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Iraqi PM: Trump Asked Me to Mediate With Iran Then Assassinated My Guest

Trump assassinated Soleiman, who was in Baghdad for Saudi talks that Iraqis were mediating, a day after asking Iraqi PM to do the same for US and Iran

Originally ran January 6th, 2020.


The acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi addressed Parliament today with a recommendation for U.S. troops to be removed from the country. That speech has been widely covered and quoted in the U.S. media but its most explosive revelations have been omitted or buried.

In the address, Abdul-Mahdi revealed that that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a message back from Iran to Saudi Arabia about a proposal to lower tensions in the region, that Soleimani was to meet with the Prime Minister the very morning he was assassinated, and — most crucially — that days prior Trump had asked the Iraqi Prime Minister to “play the mediator’s role” between the U.S. and Iran.

Oddly, this information is not yet a major headline in any mainstream publication and those that have mentioned it in passing do not explain its full implications.

This revelation blows apart the Pentagon and White House’s claim that they took “decisive defensive action” to preempt an attack orchestrated by Soleimani. There can be no doubt that the Trump administration would have known in detail about Iran’s ongoing secret negotiations with Saudi Arabia, one of its closest allies, which were mediated by the Iraqi government, which was also operating closely and communicating frequently with Washington.

This means the Pentagon and the White House fully knew, when they ordered the airstrike to kill him, that Soleimani was traveling to Baghdad in a diplomatic capacity as an emissary of Iran, and that he had a meeting planned with the Prime Minister to discuss broader de-escalation.

The source of this revelation — Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi — was until very recently seen as a close ally, if not proxy, of Washington. Abdul-Mahdi says just a few days before the assassination Trump had personally called him to thank him for helping to end the siege of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Abdul-Mahdi had denounced that protest encampment, called for it to end and threatened to resign to convince the PMU militias to back off.

But the airstrikes against Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units leader Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes changed the U.S.-Iraqi dynamic instantly. The Prime Minister called the airstrike against his guest a “political assassination” that Iraq could not accept as an extreme violation of national sovereignty. In an official statement, he explained that “the two martyrs were huge symbols of the victory” over ISIS — a sentiment shared by a wide range of Iraqi politicians and religious figures, including many who had previously collaborated with U.S. occupation forces.

Until we receive further elaboration, the Prime Minister’s revelation to Parliament leaves in question whether the Trump White House actually helped schedule the meeting between Soleimani and Abdul-Mahdi under a pretense of peace talks and then executed Soleimani when he arrived for it — a mafia-style setup and assassination. Was the Saudi monarchy in on the plot, despite its claims that it did not know of the airstrike beforehand, or was Washington trying to sabotage a Saudi-Iranian peace initiative?

One anonymous Pentagon source told the New York Times that the assassination had little forethought, and the decision left the military “stunned”. The source claims that the Pentagon considered the drone strike assassination of a leading Iranian official so extreme when they presented it to Trump that they assumed he would not go for it. These reports assert Trump ordered the hit after just 15 minutes of deliberation and suggest he was still fuming about the images of the U.S. Embassy under siege from Iraqis. Whether this is true — or a piece of leaked misinformation from elements within the Pentagon now trying to walk back from total war — is anybody’s guess.

In any case, the White House’s official Soleimani assassination story is quickly unraveling, even faster than the “weapons of mass destruction” lie in 2003 and the fabrications that led to the Libya bombing in 2011.

Analysts the world over believe that an all-out U.S. war with Iran, a country with formidable defenses and 90 million people — larger than France and Germany — would result in incalculable death and destruction, and have enormous regional and global consequences.

A statement released today by the ANSWER Coalition, which helped initiate the 80-city day of anti-war protest on Saturday, responded to the revelation with renewed calls to action: “As the lies of the Trump administration are further revealed we must continue to demand no war with Iran and that U.S. troops leave the Middle East.”

Source: Liberation


Wikipedia: Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq coalition


  • Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, told his parliament in Baghdad on Sunday that US strike on Soleimani was a ‘political assassination’
  • Abdul Mahdi claimed that Soleimani was due to meet with him on the same day that he was killed by a US drone near the Baghdad airport early on Friday 
  • The outgoing Iraqi leader says that Soleimani was supposed to bring him Iran’s response to a Saudi proposal for de-escalating regional tensions 
  • Saudi Arabia, a regional rival, blames Iran for an attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities in September
  • Abdul Mahdi also claims that President Trump called him and asked him to mediate talks with Iran after the US embassy in Baghdad was nearly overrun
  • Supporters of the Shiite group Kataib Hezbollah scaled the walls and barreled through security at the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday
  • Abdul Mahdi said he personally intervened to defuse the embassy crisis and that the American president thanked him for doing so

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian Quds Force commander who was killed in a US drone attack in Baghdad on Friday, was in Iraq to negotiate a de-escalation in tensions with Saudi Arabia, according to the Iraqi prime minister.

Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, told his parliament on Sunday that President Trump called him to ask for help in mediating with Iran after the American embassy in Baghdad was attacked.

On Tuesday, people belonging to the Shiite group Kataib Hezbollah overran security and scaled the walls of the embassy. No Americans were injured during the protests.

Trump blamed Iran for the embassy incidents and threatened retaliation.

The attack on the embassy on Tuesday unfolded after thousands attended the funerals of the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah fighters killed in the American airstrikes last Sunday.

US fighter jets bombarded three locations in Iraq on Sunday night, in retaliation for last week’s 36-rocket attack which killed an American contractor and injured several others at a base in Kirkuk, 170 miles north of Baghdad.

On Sunday the US struck a total of five Kataib Hezbollah controlled weapon depots in Iraq and Syria, killing at least 25 people and wounding 51.

Abdul Mahdi said he worked hard to defuse tensions outside the embassy.

He said he went so far as to threaten to resign if the crowds did not disperse, according to Axios.

Abdul Mahdi even told Iraq’s parliament that Trump thanked him for his efforts. He expressed disappointment that while the American president was grateful, he was also simultaneously planning an attack on Soleimani.

Soon after Trump made his request to Abdul Mahdi for mediation, US forces launched their drone strike on Friday killing Soleimani, the Iraqi leader was quoted as saying by National Public Radio.

Abdul Mahdi slammed the Americans on Sunday for what he called a ‘political assassination’ in targeting Soleimani.

Abdul Mahdi suggested that the Iranian military leader was in Baghdad as part of Iraqi-mediated negotiations with Iran’s main regional rival, Saudi Arabia.

He said that Soleimani was going to meet him on the same day that he was killed.

‘He came to deliver me a message from Iran, responding to the message we delivered from Saudi Arabia to Iran,’ Abdul Mahdi told The Washington Post.

The Iraqi leader did not provide any further details.

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been high since September, when Iran was blamed for an attack on Saudi oil facilities.

The Saudis, for their part, were reportedly taken aback by the American strike against Soleimani.

Saudi Arabia was not consulted by its ally Washington over the strike, an official said Sunday, as the kingdom sought to defuse soaring regional tensions.

Saudi Arabia faces a ‘heightened risk’ of missile and drone attacks, the US warned, after Tehran vowed ‘revenge’ following the strike on Friday that killed the powerful Quds Force commander in Baghdad.

‘The kingdom of Saudi Arabia was not consulted regarding the US strike,’ a Saudi official told AFP, requesting anonymity.

‘In light of the rapid developments, the kingdom stresses the importance of exercising restraint to guard against all acts that may lead to escalation, with severe consequences,’ the official added.

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry made a similar call for restraint at the weekend and King Salman emphasized the need for measures to defuse tensions in a phone call on Saturday with Iraqi President Barham Saleh.

In a separate phone call with Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed ‘the need to make efforts to calm the situation and de-escalate tensions,’ the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The crown prince has instructed Prince Khalid bin Salman, his younger brother and deputy defense minister, to travel to Washington and London in the next few days to urge restraint, the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported.

Prince Khalid will meet White House and US defense officials, the paper said, citing unnamed sources.

The killing of Soleimani, seen as the second most powerful man in Iran, is the most dramatic escalation yet in spiraling tensions between Washington and Tehran and has prompted fears of a major conflagration in the Middle East.

President Donald Trump, who ordered the drone strike, has warned that Washington will hit Iran ‘very fast and very hard’ if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both allies of Washington, are also vulnerable to Iranian counter strikes.

The American embassy in Riyadh on Sunday warned its citizens there was a ‘heightened risk of missile and drone attacks’ close to military bases and energy facilities, particularly in the kingdom’s oil-rich Eastern Province and areas near the Yemen border.

A string of attacks blamed on Iran has caused anxiety in recent months, as Riyadh and Washington deliberated over how to react.

In particular, devastating strikes against Saudi oil installations last September led Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to adopt a more conciliatory approach aimed at avoiding confrontation with Tehran.

Analysts warn that pro-Iran groups have the capacity to carry out attacks on US bases in Gulf states as well as against shipping in the Strait of Hormuz – the strategic waterway that Tehran could close at will.

‘Expect Iranian reprisals (directly or through partner groups in Iraq, Lebanon or elsewhere) to target US partners in the region including Saudi Arabia,’ said Thomas Juneau, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa.

‘Given the climate in the US, where support for Saudi in the media and Congress is at an all time low, it will be difficult for Trump to commit significant resources to come to its aid.’

Yemen’s pro-Iran Houthi rebels, locked in a five-year conflict with a Saudi-led military coalition, have also called for swift reprisals for Soleimani’s killing.

‘The aggression… will not go without a response,’ said Houthi political council member Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti.

“How the response is going to be, when and where will be determined by Iraq and Iran, and we will stand with them as a hub for the resistance.”

It was unclear if the Houthi warning was directed in part at Saudi Arabia, which has stepped up efforts to end Yemen’s conflict amid a lull in Houthi attacks on the kingdom.

Saudi military commanders recently met with counterparts from ‘friendly countries’ to formulate a new strategy to tackle the Yemeni rebels, particularly those ‘opposing’ a political solution, according to Asharq al-Awsat.

Riyadh has said it will host a separate meeting of foreign ministers of Arab and African coastal states on Monday.

Meanwhile, Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to expel US troops from their country while the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said the US military across the region ‘will pay the price’ for killing Soleimani.

Iraq’s parliament voted in favor of a nonbinding resolution calling for the expulsion of American soldiers from their country in a move that that could pave the way for a resurgence of the Islamic State group.

The resolution asks the Iraqi government to end the agreement under which Washington sent forces more than four years ago to help fight the IS extremists.

The bill is subject to approval by the Iraqi government but has the backing of the outgoing prime minister.

Source: The Daily Mail

 

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Field Du Boulay
Field Du Boulay
9 months ago

The US a criminal and lawless mafia state.

nick1111
nick1111
9 months ago

Trump is a bloody murderer

Undecider
Undecider
9 months ago
Reply to  nick1111

Watch as Biden does the same.

A W Bonkers
A W Bonkers
8 months ago

“expelling American soldiers from Iraq” will not ‘pave the way for a resurgence of the Islamic State group’ “!! It was the U$A that founded Al-CIAduh, in Afghanistan, which later morphed into all the alphabet soup names (IS, ISIS, Al-Qaeda in Syria, Daesh, etc). So, getting the global terrorist-sponsoring U$A out the MENA entirely can only be a good, stabilizing event for those sovereign nations “over there” who are suffering under U$A sponsored proxy wars. General Soleimani was a true terrorist fighter — which could be another reason that Washington DC murdered him (in such a cowardly, deceitful way).

Archie1954
Archie1954
8 months ago

“Sent to fight the IS extremists”? What a joke! The US funded them, supplied them with weapons and gave them intel to allow for attacks against the regional governments in the area. The US is a monster and not to be believed, ever!

h5mind
h5mind
8 months ago

The only winner in any Middle East war will be the banks and military weapons suppliers. For all we know, those are the same jokers currently dictating US policy in the region. This whole thing is playing out like a bad plot from a mafioso movie.

Tom Turek
8 months ago

IMO it was us Jeuce that did it, that’s why the Mad Murkans now struggle to find a valid excuse for the unexpected, surprise murder.

Bob avlon
Bob avlon
8 months ago

One UN member state organizing the state sponsored assasination of a politician of another UN member state Via a Prime Minister must be an all time low.

Randy Field
Randy Field
8 months ago

Yes We remember 9/11 and yes we are still on the same page. Right Right

Ewan
Ewan
8 months ago
Reply to  Randy Field

You mean that 911, planned, executed and celebrated by Israel with the complicity of the US deep state to justify the US’s genocidal entry into the middle east?

Jonny Aimless
Jonny Aimless
8 months ago
Reply to  Randy Field

The Fire Commissioners of NYC called it a Controlled Demolition!

RussG553
RussG553
8 months ago

If further revelations show the US did in fact set up or know about the peace meeting, this is HUGE. This would have many implications, showing the US invited a foreign diplomat to a meeting and then ambushed him. HUGE. Pelosi could jump on Trump for breaking US and International laws and have a legitimate impeachment. HUGE.

Curmudgeon_49
Curmudgeon_49
8 months ago
Reply to  RussG553

Of course the Democrats could impeach him for this real high crime. It could also impeach the top military people for failing to uphold the Constitution. That isn’t going to happen, because it would signal that they are actually interested in the Constitution and opposed to the Military Industrial Complex, which they aren’t.

lromeo41891@hotmail.com
8 months ago

Sadly the USA and its master israel have proven without any douth who the true TERRORIST are in the world by their actions in Iraq.

Dr. Gerbs
Dr. Gerbs
8 months ago

Proof is NOT required for anyone with a head NOT stuck up their anus. The population who continue to support the terrorist organization known as the USA and Israel are ALL Satan’s of humanity.

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago

Soleimani’s assassination blatantly proves the U.S. has become not only a rogue state, but a terrorist global perpatator. The U.S. has become a perilous subject for humanity as a whole and a threat to life in the planet.

Now is crystal clear who is sponsoring terrorism in the planet

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

And Iran is of course peace loving, humanistic and have never indulged in any terrorism?..with what Iran has done over the years to the US I would say that its pay-back time?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Iran is not Saint, nonetheless, if you compare the evil list of countries invaded by Iran to those of the American terrorist state, then you can imagine the level of evil among both.
The U.S. funds, train and weaponized terrorists states too, like Israel, Saudi Arabia, or Great Britain, for instance

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Im happy that Iran do not finance nor train terrorists…Hizbollah in Libanon is of course a shia movement, created, funded and trained by Willy Wonka no?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Good that North Korea, Iran or Pakistan are peaceful and lovable states then?..the British have a vibrant weapons industry of their own..and Israel sold weapons to the Ayatollahs during the Iran-Iraq war so my enemy s enemy is very much my friend in that region?..and nobody gives a hoot about the Palestine Arabs and their abandoned villages .

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

I can’t recall any country invaded by either North Korea, Iran or Pakistan on my list on my list. Can you? It seems that, after all, North Korea, Iran and Pakistan are in facts peaceful and lovable states. Thank you for the clarification though

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

North Korea with the benevolence of Stalin, invaded the South of the Korean peninsula…3 million dead+ 1 million Chinese ex-nationalist troops that Kims friend Mao sacrificed on a useless battlefield to get rid of them? and utter devastation just for little Kim to show of….Pakistan used a scientists to steal blueprints for an Atombomb in a Dutch University and then sold them to Iranian representatives..and developed the Pakistani A-bomb..that is what that peaceful country needs instead of helping its millions of poor..of .these mentioned nations North Korea has in fact invaded its neighbour and the two others lack the possibility and the resources to do so..Pakistan engages in terrorism contra its neighbour India..shown in a massacre of hotelguests and train passengers in Mumbai/Bombay in 2008..Iran has through its proxy Hezbollah conducted terror against US interests in Lebanon..the Bombing of US barracks, the Bombing of the US embassy, the kidnapping of the CIA stationschief i Beirut, William Buckely who was tortured to death by Iranian torture specialists..so yeah these three nations are peaceful and loving..

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

North Korea with Korea’s war can’t be regarded as an invasion as, being artificially split in two, it counts as an internal conflict, not invasion. At the moment Korea was viewed as a single country temporary split.

The Pakistan issue that you refer to: The stealing of blueprints for an atomic bomb is not a Pakistani invasion to no one so I don’t know why you bring it up (?). That if they got the bomb so what. Americans and Russians got it too by stealing Nazi scientists.

If I remember well, it’s just the American empire the only nation in the planet that have made use of atomic bombs over civilian populations not once but twice. I wonder how they just can’t accept others to have it. Maybe because they fear the others can use them on them? The other countries that possess nukes they have behaved quite civilized not using them: Russia, France, U.K., Israel, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea.

And no, Iran doesn’t have it.

As for the Pakistanis engaging in terrorism you are perfectly right. However, you forgot to mention that they do engage in terrorism with the American blessing and sponsorship selling and donating them the weaponry for their carnage. As for state terrorism in the area you forgot to mention on your list the shutdown by an American vessel navigating illegally through Iranian territorial waters of a civil plane killing all 290 passengers on board. Something the empire hasn’t apologised yet. Or maybe more freshly terrorism acts like sponsoring Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria, Irak or the sinister White Helmets that no one know in Syria but that they ALWAYS show up when the Syrian government allegedly gas it’s own people. Or what about the assassination of the Iranian top general?

The Iranians conducting terror against U.S. interests in Lebanon? Well, read again the pathetic question you wrote: American interests in Lebanon? What the hell with those “American” interests in the other part of the world? Maybe that interests are the reason of all evil in the region. A country playing the world empire. You got the point.

William Buckley tortured to death by Iranians? Same as previous, what was Buckely doing in Iran that they tortured him to death? Maybe he was doing something similar to what Saudi journalist Khashoggi was tortured, cut into little pieces and deluded in acid within the Saudi embassy in Turkey, the day when Trump refused to condemn or sanction the brutal and sinister Saudi regime for such a pathetic act of cannibalism. No, the U.S. decided that Saudi Arabia is such a good partner-ally that it wasn’t worth to make them pay for such a “minor” incident.
If same act would have had happened in Moscow, Tehran, Pyongyang, Beijing or Caracas, the outcome would have been somewhat close to war.

Summarizing, not my friend, the U.S. gets by far the gold medal for the rogue state of the globe. The list of countries invaded by the U.S. is massive and counting every day: Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Panama, Mexico, Chile, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Haiti, Grenada, Cuba, Dominican Republic,

“The United States has invaded about 200 nations and territories. Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, and possibly Venezuela. Invasions fit in with regime change. Other invasions from the past such as in 1898 in Puerto Rico have continued to this very day.”

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

William Buckley never, I say, never went to any Iran..he worked at the US embassy in Beirut as an operative chief of CIA and was kidnapped, as was other Americans, journalists and others..its like the US starting to kidnap foreign diplomats in the US and consuls in different US cities in order to obtain information…and if the US can t have any diplomatic interests around the globe, then why the hell should the Chinese or the North Koreans have diplomatic representations in all the weird places of the world..Pakistans army inteligence support terrorist activity against India, certainly as they aided the Talibans….the now defunct USSR in its time supported terrorists like Carlos and the Bader Meinhoff and other cuties via its proxis the Stasi, the Bulgarian state inteligence and Khadaffi so the US hasn t got a monopoly of state terrorism..the difference is that US different cuties were and are critized while the others ugly interest are never mentioned….

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Jesus, a CIA agent in Beirut?, that’s a confession of being guilty of gross human rights violations mate!
CIA is macabre mate, I’m starting to think that you live in a paralel universe where the CIA, the Pentagon and the mainstream media are saints playing the harp next to God 🥳

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

What the hell has Iran to do in Lebanon? they have set up a lego army of fanatic Shia muslims with the sole purpose of taking over Lebanon and destroying Israel…Shia Iran uses Shia mosques in for example Sweden for infiltration among Hazara “refugees” from Afghanistan…and to invade the Southern part of a split nation and cause the deaths of millions of fellow compatriots because one(Kim Il Sung) is so power hungry that , he, that Stalinist protegee convinced his protector to cause a bloody conflict….

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

What Iran and Hezbollah are doing in Lebanon? Perhaps defending themselves for the Israeli annihilation they are creating in the ME since it’s illegal inception as a country.
Israel has nukes, israel promotes, fund, coordinate and weaponize ISIS in Syria and Iraq

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Why would the Jewish state fund a anarchic muslim army of fanatics that can be turned against them?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Easy, because funding terrorists tatters Arabic states that otherwise would turn quite successful. Have you notice how little terrorist attacks are in Israel? The opposite to Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon. Recent words from Netanyahu saying Israel prefers to deal with ISIS rather than Iran. A subconscient confession

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Exactly, why ISIS doesn’t turn against Israel? Quite suspiscious don’t you think?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

So suddenly Lebanon became a n Iranian territoyr?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Saudi arabia maintain Embassies in Moscow,Beijing, Caracas but not in Teheran and I don t think, Pyongyang but they have certainly done such things to lesser known Saudis..the Saudi regime is awful but it buys a lot military hardware from quite some countries who shit in their pants just thinking of arguing with them over their abysmal human rights records..the US haven t helped US women get their children out of Saudi Arabia when they were so stupid to marry a Saudi?…Ugly things happens and are allowed if you have a lot of money and is a big customer?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Therefore you should concede all that blah blah blah on human rights, free speech, democracy, is just crap the U S. uses to intervene freely in other countries doesn’t matter why, how, when. Western “values” are just shit where to defecate when they follow the money, right?
So masks off, the U.S. is an evil empire in decadence and I know they are serious when they say: “Or us or no one, the world belong to us and anyone (China, Russia, Iran) that doesn’t abide, deserves ultimate destruction”

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

What is “Western” values for Beduins, tribal lords with harems and Cleptocrats in the Jungle? Nothing, wasn t anything ever..the UN hasn t done much to upphold them and sale of weapons and stolen money deposited in western banks take precedence over massacres and tortured victims..

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
1 year ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

China is a competitor in mainly Asia, China has a huge apetite for mineral resources and China has the cash to buy friends so the US feels threatend..Iran occupied the US embassy in 1979 something the US have never forgotten..Russia sits on huge reserves of mineral wealth and has some ambitions of its own..

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
1 year ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Of course its crap from the US side, it always was..the USA have never promoted any human development just suitable regimes( for its own ends) and business deals…not helping any population or its development certainly not..but the same goes for the Germans and the French and the Swedes and others..human rights violators many times do buy a lot of weapons and posses valuable minerals so that takes precedence over human rights ,always did..

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

How sweet, the U.S. helps Saudi women out of the country they sell weaponry that is used by the Saudi government in the carnage of their own people 🤣🤣🤣

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

the US don t help anybody they trade or they instigate insurgencies but help no..in Saudi Arabia they don t help their own citizens who were foolish enough to marry a Saudi patriarch…

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

You forgot Phillippines in 1898 also?…Where and when did the US invade Syria?..Irans Hezbollah is in Syria..the Saudi payed ISIS is in Syria, the Russians are in Syria but I didn t see any US invasion in Syria?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Are you kitting? Do you live on planet earth or are you writing for the outer space?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

You’re quite wrong in such a short paragraph:
1) When did the U.S. invaded Iran? The day they sanctioned Iranian people for Iran not to abide by what the empire dictates. More recently, when they violate the nuclear deal imposing sanctions over the sanctions. Why? Because Iran doesn’t abide by the U.S. and wants to be a regional power, the way they have been throughout history. Why the sanctions? Because they know Iran can defend itself and whoever attacks them will pay a high price, in coffins and economically.

2) When the U.S. invaded Syria? In 2011, when their efforts on taking down a nationalist Syrian government didn’t want to abide by what the empire dictates. They then sponsored, fund, trained,and armed jihadits called the Syrian Free Army – a bunch of ‘moderate’ terrorists carrying missiles and tanks -, al-Nusra (aka as Al-Qaeda, yes, those that collide 2 planes over the twin towers in New York), and ISIS, the head-choppers internationally known on youtube.
Moreover, what do you call American military bases in Syria other than an invasion? How would you call 27 Russian military bases in Texas getting oil for their own profit?

3) Russia is not an invader in Syria. As you should know but it seems you don’t, is that there are 2 legal ways to a third party to intervene militarily in another country: a) By a UNSC mandate, or, b) As being invited by the local government to intervene to fight the other force. Well, in that terms, Russia is an invited guest from the Syrian government, something the U.S. lacks giving them the invader part. But no, you’re of course not aware.

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

By that logic Bashir Al-Assad can invite North Korean troops also no?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Well, he’s the president. But I don’t think North Korea is in odds to help out Iran at the other side of Asia. But legally speaking, Al-Assad could if he would want

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
1 year ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

North Korea sells its expertise and workforce in many places…if Bashir needs and pay hard cash they would certainly be interested..

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Iran a regional power??..yes before Islam in the era of the great Persian kings…with Islam they become a power within its borders and with the discovery of oil they became a huge oil rich country which others could play with..the USA together with Irans friendly neighbours bankrolled the Iraqi regime to invade and devastate Iran..it was Iran who payed the heavy price and it took the sting out of the revolution by decimating the revolutionary guards and all those religious zelots..it was they who died by the hundreds of thousends on those meaningless battlefields while the middle class people sought refuge in Western Europe as “refugees”…Sadam Hussein merely become indebted ….the problem between the US and Iran is primarely the invasion of the US embassy in 1979..that will never be solved and if the US hates you, they sanction embargoes at you…

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

The proof Iran is, has been, and will be a regional power in the region, is the U.S. invasion over there. They wouldn’t get all that pain in the ass for a no one without power and leverage.

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
1 year ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

lets wait and say what Iran will be…

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

what an excuse when North Korea causes so much misery and damage its not an invasion? No Kim Il Sung was Santa Claus bearing gifts?

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

If you are up to North Korea causing misery and damage, then you agree that the same is caused by the U.S. sanctions over 50+ countries around the world. You should know that sanctions are illegal by the UN as they don’t kill people with bullets but they do on famine, lack of medications, oil, food, etc.
What Kim Yong-un son does in North Korea isn’t good whatsoever but al least is not a global pariah, as the U.S. and the EU are around the globe. They keep their mess locally, the U.S. exports it around the globe.
What are sanctions to the North Korean regime if what the U.S.regime is condemn to starvation the civil population they say they defend and support?
Rubbish, sanctions do not target governments, they do target the people of the country.
The issue in here is that the U.S. is a global pariah condemning large populations around the globe to starvation and illness for lack of medications to those they say they defend

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

The North Korean regime and back then , Saddam Hussein didn t give a shite about its starving or suffering population..the leaders and their followers always had food and drink and Mercedes and Sushi masters and what not…

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

As Obama, Trump, Macron, Merkel, Putin, KimJong-un, do you know someone that doesn’t?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

When did the US invade Chile or Iran? Iran was invaded in 1941 by the British and the Soviets..the CIA orchestrated a coup in Iran in 1953 as they helped orchestrate a coup in Chile in 1973..Iran was also invaded by Saddam Hussein who 10 years later also invaded Kuwait..should the US be blammed for Saddam Husseins follies and megalomania????..

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

If you consider that Saddam Hussein was a creation of the CIA, that he invaded Kuwait with the U.S. permission and that the Hussein family was a partner of the Bush family on oil, then yes, we can blame the U.S. on that

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

The Bushes were involved in oil business in the Middle East long before Saddam Hussein..and Saddam Hussein was very much his own man…

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

what was a lynchmobb doing at the US embassy in Teheran in 1979?..I admit that it was stupid of the US to maintain an embassy in a lawless country..they as the Israelis should have evacuated their embassy from Teheran the day the Shah left as did the israelis….

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

the Saudis is the US worst partner imaginable but they buy 9 billion of US military hard and software every year so the US puts up with them..

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Still, Mr Trump said it blatantly: You pay the money?, you can kidnap, torture, cut into pieces and delude someone in acid. The rest is just PR stuff

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

isnt that was has happened?…

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Are you trying to justify the unjustifiable?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

There is no justification but its a fact and with that sort of trade no human consideration is given because there isn t that many customers around who spend 9 billion US $ on weapons….

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Jorge Trevino

Iran didn t have the capability after its revolution to invade anybody and now they are forwarding their position by promoting low class Shia in Iraq..What Khomeini wanted already in the time of the Shah.

Jorge Trevino
Jorge Trevino
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

So? It’s the Middle East, right, quite far from New York or Miami. You are blaming Iran from what the U.S. does on a daily basis, GLOBALLY!

Natural_Texan
Natural_Texan
8 months ago

If it’s all true (and it appears to be) it’s Skullduggery and ruthless brutality unworthy of America.. but it is not unusual.

Bruno Bardorosso
Bruno Bardorosso
8 months ago
Reply to  Natural_Texan

Yadda yadda, I’ve been years reading about your imminent patriot march over traitor deep state DC, and nothing. Pussies.

AriusArmenian
AriusArmenian
8 months ago

The US has done the impossible: it has united enough factions for Iraq to demand that the US get out. The Kurds are just foolish enough to hold US coat tails until the end. The Sunnis will not stand in the way of driving out the US. The US will exit the region. The US Empire of Insanity must end.

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  AriusArmenian

and what will come in its place..the more insane Iranian Empire or the lurking ISIS?

Ewan
Ewan
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

ANYTHING is better than JewSA. as nothing is more insane than the USA – the only country in the world who uses WMDs against civilian populations (after that nation surrendered) – Hiroshima and Nagasaki are unrivalled in the history of humanity. They dont belong in the region and they should take their JewMasters in Israel with them

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Ewan

Have you any but any idea what Imperial Japan did? the sacking of Nanking for example killed more people than the bombs…but Japan has blackened out those things in its history books and most Japanese war criminals, really beastly people where never tried after the war like the Japanese Dr.Mengele, the chief doctor of Unit 731 and its horrific human experiments…..and if the US cared so much about Jews why didn t it bomb Auschwitz or Treblinka but flew over them with their flying fortresses photographing the camps in 1943? Also making it hard before the war for European Jews to come to the US?

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Ewan

so were did the Jews originate? in Hollywood?..and no Arabs cared for any Nagasaki or Hiroshima let alone the British terror bombardment of Dresden..do they Chinese belong in the Middle east despite locking up one million Muslims that the Muslim world don t talk about?..nor did the Arabs talk about Halabje…

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Ewan

Imperial Japan hadn t surrended in August 1945..

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  AriusArmenian

So that the Empire of insanity of theocratic Iran can ascend then? with the help of North Korea and China and Russia in the backroom for a safe and sound Middle East?

Charles Homer
Charles Homer
8 months ago

Here is an article that looks at the little-covered responses by both Russia and China to the Soleimani assassination:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/01/iran-does-not-stand-alone.html

Washington has conveniently either forgotten or is ignoring one key aspect of today’s geopolitical reality; Iran has very powerful allies.

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Charles Homer

Were are these allies?…..they seem quiet?

Archie1954
Archie1954
8 months ago
Reply to  Alexander Hed

Biding their time!

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Archie1954

Or looking in what direction the wind is blowing no?..neither China, North Korea nor Russia are keen on a conflict with the US…to harass the US behind their back , using proxys like the Iranians yes but not directly?

Canosin
Canosin
8 months ago

it is adding to the American demise in the ME…… Israhell is incapable to survive an all out war against its surrounding neighborhoods….. without the US protection….. the European hypocrisy will not come to the rescue…. Israhell has cut the branch it is sitting on by themselves…. great job indeed.. …

Alexander Hed
Alexander Hed
8 months ago
Reply to  Canosin

you want to see Israel destroyed? so that your cute faithful could cut each others throats over Jerusalem or any other thing that is dividing them??..actually some Arab states are quietly abandoning the quarellsome and costly Palestine for contacts with Israhell..

Zaphod Braden
Zaphod Braden
8 months ago

Why is he not impeached for this murder?
The greatest betrayal of Christ Jesus since the KISS of Judas Iscariot.
Trump’s “SUPER SUPERIORITY” Executive Order for Jews. The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, to trigger a federal law penalizing colleges and universities, and soon (((lawyers))) will expand it to cover Worshiping CHRIST since Judaism has hated and attacked Christ for 2,000 years.
For the first time since Emperor Constantine recognized Christianity in the 300th Year of Our Lord, Christians are relegated to SECOND CLASS CITIZENSHIP. 1700 years and JUDAS trump ISCARIOT again betrays CHRIST.
The first step in legalizing State sponsored Christian Persecution.
Trump has set the legal precedent for the subjugation of Christianity.
Trump just set the legal foundation for the TRIBULATION so many fret about.
Crosses on Churches ALREADY “offend” Jews . … so do Nativities, Carols, Trees …. Where do you think the “War on CHRISTmas” originates? Jews refuse to acknowledge Jesus or the NEW Testament and Trump just handed them the weapon to attack.
Talk about “War on Christmas” … Like King Herod attempting to murder the Baby Jesus, King Trump has launched an attack on CHRISTianity by Officially Legalizing the elevation of Judaism ABOVE Christ, just 13 DAYS before CHRISTmas.
The USA has a “National Menorah” but NOT a “National Nativity
There is a “christmas tree” but that is nothing but a DECORATION .
Passing an executive order that prohibits First Amendment freedom of speech and religion on college campuses, elevates Zionistic Judaism to de facto state religion status, makes every Christian and non-Jew in America second-class citizens and prohibits any criticism of all things Israel on college campuses—which by implication prohibits the reading of the New Testament
It gets biblical because he is establishing the Legal Precedent which will become “anchored in Law” and lasts forever
In order to help Israel, President Trump:
– Pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal
– Appointed Nikki Haley to fight for Israel at the UN
– Pushed forward with a bill to give Israel $38 billion from US taxpayers
– Put maximum sanctions on Iran
– Endorsed the expansion of settlements
– Moved the US embassy to Jerusalem
– Cut all US aid to the Palestinians
– Backed Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights
– Outlawed criticism of Israel on college campuses by executive order
– Gave speeches commanding Americans to “love Israel”
– Assassinated Iranian General Qasem Soleimani
– Released a massively one-sided “Peace Deal” to rubber-stamp annexation of most of the West Bank and the entirety of Jerusalem
These moves prompted Ann Coulter to exclaim in January that she wishes Trump would “do something for the people who voted for him” considering all he’s done for Israel and his pro-Israel top donor, multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson.
While Trump PUTS ISRAEL FIRST, America’s economy is TRASH: The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported last week that the U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1% annualized rate in the fourth quarter. I had expected growth just under 2%, but the measure was propped up a bit by weak imports, a positive for GDP. Still, 2.1% isn’t an eye-watering number. For the year, GDP expanded by 2.3%. Another yawner.

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