Saudi Arabia The Scapegoat for War with Iran

FairstoodtheWind

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defend democracy in the world? When is the US going to invade and remove the authoritarian, anti democratic junta that has seized control of the UK on behalf of the nEU Reich?
 

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Are you really that stupid ?
Why isn't Iran a democracy ?
Oh yea, that's right ... CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup
Its a bit more complicated than that....
The Brits oil embargo had already bankrupted the regime and created massive instability with violent riots in the cities
Mossadegh dissolved his own Parliament, rigged a referendum to give himself absolute power and got it 'approved' by the 99.9& people
Ultimately the US, fearing a Communist takeover, reluctantly acceded to British demands for regime change and participated in the destabilisation
In reality Mossadegh was the author of his own demise although the Brits did push him over the edge with some US help
 

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Everyone has a right to a say in how they are ruled according to the UDHR.
The US is both a democracy and a Federal Republic - democracies can take several different forms you know
What Are The Different Types And Forms Of Democracy?
A republic and a pure democracy are very different animals. Why is the US not pushing Republicanism on the mid-east? Unless of course this 'defense of democracy' canard is nothing but pure bafflegab, a verbal dodge in favor of Israel expansion.
 

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Its a bit more complicated than that....
The Brits oil embargo had already bankrupted the regime and created massive instability with violent riots in the cities
Mossadegh dissolved his own Parliament, rigged a referendum to give himself absolute power and got it 'approved' by the 99.9& people
Ultimately the US, fearing a Communist takeover, reluctantly acceded to British demands for regime change and participated in the destabilisation
In reality Mossadegh was the author of his own demise although the Brits did push him over the edge with some US help
The 'regime'.
You mean the democratically elected 'regime' ?

The AIOC was the United Kingdom's "single largest overseas asset" and a "source of national pride" in the British post-war era of Clement Attlee, and Ernest Bevin. Even as late as the "1940s and early 1950s some high British officials still believed that Persian petroleum was actually and rightly British petroleum because it had been discovered by the British, developed by British capital, and exploited through British skill and British ingenuity."

In stark contrast, Iranian Premier Mohammad Mosaddegh believed the 1933 concession granted to the AIOC by Iran was "immoral as well as illegal". Mosaddeq "challenged every aspect of the British commercial presence in Iran". The British feared that if Mosaddeq's policies prevailed, "nationalists throughout the world could abrogate British concessions with impunity."
Abadan Crisis - Wikipedia

The British thought Iranian oil was theirs.
I stand with Mosaddeq.
Like I said earlier, it's time to re-think your allies.
 
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