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  •  Mossadegh was a pseudo-socialist (3+ / 0-)
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    who wanted Iran to get some money for the oil BP was pumping out of it, and who was popular with the rural and the poor.

    Pass me the fucking smelling salts.

    It's not as if Iran was about to fall under some islamic version of the Iron Curtain.  And if it did, it would have been better than the result we did get with the shah.

    Lesson: don't fuck with people, especially democratically elected popular leaders, and don't topple their governments.

    •  Indeed (0+ / 0-)

      Lesson: don't fuck with people, especially democratically elected popular leaders, and don't topple their governments.

      This has at no time produced results. For all the time these masters-of-the-universe Covert Ops guys spent trying to subvert governments or engineer coups - they actually accomplished very little in the way of actual intelligence collection. It wasn't until we had developed the U2 and the Corona spy sats that we even had the vaguest idea of what was going on in the Soviet Union.

      Sponge Bob, Mandrake, Cartoons. That's how your hard-core islamahomocommienazis work.

      by Benito on Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 11:34:27 PM PDT

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      •  oh, but they were very effective (1+ / 0-)
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        at derailing popular movements toward justice and land reform in, for instance, South America.  South America stayed a colonial pawn of the U.S. for decades because of our highly successful murders of their democratically elected presidents.

        •  yup - until we get a Castro or a Chavez (0+ / 0-)

          whose anti-Americanism undermines us in the long run.

          You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

          Sponge Bob, Mandrake, Cartoons. That's how your hard-core islamahomocommienazis work.

          by Benito on Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 09:18:41 AM PDT

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