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CIA Admits It Masterminded Iran's 1953 Coup! Will US Face Prosecution?

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CIA Finally Admits It Masterminded Iran's 1953 Coup    By RT,  8/19/2013
    On the 60th anniversary of the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew the government of radical nationalist Mohammad Mossadegh, the US has declassified documents detailing how the CIA's secret operation brought the country's Shah back to power.
"American and British involvement in Mossadegh's ouster has long been public knowledge [In 1979 CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt published a proud account of the coup he led on President Eisenhower's order] , but today's posting includes what is believed to be the CIA's first formal acknowledgement. that the agency helped to plan and execute the coup," the US National Security Archive said.

Iran became independent from Britain after WWII and in April 1951 Iranians democratically elected the head of the National Front party, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, as prime minister. Mossadegh moved quickly to nationalize the assets in Iran of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (the forerunner of today's BP) a step that brought his government into confrontation with Britain and the US.
Britain's MI6 military intelligence then teamed up with the CIA and planned, elaborated and carried out a coup that ousted Mossadegh in August 1953 and returned Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to power. 
The first attempted coup failed after Mossadegh got wind of the conspiracy, but American and British intelligence services in Iran then improvized a second stage of the coup, pulling pro-Shah forces together and organizing mass protests on August 19, 1953. These protests  were immediately supported by army and police. Mossadegh's house was destroyed after a prolonged assault by pro-coup forces, including several tanks.

Mossadegh was replaced with Iranian general Fazlollah Zahedi, who was handpicked by MI6 and the CIA. Mossaddegh was later sentenced to death, but the Shah never dared to carry out the sentence. Mossadegh died in his residence near Tehran in 1967.
The Shah's pro-Western dictatorship continued for 27 years and ended with the Islamic Revolution of 1979, which paved the way for today's Iran, where anti-American sentiments remain strong.

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Is that it?
No mention of a law broken by CIA. [neither here or in Los Angeles Times admission in 2000 http://articles.latimes.com/2000/jun/11/local/me-39909]
Will Americans call for justice for Iran, compensation for wrongful death, injury, destruction of property, theft of natural resources?
Will Iran sue under the Nuremberg Principles Law on Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against Peace and demand compensation for wrongful death, injury, destruction of property, theft of natural resources?
Will America offer Iran compensation for wrongful death, injury, destruction of property, theft of natural resources? ?
Will there be United Nations General Assembly or Security Security Meeting on the subject of a US crime against humanity or US crime against peace and the citizens of Iran?

Will no one in countries presently under attack or threat of US attack call for justice for the Iranian people as protection for themselves if not out of compassion for Iranians?

These are questions all law abiding human beings should answer with action.
But of course it will come as a surprise if any activist in Antiwar/Peace industry even mentions such a disagreeable thought for fellow Americans.

Once the US usurious speculative predatory investment banking that now rules the world militarily and politically, is economically weakened, the US and all the Colonial Powers will face the music, accused by their victim nations within the six billion or more strong now neocolonialized, formerly openly plundered so called developing world. [see pertinent laws that will be brought to bear http://prosecuteuscrimesagainsthumanitynow.blogspot.com ]
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