Just as in 1952, London is ready to go to war to defend its undeserved economic advantages. But if the British won that round, a few years later they would lose in Suez to the United States.
At the end of World War II, the United Kingdom balked at the idea of abandoning its Empire. It created independent central banks everywhere in order to continue to plunder its ex-colonies once they became independent, and companies poised to grab half of the national wealth.
The Shah’s Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, could not accept that London should confiscate his country’s oil and steal 50% of its profits via the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC).
He therefore nationalized the company. But the AIOC was the property of the British Ministry for the Marine, and London feared that this example may spread to all of the third world common wealth colonies.
Then the Anglo-US bloc set up General Fazlollah Zahedi as Prime Minister, and created a cruel political police, the SAVAK, by recycling ex-Nazi Gestapo criminals. The Iranian people paid a bloody tribute for its desire for true independence.
This is the conflict which is resurfacing today. As in the time of Mossadegh, Iranian oil production collapsed under the weight of Western threats.
Defending his Empire, His Majesty’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, convinced his US partner, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to overthrow Mossadegh.
This was Joint Operation AJAX, implemented by Mi6 and the CIA and directed by Kermit Roosevelt and Herbert N. Schwarzkopf. The former was the grandson of President Theodor Roosevelt, who colonized Latin America, and the latter was the father of General Norman Schwartzkopf, who directed the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein.
The Royal Navy seized an Iranian oil tanker (the Rose Mary in July 1952, and Grace 1 at Gibraltar in 2019). As always, the British pretend that the Law is on their side, but in fact they have only their arrogance.
In Mossadegh’s time, they accused Iran of exporting oil which had been stolen from them (because they refused nationalization), and today, claim that Iran is violating European sanctions (although these specific sanctions themselves violate international Law).
If the conflict should favor the British, it would set back the liberation of the colonized people by many decades. If, however, it should favor the Iranians, it would open the door to a transformed world.
British advisers (read secret royal agents) are present in Saudi Arabia, in Bahreïn, the Emirates, Oman and Qatar.
Washington is pursuing two objectives facing Iran. The first is to destroy its State structures, as it did in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and attempted to do in Syria.
This is the Rumsfeld/Cebrowski strategy . The second aims to control the export of Iranian hydrocarbons in order to regulate the world market. This is now the Trump/Pompeo strategy.
Voltaire Network Organization / ABC Flash Point News 2019.