The Myth of an "isolated" Iran
With all the hoopla and hype about Iran with nuclear weapons, we need to wonder what the real agenda is.
Iran has very little to do with “Western” corporations and contractors. They deal with Russia and China for technology, and maybe some others.
Attacking and stopping Iran’s nuke program by itself (assuming it really exists) WILL NOT
create a financial benefit for the “West” !!
If TPTB want to “centralize” the Iranian financial system and re-gain financial power there, they are going to need to somehow re-conquer Iran.
It’s been done before, and they may be ready to do it again.
This article: AsiaTimes – (page 1 of 2)
Has some interesting comparisons and history lessons.
Here is some “irony” to think about:
These days, with a crisis atmosphere growing in the Persian Gulf, a little history lesson about the United States and Iran might be just what the
doctor ordered. Here, then, are a few high- (or low-) lights from their relationship over the last half-century-plus:
Summer 1953: The Central Intelligence Agency and British intelligence hatch a plot for a coup that overthrows a democratically elected government in
Iran intent on nationalizing that country's oil industry. In its place, they put an autocrat, the young Shah of Iran, and his soon-to-be feared
He runs the country as his repressive fiefdom for a quarter-century, becoming Washington's "bulwark" in the Persian Gulf –
until overthrown in 1979 by a home-grown revolutionary movement, which ushers in the rule of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the mullahs. While
Khomeini & Co were hardly Washington's men, thanks to that 1953 coup they were, in a sense, its own political offspring.
In other words, the fatal decision to overthrow a popular democratic government shaped the Iranian world Washington now loathes, and even then oil was
at the bottom of things.
So we see what looks like the “West” paying double for something they initiated.
1967: Under the US "Atoms for Peace" program, started in the 1950s by president Dwight D Eisenhower, the shah is allowed to buy a
five-megawatt, light-water type research reactor for Tehran (which - call it irony - is still playing a role in the dispute over the Iranian nuclear
But is it really something they will actually collect “double-up” with a new regime in place ?
AND soon after:
So, after a failed attempt to re-secure Iran, The “West” decides to “destroy” Iraq as punishment ?
September 1980: Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein launches a war of aggression against Khomeini's Iran. In the early 1980s, he becomes Washington's
man, our "bulwark" in the Persian Gulf, and we offer him our hand - and also "detailed information" on Iranian deployments and tactical planning
that help him use his chemical weapons more effectively against the Iranian military.
Iran seems to be a tough nut to crack. Military actions could prove to be difficult.
Perhaps TPTB will re-instate The Shah ?
Perhaps TPTB are planning a "return ticket" for the 1953 coup.
With many frozen assets from the 70's still in the deep freeze as well as new sanctions, the money is available, at Iran's expense of course !
The old regimes started in the 600's and have been "on hold" since 1979.
The Shah's eldest son Reza Pahlavi
is the Prince Regent, meaning if the Peacock Throne was ever
restored he would be the one in line for it.
He has "visions" for the future....
Reza's Visions for Iran
History of Iran
Does anyone else see this possibility?
Iran's amendment to it's Constitution in 2004 says they are "privatizing" 80% of their state-owned assets.
Including oil refineries !
I Wonder WHO is "owning" them when this is accomplished when the 10-year plan is finished?
The next few years will be interesting for business.
I wonder WHO "owns" whatever is already completed?
The whole political structure may need to change because of this "plan".
Maybe that's the real "hidden plan" we are not hearing much about in the West !
source from Aug 2011 (Iranian source)
Iran Plans Privatizing Oil Refineries
Iran, the world's fourth largest oil producer, is due to implement a major economic plan to privatize its oil refineries in line with its
Managing-Director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) Alireza Zeiqami announced that seven of the country's
nine oil refineries will be ceded to the private sector by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2012).
"National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company and its subsidiaries will become privatized. At least 11 companies and refineries will cede
their shares to the private sector later this year," he stated.
Zeiqami, who is also deputy oil minister, said that domestic and foreign investors can purchase the shares of the refineries through
the Privatization Organization of Iran.
Article 44 of the Iranian Constitution stipulates that the country's economic system shall be based on public, cooperative and private sectors.
All large-scale industries, mother industries, foreign trade, large mines, banking, insurance, power supply, dams and large irrigation channels, radio
and television, post, telegraph and telephone, aviation, shipping, roads, rails, refineries and the like are public property and under the guidance of
A 2004 amendment to the Article, however, has set in motion a ten-year plan to privatize eighty percent of Iran's state-owned assets.
If TPTB replace their current "regime" in Iran to suit a new "approved" agenda,
a new "regime" could transfer even more wealth away from the citizens.
Iran's net foreign assets are huge.
$61 Billion in 2009.
steady increases since 1998.
Iran, Islamic Rep. - net foreign assets
Think about Where those assets are if they're not in Iran?
Definition: Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities.
Data are in current local currency.
Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.
And WHO really has control?
Take time to read the AsiaTimes article (two pages)…
The Answers May be in between the lines