by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog
Trump’s “Broken Deal”, his irrational decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, or simply called Iran’s Nuclear Deal, has hardly any other motives than again launching a provocation for war. The decision goes against all reason. Let’s not forget, that deal took 9 years of diplomatic efforts, a negotiation called “5 + 1” for the UN Security Council Members, plus Germany – and, of course, Iran. It was finally signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015.
A quick background: From the very beginning, way into Trump’s Presidential Campaign, he was against the deal. It was a bad deal, “the worst Obama could have made” – he always repeated himself, without ever saying what was bad about it, nor did he reveal who was the “bad-deal whisperer”, who for once didn’t get across to Obama with his unreasonable requests.
My guess is, Trump didn’t know, and he still doesn’t know, what was / is bad about the deal. Any deal that denuclearizes a country, is a deal for Peace, therefore a good deal, lest you forget the profit motive for war. The reasons Trump recently gave, when announcing stepping out of the Nuclear Agreement – Iran could not be trusted, Iran was a terrorist nation supporting Al-Qaeda and other terror groups, Iran’s ballistic missile system – and-and-and… were ludicrous, they were lies, contradictory and had nothing to do with the substance of the Deal – which frankly and sadly, Trump to this day probably doesn’t quite grasp in its full and long-range amplitude.
But what he does understand are his very close ties to Israel, or better to his buddy Bibi Netanyahu. And this not least, thanks to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who has long-standing business connections to Israel and is also close to Netanyahu. Even the mainstream media are not blind to this fact. But this is merely an added weight in Trump’s bias towards Israel, as the deep dark state that calls the shots on US Foreign Policy, is composed by the likes of Netanyahu. Survival, political or otherwise, Trump knows, depends on how well you follow their orders.
But back to reality: First, the Atomic Commission in Vienna has confirmed up to the last minute that Iran has no intention to start a nuclear arms program. They have confirmed their attestation 8 times since the signing of the deal. Second, the European allies – speak vassals – have so far strongly expressed their disagreement with Trump’s decision, especially the three “M’s” – May, Merkel and Macron. Their less noble reasons for doing so, may have to do with economic interests, as they have already signed billions worth of trade and technology-exchange contracts with Iran. Thirdly, even the more moderate and diplomatic Foreign Minister of the European Union, Ms. Federica Mogherini, said in no unclear tones – that there was no justification to abandon the Deal, and that the EU will stick to it. However, given past history, the EU has rather demonstrated having no backbone. – Have they now suddenly decided – for business reasons – that they will grow a backbone? – Would be nice, but so far, it’s merely a dream.
Of course, Russia and China, will stick to the Deal. After all, an international agreement is an international agreement. The only rogue country of this globe, and self-nominated exceptional nation, feels like doing otherwise. Literally, at every turn of a corner, if they so please. And like in this case, it doesn’t even make sense for the United States to withdraw. To the contrary. In theory, Iran could now immediately start their nuclear program and in a couple of years or sooner, they would be ready and equipped with nuclear arms.
But Iran is a smart and civilized nation. They have signed the Non-Proliferation pact and, at least for now, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has already pledged to stick to it. That could of course change, depending on how the Europeans will behave in the future. Will they eventually cave in to US pressure, or will they finally claim back their sovereignty and become an independent autonomous European Unit, able and willing to enter business relations with whomever they want and with whomever they deem is right, irrespective of illegal US sanctions. That would mean, of course, Iran, and normalizing relations with Russia, their natural partner for hundreds of years before the ascent of the exceptional nation. – Time will tell, whether this is a mere pipedream, or what.
What is it then that Trump and his handlers expect form this illegal decision of rescinding an international agreement? – A move towards “Regime Change”? – Hardly. They must know that with this undiplomatic decision, they are driving President Rouhani into the camp of the hardliners, this large fraction of Iranians who from the very beginning were against this Deal in the first place.
This decision is also a blow to the Atlantists or the “Fifth Column” which is quite strong in Iran. They see themselves abandoned by the west, as it is clear now, that Iran will accelerate the course they have already started, a move towards the East, becoming a member of the Eurasian Economic Union and formalizing their special status vis-à-vis the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), by becoming a regular member. Both are headed by Russia and China.
Plus, not to forget, President Xi Jinping was crystal clear when he recently said that Iran will be a crucial and vital link within the New Silk Road, or the BRI – Belt and Road Initiative, a Chinese socio-economic and cultural enterprise that will likely dominate the next few hundred years with trillions of investments in transport, industrial manufacturing, education, research and cultural infrastructure, connecting Asia from the very east with western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and even South America. The BRI is also being included in the Chinese Constitution.
There is a good reason why this gigantic Chinese Program is hardly mentioned in the western mainstream media. – The corporate oligarchs who control these media don’t want the world to know that the western fraudulent economy, built on debt and a pyramid monetary system (a large Ponzi scheme) is gradually declining, leaving all those that cling to it eventually abandoned and in misery.
Well, as in Chinese peaceful Tao tradition, President Xi is offering the world’s nations, to join this great socio-economic initiative – no pressure – just an offer. Many have already accepted, including Iran, India, Turkey, Greece … and pressure from business and politicians in Europe to become part of this tremendous project is mounting. The BRI is an unstoppable train.
What good will US-western sanctions do to an Iran detached from the west? And ever more detached from the western economy and monetary system? – None. As Mr. Rouhani said, Iran will hurt for a short while, but then “we will have recovered for good”. It’s only by hanging between east and west – a line that President Rouhani attempted to pursue, that western sanctions have any meaning. From that point of view, one can easily say, Trump shot himself in the foot.
But there is the other branch of the deep state – the military-security industrial complex – the multitrillion-dollar war machine – an apparatus which feeds largely on itself: It produces to destroy and needs to destroy ever more to guarantee its survival. That would explain how Obama inherited two wars and ended his Presidency with seven wars – which he passed on to Trump, who does his best to keep them going. But that’s not enough, he needs new ones to feed the bottomless war monster – which has become just about synonymous with the US economy, i.e. without war, the economy collapses.
Wars also make Wall Street live. War, like the housing market, is debt-financed. Except, war-funding is a national debt that will never be paid back – hence, the Ponzi scheme. New money, new debt, generated from hot air refinances old debt and will accumulated to debt never to be paid back. In 2008, what the General Accounting Office (GAO) calls “unmet obligations”, or “unfunded liabilities”, projected debt over the next five years, amounted to about US$ 48 trillion, or about 3.2 times GDP. In April 2018, GDP stood at about US$ 22 trillion as compared to unfunded liabilities of about US$ 140 trillion, nearly 6.5 times GDP. Ponzi would turn in his grave with a huge smile.
Since Washington’s foreign policy is written by Zionist thinktanks, it follows logic that more wars are needed. A big candidate is Iran. But why? Iran does no harm to anybody, the same as Syria – no harm to anybody, nor did Iraq, or Libya for that matter. Yet,
there is a distinct group of people who wants these countries destroyed. It’s the tiny little tail that wags the monster dog – for the resources and for greater Israel – as unofficial maps already indicate – stretching from Euphrates across the Red Sea all the way to the Nile and absorbing in between parts of Syria, Iraq, all of Palestine, of course, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.
Those who control the US thinktanks make sure that this target is enshrined in the minds of US decision makers. It would count as a major achievement in the course of global hegemony by the Chosen People (not to confound with the ‘exceptional nation’). Although, Iran is not within this picture, Iran would be the most serious and formidable opponent – enemy – of such a scheme.
By breaking the Nuclear Deal, Trump and his masters, especially Netanyahu, may have assumed a harsh reaction, now or later, by Iran. Or in the absence of such a reaction, launch a false flag – say a rocket lands in Israel, they claim it comes from Iran – and bingo, the brainwashed western populace buys it, and there is a reason to go to direct confrontation between Israel and Iran – of course, backed by Washington. This would make for war number 8, since Obama took over in early 2009. And it could account for a lot of killing and destruction – and most probably would involve also Russia and China — and – would that stay simply as a conventional war within the confines of the Middle East? – Or would it spread around the globe as a nuclear WWIII? – Would the commanding elite want to risk their own lives? You never know. Life in bunkers is not as nice as in luxury villas and on luxury boats. They know that.
That’s the dilemma most of those who stand behind the Trump decision probably haven’t quite thought through. Granted, it is difficult to think straight and especially think a bit ahead, when blinded by greed and instant profit – as the western neoliberal / neofascist doctrine dictates.
My hunch is, don’t hold me to it though, that this Trump decision, to “Break the Deal”, is the beginning of a disastrous and yet, ever accelerating decline of the western Global Hegemony Project.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog; and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
Russia is in full retreat right now, or so it seems, at least, but I understand that we may not have full information. After’s Bibi’s visit to Moscow it seems Russia is backtracking on the intent to deliver S-300 to Syria. Even disregarding all that, Russia is showing total passivity and lack of resolve right now.
In what way is Russia in full retreat ? Why should it ? It still remains to be seen what decision Moscow has reached regarding the S-300 missile system. Syria has other missile systems, like the Pantsir. Israel attacked Syria a few days ago and Syria fought back, using Russian AA missile systems and ground to ground missile systems. Syria again destroyed most of the missiles fired against it.
Russia is not in full retreat or passive. Putin is simply putting Russia’s interest first.
Russia is not opposed to dealing with Iran, but will not expend lives in a conflict started or escalated by Iran. They would sell weapons to Iran, but given the state of their economy, how much can Iran afford to buy?
Russia wants Assad to stay in power as that ensures ongoing operations in Tartus. Keeping the lion’s share of air defenses in direct Russian control maximizes Putin’s strength in peacefully negotiating the final outcome.
Wild card ‘black swan’ events have unpredictable consequences. Flight MH17 was downed by a fairly short range Buk launcher. The more advanced systems have huge range potential (1). Keeping the systems in the hands of highly skilled Russian operators essentially eliminates this risk.
Russia would like to see NATO diminished. They are using the regional situation to encourage disunity among Turkey, the U.S., and France/Germany. The ‘long game’ in action. An Iranian driven armed conflict could pull NATO factions together. Thus, Russia wants to head off any such fight before it starts.
Aside from western allegations, I think there is very little evidence that a Buk was used to down flight MH17. Most tellingly, no witnesses claimed to see the prominent white smoke trail a Buk would have left. The most likely scenario from everything I’ve read about it was an air-to-air missile and/or aircraft fire.
That Malaysian airliner was shot down by a Ukranian SU-24 light bomber using an air-to-air missile, which has a range of 10 km. The missile struck the airliners port engine. As the airliner started to fall, the SU-24 fired armor piercing cannon shells at the cockpit, killing the pilots. There is a possibility that it was joined by another SU-24. On the Internet there were photographs of the cockpit. You could see both entry and exit holes of the cannon shells, and on both sides of the cockpit. This automatically disqualifies the BUK as the weapon that as used.
The shooting down of the Malaysian airliner was an assassination attempt that went horribly wrong. That Ukrainian pilot (who died recently – convenient for some) mistook the Malaysian airliner for President Putin’s plane, as both planes had almost identical logo colors. The target was President Putin, whose plane was flying close by. Over here where I live, there is a story that the entire operation was directed by a NATO electronics unit posted in Kiev.
Russia is not opposed to dealing with Iran, but will not expend lives in a conflict started or escalated by Iran.
Russia has already lost servicemen in the Syrian civil war ‘started and escalated’ by ‘Iran’ (according to your Zionist views obviously).
They would sell weapons to Iran, but given the state of their economy, how much can Iran afford to buy?
Check the iranian military budget. The question should be whether Russia will sell those weapons to Iran despite sanctions? Iran certainly is facing economic hardships but due to their socialist structure, the quality of living in Iran is far better that any of the third world nuclear powers (read India and Pakistan).
Russia wants Assad to stay in power as that ensures ongoing operations in Tartus.
Not just that, Assad is one of the Russia’s last remaining allies in the mid east. Anyone other than assad is surely going to be a zionist puppet. This was also the main aim of the syrian conflict, replace assad with a zionist puppet.
An Iranian driven armed conflict could pull NATO factions together.
does Iran have nuclear weapons? is Iran allowed to be a nuclear power? is Iran allowed to sell and buy advanced weapon system freely without any sanctions? there is only one entity in mid east which has tactical nukes and advanced weapon systems, which uses banned weapons on civilians, which tests its new weapon system on innocent population in the biggest open air prison on earth. The imposter zionist state is also one of the biggest exporters of arms in the world.
They are using the regional situation to encourage disunity among Turkey, the U.S., and France/Germany.
The divide between NATO and Turks is irreversible, even the kemalists and gulenists have started opposing the west now (surprisingly they were responsible for the failed coup). Besides that, turkey has nothing in common and never belonged to Europe anyways, they are a different ethnicity, have different culture and different religion.
Thus, Russia wants to head off any such fight before it starts.
Russia will not pull out of the conflict now, the options with russia is to fight the war on foreign soil or keep retreating till the conflict knocks on their own doors and they will choose the former. Russia entered the war knowing fully well what it would lead to.
A123, It is interesting to see that no matter what the comments are, your replies are the same with added content.
A quick summary of your current comment-
1) Iran is a warmonger
2) Russia shot down MH17
3) Israel is good
I don’t know who you are trying to fool with your comments, but you fool none but yourself.
That’s the trouble when you take diplomatic gestures or reports about Syria at face value. You’ll end up thinking that Russia is retreating when it is actually advancing.
I have said in a previous thread that Netanyahu was in Moscow on a working visit and that means doing some serious negotiations with Putin. RF doesn’t want to see an open war between Israel/US and Iran because that would complicate things for Russia. The S-300 is one system that could take away Israel’s ‘competitive edge’ over her neighbours, that of air superiority, nay, air dominance. RF and Israeli militaries know this. Take out air power from the equation and the much vaunted Israeli army would have to actually close in and fight the enemy itself, something it is not quite prepared to do. The Israelis are not used to dying after having Americans and Arabs and other assorted ‘fighters’ do the dying for them all these years. So like I said earlier the S-300 (among other things) could be a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
Yes, Netanyahu’s presence at the V-Day parade leaves a bad taste in the mouth but does his presence equate to VVP’s endorsing or capitulating to him? After all the sacrifice made by RF in Syria? After personally congratulating RF troops in Syria? After a Russian jetliner was brought down by the American Zionist Occupied Regime’s proxies? I don’t think so. Far from it. Israel and RF are friends, but they’re not allies. More likely VVP would be telling him RF will withhold the S-300 in exchange for Netanyahu instructing Trump not to aggravate the situation with Iran. That’s the key isn’t it? Getting Netanyahu to tell Trump (=US/Nato military) to climb down on Iran. Once that happens, Israel itself will follow suit because it never has and never will have a fight without its vassals shielding it from retaliation. In the meantime, the bombing runs, shellings, false flags, drone attacks, etc are just the thrusts and parries of a duel in which Israel/US/Nato are losing, and should be treated as such without undue hysterics.
I’m not sure as to where Putin’s loyality lies but one things for sure if he’s to retain his approval rating and the trust of his people catering to the Jew’s is a sure way to loose it,of all the world leaders it would seem he choose the worse of the lot,spending blood and money in Syria while the culprit of the affair sits at his side during the Mayday parade,very poor chose I think….
I wouldn’t be so sure. So far every move I’ve seen the Russian state has made has been very sound. Putin is quite happy with Trump because Europe must now choose whether to begin to chart a more independent course with China/Russia or flounder as vessels of a country that has zero interest in the welfare of Europe. We will know the direction they choose by watching how the German media cover the Iran agreement and the war in Syria.
The war on Iran that is in progress may turn out to be that “one too many” that proves fatally toxic to the war addicted US, out of control Empire of Illusions. This one will likely be the final military disaster to cap off a historic run of such failures by the would-be hegemon of planet Earth.
Realistically, the US no longer knows how to fight against a competent military so defeat is inevitable. The best for the US Israeli side is to intimidate Iran to remove bases in Syria in exchange of US pulling out. I believe that’s the likely outcome.
This aim could be achieved easily. The foreign uninvited occupiers have to leave Syria first.
By the way, even under a negotiated end of the conflict, the attackers will have to leave first. As the shredded Iran deal proves (once again), any other way of dealing with the US and its allies is moot.
Realistically, the US no longer knows how to fight against a competent military so defeat is inevitable.
Is winning always the goal of a war? The West is slowly genociding people of the Middle East and keeps a presence in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is just a pretext for being close to the Russian Federations southern part, similar to the situation in the Baltics. The major difference is that some soldiers are dying in Afghanistan, but since the US has a large supply of people hoping the GI Bill will enable them a college education (aka poverty draft) the military planners don’t have to worry too much.
The next big act in this tragic drama is how the EU responds.
Will it salute and march to US dictates?
It has been a vassal of the US since WW2 so should we expect it to suddenly change?
I hope I am wrong but I expect it to buckle to US demands.
We are living in the end of a 500 cycle inflection point so it is easy to underestimate the chaos and violence of the transition.
The West is psychotic (reminds me of the 1930’s rise of the Nazis), while the East is drawing red lines and saying to the West ‘do you think we are kidding?’.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
1.America never disappoints ; it always follows the pattern established since its creation to never,ever respect its word ,its signed treaties , its engagements ; America is consistent in its dishonesty and lack of honor.
2.Why did Iran ,or the rest of the world think that America will brake its rules this time? Never underestimate the capacity of America to always repeat its past mistakes and shortcomings.
3. We all knew that the Donald is good at cheating : wives, mistresses , signed deals, campaign promises ; why should the Iran nuclear deal be a surprise? To be honest ,this was the ONLY campaign promise he respected . Maybe because this was the reason he was selected to be elected ?
4.And then , there is the Netanyahu angle ; the Donald really liked Netanyahu’s kosher cartoons featuring Iran ‘s bomb : after at least 25 years of practicing ,Netanyahu got really good at drawings ; his style is Surrealistic ;Netanyahu drawing is unnerving with illogical scenes creating strange creatures, allowing the unconscious to express itself ,in this case = bomb Iran !
5.The cartoon was a little too subtle for the Donald,who has the intellect of a 12 year twitting boy ,so Netanyahu was forced to do a power point presentation. This was a masterpiece : a combination of
-Cubism (Iran is analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form : Picasso and Cezanne would be envious)
-Abstract art ( Iran is presented as a departure from reality in depiction of imagery . Netanyahu went the whole nine yards here and used Total Abstraction ,which bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable as reality).
-Expressionism (Iran is seen solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas).
The man is a genius . In my view ,an unstable genius , but he compensates with the Donald ,who’s a stable one.
6. After this lesson in combined Modernism exhibited by the Grand Master of Deception , we fall back to more mundane business : sanction Iran , prepare to bomb Iran;
7. “By way of deception thou shalt do war” , is not only a Mo$$ad motto ,but the US foreign policy guideline.
8. Zionist winter is coming , prepare for war .
9. There are a few possibilities for future developments:
-EU , or better said Germany, show again that they like Masochism ,a new modern form of it: only pain, with no gain , no pleasure, but losses again and again
-China and Russia take Iran under their nuclear umbrella and Iran sells its oil through them ( the bonus with Russia : resell Iran’s oil to EU )
-Will this be the long planned “Path to Persia” for the zionist America? No ,as China and Russia got there first. If America tries to walk this path , it may not reach the end of the road ,but its end.
-I expect a Surrealistic,Cubist,Expressionist False Flag that will be attributed to Iran and probably trigger the war ; but who knows? Considering the quality of the last false flags ,we may end up with a Naive Primitive Cartoon
-Possible outcome : US is the last man standing on the zionist field ; for now its allies in this are: Israhell,KSA and UEA; what a company!
– If things get really ugly , I think that in the end ,Israhell will sell everything it knows about US and try to jump in the other boat ; as usual ; Cue: Mileikovsky is ,again ,visiting Moscow, whining about Iran
-How stupid can any nation be to try to make a deal with the US after the last debacle?
-This proved the world, without any doubt ,that US is dancing on the Bar Mitzvah tune .
10.Sergey Mikheyev ,Russian TV personality:
The West has discredited the notion of trust. Trust doesn’t depend on the number of allies. It doesn’t depend on money. And it doesn’t depend on your GDP. Trust depends on whether you keep your promises or not. Whether you tell the truth or lie. That’s what trust is.
11. Natural order is beautiful and simple in its symmetry and perfection. You can twist it up to a point .The nature’s pendulum ,sooner rather than later , swings back in force and knocks out the exceptional nation , showing that the natural order always wins ; some call this Karma. It’s a matter of entropy. Nature reverses to the lowest energy level . The AAZ empire loses – it needs to much energy to maintain itself.
12. Iran deal short version( the sexual connotations are not mine , but favorites of the empire):
-US pulled out , but plans to go all in Syria , Iran ,Lebanon
-Israel pulled US out and stays deep in US
-Europe regrets that US pulled out and stays in (for now)
-Iran stays in and will monitor if the other countries stay all in or try to pull out
-US threatens the world with its macroaggression (we all know which, sanctions,proxy wars, covet and overt wars) ,but now has microaggressions too= the Donald’s tweets.
13. Persia is a 5000 year civilization :
-it had Omar Khayyam when American Continent was not even discovered and Europe was fighting with the scabies and lice
-Persia will survive, but I’m not so sure about the Empire’s fate
“To wisely live your life, you don’t need to know much
Just remember two main rules for the beginning:
You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.”
― Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat
-“I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul return’d to me,
And answer’d: ‘I Myself am Heav’n and Hell”
― Omar Khayyám
russia only talks tough, they also have to serve Israhell.
Another strange comment from you. Ask ISIS how many men it lost. After that ask the Pentagon and Israel how many of their missiles were destroyed by Syrians using Russian missiles systems.
Yes, I would have wanted to see S300 in Syria, but I may not have the complete picture of the implications that it may have for Russia. Is president Putin wait for bigger mistakes from criminal Bibi and folly Trump? is he waiting for the full specter reactions from other leaders? I am sure he must have got something from promising Bibi not to put S300 in Syria yet! May be Russian and Chinese companies will profit from Trump’s withdrawal, and I can hardly see regime change in Iran in the near future.
If there is a limited production capacity for the S-300 systems, then Russia will want to allocate them to where they offer the maximum protection for itself and partners. The first complete system has now been delivered to China and should be fully operational in the next two months (see Jane’s). China has contracted for another nine systems.
The contracts with Turkey and Saudi-Arabia, financiers of the Syrian opposition is more contradictory. Neither of these countries could change camp against the Zionist empire without unneutered air defense systems. This is the wildcard in the geopolitical game.
The US is borrowing close to $2 TRILLIOON dollars in 2018. Ask yourself, who has that kind of money to invest in US debt instruments now that China and Russia stopped buying US debt? Nobody does, it is all smoke and mirrors at this point and from here on forward. Give it a few years and the entire US budget will be debt service. That is why the US is going to war against Iran, it is pure desperation.
In the mean time China and Russia are building up their nations on solid footing, propping up Syria without triggering outright WWIII, and will support Iran against the machinations of the Orcs.
We talk about General Winter being Russia’s best ally. But in truth General Reality outranks even General Winter. The Russian and Chinese game is simply to let Realty destroy the delusions of the US system, without getting dragged into a destructive War as the “Empire” comes crashing down.
In 1944 the Allies attacked the bridges in Holland, the most famous one being the Arnhem bridge. The attack failed. That bridge became known as “a bridge too far”. If the Pentagon really decides to attack Iran, using silly excuses, then that attack could well turn out to be a “country too far”. The success for such an attack would be questionable, Syria being an example: the US, Britain and France attacked the country, with the Syrians shooting down most of the missiles. The same thing happened two days ago, when Israel attacked. The Iranian military is stronger than the Syrian. An air attack against Iran is possible, while a ground attack would be absurd. Any attack would also have severe political repercussions. However, it’s questionable if Wall Street understands this. If it does, then the question is if it cares at all.
Dmitri Orlov has a very interesting take on the reasons why the Unitedstatians withdrew from the agreement. I don’t think it will impact much but it could have a snowball effect and cause an avalanche.
It is quite disturbing at how much more aggressive and in-your-face the Israelis have become in the last few years. No nation should be allowed to act with such impunity!
If so, it looks like a miscalculation by Iran. They should have insisted on getting their money back first, for the deal to be honored. And once they got their money back, then cash in their chips, which would have given them real comeuppance to 40 years of US bullying.
Getting the money back was top priority. The US initially delivered printed dollar bills to compensate for services Iran paid for but never received due to sanctions. You certainly recall the media hype about the few palettes of money flown to Teheran.
Next on the list was a staged release of Iran’s frozen assets plus interest, several hundred billion USD. Iran would have converted these assets in its own currency quickly (as required by Iranian law). This would have put pressure on the USD exchange rate. Some people think that the US is already too broke to survive that. Well, I do not think that this was the main reason for keeping Iran’s assets blocked. If it were a matter of moderating the pressure on the USD, the US could have partially complied with the treaty and release the assets in smaller junks over a longer period of time than agreed upon.
It’s all about provocation.
First, shooting missiles is good for the MIC. 2nd, it uses the prevalent conception of the empire and it’s adversaries. Even considering it’s unlawfulness and criminal state, this act (as multiple other similar attacks) passes international scrutiny and isn’t multilaterally condemned.
3rd, it enrages commanders and chiefs in the Syrian and Iranian hierarchies.
This is a grand spectacle. I see two distinct possibilities of how this will play out. Either the whole elite is working together and this is just theatre until installing a technocratic caste system, or there are 2 sides fighting over larger shares of the cake until installation of a total technocracy.
Whoever is citing religious arguments has no clue at all. Nothing any actor in this kabuki-like scenario does is even remotely based on spiritual insights.
or there are 2 sides fighting over larger shares of the cake until installation of a total technocracy.
I like what Catherine Austin Fitts describes at what is occurring:
“There is a crisis of values coming in which those in the establishment/leadership simply can’t conceive of a way to share civilization with the general population. Their way of dealing with it then amounts to ‘livestock management.’
What a great term because this is it exactly. They are looking to manage humanity as if we were live stock going so far as to mind control us. She goes on to say that is why their answer is to chip all of us. Not to be missed interview!!! Catherine Austin Fitts-Clintons Addicted to Privilege https://youtu.be/HCeEzmmCd5c
If this is true for me it has huge religious implications as it should everyone.
This opinion kind of cooberates my own.
If our royal desision makers feel so compelled to so blatantly lie to what is purportedly their representitve poulations, although now that corporations are individuals, this representation is more or less dubious. And if these deciders obviously care so little for our expressed concerns, or us for that matter, as manifested by the silmilarity of control that is demonstrated locally and globally, by our law enforcement communities for example. Or if this new nobility so cavalierly regurgitate their malfeasances, fabrications, and apparent defiance of reason and logic in general, then there must be a reasonable and rational explanation for it, as man is in general a reasonable entity so determined by god.
When surveying the current ecological condition of the earth alone, and the numbers of the respective populations that need to be prevented from resorting to revolutuon to share in what there is, food, water, shelter, at the very least a fabricated system of “survival of the fittest,” needs to be imposed or else all hell would break loose, serving the interest of neither rulers nor mortal citizens alike.
I’m sure that were we allowed in on the secret conversations of the souls who were born to this estate, and their calculating machinations regarding the governance of their said populations, we would be appalled at the matter fact manner by which our lives are respectively dtermined over by artificially imposed systems of governance.
I am sure there is a conflict between the ideologies lurking beneath each and every particular system, and that as well as the myriad other reasons, economy, natural resources, etc., creates the end game the earth has once again probably found itself come to after so many millenia. It is probably a socratic equation of dissolution, and a natural order of things. A design flaw in nature and role humaniy plays in it.
I’m sure that were we allowed in on the secret conversations of the souls who were born to this estate, and their calculating machinations regarding the governance of their said populations, we would be appalled at the matter fact manner by which our lives are respectively dtermined over by artificially imposed systems of governance.
When I heard about what Modi was/is doing to India I find myself saying well here is the test case, the ultimate test case for what will ultimately be imposed upon the rest of the world in quick succession at some point in time. Perhaps the only thing left is the robin hood moment? When the time arrives will he/them redistribute the wealth of the world equally among the worlds population thus solidifying their power almost as if they were God? I like so much what Dostoevsky said ‘control their conscience and bread?’
“One country that is making strides toward a cashless society in India. To crack down on the country’s huge black-market trade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attempting to lure consumers with no bank accounts into the formal economy. That is approximately 40 percent of people in India, who are without access to banking services. The first step, in November 2016, was to withdraw the 500 and 1,000 denominations of rupee notes from general circulation. This accounts for 86 percent of India’s cash. The move has hurt Indian’s poor, some of whom are unable to buy simple fruits and vegetables. Small businesses have reduced their staff by 35 percent. While India’s economy is thriving, the elimination of cash is expected to hurt its future GDP.”
and note the excuse/lie ‘to crack down on the country’s huge black market trade,’
Does anyone believe these poor destitute people who are trying to survive and provide for their families are knowingly engaged in black market activities for the sole purpose of tax evasion and for profit? Who believes that these people either have the means or knowledge to hide huge profits from authorities. Furthermore if a government was actually there to help people who would not gladly give taxes for a future retirement plan etc…
The absurdity is unbelievable but there you have it the test case.
again I’m left with just one last question and that is will ‘Mr. Global’ as Catherine Austin fits like to call him or it pull off the greatest Robinhood moment in history?
Now that would be total and complete control and note nothing, absolutely nothing has been more useful to these individuals and banking than the invention of the computer chip and fiber optics!
From what I have read and heard, there are a number of climate scientists who have concluded that we have already gone too far in our damage to the Earth; climate change is now irreversible and the effects are going to be extreme. Indications are that a large number of areas (and I mean large areas), including parts of the US, will be virtually impossible to work and live in, during summer. When you look at India, Africa, Middle East, and South America, and other areas, the effects will be deadly. Internal forces are going to destroy the US, ranging from the ongoing “culture wars“ to the class struggles we see so openly. I honestly will not be surprised to see another Civil War there….. No delight in thinking all this, as our poor world is rich enough for all to have a decent life.
Well, well, what have we here gentlemen:
Researcher, Jake Morphonios, discovers that, when Donald Trump was in bankruptcy after the US real estate crash of the 1980s, just before he was about to lose everything, he was bailed out by Rothschild Inc. and, thereafter, became social and personal friends of the Rothschild family. Morphonios claims that Trump now is serving the financial interests of the Rothschild global enterprise, especially in the Middle East where the US engages in wars that, covertly, are waged to bring oil resources under the control of Rothschild oil companies. Wilbur Ross, a former senior managing director at Rothschild Inc., was appointed by President Trump to be the Director of the US Department of Commerce, a position that is a source of ‘suggestions’ for US policy in such matters.. [If Morphonios is correct, this would be reminiscent of the maneuver by which the Rothschilds, acting through the Bank of England, bailed out J.P. Morgan during the Wall Street Panic of 1857 and, thereafter, became the hidden controllers of the Morgan banking dynasty. For that story, see Creature from Jekyll Island, pp. 407-419.]
WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE
Donald Trump and Lynn de Rothschild.
OIL? Yep, just try and imagine what a nation like Israel would lose without access to oil or Britain for that matter?
I hope that the West suffers still more from this about face – but I don’t agree that Trump doesn’t know what the real deal is – see this video for a perspective on Trump that no one has heard of – Dark Journalist – who is always interviewing people – but is brilliant in an interview himself – Trump’s uncle was a scientist – he was the one who was given the task – by the Deep State – to go over Tesla’s documents – which were stolen out of his hotel room the day he was killed – or died –
I think its important to look at the way this “Iran nuclear deal” was negotiated and is being framed in the US. First,a country should never enter a “deal” they aren’t happy with,or intent to break.But that is exactly what happened with this deal.The US regime under Obama knew they couldn’t sell this deal to the US zionist deep state.But they negotiated it anyway.All the pardners in the deal knew that Iran “would never,ever” add on to the deal.So they “only” negotiated a nuclear deal.That was never acceptable to the US’s zionist neocon masters.So right from the day the papers were signed,they began to overturn the deal.And now of course Trump has withdrawn the US from the agreement.There shouldn’t be any surprise here.
Second,all the additions the US “really” wanted but couldn’t include. Are brought up as why the US “needed” to withdraw from the agreement.You have an endless line of Jewish zionist “experts”.Joined by an endless line of ex-generals or admirals,half Jewish and the other half Christian neo-con zionists. Trying to conflate the US’s “wants”,from what was actually negotiated.They know that 9 out of every 10 US citizens know nothing about the agreement apart from what the MSN tells them.So they are able to spew their disinformation,and people believe them.
Why should anyone negotiate deals at all? If you look very hard at the details of each deal, then you’ll realize that all of them contain rights and obligations. Sooner or later people get tired of those obligations. Wouldn’t it be way more convenient to shred deals right away (private ones as well as those between nations)?
As I have mentioned in previous comments, Bolton has been promising regime change and has connections with the terrorist org MEK. It remains to be seen how bolton intends to pursue this plan but he has affiliation with a fairly extreme org (Security Studies Group),which has offered some very radical ideas in the past. My point being that regime change may be the first step by the crazies and then depending how that goes, military options follow.
The link to this article provides in the second para some info and additional links to this extreme org:
Now that it’s at last obvious that Russia’s sold out, exposed by Zionists making VVP the fool at the recent Victory day Vs the Nazi’s guest invite in support of Nazi(Zionist) Israel (via Bibi), which is essentially ‘Nazi’(Zionist) world finance, Iran Hezbollah & the Palestinians Vs the world is a big ask. If the ‘ever accelerating decline of the western Global Hegemony Project’ is a thing, it will be due to the self destruction of it’s total corruption Vs the planet.
Obvious to you and many others, but definitely not obvious to many others.
Stalkerzone has an interesting take on all this.
Calling out Israel for its serial criminality apparently is not practical for avoiding WWIII.
Trump says he keeps his promises–by breaking America’s promise when it signed the Iran nuclear deal. That is Trump’s Art of the Deal.
Deals are made to be broken. Which has been a hallmark of his whole career. Too bad those who voted for him failed to look into his past, only got taken in by his words.
The cardinal rule for US citizens regarding their politicians was clearly stated by Watergate criminal John Mitchell. ‘Watch what we do, not what we say’. A rule that has applied to every single US president ever since, notably Obama and now Trump.
The US government never honored deals. Ask the American natives. If it hadn’t been for the German air force, the US would’ve used mustard gas (look up the history of the SS John Harvey) at a time when chemical weapons already were outlawed. With Agent Orange the US used chemical weapons again. Simply put: The US isn’t trustworthy.
Mr MoA opines that we are in “count-down to War” …
Well, yeah, like a retarded child tossing matches in the dry grass… (Thanks to Gore Vidal, who coined the phrase in re B43….)
He writes: “One wonders when and how a new 9/11 like incident, or another Anthrax scare, will take place. It will be the surest sign that the countdown to war on Iran has started.”
He also posts some supporting docs, which are worth review…
“Since Washington’s foreign policy is written by Zionist thinktanks, it follows logic that more wars are needed. A big candidate is Iran. But why? Iran does no harm to anybody, the same as Syria – no harm to anybody, nor did Iraq, or Libya for that matter. Yet, there is a distinct group of people who wants these countries destroyed. It’s the tiny little tail that wags the monster dog – for the resources and for greater Israel – as unofficial maps already indicate – stretching from Euphrates across the Red Sea all the way to the Nile and absorbing in between parts of Syria, Iraq, all of Palestine, of course, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.
Those who control the US thinktanks make sure that this target is enshrined in the minds of US decision makers. It would count as a major achievement in the course of global hegemony by the Chosen People (not to confound with the ‘exceptional nation’). Although, Iran is not within this picture, Iran would be the most serious and formidable opponent – enemy – of such a scheme.”
What the RF does or does not do vis a vie Iran/Israeli relations is really not relevant. What is relevant is the implication of those relation to the RF. If Iran is truly a target for regime change this would profoundly effect the RF due to Iran’s geographic location to the RF. I am certain that the RF would not tolerate a US puppet across the RF’s southern/Caspian flank. That said the RF did allow NATO to ensconce itself right up the RF’s boarder.
Perhaps the Neocons are not a reckless as they appear to be. If I were the RF I would be a little concerned about the dismemberment of my country first and foremost at this point in time in history.
I don’t believe a full-scale war will break out as things stand. There has been a strong pull to attack Iran from one of the two major factions in Washington for at least a decade and it has not happened because it was firmly opposed by the other faction that wants to focus on defenestrating Russia and then take on China. Both sides are brimming with hubris and much of the uniformed military know this since they have to wargame for all eventualities and know a full-scale regime-change war will probably be a disaster. Should all be very interesting in the months to come.
The anti-But the neoconservative Zionists believe
I don’t understand the theatrics surrounding the Iran deal but the script as laid out in the “Which Path to Persia” document is no longer being followed, i.e. we’re not seeing a repetition of a PNAC-style “New Pearl Harbor” prediction. The Zionists were supposed to force Iran to leave the deal, thus triggering a regime-change war; instead, we have the US leaving???