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…FULL ARTICLE
Jila Ansari Offers a Different Perspective on Iran, Religion, and Zionism
Listen HERE Jila Ansari of ForeignPolicyTruth.com is an Iranian-American long resident in the US. She has appeared on Ken Meyercord’s WorldDocs show to discuss Iran, Abrahamic monotheism, the social and political dimensions of religion, and related topics—offering perspectives that are very different from those ordinarily heard on Truth Jihad Radio. Her take on Zionism, however, is right at home here!FULL ARTICLE
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…FULL ARTICLE
US Borrowed Iranian Treasures “for 3 Years” in 1930s — Gets Overdue Notice
Press TV interviews Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations says the United States must return the country’s Achaemenid clay tablets without any exceptions and excuses.FULL ARTICLE
Kabul Was Worse than Saigon—Baghdad Will Be Worse than Kabul
Press TV A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says Americans will have to leave Iraq in a more humiliating manner than the way they left Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani, commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, pointed out that every US ship in the region is now a sitting duck, as are the military bases built to threaten Iran on behalf of Israel—bases that are now, in essence, hostages.FULL ARTICLE
General Qassem Soleimani: Role Model, Icon, Inspiration (E. Michael Jones & Kevin Barrett)
And other recent Press TV interviews Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s legendary anti-terror commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani represents the “secret of endurance and victory”, adding his danger to the enemies in his martyrdom is greater than in his life. (Read my written interview on Gen. Soleimani.) * Russia warns the United States that any further sanctions against Moscow would threaten their bilateral ties. Speaking on the phone, Russian President Vladimir Putin tells his American counterpart, Joe Biden, that introducing more bans would be a colossal mistake. Biden, for his part, warns Russia of…FULL ARTICLE
Israel Is Iran’s – and America’s – Worst Enemy
“Political Commentator, Kevin Barret says Israel has always played a villain role against Iran and now it’s trying to derail talks over the 2015 nuclear deal.” And then there is Israel’s history of villainy vs. the USA: the Lavon Affair, JFK assassination https://www.unz.com/article/did-israe… , USS Liberty massacre, 9/11, and much more.FULL ARTICLE
Iranian Kids Can’t Get Medical Treatment Due to US Sanctions
PressTV.ir Iran’s top human rights official has slammed the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic.FULL ARTICLE
Yemen Smacks Saudi Aramco – New Age of Drone/Missile Resistance?
In the above video, “SPOTLIGHT interviews Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett author and Middle East expert out of Madison and Brecht Jonkers historian and journalist from Hasselt to look at retaliatory attacks by Yemeni army against Saudi Arabia’s vital installations.” Below is an unusually good new piece on the Axis of Resistance drone & missile program. -KB How Iran’s Missile Strategy has Rewritten the Rules of Middle Eastern Wars Iran has built an extraordinary military alliance stretching from Lebanon to Gaza to Yemen that missile by missile has changed the rules of war in the Middle East By Arron Merat,…FULL ARTICLE
“Death by a thousand cuts” for Iran—or Israel?
Israeli chief of the army staff, Aviv Kohavi has told reporters that the Israeli military is accelerating its operational plans against Iran. He says the recent military budget has earmarked funds to expand military capabilities against Iran. Israeli war minister Benny Gantz also echoed the same threat on Wednesday. He said Israel has the means to act and won’t hesitate to do so. Gantz did not rule out the possibility of taking military action in the future to thwart what he called a nuclear Iran. Who’s a threat to regional peace and security? Which country is really the nuclear outlaw?…FULL ARTICLE