May 23, 2007

ABC News on CIA in Iran

Why the ABC story now on the CIA's "non-lethal" covert plan to destabilize Iran? ABC's Brian Ross reported on May 22, 2007:

Intelligence officials describe the CIA’s Iranian plan as non-lethal, involving a coordinated campaign of propaganda broadcasts, placement of negative newspaper articles, and the manipulation of Iran's currency and international banking transactions...

This story, coming out in May 2006, is very convenient, because the establishment media's buzz about non-lethal CIA operations in Iran masks their lethal ones. However, the beauty of the Internet is that it remembers the ABC story from April 4, 2007.

It opens as follows:

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has hired a Pakistani terrorist group that has carried out a series of deadly terrorist attacks inside Iran, ABC News has reported on Wednesday (April 3, 2007).

It later notes,

The group, called Jundullah, has carried out raids, resulting in the deaths or kidnapping of ordinary Iranian people as well as soldiers and officials.

The group claimed responsibility for an attack in February that killed at least 11 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard riding on a bus in the Iranian city of Zahedan.

ABC cited Pakistani government sources as saying the secret campaign against Iran was on the agenda when Vice President Dick Cheney met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February.


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CIA hires terrorist group to operate inside Iran: ABC News, April 4, 2007.

ABC News, The Blotter, ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against Iran, April 3, 2007 .

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