Why is the US targeting Iran? An abundance of reasons

by Jim Fetzer


The situation with Iran is completely absurd–unless there is a hidden motive. Iran poses no military threat to the United States. Iran has not attacked any other country for more than 300 years. It has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. It allows inspectors. In 2007, 16 US intel agencies converged in the opinion that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons–an opinion they reaffirmed in 2011. The Supreme Leader of Iran has declared, “Nuclear energy for all; nuclear weapons for none”, which is the policy of the nation. Whatever the motive for targeting Iran, it is not the development of nukes.

If the issue were the possession of nuclear weapons, then we should be looking in another direction. Israel has 200-600 or more of these little beauties. Israel has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel will not allow inspectors. Israel runs the largest concentration camp in the world in Palestine–and is known for the brutality of its treatment of the Palestinian people, where Israel Defense Forces are known for their practice of randomly shooting young Palestinian children. If there is a nuclear threat in the Middle East, that threat comes from Israel, not Iran.

Moreover, one country appears to be using nuclear weapons in the Middle East, which is not Iran but the United States.  Dr. Christopher Busby, an expert on connections between cancer and birth-defects in relation to the use of nuclear weapons, has concluded, based upon his study of anomalies in Fallujah, that the US has deployed a new type of nuclear weapon, probably a neutron bomb, in Iraq. While he came to the region in the expectation that he would discover the birth defects that have become so prevalent there–where 75% of live births suffer from serious genetic abnormalities–was from the use of depleted uranium weapons, what he found was far more alarming:  they were caused, not by DU, but by enriched uranium from the use of a new class of weapons.


Since Israel has a vast stockpile and Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, any concerns about them ought to be directed at Israel, not Iran.  A more likely explanation, therefore, is that the peaceful development of nuclear energy is the real problem, where Iran has the potential to produce nuclear fuel rods at a fraction of the cost of those produced by the US nuclear energy industry.  This consideration is not even mentioned much less discussed in the mass media in the United States, even though, upon reflection, the US industry must be panic-stricken over the prospect that Iran is virtually certain to dominate the global marked for nuclear fuel rods and drive the US industry to bankruptcy.  But there may be yet another consideration that makes an even greater difference, which also related to energy and has nothing to do with oil.

The Stirling Engine

A friend of mine wrote me today telling me that, “about 50 years ago, I knew an Iranian student in college and he told me this big ‘secret’ his country was working on, he said it was a stirling engine, no intake and no exhaust, would run from any heat source, he said it would run if you just pissed on it—point is, Iran is so far ahead in development of this engine technology that no one can compete with them, so, I guess their economy has to be destroyed, otherwise they would be the leading energy provider for the world.”

The suggestion sounds a bit far-fetched until you appreciate that, as he explained, gasoline engines are 30% efficient, at best, meaning 70% of heat is lost.  Stirling engines are 90% plus efficient from any fuel and can use solar, gasoline, diesel, coal, LP gas, steam or thermal water deposits and even cooling towers from nuclear plants.  Iran’s focus on this technology caught the west flatfooted and not energy competitive, a very big no, no. . . . In brief, the stirling engine concept would free the world from ‘oil’ dependence and make Iran the major player in the world’s energy market–a big, big problem for the west.

Indeed, what he has told me is borne out even by entries in commonplace sources such as Wikipedia:

Main article: Regenerative heat exchanger

In a Stirling engine, the regenerator is an internal heat exchanger and temporary heat store placed between the hot and cold spaces such that the working fluid passes through it first in one direction then the other. Its function is to retain within the system that heat which would otherwise be exchanged with the environment at temperatures intermediate to the maximum and minimum cycle temperatures,[11] thus enabling the thermal efficiency of the cycle to approach the limiting Carnot efficiency defined by those maxima and minima.

The primary effect of regeneration in a Stirling engine is to increase the thermal efficiency by ‘recycling’ internal heat which would otherwise pass through the engine irreversibly. As a secondary effect, increased thermal efficiency yields a higher power output from a given set of hot and cold end heat exchangers. It is these which usually limit the engine’s heat throughput. In practice this additional power may not be fully realized as the additional “dead space” (unswept volume) and pumping loss inherent in practical regenerators reduces the potential efficiency gains from regeneration.

The design challenge for a Stirling engine regenerator is to provide sufficient heat transfer capacity without introducing too much additional internal volume (‘dead space’) or flow resistance. These inherent design conflicts are one of many factors which limit the efficiency of practical Stirling engines. A typical design is a stack of fine metal wire meshes, with low porosity to reduce dead space, and with the wire axes perpendicular to the gas flow to reduce conduction in that direction and to maximize convective heat transfer.[12]

The regenerator is the key component invented by Robert Stirling and its presence distinguishes a true Stirling engine from any other closed cycle hot air engine. Many small ‘toy’ Stirling engines, particularly low-temperature difference (LTD) types, do not have a distinct regenerator component and might be considered hot air engines, however a small amount of regeneration is provided by the surface of displacer itself and the nearby cylinder wall, or similarly the passage connecting the hot and cold cylinders of an alpha configuration engine.

Further substantiation–albeit indirect–comes from the extensive array of CCGT power plants, which appear to incorporate stirling engines in their towers. Notice the absence of the kinds of cooling units ordinarily associated with power plants, where these instead are designed to capture energy to an extent that they are neither needed nor desired:

By designating Iran as a “terrorist state”, the US is not legally bound to recognizes its patents and legal claims to its own inventions. If there is a bombing of Iran, you can bet it will be on these CCGT power plants rather than on any alleged “nuclear facilities”. This is another case of “big lies” coming from the American government to benefit the profit margins of US corporations.

An Abundance of Reasons

What this alternative provides is another explanation that goes beyond what we have been told by our own government–which, of course, is hardly surprising, since it lies about everything of importance, from the assassination to JFK to the atrocities of 9/11 to the fabricated events of Aurora and Sandy Hook. Were I to enumerate a list of reasons why the US continues to target Iran, even though it poses no military risk, especially from nuclear weapons, then the most important considerations would appear to be:

(1) that Iran abandoned the petro-dollar for trade in multiple currencies, which has been described as a “weapon of mass destruction of a very different kind“, of which the American public only dimly grasps:

It began in 2005, when Iran announced it would form its own International Oil Bourse (IOB), the first phase of which opened in 2008. The IOB is an international exchange that allows international oil, gas, and petroleum products to be traded using a basket of currencies other than the U.S. dollar. Then in November 2007 at a major OPEC meeting, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for a “credible and good currency to take over U.S. dollar’s role and to serve oil trades”. He also called the dollar “a worthless piece of paper.” The following month, Iran—consistently ranked as either the third or fourth biggest oil producer in the world—announced that it had requested all payments for its oil be made in currencies other than dollars.

The latest round of U.S. sanctions targets countries that do business with Iran’s Central Bank, which, combined with the U.S. and EU oil embargoes, should in theory shut down Iran’s ability to export oil and thus force it to abandon its nuclear program by crippling its economy. But instead, Iran is successfully negotiating oil sales via accepting gold, individual national currencies like China’s renmimbi, and direct bartering.

Other countries that have abandoned the petro-dollar have also not fared well in their relations with the United States, including Iraq in late 2000 and Libya introduced the gold dinar in 2011.  It isn’t rocket science to infer that our invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the bombing of Libya have followed in their wake:

Since gold yuan coinage was announced by China, talks about the gold standard had been brought up in the Middle East. The main initiator of  non-payment in dollars and euros is the Leader and Guide of the Revolution in Libya, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. He called on Arab and African world to adopt a single current – the gold dinar.

On this financial basis, Colonel Gaddafi offered to create a single African state with Arab and Black African population numbering 200 million people. The idea of creating a single gold currency and uniting the countries of Africa into one powerful federal system has been actively supported during the last year by a number of Arabic and almost all African states. Democracy-infested South Africa and the Arab League were opposed to the idea.

The US and the EU reacted very negatively to such a initiative. According to a French Zio “president” Sarkozy, “the Libyans have set on the financial security of mankind.” Repeated calls by the Leader of the Libyan Revolution yields some results: Gaddafi has made more and more steps aimed at creating a United Africa.

Two false arguments have been invented to cover up the true reason for the present Zio-Christian Crusade against Libya: officially – “to defend human rights” and unofficially – an attempt to steal oil from the Libyan people. Both of these arguments do not hold up to scrutiny.  The truth is that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi decided to repeat the attempts by French General de Gaulle to abandon the use of U.S. junk paper money called “dollars” and return to gold, i.e. he attempts to attack the chief power of modern parasitic Zio Democracy – the banking system.

(2) that Iran threatens the US nuclear energy industry with its potential to produce nuclear fuel rods at a fraction of the cost and is expected to dominate the international market is one dimension of the energy threat, where the development of the stirling engine appears to represent another.  If my friend is right in what he has told me, then the situation is as hypocritical as it could possibly be, because the threat is not remotely military but rather economic, where the benefits that may come to the world from emancipation from its dependents upon gas and oil poses the most serious kind of threat that the gas and oil industry has ever known.  Just as Gaddafi was benefitting the people of Libya and promoting the best interests of the African continent, Iran has the potential to benefit the people of the world–but at immense cost to the profit margin of the gas and oil industry, which suggests the real reasons why the US is targeting Iran.

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a journalist and editor for Veterans Today.

Jim Fetzer

A former Marine Corps officer, Jim Fetzer has published widely on the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality.McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he has also conducted extensive research into the assassination of JFK, the events of 9/11, and the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone.

The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, his latest books include The Evolution of Intelligence (2005), The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007), Render Unto Darwin (2007), and The Place of Probability in Science (2010).

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12 Responses to "Why is the US targeting Iran? An abundance of reasons"

  1. LOB2065  February 23, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Great article.

    Yes this is largely about the petrodollar. Around 80% of the Middle Eastern imports come from the EU compared to 30% coming from the US, the countries in the Middle East would like to pay for their goods in euros and the EU countries would like to pay for their oil in euros.

    China is about to become the number one economy in the world and they are already paying for their oil from Russia and Iran in yuan. Many developing countries do not want to hold US dollars, they would like to buy their oil using their own currencies or the euro or yuan.

    The Saudis, the main country that signed the petrodollar deal, are always going to go with the highest bidder which is soon going to be China.

    The US was hoping that both China and India would dump Iran as an oil supplier so that the US could go in a backfill all of the trade deals that everyone has walked away from because of US unilateral sanctions.

    A European Union court has ruled that the EU should lift sanctions it imposed on one of Iran’s largest banks. THIS MEANS THAT IRAN CAN SELL OIL DENOMINATED IN EUROS through the use of the EU banks.

    Now U.S. lawmakers are crafting a bill designed to stop the European Central Bank from handling business from the Iranian government, a congressional aide said on Thursday to keep Tehran from using euros. The bill, in the early stages of drafting, would target the ECB’s cross-border payment system and impose U.S. economic penalties on entities that use the European Central Bank to do business with Iran’s government.

    There is NO WAY that the Europeans are going to let the Americans dictate that no country can pay for their oil using euros.

    The US should have realised that the petrodollar WAS ONLY GOING TO HAVE A SHORT LIFESPAN, it was not going to last indefinately. The US petrodollar is going to be dead in a decade.

    • LOB2065  February 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

      The US is not going to be able to implement its unilateral sanctions against Iran because the EU is letting Iran banks work with EU banks, and China and Russia are definately not going to support more US sanctions now that the US has supported terrorists in Syria.

      European Union courts have quietly rolled back economic sanctions on several Iranian banks. The Wednesday announcement of the removal of Iran’s Bank Saderat from the E.U.’s sanctions list has caused concern Capitol Hill who warn the E.U.’s decision could erase years of progress on the economic sanctions front.

      Bank Saderat is at least the third Iranian bank to have won an E.U. sanctions reprieve since December.

      An E.U. court recently ruled that the sanctions against Bank Saderat were “illegal” and ordered they be removed, according to reports in Iran’s state run media.

    • LC  February 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      X-cellent observations LOB.

      Absolutely nothing that Rothschild-owned Zio-Satanist governments (like US, or EU) do is legal, NOTHING!!! They are even criminal acts & they even become subject to military attack by Iran or any one on its behalf (as a matter of international law).

  2. wiggins  February 22, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Well Tesla announced to the world in 1934 that he had discovered a means to covert the rays from the sun into Free Energy. Of course his work was suppressed because Free Energy goes against the very grain of Capitalism, although it didn’t stop TPTB from using his invention for their own nefarious uses.

  3. LC  February 21, 2013 at 8:11 am

    In fact it was already invented in the late 1800’s by John Keely in Philadelphia & broken & destroyed by himself so that no one could abuse it (My guess)!!!

    The Keely Motor

    Dale Pond The Basic Principles Of SVP Sympathetic Vibratory Physics 1/2

    @ Min: 33 destructive implosion force of nukes destroying WTC explained (you must pay close attention to a few words he says as to the mechanism which corresponds with DUSTIFICATION of WTCs confirming Dimitri Khalezov nukes):


    John Keely vibration energy

    Sympathetic Vibration

  4. haroldsmith  February 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Iran is being “targeted” for destruction for the same reason that Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, for example, were “targeted”: because the bloodthirsty Jewish supremacist madmen that run the governments of “the West”, are demanding that it be destroyed.

    “We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers forever. NOTHING that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will forever destroy, because we need a world of our own, a God-world, which it is not in your nature to build.” (Maurice Samuel, “You Gentiles” p.155)

    “For months now the struggle against Germany is waged by each Jewish community, at each conference, in all our syndicates, and by each Jew all over the world. There is reason to believe that our part in this struggle has general value. We will trigger a spiritual and material war of all the world against Germany’s ambitions to become once again a great nation, to recover lost territories and colonies. But our Jewish interests demand the complete destruction of Germany. Collectively and individually, the German nation is a threat to us Jews.” — Vladimir Jabotinsky (founder of the Jewish terrorist group, Irgun Zvai Leumi) in Mascha Rjetsch, January, 1934 (also quoted in “Histoire de l’Arme’e Allemande”by Jacques Benoist–Mechin, Vol. IV, p. 303).

  5. ED  February 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Just like a Marine; right on target!

  6. BRZ  February 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Dr. Fetzer:
    unexpected disinfo from you…
    “Stirling engines are 90% plus efficient from any fuel…” (90% plus)?
    The upper bound of any thermodynamic process (c.f. Carnot-Process) is (1-Tout/Tin) (Tx in °K).
    Assume Tout=273K=32°F=0°C, 90% efficiency requires Tin (the fire-spot in your beta-stirling-engine)
    equals to Tin=2732°K=4948°F=2458°C.
    Now, (known) technology requires Tin lower/equal 800°C=1073°K=1472°F (implied effiency=74%)
    What new technology are you assuming?

  7. LC  February 20, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Dr. Fetzer:

    Thank you for this research.

    I independently confirm all your above statements (from many other sources which have already been posted on VT) except the “STERLING ENGINE” made in Iran which I think is a fairy tale just as I think their nukes are. But in any event hyper-efficiency engines had been developed here in the U.S. long ago but intentionally buried as you can see from below documents & patents:

    Shell engine Shell-Ved (1972)

    Opel P1 – 376 Miles Per Gallon Car


    above engine was probably based on the 1960’s invention of Tom Ogle murdered by Shell (Patent Below):



  8. Allesandro  February 20, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Another supporting example of how the interest of the status-quo industries fights to eliminate the new competition can be seen in how the Keshe Foundation has been hampered and roadblocks set in place to prevent progress, also Keshe claims his technology is at work in Iran and it was how they captured the advanced U.S. drone over Iran. They brought it down intact. So Iran is also working on advanced technology with forms of peaceful nuclear energy, and other free-energy devices, that threatens the Oil & Gas Industries and other industries. It benefits mankind, therefore it must be stopped.

    Anyone, any country that seeks to benefit mankind at the expense of power and money, has to be destroyed. The citizens of the world are now seeing it more and more and have had enough.

  9. LOB2065  February 23, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Bankrupt America is about to put through huge military spending cuts and therefore is definately NOT going to be going to war with anyone.

    The whole world knows that the US is too bankrupt to get involved in any more wars INLCLUDNG the government in Iran.

    Also regarding fighter jets, the Lockheed Martin f35 disaster means that the Russians and Chinese currently have fighter jets that could put the US out of the skys. Tests have been run and the outcome is the f35 would lose in every cockfight.

    You need to realise there is a big difference between fighting a bunch of people living in caves (Afghanistan) compared to 1.2 billion Russians, Iranians and Chinese.

    Also the US has a very weak military alliance – India was supposed to have a war with Pakistan and then become a US ally but the US failed to get the war off the ground and India is NOT an ally.

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