the Iran Story.

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The traditional Iranian Government view of the US Empire.

April 1st,2015.

The Iran Story.

A Brief Overview of Modern Iran on the Eve of Probable Nuclear Framework Deal.
In recent days I have noticed a number of strangely ignorant works, from video makers I had hitherto liked and respected. on the subject of Iran.. It seems that the understanding of recent Iranian history and the nature of the Iranian Government is very low, especially in the United States.
Rather than chastise and rebuke the in my opinion, sadly ignorant I thought it might be better to outline my understanding of recent Iranian history in the hope of addressing in some small part, this unnecessary and unfortunate condition.

Hostages-1953 and 1979.
Because of the foolish and illegal hostage taking operation conducted by Iranian students at the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, the real truth about the hostage taking in Iran has been obscured.
1953 The CIA MI6 Coup-A Nation Taken Hostage for Big Oil.
The facts of the coup are largely undisputed, at least broadly, the CIA have publicly admitted to their role in the engineered departure from power of the elected Iranian President Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953..
Mossadegh was removed in order to preserve the financial interests of major Western oil corporations who perceived Mossadegh as a threat to the profitability of their Iran operations. Because the incident took place during the Cold War the US justified it’s actions by trying to claim Mossadegh was a “communist” a blatant and obvious untruth.
The coup was executed very cleverly with multiple strands of bribery of Iranian officials combined with staged street violence.
The violence was completely real but the rioters etc. were paid to make trouble by the CIA who were represented in Tehran at the time by a gentleman named Kermit Roosevelt Jr.  who appears to have been rather clever, a quality operative. The coup had actually been in the hands of the British MI6 originally, but the CIA stepped in after the MI6 plotters were arrested attempting an earlier, failed coup.
The CIA returned the Iranian monarch, the Shah to power in the wake of the coup and the Dictator King stayed in power with the use of brutal and inhumane persecution of his enemies, much of which was participated in and overseen by the CIA.

Revolution.

The group who finally emerged to overthrow the Shah in 1979 were the bearers of political Islam.
The removal of Mossadegh and the subsequent violent and oppressive excesses of the Shah’s security forces tore the centre from Iranian political life. The low and thuggish tactics radicalised and energised the opposition and the Conservative cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was installed as the “Supreme Leader” in the wake of the Islamic revolution he led to triumph upon his return from exile in February 1979.
The US Embassy Incident.
The hostage taking of the Americans was an act of supreme foolishness, it was not ordered by the leadership of Iran but such was the popularity of the move that they chose not to do the right thing and free the hostages but instead held them for more than a year. It is worth noting that elements of the future Reagan administration sought to ensure the hostages were not released before the election so their candidate would benefit from the ongoing embarrassment to the then President Jimmy Carter. The US hostages were finally released within minutes of Reagan being sworn in as US President. Regardless of the complicity of Reagan administration officials who connived to keep the hostages imprisoned until after the election, The hostage taking was wrong. Diplomatic sites must always be protected, that is the Law, they are all “nests of spies” so that is no excuse for what happened.
The Iranian students transgression must however be seen in it’s proper context, being that the United States in the guise of the CIA and using the Shah as cut-out, had taken the ENTIRE IRANIAN NATION hostage for a quarter of a century between 1953 and the Iranian revolution of 1979, The US had a couple of dozen people (52) taken hostage for more than a year a regrettable incident and the people who had to go through that have my sympathy but the suffering and scale simply do not compare.
The way that the US and other Western media tell the hostage taking story, without managing to mention the context that the Iranian nation was taken hostage for a quarter of a century on the orders of Oil oligarchs leads to terrible ignorance and tremendous distortions.

An unsourced Iranian President  Hassan Rouhani quote courtesy of ISRAEL SLIDES!
An unsourced Iranian President Hassan Rouhani quote courtesy of ISRAEL SLIDES!

Therefore when the citizens of the West are exposed to the cruder parts of the Iranian anti-Western and anti- US rhetoric they completely misunderstand what they are seeing.
The Iranians, pro Government Iranian people will often chant “Death to America.” Many Americans respond to this provocative rhetoric with the fundamental misunderstanding that the people of Iran dislike or threaten them. They do not.
The “Death to America” rhetoric does not say nor imply “death to Americans” they are talking about death to the US empire or more specifically to the power of the US in the middle east and central Asia. The reasons for this are fairly obvious. Israel and the US wars of aggression.
The Iranian leadership still, like every Government, point to the failings of the previous Government long after taking power. The anti American rhetoric is a way the Government of Iran assets it’s legitimacy and contrasts itself with the rule of the Shah, a western puppet.
The reason the anti- American rhetoric is still popular rests solely on the violent actions of the US and Israel (with US support) and are grounded in the understandable resentment this violence generates. None of it has anything whatsoever to do with attacking the United States nor the people of the United States although it could be argued that the use of the somewhat inflated rhetoric is counter-productive enabling Iran’s Zionist enemies to incorrectly paint the nation as a threat to the West.
Iran as a Regional Power.
Over the past several decades, the Government of Iran has repeatedly capitalised on the violent actions of the US, Israel and others in order to build a broad base of power in the Middle East.
Iran supported Hezbollah in Lebanon, retained an alliance with the Assad Government of Syria under both Hafeez and Bashar al Assad, and when the US invaded and occupied Iraq, pro-Iran political parties became the most powerful in the “new” Iraq and Iran also supported a number of Shia militia groups in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
In each case, certainly in Lebanon, and Iraq the Government of Iran did not provoke or seek war but rather capitalised on the violent blunders of the US and Israel. Because the groups the Iranian government supported were very effective in Lebanon and very numerous in Democratic Iraq, pro Iran groups achieved greater power in these nations.
This ascension to power was not based on any special Iranian machinations or a sectarian agenda, the support paid off because the Government of Iran supported the same groups that the people on the ground supported in defensive wars in response to aggression inflicted upon them by external enemies.
Yemen.
The situation in Yemen is somewhat more complex and difficult. Yemen is something of a failed state and has been in state of low or high intensity civil war throughout it’s history.
Saudi Arabia, in it’s delusion perceives itself as a regional leader and a leader of Muslims. The Government of Saudi Arabia has tried to achieve power in the Middle East by mimicking the Iran tactic of funding friendly militias in regional wars. The tactics of the House of Saud have failed miserably due to the fact that the militants they support do not enjoy popular support, due to their sectarian outlook, ultra-violent tactics and extremist intolerance.

The result of a Saudi attack on a Sa'na weapons depot.
The result of a Saudi attack on a Sa’na weapons depot.

Saudis Attack Yemen.
So facing defeat in a broad swathe of regional wars with Syria the centrepiece, Saudi Arabia chose to attack Yemen in the past week, where the Shia Houthi group apparently supported by Iran had recently taken armed control of the capital Sa’na whilst attacking Sunni extremist fighters of the al Qaeda Yemen branch in southern Yemen.
America’s traditional allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia are intensely threatened by a potential Iran nuclear deal and are determined to stop it at any cost. The Yemen attack appears to be a desperate Saudi move that will backfire severely. It also appears that the Houthi fighters may have overreached somewhat in their political and military ambitions. There is a high level of mistrust in Yemen, along NorthSouth and possibly also Sunni-Shia lines. (the nation was previously divided into two states North and South Yemen from the 1960s until 1990) The Houthis represent the North and also Shia Islam and thus could not realistically hope to form the core of a National Government.
The Saudi air attacks on Houthi positions in Yemen have taken a tremendous toll on a civilian populace that lacks resources at the best of times. Hundreds are civilians are dead at the hands of the Saudi Fighter jets including dozens when an internal refugee camp was recently bombed.
The Air Offensive was preceded a week earlier by a devastating series of supposed “suicide attacks” claimed by “IS”, it may have been drones that conducted the attacks that killed more than a hundred in 3 Shia mosques.
The Nuclear Deal.
If the Government of Iran and the P5+1 reach a Nuclear deal, this will have no impact on the day to day lives of the American people. There will be no cost to the US taxpayer. If anything, a deal will save the United States from having to potentially fight another unwinnable Trillion dollar war in the Middle East that achieves nothing and does not come in response to any real threat. The Iranian Government and the Iranian State do not pose any threat whatsoever to the people of the United States and never have done.
Under the US Constitution the President has the sole responsibility for the foreign policy. The Iran deal is not another NAFTA, a deal that is imposed on the people of the US without their input that has the ability to have a huge negative impact on their lives and sovereignty,
The opposition of the Congress and Senate to an Iran deal speaks only to the sad fact that these politicians views were co-opted long ago by the Israel lobby in the US.
The very notion that the pro-Israel anti- Iran deal US Senators and House Members are actually representing the interests of the people of the United States is both quaint and frankly, laughable. If you look at the pattern of behaviour from the politicians of the US Congress and Senate, it will be clear that they are the ones there (Ron Paul aside) cheering for every war no matter how dishonest or disastrous. These same politicians accede to every last NWO demand when it comes to transnational agreements.

You haven't made it big as a leader of Jihad until you meet with the American Emir-Senator John McCain greets Belhaj following the ouster of Gaddafi.
You haven’t made it big as a leader of Jihad until you meet with the American Emir-Senator John McCain greets Belhaj following the ouster of Gaddafi.

In order to hide their true nature, these politicians cycle through a constant stream of fake threats and phony stories but nothing can hide the fact that these infantile Western Supremacists and their Zionist controlled media supporters are in fealty to the Israel lobby and this dominates their every pronouncement on any Middle East issue. They have zero credibility, the incoming head of the House Senate Intelligence Committee has taken warm photos in recent years with two separate IS leaders! Senator John McCain had a meeting with the “Caliph” Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria and is also depicted warmly with the man who now leads the IS in Libya Abdel Hakim Belhaj, both photos are from within the past three years. This is not some unhappy distant event, these are the allies of the Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee!
The same terror groups that are also supported by his Israeli masters. Individuals such as Senator McCain and their antics defy credulity. The idea that they have any credibility in any discussion on any Foreign policy matter is simply ludicrous and insulting.
McCain’s position and role in the political power structure of the US is simply another sad sign that the US Empire is in it’s end times phase, the crash is going to be painful and Iran has absolutely nothing to do with it. The Government of Iran do not and have never posed the slightest threat to the people of the United States or any Westerner inside the West..

Lavrov: Nuclear deal with Iran ‘reached on all key aspects’

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The End of the Donbass War?

Destroyed Ukraine military vehicle with dead Ukraine soldier on the outskirts of Debalstseva. This is how it ended.
Destroyed Ukraine military vehicle with dead Ukraine soldiers on the outskirts of Debalstseva. This is how it ended.

The End of the Donbass war?

February 19th, 2015.

The reaction of the Western media says it all. There is nothing but denial from them regarding the outcome of the War in the Donbass along with the fervent hope that the ceasefire fails and that the Ukraine military will be sent back to face yet another pointless defeat as has happened since the failure of the September ceasefire.Still, if things don’t work out, well they can just make stuff up.

Debaltseve

The encircled Ukraine troops in Debalstseve have either withdrawn or surrendered en masse today in what the Ukraine President Poroshenko predictably described as a “planned withdrawal”. A lie so silly and childish that to even call it a lie is redundant. Dishonesty is the rule when it comes to Ukraine government communications.

Debaltseve is a key transport hub inside the Donetsk Oblast that sits almost halfway between Donetsk and Luhansk, the other surviving Novorussian “Republic” The large force of Ukraine troops in Debaltseve, as many as 9000 have been slowly surrounded over a series of weeks. A deal regarding their fate could not be made in Minsk, as part of the overall peace deal because the Ukraine leadership would not ever admit that a large formation of their troops had been surrounded. The whole situation is a replay of the Ilovaisk nightmare of August 2014. The Novorussians had taken it and were poised to deliver the coup de grace and the Ukraine leadership would not make a deal for their people because of their pride and many died as a direct result.

Destroyed Ukraine military hardware and the bodies of slain soldiers near Debaltseve. February, 2015.
Destroyed Ukraine military hardware and the bodies of slain soldiers near Debaltseve. February, 2015.

The latest catastrophic defeat for the Ukraine Government forces means that the Novorussian Republics have achieved their objectives and their hold on the Donbass has survived everything that the Western backed Kiev puppet government has been able to throw at them since the Donbass conflict began in the first half of 2014. The people of the Donbass region and the Ukraine military have each paid a high human price for the futile Kiev attempts to dislodge them and it can only be hoped that the illusions will be wiped from the eyes of the Kiev government and their Western backers and they will assimilate the fact that Russia has chosen to impose neutrality upon the Ukraine and that Russia has the military and political assets to achieve this and there is nothing the likes of Samantha Power, Victoria Nuland or any of the other deluded ideologues of the State Department nor the warmongers John McCain and Lindsay Graham in the US Senate can do about it.

When all else fails... Poroshenko pins the Medal of Ukraine on the chest of the Ukraine Commander in Debaltseve.
When all else fails… Ukraine President Poroshenko pins the Medal of Ukraine on the chest of theColonel Sergey Chaptal commander of the 128th brigade.

Massive Suffering in the Donbass region.

The Official death toll from the War is listed as more than 5500 dead. The official refugee tally is at around one million people. The majority of whom have fled to Russia, which says a lot about their perceptions of the war and the Ukrainian state under junta control. The extent of the Military casualties on each side in the war are rather unclear, but it is very clear that since August 2014 the Novorussian forces have defeated the Ukraine Government forces at every turn.

Novorussian artillery fire near Debaltseve.
Novorussian artillery fire.

Ukraine Government threw their men away in the hope of NATO rescue.

The treatment of the Ukraine forces by the Kiev junta has been quite disgraceful. Once it became clear that large scale NATO support would not be forthcoming, that Ukraine was powerless to stop the transferral of weapons from Russia to the Donbass region and the Ukraine military were facing a better trained and equipped force than the Ukraine government forces the Kiev government needed to accept this and call a halt to hostilities. Instead they continued throwing their people away in the futile hope that if the Ukraine Government and their Western handlers complained long enough about the Russian support for the Eastern Republics the West would deliver the Ukraine the support required for them to prevail militarily. Poroshenko literally seems to have been sending his soldiers out to get killed in the hope that their deaths would push the propaganda effort over the line and the West would magically step in and save the situation.

Some surrendered, many escaped, many died, how many are in each category is unclear at this stage.
The end in Debaltseve for a surrendered group of Ukraine soldiers. Some surrendered, many escaped, many died, how many are in each category is unclear at this stage.

The hubristic and deluded actions of the US State Department and their lackeys bear overwhelming responsibility for this war and the suffering of the people of the Donbass region. The engineered coup in February 2014 that sought to violently drag the Ukraine into the Western orbit and on the path to NATO membership has backfired, badly. The US officials who are the real authors of the Donbass war will of course never for a second admit responsibility nor acknowledge the consequences of their actions. It is not their way.

Victoria Nuland one of the Key State Department Officials behind the coup.
Victoria Nuland one of the Key State Department Officials behind the coup.
Geoffrey Pyatt the US ambassador, willtry and keep the war going in line with Neocon precepts regarding inventing reality. An honest portrait would actually show him with an IMF flag, that is where the real loyalties lie it seems.
Geoffrey Pyatt the US ambassador, will try and keep the war going in line with Neocon precepts regarding inventing reality. An honest portrait would actually show him with an IMF flag, as that is where the real loyalties lie it seems.

The Americans will all walk away from the catastrophe they engineered but the fates will not be so kind to the Ukraine leadership. In the days and months to come there will be a terrible reckoning I expect for the likes of Poroshenko and Yatseniuk and no Medals will ever compensate for the losses they have inflicted on their own Military so needlessly.

Some planned withdrawal! Equipment left behind by the Ukraine 128th brigade.
Some planned withdrawal! Equipment left behind by the Ukraine 128th brigade.
Some planned withdrawal! Equipment left behind by the Ukraine 128th brigade.
Some planned withdrawal! Equipment left behind by the Ukraine 128th brigade.

Footage of Ukrainian troops surrender in Debaltsevo

RAW: Kiev troops withdrawing from Debaltsevo, E.Ukraine

[eng subs] “Fear and Loathing in Debaltsevo” report by Steshin & Kots

Kazzura

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG2L5r9T5iYCH0Mmgq85jNQ

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