For the last 18 months, I have argued that the dominant faction of US-UK imperialism had radically de-emphasized any attack on Iran, and was instead intent on using Iran as a proxy or kamikaze puppet in the Brzezinski-Soros-Nye-Obama plan for an apocalyptic settling of accounts with Russia and China, in the desperate hope of securing another century of world domination for Wall Street and the City of London. This theme figures prominently in my two books on the subject, Obama the Postmodern Coup — The Making of a Manchurian Candiate (2008) and Barack H. Obama: The Unauthorized Biography (2008). This argument was backed up by references to the Brzezinski-Huntington-Soros track record in arming and building up Iran as a regional proxy for the US and the British, as as seen in the Iran-contra weapons deliveries to the Khomeini regime (which went forward during the Carter years under Brzezinski and his office boy, the current Pentagon boss Robert Gates), and the Iran-Iraq war, when Iran acted as a surrogate against the then-leading Arab state. The current US-UK strategy builds upon the considerable latent hostiity against Russia in the Iranian population, due to such causes as the Soviet occupation of northern Iran during World War II, disputes over primacy in the oil-rich Caspian Sea, and Iranian complaints about the Russian management of the Bushehr nuclear reactor.
Currently, the CIA, MI6 and their allies are attempting to overthrow the Achmadinejad government in a classic people-power coup, color revolution, or postmodern coup, using a gaggle of malcontents grouped around the bloody-handed Mousavi, the corrupt Ayatollah Rafsanjani, and the benighted clerics of Qom, including Grand Ayatollah Montazeri. In the most recent Friday prayers in Teheran, the Mousavi-Rafsanjani faction has dropped its mask by eagerly and publicly embracing their assigned kamikaze role in the CIA game plan: that of a spear point against Russia and China. The real nature of this faction now stands exposed.
While the pro-Achmadinejad faction chanted the tried and true (and even cliched) “death to America,” Mousavi supporters countered with “death to Russia” and “death to China.”
This must be understood as a strategic epiphany of the greatest importance. The CIA’ s Iranian friends resent Russian President Medvedev for the support given to Achmadinejad at the height of the post-election crisis when the Iranian leader was warmly welcomed to a conference of the Shanghai Cooperation Oragnization, the main counterbalance to NATO. The Iranian CIA faction also trumpets indignation about the Chinese measures to restore order in Sinkiang province after the recent Uighur murder spree against Chinese — even though these bloody riots were inspired by Rebiya Kadeer’s World Uighur Conference, financed by US government money and based in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Obama had signaled his support for the Uighurs by freeing Uighurs from Guantanamo and setting them up in comfortable digs in Bermuda and Palau.
With their chanting, the CIA’s Iranian friends leave no doubt that they are more than ready to fight the US-UK’s battles against Russia and China — by cutting off oil to China, or by making more trouble across the Caspian with Russia, etc.
Mousavi’s time as Iranian prime minister (1981-1989) covered most of the bloody and futile Iran-Iraq war, when the mullahs organized human wave suicide assaults by Iranian children against the fortified Iraqi lines, leading to a hecatomb.
Iranians should now ponder whether they really want to volunteer once again as pawns and cannon fodder for the Anglo-American Great Game, as Mousavi and Rafsanjani demand. This time around, based on their new slogans, they will be picking a fight not with Iraq, but with the nuclear powers Russia and China – a course which threatens national annihilation for Iran.
These issues are discussed in this week’s broadcast of World Crisis Radio, available free on demand anytime at gcnlive.com.
Webster G. Tarpley