BBC's Interview With Terrorist Yazdi
This Article by Miss. Shirin Neshat is in response to the interview
This article is a must read for everyone.
To The People of a Future Free Iran and to the Entire World regarding BBC Propaganda
May 1, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
Recent BBC World Service interview with Ibrahim Yazdi, who is a well known Iranian terrorist. Yazdi was Khomeini's right hand man in 1979, and he was responsible for torture and murder of many of the officials of the former Imperial Government. Yazdi although a terrorist, is a USA passport holder and lives in Texas and Iran.
Miss. Shirin Neshat who has dedicated her life to the cause liberty for Iran, is the brave daughter of one of Iran's fallen heroes Late General Ali Neshat. General Neshat was the Commander of the Imperial Iranian Guards.
The April 29th BBC interview with Ibrahim Yazdi, accomplice in mass murder of scores of Iranian patriots during the Islamic Revolution of 1978-79, is yet another instance of British complicity in the overthrow of the legitimate Monarchial government of the Iranian Nation 28 years ago.
Yazdi was both the deputy and foreign minister of Mehdi Bazargan, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic in Iran (IRI) regime in the initial days of the Revolution of the Mullahs. It must be brought to historical memory that Mr. Bazargan presided over a pseudo-referendum on March 30-31 1979 which was a fraudulent--although effective--effort at winning the appearance of legitimacy for the IRI regime in the Western World. This public election was conducted under the coercive surveillance of the Guards of the Revolution. Is it any wonder that a purported 98% of the Iranian voting public voted "yes" for an Islamic Republic in a context where a "no" vote constituted grounds for incarceration, imprisonment, torture, and death? Additionally, an alleged 23 million Iranians voted in this election in 1979---a transparently false figure given the fact that at the time, half the known population of Iran of 36 million (18 million) was under the eligible voting age of 15! Even assuming a 100% voter participation on the part of eligible Iranians (18 million), there were over 5 million fraudulent ballots counted!
As for Yazdi, he was the head of one of the Islamic "Revolutionary Committees," entitled "The Guardians of the Revolution," and was an adviser of Khomeini's at Neauphle-le-Chateau. At the time, Yazdi was traveling on a United States of America passport. Why? And how was this arranged? What was the endgame for the West in being involved with this man?
One thing is abundantly clear. Yazdi is a palpable liar in denying his direct role in the murder of dozens of innocent Iranians and honorable members of the government of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. One case serves as a microcosm for all the others--the extra-judicial murder of General Mehdi Rahimi, one of scores of honorable military officers in the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces. In this particular case, Yazdi personally cut off General Rahimi's arms before the execution's occurrence. The following picture should say something to the BBC and the British government:
Ibrahim Yazdi cuts the late general Mehdi Rahimi's arms before executing him.
In the picture above the late general's amputated left arm is resting on his body. (notice
that the general's left wrist is missing from his left arm). His amputated right arm is resting alongside of his
body. (notice the lower part of his right hand isalso missing).
One picture, as the English and the Americans say, is truly worth a thousand words. Mr. Yazdi, and all of the participants in the Revolutionary Committees who helped ensconce the IRI regime in power in Iran, are butchers and mass murders on an exponential and independently documented scale as attested to by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. No one can deny this. Even a cursory look at the ongoing news reports from Iran Focus on the past and present crimes of the Mullah Regime (www.iranfocus.com) accurately depicts a power-thirsty cabal whose rule is based on extra-judicial proceedings; murder; intimidation and incarceration; Islamic theocratic control of the news media in Iran; and the sanctioning of murder outside the boundaries of Iran itself, in the Middle East, Europe, South America, Asia, and the United States.
And to the extent that the BBC provides an unchallenged forum for international criminals like Ibrahim Yazdi to spew their venomous falsehoods abroad on a global scale, it begs the next question: What was the role of the British government and media in their direct involvement in assisting in the overthrow of Monarchy in Iran in favor of an Islamic Republic over a quarter of a century ago?
These Mullahs were brought to power by sinister forces in the both Britain and the United States, specifically identified by William Bowles in Countercurrents at http://www.countercurrents.org/iran-bowles080206.htm As I stated for the public record back in February when contradicting the far-left propaganda of Ramsey Clark regarding the latter's role in continuing to support the enemies of the Persian Nation and Monarchy, this record of betrayal inscribed by Bowles must be repeated and retold. It can never be forgotten. The historical responsibility for this horror must be chronicled for eternity past. When understood in its proper context, decent Americans and Europeans will recognize their moral imperative to support freedom-loving Iranians around the world in the achievement of victory over the Mullahs, and the reclamation of their homeland in this righteous struggle with radical evil. These same Americans and Europeans must see Ibrahim Yazdi, Ramsey Clark, the BBC, and the entire core of the political constituency which destroyed Iran through the introduction of Islamic Theocracy for what they are: an element of radical evil which must be exposed--and expunged--from any semblance of legitimacy in political debate among honest people led by world governments with any commitment to the rule of law and respect for human life.
As I mentioned back in February, the Bowles account of who and what destroyed Monarchy in Iran in favor of Islamic Theocracy is a story that shadowy Western political and economic elites do not want their people to read, to hear, or to act upon.
Who are the forces cited by Mr. Bowles? His article in February stated the following:
By 1978 Iran had the fourth largest nuclear power programme in the world and the largest by far among Third World nations. The [then] Shahâ€s plan called for the installation of 20 nuclear power reactors by 1995, to provide some 23,000 megawatts of electricity. The Shah saw nuclear electricity as the rational means to diversify Iranâ€s dependence on petroleum, and as a means to counter the enormous pressure from Washington and London to recycle his petrodollars to New York and London banks.
The contracts were made not with US corporations but with German and French companies, and the US governmentâ€which up until this time had been the Shahâ€s main backer, did everything in its power to try and block the dealsâ€not surprising considering the role of Iranian oil in the US economy and continuing the hegemony of the petro-dollar.
We must not lose sight of the fact that since the late 19th century, Iranâ€s vast oil reserves, at first the exclusive domain of British imperialism and its joint government-business owned company, British Petroleum, and later the US when it took over the reigns of empire, has been the major motivating force behind Anglo-US machinations in the region.
The question to ask is why the Shahanshah Pahlavi should have fallen out of favour with his Anglo-US sponsors? To answer this question we have to look at the central role of the petro-dollar in propping up Anglo-US imperialism.
There is no doubt that the US and the UK were behind the removal of the Shah. The problem for the US/UK was that the leading force inside Iran working to remove the Shah were progressives, led largely by the Iranian Socialist Workersâ€ Party. Therefore, in November 1978, President Carter named the Bilderberg groupâ€s George Ball, another member of the Trilateral Commission, to head a special White House Iran task force under the National Security Councilâ€s Brzezinski. Ball recommended that Washington drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the fundamentalist Islamic opposition of Khomeini.
Their scheme was based on a detailed study of the phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism, as presented by British Islamic expert, Dr. Bernard Lewis â€¦ Lewisâ€s scheme was unveiled at the May 1979 Bilderberg meeting in Austria, endorsed the radical Muslim Brotherhood movement behind Khomeini, in order to promote balkanisation of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious linesâ€¦ The chaos would spread in what he termed an â€Arc of Crisis,â€ which would spill over into the Muslim regions of the Soviet Union.
The coup against the Shah was run by British and American intelligence, with the bombastic American, Brzezinski, taking public â€creditâ€ for getting rid of the â€corruptâ€ Shah, while the British characteristically remained safely in the background.
The major reason for removing the Shah was the oil. During 1978 negotiations were underway between British Petroleum and the Shah to renew the 25-year old extraction contract, negotiations which collapsed and with the collapse, Iran was for the first time since 1953, once more in control of its oil resources. Cross the imperium and experience their wrath.
In September 1978, the Iranian publication Kayhan International stated in its editorial:
"In retrospect, the 25-year partnership the [British Petroleum] consortium and the 50-year relationship with British Petroleum which preceded it, have not been satisfactory ones for Iran â€¦ Looking to the future, NIOC [National Iranian Oil Company] should plan to handle all operations by itself."
"The British retaliated by cutting the amount of oil they bought from Iran by 2 million barrels a day. At the same time it is alleged that British Petroleum was organising capital flight from the country and the BBC, through its Farsi service, gave Ayotollah Khomeini a major propaganda platform. The Iranian economy was in dire straights and in January 1979, the Shah went into exile and in February Khomaini was flown in from exile in Paris. In May 1979 Khomeini cancelled the nuclear power programme."
"As a result Iran was once more totally dependent on the sale of oil to the West, for what was and still is, at stake here, is the right of developing countries to pursue an independent course."
For the record: The BBC is a direct instrument of agitation-propaganda for the Islamic Republic in Iran (IRI) regime in providing a radio forum this past Saturday evening to an international criminal of the magnitude of Ibrahim Yazdi. Yazdi should be one of scores of IRI officials, past and present, hauled before legitimate international tribunals and tried for their crimes against humanity. And as this man has proved to be an assassin of scores of the innocent in Iran, the BBC should be forced to apologize for its own role in assassinating both the truth of the historical record regarding the Mullahs and their Revolution, and eradicating its own credibility as a source of honest journalism independent of the machinations of the British government and others who secretly conspired against Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and the people of a Free Iran in the tragic events of 1978-79.