Saturday, June 20, 2009

Once you have the scorecard

The emerging stories on the Iranian election never smelled right - especially since it is a good idea to be skeptical of any concerted storyline being promulgated by American media.

But without knowing the Iranian backstory I was floundering. You really can't tell the players without a scorecard. Paul Craig Roberts managed to put everything together, succinctly and coherently.

To sum up: it was reported two years ago by several media outlets that the Bush Administration gave the CIA the green light to foment revolution in Iran.

Moussavi, the preferred candidate by Washington, announced HE was the winner before the polls closed. That makes Mahmoud Admadi Nejad a laggard, waiting hours after the polls closed to announce he won.

Paul Craig Roberts cites a Kenneth Timmerman, neocon, who spoke of a "green revolution" the day before the election.

Does that name ring a bell? Maybe you are thinking of Tim Timmerman - an alleged eyewitness to flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon who insisted it was the American Airlines plane.

Very probably just a coincidence, but strange.

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