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Aug. 19, 1953

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    A bit of a history lesson on the anti-American sentiment in the Middle East. 

    Here is a really good article for history buffs to help explain what happened.

    Summary in a nutshell
    For on August 19, 1953, the little known and not even six-year-old Central Intelligence Agency overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, installed a new prime minister of its own choosing, and restored to the throne a recently self-exiled Shah. It wouldn't be long before the Shah seized total local control of his government and established the brutal SAVAK, which over the next decades tortured and killed thousands, to crush all opposition.

    The article goes on talking about how America's over aggressive attitude in the Middle East is why there is so my hatred for America there.