The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
I believe it was in 1953 when the U.S. overthrew a democratic government of Iran when that government nationalized its oil wealth. (We tried the same in Venezuela a few years ago.) Then the U.S. installed the Shah, who then used Iran's oil wealth to purchase U.S. manufactured arms. He also oppressed, tortured, murdered his subjects while the U.S. looked the other way. Following the overthrow of the Shah, Washington allowed him into the U.S. allegedly for medical treatment. The continued support of the Shah was what resulted in the seizure of the U.S. embassy. Certainly, it was an act of war---one act of war compared to dozens of American acts of war against Iran---and now additional U.S.-European-Israeli acts of war against Iran. And lest we forget the act of war against Iran by Iraq encouraged and supported by the U.S.