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  •  I think maybe you mean Iranian (0+ / 0-)

    actions over the last 20 years? They had a pretty serious revolution 32 years ago.  

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 02:22:44 PM PDT

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    •  an unnecessary revolution since, if we had (0+ / 0-)

      withdrawn support from the Shah the revolution might have been less radical.  They also had a very serious war with Iraq and may have defeated Saddam but for US intervention with weapons and intelligence.

      Not to trust my math skills, let's just say since the Shah fell, their policy has been fairly pragmatic

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