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CIA finally admits it overthrew Iranian Government in military coup

When will they admit funding "Arab Spring" and Al Qaeda?

A declassified CIA document acknowledges that the agency was involved in the 1953 coup that overthrew Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh.

The independent National Security Archive research institute, which published the document Monday, says the declassification is believed to mark the CIA's first formal acknowledgment of its involvement.

According to Foreign Policy, which reviewed the document, this is the key passage:

"The military coup that overthrew Mosadeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government."

The document was declassified in 2011. The institute published it Monday after obtaining it through a Freedom of Information Act request.

by Anonymousreply 808/23/2013

And of course it isn't true. The British were happy to have the CIA take credit, but the Brits staged the whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 108/19/2013

R1-

Then why would the CIA take the blame and keep these documents top secret for 60 years?

by Anonymousreply 208/19/2013

From the NYTimes today-

The C.I.A. has admitted orchestrating the 1953 coup that toppled Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran after he tried to nationalize his country’s oil wealth, which was controlled by Britain, according to a declassified document. The agency’s role in the coup has long been known, but George Washington University’s National Security Archive, which obtained the document under the Freedom of Information Act, said it was the most explicit C.I.A. admission yet. In 2000, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright admitted that the United States had “played a significant role.” President Obama made a similar admission in 2009.

by Anonymousreply 308/19/2013

To stroke the ego of one Kermit Roosevelt R2, their Tehran station chief, a blowhard entitled spoiled moron of the first order.

by Anonymousreply 408/20/2013

CIA had something like 12 employees in the country (including secretaries and janitors). The Brits had hundreds if not a thousand.

by Anonymousreply 508/20/2013

As you saw this such old news...yeah some doc once again verifies common knowledge.

Wake up.

by Anonymousreply 608/20/2013

R5-

Look at Benghazi-- the CIA claims innocence.

Last week it was proven that hundreds of CIA "Assets" were on the ground via whistleblower leaks.

by Anonymousreply 708/20/2013

My gro

by Anonymousreply 808/23/2013
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