Regime Change, Mafia Style: Syria 1957
Settling scores department: Some bloggers or commentators expressed skepticism about my allegation of US shaping of the Middle East in the 1950s and after. Gilbert Achcar reminded me of this report of the discovery of documents proving a US and British assassination plot against Syrian leaders in 1957. Kermit Roosevelt, who overthrew the last democratically elected parliamentary government in Iran in 1953, also had a hand in planning the whacking of the Syrian leadership. The plan was never implemented, in large part because other Arab countries refused to cooperate.