Western mainstream media (MSM) typically present Iran as a degenerate and impoverished society under the sway of Islamic terrorist fundamentalists. Alternate media and seriously investigated works present a much different picture. Dan Kovalik’s The Plot to Attack Iran highlights the current state of affairs in Iran in the context of decades of covert and direct attacks aided and/or instigated by the U.S. and its allies.
The history starts with a contemporary scene in 2006, with the U.S. intentions to attack Iran, using nuclear weapons. Kovalik argues that with Israel being bogged down in Lebanon by Hezbollah at that time, it stalled the planned assault. As with Iraq, Iran was considered by the MSM as a terrorist state supporting al-Qaeda, wanting to develop nuclear weapons, and repressing its people under a totalitarian regime.
The story then fast forwards to the past few years. Combined with the “oil war” in which prices are controlled mainly by Saudi Arabia oil production increases or cuts, “current U.S. economic sanctions” are “an act of economic terrorism in that it constitutes the intentional infliction of injury against the civilian population to bring about a desired political end – but it is par for the course for the United States.” The civil disturbances as depicted by the MSM and the U.S. government was not about “civil liberties” but were mainly about the economy.
Collateral to this oil war, originally aimed at both Russia and Iran, is the effect on the Venezuelan economy. These links and associations to other areas of U.S. imperial designs are a strong point of Kovalik’s overall presentation, demonstrating the global attempts to subjugate and overturn any government that goes against U.S. wishes.
Another factor with U.S.relations with Iran is “the United States has also been involved in supporting terrorist groups against Iran. The most notable such groups as the Mujahadeen e-Khalq (“MEK”…).” This organization “was de-listed as a terrorist organization by the Obama Administration in 2012.” John Bolton, then and now, leads the charge against Iran, previously aided by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As the story develops it links Israel, ISIS, and Saudi Arabia into the web of lies about fighting terrorism in the Middle East when in reality “the United States is actually supporting the terrorists…chaos is the desired means to the United States desired end,