Iran

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Capital cityTehran
LocationMiddle East
LeaderPresident of Iran
Typenation state
Interest ofSheldon Adelson, CENTCOM, Iran Policy Committee, Dan Kovalik, NewColdWar.org, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Olivier Roy
Member ofSafari Club
SubpageIran/1953 coup d'état
Iran/Ambassador to the US
Iran/Foreign Minister
Iran/Minister of Finance
Iran/Nuclear weapons
Iran/President
Iran/Prime Minister
Iran possesses the 4th largest oil reserves of any nation state.

Iran, formerly known as Persia, is an oil rich nation state in the middle east. It has the 4th largest oil reserve and the 2nd largest natural gas reserves of any nation state, about 16% of total global reserves,[1] and is situated at a maritime choke point, the Strait of Hormuz.

History

Iran's fossil fuel wealth has made it a target for decades. It was on a list of seven countries which retired 4-star general Wesley Clark (SACEUR from 1997-2001) stated that the US military had plans to invade:

In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’[2]

1953 coup d'état

Full article: Iran/1953 coup d'état

Planned since at least 1951, a coup d'état was carried out in Iran in 1953 against the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh. This was organised by the Seven Sisters and then carried out by a small group within MI6 and the CIA.[3], motivated largely by the huge profits of extracting Iranian oil.

US Deep State operative Frank Terpil admits working for the Iranian government.[4]

"Iran-Contra"

Full article: “Iran-Contra”

The US commercially-controlled media used the phrase "Iran Contra" to refer to a US Deep state scheme which smuggled cocaine in the the US and shipped weapons to the "contras".

1980 October surprise

Full article: October surprise
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The October surprise was a deal organised by the US deep state to try to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in the 1980 US Presidential election. This is suspected[By whom?] of having arisen from the Iran-Contra drug deals.

Iran-Iraq war

Full article: Iran Iraq war

The Iran Iraq war began on 22 September 1980 and concluded on 20 August 1988.

Nuclear weapons?

Full article: Nuclear weapon
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The commercially-controlled media has repeatedly claimed that Iran was developing Nuclear weapons. Several nuclear scientists have been assassinated in ambushes since 2010.[5][6][7] In fear of retaliation, Israel has warned it's own nuclear scientists after the 2020 assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, to be vigilant and change daily routine.[8] Tony Cartalucci comments:

"There was a rush by the Western media to blame the Israeli government - who in turn appears to be in no rush to discount or disprove these accusations. The purpose of this is to make the US appear uninvolved in the recent escalation. The race to shape public opinion and depict the US as helpless amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran is meant to make any possible US involvement in the near future look uninvited, unplanned, and reluctant on Washington's part."[9]

Activities

Drugs

Andrei Fursov has reported that groups in Iran are involved in international drug trafficking which threatens the profits of globally organised and US deep state groups. He stated in 2014 that "Cocaine is transferred to Sierra Leone, where it is exchanged for diamonds. With the diamonds they purchase arms. This triangle - Hezbollah, Syria, Iran - gets in the way of the Americans. They take the view, correctly, that eliminating Syria as an Arab partner of Iran, whether relations with Iran are good or bad, Iran will be weaker, and it will be easier to get an agreement with them. The removal of the Assad regime therefore became objective No.1 for the Americans. Likewise for Saudi Arabia and Israel."[10]

In 2018, the New York Times headlined a story Iran Eases Death Penalty for Drug Crimes, Saving Potentially Thousands of Lives, which cited anonymous "activists" as claiming that an elevation of the drug minimums for a capital sentence "could save potentially 5,000 lives."[11]

Unconditional basic income

Iran was the first country to introduce an unconditional basic income. Since Autumn 2010 it has paid an income to all citizens and replace the decades long system of subsidies of petrol, fuel and other supplies. In 2012, the sum corresponded to about 40 U.S. dollars per person per month.

Strait of Hormuz

Iran is located at the Strait of Hormuz (the world's most important oil transit chokepoint)[12] and as a major power in the region, can influence world economy by closing or limiting transit.[13][14]


 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Ziad Abdelnour“Iran's going to be finished and every single Arab regime that's like this will be finished. Because there is no room for us capitalists and multinationalists in the world to operate with regimes like this. Its all about money. And power. And wealth... and democracy has to be spread around the world. Those who want to espouse globalization are going to make a lot of money, be happy, their families will be happy. And those who aren't going to play this game are going to be crushed, whether they like it or not! This is how we rule. And this is how it's going to be as long as you have people who think like me.”Ziad Abdelnour18 November 2005
Sheldon Adelson“What is there to negotiate about? What I would say is: listen, you see that desert out there? (...) So you pick up your cellphone and call someone is Nebraska and say OK, let one go and it doesn't hurt a soul, maybe a couple of rattlesnakes and scorpions or whatever and say: See? The next one is in the middle of TehranSheldon Adelson2013
Wesley Clark“In 2001, in the Pentagon, a general told me : ‘I just received a classified memo from the Secretary of Defense: we will take seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally, Iran.’”Wesley Clark2 March 2007
Patrick Clawson“One can combine other means of pressure with sanctions. I mentioned that explosion on August 17th. We could step up the pressure. I mean look people, Iranian submarines periodically go down, some day one of them might not come up, who would know why? We can do a variety of things if we wish to increase the pressure... We are in the game of using covert means against the Iranians. We could get nastier.”Patrick ClawsonSeptember 2012
Lowell JacobySaddam Hussein appears determined to retain his WMD and missile programs...Iran and Iraq have active nuclear programs and could have nuclear weapons within the decade.”Lowell Jacoby11 February 2003
John McCain“Republican 2008 presidential hopeful John McCain crooned the words “Bomb Iran” to a Beach Boys’ tune in joking response to a question about any possible U.S. attack over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program. “That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran ... bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb,” the Vietnam War veteran warbled softly to the band’s “Barbara Ann” when he was asked when the United States would send an “airmail message” to Iran.”John McCain
Reuters
April 2007
Sharmine Narwani“My friend, an engineer — who I will not name for obvious reasons and who I will call ‘Kourosh’ for the purpose of this article — revealed to me in 2010 that he was approached by two “State Department employees” who offered him $250,000 to “do something very simple” during his upcoming trip to Tehran.”Sharmine Narwani21 March 2019

 

Ambassadors to Iran

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Iran
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Germany/Ambassador to Iran
Turkey/Ambassador to Iran
UK/Ambassador to Iran
US/Ambassador to Iran

 

Events

EventDescription
Iran-Iraq war
Iran/1953 coup d'étatThe first of many large scale coups was carried out at the behest of big oil, by the CIA. The report of the inaugural Bilderberg next year termed this "firm Western action in Persia ... [that] had produced successful results."
Le Cercle/1978 (Tehran)

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Iran University of Science and TechnologyA research institution and university of engineering and science.
Press TVA media channel notably banned from the UK and US
Sharif University of TechnologyIran's leading institution for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
University of TabrizOne of the most prestigious universities in Iran

 

Citizens of Iran on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan11 January 2012An assassinated Iranian nuclear weapons specialist
Shahram Amiri1977
Ladan ArchinIranian-American protégé of Paul Wolfowitz
Abolhassan Banisadr22 March 1933
Hamid Biglari1958
Sibel Edmonds18 January 1970Sibel Edmonds was recruited by the FBI as a translator in the wake of 9/11. She quickly turned whistleblower when she discovered security breaches, cover-ups and malpractice at numerous levels. The US government has made her "the most gagged person in the history of the United States".
Manucher Ghorbanifar1945Arms dealer and central figure in the Iran-Contra Affair.
Mohammed Hashemi12 December 1951
Moshe Katsav5 December 1945
Ruhollah Khomeini24 September 19023 June 1989
Nematollah NassiriAugust 191115 February 1979
Mahmood Sariolghalam1959
David Sonboly20 April 199822 July 2016Official perpetrator of the 2016 Munich shooting
Ardeshir Zahedi16 October 1928
Kourosh Ziabari1990

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bandung Conference19551955IndonesiaImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Brzezinski's Black Room Report to president Carterreport20 November 1979Zbigniew BrzezinskiUS National Security Advisor Brzezinski's plans for regime change in Iran, including many methods and covert tactics that are familiar 40 years later.
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Document:Coordinating Regime Change in Iran and Venezueladiplomatic communication25 August 2010Trowbridge FordIran and Venezuela, prime candidates for regime change
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Document:First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2016 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCWblog post17 March 2018Craig MurrayBeginning in late 2016, Iranian scientists succeeded in synthesising a number of Novichoks in full cooperation with the OPCW. This makes a complete nonsense of Theresa May’s “of a type developed by Russia” line, used to Parliament and the UN Security Council.
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Document:Israel v the United States and Iranemail7 September 2010Unknown
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Document:Pan Am Flight 103: It was the Uraniumarticle6 January 2014Patrick HaseldineFollowing Bernt Carlsson's untimely death in the Lockerbie bombing, the UN Council for Namibia inexplicably dropped the case against Britain's URENCO for illegally importing yellowcake from the Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia.
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