Wednesday, August 21, 2013

US Officially Reveals Role In 1953 Iran Coup

Chris Hayes made a really good point on his show the other night, linking anti american feeling directly to shit like this:
The National Security Archive on Monday published evidence of the CIA's long-known role in the 1953 Iran coup that helped pave the way for the Islamic revolution 26 years later.

The newly declassified material is believed to contain the CIA's first public acknowledgment of its role in deposing democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh after he nationalized the country's oil industry. The move – and Iran's broader lurch to the left under Mossadegh – infuriated Great Britain and the United States, which pressed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to depose him in 1953.
In publishing a decades-old internal CIA history on the coup's 60th anniversary, the National Security Archive urged the U.S. intelligence community to “make fully available the remaining records on the coup period.”
There isn't a single Egyptian that doesn't know about our decades of support for Hosni Mubarak. Part of the colonial mindset is thinking so little of those whose affairs you interfere with that you can't fathom that there will be consequences for your actions. If you see other citizens of the world as human beings as well, you're less likely to do things to them that you wouldn't like done to you or your country. This is pretty basic stuff, but it's a mindset we can't seem to abandon.

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