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  •  Well, we often supported those coups, especially (1+ / 0-)
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    the 1980 one.

    The military crushed the left.

    We liked that.

    •  And the ayatollahs could get control in Iran, (1+ / 0-)
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      … because we helped the Shah crush the Left in Iran.

      The U.S. Cold Warriors advising the Shah were so fixated on battling the Tudeh (Iranian communist) party, they forgot to take a broader view of the history, culture, and social makeup of the country as a whole.

      Besides, the Left always wants to nationalize things like the oil industry, which is why the U.S. overthrew the democratic government of Iran in 1953 and installed the Shah in the first place.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:26:37 AM PDT

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