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The same trap

February 17, 2013

So it seems that this country is falling into the same trap orchestrated by the same people, again. With the U.S....

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MrShaman

Feb-18-13 8:48 AM

"The US did not help the Shah retain power in Iran in 1979. 1979 is when the American embassy was overrun and the hostage situation began. However, the US did help the Shah with a coup back in 1953 or 1956 that did away with nationalizing the oil in Iran." - Tedeaux

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No...it was Mosaddeq's THREAT to nationalize (when the Brits & Americans told Mosaddeq he could stick fair-compensation, for Iranian oil, in-his-ear!!), that launched the coup.

See:

50 Years Later, Iranians Remember US-UK Coup (Christian Science Monitor)

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MrShaman

Feb-18-13 8:41 AM

"Not to mention that we overthrew a democratically elected leader in Iran in 1979 and established the brutal Shah as a replacement." - Christopher Erdman

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If you're referring to the CIA-led coup, against Mohammed Mossadeq...that happened in 1953.

See:

Mohammad Mosaddeq And The 1953 Coup In Iran

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CHayes

Feb-18-13 7:17 AM

"If Mali goes the way of Libya and Syria, it will become President Obama's THIRD war started without congressional approval."

I wasn't aware that the president started wars in Libya and Syria. Do tell us more.

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CHayes

Feb-17-13 3:19 PM

" Liberals falsely called Iraq an "illegal war" while they remain silent on President Obama's unauthorized wars."

Hey, pssst. The President can send troops anywhere in the world he wants, for 90 days. It's called the War Powers Act, and Presidents have been using it since the 70's. Quite frankly, its quite possible that Osama Bin Laden could still be walking around without it.

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Bufftrev1

Feb-17-13 2:22 PM

I didn't realize we were at war with Syria, Libya or Mali.. strange, considering I read the paper, listen to NPR and surf the net virtually every day.

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Premier

Feb-17-13 11:48 AM

Eric, we have got to hide that "Transparency" with a smokescreen.

Do your part and hush this up. It's good for the movement.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-17-13 8:39 AM

If Mali goes the way of Libya and Syria, it will become President Obama's THIRD war started without congressional approval.

Liberals falsely called Iraq an "illegal war" while they remain silent on President Obama's unauthorized wars.

Where are the calls for impeachment? Where are the congressional investigations?

Or do you stay silent because it is your team in control of the ball now and that illegal move should be overlooked?

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CMReeder

Feb-17-13 8:23 AM

The war as the right would keep correcting many of us is a war on terror and terrorist no matter where they are.

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enigma

Feb-17-13 7:36 AM

While he did get the Iran thing horribly wrong, the writer does make a point that the media seems to be ignoring. The President, who just declared an end to a decade of war is sending troops into many smaller wars, which unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, had not been approved by Congress, and sending weapons into yet others. The decade of war is not over, it's just spread out.

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CaveFelem

Feb-17-13 7:28 AM

Doesn't Mali have oil and natural gas fields? That might explain things a little.

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CHayes

Feb-17-13 7:08 AM

"The administration is not giving out too many details regarding if CIA operatives are involved, if drone warfare is being employed, or if special operations forces are on the ground in Mali"

Is the letter writer saying the White House should announce upcoming drone attacks, and publicly release the locations and activities of CIA field operatives, and military special operators?

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Ridgerunnr

Feb-17-13 6:21 AM

1979 was when the US supported Shah was overthrown. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright stated: "In 1953 the United States played a significant role in orchestrating the overthrow of Iran's popular Prime Minister, Mohammed Mosaddegh. The Eisenhower Administration believed its actions were justified for strategic reasons; but the coup was clearly a setback for Iran's political development. And it is easy to see now why many Iranians continue to resent this intervention by America in their internal affairs."

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Tedeaux

Feb-17-13 5:25 AM

The US did not help the Shah retain power in Iran in 1979. 1979 is when the American embassy was overrun and the hostage situation began. However, the US did help the Shah with a coup back in 1953 or 1956 that did away with nationalizing the oil in Iran. So that Chris, would you want us to shut down all of our foreign spending to come home and spend it all on welfare?

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