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an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group
The largest empire today has amassed more foreign military bases than any other in world history, spends more seeking hegemonic domination than the rest of the world combined, and has overthrown or attempted to overthrow some 60 governments, most of which were elected by their populations.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
US's 2014 Ukraine Coup Almost Exactly Like its 1953 Iran Coup
(October 24, 1970)
No State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive,
terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the
regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.
US's Iran coup (1953):
US's Ukraine coup (2013/14):
The US just helped perpetrate a coup in Ukraine, and then escalated its state propaganda machine to historic heights to make as many people as possible think that it was not a US-backed coup, and that Russia, not the US, is the aggressor.
In reality, the US is the aggressor. It backed the anti-democratic coup, with the obvious and sometimes stated goal of breaking up Russia. After the US-backed coup, Russia reacted.
Despite all the leaks confirming illegal US involvement and backing of neo-Nazis and other groups, many in the US and west can't imagine the US coordinating a coup (despite the US having coordinated about 62 coups.)
Thus, here are declassified documents on the US's coup against Iran in 1953, which the US now openly admits that it did (even though everyone already knew because of the declassified documents, and the obviousness).
If you look through them, you'll find that the Iran coup was done almost exactly like the Ukraine coup. The US paid and influenced mobs of people and militants in Iran to carry out violence and overthrow the democratically elected leader Britain hated because he had stopped Britain from stealing Iran's oil.
Before the coup, Britain was taking 80% of Iran's oil. Iranian democracy stopped that.
So the US and Britain overthrew Iranian democracy and replaced it with monarchy.
Then, with a friendly dictator in place, the USA and Britain started taking 40% each of Iran's oil, with other European countries taking the rest.
This was organized crime, and nothing has changed. These patterns continued, with the US stalking around the world, mutating and murdering millions of people with chemical weapons, WMD, and aggression.
One of the declassified US documents says the US approved "$1,000,000 which could be used by the Tehran Station in any way that would bring about the fall of Mossadeq."
In Ukraine, as neo-con Victoria Nuland has stated, the US used 5 billion dollars, which is vastly more than was used in Iran, even taking inflation into account.
The US's Iran coup plan stated that a "Shah/General Zahedi combination, supported by CIA local assets and financial backing, would have a good chance of overthrowing Mossadeq, particularly if this combination should be able to get the largest mobs in the streets..."
"...the CIA payed millions of dollars to bribe military officers and pay gangsters to unleash violence in the streets of Tehran."
The USA put five billion dollars towards supporting terrorist groups in Ukraine, and openly supported the "anti-Semitic", "neo-Nazi" gangs that unleashed violence in the streets of Ukraine and performed the coup d'etat. (Note numbers "14/88" on neo-Nazi's shield in above photo are code for "Adolph Hitler" and "Heil Hitler".)
Of the Iran coup, a declassified, secret US document states (pg. 10) that, "The major role in the execution of the operational plan was assumed by US assets."
There is your overview of how the US covertly does coups. (Check out the documents for all the details and techniques reused today.) You can replace the names with names from today in Ukraine and you have about the same thing (the US supporting militant leaders and radical foot-soldiers and using local human assets and money), but done years later and with much more practice, and lessons learned from the dozens and dozens of coups the US has participated in since, including about 8 under Obama.