Friday, September 29, 2006

Coup d'Etat

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

It smells like a coup is brewing in Iran. Iran's neighbors have recently met with Washington. Plans have been discussed. Deals have been made. Both Ahmadinejad and Chavez have met with their contacts in America. Ahmadinejad may have outlasted his usefulness. The press is beginning to talk a little bit more about "Tehran" and a little bit less about Ahmadinejad. In the eyes of Israelis, it is the Syrians who are encroaching upon the ancient lands of the Israelite tribes. A coup in Iran could place Syria in a precarious position. Then there are the Kurds, who are allies of the Israelis, and who would be strengthened by a weakened Syria and Iran, and seize the opportunity to make their bid for independence and secession from Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran—this could spark the broad war the Israelis have been trying desperately to foment.

If it becomes overly obvious to the Iranians that Ahmadinejad is leading them over a cliff, a true leader might emerge and take charge of the nation. Jewish leaders do not like to wait. It leaves them doubting. It confuses them. Dissensions arise. Deadlines approach. Expenses increase. Public opinion changes. More and more people become involved in the planning, which inevitably increases the risks of detection and failure. Within Iran the populace is growing impatient with its crypto-Jewish theocratic leadership. There is a massive amount of oil at stake. Pressures are mounting, but are they mounting a coup? The Mossad and the CIA must reason that if their boys in charge of Iran today are to be ousted, it would be best to find suitable replacements and install them before control is lost.