The US and Britain are already at war with Iran, have been
at war with Iran for a number of years now and are funding
anti-Iranian terrorist groups inside Iran in preparation
for the fallout that will occur after overt military action
Not my words, the words of high ranking CIA
officials, Defense department officials, former UN officials
and retired US air force Colonels.
Iran's state news agency, IRNA today listed
five previous violations of Iranian territory by British
June 2004: An unmanned reconnaissance plane violated
Iranian airspace in northeastern Abadan and was hit by
Iranian anti-aircraft guns.
June 22, 2004: Eight navy personnel in three speed
boats entered Iranian territorial waters and were arrested
by Iranian coast guards; the arrested were released after
November 1, 2006: Two helicopters, hovering at a height
of 150 meters (492 feet), violated Iranian airspace for
a total of 10 minutes.
January 27, 2007: A helicopter violated Iranian airspace
over the mouth of the Arvand river and left the area after
a warning from Iranian coast guards.
February 28, 2007: Three navy boats entered Iranian
territorial waters in the mouth of Khor Mousa.
Can we believe Iranian state news? Is Britain and/or the
US engaging in covert intelligence gathering in Iran? The
answer is we don't have to believe Iranian state news because
it is a well established fact that a covert intelligence
war is already being waged with Iran and has been ongoing
for many years now.
In an article entitled The
US war with Iran has already begun, written back
in June 2005, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, Scott
Ritter, addressed this very issue and described how intelligence
gathering, direct action and the mobilizing of indigenous
opposition is all being carried out already by CIA backed
US special forces.
As with Iraq, the president has paved the way for
the conditioning of the American public and an all-too-compliant
media to accept at face value the merits of a regime change
policy regarding Iran, linking the regime of the Mullah's
to an "axis of evil" (together with the newly
"liberated" Iraq and North Korea), and speaking
of the absolute requirement for the spread of "democracy"
to the Iranian people.
But Americans, and indeed much of the rest of the
world, continue to be lulled into a false sense of complacency
by the fact that overt conventional military operations
have not yet commenced between the United States and Iran.
As such, many hold out the false hope that an extension
of the current insanity in Iraq can be postponed or prevented
in the case of Iran. But this is a fool's dream.
The reality is that the US war with Iran has already
begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil
are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more
The violation of a sovereign nation's airspace is
an act of war in and of itself. But the war with Iran has
gone far beyond the intelligence-gathering phase.
President Bush has taken advantage of the sweeping
powers granted to him in the aftermath of 11 September 2001,
to wage a global war against terror and to initiate several
covert offensive operations inside Iran.
Ritter goes on to describe how Iranian opposition groups,
including the well known right-wing terrorist organization
known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), once run by Saddam Hussein's
dreaded intelligence services, but now working exclusively
for the CIA's Directorate of Operations, are carrying out
remote bombings in Iran of the sort that the Bush administration
condemns on a daily basis inside Iraq.
He also describes how to the north, in neighbouring Azerbaijan,
the US military is preparing a base of operations for a
massive military presence that will foretell a major land-based
campaign designed to capture Tehran.
Ritter is not alone in his assertions.
During an interview on CNN a year ago, retired U.S. Air
Force Colonel Sam Gardiner claimed that U.S. military operations
were already 'underway' inside Iran.
"I would say -- and this may shock some -- I think
the decision has been made and military operations are under
way," Col. Gardiner told CNN International anchor Jim
"The secretary point is, the Iranians have been saying
American military troops are in there, have been saying
it for almost a year," Gardiner said. "I was in
Berlin two weeks ago, sat next to the ambassador, the Iranian
ambassador to the IAEA. And I said, 'Hey, I hear you're
accusing Americans of being in there operating with some
of the units that have shot up revolution guard units.'
He said, quite frankly, 'Yes, we know they are. We've captured
some of the units, and they've confessed to working with
the Americans,'" said the retired Air Force colonel.
The full seven minute CNN segment can be viewed below:
Around the same time that Gardiner revealed this, RAW
story ran an exclusive, which also revealed that, according
to counterintelligence officials, covert operations were
underway that included CIA co-option and use of right wing
“We disarmed [the MEK] of major weapons but not small
arms. [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld was pushing
to use them as a military special ops team, but policy infighting
between their camp and Condi, but she was able to fight
them off for a while,” said the intelligence official.
According to still another intelligence source, the policy
infighting ended last year when Donald Rumsfeld, under pressure
from Vice President Cheney, came up with a plan to “convert”
the MEK by having them simply quit their organization.
“These guys are nuts,” this intelligence source
said. “Cambone and those guys made MEK members swear
an oath to Democracy and resign from the MEK and then our
guys incorporated them into their unit and trained them.”
The MEK were notorious in Iraq, indeed, Saddam Hussein
himself had used the MEK for acts of terror against non-Sunni
Muslims and had assigned domestic security detail to the
MEK as a way of policing dissent among his own people. It
was under the guidance of MEK ‘policing’ that
Iraqi citizens who were not Sunni were routinely tortured,
attacked and arrested.
The Just last month after a bombing inside Iran, the London
Telegraph also reported on how a high ranking CIA official
has blown the whistle on the fact that America is secretly
funding terrorist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure
on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear programme.
The claims were backed by Fred Burton, a former US state
department counter-terrorism agent, who said: "The
latest attacks inside Iran fall in line with US efforts
to supply and train Iran's ethnic minorities to destabilise
the Iranian regime."
John Pike, the head of the influential Global Security
think tank in Washington, said: "The activities of
the ethnic groups have hotted up over the last two years
and it would be a scandal if that was not at least in part
the result of CIA activity."
If this all sounds a little familiar, it's because it is.
The fact is that the US has a long history of provocation
and covert action inside Iran.
The In 1953 the CIA and MI6 carried out Operation Ajax
(officially TP-AJAX), a covert operation by the United Kingdom
and the United States to remove the democratically
elected nationalist cabinet of Iranian Prime Minister
Mohammed Mossadegh from power, to support the Pahlavi dynasty
and consolidate the power of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in order
to preserve the Western control of Iran's hugely lucrative
In planning the operation, the CIA organized a guerrilla
force incase the communist Tudeh Party seized power as a
result of the chaos created by Operation Ajax. According
to formerly “Top Secret” documents released
by the National Security Archive, Undersecretary of State
Walter Bedell Smith reported that the CIA had reached an
agreement with Qashqai tribal leaders in southern Iran to
establish a clandestine safe haven from which U.S.-funded
guerrillas and intelligence agents could operate.
The conspiracy centered around having the increasingly
impotent Shah dismiss the powerful Prime Minister Mossadegh
and replace him with General Fazlollah Zahedi, a choice
agreed on by the British and Americans after careful examination
for his likeliness to be pro-British.
Zahedi was installed to succeed Prime Minister Mossadegh.
The deposed Mossadegh was arrested, given a show trial,
and condemned to death. The Shah commuted this sentence
to solitary confinement for three years in a military prison,
followed by house arrest for life.
“If there had not been a military coup, there would
not have been 25 years of the Shah’s brutal regime,
there would not have been a revolution in 1979 and a government
of clerics,” Ibrahim Yazdi, a former foreign minister
and leading member of a political party that traces its
origins to Mossadegh’s National Front, told the Christian
Science Monitor on the 50th anniversary of the coup and
installation of the Shah. “Now it seems that the Americans
are pushing towards the same direction again. That shows
they have not learned anything from history.”
“For many Iranians, the coup was a tragedy from which
their country has never recovered. Perhaps because Mossadegh
represents a future denied, his memory has approached myth,”
De Luce writes for the Guardian. “Beyond Iran,
America remains deeply resented for siding with authoritarian
rule in the region.”
Alex Jones's latest film Terrorstorm
covers the ousting of Mossadegh in depth.
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After the Iranian revolution in 1979, the US again found
itself sparring with Iran. Again we find a history of provocation
and aggression. In particular, a fierce assault known as
Operation Praying Mantis, is renowned. The operation began
after a US warship had entered mined Iranian territorial
waters in the Persian Gulf.
On April 14 1988, the guided missile frigate USS
Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while sailing in the Persian
Gulf as part of Operation Earnest Will, the 1987-88 convoy
missions in which U.S. warships escorted reflagged Kuwaiti
oil tankers to protect them from Iranian attacks. The
explosion put a 25-foot hole in the Roberts' hull and
nearly sank it. But the crew saved their ship with no
loss of life, and Roberts was towed to Dubai on April
After the mining, U.S. Navy divers recovered other
mines in the area. When the serial numbers were found
to match those of mines seized along with the Iran Ajr
the previous September, U.S. military officials planned
a retaliatory operation against Iranian targets in the
The battle, the largest for American surface forces
since World War II, sank two Iranian warships and as
many as six armed speedboats. It also marked the first surface-to-surface
missile engagement in U.S. Navy history.
The US also attacked and destroyed several Iranian oil
platforms in a full out military assault. At the time the
Sun Times reported:
U.S. naval forces on Monday attacked Iranian targets
in the Persian Gulf to show the Iranians that "if
they threaten us, they'll pay a price," President
In fighting conducted over nine hours, the U.S. forces
knocked out two Iranian oil platforms, and then sank or
disabled a fast-attack missile patrol boat, two frigates,
and three speedboats when Iran attempted to fight back.
Note Reagan's comments. Hence the name 'Operation Praying
Mantis' was a reference to the fanning of the wings used
to make the mantis seem larger and to scare the opponent.
On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice
dismissed Iran's claim for reparation against the United
States for breach of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the
two countries. The court also dismissed a counter-claim
by the United States, also for reparation for breach of
the same treaty. As part of its finding the court did note
that "the actions of the United States of America against
Iranian oil platforms on 19 October 1987 (Operation Nimble
Archer) and 18 April 1988 (Operation Praying Mantis) cannot
be justified as measures necessary to protect the essential
security interests of the United States of America."
The fallout of Praying Mantis also resulted in the U.S.
Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes shooting down
an Iranian civilian commercial airliner, Iran
air flight 665, between Bandar Abbas and Dubai, killing
all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 38 non-Iranians
and 66 children. The Vincennes was inside Iranian territorial
waters at the time of the shoot-down.
The On the morning of July 3, the Vincennes crossed into
Iranian territorial waters during clashes with Iranian gunboats.
Earlier in the day, the Vincennes - along with Iranian gunboats
- had similarly violated Omani waters until challenged by
an Omani warship.
According to the U.S. government, the Iranian aircraft
was mistakenly identified as an attacking military fighter.
The Iranian government, however, maintains that the Vincennes
knowingly shot down a civilian aircraft.
According to the Iranian government, the shooting down
of IR 655 by the Vincennes was an intentionally performed
and unlawful act. Even if there was a mistaken identification,
which Iran has not accepted, it argues that this constituted
gross negligence and recklessness amounting to an international
crime, not an accident.
Newsweek reporters John Barry and Roger Charles wrote that
Rogers acted recklessly and without due care. Their report
accused the U.S. government of a cover-up. An analysis of
the events by the International Strategic Studies Association
described the deployment of an Aegis cruiser in the zone
as irresponsible and felt that the expense of the ship had
played a major part in the setting of a low threshold for
George H.W. Bush, at the time Vice President said "I
will never apologize for the United States of America —
I don't care what the facts are" in reference to the
It took four years for the US administration to admit
officially that the USS Vincennes was in Iranian waters
when the skirmish took place with the Iranian gunboats.
Subsequent investigations have accused the US military of
waging a covert war against Iran in support of Iraq. In
February 1996 the US agreed to pay Iran $61.8 million in
compensation for the 248 Iranians killed, plus the cost
of the aircraft and legal expenses.
So we see that Britain and the US have a long history of covert
action against and provocation of Iran in their bid to aggressively
control the region. Nothing has changed. These facts and past
precedents are exactly the reason why we should be questioning
our own governments on the authenticity
of the current seizure of the British marines by Iran.
Our governments have continually violated Iranian territory covertly
for decades and then covered up the fact.
In January Republican Congressman and 2008 Presidential
Paul stated that he feared a staged Gulf
of Tonkin style incident may be used to provoke air
strikes on Iran as numerous factors collide to heighten
expectations that America may soon be embroiled in its third
war in six years.
Just last month former National Security Advisor and founding
member of the Trilateral Commission Zbigniew
Brzezinski also tacitly warned that an attack on Iran
could be launched following a staged provocation.
During a BBC Newsnight feature story this week, it was
demonstrated that the Iranian footage of the capture of
the British sailors was in large part likely faked and the
commentators all but suggested the entire incident was staged
or at least constituted "gross negligence" on
behalf of the British.
Former British Ambassador Craig Murray and others are highlighting
the fact that the maritime border between Iraq and Iran
is contested, and the British have essentially manufactured
a border to make it appear as if HMS Cornwall was within
Iraqi territorial waters. The mainstream media has uniformly
failed to address this issue.
It seems that we are once again witnessing the unfolding
of ongoing covert military action by our governments against
(whether you agree with it or not) a democratically elected
foreign government in Iran.