Recent events in the Middle East, particularly the Iranian missile strikes in retaliation for the killing of a commander, have sparked a renewed interest in the complex relationships between Iran, the United States, and Pakistan. In this blog post, we’ll explore the historical context and key insights provided by investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh, shedding light on the intricacies of geopolitics and the shadowy maneuvers of global powers.
- The Dawn of Tensions: Iran vs. USA
The recent Iranian missile strikes in Iraq, ostensibly in retaliation for the killing of a commander, have reignited concerns about escalating tensions in the region. Back in January 2020, Dawn reported on the attack, echoing the sentiments of Seymour Hersh, who had previously shared insights into the dynamics between Iran and the U.S.
- Seymour Hersh’s Revelations: Preparing the Battlefield
In 2008, Seymour Hersh penned an article titled “Preparing the Battlefield,” revealing the Bush Administration’s secret moves against Iran. The investigative piece delves into the covert actions and strategies employed by the U.S. in its approach toward Iran.
- Historical Perspective: The Iran Plans (2006)
Seymour Hersh’s exploration of “The Iran Plans” in 2006 questioned whether President Bush would go to war to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear capabilities. The article provides a deep dive into the geopolitical considerations at play.
- White House Intensifying Plans to Attack Iran (2007)
In October 2007, Seymour Hersh, in an interview with Democracy Now, discussed the White House’s intensifying plans to attack Iran. These revelations provide valuable insights into the mindset and strategies of the U.S. administration at the time.
- Interview with Scott Ritter on White House Plans for Regime Change (2006)
Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, in an interview with Seymour Hersh in 2006, discussed White House plans for regime change in Iran. This interview sheds light on the intricate details of the geopolitical landscape.
- Guardian & BBC Endorsement: America’s Secret Engagement with Khomeini
Reports endorsed by journalist Nusrat Javeed reveal that the U.S. had extensive contact with Ayatollah Khomeini before the Iranian revolution. These engagements are highlighted in articles by The Guardian and the BBC, adding a historical perspective to the complex relationship between Iran and the U.S.
- Alarm Bells Ringing: Shah of Iran and Mike Wallace Years Ago
An article by Abbas Nasir on Dawn, titled “Alarm bells ringing,” delves into the historical context of the Shah of Iran’s actions after being reinstalled by the CIA/MI6 in 1954. This piece provides insights into the political landscape during that time.
- Panjgur Incident: Tensions between Iran and Pakistan
Mr. Javeed Nusrat and Adnan Haider analyze the Panjgur incident, highlighting Pakistan’s key role in the arrest of Abdolmalek Rigi. These articles provide context to the historical tensions between Iran and Pakistan in the context of Balochistan.
As we navigate the complexities of international relations, the historical threads presented by Seymour Hersh, Nusrat Javeed, and others offer valuable insights into the motives and actions of global players. Understanding the past is crucial for deciphering the present and anticipating the future in the ever-evolving geopolitical landscape.