Be Thankful for Trump’s Iran Indecision… For Now

We can for now be thankful Trump didn’t kill people and blow things up in Iran yesterday. Even so, the fact he went full-throttle, and then backed off is worrisome. 

It’s been obvious for some time now the president is in the middle of a tug of war between those who want to annihilate Iran and those who advise caution and diplomacy. 

Trump, unfortunately, believes a raft of lies put out by the neocons. He demonstrated that this morning with a series of tweets.

Obama didn’t give Iran $150 billion. That was Iranian money in bankster institutions, frozen in response to the Iranian people kicking out the Shah and taking their country back from the neoliberal cabal. 

Considering the fact the CIA overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953, installed a corrupt monarch, and piled on suffocating sanctions after he was deposed by the people, it is quite natural millions of Iranians chant “Death to America.” 

It is disturbing Trump views the immiseration of the Iranian people under economic sanctions—in effect, a declaration of war—as a grand accomplishment of his administration, now staffed with neocons responsible for killing at least a million people in Iraq. 

The illegal invasion of Iraq is responsible for ”major problems” in the Middle East cited yet unelaborated by the president. 

It doesn’t matter if Trump’s spy drone flew over Iranian territory or international water in the Persian Gulf. Everybody knows what it was doing there and it really is a sick joke the neocons would scream about international law considering they are among its prime violators. 

Finally, that general was lying. Vastly more than 150 people would have died if Trump’s attack had occurred, not simply during the initial attack but in the inevitable response by Iran and the escalation that would have followed. 

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4 thoughts on “Be Thankful for Trump’s Iran Indecision… For Now

  1. i never understood the money they flew into iran when obamanation was POTUS. thanks for that. how many war crimes has the CIA foisted on the iranian people since the 50’s? IDOCRACY is here!

  2. It could get interesting if the Iranians were to give complete information about the Global Hawk they shot down to Wikileaks for worldwide release. Eventually Global Hawks could be being commandeered by the people they were sent to murder and returned to their senders to exterminate the war criminals that control them.
    Something like what the Israeli Defense Force did to the USS Liberty might wind up being done to the Knesset, with the Pentagon disavowing responsibility for drone attacks throughout the occupying Zionist territories.

  3. It really is a shame. I had classmates from Iran when at university in the late 1970s (prior to the seizure of the embassy in late 1979). These young men were just interested in getting a good education and going back to Iran with prospects for a successful career. We have to realize that we do not need to be enemies with so many peoples around the globe. But, that is the cost of the US being Israel’s lap dog or bitch.

  4. June 23, 2019 Trump Has a $259 Million Reason to Bomb Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for his part, is staking out the position that the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force allows the administration to take military action against Iran without congressional approval, an unusual and broadly criticized interpretation of congressional oversight.

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