Stormin’ Norman

In reading the biography of retired General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., I found out that he lived in Iran with his father and the rest of the family, during the mid 1940’s. His father is said to have been instrumental in the coup d’etat deposing the democratically elected Iranian government at the time, to instead put in the government 26 years of dictatorship under Mohammad-Rezā Shāh Pahlavi. During this period, the US and England benefited the most from Iranian oil. In particular, the US has helped the dictator Pahlavi to keep the power by providing arms and helping his secret police. This part of history can explain why middle easterners, especially Iranians, have such a high animosity toward Americans.

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One Response to Stormin’ Norman

  1. Wow! That is an interesting fact that certainly sheds light on some of the animosity in that region. And from an unlikely source, but one that adds validity to its information…

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