- Category: Imperialism & War
- Created on Thursday, 25 June 2009 17:47
- Written by Gary
The following was posted on one of our threads as a comment on Redguards' defense of Workers World Party.
Gary starts to lay out some of the available information on U.S. covert operations in Iran -- which are important to excavate and expose.
A few days previously, the Telegraph reported on May 16, 2007, that Bush administration neocon warmonger John Bolton told the Telegraph that a US military attack on Iran would “be a ‘last option’ after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed.”
On June 29, 2008, Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker: “Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership.”
Isn't it obvious that in such circumstances any sympathetic discussion of the protests has to be coupled with discussion of the contradiction between US imperialism and Iran, which is a more fundamental contradiction that that between the Iranian regime and its people?