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Aug 25 14:00

Hit the ATM: The Ankara-Tehran-Moscow coalition

So Turkish President, a.k.a. Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan is about to make a high-profile visit to Tehran – the date has not yet been set - to essentially kick start the ATM (Ankara-Tehran-Moscow) coalition in Syria.

Anyone as much as hinting at such a massive geopolitical tectonic shift a few weeks ago would be branded a madman. So how did the impossible happen?

A major strategic game-changer – Russia using an airfield in Iran to send bombers against jihadis in Syria – had already taken place, with its aftermath spectacularly misreported by the usual, clueless US corporate media suspects.

Aug 24 11:40

The Dangerous Temper Tantrums of US War Hawks. Make Russia and Iran “Pay a Price” for Fighting Terrorism in Syria

Similar to petulant children who do not get their own way, there is an increasingly choir of war hawks in the US who are pushing for a major escalation in the Syrian war. In response to the fading power of Washington in the world, and the success of the Syrian Army, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, in fighting terrorism in Syria, the war hawks in Washington are calling for blood.

The fact that the government of Bashar al-Assad is still standing after the West has spent the last five years trying to overthrow it is too much for many in the US to accept. Furthermore, with a growing number of major powers forming strategic relationships outside of Washington’s control, US imperialists are increasingly terrified of how the geopolitical landscape is shaping up.

Making Russia and Iran “Pay a Price” for Fighting Terrorists in Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

An escalation of the war on Syria, coupled with attacks against Russia, and Iran, are sheer madness.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is no guarantee that they won't do it.

And of course, if it turns out that internal DNC and White House polls on the upcoming election indicate that Trump is going to win in a landslide, the DNC will be most delighted to "gift" him with a war before he has even taken the Oath of Office in January.

Aug 24 09:53

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payment to Iran, which is part of an additional $400 million cash payout that occurred just prior to the release of several U.S. hostages and led to accusations that the administration had paid Iran a ransom.

The Obama administration has admitted in recent days that the $400 million cash delivery to Iran was part of an effort to secure the release of these American hostages, raising further questions on Capitol Hill about White House efforts to suppress these details from the public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, US Congress, if you have the guts to do this, subpoena the President to answer your questions under oath; if he refuses, hit him with a Contempt of Congress action.

Aug 24 09:40

BEX ALERT - US State Department Warns Iran Wants to Capture US Citizens

The US State Department has issued a travel warning, urging citizens to avoid visiting Iran, asserting that the nation has made abducting Americans a priority, and that the US would be limited in how they can assist, in the event of an emergency.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 24 01:02

Obama Blocks Congressional Inquiry Into $1.3 Billion Payment To Iran

The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter.

Aug 23 22:55

Speaker: Russia Continues Anti-Terrorism Flights from Iran's Western Airbase

Putin fakes left,then he fakes right to Iran and tucks it in and goes up the middle. They are playing mind games with some razzle dazzle.
Make war by Deception.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the country's airbase in Hamadan is still being used by the Russian fighter jets to conduct anti-terrorism flights in Syria.

Aug 23 09:44

Russia Underlines Continued Combat Missions from Hamadan Air Base if Necessary

The Russian defense ministry announced on Monday that it has called back its air fleet from Western Iran after accomplishing all planned anti-terrorism missions in Syria, but meantime underlined that similar missions will be conducted from the Hamadan air base in future based on mutual agreement with Tehran.

Aug 22 11:02

China Joins Russia in Syria War? “Enhanced Military Aid” against US Sponsored Terrorists?

If Syria goes, Iran is next, a war if initiated by Washington far more potentially consequential and devastating.

Iran’s population alone makes it an important regional country – four times the size of Syria at around 80 million. Imagine the possible war-related death, injury and displacement toll.

Transforming the Islamic Republic into a US vassal state would give America and Israel unchallenged Middle East dominance.

Russian and Chinese regional influence would wane or be eliminated. The loss of Syrian and Iranian sovereignty would greatly aid the scourge of US imperialism worldwide – Moscow and Beijing the key independent powers standing in the way of its global dominance.

Aug 22 08:28

Iran releases images of 1st self-manufactured missile defense system

The final version of Iran’s first domestically-built long-range air defense missile system has been unveiled at a Defense expo, alongside other state of the art technologies.

Iran’s Bavar-373 air defense complex is designed to track down and penetrate targets like drones and missiles, as well as combat aircraft at various altitudes.

Aug 22 07:01

Iran to Make Supersonic Cruise Missiles Soon: DM

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the great technological advances made in the country’s missile industry, saying Tehran will be capable of manufacturing supersonic cruise missiles in the near future.

Aug 21 08:25

Iran as a Twentieth Century Victim: 1900 Through the Aftermath of World War II

Iran was once a great power, and though invaded by Greeks, Arabs, Turks, and Mongols and exploited by imperialist powers in the modern era, it has continued to assert its national identity and its people have developed a special sensitivity to interference with its sovereign rights.

Aug 21 08:00

Kremlin Presses Turkey for Access to NATO's Incirlik Air Base, Home to US Nukes

ROTFWLMFAO! Sorry! Couldn't help it!

Russian officials have reached out to Ankara to request access to the American-built base as a convenient launch pad for airstrikes in the Syrian theater, but it remains to be seen whether such cooperation will roil NATO’s feathers.

Aug 20 08:48

Russia, Iran and China: It’s time to slap New World Order agents in their faces

Vladimir Putin: “It seems that someone would like to impose upon us some new game rules, deliberately tailored to accommodate the interests of the privileged few…”

Aug 19 15:16

Turkey And Iran Reach Agreement On Conditions For Syria Peace

In a stunning diplomatic surprise, Turkey and Iran have announced a preliminary agreement on fundamental principles for a settlement of the Syrian conflict.

Aug 19 10:13

Raw: Russian Jets Leave Iran For Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear US-backed terrorists.

DUCK!!!!!!!

Aug 19 09:39

State Department Admits Obama Lied - $400 Million Payment To Iran Was Contingent On Prisoner Release

If you define "ransom" as "a payment exchanged contingent on the release of a hostage" then you find yourself forced to admit that President Obama lied last week when he aggressively denied (and was irked at the question) that he paid Iran a $400 million ransom for the return of 4 hostages. Today, The State Department's spokesperson John Kirby told the truth that the Iran payment was contingent on the prisoner release... but of course spun this 'ransom' payment as masterful diplomacy "deliberately leveraging the moment."

Aug 19 07:38

Why the new Iran revelation looks so bad for the Obama administration

Back in January, Iran released five American prisoners it had been holding. That same day, we have come to find out, the American government sent $400 million in cash to Iran.

It isn't hard to draw conclusions based on the proximity of those two events. And yet, the Obama administration repeatedly sought to separate them from one another — even as Republicans have almost universally accused it of paying a "ransom" for American "hostages."

The administration's task in denying that allegation just became much more difficult.

In response to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the State Department on Thursday acknowledged that the money was used as "leverage" in the prisoner-release negotiations. The money was already due to Iran as part of a settlement over a decades-old failed arms deal — also reached in January — but State Department spokesman John Kirby confirmed it was withheld until the prisoners had left Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's very clear here: what the Obama Administration told the American people, and the world, about this transfer of money was another lie.

This was precisely a ransom for these prisoners.

Americans know it, the Iranians certainly know it, and the world knows it.

Aug 18 14:51

US Official Puts Number Of Iran-Backed Fighters In Iraq At 100K

Iran-backed Shia forces in Iraq have grown to 100,000 in the war against Daesh Takfiri militants, says Baghdad-based US military spokesman, Colonel Chris Garver.

In an email to Fox News, Garver said that since the rise of Daesh terrorists inside Iraq more than two years ago, Shia forces have grown to 100,000 fighters.

Aug 18 11:19

Video: Russian Military Build up in and around Syria

The Russian aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, with about 15 Su-33 and MiG-29K/KUB fighter aircraft and more than a dozen of Ka-52K, Ka-27 military helicopters and Ka-31 airborne early warning & control rotorcraft aboard, is also expected to be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct air strikes on terrorist targets in Syria and ensure the air defense of the Russian military grouping located at the Khmeimim Air Base.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what happens if Turkey "gifts" the base at Incerlik to the Russian military?!?

Things are moving quickly in this part of the world, and definitely NOT to Washington's liking.

Aug 18 10:25

US: Russia’s Use of Iran Bases Could Violate UN Resolution: Russia Points Out That's Obviously Not the Case

The US State Department is claiming that the Russian use of an Iranian air base for strikes against ISIS in Syria could violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, and claims to be consulting “our lawyers” to decide if it amounts to a violation.

Resolution 2231 bans Iran from obtaining nuclear-capable ballistic missiles or combat aircraft, though the State Department claims it can be used to do a lot of other things, and that Russia having military assets inside Iran might amount to the “transfer of military technologies” to them.

Russian officials are pointing out that’s obviously not the case, and that no aircraft or supplies are being transferred to Iran, they’re just using an Iranian base. The language of the resolution does not suggest any ban on Iran allowing the use of their air bases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short message to the US State Department; the lies simply are not working, folks; you have far too many very thoroughly engaged, on-line citizens, who remember very clearly when the US and the world was fed that codswallop about "Iraq's weapons of Mass Destruction", and therefore can never believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Aug 17 13:48

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies.

Aug 16 22:38

Iraq allows Russia access to their airspace

Iraq has given the Russian Air Force full access to their airspace in order to combat the terrorist forces like the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that are occupying eastern Syria.

This move by the Iraqi government came just hours after the Russian Air Force landed their first fighter jets at the Hamedan Airbase in Iran.

Aug 16 22:31

'Russia anti-ISIS airstrikes from Iran base show model cooperation lacking in West'

Russia's new partnership with Iran is a model kind of military cooperation which has been lacking so far in the West regarding the Syrian conflict, and is the type of action needed to defeat the menace of Islamic State, says political commentator John Wight.

Aug 16 08:45

Russia, for First Time, Uses Iranian Base for Syria Campaign

Russian bombers launched attacks in Syria from an Iranian air base for the first time on Tuesday, potentially altering the political and military equation in the Middle East.

Long-range Tupolev-22M3 bombers, which would otherwise have to fly from Russia, used an Iranian base near Hamadan to hit a series of targets inside Syria, according to a brief statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.

The agreement to let Russia use the base significantly deepens the country’s military role in the region, most obviously in Iran. And it could help solidify Russia as the main broker of any future peace agreement in Syria.

Aug 15 20:54

Russia Responds To Loss Of Helicopter - Heavy Tu-22M3 Bombardments Of ISIS Positions In Syria

Published on Jul 14, 2016
Russia Responds To Loss Of Helicopter - Heavy Tu 22M3 Bombardments Of ISIS Positions In Syria

Now that some of these are being based in Iran it's a shorter trip to Syria with a bigger bomb load to kill terrorists.

Aug 15 20:48

Russia deploys jets at Iranian Airbase to combat insurgents in Syria (Pictures)

Game over! Russian Strategic Aviation will be flying out of Iran!

Al-Masdar News has obtained exclusive photos of Russian warplanes being deployed to the Hamedan Air Base in western Iran.

Currently, the strategic TU-22M3 bombers take flight from southern Russia at Modzok airfield; however, this newly signed military agreement with Iran will allow Russia to reduce flight time by 60%, saving the Kremlin both money and improving airstrike effectiveness.

Aug 15 13:10

Israel Loses Secretive Oil Pipeline Case To Iran, Ordered To Pay $1.1 Billion Plus Interest

The Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s highest court, ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion plus interest to Iran in a decades old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline predating Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. The verdict was dated June 27, while media broke the story late last week.
Note: Israel will need more money from you the taxpayer for this.

Aug 12 08:49

FLASHBACK - Israel Lobbyist - We Need a False Flag to Start War with Iran!

Aug 12 07:17

Netanyahu cost Israel billions in US arms deal, rival Lapid says

Israel is being short-changed on its 10-year military aid package with the United States, and it is because of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's behaviour, one of his political challengers said on Tuesday.

Yair Lapid, who leads Israel’s centrist Yesh Atid party, said the yearly aid of as much as $3.8bn that Israel is likely to get would have been bigger had Netanyahu not created such a ruckus over Washington’s nuclear agreement with Iran.

“We are getting a far lesser deal than the one we could have gotten before Prime Minister Netanyahu voyaged to Congress last March,” said Lapid, referring to a 2015 speech that was widely viewed as an embarrassing rebuke to US President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greed, thy name is Israel!

Aug 12 07:12

Anti-Cancer Vaccine Successfully Tested in Iran

Iranian researchers produced an anti-cancer vaccine which has successfully been tested on animal samples.

Aug 11 06:34

Ex-CIA Analyst: Morell's Comments Predict 'Continuation of US Feckless Policy'

Former CIA Deputy-Head Michael Morell, who has thrown his support behind Hillary Clinton for the US presidency, said Tuesday during “CBS This Morning” that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to make their countries "pay a price."

Aug 10 09:30

FORMER CIA DIRECTOR AND HILLARY SUPPORTER: "WE SHOULD KILL RUSSIANS AND IRANIANS COVERTLY"

Attempting to justify what is essentially a conspiracy to commit acts of murder, terrorism and war, Morell compared his proposal to alleged covert operations waged against the US during its illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 and onward. The difference between the US invasion of Iraq and that of Russia's intervention in Syria, however, is significant. The US invaded Iraq in 2003, predicated upon a premeditated lie, while Russia was invited to aid the acting government of Syria.

Here is the key exchange:

Morell: We need to make the Iranians pay the price in Syria; we need to make the Russians pay the price.

Rose: We make them pay the price by killing Russians and killing Iranians?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, in Morell's opinion, the covert assassination of Iranians and Russians will make relationships better with Iran and Russia?!?

Then what, please, will prevent Russia and Iran from doing the very same thing to American assets, in all regions?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nothing.

Morell obviously prefers assassinations to negotiations, and yes, to many people around the world, this country has become the "assassination nation", with all of its use of extrajudicial assassinations as a tool of its military policy.

But folks,the truth of the business here is that to be publicly advocating this position, demonstrates, painfully, that Morell has become mentally unhinged in the extreme, and has utterly lost his reality licence; and remember that if Clinton wins/steals the election, he most probably will have a place in her cabinet.

And that cabinet position, if named honestly, will most probably be the newly minted Secretary... of Geopolitical Insanity.

Aug 10 08:25

Has the CIA’s Plot to “Covertly” Kill Russians in Syria Come to Pass?

Former acting director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Morell during a televised interview with American talk show host Charlie Rose, openly conspired to commit a raft of war crimes in Syria, suggesting that the US should take measures to ”covertly” kill Russians and Iranians through armed proxies on the ground.

Aug 10 07:47

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

A Saudi-Moscow alliance for its part would inevitably lead a Queen of War administration towards – what else — regime change in Riyadh disguised as R2P; “responsibility to protect” the Saudi populace. One should expect Hillary crony Samantha Power to vehemently defend it at the UN.

Yet considering the Queen of War’s instincts, all signs do point towards Iran.
The manual/blueprint/road map for Hillary’s wars is arguably here, in this very dangerous intersection between US neocons and neoliberalcons. The CNAS think tank is led by one-third (Michele Flournoy) of what I have dubbed The Three Harpies; Hillary Clinton, Flournoy and – the most terrifying words in the English language – Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, the possible lethal trio in charge of foreign policy under a Clinton Three administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary's win means endless wars and destruction in the Middle East to benefit Israel..We saw what happened in Iraq because of the war she supported, Libya , the war she created, and Syria the war she's still supporting.

The secret visit of retired Saudi general Anwar Eshki to Israel created an anger inside Saudi Arabia. Saudi government lied to their people by telling them that general went to see Palestinians and the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.in an attempt to pacify them.

If she's elected, Hillary and her army of Neocons will not stop at next war with Iran...but they'll continue plotting to take on Russia and Putin...and that's the tragedy of making her a US president.

Aug 09 18:17

The Iranian connections - anyone looking into this?

Here a link to an article about both Jarret and Abedine with Iranian and Muslim Brotherhood connections, also closely connected to 0bama and Hillary. Might those $400 millions secretly shipped to Iran have partly returned or are awaiting those 4 mentioned above? One has to wonder.
Worth investigating.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/8_4_2015_13_24.html

Aug 09 18:11

$400 million to Iran - and who else is connected?

Here a link to an article about both Jarret and Abedin with Iranian and Muslim Brotherhood connections also closely connected to 0bama and Hillary. Might those $400 millions secretly shipped to Iran have partly returned or are awaiting those 4 mentioned above? One has to wonder.
Worth investigating.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/8_4_2015_13_24.html

Aug 09 16:44

Former CIA Director And Hillary Supporter: "We Should Kill Russians And Iranians Covertly"

Morell: We need to make the Iranians pay the price in Syria; we need to make the Russians pay the price.
Rose: We make them pay the price by killing Russians and killing Iranians?
Morell: Yes. Covertly. You don't tell the world about it. You don't stand at the Pentagon and say we did this.

Since Morell's comments in 2015, two Russian helicopters have been shot down, one by terrorist organisation "the Islamic State," and one by Jabhat Al Nusra, a US State Department designated terrorist organisation also known as "Al Qaeda in Syria."

While we don't know if the Kremlin would be interested by this admission, we do know that for Mike Morell there is just one presidential candidate he would endorse: Hillary.

Aug 09 13:39

‘Kill Russians and Iranians, threaten Assad,’ says ex-CIA chief backing Clinton

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary Clinton and insists that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to “pay the price.”

The ex-CIA chief, who worked with Clinton while she was secretary of state, told CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose that Iran and Russia should “pay a big price” in Syria – and by that he meant killing them.

Aug 09 09:18

TOOSDAY’S TOON ~~ #PokemonGo BANNED IN IRAN

Pokemon Go Banned in Iran Due To “Security Concerns”

Aug 08 14:54

Iran executes a CIA spy - then demands $2 billion of frozen assets: Ex-president Ahmadinejad returns to further embarrass Obama

Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to 'quickly fix' a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing families of people killed in attacks linked to Iran to collect damages from some $2 billion in frozen assets.

Aug 08 07:20

Putin: Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran Could Discuss New Caspian Projects

Moscow, Baku and Tehran could discuss new energy and transport projects among other joint initiatives in the Caspian Sea, President Vladimir Putin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While the US makes wars, Russia makes deals!

Aug 08 06:51

Video: Huge Gas Pipeline Explosion Sparks Enormous Fire In Iran

Three people were injured when a gas pipeline exploded at a pressure boosting station in Bandar Genaveh, Bushehr province.

Aug 08 06:47

BEX ALERT - Iran Is Ready To Attack Israel

The tension between Israel and Iran appears to be heightening. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), recently said: “Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nonsense! One only needs to look at the history of the region to see who the constant aggressor against their neighbors is, and it is not Iran! In fact, Iran has not initiated a war of aggression against another nation in over 200 years! Iran is also aware that Israel has nuclear weapons. So the only time Iran will actually use their military is if they are attacked first.

Aug 08 06:05

Clinton's private server held emails about nuclear 'spy' executed in Iran: Aides discussed scientist 'friend' and his decision to return home after defecting to the U.S. for $5m

Hillary Clinton used her private email server to discuss details of the Iranian nuclear scientist who has executed for giving information to the CIA.

Shahram Amiri, who was hanged on Sunday for 'revealing secrets to the enemy', was in the US and allegedly informing on Tehran's extensive nuclear program during the Democrat's controversial reign as Secretary of State.

At the time she stressed researcher had been there of his 'own free will' and was described as 'our friend' in correspondences.

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Amiri worked for a university affiliated with Tehran's extensive nuclear program.

He is said to have had an in-depth knowledge of Iran's nuclear program and was kept at a secret location after returning to the country.

According to CBS, he told officials in interviews he was being held against his will by Saudi and U.S. spies.

But American officials said he was set to receive millions for informing.

Aug 08 00:44

10 things you need to know about Syria

Aug 07 10:08

IRAN EXECUTES NUCLEAR SCIENTIST FOR SPYING FOR THE U.S.

Working as a nuclear scientist in Iran may just be the most stressful job in the world. One persistent risk is that some variation of the Stuxnet virus will cripple your infrastructure and lead to an uncontrolled nuclear explosion, courtesy of Israeli or US intelligence. A second risk is being blown up (allegedly by the CIA) while driving your car. A third is simply being executed by your employer.

That's what happened to Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri, who was executed over the weekend after a court convicted him of spying for Washington, a spokesman for the judiciary said on Sunday cited by Reuters. "Through his connection with the United States, Amiri gave vital information about the country to the enemy," Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said quoted by IRNA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember, if you think that such an act was "too harsh", what the US government did to the Rosenbergs for turning the secrets of the American nuclear bomb to the Soviet Union.

Aug 07 09:28

Iran is First Country to Ban Pokemon Go

Good luck trying to catch 'em all in Iran. The country's High Council of Virtual Spaces has officially banned the Pokemon Go app, making Iran the first country to do so.

Aug 07 07:54

Lieberman Compares Iran to Nazis, Iran Deal to Munich Pact…Again

Over the past few days, a tempest has been brewing after Pres. Obama defended his Iran nuclear agreement by correctly noting that the entire Israeli defense and intelligence leadership acknowledges that it has improved Israeli and world security. This apparently angered defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, who couldn’t leave well enough alone.

Aug 06 17:14

Did The US Make ‘Ransom Payments’ To Iran? No, Of Course Not

Just in time for Throwback Thursday, there is a fresh new Iran scandal dominating the news. And like most Iran scandals, the latest is much ado about nothing. It’s not even a new event; just new details on something that happened nearly seven months ago.

Aug 06 09:16

Putin encourages Iran to join Russia-led Eurasian alliance

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the successful cooperation between Moscow and Tehran, and has expressed hope that a free trade zone can soon be established between Iran and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.

Aug 05 15:40

The Danger of Excessive Trump Bashing

The widespread disdain for Donald Trump and the fear of what his presidency might mean have led to an abandonment of any sense of objectivity by many Trump opponents and, most notably, the mainstream U.S. news media. If Trump is for something, it must be bad and must be transformed into one more club to use for hobbling his candidacy.

Amid his incoherence and insults, Trump has raised valid points on several important questions, such as the risks involved in the voracious expansion of NATO up to Russia’s borders and the wisdom of demonizing Russia and its internally popular President Vladimir Putin.

Aug 05 14:01

The Reluctant Enemy

The Enemy according to Trump is unemployment, outsourcing, immigration, wars abroad, neocons and free-wheeling allies, the Clintonites chose, Russia as the enemy.

In words of Jeffrey Sachs, “Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex supporting every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA.” And now she and her party set their sights on Russia.

Aug 05 12:55

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

The Saudi Foreign Ministry was forced to go on a non-denial denial overdrive about a visit to Israel on July 22 by a delegation led by retired Gen. Anwar Eshki.

Eshki happens to be close to Saudi intel superstar and onetime close Osama bin Laden pal Prince Turki bin Faisal, who recently met in the open with former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) generals Yaakov Amidror and Amos Yadlin.

So what did they actually talk about? Predictably, the imminent prospect of the Full Spectrum Dominatrix finally taking over the White House.
Both Bibi Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and de facto House of Saud ruler and Prince of War Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh have been reduced, under the Obama administration, to the status of proverbial, euphemistic “estranged allies”. Between them, they are de facto allies – even as they cannot admit it to the Arab street. Both are dead sure, under the Queen of War, there will be – what else – war. The question is against whom.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a Turkish/Russian/Iranian alliance would completely trump (pun intended) any of Hillary's plans to attack Iran to please Israel.

Putin has to be one of the smartest people in geopolitics; he's one-thousand chess moves ahead of Obama (and, potentially, Clinton) every moment, and to be developing such ties with Turkey right now, after the aborted Turkish coup (which the Turkish government blames on elements in NATO and the US),one could logically say that the timing couldn't be better here.

Aug 05 08:55

Iran Claimed Months Ago US Paid a Ransom, Nobody Listened

The Obama administration has spent the last several days claiming that a $400 million cash payment to the Islamic Republic of Iran had nothing to do with the coinciding release of four American hostages, but Iranian officials stated quite the opposite seven months ago.

Aug 05 08:49

Iran's Ayatollah: "The US Created ISIS"

Even as the Obama administration is embroiled in a scandal involving the paradropping of a crate of cash with $400 million in it in non-USD denominated bills to Iran, the same Iran continues to heap scorn upon the US president, culminating yesterday with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khemenei, accusing the U.S. of creating and supporting ISIS as a means of creating conflict among Muslims and promoting a false form of Islam in the world.

In an English language Twitter account affiliated with Iranian Supreme Leader, the country’s highest authority, tweeted:

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Khamenei.ir @khamenei_ir
US aim of making & backing DAESH is to sow discord in Islamic Ummah, defame true Islam & promote Wahabbi Islam which is far from true Islam.

Aug 05 08:40

PROOF OBAMA LIED=> US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until (Ransom) Plane Arrived

Former US Iranian Hostage Saeed Abidini told FOX Business Network today the Iranian regime WOULD NOT let his plane leave Tehran until the ransom plane arrived.

Aug 05 07:48

The US did not pay a “$400 million ransom” to Iran. Here’s what actually happened.

ed note (tony)…Unbelievable lies and demagoguery about Iran by the JMSM, as to be expected. These are the facts;

When the U.S. Embassy was taken over in 1979, the Carter Administration declined to deliver weapons the Shah had ordered and paid $400 million for.
When the Iran deal was struck, it was agreed that the United States would refund the $400 million with interest accrued over the years, for a total of $1.7 billion.
As a good-faith gesture, Iran released hostages at the same time the agreement went into effect.

Aug 05 06:57

Iran Captures Daesh Terrorists Sent from Mosul, Raqqa: Senior MP

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi has said that Iran has arrested several terrorists that Daesh had sent from Iraq and Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... so the White House would have an excuse to start bombing Iran, no doubt!

Aug 04 16:24

Eric Trump weighs in on father’s feud with Khan family

“My father’s simple message – it’s not an anti-Muslim message, it’s [an] anti-terror message,” he said. “You know, we have ISIS and they’re running rampant around the world and we have to do something about it and quite frankly, if you look at Hillary.”

Khizr Khan gave a blistering denunciation of Donald Trump at last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Aug 04 16:21

Eric Trump predicts dad will ‘win this crazy thing’

'I think we're going to win this crazy thing,' he said.

As his father’s seemingly quixotic campaign caught fire, Eric Trump, 32, an admitted political neophyte, found himself thrust into the heart of it all. He barnstormed across small towns in Iowa and New Hampshire, gamely doing interviews on local radio stations and Fox News, all while balancing growing responsibilities to the company.

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Aug 04 16:18

Julian Assange: “1,700 emails” proves Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS in Syria

“A vote today for Hillary Clinton is a vote for endless, stupid war,” - Julian Assange

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Aug 04 16:14

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman interviews Donald Trump

Donald Trump: You look at how horribly are veterans are being taken care of.

BRANDON RITTIMAN: So, I want to start by asking. Hillary Clinton did make history. I know she’s not your favorite person, but she made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee from a major party in American history.

Do you acknowledge that? Is that a positive step for the country?

TRUMP: She’s got bad judgment. Everything she’s touched has turned bad. Whether it’s Syria, or Libya, or the migration, or the beginning of the Iran deal. She’s got horrible judgment. She voted for the war in Iraq. Another mistake. She was in favor of NAFTA. Another mistake. She’s got bad judgment.

We’re going to have a woman president, but it shouldn’t be her. She would be catastrophic for our country.

Aug 04 08:25

Pompeo: Iran "Ransom" Payment Is Obama’s Iran-Contra Scandal

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) slammed the Obama administration on Wednesday for taking “lawless” steps to provide Iran with $400 million in “pallets of cash” as part of a so-called ransom payment to free imprisoned Americans, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The good news is that the corporate media now has something to talk about that ISN'T Hillary Clinton's scandals!!!!!!!

Aug 04 08:24

An Angry White House Snaps Over Secret Iran "Hostage" Payment: "Why Is That Relevant"

Having been exposed for giving $1.7 billion of US taxpayer money to Iran - coincidental (we are told to believe) with the release of 4 Americans and the signing of the US-Iran nuclear accord - The White House is coming out swinging.

Trump didn't waste any time:

"Our incompetent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the one who started talks to give 400 million, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!" he tweeted.
And then, as RealClearPolitics reports, White House spokesman Josh Earnest today accused critics of the Iran nuclear deal of "lying to the American public" for questioning whether a $400 million cash payment to Iran could have been used to fund terrorism.

Read that again! But Earnest then went on to say that while admitting the cash was handed over, it was also possible it was used for nefarious activities...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am almost starting to feel sorry for those White House spokes-slugs.

 

Almost...

Aug 03 15:59

US 'Secretly Shipped' $400mn To Iran For Release Of 4 Hostages – Report

A cargo plane with $400 million in foreign currencies was secretly sent to Iran on the same day four Americans were released from Tehran, according to a WSJ report citing EU and US officials. Washington insists the timing of the two events is coincidence.

Aug 03 08:18

Flashback: Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn - Former CIA officer John Stockwell

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."

Aug 03 08:11

White House Caught Secretly Airlifting $1.7 Billion US Taxpayer Cash To Tehran To Ensure Iran Nuclear Accord Success

What Donald Trump has proclaimed the worst deal ever made, may just have become worst-er. The shocking truth behind the US-Iran nuclear deal, as WSJ reports, is that John Kerry and the Obama Administration airlifted $1.7bn of cash in 'compromise' payments (read - bribe) to Tehran to ensure the release of 4 captured sailors coincidentally the same weekend as the signing of the nuclear deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran, Iraq, the banks .... no matter what the US Government screws up, YOU get to pay for it all!

Aug 02 18:17

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed

The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.

Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.

The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran to resolve a decades-old dispute over a failed arms deal signed just before the 1979 fall of Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Aug 01 11:19

Iran Slam CIA Chief's Interfering Remarks, Reiterates No Non-Nuclear Talks with US. Supreme Leader Rejects Talks with US on Regional Issues as "Lethal Poison"

"They (the Americans) want us to negotiate with them on the regional issues but the nuclear deal experience tells us that this (talks with the US) is a lethal poison and we cannot trust the Americans' words in any issue," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large gathering of Iranian people from all walks of life in Tehran on Monday. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950511001068

Aug 01 11:11

Commander Warns of ISIL Plots to Foment Insecurity in Iran. Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan warned that the ISIL terrorist group has hatched plots to stir insecurity in Iran by approaching the country's borders. "The ISIL footprints are still seen in Iraq's Diyala province. The ISIL has come to Afghanistan and near the border with Pakistan and has plans to hit a blow to Iran," Pourdastan said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Monday...
Stressing that the Takfiri terrorism is rooted in Wahhabism, foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said this fake school has links with Saudi regime and has spread in different parts of the world through the money spent by the Saudi rulers. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950511001237

Aug 01 10:56

Iran's Leader Accuses US of Assisting Coup in Turkey

"In the recent events in Turkey, there is a strong accusation that the coup was staged by the Americans' measures and preparations and if this issue is proved, it will be a big scandal for the US," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large gathering of Iranian people from all walks of life in Tehran on Monday. He referred to Turkey's good relations with the US as a regional ally, and said, "The Americans are opposed to Islam and Islamic tendencies and therefore, they have staged coup in Turkey where there are Islamic tendencies." "Of course, this move (coup) was suppressed and the US is now hated in eyes of the Turkish people; and the Americans are being weakened in Iraq, Syria and other places as well," Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Aug 01 09:17

IRAN THREATENS TO BLOCK STRAIT OF HORMUZ

Jul 31 08:03

Source Dismisses Haaretz Report on Injuring Basij Commander in Syria

An informed source denied reports by the Israeli daily, Haaretz, that Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi was wounded by Israeli forces or terrorists during a publicized visit this weekend to Southern Syria.

Jul 30 08:01

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List

General Dumbford head of the joint chiefs of staff is headed to Turkey to convince Erdogan that the US didn't try to overthrow him.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
The world no longer believes the lies that spew from the mouths of American politicians and generals like vomit!
China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *........
Add Turkey to the list!

Webmaster addition: Also Cuba in 1898 and 1955, Chile in 1973, Philippines in 1899 and 1965, Hawaii in 1893, China 1900, Panama and Honduras in 1903, Mexico 1914, Panama again in 1989, Dominican Republic 1965, Cuba again in 1961 (failed), etc.

Jul 30 07:35

Moscow & Tehran ink energy deals, discuss free trade zone

A five-year strategic cooperation plan was agreed on Friday between Moscow and Tehran during the visit by co-chair of the Russia-Iran Joint Economic Commission Mahmoud Vaezi’s to the Russian capital.

The sides signed a contract for the construction of a power station in Iran's Hormozgan province. The power plant’s four generators will have a 1,400 megawatt capacity. Moscow has already approved a €2.2 billion loan for infrastructure projects in the Iran, including the construction of the power station.

Jul 29 12:46

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

“I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.”

Jul 29 07:02

Russia may supply components for Iranian satellites

Components for Iranian satellites may be produced by Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation, said Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov after meeting with Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Vaezi in Moscow.

Jul 27 06:39

Iran Rejects US Claims about Presence of Al-Qaeda Members in Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi made the remarks on Tuesday in reaction to a recent report, saying that the US Treasury has blacklisted three members of al-Qaeda “living” in Iran.

“The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has always underlined its firm determination to fight terrorist groups and has taken all necessary measures in line with relevant international obligations,” he said.

Iran has no information about the presence of al-Qaeda elements on its soil, Qassemi added.

Jul 26 10:57

In Signal to Military, Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude toward Russia. Clinton also wanted to repudiate any association with the issues of social inequality that motivated the widespread support for her main rival in the primaries, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Kaine is among the most hawkish figures among Senate Democrats. As governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, Kaine oversaw billions of dollars in cuts to the state budget. The state of Virginia is a major center for the military and defense industry, and is home to the Pentagon and the headquarters of the CIA.

Between 2009 and 2011, Kaine served as the head of the Democratic National Committee, the leadership body of the Democratic Party. He is close to Wall Street, having recently backed measures to deregulate banks.

Jul 26 06:20

THE US-SAUDI PLAN TO PROMPT AN IRANIAN PULLBACK FROM SYRIA

The US and Saudi Arabia have been conspiring with one another to engineer a series of crises that could prompt Iran to pull back its troops in Syria and redeploy them back to the homeland. The modus operandi has been to encourage peripheral insurgencies inside the Islamic Republic’s borderland regions concurrent with a terrorist threat to the interior, all while stirring up Color Revolution commotion. In short, Washington and Riyadh are working hard to wage a multidimensional Hybrid War on Iran, and all indications point to each respective component of this campaign intensifying in the coming months as the US turns up the heat against its decades-long Mideast rival.

Jul 25 09:50

Iran allows no country to decide on its missile program: Def. Min.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the Islamic Republic will not allow any country to make decisions on its missile program.

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?

“HILLARY CLINTON WILL NEVER BECOME PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” – MIKE PENCE

Jul 23 14:27

Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles

The Trump phenom is about economic insecurity. This isn’t about ideology, or racism, it’s about reality;

Western elites were shocked by Brexit, shocked that all their fear mongering and finger-wagging amounted to nothing. The same is true in the US, where the media’s daily attacks on Trump have failed to erode his base of support at all, in fact, they may have added to it.

That’s the reality that made Trump possible, and that’s what this election is about, economic insecurity.

Jul 23 14:22

Donald Trump Jr. Receives Standing Ovation For His Speech At RNC

Make America Work Again. “We are going to put America First.”

“Let me tell you something about “Risk.” If Hillary Clinton were elected, she’ll be the first President who could not pass a basic background check.
Hillary Clinton is a “Risk” Americans cannot afford to take.”

Jul 23 07:58

SAVAK Terrorism & US Multinationals

Wherever the Four Horsemen (Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, BP Amoco & Royal Dutch/Shell) gallop the CIA is close behind. Iran was no exception. By 1957 the Company, as intelligence insiders know the CIA, created one of its first Frankensteins – the Shah of Iran’s brutal secret police known as SAVAK.

Kermit Roosevelt, the Mossadegh coup-master turned Northrop salesman, admitted in his memoirs that SAVAK was 100% created by the CIA and Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency that acts as appendage of the CIA. For the next 20 years the CIA and SAVAK were joined at the hip when it came to matters of Persian Gulf security.

Jul 22 10:24

SAVAK Terrorism & US Multinationals

Kermit Roosevelt, the Mossadegh coup-master turned Northrop salesman, admitted in his memoirs that SAVAK was 100% created by the CIA and Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency that acts as appendage of the CIA. For the next 20 years the CIA and SAVAK were joined at the hip when it came to matters of Persian Gulf security.

Three hundred fifty SAVAK agents were shuttled each year to CIA training facilities in McLean, Virginia, where they learned the finer arts of interrogation and torture. Top SAVAK brass were trained through the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Public Safety Program, until it was shut down in 1973 due to its reputation for turning out some of the world’s finest terrorists.

Jul 22 10:09

IRGC Disbands Terrorist Group in Western Iran, Kills 1

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that another terrorist group has been dismantled in Western Iran. "A team of terrorists who were trying to cross Iran border with Turkey was dismantled on Thursday by the IRGC forces," Salmas IRGC Commander Colonel Alireza Madani said on Thursday night. He noted that IRGC forces realized that four terrorists were trying to enter Iran through the Turkish border in a region 25 kilometers from the city of Salmas. "Two of the terrorists managed to flee, one of them was arrested and another one killed during the IRGC operation," Colonel Madani added. He reiterated that on the basis of the intelligence tips received by the IRGC, the four terrorists were counterrevolutionary elements living in neighboring Turkey. "They wanted to launch terrorist activities in Iran, but their plans were aborted," Colonel Madani added. He said that several machineguns and ammunition were also seized from the terrorists.

Jul 22 10:07

Iran DM: S-300 Defense Shield Deployed

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced that the Russian S-300 missile defense system which was delivered to Tehran by Moscow recently has been deployed and integrated into the country's missile defense network. "Integration of the indigenized systems with the new systems has increased (Iran's) air defense capability". The recently-delivered missiles can be used in the S-300 PMU2 defense shield which is known as the most advanced and deadliest missile defense system in the S-300 family. According to the Russian arms manufacturer, the PMU2 needs only 5 minutes to prepare for action against hostile flying objects. The radar used in the missile shield, N6E Big Bird 64, can simultaneously identify 200 targets, trace 12 targets and send the information to the fire control radar.

Jul 20 16:31

US Appeals Court Reverses Forfeiture Order Of Iran Assets

A US federal court order benefiting the families of some victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack and others has been reversed on appeal.

Jul 19 13:31

Erdogan: Turkey ready to restore regional peace together with Iran and Russia

Turkey is ready to work towards restoration of peace and stability in the region together with Russia and Iran, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a telephone conversation with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday.

"Today, we are determined more than ever before to contribute to the solution of regional problems hand in hand with Iran and Russia and in cooperation with them," the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Erdogan as saying. The Turkish president informed Rouhani about the situation in Turkey. "At present, the situation is getting back to normal but it is too early to say that everything is over," Erdogan said.

Jul 19 08:50

‘AP Exclusive’ On ‘Secret’ Iran Deal Neither Exclusive Nor Secret

AP reporter George Jahn, who has been scaremongering about Iran’s civilian nuclear program for untold years, once again has an article breaking, claiming “Secret Document Lifts Iran Nuke Constraints“. Jahn writes similar stories every time he’s done wiping the egg off his face from the last nonsense article. So get the eggs ready.

Jul 18 14:44

117 Killed In Iraq; Heavy Strikes In The Kirkuk Region

The Mesopotamian Marshes in southern Iraq were named
a UNESCO world heritage site. These wetlands were drained extensively
during the Saddam regime as punishment for alleged treachery perpetrated by the
Marsh Arab inhabitants during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s. The marshes have
since recuperated. Some believe the marshes may have been the location of the Biblical Garden of Eden.

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 17 12:55

The demise of Sanders’ “political revolution”

Throughout the Sanders campaign, the Socialist Equality Party has welcomed the broad shift to the left that it revealed in the thinking of millions of working people and youth, while warning that the Vermont senator would inevitably disappoint his supporters.

Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, not with a bang but a whimper. The Vermont senator formally endorsed his rival in an undignified prostration before the Democratic Party establishment and Wall Street’s favored presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The unity rally featuring Sanders and Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, had all the spontaneity and enthusiasm of a going-out-of-business sale. The funereal atmosphere was perhaps fitting

Jul 17 12:50

Failed Coup – Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich talks to RT

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, independent researcher and writer, talks to RT International on the attempted coup d’etat in Turkey:

“This incident does not have the hallmarks of a military coup. It’s almost like a mutiny.”

Jul 16 07:02

Republicans in Cleveland Applaud Trump Pick of Mike Pence

Republican delegates and party leaders gathering in Cleveland for next week’s national convention praised Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, saying it would stabilize the ticket and calm social conservatives.

It adds significant government experience to Trump’s outsider campaign for the White House.

“Principled Conservative” … “Solid Grasp On Policy” … “A Home Run” … “Could Not Have Made A Better Choice”

Jul 15 12:12

Iran Sticks to Terms of Nuclear Deal, but Defies the U.S. in Other Ways

A year after President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the worst predictions of what would happen next have not come to pass.

The Iranians, defying the expectations of the deal’s most vociferous critics, gave up 98 percent of their nuclear material. They dismantled thousands of centrifuges and filled the core of a major plutonium reactor with cement. Inspectors roam their facilities.

By late January, even Israel’s top military officer said he was impressed. “The deal has actually removed the most serious danger to Israel’s existence for the foreseeable future,” Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, told a conference in Tel Aviv, “and greatly reduced the threat over the longer term.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But Iran is "defiant", so it's okay for the US to renege on their part of the deal!

Jul 15 10:52

US Hostility Toward Iran Persists. Billions of Dollars of Iranian Assets Remain Frozen

Billions of dollars of Iranian assets remain frozen. Tehran is wrongfully blamed for regional terrorism and elsewhere. Congress earlier passed legislation authorizing Iranian assets be used to compensate victims of Israeli Mossad terrorism – wrongfully blamed on the Islamic Republic.

In April 2016, the Supreme Court shamelessly ruled Tehran must pay families of victims and survivors nearly $2 billion in compensation – including victims of other attacks wrongfully linked to Iran.

High crimes committed by America, NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other regional rogue states go unpunished – Iran targeted to pay compensation to their victims. Injustice persists.

Tehran is blocked from access to America’s international financial clearing system, its banks unable to use US dollars to conduct transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I very much dislike the degree to which Israeli foreign policy and agenda poisons that of the US government; because many times, those issues which Israel sees as good for its national trajectory are really lousy for the American people, and do not support the goals of peace and prosperity for Americans, which should be the very first concerns addressed any alleged American Congressional Representative.

Jul 15 10:38

The US-Led Militarization of Southeast Asia. China, Russia, North Korea and Iran Are Targets in Pentagon World War III Scenarios

There are two central issues, Professor Chossudovsky explained. “One is the fact that the United States has a project to militarize the Asia Pacific region, specifically threatening China. The other issue is …the [territorial] disputes between China, the Philippines, Vietnam, etc.”

The second issue, according to the analyst, would be much easier to resolve if it weren’t for US involvement, which is using the territorial disputes as part of its so-called ‘pivot to Asia’, “essentially preventing these countries from reaching negotiations, and building a situation of crisis within the Asia-Pacific region.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is painfully apparent that the folks in Foggy Bottom (DC) have collectively lost their reality license, to believe that they can simultaneously take on all of these countries.

China will come to the aid of North Korea; and Russia will come to the aid of Iran, if attacked; and China will come to the aid of Russia if attacked, and the converse will be true as well.

And the aspect to all of this which is completely confounding is, how do the players at the Pentagon, State Department, and White House believe that there can be a successful outcome to these wars, when the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to insure that successful outcome?!?

This is utter madness, writ large; and unfortunately, just because something the US government could do would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing it could do, is utterly no guarantee that it will not do just that.

The US government's weapons procurement system is absolutely incestuous, because those same corporations wanting weapons and systems contracts support the candidacies of those Representatives in Congress, overtly and covertly, who green light them.

The resulting products are, far too frequently, weapons which under-perform; are hideously expensive, and late, and incapable of keeping up with strides made by weapons developers in countries like China and Russia.

Please understand; I hate war as a method of resolving geopolitical disputes.

Having said that, however, when weapons are deployed in conflict, I want them to work beyond the expectations of our military personnel.

Jul 14 13:59

Vladimir Putin Is The Only Leader The West Has — Paul Craig Roberts

Putin does not want war. He is doing everything in his power to avoid it.

The trip-point of World War III will be the installation of Washington’s missiles in Poland and Romania. As Putin recently made clear to the imbecilic Western journalists, these missiles can easily and secretly be changed from anti-ballistic missiles to nuclear attack missiles that can strike their Russian targets within 5 or fewer minutes of launch, thus depriving Russia of its retaliatory deterrent. Once these missiles are in place, Washington can issue orders to Russia.

Whatever the evil men and women in Washington who are gambling with the life of the planet think, Russia is not going to accept these missiles.

Jul 14 13:49

Brexit campaigner David Davis to lead Britain out of the EU in Theresa May’s new Cabinet

Mr Davis, a former Tory leadership rival to David Cameron, has described Brexit as one of the biggest issues facing Britain.

“The biggest issue over coming years will be managing Brexit, improving UK trade position, controlling borders and enhancing democracy,” Mr Davis tweeted last month.

Making trade deals with countries outside Europe should be a top priority.

“That needs vision, optimism, energy and drive – that is why I am backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader,” he added.

Jul 13 11:53

House Democrats Refuse To Back GOP’s Iran Sanctions Push

Senior Democrats in the US House of Representatives have united against a Republican push to pass multiple Iran sanctions bills being spearheaded by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to a report.

Jul 12 10:13

CLASHES BETWEEN SYRIAN ARMY, KURDS PUSHES BRZEZINSKI PLAN FORWARD IN SYRIA

Why the Clashes?

The clashes between the Syrian government and the YPG Kurdish forces (notably not the Kurdish people themselves) has been a virtual inevitability since the informal declaration of a “Rojava” administration by the YPG in 2013 when the “Kurdish areas” found some level of autonomy due to a lack of government presence as the SAA began losing territory to Western-backed terrorists. Certainly, the potential for violence increased with the official declaration of Rojava autonomy in 2016. This is simply because the goal of the YPG has always been nothing more than the establishment of a “Kurdistan,” a separate enclave run by Communist YPG forces who routinely terrorize, abuse, disenfranchise, and kill Assyrians, Christians, and other non-Kurdish peoples in areas they control (see here, here, here, and here).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what happens if, and when, the Syrian military take total control of the areas currently being claimed by the Kurds as an independent Kurdistan?!?

Jul 11 13:59

Newt Gingrich Pals Around With Terrorists Saddam Hussein Once Armed

Newt Gingrich, who is being vetted to be Donald Trump’s running mate and appeared with the candidate in Cincinnati on Wednesday, left the campaign trail this weekend for an unusual reason. The former Speaker of the House had to fly to Paris to appear at a gala celebration for the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or People’s Mujahedin, an Iranian exile group that wants Washington’s backing for regime change in Iran.

In his remarks, Gingrich heaped praise on the MEK’s efforts, and congratulated them on the presence of another dignitary, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the Saudi royal family and a former head of that nation’s intelligence service.

Jul 11 12:59

Rivals Trade With Iran, Why Can’t We: Boeing

American aerospace and defense giant Boeing has criticized a possible ban by Congress on its multi-billion dollar agreement with Iran, saying that all rivaling companies should also withdraw their contracts with Tehran in case the ban is finalized.

Jul 11 12:15

House Votes to Block Civilian Aircraft Sales to Iran, Threatening Boeing Deal

In a move that threatens to cost major US airplane manufacturer Boeing $25 billion, the House of Representatives has tacked an amendment on to their latest spending bill which would ban all civilian aircraft sales to Iran under any circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Congress will kneecap Boeing to please their masters in Tel Aviv?

Jul 11 12:04

'Sure As Heck' No One Can Deal With Iran, Boeing Says After Hill Blocks Deal

American aeronautics giant Boeing has voiced concern over a US legislative move passed earlier in the week that would block its $25 billion deal with Iran, saying that all other companies that have deals with Tehran should be scrapped of their contracts as well.

Jul 11 07:09

“The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?

On June 21, 250 top military brass, military planners, corporate military-industrial ”defense” contractors, top officials and scientists from the nuclear weapons laboratories as well as prominent academics gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico to discuss, debate and promote the Pentagon’s One Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons program.

Russia is allegedly “threatening the Western World”. The objective is to develop the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons (i.e. nuclear war as a means of self-defense).

The event organized by “The Strategic Deterrent Coalition” (a non profit organization) was funded by Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital ATK, BAE Systems among other generous donors.

Jul 10 21:35

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War.

Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

Jul 10 12:51

Chilcot and the End of the Anglosphere – Justin Raimondo

Bush’s poodle subordinated British sovereignty – and precipitated a disaster.

Do we really need a 2.6 million word report on how Bush’s poodle, a.k.a. former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, allowed his country to be pulled into a conflict that claimed hundreds of British lives, thousands of American lives, and at least 150,000 Iraqi lives, while plunging the entire region into a maelstrom of terroristic chaos?

A good decade after being announced, the Chilcot report has finally been released, and what it shows is that the phrase “Bush’s poodle” is blatantly unfair to poodles: after all, even a poodle is known to have gone off its leash every once in a while – but not Tony.

Jul 08 11:10

US House Of Representatives Blocks Boeing Sales To Iran

The Republican-weighted US House of Representatives has approved measures to block sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran.

The lawmakers voted by voice Thursday to pass two amendments barring Boeing from a deal with Tehran.

Jul 07 12:37

Hillary Rebuffs Bernie’s Policy Demands

Eager to hold the political “center,” Hillary Clinton has budged little on Bernie Sanders’s policy proposals beyond nice-sounding platitudes, a strategy that could lead to clashes at the Democratic convention, says Lawrence Davidson.

Hillary Clinton has pursued the presidency for almost a decade with a tenacious determination. She almost achieved the nomination in 2008 only to lose to Barack Obama. That led to an eight-year stifling of this ambition.

Finally, in the long run-up to the 2016 election, she was convinced the nomination was hers.

Jul 07 12:33

Jeremy Corbyn gives #Chilcot statement

The much-edited Chilcot Report finally arrived and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a pretty-sounding apology for his party’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003. He called it the most serious foreign policy calamity of the last 60 years and “a stain on our party and country”.

It’s unfortunate that he dignifies the evil Iraq war conspiracy by suggesting it had anything to do with policy of the British people. It was a private venture, pledged in secret, by a Labour prime minister and his closest henchmen, and backed by the Cabinet.

Jul 07 12:30

Iraq Verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

First and foremost it was not so much a foreign policy disaster as a flat-out war crime for which Blair as chief perpetrator must be tried. And so must his Cabinet, who carry collective responsibility.

There will be mega-trouble if heads don’t roll.

Jul 06 12:44

Russian Banks Ready to Start Broker Ties with Iran

The officials of the Central Bank of Russia announced preparedness of major banks in their country to establish broker relations with their Iranian counterparts.

Jul 05 11:06

Trump Hammers On Brexit, “Independence Day” And Repudiation Of Rule By The Global Elite

One thing is clear, whether or not everyone will agree with what is said, Trump is at least speaking more directly than most politicians do

It turned out that Trump wasted no time in making sure that the people of America understood that what had been done in the UK can be done in the United States.

Jul 05 10:57

Globalists and Neocons Prove Incapable of Understanding Reality

If Trump wants to put America first, he needs to start firing the Neoconservatives and their lackeys from the White House and putting them on trial for making Americans look really bad.

Rather than listening and learning and modifying their actions, the ruling elites stick to “more of the same.” This process clearly emblematized by the endless procession of Bushes and Clintons replacing each other in the positions of power.

Jul 04 16:38

Iran boasts of having 'more than 100,000 missiles' ready to strike Israel and vows to 'liberate' the territory 'if the Zionists make a wrong move'

Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, said his country stood with the 'dispossessed' Palestinian state and had long-range weapons ready to fire from Lebanon.

'Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are [present] more than ever,' he told Iranian Tasnim News Agency.

There are 'tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles' ready and 'aimed at occupied' Israel.'

'If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters and, God willing, the territories will be liberated,' Salami warned.

Jul 04 12:58

Dr Paul Craig Roberts: BREXIT, WHAT NEXT ?

Hopefully, a result of the Brexit will be the breakup of the European Union and NATO

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) could probably prevent the United States from launching World War III, says Dr. P C Roberts.

Jul 04 07:01

Stir over Swedish cash for Clintons' charity

Questions are being asked about donations flowing from Sweden to the Clinton family's charity, just as the Swedish government was trying to persuade the US to limit sanctions against Iran, where the Nordic nation was attempting to boost business.

Jul 02 21:52

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

An exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Sabrosky

Q. Does a US-inspired NATO-generated Cold War climate already exist?

A. Not yet, but it is heading that way. Watch for it to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Jul 02 06:37

Trump better choice by far – Alan Sabrosky

Cold War Climate to intensify under Clinton, and to ameliorate under Trump.

Q. As an American, Alan, how can you be enthusiastic about America’s choices of US Presidential candidates in 2016?

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’

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