As Iran Faces Internal Protests, US Justification for War Unravels
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FEATURING REESE ERLICH – Iranians are protesting their government after it admitted to mistakenly downing a passenger plane last week carrying 176 people. More than a hundred of the fatalities were of Iranian nationals. The downing of the plane came just after the US targeted a top Iranian military general in Iraq, Qassem Soleimani in a provocative show of force that pushed both countries to the brink of war. The Trump administration’s justification for the air strike was a claim of an Iranian plan to target of US Embassies but now that assertion is unraveling. A majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the crisis.
Read Reese Erlich’s article ‘Foreign Correspondent: Trump Blinks, but the Iran Conflict Continues,’ HERE.
Reese Erlich, veteran foreign correspondent and author of a number of books about the Middle East and war on terror, including Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect. His latest book is called The Iran Agenda Today. His twice-monthly column called Foreign Correspondent appears in The Progressive.