Thursday, February 21, 2013

Does Iran Have The Bomb? Jews and USA's Relationship With Iran and Why Iran Is Out to Blow Them Up

Nadene Goldfoot
Iran is displaying uncalled for hatred for Jews and Israel.  Where does this come from?  Let's look at the history of the two entities. Geneticists are finding that body cells contain memory.  I wonder if the people involved are carrying an inherited memory  of their enmity for each other. Of course, oral history and written history continues their attitudes starting with parents.   

538 BCE:  CYRUS of the Babylonian Empire conquered Israel putting Jews in exile in Mesopotamia and Israel, now under Persian (Iran) rule for 200 years.  Jews were later allowed to return to Israel but it was under Persian rule as a Persian province with some local autonomy.
   The Book of Esther shows Jews living in their 127 provinces of the Persian Empire as being numerous and influential in the capital of Susa (Shushan).  Queen Esther, keeping her Judaism a secret, was married to King Ahashueros.  Haman, on the king's council as advisor,  called for death of all Jews.  Esther reveals her Jewishness and her husband turns against Haman, having him hung along with all his sons.  Esther's uncle, Mordechai,  was a descendant of King Saul, Israel's first king and from the tribe of Benjamin.  Haman, on the other hand, was a descendant of the Amalek, a tribe that was not friendly to the Israelites and tried to kill them all.
247 BCE-227 CE  Persia later controlled by PATHIAN EMPIRE. (Iranian people)
225 CE Persia under Sassanid dynasty, extending authority over ancient centers of Jewish settlement in Mesopotamia.  Sasanids were heirs of ancient Achaemanean Empire, controlled both sides of the Caspian Sea, eastern part of Fertile Crescent, land between Tigris and Indus rivers.  Zoroastrianism became their religion and language was Pahlavi, or middle Persian.  They were autocratic, and used religion as a tool of the state.  They were people very proud of their heritage.  Constantly at war with the Byzantine Empire of the West with Constantinople being the capital, who spoke Greek.  The Babylonian Talmud (Jewish) was written during this period.  Queen Shushan Dukht was Jewish.

438-457   Zoroastrian religion caused suppression of Jewish observances under Yezdegerd II

468  Sweeping persecution  under Firuz

459-486   Persecutions when alleged murder of 2 magi by Jews in capital Isfahan (city of Jewish foundation supposedly) When Kavaadh I (485-531) adopted and imposed communistic practices of Zendicism.

513-520  Persian Jews joined in revolt led by Mar Zutra II , the exilarch

531-571 Khosrow Anushirayan was the Shahanshah, believed in absolute power, ambitious, reformer and law giver, concluded an eternal peace with  Justinian of Byzantines which lasted less than 10 years.  Persians carried on trade with India and China.
635 Arabs led by Caliph Umar defeated Iranians.

641-642  Islam in Arab conquest, brought in more tolerant spirit with reservations.   Jews flourished under the Eastern Caliphate of Baghdad.  Controlled by the exilarchs and paid allegiance to the Gaonim.

700 :  Many sectarian movements like that of Abu Issa al-Isfahani.  Karaism developed from teacher Benjamin Nahavendi.

1100 CE Benjamin of Tudela found many Jewish communities, but some disturbed by messianic movement of David Alroy,  (1160) was a Jewish pseudo-Messiah born in Amadiya, Iraq. Though from Iraq, this affected Jews all over.   "The Jews of Persia had considerable difficulty in appeasing the wrath of the Sultan, and were obliged to pay a large indemnity."

1200-1400 CE Mongol Rule.

1499 Safavid dynasty returned giving Persian independence.  Shiite Islam became very dominant and was highly intolerant in theory and practice.  Jews treated worse than in other parts of the Moslem world.  All manner of restrictions were enforced.

1600   Widespread persecutions of Jews, forced conversions, especially in Isfahan.

1736-1747  Conditions towards Jews improved under broadminded Nadir Shah who tried to create a new religious synthesis.  He set up a Jewish community at his new capital, Meshed where they had been excluded.  When he died, Shiite intolerance became supreme again.

1839 Meshed community forcibly converted to Islam but kept secret fidelity to Judaism as Jedid al-Islam.  Persian Jewry among the most depressed of the world's Jewish communities.  Shahs gave promises of ameliorations which were overlooked.

1898 Schools of the Alliance Israelite Universelle introduced a more modern spirit.   and the Jedid al-Islamd were afraid to return openly to Judaism.  Social and economic status of Jews didn't change but political rights were introduced under the Shah.

1948  Jews began to emigrate to Israel, West.

1960-1970's Many Jews moved  from provinces to Teheran.
1963: Shah of Iran's White Revolution of modernizing Iran.

1963-1964 Khomeini exiled to Turkey for speaking out against the Shah's relationship with USA and Great Britain.
1977-1979 Iran's upheaval forcing shah out of the country, established Ayatolah Ruhollah Khomayni.  Reign of terror followed the Islamic Revolution, trials, executions of hundreds of political and military leaders.

1978  Khomeini Revolution, Jews felt uncomfortable under strict Islamic regime and emigrated for Israel and West.  Population went from 80,000 to 20,000 in 1989.  Khomeini brought in Islamic Republic.  

1979 June 16:  Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919-July 27, 1980) , who was supported and installed by the USA and Great Britain on September 16, 1941 at the start of WWII,   went into exile.  .  Two weeks later, Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians.

1980, September 20-- 1988, August 20:  Iraq-Iran War (1st Persian Gulf War) :  Iraq crossed Iranian border

1981 June 7 Israel blew up the Tammuz-I nuclear reactor in Iraq.  Saddam Husayn greatly humiliated, lost prestige.  Soviet Union had 2,200 advisers in Iraq, helped both countries.  French lent Iraq 5 jets with missiles, England traded more with Iran, USA gave $460 million for grain in 1982 to Iraq. “There is regular cooperation, since the 1980s, between North Korea and Iran. North Korea also helped set up a plutonium nuclear facility in Syria, which was bombed by Israel in 2007, according to foreign sources,” he said."

1982  Israel sold spare parts for American planes to Iran.  

1984:  500,000 military and civilian casualties for both Iran and Iraq; 3 million displaced persons, debt of over $50 billion, destruction of cities, towns, industry.

1984 July:  Iraq asking for peace but still sinking oil tankers loaded with Iranian oil and Iran prepared 500,000 soldiers for a new offensive against Basra.

2003-2013   Ayatallah Khomeini ruling religious person, Ahmadinejad President, calling for destruction of Jews.  Ayatollah "sign of G-d" is a mujtahid,  whose job is to interpret and be sources of imitation, to imitate. He gets blind obedience from imitators.  Iran is working on nuclear energy with North Korea which is felt that their goal is to build a bomb to use on Israel and the USA.

2007 September 6:  Israel blew up another nuclear facility in Syria in Operation Orchard.  "In April 2011, the IAEA officially confirmed that the site was a nuclear reactor." Nobody knew about it except Israel.  It took almost 4 years for this confirmation.

2013-February 5, 3rd Nuclear test by North Korea with Iranian observer,  Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, father of Iran's nuclear Fordow program. Other Iranian observers were there with him.   Iran has developed a warhead small enoough to fit ballistic missiles.  They have used North Korean prototypes.  North Korea's 3rd test was more powerful than their 2006 and 2009 tests.   "The Iranians didn’t carry out a nuclear test in Iran, but they may have done so in North Korea,” Levkowitz said. “There is no official information on this... but Iran may have bypassed inspections via North Korea. If true, this is a very worrying development.” "Dr. Alon Levkowitz, coordinator of Bar-Ilan University’s Asian Studies Program and a member of the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, told The Jerusalem Post this information.

I wouldn't be surprised if we found out that Khomeini was a descendant of the Amaleks.  Such vicious hatred boiling over must be a  reaction from his being exiled out of Iran over the USA connection. The Jews only connection in this is the friendship of USA in backing Israel plus Persia's former attitudes towards Jews.  Israel has had to destroy 2 nuclear sites already that would destroy them and the western world.  The fear now is that Iran already has the capability to bomb both Israel and the USA since this 3rd North Korean tests was a positive one.  The window of opportunity may have already shut for Israel to act.  

Maybe I'll try to rent the movie, Altered States from 1988 with William Hurt to see how they handled genetic memory.  If there's a predisposed built in attitude we all carry, it should be altered with reason, you would think.  However, here we are, Israel battling the same old adversaries.  Amazing, isn't it?  

Resource:  The New Standard Jewish Enclopedia on Persia
Textbook:  Middle East Past & Present by Yahya Armajani and Thomas M. Ricks  INFORMATIVE  REPORT

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