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CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN IRAN

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Submitted by SMJ (Australia), Mar 29, 2010 at 21:50

Thank you for your comments on my posting.

I do not know how to respond to your allegation that I do not know anything about Iranian affairs when you what you have said is totally irrelevant to the point I have made. You not even touched upon the role of the CIA which is a conventional knowledge today. You have talked about Iranian monarchy and the political tussle of those days. These issues are not only complex, controversial but also unrelated to the topic of discussion here. ( Btw, I might know of those details more than you do specially after having read tens of books on the subject including those in Farsi. If you are truly interested in Iranian political history, read the recently published book Persian Night by Amir Taheri. It has its flaws but on the issue of Mosadegh it provides a good overview of what happened).

My point is very simple: the CIA did play a clandestine role in toppling Mosadegh which included paying bribes to the newspapers, politicians and clergy. All you need is a little reading of the facts because this point per se is neither disputed nor complex. And the morale of the story is: conspiracy theories in Iran are not always unwarranted. Those who are interested in this should read on the history of interventions in Iran by the Russians and the British as well.

Now if you have something to say that is relevant, it will be a pleasure to discuss it with you. Thank you for the comments again.

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