From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

Khamenei, the conspirators' imam

Abdelrehim Aly

This article was published on March 29, 2015 on al-Bawaba News site.


After the success of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Ali Khamenei, the current supreme leader of the Iranian revolution, was elected as a member of the first session of the Islamic Consultative Council, the first parliament during the era of the revolution. 

The council has remained part of the political system in Iran since then.

Khamenei founded the Islamic Republican Party jointly with Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili.

From the position of undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, which he assumed in 1979, to the chairman of the Expediency Council and the general guide of the Iranian Revolution in 1989, Khamenei became notorious for fraud and conspiracy.

He reached this last position after a constitutional amendment that allowed the mujtahid to assume leadership, years after it was the preserve of the jurist only. 

The supreme leader of the revolution in Iran is the reference and the basis for formulating foreign policy. He has great spiritual and authoritarian power in the state. 

Khamenei's anti-Arab policy is largely linked to the illusions and dreams of the Persian Empire. Therefore, Iran was strongly present in many files in the region, especially in Lebanon through Hezbollah, which always wages war on behalf of Tehran, whether with Israel or inside Lebanon. 

It was also present in Iraq through the Islamic Dawa Party which is headed by Nouri al-Maliki. It played the largest role in tearing up the political, sectarian and ethnic components of Iraq. 

It was also present in Palestine through the resistance movement Hamas, where Tehran exploited the movement in successive operations to split Palestinian ranks. It eventually succeeded in dividing the country into two that are headed by two governments, a legitimate government led by elected President Mahmoud Abbas, and a separatist government led by Hamas.

Persian ambitions go beyond the borders of the so-called Shiite crescent, and expand to the domination of the northern summer and southern winter Silk Roads, which pass through the Middle East and the coasts of Africa.

It is known that the northern Silk Road passes from Mosul in Iraq to Aleppo in Syria. This is why the war is taking place at its most intense in these areas, one that is directly supervised by Qassem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force.

Iran believes that this war will determine the future of its strategy in the region. If the emergence of ISIS has helped intensify Iranian presence in both Mosul and Aleppo, many accusations have been and still are directed at Iran of creating this dubious organization.

The announcement by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen and the UAE that they had uncovered spy cells working for Iran is another evidence of its intention to expand its influence, especially since Iran's leaders do not hesitate to announce that Sana'a is the fourth Arab capital that falls under their country's hegemony after Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad, even though it is in fact the fifth Arab capital, according to the Arab Ahwaz.

After occupying the entire eastern coast of the Arabian Gulf, where the Emirati islands and some Omani islands are located, especially those located in the Bab al-Salam (Hormuz) Strait, Iran took control of the most important sea lanes of the Silk Road. It occupied the Yemeni port of Assab which overlooks the Red Sea, and leased the Eritrean islands of Fatima and Nahlaqa to expand its influence in the Strait of Bab al-Mandeb.

Although the Silk Road began with the silk trade 3,000 years ago, the Persian state is looking for hegemony over its most important corridors to control trade, especially the drug trade for which it was famous, and to spread the Safavid doctrine which is based on sedition. 

if countries have the right to search for their interests, this does not negate the fact that all the ancient empires in history have disappeared forever, including the British Empire, on which the sun never set.

Nevertheless, the Persian regime remains the only one that looks forward to a return to the empire of the Akasar and the Sassanids, and the reference to these aspirations are mere illusions of power. 

The state which is incapable of feeding its people is far less than to extend its feet more than it can cover, and this does not apply to Iran, whose economy has become more than 40% dependent on smuggling.

The conflict in the region is between America and Iran, which often takes the form of an alliance, as is the case in Iraq. The first and last target of this conflict is the Arabs, some of whom believe that Iran is fighting a battle against the Americans, while others believe that America is fighting their battle against Iran, which represents the pinnacle of political stupidity. 

The two most dangerous powers in the region are now Israel and Iran. They are fighting a battle of their common interests over the corpse of the Arabs who are absolutely absent from the image of what is being depicted for their homelands between Tel Aviv and Tehran. 

This is not a conflict that negates the other, but rather a struggle over possession and sharing of the region. Iran is supposed to take the east and the Hebrew state takes the west. Co-operation takes place between them on that. 

However, the Americans care about nothing but oil. It is even more important to them than the financially bankrupt west.

This is why the conflict seems to be fierce on the other hand over this east between Tel Aviv and Tehran. The winner is the one who will be supported by the US.

In the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, Washington needed Iran's help in the early stages of the war. Therefore, it sought dialogue with it in all ways, especially at the security level. The UK played the role of mediator in this dialogue. 

Hence, despite Iran's condemnation of the US invasion of Afghanistan, Khamenei said: "We denounce terrorism in all forms and oppose the American campaign on Afghanistan. We refuse to enter into any coalition led by America". He criticized those who call for talks with it, saying, "If they are not in bad faith, they are unaware." 

Iran provided field support to the US, as it agreed in October 2001 to contribute to saving any American forces facing problems in the region. It also allowed the US to use one of its ports to ship wheat to the war zones in Afghanistan. Iran also participated in the military support of the Northern Alliance forces, until they took control of Kabul.

Khamenei held several talks before and during the invasion of Iraq, at least three of which were held during 2003 (in the months of January, March, and May) to discuss the situation in Iraq. 

Although the US representative was the one who opened these talks to maintain their character as indirect ones, the United Nations representative withdrew quickly from those talks to leave the American and Iranian delegations for direct bilateral talk.

While Franco screamed in the Spanish Civil War, "I won the war with support from the fifth column", the Americans kept the secret until now. They did not occupy Baghdad with this record speed, except also through support by the Iranian fifth column which received the American occupation forces in Baghdad as a symbolic expression of this alliance between the Iranians and the Americans. 

In its war and occupation of Iraq in 2003, the US bet, not on some minor agents, but on the Iranian role and Iran's agents. Contacts between them and Washington intensified before the war in preparation for launching this war and occupying Baghdad.

In the first moment of launching the first American missile on Baghdad, the Iranian-Iraq forces had started entering Iraq on all sides, with Iranian leaders and advisors, and in full coordination with Tehran which put its intelligence service at the disposal of the Americans through their agents. The American forces did not move to Baghdad until after the Iranians, through their agents, Mohamed Baqir al-Hakim, Abd al-Aziz al-Hakim, Nouri al-Maliki, al-Anazi, Izz al-Din Salim, Majid al-Khoei, and with the blessing of al-Sistani, Muqtada al-Sadr, and others, had taken control of Baghdad.

After the end of the battle, the price began to be paid. The Americans did not give power to their agents who had prepared them for years, such as Ahmed Chalabi, al-Wefaq Group, the Islamic Party and the Communist Party. 

Al-Hakim became the first absolute ruler in Iraq, albeit in the Green Zone prison in central Baghdad.

Since the occupation, the al-Hakim family has played the largest role in coordinating between Washington and Tehran. 

According to the language of interests, the destruction of Baghdad was an American strategic gift to the Iranians. They formed Iraq as a historical node for the Iranians to push towards the Arab West. It is the only expansionary area for the Iranians to play a regional role in the region, especially since Sectarianism is the only card in their hand to play with.

Khamenei played the biggest role in what happened in Iraq. This was revealed by the recently revealed secret correspondence that took place between US President Barack Obama and Khamenei, which the extent of political flirtation and close friendship between the two men. The first to reveal these correspondences was the Wall Street Journal, according to an Iranian diplomatic source, who declined to be named. 

He indicated that Ayatollah Khamenei sent a letter to Obama, expressing his respects, as this letter represented a somewhat belated response to the US President's letter sent to him in October 2014, regarding co-operation in combating terrorism, if an agreement was reached on Tehran's nuclear programme, which was evident in Obama's recent visit to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah, where he urged the Saudis to reach an understanding with Iran.

Iran's relationship with Al-Qaeda is ambiguous. It contains many paradoxes. Although this takfiri organization represents the most ideological enemy of the Shiites, Iran is supposed to represent the largest country in the world, but the relationship of this extremist Sunni organization with the formations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Iranian intelligence cells seems very positive.

The relationship between Iran and al-Qaeda under the auspices of Khamenei is old. In 1998, Iran provided support to al-Qaeda to help it carry out the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam bombings, according to the merits of the ruling issued by a court in Washington in 2011. 

The question that poses itself strongly, after this presentation, is if Khamenei, despite the passage of more than three decades since the victory of the Iranian Revolution, does not dare to take to the streets and communicate with his people, then how is he entitled to designate himself the 'guardian of Muslims'?

Khamenei's illusions in leadership and his conspiracies to control the region will inevitably disappear. He will wake up to a terrifying nightmare. What is happening in Yemen now is the first episode of this nightmare.