Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   2 comments
Life Arts

THE IRANIAN PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, PART V:

By       Message Abbas Sadeghian, Ph.D.     Permalink
      (Page 3 of 6 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Interesting 2   Must Read 1   Touching 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 3/6/10

Author 3986
Become a Fan
  (5 fans)
- Advertisement -

The British posture was totally different. They had lost a lot of their strength in First World War and they stood up against Hitler alone for more than one year. They were simply broke. Therefore, their intention was to try to retain as much of the old colonies as they could. For the British winning the war was vital. However, a Britain without colonies would be too weak. Historically, all these European wars were over the exploits of the colonies. However WWII was different, as it would incorporate other factors that did not exist before, namely socialism, third world people's awakening, and a US that might not go back into its shell. Churchill did not want to permit America and Russia to become the sole superpowers. However, at the end of the day, the American and Russian manpower, natural resources, and military victories caused The British, French, Spain, Germany and Japan to become irrelevant powers.


Shah - Churchill

- Advertisement -

Master of colonialism Prime Minister Churchill meeting with the young King of Iran. The King is saluting the prime minister. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

The Russian posture

The Russian posture was absolute brutality. Stalin wanted to beat Hitler and gain as much territory as possible. Stalin was able to achieve his goal, Hitler was defeated and Eastern Europe was devoured. Stalin's approach to the war was totally different to rest of the allies. He was willing to sacrifice millions of people to gain more territory. 27 million Russians were killed in the Second World War while Germans who fought in several more fronts had 6,000,000 casualties. The total number of American casualties was less than half a million. On average, Russians lost 10,000 men a day until the war was over. Since WWII was the fourth major invasion of Russia from the west, they were justifiably paranoid of future Hitlers. Stalin was turning Russia and all its captured areas in Eastern Europe into a fortress. Stalin managed to put 500 divisions into the conquered territories of Eastern Europe. He used the capitalists to beat Hitler but he was not a friend of the capitalists. His paranoia and mischief made the environment quite uncomfortable for an alliance.


Sadchikoff

- Advertisement -

Russian ambassador during the Invasion of Iran.

Unfortunately, Americans didn't have much foreign experience. They had been traditionally isolationists and their only significant foreign adventure was their participation of one year at the end of the First World War. They didn't have the political structure or the proper intelligence organization to do anything significant. They simply followed the British rule. That was because they trusted the British, unfortunately, and they both spoke the same language. By doing this they inherited the ugly reputation of the British who had plundered the most of the planet Earth for 200 years. I can claim, without any doubt, at that time the British were the most hated people on earth. They were more hated than Hitler and Stalin. However, these facts were not universally known because the rulers of the most of the countries which were close to the British empire were actually British puppets and wouldn't permit their people to have any say in the foreign policies of their countries.


SIR BULLARD

British ambassador during invasion of Iran.

The Main Players of the Cold War

Although the cold war included significant military confrontations such as: Korea, Vietnam and Cuba, most of the battles were fought through intelligence organizations, which are as famous as any other cabinet offices.

The Central Intelligence Agency

- Advertisement -

The United States didn't have an intelligence agency. The American Army had a special branch called the OSS, which mostly consisted of commandos who were in charge of fighting Mr. Hitler. Once the war was over, President Truman took the people from the OSS and laid the foundation for the CIA. The newly formed organization was quite immature and inexperienced in dealing with complex events of the post war period. Since Americans were superior to the other countries in technology, their method of dealing with intelligence issues was based mostly on technology rather than on the human element. In other words, there was heavy emphasis on technology and poor attendance to spies.


Richard m Helms

The British Intelligence Service

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6

 

- Advertisement -

Interesting 2   Must Read 1   Touching 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

I was born and raised in Tehran Iran .I came to the U.S in 1976 to study psychology. With time decided to hang my hat here and became a U.S. citizen. My areas of interest in psychology are varied. However I mostly work with stroke patients. I (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon



Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Breakthrough treatment for Hemianopia

Neuropsychology of Ayatollah Rohollah Khomeini

Iranian People's Struggle for Freedom, Part VI: The1953 MI6 - CIA, Coup in Iran

The History of the Iranian People's Strugle for Freedom: Part III, The Era of The Benevolent Dictator

Iran & Israel, The Case Against the war:

Sword and Seizure:Muhammad's Epilepsy and creation of Islam