Another ‘Conspiracy’ Confirmed: Khomeini Had A “Secret Channel” With The US

by | Jun 7, 2016 | Articles | 7 comments

khomeinicarterby James Corbett
June 7, 2016

It’s been an open secret that the US organized and enabled two of the three major events in modern Iranian history: the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 and the Shah’s subsequent reign of terror (and eventual exile). But newly-released documents confirm that the US had a larger role than previously admitted in the third: the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The documents, reported on last week by the BBC’s Persian Service, confirm that Ayatollah Khomeini was in direct communication with US President Jimmy Carter in the crucial weeks following the Shah’s departure from Iran on January 16, 1979. And, despite vigorous denial by the Iranian government, the records show that Khomeini struck a conciliatory tone with the US government as he attempted to broker his return to the country.

“You will see we are not in any particular animosity with the Americans,” Khomeini wrote in a message to US President Jimmy Carter at the time, part of a series of recently declassified diplomatic cables, policy memos, meeting records and other documents obtained by the BBC. The White House responded that they would not be adverse to the possibility of a change in the Iranian constitution, a tacit acceptance of the overthrow of the shah and institution of a republic. Khomeini, in return, assured Carter that: “The oil flow will continue after the establishment of the Islamic Republic.”

first-post-h3The records indicate that Khomeini’s contact with the US Government stretch back to 1963, when the then-exiled religious leader made contact with President Kennedy to inform him that “he was not opposed to American interests in Iran” and “expressed his belief in close cooperation between Islam and other world religions.”

1963treatedThe US has until now never formally admitted to being in contact with Khomeini prior to the revolution. The messages are in direct contradiction to the Iranian government’s official story that Khomeini had to fight a hostile American government at every step in order to return to the country in February of 1979 and effect the Islamic revolution. But they back up what has long been asserted by whistleblowers and sources from that time who were dismissed as cranks and provocateurs.

Tehran, for its part, has denounced the documents, calling them a “fabrication” and part of a “childish game” of manipulation to ease the stigma of American-Iranian relations in the Iranian public’s mind.

The Iranian government has some support for this position from an unlikely source: Gary Sick, a member of Carter’s National Security Council at the time of the revolution, who describes himself as “the point man in the White House dealing with Iran.” He wrote a recent blog post dissecting the BBC report and noting that the content of these documents has been known for decades and has been discussed in greater context by himself and others throughout that time. However, Sick does not dispute the central contention that Khomeini had engaged in conciliatory exchanges with the US prior to returning to Iran.

That these documents are only being declassified now should not come as a surprise. It took 56 years for a sitting US President to finally admit to the US’ part in the overthrow of Mossadegh (despite that fact having been revealed to the public nearly a decade earlier). If anything, the revelation that the US may have had a role in the rise to power of Khomeini is decades ahead of schedule.


  1. Who knows what to believe with any MSM product emanating from their smoke and mirrors laboratories. It might be better to look at the actions of the players themselves as the ‘tell’. Obviously Kohmeini was allowed to return, but what were the ulterior motives behind this allowance? Strategy of tension and the production of yet another enemy for many a reason in a larger disinformation campaign to be used in a number of ways forwarding the interests of the banking cabal and their entourage of corporations and their political sycophants?

  2. I think the bigger story here is that the US has been and is still going about the world killing leaders like South Vietnam President during the Vietnam War,or directly causing Labor Union unrest in Venezuela, again, during the Kennedy Administration, or dismantling foreign governments when it suites US interesting for Corporate control of foreign resources, etc., or dismantling the social or political fabric of nations so that the plutocratic vultures can exploit resources. These plutocrats/vultures use the IMF, and other means, to stick their ugly heads into the dead carcass of those nations they have destroyed, gobbling up all they can. They do this in disregard for the innocent persons of those nations. As that psychopath Madeleine Albright said in an interview concerning Iraq that she thought it worth the 100,000 or so children killed and maimed for life. These are the ‘educated’ persons you have in authority puffing up their perverse ‘intellectual’ poison.

  3. There was quite big mess in 70′ in Iran.
    (as far as I know pretty accurate)

    The country was leaning to the left. Even Cuban style revolution was possible.

    For US anything is better then communists. I wouldn’t be surprised that they actively helped Khomeini and there are indications.

  4. — CIA sponsoring Khomeini —
    (Keywords – Sean Stone, Margot White, Khomeini, CIA, Bush Sr., Chase Bank & Rockefeller)

    Sean Stone (Oliver’s son) interviews Margot White who was in Iran among the people during the overthrow of the Shaw.

    At the 11 minute mark for a few minutes how the CIA & Khomeini worked together in Paris.
    (YouTube preset @ 11 minute)-

    Khomeini’s grandson talks to Margot. CIA & Bush Sr.
    ( 35 min preset )-

    (2:30 minute clip from the 15 minute mark) CIA & Khomeini
    CIA agent confession –

    At the 31 minute mark, the Chase/Rockefeller/oil money connection.

  5. Voice of Arabia,
    I like seeing your comments.

    Do you have a website?

    Within the past 9 months, I have had a strong interest in Saudi Arabia, oil, the markets, and again now “The 28 Pages”.

    I have been trying to learn more about Arabia.
    Being an old guy from Texas, I just don’t know much about Arabia (except mainstream news bullshit).
    I am collecting information.

    Best, TomT
    PS – I am trying to figure out more exactly the covert US agenda of the 28 pages. “Why Now?” Why now, again in the limelight?

    • Thanks VoiceOfArabia!

      That is interesting about Qatar. I wasn’t aware.

      With the regime change in Saudi Arabia and the ongoing internal power struggles (especially Wahabi trying to hold onto its influence), I am curious as to how some forces within the covert US intelligence and financial institutions might view this.

      My email is Dallas911Truth at aol dot com
      if you ever have some interesting information regarding Saudi Arabia and some of its Royalty, etc.

      Also, I am curious about MEMRI.
      They seem to translate many Arabic articles.
      Do you speak and read Arabic?
      MEMRI was started by ex-Israeli military people. So, I am suspicious.
      See the comments here, especially the last one…

      • Thanks VoiceOfArabia!
        Feel free to email me anytime.

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