Mark Dankof on Syria, Iran, and Edward Snowden for Tehran’s Light House Viewer News
Mark Dankof sits down with Mohsen Abdollahi, Director of the Americas Desk of the Tehran-based Light House Viewer News to answer questions on Iran, Syria, and Edward Snowden, in a September interview destined for translation from American English to Persian, Arabic, and Spanish for a wider global audience.
Question: With a new government in Iran, is there going to be any compromise on the Iranian nuclear issue? If any compromise is reached, how are the sanctions going to be eased or eliminated entirely?
Mark Dankof: There will ultimately be no compromise. The reason is that the question of Iranian possession of nuclear power is not the issue for the Zionist-oriented West and Israel. The issue is “regime change“ in Iran, and bringing to power in Tehran a regime that will be absolutely compliant with anything that the United States and Benjamin Netanyahu desire. Israel does not want any strong regional power in the Middle East other than itself; Israel wants to continue its illegal and genocidal policies in Palestine, Gaza, the West Bank, and throughout the region unimpeded, including an eventual expansion of Eretz Yisrael (“Greater Israel“) into the absolute control of every bit of territory from the Nile River to the Tigris/Euphrates River and north of the Litani River, as modern Zionism has advocated since the late 19th century. The International Central Bankers and the Multi-National Energy Consortiums also want Iran carved up for their own purposes, in effect to bring that country into full membership in what some of us call the global New World Order (NWO).
As for sanctions, the sanctions on Iranian banks, oil companies, and other entities are part of a war on Iran that has already been declared by the Zionist State and its allies and puppets in Western government and media. They are a part of a continuum of aggressive actions that has included using the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK/MKO) to assassinate Iranian scientists on Iranian soil, that has employed Global Corporate Media to falsify the character of the Iranian nuclear program and the motives of its government and people, and that has violated Iranian airspace and borders with every conceivable brand of clandestine black operation imaginable. Finally, the present war with Syria being conducted by the United States, Israel, and the Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in conjunction with Turkey, is the latest phase in this illegitimate aggression. This is where Zionism, Banks, Energy Consortiums, and Sunni Wahabic animosity toward Shia Islam coincide in mutual interest in a most evil coalition.
Question: What are your ideas about placing sanctions on Iran while the Iranian nuclear program is peaceful and non-weaponized? Are there any other reasons for applying such sanctions?
Mark Dankof: As I said before, the sanctions are part of a continuum of actions designed to bring about the destruction of the present government in Iran and its replacement with an entity that would do the bidding of the United States, Netanyahu, the International Banks, and the Energy Companies. The fact is that the last National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) prepared by the 16 intelligence agencies of the United States contradicted Israeli propaganda completely about the character of the Iranian nuclear program, even as Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and has the provable right as a signatory to this treaty to have a peaceful nuclear program complete with the right to enrich uranium. Iranian has been subjected to repeated inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), even as the known Zionist possession of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, and Israel’s non-signatory status to the NPT and non-submission to IAEA inspections, is a matter of record.
Question: Many human rights advocates worldwide observe that the main target of sanctions are ordinary people; how does the American government justify using sanctions against such people, even as it claims otherwise?
Mark Dankof: I’ll give you the short version, the version that I discussed on camera with Marzieh Hashemi of Press TV last evening in a 5 minute segment. The United States government will legitimize anything that involves the interests of the Zionist regime, up to and including criminality. If Israel wants it, they get it. That is the ongoing position of the American government for decades. The last American President with any degree of independence from the Israeli Lobby was John F. Kennedy. In 1963, we now know that Kennedy was trying to get Prime Minister David Ben Gurion of Israel to agree to American and international inspection of the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev desert that Ben Gurion falsely told Kennedy was merely a water desalinization project. Kennedy was also known to have contemplated eventual dissolution of the Federal Reserve Banking system and the return of American monetary policy to the Congress of the United States, where the Constitution of the United States and the Founding Fathers of America put it. Your readers may duly note that Mr. Kennedy did not live to pursue the realization of these objectives. Michael Collins Piper’s book, Final Judgment, translated into a number of languages and sold globally, may well tell them why.
The Government of the United States does not care about average people anywhere, including Iran, Palestine, and within its own American borders. The bottom line is that the American government and corporate news media are totally sold out to Zionist interests, as has been demonstrated time and time again by reputable scholars and political commentators. This control is so monolithic that even when Israel is committing crimes against the United States, like the Lavon Affair, Israel’s attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 [a deliberate attack according to Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Admiral Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Ronald Reagan; and Richard Helms, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and former American Ambassador to Iran], the PROMIS espionage scandal, and the Jonathan Pollard/AIPAC spy cases of more recent years, no serious repercussions for Israel ever occur. In the case of the AIPAC spy case, Congresswoman Jane Harman of California, whose late husband owned Newsweek magazine, was overheard in a wiretapped conversation with an Israeli agent, promising to use her influence to get charges dropped in the AIPAC spy case in exchange for her own appointment to the position of the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Congressional Quarterly (GQ) had a major story on this at the time, but nothing ever happened to Harman, who should have been formally tried for treason, booted out of Congress, and imprisoned. Why? I believe you see the seriousness of my point, and what it means for you and me as “average people.”
Oh, yes, I forgot the infamous date of September 11, 2001. I told your Kourosh Ziabari of the Fars News Agency sometime ago why I agree with Dr. Alan Zabrosky of the U. S. National War College that Israel was behind the 9-11 attacks in New York. If your readers are interested, check out “A Conversation with Mark Dankof on Israel and 9-11.” This is just how deeply the cancer has metastasized.
And as for average people in Iran, the Jewish racial supremacist doctrine taught in the Talmud indicates that they are sub-human and do not possess the rights of “The Chosen People.” This racist doctrine undergirds all of Zionist ideology, and discriminates equally against all of us, some more obviously than others. Right now, the Palestinians, the folks in southern Lebanon, Syria, and Iran, are the most obvious victims with a dangerous and precarious position in the rifle crosshairs of the Israeli war machine–and the American war machine in the service of the Zionist cause.
Question: What is your opinion on the future outcome of the conflict in Syria? Is Congress going to let Obama strike Syria?
Mark Dankof: I believe Obama will get his vote for war in the American Senate, by a wide margin, and in the House of Representatives by a lesser margin. What is interesting is that some rabid pro-Zionist types like ex-U.S. Ambassador John Bolton; Danielle Pletkin of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); and media voices like Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity, have either expressed outright opposition to the war with Syria, or serious reservations about pursuing it. This tells me that even they see the risks and dangers, which include serious blowback against the United States in the Middle East, countermoves by Vladimir Putin and China against this illegal aggression against Syria, and most importantly, blowback against the Zionist shills in the American media and government by the people of the United States if they ever connect-the-dots on who is behind these irresponsible and reckless policies. This latter factor is our only mutual hope, a terrible tragedy against the average people of the United States in all of this that causes them to rise up and put this Fifth Column out of business forever in their own country, and to reclaim their culture, economy, political independence, and extrication from senseless foreign wars that are not in their individual and national interest. If it happens, it will not be pretty. A terrible price will be extracted from the American people if they conduct their own fight against these tyrants, but freedom is never free. What the goal is, as I said on Press TV yesterday, is the death of the American Empire, and the rebirth of the Old American Republic governed by the Constitution and the rule of law. In other words, let’s eradicate the malignant influence of the Barney Franks, the Joseph Liebermans, the John McCains, and the Lindsey Grahams, and bring back the foundations of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Lindbergh. Only time and history will tell in regard to whether or not this will happen. If it doesn’t happen, Americans with any decency and intelligence at all will have to become expatriates somewhere else. This is how it is shaping up.
Question: Why did Obama decide to get the approval of Congress for attacking Syria? Why did he change his mind?
Mark Dankof: Obama understands that the power of the Israeli Lobby in the United States has been unshakeable in getting its agenda undertaken by every American President since World War II, with the notable partial exceptions of Eisenhower and John Kennedy. He has also acknowledged in his own words to the Israeli media on his last trip there that his own election to the United States Senate in Illinois, and the American Presidency itself, could not have happened without the support and funding of Jews in the United States and their respective lobbying groups. The vast percentage of the money that flows into the Democratic Party coffers in the United States is Jewish money. This is an absolute and provable fact. So, on the one hand, he wants to do something in Syria to placate and appease his Jewish supporters and power brokers.
At the same time, he is enough of a political survivor to understand that the risks of attacking Syria, and the law of unintended consequences, are such that having a Congressional imprimatur on this lunacy will protect him from absorbing the blowback in isolation if things go wrong. One also wonders if the man knows in his heart that this entire pathway is wrong, and has a secret wish to have a Congressional vote say “no,” to give him the political cover necessary to tell Netanyahu and his agents in the American government that the President cannot proceed without the political cover denied to him by a Congressional turndown. This is a most fascinating crossroad we see the President approaching, and the Congress, before a fateful decision is made publicly.
Question: How can we understand the Obama decisions on Syria in the context of the ongoing debate in Washington on the wisdom of his policies? How does the debate on Syria compare to Congressional and Party debates on immigration policy, budget priorities and other items of concern to the American people?
Mark Dankof: I would say that the present debate on Syria reveals the moral and political bankruptcy of both major political parties in the United States, and the inability of these corrupt parties to frame workable policies on a bipartisan basis on Syria, Middle Eastern policy generally, immigration policy, budget priorities, or healthcare. The present system is possibly broken beyond repair, due to how elections are funded in the United States, the corrupt character of what Ray McGovern calls Establishment Corporate Media (ECM) in America, and the deficient character of an American public that struggles with a toxic synthesis of hopelessness and cynicism; an unwillingness or inability to read and consult responsible sources of information; and moral decadence and insatiable obsession with the targeted sexual decadence and perversion that represents the moral sewer system the culture of the United States in the last half century has come to embody. For all of that, we may thank our Zionist Masters.
Question: With regard to the Obama trip to Russia in coming days, how much has the Edward Snowden/National Security Agency surveillance case impacted the American/Russian relationship?
Mark Dankof: The Snowden case is just the icing on the cake in terms of a poisoning of the American-Russian relationship. Pat Buchanan has an excellent essay on this from August 8th, 2013, entitled “Do We Want a Cold War II?” . I will quote Buchanan directly for your readers:
“From 1989 to 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev agreed to let Eastern Europe go free and withdraw his troops and tank armies back to the Urals. The Soviet Union was allowed to dissolve into 15 nations. In three years, the USSR gave up an empire, a third of its territory, and half its people.
“And it extended to us a hand of friendship.
“How did we respond? We pushed NATO right up to Russia’s borders, bringing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, even former Soviet republics Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
“European objections alone prevented us from handing out NATO war guarantees to Ukraine and Georgia. Was this a friendly act?
“Would we have regarded post-Cold War Russian alliances with Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Mexico as friendly acts?
“To cut Moscow out of the Caspian Sea oil, we helped build a pipeline through two former Soviet republics, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and, thence, under the Black Sea to our NATO ally Turkey.
“In the Boris Yeltsin decade, the 1990s, U.S. hustlers colluded with local oligarchs in looting Russia of her natural resources.
“In the past decade, the National Endowment for Democracy and its Republican and Democratic subsidiaries helped dump over governments in Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia, and replace them with regimes friendlier to us and more distant from Moscow.”
Question: Can we expect any change in Latin American, European and Russian perceptions and policies toward the United States because of the Snowden case, especially with the revelations that the American government was involved in the wholesale electronic surveillance of the governments of these sovereign countries? What is the future of the bilateral relationship of these countries around the world with the United States?
Mark Dankof: I am not sanguine about the bilateral relationship between the United States and any of the countries and governments your question alludes to. There can be no question that our support for Zionist policies globally has had more to do with the decline in American popularity in recent years than any other single factor, and not simply in the Middle East and Central Asia. As far as the Snowden NSA revelations are concerned, the real story has yet to be reported by the international or American media virtually anywhere: that the NSA spying program, along with other American surveillance operations domestically and abroad, has a disproportionate number of companies and contractors connected to Israel officially involved in these lucrative enterprises and sinister efforts. This includes the burgeoning American Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is a hotbed of money and activity within American borders for Israeli agents, arms brokers, and Israeli surveillance and security companies. Your readers need to see English, Persian, Arabic, and Spanish translations of Dr. Philip Giraldi’s “Homeland Security Made in Israel.”
The bottom line is this: this Fifth Column operating within the American homeland is not simply targeting Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, and Iranians. They are provably targeting lawful dissenters from the Israelification of the American homeland. We are all in mutual future danger. You need to understand that the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith (ADL) in the United States is targeting lawful and legal American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights in criticizing Israel and Zionism. I have been one of their targets in recent years, courtesy of Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman, the Director of the Library and Research Division of the ADL in New York City, as well as their Assistant Director of their Civil Rights Division. The good Rabbi was doing all of this on an anonymous basis–until he got caught. I’d like to close by sharing two articles with your readers. One is “Mark Dankof’s Open Invitation to Rabbi Aryeh Tuchman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith in New York: Come Out of the Closet and Join Us.” The other is “Mark Dankof Responds to Rabbi Tuchman of the ADL Regarding His Hit on Mark Glenn and Press TV.”
If things go way wrong, Edward Snowden and I may join many other patriotic Americans concerned about the rule of law in the same type of assault the ADL conducted against American dissidents protesting the policies of Franklin Roosevelt in 1944.
But this has been my calling, and will continue to be. I suspect Mr. Snowden would say the same thing.
[Mark Dankof is a former 3rd Party Candidate for the United States Senate in the year 2000; he is an occasional contributor to the American Free Press of Washington, D. C. and Breaking All the Rules News (BATR). His radio show, “Mark Dankof’s America,” is heard on The Ugly Truth radio network. He is a frequent guest on Iran’s Press TV and has been interviewed by Kourosh Ziabari of Fars News Agency regarding Israel’s role in the September 11th, 2001 attacks in New York. Mr. Dankof resides in San Antonio, Texas, and is a Lutheran clergyman.]