Trump’s March to War with Iran | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump’s March to War with Iran

War with Iran would be a painful and pointless disaster. It would make the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan look like warm-up acts. It would cost trillions of dollars, kill tens of thousands of people and destabilize an already volatile region. It would trigger a global recession as oil prices spike and uncertainty collapses markets. It would also drive the spread of nuclear weapons and increase the risk of nuclear weapons use.

War would not in any conceivable scenario lead to the establishment of a popular, democratic, and pro-Western government in Iran. With war would come chaos. If the current regime were to fall, the power would pass not to demonstrators in the streets but to those with the guns—the Revolutionary Guard. In all likelihood, war would bring to power a more virulent, more dictatorial, and more anti-American regime than the current one in Iran.

The very next day, September 24, National Security Advisor John Bolton dramatically expanded the mission of U.S. combat forces in Syria, announcing that they would stay in that war-torn nation “as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders and that includes Iranian proxies and militias.” This approach risks bringing the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria into direct conflict with the estimated 10,000 Revolutionary Guard forces there.

On October 3, Bolton commandeered the White House podium to announce that the administration is cutting diplomatic ties even further. The United States has terminated, he said, the 1955 Treaty of Amity—a basic diplomatic accord that regulates economic and consular ties between America and Iran—blaming Iran directly for attacks on a now-closed U.S. consulate in Basra, Iraq even though an Iranian consulate was similarly attacked by an angry crowd. He called Iran a “rogue regime” and “the central banker for international terrorism” and countered reporters’ concerns that the United States was closing paths for diplomatic resolution with the assertion that U.S. actions “were closing doors that shouldn’t be opened.” He also claimed without evidence that “Iran is increasing its nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is President Trump making these moves right now?!?

Because it was a promise given to both Sheldon Adelson, the man who owns Middle East Foreign policy, due to giving President Trump maximum financial support possible, and his other BFF in the Middle East, Prime Minister Netanyahu, along with the promise to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Unfortunately, President Trump is no master military strategist, and he keeps on drinking the grade-A koolaid from his military advisers, that this would actually be a winnable war.

And the question which should keep some people in the bowels of power in DC awake at night is this; if President Trump goes into Iran, what will Russia, its long time friend and trading partner do?!?

My suggestion is that just as it has for Syria, Russia will assist Iran militarily against the US; so just how does that change the equation???

And we also have a companion piece here, also from globalresearch. Taking a page out of the Hussein/Bush playback, and here it comes:Illegal sanctions: Pompeo arranges mass-starvation of the Iranian People

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