Talk Nation Radio for July 1, 2009
Has the US been fomenting unrest in Iran?
An interview with editor Jeremy R. Hammond of Foreign Policy Journal about his June 23rd story: "Has the U.S. Played a Role in Fomenting Unrest During Iran’s Election?" It offers a kind of history of US propaganda and covert operations aimed at regime change in Iran.
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Produced by Dori Smith
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Other topics include US support for Iranian opposition groups through NED, the National Endowment for Democracy and US AID, the twitter phenomenon, use of anonymous sources, the CIA in Iran, US support for militant organizations operating in Iran, Bush policy on Iran seems to be continuing under President Obama.
During the run up to the Iraq War, Hammond criticized Bush administration arguments about WMD. He then founded Foreign Policy Journal to cover US policy. See this link to Foreign Policy Journal featuring critical analysis of U.S. foreign policy from at home and abroad. It features writing by Jeremy Hammond and Iranian writer Kourosh Ziabari, Pakistani, Shalid R. Siddaqi, investigative reporter Greg Palast, Nima Shirazi of Wideasleepinamerica.com, and others.
Recent articles by Jeremy R. Hammond June 23, 2009 Has the U.S. Played a Role in Fomenting Unrest During Iran's Election?
July 1, 2009 US ‘has intelligence agents working in Iran’. A former US national security adviser has told Al Jazeera that US intelligence agents are working in Iran. May 21, 2009
April 23, 2009 Clinton Says Iran Policy Goal to Gain Support for “Crippling Sanctions”
See also: June 25, 2009. In Fraud We Trust? by Nima Shirazi.