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U.S. Engaged in Military Training for Iranian Regime Change

U.S. Engaged in Military Training for Iranian Regime Change

Posted September. 15, 2004 21:54,   


Amidst rising suspicions regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons development, a news report was released suggesting that U.S. military training is underway with the aim of toppling the Iranian government.

On September 14, UPI quoted a source saying, “Under the premise of not entering an all-out war with Iran, U.S. special forces are training to topple the regime by penetrating the nation and cooperating with Iranian dissidents.”

UPI reported that the training was taking place in Tampa, Florida, where the central command’s military base that is responsible for the Middle East region is located.

UPI forecasted, “The regime change is a top priority for the neo-cons of the George W. Bush administration and will become a national task of the U.S. government if President Bush is reelected in the November election.”

The report suggests that the U.S. has erased Iranian dissident group Mujaheddin E Khalq (MEK) from the State Department’s terrorist groups list a few months ago, and secretly proceeded with military training thereafter for the regime change.

MEK was classified as a terrorist group for killing U.S. officials, but it is said that the neo-cons of the U.S. Defense Department recently judged that the group could be used to topple the Iranian regime.

The neo-cons believe that MEK could be used in a similar way to the Iraq National Congress (INC). INC contributed to the victory of the Iraqi War by providing important information within Iraq to the U.S.

UPI reported, “Currently in the Middle East, an ‘October Clash Theory’ is emerging, asserting that President Bush will deploy Israeli air forces next month to attack Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, which is suspected of developing nuclear weapons. There are rumors that the Israeli Air Force is training for air raids with downsized imitations of the nuclear plant set up in the Negev Desert.”

Sung-Won Joo swon@donga.com