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101. Beyond 'The Da Vinci Code' [Lobster #49 (Summer 2005)]
... by the US Institute of Peace, full of its complement of Deweys, Rostows, Lipsets, Crockers and other masters of the intellectual universe. ( [18] ) This list will apparently be drawn up and revised on a six monthly cycle. It remains the case (it is said) that regime change [in countries such as Iran] would be brought about 'by opposition groups rather than by direct US military intervention' which is tantamount to recognition that covert political warfare is 'in' and country invasion is 'out'. Post-conflict work will focus on creating the laws and institutions of a 'market democracy' an attractive proposition to those who see the global extension of ...
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... not make it onto the agendum. There is nothing in the literature remotely resembling the scale and complexity of what the MIHOP theorists are suggesting. To their credit the authors face this problem and describe how they think various LIHOP and MIHOP plots might function. They point out that big plots can go undetected and they cite Oliver North and the Iran-Contra affair. But are the two things comparable? Iran-Contra merely used for the state's interest some activities smuggling and money-laundering, essen-ially which existed already and with which the clandestine services of the US state were familiar. But a 9-11 conspiracy, especially any variant of the MIHOP conspiracy, is ...
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103. The view from the bridge [Lobster #50 (Winter 2005/6)]
... opposed the government's policy of kow-towing to the Americans and blaming the Libyans? Libya is clearly a tricky problem for British foreign policy people. The 'deal' done with Libya was only possible because everyone except David Shayler, apparently knows that Libya didn't do Lockerbie. But HMG doesn't want to embarrass America by pressing it. Now that Iran is again top of the list of America's designated enemies, it is OK to blame them for Lockerbie; and just hope that we forget Libya. On 29 August The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh reported that a: 'retired [Scottish police] officer of assistant chief constable rank or higher has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of ...
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... the book in front of me, a rather boisterous Blanche Weisen Cook directly to my left. 'I was in the CIA. He would have told me if he had been in the CIA. ' Blanche recounted to me how she had been vilified for her Declassified Eisenhower in which she disclosed Eisenhower's role in the CIA's overthrow of Mossadegh in Iran and Arbenz in Guatemala, and the part played by former Luce publication executive, C. D. Jackson. as Eisenhower's director of psychological warfare Sometime later, I was having lunch with Shana Alexander at Bobby Van's when Anson came over to say hello to her, avoiding eye contact with me. After he left, I asked Shana ...
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... in the CIA. Each of these functions has its characteristic disorders. Intelligence collection and analysis can fail to obtain or fail to understand crucial information: Pearl Harbor is said to have been one such instance, the September 11, 2001 attacks are another. Operations can fail as with the Bay of Pigs or succeed only too well Guatemala, Iran, Congo their unfore-seen consequences bringing disaster for the locals or the masters of the operatives. Counterintelligence can fail to find spies Aldrich Ames or can cast suspicion on people who are not in fact spies, a particular speciality of Stalin's organiz-ations, with dire consequences for organizational efficiency and individual longevity. There is also a ...
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106. Islamic Imperialism: a history (book review) [Lobster #51 (Summer 2006)]
... things. One is the book's rather cavalier way with the word imperialism, used here to cover anything from pan-Arabism, through foreign conquest, to religious proselytism. The second is its very one-sided account of recent events in the Middle East, so that, for example, the CIA's and MI6's covert toppling of Mossadeq in Iran in 1953 is only mentioned in passing, and the Zionists' seizure of Palestine on the grounds that they had lived there 2000 years before a classic case of colonialism, surely, whatever the excuses for it might be let alone some of the extreme measures some of them resorted to along the way, are not even problemetised. Much ...
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... begun well before the dismemberment of the Ottoman empire after that war, and other events that set the context for the subsequent Western interventions in the region. He not only draws on the history but talks to those who helped make it. These include Christopher 'Monty' Woodhouse whose covert activities in the region after the Second World War included the Iran coup of 1953. This is Fisk's observation on that 1997 meeting at Woodhouse's retirement home in Oxford: 'The coup against Mossadeq, the return of the Shah, was, in Woodhouse's mind, a holding operation, a postponement of history. There was also the little matter of the AIOC, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company - later ...
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108. Robert Kennedy and the Middle East connection [Lobster #51 (Summer 2006)]
... . Bobby's list of enemies was truly awesome. As well as the familiar roll call of big oil, military/industrial interests, Bay of Pigs veterans, the mob and dissidents in the CIA, we can also factor in the Greek Colonels (business partners of Onassis and bankrolling Nixon),( [29] ) the Shah of Iran (bitterly opposed to the Kennedys and also bankrolling Nixon), ( [30] ) LBJ, J. Edgar Hoover and the mob-linked billionaire with a grudge, Aristotle Onassis. We have to ask at this point, what did Bobby Kennedy himself know about Operation Cyanide? Certainly, he was getting in a position to ...
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109. Yo, Blair! [Lobster #52 (Winter 2006/7)]
... had begun to embarrass sections of the London media, normally cheerleaders for 'the special relationship'. Patience Wheatcroft wrote of 'the craven kow-towing of the British Government to the Americans' in MI6's house journal, The Sunday Telegraph (9 July 2006). What that 'kow-towing' looks like was illustrated in 'Blair beefed up his Iran speech to please Bush' (Sunday Telegraph 28 May 2006) in which Toby Harnden and Patrick Hennessy reported: 'Tony Blair made significant changes to one of his most important foreign policy speeches after bowing to American objections....The Prime Minister changed key passages on possible action against Iran, climate change, and a proposed shake ...
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110. Empire's Workshop (Book review) [Lobster #52 (Winter 2006/7)]
... any attempt to achieve social equity as leading at best to declining productivity and at worst political turmoil. ' Such an attempt, we note, merits attention in present day Latin America, where the growth of the left, nationalist movements presents the US with its own dilemma or problem : how to confront a geopolitical threat (Venezuelan alliances with Iran, for instance) when the old methods of Reaganite-sponsored terror are no longer available. ( [3 ] ) Grandin's book is wide ranging and detailed in its historical accounts of US interventions, of the personalities and ideas involved, and the failures of free market economics. For the reader educated by valuable past Lobster articles on ...
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