Talk:Kucinich asks Bush about alleged US support for armed insurgency in Iran
U.S. support for the Iranian "Resistance"
This news article may be one of the first to illuminate how the USA prepares the world for the upcoming attack on Iran (likely by Israel as it would seem more "defensive" in nature). It would be good to have an info box for the various propaganda and strategic movements that are being made to pave the way for another pre-emptive attack on a sovereign nation.
There is this paradox in Google's "advanced" search for these "exact phrase" comparisons;
- "Iranian insurgency" ..... 202 references
- "Iranian resistance" ..... 78,700 references
Notice the enormous disparity between the use of the words resistance and insurgency when it comes to Iran.
Obviously, the word "resistance" is used to invoke sympathy or allegiance with the "resistance"(ala French Resistance in WW2) and the word "insurgency" is used to invoke hostile feelings toward the "insurgents".
Notice the enormous amount of stuff being put on the internet about an Iranian Resistance and much of it is being put on by US Gov. and military think tanks. I think the Psyops activities to put people on the side of the Iranian "resistance" is now at warp speed. Neutralizer 12:15, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, both PKK and MEK are classified by the US Dept of State and Council of the EU as terrorist organisations. However, if you look at w:Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan you'll see that the Washington Post article says these are a fine bunch of lads and mentions nothing about PEJAK being closely linked to the PKK. And there's some attempt to claim that NCRI is unrelated to MEK - whereas even the FBI claim that these are essentially a single organisation. The depth of the hypocrisy is hard to believe.
Anyway, i'm sticking a link here for another wikinews article - i don't know if i'll have the time to do it: http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Cheney_has_tapped_Iranian_expatriate_arms_0420.html The key point is (rough sketch of a title):
Raw Story: unnamed sources claim Cheney, Rumsfeld using Iran-Contra arms dealer to prevent diplomatic resolution of US-Iran conflict
Again, the hypocrisy is hard to believe. The title's a bit long, anyway, feel free to start the article (maybe put a link here) if someone does it.
For people who are too young to remember the w:Iran-Contra Affair, trying clicking on the wikipedia link. The NPOV first few lines are presently:
The Iran-Contra Affair was the biggest political scandal in the United States during the 1980's. President Ronald Reagan authorized his administration's plan to sell arms to Iran, an avowed enemy, and used proceeds from the sales to illegally fund the Contras, a right-wing guerrilla group in Nicaragua. At the time, Americans were being held hostage in Lebanon by Hezbollah, a militant Shi'a organization loyal to Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini.
And now one of the arms dealers from "the biggest political scandal in the United States in the 1980s" is being used to stop diplomacy from being used to peacefully resolve a crisis related to next-6-months or next-few-decades nuclear war???
Anyway, enough rant, the link is there, if noone else does it, i may get on to it tomorrow. Boud 22:37, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
- http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/l_196/l_19620040603en00120016.pdf has gone offline. The content in now available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/l_196/l_19620040603en00120016.pdf .