The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 Ivan Kesić Archive
The Newest US Anti-Iran Sanctions: Null Effect in Political-Economic Terms, But Revealing Hidden Messages
🔊 Listen RSS
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


=>

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeThanksLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

The US anti-Iran sanctions strike again. Not counting the renewed sanctions that came back in force following the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), US officials have also imposed a number of new ones in recent weeks. In late 2018, the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered the United States to stop the sanctions, as judges in The Hague unanimously ruled that the sanctions on some goods breached a 1955 friendship treaty between Iran and the US. Trump’s administration yet cares very little about international law and agreements. In response to the ICJ decision, United States withdrew from the mentioned bilateral agreement, as well as from the optional protocol under the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations. Shortly afterwards, new wave of anti-Iran sanctions followed.

First, at the end of March, the US Treasury imposed new sanctions on a network of banks, companies and individuals spanning across Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, claiming they all belong to the IRGC’s support network. Two weeks later, Tehran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US Department of State. The move is understandable given the IRGC’s counter-terrorism role in the region and the US pervasive frustration with the defeat of their mercenaries, the true terrorist butchers. The anti-IRGC sanctions themselves are quite ridiculous considering that it is a respectable self-sufficient organization with indigenous weapons, independent of foreign imports or cooperation, as is the case with Saudi Arabia and similar US puppets. Less than ten days after the official designation, the US administration granted important exemptions to new sanctions on IRGC, watering down the effects of the measures.

At the end of June, only four days after IRGC shot down a US RQ-4A Global Hawk surveillance drone in Iran’s airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions. This sanctions are aimed at denying Iran’s leadership access to financial resources, blocking them from using the United States financial system or having access to any assets in the United States. Taking into account that none of targeted individuals has financial resources or assets there, sanctions are merely symbolic, a pathetic act of revenge for shoot-down of a spy drone. In American propaganda fairy-tales, the Iranian leader may own billions, but in reality he is widely known for a modest life and there’s no trace of anything which could prove otherwise.

Finally, in early August Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, also found himself under the attack of sanctions. “It has no effect on me or my family, as I have no property or interests outside of Iran, thank you for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda,” Zarif tweeted. He further explained that earlier in New York he had been invited to meet Trump in the White House, but turned down the offer despite the threat of sanctions because he didn’t want to participate in Trump’s dishonest public performances. The US explanation for sanctions against Zarif is equally laughable: “Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s Supreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world,” Treasury Secretary said in a statement. “The US’ reason for designating me is that I am Iran’s primary spokesperson around the world, is the truth really that painful?” Zarif responded.

Of particular interest here is that the US regime chose to treat Khamenei and Zarif equally, regardless of their different political views. And without any doubt, these differences in political approaches are result of two different life paths. Khamenei was one of the key figures in the 1979 Islamic revolution and thereafter actively participated in the fight against Iraqi-American aggression. In the same time, 17-year-old Zarif moved to New York within several weeks in the midst of the 1979 revolution, and during the 1980s he attended the US schools and universities, earning PhD in international law and policy. Both his daughter and son were born in the United States.

A nonpartisan politician, never affiliated with any political party in Iran, Zarif belongs to what is popularly called “moderate” in the Western media. These are Iranians who believe that sustainable cooperation with the US is possible and that anti-Iranian hostilities are the responsibility of older individual governments. Even though the US did not make any goodwill gesture at the time, Zarif remained committed to improving ties. He was closely linked with developing the so-called Grand bargain, a plan to resolve outstanding issues between two countries, and in the 2000s he held private meetings with a number of US politicians, including then-Senators. In the mid-2010s, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Rouhani’s government, has made tremendous efforts in negotiations with the six great powers to achieve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). After the nuclear deal was signed in July 2015, Zarif enthusiastically called it as “a remarkable and historic.”

In contrast to Zarif, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei was much more balanced: “The Americans say that they want to negotiate with Iran. Well, it has been several years that they say they want to negotiate with us. But I am not optimistic, because experience has proved that Americans are unreliable, unreasonable and dishonest when they approach us. I do not trust these negotiations and I am not optimistic about them. However, if they want to negotiate, they can do it”, Khamenei said in November 2013.

One month before the nuclear deal had been reached, Khamenei held his prophetic speech: “Despite the fact that I was not optimistic about negotiating with the US, I did not express my opposition to these specific negotiations and I supported the team of negotiators wholeheartedly. The other side – which is an obstinate and deceitful side, which goes back on its promises, is into the habit of backstabbing and has a tendency to do such evil things – may want to confine our country, our people, and our negotiators inside a circle on the details of the issue. I have never been optimistic about negotiations with the US. This pessimism is not based on an illusion – rather, it is based on experience. We have experienced it. If one day you have access to the details of these events and do the writings about these days, you will definitely see how we gained this experience. We have experienced it. Do not trust them. This is because when they have crossed the bridge, they will turn around and make you a laughingstock.”

With the Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal in May 2018, everything Khamenei said proved to be correct. Khamenei’s stances on the agreement hardly fit into the American narrative about “autocrat” that controls all segments of Iran’s political life. He did not believe in the success of the agreement from the beginning and expressed his disagreement in many of his speeches, but still he left the final decision to Iran’s Parliament. In theory, Khamenei has a veto power, but in practice it’s hard to find an example when he used it.

Regarding Zarif, he and other “moderates,” celebrated as pragmatists in the Western media, must have experienced a bitter awakening. On the other hand, those who were referred by the same media as “irrational hardliners,” proved to be realists. The idea that America would change its stance on Iran and sustainable bilateral relationship could be developed, proved to be a pure utopia. Regardless of political stance or position, the US sanctions indicate that Washington will treat all Iranians equally. Supreme Leader Khamenei, Western-educated Zarif, stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani, or Iranian child cancer patient, doesn’t make a difference. The same principle applies to the IRGC elite army or Setad, a humanitarian organization which was among the most active ones in saving victims of the recent Iran floods, and participates in developing rare pharmaceutical products. Those who thought that Iranians should change their stance on America are naive, in fact, Americans should go a long way to change their stance on Iran.

Ivan Kesić is a Croatia-based freelance writer and open-source data analyst. He worked as a writer at the Cultural Center of Iran in Zagreb from 2010 to 2016. His article has appeared on the Consortium News, the Anti War, the Strategic Culture, & Mintpress News among the many.

 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Media, Iran, Neocons 
Of Related Interest
How easy it is to give awards to terrorists
In lieu of an normal introduction: the eternally evolving BDA
Hide 52 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to Ignore...to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
    []
  1. What’s is the ‘hidden message’ in Trump’s crusade and escalating sanctions against Iran? I think I missed it.

    Not one word about the pro-Israel lobby in this entire article. How come?

    Are we to believe that Zio-Washington’s ruthless sanctions policies as well as its insatiable enmity towards Iran are completely home grown, based strictly on US security interests, and ethically balanced?

    I think not. This article disappoints.

    • Agree: Miro23, chris
  2. Half-Jap says:
    @mark green

    The message was too subtle for us dolts to notice, I am sad to say.
    IF one message is about the US not caring to distinguish the various kinds of Iranians, then I wonder where the author has been all this time.

  3. Miro23 says:

    “If one day you have access to the details of these events and do the writings about these days, you will definitely see how we gained this experience. We have experienced it. Do not trust them. This is because when they have crossed the bridge, they will turn around and make you a laughingstock.”

    Khamenei is speaking for the Iranians – but he may as well be speaking for the US public.

    If one day, the US public have access to details of events such as WMD, the Iraq war, the 9/11 fakery, Congressional corruption, political blackmail, Pizzagate and details about places like Epstein’s golden domed temple or how the Associated Press handles “news”, then they wouldn’t trust Jewish activists either.

    The US public have no problem at all with the Iranians (or Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians), but the US has already destroyed these countries (and plans to do the same to Iran). Jewish activists working through their Federal Reserve put every US taxpayer (i.e. the Anglo middle class) something like $ 20.000 in debt to pay for it, with the debt being money that the US public has to pay back through either increased taxes, a devalued dollar or infrastructure and services that the state can no longer provide.

    Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu insists on the destruction of Iran.

    However, as usual, he’s not going to risk one Shekel or drop of Israeli blood. It’s all down to Israel’s “greatest ally” the United States and their mostly Anglo soldiers and Anglo taxpayers. They can get their ships sunk, their aircraft shot down, thousands of their men killed and take on further $ trillions in debt.

    Netanyahu and his US Zionist / Cultural Bolshevik friends couldn’t care less about the Deplorables and already have plenty of experience in kicking them around.

    • Agree: El Dato, Robjil
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  4. A welcome to Unz for the Croatian author of this article, Ivan Kesić

    OT, but a topic suggestion for Mr Kesić – It is reported on the web that another Croat, Ivan Krštić, is holding hostage and refusing to release, a very important cultural archive item, the high-quality, unedited original of the famous ‘Serbia Strong’ video from 1993-95, performed by four Bosnian Serb soldiers near Knin, Croatia, when that region was under the control of the ‘Republika Srpska’ during the 1992-96 conflict

    Ivan Krštić apparently now controls some of the archives of the Serbian-era ‘Knin TV’, taking them over from Croatian documentary filmmaker Pavle Vranjican

    People across the world are very eager to see the original without the add-on edits (scenes of Radovan Karadžić in court etc) – the closest we have to the original, is apparently this one here, 3m35 (no subtitles on this one, but subtitled versions with more modifications are widely available)

    That battle song in the video, gained some infamy by being part of the ‘soundtrack’ for the ‘Brenton Tarrant mosque shooting video’, but has a lot of merit and interest independently of that … Four humble oldiers in the middle of risking their lives, fighting for a homeland they lost, taking time to express themselves musically, and doing so very impressively

    The keyboardist in the video, Slobodan Vrga, has written about trying to get the original video. The singer is Zeljko Grmusa, the trumpeter Nenad Tintor, but we apparently don’t know the name of the accordionist, aside from him being from Slavonia

    The info on ‘Know Your Meme’ about this video, giving alleged names for the accordionist and ‘producer’ are quite erroneous, according to keyboardist Vrga, who has a YouTube channel

    Apparently in this video, Ivan Krštić claims to have the unseen original, and that he intends never to release it, a great cultural shame

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  5. Alfred says:

    The article explains nicely how the USA treats all Iranians with contempt. But there is nothing new there. It was always the case. Before the Americans, the British did the same.

    In my Latin primer, the Persians were always the enemy. Some things never change.

    Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer 1st Edition (1965)

    BTW, I had the previous edition

    • Replies: @Moi
  6. A worthwhile article but not sure that I read the hidden messages right since they remained hidden.

  7. We have centuries of examples and experience that the US government can not be trusted and its made of such people running US corps. A fascist dictatorship running a puppet mouth piece. And it seems by now every department is a run by warlords just out for profits. Look at most police departments who survive on the bonus they confiscated from ordinary citizens who have done nothing wrong.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @TKK
  8. Mike-SMO says:

    Whine. Whine.

    Whenever something is done to a “country”, The “people” are always hurt. Kinetic or economic, the “people” get hit first. The “ministers” always have the wine and caviar until they don’t.

    The IRGC is spending buckets of money in Yemen, Syria, and (I read) in sub-Saharan Africa. They are likely harming the Iranian economy more than the US sanctions. President Trump currently is just blocking some of their minor options.

    After all, we want them to know that we care. {/s}

    The IRGC was set up to be a political force independent of the Iranian national military. The IRGC/Quds/HezbAllah have slipped their leash. The graft and corruption of the IRGC has all but destroyed the economy of Iran before President Trump ever lifted his pen.

    President Trump is giving the Iranian “leadership” the opportunity to decide whether they fear the IRGC or the Iranian people more. The IRGC can probably crush any revolt from below, but that would make the “Bearded Ladies” low level employees of the “plow boys” in the Guard. The Guard wasn’t picked for intelligence, theological purity, or “humanity”.

    Note that the IRGC has been openly and ineptly attacking or seizing tankers, hoping to hide behind an overt conflict between Iran and the US/Israel/S_Arabia/UK/etc. Who in Iran would dare challenge the IRGC when the motherland [what is the Persian term for Rodina?] is under attack? In the mean time, the IRGC clients, HezbAllah (Syrian Front) and the Houthi drug lords get to test the newest US and Israeli weapons while burning huge piles of Iranian cash. What is not to like?

    The Iranian economy is already in the crapper, and the “plow boys” have already been working on “strategic” weapons. The Trump approach just adds a bit of intramural stress to the Iranian “teams”. Makes it harder to run intricate plays when everyone is looking over their shoulder.

    • Troll: L.K
    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Rev. Spooner
  9. Biff says:
    @Igor Bundy

    Look at most police departments who survive on the bonus they confiscated from ordinary citizens who have done nothing wrong.

    The U.S. economy is based on plunder, and when international plundering efforts become too difficult, they will turn their efforts inward to the domestic population.

    • Replies: @Anon
  10. Herald says:
    @mark green

    While not nearly as important as the bloated zio-lobby, there are other areas of interest worth exploring in regard to Iran and US relations. Screaming Israel at every turn, whilst very understandable, does not allow room for this to happen.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  11. Zumbuddi says:

    Perhaps the (new to Unz) author will follow up with a more powerfully written article on the detention of stem cell scientist Masoud Soleimani.

    Kesic links to an article in Antiwar, but it deserves further attention.

    U S agents seized Dr Soleimani at an Atlanta airport late last year; He’s been held without a bond hearing ever since.

    That story fits the “hidden message” theme: any scientist who outshines Israel or Jews must be stopped: “Kill all the best gentiles,” because the only way those POS Jews can measure up to their own propaganda is by rigging the game.

    The message Bibi & his US henchmen are sending is that Israeli Jews are so inferior, so out-classed, such losers, that they’re incapable of competing on a level playing playing field.

    The Star of David — banner of world class losers.

    • Agree: Alfred
  12. @mark green

    Yes, the title doesn’t seem to bear much relationship to the body of the story.

    I think what the author means is that the inclination of the US to treat “hardliners” like the Supreme Leader and “moderates” like the FM, as essentially undifferentiated when it serves the interests of bringing Iran to its knees is illustrative of the true nature of US policy.

    A better title would have been “The Newest US Anti-Iran Sanctions: Null Effect in Political-Economic Terms But Revealing Nonetheless.”

    It’s not a great piece, but the point is still of some interest.

    • Replies: @Republic
  13. The zio/US and Israel are rogue terrorist nations that created and fund and supply AL CIADA aka ISIS and all offshoots of the same and use these created terrorists to undermine and destroy mideast countries for the benefit of zionist Israels greater Israel agenda which has the goal of conquering the whole middle east!

    Iran is next on the list and the word is that the zio/US will strike Iran this fall in accordance with the plans of the dual citizen zionists who control the zio/US. If this happens Russia will come in on the side of Iran and the war will go nuclear and then the zionists will finally have the armageddon that they have been seeking!

    This attack on Iran has been in the planning for years and years and will end up destroying both zionist Israel and Iran and millions will die, all because of the satanic zionist lust for death and destruction!

  14. The American government is chock full of Christian Zionist and/or severely radicalized Chabad Lubavitcher’s. American citizens are not represented in D.C. All foreign decisions are made based on what’s good for Israhell.

    Our owners are all Jewish, and we are slaves that serve at their pleasure. Until we figure out how destroy this wretched parasite nothing will change.

    “This ain’t technological breakdown, oh no, this is the road to hell”

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  15. Moi says:
    @Alfred

    The US Government treats its own citizens with contempt. But the people have earned this contempt by allowing the government to usurp their constitutionally guaranteed rights. The people are comatose.

  16. Zumbuddi says:
    @Herald

    Enlighten us, Herald:

    What are those “other areas of US – Iran relations” that are so contentious that the US public and US businesses are better off exacerbating past tensions rather than engaging in trade & cultural exchange with an ancient, real (not mythical / propa-gandistic) cohesive culture and 70 million-strong market bursting with pent-up demand?

    What MBA program insists that it is preferable to invest — make that “subsidize” 7 million Israelis w/ $billions, even $trillions, rather than carry on robust trade with a nation of 70 million possessing abundant resources and a dynamic, educated populace, many of whom are well-acquainted with American commercial systems from decades of past interaction?
    It’s a ten -to- one bet. What third-grader running a lemonade stand doesn’t see that?

    Sanctioning Iran, especially while subsidizing Israel, will go down in the MBA casebooks as the most ill-advised, destructive and costly deal any businessman / leader has ever made.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  17. Agent76 says:

    May 4, 2019 America’s Blueprint for Global Domination: From “Containment” to “Pre-emptive War”. The 1948 Truman Doctrine

    We bring to the attention of our readers the writings as well as an analysis of George F. Kennan (1948) which constitute the foreign policy cornerstone of the “‘Truman doctrine.” These documents have a direct bearing on US foreign policy and military doctrine under the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

    https://madhousenews.com/2019/05/americas-blueprint-for-global-domination-from-containment-to-pre-emptive-war-the-1948-truman-doctrine/

    Sep 11, 2011 General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years

    “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

  18. Agent76 says:

    August 5, 2019 An Attack on Iran Would be an Attack on Russia

    Moscow is proposing a diametrically opposed vision to Western sanctions, threats and economic war, one that is drawing it ever closer to Tehran

    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/article/attack-on-iran-would-be-an-attack-on-russia/

    Jun 15, 2019 IRAN: The Biggest Love

    Ali, a follower of Christ in Iran, and his family have experienced God’s rescue numerous times. First, God rescued Ali’s father from alcoholism. Then Jesus rescued Ali from drug addiction and hopelessness.

  19. Avery says:
    @Mike-SMO

    {Whine. Whine.}

    Lie, Lie. And lie some more about Iran.

    One example: ‘Note that the IRGC has been openly and ineptly attacking or seizing tankers’.

    Note that Britain (illegally) seized an Iranian tanker _first_: whatever IRGC did (or din’t do) is in direct response to illegal acts by Anglo-American Neocon imperialists, working on behalf of foreign interests.

    Same Anglo-American imperialist scum who launched Operation Ajax, the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected leader of Iran in 1953.

    More recently, in 2004, Iran seized then released British patrol (spy) boats that had intruded into Iranian territorial waters, supposedly by “mistake”. Brits initially denied, but later admitted they were inside Iranian territorial waters.

    More recently, in 2016, two (2) armed US patrol (spy) boats were seized by Iran: both boats supposedly had failure of navigational equipment,……and found themselves in Iranian territorial waters. Suuuuuure, why not.

    • Replies: @Mr.Perfect
  20. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:
    @Biff

    ” . . .They WILL turn” ??

    Check out the review of Eric Kaufman’s book: “whites” are already under attack by the government they established,

    But which was overthrown by zionists over a century ago.

    Since then, zionists have used the parasitized “domestic population” to systematically plunder others, to the benefit of the parasite, and will shortly replace the depleted host with a new, perhaps more readily compliant host.

  21. …is the truth really that painful?

    Compulsive liars are immune to the pain of truth. They manufacture their own “truth” and shove it down our throats, with the help of an incredibly servile and poor excuse for journalism, known as the MSM. Empire is about foisting imagined realities on the weak, the vulnerable and those seeking to pursue independent avenues in the service of their own national interests, not those of Empire.

    Consider the ultimate lie of the US being a force for good and the blatant threat by Pompeo to Iran: “Iran must listen to the US if they want their people to eat”. Deliberate starvation of an entire country – women, children, the elderly and all, has become fair game and not a word from the soldiers of human rights and democracy abroad or the “Free” press at home.

    Above all, a crucial missing component in the article is the Zionist tail wagging the American dog. This is what it all boils down to. But – and this needs stating, the Iran thing is headed for failure. This time another undeclared war, failing before it has even begun. And the number of failures keep adding up; long may that continue.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  22. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    When one country , any country , has a prosperous and creative economy always advocates for ” free trade ” , hoping to conquer more foreing markets .

    When a country , any country , has a mediocre economy invaded by foreing products is ” anti free trade ” and demads tariffs , protection for the national economy .

    That is life , that is history .

    The US is now in the second position , but the US still enjoys the advantage of the dollar as the first currency in the world and is using the dollar as a weapon to punish rivals with ” sanctions ” both economic and political , what has a certain logic .

    But the US is not only punishing rivals but one gets the impression that the US is punishing friends , allies , as well , what is more difficult to understand . For instance the EU lost important markets in Russia and other countries because of US sanctions to Russia and other countries , like Iran .

    You should say something about it Kasic , spetially being croat . You croats must have an opinion with your history of ustachas and Jasenovacs , with your demolition of Yugoslavia for the benefit of the USA , and for the shame of Europe ,

    The US is santioning Venezuela , Cuba , Russia ,China, the EU , Iran and other islamic countries ….. now the US is punishing economically friendly Argentina , while President Macri was licking the shoes of Trump .

    It is very difficult to understand why the US is attacking so many countries at the same time , foes and friends alike . I do not undestand it , spetially attacking friends . I am affraid that sooner or later there will be a movement against the US , or an atomic WW3 . What do you think ?

  23. @Avery

    My Persian informant paints a somewhat less glorious picture of the IRGC.

  24. Avery says:
    @Mr.Perfect

    Where in my post did I praise IRGC as, quote, ‘glorious’?
    Show it to me.

    Both US and UK are far, far, far away from Iran: both are actively working to cause damage to and/or wreck a sovereign nation, which has done nothing to either US or UK. IRGC, being, you know, Iranian Revolutionary Guard, is doing whatever it can to defend Iran, their county, from foreign aggressors.

    (see my post above about Operation Ajax – in 1953)

  25. anon[117] • Disclaimer says:

    US Plans for Secret Direct Talks With Yemen’s Houthis
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-plans-to-open-direct-talks-with-iran-backed-houthis-in-yemen-11566898204

    and Houthi drug lords spell as Israel in Hebrew . That entire country is based on death of other ,destruction of other and its religion and philosophy play the supporting forces in keeping the system alive . But for how long ?

  26. There IS a hidden message. It is the US will sign n an agreement with you and then give you the shaft !

  27. @Miro23

    Hi Miro23, I think most on this message board haven’t “liked” or responded to your comment as they are too embarrassed.
    American foreign policy makes more sense if you assume that America is colony and occupied by a foreign country.

  28. @Mike-SMO

    Mike-SMO, lets not do it for Shekels. I have a video tape of Trump marrying Mother Theresa with Calcutta’s destitute holding candles.
    Join the human community (not zionists) and let us know how Jeff Epstein was done in.

  29. @Johnny Walker Read

    And how does one defend against a pathogen? One does it by isolating it.
    And there is a country designated for this.
    Americans should take the first step as they are infected more than most.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  30. TKK says:
    @Igor Bundy

    Sorry Dorothy,

    But that’s every country in the world.

    You think Rouhani is an ethical straight shooter? Man of his word?

    He’s a scary guy. Just like anyone who claws their way to power in the modern world.

    The days of Abraham Lincoln giving a young man his bar exam while scrubbing himself in the metal bath tub in a cabin in the woods are over. ( Yep, that’s weird).

    What makes the United States so repulsive is the refusal of the establishment to admit that they are as corrupt as the usual suspects. Indeed, perhaps more so.

    That’s all we’re fussing about now.

    There are some outposts of justice still left in the USA, which are usually found in personal injury verdicts by jury trials.

    The old working class- The people who take showers after work – Usually come up with the right answer. These people are completely shut out from the corridors of power. And often their verdicts are overturned by spineless liberal appellate judges.

    When I was in Cambodia, I had a driver named Sam. The traffic in Phnom Penh was just too chaotic to risk, so I hopped on his motorcycle to get out of town.

    We spent so much time together. What a great guy. Toward the end of my stay, I said to him: Sam, Cambodia feel safe but something inside me tells me it’s actually dangerous. That I am in a dream.

    He said solemnly: If you think Cambodia is safe, you should not be in Cambodia.

    It’s all sound and fury now. This sounds disturbing and macabre , but the only real change will come is when –

    …politicians and treasonous media personalities and certain elites and banking gangsters are hanging from bridges, a la Sinaloan style.

    The litmus test was Epstein. If we swallowed that, it’s no holds barred now.

    Brutality is the only way.

  31. Yadayada says:

    Wherever the word ‘American’ appears, insert the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’. This is the truth. We have no rights, franchise or agency. Vote all you want, you’ll just be choosing from among the puppets that the Jew oligarchs have chosen and molded with their ready cash. Their compulsion to destroy knows no limits. They’re hoping that Iran is next on their long march to have their own planet.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  32. @Rev. Spooner

    And how does one defend against a pathogen? One does it by isolating it.

    That didn’t work out well for Germany 85+ years ago, at which time it noted that the US was already well infected.

  33. HEREDOT says:

    Unless all Jewish scumbags are exiled, humanity will not breathe freely. Banks, companies, wallstreet, London stock exchange should be blown up immediately

  34. Art says:

    Although most of this article is factually true – it is a big lie, because it doesn’t tell the whole truth.

    It speaks about the ME – but never uses the J word or I word or Z word. The author succumbs to Jew coercion.

    Only if the “Jew” word is openly spoken – will there be any hope of reversing the strangle hold Jews hold over the West.

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @Miro23
  35. Miro23 says:
    @Art

    Only if the “Jew” word is openly spoken – will there be any hope of reversing the strangle hold Jews hold over the West.

    Well, yes. This is basically it. If excess Jewish power is openly discussed in a matter of fact way, then we are half way to reducing it.

    This is why the whole thing is 100% emotionalized so that the “J” word leads to hysterical outbursts about the 6 million, Nazis, gas chambers etc. It’s a spectacular con supported by the Jewish owned media, Jewish entrapped politicians and SJW academia.

    They know that if conversations about Jewish influence join the world of normal discourse then it’s all over for them.

  36. Republic says:
    @Oscar Peterson

    “The Newest US Anti-Iran Sanctions: Null Effect in Political-Economic Terms But Revealing Nonetheless.”

    It is revealing because it shows that the US is losing power in the world.

  37. Very good article! Thanks.
    The US foreign policies are totally controlled by the Zio/MIC 200%! Review Eisenhower’s forewarnings to the American people at no avail! The CEO of the GE company proposed the MIC under the philosophy of “ PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY”. Well after about 70 years about half of the pentagon’s budget is funneling into the ZIO/MIC and their subservients pockets!
    This trend doesn’t stop until the MIC is dismantled and a few of the subservients are put on trial publicly.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Michael1919
  38. Art says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Eisenhower’s forewarnings to the American people at no avail! The CEO of the GE company proposed the MIC under the philosophy of “ PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY”. Well after about 70 years about half of the pentagon’s budget is funneling into the ZIO/MIC and their subservients pockets!

    Tulsi Gabbard — 1.20

    Think Peace — Art

    • Replies: @anon
  39. @Justsaying

    with the help of an incredibly servile and poor excuse for journalism, known as the MSM.

    This is a misunderstanding. The MSM is not incredibly servile and weak, it is a very effective part of the propaganda arm of the ruling class. Anyone who does not understand that is not looking at reality sufficiently closely.
    They magnify lies that the RC wants told, they suppress or minify stories that the RC does not want told they distract with utter garbage about celebrities, Royals and sportspeople and they lie about things that never happened too.. This is not weakness or failure, it is carefully planned and executed propaganda.

  40. @Mr.Perfect

    August 31, 2019 at 5:03 pm GMT • 100 Words
    My Persian informant paints a somewhat less glorious picture of the IRGC.
    So, your anonymous self quotes an anonymous friend as not commending the IRGC as “glorious”. And what are we supposed to make of that?

    Just how close is your friend to the IRGC and their actions? How reliable is he? What reason do we have to believe either him or you?

    I have seen a few really feeble posts in UR (Not many, I’m happy to say!) but this must be pushing record-breaking status.

  41. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    From the same author:

    The US is Waging a Quiet Scientific War Against Iran

    {Lured and detained: the case of Masoud Soleimani
    Top Iranian stem cell scientist Dr. Masoud Soleimani, a professor and biomedical researcher at the Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, was one of numerous Iranian scientists who freely cooperated with their US counterparts. In mid-2018, Soleimani had been invited by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to conduct a research program and to undertake a six-month study there, so he left for the US on 22 October 2018.}

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/united-states-waging-war-iran-scientist/259008/

  42. Hossein says:

    There will be no attack against Iran. The ruthless and tyrannical Mullas have benefitted the empire greatly by barking at their neighbors and threatening them for the last 40 year forcing them to buy hundreds of billions in weaponry from merchants of death whom the mullas refer to as “great Satan”. Their cooperation with the west during Iraq war is proof of their subservience to imperial shenanigans.

    Trump has no interest whatsoever to engage the mullas in any wars even though the mighty US military power can obliterate the mullas easily . He actually wants to make a deal with them that will help them save their rotten regime from collapsing and become a small useful partners in imperial plan for the middle east giving them the impression ,false one, that they have reestablish their glorious “Persian empire”.

    The mullas are back stabbing bunch and it is sad and shocking that they get support from some conservatives and progressives . it is my prediction that they will make a deal with Trump regime abandoning likes of Hizbulla and emerge as the Gendarmes of the Gulf as the Shah became under Nixon doctrine.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  43. @mark green

    They hate us for our “freedom” did you know Christians in Iraq got Butchered cuz we did nothing to help them there but tried to create a Kurdish ethnostate which untied Sunni and Shia with Persia making them a 1000 times more stronger maybe that was the entire point to strip away the crumbs of any good will we had left in the World

  44. @Monty Ahwazi

    As much as I pains me to say the economic miracle in Germany was re-armament but my God at least back then they had a carrot America coped Germany love the newsreels we were fash for s couple years

  45. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hossein

    You the liar zionist jew cannot fool anyone barking under name of ‘Hossein’.

    You the criminal Jewish mafia will soon be destroyed.

    • Replies: @Hossein
  46. Hossein says:
    @anonymous

    Horse shit. You are nothing but an apologist for a theocratic regime that along with the government of Rabbis has turned the middle east into a shit hole of sectarianism.

    The Mullas are criminals and so are the ruling rabbis of apartheid dump. And surprisingly both of these disgusting regimes are involved in ethnic cleansing and practice of Apartheid in their respective countries.

    Do a bit of research and see what the Mullas have done to their ethnic minorities and how they are forcing the debunked”Aryanism” down the throats of non persians who make up almost more than 50% of the population.

    Do some research you moron and then come back and bark for your Ayatullas of rock and rolla.

    Cheers and stop this rubbish,

    • Replies: @anonymous
  47. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hossein

    [You are nothing but an apologist for a theocratic regime that along with the government of Rabbis has turned the middle east into a shit hole of sectarianism.]

    You, like your master Trump, are a zionist pimp who repeat zionist lies to fool others.
    No one pays any attention to zionist criminals, idiot.

    Read about your master and their crimes against humanity now.

    Anyone with shallow knowledge of history knows who are your masters who want to take over the world by terror, mass murder, invasion and lies and deception. Just remember Oded Yinon and “a clean break’ and 9/11 staged by your masters where you promote for dummies like yourself.

    [for a theocratic regime that along with the government of Rabbis has turned the middle east into a shit hole of sectarianism.]

    For the knowledge of illiterate zionist criminal pimps we should remind them that what the criminal zionist pimps and their behind kissers are saying about Iran, which is 100% lies, using sectarianism and putting one against the other is the signature of zionism and imperialism that YOU SERVE their interest.
    Only the criminal zionists and their pawns, the traitor kurds, say such a lies.
    The only response to these criminals is shut up and fuck off from our region NOW.

    YOU WILL BE DESTROYED SOON, criminals.

  48. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Iran killed the criminal’s project “Greater Middle East Project” into garbage can where made their servants, the traitor kurds, very angry. All zionists and their pimps will be destroyed soon.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/end-greater-middle-east-project-case-kurdistan/5688146

    the zionist ‘Greater Israel’ and their project for kurdistan is DEAD.

  49. @Mr.Perfect

    Um did they fight ISIS help Assad win save the Syrian Christian’s from certain death? Lol like a rapid dog (((America))) is upset fear no longer works

  50. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art

    Good news from Iowa. (The DNC may think their 3rd debate is the end of the trail, lol. They don’t decide nothin.)
    Gabbard: ‘We are in this through the Iowa caucuses’

Current Commenter
says:

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All Ivan Kesić Comments via RSS