The Shooting of Iran Air Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes (July 3, 1988)

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July 3, 1988: The U.S. Navy warship Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 passengers. The United States claimed it was an accident, yet President Ronald Reagan awarded the crew with medals.

Shah of Iran: Women Are Inferior To Men

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Shah of Iran: Women Are Inferior, “Have Produced Nothing Great”

The Shah of Iran viewed women as inferior, even “evil” creatures with nothing substantial to contribute. These interviews (with women, no less) reveal a psychologically disturbed, tortured soul….

“WIPED OFF THE MAP” – The Rumor of the Century

10th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Article

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Speaking of “FAKE NEWS”, today is the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking media critique “Rumor of the Century”. Initially ignored, it soon became — quite literally — one of the most widely distributed articles in history…

Pulling the Strings: 1962 Memo Reveals U.S. Feared Shah’s Fall

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Our Policy In Iran: 1962 Memo Plots Ways To Sustain the Shah’s Rule (Or Not)

A 1962 memo by a Kennedy administration official warned the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran could fall anytime. How to keep pulling the strings in Iran — keep propping him up, or find an alternative and abandon him completely?