“No matter how unpleasant and unexpected for our colleagues in the Pentagon and Langley was yesterday’s high-precision strike on Islamic State infrastructure in Syria, the fact remains that all missiles launched from our ships have found their targets,” ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
This story appears to have been more bullshit from the lying American Government in their moment of humiliation.
What a putrid and disgusting group are the US political class, they are simply beneath contempt.
I will know better than to even countenance the idea that anything the US Government say has any connection to the truth ever again.
In 2007 retired US General Wesley Clark provided some background to these events and spoke of a plan to attack seven nations in five years beginning in late 2001.
“General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years
“We had instead a policy coup in this country, a coup, a policy coup. Some hard nosed people took over the direction of American policy and they never bothered to inform the rest of us.” “Nobody can tell us where to bomb, nobody.” (Donald Rumsfeld as quoted by Wesley Clark.)
Conversation with a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, November 2001
“Are we still going to attack Iraq?”
“Oh Sir,” he said “it’s worse than that”, he pulled up a piece of paper off his desk and said.
“I just got a memo from the Secretary of Defense that says we are going to attack and destroy the Governments of seven countries in five years! We are going to start with Iraq and then we are going to move to Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran”
“These people took control of the policy in the United States.”
“This country was taken over by a group of people with a policy coup. Wolfowitz and Cheney and Rumsfeld and you could name another half a dozen collaborators from the Project for the New American Century. They wanted us to destabilise the Middle East, to turn it upside down, make it under our control”
Retired US General Wesley Clark, 2007.
Of the seven nations on the list Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and to an extent Syria and Sudan were targeted successfully.* Somalia, the failed state Obama hailed as a success story, was invaded by Ethiopia in 2006 at the behest of the US and is a continuing target of intermittent US drone attacks and special forces raids.
Lebanon and Iran were the other names on the Neocon target list provided by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in late 2001.
This is far more than a Nuclear deal this is Detente.
The world changed for the better yesterday and the openly Imperial era of the West in the Middle East appears to be over.
The infantile and aberrant “clash of civilisations” narrative is on life support today, sustained only by the NATO and Western backed mercenary thugs the ISIL group and their media promoters.
The dream of the violent overthrow of the Government of Iran by the US is over and there seems to be nothing that Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Netanyahu or any of the other Zionist “monsters of the universe” can do about it.
The false Zionist narrative imposed upon the US in the wake of the attacks of September 11th, 2001 has been discarded. All the lies, the millions of lies that continue to be told in the Zionist owned and controlled Western media, have failed.
The Zionist project to use the US military as their spearhead to destroy Israel’s (largely imaginary) enemies in the Middle East is seemingly at an end.
This is not merely a Nuclear deal, this is detente. This is Iran making tremendous, even ridiculous concessions, in order to facilitate a re-entrance to the mainstream international community and especially to restore the relationship between Iran and the West.
It seems inevitable now that full diplomatic relations will resume between Iran and the West, and presumably in the near future. the US will reopen their Tehran Embassy for the first time since the Islamic Revolution. Britain has already announced it’s intention to reopen it’s (more recently closed) Tehran Embassy.
Iran and the Nuclear Crisis.
The entire Iran nuclear crisis was largely a work of fiction. It was never clear that Iran was even attempting to build a Nuclear weapon. According to US intelligence, the Iranian Nuclear weapons project ceased in 2003 and was never anywhere close to producing an actual weapon.
The intelligence that pointed to the program up to 2003 itself appeared to be planted on a laptop that “helpfully” turned up just as the Imperial project looked upon Iran as the next target.
The Iranians never produced Uranium enriched beyond 20%, the enrichment level for weapons grade material is at least 90% with optimum results from 95%+ pure Uranium, so the Iran nuclear program never came close to producing a weapon, but the reasons for the Iranians enriching to that level remain unclear.
The Nuclear crisis almost seems to have been engineered as the tool of detente between Iran and the West although much of the energy behind the crisis was sincere and directed towards military engineered regime change.
Clearly this deal offers tremendous benefits to Iran, in exchange for major concessions but this does not mean that Iran is suddenly going to have things all it’s own way in the Gulf or the broader Middle East.
The United States.
This represents a possible important turning point for US foreign policy in two important respects.
The first is the obvious recourse to a more conciliatory and non-confrontational policy in the Muslim world.On the strategic, if not tactical level.(bearing in mind the US is currently staging air attacks in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen!)
The policy of confrontation and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and the smaller wars, has been a disaster and an attempt to repeat the Iraq episode in Iran would have seen the end of the US as a great power.
The decision to abandon military confrontation in the Iran case was also achieved in a deal that was brokered by the other current Great powers, China and Russia and this points to a United States that is ready to acknowledge that fact and work within those parameters rather than going down in flames seeking to cling to sole or predominant superpower status as fading empires are prone to doing..
Obama is understood to represent the interests of the “realist” or “Brzezinski” faction in the US and within the CIA.
History will apportion the blame and weigh the consequences of what the Obama administration has done but this deal represents a small and belated delivery on Obama’s promise to be an anti-war President and means that there is at least something on the positive side of the ledger of the Obama Presidency. Many would argue that this step does not come close to redeeming the Presidency of the “nowhere man.” The Obama Foreign policy legacy remains one of destruction and failure in Libya, Afghanistan, Syria and the Ukraine.
Israel is facing an almost unprecedented diplomatic defeat, the loss of prestige, the psychological blow is tremendous. The paid lackeys in the US Congress and the Western media cannot hide the fact that Israel is now completely isolated from the West in it’s one dimensional confrontational approach towards Iran.
The Western narrative and the Israeli narrative have departed ways.
Iran is no threat to Israel
The material consequences for Israel from this are almost non- existent. Hezbollah will presumably see an infusion of new and better weaponry, but the truth is that Hezbollah remain deeply embroiled in the Syrian Civil War and while the Hezbollah group are more than a match for the Sunni extremists backed by the West and the Gulf monarchies in Syria, Hezbollah will pose no real or significant threat to Israel in the foreseeable future.
If Israel want to pretend they fear Iran and Hezbollah, the answer is to leave the Occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights and end the Gaza blockade and the conflict will be over. Hezbollah’s or Iran’s arsenal will be of no relevance to Israel either way.
The real consequence for this will be hat the event is part of a pattern of international isolation that Israel is increasingly encountering. The BBC had the temerity yesterday to name Israel as a Nuclear state. Scrutiny of Israel’s position on this issue , the rank hypocrisy of a Nuclear armed rogue state calling for war will only add further impetus to the movement to Boycott the Apartheid Zionist state.
It is now too late for Israel to act against Iran, and this was never the preferred option anyway.An attack on Lebanon remains an option for Israel as an attempt to violently express their frustration (as the Saudis have been doing in Yemen for almost four months now) or in the hope of forcing the West to “choose sides’ with Israel against Hezbollah.
This is the most stunning defeat for the Zionist movement since Israel’s inception but the only actual threat to Israel is the increasing international awareness of the nature of the occupation as an apartheid system.
Israel characteristically is providing the histrionics but the House of Saud are clearly the primary target of this agreement. Israel has been sidelined, Saudi Arabia were REPLACED.
Iran is clearly going to be the primary power in the Gulf region in the future along side the United States. It seems that a decision has been made to target the House of Saudi for destruction
It is not clear why the decision was made and this is only an intuitive claim but there are small tangible signs that at least certain elements of the CIA are preparing to target the Saudi monarchy and whether that eventuates or not the Saudis have just been cut loose by the United States, pure and simple.
While the Government of Saudi Arabia is a key sponsor of Sunni extremists who have clearly been a key source of international instability. The removal of the House of Saud would be very risky and likely lead to a three sided Civil war between al Qaeda and the Saudi Government with a side war in the East where the Shia majority in that region will probably attempt to achieve defacto independence in a similar manner to the Iraqi Kurds.
The Nuclear deal represents a tremendous downgrading of Saudi Arabia as a US ally. Iran and it’s allies now represent a greater concentration of energy resources than the Saudis and their allies.
This was one piece that had to be put into place in order to do away with the House of Saud, who will presumably be replaced by chaos with the Al Nusra front fighting against whatever is left of the hOuse of Saud with a Sectarian Civil war at the same time in the Shia majority oil rich East of Saudi Arabia.
State Sponsor of Terror and Sectarianism.
None of the groups that Iran supports in the Middle East conduct or have recently conducted mass casualty attacks on civilian targets.
The Ansurallah group fighting in Yemen are a fairly standard militia, they do not attack civilian targets deliberately in Yemen nor during their many incursions into Saudi Arabian border areas in recent weeks.
The Ansarallah Houthi group does not follow orders from Iran anyway as it recently came to light that iran had advised the Ansarallah group not to attempt to take the capital city Sa’ana by force. The Ansarallah group did the exact opposite and attacked the capital .
Hezbollah are currently fighting the al Nusra Front and IS remnants in Western Syria. During their years long involvement in Syria Hezbollah have been fighting a grinding conventional war against the enemies of the West IS and al Nusra Front. None of these operations bear any relationship to terrorism it is regular warfare.
The Iraqi Shia militia groups on the other hand have been responsible for very serious persecution of Sunni Iraqis and did conduct what amounted to “sectarian cleansing” operations in Baghdad that saw Sunni neighborhoods disappear and mixed areas become Shia dominated. There are many issues with the Iraqi Shia militia groups but there is no indication that any of these actions are being undertaken with Iranian instructions or anything approaching it.
If the recent history of the Middle East is examined honestly it is clear that the rise of Iranian proxies has been as a result of Iran successfully capitalising on primarily Western acts of aggression in the region.
In 1982 Hezbollah did not exist, the group formed in response to the needless Israeli invasion of 1982 that saw tens of thousands of Lebanese civilians slaughtered in months of carpet bombing from the Israeli Air Force.
The Israeli occupation of Lebanon lasted until the year 2000, Hezbollah were the most dedicated and successful group that opposed the Israeli occupation and Hezbollah’s prestige and power spring from their response to Israeli aggression in Lebanon. It was not Iran who started the war.
The same type of thing happened in Iraq. Iran’s allies came to power in Iraq because Iran has a Shia majority and the US toppled Saddam Hussein’s secular government in an illegal war of aggression. The ascent of Iran in Iraq was completely due to the actions of the US and Iran simply capitalised on the fact that the imposition of Democracy on Iraq made it absolutely certain that a pro Iran party or parties would be in power because ALL the major Shia factions in Iraq have a close relationship with Iran.
Iran’s comparitive rise to power in the region traces back to these two seminal acts of Western agression in Lebanon and Iraq so the portrait of Iran as a destabilising force is pretty unfair and dishonest.
The state sponsor of terrorism accusation is pure nonsense.
Nuclear Threshold State.
The Western media have struggled to manage their dual loyalties to Israel and the US, often dealing with the contradiction by both gushing and fretting in the same report. When Israel’s interests are at stake the facts can never be allowed to get int the way and nonsense such as this from the Mail Online is the result.
“Yesterday’s announcement was met with a profound wariness in the Arab world, where there are fears of Tehran gaining a nuclear weapon and deep skepticism that the accord will prevent that from happening. Critics of the U. S-led negotiations warned that the other nations in the Middle East will ‘not sit idly by’ while Iran develops its nuclear capabilities. Republican Senator Ben Sasse said: ‘Sadly, the Administration just lit the fuse for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”
The Mail alludes to the “profound wariness” of the Arab world without citing any source and then turns to a Zionist US Republican Senator to voice the views that were previously attributed to the “Arab world.”
The premise that Iran is trying to build a Nuclear weapon is itself a ridiculous and hackneyed trope with little basis in reality.
‘We all know Iran’s neighbours will not sit idly as the world’s largest state-sponsor of terror becomes a nuclear-threshold state.’” US Republican Ben Sasse.
The dishonesty in the statement from the notorious lobby mouthpiece Sasse is very plain. The description of Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state is not anchored in reality. It is psychotic.
Iran is agreeing to give up two thirds of it’s centrifuges, 98% of all fissile material and to reduce the maximum level of Uranium enrichment from 20% to 3.67% so Sasse is simply ignorant or a total liar, or both.
A Path Forward.
There are undoubtedly many cynical and self interested motives behind this agreement and much cause for wariness but the methods of conflict resolution that have succeeded in this case could be used to solve all human conflict (in theory at least) if the will was there to do so .The events of the post 911 era have proven yet again just how ineffective high explosives are in achieving positive political outcomes. War is a broken formula..
If the US can achieve detente with Iran, facilitated by Russia, how absurd is the new Cold War? It is completely ridiculous. The entire posture from the West towards Russia has been completely counterproductive since the end of the Cold War.
There is no rational basis for Russia and the United States to be enemies, any more than there was for the US and Iran, but Russia and the US have many more common interests even than Iran and the US. There is blame on all sides in the Ukraine but the West needs to accept that the multipolarity of power is now a fact and is not a threat to the West, only to the delusional world domination project. The West should help implement the Minsk accords, accept the annexation of Crimea as a consequence of the Maidan coup and abandon the anti-Russian sanctions that have caused unnecessary economic harm to both Russia and Europe to the benefit of none.
Iran & IAEA still to resolve ‘outstanding issues’ despite deal
The Plan — according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)
Israeli Nuclear Attack on Syria, All Known Footage
.*Sudan was partitioned in 2011. The new South Sudan state descended within months into a brutal Civil war that continues to this day. There are two Governing Authorities within the South Sudan, a catastrophically failed state from day one.
April 3rd, 2015. (in Washington D.C April the 2nd)
A Deal to Sign a Deal
As I write these words the US President is announcing that a deal has been made, at least a framework deal has been made with Iran and the West. Sanctions relief will be phased. The deal guarantees no Iran nuke, not that they were actually trying to build a bomb. A framework agreement has been reached, the actual deal has not been signed. The final agreement is scheduled to be signed at the end of June. This is a Geopolitical earthquake event and the aftershocks of this will be felt for decades no matter what happens.
Who is P5+1?
The P5 plus one refers to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council, being the USA, Russia, France, China and the UK, along with Germany.
A Big Day in the History of the Middle East.
It seems very dangerous to announce a framework before signing and gives opponents of the deal to go to work in the controlled media or a third party to attack Iran. They have made a deal but it has not been signed. This day may well prove to be an epoch changing day in the history of the Middle East,. This is one of those moments that appear to crystallise the fact that the geopolitical tectonic plates are shifting in the Middle East.
Yet on another level in another place the actions are more of the same. as it appears the US has undertaken attacks on the Houthis in Yemen, meaning they are simultaneously fighting on at least two sides in the Middle East. A ridiculous position.
This probably marks the end of the period of confrontation, albeit mostly rhetorical, between Iran and the West . The US National Threat Assessment almost entirely removed both Iran and Hezbollah from their lists of groups directly threatening the US.
Out in the Cold.
This is a devastating blow to both Israel and Saudi Arabia, intent as both seem to have been on causing the US to attack Iran. The positions of traditional allies Israel, Saudi Arabia and to a lesser extent Turkey appear to now be almost completely at odds with the US position in the region, at least the public version.
They appear to have been left behind almost. It is becoming clear, although only on an intuitive level, that the Saudi Government is going to be under severe attack from their own jihadist Frankenstein in the near future. It may not happen. Israel has now almost seemingly failed in it’s “dark goal” as World War 3 device. Decades of hard work have come to nothing.
Israel is not going to be violently destroyed. The hordes are never coming. They never were. That was why Israel almost always (1973 October war aside) had to play the aggressor role.
It was very interesting to watch the Israeli PM’s speech in response to this event. Netanyahu described the deal itself as a threat to Israel’s existence.He also claimed that Iran was currently engaged in attempt to destroy Israel with military force, a fanciful claim even by the Netanyahu standard.
The funny thing is that on a parallel level Netanyahu spoke at least part of the truth. The impending Nuclear deal between Iran and the West (plus Russia and China) threatens to put Israel out of business. Not out of the building a state business but out of the starting World War 3 business.
It genuinely seems to me that Israel was always to be the World War 3 device. My understanding having looked into it is that the contents of the Albert Pike-Guiseppe Mazzini “Three World Wars” letter were fabricated in the 1950s. Regardless. it seems to fit the known current facts. It looks like they wanted to use Israel to destroy the Muslim world Really destroy it and at the same time they wanted Israel to be violently destroyed in the same exchange. in whole or in part.
Then the real Third Temple will emerge from the Ashes of the Jewish State at a time that monotheism in general will be discredited by the engineered middle east apocalypse that will be depicted as a religious war but will actually be more like a decades in the making Bankers plot. The World War Three letter is a little bit like the Protocols, they may have been a fabrication at the time, but it seems someone found the program that is actually being implemented in there amongst the clearly doctored and directed document.
The fact of a document’s authenticity becomes academic when it is actually being implemented.
In order to achieve the apparent goal, Israel required an enemy capable of destroying it and Iran is the only state in the Middle East that remotely fits the bill. Without Iran as the enemy it will be very hard for them and they may have to try and look for Pakistan or another party as a new protagonist for their big final war.
Other than at least having Nuclear weapons and domestic militants, Pakistan is not close enough to Israel, is too pragmatic, has too many friends and it doesn’t make sense. If Iran leaves the game, makes peace with the West diplomatically speaking, the whole project will be facing failure. A failure so profound that even false flags may not be enough to save it.
Eyes on the Energy Prize.
This is about money as well as avoiding war. The Iran Oil infrastructure is decades old. The men from the Corporations want to build them new ones and boost production. Their billions appear temporarily at least to have trumped the other billions pouring in from the Israel lobby who will clearly immediately set about trying to destroy any deal.
A Bad Day for the World War Three Plotters.
This could be one of the decisive days that sees that World War Three does not take place, at least not in the Middle East. Unless it starts within the next three months, which seems unlikely but not impossible by any means.
This deal may have averted a war that would cost millions of lives. It’s still tentative, unconfirmed, but this is a geopolitical earthquake.
Despite the US’s bizarre support for the Saudi/Gulf rampage in Yemen, and a lot of strange events in Iraq, the US in Iraq and Syria of far greater importance than Yemen, the US is on the same side as Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah. This deal is a devastating blow to the Neoconservatives, the Israel lobby and the war party who have had maniacs aplenty in the controlled media calling for Iran to be bombed in recent weeks. Champion war monger and all round buffoon John Bolton called for bombs on Iran in the New York Times, he may get his way, but it seems almost impossible now that the bombs will come from American jets.
Switzerland: All nuclear-related sanctions on Iran to be dropped – Mogherini
‘Israel will try everything possible to undermine Iran nuclear deal’
Preempting the inevitable, even Netanyahu seemed somewhat deflated as quoted here by the Guardian.
ohn Kerry on Iran nuclear talks: agreement is a ‘solid foundation’ – live updates | World news | The Guardian
“Demanding that the international community “significantly” roll back Iran’s nuclear program, he vowed to fight the agreement in the coming months.”
“Any deal must significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear capabilities and stop its terrorism and aggression,” Netanyahu said on Twitter, minutes before the announcement from Lausanne.”
“Netanyahu has said he believes that the deal will leave Iran just months away from the point where it could make a nuclear bomb. He has also pointed to Iran’s support for Islamic militants across the region and its development of long-range missiles as cause for concern.”
Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, who oversees the monitoring of the nuclear program, said the deal was “disconnected from the sad reality” of the region. Earlier Steinitz had hinted strongly that Israel was still considering a military option as a last resort – although most analysts in Israel regard that as unlikely and opposed by many in Israel’s security establishment.Following Thursday’s announcement, Iran and the world powers are expected to work out the details of a final deal by the end of June. Since the declaration is far from being a real agreement, we will continue in our efforts to explain and persuade the world in the hope of preventing a bad agreement, or at least to insert corrections and improvements,” Steinitz said.”
They were all sounding terribly deflated. Perhaps it’s jackal time for them? Probably not.
Israel: Deal must include Iranian commitment to Israel’s right to exist – PM Netanyahu
This is the long press conference.
LIVE: Zarif, Mogherini speak to press following Iran nuclear talks
Explanation of P5.
There are fifteen members of the Security council, the permanent five all have veto power, the non permanent other ten members do not have veto power, and are voted in for limited terms that are largely ceremonial. The P5 by contrast, are always members no vote required. The veto is a big deal, because only the states with veto power can single handedly carry the fate of Security Council resolutions. Which can technically make war legal. Membership was allocated in the late 1940s it was carved up at the end of World War Two between the victors, and for some reason, France.
Iran, P5+1 joint statement calling for removal of all anti-Iran sanctions | Veterans Today
A Brief Overview of Modern Iran on the Eve of Probable Nuclear Framework Deal.
In recent days I have noticed a number of strangely ignorant works, from video makers I had hitherto liked and respected. on the subject of Iran.. It seems that the understanding of recent Iranian history and the nature of the Iranian Government is very low, especially in the United States.
Rather than chastise and rebuke the in my opinion, sadly ignorant I thought it might be better to outline my understanding of recent Iranian history in the hope of addressing in some small part, this unnecessary and unfortunate condition.
Hostages-1953 and 1979.
Because of the foolish and illegal hostage taking operation conducted by Iranian students at the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, the real truth about the hostage taking in Iran has been obscured. 1953 The CIA MI6 Coup-A Nation Taken Hostage for Big Oil.
The facts of the coup are largely undisputed, at least broadly, the CIA have publicly admitted to their role in the engineered departure from power of the elected Iranian President Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953..
Mossadegh was removed in order to preserve the financial interests of major Western oil corporations who perceived Mossadegh as a threat to the profitability of their Iran operations. Because the incident took place during the Cold War the US justified it’s actions by trying to claim Mossadegh was a “communist” a blatant and obvious untruth.
The coup was executed very cleverly with multiple strands of bribery of Iranian officials combined with staged street violence.
The violence was completely real but the rioters etc. were paid to make trouble by the CIA who were represented in Tehran at the time by a gentleman named Kermit Roosevelt Jr. who appears to have been rather clever, a quality operative. The coup had actually been in the hands of the British MI6 originally, but the CIA stepped in after the MI6 plotters were arrested during the planning phase.
The CIA returned the Iranian monarch, the Shah to power in the wake of the coup and the Dictator King stayed in power with the use of brutal and inhumane persecution of his enemies, assisted andoverseen by the CIA.
The group who finally emerged to overthrow the Shah in 1979 were the bearers of political Islam.
The removal of Mossadegh and the subsequent violent and oppressive excesses of the Shah’s security forces tore the centre from Iranian political life. The low and thuggish tactics radicalised and energised the opposition and the Conservative cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was installed as the “Supreme Leader” in the wake of the Islamic revolution he led to triumph upon his return from exile in February 1979. The US Embassy Incident.
The hostage taking of the Americans was an act of supreme foolishness, it was not ordered by the leadership of Iran but such was the popularity of the move that they chose not to do the right thing and free the hostages but instead held them for more than a year. It is worth noting that elements of the future Reagan administration sought to ensure the hostages were not released before the election so their candidate would benefit from the ongoing embarrassment to the then President Jimmy Carter. The US hostages were finally released within minutes of Reagan being sworn in as US President. Regardless of the complicity of Reagan administration officials who connived to keep the hostages imprisoned until after the election, The hostage taking was wrong. Diplomatic sites must always be protected, that is the Law, they are all “nests of spies” so that is no excuse for what happened.
The Iranian students transgression must however be seen in it’s proper context, being that the United States in the guise of the CIA and using the Shah as cut-out, had taken the ENTIRE IRANIAN NATION hostage for a quarter of a century between 1953 and the Iranian revolution of 1979, The US had a couple of dozen people (52) taken hostage for more than a year a regrettable incident and the people who had to go through that have my sympathy but the suffering and scale simply do not compare.
The way that the US and other Western media tell the hostage taking story, without managing to mention the context that the Iranian nation was taken hostage for a quarter of a century on the orders of Oil oligarchs leads to terrible ignorance and tremendous distortions.
Therefore when the citizens of the West are exposed to the cruder parts of the Iranian anti-Western and anti- US rhetoric they completely misunderstand what they are seeing.
The Iranians, pro Government Iranian people will often chant “Death to America.” Many Americans respond to this provocative rhetoric with the fundamental misunderstanding that the people of Iran dislike or threaten them. They do not.
The “Death to America” rhetoric does not say nor imply “death to Americans” they are talking about death to the US empire or more specifically to the power of the US in the middle east and central Asia. The reasons for this are fairly obvious. Israel and the US wars of aggression.
The Iranian leadership still, like every Government, point to the failings of the previous Government long after taking power. The anti American rhetoric is a way the Government of Iran assets it’s legitimacy and contrasts itself with the rule of the Shah, a western puppet.
The reason the anti- American rhetoric is still popular rests solely on the violent actions of the US and Israel (with US support) and are grounded in the understandable resentment this violence generates. None of it has anything whatsoever to do with attacking the United States nor the people of the United States although it could be argued that the use of the somewhat inflated rhetoric is counter-productive enabling Iran’s Zionist enemies to incorrectly paint the nation as a threat to the West. Iran as a Regional Power.
Over the past several decades, the Government of Iran has repeatedly capitalised on the violent actions of the US, Israel and others in order to build a broad base of power in the Middle East.
Iran supported Hezbollah in Lebanon, retained an alliance with the Assad Government of Syria under both Hafeez and Bashar al Assad, and when the US invaded and occupied Iraq, pro-Iran political parties became the most powerful in the “new” Iraq and Iran also supported a number of Shia militia groups in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
In each case, certainly in Lebanon, and Iraq the Government of Iran did not provoke or seek war but rather capitalised on the violent blunders of the US and Israel. Because the groups the Iranian government supported were very effective in Lebanon and very numerous in Democratic Iraq, pro Iran groups achieved greater power in these nations.
This ascension to power was not based on any special Iranian machinations or a sectarian agenda, the support paid off because the Government of Iran supported the same groups that the people on the ground supported in defensive wars in response to aggression inflicted upon them by external enemies.
The situation in Yemen is somewhat more complex and difficult. Yemen is something of a failed state and has been in state of low or high intensity civil war throughout it’s history.
Saudi Arabia, in it’s delusion perceives itself as a regional leader and a leader of Muslims. The Government of Saudi Arabia has tried to achieve power in the Middle East by mimicking the Iran tactic of funding friendly militias in regional wars. The tactics of the House of Saud have failed miserably due to the fact that the militants they support do not enjoy popular support, due to their sectarian outlook, ultra-violent tactics and extremist intolerance.
Saudis Attack Yemen.
So facing defeat in a broad swathe of regional wars with Syria the centrepiece, Saudi Arabia chose to attack Yemen in the past week, where the Shia Houthi group apparently supported by Iran had recently taken armed control of the capital Sa’na whilst attacking Sunni extremist fighters of the al Qaeda Yemen branch in southern Yemen.
America’s traditional allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia are intensely threatened by a potential Iran nuclear deal and are determined to stop it at any cost. The Yemen attack appears to be a desperate Saudi move that will backfire severely. It also appears that the Houthi fighters may have overreached somewhat in their political and military ambitions. There is a high level of mistrust in Yemen, along North–South and possibly also Sunni-Shia lines. (the nation was previously divided into two states North and South Yemen from the 1960s until 1990) The Houthis represent the North and also Shia Islam and thus could not realistically hope to form the core of a National Government.
The Saudi air attacks on Houthi positions in Yemen have taken a tremendous toll on a civilian populace that lacks resources at the best of times. Hundreds are civilians are dead at the hands of the Saudi Fighter jets including dozens when an internal refugee camp was recently bombed.
The Air Offensive was preceded a week earlier by a devastating series of supposed “suicide attacks” claimed by “IS”, it may have been drones that conducted the attacks that killed more than a hundred in 3 Shia mosques. The Nuclear Deal.
If the Government of Iran and the P5+1 reach a Nuclear deal, this will have no impact on the day to day lives of the American people. There will be no cost to the US taxpayer. If anything, a deal will save the United States from having to potentially fight another unwinnable Trillion dollar war in the Middle East that achieves nothing and does not come in response to any real threat. The Iranian Government and the Iranian State do not pose any threat whatsoever to the people of the United States and never have done.
Under the US Constitution the President has the sole responsibility for the foreign policy. The Iran deal is not another NAFTA, a deal that is imposed on the people of the US without their input that has the ability to have a huge negative impact on their lives and sovereignty,
The opposition of the Congress and Senate to an Iran deal speaks only to the sad fact that these politicians views were co-opted long ago by the Israel lobby.
The very notion that the pro-Israel anti- Iran deal US Senators and House Members are actually representing the interests of the people of the United States is both quaint and frankly, laughable. If you look at the pattern of behaviour from the politicians of the US Congress and Senate, it will be clear that they are cheering for every war no matter how disastrous. These same politicians accede to every last globalist demand when it comes to transnational agreements.
In order to hide their true nature, these politicians cycle through a constant stream of fake threats and phony stories but nothing can hide the fact that these infantile Western Supremacists and their Zionist controlled media supporters are in fealty to the Israel lobby and this dominates their every pronouncement on any Middle East issue. They have zero credibility, the incoming head of the House Senate Intelligence Committee has taken warm photos in recent years with two separate IS leaders! Senator John McCain had a meeting with the “Caliph” Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria and is also depicted warmly with the man who now leads the IS in Libya Abdel Hakim Belhaj, both photos are from within the past three years. This is not some unhappy distant event, these are the allies of the Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee!
The same terror groups that are also supported by his Israeli masters. Individuals such as Senator McCain and their antics defy credulity. The idea that they have any credibility in any discussion on any Foreign policy matter is simply ludicrous and insulting.
McCain’s position and role in the political power structure of the US is simply another sad sign that the US Empire is in it’s end times phase, the crash is going to be painful and Iran has absolutely nothing to do with it. The Government of Iran does not and have never posed the slightest threat to the people of the United States or any Westerner inside the West.
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