“Stop the presses! Spontaneous protests, driven by economic woes and anti-leadership wrath, are about to bring down Iran’s government!”
That’s what the Mockingbird media told us in August 1953. They rehashed the story in 2009. And now they’re singing the same old tired refrain.
It worked in 1953. In those days, the Iranian people were naive. They let the CIA’s fabrications destroy their democracy.
The “spontaneous protests” of 1953 were anything but. As documented in The Coup by Ervand Abrahamian, the CIA hired the two biggest gangsters of the South Tehran ghetto, “Icy Ramadan” and “Brainless Shaban,” to mobilize rent-a-mobs. That’s right, the two leading “Iranian anti-government protest organizers” of 1953 were CIA-sponsored hoodlums named Icy and Brainless. They were the icy, brainless brains behind protests scripted by the CIA to show that the people of Iran hated Mosaddegh.
In fact, most of the Iranian people liked Mossadegh. They never forgave the US for destroying their democratically-elected government. In 1979, they overthrew the US-Zionist puppet regime headed by the CIA’s torturer-in-chief, the Shah. Iran has been a democratic, independent, Islamic, socialist country ever since.
The US media lied through its teeth in 1953. Abrahamian’s book shows that American correspondents in Tehran were rolling on the floor laughing at the absurdity of the claims of popular support for the CIA’s anti-Mossadegh movement led by Icy & Brainless. But they dutifully reported the scripted lies about the people of Iran supposedly rising up against their government. If they didn’t, America’s biggest newspapers and TV networks just rewrote the stories to match the CIA script.
The same scenario played out again in 2009. The CIA and its Soros-funded allies hired slightly more genteel rent-a-mobs to try to do to the populist Ahmadinejad—who had just won a fair and honest election—what they had done to Mossadegh. The result this time was very different. Most of the Iranian people made it clear that they had no use for the latest CIA attempt at a Color Revolution.
And now Trump is trying again. And the Western media is lying just as outrageously as it did in 1953.
The New York Times, one of the worst liars of 1953, is rehashing the same script, saying that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (like Mossadegh in 1953) “has been a target of the protesters.” The whole Western Zionist-dominated MSM is casting the protests as aimed at overthrowing the Islamic Republic. This is complete nonsense – but it is in the CIA script, so I guess they have to keep saying it.
Turnout at the nationwide pro-government rallies held in more than 1200 cities was estimated in the low millions: a mountain compared to the foothills of anti-austerity protests, and the molehills of CIA-sponsored anti-Revolution sedition and rioting.
In fact, the relatively modest numbers of anti-government protestors have been mainly pro-Ahmadinejad populists who are unhappy about current president Rouhani’s mild rollback of socialism. Some of these protests have been hijacked with violence and sedition by small numbers of Icy Ramadans and Brainless Shabans. The Western media has relentlessly focussed on the messages of the CIA-Mossad provocateurs, even though they represent a tiny fraction of the anti-government (i.e. anti-Rouhani) protestors, who themselves are vastly outnumbered by the pro-government demonstrations that have followed.
So the truth about the protests in Iran, somewhat simplified, is this:
*Very large numbers of people are in the streets supporting their system of government, the Islamic Republic, and to a lesser extent certain leaders currently in power under that system.
*Modest but significant numbers of people, beginning with Ahmedinejad supporters and other populists, have been protesting economic stagnation and “austerity” (Rouhani’s mild rollback of socialism).
*Small numbers of people, led by today’s versions of Icy & Brainless, have been smashing things up, burning things down, insulting the Supreme Leader, and calling for the overthrow of the Islamic Republic.
If the 2018 versions of Icy & Brainless (and their CIA-Mossad backers) have their way, Iran will go the way of Libya and Syria: to hell in a proverbial handbasket. Trump’s BS about “regime change” for the alleged benefit of the Iranian people is just as mendacious as Obama’s and Hillary’s claims that they were helping the Libyan and Syrian peoples by destroying their governments and societies—and before that, Bush’s claim that he was “liberating” the people of Iraq by destroying that country.
As Gen. Clark told us, 9/11 was staged to trigger the destruction of “seven countries in five years.” Iran is the biggest target on that list. But so far the Iranian people and their elected representatives (a category that includes the Supreme Leader, who is elected by an advisory council that is itself elected by the people) have been smart enough to ward off destruction while remaining independent—and continuing to support Palestine.
It’s no coincidence that the “Iranian unrest” immediately followed Trump’s move on Jerusalem. Israel is trying to finish the job it started on 9/11: The destruction of every independent country in the region. It is using the American government it captured on 9/11 to pursue the total destruction of the Middle East on behalf of Israel.
Will Islamic Iran, a key player in the emerging multipolar world, defeat the Zionist war on the Muslim East…perhaps with behind-the-scenes help from Russia, China, and other players who are fed up with the unipolar Anglo-Zionist Empire?
2018 is already shaping up as a very interesting year.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.