Skip to comments.Revealed: How President Carter supported the Iranian Revolution
Posted on 05/08/2018 12:02:25 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
New information has come to light, showing how former US President Jimmy Carter blindly accepted false promises and helped Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini carry out the Iranian Revolution.
From 1941 to 1979, Iran was ruled by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, better known as the Shah (meaning "king"). Pahlavi's modernization and anti-Communist policies won the backing of many Western countries, which saw oil-rich Iran as a valuable ally in a tumultuous region. At the same time, though, his secularism and suppression of political opponents left him strongly disliked domestically.
Pahlavi's regime was ultimately overthrown in the 1979 revolution, led by Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini.
The BBC now reports that Khomeini had made several overtures to US presidents, asking them to encourage the Iranian military to stand down and allow the uprising to succeed. In exchange, he promised to continue the warm relationship between the two countries.
message was sent to President John F Kennedy in 1963, but arrived only two weeks before he was assassinated. The next known atome from exile.
American officials in TehTtempt came in January 1979, as the Ayatollah prepared to return hhe first ran were already aware of the rumbles of discomfort and were looking for a way out of the situation, despite publicly supporting the Shah and Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar. "The best that can result, in my view, is a military coup against Bakhtiar and then a deal struck between the military and Khomeini that finally pushes the Shah out of power," wrote Deputy National Security Adviser David Aaron.
A couple days later, President Carter encouraged the Shah to "leave promptly." He never returned to Iran.
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There is no doubt what so ever that Carter facilitated to overthrow of the Shah by the Mullahs. Absolutely true.
carter believed that iran had been treated badly by his country, and helped the fanatical mullas take over and create a religious dictatorship.
carter was the forerunner of bammy.
Carter dumb, ignorant, unwilling to learn from history or learn from his mistakes. His record shows that he hates Israel. He has been on the Iranian payroll for decades. Second worst president.
France granted Ayatollah the political asylum, BBC helped him get the global fame.
Jimmy Carter government didn’t give him much help.
To see Jimmy Carter’s true allegiances, just follow the money
By Lloyd Greif
Apr 26, 2008 | 7:39 PM
In embracing Hamas last week in direct defiance of the wishes of Congress and the President, ex-President Jimmy Carter raised the question of why he was granting precious prestige and credibility to an organization the U.S. government has designated a “foreign terrorist organization” since 1995.
If he was hoping to rekindle a flagging peace process, Carter’s trip was doomed to failure; Hamas remains committed to the destruction of the state of Israel. So does this trip merely reflect a tremendous lack of judgment on Carter’s part?
Perhaps the answer is more complicated. You see, the Carter Center, the ex-President’s not-for-profit research and activist organization, has prospered over the years as a direct result of Arab largesse. Many of these “charitable” interests support Islamic fundamentalism and are vehemently anti-Israel.
The full extent of these connections is unknown because the amount and source of the Carter Center’s funding is not public. But from various news reports and press releases, one can begin to sketch a very troubling picture.
For example, Saudi Arabia, the source of 15 of the 19 plane hijackers on 9/11 and whose royal family has funded terrorism outside the kingdom, has channeled tens of millions of dollars into the Carter Center over the years. In 1993 alone, the late King Fahd gifted $7.6 million, while more recently, the king’s nephew, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, donated at least $5 million to the Carter Center. The Carter Center has a $36 million annual budget; these amounts are hardly insignificant to its ongoing operations.
Another million-dollar-plus backer is Sultan Qaboos sin Said, monarch of Oman. Considerable financial support comes from the United Arab Emirates as well.
There’s more. In 2001, Carter received the $500,000 Zayed International Prize for the Environment and, the following year, praised the efforts of the Abu Dhabi-based Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow Up.
The Zayed Center has repeatedly hosted anti-Semitic Holocaust deniers, supported terrorism and asserted that there is an international conspiracy of Jews and Zionists for world domination, and that a Jewish-American conspiracy perpetrated the atrocities of 9/11.
It would seem that all of this money is not without its influence. Contrast Carter’s relentless criticism of Israel, the most modern and democratic country in the Middle East, to his appreciation of such authoritarian countries as the UAE, which he described as an “almost completely open and free society.”
Whether the United States can or should interrupt this stream of funding to Carter’s operations, it at the very least should not supplement it.
Yet - believe it or not - the United States government itself has been providing millions of dollars to the Carter Center over the years. Representative Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.) estimates that the center received $19 million in federal funding since 2001 alone, and has called for passage of a bill that would immediately cut off all federal financing for the center.
Carter is free to travel around the world, stir up trouble, and cheer on terrorists and terrorist sympathizers. But U.S. taxpayers should not help him do this. And Carter should finally come clean and disclose the amounts and sources of all foreign funding for his center.
Just as the American public has a right to know whether a scientist researching the root causes of global warming is being funded by major oil companies, we should know who is supporting Carter’s lobbying efforts to bring “peace” to the Middle East.
It is indeed a sad day in American history when a former President lowers himself to becoming a propaganda tool for terrorists bent on harming our country and the democratic principles by which we live - and we cannot even discover who is paying his bills.
Removing the Shah not much help?
“At the same time, though, his secularism and suppression of political opponents left him strongly disliked domestically.”
Or so we were told by the fake news media.
I remember as a teenager how candidate Jimmy Carter was presented by liberal news media and SNL as this brilliant intellectual and I thought “How great for America!” What a blithering idiot he turned out to be.
Author appears to have a cat assisting him at the keyboard
“There is no doubt what so ever that Carter facilitated to overthrow of the Shah by the Mullahs. Absolutely true.”
I didn’t know that at the time, and fully expected that the original Mad Mullah’s plane would get blown out of the sky before landing.
FYI, the Iranians kept the Russkies from expanding. Had the Shah stayed in power for just 2 or 3 more years, Iran would have had the Free World’s 2nd largest air force - larger than Germany’s. Note how the Soviets invaded northern Shitholeistan (also called Afghanistan) later in the same year that the Shah was overthrown. That would NEVER have happened if the Shah was still there.
In the intervening 39 years, Iran has been the single largest source of terrorist money and arms in the world. Literally tens of thousands around the world have been murdered, and many tens of thousands more maimed or wounded, because of Iran.
Thanks, Jimmy, you f’ing tool!
Khomeini was sheltered by Iraq for a while.
Shah was toppled by left wingers, bourgeois, women, young people and islamists.
“His record shows that he hates Israel.”
His center was funded by Saddam Hussein indirectly through oil vouchers granted to Samir Vincent and another guy, I think by the name of Khafaji.
“Shah was toppled by left wingers, bourgeois, women, young people and islamists.”
I imagine the international Left influenced the Carter admin into thinking that once the “Iranian revolution” succeeded they, the Left, could control Khomeini. But, since that thinking ran through the entire global Left, including the Soviets and their operatives in Iran aiding the “revolution”, their plans were intercepted by Khomeini’s gangs and they became the first political casualties when Khomeini gained power.
As usual American “liberals” duped and used by the international Marxist cabals; duped into blunders.
But Shah himself didn’t take swift action to nip the civil unrest in the bud. He even tried to appease the protesters.
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