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Iran—Iraq War

War

Iranian soldiers during Iran—Iraq War

The Iran—Iraq War was one of the stupidest mistakes ever made…

The Iran—Iraq War was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the 20th century’s longest conventional war. The war began when Iraq invaded Iran via air and land on 22 September 1980. The Iranian Revolution in 1979 would inspire insurgency among Iraq’s backstabbing Shias. Although Iraq hoped to take advantage of Iran’s revolutionary chaos and attacked without formal warning, they made only limited progress into Iran and were quickly repelled. For the next seven years, Iran was on the offensive.

The war was provoked by the US and Israel. The Mossad had been trying to assassinate Saddam Hussein since the early 70s because Saddam was getting increasingly powerful during the years. He strengthened the military of Iraq and by the year 1991, Iraq had the 4th largest military in the world. Thanks to Saddam, Iraq became wealthy, powerful and extremely stable. The sectarian violence ended and Wahhabi movements and Shia movements where effectively taken care of. A stable Iraq was a threat to Israel and its allies (USA, UK, surrounding Arab countries… ).

When, in 1979, Iran was in a revolutionary chaos (there were major clashes between Communist, Nationalist and Islamist forces), the US provoked the war from Iraq’s side so that both sides would destroy each other during the process. The USA promised Iraq better relations, no sanctions, major economic aid and they even helped Iraq build nuclear weapons but they also gave Iraq some chemical weapons (Mustard and nerve agents) but as soon as Iraq lost the war — Saddam was stabbed in the back by his “friends”.

The US didn’t only provide Iraq with weapons but also Iran was provided with weapons — afterwards the sale of arms to Iran was named the Iran—Contra affair. The reason for the sale of arms to Iran — even though it was illegal to do so — was to make Iran and Iraq destroy each other without any bigger involvement from US or Israeli side.

During the Battle of Waterloo, the Rothschild’s (a Jewish family of bankers) funded both sides to first of all destroy as much as possible and also to profit heavily from both sides. Now just take a second and think about that, it didn’t matter who would win, because either way they would profit and gain in power. Strategically it’s genius, but morally, well what would you say…

Also, don’t forget that after about a year, Saddam Hussein tried to end the war. He negotiated peace talks with Khomeini, though he didn’t care since he saw the war as a holy one. The US and Israel also forced Iraq to continue and therefore the war continued.

The war cost both sides in lives and economic damage: half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, with an equivalent number of civilians, are believed to have died, with many more injured; however, the war brought neither reparations nor changes in borders.

Javid Iran!

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Shah

Nationalist or traitor?

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (born 25 October 1919 – died 27 July 1980) was the Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi came to power in 1941 after the British-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father Reza Shah, due to him being pro-German during World War II. Iran was occupied by enemy forces from 1941 until 1946.

During Mohammad Reza’s reign, the Iranian oil industry was briefly nationalized under Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq before a U.S./Israel-backed coup d’état got rid of Mosaddeq and brought back foreign oil firms. His White Revolution – a series of economic and social reforms intended to transform Iran into a global power – succeeded in modernizing the nation, nationalizing many natural resources and extending suffrage to women. Though some achievements of the Shah — such as broadened education — had unintended consequences. While school attendance rose, Iran’s labor market could not absorb a high number of educated youth. In 1966 high school graduates had a higher rate of unemployment than the illiterate, and educated unemployed often supported the revolution.

He financed Kurdish separatist rebels in Iraq, and to cover his tracks, armed them with Soviet weapons which Israel had seized from Soviet-backed Arab regimes, and then handed over to Iran. The operation was a disaster, but the Shah continued attempts to support the rebels and weaken Iraq. Then in 1975, the countries signed the Algiers Accord, and the Shah unwillingly agreed to end his support for Iraqi Kurdish rebels.

In 1982, the New York Times reported that during the Shah’s reign, half of the weapons supplied to Iran were being supplied or arranged by Israel.

Although a Muslim himself, the Shah gradually lost support from the Shia clergy of Iran as well as the working class, due to his strong policy of modernization, recognition and support of Israel and corruption issues surrounding himself, his family, and the ruling elite. Other factors that contributed to his downfall were: the banning of all parties that were against the Shah’s policies, suppression of political resistance by the SAVAK, Iran’s intelligence agency. Clashes with Islamists, increased communist activity and a 1953 period of political disagreements with Mohammad Mosaddeq caused what the Shah’s opponents believe to have been an increasingly autocratic rule.

Explanations for why the Shah was overthrown include that he was a puppet of a jewish run Western power (United States), whose alien culture was seen as contaminating that of Iran.
Other factors included perceptions of oppression, brutality, corruption, and extravagance.
Basic functional failures of the regime have also been blamed — shortages and inflation; the regime’s overly ambitious economic program; the failure of its security forces to deal with protest and demonstration; the overly centralized royal power structure.

Several other factors contributed to strong opposition to the Shah, the most notable of which were US, UK and Israeli support for his regime and his increasingly autocratic rule. By 1979, the Iranian monarchy was abolished, and Iran was declared an Islamic republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.

It was because of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi that Iran became an Islamic republic. If he had went a different way and not became such a slave to Israel, things would have looked much different today. Because of his greed and lust for power he choose the wrong path and doomed his nation. He lived a life in luxury, traveled the world and didn’t even realize that the people had enough of his system. He had several years to change things, but didn’t do anything. He was much more interested in turning Iran into a global power than feeding his own people. In 1979, the people had finally gotten enough and a revolution had become reality, millions of people were on the streets and forced the Shah to leave. Initially the idea was to get rid of the Shah and replace him with a new nationalist government, but the Islamists (led by Khomeini) gained the upper hand in street fighting, because of them having access to weapons and by them being in bigger numbers. Khomeini was seen as stronger than the nationalist forces and most people found him to be a stronger man against enemies like the US and Israel. This power struggle continued until 1981 when Khomeini definitely came out the winner.

That is how Iran got turned into the Islamic republic it is today. The people haven’t yet managed to free Iran, so now it’s in our hands to make that happen!

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