A Tool to Combat Washington's Middle East Wars
Book review: "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran"
Smith, Stansfield http://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/a-tool-to-combat-washingtons-middle-east-wars/
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 03/05/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22641
A Review of Dan Kovalik's book "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran", which provides a concise overview of US imperial conduct since WWII and the disturbing hypocrisy and deceit of the US Government and media.
Kovalik notes the flagrant hypocrisy of the West's noise about chemical weapon attacks in Syria, repeatedly and without evidence blaming the Assad government. Not only did the West arm Saddam Husseins Iraq with chemical weapons, but it downplayed their massive use against Iranian troops and civilians. Kovalik reminds us of the US' widespread and criminal use of chemical weapons in Korea, Vietnam, and more recently in Iraq in Fallujah and Mosul.
The US Department of Commerce and even the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) exported to Iraq items used for chemical weapons and nuclear weapons development. The US government approved 771 different export licenses of dual-use technology to Iraq. The CDC sent Iraq 14 separate agents "with biological warfare significance." The CDC was not involved in controlling disease, but in spreading it.