War with Iran is inevitable at this stage and we’re seeing a lot of correlations that led to the Iraq War back in 2003. I’m sure some of you remember three huge factors that really stood out that led to the second US invasion of Iraq.
While I was only in the fifth and sixth grades at the time, I clearly remember our teachers telling us about:
1) Iraq’s supposed possessions of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
2) Lies of terrorist training camps all around us which is much like we see these days anytime ISIS takes responsibility for a global attack.
3) The Anthrax scare.
Each of these events occurred shortly after 9/11 between September 18th, 2001, and the beginning stages of the war on March 20th, 2003.
Iranian Events to Keep an Eye On
Now, let’s take a look at what Iran has been accused of who had even verbally taken responsibility for.
1) The attack on two oil tankards in the Gulf of Oman, in which the Japanese disputed the US’ claim that the ship was hit by a torpedo. Instead, the Japanese stated a missile impaled the ship.
2) The downing of a US drone flying either in Iranian waters or International, depending on which version of the story one has heard and to this day, it can’t be confirmed whether the US is telling the truth or Iran is telling the truth. However, Iran did take responsibility for the downing of the drone and as of June 24th warned the US that it will shoot down more drones if they come close to Iranian waters.
Again, we really can’t confirm either side of the story, but I’m more likely in the Iran-crowd here simply because I believe if Iran wanted to lie about this, they would’ve blamed someone else, such as the notorious MEK of responsibility, so they get a few points here.
I can make the case that it is, simply because if another country such as Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, or anyone the US is on rocky terms with would’ve shot a drone of theirs down if it came anywhere close to our waters in the Atlantic, Pacific, or the Gulf of Mexico.
Again, National Security Advisor John Bolton would’ve fired a missile to shoot down an Iranian drone himself if it as much as left Iranian mainland.
Who’s the Real Threat?
Our history classes in public school, or at least my history classes between the years 2003 and 2009 spoke of one major event that “proved” Iran is and has always been a threat to US national security, and that is the 1979 Iranian Revolution which I’m sure some of you recall fifty-two US hostages were held at the US embassy in Tehran for 444 days.
However, many of our government schools tend to “forget” to tell us about an event that occurred twenty-six years earlier when the CIA and British MI6 overthrew the democratically elected Iranian government and reinstituted the brutal Shah.
If you haven’t learned about the US-UK-led coup against the Iranian government in 1953, this might pique your interest and even influence your opinion on Iran.
Here’s the original story.
The 1953 coup, known as Operation Ajax, was primarily (you guessed it) about oil. For decades, the West controlled the region’s oil wealth. Firms like Arabian-American Oil, now known as Saudi Aramco, a state-owned enterprise headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Anglo-Iranian Oil, which has morphed into British Petroleum, held an iron claw on Iranian oil fields.
The US and Saudi Arabia would reach an agreement to split oil revenues evenly in 1950 due to Saudi pressure, Iran sought to do the same with the UK, only the UK refused to cooperate with Tehran.
As a result, elected leader Mohamed Mossadegh nationalized Iran’s oil industry, leading to preliminary talks with the US to overthrow Mossadegh and reinstitute Iran’s Shah.
The coup was first attempted on August 15th, 1953, but Mossadegh deflected the attempt and arrested dozens of Iranian co-conspirators, leading to the CIA to call off the believed-to-be failed coup.
In a cable that was declassified in 2017, a CIA statement read, “Operation has been tried and failed and we should not participate in any operation against Mossadegh which could be traced back to the US.”
However, the US’ top officer in Iran, Kermit Roosevelt, decided to ignore this statement that was sent by cable.
According to Malcolm Byrne, director of the US-Iranian Relations Project, Roosevelt stated, “No-we’re not done here.”
On August 19th, with “rented” crowds the CIA reportedly arranged (you will see these often mentioned in Lord of Columbia) the coup succeeded. Mossadegh was jailed and the Western-backed puppet Monarchy led by the Shah returned.
Despite this, BP still faced nationalist push back in Iran and the British were eventually forced to split even profits with Iran.
One man I want you all to remember in this coup is someone by the name of Allen Dulles, whose name will actually pop up later on in another article of mine and his involvement in a particular Rothschild-backed company that also involves the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, so stay tuned for that.
1979 Iranian Revolution
One aspect from the 1953 Operation Ajax is certain. The Western-backed policies of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi were seen as brutal, corrupt, and illegitimate.
The Shah’s criticisms ranged from his preference of favoring Western nations like the US and Britain, as well as the cracking down of dissenters by his own secret police.
Following a boom-bust cycle of economic prosperity to hardship in 1977 where mass inflation caused spikes in unemployment for the troubled nation, protesters finally gained the courage and took to the streets.
One of the Shah’s greatest critics was future Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, whom the former later arrested and exiled in 1963. The Shah’s White Revolution, however, became subject to more criticism due to Ruhollah’s outspokenness, stating it broke with Shia Islamic traditions that Iran is known for and served western interests.
Taped versions of Ruhollah’s speeches became available to the public and in 1978, the protests had officially turned into a revolution, forcing the Shah to flee the country, officially ending 2,000+ years of Persian Monarchy.
Soon after, Ruhollah returned to Iran and was appointed interim Prime Minister.
Source: Iran 1979: Anatomy of a Revolution
1988 Shooting Down of Iran Air Flight 655
If you learned about this one in school, you had a wonderful teacher. For intents and purposes, I’m using a mainstream source in this article, just to show that the US Navy’s shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655 is not what those in many circles will call ‘fake news.’
First, a little bit of background.
In 1980, the US-sponsored Saddam Hussein and an Iraqi invasion into Iran, presumptively for a variety of reasons but bear in mind, this is shortly after Ruhollah became the now Islamic Republic of Iran’s first Supreme Leader.
From 1980 to 1988, the Iraqis wished to annex the Khuzestan Province of Iran and Iran wished to topple then-the Western-backed government of Saddam Hussein.
On July 3rd, 1988 the USS Vincennes was exchanging fire with Iran ships in the Persian Gulf. At the same time, Iran Air Flight 655 took off from Bandar Abbas International Airport. The Vincennes saw the passenger flight and fired upon it, the main story stating it mistook the flight for a military aircraft, killing all 290 passengers on board.
While those in the US, particularly the CIA saw this as an accident, Tehran acted differently, believing the event to be purposeful.
While evidence points that the shooting down of the aircraft easily could’ve been incidental, this tragedy took place during 1) a skirmish between the Vincennes and Iranian ships, and 2) during the final stages of the Iran-Iraq War, whereas again the US-sponsored and supported Iraq during the war’s eight years.
This really makes me think of the first article I wrote in the 100+ Years of False Flags Series, where the Germans reportedly opened fire on the RMS Lusitania, sinking the ship and killing most of the passengers and crew on board. While it has been proven that the Lusitania held military supplies in route to a British military base, recall that the German embassy warned 50 American newspapers of its presence in the Atlantic.
Whether German torpedoes hit the ship or if it was really a result of secondary explosions of munitions the ship was really carrying, the US and its allies took this as a purposeful attack to enter the war two years later against Germany, so the double-standard of the US looking to accuse Iran of aggression in its home territory after a passenger plane had been shot down just doesn’t add up.
Who is the Real Threat to Peace?
Political hardliners in Iran to this day often cite Iran Flight 655 as committed to destroying the Islamic Republic of Iran and will stop at nothing to accomplish this goal.
With Donald Trump’s backing out of the 2015 Nuclear Deal with Iran, plus Secretary of State and John Bolton’s claims without solid evidence of Iranian wrongdoing, and the fact the US has dozens of military bases surrounding Iranian military and mainland while holding a presence in the Persian Gulf, we can’t really blame Iran for seeing the US as a rogue threat.
Think back for a moment to 1770s Colonial America. What did the American Colonists think of the British, who increasingly a) sanctioned colonists via taxation without representation in Parliament and b) when the Americans refused to cooperate, they ended up sending military forces into the Colonies to enforce such harsh laws.
Why then, is it “okay” when America does the same thing to anyone it deems an enemy of national interests? It isn’t, and there shouldn’t be a double standard when it comes to foreign relations with other nations. As for me, until Iran places its bases in Canada and Mexico and has warships patrolling the Atlantic and Pacific, just beyond US territory, the nation poses zero threat to peace.
Relation to Lord of Columbia
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Lord of Columbia is an allegory of the complete history of the United States, just told in a modern-day, urban fantasy and borderline sci-fi take, much in the same way that George Lucas constructed Star Wars which if you read about and watch the movies carefully, the Saga is an allegory of US foreign policy itself.
Starting with Raven’s Flock, Book I in Trilogy II, the reader will uncover many correlations between US-Iranian relations, as the Columbian government uses its propaganda to motivate the masses into intervening in nations called Persia (Iran), Sovia (Russia), and Damasca (Syria), all at the urging of a nation called Nazarah (Israel).
A Gaian War may just be on the horizon, and real-life influences taken from US foreign relations over the past century played a massive role in my constructing of the plot in Episode IV, Raven’s Flock.