REALPOLITIK: ‘Contradictions of Modern Iran’, Imperialist Iran Becomes Anti-Imperialist – By Thierry Meyssan

Source – voltairenet.org

“…Westerners made Shah Reza Pahlevi the “gendarme of the Middle East”. He saw to it that nationalist movements were crushed….During the oil crisis of 1973, he realized the power he had at his disposal. He then considered restoring a real empire and sought the help of the Saudis. The latter immediately informed the United States who decided to eliminate their ally Pahlevi who had become too greedy and to replace him by the old ayatollah Khomeiny (77 years old at the time) whom they surrounded with their agents. But first of all, MI6 made it clear: the communists were put in prison, while the imam of the poor, the Lebanese Moussa Sadr, disappeared during a visit to Libya and Ali Shariati was assassinated in London”

The history of Iran in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries corresponds neither to the image that Westerners have of it, nor to the image that the official discourse of Iranians gives of it. Historically linked to China and for the past two centuries fascinated by the United States, Iran is struggling between the memory of its imperial past and the liberating dream of Rouhollah Khomeiny. Considering that Shiism is not only a religion, but also a political and military weapon, it hesitates between proclaiming itself the protector of the Shiites or the liberator of the oppressed. We publish a two-part study by Thierry Meyssan on modern Iran

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The British overthrew the Kadjar and placed an officer of their army in place of Shah. Worried about his pro-German friendships, they deposed him during the Second World War in favour of his son. The latter, aware that he was not much, summoned in 1971 a third of the world’s sovereigns, heads of state and government to celebrate the 2500 years of his predecessors. Concerned about his megalomania, the United States and the United Kingdom removed him from office in favour of Ayatollah Khomeini.

 

The Persians built vast empires by uniting neighbouring peoples rather than conquering their territories. Traders rather than warriors, they imposed their language for a millennium throughout Asia, along the Chinese Silk Roads. Farsi, which only they alone speak today, had a status comparable to English today. In the 16th century, their sovereign decided to convert his people to Shi’ism in order to unify them by giving them a distinct identity within the Muslim world. This religious particularism served as a basis for the Safavid Empire.

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Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh (right) addressing the UN Security Council.

 

At the beginning of the 20th century, the country had to contend with the ferocious appetites of the British, Ottoman and Russian empires. In the end, after a terrible famine deliberately provoked by the British, which caused 6 million deaths, Tehran lost its empire while London imposed an operetta dynasty, that of the Pahlevi, in 1925, in order to exploit the oil fields for its sole benefit. In 1951, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh nationalized the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Furious, the United Kingdom and the United States succeeded in overthrowing him while maintaining the Pahlavi dynasty. To counter the nationalists, they transformed the regime into an appalling dictatorship by freeing a former Nazi general, Fazlollah Zahedi, from their jails and imposing him as Prime Minister. The latter created a political police force, the SAVAK, whose cadre were former Gestapo officers (Stay-behind network).

Be that as it may, this episode awakened the Third World’s awareness of the economic exploitation of which it is a victim. Unlike the French colonialism of settlement, British colonialism is only a form of organized plunder. Before this crisis, British oil companies paid no more than 10% of their profits to the populations they exploited. If the British shouted robbery during nationalization, the United States sided with Mossadegh and proposed a 50-50 split. Under the impetus of Iran, this rebalancing would continue in the world throughout the 20th century.

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A friend of Frantz Fanon and Jean-Paul Sartre, Ali Shariati reinterpreted Islam as a tool of liberation. According to him, “If you’re not on the battlefield, it doesn’t matter whether you’re at the mosque or at the bar”.

 

Gradually two main opposition movements emerged within the bourgeoisie: first the communists supported by the Soviet Union, then the Third Worldists around the philosopher Ali Shariati. But it is a cleric, Rouhollah Khomeiny, who alone managed to awaken the little people. According to him, it is a good thing to mourn the martyrdom of the Prophet Hussein, but it is a much better thing to follow his example and fight against injustice; a teaching that earned him the reputation of being considered a heretic by the rest of the Shiite clergy. After 14 years of exile in Iraq, he moved to France where he impressed many left-wing intellectuals such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Westerners made Shah Reza Pahlevi the “gendarme of the Middle East”. He saw to it that nationalist movements were crushed. He dreamed of reviving the past splendour of his country, whose 2500th anniversary he celebrated with Hollywood splendour in a tent village in Persepolis. During the oil crisis of 1973, he realized the power he had at his disposal. He then considered restoring a real empire and sought the help of the Saudis. The latter immediately informed the United States who decided to eliminate their ally Pahlevi who had become too greedy and to replace him by the old ayatollah Khomeiny (77 years old at the time) whom they surrounded with their agents. But first of all, MI6 made it clear: the communists were put in prison, while the imam of the poor, the Lebanese Moussa Sadr, disappeared during a visit to Libya and Ali Shariati was assassinated in London. The Westerners invited the sick Shah to leave his country for a few weeks to be treated.

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At the cemetery of Behesht-e Zahra, Ayatollah Khomeiny apostrophed the army he called to liberate the country from the Anglo-Saxons. The man whom the CIA thought was a spoiled preacher was in reality a tribune who inflamed the crowds and gave everyone the conviction that they can change the world.

On February 1, 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini returned triumphantly from exile. No sooner had he arrived on the tarmac at Tehran airport than he flew by helicopter to the city’s cemetery, where 600 people had just been buried who had been massacred during a demonstration against the Shah. To everyone’s amazement, he made a speech, not against the monarchy, but violently anti-imperialist. He called on the army to no longer serve the West, but the Iranian people. The regime change organized by the colonial powers instantly turned into a revolution.

Khomeini imposed a political regime foreign to Islam, the Velayat-e faqih, inspired by Plato’s Republic of which he was a great reader: the government would be placed under the guidance of a wise man, himself in this case. He then dismissed one by one all the pro-Western politicians. Washington reacted by organizing several attempted military coups, followed by a campaign of terrorism by ex-communists, the People’s Mujahideen. In the end, it paid – via Kuwait – President Saddam Hussein’s Iraq as a counter-revolutionary force. The result was a terrible ten-year war in which the West cynically supported both sides. In order to arm itself, Iran did not hesitate to buy US weapons from Israel (this is the “Iran-Contra affair”). Khomeini transformed society. He developed among his people a cult of martyrdom and an extraordinary sense of sacrifice. When Iraq bombarded Iranian civilians with indiscriminate missiles, he forbade the army to retaliate in the same way, claiming that weapons of mass destruction are contrary to his vision of Islam; which prolonged the fighting a little longer.

After a million deaths, Saddam Hussein and Rouhollah Khomeiny realized that they were the toys of the West. They therefore conclude a peace. The war ended as it began, for no reason. The wise old man died shortly afterwards, not without having appointed his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The next sixteen years were devoted to reconstruction. The country was bled dry and the revolution was now nothing more than a slogan without content. People continued to shout “Death to America!” in Friday sermons, but the “Great Satan” and the “Zionist regime” had become privileged partners. Presidents Hachemi Rafsanjani, then Mohammad Khatami, organized the economy around oil revenues. Society was slackening and income gaps were widening again.

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Hashemi Rafsanjani was going to become the richest man in the country, not by trading in pistachios, but by trading in arms with Israel. When he became President of the Islamic Republic, he sent the Revolutionary Guard Corps to fight under the orders of the American generals in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Rafsanjani, who made his fortune from arms trafficking in the “Iran-Contra affair”, convinced Khamenei to send Revolutionary Guards to fight in Bosnia and Herzegovina alongside the Saudis and under the orders of NATO. Khatami, for his part, established personal relations with the speculator George Soros.

(To be continued…)

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5 thoughts on “REALPOLITIK: ‘Contradictions of Modern Iran’, Imperialist Iran Becomes Anti-Imperialist – By Thierry Meyssan

  1. YOU HAVEN’T A CLUE!
    For the past hundred years THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY have controlled the Western & Eastern world!

    JACOB SCHIFF AND THE PILGRIM SOCIETY
    Jacob H. Schiff, Pilgrims Society, partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Company investment bankers, was a founding member of The Pilgrims Society of the United States (page 154, “The Pilgrims of the United States,” 2003) and was a director of National City Bank of New York; Central Trust Company; Western Union; New York Foundation; and National Employment Exchange—

    The Schiffs and Warburgs are related, and John M. Schiff (director of large corporations) became treasurer of The Pilgrims New York, 1968-1985. His son David T. Schiff became a member. “We’re mostly family in The Pilgrims Society!” Before any unjust person plays the religion card, rest assured this is a financial inquiry, not a religious one; and greed, I believe, transcends all denominations. The pattern I want to establish is this—just after the end of the 19th century a Secret Society of financiers and aristocrats on both sides of the Atlantic was formed, calling itself The Pilgrims, with branches in London and New York; though the Society had no official existence until 1902, its founders were active against silver in some cases, generations beforehand; ancestors of some members were active against silver and gold as money back into medieval times. That can be the subject of another historical probe.

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    The Pilgrims are dominated by a small group of families including Rockefeller, Kissinger, Rothschilds, Rhodes, Milner, Woolsey (self-styled
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    Donald Trump, long-time friend / party-buddy of Jeff Epstein… introduced to Melania by Epstein at Ghislaine Maxwell’s Kit Kat Club in NYC… friends with Epstein’s pal, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman… brought into his own administration: Bill Barr as Attorney General (Barr was working for the CIA when his father hired Epstein as a “teacher” at Dalton); Alex Acosta as Secretary of Labor (Acosta is the crooked prosecutor who gave Epstein his first sweetheart deal in Florida by working with Epstein lawyers Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz); Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce (Ross, as a Rothschild Bank agent bailed out Trump in NJ – and was an associate of Epstein)… Trump used Epstein’s own attorney, Dershowitz, as his personal attorney during his impeachment trial… the connections go on and on. Trump isn’t draining the swamp. Trump IS the swamp.

    TRUMP IS A PUPPET OF KISSINGER, CFR AND ROTHSCHILDS, THE TRUE ARCHITECTS OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION
    Submitted by David Livingstone on Fri, 09/29/2017 –

    Trump can be likened to the Chauncey Gardiner character of the 1979 film Being There, a simpleton installed in power by secret puppeteers. Like Chauncey, Trump “likes to watch,” and has a notorious appetite for television. Nor, like Chauncey, does he read. Tony Schwartz, the ghost-writer of Trump’s 1987 book The Art of the Deal told The New Yorker that in the 18 months he spent with Trump, he “never saw a book on Trump’s desk, or elsewhere in his office, or in his apartment.” [1]

    Schwartz told the magazine,

    “I seriously doubt that Trump has ever read a book straight through in his adult life.”

    Trump explained he does not need to read extensively because he is able to come to correct decisions:

    “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.” [2]

    The movie ends with one of the most overt references to the Illuminati in modern film history, where pallbearers carry a casket to a tomb modeled on the pyramid on the reverse side of the American dollar bill, featuring a Masonic all-seeing eye, and discuss their plans to make Chauncey the next President of the United States.

    The pyramid recalls a similarly Masonic-inspired pyramid featured on the roof of the Israeli Supreme Court. Instrumental in its construction was Yad Hanadiv, an Israeli charitable foundation chaired by Lord Jacob Rothschild. David Rockefeller, the founder of the CFR, has a longtime personal relationship with the Rothschilds. The CFR was a sister organization of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA), both agencies of the Round Table, a secret organization created by Lord Nathaniel Rothschild at the bidding of diamond magnate Cecil Rhodes, and which was devoted to “the extension of British rule throughout the world.”

    David’s grandfather was John D. Rockefeller, a leading Robber Baron whose conquest of America’s oil industry was funded by the Rothschilds. In a press release, David Rockefeller said of the current Baron of the family,

    “Lord [Jacob] Rothschild and I have known each other for five decades. The connection between our two families remains very strong.”. [3]
    FOOTNOTES:
    [1] Rachel Desantis. “Trump ‘does not read books’: report.” Entertainment Weekly (January 25, 2017).
    [2] Ibid.
    [3] Laurie Bennett. “The Rockefellers and the Rothschilds Make a Deal.” Forbes (May 30, 2012).

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  2. 3 ABRAHAMIC CULTS OF DEATH
    ALL JEWISH CULTS ARE DEATH CULTS
    BOTH CHRISTENDOM & ISLAM ARE SECTS OF JUDAISM!
    THEY ARE THE 3 ABRAHAMIC CULTS OF DEATH, WHICH HAVE DRENCHED THE EARTH WITH THE BLOOD OF THEIR VICTIMS!
    If you take photos of the victims of Jihadic Muslims and place them on top or below Jewish Bible Jihadic verses, like Numbers 31:13-18 etc, you will see for the first time, the genocidal mind-set of the Jewish “god” and his Chosen People!
    Then you will be able to understand why the other 2 sects were and are able to commit the atrocities they have done!

    FATHER OF ISRAEL DAVID BEN-GURION QUOTE:
    “We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid Galilee of its Arab population.” — David Ben-Gurion (Founding Father of the State of Israel and First Israeli Prime Minister), from Ben-Gurion, a Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar (May 1948)
    FOR 70 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN REMINDED OF ANN FRANK:
    ANN FRANK DIED FROM TYPHUS IN A NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP!
    BUT WE DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF THESE VICTIMS:
    HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN ARE MURDERED BY IDF SNIPER FIRE IN A ZIONIST CONCENTRATION CAMP
    ISRAELI SNIPER BRAGS ABOUT KILLING 13 PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
    August 1, 2014
    Source: http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/07/idf-sniper-admits-on-instagram-to-murdering-13-gaza-children/
    An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day.
    An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.
    WHEN YOU SEE THE EVIL THAT THESE 3 CULTS HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, IT IS NO SURPRISE TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING TODAY!

    THE 3 CULTS OF SATAN: JUDAISM – CHRISTENDOM & ISLAM.
    THE ORIGIN OF SATANISM
    According to the biblical paradigm, the Creator of the Universe became the God of Israel when he chose the Hebrews. But according to biblical scholarship, the historical process was the reverse: it is the god of Israel who became the Creator of the Universe. This process, which was only completed during the Persian period, was not so much due to a progress in metaphysical thought as to a political cunning. The book of Ezra betrays a calculated effort from the Levites to confuse, in the mind of the Persians, “the god of Israel who resides in Jerusalem” (7:12–15) with the “God of heaven” whom the Persians also called Ahura Mazda, with the aim of obtaining the support of the Persian king for their theocratic project in Palestine.

    In Ezra, only the kings of Persia, in the various edicts attributed to them, recognize Yahweh as “the God of Heaven,” while in the rest of the text, Yahweh is merely “the god of Israel”. The same can be observed in the book of Daniel, when Nebuchadnezzar, impressed by the gifts of Daniel’s oracle, prostrates himself and exclaims:

    “Your god is indeed the God of gods, the Master of kings” (Daniel 2:47).

    Such passages give away, for those willing to see it, the deepest secret of Judaism, which is the key to understanding the relationship of Judaism to universalism:
    Yahweh is really the god of the Jews, while Gentiles are led to believe that he is the supreme and only God.

    “In the heart of any pious Jew, God is a Jew,” confirms Maurice Samuel in You Gentiles (1924). (1)

    This secret is not a fully conscious thought for most Jews; it is more like a family secret running unconsciously through generations. Nevertheless, it is the binding force of the Jewish people, and I am reminded of Carl Jung’s remark that secrets:

    “are of vital importance on the primitive level, for the shared secret serves as a cement binding the tribe together. Secrets on the tribal level constitute a helpful compensation for lack of cohesion in the individual personality.”(2)

    As he usurped the majesty of the Heavenly Father of all mankind, Yahweh in no way lost his character as a military god bent on looting and slaughtering the enemies of his only chosen people. Against the Babylonians, his sword is expected to “devour until gorged, until drunk with their blood” (Jeremiah 46:10). Against the Edomites, “it is greasy with fat” (Isaiah 34:6).

    If Yahweh had remained a tribal god from the desert, he would simply be recognized as particularly primitive and cruel; perhaps a demon escaped from hell through an Arabian volcano. But his successful claim to be honored as the true and only God is the biggest sham in human history, and a civilizational disaster of incomparable magnitude.

    It is ultimately responsible for the spread of atheism in the West. As long as Christians were discouraged from reading the Old Testament, they were not much disturbed by it. As soon as it became widely available, it started corroding Christianity. Philosophers like Voltaire had an easy job denigrating Christianity by quoting the Old Testament:

    “Never was common sense attacked with so much indecency and fury” (Sermon of the Fifty).

    Rather without God than with such a God, became the logical and morally decent thinking.

    “The finest trick of the devil, Charles Baudelaire wrote, is to persuade you that he does not exist” (Paris Spleen).

    Perhaps he was mistaken. His finest trick, I believe, is to convince the world that he is God.

    NOTES:
    (1)Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles, New York, 1924 (archive.org), pp. 74–75.
    (2)Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflexions, Pantheon Books, 1963, p.
    Source: Laurent Guyenot

  3. Gendarme of the Middle East title was given to Mohammad Reza Shah who ruled Iran from 1941 to 1979. You quoted Reza Shah who was his father.

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