Friday, August 23, 2013

Today's Internets - "Every conversation is a performance." - Orson Welles, via Robert Anton Wilson.

CIA admits to government overthrow everybody already knew about.  Yay?  And of course, the CIA overthrow and support of the Shah leads to the counter-revolution in the seventies, the gas and hostage crises, the Iran-Iraq war [and US picking the Iraqi side] which all generally leads to Gulf Wars I & II.  Great job, CIA!  You're all fucking geniuses - CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup - By Malcolm Byrne | Foreign Policy
"Sixty years ago this Monday, on August 19, 1953, modern Iranian history took a critical turn when a U.S.- and British-backed coup overthrew the country's prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. The event's reverberations have haunted its orchestrators over the years, contributing to the anti-Americanism that accompanied the Shah's ouster in early 1979, and even influencing the Iranians who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran later that year.

But it has taken almost six decades for the U.S. intelligence community to acknowledge openly that it was behind the controversial overthrow. Published here today -- and on the website of the National Security Archive, which obtained the document through the Freedom of Information Act -- is a brief excerpt from The Battle for Iran, an internal report prepared in the mid-1970s by an in-house CIA historian. The document was first released in 1981, but with most of it excised, including all of Section III, entitled "Covert Action" -- the part that describes the coup itself. Most of that section remains under wraps, but this new version does formally make public, for the first time that we know of, the fact of the agency's participation: "[T]he military coup that overthrew Mosadeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy," the history reads. The risk of leaving Iran "open to Soviet aggression," it adds, "compelled the United States ... in planning and executing TPAJAX.""

Could be an interesting addition to the JFK conspiracy genre.

"Isn’t it totally weird how college quarterbacks seem to score really good-looking girlfriends? It’s quite a coincidence. This is Lindsey Duke, and she canoodles with University of Central Florida's Blake Bortles.   
She is easy on the eyes and is comfortable being on camera. What a combination. Don’t you guys just love sports? Sometimes I love sports two times in one day."

Captain Future looked awesome.

No comments:

Post a Comment