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  • Sunday, February 12, 2006

    Rabid right urges Bush to stir rebellion within Iran

    Perhaps readers will remember a time not so long ago, when the US stirred up rebellion in Iraq, telling the Shia Muslims to rise up, and America would be there for them. America, as you know was not there for the uprising, and a massacre followed. It seems, according to this article, from the Times, that rabid right wingers want to initiate an uprising in Iran:

    Foreign policy hawks believe America should be assisting democratic forces inside Iran, much as President Ronald Reagan did with the trade union organisation Solidarity in Poland in the early 1980s. Robert Kagan, a leading neoconservative who helped to make the case for the invasion of Iraq, accused the Bush government of doing little “to exploit the evident weaknesses in the regime”.

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    3 Comments:

    At 2/13/2006 02:43:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    "Perhaps readers will remember a time not so long ago, when the US stirred up rebellion in Iraq, telling the Shia Muslims to rise up, and America would be there for them. America, as you know was not there for the uprising, and a massacre followed."

    They were more than not there for them. They let the Iraqi Republican Guard (which the U.S. had surrounded) go and let gunship helicopters fly to put down the rebellion.

     
    At 2/13/2006 02:47:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    And one more thing... Kagan completely ignores that there was a HUGE student movement set to take their country back (Yikes! Not what his ilk wants!) but the "axis of evil" rhetoric and the White House statement that Iran was a nation they would consider using first-strike nuclear weapons against had the predictable and predicted effect of strengthening the hardliners and putting an end to the movement. Way to go evil!

     
    At 2/13/2006 08:32:00 am, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

    As you say, djeb, White House thetoric appears to have hardened the stance in Iran, and united the Iranians, who seem to overwhelmingly support Iran's right to a peaceful nuclear energy programme.

     

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