Roll Your Own Coup

So the CIA drops you in the middle of a country of uppity brown-people, how
do you start a coup? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Steven Kinzer, author of All
The Shah’s Men
, tells how the U.S. indulged in it’s first coup of a government.

do you go about overthrowing a government?
What do you do on the first
day? He started bribing members of parliament and leaders of small political
parties that were a part of Mossadegh ‘s political coalition. Within a couple
of weeks, he had 80% of the newspapers in Tehran on his payroll. The Mullahs were denouncing Mossadegh as an atheist enemy of Islam.
He actually at one point hired a gang to run through the streets
of Tehran, beating up any pedestrian they found, breaking shop windows, firing
their guns into mosques. He hired a second mob to attack the first mob, to
give people the impression that there was no police presence and order had
completely disintegrated.






One response to “Roll Your Own Coup”

  1. Matthew Avatar

    a very interesting read

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