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Friday, July 22, 2005

Who Overthrew the Shah?

So as to better understand why (so-called) "Muslim terrorists" are bombing London (or for that matter, New York), it's important to delve deeply into the shadowy world of London finance, Texas oil and Arab nationalism. Two important names that come up regularly in any such investigation are (a) BCCI; and (b) the Muslim Brotherhood. Both organizations were made up predominantly of Arab nationals, both organizations were (ostensibly) run out of London City, both organizations were closely linked with U.S., British and Israeli intelligence, and both organization have perpetrated any number of terrorist attacks.

The Muslim Brotherhood Set Off
Bombs in London on July 7, 2005

One of the clearest and most articulate exposes of the Muslim Brotherhood was produced by Robert Dreyfuss in 1980, entitled Hostage to Khomeini. The book can be read online in its entirety here.

I am today going to begin a (long) series of posts, in which I'll be documenting and outlining the more salient points of Dreyfuss' book. I anticipate that much of the content will flow in a "stream of consciousness" type style, but then again, whose blog doesn't?

Here goes nothing ..

The Carter administration deliberately, and with malicious premeditation, provided aid to the Khomeini as so to overthrow the Shah of Iran
The Carter administration helped out Khomeini in a number of ways, including propaganda crafted by U.S. and British Intelligence, and behind-the-scenes arms deals that would eventually blossom into Iran-Contra.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of the
world's most dangerous terrorists

People that were intimately involved in these affairs included:
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (head of the U.S. National Security Council)
  • Cyrus Vance (U.S. Secretary of State)
  • George Ball (NSC's Iran Task Force special coordinator)
  • David Newsom (U.S. State Department)
  • Henry Precht (U.S. State Department)
  • William H. Sullivan (U.S. Ambassador to Tehran)
  • Harold Brown (Pentagon)
  • Charles Duncan (Pentagon)
  • General Alexander Haig (NATO)
  • General Robert Huyser (NATO)
  • Admiral Stansfield Turner (CIA)
  • Robert Bowie (CIA)
  • Richard Cottam (University of Pittsburgh, Iran specialist)
  • Marvin Zonis (University of Chicago, Iran specialist)
  • James Bill (University of Texas, Austin, Iran specialist)
  • Richard Falk (Princeton, Iran specialist)
  • Bernard Lewis (Princeton, Iran specialist)
  • Thomas Ricks (Georgetown, Iran specialist)
This group acted as a general liason between (1) the Carter White House; (2) the organizers of the Khomeini Revolution; and (3) a secret society called the Muslim Brotherhood. The general coordinator for the entire operation was U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

The developing alliance between the White House and the Muslim Brotherhood (1977-1979) was sold to junior members of the intelligence community as part of a geopolitical strategy aimed at the Soviet boogeyman.

Brzezinski and cohorts formulated a policy of plausible denial by circulating rumors that the Shah of Iran had developed cancer and was likely to soon die. It was reasoned that his death would leave a power vacuum in Iran that would not easily be filled. The CIA "feared" that the Soviets might move in, so it was "critical" the U.S. begin building contacts with the Shah's opposition in Iran (most of which was rooted in Islamic fundamentalism).

The American people were told nothing.

In 1977, Brzezinski had publicly stated that he believed "Islamic fundamentalism" would provide an effective bulkwark against Communism. His reasoning, as recorded in a New York Times interview after the Iranian Revolution, was that Washington should welcome Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East since -- ideologically -- they were not "atheists" like the Soviet Communists were. This view was reaffirmed on November 7, 1979 by Carter press secretary Jody Powell, three days after 53 Americans were taken hostage in Tehran.

Brzezinski's expertise lay in the use of religion and religious cults as tools of political warfare.

Brzezinski was trained by Jesuits at McGill University in Canada. He is on record as stating that his thinking is so close to the Jesuits that he regards himself as an honorary member of their Society. By using Jesuit contacts in Eastern Europe (Brzezinski is of Polish birth), the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East, and by playing the "China Card," it was thought that Brzezinski was trying to encircle the Soviet Union with hostile, ideologically-motivated armies.

One quarter of the Soviet population was Muslim, and it was believed that by inflaming their ideologies, the Soviet Union could be effectively dismantled.

More to come soon..


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