Iranians Need Azerbaijan’s Liberation


Jalil Bahar
by Jalil Bahar

If we want to bring freedom to Iran, I submit that we need to work towards gaining freedom in Azerbaijan first; with an end run of getting Azeri’s oil industry nationalized and the British kicked out of the region.

Azerbaijan is the new colonial cow being milked by Britain. 15 British oil companies have set up shop, and are siphoning Iranian oil from the Caspian Sea through Azerbaijan. It would be nice if Azerbaijan received some benefit from this oil exploitation (or even Iranians) – but once again the British have installed a puppet dictator to assist them in their milking process.

Mr. Aliev, Azerbaijan’s President, installed himself in power in a rigged election in 2003 – upon the death of this father (a former KGB officer).

The tale of how Britain gained full access to Azeri oil is a sordid one. There are several reports of how BP executives working for Lord Browne spent millions of pounds on champagne-fuelled sex parties to help secure lucrative international oil contracts.

The company also worked with MI6 to help bring about changes in foreign governments, according to an astonishing account of life inside the oil giant.

Les Abrahams, who led BP’s successful bid for a multi-million-pound deal with one of the former Soviet republics, today claims that Browne - who was forced to resign as chief executive recently after the collapse of legal proceedings against The Mail on Sunday - presided over an “anything goes” regime of sexual license, spying and financial sweeteners.

He also claims that Home Secretary John Reid was arrested at gunpoint on a BP-funded foreign trip for being out on the streets after a military curfew had been imposed. Mr. Abrahams tells how he spent £45 million in expenses over just four months of negotiations with Azerbaijan’s state oil company. Armed with a no-limit company credit card, he ordered supplies of champagne and caviar to be flown on company jets into the boomtown capital, Baku, to be consumed at the “sex parties.

The result is an almost mirrored reflection of how Iran was exploited for decades by the Brits before Iran’s democratic government was established and Iranian Oil nationalized in the 50’s. Oil gets extracted and a pittance in royalties is handed over to the “locals”. For the poor idiots running Azerbaijan any cash from these oil companies is more than they ever had – but the reality is they are being skimmed. Azeris are being hosed.

The Brits who to a large extent were behind the rise of the Mullahs in Iran are at work again, this time with the aid of the Russians.

I think the greatest retribution Iranians can exert on the Brits for engineering the rise of the Mullahs and the theft of Iranian freedom would be to simply get their assets in Azerbaijan nationalized with the Brits kicked out of the region. This would really hurt – where it really matters! Let them pay a price for what they did to Iran and Iranians.

Beyond revenge against the Brits, Iranians do actually have other vital reasons for wanting Azerbaijan’s liberation:

As Iran and Azerbaijan sort out many transnational issues, it is vital that Iran have a legitimate partner at the negotiating table. A non-representative dictatorship, as in the Aliev regime, can not be such a partner. There are serious matters including the future of the Caspian basin’s hydrocarbon resources and how they should be shared. And there is the real issue of protecting the Caspian Sea’s environment. These matters must be dealt with, and dealt with quickly. Thus Iran has a vital interest in Azeri democracy.

Azerbaijan was part of Iran not so long ago. There are in fact more Azeri’s in Iran (18 Million), then there are in Azerbaijan itself (8 Million). There are business links, there are transportation links (with Iran actually serving to connect disparate sections of the country [such as Naxcivan] to the rest), and there are cultural links. Iranian Azeris care about freedom and human rights in their neighborhood.

BP’s recent financial report announced a huge swell of in their net income with record profits. As British (North Sea) Oil diminishes, clearly BP is increasingly dependent on Azerbaijan as a source of income. Azeri ‘liberation’ would really hurt the regime’s puppet masters – the Brits.

Azeri liberation is a very achievable target. It is a relatively small country, with a small population. Azeri’s are highly educated and understand their rights and the need for freedom. There is also pervasive corruption, fueling popular anger. Thus it has a solid base of freedom seekers. There have been regular demonstrations, broken up by Azerbaijan’s brutal internal secret police. With

The time for liberation is NOW.


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The only way to save Iran as we know it

by Akbar Joojeh (not verified) on

"Republic of Azerbaijan" is a fake country which has always been a province of Iran until it became (by force) a province of Russia. Now, with full Western dependence, it is a puppet-regime like the Arab sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf, who exist solely to serve as Western bases for destabilization and dismemberment of real Asian powers, such as Persia and Russia.

Arran Province of Iran is Iranian and we need to do something about US and Israeli fomentation of seperatism using fake 5 million person "countries" like Georgia and "Azerbaijan" as bases. If 3 million Georgians are a "country" and 7 million Azeris (of whom over a million are actually Talysh) are a "country", then where does it stop? Within a generation or two Kurdistan, Al-Ahwaz, Baluchistan, Republic of Gilan, will be in the pipelines.

We must preserve Iranian territorial integrity by not accepting unsustainable mini-states designed to foment seperatism. Give Georgia back to Russia, Artsakh to Armenia, and Arran back to Iran.


focus in a wrong direction

by MRX1 (not verified) on

your writing reminds me of saying " taraf ra be dahat rah nemidadand , taraf soragh khaneh kadkhoda ra migereft"
we have enough struggle in our hand as is. The puppet regime that the Brits and their partners in crime brought to power in 1979 has been stealing money for over thirty years now. money leaves Iran through dubai, south africa, canada and ultimatley goes into Brits hand. Let's focus on IRI.we have tough time liberating Iran much less another country out there! by the way can any one guess why jack straw was constantly in Iran or why kanny one of the people behind the scene in IRI is constantly in London!


British neo colonism is still alive and well

by Anonymous Iranian (not verified) on

People may think that British empire is dead,but it is still alive and well.British had a long history as colonial power especially in the middle east.I was surprised first when I found out that USA was once a British colony.When it come to world affair even USA which is a super power consults with England when it comes to world affairs especially in middle east because of their experiences in those countries.So what they say about British colonies that the sun never goes down there still may be true except the sun is not as bright as before there.


Say what?

by Reza K. (not verified) on

Don't we have enough crisis on our hands, you want us to liberate Azerbaijan ??
Don't we have enough enemies?

C'mon Dude....!
Take a chill pill.


Do whatever you can against the British

by Amir Kabir in jaccuzi being offered a razor shave! (not verified) on

There are many ways Iranian can unite against the British ruling of Iran. Small things such as if you are traveling to Europe, never visit England and never buy your ticket to other countries with London as a stop over. Make the connection point in other countries. If you have to fly an airline that is owned by the British then clog the plumbing as much as you can, let them spend their assets for you.

Anywhere in the world you live, try to see how you can make the British look bad. Tell all your friends that your country is occupied by the British for the past 275 years and they installed their whores to run the government over there.

Start petitions requesting for the British to leave Iran, make them agitated and scared. Try to create measures that somehow alienates the mullahs with the British. Do whatever you can. Write slogans on the walls "British Get out of my land, Iran". "Down with British, Long live Israel". This will really hit the point that we are willing to become friendly with Israel as long as we kick the British out of Iran.

Think about the children of Iran and the future little kids that have to go through all the pain that you and your parents went through all caused by the British.

Close their Embassy
Kick all the British out of Iran
Stop Moscow-London alliance against the United States.

Jalil Bahar

Elections in October

by Jalil Bahar on

Azerbaijan is supposedly having elections on Oct 15th. The current president has already killed one opposition newspaper editor, and imprisoned some opposition candidates. But there is an "Azadli" coalition ...and there is some push for more open and freer elections. The idea behind this article is to generate some groundswell of support for the opposition, and help the country make a transition to democracy. Every one of us can dissipate this message and have an impact in our own way. If the country has free and open elections, I am sure candidates like our Dr. Mossadegh will emerge and grab back their rights to their own resources. Freedom will mark the end of Brits exploitation of the Caspian. Americans were NOT initially with the Brits when they proposed toppling Mossadegh. We need to make sure they do not stand with the Brits in stealing democracy in the region again. Everyone's voice does matter...we each have more influence than we realize.


You are 100% right

by Anonymous8 (not verified) on

this is the new form of colonism. Azerbaijan and Georgia are exactly where Iran was in the 50's. Oil is being stolen in exchnage for MacDonalds. Those countries will see another revolution very soon, I think.

Jalil Bahar

Do you get the point?

by Jalil Bahar on

We need to get the Brits out of the Caspian and protect our assets/resources. This is about our interests - not whether Azeri's love Iranians.


Liberation of Republic of Azerbaijan??

by caramel on

Do Iranians really need the liberation of Rep. of Azerbaijan? Do you know that the vast majority of soviet Azeris dont like Iranians, and they even deny Rep. of Azerbaijan ever being part of Iran. They also deny that they have cultural similarities with Iranians.


No thanks

by shirazie (not verified) on

Azerbaijan is a hell hole. An environmental nightmare

Time to get of the black Curse = Oil. Iran actually has converted to CNG and funny enough has put in place a 250 MW solar plant.

The Mullah's are ahead of us on energy alternative!!! Must be those classmates we had in 70's



by maziar 58 (not verified) on

the same interest group did instal the mollahs (thier puppets)back in 79' and still milking them and the region as well,
If we were ture nationalist all Iranian should stand front of 10 downing in uk, 1 un plaza in ny. and let the world know they been victim too




by Amir Kabir getting ready for Eftar at Fin, Kashan (not verified) on

and that is why I keep repeating that for Iran the starting point of getting nation back and reconstruct, the first step is to close the British Embassy for twenty years until two generations are cleaned off of opium and other addictions. With the British Embassy open in Iran and their spies we won't have much chance.

Azeris have to do the same. Cut off pipelines and start war of attrition for the British interest in Azerbaijan. Remember a little courage goes a long way.

Our young people in Iran do not have good role models that is why they only sing rap songs play guitar and search for sex. With close to 60% youth we can swallow the British intervention in Iran in less than one week. It is that one week that we Iranians failed to be united.

Close the British Embassy now. Invite Americans but kick Canadians out too. Anyone with 30% mix of British blood should be kicked out of Iran. Start fingerprinting them.

Ben Madadi


by Ben Madadi on

Who's going to do this 'liberation' sir?