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Brushing aside the anguished pleas of our NATO allies, President Trump Tuesday contemptuously trashed the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions.

Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will be imposed on them.

Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran.

Who is cheering Trump’s trashing of the treaty?

The neocons who sought his political extinction in 2016, the royals of the Gulf, Bibi Netanyahu, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The IRGC had warned Iranians that the Americans were duplicitous.

When Trump finished speaking, Bibi launched strikes on Iranian bases in Syria, and flew to Moscow to persuade Vladimir Putin not to give the Iranians any air defense against Israeli attacks.

Iranian forces responded with 20 missiles fired at the Golan, which ignited a massive Israeli counterstrike Thursday night, a 70-missile attack on Iranian bases in Syria.

We appear to be at the beginning of a new war, and how it ends we know not. But for Bibi and National Security Adviser John Bolton, the end has always been clear — the smashing of Iran and regime change.

Tuesday, Trump warned that Iran is on “a quest for nuclear weapons,” and “if we do nothing … in just a short period of time, the world’s worst sponsor of state terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapon.”

And where is the evidence for this Bush-like assertion?

If Iran is on a “quest” for nukes, why did 17 U.S. intel agencies, “with high confidence,” in 2007 and 2011, say Iran did not even have a nuclear weapons program?

Saddam Hussein could not convince us he had no WMD, because the nonexistent WMD were the pretext, the casus belli, for doing what the War Party had already decided to do: invade Iraq.

We were lied into that war. And how did it turn out?

Why has the Foreign Relations committee not called in the heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies and asked them flat out: Does Iran have an active nuclear bomb program, or is this a pack of lies to stampede us into another war?

If Iran is on a quest for nukes, let the intel agencies tell us where the work is being done, so we can send inspectors and show the world.

Efforts to pull us back from being dragged into a new war have begun.

The Europeans are begging Iran to abide by the terms of the nuclear deal, even if the Americans do not. But the regime of Hassan Rouhani, who twice defeated Ayatollah-backed candidates, is in trouble.

ORDER IT NOW

The nuclear deal and opening to the West were the reasons the children of the Green Movement of 2009 voted for Rouhani. If his difficulties deepen because of reimposed U.S. and Western sanctions, his great achievement, the nuclear deal, will be seen by his people as the failed gamble of a fool who trusted the Americans.

Should Rouhani’s regime fall, we may get a Revolutionary Guard regime rather less to the liking of everyone, except for the War Party, which could seize upon that as a pretext for war.

What happens next is difficult to see.

Iran does not want a war with Israel in Syria that it cannot win.

Iran’s ally, Hezbollah, which just swept democratic elections in Lebanon, does not want a war with Israel that would bring devastation upon the nation it now leads.

The Russians don’t want a war with Israel or the Americans.

But as Putin came to the rescue of a Syria imperiled by ISIS and al-Qaida, to save his ally from a broad insurgency, he is not likely to sit impotently and watch endless air and missile strikes on Syria.

Trump has said U.S. troops will be getting out of Syria. But Bolton and the generals appear to have walked him back.

There are reports we are reinforcing the Kurds in Manbij on the west bank of the Euphrates, though President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Kurds vacate all Syrian border towns with Turkey.

Americans are also reportedly on the border of Yemen, assisting Saudi Arabia in locating the launch sites of the rockets being fired at Riyadh by Houthi rebels in retaliation for the three years of savage Saudi assault on their country.

Meanwhile, the news out of Afghanistan, our point of entry into the Near East wars almost a generation ago, is almost all bad — most of it about terrorist bombings of Afghan troops and civilians.

Is the foreign policy that America Firsters voted for being replaced by the Middle East agenda of Bibi and the neoconservatives? So it would appear.

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

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  1. Israel has every right to defend itself from Iranian aggression. Good hunting Israel!

  2. llloyd says: • Website

    Haaretz Israeli newspaper in September 2001 said that George Bush’s sudden about face support for war on Iraq seemed to come from Prime Minister Sharon’s front desk. I detect in Trump’s cringeing language about the “threat” from Iran that comes from Netanyahu’s front desk. In his tweet about twielve hours ago, Trump tweeted he will be meeting North Korea Kim in Singapore in mid June. Strangely I read no media reports on this.

  3. Here Pat Buchanan eloquently states the obvious in 800 words.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @SMK
  4. Catiline says:

    Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will be imposed on them.

    Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran

    America (over Europe) first.

    • Replies: @Wally
  5. Afina says:

    Trump is an eternal boomer — a stereotypical one — who is politically illiterate, historically ignorant, obsessed with his 401K , playing golf, the 80′s, tall blonds, and every other stupid crap one could imagine that servers no purpose. Like many boomers, he is secular at heart, but a devote follower of Holocaustianity — a new religion that replaced Christianity and precipitated the fall of the West.

    The future is bleak, but even during these dark times, one can take solace in the fact that Trump will be the last boomer president. The generation that destroyed our nation will be remembered by history for their final contribution which is Trump — a con-artist who pulled the biggest bait-and-switch in history.

    I just hope that the revolution comes while most boomers are still alive. One can only hope……

  6. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

    At this point, no further comment is necessary. All that is left is to observe the wreckage as it piles up.

    Reading a bit of history might also be usefully instructive. I would suggest Mary Beard’s “SPQR”, on the creation and eventual collapse of the Roman Republic (the Republic, mind you, not the Empire), and a few of Adolf Hitler’s Trumpian speeches and public commentaries from the late 1930′s, as he was preparing to reoccupy the Rhineland, annex Austria, dismantle Czechoslovakia and invade Poland.

    Be afraid.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  7. Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran.

    Wow, and WTF?

    • Replies: @Thirdeye
    , @RadicalCenter
  8. @Afina

    The generation that destroyed our nation will be remembered by history for their final contribution which is Trump — a con-artist who pulled the biggest bait-and-switch in history.

    You have to be kidding.

    The generation that destroyed our nation was the one that ratified the cornstitution, which was a huge link in the chain around our necks and the beginning of centralization, empire, and enslavement of the masses. The goofy “Greatest Generation” dupes under the rich kid Commie, FDR , and his clowns put the lock on the chain and threw away the key. If it weren’t for what they had wrought, the boomers would have had much less to work with.

    The revolution has been co-opted several times and there will be no further ones.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  9. One did not need to be especially prescient or even an amateur Nostradamus to foresee that an adulterous, boorish, bankruptcy prone, braggadocious, carnival barking, eminent domain loving perpetual prevaricator would be no match for the lobby.

    • Agree: byrresheim
  10. @Afina

    Sorry, the truly evil Boomers are fascinated with the 60s, not the 80s. The late Boomers, what Straus and Howe call Xers, from 1961-1964 might look fondly back on the days before 1991 when Rap definitively took over the music scene.

    Obama was a nominal Boomer but actual Xer/nomad. It’s the Boomers born in the late 40s who had the chance to borrow money for law school and then go bankrupt and not pay (yes, you could once do this) who also had the chance to live in a functioning society who cannot get their eyes off their own navels. That would be both Clintons, W, Trump.

    By contrast, a Boomer like Steve Jobs is an excellent fellow. Know your enemy.

    (For the record, not alive during any year of the so-called Boom)

  11. @Njal Thorgeirsson

    Rome and Nazi Germany were economically well off with a lot of expendable young men to kill off. We are broke and spend half our time watching TV seeing commercials for drugs for old people.

  12. @jacques sheete

    What is your view of Lysander Spooner?

    Do you think he was spot-on with his Constitution of No Authority?

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @jacques sheete
  13. MEexpert says:
    @whyamihere

    Israel has every right to defend itself from Iranian aggression. Good hunting Israel!

    You are still lost. You must also be dumb and blind. Israel has been bombing Syrian bases and Iranian posts in Syria and you call Iran the aggressor. You need to learn the English language. According to you only Israel has the right to defend but the others don’t.

  14. MEexpert says:

    Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will be imposed on them.

    Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran.

    It is amazing that the US is threatening other sovereign nations to obey her commands. It will be even more amazing if these nations give in to US bullying.

    Hail the Emperor!

    • Replies: @Miro23
  15. nickels says:

    On the upside, NATO is disintegrating.

  16. The U.S. should try to stay out of this if it can. If it can’t, bomb whomever, or sell or trade arms to whomever we’re backing, but no ground wars or “nation-building.” Do we even HAVE enough troops left for a ground war after almost two decades of the War on Terror?

    It’s a cross between Whack-a-Mole and a traditional spiritual over there: the Taliban’s connected to Al Qaeda; Al Qaeda’s replaced by Muslim Brotherhood; Muslim Brotherhood morphs into ISIS: I hear the sound of more war.

  17. @whyamihere

    Don’t be fooled because you are not laughed off the stage today.

    You get away with this sort of nonsense until you don’t.

  18. Rurik says:

    with any luck, Europe tells ZUS to pound sand.

    ordering them not to pursue their own interests and cancel a multi-billion Euro deal with Iran because Donald orders them to on a whim, seems a bit much.

    What next, will he order them to bomb Iran also? Perhaps in time to put a smile on John McCain’s face before he goes to his reward?

    this must be what it was like in the 1930s, when the Jewish supremacists back then ordered the governments of the West to go to war.

    And you know it’s all about serving their interests, (it’s good for the Jews for England to commit fratricide/suicide by attacking Germany) and you know innocent people are going to be slaughtered, and you know it’s wrong and evil and Satanic, but you don’t know how to stop it.

    Charles Lindbergh tried, to no avail. Pat Buchanan seems to be trying. Others are speaking out, but it all seems to be to no purpose.

    When the Jewish supremacist$ want their wars, they get their wars.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  19. Rurik says:
    @Liberty Mike

    your view of Lysander Spooner?

    not that you asked, but a personal hero of mine.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
  20. @Rurik

    Mine as well.

    On the Whitney thread, you made a good point about the insurance policy employed by ((( them ))) on Trump and I agreed but added that ((( they ))) really needn’t worry.

  21. Miro23 says:
    @MEexpert

    Driving the point home, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin ordered Airbus to cancel its $19 billion contract to sell 100 commercial planes to Iran.

    The Europeans won’t like this at all: 1) Airbus is very important to European hi-tech employment 2) it’s an emblem of successful European co-operation 3) it’s a competitor to US Boeing 4) $ 19 billion is a lot of money in middle class salaries 5) it’s the direct result of the US not honoring an international agreement which the Europeans continue to support 6) the US doesn’t request that Airbus cancels the Iranian contract, it ORDERS it to – i.e. shows the real lack of respect that the US administration has for sovereign European nations.

    For the information of the United States, Europe has an economy of about the same size as the US, it doesn’t run massive trade deficits, it’s not constantly fomenting wars and it has good trade relations with Russia e.g. the recent signature of the large scale Nord Stream gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany.

  22. @TomSchmidt

    Nazi Germany were economically well off with a lot of expendable young men to kill off.

    Nazi Germany was neither of those things, which is a big part of why they lost in such a devastating fashion, and a big part why Germany has never really recovered from that war.

  23. Anon[183] • Disclaimer says:

    “It is amazing that the US is threatening other sovereign nations to obey her commands. It will be even more amazing if these nations give in to US bullying.”

    The EU should prevent its companies from obeying these sanctions. That would put the ball back in Trump’s court and force him to do something. But here’s the thing, I’m willing to bet that he doesn’t have the legal authority to sanction the Europeans too much without congress. They won’t let him; he doesn’t have the votes there. They should call his bluff. Two months later, the Iranians will offer some BS window dressing concession to placate that lunatic, then everything will be normal again.

  24. Compare population pyramids fro 1939, found here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Germany
    to 2017, found here:

    https://www.populationpyramid.net/germany/2017/

    According to the latter, 12.2% of the current population of 80 million is males 20-39; that’s 9760000 men. According to the former, there were about 1.4 million men 20-23 in 1939 (the dropoff in births due to the war is quite the gash), and it looks like about 700,000 men average between 24 and 39, 16 cohorts at about 11,200,000 men, for a total in 1939 of about 12,600,000 men, in a population of 79,000,000, about the same as today.

    So 1939 Germany had about 2.8 million more military-age men than old, decadent Germany of today. I have no idea on debts for Germany, but the comparable figure for the USA would show us much more indebted.

    My original point remains: Hitlerism will be less likely to motivate in an old country whose national budget has to go more for social payments than defense.

  25. buzzwar says:
    @whyamihere

    Don’t try to fool anybody. Israhell is the agressor.

  26. @TomSchmidt

    They’d just got over a horrible era when people wheeled barrows full of devalued marks to buy a loaf of bread!

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  27. @Rurik

    I don’t think the ordinary citizens there want this either: it’s their kids doing the compulsory military service. Their government, like ours, just doesn’t listen.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  28. Wally says:
    @whyamihere

    What “Iranian aggression”?

    Jews support strict Israeli immigration laws which mandate JEWS ONLY, while demanding massive low IQ, 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    Now that is “aggression”.

    http://www.codoh.com

  29. Wally says:
    @Catiline

    US (over Israel) first.

    The True Cost of Parasite Israel
    Forced US taxpayers money to Israel goes far beyond the official numbers.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel/

    Fighting Israel’s Wars
    How the United States military has become Zionized

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/fighting-israels-wars/

    Pandering to Israel Has Got to Stop
    Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/pandering-to-israel-has-got-to-stop/#comments

    America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

    http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/#comment-2012898

    Jews & their leftist shills strongly support Israeli immigration laws which mandate JEWS ONLY … while Israel & Jews in general demand massive 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    Meddling in US elections? Russians? No. Israel.

    • Replies: @Sowhat
  30. @Rosamond Vincy

    The inflation of currency can destroy a middle class, as it did in Germany, and transfer assets to speculators and rotters, as it has in the USA. But the real wealth of a people (houses, fertile fields, industry, inventiveness) is not affected by the unit of account. Germany had plenty of debts but a lot of wealth. The wealth was much reduced in 1945, you’d agree.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  31. Rurik says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    I don’t think the ordinary citizens there want this either: it’s their kids doing the compulsory military service

    since there’s no military conscription to speak of in Europe, I guess you’re speaking of ordinary Israeli citizens.

    Yet consider, bb is the uber-war criminal and genocidal fiend du jour, and yet they overwhelmingly reelected him.

    March 17, 2015

    TEL AVIV — After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel won a clear victory in Tuesday’s elections

    so clearly they like the posture of war, so long as someone else fights it.

    the war on Iraq was obviously a contrived war to benefit Israel, as was the war on Libya and the war on Syria and all the other destabilizations and myriad war crimes with the single exception of the war on Yemen, which is being waged on behalf of that other rat hole in the Middle East; Saudi Arabia.

    We’re in Afghanistan both for the CIA’s opioid trafficking and also to menace Iran- for Israel.

    How many Jews have died in these serial wars for Israel? I honestly don’t know, but I’d be willing to bet it’s far, far below their percentage of the population.

    And yet these are all wars to benefit Jews and no other. And yet it’s always Gentiles who end up doing the lion’s share of the dying. Such a deal! I know..

    Jewish supremacist Zionists perpetrated 9/11 as a pretext to get American Gentiles to fight, kill and die in Eternal Wars to benefit Israel.

    As long as it’s Gentiles fighting and dying, the Jewish supremacists (in Israel, the ZUS, Canada and Europe) are going to be just hunky dory with it all.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  32. Miro23 says:
    @TomSchmidt

    The inflation of currency can destroy a middle class, as it did in Germany, and transfer assets to speculators and rotters, as it has in the USA. But the real wealth of a people (houses, fertile fields, industry, inventiveness) is not affected by the unit of account.

    OK fertile fields, industry and inventiveness, that are very important, but not houses:

    In Weimar there was an unprecedented transfer of city centre property to Jews awarding themselves very large DM loans in the early stages of the hyperinflation, which they used to buy whole sections of city centre property and hard currency (US Dollars) which were later “paid back” in worthless DM’s in 1922-23 (i.e. the property was essentially gifted to them through their DM contracts).

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  33. One good thing is jews never know when to stop, as they had their you know what handed to them in 2006 lebanon war they will soon have it handed to them again, at some point lobbying missiles or shooting unarmed palestinians leads to face to face and as history shows there jews crumble. Pulling out my Chivas regal for another 2006 beat down

  34. anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/09/investing/iran-sanctions-europe-business/index.html

    “We will cooperate with the other parties to ensure that while Iran continues to restrict its nuclear program, then its people will benefit from sanctions relief in accordance with the central bargain of the deal,” said UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

    good on them.
    Trump backed down on tariffs. What’s he going to do? Who thinks ‘its only fair’ that Iran can build a nuclear bomb? I missed that section of the UN Charter.

    All Trump has done is turn his cards face up. He can’t make Iran re-start their nuclear program. Iran only gave up what they said they weren’t doing or going to do. Of course — their peaceful civilian program is still crippled.

    If Europe keeps the deal — good on them.

    I don’t agree with the policy, but no one asked me. However lets not get hysterical. Nothing has changed. Yet.

  35. @Miro23

    I’ve read this before. Do you have reference to Jews actually doing this? In the book Defying Hitler the author talks of Jews and Gentiles in Berlin between the wars. The major emphasis on the speculation was how the most outrageous behavior by, especially, the young could land them a lot of money. Well worth a read. Not much on Jewish predation.

    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @L.K
  36. @Rurik

    The ultra-orthos are exempt from military service. How much you want to bet they’re also the ones voting ultra-hawk and sending everybody else’s kids in to do the fighting? Remember, these guys spend all day studying and the wives earn the money to pay the bills, in addition to doing all the housework. All the guys do is boss everybody else around.

    I wonder if even their wives dare to vote in opposition to them, or at all, despite any state laws on voting rights. Their attitude towards women is as bad as Muslims’, so it’s ironic they all hate each other so much. I met a woman who was working on an archeological dig there and when they saw her wearing cargo shorts and a camp shirt, they threw rocks at her for “immodest dress”! How is this any different from the Saudis who forced schoolgirls back into a burning building where they died because they weren’t wearing headscarves? (She was Jewish herself, though not Ortho, and told them off in fluent Hebrew, but I hesitate to tell you the English equivalent of what she said.)

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Rurik
  37. Miro23 says:
    @TomSchmidt

    I’ve read this before. Do you have reference to Jews actually doing this? In the book Defying Hitler the author talks of Jews and Gentiles in Berlin between the wars. The major emphasis on the speculation was how the most outrageous behavior by, especially, the young could land them a lot of money. Well worth a read. Not much on Jewish predation.

    Unfinished Victory. Arthur Bryant, MacMillan & Co, London 1940

    P136. But the chief gainers were those who had been able to command foreign currency or credit during the inflationary period. Theirs had been the opportunity of buying up the assets of a nation at “knock-out” prices. While others were selling frantically and at almost any sacrifice to save themselves from starvation, they had been purchasers.

    P137. And since the sun does not shine often on their race (Jews), they made hay as fast as they could. They did so with such effect that, even in November 1938, after five years of anti-Semitic legislation and persecution, they still owned, according to The Times correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real property in the Reich. Most of it came into their hands during the Inflation.
    But to those who lost their all this bewildering transfer seemed a monstrous injustice. after prolonged sufferings they had now been deprived of their last possessions. They saw them pass into the hands of strangers, many of whom had not shared their sacrifices and who cared little or nothing for their national standards and traditions.

    Bryant also wrote about the contemporary Bolshevik inspired revolutionary unrest.

    P. 105. In many of the chief Germany cities, already in the hands of the revolutionaries, they (defeated German troops) were received in silence and contempt. Bülow saw them passing through Berlin, their whole aspect that of insurmountable fatigue, of deeply ingrained suffering and privation. Nobody wanted them or had any use for their constancy and love of country.

    P 106. Many of the leaders of the Communist Revolution on both countries (Russia and Germany) were Jews. The racial tie strengthened the ideological bonds between them. The prophet of the Russian revolution, Karl Marx, himself had been a German Jew. Hugo Haase, who had organized the Sailors’ Revolt at Keil; Kurt Eisner, who led the rioting at Munich and got himself nominated President of Bavaria; Ernst Toller, Levien, Axelrod and Leviné-Nissen, who succeeded him; and Rosa Luxemburg, who with Karl Liebnecht, founded the Spartacist League and controlled the Revolution in Berlin, were all Jews.

    Germany Puts the Clock Back. Edgar Ansel Mowrer , William Morrow & Company, New York 1933

    Mowrer describes the opposing force, for example defined by National Socialist, Gregor Strasser in a June 1932 radio broadcast:

    P 136. “By socialism we understand governmental measures for the protection of the individual or the group against any kind of exploitation. The taking over of the railways by the state, of the street cars, power plants, and gas works by the municipalities; the emancipation of the peasants by Baron von Stein; and the incorporation of the guild system into the State; the Prussian officer’s system of selection by achievement; the incorruptibility of the German official; the old walls, the town hall, the cathedral of the free Imperial city – these are all expressions of German Socialism as we conceive and demand it.”

  38. Thirdeye says:
    @jacques sheete

    I confidently predict that it will backfire badly. If Airbus gives in, it will not only lose business but it will be an opportunity for the Russian industry to fill the gap. If they don’t, they will be under US sanctions. IMO the only way Airbus has out of the dilemma is to seek financing not influenced by the US Treasury, most likely through China. And even before sanctions Airbus was having difficulty financing the deal through Western banks, so looking for financing outside that system makes sense anyway.

  39. Thirdeye says:
    @TomSchmidt

    Nazi Germany had a debt problem that was slowing their re-armament program. They were gambling with house money in 1940-41, either conquer or go bankrupt.

    • Replies: @L.K
    , @Intelligent Dasein
  40. L.K says:
    @Thirdeye

    “Nazi Germany had a debt problem that was slowing their re-armament program. They were gambling with house money in 1940-41, either conquer or go bankrupt.”

    BS.

    But to be expected from an individual who, in the year 2017, was still peddling the old debunked propaganda that Katyn had really been done by the Germans.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  41. L.K says:
    @TomSchmidt

    If you wish to understand National Socialist economic policies – and also those practiced at the time by Japan – you have to look elsewhere…

    Pick up a copy of Ellen Brown’s book “The Public Banking Solution: from austerity to prosperity”, chapter 20 . JAPAN AND GERMANY BREAK THE SHACKLES OF INTEREST – AND PAY THE PRICE.

    Germany and Japan have been heavily stigmatized for the aggressions of World War II, but there are two sides to every story. In the 1930s, both countries funded their economies with interest-free national credit rather than borrowing from international banks. Thus freed from the debt trap, they became economic powerhouses. Some historians of the period say they threatened international banking interests. …

    See Nazism and the German economic miracle By Henry C K Liu, at Asia Times

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/GE24Dj01.html

    or at his own website

    http://www.henryckliu.com/page105.html

    Origins of the Japanese-American War by Kerry R. Bolton

    http://www.inconvenienthistory.com/8/2/4165

  42. SMK says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Will we still be in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, in 2021 if Trump is not impeached, and in 2025 if, miraculously, he’s re-elected and serves a full 8-years? But after nearly 20-years, the U.S. military has finally succeeded in training an Afghan woman to be a fighter-pilot. At Fox News this week,Thursday, I believe, Martha McCallum was gushing and glowing over this glorious, marvelous, wonderful “victory for women.” The myriads of dead and wounded, not only Taliban but civilians and U.S. soldiers, including how many women, the trillions of dollars wasted in the quixotic effort to transform this primitive and indigent Muslim hellhole into post-WWII Japan or West Germany -all of this was worth the cost in lives and treasure since we now have the first Afghan woman fighter pilot whom the Taliban vows to kill along with her entire family. Yes, democracy and modernity and prosperity are imminent after nearly 20-years.At least her hair will be covered by her helmet when flying missions.

  43. Maybe the real purpose of the withdrawal from the Iran agreement is to start a trade war with Europe or force an end to NATO?

  44. gramscivico says: • Website

    @whyamihire.
    Pardon me but if I am not mistaken the IDF/af have been aiding and abetting the takfiris/juhadist midwifed the whole ratline of (moderate head chopping democratic loving humans) further more bombed Syria from 2012 to this day )
    Thats the pot calling the kettle black.
    How often has Israel invaded Lebanon .
    I’ve lost count.
    Obviously article 50 and 51 from the 1954 Geneva convention based on the Nuremberg principles just don’t apply to Israel.
    Right.
    I got it now.

  45. Sowhat says:
    @Wally

    Agree. It’s so obvious for anyone with open eyes.

  46. @Thirdeye

    They were gambling with house money in 1940-41, either conquer or go bankrupt.

    To “gamble with house money” means that the house covers your wagers, so you have free rein to take as much risk as you want without incurring any personal losses. This is the exact opposite of what you mean. The idiom you’re searching for is “betting the mortgage,” I believe.

  47. @Miro23

    Thanks, I’ve bookmarked this.

  48. Rurik says:
    @L.K

    peddling the old debunked propaganda that Katyn had really been done by the Germans.

    if I’m not mistaken, he also would exonerate Stalin and Kaganovich for the Holodomor.

    just poor planning by those dunderheaded Ukrainian farmers, who didn’t plan their crops well enough, and caused a famine on themselves, presumably though their own greed and short-sightedness.

    At least that’s what I recall was the crux of our last conversation about that event long ago.

    • Replies: @Anon
  49. @jacques sheete

    Share your sentiment and reaction.

    I don’t trust Iran and I have an increasingly dim view of the self-hating african-worshipping dhimmis in Europe. But I hope that the euro countries and airbus say, “To Hell with you. Mind your own business. Now we will sell TWICE as many planes to Iran. And if you threaten us again, we will start paying for our oil and Nat gas purchases from Russia and Iran in RUBLES instead of dollars.”

  50. @Rosamond Vincy

    Hmmm, “men” who push war but won’t fight, waste their lives “studying” irrational, violent, ignorant, made-up supremacist nonsense, and do nothing but boss their women around.

    Who does that sound like? I’m sure the Haredim and ultraOrthodox jews would love to be reminded how much they and many Arab Muslims are peas in a pod.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  51. iffen says:

    Iran does not want a war with Israel in Syria that it cannot win.

    LOL

  52. Rurik says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    I hesitate to tell you the English equivalent of what she said.)

    please do..

    and it’s not only in Israel

    https://jezebel.com/5851211/women-told-they-must-ride-in-the-back-of-the-bus-in-brooklyn

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    , @Anon
  53. @Rurik

    In general terms: she made comments involving their body parts, body functions, and probable professions; their ancestors’ body parts, body functions, and probable professions; and things to do with several of the above categories.

    Then she grabbed the edges of her camp shirt, yelled, “HERE! Have a GOOD LOOK!” and gave them either the shock or the thrill of their lives–possibly both.

    I’d kinda like to see how she’d handle the pompous prats on the B’klyn bus….

  54. @RadicalCenter

    The Biblical story about their being descended from half-brothers who detested each other is by no means contradicted by present-day specimens.

  55. @Liberty Mike

    What is your view of Lysander Spooner?

    Do you think he was spot-on with his Constitution of No Authority?

    Haven’t read it in a while, but from what I remember, I’d have to say, “yes.”

    Spooner generally knew what to think and what he was writing about.

  56. @Miro23

    Those folks really got hosed, and they get the blame, too, while the perps get the profits and the victim card.

    Sick stuff.

  57. @Miro23

    Arthur Bryant – Unfinished Victory (1940)
    by Arthur Bryant

    Publication date 1940-04-20
    Prominent British historian writes a fairly objective prehistory of WWII. The following year, as the war escalates, he attempts to buy up all copies of his book and destroy them. Called “anti-Semitic” because it talks about the extent of Jewish power and wealth in Weimar Germany.

    https://archive.org/details/ArthurBryantUnfinishedVictory1940V1

  58. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    That’s because acccording to the Talmud: “a woman is a pitcher of filth whose lower hole is filled with decayed blood.”

    So men must never touch any woman because she might either be menstrating OR and this is equally important might have a couple molecules of blood floating about from her last menstration.

    women’s blood is the most vile contamination in existence. That’s why there can be no physical contact with women

    Doesn’t matter if the woman is 8 or 80 she might be an early or very late in life menstrater??

    The sole exception is that a man may have sex with his wife 15 days after her period ends until a couple days before the next one begins

    BUT. They can’t have sex until she has a ritual bath, not at home but in the filthy germ & pubic hair ridden ritual bath

    Many Haredim sects require that after the bath the wife put on a pair of white pure cotton* underpants for a day.

    Then the husband brings the underpants to the rabbi who inspects the underpants for any molecule of blood. Does the rabbi use a magnifying glass? I don’t know. Does the rabbi get to keep the underpants?? Don’t know.

    * Why pure cotton? Because it is a sin to wear clothing that mixes fabrics such as the standard cotton polyester mix. Or any mixed fabric.

    That’s why Jews don’t eat pork. The hooves of pigs are mixed. Anything mixed is sinful.

    It’s a wonder the Talmud allows them to eat food that is made of different foods, such as cakes; flour sugar baking powder oil and eggs all mixed up.

    Because of their distinctive dress, New Yorkers often spot the chabad haredi men picking up garishly immodestly dresses prostitutes and getting it on in their cars for a quickie.

    Is this not the sin of fornifcation and adultery? The Talmud says no. The prostitutes you see are goyim. And the goyim are not humans but animals.

    I think there is something in the Jewish part of the Bible that it’s sinful to have sex with animals. But obviously some learned rabbis ruled that sex with a goy prostitute is fine.

    That’s another reason why there are thousands of goyim sex slaves in the rabbi run brothels of Israel and America.

    Proud to say I got one of the Israeli mizrahi immigrant pimps to California charged with sex trafficking and procuring sent to prison and deported when his sentence was up.

    It didn’t take too long and wasn’t too hard. All it took was knowing the law and nagging the State Department, FBI and local police.

    Jews tried to destroy me with affirmative action. At least I got some revenge with that unspeakable POS.

    I often wonder about Ivanka and Jared. He’s very handsome I like his type although I prefer blonde and blue.
    But to marry someone who’s been taught you are a pitcher of filth 15 days of the month and can’t touch you anywhere, even on a clothed arm those days because there might be a molecule of blood.

    How could any woman?

    Who knows what Wendi Murdoch told Ivanka on that yacht she was imprisoned on for a weekend.

    I got one Israeli mizrahi mafia pimp brothel keeper folks. Why don’t you guys keep an eye out and do something other than posting pervy rants about 16 to 25 year old women having babies without husbands?

  59. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    First Ukraine crop failure in about 5,000 years.

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