False Flag: False flag (aka Black Flag) operations are covert operations designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is flying the flag of a country other than one’s own. False flag operations are not limited to war and counter-insurgency operations, and can be used in peace-time.
In the last week, the U.S. has been ratcheting up pressure on the U.N. member nations to embargo Iran’s petrochemical fields because of Nukes, per the published stories below:
From the NYTimes:
U.S. Plans New Sanctions Against Iran’s Oil Industry
By MARK LANDLER and ALAN COWELL
Published: November 18, 2011
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran’s petrochemical industry, a Western official briefed on the plans said Friday, less than two weeks after a United Nations report published evidence that the Iranian government was working on a nuclear weapon.
The sanctions, expected to be announced on Monday, build on existing measures against Iran’s oil and gas industry, which aim to curb foreign investment in refineries or other facilities. European nations are expected to announce similar measures when their leaders meet later in the week, the official said.
The sanctions come after the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, rebuked Tehran on Friday, but stopped short of threatening further pressure or actions to curb its contentious uranium enrichment program.
In the wake of the report, the United States has been working to build international support for new sanctions. Much of its focus has been on cutting off the Iranian central bank or placing further curbs on the petroleum industry.
But there are hurdles to sanctioning Iran’s central bank, because China, Japan and other countries rely on it to process transactions for purchases of oil.
My comments: The false flag event (i.e., the sanctions are for Iran’s continued uranium enrichment), hides the real purpose, two-fold. Note that they are aimed at “…cutting off the Iranian central bank or placing further curbs on the petrolium industry…”
First, let’s see why they would want to “…place further curbs on the petroleum industry…”
The following is from the Tehran Times:
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has said that Iran is ready to offer contracts for 21 oil and gas fields to domestic and foreign investors.
Annual petrochemical production capacity is projected to reach 100 million tons by the end of the Fifth Development Plan, he added.
Iran sits on the world’s second largest natural gas reserves after Russia and is trying to attract more foreign and domestic investment, especially in the South Pars gas field, in order to raise its gas production.
Second, let’s see WHY the U.S. is trying to shut down the Iranian Central Bank: (the following is from the Iran Mercantile Exchange, Jul 27 2011)
After many years of effort and months of negotiations and following the special emphasis of the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iran Oil Exchange was launched officially by public offering of 600 000 barrels of crude oil on the international trading floor of Iran Mercantile Exchange ON Kish Island.
The Ministry of Economy voiced: “launching oil bourse removed the one-hundred year monopoly in the oil industry.”
Dr. Shamseddin Hosseini added: launching the oil exchange was a revolutionary move by the Ministry of Petrolium. He told the news that from the onset of the establishment of the 9th administration I was following the establishment of the oil bourse as a member of the High Council of the Exchange.
And then, how this is being viewed by Russia:
Mail and Guardian Online (22 Nov 2011)
Russia said on Tuesday that new sanctions unveiled by Western states against Iran over its nuclear drive were unacceptable and illegal, warning they risked impeding the chance of dialogue with Tehran.
“Russia sees such measures as unacceptable and against international law,” the foreign ministry said. “This practice seriously complicates moves for constructive dialogue with Tehran.”
The United States, Britain and Canada have unveiled new sanctions aimed at pressuring Tehran after the publication of the most damning report yet about the Iranian nuclear programme by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.
The measures seek to limit the West’s links with the Iranian Central Bank — which has been key in funnelling proceeds of energy sales to Iran’s government.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report on Iran is the closest it has yet come to accusing Iran outright of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, an accusation long made by Western states but denied by Tehran.
Russia has however dismissed the importance of the report, describing it at the time as “a compilation of well-known facts that are intentionally presented in a politicised manner”.
On Monday, November 21, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed measures and sanctions to punish and constrain Iran in connection with the Iranian Nuclear Program. Iran deemed as “political” charges that that nation was trying to link nuclear technology with an expanded missile program. Secretary Clinton indicated new measures targeting the Iranian petrochemical industry and its oil and gas business. The Unites States proceeded with caution on the matter of the Iranian Central Bank and the global banking industry, but called Iran a “primary money laundering concern.” Clinton anticipates heavy sanctions by international partners, saying that “these measures represent a significant ratcheting up of pressure on Iran, its sources of income and its illegal activities.” Britain has cut all financial ties with Iran, as was announced by the British Treasury also on Monday.
And finally, of course, Russia’s view on those “anti-missile systems” that are purportedly for Iran:
MOSCOW—Russia revived threats to deploy ballistic missiles on the borders of the European Union on Wednesday, if the U.S. proceeds with plans to build an anti-missile system there.
At a security meeting near Moscow, Mr. Medvedev threatened to train missiles on planned European missile-defense sites.
The announcement by President Dmitry Medvedev on state-run television highlights growing tensions between Moscow and Washington, which has been struggling to defend the benefits of a so-called reset in relations with Russia.
The U.S. says the missile system in Europe is aimed at thwarting an attack from rogue states such as Iran. Moscow argues that the shield will denude its own strike capabilities, and has called for the U.S. to deploy a shield with Russia or abolish the plan altogether.
The White House said Wednesday that the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization have no intention of changing plans to deploy the European missile shield, and that the U.S. has been “open and transparent” with Russia about the plans.
“In multiple channels, we have explained to Russian officials that the missile-defense systems planned for deployment in Europe do not and cannot threaten Russia’s strategic deterrent,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor. “We continue to believe that cooperation with Russia on missile defense can enhance the security of the United States, our allies in Europe, and Russia.”
Appearing stern before a Russian flag on state-run television, Mr. Medvedev said Russia has long objected to the plans,declaring that officials in some countries openly say that “the whole system is against Russia.”
He lamented that talks on the system have failed to produce an agreement to allay Russia’s fears, and said that Russia had to take counter-measures.
Mr. Medvedev said Russia was prepared to deploy Iskander missiles, which officials said have a range of up to 500 kilometers, or about 300 miles, in Russia’s Kaliningrad region, an enclave inside Europe bordering EU members Poland and Lithuania. He also said a weapons system could be deployed in Russia’s south—closer to Russia’s foe Georgia and to Turkey—that would also be used to demolish missile-defense systems.
The U.S. has since announced plans to place land- and sea-based radars and interceptor rockets in different European locations, stepping up and upgrading the system over a decade. In his appearance Wednesday, Mr. Medvedev said that work on the new shield is “regrettably moving rapidly in Poland, Turkey, Romania and Spain. We find ourselves facing a fait accompli.”
Mr. Medvedev said he was ordering radar facilities in Kaliningrad put on combat alert and that some of Russia’s strategic nuclear missiles would be fitted with systems that would allow them to penetrate prospective missile defenses.
So, here’s what we have:
1. 27 Jul: Iran opened it’s Oil Bourse, allowing countries to buy oil AND oil futures (A guaranteed price for the future sale of oil) DIRECTLY from Iran’s Central Bank in THEIR currency (not dollars). (see http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-07-20/markets/30009121_1_free-trade-zone-oil-sales-north-sea-brent)
2. A few day’s ago, Iran reports that it is getting ready to sell futures in both OIL and NATURAL GAS production, able to sell and provide oil and gas to surrounding countries, SOLD IN THEIR CURRENCY, not dollars. (see http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-07-20/markets/30009121_1_free-trade-zone-oil-sales-north-sea-brent)
3. The ability to do this will provide Iran with much more funds, since they do not have to exchange dollars at a reduced rate to get their currency (As is done now with the Brent oil bourse; countries HAVE to buy oil with dollars, thus requiring them to exchange their currency for dollars, giving the U.S. Treasury a commission in the exchange rate).
4. U.S. says Iran is all but ready to build nuclear missiles, and get’s the U.N. to try and embargo all OIL and NATURAL GAS from Iran (funny).
–note that Clinton says Iran is a “primary money laundering concern”. Yeah, right…that’s because any country buying from Iran does not have to exchange their currency for dollars and buy the oil / gas…so in effect, the U.S. feel’s it is getting “stolen” from…it’s always from the perspective of the “winners” who the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are…
5. Russia basically calls this a sham, and is also mad as hell that we continue to put anti-missile systems in NORTHERN EUROPE directed against their country while claiming it is for the nuclear missiles Iran is developing (haha)…
This is, in short, a classic false flag operation. We really are trying to stop Iran from being successful in it’s Oil Bourse, because their success will mean the failure of our main source of income: The devious agreement made in the early 70’s between the U.S. and the Arab Oil States that guaranteed we would stop oil drilling in the United States and only buy oil from those states, on two conditions:
a. All oil sold by those states to other countries would be required to be purchased in dollars (thus, any country has to exchange their currency for dollars, and of course, there is a fee to that)
b. That the dollar’s the oil states received would have to be REINVESTED into the United States.
TALK ABOUT A PYRAMID SCHEME…
If Iran’s oil bourse was to prosper, countries would move away from dealing with the Arab states and buy their oil / gas from Iran. This means a slow down in the consumption of U.S. dollars, and that would destroy our economy. So, a reason had to be given for stopping this…and that is the convenient “nuclear” controversy. Think about it; Iran doesn’t even HAVE a nuclear weapon, and yet we are building missile defense sites all over NORTHERN EUROPE? What about India’s considerable nuclear weapons inventory? What about Pakistan? China? Russia? N. Korea? Israel? France? England? No, my friends, this is not about nuclear weapons. It is, plain and simple, about OIL and our MONOPOLY of it…
And now…you know…the rest of the story…