USA: Young Werewolves Society
ESTADOS UNIDOS CONTRA IRÁN - 2
Since the triumph of the Iranian Revolution, more than four decades ago, the United States has cruelly attacked the Persian country, directly and indirectly. But the ruthless attacks began much earlier, with the overthrow of Prime Minister Mohamad Mosadeq.
USA: Society of young werewolves, sons of failed Vietnam warriors and other misfits. Of seasoned women and men, but also of unshowable amputees. The society of individuals who seem intelligent when insane. Of people who make us believe they are crazy, but who, in truth, are dangerously obsessed and lonely.
Traditions had to start from scratch, with all that this means for a nation. Together the prodigy of devising itself, and the misfortune of having the pillars placed on repudiations and duels, or not having them at all.
A history that lacks referents and supports, as well as prudence. And elites devoid of ethics and morals. All the more reasons why the American nationality was built on inventions and development was based on inventions.
Reality is narrated as a heroic enterprise, but those narrated confuse judgment with hallucination. The limits of sanity with macabre nonsense. Let’s hope that one more is not one less in the end.
1953, the same
U.S. attacks against the Republic of Iran began almost seven decades ago, in 1953. With the coup d’état against a legitimate government: that of Mohamad Mosadeq.
The coup was carried out with elements organized and financed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British secret intelligence services (MI6). It was executed through Operation Ajax (TPAJAX Project), a designation that has nothing to do with the legendary Greek heroes named Ajax.
Not even with Sophocles’ clueless demigod, who two thousand years before Don Quixote also mistook flocks of sheep for armies and tore them to pieces. The name alluded to the well-known cleaning product (Wikipedia) that removes germs and stains… And, apparently, communists.
The operation was low-life. Those who gave it that name thought so – Ajax, the one that lasts the longest! It must be recognized that the cleaner (the assassin put in power) lasted, but not as long as calculated by the coup plotters.
The plot had to be verified sixty years later, in declassified documents of the US agency (The National Security Archive, 2013).
A coup advanced not on the basis of concrete facts, but based on volatile predictions. At the same time based on mere prejudices of interest.
On the one hand, the eventual influence of the Tudeh party (Party of the Masses) on President Mosadeq. That is, the presumed communist domination of the country (the Cold War narrative).
A delusion of persecution? A real threat? No. Quite the opposite: an obsessive eagerness to get rid of the antagonist, delusional persecution. There is no doubt about it, as the declassified CIA document indicates. “Campaign to install pro-western government in Iran under the Sha’s leadership“.
“Thus, if the coup against Mossadegh was intended to prevent a Communist takeover, it was premature at best” (Gasiorowski, 2019).
Iran would be unable to survive without the oil flow torpedoed by themselves. And the United States would be the call to save the country, and, incidentally, control its oil.
Another cause, the same: British Petroleum Company
Another equally unfounded rationale: the conjecture of economic depression. The collapse that would be caused by the blockade of Iranian oil, driven by the United Kingdom itself. That is, by its company, the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), the oil plunderer itself. A year later renamed the British Petroleum Company and a key player in the present-day BP PLC.
And another long succession of vicissitudes and plots. Suffice it to say that it was a siege motivated by the British oil company’s refusal to share operational data with Iran. And less willing to share with the real owners the proceeds of the plundered oil.
The ill-intentioned idea that Mosadeq would not weather the likely crisis (“Collapse Narrative“) was implausible, but it was enough for those who devised it to believe it.
An Iran, unable to survive without the flow of oil torpedoed by themselves. Then, the United States was called upon to save the country and, incidentally, to control its oil.
The insurmountable savior
Unverifiable interpretations, in any sense. Self-interested inventiveness. And the evidence of a behavior that does not change over time. USA: Society of Young Werewolves whose rulers use perfidious tricks to increase the empire’s power. That is to say, of the own pocket of an elite willing to do anything to stay at the top. Along the way, it devours itself again and again, but it does not care. Voracity is more powerful than the instinct for survival. Therein, of course, lies her greatest weakness.
In the same country, in two distant periods, a sample of the rapacity that moves the American administrations and their allies. English, in 1953. English, plus Germans and French, Arabs and Israelis, in 2020. The consistent hypocrisy with which they conduct themselves around the world.
“Whatever we may have done, good or bad… we can at least have the satisfaction of having saved Iran from communism.” From socialism, terrorism or whatever suits.
The explanation, despite appearing to be a paraphrase of a Trump phrase in support of any bestiality, is not. It was the argument, in 1957, of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
With that phrase the general with five suns justified his country’s covert actions in Iran to overthrow Mosadeq. And in Guatemala to do the same with Jacobo Árbenz.
The Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, was a puppet who began to carve down the fall from the moment the gringos took him to power. And he fell.
A refuge from the public’s right
The United States gave its blessing to a staunch ally, Reza Pahlavi. The Shah, who also failed to fully satisfy the appetite of the American oil companies. And French, Dutch and British (British Petroleum).
Not for lack of will, but because of his unpopularity and the illegitimacy of his government. Also, of course, because of the deep anti-imperialist sentiment of Iranian society. The shah was not satisfied with the repression he unleashed. He was a puppet who began to work for his downfall as soon as the gringos put him in power. And he fell.
The papers with the details of the machination were accessed six decades after the event. It happened among lost texts, destroyed telegrams and obvious alterations. Something is something as long as we know the hidden maneuvers.
Needless to say, the CIA did not declassify the documents at will, but forced by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Act, signed by Lyndo Johnson against his will, compels the federal government to provide its records and histories.
Despite nine exemptions, three special exclusions, administrative hurdles and the persistent work of the Supreme Court to narrow it, FOIA is a haven of public right. Thanks to it, citizens are able to find out something about information that crooks and bureaucrats label confidential.
The identical ruse
This conspiracy against Iran had been an open secret for a long time. Former Presidents Clinton and Obama, and even Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, acknowledged US involvement in the scheme. But the disclosed documentation took things a step further: it made it crystal clear that the modus operandi was (and still is) in force.
The CIA and MI6 financed sabotage gangs, street and protest gangs. They bribed officers of the Armed Forces and military units. They created alliances with bourgeois sectors and monarchist groups close to Pahlevi. The corporate media did its job: the relentless defamation of Prime Minister Mosadeq. And absolute silence regarding the despicable practices of American and British officials.
Rather, almost seven decades ago, the same tricks today. The unworthy events are not happening again in the present or will be repeated in the future. They take place, once again, in the past. And they are not, precisely, uchronies in the style of Harry Turtledove, the American writer of alternative history. They are simply frontal attacks on history.
Sixty-seven years ago, the same boobs today. Unworthy events do not happen again in the present or they will repeat themselves in the future. They happen, again, in the past.
USA: Young Werewolf Society
Aside from the liabilities of American society, Trump’s inexcusable actions leave him looking worse than he assumes. And the president, in the Oval Office, sitting worse than he will ever admit.
Horrendous acts hurt both the victims and those who inflict them. The murder of Soleimani. Frequent massacres, extrajudicial killings and torture. Coups d’état, incessant depredations. Assaults by rustlers and vileness committed left and right.
The list of unspeakable and unspeakable acts committed by the U.S. Government is long. The worst thing is that few, if any, of these excesses are paid for by the perpetrators. They are all paid for by the citizens, even the skeptics.
USA: Young Werewolves Society, as described by Michael Chabon (1999) in his stories, that just won’t grow up. “Our proposed partnership with the Wrestling Channel…”
The spectacular staged bouts, so popular with Americans. From the local rings they move to the arena of international relations with the same combination of techniques. What a disgrace!
- Bloomberg. (2020). BP PLC. January 24. Available in: https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/BP/:LN
- Brew, Gregory. (2020). The Collapse Narrative: The United States, Mohammed Mossadegh, and the Coup Decision of 1953. Texas National Security Review. Vol. 2, No. 4. November. In: https://bit.ly/3apI0Zf
- Chabon, Michael. (1999). Young werewolves. (2012). eBook – Spanish Edition. Random House Literature.
- United States Department of Justice. (2020). Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). What is FOIA? January 24. Available in: https://www.foia.gov/index-es.html
- Gasiorowski, Mark J. (2019) U.S. Perceptions of the Communist Threat in Iran during the Mossadegh Era. The MIT Press. Journal of Cold War Studies. Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer, pp. 185–221. In: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/jcws_a_00898
- The National Security Archive. (2013). CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup. August 18th. In: https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB435/
- The National Security Archive. (2013). Foreign Relations of The United States, 1955–1957, Near East Region: Iran; Iraq; Volume XII. Document 391. In: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1955-57v12/d391