Friday, May 07, 2004

THE IRANIAN: Arrogant reporter, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Roozbeh Shirazi

THE IRANIAN: Arrogant reporter, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, Roozbeh Shirazi:

Roozbeh Shirazi comes across as a little cranky in his response but he makes valid points. JBOC

"You see Mr. Kristoff, there is quite a bit of history missing from your column, the whole CIA organized coup de tat in 1953 in Iran? That was pretty important, and thereafter determined the course that US-Iran relations would take. That's when the US came to the Middle East, overthrew a regime to better access its oil... oh wait, that's what's happening now too. I don't think you quite capture that when you wrote 'In the 1960's and 1970's, the U.S. spent millions backing a pro-Western modernizing shah ?D and the result was an outpouring of venom that led to our diplomats' being held hostage.' "

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