From: RDate: 24 June 2009 22:46:26 ISTTo: Richard Moore <•••@••.•••>Subject: Progressive Iran scholar replies to Petras
Subject: Petras’ article To: crgeditor@yahoo. com Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 4:09 PM Dear Professor Chossudovsky
I just read James Petras’ appalling article about ‘the stolen election ‘hoax’ in Iran’.
http://www.globalre search.ca/index.php? context=va&aid=14018
For a well known and respected scholar of the left to write such an uninformed and outrageous piece, at this critical time, when unarmed and peaceful protesters are being arrested, tortured, and openly gunned down by what can only be called fascist forces of repression in Iran is, to put it simply, shocking! Petras is not alone in taking this ignorant position. Many others on the American left, equally contently misinformed, have taken similar positions in support of a mounting rise of fascist repression.
The strength and organization of Mousavi’s campaign which led them believe his campaign can accomplish the changes he is promising