IRAN: TRICKS, LIES, OIL AND THE SET-UP; DO NOT BE FOOLED
By Fahim A. Knight-EL
The so-called crisis and civil unrest in Iran was/is being instigated and acerbated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Israeli Mossad, reactionary Iranians living in exile and who are considered foreign nationals in which many have received the benefits of a U.S. education. Mir- Hossein Mousavi who was the opposition candidate that ran against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the presidency of Iran, is nothing but an agent provocateur and a traitor against the legitimate political aspirations of the masses of the Iranian people.
This is a dangerous class of uncle toms and lapdogs because in all respect, they have betrayed the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979 and all that it has stood for. Many of the young people who were in the streets protesting Ahmadinejad political victory, were children and off spring of the petite bourgeoisie Iranians whose parents were old allies of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi. They lost their privilege positioning in Iranian society at the ousting of the Shah and has been in quest of reclaiming that honored advantage—this recent uproar perhaps created a nostalgic moment for this reactionary class.
These agent provocateurs are disguising their dissent in the name of rallying behind so-called Iranian democracy and yet there is no religious or political document more synonymous with freedom, justice and equality than the Holy Qur'an Sharif. But these agents would be the first to condemn Islamic Sharia as being intolerable and outdated and would advocate a more secular jurisprudence system. (Reference: Qadi ‘Iyad Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi’; “Muhammad Messenger of Allah”).
They do not desire democracy, but is looking to turn this Islamic theocratic government into a cesspool of western style iniquity—where alcohol, drugs and gambling is the order of the day (anti-Islamic government). Imam Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who toiled in exile for over seventeen years in Europe and in 1979 toppled the corrupted and reactionary Shah of Iran. He had ruled Iran since 1941 as a ruthless monarch and had betrayed Islam and the Iranian people on behalf of western interest. (Reference: Said Amir Arjomand; “The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran”).
Thus, what is more shocking, is that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the election based on a fair and democratic process. But how can the United States exert itself as a moral and political standard barrier relative to what a democracy should or shouldn't be?
We have a very short term memory and have forgotten that in one of the most technological advanced and modern societies, we witnessed George W. Bush steal an election in 2000, as well as witnessing millions of registered Florida voters being disenfranchised right beneath our eyes. This was not supposed to happen inside of America where we pride ourselves of being a free and democratic society. (Reference: Ian Inaba; “American Blackout” (DVD); starring Cynthia McKinney and Taalam Acey).
The 2000 U.S. presidential election demonstrated how vulnerable our democratic process was—this wasn't happening in China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, or Zimbabwe, etc., but right here inside the United States of America; not that I have ever believed all the United States propaganda aimed at discrediting these nations forms of government.
But the U.S. in my mind, lost national and international credibility after the 2000 and 2004 presidential political fiasco—one man and one vote did not matter because this election would be determined outside the electoral ballot box. Bush stealing an election was no different than any other foreign ruthless dictator or tyrannical ruler. Thus, to all account Vice President Al Gore had won the 2000 presidential election and was denied the right to serve as the 43rd president of the United States of America. (Reference: Ian Inaba; “American Blackout” (DVD); starring Cynthia McKinney and Taalam Acey).
Some of the traditional Civil Rights leaders protested in the streets, but it was not enough to exposed the bloodless coup d'état that took place inside of America, which in the larger sense went unnoticed by the ignorant. Perhaps the Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated this political deception and those that control political processes do not give a damn about Democracy—for them it is about power and control by any means necessary.
The United States during the Cold War era has always tried to export American style democracy to foreign countries and this eventually led to revolution after revolution and in the long run created more political instability within different regions of the world after the U.S. propped up puppet regimes. (Reference: Frantz Fanon; “Wretched of the Earth”).
The United States would not tolerate another foreign president meddling into U.S. domestic affairs and this writer does not think President Barack Obama has the right to get involved in the domestic internal affairs of the nation of Iran, a sovereign foreign government. But Iranian election is being used by the external forces of evil to create dissention and to dismiss Iran and its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a lunatic and as a fundamentalist Islamic dictator who is bent on acquiring nuclear capability in order to attack the Zionist State of Israel and the United States (I guess the U.S. and Israel decides who should have nuclear weapons and who shouldn't). (Reference: Bob Woodard; “State of Denial”).
It was unfound political rumors and innuendos in that Iraq had in its arsenal Weapons of Mass Destruction that (this was odd because he purchased the majority of weapons from the U.S. Department of Defense) led the U.S. Coalition Forces into Iraq in 2003. Although, the United Nations inspection team found no Weapons of Mass Destruction, but the faulty intelligence wasn't enough to curtail U.S. aggression, which has destroyed Iraq and fractionized its people into various religious and political sects. However, none of this slowed the U.S. and the United Kingdom’s ability to steal oil and enrich themselves at the expense and misery of the Iraqi people. (Reference: George Tenet; “At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA).
This unjust war in Iraq has amassed tremendous financial debt for the taxpayers of the U.S. and untold human casualties, in particular on the Iraqi side—remember this war was instigated based on a lie and false allegations. Who is going charge George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, etc., with war crimes against the innocent people of Iraq and most of all for betraying the trust of the American people? Now, this is amounts to a true conspiracy and high treason and none of these low level operatives have been indicted for breaking international law and United States law. Most of them are back into civilian life and are involved in the private sector. (Reference: Scott McClellan; “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception”).
Whose economic and political interest did these poor young United States soldiers were galvanized to fight for? I am quite sure Bush, Powell, Tenet, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc., children would never be recruited or drafted into the U.S. Arm Forces infantry squads (frontline killers) in Iraq and Afghanistan. This writer cannot imagine these low level operatives sending their children to die on foreign battlefields in order to secure the position of the superrich. Also they are not willing to be duped into believing that these wars are being fought to make the so-called world safer for democracy (this rhetoric is strictly for the patriotic poor).
This privilege (the poor throughout history is always sacrificed for the interest of the rich) is forever reserved for the poor who is considered expendable and not for the Elite. Surely poor African Americans, Latinos, and poor white soldiers, etc., did not benefit from this war (the beneficiaries are always the hidden Dynastic Families), but I do not excuse them in their culpability and their willingness to be used as tools of United States Foreign Policy. (Reference: Thomas Leon: “Fighting Other People's Wars: A History Of America's Involvement, Sacrifice And Failure In Battling Foes In Distant Lands”).
Perhaps these Middle East conflicts are mere smokescreens and sophisticated diversionary tactics used to divide and conquer while they neutralize and isolate foreign governments deemed to be so-called potential threats to United States national security. The United States created enough propaganda around Iraq and Saddam Hussein that initially there were little opposition toward this travesty of justice. (Reference: Noam Chomsky: “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance”).
The United Nations has never put forth a resolution condemning the U.S. illegal war and occupation of Iraq. Oh! Also Paul Bremer and Paul Wolfowitz are worst criminals than former president George W. Bush—these two are of a different mindset and had no equal in their level of chicanery. The invasion of Iraq was never about ridding Baghdad of Weapons of Mass destruction, it has always been about oil and strategic military positioning. (Reference: Richard A. Clarke; “Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror”).
Bush and Cheney left office, a lot more filthy rich than when they took the oath of office in 2000. But two of their high ranking Negro ex-slaves Powell and Rice will never be long standing financial beneficiaries of these high level crimes or be invited into their circle of money and perceived power (their skin color and their lack of understanding of how the game is really played will forever preclude them)—
They will only receive a U.S. Government civil servant pension and public accolades for their criminal roles (these 'Negroes' do not understand the value of their treachery and the their reward is minimum); while Bush and Cheney's great, great, great grandchildren will inherited lives of wealth and royalty based on the raiding of the second largest oil reserve in the world (they will never cut Rice and Powell into this pie). They (the powers that-be) and their lineage will always be rewarded handsomely by the Seven Oil Sisters—ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron, Gulf Oil, and Texaco for their loyalty. But you can not pass a civil servant pension on after you are dead. (Reference: John Coleman; “Conspiracy Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300”).
The United States has to find a way to neutralize Islam because there is no other force that pose a legitimate and formidable threat to their world domination. But, this is more about attempting to covertly overturn the revolution and rolled the clock back to when Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (better known as the Shah of Iran) had turned Tehran into the Paris of the Middle East where westerners visited and vacationed to party, play and have fun. There was no respect for Islam and the teachings of Caliphate Ali Ibn Talib (May Allah be please with him) or Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (PBUH).
The Persian culture is ancient and majestic and the 1400 year old Islamic tradition was corrupted by these reactionary agents of the west. This was the ultimate agenda, which was to once again set a puppet in the seat as president of this strategic Persian nation. Moreover, who would capitulate and be in complicit with United States political aspirations and foreign policy interest throughout the Middle Eastern region. The CIA has been using this same strategy and tactic in Iran since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. (Reference: Tariq Ali; “The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity”).
Thus, do not forget the X-factor, which is, Iran is an oil wealth nation and this is the most vital commodity to the U.S. and western governments (addicts and certified oil junkies). How quick do we forget that the United States Government thirty years later is still showing its dissatisfaction towards the Iranian Islamic Revolution? The Shah of Iran for over 38 years amassed a personal fortune off of allowing western governments to exploit Iranian oil while very few of the oil revenue ever returned to masses of the people of Iran. This political and economic contradiction created the fuel and stirred a will in the Iranian people, which to bring about change and liberation. (Reference: Michael T. Klare; “Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Dependency on Imported Petroleum”).
The United States in 1979 after the Iranian hostage crisis, acerbated and created political tension between Iran and Iraq. This led to the CIA cutting a deal with Saddam Hussein which to use him to thwart Imam Khomeini and to turn back the gains that the Iranian Revolution was making inside its country and within the region. From 1980-1988 Hussein was a U.S. Government agent and CIA puppet who was commissioned to do their military and political bidding in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. He was well financed, rewarded with military technology and the Iraqi arm forces were the beneficiaries of top level U.S. military training. (Reference: Ralph W. McGhee: “Deadly Deceits: My Twenty-Five Years in the CIA’).
The United States propaganda machines led us to believe that the conflict was rooted in religious ideology—Shia versus Sunni and a border dispute between the two adversarial Islamic nations. But failed to mention that the Seven Oil Sisters and the U.S. had a monopoly on Iranian oil and after thirty-eight years this illegal arrangement came to an abrupt end. This action automatically disrupted the huge U.S. financial incentives that they were receiving from this corrupt TRIANGLE; which after the revolution they no longer had control over how Iranian crude would be priced, distributed and even lost control over how the politics of Iranian oil would be used as leverage in the game of rewarding and punishing (the revolution to a lesser extent took this control out of U.S. hands). (Reference: Andy Stern: “Oil: From Rockefeller to Iraq and Beyond”).
The Iranian Revolution devastated U.S. national and foreign interest, because they had their tentacles wrapped around this valuable commodity—thanks to Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi. The CIA would use Saddam Hussein as a hired gun; he was given one mission, which was to attack Iran and engaged them into a military conflict with an objective of weaken their political, economic and social infrastructures.
Thus, with an ultimate objective of disrupting the flow of Iranian oil, which to neutralize their most valuable commodity asset and, therefore controlling Iran's foreign oil market access and weaken the country economically. Also, the United States was betting that the war would take a political, economic and psychological toll on the people of Iran and this would have dire internal consequences, which would lead to the overthrow of the Islamic fundamentalist Imam Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini or perhaps even having him assassinated. (Reference: Alvin and Heidi Toffler; “War and Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century”).
This did not occur and after the Iran-Iraq War this furthered isolated U.S. and Iran relations, and normalization was nowhere insight. Khomeini called the United States the “Great Satan” and called on a unified Islam to stand together against the evils of the western world. Iran’s perceived victory over the U.S. Government backed Iraq was essentially a moral victory over the world’s foremost superpower. Thus, this was being viewed no different than the Afghan Muslims defeating the former Soviet Union in a ten year protracted war in Afghanistan. (Reference: Richard Nixon; “Seize the Moment: America’s challenge in a One-Superpower World”).
Iran was being punished for overthrowing the Shah and sending the CIA man into exile in Panama and for nationalizing the Iranian oil (the coup amounted to a loss of huge dollar amounts for the U.S.). This infuriated President Jimmy Carter and President Ronald Reagan, after all the U.S. was losing billions of dollar and strategic alliances because of the revolution. The Iran-Iraq conflict only strengthen the resolve of the spirit of the Iranians to throw off the shackles of neo-colonialism and take whatever necessary step to insure national self-determination; and at the same time it exposed the Sunni Islamic nation of Iraq as an enemy of Islam and as a puppet government who was under the dictates of the CIA.
This reality, would later comeback to haunt Saddam Hussein and Iraq; in particular after the ex-CIA director and President George Herbert Walker Bush turned on his longtime bosom buddy and CIA operative Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War (1990/1991) Desert Shield and Desert Storm. This marked the beginning and downfall of Hussein’s ascension and fall from power and grace.
Many of the Islamic Arab nations could not forget Hussein’s reactionary military actions against the Shia Muslims in Iran—brother Muslims. He killed innocent Muslims for eight years in an unjust war instigated by the enemies of Islam, which amounted to mass murder in the name of western interest. Therefore, when the United States turned against him and the Iraqi people, it became evident that he had lost credibility within the Muslim world and not many were willing to put their reputations on the line for a traitor and former opportunistic agent of the CIA.
Iran and President Ahmadinejad surely even in 2003 had an axe to grind with Hussein and Iraq, but gracefully did not take a proactive position against Hussein relative to supporting U.S. actions against the man that brought death and destruction to the people of Iran. This present day Iranian crisis, if you can call it that, is an artificial crisis orchestrated by external forces and it has the same objective of 30 years ago—oil and working to create internal conditions to restore a puppet regime in Tehran .
President Ahmadinejad from the western perspective is bad for big oil business and although a politician he embraces the principles imbedded in the Islamic theocracy. But do not be fooled, sanctions or not the U.S. is still buying Iranian crude. For example, you remember President Reagan and Colonel Oliver North, don’t you? Reagan was condemning Imam Khomeini in the public (Khomeini was public enemy number one inside the U.S.) while heading up an elaborate criminal scheme between the United States, Iran and Nicaragua–Contras (Iran-Contra Affair) in the late 1980s. (Reference: Lawrence E. Walsh; “Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up”).
Perhaps many do not remember this illegal business triangle, which consisted of Dope (Nicaragua), Oil (Iran-Khomeini) and Weapons (United States), which Reagan and North had adverted U.S. law and was in violation of U.S. imposed sanctions and embargoes policy by engaging Iran in an illegal business transaction (oil, dope and weapons). (Reference: Lawrence E. Walsh; “Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-up”).
North and the CIA was financing a secret and a private war in Nicaragua between the Contras and the Sandinistas in which the United States Congress had no knowledge that the U.S. taxpayers money was being used in this criminal based triangle enterprise.
Iran, America’s so-called enemy was receiving U.S. made arms in exchange for oil to be transferred to the Contras (who were in a war against Daniel Ortega) along with arms in exchange for dope to be transferred to the United States. This was a sophisticated bartering system, although the U.S. had sold Imam Khomeini’s arch nemesis Saddam Hussein of Iraq his arsenal. They would later seize the moment to arm Imam Khomeini and Iran because they have never had any loyalty to either side. The only thing mattered to the United States was protecting their oil interest in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. (Reference: Lyndon LaRouche; “Dope, Inc: The Book that Drove Henry Kissinger Crazy”).
We have a precedent in front us which is Iraq and they are using the same propaganda to gear the people up for an eventual U.S. military attack against Iran. These western criminals will justify an attack by convincing the ignorant American people that Iran is getting closer to perfecting some aspect of nuclear capability and this so-called poses a direct military threat to Israel and the United States. President Ahmadinejad seems always to be defiant and based on the recent history of Iran this writer understands his demeanor and disposition. However, this nation in my opinion, does not pose a threat to the U.S. or Israel, but remains in imminent danger of being attacked by these two powerful political allies.
This writer supports the principles of democracy and believes in the right to dissent even if that dissension is aimed at the state. One having the right to openly disagree is essential to a healthy democracy. The right to have a fair and participatory government where the people are apart of a legitimate electoral process and is free from coercion and intimidation. Moreover, allowing them to exercise their will, regardless of how they see fit to exercise that will and without the fear of personal or political consequences and repercussions being exerted by an entity of power and authority.
However, this writer questions the motive of those who were leading the civil unrest in Iran, which was motivated over their candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi apparent lost to incumbent President Ahmadinejad in the Iranian elections. It is difficult for me to ignore the history of the U.S. and Iran’s relations and it is even more difficult to ignore the antagonistic relations between Iran and the Zionist State of Israel. These factors and variables can not be viewed independently of the recent political crisis in Iran—whether or not they are the true instigators and the provocateurs is perhaps mere speculation on my part. But this is not above or beneath either nation to create this type of tension and confusion in order to remove any impediment relative to their political goals and objectives.
Iran from their vanish point has been a defiant nation for over thirty years and its controversial President Ahmadinejad embodies a hatred for the west and they further want us to believe that he poses a threat to the United States and Israel’s national security. But Ahmadinejad critics have never given any credible evidence to truly support their contention; it is all based on conjecture and speculation. Iran does not have the military capability to pose a legitimate threat to these two superpowers.
Fahim A. Knight-EL Chief Researcher for KEEPING IT REAL THINK TANK located in Durham, NC; our mission is to inform African Americans and all people of goodwill, of the pending dangers that lie ahead; as well as decode the symbolisms and reinterpreted the hidden meanings behind those who operate as invisible forces, but covertly rules the world. We are of the belief that an enlightened world will be better prepared to throw off the shackles of ignorance and not be willing participants for the slaughter. Our MOTTO is speaking truth to power. Fahim A. Knight-EL can be reached at email@example.com.
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Fahim A. Knight-EL