Tuesday, February 19, 2019

What they don’t tell you about Iran

The truth is that Iran is in the cross hairs of globalists for four main geopolitical reasons.

Image Credit: Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS

Forget the hullabaloo about Iran’s nuclear program – Neocons have been screaming about the imminent demise of the globe by Iran’s non-existent nukes for more than twenty years. The truth is that Iran is in the cross hairs of globalists for four main geopolitical reasons:

Oil competition

In terms of world’s proven reserves, Iran is #4 in oil and #2 in natural gas. Thus, a free Iran will endanger Saudi Arabia’s role as the leading oil producer.

To give some historical context, the only reason that Saudis are so rich now is that Iran has been virtually isolated by crippling U.S. sanctions since 1979. For decades before that, Iran was #1 in oil production and refining. However, everything changed when Saudis colluded with international financiers to create the oil-for-dollar (“petrodollar”) scheme in the 1970s during the dollar crisis. In return, globalists turned Iran into a global pariah. Thus, in 1970, Iran was producing more oil than Saudi Arabia; however, by 1980, Saudis were producing six times more oil than Iran!

A resurgent Iran will also mean competition to U.S. oil and shale companies which have been ramping up production since 2011 (when Libya was destroyed!).

Challenge to Israel

Israel seeks regional hegemony for its own security, which includes balance of power in Lebanon and Syria – two allies of Iran. Hezbollah in Lebanon is armed by Iran; and if Syria becomes too strong, Israel’s hold on Golan Heights will be threatened. Golan Heights – a Syrian territory that Israel grabbed in the 1967 war – also happens to have huge oil reserves worth trillions of dollars. It’s no coincidence that just before Trump decided to withdraw from the Iran Deal, Netanyahu made a rather ridiculous presentation about Iran’s nuclear program from 20 years ago.

Divide and rule; weapons sales

If everyone in the Middle East got along with one another, there will be no need for US military bases, and Saudi Arabia won’t be binge-buying U.S./U.K. weapons. That would be terrible! For the military-industrial complex, the Middle East has been a cash cow for the last two decades. Perpetual wars mean enormous war-profiteering for private contractors and defense corporations.

Then there are geopolitical elites, for whom controlling nations and regions is imperative. For them, divide and rule is an essential strategy. Hence they fuel the Sunni-Shiite, Saudi-Iran, Arab-Persian conflict and keep it just short of a full-fledged war – after all, corporations don’t want their pipelines and refineries to get destroyed. In geopolitics, this playbook is called “controlled chaos.”

Eurasian alliance of Iran-China-Russia

There’s a huge struggle for the control of Eurasia, and Iran is a key piece in that geopolitical chessboard. As long as Iran was isolated and weak, it didn’t matter. But now Iran is getting into all kinds of military and economic alliances with Russia & China – two countries that have been labeled by the Trump administration as “rival powers” and “revisionist powers” that have heralded an era of “great power competition.”

Iran is also key component of China’s Silk Road (also called Belt and Road Initiative or One Belt, One Road) – freight trains from China have to go through Iran on their way to Africa and the Middle East. Destabilizing Iran means sabotaging China’s Silk Road, and that would be very desirable for globalists.

However, if the Iran-Russia-China coalition survives, it will mean the following for the West:

** Unable to conquer Syria & Lebanon.

** Possible loss of Iraq, since there’s a huge Shiite majority. ‪This, in turn, will lead to the formidable Shiite Crescent – four contiguous nations of Lebanon-Syria-Iraq-Iran. (*Lebanon = Hezbollah, in the minds of western elites)

** Partial loss of Turkey, a pivotal NATO member. Erdogan-US relations are already on the rocks and Turkey is steadily moving into Russia’s orbit. Turkey is buying anti-missile systems (S-400) from Russia, partnering with Putin to build TurkStream pipelines that will bring Russian oil/gas to Europe, getting close to Iran, and planning on joining China’s One Belt, One Road.

** Partial Loss of Qatar as a vassal state. Qatar works hard to please the U.S./EU establishment and hosts a huge U.S. military base. However, Qatar also shares the world’s largest natural gas field with Iran, which has now become even more of a strategic and indispensable ally. After the Saudi blockade last year, Iran has been sending 100 tons of food to Qatar every day!

** Possible eviction of U.S. military bases from Afghanistan, a country that borders Iran and now wants to join CPEC – China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – that’s so promising that Pakistan is giving the diplomatic middle finger to Washington D.C.

Basically, the US is on the verge of losing its hegemony in a contiguous string of countries from the Middle East to China. The four leaders who’re actively working on this are the powerbrokers in Russia, Iran, Syria and Lebanon. China is quietly helping in the economic front, while being careful not to militarily challenge the U.S..

These are the reasons why globalists are fervently trying to topple the current Iranian regime. Neocons such as Bolton are partnering with MEK, a cult-terrorist group that was conveniently deemed innocuous by the U.S. government in 2012, the same year when the U.S. illegally seized $100 billion of Iranian assets and imposed devastating sanctions. Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) gives the hawks one more chance to crush the Iranian economy through sanctions, which will also force EU companies to pull out of Iran.

Warmongers don’t care much about what happens after a regime change. If Iran is embroiled in a bitter civil war between Islamists & secularists for the next decade, it will just be splendid. The chaos can actually be used to chop up Iran into pieces – Baluchistan on the east, Khuzestan on the south and Kurdistan on the North-West. This will ensure that Iran will never be an influential regional power again. Of course, all this would also mean millions of refugees rushing into Europe and America, but geopolitical machinations are ruthless.

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