On the other hand, as encouraging as the narrative is, and make no mistake, it is a narrative, I have been around long enough to know that no one not directly involved really know what's going on.
Eleven months ago Seymour Hersh wrote about a $400 million program to destabilize Iran which Congress approved late in 2007. At the time nobody but fringies like Glenn Greenwald and Justin Raimondo paid much attention. Paul Craig Roberts is another one who was paying attention and reminded me about other "colorful" revolutions...
President Obama is correct to say what's going on in Iran is up to the Iranians to settle. The fact is, however, he is not discussing what was done with that money and how much does what's going on on both sides bear the stamp of "Made in the USA"?
As in the previous “color revolutions” that seem to tirelessly capture the romantic imagination of US journalists, elites, and the propagandized population, the warm embrace of the US empire is firmly guiding the “spontaneous” Iranian uprising against last week’s election results. While I do not and should not--nor should any other American--care in the slightest who rules a country some seven thousand miles away, when the fingerprints of the US empire show up on these dramatic events overseas it is very much my business. ~ Daniel McAdamsAt some point you have to realize that everything you see on managed media is a lie at worst, a half truth at best.