By Theodore Shoebat
Just days ago Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, declared his support for Islamic-Marxist terrorist organization, the People’s Mujahideen of Iran. This event happened just a day after a horrific shooting took place in Iran in which dozens were slaughtered by, reportedly, Arab separatists.
There was a horrific terrorist attack in Iran, in the area of Ahvaz, in which gunmen opened fire on a military parade and slaughtered twenty four people (and other reports say twenty nine people were killed). A leader of the terrorist group, the Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front (ADPF), also known as Al-Ahwazi, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-Ahwazi is the main suspect of the terrorist attack according to the Iranian government.
This is the moment Iran's worst shooting in nearly a decade caused chaos at a military parade.
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As we read in one report from i24NEWS:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing” response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 24 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border.
“It is absolutely clear to us who has done this, which group it is and to whom they are affiliated,” Rouhani said on state television shortly before leaving Tehran for the UN General Assembly in New York.
“Those who have caused this catastrophe … were Saddam’s mercenaries as long as he was alive and then changed masters,” he said, referring to late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
“One of the countries in the south of the Persian Gulf took care of their financial, weaponry and political needs,” Rouhani added.
“All these little mercenary countries we see in this region are backed by America. It is the Americans who incite them”, he said.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed “a foreign regime” backed by the United States.
But from the start Iranian officials saw an Arab separatist movement, the Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front (ADPF), also known as Al-Ahwazi, as the main suspect.
On Saturday, the London-based Iran International TV aired an interview with Yaqoub Hor Altostari, presented as a spokesman for ADPF, indirectly claiming responsibility for the attack and calling it “resistance against legitimate targets”.
But in a statement on its website, the group denied any involvement, accusing Iranian authorities of ordering the attack to distract from Tehran’s support for “militias in the region”.
Iran in response summoned diplomats from Denmark, the Netherlands and Britain to complain about them “hosting some members of the terrorist group” and “double standards in fighting terrorism,” the foreign affairs ministry said.
The British charge d’affaires “was told that it is not acceptable that the spokesman for the mercenary Al-Ahwazi group be allowed to claim responsibility for this terrorist act through a London-based TV network,” said the ministry’s spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi.
“It is expected that (the Danish and Dutch) governments hand over the perpetrators of this attack and anyone related to them to Iran for a fair trial,” he added.
A local journalist who witnessed the attack said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
The Iranian Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said that three of the attackers were killed in the place of the shooting, and a fourth attacker later died of injuries.
According to Anadolu Iranian authorities have arrested 22 people with links to al-Ahwazi:
Twenty-two people have been arrested for suspected links to an attack in southwestern Iran that left at least 25 dead, the country’s Intelligence Ministry said Monday.
The arrests occurred during a police raid and the bodies of the gunmen have been identified, the ministry said in a statement.
A number of explosives and military equipment were also seized.
Iran’s intelligence ministry stated that the shooters were indeed Arab separatists:
“The five members of a terrorist squad affiliated to jihadist separatist groups supported by Arab reactionary countries were identified… The terrorists’ hideout was found and 22 people involved (in the attack) were arrested”
Ahvaz is in the area of Khuzestan, which is inhabited by ethnic Arabs many of whom want to sever their region from Iran. So then, what we are seeing here is separatist violence. It is not surprising, then, that Iran blames Saudi Arabia for backing the al-Ahwazi, since the Saudis would definitely have an interest in using ethnic Arabs in Iran to destabilize their Shiite enemy. Moreover, Khuzestan is the main oil source for Iran, providing the country with 85% of its oil, according to one Middle East source. So, getting Khuzestan to sever itself from Iran would also be to the interest of the United States which is currently trying to strangle Iran in order to spark a revolution against the regime. And it is quite interesting, just days before this massacre in Iran occurred, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, attended a conference in New York City for the Iranian Islamist-Marxist cult, the People’s Mujahideen of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK), which has been for years working to overthrow the current Iranian regime. So while the Trump enthusiasts are praising the president for being “against the globalists,” his lawyer, Giuliani, is lobbying for the Iranian Mujahideen, who are Islamist and Marxist. I thought the Trump administration was going to “crush cultural Marxism”? Its not just Giuliani that is doing this, but other lobbyists within the Trump carousel as well, such as Newt Gingrich and John Bolton. While Giuliani was at the conference speaking for the Iranian Mujahideen, he called for regime change:
“I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them … It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen”
Giuliani also said that economic collapse is the way to accelerate revolution in Iran:
“The people of Iran obviously have now had enough … The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution.”
So, if the Arab separatists in Khuzestan succeed in their mission to separate from Iran, they will cut off Iran from its biggest oil source and bring economic instability, enough to bring forth a revolution. The United States government sees Khuzestan as the joint of Iran’s economic anatomy that needs to be broken in order to cripple the whole body. There is a CIA document that calls Khuzestan “Iran’s Achilles Tendon”.
What they are doing to Iran today, they did to Iraq. Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country was crippled by UN sanctions, and weapons inspections by the UN on Iraq had neutralized Saddam’s nuclear program and forced him to destroy his biological and chemical weapons stockpiles. But this was not enough for the lobby for war. For example, Ehud Barak, the former Prime Minister of Israel, said in early September 2002: “Saddam Hussein’s nuclear-weapons program provides the urgent need for his removal.” But the frenzy around the idea that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction was a lie, propaganda, a pretext by which to launch a war. There were documents from both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Israeli Knesset that admitted that much of the intelligence given by Israel to the Bush administration was false. One former Israeli general affirmed that “Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq’s non-conventional capabilities.” (See Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby, ch. 7, pp. 229, 235-237)
The propaganda schemes they did to Iraq, they are now doing to Iran, with the US government wanting to use sanctions to cripple its economy and thereby make it more vulnerable for destabilization.
This is what the neoconservatives want. There are also people in the co-called counterjihad — a movement that was officialized by the CIA front, the Center for Security Policy — who want this as well. Last year, Robert Spencer published an article by his colleague Hugh Fitzgerald in which he calls for the US government to arm the Arab separatists in Khuzestan in order to cause a revolution, sever the region and destabilize Iran:
“But if those Arabs were supplied directly with arms, or with the money to buy arms, they could cause a great deal of destruction to the oilfields and thus to the Iranian economy.
Were Iran to lose control of Khuzestan, it would also be losing the region from which 85% of its oil, and 60% of its gas, comes from. In other words, the loss of Khuzestan would destroy the Iranian economy.”
So while these people claim to be ‘fighting the jihad,’ they are in fact pushing for policies that advance Islamism. While people like Giuliani and Bolton will clench their fists against Islamic fundamentalism or communism, they will lobby for a major terrorist organization that is ideologically Islamic and Marxist. The world is inundated with the greatest deceptions; with entities that present a shell of a certain sentiment, only to disappear like a shadow when the fire is blown; with lobbyists that express themselves against one monster, only to keep behind the curtains an even more vitriolic leviathan. Welcome to the world of the lobbyists, where nothing is what it seems. They will scream “justice!” ceaselessly, when they are for injustice. The Pharisees revered the law, and in the name of law crucified their Messiah, and in this they became lawless. They revered justice, and murdered Christ, and in this, became unjust. An excessive fixation on law turns one lawless; an excessive fixation on justice turns one unjust.