Iran Nuclear Deal Is Watershed Event

0000 03Last year’s framework agreement between the US and Iran regarding Iran’s rights to nuclear technology marks the end of a 36-year cold war which the US directed towards Iran following the overthrow of the US-puppet Shah by Iranian revolutionaries in 1979.

Despite rabid Congressional Republican opposition, it appears that President Obama, in his lame duck swan song, has set his sights on US foreign policy as the area in which he intends to leave  his mark. The results have been palpable.

Last month Obama announced the normalization of relations with Cuba. He refused to meet Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, then refused to call him to congratulate him on his re-election.

Last week, the Saudis and their fellow Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdoms, launched attacks on Yemen after their puppet President Hadi was overthrown by nationalist Houthis, who are mortal enemies of Saudi-backed al Qaeda terrorists operating in Yemen.

The same day they launched the attack, Saudi Prince Alaweed bin Talal – Citigroup insider and #2 shareholder of Fox News – lashed out at the Obama Administration for talking peace with Iran. Although the US is said to be providing some logistics and intelligence, the attacks on Yemen seem driven by the GCC nations, along with Britain and Israel.

Most significantly, the US/British “special relationship” is on the rocks of late, on a wide range of issues from a proposed decrease in UK military spending to Britain’s involvement in the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Since Saudi Arabia, the other GCC nations (Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain & Oman) and Israel are all constructs of British imperialism, the recent shifting of alliances in the Middle East points to an even larger shift in US/British relations.

It seems Obama has tired of the age-old British MI6 penchant for creating Islamic extremists to do their dirty work in all corners of the world. The Saudis and Qatar have recently taken the lead in this effort, creating ISIS to attack Libya, Syria and now Iraq.

Meanwhile Iraq has condemned the Saudi-led strikes on Yemen and has moved much closer to Tehran. This was cemented through their joint military campaign against ISIS, which has enjoyed much success of late.

While much of the Western media continues to oversimplify Middle East political moves in terms of a Sunni/Shia rift, there are much larger issues at play.

Iran and Syria have deeply nationalist economies where the state owns the central bank, oil, mining and other assets. Libya under Qadafi was run in the same manner. Hezbollah seeks similar policies in Lebanon, as do the Houthis in Yemen.

On the other hand the GCC nations are well-privatized economies controlled by single-family monarchs beholden to the City of London. So is Jordan. Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan and Israel all follow similar neo-liberal economic policies. Their complicity with the GCC in attacking Yemen is historical and to be expected.

The nuclear agreement between the US and Iran may well be a watershed event which marks a significant shift in US foreign policy around the world.

Up next: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries,Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column


5 responses to “Iran Nuclear Deal Is Watershed Event

  1. Reblogged this on THE PAUL REVERE PROJECT and commented:
    Throwing off the shackles of British imperialism…still.

  2. Dean: Any agreement under present circumstances must be carefully analyzed. Obama staged a feign interest in peace with the purpose to
    find a soft side in the Iranian strategy, sooner or lated the agreement would be denounced within hours before a massive strike on nuclear installations
    takes place. The US has not renounced to on the table options, to follow israeli ME plans or to support MK guerrilla warfare against Iran, or much less, to curtail support of Syrian mercenary opposition against Assad or bomb Yemeni Houtis.
    Now Iran has lost it´s chances to had nuclear devices, a strategic mistake considering that Israel has them and it´s eager to employ it against iran.
    If we consider any agreement on the matter a success, Netanyahu must be joyful and secretly congratulating Obama´s diplomatic skills. Certainly,
    the Barak and Bibi split, could only be seen as a marital quarrel with a soon reconciliation and celebration.
    The Cold war never got a boiling point becouse both sides were nuclear powers. Without atomic deterrent Iran has been certified as a non-nuclear
    nation and the US provided with a justified certificate to obliterate the persian people, in case Iran needs adecuate means to deter jewish plans to eliminate the only Islamic remaining stronghold.
    The US has staged a well rehersed operette between Congress, Bibi and Obama painted doing a piano solo: everithing else remains the same and the PNAC has travelled another journey to achieve its targets.

  3. Arnold Gregory

    Or else the “deal” is just a lot of theater. The script: We are the good guys. Gosh dang it we tried to negotiate but they were just unreasonable. We made them an offer they couldn’t refuse and they did. Very reminisent of the peace negotiations with Japan in 1941.

  4. Did anyone on ‘our side’ get hung by anyone on our side for their crimes against humanity? Then nothing has changed. Same chessboard, same pieces, slightly different places.

  5. I hear threw a corporate media script reader that it could take up to a year to drop the sanctions on Iran if all goes well with this deal. Now tell me what kind of a deal is that?

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