Trump Regime Envoy for Regime Change in Venezuela Abrams Adds Iran to His Portfolio

China Slams Hostile US-Led Five Eyes Statement on Hong Kong
August 10, 2020
Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Aims to Weaken and Kill Social Security and Medicare
August 10, 2020

Trump Regime Envoy for Regime Change in Venezuela Abrams Adds Iran to His Portfolio

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Everything thrown at the Islamic Republic for over 40 years to return the country to US client state status failed.

Trump’s soon to be leaving envoy for regime change in Iran Brian Hook was the latest failed US point man on this mission of futility.

On the job from September 1, 2018, nearly two years, he accomplished nothing, despite escalated extrajudicial Trump regime harshness on the country, going well beyond where his predecessors went before.

Elliott Abrams replaces Hook, one unindicted war criminal taking over from another, both belonging behind bars for high crimes against humanity.

After over 18 months of failure in trying to replace Venezuelan democracy with US controlled fascist tyranny, Abrams is highly likely to fail again in trying to topple Iran’s legitimate government.

He’s best known for his role in the 1980s Iran-Contra affair. Indicted for lying to Congress, he pled guilty to two lesser charges.

On Christmas night 1992, GHW Bush pardoned him and other Iran-Contra criminals – their high crimes forgiven, not forgotten.

Abrams is what mafia bosses call a hit man, a hired gun assassin, operating on an industrial scale. His blood-drenched resume speaks for itself.

In the 1980s, he orchestrated dirty wars in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala — responsible for over 300,000 deaths, countless thousands more brutally tortured, and millions forced into exile, in support of tinpot fascist tyrants.

He unsuccessfully orchestrated a similar script against millions of Venezuelans, wanting their fundamental rights and welfare eliminated.

In 1998, Abrams and likeminded extremists urged “decisive action” to replace Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic with pro-Western puppet rule. 

The Clinton co-presidency raped and destroyed the country the following year, one of many high crimes its regime committed.

Pre-9/11, Abrams and others like him urged the Clintons to terror-bomb Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein.

Along with others, he was one of the Bush/Cheney regime’s architects in plotting the cradle of civilization’s destruction, along with plundering its oil wealth.

He was involved in the aborted April 2002 two-day coup attempt to replace Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez with puppet leadership serving US interests.

In 2007, he was part of a black operation to destabilize Iran, using disinformation and manipulation of its currency, aiming for regime change.

He’s one of many bloodthirsty neocon extremists infesting Washington, a criminal gang whose war on humanity exceeds the worst of how other rogue states operate.

A notorious Zionist zealot, he’s unapologetically hostile to Palestinian rights.

He never met a sovereign independent nation not controlled by the US that he didn’t want raped and destroyed.

Commenting on his appointment, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi tweeted the following:

“No difference between John Bolton, Brian Hook or Elliott Abrams.”

“When it comes to the US Iran policy, American officials have been bitten off more than they could chew.” 

“Same applies to Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump AND their successors.”

Washington’s foreign policy on Iran and other nations it doesn’t control is “bankrupt.”

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Abrams’  appointment showed Trump regime maximum pressure on Tehran failed.

Bolton and Hook left the Trump regime “without any achievements.”

The same goes for loose cannon Pompeo. Will be next “to pack up and leave before Trump’s” likely defeat in November?

ISIT MY WEBSITE: (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at

My two Wall Street books are timely reading:

“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”

HOW WALL STREET FLEECES AMERICA Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War


“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”

BANKER OCCUPATION: Waging Financial War on Humanity

Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.