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Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration is now complaining that Iran is no longer abiding by its obligations under the deal!

It’s remarkable to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo take to Twitter to complain of Iran enriching uranium to pre-deal levels, as if somehow the US believes it can still dictate the terms of a deal to which it is no longer a party.

This latest neocon push for US war on Iran started last week when Iran exceeded the limit of a 300 kilogram stockpile of low-enriched uranium. As usual, the media only reported part of the story. One reason Iran went over the limit was that the countries to which Iran was exporting its excess uranium were notified by the US in early May that they would face US sanctions if they continued taking the uranium off Iranian hands.

The US created the crisis by preventing Iran from exporting its excess uranium and then pointed to the expanding Iranian stockpile of uranium enriched to 3.6 percent as proof that Iran was about to launch a nuclear weapon!

Make no mistake about it: Trump’s neocons are determined to trap him into a massive, disastrous war with Iran and they are using the same tactics they used to hoodwink George W. Bush into a multi-trillion dollar war on an Iraq that could not have attacked us if it wanted to.

Secretary Pompeo Tweeted yesterday the exact kind of dishonest hysterics used to terrify many Americans into supporting an Iraq attack 13 years ago: “Iran’s regime, armed with nuclear weapons, would pose an even greater danger to the world.”

As the former head of the CIA, surely Pompeo knows that his own agency had determined back in 2003 that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program and that every US intelligence assessment since then has concurred with that conclusion. But then again, he did brag recently about his excellent ability to lie, cheat, and steal.

Though the Europeans promised Iran that they would continue to honor the deal, they have proven themselves unable to put forth a credible alternative to the US-dominated SWIFT system, meaning no trade in Iran’s number one export: oil.

Iran responded over the weekend to European fecklessness by announcing that they would begin enriching uranium up to five percent, which is a level needed to run one of its nuclear power generating plants. As could be predicted, this move – which is allowed according to section 36 of the Iran deal – is being treated as the equivalent of Saddam’s “mobile chemical weapons labs.”

The Iranians are not backing down. They rightly feel cheated, as they continued to honor the deal even as the US re-imposed crippling sanctions meant to destroy their economy and starve their people.

President Trump has a very serious decision to make. He is being frog-marched into war by his neocons and his Middle East “partners.” He has very little time left to change course. If the neocons are not swept out immediately, he is risking both his second term and his legacy.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, Donald Trump, Iran, Neocons 
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  1. Truth3 says:

    Just say it Ron. You’re not in Congress anymore. Your son has already been bought off.

    Just say it.

    (((Jews))).

  2. MarkinLA says:

    I don’t have any confidence in Trump. If it were anybody but an enemy of Israel, I would be hopeful.

  3. Excellent summation by Ron Paul.

    Besides the usual suspects, America’s Zionized news media is fanning the flames of war. CNN, Fox, MSNBC and the rest are misinforming Americans about Iran and Zio-Washington’s toxic role in this needless escalation.

    Fortunately, millions of Americans understand who is driving America into another senseless war.

    Unfortunately, even Ron Paul doesn’t dare utter the J-word in his otherwise spot-on analysis.

    As Gilad Atzmon notes (I’m paraphrasing): Jewish power is the power to make the very examination of Jewish Power Off Limits.

    Sad but true. The Tribe is ruthless.

    Does Trump have the cajones to resist the Zionist push for another US war on an Israeli target?

    We will soon find out.

    • Replies: @Paw
  4. Trump was jewish player from start,so it’s really laughable how ” alt-righters/call-them-how-you-want” are hoping that Trump will resist jews,go against them,ignore them,or whatever .

    He was their boy from day 1 .

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  5. Beb says:

    I think that Trump is perceptive enough to understand that a war with Iran would end his presidency. I don’t know why Bolton and Pompeo are too stupid to realize that it would also sweep them into the dust bin of history.

    • Replies: @tomgreg
    , @follyofwar
  6. Paw says:
    @mark green

    Those ends. How many trillions more they need to defeat the primitive poorly armed Iran.
    Again and they have their tails between legs. And they are not the First ,nor the first time.

  7. tomgreg says:
    @Beb

    Expect the war to start in about 18 months.

  8. Beb says:

    @tomgreg

    How I hope that you are wrong! How I fear that you may be right. If a war starts, it will be an unmitigated disaster.

    • Replies: @tomgreg
  9. tomgreg says:
    @Beb

    Agreed. It would be horrible. But, if Trump doesn’t start a war before the election, there’s a good chance that he gets another term. The person most likely to beat him, Bernie, in my humble opinion, will again get blocked by the DNC. We’ll see. Peace.

  10. Realist says:

    President Trump has a very serious decision to make. He is being frog-marched into war by his neocons and his Middle East “partners.” He has very little time left to change course.

    Ron I thought you were smarter than that. Trump is a Deep Stater hence his picks of dumbass warmongers. Explain why Trump chose Bolton and Pompeo?

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    , @Rurik
  11. @Beb

    To pigs like Bolton and Pompeo, starting a war with Iran would not sweep them “into the dustbin of history.” It doesn’t matter to them if Trump wins re-election, as their plan is to start the war well before then. They, like VP Pence, were never down with Trump’s MAGA agenda in the first place. Rather, it would make them heroes to the Israel-firsters. Statues of them would probably be erected in Jerusalem (I’m only half joking). And, even more importantly, this war, in their sick minds, could become the Christian-Zionists much longed for Battle of Armageddon, leading to Christ’s Second Coming.

  12. There is evidence President Trump is hesitant about attacking Iran, justifiably concerned about an even larger conflict, but has ‘very little time left to change course.’ If only he could be made aware of the serious risks, and consequences, of launching a war he might put a stop to such plans. The danger is confrontation with Russia or China (quite possibly both). They have vital interests to protect in the region; like Tehran, cannot back down. This would mean world war, ending his presidency in conflagration, his second term and legacy in ashes.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  13. @Realist

    There is a very good chance that Trump did not choose the malignant retards Bolton and Pompeo. They may have been forced on him somehow by the Deep State, and of course the Israel First tag-team known as Javanka may have played a role in bringing these crazed Christian Zionists onboard.

  14. Realist says:

    There is a very good chance that Trump did not choose the malignant retards Bolton and Pompeo.

    That is an excuse. There is no proof of that.

    They may have been forced on him somehow by the Deep State, and of course the Israel First tag-team known as Javanka may have played a role in bringing these crazed Christian Zionists onboard.

    So Trump is being controlled by his daughter??? That makes him a useless dumbass.

    The simplest explanation is Trump is a Deep Stater.

  15. Rurik says:
    @Realist

    Explain why Trump chose Bolton and Pompeo?

    because this man

    owns the GOP

    • Replies: @Realist
  16. Realist says:
    @Rurik

    Exactly Trump is part of the Deep State….as I said.

  17. @Other Side

    Trump was jewish player from start. . .He was their boy from day 1 .

    Really? 71% of Jewish voters were apparently late getting that memo.

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