Comment: True, but don't forget what lead to that incident.

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True, but don't forget what lead to that incident.

You see, a certain oil company which was OWNED by the British government at the time, convinced the elected government of Iran to let it drill there and they would share technology and profits.

But, the British oil company went back on the deal and refused to honor its agreement.

So, the PM of Iran announced he was seizing the oil fields back for Iran since the British had violated their agreement and were essentially stealing Iran's oil. (U.S. companies were involved as well)

So the U.S. and Britain in response, overthrew the Prime Minister and re-installed the ousted monarch. (who was a brutal SOB and murdered many Iranians afterward)

The U.S. claimed it was to "halt" Marxism in Iran ala the "nationalization" of the oil fields, but they forgot to mention that the company stealing Iran's oil and who had gone back on the deal with Iran, was itself a government owned company of the UK. Had the U.S. and British companies merely upheld their agreement and shared profits and technology with Iran, that entire incident would have never happened. Nor would the Iranian revolution of 1979 ever happened, and thus no hostage crisis, no Muslim clerics running the country today, etc.

If we just mind our own damned business and trade with EVERYONE and not try to rob or steal, we don't have most of the problems we have today.