News that Gets My Goat..
I’m a Jeopardy fan. One of my favorite things (besides guessing the final before they give the clue) is to answer a question that the contestants couldn’t answer. One time none of the players could name Jeff Bagwell.
Anyways, during the recent “teacher’s tournament” the $600 answer in the “plot” category was: “A certain agency whose initials are C.I.A. helped plot the overthrow of this country’s P.M. Mossadegh in 1953.”
None of the contestants had the answer and one of them taught Social Studies, but I would bet that most any Iranian could tell you about the joint British/U.S. Operation Ajax.
It’s an election year here, and every candidate except Dr. No, Ron Paul can be heard on the subject of the Iranian nuclear program saying “no options are off the table,” meaning that the U.S. is prepared to reach for the usual ‘first resort,’ bombings.
I found it refreshing to hear David Stockman answer a question about gas prices saying “If you want to address gas prices, stop beating the war drums right now.”
Iran hand Gary Sick, who served under three presidents on the staff of the National Security Council was in town and spoke to Chronicle reporter Joe Holley, saying we are already at war with Iran. ( http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Expert-U-S-already-at-war-with-Iran-3380049.php)
Reporter Seymour Hersh has been documenting U.S. covert ops in Iran since at least 2006. This leaves little room for doubt that we have been behind recent cyber attacks and assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists. And of course there’s this, over forty U.S. military bases surrounding Iran.