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This day in our shameful history
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:10:28 am »
64 years ago today, one of the greatest crimes ever committed against democracy and the right of a people to the free choice of their leaders was committed against Iran and the Iranian people in a coup d'├ętat led by the Shah, backed by the US and UK.

The coup culminated in the removal of the democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, from power and imposition of the autocratic rule of the Shah for the next 26 years until the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that installed the current theocratic regime.

Mossadegh had planned to nationalize Iran's oil reserves, leading first Clement Attlee to attempt to undermine his government and then Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower to back the coup.

And I bet this is "Breaking News" you won't see on CNN.

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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?