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They Hate Us Because We're Awesome (Iran)

"One of the favorite phrases of today's warmongering politicians (including Santorum): "They don't hate us because of our policies! They hate us because we're free!" Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. We're the ones who often fund their oppressors.

Take Iran, for example, who may be next on our warpath. In 1953 under Operation Ajax, our CIA and Britain's MI6 toppled the democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh and replaced him with an oppressive, pro-United States dictatorship under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah tortured and killed thousands in order to preserve his power."

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Simple Facts and Plain Arguments
A common sense take on politics and current events.


how much did he know

i'm not here to justify or defend the shah... He was hoisted into a position of power, he was ill equipped to occupy... (that's how They like it)

i wager SAVAK was the brainchild of either one or all of following covert agencies CIA/MI6/MI5.

Odds are the Shah had some clue but not enough clue about the extent of the carnage.

Who supported khomeini in Paris from the late 60's through the 70's?

After the islamic revolution in Iran, the Saudi regime - and all other Sunni backed regimes in the middle east didn't look so ...alone, Sunni and repressive.


God bless the peacemakers

God damn the warmongers!

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine