Yesterday’s post was about handlers and what they can achieve. There is information on what two handlers can achieve by working together. Remember that Controllers get very upset when someone their handlers have spent decades helping to a position of power is ousted or doesn’t get control of the targeted nation.
The Ayatollah Khomeini was exiled from Iran from 1964 to 1979. While in exile, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi got handled to make ever more unpopular decisions against growing protests. One or more of his military officers may have also been handled. On 8 September 1978 Iranian forces opened fire on protesters in Jaleh Square in Tehran up to 100 people lost their lives. The following month, with the help of the US and France who’s leaders were persuaded by giant MFs, the Ayatollah was allowed to return.
The Ayatollah’s handler had him appoint his own government in opposition to the interim one. He declared about his new prime minister, Mehdi Bazargan, “since I have appointed him, he must be obeyed.” It was “God’s government,” he warned, disobedience against him or Bazargan was considered a “revolt against God,” and “revolt against God is Blasphemy”.
After the revolution and his consolidation of power, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein invaded Iran. Hussein’s handler and Khomeini’s handler could not appear to have been working together. This is because the Shah had the same handler as Hussein. That handler had to appear to be on the side of the US. The idea was Iraq would lose the war after enough Iranians who may have opposed Khomeini were removed from the equation. This would expand Iranian influence in the Middle East. That Controller goal was not met until the 2nd Gulf War.
Two Controllers handling two leaders at war against each other, what could go wrong? US funding for Iraq was ensuring Iraqi battlefield successes. To attempt a discontinuation of US funding an Iraqi pilot guided by a spirit of Allah (handler who was a pilot also) fired two Exocet missiles at the USS Stark, a US Navy frigate, and killed 37 sailors. The incident did not stop funding for Iraq but the war was ended within a year, August of 1988, by a UN brokered cease fire.
This is the death chart of Georges Ernest Boulanger (29 April 1837 – 30 September 1891), nicknamed Général Revanche (“General Revenge”). He was a French General and politician of the 19th century. He used inflammatory rhetoric and nationalism to vault to popularity during the Third Republic. He called for revenge against Germany for the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In January of 1989 it was feared he had enough popularity to become a dictator and is considered by some historians to be the first fascist or “proto-fascist.”
He was considered a Republican because he did not go to church. Later it was realized that he was a conservative Monarchist.
His downfall from politics occurred in January of 1889 when he won a race for a seat as a deputy for Paris. His supporters were elated and wanted to conduct a coup d’etat; immediately take over the national government. He was a threat to the Republic and was accused by his detractors of treason (later convicted in absentia). He fled to Brussels and then to London. He committed suicide in 1891 with a pistol over the grave of his mistress Marguerite de Bonnemains who had died two months earlier.
The chart on the right is the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989). He was a religious leader of Twelver Shi’a Islam. He became the Ayatollah (religious title) around 1962. He went into exile in 1963, living in Iraq, Turkey and France. In Turkey he stayed in Bursa in the home of Colonel Ali Cetiner, head of Turkish Military Intelligence. According to the BBC, recently released documents show the Ayatollah had contact with the CIA on different occasions. He returned to Iran during the Iranian Revolution with the help of the US and France. The leaders of the countries were led to believe he would help calm the situation. He promptly took over the revolutionary government and formed a Theocracy. He eliminated all competition from the original groups behind the overthrow of Shah Pahlavi. Iran was then involved in a 10 year war with Iraq (Iran-Iraq War),