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Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
December 20, 2011 8:04am
 
“.....the CIA helped overthrow a democratic government and install the brutal Shah in 1953. “

What “democratic government”? The author needs to bone up on Iran’s history.
From Wikipedia:
"Mohammad Reza Shah came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father Reza Shah. During his reign, the Iranian oil industry was nationalized under Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, and Iran marked the anniversary of 2,500 years of continuous monarchy since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. The Shah's White Revolution, a series of economic and social reforms intended to transform Iran into a global power, succeeded in modernizing the nation, nationalizing many natural resources, and extending suffrage to women.
A secular Muslim himself, the Shah gradually lost support from the Shi'a clergy of Iran, particularly due to his strong policy of modernization, secularization, conflict with the traditional class of merchants known as bazaari, and recognition of Israel."
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Reza_Pahlavi )
     
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