Today I have already posted two excellent analyses of the (possibly temporary) failure of the USA to submit Iran to its will: one by Alexander Mercouris, the other by Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich. I shall not repeat their very arguments here, mainly because both see this as a conflict between the USA and Iran, whereas I see that as a conflict between Israel and Iran in which Israel attempted, but failed, to get the USA to fight on its behalf. This is also, albeit to a lesser degree, a conflict opposing the House of Saud to Iran, and the KSA is the other big loser here. But first, let us look at the real causes of this confrontation.
First and foremost, I have never accepted the theory that the reason behind this was some kind of Iranian military nuclear program. While there is no doubt that Iran has been trying to master a host of nuclear technologies for many years, and while some of them could conceivable by used for military purposes, I am absolutely convinced that the US Israel Lobby and the Neocons have used this as a pretext to trigger a confrontation between Iran and the USA. Why do I say that? For two reasons:
First, there has never been any real evidence of an Iranian military nuclear program, but even more important is the fact that Iran never had any need for nuclear weapons. A lot of anti-Iranian propaganda is directly predicated on the notion that having nuclear weapons is highly desirable, yields some big advantage, and that all nations would want to acquire them. This is utter nonsense. In reality, possessing a few nuclear devices would only turn these devices into high priority targets for destruction by the USA and/or Israel. And even if, by some miracle, the Iranians managed to hide these devices while deploying them on missiles or aircraft, using any one such device would guarantee a massive retaliation from the Empire. What is the point of having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds? Finally, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has declared many times that nuclear weapons are forbidden for Iran because they are un-Islamic. But we are so used to being ruled by lying politicians that we have apparently lost the ability to imagine that any leader would actually speak the truth, be guided by his conscience or, even less so, his faith. So we just dismissed it all.
Second, the threat which Iran really poses to Israel (and the KSA) is not a nuclear one – it is a civilizational one. Think of it:
Iran is an Islamic Republic and the only country on the planet which has dared to openly defy both Israel and the USA. Not only that, it also represent a radically different model of Islam than the one of the Saudi Wahabis. Iran is a country which has managed to survive a war unleashed against it by the joint efforts of the USA, the Soviet Union, France and Iraq, which prevailed against the most powerful Baathist ruler of the Middle-East, and which then proceeded to survive economically and politically in spite of decades of crippling sanctions imposed by all the industrialized countries on the planet. Furthermore, and in contrast to all the Arab and Muslim countries out there, Iran is the only one which as always truly supported the Palestinian cause and which has provided crucial backing for the most formidable national liberation movement on the planet: Hezbollah. So yes, Iran is very, very dangerous for Israel and for the Saudis.
This is why since roughly 2002 the usual cabal of US deep state actors, the Neocons, the Israel Lobby, the Israelis themselves and, of course, the Saudis have embarked on a massive campaign to force Iran to its knees and give in to totally ridiculous demands which go way beyond what the NPT mandates (note: while Iran has always been a member in good standing of the NPT, Israel has never accepted to become a member; but then, Israel is not a “rogue state” but the “only democracy in the Middle-East”, right?).
Then things began acquiring their own momentum: if the Empire and Israel had decreed that Iran must either comply or be turned into ruins (economically or militarily) then this absolutely must happen. But, of course, it did not. So breaking Iran soon became a goal in itself: to prove that nobody can defy the AngloZionists and survive. Iran, of course, not only survived but prospered. And thanks to the fantastically short-sighted policies of the USA and Israel, Iran actually managed to increase its influence in the region, especially after the US invasion of Iraq. Not only has Iran become a key player in Iraq, but thanks to the “Divine Victory” of Hezbollah against the “invincible Tsahal” in 2006 Iran also became the ally and patron of the only military force in the region to have single-handedly defeated the Zionist state.
As for the Saudis, they are terrified of this Russian-Iranian-Hezbollah coalition which, they believe, is threatening them, and their anti-Shia crusade in Bahrein, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. The Saudis also fear the fact that Iran is the proof that an Islamic state does not have to be a backward, primitive and oppressive regime, but that Islam, modernity and people-power can coexist and be successfully combined (hence the failure of the CIA-backed Iranian elites to overthrown the Islamic Republic during the “Gucci Revolution”).
It is therefore not surprising that the Israelis and Saudis are absolutely livid at the agreement negotiated between Iran and the P5+1. For these two countries, the lifting of sanctions against Iran, even combined with the imposition of new, “mini-sanctions”, by the USA, represents the failure of over a decade of sustained anti-Iranian efforts.
This is now the 2nd time that Obama has agreed to basically exchange something against nothing: the first time around, Obama had to cancel a US attack against Syria in exchange for the (costly) destruction of utterly useless Syrian chemical weapons, and now Obama is lifting sanctions in exchange for the monitoring of a non-existent Iranian military nuclear program. The Israelis fully understand that, and it is no wonder that they hate Obama with a passion.
I sure hope that I am wrong, but I cannot conceive of the Israelis or Saudis simply accepting this situation. There is no way the Zionist and Wahabi crazies will allow Iran to successfully humiliate them and continue to prosper and grow right in their “back yard” (from their point of view, of course).
In purely military terms, neither Israel nor the KSA have what it takes to successfully attack Iran, nevermind defeating it. The Israelis were not even capable of controlling a minor Lebanese town right across their own border border (Bint Jbeil) even though they tried for 33 day. As for the insanely wealthy Saudis can’t even defeat the dirt-poor Houthis in Yemen. If anything, the KSA and Israel are the proof that neither money not expensive high-tech hardware is not what builds a strong military force. Compare them with the Iranians who are the folks who trained Hezbollah! QED.
As for the US armed forces, they are overstretched, over-committed and barely holding on to a few positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they don’t have what it takes to fight Iran either, at least not on the ground. And, let’s be honest here, the US armed forces are much better at organizing high-visibility “PR drives” (literally) involving a few APCS and Humvees in the Baltics, the Ukraine and Poland than at fighting a determined enemy. So even if most Presidential candidates now speak about “confronting Russia”, the reality is that the US cannot do much more than bombing a country like Serbia, and even that took the full support of NATO air forces and ended up in an abject failure (at least from the purely military point of view).
This is why the Empire will have to turn to its traditional set of dirty tricks: false flags, support for various terrorist groups, subversion of the Islamic Republic by means of the local money elites, sabotage, “human rights” campaigns (à la Neda), support for “gay rights”, arming of separatists groups, etc.
But, at least for the time being, this is a huge victory for Iran and and equally huge defeat for Israel: the poor Zionists have now been robbed of not one, but two wars they wanted so badly, and even their “success” in Libya is not enough of a consolation. I can hear the desperate oy vey shouts even from here :-)
Since this is a great day for Iran, I leave you with a beautiful song written by the Iranian rapper Yas in reaction to the release of the US propaganda movie 300 (see the translated lyrics below the video). Enjoy!
Listen. I want to tell you my intent
They want to erase my identity
The history of the land of the Aryans
Is screaming until we come to it
So now is the time for you to hear
Iran is my land the
The country which after 7000 years
Is still standing
And the hearts of Iranians — still like the sea
Hear this, my fellow Iranian, from YAS
I too for my land stand like a soldier
Hold Iran like a gem in your hand and say
My complaint will burst out like a shot
Let’s stand together and sing our anthem
My sisters, my brothers, my fellow Iranians
Iran’s civilization is in danger
All of us are soldiers beneath our flag
We won’t let anyone spread lies about us
For us Iranians it is our calling
That we wear the symbol of ‘Farvahar’ around our necks
Our unity against an enemy is the cause of their distress
Iran’s name for us is an honor
And our respect for her is like a thorn in eye for those
Who want to injure her
– Like the thirst of a seed [wheat] for water
– Like the dampness of rain, the smell of earth
– Like you, pure eyes, like the feeling of its earth, for you
– My land. Singing for you is in my heart
– Singing of my land, is my feeling
– My love – the earth of this land — Iraaaan.
You want to say that we came from generations of Barbarians?
So take a look then to Takht Jamshid!
You’re showing Iran’s name in vein
So yours could be written big on a cover of a CD [DVD}?
I’m writing down your intentions in my book
I know why you wrote this film “300”
I know that your heart is made of stone and lead
Instead of using your art to make a culture of peace
In this sensitive air and bad atmosphere
You want to start fishing in murky waters [profiting]
But this I tell you in its original language
Iran will never be spoiled and surrendered
God has given you two eyes to see
Take a look and read the books written by
Saadi and Ibn-e-Sina, Ferdosi, Khayam or Molana Rumi
Always throughout history we were the start [on top]
But now YAS can’t sit down quietly
Let Iran’s name be marred by a few tricksters
I’ll shred your intentions with the “razor of hope”
Who are YOU to speak of the history of Iran?
– CHORUS –
It was Cyrus The Great that started the peace
Freeing the Jewish from the grip of Babylon
Cyrus The Great wrote the first bill of human rights
That is why I carry my esteem and great pride
For my Iran. The history of my land
For the earth of this land which my body is from
Whatever part of the world you live my fellow Iranian
And till your blood flows through you
Don’t allow yourself to be satisfied
That anyone can fool around with your heritage
The history of Iran is my identity
Iran — protecting your name is my good intent
Agree, Israel vs Iran
more like Israel Vs Human Civilization
Perhaps it’s the author of the “Messianic Ideology(s)” demonstrating that man has no control over the emergence or manifestation of such an ideology(s)
Or israel vs life on earth.
Your use of the word “Israel” infers … at least to some people … the state of Israel. Perhaps stating it in your usually broader context would deliver a more holistic message.
Especially when only 4% of the inhabitants of Israel are the true “Israelites” !
@the “only democracy in the Middle-East”, right?
Only half-right: “the only ‘vibrant democracy’…, right!
Yes, exactly, the only *vibrant* democracy :-)
You certainly saw how they “vibrate” in front of the Wall.
Israel is a landed carrier in the ME. All countries that were attacked threatened to go off the US dollar. Daesh is a proxy army they will be shifted more and more to Afghanistan as the US tries to disturb the TAPI pipeline which is part of the NSR. China will defend it’s investment in this pipeline. Israel plays the role that Canada previously did in the Ukraine when Harper was PM in Canada-mouth piece. But they are a danger, a wild card who has been left the most vulnerable now for a change. They may try to start war in Lebanon again but Russia is now arming Hezbollah so good luck with that and they have a military coordination base in Jordan-Israel can only attack GAZA. If the US or Israel could turn Iran to dust they would have. That possibility grows more remote everyday especially with Russia in the area ( weren’t there some missiles shot down over the med some time ago heading in that direction) and the s-300 going into action there if it hasn’t been all along. Also, Central Asia will see more terrorist activity. As I have said before, that is all NATO has. Putin has given the New Republics the green light to respond to any attacks from Kiev. The US may try to get Europe involved in that conflict even more than they are but I would not count on it. Let’s hope if Kiev decides to go all out that they are decimated in short order. Diplomatically, Russia doesn’t want to give the EU any chance of healing from the fissures that have been created due to US marching orders, the sanctions regime and now the migrant crisis. With friends like that who needs enemies? So the New Republics will have to take Kiev “on their own” if this is necessary. Hopefully, the Ukraine army will finally split and join them in the march. All that they will have left then are the Nazi Brigades.
Some may know that the Khazarian fifth-column that controls the DC US government wrote a year before 9/11 of their intent to create a “new Pearl Harbor.” On 9/11 the Khazarian controlled CIA, along with some dancing Mossad, implemented an act of deceit, murder and treason still unfathomable to comprehend.
They then went on to utilize their DC US wardog in invading not one, but two countries. One was invaded in the furtherance of creating Greater Israel, and the other to reestablish the heroin trade that the CIA so depends upon. Yeah, it was about land, pipeline routes, Lebensraum, and oil for Israel, and CIA access to drug money so as to keep their terror and treason machine humming for Israel.
Today, January 16, 2016, the DC US removed the economic sanctions (ended the economic war) against Iran. Leading up to this has been much noise emanating from the Khazatrian owned and controlled complicit-media. Of course, all of the noise has really been about keeping the American people thinking that they still have a voice, and that some autocrat in the White House is really independent, does not have a Zionist hand stuck up his CIA ass, and has gone rogue by making nice-nice with Israel’s only obstacle to hegemony in the Middle-East. Ney, ney says Fey!
As with before 9/11, the Khazarians have also wrote of and telegraphed their intent for Iran. In 2009 the Khazarian controlled coordinating institution (think-tank) The Brookings Institution published a document entitled “Which Path to Persia?,” Persia being Iran.
In it they basically discuss, in doublespeak, various scenarios for undermining and then destroying Iran. On page 39 they get to the grist of the matter, and the real plan:
“In a similar vein, any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.”
Read “context,” and “rejection” as, “A false-flag pinned on the Iranians.” The plan is to induce Iran into a “deal,” and then make it appear that they “rejected” that deal. I suppose a “dirty nuke” set off on the west coast of the US with the suspected bombers’ passports, identifying them as Iran sponsored “terrorist,” found easily, and unscathed, in the wreckage will qualify as “rejection.”
Additionally, unlike prior countries invaded and slaughtered by Zion’s DC US wardog, Iran is not a little and weak country. Additionally, the Israelis have their hands full with their Palestinian genocide. As a result, the DC US will not be able to overwhelm the Iranians only with conventional military force, but will need to resort to nuclear weapons as well. That also fits into the Khazarins’ desire to reign supreme in the Middle-East, the Iranian people be damned as the animals the Khazarians hold them to be (Talmud: Yebamoth 98a & Berakoth 58a).
Find that unbelievable? Amongst the hundreds of military officers purged under CIA-Obama’s reign has been many in the upper echelons of the DC US’ strategic nuke command. The two top Air Force generals that control the Air Force’s nuke commands are a crypto-Jew, Gen. Kowalski, and the Jew, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein.
The next “9/11” does not end well for Iran, America and Americans, and the world as a whole, but the Jews will be sitting pretty, once again.
And remember: None of it is the Jews’ fault. It is their Protocols.
The Khazarian elite are fascist – but impose cultural Marxism ( mass immigration, feminism, political correctness) on others to weaken them. This authoritarianism is known as ‘liberalism’.
There is a Talmud in sect that is in control but there are plenty of Torah Jews who oppose this whole setup.
” The next “9/11” does not end well for Iran, America and Americans, and the world as a whole, but the Jews will be sitting pretty, once again.”
You really think so?
Judaism has been utterly and irreversibly destroyed by Zionism, also known as kosher Fascism.
You don’t believe me? ‘Read’ Charlie Hebdo!
» None of it is the Jews’ fault. It is their Protocols. «
Good one. :)
But the U.S. Strategic Nuckelkommando is nothing to worry about, with or without krypto or kalypto Jews.
The American people need to understand the 9/11 hoax so they won’t be fooled again. But it doesn’t look good on that front.
» One [country] was invaded in the furtherance of creating Greater Israel, and the other to reestablish the heroin trade that the CIA so depends upon. «
Does anyone know what “Greater Israel” would refer to in practical terms? I don’t think the Jews have the manpower to administer territories populated by non-Jews. Ah, okay, forgot about the U.S., also predimonantly populated by non-Jews. :) Sure, but then those pesky Muslims in the Middle East, they’re a different breed, they won’t be fooled so easily. So what does Greater Israel refer to in practical terms? Honest question, despite the little joke about the U.S.
(My current stance on “the Jews” in the U.S. is: They serve the masters to hoax the people. But that is still a minority of all Jews, of course, just disproportionately represented in the hoaxing business (press, movies, arts, etc). In fact, just like Hitler wrote in »Mein Kampf« for Austria and Germany back in the day.)
As for the CIA and its dependency on drug money: Is it really the CIA that depends on it? I mean, as a government agency, they should have access to ample funding. I once read a story (by Catherine Austin Fitts) about drug money laundering as a necessary cash flow to parts of the U.S. economy. According to that story, the laundering is done by numerous fast food restaurants, gas stations and possibly other such chain facilities across the U.S. which wouldn’t have sufficient customers to keep their business running otherwise. Thus, many people get a piece of the pie for their laundry service. The main profit is redistributed behind the scenes among the stakeholders. The CIA also has a part in it, of course, but in reality it’s a kind of natural and logical cash flow conspiracy.
Narco-Dollars for Beginners
“How the Money Works” in the Illicit Drug Trade
by Catherine Austin Fitts – 2001
Oh, dear Lord! Here we go again. No doubt most of the National Security Council, the CIA, the White House…are “crypto” whatever, Khazarians (!). And like Lenin, Obama has a grandmother who was half-Jewish. Enough, already.
No, @ali ,not nearly enough. Much more is needed including the fact that there are a few jews, just like there are a few Americans, who are conscious enough, and moral enough to oppose the Empire. But shutting down one’s thinking because it is all so unpleasant will hardly contribute to the outcome being better, long term, for billions of human beings. It might console you today, temporarily. But at what cost tomorrow, should too many people tire of all the toil and trouble and shut down their minds, and an insufficient number do the opposite????
Your righteous indignation is such that you’ve found a creative way around the site ban on hectoring capital letters. (The “????” is perhaps slightly less stylish.)
What has prompted this righteous indignation? That I should question the value of huddling round snickering at knowing allusions to “Protocols”, witty and pointed names to call Jews like “Khazarians” (har! har!), and so sophisticated suggestions that yer man Hitler got it about right in his much under-rated “Mein Kampf”.
And this puerility is what you want me to believe will face down the Empire.
The ‘game’ is not over yet! I agree that both the Us and Israel will try some of their dirty tricks to recreate hostile situations….it looks like they want again to sanction them for ‘the improper way the Iranians kept the captured american sailors. When one is a bully, he remains a bully.
Just look at how many treaties the USG broke with the Native Americans. Also just look at how they treated their ally Saddam ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r42oejmpkgw ). Better to be Iran’s enemy than US government’s friend, I would say. And if Iran ever trusts the latter, they deserve the punishment that will come their way.
Yes the latest excuse – the treatment of the US sailors – or do you mean exposing them as cry babies? :;)
Oh didums – John Kerry and the exceptionals having a tantrum:
“I was very angry. I was very, very frustrated and angry that that was released,” Kerry said in a Monday interview with the CNN broadcaster. “I raised it immediately with the Iranians.”
Now lets lokk at how the US and Israel treat prisoners………says it all.
Yes,the treatment of the sailors was “far,far” better treatment than the US would have given Iranian sailors if taken captive.It must have really angered the US. If the Iranians would have mistreated them, the US could have whined about “Iranian barbarism” for weeks.
But what was the ISIS leader doing on one of Abummer’s little patrol boats? Hmmm?
Thanks for peeling the onion to deeper levels of truth, despite the ensuing tears and cries of treason from hatequarters central.
I did not see the movie 300 but assumed it was basically true. Now I suspect it was much like what we have today from the major Liars’ Clubs. Thanks for opening my eyes to propaganda, ancient and modern.
What you say about civilization models makes a lot of sense from an information war perspective. What we perceive as reality becomes reality unless we know the facts of nature and true science.
In my religious tradition, knowledge came from faith and reason, with faith in the top slot. Now I think I had it backwards. There’s a lot of truth in religion but we need reason to sort the wheat from the chaff, all the way to the top of the mind and beyond into the mystic.
Iran is rightfully proud of its history. Sure, it was patriarchal but there are degrees of that. And we need proud warriors now more than ever. The tables have been turned as they always are. Now 300 Persians face a world wide army of clever Greeks bearing gifts. The Babel Towers of Babylon are molehills next to the 9/11 towers of Mount Abraham.
The wheel of fire is turning as it always does. We’ll be burned if we don’t stay exactly in the center eye of that fire and ride the wheel all the way back past history into herstory where the saving waters flow.
This wheel’s on fire, rolling down the road
Best notify my next of kin
This wheel shall explode!
BD & RD
For the wheel’s still in spin
There’s a battle outside
And it’s ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’
Dear Saker, thank you for publishing this!
Jim of Olym
“Israel cant defeat a Lebanese town”
Unlike KSA, Israel is very attuned to how they are portrayed in the media and they pay attention to the public’s mood towards them, this is why they dont go on indiscriminate bombing campaigns like KSA is and everyone in Syria. Flick the media lights off for a day and Lebanon would be a pile of rubble. ISIS is a serious threat to Iran and Iran’s ground forces arent doing to well against them in Syria. Not very telling but at least it gives you a glimpse into Iran’s capabilities. It wont be an easy fight but my bet is on Israel (not even considering their nuclear capabilities).
You didnt mention why Iran would win “Big time”
Israel pretty much turned the civilian areas into “rubble” and carpet bombed the hell out of those towns under the excuse of “hezbollah bunkers”.
Hezbollah was still alive and fighting…
Iran would win because 100,000 rockets are guaranteed from hezbollah to hit major areas and another 100,000-200,000 from Iran raining on the tiny occupied state will cripple their legs.
Mind you that the new rockets aren’t katyshka rockets from Gaza for iron dome to defeat.
» Flick the media lights off for a day and Lebanon would be a pile of rubble. «
Yes, they can bomb residential quarters, but they suffered a tactical defeat against Hizbollah, breaking the myth of Tsahal’s superiority. If I were a Jew in Israel I wouldn’t want to fight against Hizbollah either. In fact, I wouldn’t want to fight at all.
Operation Change of Direction 11 [Wikipedia]
» Iran’s ground forces arent doing to well against [ISIS] in Syria. «
How do we even know who’s doing what in Syria? The fog of war is so dense, I can barely see a thing.
» … my bet is on Israel (not even considering their nuclear capabilities). «
Let’s indeed not consider these purely phantastic capabilities. We can safely ignore them.
Israel saturated southern Lebanon using cluster bombs. They used every single last one they had. They knew the US would replace it so they had no qualms about dropping ten bombs into an area that needed just one.
And you talk about turning it into rubble? Everyone said it was way way way over kill and the only reason Israel did it was to get rid of old stock. But it left millions of bomblets around Lebanon. But it did save them from huge expense in the disposal problems now that getting rid of the dangerous duds was another countries problem. People still get blown up a decade later from what they did.
Not only that, they asked for the older version that had higher dud rate, and systematically fired them into farmland and orchards, with the apparent goal of depopulating the region.
Fkdahl, that’s the secret to Eretz Yisrael. You must depopulate the God-given lebensraum of the two-legged animals who dare to live on ‘Jewish land’. And as well as the cluster bombs’ outrage, there was the ‘Dahiya Doctrine’ of total destruction of civilian areas, as repeatedly occurs in Gaza. As the Yesha Council of Rabbis and Torah Sages declared in 2006, according to Judaic morality, killing civilians is not just permissible but is, in fact, a mitzvah, or ‘good deed’. International Humanitarian Law to the contrary was contemptuously dismissed as ‘Christian morality’. There is really no limit to the horrors that a state gripped by such an ideology is capable of.Even last week, the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset declared on TV that Damascus itself is part of Eretz Yisrael.
If that was true,they wouldn’t treat Palestinian civilians like they do. They are “attuned” to needing to deceive and outright lie to the World. But the bottom line is the Israelis don’t care about what any other people (except maybe the Diaspora) thinks about them. They count on the Zionist Jews,Zionist Christians,and Neo-cons of both faiths,to cover up their actions. Or excuse them,when they get caught.
“Since the armed conflict in Syria is viewed by many experts as a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia there are high risks of the Syrian diplomatic process getting stalled. It is especially alarming given the fact that world powers have set very optimistic goals for the next eighteen months that should eventually lead to presidential elections in Syria. While both countries say that their dispute won’t affect Syria talks, there is a number of Saudi-backed opposition groups, such as Jaish Al Islam, who cast doubt on the UN-led peace process.
The Iran-supported Syrian government has already confirmed its participation in peace talks that will take place in Geneva on January 25. Opposition groups, however, have not done so yet. And this is exactly what should concern Riyadh, because if these groups don’t show up in Geneva Iran will have a good reason to blame Saudi Arabia for derailing Syria talks over their own dispute.
All in all, it seems that diplomatically Saudi Arabia has fallen into its own trap. The Iranian leadership quickly realized the risks of the conflict’s escalation and chose to act with restraint following the embassy’s siege. Riyadh’s long-time ally the United States decided not to take sides in the conflict, while other GCC members only formally sided with their neighbor exposing the limitations of Saudi influence in the region.”
“Future contacts between Iran and the US… will depend on how a joint comprehensive action plan on the Iranian nuclear program is fulfilled. If the Americans stick to their commitments, Iran will negotiate with them. As for the other regional political issues, we do not need to conduct a dialogue with Washington,” Sheikholeslam told Sputnik.
The two men’s remarks came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, commenting on the lifting of sanctions against Tehran, said that his country is not going to restore full-fledged economic relations with the United States.
Late on Sunday, the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog verified Iran’s compliance with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The confirmation led to the immediate lifting of UN and EU sanctions, as well as partial sanctions relief by the United States.
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20160119/1033349373/iran-united-states-relations.html#ixzz3xgBpE4QU
Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich gave, I thought, a very good account of why America wants to control Iran (and Yemen and Nigeria). This would be so even without Israel.
Can you please provide a link??
Yesterday’s guest post.
I think you show your complete naivety about who controls the US Government. If you think the US Neocons (who control the US Governemnt) and Israel are separate, independent entities – you are very much mistaken. I think the Saker has explained countless times here about the Anglo/Zionists.
The Saker also acknowledges both Alexander Mecouris and Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich articles at the start of the article. He is giving his perspective too.
If you click on the references Jide it will take you direct or you can access the article on the site too which was published yesterday.
As I say, even without Israel, the US, its “Deep State”, its establishment, whatever you want to call it, would behave much as it has in regard to Iran. (This is not to deny the obvious that Israel and the Saudis have had an increasing influence on how the US pursues its interests, in ways that increasingly appear to be contrary to those interests.) Soraya Sepahpour Ulrich very succinctly explained, with regard to the Straits of Hormuz, Yemen, and Nigeria, why the US does what it does. The motives were laid out in detail in US government papers during the Second World War, if not before, when the Zionist lobby in the US had yet to achieve its current position.
That’s a perspective worth exploring. Anything that homes in on root causes should be encouraged.
Maybe you could submit an article to the Saker on the subject, and let him consider it?
I’m not qualified. There’s a large literature. I can think off hand of a couple of books on the oil industry, one standard, one “radical. There’s plenty on wartime strategic planning and the identification of control of Middle East oil reserves as the “Crown Jewels”. Also on the sorry history of US intervention over the last seventy years. Recently a couple of historians have published books surveying the archives on how Zionists lobbied to persuade the US Israel could be a strategic asset in controlling the oil.
Yes, Ewan, there are two over-riding forces driving US policy in the Middle East. First is control over ‘the greatest material prize in history’, ie Middle Eastern hydrocarbons. Moreover, their sale in US petro-dollars is the bedrock of US global economic hegemony, and the moves away from the petro-dollar by Iraq and Libya were important drivers of the destruction of those countries and the mass murder of their people.
The other driver is, of course, the Zionist Fifth Column, primarily loyal to Israel, who control US politics. They wish to continue Israel’s total impunity in regard to International Humanitarian Law, and the pursuit of the Oded Yinon Plan to destroy all Israel’s neighbours and smash them into powerless statelets, the better for the eventual ‘redemption’ of Eretz Yisrael, ‘from the Nile to the Euphrates’. I’m sure you saw the declaration last week from the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset that Damascus belongs in Eretz Yisrael, indicating the real reason behind Israel’s strong support for the jihadist butchers assailing Syria, the al-Nusra Front in particular. In the end, of course, not much happens in Washington anymore that the Zionist Fifth Column has not approved.
I don’t disagree.
But, note that the US did sign an agreement with Iran that is anathema to Israel. The interests of the US establishment as a whole will trump those of any one faction within it, if there is a fundamental conflict.
Ewan, the ‘agreement’ with Iran, to end the vicious sanctions regime imposed based on knowingly outright lies, was hysterically opposed by the Israeli Fifth Column inside Washington and the USA. It is, as far as I can recall, the biggest loss they’ve suffered for years, and they have vowed to reverse it if a Reptilian becomes President, and I’d fully expect a similar treachery from Clinton, who is 100% owned by the Lobby. The central feature of the Zionist elite, in Israel (particularly these days under Bibi)and in the West whose politics they control, is insane aggressiveness and belligerence, and the ‘Iron Wall’ of Jabotinsky, in utterly rejecting any accommodation whatsoever with their victims, who they openly treat as insects. While being both pathological and immensely morally odious, not to mention bitterly ironic in view of recent Jewish experience, it is a policy that absolutely guarantees Israel’s eventual destruction, which would not be a good thing. However, it really seems that the Zionist elite simply cannot help themselves. Apparently about 40% of Israeli Jews would leave, if they could, so dire is the situation as the country marches ever further Right to theocratic clerico-fascist rule behind a thin facade of ‘democracy’.
Yes, Ewan, but destroying Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya etc, and breaking them into powerless statelets the better for Israel to dominate them, is the very essence of the Oded Yinon Plan ie Israeli state policy. Always nice to see your apologias and exculpations of Israeli actions.
I not sure where I said anything about the Yinon Plan.
Should your remark about apologias and exculpations not be in the conditional – if I ever were to exculpate Israel, then you would find it nice (although why you would, I can’t think).
Pure nonsense that Iran did not or does not have a nuclear weapons program. You do not install and run centrifuges in their thousands if you do not have one. Pure nonsense, too, that a few nukes against a few hundreds are useless. Israel, as everybody should be able to figure out, is so small that, say, detonating three nukes would totally suffice to destroy it: Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem. The rest would be left un-viable. Iran, for its part, does not only have Israel to worry about, but three nuclear powers in addition to that, where everyone of them sits on its doorstep: Russia to the North, Pakistan to the East, the US Navy to its South. Plus, the KSA easily has the money to buy itself nuclear weapons. Indications are that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons were financed by the KSA, which means that the KSA is actually a nuclear power in waiting. That makes for a total of no less than five (semi-)nuclear powers surrounding Iran. No other country on this planet finds itself in such a predicament. It would be crazy for Iran not to strive for nuclear weapons.
What is really going on is as follows: AngloZio did want Iran to be attacked by the USA for the known reasons and failed, so much is true. Also, Israel does feel threatened by Iranian nukes but knows that the current Iranian leadership is not crazy and can be deterred, propaganda to the contrary notwithstanding. Still, a question mark consists of what leadership might arise in the future, and whether that leadership could still be deterred. Sanctions on Iran did bit but not enough for it to really give up on its nuclear weapons program. Now, a new factor consists of Russia putting up resistance to the empire in Ukraine and Syria. This somewhat unforeseen development has led the empire to open up an economic front against Russia by letting the KSA open up the spigots to drive down the price of oil. There is a downside to that in that the domestic fracking industry gets to suffer but that can be rode out by tapping into unlimited, near-zero-interest Wall Street credit lines. And here comes the rub: To make matters worse for Russia, the Iranian card is played. Pretend to the public that their nuclear weapons program has been brought under control and, in return for that, let Iran resume selling oil, driving down the price of oil still further. As a side effect, that provides a backup in case the KSA decides to break ranks and reduce the oil flow. Russia goes along with it all because it knows that it cannot prevent the rapprochement anyway. Better to “play a constructive role”, hope for the best and get to sell some nuclear power plants and S-300s to Iran.
What we are left with is a situation where Russia and the KSA are facing down each other on the empire’s behest. Who can withstand the low price of oil longer? The Iranian part has merely been played, somewhat haphazardly, to increase the pressure and because Iran was not really budging under the sanctions anyway. Once Russia has been brought down to its knees, Iran will be back at the top of the list. If, on the other hand, a successful color revolution can be engineered in Iran prior to Russia falling, then that is OK, too. Iran falling would immediately lead to Syria falling, which would mean that Qatar could build its pipeline and deliver natural gas to Europe, replacing Russia as the main supplier. Russia would then find itself in a really deep predicament. A color revolution in Iran could consist of replacing the Mullahs by a government backed by the country’s rich elite. To maintain control, hat would necessitate putting the KSA and Iran on a permanent conflict setting against each other. The latter might be what we are actually seeing right now.
There is a downside to that in that the domestic fracking industry gets to suffer but that can be rode out by tapping into unlimited, near-zero-interest Wall Street credit lines.
There is another angle, big oil vs finance. Not only are the ‘Zionists’ trying to bankrupt Russia, Iran and Saudi, they will also be buying up large sections of the ‘Anglo’ oil major pie.
One ring to rule them all.
Having all the countries of the Islamic Middle and Near Easts in conflict with each other, and Islam at war with the West, fulfill the Zionazi ambitions outlined clearly in the Oded Yinon Plan and Huntington’s ‘ Clash of Civilizations’.
“he Saudis also fear the fact that Iran is the proof that an Islamic state does not have to be a backward, primitive and oppressive regim”
-Iran hangs homosexuals.
Have uou seen it with your own eyes?
I don’t think so…
Actually, I posted a source, but moderators censored it, funny that Ukrainian sites have more freedom of speech then this site.. I wonder if this comment will be censored as well.
“-Iran hangs homosexuals.”
Do they, as in specifically “hang for just being gay” ? Or do they hang people who rape, murder and do other criminal things, who may have done homosexual acts (gays or not, see below) ? The last western article I read around this, turned out to by a case of kidnappers and robbers who were executed.
“… were also convicted of robbery and kidnapping….In the past, Iran has executed convicts for homosexuality but they were typically simultaneously convicted of other charges that carried the death sentence, such as male rape.”
On the same note, neighbouring Afghanistan allegedly has a problem with “bacha bazi” (~male rape). The Middle East is not like a liberal, educated Western Europe.
This comment will likely be censored.
But yes, Iran hangs people for being gay.
Liz, there are specific rules for deleting a comment, mainly obscenity, racism, personal attacks on posters or writers. Not just for a point of view. mod PS
Sorry, but you are demonstrating cultural ignorance.
Homosexuality is not an identity variable, much less a birth-evident trait in much of the world, including Iran. That is an entirely Western notion (and far from being universally accepted, as the ever-proliferating LGBTQ alphabet soup inadvertently proves.)
Rape however carries a death sentence in much of the M.E. and elsewhere.
That includes s****y, which must be categorized as rape, or it would not come to the attention of the authorities: someone has to report it, and there must be evidence. That won’t come from a consenting partner.
One could just as easily argue such jurisdictions are more serious about male protection from sex crimes than the ubersexual liberals of Western culture.
Someone has made a very good documentary about his “bacha bazi” business in Afghanistan.
Iran hangs the poor, same as every regime which murders people selectively. Most victims are drug users.
Sexuality is irrelevant, unless you are a ‘cultural marxist’ — i.e. a social, cultural and economic parasite, playing the gane of identity, cuz you know better than everyone else.
A lot of folk sure make a big fuss about the anti-gay laws in Iran, Etc. These folks sure can tell you too, how backwards Iran is. However, I would encourage these folks to take a look at the Abu Ghraib photos,the description of Bradley Manning confinement and torture at the hands of the U.S. Government and and then tell me if Americans or Europeans have a right to lecture others on their treatment, (whether official or unofficial) of gay people or having an enlightened view of homosexuality.
You don’t force men to have mock sex with other males ( including forced masturbation next to other males as it happened in Abu Ghraib) , if you don’t think there is something wrong males having sex with other males.
We now have a World Wide Nation of Gays like the World Wide Nation of Zionist Jews trying to direct the policies of foreign nations.
Carmel by the Sea
WARNING: Strong images
How the U.S. military treats American gays:
They are determined to get the US involved with a region-wide war – still.
The latest angle is that ISIS has ‘a high degree of penetration’ among Palestinians, especially ‘Israeli Arabs.’ They haven’t got around to claiming the Palestinians *are* ISIS – yet. But after saying they ’caused the holocaust’ , its only a matter of time..
So much for previous assessments – only a few months ago – that ISIS did not pose a threat to Israel, unlike Iran. Which must be why they were so keen on giving al-Nusra ‘humanitarian aid’ , particularly if the ‘aid’ required cross-border incursions into Syria..
They also claim Jordan under threat (it has a huge displaced Palestinian population) , so providing an excuse for the IDF to invade that country.
Eretz Israel continues..
I hope this article is correct, but don’t underestimate the US/Israel. They will come back – and they will be bad.
» What is the point of having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds? «
Well, what is the point for North Korea? Some people think that North Korea still stands because they have nuclear weapons. I have read such opinions on this blog. I used to think myself that having nuclear weapons should be a top priority for any country desiring to have independence.
Yeah, it’s about Israel. Were it not for Israel, Iran would possibly enter the club, in parallel with Saudi Arabia, a nice tandem like India and Pakistan, like the U.S. and Russia. It would “create more tension” and “raise the stakes”. What’s not to like?
I’m sorry to say, but you made a mistake:
“Zionism” is a verbal invention of the proverbial picturebook AngloSaxon, Oliver Cromwell, in the middle of 17th century. And even Israel (let there be war where ever you install an enemy amongst locals, that’s the key principle which we are nowadys used to name Israel), end even Israel, like Saudiarabia, like Qatar, like Kuwait, like Bahrain and many others places, is an invention of the AngloSaxons (then from the eastside of the Atlantic).
Thus the reason the Golems (plural) have been unleashed by the AngloSaxons against Iran is very simple: Iran persisted as a nation since thousands of years without starting a single war against anyone (BTW: the very same is true for the Holy Roman Empire). That’s exactly the opposite of the formation of the AngloSaxons (including the germanics from the north, better known as Nor(th Ger)man(ics)): war against the locals (Brits) again and again, every springtime, for more than two centuries (6th, 7th and 8th century). The problem nowadays is, they succeeded. Thus their conviction: “that’s the way of life”. [In the socalled language of the AngloSaxons (for the most part missing of accusative and nominativ), there is only one letter different between way (of life) and war – think about it.]
Whenever someone mentions Zionism it’s in fact the AngloSaxons. And, it doesn’t matter at all if the driving force amongst the AngloSaxons is jewish or not. It’s the cultural heritage of the prevailing Anglos, Saxons and Nor(th Ger)man(ics). If the Brits could have thrown them all back into the North Sea, there would be no Devil on Earth (who calls his land as “God’s own country”, typical for the devil!), no United Criminals of America, no Qatar, no EU and of course no Israel and nobody would know the word “Zionism”:
In the beginning of the 19th century Theodor Herzl has had to be paid a huge amount of money (bribery) to turn the emigrating jews from the direction to Argentina into the direction to Palestina. He himself didn’t wanted to go there but has been forced to do so. In the 1920th Adolf Eichman (sic!) took over his part – paid by Rockefellers Standard Oil, then living in Haifa. Later in Berlin, where he (for the most part of is memebership of the Nazi regime) until 1940 proceeded his (Rockefeller) duty and forced the jews to Palestina – until “Wansee Konferenz”.
Thus: there is no such thing like Zionism. It’s all about the AngloSaxons (devilry).
» That’s exactly the opposite of the formation of the AngloSaxons (including the [Normans]): war against the locals (Brits) again and again, every springtime, for more than two centuries (6th, 7th and 8th century). «
Hmm. But according to German Wikipedia (and I think we’re dealing with an unpolitical subject here), groups of Angles, Saxon, Frisians and Jutes (Denmark, Northern Germany) were hired around 440 by the Romans to defend the provincia britannica against the evil Picts (the Scotch), which the Romans had not been able to defeat. But they had indeed shown up before on the British coasts for fishing, eh raiding. So in the middle of the fifth century they arrived more systematically on the heels of the Romans invaders. To then be themselves raided and invaded by the Vikings from 793 onwards. And later by the Normans who invaded from Normandie.
So in a nutshell, all these Northern Germanic Intruders fought it out among themselves … and whoosh, survival of the fittest, and thusly England is created! :)
But what do I know? I’m sure Uncle Bob has the definitive account on this! :)
» Thus: there is no such thing like Zionism. It’s all about the AngloSaxons (devilry). «
Thierry Meyssan combines them both in this article:
Who is the Enemy? – 08/2014 – Cromwell, Disraeli, Herzl, Blackstone, Balfour
Introductory paragraph: » Everyone has an opinion to explain the massacres committed by the State of Israel in Gaza. While in the 70s and 80s, it was seen as a demonstration of Anglo-Saxon imperialism, many interpret it today as a conflict between Jews and Arabs. Reviewing the long period of history – four centuries -, Thierry Meyssan, a consultant to several governments, analyzes the origins of Zionism, its true ambitions and determines who the enemy is. «
Correction its not “Scotch” its “Scots”. Scotch is their Whiskey.
“So in a nutshell, all these Northern Germanic Intruders fought it out among themselves … and whoosh, survival of the fittest, and thusly England is created! :)
But what do I know? I’m sure Uncle Bob has the definitive account on this! :)”
Well,certainly you condensed it all. But also certainly, you got it correct there.
the normans are descendants of the norsemen vikings who settled in northern France…my surname has both viking and french variations, meaning viking fisherman..hence I love Scotland, France, and fishing…………….but sometimes I feel very Balkan gypsy….must be an unidentified genetic thread there somewhere…………..
You are right.
The ‘Nor’ prefix indicates ‘North’ or Scandinavian origin.
In Ireland, all the names prefixed with ‘fitz’ (except FitzPatrick) indicate Norman origins as it means ‘b*****d-son-of’ Gerald, Simmon, etc.
According to Peter Mansfield, “The Arabs,” the term and concept of Zionism antedates Herzl by some decades.
There was a group in Russia called Lovers of Zion. One of their foremost members was Asher Ginzberg.
Herzl “launched Zionism as a political movement with the publication of the pamphlet Der Judenstaat in 1897.
This book (See, for example, chapter 11, “Disaster in Palestine”) has a lot of background information on the roots of the Judenstaat and how it all came about. It just makes the reader more and more furious, especially at, first, Britain, then the USA, and also France.
Iran is the only serious nation in the region, one with real history and population. No other nation in the region has such a defined history – the Turks are invaders from Central Asia – the Israelis are Settlers who created a state postwar with US backing – the Saudis are a tribe with an oil well.
Iran has a technically competent population and a key geographical position between East and West, and the legacy of the Shah’s industrial policy (and yes he was working with South Africa on building nuclear weapons) though he did supply Israel with oil.
That alone is the problem, As Shin Beth worked to train SAVAK in suppressing dissent inside Iran the Shah was seen to be propped up by US and Israel without even the obligatory British involvement in Mid East affairs and loathing of the locals.
Every state bordering Israel has been destroyed but Iran has the highly mobile non-state actors Israel cannot destroy and the destruction of Sykes-Picot by the Balfour Declaration which is what US Foreign Policy has done, leaves Iran as the firmament in a sea of change.
Iran’s winning meaning anything matters a lot on Syria than anything else. If Iran loses Syria that win mean’s little. The battle is still on going and just winning part of Syria can be looked at not a loss but it wont be as meaningful as victory. Just a Shia crescent boxed in by Sunni enemies and Israel just means they are stuck in a slow boiling cauldron. US does not look like they have given up on splitting the country just yet. For once this article seems balanced, usually they are pro MSM.
Syrian endgame could begin with Aleppo
This column wrote in November that the battle for Aleppo could determine Syria’s fate. It is worth reflecting on the meaning of Aleppo for Syria and the region. Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its commercial hub, was also known as the “city of light” for its refined people and culture. There was no real legacy of oppression in Aleppo beyond the agonies and constraints of doing business with the Assad family and its various agents and enterprises. Aleppo is not Homs, and it is not Daraa, where there are histories of popular grievances. The Assads, by design, kept it that way.
Aleppo, therefore, represents the failed promise of the terrorist and armed groups that have offered little more than Islamic law and criminality. Aleppo, which is mostly Sunni, was sold a sectarian bill of goods by the opposition. And it has been a disaster for the people of Aleppo. The Syrian government’s barrel bombs and relentless sieges added to an unbearable existence.
The tide may be turning. If the Syrian army, backed by its Iranian and Russian allies, retakes Aleppo, the city’s liberation will come by directly defeating terrorists and armed groups that are already deserting the battlefield. A government victory would be of a different order and have a different impact than the negotiated departures of besieged armed opposition forces in Homs and around Damascus. The people of Aleppo would experience a flat-out victory by the government and a defeat, and exodus, by the armed groups.
A good question is whether the Syrian army would be received as liberators by those Syrians, including Sunnis, freed from the reign of Islamic law and armed gangs. The answer might surprise those who would prefer to engage with the likes of Zahran Alloush and the “Army of Islam” (see below).
A Syrian government victory in Aleppo could be the beginning of the end of the sectarian mindset that would have been alien to the city prior to 2011. There is no more appropriate city to begin Syria’s healing. A Syrian government victory in Aleppo will make it harder to rationalize Western backing for jihadi groups who want to keep up the fight against long odds in the rest of the country. IS and al-Qaeda may prefer, over time, to begin to relocate to Libya and other countries where they can avoid the pounding from the US-led anti-IS coalition and Russian- and Iranian-backed Syrian forces. This may already be happening, and if so, it is to be cheered by those who seek a unified, secular and nonsectarian Syria, as outlined in the Vienna Communique, and as is Aleppo’s tradition.
Should the US blur lines on jihadi armed groups?
This column has warned for more than two years of the campaign to mainstream radical jihadi groups under the rubric of the “moderate” Syria opposition. This trend has done a disservice to the true secular, democratic opposition that rose against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011. In November 2015, we advocated keeping Ahrar al-Sham out of the Syrian political process, despite the group’s purported influence “on the ground,” which is at least in part due to its collaboration with the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group. Unfortunately, Syrian democrats can’t rely on the largesse of regional patrons who don’t mind a sectarian edge to the anti-Assad military campaign. Even prominent former American diplomats are ready to welcome Ahrar al-Sham and their fellow jihadi travelers into the peace fold, as long as there is some tactical divergence with Jabhat al-Nusra and these groups are willing to “engage” with the West.
Ali Mamouri provides further evidence of the recklessness of this position with an in-depth analysis of the views of Alloush, head of the Jaish al-Islam armed group, which is part of the Syrian Islamic Front, who was killed by a Russian airstrike in Uthaya on Dec. 25.
Alloush was backed by Saudi Arabia and attended the Syrian opposition conference in Riyadh last month. He was a “visionary” in the literal sense of the word, meaning he had visions of the coming caliphate prior to an imminent “end times.” Mamouri describes an apocalyptic, anti-Shiite rant by Alloush in a 2013 video “from a place called the Palace of the 10th Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik, located in the city of Resafa, southwest of Raqqa, Alloush announced the re-establishment of the Umayyad caliphate in the Levant and other Muslim countries. The Umayyad had ruled the Islamic world from 661 until 750, founding an empire that stretched all the way to China. They were known for their persecution of the first Shiites, which caused the latter to despise and distance themselves from the Ummayyad. ‘We will bury the heads of impure Shiites in Najaf, God willing. The Umayyad glory will return to the Levant in spite of you,’ Alloush said in the video recording. He continued his anti-Shiite speech basing his statements on a prophecy mentioned in the Sunni accounts about the Prophet Muhammad.”
The United States is wrestling with how to manage Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam and other Salafi opposition groups that have collaborated or are collaborating with Jabhat al-Nusra and that advocate Islamic law in Syria. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey want these groups in the Syrian peace talks as agents of influence for a post-conflict Syria. No matter that their political objectives seem a disconnect with the principles of the ISSG’s Vienna Communique, which recognizes Syria’s “secular” character as “fundamental,” and calls for a political process leading to “inclusive, non-sectarian governance.”
On Dec. 28, Mark Toner, a US Department of State spokesman, commenting on the airstrike that killed Alloush, expressed “significant concerns” about Jaish al-Islam’s battlefield tactics but nonetheless noted that the group “has supported a political process to end the conflict and has fought against [IS]. … So the strike on Alloush and others in Jaish al-Islam and other opposition groups do, in fact, complicate efforts to bring about meaningful political negotiations and a nationwide cease-fire.”
On the one hand, there is an understandable sense of urgency about ending the war, given the conflict’s terrible costs, and a cease-fire requires dealing with forces on the ground to end the fighting. On the other hand, the radical ideologies of these groups, and their openness to collaboration with Jabhat al-Nusra, present the possibility of wolves in the fold, should peace talks ever get underway.
Mamouri concludes that “what is described as moderate in Alloush’s approach boils down to his approval of dealing with Western and regional countries and accepting their aid so as to achieve the prophecy. Meanwhile, the more radical groups, such as IS, squarely reject any dealings with these countries. Yet the difference between the two sides remains in the preliminary tactic and not in the basic principles and ultimate goals. There are different orders in Salafi jihadism, all working toward the same ultimate goal of establishing the Islamic caliphate. It is true that the means to achieve this dream differ, but they share the same ideological denominator, which is obvious in their arbitrary handling of citizens’ civil and intellectual rights. Therefore, labeling some less politically extremist groups as moderate and supporting them regardless of their ideology will eventually lead to anti-democratic practices, the abolition of human rights-related issues and freedoms and the promotion of radical trends.”
FSA leader slams US, Russia policies in Syria
Osama Abu Zeid, legal adviser for the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said the US “is gradually moving from a neutral position toward being a partner in crime as it allows Assad and his allies to kill Syrians. Scary massacres are being committed against Syrians, who have been left to starve to death under siege in the city of Madaya and [killed] by chemical weapons. Syrians are paying a high price as a result of the US policy failure in Iraq and its weakness in the Middle East in general.”
In an exclusive interview with Mohammed al-Khatieb, Abu Zeid called for a safe zone in Syria and said, “It is not required that the US send fighters on the ground. This is not what we want. What we want is for Assad to be prevented from targeting civilians and for the [supporters] of the Syrian revolution [i.e., Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia] to be allowed to provide rebels with qualitative weapons. The US supports the Syrian Democratic Forces, which include al-Sanadid Army, one of the regime’s militias. We, however, do not trust these forces, and they not surprisingly getting weapons that are hundreds of times more numerous than the weapons received by the FSA.”
Abu Zeid credits the Russian intervention with unifying many of the disparate Syrian armed groups, telling Al-Monitor, “I personally refused to meet with the Russian president’s special representative for the Middle East, Mikhail Bogdanov, in Geneva about two months ago. Perhaps, in the eyes of Russia, Assad is the commander of the Syrian revolution. Russia’s declaration that it supports the FSA is ridiculous as all facts prove the contrary. Russian airstrikes are ongoing around the clock, targeting our sites and locations. Our position is clear: We will not coordinate or cooperate with Russia.”
Abu Zeid said that the FSA and its allies are essential to defeat IS. “IS cannot be eliminated without the FSA,” said Abu Zeid. “We have a history of struggle against all of those who killed Syrians. Therefore, no one can question the FSA’s objectives when it fights IS, because its project is purely Syrian, and it aims to protect Syrians rather than serve other agendas.”
Hagel on Syria
Barbara Slavin reports this week that former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, “We have allowed ourselves to get caught and paralyzed on our Syrian policy by the statement that ‘Assad must go,’” adding, “Assad was never our enemy.”
Speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington, Hagel faulted President Barack Obama for declaring a “red line” against chemical weapons use by the Syrian government and then stepping back from carrying out missile strikes to enforce it in 2013, saying, “When a president of the United States says something, it means something. … To make those kinds of pronouncements and not follow through affects the credibility of the president.”
After the defeats in Iran & Syria, I would add a possible third defeat for the Zionists, in the US this time: Their favorite presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is in serious trouble, both legally and politically..
She will side-step the legal problems (if she is winning,it is the US after all). The political problems? Its too early to say. I hope so,but again,it is the US. So we’ll have to wait and see. If she loses the upcoming “primaries” she may be in big trouble. If she wins them,she won’t be in any trouble. With the information available about her. I can’t understand anyone wanting to vote for her (anyone outside the elite I mean). But it seems there are a lot of people that don’t listen to the information.Or that just don’t seem to care about having someone like that as President. With most Presidents,before the election,they seem to be “spotless” (unless you dig deep). But this time,most of her flaws are out for people to see. If she wins,the old excuse “We didn’t know. Don’t blame us for voting for them.” Won’t be available to the US population to hide behind. There will be no acceptable excuse for them.
Bob, in the USA the candidate that spends the more, or the most, wins in about 90% of contests. It’s the secret to Jewish control, which nowadays extends to State legislatures and even local government in places. Clinton will receive all the money that is required. But she is so deeply, deeply, odious that she might yet be one of the unlucky 10%.
Hillary Clinton does have one thing in her favour: being a woman! She could be glorified as the first woman President of the USA, similar to Obama, first black President in the US history aka yes we can carry on the pillage!
Another factor in her favour is the quality of her opponents. With Trump loosing no time to alienate and infuriate all the possible ethnic minorities and women, Hillary would certainly look like a better option.
Lets not kid ourselves. Its the deep state who chooses the puppet and they will prevail again.
I would add Trump and Bernie to that list. One gets you more military spending and the other massive debt from social handouts. Either way, the oligarchs get us to create more debt and pay more interest!
Returning wealth that’s been stolen from you is not a handout.
Income redistributuon only goes one way, to the top, whatever you might know from your AngloZionist parasite econonics 101 class.
I think we agree it would be better left in the hands of the people who produce all wealth, who are the same people who pay ALL tax.
Cut out the middleman and see how productive people thrive and Zionists whither.
Another lovely essay from the Saker
The high points of this Saker’s may be missed, so I will comment:
1. Today’s “NY Times” (which is the major Zionist-American-Imperialist propaganda organ), has an important Opinion article, that hits another courageous Nation and its people, below the belt (as we say in Brooklyn), that is; it attacks Vietnam at its weakest point.
Let us add to this mix, a key end sentence from the Saker, ” but then, Israel is not a “rogue state” but the “only democracy in the Middle-East”, right?”
1. The vital marketing point for most ‘Western’ imperialist nations is that they are a “democracy.” The imperialist version of democracy, and of socialism, such as (France’s Hollande and America’s Sander imperialist socialism), is what is offered.
2. There is a grain of truth in the Zionist “NYT” exposé of the Vietnamese governing pyramid. The Vietnamese totalitarian government is a precariously balanced pyramid. At the top are aging (new generations cannot freely enter totalitarian governments) factions, and when these factions get desperate, they reach out and sell their souls to the highest bidder, as happened in Russia in 1990, is happening in Cuba today, and in Vietnam, and might happen in China. Pyramidal governments – are weak governments.
One Vietnamese faction is pro Zio-American imperialist, and anti-China. That faction is willing to forget the murder of 2 million of their people by their erstwhile new ally,the Zio-American imperialists. The “NY Times” gives a Name (identifies) that faction. They have a Gorbachev-er, Quisling-er, any-Morally Corrupt faction they can buy. The Chinese bureaucrats are no help to the Vietnamese-at all. They help trigger the Vietnamese turn toward the Zio-American World Order.
In Vietnam, as in Cuba, and China, the people/citizens are politically marginalized, and that weakens their governments and is an inevitable roadblock to their future independent and moral development. You see, the Russian and Iranian Republics, are indeed, showing the way.
Iran’s resistance has been led by its Democratic Republics, from that of Mossadegh, (and after the detour of the imposed Shah Zionist American puppet Dictatorship), to the Modern Iranian Republic that is ably (as the Saker has just shown), defending its people during political negotiations, and on the battlefields. The modern Iranian Republic, as with the Russian Republic, and with the Novorossyan Democratic (People’s) Republics, are showing their quality in just how effectively they are resisting world imperialism.
Democratic Republics are able to resist imperialism, not only on the battlefield, but in the Moral Court – of World Opinion. The imperialists have a difficulty in selling their phony ‘democracy’ and slandering those of Russia, and Iran. Most importantly, Democratic Republics open the door to participation of -The Next Generations- in the process of Permanent-Revolution and development of their countries.
Stalinist Russia’s governing bureaucrats ended with Gorbachev-in California, and Yeltsyn in (the bottle?). Vietnam’s geriatric leaders are ripe for a fall. Some are courting the American imperialists, as we speak.
The new generations must be included in the political moral equation.
Democratic Republics are not the “end-all,” they are the only!
*I wish to place a link to another missive, in this website, in case you missed it.
The link in this missive is to a very important, and frightened (and justifiably so) article from Sputnik News.
If I may add a point to my own missive:
The Saker wrote:
“This is now the 2nd time that Obama has agreed to basically exchange something against nothing: the first time around, Obama had to cancel a US attack against Syria in exchange for the (costly) destruction of utterly useless Syrian chemical weapons, and now Obama is lifting sanctions in exchange for the monitoring of a non-existent Iranian military nuclear program. The Israelis fully understand that, and it is no wonder that they hate Obama with a passion.”
The Fairy Tale – American ‘President.’
Most analysts treat the ‘Person,’ Obomber, similarly. Obomber is identified as the President of the United States. By their use of Obomber, they imply that he is an actual, and legal, with a full suit of political clothing, President of a Sovereign (if not necessarily Constitutional), Government of the United States. Obomber may be criticized, but he is treated as being real.
Indeed, Politician and Oligarch, Donald Trump’s, raising the question as to Obomber’s place of birth, was a Mis-direction effort that was designed to steer all questions away from the far more vital, and very Reality of the origin (the very flesh and blood) identify of the advertised American President.
Obomber, is a Hollywood Actor, who was prepared by the CIA to Play the Part, in the most important Theatrical Production of the 21st Century. The portrayal – the pretense, of being an actual Constitutional President of an actual (non-fictional), Democratic Republic of the United States might earn Obomber an Oscar Prize – to be placed beside his Nobel Prize. Obomber is not the first hired Hollywood Actor to be given the opportunity of a lifetime, to commit Treason, and front for the murder of millions, the looting of billions, and the destruction of Nations.
Conversely, Hollywood’s other actor President, Ronald Reagan had a lengthy political history, as well as a lifelong identity in his profession (acting), and he had some influence to peddle at the top echelons of power. Reagan was a player, (he was far from being one of the biggest players; he was not quite an Oligarch, but he was a player), as we say in Brooklyn.
With the continual decline of American political culture, the second Hollywood actor, Obomber, is a far more controlled agent, wielding No Power whatsoever. He plays his part, smiles for the cameras, dances and sings (have you seen him on TV?), completely fronts, from well prepared scripts, for the innumerable crimes of his employers, (the Power Elite), the Zionist American Financial Oligarchs.
The Government of the United States of America is not Free, Sovereign, or Democratic. It is not a Republic. That Republic was assassinated, along with our last Constitutional President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in the Coup d’etat in Dallas, on November 22, 1963, (the first modern of the so-called ‘Arab Springs’) . Obomber may, on occasion, speak for one faction of the Oligarchs, or other, but he fronts for them all. John Kerry, and H. Clinton, even Ms Nuland, have more access to political power than Obomber.
*A note on the proper spelling of the acting-the Quisling Gauleitier American President. As this Hollywood Actor represents a largely fictional, and phony character, (as well as a fictional and phony family), and we do not know his real name, I take the liberty to choose my own name for him. Obomber serves as good an identification of this Quisling as any other.
We Americans need to restore our Republic. In doing so we will comply with our sacred duty, and the duty willed to us by our founders, and we will help rescue our world.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles…”
For Permanent Revolution through the struggle for and refreshment of Democratic Republics!
That Baltic military build up is a joke and nothing that a little sneeze from Russia’s side would need to put it to rest. It is more a means of NATO to expand it’s “Protection” Racket to the Baltics and be used in conjunction with failed Baltic regimes top keep the locals in their place.
Even Poland which was quite a strong member of the former Soviet Pact, would have major issues fielding a modern competent force that could challenge Russia. The Poles wonderful fleet of F16’s are for the most part grounded as the Gov hasn’t the funds to keep them in the air and instead rely on Soviet fighter aircraft like the Mig29’s to keep their airforce in the air.
Germany, small fleet of poor performing tanks and training that utilises broom sticks. England, mothballed services, a few aircraft still flyable and Royal Marines that get bogged down in beach landing practices. USA not much better if the recent exercises in Southern Europe are any indication. A lot of chest thumping but incompetent command and control infrastructure with a massive dose of arrogance and failing to learn from history or their own exercises, be it Somalia or the gamed Iran Naval Attacks on their Carrier Forces. Watching their Bummers, I mean Hummers get bogged down in Portugal on the beach with their beach landings gives for much entertainment and runs quite to the contrary of the narrative from Hollywood.
The only country with a capable military force in Europe is Russia of which can clearly be seen in their military exercises and how they have handled themselves from Chechnya to Syria. It would seem the only thing NATO is good at is creating Chaos through Spec Ops and Mercs and chest thumping. When push comes to shove though, they are nothing but a murderous peacock picking on small fry to bolster their psychotic egos. Hence their presence in the Baltics.
Re Poland’s NATO membership: seems the idea of permanent bases is scotched.
Thanks for your response. I hope you are correct.
The Saker I agree. Totally. That is why, yesterday, I wrote on another post that Bibi must be having an apoplexy. The entire Zionist entity must be having an apoplexy, it’s not just limited to the former furniture salesman ( Netanyahu).
Oy! Vey! the “eternal victims” are suffering again! Make another movie, documentary , museum, anything! but do show the world what “suffering” they go through.
Iran’s nuclear program like N. Koreas nuclear program was designed for just one thing and 2 days ago NK repeated it again, sign a peace treaty and give up regime change and the nuclear program can be dismantled..
The old presidents close advisory gave an interview on the Iranian nuclear program and this is what he said, after trying for decades to normalize relations with the US, they only saw one way to get the US to the negotiating table. A nuclear program from the ground up and it could not be a military one as that would and might get into a war with the US and they have been quite open in what they were doing and how they were progressing, it was to cause as much pain to the US to a point where the US would come to negotiate rather than just ignore them. The US came to the table when Iran started enrichment to enough of a level to be able to create a bomb. Although they were very careful to not do any military applications like the detonation or missile projects with nuclear applications. So like 35 years after the US and Iran are normalizing relations.. It was their goal and succeeded.. Iran also knew if they failed then the pain wont go away, it would just get worse, after all, the sanctions were around for ever and it never got removed just extended and more and more added to it. The Palestinians never had leverage so Iran knew they absolutely need the leverage that the US could not ignore.
I hope this analysis is correct. However it would be shocking if anyone in Washington did anything without the approval of bankers, Tel Aviv, and master oligarchs like Sheldon Adelson and George Soros. Perhaps this is just cynicism ruling, but this deal seems like a Trojan Horse being pulled right into the Persia.
How it plays out, no clue. But watch the western marketing directed towards the Iranian youth. Say what you want the AngloZionists, they will play for the long game. Plus there is lots immediate money to made off of the Iranians. There will be some old curmudgeon politicians and rapturites who want the immediate glory of sending someone else’s kids to war. So expect lots of wailing, just don’t get fooled by thinking it means defeat.
“What is the point of having a few nukes …?” Perhaps as a deterrent against bullying by nations with superior conventional militaries. Would history of Libya, Syria, and Iraq be different if those countries had just a few nukes that could reach Paris, London, or Riyadh? Could N. Korea cut the size of its conventional forces by half if Tokyo and Seoul were within the reach of two or three of their nukes? Would the negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis had been much more constructive if the Palestinians had just one or two nukes?
Its complicated. Yes, you are right. But on the other hand it would be better if there were fewer nuclear powers than more (maybe none best of all). Russia,China,the US,and maybe India,because of their sizes I could see having to have those weapons. But the others are a waste of time and money.And the more nukes around the more danger of them being used. France’s and Britain’s are useless to them. And Israel’s and Pakistan’s are a constant danger of them being used. The only good that could come from North Korea having them is to prevent a US invasion. But for North Korea and any other country outside the main four. A good alliance system is a far better deterrent for them.
Thank you for yet another very worthwhile analytical perspective. Per usual, your conclusions inform and mostly correspond with my own thinking re. political ‘reality.’
However, in this particular essay you made some points about nuclear weapons I found overly broad. You characterize as “nonsense” the “notion that having nuclear weapons is highly desirable, yields some big advantage, and that all nations would want to acquire them.”
Certainly not “all nations” or even many of them covet nuclear weapons. Still, for a technologically capable state forced into surviving under continuous threat from hostile neighbors, possession of such weapons might look very desirable.
National survival achieved in such a way, as evidenced by the Cold War MAD paradigm, might also be accurately described as a “big advantage,” by the surviving state at least.
You also asked the question, “What is the point of (Iran) having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds?”
Acknowledging that any such Iranian attack would be suicidal and hypothetically spitballing: In the event of open war, wouldn’t AngloZionist understanding of Iran’s ability to successfully target Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with at least one mid-yield nuclear device, be a decisive factor in limiting open military hostilities against them? Wouldn’t the end of Israel as a political state be the likely result, even if not right away? Globally, is it not the Russian and Chinese nuclear capabilities that ultimately stay the AngloZionists from overplaying their filthy hand?
It’s not hard to conclude that Iran’s long term survivability possibilities would be greatly enhanced if they possessed the wherewithal to irrevocably incinerate Tel Aviv. ‘Rule of the jungle’ still permeates humanity, most unfortunately, especially in the chambers of “authority.”
Please forgive these quibbles and please understand I don’t intend to infer that Iran is inevitably pursuing nuclear weapons based on them.
Off subject but only by a bit and sidewise at that: From RI…the poetry of this author’s prose just makes his points more powerful
I’m very pleased that The Saker is one of the very few people – actually, the only one other than myself – who has clearly understood that Iran never had a “use case” for nuclear weapons and that Iran had been saying that for years.
I also am pleased to note that The Saker understands that the Israeli, Saudi and US elites will never accept Iran and will continue to seek a war in which Iran is destroyed. As I’ve said many times, that is the primary reason for the Syria crisis: to lay the military groundwork for a war with Iran.
I suggest that The Saker rethink his position on the US vs Iran, however. The US military-industrial complex absolutely does want a new decades-long war with Iran in order to continue the windfall profits they’ve been getting from the Iraq-Afghanistan (and now ISIS) wars. So it’s not just Israel vs Iran, but the US elites vs Iran as well.
Obama got his deal with Iran for one reason and one reason only: for his foreign policy “legacy” – and to avoid being blamed for starting yet another war to add to the four he has already promoted (Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen), again solely because of his desire to “look good” (at least in his own eyes.) He was ready to start a war with Syria in 2013 in pursuit of laying the military groundwork for a future Israel-US war with Iran. But he was out-maneuvered by Putin. I think at that point he decided to change his previous belligerent stance towards Iran and try to salvage something for his lame duck years.
But that changes nothing about the overall US elites stance. They still want war with Iran – and they’re going to get it sooner or later. Israel will start it once Israel can figure out how to degrade Syria and Hizballah enough to make the war relatively “cheap” for them. They might fail at that now that Russia has a hand in Syria, however. Let’s hope so.
Remember, the new crop of scum in Washington after the elections will be worse than the current crop.
One of the Greatest Generals who ever lived – Khalid Ibn Alwalid (undefeated in over one hundred battles and also defeated the Persian and Eastern Roman-Byzantine Empires back to back; in quick fashion)((btw, you can look him up in Wiki)) was quoted as saying the the most fearsome opponents he ever faced in War-Battle were the Persians, and he specifically pointed to one battle;i forgot which one, as there were so many.
Point is, you Don’t Want to Mess with Iran-Iranians-Persians…period!! (Israel, KSA or USA)
oh and btw, i’m Arab and Sunni Muslim and I will tell you that I am, and have been very proud of my brothers in Iran. More proud than any Arab country outside of Hezbollah.
May Allah watch over Iran and protect her. Ameen.
The zionazis prove yet again they control pindoland:
Kuwait Air Ends New York City Flights Rather Than Carry Israelis
Read more: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160119/1033394918/kuwait-air-cancels-route-israelis.html
“After Kuwait Air was ordered by the US Department of Transportation to cease “unlawful discrimination,” regarding their refusal to carry Israeli passengers — the carrier doubled down and ended the flight route entirely.”
Good for Kuwait Air. They should not be forced to collect and transport garbage.
“Obama had to cancel a US attack against Syria in exchange for the (costly) destruction of utterly useless Syrian chemical weapons, and now Obama is lifting sanctions in exchange for the monitoring of a non-existent Iranian military nuclear program.”
And the punchline; “The Israelis fully understand that, and it is no wonder that they hate Obama with a passion.”
Obama’s mamma didn’t raise no fool, Netanyahu tried to play him but done got played.
hold it saker, spectator does not “suggest”. “what is really going on” is stated as the categorical truth.i for one am saddling my horse and riding off into the sunset,not.
FACEBOOK BANS LEBANESE AL-MAYADEEN TV
Links to http://almayadeen.net are now blocked on Facebook. The channels Facebook page with 4.670.000 likes has also been deleted. Al Mayadeen may be the most important news channel in Arab world. Al Jazeera is losing popularity. Al Jazeera still had more likes on its Facebook page though, 12 million against al Mayadeen’s 4.7 million.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia blocked their access to Arabsat. Their live link on Livestation is also blocked.
This another very big concern for the all world “Fanaticism” and this is definitely financed also very well unfortunately
Israel lose as lose all who are committed to robbery, looting, destruction and invasion.
Iran, like Russia, does not want wars with anyone, just be let to live and to prosper, like Russia, like all normal people.
Iran is too civilized to go around there bombing others. You just have to jump on the promontory from which you can see the ruins of Persépolis in its entirety or the ancient ceramic pipes bringing water from the mountains to the delicious Iranian gardens to realize the splendor of a culture dedicated to building rather than to destroy.
Iranian people are very cultured and educated, they are peaceful, very open and are willing to open to the world and get to know other cultures, they take it in the blood. They love to receive others, it is obvious, and one of the privileges of visiting Iran today is that you are received as if you were an ambassador. I do not know what will happen from now on, when tourism starts to be massive, but right now, is, simply, a pleasure. I recommend, if possible, a trip of 15 to 18 or 20 days to travel the country without hurry, enjoy the gardens, its culture and its people, as you read quietly “Samarkand” by Amin Maalouf. ( girls do not forget a varied assortment of scarves ).
If the Israelis would had in charge someone with a little intelligence, vision, and not blinded by hatred ( comrade in the Mossad reading this blog, do something for your life! ) would change a dynamic that only leads them to self-destruction and that drags us all with them.
Yes, I understand that after decades of bulling everybody, its main industry is weapons and security, but also could retrain and redirect it to more useful applications not only for them but also for humanity and diversify into other directions. Take example of the Russians. Ask them for advice.
Peace is possible, if you want, return the occupied territories, liberate Jerusalem and lead it to be a free city for all people and religions in the world ( yes, we want to go! ), recognize the rights of others and respect them, and, finally, start living!…in peace. You may discover that it is a good thing, maybe the only one. I tell you this being Basque and having lost peace once in my personal life. Peace is priceless. Although the price is high, it is worth.
It will be difficult to deal with the accumulated hatred, but the sooner you start with the harsh tasks the better..
You are simply missing a market of 80 million people, and an ancient culture that could provide a lot through cultural exchanges.
Does everyone notice that the trajectory of mendacity on the sailors picked up by Iran is very similar to when they deliberately ( oops, accidentally on purpose) bombed the MSF hospital in Kunduz?
‘I prefer ISIS’: Iran’s terror infrastructure is greater threat to Israel – defense minister
“Israel continues to express bitter sentiment over the diplomatic victory that secured the nuclear accord with Tehran: The country’s defense minister stated that Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and “terror infrastructure” are a bigger threat than Islamic State.”
Of course, daesh and israel are allied. Subhuman scum scums together…
Salam Dear Brother Saker,
Please remember that I was first one to praise and bless Trump. Even before both Putin and Trump praised each other.
InshaAllah, He is our next President to carry forward the Obama Doctrine.
I was glad when Israel refused to meet him at Tel Aviv.
His answer, when I am President, they will meet me in Washington!
God Bless Obama, Putin and Trump!
Just a short note on something I brought up in relation to Donald Trump, the 9/11 jumpers (they were fake, by the way), and your comment on this Saker blog page from end of November.
I had mentioned one Rebekah Roth on that page. I subsequently discovered, not having followed the 9/11 discussion over the years, that she was rehashing valid findings and ideas of others without giving credit. She has recently been “exposed” by (shiny über-shill) Jim Fetzer as a snake oil person and three letter agency shill. The net effect of which is to discredit the ideas she presented and to disgust and ridicule the 9/11 truth seekers who believed her. (And to boost Jim Fetzer’s “credibility” en passant.) In other words, a so-called COINTELPRO scheme.
9/11 = Hollywood in Manhattan, huge hoax, successfully protected by multiple layers of lies.
“Meeting with European Jewish Congress Executive Committee”
Vladimir Putin met with members of the European Jewish Congress Executive Committee.
Of course, we must sit down with the Jews, listen to their views and demands, but to no avail sit down and talk if they are not confronted with their own contradictions and erroneous beliefs and his navel-gazing.
While President Putin demonstrates an inclusive spirit, respectful of all cultures and religions and invites Jews who left the Soviet Union to return to today Russia, the representative of the European Jewish Congress, devotes to claim in treating the symptoms instead to make a good diagnosis and, as a bad doctor, closes its eyes to the causes of the growing anti-Semitism in Europe again, asking simply that the term “anti-Semitism” is punishable by law.
We should see “what cases” would be subject to punishment for this “new crime” and determine “who is going to determine”.
The representative of the European Jewish Congress forgets to look into Israel and its policy of harassment and demolition in the Middle East and its logistical support to ISIS and its franchisees in making a good diagnosis of the “disease” of the growing anti-Semitism in Europe and the world.
A little empathy and self-criticism are not bad when one wants to practice medicine effectively.
“If Jewish power is the capacity to silence the discussion of Jewish power, in the case of Lord Janner, it also managed to delete the fact that Britain’s suspected arch sex offender was also the leader of the Jewish community.
Most Jews want special treatment for their Tribe. Always. The media obliges them. Always.
In their eyes they are absolutely entitled to be above everyone. After all , they call themselves
“the chosen ones”.
Atzmon, an excellent musician, is correct about the central feature of Jewish power-the ability to cease, censor, repress and ‘disappear’ every mention of their power. The ‘antisemitism’ apparatus is so strong that even the USA’s supposed First Amendment Right to Free Speech is being abrogated to outlaw criticism of Israel and support for the BDS movement. In Europe, particularly in France, the situation is even more dire, with the Jewish Lobbies absolutely insisting that criticism of Israel be considered ‘antisemitism’, and subject to harsh criminal sanctions.
The plain ambition is to raise Jews to a status of perfection, the ONE and ONLY group who, being incapable of crime, immorality or even error, MUST NEVER be criticised for any action, even if, like the Gaza massacres, they would be condemned if committed by mere goyim. This melds nicely with the ‘Holocaust’ religion where ONLY Jewish suffering, and ONLY the ‘Holocaust’ of European Jews, is to be worshipped and commemorated in an openly quasi-religious fashion. All the other tens of millions of victims of Nazi violence, the Roma, Serbs, Poles, gays, Leftists and Soviets effectively garner NO such devotion and worship, let alone the hundreds of millions slaughtered in various other genocides over the centuries. For all those victims there are NO museums, memorials, cenotaphs etc, or a mere handful, while such temples to Jew-worship proliferate throughout the West. The devotion to the suffering of just one group, the Jews, massively outweighs all the other victims of human cruelty, by one hundred to one, or so, in popular culture, academia and the public imagination. And you can bet your life that that observation will NEVER see the light of day anywhere in the West, despite its absolute veracity.
I am concerned by the fact that Sunday when he deal concerning the Iran nuclear issue was closed and the sanctions lifted, the USA introduced new sanctions for the Iran missile program.
So it seems to me that Iran has been fooled by the US and Iran may not have winned that much and Israel may not have lost anything. The war is not over and the Empire of Chaos has not yet capitulate.
NATO paying for the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons was preplanned with the two aims of:
1) them not being used against ISIS/the “black army” described in the Koran, and
2) them not being used against the zombies (living dead Arabs) that have been created by US and Israeli biological weapons, after the Battle of Armageddon.
That’s why US armed forces only bother organizing high-visibility “PR drives”, since as soon as Tel Aviv “Samson Options” major European cities and the ME, biological weapons will be “the new conventional” NATO weapon of choice.
God is great and He always protect the truthful. If it wasn’t the resilience of the people of Islamic Republic of Iran we wouldn’t have any hope. Iran we for you and we with you!!!
Excellent article. Refreshing and very informative, thank you very much.
a remake of the USS liberty. These guys are a serious threat to the world.
What is the point of having a few nukes when Israel has hundreds?
go and ask North Korea.
go and ask Hussein and Muamar.
Excuse me , but Obama did not cancel his attack on Syria . It happened on schedule and Russia downed the missiles fired against Syria in the Mediterranean. It not only downed the missiles , it stated that any further attacks against Syria would be considered attacks against Russia. http://australianvoice.livejournal.com/5803.html
“Further, the Chinese see this as a beginning of a new era in world politics.”
See “China supports East Jerusalem as capital of sovereign Palestinian state – President Xi ”
Also note that the focus on the Kurds (by US & Israel in particular), apart for its geopolitical implications, also involves a focus on and engagement with Yazidism and Yarsanism.
Does this link imply the emerging Peacock Angel rises as an Zio-American-Turkey? (pun intended)
Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia Sees Israel As An Ally
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Saudi Arabia now sees Tel Aviv ‘as an ally rather than as an enemy’, as he claims ‘a great shift is taking place’…”
Great piece, I pretty much agree with everything except maybe some of the conclusions reached, seemingly by a majority here in the comments more than in the article, that there’s been some kind of resolution here; but are we assuming the attempts to destabilize and overthrow the govt of Iran are finished? I’m not. I may not be as pessimistic or 100% sure as Tony Cartalucci that the nuclear deal is the bait for contriving a pretextresulting in more aggressive action by the USrael against Iran, as laid out in Brookings’ “Which path to Persia” but he makes a compelling argument that you just can’t ignore. I hope he’s wrong, but since when did neocons ever give up on anything?
See Saker, you invented this AngloZio term but not being anti semit you are attracting exactly the kind of public you would not want to attract and make yourself huge disservice.
Should have left that Zio thing out and concentrate on true reasons behind everything namely 0.01% who owns everything and rules over all. It is still old Marxism from Capital and nothing has changed. Instead you went the wrong road. It is he who owns the means of production that is behind everything. Yes, there are few Jews there but also not Jews and it is not about Zionism. Israel is just a puppet like everybody else.