Iran is under siege from virtually every corner – inside and out! There has been so much repression, so much corruption, so much mismanagement – that many Iranians are now turning to outside forces to free themselves from this brutal regime. New groups of rebels, renegades and separatists are drawing ever greater numbers under the guise of freedom fighters.
There are “Freedom Fighters” in Balochestan, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, and Khuzestan …to name just a few. And each group is vying for an independent state.
There have always been rumblings among various ‘tribal’ groups within Iran, but nothing has been quite so organized as it is today.
The Balochi Freedom Fighters, call themselves Jindollah; and appear to be based within the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan, near the Iranian city of Zahedan. Last month they released a series on Youtube files (see attached links) claiming they had caught Iranian spies that they planned to execute, and some additional footage of a training camp with Israeli “Galil” style machine guns and Toyota pick up trucks. Given the number of “Coalition” armies in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s active cooperation with the United States, it is very hard to imagine that a group of armed men could be active in Afghanistan or Pakistan – without direct knowledge and likely support of the United States and its allies.
Then there are “Southern Azerbaijani” freedom fighters, they call themselves “SANAM” and appear to be based in Baku (Azerbaijan) with an active radio station (VOSA) beaming out of Israel. As we all know, Azerbaijan has become a puppet Western state – being milked for its oil by the West. Israel, has active commercial and military engagements with Azerbaijan (And Georgia by the way), and has won several major oil field service contracts. Again it is very hard to imagine that a group could be active, operate an office building in downtown Baku, and operate a radio station without direct knowledge and likely support of the United States. Last December, their headquarters was mysteriously set on fire!
Then there are the Kurds….American and Israeli ‘darlings’ or ‘poodles’ in the liberation of Eyerak (Iraq). “Kurdistan is the most stable part of Eyerak” – is what the ‘Coalition’ forces leadership claim. Yet, there appear to be over 20 Kurdish organizations (see //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kurdish_organisations) with well funded activities promoting Kurdish independence in Iran. Needless to say, they have substantial resources with radio and television stations, and offices in every major western capital.
And then there are Iranian-Arabs in Khuzestan also demanding their freedom for a nation they call “Al Ahwaz” – with a radio station sited in the Balkans! See //www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5UF91EwLVw! It’s a fascinating depiction of their goals (including a map of what they are claiming).
I could go on and on – BUT – what I find really strange is that on the one hand it is clear that successive American and British governments have maintained ‘tight’ (back room) links with the Mullahs in Iran; and then on the other hand they seem to be funding ‘freedom fighters’ to break up the country and destabilize Iran…and the Mullahs.
To quote a famous line from old Western (cowboy) movies, from the mouth of “red Indian” leaders which are constantly defeated in the movies (with their land taken away from them): “white man speaks with forked tongue”!
The Shah who was a US servant, was toppled by the same people he served (the west). The Mullahs that are now serving US interests (by letting them siphon off Iranian oil from the Caspian, having killed over 300,000 communists in the first 10 years of their regime, and most recently provided full military support (men and hardware) for the invasion of Afghanistan …) are being undermined by the same people masters they serve.
Would so many ‘liberation movements’ have emerged if the Mullahs were less oppressive and Iran was a real democracy? Are these movements an expression of anger to the brutal theocracy imposed on Iranians?
The same forces financing Jindullah, SAMAN, Al Ahwaz, Kurdistan etc. are also paying handsome money to over 20 Iranian TV and radio stations beaming into Iran on a 24 hour basis.
So there is a final question, as we try to topple the Theocracy in Iran: Will this process create instability to the point where these separatists emerge (during a power vacuum) and break up the country during an upheaval? Will the fight for democracy in Iran end up compromising Iranian territorial integrity?
The Mullahs have a great deal to be paranoid about!!
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