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Ervand Abrahamian

Datum narození: 1940

Ervand Abrahamian je americký historik íránského původu.

Citáty Ervand Abrahamian


„Chomejního je třeba chápat jako duchovního vůdce, jenž byl vtažen do politiky, a který tak považoval za nutné vyjadřovat se k otázkám lidské povahy, sociální spravedlnosti, třídního rozdělení, právních autorit i státní moci, hovořit o politické teorii – a to vše ve zkratce. Jelikož byly jeho názory často formovány na základě okamžitých a rychle se pozměňujících okolností, nepřekvapí, že též obsahují řadu protimluv a nesrovnalostí. A to do takové míry, že jej někteří vědci označují za ultrakonzervatistu, jiní za fundamentalistického reakcionáře a další za revolučního radikála, či dokonce socialistického rovnostáře.“

„One should never underestimate the role of stupidity in history“ A History of Modern Iran


„It was in describing these early bargaining tactics by the British oil company that Dean Acheson, the U. S. secretary of state, made his famous statement: “Never had so few lost so much so stupidly in so short a time.“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

„The British consul in Mashed later wrote in his memoirs that what had turned “Russia from hot-war ally to cold-war rival” was the “vigorous American intervention to capture the Persian market, especially the efforts of Socony-Vacuum to secure oil prospecting rights.“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

„Much of the public was convinced that the CIA was capable and willing to do so. Thus began the famous 444-day American hostage crisis. Americans who knew little of the events of 1953 were mystified; Iranians were not. The specter of coup had come to haunt U. S.-Iranian relations. Similarly, on March 5, 1981, when more than 100,000 gathered at Tehran University to commemorate Mossadeq’s death and call for the establishment of a democratic rather than an Islamic republic, Hojjat al-Islam Ali Khamenie—Khomeini’s future successor—declared ominously: “We are not liberals, like Allende, willing to be snuffed out by the CIA.“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

„refused any aid until the oil issue was settled. Matters came to a head in August when Mossadeq for three days, backed by the Communist Party, seemed the irresistible dictator of Iran.... But fortunately the loyalty of the Army and fear of communism saved the day. —President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech entitled “Peace with Justice“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

„I refused any aid until the oil issue was settled. Matters came to a head in August when Mossadeq for three days, backed by the Communist Party, seemed the irresistible dictator of Iran.... But fortunately the loyalty of the Army and fear of communism saved the day. —President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech entitled “Peace with Justice“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

„A Foreign Office diplomat in London wrote in the margins of a Tehran report: “I tend to the view that Musaddiq still enjoys some public support, more than some of our close friends would have us believe.... Coup d’état may well be the only answer.“ The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

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