Friday, November 18, 2005

Which Iranian leaders work for the CIA?


Perhaps President Ahmadinejad is really a CIA agent. He’s doing everything he can to isolate Iran and undermine its position vis-a-vis the IAEA. Nice job, Mahmoud!

This is from The Times:

The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has ordered an unprecedented purge of senior ambassadors who are regarded as too liberal for the policies of his administration . . . At least 20 heads of mission and other top diplomats have been sacked or reassigned in the biggest shake-up since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The majority were appointed during the decade of rapprochement with the West that Mr Ahmadinejad has abruptly reversed.


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Posté le: 07 Oct 2005

Revolution islamique qui n'aurait pu avoir lieu si les US avait continue leur soutien au Shah. Cette decision de "Non soutien" est venue lors du sommet de la Guadeloupe (janvier 79) entre Carter et ses autres potes(Giscard d'Estaing et consort).

(America toppled the Shah)


From Baha’i Studies, August 1998, Falsafi, Kashani and the Baha'is
by A.W. Samii:

Ayatollah Kashani was considered to be against foreign influence in Iran and in favour of Mosaddeq.

Kashani and Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Bihbahani were approached by CIA contract officers to encourage them to split with Mossaddeq.

(Based on interviews with seven former CIA officials in Iran at the time, in M.J. Gasiorowski, 'The 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran,' International Journal of Middle East Studies 19 (1987) pp. 268-69. This financial approach was part of an operation, codenamed BEDAMN, intended to thwart Tudeh and Soviet influence. Funded at $1 million a year, BEDAMN utilized propaganda, 'black operations' (such as infiltration of the Tudeh, 'paying religious figures to denounce the Tudeh as anti-Islamic, and organizing attacks on mosques and public figures in the name of the Tudeh'), and 'direct attacks on Soviet allies.')

It was later stated that they did take the money, leading to stories of 'Bihbahani dollars' in the bazaar, and a report of a post-coup meeting between the Shah, Zahidi, and Kashani, in which Kashani was thanked for his efforts.

Many came to believe that Kashani was a British agent.

Falsafi, in June 1951, was identified as 'one of Iran's most influential younger mullahs' whose lectures against the UK, US, and USSR led to riots. In May 1952, he was involved in disorders in the Tehran bazaar. Also, he was sponsored by a CIA operation called BEDAMN as an alternative to Kashani during the oil crisis.

((State Department telegram 3453, 788.00/27JUN51, RG-59, Box 4107; Mashad Consulate telegrams 2 & 4, 788.00/2AUG51, ibid.; S. Akhavi, Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period, [Albany, 1980], p. 64; Gasiorowski, US Foreign Policy and the Shah, p. 70). On Falsafi's relations with the government, see W.M. Floor, "The Revolutionary Character of the Ulama: Wishful Thinking or Reality?", in Keddie, Religion and Politics in Iran: Shi'ism from Quietism to Revolution, p. 76.)


A radically anti-Bahai and anti-Sunni semi-clandestine society, called the Hojjatieh, is reemerging in the corridors of power in Tehran. The group flourished during the 1979 revolution that ousted the Shah and installed an Islamic government in his place, and was banned in 1983 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the revolution.



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