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Jul 01 12:07

Iran Treated US Troops In Custody Extremely Well: US Journalist

Iranians treated the US naval personnel in their custody extremely well after they trespassed into Iranian waters earlier this year, says Stephen Lendman, an American political commentator and journalist.

Jul 01 04:56

Corbyn: Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am...

A political beacon is about to be extinguished unless he breaks with the doomed Labour Party and sets up on his own

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.
Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right…
— Lyrics from ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’

Jul 01 04:51

Victory Is Possible – Israel Shamir

Brexit is a game-changing event. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe has got fresh wind in their sails.

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from the Clinton collection, and proclaim the "Bremain" hath it.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

Jul 01 04:46

Brexit: Leaveniks have it. What next?

Britain’s exit from EU deals a body blow to the US’ trans-Atlantic leadership.

The unthinkable has happened with the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. (BBC)

Arguably, this is potentially the most serious development in world politics since the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Curiously, both catastrophes happened ‘voluntarily’.)
What lies ahead?

Jul 01 04:41

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote

What you are seeing with the Brexit is the result of the Obama administrations pro-war, new Cold War policy.

With us to discuss the economic and political context of the Brexit is Michael Hudson. He is a research professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy. Also, he is an economics adviser to several governments.

Jun 29 19:18

US Recognizing Iran As Legitimate Power: Analyst

The US is realizing that it is getting “increasingly isolated” in fight against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists and is recognizing Iran as “a legitimate power” in this regard, says an analyst.

Jun 29 11:37

Iran ‘Helpful’ In Fight Against Daesh In Iraq, Kerry Says

US Secretary of State John Kerry praises the role Iran plays in the fight against Daesh Takfiris in Iraq, calling it “helpful.”

Kerry made the remarks at the Aspen Ideas Festival in the US state of Colorado on Tuesday.

Jun 27 12:37

Iran Artillery Fire Wounds Civilians; 93 Killed In Iraq

Iran Artillery Fire Wounds Civilians; 93 Killed in Iraq

Over a week after Baghdad declared Fallujah liberated, the city is finally under the control of security forces. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said there are some militants still fighting, but all the districts have been captured.

Jun 22 09:54

Iran becomes the seventh full member of the Shanghai Organization

Kremlin advisor Yuri Ushakov said on Thursday that it is expected that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), led by Russia and China, to accept Iran as their seventh full member at the summit in Uzbekistan.

Jun 22 08:36

U.S. Policies Today Mirror the CIA’s 1953 Iranian Coup

The U.S. government, largely for British interests, a for a few privately-held companies, overthrew Iran’s government and continued to intervene in its socio-economic affairs. As a result, Iranians were denied access to be able to earn a living or live peacefully without fear, torture, or threats of war.

Previous to the Dulles brothers’ actions, a brutal totalitarian regime did not exist in Iran.

The Dulles brothers replaced Iran’s democratic government with an Islamic dictatorship under Mohammad-Reza Shah, whom the U.S. deemed a Cold War ally. The Shah terrorized Iranians for 25 years—using a ruthless secret police, known as SAVAK (equal to, if not worse than, the Nazi Geheime Schutzstaffel Gestapo/SS and Soviet secret police NKVD Troika), which the CIA created.

Jun 20 13:59

Trump as the ‘Relative Peace Candidate’

The danger to the rest of us is not Trump, but Hillary Clinton. She is no maverick. She embodies the resilience and violence of a system whose vaunted ‘exceptionalism’ is totalitarian with an occasional liberal face.”

Hillary Clinton has shown no real remorse over her support for neocon “regime changes,” aggressive wars and belligerence toward Russia, leaving the oft-obnoxious Donald Trump as the relative peace candidate, says John V. Walsh.

Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgement of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the alternative he poses to Hillary Clinton in the current electoral contest.

Jun 20 13:29

Iran's Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani Warns Bahrain to Stay Away from Sheikh or Wait for Overthrow

Bahrain's Interior Ministry announced in an statement on Monday the country's top Shiite cleric was stripped of his citizenship. In a rare statement issued on Monday, General Soleimani warned the Manama regime that in case of any insult or disrespect for Sheikh Qassim, "the toppling of the regime will only be a small part of the repercussions that will also include armed resistance". The General blasted the Manama regime for its "unacceptable and inhuman oppression, discrimination, injustice and humiliation" against the Muslim Bahraini nation, and said people on the tiny Persian Gulf island have so far tolerated the Al-Khalifa regime's apartheid and heavy pressures and continued their uprising peacefully despite the fact that a number of their political and religious leaders have been arrested, their women and children have been imprisoned and tortured, some others have been stripped of their citizenship and undergone intensifying pressures with their rights trampled upon.

Jun 20 13:22

Iran Urges Int'l Community's Help to Repatriate Afghan Refugees

Iran called on the international community to help the Afghan refugees sheltering in Iran to return to their homeland, stressing Tehran's readiness to assist Kabul with the establishment of peace and stability. "Iran has seriously and sincerely made efforts in different fields to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan and has made every effort to reconstruct and develop the country," Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Hossein Zolfaqari said, addressing a ceremony on the occasion of the Refugees Day in Tehran on Sunday. He referred to the presence of a large number of Afghan refugees in Iran, and said, "Logically and rationally, we expect the international community to recognize the Islamic republic of Iran's hosting of this remarkable population during this long time." Zolfaqari called on the international community to help pave the ground for the repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland.

Jun 20 13:20

Former Deputy FM Rejects Speculations about Change in Iran's Syria Policy

Iran's former Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs rejected media speculations that the country has shifted its policy on Syria, reiterating that Tehran's all-out support for President Bashar al-Assad remains unchanged. "Some people think that Iran has changed its policy on Syria or the Russians' presence has undermined Iran's influence and role while these are wrong speculations," Hossein Sheikholeslam, also former Iranian ambassador to Damascus, said on Monday. Noting that Iran is pursuing a stable policy on Syria based on the realities on the ground and the political scene in Syria, he said, "Today, I can say that Iran's influence and role has increased and become more important than ever"...

Jun 20 07:52

Call for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.

Jun 19 07:17

Pro-Israeli sides warn Boeing on Iran deal

A groundswell of opposition is building among pro-Israeli politicians in the US against Boeing’s plans to sell aircraft to Iran.

The Chicago-based aerospace giant has reportedly received requests for more information after Iran said on Tuesday it had reached an initial agreement with Boeing for the supply of jetliners.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are not talking about war planes here, but passenger jets! Boeing frankly needs this sale, but the Israel-firsters in this government are perfectly willing to allow an iconic American company slide closer to bankruptcy just to please their masters in Tel Aviv!

Jun 19 07:13

Former Mossad director joins anti-Iran organization

Tamir Pardo, who left Israel's foreign intelligence service in January, explains his decision saying the dangers of a nuclear Iran cannot be ignored.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But if you mention Israel's nuclear weapons you are just being a dirty filthy Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jun 16 08:45

Iran's oil exports have tripled since late 2015

Now that sanctions are gone, Iran is seriously flexing its oil muscles in hopes of luring back Western energy companies.

Jun 15 07:19

Iran To File Lawsuit In Hague To Reclaim Assets Frozen In US

Iran says it intends to take America to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, over billions of dollars in assets belonging to Tehran that are frozen.

Jun 14 03:18

Superdelegate Tyranny?

It would appear Clinton has been coronated and not elected.

Too quick to judgment? The Democratic Party establishment and the media now call Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee to face off Donald Trump in November. Though this is before the Democrats hold their convention and while Clinton is still short of pledged delegates.

Jun 13 07:27

(UNBELIVEABLE) Hillary Clinton laughs about possible war against iran


"The best thing that could happen to us is be attacked by somebody because it would unify us and legitimize the regime... We're going to provoke an attack because then we will be in power for as long as anyone can imagine".

Jun 12 09:27

Canadian court awards $13mn in frozen assets to ‘Iran terror’ victims

A Canadian court has awarded $13 million in non-diplomatic assets seized from Iran to the families of Americans who died in several attacks globally, which had allegedly been sponsored by Tehran between 1983 to 2002.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A politically motivated decision that's not based on facts and Iran wasn't even there to be able to defend itself

Jun 12 03:57

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

Choosing to speak in San Diego, home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on a platform draped with 19 American flags and preceded by half an hour of military marching music, Hillary Clinton was certain of finding a friendly audience for her celebration of American “strength”, “values” and “exceptionalism”. Cheered on by a military audience, Hillary was already assuming the role to which she most ardently aspires: that of Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

As usual, she goes for the military solution, ridiculing the notion of diplomacy.

Jun 08 07:58

Iranian Speaker Blasts US for Dishonesty, Disloyalty to N. Deal Undertakings

"The fact that the US is paving a wrong path in acting upon its responsibilities is no good reason for us not to continue the path of negotiations," Larijani said in an interview with the state-run TV on Tuesday night. "We should negotiate but in a different type and we should pay more attention; the previous talks were also held with the same assumption that they (the Americans) may carry out some mischievous acts sometimes," he added. "We always face these creatures on the international scene who don’t act upon their undertakings but this is not a good reason for us not to negotiate," Larijani said. In relevant remarks in May, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi censured the US administration for its delayed compliance with its undertakings based on the July nuclear deal.

Jun 08 07:52

Official: Zionist Lobby Trying to Block Iran's Access to Merits of Nuclear Deal

A senior trade official underlined that the Zionist lobby is trying hard to prevent Iran from enjoying the privileges of its nuclear agreement with the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany). "The lobbies of Israel, Arab states, specially Saudi Arabia and the US Republicans are among the groups that by spending a lot of money and propaganda are trying to show the nuclear agreement as ineffective and block Iran's continued access to the merits of the nuclear deal," Advisor to Chairman of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce Ali Akbar Farzai told the Iranian labor news agency on Wednesday. Yet, he called on Iranian trade officials to do their best to take the opportunities provided by the nuclear agreement. On Tuesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani rapped Washington for not remaining loyal to its undertakings based on the July nuclear deal, but meantime, said Tehran will continue the path of negotiations to resolve problems.

Jun 08 03:00

In meeting with Orthodox, Trump reveals Israel advisers: His Jewish lawyers

NEW YORK (JTA) – There were a few things Donald Trump made clear when he met Thursday with a select group of Jewish reporters, almost all of them Orthodox, at his corporate offices in Manhattan.

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was the one who initiated Wednesday’s one-on-one powwow with Trump to mend fences, not him. He’s a great friend of Israel. He has many Orthodox Jewish friends, including his chief lawyer, Jason D. Greenblatt. And he considers himself a very loyal boss.

But in a 20-minute question-and-answer session that touched on religious liberty in the workplace, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and federal education tax credits, Trump offered scant details.

On some substantive policy questions, the Republican front-runner for president didn’t answer at all, instead delegating the question to Greenblatt, a real estate attorney from Teaneck, New Jersey — one of two people he said he’d appoint as his White House Israel policy advisers.

More at:
http://www.jta.org/2016/04/14/news-opinion/politics/in-meeting-with-or...

Jun 06 19:44

Hillary Clinton: Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

The executive leadership now faces the problem of how to deal with a traitor, who may be the Democratic Party nominee for US President. How do the executive leadership and intelligence agencies back a foreign spy for president, who has been deeply compromised and can be blackmailed? This may explain why the FBI, NSA, and CIA hesitate to press charges; hesitate to even seriously investigate, despite the obvious nature of her offenses. Most of all it explains why there is no indication of the identity of Secretary Clinton’s correspondents in the various reports so far available.

Jun 06 13:39

Did Clinton’s Emails Expose CIA Agents?

Even as Hillary Clinton closes in on the Democratic nomination, facts continue to emerge indicating that her sloppy email practices may have endangered secrets, including the identities of covert operatives, writes Peter Van Buren.

These are facts. You can look at the source documents yourself. This is not opinion, conjecture, or rumor. Hillary Clinton transmitted the names of American intelligence officials via her unclassified email.

From a series of Clinton emails, numerous names were redacted in the State Department releases with the classification code “B3 CIA PERS/ORG,” a highly specialized classification that means the information, if released, would violate the Central Intelligence Act of 1949 by exposing the names of CIA officials.

Jun 06 13:30

MSNBC Admits Plan to Suppress Bernie Sanders Voters in California

A stunning revelation from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews...

Matthews flat out states that there is a plan in place at MSNBC to announce Hillary as the clear winner, hours before anything is officially declared, to make people think they will be wasting their time by going out to vote for Bernie.

This is a stunning example of the dirty tricks that the mainstream media will play to further their preferred establishment candidate’s position in the race:

Jun 06 13:26

Electing a Foreign Spy for President?

As Sherlock Holmes would say, “We are entering in deep waters, Watson”.

There are several lines of inquiry against Mme. Clinton:

(1) Did she work with, as yet unnamed, foreign governments and intelligence services to strengthen their positions and against the interest of the United States?

(2) Did she provide information on the operations and policy positions of various key US policymakers to competitors, adversaries or allies undermining the activities of military, intelligence and State Department officials?

(3) Did she seek to enhance her personal power within the US administration to push her aggressive policy of serial pre-emptive wars over and against veteran State Department and Pentagon officials who favored traditional diplomacy and less violent confrontation?

(4) Did she prepare a ‘covert team’, using foreign or dual national operative, to lay the groundwork for her bid for the presidency and her ultimate goal of supreme military and political power?

Jun 03 16:32

Hillary Clinton Threatens War With Iran If Trump Wins

Clinton threatened that the United States could disarm Iran by military action and warned that “They’ll be celebrating in the Kremlin” if Trump wins. Clinton said that it is imperative not to allow Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an ally of Iran, to celebrate. Clinton also said that a U.S. “vacuum” overseas would allow other countries to dictate policy around the globe. Clinton also took credit for the Iran deal that allows that Islamic country to continue its nuclear program—which keeps Clinton’s hypothetical war with Iran on the table.

Jun 03 16:25

IRAN READY FOR ‘DECISIVE AND DIFFICULT CONFRONTATION’ WITH THE US

“Although talk of all options being on the table against Iran is a propaganda show in the United States, the Islamic Iran is prepared for a decisive and difficult confrontation with any American option,” the Irainain state-funded TV-network, Press TV, quoted Brig. Gen. Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran armed forces. Jazayeri’s statement followed Hillary Clinton’s words that the US could disarm Iran by military action if she became the president. Clinton said this in San Diego on Thursday. “The world must understand that the United States will act decisively if necessary, including with military action, to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon,” Clinton said.

Jun 03 16:17

Putin trips up US AGAIN? Syrian army and allies with Russian air force help blocking US/israel's takeover of prized Syrian air base.

Advance units of the Syrian Arab Army, supported by forces of Hezbollah, Iranian volunteers and Russian Aerospace fighter/bombers are advancing on the ISIS held Tabqa Military Airport, just south of Raqqah.

Sources in Damascus have told VT that this drive, supported by Russian Aerospace sorties, is advancing through the night to seize the ISIS held airport after it was learned that America planned to open a major base there, dominating this vital region, part of a secret agreement to split Syria, a plan made showing a shocking level of cooperation between “strange bedfellows,” most notable an American deal with ISIS against Damascus.

Jun 02 12:27

BUSTED! State Dept Iran Cover-Up Exposed In Firestorm Of Lies

This story really pisses me off...

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Jun 01 13:53

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons.

May 31 19:16

Ken O’Keefe in Canada - on beating the bankers, Israeli brutality, and the 9/11 ‘gift’

O’Keefe told his audiences that we won’t solve our biggest problems until we understand that we have been subjugated by an international financial system that concentrates power in the hands of an ultra-rich and very shadowy elite. And this elite routinely uses war as a tool to increase its power.

“I’ve travelled all over this world, and we are all basically the same,” he said in his first Toronto talk. “We don’t want war. But we have war – all the time. Why? Because the bankers run the world, and war is the best thing for them. Not only does it provide more profits for them but more importantly it divides people. What can divide people more than killing each other?”

“We’re consenting to the destruction of our world,” he said.

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Embedded videos of O'Keefe's Toronto appearance at link.

May 30 10:09

Christopher Bollyn: How Israel Created the Fiend for the War on Terror

The War on Terror is essentially an Israeli war strategy. It was first promoted on the world stage by Benjamin Netanyahu and Menachem Begin (of the terrorist Likud party) at the Jerusalem Conference hosted by the Netanyahu Institute in July 1979.

According to the War on Terror doctrine advocated by Netanyahu, "Islamic terrorists" attack Israel because it is a Western state with Western values. The West, Netanyahu says, is the real target so the U.S. must lead the West in waging a global War on Terror to destroy Islamic terrorists and the regimes that support them. This is exactly what the United States has done since 9/11, at incredible expense to its own population, leaving a trail of devastated nations in its wake.

The Israeli construct was designed to get the U.S. to destroy the enemies of the Zionist state. The Israelis developed the War on Terror construct and then created the Islamic opponent, al Qaida, to serve as the antithesis – the virulent enemy of the West. The real purpose of al Qaida, and its subsequent iterations like ISIS, is to be a moving target used to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, like Syria, while sustaining the illusion of an Islamic antithesis, posing a mortal threat to the security of the West. The Zionist-controlled media is the essential element in selling the fraudulent War on Terror to the public.

May 30 09:51

Turkish president slams presence of Russia, Iran, US in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raps the presence of Russia, Iran and the US in its war-ravaged neighbor, Syria.

May 29 08:44

FLASHBACK - 9/11: Cover For A Coup D'Etat?

September 11th 2001. The day that will forever live in infamy as the day when the reset button was hit on over two centuries of American history and allowed for the new doctrines of preemptive war, the domestic police state and the codifying of torture into the law of the land. The real meaning as well as the cause of 9/11 continues to resonate and be debated throughout the alternative media and the blogosphere despite the sanctimonious reverence given to it by the corporate, state controlled mainstream media where those who dare to even suggest that it was blowback are shouted down by angry demagogues standing atop their electronic soapboxes. That one single day more than anything else has been used as the justification the rise of the new American fascist state and the illegal wars of aggression that feed the colossus that is the military industrial complex.

May 29 08:41

Iran-Led Push to Retake Falluja From ISIS Worries U.S.

American commandos are on the front lines in Syria in a new push toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Raqqa, but in Iraq it is an entirely different story: Iran, not the United States, has become the face of an operation to retake the jihadist stronghold of Falluja from the militant group.

May 27 10:59

 Primary U.S. embargo on Iran remains despite lifting of nuclear-related sanctions: official

The U.S. has lifted all nuclear-related sanctions as promised in the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not changed the primary U.S. embargo on the Islamic Republic, said an official of the U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday.

The U.S. will continue to prohibit Americans from investing in Iran, importing or exporting to Iran most goods or services, or otherwise engaging in commercial or financial dealings with most Iranian persons or companies, said Adam Szubin, acting under secretary of the Treasury Department, adding that the embargo long pre-dates Washington's concerns with Tehran's nuclear program.

"Along these lines, let me also say clearly that we have not promised, nor do we have any plans, to give Iran access to the U.S. financial system," Szubin said before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

regarding these sanctions: the US government is, collectively, behaving like a two year old with a temper tantrum.

The only reason the US government is keeping the sanctions in place is to assuage Israel's Netanyahu, and perhaps preventing him from bombing Iran unilaterally.

May 26 15:24

US House Bans Govt. Purchase Of Iran Heavy Water

The US House of Representatives has voted to bar the American government from purchasing heavy water from Iran in the future.

On Wednesday, 251 lawmakers voted for the bill which prohibits US tax dollars from being used to buy Iranian heavy water.

May 18 20:31

The Iranian Government Really Believes Kim Kardashian Is a Spy

Kim Kardashian… a spy?
Seriously?

This is someone who took a selfie with Hillary Clinton to endorse her and spelled “president” in “Hillary for President” wrong.

May 18 09:49

IRAN BASH BEX ALERT - Congressman: Classified details of Iran's treatment of US sailors will shock nation

The classified details behind Iran’s treatment of several U.S. sailors who were captured by the Islamic Republic during a tense standoff earlier this year are likely to shock the nation, according to one member of the House Armed Services Committee, who disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon that these details are currently being withheld by the Obama administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is more of the propaganda push to demonize Iran and start yet another war there.

Small detail everyone forgets; those sailors violated Iran's territorial waters.

May 18 07:39

Iran Seeks Compensation From US for 1953 Coup

Iran’s parliament today voted on a bill requiring the government to request compensation from the United States for damages caused by the CIA’s 1953 imposition of a coup d’etat against Iran’s democratically elected government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In this case, the US has admitted to this crime.

May 17 11:06

U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fuelling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread Russia's desire to keep Assad in power.

"Many have consistently underestimated Russia's determination to prevent this regime from falling," said Philip Gordon, a former National Security Council aide to U.S. President Barack Obama. "They've been pretty clear that they're not prepared to let this happen."

Ahead of a meeting on Tuesday of the 17-nation group backing Syria peace talks in Vienna, a senior U.N. diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Europeans "tend to be pretty skeptical about the U.S.-Russia bilateralism."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation is very clear-cut; the US government wants Al-Assad out, and by any means necessary, and soon.

Russia will do everything possible to make sure that does not happen, until a true political transition is agreed upon by all parties, with Al-Assad staying during the transition at least for some period of time.

Regime change in Syria will make the long planned invasion of Iran by the US military easier (they think).

But should Iran be invaded, Russia will come to its aid militarily; various high profile politicians and military personnel have stated this very publicly.

With US troops on the ground in Syria (and we still don't know the real numbers on this), it is only a question of time before we see some degree of military escalation between Russia and the US government over Syria, and potentially Iran; unfortunately, this is inevitable.

May 16 10:26

Political Pressure Stymies US-Iran Ties

A former Obama administration official has asserted that the Iranian nuclear deal marks a radical break with past U.S. policy, contradicting the official White House stance that the agreement is not leading to a new U.S.-Iran relationship.

May 16 08:29

Iran is arresting models who pose without headscarves on Instagram

Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's future.

May 15 11:30

ISRAELI LEADER: IRAN MOCKS WWII HOLOCAUST, PREPARES ANOTHER

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: the Holocaust-themed cartoon contest may be in horrific taste, but you are absolutely lying when you state that Iran is busy planning for a new Holocaust.

Iranian leadership may be many things, but stupid is not one of them. They understand, clearly, that their country would be zorched into a sea of molten glass if they try anything as crazy as a military strike against Israel, because the retaliation, from both the US and Israel, would be nuclear should they dare do such a thing.

They, too, love their kids, and want them to have a decent future.

And another thing: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never said he wanted to wipe Israel off the map. As reported at globalresearch.ca:

So what did Ahmadinejad actually say? To quote his exact words in farsi: ”Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad.” That passage will mean nothing to most people, but one word might ring a bell: rezhim-e. It is the word “Regime“, pronounced just like the English word with an extra “eh” sound at the end. Ahmadinejad did not refer to Israel the country or Israel the land mass, but the Israeli regime. This is a vastly significant distinction, as one cannot wipe a regime off the map. Ahmadinejad does not even refer to Israel by name, he instead uses the specific phrase ”rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods” (regime occupying Jerusalem).

Mr. Prime Minister, as an erudite man, you know this to be true, rather then the fabrication you've created.. And yet you continue with this lie as though it were the truth.

Can you not understand that statements like this "Netan-bloviation" just completely demolishes any shred of credibility you might have had, not only with the Israeli electorate, but also with the world at large?!?

Do you want to go down in history as one Israel's bravest prime minister?!?

Then, sir, travel to Tehran, and negotiate a comprehensive peace deal with Iran, which includes both Israel's and Palestine's right to exist, mutual trade with Iran, educational and scientific cooperation.

THAT would take... real "male attributes!!

May 15 10:40

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she addressed AIPAC’s annual convention saying:

The United States stands with Israel now and forever. We have shared interests….shared ideals….common values. I have a bedrock commitment to Israel’s security.

(O)ur two nations are fighting a shared threat” against Islamic extremism. I strongly support Israel’s right to self-defense (and) believe America should aid in that defense.

I am committed to making sure that Israel maintains a military edge to meet increasing threats. I am deeply concerned about the growing threat in Gaza (and) Hamas’ campaign of terror.

No such campaign exists. The only threats Israel faces are ones it invents.

Clinton repeated tired old lies saying Hamas’ charter “calls for the destruction of Israel. Iran threatens to destroy Israel.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The degree to which Clinton is able to continue to swallow, then spew, the hubristic rhetoric of Bibi Netanyahu on Iran is nothing short of completely amazing; if this was a world class sporting event, Hillary would definitely win the gold.

Please remember; a Clinton presidency will mean more wars; more income inequality; more federal debt; more outsourcing/offshoring of American jobs; more illegal immigration and subsequent diminution of American wages; and an increasingly fractured United States of America.

The Iranians may be many things; one of those, however, is not stupid. They do understand that any attempt at any attacks on Israel will result on their country being transformed into a molten sea of green glass by US/Israeli nuclear weapons.

Interestingly, one question regarding Iran which no one in the alleged press corps will ask her is, "If the US unilaterally attacks Iran, what will Russia do?!?

There is one video I would encourage everyone who reads WRH to see: it is titled "Don't tell My Mother I'm In Iran", and focuses on the adventures of a very charming Jewish videographer in Tehran, to investigate how the Jews in Iran are doing.

Here's the link:

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May 13 10:37

New Hillary Clinton Scandal

May 13 10:23

Ted Cruz: The Mullahs and Their Missiles

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cruz Proves He's Israel's Senator

May 12 18:38

Navy Fires Commander in Fallout of US Sailors Captured by Iran in January

On Thursday, the Navy dismissed the commander of ten American sailors who were captured and detained for 15 hours by Iran after unlawfully sailing into Iranian territorial waters in January. The incident created a diplomatic row between the two countries, nearly extinguishing the US-Iran nuclear deal at the final moment.

May 12 11:34

Neocons Want Iran Nuclear Deal Rescinded

In a Monday Independent Journal op-ed, neocon House Speaker Paul Ryan claimed Obama “misled the American people on the Iran (nuclear) deal…Everything about (it) is starting to unravel.”

Nothing supports his baseless claims. Tehran’s best faith efforts along with four of the other P5 countries plus Germany may go for naught if neocons infesting Washington get their way.

Longstanding US policy toward Iran remains hostile - solely for its sovereign independence, unrelated to its nuclear program, well known to be peaceful without a military component or intention to have one.

Ryan and likeminded neocons want Iran kept isolated, the nuclear deal rescinded and regime change actively pursued. He opposes even modest changes in longstanding hostile policy.

May 12 08:51

Iranian Admiral Threatens to Sink Us Ships in Persian Gulf

The US government still views Iran as a defiant regime that won’t bend to their interests, and the Iranians have no reason to believe that our government is altruistic after we provided so much clandestine support to the rebels in Syria. And frankly, they’ll probably never trust us so long as we’re allied with Saudi Arabia.

Which explains why officials with the Iranian government still like to hurl threats at the US from time to time, the latest of which comes from an Iranian admiral. On Monday, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi asserted on state television that “Wherever the Americans look in the Persian Gulf, they will see us,” before adding “they know that if they commit the slightest mistake, we will drown their vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, or the Sea of Oman.”

May 12 06:52

?Just imagine... If Russia had toppled the Canadian government

Actions have been taken by the US and its allies which would be considered totally outrageous if carried out by other countries. All we have to do is to switch the names of the countries concerned to see the double standards.

May 11 05:53

IRAN’S AIR DEFENSES EQUIPPED WITH S-300 MISSILES FROM RUSSIA

The Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base has received the strategic S-300 air defense missile system, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on the sidelines of a visit to an exhibition of the achievements of the Iranian Army’s air defense base.

Highlighting the country’s major strides toward self-sufficiency in the area of air defense, he added that Iran has developed its domestically-built Bavar-373 air defense system and will launch its mass production line this year.

He said the Iranian system enjoys specifications and functions similar to those of S-300.

Dehqan further said that Bavar-373 can simultaneously engage multiple aircraft, ballistic missiles, and drones.

Back in April, Iran displayed part of the Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system in a military parade in Tehran, held to mark the National Army Day.

May 10 16:57

Chilcot Inquiry Publication Delayed To “Avoid Embarrassing Tony Blair”

NOTHING JUSTIFIES KILLING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.

— TONY BLAIR, CNN, JANUARY 15TH, 2015

The publication of the Chilcot Inquiry which began in 2009 and concluded three years ago, investigating the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq, so far costing a reported £10,375,000, is to be delayed until after the June 23rd UK European Union referendum on whether Britain stays in or leaves the EU.

May 10 11:32

Iran will sue US over decision to give terror victims $2 billion from frozen funds

Iran is planning to take legal action against the United States in international court over a US Supreme Court ruling that granted American terror victims $2 billion from frozen funds belonging to Tehran.

"We will soon take the case of the $2 billion to the international court," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a Tuesday speech in Kerman, southeastern Iran, as quoted by Reuters. "We will not allow the United States to swallow this money so easily."

In April, the US Supreme Court ruled that American victims of terror attacks in Beirut and Saudi Arabia were eligible to receive damages from Iranian central bank assets that had been frozen, upholding a 2012 law passed by Congress permitting the payments.

May 09 13:09

HILARIOUS: Trump Trolls Charles Krauthammer With Perfection

Trump uses some comedic trolling to rip neo-con war hawk Kruathammer over Iraq, Iran and a few other things. This is really funny and dead-on true.

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May 05 19:45

120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

A communique issued by the NAM's Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an "outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order."

The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of "the sovereign immunity of states and their institutions" a violation of U.S. international and treaty obligations.

May 05 14:22

US Vows to Continue Operations in Hormuz Straight Despite Iran's Threat

US operations in and near the Strait of Hormuz will continue despite Iran’s recent threat to close the strategic strait in response to US-led maritime drills in the region, Department of Defense spokesperson Peter Cook said during a press briefing on Thursday.

May 01 08:28

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

Iran’s new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in next month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics.

Apr 28 11:11

‘Poison Pill’: Senator’s Anti-Iran Deal Amendment Prevents Passage Of Bill Keeping Government Funded

The first of 12 appropriations bills the US Senate must pass to keep the government funded past September 30 suffered a legislative roadblock, thanks to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), infamous for his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

Apr 25 12:30

Stiffing Iran On The Nuke Deal

Evidence continues to mount on how lopsided has been the implementation so far of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear agreement, with Iran’s rigorous carrying out of its obligations regarding its nuclear program being unmatched by the sort of financial and commercial opening to Iran that was a fundamental part of the bargain that was struck.

Apr 24 10:05

Zuma wants trade with Iran to rise to $8bn

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said in Tehran on Sunday that his country plans to increase the volume of trade with Iran to as high as $8 billion by 2020.

Zuma told a meeting of Iranian and South African businessmen that the figure had been agreed on in his meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani earlier in the day.

He added that trade volume between the two countries in 2015 stood at about $350 million, emphasizing that this needs to be increased drastically by relying on the potentials of both sides.

Apr 24 07:06

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands on Agricultural Cooperation: Official
Head of Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Eskandar Zand said the country is in negotiations with France, Germany and the Netherlands to boost cooperation in agricultural research projects.
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“Our cooperation with France has begun in the field of research in plant breeding,” he said, adding that Iran is also in talks with Germany and the Netherlands for collaborations in this field.
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Back in January, high-ranking officials from Iran and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields of agriculture, including research, education and agribusiness.

Apr 23 03:56

First, Let’s Get the Facts on Saudis and Iranian Involvement in 9/11

(*And unfortunately , this long winded , humongous pile of BEX , coming From The NATIONAL REVIEW does just about everything EXCEPT; Get The Facts Straight .)

Apr 22 12:43

Obama Pledges to Defend Gulf States Against Iran

During his visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, President Obama provided the GCC member nations with a personal guarantee that the United States would defend their nations against “Iranian aggression.”

The comments were intended to placate the GCC member nations, particularly Saudi Arabia, as they are all openly angry about the US involvement in the P5+1 nuclear deal. Obama insisted that despite the deal, the US has “serious concerns about Iran’s behavior.”

The offer is likely an empty one, since Obama’s comments do not constitute a treaty of defense, and with him out of office in just eight months, it would be up to future presidents to decide if they actually wanted to get involved in future wars in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, how can you possibly characterize Iran's behaviour as "Iranian aggression", when all they want is trade and modernization?!?

And when was the last time Iran went to war against any of its neighbors?!?

Sir, you need to brush up on your history; the last time that happened, the US government was supporting Saddam Hussein's Iraq in a war against Iran.

As reported at wickipedia.com:

United States support for Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War, against post-revolutionary Iran, included several billion dollars' worth of economic aid, the sale of dual-use technology, non-U.S. origin weaponry, military intelligence, Special Operations training, and direct involvement in warfare against Iran.[1][2] Support from the U.S. for Iraq was not a secret and was frequently discussed in open session of the Senate and House of Representatives. On June 9, 1992, Ted Koppel reported on ABC's Nightline that the "Reagan/Bush administrations permitted—and frequently encouraged—the flow of money, agricultural credits, dual-use technology, chemicals, and weapons to Iraq."[3]

Additionally, as reported at the nytimes.com in January of 1992:

The Reagan Administration secretly decided to provide highly classified intelligence to Iraq in the spring of 1982 -- more than two years earlier than previously disclosed -- while also permitting the sale of American-made arms to Baghdad in a successful effort to help President Saddam Hussein avert imminent defeat in the war with Iran, former intelligence and State Department officials say. The American decision to lend crucial help to Baghdad so early in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war came after American intelligence agencies warned that Iraq was on the verge of being overrun by Iran, whose army was bolstered the year before by covert shipments of American-made weapons. The New York Times and others reported last year that the Reagan Administration secretly decided shortly after taking office in January 1981 to allow Israel to ship several billion dollars' worth of American arms and spare parts to Iran. That intervention and the decision to aid Iraq directly in 1982 provide evidence that Washington played a much greater role than was previously known in affecting the course of the long and costly Iran-Iraq war. U.S. Asserted Neutrality The interventions also raise questions about the White House's often-stated insistence in the early 1980's that it was remaining neutral in the Iran-Iraq war, since the United States was arming both sides in its desire to see neither side dominate the vital oil region.

Sir, forgive me, but if I understand this as an ordinary American citizen, why do you not understand this?!?

Apr 22 11:33

South Africa president to pay state visit to Iran

South African President Jacob Zuma will make a state visit to Iran for the first time to discuss ways to strengthen fraternal relations between the two countries.

Heading a 180-member politico-economic delegation, Zuma will arrive in Tehran on Saturday at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Apr 21 11:26

Bahrain's parliament calls on state to declare war on Iran and Hezbollah

The Parliament in Bahrain issued a statement calling on the government to declare war on Iran and its client terror organization in Lebanon, Hezbollah, following recurrent terror attacks against the state's security forces.

Apr 21 08:18

SAUDI FOREIGN MINISTER ADMITS SAUDIS CREATED ISIS

The Saudis could never reconcile themselves to the US-led invasion of Iraq, not because it toppled Saddam Hussein but because it led to Shia majority rule in an Arab country. When Hosni Mubarak was toppled by Egypt’s popular revolt in 2011, Riyadh accused Mr Obama of betraying a US ally.

After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning Isis offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that “Daesh [Isis] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da’wa” — the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If EVER Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Israel needed a Gandhi at the forefront of their collective geopolitical structures, it is right the heck now.

Because without this, these three countries could set the Middle East ablaze, and take the entire would with them.

Apr 20 12:11

Saudi Arabia Admits To John Kerry That It Created ISIS... But There Is A Twist

Saudi's admission that it itself created Daesh, or ISIS. As for the twist: as the late Saudi foreign minister says, the Saudis only created ISIS in response to Obama's disastrous policy in the region.

Apr 20 08:34

US Supreme Court rules Iran must pay almost $2bn to victims of 1983 terror attacks

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly US$2 billion in compensation to relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut, as well as victims of other attacks that courts have linked to Tehran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a dangerous precedent. There is no evidence that Iran had anything to do with Beirut. In fact it has all the hallmarks of a false-flag (including Israel foreknowledge). But the US courts are simply declaring nations guilty of crimes and then confiscating their wealth inside the US. This is being done not only for financial gain but propaganda value, convincing the American people that Iran deserves to be invaded.

Now they are starting the same process with Saudi Arabia, claiming some 28 pages of dubious authenticity prove Saudi Arabia was behind 9-11, with Congress preparing to pass a bill to allow seizure of Saudi Assets, again for cash to prop up the failing US economy, and for propaganda value leading towards a new invasion.

But this could backfire in a huge way as other nations may decide that investing in the US has become a high-risk venture when the US government can simply hurl an unfounded accusation and seize assets. Those other nations might decide it is time to dump their US investments and get their cash out while they still can, all at once.

Apr 18 15:35

Oil falls on failed output freeze

Oil falls on failed output freeze; Dow above 18,000

In Qatar, some 18 oil-exporting nations, including OPEC members, failed to agree to stabilise output at January levels until October 2016. A pact fell apart after Saudi Arabia demanded that Iran join in.

Crude oil ended well off the day's lows, however, with a strike in Kuwait slashing the country's oil output by more than half.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled down 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $42.91 a barrel, after falling $3 earlier in the session, while U.S. WTI crude CLc1 closed down 58 cents, or 1.4 percent, at $39.78 a barrel, after hitting $37.61 earlier.

Apr 18 08:12

First Time Iran Shows Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

S-300 complex parts can be seen at 00:22 – 00:26 The Iranian Armed Forces paraded parts of their newly acquired Russian S-300 missile defence.

Apr 17 17:16

Iran shows off Russian S-300 defense system on Army Day

Iran showed off parts of its new Russian S-300 missile defense system during National Army Day on Sunday, where President Hassan Rowhani said the country’s armed forces were no threat to neighboring countries.

Every year, Iran’s armed forces hold parades across the country to mark Army Day. In a ceremony in Tehran, broadcast live on state television, trucks carrying the missiles drove past a podium where Rowhani and military commanders were standing. Soldiers also marched passed the podium and fighter jets and bombers took part in an air display.

“The power of our armed forces is not aimed at any of our neighbors ... Its purpose is to defend Islamic Iran and act as an active deterrent.”>>>

Apr 16 09:42

Doha Is Done: Saudi Prince Drops Bomb - "No Deal Without Iran...We Are Selling At Every Opportunity"

In what appears to be a Doha party-pooping statement, Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman stated unequivocally that The Kingdom won’t restrain its oil production unless other producers, including Iran, agree to freeze output at a meeting this weekend in Doha.

Apr 14 13:11

US Maintains Banking Sanctions Against Iran

Despite the lifting of international sanctions against Iran earlier this year, the United States government intends to continue denying Iranian companies access to the US financial system.

Apr 14 08:06

Should Italy really be getting so cosy with Iran?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday became the highest-ranking European leader to visit Iran since its nuclear deal with world powers, leaving some questioning his decision to take the lead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that really Italy and Iran's business?

Apr 13 14:55

How An Iran War Was Averted

On a recent TV appearance, I was asked about whistleblowing, but the experience brought back to mind a crystal-clear example of how, before the Iraq War, CIA careerists were assigned “two bosses” – CIA Director George Tenet and John Bolton, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, the arch-neocon who had been thrust on an obedient Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Apr 11 12:36

Israel Rejects 20% Increase in US Aid as “Compensation” for Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a US proposal to increase its annual financial and military support to Israel by 20 per cent as “compensation” for the deal signed with Iran. Sources close to the US-Israeli negotiating circles said with the additional 20 percent, the US support to Israel will reach $3.6 billion a year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We want ALL your money!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Apr 11 08:05

Iran Releases Video Showing Arrival Of First Russian S-300 Missile System

"There is concern that the S-300 would seriously complicate any attempt at military intervention against Iranian nuclear facilities" CNN reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"According to the rules we just made up, nobody is supposed to shoot back at us when we fly into their country to bomb stuff!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 08 08:30

Russia & Iran negotiate canal from Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf

Moscow and Tehran are holding talks on digging a ship canal from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, said Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai, speaking to students in St. Petersburg. Any canal linking the two has to go through Iran.

Apr 07 15:47

Pro-Israel Lobby Tells Prince Charles Not To Visit Iran

Israel lobby group We Believe in Israel (WBII) is calling on Prince Charles to reconsider an upcoming visit to Iran, which it accuses of anti-Semitism.

The grassroots pro-Israel group started an online petition in response to reports the Prince of Wales is planning to visit Iran in autumn. The trip would be the first official visit of a UK royal to the Islamic Republic in over 40 years.

Apr 07 13:17

Video game depicts Iran's 1979 revolution, angers Tehran

An Iranian-born video-game designer wants players to relive history with a new game that gives users a first-person perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution.

"1979 Revolution: Black Friday" lets gamers experience the tumultuous events through the eyes of a photojournalist who is watching his country unravel. Released Tuesday by indie game designer iNK Stories, the game has garned acclaim for its accurate depiction of the revolution. The lead on the project, Navid Khonsari -- a former Rockstar Games designer who helped developed the popular “Grand Theft Auto” series – says he wanted to create a game that is not only historically accurate but could also lead to a new genre of video games.

Apr 07 11:35

US Republicans offer bill to block potential Iran dollar use

Two Republican US senators who oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran introduced a bill on Wednesday that would keep Iran from gaining even indirect access to the US financial system or using US dollars in business transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's okay. The dollar isn't what it used to be anyway!" -- Iran

Apr 05 14:23

STATE DEPT: US AGAINST SALE OF RUSSIAN SU-30 AIRCRAFT TO IRAN

The United States will use its veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block the sale of Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets to Iran. State Department Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon stated this on April 5 during a congressional hearing on Iran. Thomas Shannon told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that any such sale have to be approved by the UN Security Council. “The sale of Su-30 fighter aircraft is prohibited under UNSCR 2231 without the approval of the UN Security Council and we would block the approval of any sale of fighter aircraft under the restrictions,” he noted.

Apr 04 11:19

Saudis Retaliate To "Oil Freeze" Fallout: Ban Transport Of Iranian Crude In Territorial Waters

At first, when it announced the terms of its "oil freeze" agreement with Russia one month ago, Saudi Arabia seemed willing to grant Iran a temporary exemption from the supply freeze, at least until it recovers its pre-embargo production levels. That however changed on Friday when the country's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shocked Saudi Arabia's Arab allies in the Persian Gulf, telling Bloomberg his country would only join the freeze curbe Iran - and all other OPEC member nations - also joined.

Following the Friday announcement, yesterday Iran's oil minister Zangadeh made it clear that the country rejects Saudi demands, and would continue ramping up production at will, in the process making the April 17 Doha meeting meaningless.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Financial wars have a way of becoming shooting wars, and this could get ugly very quickly, particularly in light of the reality that no matter what the US government says, it wants to find an "excuse" for beginning a shooting war against Iran.

Apr 04 07:48

Hillary Clinton: “If I’m President, We Will Attack Iran… We would be Able to Totally Obliterate Them.”

On July 3, 2015, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton addressed a hand-picked audience at a Dartmouth College campaign event. She lied calling Iran an “existential threat to Israel… I hope we are able to get a deal next week that puts a lid on (its) nuclear weapons program.”

Even if we do get such a deal, we will still have major problems from Iran. They are the world’s chief sponsor of terrorism.

They use proxies like Hezbollah to sow discord and create insurgencies to destabilize governments. They are taking more and more control of a number of nations in the region and they pose an existential threat to Israel.

We…have to turn our attention to working with our partners to try to reign in and prevent this continuing Iranian aggressiveness.

Fact: US and Israeli intelligence both say Iran’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence whatever suggests Tehran wants one. Plenty indicates otherwise.

Apr 01 08:42

All Quiet in the Eurasian Front

Iran will once again be discussed at the UN Security Council. The reason: recent ballistic missile tests, which according to the West, are “capable of delivering nuclear weapons” – an alleged violation of the 2015 UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

This is bogus. Tehran did test-launch ballistic missiles in early March. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei stressed missiles were key to Iran's future defense. Ballistic missiles have nothing to do with Iran’s nuclear program; and yet Washington kept bringing it to the table during the manufactured nuclear crisis.

Mar 31 15:46

Bought and Sold? John McCain’s Foundation Took $1 Million from Saudi Arabia

The contribution came as President Obama attempted to negotiate the nuclear agreement with Iran, Saudi’s regional adversary, raising concerns that a foreign government influenced internal US policy.

Mar 31 07:24

US, three allies urge UN meeting on Iran missile tests

The United States and some of its European allies have reportedly called for a meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Iran’s recent missile tests, which they claim were carried out in defiance of a UN resolution.

Mar 30 09:58

Moscow Says Putting Iran’s Ballistic Tests on UNSC Has No Basis

Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov once again affirmed that Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests were not in breach of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution adopted last July.

Mar 24 15:57

Donald Doesn’t Know Jack About Iran

The agreement that rolled back Iran’s nuclear program has been praised by America’s leading policy experts, nuclear scientists, editorial boards, and our key allies. But not by Donald Trump. It is “ disastrous... horrible,” he thunders. “I’ve never seen something so incompetently negotiated.”

Really? Before he repeats his claims at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference next week, maybe he should talk to some people who know a good security deal when they see one: Israel’s military and intelligence leaders.

Mar 23 14:57

Riding a c90 through Iran

Mar 22 22:32

Donald Trump Full Speech at AIPAC Policy Conference (3-21-16)

TRUMP: Good evening. Thank you very much.
I speak to you today as a lifelong supporter and true friend of Israel. (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I am a newcomer to politics, but not to backing the Jewish state.
(APPLAUSE)
In 2001, weeks after the attacks on New York City and on Washington and, frankly, the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated and they were perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalists,
Mayor Rudy Giuliani visited Israel to show solidarity with terror victims.
I sent my plane because I backed the mission for Israel 100 percent.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
In spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the Gaza Strip, I was the grand marshal of the 40th Salute to Israel Parade, the largest-single gathering in support of the Jewish state......

http://time.com/4267058/donald-trump-aipac-speech-transcript/

Mar 22 09:22

2012 Clinton Email Reveals Syria War All About Securing Israeli Hegemony

Clinton noted that the operation in Syria was in part designed to curtail Iran’s nuclear program so that Israel could maintain its “nuclear monopoly” and thereby continue to dominate the region militarily. “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad,” Clinton wrote in the email.

Mar 22 08:43

At AIPAC, Hillary Vows to Uphold Israel's Military Dominance

On Monday morning, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC. Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, she attacked his neutral stance on negotiating a settlement to the Israel-Palestine conflict. She also affirmed the U.S. and Israel's strong military alliance, and she vowed to reestablish sanctions on Iran if provoked. Let's take a look at what she said.

Mar 22 07:18

Exclusive: Donald Trump Tells The Brody File He's "100%" In Favor Of Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump says he is, “100%” in favor of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He also believes the Iran/U.S. nuclear deal is, “going to actually lead to nuclear proliferation.” And as for President Obama? He says, “We have a president that I think is the worst thing that has ever happened to Israel.” Watch the clip below.

Mar 22 06:57

‘Dismantle the disastrous deal’: Trump tells AIPAC Iran deal is 'number one priority'

We have been had! Just another Zionist puppet!This guy will get us into WW3 just like Hillary!

“My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said, speaking before AIPAC in Washington, DC on Monday evening. “I have been in business a long time…this deal is catastrophic for Israel – for America, for the whole of the Middle East… We have rewarded the world’s leading state sponsor of terror with $ 150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return.”

Trump criticized the deal for not requiring Iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability and only limiting its nuclear program for a certain number of years. He chastised Iran for contributing to problems in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia by providing weapons and money.

Mar 21 18:45

Three Arrested In US Over Evasion Of Iran Sanctions: Report

The United States has allegedly charged three people over plotting to evade its sanctions imposed on Iran, reports say.

The three people include a Turkey-based businessman along with two other men, reports by AP and Reuters said, citing US prosecutors on Monday.

Mar 21 13:54

Another Brazen Lie From Hillary Clinton: Iran poses threat to Israel

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a speech to an influential Zionist lobby group in Washington that Iran still posed a threat to Israel and needed to be closely watched.

Mar 20 08:33

“The West Overthrew all Democratic, Peaceful Governments. …It then Manufactures Terrorist Cells”

Since the peace talks in Vienna, known as the Vienna Process held in late October 2015, Iran joined the negotiations to find a solution to the devastating civil war in Syria that has left more than 250,000 Syrians dead since 2011.

The United States had previously objected to Iran’s presence at the peace talks, and in January 2014, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon withdrew his invitation for Iran to partake in the one-day negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland.

It was conjectured at that time that the United States pressured Ban to back away from his decision to include Iran in the UN-sponsored event.

However, it’s has transpired that Iran can play a defining role in bringing back peace and stability to Syria given its close partnership with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Mar 19 15:03

Israel, Hillary Clinton and the Syrian holocaust

Gilad Atzmon highlights documents from Hillary Clinton’s email archive, published in WikiLeaks, which show a common interest between her and Israel in the destruction of Syria and the fomenting of Shi’i-Sunni civil war in the country and the wider Middle East.

Mar 19 08:54

Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Shoah

From: Sidney Blumenthal To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-07-23

Quoting an Israeli security source Sidney Blumenthal wrote:

“[I]f the Assad regime topples, Iran would lose its only ally in the Middle East and would be isolated. At the same time, the fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the war against Syria was all for Israel. Why doesn't Israel fight their own wars? Why are Americans fighting and paying for Israel's wars of aggression?

Mar 18 17:55

GOP At War Against 'Peace' Between US And Iran: Activist

Republican lawmakers in the US Senate are trying to sabotage a possible rapprochement or relaxation of tensions between the United States and Iran, says Brian Becker, an American political commentator and antiwar activist.

Mar 18 11:14

Navy Commander: Iran Preparing to Send Warships to Atlantic Ocean

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the country is planning to send a fleet of warships to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. Sayyari said that presence in the Atlantic Ocean is among the Iranian Navy's plans for the next Iranian year (to start on March 20). Sayyari told the Islamic republic news agency that presence in free seas indicates the Iranian Navy's capabilities in establishment of security. He added that presence in free seas, specially in North of Indian Ocean that is a bottleneck from an economic aspect, is among achievements that was fulfilled upon guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei. In relevant remarks earlier this month, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Gholam Reza Khadem Biqam announced that Iran is moving ahead with a large scale navy modernization program for wider presence in the high seas.

Mar 18 11:05

Iran Blasts Presence of Terrorist Leaders in Geneva Talks on Syria

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in phone talks with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Friday. He described presence of the leaders of terrorist groups at the negotiations table in Geneva as harmful... Jaafari also dismissed the Syrian opposition negotiating team as a “terrorist Saudi delegation headed by a murderer”. Amir Abdollahian, meantime, appreciated de Mistura's efforts to settle the crisis in Syria politically, and underlined the necessity for focusing on Syrian-Syrian talks. De Mistura, for his part, lauded Iran's efforts in fighting against terrorism and its support for settling the crisis in Syria politically, and said despite the challenges, the trend of Geneva talks are positive and they will continue by next Tuesday. The Syrian peace talks have hit their first logjams, as disputes erupted over the composition of delegations to the talks and a Kurdish call to form a federal Syria with a semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the North of the country.

Mar 17 13:33

Republicans Introducing Iran Sanctions to Congress

***“I reject our current posture of willful ignorance and inaction towards Iran's terrorist activities, illegal missile testing, funding Assad's war, and human rights abuses,” says Sen. Mark Kirk. “The Administration’s response cannot once again be it’s ‘not supposed to be doing that’ as Iran continues to walk all over U.S. foreign policy and the international community,"

He is joined by 15 other Republican senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

>>>

Mar 17 05:31

Iran preparing to send commandos, snipers to Iraq, Syria - military official

Iran is preparing to send its snipers and commandos as military advisers to the war-torn Iraq and Syria, a senior military official told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. "At some point we might decide to use our commandos and snipers as military advisers in Iraq and Syria," the Fars news agency quoted Deputy Chief Liaison of the Army's Ground Force General Ali Arasteh as saying. The first group of commandos and snipers already undergo training for the purpose and Iran might decide on sending them to Iraq and Syria in the near future, the official said. Tehran is providing Iraq and Syria with military advisory and humanitarian assistance in their fight against terrorist groups.

Mar 16 14:16

FLASHBACK - General Wesley Clark Tells 'Democracy Now' The Truth About Middle East And War On Iraq!

Mar 15 09:10

Iran Missile Tests Don’t Violate Nuclear Agreement: EU’s Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests do not violate its nuclear deal with the world powers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO!" -- Official White Horse Souse

"Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 15 08:45

U.S. Government Blames 9/11 On Iran, Fines Iran $10.5B; Iran Refuses To Pay

On March 14th, Iran announced that it will never pay the $10.5B that a U.S. court demanded it pay for the 9/11 attacks.

Mar 14 19:54

US Extends Travel Warning for Iran - State Department

Americans should avoid traveling to Iran as the risk of getting detained remains high, US Department of State said in a warning extending the previously issued advice for US tourists in late January.

Mar 14 09:22

Propaganda: Iran ordered to pay $10.5 billion for 9/11 by US judge

A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack.

Mar 14 08:56

Your daily dose of BOOGA BOOGA! Schumer: Dam cyberattack was 'shot across the bow' from Iran

A cyberattack on a small dam in the suburbs outside of New York City was a "shot across the bow" of the United States and should be met with tougher sanctions against Iran, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday.

Mar 13 10:33

BEX ALERT - Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visited Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although this artcicle claims Iranian media reported on the missile graffiti, no specific media outlet is named. And one has to wonder why such a provocative message would be allowed on a test missile, or why the Iranian media report it, knowing it plays into the US and Israeli propaganda effort.

In any event, below is the highest resolution image I could find of the test, and no signs of any such message are visible.



This is just another lie to start a war!

Mar 13 08:45

Netanyahu Calls on World Powers to Punish Iran for Missile Tests

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called for world powers to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran, following its ballistic missile tests last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We don't like what they did, so you have to go kill them for us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 13 04:24

Israel To Urge Six World Powers To Punish Iran For Missile Violations

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening [Saturday[ instructed the Foreign Ministry to contact the P5+1 countries and demand that immediate punitive measures be taken in the wake of Iran's repeated and gross violations on the missiles issue,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The six world powers are the US, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Mar 12 10:24

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei embraces relations with whole world 'except US and Zionist regime'

“Islamic Republic had no intention of hostility towards the West; in this country an independent structure was formed and it was the west who first showed enmity toward us. We have suffered damages from west and should not forget what west did to us,” Mehr news agency reported Ayatollah Khamenei as saying.

“I do not favour cutting ties with West, but we must know who we are dealing with,” he said, adding: “We must have relations with whole world except the United States and the Zionist regime; we must know that world is not only west and Europe. Today, powers are spread in the world and east of world and Asia is a vast region.”

Mar 11 15:40

Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi export of Wahhabism

James M. Dorsey argues that Wahhabism may be the undoing of the Saudi state as it promotes domestic and regional strife and is increasingly acknowledged worldwide as the foundation of Islamic State and other Islamist terror groups.

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