Monday, August 15, 2005


Not coincidental to ethnic troubles being stirred up by Bush administration neo cons in Iran's majority Arab and oil-rich Khuzestan Province bordering Iraq, a 1998 letter allegedly signed by then-Iranian Vice President Mohammad Ali Abtahi, surfaced a few months ago. The letter, which was a forgery (like the Niger government document alleging Saddam Hussein was shopping for yellowcake uranium in Niger) stated that Iran was going to displace ethnic Arabs in Khuzestan with Persians. The letter was circulated in Khuzestan at the same time the Bush neo-cons began increasing support to Arab separatist movements in the province. The Iranian government said the forged letter was the work of Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK), the Iranian terrorist group supported by leading neo-cons Richard Perle, Michael Ledeen, Daniel Pipes, Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, and Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos. The forged letter resulted in rioting and terrorist bombings by ethnic Arabs throughout Khuzestan.

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