Iran’s ‘Golden Offer’ of 2003

The following is the body of the irangoldenoffer2003.pdf document. Download the source document: Iran Golden Offer 2003 - PDF Download lranian aims: (The US accepts a dialogue "'in mutual respect" and agrees that lran puts the following aims on the agenda) Halt in US hostile behavior and rectification of status of Iran in the US: (interference in internal or external relations, "axis of evil", terrorism list.)Abolishment of all sanctions: commercial sanctions, frozen assets, judgments(FISA),...

The Truth About Iraqi EFPs by Philip Giraldi

Iranian Involvement in Iraq by Philip Giraldi (Originally written back in 2008) Introduction: The United States government has been arguing since 2005 that Iran is “interfering” in neighboring Iraq. At a political level, the interference is alleged to involve supporting Shi’ite surrogates groups, frequently incorporating militias, who are not cooperating in the development of a pluralistic democracy in Baghdad. Iran is also allegedly making more difficult the establishment of security inside...

Bush’s Meeting With A Murderer

by Robert Dreyfuss, TomPaine.com December 4, 2006 President George W. Bush meets today with Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, the turbaned leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a Shiite fundamentalist party that is strongly tied to Iran. In so doing, the president is meeting with someone who, perhaps more than anyone else in Iraq, is responsible for trying to destroy Iraqi national unity, prevent national reconciliation among Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian mix, and push...

The Man Who Sold the War by James Bamford

The road to war in Iraq led through many unlikely places. One of them was a chic hotel nestled among the strip bars and brothels that cater to foreigners in the town of Pattaya, on the Gulf of Thailand. On December 17th, 2001, in a small room within the sound of the crashing tide, a CIA officer attached metal electrodes to the ring and index fingers of a man sitting pensively in a padded chair. The officer then stretched a black rubber tube, pleated like an accordion, around the man’s chest...

America’s ‘Crack’ Plague has Roots in Nicaragua War by Gary Webb August 18, 1996

Via NarcoNews. Colombia-San Francisco Bay Area drug pipeline helped finance CIA-backed Contras Published: Aug. 18, 1996 BY GARY WEBB Mercury News Staff WriterFOR THE BETTER PART of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, a Mercury News investigation has found. This drug network opened the first...

Shadowy Origins of ‘Crack’ Epidemic by Gary Webb August 19, 1996

Via NarcoNews Role of CIA-linked agents a well-protected secret until now Published: Aug. 19, 1996 BY GARY WEBB Mercury News Staff WriterIF THEY'D BEEN IN a more respectable line of work, Norwin Meneses, Danilo Blandon and ''Freeway Rick'' Ross would have been hailed as geniuses of marketing. This odd trio -- a smuggler, a bureaucrat and a driven ghetto teen-ager -- made fortunes creating the first mass market in America for a product so hellishly desirable that consumers will literally kill...

War on Drugs has Unequal Impact on Black Americans by Gary Webb August 20, 1996

Via NarcoNews Contra case illustrates the discrepancy: Nicaraguan goes free; L.A. dealer faces life Published: Aug. 20, 1996 BY GARY WEBB Mercury News Staff WriterFOR THE LAST YEAR and a half, the U.S. Department of Justice has been trying to explain why nearly everyone convicted in California's federal courts of ''crack'' cocaine trafficking is black.Critics, who include some federal court judges, say it looks like the Justice Department is targeting crack dealers by race, which would be a...

Reagan Aides and the ‘Secret Government’ Miami Herald July 5, 1987

by Alfonso Chardy, Herald Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Some of President Reagan's top advisers have operated a virtual parallel government outside the traditional Cabinet departments and agencies almost from the day Reagan took office, congressional investigators and administration officials have concluded. Investigators believe that the advisers' activities extended well beyond the secret arms sales to Iran and aid to the contras now under investigation. Lt. Col. Oliver North, for example,...

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm by David Wurmser 1996

[Having recently received a 404 error at the IASPS site's version of this piece, I figured it better be saved from the Google cache before it's gone forever. -Scott] Companion piece "Coping With Crumbling States" here. Following is a report prepared by The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies' "Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000." The main substantive ideas in this paper emerge from a discussion in which prominent opinion makers, including Richard Perle, James...

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