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US Helped Spark 'War Against Terrorism' 50 Years Ago in Iran - 'All the Shah's Men'
1953 - How the US Helped Spark the 'War Against Terrorism'
In an age when pundits masquerade as journalists, Stephen Kinzer, a New York Times reporter, makes you realize that there are writers who still exercise journalism as a craft. This mesmerizing account of how a CIA agent, the grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, orchestrated the overthrow of the democratically elected Iranian government in 1953, provides a riveting, detailed account that sheds light on current Anglo-American oil politics in the Middle East. With this act as well as growing American support for Israel, the U.S. may have 'stabilized' the Middle East for a time...but it also helped spark the Iranian Revolution, Hezbollah and Hamas...creating the conditions and the motivations that led to 9/11 and today's military occupation of Iraq
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