Saturday, August 06, 2005

April 24 American military rescue operation into Iran was a hoax; for the purposes of blackmailing Western Europe and Japan into submitting to Anglo-American political dictates; test of teh Atlantic alliance; Brzezinski "it is now up to Europe to prevent WWIII";

Only days before the raid into Iran, Vance resigend; Vance would up flaking out; Soviet Mig21 was flown overhead; to accomplish that, Vance and Carrington looked for a deal w/ Iran;

U.S. hostages in Tehran

Nov 1979-April 1980, the American hostages in Tehran was a big issue; not a single government in the world took any; perfect exercise in global crisis management;

The government least surprised was the U.S.. the seize of the embassy had taken place w/ the full knowledge and support of the Carter administration; After Khomeini's seizure of Power, the US did not interrupt its ongoing program of military supply, training and arms sales to Iran; 747s flew from NY to Iran, flying spare parts for helicopters and military aircraft; the equpiment was badly needed in the battle to put down Kurdish tribesmen in Iran's western provinces ()

The resupply was officially admiitted byt eh State Depamrtnet and reported in EIR, Wall Street Journal, Financial TRimes of London and elsewhere;

Americans began to adivse the Iranian secret government; David aaron (NSC) and Warren Christopher and Ramsey Clark, 60 CIA agents who entered Iran in Jan 1979; to smooth the transition to Khomeini; By Sept 1979 it had become clear that France, West Germany and their allies did not intende to capitulate to US pressure and were proceeding full steam ahead w/ the EMS; pulling togeterht eh Arab world, OPEC, India, Mexic and USSR thorugh a "peace through development" slogan;

Carter wanted an artificial crisis in Iran; subordintae broader concerns to teh "NATO alliance"; Since coming to power in 1977, the Carter administration had sought justification for sending U.S. Marines to seize the oil fields of Saudi arabia (strategic denial); "Reichstag fire"; and was consideriong dispatching a liminted number of technicians to Iran as well; Shah was allowed to come ot hte U.S. to recieve medical treatment; if the Shah were admitted to the United Staes;

Khomeini gave a long speech, protests by oil workers, etc; Brzezinski met w/ Yazdi to hammer out hte details of the embassy takeover; taking of the emabssy, and everything went into global crisis management; (*) First, they froze all the assets; FEMA had this plan to freeze assets two weeks before they actually did it; (chief cause of the Crisis in the first place); doctors


Go along w/ what we say,or we'll cut off your oil supplies; was the message delivered to European capitals by the Carter administration; Throughout the winter, Carter's reelection chances shot up high, Carter played the hostage crisis for all it was worth; (US was working w/ Bani-Sadr to release the hostages, but of course no such thing took place);

At the end of April, the Iranian crisis broke in way that almost touched off WWIII..

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Clark in Tehran

Just before Khomeini's return to Iran, a visitor arrived in Tehran to take part in the anti-American demonstrations: Ramsey Clark; Marching under banners that declared "Death to America", Clark declared his full support for Khomeini;

Military professionals were amazed at how quickly the 350,000-man Iranian army was paralyzed so quickly; General Robert E. Huyser (USAF) is one name that comes up repeatedly; #2 name under Alex Haig at NATO, sent to Iran in Jan (just before the Guadelope meeting where Carter told W. Germnay and France that the U.S. was dumping Shah);

On Jan 16, the Shah left Iran; Huyser was in constant contact w/ Brzezinski; that they must not move militairly against Khomeini; must not move against Khomeini, no matter what mnight happen; if they did, the U.S, woudl cut off all arms shipments, "cut them off at the legs";
Huyser foiled several coup attempts; civilizan gov incapable, then the U.S., woudl support a military takeover of Iran; w/ General Huyser's mission, Khomeini would not have come to power effortlessly; could have resulted in civil war;

Of the generals that signed the neutrality delcaratoin, 10 were shot by Khomeini;


w/o the BBC, there would be no Khomeini;
BBC stationed dozens of correspondents in Iran, in every remote town and village in 1978;

Khomeini woudl make tapes in Paris, and w/in hours they would be broadcast in Tehran;

In Dec 1978, the BBC began to broadcast psy-war rumors, rumors like that the shah had fled the country, etc.. adicated the throne to his son, etc. or gone insane; In Dec Tehrani accused the BBC of inciting Iranian oil workers to strike;
On Dec 2, 1978, the clergy tried to organize a fight between the Muslims and hte government; the fight didn't materialize, so they broadcast tape recordings of screms, gunshots and violence, and played them from the minirets! The mullahs poured red dye on teh streets to simulate blood;

Washington had given the final g0-ahead to remove the Shah from power; In Nov, George Ball (TC,BB) was aonnounced to head a special task force on Iran; In Jan 1979, at a meeting of the heads of state of the US, GB, France and W Germany, the US formally announced that it would no longer work to keep the shah in power; the "Islamic card" was now on the table, and it would only be a matter of time before the Shah was out of power;

(*) Islamic Republic as a "bulwark" against Communists;

France's role became crucial; France and W Germany was well aware that a Khomeini Regime would destabklize the Gulf and threaten their oil supply; using Khomeini as an excuse, the US would pressure for expanded prescence in the Indian Ocean area; could lead to WWIII; The french had already made one mess up; when Iraq had arrested Khomeini, the French offered him asylum again; (Oct 1978);

Guests who visited Khomini included:

(*) Ramsey Clark;
(*) Joseph Malone (ex CIA station chief in Beirut), close ties to British intelligence;
(*) Zygmunt Nagorski (CFR);

Shah put a new PM in place;
Big changes happened:

(*) completely nationalized all British oil interests (and concessions in Iran);
(*) put an end to martial law;
(*) abolished the SAVAK secret police;
(*) pulled IRan out of CENTO and declared that Iran woudl notlonger be a gendarme of the Gulf;
(*) removing the ambassador from the US;

Zahedi was a link between the Shah and Zbigniew Brzezinski;

Khomeini flew back to Iran on Feb 1, procaimed Bakhtiar's government illegitiame and created his own governemtn w/ Yazdi;

BP's financial interest

There were two other corporations who played a huge role in getting the Shah out;

entire year of 1978, there were negotiations between Iran and the oil consortium represented by BP; Talks on renewing the 25-year contracxt that began in 1953 after the Anglo-American intelligence coup that restored the Shah to the throne; these talks started in Jan 1978; they collapsed by Oct;

Iranians claimd that BP was blackmailing Iran by refusing to honor an agreement to buy most of Iran's oil production; they had authority to purchase up to 8 million barrels of oil a day, and had agreed to a minimum of 5 million, they were only purchasing 3-4 million; This forced Iran to adjust its income expectations and try toi market hte oil independently, which it was now doing;

In Oct 1978, at the height of ht revoltuion, the Shah and NIOC were negotiating teh economic future of Iran; BP refused to promise to buy Iranian oil but demanded the exclusive right to buy that oil should it wish to in the future; The Shah and NIOC flatly rejected BP's final offer, and it appeared that if the Shah overcame the revolt; if teh Shah survived the revolt, then Iran would be totally free in its oil policy in 1979, able to market its own oil to teh state companies of France, Spain, Brazil and many other countries on a state-to-state basis;

25 years w/ the consortium;
50 years w/ BP prior to that;

Almost simultaneously, the first signs of unrest began in the Iranian oil fields; Iranian oil output slowed several times during 1978, to a trickkel in the middle of the BP negotiations, Iran's bargaining chip (its oil) was suddenly taken off the table; The Iranian oil workers were organized by a team of radicals sent into teh Khuzestan by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation;

Simultaneosly, capital began to leave the country; a flight organized through BP channels among Iran's financial elite; Bahai cult, had family connections to British merchants and BP dating back to the 19th century; NY Post reported in October 1978 that in tha tmonth alone $700 million left Iran through channels controlled by teh IRanian Jewish community ; For 2 centuries British have controlleld the smugglgin and drug trade in teh Gulf as a way station between the Far East Golden Triangle and the West;

In thi speriod that the shah missed his last real opportuntiy to stem the tide; Iran was well aware that the British-sponsored clergy was determined to bring down the regime; it was the talk of Tehran; France, W Germany and Japan ignored the British call for a boycott in 1953 under Mossadegh; Iraq was watching the revolution carefully as well; Iraq had placed the Ayatollah under arrest in Najaf, the Iraqi holy city; they did not want the Muslim revolution to spread ;

Unrest in Iran

Continuing Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini;

August 1978; Trouble for a year, since Jan 1978 speech by Carter praising Iran as an "Island of Stability"; (visible revolts began after this speech);
Shah had changed prime ministers a year earlier, the new PM slowed the development push, oriented investment towards agriculture and away from industrialization and high tech sectors;

New PM also adopted curious position viz the clegery; superficially he was opposed to them, but his actions only accelerated their campaign; Unilaterally suspended the payments the regime had been making to the clergy, causing signs of unrest in the mosques; A police raid against an Ayatollah in May 1978 fueld the unrest;

Shah continued placing trust in the SAVAK;

Man in charge of SAVAK was General Hossein Fardoust, childhood friend of the shah's who went to school w/ him in Switzerland (Le Rosey) in the 1930s; Fardoust was the ringleader of the "inside" track of the revolution; He organized support for the Revolution in the military "Americans have decided to get rid of the Shah, we have to save ourselves; will you join us?" would be his question; Fardoust was probabl;y put in charge of Khomeini's secret police, the Savama; His home was linked to Dec 1979 murder of Prince Shariq in Paris;

In August 1978, terrorism hit Iran; 400 peopel died on August 19 when a fire ranged through the Rex Cinema in Abadan; charges that SAVAK was involved;

Most Iranians understood that the movement led by Khomeini was being organized in London;
The government created instant unemployment by halting development projects; arriving in cities, these peasants were shunted right into the mob violence that was gaining new strength w/ every new action;

Not a political revolution, but a process of cult building; of conditioning a fearful and desparate battering ram into self-destruction; drugged by opium and told by the Mullah's they be saved if they died;
In sept 1978, the Shah declared martial law; that it had not been declared motnsh earlier was due to AI; 500 demonstrators were killed in "black friday";

Then, word got out that the White House had decided to get rid of the Shah;
(*) French columnist Paul Marie de al Gorce reported: "It was clear, over hte last several days, that the calcultions of the Shah aiming to reconcile the moderate elements fo thei Shiite clergy was in the process of failure. There were other solutions being prepared in other Washington cirlces";

Human Rights Media Bandwagon

Continuing w/ Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini

The Iranian Revolution was more a project in psychological warfare than a matter of street-fighting; it was directed not from Mosques of rebelling Mullah's but from British Secret Intelligence Service HQ at the Tavistock Institute at Sussex University.

Armed w/ computers and reams of files on previous experiments on mass brainwashing (in Iran), teams of Tavistock social psyhologists began to plan the specifics of the "revolution".. How would they respond to a call from an old mullah to "revolt"? How would peasants respond? Skilled workers? Middle class? Intellectuals? What techniques would best involve the students in the rebellion? What are the vulnerabilities of the police and armed forces?

All this had to be analyzed and taken into account..

Thbe people doing this had experience working w/ British Intelligence back into WWII and the Strategic Bombing Survey; Marvin Zonis (professor at Univ of Chicago) who had written a book called "The Political Elite of Iran", were drawn in to present profiles of how Iranian classes and specific people would react.

The Shah was a perfect victim; the Iranian elite was unrivaled in corruption and venality; The Shah's own family was famous for not caring for the state as much as for shady business deals, gold, international jet set. Royal family was more at home in Acapulco, French Riveria, Switzerland, etc, than in Tehran. The Shah surrounded himself w/ sycophants;

The Shah refused time and again to purge his courtiers; (remembered the bitter dumping of his own father by British intelligence) in 1941; (Reza Shah); (in 1941 his own puppet crowning);
The more visionary leaders in Iran had lost their positions 5-10 years before the start of the Khomeini revolution .. left behind here traitors;

(*) 1976 Amenesty International report put the Shah on defensive; AI is a front for British Intelligence; Some people who know for certain:
- Ramsey Clark;
- Sean McBride;
- Conor Cruise O'Brian;
- Princeton's Richard Falk (wrote the 1980s Project on human rights);
They denounced the Shah, and reports were played up in the London Times and Washington Post (CIA control);

Since 1955, Savak had been under teh control of British and Israeli Intelligence; at times, the Savak was in control of ht eShah, not vice versa; Most of the agency's torturers were trained by Mossad; occasional terrorism allowed it to take more power;

AI found it had powerful friends;w/in a month, the Carter administration launched his own "human rights" campgin; aimed at China and Iran; Vance's old friend, Warren Christopher, directed the HR operation; Christopher had been in the Johnson administration, as the Number 2 man at Ramsey Clark's DoJ;

60 minutes talked about how evil the Shah was; talked about how Savak aimed to kill many people, including current foreign minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh; Into full mobilzation went the Bertrand Russell Foundation; Lelio Basson Foundation in Italy; Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and Transational Institue in Amsterdam, Socialist International machine in Europe; American Friend's Service Committee, Libyan-backed Mediterrean People's Congress, and many other HR organizations;

In Iran, there was only one organization that was of any importance: the Muslim Brotherhood; Through Iran, some 200,000 mullahs, positioned in every town and village, followed the dictates of a few fanatics at the head of the Brotherhood; several dozen of these mullahs and the ayatollahs commanded a huge following;

The other arm (besides the Muslim Brotherhood) was the Western-trained intelligence agents, who are today's secular office holders:
(*) Sadegh Ghotbzadeh,
(*) Ibrahim Yazdi
(*) Abolhassan Bani-Sadr;

Direction from Washington and London came via the professors, men such as Professor Richard Cottam at the Univ of Pittsburgh;
Cottam met Yazi in Iran as early as the 1950s; when Cottam was a field officer for the CIA attached to the US embassy in Tehran; Cottam also med and guided another member of the future leadership of Iranian revolution, Ghotbzadeh; for the next 20 years, the Pitts professor joined Yazdi and G for strategy sessions in the US, Europe and Iran; Yazdi's wife described Cottam as someone who knows more about her husband than she does;

In 1970, Cottam was once again in Iran; In 1977 he made contact w/ Darakhshesh, a radical Iranian who had been a leader many yeras earlier o fa revolt against the Shah's 1963 White Revolution;

In 1977, D traveld to Washington through France; Made contact w/ the opposition to the Shah; he traveled to the US w/ Cottam, and he asked the Pitts professor to intercede on his behalf w/ the new Carter administration; then to Washington to discuss Khomeini w/ the US NSC;

Money came from Libya; Yazdi had constantly been at the Ayatollah's side during his stay outside Paris at Neauphle-le-Chateau along w/ G and Bani-Sadr; the inner circle of Khomeini's "paris advisers"; After Feb 1979, Yazdi was named deputy prime minister for revolutionary affairs; he helped set up the secret police in Iran (under Khomeini), Savama;

Later, became foreign minister; Yazdi first came to the US in 1959; he received a PhD from MIT, and joined the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University; he was implicated in sex crimes, but easily obtained permanent resident status; eventually citizenship through the aid of NJ senator Harrison Williams;
In 1963, Yazdi worked to found the Muslim Brotherhood's US branch, the "Muslim Student Assocation",

Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Sins of the Shah

Continuing with reading notes from Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini:

The Khomeini Revolution began in Nov 1976. It was that month that Amnesty International issued reports charging brutality and torture of political prisoners by the Shah of Iran.

The Rostow-Kissinger Policy

The groundwork for the Revolution had been laid several years earlier by the Colorado-based Aspen Institute. The project itself was rooted in more than a century of Iranian history, during which British intelligence specialists had cultivated the Iranian clergy, secret societies and religious brotherhoods as assets of the British Empire. But the Amnesty International Report was the gunshot that started the war: one of Washington's staunchest allies had been declared to be expendable.

In 1960s and 1970s, the Shah (under the direction of Eugene Rostow at the State Department, and then Kissinger at the NSC) had set his country on a course toward militarization, equipped to be the protectors of British and Anglo-American interests in the Persian Gulf region. London and Washington also intended to prevent Iran from engaging in policies that in any way might threaten the exclusive hegemony of the Anglo-American oil and financial interests. During the 1950s and 1960s, for instance, he involved himself in petroleum deals outside the Anglo-American oil cartel headed by British Petroleum. The Shah had struck an alliance with Italy's Enrico Mattei in the late 1950s, the head of the state-owned ENI corporation, enraging London. Shah ahd also made approaches to the Soviet Union for economic agreements.

Rostow-Kissinger policy had the full cooperation of Israel's foreign intelligence service, the Mossad.

Other people involved w/ this planning includfed Robert W. Komer, Undersec of Defense for Policy for Carter. Komer, who had been a specialist in the Indian Ocean since the Kennedy administration, was workig on a joint task force with the British government to plan Anglo-American strategy in the wake of British military withdrawl from the Arabian Gulf countries between 1968 and 1971. Today, Komer is the man behind the so-called Rapid Deployment Force, the special 110,000 man strike force whose primary mission is the seize areas in the Gulf.

Playing upon his psychological profile, the Kissinger state department convinced the Shah that he had a great need for immense amounts of military hardware. With the hardware came unlimited amounts of US and British intelligence personnel; scores of Iranian officers arrived in the United States, Britain and even Israel for training.

After 1973, however, w/ the sudden rise of oil prices, the Shah began to see an opportunity for independent action. The 1973-74 oil hoax was the work of Henry Kissinger. During December 1973 OPEC meeting in Tehran, the secretary of state had told the Shah to demand an astronomial price increase. Kissinger was acting on behalf of the 7 Sisters oil cartel and the City of London banks, who desired high prices, but Shah saw the price increases as a way to begin to pull his country out of backwardness. He began to talk about making Iran an "industrial power".

The Shah's first open challenge to Kissinger came in 1975, w/ President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Iran signed a pact w/ Iraq that ended a war of attrition waged by the Kurdish minority of Iraq. The Kurdish rebellion was a prized project of the CIA -- whose former director, Richard Helms, was ambassador to Iran - the British Secret Intelligence Service and the Mossad. According to Arab sources, Khomeini in 1975 was in exile in Iraq and supported the Kurdish rebellion against his Iraqi hosts. When the Shah closed the door on the Kurds, Kissinger hit the ceiling. Millions of dollars in logistical support and arms went down the drain in Kurdistan, as the Iraqi armed forces lost no time in mopping up the remnants of the rebellion. Killing the remaining Kurdish leaders, Iraq moved into Kurdistan with a number of economic development projects, and today Kurdistan is one of the fastest developing sectors .

In 1977, things took a more serious turn. The Shah began to distance Iran from close identification w/ Israel and Mossad. Steered towards a closer partnership w/ Arabs, including Iraq and Saudi Arabia, cemented at OPEC meetings in 1977 and 1978. Then Iran dropped its longstanding demand for higher prices. In 1977, at a press conference, the Shah startled the world by stating his intention to work for oil price stability. Together, Saudi Arabia and Iran produced nearly 50% of OPEC's output.

The Shah had supported for years the dropping of the US dollar in favor of a "basket of currencies" -- announced that henceforth he would support the continued use of the dollar as a means of payment and pricing for oil exports in OPEC. For several years Kissinger had been trying to convince OPEC to switch to IMF Special Drawing Rights or a similar unit of account. Saudi Arabia had resisted the policy (until now), and Iran had supported it. Saudi King Khalid paid a visit to Tehran, where he arranged Saudi financial support for the Iranians.

Iran was also working closer with the French and West Germans on the eve of the EMS. If the Saudi-Iran-Iraq axis established a solid working relationship w/ the EMS, it would have assembled an unstoppable combination against London. One deal that was especially angering was a three-way deal in which Iran agreed to supply the Soviet Union w/ huge quantities of natural gas, while the USSR supplied an equal amount of its own gas to West Germany. The Shah visited Moscow to discuss an expansion of Iran-Soviet economic cooperation.

Wither the Soviets?

Continuing on w/ reading notes from Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini:

It would be a mistake to take at face value Brzezinski's comments that the primary target of the Carter administration's alliance with militant Islam is the Soviet Union. The primary target is the economies of America's "allies" in Western Europe.. and the primary weapon is oil.

In 1978, the governments of France and West Germany led the EC - with the exception of Britain - in the formation of the European Monetary System (EMS), conceived as a "seed crystal for the replacement of the IMF" .. the EMS challenged the "controlled disintegration" of the Carter administration. It called for:
  • Strengthening the U.S. dollar
  • Return to the gold standard
  • Expansion of nuclear energy production
  • Export of high tech to the developing world
The success of this program hinged on an alliance w/ OPEC nations. As early as 1977, France and West Germany had begun exploring the possibility of consecrating a deal w/ OPEC in which Western Europe would export high tech to OPEC countries in exchange for long-term oil supply contracts at a stable price. In return, OPEC countries woudl deposit their enormous financial surpluses in Western European banks and - eventually - into the EMS's own institutions, which would refund them to the Third World. With those credits, the Third World would begin to gain access to European high technology exports.

When London discovered that it could not dissuade Giscard d'Estaing and Helmut Schmidt from the EMS project in 1978, the green light was given to the Muslim Brotherhood to speed the destabilization of Iran. Western Europe and Japan are almost totally dependent upon Persian Gulf oil, and during 1978 the supply came from: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and the UAE.

In October 1979 The invasion would be calculated not to secure an oil supply for the United States, but rather to withhold it from the Europeans and Japanese. Since the taking of hostages, this threat has been held over the head of the EMS like a sword of Damocles.

Brzezinski's "Islamic card" has functioned as the most brutal end of the policy the Carter administration brought into the White House. One of the first actions Carter took when he assued office in Jan 1977 was to dispatch Walter Mondale to France and West Germany to tell the leaders of those countries that the US would henceforth oppose the sale of nuclear technology to the Third World. West Germany's deal with Brazil, and France's proposed deal with Pakistan, fell under heavy criticism. In Iran, the Shah had pledged to bring Iran into the ranks of the world's top ten industrialized nations by the year 2000, and a comprehensive nuclear program - backed by France and West Germany - was already underway.

Today the Shah's nuclear cooling towers are used as silos for grain, and "Iranization" has become a blackmail threat against every Third World nations seeking to industrialize.

The BBC and the Shah

Continuing on with the notes I'm taking from Dreyfuss' Hostage to Khomeini, in the last section (which you can find on my political blog, Above the President, under the title Brzezinski's Islamic Card) we saw how Brzezinski once again invoked the (reliable) Soviet boogyman (much like his predecessors Truman, Eisenhower and Nixon had done), this time to advance U.S. political interests in the oil-rich Middle East.

In this post, we'll take a closer look at British involvement in the overthrow of the Shah. As the Islamic fundamentalist upsurge was numbering the days of his regime, the Shah of Iran was denouncing not the U.S. National Security Council (where Brzezinski worked) but rather British Petroleum and the British Broadcasting Corporation as their foreign fomenters of the rebellion. Brzezinski was playing an "Islamic card" that had been placed in his hands by the British.

"British" in this context does not mean the people of the United Kingdom, or even its government. Rather, it refers to the ruling familes of the British oligarchy, which since 1660 have ruled Britain unchallenged as the command center for the European feudal nobility and its associated financial interests. Policy for this oligarchy is formulated through the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) in Britain and through the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), on Park Avenue in New York City in the United States. Other institutions, like the Aspen Institute, are also involved.

Since the era of Charlemagne, when humanity began to pull itself out of the dark ages that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, the most serious challenge to Europe's noble families has been posed by the nation-state, with a leadership committed to the development of its citizenry and its economy. The scions of this British oligarchy think not in terms of months and years, but in terms of decades and even centuries.

Bertrand Russell, whos Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation did so much to bring Khomeini to power, is the kind of mind who exemplifies such imperial thinking. This 1951 book Impact of Science on Society discusses ways to control (and reduce) populations.

For the oligarchy, the Khomeini regime - which has leveled the Iranian economy and turned its potential citizens into rampaging mobs - is the "shape of things to come." The destruction of Iran's cities, the forced reversio of Iran to an agricultural rather than industrially developing nation, the cancellation of Iran's nuclear enery program by Khomeini have all been praised by representatives of Britian's ruling class not only as a model for the underdeveloped sector but for the Western world as well.

British dark-age policy has secured hegemony over most of the policy-making apparatus of the United States and its government. "Post-industrialism", "zero growth", "environmentalism", "do your own thing", etc, are all the slogans of this counter-culture movement.

Project 1980s

In 1975, the British dark ages policy was officially incorporated into the future administration of Jimmy Carter in the form of a CFR report entitled 1980s Project, a 30-volume prospectus for the next decade. Participants in this project included Cyrus Vance, Anthony Solomon, Harold Brown, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Leslie Gelb and others, and it moved with the Carter administration to Washington in 1977.

The general theme of this report is the "controlled disintegration" of the world economy.

First made public in 1979, the 1980s Project papers explained that the world financial and economic system needed a complete overhaul, according to which control of key sectors such as energy, credit allocation and food would be placed under the direction of a single, global administration. Overseeing the apparatus suggested by the CFR would be a team of corporate managers drawn from the ranks of oil multinationals and Anglo-American banks.

The objective of this reorganization would be the replacement of the nation-state and the global supervision of the United Nations and the IMF. The world would be divided into regional currency zones. Mediating between these currencies zones would be the IMF, which would retain nearly complete control over the flows of currency and world trade. The U.S. dollar would no longer serve as the world's reserve currency.

The flow of advanced technology into the developing world would be halted.

The U.S. State Department sponsored the Global 2000 Report, which projects - and approves - that this policy will reduce by 3 billion the world's population by the year 2000.

Iran is the test-tube experiment to prove that Third World populations can be made to impose this policy upon themselves.