CIA returns to Iran: Here we go again
The CIA has returned to the scene of the crime. It was Tehran, 1953, where the CIA first toppled a democratically elected government (See Wikipedia’s Operation Ajax). Iran’s crime? Wanting 50% of its own oil profits. The revolution that brought religious conservatives into power was made possible by outrage in the Iranian public toward the subsequent corrupt, totalitarian, US-puppet regime.
America should apologize. Instead, according to the ABC News’ Blotter, the US government is back at it:
Bush Authorizes New Covert Action Against Iran
May 22, 2007 6:29 PM
Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a “nonlethal presidential finding” that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions. […]
Ah, Mr. Bush. Please, not again. Don’t take us lower still.
Iran is changing; religious radicals—always a minority—are losing power. When America gives the Iranian public reasons for mistrust, Iranian radicals surge in popularity. Must we ever repeat our blunders? When will we learn that our aggressiveness is extremism’s life-blood?
Please, Mr. President: recall the CIA.
Please, Congress: require ethical dealing with Iran.
Please, Presidential candidates: offer alternatives. Speak up.
Forced submission means peace delayed. “Black ops” is demonstrably bankrupt.
Lead us to a better way.
Tags: Iran, CIA, covert, foreign relations, peace, black+ops, Bush, terrorism, war+on+terror, Obama, Biden, Kucinich, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Congress+war, , Monte Asbury
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