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America’s “shadow president”, Mike Pompeo, has acknowledged that the assassination of Iran’s highest-ranking military general, Qassem Soleimani, was part of a broader strategy to restore “real deterrence” by eliminating presumed enemies of the United States. Pompeo’s comments at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute on January 13, put to rest earlier claims that the Iranian general had been killed to prevent “imminent attacks on U.S. targets.” Those claims have since been discredited by independent journalists and mainstream publications that have shown that the assassination was prepared months in advance. In truth, Soleimani was killed to roll back Iran’s influence in Iraq and to reverse the effects Washington’s catastrophic counterinsurgency operation that removed the mainly Sunni-Baathist party from power creating a vacuum that was filled by Iranian-backed militias. The Solemani assassination was just the latest transgression in a conflict that dates back 17 years.

Pompeo’s hand in the assassination is not really in doubt. As the New York Times noted in an article two weeks ago: “Pompeo was the loudest voice in the administration pushing President Trump to kill Iran’s most important general”. The Times also credits the blustery Pompeo as the “chief architect of the rising tensions between the United States and Iran”…”he is in the unusual role of shaping national security policy.” (“Pompeo Upended Middle East by Pushing Trump to Kill Iranian General”, New York Times)

Pompeo is the “chief architect” of the administration’s failed Iran policy. It was Pompeo who pushed Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, and Pompeo who promoted the economic blockade that has strangled the Iranian economy. Pompeo has also been the biggest proponent of Trump’s extrajudicial assassination policy whose first notable trophy was Iran’s most decorated and revered general, Solemani. The incident has set the Middle East ablaze. Even so, Pompeo has never shown the slightest sign of remorse nor has he offered his condolences to the millions of people across the Middle East who poured out into the streets to mourn the passing of their beloved hero. Their anguish means nothing to Pompeo who believes he is carrying out “God’s work” by eliminating anyone who stands in the way US ambitions in the region.

At the Stanford confab, Pompeo announced that he intends to move ahead with his plan to reestablish “deterrence” to discourage Tehran’s “malign activity.” Regrettably, Pompeo’s grasp of deterrence bears no resemblance to the original political and military doctrine. Traditionally, deterrence is a strategy “under which one power uses the threat of reprisal effectively to preclude an attack from an adversary power.” In practice this means that Country A will build up its nuclear arsenal with the intention of “deterring” Country B from launching an attack. The strategy is aimed at preserving the peace and avoiding unnecessary bloodshed. Pompeo’s interpretation of deterrence is aimed at liquidating the enemy not deterring him. It is a form of aggression that bears no resemblance to the original military doctrine. Here’s more from Reuters:.

“President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said. “Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you’re in fact willing to do so,” Pompeo added.” (“Pompeo says Soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter U.S. foes”, Reuters)

Once again, Pompeo is twisting words to confuse his audience. Sure, it’s true that “Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you’re in fact willing to do so.” But it’s also true that the goal of deterrence is to deter the enemy from engaging in hostilities to begin with. That is the polar-opposite of killing the enemy. Pompeo appears to be stuck on this point.

In any event, a gangland-style hit –that is illegal under US statutes and international law– is not an example of deterrence. It’s barbarism masquerading as foreign policy doctrine. Pompeo knows that, just like he knows that targeted assassinations are powerful provocations that lead to over-reaction, tit-for-tat retaliation, and eventually a full-blown regionwide conflagration. Which seems to be the point. Pompeo wants to confront Iran in the one area in which the US excels, war. Why else would he kill Iran’s most admired leader?

Here’s more from Pompeo’s speech:

“We saw, not just in Iran, but in other places, too, where American deterrence was weak. We watched Russia’s 2014 occupation of the Crimea and support for aggression against Ukraine because deterrence had been undermined. We have resumed lethal support to the Ukrainian military.

China’s island building, too, in the South China Sea, and its brazen attempts to coerce American allies undermined deterrence. The Trump administration has ramped up naval exercises in the South China Sea, alongside our allies and friends and partners throughout the region.” (“The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example”, US Embassy and Consulates)

Now we’re getting down to brass tacks. This isn’t about Soleimani at all. It’s about the long list of foreign policy challenges the US now faces as new centers of power emerge (primarily Russia and China) putting more pressure on the post-WW2 “liberal” world order and hastening the decline of an aging hegemon who is fast losing its grip on global power. That is why Pompeo is invoking a new and more vicious foreign policy. Washington powerbrokers seem to believe that they need to take more reckless and violent measures to reverse present trends that are steadily eroding US power clearing the way for an emerging multi-polar world order. Taking these things into account, the Soleimani assassination can be seen for what it really is, a desperate attempt to turn back the clock to the early 1990’s following the dissolution of the Soviet Union when America ruled supreme and think-tank pundits proudly boasted of the “end of history” and the beginning of a glorious “American Century”, none of which has worked out according to plan.

“The importance of deterrence isn’t confined to Iran,” Pompeo said. “In all cases, we must deter foes to defend freedom. That’s the whole point of President Trump’s work to make our military the strongest it’s ever been.” (Reuters)

Pompeo wants a stronger and most costly military. He wants to use all the tools at his disposal to maintain Washington’s dominant position in the world, especially the instruments of coercion that can used to force rivals to comply with Washington’s diktats. And, he has invoked a new doctrine, The Pompeo Doctrine, to provide ideological cover for the anticipated bloody assault on foreign leaders and dignitaries. So far, no one has challenged Pompeo’s alarming policy-shift. There appears to be consensus among elites that the only way to arrest America’s relentless decline is by escalating the hostilities, intensifying the violence and widening the wars.

Pompeo’s announcement puts the country on a path to bigger and bloodier confrontations but, as yet, no one has lifted their voice in opposition.

 
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  1. Pompeo’s speech, as, in effect, a confession as to his motives for the assassination, is also, in effect, a confession he committed a war crime. Should the yankee imperium loses relative power in the future and thus loses its exemption from war crimes consideration, Pompeo, if he travels abroad, may at some future point, face consequences.

  2. JVC says:

    I don’t think that Pompous Pompeo thinks things much past his own nose. Doesn’t he realize the action against Iran and Iraq (targeted assassinations) has put a bullseye on his and other top diplomat/military westerners??? Both sides play by the same rules, and when one side changes those rules, (most likely because they are loosing) the opponent gets to utilize the change also.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Tucker
    , @Tucker
  3. “The importance of deterrence isn’t confined to Iran,” Pompeo said. “In all cases, we must deter foes to defend freedom. That’s the whole point of President Trump’s work to make our military the strongest it’s ever been.” (Reuters)

    Remarkably, Brezhnev’s speeches both on the XXIV and XXV Party Congresses contained orders of magnitude more strategic grasp of the unfolding events and were much less monotonous propaganda fodder, despite one of them lasting almost 6 hours (don’t remember which Congress), than when Pompeo speaks for a minute or two. In fact, Pompeo manages, most of the time, in couple of phrases to produce the amount of non-sense, propaganda and sheer ignorance seldom encountered in history. But then again, this certified moron is Rupturist, belongs to some Old Testament fanatics who pass in the US for “Christians” and is at the service of Israel’s interests–an exhibit A of US political “elite”. God help us all.

  4. ‘Pompeo Says Gangland-Style Hit on Soleimani Was “Restoration of Deterrence”‘

    We deterred any future adversaries from showing up for peace talks with us. I guess you could say that.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    , @Biff
    , @Sean
  5. @Colin Wright

    Peace talks? I thought there wasn’t a war. Why would peace talks be necessary?

    • LOL: Z-man
    • Replies: @Justsaying
  6. renfro says:

    All you need to understand the hogs in Trump’s pig pen…. you can expect them to get worse since it seems the ‘system’ is not capable of stopping them.

    ”A pathologically narcissistic individual, for instance, would not be able to handle power—even as one hungrily seeks it—but would more likely develop delusional levels of grandiosity or impunity. Delusions, in turn, are more effective at mobilizing mass psychology than rational strategy,
    .
    We have seen a comical and innocuous-seeming Trump morph into a grotesque authoritarian willing to destroy every facet of civilized society to build and maintain his cult of personality. His irrationality ironically helps make his supporters fervently anti-interventionist one day and supportive of an obvious wag-the-dog war the next, according to his desires…”

    Dr. Bandy X. Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine, president of the World Mental Health Coalition

    • Agree: The scalpel
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @Gyre07
    , @Moi
  7. gotmituns says:

    pompeyo is a fat slob…

    • Agree: Z-man
  8. Ghali says:

    We live under a brutal form of Fascism that has no equivalent in human history. I pales in comparison with Nazi Germany. There are no longer the rules of law and civilised norms. It is a barbaric, lawless, rogue, terrorising and distinctly global AngloZionist Fascism led by the U.S., Israel and Britain. They are always on the look to provoke aggression, commit war crimes, and inflict greater human misery thousands of miles away from their own borders. AngloZionist Fascism is a Mafia-like criminal enterprise that targets any nation who refuses to kowtow to AngloZionist alliance dictates to exploit its natural resources.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  9. Pompeo’s gangland style hit is indeed an affirmation, but not of “deterrence” but of a gangster republic that our nation has become under the watch of mob bosses masquerading as our leaders and representatives in Washington.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  10. Biff says:
    @Colin Wright

    We deterred any future adversaries from showing up for peace talks with us. I guess you could say that.

    My thoughts exactly. Nobody is going to want to negotiate with Washington in the same manner again. All credibility has been shot.
    Who’s gonna trust Washington now?

  11. It was murder and Pompeo should be executed like a dog

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Niebelheim
  12. Ghali says:

    Pompeo is a gangster dircted from Tel Aviv and Jew York. He knows nothing about politics and diplomacy.

    • Replies: @Shafar Nullifidian
  13. It’s worth noting that Pompeo is a Christian dispensationalist and a pro-Israel zealot. Why does Mike Whitney ignore these facts? Pompeo’s End Times eschatology and political alignment (with biblical Israel) have profound consequences. Yet Whitney prefers to look the other way.

    This vile assassination is the direct by-product of Zio-Washington’s subordinate relationship with global Zionism. Why won’t Whitney come out and say this?

    Sure, like all good Zionists, Pompeo supports the economic strangulation of Iran, Zio-Washington’s unconditional commitment to the Jewish state, Israel’s routine slaughter and/or maiming of non-Jews in the Occupied Territories, as well as Israel’s confiscation of the land (but purging of gentiles there) in the West Bank. This is all very apperrant.

    But to what extent is the rise of this overweight warmonger in Washington attributable to his fanatical, unwavering, pro-Israel extremism?

    It’s absolutely key.

    Unfortunately, Mike Whitney invariably avoids acknowledging or even exploring the Israel-factor in America’s distorted political universe, even though this extra-national force surely played a key role in the decision to have Solimani whacked. It was a Khazarian mafia hit, executed via Washington.

    And all the experts cheered.

    Whitney’s persistent and craven omissions seriously undermine his analytical credibility.

    Says Whitney:

    The Pompeo Doctrine, to provide ideological cover for the anticipated bloody assault on foreign leaders and dignitaries.

    But the ‘leaders and dignitaries’ who are under Zio-American threat will be those who challenge Israel.

    • Agree: eah, turtle, Druid
    • Replies: @The scalpel
    , @gsjackson
  14. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @JVC

    Don’t look now, but I would bet that those sick schemers in D.C. and Tel Aviv would love nothing more than for their provocations to elicit Iranian retaliatory assassinations of high ranking western figures, particularly if they did it as brazenly as the US did, as that would be the perfect pretext for rapid escalation to full scale war. This situation is no different than a grade school bully goading his victim with elbow jabs in the hallway every time he walks by, then loudly proclaiming his own blamelessness when the other kid finally has had enough and takes a swing at him. These people think rules and consistency are for little people. Pompeo knows he’s being entirely disingenuous, but he’s so confident that he’ll never share Soleimani’s fate that he doesn’t care. And he’s probably not wrong, because the Iranians know that playing by the same rules as the US/Israel cohort will only serve to cement their twisted narratives about Iran, and won’t even really hurt the global gangster empire. I think the Iranians will continue to be patient, and hit the empire where it really hurts–their pocket book–by further eroding the dollar hegemony alongside Russia and China, serving as the anchor point in the Middle East for all the nations that oppose the global empire.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Herald
  15. GMC says:

    ” Trump’s getting bad advice and lies from the Intel people around him” Bull Shit . He knows exactly what Pompeo is doing and is in agreement, plus OK ing the black ops – in-between his golf outings. Trump along with his Mossad twins { daughter and Son in law } are there for only a few reasons – help Israel and Saudi Arabia, fill his pockets, along with the twins, and keep the rackett of the NWO going forward in the world. His Domestic policies , and for that matter the entire USG domestic policies are worthless and point backwards instead of forward. They are all in on lies, theft and murders , and the whole lot of them should be on Death Row.

    • Replies: @James Scott
  16. eah says:

    Even among the buffoonish Trump’s lowbrow administration, Pompeo comes across as particularly dumb, brutish, and unprincipled.

    Similar vibe:

  17. Pompeo is a true bafoon. It’s very unfortunate that such a character makes any national decisions (he shouldn’t be in charge of anything more than a deli), but even though he holds such power it’s obvious that his dumb deeds are only surpassed by his words. So his actions we have to live with, but his speaches are not to be taken with any seriousness.
    Let’s just ignore it.

  18. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    Pompeo is a clone of Bolton, the “Walrus of War.” Both are Zionists who toss Bibi’s salad 24-7-365.

    Both also endorse the Fourth Reich’s stance of “crushing” all opponents (whether in Iran or Palestine), provided the latter are incapable of fighting back. Just like Stroop’s troops crushed Juden in 1943 Warsaw.

    Pompous Pompeo-Boton-Bibi-Adolf uber alles!

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  19. It is genuinely sad (& funny, in a nasty way) to consider US history post the USSR collapse.
    Rather than take a leadership role as first among equals it decided to exploit it’s position as “sole superpower” to become, as suggested a gangland “boss”.
    None of it has been necessary per se. Marxists may claim it is inherent to Capitalism (which it probably is). A humanist need just refer to Greek tragedy from 2500 odd years ago. Greed, hubris & plain stupidity.

  20. Sean says:
    @Colin Wright

    It is obviously untrue that Russian and Chinese leaders could be killed as easily as Soleimani made it to kill him, and those countries have the wherewithal to exacte severe retribution, which they would do. They would be forced to. Also, Iran is clearly in a different category to a superpower as it lacks deterrence to such an assassination. Could Soleimani’s political popularity in Iran have been behind the decision?

    I wonder if there was the same kind of thinking about assassinating Soleimani as killing Reinhard Heydrich (British intelligence apparently saw Heydrich as a possible replacement for Hitler). Another analogy would be with Trotsky, like him Soleimani was an organiser of victory, but unlike Trotsky Soleimani had no rivals, as far as we know. If Soleimani had ever become the effective leader of Iran it would have come into serious conflict with America very quickly.

    Trump probably did not expect the reaction in Iran and the uproar in the US at the prospect of a war starting. Iran was let down by its hero going to his death in such a hapless manner. The ultimate effect of the assassination and shootdown was a loss of confidence by both the US and Iranian governments in the use of military force. I think. It may be the beginning of a re-think and turning back to look again at diplomatic solutions. Russia and China having joint naval exercises with Iran in the Gulf of Oman is a huge warning sign for the US about continuing with Pompeo’s policy, especially with Russia.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  21. It is often said that the difference between the Soviet-era Pravda and the Western media is that the readers of the former knew they were being lied to.

    Of course with the election of Trump and the popularisation of the term ‘fake news’, more people have become distrustful of the mainstream media, but in my view this is mostly limited to domestic affairs e.g. Trump supporters getting angry at CNN for something that denigrates their hero.

    When it comes to foreign affairs, people are completely clueless, even after the massive deception that was the Iraq War. People simply don’t think they are being fed propaganda and truly believe they are living in the free world with democracy and liberty etc, while those Iranians and Russians are living in a totalitarian state with sham elections (again nobody questions why we are so chummy with Saudi Arabia whose citizens, especially women, enjoy significantly less freedoms than Iranian citizens)

    Unfortunately with terror attacks in Western Europe by mainly Sunni Muslims, there is understandable considerable anti-Muslim sentiment and people will believe anything about a Muslim country when the propaganda outlets feed it to them. When it comes to Iran, ‘mad mullahs’ is a phrase you will hear often in the tabloid British press and the comments sections of mainstream papers. People actually seem to believe that if Iran gets nuclear weapons they will cartoonishly launch them all at Israel and be destroyed themselves by Israel’s Samson option.

    That the Western public care so much about Israel also tells you a lot about the conditioning the media has done, they seem to be under the impression that Israel is still the fledgling Jewish state it was in 1948 that will wither away and die if not supported by the West, and of course they deserve pity because of what allegedly happened to European Jews 80 years ago, as such America had to pump billions of dollars into a first world country with fantastic infrastructure and a universal healthcare program to build up their armed forces, because they are an ‘island in a sea of hate’ (as the famous Hasbara line goes) surrounded by fanatical Muslims who want to instigate a second Shoah (with the first Shoah being some undetermined event).

  22. eah says:
    @eah

    Speaking of Trump as buffoon:

  23. Renoman says:

    Takin names and kickin ass! It ain’t right but it works and the Trump supporters will love it. There are a whole lot of people who are very tired of taking shit from Gays, feminists, Crazy Muslims, blacks and the whole everybody is equal bullshit crowd. If you want a scrap just try taking money from someone who earned it. Don’t be surprised if you loose an eye.

    • Troll: BannedHipster
    • Replies: @Herald
    , @anon
  24. Bad Dog says:

    I suspect the only reason Trump is essentially in a hold pattern on Iran right now is because he needs to be in order to win the next election. Once elected, my biggest concern is that he will fulfill zionist dictates for a full-blown war.

    Pompeo: “we must deter foes to defend freedom” of course means we must destroy everyone Israel deems a threat. How much death and destruction has been sown under the banner of defending freedom while ironically the United States itself is shoved into a Soviet-style existence?

  25. @Johnny Rico

    No, the death and destruction in Iraq, Syria and Libya are all phantom wars. There can be no peace talks about phantom wars. The undeclared war in Afghanistan prompted us to sue for peace but we stalled after one of our soldiers was killed. No such stalling from the Taliban after thousands of Afghans murdered.

  26. Herald says:
    @Anonymous

    When somebody takes out Trump and Pompeo, justice will have been done and will have been seen to be done.

    • Agree: renfro
  27. Herald says:
    @Urban Moving

    The innocuous orange buffoon is equally guilty of murder, he is also a legitimate target for retaliation.

  28. Herald says:
    @Renoman

    What has any of that bullshit got to do with Trump murdering another country’s top general?

  29. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Renoman

    Too bad Trump supporters are still a bunch of cucks who love niggers and kikes.

  30. @Andrei Martyanov

    From any random snapshot of Mike Pompeo, it would appear that, along with prohibitions against lying, fasting is not part of Christian-Zionism’s religious tradition.

    Christian-Zionism: Riding the short bus to heaven with frequent stops at the Piggly-Wiggly for RC cola and moon-pies.

    • Replies: @anon
  31. Z-man says:
    @Justsaying

    Ghali said:

    We live under a brutal form of Fascism that has no equivalent in human history. I pales in comparison with Nazi Germany. There are no longer the rules of law and civilised norms. It is a barbaric, lawless, rogue, terrorising and distinctly global AngloZionist Fascism led by the U.S., Israel and Britain. They are always on the look to provoke aggression, commit war crimes, and inflict greater human misery thousands of miles away from their own borders. AngloZionist Fascism is a Mafia-like criminal enterprise that targets any nation who refuses to kowtow to AngloZionist alliance dictates to exploit its natural resources.

    Justsayin said:

    Pompeo’s gangland style hit is indeed an affirmation, but not of “deterrence” but of a gangster republic that our nation has become under the watch of mob bosses masquerading as our leaders and representatives in Washington.

    Well said, bears repeating and I will steal them. (Wink)
    As I’ve said on this site nemerous times this guy Plump‘eo is the most dangerous one of the lot. A Christian Zionist zealot with that crazed look in his face. Psychoanalyzing him I would say because of his Itralian name he’s been trying to show throughout his whole life that he’s a better A’mrkin than the WASPS he grew up with back in California/Kansas. All he’s done is show that he’s a better Zionist. A curse that will come back to bite him either in this life or the hereafter.

    • Agree: Druid
  32. You might like this video:
    Pompeo channels inner Gangster (LOL)
    https://www.biblaridion.info/blog/pompeo-channels-inner-gangster/

  33. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:

    Bring on WWIII goddamnit, sick of this Jew-run prison planet.

    • Replies: @Druid
  34. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Andrei Martyanov

    Plumpeo graduated first in his class from West Point (granted it was non-STEM “Engineering Management “)

    He is not stupid. I very much doubt he believes any of the religious nonsense he spouts. He is simply saying what he needs to say for political advantage. This is a strategy he learned quite well at West Point and in the Army.

    He is evil and has no morals. This is worse than stupid

  35. Saggy says: • Website

    Pompeo’s hand in the assassination is not really in doubt

    Typical hasbara misdirection. It’s Trump, Pompeo, Bolton, et. al. … quoting the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe …

    The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had — he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud.”

  36. Ashtray says:

    Pompeo is desparate. So is America. Murdering opponents is a desperate and despicable thing to do. Unforgivable.
    You will reap what you sow, better stop sowing Trump and kick that obesite ass of Pompeo ASAP.

    PS, don’t be fooled, among the people in Europe the US is largely seen as a source of instability and terror.
    But hey, who cares? We’ve got the biggest guns and the loudest mouth.

  37. The scalpel says: • Website
    @mark green

    It’s worth noting that Pompeo is a Christian dispensationalist and a pro-Israel zealot. Why does Mike Whitney ignore these facts?

    Whitney ignores this because he knows that Pompeo does not believe this claptrap himself. Pompeo is simply using that language to score political points, especially in his home state of Kansas

  38. Soleimani was taken out because Israel wanted him taken out and didn’t want the retaliation to target Israel.

    So instead they had their servants in Washington DC take him out, distanced themselves from the hit in a blatant way, and now expect Americans to bleed in any retaliation.

    Trump admitted he did it to please the Senate Republicans, which means the Senate Republican’s Zionist donor-handlers.

  39. Mike P says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    Well the good thing is you don’t even have to waste those 1 or 2 minutes on listening to Pompeo – one look at his face is enough.

  40. Tucker says:
    @JVC

    I must say that I greatly admire Mr. Whitney for devoting so much time and effort to focus the spotlight on this fat, treasonous, pathologically insane, John Hagee indoctrinated, bible thumping
    murderous psychopath and exposing his role in this premeditated, criminal act of cold blooded murder.

    I also hope that there are Iranians visiting this website and absorbing these details of this criminal psychopath’s role in this illegal and criminal political assassination. I agree with the comment by JVC.

    For as long as these neocon criminals are able to commit these kinds of Mafia caliber assassinations and extend the tip of their evil Middle Fingers to both US Law and International Law and do these crimes with the idea that they can do so with complete impunity – these draft dodging, chickenhawk cowards will continue doing this kind of stuff. For as long as they feel like they are untouchable,
    they will keep behaving in criminal and dishonorable ways.

    BTW: I read an article by the fence straddling and totally inconsistent Judge Andrew Napolitano that I think appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com’s website and in it, he was discussing the illegality of the killing of Soleimani. In that column, he went down the checklist in a very logical and legal fashion in order to prove his point and along the way, he pointed out that both Presidents Ford and Reagan signed laws that clearly prohibited political assassinations. These laws coincided with International laws that are also on the books.

    Killing Soleimani, who had been invited to travel to Baghdad to participate in a peace agreement conference and the purpose of his mission was known by the White House prior to his arrival and subsequent murder and the PM of Iraq even admitted this to the mainstream media and said he had talked with Trump on the phone prior to this meeting – and then, Pompeo manages to goad Trump into killing the guy while he was under the supposedly good-will flag of Truce – that has to be one the biggest and most dishonorable and cowardly stunts that any American President has ever committed.

    Soleimani was a highly respected warrior who actually faced the risk of death and he winds up being killed by a Vietnam war draft dodger who claimed he had bad feet and who is a guy who has probably never even won a fist fight in his entire life?

    Life and this world sure seems to be screwed up these days.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Thanks: L.K
  41. Tucker says:
    @JVC

    I discovered that Pompeo apparently lives in Kansas. I wonder if anyone were to check
    the want ads in the Wichita, Kansas local newspaper would they find an ad in the Help
    Wanted Section under the category of ‘Need Help Starting My Car’ every morning?

    Just wondering. Its an ad I would definitely place, if I were stupid enough to get on TV and boast
    about orchestrating a mob hit.

    Pompeo is an Italian, right? I think he might have neglected to complete Mafia Boss 101 school.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  42. ‘Pompeo Says Gangland-Style Hit on Soleimani Was “Restoration of Deterrence”‘

    I just love that headline.

    By the way, there can be no question about Trump’s motives.

    It is reported this morning (CNN) that Trump bragged about the killing to a crowd at a big fundraising dinner.

    Just sick, official state murder for campaign donations.

    That’s what America is reduced to.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @renfro
  43. The murder of Soleimani was a zionist ordered assassination on a man who was fighting the terrorists created and funded and supplied by the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain, ie the CIA and the Mossad and MI6, and these chain dog killers love assassinations and they have done plenty of them over the decades.

    Read these books, By way of Deception by Victor Ostrovsky, and Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen , and The Secret Team, the CIA and its Allies in Control of the World by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, and The Committee of 300 by former MI6 officer John Coleman, these can be had on amazon.com.

  44. Amanda says:

    @Tucker-

    On this:

    Killing Soleimani, who had been invited to travel to Baghdad to participate in a peace agreement conference and the purpose of his mission was known by the White House prior to his arrival and subsequent murder and the PM of Iraq even admitted this to the mainstream media and said he had talked with Trump on the phone prior to this meeting – and then, Pompeo manages to goad Trump into killing the guy while he was under the supposedly good-will flag of Truce – that has to be one the biggest and most dishonorable and cowardly stunts that any American President has ever committed.

    Soleimani was a highly respected warrior who actually faced the risk of death and he winds up being killed by a Vietnam war draft dodger who claimed he had bad feet and who is a guy who has probably never even won a fist fight in his entire life?

    I truly agree–beyond disgusting! US operates like a ruthless gangster–truly shameful and sickening.

    • Replies: @renfro
  45. Z-man says:
    @Tucker

    He’s half Italian, the mother’s side is ‘Wasp’.

    ‘Need Help Starting My Car’

    LOL!
    Yes, he’s a legitimate target of the Persians…I hope they get him.
    But to be fair they should get two or three actual NEOCONS. Kristol and Douche-a-witz come to mind right off the top of my pointy head. (Purple Satan grinning emoji here)

    • Replies: @Druid
  46. @Sean

    ‘It may be the beginning of a re-think and turning back to look again at diplomatic solutions.’

    Alternatively, we have earned the hatred and contempt of seventy million people with a vicious act of treacherous murder, carried out under the pretense of conducting peace talks. It’s still possible to visit Iran; why don’t you go put an American flag tee-shirt, tour the country, and report back on your reception?

    There’s also the minor detail that the act itself was morally loathsome and obviously carried out in the hopes of provoking an otherwise indefensible war of aggression. That’d be another way of looking at it.

    But I guess for the new America, all that’s just fine.

  47. Truth3 says:

    Imagine Pompous Pompeo, Ratface Dershowitz, Ugly Adelson, Froggie Mnuchin, and Dickhead Pence traveling to a foreign capital in the Middle East to meet others to hear and consider a peace offer… and suddenly, without warning, a drone operated by China or Pakistan swoops in and unloads a one way ticket to the next world for all of them.

    The US would certainly be at WW3 within hours.

    See the hypocrisy?

    The Jews are known for hypocrisy, of the extreme kind. Hell, the word chutzpah exists in their language for a reason.

    Christ called the Jews hypocrites to their faces. They killed Him because of it.

    The Jewish hypocrisy is the root of nearly all of the USA troubles internationally. Only hypocrites think it is OK to do unto others what they are NOT allowed to do to you.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  48. ‘It’s amazing to me that anyone still has anything to do with Alan Dershowitz after the Epstein allegations

    I don’t care how prestigious of a legal expert he is, have some standards..’

    Amazing to him, is it?

    It doesn’t surprise me at all.

  49. @The scalpel

    What is engineering management? Propaganda?

    • Replies: @The scalpel
  50. joe2.5 says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    “if he travels abroad” or if the US implements its own laws.

  51. @Urban Moving

    Murder indeed. No other way to look at those facts. But where is the Article of Impeachment for that High Crime and Misdemeanor?

  52. Z-man says:

    From The Phora:

    Originally Posted by clefty
    Just like 100 years ago in Germany it took a little for the joos to be exposed but then the solution was sought…

    And now again da joos are being exposed…Pollard…abramoff…Marc rich …Madeoff…Weinstein…9/11…soros…AmazIon…the jooish impeachment mob…oh and Epstein didn’t kill himself

    They are overplaying it…America is WACHTing AUF!…and then solutions finally…

    This guy ‘clefty’ is overplaying it but he’s not wrong.

  53. Paul says:

    Whom does the corpulent Pompeo think that President Bone Spurs should try to assassinate next? And does he think Bone Spurs is fair game for assassination for purposes of deterence? Or is Pompeo just another hypocrite?

  54. Omegabooks [AKA "Anon"] says:

    Pompous is gonna do what Pompous is gonna do. Even more a concern to true Christians is this–do folks claiming to be believers on Christ who generally support Trump actually believe it is perfectly fine to commit war crimes, “lie cheat and steal all the time” while laughing about it, and support death and destruction (disregarding Revelation 11:18–God will destroy those that destroy the Earth) and killing millions of people just because… Mostly I refer to Christian Zionists…oh, and,do you really want to nuke Iran? You do know there are somewhere between 30,000 and 300,000 Jews living in Iran and God knows how many Christians (there are more Jews in Iran than anywhere else in ME outside of Israel…one reason Nutty Yahoo would never attack Iran and wants the Shabbos goy to do it). And what will you do when the time comes where you must choose between Christ and Israel (that is, when Noahide takes affect…and you’re worried about Sharia? Bwahahahahahahahahah!)

  55. onebornfree says: • Website

    Its [self] delusional to believe that Pompeo is some sort of unusual aberration, an “exception to the rule”.

    Pompeo’s actions are merely “par for the course” . He’s essentially no different from any other politician . Anybody who believes otherwise is simply living in “la la land”.

    This just in:

    “Because they are all ultimately funded via both direct and indirect theft [taxes], and counterfeiting [central bank monopolies], all governments are essentially, at their very cores, 100% corrupt  criminal scams which cannot be “reformed”or “improved”,simply because of their innate criminal nature.”   onebornfree

    “Taking the State wherever found, striking into its history at any point, one sees no way to differentiate the activities of its founders, administrators and beneficiaries from those of a professional-criminal class.”      Albert J. Nock

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  56. That’s only natural. Every normal criminal would approve of mafia-style assassination of Soleimani. Plumpeo is no exception.

  57. @Truth3

    Imagine Pompous Pompeo, Ratface Dershowitz, Ugly Adelson, Froggie Mnuchin, and Dickhead Pence traveling to a foreign capital in the Middle East to meet others to hear and consider a peace offer… and suddenly, without warning, a drone operated by China or Pakistan swoops in and unloads a one way ticket to the next world for all of them.

    Just add orange clown to the group, and that would be a dream come true. There would be no WWIII – the bandits have no scruples, but they are cowards, first and foremost. Just look at the US “response” to Iran hitting the US bases.

    • Agree: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Avery
  58. Has Pompeo put a price on his own head?

  59. bjondo says:

    Pompeo and Pence,
    in rush to be raptured?

    Take stairway to State’s roof.

    Jump.

    Either meet Jesus
    or
    Dead-in-Hell Falwell.

    5ds

  60. @onebornfree

    Agree completely, the ZUS is a rogue criminal zionist controlled predator on the world stage.

  61. Trump made the call so he takes the fall.

    I am so tired of the its-not-his-fault-his-cabinet-made-him-do-it BS

  62. A day that will live in infamy.

  63. @The scalpel

    Plumpeo graduated first in his class from West Point (granted it was non-STEM “Engineering Management “)

    Let’s make it clear–anyone who is a part of these American Old Testament death cults worshiping Rupture and Holy Israel CAN NOT be smart people by any normal traditional metric. They may take a prize in a “Fvcking Lunatic” category and some may even have Ph.D in applied physics, but those are not metrics which distinguish between being “stupid” or not. In the end, these are actions which primarily are main criteria of stupidity or otherwise. Pompeo is a moron, who, BTW, just made sure that US departure from super powerdom accelerated greatly.

    • Thanks: The scalpel
  64. Skeptikal says:
    @Ghali

    “We live under a brutal form of Fascism that has no equivalent in human history. I pales in comparison with Nazi Germany. ”

    It would be worthwhile to break down some relevant indicators and compare the current US situation with that in Germany in, say, 1935.

    Some people have attempted this.

    One point worth making, though, is that Hitler was punctilious in following the law. If he wanted to do something, he made sure that a law was on the books that gave his government the legal facade to do what he wanted. Such as the persecution of the Jews (this was well before the Final Solution hove into sight). For example, Hitler was furious when SA “freelancers” conducted an impromptu pogrom in Gunzenhausen on March 25, 1934. He then made sure that there were laws on the books making it “legal” to persecute Jewish Germans.

    So, that was legitimized lawlessness.
    What *we* have here in the USA in our top state officials is lawlessness without even the figleaf of a law of some kind. What law legalizes “deterrence” and assassination? On the contrary, laws on the books prohibit assassination. Who hands down the indictments for such crimes? Self-confessed. Trump and Pompeo have confessed to this crime. Who hands down an arrest warrant?

    It wouldn’t surprise me if avengers targeted Pompeo first.

    We are deep into the woods here.
    We are far up s— creek without a paddle.
    Can it be that Trump’s “advisors” such as Pompeo have driven him round the twist by convincing him that they are “normal” and so if he wants to be considered “normal” he must do what they say? Certainly the MSM seem to be applauding the abnormal by labeling it “normal,” yea, presidential. Such as the missile attacks in Syria.
    Now suddenly they do a 180, and hang Trump out to dry, pinned to the line alongside Pompeo.
    Two gangsters

  65. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    John McArdle introduces Rachel O’Leary Carmona, “chief operating officer of the Women’s March”

    {does McArdle’s grin mean he’s thinking, Women’s Waddle?}

    [MORE]

    {SHAME on you!!
    Shame shame shame!
    Shame on you for fat shaming a fat woman}

    I’m so ashamed.

    Who ate the last bagel?

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  66. About Pompous Plumpeo. First of all, Plumpeo is an obese vassal who’s lard is effecting his brain and reasoning.
    Secondly, why didn’t anyone call this Pompous-Dumbo-Plumpeo out on the carpet when he uttered this nonsense: “Trump was sent from God to save Israel from Iran.”
    Now seriously folks, how can anyone take this imbecile seriously?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-47670717

  67. Z-man says:

    My top ten hit list as of today 1/18/20:
    Lard face Pompeo
    Bibi
    Bolton
    Alan Douche-a-witz
    Linda Graham
    One of the top three Dumbo’krats in Congress (I pick ‘up-Chuck’ Schumer)
    That other Zionist politician…Lieberman (Avigdor)
    Ok the Lieberman from Connecticut too.
    Adelson’s wife.
    Another Zionist billionare.
    *That’s two Liebermans, I should get an extra choice. (Big grin)
    Krystol, the ‘Dean’ of Neo-khans. I would torture him for 24 hrs. first. “Jesus forgive me!”
    Add another Globohomo to that list also. (Purple Satan grinning emoji here)

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  68. Avery says:
    @AnonFromTN

    {…. and that would be a dream come true. }

    Yeah: ‘a dream come true’
    But just a dream.
    None of those people would be in one place at the same time. Maybe a couple, but not all.
    Certainly not POTUS and the Veep.
    And certainly not outside US.

    {, a drone operated by China or Pakistan}

    China would never do something that stupid.
    Neither would Pakistan.
    In the case of China, assuming it did, US may not attack China directly, but there would be massive retaliation. Maybe giving Taiwan nukes, or to the Uygurs…….to use against Beijing. China needs US for its economic and technological advancement for a long time. And Chinese are very careful getting into a fight. They are not afraid to push back, but just enough.

    In the case of Pakistan, the government wouldn’t do it, but some rogues in the military might, or some Islamist group with the help of their ISI. As far as I know Pakistan doesn’t have anything (i.e. nuke missiles) that can reach US, so US will nuke it at will. Or maybe encourage India to attack (….with US’s help). Pakistan disappearing as a state will have zero effect on US – economic or otherwise.

    And US doesn’t care what happens that far away, even to its “allies” (…..nuked by Paks).
    The only consideration for US would be the astronomical price of oil, in starting a conflagration in the region.

    (Most) People of US are oblivious to the rest of the world, and that includes the leadership (with few exceptions). They haven’t seen on US homeland the massive devastation that war brings
    So people here feel very secure, that is why they attack and invade at will: so far there has been no pain. Sorry, but the deaths of ~3,000 9/11 Americans is “cost of doing business” to these psychopath leaders. Not to mention the millions that have been killed in foreign lands as a result of US wars since WW2.

    We have to ask ourselves: why were they bold enough or stupid enough to carry out the Soleimani murder? Because they were pretty sure there would be no serious consequences. So far there are none. So Iran assassinates someone high up in the future: then what? Everyone is expendable to The Empire. They couldn’t care less. If fact they’d welcome it: endless grist for the anti-Iranian demonizing mill.

    Why is it that Kim Jong-un has not been assassinated? Because The Empire is pretty certain that even in his absence North Korean military will unleash Hell on South Korea and Japan. They are a cohesive, fearless people not afraid of war. US is not militarily vulnerable to NK, but the economic devastation and chaos may cause the collapse of US.

    • Replies: @Bjørn Keldur
  69. Z-man says:

    Just got a good definition for Globohomo from Jim Goad of Taki’s ‘The Week that Perished’ fame.

    The Zio-corporate-banking-pedohomo elite try to rally America’s masses to get excited about yet another tedious and likely endless war in the Middle East, only 28% of Americans are even able to “point out Iran on a zoomed-in map of the region.”

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  70. Walter says:

    The say a West Point education is almost the equivalent of a 2 year degree from a mediocre junior college. They may be right about that.

    You attack people when you want them to shoot back…so my daddy tol’ me.

  71. renfro says:
    @eah

    At least Hitler wasn’t a fat pig. Trump, Pampeo, Barr would make enough bacon to feed a entire village for a year,

  72. Art says:

    Pompeo graduated first in his class at his frat boy college – West Point! (Its alumnae have lost every war since 1945.)

    Clearly, Pompeo got A’s in ass kissing, but not in vocabulary.

    Hmm – he does not even know the meaning of the word “deterrence.”

    He thinks you can murder your way to peace – a Neanderthal West Point notion.

    p.s. In every speech, the bastard menacingly implies that you are a traitor if you do not agree with him.

  73. renfro says:
    @John Chuckman

    It is reported this morning (CNN) that Trump bragged about the killing to a crowd at a big fundraising dinner.

    Prez Bone Spurs is such a tough guy. But his fellow yellow belly supporters eat this crap up.

    Trump recounts minute-by-minute details of Soleimani strike to donors at Mar-a-Lago
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/politics/trump-soleimani-details-mar-a-lago/index.html

    In his speech — held inside the gilded ballroom on his Mar-a-Lago property — he claimed that Soleimani was “saying bad things about our country” before the strike, which led to his decision to authorize his killing.
    “How much of this shit do we have to listen to?” Trump asked. “How much are we going to listen to?”
    Trump did not describe an “imminent threat” that led to his decision to kill Soleimani, the justification used by administration officials in the aftermath of the attack.
    Instead, he described Soleimani as a “noted terrorist” who “was down on our list” and “was supposed to be in his country” before traveling to other nations in the region.
    Trump described in detail watching remotely as Soleimani arrived at Baghdad International Airport, where he was met by Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of Kata’ib Hezbollah.

    Trump claimed erroneously that Soleimani was meeting “the head of Hezbollah” (the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group is separate from group led by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis).
    And he claimed the strike he authorized took out “two for the price of one.”
    He went on to recount listening to military officials as they watched the strike from “cameras that are miles in the sky.”
    “They’re together sir,” Trump recalled the military officials saying. “Sir, they have two minutes and 11 seconds. No emotion. ‘2 minutes and 11 seconds to live, sir. They’re in the car, they’re in an armored vehicle. Sir, they have approximately one minute to live, sir. 30 seconds. 10, 9, 8 …’ ”
    “Then all of a sudden, boom,” he went on. “‘They’re gone, sir. Cutting off.’ ”
    “I said, where is this guy?” Trump continued. “That was the last I heard from him.”
    Trump’s detailed recounting of the strike goes further than what he or other officials have said about the evening in early January that took out Iran’s top military and intelligence commander. The strike led to increased tensions in the region and fears the US and Iran could go to war.
    Trump acknowledged the outcome Friday, saying the strike “shook up the world.”
    “He was supposed to be invincible,” Trump said of Soleimani.
    In his remarks, Trump also repeated claims that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “screaming” following a US raid on his compound.
    “He was screaming, going crazy,” Trump said. Other US officials have declined to provide further details of al-Baghdadi’s final minutes.
    And Trump joked the Belgian Malinois dog that assisted in the Baghdadi raid “got more credit than I did” for the killing.
    “The dog Conan became very famous,” Trump said.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  74. MLK says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    What’s the point of all of you characters ignoring the attack on the US embassy in Bagdad that precipitated the POTUS to order Soleimani taken out:

    https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/01/02/photos-reveal-damage-to-us-embassy-in-baghdad-following-attack-by-supporters-of-iran-backed-militia/

    It has been quickly memory-holed by the entirety of The Resistance to Trump, from the Iranian government to Democrats in Congress.

  75. @exiled off mainstreet

    If that were to materialize, i.e. America lost ability to deter prosecution of its leaders while abroad for war crimes, then the old boy Henry K. would be the first in line to get nabbed…

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Republic
  76. renfro says:
    @Amanda

    Killing Soleimani, who had been invited to travel to Baghdad to participate in a peace agreement conference and the purpose of his mission was known by the White House prior to his arrival

    The peace talks and the messages were between Saudi and Iran with the Iraq PM as the go between.
    Assuming Saudi was sincere about better relations with Iran then Israel would been freaking out …the last thing Israel wants is to have Saudi drop out of the push to get the US to attack Iran

  77. @renfro

    Trump is a war criminal.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  78. anon[700] • Disclaimer says:
    @Really No Shit

    the old boy Henry K. would be the first in line to get nabbed…

    Me? I wouldn’t waste a paper towel to wipe the knife on Henry K.

    Go after the young,

    Daughter Zion, doomed to destruction,
    happy is the one who repays you
    according to what you have done to us.
    Happy is the one who seizes your infants
    and dashes them against the rocks.

  79. Robjil says:

    Looking at MSM comments, I notice that they keep bringing up 600 US soldiers dead because of Soleimani.

    I said that that there is a war going on there because of Isis. Soleimani fought Isis. So how could 600 US soldiers have died because of Soleimani?

    I also asked why there is a 6 number being used? It is obviously a Jewish theme.

    In the Torah, the first five books of Tanakh ( Old Testament) is where Jewish 6 mania comes from.

    In it on the six day man was created.

    Thus, six represents man in Judaism.

    So, it had to be a “6” million number for the big H.

    In Torah, 600000 ancient Israelis left Egypt to go to Israel.

    There are also 600000 letters in Torah.

    This 6 mania in our Jewish ruled world is based on this nonsense.

  80. Republic says:
    @Really No Shit

    It has been reported that Kissinger left France in a hurry once he learned that an arrest warrant for war crimes was about to be served on him

    Bush Jr has avoided going to Switzerland for the same reason

  81. @renfro

    Dr. Bandy X. Lee is a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine, president of the World Mental Health Coalition

    Dr. Brandy X. Lee needs to be called before the physicians’ licensing board, sanctioned at minimum, possibly suspended, or have her license revoked. It is a breach of medical ethics to diagnose without having examined a patient, irrespective of who that patient may be.

    • Replies: @renfro
  82. Art says:

    One of the mucky mucks in Iran shot his moth off and told Trump “you can do nothing.”

    This was red meat to emperor Trump. He decided to do something and kill Soleimani.

    That is the untold story.

    • Replies: @Avery
  83. @Anonymous

    Just like Stroop’s troops crushed Juden in 1943 Warsaw.

    It’s clear that you are stuck in the official narrative. The Warsaw ghetto was providing war materiel for the Germans. The decision was made to move the work, and therefore the workers, to Auschwitz. The ghetto was completely run by Jews and had been pretty much left on its own. The “uprising” was about relocating the work, which deprived the black market the opportunity to thrive.

  84. Blip Blop says:

    If Iran had assassinated a US general in such a crass way, Joe Sixpack would call them a bunch of chicken-shit cowards.

    But when the Good Guys (TM) do it? “USA… USA…”

  85. @Desert Fox

    Trump is a war criminal.

    What else is new? So is Obama, Bush Jr, and Clinton, not to mention smaller fry like Plumpeo, Clinton bitch, Rumsfeld, Albright, etc.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  86. renfro says:
    @Curmudgeon

    As the Jesuits said…..”there is an exception to every rule.”

    It doesnt take Dr Lee to tell us Trump is a psycho. She’s just confirming what we see in Trump.

  87. @Avery

    If we look around at society, we can see what happens when you bring-up a child without consequences. They never can understand the cause and effect of their own actions. They usually end-up on drugs, broke, jailed, dead, or all of the above. Now if you compare the relative age of the US to the rest of the world, we are but a mere child, acting in the exact same manner. We have not seen the massive “devastation that war brings” up close and personal. The total collapse of a population, suffering, starvation, and the death that just lingers, but can’t come soon enough. It’s something that happens to those non-exceptional countries…just something else on TV. It’s not real. We all know these types all too well. They’ve never traveled abroad, never visited a war memorial museum, and think people who have accents are intellectually inferior and sub-humans. Inasmuch as the democrat impeachment proceeding was a complete farce, full of projection, and devoid of the facts, they did arrive at the right conclusion: The President of the United States is completely unhinged, as demonstrated through his twitter tirades, hirings, firings, and now this assassination that finds no parallels in modern history. What about the way he turns on everyone and everyone that has come to know this man turn on him… even his most trusted associates? If this isn’t a clear and present danger posed by our own hand, then what is? It’s like being held captive in the backseat of a drunk driver who’s running down pedestrians and it’s only a matter of time before we hit that brick wall. Buckle-up folks, we are in for a bumpy ride from here on out.

    • Replies: @Escher
  88. @MLK

    What is the point of you ignoring the US attack on the Iraqi militia that killed 24 Iraqis? There was no evidence they were involved in the rocket attack that killed the “American” contractor, and it denied involvement, prior to being attacked. WTF do you think would happen at the Embassy of the unwanted invaders, a shower of floral petals? What does Soleimani’s assassination have to do with Iraqis attacking the US Embassy?

    • Replies: @MLK
  89. @MLK

    There was no proof of Soleimani’s direct involvement in the attack on the embassy, which was a blowback reaction from the yankee killing of dozens of Iraqis in bases fighting ISIS thugs (whom convincing evidence indicates have had covert support from the US or US related sources. In fact, a day or two before the yankee hit on Soleimani, Soleimani had probably been involved in cooling the tensions and withdrawing from the embassy occupation.
    The embassy itself is not an ordinary embassy but a fortress which stands as an element of reduced continuing occupation which resulted from the war on Iraq, which itself was an “aggressive war”, defined as a war crime by US prosecutor Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trial.

    Finally, I oppose the “resistance to Trump” based on the official democratic party, which lost its legitimacy propagating the phony Russia scare, and the fake impeachment based on demanding the truth about Biden’s corruption and democrat critiques on Trump for being not warlike enough based on phony stories about Russian collusion or attempting to pressure the Ukrainian regime which itself was a puppet regime installed by the deep state under Obama. I would obviously favour impeachment of Trump based on ordering an assassination of an important figure in a government contrary to international law and existing US laws.

    • Replies: @MLK
  90. renfro says:

    Jewish lobby owned American traitor Rep Tom Cotton, goes after anti war Quincy Inst. with the usual anti-Semite slur.
    Obviously some Jews are worried Quincy will have political impact on congress and eventually prevail over the Jewish pro war think tanks.


    Why Is Tom Cotton Hurling the Charge of Anti-Semitism At the Quincy Institute?

    [MORE]

    Unable to hold his laughter upon hearing Cotton’s remarks, Andrew Bacevich, founding president of the Quincy Institute, responded, “The guy is a fool, obviously.”

    The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft is experiencing its first public dust-up.

    On Wednesday, in remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Tom Cotton (R-AR) accused the Quincy Institute of enabling antisemitism. The institute was founded one month ago.

    “It [antisemitism] festers in Washington think tanks like the Quincy Institute, an isolationist blame America First money pit for so-called ‘scholars’ who’ve written that American foreign policy could be fixed if only it were rid of the malign influence of Jewish money.”

    Cotton, a former U.S. Army Captain who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was personally groomed by arch-neoconservative and “NeverTrumper” Bill Kristol prior to his ascension to the U.S. Senate in 2014. Since his election, he has consistently been one of the most hawkish members of the Senate.

    Quincy’s mission statement is to promote “ideas that move U.S. foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace.” To that end, it has been critical of the Trump administration’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in an apparent act of war.

    Andrew Bacevich, a former U.S. Army Colonel who served in Vietnam and the Gulf War, is the founding president of the Quincy Institute. Yesterday, following an event promoting his book, The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory, he spoke to the National Interest about Cotton’s accusations and Suleimani’s death.

    Unable to hold his laughter upon hearing Cotton’s remarks, Bacevich responded, “Well it’s absurd. Nobody in the Quincy Institute has ever made any statement remotely like that. It’s just absurd. It doesn’t deserve a response, really. The guy is a fool, obviously.”

    I don’t care about what he said,” Bacevich continued. “But I think we are encouraged that the Quincy Institute is getting as much attention as it has. And its attention from serious people who wish to see a significant change in U.S. foreign policy, moving away from this promiscuous use of force to a more restrained posture. That’s what we’re trying to do, and I think we’re off to a good start. I also think we have a hell of a long way to go before we bring about the kind of change, we aspire to bring about.”

    The administration has waved away questions about its claim that Suleimani represented an “imminent threat” who was about to execute an attack that could lead to possibly hundreds of American casualties in the Middle East. “Jesus, do we have to explain why we do these things,” an exasperated senior State Department official said in a press briefing when asked about the veracity of the threat.

    Bacevich sees it differently. “We have no idea if any such intelligence existed,” insisted Bacevich on why it’s important to ask these kinds of questions. “We shouldn’t trust any administration, especially on matters related to the use of force. Any administration needs to provide a persuasive case for why it’s necessary to kill somebody or bomb some target.”

    • Replies: @Bjørn Keldur
  91. I’ve lost my patience with Trump. I don’t care what sort of demon the Demoncrats run against him in the next election I’ll vote for that demon so as to vote against Trump.

    He’s quickly leading us into another war. He won’t kill my kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  92. @AnonFromTN

    So is GHW Bush and Cheney and Netanyahu and all the zionist dual citizens who belong to The Project for a New American Century who were part and parcel of the JOINT Israeli and zionist ZUS government attack on the WTC on 911, they got away with it and every thinking American knows that they did it.

    Also all the zionist dual citizens who were involved along with LBJ in the JOINT attack with Israel on the USS Liberty.

    The whole ZUS government has blood on its hands in the wars for Israel in the mideast.

    There is nothing new under the sun in the ZUS and its Israeli controller.

  93. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Blip Blop

    As much as we talk about the Zionist elites, the average white American Joe Sixpack is a soulless, brainless zombie that enables the elites’ misbehavior. That’s why I laugh at people who say “Americans are nice, just the government is rotten”. I have no sympathy for “average Americans”, they can all choke on a fat hotdog, or a black cock since they worship niggers.

    • Replies: @Druid
  94. @Blip Blop

    If Iran had assassinated a US general in such a crass way, Joe Sixpack would call them a bunch of chicken-shit cowards.

    If only Joe Sixpack who can’t find Iran on a map to save his life was deceived. Many people considering themselves smart and sophisticated are duped the same way.

    • Replies: @Wally
  95. @Longfisher

    Looking at the veritable zoo DNC proposes Dems to choose from, I started thinking of voting for Trump (did not vote for anyone in 2016). But I won’t vote for a war criminal. I won’t vote for DNC-selected pieces of shit, either. Won’t vote at all, again.

  96. Wally says:
    @eah

    We know for a fact that Germany was defending itself and Europe from Allied supported / funded Communism and the destructive Jew banking cartel, Vichy France realized it as well.

    Hence the pictured Petain’s willing French alliance with Germany

    The many French SS fighters were some of the best of the foreign SS volunteers. Their resistance to Stalin / USSR is legendary, heroic.

    • Replies: @eah
  97. Wally says:
    @AnonFromTN

    More on the heroic Iranian resistance and protests against the repressive, backward Iran regime:

    Iranian Celebrities Join Protesters in Challenging Oppressive Iranian Regime
    https://thepatriotsreport.com/2020/01/18/iranian-celebrities-join-protesters-in-challenging-regime/
    exc.:

    [MORE]

    “The interviewee said most Iranians view Qasem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general eliminated by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, as a “terrorist and criminal” who “plundered the Iranian people’s wealth” and used brutal tactics to suppress previous demonstrations.”
    more:

    On Wednesday, Amnesty International accused the Iranian regime of using unlawful force to suppress the protests that broke out after Flight PS752 was shot down, including beatings, pellet guns, arbitrary arrests, and sexual violence.

    “It is appalling that Iran’s security forces have violently crushed peaceful vigils and protests by people demanding justice for the 176 passengers killed on the plane and expressing their anger at the Iranian authorities’ initial cover-up,” said Amnesty International researcher Philip Luther.

    Speaking anonymously because he feared arrest, torture, or death, an Iranian protester told i24 News on Thursday that the Iranian people are “sick and tired of the Islamic Republic regime” and will not back down in the face of escalating regime violence.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  98. MLK says:
    @Curmudgeon

    The militia leader killed with Soleimani, along with the one killed in a second drone strike (really memory-holed), were the organizers of the embassy assault.

    Moreover, the American embassy is in the fortified Green Zone. What would you have thought if you were Trump? Particularly since that not so supreme leader Khemenei was taunted Trump with “You can’t do a damn thing,” Democrat Senator Murphy declared the POTUS to be “impotent” in the face of Iranian provocations since the summer, and Democrats generally started chortling with delight about another “Benghazi” under Trump’s watch.

    “Benghazi” in Bagdad likely was just the beginning, with seizure of American Embassy personnel in a replay of the 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis.

  99. MLK says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    There was no proof of Soleimani’s direct involvement in the attack on the embassy . . .

    Well, the POTUS wasn’t looking to try him in an American court. apparently.

    You don’t seriously believe Soleimani flew into Bagdad in the middle of the night, right after the embassy assault, to meet with the militia leaders behind the operation, without nefarious intent, do you? If so, then contra his reputation he was none too bright.

    The Iranians have been closely collaborating with the Democrats as a part of The Resistance. A “Benghazi,” along with a follow-on hostage crisis running right up until Election Day 2020, would have been a game-changer in their so far multiple failed gambits to destroy and remove Trump from office.

    • Replies: @Amon
  100. Trump isn’t actually the President according to this moron. Interesting read but it sounds completely made up.

  101. @renfro

    “Jesus, do we have to explain why we do these things?” You may not have to explain it to us, but you will when you see Jesus.

    “Thou shalt not kill.”
    Exodus 20:13

    “The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.”
    Exodus 20:7 “

  102. SBaker says:
    @exiled off mainstreet

    Like it or not, Soulman was nothing short of a common criminal well practiced in the art of having his underlings do his dirty work. Serial killing and mass murder is common to this culture called islam. Domestic serial killers have to be put down eventually just as international criminals must suffer the same.

    • Replies: @renfro
  103. Avery says:
    @Art

    {One of the mucky mucks in Iran shot his moth off and told Trump “you can do nothing.”}{This was red meat to emperor Trump. He decided to do something and kill Soleimani.}

    Nonsense.

    Even MSM is reporting that the plans to murder Soleimani were “on the books” for a very long time. US (and/or Israel) were sitting and watching, waiting for an opportunity, which unfortunately Soleimani gifted them.

    I have read a few comments on Soleimani related threads @unz and a bunch of (presumably) MAGA posters are singing the same tune: “Harrumph, harrumph,….Iranians shouldn’t have goaded OUR president. their own fault……”

    Here are some of the personal insults Kim Jong Un has hurled at Trump since he got elected:

    – ‘Mentally deranged U.S. dotard’
    -‘Obviously a madman’
    -“a frightened dog”
    -“gangster fond of playing with fire”
    -“A frightened dog barks louder.”

    So how is it that after all those personal insults, Emperor Trump goes and meets Kim and it’s all lovey-dovey between the two?

    Soleimani was murdered because:
    1. He was the lead organizing brains of the ground forces of IRGC and Hezbollah in the historic defeat of The Empire and its ISIS stormtroopers in Syria ( …with RuAF and SAA, of course).
    2. He was the lead organizing brain of the defeat of ISIS in Iraq. If you guys remembers, US-trained Iraqi army ran – ran – in the presence of ISIS, leaving behind all the expensive hardware they had bought from US, and giving it to ISIS.
    3. This is a conjecture on my part: Soleimani was no doubt working with Iraq’s Shia on a long term strategy to eject US troops from Iraq.
    4. Israel: has special hatred for Hezbollah for giving them a bloody nose, and one way to salve their wounded pride is to murder someone like Soleimani . (If they could, the’d love to assassinate Nazrallah)

    • Replies: @Art
  104. Draft dodger Trump was bragging Friday night about killing Soleimani, see zerohedge.com.

  105. @Z-man

    You forgot Bennett and Pence.

    Also Biden, Harris, Booker, Klobuchar, and probably Warren. Marco Rubio.

    Singer, Marcus, Shultz, Spielberg, Saban…

    Cotton, Wyden, both senators from Hawaii…

    Jennifer Rubin, Blitzer, and about twenty other media figures I’m drawing a blank on at the moment. Eli the Weasel. Several noxious French Jewish philosophes.

    Then there are the vermin who profess to be Evangelical Christians. Everybody who's part of CUFI, for starters.

    Apparently, most of the population of Florida.

    It takes a village, as somebody said.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  106. PeterMX says:

    Interesting title for the article. In the leadup to WW II, FDR started interjecting and critzing Hitler and his government. In one of FDR’s speeches he referred to Hitler, and or his government as “gangsters” I believe, or something similar. Hitler responded in a speech and said that Germany was a land of work and they did not have “gangsters” such as the US was [in]famous for, places like Chicago and people like Al Capone and the long list of others, In fact, I think that statement covers all or most of Europe It never had a Chicago or characters quite like Capone. Another interesting fact. Historian David Irving says Hitler fotrbade any assassinations of foreign leaders, while I have always read American writers/authors writing about assassinating Hitler. David Irving also said that if Germany had won the war, Hitler planned to let his main enemy Stalin to live and continue as a leader somewhere far off so he could continue his “social experiments” there.

    I think “gangland-style hit” is an appropriate characterization of what the US did.. I think Israel is the only other country that carries out similar assasinations, but they assassinate Iranan scientists or other people too, people that have nothing to do with governing the country. These are despicable acts, especially by governments claiming to be fighting “terrorism”. I would assume it violates international law and is illegal as anything a terrorist does. It is certainly an act of war. With the extreme popularity of Soleimani, I don’t think Trump murdering him will be forgotten for many years. If I was Iran and the situation changed and the USA was no longer the bully in the world, I would probably consider avenging Soleimani’s murder to make a point. Maybe Trumo will be the target. But I have the feeling Iran is not run by such criminala.

    • Agree: mark green, Saggy
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Saggy
  107. @GMC

    Trump has lost half his wealth since announcing he was going to run for president. Only fools think he is in it for the money.

    It is far more likely Trump is playing go along to get along with the jew mob.

  108. Anon[871] • Disclaimer says:

    In truth, Soleimani was killed to roll back Iran’s influence in Iraq and to reverse the effects Washington’s catastrophic counterinsurgency operation that removed the mainly Sunni-Baathist party from power creating a vacuum that was filled by Iranian-backed militias.

    So Iranian militias just accidentally get sucked into power in these other Middle Eastern regions because the USA did a boo-boo? Iran didn’t want anything to do with things, they were minding their own business and their militias get swept away into Iraq. Darn it. Hate it when that happens.

    Come on. Iran is engaging in military operations and conquest of its neighbors, attempting to increase power and restore a great Persian/Islamic empire. There is no reason a country has to sit back and allow an avowed enemy of it and its allies (Israel) to go around conquering and expanding an empire.

    The problem with anti-war types is that they never give the other side a fair hearing.

    • Agree: SBaker
  109. niceland says:

    For some reason this comes to mind;

    ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality-based_community

    While the Trump administration isn’t creating ‘realities’ the method seems similar. They confuse their opponents with endless stream of conflicting statements creating overload. Trying to ‘get’ them is like herding cats.

  110. Art says:
    @Avery

    Soleimani was murdered because:

    Soleimani was a target for years. All those reasons existed for years — the question is why now — what triggered Trump?

    Of course, I have no proof, but I believe that the challenging words said before the whole world, “you can do nothing” got to Trump.

    Art

  111. @Wally

    Do they really pay enough shekels to make this worthwhile? They must be paying a lot.

    As you know, while some of the readers may not, Amnesty International is funded by Soros. That tells honest people all they need to know about that outfit.

  112. “Their anguish means nothing to Pompeo who believes he is carrying out “God’s work” by eliminating anyone who stands in the way US ambitions in the region”

    Like his previous article Whitney manages to mention Pompeo’s religion without drawing much in the way of conclusions from it Actually, for Pompeo the Evangelical, “God’s work” is restoring Israel to its biblical position(an undocumented one) of power under David and Solomon. Eretz Yisrael is what the Jews call it Do you think that it might have anything to do with Israel’s greatest ally knocking over Iranian generals?

    Also in my perusal, I didn’t see Israel mentioned in Whitney’s discussion of “the region” That must be a record.

    Evangelicals are America’s 5th column 1.0. I think you all know who the 5th column 2.0 is. Unless you are a ‘Whitnian” Is this the new Jewishly acceptable left position on the ME?

  113. Wally says:
    @PeterMX

    said:
    “But I have the feeling Iran is not run by such criminals.”

    The ongoing protests by Iranians would contradict that assumption, please see my comment #97 above.
    exc.:
    “The interviewee said most Iranians view Qasem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general eliminated by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, as a “terrorist and criminal” who “plundered the Iranian people’s wealth” and used brutal tactics to suppress previous demonstrations.”
    also:
    Iran cracks down on massive protests over plane shootdown: https://www.ajc.com/news/iran-braces-for-protests-after-admitting-plane-shootdown/RBn04KhN8ROAqyTEHwBYZM/
    “similar protests were taking place in other Iranian cities.

    – Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran: “Iranians shouldn’t have to risk their lives to exercise their constitutional right to peaceful assembly.”

    With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Is Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/world/middleeast/iran-protests-deaths.html
    “widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead.”

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @PeterMX
    , @L.K
  114. @Wally

    If you believe NYT, I have a bridge to sell you.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Wally
  115. renfro says:
    @SBaker

    Like it or not, Soulman was nothing short of a common criminal well practiced in the art of having his underlings do his dirty work.

    LOL…..and what do think Trump and most of our chicken hawk politicians are.

    • Replies: @SBaker
  116. It’s strange. The US and the West in general is an environment teeming with easy targets if you wanted to avenge the assassinations of your scientists and, now, of your most revered general. Top scientists, CEOs, media pundists. The likes of Elon Musk have no personal security to speak of if you have the resources of a major country at your disposal to be used against them. Scientists, even the very leading ones, tend to have no personal security at all.

    The West is run by and for the sake of an elite that operates inside a mental bubble of invincibility. The psyches of such people are very vulnerable to their bubble popping. They would immediately go into a meltdown if retribution were enacted on them.

    So, why is this not happening? A few years ago, Russia lost a string of diplomats to what probably were poisonings. Somehow it stopped but nobody knows what Russia did to stop it if anything.

    Soleimani was by all accounts a genius even if he was maybe not as important in the military hierarchy as he was made out to be. POTUS is not a genius and he has good security. So you do not target this guy. The lack of geniuses in the West, or of geniuses that are able to express themselves, is palpable. But there are enough acknowledged geniuses around that keep the show going. They can’t all be protected, there are still too many of them. Target those.

    • Replies: @SBaker
    , @Z-man
  117. PeterMX says:
    @Wally

    I would refer you to the millions of Iranians that turned out to mourn the General’s death and this article by Paul Craig Roberts.

    The Iranian Protests Are a Washington Orchestration
    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/01/13/the-iranian-protests-are-a-washington-orchestration/

    Millions gather across the Middle East to mourn Iranian general Qassem Soleimani | ABC News

    You have a problem thinking.

    • Replies: @L.K
  118. @eah

    Look at the pictures of Stalin and his two patrons instead.

  119. eah says:
    @MLK

    The militia leader killed with Soleimani, along with the one killed in a second drone strike (really memory-holed), were the organizers of the embassy assault.

    And what was the reported reason for the “embassy assault”? — how many Americans were killed or injured during the “embassy assault” vs non-Americans during the alleged reason for it?

    Fact is, you have no fucking idea whether they were the “organizers” or not: you heard or read this in, or were told this by, the media, and you believe it, as well as accept it as justification for extra-judicial murder, simple as that — did you also believe that Trump won the election due to collusion with Russia? — that Assad ‘gassed his own people’?

    “Benghazi” in Bagdad likely was just the beginning, with seizure of American Embassy personnel in a replay of the 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis.

    Sure dude, whatever you say.

    Clown.

    • Replies: @MLK
  120. Antares says:
    @MLK

    What’s the point of all of you characters ignoring the attack on the US embassy in Bagdad that precipitated the POTUS to order Soleimani taken out:

    It is far too big to be an embassy. If that American military and intelligence building was located in the US then you would have had a point. But it’s not and they have every right to seize it and burn it down completely.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  121. eah says:
    @Wally

    I was referring to the malevolent arrogance of Außenminister von Ribbentrop, who is looking on in the background — he was regarded as a dumb stooge, someone who would do whatever Hitler said/wanted (in that respect, his counterpart in the Wehrmacht was Keitel).

    More on the heroic Iranian resistance and protests against the repressive, backward Iran regime: ..

    Why do you feel compelled to characterize the government in Iran one way or the other? — how is it any of your business? — or if you’re American, the business of any government you support with your taxes? — why not just leave Iran and Iranians alone? — if the Jews have a problem with Iran, or the alleged purpose of Iran’s nuclear program, let them settle it — if MAD (mutually assured destruction) was good enough for the US vs the USSR during the Cold War, it’s good enough for the Jews vs Persians today — it’s time for the US to out Israel as having nuclear weapons, and then get out of that dispute (and the entire Middle East).

    • Agree: mark green
  122. Amon says:

    The Solemani assassination was just the latest transgression in a conflict that dates back 17 years.

    You mean 41 years right?

    Or are you just ignoring the well documented history of targeted genocide through starvation, sponsored military invasion, forced economic isolation and terrorism by proxy?

    • Replies: @turtle
  123. Amon says:

    HOT UPDATE EVERYONE!

    (((They))) are pushing the Nuclear Weapons/WMD conspiracy again as a justification for an US invasion, just as (((they))) did with Iraq.

    https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Secret-document-shows-Irans-nuclear-weapon-plans-go-back-to-2002-report-614591

  124. SBaker says:
    @renfro

    If we are all the same, does that include you? There is no right or wrong except for you to decide. Somehow common sense has escaped you. I suggest you go live in Somalia.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  125. SBaker says:
    @AsksZaratustra

    It’s strange. The US and the West in general is an environment teeming with easy targets if you wanted to avenge the assassinations of your scientists and, now, of your most revered general. Top scientists, CEOs, media pundists. The likes of Elon Musk have no personal security to speak of if you have the resources of a major country at your disposal to be used against them. Scientists, even the very leading ones, tend to have no personal security at all.

    The West is run by and for the sake of an elite that operates inside a mental bubble of invincibility. The psyches of such people are very vulnerable to their bubble popping. They would immediately go into a meltdown if retribution were enacted on them.

    So, why is this not happening? A few years ago, Russia lost a string of diplomats to what probably were poisonings. Somehow it stopped but nobody knows what Russia did to stop it if anything.

    Soleimani was by all accounts a genius even if he was maybe not as important in the military hierarchy as he was made out to be. POTUS is not a genius and he has good security. So you do not target this guy. The lack of geniuses in the West, or of geniuses that are able to express themselves, is palpable. But there are enough acknowledged geniuses around that keep the show going. They can’t all be protected, there are still too many of them. Target those.

    The West has been hearing this hackneyed crap from the Pakistani Muslims for decades. Try posting something original.

  126. Robjil says:

    This Soleimani assassination is part of the kill the best gentiles game.

    Here is an example of this game at work just a month before in Afghanistan.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/12/10/national/afghanistan-police-detain-six-men-killing-japanese-doctor-tetsu-nakamura/

    Nakamura, local representative of Japanese aid group Peshawar-kai, and his staff were traveling in two vehicles when he was gunned down in an ambush Nov. 4 in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to Afghan authorities and group members.

    Seven to eight assailants — three armed with automatic rifles and other firearms — were involved in the killing of Nakamura, 73, who was shot at close range with five bullets of a special kind not commonly seen in Afghanistan, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

    What did Nakamura do that was so bad?

    The 2003 recipient of the Philippines’ Ramon Magsaysay Award, dubbed the Nobel Prize of Asia, Nakamura was known for dedicating his life to helping the Afghan people, especially for his work in developing an irrigation system and improving agriculture in eastern Afghanistan.

    He was helping create a peaceful Afghanistan. This is a big No-No to the Zion US empire. Peace would kill the need for USisrael to be in Afghanistan.

    https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13981028000375

    The Soleimani assassination was done for the same reason. Soleimani was too good at taking out the USisreal Isis chaos creators. Thus, he had to be taken out.

    On January 3, the United States assassinated General Soleimani, who commanded the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), among others in a set of airstrikes against the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. General Soleimani has earned reputation as West Asia’s most revered anti-terror commander due to his indispensable contribution to defeating terrorist outfits such as the ISIL across the region.

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  127. Wielgus [AKA "Anonymous"] says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Sorry, but did Mr Holocaust Denial actually cite the New York Times?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  128. Saggy says: • Website
    @PeterMX

    I think “gangland-style hit” is an appropriate characterization of what the US did..

    One extraordinary thing about the hit is that Trump publicly gloats about it, at length. I think this is unprecedented, either by any government or illegal gang. The only things comparable I can think of is Hillary’s cackling over Kadaffi’s murder, but that was just one sentence. The thing that triggered me was this clip …. but he’s done it several times ….

  129. Erebus says:
    @Antares

    It is far too big to be an embassy.

    At 104 acres (42 Hectares), and ~15,000 staff, it dwarfs any notion of “embassy”. Its post office ships more than 1M kgs (2.2M lbs) yearly under diplomatic immunity.

    No points for guessing that it ain’t all Iraqi visa applications and replacement passports. You’d guess right if you said weapons. In fact, more than $1B worth over 3 yrs, though I wouldn’t be shocked to hear about it serving as a transshipment point for white powders coming out of Afghanistan under diplomatic cover as well.

    … (the Iraqis) have every right to seize it and burn it down completely.

    Agreed, and they must if the M.E. is to have a US-free chance at peace.

  130. Agent76 says:

    December 4, 2018 Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the very work that you do, the issues that confront the Marshall Fund and confront our region as well.

    https://cz.usembassy.gov/remarks-secretary-of-state-michael-r-pompeo-german-marshall-fund/

    Jan 13, 2020 A timeline of U.S.-Iran relations The U.S. and Iran have a complicated history dating back decades.

    From the U.S. involvement in the shah’s 1953 coup of Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh, to the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, to the U.S. killing of one of Iran’s top generals in January 2020, the U.S. and Iran’s conservative religious and political leaders have often found themselves in stark opposition to one another about their visions for both Iran’s own future and larger interests in the Middle East.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/a-timeline-of-u-s-iran-relations

  131. MLK says:
    @eah

    And what was the reported reason for the “embassy assault”? — how many Americans were killed or injured during the “embassy assault” vs non-Americans during the alleged reason for it?

    I wasn’t ignoring this incident. I was concisely explaining why the POTUS ordered the drone strikes on Soleimani and his allied militia leaders after the embassy assault.

    Indeed, I agree with at least the implication of your comment in that this earlier strike on the only Iraq/Syria border crossing controlled by Iranian proxies, purportedly in retaliation for killing an “American contractor,” constituted the first escalation from the American side that we’re aware of.

    Trump had very publicly declined to respond to earlier repeated Iranian provocations with deadly retaliation. Most prominently after Iran shot down the expensive US drone. We don’t know what changed, or even whether this strike was authorized below Trump as a purported commander-level “defensive” action.

    But what we do know is that Trump, the most transparent POTUS ever, was never asked by a media out to destroy him to explain the strike that killed 25 Iraqis, a clear abandonment of his proportionality principle. They and Democrats didn’t because they had nothing to gain and everything to lose by drawing attention to those details.

    The embassy assault which followed, was coincident with a coordinated (Iran; Democrats; and their allied media) campaign presenting Trump as “impotent,” and that he “couldn’t do a damn thing” to protect American personnel. In other words, Jimmy Carter.

    If you noodle what I’m saying just a little bit harder, you will see that I’m not at all foreclosing the possibility that Soleimani was, in effect, set up.

    After all, it remains completely inexplicable why he travelled outside of Iran; and to Iraq at that moment; and was riding in a car with that militia leader in the middle of the night in Bagdad. Is it so difficult to see this from Trump’s perspective in real-time?

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @Amon
    , @Amon
  132. Z-man says:
    @Colin Wright

    Yeah lets make it a top 100! (Purple Satan grinning emoji here)
    I ran accross Tom Cotton’s face somewhere yesterday. That guy should be ‘drawn and quartered’, with exteme prejudice.

  133. @Wielgus

    The last link in his post was
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/world/middleeast/iran-protests-deaths.html
    NYT has about as much credibility as CNN or State Department, i.e., a lot less than the least credible used car salesman.

  134. Interesting article at jamesfetzer.org entitled ” The strange crash of Ukrainian flight #752 in Iran ” By Vivian Lee . The author postulates that “…the crash was a staged event and not a real plane crash …While one might think that the crash of a Boeing 737 and the deaths of 176 passengers would be impossible to fake , one should remember the attacks of 9/11 [ see cluesforum.info -the simulated victims of 9/11- “Vicsims”]…Like those attacks on 9/11 , the crash of flight #752 was an orchestrated event on a grand scale , involving an airplane and killing no passengers -calculated to keep America fighting for the Zionist project.”

  135. Z-man says:
    @AsksZaratustra

    Yes I was thinking the same thing. Plump’eo certainly doesn’t have the security that Donald does. He should be a very accessible target. But they gotta get one bonafide NEOCON. Kristol would be my choice… for an extremely violent end.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  136. Herald says:
    @MLK

    Is it so difficult to see this from Trump’s perspective in real-time?

    If you can see anything at all from Trump’s perspective, then clearly you have a real problem and urgent professional help is required.

    • Replies: @MLK
  137. Gyre07 says:
    @renfro

    It wouldn’t be much different in a Hillary Clinton administration. Politicians lying directly to the American people doesn’t carry much in the way of consequences these days thanks to media consolidation and the ‘boiling frog’ phenom. That’s why any Democrat centrist will lose against Trump. The American people don’t see any reason to switch to an equally untrustworthy challenger when all that will get us is an extra dose of ‘virtue signalling’ along with our usual daily dose of fist fed propaganda.

  138. Amon says:
    @MLK

    There wouldn’t have been an embassy assault if someone (((TRUMP!))) didn’t decide to drop bombs on Iraqi military personal and border patrols using trumped(ha) up evidence to justify it after his US style terrorist attack.

  139. MLK says:
    @Herald

    Surrender accepted.

    • Agree: Herald
  140. Amon says:
    @turtle

    True that.

    I chose to base my timeline on the fall of the Shah which was in 1979 and which gave us the the current fundamentalist government currently running Iran. Its also the year that the US slapped down the first sanctions and began to plot the overthrow of the new government.

    41 years and who knows how many humans lives have been lost or ruined, not to mention how many trillions have been wasted on this entire silent war.

  141. anon[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @MLK

    In 1997, according to the memoir of General Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a top official in Bill Clinton’s administration suggested that the general lure Saddam Hussein into shooting down a U-2 spy plane over Iraq so the U.S. would have the “precipitous event” it needed “to go in and take out Saddam.” (Shelton refused.) In their book, Hubris, David Corn and Michael Isikoff recount a 2002 CIA plan to help Iraqi exiles take over an Iraqi air base and thus, in the words of one of the plan’s authors, “create an incident in which Saddam lashes out” so “you’d have a premise for war.” https://www.theatlantic.com…

    America added embassy attack or embassy blockade later on the lists ( Russian in CA and Venezuela
    an in DC )

    Otherwise plane crash agitation and embassy attack are good tools for color revolution .Color is supplied bye the local blood on the street.

    Lets add to the list the seizure of money – Libyan Syrian threat to Iraqi money and seizure of Venezuelan money by by who ???? is that a crime also or not ? Just like embassy hostage or seizure, money seizure is also a crime .

  142. Wally says:
    @AnonFromTN

    – Except only one of three citations were from the NY Times. Oops!

    But no worries, have some more:
    Day 51 of Iran Protests: Iranians Celebrating the Death of Qassem Soleimani in Iran and Across the Globe : https://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/iran-protests/27167-day-51-of-iran-protests-iranians-celebrating-the-death-of-qassem-soleimani-in-iran-and-across-the-globe
    Regime officials confirm 1,500 killed in Iran’s nationwide protests: https://irannewswire.org/regime-officials-confirm-1500-killed-in-irans-nationwide-protests/
    Iran makes arrests in plane shootdown, police crack down on protests:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/iran-makes-arrests-in-plane-shootdown-police-

    Cheers.

    • Troll: L.K
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  143. @Ghali

    Pompeo should be “Mussolinied”

  144. Amon says:
    @MLK

    And you call democrats crazy.

    Far as I recall it he traveled to Iraq on a diplomatic invite by the Iraqi government to attend the funeral of Iraqi military and border patrol units murdered by the US armed forces doing what was basically a series of drive by drone attacks on the Iraqi/Iranian border crossings.

    Think of the outrage that would be if Germany decided to drone attack a few dozen US border patrols because they think they might be smuggling weapons to Mexican drug cartels. Do you think something like wouldn’t result in pissed off Americans wanting to confront the German ambassador located inside the German embassy?

    But no, the US is exceptional. It’s what gives its President the right to hold Tuesday morning meetings in which he decide whom should be killed over the next week and who gets to live.

    • Agree: Crazy Horse
  145. L.K says:
    @Wally

    The ongoing protests by Iranians would contradict that assumption, please see my comment #97 above.
    exc.:
    “The interviewee said most Iranians view Qasem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) general eliminated by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, as a “terrorist and criminal” BLAH, BLAH

    You are disgusting and pathetic LIAR & propagandist. I guess that’s why millions of Iranians took to the streets of various Iranian cities to mourn their murdered general. Not even the presstitutes could completely hide this fact…
    Wally, you are a clown without the makeup.
    Mass procession for Iran’s General Soleimani seen from the air

  146. Amon says:
    @MLK

    Is it so difficult to see this from Trump’s perspective in real-time?

    Actually yes it is.

    I tend to avid looking at things from what is clearly a mentally unstable person’s point of view.

    I find that Bush(God talks to me when I’m taking a dump) to Obama(I decide who to kill while eating my breakfast) to Hillary(We came, we saw, he died) to Trump(We just committed a fly by shooting and it was glorious.)

    These people are not right, what they do is not right and I find it depressing to the point of suicidal tendency that these people gets to fubar the entire planet while mindless slaves cheer for them.

    The worst part is that this sets a standard for the rest of the world.

    • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
  147. L.K says:
    @PeterMX

    The problem with ‘wally’ ain’t really with thinking, it is just that Wally does not have even a scintilla of intellectual honesty and decency about him.

    This scumbag is merely a Trump propagandist who always justifies whatever the Trump regime does, no matter how criminal.

    A while ago the Trump regime was threatening Venezuela with regime change and even war, Wally was all for it, and spent his time here endlessly demonizing the Venezuelan government.
    Now he does the same with Iran.

    You can be absolutely certain that if these things were being done by Obama or Killary, the clown would exhibit a very different reaction.
    So, at the end of the day, this is just Wally being the intellectual fraud and scumbag that he is.

  148. JamesinNM says:

    We need some brutal karma to bring the NWO a dose of reality and a chance to repent before they reach final judgement.

  149. @Wally

    Tell me who owns the news agency, and I tell you what they feed you as “news”. Next in line, please!

    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
  150. Wally says:

    – What news agency are you referring to?

    The one run by Iranians?

    – Then try proving to me that there are no protests in Iran against the oppressive Iranian regime.
    Good luck with that.

    – And yes, we know you think that all the videos, like the ones shown below, are staged by Jews. LOL

    MASS PROTESTS IN IRAN: Protesters Rise Up Against Regime, Block Roads, Take Over City Halls, Torch Police Bus, Protests in Iran against the brutal regime are spreading to at least 75 cities. (VIDEO): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/mass-protests-in-iran-people-rise-up-against-regime-block-roads-take-over-city-halls-torch-police-bus-video/

    • Replies: @SBaker
  151. Wally says:
    @L.K

    – So what? That does not refute my point. I never said there were no Iranians who liked Soleimani. You’re simply engaging in another strawman.

    – I can post tons of US 4th of July parades supporting US military actions too if you wish.

    – Of course there’s just as many Iranians , if not more, that disagree with your position, as I have shown in my posts.
    Including the ones that were shot at by Soleimani’s troops, that is.

    – See my comment #151.

    Have a good day.

  152. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @MLK

    Uh huh. What proof do you actually have Soleimani was involved other than the word of two known liars i.e. PompAss and Carrot Top? Besides that. What gives Trump the right to act as judge, jury and executioner in violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendment?

    Not to mention International Laws such as the Geneva Convention and the Nuremberg Code. Remember those? The ones that US was involved in writing that makes PompAss and Trumenstein war criminals just like Hitler and Himmler.

    • Replies: @MLK
  153. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @AnonFromTN

    Funny how Wally the Turd uses mainstream news sources and wales-o-pedia to ‘back up” his total bullshit? Either he’s oblivious or a shill.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  154. MLK says:
    @Crazy Horse

    Perhaps you would explain why you’re making excuses for the Iranian government’s piss-poor execution since Trump took the oath.

    Iran was the original meddler in American elections. It sank Carter in 1980, with that embassy stunt. The Democrats were hankering for a replay, this time as beneficiaries, perfectly timed with the Senate impeachment trial. I wouldn’t be surprised if seizure of the embassy was what Pelosi/Shiff were waiting for to send the articles over to the Senate.

    Iran is giving a bad name to those resisting American power. Incessant belly-aching and foot-stomping that even other resisters (e.g. Russia; China; North Korea; Venezuela . . . ) are sick of listening to, believe me.

    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
  155. @Crazy Horse

    Some time ago I thought that this “Wally” person has convictions, however weird. One can respect a person with views, even when they are very different from your own. However, lately whoever stands behind that moniker behaves like a paid State Department troll: spewing BS and supporting it with BS from MSM. You cannot possibly respect anyone engaging in this: people who stoop to trolling for money are barely a notch above child molesters.

    • Agree: Crazy Horse
    • Replies: @Wielgus
  156. Skeptikal says:
    @Z-man

    Also maybe a big MIC CEO such as the CEO of Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics—something like that would be a fitting target. Like, who manufactures the drone that was used to kill Solameini? per Wiki it is made by General Atomics. How about taking that guy out with a Reaper drone? That would be poetic justice.

    The name “Reaper” is totally creepy, by the way. Reaper, as in Grim Reaper? Designed for assassinations. Ugh.

    • Replies: @turtle
    , @Z-man
  157. SBaker says:
    @Wally

    I have an Iranian friend of decades that confirms what you posted. This site is gravid with muslims and their allies on the left. I’m a scumbag too because I don’t support the Islamic criminals that treat their women worse than the family goat. Check out the muslim rape gangs in the UK–they routinely rape little girls as young as 12 often injecting them with drugs to ply them for sex with a dozen muslim pigs. You will never convince a muslim or their leftist allies to admit to any of this; it is simply not in them to confess their crimes, which is precisely what islam approves for all infidels.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  158. Pfft!

    Gangland insiders “Lindsey” do not brag about being briefed by the “Don” Trump before hand.
    Gangland-Style Hits are not leaked to the NY Times just before the hit. Lindsey again?
    Gangland-Style Hits are never announced after the fact by the “Don.”

  159. turtle says:
    @Skeptikal

    Reaper, as in Grim Reaper?

    Yes, by their own admission.

  160. Turk 152 says:

    This is a golden opportunity for Iran to become beloved by all by giving Cheney the bitter end that he so deserves.

  161. @MLK

    What’s the point when yankees not understanding that they’re not ‘welcomed’ in foreign countries and stealing their natural resources.

    • Replies: @MLK
  162. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @MLK

    I think your tin foil hat is screwed on too tight.

  163. You only have to look at the history of slavery to figure out this does not work. Rome only changed its spots after spartacus almost destroyed their empire. The british were smarter and used psychophants eg indians as their slaves but with pay and benefits.. This works but the downside is look at the number of indians in the UK. So empire always has a downside..

  164. Druid says:
    @anon

    Jews don’t die in wars. Everyone else does. They claim false credit for dying and pocket the benjamins. We don’t need a world war. We need a thorough cleansing!

  165. Druid says:
    @Z-man

    ‘Persians” in the US HATE everything The I he Iranian government. They would probably invite him to a dance and favor him

  166. Druid says:
    @anon

    Unfortunately, I’m beginning to realize that what you saystrue

    • Replies: @anon
  167. Wielgus says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Except for the Holocaust denial stuff, he/she is increasingly coming across as a standard issue Trumpie. Wally seems indifferent at best to the many signs that Trump is at least as Zionist as Killary etc.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  168. anon[837] • Disclaimer says:
    @Druid

    These same cowardly faggots have no problem turning their energy and hatred on foreign boogeymen who have nothing to do with their lives while taking it up the ass from kikes and domestic niggers. Fuck em, they deserve their coming fate. Once you become red-pilled enough, you stop caring about other people, knowing they can’t be saved. I’ve become just as sociopathic as the “elites” haha. Fuck everybody is the motto, I can’t even have a normal conversation with anybody without somebody saying something stupid that makes me want to knock their teeth out.

  169. Moi says:
    @renfro

    I can think of no better reflection of the US today than the loutish, bigoted, ignorant, egotistical Trump. And that’s the unvarnished truth.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  170. Z-man says:
    @Skeptikal

    Naaa. Those CEO’s are a dime a dozen. An actual NeoCohen (sorry Prof. S. Cohen), Kristol and Douche-a-witz come to mind. And that slug Tom Cotton, another raving Christian-Zionist who happens to be a Senator of these here United States of America, what a disgrace.

  171. Mossad’s execution of 9-11 should have been a wake up call.
    You guys subscribed to the phony WMD and coyote planes dissapearing into the babylonian twin towers whilst your intuition should have kicked in and told you something is not right.
    9-11 should have been the litmus test for truth but you conveniently ignored it. You looked the other way due to cognitive dissonance.
    You followed Bush’s order to go on a spending spree with more credit card debt jacked up with high interest to feed the satanic cabal instead.
    With all these bogus wars on terror and non-ending hoaxes you have unwittingly supported the Zionist Satanic push for one world disorder.
    At this point, all you can do is repent for your sins and start fighting back the criminal enterprize who are in charge of orchestrating all these bogus war on terror, creating these monstrous, diabolical, sinister ISISraHELL with the help of al-CIA-da and MOSSAD.
    Alternate would be to sit back and enjoy bigger fireworks than 9-11 coming near you whilst they prepare greater IzraHELL for the coming of their Yahweh, The Anti-Christ dajjal who will globalize his reign of terror from Jerusalem.
    Either way buckle up for a roller coaster ride with some of these demonic, totally psychopathic, diabolical, sinister, pathological liars and corrupters of mother earth. You reap what you sow.

    Or you can join the army of of the Anti-Christ Dajjal.Join the Zionist Crusade!
    Join the U.S military and fight for Israel.
    Seven Islamic countries need to be destroyed for Greater Israel Project.
    1.Afghanistan- check
    2.Iraq-check
    3.Sudan-check
    4.Libya-check
    5.Somalia-check
    6.Syria-In Progress
    7.Iran-TBA

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  172. MLK says:
    @whattheduck

    That’s nonsense, the US is bestride the globe by agreement with the hosting state.

    How many countries welcome an Iranian military/intelligence presence? Do you think most Iraqis, including the Shia, want to be dominated by Iran, especially at a time when the Iranian economy is in dire condition?

    Even Iran doesn’t really want the US out of Iraq, let alone the region. Lest it’s economic and political condition deteriorate further with the loss of American/Coalition largesse to loot.

    While it may upset you and most other commenters here, the US has no competitor when it comes to such big-power patronage. While China has the capability of getting there eventually, its efforts so far have been little better than crass debt servitude racketeering.

    Venezuela is even worse off, with Russia, China, and Cuba, looting its natural resources (oil and gold).

    Iraq would do well to learn from Vietnam, the model for a country developing a mutually beneficial relationship after a devastating war with the US.

    As for Iran, its government is like some sort of pathetic resistance parody at this point. It’s still whining and crying to anyone who will listen about Mossadegh! As I’ve mentioned before, it’s impossible to overstate how thoroughly Iran squandered Obama’s rapprochement by playing him and his administration for fools.

    • Troll: whattheduck
    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    , @Amon
  173. @Wielgus

    Wally seems indifferent at best to the many signs that Trump is at least as Zionist as Killary etc.

    That, too. But s/he/it is playing blind to many other things, as well. I guess we should commiserate: it is hard to be a troll, and it’s even harder to be a troll for the losing side.

  174. @Moi

    I can think of no better reflection of the US today than the loutish, bigoted, ignorant, egotistical Trump

    The US would be lucky if Trump were the only problem. Thing is, all of these adjectives describe the US elites. What’s more, they appear stark staring mad. Would have been OK in a lunatic asylum. Unfortunately, they run successive US governments, changing the figureheads (“presidents”) like soiled diapers.

  175. @Amon

    Yes, we are governed by psychopaths and the United States is both a plutocracy and a pathocracy , see
    “The pathocracy of the Deep State : Tyranny at the hands of a psychopathic government ” By John Whitehead , globalresearch.ca

  176. @MLK

    Iraq would do well to learn from Vietnam

    Now, with that I can only agree. The US is on its best behavior after rooftop evacuation, but not before it.

    • Replies: @MLK
  177. MLK says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Perhaps. Though, as I’m sure you’re aware, Vietnam had to shake off a whole lot more than that in the bargain.

    Smart countries put a period on such things in the national interest. Heck, the US did with the British after they burned our capital.

  178. Amon says:
    @MLK

    Iraq would do well to learn from Vietnam, the model for a country developing a mutually beneficial relationship after a devastating war with the US.

    The end of the Vietnam war resulted in crushing economic sanctions, an out of control pathocracy in next door Cambodia that left 1/5 of that nations population dead until Vietnam stepped ina nd stopped it, domestically got a rampaging cancer and birth defect epidemic from the billions of gallons of Agent Orange sprayed on civilians, foes and US soldiers alike, an infrastructure that was blown to dust, remember, the US dropped more bombs on Vietnam than were dropped doing all of WWII and all of it was based on a blatant lie.

    It also left Vietnam with millions of unexplored bombs, landmines and chemical WMDs dumped or buried everywhere the US went. All if of it just waiting to blow up children, adults, pets and farm animals if they happen to walk past or across them.

    Politically, the onslaught of the US sanctions program forced the Viet-Kong to keep seeking help from the USSR and China to prevent an even greater starvation crisis thus ensuring that it would remain a communist oppressive regime.

    But now in the 21st century, it has found a new life as a US style colony in which children and adults slave away for 14 hours in sweatshop factories for mere pocket change to produce your $500 nike sport shoes, your $200 jeans and your $1000 gucci handbags.

    Truly, working with america brings you something special, it brings you slavery, death and suffering centuries.

    But at least Veitnam isn’t Iraq which has tons of depleted uranium shells and fragments littering its landscape with a half life twice that of the Earth’s age.

  179. @exiled off mainstreet

    Exactly .. And I hope Porky Pompass does face either losing his job or facing the consequences for pressuring DJT into ordering the assassination of IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani, who was on a peace mission when he was assassinated. This act violated both US and International laws.

  180. A superpower ceases to be a superpower when it can longer command obedience. Then what it does is wreck or destroy situations or people that it can no longer control. Chaos becomes the means through which it expresses its impotence and, within a decade, irrelevance.

    Legal opinions strongly suggest that Iran has a winnable case at the ICC and at the Hague. Regardless, Pomparse has been the tip of the spear. Chronology strongly suggests that Trump had a fait accompli thrown in his lap. He had to expect that, however, because he gave Pomparse his red-line “Dead American” long ago. That was created by a FF attack in late December.

    A corrupt MIC has led America to a situation where its bases cannot be protected from Missile attacks. It is historic that Iran used older missiles,that they hit the targets and that the US had no response. Impotence. American troops are sitting ducks in their bases. Many will now leave service. The same occurred with the US Navy and its carriers several years ago.
    Trump has shown who he really is. He serves the State not America. I will repeat a prediction I made a month ago. Trump is the Great Betrayer who will completely and utterly betray his base. He is a faux Christian. No Christian would be party to the assassination of a foreign military figure who was party to peace talks. The blatant post-assassination babble of Trump is pathetic and ineffective; Soleimani was a ‘terrorist’ who had murdered ‘thousands’ and was involved in 911. Everything Trump, Pomparse and the neo-con/cohens have said is laughable. These people have exposed themselves, to everyone with a brain who can think, as absolute, immoral filth; worse than street thugs.
    It speaks volumes about American culture that Trump is still electable.

    Not sure if this is correct but I came across something that suggested Pomparse may have wanted a Senate seat and Trump wouldn’t support him. I would be interested if anyone has information about that. I can see personal animosity playing into this latest round of insanity and hubris oozing from Imperial DC.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  181. @animalogic

    I agree with the overall picture you paint.
    The role of individuals, and the networks they stem from, must be taken into account. Bush1 for example, was the first offender in offering soothing reassurances to Russia re: NATO then betraying them. Clinton and Bush2 followed his lead. Both presidents were proteges of Bush1. Also, let’s not forget the rest of the crowd of neo-con/cohen gangsters around these presidents since Reagan.
    There is a network behind these people. That is where the ultimate power lies in America. Bush1 wielded a lot of power but in the end I think he was a servant of something much bigger just like his father Prescott (who aided in building the Nazi war machine).

  182. @Blip Blop

    If Iran had assassinated a US general in such a crass way, Joe Sixpack would call them a bunch of chicken-shit cowards.

    But when the Good Guys (TM) do it? “USA… USA…”
    ———————————————————————————
    This is critical. This blind, moronic patriotism is what Trump and Pomparse are counting on from the low-info right. That is a sad statement of affairs when these same voters often claim to be Christians.
    To people throughout MENA, in fact most of the World, such betrayal smacks of Israel and the Imperial DC crowd. Now, unfortunately, they will see that this behaviour actually has a level of support. That is very sad. That Americans would defend such shameful conduct amazes me. There is a spirit of mindless stupidity in America and a spirit of bloodlust. Every time I think it is dying off it seems to get resurrected.
    The hypocrisy is shameful.

    • Replies: @Achilles Wannabe
  183. @MLK

    “Benghazi” in Bagdad likely was just the beginning, with seizure of American Embassy personnel in a replay of the 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    The 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis was instigated by Bush1 via the C_A. They arranged for the transfer of power from the Shah to a usefull boogie man, Khomeini, who was flown in from France. It destroyed Carter’s election chances. It was one of the most blatant acts of political fraud, up to to that point in time. Iran went from ally to enemy, officially, and was soon at war with US proxy, Iraq, who was later demonized (after he tried to sell oil in Euros), invaded and murdered. That is how the US treats its ‘allies’. It uses them and then betrays them. The US is incapable of honouring any agreement because it has no honour or integrity. This is what happens when Jews run your foreign policy. You end up with scum like Kissinger, a war criminal, destroying your international reputation to serve Zionism.

    How did these ‘protesters’ get into the Green zone? They were allowed in. The attacks on a US base in late December, the ‘protests’ being allowed to take place in Baghdad were part of a con job culminating in Soleimani’s assassination.
    I ain’t buying the neo-con line of crap. Neither should you.

  184. Escher says:
    @Bjørn Keldur

    and think people who have accents

    That’s the thing. Americans speak with an accent too. It’s called the “American accent”.

  185. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    On the part of the Christians it is a Judeo Christian theology which allows or compels Zio Christians to sign off on anything Israel wants or does so that together, Jews and Christians, can bring on the long awaited millennial return of Christ. And, in good crusader fashion, Zio Christians never saw a muslim they wouldn’t kill, They claim to be patriotic but are really using US foreign policy to support their religious objectives. Christian Zionists are our second fifth column. Obviously YOU know who the first one is. The first one thinks the second one is nuts but useful

  186. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    A superpower ceases to be a superpower when it can longer command obedience.

    True, albeit it relates more to the empire, but still, in present conditions, you are correct. What also has been forgotten is the fact that terms “superpower” is a rather frivolous term which can mean very many things and not all of them simultaneously. The United States talked (self-proclaimed) itself up so much, to such a grotesque and tasteless level of mythology, that it completely lost connection to the realty in which she is not the largest economy, not that good militarily (politely speaking) and, in general is not such a super superpower. Iran’s strikes on US bases in Iraq is just the last indication to what a degree the United States is paralyzed politically, economically and militarily. Same goes for Turkey buying S-400s and so on.

  187. bluedog says:
    @SBaker

    Only if he takes you with him.!!!

  188. bluedog says:
    @SBaker

    “I’m a scumbag too” out of mouth of babes and fools comes the truth,as they say birds of a feather.!!.!!

  189. roonaldo says:

    Now that the U.S. has declared that the new deterrence policy it used on Soleimani also applies to Russia and China, the State Department’s latest olive branch has me worried: “Dear Honorable Mr. Lavrov, Secretary of State “Majic” Mike Pompeo cordially invites you to a dockside dinner-to-end-all-dinners featuring musical compositions of Rachmaninoff-you, a killer main course of Solyanka, and after dinner Vodka concoctions that are simply to-die-for. There are even more festivities in store but rather than drone on about it all–as we say in D.C. “Be there or be nowhere!”

  190. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Old and grumpy

    It is the art of skimming profits from the labor of other productive people. It is great preparation for a career in politics

    • Replies: @turtle
  191. gsjackson says:
    @mark green

    I dunno. Pompeo just doesn’t profile as an end-times looney. Grew up in upper middle class Orange County, and played on the basketball team. First in his class at West Point, on the Law Review at Harvard Law. Plugged in to the Koch bros and MIC to get his start in the aerospace industry. Has moved among Washington movers and shakers ever since.

    Maybe he professes a strong Christian faith, but this does not strike me as someone waiting for the Rapture. But, as with the entire Trump presidency, I really just don’t know what I’m looking at. Maybe they are just completely incoherent ideologically, and react to events off the cuff.

    • Replies: @turtle
  192. gsjackson says:
    @Z-man

    Twenty-eight percent? Not unless “IRAN” was written on the space in boldfaced, 32-point letters. Then maybe. Otherwise, not even one percent.

  193. turtle says:
    @The scalpel

    It is the art of skimming profits from the labor of productive people.

    FIFY
    🙂

  194. The Scalpel says: • Website

    Thanks. Yes, that is what I meant

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