Interview with Fara Mansoor, Part I. The hostage crisis in Iran: A coup d’état against both the Shah and Carter

This fascinating and incredibly massive several hour interview features Fara Mansoor, a member of the Iranian Resistance. It was recorded in January and March 1993 on Dave Emory’s radio show, For The Record, during three separate shows. At the time, Dave Emory had a 4-hour airtime format at his disposal. That’s why he could allow his guest to utilize so much space to talk, present and explain all the different connections, details, etc, about this case, and Fara Mansoor certainly didn’t miss such an opportunity. The wealth and scope of detail in Mansoor’s research is absolutely fantastic, impressive and beyond description. In these times of mass media tyranny, where everything is downsized to its simplest expression and where the Twitter format of 140 characters has relegated the classic tools of expression such as the book, the academic journal, the Ph. D. thesis, the university or scientific research to the antics of history, this interview tastes like an oasis of science, research and intelligence.

In these eight segments, representing the first two shows, that I have attached here for you and that you will find regrouped in the second link titled « The Terror Connection », Fara Mansoor explains something that is never presented anywhere else in the media. In a nutshell, these are the basic elements that you will discover:

The received story about the hostage crisis of 1979 and the Iranian Revolution is a lie. In order to understand what has taken place during these crucial months, one has to know certain facts of history. The first and most important, is that the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, has been brought to political power by a coup d’état fomented by the CIA against the moderate and Moscow-backed goverment of Mossadegh in 1953. The connections between U.S. intelligence agencies and governements and the regime of Iran are overt. What is the link between that and the Iranian Revolution, you will ask? This: Richard Helms, former CIA director (1966-1973) and then U.S. ambassador in Iran (1973-1976), learned around 1975 that the Shah had cancer. So the geo-political and geo-strategical motivations that were behind the destitution — because that’s exactly what we are talking about here — of Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 were sent back in motion again. But this time, it would be the Shah who will have to be replaced by again another fierce anti-communist.

The coup d’état itself was engineered by a pro-Bush and pro-republican faction of the CIA, with the collaboration of SAVAK, the Shah’s intelligence service. On Saint Valentine’s Day 1979, a team of pro-Khomeini partisans disguised as leftists seized the U.S. embassy for the first time in order to discredit the Iranian Left and undermine the Carter Administration. A second raid on the embassy was undertaken on November 4th 1979. But the hostages were finally released not before the day of Reagan’s inauguration, on January 1980. The meat of the matter is that apparently a deal was struck between the Bush-Reagan clan and the Khomeini clan. By withholding the hostages until after the U.S. elections, both clans would benefit. Reagan could be elected while Carter was being publicly humiliated and Khomeini could see the interim government of Mehdi Bazargan that succeeded to the Shah discredited, thus opening the door for him and his movement. Khomeini, who was living in exile in Irak for several years, and after a brief period in Paris, was brought back in Iran to assume power. And the revolution, which was genuine and democratic at the beginning, slowly slipped out of the hands of the people to benefit the Islamists and U.S. foreign policy. That’s the short story of how the Iranian Revolution was stolen from its people.

Also, more broadly, the whole incident has to be replaced into the context of a mystical and geo-strategical point of view. John Foster Dulles, CIA director Allen Dulles’ brother, who acted as Secretary of State from 1953-1959, wrote a book that had a tremendous influence on U.S. foreign policy, titled War or Peace, and published in 1957. One of the keystone arguments of that book is that the religions of the East have a sensibility to God and spirituality that is deeply rooted and that is incompatible with the atheistic philosophy of communism. Therefore, according to that philosophy, it is in our mutual interests that the West and the Middle East create a permanent bond. So it stands to reason that this October Surprise was orchestrated to establish just another chapter of this foreign policy. The hostage crisis was manufactured deliberately to embarrass Jimmy Carter in a way that would be fatal for his re-election, and thus paving the way for Reagan. It would as well open the doors for somebody more radical in Iran, in this case Ayatollah Khomeini, someone who would both please the U.S. and confort its national interests. Thanks to John Foster Dulles, we have created a monster. The first link is a web page that presents the timeline and the basic facts with the most important names. It will help you follow and understand what Fara Mansoor explains.

The real facts about the Iranian hostage crisis

The Terror Connection Part 3









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