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Last month, I was interviewed by Jamejam Daily, an Iranian newspaper. Below is the English version:

There are calls inside and outside the country that Iranian officials would do well to get real about the US demands and drink the coup of poison sooner rather than later. They say the US “maximum pressure campaign” has already inflicted acute strains on Iran’s economy. What’s your view? What should Iran do? Will Iran prove capable of enduring the sanctions?

The US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal because of pressure from Israel, that’s all. As long as Israel exists, Iran will be targeted. Israel was behind the American war against Iraq and Libya, and it’s seeking to destroy Syria and Iran also. Israel was founded on terror, and is maintained by terror, so peace won’t come to the Middle East until Israel disappears.

The renewal of American sanctions against Iran is causing problems to the entire world, not just Iran, and that’s why it will end up hurting America the most. There are all these countries that need to trade with Iran, and many will continue to do so, in defiance of the USA. Already, America is forced to allow China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey to buy Iranian oil, at least for six more months. This, after it has threatened to reduce Iranian oil export to zero!

European countries are talking about setting up an alternative to the SWIFT payment system, and it will happen, for the world needs to bypass American control and interference, not just in this instance, but for the future.

US officials have openly talked about the need for regime change in Iran. It seems they currently hope that the Iranian people will distance from the government and pressure for change from within the country will yield results. Are such hopes realistic? Will the US see the end of the Islamic Republic without shooting even a single bullet?

By waging economic war against Iran, the US and its Israeli master are hoping to sow discord and division with Iran, but no Iranian should believe the American rhetoric about human rights and democracy. The US has been demonizing not just Iran, but all Muslims, for decades, so it’s not aiming to help Iranians, but destroy them. Look at what’s happening to Syria. When the US attacked Iraq, Syria accepted hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees, but now, Syrians themselves are fleeing their homeland. I saw many of these refugees, including children, begging on the streets of Istanbul.

Preaching freedom and democracy, America brings death and destruction. Look at what’s happening in Ukraine. When I visited Kiev, I saw people, including old women, kneeling on the sidewalks, begging, in the middle of the winter, as snow was falling. America brings war and economic collapse, and it would love nothing more than to see Iran destroyed.

Some believe Iran and its allies will be able to shape the new world order in case they manage to resist the US pressure and pass the current stage. What’s your take on that?

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As led by China and Russia, the Eurasian landmass is becoming economically integrated, and Iran is a key player in this, thanks to its oil, natural gas, size and geographical location. Although hampered for decades by American-led sanctions, Iran still has one of the strongest economies in the Middle East.

Iran will certainly survive these sanctions, which are already cracking. By standing up to the US and Israel, Iran is setting an admirable example to the rest of the world, and its stature will only increase as the American empire declines further.

Linh Dinh’s latest book is Postcards from the End of America. He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

 
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  1. Baxter says:

    I just don’t understand why the American public is so befogged when it comes to who or what organization is manipulating the federal government to do its bidding. Congress does what it is paid to do. Israel special interest groups, Jewish special interest groups and individual Jews spend a tremendous amount of money lobbying congress and other government agencies and influential figures.
    Why the media blackout? Why will no one dare state what is well documented and available for public scrutiny? I just don’t get it.
    most of this country appears to prefer living in a coma.

  2. Linh Dinh says: • Website

    Hi all,

    A year ago, Ron Unz told me FaceBook was deleting my likes, a fact I already noticed, and they’ve continued to do it, so this article’s likes have just been erased completely. This makes me very happy, actually, for I know I’m getting to the people I’m after.

    Israel should not exist!

    Linh

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Franz
    , @2stateshmustate
  3. A magnificent contribution by the estimable Linh Dinh, whose work I used to see quite often but not of late (I’m 75 yo…growing dementia, time/focus problems, lack of attention to details…).

    “The US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal because of pressure from Israel, that’s all. As long as Israel exists, Iran will be targeted. Israel was behind the American war against Iraq and Libya, and it’s seeking to destroy Syria and Iran also. Israel was founded on terror, and is maintained by terror, so peace won’t come to the Middle East until Israel disappears.” Amen.

    “Israel should not exist!” Amen–plus.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  4. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    If India under British Rule followed a certain policy, would it have made sense to speak of ‘Indian such-and-such against…’? Suppose British Imperialists recruited Sikh troops to go fight in Africa or other parts of Asia. Would it have made sense to say Indian wages war on Africa or China?

    Of course not. Indians, as cuck-collaborators, would have been acting on behalf of their British rulers.

    Same with the US. There is no US Policy. US is not controlled by the 98% of people who are goyim but by the 2%. So, ‘US Policy’ must really be called Zio-Globo-Homo Policy. The US has become to the Empire of Judea what India was to Great Britain. It has become the jewel in the crown of the GLOB.

    We will see reality much clearer if we choose our words carefully and use proper terminology while resisting the official globalist Jewish-newspeak of the GLOB. This is why control of terminology is that important. In the 1980s, there was controversy in Japan about history textbooks. Instead of speaking of Japan ‘invading’ China, the books called it ‘advancing’ into China.

    Of late, this is why everything that US and Israel do is never called ‘terrorism’ while Iran is always accused of being the ‘biggest sponsor of terrorism’. And it is why we endlessly hear of how Palestinians want to wipe Israel off the map while overlooking the fact that Palestine has already been wiped off the map by Zionism… and the process now continues in West Bank.

  5. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Linh Dinh

    Israel should not exist!

    I disagree. Israel should exist even though we must acknowledge the tragedy involved in its creation. It’s like we admire the US but also address the tragedy of Indians. Israel is somewhat different than other parts of the world because Jews do have an ancient historic claim to the land. Granted, if every people decided to reclaim ancient lands, we would have WWIII, WWIV, WWV, and etc. That obviously won’t do.
    Still, because Christianity and Islam are great living religions and cultures and owe so much to Judaism, there is a certain ‘spiritual’ justice to Jews having Israel. If not for Jews, no one would find that piece of territory to be sacred or holy.

    The problem is West Bank. The Palestinians deserve something, but even W. Bank is being taken away. This would be as if the US government decided to take back even Indian Reservations. Indians got something. Palestinians are getting NOTHING.

    Also, the real problem with Jewish Power is not in Israel. Israel is favored because Jewish Power is global. Suppose a meteor fell out of the sky and blew up Israel and neighboring states like Lebanon and Syria. Would it be the end of all the world’s problems? No, Jewish globalist supremacist power would still seek to undermine other nations to advantage Jewish Power. After all, Zionist project was the product of worldwide Jewish power. Jewish power didn’t flow from Zionism; rather, Zionism flowed from reality of worldwide Jewish tribal power.

    So, overly focusing on Israel is to miss the point. It was prior to the creation of Israel that some Jewish capitalists decided to fund Bolshevik movement, within which Jews were prominent. It was prior to the creation of Israel that Jewish perverts spread drugs and pornography in Germany and used financial trickery to amass huge fortunes. And when Jews began to sell opium to the Chinese in the 19th century, it was well before Zionism was even a dream.

    And look at Russia. Russia has been very pro-Israel, but Jewish power has restarted a ‘cold war’ simply because Jews hate what Russia stands for. And Trump and white Evangelicals in the US are the most pro-Israel people, but Jews hate them the most. Jews love Israel, but they love global power even more. Also, they know that Israel resulted from Jewish global power, not vice versa. So, Jews prioritize their globalist reach more than Israel. Israel is their temple, but the real markets, might, and media of Jewish power are in NY, LA, San Fran, Miami, Chicago, London, Toronto, Paris, and even Moscow. Even though Jewish power screams about Russian Collusion 24/7, it is so powerful that even Russia must allow Jewish globo-agents to dominate many of the institutions and key industries in Moscow.

    It’s like Christian power was never really in one place. Catholicism was a worldwide movement. So, even if the Vatican had been bombed, the faith would still remain around the world because of the elaborate networks of communication and power.

    When Japan struck the US navy in Pearl Harbor, it was just a small dent on US power. US had manpower, resources, and factories to build many more ships. Likewise, putting all this focus on Israel is like the Japanese focusing so much on Pearl Harbor. Jewish power is very ‘deep’. Just like taking down the World Towers hardly dented the power of US capitalism, concentrating all attack on Israel won’t do much to Jewish power around the world.

    As Hyman Roth might say, “Israel is small potatoes.” Its real importance is historic and spiritual. But the real core of Jewish power is in places like NY. Israel is the little Jewish brother protected by Big Jewish Brother that dominates the world by dominating US as the ‘lone superpower(or superpuppet)’.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @NoseytheDuke
  6. Patricus says:

    This notion that Israel controls the US is ridiculous. With all the rich Jews in the US they are one fiftieth of the population. It has been said nations have no friends, they have only interests.

    The Israeli claim to land based on two thousand years of distant glories is laughable to most but the nation is best judged by what they created since 1948. That turns out to be a lot more impressive than their Muslim neighbors. They have rule by laws and a mostly humane society. Their economy is relatively productive. Like just about every nation they came to power by conquest. That’s in the past. Those who might hope to destroy Israel would have to pay a high price. The Palestinians have legitimate gripes and we all hope the issue can be settled somewhat fairly and peacefully. We can’t do anything about that.

    As the US develops more hydrocarbons the main reason for our middle eastern presence recedes. Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iran will have to make happy with China. Hopefully the Chinese are foolish enough to become ensnarled in the mid east.

    God blessed the USA with two oceans and weak neighbors. We could go it alone and remain the greatest nation. Our population is large enough to provide everything we need. Our resources are infinite practically speaking. We don’t have to depend on China or Europe for future innovations. These civilizations will probably decline without us. The USA will be second to none and the North American enterprise will shine in future history books.

  7. Dumbo says:

    I agree with Anon425. Israel is the least of the problems. I’d gladly give Israel to the Jews if they left Europe and the US alone.

    so peace won’t come to the Middle East until Israel disappears.

    It doesn’t seem that that region was particularly peaceful even before the existence of Israel. Even if the Jews leave, there will be still other conflicts.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  8. Dumbo says:
    @Patricus

    The USA will be second to none and the North American enterprise will shine in future history books.

    Wake up! The “glorious” USA is already 50% non-white, and most of it consisting of mestizo Latinos. The future of the US is Latin America.

    With all the rich Jews in the US they are one fiftieth of the population

    But how much of the money and the media they control? Numbers are not everything. What matters is not what the masses do, but the elites. Are you Jewish btw?

    • Replies: @Patricus
  9. Biff says:
    @Patricus

    the nation is best judged by what they created since 1948. That turns out to be a lot more impressive than their Muslim neighbors.

    If I were handed four billion a year for nothing I could do better too, but then again, if you spoil a child it may never recover.

    • Replies: @Patricus
  10. Realist says:
    @Baxter

    I just don’t get it.
    most of this country appears to prefer living in a coma.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  11. @Patricus

    Patricus—The USA will be second to none and the North American enterprise will shine in future history books

    Ann Coulter supplies a more realistic assessment: ‘In one generation this country [the US] is going to be South Africa.’

    In fact, it will probably take more than one generation because, although ethnic minorities are expected to be the majority by 2050, whites should remain the largest group for a couple of decades beyond then. An Hispanic America will never be second to none but it may be less dangerous for whites than South Africa.

    Regarding your scepticism about Jewish control of America, you could do worse than read Philip Giraldi of this parish.

    • Replies: @Patricus
    , @Patricus
  12. bjondo says:

    israel should exist as a story of pure evil.

    we should be able to show the ways of the devil.

    the young need to be taught.

    the torah is israel/jewry.

    evil hidden as a book of holiness.

    the devil and his children are devious.

    5ds

    • Replies: @Patricus
  13. Patricus says:
    @Johnny Rottenborough

    I agree that our importation of poor and uneducated people who sign up on welfare for generations is not going to elevate the nation. I hope and expect that will be curtailed at some point. The fact that Trump was elected shows there is an interest in controlling mass immigration. It could take years because the establishment, right and left, are determined to keep wages down.

    It was a mistake by me to say Jews are “insignificant”. They are significant, just not dominant.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  14. Patricus says:
    @Dumbo

    I am not Jewish but I have known too many to believe they are some super high IQ master race. The vast majority are ordinary. There are rare prodigies and go getters like in any other group.

    Jews are overrepresented in Hollywood and the media. BTW media is a failing industry. Would you invest in media? They are underrepresented in engineering, architecture and farming, at least in the US. I don’t know how much money Jews have. Most are urban creatures where incomes, but not necessarily standards of living, are higher.

    In 1960 Jews were 3% of the US population. Today the percentage is 1.7%. They stopped reproducing. I have met several who were the end of their family line. If one is the unmarried only child of a Jewish couple there may be an unshared inheritance but that’s the end.

    American has stagnated in the past but always came back. In the Great Depression there was negative population growth which was then followed by a baby boom. A younger generation will start having babies–let’s hope–and start innovating again. This cycle has repeated.

    Unfortunately there is a lot of dead weight in our immigrant community. In any case a revival will come from the Europeans, maybe some Chinese and Indians. Now that the immigrants are here it will be difficult or impossible to reverse the situation. Let’s hope it doesn’t develop into ethnic slaughters.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  15. Patricus says:
    @bjondo

    Most Jews are not religious and the Zionists are a small percentage of American Jews.

    • Replies: @bjondo
  16. Patricus says:
    @Biff

    Israel has a GDP (2017) of 351 billion. The US is 19 trillion. It is a good time to cut them loose from American aid but that wouldn’t bring the country down.

    We will soon be in the wonderful situation where we can say goodbye to the middle east. I would wish Israel and all the others well.

  17. bjondo says:
    @Patricus

    jew is a jew is a jew.

    jew for israel = 99.999%.

    you occupy 2 cubicles:

    one in telviv,

    one in brooklyn.

    5ds

  18. @Patricus

    Jews are overrepresented in Hollywood and the media. BTW media is a failing industry. Would you invest in media?

    Concentration of media ownership has been more about exercising influence and control than about what would normally be described as a return on investments.

    American has stagnated in the past but always came back. In the Great Depression there was negative population growth which was then followed by a baby boom. A younger generation will start having babies–let’s hope–and start innovating again. This cycle has repeated.

    America used to have a self-healing economy but since the importation of so many foreign goods that massive trade deficits result it is no longer the case. “When we buy foreign goods, we get the goods and they get our money but when we buy our own goods we get both” Abraham Lincoln.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  19. Linh Dinh says: • Website

    The photo is of Syrian refugees in Istanbul, by the way, as taken by me in December of 2015.

  20. Franz says:
    @Linh Dinh

    A year ago, Ron Unz told me FaceBook was deleting my like … This makes me very happy, actually, for I know I’m getting to the people I’m after.

    Cheers and great credit to ye, my hardy soul!

    As the late Paul Newman said when he found discovered he was on Dick Nixon’s Enemies List: “I’m proud to be on the Dean’s List.” If they got it in for you, you know your on the side of Justice.

    Blessings & joy & Merry Christmas to Linh Dinh and to all… I finally got a few days off and the wife and I are outta here!

    Congratulations to you again, Linh.

  21. @roberthstiver

    Just yesterday Mr. Trump announced that ALL US troops will be leaving Syria soon. I’ll believe it when I see it. The war-loving NY Times and most of the MSM are reacting with horror. Trump said we would be leaving Afghanistan too, then, after pressure was applied from above, he increased the troop level. With Iran as Israel’s ultimate target, I don’t see how the Plutocrats who call the shots will let Trump get away with it. Will a new chemical weapons false flag be in the offing? I wonder what Linh thinks?

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  22. @Linh Dinh

    Bravo Mr. Dinh! The fact is one is not a true patriot/freedom fighter unless they’er on the ADL kill list.
    BTW; every answer you gave was spot on.

  23. @Baxter

    Why the media blackout? Why will no one dare state what is well documented and available for public scrutiny? I just don’t get it.

    It is not really hard to understand: just look at who owns the media and the universities and you will get it.

  24. @Patricus

    The USA will be not second to none but well down the list, if it does not manage somehow to tackle its corruption. With armed services that can cheerfully lose U$D2trillion odd, bankers that can wreck the economy anytime it suits them and get paid for it, lawmakers who can ‘legally’ insider-trade and “lobbying” that in any other country would count as a crime, it looks like something in a death-spiral.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke
  25. @Patricus

    This notion that Israel controls the US is ridiculous. With all the rich Jews in the US they are one fiftieth of the population. It has been said nations have no friends, they have only interests.

    So why does the USA pay tribute to Israel and fight its wars for it and make US commanders swear fealty to Israel and allow Israel to shoot up its spy ship without complaint and hush it up and protect Israel from almost all UN resolutions criticising it, at great cost to its own reputation for no return? (Not to mention the fact that almost anyone who investigates it, is driven to the conclusion that 9/11 was at least partly an Israeli attack on the USA)

    • Replies: @Patricus
  26. @Dumbo

    I’d gladly give Israel to the Jews if they left Europe and the US alone.

    It’s not yours to give.

  27. anon[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    with all due respect,
    bullshit.

  28. @Anon

    Just like taking down the World Towers hardly dented the power of US capitalism

    The attacks on the WTC were never intended to “dent” US power, rather the attacks were intended to launch the GWT and either destroy or destabilise the ME, and for whom?

  29. @Patricus

    Go ahead and enjoy Israel while you can, because within the next 10 years or so, the US will declare bankruptcy, followed by Israel ceasing to exist.

  30. @Baxter

    I just don’t understand why the American public is so befogged when it comes to who or what organization is manipulating the federal government to do its bidding.

    The results of 100+ years of US government propaganda. Generally speaking, people everywhere believe what they are told by their government, with Americans, if anything, being more susceptible to propaganda than anyone else.

  31. @Patricus

    It was a mistake by me to say Jews are “insignificant”. They are significant, just not dominant.

    I’m sure Jews appreciate you plugging for them, but any group of people who own or control 100% of the mass media (print and broadcast), all banking institutions, including the US Federal Reserve, the entertainment industry (Hollywood as well as the music industry), 99% of all advertising agencies, and controlling interest in the Military Industrial Complex could hardly be called insignificant.

    • Replies: @Patricus
  32. @NoseytheDuke

    Concentration of media ownership has been more about exercising influence and control than about what would normally be described as a return on investments.

    Bingo? To maintain control, they’d gladly suffer major losses.

  33. @follyofwar

    Concentration of media ownership has been more about exercising influence and control than about what would normally be described as a return on investments.

    If he carries through with it, prepare for another JFK moment.

  34. Late in the evening, when my mind is calm, I like to imagine an America that minds its own damn business, zealously guards its borders and coastlines, severely restricts all forms of immigration and trades with other nations only as needed. The one thought that continually fouls this idyll of mine is what is to be done with the legions of SJW types and war-mongering busybodies who make things so annoyingly vibrant? Perhaps they could be exported as slaves to toil in the fields and mines of outhouse nations.

  35. Patricus says:
    @Johnny Rottenborough

    I have read Philip Giraldi. Do you really think Jews control the United States?

    • Replies: @Johnny Rottenborough
  36. Patricus says:
    @foolisholdman

    Have you noticed Trump is pulling out of Syria and later Afghanistan? I don’t think the Israelis commanded him to do that.

    Agreed, the attack on The Liberty was appalling and calls for a measured response, even if takes a generation.

    I read about the Jewish manufacturing of 9/11 but have not read enough to understand. I wonder why the Jews, or CIA, or whatever, engaged Saudi aircraft hijackers but then set off pre-placed charges in the buildings after the planes crashed into the buildings. It seems awfully complicated. Why bother with the Saudi hijackers? Jews are so clever I suppose.

  37. @Patricus

    Patricus—The late Joe Sobran, writing just over 20 years ago:

    ‘In an essay reprinted in the May 27, 1996, issue of the New York Times Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist, reflected sorrowfully on the wanton Israeli killing of more than a hundred Lebanese civilians in April. “We killed them out of a certain naive hubris. Believing with absolute certitude that now, with the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in our hands, the lives of others do not count as much as our own…”’

  38. Patricus says:
    @Carroll Price

    Hello Carroll Price: My Jewish masters no doubt control all my thoughts without me knowing about it. They may control all the media but fortunately for me I never read the mass media. The Jews have no hold on my mind. I don’t watch Hollywood productions so, once again, the Jews missed me. I think their control of the military industrial complex might be overstated a little bit.

    It is said one should not underestimate one’s enemies. It is just as foolish to overestimate your enemies. Jews experienced a tremendous population explosion in the 19th century. Late in the 20th century they stopped reproducing. They were 3% of the US population in 1960; now they are 1.7%. Two thirds intermarry with gentiles.

    Israel, home of the mastermind Jews is a pretty feeble economy. If they were in the EU they would rank with Spain and Portugal. The US has four times the GDP per capita. Israel has a low labor productivity. If they were supermen one would thing they would perform better.

    Jews will fade as they have many times in the past. I’ll bet in 50 years people will wonder why everyone worried about Jewish world domination. Remember how we all thought the Japanese would dominate the world?

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