Paul Craig Roberts: Iran In 2018

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

In 1953 Washington and Britain overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a dictator to rule Iran for the benefit of Washington and the British.

In declassified documents, the CIA has admitted its role in overthrowing the Iranian government. The overthrow pattern is always the same. Washington hires protesters, then introduces violence, controls the explanation, and unseats the government.

Ever since the Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Washington-installed dictator in1979, Washington has been trying to regain control of Iran.

In 2009 Washington financed the “Green Revolution,” which was an attempt to overthrow the Ahmadinejad government.

Today Washington is again at work against the Iranian people. It is difficult to believe that any Iranian, after watching what Washington-organized protests have done to Honduras, Libya, Ukraine, and Syria, have attempted to do to Iran in 2009, and is attempting to do today to Venezuela, could possibly in good faith go out into the streets against their own government.

Are these Iranian protesters utterly stupid or are they hired to commit treason against their country?

Why does Iran permit foreign-funded operatives to attempt to destabilize the government as Ukraine did and as Venezuela does today?

Are these governments so brainwashed by the West that they think that democracy means permitting foreign agents to attempt to overthrow the government?

Are governments so intimidated by the Western presstitutes that they find it challenging to defend themselves against foreign-paid provocateurs?

Having succeeded in causing violent protests in Iran, Washington now intends to use an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Iran in order to set the stage for more intervention against Iran. The Washington-incited violence has been turned into a “human rights issue” against Iran. Will Washington get away with it?

Iran’s fate is up to Russia and China. If Washington succeeds in destabilizing Iran, Russia and China are next. Russia seems to understand this. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said yesterday: “We warn the US against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Just as the Russian government comprehended that Russia could not permit Washington’s destabilization of Syria, Russia understands she cannot permit the destabilization of Iran.

The leader of Turkey has aligned with Russia, declaring “obviously some people from abroad are provoking the situation.”

That is obvious to everyone but Americans, who are constantly lied to by “their” government and by the presstitute lie factories such as CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, BBC.

Trump and Haley are the type of loudmouths who are likely to break Washington’s power and influence over the world.

They “take names,” admit that they bribe foreign leaders, and issue insane threats. If this doesn’t wake up the rest of the world, nothing will.


Moe-Monay Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:57 Permalink

Been watching this for a while.  Seems Iran has developed "anti biotic resistance" to this simple minded Washington approach.  More power to them.  I can't believe how badly we fudged up their country.   

J S Bach Pinto Currency Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:31 Permalink

Once again, Paul, I have to disagree with your poor choice of words.

The city of Washington is not trying to regain control over the sovereign state of Iran.  It is the cabal of (((dual-citizens))) who control the American capitol who have this as their infernal goal.  When you say "Washington", it implies the whole of the naive and gullible American populace.  Granted, many of the sheeple who safely graze under our banner are susceptible to the aforementioned's devious propaganda about the Persian state, but the honest folk who think for themselves are dead-set against it.

This may seem like nitpicking, however writers such as yourself have the duty to clarify these deep truths.  People listen to you.  They respect your opinions.  Just come clean and do your part in waking up those stultified millions who don't understand.  It is Ersatz Israel which is the end game of all of this treachery... and Iran is one of those gentile nations that stands firmly defiant against its rampaging megalomaniacal quest.

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Slack Jack sincerely_yours Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:45 Permalink

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives support to anti-government protests.

Why would Mahmoud Ahmadinejad give support to anti-government protests?

Well; the English newspaper, the Telegraph, states that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a Jew.…

An interesting quote from the Telegraph article is: "Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad's track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past." Sounds like Hitler; doesn't it? And, they did call Ahmadinejad the new-Hitler; didn't they?

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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Slack Jack J S Bach Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:32 Permalink

There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.


The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

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Victor999 Slack Jack Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:27 Permalink

Your problem is that you seem to assume that ancient cultures all had 1) unique architectural styles, and 2) they always wrote inscriptions on their buildings.  This is patently false and therefore can not be used as evidence that an ancient people did not occupy an area.  The great civilisations of the past certainly had a history of such behaviour, but relatively minor 'tribes' did not necessarily follow such behaviour.  Whilst there exists no real evidence of a Davidic Empire or one of Solomon's,  there are most certainly evidences of the people residing in those areas and having some degree of power, though they were mostly subjects of continually renewing waves of empires washing over them (Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, etc).  And though perhaps, they were ruled by others most of the time, they certainly owned and occupied the land.  To say there was no Jewish Temple is almost as absurd since much historical evidence (especially writings by ancient historians) prove otherwise.


It is a much fairer argument to make that the Jews of today have no historic roots in the land they currently occupy, and therefore, have no rights to that land or legal basis to be there.  They are Jews by conversion only and therefore can not have any other roots or privileges or rights than those of Europeans, certainly not Semitics.

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OverTheHedge Pinto Currency Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:38 Permalink

Tom Clancy mentioned several times that it was simple incompetence: some bright young CIA type interviewed Khomeini, and decided that he was a saint, and couldn't possibly be a bad person to run a country, so they didn't stand in his way. In Clancy's words, "Oops".

Not saying Tom Clancy is the perveyor of all truth, but it is an interesting take. I will take incompetence and stupidity over cunning 4d chess every time. Mostly these people start some chaos,and then discover they have a tiger by the tail. Again.

That Einstein quote about insanity seems to be appropriate here.

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BobEore Pinto Currency Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

good to see some of the lads finally following up on my links...

as for the rest of the 'reading n riting-challenged champions of the talmudist psy op called the 'REVOLUTIONARY REPUBLIC OF IRAN... aka... retards already stuck in a seething sea o bad news what keeps gettin.... badder, bigly...


Iran intelligence minister says protests not ‘guided’ by foreigners…

DOOOOhhh! double ooopsy! 

Seems even Iranians can't 'get with the program' that entrances ridiculous western fanboys and other operatives of the $power into paroxysms of misinformed palaver bout Sea Eye As and stuff! As if that weren't enuf... to get a 'special genius' seething with even moar frustration n rage at every page of real truth in media which stuff their stools even further down their mullah jism coated throats...

Now that sreali stooge Ahmadinejad and his henchmen of ultratard ultra conseratives have been rounded up and pinned with the evidence of being behind the protests with the most-est ever amount of bullshit attributions of incorrect origins...

the case for truth in media gets even easier to make.

"In 1978, there occurred an event which would seal the fate of the Carter Presidency, while opening the way for a Republican, Reagan one. Which would in turn bring about the silent coup d'etat of Trotskyite ultra-leftists repackaging themselves as 'neo-conservatives.' That very odd juxtaposition of terms should itself give us warning of the oddities which come next! The "Iranian Revolution" of that year was, according to - what we all [think]we know - an uprising against the secular regime of Shah Pahlavi, by a groundswell of Iranian Shia Muslims in populist revolt against terror and corruption."

he he heh... repacked trot ultras... like.... CPR AND THE REST OF THE 'REAGAN' PHONY REVOLUTION GANG! 

phony revolutions to the right o yas... phony revolutions to the left o yas... waz a tuff talkin tranny tard to do>>>???? When even Iranian intelligence ministers don't have the 'intelligence' to submit to the superior genius of couch potato tards in front of their 'master of the universe' consoles... the takeaway has to be...

sux to be u... stormtroopers of the mullo-boolah talmudist death to america revulution!

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JSBach1 BobEore Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:37 Permalink


Great to hear from you again...I've been away for a few and have been behind as a've changed your moniker...the previous one seemed to me to signify being an imprisoned circus animal [as it pertains to the audience at hand in sheer captivity and in the bewilderment of the act unfolding before their very eyes] behind bars, tryin' to bestow upon the audience the nature of the enemies only to be incarcerated for such efforts, but that is just my own interpretation...

I do believe, it is by no accident, your foreboding warnings, as detected within your writings, and one must assume your choice of an avatar is no mere coincidence, that it has some significance to your message and being...

would you care to share this latest reincarnation of said significance...mejor amigo...???

Back on Iranian topic... Recall in 2009 the widely publicized death of Neda Agha Soltan (the free spirit of Iranian counter-culture as they would have us believe)?

The circumstances of her death and the person(s) responsible ..... Was she shot by a person on the roof, as some claim, or from the street nearby, as others claim? Could it be that she was suffocated after the fact, but before paramedics could get to her(the guy in the blue shirt can be seen pressing her shoulders to the ground immobilizing her while the other guy in the white shirt is trying to stop the blood from her wound or is suffocating her as his hands are around the throat at times)?

Why would a non-political young person, as is claimed by her family and friends, feel so motivated by a single political event to attend these protests with her music teacher? She must have been stirred up by people over some period of time in order to attend this protest. Why would she get out of a car one kilometer away from the actual protest if she was stuck in traffic for one hour, and where did she park her car that she was stuck in traffic in? Is it because the lack of A/C in the car as is claimed or is it that being not far from the protest offered the added adventage of a clearer shot because it is less dense whilst still be associated with the actual protest itself? Why was she chosen as the sacrificial lamb to begin with? If actual government forces, Basij militia, where behind the shooting, why single out a young woman, whose very name: Neda means "voice", "calling" (sometimes understood as a "divine message" in Persian, one kilometer from the actual protest, just a short time after getting out of her car? Because it a an all too perfect story which will be promoted and spread virually by western media sources! And to top it all off she was supposedly overheard predicting her own death to her friend

But wait, there is more...

It was in Turkey, more than two months prior to her death, that she met her fiancé, after being divorced, and some would say emotionally vulnerable to someone who can more easily manipulare her, 37-year-old Caspian Makan, who worked as a photojournalist and filmmaker. What are the chances that the world comes into possession of a video portraying a death of a "courageous" "defiant" young woman--so aptly named: "the divine message"--who is also enraptured with her fiancé, who happens to also be a photojournalist and a filmmaker? How picture perfect is that!!! Then after her death he immigrates to Canada and gives countless interviews--but never going to the host country for the SOLE purpose of the interview itself EXCEPT for one case: in Israel off a fresh EL AL flight with Israeli ch 2.... How accomidating of him? What other business brought him there?

You see, us goyim, can in fact put dots together, especially when these all-too-perfect fairytales are pushed onto the unsuspecting public. Was it just coincidence, as is always portrayed, or is it more sinister work of foreign agents at play? hmmmm.....
Here is the link to Caspian Makan's, her fiance, with Israeli ch 2, he did while in Israel:

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BobEore JSBach1 Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:08 Permalink

welcome back mon frere, JSB....

to the non-stop action which has been taking place in your absence. Action which culminated last weekend... when,

the surly lunatic overthetop venom spewed in response to the piece posted by Pat Buchanan... finally parted the clouds here for good - and allowed everyone to assume their positions... fore the final chapter of the war pon the 'DEATH TO AMERICA' freaks who infect these pages. Pat, you probably know, is a representative of the REAL CONSERVATIVE tradition so devalued and lost in the present day.... someone who seriously challenged the takeover of that movement by talmudic agents of the usual description.... and paid the political price.

Seeing the talmudic tards recoil in horror at his authentic presence pon the scene of the FAKE ALT-RIGHT HQ... was uplifting of spirit, and emboldening of heart - and there we come to the heart - of both your question, and the rest of the 'news'...

the gloves - you see JSB, are finally off. Its total war ... against the tardnation trolls in service to the $power, and the final part of the rollback gainst their terror is begun. Invigorated by this realization, striding into the fray with the energy and abandon of my berseker borderlands ancestors of the Painted Pictlands kind... I was prompted to remember the ol BLACK FLAG of the Makhnovist Militiamen which rose above my name here in the previous incarnation... and after an amusing interlude with a dude who called themselve... "lurker since 2012"... knew it was time at last to unfurl the banner of resistance to THE RED/WHITE TERROR of right/left bolshevism.

It was indeed back in the era of 2012-13 that the big change came over this place, and veterans remember the subtle warning signs which were making us wary ... clobbering the various psy ops became simply too successful for the media masterz to watch... so

but back to the present. You've exceeded my knowledge threshold with that account from iran. ... but I will tell you this - an operative in Turkey pulling ops such as you've supposed is a sure sign of an sraeli at work. They are all over the place... and because they can blend in to ANY surrounding, run circles around the rest of us. Apropos of which, I will recount one small story - which is some years ago, sitting in a cafe I was introduced to a stranger "because" my friends told me "he speaks English," something not too common here. He looked and talked like somebody out of the midwest. My probes went nowhere, he skirted around any real admission of his identity... and being still somewhat 'innocent' back then, it was only later that it dawned pon me that I had been chatting with 'one of them'...

they handle all the banking security here, the airports, media, hands in every pie with all information streamed to HQ. Nothing could be simpler for them than to arrange the details of your mystery from start to finish.

Just like the phony iran 'revolution' was arranged from start... to what will be its finish.

Tierra y Libertad -


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Element Moe-Monay Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:18 Permalink



Forget 'geopolitics', or 'Leadership', or who is president, or who has the biggest button, forget what the 'Laws' are, forget what 'religion' you think you are, forget what 'nationality' you are, forget what stupid half-arsed 'God' you claim to 'believe' in and have a relationship with ... the ONLY THING that ACTUALLY MATTERS in all issues and concerns of an international complexion, are the quantity and timeframe in which you can laydown outrageously destructive CONVENTIONAL FIREPOWER on any geographical point on earth ... whilst simultaneously preventing anyone else from successfully doing the same things in scale, timeframes, quantities, or geographical distribution ... all the rest of this blah-blah is so much pretentious high-brow (low-brow) hot-air that is ultimately totally irrelevant to how things will tend to play-out.


All these pontificating verbal 'agendas' are useless horseshit when all else is said and done.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:05 Permalink

It's more like Jewish Zionist controlled Council on Foreign Relations than just saying Washington. The CFR is America's shadow government, the other hand, the more secret hand is AIPAC. They run the congressional bribery racket using donors and the Rabbi's cut of the food extortion racket. AIPAC funding comes from taxes on American's food, look in your pantry, circle with a U or a K is the kosher extortion racket used to control legislation which is pro-Israel and pro-Jewish. The American beast of burden orders come from the Zionist controlled Council on Foreign Relations, the American shadow government.

Bloody Fkn Muppet Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:08 Permalink

Iran just banned English language learning in primary schools, which is bad in many ways. Doesn't say much for their attitude to influence outside of the Farsi-speaking world.

lurker since 2012 Bloody Fkn Muppet Tue, 01/09/2018 - 03:07 Permalink

From the Moon of Albama

So, according to Reuters, Iran "banned" something from its school curriculum that was not and is not in there. The Reuters piece quotes an Iranian official who does not confirm what Reuters alleges:

“Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run High Education Council, told state television late on Saturday.

The official only confirms that the official curriculum is binding. As English language is not in the official primary school curriculum it can not be taught as part of that curriculum. It is banal statement: "Yes, the relevant regulations apply as the always have applied." How Reuters can construe that into a new "ban" is beyond me.


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Savvy Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:13 Permalink

Iran may well be on their own facing NATO. They are a competitor for both the European and Chinese markets. Putin needed Syria to stop Qatar and KSA from shipping to EU but he doesn't need Iran. He can't play nice if he wants to win when the US finally goes after Russia. All he can do is sell Iran the tools to defend themselves.

MK ULTRA Alpha Savvy Tue, 01/09/2018 - 01:06 Permalink

Russia has always had an arms length relationship with Iran, however, considering Russian companies are all over Iran, the preference for Russian goods is a part of the mix. A Russian political or military move in the Middle East would require some kind of relation with Iran. Turkey isn't a traditional close ally of Russia, on the contrary many wars have been fought. Syria is now a close Russian ally, Russia is going to do what is needed to keep the two Syrian bases. Russia had a traditional weapons and military advisor role with Iraq. Russia might use Iran as a proxy for greater leverage in Iraq.

Iran will continue to be an important proxy in the Middle East. Russia works to reestablish the cold war era Soviet alliance in the Middle East. During the Soviet era, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, were much closer to the Soviets. Putin would like to restore the close ties with these nations.

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Nassim Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:55 Permalink

The Iranian government clearly wanted these foreign-paid trouble makers to show their hand - so that they could then round them up.

Khomeini did the same with the Communists. He pretended to be their ally against the Shah and the Americans, but when he got into power he rounded them up and killed many of them.

The hatred of the West for Khomeini is that they helped him get into power on the understanding that he would do their bidding. When he wouldn't, they went beserk and have been beserk ever since. :-)

inosent Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:55 Permalink

Lots of talk, but in the end nothing. If only the great satan would leave everybody alone ... o, yeah, well, we'll have to stop doing what the jew cult freaks want first ... and when will that happen? Call congress and tell them no more money for israhell or no more career in congress. We are the 330,000,000, the jew parasite cult maybe a handful. Why should we care about them? It's a free country, they can get a job and live peaceably like everybody else. We don't need their demonic agenda, their phony racist superiority claims, and their counterfeit money.


Maestro Maestro Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:20 Permalink

Iranians are closet America worshippers and will fail as a nation and a country for the following reasons:

1) Persians gave up their own religion and civilization and adopted those of the inferior Arab savages that conquered them.

2) Islam, like the fundamental religion of the Jews, the Talmud, is based on conflict with outsiders.  Its economic system's viability is contingent upon the subjugation and exploitation of the unbelievers.  There is no peace in war.

3) Iranians suffer from the same kind of compartimentalized thinking as the Americans.  Iranians dissociate causes from their necessary consequences.  In short, they are stupid.  Case in point: after getting their confiscated monies back from the Americans, they went ahead and paid for eighty (80) Boeing jets with it, instead of investing in their country's infrastructure or subsidizing food production and distribution which would have prevented the current civil unrest.… Iranians will probably never see those Boeing jets.  And if they do get delivered, they will come equipped with spying bugs and self-destruct mechanisms.  They will not be able to fly anyway when open conflict with Israel and America starts.

In conclusion,

Stupid nations like the Iranians are guilty of being the very real and actual enablers of evil nations like America, Israel and Saudi Arabia.  Iranians (and the Russians, and the Chinese) subsidize and promote stupidity and contradiction.



BobEore Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:11 Permalink

I seldom reach for the silly triangles to the left...
but that was a trip around the bases for you MM. Magnifico!
Missed ya on the metals threads... shurly the tards haven't scared ya away?