ACTION ALERT: Venezuela Poses No ‘Threat to the World’—but WaPo’s Claim That It Does Is Dangerous

12 September 2018 — FAIR

WaPo: Trump, Venezuela and the prospect of a coup

The Washington Post (9/10/18) describes US officials meeting with Venezuelan coup-plotters to discuss the overthrow of President Nicolás Maduro as “more fuel for his paranoia.” And it cites the White House dismissing “speculation that it wants to intervene” in Venezuela—ignoring the fact that the US has for years been heavily intervening to wreck the country’s economy.

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US Gov’t Regime Change Machine Fuels Nicaragua’s Violent Right-Wing Insurgency

24 June 2018 — TRNN

As Nicaragua’s leftist government faces a violent right-wing insurgency, journalist Max Blumenthal discusses with TRNN’s Ben Norton how the regime change machinery bankrolled by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy boasted of “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against President Daniel Ortega Continue reading

Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

25 May 2018 — TRNN

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the US president is very “committed to regime change” in Iran, in a speech for the Iranian opposition cult the MEK. Then Trump sabotaged the JCPOA and Mike Pompeo announced “the strongest sanctions in history.” Continue reading

Trump Seeks Regime Change in Iran, Ripping up Nuclear Deal and Imposes ‘Strongest’ Sanctions

25 May 2018 — TRNN

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the US president is very “committed to regime change” in Iran, in a speech for the Iranian opposition cult the MEK. Then Trump sabotaged the JCPOA and Mike Pompeo announced “the strongest sanctions in history.” Continue reading

NSA: New Findings on Clerical Involvement in the 1953 Coup in Iran

8 March 2018 — National Security Archive

“Large Sums of Money” from U.S. Embassy Sent to “Influential People” in Tehran Prior to August 19, Declassified British Memo Alleges

Latest Declassification of Internal CIA History “The Battle for Iran” Adds More Detail to the Public Record

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 619

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History of US-Iran Relations: “Regime Change” and the Islamic State in 1979? By Masud Wadan

11 January 2018 — Global Research

 Ayatollah Khomeini, an Instrument of the U.S.?

According to Masud Wadan in this timely analysis of Iran’s 1979 Revolution, the US and its European allies favored the creation of an Islamic State headed by Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s spiritual leader, with a view to undermining Iran’s leftist-progressive revolutionary movement.  

According to Wadan: “The US with the support of France, Britain and Germany struck a deal regarding Khomeini at the Guadeloupe Conference [1979]. This three-day summit agreed upon the seating of Khomeini as the leader of Iran.”

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Think Tank-Addicted Media Turn to Regime Change Enthusiasts for Iran Protest Commentary By Adam Johnson

5 January 2018 — FAIR

Since the outbreak of mass demonstrations and unrest in Iran last week, US media have mostly busied themselves with the question of not if we should “do something,” but what, exactly, that something should be. As usual, it’s simply taken for granted the United States has a divine right to intervene in the affairs of Iran, under the vague blanket of “human rights” and “democracy promotion.” (The rare exception, such as an op-ed by ex-Obama official Philip Gordon—New York Times, 12/30/17—still accepted the premise of regime change: “I, too, want to see the government in Tehran weakened, moderated or even removed.”) With this axiom firmly established in Very Serious foreign policy circles, the next question becomes the nature, degree and scope of the “something” being done.