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When American voters cast their ballots last week, foreign policy was probably not at the top of their list of concerns. Misinformed by mainstream media to the point of virtual cognitive impairment, few Americans understand the devastatingly destructive role their country plays on the world stage. So there is something symbolically apropos about the spectacle of clueless Pennsylvania voters sending a cognitively-impaired senator to Washington to serve under a cognitively-impaired president, while a subset of those voters elected a dead man to state office. Think of it as a new zombie movie: Empire of the Living Dead.

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Zombie voters send zombie reps to Washington to pretend to preside over the unravelling of the brain-dead zombie empire. But the real masters of that empire, of course, are the neocon apparatchiks and the oligarchs who own them. It doesn’t much matter who occupies Congress and the White House—the elected government has no real say over decision-making. Even Ivy League political scientists paid to hide that reality are increasingly acknowledging it: Michael Glennon, for example, in National Security and the Double Government, persuasively argues that our elected leaders, like British monarchs, are mere figureheads, not policy-makers.

Since they are irrelevant to actual decision-making, neither the politicians nor the voters who elect them need to know much of anything about what is actually going on in the world. Theirs is not to reason why, but to regurgitate the “public myths” pumped out by the media propaganda machine. That’s why American voters for the most part don’t understand that their own government provoked the war in Ukraine. Nor do they understand that its goal is to cripple Germany and the EU as well as Russia.

West Asia: Terrorists ‘R’ US

Voters know even less about West Asia, where the US is behind an ongoing wave of terrorism in Iran, Pakistan, and most recently Turkey, where a bomb went off Sunday in a heavily-touristed district of central Istanbul, killing six people and injuring more than 80. The Turkish government immediately blamed the US, which arms, funds, trains, and runs the PKK-linked Syrian Kurdish militants behind the bombing.

Why would US leaders unleash terrorism in Turkey? To punish the Turkish government for moving ever-closer to Russia. (The bombing will scare off tourists, an ever-increasing number of whom are Russian, and harm Turkey’s economy.) From Washington’s point of view, Erdogan’s government is fueling the Russian war effort by moving to greatly increase trade with Russia and pay for Russian imports, including energy, in rubles. These moves are not only helping keep Russia afloat, but also threatening NATO cohesion and hastening the arrival of the day that the dollar loses its status as global reserve currency.

The US is also terrorizing Pakistan and Iran because those countries’ leaders, like Erdogan in Turkey, have the audacity to pursue their own national interests. In Pakistan, spooks from the American embassy—Raymond Davis clones— were the hidden hand behind the regime-change operation that overthrew Imran Khan’s government last April. The empire’s minions were punishing Khan for visiting Moscow shortly after Russia launched its SMO in Ukraine, as well as for his shunning the US and its IMF in favor of increased cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative and Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Since the US-orchestrated electoral coup, Khan’s party has won landslides in regional elections, and its leader is a shoo-in to return to power in the next national elections…assuming he remains alive.

On November 3, Khan miraculously survived a US-inspired assassination attempt. Caught in the crossfire between an MK-Ultra’d “religious fanatic” patsy on one side of his vehicle and a professional sniper firing from the window of a building on the other side, Khan survived only because a heroic bystander grabbed the patsy’s shooting arm, resulting in the bullets hitting Khan’s leg rather than his head or torso. His leg taken out, Kahn hit the floor as the sniper’s bullets whizzed through the space he had just vacated.

Killing Pakistani leaders is all in the day’s work for the CIA and its local stooges like US-installed Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif, interior minister Rana Sanaullah, and ISI honcho Major General Faisal—the three men Khan blames for the assassination attempt. Most Pakistanis believe him. They also believe that several of their past leaders were killed by the CIA, most obviously Gen. Zia ul-Haq, who was building ties with pro-Islam but non-US-approved forces in the region when he was taken out in a rigged plane crash.

US Terror War on Iran

The US terror campaigns against wavering “allies” Turkey and Pakistan are dwarfed by Washington’s decades-old war of terror against the Islamic Republic of Iran. And when it comes to Iran, the terrorists don’t even bother to cover their tracks. When Washington decided to kill the most popular public figure in Iran, Gen. Qasem Soleimani—who like Imran Khan was universally admired for his humble religiosity, impeccable honesty, competence, and charisma—it didn’t bother to create plausible deniability. Instead, the Americans lured Gen. Soleimani to Baghdad with a phony peace offer, than openly murdered him with a US military drone.

Today, the terror war on Iran has morphed into a regime change attempt involving US-paid murderers and thugs spreading chaos and terror under the false pretence that it is all some sort of human rights protest. As I wrote in this month’s Crescent International:

On September 15, Iran signed an agreement to become the ninth full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a group of Eurasian nations working together on economic, transit, infrastructure, and energy projects as an end-run around US-controlled institutions. The following day, September 16, protests broke out in several Iranian cities and quickly degenerated into riots. Though the unrest was ostensibly a response to the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who suddenly collapsed in judicial custody in unclear circumstances, the disturbances were almost certainly planned in advance by the CIA and its color revolution squad. Absent the Amini affair, the alphabet agency regime-change specialists would have fabricated another pretext… (full article)

The CIA’s regime-change thugs are not winning themselves many friends inside Iran.

Iranian NGOs say that around 17,000 Iranians have been killed by US-backed terrorists, the majority by the MEK, a bizarre hate cult that combines the worst features of ISIS and the Manson Family. Many well-known American figures, including Pompeo and Bolton, have accepted lavish bribes to be seen in public with the MEK lunatics, who are currently spearheading the wave of US-taxpayer-funded violence in Iran.

Is the American War of Terror Working?

Will blowing up civilians in Turkey, plotting to assassinate Pakistan’s all-time most popular leader, and sending thugs into the streets to terrorize Iranians succeed in promoting America’s legitimate national interests? Apparently our Deep State policy-makers think so. The neoconservatives constantly misquote Machievelli by saying “it is better to be feared than to be loved.” But thanks to the neocons, America is growing less feared and more despised. The entire West Asia region resents the way the neocons tried to destroy seven countries in five years in the wake of their 9/11 false flag. The utter failure of the neocon-inspired US wars on Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria has left the mighty Unipolar Empire looking like a paper tiger—and a world-class villain.

While blowing up shoppers in Turkey may scare away a few tourists, and shooting at Imran Khan may startle him and his supporters, and fomenting violence in Iran may unsettle the Iranians, at the end of the day the Turks, Pakistanis, and Iranians are likely to emerge from the current wave of US-fomented violence with a lasting grudge against America and a strong preference for a multipolar order. Once again, the neocons, who pretend to be such ardent American patriots, seem to be hastening the demise of the very empire they claim to champion.

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  1. Notsofast says:

    excellent article kevin, these important details you describe beautifully connect the dots, of these seemingly unconnected events. might i add that the official government response in turkiye, was to reject the u.s. condolences on the terrorist attack and they promised a response in kind.
    i would not want to be “serving” in an illegally occupied military base in syria right now.

  2. roonaldo says:

    You are right about the Zombie Empire. With rigged elections, comatose politicians, and remote-voting Congresscreepers, the controllers can sit back on their yachts and direct the puppet show.

    They tried to hide Hillary’s decrepit, collapsing state and half-hid Biden’s mental void, but now, with Fetterman, it is a new norm. And we mustn’t forget Nancy’s slurrful performances.

    Perhaps they’ll be formally elected for life and showcased in cryogenic coffins or have robotic twins carry on the legacy.

    Thanks for updates on Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey. Like you say, they despise the U.S. more than they fear it. They are rejecting the mark of the beast, and the beast will go on a killing spree rather than accept inevitable defeat.

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  3. Wokechoke says:

    Imran Khan was shot…wtf?

    First I’ve heard about it. That’s brazen.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @meamjojo
  4. The bottom line of the linked article referencing Machiavelli was that global corporations are sincere about their altruistic social concerns. In other words, give ’em a break because they may be earnestly woke rather then just throwing out a trendy PR smokescreen to cover up their fundamental mendacity and avarice.

    The views expressed are not necessarily etc etc

  5. Biff says:

    Imran Khan was shot…wtf?

    First I’ve heard about it.

    Censorship by omission – Kosher media strikes again.

    • Replies: @James Charles
  6. meamjojo says:

    Stop depending on UNZ for mainstream news. D’oh.

    • Replies: @satya
    , @Wokechoke
  7. meamjojo says:

    I said it would happen. Stay tuned!
    UN General Assembly calls for Russia to pay Ukraine war reparations
    14 Nov 2022

    The UN General Assembly on Monday approved a resolution saying Russia must be held accountable for violations of international law related to the war in Ukraine, including by paying war reparations.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @anon
  8. meamjojo says:

    Mark my words. Zelenski will be Time mags ‘Man of the Year’ for 2022 and possibly the next UN president!
    Emboldened Zelensky says Russia’s war “can be stopped”
    14 Nov 2022

    BALI, Indonesia — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky told the G20 leaders’ summit in Indonesia on Tuesday the liberation of Kherson from Russian forces marked a turning point in the war, according to an English translation of the speech obtained by Axios.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  9. anonymous[233] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe if Iran was less brutal and barbaric about its implementation of Abrahamic holy book shariah law – with Iran:
    – burying women alive up to their necks and stoning them to death
    – amputating fingers and limbs
    – flogging people bloody
    – hanging hundreds of people each year using slow-torture techniques that can have smaller victims, especially women, strangling to death for nearly an hour

    Maybe if Iran stopped all that mediaeval barbaric horror, the protestors and rebels would be less brutal themselves

    No excuse either for the USA or China or the many other nations using the death penalty, lethal injection itself being sometimes a slow-torture horror, people poked with needles and wheezing sometimes for nearly an hour before death

    Sure the ‘Iran nuclear’ stuff is all nonsense, and Israelis and the US and the West have been goons against Iran … but there’s no excusing Iran for its satanic psychopathic shariah horrors

  10. Kali says:

    … the neocons … seem to be hastening the demise of the … empire

    Wonderful news! 🙂

    So whilst they’re busy doing half of our job for us, maybe we’d be wise to spend more of our time focusing on the bright future that awaits our children, and creating for them, from the roots up, systems of mutual suport and cooperation for mutual good, so that they may pass on said “bright future” to their children (our grandchildren).

    Food, shelter, clothing, fuel. And love, of course. The very small list of things needed to sustain our living expression.

    I don’t know about you lot but I reckon, between us, we can manage to pass such simple things on. (Not the zombies (who exist all over “the west”, not just in your neck of the woods) of course. For better or worse, they’re now lost to us.)

    Anyway, think small! – How many lightbulbs does it take to render the fucking stupid “economy-stupid” null and void to a population who’s central focus is the thrival of its progeny?

    Great article Kevin. Thank you.

    You should write more. 🙂


  11. @anonymous

    Have you ever actually BEEN to Iran? I have, six or seven times, and my American Christian friends who have gone, like E. Michael Jones and Scott Bennett have come back raving about how the US should be a lot more like them. It’s a religiously-based family-friendly culture with sane values, a bit like pre-1960s America only better. As in any country there will be occasional abuses of authority —vastly less numerous than in the US of course. But most of what you read about the “mediaeval” (sic) barbaric horror” is indeed MEDIA-evil: it’s evil Western media lies and distortions. Of course you probably know that since you’re likely being paid by Zios. I wonder if they’ll dock your paycheck for hilarious misspellings.

    • Thanks: GMC
  12. Outstanding article which reveals the violent underbelly of the neo-con regime.

  13. meamjojo says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    So what are the millions of protestors rioting about in bucolic Iran over the last couple of months? How many Hundreds have been shot and killed by the Iranian religious police in the past couple of months? Video after video after video on the news and the net has all been staged with thousands of actors, yes?

    I wonder which population is happier, Iran or North Korea? [lol]

    Why are we not seeing similar riots against authorities here in the awful USA?

    Who am I going to believe? My lying eyes or you? Hmm, let me ponder than for a second or so.

    • Replies: @satya
    , @Hulkamania
    , @Eudion2
  14. War is stupid.. Spread the word..

    • Replies: @anon
  15. satya says:

    [Why are we not seeing similar riots against authorities here in the awful USA?]

    To the people of this site: This person is an illiterate Troll who knows shit about the world politics and Iran, otherwise would have not asked such a question. At least read the following to get some ‘food’ to think:

    [Who am I going to believe? ]

    NO one. You should rely on your own brain to distinguish FAKE from the reality and not be deceived by the zionist media. They rely on the gullible people for their project. You should have knowledge, by consulting right materials and have a lot of CURIOSITY, be able to question the lies of the Zionist media.

    • LOL: meamjojo
    • Replies: @meamjojo
  16. satya says:

    {{Stop depending on UNZ for mainstream news.}}

    yeh, the following is FAKE news from your mainstream news ‘ Wall Street Journal’ that you rely on and believe their FAKE news.


    Well, hey… Wall Street Journal reporter fact-checks correctly. No other publication in recent memory has published as many fake Mideast stories seeded by “unnamed western officials” and spooks than
    Wall Street Journal.
    Justin Trudeau is a zionist servant and a terrorist who spreads disinformation to please his master, the
    Rothschild. Canada is a colony at the service of the criminal Jewish mafia, Israel lobby.

    • Replies: @Saba
  17. meamjojo says:

    [Who am I going to believe? ]

    NO one. You should rely on your own brain to distinguish FAKE from the reality

    Exactly! And my own brain, which is likely significantly smarter than your brain, tells me that Barrett and you are full of crap. I was trying to put it nicely before.

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
    , @anonymous
  18. Franz says:

    thanks to the neocons, America is growing less feared and more despised

    Nobody says “damn the neocons” they say “damn the Americans.”

    Okay by me. We dissolve the Union and even scale back the States (I see at least 5 nations in the mess
    known as California) and the neocons are screwed. The rest of us? A sane world at last.

  19. @anonymous

    When the time comes, the Iranian punishments should only be reserved for western leaders and their henchmen in corporations, think tanks, and right down to medical practitioners who have been pushing for endless war, clot shots and the anti-white discrimination that has been the norm for the past 20-30 years.

  20. saba says:

    [Today, the terror war on Iran has morphed into a regime change attempt involving US-paid murderers and thugs spreading chaos and terror under the false pretense that it is all some sort of human rights protest.]
    This is true. The reason behind this fact is the zionist project, Oded Yinon, where the zionist mafia using chaos to destabilize Iran to partition the regional countries including Iran to erect a SECOND ISRAEL, kurdish region. This is the plan since 1980s, partitioning of the regional states based on religion and ethnic divide. They have done it in many countries including Sudan. Iran know this and has become a powerful obstacle against ‘Oded Yinon’ project, that’s why they hate Iran. The Jewish mafia is involved in this project for decades and has funded many organizations including ‘justice for kurds’ where its president is no one but Bernard Henri Levy, BHL and funded by billionaire Thomas Kaplan from the”United Against Nuclear Iran’ where they want a military attack against the country to dictate the term. But Iran does not let them and stands against them. This organization ‘justice for kurds’ has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with the interest of the apartheid state in the region. This organization has many Neocon warmongers such as Irwin Cotler, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anne Applebaum, Max Boot, Abraham Foxman,William Kristol, as board members pushing for erection of ‘kurdistan’ against the will of the people. US should be partitioned to bring peace on earth.
    The Jewish mafia is directing the empire’s foreign policy on Iran, where recently two members of the terrorist foundation, FDD, Mark Dubowitz and Brigadier General (res.) Jacob Nagel previously served as acting national security adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote a piece in ‘Newsweek’ and exposed Israel’s role and interests regarding these riots and exposed its PLAN to topple the Iranian government which is laughable:

    – First, Israel should intensify the economic pressure through a campaign of influence operations inside Iran.
    – At the same time, a labor strike fund should be established to support strikers and demonstrators who are risking their lives while losing their paychecks. There will be countries where are happy to participate in the financing of ‘strike funds.’ (The mafia members Roya Hakakian and Mark Dubowitz were working with the congress demanding a’strike funds’ for the strike by Iranian workers to be financed by American tax payers, but nothing came out of it.)
    – Israel should provide materials on how Iranians can best organize themselves into small groups in each neighborhood, release information about the movements of security forces, and disrupt the regime’s command-and-control systems, logistics and surveillance capabilities. (in the other words, the Iranians become PAWNS of a terrorist state of Israel, an apartheid entity.
    The riots in Iran is directed by the foreign agents, especially the mafia members and their proxy such as the terrorist Kurdish organization, MEK and the social media as a propaganda tool.

  21. Ghali says:

    The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq was the biggest and most barbaric act of terrorism in the human history. This was proceeded by the 1991 U.S. act of terrorism against Iraq that followed a decade-long criminal and genocidal economic terrorism. All these acts of terrorism were perpetuated and the U.S. and U.S. vassal state allies on behalf of Israel and American Jews. They served NO American interest, None.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, Old and Grumpy
    • Replies: @Passing By
  22. You nailed it once again.
    But you are not, you can not be, the writer of that crap
    “Why I’m Voting Republican for the First Time Ever”.
    The above article is a real vote (voice). Thank you.

  23. Bubai says:
    @Kevin Barrett

    What a befitting reply;need I say more?

  24. @anonymous

    – burying women alive up to their necks and stoning them to death
    – amputating fingers and limbs
    – flogging people bloody
    – hanging hundreds of people each year using slow-torture techniques that can have smaller victims, especially women, strangling to death for nearly an hour

    All of these are good things.

  25. @meamjojo

    So what are the millions of protestors rioting about in bucolic Iran over the last couple of months?

    Those are just low IQ retards and sluts protesting for the “right” of Iranian females to prostitute themselves on Jewish camwhore websites. Fortunately, most people in Iran don’t want to pimp their daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives out to Jews for pocket change like subhuman westerners do, so nothing has come of it.

    • Thanks: spacewanderer
    • Replies: @spacewanderer
  26. GMC says:

    I spent most of last month on the streets where that explosion took place and I know the little side streets fairly well too. There is a whole lot of them. I don’t use a phone gps , I draw maps of where I’ve been because nowadays – you can’t find a street map of Istanbul anywhere .lol but true – I’m old fashion but if all the satellites go out – you will see hundreds of tourists walking around in circles trying to find their hotels – .my joke to the Kurdish cafe guys, where I had tea and coffee everyday.

    Yes, Doc Barrett, there a lot of Russians in that area, along with a lot of side street cafe’s filled with Turkish. Syrian, Central Asian men having tea and smoking – all day long and night too. Why would the PPK go up to the tourist street Iskital, and bomb tourists when they could hit the Turkish population ? Let’s also , not forget that Erdogan gave those Ukie neoNazis from Ukraine a new home in Istanbul . And we all know who gives them anything they need – Zelensky’s Tribe. My 2 rubles worth. Thanks

  27. “This Ukrainian crisis that we are currently in is just a warm-up. A big war is coming, ” said Admiral Charles Richard, head of the US Strategic Command.
    Veterans Today: Nuclear war with Russia will be a conscious choice of the United States.
    “German” Telekom runs on the 8th of December a countrywide emergency alarm trial to every phone.
    Just as you wrote it “is the goal to cripple Germany and the EU as well as Russia”. May it all boomerang on Jewmerica, Israhell & Vatica.

    • Replies: @Ben Sampson
  28. Good article except for the link to the article about the misquote of Machiavelli (actually a misrepresentation rather than a misquote), which is total crap.

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  29. @meamjojo

    Hmm. You’d almost think Zelensky was a comedian.

    • Agree: Gary Sudder
    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  30. war and economic hu$tling is all the vile US empire and its’ imbecilic populace knows.

    335+million used car salesmen/buffoons.

  31. Wokechoke says:

    No, the cricket sports press didn’t say anything. Ex Pakistan captain.

  32. Wokechoke says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Lawyer by trading. Entertainment law.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
  33. @Kevin Barrett

    Kevin and @anonymous,

    Awhile back, someone sent me an e-mail and it contained pictures of Iranian cities and Detroit, Michigan. The Iranian cities looked very clean and modern, while Detroit looked like a bombed-out city from World War II.

    Before the United States “took care of them,” Libya was by far the most modern and technologically advanced country in all of Africa, with a very high standard of living. But “our country” sure took care of them. We showed THEM!

    By the way, Kevin. I had the pleasure of meeting you at one of the political gatherings in Madison, Wisconsin some years back. Keep up the good work!


  34. @Ghali

    The biggest act of terrorism in human history is the Covid scamdemic. As for the rape of Iraq, it was abominable but it really was the West’s business as usual since it became ZOG-ruled a few centuries ago. The circa fifteen years without Western inflicted terror between the end of the Vietnam war and the first Gulf War were exceptional.

  35. padre says:

    You confused Iran with Saudi Arabia!

  36. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Zombie voters send zombie reps to Washington to pretend to preside over the unravelling of the brain-dead zombie empire. But the real masters of that empire, of course, are the neocon apparatchiks and the oligarchs who own them. It doesn’t much matter who occupies Congress and the White House—the elected government has no real say over decision-making. Even Ivy League political scientists paid to hide that reality are increasingly acknowledging it: Michael Glennon, for example, in National Security and the Double Government, persuasively argues that our elected leaders, like British monarchs, are mere figureheads, not policy-makers.

    These ((jews)) are soulless, conscienceless vampires, just as legend says they are. That’s where Golden Calf worship leads. The ((neocon)) Empire of Debt has to prop itself up on blood — the blood of it’s own, the blood of the world. It uses soulless vegetables like Biden and Fetterman and Boss Hogg Republicans to front for it. It makes up horror stories about Nazis and Islamofascists and Russian anti-Semites and Chinese Flu Covid to keep the People in lockdown while it gorges itself to death like the disgusting, degenerate slob it is. It then hatches plans to disappear into the Metaverse (its version of Heaven, where everything is perfect and orderly and clean and kosher, even as the world it made goes to hell around it.)

    These organized crime Dems and Neocons are the most phony, plastic, worthless parasites that ever existed. There is NOTHING authentic about them, except their religion of Satanism.

  37. @anonymous

    As a Pennsylvanian who now resides in a permanently blue state due to abortion obssessed women, I think burying lefty gals up to their necks and then stoning them to death doesn’t sound so bad.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  38. @meamjojo

    What a loser you are,

    It is always the actually stupid who overrate their own intelligence.

  39. Nadim says:

    Iran is fighting back against US – Israel – Saudi Arabia, a WAR, where they use TERRORISM directed at the Iranian people to topple the Iranian government needed to redraw the map of the West Asia. We must tell these Terrorists that you are not going to succeed. Your terrorism that is known around the world will not help you and your proxy, the Kurdish terrorist groups, to redraw the map. You must leave the region otherwise will face the consequences.

    • Replies: @Nadim
  40. @Biff

    Relax? It’s later than you think?

    ‘U.S. Doctor states mRNA injections cause AIDS “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” It destroys your natural T-cell immunity. 50% of the Israeli population now has AIDS. Funeral directors overrun with dead bodies especially in the younger age group.’

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  41. Nadim says:

    {{Experts believe that sanctions imposed on Press TV by the EU, and earlier by the government of Canada, are aimed at muzzling free speech and alternative views. They have also highlighted the role played by Press TV during the recent riots, as the news channel made a great effort to counter fake narratives fostered by Western media concerning Iran’s riots.

    Meanwhile, despite EU’s fake claims that “Press TV is responsible for producing and broadcasting the forced confessions of detainees,” no such forced confessions have ever been produced or broadcast by the English-language news channel during the recent riots.}}

  42. The dumbed down electorate has been done intentionally. What is shocking is our political class, bureaucratic state, and intelligence agencies are occupied equally by dumbed down people, albeit narcissists and psychopaths . Obviously they are adept at cheating, money laundering, and all things pertaining to their selves. Whatever the reason it is increasingly seems like they are oblivious to the rest of the world due to their obsessive quest to destroy any American who dares to challenge or even notice.

    I’m still shocked the uniparty didn’t see the upside to a Senator Oz. Quite frankly I thought that is why Oz was even running. With things really perking up in the Turkic world, and the head honcho Erdogan is on speaking terms with the doc, it seems to be a colossal missed great game moment. Seems in the end Trump might be the last American player. Yikes, we really need to decommission the nuclear and biological weapons.

  43. anon[172] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jerry Alatalo

    Not sure it terrorism its more like competing with weapons of war..

    War, blockade, and sanction are about Oligarch and corporate wealth and profit. War, blockade, or sanction are conducted on behalf of the Oligarch and his privately owned corporations by the governments they control:
    NATO governments and allies vs the other governments.

    Profit is a function of managing competition and achieving cost efficiency. If the flow of cheap oil and gas can be stopped <=by war, treaty or sanction those who used cheap Russian oil and gas to deliver their goods and services at cheaper prices before are now forced to either go out of business or to raise their prices. This means consumers[U and I] who refused to buy goods and services that were too high in price before war, treaty or sanction, must now buy the more expensive products and services or go without.

    More expensive oil and gas, or rules that prevent customers from buying or using the Russian cheap oil and gas (blockades treaties and sanctions) causes prices of goods and service to rise by the difference in cost of cheap oil and gas from other sources (NATO country or allies produced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is way more expensive in Germany and Europe than Russian natural Oil and Gas). So producers of goods and services in Germany and Europe must raise their prices or if these German and European companies cannot get oil and gas at any price, then their factories must shut down or move elsewhere?

    The price of traditionally cheaper goods either rise or disappear from the market. So war and sanctions are tools which big business use to compete in global markets, but without government these tools are useless. Because only governments can apply them. Hence the War in the Ukraine and Sanctions against Russia.

    War, Treaty, and Sanctions makes expensive products the only alternative to customers and that explains inflation.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  44. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    And announcing that Russia will have to pay reparations in any event of a truce is going to entice the Russians to pursue a mutually agreeable truce? How stupid is that?
    I believe that will just harden Russian attitudes into going after the whole country of Ukraine.
    The whole Russian-Ukrainian conflict is basically a civil war – and we have no damned business sticking our big nose into it. We let our poisonous “Jewish-Kaganous” officials spend $5B in the effort to promote this war and now we will wind up spending $500 B fighting it on one side; and in all likelihood we will lose all of that. All we will get for our efforts is a contented Israel (one Jewish hand washes another) and just maybe a nuclear bomb landing on American territory.
    My Grandmother (before she immigrated to America in 1913) was a Russian living in East Ukraine – she had a hundred tales of the cheating/lying nature of the native Ukrainians. And she always referred to the natives as ” _hids” (Russian curse word for Jews).
    There is no doubt that our aid to Ukraine is at the behest of our Jewish Lobby. I guess if they know that – we are suckers for Israel; we will also bite on the Ukrainian hook. The average American is that DUMB.

    • Agree: GMC
  45. @Kevin Barrett

    I wonder if they’ll dock your paycheck for hilarious misspellings.

    “The adjective “medieval” (or sometimes “mediaeval”[5] or “mediæval”),[6] meaning pertaining to the Middle Ages, derives from medium aevum.”

    There is no spelling error in his comment. You, on the other hand, misspelled Machiavelli.

  46. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:

    Pakistanians, West Asians? Those curry munching muzzies are nothing but Indians with circumcised ding dongs. Hell, even Iranians aren’t that, let alone the pakis!

    • Replies: @anonymous
  47. @Kurt Knispel

    { Just as you wrote it “is the goal to cripple Germany and the EU as well as Russia”.


    Terrific contribution by Kevin Barrett…a skillful, experienced, long-standing and sanely oriented journalist whose name will add to the base of our culture. I first read Kevin Barrett in the ‘Village Voice’ many years ago.

    Barrett could have easily added Ukraine and now Poland to violent war destructivenes paid for by the American taxpaper in the process as well. Ukraine has been an utter increasing, expanding mess since the Zelensky coup of 2014.

    ( let me an opportunity if allowed, to apologise for my deep suspicion of the sincerity of V Putin – that he may have been a Jew-stooge all paid-up for along the way for what seemed to be his reluctance to slap Zelensky properly.

    It now makes a lot of sense, his determination not to slam the hell out of the Ukrainian people in the process. They are after all Russian as well…and it is time to stop beating up without cre on ordinary people in war the world over. It is time to end war period )

  48. Agent76 says:

    “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton

    Nov 13 2022 New Interactive Tool Gives Global and Close Up Views of 867 U.S. Military Bases Outside the U.S.

    World BEYOND War has launched a new online tool that allows the user to view a globe pock-marked with 867 U.S. military bases in countries other than the United States, and to zoom in for a satellite view of and detailed information on each base.

    • Thanks: CCZ
  49. Jamali says:

    French President Emmanuel Macron, following the baseless claims of Western officials against nuclear activities and obstruction of the nuclear agreement, once again accused Iran of refusing to answer for the traces of uranium found in three disputed sites with the IAEA. Macron said no new proposal could help revive the Iran nuclear deal in the near future, adding that a “new framework” was likely needed to deal with the issue, Reuters reported. What do they mean by “new framework” is needed? Is he referring to the staged western protests in Iran as a chip to Blackmail Iran to obtain MORE concessions? He proposed a new path for the revival of the nuclear agreement under the title “new framework” and added that the current political situation and its internal protests have greatly CHANGED the situation and the possibility of reaching an agreement with Iran is “fragile” This is despite the fact that Iran has agreed to the inspection of the agency’s representatives in the disputed places, despite the fact that they are not providing reliable documents, Iran has shown its goodwill for the peaceful settlement of the disputed issues. With this introduction, the western side has explicitly sided with the Zionist regime by disrupting the path to the revival of the nuclear agreement and is trying to use their tool the Council of Governors to pressure Iran’s decisions and force Iran to comply with the West’s demands. In this regard, the United States, France, England, and Germany once again have prepared a draft resolution against the Iran on the eve of the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors provided a draft to 35 member countries last Friday. Ignoring America’s commitments in canceling the sanctions of the nuclear agreement, the European Troika are trying to throw the ball in Iran’s court to show Iran’s guilt and oblige Iran to COMPENSATE for the suspension of the agreement, where Trump left it in 2018. Now, we understand one of the reasons behind the Western staged protests, a terrorist act and should be called, the crimes against humanity.
    To blackmail Iran, Macron has agreed to honor the demand of his MASTER, Bernard Henri Levy, a member of the Jewish mafia. to shake hands with an ‘opposition traitor’, masih Alinejad, who has agreed with his master’s plan, BHL. partition of Iran, not to loose Israel lobby’s support to implement the zionist project “Oded Yion” to make Israel bigger and Iran smaller. We warn the criminal western countries that is NOT you that decide to change the map of the region. Meanwhile, number of French intelligence agents have been detained in Iran in relation to the unrest the Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi told state TV on 16 November. “People of other nationalities were arrested in the riots, some of whom played a big role. There were elements from the French intelligence agency and they will be dealt with according to the law,” Vahidi said. To Macron and Bernard Henri levy: What your thugs are doing in Iran? several Mossad agents have also been arrested in Iran over the recent months, who were allegedly planning to carry out sabotage operations and assassinations targeting security personnel. Hours before the Iranian interior minister revealed the arrest of the French intelligence agents, the country’s judiciary issued a second death sentence against a “rioter” charged with several acts of violence, where the sentence was preliminary and could be appealed. According the Justin Trudeau, a zionist terrorist, who circulate disinformation that 15000 rioters received death sentences, Iran has to give another 14,998 death sentences to make Trudeau’s DREAM a reality. However, the ruler of Iraq, gives a ‘much lower’ estimate, due to his honesty. According to Brenner, 13,998 more to go, such a BIG difference.

    • Replies: @nosquat loquat
  50. Hey American service men, women, and others – Thank you for your circus.

  51. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Since you are posting here for our unpleasant consumption, the consensus here on UNZ is that you are an evil asshole, just like A123 before you.

    But then, mother fucking bastards like you are devoid of all feelings. It is not like these labels are going to affect you mentally, even in the slightest.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  52. The real terrorists live in DC and NYC and Tel Avi and London and Paris and wear suits and are satanists who thrive on wars and death of humanity and are the same ones behind the WEF and UN Agenda 2030 and the covid-19 scam and genocide psyop.

    • Agree: Chuck Orloski, camus10
    • Replies: @camus10
  53. Che Guava says:

    threatening NATO cohesion and hastening the arrival of the day that the dollar loses its status as global reserve currency.

    They all sound like very positive developments.

  54. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Pakistanians, West Asians?

    Pedantry, asshole.

    Those curry munching muzzies

    Many around the world love curry. Curry tastes good. What is the national dish of Perfidious Albion again?

    circumcised ding dongs

    Same. Many around the world have circumcised ding dongs. Adds more character to it. Health benefits too.

    Most women around the world prefer circumcised ding dongs. Women who prefer non-circumcised ding dongs should not be allowed near animals.

    Your ding dong should resemble that of a dog. Like owner, like ding dong.

  55. Che Guava says:

    threatening NATO cohesion and hastening the arrival of the day that the dollar loses its status as global reserve currency.

    They all sound like very positive developments

  56. @anon

    Well put, sir. The self-devastating sanctions imposed by many “western” countries in response to the war — along with the West’s bombing of pipelines from Russia to Europe — definitely accounts for much of the horrific inflation in oil and natural-gas prices.

    Those sanction- and sabotage-induced fuel prices work their way into a higher price for every good transported and every service rendered in an establishment using heat, electricity, A/C, hot water (factories, hospitals, shops, restaurants, schools, everything).

    All or that is apparently intended by whoever is trying to destroy the small businesses that survived their vicious lockdowns, impoverish populations, weaken and demoralize and split families, and make people desperate to accept any degree of surveillance and control in return for food, water, and “security” from riots and killing to get food and water.

    Some of the inflation of non-sanctioned goods and services, however, is due simply to good old-fashioned “money-printing”: increasing the money supply beyond any increase in population, increase in economic production, or new discovery of precious metals that are or could be used to back the currency directly or by holding strong reserves.

    In other words, there was, and still would be destructive inflation if the war and sanctions had never occurred. But the us/uk/eu sabotage and sanctions definitely make the problem much worse, more quickly.

  57. Pablo says:

    I think what is most telling about the recent Mid-term elections in the USA show that more of the Electorate are “waking up”. There was no “Red Sweep” in the Mid-Term this year. To me that says more Voters are realizing that the Republicans are NOT the answer. The Republican Party is being viewed by more American Voters to be the Party that it is: the Party of the Wealthy. The GO is a Class Warrior Party with their Real Objective is to gut the American Middle Class. And more Voters are realizing the Democrats are no better. I hope the next step is to form Alternatives to the GOP and the Democrat Party. The Oligarchs and the Mega Corps own BOTH Parties, so this is where those opposed to this 2 Party-but-really-only-one-Party System must begin.

  58. camus10 says:

    how to nominate Kevin Barrett for his groundbreaking vlogs at falseflagweeklynews as a true trail blazer. while Assange languishes, ShireenA murdered by IDF and our domestic talent profusely censored and retaliated.

    Bravo out to James Fetzer as at the rampant truth teller

  59. Anon[271] • Disclaimer says:

    Wanna vote against U.S. foreign policy and meddling?

    Don’t join the U.S. military or coast guard. Any branch. Encourage others to do likewise. If our recruitment levels get down to 10% of what the Government says we need, that will be roughly enough to actually defend our own shores, which us all we really need to do. Make them pay for running that George Floyd CIA-color-revolution on us. Since they rig elections now in blue states, this is the only real vote we have left.

  60. @roonaldo

    How much longer before Turkey leaves NATO? I’m waiting,

    • Replies: @roonaldo
  61. Jamali says:

    The imperialists and Zionists are very desperate because Iranian people and workers won’t go on STRIKE nationwide. Israel and its agents, Dubowitz, Roya Hakakian from FDD and Greenblatt from ADL are begging for a strike to make life more difficult for Iranian people, so it may help their cause. These agents of Israel spreading disinformation in their twitter account where is NOT blocked by twitter which is understandable, but Twitter blocks anything related to Suleimani, the assassinated General by Trump. These ‘peaceful protesters’ take their anger at the parked cars breaking the windows and damaging cars in the parking lot to show their dissatisfaction with the Iranian people who are not following their orders coming from the center of powers ABROAD. Meanwhile, the zionist agents like Dubowitz and Hakakian circulating lies in their twitter accounts that Iranian workers are on strike nationwide and stores are closed. Don’t believe a word of it.

    On the other hand, the zionist thugs in Canada, called politicians, not only have IGNORED Israel’s crimes against humanity but also have rewarded their crimes with $$$$ and beneficial laws to support Israel’s business against Canadians’ interest DARES to say the following:
    Canada finally decided! Marco Mendchino, Canada’s federal minister of public security, announced that all the “senior” officials of the Islamic Republic in all branches of the system (from the leadership, the parliament, the judiciary, civil servants, the IRGC, etc.) are forever banned from entering Canada, and the officials Canadian residents will also be deported! Shame on you all. Iran will NOT surrender. Go and find other terrorist like yourself and your extension, the apartheid entity.

  62. Satya says:

    From the West’s failure to overthrow the Iranian government to their fear of Iran’s entry into the exclusive weapons markets.

  63. Anyone else notice how much those CIA-funded Iranian street thugs look like Antifa?

  64. @anonymous

    You’re a little too old for fairy tales. Anyway, the orcs are all in your country.

  65. Note* you forgot Ethiopia and the TPLF we have funded for almost 2 decades to keep El-Sisi happy.

  66. @anonymous

    anonymous 191: Undoubtedly you are stuck with a wounded-weenie and as a consequence are more readily satisfied by oral application rather than being able to with a full set of gear, satisfy your women in a fully natural manner. Neonatal sexual assault against a non-consenting infant is simply a crime against humanity.

    If some pubescent/adolescent male prefers the prospect of oral gratification to any other means of relieving gonadal tension, he would certainly be old enough to make that totally personal decision. Control and domination of any part of the body of another, without their express permission is simply a sin against humanity and Creator as well.

    There are no known health benefits to neonatal sexual abuse. Such claims are frequently made by doctors and HMO’s who have a profitable dog in the fight.

    The vile practice, particularly if engaged generation upon generation is a guarantee of neurotic and sometimes psychotic degeneration. The effect upon the psyche and subconscious cannot be measured in its intensity by any currently developed metrics. But genuine physicians as well as healers have become cognizant of the dangers of that despicable practice.

  67. @Jamali

    Thanks for that comment. I live in France, and it has become impossible to get anything remotely resembling disinterested information here. The great oppositional spirit of the French intelligentsia is long dead.

  68. camus10 says:
    @Desert Fox

    truth tellers unite but action on the ground is necessary

    not everybody fears the ZZtop paddy wagon

  69. Anonymous[847] • Disclaimer says:

    Circumcision is a jewish practice, they infiltrated islam and spread it. It isnt even in the quran, so why dont you follow the quran and remain intact as allah ordained on humanity?

  70. Eudion2 says:

    Why are we not seeing similar riots against authorities here in the awful USA?

    Where were you in 2020, the year of the ‘fiery but peaceful’ Floyd ‘protests? Meanwhile unarmed protestors at the Capitol were shot and placed in solitary confinement to this day without trial.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
    , @meamjojo
  71. The United SNAKES of America is the greatest threat to world peace and humanity…
    The United SNAKES of America is the headquarter of global terrorism…

  72. Wokechoke says:

    To be fair the rioting was sponsored by the FBI State Intel and other Federal Authorities. Not against them. Whitey had got uppity so the jews sicced the blacks on the suburbanites.

  73. Jamali says:

    Attention, Attention, Attention

    The traitor and zionist servant, Masih Alinejad is circulating another disinformation regarding the death of a boy in Izeh, Khuzistan, in the south of Iran. She circulating the following LIE where is retwitted by the member of the terrorist foundation FDD, Mark Dubowitz. The Iranian government must take these zionist liars to court for LiBEL. Shame on you and the zionist mafia.

    Seyed Mohammad Marandi
    Western/Saudi backed “peaceful protesters” gunned down this young boy in Izeh, Khuzestan. Unforgivable.


    Mark Dubowitz Retweeted
    Masih Alinejad 🏳️

    This 10-year-old boy, #KianPirfalak is one of the people killed by the child murdering regime in Iran. Many other are feared dead. Don’t let a massacre take place. We need your spotlight on Iran and on the town of #Izeh

    • Replies: @Jamali
  74. Jamali says:

    I did further research about the LIE by both Masih Alinejad and Mark Dubowitz, and this is the information:

    A well-informed security source in an interview with Fars reporter in Ahvaz stated: A number of unknown people shot at people and police officers in Izeh city tonight. He continued: Several people and police were injured or martyred in this terrorist incident. This knowledgeable source reports that 4 people were martyred and 6 people were injured in this incident. The attackers fired at the people with Kalashnikovs.

    After a terrorist team entered the central market of Izeh and shot at the people and Basijians, at first 4 people were martyred and 5 people were injured, and after a few minutes the number of martyrs reached 5 and the number of injured reached 15 due to the terrorist attack. In Izeh market, the seminary of this city was set on fire.

    • Replies: @Jamali
  75. America is run by subhuman scum. The sooner Washington D.C. vaporizes in a nuclear mushroom cloud the better.

  76. Did Russia invade the sovereign country of Ukraina in 2014. The current invasion is actually the second time Russia has invaded the sovereign country of Ukranian. No one invaded Russia since WW11. Your logic would have Texas give South Texas back to Mexico cause there are people in South Texas that would like that( more every day). The truth is, if the people of the Donbass want to be Russian, move to Russia, they have plenty of room.

    • Agree: meamjojo
  77. Notsofast says:

    his real name is harvey weinstein jr., which explains why, sean penn (step brother) delivered him an oscar.

  78. roonaldo says:

    Good question. Erdogan plays both sides. He purged the whatchamacallems–Gulanists, after the U.S. sponsored coup attempt which the Russians helped him circumvent, but knows the U.S. still has claws in Turkish military and security services. And the NATO and U.S. money helps prop up a fragile economy. And there is pride in his country being an early member of NATO.

    If the U.S. gets too stingy supplying weapons to Turkey and provides its arch enemy Greece with better weaponry, then backs Greece in war against Turkey…. if that won’t get ’em to leave NATO, nothin’ will.

  79. Jamali says:

    Three individuals of the main perpetrators of the Izeh terrorist attack were identified and arrested.
    The Chief Justice of Khuzestan said: Three of the main perpetrators of terrorist attack today in the city of Izeh were arrested, and efforts to identify and arrest other related perpetrators are on the agenda.
    Ali Dehghani said regarding today’s events in Izeh city: After today’s events in Izeh, the prosecutor and the chief justice of this city were given a special order to take all necessary measures to identify and arrest the main perpetrators of these incidents and riots.
    Five people, including a 9-year-old boy, a 45-year-old woman, and three youths, were martyred and 10 people were injured in the incidents of Izeh city today.

    Masih Alinejad should be taken to court for LIBEL.

  80. Sami says:

    This is the recommendation of two advisors, DAVID ALBRIGHT AND HENRIK F. RASMUSSENof Joe Biden terrorist regime that the US can exert more PRESSURE on Iran in order to obtain concessions. These two zionist servants referring to actress Nazanin Boniadi who turned ‘politician’ since she could not secure a position for herself in Hollywood even with given sexual services to Tom Cruise and Harvey Weinstein, now with the help of the terrorist state, US/Israel, poses as ‘the voice of the Iranian women’ illegally. She is BRITISH.
    {{Instead of negotiating with Iran, America and its allies must now take urgent steps to stop the regime’s human rights abuses, block its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and prevent it from building nuclear weapons. First, the European parties to the JCPOA, with U.S. support, should move ahead with snapping back sanctions against Iran under the JCPOA. Once this process is completed, the world will revert to the 2015 status quo with more effective sanctions, a reinstated UN arms embargo, and an ongoing UN missile embargo. After a snapback, the U.S and the EU should rapidly intensify and better enforce U.S., British, and European Union sanctions on Iran for all its nefarious activities. Second, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be empowered to investigate and monitor Iran’s nuclear program more fully.}}
    The US first must ask Israel to sign NPT, then send the inspectors to inspect and report on
    Israel’s nuclear weapon industry and bring it under control. And finally you leave Iran in peace. IRAN MUST LEAVE the NPT NOW.

  81. @Marcus Chapman

    Marcus: Your argument is statist and totalitarian. Have you been getting your opinions and perspectives from Boobtoob Noose? Talking heads with perfect coiffures and dulcet voices own your consciousness?

    Sovereignty of a national entity only extends so far as it reflects the will and best outcome for its citizens. The parts of the Frankenstein Monster (formerly known as Ukraine SSR) which are heavily majority ethnic Russians were added to that former Soviet administrative unit by Lenin and Stalin, the Bolsheviks and Soviets…ONLY for administrative purposes within the Soviet state.

    In four of the Oblasts which held referendums, the citizens voted overwhelmingly to re-join Mama Bear. They have been terrorized, murdered and massacred by the illegitimate puppet regime in Kiev, run by Khazarian Talmudists and enforced by Galician Nazis. If the people wish to leave a political entity, which was an artificial state in the first place, they have every right as the American colonies did in 1775 to declare their independence and in this instance to rejoin their motherland.

    America itself is supposed to be a republic. The very word is comprised of two Latin words, “res”, meaning rule or reign and “publica”, the common-wealth of all the people. In simpler words, which you might require, the people are the ultimate sovereign power, while the state is GRANTED its power by the PERMISSION of We the People.

    Russia did not invade Ukraine and usurp its people and lands. Russia entered the ongoing battle between a rogue puppet regime working on behalf of the worldwide Talmudist agenda in order to protect their own people.

    • Agree: 24th Alabama, Mark G.
  82. Partic says:

    Not sure about all the claims the article lays out.
    But I do agree that foreign affairs should be of major concern to all voters.
    That it isn’t either indicates agreement with our government, or the willful decision to close our collective eyes when it comes to our running roughshod over a wide swath of the world. Surely any awake adult must have some notion of the chaos and human suffering our Empire misadventures have wrought throughout the ME
    At the same we refuse to suspend disbelief when it comes to Democracy, in general, and voting in particular.
    Voting has been turned into some weird fetish, and in the process has been cheapened to such a degree that reform seems impossible.
    The author mentions one Senate race where a brain damaged hobo was elected. If memory serves he neglected to mention the Hobo’s opponent, a snake oil carnival barker.
    Yes voting is of the utmost importance.
    Let your voice be heard

    • LOL: Bro43rd
  83. anon[198] • Disclaimer says:

    The man who threw the shoe at the tarred and feathered face of Bush jr is yet to be awarded the peace prize by Sweden .
    That shoe should be laid at the future gravestone of Bush jr.

    Iraq should ask UN to settle the amount US and coalition of the willing should pay it .It should come around 4000 times the amount US milked( and froze accounts ) other countries for 911 . 4000 are the ball park .For 4000 days ,911 visited Iraq every day .

  84. meamjojo says:

    Hey Anon [191] – are you too dumb to pick a posting name?

  85. meamjojo says:

    “Where were you in 2020, the year of the ‘fiery but peaceful’ Floyd ‘protests? Meanwhile unarmed protestors at the Capitol were shot and placed in solitary confinement to this day without trial. ”

    Those weren’t riots against the Washington authorities.

    As for the Capitol “protestors”, had the stuck to simple protesting instead of physically invading the capitol, many of them would not be in jail today and/or branded with conviction marks on their records that will make it more difficult to find work or get credit in the future.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  86. Satya says:

    The US -Israel – Saudis and EU colonists who designed and staged the protest in are TERRORISTS nd should be held accountable. US must get lost from the region now. The innocent ‘protesters’ funded by the criminal west lead by the thugs in the United States and elsewhere in Europe and Saudi Arabia, UAE, including Joe Biden the zionist, have beaten an innocent person to death and have pulled out his pans. These thugs, the agents of the West, may wanted to eat from this victim’s behind to feed themselves. Death to the traitors at the service of CIA/Mossad. We will strike back bastards.
    WE WILL STRIKE BACK HARD. Death to Imperialism/Zionism. You will pay a heavy price for your crimes against humanity. You are uncivilized, thus you have targeted the civilized people.
    Seyed Mohammad Marandi
    @s_m_marandi 14m
    This 15 second clip is very painful and almost unbearable to watch. Western backed animals busy butchering Iran’s heroes.
    We’ve been very patient and we’ve made great sacrifices to awaken people to the ugly reality of western imperialism. Nevertheless, we will strike back hard.

    • Replies: @Satya
  87. Satya says:

    Please remove the “S” letter from the end of link to watch.

  88. @Passing By

    The article I linked accurately observes that “it is better to be feared than loved” misquotes Machiavelli: “…what Machiavelli actually advised in Chapter XVII was that it is best to be both loved and feared.” The neocon approach to Machiavellianism involves being gratuitously despicable in hopes of terrorizing everyone into submission.

    The Jewish tradition of thriving on being hated may have inspired the neocon misreading of Machievelli. The despicable Michael Ledeen has famously raved about Jewish Machievellianism.

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  90. Wokechoke says:

    They were riots by the authorities.

  91. Wokechoke says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    The ancients knew things we have forgotten.

  92. @James Charles

    Zelenko, who stole Raoult’s CoViD19 protocol (HCQ, plus azithromycin plus zinc)and bashfully called it after himself, died in June 2022. When did he make this somewhat overblown claim? The mRNA injections do seem to be provoking auto-immune and other afflictions, but AIDS?

  93. @Marcus Chapman

    No, Russia did NOT. In 2014 a legal Ukrainian government was overthrown by a fascist putsch organised by the USA, after which an illegitimate Banderite terror regime took over.

  94. Jamali says:

    Two days ago there was a terrorist attack in the city of Izeh in provice of Khuzistan where at least 5 were killed, including a 10 year boy and many injured. So far 11 people at the Northern border nest to FAKE republic of Baku, have been arrested related to this terrorist act. Alinezad and Dubowitz who have been hired for campaign of terror and chaos circulating DELIBERATE disinformation and accuse the Iranian government for this terror to spread hatred against Iranian people. These liar should be taken to court for libel. This is the twitt of these propagandists who accuse Iranian government for the terrorism of their masters, US-Israel-Saudi Arabia:
    Mark Dubowitz Retweeted
    Masih Alinejad 🏳️
    Nov 16
    This 10-year-old boy, #KianPirfalak is one of the people killed by the child murdering regime in Iran. Many other are feared dead. Don’t let a massacre take place. We need your spotlight on Iran and on the town of #Izeh

  95. Saba says:

    This news is true. Justin Trudeau, servant of Israel lobby, was deliberately spreading disinformation that Iran imposing 15,000 death penalty to protesters. The misleading allegations largely stem from a 6 November report by the UK-based and Saudi-funded Iran International news outlet regarding a letter signed by a majority of Iranian lawmakers.
    In this letter, 227 out 290 lawmakers urged the judiciary to consider severe punishments for those involved in the riots. Within just a few days, western outlets like Newsweek chose to misconstrue this story, outright turning it into fake news by alleging the Iranian parliament “voted overwhelmingly in favor of the death penalty for protesters.” Many western public figures – including celebrities like Peter Frampton, Sophie Turner, Viola Davis, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – poured fuel on the fire, shamelessly spreading the latest piece of FAKE news against Iran.

  96. Saba says:

    People should understand that these wars are for the interest of Israel to make an apartheid state legitimized, and partition the regional countries based on ethnic and religious divide to erect ally for Israel. This is the Oded Yinon strategy, which is Israelis’ expansionist policy. US is the banker where spend money and military power sending her youth to fight for Israel to protect an apartheid entity that no one wants. The American people must know this is NOT their interest, only the interest of the mafia that rules Washington. Israel is not an ally, only a liability. They are bringing terrorism to Iran, like Syria, for Israel’s expansionist policy. This is not US interest, only traitors cooperate with the Mafia.

    Ehud Olmert is saying:

    [[Unfortunately, this was Bashar Assad’s mistake. If he had signed the peace agreement with me in 2008, his country would have not ended in “civil war”. In my opinion if Assad had signed the peace agreement with Israel, then our hostility would have been ended where Syria diplomatically was connected to Israel and our embassies, trade and the borders were opened, and the entry of Syria to Washington and Europe would have been secured.
    I can tell you what George Bush told me, pay attention. I want to tell you George Bush’s main points. Bush said to me: you should make Assad understand this: the way to Washington goes through Israel.]]

  97. @anonymous

    >muh wahmen’s rights!

    This is the reason #123478962 why every single amerimutts must be burned alive.

  98. @Hulkamania

    Anyone who whines about ‘poor little wahmen’s rights’, let alone criticizes other nations for supposedly ‘oppressing’ wahmen, must be killed at all cost.

  99. @anonymous

    >muh rights to porn and fornication

    This is why God will exterminate the JewSA and the Negro-Saxon monkey island of Great Shitstain.

  100. Nakor says:

    Citing Machiavel as the source of inspiration of the neo-cons is further proof of their inculture. The book “the prince” was wrote by Machiavel to “troll” the Medicis. Machiavel wanted to reestablish the republic and as such gave in the book as much as possible the opposite of what the Medicis should do to keep Florence.
    Giving weapons to the people ? The people of Florence hated the Medicis.
    Being warry of mercenaries while the most loyal troups of the Medicis were mercenaries.
    Being feared more than loved. Stupid.
    And so on.

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