Experts are predicting that Iran is at a breaking point. 77 replies

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#71 9 years ago

NiteStryker;5186498But that possibility was probably the better option when compared with the probable option of having the Russians overrun everything. So it was a shitstorm either way, we just took the one that would get us less shat on.

Or that he could use it to defend himself against the other kid if the other kid decided to get tough with him.

It was probably the best thing from their point of view, but whether that makes it right is another question.

Besides, I don't think Russia would have invaded Iran. They probably were more interested in an alliance with a government close enough to their cause, just like the US. The only threat Iran faced in the 50s, just before their government was removed, were probably some pissed off Britons who disliked that their investments were being nationalized.




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#72 9 years ago

MrFancypants;5186512It was probably the best thing from their point of view, but whether that makes it right is another question. [/QUOTE] Well we cant change that now so we just need to deal with the mess we ended up with. But I just hate it when people try to blame the problem on actions committed in a different world in a different time.

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5186512] Besides, I don't think Russia would have invaded Iran. They probably were more interested in an alliance with a government close enough to their cause, just like the US.

Yea but they might have taken it to force an alliance.




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#73 9 years ago
NiteStryker;5186515Well we cant change that now so we just need to deal with the mess we ended up with. But I just hate it when people try to blame the problem on actions committed in a different world in a different time.

That's true.

Yea but they might have taken it to force an alliance.

Maybe, I think they preferred supporting communist elements within other countries instead of invading themselves though.




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#74 9 years ago

NiteStryker;5186515Well we cant change that now so we just need to deal with the mess we ended up with. But I just hate it when people try to blame the problem on actions committed in a different world in a different time. [/QUOTE]

I'm pretty sure it was when the Soviet Union fell and all those Soviet Nuclear Scientists got laid off, so they went to nations who seeked Nuclear weapons, like Iran.

Destroyer25;5186478Yeah, different president, in a different time period, with different fears.

There was no president of Iran/Persia during the 50's ;)

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5186512]It was probably the best thing from their point of view, but whether that makes it right is another question.

Besides, I don't think Russia would have invaded Iran.

IIRC they did during the Russian Revolution




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#75 9 years ago
MrFancypants;5186525Maybe, I think they preferred supporting communist elements within other countries instead of invading themselves though.

Ever heard of Afghanistan?

There was no president of Iran/Persia during the 50's ;)

I'm talking about the US.




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#76 9 years ago

Warforger;5186541I'm pretty sure it was when the Soviet Union fell and all those Soviet Nuclear Scientists got laid off, so they went to nations who seeked Nuclear weapons, like Iran. [/QUOTE]

What are you talking about? I was responding to this:

Anlushac11 Guess what else? the USA started Iran's atomic program and gave Iran uranium and atomic technology. *gasp*

It was back in the 1950's under Eisenhower's "Atoms For Peace" initiative and was intended to jump start Iran into nuclear power and nuclear technology. The US and Western European countries were assisting Iran in developing a nuclear reactor.

[QUOTE=Warforger;5186541] There was no president of Iran/Persia during the 50's ;)

Pretty sure he was talking about the USA.




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#77 9 years ago

You are correct, there was no President of Iran in the 1950's.

There was however the Shah of the Peacock Throne Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and he appointed Prime Minsters, one of whom tried to over throw him, Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq.




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#78 9 years ago

As I recall the same predictions were made about Iran's instability when the elections happened and the government has yet to collapse. Iran's livelihood is tied to its oil industry and how its handled and for the most part it hasn't gottne to the levels that caused the Shah to be overthrown. It might be in the future, but not now.

I wouldn't call what had happened now and in the elections a breaking point, but it will certainly be important in shaping that government's policies in the future.