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8 years, 11 months ago
The BBC doing what it does best
: "In Iran's iconography of villainy, Britain holds a special place. The UK is seen as the mastermind behind the overthrow of previous Iranian governments. Conservative hardliners believe Britain has in its blood the desire to decide who rules Iran." Textbook stuff from James Reynolds "BBC Iran correspondent".
Make it all a matter of opinion: "is seen as". Put it down to someone at the so-called 'extreme': "hardliners". Pathologise the unacceptable view, make it sound like childish paranoia, sneer at it under your hand: "Iran's iconography of villainy".
Fact is, if people in Iran feel that way about us, they are justified. The British government, lead by Winston Churchill, were the original movers in the plot to overthrow the democratically elected government of Mossadegh, because he wanted to nationalise the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, which funnelled oil profits out of Iran to Britain (in other words, he had the temerity to think that Iranians should benefit from Iranian resources). Churchill put up the money. The CIA took over the plot. They hired mobsters and Nazi collaborators in Iran. CIA agents started riots. They started ...