Obama admits US involvement in Iran coup in 1953

 	Former Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh steps off a plane, in August 1953. US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Mossadegh.

Former Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, in August 1953. US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Mossadegh.

As the Obama Presidential “Apology Tour” continues, we see Obama opening up old wounds in the name of appeasment. Iran hates the US because of it’s freedom. President Obama is taking us down the wrong path as the Middle East hates the US because women are treated on equal footing with men which is of course quite contrary to the way women are abused in the Middle East. They all despise the fact that women are allowed education and a voice in government here in the US and most of the rest of the modern world. Acting as Obama is acting now simply makes us weak in their eyes. Were we in the Middle East when 9/11 happened? Of course not.

US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

“In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government,” Obama said during his keynote speech to the Muslim world in Cairo.

It is the first time a serving US president has publicly admitted American involvement in the coup.The CIA, with British backing, masterminded the coup after Mossadegh nationalised the oil industry, run until then in by the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

For many Iranians, the coup demonstrated duplicity by the United States, which presented itself as a defender of freedom but did not hesitate to use underhand methods to get rid of a democratically elected government to suit its own economic and strategic interests.

Obama also said: “For many years, Iran has defined itself in part by its opposition to my country, and there is in fact a tumultuous history between us.

“Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran has played a role in acts of hostage-taking and violence against U.S. troops and civilians. This history is well known.

“Rather than remain trapped in the past, I’ve made it clear to Iran’s leaders and people that my country is prepared to move forward. The question now is not what Iran is against, but rather what future it wants to build.”

Shortly after Obama’s inauguration on January 20, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded apologies for “crimes” he said the United States had committed against Iran, starting with the 1953 coup.

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