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Last week, it was Venezuela in America’s gun sights.

“While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible,” thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “If that’s what is required, that’s what the United States will do.”

John Bolton tutored Vladimir Putin on the meaning of the Monroe Doctrine: “This is our hemisphere. It’s not where the Russians ought to be interfering.”

After Venezuela’s army decided not to rise up and overthrow Nicholas Maduro, by Sunday night, it was Iran that was in our gun sights.

Bolton ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln, its carrier battle group and a bomber force to the Mideast “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”

What “attack” was Bolton talking about?

According to Axios, Israel had alerted Bolton that an Iranian strike on U.S. interests in Iraq was imminent.

Flying to Finland, Pompeo echoed Bolton’s warning:

“We’ve seen escalatory actions from the Iranians, and … we will hold the Iranians accountable for attacks on American interests. … (If) these actions take place, if they do by some third-party proxy, whether that’s a Shia militia group or the Houthis or Hezbollah, we will hold the … Iranian leadership directly accountable for that.”

Taken together, the Bolton-Pompeo threats add up to an ultimatum that any attack by Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, or Iran-backed militias — on Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE or U.S. forces in Iraq, Syria or the Gulf states — will bring a U.S. retaliatory response on Iran itself.

Did President Donald Trump approve of this? For he appears to be going along. He has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions. Last week, he canceled waivers he had given eight nations to let them continue buying Iranian oil.

Purpose: Reduce Iran’s oil exports, 40% of GDP, to zero, to deepen an economic crisis that is already expected to cut Iran’s GDP this year by 6%.

Trump has also designated Iran a terrorist state and the Republican Guard a terrorist organization, the first time we have done that with the armed forces of a foreign nation. We don’t even do that with North Korea.

Iran responded last Tuesday by naming the U.S. a state sponsor of terror and designating U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorists.

Iran has also warned that if we choke off its oil exports that exit the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, the Strait could be closed to other nations. As 30% of the world’s oil shipments transit the Strait, closing it could cause a global crash.

In 1973, when President Nixon rescued Israel in the Yom Kippur War, the OPEC Arabs imposed an oil embargo. Gas prices spiked so high Nixon considered taking a train to Florida for Christmas vacation.

The gas price surge so damaged Nixon’s standing with the public that it became a contributing factor in the drive for impeachment.

Today, Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup Poll has reached an all-time high, 46%, a level surely related to the astonishing performance of the U.S. economy following Trump’s tax cuts and sweeping deregulation.

While a Gulf war with Iran might be popular at the outset, what would it do for the U.S. economy or our ability to exit the forever war of the Middle East, as Trump has pledged to do?

In late April, in an interview with Fox News, Iran’s foreign minister identified those he believes truly want a U.S.-Iranian war.


Asked if Trump was seeking the confrontation and the “regime change” that Bolton championed before becoming his national security adviser, Mohammad Javad Zarif said no. “I do not believe President Trump wants to do that. I believe President Trump ran on a campaign promise of not bringing the United States into another war.

“President Trump himself has said that the U.S. spent $7 trillion in our region … and the only outcome of that was that we have more terror, we have more insecurity, and we have more instability.

“People in our region are making the determination that the presence of the United States is inherently destabilizing. I think President Trump agrees with that.”

But if it is not Trump pushing for confrontation and war with Iran, who is?

Said Zarif, “I believe ‘the B-team’ wants to actually push the United States, lure President Trump, into a confrontation that he doesn’t want.”

And who makes up “the B-team”?

Zarif identifies them: Bolton, Benjamin Netanyahu, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Should the B-team succeed in its ambitions — it will be Trump’s war, and Trump’s presidency will pay the price.

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

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  1. Rational says:


    The source of this misinformation is the usual suspect–Israel. Israel fed the US fake “intelligence” that Iran was planning to attack US interests, as the Judaists want the goyim to attack Iran, do the dirty deeds for it, and die for it.

    And Bolton believed the liars? What a joke.

    No wars for Israel.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Wally
  2. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    The B team? Who is the A team? Clearly the team from the inside: Pence, Pompeo, Bolton, Kushner. They too want war, first with Venezuela, then seize the oil and use it to pay for the war with Iran.

    • Replies: @Wally
  3. Lo says:

    Walrus Bolton has quite an ego. Avoid draft for Vietnam (supposedly because little snot had the foresight that it was a lost cause, talk of rationalizing cowardice), try to compensate by turning into a lifelong warmonger. How about this idea then? Let them have their war, with the condition their kids should go for fighting on the frontline. I wonder if they would be so keen on warmongering if this was a clause.

    • Replies: @Tobias
    , @c matt
  4. Anon[382] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Bolton, the pugnacious terrier of the Zionist hegemonists.

  5. MEexpert says:

    Where is the Congress of the United States in all this?

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Colin Wright
  6. “But if it is not Trump pushing for confrontation and war with Iran, who is?”

    The man in the moon? Regardless, we know the hapless orange clown is just an innocent bystander, right?

  7. anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Pat sounds almost resigned (or exasperated) at this point. I don’t think anyone can say anything to get through to Trump at this point. He’s just not qualified for the position.

  8. Rurik says:

    … we will hold the Iranians accountable for attacks on American interests. … (If) these actions take place, if they do by some third-party proxy, whether that’s a Shia militia group or the Houthis or Hezbollah, we will hold the … Iranian leadership directly accountable for that.”

    “if in fact the Iranians aren’t going to compromise, (commit an act of war) it would be best if someone else (with a false flag attack) started the war”.

    ‘Hint, hint’

    it will be Trump’s war, and Trump’s presidency will pay the price.

    is there anywhere on this planet that George W Bush or Tony Blair can go without massive security, being two of the most (rightly) hated men on the planet?

    What kind of life will it be for his sons, to be hated by proxy for any association with yet another war mongering stooge of the world’s Zionist Jews?

    How many American young lives will our traitorous politicians sacrifice into the maws of hatred and slaughter in the Middle East?

    How many trillions in debt must our progeny be saddled with to momentarily sate Sheldon Adelson’s infinite lust for death and misery?

    No matter what they might have on Trump, nothing is worth this horror.

  9. Rurik says:

    Where is the Congress of the United States in all this?

    • Agree: Wally, RVBlake
    • Replies: @Miro23
  10. Count on war:
    Iran the next piece of One-World Babylon.
    Peace a snore
    To him who brings ruin like Agamemnon.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  11. @SeekerofthePresence

    My name is Ruin, my name is vengeance
    My name is no-one, and no-one is calling
    My name is Ruin, my name is heartbreak
    My name is lonely, my sorrow’s a darkness
    My name is Ruin, my name is evil
    My name’s a war song, I’ll sing you a new war
    My name is Ruin, my name is broken
    My name is shameless, I’ll tear your world open

    “My Name is Ruin” (edited) Gary Numan (with Persia)
    Savage (Songs from a Broken World) 2017

  12. anonymous1963 [AKA "anon19"] says:

    WHY would a war with Iran be “popular”? What would it possibly add to the life of any average ordinary American?

    • Replies: @Common sense Joe
  13. Miro23 says:

    Where is the Congress of the United States in all this

    If that’s Congress, then this is the public:

    Moreover, heavy TV viewing has contributed to social fragmentation. Time that used to be spent together in the community is now spent alone in front of the screen. Robert Putnam, the leading scholar of America’s declining sense of community, has found that TV viewing is the central explanation of the decline of “social capital,” the trust that binds communities together. Americans simply trust each other less than they did a generation ago. Of course, many other factors are at work, but television-driven social atomization should not be understated.

    Certainly, heavy TV viewing is bad for one’s physical and mental health. Americans lead the world in obesity, with roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population now overweight. Again, many factors underlie this, including a diet of cheap, unhealthy fried foods, but the sedentary time spent in front of the TV is an important influence as well.

    Jeffrey D. Sachs – “A Nation of Vidiots”

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Rurik
  14. El Dato says:

    And Bolton believed the liars?


    Bolton IS the liar.

    His biggest dream has been to start an aggressive war with Iran on behalf of Israel since at least Bush II.

    Now we have mindless sanctions and aggressive behaviour based on no transgressions whatsoever.

    The fact that the carrier deployment had been planned in advance long ago as the strike group commander said, indicates that the current theatrics are just for public consumption.

    A false flag is being prepared.

    The media is completely happy with that. Congress is fingering its ass.

    If Trump doesn’t throw the Bolton/Pompeo clowns out, the only hope is that a few patriots do a night of the long knives and guns talk in Washington before they talk overseas.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  15. Wally says:


    How would they seize Venezuela’s oil? Do tell.

    • Troll: L.K
  16. John Bolton; America’s new commander-in-chief!

    Wow! The US has a new commander-in-chief: John Bolton, a Netanyahu stooge who gets his orders or the “intelligence reports” from Mossad directly from the Israeli Prime Minister and perhaps also from the Saudi thug, Mohammed bin Salman. I have mentioned it already several times that President Trump is not in charge of Middle Eastern policy anymore. It’s the B-Team that runs the show, as Iran’s foreign minister Zarif called it: “Bolton, Benjamin Netanyahu, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.” Trump seems to be manipulated by Ziocon war hawks who are going to lead the US directly into another war for the sole benefit of the racist Zionist and the murderous Saudi regime. How come that the Pentagon takes orders from Bolton? Where is the sane military after James N. Mattis resigned from his job? The US government already carries heavy loads with the genocidal war; the Saudis are waging with the full support of the Trump administration. A war with Iran won’t be a “cakewalk.” President Trump should walk Bolton Spanish before it’s too late.

    • Replies: @alexander
  17. In the summer of 1914 Berlin and Vienna reassured themselves that victory would be theirs. They lost – the Hohenzollern and Habsburg dynasties perished. They set out for war to survive and got the war they were seeking to avoid, resolved there was no choice. Today – in the nuclear age – nuclear powers should avoid finding themselves in the situation: either way they lose. That is the danger facing the world, the lesson of history we have not learnt.

  18. Realist says:

    Buchanan posts the same BS over and over, always with the questions….never answers.

  19. anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    the man in the photo is in better shape than Robert Kagan

    He’s enormous. Did he wear blue-jeans to a talk at a DC synagogue because he had no other clothes that fit?

    Send donuts.

    • Replies: @Milton
  20. KenH says:

    Trump seemingly has no control over members of his own government. His foreign policy team is nothing but a coterie of Israel Uber Alles/MIGA, Christian Zionist fanatics and Dr. Strangeloves. Trump himself is in the first category.

    The only logical course for Iran now is to restart its nuclear weapons program without delay. Once again N. Korea proves that possession of nuclear weapons is pretty good insurance against a U.S. attack, accords a measure of respect and usually even brings the U.S. to the bargaining table.

    Once gas at the pump hits $5.00 or more per gallon Trump can watch his poll numbers tank. If Trump starts another war major war in the middle east then it will probably be the death knell for the Republican party so say hello to chairman Kamala and a host of other anti-white radicals and psychopaths who will have undisputed power over this country as long as America continues to exist which hopefully isn’t for that much longer.

    • Replies: @Chick Gandil
  21. RVBlake says:

    I didn’t realize the NSA director could shuffle U. S. forces around. I thought his duties mainly concerned spying on Americans.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  22. KenH says:

    Sending a carrier group to the gulf just screams Gulf of Tonkin incident. Part of me thinks Trump has signed on to this looming “wag the dog” conflict with Iran to distract from his failures on securing the southern border and getting a wall (not new paint on bollard fencing) built.

  23. @Wally

    They wouldn’t have to, with Maduro out and Juan Gaydude running the show the compradores would gladly sell it to them, and likely on the cheap too. They would know that they too could be targeted for regime change if they didn’t.

    • Replies: @Wally
  24. Pat does it with rhetorical questions. The answers are built in. Learn to read, think, use whatever little brain you may have.

  25. anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:

    In serious terms what could a carrier group and bomber force actually do against Iran? It could touch off an incident sucking us into some form of conflict but a war against Iran would just end up in a drawn-out stalemate. Iran has had many years now to map out its responses to any attack by the US. It’s a country of over eighty million with many times the capability of previous conquests Iraq and Afghanistan, the latter hardly even qualifying as a country. One military defeat suffered by the US would result in some very destabilizing political blowback domestically. Where that would go no one can tell. As the Vietnam war demonstrated the American public won’t accept mounting casualties without a very good explanation of why we’re there and in this case Iran is far away and relatively obscure.
    People like Bolton and Pompeo seem to be crackpot fanatics who care nothing about how many people might die as a result of their war incitement. It’s strange that cult-like people have come to the fore in the US government. How are these types even allowed in?

  26. Rurik says:

    this is the public:

    it’s not that bleak

    Just 23 percent of the public say they’d support the U.S. deciding to declare war on Iran, while the majority, 53 percent, oppose the idea. Just 9 percent would strongly support declaring war, while 37 percent are strongly opposed.

    of those who’re supporting war, exactly zero of them expect to do any actual fighting or dying.

    If the poll said ‘would you fight or send your own children to fight a war with Iran?’, the poll numbers would be 100% opposed.

    Sending other people’s sons and daughters to die in wars of opportunity is easy for some people, expecially if they see some benefit for themselves. Is the war ‘good for the Jews’? Is all some are asking, or ‘will the war hasten the rapture’?

    But if you ask those Jewish supremacists or rapture bunnies (or chickenhawk politicians) if they’d suit up and go fight personally..

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  27. Does everyone think that Russia and China will just sit on their hands as the Empire dismantles the Persians?

    Look at the blood and treasure that Russia has expended in keeping Syria’s Assad government in power. All of that would be for naught if they meekly left Iran to defend themselves, especially since Iran provided the boots on the ground to ensure Syria’s victory over ISIS.

    And will China stand down as their imports of Iranian oil are completely cut off, thus delivering a mighty blow to their economy?

    This is their existential moment. They must not allow this war to happen. I hope that Mr. Putin made this crystal clear our reckless president during their hour long phone call.

  28. Rurik says:
    @El Dato

    Bolton IS the liar.

    his master is The Liar

    he’s positively gushing over his master

    a man should not gush over another man. It’s unseemly.

    With Israeli citizenship Bolton steering this war with Iran, I wonder if the optics are potentially inconvenient. Even the cud-chewing, Americanus Bovinus is aware of Bibi’s psychotic, frothing lies about the (nonexistent) Iran threat. And everyone is aware of Bolton’s slavish, treasonous fealty to Israel.

    At what point are even the most obtuse Americans forced to connect the obvious dots, (by now a hard line), between Israeli treachery, the Jewish media, and corrupt American politicians betraying America on behalf of Israel?

    Yes, of course Ilhan Omar would like to see me and everyone who looks like me castrated, but if it takes electing someone like her to high office, in order to stave off the cowards and treasonous scum (from both parties) who serve Israel first, (and second and third..), then perhaps that is what we have to do.

    I’m fond of my balls, to be sure. And am not keen to have them severed, but this endless, delirious, servile abasement of my nation to all things Israel, is itself emasculating.

    Then, there’s this

    Perhaps I can vote peace, and keep my balls too!

    Tulsi in 2020!

    • Agree: lavoisier, c matt
    • Replies: @c matt
  29. nickels says:

    America is the great satan.

    • Agree: Republic
  30. @Rurik

    Perhaps just 23% of the public supports a war at present. But that’s what false flags are created for. After 9/11, GWB had nearly 100% support when he invaded Afghanistan, following that up with the false flag invasion of Iraq, as ‘intelligence’ reported that Saddam was developing WMDs, (which, of course, were never found). History shows that the ‘normies’ can be fooled into war again and again by the merchants of death – as long as their own sons and daughters are not being drafted. Sure a minority will rebel, but the press won’t cover it, and their social media accounts will be shut off – all in the name of National Security.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  31. @RVBlake

    I don’t mean to quibble, but sicko Bolton is not the director of the NSA – the National Security Agency. Bolton is Trump’s National Security Advisor. He’s supposed to be the president’s personal advisor, but is not in charge of any agency, and does not have to undergo Senate confirmation.

    That said, Buchanan knows damn well that Bolton cannot order US troops to go anywhere without the president’s authorization. I’m surprised he said that in paragraph 5. If there is to be a war it is ALL on Trump – he’s the elected Commander-in-Chief. He’s the man who stupidly appointed Bolton and Pompeo. If he wants to sell it to the American people, he must address the public on national TV and explain why we must have yet another war for Israel. Good luck with that – NOT!

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  32. Rurik says:

    You’re right about all of that of course.

    But perhaps.. just perhaps the American people are getting jaded.

    How many times have we all heard the solemn, ‘authoritative’ invoking of “All sixteen intelligence agencies all agree..’

    ‘Saddam has WMD…

    ‘Russian collusion in the election..

    ‘Putin shot down the plane’

    ‘Putin invaded Ukraine..’

    Iran sank the aircraft carrier’…

    when it always turns out to be lies.

    The American people are apathetic and cowed, but there’s still a lingering humanity in them. They don’t want to see any more of their young people ground up in Eternal Wars for Israel.

    And as it becomes increasingly OBVIOUS that all of these wars are based on official lies, and all of them are intended to bolster Israel, (and to a much lesser degree the Saudis) at everyone else’s expense, perhaps they’re beginning to jostle from their government/media imposed mind-slumber.

    The American people are like the British Brexiteers, or the French Yellow Vesters, we’re sick of our ruling elites treating our young people as cannon fodder and Janissaries, to go off and kill or die for a regime thousands of miles away who hate our guts anyways.

    If the “Christian” Zionists want to go fight and die for Israel, then please, by all means.. GO!

    I’ll chip in to pay for your tickets!

    If the Jewish supremacists want to go fight, I’ll drive them to the airport. Ditto our chickenhawk politicians and whorenalists. They have all my blessings to go fight the Iranian Republican Guard and the battle-hardened Russians.

    But instead, what we’ll see is our treasonous scum at the ‘intelligence agencies’ and Pentagon and White House (all acting on orders from Bibi and co.) will sacrifice an aircraft carrier full of young American men and women from the heartland, in order to create the pretext for war against Iran (and Russia and China and half of Europe and Asia and the rest of the world, who’re deathly pissed off over the Eternal Wars for Israel. As am I ; ).

    It will be a small cabal of another ‘coalition of the willing’ (bribed and bullied) nations like England and France and a very recalcitrant Germany / vs. every single person of good will and decency on the planet.

    The ((regime)) was just repudiated in Venezuela.

    Do they imagine that a false flag is all it will take to rally Americans (and Brits and French, etc..) to fight yet another war, based on treacherous lies, by the same lying scum who’ve driven the planet to the brink with their endless demands for more and more wars?

    I hope not.

    • Replies: @c matt
  33. A country is in trouble when a mad man like Bolton, is even allowed to talk and be listened to with awe

  34. @anonymous1963

    Outside of the revolutionary war, no war added to the life of the average, ordinary American

  35. RVBlake says:

    Para. 1. Oh.

    Para 2. Yes, this is all Trump’s doing.

  36. @MEexpert

    ‘Where is the Congress of the United States in all this?’

    Makin’ sho Mistah Israeo don’ open a can o whoop-ass on it.

    Why do you ask?

  37. lavoisier says: • Website

    Today, Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup Poll has reached an all-time high, 46%, a level surely related to the astonishing performance of the U.S. economy following Trump’s tax cuts and sweeping deregulation.

    I have another explanation for this approval rating:

    Many Americans are total morons who have no business voting as they are easily manipulated and cannot see that Mr. Donald Trump is worthless.

    This approval rating for a man who makes Bush seem reasonable suggests that we are indeed doomed.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Amon
  38. Anonymous [AKA "rightoffthebat"] says:

    Common sense Joe, who exactly “listens to” Bolton “with awe”?

    No one I ‘ve heard.

    The awe to which you’re referring is rather the awe with which folks like myself listen to trump-tards like Buchanan twist themselves into pretzels trying to maintain that Bolton is somehow not associated with Trump, that he wasn’t Trump’s foreign policy whisperer during the election, isn’t in the pocket of Israel and wasn’t appointed to his position by Trump (who still seems to heed his “advice”).

    This was all out in the open for all to see – right from the get-go when Trump announced his candidacy. It’s not like Bolton and his disastrous record had changed.

    Yet still, the Buchanans of this world wanted to ignore the obvious and pretend that the president is some sort of unwitting victim (as opposed to getting thus far, exactly what you can see.)

  39. Trump is a bogus fraud on immigration and zioneocon endless middle east wars.
    There is no solution possible given the cuck traitors running government put up and financed by globalist money. None short of revolution and we’re way too diversified and fragmented, kept pitting one against the other, impoverished, without a media platform, and soon to be disarmed. Short term paychecks are all the voters care about. Pay me whether working or on welfare.

  40. bertrum says:

    I know most here would gladly go along with bombing Iran, but why, what have they actually done(yes we all know they practice strict muslim codes, but it is their country, what they do is their business)?? War with them would be for no benefit other than for Israel and the US to steal their land and oil etc.

    And in order to get their greasy hands on their oil etc they will gladly start wars and gladly bomb away and kill thousands of people left right and centre again.

    Another land of history and beauty will be wiped out in the process.

    The US(government) and Israel make me sick!!!!

    All the troubles in the Middle East this century and last, are down to this. The extra land from the rape and theft of these countries all comes as a bonus to (((those))) people.

    All those wars in the Middle East were instigated and fought on false pretenses and false flags, all a ruse to steal oil and land and resources.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Wally
  41. Anonymous [AKA "eyetiesaresmart"] says:

    What a bunch of distraction-ary bollocks!

    If Trump were a “globalist”, he would not have sold out to a single, foreign country.

    (You’re running interference for a foreign country from South Philly? Natch.)

  42. Art says:

    According to Axios, Israel had alerted Bolton that an Iranian strike on U.S. interests in Iraq was imminent.

    Gee – Israel said it – it must be true – NOT! No rational human being believes that Iran is about to attack the US. This is false flag BS. We are being set up.

    What is going on with Trump? Who is in charge?

    Unbelievable – this is crazy – that NYT cartoon of Trump being led around by a little Jew dog – must be true.

    Think Peace — Art

  43. I just learned from another source that Bolton’s sending a carrier group to the Middle East was in response to “information” from Mossad.

    Nothing like putting your faith in those for whom deception is a way of life.

    • Replies: @Republic
  44. Truther says:

    Venezuela will sell their oil drilling rights on the cheap to US oil companies like Chevron or Texaco, who will then get taxed for their yuge profits.

  45. Truther says:

    The British empire conquered 1/4 of the world’s land mass through divide and conquer. Now their best pupils are applying the same tactic as they take over all English speaking countries, which just happen to be the richest countries in the world. Diversity and multiculturalism are central to the divide and conquer strategy, and elite universities are key to promoting this dogma. When all groups are busy bickering and fighting over their victim status, no one will pay attention to what our government is really doing, especially on foreign soil, and (((they))) can bomb away and take over any country that stand in their JWO.

    Trump is God’s gift to the JWO. By speaking like a dumb ignorant blue collar hick, he appeals to inland whites who were deemed lost to the DNC. They are now happily joining the JWO as they continue to believe he’s really going to fix immigration or stop all foreign wars.

    • Agree: anonymous1963
    • Replies: @anon
  46. anon[202] • Disclaimer says:

    much truth in what you say.

    the blue-collar crowd — firefighters — in the Pittsburgh Union hall — make that Union TEMPLE — were eating out of Joe Biden’s hand when the first words out of his mouth were, da poor jews who were killed by an antisemits . . . (Republicrat, Democan, makes no difference: MIGA.

    No mention of the 300 Catholics killed in Sri Lanka
    or all the Palestinians that JEWS killed and are still killing in Gaza,
    using US supplied (or paid for) weapons.

  47. Republic says:
    @John Chuckman

    I think something big is about to happen in Iran. Sudden trip to Iraq by S.of state

  48. Art says:

    Oh dear — the lead media Jewess wants war.

    Rachel loves Johnny!

    Liberal militarist Rachel @maddow wants war with Venezuela to “stop Russia,” expresses solidarity with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo

    All Jews – all Israel — all the time.

    Do No Harm — Art

    • Replies: @southphillycuzz
  49. While the Gallup owners likely appreciated their bigly tax cut, the US economy is not good for most US citizens, including the 95 million working-aged US citizens out of the labor force, the seven million US citizens counted as employed only due to recent UC applications and many of the half of all employed persons in America who only work part time.

    Rent costs are skyrocketing, pricing more and more citizens out of independent household formation, and Americans cannot even afford to sustain car loans anymore, as reflected in the many horrible consumer debt numbers, car sales, etc.

    That is the biggest reason why Republicans lost in the midterms: Many of the people who voted for Trump link the continuance of a bad economy with the mass-scale immigration that has increased under Trump—the legal kind, anyway.

    I didn’t know about the connection between the spike in oil prices and Nixon’s fall from Grace. You always learn something from Pat’s articles. It makes sense.

    Trump should have kept Rex. Rex might have been a globalist on immigration, but he was professional. Immigration is not connected that much with the State Department, anyway. Rex knew a lot about the way the oil business works. America does not have the luxury of alienating oil-rich countries. The shale-oil miracle has apparently stopped yielding easy-access results.

  50. KenH says:

    So we’re told that Trump’s approval rating has hit 46% in a new Gallup poll. It seems the more Trump veers from America first to “invade the world, invite the world” neocohen his that poll numbers mysteriously rise. This will give Trump a false sense of security heading into the 2020 election season.

    I don’t see how he can win re-election by becoming Marco Rubio.

    • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
  51. Milton says:

    Are you sure that is Bob Kagan? It looks like Pompeo with some disguise makeup.

  52. Tobias says:

    If there was a way to enforce politicians (and generals and – most of all – military-industrial-businessmen) to send their kin to the war they promote, it would bring all armed conflict to a very sudden stop I think…

  53. eah says:

    An equal if not greater worry: Is Trump the kind of President, or the kind of man, who could be ‘steered into war’?

  54. Anonymous [AKA "highwaymen"] says:

    Talking about being “steered”, did any one catch the leaked details (in the Israeli press of course) of Kushner’s so-called “deal”?

    He sounds like some 1920’s lower east side gangster hoohlum from Murder Incorporated – threatening every one in sight.

    It’s incredible how a bunch of absolutist, extremist and supremacist racketeers are responsible for actual policy proposals and positions of this republic.

    War, war and more war for Israel.

    It’s quite stunning.

    • Replies: @Anon
  55. Realist says:

    Wally, are you really that god damn stupid???

  56. c matt says:

    Kids!?! No – let BOLTON lead the first landing from the front.

    • Replies: @Lo
  57. @bertrum

    “I know most here would gladly go along with bombing Iran…”

    What are you talking about, Bertrum? Have you read any of the other comments here? We’re not normies getting our news from MSNBC & CNN. The vast majority of comments here, if you bothered to read any, are opposed to the US attacking Iran, and know damn well that it would not happen without the urging of Netanyahu and the Ziocons.

  58. c matt says:

    Of course, that is why the media is keeping Tulsi in a very low profile. Of the Dems, she seems to be the least insane.

  59. c matt says:

    Come to think of it, when have the “intelligence” agencies been right?

  60. Anonymous [AKA "welldecide4us"] says:

    Come to think of it, when have Israel’s advice and “intelligence” provided to the United States ever been right (or at least not disastrous)?

  61. @Art

    Send Sgt Butch Maddow aka “Shower Raider Rachael” to the front line. Look, dress and act like a man. Here’s your gold-plated opportunity to enjoy male privilege. Also bring every tribal agitprop foisting zionist propaganda fake news critter along with her. She’d do as well as the biological woman did in weight lifting against a biologic male trans. And of course the military will lower the physical standards to accommodate.
    Enough with fantasy and back to pessimistic reality; ain’t no way cause we’re totally owned…media, government, politically, voices muted, discriminated against, factious, diversified, soon to be disarmed. Peaceful protest? Ha! Check out Trump Cali rallies, Sacramento, Portland Antifa, NYC Proud Boys, Charlottesville, and this very month State Rep Brian Sims in Philly. No peaceful recourse and no chance of revolution particularly with low unemployment.

  62. Anonymous [AKA "ufirst"] says:

    Nah, just send lil’ king bibi – with his crystal decanter of single malt, ice cream cone and cigar (all paid for by the Israeli taxpayer).

    He’ll be leading a brigade of NY hedge fund billionaires into battle against Iran.

    They’re not used to fighting – except for tax cuts. You know them, they give a few million to “charity” (non-denomination – not!) and then expect the U.S. taxpayer to pay a few trillion for their wars for Israel.

    Come to think of it, bibi can recruit from Philly too.

  63. Anonymous [AKA "americansnotfirst"] says:

    Yes, we can only imagine the Christian hymns which Israel First will appropriate as they lead the United States into yet another war for Israel:

    “Onward Zion’s lobbyists, marching as to war,
    With the interest of Americans never at the fore…..”

    We get the drill.

  64. Amon says:

    Wasn’t his approval rating 50% last month, and I recall him riding into the white house with a stated approval rating of 65 or so percent.

    He’s following the trend set by Bush and Obama to a T so far. He entered the white house wildly popular with the crowds and will likely leave in total disgrace with an approval rating below 30 percent at the end of a second term as nothing he promised beyond tax cuts for the ultra rich(Who don’t pay any taxes anyway) and under the table deals was carried out.

    On an unrelated note, election season started in Denmark this week and the entire thing looks to be set around the topics of immigration and retirement age. Guess the nearly a year long SNAFU in France has the government worried the same thing could happen here.

  65. alexander says:
    @Ludwig Watzal

    War with Iran would not be “cake walk”(no doubt) unless, of course, we unleash our “nukes”.

    We might not (nor ever) unleash our “Big Bertha” nukes, ….

    But (let’s say) after a second “USS Liberty event” is staged, this time on our venerable “USS Abraham Lincoln” and (of course) blamed on Iran… Pompeo may well have the needed casus belli to “take the gloves off” and unleash our newfangled “mini nukes” on the entire Iranian population.

    Devastating… be sure.

    The essential “raison d’etre” of war with Iran, Is that it would empower Israel with the needed pretext to complete its annihilation of Palestine.

    Once the Iran war is underway,King Bibi can simply claim that every Palestinian alive is a “proxy fighter for the Evil Ayatollah” ..All Palestinians can now be exterminated on sight (as a matter of security) …..or rounded up and placed in Israels massive detention centers…slated for (permanent) deportation.

    This would be the final chapter of the Greater Israel Project …..coming to fruition.

    The Holocaust of Palestine would (at long last) be complete.

    The price of oil may well quintuple from its current levels….reaching close to $15.00 per gallon…maybe more.

    The greatest beneficiaries of this are:

    1) Saudi Arabia, (of course) whose production costs would remain the same while their profit margins skyrocket.

    2)Every wall street trader (in the know), who is “long” future oil contracts.

    3) Every major refinery and oil company in the USA.

    Will it (in fact ) go down this way ?….I don’t know…but it sure could…any day now, too…

    We will see.

    I wonder whether Iran has secretly purchased several nuclear war heads and prepped them to its current missile systems….Once it has been nuked…would it nuke Israel, in response ?

    I don’ t know….but it’s possible the Iran war might lead to the obliteration of 7 million Israelis..

    Who really knows (after all) who has what,….up their sleeves ?

    • Replies: @FLgeezer
  66. Wally says:

    Revealing info. here:

    Does Trump Have Control of His Government, or Is It His Government?, by Paul Craig Roberts:
    It turns out that the Iranian threat to America was uncovered by—you guessed it—Israel.

    • Replies: @Republic
  67. Wally says:

    Why would they lose money and sell it at below the market rate?

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  68. According to (((Wikipedia))) Bolton is Lutheran while Jewmedia says he is Goyim.

    However, other online sources cite his ancestry as follows – Scottish, (((1/8th Ashkenazi Jewish)), German, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish and English or in other words the One Drop Blood Rule.

    El Trumpo is the bigger fool for appointing this warmongering Zionist psychopath.

  69. Anonymous [AKA "blessedhim"] says:

    Alexander, your use of nukes in the Mideast scenario sounds as well considered as anything coming from the mouths of Netanyahu and Trump (their big mouths are their minds.)

    The world is becoming lonelier for the President. He’s proven himself completely incapable of negotiating anything at all (especially anything multi-lateral), his idea of an “agreement” being simply some one else’s unconditional surrender. It’s amazing to have pissed off so many and to have achieved so little.

    The problem is, no one is laying down and surrendering to him. In fact, they’re just beginning to actually push back a tad (although it’s still very early on in that process.)

    He’s all alone in the world with a single ally – Israel (a similarly “popular”, but demographic midget) – to cheer on his global delusions and help him rule the seas with their mighty navy and fight on many fronts with their vast land army.

    It’s often better not to stick your fingers up the nostrils of others unless it’s absolutely necessary. Gratuitous ass-hole-ism often leaves one without company when it is most needed.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  70. @Anonymous

    ” He’s proven himself completely incapable of negotiating anything at all”

    Bullshit. He is however “incapable” of negotiating anything on the opponents terms, such as his predecessors, who always came out of “negotiations” being the losers, and the opponents being the winners, and of course this pisses you America hating leftist nut-cases off that a US president would dare attempt to put the US first.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro Jazz artist.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  71. @KenH

    Trump seemingly has no control over members of his own government.

    Why do people continue to believe this? You are intelligent, educated people. Trump has adopted Zionism as his ideology. He hires the people he wants to hire and is running things the way he wants to run things.

    NYC/Palm Beach Jewish community accepted him, while the WASP community treated him like a tacky bounder. (No idea why. They must have been nuts.) He’s worked with right wing Jews and socialized with them his entire adult life. He married his beloved daughter into one of the most powerful Zionist families in the world. While it’s true that you can’t control what your daughter does, or whom she sleeps with, you don’t usually put her man in charge of the family business if you don’t at least highly respect him.

    Come on, people Wake up. We were just all conned by a clever salesmen who read our hopes and dreams and used them to his own advantage. If Trump didn’t want Bolton running his foreign policy, someone else would be running his foreign policy.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Harold Smith
  72. Republic says:

    I smell a rat. John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser or, more correctly, Israel’s agent, has assembled a team consisting of himself, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Emirati crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed, and Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman. These men are Iran’s four worst enemies.

    The purpose of the team is to produce a false flag event that will provide an excuse for Washington to attack Iran. As the Israelis are the most competent member of this team, the speculation is that Israel will shoot down an American aircraft or attack a US Navy vessel.

    from that article by Paul Craig Roberts

    • Replies: @Miro23
  73. Anonymous [AKA "ourmusic"] says:

    Mistaking klezmer k-larinet for American jazz is as bad as mistaking israel first for America First.

    Droll is hasbara as hasbara is droll (and increasingly irrelevant)……………

  74. bluedog says:

    What a stupdi reply but from you just about normal.!!

  75. Virgile says:

    Trump badly needs the Jewish lobby ( money, media etc..) to ensure his re election, especially in view of the democrats assaults on him. That is why he is staying silent when Pompeo and Bolton call for the elimination of Iran, a country that is for Israel its worst nightmare. Lately Trump has poured presenst to Israel ( Jerusalem, Golan, ..). He certainly expects something big in return for his re election.
    Bolton and Pompeo have f.. up what Trump started in North Korea and have hampered the rapprochement with Russia that Trump always wanted
    Once re elected, there is a strong probability that Trump will get rid of them to re establish dialogs with Russia, North Korea, China and …Iran.
    These two clowns are living their last moments of fame…

  76. Lo says:
    @c matt

    He would suddenly conclude the war was a lost cause already and that he had no intention to die in a desert.

  77. KenH says:
    @Chick Gandil

    Well yes, but I said seemingly since there was still an outside chance that Trump might rebuke neocohen extremists Bolton and Pompeo and rein them in. But of course he hasn’t and won’t so Trump himself is now part of the problem if not the problem.

    Come on, people Wake up. We were just all conned by a clever salesmen who read our hopes and dreams and used them to his own advantage.

    Agree 100%. He realized that tapping in to the concerns and fears of flyover country whites offered the best chance at winning the presidency. He made everyone think that he felt our pain when he was just playing us and is still playing us with his goofy and pointless rallies.

    When the first order of business after occupying the oval office was not immediately having the Army corp of engineers erect a border wall, but instead moving the embassy to Jerusalem the writing was on the wall.

    And now he’s getting ready to royally f*ck us by increasing legal immigration as a gift to the (((donor class))).

    • Agree: bluedog
  78. FLgeezer says:

    >but it’s possible that the Iran war might lead to the obliteration of 7 million Israelis

    And decades hence the story will be told that it led to the obliteration of 70 million Israelis. The
    “holocaust” on steroids. And imagine the proliferation of holocaust museums.

  79. Miro23 says:

    The purpose of the team is to produce a false flag event that will provide an excuse for Washington to attack Iran. As the Israelis are the most competent member of this team, the speculation is that Israel will shoot down an American aircraft or attack a US Navy vessel.

    With Trump required to play his part.

    @Chick Gandil

    Come on, people Wake up. We were just all conned by a clever salesmen who read our hopes and dreams and used them to his own advantage. If Trump didn’t want Bolton running his foreign policy, someone else would be running his foreign policy.

    Alternatively, he was a clever salesman who surprised everyone by winning (including himself), and whatever he did or didn’t believe, he was likely blackmailed back into line. I remember the teams of MSM journalists busy digging dirt on him after the election.

    Also, with hindsight, it was clear before the election, that he was ready to sacrifice the interests of the US for his own gain. He’s a high rise developer from New York, and knows better than anyone that the WTC towers didn’t fall due to jet fuel fires (mostly gone out). His initial reaction was the correct one (explosives), but he quickly got back in line to avoid trouble.

    Either way, the US is only living with a democratic facade, and is in reality a Jewish run dictatorship – with 100% Jewish control of Congress and the MSM – and with a social policy, economy, foreign policy etc. formulated by Jews for their own gain and for Israel.

    Anglos and their history, religion and traditions are trashed on a daily basis in sea of MSM sleaze as a reminder of who’s in charge.

    • Replies: @KenH
  80. We are so screwed……..

  81. @Wally

    Chevron (or similar) would get the oil for less and then sell it at the higher market rate. Venezuelans would get less and the US taxpayer would foot the bill for the military/security aspect of the exercise. Since there would be a worldwide shortage as well as higher prices, having access to the oil would alleviate that problem in the US.

    I think Iran should be left alone just as Iraq should have been left alone.

  82. KenH says:

    Anglos and their history, religion and traditions are trashed on a daily basis in sea of MSM sleaze as a reminder of who’s in charge.

    While Jews and everyone else are lionized and worshipped. There are (((calls))) to “abolish whiteness” but no calls to abolish Jewishness, blackness, brownness, or yellowness.

  83. Wally says:

    “And in order to get their greasy hands on their oil etc they will gladly start wars and gladly bomb away and kill thousands of people left right and centre again.
    All those wars in the Middle East were instigated and fought on false pretenses and false flags, all a ruse to steal oil and land and resources”.

    The ‘war for oil’ canard yet again. The Zionists just love suckers who fall for that intentional distraction.

    In no instance have US companies been the big winners of oil concessions in the countries the US has invaded. By and large the Russians, Chinese and a few European companies are the ones that got the big deals.

  84. Anon[286] • Disclaimer says:

    How did we get there? The bastards were mortified ,angry,hateful in each component of their observable behaviors in 2003 to 2016 when suggested and when told that the Neocons and Israeli were responsible for Iraq war . Now they openly are talking for war

    Just the way king doesn’t kill,dictator doesn’t pull the trigger or the knife or pull the rope around the neck, but his employee does ,so is the paymaster doesn’t but his paid charlatan liars like Bolton Pompeo and Trump do.

    The real reason of ongoing harrague against Trump by CNN and MSNBC and from NYT,WaPo lies here. Make his life miserable by lying . He can escape only by doing the deeper more authentic and genuinely desired things by CNN MSNBC WaPo etc . That is carry the Zio dream to fruition. But the ruse will be obvious . So they will continue to portray him in bad light but make sure it doesn’t hurt him in election by allowing only ‘ electable Democrats ‘ as possible contenders.

    These possible contenders will be vetted and hindered and chosen only if they don’t talk of Antiwar ,anti nepotistic corporation ,anti globalism and agree that criticizing Israel is anti semitism ( preventing candidate to criticize )

    So Trump gets elected . Zio media will say they could have endorseed Trump behavior on Iran because they have been so much against him to begin with . Trump gets some mud stuck on his face . But he gets to keep his job.

    Just before war, Israel will start saying war isn’t necessary and they are against it. That’s what they tried in 2003 . That’s what they offered while Obama was about to attack Syria .

    • Replies: @anon
  85. anon[132] • Disclaimer says:

    Zio media will say they could not have endorsed Trump behavior on …”

    One thing about Zio that they try and often succeed to stay ahead of the game . They manufacture new words and concepts and bury the facts. Dershowitz is doing through Zerohedge

    Liars with money to be made and justice to avoid are forgetful and given to circumlocution. Gaza might have been not ruled by Zio . Its military might have gone to israel poorer Its Zio citizen might have left . But the country is kneecapped from land, sea and then sky. Nothing goes in and nothing comes out because the Zio put US supported embargo and sanctions and chains around it.

    Apparently to the son of the bitch or the bitches /swine those activities are not war .

    Dont these guys come out with words like “micro aggression and sensitivity and feeling threatened by words in campus ” experienced by the Zio boys in presence of BDS signs? They do . Then they went to make laws to stop the information spread among American . They also make or actually pay to make laws to kill Gazan and Iranian through sanction and call theses as nonaggression non military and as using diplomacy .

  86. @Chick Gandil

    Trump seemingly has no control over members of his own government.

    “Why do people continue to believe this?”

    This absurdity is being relentlessly pushed by the senile sage, Paul Craig Roberts, by Eric Margolis (who wonders aloud things like: “why does Trump let his two horsemen of the apocalypse get away with this?”) and many others.

    I’ve come to believe that some of the proponents of this absurdity simply cannot admit that they were fooled by a con man, while others disingenuously seek to convince the electorate of the futility of voting (especially anti-war voters); and their message is: “see, it doesn’t matter who’s president, even someone as obviously well-intentioned as Donald Trump is powerless to change the course of U.S. ‘foreign policy’” or something like that.

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