Monday, June 22, 2009

On Meddling in Iran

Here's what Obama said in his Cairo speech, as reported by Iran's Press TV:
"In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government," Obama said during his keynote speech to the Muslim world from Cairo University in the Egyptian capital.

It is the first time a sitting US president has publicly admitted American involvement in the coup.
Here's what CIA analyst and former Alec Station chief Michael Scheuer said about possible CIA involvement in the present Iranian uprising:

"It depends on what various intelligences services are up to in the Iran; whether we try to push these people into a civil war or not. Surely we're active there, the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the Jordanians, the Israelis; they're all there trying to foment this kind of problem."
If Scheuer is correct then Obama knows exactly how many active assets we have on the ground trying to 'foment' the overturn of their recent election. Rather timely, since he just apologized for (or admitted) our role in the 1953 overturn a few weeks ago in Cairo and got washed with praise from the street.

Gee, it almost sounds like he's not being, shall we say, 'brutally honest' with the American people, perferring to maintain a cover story and a few secrets to keep things going our way. Well, true change is sometimes hard to see close up.

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