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Monday, May 29, 2006

Conspiracy Theory

1-Iranian Azeris complain to a cartoon which published for children in a newspaper. They claim the cartoon insulting Turks and Azeris people .so for days cities of Azerbaijan province were in chaos.
So another newspaper crack down and cartoonist and editor pf newspaper arrested! More…
2- There were such revolts (ethnic) a few months ago in Arabs and Kurds cities also.
3- A group that claims! Fight for Baloch people rights capture innocent people in far away roads and killed them.

All I see from these tensions more than everything is a conspiracy of foreign intelligence services , they are try to arouse ethnic groups in Iran , a dirty decision for dividing Iran and all because Iran wants being maverick in the world, a silly attitude in modern world .


Anonymous said...


Is it really foreigners who are doing all of this? I wouldn't rise up against my government if President Ahmadinejad asked me to, because I don't feel I need to do that. If people in Iran are protesting, it's because there are too many things that make them unhappy.


LondonCaspian said...


It's not as simple as that mate! Foreign leaders do not stand up and admit this at the time... If you want a prime example of how an uprising is orchestrated by foreign leaders then read the book "All The Shah's Men" for a detailed look at - with 100% evidence, i.e. names - of how MI6 and CIA overthrow the democratically elected leader of Iran, Dr Mossadegh, not so long ago.

Saying all of this, I'm not a fan of the thoughtless conspiracy theories often thrown left, right and centre in Iran. I don't believe these demonstrations are being planned by foreign agencies as you said; there is clearly some tension between ethnic races in Iran.


The French have riots in Paris right now. This is also due to race tensions, but I don’t see any of the French people thinking that this is being organised by African nations. So please don’t waste time by jumping to conclusions; let’s wait for evidence!


Spooky Witch said...

Yaser,I have read "all the Shah's men" get that book...LondonCaspian is right...

Anonymous said...

I have read "All the Shah's Men" and I agree it's a good book. But it tends to gloss over the fact that Kermit Roosevelt and the CIA, and also the British, were constantly assisted by Iranians. This is mentioned, but its implications are not honestly explored.


LondonCaspian said...

Ah - you've read it! OK, well... that wasn't the answer I was expecting :)

So you know that the foreign influence is above our head and not simply Blair or Bush saying to people what to do.

Yes, I agree that Iranians had a role. I'm one of those Iranians that will never blame other parties in our problems. It's our responsibility and we must admit our mistakes without blaming others.

andy said...

Agreed, the liklihood that foreign intelligence is involved here seems highly unlikely. The language tension is already there, and coming out of the previous cartoon fiasco, I can see how this similar conflict could arise.

nima said...

Respectfully, I believe that linguistic/ethnic tensions are but what we in Iran call a 'baahaaneh'--an excuse--to protest against various other problems which are otherwise dangerous to address. Economic issues are at the root, and political ones aren't far behind. Baluchistan is, after all, tremendously poor overall as a province, and a group like Jundullah (which most likely is nonetheless backed by outside groups, though not necessarily foreign governments) would have no appeal were it not for a terrible standard of living in the province.

The same goes for groups and protests in Kurdistan/Azarbaijan Gharbi, Khuzestan and the Azeri provinces. Separatism will never take hold in any corner of Iran, but people may revolt against political and economic repression.

As to the intervention of foreign intelligence agencies, it is possible, as the United States has shown itself to be reckless, ignorant and irresponsible when it comes to the internal affairs of Iran, but I don't think European nations (including Britain) have anything to gain from meddling in Iran. Indeed, they have a very clear desire to see stability in Iran at any cost, if only to maintain the flow (and price) of oil, the increased price of which does nothing to help their economies.