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  •  Well we did support the Shah and he was (1+ / 0-)
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    as bad as Mubarak to his people.  That support caused the Iranian revolution, which gave Iran the awful government it has today.

    Whenever we interfere it always backfires.  So yeah, our government should stay out of this, especially because of the hypocrisy, since we were slow to support the democracy movement in Egypt, whose repressive government is on our payroll.

    •  Exactly. It's not like they've forgotten (1+ / 0-)
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      HOW and WHY they got stuck with the Shah and SAVAK .

      SAVAK (Persian: ساواک, short for سازمان اطلاعات و امنیت کشور Sāzemān-e Ettela'āt va Amniyat-e Keshvar, National Intelligence and Security Organization) was the secret police, domestic security and intelligence service established by Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi . . . with the help of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and Israel's Mossad

      "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

      by bobdevo on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 02:11:05 PM PST

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      •  Ahmadinejad is already blaming the protests (0+ / 0-)

        on foreign agents.  The worst thing our government can do is publicly support the protests.  

        Besides, it should have been our policy to support democratic movement everywhere, but our friendship with too many dictators threw a wrench in that politik.

        In a live interview on state television, Ahmadinejad said: "It is evident and clear that the Iranian nation has enemies because it is a country which wants to shine and achieve its peak and wants to change relations (between countries) in the world.

        "Of course there is a lot of animosity, even against the government. But they (protest planners) will not achieve their goals," he replied when about Monday's demonstrations in the capital.

        Iranian lawmakers call for harsh punishments as Obama decries Iranian government for use of force

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