Trump Admin. Reigniting War Against Syria

The neocons are not about to give up and admit defeat. Due primarily to Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, the presence of the Islamic State is now considerably reduced in Syria. 

This is, of course, unacceptable for the neocons and Trump’s State Department, so last week Sec. State Pompeo accused Syria once again of using chemical weapons. 

Right on par, Sen. Lindsay Graham inserted himself. 

There is no evidence this incident occurred. This is the case with all of the supposed chemical attacks in Syria. 

From The Guardian, May 22, 2019. 

The use of chlorine was alleged by the Idlib province health directorate but has not been corroborated by monitoring groups or international media. No casualties were reported in the mountainous area, where most residents have fled because of fighting… Morgan Ortagus, a state department spokesman, said in a statement on Tuesday: “We are still gathering information on [Sunday’s] incident, but we repeat our warning that if the Assad regime uses chemical weapons, the United States and our allies will respond quickly and appropriately.”

Pompeo sat on the flimsy allegation for months. It is of use now because the State Department has decided once again to turn up the heat on Iran, this time for supposedly attempting to deliver a large tanker of oil to Syria. 

Pompeo’s remarks alarmed Tanker Trackers, a service that tracks tanker activity with leading satellite and maritime tracking technology companies. 

The service tweeted it wasn’t happy when it discovered its information is being used as part of Pompeo’s neocon agenda and its propaganda. 

“As we have warned all along, the Iranian regime has once again reneged on its assurances to the international community about its intentions to transport illicit oil to the murderous Assad regime,” a State Department spokeswoman said early last month.

The sale is not a violation of international law or a United Nations resolution. Iran has decided to ignore an EU sanction imposed on Syria in an unrelated matter concerning an individual who owns a Syrian oil refinery and an alleged violation of human rights. 

“The Adrian Darya-1—formerly known as Grace 1—was released by Gibraltar authorities on August 15, after Tehran offered assurances that the ship will not make its way to Syria because the Assad regime is under an EU oil embargo,” New Europe reported on September 9. 

Iran was not obliged by “assurances to the international community” and the delivery is entirely legal.

The US government is a serial abuser of international law. The current neocon-captured administration violated the Iran nuclear deal and shifted blame to a previous president. It does not believe in diplomacy, preferring instead lies, intimidation, and economic warfare.

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Schizoid Man: Trump Considers Throwing Money at Iran

President Trump is considering backing a French plan to extend a $15 billion line of credit to Iran. 

Needless to say, this is a 180 degree turn away from his previous stance. Last July, he tweeted a threat specifically aimed at Iranian President Rouhani. 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1021234525626609666?s=20

More recently, reality managed to sink in. 

If Trump follows the advice of Bolton and the neocons, it would be a sure bet he’d lose the 2020 election. A disastrous war against Iran would also crash a world economy that runs on oil and is already teetering on the edge. Americans suffering under the consequences would find somebody to blame, and that somebody would be Trump. 

No way in hell will Trump’s ego allow this to happen. 

The president showed arch-neocon, John Bolton, the door this week, but despite this welcome and positive move his administration remains chock full of neocons. Most disturbingly, his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is a dedicated anti-Iran and pro-Zionist fanatic. 

Following word of the plan, neocons went bonkers. 

Meanwhile, the Israelis were told, contrary to Trump’s wish to dial-down the hostilities, that the sanctions would remain in place and not to worry. 

Unfortunately, President Trump’s apparent willingness to step back from the neocon plan to set the Middle East on fire for the sake of tiny Israel is not set in stone. 

He’s not known as the King of Flip-flop for nothing. 

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Jeremy Hunt: Liar and War Propagandist

The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and MP from South Wales, Jeremy Hunt, told a whopper about Iran and hardly anyone noticed.

Hunt would like to be PM some day, so it’s only natural he practice propaganda and lying skills, both required for a head of state.

His own government admits there isn’t a sanction on importing oil. The Export Control Organization in January 2015 issued a notice to exporters on the EU’s prohibition of the sale of aviation fuel to Syria. It says nothing about oil.

George Galloway elaborates:

Not one establishment media outlet made mention of this fact. Instead there has been a chorus of omissions and lies about Iran that give the impression it is a rogue nation and a threat to maritime trade in the Persian Gulf.

As should be expected, subservient lapdogs to the neocon effort to get a war going chimed in.

It seems only a socialist MEP is brave enough to refute the EU’s parroting of the lies and war provocations of the Trump neocons:

On Saturday, Trump once again issued a warning that might fit well in a comic book speech bubble:

Meanwhile, the well-paid MEK terror booster Rudy Giuliani continues to peddle lies and distortions.

Notice the clumsy effort to excuse the massive grand larceny of Iranian money seized by the financial elite after the Iranians overthrew the CIA installed monarch Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and his SAVAK torturers.

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