: Feb 05, 2018

In 1953, the CIA overthrew the democratically-elected government of Iran in a coup and brought back the despotic Shah, which set off a chain of events that led …

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In 1953, the CIA overthrew the democratically-elected government of Iran in a coup and brought back the despotic Shah, which set off a chain of events that led directly to the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the rise of the ayatollahs. Talk about unintended consequences, eh?

Watch episode 3 of my new #blowback series of short videos for The Intercept:

Iran had a secular, democratic government but the U.S. helped get rid of that government and paved the way for the ayatollahs and the Islamic Revolution. https://interc.pt/2E5BG8A

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