For many years, I have been getting requests to elaborate on whats going on with Iran. Whenever I mustered the energy to write something down, the enormity of the task confounded me. Iran is an ancient land, and home to all sorts of intrigues and conspiracies of equally ancient origin. Further, I did not want to end up duplicating existing conspiracy literature on Iran, which is fairly thorough as well. But existing conspiracy literature on Iran (both Persian and English) only coincides with recent developments, as more people have become fed up with conspiracy than ever before. Attempts at solving mysteries of pre-modern Iran have largely been simplistic.
What I have come up with are strong links between Iran’s past and the direction it is sadly headed for. And since Iran’s early history also overlaps with everything that went wrong in the early years of Islam, this book serves as a nice primer to the conspiracies that shook the early foundations of Islam. Here’s the book’s back cover text:
Iran is an ancient place of extreme contrasts. It is both blessed and cursed. It is home to both Islam and anti-Islam. This book attempts to trace out the Secret History of Iran, from 500 B.C. to the present.
This book covers the various secret groups and cabals that continue to dominate Iran, from the remnants of Mystery Babylon and the Sabaeans to the relatively unheard of “crypto-Byzantines.” Their little known role in the Mongol Invasion is investigated. Connections between such groups and well-known poets and intellectuals produced by Iran is methodically examined.
Under the little known Khwarezm Empire, Iran served as the key to the Mongol destruction of the Islamic World. Today, Iran has once again been thrust into a similar position, as the modern-day Mongols encircle the Middle East. What role will Iran play this time? What destiny will it choose? Or has it’s destiny already been mapped out?
Before you dive in, please bear in mind that this exercise is of course, not a complete representation of Iranian history. My focus is the Secret History of Iran, since 500 BC to the present, which revolves around intrigues, conspiracies and secret societies. Seldom has this subject been documented in a consistent manner. Iran is a beautiful and sophisticated nation, and there is more to it than endless conspiracies. While I have been fairly critical of some well-known poets and scientist-philosophers Iran has produced, it should be noted that they were still indeed great poets and scientist-philosophers, in the technical sense.
If you want to read The Secret History of Iran solely for understanding modern Iran (while side-stepping all the ancient conspiracies), please jump directly to the chapter on the Qajars.
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Some of the many Revelations discussed in the book
- Links between pre-Islamic Iran’s ruling elite and Mystery Babylon.
- The Sabaeans, a little known group, played a key role in the conspiracies that clouded the early history of Islam.
- People connected to the royal family of the Byzantine Empire (which was facing imminent extinction from the Turks) have played a key role in shaping the history of Iran
- Medieval Safavid Iran was fashioned solely as an opposing force to the Ottomans.
- The Khwarezm Empire of northern Iran played a key role in the destruction of the Islamic World at the hands of the Mongols.
- Famous poet-mystic Jalal al-din Rumi (of whirling dervishes fame) has a strange link to the Mongol invasion.
- The Mongol invasion was “contained” from Europe because it was only intended for the Islamic World.
- Western powers were engaged in a covert war against the Qajar dynasty (which preceded the Pahlavis).
- The Pahlavi regime was intended to function as placeholder state until the present day Republic consolidated.
- Mosaddegh was scooped out by the CIA not to save the oil companies but because he was stealing their Revolution.
- Iran was missing in action when it came to the Muslim struggle against the Soviet Invasion in Afghanistan.