Last summer during the uprising in Iran, I was astonished at the little information available. Obviously, thirty years of total cut on communications and negative propaganda from all sides had caused a black hole in the amount of available information on Iran. Noticing this vacuum of knowledge, I decided to put a simple article together regarding Iranian politics and politicians.
While I was getting the material together, a few other issues came up as well; the main issue being the fact that we lost it again. The murderers running the country devoured the honorable struggle of the Iranian people. For more than one hundred years, the people of my country of origin have been fighting and dying for the most basic rights and freedom, and we simply keep on loosing.
There are also the new headlines about Iranian government getting closer and closer to Russians. A few days ago there were headlines about Iran buying a new air defense system from Russia. Although, on the surface it looks innocent enough, this news is not a simple posture. It is true that Iran needs the bomb to protect itself, but it is quite irresponsible to get entangled with Russians to protect the country. The History of problems with Russia is so deeply rooted that this type of movement is obviously erroneous. It appears that Iranian rulers have cornered themselves to a point in which they must resort to fatalistic adventures. It has the appearance that they cannot face their impending demise so they are going for annihilation.
There is also a very personal issue involved for me at this time. In 1990, when I went to Tehran for the last time, my uncle, who had devoted his life to fighting the Soviets, told me some of his memories of the cold war. I was supposed to keep the memories secret for twenty years, and then write them down for history. Although the Soviet Union collapsed in1984, my uncle was not sure that they were totally gone. He wanted 20 more years to make sure that communists were gone and all the people involved were dead .I was supposed to use my out most discretion not to harm the country.
Along with the above stories exists a parallel story regarding the first battles of the cold war. Although the stories of the first events of the cold war are not well known, it is well documented that the first bullets of the cold war were shot in Iran .My mother's Cousin was one of the first 100 people killed in the first struggles of the cold war. Later on during my early twenties I had the opportunity to interview an Iranian agent who had infiltrated the soviet system and simply duped the KGB .This person, a close friend of my uncle, permitted me to ask a few questions - I guess he trusted my uncles judgment that I would not talk until all participants are dead. The agent's work was so classified that the recent declassified documents of the Iranian intelligence agency SAVAK indicated they did not have a clue at his real mission.
I debated how and where to print these stories. After some internal debate, I decided against the idea of the book. Instead, I decided to write a series of articles covering Iranian history of the 19&20th century, and to print them on the OEN as Rob Kall has been great supporter of the cause of freedom in Iran and he has earned the right to be the person reporting the news.
The secretes I will reveal in the next few weeks are things that I safe guarded in my heart for a day like this when I can divulge them without harming anybody These events are directly related to the national security of Iran and United States during their joint effort to chase the KGB agents. I hope people of different beliefs reading this material will understand the context of these events, and realize that many people around the world sacrificed their lives to put the Soviet Union out of business.
History of Iranian, Russian conflict:
The relationship between Iran and Russia was not of great significance until the reign of Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov or Peter the Great (1672 1725), Tsar of Russia. Peter tried very hard to pull Russia out of the middle Ages. Good or bad, Peter is responsible for many changes around the world. Regarding Iran, he made a Russian doctrine to capture Iran's territories in order to get to the warm waters. A simple glance at the globe will show Peter's dilemma. Although Russia possesses plenty of access to open waters, the easily blocked Bosphorus & Dardanelle Straits and " Vladivostok", Russia's main Pacific port which freezes from November to March, limits their access to water. The only way out of this problem was to go through Iran .If Russia were able to get to the Persian Gulf, and then they would have access to the Indian Ocean as well as successfully blocking the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off the flow of 60% of the oil of the world.
Irano-Russian relations complicated more as Iran's last conqueror Nader Shah Afshar, was able to unify the country and captured many of old Iranian territories in southern Russia.
Nader Shah was able to move his army through Pakistan and Afghanistan rapidly and captured Dehli. He brought back a lot of wealth, currently in Iran's central national bank. Nader Shah was killed in 1747 A.D.
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