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Old 08-23-2013, 12:49 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by W*GS View Post
CIA documents acknowledge its role in Iran's 1953 coup

But according to 'nyuk', America did the Right Thing.

So much for our respect for self-determination.
Yet again you attack the US for moving to block Soviet expansionism - in the name of decency, no less. Here's a funny one -

The United States played a crucial, even determining, role in keeping Iran's territorial integrity from Soviet designs. Keen on getting an oil concession for the northern provinces on Iranís Caspian coast, Stalin ordered the creation of two separatist movements in the country, and threatened to dismember Iran if he did not get the northern oil concessions. Many Iranian nationalists were opposed to the idea of any spoils to the Soviets. Truman issued a virtual ultimatum demanding that the Soviets withdraw from Iran in 1946. Eventually Soviet forces were withdrawn, making it the only instance in the postwar years when Stalin's Red Army occupied a territory and was forced to give it up. Without the United States, in other words, there might not have been the Iran we know today.

The Myth of Operation Ajax

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