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[–] burtzev 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The CIA's role has been well known for a long time now if we are speaking of the coup that brought the Shah to power.

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[–] OnlyHalfGay 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

which is really sad, if you ask me
its perhaps one of the worst things that have happened in recent times because it led to so much shit in the middle east
first of all, they got rid of a democracy in fucking iran (fuck me, right? muh cheap oil)
later eu/us proxy war'd the shit out of iran through iraq, supplying saddam even with illegal chemical weapons/warheads and a couple of anthrax samples
and now the country has just degenerated 100 years into the past
Political-RIP possibly the best ally the west could have had in the middle east
Lets bomb a random country to make up for the loss
edit: oh, and since i know voat dislikes immigrants, imagine the flood of immigrants back in 1980-88 (im a result of it)
WHITE GENOCIDE GOES BACK CENTURIES

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'll bet most people couldn't tell you any details about the designated hitter rule, either, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been a well known rule for a long time among people who care about baseball. The US involvement in placing the Shah in power has been common knowledge for decades among people who can find Iran on a map.

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[–] burtzev 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I guess so. Any credible history of the Middle East will mention it if the Iran section is long enough. I suspect not many Americans read such things nor do many read quality newspapers/magazines. The USA also has a, well deserved, reputation for being 'provincial'.

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[–] Obesity 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They even spelled it out in the beginning of Argo. It's no secret.

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[–] Nollog 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

https://www.reddit.com/r/undelete/comments/41vuvz/til_moderators_remove_a_post_about_the_cia_over/cz5to2z

TIL 8 Years is too recent.

(found the right subverse for the one person who saw me mis-post this)

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[–] Sullysq 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The new religion in America is the kind of nationalism where the government is omniscient and omnipresent and the leader his clergy can do no wrong. If you bring light to the clergy's wrongdoing your branded a heretic of some sort (traitor, racist, misogynist, etc.) and prosecuted or persecuted into silence.

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[–] mudcatca 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

In the 1920s, a similar situation led to the creation of the ACLU

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[–] Warden 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Government shills are on a roll!

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

nice find