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#1 Mario Milano

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:08 AM

Trump and Congress Double Down on Demonizing Iran

 

Will the national security nightmare ever end?

 

By Philip Giraldi • Unz Review • January 14, 2020

 

If one seriously seeks to understand how delusional policymakers in Washington are it is only necessary to examine the responses by the president and Congress to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The first response came in the form of a Donald Trump largely incoherent nine-minute self-applauding speech explaining what he had done and why. It was followed by a House of Representatives War Powers non-binding resolution that was all theater and did nothing to limit the president’s unilateral ability to go to war with the Islamic Republic.

It was reported that the Trump speech had been hurriedly written by aides the night before it was given and that it existed in several competing drafts. It was full of out-and-out lies and half truths and intended to reassure the American people that the president was keeping them safe. The opening line might well be regarded as some kind of joke: “As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.” Trump has in fact done more to ensure that Iran will have a nuclear weapon than any other president through his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) and his assassination of Soleimani, which together have convinced the Iranian leadership that there is no possibility of a reasonable negotiated solution when dealing with the American president, even when he claims he wants to “talk.”

Trump then went on characteristically to eulogize our brave soldiers on far flung battlefields before lying again, saying “For far too long — all the way back to 1979, to be exact — nations have tolerated Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East and beyond. Those days are over. Iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism, and their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world. We will never let that happen.” Lie one is that the “destructive and destabilizing behavior” actually has Made in U.S.A. stamped all over it. Lie two is “leading sponsor of terrorism,” an honor that belongs to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States, in that order. And lie three is that Iran “pursued” nuclear weapons. It has never done so.

Trump them boasted that “Last week, we took decisive action to stop a ruthless terrorist from threatening American lives. At my direction, the United States military eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani. As the head of the Quds Force, Soleimani was personally responsible for some of the absolutely worst atrocities.” Trump’s preening was again wrong on every count: Soleimani is no terrorist by any reasonable definition, nor is there any evidence that he threatened American lives. And Trump and his chorus of neocons cannot name a single “atrocity” committed by the man

The president claimed that Soleimani “… viciously wounded and murdered thousands of U.S. troops, including the planting of roadside bombs that maim and dismember their victims,” a particularly absurd charge suggesting that Trump believes that any American soldier who died in Iraq or Afghanistan did so at the hands of the Iranian Major General. By the same logic, the musical chairs series of American generals that have served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have murdered hundreds of thousands of people. If Trump wants to start counting fatalities he should perhaps start with David Petraeus.

Piling Ossa on Pelion, Trump declared that Soleimani “… orchestrated the violent assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. In recent days, he was planning new attacks on American targets, but we stopped him.” There is no evidence whatsoever to support either assertion and Trump then goes on to ascribe all the problems of the Middle East to Iran, ignoring the roles played by others, most notably Washington, Israel and the Saudis. He also roundly condemned the JCPOA before asserting falsely that “Three months ago, after destroying 100 percent of ISIS and its territorial caliphate, we killed the savage leader of ISIS, al-Baghdadi…” In reality, ISIS was defeated by the Syrian Army and its allies Russia and Iran, the very countries that Trump has continued to vilify even as he struts his anti-terrorist credentials. Qassem Soleimani played a major role in the destruction of ISIS.

The only good things in the Trump speech were that it was short and the president did not find it necessary to say a whole lot of good things about Israel. Interestingly, no one in the mainstream media or in the political chattering class made much effort to challenged Trump on the “facts” he cited, though there was some pushback from mostly Democratic congressmen who stated that they could not see any “imminent threat” in the evidence that the Administration produced during a classified briefing. The actual war powers concurrent resolution that passed in the House last Thursday was symptomatic of the unwillingness of the political opposition to take on the illegal and immoral wars in the Middle East themselves – it had no teeth and will not change anything.

The resolution’s subject line “Directing the President pursuant to section 5© of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran” actually is misleading. And the first thing the text does do is slam Iran with the same dubious “facts” employed by Trump, including that “The Government of Iran is a leading state sponsor of terrorism and engages in a range of destabilizing activities across the Middle East. Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was the lead architect of much of Iran’s destabilizing activities throughout the world.”

The resolution includes “In matters of imminent armed attacks, the executive branch should indicate to Congress why military action was necessary within a certain window of opportunity, the possible harm that missing the window would cause, and why the action was likely to prevent future disastrous attacks against the United States.” It then goes on to explain that “When the United States uses military force, the American people and members of the United States Armed Forces deserve a credible explanation regarding such use of military force…” because “The War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.) requires the President to consult with Congress ‘in every possible instance’ before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.” It concludes with “Congress has not authorized the President to use military force against Iran.”

It would seem to be a devastating critique of the Trump Art of War but then comes the wiggle room “… Congress hereby directs the President to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military, unless Congress has declared war or enacted specific statutory authorization for such use of the Armed Forces; or such use of the Armed Forces is necessary and appropriate to defend against an imminent armed attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its Armed Forces, consistent with the requirements of the War Powers Resolution. Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent the President from using military force against al Qaeda or associated forces…” In other words, all Trump has to do is claim “imminent threat” or that he is attacking “terrorist associated forces” and he is home free no matter what he does, particularly as the resolution itself is non-binding.

The sheer ignorance and arrogance of elites in Washington combined with a colonialist mentality that dismisses Asians and Africans as unthinking “wogs” who will do one’s bidding if they are confronted with punishment is currently on display. It was inevitable that Iraq would demand the departure of U.S. troops after thirty-four Iraqi militiamen were killed by American drone and air strikes, but many in Washington just didn’t get it. Trump threatened, in characteristic fashion, to respond with sanctions, but now Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has made it official in a phone call to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding a plan and timetable for the removal of the American soldiers. The State Department has indicated that it is not prepared to discuss the matter.

Some pundits who should know better have predicted that the withdrawal of U.S. soldiers will not take place because Iraq somehow “needs” the United States. And besides, there will be economic consequences if Iraq does go ahead to insist on an American withdrawal. But sometimes abstractions prove to be more powerful than material incentives. The United States violated Iraqi sovereignty not once but twice and murdered 30 Iraqis in the process. Pompeo can huff and puff all he wants and Trump can mouth his illiteracies, but nothing changes the fact that the United States did things it did not have to do based on a delusional view of the Middle East and will have to pay a price. Minus a presence in Iraq, Syria will be untenable and one might hope that once the U.S. loses its ability to directly confront Iran on the ground the whole house of cards just might collapse, leading to Washington’s gradual departure from the region. That would be good for the region and also for the United States even if Israel and the Saudis, who prefer to have Americans fight and die in their wars, might object.


Edited by Mario Milano, 14 January 2020 - 05:09 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:58 AM



Who are the "unknown" forces who keep targeting/destroying Iran-backed militia in Syria ??

Edomites ??


Unidentified planes target Iran-backed Iraqi militiamen in Syria, killing 8

January 10, 2020

https://www.dawn.com...syria-killing-8


Unidentified aircraft strike Iranian militias in Syria

January 14, 2020

" Airstrikes last Thursday targeted warehouses storing weapons belonging to Iranian militias in a village near Al-Bukamal... At least 8 people of non-Syrian nationalities were killed and a large number were wounded in attacks by unidentified aircraft on pro-Iranian militias along the Syrian-Iraqi border near Al-Bukamal on Thursday night...

On Friday, ammunition depots and vehicles belonging to Iranian militias in Al-Bukamal were targeted by airstrikes.

On Saturday, unknown aircraft destroyed the headquarters of Iranian militias in the villages of Majawda and al-Abbas in the area that were holding weapons and ammunition.

On Monday morning, Iranian militias in orchards near Al-Bukamal were hit by two airstrikes while attempting to transport arms from the Syrian-Iraqi border... "


https://www.jpost.co...a-report-614083



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#3 Mario Milano

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:46 PM

The fat pig has his orders to destroy Iran, that's it

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‘Totally up to them’: Trump says he ‘couldn’t care less’ if Iran negotiates with US or not

“Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and 'don’t kill your protesters',” Trump said in a tweet Sunday night, contradicting the narrative of National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.

 

read more:https://www.rt.com/u...iate-sanctions/

 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:09 PM

No, Mario! Goat molesting (just as you're) Moolahs of Iran are never ever gonna get their hands on nukes...not because they've promised to nuke Israel but because they're apeshit-crazy and cannot be trusted...period!


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#5 Mario Milano

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:16 PM

No, Mario! Goat molesting (just as you're) Moolahs of Iran are never ever gonna get their hands on nukes...not because they've promised to nuke Israel but because they're apeshit-crazy and cannot be trusted...period!

And the lunatics in ISISrael are sane are they?


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:19 PM

And the lunatics in ISISrael are sane are they?

Just as you are!


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:26 PM

"The opening line might well be regarded as some kind of joke: “As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.” Trump has in fact done more to ensure that Iran will have a nuclear weapon than any other president through his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) "

 

The author, Giraldi, doesn't know what he's writing about.   The JCPOA allowed Iran to eventually build atomic bombs after about 13 years, according to one analyst of the agreement.   Trump and Israel did not like that idea.

 

So now Iran can build atomic bombs today or tomorrow, their choice.   But without the missile tech to deliver them, they are not much to worry about even if they worked, which they wouldn't.    Israel managed to sabotage progress on the weapons or bomb them when they need to slow them down a bit.

 

The USG wants no nukes in the Middle East.   Israel is not an exception despite admitting to have nukes.

But Washington can't stop anyone from building them, because the USG was so careless about keeping nuclear secrets.

 

If North Korea can build nukes, any country could.   It's now public knowledge.   Corporations could build nukes.

 

Imagine if Bank of America was nuclear-armed and threatened to use them unless everyone opened a bank account with them?   The USG is sort of like that.   Don't get too independent of the West or you might get a surprise present.

 

Obama was the one who sent love letters to Soleimani and Iran's mullahs.   Trump sends them drones and missiles.

 

A different approach sometimes works.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:45 PM

I think Zharky wants to suck Trumps dick...Trump has called for gun confiscation, death penalty for "anti semites"....Sells american troops so they can die for the head chopping Saudis...Trumptards are just as insane as libtards...Zharky proves it.....period


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#9 Mario Milano

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:46 PM

He's just an effing Idiot now

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Trump’s Flip-Flop: ‘Imminent Threat’ Not Needed to Kill Soleimani, Only His ‘Horrible Past’

JANUARY 14, 2020

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Patrick Henningsen
 

This latest back-peddling move by the US President demonstrates why Washington and the media  have been so insistent with their bevy of war propaganda narratives around Iran.

 

Ever since Washington’s double assassination of Iranian Quds Force leader, General Qasem Soleimani, and senior Iraqi PMU commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3rd, the White House and its mainstream media adjuncts have run an incessant propaganda campaign to try and demonize the Iranian military commander, calling him “an evil man” who had “the blood of Americans and Iranians on his hands,” as well as being “the world’s leading terrorist.”

 

For good measure, Trump even compared him to Osama bin Laden. The propaganda seemed over-the-top at the time, but now we can see why.

 

A sober review of the timeline of events over the past 18 months reveals exactly how the US were preparing for this latest round of provocations with Iran, including evidence that President Trump had already green-lit the assassination of Soleimani seven months earlier. Prior to Monday, the official Washington line on the double assassination was that the US had received intelligence of an “imminent threat” to US embassies and other asset stationed in the region.

 

Because the threat was deemed ‘imminent’ and therefore urgent, the White House could just about justify its action under an executive authorization of military force, effectively bypassing any Congressional and Constitutional oversight.

 

However, it quickly became clear during their media appearances that neither Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, nor Defense Secretary Mark Esper – where able to provide any specifics of the alleged threat which everyone was so cock-sure about only days earlier. In the end, it was Esper’s own proverbial face-plant on Sunday’s Face the Nation which finally caused the official narrative to collapse, with Esper visibly panicking on live national TV before letting slip that he actually hadn’t seen any of the supposed ‘intelligence’ which the Administration had previously assured the American public it had.

 

The awful realization had finally set in – that there was never any intelligence, and that just like previous rogue US Administrations, this President and his Secretary of State had lied to the American people in order to preempt a new war.

 

Of course, all of this was just a minor formality for a seasoned Manhattan grifter like Trump, who simply moved the goal posts of the official narrative for his dubious military action.

 

In classic Trumpist on-the-fly revisionist style, the President now insists that “it doesn’t really matter” whether or not there was any genuine or imminent threat posed to US assets in the region, because according to Trump, the Iranian General ‘had it coming’, “because of his horrible past!”

 

MSM’s Iran Propaganda Blitz

 

Trump’s newly revised justification for Washington’s double assassination, logged into the public record on Twitter, would not be possible if not for the break-neck propaganda blitz which has taken place over the last two weeks, with General Qasem Soleimani has been repeatedly labeled as a “terrorist”, and the Country of Iran as “the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.” This doesn’t seem to bother the entirety of the western mainstream media that these claims are patently false. In fact, they are the very definition of Fake News. This is literally the weaponization of propaganda by the West.

 

Washington’s concerted propaganda campaign was essential in order to conceal the inconvenient truth that Soleimani was actually a key figure in the battle against ISIS in Iraq and Syria between 2014 and 2018. One only needs to perform a cursory glance at past coverage to note that even an avid pro-war outlet like CNN had boasted back in 2015 how General Soleimani led the fight against ISIS. His praises were also sung by a number of top US military officials, all acknowledging his role in turning the tide against the Islamic State.

 

Perhaps the greatest validation of just how much of an enemy Soleimani was to radical jihadists came earlier this week when the official newspaper for ISIS, Al Naba, ran a feature heaping praise on Donald Trump for killing Iran’s Soleimani, while giving “thanks to God” that Washington and Tehran were now fighting each other – which has allowed ISIS some respite and a chance to regroup.

 

The really dangerous part about this latest flip-flop by Trump is that the US is now attempting to set a precedent – that an “imminent threat” is no longer required to justify military action against anyone on its growing list of enemies. All Washington need to do is accuse someone of being “a really bad guy,” albeit after the fact.

 

Putting aside the farcical nature of the various claims made by this US Administration, this disturbing development should be a cause for alarm to everyone who values the rule of law and due process in a democratic society. This new “kill policy” opens to door to new levels of deceit and barbarism by employing a policy extrajudicial state-sponsored assassinations by the United States and its allies. As always, their key partner in this deceit is the mainstream media – an institution which rarely, if ever, pushes back against the outlandish claims made by US officials in condemning individuals and countries for their alleged offenses. And this will not stop with international targets either. If the public allows the government to act lawlessly in overseas arenas, then it’s only a matter a time before this very same policy becomes normalized at home. Some argue that this is already happening.

 

The abrogation of due process and international law by western nations doesn’t look to be ending any time soon.

 

It will not end until the public and their elected representatives recognize just how far society is drifting away from its constitutional principles, and towards authoritarianism.

 

https://21stcenturyw...-horrible-past/


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:29 PM

Maybe the acidic jews decided that Trump better lose the next election...
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:34 PM

Maybe the acidic jews decided that Trump better lose the next election...

No they want him in as he does everything he can for the Jews, i.e just give them the Golan which belongs to Syria...Kill Soleimani which has killed heaps of the Jews ISIS terrorists that were trying to create Greater Israel....They have selected a whole heap of morons as his opposition that are un electable so he can't lose...Don't forget trump is the King Of israel now according to himself


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:50 PM

However, it quickly became clear during their media appearances that neither Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, nor Defense Secretary Mark Esper where able to provide any specifics of the alleged threat which everyone was so cock-sure about only days earlier. In the end, it was Espers own proverbial face-plant on Sundays Face the Nation which finally caused the official narrative to collapse, with Esper visibly panicking on live national TV before letting slip that he actually hadnt seen any of the supposed intelligence which the Administration had previously assured the American public it had.

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Esper, the war vet, the "hero" supposedly not a jew, says he feels like he needs to go to the store to get some Prep H.


It's not hemorrhoids, it's that you willingly and without remorse assumed the female role and happily let the jew have his way with you.

Panicked when caught in the jew narrative lie.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:48 PM

No, Mario! Goat molesting (just as you're) Moolahs of Iran are never ever gonna get their hands on nukes...not because they've promised to nuke Israel but because they're apeshit-crazy and cannot be trusted...period!

 

Jews

 

It was the Jews that put the current Iranian regime in power in 1979 and supplied them with weapons and spares during the Iran Iraq war that bled both countries and enriched Israel and organised Jewry in the West. The war cost $400 billion which is probably a few trillion in today's money. Are you a k1ke ?


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:40 PM

 

Jews

 

It was the Jews that put the current Iranian regime in power in 1979 and supplied them with weapons and spares during the Iran Iraq war that bled both countries and enriched Israel and organised Jewry in the West. The war cost $400 billion which is probably a few trillion in today's money. Are you a k1ke ?

 

Sound like yet another victim of public education system in this country talking! Jews installed Ayatollah in Iran and helped him fight the war with Iraq? Are you sure that it wasn't the other way around? That  Hussain wasn't getting all the Jew help to fight the other side?

 

Am I of Jew-blood? Well, if I apply the rules of Nürnberger Gesetze of 1935 to myself......I am a pure-blood!


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:42 AM

Fat  pedo Trumps lies about Iran and then we have the facts

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The Facts About Iran and Terrorism

 

The Facts About Iran and Terrorism by Larry C Johnson

 

When emotion rules the day facts do not matter. Sadly, that is the reality we confront when it comes to talking about Iran and terrorism. The U.S. Government and almost all of the media continue to declare that Iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism. That is not true. That is a lie. I realize that calling this assertion a lie opens me to accusations of being an apologist for Iran. But simply look at the facts.

 

Here is the most recent U.S. State Department claim about Iran and terrorism:

 

Iran remains the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. The regime has spent nearly one billion dollars per year to support terrorist groups that serve as its proxies and expand its malign influence across the globe. Tehran has funded international terrorist groups such as Hizballah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. It also has engaged in its own terrorist plotting around the world, particularly in Europe. In January, German authorities investigated 10 suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force operatives. In the summer, authorities in Belgium, France, and Germany thwarted an Iranian plot to bomb a political rally near Paris, France. In October, an Iranian operative was arrested for planning an assassination in Denmark, and in December, Albania expelled two Iranian officials for plotting terrorist attacks. Furthermore, Tehran continued to allow an AQ facilitation network to operate in Iran, which sends fighters and money to conflict zones in Afghanistan and Syria, and it has extended sanctuary to AQ members residing in the country.

 

You notice what is absent? A list of specific attacks that caused actual casualties. Plans and plots are not the same as actions. If Iran's malevolent influence was so powerful, we should be able to point to specific attacks and specific casualties. But you will not find those facts in the U.S. State Department report because they do not exist. 

 

The statistical annex that details the attacks and the groups responsible reports the following:

 

The Taliban was responsible for 8,509 deaths and 4,943 injuries, about 25 percent of the total casualties attributed to terrorism globally in 2018. With 647 terrorist attacks, ISIS was the next-most-active terrorist organization, responsible for 3,585 fatalities and 1,761 injuries. Having conducted 535 attacks, al-Shabaab was responsible for 2,062 deaths and 1,278 injuries. Boko Haram was among the top-five terrorist perpetrators, with 220 incidents, 1,311 deaths, and 927 injuries. It should be noted that local sources do not always differentiate between Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa.

 

Not a single group linked to Iran or supported by Iran is identified. 

 

No Hezbollah and no Hamas. If a country is going to "sponsor" terrorism then we should expect to see terrorist attacks. The attacks that are taking place are predominantly from Sunni affiliated groups that have ties to Saudi Arabia, not Iran.

 

The State Department's explanation about Iranian support for terrorism exposes what the real issue is (I am quoting the 2016 report but, if you read the 2017 or 2018 versions there is no significant difference):

 

Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2016, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various groups in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps‑Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. Iran has acknowledged the involvement of the IRGC-QF in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the IRGC-QF is Iran’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.

 

In 2016, Iran supported various Iraqi Shia terrorist groups, including Kata’ib Hizballah, as part of an effort to fight ISIS in Iraq and bolster the Assad regime in Syria. Iran views the Assad regime in Syria as a crucial ally and Syria and Iraq as crucial routes to supply weapons to Hizballah, Iran’s primary terrorist partner. Iran has facilitated and coerced, through financial or residency enticements, primarily Shia fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan to participate in the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown in Syria. Iranian-supported Shia militias in Iraq have committed serious human rights abuses against primarily Sunni civilians and Iranian forces have directly backed militia operations in Syria with armored vehicles, artillery, and drones.

 

The United States is upset with Iran because it has thwarted the U.S. covert action in Syria. It was the United States, along with the U.K., Saudi Arabia and Turkey, that helped ignite and escalate the civil war in Syria. Why? The Saudis and the Israelis were growing increasingly concerned in 2011 about Iran's spreading influence in the region. And what enabled Iran to do that? We did. When the United States removed Saddam Hussein and destroyed the Baathist movement in Iraq, the Bush Administration thought it was a dandy idea to install Iraqi Shia in positions of leadership. Not one of the key policymakers on the U.S. side of the equation expressed any qualms about the fact that these Iraqi politicians and military personnel had longstanding relationships with Iran, which included financial support. 

 

Iran also had a longstanding relationship with Syria. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton decided that if we could eliminate Bashir Assad, the Syrian leader, then we would weaken Iran. This was a policy that many Republicans, most notably John McCain and Lindsey Graham, supported. But the scheme to weaken Iran backfired. Iran, along with Russia, came to the aid of the Government of Syria in full blown  counter-insurgency campaign. Iran, the Russians and the Syrian Government were fighting radical Sunni islamists, many of whom were funded by the Western alliance.

 

Iran's military support for the Government of Syria clearly rankles U.S. policymakers, but it is not “terrorism.” It is pure counter insurgency.

 

Wikipedia offers additional evidence about the true nature of international terrorism. I have reviewed the lists of incidents, which includes the description of the attacks, the perpetrators and the number of casualties for 2016-2018. I have only been able to put the 2016 incidents into a spreadsheet. Here are the actual facts.

 

In 2016 there were seven terrorist attacks that caused at least 100 casualties. All were attributed to ISIL aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Not one was linked to Iran or any group receiving financial support from Iran. There were a total of 1753 terrorist attacks and at least 15,993 deaths during 2016.

 

Here is the monthly breakdown for 2016:

 

January—105 terrorist attacks that caused the deaths of at least 1,351 people. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah. The seven attacks in Israel that left 7 dead were ascribed to a “Palestinian” lone-wolf.

February—72 attacks that left 1075 dead. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah. There were seven attacks and 3 dead attributed to “lone-wolf” Palestinians.

March—112 attacks leaving at least 778 dead. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah. There were 13 attacks in Israel identified as “lone-wolf” Palestinian. No significant Israeli casualties.

April—152 attacks that caused at least 1012 fatalities. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

May—202 attacks leaving at least 1600 dead. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

June—187 attacks and at least 1693 fatalities. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

July—187 attacks with at least 1684 deaths. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

August—139 terrorist attacks resulting in 1224 dead. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

September—128 terrorist attacks, which caused at least 849 fatalities. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

October—166 terrorist attacks and at least 2139 deaths. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

November—153 terrorist attacks that killed at least 1446. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

December—147 terrorist attacks, which resulted in at least 930 deaths. There were no attacks linked to Kata’ib Hizballah, Hamas or Hezbollah.

 

The U.S. State Department continues to insist that Iran is providing indirect support to Al Qaeda. That is pure nonsense. Iran is fighting and killing Al Qaeda forces inside Syria. They have no ideological affinity with Al Qaeda.

 

I wish the American people would take the time to be educated about the actual nature and extent of "international terrorism." There was a time in the 1980s when Iran was very active in using terrorism as weapon to attack U.S. military and diplomatic targets. But even those attacks were focused in areas where Iran's perceived national interests were at stake. I am not excusing nor endorsing their actions. But I do think we need to understand that terrorism usually has a context. It is not the actions of a mentally ill person who is angry and lashing out at the nearest available target. Those attacks were planned and very calculated.

 

The real issue that we should be focused on is whether or not we can halt the expansion of Iran's influence in the Middle East. This remains a major concern for Israel and Saudi Arabia. U.S. policymakers are betting that isolating Iran diplomatically, ratcheting up economic pressure and using some military power will somehow energize the regime opposition and lead to the overthrow of the Mullahs. We tried that same policy with Cuba. It did not work there and will not likely work now in Iran.

 

Iran has options and is pursuing them aggressively. China and Russia, who are facing their own bullying from the United States, already are helping Iran tweak the the nose of the Trump Administration. In late December 2019, Iran, Russia and China carried out a joint military exercise. The Iranians were very clear about their view of this cooperation:

 

“The most important achievement of these drills . . . is this message that the Islamic republic of Iran cannot be isolated,” vice-admiral Gholamreza Tahani, a deputy naval commander, said. “These exercises show that relations between Iran, Russia and China have reached a new high level while this trend will continue in the coming years.”

 

The Trump Administration needs to stop with its infantile ranting and railing about Iran and terrorism. The actual issues surrounding Iran's growing influence in the region have little to do with terrorism. Our policies and actions towards Iran are accelerating their cooperation with China and Russia, not diminishing it. I do not think that serves the longterm interests of the United States or our allies in the Middle East.

 

https://turcopolier....-c-johnson.html


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#16 Atossa

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 01:56 AM




Did you catch what Trump said when he tweeted to Iran not to harm the protesters because "the world is watching."

Ironically, "the whole world is watching", was the famous catch-phrase used by anti-war protesters during the 1968 Democrat National Convention in Chicago.

http://www.encyclope...ges/410158.html



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#17 Marmoset

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:01 AM

 

Sound like yet another victim of public education system in this country talking! Jews installed Ayatollah in Iran and helped him fight the war with Iraq? Are you sure that it wasn't the other way around? That  Hussain wasn't getting all the Jew help to fight the other side?

 

Am I of Jew-blood? Well, if I apply the rules of Nürnberger Gesetze of 1935 to myself......I am a pure-blood!

 

Research

 

Do a bit of research instead of swallowing Jewish propaganda. Read this thread and follow the links:

 

https://engforum.pra...ic/287749-iran/


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#18 Mario Milano

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:02 AM


Did you catch what Trump said when he tweeted to Iran not to harm the protesters because "the world is watching."

Ironically, "the whole world is watching", was the famous catch-phrase used by anti-war protesters during the 1968 Democrat National Convention in Chicago.

http://www.encyclope...ges/410158.html


 

Yeh the fat pedo is telling Iran not to harm Mossads/CIA paid protesters...Fatso is attempting another Jew color revolution this time Iran

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How many Iranians on the streets of Tehran?

 

I am trying to determine how many Iranians have been in the streets of Tehran protesting against the Islamic government the last few nights.  The only number I have seen is 1,000 on Sunday night. 

https://turcopolier....-of-tehran.html

 

 


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#19 Mario Milano

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:29 AM

Trump goes full blown Mossad psychopath, they can't stop  with their sniping protesters  as a false flag.....That's what the pedo also means when he tells Iran not to harm protesters......He is setting up a false flag

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi claims that in the build up to Qasem Soleimani's assassination, President Trump threatened to carry out false flag murders of Iraqi protesters that would then be blamed on Abdul-Mahdi unless he agreed to hand over 50% of the country's oil revenue.

According to the Strategic Culture Foundation's Federico Pieraccini, Abdul-Mahdi was angry about how the U.S. had failed to complete the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure and electricity grid projects, "unless they were promised 50% of oil revenues, which Abdul-Mahdi refused."

Abdul-Mahdi then gave a speech to the Iraqi parliament in which he explained that the main reason behind his resignation was Trump pressuring him not to make a deal with the Chinese and threats that the U.S. would engage in false flag shootings of protesters and security forces.

A translated portion of Abdul-Mahdi's speech follows;

 

This is why I visited China and signed an important agreement with them to undertake the construction instead. Upon my return, Trump called me to ask me to reject this agreement. When I refused, he threatened to unleash huge demonstrations against me that would end my premiership.

Huge demonstrations against me duly materialized and Trump called again to threaten that if I did not comply with his demands, then he would have Marine snipers on tall buildings target protesters and security personnel alike in order to pressure me.

I refused again and handed in my resignation. To this day the Americans insist on us rescinding our deal with the Chinese.

After this, when our Minister of Defense publicly stated that a third party was targeting both protestors and security personnel alike (just as Trump had threatened he would do), I received a new call from Trump threatening to kill both me and the Minister of Defense if we kept on talking about this "third party".

 

Shortly after, General Soleimani was assassinated. Abdul-Mahdi claimed that he was supposed to meet Soleimani that very morning, suggesting that he too may have been a target of the drone strike.

"I was supposed to meet him [Soleimani] later in the morning when he was killed. He came to deliver a message from Iran in response to the message we had delivered to the Iranians from the Saudis," said Abdul-Mahdi.

Pieraccini explains that the underlying reason for the assassination of Soleimani was the "US lashing out at a world turning its back on a unipolar world order in favor of the emerging multipolar" and the threat posed by China and Russia to the U.S. dollar maintaining its status as the world reserve currency and the only currency in which oil can be traded.

"Soleimani's death is the result of a convergence of US and Israeli interests. With no other way of halting Eurasian integration, Washington can only throw the region into chaos by targeting countries like Iran, Iraq and Syria that are central to the Eurasian project," he claims.

 

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#20 Zharkov

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:30 AM

Did you catch what Trump said when he tweeted to Iran not to harm the protesters because "the world is watching."

Ironically, "the whole world is watching", was the famous catch-phrase used by anti-war protesters during the 1968 Democrat National Convention in Chicago.

http://www.encyclope...ges/410158.html


 

 

We communicate in terms we have all heard before.   Cliches are everywhere in songs and speeches.

 

Example:   "Have A Nice Day" by John Bonjovi.   "You can't always get what you want" by Rolling Stones.

 

Atossa created unique cliches on the forum:   "Tsar Vladimir", "Red Army Trolls", etc.  

 

Is there any significance to copying a cliche?   Sometimes, but usually not.   One exception are the secret societies, who use secret cliches to communicate to their members.
 


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