Nick Turse
What if you reversed everything the United States does in regard to Iran?  Tom Engelhardt did.  He writes:

Imagine that, in late 2007, Iran’s ruling mullahs  and their military advisors had decided to upgrade already significant  covert activities against Washington, including cross-border operations,  and so launched an intensification of its secret campaign to  “destabilize” the country’s leadership — call it a covert war if you  will — funded by hundreds of millions of dollars of oil money; that they  (or their allies) supported armed oppositional groups hostile to  Washington; that they flew advanced robot drones on surveillance  missions in the country’s airspace; that they imposed ever escalating  sanctions, which over the years caused increased suffering among the  American people, in order to force Washington to dismantle its nuclear  arsenal and give up the nuclear program (military and peaceful) that it  had been pursuing since 1943; that they and an ally developed and  launched a computer worm meant to destroy American centrifuges and  introduced sabotaged parts into its nuclear supply chain; that they  encouraged American nuclear scientists to defect; that one of their  allies launched an assassination program against American nuclear  scientists and engineers killing five of them on the streets of American  cities; that they launched a global campaign to force the world not to  buy key American products, including Hollywood movies, iPhones, iPods,  and iPads, and weaponry of any sort by essentially embargoing American  banking transactions.

For the whole story, read: “Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico, It Can’t Happen Here.”


photo credit: DoD

What if you reversed everything the United States does in regard to Iran?  Tom Engelhardt did.  He writes:

Imagine that, in late 2007, Iran’s ruling mullahs and their military advisors had decided to upgrade already significant covert activities against Washington, including cross-border operations, and so launched an intensification of its secret campaign to “destabilize” the country’s leadership — call it a covert war if you will — funded by hundreds of millions of dollars of oil money; that they (or their allies) supported armed oppositional groups hostile to Washington; that they flew advanced robot drones on surveillance missions in the country’s airspace; that they imposed ever escalating sanctions, which over the years caused increased suffering among the American people, in order to force Washington to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and give up the nuclear program (military and peaceful) that it had been pursuing since 1943; that they and an ally developed and launched a computer worm meant to destroy American centrifuges and introduced sabotaged parts into its nuclear supply chain; that they encouraged American nuclear scientists to defect; that one of their allies launched an assassination program against American nuclear scientists and engineers killing five of them on the streets of American cities; that they launched a global campaign to force the world not to buy key American products, including Hollywood movies, iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and weaponry of any sort by essentially embargoing American banking transactions.

For the whole story, read: “Iranian Aircraft Carriers in the Gulf of Mexico, It Can’t Happen Here.”

photo credit: DoD
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(via Matt Bors)