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Admittedly the news cycle in the United States seldom runs longer than twenty-four hours, but that should not serve as an excuse when a major story that contradicts what the Trump Administration has been claiming appears and suddenly dies. The public that actually follows the news might recall a little more than one month ago the United States assassinated a senior Iranian official named Qassem Soleimani. Openly killing someone in the government of a country with which one is not at war is, to say the least, unusual, particularly when the crime is carried out in yet another country with which both the perpetrator and the victim have friendly relations. The justification provided by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking for the administration, was that Soleimani was in Iraq planning an “imminent” mass killing of Americans, for which no additional evidence was provided at that time or since.

It soon emerged that the Iranian was in fact in Baghdad to discuss with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi a plan that might lead to the de-escalation of the ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, a meeting that the White House apparently knew about may even have approved. If that is so, events as they unfolded suggest that the US government might have encouraged Soleimani to make his trip so he could be set up and killed. Donald Trump later dismissed the lack of any corroboration of the tale of “imminent threat” being peddled by Pompeo, stating that it didn’t really matter as Soleimani was a terrorist who deserved to die.

The incident that started the killing cycle that eventually included Soleimani consisted of a December 27th attack on a US base in Iraq in which four American soldiers and two Iraqis were wounded while one US contractor, an Iraqi-born translator, was killed. The United States immediately blamed Iran, claiming that it had been carried out by an Iranian supported Shi’ite militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. It provided no evidence for that claim and retaliated by striking a Kata’ib base, killing 25 Iraqis who were in the field fighting the remnants of Islamic State (IS). The militiamen had been incorporated into the Iraqi Army and this disproportionate response led to riots outside the US Embassy in Baghdad, which were also blamed on Iran by the US There then followed the assassinations of Soleimani and nine senior Iraqi militia officers. Iran retaliated when it fired missiles at American forces, injuring more than one hundred soldiers, and then mistakenly shot down a passenger jet, killing an additional 176 people. As a consequence due to the killing by the US of 34 Iraqis in the two incidents, the Iraqi Parliament also voted to expel all American troops.

It now appears that the original death of the American contractor that sparked the tit-for-tat conflict was not carried out by Kata’ib Hezbollah at all. An Iraqi Army investigative team has gathered convincing evidence that it was an attack staged by Islamic State. In fact, the Iraqi government has demonstrated that Kata’ib Hezbollah has had no presence in Kirkuk province, where the attack took place, since 2014. It is a heavily Sunni area where Shi’a are not welcome and is instead relatively hospitable to all-Sunni IS. It was, in fact, one of the original breeding grounds for what was to become ISIS.

This new development was reported in the New York Times in an article that was headlined “Was US Wrong About Attack That Nearly Started a War With Iran? Iraqi military and intelligence officials have raised doubts about who fired the rockets that started a dangerous spiral of events.” In spite of the sensational nature of the report it generally was ignored in television news and in other mainstream media outlets, letting the Trump administration get away with yet another big lie, one that could easily have led to a war with Iran.

Iraqi investigators found and identified the abandoned white Kia pickup with an improvised Katyusha rocket launcher in the vehicle’s bed that was used to stage the attack. It was discovered down a desert road within range of the K-1 joint Iraqi-American base that was hit by at least ten missiles in December, most of which struck the American area.

There is no direct evidence tying the attack to any particular party and the improvised KIA truck is used by all sides in the regional fighting, but the Iraqi officials point to the undisputed fact that it was the Islamic State that had carried out three separate attacks near the base over the 10 days preceding December 27th. And there are reports that IS has been increasingly active in Kirkuk Province during the past year, carrying out near daily attacks with improvised roadside bombs and ambushes using small arms. There had, in fact, been reports from Iraqi intelligence that were shared with the American command warning that there might be an IS attack on K-1 itself, which is an Iraqi air base in that is shared with US forces.

The intelligence on the attack has been shared with American investigators, who have also examined the pick-up truck. The Times reports that the US command in Iraq continue to insist that the attack was carried out by Kata’ib based on information, including claimed communications intercepts, that it refuses to make public. The US forces may not have shared the intelligence they have with the Iraqis due to concerns that it would be leaked to Iran, but senior Iraqi military officers are nevertheless perplexed by the reticence to confide in an ally.

If the Iraqi investigation of the facts around the December attack on K-1 is reliable, the Donald Trump administration’s reckless actions in Iraq in late December and early January cannot be justified. Worse still, it would appear that the White House was looking for an excuse to attack and kill a senior Iranian official to send some kind of message, a provocation that could easily have resulted in a war that would benefit no one. To be sure, the Trump administration has lied about developments in the Middle East so many times that it can no longer be trusted. Unfortunately, demanding any accountability from the Trump team would require a Congress that is willing to shoulder its responsibility for truth in government backed up by a media that is willing to take on an administration that regularly punishes anyone or any entity that dares to challenge it. That is the unfortunate reality in America today.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Crazy Horse says: • Website

    Assume that they never tell the truth and you’re never wrong. It’s like that old lawyer joke. “How do you tell if a lawyer’s lying?” Their lips are moving.

  2. “An Iraqi Army investigative team has gathered convincing evidence…”

    And if you can’t trust an Iraqi Army investigative team who can you trust?

    • Agree: Lot
    • Troll: FB
  3. @Ozymandias

    .. as if we don’t know that Iranian networks have established themselves in positions of influence in Iraq.

    Also, isn’t it the case that IS always takes credit for their attacks, not to mention for attacks carried out by groups only tenuously related to them (as in, related by ideology but not real world networks)?

    Garibaldi is a hack.

  4. @04398436986

    isn’t it the case that IS always takes credit for their attacks

    It’s the case that someone usually takes credit on their behalf, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ISIS claiming the credit.

    But more to the point, if it were ISIS (or an ideological simulacrum), they would have been wise to refrain from taking credit this time. After all, the result has worked rather well in their favor.

    • Agree: GuestAug
    • Replies: @04398436986
    , @c matt
  5. Well, the 9/11 Commission lied about Israeli involvement, Israeli neocons lied America into Iraq, and Netanyahu lied about Iranian nukes, so this latest news is just par for the course.

    Israel and those beholden to it lie. Religiously. The chockablock with zionists anti-Islam brigades’ perpetual refrain of “taqiyyah!” is the one of the best examples of psychological projection on the face of God’s green earth.

    Once you understand where most of them are coming from, this sort of news no longer surprises you:

    https://ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/shahak.html

    • Replies: @04398436986
    , @Eileen Kuch
  6. KA says:
    @04398436986

    lets stay focused.

    Pompeo had evidence of immediate catastrophic attack. That turned out to be a lie and plain BS.
    Why should we believe Pompeo or White House or intelligence about the situation developing around 27-29 Dec ? Is it because it’s USA who is saying so?

    .

    • Replies: @04398436986
  7. @AnonStarter

    they would have been wise to refrain from taking credit this time

    wisdom=knowing on dec 27 what faraway actors would do on jan 3

    behold the desperately conspiracy-besotted mind

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  8. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    [it would appear that the White House was looking for an excuse to attack and kill a senior Iranian official to send some kind of message, a provocation that could easily have resulted in a war that would benefit no one.]

    The Jewish mafia stooge and fifth column, Trump, is a war criminal and an ASSASSIN. Soon after his SELECTION in 2016, he joined the zionist mass murderer and baby killer, Netanyahu to kill Qassem Soleimani. There is NO doubt about it. This savage criminal with a criminal Jew netanyahu, tried number of times to kill him but not successful. One was in the city of Kerman in Iran in November 2019. Trump like other American presidents before him is a war criminal where should be arrested and executed as a terrorist. Only criminals support such savage animals. Only uncivilized people stay silent and cooperate. Only criminals and terrorists justify Trump’s crimes against humanity. These criminals must be arrested and executed to save the planet.

    Trump not only killed Soleimani, a man of peace, but tried to ASSASSINATE Nicolás Maduro Moros the Venezuelan president, but failed. He is a member of Jewish mafia who have brought up in corruption, whore houses, killing and robbery. This is the trade mark of all MAFIA where he and his family is a member of, and have a DEEP connection with the Jewish mafia circle for decades. Trump family has married to criminal Jewish mafia where he uses the office to protect these criminals. He like them is a CRIMINAL, no doubt about it. Only dummies ignore it.

    He should receive the same fate.

  9. melpol says:

    War with Iran is off the table. Carpet bombing Iran would lead to the destruction of Israel and its nuclear facility. A few million Jews would die. Deaths in Iran would top 6 million. Finding a peaceful solution is possible if Iran stops badmouthing Israel and helps in the expansion of Jewish settlements. Welcoming all Jews to come and pray in tehran would be a good move toward peace. Arabs in Gaza and the West bank have to find a new home in Turkey.

    • Replies: @Ace
    , @Kolo
    , @foolisholdman
  10. @AnonStarter

    doesn’t it perturb you in the slightest that the permanently disabled survivors, and, the relatives of the dead (a relatively wealthy & intelligent demographic), and the well-compensated, experienced lawyers & investigators in their employ, overwhelmingly want nothing to do with the conspiracy mongers?

    i’ve met many people who have not achieved the success they hoped for in life, including a subset that are *certain* they are victims of malicious action

    contemplating the outcome of normal everyday competition, influenced by good & bad luck, is just too much truth for some psychological makeups

    do you have other hobbies?

  11. @KA

    loyal unz & garibaldi followers will magically not notice that KA ignores my points: 1. iranian influence in high level iraqi political & security circles ; 2. isis longstanding practice of taking credit for their kills

    • Replies: @KA
    , @Zen
    , @Realist
  12. @anonymous

    why do you agitate in favor of citizen murderers?

    new figures showed nearly 550 people have been killed since October

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/top-iraq-cleric-condemns-deadly-attacks-protesters-185939813–spt.html

    arabs are learning, at their own pace, how to self-govern, how to resolve grievances without bloodshed

    “Whoever accuses women of being weak doesn’t understand Iraq,” said protester Baan Jaafar, 35. “We will continue to defend our rights through demonstrations and participate in the decision to build a new Iraq after the demonstrations.”

    “We came out today against those who accuse Iraqi female demonstrators in Tahrir Square,” said Nada Hassan, 24. “We tell them that even if you kill or threaten us, we will continue to support the demonstrators.”

    Before the march, al-Sadr warned that Iraq must not “turn into Chicago,” equating the US city with “immorality.” The statement was immediately mocked on social media with Iraqis posting memes and and tweets comparing Iraq to the American cosmopolitan city.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/defying-radical-cleric-iraqi-women-protesters-take-to-streets/

    • Troll: FB, Alfred
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  13. Sean says:

    Worse still, it would appear that the White House was looking for an excuse to attack and kill a senior Iranian official to send some kind of message, a provocation that could easily have resulted in a war that would benefit no one.

    Soleimani was a soldier involved in covert operations, Iran’s most celebrated hero, and had been featured in the Iraq media as the target of multiple Western assassination attempts. He did not have diplomatic status.

    As it happens Iran did not declare war on America and America did not declare war on Iran. If Americans soldiers killed in Iraq should not have been there in the first place, then the same goes for an Iranian soldier killed there too.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Ace
    , @Vojkan
  14. KA says:
    @04398436986

    There is western assertion and western assertion only that Iran influences Iraqi administration and intelligence . It can be a projection from a failing America . It can be also a valid possibility .

    But lying is America’s alter ego . It comes easily and as default explanation even when admitting truth would do a better job .

    Now let’s focus on ISIS ‘s claims . Why is Ametica not taking it ( claim of ISIS) as truth and fact when USA has for last 19 years has jailed , bombed, attacked mentally retarded , caves and countries because somebody has pledged allegiance to Al Quida or to ISIS!!!

    It seems neither truth nor lies , but what suits a particular psychopath at a particular time – that becomes USA’s report ( kind of unassigned sex – neither truth nor lies – take your pick and find the toilet to flush it down memory hole) – so Pompeo lies to nation hoping no one in administration will ask . When administrative staff gets interested to know the truth , Pompeo tells them to suck it up , move on and get ready to explain the next batch of reality manufactured by a regime and well trained by philosopher Karl Rove

  15. @anonymous

    “Soleimani, a man of peace…”

    Lol. “The leader of our armed forces is a man of peace.” So if you go to war, a ‘man of peace’ will lead you? Sounds like a good plan. Only a complete moron would buy the idiotic nonsense you are selling.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @anonymous
  16. lysias says:

    If ISIS did this as a false flag attack to suit the U.S., why should they claim responsibility? Wouldn’t that defeat the whole purpose?

  17. @04398436986

    wisdom=knowing on dec 27 what faraway actors would do on jan 3

    No, wisdom = knowing how to play “let’s you and him fight.”

    Surely you’re familiar with it. Your kind has been using that tactic for ages.

  18. Anon[381] • Disclaimer says:
    @04398436986

    WTF has a numerical expression –
    6,000,000

  19. @04398436986

    conspiracy mongers

    To what “conspiracy” are you referring? It’s a well established fact that your ilk was, at the very least, aware that the 9/11 attacks would occur and celebrated them in broad daylight. No conspiracy theory needed. Mossad ordnance experts were living practically next door to the hijackers. Well established fact.

    It’s also undeniable that the 9/11 Commission airbrushed Israeli involvement from their report. No conspiracy theory there, either.

    Same goes for Israeli neocons and their media mandarins using “faulty intel” to get their war in Iraq. “Clean Break”? “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”? Openly written and published. Judith Miller’s lies? Also no conspiracy.

    And Israel’s own intelligence directors were undermining Netanyahu’s lies on Iran. Not a conspiracy in sight.

    contemplating the outcome of normal everyday competition, influenced by good & bad luck, is just too much truth for some psychological makeups

    That’s one of the lamest attempts at deflection I’ve seen thus far, and I’ve seen quite a few here.

    Those who deny the official version of 9/11 are in the majority now:

    https://www.livescience.com/56479-americans-believe-conspiracy-theories.html

    We’ve reached critical mass. Clearly, that’s just too much truth for your psychological makeup. Were we really that worthy of ignoring, your people wouldn’t be working 24/7/365 to peddle your malarkey in fora of this variety.

    • Agree: FB, Biff
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Tony Hall
  20. JUSA says:

    I have thought that Trump’s true impeachable crime was the illegal assassination of a foreign general who was not in combat. Pence should also be impeached for the botched coup in Venezuela. That was true embarrassment bringing that “El Presidente” that no one recognizes to the SOTU.

    USA is basically JU-S-A now, Jews own and run this country from top to bottom, side to side, and because of it, pretty much run the world. China-Russia-Iran form their new “Axis of Evil” to be brought in line. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the Covid-19 is a bioweapon, except not one created by China. Israel has been working on an ethnic based bioweapon for years. US sent 172 military “athletes” to the Military World Games in Wuhan in October, 2019, two weeks before the first case of coronavirus appeared. Almost too coincidental.

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @Zen
  21. @Sean

    He wasn’t there as a soldier — he was there in a diplomatic role. (regardless of his official “status”). It also appears he was lured there with intent to assaninate.
    Your last para is not only terrible logic but ignores the point of the article. Iran likely was not responsible for the US deaths. Even had it been responsible it would still not legitimate such a baldly criminal action.

  22. Wally says:
    @anonymous

    said: “Soleimani, a man of peace”

    Really? There are many Iranians who strongly disagree:

    Iranian Celebrities Join Protesters in Challenging Oppressive Iranian Regime: https://thepatriotsreport.com/2020/01/18/iranian-celebrities-join-protesters-in-challenging-regime/
    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.
    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
    Iranian Persecuted Christians: Majority of Iran Supported Airstrike on Soleimani: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/02/06/exclusive-iranian-persecuted-christians-majority-of-iran-supported-soleimani-airstrike/
    Regime officials confirm 1,500 killed in Iran’s nationwide protests: https://irannewswire.org/regime-officials-confirm-1500-killed-in-irans-nationwide-protests/

  23. Sean says:
    @JUSA

    [I]illegal assassination of a foreign general who was not in combat

    Lawful combat according to the Geneva Convention in which war is openly declared and fought between two countries each of which have regular uniformed forces that do all the actual fighting is an extremely rare thing. It is all proxy forces, deniability and asymmetric warfare in which one side (the stronger) is attacked by phantom combatants.

    The Israeli PM publically alluded to the fact that Soleimani had almost been killed in the Mossad operation to kill Imad Mughniyeh a decade ago. The Iranian public knew that Soleimani had narrowly escaped death from Israeli drones, because Soleimani appeared on Iranian TV in October and told the story. A plot kill him by at a memorial service in Iran was supposedly foiled. He came from Lebanon by way of Syria into Iraq as if none of this had happened. Trump had sacked Bolton and failed to react to the drone attack on Saudi oil. Iran seems to have thought that refusal to actually fight in the type of war that the international conventions were designed to regulate is a licence to exert pressure by launch attacks without being targeted oneself. Now do they understand.

    • Replies: @Zen
  24. Antares says:

    There will be another killing and another one and another one. No war.

    Russia is not there to defend Syria but its own interests.

    China will buy its oil from Russia.

    Iran will loose its allies one by one until it can no longer defend itself.

    Then Israel has won.

    Sun Tzu: to tell who will be victorious is to tell who has a strategy.

    ——————————————————————————–

    The problem with us human beings is that we believe in (and expect to happen):
    – A good outcome
    – Justice
    – Awakening
    – Progression

    This is however not supported by experience from the past. This mindset wouldn’t even let us win one round of a poker game.

  25. Ace says:
    @melpol

    Just agree to whatever Israelis demand and everything will be great. Simplicity itself.

    Who could object?

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Druid55
  26. Ace says:
    @Sean

    American troops invaded Iraq under false pretenses, killed thousands, and caused great destruction. Chaos and vengeful Sunnis spilled over into Syria where the US proceeded to grovel before the terrorists we fret about. Soleimani was effective in organizing resistance in Iraq and Syria and was in both countries with the blessing of their governments.

    How you get Soleimani shouldn’t be there out of that I have no idea.

  27. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonStarter

    Israeli leader acknowledgement of intervention in legislation in state and federal US laws. Imagine ANY other country doing this. Bragging about their influence over our government to get laws passed that limit American freedoms.

    PM of Israel
    @IsraeliPM

    “It was also not for nothing that the American administration has taken this step together with us. In recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.”

  28. padre says:
    @Ozymandias

    you can always trust the USA Government, can’t you, they never lie, since it is not in their nature!

    • Replies: @Poco
  29. Ahmadinejad calls them out at the UN.

    And this one too:

    • Replies: @Sean
  30. anon[508] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ozymandias

    So if you go to war, a ‘man of peace’ will lead you? Sounds like a good plan.

    That’s Saker’s argument in Our Fundamental Disagreement About WWII, Hitler, Jews and Race : Hitler was an evil monster when the German army killed Russians with whom they were at war. Stalin was, presumably, a hero and a man of peace who led the Great Patriotic War that killed Germans with whom they were at war.

  31. gotmituns says:

    It doesn’t matter anymore who says what – Nullius in verba

  32. I have two radios in the house, identical and placed side by side.
    The one placed on the Left is “ Left Wing” News/ National Public Radio,the one on the Right is “ Right Wing” News/ Fox and Hard Right Am.
    When one becomes too excruciatingly painful to listen to it is easily turned off, the other turned on.
    Identical radios a great image, as both often represent “ Non Important News”.
    No News emerging to surpass Fake News narrative.

  33. @Wally

    What are those links to Zionists media outlets meant to prove? Are you trying to tell me Iran are begging for American ZOG invasions so they can have a McDonalds on every street corner and experience (((freedom and liberty)))?

    • Replies: @Wally
  34. Sean says:
    @TimeTraveller

    South Africa gave up its nukes and Ukraine gave up its nukes.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  35. Zen says:
    @04398436986

    Yet you ignore that the Neocons have lied about virtually every cause if war ever. Lied about Iraq, North Korea and Iran nuclear info actions, about chem weapons in Syria, lied about Kosovo, lied about Libya, lied about Benghazi, lied about Venezuela. So… Whom I gonna believe, no government, but a Neocon led one least of all…

  36. Sokrates says:
    @Ozymandias

    —And if you can’t trust an Iraqi Army investigative team who can you trust?—

    Definitely NOT the Jews and their “country”, so called shithole israel.

    • Agree: Moi
  37. Zen says:
    @JUSA

    His impeachable cringe was Usurpations of congressional delegated authority, both war and punishments of violations of The Law of Nations…but our public and lawyers are so poorly educated they don’t even have a clue what the constitution says or means, the progressive technocrats won the battle for US mind through mandatory public ‘education.’

  38. Zen says:
    @Sean

    Undeclared war is a violation of the Law of Nations. Congress was delegated the authority to define and punish violations of the Law of Nations, not the president… Clear Usurpation of Constitutional Authority…. Not that you likely care about being a nation of laws or limited enumerated powers..

  39. Jake says:
    @Ozymandias

    “And if you can’t trust an Iraqi Army investigative team who can you trust?”

    American Neocons? Israelis? Saudis?

    • Agree: Lot
  40. Alfred says:
    @Wally

    Every country has its dupes. Iran let’s them protest.

    The reality is that the numerically huge middle and lower classes in Iran are massively in favour of the existing political arrangement.

    It is a heck of a lot more democratic than the USA where you can vote for A who is supported by Jewish Oligarchs or you can vote for B who is supported by another set of Jewish Oligarchs. I note that a new candidate, Bloomberg, wants to go direct to the front of the queue without using an intermediary. Bloomberg is Jewish and worth around $70 billion.

    The USA is a joke and no one is taking them seriously any longer. They cannot build anything. They can only destroy and bring instability. A bunch of losers.

    • Agree: Robjil, Old and grumpy
  41. Robjil says:
    @Sean

    There were 15 republics in the Soviet Union. The center was Moscow.

    Why would a non-center place like Ukraine have or control nukes? Moscow had the buttons for their use, not Kiev.

    ZUS ukraine has nukes again.

    It ruled by ZUS. Its center is now Washington.

    • Replies: @Sean
  42. Realist says:

    Trump is a member of the Deep State…which is what I have been saying for almost three years.

    The Deep State consists of the very wealthy who are greedy for more wealth and power. There are 607 billionaires in the US. There is no reason for the Deep State members to formally collude…they all know what needs to be done and how to do it. They use a relatively small amount of their money to place their minions in positions of power…heads of the movie industry, the media, the federal government, academia. From then on if the lessers in these groups want to keep their jobs/lives they will toe the line. It becomes self sustaining from tax money and the Deep State glories in more wealth and power. Here is an excellent example of the Deep State in action: The SCOTUS has passed down egregious decisions that abridge the First Amendment and show contempt for the concept of a representative democracy. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1976 and exacerbated by continuing stupid SCOTUS decisions First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
    These decisions have codified that money is free speech thereby giving entities of wealth and power almost total influence in elections. By gaining control of the SCOTUS the Deep State is able to further their goals.

    Another take on the Deep State:
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/14/understanding-the-deep-states-propaganda/

    • Agree: Parfois1
  43. Anonymous[239] • Disclaimer says:
    @04398436986

    You’re too clever by half, using but not understanding the absurdity of a person being slightly perturbed as an intro to the childish fallacy that relatives of those who died on 9/11 and their lawyers were mystically leavened with the scientific and engineering knowledge enabling them to refute the technical evidence presented by several thousand of the world’s best structural engineers, metallurgists, chemists, demo experts, and so on to the effect the official narrative is itself the fairytale conspiracy for childish minds about magical Arabs, planes, and buildings outside the laws of nature on 9/11. You couldn’t last five minutes in a debate on 9/11 with the people you sneer at, and, no doubt, would disappear up your own ass with your sort’s signature shit-eating grin on your face.

    • Agree: bluedog
  44. Vojkan says:
    @Sean

    American soldiers went there uninvited. Soleimani went there because he was invited. That makes a hell of a difference.

  45. Robjil says:

    It is common knowledge that ISIS is a US/Israeli creation. ISIS is the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service. Thus, the US/Israel staged the attack on the US base on 12.27.2019.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-is-a-us-israeli-creation-top-ten-indications/5518627

    ISIS is a US-Israeli Creation: Indication #2: ISIS Never Attacks Israel

    It is more than highly strange and suspicious that ISIS never attacks Israel – it is another indication that ISIS is controlled by Israel. If ISIS were a genuine and independent uprising that was not covertly orchestrated by the US and Israel, why would they not try to attack the Zionist regime, which has attacked almost of all of its Muslim neighbors ever since its inception in 1948? Israel has attacked Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, and of course has decimated Palestine. It has systemically tried to divide and conquer its Arab neighbors. It continually complains of Islamic terrorism. Yet, when ISIS comes on the scene as the bloody and barbaric king of Islamic terrorism, it finds no fault with Israel and sees no reason to target a regime which has perpetrated massive injustice against Muslims? This stretches credibility to a snapping point.

    ISIS and Israel don’t attack each other – they help each other. Israel was treating ISIS soldiers and other anti-Assad rebels in its hospitals! Mortal enemies or best of friends?

  46. The MQ-9 pilot and sensor operator will be looking over their shoulders for a long time. They’re as famous as Soleimani. Their command chain is well known too, hide though they might far away.

    And who briefed the president that terror Tuesday? The murder program isn’t Air Force.

  47. Eek says:

    Hey now, you learn to put the best gloss on things when your troops are pathetic little timmies scared of rocks and 12-year olds. Bunch of pussies.

    https://southfront.org/dumbfucks-russian-troops-react-to-us-forces-using-firearms-against-syrian-villagers/

    The IRGC is going to make mincemeat of these chumps.

  48. Moi says:
    @anonymous

    The kind of crap Trump pulled in the assassination of Soleimani is what he should be impeached about–not the piss-ant stuff about Hunter Biden’s job in the Ukaranian gas company and his pappy’s role in it.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @sally
  49. We’re really benefitting, carrying water for (((our greatest ally.)))

  50. Iraq an ally of the United States! Is it some kind of a joke? How can a master and slave be equal? We, the big dog want their oil and the tail that wags us, Israel, want all Muslims pacified and the Congress, which is us wether we like or not, compliant out of financial fears. Unless we curb our own greedy appetite for fossil fuels and at the same time tell an ally, which Israel is by being equal in a sense that it can get away with murder and not a pip is raised, to limit its ambition, nothing is going to be done to improve the situation. Until then it’s an exercise in futility, at best!

  51. Oracle says:
    @04398436986

    The people who are currently in power have had the little hobby of destroying Western Civilization and they should expect a few complaints.

  52. Let’s simplify things a little. We wouldn’t all be having to puzzle over who’s the most likely liar in the sandbox if we, uhhhh … weren’t there in the first place. Looking at you, Ronnie Ray-gun. And you, Bush the Elder. And you, Crimewave Clinton. And you, Gee-Dumbya. And you, O-Bomber. And you, Big Orange Tweet-Clown.

    Regardless of nominal “party,” every nose is docked permanently to the Israeli fundamental aperture.

    And we put up with it. We deserve what we get.

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  53. I enjoy reading Giraldi because his knowledge, skills and abilities produce a reliable supply of crazy writing. The problem lies not in secrecy but the fact is that there is zero truth. A country can then claim to be a democracy with free speech and no censorship. The fact that the US is at war with Iran isn’t a contradiction, it’s just a statement that doesn’t require any censorship because it makes little difference. Someone didn’t tell you the truth, but by all means tell us who you’re voting for in the next election.

  54. @Ozymandias

    USS Maine, RMS Lusitania, Rape of Belgium, Gulf of Tonkin, Iraqi WMD….

  55. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ozymandias

    You are so ignorant.

    Iran has NO choice but to defend itself from the savages. It has not been Iran that invaded US, but US with a plan that design years before 9/11 invaded many countries. Remember: seven countries in five years. Soleimani was a wise man working towards peace by creating options for Iran to defend itself. Iran is not the aggressor, but US -Israel-UK are the aggressor for centuries now. Is this so difficult to understand. 9/11 was staged by US/Israel killing 3000 Christians to implement their criminal plan.

    Soleimani, was on a peace mission, where was assassinated by Trump, an Israeli firster and a fifth column and the baby killer Netanyahu. Is this difficult to understand by the Trump worshiper, a traitor.

    Now, Khamenie is saying the same thing: “Iran should be strong in military warfare and sciences to prevent war and maintain PEACE.

    Only ignorant, arrogant, and racists don’t understand this fact and refuse to understand how the victims have been pushed to defend themselves.

    The Assassin at the black house should receive the same fate in order to bring the peace.

  56. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
    @Moi

    I totally agree with you. Both parties are a fifth column and criminals.

  57. When does Amerikastan *not* lie about anything? If an Amerikastani tells you the sun rises in the east, you’re probably on Venus, where it rises in the west.

    • Agree: WHAT
  58. DaveE says:

    I think this article is getting close to the truth, that this whole operation was and is an ISIS (meaning Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) affair designed to pit America against the zionists’ most formidable enemy thus far, Iran.

    I’m of the opinion that Trump did not order the hit on Soleimani, but was forced to take credit for it, if he didn’t want to forfeit any chance of being reelected this year. The same ISIS (Israeli) forces that did the hit also orchestrated the “retaliation” that Mr. Giraldi so heroically documents in this piece.

    As usual, this is looking more and more like a zionist /jewish false flag attack on the Muslim world, with the real dirty-work to be done by the American military.

  59. Ahoy says:

    The dealer in the M.E. poker game is Putin. This is what drives the very elite crazy. How could this have happened? We had conquered Russia in 1917.

    Well, you must have made a small mistake along the way. Trumpstein can’t save you. Soon the dollar won’t have any value. There is nothing behind it.

    The new policeman in the M.E. will be Iran. The legacy of Lawrence of Arabia has died long time ago.

  60. ISIS aka AL CIADA aka Daesh and all off shoots thereof are total creations of the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain and ZNATO and Turkey with help from Saudi Arabia and the worst terrorists are the zionists in NYC and Tel Aviv and Washington D.C. and London , they wear suits and are the worst terrorists in the world.

    The reason they killed Soleimani was he was good at killing the terrorists that the unholy trinity of the ZUS and Israel and ZBritain had created, and he was worth more to the world than all of these terrorists in suits!

  61. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    It soon emerged that the Iranian was in fact in Baghdad to discuss with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi a plan that might lead to the de-escalation of the ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, a meeting that the White House apparently knew about may even have approved.

    It’s now obvious that the slumlord son-in-law Jared Kushner is really running the USA’s ME policy.
    Kushner is not only a dear friend of at-large war criminal Bibi Nuttyahoo, he also belongs to the Judaic religious cult of Chabad Lubavitcher, whom make the war-loving Christian Evangelicals almost look sane. Chabad also prays for some kind of Armageddon to bring forth their Messiah, just like the Evangelicals.

    One can tell by Kushner’s nasty comments he makes about Arabs/Persians and Palestinians in particular, that he loathes and despises those people and has an idiotic ear to cry into in the malignant form of Zion Don, AKA President Trump.

    It’s been said that Kushner is also a Mossad agent or asset, which is a good guess, since that agency has been placing their agents into the WH since at least the days of Clinton, who had Rahm Emmanuel to whisper hate into his ear.

    That the Iranian General Soleimani was lured into Iraq so the WH could murder the man probably most responsible for halting the terrorist activities of the heart-eating, head-chopping US/Israel/KSA creation ISIS brings to mind the motto of the Israeli version of the CIA, the Mossad.

    “By way of deception thou shalt make war.”

    Between Trump’s incompetence, his vanity–and yes, his stupidity– and his appointing Swamp creatures into his cabinet and allowing Jared to run the ME show, Trump is showing himself to be a worse choice than Hillary.
    If that maniac gets another 4 years, humanity is doomed. Or at least the USA for sure will perish.

    • Agree: Desert Fox, renfro
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @geokat62
    , @Castellio
  62. @04398436986

    A poor comment.

    Giraldi is anything but a hack.

    And making fun of people’s names is just about as pimply-faced juvenile as it gets.

  63. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @04398436986

    Garibaldi is a hack.

    Sir/Madam 04398436986, I am truly amazed at your verbal skills! Why I had to go to my dictionary to find out the meaning of your exquisite description of Mr. Giraldi, the word hack.

    But are you talking about the Garibaldi who was an Italian patriot or the distinguished writer, Philip Giraldi?

    Simple mistake to confuse an Italian general from the 19th Century with a writer from the 21st. Such is the cost of genius.

  64. Pindos says:

    If Bloomberg is the nominee, Trump must attack Iran. He’s given the jews greater israel so what else is left to give them to be re-elected. jews are never grateful.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  65. Poco says:
    @padre

    Well, we have a dilemma here. The USA government is a liar AND the NY Times is a liar. Therefore, neither faction being accused of the attack did the attack. Someone else is responsible for it.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  66. Anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    [If Bloomberg is the nominee, Trump must attack Iran. He’s given the jews greater Israel so what else is left to give them to be re-elected. jews are never grateful.]

    Only uncivilized dummies, criminals and Assassins easily kill 85 millions to stay in ‘power’.

    It is the time that YOU go into your graves to help the peace on earth. Shame on You.

  67. c matt says:
    @AnonStarter

    (US)ISIS, like any other group, takes credit when it is to its advantage, and places blame where it is to its advantage.

  68. onebornfree says: • Website

    “More Lies on Iran: the White House Just Can’t Help Itself ”

    Fact of life: Believing anything that any government anywhere says is reliable, trustworthy information , and then acting on that “information”, is a surefire recipe for disaster.

    Even a “comedian” knew that much:

    “My first rule- I don’t believe anything the government tells me- nothing!- ZERO!” George Carlin

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Desert Fox
  69. Wally says:
    @Just passing through

    – Only one of the many, Breitbart, is what could be called a “Zionists media outlet”, and even that one references a source that is not a “Zionists media outlet”. Oops! You lose again.
    – The fact is that Iranians dislike their primitive, murderous regime.

    – Then you desperately use laughable strawmen about “McDonalds & invasion”, which no one except you mentions.

  70. Wally says:
    @Alfred

    – I don’t doubt that the primitive thugs in charge of Iran have support of many Iranians.
    – I do believe that that support is based upon coercion & violence of all who resist.
    – Recall that such repressive forms of government like Communism always have support.
    Who benefits? … is the question

    – However, there are quite obviously many, many who do not like the regime, at all.

    – I cannot under stand why some blindly accept such repression in Iran just because they do not like Israel.
    – I do not like Israel, yet I accept that the Iran government is authoritarian, primitively repressive.

    Sorry, I prefer the US over Iran any day.
    And apparently so do many Iranians, who keep trying to get out of Iran and into the US.

    • Troll: bluedog
    • Replies: @Zenreal
  71. @AnonStarter

    You’ve got a real valid point here, AnonStarter. Yes, indeed, Israel – actually, BB Nutty&Yahoo lied about Mossad’s involvement in the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11/01, and Israeli Trotskyists aka Neocons lied the US into Iraq, which eventually turned into a disaster.
    As you rightly said, Nutty&Yahoo also lied when he accused Iran of having nukes .. Never mind that Ayatollahs Khomeini and later, Khameini, had issued Fatwas (religious decrees) banning the development and production of nukes, and the nuclear scientists enriched uranium/plutonium for electricity production and isotopes for treating cancer patients, respectively.
    Nutty&Yahoo’s a vicious pathological liar who uttered a whopper of a lie to SecState Mike Pompeo about IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani, who passed that very same lie to DJT – telling him to order Soleimani’s assassination. Unfortunately, DJT believed the lies and the assassination was culminated on January 3 of this year.

  72. WJ says:

    100 hundred troops injured in the rocket attacks, my azz. The injuries, probably a headache from hearing a rocket explode somewhere, were exaggerated by the Pentagon to discredit Trump. Trump wanted to let it go after the murder of Suleimani but the neocons, the Pentagon and the military industrial complex want war with Iran, hence the attempt to discredit his claim of no injuries in the attacks.

    What is truly nuts is that the Democrat party media are pushing this injury narrative hoping to goad or taunt Trump into a military action.

    • Disagree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Herald
  73. KA says:
    @Wally

    Iranian student has been looking into and surfing the internet and has been able to locate the near total desperation that exists in USA. They have alluded to the white but mostly have confined their opinions and remarks to the Black and the Latino. They also have located the spontaneous outbursts against Trump’s white supremacy by the good n umber of white themselves.

    They wonder why Breitbert is not reporting of the existence of this deep well of opposition ,mounting hatred and visceral anger at their leaders who occupy wall street and DC.

    Question they are asking if someone from outside the country can use this emotion and trigger a protests that will look like a multi colored striped and starred revolution from Alaska to Puerto Rico. But the question arises how many will be killed by the armed gangs that the leaders control.

    • Replies: @Wally
  74. Anon[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greg Bacon

    Evangelicals do not hope or “pray” for Armageddon. They do the opposite. They ward it off by evangelizing.

    Comments like this reveal how foolish the average person is. It is hard to take arguments about foreign policy seriously when people’s theories depend on such falsehoods.

  75. Wally says:
    @KA

    LOL
    Says who? You?

    Iranians are doing nothing of the kind.

    They are, as demonstrated, protesting against an oppressive Iranian regime.
    I notice that you ignore the numerous examples of proof.

  76. Zenreal says:
    @Sunshine State

    You need a 3rd radio…one tuned to real news…Listening too the two sides of fake news hardly helps one get news…you would be better off shutting down both radios and just not paying attention..that way you would end up ‘knowing’ less false bs

  77. Zenreal says:
    @Wally

    Not believing the government that has literally lied about every single war they have ever gotten involved in is hardly supporting Iran. Pointing out the obvious nature of the Israeli control over US politicians is hardly pro Iran.

    Saying ‘I prefer the US over Iran’ any day hardly means a person should believe anything that comes out of the mockingbirds mouths. The US is still the nation on earth with the closest thing to freedom, but supporting all the bs that is directly attacking that freedom and the constitution that nominally should be guarding said freedom, is hardly supporting the US, its supporting the occupiers of the US…

    • Replies: @Wally
  78. KA says:

    Sick to your pet debate of 6 million and Holocaust . You can hide behind those zeroes . Stay there .If not intellectually at least emotionally you will stay safe .

  79. @04398436986

    You can’t seem to accept the fact that the US has no business being in Iraq or Syria in the first place.
    You can’t seem to accept the fact that ISIS, like al Qaeda and all of the other terrorist groups in the ME are creations if the US and/or Israel.
    You can’t seem to accept the fact that Arabs may not want “democracy” or that their view of “democracy” may be different from the US view of “democracy”, which is certainly different from, for example, the Swiss view of “democracy”.
    Conjecture cannot replace fact. All female fruit flies have red eyes, but not all fruit flies with red eyes are female. That is the situation in the ME. Nothing is obvious. In war, declared or otherwise, bad things happen, and people are killed. Opposing Soleimani’s killing does not translate into approving anyone else’s killing.

    The point of Giraldi’s article is that there is always conflicting information that needs to be investigated. The US/NATO and Israel have a long history of declaring the narrative, then being very selective with the investigation of facts. When it comes to war, declared or otherwise, what’s the rush?

  80. @Pindos

    ‘If Bloomberg is the nominee, Trump must attack Iran. He’s given the jews greater israel so what else is left to give them to be re-elected. jews are never grateful.’

    Conversely, if Sanders is the nominee, Trump is virtually barred from attacking Iran — at least until he has secured reelection.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  81. Art says:

    The Jew MSM is killing America – one unprinted story after another. Trump lies because he knows that that the Jews will not tell their customers the truth. The daily blood spilled in the Middle East is on the hands of the Jew oligarchs that own the US media – period.

    Now in 2020, the Jew media are giving us the prospect of either of two 77-year-old Jews, Benjamin Bloomberg Baby or Commie Bernie – or Lying Trump as president. This is crazy! This is not America.

    The totality of Jew control over America is staggering.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @renfro
  82. Sean says:
    @Robjil

    Obama released many billions to Iran as a bribe to get the nuke deal and they appear to have used much of it for funding the Quds force, which was suddenly highly effective against Sunni interests in the Middle East, and put such pressure on Saudi Arabia that it was begining to buckle economically and even ideologically.Plus the war in Yemen that Iran was using to strike the Kingdom, making it increasingly likely that US troops would have to be stationed in Saudi Arabia itself, which would destabilize the regime as it had already done once before (the invasion of Saddam’s Iraq was done to enable the US army to be withdrawn from Saudi Arabia and quench domestic unrest that Osama was a symptom of).

    The Law of Nations is that when someone has declared war on you either formally or in effect (by commencing hostilities.), you r join battle without further ado. When a country is levying undeclared war you would be a fool not to reciprocate.

    ——

    Independent Ukraine still operates four nuclear power plants with multiple reactors, and once had an ICBM factory so it had the infrastructure to make its own nuclear deterrent. Instead it renounced ever having nukes, even though it would have Russia next door. Putin didn’t think twice. So much for international law.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/09/north-korea-south-africa/539265/
    [The nuclear arsenal] was never intended, I think, to be used. It was a deterrent. Because of apartheid South Africa was becoming more and more isolated in the eyes of the rest of the world. There wouldn’t be, in the case of Russian aggression or invasion, assistance from the international community. It was felt that, if we have nuclear weapons, and if we then would disclose in a crisis that we have [them], it would change the political scenario and the U.S.A. and other [Western] countries might step in and assist South Africa.

    Friedman: So you would inform a country like the United States that you had these weapons and therefore they might intervene to stop you from using them against the Soviet Union. Was that the idea?

    That is why the French thought Israel wanted the bomb, to blackmail the US.
    So Ukraine made a mistake, South Africa’s was redundant after the demise of the USSR. But what does Iran need a bomb for? They have not been invaded despite 40 years of being independent of the US and every one else, so no one would come to their aid just because they threatened to use their nuke. Iran’s terrain and large homogeneous population make it too difficult to invade. The US has bigger fish to fry, Iran is just an annoyance to the US and Trump’s sacking of Bolton was a sign that he wants a deal, but Soleimani launched a drone attack that destroyed key Saudi oil facilities, in a transparent attempt to keep the hostilities going,

    Yet Trump surprised everyone by not retaliating. Major General Soleimani could have become an accredited diplomat and travelled in perfect safety, but them he would not have been going on Iranian tv to talk about being hunted by Israel drones as he did last August and become lauded as his country’s greatest hero

    Major General Soleimani had been in the news in Iran as a James Bond character, as a result he became an enormously celebrated hero. Military men are no more immune to the head swelling effects of publicity than anyone else. Indeed, snake eaters like McChrystal and Flynn seem to show that the supposedly secret soldiers of special forces are prone to go haywire in the public eye. Deep down the glamour of special forces is what attracts men to join them for every man wants to be thought a hero and someone who gets things done (just as every woman wants to be thought beautiful and desirable). Soleimani loved the public adoration he got last year and he wanted to keep it going, and the Iranian Chuck Norris needed an asymmetrical conflict in which he pressured American through proxies, while cutting a dash. The lack of retaliation to Iran’s guided missile attack on Saudi oil facilities just encouraged him. So Trump ordered his life taken. Now perhaps the Iranians can get back to the table.

  83. geokat62 says:
    @Greg Bacon

    It’s been said that Kushner is also a Mossad agent or asset, which is a good guess, since that agency has been placing their agents into the WH since at least the days of Clinton, who had Rahm Emmanuel to whisper hate into his ear.

    Speaking of whispering into his ear, I’d say the first agent placed by Mossad into WH was Mathilde Krim, during days of LBJ:
    LBJ and close friend Mathilde Krim

    Excerpt from Was LBJ Shacked up with a pretty Zionist when Israel attacked the USS Liberty?

    The suggestion that LBJ was shacked up with a Zionist when Israel attacked and tried to sink the USS Liberty in 1967 is not used here as a metaphor, as in “strange bedfellows;” it is meant literally as in shacked up. You see, he was ‘close friends” with Arthur and Mathilde Krim and Johnson even built a little cottage on his ranch called “Mathilde’s house.” No one has a tape of Johnson’s doings in his bedroom that night, with the possible exception of J Edgar Hoover, who was famous for such things, and Hoover’s secretary destroyed “those” files when he died.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
    , @Robjil
  84. @Colin Wright

    If Sanders is elected he will on orders from Israel attack Iran, if Trump is re-elected he will attack Iran on orders from Israel, it is a Hobsons choice, of two zionist controlled puppets, which has been the case since they assassinated JFK.

  85. The public that actually follows the news might recall a little more than one month ago the United States assassinated a senior Iranian official named Qassem Soleimani.

    Cahoots, cahoots, cahoots… USA, Iran, Arabs, Russia, China are in cahoots to turn Israel into dust. Qassem Soleimani mostly surely is enjoying his life in Mashhad, Iran. He is a daily visitor of the Imam Reza (as) shrine, which is the largest mosque in the world by area. Imam Reza (Raza, Redha, Ridha …) is the 8th Imam of Shia 12ers. He is the only Imam who is not buried in Arabia. Five of the twelve Imam of Shia 12ers are buried in Iraq. Iraq which is the Shia 12ers capital, meaning the City of Najaf, Iraq where Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Sistani permanently resides.

    Yes, cahoots, cahoots, cahoots the evidence being all the Trump’s loyal are being acquitted under the fog of Democratic Primary Chaos and ofcourse the Coronavirus.

    God bless Trump, Putin, Xi Jinping, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and all the Arab Leaders, especially President Asad and Sayyid Hassan NasrAllah. As Imam Ruhollah Sayyid Khomeini said, “70 years it a page in the history of mankind”….

    God plans and satan plans, and God is the Best of the Planner!

    • Troll: ploni almoni
  86. @Sean

    The Law of Nations is that when someone has declared war on you either formally or in effect (by commencing hostilities.), you r join battle without further ado. When a country is levying undeclared war you would be a fool not to reciprocate.

    Is it why, “The Senate just voted to check Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran …?

    Haha!

    The Russian Gate is not over yet as all the Trump’s loyal are being acquitted, especially General Michael Flynn as he was directly ordered by Jared Kushner to interfere against the orders of then President Obama. Once, this is fully exposed, then Trump will want “War Powers against Israel”. He overwhelming will be given this authority. At that time, the real traitors in the legislative branch will be exposed. Those traitors will not go down easily without a tough fight, thus exposing themselves further in this process by denying the President this authority. Russia Gate will then turn to Israel Gate.

    • Replies: @Sean
  87. renfro says:
    @Art

    Jews getting more and more brazen…..they felt safe attacking ‘the Muslim girls’ in congress because they were Muslims…but now AIPAC is attacking gentile Dem members of congress by smearing them on facebook saying McCollum is as dangerous as ISIS


    MCCOLLUM STATEMENT: HATE SPEECH MAKES AIPAC A HATE GROUP

    February 12, 2020 Press Release
    https://mccollum.house.gov/media/press-releases/mccollum-statement-hate-speech-makes-aipac-hate-group

    As a Member of Congress and the vice-chair of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I believe defending human rights and freedom are foundational to our national security and our democracy. But the struggle to advance human rights and promote human dignity inevitably results in confronting entrenched forces determined to dehumanize, debase, and demonize individuals or entire populations to maintain dominance and an unjust status quo. Hate is used as a weapon to incite and silence dissent. Unfortunately, this is my recent experience with AIPAC – the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    AIPAC ran a series of Facebook ads that referenced “radicals in the Democratic party.” The text of the ad was accompanied by a collage featuring Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). “It’s critical that we protect our Israeli allies especially as they face threats from Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah ISIS and — maybe more sinister — right here in the U.S. Congress,” one of the ads read.

    McCollum has become a target of the pro-Israel organization as a result of introducing H.R.2407, an historic piece of legislation that aims to prohibit U.S. taxpayer money from being used to detain Palestinian children in Israel.“Israel’s system of military juvenile detention is state-sponsored child abuse designed to intimidate and terrorize Palestinian children and their families,” said McCollum after introducing the bill, “It must be condemned, but it is equally outrageous that U.S. tax dollars in the form of military aid to Israel are permitted to sustain what is clearly a gross human rights violation against children.” H.R. 2407 currently has 23 cosponsors”

    • Thanks: Parfois1
    • Replies: @Art
  88. Tony Hall says:
    @AnonStarter

    Why So-Called “Conspiracy Theorists” Tend to Have It Over Media Stenographers for Established Authority

    The basic friction between competing narratives concerning the lead up to the assassination of General Soleimani can be conceived as yet another manifestation of the core tension in media these days. One way to look at the tension is as a disagreement between those accused of being “conspiracy theorists “and those accused of being “stenographers” and spin doctors for those in the upper echelons of power.

    From my perspective the stenographers are rightfully subjected to accusations that they are basically servile gatekeepers mostly engaged in protecting those who exercise control often from within the inner sanctums of mostly unaccountable authority. In the moated bastions of cabal rule, corruption, unmediated self-interest and unbridled maliciousness often thrive and fester.

    From my perspective it is most likely the groupthink conformists among us that are most inclined to smear the “conspiracy theorist” label on those trying to think for themselves in offering up critical analysis. The denizens who automatically condemn any interpretation veering away from everyday orthodoxy tend to lack much capacity for critical, discerning and self-aware thought. “Conspiracy theory” jabber often predominates in degraded environments where a steady diet of clichés infuses endless supplies of empty calories into cheap junk food for dull and addled minds.

    The frequent firing off of the “conspiracy theory” smears provide careless verbal shooters with a weaponized means of evading their own direct reckoning with the content of scores of literary offerings that veer away from established and orthodox perspectives. The authors of literature that does not conform with the usual way of seeing things may sometimes be good, sometimes be bad or sometimes be merely mediocre. To try to group create the impression that “conspiracy theory” forms some sort of easily identifiable and undifferentiated mass, however, is a mark of corruption or stupidity or both.

    It is an act of gross literary malfeasance to convey the impression that there exists some category of obvious conspiracy theories that can be quickly categorized and them indiscriminately tossed aside without critical evaluation on an author-by-author, article-by-article, even footnote-by-footnote basis. Such generalizing approaches that paint with a single brush the diverse literary offerings of many many people tend to form a cultural equivalent to racism.

    Accordingly, those who regularly deploy the “conspiracy theory” smear as a way of avoiding thoughtful reckoning with novel interpretations are inclined to be bigoted and lazy poseurs ill-suited for honest intellectual work. Of course this propensity arises in the context of an era when honest intellectual work is the last thing wanted of most media stenographers and gatekeepers. They are often employed to act as servants and apologists of ruling cabals that thrive best by keeping out of the spotlight.

    The effort to sideline “conspiracy theories” as an undifferentiated mass of utter nonsense has the effect of pointing attention away from masses of material, some portion of which might contain genuinely original and important findings speaking to some of the most crucial issues of our time. Too often the “conspiracy theorist” moniker enables thought police disguised as media pundits to misrepresent the vital contributions of genuine whistle blowers as if this material constitutes nothing more than ravings of misguided cranks.

    The evidence is huge that strategic attacks on “conspiracy theories” sometimes rob attention away from information that, if properly interpreted, would have brought to light to essential truths no matter how awkward to the interests of established power. Such exercises are crucial in bringing to justice the credibly-accused culprits that might be involved in high-level crimes. Legal prosecutions of this nature are needed to enforce accountability against those that order the most consequential genre of crimes against humanity.

    This cycle of unchecked criminality at the highest level will almost certainly continue unless those responsible for wholesale kleptocracy, mass murder and ecological terrorism are exposed through the investigative work of journalists and scholars.

    While independent-minded investigators in the landscape of social media often hold the moral high ground, the stenographers presently have the upper hand. The powerful lobbies that employ them continue to seize illicit control over the shared public resource known as the Internet. This seizure of control often involves rigging Internet software to bias the workings of search engines so that the propaganda required to keep in place a corrupt status quo is favoured. Other interventions in the power-serving reconfigurations of the Internet involve various forms of deplatforming, outright censorship, and the introduction of establishmentarian “trust tools” including NewsGuard and Media Bias/Fact Check.

  89. @Reactionary Utopian

    So maybe Americans need a new political party that is openly anti-Jewish. Say its manifesto included de-emancipation of the Jews, required them build themselves ghettos, gave their chief rabbi the authority to hang Jews. Suppose tbat was all open. The media would be silent about it, but there might be an awakening. People scream that is anti-Semitic, it thanks them for their praise, it does badly in the next election but holds out.

    Reactionary enough?

    Would that save America?

  90. Alfred says:
    @Sean

    Obama released many billions to Iran as a bribe

    The money was Iran’s. Furthermore, the value of the USD had greatly decreased over the decades that the money was withheld.

    What we have here is a thief returning a fraction of the money that he stole and pretending to be on the high ground. A total joke.

    By playing these stupid games with money that other countries keep in the USA, the dollar will eventually go the way of so many other fiat currencies. Your Social Security checks will become worthless.

    • Agree: Desert Fox, Biff
  91. @geokat62

    Johnson was involved on the joint Israeli and ZUS attack on the USS Liberty and recalled the jets that were sent to rescue the Liberty and even had the submarine USS Amberjack send the torpedo that killed 24 in the blast that was to have sunk the Liberty.

    This is fully told in these books , Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen and Remember the Liberty by Phillip Nelson, both can be had on amazon.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  92. @Alfred

    Agreed.
    The U.S. Anglo elite was replaced by Jews. Americans are now ruled by Jews and will be until they kick the monkey off their back.
    These elites don’t want to compete. They used capitalism to get to the top and have now kicked every ladder so that only those who agree to become a part of their mafia can rise (like Trump).
    They use the Fed to institute socialism for bankers. This is inherently corrupt and won’t last.
    When someone challenges their dominance, like China, they hit them with a virus -China has been under viral attack for nearly 20 years (Sars, Wuhan, swine and avian flu). Now China has to regroup and may even face a gov’t collapse.
    Staying on top by assassination, bio-warfare and blackmail (Epstein manoevre) will not work. This Khazarian criminal mafia will be brought down.
    It will take time.
    Choose the right side.
    Pray accordingly.

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  93. Robjil says:
    @Sean

    Zion ruled Ukraine should not have nukes.

    It is run on Amalek policies. attacking civilians.

    May 2 2014 – Odessa massacre is clear example of how Zion Ukraine controls its people.

    The endless shelling of civilians in Donbass continues on.

    Have you heard what US ukraine spouts at the UN? It is an insane entity. It should never have nukes ever.

    • Agree: Alfred
  94. Tom Welsh says:

    “An Iraqi Army investigative team has gathered convincing evidence that it was an attack staged by Islamic State”.

    In other words, an attack staged by Washington through its well-known glove puppet “ISIS”.

    It all looks so familiar. First they instruct their tame terrorists to launch the rocket attack. Then, knowing very well who was responsible, they cynically blame Iran and murder General Soleimani and his compatriots.

    The style is always the same, and characterizes Washington and Tel Aviv equally.

  95. Robjil says:
    @geokat62

    In the 1980s, all we heard from M.Krim as being one of main spokes-persons for AIDS research.

    For some odd reason, no one talked about her trying to start a nuclear war in 1967 with Egypt by seducing Pres. Johnson.

    It is odd that M. Krim “cared” so much for AIDS research yet she did not care if the world ended in nuclear war in 1967. It was all for Israel after all.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/17/578622732/pioneering-hiv-researcher-mathilde-krim-remembered-for-her-activism

    She was studying viruses and cancer when the AIDS epidemic emerged in the early 1980s and was among the first scientists to raise funds for research to develop AIDS treatment, working with celebrities like actress Elizabeth Taylor and others. Krim was the founding chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (now called the Foundation for AIDS Research) and went on to raise millions of dollars to finance basic research, clinical trials of drugs and other treatments and AIDS awareness programs.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  96. Robjil says:
    @Sean

    US/Israel declared war on seven nations in 2001 after their twosome false flag.

    Wesley Clark mentioned the seven. Iran is the last one not yet attacked.

    Iran has a right to protect itself from the Zion 500 BC fanatical regime of US/Israel.

    The whole real free world supports Iran right to defend itself from deluded US/Israel 500 BC fanatics.

    I say 500 BC Zion because that is where this crazy regime in Washington/Tel Aviv gets their inspiration.

    The seven nations destroy theme comes from the Tanakh – Deuteronomy 7.1-2.

    Israel of the Tanakh was created by destroying Seven Nations.

    The crazies in the US/Israel regime of today “think” they have to do the same today.

    It is sick. The world would rather have any Amazon tribe ruling the world than this Zion tribe.

    The Zion tribe never grows up, it wants to redo the Tanakh over and over again.

    The Tanakh is most barbaric book ever conceived by mankind, it not a good book to redo in real life on our planet in the 21st century.

  97. Mr Giraldi,
    You’ve omitted to add a few points to your excellent article:
    1. General Soleimani was hated by Trump and Pimpeo bc he had destroyed the US, Israel and Saudi’s client, ISIS, with the help of militia groups in Iraq and Syria embarrassing the lone superpower! And the general had started to destroying the other terrorist groups supported by the trio-state sponsored terrorism.
    2. Trump had learned from Mohammed-the butcher of-Saudi (MbS) to kill his enemy in a third country bc their enemy is inaccessible like a shadow! That is at the height of one’s cowardice!
    3. Last but not the least, the Iranian missiles that showered the military base had caused brain injuries for more than 90 US and Iraqi personnel! It’s interesting that all mouths are zipped up in this regard!

    • Replies: @Nonny Mouse
  98. Wally says:
    @Sean

    said:
    “Obama released many billions to Iran as a bribe to get the nuke deal”

    – “Released” as in returned to Iran money that was previously seized by the US.

  99. Sean says:
    @Assad al-islam

    What was Major General Soleimani trying to achieve by this attack if not starting a war? The man was out of control. In the US the politicians are in control. For example when the officers in Iraq were told to whack Soleimani they asked to see a written order. But he had to go, he was getting to enjoy it too much and the resources and fame he got went to his head.

  100. Wally says:
    @Zenreal

    Yawn. More strawman arguments.

    – You’re ignoring the fact that masses of Iranians do not like their government.

    – Yes, Israel controls US politicians on many issues. So what? You’re still ignoring the fact that masses of Iranians do not like their government.

    – You ignore the fact that many of my comments here are very critical of the US government. Please actually know what you are talking about before you talk.

    – You’re ignoring the fact that masses of Iranians want out of Iran and INTO the US.

    – Indeed, I do prefer the US to Iran … any day. So do countless Iranians. And I bet you do too.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @Meena
    , @Alfred
  101. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Agree, the zionist privately owned FED is unconstitutional and give the zionists total control over America, it is more than a monkey on our backs, it is a satanic demon.

  102. @Sean

    Soleimani was killed because he was defeating ISIS aka AL CIADA which is a creation of Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain and ZNATO and ZTurkey and ZSaudi Arabia.

    Soleimani was worth more than all the zionists who created the terrorists who are responsible for millions of civilian deaths in the mideast, all these terrorists are under the control of zionists and have destroyed the middle east for the greater Israel agenda.

  103. @Desert Fox

    The obstacle to attacking Iran? Russia and China.
    Hhmm…that alliance isn’t looking to strong right about now. China has voluntarily shut down its while economy: at least 80% is shut down due to 400+million being in a home quarantine. They wouldn’t do that if they were not [email protected] bricks. No rational person pulls the shutdown lever on a massive economy without a [email protected] good reason.

    During this whole MSM liestorm, Pomparse and others have gone on record stating how dangerous China is, 5G trade war issue is popping up and bodies are dropping. The Canadian lab Doctor who worked at Winnipeg level 4 dropped dead in Nairobi. That stinks of Mossad.

    In fact, the last 6 weeks of mayhem all points to Mossad and massive manipulation.

    But hey, Ron Unz sees no evidence of wuhan virus being ‘bio-warfare’. I’m just amazed at that kind of statement.

    The tone for the next 5 years, if not the whole 20’s, was set when Pomparse -the bootlicking zionist slave- had Soleimani murdered by drone. That is just pathetic. We have an upcoming election with the Dem’s putting forward a Jewish Communist, a Jewish Billioniare, 2 trannies (Klobuchar and Gabbard), a blatant homosexual deepstate asset (Ballgag) and an insane panderer to all things lgbtqpedo (Fauxcahontas).
    The incumbent, Trump, has betrayed everything he ran on to give rich, religious Jews everything they have ever asked for and more. I don’t doubt he will cave in Term 2 and give them war in Iran. Who will stop it? Russia can’t hold this back without China. China is out of the picture for 2-5 years now.
    We are facing a tsunami of Sh#t for the next decade. All norms have been destroyed. No limits on behavior exist at this point.

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  104. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    In my opinion China was attacked by the zionists with the coronavirus to rein in China’s economy and indirectly attack Iran by reducing the oil imports from Iran by China and to limit China’s influence in the developing world where they were helping build infastructure, whereas the ZUS is busy destroying infastructure throughout the mideast by invasion and bombing the hell out of countries.

    China and Russia have a common interest in not being destroyed by zionism ie the ZUS which is the point of the zionist spear in the destruction of countries for the zionists, and in my opinion , when push comes to shove, Russia and China will stand together, they have no choice.

    In regards to the election for POTUS it is one zionist puppet against another zionist puppet, a Hobsons choice, and like the old saying goes, if voting made a difference they wouldn’t let us do it.

    made a difference they wouldn’t let us do it.

  105. @Wally

    Haha. Gamblin’ Little HoloMan, Wally, said:
    “– Indeed, I do prefer the US to Iran … any day. So do countless Iranians. And I bet you do too.”

    🤣!

    Wally is a loyal & a useful idiot for Trumpstein’s, haha, stilted “base,” and it’s ‘gonna take the missing part, getting NATO as an “Ally,” including Erdogan’s Turkey, to give Trumpstein & his Jewish Neocons the green light to partake in a World War.

    Of course 🇮🇱 perpetual deception shall be always helpful, but more ZUS Executive Branch generated “lies about Iran” will be just icing on the Devil’s manna.

    A wager? I bet that endarkened Wally will read the enlightening article (linked way down below), and with head & upper torso up Trumpstein’s over size ass, he will persist to write more mindless stuff, for example, haha (Zigh), “Yes, Israel controls US politicians on many issues. So what?”

    https://original.antiwar.com/danny_sjursen/2020/02/13/america-and-israel-against-the-world/

    • Agree: Desert Fox, bluedog
    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Commentator Mike
  106. anonymous[397] • Disclaimer says:
    @04398436986

    It is always difficult to tell who is who in these discussions. The invasion into Iraq was an Israeli_USA project, most Americans could not find Iraq on a map. It would be very helpful to know which side you were on in order to understand your comments, they just seem far outplace .. but maybe there is an explanation?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  107. sally says:
    @Moi

    Ain’t it sweet, these Oligarchs are using the nation state they control to make their daily bread.. ?
    they need has made each of us bakers ..

  108. TRM says:

    Killing Soleimani was Trump’s cost of re-election. He can’t start a war with Iran so to placate his Zionist backers he ordered the murder (that is what it is). He will be re-elected in 2020 and then they may cash in and sink the market or escalate against Iran.

    The only thing Iran can do to protect itself is to tell Israel that all chemical, nuclear and petroleum complexes will be hit with conventional missile swarms if they are attacked. They know who controls Trump and most of the US congress. Put them in the cross hairs and they may not attack directly. That will stop a direct assault.

    The sanctions will get worse.

  109. @Monty Ahwazi

    Monty, be careful of the brain injuries talk. A strange injury, would be a special case among injuries and deaths, but uniformly happened to everyone? No other injuries?

    New lying stunt. We have the invention of a new propaganda term, weapons of mass destruction, then they come up with the new idea of universal brain injuries but no other injuries or deaths.

    Wake up! Or did you?

  110. Art says:
    @renfro

    MCCOLLUM STATEMENT: HATE SPEECH MAKES AIPAC A HATE GROUP

    renfro — Great news — Thanks — Art

    p.s. Don’t sell America short – Peak Jew is not far off.

  111. Wally says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Even more strawman arguments as usual from Comrade Chucky Sanders.

    I read his linked article, laughably irrelevant to the mass protests by Iranians against their oppressive government that I’m talking about here.

    – Comrade Chucky Sanders prefers to ignore the fact that masses of Iranians do not like their government, as I demonstrated. And notice that he cannot show that those mass protests did not / do not occur.

    – Yes, Israel controls US politicians on many issues. But again, so what?
    Comrade Sanders ignores the fact that masses of Iranians do not like their government which is what I’m talking about here, which of course goes over his little Bernie head.

    – The Chucky Sanders, wannabe poet, ignores the fact that many of my comments here are very critical of the US government. He really should at least try to know what he’s talking before he talks. But then he is a Comrade.

    – Comrade Chucky Sanders ignores the fact that masses of Iranians want out of Iran and INTO the US. But then masses of Russians wanted out of Communist USSR, which he ignores everywhere, every time.

    – Indeed, I do prefer the US to Iran … any day. So do countless Iranians. And I bet he does too. After all, Comrade Chucky Sanders is still here sucking up tax payers money.

    • Troll: bluedog
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  112. Meena says:
    @Wally

    You’re ignoring the fact that masses of Iranians want out of Iran and INTO the US“

    You are right . That’s what you would do . You would run to the house that is still standing because it is out of the path of a brush fire . But before you enter , make sure you don’t mention that all the houses got gutted because of the flames thrown from this house you are trying to escape to.
    Your new abode – Trump Tower .

    • Replies: @Wally
  113. @Wally

    Hey Fuzzy! 🤣

    A question.

    Do you and Rabbi Trump have her’s & her’s heel spurs?

    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
    , @Wally
  114. GuestAug says:
    @04398436986

    Perpetrators of a false flag attack don’t take credit. That would defeat the purpose of the attack.

  115. It should be noted that even during war, there is always the laws of warfare where you dont harm the messengers. You also dont assassinate the leaders in the middle of a war because there would be no one to stop the war then.

    calling for a truce and then killing the messengers is just not done by anyone. for the mongols whos demands are usually surrender or die, killing the emissary means death for the entire town. It is very very rare to ask for a truce and then kill the emissary.. But the US has done it many times just like the british. Remember the road of death where the US asked the Iraqi army to withdraw from kuwait and then killed them all. The details do not matter.. since you can make up a variety of reasons but learning of that made me realise any negotiations with such like the US is pointless.. The entire world needs to learn the lessons of history. That the same could happen to you.. But maybe the US needs to remind everyone just what uneducated uncivilised barbarians americans truely are.

    I wont feel sorry for the world.. They truely deserve what is coming even though the vast majority of people are just helpless bystanders.. Well they can cry themselves to sleep about their helplessness..

  116. Castellio says:
    @Greg Bacon

    Why only go back to Clinton? At the very least, why ignore Mathilde Krim, LBJ’s Mossad handler?

  117. EWM says:

    Enjoying you’re enslavement?
    “Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.” Herbert Marcuse

  118. chris says:
    @04398436986

    “Garibaldi is a hack.” no, it’s you, zero who are a complete cipher.

  119. @Sean

    What was Major General Soleimani trying to achieve by this attack if not starting a war? The man was out of control. In the US the politicians are in control. For example when the officers in Iraq were told to whack Soleimani they asked to see a written order. But he had to go, he was getting to enjoy it too much and the resources and fame he got went to his head.

    Three people who are supposed to be dead are not.

    Major General Soleimani : Recruitment is down. Due to supposedly Martyr Major General Soleimani, not only the recruitment is at the highest, but the morale is at the highest too. Afrer his supposedly death, he has become more famous now. Technologically, Iran is a backward country. Wonder, how they achieved a breakthrough with such precise missiles?

    Jamal Khashoggi : He didn’t have to go to the Saudi Consulate to divorce his wife. According to Islam, his bride to be cannot ask him to divorce his wife. Anwar Sadat’s wife was doing Sunni Taqiyyah that one needs permission from prior wives to marry up to four wives. There is no such thing in Islam, in both Sunni and Shia. As a Wahhabi, if he wanted to divorce his wife, he could send his wife a SMS or Whatapps, writing three times, “divorce, divorce, divorce” and she is divorced. Period. It was time for Jared Kushner to deliver MBS in the laps of Netanyahoo, but now MBS is tainted?

    Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr : The highest Shia authority in KSA. He was arrested and supposedly executed. Not only Arab spring is over, that both Caliphate and Democracy are not models for the ruling class. Caliphate is thrown under the bus after the godsend ISIS Caliph Baghdadi. And, regarding Democracy, the whole world is watching in disgust, what is happening to Democracy in the USA?

    Son, no troops ask for written orders, if they don’t follow orders it is called, “mutiny”. What the order was personally signed by the Commander In Chief, Trump and leaked ahead of time, so everyone in purvey including Major General Soleimani. Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini predicted long time ago, that 70 years is a page in history. Israel is now completing 70 years, and Iran is now openly threatening Israel. I was wrong, that Netanyahoo was pumped up with air, that only a slight prick will do. Now, I believe that the balloon will burst itself, no need for the prick as the pumping still continues.

    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
  120. @ChuckOrloski

    Do you and Rabbi Trump have her’s & her’s heel spurs?

    Salam brother,

    Don’t waste your time on him as he used to command a lot of respect from UNZ members. I used to like him a lot, but lately I am not sure about him. My brother, he is NOT a good disciple of Jesus (as), as he mocks meek, downtrodden, hungry people. No, a true disciple of Prince of Peace (Jesus, as) will NOT do such thing. Long time ago, I read an excellent book called, “The Poisonwood Bible (1998)”, by Barbara Kingsolver. Noting to do with religion. The two largest tribes of Hutu and Tutu were arbitrarily divided by the shape of their noses. In 1959, the IMF forced the ruling powers to borrow one billion dollars to put a landline from one part of the country to another part, while the people were starving. Imagine the worth of money in 1959, the country is still paying the interest on loan. Let alone pay the principal, the country couldn’t pay only the interest on such a huge loan. The interest keeps on accumulating on the principal. A loan which will never be paid until Kingdom Come!

    In 40’s, 50’s, 60’s the GCC nationals used to go to India (then India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) to earn money for food for their families back home, while leaving their families behind. Now, just only Indians are 40% to 80% GCC’s (six countries) total population, earning money for food for their loved ones back home. I had an Indian friend who was a University Graduate, who didn’t understand the bell shape curve. He used to brag about the beauty of Indian women, who supposedly most of the times are the winners of all those beauty consents. Well, he didn’t understand the 1% to 2% outliers on each side of the curve. With one billion or more population, 2% outliers are 20 millions on each side in everything. No wonder the three or four IT companies CEO are Indians.

    My wife is a WASP from Arkansas, our daughter is very beautiful being half breed. I will never won’t her to participate in any beauty consent. Reminds me a Styx song, “Miss America”.

    Every country and people have some uniqueness about them. Take Egyptians for example, they are very humble people. They used to be rich and now are very poor due to their corrupt leaders, on whom they don’t have any influence. No matter, how many deaths after deaths, they are still being mowed down like grass. Even how poor today, when they invite you for a meal in their homes, the table will be set from one end to another.

    • LOL: Wally
  121. geokat62 says:

    Favourite quote from, The Koch-Soros Quincy Project: A Train Wreck of Neocon and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionists:

    As libertarian intellectual Tom Woods once famously quipped, “No matter whom you vote for, you always wind up getting John McCain.” That is exactly the world Koch and Soros want. It’s a world of Davos with fangs, not Mainstreet, USA.

    http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2020/february/15/the-koch-soros-quincy-project-a-train-wreck-of-neocon-and-humanitarian-interventionists/

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
  122. @Assad al-islam

    Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr : The highest Shia authority in KSA. He was arrested and supposedly executed.

    After the Arab Spring, the rights of Shia were quietly restored to them in both KSA and Bahrain. Quiet in all front!

    And, finally the Egyptians are being taken care of!

    There is now food in those starving tummies!

    The distribution is more equal and corruption is being taken care!

  123. Meena says:

    “At a January 3 State Department briefing, where reporters finally got the chance to demand evidence for the claim of an “imminent” threat, one US official erupted in anger.
    “Jesus, do we have to explain why we do these things?” he barked at the press.

    According to Abdul-Mahdi, he had planned to meet Soleimani on the morning the general was killed to discuss a diplomatic rapproachment that Iraq was brokering between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
    Abdul-Mahdi said that Trump personally thanked him for the efforts, even as he was planning the hit on Soleimani – thus creating the impression that the Iranian general was safe to travel to Baghdad.

    Indeed, he was killed while on an actual peace mission that could have created political distance between the Gulf monarchy and members of the US-led anti-Iran axis like Israel.

    Trump, for his part, tweeted a litany of gangster-like threats, promising to destroy Iranian cultural sites if it retaliated and pledging to sanction Iraq “like they’ve never been before” if it ousted US troops.”

    https://thegrayzone.com/2020/01/06/soleimani-peace-mission-assassinated-trump-lie-imminent-attacks/

    Saudi was again asked to follow the Israeli constitution of morality .

    911 is that sword that is kept hanging on Saudi .

  124. @Assad al-islam

    Mature and aware, Assad al-Islam said; “he (Wally) used to command a lot of respect from UNZ members. I used to like him a lot, but of respect from UNZ members, I used to like him a lot, but lately I am not sure about him. My brother, he is NOT a good disciple of Jesus (as), as he mocks meek, downtrodden, hungry people.”

    Above, agreed. 🌟! A comfy & Trumpity mocker is Wally.

    Fyi. a good Scranton-based friend, bright & in possessiom of. things important for Unzers to know, refused to even contribute anonymously because he privately opined that “Wally comments brilliantly & conI have no need to make comment at The Unz Review.” 😞

    Fyi, Assad. January 1981, I visited Egypt, Jordan, and occupied West Bank cities.

    Consequently, first hand, I learned how the mowed & poor, “when they invite you for a meal in their homes, the table will be set from one end to another.”

    Peace be with you, Brother.

    Post scriptum: Freshman Devils don’t like being mocked here at U.R., and haha, empty Wally reacts, & he calls me a “COMMIE.”🤣

    • Thanks: Assad al-islam
    • LOL: Wally
  125. @geokat62

    Favourite quote from, The Koch-Soros Quincy Project: A Train Wreck of Neocon and ‘Humanitarian’ Interventionists:

    Salam Geo,

    Thus democracy is a sham and farce! So are the wars, were generals fight in the morning and party together at night. The worst thing is to do is rally around the flag!

    God bless Trump as he a much higher animal and was seen mocking the anthem and flag during the Pro Football. The Commander in Chief was mocking and was not rallying around the flag!

    lol, a true Canadian like you, part of the British Empire will write “favorite” with a “u” in it. Haha, brother just kidding!

  126. Wally says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Yawn.

    IOW, you have no rational response to the fact that Iranians hate their oppressive government.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  127. Wally says:
    @Meena

    The only “brush fire” is the one that the Iranian government has started against the Iranian people.
    Why do you deny what the Iranian people want?

  128. Herald says:
    @WJ

    Trump will go to war when his handlers feel the time is right and not before.

    • Agree: Desert Fox, Colin Wright
  129. geokat62 says:

    Thank-you, Senator Cruz. Your shekels are in the mail!

    • Agree: Desert Fox
    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  130. @Wally

    ‘The only “brush fire” is the one that the Iranian government has started against the Iranian people.
    Why do you deny what the Iranian people want? ‘

    It’s morbidly amusing to follow New Zionist Tool Wally.

    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
  131. IOW, you have no rational response to the fact that Iranians hate their oppressive government.

    Have you been outside USA. Many Americans don’t even have passports, and know what passport is. In most nations a passport is must for proof of citizenship.

    No, the Iranian government is not oppressive and is loved by majority of the citizens. Have you seen the size of the demonstrators in a country with 80 millions people. The size is much smaller than those in California where the students were sprayed with red pepper.

    So, get your head out of where the sun never shines!

    Iranian government is neither capitalistic nor communistic. It is a government which takes care of the necessary needs of majority of the people. Food, clothes, homes and an excellent health care system. The rich Arabs from GCC go to Iran for medial purposes, due to being the best and the cheapest.

    The Iranian government follow the model taught to us by Prince of Peace (Jesus, as) that with equal distribution, one can feed the whole village with four fish. The whole USA system is of labels, and tugs of rope fighting each other, rather than cooperation on a circular level. What is a circular level? Learn religion properly.

    People don’t go to bed worrying if they get sick and hospitalized, they will loose their homes and all their belongings overnight. From riches to rags, living on streets as homeless. USA should be ashamed with all those resources given by God to them, there are still lots of homeless people in USA on an increasing number. People like you have no shame!

  132. @Colin Wright

    IOW, you have no rational response to the fact that Iranians hate their oppressive government.

    Salam Colin,

    No government, institute, individual is perfect. Only God is perfect, as we are all created imperfect. So, Iranian people and their government are far from perfect. But lot of good moral people whether religious and/or atheist support Iran because they see this tiny ancient nation openly standing up to The Evil and paying a heavy price for it. These good people love their own country and are not disloyal to their own country, far from it but these are principled people.

    Wally thinks that only the news is fake if it relates to Trump or USA, such as “Russian Gate”. He thinks that Yemen war is NOT fake. I am from GCC and my country borders with Yemen. Any land war for such a long time, must have changes in borders (gains and losses). Or the two countries in GCC, like KSA and Qatar are at odds with each other. Fake news!

    People like Wally who cannot see the goodness in Iran are part and parcel of the Snake. They are wolves in sheep clothing!

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  133. Druid55 says:
    @Ace

    This melpol is a hasbara troll.

    • Agree: DaveE
  134. @Assad al-islam

    Salam, Assad.

    Fyi, Wally is a nobody whose minus a brain to even become a helpful Trumpstein pet wolf.

    Soon, the tribe will offer the dumb goyim a wolfish presidential choice, either Trump or Bloomberg.💀

    Fyi, a couple days ago, The NYT’s, Thomas L. Friedman, opined that the billionaire Jew fossil, Michael Bloomberg, is America’s best bet, because “he has the right stuff, a moderate progressive with a heart of gold but the toughness of a rattlesnake.”

    Haha. Maybe the nice rattler, Bloomberg, will soon visit my bitten hometown Scranton? 🙈 And the screwed-over “general population” will take to him better 🙌than they ever took to homeboy, Biden, who visited Scranton only when in need of votes & of course campaign donations from The Electric City’s “notables.”

    Haha. Shortly, HoloWally shall rally for Trump & call Bloomberg just another hebe “Commie.” 🤣

    Peace be with you, Assad! Especially because “peace” simply ain’t in the tribe’s business Protocols’ plan for occupied & deliberately divided Amerika and the “dead ender” world.

  135. DaveE says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    I can’t “Agree” because I clear my cache every couple sessions…….. but I AGREE wholeheartedly. GREAT comment(s).

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
    , @anon
  136. @Desert Fox

    So a US submarine tried to sink the USS Liberty with a torpedo and could not do it? They only had one torpedo? How silly can you get?

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @DaveE
    , @Desert Fox
  137. @Assad al-islam

    It’s not Purim yet. You are jumping the gun.

  138. DaveE says:
    @ploni almoni

    No SFB. The ISRAELITES tried to sink the Liberty. It didn’t sink, but traveled far enough to run aground in shallow water.

  139. @ploni almoni

    Read the books , Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen and Remember the Liberty by Phillip Nelson, the Amberjack was in on the attack but a Russian destroyer came on the scene and stopped further attacks, the Amberjack attack was supposed to sink the Liberty if the Israelis failed, so one torpedo was fired and the Amberjack left the area, but the Liberty did not sink.

    The Russian destroyer offered to help the Liberty, but the captain refused, and yet the Russian destroyer stayed on the scene for 13 hours until help arrived, it is all in these books.

  140. @DaveE

    Hey DaveE!

    Misfired with a “THANKS” to ploni alimony when I really meant THANKS to you.😏

    We shall sink some more under tribe occupation, but here at U.R., there ain’t nobody around that’s ‘gonna make me blink & stink🇮🇱.

    Long live the Resistance, DaveE. Thank you.

  141. @Sean

    ‘What was Major General Soleimani trying to achieve by this attack if not starting a war? ‘

    He was warning off Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States?

    It seems to have worked. The Drang nach Teheran seems to be just Israel and her big dumb tool these days.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
  142. Alfred says:
    @Robjil

    working with celebrities like actress Elizabeth Taylor and others.

    At the time, the way for older expired actresses to get ahead in Hollywood and in the media was to go on a BS AIDS “charity”

    Now, the older expired actresses are supporting Harvey Weinstein. Some have belatedly changed their minds – e.g. Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow etc. You can be sure that he fucked the lot of them.

    12 famous actors who have publicly praised and thanked Harvey Weinstein, and what they are saying now

    Bill Gates had a heavily-financed Indian AIDS “Charity”. I have never seen anything that has solid data as to what they have achieved, if anything. Lots of articles about the hundreds of thousands that he “saved” though. Utter crap!

    You can see similar things going on with the Climate Hoax. The climate has always changed and it has absolutely nothing to do with the miniscule amount of CO2 in the air.

    200 Actors, Scientists Band Together To Demand Climate Change Action (Huffington Post)

  143. Alfred says:
    @Wally

    masses of Iranians do not like their government.

    How about in the USA? France? UK? Italy? Greece? Spain? Netherlands? Sweden? Japan? Ireland? Scotland? Israel?

    The reality is that any canvassing of opinions in Iran would confirm that the popularity of Ali Khamenei is on par with Vladimir Putin. Much to the disgust of Zionists and billionaires everywhere. 🙂

    • Agree: L.K
    • Replies: @L.K
  144. Alfred says:
    @anonymous

    @04398436986 is a troll.

    Nothing useful to contribute. Constantly attempting to change the subject under discussion. Don’t waste your time on him/her is my advice.

  145. @Sunshine State

    I find your “two radios” system amusing 🙂 I like the silliness of it. Instead of just changing the station….

    I have a similar system I’ll share. Where I live I can tune in two npr channels. One is useless but the other has a lot of great local classical music programming weekdays 9am-3pm and evenings too.

    BUT at the top of the hour the insufferable NPR news feed comes on. So at __:59 I press “play” on a cd I have which is three short songs and by the time it is over so is the npr news segment and I switch the radio back on and I am hearing Wagner or Mahler or Tchaikovsky once again. You have to seek out things that don’t make you stupider and it is tough to find in the media or pop culture

    • Replies: @Alfred
  146. @ChuckOrloski

    Fyi, a couple days ago, The NYT’s, Thomas L. Friedman, opined that the billionaire Jew fossil, Michael Bloomberg, is America’s best bet, because “he has the right stuff, a moderate progressive with a heart of gold but the toughness of a rattlesnake.”

    Peace brother,

    Rattlesnake for sure. Comparing to him, Trump is an Angel.

    In July 2014, Israel launched a series airstrikes on Gaza, kicking off a 51-day war that left thousands dead. According to the United Nations, at least 2,104 Palestinian were killed, including 1,462 civilians. 495 were children and 253 were women. Over 17,000 homes were destroyed or severely damaged as a result of the attacks.

    At the end of that month, the US Federal Aviation Administration briefly banned flights to Israel over security concerns. Former New York City Mayor, and presidential hopeful, Michael Bloomberg flew to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel-Aviv to protest the ban and show support for the Israeli government.

    https://mondoweiss.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/bloomberg1.jpg” >

  147. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @DaveE

    Bloomberg, a longtime supporter of Israel and defender of its worst atrocities, may be worse than Trump. Will he partner with Russophobe warhawk Klobuchar?

    “Bloomberg defied a flight ban to show support for Israel, defended the country shelling a school and killing sleeping children”
    https://mondoweiss.net/2020/02/bloomberg-defied-a-flight-ban-to-show-support-for-israel-defended-the-country-shelling-a-school-and-killing-sleeping-children/

  148. geokat62 says:

    This is in response to comment #149 by Assad al-islam.

    I wanted to press the Agree button to your comment, but it wasn’t available.

    • Thanks: Assad al-islam
  149. @ChuckOrloski

    Haha. Shortly, HoloWally shall rally for Trump & call Bloomberg just another hebe “Commie.”

    Salam brother,

    Rejoice! Trump is a higher animal than most of us. So far, he ain’t given anything to Netanyahu, not even bones. The Embassy move, the Golan Heights, and so forth are not valid, as they are only empty suits for the King of Israel, and he knows it too. He wants to be lifetime PM of Israel, and once told Obama that the President will be replaced soon, but he will always remain as PM. Due to this, he is very easy to manipulate. Even the “Deal of the Century” is a farce too, as Israel has already started to cry with crocodile tears. Take a look at it very, very carefully, as per the deal Israel soldiers will be sandwiched between Gaza and Egypt in a tiny strip after moving the Gaza border away from Egypt. The so called “Palestine” State will not have borders with any country. It is basically, “One State Solution”.

    The “One State Solution” is the dream of Yassar Arafat. Yassar never wanted the so called, “Two State” and was forced to agree with Oslo accord. In one state, the Jews will be not only be outnumbered by the Palestinians, but the Arab Countries surrounding them. They will become a very, very tiny minority. Also, there are Jews who believe it is no time for Israel yet. For this reason, Mahmoud Abbas is cool like a cucumber.

    Rejoice brother. God bless all His children and have Mercy on them!

  150. Alfred says:
    @E. Waldo Ralpherson

    A while back, I thought that it would makes sense for someone to develop a gadget that turns the volume off during TV commercials – or plays some music. A signal would come over the internet to indicate that a commercial had started on that particular channel. At the end of the commercial, another signal would turn the volume back on.

    I am rather surprised that no one has offered such a service. It is not a complicated concept. But it would certainly upset Proctor & Gamble and all the rest of them.

    Leading TV advertisers in the United States from January 21 to 27, 2020, by weekly advertising spending

  151. L.K says:
    @Alfred

    Alfred,

    Wally is a pathetic Troll, devoid of a shred of intellectual honesty.

    He supports regime change against Iran now because his hero Trump is behind it.
    If a Dem president had done what Trumpstein is doing he’d be all over with criticism.

    A while ago, the Venezuelan government was under severe regime change pressure from the Trump regime, Wally was also all in favor of it. A complete POS.

    Perhaps Ron Unz should consider marking obvious Trolls, such as wally, Sean, lot, a123, wizard of oz and their ilk, with big golden Troll letters every time they show up.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Alfred
  152. Wally says:
    @L.K

    – Now now, just because you cannot refute what I post is no reason to get your little panties in a twist and then ask Ron to come to your rescue.
    – Your bid for censoring views which you do not like is noted and quite revealing.
    Only lies require censorship.

    1. Yep, I absolutely do support regime change in Iran … by the Iranian people. Who, as I have demonstrated previously, despise their oppressive government.
    2. Venezuela is a corrupt & violent Communist junta. Yep, they should also be overthrown … by the Venezuelan people. Cheers.
    Recommended:
    Venezuela communism a disaster: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/venezuela-was-my-home-and-socialism-destroyed-it-slowly-it-will-destroy-america-too
    UN Says ‘Grave Violations’ of Rights Committed in Venezuela: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-04/un-says-grave-violations-of-rights-committed-in-venezuela
    Univision News Team Released After Being Detained In Venezuela: https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/25/univision-venezuela-detained-maduro/
    “They were reportedly there to interview Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but he reportedly did not like their questions.”
    Hispanic Celebrities Trash Maduro at Richard Branson Concert: ‘Enough of Left-Wing Dictatorships’: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/02/22/hispanic-celebrities-trash-maduro-concert-venezuela/

  153. @Wally

    What’s this about Maduro being a dictator? He was fairly elected, more fairly than any POTUS, and his term is not expired. Such typical brain-washed American anti-socialist fanaticism! Why do Cubans have longer life expectancies than USA-ians? And why do you spout out all this typical US propaganda when it’s been shown again and again and again that it’s all lies? You lunatic!

  154. Alfred says:
    @L.K

    I think the real trolls expose themselves by carrying out ad hominem attacks and by trying to change the subject matter. I am all for people have different opinions.

    I think people who think that they have some sort of divine right to determine what other countries should do and how they should live are idiots. Try to sort out your own country first.

  155. Alfred says:
    @Wally

    1- I absolutely do support regime change in Iran … by the Iranian people. Who, as I have demonstrated previously, despise their oppressive government.

    Iran’s government is a heck of a lot more representative of the wishes of their people than that of the USA. Repeating lies about that suggests that you are a troll.

    2- Venezuela is a corrupt & violent Communist junta. Yep, they should also be overthrown … by the Venezuelan people

    Their president was chosen in fair elections. US attempts to place some idiot in that position have failed.

    The Israelis have ignored the decisions of the UN for decades – with the support of the USA.

    Plenty of innocent people are in the jails of the USA. Many are subject to torture.

    Bringing up the Richard Branson concert in a neighboring country that is controlled by the USA is a total joke. The Americans threatened Branson by withdrawing landing rights for his airline and he buckled to the pressure.

    • Agree: geokat62, bluedog
    • Replies: @Wally
  156. Kolo says: • Website
    @Wally

    You do froth a lot of bile wally
    And your name is apt
    POS

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  157. @Kolo

    Hey Kolo!

    Advisory:

    Steady application of boric acid rebuttals upon HoloWally’s Mar a Lago cockroach comments might get rid of him. Haha. No guarantee though.

    Thanks, good luck.

    • LOL: Wally
  158. @melpol

    After the attack on the Ain Al Assad Airbase and with the knowledge that Iran has many thousand of such missiles, made it clear that in the event of an attack on Iran all the US bases in the ME, all the oil fields and refineries of the US allies, all the US warships in the area and Tel Aviv and Haifa and Dimona would be destroyed and that Iran has quite decent air defences, it looks increasingly impossible “to carpet bomb Iran”. It looks to this observer more like stalemate than anything else, at least for the time being.
    Oh yes! &BTW, this letter looks more and more like the real thing and less and less like a forgery. Cf. article in VT today. https://static.hypercomments.com/data/images2/9483823/1579175432328668

  159. Wally says:
    @Alfred

    said: “Iran’s government is a heck of a lot more representative of the wishes of their people than that of the USA. Repeating lies about that suggests that you are a troll.”

    – Not according to the Iranian people, whose first choice upon fleeing Iran is …. the US. Please review my posts.

    said:”Their president was chosen in fair elections. US attempts to place some idiot in that position have failed.”

    – Not according to Venezuelans who are desperately fleeing Venezuela to get away from Maduro and his henchmen. Their first choice upon fleeing Communist Venezuela is, again … the US. Please review my posts.

    – You mention a reference to a Branson concert that I posted (Branson is a leftist, hence those going to his concerts would probably be so as well) while ignoring the many others references I gave. Furthermore, you have no proof that those in the article who speak of the horrors of Communist Venezuela are lying. In fact they are corroborated by the Venezuelan people themselves. Please review my posts

    – I too dislike Israel, so what?

    – I would imagine that statistically speaking there must be ‘some’ innocent people in jail everywhere, but so what?

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @L.K
  160. @Poco

    A liar” is someone who sometimes tell lies. No liar consistently tells lies. So your ‘conclusion’ is a non sequitur.

  161. geokat62 says:
    @Wally

    – Not according to Venezuelans who are desperately fleeing Venezuela to get away from Maduro and his henchmen. Their first choice upon fleeing Communist Venezuela is, again … the US.

    Take a look at the warm greeting ZUS puppet Juan Guaido recently received upon his rock tour. Why, the people of Venezuela treated him as if he were a rock star, so eager were they to tear off his clothes!

    Venezuela: Scuffles erupt in Caracas airport as Guaido returns from tour in Europe and US

    – I too dislike Israel, so what?

    So what? While some people have difficulty connecting the dots, I’ll give it one more try. Here’s a previous comment of mine:

    Remember this map that I previously posted?

    Well, take a closer look this time, especially at South America. Do you notice those two countries that are depicted in green? That’s right, it’s Venezuela and Bolivia. What do these two countries have in common, you ask. They both once had diplomatic relations with the Apartheid State, but they both cut them off in 2009 over the Gaza War.

    Now we know why the legitimate Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro has been recently slated for regime change.

    Can’t you connect the dots, Wally? Who do you think is pushing for regime change in Venezuela? Your hero Donald Trumpstein? He can’t go to the washroom without first getting permission from Zionist kingpin Shelley Adelson… and you know it!

    Bottom line: let the good people of Iran and Venezuela sort things out themselves. They don’t need help from anyone, especially the swamp-infested ZUS.

    • Agree: Assad al-islam
    • Thanks: L.K, ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
    , @Wally
  162. @geokat62

    Can’t you connect the dots, Wally?

    Some people who have their heads being buried in sand, cannot connect the dots. It is like Ostrich buries it head in the sand, when it senses dangers.

    There are others who can connect the dots, but once they take a stand, they become stubborn. No matter how much they keep on loosing, just like a dumb gambler, who thinks he/she can beat the house!

    Peace brother Geo!

    • Thanks: geokat62
  163. @Wally

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/venezuela-was-my-home-and-socialism-destroyed-it-slowly-it-will-destroy-america-too

    Yes there is no doubt that some people did very well when the USA was running Venezuela and it is only to be expected that they take a very jaundiced view of anything (such as a socialist administration) which degrades their comfortable lifestyle. I remember my first wife had a boyfriend who proposed to her while he was on leave from Persia, where he worked for British Petroleum. “You can have as many maids as you want, you can have as many gardeners as you want, you can have a big house, a cook, whatever you like! Servants are so cheap! And I am paid so much! You can live like a queen! You really don’t need to worry about the cost of anything!” I dare say that pre-Maduro Venezuela was just the same for SOME people and they hate Maduro. So what? Probably the principle reason the Venezuelan economy is a mess is because Uncle has worked very hard to make sure it is. Getting an honest evaluation of any country from the people who have voted with their feet to live in the US, is always going to be “a bit difficult”. (For any number of reasons.)

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-04/un-says-grave-violations-of-rights-committed-in-venezuela

    Now here you have a two-fold filter between you and the truth; Bloomberg and the UN. As can be seen by the UN’s allegedly very partial treatment of the news from Xinjiang, reports of the UN’s statements on Civil rights, is not even a reliable source of what the UN has said. Then Bloomberg is a US Billionaire seeking election. Is he a reliable source of info? I beg to doubt it. Even if he is, how about his journalists?

    Univision Communications – Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univision_Communications
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univision_Communications
    Univision Communications Inc. (UCI, stylized as unıvısıon) is an American media company headquartered in Miami. Since its founding in the early 1960s as Spanish International Network (SIN), the nation’s first Spanish language television network, the company has catered to Hispanic and Latino Americans.Today it is a multimedia company with broadcast cable, digital and audio networks .

    Sound like they would be hostile to Maduro. What’s their beef? they were released.

    Hispanic Celebrities Trash Maduro at Richard Branson Concert: ‘Enough of Left-Wing Dictatorships’: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/02/22/hispanic-celebrities-trash-maduro-concert-venezuela/

    And?

  164. Wally says:
    @geokat62

    – That’s a ridiculously small group ‘attacking Guaido’. Looks like the Venezuelan version of Antifia.
    ‘Comrades… OK now, lights, camera, action’.
    – That’s all you have? Please review my posts.

    – Two countries in S. America with no relations with Israel, so what? A real yawner.
    There are many countries who have no relations with Israel. Your map debunks your attempted point.
    The very real, large & ongoing protests and criticism of Venezuelan Communists, as I have shown, are quite damning to your wishful thinking. You cannot wish them away.

    you said: “Bottom line: let the good people of Iran and Venezuela sort things out themselves.”

    Indeed, as I said previously:

    1- I absolutely do support regime change in Iran … by the Iranian people. Who, as I have demonstrated previously, despise their oppressive government.

    2- Venezuela is a corrupt & violent Communist junta. Yep, they should also be overthrown … by the Venezuelan people

    Please pay attention next time.

    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
  165. L.K says:
    @Wally

    Wallestein

    Now now, just because you cannot refute what I post blah, blah

    LOL, your posts and links are a total joke as anyone with an IQ above room-temperature & minimally well informed can see. Several posters have already taken care of your sad lies and disinformation and torn several new a-holes on you, but, like the persistent Troll that you are, you never concede a point and just keep repeating the same garbage over & over. As they say, Mr.Hannover, aka Wallestein, garbage in and garbage out, eh?
    Phil Giraldi said you are full of S last year. He was much too nice.
    Wallestein

    Your bid for censoring views which you do not like is noted and quite revealing.

    What bid for censorship, fruitcake? Lying as usual, eh?
    Trolls such as yourself lower the level of debate to virtually gutter level. For your efforts, I merely suggest Unz should make the most obvious Trolls known to readers by marking them with golden troll letters next to their handles. You guys deserve the recognition! 🙂

    Let’s take a brief look at some of your nonsense:
    You demonize the Venezuelan government as a Communist dictatorship and the Iranian gov. as very oppressive. Even if true none of this is the business of the ZUS, hardly a model for Democracy or anything. Your country is a complete ROGUE state.
    Venezuela is not a Communist country and I and others have explained the falsehood of such claims. Yet, this is your childish way to demonize others. It is no different than those who call people Nazis/Fascists.
    So that’s a lie, and a pretty dumb one.

    You attempt to suggest the Venezuelan government is dictatorial and illegitimate. More lies.
    Maduro, whatever his faults, had a larger share of the popular vote than your Zionist stooge hero, Trumpstein.
    BTW, if one were to apply the standards you use for Venezuela and Iran, NS Germany would certainly have to be considered a much more severe case of Communist dictatorship. But of course, in this case, you would never propose such an idea. And yes, Wallestein, there WERE Socialist concepts in NS Germany’s economic and social programs.

    Interestingly, in the Venezuelan Communist dictatorship, most Media and economic assets are still in the hands of parasitic and traitorous oligarchs. The oligarchs/US puppet Juan Guaido is still roaming freely, despite attempting an obvious coup, and not in jail, where he belongs.
    Lastly, nobody who has read a certain amount of your prejudiced posts believes that you care an iota for the people of Venezuela or Iran, peoples whom you see as INFERIOR.

    • Replies: @Wally
  166. @Wally

    Please pay attention next time.

    This will make you very happy and proud of President Trump. To me, he is much, much higher animal than most of us, and very few people understand him!

    Trump’s Deal of the Century

    Three weeks after publication of the deal of the century on Jan. 28, the world understands that it is all about empty concepts — Palestinian state, territorial exchange and Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. Many Israelis understand that Israel would have been better off if this deal had never seen the light of day. Even the economic aspects of the deal are revealed as a hopeless, if glittering, vision.

    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/02/israel-us-palestinians-donald-trump-mahmoud-abbas-un-speech.html

    Viva Palestine!

    • Replies: @Assad al-islam
  167. @Assad al-islam

    Viva Palestine!

    I cannot figure out what Trump has against his son-in-law, what axe he has to grind againt Jared Kushner!

    Maybe, Trump helped Jared to be sellout for Israel’s cause to pave the way for bankruptcy on The Tower of 666!

    The Arabs to pay Jared debts and save him from bankruptcy and help him retains his 666 status!

    Maybe, Jared being a Jew, is not aware of NT concepts of 666 along with Mammon!

  168. ‘I cannot figure out what Trump has against his son-in-law, what axe he has to grind againt Jared Kushner!’

    Evil Tintin has been a mighty warrior for Zion from way back.

  169. Wally says:
    @L.K

    – You don’t like the content of my links, your problem. You nor anyone else can show them to be incorrect. Instead you dodge & change the subject. Please review my posts.
    – ‘Hannover, Trumpstein, Giraldi”? Say what? Get a grip.

    – Venezuela’s is a Communist state, hence millions of Venezuelans are fleeing the brutal Maduro and his Antifa thugs. Ask those millions about it.
    Over half of young Venezuelans want to flee: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/young-venezuelans-want-to-flee-as-economy-collapses-poll-finds
    Venezuelans fleeing at ‘staggering’ rate, U.N. says. Exodus tops 4 million: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article231299223.html
    – No one has refuted my positions, hence you give no examples of any.
    – I “demonize” only the likes of the anti free speech, oppressive Maduro and the totalitarian Iranian government, as do their own people, massively, as i demonstrated & your ignored. Please review my posts.
    – National Socialist Germany was openly, well, national socialist, no problem, so what? Why do you change the subject?
    – Guaido “is still roaming freely”, not in jail, because he has not been charged with a crime. So?
    – I remind you that in all hardcore Communist states, the leaders routinely receive a much larger number of votes, as in: “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” – Joseph Stalin
    – US is such a “rogue” state (compared to?) that millions of people (especially Venezuelans & Iranians) from all over the world want to get in.

    • LOL: bluedog
  170. Wally,

    I don’t like the Iranian Islamic regime, but then as I’m not Iranian I don’t know if it should matter to their people.

    I did look at those links about protests in Iran you posted and my impression is that it was mostly Muj (MEK – they are now clearly CIA assets) propaganda and that they were exaggerating whatever was going on there. It certainly didn’t suggest any mass protests, although of course there are plenty of real government abuses to document there.

    • Replies: @Wally
  171. Wally says:
    @Commentator Mike

    – Yawn. You have no proof of the links being CIA. Only your “impression”, aka: wishful thinking.
    – Have some more of your ‘CIA conspiracies’:

    Iran tortures, kills protesters; 8,000 citizens arrested: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/iran-tortures-kills-protesters-8000-citizens-arres/
    Iranian women protest hijab laws: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/women-in-iran-are-pulling-off-their-headscarves–and-hoping-for-a-turning-point/2018/03/08/bb238a96-217c-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html
    Iran: protests and teargas as public anger grows:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/12/iran-riot-police-anti-government-backlash-ukraine
    Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42512946
    Obama Assails Iran Over Treatment of Protesters – CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-assails-iran-over-treatment-of-protesters/
    Iran’s Supreme Leader blames ‘enemies’ for protests, death toll hits 21: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/02/middleeast/iran-protests/index.html

  172. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Chuck,

    J. Gutierrez says “What’s up”. He’s reading PG’s threads but as he’s banned from them he can’t comment. I guess you’ll have to catch up with him on some other threads. Keep writing those poems in prose.

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