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Anyone see the movie ARGO?

I saw it this weekend.

Definitely worth watching - especially the opening where they explain the CIA misdeeds against Iran in the 1950's.

I knew about Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when his government was overthrown in a coup d'état orchestrated by the British MI5 and the CIA.

We installed the Shah of Iran - a hated leader who tortured and killed his own people for 25 years.

But most Americans do NOT know about this.

They just think Iran hates us because we're a free country.

They hate Iranians because our government TELLS them to.

So that movie at least may have taught some people a few things.

KUDOS to the producers of ARGO

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I found it pretty boring but I tend to find most movies boring

The whole movie was based off this wired article:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2007/04/feat_cia/all/

So some people who don't want to bother with a full movie but are interested in the story might prefer just to read that:

It pretty much reeked of propaganda like most American entertainment that features the military or CIA.

The wiki article features a few inaccuracies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argo_(2012_film)#Persian_community_Reactions

I didn't see this movie as propaganda. On the contrary...

...the opening tells about how the CIA and British spies overthrew an elected leader in Iran in 1953 all for BP oil profits.

Obviously BP bought the American/English politicians who then authorized the overthrow (to keep their seats in power).

But the problem is, it caused blowback and hatred by the Iranians when we supported the torturing dictator the Shah of Iran for 25 years.

Which led directly to the hostage situation in the 1970's.

And now our government tells us to hate Iranians.

Every American should see at least the first 10 minutes of this movie.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

More propoganda...

...reading only the reviews, as I have not seen it. Timing of release, demonizing a faux enemy = propoganda.
http://blogs.indiewire.com/anthony/argo-reconsidered-ben-aff...

Maybe others have a different take?

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