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From Shahs To The CIA: The History Of Western Intervention In Iran – Part 1

21WIRE + Zero Hedge | A reminder of the long history of self-interested Western involvement in Iran, crucial to understanding Iran’s position today.

From Shahs To The CIA: The History Of Western Intervention In Iran – Part 2

Zero Hedge | A reminder of events leading up to the 1953 CIA-orchestrated coup in Iran, which overthrew the democratically-elected Prime Minister in favor of the US-backed Shah.

Empire Games and The Syrian Headbanger

Andrew McKillop | America and France’s downsized imperial dreams may soon have jumbo-sized competitors.