President Trump’s trashing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has nothing to do with nuclear weapons, missile development, or even Iran’s supposed role as the world’s top sponsor of terror.
It’s about squeezing the Iranian economy with harsh sanctions. It’s about making the people of Iran scream. It’s about overthrowing the mullahs and installing the Mujahedeen Khalq—MEK for short—also known as the People’s Mujahedeen.
Last year John Bolton, now Trump’s right hand man on foreign policy, told a gathering of MEK supporters the organization—formerly listed as a terrorist group—is a “viable” alternative to the current government in Iran.
Bolton said MEK will rule in Iran “before 2019.” He said this before becoming Trump’s national security adviser.
— Bahman Kalbasi (@BahmanKalbasi) March 22, 2018
Now that he is Trump’s man, Plan B—as opposed to Plan A, bombing the hell out of Iran—can proceed.
A few days ago, prior to Trump dumping the deal, Rudy Giuliani told an associated MEK group the United States now has “a president who is as committed to regime change as we are.”
Now we have a carefully timed National Security Council document published by The Washington Free Beacon detailing a plan to overthrow the Iranian government by strangling its economy—think Iraq during the Clinton administration when 500,000 children died—and agitating its ethnic minorities and encouraging their separatist demands.
“The plan, authored by the Security Studies Group, or SSG, a national security think-tank that has close ties to senior White House national security officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, seeks to reshape longstanding American foreign policy toward Iran by emphasizing an explicit policy of regime change, something the Obama administration opposed when popular protests gripped Iran in 2009,” the Washington Free Beacon reports.
“It deemphasizes U.S military intervention, instead focusing on a series of moves to embolden an Iranian population that has increasingly grown angry at the ruling regime for its heavy investments in military adventurism across the region.”
“More than one third of Iran’s population is minority groups, many of whom already seek independence,” the paper explains. “U.S. support for these independence movements, both overt and covert, could force the regime to focus attention on them and limit its ability to conduct other malign activities.”
Iran’s ethnic minorities include Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurs, Mazandaranis and Gilakis, Arabs, Balochi, and Turkmens.
Making trouble in these restive communities is a speciality of the CIA and Israeli intelligence. It is standard knowledge there is a close relationship between MEK and Mossad. In 2012, US officials confirmed Israel has funded and trained Iranian dissidents to kill the country’s nuclear scientists.
For more than a decade, ethnic discontent has been stirred up along Iran’s borders, resulting in assassinations of government officials and terrorist attacks. Kurds, Azeris, Ahwazi Arabs, and Baluchis are primary responsible for these attacks on the government.
In 2007, The Sunday Telegraph reported funding for separatist operations is provided by the CIA and it is “no great secret,” according to a high-ranking CIA official.
The “attacks inside Iran fall in line with US efforts to supply and train Iran’s ethnic minorities to destabilize the Iranian regime,” Fred Burton, a former US state department counter-terrorism agent, told the newspaper.
Imagine Russia funding and training Aztlán separatists to kill US government officials and conduct terrorist bombings in the American Southwest as part of a plan to fragment the country and destabilize the central government. This is precisely what the United States has attempted to do for more than a decade in Iran.
Now that John Bolton and Benjamin Netanyahu are calling the shots on foreign policy as it relates to the Middle East, we can expect this destabilization campaign to get a huge injection of steroids.
The result will be civil strife, a government crackdown, and possibly thousands of Iranians killed in order to elevate the MEK cult—a band of former Marxists who killed Americans—so they will do take orders from the United States and Israel.