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A letter to Stephen Zunes from an Iranian student

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Professor Stephen Zunes, a voice of relative reason and moderation on some Middle East issues, has lately been functioning as a de facto CIA propagandist by tweeting out made-in-Langley images casting the current US destabization effort in Iran as a homegrown protest of poor oppressed women who hate their own culture’s dress code. In fact, the counterprotests by supporters of the Supreme Leader, the Islamic Republic, and its indigenous religiously-sanctioned non-Western dress code have brought vastly bigger crowds into the streets—crowds full of proud hijab-wearing Muslim women—than any of the US-incited pro-West protests and…

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Iran riots: exploiting a tragedy (Press TV’s Spotlight)

Press TV Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has spoken for the first time after the recent riots broke out in Iran. The Leader was very clear about one thing: the violent riots in Iran were ‘planned by the US and Zionist regime’ in reference to Israel. In this edition of the Spotlight, we will look at the statements of Iran’s Leader, and dissect what he has described as one of the main motivations of the US and Israel, which is there to prevent a strong and independent Iran including the country’s progress.

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Riots in Iran: Another CIA Coup Attempt?

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor When the CIA overthrew the democratically-elected Mossadegh government in 1953, it brought rent-a-mobs into the streets of Tehran to provide cover for the coup. As I said two years ago reviewing films and books offering new information about the 1953 events: And we learned in the book The Coup that the gangsters of south Tehran—the two leading gangsters were nicknamed Icy Ramadan and Brainless Shaban—these thugs were paid vast amounts of money by the US and British intelligence agencies to organize fake protests to pay gangsters and mobsters to come out into the streets…

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“ISIS in Afghanistan”: US-Backed Terrorists Attack Russian Embassy

Press TV “A deadly attack on the Russian Embassy occurred this week in Afghanistan’’s capital Kabul. It claimed the lives of two Russian staffers and some civilians. Russia has labelled the attack as a terrorist attack, one in which the ISIS Khorasan or Daesh has claimed responsibility. Now that the dust has settled on this incident, there is more than meets the eye.” – Press TV Who would want to blow up Russian embassies? Who would want to punish and destabilize the Taliban? Who is angry that the Taliban is making deals with Russia and China? Who let the ISIS…

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Why Is Israel Raiding Human Rights NGOs?

Aug 22, 2022 – Press TV Palestinian authority chief has lashed out at Israel for closing seven NGOs in occupied West Bank. European states expressed deep concern over Israeli regime’s attack on Palestinian NGOs. Israeli troops ransacked offices of Palestinian NGOs in occupied West Bank and confiscated their equipment. Israeli regime designated Palestinian rights bodies as “terrorist” groups last October, while the EU dismissed Israeli allegations against Palestinian NGOs as ‘unsubstantiated’. 

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Iran Engages Oman: Are Western Client Regimes Declaring Independence?

Does the new 12-part agreement between Iran and Oman signal a regional shift, as former Western clients and puppets assert their independence as sovereign nations? As the world grows multipolar, will the West Asian region expel US imperialists and Zionist colonizers? Syed Mohsin Abbas and I discuss the issue on Press TV’s Spotlight program. News report: https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/05…

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Saudis seize another Yemen-bound fuel ship, violating two-month truce

The Saudis may have paused their bombing, but they are still committing genocide by deliberately depriving Yemenis of life support. – -Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Press TV: The Saudi-led coalition has seized another Yemen-bound fuel ship in violation of the terms of a two-month truce brokered by the United Nations. The Yemen Petroleum Company said the ship was denied docking at the port of Hudaydah even though it had gone through required inspections and obtained clearance from the U-N. Essam al-Mutawakel, a company spokesman, censured the coalition’s acts of piracy. He said the coalition had also seized two other…

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Daily Beast’s attempted murder of Gonazalo Lira (and other videos)

On April 15, American independent war correspondent Gonzalo Lira was kidnapped by the SBU and held for a week, then placed under virtual house arrest. Many observers feared that he, like so many Ukrainian journalists, would be tortured and killed. But apparently the UkroNazi authorities and their CIA advisors determined that torturing an American journalist to death would generate bad publicity. (Though the mainstream media didn’t breathe a word about Lira’s disappearance, the alternative media covered it extensively.) More recent videos:

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Has Yemeni David Defeated Saudi-UAE-NATO Goliath? (and other recent videos)

Press TV interview with Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Yemen announces a unilateral ceasefire, suspending all rocket and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, and affirms its readiness to turn the declaration into a permanent commitment. Mashat said Saudi Arabia must end its blockade on the Republic of Yemen once and for all. He said Yemen is also ready to perform a full prisoner exchange. He called on the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to take steps to prepare the agreements to carry out the exchanges. Meanwhile, the head of Yemen’s negotiating team says Riyadh must prove its seriousness in response to…

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