President Approves Regime Change in Iran
May 23 (LPAC)--The CIA has received secret Presidential approval to launch a campaign for regime change in Iran.
The approval comes in the form of a signed "non-lethal" Presidential finding which would launch a plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation, and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions, ABCNews.com reported May 22.
Presidential findings are kept secret but reported to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and other key Congressional leaders. The non-lethal aspect of the presidential finding means CIA officers may not use deadly force in the campaign.
Also briefed on the CIA proposals, among others, are the National Security Advisor Steve Hadley and Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams. "The entire plan has been blessed by Abrams, in particular. And, Hadley put his chop on it," an intelligence source is quoted saying to ABCNews.com
Abrams' last attempt to destabilize a foreign government led to criminal charges. He pleaded guilty in October 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of withholding information from the U.S. Congress about the Reagan Administration's attempt to destabilize Nicaraguan Sandinista government, known as the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams was pardoned later by President George H.W. Bush, father of the present President. Abrams is now involved into destabilize the entire Middle East region.