Iran: Western hysteria
The demonology surrounding Teheran began when Washington's hated stooge, the Shah, fell from power.Historically, the United States has repeated this same mistake over and over. One example is the US support for Batista, who became President of Cuba through a rigged election aided by the CIA. After years of driving the Cuban people into the ground for the benefit of US interests such as United Fruit, pepsiCo, CIA, and the Mafia, the Cubans revolted and put Castro into power. Castro actually approached the US about normal relations, was rebuffed, and because of the US blockade was eventually forced to turn to the USSR for alignment and support. There followed the Bay of Pigs, which triggered the missile crisis.
Then there was Chile. The CIA arranged a coup that removed the democratically elected Allende from power and replaced him with the dictator Pinochet. CIA torture squads helped keep him in power. Eventually the Chilians decided they had had enough and Pinochet was removed.
Then there was Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, another US-backed dictator, who eventually trigged a revolution in his country.
The same thing happened in Iran. The US-backed Shah crushed his people down to benefit US interests until a revolution was triggered, which brought Khomeini to power.
Since the Korean war, the US has engaged in over 30 military interventions, always with the claim that we are bringing Democracy to the invaded country. But in point of fact not one Democracy has ever resulted from such invasions. The US produces a dictatorship favorable to US interests, which inevitably leads to a revolution.
Insanity is defined as repeating the same action over and over but expecting a different result.
Christopher Walken 2008
"Our great country is in a terrible downward spiral. We're outsourcing jobs, bankrupting social security, and losing lives at war. We need to focus on what's important-- paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. We need to think about improving our failing educational system, making better use of our resources, and helping to promote a stable, safe, and tolerant global society. It's time to be smart about our politics. It's time to get America back on track."
So when do we get invaded to remove the rogue government that spies on its own people, gases its own people during anti War protests, stages "terrorist" attacks, holds crooked elections, attacks other nations without cause, and uses torture on innocent people looking for WMD that don't exist?