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Margaret Kimberley: US Wages War Against the World

"This columnist has spent many years predicting a US war on Iran. There is now a US president who may finally make good on that long expressed threat. Donald Trump is deep in the thrall of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the two nations that pose the greatest risk to Iran. He happily does their bidding and is in a position to bring the sick neocon fantasy to reality.

Unfortunately, no one who ought to educate the public on this subject are doing what they should. The corporate media always support presidents at war. Even supposedly liberal outlets have spent years demonizing Russia, Venezuela and Iran. In so doing they have made the population ignorant or bloodthirsty. Democrats in congress are equally imperialist and will say nothing as the government plans a humanitarian catastrophe..."

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According to Juan Cole, it appears that WWWTT is correct about China being willing to defy the U.S. on importing Iranian oil. Good to see.


Threat of War With Iran With CodePink's Medea Benjamin (and vid)

"Chris Hedges discusses the threat of war with Iran and the US' relationship with Saudi Arabia and Israel with anti-war activist Medea Benjamin of Codepink."

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trnn has a 20 minute interview with Vijay Prashad which I found very enlightening about the current international situation regarding Iran. Perhaps surprisingly, Japan is part of the group of nations defending Iran.


More from TRNN:

Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

"It's all make believe..." - Col Larry Wilkerson-


Michael Moriarity wrote:

According to Juan Cole, it appears that WWWTT is correct about China being willing to defy the U.S. on importing Iranian oil. Good to see.

Thanks for giving me some credit Michael Moriarity. However I believe it was India that I thought would defy Trump Iranian oil sanctions. And I was wrong.

It appears that Modi caved in to Trump. I was really hoping that cheap Iranian oil woul temp Modi to defy. Apparently according to the link, India will still be trying to convince the US to abandon embargo of Iranian oil. 

Good to see China defying the USA 


Tweet From Trump: 'If Iran Wants To Fight, That Will Be the Official End of Iran.'

"We oppose Iran's support for terrorist organizations, its threats toward Israel, its ballistic missile program, its ongoing human rights violations and its support for the murderous Assad regime. We remain concerned by Iran's nuclear program and call on Iran to continue to uphold its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.' - Freeland, Global Affairs - 

No surprise Canada supports the USAUDRAELI warparty.


As we all know NDPP, Freeland is an American puppet (along with Justin and the rest of the liberals)

But going back to that tweet Trump made, it sounds like those others he was writing about North Korea s couple years back. And nothing ever came out of those. 

At this point I’m not entirely sure of Trumps motivation behind this anti Iran tantrum he’s having?

Is he trying to intentionally ramp up the price of oil by threatening war against Iran? Is he appeasing Israel Saudi Arabia to secure those lucrative foreign political donations? Is he really an anti Islamic war pig? Is it all talk? I suspect it’s some kind of combination. 

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I've read several leftish commentators who think Trump is following the same pattern as he did in North Korea, as WWWTT suggests. Threaten and bluster in a bullying way, then make a deal and declare victory. They also point out that this is the technique he bragged about using in business in his book "The Art of the Deal". That does seem to me a reasonable interpretation of Trump's actions so far.


Michael Moriarity wrote:

I've read several leftish commentators who think Trump is following the same pattern as he did in North Korea, as WWWTT suggests. Threaten and bluster in a bullying way, then make a deal and declare victory. They also point out that this is the technique he bragged about using in business in his book "The Art of the Deal". That does seem to me a reasonable interpretation of Trump's actions so far.

I hope you're right - and I believe you're right. Can't imagine another plausible scenario.


'No Talks, Only Resistance': Iran's Rouhani Rules Out Negotiations Under Current US Stance

"Iran is open for talking and diplomacy but those avenues are closed under the status quo, with its economy being strangled by the US, the Iranian president said, adding that Tehran's only option now is to resist. Iran's president Hassan Rouhani, under whose tenure the universally acclaimed 2015 nuclear deal was struck, said on Monday that his country welcomes diplomacy and all sorts of negotiations in principle, but will not be coerced into them by debilitating economic sanctions and miltiary threats.

'I favor talks and diplomacy but under current conditions I do not accept it, as today's situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only,' Rouhani said..."


Netanyahu/GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson: 'Nuke Iran'


Here's John Bolton Promising Regime Change in Iran by the End of 2018

"The declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the mullahs' regime in Tehran. The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change and therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself."

Wrong on an Iran 'solution' but right on an Israeli one.


Taylor: Trump's Reckless Sabre Rattling With Iran is All the Excuse We Need To Bring Canadian Troops Home From Iraq

"Did we learn nothing from our failed decade long involvement in Iraq...?"

Note the admission of Canadian involvement in the massacre of Mosul with 11,000 civilians killed as part of the US-led coalition. Canada also had Aurora surveillance aircraft assisting in 'targeting'. This is a major warcrime almost completely hushed up in Canada.


Here’s an update on those Iranian oil sanctions imposed by the US

Turkey China and North Korea are probably still buying Iran crude oil. 

Also, the article I provided states that Euro companies with no US connection are still buying. 


Another point to add here. Iran sanctioning is driving up crude. Some countries like this(oil producers) and the rest don’t like. 

Its very possible that the US actions of tariffs and sanctions are driving Asian African European and South American countries/companies away from the US and other western countries/companies. 

The west’s economic potential has already maxed out, whereas Africa Asia Pasifica and South America is still far from maximizing and heading there!

To me, it appears more and more likely Iran oil sanctions are going to create trillions of mistrust loses onto the US. 


Tankers Attack Suspicious, Regional Dialogue Imperative: Zarif (and vid)

"Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says the attack on two tankers in the Sea of Oman amid a landmark visit by the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to Iran is suspicious, calling for the promotion of dialogue among 'regional countries.' Taking to his official Twitter page on Thursday, hours after the attacks occurred, Iran's top diplomat siad, 'Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning.'

Highlighting the fact that the attacked tankers were bound for Japan, Zarif noted, 'Reported attacks on Japan-related tankers occurred while PM Shinzo Abe was meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei for extensive and friendly talks..."


'Stay As Far Away As You Can!' : Iranian Commander Warns Enemies

"We are warning the enemy: There is no safe zone for extraterritorial military aircraft in Iranian skies and lands. Even approaching Iran's borders would be met with a strong response. Thus, I advise you to move as much away from Iran's frontier as you can,' Brigadier General Sabahi-Fard said..."

'Oil prices jump after tanker incident in Oman Sea, price to hit $100 if shots fired...'


from Debka

Against the first round of Iranian attacks, Trump stuck to a policy of military restraint. That policy failed to hold Iran in check. Now it has been seized by Khamenei as a stick for beating Washington. If the US does not use its might to strike back, other adversaries, such as China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong un, will follow Khamenei’s example.... doubt via Debka, the Israeli´s are warning Washington....Counter attack!


Israel Lobbyist: 'We Need A False Flag to Start War With Iran' (and vid)

"Friendly reminder of that time a DC think-tanker gushed enthusiastically about the ways the US could use false flag attacks to 'get us into war with Iran."


Mike Pompeo: 'CIA Lies, Cheats & Steals' (and vid)

"Mike Pompeo, the former CIA director, proudly admitted that he's a liar, a cheater and a thief. But we're supposed to believe him today as him and his neocon buddies beat the drums for war with Iran? Hard pass."


US Gov As Global Mafia

"...Shame what happened to your nice tanker, Mr Abe, would be terrible if that sort of thing kept happening."


"Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected-- be careful Republicans!"  - Donald Trump

Remember the 'evidence' of weapons of mass distraction in Iraq? 


Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical of the Gulf of Oman Incident

"As the US points the finger at Iran for attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, Caitlin Johnstone notes: 'Sometimes the things put out by the US State Dept feel like they're conducting experiments on us just to test the limits of our stupidity..."



Trump Doubles Down on US Lies About Iran

"In examining the crime from the standpoint of the age-old detective maxim of Cui bono?, or who benefits?, the answer is obvious..."


'CNN Just in...'

"More Pentagon/Bolton spin through one of its favored outlets. Zero evidence for any of these claims."


Screaming classic false flag operations. 

I doubt the US has the courage to go against Iran directly. Especially with Japan and South Korea so dependent on imported oil. 

An iranian invasion would make all the pro Israel Saudi in the US overjoyed. But I would imagine that every other country in Africa Asia would probably galvanize against the US

As well, a war against Iran would require a huge amount of resources to win. And at this point, the US would probably have to look at bringing back the military draft. 


The Jimmy Dore Show

Corporate news pushes Iran war for Trump


Engler: Munk School of Global Affairs Feeds Anti-Iran Propaganda

"The Munk School has been a hub of anti-Iranian activity. A senior research fellow until recently, Mark Dubowitz was dubbed ' The Man Who Fights Iran' by Ynet, Israel's largest English language news site. Alongside his position at the Munk School, Dubowitz was executive director of the extremist pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies..."


Iran's IRGC Force Shoots Down Intruding US Spy Drone (and vid)

"Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country's southern province of Harmozgan..."


Iran Shoots Down Strategic US Drone - Is Ready For War - Puts 'Massive Pressure' on Trump

"The incident is another piece of evidence that Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran now works against him..."