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As for Mossadegh...

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Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Nov 29, 2011 at 21:53

Mossadegh was a lion against British oil interests in Iran, but he was a crippled, castrated mouse before Soviet exploitation of Iranian oil assets, outright looting during its wartime occupation of northern Iran, and even the Soviet plots to detach southern Azerbaijan and Kordestan.

Nor was he a liberal. He let his rankled sense of entitlement as kin to the deposed Qajar dynasty drive him into the arms of the Tudeh.

Perhaps he and his Tudeh friends should have won. It would have given the Soviets a bloody guerrilla war in the Islamic world during the 1950's and '60's, and might have resulted in several of the clerical families that gave us the 1979 revolution being decimated.

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