Trump murdered Qassem Soleimani for “saying bad things” about the USG, according to The Hill. The president, gathered Friday at Mar-a-Lago with donors and supporters, also threatened Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader.
The so-called “Supreme Leader” of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe. Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering. He should be very careful with his words!
In other words, if the leader of Iran criticizes the USG for wrecking Iran’s economy and forcing hardship on the people through sanctions, he might find himself targeted by a Hellfire missile.
For Trump, however, criticizing the USG for its endless war crimes comes in second to personally insulting the stable genius. On the day Trump made this threat, Khamenei characterized Trump as a clown, and this prompted the president to basically say he will kill the leader of a foreign nation for saying bad things about him.
Iran’s supreme leader said President Trump is a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs https://t.co/Yf8B1yKiVj
It should be noted Khamenei is not stranger to assassination attempts. In 1981, Mujahedin-e Khalq tried to kill him with an exploding tape recorder, which seriously injured Khamenei, who was Iranian president at the time. His right arm was paralyzed by the attack.
MEK was delisted as a terrorist organization by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The murderous organization, guilty of killing American citizens, is lauded on both sides of the artificial political divide. For instance, the former Marxist terror cult has shared friendly relationships with the likes of Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton, Ed Rendell, R. James Woolsey, Porter Goss, Louis Freeh, Michael Mukasey, James L. Jones, Tom Ridge, and Howard Dean. Most receive piles of money for their support.
Imagine the result if Trump was injured by an exploding tape recorder and the culprit was Iran. The exceptional nation, with its neocons running foreign policy, would waste no time bombing the hell out of Iran, killing thousands, and this would be cheered on by the American people, so easily hoodwinked and ready to believe lies.
This is precisely why Iran has yet to seriously confront the USG despite its four decades of economic warfare and absurd propaganda pegging it as the world’s top international terrorist nation. However, if we step outside of Bizarro World for a moment and confront reality, we will discover that the USG is the number one terror organization in the world.
Iran has to go because it is a symbol of resistance to bankster neoliberalism. Donald Trump is the current Mafia don for the financial elite. He is threatening to kill the top leader of Iran—its spiritual as well as political leader—and if he manages to do that, there will be serious blowback, not only against the USG military bases scattered around the Middle East, but quite possibly in the American heartland as well, including the targeting of neocons and others pushing for a war that would benefit Israel and further deplete America’s treasure (or rather, require more debt piled on future generations) and spill an incalculable amount of blood.
It’s antisemitism time. If you criticize Israel and the cadre of chickenhawk neocons steering Donald Trump’s foreign policy, you will be pilloried and exiled to the political wilderness, forever condemned as a white supremacist.
Scratch a little bit beneath the surface and you will discover at the core of this anti-free speech campaign a rabid Zionist, the same Zionist agitators responsible for advocating and organizing the murder of over a million Iraqis.
It’s no longer permissible to criticize Jewish neocons. The very word “neocon” is considered an antisemitic slur because most of these chickenhawk war criminals are Jewish. It is never mentioned in the NYT or WaPo that the second Iraq mass murder campaign was strictly a Zionist (another word that will get you labeled an antisemite) affair designed to benefit Israel at the expense of the United States.
Jon Schwarz, writing for The Intercept, tells us something many of us already knew—the forever war neocons are embedded deep within the Trump administration, led by David Wurmser.
“An influential neoconservative in President George W. Bush’s White House who became a significant force behind the push for war with Iraq in 2003, Wurmser has recently been serving as an informal adviser to the Trump administration, according to new reporting from Bloomberg News. In that capacity, Wurmser helped make the case for the recent drone strike that assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassim Suleimani,” Schwarz writes.
During the reign of the second dynastic Bush, Wurmser advised Dick Cheney on how best to destroy Iraq and immiserate millions of people and kill what turned out to be a million and a half Iraqis, the vast majority innocent civilians.
Wurmer’s inside man in the Trump WH was John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser and one of the most vociferous and hateful non-Jewish individuals within the creative destruction klatch. Bolton’s over the top calls for endless violence, cruelty, and his apparent inability to kowtow to the narcissist Trump resulted in his departure from the administration.
Bolton may be gone but the Zionist blueprint for undermining Israel’s neighbors and gobbling up as much land and expelling (in addition to torturing and murdering) as many native inhabitants as possible. This is being driven from afar and in secret by David Wurmser and his equally repugnant wife, Meyrav, from the heights of the vile Zionists outfit, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Meyrav helped found the organization. As well, she is the director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the neocon-infested Hudson Institute.
Her husband played a key role in the pro-Zionist formulations at the American Enterprise Institute, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies. The Wurmsers are rock-ribbed Zionist provocateurs.
David Wurmser might be considered a guardian of the neocon mission. In 2018, he sent a letter to Newt Gingrich demanding then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson purge all staffers at the State Department not sufficiently loyal to Trump—that is to say, not sufficiently loyal to the neocon cause, which is Israel’s cause.
He is responsible in large part (along with his wife, Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle) for A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm, a document prepared for incoming Likud PM Bibi Netanyahu. The document recommends working closely with “Turkey and Jordan to contain, destabilize, and roll back” regional threats (for instance, advocating on behalf of the Palestinians) and using “Israeli proxy forces” based in Lebanon for “striking Syrian military targets in Lebanon.”
If that should “prove insufficient, [Israel should strike] at select targets in Syria proper.” It argues “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, even rolling back Syria.” This would create a “natural axis” between Israel, Jordan, a Hashemite Iraq, and Turkey that “would squeeze and detach Syria from the Saudi Peninsula,” which “could be the prelude to a redrawing of the map of the Middle East, which could threaten Syria’s territorial integrity.”
The staying power of the neocons—analogous to the grip of a pit bull—is one of the more remarkable political stories of our time. The exit of the neocons during the second term of George W. Bush was viewed by many as a purge from the government of a group of fanatical ideologues doing the work of a foreign government.
The neocons, of course, didn’t disappear—they slunk back to their think tanks and foundations and conspired with more politically palatable (and more skilled at telling lies) “humanitarian interventionists” in the Obama administration.
The result was 30,000 dead in Libya, the engineered influx of crazed Wahhabi mercenaries in Syria (over 600,000 Syrians killed thus far) under the direction of the cackling war criminal Hillary Clinton, then-Secretary of State.
Obama also continued and expanded Bush’s illegal drone murder program and intensified the war against whistleblowers such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. Obama redoubled the war on investigative journalism. Despite all this, Democrats consider Obama a saint.
It has been obvious for many months that Donald Trump is nothing if not an automaton for the Israelis. He routinely fawns over Israeli war criminals and medieval Saudi head-choppers. He has given Israel whatever it wants—billions of dollars a year, recognition through an embassy in contested Jerusalem, a thumbs-up for Israel’s theft of around 700 square miles of land in Syria, encouragement to finally annex the West Bank and squeeze out the Palestinians, considered drugged cockroaches in a bottle by the Zionist settler-racists, and a program aimed at the heart of the Bill of Rights in America to stifle any criticism of this brutal little racist state and its war on Palestinian women and children (along with shooting, killing, and maiming activists, medics, and journalists).
Of course, Donald Trump is a dupe for fanatical Zionists determined to expel all Arabs and non-Jewish goyim from its half-pint country established on mass graves and the bloody remains of terror attacks (the King David Hotel, Deir Yassin, Lydda, al-Dawayima, Qibya, and many others).
Trump’s brain is not his own. It is owned by his orthodox Jewish son-in-law and his converted wife. The president’s obsessively self-referential brain is influenced by Sheldon Adelson (he gave Trump over $100 million during the campaign) and his wife Miriam (who wants a “Book of Trump” inserted in the Old Testament), in addition to other Jewish mega-donors, and a groundswell of enthusiastic support among orthodox Jewish voters.
Thus it is hardly a surprise the neocon’s neocon, David Wurmser, is a puppet master driving USG foreign policy in the Middle East. He has the chops, the experience, the appetite for dispossessing and arranging the murder of Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians, and Lebanese.
The USG Mafia hit on Qassem Soleimani is part of a larger murder campaign, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
For the former tank commander, murder—not simply double-tapping the target with a firearm, but blowing him into meaty chunks with a Hellfire missile—is “real deterrence.”
Pompeo said during a speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute “there was ‘a bigger strategy’ behind the killing of Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, Iran’s elite foreign espionage and paramilitary force.
“President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.
“Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you’re in fact willing to do so,” Pompeo said, adding that the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal from which Trump withdrew in 2018 had emboldened Tehran.
The USG Mafia Hit Strategy on steroids is not confined to threatening Iran, however. Pompeo eluded to Russia and China’s leaders being assassinated.
“The importance of deterrence isn’t confined to Iran,” Pompeo said. “In all cases, we must deter foes to defend freedom. That’s the whole point of President Trump’s work to make our military the strongest it’s ever been.”
He cited the resumption of lethal military aid to Ukraine for defense against Russia-backed separatists, Trump’s withdrawal from an arms control accord with Moscow and tests of a new U.S. intermediate-range cruise missile.
Pompeo also pointed to increased U.S. naval exercises in the South China Sea in response to China’s militarization of disputed islands and Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports as aspects of the administration’s deterrence strategy.
“We’re restoring credibility to deterrence,” he said.
Pompeo didn’t come out and say Trump’s government will steer Hellfire missiles specifically at Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, or even Kim Jung-un. The message, however, is inescapable, especially for folks opposed to neoliberal crony capitalist domination of their national economies, industries, public services, and natural resources
Iran wants a nuke to prevent an attack by the USG in collaboration with the Zionist government in Israel. Ditto, North Korea. It remembers when the USG bombed virtually every city, town, and hamlet in the country and killed a third of the population. No doubt the mullahs in Tehran vividly recall Muammar Gaddafi’s fate. They also remember how the CIA colluded with the Brits to overthrow the democratically elected government of Iran and installed a monarchial tyrant.
It is entirely rational to seek the most effective deterrent to foreign invasion and mass murder campaigns waged relentlessly by the crony capitalist neolib USG and its little vicious client, Israel, the racist state where only Jews are considered first-class citizens and Arabs are tortured and killed—or at best maimed (during anti-occupation protests, Israel snipers are instructed to aim for the eyes).
For neocons, Trumpsters, and Fox News teleprompter readers, “taking out” Soleimani in Mafia hit fashion “was a brilliant move.”
Yes, of course, murdering leaders of recalcitrant nations is considered a “brilliant move” by psychopaths. The Italian-Jewish Mafia killed opponents one-by-one or in small groups while the USG kills opponents in the thousands, even the millions. The Gambino family and Kosher Nostra founded by Arnold Rothstein (who was himself assassinated) would have loved to take out their opponents with Reaper drones and Hellfire missiles, courtesy of witless US taxpayers and debt-serfs.
State Department officials involved in U.S. embassy security were not made aware of imminent threats to four specific U.S. embassies, two State Department officials said, further undermining Trump’s claims that Soleimani posed an imminent threat. https://t.co/sG9ZXyxOa3
USG embassies were not and are not under threat by Iran. In Iraq, the people protesting outside the embassy are Iraqis. They want the USG and its contractors out of their country which is still reeling from Bush the Lesser’s invasion, a follow-up on more than a decade of child-killing (over 500,000) sanctions and a previous invasion by Junior’s father, the former CIA boss who would become president.
Corporate war propaganda media is pushing the narrative that Trump impulsively decided to slaughter Soleimani, as if it simply came to him out of the blue.
.@douglaslondon5, who retired from CIA at the end of 2018, writes that he and his team “often struggled in persuading the president to recognize the most important threats” because of Trump’s “focus on celebrity, headlines, and immediate gratification.” https://t.co/1SlVDNb44l
Hardly. This is simply another anti-Trump gimmick. If you look beyond this one-dimensional pre-election circus, you’ll see Trump’s orthodox Jewish son-in-law, Sheldon Adelson, and a cast of Zionist characters steering the president into war with Israel’s enemies. Indeed, Trump is driven by a pathological need for attention and this has been successfully exploited by neocons in the service of a tiny nation based on racial and religious superiority.
The basic method Trump used to kill Soleimani was developed by the Israelis >30 years ago. Here’s a screen shot from “Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations,” by Israeli author Ronen Bergman, here describing Israeli developments in late 1980s pic.twitter.com/MWKifPPjPF
The neolib USG with its Israel-first neocon faction is the largest and most deadly Mafia organization in the world. The US government has killed millions since the end of FDR’s war under false pretense and has overthrown countries far and wide. It trains and enables sadistic paramilitaries, has armed crazed Wahhabi jihadists, and is the only country to have used a nuclear weapon against innocent civilians.
Social media produces idiots, know-nothings raging about Iran and how unfair it is when a US citizen is killed by people who want invaders and occupiers to leave their country, which was mostly destroyed by the USG and its corporate partners in crime.
An American was killed by Iran’s top terrorist, leaving a wife & 2 small children in California without a husband or father.
The “Trump War Room,” a fitting name for a social media account posting faux patriotic hogwash, is not concerned about the million-plus Iraqis killed by the USG and its money-grubbing “national security” partners.
Meanwhile, Mark Levin, masquerading as a constitutionalist, finds it very interesting that the CIA and USAID folks are disrupting and destabilizing Iran.
Yes, Mark, it is very interesting when neocons and Zionists work covertly to destabilize countries, subvert elections, assassinate leaders, insert malware, organize violent demonstrations against the medieval mullahs for USG propaganda purposes, and wage relentless economic war, impoverishing millions.
Political opportunists, such as the dynastically entitled one-time black-faced PM of Canada, are squeezing the shot-down Ukrainian airliner mishap for all it is worth, which isn’t much.
“If there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” said Trudeau. https://t.co/NA5P6flxRF
Trudeau spoke with Global National‘s Dawna Friesen on Monday about the Canadian response to the plane crash and the ongoing work happening to support the families, identify the victims, and hold Iran to account in the investigation into how the missile that took down the plane was fired.
Not much to investigate here. Iran, blinded by the fog of Israel and Trump’s war, accidentally shot down a civilian jetliner, same as the USG when it shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988, killing 290 innocent civilians. The USS Vincennes lobbed a surface-to-air missile at the domestic aircraft while the warship sat parked in Iranian territorial waters.
Flight 752 is receiving widespread coverage and has provided Israel and the United States with additional war propaganda talking points. Of course, there is no mention of Israel shooting down Libyan Flight 114 traveling from Tripoli to Cairo in 1973, killing 108 innocents.
And of course the Libyan Airliner Flight 114 that entered Israeli-controlled airspace over the Sinai Peninsula in 1973 and was shot down by two Israeli F-4 Phantom II fighters because it refused to land!
The US neocons, attached at birth to Israel and the Zionist agenda, hate Donald Trump so much they can’t bring themselves to admit he is the most pro-Zionist president in US history.
Pompeo should be subpoenaed to testify if he won’t appear voluntarily. Allowing him to squirm away will beget more lying and disrespect for Cong. Senate should pass war powers resolution; Congressmust restrict funds to attack Iran absent consultation. https://t.co/gq2jVGp3EP
Here is “Republican Leader and Representative of California’s 23rd District in the House of Representatives,” Kevin McCarthy.
All of Congress can support a common-sense resolution that: 1️⃣ Condemns the government of Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian plane 2️⃣ Expresses unequivocal support for Iranian protesters 3️⃣ Calls on Iranian regime to not use force against its own peoplehttps://t.co/XafKDIVafr
Common sense, Mr. McCarthy, would dictate you call for the removal of our troops from the Middle East, the end of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to the sort of mass murder you and your fellow corporate crony serving colleagues support without consulting the people you supposedly represent.
But then both “conservative” and “liberal” statists follow national security state marching orders handed down from above, and the American people—who do the fighting and dying in addition to paying the bills—are only relevant when the election circus comes to town.
Israel never gets tired of demanding Americans pay for wars that have zero benefit for the American people and in fact diminish their security as the victims seek retribution (as demonstrated by the death of the US contractor mentioned above).
The “Jewish state” never gets tired of fear tactics or coming off like the boy who cried wolf, claiming Iran will nuke the entire world if the neocon-dominated USG war machine doesn’t flatten the country like it did Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Syria.
It is, naturally, antisemitic to point out the truth—these are wars for Israel and they have zero benefit for America.
BREAKING: The IDF reportedly believe Iran will have sufficient enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb by the end of 2020https://t.co/xdA5weM0zZ
In a perfect world, the USG would have never invented atomic weapons, thus motivating everybody else to develop and deploy nukes (in Israel’s case, by stealing the technology). This includes Iran. It knows that if it has deployable nuclear weapons, Israel and the US will be far less likely to invade.
It should not come as a surprise that the Silicon Valley warmongers, masquerading as touchy-feely liberals and progressives, are busy shutting down any opposition to the ongoing plan to get a war going against Iran. This includes not only antiwar citizens but the leaders of target countries not allowed to voice concern and opposition to the invasion of their nations and the mass murder that will ensue.
For some reason Twitter has temporarily restricted access to the account of Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader.
Khamenei is not alone—there are thousands of us cut-off from social media for the crime of calling out the warmongers. The next war will march forward emboldened by neocon lies and without the threat of serious resistance by the commoners, debt-serfs who will be forced at gunpoint to pay for endless war and be expected to quietly and without complaint bury the dead.
The shoot-down of a Ukrainian airliner is the latest propaganda ploy by the state to further demonize Iran and prepare for war. Unfortunately, there are a lot of folks who experience amnesia during such events.
In case you missed it, Iran did shoot down that civilian passenger plane killing all 176 people on board because their backwards country is too GD incompetent to wait for an airspace to be clear of civilian aircraft before launching a missile attack. https://t.co/r7Z72PkkfR
Trump adviser Sean Hannity is calling for the president to use “the full force of the greatest, most advanced, most sophisticated military this world has ever seen” to flatten Iran and engage in the mass murder of Iranian civilians.
He is not alone. It appears many alt-righters are calling for war crimes, including talk show performance artist Alex Jones.
I received an email this morning from an Infowars watcher who says Alex Jones declared at the outset of his show today its OK for the USG to assassinate foreign leaders. Once upon a time, Alex Jones pretended to be a defender of the Constitution and the rule of law, but now that his guy is president, Jones is a reformulated neocon.
Meanwhile, Republicans are coming out of the woodwork in an effort to outdo each other in blaming Iran for past terrorist attacks.
Amazing to listen to GOP talking points right now on Soleimani:
Rep. Scott Perry blames Soleimani personally for 1983 attack on Marine barracks in Beirut (he was 25 years old at the time) and for Khobar Towers, an Al Qaeda attack falsely blamed in Iran. pic.twitter.com/t5miejxidW
Rep. Scott, like his president, is a geopolitical ignoramus. Soleimani had nothing to do with the bombing in Saudi Arabia. Initially, the blame was placed on “Saudi Islamic militants, including many veterans of the Afghan War,” according to The New York Times.
The FBI eventually blamed Iran, as required by political expediency. What is forgotten here is that the FBI did this to derail Bill Clinton’s thawing of relations with Iran and its then-president, Mohammad Khatami. Ever since, the US has blamed Iran and its “proxy,” Hezbollah for all manner of evil in the Middle East.
Never mind that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. John Shalikashvili, admitted at the time there wasn’t enough evidence to blame any group or individual.
In 2001, an indictment was issued in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, Virginia charging members of both the Lebanese and Saudi versions of Hezbollah for the attack. Eight Saudis were also charged. The 9/11 whitewash commission bent over backward to blame Osama bin Laden. Soleimani was not mentioned.
In fact, at the time, Soleimani was the IRGC commander in Kerman Province. He was busy fighting the Kurds. He didn’t become Quds commander until 1998, two years after the Khobar Towers bombing.
William Perry, Clinton’s Sec. of Defense, was confused about where the blame should be pinned—on al-Qaeda or Iran. During a June 2007 interview Perry, however, said: “he now believes al-Qaida rather than Iran was behind a 1996 truck bombing at an American military base.”
By 2006, it was official. The high court judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled that Iran and Hezbollah were directly responsible for the attack, never mind the absence of evidence (this is now a routine practice).
None of this is relevant now that Republicans are demanding full-fledged war on Iran, thus potentially soon providing Israel with a belated Hanukkah and Asarah B’Tevet present.
“Iran launched an attack against our brave men and women in the region,” said the talk show host. “For years, since 1979, they’ve been at war with us.”
In fact, these “brave men and women” are illegally and violently occupying a country that never threatened America or the US government. Hannity the historical and geopolitical retard did not mention the fact widespread hatred of the USG by average Iranians is the result of Eisenhower and the Brits overthrowing the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammed Mosaddeq, and then installing the Shah and his CIA and Mossad trained SAVAK secret police.
This is precisely why Hannity is cognitively challenged. As history amply demonstrates, the CIA is a far larger threat than Iran or even Russia and China. It is directly responsible for overthrowing Iran’s government. It has a long and extremely bloody track record and is guilty of participating directly and indirectly in the murder of millions of people since its creation as the primary covert terror component of the national security state.
Next up, the Zionist shill Mark Levin. This “conservative” has turned history upside down with his lies and misinformation.
Why does the NY Slimes ignore the atrocities committed by the murderous Iranian Islamonazi regime?
Have the mullahs of Iran murdered opponents? You bet. This is something all states do, and the USG and Israel are at the top of the list. However, Iran is not killing US and Israeli scientists or engaging in concerted economic warfare against America and its people. Iran is not bombing its neighbors and stealing their land. It is not assassinating the Joint Chiefs of Staff or neocons advocating bombing Iran (like big-time Israel and Trump booster Sheldon Adelson called for).
Finally, the son of Trump has provided us with yet another example of the manufactured war between Republicans and Democrats.
Will the Democrat Iran fan club in Congress still do whatever they can to cheer-lead for the regime? My guess is 100% yes, unfortunately.
Democrats have a support Iran fan club, according to Junior. This is delusion, hallucination, dishonesty, malfeasance, and the continuation of brazen and stupid lies, the sort of behavior that should be expected from the son of a guy who learned his political chops from his personal lawyer, the miscreant Roy Cohen.
This fellow fails to name the group allegedly responsible—Kata’ib Hezbollah, depicted as a zombified Iranian proxy. (On the other hand, this attack may be a false flag to drive the war narrative forward and keep the heat on Iran. Point is, we really don’t know.)
Kata’ib Hezbollah is a Shia paramilitary organization formed when George Bush and his neocon handlers invaded Iraq in 2003. It was specifically organized to resist Dick Cheney’s illegal and brutal invasion. It’s leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was murdered along with Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani on January 3.
Additionally, the chattering teleprompter readers and newspaper scribblers say almost nothing in regard to the Preamble to the 1899 Hague Convention II on Land War (specifically the Martens Clause) or the 1977 Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts. Article 1, Paragraph 4 refers to armed conflicts “in which peoples are fighting against colonial domination and alien occupation and against racist regimes.”
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was killed specifically for his resistance to US occupation in addition to his relationship with Iran, which was natural considering he was a Shia Muslim, as are most Iraqis, and there are strong religious and cultural ties between what are now Iraqi and Iranian Shias.
But we are not allowed to hear any of that from the war media. Instead, we are told Iran is responsible for the deaths of US soldiers illegally occupying Iraq. Forgotten is that fact both Sunni and Shia Iraqis have resisted US occupation for well over a decade. In the United States of Lies, this resistance is depicted as terrorism.
Soleimani was murdered because he planned to talk with the Saudis about deescalating tension in the Middle East. Trump’s high-tech Mafia hit on Soleimani was also designed to please the Israelis. They have waged an assassination campaign against Palestinian activists for more than sixty years. Additionally, they have murdered a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and Lebanese Hezbollah leaders and activists (most notoriously Sayyed Abbas Musawi in 1992). It is safe to say the double hit in Baghdad was coordinated with the Israelis.
Donald Trump is the most outspoken pro-Zionist president in US history. The Zionist agenda, most urgently advocated by Bibi Netanyahu lo these many years, calls for the destruction of Iran on par with the destruction of Iraq and similar criminal acts in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya by Bush, Obama, and Trump. Iranian nukes serve as a pretext, however flimsy, to realize the Israeli agenda of political control in neighboring states and the further annexation of land in the Golan and the West Bank (and no doubt beyond; the Israelis have coveted Lebanon’s water resources for decades, i.e., Operation Litani).
Donald Trump’s Kabuki theater of Fire and Fury must drive the neocons and Israelis up a wall, though. It was a different story under Bush. The neocons simply told a bunch of less than plausible lies, the media did the propagandizing and mesmerizing in preparation for the mass murder to follow, and it was off to the races.
It can be said we were a somewhat different people in the first couple of years after 9/11. Now most people distracted, they’re inured to war, it has become part of the cultural fabric, it is endlessly portrayed as service to the nation in defense of freedom and liberty—and it’s all bullshit.
Here’s what the corporate media never tells you.
The killing of US soldiers in occupied Iraq is legal self-defense and resistance to alien occupation. Iran is not firing ineffective Katyusha rockets into the occupation Green Zone, Iraqis are. Iran is certainly provoking and assisting and can you really blame them? Brother and sister Shias just over the border are long-term occupied by alien invaders and the invaders keep making threats against Iran.
Reality is irrelevant for the reality TV president. Reality dictates people invaded and occupied will resist, often with devastating result. The most radical Zionists in Israel do not and never have planned to make peace with the Arabs and Muslims around them. They have worked for many decades to undermine Arab nationalism, engage in false-flag deception, assassinate opponents in Mafia fashion, and prevent the barbarians from coming together, to paraphrase the late globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Eugene Vollokh writes on his blog the behemoth Google has delisted articles critical of a legal judgment punishing author Jim Fetzer for daring to write a book questioning the official narrative on Sandy Hook.
Fetzer, a retired university professor, was ordered by the court to pay nearly a half-million dollars to Leonard Pozner, the father of a child allegedly killed at Sandy Hook.
Google received a request under the plaintiff’s name “asking Google to deindex pages that contain copies of the libelous book, and Google has gone along with those requests. Google generally does remove from its indexes links to material that a court has found to be libelous, so Google searches for such material no longer find it,” Volokh writes.
I can’t think of a more perfect contemporary example of Orwell’s truth incinerating Memory Hole, a mechanism for eradicating the off-narrative.
But a week and a half ago, another request came in to Google, and this request also sought to deindex material that simply discussed the case and criticized the court decision, such as various copies of “The Legal Lynching of a Truth-Seeker: Jim Fetzer’s Stalinist-Style Show Trial” and “Sandy Hook and the Murder of the First Amendment.” The court’s judgment of course didn’t find these items (posted in response to the judgment) to be libelous, and it offers no basis for Google to deindex them.
I wrote and posted the latter article in October. In it, I argue the lawsuit judgment against Fetzer represents another attack on an already decimated First Amendment, which is now almost completely irrelevant and, in the case of writing about Sandy Hook, might as well not exist at all.
“The Fetzer trial is a big win for the ruling elite,” I wrote. “For years now, it has worked tirelessly to characterize investigative journalism outside limits imposed by the government as criminal—and now, according to the FBI, as terrorism.”
Last week my Twitter account was put in the deep freeze for repeating what Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity said of the Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity. I used the same selectively-banned pejorative to criticize Hannity the lunkhead teleprompter reader after he justified the murder of a foreign leader in broad daylight.
Not even Mossad is brazen and outrageous as Donald Trump and his Reaper drones bristling with Hellfire missiles. Israel is notorious for its deception. Trump is a ham-fisted primitive with a mobile phone and a Twitter account.
Now that war looms—as it has since Donald Trump the promise-breaker took office—we can expect more Orwellian behavior on the part of the government and its media. The state cherishes war, for only then can it truly trample liberty to the utmost. You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.
The severity of the crackdown will depend on the severity of any military conflict between Iran and the US and its coalition of willing neoliberal nation-states, the latter increasingly cold footed as Trump tweets like a Mafia don at a meeting between the families.
It could be more Trump political Kabuki theater. Kim Jung-un found out just what a used car salesman Trump really is.
Or it could be worse, not only for the average Iranian suffering under the unwarranted onslaught of US economic and now military warfare but also for the average American. Not simply through the probability of retaliatory terrorism in America responding to US government terrorism ongoing in the Middle East for decades, but also as economic victims as the global petroleum-driven economy collapses.
This demonstrates an inability to grasp the real nature of the state and the character of the people recruited to do its bidding. Trump managed to confound the carefully rigged “democratic system” and get himself elected CEO of Murder Incorporated.
It’s rather amusing Ms. Coulter and so many others were deceived by Donald Trump’s obvious lies about “endless war,” lies he peddled during the 2016 campaign. Didn’t she hear him say he would steal Iraq and Syria’s oil and torture terror suspects while their horrified families looked on? Didn’t he say he would make Iraq pay for the US military occupation of its country, or what’s left of it after the US bombed it back to the Stone Age?
Did she believe this bombastic, loudmouth and browbeating bully—daily demonstrated in tweeted broadsides aimed at his enemies—would be capable of doing much beyond glorifying his own distorted and warped oversized ego? Does she really believe Trump has the authority and influence to end the wars? She does not seem to have a firm grasp on reality.
She is, of course, correct about the Republicans—they’re as much warmongers and inveterate liars as their Democrat counterparts. The United States Government, Murder Incorporated neoliberal style, requires liars, thieves, and murderers to advance its parasitical agenda—total domination of the world’s resources and markets, the lion’s share of swindled and stolen treasure going to the major leaguers of the financial class, the 0.001 percent.
Coulter’s problem is she has long believed Republicans are “conservative” (whatever that means in the current political context) and “liberal” Democrats are retooled Marxists bent on total economic, political, and social domination.
In fact, this is true in regard to both “parties,” actually one party, what we should rightly call the neoliberal party of crony capitalism, not Marxism or its modern variants pushed by AOC and Bernie. The Koch “libertarians” on the Republican side of the one-party state are in staunch opposition to the cultural Marxist control freaks on the left side of the invitation-only political arrangement.
The friction and tension between these two cult-like factions is now being exploited by our shadowy unelected rulers to further divide and antagonize a largely clueless populace and move it in the preferred direction, or short of that make certain the plebs and debt serfs are unable to put the entire political charade into perspective and act accordingly (as if that is even possible). The disloyal and disobedient are being shut out of the conservation. Many of them are now considered terrorists by the FBI, the political police force of the state. Distrust of official propaganda is now a crime.
In a way, you have to feel sorry for Ms. Coulter. She is unable to understand the establishment political arrangement is a scam and those truly interested in liberty and foreign policy sanity are not only excluded, they are now targeted—currently not to the degree Qassem Soleimani was targeted, but give the neoliberal and neocon authoritarians time and the appropriate excuse and they will make it so.
We saw Coulter’s confusion on full display well before her latest criticism of Trump and his lies and mendacity. She demands a US-Mexico border wall on private property. 65% of the land along the 1,984 mile long border is privately owned. The state lays claim to all land and uses violence to take what it wants. It cites “eminent domain” to set a non-market price and essentially confiscate land. I don’t recall Coulter complaining about this.
So, at the end of the day, the best-selling author Ann Coulter is clueless as her fellow citizens. It has taken three years for her to question this mentally-disturbed president—initially on his inability to prevent illegal aliens from streaming into America to get on the welfare roll and vote Democrat—and now over his lies about ending the endless neoliberal wars of empire.
Finally, it looks like Ms. Coulter will never get it right. She just can’t think out of the box and, alas, it is apparently impossible to teach an old dog new tricks.
Earlier in 2019, she even said that she might support Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders if he went back to his older opinion on immigration, saying, “if he went back to his original position, which is the pro-blue-collar position. I mean, it totally makes sense with him. If he went back to that position, I’d vote for him.”
“I might work for him. I don’t care about the rest of the socialist stuff. Just—can we do something for ordinary Americans?”
You want to do something for ordinary Americans, Ann? Well, stop frittering around the edges, denounce the authoritarians and warmongers—both Democrat and Republican—and advocate liberty, not the state.
By declaring the attack “provocative and disproportionate,” … [Pelosi’s war powers] resolution also invites international prosecution of the president, as well as members of the administration and the military itself, who carry out his orders. The U.S. does not recognize the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Americans for war crimes, but the ICC takes a different view, and a future Democratic administration might well side with the ICC instead.
As it should be. Trump and his gaggle of war criminals must be removed from office and prosecuted, same as Slobodan Milošević was prosecuted (the crisis in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo were small brushfires compared to what the neocons and fellow traveling Democrats have done in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and much of Africa).
Breitbart, Infowars, The Gateway Pundit, and the rest of the “alt-right” (for lack of a better term), including “conservatives” such as Sean Hannity and the blonde bimbo lineup at Fox News, are responsible for effusive propaganda depicting Iran as a terrorist pariah state and encouraging military action against it (arguably in the name of Israel for its regional “ambitions,” that is to say splintering the Arab and Muslim world into balkanized failed states rife with religious and political tension, thus no longer a threat to the racist settler state of Israel and unable to effectively support the Palestinians).
These folks are responsible for motivating witless millions to vote for the washed up reality TV star and renowned loudmouth, narcissist, and geopolitical ignoramus Donald Trump. They are responsible for allowing Trump to violate international law on numerous occasions, most notoriously and brutally the drone killing of Iranian General Qasem Suleimani.
I’m not seeing headlines condemning this brazen assassination—a side project of Israel’s long-running assassination of Palestinian activists—on the pages of Breitbart and Infowars.
Pelosi’s letter begins with the declaration that President Donald Trump’s airstrike last week targeting Iranian General Qasem Suleimani, leader of the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IGRC) Quds Force, responsible for the murders of hundreds of Americans and for recent attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, was “provocative and disproportionate,” terms suggesting the attack was illegal under international law and could constitute a war crime.
Breitbart, ideologically aligned with Bibi Netanyahu and the Likud fanatics, routinely calls the IGRC “terrorist,” while ignoring the crimes of the US and the Zionist state—crimes that are truly terroristic (killing over in million in Iraq, half a million or more in Syria, 30,000 in Libya, and an undetermined number in Afghanistan).
Dim-witted WH “counselor” Kellyanne Conway has defended Trump’s decision—reiterated this week—to bomb cultural sites in Iran, which the intellectually challenged Conway believes are military sites.
“He didn’t say he’s targeting cultural sites. He said that he was openly asking the question why in the world they’re allowed to maim people, put out roadside bombs, kill our people, torture our people … he said that they identified 52 sites,” said Conway (the first syllable of her last name is apropos).
President Trump threatened to target Iran’s cultural sites. But military attacks against cultural sites are against international law and the U.S. has condemned the Islamic State for similar destruction. https://t.co/8HwLSldSjA
This is almost a joke. Here we have the NYT lambasting Trump for saying he will target ancient Sumerian ruins and monuments—same as Wahabbi fanatics blowing up Buddha statues in the Bamiyan valley—while the “newspaper of (propaganda) record” previously shucked and jived in favor of killing a million and a half Iraqis. Few seemed to care when the US pockmarked a 4,000-year-old ziggurat in the Iraqi city of Ur with shrapnel. An ancient Babylonian site “paid an extremely high price after the US used the site as military headquarters for 5 months,” according to the Global Policy Forum.
Coalition military operations have seriously damaged historic sites, landmark buildings and old city neighborhoods. They have had an especially harsh impact on old neighborhoods, including much of the central area of the holy city of Najaf , destroyed in a confrontation of Coalition forces with Mahdi Army irregulars in August, 2004. Coalition bombardment destroyed 65 mosques in the attack on Falluja in November 2004, while Coalition aerial and ground attacks have reduced old buildings to rubble in Tal Afar, Ramadi, Samarra and a number of other cities.
In some cases, Coalition forces have caused serious, irreversible damage to important archeological sites. The US military built bases on the sites of ancient Babylon and Ur . At Babylon , construction crews used heavy earth-moving equipment as they built a helicopter landing pad, installed fuel tanks and concrete walls, and dug a dozen deep trenches. They brought in tons of gravel to make parking lots for military vehicles, next to a Greek theatre built for Alexander of Macedon. Polish troops camped at Babylon (known as Camp Alpha ) from September 2003 to January 2005.
Dr. John Curtis, Keeper of the British Museum ‘s Near East Department, issued a scathing report on the overall damage. He found military fortification sandbags shoveled full of archaeological material from the site, including shards, bones, and ancient bricks. Parts of ancient buildings had collapsed. International scholars and Iraqi leaders pled with US commanders, but the camp was not vacated until January 15, 2005 . The Polish government later apologized for its complicity.
Destruction of cultural sites, inadvertent or otherwise, is part of the overall strategy to rollback Arab and Muslim culture and influence in its own neighborhood. However, the US military concentrated on destroying the very fabric of Iraqi civil life, bombing hospitals, schools, water and waste facilities, and agricultural production, to name a few. It has done the same in Syria and Libya.
Now it’s Iran’s turn. Iran is the Big Kahuna, the prized target of neocons controlling Trump—through his orthodox Jewish son-in-law—who take their lead from psychopaths in Israel responsible for ordering the mass murder and torture of not only Palestinians, but Lebanese and Syrians as well (while simultaneously assassinating Iranian scientists).
Trump should realize that if he in fact does bomb dozens of cultural landmarks—Pasargadae, Bisotun, the Sassanian cities in Fars, Gonbad-e Qābus, etc.—he can expect the possibility of retaliation, most likely on US landmarks and heritage sites. Independence Hall in Philadelphia comes to mind, as does Monticello, and the Statue of (sic) Liberty.
Unlike the divided and ineffectual Iraqis following the US invasion in 2003, the Iranians will take Trump’s war to the American homeland. If the mullahs and Iranian leadership decide there is no other viable response to the destruction of their country than striking deep inside the United States, they will do this with a vengeance—and they surely won’t stop with a suicide bombing of the Liberty Bell (which we no longer need because liberty is now an antiquity run over by tank treads).