Hour 2 - Dan Kovalik (Labor and Human Rights Lawyer; Teacher of International Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Author of The Plot to Attack Iran) comes on the show to talk about going to war with Iran
BIO: I am a labor and human right lawyer, teach International Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and am the author of The Plot to Attack Iran.
The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran Paperback – June 12, 2018
by Dan Kovalik (Author)
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The world has a lot of questions about the current state of affairs between the United States and Iran…
· How has the US undermined democracy in Iran?
· Is Iran really trying to develop nuclear weapons?
· How has US waged a terror campaign against Iran for years?
· How is it that the US and Israel, rather than Iran, are destabilizing the Middle East?
· How has Iran helped the US in the war on terror?
In The Plot to Attack Iran, critically acclaimed author Dan Kovalik exposes what Americans have known about the Islamic Republic is largely based on propaganda. The 1953 coup that deposed the democratically-elected prime minister for a US-selected shah? Sold to average American citizens as a necessity to protect democracy and guard against communism. In truth, it was America's lust for Iranian oil and power that installed the tyrannical shah. The Iranian hostage crisis that miraculously ended with Ronald Reagan's inauguration as president? Evidence shows that Reagan negotiated with the hostage-takers to hold the hostages until his inauguration.
Iran, once known as Persia, is one of the oldest nations on earth. It has a rich history and a unique culture, and is bordered by seven countries, the Caspian Sea, and the Persian Gulf. It is literally the intersection of many countries and many worlds. It has a population of eighty million people and occupies a space nearly the size of Alaska, the largest US state; it is the seventeenth largest country in the world. Over the past century, Iran's greatest resource, and at the same time its greatest curse, has been its oil. For it is oil that has caused the United States and other world powers to systematically attempt to destroy Iran. After a greedy Iranian monarch sold all of Iran's oil and natural gas reserves to a British financier in 1901, the West started just one of its many invasions and exploitations of the country.
Using recently declassified documents and memos, as well as first-hand experience of the country, critically-acclaimed author Dan Kovalik will change the way you think about Iran, and especially what you think of US interference there. Learn how the United States vilifies its enemies, and accuses them of unspeakable horror to mask its own terrible crimes. Not only does the illuminating and important The Plot to Attack Iran delve into the current incendiary situation, but it also predicts what could happen next, and what needs to be done before it is too late.
DAN'S OTHER BOOKS:
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin Paperback – June 6, 2017
by Dan Kovalik
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An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future.
Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump's election.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show readers two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.
The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World - Kindle Edition
by Dan Kovalik
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Russia's foreign policy is following the lead of the United States.
As politicos and pundits wring their hands about alleged Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, Dan Kovalik reminds us that the US has been meddling in other countries' elections and democratic processes for decades, and with terrible results.
While the US holds itself out as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the world, the US's actions stray quite far from this pretense. From Vietnam in the 1950s, when the US blocked elections which would have allowed the Vietnamese people to vote for a unified country and for their own president, to the overthrow of democratic governments in Iran and Guatemala and the consequent installation of brutal regimes which killed tens of thousands, the US has undermined democracies in ways which make the alleged Russian "meddling" (the sum total of which involve claims of social media posts and computer hacking) look like mere child's play.
The Plot to Control the World details these instances of US interference and other instances of meddling in other countries' democratic processes, such as in Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela, Greece, the Congo, Honduras, and even in Russia in the very recent past. These examples put the current allegations against Vladimir Putin and Russia into historical context and challenge the reader to consider that, if the US does not want other countries to interfere in its elections, it may be high time for the US to stop its interference in other countries around the world.