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In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East.

Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into Baghdad, met with the prime minister and flew out in four hours. The visit was kept secret, to prevent an attack on the Americans or the secretary of state.

Query: How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which cost 4,500 U.S. lives, 40,000 wounded and $1 trillion, if, 15 years after our victory, our secretary of state must, for his own security, sneak into the Iraqi capital?

Topic of discussion between Pompeo and the prime minister:

In the event of a U.S. war with Iran, Iraqis would ensure the protection of the 5,000 U.S. troops in country, from the scores of thousands of Iranian-trained and Iranian-armed Shiite militia.

That prospect, of war between the U.S. and Iran, had been raised by Pompeo and John Bolton on Sunday, when the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier task force and a squadron of U.S. bombers were ordered into the Middle East after we received reports Iran was about to attack U.S. forces.

The attack did not happen. But on Thursday, Tehran gave 60 days’ notice that if it does not get relief from severe U.S. sanctions, it may walk out of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015 and start enriching uranium again to a level closer to weapons grade.

The countdown to a June confrontation with Iran has begun.

Wednesday, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, for the second time in a week, test-fired two missiles, 260 miles, into the Sea of Japan. Purpose: To signal Washington that Kim’s patience is running out.

Kim rejects the U.S. demand that he surrender all nuclear weapons and dismantle the facilities that produce them before any sanctions are lifted. He wants sanctions relief to go hand in hand with disposal of his arsenal. Few believe Kim will surrender all of his nukes or his ability to replicate them.

The clash with Kim comes days after the failed U.S.-backed coup in Caracas, which was followed by Pompeo-Bolton threats of military intervention in Venezuela, a country 100 times the size of Puerto Rico with 10 times the population and a large well-equipped army.

This week also, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford told Congress that the U.S. will have to keep counter-terrorism forces in Afghanistan “until there is no insurgency left in the country.”

Which sounds like forever, as in “forever war.”

Before flying to Baghdad, Pompeo was in Finland. There, he warned the eight-nation Arctic Council about Russian aggression in the region, suggested China’s claim to be a “near-Arctic” nation was absurd, and told Canada’s its claim to the Northwest Passage was “illegitimate.”

Our Canadian friends were stunned. “Those waterways are part of the internal waters of Canada,” said the government in Ottawa.

ORDER IT NOW

After an exhausting two weeks, one is tempted to ask: How many quarrels, clashes and conflicts can even a superpower manage at one time? And is it not time for the United States, preoccupied with so many crises, to begin asking, “Why is this our problem?”

Perhaps the most serious issue is North Korea’s quest for nuclear-armed missiles that can reach the United States. But the reason Kim is developing missiles that can strike Seattle or LA is that 28,000 U.S. troops are in South Korea, committed to attack the North should war break out. That treaty commitment dates to a Korean War that ended in an armed truce 66 years ago.

If we cannot persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons in return for a lifting of sanctions, perhaps we should pull U.S. forces off the peninsula and let China deal with the possible acquisition of their own nuclear weapons by Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Iran has no nukes or ICBMs. It wants no war with us. It does not threaten us. Why is Iran then our problem to solve rather than a problem for Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Sunni Arabs?

Nor does Russia’s annexation of Crimea threaten us. When Ronald Reagan strolled through Red Square with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988, all of Ukraine was ruled by Moscow.

The Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro was established decades ago by his mentor, Hugo Chavez. When did that regime become so grave a threat that the U.S. should consider an invasion to remove it?

During the uprising in Caracas, Bolton cited the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. But according to President James Monroe, and Mike Pompeo’s predecessor John Quincy Adams, who wrote the message to Congress, under the Doctrine, while European powers were to keep their hands off our hemisphere — we would reciprocate and stay out of Europe’s quarrels and wars.

Wise folks, those Founding Fathers.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. We should not fight any more wars for Israel.

    400,000 of our boys have permanent brain injuries from fighting wars for Israel.

    We voted for MAGA, but got MIGA instead.

    • Agree: Travis, anon19
  2. Anon[196] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

    No, Jews make their ‘problems’ our problems.

    Jews have a problem with Palestinians, so we must hate Palestinians and support Jewish tyranny against them.
    Jews have a problem with Iran, so we must hate Iranians and support sanctions.
    Jews have a problem with Russia, so we must hate Russians and blame Russia for everything.
    We must even support neo-Nazis in Ukraine to hurt Russia.
    Jews have a problem with Syria, an ally of Russia and Iran, so US must mess up Syria.
    Jews have a problem with Venezuela that has good relations with Russia and Iran. So, it must be smashed too.

    The problem with America is too many goyim are too stupid or cowardly to admit they have a serious problem with Jews.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Curmudgeon
    , @turtle
  3. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Lots of pronoun (“we, us, our”) propaganda in this column, helping to ensure that the American people fall into line behind Uncle Sam as soon as the bullets start to fly.

    • Replies: @Futurethirdworlder
  4. We thought we elected an economy-focused anti globalist, not a neocon. Wonder how Pompeo is going to finance all of those wars? The USA is $21 trillion in debt. Maybe, he can order up a giant, zero-down credit card from the Bank of China.

    Oh wait, that’s the real problem, cooked up decades ago by the Neoliberal Uniparty, with full participation from the underemployed American people, snatching up those $5 discounts on Made in China items in the Outlet Mall Culture that was the 1990s and 2000s, as Main Street shops fell down the drain along with 3/4ths of the middle-class jobs.

    The article below was great except for the part about the welfare-aided despair of single moms—the only group at the bottom making bank off of the part-time churn jobs that keep them under the earned-income limits for more welfare money than any group in US history has ever enjoyed.

    https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/10375/

    It really explains the primary global danger, not the fake ones Pompeo’s stoking, describing how China used the massive US market to build up not just its military, but a Belt-and-Road infrastructure, connecting them to multiple Asian markets to offset the weakening US market.

    The Chinese are transactional. And they plan long-term, putting their own people’s interests first. American leaders are erratic, focused on short-term profiteering for a few and obsessed with illogical global maneuvering.

    Pat used to warn them about the folly of the greedy Offshoring Empire back in Nineties. They didn’t listen. Now, it’s really too late. Many very smart people are warning against more neocon war mongering. They aren’t listening.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  5. A123 says:

    Iran has no nukes or ICBMs. It wants no war with us. It does not threaten us.

    Iran would very soon have nukes and ICBM’ s for delivery if they had not been stopped.

    Iran demonstrated its position quite clearly when it occupied the Infidel embassy of Carter’s U.S. Reagan terrified them into a pretense of tolerable behaviour. But that shows that Iran only respects strength. Violent ‘Death to America’ Khomeini is openly threatening the U.S. All rational humans understand that violent leaders chanting ‘Death to America’ are threats to the U.S.

    Even if you believe ‘Death to America’ is the delusional bluff of a psychopathic Ayatollah, there is still an unsolvable problems.
    — If Iran gets the bomb… The Saudi’s *must* get the bomb…. And will. You have already seen the news about their nuclear reactor programs.
    — When Saudi gets the bomb… Erdogan *must* get the bomb…. to save face.
    — When Turkey gets the bomb… Greece *must* get the bomb… for protection from their existential foe.
    — When Greece gets the bomb, it’s off to the races…

    No one knows how many other countries would be compelled to follow. And, every country with the bomb brings the human race closer to planetary extinction. The only way to stop the next nuclear arms race is to stop it before it starts. That means stopping Iran.

    The greatest fear is it may already be too late… thanks to Barak Hussien Obama’s submission and capitulation before his Shia spiritual overlords.

    PEACE

  6. KenH says:

    Iran has no nukes or ICBMs. It wants no war with us. It does not threaten us. Why is Iran then our problem to solve rather than a problem for Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Sunni Arabs?

    I didn’t see Israel in that gallery of rogue nations. Ole Pat still stays within those establishment guardrails. He’s learned the hard way that being labeled aunty-semitic invites all kinds of trouble and is a good way to lose your syndication and those guest slots on FOX in “free” America.

    Regarding military action in Venezuela, I’ve read where the Venezuelan military is no pushover and would likely retreat to mountain redoubts and fight a guerilla war against American occupiers. If that comes to pass and those elements of the Venezuelan military loyal to Maduro steel their resolve then we’ll get another “forever war” not far from home with a steady drip of monthly casualties of mostly “white privileged” poor and working class whites who do the lion’s share of the fighting.

    We’re picking fights at a dizzying pace. If war it shall be then I want to see some homo and tranny divisions get sent to Iran to mix it up with Hezbollah. We can have the 56th tranny cavalry division duke it out with the Muslim insurgents.

    Trump has decided to channel his inner Marco Rubio. That or it’s little Marco in a Trump costume. War with everyone, Israel Uber Alles and increased immigration were all part of Rubio’s platform which Trump has now adopted as his own.

    • Agree: follyofwar, turtle
    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @animalogic
  7. Paulb says:

    Only thing Venezuela ever did to us was send free heating oil to Massachusetts a few years ago. Leave them (and everyone else) alone for godsake.

  8. Lo says:
    @A123

    Actually, Israel or Saudi Arabia are far more likely to use their bombs. In case of Israel ever heard of Samson Option? And Saudi Arabia is a tent state who cannot even calculate two steps ahead. A bunch of camel shepherds pretending to run a state, a monarchy of clowns that would have collapsed without the US backing. Iran on the other has a state tradition going almost 2500 back, with about 1000 years of it being under Turkish rulers. No, they won’t drop any nukes on anyone for no reason, they understand well how states function and they understand that had they used one they would be wiped out. They have neither been a stateless people with victim paranoias nor desert thugs. Serious people within the US government knows this fact, the whole Iran thing is more about Israeli paranoia and fear about losing strategic superiority nuclear provide.

    All being said, you may disagree with all the facts I said, which is fine. But if you want to stop Iran, go ahead, do it yourself. Because the US has absolutely zero interest in fighting your wars.

    • Replies: @A123
  9. swamped says:

    “Wise folks, those Founding Fathers.” And a right wise fellow, you!
    President Trump averred today that: “I actually temper John, which is pretty amazing. I’m the one that tempers him. That’s okay. I have different sides. I have John Bolton and other people that are a little more dovish than him. I like John.” But is it really true? Can we count on the CinC to keep these hounds down? Somehow, it would all seem a lot more temperate if the venerable Patrick J. Buchanan were top national security adviser. Hope the president reads this column. A+!

  10. Paul says:

    John Bolton is a chickenhawk who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War by joining the National Guard.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  11. El Dato says:
    @A123

    Iran would very soon have nukes and ICBM’ s for delivery if they had not been stopped.

    That’s a neocon/Israeli talking points.

    The only fact is that Iran was sniffing around the bomb till around 2005, then gave up.

    Any information about an active nuke program comes from the politicial corner, based the “smoking laptop” sourced via Israel from “our terrorists”, the marxist cult MEK. And from Netanyahu’s personal CD collection and Marx Brothers performances, sporting “breaking news” ten-year old photos of industrial areas in Tehran.

    Nobody from the professional intel corner has ever come up with anything concrete.

    Now you may say if Iran enriches Uranium to 99%, then builds a primitive Uranium nuke, then puts it on top of a delivery vehicle, which they can do in, let’s say, 2-3 years then … then what? Then nothing.

    Anyway, that’s what JCPOA was all about preventing. Unfortunately the US shat all over it for no good reasons except to please Israel.

    Iran demonstrated its position quite clearly when it occupied the Infidel embassy of Carter’s U.S. Reagan terrified them into a pretense of tolerable behaviour.

    Going all the way back to ’79 is not a sign of a flexible mind you know.

    Remember that the revolutionaries and quite a lot of Iranians were not entirely happy with the US support of an oppressive royalistic regime that had been installed by western powers for the evident purpose of keeping the Soviets out and the oil flowing.

    If Iran gets the bomb… The Saudi’s *must* get the bomb…. And will. You have already seen the news about their nuclear reactor programs.

    Fully pushed by the US. It’s going to be fun to deal with ISIS allied to a nuclear power.

    • Replies: @A123
  12. El Dato says:

    Query: How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which cost 4,500 U.S. lives, 40,000 wounded and $1 trillion, if, 15 years after our victory, our secretary of state must, for his own security, sneak into the Iraqi capital?

    This is top-kek “Baron Harkonnen visits Arrakeen” stuff. Talk about confidence in the armed might of the US. Would have been pretty cool if he had been blown to shreddy bits for his effort by a Sunni True Believer.

    In the event of a U.S. war with Iran, Iraqis would ensure the protection of the 5,000 U.S. troops in country, from the scores of thousands of Iranian-trained and Iranian-armed Shiite militia.

    Not a chance. Iraqis were leaving the posts defending their own cities when ISIS emerged from practically nowhere. Has Iraqi troops’ desire to die for occupation forces who have been wrecking the country and transforming it into a brownfield for a whole generation (think about that!) increased much? Probably not.

    Americans will have to deal with angry hordes, whoever they are, themselves.

  13. Mike-SMO says:

    Children! Children! Quiet down or you’ll be locked in the basement again.

    I have written to “our” leadership (sic, cough, cough), “No American Blood in Venezuala”. Now if someone was to “misplace” several truckloads of off-brand AK-47s and a lot of 7.62×39(RU)AP, I certainly would not get too up-set. The situation in Venezuala is a fine object lesson. The rabble voted socialist expecting to be the ones getting fat. The “Opposition” is also “socialist”. The rabble voted their way in. “Have a fine trip…..” Alexi Occasional-Cortex is selling the same product. Her followers will not get fat. “Free” as in “Free Fire Zone”. Let the Progs enjoy the show.

    Get off the “Juice! Juice! Hobby Horse”. The “Palestinians” voted the Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas) into power. “Have a Fine Trip.” There don’t seem to be any Americans shedding blood in that gang-war, although the Israeli Grand Pa who was taken out by an anti-tank missile from Gaza did get me up-set, being a fellow Grand Pa, and all.

    Love the Progressive-Democratic media. The NY Slimes and PBS show photos of wobbly “fireworks” rising out of Gaza. The international media shows hard launches of modern “Grad” rockets (from Iran, China, North Korea). Those artillery rockets have a large warehead packed with steel balls, just the thing to throw at residential areas.

    I’d love to see Gaza cleared like the Egyptians did to their own Muslim Brotherhood, one offer to surrender, followed by tracked vehicles and bayonets.

    Hamas is just paying for their upkeep by the Iranians who will not confront Israel for the missile attacks against their depots in Syria directly. “Let the Sunnis die.” The Israeli attacks are described as “air strikes” using (unguided) “rockets, but I see very careful “sniping” with small guided munitions like whatever broke the windshield on Hamed Al-Khodary’s Toyota (AGM-114-N or-P?) with little or no damage to the adjacent store-fronts. The lovely fireballs in the night sky are not massive Israeli attacks but are precise hits on Hamas weapons depots.

    I am sure that there is some U.S. cash involved, but it is good testing on a worthy target “Range Time”. PPPPPP The savages can’t easily hide in congested areas anymore. Good to know……

    The straits of Hormuz are less than 40 miles wide. Sure Iran can take a shot, but then where’re they going to hide? It is all just “messaging”. Like Steve Stengler with better visuals.

    Hamas is no different than the cartels or the muzzies running all over the place. The customized Totyota is a good sign. Any time, any place. “Dindu Nuffin” flies both ways.

  14. Patrick J Buchanan suggests America should stay out of other countries’ disputes that don’t concern it – sensible advice. The real victors of world war two were the US and USSR, the latter is now gone: what if the former was to go the same way? It might result in US troops being pulled out of the Korean Peninsula with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan acquiring their own nuclear arsenals. Would the region, the planet, be safer if they had a nuclear deterrence? The next question has to be answered: was it deterrence doctrine that kept the peace during the Cold War or was it primarily America’s economic and military strength? This question has to be thought through carefully, because if they get it wrong we will get world war three. It would be difficult to prevent a regional nuclear conflict becoming a global one. History holds the answer, and the pattern suggests we are blindly heading for Armageddon.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  15. AWM says:

    Well Pat, “Are All the World’s Problems Ours?”

    Unfortunately, they are unless it’s right here in the USA.
    We the taxpayer have built and either paid for or subsidized 4500 miles of border walls or fencing with electronic surveillance installed all over the world, but are totally unable to do the same right here in our own country.

  16. Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

    Yes, as long as the US puppets proclaim “we are an exceptional nation”(read chosenite, rules are only for others), as long as the US does not confront the reality of its own history, and acknowledges that the people who founded the US always have dreamed the masonic dream of world government (from Jerusalem).

  17. Realist says:
    @A123

    Iran really hates the US and well they should after what we did to Iran in 1953.

  18. A123 says:
    @Lo

    Do you believe a nuclear arms race in the ME would be a risk?

    …Saudi Arabia [is] far more likely to use their bombs

    You don’t trust the Saudis … fair enough. Do you agree that the Saudis would be highly motivated, near certain to get the bomb if Iran has the technology?

    If so, we are at the same endpoint, though for different reasons. The best option is heading off a new nuclear arms race before Iran can start it.

    • Replies: @Lo
  19. Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

    Have a seat, goyim.

  20. A123 says:
    @El Dato

    Going all the way back to ’79 is not a sign of a flexible mind you know.

    How about… Those who Forget History are Doomed to Repeat it.

    There are situations where having rubberband flexibility is undesirable.

    That’s a neocon/Israeli talking points. The only fact is that Iran was sniffing around the bomb till around 2005, then gave up.

    That’s a nice Shia Islam talking point. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to back it up.

    Anyway, that’s what JCPOA was all about preventing.

    Every impartial expert that has looked at Obama’s JCPOA has found it full of holes. Most glaring :
    — Restrictions on the ability to inspect sites
    — Sunset provisions that allow development of new enrichment gear for use after the sunset occurs.

    JCPOA is all about enabling (not preventing) Iran’s nuclear program.

    [Saudi…] Fully pushed by the US. It’s going to be fun to deal with ISIS allied to a nuclear power.

    The best way to close off Saudi nuclear ambitions is to have a real (not fake JCPOA) end to Iran’s nuclear program.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  21. @A123

    Israel getting nukes is what started the avalanche.

    All this was enabled through technical assistance from the silly French as ‘atonement’ for the ‘Holocaust’. It took de Gaulle to put a stop to it.

    Nukes are just an insurance policy with the Empire in the event Israel lost a conventional conflict. In 1973 during Yom Kippur, Golda Meir actually authorized use thereof which alarmed Kissinger. President Nixon responded by sending military aid (Operation Nickel Grass) instead of troops requested by Meir.

    This is the very reason South Africa under Afrikaner (white) rule also made crude nukes so as to force American involvement in the event Soviet-backed Cuban troops invaded from Angola in the north.

    In fact 1979 Israel and its then partner South Africa are alleged to have tested nuclear weapons the South Atlantic/Indian Ocean (Vela Incident). This was picked up by both US and USSR satellites. Israel had provided technical support for the South African nuclear program in exchange for a supply of yellowcake (uranium). Admission of such a test would have compromised President Carter’s peace efforts in the Middle East (Camp David Accords) of the previous year.

    The Ayatollahs also want a nuclear insurance policy as they are just as paranoid over being nuked by Israel and its Saudi partner.

    A nuclear-free Middle East is the best option, exactly what President Kennedy wanted before he was killed.

    • Replies: @A123
  22. RVBlake says:

    The best way to keep those 5,000 U. S. troops (?!?) in Iraq safe is to bring ’em home. Goes for the 28,000 in Korea, as well.

  23. @anonymous

    I was worried about you anon. I hadn’t seen any pronoun patrolling comments from you lately.

  24. lavoisier says: • Website

    Iran has no nukes or ICBMs. It wants no war with us. It does not threaten us. Why is Iran then our problem to solve rather than a problem for Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Sunni Arabs?

    Come on Pat. You know that the reason Iran is our problem is because Iran is Israel’s problem.

    Why such an omission in your statement?

    We do not fight wars on behalf of Saudi Arabia. We fight wars on behalf of Israel.

  25. The best way to remove the danger of illegal and rogue nuke programs in the Middle East is to target and isolate those who actually have them.

    That means that instead of being drawn into yet another disastrous military adventure by Israeli propaganda (for Israel’s benefit, but for which the United States will once again be stuck with a hefty bill), the United States needs to immediately target, sanction and isolate the rogue nation of Israel.

    All this “socialist”/”AOC”/”Venezuela”/”Iran has nukes”- red herring stuff put out on Unz by the team hasbara cubicle commentators cooperative is a pretty thin attempt to distract from the obvious: there’s only one nuke rogue in the Middle East and it does not represent the interests of the United States – merely its own.

    The Symington Amendment is an excellent law. There’s a reason why it was passed in the first place.

  26. @KenH

    With your observation that old Pat failed to include Israel along with the Saudi’s as Iran being their problem too, you beat me to it, KenH.

    One wonders why Buchanan, at his advanced age of 80, continues to pull his punches when it comes to Israel. We all suspect he knows better. I wish he’d take a page from Phil Giraldi, who may have been banned by a few outlets (The American Conservative comes to mind), but who has steadfastly and unflinchingly told the truth about US subservience to Israel. C’mon Pat, time to tell the WHOLE truth while you are still of sound mind.

  27. A123 says:
    @Amerimutt Golems

    A nuclear-free Middle East is the best option, exactly what President Kennedy wanted before he was killed.

    The philosophy is understandable. However, practicality triumphs over philosophy ever time.

    What is your practical plan to achieve the dream of a nuclear-free Middle East?

    Israel is surrounded by enemies and will never peacefully surrender their last line of defense. Similarly there doesn’t seem any way back from Pakistan/India nuclearization.

    I will not say that your dream is a bad dream, but it is an impractical dream that cannot be delivered in the real world.
    ______

    Israel getting nukes is what started the avalanche. … The Ayatollahs also want a nuclear insurance policy as they are just as paranoid over being nuked by Israel and its Saudi partner.

    Iran is irrational (a.k.a. paranoid … your word) if they think there is a risk of an unwarranted Israeli nuclear first strike. Israel has had decades to launch an unprovoked offensive and has not. Rational logic indicates that the inevitable ‘avalanche’ you suggest does not exist.

    Concern about Saudi is rational. Every change of monarch runs the risk of a blow out. If Iran goes nuclear — Saudi nuclearization is inevitable. So what is the best and indeed only way to prevent the Saudi’s from obtaining nukes? Stopping Iran from obtaining nukes.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @bluedog
  28. El Dato says:

    Scott Ritter in AmConMag:

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/is-america-ready-for-john-boltons-war-with-iran/

    The intelligence, derived from analysis conducted by the Mossad, consisted of “scenarios” regarding what Iran “might” be planning. According to an Israeli official, “It is still unclear to us what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing U.S. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf.”

    This is more vaporous than “Bin Laden determined to strike in the USA”.

    The threat being promulgated by Bolton, CENTCOM, Pompeo, and the media ignores the reality that Iran has been preparing to strike American military forces in the Middle East for years as part of its efforts towards self-defense. Iran’s short-range ballistic missile capability is part of a larger missile threat that could, at a moment’s notice, blanket U.S. bases in the region with high explosives. Dispatching the Abraham Lincoln battle group and a B-52 task force to the Middle East is an act of theatrical bravado that will do nothing to change that. Iran’s missile force is, for the most part, mobile.

    That Israel is behind the scenes supplying the intelligence and motivation makes Bolton’s actions even more questionable. It shows that it is John Bolton, not Iran, who poses the greatest threat to American national security today.

    Dancing Israelis, part II? It is more likely than you think.

  29. El Dato says:
    @A123

    If Iran goes nuclear — Saudi nuclearization is inevitable. So what is the best and indeed only way to prevent the Saudi’s from obtaining nukes? Stopping Iran from obtaining nukes.

    Bullshit & Israeli talking points.

    Iran is not trying to “go nuclear”. There are no signs of that.

    The best way to keep verifying this and “stop Iran from obtaining nukes” is adhering to JCPOA which is a full success even if the White House lies its ass off about that. This is explicitly not being done.

    Instead we get threats of aggressive war. Remember when Germans got put in the dock for that? Well, nobody got hanged for the 2001/2002 bullshit train, so I guess might makes right.

    That’s not “rational”. That’s Israel wanting people to do the dirty work for them.

    Finally, there are some rumors that Saudi Arabia is already “nuclear” – they can just source the goods from Pakistan, having basically pre-ordered.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  30. Talking of The American Conservative, just go back to Pat Buchanan’s broadside at the neo-cons/Israel lobby back on March 24th 2003 – Whose War?. Man was that a doozy:

    …Suddenly, the Israeli connection is on the table, and the War Party is not amused. Finding themselves in an unanticipated firefight, our neoconservative friends are doing what comes naturally, seeking student deferments from political combat by claiming the status of a persecuted minority group. People who claim to be writing the foreign policy of the world superpower, one would think, would be a little more manly in the schoolyard of politics. Not so…

    …Indeed, it is the charge of “anti-Semitism” itself that is toxic. For this venerable slander is designed to nullify public discourse by smearing and intimidating foes and censoring and blacklisting them and any who would publish them. Neocons say we attack them because they are Jewish. We do not. We attack them because their warmongering threatens our country, even as it finds a reliable echo in Ariel Sharon…

    …And, finally, there is a loose collection of friends of Israel, who believe in the identity of interests between the Jewish state and the United States. … These analysts look on foreign policy through the lens of one dominant concern: Is it good or bad for Israel? Since that nation’s founding in 1948, these thinkers have never been in very good odor at the State Department, but now they are well ensconced in the Pentagon, around such strategists as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith….

  31. bluedog says:
    @A123

    Hmm if they all get the bomb then I guess they are all equal,now what’s wrong with that.Now Russia offered us a deal in their meeting with Reagan, that they would get rid of all of their nuclear weapons with total inspections if we would do the same,Reagan’s reply well thanks but no thanks,for after all how can we say all options are on the table without any nukes to back it up.As for Iran they should have developed the bomb long ago for that’s the only thing the empire respects,and as for Reagan he was a joke in all respects for Iran made out like a bandit under the Iran Contra affair,where were you that you missed that.!!!.!!.!!!

  32. bluedog says:
    @A123

    Your being rather untruthful in the respect that Iran limits our inspection of any of their sites, as those in charge of those inspections have stated many time along with our own intelligence agencies that Iran is being more then open with those inspections.I find that you are just full of endless propaganda as you shill for your masters the neocons.11

  33. Lo says:
    @A123

    First, Iran wasn’t trying to get nuclear weapons after the treaty. But say that they hypothetically got it, then the simple fact is that Israel already has nuclear missiles, and it appears that it didn’t start a nuclear arms race. Truth is that Israel is worried that if Iran got nuclear, they could be more brazenly hostile against Israel. Otherwise, everyone still knows that Iran cannot use nuclear weapons, if they did they would be wiped out, it is well understood. And Saudis cannot even build saddles for their camels, how could they build nuclear to begin with?

    If you are actually concerned about nuclear arms race, maybe the US should first request Israel to give up on its nuclear arms, then maybe Iran would not want nuclear, how about that?

  34. bluedog says:
    @A123

    ‘Every change of monarch runs a risk of a blowout” and want-a-be empires are more dangerous yet.!!

  35. Corvinus says:
    @Anon

    “The problem with America is too many goyim are too stupid or cowardly to admit they have a serious problem with Jews.”

    I thought white people have IQ’s, now you are saying they are dumb? Merely because they do not believe in what you say, that Jews are to blame for everything?

    Assuming that we do have this issue with this group, what are you specifically doing about it other than lamenting on a blog? How will you personally stop them? Do you not have a duty in the name of whiteness, or are you just another impotent armchair warrior?

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  36. Sing4Us says:

    What’s that old WWI tune – “How Ya Gonna Keep Them On The Farm? (When They’ve Seen Paree)”???

    It’s hilarious watching the Israel first crowd trying to keep Americans “in line” with their current warmongering after those Americans have already “seen” Iraq II and aren’t very pleased with what went down.

  37. @Anon

    There are no Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. Would any self respecting Nazi, neo or otherwise, put up with Jews like “our guy Yats” being Prime Minister and 2 in a row being President?

  38. @Corvinus

    …too many goyim are too stupid or cowardly…

    The question is – how many are too many?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  39. saveusnow says:

    Behold the new-speak of the war-party administration…

    Headline: “Pence says US working ‘hour by hour’ on China trade deal”
    Translation: “We’re working hard for war on behalf of Israel.”

    Headline: “The CIA Sent Warnings to at Least 3 Khashoggi Associates About New Threats From Saudi Arabia”
    Translation: “We ain’t sending an aircraft carrier to protect you from the Wahhabi murderers who attacked the U.S. on 9/11 – are you joking?”

    Comforting.

  40. EoinW says:

    It isn’t about all the world’s problems being America’s problems. The reality is that America IS all the world’s problem.

    • Agree: animalogic
    • Replies: @anonymous
  41. Corvinus says:
    @Curmudgeon

    “The question is – how many are too many?”

    So what is your estimate? How did you arrive at that number?

  42. In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East.

    The Venezuelan regime

    Ol Pats becoming more senile by the day….sad

  43. anon19 says:
    @A123

    Its been a long time since I read such utter bullfeces.

  44. anon19 says:

    America’s demented foreign policy serves the interests of two perverse groups; Jews (the Israel lobby) and its partner in crime the military-industrial complex.

    Without the money, power and influence of these two cancers, America’s foreign policy would be about as beliggerent as Canada’s or Mexico’s.

  45. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @EoinW

    Who sez the US doesn’t make anything anymore?

    US makes trouble and exports it all over the world.

  46. Bill H says: • Website

    “In the event of a U.S. war with Iran, Iraqis would ensure the protection of the 5,000 U.S. troops in country…”

    Well that’s just fascinating. That would mean another war between Iraq and Iran. I’m sure Iraq really wants that, because the last one worked out so well for them.

  47. Which sounds like forever, as in “forever war.”

    The US can print money, so it will never run out of money. /sarc

    The US leadership needs to go back to school and learn from history the experiences of previous empires that maintained a perpetual war footing.

  48. @Endgame Napoleon

    Agree with most of your comments, except the bit about single mums.
    Kunstler says this —
    “The children keep coming, though it’s nearly impossible for a man to support them, and increasingly the fathers just take themselves out of the picture. The women ferment in single-parent hopelessness. The children turn more feral by each generation. ”
    You disagree, & point out that single mums are —
    “the only group at the bottom making bank off of the part-time churn jobs that keep them under the earned-income limits for more welfare money than any group in US history has ever enjoyed.”
    Wow, single mums are “making bank” ! I can just imagine the luxury they live in…(reminds me of that old 80’s goldie of (“Cadillac Welfare Queens)
    So they work part time & are thus able to claim income support — in other words, they get to spend a bit more time with their kids. Bit of decent time & money might just help to slow down those feral kids emerging….?
    Frankly, given all the filthy snorting snouts at the US government trough, single mums are the least of ill-doers. Indeed, it’s just damn mean to go after any parent trying to do the right thing.

  49. @A123

    The UN have been through Iran like a weekly regime of high colonics. There is NO Iranian military nuclear programme. None. Nada.
    As for them obtaining future nuclear weapons — given the sanctions they suffer, they’ll be lucky to maintain even a serious conventional military deterence.

  50. @KenH

    “We can have the 56th tranny cavalry division duke it out with the Muslim insurgents”
    Cool! “Priscilla the desert queen” meets “Full metal jacket”.

  51. @Paul

    John Bolton is one of the creepiest looking guys in politics. Chickenhawk? He looks like a rock-spider.

  52. @Germanicus

    “Are All the World’s Problems Ours?”
    Usually yes, because the US with its genetic tendency to Imperialism, create the problems to begin with.

    • Replies: @Germanicus
  53. @El Dato

    “The best way to keep verifying this and “stop Iran from obtaining nukes” is adhering to JCPOA which is a full success even if the White House lies its ass off about that. This is explicitly not being done.”
    Absolutely, 100%.

  54. @animalogic

    Usually yes, because the US with its genetic tendency to Imperialism, create the problems to begin with.

    The US have this builtin…

    The great ideal of Judaism is that the whole world shall be imbued with Jewish teachings, and that in a Universal Brotherhood of Nations ‑‑ a greater Judaism, in fact ‑‑ All the separate races and religions shall disappear.

    Jewish World, February 9, 1883

    …and unless the people of the USA find out about this and face this reality, nothing will change, but it may destroy the US utterly.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  55. @Germanicus

    “unless the people of the USA find out about this and face this reality, nothing will change, but it may destroy the US utterly.”
    It may destroy us ALL utterly.

    • Replies: @Germanicus
  56. @animalogic

    It may destroy us ALL utterly.

    It may, but the Jews have again counted their chickens before they are hatched.
    It has gone wrong so many time in history, it will go wrong again. They are messing with forces they can’t control or anticipate.

    • Replies: @KenH
  57. @Germanicus

    ” As long as the US puppets proclaim “we are an exceptional nation”

    You are just pissed off because you Germans did not win the war and occupy the US, so that YOU could then then proclaim yourselves as an “exceptional” nation : Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen”

    Yeah we know you Krauts build great automobiles, however the Italians build even better ones : Maserati, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo , and American musical instruments are in high demand the world over, no upstanding German Jazz guitarist would be seen without a Gibson, and a concert hall without a Steinway is somehow unheard of.

    Autheticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Armyvet, and pro jazz musician.

    • Troll: Germanicus
    • Replies: @anon
    , @BengaliCanadianDude
  58. KenH says:
    @Germanicus

    It has gone wrong so many time in history, it will go wrong again. They are messing with forces they can’t control or anticipate.

    Said Adolf about the Jewish plan to destroy races (other than their own) and to defy the iron laws of nature:
    If, with the help of his Marxist creed, the Jew is victorious over the other peoples of the world, his crown will be the funeral wreath of humanity and this planet will, as it did thousands of years ago, move through the ether devoid of men.

    Eternal Nature inexorably avenges the infringement of her commands.

    • Replies: @Germanicus
    , @anonymous
  59. @KenH

    If, with the help of his Marxist creed, the Jew is victorious over the other peoples of the world, his crown will be the funeral wreath of humanity and this planet will, as it did thousands of years ago, move through the ether devoid of men.

    He knew the real truth.

  60. anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Notice that shadow in the nether regions of the auntysemitic cartoon?
    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/whats-in-a-cartoon/

    That’s AJM biting the dog that feeds him.

  61. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    While thoroughly studying the Marxist doctrine and by
    looking at the Jewish people’s activity with calm clarity,
    Destiny itself gave me the answer.

    The Jewish doctrine of Marxism rejects the aristocratic
    principle in nature; instead of the eternal privilege of force
    and strength, it places the mass of numbers and its dead-
    weight. Thus it denies the value of the individual in man,
    disputes the meaning of nationality and race, depriving
    mankind of the assumption for its existence and culture.
    As the basis of the universe it would lead up to the end of all
    order conceivable to man. And as in this greatest discernible
    organism only chaos could be the result of the application
    of such a law, so on this earth the decline of its inhabitants
    would be the result.
    .
    Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

    But why dwell longer upon this revolting picture of the ravages wrought by these ingrates and beasts of prey, animated by the loathsome motives of race hatred, bigotry and envy.  For the Jews are the aristocrats of the world. From time immemorial they have been persecuted and have seen their persecutors come and go. They alone have survived. And so will history repeat itself, but that furnishes no reason why we should permit this reversion of a once great nation to the Dark Ages or fail to rescue these 600,000 human souls from the tortures of hell . http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/israel/untermeyer.htm
    Samuel Untermeyer, Aug. 7, 1933 speech to raise funds for Hebrew University

    Think about it: The common image of Hitler, when he was alive and for decades after his death, was of someone who was all rage, all emotion, all desire, but no intellect, no thought.
    Hitler was widely presumed, in his own time and afterward, to have been interested in nothing more than power for its own sake.
    Very often he was depicted as a sort of empty-headed egomaniac who wanted to control the world only to satisfy his own vanity, his own ambition. https://www.learnoutloud.com/Audio-Books/Religion-and-Spirituality/Judaism/Understanding-the-Holocaust/30851
    David Engel, Understanding the Holocaust

  62. Thinker says:

    Iran has no nukes or ICBMs. It wants no war with us. It does not threaten us. Why is Iran then our problem to solve rather than a problem for Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Sunni Arabs?

    Pat is ignoring the elephant in the room, too scared to name the real reason like all whites thanks to white guilt hammered into us by our Jew masters. The only reason we have any quarrels at all with Iran is because of Israel.

    The prime minister of Malaysia, a Sunni Muslim nation, has repeatedly said Sunnis and Shiites had no quarrels historically until Israel came along and stirred up shite between the two sects. Malaysia allows all muslims to enter the country without a visa, and makes no distinction between sunnis and shiites. But the Saudis are stupid and easily goaded into hating on Iran on behalf of the Jews. Divide and conquer — the Jews learned it from the British colonials, or perhaps from themselves since they had thoroughly infiltrated the British aristocracy through marriage from the time of Oliver Cromwell in the 1600s.

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  63. turtle says:
    @Anon

    We???
    As Tonto is reputed to have said to the Lone Ranger…

  64. @Thinker

    The Malays in general are very based and redpilled on the JQ. Seriously, look at what Tun Mahathir, one of the worlds alltime greatest leaders has said on multiple occasions regarding them. You’ll enjoy it. He’s an intelligent man, and his English is quite good and comprehensible

  65. After the WW II (the unnecessary war??) the USA became the worlds predominant power. From then on America and Russia (iron curtain) became the axis of USA Foreign Policy that was deeply underlined by the development for Nuclear Weapons. A minor mistake could trigger a Nuclear Holocaust even under these circumstances namely the Cold War both nation managed to exercise rational rules of engagement globally to maintain relative peace. Such efforts paid off during the October Missiles Crisis (1962) and other known/Unknown world affairs such as the peace in the middle East, Indochina, and Latin America. During this time of the Cold war America was more concerned with SELF/national survival to be able to project its power(benign) upon the world and US Foreign Policies reflected such pragmatism usually. America became the richest most powerful nation in the world and global capitalism (economic,scientific, social, cultural) reached unprecendented levels. The American Foreign Establishment was predominantly in the hands of well traveled, seasoned, capable AMERICAN First patriotic cadre. They kept the peace and practically won the Cold War with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism in Russia. Today however the American State Dept is controlled and dominated by a small minority of dual Israeli citizens (jewish) ) that had managed to put Zionism, Israel, and its expansion in the center of USA foreign policies. This has led to America involvement in more than three simultaneous wars mainly in the Middle East, misguided free trade deals, that had bankrupted the nation economically, fiscally with social fragmentation. This feverish obsession almost psychopathic (zio) syndrome that eroded American support internally and externally to the point of threatening to start yet another war with Iran, which could be catasthropic for bot nations and the Wolrd. If a=b and then b==a IF the American Republic were to collapse internally then Israel will lose its main source of economic, military, fiscal sustenance albeit parasitic. Neocons constantly argued that US has no better ally in the Middle east than Israel then such opposite must be true, there could b eno Israel without the USA. Furthermore BOTH China/Russia must understand that America (UKmFrance) are vital for International Stability. Americahas managed to maintained the WORLDS economic, political, ORDER sometimes in spite of itself. The USA IS the only superpower that has been able to produce a multidiverse nation(nal) identity within its borders and beyond. Such claims can NOT be said for Russia. China or even Europe that remain racist, intolerant, xenophobic, etc. . America has becomes a ONE nation with multiple ethnic,religious,linguistics, racial, currents and only America can be the CENTER (beacon) of FREEDOM (Constitutional Democracies)open to the World (peoples, trade,culture,sciences,etc.). Therefore the worlds jewery (Zionist/Israeli) MUST undertand that building their ( paranoid) dream of a Pax Judaica, with Israel/Jerualem as the main capital of the World with a jewish financial Oligarchy ruling over the world is equivalent to the destruction of America, and hence their own. Jews must give up this ultra/psychotic Zionist religious obsess policies. Such consideration apply to Russia,China, Europe a weak America means Worlds instability (wars, famine, depressions,) like the 1930s and other similar periods. A strong, purposely, assertive, prosperous America is and shall be Indispensable for Global ORDER and stability…

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  66. @Pedro Tazumal

    Your style of writing, without any breaks or paragraphing is horrible and a torture to read, for this reason whether you have anything valuable to say or not will simply go past, at least, myself, as I stopped reading after two lines.
    Your writing style is sort of like a musician who goes on and on without any pauses/rests, in his solo.

    AJM

  67. bopheads says:

    Don’t worry Pedro, if Kenny G. offers you a lesson on how to “play” alto, just run.

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