Writing this article was quite hard for many reasons:
a) At the time of 1953 coup I was only a few months old, therefore I had no participation in it, but all of my family were monarchists, therefore, if I am going to be truthful I have to criticize my late father and uncle
b) Because of the fact that American people have been so kind to me and my family, I totally refrain from bad mouthing the US. I will go after republicans but that is where it stops. Unfortunately, if I am going to be truthful I have to report and criticize one of the biggest blunders of American History
c) This avoidable event was so unnecessary and it was so badly implemented and the final results were so harmful that reporting it is nerve-wracking
d) The blow-back from this event effects my life every day, therefore no matter how hard I try I cannot forget or forgive.
One can ask "if you do not like it why do you write about it"? My answer is, although the 1953 coup was one single event, the general policy has not changed and if the US is going to remain a superpower there is a need to reevaluate the policy.
Above is picture of the only democratically elected prime minster in Iran. His name was Dr Mohammad Mossadegh. He was a lawyer, and he had a doctorate from university of Sour Bone in Paris. In this picture, you see him all beat up in the Shah's military court. He was found guilty and sentenced to three years. The man in the raincoat at far right is Mr. Shapur Jay. He was Tehran's MI6 station chief. He was also a Parsi (extremely patriotic original Persians living in India). Below the picture in Mr. Jay's handwriting, one can read "Mission accomplished", the bastard is so narcissistic that he is taking pride at his treason.
The era of nationalization of oil
If one wants to chose ten most harmful events in the middle east during twentieth century, one will have a free hand to choose among thousands of conflicts. Events like 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the 1917 breakdown of the Ottoman empire, the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and many more. However I am convinced that the 1953 MI6/CIA coup had the most massive, irreversible, and destructive, impact for all of the countries of the Middle East as well as the united States. The damages are so profound and so horrific that its unintended consequences will never be simply buried in history books. I will tell you the truth as best as I can and you can be the judge.
Brief history of Iranian oil 1906-1953
In 1908, the discovery of oil at Masjed Suleiman in southwest Iran caused a new era in the history of the Middle East. The geology of southwest Iran is dominated by the Zagros Mountains. The surrounding area contains several layers of organic-rich shales (petroleum source rocks) as well as thick fractured limestone and sandstone (reservoir rocks) which have been folded and faulted, thus creating enormous oil and gas accumulations in southwest Iran.
The D'Arcy Concession
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