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Witnesses speak about the Massacre in Aleppo by zionist west /gulf proxy backed rebels

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The survivors of the Tel Aran and Tel Hasel massacres in Aleppo told about the savagery of the acts of terror committed by the Al-Qaeda militants, Firat News Agency (ANF) reported.
The Kurdish massacre committed by the Al-Qaeda militants that took place two weeks ago is unfolding as the witnesses are finding the courage to speak about the horrendous genocide they were subject to.
“They were smashing and chopping off heads.”
Ahmet Heskevi, one of the witnesses, said:

They caught civilians named Rêkan Skeyf, Mustafa Batuşi and Hüseyin Xemisi in their house. They were all wounded as the militants had raked through their house with gunfire randomly. They put a wire around Hüseyin Xemisi’s head and tied him on the back of a car.
They dragged him from his house to the bakery in the square of Til Eran. They smashed his head into pieces with their guns and stones. His screams filled the sky. They cut off his head after smashing it into pieces.
They also beheaded the other two and took the heads of the three men and went to the roof of the bakery. I could not believe my eyes. I did not want to believe it. I did not believe that human beings could do that. A human being cannot do that.

“They were torturing the wounded.”

They captured a young man named Abdulselam Arif Bışar wounded. They took him in front of a mosque and first cut his arms and feet. Then, they ripped his chin into two parts when he was still alive. I could not stand his screams.”
“After beheading Abdulselam, they sent a group of people to their houses. They found Abdurrezak Bışar, Abdulselam’s brother, sleeping at home. They shot him death before the eyes of his mother while he was sleeping. I can still hear their screams. I can’t sleep at night. It was a real tragedy of humanity. We witnessed the savagery of the gangs in our village.”
“They tied my brother and dragged him down the road.”
Ibrahim Cuma Ato told how his brother was massacred:
“After the conflicts ceased, my brother went to the village by motorcycle to take the villagers out. They caught him on the way home. They put a wire around his head and dragged him on the back of a car. Then, they tortured and killed him.”
“When my mother and brothers saw this, they fled from our house. They also caught me as I was trying to run away. None of us were able to see the funeral of our brother. He was buried in a field by the villagers later.”
“They shot a mother burying her sons.”
The families in Til Eran are attacked even when they try to hold a funeral for the dead, the witnesses say.

They massacred two brothers named Abdo Hemud Rêkan and Abdo Skeyf Rêkan. Their family members took them to a graveyard to bury them. The gangs assaulted the graveyard during that time.
They started to shoot them randomly. Most of the people at the funeral ran away to save their lives but the mother did not leave her sons’ coffins. They shot the woman and threw her dead body on the coffins of her sons.
The atrocity was so disastrous that I cannot find the words to describe it. Many people are still not able to speak because they are scared. They think ‘what if they also catch us one day’

 [ed notes:i tried to see if this group is tied to israhell or whos behind it real fast,didnt see any thing odd,but wont exclude the possibility either,im just pressed for time here,so ill look deeper later,to see if  anything comes up…

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The alleged chemical attack is supposed

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another fake video
The snakes of the what so called Free Syrian army published a video on youtube about the alleged chemical attack on 20 August!!!!!

wake up people!
Video of massacre (chemical attacks on syrian civilians ) uploaded to Youtube on the 20th of August , but the chemical attacks only took place on the day of the 21st of August .
Fatima Madani shared Chris Veno‘s photo
Video of massacre (chemical attacks on syrian civilians ) uploaded to Youtube on the 20th of August , but the chemical attacks only took place on the day of the 21st of August .
another fake video
The snakes of the what so called Free Syrian army published a video on youtube about the alleged chemical attack on 20 August!!!!!
 
wake up people!

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Chris Veno
The alleged chemical attack is supposed to be on 21 August not 20!

The alleged chemical attack  is supposed to be on 21 August not 20!

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Kurdish fighters went to Syria to fight Assad but were used by al-Nusra and ISIS to fight Kurdish militias

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Scores of young Kurdish fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, Sulaimaniyah province, went to Syria to fight the Assad regime recently as the fighting between the Assad forces and rebels intensified. However they found themselves fighting a different force, one of their own ethnic group and language, the YPG (People’s Protection Units), this is according to an interview by the Sterk TV with three young Kurdish fighters who claimed they laid down their weapons when coming in contact with Kurdish-speaking forces on the confrontation lines.
The fighters are in YPG detention now. [[[[All the Kurdish fighters crossed into Syria through Turkey using their Iraqi passports. One of the three fighters appearing in the video says he entered Syria through Tal Abyad where he joined the Faruk Brigade and was given a gun and sent to the battle ground.]]]]] [[[[[“They told us that the TV report that there was a battle near Tal Tamar between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Assad regime.]]]]] It was about 12 midnight we went to this village near Tal Tamar where we stayed in a room until morning, about 7 or 8 am when there was gunfire. 
There we found out they were Kurds and we laid down our weapons because we came here to fight Bashar Assad not Kurds” Another one of the young men says “we came here to liberate the Syrian people form Bashar Assad regime including the Kurds who are part of Syria.. But when we came here they [al-Nusra and ISIS] did not tell us where you are, Ras al-Ain…. there are Kurds, they said there were Bashar Assad regime [forces]. And when we went they told us that we were going to fight against Bashar Assad forces. It was about 12 midnight when we went there to fight, I called on my Kurdish friends in Kurdish and they [al-Nusra and ISIS] told me ‘don’t speak Kurdish”
[ed notes;but who sent them to go figth against Syrian regime from Iraqi kurdistan really?Had to be organized by zionist friendly masoud barzani,had to be!also see… Iraqi Kurdistan(trained by israhellis) Ready to Defend Syrian Kurds against Cia-Duh? http://thenakedfacts.blogspot.com/2013/08/iraqi-kurdistantrained-by-israhellis.html

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SYRIA WATCH- WHY ARE THE SUPPOSED VICTIMS OF CHEMICAL ATTACKS BEING BURIED BEFORE UN INVESTIGATORS REACH THEM?

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Syrian people buried Fallen civilians killed with Chemical Weapons in Damascus

[ed notes;think about it…why arent those burying these supposed victims of chemical attack wearing protective suits?Why would they bury them ,as opposed to presenting them to un inspectors or other bodies wich could confirm that these were indeed killed by chemical weapons?

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FSA Terrorists Having Fun Shooting At Some Electricity Workers

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How Rotella Reported Another Dubious Iranian Bomb Plot

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Gareth Porter, LobeLog, Aug 21 2013
While the terrible events in Egypt have delayed my plans to reply to ProPublica’s response to my critique of Sebastian Rotella’s report on the alleged build-up of Iran’s terrorist infrastructure in the Americas, Gareth Porter has written the following essay on a 2009 article by Rotella for the LA Times about an alleged bomb plot to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2008. It offers a very good illustration of some of the problems raised in my original critique of Rotella’s most recent work, notably the virtually exclusive reliance on sources that are clearly hostile to Iran with an interest in depicting it in the most negative light possible. But you be the judge – JL

It happened in Baku, transforming the capital of Azerbaijan into a battleground in a global shadow war. Police intercepted a fleeing car and captured two suspected Hezbollah militants from Lebanon. The car contained explosives, binoculars, cameras, pistols with silencers and reconnaissance photos. Raiding alleged safe houses, police foiled what authorities say was a plot to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic that borders Iran.

Thus begins the only detailed English-language press account of an alleged Iranian terror plot in Azerbaijan in 2008: a May 2009 article, written with a Paris dateline, by Sebastian Rotella for the LA Times. But despite the sense of immediacy conveyed by his lede, Rotella’s sources for his account were not Azerbaijanis. Rather, the sources Rotella quoted on the details of the alleged plot, the investigation and apprehension of the suspects consisted of an unnamed “Israeli security official” and Matthew Levitt of WINEP, the author of a constant stream of articles, op-eds, and Congressional testimony reflecting the Israeli government’s interest in promoting the perception of a growing Iranian terrorist threat around the world. In one illustration of Rotella’s and Levitt’s long-time symbiosis, Levitt cited Rotella’s account of the alleged Baku plot as his main source about the incident in a 2013 article on alleged Hezbollah terrorism published by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. It was Levitt who described the alleged plot in Baku to Rotella as having been “in the advanced stages” when it was supposedly broken up by Azerbaijani security forces, an assertion echoed by the anonymous Israeli security official cited in the article:

 ”[Iran] had reached the stage where they had a network in place to do an operation,” said an Israeli security official, who requested anonymity for safety reasons. “We are seeing it all over the world. They are working very hard at it.”

So readers of the LA Times received a version of the plot that was filtered primarily, if not exclusively, through an Israeli lens. Rotella referred twice to “anti-terrorism officials” as sources for describing the surveillance of the alleged perpetrators that preceded their arrest and past work for Hezbollah. Of course, the phrase “anti-terrorism officials” does not exclude the possibility that they, too, were Israeli. Relying on Israeli officials and a close ally at a pro-Israel US think tank for a story on an alleged Iranian bomb plot against an Israeli Embassy is bound to produce a predictable story line where the accuracy can hardly be assumed at face value. Indeed, in this case, there were and remain many reasons for skepticism. Yet, three years later, in a Jul 2012 article for ProPublica, he referred to the plot as though it was established fact. Had Rotella sought an independent source in Azerbaijan, he would have learned, for example, that such alleged plots had been a virtual perennial in Baku for years. That is what a leading scholar of Azerbaijan’s external relations, Anar Valiyev, told me in an interview last November. Valiyev, Dean of the School of International Affairs of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku, said:

It’s always the same plot, year after year.

In fact, security officials in Azerbaijan had claimed the existence of a similar plot in Oct 2007 and Jan 2012, and only two months later authorities arrested Azerbaijani suspects in two different allegedly Iranian-initiated plots to carry out terrorist actions against Western embassies, the Israeli Embassy and/or Jewish targets. In early 2013, prison sentences were announced in yet another alleged terrorist plot to attack the Eurovision song contest in Baku in 2012. Valiyev told me that those detained by Azerbaijani security officials are always charged with wanting to kill USraeli officials and subsequently tried for plots to overthrow the government, which carries the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. In a 2007 article in Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Focus, Valiyev observed that plots, assassination and coup-attempts were “thwarted” with regularity in Azerbaijan. He wrote:

Periodically the government finds a scapegoat to justify attacks on domestic critics, including Wahhabis, followers of Said Nursi and/or Shiite radicals. Aecurity officials might be trying to show that radical Islamists could come to power, should the incumbent government lose the election.

The Azerbaijani government and its security forces are not known for their devotion to the rule of law. The current president, Ilham Aliyev, is the son of Azerbaijan’s first president, Heydar Aliyev, who, in turn, was the head of the Soviet KGB before Azerbaijan’s independence. According to Jim Lobe, who visited Baku last year, dissidents regard the first Aliyev’s tenure as relatively liberal compared that of his son. A 2009 State Dept cable described Ilham Aliyev as a “mafia-like” figure, likening him to a combination of Michael and Sonny Corleone in the “The Godfather”.

 Valiyev observed that virtually nothing about the alleged plot made sense, beginning with the targets. According to Rotella’s story, the alleged Hezbollah operatives and their Azerbaijani confederates had planned to set off three or four car bombs at the Israeli Embassy simultaneously, using explosives they “intended to accumulate” in addition to the “hundreds of pounds of explosives” they had allegedly already acquired from “Iranian spies.” But the Israeli Embassy is located in the seven-story Hyatt Tower office complex along with other foreign embassies, and no automobiles are allowed to park in close proximity to the complex, according to Valiyev. So the alleged plotters would have needed a prodigious amount of explosives to accomplish such a plan. For example, the bomb that destroyed the eight-story USAF barracks at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996 was estimated at 23,000 lb of explosives detonated less than 100 ft away from the building. Valiyev told me:

It is practically impossible to find such components in Azerbaijan, because even a few kilograms of explosives would be tracked down by the ministry of national security.

In his article, Rotella also referred, though only in passing, to the prosecutor’s charge that the alleged conspirators were planning to attack a Russian radar installation at Gabala in northern Azerbaijan. But that part of the plot was also highly suspect, according to Valiyev. No reason was ever given for such a target, and it would have made no sense for either Hezbollah’s or Iran’s interests. Built in 1984, the Gabala radar station was leased to the Russians until 2012, and 900 troops from the Russian Space Forces were stationed there. An attack on the station by Hezbollah or its supposed proxies in Azerbaijan would have represented a major provocation against Russia by Iran and Hezbollah, and was therefore hard to believe, as Valiyev pointed out in a Jul 2009 report for the Jamestown Foundation. Valiyev said it was far more plausible that the alleged plotters were simply carrying out surveillance on the station which, according to some reports, was being considered for possible integration into a regional US missile defense system (implies he thought they really were Iranian spies, at least – RB). 

Rotella failed to mention yet another aspect of the prosecution’s case that should arouse additional skepticism. The indictment included the charge that the leader of the alleged terrorist cell plotting these attacks was working simultaneously for Hezbollah and AQ. Even though it has been long been discredited, the idea of an Iran/AQ collaboration on terrorism has been a favorite Israeli theme for some time and one that continues to be propagated by Levitt. Rotella’s account of how the suspects were apprehended also appears implausible. In May 2008, when the bombings were supposedly still weeks away, according to his story, the suspects realized they were under surveillance and tried to flee. But instead of hiding or destroying incriminating evidence of their terrorist plot, such as the reconnaissance photos, the explosives, the cameras and the pistols with silencers, as might be expected under those circumstances, the two suspects allegedly packed all that equipment in their car and fled toward the border with Iran, whereupon they were intercepted, according to the official line reported by Rotella. Somehow, despite the surveillance, according to anonymous “anti-terrorist officials” cited by Rotella, “a number of Lebanese, Iranian and Azerbaijani suspects escaped by car into Iran.” Only those with the incriminating evidence in their car, including most implausibly hundreds of pounds of explosives, were caught according to the account given to Rotella. Even Rotella’s description of the two Lebanese suspects, Ali Karaki and Ali Najem Aladine, as a veteran Hezbollah external operations officer and an explosives expert respectively, should not be taken at face value, according to Valiyev. It is more likely, he said, that the two were simply spies working for Iranian intelligence (ah, well, then – RB). Even the US Embassy reporton the trial of the suspects suggested it also had doubts about the alleged plot. The reporting cable said:

In early October after a closed trial, an Azerbaijani court sentenced a group of alleged terrorists arrested the previous Spring and supposedly connected to Lebanese Hezbollah plot to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Baku AND the Qabala radar station in northern Azerbaijan. In a public statement the state prosecutor repeated earlier claims that the entire plot was an operation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Yet another striking anomaly about the alleged plot was the fact that nothing was published about it for an entire year. No explanation for the silence was ever made public. This silence is all the more significant because during 2009 and 2010, the Israeli government either publicly alleged or leaked stories of Iranian or Hezbollah plots in Turkey and Jordan about which the host country authorities either did not comment on or offered a different explanation. But despite the extremely close relationship between Azebaijani and Israeli intelligence services (confirmed by this US Embassy cable), neither the Israeli media nor foreign journalists were tipped off to the plot until the Israelis leaked the story to Rotella a year later. The first time the alleged plot’s details appeared in the Anglophone Israeli press was when Haaretz published a several hundred-word piece based virtually exclusively on Rotella’s account with the added detail, citing “Israeli sources,” that the “plotters also planned to kidnap the Israeli ambassador in Baku…” The complete absence of any leak by the Israelis for an entire year about an alleged Iranian plot to bomb the Israeli Embassy in Baku casts some circumstantial doubt on whether such a plot had indeed been uncovered in 2008, as claimed in the article. Thus there are multiple anomalies surrounding this story, namely:

  1. the complete lack of any publicly available corroborating evidence;
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  3. the well-established penchant for the Aliyev government for using such alleged plots to justify rounding up domestic critics;
  4. the US Embassy’s apparent skepticism, his failure to consult independent sources; and
  5. the 2009 publication by the Jamestown Foundation of Valiyev’s own critique of the “official” version of the case

Despite these facts, Rotella has shown no interest in clarifying what actually happened. In fact, as noted above, he referred to the plot again in a Jul 2012 article for ProPublica as if there was not the slightest doubt with regard to its actual occurrence, identifying it, as he did in the original article, as an attempted retaliation for the assassination of a senior Hezbollah operative three months before. This account, incidentally, was the first to report the arrest in the case of “two Iranian spies”, another anomaly that may be explained by a flurry of media reports in 2010 that it was the two Lebanese who were released as part of a larger prisoner exchange that also included an Azerbaijani nuclear scientist arrested as a spy by Iran:

Conflict with Israel intensified in Feb 2008 after a car bomb in the heart of Damascus killed Imad Mughniyah, a notorious Hezbollah military leader and ally of Iranian intelligence. Iranian Hezbollah publicly accused Israel and vowed revenge. Within weeks, a plot was under way against the Israeli Embassy in Azerbaijan. Police broke up the cell in May 2008. The suspects included Azeri accomplices, a senior Hezbollah field operative and a Hezbollah explosives expert. Police also arrested two Iranian spies, but they were released within weeks because of pressure from Tehran, Western anti-terror officials say. The other suspects were convicted.

As narrowly sourced as it was, Rotella’s original 2009 story thus helped make a dubious tale of a bomb plot in Baku part of the media narrative. More recently, he continued that pattern by promoting the unsubstantiated charge by Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman and various pro-Israel groups and right-wing members of Congress, such as Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, that Iran poses a growing terrorist threat to the US in the Americas. While Jim Lobe has helped deconstruct that story line, I have recently marshaled evidence showing that Nisman’s charges about alleged Iranian involvement in the 1994 AMIA bombing and the 2007 JFK airport plot were tendentious and highly questionable.

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REGARDING THE SO CALLED CHEMICAL ATTACKS IN SYRIA

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 Specialists in the impact of chemical weapons said the video evidence was not entirely convincing. [[[[“At the moment, I am not totally convinced because the people that are helping them are without any protective clothing and without any respirators,”]]]]] said Paula Vanninen, director of Verifin, the Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
[[[[ “In a real case, they would also be contaminated and would also be having symptoms.”]]]] John Hart, head of the Chemical and Biological Security Project at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said he had not seen the telltale evidence in the eyes of the victims that would be compelling evidence of chemical weapons use. [[[[“Of the videos that I’ve seen for the last few hours, none of them show pinpoint pupils… this would indicate exposure to organophosphorus nerve agents,” he said.]]]] Gwyn Winfield, editor of CBRNe World magazine, which specializes in chemical weapons issues, said the evidence did not suggest that the chemicals used were of the weapons grade that the Syrian army possesses in its stockpiles. “We’re not seeing reports that doctors and nurses… are becoming fatalities, so that would suggest that the toxicity of it isn’t what we would consider military sarin. It may well be that it is a lower-grade,” Winfield told Agence France Presse.
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 Syria: The predictable and false “chemical” attack
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 [ed notes:in haaretz dirty war criminal moshe yaalon  israhells defense minister claimed Assad used chemical attacks several times against Syrian citizens,but here are quotes from experts in same article
Dan Kaszeta, a former officer of the U.S. Army’s Chemical Corps and a leading private consultant, pointed out a number of details absent from the footage so far: “None of the people treating the casualties or photographing them are wearing any sort of chemical-warfare protective gear,” he says, “and despite that, none of them seem to be harmed.” This would seem to rule out most types of military-grade chemical weapons, including the vast majority of nerve gases, since these substances would not evaporate immediately, especially if they were used in sufficient quantities to kill hundreds of people, but rather leave a level of contamination on clothes and bodies which would harm anyone coming in unprotected contact with them in the hours after an attack. In addition, he says that “there are none of the other signs you would expect to see in the aftermath of a chemical attack, such as intermediate levels of casualties, severe visual problems, vomiting and loss of bowel control.” Steve Johnson, a leading researcher on the effects of hazardous material exposure at England’s Cranfield University who has worked with Britain’s Ministry of Defense on chemical warfare issues, agrees that “from the details we have seen so far, a large number of casualties over a wide area would mean quite a pervasive dispersal. With that level of chemical agent, you would expect to see a lot of contamination on the casualties coming in ,and it would affect those treating them who are not properly protected. We are not seeing that here.” 
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[ed notes:keep in mind i posted this two days ago..just when un inspectors arrived in Syria…  SYRIA FALSE FLAG ALERT… Marines prepare for improvised explosives carrying WMD 

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CIA Exposed for Orchestrating ’53 Iranian Coup

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New revelations follow 60 years of agency secrecy about event that struck blow against left and progressive forces in Iran

– Sarah Lazare, staff writer

After 60 years of secrecy, the CIA finally admitted to masterminding the 1953 coup against democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossedegh that ushered the widely despised U.S.-controlled Mohammad Reza Pahlavi back to power and had a hand in decimating left and progressive forces in Iran

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Prime Minister Mohammad Mossedeq (Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons)

While it has long been known that U.S. and British forces secretly contributed to the overthrew of Mossedegh—who introduced social security systems, land reforms, and, to the horror of the U.S. and Britain, moved to nationalize Iran’s oil industry—Monday markedthe first time that the CIA publicly acknowledged the full extent of its role.

The independent National Security Archive research institute obtained documents from the CIA’s internal history the Battle for Iran, penned in the 1970s, through a Freedom of Information Act request, according to the institute. The documents included discussion of TPAJAX—the U.S.-led and Britain-supported plot to overthrow Mossedegh.

The CIA had released a heavily redacted version of the documents in 1981 in response to an ACLU lawsuit, but it censored all information about the coup itself.

Monday’s documents, which are publicly available on the National Security archive’s website, declare, “It was the aim of the TPAJAX project to cause the fall of the Mossede[gh] government; to establish the prestige and power of the Shah… and bring to power a government which would reach an equitable oil settlement, enabling Iran to become economically sound and financially solvent, and which would vigorously prosecute the dangerously strong communist party.”

The documents detail an aggressive U.S.-led and Britain-backed push for a coup, including an intensive “propaganda effort,” official threats of removing economic aid, infiltration of the Iranian government, sparking of pro-Shah rallies and organization of security forces. The CIA admits to working with the state department to plant stories in major U.S. newspapers to influence public opinion in Iran, as well as pressuring the Shah to dismiss Mossedegh, in part through talks from his “dynamic and forceful twin sister.”

While the U.S. role has long been acknowledged by scholars, former operatives and evenformer U.S. presidents, the CIA has long resisted revealing its specific methods and role.

The overthrow of Mossedegh has long stoked ire across the world as an example of U.S. policies of aggressive intervention and “soft power” propaganda wars, in pursuit of private profits and imperialist control. Its repercussions, which helped set the conditions for Iran’s 1979 revolution, continue to ricochet throughout that country and the entire region.

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