The Rockefeller/Chase-Coordinated US Hostage Crisis In Iran

History tends to be written by the victors, yet their narrative preferences need not monopolize knowledge about events past & present.  Especially if their versions are purposefully, tactically false, misleading or limited in depth, scope or context.  The more politically sensitive historical events tend to be, the more the likelihood that their “official” historical accounts – within school texts, media accounts & other government-assigned milieus – will play around with what should be sacrosanct, codified facts.  Assuming necessary historical details are even shared at all.

It’s the 40th Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, a globally pivotal historical event preceded, engulfed in, and followed by innumerable economic & political intrigues, most of which you’re not supposed to know about.  Well, we’ll change that for the better a bit here with this, the latest, 40th episode of Money & Fear, which delves into how the most powerful transatlantic men & institutions back then carried deep, direct financial & thus political stakes in the occurrence, duration and outcome of the US Hostage Crisis per se, which kicked off 40 years ago this coming November.  Let this well-researched show uniquely inform well ahead of expected corporate media commemorations of said international historical incident, because being credibly informed is a prerequisite to genuinely understanding current & global affairs.

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Show Notes

Chase caused the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979


Chase Manhattan Bank & Iran hostage crisis

David Rockefeller & October Surprise Case




Admitting the Shah to the U.S.:  Every Form of Refuge has its Price

“Argo” as Pre-War Propaganda: Ethnic Stereotypes, Incomplete History and ‘Conspiracy Theories’

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Richard Cottam on his thwarted Iranian plans – Executive Intelligence Review, 09/09/1980

The Iranian Crisis and U.S. Law (Fall 1980, Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business) by Robert M. McGreevey

William Casey’s Involvement in Iran Hostage Issue - ABC Network - Nightline program news transcript – 06/20/1991


Interlock: The untold story of American banks, oil interests, the Shah's money, debts, and the astounding connections between them by Mark Hulbert

Answer to History by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

The Life and Times of the Shah by Gholam Reza Afkhami

The Oil Kings:  How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East

By Andrew Scott Cooper

Competitive Interference and Twentieth Century Diplomacy by Richard Cottam

Nationalism in Iran: Updated Through 1978 by Richard Cottam

Iran and the United States: A Cold War Case Study by Richard W. Cottam

For Lust Of Knowing; Memoirs Of An Intelligence Officer by Archie Roosevelt

The Shah’s Last Ride by William Shawcross

All Fall Down: America's Fateful Encounter with Iran by Gary Sick

Democratic Transition and Human Rights: Perspectives on U.S. Foreign Policy by Sara Steinmetz

Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network by Dean Henderson


David Rockefeller interview on Charlie Rose (2002) – 19:30 in, specifically

Black Friday Massacre - Iran (Sep. 8, 1978)

*For additional footnotes and links refer to the Newsbud article link above

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  1. I’m sorry but it does not matter who they were what they did why did they do it for but what we are doing now to change this.
    If you are not offering a solution then you kind of like their existence as without them you would not have any reason to exist.
    Everyday Joe Blow has no influence on his future with this. If you are not offering a peaceful solution to help the rest of us, you must be one of them

    • wobblie says:

      Whatever your incoherent comment is meant to mean, stop generalizing all of humanity to the male. It is highly disrespectful to all females. It is a shame I as an enlightened male have to point this out to you.

  2. Edward Dingilian says:

    Terrific analysis. Thank you, Ian.

  3. Apples33d says:

    Fantastic video. It bears watching again and reading some of the source documents in order to get real clear picture of the outline of the story. But it is instructive in allowing see clear patterns in the behavior of those wield power. Thanks.

    • Pye Ian says:

      Thank you. I’ll post the written researched transcript from which I narrated as a paper on Newsbud’s website so that the points and cited hyperlinks are immediately accessible.

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