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The Judge shares old ad - Shah of Iran & nuclear power plants

I just saw this image posted on Judge Napolitano's Facebook page earlier today (scroll down - can't miss it, Shah of Iran in military gear).

It appears to be an Ad from the Eastern Utilities something or other in New England... trying to influence readers to support Nuclear Power because "the Shah of Iran" is having nuclear power plants built in Iran.

Quite the irony!


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Guess who supplied Iran with its first reactor?

And started Iran's nuclear program and ambitions?

The foundations for Iran's nuclear program were laid after a 1953 coup deposed the Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and installed the Shah (King) Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to power.[36]

A civil nuclear co-operation program was established under the U.S. Atoms for Peace program. In 1967, the Tehran Nuclear Research Center (TNRC) was established, run by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). The TNRC was equipped with a U.S.-supplied, 5-megawatt nuclear research reactor, which was fueled by highly enriched uranium.[37][38]

Iran signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1968 and ratified it in 1970, making Iran's nuclear program subject to International Atomic Energy Agency verification.

Advertisement from the 1970s by American nuclear-energy companies, using Iran's nuclear program as a marketing ploy
[edit] 1970s

The Shah approved plans to construct, with U.S. help, up to 23 nuclear power stations by 2000.[39] In March 1974, the Shah envisioned a time when the world's oil supply would run out, and declared, "Petroleum is a noble material, much too valuable to burn ... We envision producing, as soon as possible, 23 000 megawatts of electricity using nuclear plants."[40]

Read more of the fascinating history

Irony, blowback and unintended consequences indeed!

I uploaded it here...