The US, Crusader of Democracy?

The US, Crusader of Democracy?

We often hear how the US is so interested in seeing democracy flourish across the planet. It’s regularly claimed to b...

We often hear how the US is so interested in seeing democracy flourish across the planet. It’s regularly claimed to be one of the principal reasons for its endless interventions in foreign countries. Not only did the US want to bring freedom to countries like Iraq and Libya, they also wanted to bring democracy. Considering this, one would assume that the last thing the US would do is overthrow democratically elected governments, or would they? Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Written by: Christopher Coman & Sarah Abed  Iran, 1953: Declassified documents show that “CIA agents planned and executed a military coup that toppled Mohammad Mossadegh”(1), “Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister”(2) who had “tried to nationalise his country’s oil wealth”.(3) Mohammad Mossadegh was replaced by US and British choice, General Fazlollah Zahedi in order to “safeguard the west’s oil interests in the country.”(2) “The CIA dispensed several hundred thousand dollars to organise mass demonstrations supporting the change.”(4)   ... Read more (4 min reading time!)

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Sarah Abed
Sarah Abed