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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump's trash talk takes turn, tacks back
[PRESSTV] By Daniel Patrick Welch

US President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
’s aborted attack on Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
reveals a few things about the state of the empire. In the first place, it is still an act of war, as was the spy drone Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down last week.

The thing is, both parties want this war and Trump’s ego actually saved him from a huge mistake. He’s probably trying to have it both ways, as is his style. He doesn’t want to be responsible for starting (expanding, really) yet another war; but he wants to use the bullying tools in the empire’s kit.

I mean think about the logic. First, on trying to split hairs about a US spy plane collecting sensitive data 8000 miles from home, and now saying that the empire is showing ’restraint’ by not launching air strikes. It’s like the schoolyard bully saying ’I almost punched you for refusing to give me your lunch money, but I didn't. It's your lucky day.’

And the Democrats, the fake domestic ’resistance’ to the Trump regime, attack him for everything except the wars. On that they are in lockstep, except for a few marginal voices the corporate media and party machine are working overtime to silence and exclude.

It is shocking (though I suppose it shouldn’t be) that the US’s toadying vassals and allies still buy into obviously ridiculous narratives like the suggestion that Iran blew up a Japanese oil tanker while the PM was in country for a state visit. These vassals are like the domestic loyal opposition. They hate Trump because he is a boorish, Ugly American (Orange Man Bad) while completely backing all the wars and lies of empire.

This version of alternate reality, collectively referred to as the West, or, laughably, the International Community, is extremely powerful and still sits atop the pile of wealth they have plundered from the rest of the world. But outside this bubble, and in the lower ranks of its own populations, nobody is buying the bullshit. Japan doesn’t even believe it. Certainly no one with a mind independent of the propaganda matrix gives a second thought to what has become the Gulf of Tonkin du jour.

No lie can live forever, though the US and its willing exponents of global white supremacy sure are giving this trope a run for its money. And they will fight to the bitter end to keep the truth from upending their centuries’ long reign of terror.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Daniel Patrick Welch is an American writer and political commentator based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Herb, is that you?
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  You mean Chive Turkey.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/22/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Tell me his picture isn't what you expected?

You can't.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/22/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#4  (From #8 Bobby's link) ...He believes firmly as did Rosa Luxemburg that "It will always be the most revolutionary act to tell the truth out loud."
He idolizes a German Red that was executed by the German Whites in the 1919 Spartacist Uprising. Okay... That type of flake, bet he would do an Orwellian flip-flop if it was to help some Commie regime...
Posted by: magpie || 06/22/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  I love that people talk about me when I'm not around.

He's right though. Nobody believes it. Hey, how about that Iraq war? Worked out real well didn't it?

The guilt by association logical fallacy is no way to argue. Come on. Do better. Present facts, evidence, past behavior patterns. Think about who benefits and who wants this war. Certainly not the American people.



Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/22/2019 20:02 Comments || Top||

#6  You're not talked about, you're ridiculed. Badge of honor? Kinda like an ex-wife saying "Adequate? No. Kinda .... No"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2019 20:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Herb, why does it not concern you that you are saying exactly the same things as a totalitarian regime that has been open about its plans to destroy the Big Satan (us) and the Little Satan (Israel) since 1980, which has repeatedly blown up Jewish and American targets around the world over the years since then? They publicly rededicate themselves to war with us with every military parade — we’ve seen it over and over again here at Rantburg, which you know about because you’ve been hanging out here since the beginning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/22/2019 22:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Caption for Bobby's pic: "Well... are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Trotsky?"
Posted by: Ebbaick Lumplump4456 || 06/22/2019 23:46 Comments || Top||


Trump refuses to take the bait mullahs (and Democrats) hoped he would
[AMERICANTHINKER] The shared goal of the mullahs and the Democrats was to create a no-win situation for the president: if he attacks Iran, he risks being drawn into a shooting war, a move that is not likely to be popular and could easily cost him his re-election. It could also very likely drive a wedge between the United States and its allies that are cooperating in the sanctions against Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
that are seriously hurting it. That is the mullahs' goal, and they are more than happy to risk loss of life and facilities in order to achieve it.

For the Democrats, the prime goal is something to criticize. And they are attacking Trump for even considering launching an attack, while the Morning Joe crew today on MSNBC trashed him for vacillation.

The president clearly is in a situation requiring he play 3- or 4-dimensional chess. He has to deal with Democrats anxious to attack him no matter what he does; our allies who want Iranian oil and markets for their goods; the mullahs who want nuclear weapons and the end of sanctions and friction among our allies; and his base, including many hawks who crave retaliation if not war.

Because Obama's JCPOA Iran deal ensured that the mullahs would get nukes ten years after it began, it was unacceptable. Trump knows that, but Democrats ignore it.

So long as he can avoid war, time is on Trump's side, as the sanctions are strangling Iran. He's offered the mullahs forsaking regime change as a goal, but clearly wants something in return for that offer, probably abandonment of their nuclear arsenal and a robust inspections regime to verify it. That is not something they want, but his job is to make it the better option they face.

We live in interesting times, I am afraid. My guess is that the mullahs will escalate. My further guess is that Trump will find means other than a conventional military attack to retaliate.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1 
I'm inclined to think that what is needed here is patience. Our largest problem is Russia, China, etc., working around the sanctions. If this cannot be accomplished then Iran's economy seems destined to become more weak than currently. Growing dissatisfaction should bring a change in that government's behavior. I would enjoy seeing their beards removed by scantily clad damsels gyrating to Iranian underground R&R. It all takes time.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 06/22/2019 18:59 Comments || Top||

#2 
I'm inclined to think that what is needed here is patience. Our largest problem is Russia, China, etc., working around the sanctions. If this cannot be accomplished then Iran's economy seems destined to become more weak than currently. Growing dissatisfaction should bring a change in that government's behavior. I would enjoy seeing their beards removed by scantily clad damsels gyrating to Iranian underground R&R. It all takes time.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 06/22/2019 19:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I think we should insult Iran seriously. Consider them irrelevant and assign them to VP Pence:


Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 06/22/2019 21:12 Comments || Top||



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