Monday, September 16, 2019

Will Trump "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb" Iran?

Multiple updates below. Tulsi Gabbard reacts.

By Robert Wenzel

This is getting mad and unfortunately predictable, global actors are playing with the US like a cat with a ball of yarn. The actors pull out a new colored ball of yarn every time they want the Empire to jump in a different direction.

Just a few days before President Trump was to hold a secret meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David, a suicide car bomber in Afghanistan plowed into a group, killing 12 including a US serviceman, Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

Trump canceled the Camp David meeting after the attack.

On Tuesday of last week, President Trump fired his national security adviser John Bolton. There was some speculation after the firing that this would be a positive turn for US relations with Iran.

Reports circulated that Trump was considering meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Rouhani is scheduled to be in New York later this month for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 The price of oil fell on world markets at the possibility that tensions were easing between the two countries and that some sanctions might be lifted against Iran.

But then, like the suicide bomber in Afghanistan, events turned with regard to the President's position, this time on Iran.

Early Saturday morning a massive strike was made against Saudi Arabian oil facilities, disrupting nearly half of Saudi production.

Houthi leaders in Yemen, whom Saudi Arabia is at war with, claimed responsibility for the on-target sophisticated strike. However, US Secretary of State blamed Iran.

Now, Trump is signaling that he may order an attack on Iran.

Got that, Trump is going to wait to hear from Iran's sworn enemy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as to who launched the attack.

I expect this "investigation" to be as thorough as the Saudi "investigation" of who was behind the killing of  Jamal Khashoggi.

In other words, it will be up to the Saudis as to who to blame, the Houthis or Iran.

This means US bombs could be landing on Iranian targets very soon. So much for the Trump-Rouhani meeting.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States’ failed policy of maximum pressure on Iran has turned into “maximum deceit”.

“Having failed at ‘maximum pressure’, Secretary Pompeo is turning to ‘maximum deceit’,” Zarif tweeted for blaming the attack in Saudi Arabia on Iran.

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying: “Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers around Iran are within the range of our missiles,” according to Reuters.

“Iran has always been ready for a ‘full-fledged’ war,” Hajizadeh added.

The Middle East could be one bomb too many away from oily hell breaking loose.

It is possible that Iran was behind the attack in Saudi Arabia but it is also possible that it was a false flag operation. Israel, for example, is not likely to be unhappy with the current turn of events.

In early Asia trading, oil prices are up by more than 10%.


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Tulsi Gabbard reacts:

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  1. I hear you Tulsi, but if Washington doesn't back the Saudis in every way, they just might decide to start selling oil in other currencies. Not so good for the US economy. Washington has no integrity.

  2. If Tulsi can get Trump tangled up in twitter battle where she just clowns him for being a wuss, that would be wonderful on many levels.

    1. That seems to be what Gabbard is up to. Her Tweet is very Trump-esk. Twiter may be the best way for the anti-war side to get to the Donald.