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Dear Debanjan

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in response to reader comment: Seems to me that Mr. Kepha needs to study history more

Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Dec 9, 2011 at 16:49

Debanjan, lots of people of lots of social classes have been drawn to Communism. It has always been the party of the middle- and upper-class intellectuals than of the actual working class. Hence, there's no contradiction in seeing a sense of entitlement stemming from Qajar connections drawing a rankled Mossadegh into alliance with Communists. And you haven't really challenged my assertion that Mossadegh was a bold lion towards British interests, and a crippled mouse towards the Soviets, who not only looted the northern part of his country, but actually wished to dismember it as well.

Nor, for that matter, did you address my basic perspective that Washington should not de-list the MEK.

Further, I readily agree that in many things, FDR was Stalin's dupe.

As for Churchill, Bengalis starved because a cyclone and tidal wave hit low-lying land already saturated with subsistence farmers, not because of the deliberate policy of the British government . Further, such unhappy disasters continue to plague both Bangladesh and West Bengal, even in ages long beyond the setting of Britain's imperial sun--and, judging by your name, you probably know I'm absolutely right. The Bengal disaster was in STARK contrast with the man-made famines engendered by Stalin's collectivization in Ukraine and Kuban Steppe or Mao's collectivization in China--and Mao himself stated that he wanted people to die, and that he loved internal conflict.

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