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    Jesse Leaf, the CIA's chief analyst on Iran from 1968 to 1973 revealed that the CIA conducted torture seminars for SAVAK, Iran's secret police, which were based on Nazi torture techniques. The CIA created SAVAK after the agency organized the overthrow of the parliamentary government of Mohammed Mossadeq and the installation of the Shah dictatorship, which left U.S. oil companies with 40% of the formerly British concession:

    The New York Times: Iran And Oil Group Initial Agreement To Resume Output

    August 6, 1954

    Iran and eight international oil companies initialed today an agreement ending the long dispute over Iran's oil.

    Companies in Consortium

    The United States companies in the consortium are the Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Standard Oil of California, Socony Vacuum, the Texas Company and the Gulf Oil Corporation. Each of the five United States companies in the consortium has an 8 per cent interest in the enterprise...
    The Editors of the New York Times declared on August 6, 1954, that the CIA-backed coup was "good news indeed":

    The New York Times: THE IRANIAN ACCORD

    Costly as the dispute over Iranian oil has been to all concerned, the affair may yet be proved worthwhile if lessons are learned from it: Underdeveloped countries with rich resources now have an object lesson in the heavy cost that must be paid by one of their number which goes berserk with fanatical nationalism. It is perhaps too much to hope that Iran's experience will prevent the rise of Mossadeghs in other countries, but that experience may at least strengthen the hands of more reasonable and more far-seeing leaders.
    The New York Times: Ex-analyst says CIA rejected warning on Shah

    A former Iran analyst for the central intelligence agency said yesterday that his reports characterizing Shah Pahlevi as thirsty for power and a megalomaniac were repeatedly rejected by the agency as being contrary to official US policy.

    Jesse Leaf said in an interview that for five years had had been the chief CIA analyst on Iran before resigning from the agency in 1973.... A spokesman for the CIA confirmed that Mr. Leaf had been an employee there but said, "We will not discuss former employees."

    Mr. Leaf also said in the interview that he and his colleagues knew of the torture of Iranian dissenters by Savak, the Iranian secret police set up during the late 1950's by the Shah with help from the CIA. Furthermore, Mr. Leaf said, a senior CIA official was involved in instructing officials in the Savak on torture techniques, although Mr. Leaf said that to his knowledge no americans did any of the torturing. The CIA's torture seminars, Mr. Leaf said, "were based on German torture techniques from World War II."

    The Shah himself was "one of our sources" of information, Mr. Leaf said. "He was a regular contact for a case officer."

    Mr. Leaf said that because of the CIA's complacency about the Shah, no one considered protesting about the Savak's use of torture. "Why should we protest? We were on their side, remember?"

    Although the Iranian use of torture was widely known inside the agency, Mr. Leaf said, he knew of no Americans who admitted that they witnessed such treatment. "I do remember seeing and being told of people who were there seeing the rooms and being told of torture. And I know that the torture rooms were toured and it was all paid for by the USA."

    Mr. Leaf said he decided to resign from the CIA after receiving an adverse fitness report in 1973. His basic complaint, he said, was that "policy pretty much determines reporting rather than the other way around."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horhey View Post


    Jesse Leaf, the CIA's chief analyst on Iran from 1968 to 1973 revealed that the CIA conducted torture seminars for SAVAK, Iran's secret police, which were based on Nazi torture techniques. The CIA created SAVAK after the agency organized the overthrow of the parliamentary government of Mohammed Mossadeq and the installation of the Shah dictatorship, which left U.S. oil companies with 40% of the formerly British concession:



    The Editors of the New York Times declared on August 6, 1954, that the CIA-backed coup was "good news indeed":
    Old news. The Iranians paid America back in spades starting in November 1979 with the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran. Screw the Iranians. It's best to avoid them.

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    It's a service offered to all client and puppet states.
    Hello! I'm from Europe, the place where history comes from.

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    This is just one of the reasons why I call the governments of the United States. THE BEAST out of the Earth. Nothing but a bestial people does the things that the governments, including state and local governments, do the things they do. Evil is the Head and Wicked are the Actions.
    مندوب المختار مختصة هي تستحق ابنه الحكمة من أطفال رحلة ليلية الثناء
    Alif Qadr Muhktar Muhammad Bashir ibn Bani Isr
    باسم "الله الرحمن الرحيم"
    In the name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alif Qadr View Post
    This is just one of the reasons why I call the governments of the United States. THE BEAST out of the Earth. Nothing but a bestial people does the things that the governments, including state and local governments, do the things they do. Evil is the Head and Wicked are the Actions.
    You're not familiar with British history are you? The Brits are the greatest terrorists the world has ever seen. No people on earth has acted so immorally. The British forced opium on the people of China. It took the Chinese Communist Party to break the opium addiction.

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    The love of power, murder and glory:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRBxDEGDqw

    This is but one of the reasons why I disdain the governments of the United States. FIE on the wicked for their deeds of wickedness.
    مندوب المختار مختصة هي تستحق ابنه الحكمة من أطفال رحلة ليلية الثناء
    Alif Qadr Muhktar Muhammad Bashir ibn Bani Isr
    باسم "الله الرحمن الرحيم"
    In the name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    You're not familiar with British history are you? The Brits are the greatest terrorists the world has ever seen. No people on earth has acted so immorally. The British forced opium on the people of China. It took the Chinese Communist Party to break the opium addiction.
    I have read about the evils of GB now UK (The Beast our of the Sea). I focus on the United States (The Beast Out of the Earth) because I live here
    مندوب المختار مختصة هي تستحق ابنه الحكمة من أطفال رحلة ليلية الثناء
    Alif Qadr Muhktar Muhammad Bashir ibn Bani Isr
    باسم "الله الرحمن الرحيم"
    In the name of Allah The Beneficent The Merciful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alif Qadr View Post
    I have read about the evils of GB now UK (The Beast our of the Sea). I focus on the United States (The Beast Out of the Earth) because I live here
    Are you an American citizen?

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