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The first large scale regime change operation carried out by the CIA, in Iran

In 1953 the leader of the USSR, Joseph Stalin died. Shortly after, on April 16, US president Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his "cross of iron" speech, which warned against militarisation and the highlighted the wastefulness of military spending. On July 22, Eisenhower approved the CIA's bloody overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected leader of Iran.[1]

Iran/1953 coup d'état

Full article: Iran/1953 coup d'état

Wall Street successfully used the CIA to remove the elected leader of Iran in a bloody coup that was staged to protect the oil profits of the Seven Sisters. The CIA admitted its role in this event in a declassified document released in 2013.[2]

Zapata Oil

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George H. W. Bush set up Zapata Oil, an oil exploration business which never achieved much profitability in the usual financial sense, but which appears to have been used an effective front company for a variety of covert operations, including spying and money laundering. Bush was never prosecuted for its illegal operations.[3] Its records with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were "lost" shortly after Bush became Vice President of the United States.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experiment1932 - 1972
Morgenthau Plan16 September 1944 - 5 May 1955
Operation Paperclip8 May 1945 - 1990
Guatemala syphilis experiment1946 - 1953
Project CHATTER1947 - 1953
Cold War1947 - 1991
Operation Demagnetize1948 - 1980
Project Ulysses1950 - 1968
Korean War25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Project ARTICHOKE20 August 1951 - 13 April 1953
Mau Mau Uprising1952 - 1960
Operation Midnight Climax1953 - 1966
Project MKUltra13 April 1953 - 1964
Cuban Revolution26 July 1953 - 1 January 1959
Iran/1953 coup d'état15 August 1953 - 19 August 1953
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Operations Coordinating BoardGroup.png1953 - Present
Zapata PetroleumZapata Oil.png27 March 1953 - PresentFrontA front company started by George Bush Sr.
 

A Quotation

References

  1. Document:The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld‎
  2. https://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/19/politics/cia-iran-1953-coup/index.html
  3. Jonathan Kwitny, "The Mexican Connection: A look at an old George Bush business venture", Barron's September 19, 1988. Cited with further discussion by Russ Baker, Family of Secrets (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009) pp. 37 and 505.