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Margaret Kimberley: US Wages War Against the World

https://blackagendareport.com/freedom-rider-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.

NDPP

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

https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/459713-iran-war-codepink-benjamin/

"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.

NDPP

More from TRNN:

Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

https://twitter.com/TheRealNews/status/1128329125444218881

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

WWWTT

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. 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tdmc/your-money/the-cost-of-not-maintaining-menstrual-hygiene/tomorrowmakersshow/68387779.cms?utm_source=WAP&utm_medium=Articleshow_MoreFromPartners&utm_campaign=TDMC&_ga=2.123597507.975578429.1558304715-221666095.1558304715

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 

NDPP

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/former-cia-chief-brennan-to-brief-democrat...

"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.

WWWTT

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. 

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

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.

Unionist

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.

NDPP

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

https://on.rt.com/9uts

"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'

https://youtu.be/6sCW4IasWXc

 

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

https://theintercept.com/2018/03/23/heres-john-bolton-promising-regime-c...

"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.

NDPP

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

http://espritdecorps.ca/on-target-4/on-target-troops-reckless-sabre-ratt...

"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.

WWWTT

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

https://www.rigzone.com/news/us_dropping_iranian_oil_sanction_waivers-31-may-2019-158961-article/

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. 

WWWTT

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. 

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