pain is the staff of life

Neo-classic satyricon.

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on June 15, 2008

There’s a really funny account in Mother Jones of how a plot to change the regime in Iran was planned back in Dec 2001 at a bar in Rome in a meeting that was facilitated by the Italian Military Intelligence Service. It reads like the scenario for a Marx Brothers movie though I’m sure it was Casablanca the planners had in mind. Larry Franklin the supposed Iran expert in the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans is dispatched to this meeting by Douglas Feith and Franklin comes off as a dimwitted patsy falling for the scheme that was hatched by neo-con Michael Ledeen and exiled Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar. (Franklin’s doing time for leaking U.S. defense secrets to the Israelis so he can’t be too bright.) There’s even a phoney exiled mullah named ‘Ayatollah Maliki’ (Nuri-al?) that ‘Gorba’ produces at a later Paris meeting. The Americans had to ante up $5 million for the privilege of seeing ‘Gorba’s plan outlined on a cocktail napkin (does he think he’s Picasso?) These are the same two guys that were behind the Iran-Contra arms swap for hostages back in early 1980s and ‘Gorba’ also served up the uranium yellow-cake that led to ‘dessert storm.’ The usual suspects indeed. Burlesque-oni.



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  1. sno-well said, on June 24, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    yellow cake…yum…desert storm…yum…

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