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ATS.C: Operation AJAX: Iran and How The CIA Planted the Seeds of Middle East Terrorism in 1953

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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 02:44 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 03:18 AM
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Nice podcast, Fred. If it weren't a godforsaken hour (0405 EST), I'd give my own podcast. This'll have to do, I suppose.

The one major point I've learned as a student of history is that US foreign policy during the Cold War was ten kinds of screwed up, and it ALWAYS came back and kicked y'all in the teeth.

The war in Vietnam, meant to stall communism, actually ended up with more of south asia in communist hands (thailand, cambodia, et al).

The war in afghanistan sure went well- those same fighters the CIA armed and trained are probably still fighting now. Failing that, the arms given to them are being turned against US servicement.

This is just another example of foreign policy not quite being thought through. The West deposed a democratic foothold in the Middle East over oil, and basically handed it over to the enemy. Of course, the string of broken WWII promises and the almost unconditional support of Israel sure helped, neh?

(I do support Israel as a sovereign nation, but deplore the tactics they use to stay that way)

As for how to help drag the Middle East out of the aristocratic dark age it has fallen into, I would say that it requires the same things that serfs in the middle ages did- advanced economics and education. Those are the two things that really did in the feudal lords, and those will be the things that do in the oil barons. How?

Firstly, education. Secular, straight up education. You get the kids to know about their world in a less propagandized envrionment, and maybe the Middle East would be less hostile overall towards the West. (way to ruin being civilized for the rest of us, Eisenhower!)

Secondly, an economy. A lot of people in the middle east live hand to mouth, barely scraping by. Makes it an easy choice to done splode yourself as an alternative to getting chopped out for your shoes or starving to death. Give people the nine to five, an air conditioner, a TV and the internet, and behold! Extremism will die in a fit of apathy and lethargy.

That's my two cents.

DE



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 03:40 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 03:41 PM
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Fred, your Podcast cuts out after you agree with me.


DE




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