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Sunday, January 22, 2006

CIA, Iranian Ayatholas and Hard Cash!

I continue my back to history news with International Herald Tribune March 4, 1980:
Carter Ignored CIA IN CUTTING IRAN ISLAM PAYOFF, Journalist says

President Carter abruptly halted CIA payments supporting Iran's Islamic religious affairs in 1977 despite warnings that the cut off would undermine the Shah, according to Politics Magazine....Mr.Drooz said that the CIA payments began in 1953 following the overthrow of the Shah by Mossadegh.The CIA assisted in restoring the Shah to the throne and began payments to the country's ayatholahs and mullahs-in essence buying support for the Shah.

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