2/11 Why & How U.S. Wars Against Iran : 'Smoking Guns'

digest commentary:
In the week preceding Iran's 31 Islamic anniversary today the US media predicted a bloody clash between the Iranian govt. and the US based/supported
'green opposition'. Several important points: [1] Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program is the pretext, not the main USraeli issue which is demolishing Iran as a regional power which refuses to accept US dominance and orders. [2] the US govt. has long supported and engineered 'regime change' operations inside Iraq via USAID / NED / George Soros NGOs and 'initiatives' [3] Iran knows it, presented evidence that US media doesn't rmention as it reports 'unconfirmed tweeter' stories from the same mainly US-Europe based and pro-imperialist Iranian 'green opposition' - 'brutally' repressed when their provocation turns violent, attacking police, charging burning cars, buildings, and when its agents are exposed, arrested, jailed or deported as agents.

Some calling themselves leftists and radicals, claiming to support a genuine Iranian 'revolution' are USraeli agents or apologists. Condemning those who expose the role of US / NGO as: 'pro - Iran's fascist theocracy' who consider Ahmadinejad 'anti-imperialist'. These slimy lies serve to cover massive soft and hard power intervention that constitutes a war. Material below won't end their dirty game, but does reveal what's really going on. It's more than notable that these same justice-lovers have nothing to say about US
injustice and terror.
Exposing and opposing USraeli tactics in the criminal world war on every continent for 'full spectrum dominance' is our responsibility here in its 'homeland'. Don't be fooled that opposing US terror wars is supporting its enemies - getting tricked at minimum into passive, silent complicity while #1 destroyer goes about its deadly business - facilitated by 'regime change' to install its own loyal surrogates.

Glancing through nearly 7 years of the digest makes clear it's perspective and position is unequivocally anti-imperialist and pro-revolutionary. No support for Iran or any other capitalist state or institutionalized religions which it views as a major obstacle to critical thinking, political resistance and revolution - while standing in solidarity with all religious/spiritual individuals / liberation theologists who fight with the oppressed for earthly liberation against anti-zionistimperialism [zionism, an imperialist spawn, and its 'state' an essential protector of imperialism, is inseparable from it: the US and other major western powers prove that zionists are not necessarily jews and judaism is not necessarily zionist. Shlomo Sands book When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? exposes the founding pretext for an Israeli state and its genocidal Palestinian holocaust.

US strategists tactical disagreements
Iran: Assessing U.S. Strategic Options
S E P T E MB E R 2 0 0 8
http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/MillerParthemoreCampbel...

Since its post-election debut, the 'green' movement has weakened and become increasingly 'constricted' demographically according to CNAS analyst Floyd Leverett on a panel presided over by PBS agent Margaret Warner 2/11.CNAS, an admin. favorite neoliberal think-tank, considers US 'regime change intervention tactics 'unhelpful' to geostrategic interests

While protests roil Iran, U.S. prepares sanctions
The Obama administration is readying sanctions against elements of the Iranian government, including those involved in the deadly crackdown on Iranian protesters, marking a shift to a more aggressive U.S. posture toward the Islamic republic, U.S. officials said.

Iran's regional power is an obstacle to USraeli domination - the nuclear issue a pretext
U.S. steps up arms sales to Persian Gulf allies
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/30/AR201001...
1/31/10
...In interviews in three Middle Eastern countries, political leaders and analysts said they fear that a nuclear-capable Iran will become the dominant regional power, able to intimidate its neighbors without fear of retaliation. Nearly all the Gulf countries have sizable Shiite Muslim populations with ties to Iran, and some analysts warned that Tehran may try to use these to stir up unrest and possibly even topple pro-Western governments. "Nuclear weapons are probably most useful to Iran as a deterrent against attack by others, but beyond that, it's all about the swagger and mystique rather than the weapons system," said Nabil Fahmy, a former Egyptian ambassador to the United States. "I can't see Iran using such weapons, but they could become much more provocative."...
ICH http://snipurl.com/u8k04

U.S. accelerates missile defenses in Persian Gulf
By Haaretz Service and The Associated Press
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1146200.html
The United States is expediting the deployment of missile defenses against Iranian missile attacks in the Persian Gulf, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently decided to speed up the deployment of defense systems, placing special ships off the Persian Gulf and missile defense systems in Arab states such as Qatar, the U.A.E., Bahrain, and Kuwait. (all emphases added by the digest) In light of destabilized relations with China, the Obama administration is taking practical steps to prepare for the increasingly pressing crisis with Iran...

UPDATE 1-US missile test mimicking Iran strike fails
Mon Feb 1, 2010 2:59pm EST
Radar system malfunctioned in test over Pacific

Enough Is Enough
Why we can no longer remain on the sidelines in the struggle for regime change in Iran.
By Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations | NEWSWEEK
Published Jan 22, 2010 From 2/1/10 Newsweek issue
...The nuclear talks are going nowhere. The Iranians appear intent on developing the means to produce a nuclear weapon Fortunately, their nuclear program appears to have hit some technical snags, which puts off the need to decide whether to launch a preventive strike. Instead we should be focusing on another fact: Iran may be closer to profound political change than at any time since the revolution that ousted the shah 30 years ago.... The United States, European governments, and others should shift their Iran policy toward increasing the prospects for political change. Leaders should speak out for the Iranian people and their rights. President Obama did this on Dec. 28 after several protesters were killed on the Shia holy day of Ashura, and he should do so again. So should congressional and world leaders. Iran's Revolutionary Guards should be singled out for sanctions. Lists of their extensive financial holdings can be published on the Internet...Critics will say promoting regime change will encourage Iranian authorities to tar the opposition as pawns of the West. But the regime is already doing so. Outsiders should act to strengthen the opposition and to deepen rifts among the rulers. This process is underway, and while it will take time, it promises the first good chance in decades to bring about an Iran that, even if less than a model country, would nonetheless act considerably better at home and abroad. Even a realist should recognize that it's an opportunity not to be missed.

Obama denies US involvement in Iran protests
12-29-09
President Barack Obama expressed support for the protesters in Iran and denied the United States or other foreign countries had anything to do with the unrest....
"For months, the Iranian people have sought nothing more than to exercise their universal rights," Obama told reporters. "Each time they have done so, they have been met with the iron fist of brutality, even on solemn occasions and holy days."
Iran on Tuesday blamed foreign countries for interfering, orchestrating and supporting the unrest in the country, which first erupted after the June 12 election.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the violent protests on the day of Ashura in Tehran were sporadic but well-guided and pre-planned. He said setting public property aflame and creating chaos is not acceptable anywhere in the world. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said supporting the violation of law and encouraging protests is considered as "interference in the internal affairs" of Iran. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=114900&sectionid=351020101

Ahmadinejad: protests, 'a nauseating US Israeli play'
29 Dec 2009

Commander Warns about Enemies' Soft War against Iran
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8810071279
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander on Monday warned that enemies have opted for new techniques in their new efforts to confront the Islamic Republic of Iran. "Today enemies are striving to coerce Iran into surrender through launching a vast and massive soft war," Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said addressing a group of commanders from Division 23. The General cautioned that the enemy is now working on a "no-contact operation" as its top agenda for confronting Iran. Recounting the measures adopted by the enemy in soft wars against different countries, he stressed that enemies are trying to weaken and enervate the Iranian people and youth through soft warfare and psychological operations... Earlier in November, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had underlined the necessity for proper measures to repel enemy's soft war against Iran. "Today, the main priority of the country is to confront (enemy's) soft warfare which is aimed at creating doubt, discord and pessimism among the masses of the people by spreading rumors and lies and using certain excuses through advanced cultural and communication means," Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned ...
related:
Speaker Lambasts US Stance on Unrests in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday lashed out at the US administration for its "opportunistic" attitude towards recent unrests in Iran. The remarks came a day after Obama, in an apparent interference on Iran's domestic affairs, claimed the "iron fist of brutality" had been used to silence protesters, calling the actions of officials an "unjust suppression". ( 17:40:23 - 2009/12/29 http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8810081678)
Mottaki Warns Britain against Interference in Iran's Internal Affairs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Tuesday warned Britain against interference in Iran's internal affairs. ( 16:39:22 - 2009/12/29)

"black" / "false flag" ops
P20G: Into the Dark: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism
Chris Floyd
http://www.counterpunch.org/floyd1101.html
Darkness Visible: The Pentagon Plan to Foment Terrorism is Now in Operation (2005)
Moscow Times, Jan. 25, 2005 follow-up to "Into the Dark."
http://collectioncf72.blogspot.com/2005/04/darkness-visible-pentagon-pla...

US hard & soft power combined
US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran
By William Lowther in Washington DC and Colin Freeman, Sunday Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml;jsessioni...
America is secretly funding militant ethnic separatist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime ...

Booby Traps Detonated by US Remote Controls
http://www.farsnews.com/English/newstext.php?nn=8512010630
TEHRAN- An informed source said after 'terrorists' hideout in Iran's southeastern city of Zahedan was conquered, Iranian police found US-made remote controlled detonators there.

Iran Nuke Document Forged
By Gareth Porter
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24274.htm
December 29, 2009 U.S. intelligence has concluded that the document published recently by the Times of London, which purportedly describes an Iranian plan to do experiments on what the newspaper described as a "neutron initiator" for an atomic weapon, is a fabrication, according to Philip Giraldi, a former Central Intelligence Agency counterterrorism official from 1976-to-1992....This is not the first time Giraldi has been tipped off by his intelligence sources on forged documents. Giraldi identified the individual or office responsible for creating the two most notorious forged documents in recent U.S. intelligence history. In 2005, Giraldi identified Michael Ledeen, the extreme right-wing former consultant to the National Security Council and the Pentagon, as an author of the fabricated letter purporting to show Iraqi interest in purchasing uranium from Niger. That letter was used by the George W. Bush administration to bolster its false case that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear weapons programme. Giraldi also identified officials in the "Office of Special Plans" who worked under Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith as having forged a letter purportedly written by Hussein's intelligence director, Tahir Jalail Habbush al-Tikriti, to Hussein himself referring to an Iraqi intelligence operation to arrange for an unidentified shipment from Niger....

Iran exposes and punishes USAID/Soros destabilization agents
Iranian-American Scholar Sentenced in Iran
By Robert Mackey
Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American social scientist/sociologist and urban planner, has been convicted of fomenting unrest against the government and sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. The Intelligence Ministry has been keen to point out that the Wilson Center receives U.S. government money, as well as money from the Open Society Institute, the New York-based foundation begun by the financier George Soros. On May 22, the ministry announced that O.S.I. had “played key roles in intrigues that have led to color revolutions in former Soviet republics in recent years” and now aimed to overthrow Iran’s government as well...The Iranian Web site Zamaaneh reported that the indictment against Mr. Tajbakhsh charged him with “propaganda activities” and acting against national security by working with the Open Society Institute supported by George Soros.... elements of the Iranian government have accused Mr. Soros, who finances democracy-building programs in many countries, of plotting to overthrow Iran’s Islamic system of government in what the authorities call a “velvet revolution.”
Washington has denounced Tajbaksh's arrest. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed in August for Tajbakhsh's release, and he was specially named in a call by the British rock star Sting to free all political prisoners in Iran.

In 2007, Tajbakhsh, a social scientist and urban planner, spent four months in prison on charges of endangering national security. He denied the charges at the time, and has also denied the post-election allegations against him.... AP http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ixeFBxfLzaSjs8Mb8cuFmt...

Preparing the Battlefield
The Bush Administration steps up secret moves against Iran.
by Seymour M. Hersh
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_hers
... “We’ve got exposure, because of the transfer of our weapons and our communications gear. The Iranians will be able to make the argument that the opposition was inspired by the Americans. How many times have we tried this without asking the right questions? Is the risk worth it?” the former senior intelligence official said. One possible consequence of these operations would be a violent Iranian crackdown on one of the dissident groups, which could give the Bush Administration a reason to intervene ,....

Jundallah is among the groups in Iran benefiting from U.S. support.The C.I.A. and Special Operations communities also have long-standing ties to two other dissident groups in Iran: the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, known in the West as the M.E.K., and a Kurdish separatist group, the Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan, or PJAK.... PJAK has also subjected Turkey, a member of NATO, to repeated terrorist attacks, and reports of American support for the group have been a source of friction between the two governments.... The M.E.K. has been on the State Department’s terrorist list for more than a decade, yet in recent years the group has received arms and intelligence, directly or indirectly, from the United States. Some of the newly authorized covert funds, the Pentagon consultant told me, may well end up in M.E.K. coffers. “The new task force will work with the M.E.K. The Administration is desperate for results.”...
The Pentagon consultant told me, “We’ve had wonderful results in the Horn of Africa with the use of surrogates and false flags—basic counterintelligence and counter-insurgency tactics. And we’re beginning to tie them in knots in Afghanistan. But the White House is going to kill the program if they use it to go after Iran.

a long hideous history...
DoD News Briefing: Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen
U.S. Department of Defense
http://www.defense.gov/Transcripts/Transcript.aspx?TranscriptID=674
April 28, 1997
...With respect to Iran, I think Iran continues to present a long term threat to the region. They are acquiring and have acquired weapons of mass destruction, substantial levels of chemicals and we believe biological weapons as well. They have made an effort to acquire nuclear capability. So I think that our policy of dual containment is the right one, and we are going to encourage our allies to support that one.
To the extent that we see the level of communication available today, the Internet and other types of interwoven communicative skills and abilities, we're going to see information continue to spread as to how these weapons can be, in fact, manufactured in a home-grown laboratory, as such. So it's a serious problem as far as living in the information age that people who are acquiring this kind of information will not act responsibly, but rather act in a terrorist type of fashion....
COHEN'S AMAZING CONFESSION 13 YRS. AGO
Q: Let me ask you specifically about last week's scare here in Washington, and what we might have learned from how prepared we are to deal with that (inaudible), at B'nai Brith.
A: Well, it points out the nature of the threat. It turned out to be a false threat under the circumstances. But as we've learned in the intelligence community, we had something called -- and we have James Woolsey here to perhaps even address this question about phantom moles. The mere fear that there is a mole within an agency can set off a chain reaction and a hunt for that particular mole which can paralyze the agency for weeks and months and years even, in a search. The same thing is true about just the false scare of a threat of using some kind of a chemical weapon or a biological one. There are reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops [DARPA] . Others are engaging in eco- type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves [HAARP] So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations....

SMOKING GUNS
US REGIME CHANGE OPERATIONS -- ALSO YOUR MAIN 'NEWS' SOURCES
Democracy Digest
Heavy security presence stifles Green protests
By Michael Allen February 11, 2010
Regime’s cyber warfare suppresses Iran’s critical voices
February 11,2010
Beware premature obituaries for Iran’s regime and Green opposition

Democracy Digest is produced at the National Endowment for Democracy and affiliated with the World Movement for Democracy.
Democracy Digest provides news, analysis and information on democracy promotion and related matters.
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Mideast democracy: can’t be exported or imported, but – despite dilemmas – must be supported
By Michael Allen November 19, 2009 [see 'democracy digest' above]
The “most difficult and fascinating case”, he said, is currently in Iran where the administration must engage the Islamic Republic on its nuclear aspirations, but is being pressed to openly support the region’s largest and most vibrant dissident movement even if it jeopardizes the chance of a negotiated settlement. Timing is everything, he suggested, and while a new regime in Iran offered the best hope for resolving the issue, the nuclear and democracy clocks are ticking at a different pace....
Some commentators argue that the Obama administration has discarded George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda and with it any drive for political reform in the Middle East. But the charge of strategic retreat was dismissed by Tamara Cofman Wittes, recently appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. The Obama administration’s was in fact pursuing an energetic...approach typified by the Middle East Partnership Initiative ...with its innovative grants program responding to local needs and demands...nothing less than “a transformation in the way the U.S. does foreign policy”...
Calling for a shift “from tactical to strategic liberalization”, Georgetown’s Dan Brumberg criticized the excessive focus on and expectations of Arab civil society and the corresponding neglect of the state, stressing the need to open up and reform government institutions. Recently returned from Cairo, he highlighted the “distressing strategic divisions” within the opposition – similar to those in Iran’s Green movement – and suggested that democracy assistance groups should establish safe forums in which strategic differences could be addressed and resolved. ... The challenges of reconciling freedom and security, programs and policy, internal and external drivers for change, would be considered in recommendations for the U.S. administration based on the day’s deliberations.

Among USAID Initiatives
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NGOs/Civil society

Heavy security presence stifles Green protests
By Michael Allen on February 11, 2010

US will promote Internet freedom, digital democracy
By Michael Allen on January 21, 2010
The US Government will fund and facilitate innovative approaches to expanding internet freedom and access, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this morning. Activists like those in Iran’s Green movement were “redefining how technology is used to spread truth and expose injustice”.

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Iran in Ferment: The Green Wave | NED
Oct 1, 2009. Iran in Ferment: The Green Wave. Ali Afshari and H. Graham Underwood Journal of Democracy. Iran's massive protest movement against June's ...
www.ned.org/iran-in-ferment-the-green-wave
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Iran: Two Sisters, One Cause | NED
Despite unprecedented repression in following the compromised election in 2009, pro-democracy demonstrations continue in Iran. ...
www.ned.org/democracy-stories/iran-two-sisters-one-cause
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To promote human rights through the Iran Human Rights Memorial Website. ABF will complete development of and publicly launch its website to promote active ...
www.ned.org/publications/annual-reports/.../description-of-2005-gra-3
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Democracy Newsletter
An interactive database available in both English and Persian, the goal of Omid is to help restore the dignity of Iran's countless victims of human rights ...
www.ned.org/publications/newsletters/2-06.html

a few US soft power partners... just in 'news' propaganda, much more in previous issues of http://www.burbankdigest.com/

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U.S. Private and Non-U.S. Funding of Media Development | NED
In recent years she has worked with the Gates Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Open Society Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation, ...
www.ned.org/events/us-private-and-non-us-funding-of-media-development
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P resident's Messag e NED's strength lies in the power of the ...
the Open Society Institute have also entered the field in a significant way. In Europe, many other countries...
www.ned.org/docs/08annual/PDFs/AR_President08.pdf

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NED Newsletter - July 2007
... the Foreign Policy Association, Human Rights Watch, and the Open Society Institute ...
www.ned.org/publications/newsletters/070207.html

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THE BACKLASH AGAINST DEMOCRACY ASSISTANCE
Open Society Institute, Freedom House, and IREX from Uzbekistan, democracy promotion groups are forced to relocate to adjacent territories or adopt ...
www.ned.org/docs/backlash06.pdf

EmpowEring indEpEndEnt mEdia
Open Society Institute, “Assistance to Media Outlets,” ..... Open Society Institute, Soros Foundations Network 2006 ...
www.ned.org/cima/CIMA-Empowering_Independent_Media.pdf

Iran's President Did Not Say "Israel must be wiped off the map"
By Arash Norouzi
Ahmadinejad declares that Zionism is the West's apparatus of political oppression... the "Zionist regime" was imposed on the Islamic world as a strategic bridgehead to ensure domination of the region and its assets. Palestine, he insists, is the frontline of the Islamic world's struggle with American hegemony, and its fate will have repercussions for the entire Middle East. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16218.htm