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  •  Well Volley that comment was not meant as an (0+ / 0-)

    attack on you or your intelligence. I was not imply that you don't know history. I am just saying that you make certain leaps that ignore cause and effect.

    Let's look at Iran.

    Concerned about growing Soviet influence in Iran during the Cold War, the U.S. toppled the regime of Iran's elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadeq, who intended to nationalize the Iranian oil industry. The U.S.-backed coup against Mossadeq in 1953 reinforced the power of the young Mohammed Reza, Shah of Iran.

    The pro-Western Shah was viewed by many in Iran as increasingly autocratic and oppressive. He tried to institute many Western social reforms by decree, and his secret police, SAVAK, viciously silenced opposition voices. A 1979 Islamist revolution against the Shah's regime swept a new kind of Islamic state into power, the Islamic Republic of Iran, governed by Islamic jurists and scholars. The popular hatred of the Shah also tarred his American supporters, and the revolution's anti-American passion led to the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where 53 hostages were held for more than a year

    Now is PBS leftist propagandist entity? I will let the viewers decide.

    Anyway I said what I needed to say and I am out of this conversation.

    •  LOL no, PBS is not a leftist propaganda (1+ / 0-)
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      organization, but, your quote doesn't really go to your point Shawn.

      Shawn, there would have been religious tension in Iran even if Moseddegh had not been overthrown. Outside of Teheran people were unhappy with his regime and his introduction of Communism. They never would have been able to keep a lid on the fundamentalist aspects of the area without a severe crackdown of the religious elements.

      Did the U.S. create ill-will in Iran with it's support of the Shah? Absolutely but, I believe that no matter what, the U.S. would not have had the good will of the fundamentalists that took the government.

      Shawn, I am not ignoring history, in fact I am taking it very seriously.

      "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

      by volleyboy1 on Fri May 25, 2012 at 02:44:26 PM PDT

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