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Yesterday morning, The Huffington Post published a post by Hossein Abedini, who was identified in the byline as a “Member of Parliament in exile of Iranian Resistance.” His extended HuffPost bio says that he “belongs to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran” (NCRI). The NCRI is the political arm of the Mujahideen-e Khalq, (MeK), the Iranian dissident group (and longtime Saddam ally) that has been formally designated by the U.S. State Department since 1997 as a Terrorist organization,
The narrative that has been constructed by the Western mainstream media on Syria may seem to be self-evident from the scenes presented on television, but it is a narrative duplicitously promoted and coordinated so as to conceal and facilitate the regime-change project that is part of the war on Iran.
Editor's note: Aisling Byrne is projects coordinator with Conflicts Forum and is based in Beirut.
Amid all the hysterical rhetoric surrounding Iran and its nuclear program (some of which The Buzz has previously highlighted), it is refreshing to see a sober, historically grounded look at the subject. This is precisely what Brookings’ Bruce Riedel provides in a sharp piece at the Daily Beast titled “The Last Time We Fought Iran.” Riedel’s article takes a look back at the 1980s Iran-Iraq war, not well remembered in the United States but still hugely important for Iran and the region.