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War on Iran And Calling America's Bluff

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The Trump administration once again has graphically demonstrated that in the young, turbulent 21st century, "international law" and "national sovereignty" already belong to the Realm of the Walking Dead.

As if a deluge of sanctions against a great deal of the planet was not enough, the latest "offer you can't refuse" conveyed by a gangster posing as diplomat, Consul Minimus Mike Pompeo, now essentially orders the whole planet to submit to the one and only arbiter of world trade: Washington.

First the Trump administration unilaterally smashed a multinational, UN-endorsed agreement, the JCPOA, or Iran nuclear deal. Now the waivers that magnanimously allowed eight nations to import oil from Iran without incurring imperial wrath in the form of sanctions will expire on May 2 and won't be renewed.

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President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran deal upheld his highest obligation: to protect the safety and security of the American people.

Why Iran sanctions are necessary: http:// 45.wh.gov/SUUPiW

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The eight nations are a mix of Eurasian powers: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Italy and Greece.

Apart from the trademark toxic cocktail of hubris, illegality, arrogance/ignorance and geopolitical/geoeconomic infantilism inbuilt in this foreign policy decision, the notion that Washington can decide who's allowed to be an energy provider to emerging superpower China does not even qualify as laughable. Much more alarming is the fact that imposing a total embargo of Iranian oil exports is no less than an act of war.

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I really enjoy your articles.


Regarding a US war against Iran, it looks like Israel, its powerful and wealthy lobby and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament based neocons will maneuver their political whores in Congress into a war just as they did when they got the Iraq War started.


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It's Rothschild and the bankers. It's always the bankers. All wars are bankers' wars.

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The Washington insane asylum will be the death of us all.

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Iran is a peaceful country..even gave up its nukes. Trump is Netanyahu's puppet.

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Trump's psychopath appointees are putting the American people in harm's way. It is time he stands up to whatever threats imposed by Henry Kissinger in 2017 and fires the neo-cons he appointed, namely Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Elliott Abrams as their psycho bravado without any regard for consequences has reached the point of what the rest of the inhabitants on this planet are willing to put up with Venezuela and Iran being that point.

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