Iran or Bust
When looking back at the Carter administration, there is no secret that the Shah had terminal cancer except to everyone outside the GHW Bush run CIA. The Bush CIA and the "regular CIA" operated in completely different planes. This information was given to former CIA director, and the U.S. Ambassador to Iran, Richard Helms. Reports were issued regarding Iran intelligence and were released in two formats. The reality of the Shahs future and the likely successors, one of which was Khomeini which was provided to the Bush covert intelligence faction and the other false analysis provided to the Carter administration. Carter had little support in CIA intelligence after the firing of eight hundred "covert agents" by his CIA director Stansfield Turner.
During the coup of 1953, the Shah was aligned with the US and British covert coup to remove from power Mohammed Mosaddeq, the acting Prime Minister. Mosaddeq was known for his anti-intervention policies and his aim at the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry which had been controlled by the British under the APOC [British Petroleum BP] In this coup d'état, supported and funded by the British and U.S. governments and led by General Fazlollah Zahedi under the name Operation Ajax, he was ousted and Zahedi took over as Prime Minister.
Though the obvious financial implications for Britain were clear, the US as well had fears of Mosaddeq as a socialist and could not afford a communist regime developing in Iran. As we look back at the Cold War conspiracy and its aid to the financial elite banking entities, we see Iran as another case of Western or Israeli intervention to globalize and control trade and wealth.
Had Mosaddeq been successful the people of Iran would have seen far better progress and economic benefit. The Shah of Iran was the first Muslim leader to recognize the State of Israel, although when interviewed on CBS 60 Minutes by reporter, Mike Wallace, he criticized US Jews for their control over US media, politics and finance. This relationship, though beneficial, had sustained much damage and the Shah's continued decline in the eyes of the Iranian population made him a liability.
Though the print media and political landscape in Washington was already well established, the need to step up the covert and counter intelligence was critical. David Kimche joined the Mossad in 1953. Kimche's primary duties were part of an Israeli effort to establish connections with international countries such as Iran, Turkey and remote countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Singapore and Thailand. He traveled frequently to Iran during the Shah's reign, where he developed a close friendship with Ya'akov Nimrodi, then the Israeli military attaché in Tehran, who became an arms dealer after his retirement.
Nimrodi and David Kimche emerged later as central characters in Irangate. As many emerging third world countries, under the influence of Egyptian President Nasser, adopted an increasingly hostile attitude toward Israel, Kimche's reach expanded. He used Israeli and CIA funding for military training and arms procurement to establish Israeli footholds in these countries. He was involved in the rise of Idi Amin in Uganda.
In 1978 the decision to return the exiled Khomeini had been decided. The players in this coup:
* Richard W. Cottam- University Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh [deceased/ cancer]
* Dr. Ibrahim Yazdi - Houston Texas Baylor College of Medicine [cancer research / oncology]
* Henry Precht - Chief of the Iran Desk in US State Department from 1978 to 1980
* Warren Zimmermann - Great Falls, VA - Yale University Fulbright scholar at Cambridge University [deceased / pancreatic cancer]
On January 16, 1979 in similar 1953 CIA coup style, Bush's covert team deposited Khomeini in Iran and ushered the Shah out. On November 4, 1979, the U.S. Embassy was taken by the Khomeini and led by CIA agent Mashallah Kahsani. Enter the Iran Hostage Crisis and the end of the Carter Presidency.
President Carter was the target in revenge for the firing of the 800 CIA operatives and George H. W. Bush. Considering the fact that Carter was acting President and the secret meetings and covert plans were in violation of US laws, why didn't Carter take actions for this business? The rumor mills point to an agreement between Iran and the Bush CIA for the release of hostages to obtain a Reagan win in 1980, yet, the long term indicators show a cosistent effort to control Iran who possesses the largest oil reserves and the strategic forces that keeps Israel and Arabs from controlling it all.
Kimche and the Mossad were very successful in the relations between Israel, Egypt and the Saudi's. He had created very solid connections using suspect liaisons with the likes of an Israeli intelligence officer in Iran for two decades preceding the fall of the shah, namely Ya'akov Nimrodi. Nimrodi, Adnon Khasoggi and Adolph W. Schwimmer supervised sales of Israeli arms to the Islamic Republic of Iran and other suspect governments that we in the US have had to deal with. While Americans were watching Robin Leach on TV show us the lifestyles of the rich he would also show us the lifestyles of the dangerous. Bill Clinton as president provided clemency to convicted smuggler Nimrodi.
This cemented the Israeli-Arab-US Neocon LOBBY as a single minded unit to eliminate any Middle Eastern threat of socialism or fundamentalism. There are more heinous and criminal elements working in this group than ever made the FBI most wanted. All of them pardoned and walking free. Though Reagan was never implicated in Iran-Contra, he like Nixon allowed his associates to run amuck under complete non-transparency. This scandal was another major blow to the LOBBY.
Bush and Company decided to allow the Iran-Iraqi war to proceed. In fact G.H.W. Bush convinced Reagan to withdrawal Iraq from the list of known terrorist countries. During 1982 and 1983, they orchestrated over 5 billion dollars in loans and gave the green light for illegal arms transfers from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt to Iraq. Once again we see the Bush & Co., Israeli and Arab factions in synchronizing efforts to assist in the destabilizing of Iran and perpetuate what would be an eight year conflict. The CIA provided Iraqi forces with technical assistance in the use of chemical weapons and later shipped Anthrax and other biological weapons that would later be used against US troops in the illegal 2003 Iraqi invasion.