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Guardians of the revolution

Posted by alanmirs on August 13, 2009


Books of The Times

Into the Eye of a Storm

Reuters

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, with Ali Larijani, left, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

By ROGER COHEN
Among such “slights,” of course, none loom larger than America’s, not least the C.I.A.-backed
1953 coup that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and the
mistaken 1988 shooting-down of Iran Air Flight 655, in which 290 people
perished. Great Satanism — the weekly vilification of the United States
at Friday prayers — has been a pillar of the revolution since the shah
was overthrown

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