Steve Aftergood: Diplomatic History of US with Iran Withheld — 61 Years Later — Due to Lasting Damage of CIA Covert Action

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

Department of State Delays Release of Iran History

The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,”

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Dec 18

Berto Jongman: War on Syria – War on China — What Obama’s Child Diplomats and Child Analysts Don’t Understand…

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

By removing Assad, Obama may be declaring war on China

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President Obama continues to operate with large blind spots when it comes to Chinese interests, risking strategic misjudgment according to Professor Zhen Wang of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University. Wang argues this is not surprising given the Obama administration’s China policy suffers from a rather incompetent China team, “including senior positions in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, [that] are currently being held by ‘young people’ who don’t have long-term experience in dealing with China policy…many of whom are not even China experts.”

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Nov 16

Berto Jongman: #ConflictFree $201 Billion in Consumer Economics Full of Conflict Minerals [and Oblivious of #TrueCost]

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

A possible model for true cost economics movement.

What’s in your technology may shock you…

Your daily life requires vital minerals that may originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries.

Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are referred to as conflict minerals.

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Nov 15