Exclusive: PS752 Shot Down In Regime Change Attempt

A missile fired by an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) base brought down Ukrainian flight PS752. We also know that it was no accident.


by Ian Greenhalgh

We now know that it was a missile fired by an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) missile complex that brought down Ukrainian flight PS752. We also know that it was no accident, but rather, a deliberate act.

Whether the missile was fired due to the actions of a human traitor within the IRGC or due to remote hacking into the missile’s control systems is unknown; however, the outcome is the same – nearly 200 dead civilians whose deaths can be blamed on the IRGC.

U.S. Secret Program to Sabotage Iranian Missiles

The New York Times reported that the Trump White House has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets, according to current and former administration officials.”

The idea behind the shootdown appears to be to undermine the current Iranian leadership by discrediting its main supporter – the IRGC. The current explanations offered by the IRGC for the ‘accidental’ missile launch leave much to be desired.

Communication jammed, Iran missile operator fired

“Guards’ explanation comes as the world demands full account following Iran’s admission it downed the jet

The Iranian missile operator who shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet opened fire independently because of communications “jamming”, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday.

The operator had mistaken the Boeing 737 for a “cruise missile” and only had ten seconds to decide whether or not to open fire, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the Guards’ aerospace commander, said in televised remarks.”

There have been some public protests against the Iranian regime recently, largely due to a populous that has suffered greatly due to the US-lead economic sanctions imposed on Iran for several years now.

However, there is a definite Western influence attempting to stir up and amplify the anti-government protests, as revealed by this FARS report on a British Ambassador caught trying to incite an anti-government protest:

Iran Summons British Ambassador over Provoking Illegal Protests

“The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned British Ambassador Robert Macaire after police identified and detained the envoy briefly as he was trying to turn a mourning vigil in front of the Amir Kabir University of Tehran into an anti-government protest.”

The failure of sanctions to achieve regime change in Iran has had a side-effect that is most unpleasant to the US – Iran has been driven into the arms of China as its a savior. Two-thirds of Iranian exports now go to China, principally oil and gas, most of the rest of Iran’s exports go to Russia.

China, as well as becoming Iran’s main trade partner, has become her protector – any move by Trump to declare war on Iran would have to take careful account of China’s reaction.

A handout photo made available by the Iranian Army office on December 28, 2019, shows a view of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Surface Force Type 052D destroyer Xining (117), the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy frigate “ALBORZ” (72), and the Russian Navy Neustrashimyy-class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” during joint Iran-Russia-China naval drills in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman. – Iran, China, and Russia started four days of joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, the commander of Iran’s flotilla announced. The exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions since the United States withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018.

Joint naval drill with Russia, China shows Iran is not isolated

“The joint maneuvers with China and Russia can be considered as one of the greatest achievements of Iran’s defense diplomacy, sending messages to the West amid US efforts to woo countries into a maritime coalition for patrols in the Persian Gulf.”

Iran is a key partner in China’s One Belt, One Road framework as China aims to recreate the Silk Road as a trans-Asian trading network; already, China is building high-speed rail lines in Iran that will become the Western end of the rail portion of the New Silk Road.

Iran’s neighbor Iraq has also been building ever-closer ties to China, especially in trade and finance, to the extent that both Iran and Iraq are rapidly becoming Chinese client states. Iraq has started exporting 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to China as part of the 20-year oil-for-infrastructure deal.

China is to build factories in both Iran and Iraq as part of a vast program of investments by Chinese companies.

The notion of two Chinese client states dominating the Middle East must induce more than a few headaches in Washington, Tel-Aviv, and Riyadh; therefore the push for regime change in those two states is increasing and the murders of Gen. Soleimani and a planeload of civilians are both parts of that push.

China will no doubt react to this regime change agenda, how they do so remains to be seen.

China might take Iran’s side in a war with the US

“Beijing’s ties with Tehran are crucial to its energy and geopolitical strategies, and with Moscow also in the mix, a broader conflagration is a real possibility.

Currently, China’s reaction is to urge both Iran and the US to maintain calm and de-escalate tensions and closely monitor the situation. Beijing does not want war and needs Mideast stability to pursue the Belt and Road Initiative Eurasian integration plan. It has large stakes in Iran’s stability: It is the largest buyer of Iranian oil, China is Iran’s largest trading partner, and Iran is a key geographic node for the BRI.”

Author Details
Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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  1. AbuAbbas: You should not go to hard on Ian Greenhelgh: There are plenty of reasons that the Iranian Revolutionalry Guard Corps would not publish the truth if this was a case of un-forseen weapons technology or traitorous sabotage. SUch as admitting lack of control or insuffficient preparedness. (This is a major reason why the Chicoms are mum on how close they were to lose control of Tiān’ānmén Gate in 1989 and why Soviet authorities seldom mentioned all the sabotage going on in Wetern Ukraine during the 50ies.
    As to the radar and misssile issues close to the airport in Tehrân, dont overlook the strange fact that the passanger plain was deviating to the richt side (easterly direction), which would have brought the plane to crash into the wealthier part of southern Shimrân (north ov the former US embassy compound.
    Also, the close-call radar defences in Tehran are of very much the same provenance and inheritance of the corresponding systems outside Lydda Airprt between Al Quds and Tel Aviv. I have never understood hove come the Iranies were not able to keep to their excellent Swiss Fledermaus (i,e,”Bat”) movable and stationary radar systems and its inheritors. (Swiss seldom respect sanctions.)

  2. Good article. Ian do you have anything to say about radar spoofing in this case? Could the aircraft be remotely made to look like a missile on the radar screen? Also, a lot of computer chips are now manufactured in Israel, could that be a factor here – you know, back doors and all that?

  3. Any feelings as to whether these protests are legitimate, or “Maidan style”? Daily Mail is running stories of crackdown on protestors, with photos purportedly of militia gunmen shooting protesters, with one protestor tearing down a large poster of General Soleimani.

    • All countries have protesters, and the real question is, not if the protests start as legitimate but if they are co-opted after a legitimate beginning? I have no facts at my disposal, but would guess that every Iranian protest is slated to be co-opted. How successful these attempts are remains to be seen, but the Iranians should learn from the Yellow Vests in France, who have not so far been co-opted even though clear attempts have been made.

  4. Iran should just declare war on USA get it over and done with. You know who will also be a target.
    Will eventually invove Russia and China, US of Irahell wont dare use nukes as Kinsells will flatten the Whitehouse.

  5. It’s plain to see, America’s controllers, not wanting to deal with race riots, labor unions, growing discontent among youth and decades of poor decision making coming home to roost, decided to relocate America’s inner structure to East Asia. Subservient and docile labor was beyond their wildest dreams. The JFK Coup, the Vietnam War and a weak and corrupt political system were the first nails in the coffin. America, playing the role of Satan’s Bulldog, hasn’t worked out and a return to our humble beginnings might work wonders.

  6. This is an interesting article. However, the article makes the following assertion, ” We also know that it was no accident, but rather, a deliberate act…Whether the missile was fired due to the actions of a human traitor within the IRGC or due to remote hacking into the missile’s control systems is unknown.” This is a bit misleading because according to the official account given by Iran, it was an unintentional strike. As per their explanation, there was no treachery involved nor hacking. Therefore, I’m not quite sure what evidence this article is premised on. I remember Anthony Sutton once saying that we should be very careful to not read into events more than the evidence clearly suggests as our detractors only need one false conclusion to (further) tarnish our image.

  7. The Chinese are some very hard working, intelligent people. Their students in our colleges are setting new standards of excellence mopping the floors with many lazy worthless American students who can’t get their eyes of porn. Without the Chinese the Transcontinental Railroad might never have been completed. My Dad used to bring home Chou Mein and noodles back in the 1950’s. Our family loved that food. A few years ago there were two pictures circulating of students here, mostly bare breasted females partying compared to students in China dressed in business suits with no smirks on their faces, ready for learning and hard work. Actually it is good news that Iran and other countries over there are turning to China while the fools in the US go down the Donald Adolph Hitler drain. I would like to visit China but I refuse to ever get on an airplane again and have my Constitutional Rights gang raped by Israeli thugs at the airport and possibly be exposed to cancer causing radiation. Good analysis by Ian.

    • And I want to celebrate the next New Year in China.
      Once I had to ride with Chinese students on a train from Belarus (I was going home to Russia). They learned that I am Russian and we talked with them for 3 hours. Their English was just awful, but we understood each other. They thanked all the way for our help to China from the USSR (engineering, technology, etc.) and constantly asked if Russia wanted to fight with China. I reassured them all the way and said that we have nothing to share the bad with the great Chinese people. That was my first acquaintance with them ))

    • “… but I refuse to ever get on an airplane again…”

      Me too. But I’ll add a far more important reason than the ones you provided: because all planes can be remotely hijacked – eg: they can change transponder codes or turn them off so it appears to be an incoming enemy missile (PS752), or they can remotely pilot it to Diego Garcia (MH370), or they can simply make it crash (like a former Polish prime minister’s flight). No thanks, I’ll stay on the ground until the global mafia is gone and the whole crime is exposed all planes have this capability removed.

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