- TEHRAN, Iran (TRN)
-- The ongoing turmoil throughout Iran is a result of deliberate destabilization
efforts conducted by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
- Operating under an operation code named "Restore
a Shah" the CIA has been quietly funneling tens of millions of dollars
to activists throughout Iran in order to intentionally foment the tumultuous
protests being seen in that country since their recent national election.
- For more than two years, tens of millions of dollars
in U.S. cash has been covertly smuggled into Iran by U.S. troops operating
in Iraq. Sources inside the Pentagon have told TRN that much of
that cash was recovered from former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The source
went on to say that the funds were never reported to U.S. civilian leaders
in order that the CIA could make use of that cash as it deemed appropriate,
without congressional oversight.
- Iran has long been on the radar screen of U.S. Intelligence
agencies after the Iranian Revolution toppled the former Shah of Iran who
was useful to the U.S.
- During that Revolution, Iranians laid siege to the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran, occupying it and holding Embassy staff hostage for 444
days. One of the Iranian students who participated in that Embassy Siege
was none other than Iran's current President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
- In the photo at right, taken by the CIA outside the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can
be clearly seen holding onto a blindfolded American citizen who was a hostage
from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
- Those hostages were physically abused, deprived of food
and water, prevented form getting medical attention. It was only after
Ronald Reagan was elected U.S. President in 1980, that the Iranians realized
they had to let the hostages go.
- Sources in the Reagan White House made known to reporters
at the time that before his inauguration, Reagan passed a message to Iran
telling them that unless the American Hostages were freed before he was
sworn-in as President, his first official act would be to order carpet
bombing of Tehran by U.S. military strikes.
- Unlike former President Jimmy Carter who seemed paralyzed
and unable to use force to free his own citizens, Reagan suffered no such
fear. Minutes prior to Reagan's inauguration, Iran released all the U.S.
Hostages, bringing the crisis to an end.
- When US Intelligence agencies realized who the Iranian
President was, and that he was personally one of the henchmen who held
Americans captive in the late 1970's it was decided to undertake any and
every effort to destroy his Presidency. But with no formal relations with
Iran since the Embassy crisis, it was difficult for US Intelligence operatives
to enter Iran and to establish contacts.
- During the second war with Iraq, many U.S. operatives
were able to successfully cross into Iran and bring with them tons of U.S.
cash. That began laying the foundations for the present day turmoil in
- The goal of the CIA: Topple the Iranian government and
install another government which will be more secular and friendly to the