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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1953, the CIA overthrew the government of Iran and reinstated the deposed Shah in exchange for 40% of Iran's oil wells. As they say, oil wells that end well   (history.com) divider line
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2020-08-19 1:14:03 PM  
Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​c​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html
 
2020-08-19 1:21:51 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


That's it's SOP. See something stable in front of what a US Corporation wants? It's destabilizing time!
 
2020-08-19 1:40:52 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences
 
2020-08-19 2:15:32 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


Those are pictures of Iran from before the 1979 revolution.
 
2020-08-19 2:23:16 PM  
Defund the CIA. I bet we can rent the Mossad for way cheaper with better results.
 
2020-08-19 2:25:41 PM  

Gooch: Defund the CIA. I bet we can rent the Mossad for way cheaper with better results.


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2020-08-19 2:25:42 PM  

Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences


reading is hard
 
2020-08-19 2:26:21 PM  

Gooch: Defund the CIA. I bet we can rent the Mossad for way cheaper with better results.


you'll end up paying wholesale for the Mossad
 
2020-08-19 2:26:37 PM  

Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences


Look, I'm easily confused.
All I know is life was better then than it is now.

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2020-08-19 2:27:51 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


Those are pictures after the CIA coup.
 
2020-08-19 2:29:00 PM  
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2020-08-19 2:30:15 PM  
Point of fact: the Shah was never deposed and the USA did not put him in power.
 
2020-08-19 2:31:15 PM  
I never figured why our plane never landed in Tehran on the trip from Singapore to Rome back then.  Never counted in a "Men at Work" sign over the road.


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2020-08-19 2:31:59 PM  
Good thing we put an end to that kind of crap.
 
2020-08-19 2:32:34 PM  

g.fro: Point of fact: the Shah was never deposed ...


I mean, of course, at the time. Obviously he was deposed in 1979.
 
2020-08-19 2:33:29 PM  
The CIA overthrew the democratically elected government and replaced it with a violent dictator in exchange for giving control of oil wells back to BP.

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2020-08-19 2:33:48 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences

reading is hard


It sure is:  "Religious discontent grew, and the shah became more repressive, using his brutal secret police force to suppress opposition. This alienated students and intellectuals in Iran, and support for Khomeini grew."

History.com, like the History Channel, has sucked at analysis for years now.  Some nice snapshots don't outweigh being a foreign puppet and brutalizing your own people.

/you don't have to convince me
//you have to go back in time and convince the locals who deposed his ass
 
2020-08-19 2:34:50 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


Those are pictures after the CIA's coup.
 
2020-08-19 2:35:17 PM  
Thus ending all troubles in the region forever.
 
2020-08-19 2:36:35 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences

reading is hard


SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences

reading is hard


The CIA coup was in 1953.  Those pictures are during the reign of the CIA backed Shah between 1953 and the 1979 Islamic revolution.
 
2020-08-19 2:40:27 PM  
Well, sucks to be them.

Pass me another bucket of dinosaur juice.
 
2020-08-19 2:40:49 PM  
More like the Brits totally played the CIA (just like everyone else did) to stage the coup in response to the nationalization of BP (the "B" stands for British), who had been screwing over the Iranians by way of an unconscionable contract for oil.
 
2020-08-19 2:45:55 PM  
You mean the Iranians wanted to control their own resources instead of shoveling them away dirt cheap to a foreign corporation and wealthy foreign investors that offered low wages and few benefits, and they trusted some dangerous religious fanatics too far in order to get back to better days and are still paying the price for it? Who in their right mind would do such a thing?
 
2020-08-19 2:48:22 PM  

Priapetic: More like the Brits totally played the CIA (just like everyone else did) to stage the coup in response to the nationalization of BP (the "B" stands for British), who had been screwing over the Iranians by way of an unconscionable contract for oil.


Hey, YOU try quitting your global empire cold turkey...
 
2020-08-19 2:49:13 PM  

Pharmdawg: You mean the Iranians wanted to control their own resources instead of shoveling them away dirt cheap to a foreign corporation and wealthy foreign investors that offered low wages and few benefits, and they trusted some dangerous religious fanatics too far in order to get back to better days and are still paying the price for it? Who in their right mind would do such a thing?


Good thing THAT pattern never repeated anywhere else in the world...ever...
 
2020-08-19 2:51:22 PM  

Pharmdawg: You mean the Iranians wanted to control their own resources instead of shoveling them away dirt cheap to a foreign corporation and wealthy foreign investors that offered low wages and few benefits, and they trusted some dangerous religious fanatics too far in order to get back to better days and are still paying the price for it? Who in their right mind would do such a thing?


Oddly enough, it was the British who had a problem with this (it was, after all,  the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company whose wells were nationalized). They played us for suckers, and somehow they never get any of the blame.
 
2020-08-19 2:53:54 PM  
If there is ever a movie made about this, I want the CIA operative to be played by Kermit the Frog.
 
2020-08-19 3:08:38 PM  
they did it again just a few months ago in Bolivia
 
2020-08-19 3:09:43 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: If there is ever a movie made about this, I want the CIA operative to be played by Kermit the Frog.


If I'm not mistaken the CIA operative was the father of Stewart Copeland of The Police (and not the kind everyone wants to defund). Well, maybe some want to defund them.
 
2020-08-19 3:11:14 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

That's it's SOP. See something stable in front of what a US Corporation wants? It's destabilizing time!


"US Corporation"

That's adorable. You don't actually know much about Iran's history, do you?
 
2020-08-19 3:12:42 PM  

Geotpf: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

Those are pictures after the CIA's coup.


Those are pictures OF the CIA coup!!
 
2020-08-19 3:13:08 PM  
As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.
 
2020-08-19 3:14:54 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Gooch: Defund the CIA. I bet we can rent the Mossad for way cheaper with better results.

you'll end up paying wholesale for the Mossad


Yeah, because Jews and money! Haha, that's great.

Now do Blacks.
 
2020-08-19 3:15:04 PM  

Nimbull: As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.


Not "ah well", "oil well"
 
2020-08-19 3:15:11 PM  

Nimbull: As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.


War is a Racket - USMC Major Smedley Butler
 
2020-08-19 3:19:53 PM  

BullBearMS: The CIA overthrew the democratically elected government and replaced it with a violent dictator in exchange for giving control of oil wells back to BP.

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Mosaddegh was as democratically elected as Mussolini and Hitler.

And the Shah was already in power.
 
2020-08-19 3:20:21 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


They didn't make a mistake. They made a decision.
 
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2020-08-19 3:31:53 PM  

Priapetic: More like the Brits totally played the CIA (just like everyone else did) to stage the coup in response to the nationalization of BP (the "B" stands for British), who had been screwing over the Iranians by way of an unconscionable contract for oil.


Did you just bring facts into a pure 'Grrr at Murica' thread???  How can you ever call yourself a 'True Liberal'???  Next you'll go into Trumper threads and fact bomb them, getting all of their red hats into a crimson, bobbing uproar!!!

And yea, 1953 stood as an example as to why we shouldn't have just followed British ambitions unquestioningly.

However. 1979 stands as a large step down for Iranians, and 2009 demonstrated the problem hadn't been corrected yet.  From the autocratic frying pan into the theocratic fire, the kind of theocracy that simply improved on the autocratic ways via more terror.
 
2020-08-19 3:37:51 PM  

Priapetic: More like the Brits totally played the CIA (just like everyone else did) to stage the coup in response to the nationalization of BP (the "B" stands for British), who had been screwing over the Iranians by way of an unconscionable contract for oil.


So the CIA were competent enough to organise a counter-revolution and overthrow a government but incompetent enough to do it for a foreign company?

Or maybe it was because the USA likes its pet authoritarian despots and the BP connection was a smokescreen for American Imperialism.
 
2020-08-19 3:45:54 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Priapetic: More like the Brits totally played the CIA (just like everyone else did) to stage the coup in response to the nationalization of BP (the "B" stands for British), who had been screwing over the Iranians by way of an unconscionable contract for oil.

So the CIA were competent enough to organise a counter-revolution and overthrow a government but incompetent enough to do it for a foreign company?

Or maybe it was because the USA likes its pet authoritarian despots and the BP connection was a smokescreen for American Imperialism.


Yes.

No.
 
2020-08-19 3:48:08 PM  
You know, if I were in charge of the CIA, I'd make sure that every agency facility had a chicken coop behind it, just to mess with people's minds.
 
2020-08-19 3:56:58 PM  

Norfolking Chance: So the CIA were competent enough to organise a counter-revolution and overthrow a government but incompetent enough to do it for a foreign company?


Not "incompetent," it was a compensated favor for an old friend.
 
2020-08-19 4:47:25 PM  

Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html


Yeah. That's not what those pictures are.
 
2020-08-19 5:03:37 PM  

Nimbull: As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.


Well, it lead us into the arms of Saudi Arabia. That hasn't gone wrong at all.
 
2020-08-19 5:07:51 PM  

the_rhino: Gooch: Defund the CIA. I bet we can rent the Mossad for way cheaper with better results.

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She and McGee were the only decent characters on the show.

/And I'm not sure how ANYONE missed that Ziva's bi. That was my favorite part of her character.
//Here I am stuck in Covid quarentine without my unlimited data to watch TV...
 
2020-08-19 5:53:40 PM  

Onionhead: Walker: Lots of pictures of life in Iran before the CIA assisted coup. CIA, you made a huge mistake.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-5103795/Fascinating-photos-Iran-197​9-revolution.html

This was actually a result of the CIA coup.  The 1979 revolution ended this.

FTA:
Images of life across Iran in the 60s and 70s portray a vibrant kingdom ahead of the 1979 Islamic revolution.  At the time, men and women mixed freely and education was encouraged for the entire population of Iran.  Before being ousted during the revolution, King Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi encouraged women's rights.  He banned the hijab, saying that the headscarf suppressed women and granted women the right to vote.  Images of young Iranians at parties more reveal the tension between modern and traditional influences


Yes, and he also treated his political enemies, and anyone he didn't like, the same way the Saudi's do.
 
2020-08-19 6:24:04 PM  
Have we established if the pics Walker posted are before or after the cia staged coup

?

asking for Xhibit
 
2020-08-19 7:11:39 PM  

Bishop of Southfark: hoodiowithtudio: If there is ever a movie made about this, I want the CIA operative to be played by Kermit the Frog.

If I'm not mistaken the CIA operative was the father of Stewart Copeland of The Police (and not the kind everyone wants to defund). Well, maybe some want to defund them.


Kermit Roosevelt was Copeland's father?
 
2020-08-19 7:49:51 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Nimbull: As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.

War is a Racket - USMC Major Smedley Butler


USMC Major GeneralSmedley Butler

It's a big step from O-4 to O-8....respect the man's rank or he might have to use his right thumb
 
2020-08-19 8:29:02 PM  

scanman61: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Nimbull: As an American it is interesting how some Americans get REALLY upset when you mention this. We messed up big time back then and it's been costing us ever since. Ah well.

War is a Racket - USMC Major Smedley Butler

USMC Major GeneralSmedley Butler

It's a big step from O-4 to O-8....respect the man's rank or he might have to use his right thumb


I have one problem and one problem only with that giant of a man. I keep thinking if him saying "it's Smedly" ala Blazing Saddles.
 
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