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12:11 PM on 08/28/2013
Half of the evil done in the world is done to cover up the other half. Maybe US doesn't want a dialogue with Iran because it is afraid people will learn the truth and so they keep pushing fear and hate.
And more, Israel's killing of the young nuclear scientists of Iran is sickening.
01:29 PM on 08/28/2013
I would be a bit surprised if Israel is behind the gassing in Syria. Israel has been trying to start a war with Iran and make the US do it.
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ddaly123
02:02 PM on 08/28/2013
Thanks Adolf, we'll take a look at that.
SPKen
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01:40 PM on 08/28/2013
US are forbidden to have dialogue due power of israeli lobby.
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11:54 AM on 08/28/2013
More importantly, who was President during this mission? I have no idea who to blame!! Yes, I know, Obama. Just like the poll today that found 29% of Republicans from Louisiana blame Obama for poor response to Katrina in 2005. 2-0-0-5.

Can we pick somebody who was at least BORN during this time to blame?
01:08 PM on 08/28/2013
Ike was POTUS during the coup. It was his biggest error in judgement.
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Molli Blum
Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkende
01:14 PM on 08/28/2013
I think he regretted it... have often wondered whether that was precisely what he was alluding to in his farewell speech
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RS
I think, therefore, I don't listen to Limbaugh
01:11 PM on 08/28/2013
"More importantly, who was President during this mission?"

Here's your answer servicedograiser: DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, A REPUBLICAN.

Remember: this is the SAME Dwight D. Eisenhower who, during his eight years in office, signed legislation creating the Interstate Highway system. He was also REPEATEDLY SLAMMED as a Communist by Fred Koch, co-founder of the lily-white rightwing John Birch Society and father of Charles and David Koch, the two principal financial backers of the Tea Party. Here is a link that backs this up:

http://other98.com/soros-vs-koch-infographic/
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02:01 PM on 08/28/2013
Thanks for the info. I guess none of the Presidents were perfect, even back then. I don't know why we expect them to be now. I think the interstate system, although designed for defense, is one of the best things we've done as a country. 
11:30 AM on 08/28/2013
It is unbelievable to read the comments on this article on other sites. As much as I hate the regime of IRI, I find it sickening that so many Americans stand byt their government even when it admits of wrong doing.
uk progressive
He took a face from the ancient gallery
11:29 AM on 08/28/2013
I hope the Iranian government is successful in suing the US, they should also sue the UK.
11:21 AM on 08/28/2013
The 1979 hostage crisis was legally settled between US and Iran. But, US never kept up its end of the bargain, the main part of it was not to interfere in Iranian domestic politics. The 1953 overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government, has never been addressed by US.
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RS
I think, therefore, I don't listen to Limbaugh
01:21 PM on 08/28/2013
"The 1953 overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government, has never been addressed by US."

That's because ANYONE who has the backing of the IMPOVERISHED MASSES in his (or her) country and stands up to GREEDY multinational corporations -- especially BP, who had set up shop in Iran back in 1953 -- gets INSTANTLY BRANDED as a Communist by the CIA -- and sad to say, DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED people like Mohammed Mossadegh and Chile's Salvador Allende were certainly NO EXCEPTIONS.
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David Hammerbeck
11:19 AM on 08/28/2013
If the US and the Brits hadn't staged a coup to oust a democratically elected government in '53, the taking of the US Embassy twenty five years later most probably never would have happened. What a trite headline to a scanty and under-documented story. Who wrote this?
11:33 AM on 08/28/2013
The biggest damage by the coup of 1953 was that it destroyed the chance for the middle east to have a 3rd way based on rationality and mutual respect between the nation.
Mossadegh was a strong anticommunist and a western educated nationalist who could have been a much better ally to the United States and the western nations if he had given the chance.
But the policies of the post WWII of US and UK could not allow a strong nationalist movement in the region, specially for the UK that was almost bankrupt, Iran was a milking cow that they could not afford to loose and US was happy to help to gain political and economical hand in that lucrative market.
01:10 PM on 08/28/2013
People today won't let these historical facts color their state sponsored hatred for Iranians. It's a sad thing when a nation like the US has terminal historical amnesia.
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IrTravis
I came, I saw, I conflagulated.
01:23 PM on 08/28/2013
Truly, the ousted Iranian leaders name was Mossad-egh? I apologize if this was written in the article, and after this post is made I will do a google search.

No way his name was Mossad-egh, can't be.
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piul05
Are you looking at my ears?! (Mo-om!!!)
11:09 PM on 08/28/2013
My thoughts exactly.
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10:55 AM on 08/28/2013
Now to be fair, no harm was done to hostages and they were freed after about 440 days while 1953 coup resulted in overthrow of a democratically elected government at the request of the British so they can keep stealing Iran's oil.
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Molli Blum
Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkende
01:16 PM on 08/28/2013
Yes,. By contrast, the entire country had been held hostage for a quarter of a century.
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piul05
Are you looking at my ears?! (Mo-om!!!)
11:50 PM on 08/28/2013
And to be even fairer, if there hadn't been the coup, no embassy would have been stormed.

Actions and consequences.
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11:42 AM on 08/29/2013
can't disagree
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Vincent Van Der Hyde
The truth will set you free.
10:50 AM on 08/28/2013
You can never predict what will happen when you intervene in another country's internal affairs.

Some that should be kept in mind the next few days.
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RS
I think, therefore, I don't listen to Limbaugh
01:23 PM on 08/28/2013
AMEN. And remember this Vincent: human nature is VERY SIMILAR to the fundamental law of physics: for every ACTION, there is a REACTION. In the same way, when you push any group of people around long enough, sooner or later THEY WILL PUSH BACK!
01:51 PM on 08/28/2013
As a Trekkie I believe that our prime directive should absolutely be "Do not intervene with internal affairs of other countries" because just like you said you can not predict what will happen.
I personally think the unrest and the Islamic revival that we are experiencing globally actually started with this seemingly routine CIA coup. Think about it, as a result of this coup the iranian mullah's who have been severely pushed back into oblivion started having a central role in Shah's regime because they were an important arm of the coup which supported the Shah and he had to pay homage to them. Shah was an unpopular and illegitimate king and he needed their support.
The mullahs became stronger and stronger and at one point they decided that they don't need the Shah any more, they encouraged the secular revolution and moved in and stole the movement after it succeeded. After observing how the clergy became so powerful in Iran other countries in the region run by unpopular dictators and had a half strong clergy system in place started to repeat the same formula to grab ruling power and the world has end up with Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Afghanestan, Pakistan, .....