The CIA's Secret History in IranSubmitted by LatinsforPaul on Sun, 12/27/2009 - 13:15
Operation Ajax: Iran and the CIA Coup in 1953
How a Plot Convulsed Iran in '53 (and in '79)
By JAMES RISEN
For nearly five decades, America's role in the military coup that ousted Iran's elected prime minister and returned the shah to power has been lost to history, the subject of fierce debate in Iran and stony silence in the United States. One by one, participants have retired or died without revealing key details, and the Central Intelligence Agency said a number of records of the operation — its first successful overthrow of a foreign government — had been destroyed.
But a copy of the agency's secret history of the coup has surfaced, revealing the inner workings of a plot that set the stage for the Islamic revolution in 1979, and for a generation of anti-American hatred in one of the Middle East's most powerful countries.
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Actual Documents: CIA Clandestine Service History, "Overthrow of Premier Mossadeq of Iran,
November 1952-August 1953," March 1954, by Dr. Donald Wilber.
The word "BLOWBACK" appeared for the very first time in this document.