A) Pahlavi was not a Nazi.The Iranian coup led to dictatorship under the Shah, the ex-Nazi prime minister who replaced Mossadegh, and SAVAK, which tortured and killed innocent people using German techniques from WWII. We supported this regime instead of Mossadegh’s because Iran under Mossadegh would have been a neutral power in the Cold War—not, as you claim, a Russian ally.
B) We did not install the Shah he was the head of state under the Constitutional monarchy.
C) The Shah appointed Mossadeq and only ousted him from power after Mossadeq dissolved parliament through a fraudulent referendum in which he garnered a 99.9% yay vote because they wouldn't give him direct control over the military and then took direct control over the military and granted himself authority to rule by decree. It wasn't a coup it was a counter-coup.
D) The support of the counter-coup occurred 50 years before 9-11, the perpetrators of 9-11 were Wahhabists who consider the Shia to be takfir and sure as hell had no love for Mossadeq, so even if support for the counter-coup could be seen as a provocation it was not a provocation against the perpetrators of 9-11.
The evidence is that Mossadeq turned to the Soviets for support after the U.S. refused to grant him hundreds of millions of dollars in loans.There is in fact no evidence that Mossadegh was aligned with the Soviets. The accusation is an ancient myth promoted by the CIA as part of the effort to depose him.
Infant mortality rates dropped in the North where the UN was in charge of the program and increased in the south where the Baathist government was in charge of the program, it is not difficult to ascertain that it was the failure of the Iraqi regime not the sanctions themselves. Both the North and the South were under the same sanctions the only difference was who was in charge of managing the aid provided. It's not our fault that Saddam decided to resell the food provided under the oil for food program to finance the building of lavish palaces and invest in military spending rather than providing that food and medical supplies to his people.Everything was banned unless it was imported as part of the Oil for Food program. Iraq was able to import less than $200 worth of food per person per year, around half the per capita income of Haiti, which led to significant malnutrition.
The U.S. specifically avoided water and sewage facilities during the first Gulf War.destroyed water and sewage facilities,
Gee I wonder why.and withheld the chlorine needed to provide clean water.
Anyone who wanted to trade with Iraq could have but then they would have suffered from those member states who supported the sanctions refusing to trade with them.
Obviously, it was not simply a matter of our refusing to trade with Iraq. The sanctions prohibited Iraq from trading with anyone.
Wrong the statistics provided came directly from the Baathist regime. And once again infant mortality dropped in the north and rose in the south proving conclusively who was to blame, the UN sanctions weren't starving the Iraqi people, Saddam was starving the Iraqi people.Wrong yet again. They were confirmed by multiple sources, including an extensive survey conducted by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
Actually Saddam is credited with engaging into a disasterous war against Iran which put his country deeply into debt and destroyed his economy prompting him to enter into yet another war of aggression this time against Kuwait which precipitated the sanctions.Actually, Saddam is credited with bringing Iraq some of the highest living standards and best civilian infrastructure in the region, particularly in the area of health care. Iraq was close to being a First World country at that time.
Saddam had already destroyed the economy during the Iran-Iraq war. Likewise Saddam is directly responsible for the sanctions being implemented and the sanctions not being lifted.Everything changed with the sanctions, which devastated Iraq’s economy beyond the point where Saddam could have repaired it.
Infant mortality dropped in the North and rose in the South proving conclusively that it was not the sanctions that hurt the Iraqi's but rather it was the fact that Saddam cared about living in the lap of luxury more than he cared about the welfare of his own people.Indeed, they were calculated to do so in order to make the Iraqis revolt against him. This is the definition of terrorism—an attack on civilians for political ends.
They blocked some medical and food supplies, they did not block all medical and food supplies and they did not block enough medical and food supplies to cause this as demonstrated that the North where the UN managed the program and the Kurds managed the money and food supplies no such things occurred and infant mortality actually decreased. Saddam resold the food and medical supplies while the masses starved.And, again, they did block food and medical supplies.