Oil, Blood, and an American Coup

News of an agreement on a framework for a nuclear agreement between the United States and Iran made headlines late last week. While the two states have been at odds since demonstrations and protests forced the US backed Shah from power, the animosity between nations stems even further back in history. In this week's episode Mike and Danny discussed the history behind the CIA backed coup that ousted the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and installed the Shah as a dictatorial leader.

Mohammed Mossadegh rallies Iranians against Britain's monopoly on Iran's oil industry

Mohammed Mossadegh rallies Iranians against Britain's monopoly on Iran's oil industry