13 August, 2020

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CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran’s Coup

Sixty years ago this Monday, on August 19, 1953, modern Iranian history took a critical turn when a U.S.- and British-backed coup overthrew the country’s prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. The event’s reverberations have haunted its orchestrators over the years, contributing to the anti-Americanism that accompanied the Shah’s ouster in early 1979, and even influencing the Iranians who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran later that year.

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    So who is really surprised. It does not take that long to realize just how much the US interferes, and that it’s true ally and friend, Israel, does all the dirty work, to make sure, chaos and confusion keeps the flames burning in the Middle East. All it takes is to light a match, and the region will burst into flames.

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      “Sixty years ago this Monday, on August 19, 1953, modern Iranian history took a critical turn when a U.S.- and British-backed coup overthrew the country’s prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. “

      This has bee known for a long ,long time,nothing new.

      So is Chile’s Allende.

      They considered it is in their best strategic interests, like Cuba, Bay of Pigs etc.

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    The best is there are navies who yet believe the world is run by individual countries and Colonizing is a thing in the past. The Colonized running has stopped and instead they help to elect the corrupt and mediocre within, as their stooges to carry the brief the world over like MR here.

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    It was not a secret even at that time. There were books and articles written about the CIA involvement long before.

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    More and more hidden truths are coming out into the open about American and Western duplicity. Truth shall eventually prevail.

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    Allow me to quote Florence Schovel- “The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with outstanding accuracy.”

    Rings so true. US/UK interfered and ousted a democratically elected PM and installed a puppet so that they could protect strategic interests of the West.

    Six decades after the disastrous coup and the coronation of a puppet , the west has not learned any lessons. The trajectory of the Muslim world could have been completely different if the government was allowed to function. Iran, could have been a beacon of light to other struggling democracies in the region, we could have had far more interaction and cooperation among the Muslim world, between the ME and the West and perhaps avoided the mutual mistrust the ME and the West, that has led to many conflicts.

    The west continues to be the bane of the Muslim world. The well know secret is that a stable Muslim world is a threat to the survival of the decadent west. In the calculation of the West, that cost of disruption is miniscule compared to the cost of engagement.

    Engagement would mean competing with a resurgent Muslim world, for both economic and political power and control. The risks are huge; particularly a loss of clout would ensure the decline of influence the west has over the rest of the world.

    Subterfuge and sabotage are essential tools of the west to ensure economic hegemony. This hegemony affects not only the Middle East, its reach is spreads far and wide including poor nations like us and the Southern American countries.

    Of course I want to also respond to puerile comments from Sinhala Chauvinists who think that Islam and Muslims are evil, and all what I have said is a load of bunkum; remember the West didn’t come to your rescue when the chips were down, and they still haven’t come to your rescue even after defeating the LTTE.

    This is because you don’t matter to them. The only time you become important to them is when you could be a pawn in their game of chess to be used and discarded. And that would be to escalate a conflict with India and China or with the Muslim world.

    An early manifestation is the BBS and Sinhala Ravaya. The other is the simmering anti Sri Lanka campaign in TN and the fishers of the southern tip in Rameswaram.

    The Sinhala Chauvinists would of course rather nibble at the crumbs dished out by the west than put up with the truth, that we could do better as a united peaceful Sri Lanka.

    Bur then who wants Demalas and Hambayas tell us what to do, nedha?

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      Nabil:

      why don’t you be honest and tell how many new mosques are there in Sri Lankan now.

      How many places that you call mosques were former warehouses, grocery stores and private homes ?

      No where in the world, Muslim lived in harmony with other communities. they always converted and turned the majority culture upside down.

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    Here is more evidence that when there is violence in the region, Israel can be the instigator:

    “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being responsible for the military takeover in Egypt, saying that he has “evidence” that points to Israel’s involvement.

    According to the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, Erdogan met with members of his party in Ankara on Tuesday and said: “Israel is behind the coup in Egypt, we have evidence.”

    The report also said that Erdogan mentioned the words of a French Jewish intellectual, who he did not name, who said in 2011 that the Muslim Brotherhood will not take power even if they were to be elected since “democracy is not the ballot box.”

    In March, reconciliation efforts between Israel and Turkey began after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Erdogan to apologize for the botched raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 that killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American.

    Erdogan suggested that normalization of ties with Israel would take time, hinting that Turkey wanted to ensure the victims of the flotilla raid were compensated and Israel remained committed to the easing of restrictions of goods to Gaza before restoring relations. The two countries have yet to decide on the exact sum of compensation that would be given to the flotilla victims’ families.”

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      REconciliation between Israel and turkey is because that is how it needed for the USA. USA asked for it.

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    the west is responsible for the rise of Wahabism in the world. It began first in Saudi Arabia. All by the west.

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      Jim softy,

      What is that wahabism means can you explain me Jim? Is it something new religion?

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    USA, the most violent nation on earth. The unstoppable global bully since WW2.

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    Had the ex Gen continued in his post after Nanthikadal, and the Govt acceeded to his 300.000 army there was a better than even money chance that an “Iran” could have occured in our Motherland too.

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