Friday, May 30, 2003

The Pentagon's Covert Iran Plan
'The Pentagon is advocating a massive covert action program to overthrow Iran's ruling ayatollahs as the only way to stop the country's nuclear weapons ambitions... The objective of the Pentagon proposal to destabilize the Iranian government is based on the belief that the religious hard-liners are opposed by the majority of the Iranian population and any pressure would make them crack — a view that some analysts find dubious.'

An interesting aspect of this US media report is the way in which it dispenses with propaganda formulations and proceeds directly to an analysis of the state of debate within the Bush administration and the likelihood of the program to topple the Iranian government being taken up.

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