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The Rise of Iran

It can be safely said, because it is true, that the past is the father of the present, and the present is the father of the future. It can also be said, that the past is the grandfather of the future. This is very true for a country called Persia, today known as the modern state of Iran. It is a big country in south West Asia with a population of around 82 million people and occupying an area of around 1.6 million square kilometers. I will address the nation of Iran from the time of Dr. Mossadegh to present.

Dr. Mossadegh was overthrown in 1953 by the C.I.A. because he nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. He was an economic nationalist, hence, he had to be overthrown. In 1945, the US inherited the non communist portion of the Earth. US foreign policy was very strongly anti-communist. The US wanted to make sure that the Middle East did not go communist. The three countries that mattered the most in Middle East were Israel, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. The foreign policy of the US in the Middle East was as follows: Israel gets whatever Israel wants, and Iran, Saudi Arabia do whatever the US wants. The majority of Iranians did not want such a policy. During the Yum Kippur War of 1973 in which Israel would have been defeated had it not been for American help, President Nixon rushed supplies to Israel or Golda Meir threatened nuclear or “Sampson option”. Yes, Israel has nuclear weapons and a delivery system that can reach any point on the Earth…

President Nixon defaulted on gold and told Iran and Saudi Arabia to increase the price of oil and that it had to be sold for dollars. The dollar then became the official currency of the world and the US achieved immense power. As one character in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” says: “You control the cash box and you control the World.” Not quite, for there are always exceptions to man made rules. There can never be violations of Nature’s Laws. He, who violates Nature’s Laws, sooner or later gets punished for it. Nemesis is always waiting. The Shah was overthrown in 1979, and the Islamic Republic was proclaimed by Imam Khomeini; Independent Iran was born. President Carter froze or nationalized one hundred billion dollars of Iranian assets in the US. Whether the US will return those assets remains to be seen.

Threats, sanctions, and embargoes against Iran followed. The excuses: Iran will develop nuclear weapons, Iran will destroy Israel, etc., etc.  But Iran continued to develop on its own.  And another truth will be stated here: self sustaining development is the true development. Do not depend on the promises of others. People, countries, individuals who believe in the promises of others become enslaved in the most devious and insidious ways possible. Just look at the countries of Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, and some parts of Asia.

The world is coalescing. Iran and Russia are becoming strategic partners. Their foreign, economic, and military policy is becoming co-ordinated. Most likely, their common policy will triumph in the Middle East. They will restore stability to Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon to the chagrin of Israel and the US. The sanctions and embargoes have failed. The Islamic Republic of Iran is restoring its former glory as Persia under the founder of the Persian Empire, Cyrus the Great. The past is the grand father of the future. Only time will tell.

 

 

The third liberation of the Ukraine

What is going on in the Ukraine is tragic. But that is nothing new for the Ukraine. In the Russian Empire of the czars, Russia and the Ukraine were one. Contrary to what western historical disinformation  claims, the Russian Empire was very tolerant towards its citizens, regardless of ethnicity or religion. Russia, being  centrally located and the largest Eurasian power, was always coveted by peripheral powers for its wealth. The predators of the West wanted to conquer Russia on many occasions, from the Teutonic Knights in 1242, the Poles in 1612, the Swedes in 1712, Napoleon in 1812, and the Germans in the First and Second World wars. They all failed. And they failed because Russia is the pivot of Eurasia, hence,the pivot of the world. Russia is an immovable force. It cannot be conquered or destroyed. The Ukraine is part of this immovable force. The Russian word for place is krai. Ukraina means to be “in the krai”. In many Slavonic languages krai also means end.

The Ukraine has been coveted by the West for its strategic position and its wealth. Some of the richest soil, water, and mineral wealth is located in there. The first enslavement  occurred in the First World War by the Germans. The Russian Bolshevik Revolution started in 1917 with the help of New York bankers. Let me explain. Russia was allied,initially, with Germany and Austria. Britain enticed Russia to join Britain and France. The enticement was this: in the case of an Allied victory, Russia would get Constantinople, the Bosporus,and the Dardanelles. The Ottoman Empire was allied with Germany. Britain never intended to keep its promise to Russia. When war started Russia advanced rapidly into Bulgaria, which was allied with Germany. Early in the war, Russian troops reached Dobruja, Bulgaria, which was only two hundred miles from Constantinople. The British panicked at the possibility that Russia would take over Constantinople. Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, organized the Gallipoli Campaign which ended in disaster; the Turks defeated them.

Under the guise of helping Russia, the Anglo-French alliance wanted to take over Constantinople so that the Russians would not get it. The New York bankers said to Britain, “Allow free immigration of Jews to Palestine and we will ensure US entry into the war.” They would entice Italy into war on the Allied side. Italy at this time was allied with Germany but neutral. They would eliminate Russia from the war. The Balfour Declaration was then proclaimed. allowing the free immigration of the Jews to Palestine. As if by magic, the US and Italy enter the war. Russia is eliminated via the Bolshevik Revolution. The Bolsheviks sign the Brest-Litovsk treaty with Germany on March 3,1918. This resulted in a much,much harsher treaty than the Allies imposed on Germany at the Treaty of Versailles. The Ukraine was placed under German protection. When Germany lost, the Bolsheviks won the civil war and the Ukraine became one of the constituent republics of a brand new country, the USSR.

The second liberation of the Ukraine occurred  during the Second World War. When Germany invaded the USSR on June 22,1941, the Ukraine was occupied and exploited. Many Ukrainians under Stjepan Bandera joined Hitler. By 1945, the Ukraine was liberated and enlarged.

The third liberation of the Ukraine is going on right now. A civil war is going on in the country. A legally elected government was overthrown by the Kiev junta supported by the West, especially the US. It was assumed it would be so easy. What a false assumption! Crimea rejoined Russia freely very recently after having been gifted to the Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Hrushchov, (who by the way was Ukrainian). Novorussia rebelled. Suppression occurred in both Odessa and Kharkov. The partisan activity is very strong in these areas. Economically, the Ukraine is collapsing, a first world country devolving into a third world country. The war so far has gone badly. The Kiev junta violates the Minsk Two agreements. War will resume any moment. Junta forces have strengthened. The status quo cannot continue. The junta will not negotiate with Novorussia. When war resumes, it will be a sight to behold.  Ukrainians and the Ukrainian Army will rebel. They will join Novorussian forces on the march to Kiev. The Kiev Junta leadership with dual citizenship will run like jack rabbits to save their skin. Many will be caught and brought to trial and punished. The Ukraine will join the Eurasian Customs Union. The West will lose. It will be an epochal change. Only time will tell.