Just as many of us have been warning, Donald Trump is joining his fellow PNAC puppets G.W. Bush and Barack Obama in taking the United States into yet another quagmire of a Middle Eastern war for the benefit of the military industrial complex—and Israel, of course.
Here is General Wesley Clark exposing the U.S. (PNAC) plan to topple the governments in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries back in 2007.
I expressed my deep concern that Trump would do exactly what he’s now doing from the time he was elected. All of Trump’s talk about ending America’s endless wars in the Middle East was just so much hot air. I’ve said that from the beginning.
Now, here we are: ramping up another stupid, unjustified and totally unnecessary war predicated upon nothing but lies, deception and joint U.S./Israeli provocations.
Writing for The Freedom Articles, Caitlin Johnstone writes:
What has been made abundantly clear . . . is that those who have bought into the Trump administration’s completely unsubstantiated claims about Soleimani are sincerely unaware that they have unquestioningly bought into unsubstantiated US government narratives. People tend to get their information from tightly insulated echo chambers, and if you inhabit an echo chamber that supports the current president all you’ll get is a bunch of officials, pundits and reporters saying in a confident-sounding tone of voice that Soleimani needed to be taken out. Since they’re surrounded by chatter affirming that Soleimani had attacked America and/or posed an imminent threat in the near future, they assume that chatter must be based on some actual facts in evidence.
It is not.
When I speak out online against Trump’s act of war on Iran and interact one-on-one with those who object to what I’m saying, the disparity between what they think they know and what they actually know gets very quickly highlighted. Simply by my challenging people to prove the claims that they are making about Soleimani planning to attack Americans, attacking a US embassy, directing a strike that allegedly killed a mysteriously unnamed US contractor in Iraq, killing hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq, that he’s a “terrorist”, etc, they quickly realize that they have literally no evidence for their claims beyond the unsubstantiated assertions of US government officials and people who unquestioningly repeated those assertions.
And from there I just ask them, “How well has uncritically swallowing US government narratives about the need for military action worked out for you in the past?”
Nobody wants to admit that they are doing such a thing, least of all a Trump supporter who’s poured plenty of mental energy into distancing this administration from the previous Republican occupant of the White House. But that is indeed exactly what they are doing: uncritically swallowing baseless claims by US government officials about the need to advance a pre-existing military agenda, in a way that is indistinguishable from the cult-like behavior of Bush supporters in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.
In reality there’s no evidence for any of the reasons we’ve been offered for why Iran needed to be provoked into an almost inevitable retaliation that Trump is currently tweeting will result in all-out war:
The claim that Soleimani posed an “imminent threat” is completely without evidence, rumored to be “razor thin,” and entirely debunked in this excellent essay by Craig Murray.
Mike Pence’s claim that Soleimani assisted 9/11 terrorists is so ridiculous that even the war-loving Washington Post dismissed it.
There’s no proof that Soleimani directed the strike that allegedly killed a US contractor, or that that contractor even existed.
There’s no proof that Soleimani was involved in any “attack” on any US embassy, leaving aside the obvious fact that a little graffiti on the walls wouldn’t justify his assassination if he did.
The “hundreds of American deaths” line you hear regurgitated by everyone from Trump to Elizabeth Warren actually refers to Iraqis defending themselves from an illegal US invasion with some training from Iran. The claim that Iran was behind Iraqi bombs is without evidence and wouldn’t matter if it were true; claiming the inhabitants of an invaded nation don’t have the right to defend themselves is absurd, regardless of where they got their weaponry.
The claim that Soleimani was “a terrorist” is only made because the branch of the Iranian military he commanded was arbitrarily designated a terrorist organization by the US government last year, a designation that any foreign government could just as easily make for any branch of the US military. He was actually a fearsome enemy of ISIS and al-Qaeda and played a massive role in halting the spread of ISIS.
We are being lied to, yet again, about yet another war on yet another geostrategically crucial Middle Eastern nation. And a huge percentage of the population is marching right along with it. When Iran retaliates for Soleimani’s assassination, these propagandized sheep will be herded by the political/media class into believing that the attack was completely unprovoked. And if their credulity thus far is any indication, they’ll swallow the whole load without so much as a twinge of gag reflex.
Former Congressman Ron Paul states:
President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told us the US had to assassinate Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani last week because he was planning “Imminent attacks” on US citizens. I don’t believe them.
Why not? Because Trump and the neocons – like Pompeo – have been lying about Iran for the past three years in an effort to whip up enough support for a US attack. From the phony justification to get out of the Iran nuclear deal, to blaming Yemen on Iran, to blaming Iran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities, the US Administration has fed us a steady stream of lies for three years because they are obsessed with Iran.
And before Trump’s obsession with attacking Iran, the past four US Administrations lied ceaselessly to bring about wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Serbia, Somalia, and the list goes on.
At some point, when we’ve been lied to constantly and consistently for decades about a “threat” that we must “take out” with a military attack, there comes a time where we must assume they are lying until they provide rock solid, irrefutable proof. Thus far they have provided nothing. So I don’t believe them.
See also Dr. Paul’s excellent video analysis.
In his speech yesterday (Wednesday) in which he attempted to deceive the American people into believing that he was stepping away from a bigger war with Iran, Donald Trump couldn’t help but reiterate his plans to expand and increase economic sanctions against Iran, which Dr. Paul rightly notes in the video above are nothing more than an act of war.
Plus, as Trump was again lying to the American people, he was pouring thousands of U.S. troops and deploying six B-52 strategic bombers into the Middle East in preparation for war. That is in addition to the thousands of troops and immense amounts of military firepower that are already there.
Ralph Nader nailed it when he wrote:
Both Trump and Netanyahu paint Iran as the most dangerous terrorist state in the world. Really? It wasn’t the Iranian regime that illegally cost over one million Iraqi civilian lives and blew that country apart. It was George W. Bush and Dick Cheney becoming major war criminals whose actions cost the lives of over 5,000 American soldiers, injured or made sick well over 100,000 more, and wasted trillions of dollars continuing to this day.
Iran wants its sphere of influence. The country has memories. For example, in 1953, the U.S. overthrew Iran’s democratically elected prime minister and reinstalled the dictatorial Shah who ruled despotically for the next 26 years. In 2002, George W. Bush targeted Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, referring to them as the “axis of evil.” Iran saw what he did to Iraq and didn’t want to take chances by surrendering its security perimeter.
The U.S. has Iran militarily surrounded on its eastern, western, and southern borders. Israel has working spies in Iran, creating secret sabotage and mayhem. Israel, which has illegally bombed civil war-wracked Syria (no threat to Israel) dozens of times, has recently hit locations known to have Iranian advisors to Bashar Assad, Syria’s ruler, while fighting ISIS, along with U.S. forces there. Iranians have been killed in these raids.
So who is the aggressor here? Unlike Israel’s many invasions and military incursions, Iran, a poor country, has not invaded any country for over 250 years. Iraq’s dictator invaded Iran in 1980, with U.S. backing, costing Iran an estimated 500,000 lives.
No country, save the U.S. Empire, has the chutzpah that Netanyahu possesses because he knows the U.S. government and the mass media will embrace his expanding push for U.S. militarism in the Middle East.
Steven Ben-Nun of Israeli News Live is reporting that General Soleimani was actually in Iraq to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister who had agreed to negotiate a peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Of course, peace in the Middle East does NOT serve the expansionist goals of either the United States or Israel.
Think of it: If Soleimani was in Iraq for the purpose of organizing terror attacks against the United States, would he have flown into Baghdad on a commercial jet? You have to be absolutely brainless to believe such a fairy tale.
Make no mistake about it, folks: This is another war for Zionist Israel—and U.S. war profiteers, of course.
Max Blumenthal corroborates Ben-Nun’s report:
When Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi addressed his country’s parliament, Trump’s justification for killing Soleimani was exposed as a cynical lie.
According to Abdul-Mahdi, he had planned to meet Soleimani on the morning the general was killed to discuss a diplomatic rapproachment that Iraq was brokering between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Abdul-Mahdi said that Trump personally thanked him for the efforts, even as he was planning the hit on Soleimani – thus creating the impression that the Iranian general was safe to travel to Baghdad.
Soleimani had arrived in Baghdad not to plan attacks on American targets, but to coordinate de-escalation with Saudi Arabia. Indeed, he was killed while on an actual peace mission that could have created political distance between the Gulf monarchy and members of the US-led anti-Iran axis like Israel.
As Blumenthal reported, Donald Trump was the one who actually planned and set up the assassination of General Soleimani.
Jason Charles confirms:
Trump is the first president to openly claim credit for the assassination of a foreign chief of state. Historically, heads of state are assassinated by the CIA as black budget operations, giving a president plausible deniability in the press. Trump in this case both admits responsibility for the strike and is actively taunting the Iranians with the death of their #2 on social media.
What president in their right mind would get on a public platform and brag about assassinating a head of state like Trump has done this last week?
It seems obvious, too, that Benjamin Netanyahu was also involved in the plan to murder Soleimani. No one in the Middle East would benefit more from a joint U.S./Israeli war with Iran than Israel’s corrupt, criminal Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. A war with Iran could literally be Bibi’s political salvation.
Beyond that, Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has revealed Donald Trump’s threat to use Marine Corps snipers in false flag shootings of protesters and security personnel in order to inflame the situation, throw Iraq in chaos and force Abdul-Mahdi from office.
Abdul-Mahdi testified that:
Trump called again to threaten that if I did not comply with his demands, then he would have Marine snipers on tall buildings target protesters and security personnel alike in order to pressure me.
Is Trump’s unholy war with Iran an attempt to make himself a “wartime” president the way G.W. Bush did in 2003 for the purpose of helping him win re-election? Is it an attempt to distract the American people from Trump’s Senate impeachment trial? I’m sure both of those potentialities are part of this godless and grotesque gaslight.
Or is it an attempt to mask the showdown that is taking place in Virginia between a tyrannical State government that is attempting to confiscate the arms of the people of Virginia and the liberty-loving people of that State who are vowing all-out resistance? Notice that this so-called pro-Second Amendment president has said absolutely NOTHING in support of the brave souls in Virginia who are fighting for all of our rights to keep and bear arms RIGHT NOW. I’ll have more to say about this in a future column.
Would Donald Trump really risk the lives of Americans, another prolonged Middle Eastern war and maybe World War III for the sake of Netanyahu and his nest of Zionist vipers in Israel? You bet he would!
For one thing, Donald Trump is himself a hardcore Zionist cultist. His first loyalty is NOT to the United States; it is to Israel. He brags about being Israel’s Prime Minister. Mark Levin called him America’s “first Jewish president.” He issued an executive order giving all things Judaic official protected status, making it off limits for criticism and elevating it to America’s de facto state religion.
The other thing is, Donald Trump doubtless suffers from extreme narcissistic rage. He has no moral filter. He is utterly and completely devoid of conscience. He has no feelings of personal consequences for his actions. He is immune to emotions such as grief, remorse, sorrow and empathy. Trump’s threat to attack and destroy Iran’s cultural (religious, historical, sacred, etc.) sites that have no military value whatsoever and that would intentionally take the lives of untold numbers of innocent civilians is a glaring indicator of his narcissistic and pathological rage.
For such a man to control the mightiest military force in the world is a nightmare of ghoulish proportions.
Do not be fooled: War with Iran will be costly—and I mean for the United States. It will make the U.S. war in Iraq look like a Boy Scout camping trip by comparison.
We’ve been waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost twenty years—with no end in sight and nothing to show for it, except thousands of American deaths, trillions of American dollars wasted and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi and Afghani deaths.
And now Donald Trump is leading America into yet another Middle Eastern war. For what? To enrich the military industrial complex and the politicians they bankroll? To enrich the oil companies? To save Benjamin Netanyahu’s job and keep him out of jail? To spoil the peace efforts between Iran and Saudi Arabia? To assist Israel’s Naziesque expansionism? To save Trump’s 2020 election? To distract the American people from Trump’s impeachment trial? To cover up the tyrannical effort to disarm the people of Virginia? For what?
We can soon expect a false flag attack that can be blamed on Iran to justify Trump’s bloodlust. Are our memories really that dulled?
America has absolutely NO BUSINESS being in the Middle East whatsoever. WE are the aggressor. WE are in violation of God’s Natural Law. WE are in violation of International Law. WE are the ones fomenting dissension and war in the region. WE are the ones killing untold numbers of innocent people who have never harmed, never tried to harm or never even thought about harming the United States.
Is this what all you folks voted for when you voted for Donald Trump? Will you now continue to praise and support him as he leads us into another unconstitutional war? Will you send your sons and daughters to fight Trump’s War—Trump’s unholy war? Will you continue to call him “God’s man” and “the chosen one” when you go to church?
Will you say “amen” when the con man, thief, convicted felon and overall moral reprobate, televangelist Jim Bakker, hypocritically pontificates, “Trump is a test whether you’re even saved. Only saved people can love Trump”? What rubbish!
Trump is a test, alright, but NOT in the way Bakker thinks.
Quoting Jason Charles again:
Trump-supporting Christian Zionists have come out in force defending the actions of the president and voicing their support for any and all war the U.S. and Israel directs us into. You simply cannot defend Trump at this point without looking compromised yourself. He is a moral reprobate, liar, and the active party in the murder of a foreign head of state.
Christians Zionists are . . . completely without discernment or principle and absent of any Christian charity and efforts toward peace. Christians are under a blindness and delusion that can only be attributed to the judgement of God on this country. They worship a wicked man and deserve every bit of the judgement of Heaven we will undoubtedly continue to receive.
Mr. Charles is absolutely right. Christian Zionists are truly under a supernatural delusion—about Donald Trump and the Rothschild State of Israel.
When you look at the cause of divine judgment on America, look FIRST at the house of God. (I Peter 4:17)
If America’s Christians continue to follow the Pied Pipers of Christian Zionism in blind support of the murderous psychopaths Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, I fear that the judgment of Heaven upon this country will be recorded as one of the greatest national catastrophes in the annals of human history.
P.S. I strongly urge readers to order the phenomenal book by Christopher Bollyn entitled The War On Terror.
From the book’s back cover:
Behind the War on Terror is a strategic plan crafted decades in advance to redraw the map of the Middle East. 9/11 was a false-flag operation blamed on Muslims in order to start the military operations for that strategic plan. Recognizing the origin of the plan is crucial to understanding the deception that has changed our world.
By going to war with Iran, Trump is proving that he is just another bought-and-paid-for neocon warmonger—a puppet for the CFR, Zionist Israel and the military industrial complex. This is NOT a spontaneous event. This is a cold, calculated strategy that has been taking place since before 9/11/2001. Trump is “the chosen one” alright; he has been chosen by the globalists to finish what G.W. Bush started—not that it will EVER be finished. But they intend to clear the way for the Zionists to realize their long-anticipated Greater Israel Project.