RE: FYI - The Candidates on Iran -
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:18

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Subject: RE: FYI - The Candidates on Iran - Council on Foreign Relations
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:06:14 -0400
From: Jerry Mazza

Paul’s remarks are well taken, though a policy of intervention in everybody’s business where there’s an American interest is our real status quo. Read Willam Blum’s great book, “Killing Hope—USA Military and CIA Interventions Since World War 11.” It’s a chronology of our nose-sticking, including unseating the democratically elected President Mossadegh of Iran in the early ‘50’s. Mossadegh, among other things ala Chavez, wanted to nationalize the oil industry, so that wealth could be redistributed. 4% of the population had most of the wealth. Of course, this was a challenge to the gas-guzzling West which could not be tolerated and a coup was arranged by JF Dulles and executed by Eliot Roosevelt. Mossadegh was toppled and he spent the rest of his life in prison. Also, the young and corrupted Shah of Iran was brought back with his Royal constituency to rule, until he too in the late 70’s was kicked out by the Ayatollah and friends. The Ayatollah was exiled to France and later returned the conquering hero. This was also about the time the American Embassy was attacked by Iranian militants to return the humiliation. So what comes around came around and lands us pretty much back in today. Our predilection for narcolepsy is at the root of our foreign policy. Always was, always will be. Oh, and by the way, as Jimmy Carter was trying to free the hostages through negotiations, Ronald Reagan and GHW Bush went behind his back (an act of treason) and offered the Iranians more guns, money, ammo and spare parts, if the Iranians would hold the prisoners till after their election. They did. And that was finally exposed in the Iran Contra scandal. So it goes.

Regards (and cut down a bit on the emails),

Jerry Mazza.

From: APFN [ Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:30 PM
Subject: FYI - The Candidates on Iran - Council on Foreign Relations

* Who is running this country today? — Steve, Thu Sep 20 20:00

Ron Paul

In a speech before the House in April 2007, Paul (R-TX) criticized what he sees as neoconservative efforts to drum up support for military action against Iran. Paul said that although the country “is hardly a perfect democracy, its system is far superior to most of our Arab allies about which we never complain.” The Texas congressman warned that a war against Iran would be disastrous and dismissed the justifications for military action against Iran as “propaganda,” saying that “Iran doesn’t have a nuke and is nowhere close to getting one, according to the CIA.” Instead, Paul advocates a policy of non-interventionism.

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