Mark Dankof in Washington, D. C. in November of 2011
Last night at the gym after my usual stint at the pullup bar and the leg extension and leg curl machines, I proceeded to the treadmill. I was there for one hour at varying speeds and inclines throughout the 60 minutes. The ceiling-suspended television sets for treadmillers at this particular training location in San Antonio always involve ESPN; one of the major networks when it offers a bad soap opera or sit-com; and the incessant droning of the CNN newsroom where the presence of Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper proves especially annoying and wearisome, although informative in ways not intended by the Masters of Corporate Media.
Last night was more of the same. I was stationed in front of CNN during my treadmill session. Wolf Blitzer was interviewing a Fred Burton of Stratfor Global Intelligence based in Austin, Texas. Mr. Burton is their Vice-President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security. The subject was the mysterious January 16th, 2012 killing of Iranian medical student Gelareh Bagherzadeh, age 30, a woman with a profile as an activist in the Iranian women’s rights movement and professionally based at Houston’s world-famous M. D. Anderson Medical Center. She was found slumped over the wheel of her car after being shot in the head once by an unknown assailant. The crime took place at the site of the wealthy housing estate in Houston where her family lived. Houston police summoned after the gunfire found Ms. Bagherzadeh’s vehicle crashed into the door of a garage with the engine still running and the tires spinning. She had apparently been speaking on her mobile phone to an ex-boyfriend at the time of her death. It is still unclear whether she had been followed home, or the victim of an assassin lying in wait for her as she arrived. No one is presently in custody.
Who really killed Gelareh Bagherzadeh?
She was a coordinator of a Houston-based protest organization called SabzHouston. Cursory scan of their web site reveals a strong affiliation with the Green Movement and the past Presidential campaign in Iran of Mir Hossein Mousavi. The site alleges massive fraud in the Iranian election of June 12, 2009. The site’s section dedicated to the memory of Gelareh Bagherzadeh asks for all to refrain from speculation about motivation for the tragedy.
Someone forgot to inform CNN about the avoidance of baseless speculation. Wolf Blitzer’s line of questioning led Fred Burton of Stratfor into a line of analysis which revealed that although Mr. Burton had no factual basis for what he was implying, he was clearly hopeful that viewers would infer the direct probable involvement of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), both in the Bagherzadeh tragedy and in the allegations surrounding the supposed involvement of Tehran in a most improbable and counterproductive scheme to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States in Washington. This is all on top of the assumptions made by many Americans about Iranian involvement in reported recent acts of terror in Bangkok and Delhi aimed at Israel according to CNN and other media outlets. Gareth Porter’s recent article should be a word of caution on this. Ditto for Richard Sale’s recent piece on Israel and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/MKO/PMOI) chronicling this Demonic Dynamic Duo’s program of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and other related criminal acts of terror. My recent interview with the Habilian Association chronicled at Iran Interlink contains other articles and leads that may provide a completely different set of suggestions as to where to look for possible motives and answers in the Gelareh Bagherzadeh murder case in Houston. Be advised.
There is much CNN did not say last night, or today, when Fred Burton of Stratfor was brought on again to spin the story of the Gelareh Bagherzadeh assassination.
CNN viewers are not told about the biography of Wolf Blitzer for openers. As recently chronicled by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA):
“Blitzer is a former employee of AIPAC, Israel’s behemoth Washington, DC lobby (see former Sen. James Abourezk’s “Wolf Blitzer, AIPAC, and the Saudi Peace Initiative” in the July 2007 Washington Report, p. 16, also posted on our Web site). The CNN anchor also is the author of Territory of Lies: The Exclusive Story of Jonathan Jay Pollard: The American Who Spied on His Country for Israel and How He Was Betrayed (the title seeming to imply that it was Pollard, rather than his native country, who was betrayed).”
Neither does CNN mention the strong links between Stratfor and the Israeli intelligence and journalistic communities. The Austin-based intelligence oriented think-tank was begun by Zionist Texas academic Dr. George Friedman and figures prominently in some of the leaked cables emanating out of the Wikileaks/Bradley Manning case. Even stranger, a controversy has recently emerged on the American populist Right regarding charges that Texas-based populist radio commentator Alex Jones is Strafor linked. While that controversy remains in the realm of unproven allegation, Michael Collins Piper’s new book, “The Confessions of An Anti-Semite,” does provide possible context to Alex Jones’s attacks in recent years on members of the anti-Zionist American Right and his occasional apologies for Israel on page 23 of that volume:
“On October 6, 1940, The New York Times featured a revealing story reporting that Arthur Greenwood–deputy leader of the British Labor Party and member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet–had ‘assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order [emphasis added] based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace,’ and that–as the Times assessed it–’after the war an opportunity would be given to Jews everywhere to make a “distinctive and constructive contribution” in the rebuilding of the world.’ The Times not only featured the phrase ‘New World Order’ in the headline, as shown above, but in a secondary subhead repeated the concept: ‘New World Order Forecast.’ As anyone who understands the special role of the Times as a voice for Jewish interests–and the New World Order–knows, this specific phraseology was no accident.
“Now, today, long after Hitler and the Nazis were vanquished in World War II, they are still the subject of constant discussion by Alex Jones–the self-described ‘biggest name’ in the ‘truth movement,’ whose lucrative career was launched by a Jewish-owned television station in Texas and now sponsored by the Jewish-owned radio giant Sirius–and by Glenn Beck, the television and radio rabble-rouser made into a superstar by Zionist billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News. . . .”
I now take the reader back to last evening and the gym treadmill. As Blitzer and Fred Burton of Stratfor were conversing, their discussion receded from my mind even as I continued watching the screen while speed walking.
Suddenly, in my mind, I was back in my late godfather’s house in suburban Washington, D. C. in October of 1990. I had come out to see him for a couple of months after leaving Seattle for good in August of that year, the same month and year that Saddam Hussein and Iraq made a fateful decision to attack Kuwait claiming the latter’s guilt in a horizontal drilling scheme illegally siphoning Iraqi oil. President George Herbert Walker Bush was pushing for an American invasion and land war against Iraq, but polls at the time revealed a public division in the United States on the wisdom of this move. The division was roughly a 50-50 split.
In this instantaneous mental reversion to October of 1990, I was suddenly seeing my godfather and I watching television in his den in Olney, Maryland. He had a fantastic mahogany bar in that den, to complement the considerable stash of liquid goodies. While he nursed a martini, I was imbibing courtesy of a bottle of German Weissbier. We were watching the evening’s replay on a local Washington station of some very interesting testimony before the House Human Rights Caucus that had transpired on a day far more pivotal in American and world history than either of us could possibly have imagined then.
The young lady we watched testifying almost 22 years ago with great visible emotion in the voice and welling tears in the eyes was a 15 year old Kuwaiti testifying under the pseudonym “Nurse Nayirah.” The alleged reason for the phony name was “fear of reprisals.” The thrust of the testimony was her supposed firsthand knowledge of war crimes and atrocities being committed in Kuwait by the Iraqi army. The clincher in that day’s riveting witness by Nurse Nayirah is reprised here via transcript. It goes as follows:
“I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital. I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where 15 babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die. [emphasis added]“
After the performance was over, I asked my late godfather, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and past denizen of Air Force Intelligence what his reaction was to the hearing. There was a moment of silence while he downed the remaining portion of the martini. Then he opined, “Sounds like these Iraqi soldiers would be great employees in a routine day at an American abortion clinic. Aside from that, this woman’s testimony strikes me as total bullshit. That’s my reaction. Maybe we should have switched channels to watch pro wrestling. . . .”
The Colonel passed away seven years later in 1997. He now rests in section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. He was a great man in more ways than can possibly be recounted here, but that single evening of watching Washington D. C. news in his den over drinks cemented the brilliance of his political instincts. The iron clad proof of his cut-to-the-chase discernment appeared in December of 1992.
Now forgotten by a brain-dead American public is that in December 1992, there was the airing of a documentary produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and its television show entitled The Fifth Estate. The documentary is entitled, To Sell a War. That program, largely suppressed in the United States, revealed that Nurse Nayirah was none other than Nijirah al-Sabah, the daughter of Kuwait’s ambassador to the United States, Saud Nasir al-Sabah. She was never a nurse. Her entire testimony was a complete fabrication. Her lines, and her dramatic presentation, were the result of the coaching of PR firm Hill and Knowlton. This corporate exercise in perjury before Congress, a criminal offense, was joined by the obvious moral duplicity of the Bush Administration and other elements of the War Party, including Corporate Zionist News Media Incorporated.
But it worked. Honest historians note that Nurse Nayirah, a. k. a. Nijirah al-Sabah, and her coached charade before the fawning House Human Rights Caucus, was the turning point in King George Herbert Walker Bush’s public relations campaign to rally the American public for a war mired in false premises, and for a campaign of two decades plus of duplicity, death, displacement, and destruction that appears headed for final consummation in Israel’s demand for preemptive war with Iran and the genesis of World War III. I reiterate what I have said continuously. It will begin with a False Flag Operation par excellence, likely to supersede 9-11 in galvanizing force and deception. Its endgame is to bring the United States into Netanyahu’s Crusade with the full backing of a comatose and moronic American electorate. Eretz Yisrael is the objective, as it always has been in American foreign policy in the Middle East.
It is in light of this grim reality and circumstantial evidence surrounding recent events in Delhi, Bangkok, Mexico, and now Houston, with the advent of the Gelareh Bagherzadeh assassination, that the Wolf Blitzer/Fred Burton roadshow on CNN in the last 24 hours must be suspiciously evaluated. CNN now has Mr. Burton of Stratfor mentioning Gelareh Baghderzadeh’s past history in Paris as a possible point of intersection with what he claims is a major European center for intelligence operations of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mr. Burton omits what is far more provable, and what points in the opposite direction. Paris is a major point of intersection for the operations and presence of both the Israeli Mossad and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/MKO/PMOI). Why does he fail to consider the possibility that the Baghderzadeh killing is the work of the latter, in a developing campaign of ongoing false flag incidents designed to convince Americans that Tehran is in the process of commencing an all out war of terror in the United States as a means of providing the Zionist State and its backers in the American government and media with their own effective version of the Kuwaiti Incubator Baby Deception?
I will reiterate the pattern I enumerated in my recent piece entitled, “Fort Sumter, False Flags, and The Empire’s Coming Crusade Against Iran.” This pattern is a recommended grid to utilize in evaluating everything that emerges in what may be the greatest unfolding tragedy in all of human history:
“The pattern of Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, Bush, and Obama has essential components and ingredients. Chief among these are: 1) The understanding of each of these Presidents that their continuance as a Chief Executive of the United States necessitated the furtherance of the power agenda of a central banking cabal; 2) This furtherance would require the involvement of their nation in a war; 3) Hostilities would commence courtesy of a false flag incident, used to disguise the identity of the real perpetrators and their agenda; 4) The war would of necessity involve the employment of mass media in legitimizing the rationale for the conflict among the masses with a barrage of viscerally powerful images and metaphors soaked in notions of moral crusade, absolutism, the sanction of Divine Providence, blind nationalism, and religious visions containing distorted notions of Manifest Destiny, messianic fervor, and millennial fanaticism; 4) Legitimate dissent from the Crusade, rooted in sounder notions of Constitutional restraint, diplomacy, and what Jesus Christ actually teaches about the Kingdom of God, would be met with demonization, economic impoverishment, persecution, imprisonment, and death. What worked for Lincoln in this final regard, is being arranged nicely for Obama in the form of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as demonstrated recently by Jonathan Turley in The Guardian (UK). Building on the foundations of the two Patriot Acts, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, the jettisoning of Posse Comitatus laws, the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretap program, and the circumventing of the Federal Court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the NDAA has formally codified George W. Bush’s observation that the Constitution of the United States is nothing but a “Goddamned piece of paper.” Presumably the lives and liberties of American citizens, not to mention The Empire’s victims abroad, fall into the identically condemned status and subsequently fateful demise.”
Well, Wolf and Fred, what do you think?