BP Role in 1953 Coup

Stephen Kinzer looks back when BP was called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

Democracy NOW!: As tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil spill we continue our series on BP. Sixty years ago, BP was called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer looks at the story of the companys role in the 1953 CIA coup against Irans popular progressive Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadegh.



From The Mouth Of The Great Man Himself ...

by R2-D2 on

A wonderful account of the events back in 1951, by Stephen Kinzer - The following is a short speech by the Great Dr. Mossadeq regarding the same issue:






by Benyamin on

It breaks your heart whenever you hear about what Mosadegh did for Iran and what Iran has become now.


What a legacy of shame and destruction

by Q on

tof be rooye BP va moftkhorhayi keh tarafdaresh hastand.


unity is the answer

by bahramthegreat on

As long as we are not united, others can harm us a lot. As all of you know by now, the British technique is to divide and conquer. The method of approach are:

1) religion differences

2) difference in ideology within a society (Hezbollah, mujaheddin, shahi, and others)

of course drug is another powerful tool to weaken a society.

Real McCoy

Political interference is not their only specialty

by Real McCoy on

As a reminder of the fact, that we are not the only sufferer from the big cartels.


Exxon, BP and others, are

by benross on

Exxon, BP and others, are huge companies specialized in oil production and oil distribution. The industrial world gives them green light to do whatever it takes to ensure steady oil supply for their consumption. This is a given.

Now, if we look at this as it is, without inferiority complex, without hatred and prejudice, it won't make any difference in what they are set-out to do. What makes difference is in OUR behaviour, therefore, they CAN'T DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. They can only do what is reasonable.

Now it's up to you to play victim forever or do something about it. 

Darius Kadivar

FYI/Eminent Persians:Men & Women Who Made Modern Iran by Milani

by Darius Kadivar on

Kamran Ramyar


by Kamran Ramyar on

I am afraid just boycotting and not buying gasoline from BP or Exxon/Mobil will not  atone for decades of suffering of Iranian people at the hands of the corrupt Shah and his British/ American masters.   Perhaps Reza Pahlavi can come up for a proper course of action since he is the self proclaimed FUCKING KNOW IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!  


BP, Exxon are two companies that I have not bought gas

by Bavafa on

from for nearly 20 years now.  The boycott continues.


P.S.  I love this program (DN)