George Santayana said: those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
For those of you who do not follow history, we will take a ride in my way-back machine.
It is Iran and the early 1950's. Iran had a parlimentary style government elected by the people. The Prime Minister was Mohammed Mossadeq. He said that the profits from Iranian oil should go to the Iranian people. Well this sure upset the oil companies that thinks that all the profits belong to them.
Now for the last hundred years or so, the US has supported most any, non communist, totalitarian government.
This is about the first time that the US had actually destroyed a government at the behest of corporations. It was a CIA operation called Operation Ajax, and unfortunately they were successful.
That gave us a couple of decades of the brutal Shah regime.
That gave us the Iranian revolution.
That gave us the Ayatollah Khomeini.
And now we have their wacko president Ahmadinejad.
They say that hindsight is 20x20 vision, but remember there was a democracy in the middle east and we destroyed it. And now we are back in the middle east at the behest of the oil companies again.
And now for the second thought.
Imagine if Iran had invaded and occupied Mexico, and set up their own government. Does anybody think that the US would be happy with a couple of hundred thousand Iranian troops in Mexico? Do you think the US would like having Iran as a next door neighbor?
Well folks, that is exactly the same thing Iran thinks about us. They don't want us as neighbors either.