America’s Pissing Match with Iranians needs to Stop

Let me be very clear up front, I am not a fan of the Mullahs in Iran. But let’s be fair, let’s be decent, let’s be objective …. the Mullahs are in power Iran because it was U.S. (and western) policy to topple the Shah and put the Mullahs in power. Khomeini flew into Tehran in a French government chartered Air-France jet; and there have now been numerous books that have detailed descriptions of the meeting Jimmy Carter had in Guadeloupe with the heads of government of UK, France and Germany (Callahan, D’Estain, Schmidt) where the fate of the Shah was sealed. Many of the people traveling to Iran with Khomeini had spent time in the U.S, and undergone substantial training/briefing on the plan to topple the Shah and how the new government would come to power. We’re talking Khomeini’s government senior cabinet members: Yazdi, Gotzadeh … all it turns out now were CIA operatives. Once again, the U.S. aligned with the Brits to undermine Iranian democracy … for the third time in 100 years! Iranians, we are told need to shut up, hand their resource over to Western oil companies, and appreciate Western meddling in Iranian affairs.

People have such short memories, and many have forgotten how Andrew Young, (Jimmy Carter’s U.N. Ambassador) declared that Khomeini would become Iran’s Ghandi! Yes, the Mullahs walked into Iran, with the full blessing and support of the United States and its Western Allies.

Bottom-line, once again Iranian people’s uprising for democracy and freedom was hijacked by ‘back room western deals’ to put in place an autocratic theocracy; that was part of larger plan to create an “Islamic Belt” around Soviet communism. Not long after all this, the Taliban rose opposition to the Soviets in Afghanistan with U.S. /Western backing too. Islam became a political tool of the West.

After the hostage crisis began (and the Mullahs felt betrayed by Jimmy Carter’s overtures to the toppled Shah), the Carter made several inept attempts to topple the Khomeini regime. This led to Reagan’s campaign making secret deal to protect the Mullahs in exchange for humiliating Jimmy Carter… (October Surprise) … In retaliation, Carter encouraged Saddam Hussein to invade Iran. Iran and Iraq were embroiled in an 8 year – bloody war – with over 1 million casualties. Both countries had become victims of America’s electoral games.

But it did not stop there, Reagan’s camp exploited the war to sell weapons at high profit margins – especially to Iran. And with that cash supported their buddies in Nicaragua; and brought in billions of dollars of crack cocaine to the U.S. – not only for profit, but also to put literally 10’s of millions of African Americans in jail over the subsequent 10 years, and change the electoral map in the country. Iran had become a pawn in America’s elections for a decade afterwards.

Naturally, ordinary Iranians were affected. Lives were torn apart in the process. Casualties that emerged from the war affected almost every Iranian family. Forced military draft (to support the war) resulted in huge numbers of Iranians escaping Iran to avoid the war. There are now over 5 Million Iranians permanently residing outside Iran.

But then, after the Iran-Iraq war, there was 9/11, there was the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq … and the creation of something like 20 U.S. bases in neighboring countries around Iran. The U.S. created mayhem in the region! Iran was under siege, under threat … with Afghan refugees, Iraqi refugees, …

We had the U.S. and west sell nuclear power plants to Iran, and then accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons. In fact, it was the U.S. that provided Iran with a reactor filled with plutonium for decades …and… guess what? Iran then suddenly became labeled as a nuclear pariah!! Sanctioned. What a set-up.

And to make things even worse, we had a rise of Islamic fanatics with a vision of creating a Saudi Arabian style Wahhabist state… in the form of ISIS, driving around with pick-up trucks sourced in the U.S. with one of them even having a Texan plumber’s insignia on the door)! We had the CIA funnel arms from Libya to ISIS (all clearly stated in the Hillary Benghazi hearings! We had clear evidence of ISIS being financed and supported not only by the U.S. but also U.S. allies: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and even Israel. We had ISIS rolling down the mountain threatening Iraq, Syria, the Kurds and heading to Iran. And what does the media and the U.S. administration say? It’s the Iranians that are the terrorists.

With over 5 million refugees, over 30 years, there has never – yes never – been even a single Iranian strapped with bombs in any western capital … terrorizing anyone. Oh, we’ve had Saudis, Egyptians, Emiratis, Algerians … BUT NEVER an Iranian! Never an Iranian-American, never an Iranian- Brit, never and Franco-Iranian, or an Iranian-German!!

I do not remember an Islamic-fanatics in the public sphere 50 years ago, or even 40 years-ago. Political Islam, fanatic Islam is a western created, western financed, western supported ideology and movement. It’s clearly so. There is ample evidence; and it hasn’t stopped. Last month, it was U.S. ally Erdogan who claimed ISIS was created by the U.S. – yes after the coup attempt on his government, we had Turkeys President spill the beans. But we didn’t need him to tell us, did we?

There was no issue with ‘fanatics’ in the region – until the U.S. came along and decided to use Islam as a political tool to defeat the Soviets.

My simple point is, Mr. Trump who the f* are you fooling? And why?
Iranians have paid a very high price for American political games. Americans have paid a very high price for these games. …stolen elections, drug epidemics … Who are you fooling?

And, let’s be clear your issue with Iran is with the government that the U.S. installed and has been dealing with for over 35 year (behind the scenes), not the people of Iran. There are no issues with Iranians traveling to the U.S., nor the ones with green cards, nor the refugees. It is the people of Iran, that have paid and are paying the price of U.S. government’s foolishness. If the U.S. is now strategically compromised in the region, don’t blame the people of Iran. It is Iranians that are fighting the excesses of the U.S. backed regime in Tehran, not the U.S. government. It is the U.S. government that is fully complicit in the terrorism, the humanitarian price … paid not just by the people of Iran, but Syrians, Iraqis … you name it. It is the U.S. government that is fully aligned with dictators and fanatics in the form of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi regime …Qatar, etc.

Iranian-Americans have been humiliated, attacked, undermined … by you and your Republican fanatics in their homes, at work, on the streets, in town meetings … There isn’t a single Iranian-American living in the U.S. that hasn’t been affected by this anti-Iranian rhetoric. Iranians are being called liars, cheats, terrorists … But the truth is, Mr. Trump, you are the liar (with your alternative facts), the U.S. has been funding terrorism in the region for over 30 years, the U.S. government installed and supported all the bad actors from Saddam Hussein, to Khomeini, to ISIS to Erdogan, to the Saudi Royals … you name it.

If the government in Iran is to change, it must be done by the people of Iran, not the West or its latest batch of whores (the MEK/MKO/NCRI/RAJAVIST/MONKEY, who by the way, once killed Americans and sided with Saddam Hussein against Iranians and helped gas Kurds with chemical weapons). Engaging the MEK Monkeys is a real sign of how desperate the U.S. has become. It really doesn’t get much worse that this group of vermin. They have betrayed everyone!!

Iranians need not become poor desperate refugees in Europe like the Syrians. You know full well, that a war against Iran would become a humanitarian disaster, and bears huge risks for the U.S. It is simply not in America’s interests to take on a project like this. Iranians don’t need the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy … anyone to come in and do anything inside Iran. Western involvement in the area has not been value-added. Iranians don’t need you Mr. Trump, and Iran won’t be a solution to any problem the U.S. has. It’s a small economy, a tiny population on a relative global basis … the U.S. will be fine without any connectivity with Iran. If you do a cost benefit analysis, there is virtually nothing to be gained from a pissing match – but huge risks. Maybe politically, you’ll get some votes from morons in rural Indiana, but a pissing match could escalate and lead to a massive war that won’t be good for anyone.

It’s a dumb move, and will play into America’s enemies hands. Nothing would make Europeans or Chinese happier than to see the U.S. go bankrupt in a silly war with Iran. There are huge risks here.
Sanction Iran, don’t open an embassy there, don’t trade with iran … just don’t deal with Iran. Fine. Iranians can happily and comfortably work with the Chinese etc. Iran doesn’t need to engage with the U.S. Put a red line around Iran … and leave Iranians alone. Let me repeat, Western involvement in the region has not been value-added. Iranians don’t need you Mr. Trump. You need to back off and shut up. I know it’s hard for you, but find another piece of drama for your tweets. Pick on North Korea.

Iran is for Iranians to fix. Iranians everywhere have suffered enough, leave us alone. This pissing match needs to stop.

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