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Is Trump Plotting Regime Change in Iran? 


Protests in a number of cities at the same time in Iran don’t erupt spontaneously. They’re orchestrated, leadership directing them, likely from abroad.

Nearly a week of protests in Iran have the earmarks of a CIA attempted color revolution, perhaps complicit with Israel’s Mossad.

Washington and Israel want Iranian sovereignty eliminated, replaced by pro-Western puppet rule – tyranny with an iron-fist.

Trump and Netanyahu are pathologically hostile toward Iran. On New Year’s day, Trump warned its leadership, tweeting: “TIME FOR CHANGE.”

Political prostitute Nikki Haley blasted Iran’s government, along with North Korea’s, Venezuela’s and Cuba’s, saying “especially in Iran (where) people are…finding their voice.”

Former US UN envoy neocon John Bolton told Fox News “(o)ur goal should be regime change in Iran.” It’s been Washington’s “goal” since Iranians overthrew the US/UK-installed fascist dictatorship in 1979, the Islamic Republic replacing it.

Numbers of Iranians protesting are small compared to during Washington’s failed 2009 color revolution attempt.

Small numbers alone are responsible for the violence. Through Monday, 21 deaths were reported, victims of orchestrated lethal shootings – by assassins, hired guns, serving foreign interests, not Iranian ones.

On Tuesday, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addressed what’s going on, saying:

“During the events of the past several days, Iran’s enemies, using the various tools at their disposal, including money, weapons, politics, and security apparatus, have allied to create problems for the Islamic establishment,” adding:

“(T)he spirit of courage, sacrifice and faith” in Iran confronts them with an indomitable obstacle.

If foreign enemies of Iran established a foothold in the country, they’d have no “mercy on anything, and the situation (would be) much worse than (today) in Libya and Syria.”

On Tuesday, Syria’s Foreign Ministry condemned Ziofascists in Washington and Israel. It expressed full solidarity with the Islamic Republic of Iran, strongly opposing foreign interference in its internal affairs.

It’s confident Iranian security forces will restore order and stability to the country, defeating dark forces abroad wanting disorder and regime change.

On Tuesday, Al Mayadeen TV quoted Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif, saying police and other security forces “fully control the situation in Tehran and other cities of Iran where street protests took place.”

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani accused Washington, Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating the protests, meddling in the country’s internal affairs, wanting its government toppled.

Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaghari expressed confidence that security forces will “decisively counter the saboteurs” responsible for violence, adding:

“In most parts of the country, the situation is now normal and the unrest that took place in certain areas will soon end with the people’s cooperation and the efforts of security forces.”

If order is fully restored, will Trump, Netanyahu and the Saudis resort to other hardline tactics? Most likely they will, Iranian security forces prepared to confront whatever happens.

Foreign Intervention Behind Iran Protests

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attributes days of violence to foreign intervention, saying:

“The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation, and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran, but, sure, the people and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran will respond to them.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry expressed a similar view, saying “(e)xternal interference destabilizing the situation (in Iran) is unacceptable.”

Lethally shooting around 20 or more Iranians through New Year’s day, including at least one policeman, suggests foreign interference.

What’s going on resembles March 2011 protests in Daraa, Syria. US-supported armed protesters fired on police, instigating conflict.

Security forces responded to violent armed insurgents, killing civilians and police, attacking government offices.

What began in Daraa, spread elsewhere in Syria, things escalating into Obama’s war, unresolved nearly seven years later.

Events are also similar to late 2013, early 2014 Euromaidan violent protests in Kiev. The Obama administration’s coup involved snipers, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians and police, firing on them with automatic weapons from Kiev’s Philharmonic Hall.

Witnesses saw them carrying military-style bags used for sniper and assault rifles with optical sights.

Ahead of the uprising, Maidan leaders practically lived at Washington’s embassy in Kiev. US-supported putschists toppled Ukraine’s democratic government.

Fascist tyranny replaced it – the most brazen European coup since Mussolini’s 1922 march on Rome.

Events in Iran also eerily similar to earlier CIA-instigated street violence in Venezuela, scores killed, hundreds injured – a US-orchestrated color revolution attempt to replace Bolivarian social democracy with fascist tyranny.

Tactics included shootings, roadside bombs, arson and other vandalism against state facilities, barricades of burning rubbish, blocking roads, destroying a food storage depot, and holding a maternity hospital under siege.

Later, a helicopter attacked the Interior Ministry and Supreme Court. Other disruptive tactics were used.

Since early in Hugo Chavez’s tenure, Washington sought regime change. The Trump administration is committed to ousting President Nicolas Maduro, perhaps a renewed attempt to come this year.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani said a “proxy war” is being waged against the Islamic Republic on streets and via social media.

He blamed Washington, Britain and Saudi Arabia for what’s going on. “Based on our analyses, around 27 percent of the new hashtags against Iran are generated by the Saudi government,” he explained.

Israel’s dirty hands are involved, long wanting its main regional rival eliminated, pro-Western puppet rule replacing the Islamic Republic.

A “small and minority group” is responsible for rioting, lawbreaking and violence, Rouhani said.

Reportedly, Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now in charge of cracking down on elements responsible for violence if it continues – ongoing since December 28.

On Monday, a policeman was lethally shot, three others wounded from gunfire, the death toll mounting, anti-government armed gunmen responsible.

Maryam Rajavi from the so-called People’s Mujahedin of Iran called on Washington, Brussels and the Security Council to intervene. The CIA-supported group calls for toppling the Islamic Republic violently.

Trump and Netanyahu expressed support for protesters. Reportedly, Washington and Israel may try to assassinate IRGC al-Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani.

He’s in charge of Iranian anti-terrorist operations in Syria.

Things remain volatile. They bear the disturbing earmarks of an attempted US-orchestrated color revolution.

Iran is well aware of what’s going on, its security forces trained and able to confront made-in-the-USA violence and instability.

About the author: Stephen J. Lendman

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network. It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

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