It only took a couple hours for the latest false flag directed at Iran to go down in flames, derided as unconvincing even by The New York Times.
I wrote the other day the Trump neocons wouldn’t release purported evidence of the Iranian complicity in the bombing of two tankers, as cited by former CIA boss Mike Pompeo.
I was wrong about that.
The Pentagon followed up Pompeo’s press conference with a grainy black and white video that shows… basically nothing, certainly not Iranian sailors detaching a limpet mine from the hull of a tanker. The video shows two ships, one big and the other small, and that’s it.
Trump said the video is proof positive Iran was behind the supposed bombings. Now he looks like a total blockhead, which is nothing new. This is, after all, the Idiocracy presidency.
The fumbling neocons are running on fumes, unable to convince anyone beyond their compeers that Iran was stupid enough to bomb a Japanese tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, while Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with the Iranians.
The neocons, of course, will try again, probably with an equally shoddy false flag, but they may not—we hope and pray—get the chance. If Trump wants to dial-down the tension, he will need to deep six his national security adviser, the crucial link between executive power and troublemaking think tank neocons.
Ditto Mike Pompeo, although that is less likely to happen. Mike knows what side his bread is buttered. He said God sent Trump to set things straight. The Donald likes it when underlings polish and wax his ego. Throwing in God earned Mike a gold star on his forehead.
The neocons, Israelis, and the Saudis will have to come up with something more substantial if they’re going to get a war going against Iran.