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August 19, 1953

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Moosa Arendt ruminates on the notorious coup.

Declassification documentation in the USA confirms the CIA's involvement in the coup that deposed elected Prime Minister Mosaddeq of Iran. 

August 19, 1953

Just a whisper
Keep it low.
Who is talking

Mossadeq overthrown
Persian oil
North Sea oil
Deep below the sea
Wheels of Empire creaking to a halt

The CIA complied
A nation of enemies created
A coup
Sticky under-foot
Warm uncomfortable smells
Desperate scrawl on dungeon walls
I was here
Remember me
Three years
Solitary
A bloody coup
Two and a half years
Too long
Oil company
Serve empire or the people
Struggles for freedom
Economic freedom
Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
Seething with counter-revolution

Revolution
Counter-revolution
Dance macabre
Ebb and flow
Life and death
Forever
Nothing
Certain
Perhaps death alone
Book in hand
Right
Left


Benevolent
Coup
Populaire
Start of
forgetting
Electric shocks
Impotence
Rape
Abortion
Fear
Guilt
Despair

Parallel nations
1%
99%
Hermitically apart

KhadijehMossadeq
Scarred for life
Sanatoria
Being the daughter
Is a crime

26 July 1965
Zahra Emami
64 years shared
Dies alone
permission refused
5 March 1967
under a floor
Ahmed Abad
The masses
Shopping

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