Thursday, October 11, 2007

Treacherous Alliance - the Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States

A couple of days ago, Tony Karon featured a guest blogger at Rootless Cosmopolitan: Dr. Trita Parsi, author of Treacherous Alliance: the Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (Yale University Press, 2007).

The post, Iran - The inflatable bogey, was so interesting that I’ve ordered the book.

My five point summary of Parsi’s article:

1. Israel hasn’t always treated Iran as an enemy. In the 1980’s Israel was actually delivering weapons to Iran on behalf of the Reagan Administration.

2. Most Israeli strategists recognize that Iran is not an existential threat to the U.S., Israel, or the Arab regimes.

3. During intelligence assessments of Israel’s security environment in the 1990’s, there was a heated debate within the Israeli government about whether or not Iran posed a risk to Israel’s security. In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected the military’s position that Iran was a risk and adopted the intelligence service’s position that it wasn’t and that Israel should tone down its rhetorical escalation with Iran.

4. When Iran dismissed Israel’s conciliatory signals for nine months, Netanyahu concluded that Iran’s primary objective was to mend fences with the U.S. and didn’t really care about Israel.

5. Because Israel believed that Iran’s rapprochement with the US would lead to its diminished support for Israel, Netahanyu gave up on courting Iran and reverted to vilifying Iran and seeking its international isolation.

My goal with this brief post is to tempt you to read the whole article.

(photo of Dr. Trita Parsi – The Washington Note)

9 comments:

tod said...

You succeeded in directing me to the Bogeyman post. A terrific piece. Wish I felt confident the current administration approached things with this kind of clarity.

Anonymous said...

TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE: by TRITA PARSI
The subtitle should have been the Unholy Alliance between Israel, Mullahs and Religious Right

Farhat Quaem Maquami

Persians and Jews have been friends, neighbours, rescuers the rescued for centuries. Their historical ideological alliance for survival surpasses Islam and Judaism. Therefore, it is not surprising that Mullahs of Iran and Israeli Government have been playing games to beat their Arab adversaries and use the United States for their strategic advantage. Look at Jews and Iranians they are virtually indistinguishable in looks, tastes, politics, business practices, upbringing, family behaviours, and ideology. Mullahs of Iran preached in the same Bazaar and rely on the unfettered support of Jewish Merchants in Tehran, both before and after seizing power in Iran.

Look at the War in Iraq! The big losers were Saddam nationalism, Iraqi sovereignty Arabs pride and unity. Obviously, the United States which has lost its reputation, wasted billions of dollars resources, more than three thousands death, 20 thousands seriously wounded and at least 50000 with permanent psychological problems, is the Fall guy!

Yet, who are the undisputed winners of the Iraq War? Iran and Israel. They want this war to continue! It is high time that Americans stop this war only because they SEEM TO BE DOING THE DIRTY JOB FOR OTHERS. Iranian Revolutionary Guards subsidiary, SIRI Terrorists, are in control of the oil rich Basra and Israelis are more than happy to see that finally the Biblical Land of Israel from Euphrates to Nile is dependant on their generosity. As for The Arabs, Islam and Iraqis, they do not count because Business is booming for Iran and Israel despite the War!


TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE is an attempt to rewrite history and mislead the public about the hidden agenda and Israeli-American involvement in Iran. It conveniently neglects the historical fact that Iranian Jews and members of the Bahai faith, headquartered in Haifa, have been heavily involved in shaping Iran’s destiny in 20th century. Now, the president of the so-called NIAC, a CIA supported organization, is making another attempt to cover-up the unholy Alliance between the Mullahs of Iran, and Foreign Intelligence Services to reshape not only the Middle East but the whole Muslim World.
The flowering of the Treacherous Alliance between Mossad, CIA, British Intelligence and Mullahs of Iran has been going on for over half a century. It flowered in the infamous coup of 1953 against Mossadeq, in which all cooperated to bring down Democracy in Iran.

I am not amazed that now a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy, is attempting to black mail its own “Mullahs”, by revealing a half truth about the Alliance in order to get concession from partners in crime against Iran. Unfortunately not only there is no mention of Kermit role in the 1953 coup and his relationship with Mullah Khomeini and Rafsanjani, who were groomed and eventually installed as the rulers of Iran.

Despite all political uttering and Sideshows for International and Domestic propaganda the Islamic Revolution in Iran has put Iran under an undisputed control of multi national corporations which is controlled by American and Israeli interest. Rafsanjani is the Godfather of Mushrooming Corporations of Mullahs who have dragged Iran wealth exactly according to the Strategy of Free Market laid down by Reagan.

During the Shah’s rein, despite all his shortcomings, there was a sense of historical nationalism and a sense that Iran would ultimately would defy the odds and would progress while keeping its identity, The treacherous alliance successfully drained Iran’s wealth, devalued its currency , made it dependant on foreign refined oil and transferred its asset abroad. All the barking of Ahmadi Nejad is to cover-up the facts that Iran’ s economy would collapse without the imported oil. Further, Mullahs Billion dollars of stolen assets in Canada, Australia, Dubai and elsewhere could be frozen in a heartbeat!

Indeed, the story of Iran has been its undisputed financial alignment of Mullahs and the corporate America. The Monkey Dancing of AhmadiNejad in Columbia is a ridiculous side show to divert attention from the real exploitation of Iran by the Billionaire Mullah Rafsanjani who is extracting and exporting Iran’s wealth to Canada, Turkey, Dubai, Australia and Singapore just to name the few. Never before in the history of any country such has a transfer of wealth taken place for the benefit of the American, British and Israeli Government.
Islamic Revolution is the lovechild of the treacherous marriage between Mossad, CIA and British intelligence. It has brought nothing but cultural and economic disaster for Iran and profit for the West and the Mullahs. It has divided Islam by the make belief theory that the Mullahs are anti-West and Islam is the antithesis of modernity. This manufactured Anti-West Islam must remain in the Front Page in order to encourage the billions of dollar of American money to be sent to Israel. Many more billions are wasted in the War in Iraq based on another fabricated “enemy” Al Qaeda, which like the Iranian Mullahs was created by the Western Intelligence services to justify their expansion of military power in order to control world resources.
Washington had a chance after its easy ouster of Saddam Hussein to accept the stunning offer from the Iranian Mullahs to help them in Iraq, which was passed via the Swiss government and rejected it because it wanted to spend $500 billions on war as means to appropriate profits out of the war. The war was profitable for the businesses that got no bid contract from Bush. The U.S. government didn't want to talk to Iran exactly because it wanted to continue the war as a Business. That is why the Bush administration didn't want anyone to help Iran talk to America.
Four years have passed, and the administration's Middle East policy is in ruins. Iraq has been divided into fighting gangs of sects and tribes. Hope of Democracy across the Middle East has turned to illusions. Israel and Iran are the undisputed winners of the continued conflict while America is going bankrupt!
Iran and Israel’s chief enemies, Saddam Hussein, PLO and the Taliban, have been defeated, and Americans and Iranian proxies are in charge of the regime in Baghdad. Iran, and Israel are riding high, not the Cowboy from Texas . Iranian Deputy Oil Minister declared: "Iraq couldn't have turned out better for us."

REACHEROUS ALLIANCE refers to the strategic alliance of Israel and Iran from a boring and Na├»ve perspective of student trying to write a thesis and get hired as a Middle East analyst by the CIA. It is pathetic that the reality of Treacherous Alliance has been smeared by the irrelevance Graffiti of an American president of the CIA’s National Iranian Council. This Council is similar to the CIA’s infamous Chalabi’s Iraq National Congress! However, half of the book is an unrelated historical junk and the other half is a perfunctory remark that anybody could have found in the internet without buying this book. It is a deliberate attempt to mislead the public about the reality of the treacherous underlying factors which helped the Mullah's take over of Iran under the misnomer banner of Islamic Revolution.

The Treacherous Alliance is actually an attempt to cover-up the real strategic and financial alliance that gave birth to this aberration of Islam being branded, advertised and marketed as “Islamic Revolution”!

Treacherous Alliance should refer to the underlying factors that caused the US and Israeli agents banded together and reinvented the Iranian subservient and conformist Mullahs, who were on Shah’s Payroll, to usurp power and market their rein of terror as the “Islamic Revolution”. At no point the book refers to the well publicized fact that General Robert Huyser went to Iran to make sure that not only Shah abdicates power but also the power is transferred to Israeli, British and pro-American Mullahs. Unlike the overthrow of the Iranian democratically elected Mossadeq, which was overthrown by the CIA, the Islamic rein of terror was deliberately and methodically manufactured by Mossad, the CIA and British intelligence Service with complete cooperation of a gutless Shah.

For student of international relation and those who are concerned about the hidden facts about the Iranian regime, is to look in their own environment to see the Unholy Alliance between Christian Zionists, Islamic leaders of Iran, the uttering of Digital Ben Ladin in CIA Voice & Image Duplication Laboratories, Mossad and then compare them with economic facts and tremendous transfer of wealth from Iran to Canada, Australia and Dubai, and decide for themselves if the book like these are not designed to cover-up the real relationship of Mullahs of Iran with Israel and the US.

Nothing is more revealing than the unconditional support given to the “Division of Iraq Resolution (presented by the self-declared Zionist Senator Biden) by the head of the most feared terrorist organization, supported and financed by the Revolutionary Guards, Mullah Hakim. An old Zionist Mythology from Euphrates to Nile, a hidden declaration in Israeli Flag, is one step closer to reality thanks for the Treacherous Alliance of Mossad and Revolutionary Guards of Iran.
Dig into the Foundations and Corporate entities which have brought wealth to your region behind any asset transfer from Iran and behind every highway or major project you might see an Iranian Mullah using an Israeli broker as a partner. This is why books like this are polished to blind the public from seeing the real world by discussing puppet shows in order to advance the continuation of the exploitation of the Iranian masses by Mullahs!
Attacking Iran is a horrendous mistake when we can accomplish the regime change by cutting the flow of refined oil to Iran, freezing assets of more than 500 corporate entities which are custodians of Mullahs assets in the West. Rather than spending money on the war and terrorist Mujahedin against Iran, we should aggressively stop the life-blood of Mullahs the smugglers of Revolutionary Guards who are engaged in drug, alcohol, human, arm, and all sorts of counter bands trades in the Persian Gulf.

West must remember that Iranians are materialist nationalists and not religious and their support for Mullahs would collapse when they cannot provide Gasoline to people. Attacking Iran, under any guise would be a mistake!

Gail Jonas said...

To Farhat Quaem Maquami,
Thank you for your comment. I'm printing it so I can carefully read it.

Anonymous said...

To Farhat Quaem Maquami - if that even is your real name. You make no sense what so ever. Judging by your own logic, you probably work for the Israeli lobby, trying to shoot down the credibility of this excellent book through your ramblings. I just finished the book, and I am quite confident that you haven't even read it. If you had, you would never have embarrassed yourself in this manner by writing what you did. Seems to me that you have an agenda...

Gail Jonas said...

To the person who most recently posted about Farhat Quaem Maquami's comment:

I tend to agree that Maquami hasn't read the book or had a preconception about the subject matter that clouded his?her? judgment about it.

I'm working my way through it very carefully, having spent several hours today reading it, and I find Parsi very accurate with footnotes to original sources, including the many interviews he conducted with key people in all three countries.

Anonymous said...

TREACHEROUS ALLIANCE EXPOSED

What should be talked about is the fact that Trita Parsi is as much Iranian and knows about iran as I know about Mars!
The poor guy is probably an India untouchable ,who like anybody else who wanted a fast buck took advantage of prevailing fashion in hiring any fool who claim to be an expert in Middle East or terrorist
Expert , then go and write a Ph.D. theses and get a job .

He does not know what he is talking about. The subject is Clear Mullahs of Iran, Israel and the US have been engaged in a treacherous Alliance for the past 50 years . There is no dispute that he mentions some facts about this case but by ignoring the rest of facts, it becomes clear that he has an agenda!
He is a half Iranian guy who is on the payroll a CIA’s so-called National American-Iranian Council which is like Charlady’s Phoney similar Council who got rich by deceit and lies to get US in Iraq on behalf of Israel and Iran.
He is a nobody and is devoid of any credibility on the Iranian community! .
He is living in a Vacuum and lecturing for the true believers, no wonder you guys are criticising any person who questions your belief!
Go and get a life and do some research .
This guy doesn’t know history most of the historical facts are wrong and are based on propaganda.
Israeli started the 1967 War and Israeli instigated the 1973 War with the Arabs not vice versa.
Israeli’s Snake the USS Liberty . Ever since the Israeli control even Phone conversation in America!!

It turns out that Israel has had a potential wiretap on every phone in America for years, along with the ability to monitor and record who any person is calling, anywhere in America; information of great value even if one does not listen to the calls themselves. Amdocs, Inc. the company which sub contracts billing and directory services for phone companies around the world, including 90 percent of American phone companies, is owned by Israeli interests. Yet another company, Comverse Infosys, is suspected of having built a "back door" into the equipment permanently installed into the phone system that allows instant eavesdropping by law enforcement agencies on any phone in America. This includes yours.

Now, I want you all to stop and think for a minute of the full ramifications of this. Israeli interests have the ability to listen in on ANY phone in America connected to any of the systems used by Amdocs or Comverse Infosys. They have had this ability for several years. They can listen in and track the phone calls made by anyone's phone, whether police officer, elected official, media talking head, editor, policy setter, news mogul, even the President of the United States. The Ken Starr report on Whitewater describes how Bill Clinton warned Monica Lewinsky that a foreign government was tapping their phone calls
Do not be deceived by half truth told by people who are making money and claiming to be president of Phoney Organization! Israeli agents are everywhere and have penetrated in every organization to make sure billions of American Taxpayes money ends up protecting their interests!
Trita is an alien name in the Iranian community and is an snake oil sales man that has the support of Israeli Government. That is why he disseminates half truth!

Gail Jonas said...

To the last anonymous commenter: I don't think you're right about Parsi, but I'll check out your allegations. For starters, I know that he interviewed Israelis, Iranians, and Americans for his book.

Anonymous said...

MULLAHS STOLE PALASTINE:
Succes of a treacherous Alliance

Thanks a lot for paying attention. I am not after Parsi or proving that he is an agent for Israeli’s, all I say that I do not trust a person who out of nowhere, without any Iranian heritage, with a funny "Indian" name comes out label himself an Iranian expert, becomes head of a suspicious organization, in collusion with a few other renegades and non persona and strat business.
The last person who did this to Iran was an Indian Sick named Khomeini, manufactured by British intelligence and sold to masses of ignorant as the leader of Iranian Islamic revolution. I do not want another ignorant academic poisons the mind of Americans.
There is nothing in his supposed analysis which is not published; but there are substantial body of evidence that has been ignored by this man. That makes me wonder who is he working for.
The fact that he has talked to a few leaders of the region and revealing some well-known facts is not good enough. Check the internet for every fact that he has ignored and see for yourself what is correct. Do not ever become fascinated by a book or a news . there are to fool the public!!
CIA analysis two years ago declared that as of 2003, Iranians had no program to meake atomic weapons, but what Bush and Israeli said to the public was absolute lie for getting their agend approved and scare the public.
I believe that CIA analysis is right, but the propaganda of Fox news says No!! You have to decide who do you believe so our national treasures would not be spent for a useless war.
The other day the so-called Annapolis conference, on the surface it was broadcast as a get together for peace, but in reality it was another Bus-Israeli stunt!! Olmert rejected what he predicted as an agenda for peace!! Abass had no credibility in Palestine, while his brutal security forces were beating Palestinians in the occupied territories!! Syria, a terrorist state, got his wishes: a Syrian sympathizer as president of Lebanon! Lebanon democracy was sacrificed!! Palestinians got nothing! The Conference was declared a success by Bush and was declared a disaster by the world media!! Who do you believe?
By the way Iran was absent from the conference, yet Iran Mullahs are the ones who created Hamas to destroy Palestinian unity for their Israeli allies, and they did a very good job.

Nobody in public thanked Iranian Mullahs for the help, consideration, persistence and ideological support to destroy Palestinian Unity; as they were instrumental in destroying the Palestinian dreams! You can not see this in the treacherous alliance. You are only partially educated because the public must leave in constant illusion to swing in the direction of the treacherous alliance!
None of this is on the news; but if you search the internet you would see my analysis is right without spending a penny!!

Gail Jonas said...

Farhat Quaem Maquami,
I assume you have left the most recent post, along with two previous posts. You definitely have got my attention! I'm going to print all three comments and try to track down what you are saying. We don't disagree on everything, which is encouraging.

I wonder if there's a Middle Eastern expert out there that you trust for me to run your information by. Not that I can get an expert's attention, but I'm willing to try. Plus why don't I send your comments to Parsi and ask him to respond?

Suggestions on where to go to verify what you've said are welcome.

I think it's good if all of us are open to new information.