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Brief backgrounder on US-backed soft coup against Pakistan's Imran Khan

Benjamin Norton: 'Washington helped organize a campaign pressuring opposition lawmakers to oust Khan with a no-confidence vote. It's very similar to the US-backed soft coup in Brazil in 2016...

  • 'This is important analysis from a brilliant Indian geopolitical analyst and former diplomat: "Regime change pulls Pakistan back into US orbit"

  • Imran Khan was much too independent for Washington, and improved relations with Russia and Iran, angering the US

  • Another factor in the US-backed coup in Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan called for Washington to lift its illegal, murderous sanctions on Iran

  • He also was very close to Communist China, improved relations with Russia, and refused to play ball with Israel

  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan spent years protesting the US so-called "war on terror"

  • He said Pakistan joining this war was a "self-inflicted wound" and was motivated by money, not the interest of the Pakistani public

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