It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by oozyismI can imagine Obama running towards his room in the (white) house, jumping in his double king size bed (which must be white) and hugging his (white) pillow and sobbing all night
Ever since oil was discovered there in 1908, Iran had attracted great interest from the West. The British played a dominant role there until World War II, when the Soviet Union joined them in fighting to keep the Germans out. Until 1953, the United States mostly stayed on the sidelines, advocating for an independent Iran under the leadership of the young king, Reza Shah Pahlavi. But that year, fearing that charismatic prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh might be moving Iran closer to Moscow, the CIA directed an operation to oust him and consolidate power under the Shah.
Carter didn't have anything to do with putting the Shah into power.
Nor did the CIA which wasn't formed until 09/18/1947.
The OSS may well have played a part in his placement. But not Carter, or the CIA, or the CIA under Carter.