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Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:52 pm

Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

In the last few days the US stance on Iran and the nuclear deal has given rise to several articles in the Independent Press that are quite interesting.

It seems Trump is hell bent on attacking Iran either economically or militarily, both of which are acts of war. So it helps to get a broader view of the overall picture ..... although I have to say the MSM has not yet thrown out any accusations that Iran is in default and basically put it down to the US Government (Trump) reneging on yet another agreement. :x

The articles also being linked to previous events in Libya and Iraq and also could explain why North Korea is so vocal. So, before the US starts another war/invasion claiming mythical acts of aggression and terrorism by their victim, it may be worth looking at the background from the perspective of others?

Trump is Pulling a Libya on Iran - By Robert W. Merry

Muammar Qaddafi learned the hard way how the U.S. reneges on deals.

Word is out that President Trump this week will “decertify” the nuclear deal with Iran, also known as JCPOA, for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This is the deal struck with Tehran not only by the United States but also by France, Germany, Russia, China, the UK, and the European Union. It’s a nifty word, “decertify.” It hides the real meaning of Trump’s planned action. The correct word is “ renege .”


http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48002.htm


5 Reasons Why Trump Is Moving Towards War With Iran - By Trita Parsi

Trump’s confrontation with Iran is a war of choice, not a war of necessity.

Make no mistake: We do not have a crisis over the Iran nuclear deal. It is working and everyone from Secretary Mattis and Tillerson to the US and Israeli intelligence services to the International Atomic Energy Agency agree: Iran is adhering to the deal. But Trump is about to take a working deal and turn it into a crisis ― an international crisis that very likely can lead to war. While the decertification of the Iran deal that Trump is scheduled to announce on Friday in and of itself doesn’t collapse the deal, it does trigger a process that increases the risk of war in the following five ways.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48007.htm


Iran or North Korea? - By Abdel Bari Atwan

If Trump is truly intent on war, he can be expected go for the ‘easier’ option first.

Everyone in the Middle East is busy buying weapons. Barely a week goes by without some big new arms deal being announced. Last week, Saudi Arabia agreed to buy ultra-sophisticated S-400 air defence missiles from Russia, a fortnight after Turkey purchased the same systems. The US responded by offering to supply Riyadh with its own Thad missiles.

What is happening exactly? What are the US and its allies cooking up in the region? Why this rush to arm? And why now, when the jihadi groups that are supposed to be the targets of everyone’s wars in the region, such as Islamic State and the Nusra Front in Iraq and Syria, are on the verge of being defeated? Are the people of this part of the world to be denied in perpetuity any chance to breathe for a few weeks or months, and be spared the tribulations of war and bloodshed and of being financially, economically and psychologically drained?

It is war. We have no other answer. US President Donald Trump gave us the glad tidings at the weekend when hosting a dinner for senior military officers and their spouses at the White House. This was the ‘calm before the storm’, he proclaimed. He said he had discussed military options against both Iran and North Korea with his commanders, and we would all soon find out what he was planning to do.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48010.htm



Should the US go the military route, particularly if backed by Israel (who are the only State that so far supports the US rhetoric) I honestly cannot see China and Russia just accepting such action as they will be well aware that they will be the future targets of the US’s endless aggression.

IMO: If I were Russia/China I would advise the US that such action would result in Israel being turned into a waste land immediately as retaliation, and the same fate for selected US bases around the world. This would evoke a WWIII scenario ....... but I can’t see the US being stupid enough to start a conflict in Iran, if they were well aware of the consequences of their actions. :roll:
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Re: Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Trumps latest declaration (Video) ........ or just building up an excuse for another humanitarian war? :x

In A World Gone Crazy

President Donald J. Trump's New Strategy on Iran

"It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction. President Donald J. Trump"

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48015.htm
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Re: Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Sotos » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:22 pm

Seems to me like Trump is selling his "services" to the higher bidder. Israel and the Saudis in this case.
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Re: Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:37 pm

Sotos wrote:Seems to me like Trump is selling his "services" to the higher bidder. Israel and the Saudis in this case.


My bet is that he winner is ...... Israel!
The Deep State's Bogus 'Iranian Threat' - By David Stockman

Yesterday we identified a permanent fiscal crisis as one of the quadruple witching forces arising in October 2017 which will shatter the global financial bubble. Today the Donald is on the cusp of making the crisis dramatically worse by decertifying the Iranian nuke deal, thereby reinforcing another false narrative that enables the $1 trillion Warfare State to continue bleeding the nation's fiscal solvency.

In a word, the whole notion that Iran is a national security threat and state sponsor of terrorism is just as bogus as the Russian meddling story or the claim that the chain of events resulting from the coup d' etat fostered by Washington on the streets of Kiev in February 2014 is evidence of Russian expansionism and aggression.

Likewise, it's part of the same tissue of lies which led to Washington's massive, destructive and counterproductive interventions in Syria and Libya -- when neither regime posed an iota of threat to the safety and security of the American homeland.

To the contrary, all of these false narratives are the cover stories which justify the Warfare State's massive draw on the nation's broken finances. We will get to the Big Lie about Iran momentarily, but first it is useful to demonstrate just how enormously excessive the nation's defense budget actually is, and why the denizens of the Imperial City---especially the neocon ideologues----find it necessary to peddle such threadbare untruths.

Spoiler alert: Iran has actually never attacked a single foreign nation in modern history whereas Washington has chosen to unilaterally intervene in or arm virtually every surrounding country in the region.
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Re: Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Cp279 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:49 am

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What is with that Koala whining from Ozzie outback ? :o
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Re: Now the US sets its sights on Iran!

Postby Robin Hood » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm

Trump Shoots the US in the Foot Over Iran - By Eric Margolis

President Donald Trump has put the United States on the course for war with Iran. That was clearly his objective last Friday when he refused to certify the international nuclear accord with Iran and proclaimed heavy sanctions against Tehran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Trump’s move was also a clever ploy to deflect blame for abrogating the key 2015 Iran nuclear treaty that the US signed with Iran, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union.

Accusing Iran of ‘terrorism’ and ‘violating the spirit of the accord,’ Trump threw the Iran issue into the hands of the Republican-dominated US Congress. He had to. All of Trump’s senior national security officials and those from the treaty partners and UN reported that Iran had kept its end of the deal.

So Trump trotted out the old song and dance about terrorism – which means anything Uncle Sam does not like. The same United States that supports the murderous Islamic State and its allies in Syria and Iraq.

There won’t be much doubt about how Congress handles this hot potato. The leading senators and congressmen who will deal with the issue, like Bob Corker, Tom Cotton, and Marco Rubio, are all firmly in the pocket of pro-Israel lobbies.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48031.htm


A post from the articles comments section ....... I often find the comments as interesting and informative as the article itself.

"Another nail in the coffin of the US. I have mentioned in the past that Trump is the perfect "leader" to oversee the demise of the "indispensable nation", he has no morals, vision or sense of history with an unquenchable ego. He is in total control of the Deep State and has backed down on all of his pre-election promises to keep the US out of unnecessary wars. He is a blowhard extraordinaire and will go down in history as the latest in a long line of unqualified, inept cowardly liars as POTUS."

"As the US continues to decline due to the BRICS unifying more than ever in their move away from the SWIFT system and dollar hegemony, Trump will continue to make our enemies and friends alike move away. It will be Israel and the US against the world as the German's and French continued to strengthen their alliances with Russia and China. Even old "friend" Saudi Arabia is aligning with China as they see the writing on the wall that everyone except policy makers in Washington can see."
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:?: Does Israel have a kill switch for the US? An interesting documentary ...... and the US always blames Russia as the culprit for hacking? Now think 9/11 and the dancing Israeli’s ? Just a thought. :roll:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV3GIVjsdhI&list=PL8g-5J92mUjMQMGYX7M90ByYKIK1Kfcoc
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