Donald Trump, the blowhard tweeter, has once again threatened Iran, a country thousands of miles away that poses absolutely no threat to the United States and hasn’t attacked another country in a couple centuries.
For The Donald, this is considered negotiation, something presidents and diplomats did before the neocon infection spread and became terminal.
Trump is ramping up threats ahead of his reelection bid. If he wants support from casino moneybags Sheldon Adelson and other psychopathic supporters of Israel—remember, Adelson wanted to drop a nuke on Iran as an “example”—he will need to keep harping on Iran.
However, back in the day…
Yesterday marked the 31st anniversary of the US murder of 290 Iranians, including 66 children, when Reagan shot down IR655 over the Persian Gulf. This act of terrorism—explained away as an “accident”—is never mentioned in America. The Pentagon said the airliner was mistaken for an F-14 Tomcat. Needless to say, an airliner and a fighter jet have significantly different radar signatures.
Remembering #IR655: On July 3, 1988, #IranAir Flight 655 was shot down by USS Vincennes, which led to the loss of life of 290 innocent civilians from six nations (including 66 children). Video in memory of the victims… https://t.co/SQEiUgGDPU pic.twitter.com/oF6BmPKIy3
— Iran Air (@IranAir_IRI) July 1, 2019
The Iran Air flight was shot down by the USS Vincennes after the warship crossed into Iranian territory.
After George H. W. Bush became president, he said the US isn’t in the business of apologizing for mass murder. The late president shared this sentiment with any number of unrepentant serial killers.
Recall Sean Hannity’s outrage over Iran taking out an expensive US spy drone, then compare his little ratings-minded melodrama to the above war crime.
The exceptional nation believes it owns the world and will dictate to every country on the planet how and when international commerce will be conducted.
Earlier today the indispensable nation’s top bulldog, the United Kingdom, dispatched Royal Marines to seize an Iranian oil tanker as it traveled the last leg of a circuitous route to deliver oil to Syria.
Oil supertanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar. Refinitiv Eikon mapping indicates the Grace 1 sailed from Iran, and if the cargo were confirmed to be Iranian crude, its attempted delivery to Syria could also be a violation of U.S. sanctions. https://t.co/qMjBbj5YCV pic.twitter.com/RBfjubfnI3
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 4, 2019
Daily Mail: Iran accused the U.K. of illegally seizing oil tanker in the Mediterranean after British marines boarded the ship.
— Salamander Svenska (@SMDRSvenska) July 4, 2019