How Washington and CIA – NED agencies orchestrate turbulence in Iran. Malaysia is next if we choose to ignore the Q’s. Note the similarities in the strategies and events that currently take place in Malaysia….
Let me highlight some points in the July 9th article (from globalresearch.ca) by Stephen Lendman, a research associate below.
1. Given Washington's history of stoking tensions and instability in the region, its role in more recent color revolutions, and its years of wanting regime change in Iran, analysts have strong reasons to suspect America is behind post-election turbulence and one-sided Western media reports.
2. A CIA plan reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.
3. (The role of American “NGO”s and the “setting up of so-called pro-democracy organization” is mentioned): Kenneth Timmerman co-founded Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI) and serves as its executive director. He's also a member of the hawkish Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) and has close ties to the American Enterprise Institute, the same organization that spawned the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), renamed the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) for much the same purpose.
4. On the right wing newsmax.com web site, Timmerman wrote that the NED "spent millions of dollars during the past decade promoting color revolutions in places such as Ukraine and Serbia, training political workers in modern communications and organizational techniques."
5. (The Western support for and funding of terrorist group MKO: ) "The terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) has reportedly played a major role in intensifying the recent wave of street violence in Iran. They admitted to having been trained in Iraq's camp Ashraf and got directions from MKO's UK command post "to create post-election mayhem in the country." They're perhaps also enlisted to stoke violence and conduct targeted killings on Iranian streets post-election as a way to blame them on the government.
6. (BBC, falsehood and disinformationJ On its June 17 web site, BBC was caught publishing deceptive agitprop and had to retract it. It prominently featured a Los Angeles Times photo of a huge pro-Ahmadinejad rally (without showing him waving to the crowd) that it claimed was an anti-government protest for Mousavi.
7. In USA Today, June 26th, "The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to fund groups that support Iranian dissidents..”.
8. The terms “democracy, human rights and the rule of law” are repeatedly (mis-)used to convince the unsuspecting public masses to justify the Western intervention (via funding of opposition groups) in the internal affairs of a country, be it Iran or anywhere else. Stephen Lendman wrote, “for the past year, USAID has solicited funds to "promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Iran," according to its web site”.
9. Swaying public opinion (to go against a state nation) through impact on public emotions is a method of psychological warfare.
a. In 1990, Kuwaiti Nayirah’s teary but fabricated and false account of Saddam Hussein’s army mistreating babies in a Kuwait hospital, was intended to sway US public opinion in favour of war against Iraq.
b. A similar tac-tic towards Iran was Neda. Neda Agha Soltani is today's Nayirah - slain on a Tehran street by an unknown assassin, she's now the martyred face of opposition protesters. The incident and her image captured world attention. It was transmitted online and repeated round-the-clock by the Western media to blame the government and enlist support to bring it down. Who or what will be the equivalent Nayirah’s stunt in Malaysia?
10. In a book, "Full Spectrum Dominance," Engdahl explained the RAND Corporation's research on military conflict by other means. He cited researchers John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt's 1997 document "on exploiting the information revolution for the US military”. By taking advantage of network-based organizations linked via email and mobile phones to enhance the potential of swarming, IT techniques could be transformed into key methods of warfare."
11. They cited an information revolution using advanced "computerized information and communications technologies and related innovations in organization and management theory." They foresaw "the rise of multi-organizational networks" using information technologies "to communicate, consult, coordinate, and operate together across greater distances" and said this ability will affect future conflicts and warfare.
12. They called "swarming" a way to strike from all directions, both "close-in as well as from stand-off positions." Effectiveness depends on deploying small units able to interconnect using revolutionary communication technology.
Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.