By Mark Dankof for the American Free Press
It may be more than significant that Kenneth R. Timmerman, neo-conservative columnist par excellence, has been recently interested in covering Iranian expatriate political activities in Europe and the United States designed to produce regime change in Tehran, most notably the recent “Iran Solidarity” conference held earlier this month in Paris.
Timmerman, of course, is the author of the now infamous disinformation piece published by Insight Magazine of the Moonie-owned Washington Times on October 15, 2002, alleging Saddam Hussein’s possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction. The Insight headline advertising the essay, published half a year before Bush’s preemptive military action in Iraq in early 2003, says it all:
How Saddam Got Weapons of Mass Destruction: Saddam Hussein’s War Machine Is Being Built Systematically to Strike At the United States With New Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Designed to Kill Millions.
Mr. Timmerman bases his now totally discredited case for war with Iraq on the “intelligence” provided by the nefarious Ahmad Chalabi and the Iraqi National Congress’s (INC) committee of six, based in London in late 2002. And what he doesn’t say in the essay of 56 months ago is as significant as the falsehoods pathetically put to paper on apparent behalf of his suspected master handlers in both Washington and Tel Aviv. In demonizing Mr. Hussein, he conveniently manages not to remind his readers of the long-standing relationship between Saddam and American intelligence, going back to the former’s role as a CIA-hired trigger man selected to shoot the then-Prime Minister of Iraq in a failed assassination attempt in 1958. Nor does the Moonie-employed columnist bother to tell the uninitiated and unsuspecting about Hussein’s pivotal performance as an instrument of Western intelligence agencies in provoking the eight year war between Iraq and Iran from 1980-88. Why? The answers may lie between the lines of the original text of the now embarrassing Insight story, still accessible on the Net by clicking here.
The public professional and political connections of Kenneth R. Timmerman are similarly suggestive. The online news service, The Newshoggers, informs the reader that:
“Mr. Timmerman is also Executive Director of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, an organization which he co-founded with PNAC founding member Peter Rodman, who is currently United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and some prominent Iranian dissident figures. As such, you might expect (and you would be right to do so) that this Foundation has the ear of the Bush administration, GOP members on the Hill and prominent neoconservative thinkers. The Foundation has a distinctly secular bent, unsurprising given Mr. Timmerman’s negative opinions of the Islam in that country, and is dedicated to assisting regime change in Iran.”More surprising, perhaps – and not mentioned in any official bio – is his presence on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) – an honor he currently shares with Rep. Eric Cantor, Michael Ledeen, Jack Kemp and Richard Perle. Past Board members include Vice President Dick Cheney, US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith. A heady and powerful grouping. JINSA, it has been alleged, is closely allied to neoconservative advocates of pre-emptive regime change and to the AIPAC group which is currently embroiled in a spying scandal.
“It appears, then, that Mr. Timmerman and his Foundation for Democracy in Iran are very well placed indeed to gain a great measure of influence and power should the US institute force regime change in Iran. Iranian members of his organization could reasonably expect high political office as appointees of any occupation authority in the same way that Ahmed Chalabi and Iyad Allawi were in Iraq. The parallels are obvious – providing shaky evidence and allegations of a WMD program to help foment a war that catapults them into political office.”
And Mr. Timmerman’s war will foment the deaths of thousands of innocent Iranians and apocalyptic blowback against the United States worldwide. This is apparently what the American and Israeli governments have militarily planned via CONPLAN 8022, along with the support of both the CIA and the Mossad for regional separatist groups operating within Iranian borders, in Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Khuzestan, and Balochistan.
There is one other significant item to report. I am informed by a former seasoned covert operative in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations that Kenneth R. Timmerman was once “the editor of a Mossad-financed newsletter based in Paris, France.” Paris, France, as previously mentioned, was the recent venue of the “Iran Solidarity Conference.”
Coincidence? The report in my possession has also been personally corroborated by Philip Giraldi of Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative.
True Iranian patriots who have their own reasons for wanting regime change in Iran, like Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan, beware.
Mark Dankof is the voice of Mark Dankof’s America, heard live on the Republic Broadcasting Network, 7-10 am Central time. He was the Constitution Party candidate for the United States Senate in Delaware in 2000. His articles may be found through his blog with Al Bawaba of Amman, Jordan, and at http://www.MarkDankof.com.