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GUEST,Stim BS: US boots on the ground' in Syria. (118* d) RE: BS: US boots on the ground' in Syria. 03 Nov 15

We've moved passed this, I'm afraid, but for Raparee and Dave, here is an article that punctures the story about Mossadegh that every seems to have embraced. Myth of the American Coup

For one thing, though he was, at one time, quite popular with the Iranian people, by the time he was overthrown in 1953, he was amazingly unpopular. After nationalizing the oil fields, he failed to renegotiate the oil contracts with Great Britain--the economy tanked, and, rather than risk having his party lose control, he suspended parliamentary elections and usurped control of the military, and drove the Shah (who, whatever you may think of him, was the legal and constitutional ruler of Iran) into exile.

Also, although he was Prime Minister, it wasn't by popular election--the Iranian Parliament had the constitutional authority to select it's own leader, subject to the Shah's approval. The only public election he ever won was the one that place him in the parliament....As to the CIA coup...well, just read the article.

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