reply to post by michaelbrux
They invaded a U.S. Embassy and took hostages? Yeah, act of war...
...unless of course it might have had something to do with the CIA coup d' état in 1953 in "Operation Ajax" carried out by a CIA officer Kermit
Roosevelt (yep, grandson of Teddy)... instituted because Iran had the audacity to think they should own and control their OWN oil assets... and the
"Shah of Iran" was installed and supported thereafter by the U.S., and used his "hit squads" to disappear and/or snuff out dissenters. Nice guy, the
Shah... (if you like brutal despots.)
I mean... what's the big deal? If the Russian or Chinese government fomented a coup, and installed a Chinese or Russian as an emergency President of
the United States, there would be no reason for Americans to get pissed off and revolt...
...anyway... why would anyone mistrust the U.S. Didn't they get the memo that we're all about "Freedom, Mom, and Apple Pie?"
Why would Iran distrust the U.S. and her allies?
A summary of our foreign generosity in spreading peace and good will around the world:
1953: Iran... overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the
intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom and the United States under the name TPAJAX Project.
1959: Iraq, zealot named Saddam Hussein part of CIA authorized "hit squad" tasked with assassination of Iraqi Prime Minister Gen. Abd al-Karim Qasim.
He was to become president in July, 1979, and enjoyed a warm strategic "relationship" with the U.S. who supported him in waging war on Iran, who had
by this time revolted against the Shah.
1959: Panama/Manuel Noriega, on the CIA payroll informally... contracted as such in 1967. Noriega eventually became de facto ruler in 1983, halted
the vote count of the 1984 election... he made special concessions for the U.S. with the the canal zone policy. Resisted being the U.S.'s beatch, in
the mid to late 80's...
1979: Afghanistan/Osama bin Laden. Under Operation Cyclone from 1979 to 1989, the United States provided financial aid and weapons to OBL and the
mujahideen through Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)... the United States provided the money and weapons, the training of militant groups
was entirely done by the Pakistani Armed Forces and the ISI.
There's many more... but ask yourself... WHAT DO ALL OF THE ABOVE ALLIES HAVE IN COMMON in their relationships with the United States?
Again... why would Iran harbor ill will to little ol' U.S.?
edit on 29-4-2012 by dasman888 because: Typo correction