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Anthropology Professor: Look at US Actions, Not Words

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 15, 2010

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by Derek Cling

Israel National Radio’s Tamar Yonah recently interviewed Anthropology Professor Francisco Gil-White, who specializes in anti-Semitism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, US geopolitical behavior, and the operation of the Western mass media. He discussed the motives and interplay between the International community, the United States, Iran and the Muslim regimes.

Gil-White who edits the website “Historical and Investigative Research,” where he writes documented articles on geopolitical behavior, with a special emphasis on its repercussions for the State of Israel, explains that the official pronouncements of the United States concerning Iran seem to be one of opposition to that country’s policies, “though, of course, other than words, it’s unclear what exactly the U.S. has been doing in order to harm Iran.”

At the same time, he says, official American representation also leads the public to believe that “the U.S. government is watching over Israel like a guardian angel, making sure that it has its best interests at heart when making geopolitical decisions.

“And then you’ve got an incredibly aggressive push in the last year from the Obama administration demanding that Israel reach a final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority, PLO [and] Fatah, to create a Palestinian state in strategic Israeli territory.”

The common interpretation that makes all these pronouncements consistent with one another, says Gil-White, is one where “Iran is a big danger, but the PLO has nothing to do with Iran and really means to make peace with Israel – and that’s why the U.S., which opposes Iran and has Israel’s best interests at heart, is pushing for a two-state solution between Israel and PLO Fatah.”

Based on his research, however, Gil-White claims that, in fact, the PLO Fatah has a close relationship with Iran. “The U.S. government is obviously aware that this relationship exists, and therefore, when it pushes for a Palestinian state run by PLO Fatah, it is really installing an arm of Iran inside the Jewish state,” says Gil-White.

“There’s no question that the U.S. government, the most powerful actor in the geopolitical arena, is the one leading this process – it knows what it’s doing,” he says. According to Gil-White, the U.S.-led diplomatic “so-called Peace Process” was forced upon Israel, and started with the Madrid conference [in 1991] that Israel reluctantly agreed to while under threat from the United States to lose a lot of its economic support and then led to the Oslo Peace Process. This is “the only reason the PLO is inside Israel borders right now,” he concludes.

Moreover, this process of the so-called diplomatic peace effort is manifest today “in the recent very aggressive diplomacy that the Obama administration has directed against Israel – apparently building Jewish homes in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish State, is offensive to the American President.”

Based on his research on HIR, Gil-White also points to the fact that the U.S. does not, in fact, oppose Iran, but rather, supports it. The fact that the “peace” process weakens Israel, and rewards Arab terrorism and Islamic power is not such a contradiction “if you study the last 30 years of geopolitical relationships between the U.S. and Iran,” he says, “Year after year, ever since Ayatollah Khomeini. took power in 1979 — the outbreak of the Islamic revolution — foreign policy has always been designed to strengthen Iran. Of course, the American government’s public declarations are always of enmity towards Iran, but saying something is very cheap – it doesn’t cost anything.”

For many years, the Shah of Iran, Iran’s previous leader who was trying to westernize Iran, was a close ally to of the US government, Gil-White explains, and “the CIA built the Shah’s security service, Chavak, which was infamous for its violence, and its trampling over every single Iranian liberty. It was only in the last couple of years or so of the Shah’s rule that the US seemed to abandon him.” Then-US President Jimmy Carter started to take actions against the Shah, who was supposedly the America’s “westernized” ally because “the US wanted a regime change in Iran, and wanted the mullahs and the Shah out. One hypothesis is that the US had decided to follow a policy of sponsoring Islamic fundamentalism,” he says.

“One of the reasons why doing that was a smart idea in geopolitical terms is that the entire belly of the Soviet Union was populated – the Asian belly of the Soviet Union – with Muslims. Radicalizing those Muslims was a way of destabilizing the Soviet Union and this is something that worked very well in Afghanistan for example,” says Gil-White, “This is where Osama Bin Laden got his start – working for the CIA, training Afghan mujahideen inside the Pakistani border with Afghanistan and they set up a bunch of madrasas where people would be indoctrinated to the most fanatical Islamist ideology, and then they would be sent back into Afghanistan as terrorists to destabilize the Afghan regime – and this is what eventually produced the Soviet invasion in a debilitating war that helped destabilize the Soviet Union. This has actually been confessed to a French magazine by Zbigniew Brzezinski. who was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser at the time.”

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