Invading John Brennan’s Privacy

CIA Director’s Hacked Emails Admit 1953 Coup Crime

Arash Norouzi

The Mossadegh Project | October 23, 2015                     

CIA Director John Brennan's Hacked Emails Admit 1953 Iran Coup

The Central Intelligence Agency has unconstitutionally scrutinized the e-mails and phone calls of untold numbers of Americans for years. Now the tables have been turned — by an anonymous teenager wishing to call attention to the plight of the Palestinian people.

A young pothead with some time on his hands has reportedly “hacked” — via social engineering — the private e-mail account ( of CIA Director John Brennan and dumped some of them online a couple of days ago.

One e-mail from Nov. 18, 2007 contained an unfinished paper titled The Conundrum of Iran, offering a policy prescription and strategy of engagement for the next U.S. President, who ended up being Barack Obama. Wrote Brennan:

Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) “The World Wars of the 20th Century and their aftermath made Iran a pawn of global politics, as illustrated by the CIA-engineered overthrow of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, which allowed the pro-U.S. Shah to return to power and rule with an iron hand for the next 25 years.”

This line was already out there, however, as Brennan’s completed article was published in the July 2008 issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science under the title The Conundrum of Iran: Strengthening Moderates without Acquiescing to Belligerence. (The only difference: the article said “Muhammad Mossadegh” instead of Mossadegh).

There is no indication that Brennan’s acknowledgement that the CIA masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran in any way signalled remorse, merely a recitation of the facts.

In another of his hacked emails containing an incomplete internal document, Brennan upheld the CIA’s role in ensuring national security, contending that the top U.S. spy agency “must never be subject to political manipulation and interference...”:

“The CIA has been the subject of much criticism over the years, but it has played an integral role in safeguarding U.S. national security interests for the past 60 years. There are times when our country’s security demands that we take actions abroad to address real and emerging threats to our interests. Sometimes, such actions must be carried out under the cover of secrecy. There has been much controversy surrounding CIA covert action programs over the years, but many of those programs have made major contributions to U.S. foreign policy objectives.” Intelligence to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, July 15 2007
The timing of the hack is pertinent. Recently, certain neocon / Israel-First propagandists have begun to feverishly plead that the CIA was not responsible for the 1953 coup in Iran after all.

How appropriate that just this very week, Their Man in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, formally implicated Palestinians in the Holocaust, as the supposed inspiration for Hitler’s Final Solution, the Nazi genocide that murdered millions of Jews in Germany during World War II. Now Netanyahu and his infuriating old nemesis, Ahmadinejad, have something special in common — desperate, cheap politicization of the Holocaust tragedy.

In conclusion, these truths are self-evident:

• There will never be enough overwhelming, irrefutable evidence to compel a panting, anti-semitic Holocaust Denier to surrender to the truth of that monumental atrocity.

• Don’t expect a fundamentalist Zionist to ever recognize the symbiotic relationship between the 67+ year occupation of Palestine and the lack of peace and security in Israel.

• No amount of documentation, no amount of confessionals are ever going to sway a determined Coup Denier from denying the reality of the crucial foreign role in Mossadegh’s removal—not even if yet another CIA Director himself willingly cops to it.


Related links:

The White House Responds To Question of Apology For 1953 Iran Coup (May 22, 2015)

The CIA on Twitter: A One Year Retrospective of Useless Tweets

CIA Chief Allen Dulles Hails Mossadegh Overthrow as “Major Victory” For Agency (1954)

MOSSADEGH t-shirts — “If I sit silently, I have sinned”

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