posted on 08/20/2003 10:54:11 PM PDT
To: lainde; DoctorZIn; nuconvert; seamole; onyx; RaceBannon; Valin; McGavin999; AdmSmith
Iran and the politics of regime change
By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
Aug 21, 2003, 02:30
The rhetoric on Iran in Washington is getting shriller by the day. There is a pattern to the rhetoric which seems to suggest that it has a certain purpose. As with Iraq the goal appears to be regime change.
Since the beginning of May, Washington has been levelling a series of accusations at the present government of Iran which it will be remembered was categorised by United States President, George Bush, as a member of the 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union Address in January 2002. Iran, it is alleged, is developing a clandestine nuclear weapons programme; it is harbouring Al-Qaeda terrorists; it is providing material support to the Lebanese Hizbollah and certain militant Palestinian groups; and it was responsible (this is a new allegation) for the 1983 bombing of a US marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 troops. On top of all this the conservative religious elites in the Iranian government have been accused .................>>> http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_4205.shtml
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