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David, there is not doubt about that, the US actually was supporting the Iranian govt for a time in oil negotiations with the British but there was so much fervor for the Brits that sympathies turned -- we have extensive detail from the National Security meetings, State Dept documents and memos from both State and CIA in Iran.  I went into extensive detail on that and quoted/cited a lot of those documents in Creating Chaos.  The British also introduced a naval blockade as part of their political action in the negotiations, very effectively from an economic standpoint....we took the same idea covert and more aggressively a few years later in Indonesia.

In Iran we followed the British and worked political warfare against the regime jointly with them.

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1 hour ago, Larry Hancock said:

David, there is not doubt about that, the US actually was supporting the Iranian govt for a time in oil negotiations with the British but there was so much fervor for the Brits that sympathies turned -

 

I don't doubt our delay, based on our response to the British crisis over the Suez three years later.  Each region was crucial to the foundering post-war Brit economy.  I'm sure American oil got a nice cut for our supporting the Iranian coup, though, and it made out well there in the following decades.

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Perhaps surprisingly, the push to support the British was less about oil and more about the knee jerk anti-Communism of that era. The CIA and both John and Foster Dulles went to great lengths to whip up fears of the Iranian Communist party taking control and putting the Soviets on the Gulf (which of course the Soviets definitely wanted). The intervention with the British was positioned primarily with that motive - part of the global Soviet blocking move with our WWII allies. 

It was the same huge mistake we made in continuing to back the French establishment in SE Asia - where the decision was that we had to support British and French economic colonialism in order to ensure they could push back against the Soviets in Europe....more gut level fear of communism and no understanding or empathy at all for the wave of anti-colonialism and nationalism wave which followed the end of World War II. 

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World Bank loan officer Hector C. Prud'homme gives his account of trying to mediate the Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute with former Texaco CEO, Torkild Reiber. The 70 year old "pirate" as described by Hector, was removed as President of Texaco in 1940 for trading with the enemy. Transcript of oral history interview with Hector Prud'homme held on May 2, 1985.

Aside from being married to Richard Bissell's sister, Hector C. kept a relatively low profile. His son, Alexander Prud'homme is an accomplished author who wrote the book "My Life in France", with his great-aunt Julia Child. The movie adaptation was called Julie & Julia (Meryl Streep as Julia Child.) Hector P. Prud'homme (father of Hector C.) was likely an agent of the London Rothschilds. Hector P. worked on the Belgian side of the WWI propaganda effort to get the United States to save the Belgian people from the Belgium raping Huns. 

On the US (Rockefeller) side of the Propaganda effort, there was Herbert Hoover and his publicist, Donald George Wilhelm Sr.

Like Hector P. Prud'homme's son Hector C., Donald George's sons were both involved in the 1953 Iran Coup. One son, Donald George Jr., worked for the CIA and would ghost write the Shah's memoirs in 1961. The other son, Warren Wilhelm Sr. was working for Texaco in the 1950s and was head of Texaco's Economic Research department. Warren Sr's. wife, Marie deBlasio, was also working in the World Bank's loan department at around the time Hector C. Prud'homme was dealing with the Iranians and British.

Similar to the WWI joint venture between the Rocks and the Roths, the 1953 Iran Coup also looks like a J.V. effort between the two families.

Of course Warren Wilhelm's son, Warren Wilhelm Jr. has made quite a name for himself lately.

 

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1 hour ago, Robert Wheeler said:

Go research how WW Jr. and I were two of four co-recipients of this NYU scholarship in (I believe) fall 1980.  In those days, the amount being over half of a semester's tuition, it went to students on max financial aid:

Michael Probst Scholarships

Sophomores with outstanding academic records are eligible to apply for a small number of $2,500 Probst Scholarship merit awards. The Probst Scholarships are highly competitive and non-renewable. Students having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher and at least 32 credit hours in Liberal Studies with no outstanding incomplete grades are eligible to submit an application. A call for applications goes out in the spring. The award is for the fall semester of sophomore year and is not renewable.

https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/academics/honors-and-awards.html

"Warren Wilhelm, Jr.,  is the kindest, bravest, warmest human being I've ever known..."  -- The Manchurian Candidate

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20 hours ago, David Andrews said:

Go research how WW Jr. and I were two of four co-recipients of this NYU scholarship in (I believe) fall 1980.  In those days, the amount being over half of a semester's tuition, it went to students on max financial aid:

Michael Probst Scholarships

Sophomores with outstanding academic records are eligible to apply for a small number of $2,500 Probst Scholarship merit awards. The Probst Scholarships are highly competitive and non-renewable. Students having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher and at least 32 credit hours in Liberal Studies with no outstanding incomplete grades are eligible to submit an application. A call for applications goes out in the spring. The award is for the fall semester of sophomore year and is not renewable.

https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/academics/honors-and-awards.html

"Warren Wilhelm, Jr.,  is the kindest, bravest, warmest human being I've ever known..."  -- The Manchurian Candidate

I hope the Scholarship is still around and adjusted for inflation. I would guess $2,500 today at NYU would be good for about 1/2 credit.

The Manchurian Candidate always reminds me of Howard Stern's parody of Frank Sinatra in his final days with dementia. 

"Galveston", My Kind of Town. 

Luck me an egg-cream tonight

That's why the lady is a shoe

The Manchurian Restaurant

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50 minutes ago, Robert Wheeler said:

I hope the Scholarship is still around and adjusted for inflation. I would guess $2,500 today at NYU would be good for about 1/2 credit.

 

Actually, it has not been adjusted, it's still $2500, even though they've been investing Michael Probst's endowment for decades.

That was pretty much a free semester for me, since the rest was covered by financial aid.  As it would have been for Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

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I feel like almost every shakedown that goes on is due to an Anglo-American-Israeli symbiotic relationship or pact. I read somewhere that the Churchill family were close friends of the Rothschilds and they actually managed his (Winston’s) money for life, for free. Churchill was one of the biggest proponents of a Jewish state being created. Then you have 200-600lb of enriched Uranian vanishing from Pittsburgh and allegedly ending up in Israel. 🤷‍♂️ 
I don’t know how close we’ll ever get to understanding the machinations of power behind the scenes. At the very least there is a significant co-operation of intelligence/clandestine services.

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32 minutes ago, Chris Kennedy-Barnard said:

I feel like almost every shakedown that goes on is due to an Anglo-American-Israeli symbiotic relationship or pact. I read somewhere that the Churchill family were close friends of the Rothschilds and they actually managed his (Winston’s) money for life, for free. Churchill was one of the biggest proponents of a Jewish state being created. Then you have 200-600lb of enriched Uranian vanishing from Pittsburgh and allegedly ending up in Israel. 🤷‍♂️ 
I don’t know how close we’ll ever get to understanding the machinations of power behind the scenes. At the very least there is a significant co-operation of intelligence/clandestine services.

Notice that Eisenhower hesitated to get involved with British covert efforts in Iran (1953), and a British invasion of Egypt (1956) when oil and its shipping were at stake for the British, but jumped right into the Congo fray (1960) when supplies of uranium and other weapons materials were at risk.

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23 minutes ago, David Andrews said:

Notice that Eisenhower hesitated to get involved with British covert efforts in Iran (1953), and a British invasion of Egypt (1956) when oil and its shipping were at stake for the British, but jumped right into the Congo fray (1960) when supplies of uranium and other weapons materials were at risk.

There is quite a bit about Patrice Luamba in JFK books as you probably know and of course the death of Dag Hammarskjold which is almost always cited as a CIA / British assassination. 

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1 hour ago, Chris Kennedy-Barnard said:

200-600lb of enriched Uranian vanishing from Pittsburgh and allegedly ending up in Israel. 🤷‍♂️ 

The Apollo Affair.

More on “The Apollo Affair.” The JFK Era Sale of Highly Enriched Uranium by some Pittsburgh Businessmen. (Part 5)

No one ever mentions the Rockefeller / Guggenheim family connections.

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1 hour ago, Robert Wheeler said:

The Apollo Affair.

More on “The Apollo Affair.” The JFK Era Sale of Highly Enriched Uranium by some Pittsburgh Businessmen. (Part 5)

No one ever mentions the Rockefeller / Guggenheim family connections.

Cheers Robert, a good read. Look at George Bush popping up again, the master networker. 

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