I can't understand why you do. As I said, I'm talking about the current regime; the Khomeinists. As I said, they had assassinated Mossadeq's predecessor and a few weeks into his term they tried to assassinate him. The Stalinist Tu'deh party was also involved in assassinations during this period. The whole country was in turmoil with Stalinist and Islamist terrorism. As I asked before, why would the Islamists be upset that we removed Mossadeq when they were trying to assassinate him?
At the end of The Second World War Stalin had agreed to remove his forces from Iran but when the time came he reneged. He(Stalin) then did what the Soviets always did; seed Communist organisations to subvert and overthrow the government. Feda'ian Islam was involved in numerous high profile assassinations and attempted assassinations including:
* 1946 - Ahmad Khasravi - A famous author, journalist, secular reformist and supporter of the Shah. He was accused of "unIslamic" writings and then he and his assistant murdered by two members of Feda'ian Islam
* 1948 - Mohammad Masoud - Islamists were suspected at the time but it has since come out the Stalinist Tudeh party was involved.
* 1949 - Tudeh assassination attempt on the Shah
* 1949 - Abdol-Hossein Hazhir - Politician and former Prime Minister assassinated by Feda'ian Islam
* 1950 - Ahmad Dehghan - Journalist assassinated by Tudeh
* 1951 - Ali Razmara - Prime Minister assassinated by Feda'ian Islam member
* 1951 - Abdol Hamid Zangeneh - Minister of Education and Dean of Law School assassinated by Feda'ian Islam
* 1952 - Hossein Fatimi - Mossadeq's Foreign Minister. Assassinated by Feda'ian Islam
* 1955 - Hossein Ala - The Shah's court minister. Nearly killed by bullet to the head from an Feda'ian Islam member
^^ That's just the tip of the iceberg. Feda'ian Islam was the predecessor of Khomeini's revolutionary party. They did not want "democratically elected" leaders. When they came to power they forbid any demonstrations or commemorations of Mossadeq and banned his image being shown in public.
We removed their democratic leader
The one they tried to assassinate?
who had mass support.
I don't know about "mass support". The Islamists certainly didn't support him and that's who we are talking about. It's the Islamists who are "pissed off" at us right? The secular, democratic reform types aren't the ones angry at us are they?
We installed the shah who removed the nationalisation of oil and sold to the west. I am sorry but that is reason to be angry.
Who's angry? The current regime? The Islamists? [b]They're the ones who tried to assassinate Mossadeq and assassinated his Ministers. Try to think logically, the US has done similar things to countries all over the world. Why would the Islamists be angry at us because we removed a leader they were trying to assassinate over 60 years ago?
If it was America who had that happen to them I would imagine most Americans would want to kill the nation doing that to them.
Doing? We've hardly even spoken to them in over 30 years! We're not "doing" anything.
I sure would want to.
You'd want to what? Again, the Islamists tried to assassinate Mossadeq and succeeded in assassinating several leaders in his government.