It’s hard to know what’s going on behind the scenes of governments; given Seymor Hersh’s 2008 New Yorker article though on US$400 billion put aside by the US to destabilise the Eurasian region, I would not be surprised if the CIA had some influence of significance in the recent events in Iran. It would be wrong though to call the Iran uprising one of those CIA inspired colour revolutions – given the complexity of political infighting amongst the Iranian political and economic elite and the various grievances of parts of the Iranian population. Those destabilising internal factors are of course fertile ground for CIA strategies, which is what William Engdahl points out.
F William Engdahl is an economist and author and the writer of the best selling book “A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order.” Mr Engdhahl has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, beginning with the first oil shock in the early 1970s. Mr. Engdahl contributes regularly to a number of publications including Asia Times Online, Asia, Inc, Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine; Freitag and ZeitFragen newspapers in Germany and Switzerland respectively. He is based in Germany.