How on earth was Rick Santorum ever a serious Republican nominee? Anyway...
One of the favorite phrases of today's warmongering politicians (including Santorum): "They don't hate us because of our policies! They hate us because we're free!" Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. We're the ones who often fund their oppressors.
for example, who may be next on our warpath. In 1953 under Operation Ajax,
our CIA and Iran 's
MI6 toppled the democratically elected Mohammad Mosaddegh and replaced him with
an oppressive, pro-United States dictatorship under Shah Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi. The Shah tortured and killed thousands in order to preserve his power. Britain
What started it?
started nationalizing the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, which had
previously kept 85% of its profits in British hands. Iran Iran's
strategic position in the Middle East compelled Western powers to use any means
necessary to keep Iran
friendly or submissive to the West, or else might have started selling oil
to and supporting our “enemies” in the region. Iran
…And how did it all work out? Just like everything else our government tries, it didn't. The Shah was overthrown in a popular revolution and replaced with the "thoroughly anti-American" Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Iranian Hostage Crisis followed and was only resolved diplomatically after a failed rescue attempt left 8 US soldiers dead in Operation Eagle Claw. Bruce Laingen, chief
The Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s saw
Shorty after the war the USS Vincennes (still in the
Iran has been under embargo by the U.S. since 1995. The
Iran wants war! Look how close they put their country to our military bases!
According to our politicians,
In fact, it’s highly reminiscent of the war propaganda right before we invaded