We all knew it wouldn’t take long for a leftist rag to publish an op-ed that would defend Iran and drag the reputation of the United States through the mud. The News and Observer found their useful idiot.
Joe Morgan is a retired southeastern U.S. director of Church World Services. This organization was recently exposed for taking federal funds and smuggling Muslim refugees into unsuspecting communities. This so-called religious organization then helps refugees by enrolling them into government housing and welfare programs.
The refugee resettlement program is a money making machine for Church World Services. The Center for Immigration Studies concluded the following:
Refugee resettlement has become quite remunerative for the voluntary agencies that now receive government payment for this line of business. Some 11 private refugee bureaus received about $37 million in government funding in FY 2011 alone.
The constant focus on amassing taxpayer money in large quantities seems to compete mightily as motivation for religious refugee agencies which, before taxpayers could be tapped, appeared truer to the biblical imperatives to love your neighbor as yourself and to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. When money becomes an idol, it skews focus and perspective. The temptation naturally becomes to put preservation of government funding sources ahead of maintaining pure motives and focusing on the charitable work.
Volags and their local partner organizations have a vested financial interest in raising the number of refugees admitted for resettlement in the United States. The more refugees taken by this country, the more cases assigned to each volag. The more refugee cases a volag is assigned, the more money the federal government hands over to the private agency. In some ways, the model resembles those charities that spend inordinately on fund raising and administration instead of on actually helping needy people.
So with that in mind let’s take a look at Mr. Morgan’s op-ed on U.S. perfidy and Iranian victimhood. Is there any doubt as to what that could be? You guessed it: operation AJAX and the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. Here is an excerpt:
Those who contend that Iran cannot be trusted and “will cheat,” may have forgotten why Iran might have more reason to mistrust the United States than we have to mistrust it.
In 1953 the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated a coup ousting Iran’s democratically elected president, Dr. Mossadegh, installing Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi. The Shah’s regime outlawed opposition parties and jailed and tortured political dissidents.
In 1979 the Iranian people, fed up with the repression, revolted; the Shah fled (later dying of cancer in the United States), the U.S. Embassy was overrun, and 66 Americans were taken hostage.
A year later, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Iran.
Mr. Morgan’s contention is nothing new and factually incorrect. These are old and worn out talking points by self-loathing Americas. I refuted these assertions in a blog post dating back to 2010. Here is an excerpt:
This international crisis led the Shah to dismiss Mossadegh. However, supporters of the prime minister took to the streets, and the Shah reinstated the Doctor. Mossadegh became increasingly belligerent. He eventually dismissed parliament, called for a national referendum in which he received 99.9% of the vote; a feat reminiscent of Saddam Hussein, and then established emergency powers circumventing the Constitutional Monarchy. The Shah again tried to dismiss Mossadegh, but the prime minister had the messenger arrested. The Shah fled Iran.
Great Britain convinced the United States that Mossadegh was seeking agency with the Soviet Union. Iran whose geographic location overlooks the Straits of Hormuz is a strategic gateway to the Persian Gulf. Eisenhower dispatched a handful of C.I.A. agents under the leadership of Kermit Roosevelt, and a budget of $1million dollars of which only $72,000 was used.
Eventually the blockade along with Mossadegh’s disastrous socialist economic policies, such as collectivist farms, alienated his supporters. Hundreds of thousands of citizens took to the streets, where the army joined them to overthrow Mossadegh.
Barack Obama’s Iranian deal is a disaster in the making. The West will rue the day they enabled this apocalyptic regime. When WWIII breaks out, we can expect leftist rags like the News and Observer to blame the United States and their fictional narrative of the overthrow of Mossadegh as the catalyst.