"American coup" - 2010
The documentary deals with what was a grab for Iran's oil by Britain (using bribery and oppressive tactics to dupe the ruling regime into submission on a forced "contract" as they referred to it - nothing but blatant theft anyway you look at it - Iran was poor, its citizens starving, yet the British gave nothing to Iran for its oil and took what it wanted for itself with some idea of supremacy which lacks all validity as we now see
further into history that we have since come in order to have examined both peoples more for what they are made of in the choices and preferences displayed in respect of matters of humanistic worth.
When Irans rulers finally rejected the situation and threw the British out, the UN failed to back Britain as requested as did the International court at the Hague. Britain then asked the USA to overthrow Iran's democratic government - which was secular, free of religious extremism back then and intent on ruling justly, to advance the welfare of its peoples, Britain asked the US to topple this government which resulted in an oppressive regime being installed instead on phony claims of a communistic threat possibly in the future.(similar to the dishonest claims made against Iraq to justify invasion which became insanely a lunatics idea of fun with bombings with no seeming end or rationale in terms of conscience as understood by the common humanity on the planet - to this very day - with a decade of insanely cruel sanctions that followed (See comments against this barbarism by British MP Sir George Galloway posted at our sites and on uploads at this site).
USA Anchor Ted Koppel says of the Iran Hostage taking decades later that "if the Iranians had done to us what did to them in the decades previously (Americans might have done the same - hostage taking etc)
When as leader of britishcanada.org I ran adverts in Canada back in 1999 to promote efforts to preserve cultures of the founding mosaic - British and French in Canada I was in an instance interviewed by a press reporter from Manitoba where my adverts had also run - I told him at the time that Britain should never do without needed heating Oil to keep the folks there warm in the Winters etc - as long as Canada had a single drop of oil in its reserves that could benefit the mother country as it were. He was unimpressed as there seemed little left of British spirited loyalties in the mind of the reporters such as him in Canada - all hell bent then and since in third world priorities and involvement and joining in with instead - perhaps even on an open borders basis no doubt! God forbid!
Michael Rizzo Chessman