Dean Henderson, author and geopolitical analyst from Missouri, said the recent major gas deal between Iran and Total can encourage other foreign companies to invest in Iran, noting, however, that the Islamic Republic should keep a watchful eye on France’s energy giant.
“…Total is the old CFP (Compagnie française des pétroles); indeed, closely held by the Paris banking crowd, led by the Rothschilds. They worked with BP & Shell to create problems in both Iran & Iraq, when their ill-gotten private interests were threatened by nationalism and democracy. It would be good to keep an eye on them, their (your) data and your pocketbook with these guys. So I think these concerns are legitimate and should be taken seriously,” Henderson told the Tasnim news agency.
Dean Henderson earned a BLS (Bachelor of Liberal Studies) from the University of South Dakota and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He founded/published/edited one of America’s first political “zines”, The Missoula Paper, in 1990 in Missoula where he was also a regular columnist for the Montana Kaimin. Henderson has traveled to some 50 countries and has written articles for the Global Research, In These Times, Paranoia, Veterans Today, and Rense.com.
He has authored five books. His first book, “Big Oil and Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families and Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics and Terror Network” has become a global cult classic among conspiracy researchers. His second book, “The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries” chronicles insights gained from a lifetime of overseas travel. His third book, “Das Kartell der Federal Reserve: Acht Familien beherrschen die Welt”, is published is German language by Kopp Verlag. His fourth book, “Stickin’ it to the Matrix”, is a practical guide to dropping out of the evil Illuminati system and kicking it in the nuts! His most recent book “The Federal Reserve Cartel”, reveals the owners of the world’s private central banks and offers a solution to end their global hegemony over the planet and its people.
Following is the full text of the interview:
Tasnim: On July 3, Total and China’s National Petroleum Company (CNPC) struck a $5 billion agreement with Iran to develop its giant South Pars gas field. Phase 11 of South Pars gas field will be developed in the framework of the Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC) by a consortium led by Total, which includes the CNPC and Petropars. What’s your take on the deal? Some experts say that the agreement can increase Iran’s energy security and is likely to encourage other foreign companies to invest in Iran. Do you believe so?
Henderson: Yes, I do believe that the South Pars deal will be a watershed event which will bring more interest to Iran’s oil sector. Bringing in the Chinese & French ahead of the Anglo/American companies is wise, although Total is the old CFP, which did have a hand in the colonial shenanigans of the 1950’s in the region. One hopes that technology transfer is part of the deal, so that Iran, while welcoming foreign investment, can also add value to its own oil-derived exports.
Tasnim: Some Iranian experts and top figures in oil and gas industry, however, have voiced their strong opposition to the gas deal, saying Total has hatched “a sinister plot” against the Islamic Republic. They argue that Total’s mission is to help Qatar maximize its gas production from the South Pars, which is shared by Iran and the Arab country. “The most dangerous problem with this agreement is that we would give the (gas) field’s data to Total and it would draw a plan to maximize the production of the Qatari side and minimize our production,” a former Iranian official said. What do you think?
Henderson: Well, as I said, Total is the old CFP (Compagnie française des pétroles); indeed, closely held by the Paris banking crowd, led by the Rothschilds. They worked with BP & Shell to create problems in both Iran & Iraq, when their ill-gotten private interests were threatened by nationalism and democracy. It would be good to keep an eye on them, their (your) data and your pocketbook with these guys. So I think these concerns are legitimate and should be taken seriously.
Tasnim: Iranian experts have also slammed the current Iranian administration over the deal, saying that Iranian companies are capable of doing whatever Total is going to do in the gas field. What is your perspective on this?
Henderson: I am certainly no expert as to the technological expertise which currently exists within the Iranian oil engineering field, but the processes by which oil is turned into various consumer items are indeed closely held secrets of the oil giants for decades. So, as I said, at the very least, if there are areas where Iran lacks the know-how to make, say, ethyl ether; then part of the deal should be for Total to transfer these technological secrets to Iranian engineers.
Tasnim: US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Major oil and gas firms are returning to Iran despite Trump’s nuke deal threats. It seems that Europe, as well as Russia and China, would not be pleased if the United States sabotaged a hard-won deal that it helped negotiate. What do you think?
Henderson: Yes, President Tweet says many things each day, but the horse has left the barn on this one. Deals should begin in earnest now between Iran and foreign firms. Trump will have to quietly drop the idea, especially with the new PGCC crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led crew. The longer he waits, the longer US companies largely will be left behind on the deals.