Posts Tagged ‘Greater Iran’

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, a Role Analysis

January 14, 2017

I originally wrote this biography/role analysis on 12th May 2015 when I played the role of Rouhani in a simulation for one of my Middle East units. It has essentially survived the test of time, however I have more recently become aware of the work of one Thomas Wictor. While I will be analysing Mr. Wictor’s work in detail in the (hopefully not too distant) future, it does appear that his assertion that a somewhat covert alliance between Israel and the Arab League countries is cleaning up the Jihadists across the Middle East is essentially correct. This means that the Globalist Criminal Syndicate’s Islamisation agenda, particularly its Greater Iran agenda, has probably been completely derailed.

That multi-decade agenda is quite real, as this video briefly outlines:-

 

The original biography now follows.

 

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani smiles during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani smiles during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

 

The seventh and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)0, Hassan Rouhani, appears to be an appropriately placed actor for the role which Iran is playing in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian geopolitical theatre. According to Dr. Clifton W. Sherrill, in his analysis of the 2013 election in which Rouhani attained the Presidency, Rouhani ‘…was the only candidate who could be described as a moderate’.1 At face value, this may be a reasonable description. Indeed, the Iranian state owned – but ostensibly independent – Press TV2 reported that Rouhani ‘…will prepare a “civil rights charter” if he succeeds in winning the presidential election.’3 There are however grounds to be sceptical of his Human Rights credentials. Certainly, Iranian Human Rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Abadi4 has highlighted ‘…a rise in executions since [Rouhani] took office…’ and has stated that ‘…[Rouhani] may have a reputation as a moderate reformer but so far the new government was sending “bad signals” on human rights.’5

It is nonetheless noteworthy, however, that Rouhani is being portrayed as something of a Human Rights oriented Iranian President.

 

Dr. Sherrill’s analysis6 paints a picture of a regime whose ‘democratic’ machinery is still largely under the control of the IRI’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei and the clerical elite which he represents. It seems that the Iranian regime, while essentially stable, is certainly not immune to internal conflicts. Apparently, former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became something of a threat to the clerical elite – as well as undermining the perception of the legitimacy of the regime in the eyes of the Iranian public –  making it necessary for him to be politically disciplined. According to Sherrill, Rouhani is ‘…[Khamanei’s]…ideal candidate, a respected cleric who appealed to moderates but was loyal to the system.’7 Given that Rouhani worked closely with the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for years before the 1979 Iranian revolution, and has been a key regime insider since,8 Sherrill’s assertion is certainly plausible from the perspective of domestic Iranian politics. But what of international politics?

 

It is reasonably well known that the IRI wields considerable influence with Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthi rebels in Yemen,9 Hamas in Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority.10 However, in order to gain a more accurate picture of the relationship between the IRI and the US – and Rouhani’s role in it – it is necessary to digress briefly and to look beyond the often incendiary rhetorical exchanges between Iranian and Western (primarily US) leaders. The political and media analysis website, The Emperor’s New Clothes (TENC) began investigating the US-Iran relationship in 2003. Its investigation revealed that the US and other Western powers have a semi-covert and generally pro-Islamist foreign policy and, relevantly here, a foreign policy designed to boost the prestige of Iranian Islamism.11 The military destruction of Ba’athist Iraq and its effective conversion into Iran’s western province is the clearest example of this.12

Historian and social scientist Dr. Francisco Gil-White has further investigated this geopolitical relationship and found that much of the theatre surrounding it is designed to send a message that ‘…the Iranians are tough mothers’13 and draws a historical analogy between the current ‘appeasement’ of Iran’s nuclear program and the pre-WW2 allied ‘appeasement’ of Nazi Germany, cautioning that ‘History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. We should take heed, because antisemites are dangerous to us all. In World War II more than 54 million non-Jews lost their lives. For Hitler we were ‘subhumans’; for Khamenei, ‘infidels.’ Will the outcome be very different?’14

Unfortunately, this brief digression does not do true justice to the hypothesis of semi-covert US boosting of the prestige of the IRI, so interested readers are invited to listen to an interview of Dr. Gil-White by Israel National Radio’s Tamar Yonah,15 and view an abundance of supporting evidence.16

So, where does Rouhani fit into this scenario?

 

It appears that Iran is being set up to play an increasingly important role in the geopolitical system. It is strategically placed at the intersection of the Middle East and Eurasia and is likely to play a pivotal role in what geopolitical strategist, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, has called ‘The Grand Chessboard’.17 While, in the past, it was not politically possible for the US to be openly supportive of the IRI, with the ostensibly ‘moderate liberal’ and ‘Human Rights oriented’ Hassan Rouhani in the Presidency, it is now possible for the US-Iranian relationship to become quite open and appear to be the result of incidental evolution rather than covert design.

As a highly educated and intelligent man18 who has played a major role in Iran’s nuclear program,19 Rouhani is also in a position to assist in an engineered genocide of the Israeli Jews – an ambition which Iranian leaders have made no secret of.

A scenario which may unfold is this:- Iran, through the use of propaganda, ‘encouraging’ Israel to unilaterally attack its nuclear facilities, resulting in significant nuclear contamination of civilian areas. Then, Iran could ‘graciously’ not retaliate, and instead call on international inspectors who then reveal to the World that the destroyed and contaminated sites were not involved in weapons production at all. Then, antisemites across the World, echoing the Protocols of Zion, can declare ‘See! We told you the Jews cause wars. They attacked peaceful Iran!’

The rest will become history.

Of course, such a horrendous scenario need not become a reality. However, given the history of genocidal attacks on the Jews, and the stated intentions of Iranian leaders, it would be prudent to keep such scenarios in mind in order to avoid their coming to fruition.

As President Hassan Rouhani would likely agree, we do indeed live in interesting times.

Whether or not that’s a Chinese curse20 is anyone’s guess.

 

 

WORD COUNT: 959

 

 

 

0    http://www.president.ir/en/

1    Why Hassan Rouhani Won Iran’s 2013 Presidential Election.

Middle East Policy, Vol. XXI, No. 2, Summer 2014 (‘Sherrill‘) p. 64

2    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_TV

3    ‘Expediency Council member Rohani to run for president’Apr 11, 2013.

<http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/04/11/297689/rohani-to-run-for-irans-president/&gt;

4    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirin_Ebadi

5    ‘Ebadi Criticizes Rohani’s Rights Record’ November 06, 2013. <http://www.rferl.org/content/iran-ebadi-rohani/25160500.html&gt;

6    Sherrill p. 64 – 75

7    Ibid p. 74

8    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Rouhani#Political_activities_before_the_Iranian_Revolution;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Rouhani#Political_career_during_the_1980s_and_1990s

9    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houthis

10  Gil-White, F. ‘PLO/Fatah and Iran: The Special Relationship’ 25 May 2010 [revised and improved, 8 September 2010].

<http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/plo-iran2.htm&gt;

11  http://tenc.net/iraq-iran.htm

12  Israel, J. ‘Strengthen Iran, Contain Iraq…’ 26 April 2003. <http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/gulfwar.htm&gt;; Gil-White, F. ‘Bush Jr.’s War on Iraq A general introduction’ 1 Dec 2005 <http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/iraq-general-intro.htm&gt;

13  Gil-White, F. ‘The Iranian Hostage Crisis – Again. Is this hostage crisis different from the 1979-80 Iranian hostage crisis?’ 3 April 2007.

<http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/hostage_crisis_2007.htm&gt;

14  Gil-White, F. ‘ ‘SUBHUMANS’ RHYMES WITH ‘INFIDELS’. Netanyahu, Obama, Iran, nuclear bombs, and a new Munich’ 20 March 2015.

<http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/obama-iran-eng.htm&gt;

15  ‘The Laws of Moses: Why the NWO and Globalists Seek Israel’s Destruction’ Nov 15, 2012.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smNSMUg4Zfg&gt;

16  http://tenc.net/iraq-iran.htm; http://www.hirhome.com/iraniraq/guide-iraniraq.htm;

http://adarapress.com/category/iran/

17  Brzezinski, Z. ‘The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives’ 1998.

<http://www.amazon.com/The-Grand-Chessboard-Geostrategic-Imperatives/dp/0465027261&gt;

18  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Rouhani#Early_life_and_education

19  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Rouhani#Nuclear_dossier

20  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you_live_in_interesting_times

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