Britain Exposes America’s Embrace of Iran
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On June 3rd 2016, the BBC reported that there was a secret deal between Ayatollah Khomeini and the US Jimmy Carter administration. The BBC report provides an in depth account on how Khomeini negotiated his return to Iran with the Americans. Reacting to the BBC report, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “Britain has always been hostile to us.” He dismissed the report as fake. Despite denials from Khamenei, the report raises some interesting points, and questions the loyalty and the independence of Iranian regime.
To many observers of regional politics, Iran’s interference in Lebanon, Yemen, Syria and Iraq is proof that Tehran is in cohorts with Washington shaping and serving American interests. However, literature that underpins the history of this satanic cooperation is in short supply and not readily accessible. One has to sift through books and periodicals to understand the Iranian-American nexus that was forged almost forty years ago. The BBC report is not only a timely reminder about this clandestine cooperation but it also has an ulterior motive.
The BBC report reveals that US Deputy National Security Advisor David Aaron told his boss Zbigniew Brzezinski on January 9, 1979: “The best that can result, in my view, is a military coup against Bakhtiar and then a deal struck between the military and Khomeini that finally pushes the Shah out of power.” The report further adds that Khomeini assured the US that after the Shah’s dismissal oil flow would not be interrupted. Khomeini also told the Americans that he favored relations with the US and opposed atheist Russia. On Khomeini’s arrival to Tehran in 1979, the report notes that the US ambassador remarked, “Sounds like military have come around to accepting Khomeini arrival and are prepared to cooperate with Islamic movement as long as constitutional norms be respected.” America planned the Islamic revolution in Iran because this was consistent with Brzezinski’s overall plan to use both Sunni and Shias in its quest to defeat the Soviet Union.
The character and purpose of the Iranian regime remains unchanged to this day. After the Iranian nuclear deal in July 2015, Iran has become more aggressive in safeguarding American interests in the region. Tehran supports Assad with money and men, fully backs the Houthis in Yemen with weapons and in Iraq collaborates with the Americans to contain the Sunni and Shia revolts against the Iraqi government. So the question arises, why has the BBC chosen to publish such a report?
Britain’s main fear lies in Iran’s continued interference in the GCC and elsewhere eventually overwhelming her agents to compete effectively. This also explains the strong rebuke from Khamenei towards the BBC.
Four decades on from the Iranian revolution, Muslims—whether Sunni or Shia—are manipulated by Western powers to protect their interests. The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,
«لَا يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ»
“The Muslim should be sharp so that he is not stung from the same hole twice.”
Muslims have been let down by the Iranian regime several times and the most glaring example of the regime betrayal is that Tehran did not lift its finger to help fellow Shias fighting the American occupation in Karbala and Najaf. The time has come for the Muslims of Iran to remove the evil regime that has co-operated with the great Satan for far too long.
Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
“Oh you have Iman, answer the call of Allah and his messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.”
(Surah Al Anfal:8)
Abdul Majeed Bhaati – Pakistan
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The writer of the above article has a personalized opinion and had chosen the the excerpts of other opined articles to enforce his own wishful ideas as the factuity. However, the other events that happened negate the “opinionated facts”.
“ On November 4, 1979, Iranian students seized the embassy and detained more than 50 Americans, ranging from the Chargé d’Affaires to the most junior members of the staff, as hostages for 444 days.” Was this humiliation of American might was part of the deal as envisaged by the original writer?
Operation Eagle Claw:
“Operation Eagle Claw (Persian: عملیات طبس) (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was aUnited States Armed Forces operation ordered by US President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the Embassy of the United States, Tehran on 24 April 1980. Its failure, and the humiliating public debacle that ensued, damaged US prestige worldwide. Carter himself blamed his loss in the 1980 US presidential election mainly on his failure to win the release of U.S. hostages held captive in Iran.[
Again, was this part of the deal agreed upon and that it costed Jimmy Carter his defeat in the next Presidential Election???
A long and hardest prolonged sanction on Iran that almost crippled its economy. Was this also part of the deal?
The writer has a right to stick to his shortsightedness, but I think he should write on bigger canvas keeping in mind all pros and cons. Yes, it is now, the 2016, the game has changed. USA has almost lifted all sanctions imposed on Iran. USA is behind India-Iran pact for development of Chabahar port (though a futile attempt to lessen the importance of Gwadar Port as Chabahar port will only link India-Iran-Afghanistan). Why this clear shift in American policy? The game changers are : One ISIS (Iranian Militias are now fighting with Daesh in Iraq under the air cover of Americans). And Two, the all out fear of China who is going to capture Middle East, North African and European markets through Gwadar.
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All I can say that even the enemies of Ali ibne Abi Talib used Holy Quran to fight against him during his rightful rule.
Quoting him from one of his sermons during the battle of Siffin, I will follow his advice as below:
"you should say,
"O' Allah! save our blood and their blood, produce reconciliation between us and them, and lead them out of their misguidance so that he who is ignorant of the truth may know it, and he who inclines towards rebellion and revolt may turn away from it.""