World
Nikolai Malishevski
October 6, 2013
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A few days ago the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, urged the assassination of Hezbollah leader sheikh Hasan Nasrallah, stating that ridding Lebanon of Nasrallah is «a national and religious duty». The reason for this statement is that the government of the island kingdom has essentially lost control over the Shiite majority of its population, which is sympathetic to Hezbollah and oriented toward Shiite Iran. And last spring Bahrain became the first Arab country whose cabinet of ministers put Hezbollah, which is providing extensive support to the government of Bashar al-Asad, on its list of terrorist organizations.

Shiite disturbances, in which many want to see the «hand of Tehran», are not limited to Bahrain. The Shiite factor is extremely worrying to the Saudis, the government of Iraq, and the Lebanese government.

At the same time, Bahrain and other Middle Eastern allies of the U.S. – Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – have been showing serious concern over the rapid, as it seems to them, rapprochement of the U.S. and Iran

Another reason for their concern is connected with something the Saudi King Fahd announced to the world in the mid-1980s: «The holy jihad is a revolution that knows no bounds, like communism». Since the 1970s and until recently, the Saudis, bolstered by support from Washington, believed that they, as devout Sunnis, were on the cutting edge of this jihad and were leading the Muslims of the world to a new world order.. However, after the Iranian revolution of 1979, one more claimant to the role of leader appeared in the world of Islam, and one that was not controlled by the United States.

Iran has its own globalists, united in influential organizations such as the Hojjatieh Society. At one time, this «unseen hand» of the Iranian revolution united conservative-minded clergymen, diplomats, military men, high-ranking government officials, intelligence officers, businessmen, merchants and technocrats. Their sphere of interests was very broad, from the banking sphere and commerce to arms procurement and shipments of modern electronic equipment. In addition, the Hojjatieh Society (a representative of which in the government was, for example, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad) actively supports the Iranian lobby… in the U.S. The society's leaders do everything they can for Iran to expand its political connections with Europe as well, first and foremost in Great Britain, where the society maintains close ties with local elite organizations such as Astrum Argentum and the Order of the Golden Dawn in the Outer, which have wide-reaching connections with the political and intellectual circles of the West.

The fact that Britain is now advocating the lifting of U.S. limitations on contacts with Iran testifies to how serious such unofficial contacts between Iranians and Europeans are. London is being echoed by Berlin and Paris, from which at one time the Ayatollah Khomeini triumphantly returned to Tehran to start the revolution. That is why some members of the U.S. president's administration have long been unofficially calling Great Britain, France and Germany the «Tehran troika»…

Some representatives of the IRI's establishment have never concealed their globalist aims. At practically the same time that the Saudi king pronounced his thesis on the «holy jihad», one Iranian presidential candidate, Jaleleddin Farsi, stated that he considers turning the Islamic revolution in Iran into a world Islamic revolution a priority. The first step on this path was to be an Islamic revolution in Sunni Afghanistan, and the second was to be the beginning of a «true worldwide Islamic revolution» which would be «more powerful than the French revolution and all other predecessors». And finally, the third step was to be an Islamic revolution in Central Asia.

Today it has somehow been forgotten that at one time military action against the USSR in Afghanistan was supported not only by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, but by the Islamic Republic of Iran as well; part of its elite developed a long-term strategic plan for preparing and exporting worldwide Islamic revolution. The first successful experiment in this area was Lebanon, where in 1982 the Hezbollah («Party of God») movement was created by the Iranians and declared jihad against Israel and the West.

Today Hezbollah, which is effectively operating in Bahrain and the Middle East as a whole, has thousands of supporters in various countries, including European Union countries and the U.S., where, according to FBI data, it has cells in more than ten cities. Besides Hezbollah, there are a number of Islamic revolutionary organizations operating in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions which are closely tied to mystical sects of Shia Islam. For example, the Roshaniya («Clairvoyants») Society, which arose in the Middle Ages and operated on the territory of modern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indian Kashmir (their later European analog is the Illuminati, the revolutionary branch of Freemasonry). One of the main dogmas of this society is the abolition of governments and the establishment of one world supersociety.

Another secret society connected with the Roshaniya, including on the ideological level, is the Shiite Order of the Assassins (from Arabic hashish), or Nizari Ismailis, which formed in Iran and terrorized the entire East. Its main weapon was specially trained suicide agents, controlled using drugs. Currently the imam of the Ismailis is Aga Khan IV, a major UN official representing the interests of Great Britain, a favorite of the British royal family, and one of the richest people on the planet. And at the same time, he is the head of a branch of Islam which in European languages has become synonymous with hired murderers, as well as one of the key figures of the global drug business, the Iran-Contra affair, the financing of the Mujahideen parties of Afghanistan, the pro-British Kashmir Independence Movement, etc.

Among the teachings of these organizations there is a belief that the power of the society becomes greater each time it takes up the spirit of one of its fallen brothers. Dead members of the society increase the power of the living. The more fanatical and irreproachable the fallen member of the brotherhood was, the more power transfers to the brotherhood as a whole. In our day the medieval Assassins have been «reincarnated» into suicide shahids, who appeared in the Islamic world in their modern form relatively recently. On a mass scale, they appeared during the Iran-Iraq war, when Iran used suicide soldiers who would throw themselves under Iraqi tanks with explosives; on an individual scale they appeared in October 1983, when Hezbollah publicly took responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed over three hundred American and French military personnel.

These kinds of quasi-Shiite organizations form a transnational network. It is quite capable of becoming an alternative to the transnational terrorist network of quasi-Sunnite societies such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda, once created by the Anglo-Saxons. While their goals are similar, the main difference between the two networks is that the basis of the methods of the former is a perverted willingness to sacrifice oneself for the sake of freedom from external dictates, while for the latter it is a cannibalistic willingness to sacrifice anyone for the sake of liberty to do whatever they want to everyone else.

Today, amid increasing activity from the Shiite factor in the Middle East, the resistance of Syria, the upcoming withdrawal of the Americans from Afghanistan and growing internal problems in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the Americans and the monarchs of the Gulf States are truly concerned. They are afraid, for the most part, of two things:

a) the loss of control over Sunnite pan-Islamic radical organizations which reject national state ideologies in individual Muslim countries in the name of the global unity of the Ummah;

b) the advancement of Iran and Shiites as a whole to leading roles in the Islamic segment of globalization and the withdrawal of this segment from Washington's control, if the latter does not find a way to influence this process.

This is the reason for the recent events in Bahrain and Iraq, America's open support for al-Qaeda in Syria, the threat of a strike against Hezbollah in Lebanon and the dialog between Washington and Tehran which has so alarmed U.S. allies in the Middle East.

The views of individual contributors do not necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation.
Worldwide Jihad and the Shiite Factor

A few days ago the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, urged the assassination of Hezbollah leader sheikh Hasan Nasrallah, stating that ridding Lebanon of Nasrallah is «a national and religious duty». The reason for this statement is that the government of the island kingdom has essentially lost control over the Shiite majority of its population, which is sympathetic to Hezbollah and oriented toward Shiite Iran. And last spring Bahrain became the first Arab country whose cabinet of ministers put Hezbollah, which is providing extensive support to the government of Bashar al-Asad, on its list of terrorist organizations.

Shiite disturbances, in which many want to see the «hand of Tehran», are not limited to Bahrain. The Shiite factor is extremely worrying to the Saudis, the government of Iraq, and the Lebanese government.

At the same time, Bahrain and other Middle Eastern allies of the U.S. – Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – have been showing serious concern over the rapid, as it seems to them, rapprochement of the U.S. and Iran

Another reason for their concern is connected with something the Saudi King Fahd announced to the world in the mid-1980s: «The holy jihad is a revolution that knows no bounds, like communism». Since the 1970s and until recently, the Saudis, bolstered by support from Washington, believed that they, as devout Sunnis, were on the cutting edge of this jihad and were leading the Muslims of the world to a new world order.. However, after the Iranian revolution of 1979, one more claimant to the role of leader appeared in the world of Islam, and one that was not controlled by the United States.

Iran has its own globalists, united in influential organizations such as the Hojjatieh Society. At one time, this «unseen hand» of the Iranian revolution united conservative-minded clergymen, diplomats, military men, high-ranking government officials, intelligence officers, businessmen, merchants and technocrats. Their sphere of interests was very broad, from the banking sphere and commerce to arms procurement and shipments of modern electronic equipment. In addition, the Hojjatieh Society (a representative of which in the government was, for example, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad) actively supports the Iranian lobby… in the U.S. The society's leaders do everything they can for Iran to expand its political connections with Europe as well, first and foremost in Great Britain, where the society maintains close ties with local elite organizations such as Astrum Argentum and the Order of the Golden Dawn in the Outer, which have wide-reaching connections with the political and intellectual circles of the West.

The fact that Britain is now advocating the lifting of U.S. limitations on contacts with Iran testifies to how serious such unofficial contacts between Iranians and Europeans are. London is being echoed by Berlin and Paris, from which at one time the Ayatollah Khomeini triumphantly returned to Tehran to start the revolution. That is why some members of the U.S. president's administration have long been unofficially calling Great Britain, France and Germany the «Tehran troika»…

Some representatives of the IRI's establishment have never concealed their globalist aims. At practically the same time that the Saudi king pronounced his thesis on the «holy jihad», one Iranian presidential candidate, Jaleleddin Farsi, stated that he considers turning the Islamic revolution in Iran into a world Islamic revolution a priority. The first step on this path was to be an Islamic revolution in Sunni Afghanistan, and the second was to be the beginning of a «true worldwide Islamic revolution» which would be «more powerful than the French revolution and all other predecessors». And finally, the third step was to be an Islamic revolution in Central Asia.

Today it has somehow been forgotten that at one time military action against the USSR in Afghanistan was supported not only by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, but by the Islamic Republic of Iran as well; part of its elite developed a long-term strategic plan for preparing and exporting worldwide Islamic revolution. The first successful experiment in this area was Lebanon, where in 1982 the Hezbollah («Party of God») movement was created by the Iranians and declared jihad against Israel and the West.

Today Hezbollah, which is effectively operating in Bahrain and the Middle East as a whole, has thousands of supporters in various countries, including European Union countries and the U.S., where, according to FBI data, it has cells in more than ten cities. Besides Hezbollah, there are a number of Islamic revolutionary organizations operating in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions which are closely tied to mystical sects of Shia Islam. For example, the Roshaniya («Clairvoyants») Society, which arose in the Middle Ages and operated on the territory of modern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indian Kashmir (their later European analog is the Illuminati, the revolutionary branch of Freemasonry). One of the main dogmas of this society is the abolition of governments and the establishment of one world supersociety.

Another secret society connected with the Roshaniya, including on the ideological level, is the Shiite Order of the Assassins (from Arabic hashish), or Nizari Ismailis, which formed in Iran and terrorized the entire East. Its main weapon was specially trained suicide agents, controlled using drugs. Currently the imam of the Ismailis is Aga Khan IV, a major UN official representing the interests of Great Britain, a favorite of the British royal family, and one of the richest people on the planet. And at the same time, he is the head of a branch of Islam which in European languages has become synonymous with hired murderers, as well as one of the key figures of the global drug business, the Iran-Contra affair, the financing of the Mujahideen parties of Afghanistan, the pro-British Kashmir Independence Movement, etc.

Among the teachings of these organizations there is a belief that the power of the society becomes greater each time it takes up the spirit of one of its fallen brothers. Dead members of the society increase the power of the living. The more fanatical and irreproachable the fallen member of the brotherhood was, the more power transfers to the brotherhood as a whole. In our day the medieval Assassins have been «reincarnated» into suicide shahids, who appeared in the Islamic world in their modern form relatively recently. On a mass scale, they appeared during the Iran-Iraq war, when Iran used suicide soldiers who would throw themselves under Iraqi tanks with explosives; on an individual scale they appeared in October 1983, when Hezbollah publicly took responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed over three hundred American and French military personnel.

These kinds of quasi-Shiite organizations form a transnational network. It is quite capable of becoming an alternative to the transnational terrorist network of quasi-Sunnite societies such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda, once created by the Anglo-Saxons. While their goals are similar, the main difference between the two networks is that the basis of the methods of the former is a perverted willingness to sacrifice oneself for the sake of freedom from external dictates, while for the latter it is a cannibalistic willingness to sacrifice anyone for the sake of liberty to do whatever they want to everyone else.

Today, amid increasing activity from the Shiite factor in the Middle East, the resistance of Syria, the upcoming withdrawal of the Americans from Afghanistan and growing internal problems in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, the Americans and the monarchs of the Gulf States are truly concerned. They are afraid, for the most part, of two things:

a) the loss of control over Sunnite pan-Islamic radical organizations which reject national state ideologies in individual Muslim countries in the name of the global unity of the Ummah;

b) the advancement of Iran and Shiites as a whole to leading roles in the Islamic segment of globalization and the withdrawal of this segment from Washington's control, if the latter does not find a way to influence this process.

This is the reason for the recent events in Bahrain and Iraq, America's open support for al-Qaeda in Syria, the threat of a strike against Hezbollah in Lebanon and the dialog between Washington and Tehran which has so alarmed U.S. allies in the Middle East.