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Regime Change and International Laws

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Mohammad Ala
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Most Americans and Western governments blame Iran and Iranians for American hostage crisis which was the direct result of Carter's administration interference in Iranian affairs. When WWII took place, Iranian nation was used to save Russia. Many refugees escaped to Iran as far as Austria and Poland. Some Polish people chose to stay in Iran and did not return to Poland. Although Iran has been blamed by Western media for some problems, it has been a place for five million refugees because of Russian and Western aggressions towards other countries in West Asia (wrongly known as the Middle East because of British government first, then American media after WWII using this wrong term which has no historical reference).

Iran's railroads, roads, food supply, and people were used to save Russia. Western allies and even Russia in footnote called Iran the "bridge of victory." Russian and Western media have ignored this historical fact.

To thank Iran, Russia did not want to leave Northern Iran. Shah was forced to ask USA/UK for help. Not knowing what these two countries would do to Iran. First these two countries engineered several paid and staged demonstrations against Dr. Mossadegh. Then they would interfere in Iranian affairs. British thieveries of Iranian natural resources and artifacts go back to 200 years ago. British government ran its empire on Iran's oil for over 100 years for almost free. "British museums is an example of their thieveries of various nations, not limited to Iran.

For over forty one years, the Western countries' media has bombarded the world population and lectured about not attacking any embassies. The majority of Iranians agree.

Forty one years later (in May 2019): the USA and its police forces stormed the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C. arresting American protesters who were there by permission of Venezuela's government.

Venezuela, a country that has not committed an act of aggressions towards the USA or its citizens.

USA has been pursuing the policy of regime change in Venezuela against international norms.

We have witnessed similar arguments for regime change in Kosovo. We noticed similar arguments against Libya. There has been a prohibition on the use of force, Article 2 Paragraph 4 of the UN charter discusses international law. It prevails over all other international norms. There is a distinct danger of military intervention, as we know from history in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The United States intervened in Grenada, in Haiti, in Panama and it tried to overturn the Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. USA's regime change in South and Central America is not new (another example, Chile).

It has been estimated that American sanctions on Venezuela have caused over 100,000 deaths, mostly children and elderly over the past two years.

Some have argued that USA seeks regime change in Venezuela for destroying its economy. A main reason for this is to open Venezuela's market to British and American corporations.

The ultimate objective behind the regime change policy is to destroy the Venezuelan economy, annihilate the peoples' movement and regain control of the country's immense natural wealth to benefit American corporations. Not only is Venezuela the 10th largest oil producer in the world, but it has significant deposits of gas, diamonds, gold, and copper.

Peter Kwon Blu's book based on the declassified papers of Nixon and Kissinger at the time, Nixon said clearly that it would not be tolerated to have an alternative economic system take hold in Latin America. Then he added, quote unquote, --that we shall make the Chilean economy scream."

Now, today, America is making the Venezuelan economy scream. These and similar sanctions have been condemned by the United Nations for decades. There is an important report of the United Nations sub-committee on the promotion and protection of human rights. A report written by Professor Marc Bossuyt at the time, he was also the president of the Constitutional Court of Belgium.

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Iran, pronounced Eeran NOT Eye-ran...".> Hint: Italy: Eetaly not Eye-taly. Iran has been in the region properly termed 'West Asia' -- not the 'Middle East' for thousand of years. (more...)

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