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In the United States we now live under a government that largely operates in secret, headed by an executive that ignores the constitutional separation of powers and backed by a legislature that is more interested in social engineering than in benefitting the American people. The US, together with its best friend and faux ally Israel, has become the ultimate rogue nation, asserting its right to attack anyone at any time who refuses to recognize Washington’s leadership. America is a country in decline, its influence having been eroded by a string of foreign policy and military disasters starting with Vietnam and more recently including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Ukraine. As a result, respect for the United States has plummeted most particularly over the past twenty years since the War on Terror was declared and the country has become a debtor nation as it prints money to sustain a pointless policy of global hegemony which no one else either desires or respects.

It has been argued in some circles that the hopelessly ignorant Donald Trump and the dementia plagued Joe Biden have done one positive thing, and that has been to keep us out of an actual shooting war with anyone able to retaliate in kind, which means in practice Russia and possibly China. Even if that were so, one might question a clumsy foreign policy devoid of any genuine national interest that is a train wreck waiting to happen. It has no off switch and has pushed America’s two principal rivals into becoming willy-nilly de facto enemies, something which neither Moscow nor Beijing wished to see develop.

Contrary to the claims that Trump and Biden are war-shy, both men have in fact committed war crimes by carrying out attacks on targets in both Syria and Iraq, to include the assassination of senior Iranian general Qasim Soleimani in January 2020. Though it was claimed at the time that the attacks were retaliatory, evidence supporting that view was either non-existent or deliberately fabricated.

Part of the problem for Washington is that the US had inextricably tied itself to worthless so-called allies in the Middle East, most notably Israel and Saudi Arabia. The real danger is not that Joe Biden or Kamala Harris will do something really stupid but rather that Riyadh or Jerusalem will get involved in something over their heads and demand, as “allies,” that they be bailed out by Uncle Sam. Biden will be unable to resist, particularly if it is the Israel Lobby that is doing the pushing.

Perhaps one of the more interesting news plus analysis articles along those lines that I have read in a while appeared last week in the Business Insider, written by one Mitchell Plitnick, who is described as president of ReThinking Foreign Policy. The article bears the headline “Russia and Israel may be on a collision course in Syria” and it argues that Russia’s commitment to Syria and Israel’s interest in actively deterring Iran and its proxies are irreconcilable, with the US ending up in an extremely difficult position which could easily lead to its involvement in what could become a new shooting war. The White House would have to tread very carefully as it would likely want to avoid sending the wrong signals either to Moscow or Jerusalem, but that realization may be beyond the thinking of the warhawks on the National Security Council.

To place the Plitnick article in its current context of rumors of wars, one might cite yet another piece in Business Insider about the July 30th explosive drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the northern Indian Ocean, which killed two crewmen, a Briton and a Romanian. The bombing was immediately attributed to Iran by both Israel and Washington, though the only proof presented was that the fragments of the drone appeared to demonstrate that it was Iranian made, which means little as the device is available to and used by various players throughout the Middle East and in central Asia.

The tanker in question was the MT Mercer Street, sailing under a Liberian flag but Japanese-owned and managed by Zodiac Maritime, an international ship management company headquartered in London and owned by Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer. It was empty, sailing to pick up a cargo, and had a mixed international crew. Inevitably, initial media reporting depended on analysis by the US and Israel, which saw the attack as a warning or retaliatory strike executed or ordered by the newly elected government currently assuming control in Tehran.

US Secretary of State Tony Blinken, who could not possibly have known who carried out the attack, was not shy about expressing his “authoritative” viewpoint, asserting that “We are confident that Iran conducted this attack. We are working with our partners to consider our next steps and consulting with governments inside the region and beyond on an appropriate response, which will be forthcoming.”

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) also all too quickly pointed to Iran, stating that “The use of Iranian designed and produced one way attack ‘kamikaze’ UAVs is a growing trend in the region. They are actively used by Iran and their proxies against coalition forces in the region, to include targets in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.”

Tehran denied that it had carried out the attack but the Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz was not accepting that and threatened to attack Iran, saying predictably that “We are at a point where we need to take military action against Iran. The world needs to take action against Iran now… Now is the time for deeds — words are not enough. … It is time for diplomatic, economic and even military deeds. Otherwise the attacks will continue.” Gantz also confirmed that “Israel is ready to attack Iran, yes…”

New Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also made the same demand, saying Israel could “…act alone. They can’t sit calmly in Tehran while igniting the entire Middle East — that’s over. We are working to enlist the whole world, but when the time comes, we know how to act alone.” If the level of verbal vituperation coming out of Israel is anything to go by, an attack on Iran would appear to be imminent.

After the attack on the MT Mercer Street, there soon followed the panicked account the panicked account of an alleged hijacking of a second tanker by personnel initially reported to be wearing “Iranian military uniforms.” The “…hijacking incident in international waters in the Gulf of Oman” ended peacefully however. The US State Department subsequently reported that “We can confirm that personnel have left the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess… We believe that these personnel were Iranian, but we’re not in a position to confirm this at this time.”

So, the United States government does not actually know who did what to whom but is evidently willing to indict Iran and look the other way if Israel should choose to start a war. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan is right to compare the drone attack on the Mercer Street to the alleged Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964, which was deliberately distorted by the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration and used to justify rapid escalation of US involvement in the Vietnam War. Buchanan observes that it is by no means clear that Iran was behind the Mercer Street attack and there are a number of good reasons to doubt it, including Iranian hopes to have sanctions against its economy lifted which will require best behavior. Also, Iran would have known that it would be blamed for such an incident in any event, so why should it risk going to war with Israel and the US, a war that it knows it cannot win?

Buchanan observes that whoever attacked the tanker wants war and also to derail any negotiations to de-sanction Iran, but he stops short of suggesting who that might be. The answer is of course Israel, engaging in a false flag operation employing an Iranian produced drone. And I would add to Buchanan’s comments that there is in any event a terrible stink of hypocrisy over the threat of war to avenge the tanker incident. Israel has attacked Iranian ships in the past and has been regularly bombing Syria in often successful attempts to kill Iranians who are, by the way, in the country at the invitation of its legitimate government. Zionist Joe Biden has yet to condemn those war crimes, nor has the suddenly aroused Tony Blinken. And Joe, who surely knows that neither Syria nor Iran threatens the United States, also continues to keep American troops in Syria, occupying a large part of the country, which directly confront the Kremlin’s forces. Israel wants a war that will inevitably involve the United States and maybe also Russia to some degree as collateral damage. Will it get that or will Biden have the courage to say “No!”

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is https://councilforthenationalinterest.org address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected]

 
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  1. Rdm says:

    This speaks volume.

    – International Community made up of 2 countries (4% of world population) voted against ending Cuba embargo.

    – Other rogue 184 countries (96% of world population) voted in favor to end embargo.

    https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1094612

    • Agree: Løvstuhagen
    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Robjil
    , @xyzxy
  2. No12kiwi says:

    Biden will not have the courage to say “NO”, Phil.
    Israel is going to drag us into another war.
    With our kids coming home in body bags for nothing.

  3. Ktulu says:

    Biden is a vegetable. In any case, the lukewarm half agreement on the “hijacking” seems to indicate that the U.S. is reluctant to get involved. After all, another generation of angry combat experienced veterans coming back to the United States at this point is itself a significant problem, and that is ignoring the increase in the already bad supply shortages in the U.S. a war would bring, the anger from the public it would bring, in addition to the fact that the military may be too busy to put down uprisings in the States with the war it would be executing in Asia and so on and so on.

    The U.S. isnt in the midst of a civil war right now because one of the sides still hasn’t fully realized it has to fight, or at least hasn’t organized into a fighting force. This moment in American history is the stupidest moment for the fedgov to get into a war. The Tsar’s entry into the first world war was just as well advised, at least the war was originally popular and the jewish minority they were trying to repress wasn’t the majority of the population. Better organized of course but more mass has more momentum.

  4. This tanker is Japanese owned flying a Liberian flag. It is based in the UK, but managed by an Israeli firm. Iran would not launch a senseless attack on this ship to cause only minor damage that killed no Israeli. If Iran wants revenge, it will be a big show.

    It was funny when a covert Israeli attack on an Iranian ship about to deliver fuel to Lebanon backfired. It caused a spill that polluted beaches in Israel.

    • Agree: Alfred
  5. Briggs says:

    It’s almost always (((them))).

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  6. Malla says:
    @Rdm

    The annual cash flow from the USA to Cuba exceed the cash flow from the USSR to Cuba ever. 5.2 billion dollars flows from the USA to Cuba since President Obama, the media calls that an embargo. For a long time, the USA has been one of Cuba’s top trading partner and food supplier.
    What the Embargo stipulates is that Castro pays for all those agriculture products from the USA, cash up front. Every country who have refused to embargo Cuba and sell on credit have been robbed blind by the Castro regime.
    Just like how Castro went in and with Chavez looted out Venezuela’s oil wealth.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  7. Israel wants war on Iran. They have been trying to get Bill Clinton, Obama, and Trump to go bomb Iran. On numerous occasions Israel gave our Presidents opportunities to go to war. But as Mark Glenn (former ugly truth website) said “the whore may be crazy but it won’t commit suicide, meaning the USA bends over backwards for Israel but won’t go all the way and commit suicide attacking Iran. According to some analysts, the USA is spent, a paper tiger, unable to do another big war, so if they go into Iran like Custer going into the Little Big Horn, it could go badly and create a huge loss of confidence in the empire.

    So according to (the now dead) David Goldberg, (who leaked the Project Pogo plan) this enraged Bibi Netanyahu, because he is like the pimp who doesn’t take no from his whore (Amerika).

    https://archive.org/details/davidgoldbergsnotesonprojectpogozyphrallnotes

    https://drdannielleblumenthal.wordpress.com/2020/12/11/revisiting-david-goldberg-and-project-zyphyr/

    https://www.darkmoon.me/2020/trump-was-planning-to-attack-iran-and-the-mainstream-media-missed-it-until-now/

    The United States is not attacking Iran for only one reason, it would be suicide. Iran is strong, it has accurate missiles, and if the US of A does attack Russia + China might step in, and then it would be an immediate nuclear standoff. Of course Israel doesn’t care if there a huge losses, nothing would make the Jews more happy than Russia and Amerika took each other out.

    Remember that Pentacon memo, 7 countries in 5 years. Have you read it lately?

    “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” Retired General Wesley Clark revealed to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman in 2007 the ambitious imperial plans of the Bush-Cheney inner circle.

    Well Trump didn’t complete the mission and finish off Iran, so now Biden is being installed as the latest WHORE PUPPET of ISRAHELL. So if you are wondering who the deep state is, or who the Demonrats work for, it is the Jews and Israel. If the the Republican whores won’t do the bidding of Israel, then they can be pushed aside for the Democrats. It is actually quit simple to understand District of Criminals actions, it is all for Israel. Confused as to why things are the way they are? Just remember, everything is being done for Israel, and the nation Amerika can go straight to hell.

    Mark Glenn had it nailed a decade ago when Obongo was being goaded into attacking Iran. Mark Glenn of the former shuttered Ugly Truth website said it best, the whore (USA) will do the dirty work for the pimp (Netanyahu and Israel) but the whore (USA) will not commit suicide. So Trump is the current WHORE asset of Sheldon Adelson and Netanyahu and he is being pushed, just like previous presidents into attacking Iran but he does not because the whore is not suicidal.

    Did you remember what happened when President Obama didn’t attack Iran?

    Jerusalem Post (22 Jan 2012): Atlanta Jewish newspaper calls for Obama assassination
    “Atlanta Jewish Times’ owner apologizes for column suggesting Netanyahu deploy Mossad agents to assassinate US president.”

    Also the bagman of this bad message was General Dempsey, who’s jet almost got shot down after telling Netanyahu the bad news.

    “The whore is refusing to commit suicide, and last time this happened General Dempsey was attacked upon arrival at Bagram Airbase just after telling Netanyahu in Israel that the United States would not have Israel’s back if they attacked Iran. This story was barely covered, except by VT, Israel is not taking NO for an answer.”

    Trump, for all his failings, is a lover not a war monger. Just look at his hotels. He’s not a bloodlusting bastard like GW Bush. He doesn’t have that in him, so he does just enough to keep Netanyahu and Israel pacified, like moving the embassy to Jerusalem or giving Isahell the Golan Heights (which he has no legal right to do). So Trump keeps throwing Israel bones to chew on but he has not done the big deed and taken out Iran’s nuclear program.

    Israel, you see, keeps pushing it’s Jew whores in administration after administration into attacking Iran. Why doesn’t Israel attack Iran, are they are bunch of pussies? Yes they are, they want their Goy whores to do it for them. Jews are not good fighters as they do not have the moral high ground, they are lying aggressors and simply can’t get it up to go it alone. So they want the duped White people, those that believe in the God of Israel and the State of Israel, to go to war for them.

    So because Trump did not attack Iran, he is out of favor with the Jewish supremacists. David Goldberg told us that Netanyahu said Trump will be flushed down the toilet if he doesn’t attack Iran, and lo and behold, Trump is in the process of being flushed and is now fighting for his political career.

    So it is clear that any attack on any tanker or other boat in the gulf area is the result of Israeli/US Navy meddling. Only Israel has something to gain from a tanker false flag. And that includes Israel sinking one of it’s own flag carrying boats. They don’t care, they want war, and what the Jew wants the Jew gets, because that is how it goes on this hell planet.

  8. anon[291] • Disclaimer says:

    Any American knows by now that ‘They’ have lied often, repeatedly, and consistently to us over the last 60 some years. Why would anyone believe a word they say ?

    • Replies: @anaccount
  9. Sanhedrin says:

    Of course it was a false flag, same as the previous and the next whenever that will be. All these people fighting for Trump are unknowingly fighting for war w Iran. Trump was almost certainly going to start a war in his second term. Biden, we’ll see, i’m not optimistic.

    • Agree: moi
  10. Mike-SMO says:

    Could be anyone in that area.

    Iran has played that game before, so it could be a re-run, or maybe they gave someone else some inspiration. Looks like it depends on what Slo Joe’s puppet masters have told the Bearded Ladies.

    Could be Iranian bait for the Saudis or a ploy to keep Iraq unsettled.

    If the drones were big enough to cause some damage, there should be a radar track. The Huthi have used Iranian missiles to good effect. “Drones” are relatively short range so should limit the options.

    Biden/Obama have sent Iran pallets of cash in the past, so watch for the payoff.

    Dems like using cash/grift. They can always get a “slice”. There will never be any type of “audit”. Trump would reach off the board to make a play. The Iraq airport “accident” was a gem. Iran knows that Biden/Obama just want an excuse to send some cash, like always.

    No one sayin’ nuttin.

  11. Ghali says:

    The majority of world’s nations rightly believed it was an Israeli false flag terror attack. In fact, the majority of the UN Security Council members refused to blame Iran. The “Jewish state” was created by terrorism and it existance depends on ongoing terrorism.

    • Agree: St-Germain
  12. Even if Iran did it, it deserved to as US and Israel are terrorist states.

    America is a country in decline, its influence having been eroded by a string of foreign policy and military disasters starting with Vietnam

    US came back strong after Vietnam. It still had adults then. Boomers were still young in the 70s and 80s. The oldest boomers turned 40 only in 1986. US was still run by Greatest Generation types.
    So, youthful impatience was balanced by people who grew up in more mature times.

    But that older generation is gone for good. Now, boomers are the elders, and many of them still seem stuck in 60s mentality.
    And generations after that grew up with total hedonism and pop culture. And they have boomers to look up to as elders.

    It’s a real shit show.

    Biden and his son Hunter. They sum up Americanism.

    • Replies: @HeebHunter
  13. SOLEIMANI IS OUR HERO.

    • Replies: @anonymous mouse
  14. Most every major event in the world, including the Plandemic is a Israeli False Flag Attack. The whole purpose of a false flag attack is to divert attention away from actual attacks on western civilization, especially attacks via c19, BLM, Antifa, media, tech, ad nausea) on Christians and whites attacked relentlessly in the last sixty years.
    The west (EU, NZ, Aussie, USA, Russia, Hungry +) are all under attack by globalists hell bent on a One World One Order Caliphate ruled by a Zio Global Homo Technopoly where AI dictates trans humanist life and your digital twin.
    The masks and jab are just cover for their ultimate goal for world dominance.

  15. Israel wants a war that will inevitably involve the United States and maybe also Russia to some degree as collateral damage.

    They never seem to consider that such a war will inevitably turn much of Israel itself into smouldering rubble and much of the Israeli population into corpses. That might actually be the one thin silver lining to such a war.

    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  16. False flag? Nah…. That must be some sort of conspiracy talk there. Israel would never stoop so low. /s

  17. gotmituns says:

    Was the Tanker Attack an Israeli False Flag?
    ——————————————————
    I’d guess it was the israelis or us.

  18. Would Biden have the “courage” to say “no” to Israel? LOL !

  19. I think the new government of Israel fears an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program and tries to prevent that with this false flag.

    An all out war of Israel with Iran is impossible without help from the US, which is unwilling to take that risk. So such a war will not happen, but creating tensions with Iran might torpedo an agreement in Vienna, and that is what this is all about. Continuing sanctions against Iran is the aim.

    Israel’s foreign policy is conducted mainly according to the motto of the Mossad: “By way of deception thou shalt do war”.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  20. Art says:

    Mysterious tanker incidents reinforce Iran’s deterrent power
    …. …. …. ….

    Looking ahead, Iran and the Axis of Resistance are expected to adopt a more assertive posture following the changing of the guard in Tehran. Grandiose threats by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to disturb Iran’s peace in its own capital city are unlikely to have the desired impact on President Raisi and the new teams that will be taking charge of foreign and national security policies.
    In an early demonstration that the era of hit and run is truly over, the Lebanese Hezbollah responded to Israeli strikes on southern Lebanon by firing rockets at Israeli positions in the occupied Shebaa Farms. In the months ahead there is likely to be escalation across the region, but not on any terms imposed by the US, Britain or Israel.

    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210806-mysterious-tanker-incidents-reinforce-irans-deterrent-power/

    It looks like Hezbollah has the upper hand in the Syria/Lebanon/Iran/Israel theater of military confrontation.

    Israel would win an all-out war – but Israel as we know it, would be destroyed in the process. Every aspect of Israeli life would change for the worse. The current Jew politicians and generals do not want that on their hands. The Israeli Jews are winning every battle – but their lack of decisive action against Hezbollah, betrays their fears and the reality that Iran/Syria/Hezbollah is getting ever stronger.

    The truth of the situation is that Israel should strike now, or it will be the loser in the next war in a year or two when Iran gets an air defense.

    p.s. The world is showing no outrage over the tanker incident. The US/GB/Jew cabal is losing this propaganda episode.

    • Replies: @Herald
    , @RedpilledAF
  21. Robjil says:
    @Rdm

    This speaks volume.

    This speaks volume also.

    What “nations” abstained? The “Ukrainegate” was such a “big deal” in our “free press” last year. Why? Ukraine is obviously connected to the the US/Israel combo nation. Colombia and Brazil are acting like they are so too.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/24/un-assembly-votes-to-call-for-end-to-us-embargo-on-cuba

    Only Israel voted with the US against the resolution on Wednesday. Three other US allies: Ukraine, Colombia and Brazil abstained. Brazil had voted with the US in 2019.

    Cuba called the embargo “a systematic violation of the rights of the Cuban people.”

  22. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    Good article, though I would argue America’s foreign policy/military disasters started with the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

    I wonder if the relentless importation of illegal aliens into the US is not only for voting purposes but also for creating a source of new recruits for the US armed forces. Fewer whites seem interested in stepping into the Middle East meat grinder in order to help Jews advance their genocide missions throughout the region, much less fighting for a homeland that has designated them enemy number one because of their white skin.

    • Agree: St-Germain
  23. Goyboy says:

    There was also a rocket exchange between Israel and Hezbollah during this time.

    It would be interesting to know how many Lebanese believe it was Israel who blew-up the Beirut port and is behind the many hardships befalling Lebanon?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @A123
  24. ANON[218] • Disclaimer says:

    IT WAS IRAN THAT ATTACKED THE SS LIBERTY

    • Replies: @El Dato
  25. Herald says:
    @Art

    Israel would win an all-out war – but Israel as we know it, would be destroyed in the process. Every aspect of Israeli life would change for the worse.

    How is being destroyed in the process of winning actually winning?

  26. El Dato says:
    @ANON

    O’Brien lowered the memo from MiniTrue, his brow furrowed.

    “Now, now, Winston. I know we have always been at war with Eastasia, but don’t you think even the most lumpen prole will see right through such a blatant rewriting?”

    “Well, I just though it would be a good idea.”

    “Negative. Doubleplusungood. Too much in your face. Put something out that it was an ‘accident’ that just went of for several hours involving navy and air force, and that ‘reparations’ have been paid or something – don’t go into details here, just let it float a bit – so we are all brothers again. I want to see it on the teleprompters by midday. We can put videos on YouTube to reinforce the ‘accident’ angle later. Execute!”

  27. El Dato says:
    @Goyboy

    It would be interesting to know how many Lebanese believe it was Israel who blew-up the Beirut port and is behind the many hardships befalling Lebanon?

    Probably not a lot. They know Lebanon is a basket case of Arab and sectarian corruption. The fact that no-one has been held accountable for storing a warehouse of explosive materials for years in a highly public place with African-tier nonchalance and disinterest speaks volumes.

    • Replies: @Goyboy
    , @Iris
  28. Russian and Chinese forces should be stationed in friendly nations surrounding Israel, to act as a tripwire to Zio-U.S. aggression.

    If Zionists want to start something, they will be bringing global super power trade and diplomatic consequences to the United States. This should act as a deterrent.

    If history teaches one lesson about Zionist-Supremacists, it’s that they need to be contained by a cordon sanitaire to protect others from their belligerent and rapacious nature.

  29. @Herald

    “…How is being destroyed in the process of winning actually winning..?”

    That is called a “Pyrrhic victory”. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhic_victory.

  30. xyzxy says:
    @Rdm

    Until the Cuban government allows Hyman Roth to reopen his Havana casino, Our Greatest Ally isn’t going to vote for ending US sanctions. LOL

    • LOL: bike-anarkist
  31. Briggs says:
    @No12kiwi

    Americans won’t fight another ground war. Perhaps an intervention with a few troops like we had in Syria, but a full-scale ground war like Vietnam or Iraq isn’t happening ever again. The population is too fat, mutted, and low IQ for that now, not to mention public support would be astronomically low.

    • Replies: @WJ
  32. Goyboy says:
    @El Dato

    You make a good point “Lebanon is a basket case of Arab and sectarian corruption” I suppose you could say it’s been turned into that.

    I doubt the substance in the warehouse though, was quite that explosive.

    So who hit the tanker?

    When Israel do it they say “no comment” or they say we neither admit nor deny.
    Iran is saying they didn’t do it, are you saying Iran are bigger liars than Israel?

    If you’re not saying that, that’s OK too.

  33. Z-man says:

    Blinken, still a funny name but an ugly Zionist.

  34. anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    The Ofers are mobsters, but then again the chief purpose of Israel is putting the crimes committed by International Jewry out of reach–as if that matters at this point. Unless I’m mistaken, the father Sammy Ofer became persona non grata in the US in the 70s while his doofus son Eyal, said to be the owner in the article, was left to run the office. Can’t say I’d be surprised at this point to find the LGBTQ CIA or the clowns now running the LGBTQ Pentagon are errand boys for cruds like the Ofers.

  35. Anon[184] • Disclaimer says:

    “US Secretary of State Tony Blinken, who could not possibly have known who carried out the attack”

    How could have Blinken not know who with all the spying they do on everyone?

    Cybereason
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybereason-investors-offer-israeli-spy-classified-intelligence/264095/

    Toka
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/meet-toka-the-most-dangerous-israeli-spyware-firm-youve-never-heard-of/278020/

    Pegasus
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/pegasus-just-tip-israel-unit-8200-toka-spyware-whitney-webb/278042/

    Russia gave Israel Iranian codes
    https://www.jpost.com/Defense/WikiLeaks-Russia-gave-Israel-Iranian-codes

    Russia gave Israel codes for defense system sold to Iran
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4196357,00.html

    Russia gave Israel Iranian system’s codes
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4196367,00.html

  36. Iris says:
    @El Dato

    Probably not a lot. They know Lebanon is a basket case of Arab and sectarian corruption.

    In defence of the Lebanese, it is difficult to understand how Israel pulled it off, in view of the yield of the explosion.

    Only a nuclear detonation could have achieved such a wave-coherent and powerful explosion, but there is no radioactive fallout proving a fission bomb was used.

    What ordinary people don’t know is that, following a breakthrough discovery made on plasma generation, the US has been developing, since 2006 and under Israeli control, a new generation of fusion-based, clean, undetectable nuclear weapons, which leave almost no radioactivity signature.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/444660a
    Israel chose Beirut to test these new weapons in real, and the US certainly participated.

    These new weapons come as the development of a field of Physics called magnetohydrodynamics, or magneto-fluiddynamics, MFD in short. It is a field where Russians excel (the father of modern MFD is Russian Nobel Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetohydrodynamics

    The Lebanese people may not know they were victim of an Israeli/US nuclear attack, but Russia and China’s very competent weapon engineers know, and so do their governments and international allies, including Lebanon’s and the Hezbollah leadership.

    Thierry Meyssan, who is scientifically-illeterate but has good contacts within the active French military, acknowledged very early that “a new type of weapons” had been used to blow up the Beirut harbour.

    But things will not turn out at the Zionists’ advantage. By attacking, unprovoked, unsuspecting civilians with WMD, Israel has terminally proven itself to be a dangerous ragtag of raving psychopaths, alienating China and Russia, who would have drawn the logical conclusions as per Israel’s future.

  37. A123 says: • Website
    @Goyboy

    The Druze and Christians know that Nasrallah is behind the port explosion. Did you hear what Lebanese Patriots just pulled on the Iranian Hezbollah occupiers? (1)

    A group of Lebanese-Druze intercepted a Hezbollah-owned truck carrying rockets meant for Israel on Friday morning, after Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the rockets into Israel, diverting the rockets to the Lebanese Army.

    In a video circulating social media, Druze men are seen [circling] the car, attacking the Hezbollah member sent with the rockets.

    The results of Iran’s latest attack on Israel is total failure. Iranian forces attached to Hezbollah:
        • Launched 20 missiles
        • Scored 0 casualties in Israel
        • Hit Lebanon 3 times when warheads came down short

    To give credit where it is due. Iranian Hezbollah’s 15% friendly fire rate is better than Iranian Hamas (over 25%). However, it is obvious why the Lebanese people want to get Iran out of their country.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/lebanese-druze-intercept-truck-with-rockets-meant-for-israel-676037

    • Troll: Iris, Mevashir
  38. US intervention in the Middle East has been a disaster for all those involved (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, even the USA itself)-except israel, of course. Taking Syria as an example, Uncle Sam has been willing to fund and arm al-Qaeda affiliates to the tune of \$100million in an American effort to remove the Syrian Gov’t from power and replace it with a bunch of head choppers. Why? Usual reason, Syria and the Zionist enterprise are enemies.

    Tony Blinken laments that the Obama Administration “didn’t do enough in Syria”. The USA under Biden is heavy involved in Syria with the US military occupying the trans Euphrates region where US and Russian forces are often in conflict, so far bloodless. But the question needs to be asked, “What US interests are there in Syria which are worth risking war with Russia?”

    No matter how great the risks and how great to costs to ourselves and others, israel’s friends in the USA continue to make israel’s enemies America’s enemies.

  39. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    It would take a much larger, more dramatic false flag to garner the attention of the American public than this obscure tanker attack. Something big would have to be staged.

  40. @animalogic

    Real question is would the very Jewish advisers of Biden say no to Israel? I think they would if they want to. The international bankers (primarily Jewish) seem to want an Iranian deal. Also the very Jewish advisers of Biden seem more intent on white American genocide. That would entail troops rolling down American streets sooner or later.

  41. The mint condition “explosive” fragment said hecho en Iran right on it.
    I saw it on teevee.

  42. Maddaugh says:

    Was it a false flag ? Nooooooooooooo,of course not ! Whatever happened to our faith in the goodness of human nature ? Governments and the people who work in them ALWAYS tell the truth.

    It strikes me as rather odd that while I can go on Google Earth and see Mr. Linh writing his fake travel Vlogs from his Mother’s backyard in NY Chinatown, with all the satellite geegaws we dunno what happened to the tanker !?

    Whatever ! I will have to once again call Jumble Joe and Kuckoo Kamla and advise them to stay out of other people’s affairs and to mind their own business.

    We are just exiting two twenty year fiascoes which we lost against DVD vendors and Mountain shepherds BUT we are anxious to rumble again. We get out of one mess just in time to create the next !

    Whoever the tanker belongs to that is their problem and not ours. Getting involved is as stupid as interfering in the squabbles of the next door neighbour.

    We normally dont give a shit about the people next door. Why do we even care about the ones 4000 miles away ? Since I am not Ivy School educated perhaps someone enlighten me.

    • Replies: @some_loon
  43. Goyboy says:
    @Iris

    I suppose that means that Trump knew?
    This is a very good example of the main stream mass media being nothing more than stenographers.

    Telling us it was ammonium nitrate was incredibly silly…
    But that is what they were fed.

    The perpetrators own the mass media, don’t they?

    • Replies: @Iris
  44. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Part of the problem for Washington is that the US had inextricably tied itself to worthless so-called allies in the Middle East, most notably Israel and Saudi Arabia. The real danger is not that Joe Biden or Kamala Harris will do something really stupid but rather that Riyadh or Jerusalem will get involved in something over their heads and demand, as “allies,” that they be bailed out by Uncle Sam. Biden will be unable to resist, particularly if it is the Israel Lobby that is doing the pushing.

    Just like the so called “War on Terror” fought mostly for Zionist and Wahhabi interests based on the ((Jewish)) engineered and spirited-through 9/11 inside job,
    ( https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it ) the House of Zion and House of Saud are partners in the worst kind of treachery with corrupt, decrepit, deranged Uncle Sam.

    It’s no coincidence that America’s decline began shortly after it inherited Global Reserve Currency status from its senile British cousins following WW2, and the ((Jewish)) bankers began buzzing about like flies to sh*t, demanding it throw its weight around the world and set them up outposts from which they could economically prey upon other nations, centered on Wall Street. It’s been all down hill since.

    This follows a long pattern of ((Jews)) and the State, using their fifth columns to infiltrate, desecrate and do evil — always for the international Zionist agenda and their own cult enrichment. https://www.thornwalker.com/ditch/deadlyenemy.htm

    When “anti-Semitism” kept the lid on the ((Jews)) (really, fake-Jew Talmudists and Satanists at war with Moses) the world could function somewhat coherently and morally. But since “Jewish emancipation” and the “Jewish Century” https://rense.com/general87/century.htm all hell has broken loose.

    It’s important that not only the world, but the ((Jews)) see themselves as the evil that they are. At that point, they’ve got a choice to make — continue on the road to Hell, or follow the ways of Moses and declare complete and total war on the ((Jews)) and their Satanic overlord and all their evil minions, whatever their so-called “religion” or “orientation” (stunted, egoistic mechanisms designed to facilitate their own narcistic evil).

    • Replies: @CelestiaQuesta
  45. @No12kiwi

    Senile Biden will just say what his handlers tell him to say, while they hold their breath that our beloved president won’t go off-script in one of his increasingly regular senior moments.

    Perhaps Biden USED to know “that neither Syria nor Iran threatens the US,” but does he still know it? On the campaign trail he often forgot what state he was in, and that he was actually running for president, not for his old seat in the Senate. When he wakes up in the morning, Dr. Jill, the real power behind the throne, probably has to guide him to the bathroom.

    As for the false-flag attack attributed to Iran, I believe it’s a continuation of Israel’s years-long attempt to scuttle the JCPOA, and prevent US reentry into the agreement by any means necessary.

  46. Jim H says:

    ‘Zionist Joe Biden has yet to condemn [Israel’s] war crimes, nor has the suddenly aroused Tony Blinken.’ — Philip Giraldi

    Israel bombs Lebanon and Syria frequently, and even hit a corner of Iraq recently.

    No other country on earth behaves in such a provocative manner. Israel’s aggression destabilizes the entire region, which is of course Israel’s objective.

    The US failure to condemn Israel’s reckless behavior — bought, of course, with the Lobby’s iron grip on Clowngress — demonstrates that the US has forfeited any possible role as a voice of moderation to the more level-headed, and less hopelessly compromised, countries of Russia and China.

    So irresponsible is US behavior in subsidizing Israel, and failing to sanction Israel for its nuclear proliferation, that the US really should be ejected from the UN Security Council as unfit to serve.

    Trump’s ambassador to the UN, the egregious Nikki Haley, actually represented Israel rather than the US, and thus should have been disqualified as a foreign-agent impostor.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • LOL: A123
    • Replies: @A123
  47. @Yukon Jack

    Why doesn’t Israel attack Iran, are they are bunch of pussies?

    For the same reason they haven’t repeated the mistake of invading Lebanon after having their asses handed to them by Hezbollah, in 2006.

    Israel attacking Iran is a joke.

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  48. Anon[444] • Disclaimer says:

    BBC has started covering this war in depth from day one of US withdrawal . One of the common refrains: Taliban has opted for military solution .

    Where was this BBC when US dismissed the withdrawal of soldiers from Kuwait by Iraqi?
    Where was Bush1 when Egypt floated the idea of negotiated settlements of the border disputes between Iraq and Kuwait in 1990?

    More recently Bush 2 and his retinues had opted for military solutions for post 911 across broad swathe lands inhabited by Muslim . He opted for illegal military attacks on Afghanistan and he despite being told by numerous counties and organizations that attack on Iraq would be illegal , he did exactly that .
    He opted for military solution for Somalia where he had no jurisdiction and where there was no solution to be had .

    Was he forced ? Would neocons have sought his impeachment had he not attacked ?
    Would they have started flooding the airwaves with the sound bites : 3000 died on Bush ‘s watch ?
    Would they have released the secrets that the dancing 5 were privy to and blame the insiders help in facilitating?
    Would they have attacked Air Force -1 whose code was known to NYTimes columnist?
    Would they have sent more anthrax envelope ?

    Bush to Biden – all are bought by either Saban or Soro or by Sheldon .

    This is why these money changers need to be eliminated from all business .

  49. anarchyst says:

    Of course, it’s an israeli “false flag” operation. ((They)) have been conducting such operations, from purposely defacing jewish cemetery headstones to spray painting swastikas on synagogue doors to bombing hotels (King David Hotel) filled with innocent civilians to murdering Americans on a ship in international waters (USS Liberty AGTR-5).
    Its all by design in order to deflect criticism from israel’s present-day ethnic cleansing (of Palestinians) policies.
    Oy vey!

    • Agree: Z-man
  50. @Art

    I think it is the opposite–Iran and Hezbollah would destroy Israel in an all-out-war.

  51. It takes a lot of political doing on the home front to get a war. It definitely worked in the case of the Iraq war, but there was over a decade drum beat for war from the news media, the entertainment industry(take for example, the entertaining film Three Kings, which is basically propaganda for the reinvasion of Iraq), academia, and then a very determined executive and fabrication of false intelligence that created the idea of a clear and present danger on the home front, for example, the yellow cake and anthrax hoaxes in the run up to Iraq. It was terrible and they did it, but it really took a massive, concerted effort from multiple estates of the country. Even the religious in terms of the Christian Zionism. I think we are simply too divided as a nation with the woke politics at the present time for the five estates ever to get on page enough to sell a massive foreign war to the American people. Mexican immigrants simply don’t want it.

  52. @Priss Factor

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/15/iran-f15.html

    The Trump administration ordered the January 3 assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani, one of Iran’s most senior officials, not because he posed some “imminent threat,” but rather in a calculated bid to disrupt Tehran’s attempts to reach an accommodation with Washington’s allies in the region.

    This is the inescapable conclusion flowing from a report published Thursday in the New York Times, citing unnamed senior officials from the US, Iran and other countries in the Middle East.

    In the wake of the drone assassinations, US Secretary of State Pompeo sarcastically told the media: “Is there any history that would indicate that it was remotely possible that this kind gentleman, this diplomat of great order—Qassem Suleimani—had traveled to Baghdad for the idea of conducting a peace mission? We know that wasn’t true.”

    As the Times report indicates, that was precisely what Suleimani was doing in Baghdad, the US knew it and that is why it assassinated him. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said at the time that General Suleimani had flown into the country, on a commercial flight and using his diplomatic passport, for the express purpose of delivering an Iranian response to a message from Saudi Arabia as part of talks aimed at de-escalating tensions.

  53. Alfa158 says:
    @Yukon Jack

    So, do you think that Biden will soon be replaced by Vice-President Whorus because she is more likely to go to war with Iran? Or is it the case that no one is actually stupid and crazy enough to start another war?

    • Replies: @Yukon Jack
  54. Of course it was a false flag, just as the attack on the WTC on 911 was a false flag done by Israel and traitors in the ZUS government, and done by the same perpetrators that attacked the tanker.

  55. Alfa158 says:
    @Iris

    Neither article you linked had any reference to magnetohydrodynamic nuclear weapons. The first one is actually about US development of nuclear weapons that still use plutonium and produce fallout, but have a longer shelf life. The second is a high level review of the magnetohydrodynamics.
    Where’s the evidence that such weapons already exist?
    There are multiple historical cases of fertilizer explosions causing this kind of damage:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ammonium_nitrate_disasters
    If anyone wants to make a case that Israel caused the explosion, it makes far more sense to claim that an Israeli agent snuck into the warehouse and planted a trigger charge, than to undermine the case with unsupported claims of science fiction nuclear bombs.
    But then, perhaps undermining the credibility of people who think the Israelis set off the fertilizer is exactly the objective.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
    , @Iris
  56. Agent76 says:

    December 24, 2015 False Flag Terror. A Historical Overview

    Never Forget … Your Country Admits to “False Flag Terror” Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/false-flag-terror-a-historical-overview/5475591

  57. On a world stage, Israel acts like a suppressed and abused innocent, relentlessly attacked for being greedy money changers, heads of most monopolies/technopolies, and victims of the greatest genocide hoax in history. In reality, they are the lying aggressive bullies of the world, always starting wars and chaos, while hiding behind a synagogue of Satan demanding world powers fight their battles.

    It’s a big pay to play club and you and I aren’t invited.

    If that ship was USS Liberty 2.0, it would have been declared a mistake in identifying the flag bearer, case closed.

  58. Old Prude says:

    When a Japanese ship is attacked by Iran half a world away, that sounds like a problem for Japan and Iran to work through. How is that America’s worry?

    When are we just going to mind our own f*****g business?

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  59. @animalogic

    Lets not count on Biden too much!
    Gov Cuomo is resigning for inappropriately touching women.
    After this Biden in on the firing line. Biden is continuously touching women an sniffing them.
    Biden’s behavior definitely makes women uncomfortable.
    In the name of justice Biden must resign.
    …………………………………………………………………………….
    Long live president Camela!

  60. @A123

    Firas Maksad appears to be one of the Head Choppers displaced from Syria, bending over and holding his toes for the Zionists.

    The Jews should remember that the Persians saved them not once but twice. This will not end well for Israel.

  61. @Chris Moore

    According to Jewish Angel hierarchy, the goy (non Jews) are decedents of falling angels and must be cast to the fires of hell. (See Dixie fires raging around the world) it’s not a coincidence.

  62. @anonymous mouse

    Quite simply, it was done to send a warning to anyone aligned with the Iranians.
    The Iranians accurately targeted an American base and the fact that the Americans didn’t respond showed their Iranian allies that America will not attack Iran. There is too much at stake and this drives Israel crazy.

    • Thanks: RichardDuck
  63. Z-man says:

    We’ve got to get out of the Black Sea also. I’m reading NEOCON written articles in Defense News and what the US and its lap dog the UK is doing next to Russia is reckless. It will incite and invite Russia to make a response. Madness.

  64. Iris says:
    @Goyboy

    I suppose that means that Trump knew?

    Not necessarily beforehand, but afterwards he certainly did.

    MFD is a niche domain within Physics; it is mostly a weapon research field, so very little information transpires to the civilian public.
    But from what I gathered on science websites and blogs, this type of new nuclear weapon, of the yield utilised in Beirut, could not have been dropped by plane but had to be brought in advance, in a crate or a container of relatively small size (2 to 3 cubic meters).

    Such unidentified container was photographed in the Beirut harbour warehouse prior to the explosion, and its photo shown on Lebanese TV channel MTV. So I think it is more up Israel’s street to opportunistically leverage poor local safety practices for plausible deniability, and get the weapon inside the warehouse by means of local petty corruption.

    Telling us it was ammonium nitrate was incredibly silly…
    But that is what they were fed.

    Exactly so. The blast produced by the explosion was a coherent shockwave, meaning that there was only one single centre of propagation, and only one single detonation time for the supersonic blast.

    There is not a snowball chance in hell that such synchronicity, geographical and chronological, could happen with thousands of ammonium nitrate bags spread over a large warehouse.

    • Replies: @Notsofast
    , @Goyboy
  65. When Israel attacks Iranian tankers or when our country hijacks an Iranian tanker headed for Venezuela, no UNSC discussion is held, but when an Israeli tanker is hit, all (US, Israeli and British) fingers point at Iran, without a scintilla of evidence and the issue becomes an international crisis.

    • Agree: Art
  66. Uncle Jon says:
    @No12kiwi

    Let me get this straight. A Liberian Flagged ship, owned by a Japanese and “managed” by a Jew is the reason for all of this? First of all, where is the Japanese owner? Second, there was no Jewish property or personnel damaged?

    So what business is of US to get in the middle of all of this. And why the Jews so hot to attack when nothing of theirs has been attacked or damaged, if it was indeed attacked by someone other than Israel?

    These fu#*ers will start a global war without our consent and that will be the end. I think we will see it in our lifetime. Too many crazies at the switch. They will depopulate the earth one way or the other, according to the plan.

    • Agree: Oscar Peterson
  67. Will it get that or will Biden have the courage to say “No!”

    Biden doesn’t have the courage or mental ability to remember what he ate for breakfast. It’s not about him, it’s about the people who actually make decisions.

    As long as there is any competence in the Pentagon, no matter what false flags Israel engages in, the US would not start a losing war with Iran. When (and if) Pentagon becomes “diverse” and utterly incompetent, all bets are off.

    • Replies: @Jazman
  68. @Malla

    Your views are Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media So thanks for doing Mr Unz’s work for him.
    I would be grateful if you could provide references so that I can find out more.

    • Replies: @Malla
    , @JohnT
    , @Malla
  69. @Alfa158

    If anyone wants to make a case that Israel caused the explosion, it makes far more sense to claim that an Israeli agent snuck into the warehouse and planted a trigger charge, than to undermine the case with unsupported claims of science fiction nuclear bombs.

    I remember watching videos of the warehouse fire just before the big explosion. There were very many small explosions showing through the smoke for several seconds beforehand. That would support your explanation.

    The “shock wave” also did not seem strong enough for a nuclear explosion. At least one group of people not that far away remained standing as they watched the whole thing blow up and come straight through their position.

    Of course, even a conventional missile or a mortar shell could have done the job.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  70. some_loon says:
    @Maddaugh

    It strikes me as rather odd that while I can go on Google Earth and see Mr. Linh writing his fake travel Vlogs from his Mother’s backyard in NY Chinatown, with all the satellite geegaws we dunno what happened to the tanker !?

    Hah!

    Maybe more people are interested in Linh Dinh’s doings than in what happened to some tanker!

    And maybe a government’s main interest of talking up their satellite imaging capabilities is to get more funding. That the Iranian Menace is as much about budgets as the Phantom Menace was about box-office and related revenues.

  71. @No12kiwi

    Israel is going to drag us into another war.

  72. @Iris

    If they’re capable of launching undetectable bio weapons with enhanced variants to attack a global population, who’s to question what other undetectable WMD’s they have in store for us.

    In a hundred years they will have rewritten everything known and unknown and we will own nothing and be happy.

    • Replies: @Iris
  73. WJ says:
    @Briggs

    I would think low IQ would be a requirement for another ground war in the ME.

    I honestly thought the whole country had gone low IQ in the buildup to Iraq in 2002 and early 2003. I could not believe that the US people were buying the crock of feces that Bush/Cheney/Perle/Wolfowitz, etc. were selling them. Those were my pre-cynical days. Now I know that we are one good fake event from going all out nuts again.

    • Agree: Robert Bruce, HdC
  74. Maddaugh says:

    You make some good points there. Personally I am bored with both. There always seems to be some drama (aka a false flag) with everyone finger pointing everyone else.

    Strictly speaking though, Linh’s Pho does seem more appealing that yet another “who done it” in the Persian Gulf.

    Shit, we need Angela Lansbury or Poireau to catch the culprits, maybe even Inspector Gadget to make up the dream team. I bet they could figure it out in one hour minus the usual drug commercials. On second thoughts, who cares !

  75. Malla says:
    @Verymuchalive

    You could check out the works of Señor Humvberto Fontova on Cuba. He has done a lot of work on this subject.

    http://www.hfontova.com/
    Humberto Fontova Official Site

    Also John Suarez


    Communism in Cuba (John Suarez – Acton Institute)

    • Thanks: Verymuchalive
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  76. Iris says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    “Undetectable” means, in the case of a nuclear weapon, that it does not leave a radioactive signature after explosion.

    A pure fusion nuclear weapon will therefore be undetectable.

    Search the difference between “nuclear fusion” and “nuclear fission”; there exists physics vulgarisation book for 8-11 years-old that explain these concepts very well.

  77. @Iris

    Shall I bow, take a knee or bend over to appease your kind and generous referral?
    In other words, f-off wanker.

  78. JohnT says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Some references are in order.

  79. @Iris

    Your brain is overflowing with free electrons.

  80. @Peripatetic Itch

    The sequence
    white cloud (H2O) -> red cloud (NO2) -> shockwave (full detonation)
    is exactly what would be expected from ammonium nitrate;
    it was prilled i.e. intended as explosive and of course a pinch of
    chlorate weed killer would be enough to set it off.

    Sci-fi disinfo, yes.

  81. BorisMay says:

    Biden and the clique that uses him as their front man, are so utterly inept that it is pointless trying to work out what is planned.

    Israel is run by a congenital idiot, who behaves like a spoiled teenager and is known as Bennett. He is no different from that insane idiot Netanyahu. They are both faux Jews. Bennett is the Cornish spelling of the name so the idiot who uses this name is clearly an Ashkenazi just like Netanyahu. They behave like teenagers, they boast like teenagers, so sure as eggs are eggs they will act like the stupid moronic teenagers they might as well be. They are both cowards, however, and cowards are generally bullies too. So what do you expect of cowardly bullies?

    Iran, on the other hand, is biding her time. It is clear the US is on its last gasp and when it finally implodes Israel will be left on its own, hated by everyone in the world. At that time, Al Quds brigade will take Jerusalem and Israel will become in actuality what its full potential has always been: a cess pit. And you know what you get in cess pits!!!

    End of Israel…can’t come too soon. End of the Rothschild mafia…can’t come too soon. Only this time the Jews will drown in the Red Sea and good riddance to the parasitical scum.

  82. @Priss Factor

    The “Greatest” subhumans are responsible for the boomers in the first place. God has ways to truly punish the wicked.

    By their fruits you shall know them. And of course, the kike loving golem born the stinking, rotten boomer fruits.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  83. @Carroll Price

    Israel will not attack Iran unless the United States is willing to defend Israel from a massive counterattack. Iran has deadly accurate missiles that could reign down on Tel Aviv.

    But Israel wants Iranian regime change, and an end to their nuclear enrichment program. So what is Israel willing to do, in terms of a false flag, to egg the USA into their war? Israel did 911 and the USS Liberty attack, both false flags aimed at manipulating the Goyim fools in Amerika.

    Well the clue was put in I Pet Goat 2, the Grand Mosque in Jerusalem gets bombed, provoking a Muslim uprising which spirals out of control. Remember, Germany supplied Israel with free nuclear Dolphin subs, and Israel has a big stock pile of W-54 Davy Crockett warheads. Big bangs coming soon and the Beirut bombing was a nuke hit by Bibi.

    see numerous Youtube videos like this one:

    I, Pet Goat 2 Explained (Part 10): Strike on Islam coming soon? Major Middle East conflict 2020-2021

  84. Iris says:
    @Alfa158

    Refer to my comment in 66.
    In 2003, the Sandia Laboratory accidentally created a fusion reaction at over 2 billion degrees, when experimenting on a new plasma liner.

    [MORE]

    They first thought their result was an error, but later in 2006, confirmed the experiment with even higher temperatures reached, at 3,5 billion degrees.

    https://newsreleases.sandia.gov/releases/2006/physics-astron/hottest-z-output.html
    https://www.osti.gov/biblio/991002

    Sandia obtained their result in a Z-Machine, which supplies an elevated power (20 million Amps in 0,1 microsecond) to compress the magnetic flux and create a fusion phenomenon inside the plasma liner. The source of power comes from massive capacitor banks.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060308212104.htm

    However, there is no need for massive capacitors to make a fusion bomb. A much smaller device called a magnetic flux generator can trigger the fusion reaction, that was invented a long time ago (1954) by Andrei Sakharov.

    MFG’s were later perfected by Sakharov’s disciples: a modern Russian rotary MFD can supply 35 million Amps in under 0.1 microsecond, plenty to provide many times over the temperature needed to produce classic fusion reactions, Helium/Boron or Lithium/Hydrogen.

    The technology of modern MFG’s was communicated by Russian physicist to their Western counterparts in the 1990’s, when Russia was being raped daily. Such MFG weigh only 100 kg, for only 1-2 metre long

    In short, by 2006, the USA, under tight control of Israel, had all the Lego pieces to produce a new-generation, non-detectable fusion bomb. A nuclear weapon which fusion reaction would be directly triggered by compressing a plasma, without the need of going first through the (detectable) radioactive fission trigger stage.

    Coincidentally, the Bush administration immediately announced a profound overhaul of its nuclear arsenal in 2006.

    I won’t post any more link; doing so only results in this rare information being culled from the Internet. Anybody really interested can find the information by themselves, using the appropriate key words. And some good faith,

  85. @Malla

    Fontova is known to me. I read his book ” Fidel, Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant”, a fair summation. John Suarez is new. Thanks again.

  86. @HeebHunter

    The “Greatest” subhumans are responsible for the boomers in the first place. God has ways to truly punish the wicked.

    They just fed and provided for the boomers. Boomers got their ideas from TV and schooling.

    In earlier times, most people didn’t get fancy education, and media were less controlled by Jews.

    So, they got some basic schooling and then grew up to be men and women.

    But then came the postwar prosperity and more kids than ever went to college and got fancy learning and became meatheads.

    The ‘greatest generation’ provided food for the body, not for the mind. The mind-food or mind-poison came not from the Silent Majority but Liberal/Radical Minority in control of key institutions.

  87. @anonymous mouse

    Soleimani, a great Iranian patriot who served his nation and did his part to save Syria from radical terrorist thugs aided by Zio-US, Israel, and cuck Saudis.

    Pompeo, a lardass maggot who loyally serves the vile Zionists who’ve done more than any people to destroy White America.

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @anonymous
  88. Mevashir says:
    @Iris

    Do you have a background in nuclear physics or weapons design? You seem incredibly knowledgeable about all this. Gordon Duff at VT will be gratified that you are confirming his claim last year that Beirut port was a nuclear attack

    • Replies: @Iris
  89. Notsofast says:
    @Iris

    agree, trump had stated in a press conference that after meeting with generals they informed him that it seemed to be “…an attack. it was a bomb of some kind.” of course hours later the defense department walked back his comment saying there was no indication of an attack. netanyahu had spoken out a few weeks before that the i.d.f. was planning on using a new weapon soon foreshadowing their dark intentions. lebanon had been attacked economically for years before and this blast was supposed to be the coup de grace.

    • Agree: Iris
  90. Malla says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Thank you for the kind words.

    As far as Castro and Chavez, check out the Marxist Sao Pauolo Forum involving Castro of Cuba, Chavez of Venezuela, Morales of Bolivia and Lula of Brazil. All closely linked to drugs mafias, the shady Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) of the USA and the Davos Globalist Bankers. Check out the works of Brazillian Nationalist Senhor Olavo de Carvalho on this, some of his works are translated to English from Portuguese.

    https://olavodecarvalho.org/olavo-de-carvalho-explains-lula-and-the-sao-paulo-forum/
    Olavo de Carvalho explains Lula and the Sao Paulo Forum

    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/venezuela-cuba-military/

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
    , @Maddaugh
  91. Z-man says:
    @Priss Factor

    I like your description of Plump’eo.

  92. Iris says:
    @Mevashir

    IMHO, people like Gordon Duff and Thierry Meyssan are not stupid. They make such claims, which they don’t fully understand, only because they have credible contacts inside the military; they talk to insiders who are privy to secret information about new weapon systems and can leak a bit of it while remaining anonymous.

    People with a good physics background can understand any weapon system, because armament technology is engineering, and engineering is just an application of Physics.

    Magneto-hydrodynamics is a little trickier because almost all its applications are in confidential weaponry or space industry, with the exception of an overlap with experimental nuclear power generation, which is normally a civilian industry but is still much protected for its strategic industrial edge.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  93. @Yukon Jack

    ‘…’the whore may be crazy but it won’t commit suicide, meaning the USA bends over backwards for Israel but won’t go all the way and commit suicide attacking Iran…’

    The problem with this reasoning is that it assumes infinite forbearance and rationality on Iran’s part.

    What if Iran snaps under the endless pressure and provocations? I see us as the bad guys here; but it emphatically does not follow that the Iranians are saints.

  94. Mevashir says:
    @Iris

    Well whoever you are and whatever you do, I am most impressed by your latest comments.

    Presumably Ron should have a lot to say about this because supposedly he’s studied physics.

    Do you agree with McDuff that the WTC Towers were brought down by small nuclear devices packing about one kiloton?

    Another thing he claims is that a warehouse in Texas that stored obsolete plutonium cores from old nuclear missiles was “ransacked” and hundreds of warheads were sold off on the black market falling into the hands of the Israelis Pakistanis North Koreans Japanese etc. Do you think that is plausible?

    • LOL: A123
    • Replies: @Iris
  95. What a totally idiotic thing for both Uncle \$am and Israel to try to pin on Iran. As if the Iranian state would pull a ridiculous stunt like this.

    One thing I do know is that as idiotic as Biden and his war council and cabinet are, at least they are not as chock full of deranged Evangeleical rapturists as what the Trump team was. And surely they can muster enough grey matter between them to know that there are now two super powers that will not stand any more hegemonic nonsense of destabilisation in regard to Iran.

    This is not an endorsement of the clueless Biden…it is simply my 2 cents worth on which administration I think posed the greatest danger in further destabilising the middle east.

  96. annamaria says:
    @No12kiwi

    A very convenient 9/11, Cheney, and the delusional and maniacal Jewish “deciders:” https://www.voltairenet.org/article213720.html

    From October 12 to 14. 2003, a meeting was held at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. According to the invitation card: «Israel is the moral alternative to Eastern totalitarianism and Western moral relativism. Israel is the ’Ground Zero’ of our civilisation’s central battle for survival. Israel can be saved, and the rest of the West with it. It is time to unite in Jerusalem.»

    Several hundred personalities from the Israeli and US far right are being entertained at the expense of the Russian mafia. Avigdor Lieberman, Benyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Olmert congratulate Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle and Daniel Pipes.

    The incessant, murderous search for Amalek:

    …the theopolitics that this congress claims to follow is a resurgence of Talmudism. This school of thought – of which Leo Strauss was a specialist – interprets Judaism as a thousand-year-old prayer of the Jewish people to avenge the crimes of the Egyptians against their ancestors, their deportation to Babylon by the Assyrians and even the destruction of the Jews of Europe by the Nazis.

    … the “Wolfowitz doctrine” prepares the Armaggedon (the final battle) which will be the establishment of chaos first in the wider Middle East, then in Europe. A general destruction that will mark the divine punishment of those who made the Jewish People suffer.

    They are not only deranged but truly dangerous for humankind at large.

  97. @mocissepvis

    “They never seem to consider that such a war will inevitably turn much of Israel itself into smouldering rubble and much of the Israeli population into corpses. That might actually be the one thin silver lining to such a war.”

    If Israel’s machinations lead to a superpower war, I hope the Zionist entity is annihilated.

  98. Iris says:
    @Mevashir

    I will reply with a “More” tag since this subject seems off topic.

    [MORE]

    Do you agree with McDuff that the WTC Towers were brought down by small nuclear devices packing about one kiloton?

    No, this is nonsense in the eye of physicists, because small, overground fission nuclear devices, even placed in the WTC basement, would have produced (1) unmissable supersonic boom noise (an audible “Bang!!”), (2) unmissable flashballs and (3) a lot of subsequent signature radioactive fallout.

    But he is right about the “nuclear” bit. The WTC was brought down by a very ancient and standard technology, used hundreds of times for testing, which presents no mystery whatsoever.

    The nuclear charges were simply buried underground, inside a borehole of 75m depth below bedrock surface. The rock above the detonation chamber and underneath the Towers acted as a buffer; it dampened and filtered the 3 effects quoted above, and transmitted only the 4th, which is the pressure shockwave (the blast in layman terms), which was so powerful that it turned steel and concrete into dust in seconds.

    Another thing he claims is that a warehouse in Texas that stored obsolete plutonium cores from old nuclear missiles was “ransacked”

    I sincerely wouldn’t know if this happened, but if it did, it would be a terrible violation of any country’s international non-proliferation obligations, and would therefore be, without a doubt, entirely covered up.

    Any country would do the same for a disaster of such magnitude. Russia did cover up the sinking of its Kursk nuclear submarine, which circumstances remain obscure.

    • Thanks: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  99. Larry47460 says: • Website

    SICKENING! BOTH parties are CORRUPT, EPSTEIN GUILTY and serve our 911 MURDERING / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS TERRORIST / Beruit NUKING / USS LIBERTY MURDERING PARASITE SATANIC SCUMBAG MONSTERS IN TEL AVIV. Get it?

  100. anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    The even greater irony is that the Israel Mike Pompeo serves has been secretly negotiating a new world order that involves throwing the US under the bus and repopulating North America with Chinese as an agricultural resource in the way Israel’s agents are buying up the Ukraine for such purposes. It’s about food, and the pandemic that takes down America and Europe may well be crop and livestock pandemics on top of covid lockdowns that when combined will destroy the food chain and take us down faster than if our cities were nuked. Unless things have changed, the food chain is so shallow as to prevent reversal of such a plan. It could break any time since we are living under an unelected Jewish junta put in power by Chinese hacking of our voting systems. People, however, still don’t get the connection. I’d be checking ag labs and every Chabad stronghold for livestock and crop vectors, as well as the usual, subversive university labs for human vectors, but then again, the Jews already control the SPLC’s FBI and we shouldn’t hold our breath. Hey, and what about Mitch’s wife Elaine’s family’s connection through the Jewish shipbrokering firm of Jacques Pierot Jr & Sons of old, across the street from her father’s office, that may explain the origins of Jewish money financing the transfer of our capital resources to China, in her family’s case via essentially Chinese slave labor on secretly Jewish-owned ships and finally translating through Wall Street to the loss of our factories as well as our ships?

  101. Does Israel even need false flags to make the US do its bidding?

  102. Mevashir says:
    @Iris

    Thanks. I am sending your comment to McDuff.

    [MORE]

    I am being shut down by the powers that be here so I will not be participating any further in this forum. Shalom

  103. chris says:

    The words “Biden” and “courage” don’t belong within a mile of the same sentence.

    The way Biden got to where he is was to exercise unwavering, craven slavishness. He wouldn’t know what courage was if he would smell it in the hair of a 12 year old.

    So no, we’re not getting any relief from that source.

    BTW, when I read that the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan had escorted the ‘stricken’ ship back into port, I knew right away that the fix is in. The purpose of that escort is to make a federal case out of it, secure the fabricated evidence and prevent everyone in the line of command from backing out of it.

  104. @Malla

    Sorry, Malla.

    When I see an article from Thomson Reuter-Rooter I read Guardian or WaPo, or CBC.

    You are appearing like a disinfo artist.

    • Agree: Biff, Mulga Mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Malla
  105. “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, September 2001

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, August 2003

    [MORE]

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, May 2009

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, February 2011

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, April 2013

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, August 2014

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, August 2015

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, December 2015

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, January 2020

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, February 2020

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, March 2020

    “It was an Israeli false-flag attack”
    – Philip Giraldi, August 2021

    • Replies: @Josh Kenn
  106. Biden was put in the Oval Office for having his closet full of cadavers. The moment he says NO to his Judeo-Zionist handlers´ desiderata he will be decapitated by the exposition of his closet. But do not expect this kind of heroic gesture from an utter coward like Biden, a “materialist” politician devoid of shame, self-esteem, or pride—–like the rest of the US elites.

  107. “asserting its right to attack anyone at any time who refuses to recognize Washington’s leadership.”

    Feel free to mansplain that one anytime, Phil. Presumably those on the bridge of that cargo ship were refusing to recognize Washington’s leadership….huh?

  108. lysias says:
    @Iris

    Could a magnetohydrodynamic weapon have been what was used on 9/11?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Iris
  109. Malla says:
    @bike-anarkist

    You are appearing like a disinfo artist.

    One link makes me a disinfo agent? Ya rite
    The truth is there was one more article written by Senhor Olavo de Carvalho explaining in detail of how Castro was looting Venezuelan oil wealth with Chavez to keep his Cuban economy from crumbling. But that page is gone now as Senhor de Carvalho has moved to a new website, maybe his old website was scrubbed by the usual. Only some of his articles are translated to English. That is why I linked whatever I could find. Also Señor Humberto Fontova in the above video talks about Cuban military personnel being sent to Venezuela under the garb of sending the famed (which is bullshit) Cuban doctors.

    • Replies: @Anon
  110. This is the sort of thing that really needs to wake up people on the left: the leaders that you elect are not much different from the hawks in the Republican party. They virtue signal like you want them to do, but at the end of the day the difference is that Biden will paint rainbow flags on the missiles he fires at Muslims at the behest of Israel & the Military-industrial complex.

  111. @Alfa158

    I have no idea what will happen next, but the idea of attacking Iran seems to me ludicrous. The United States is fading fast, it’s last big wars in the Middle East have drained the treasury, morale is low, trannies and gays are taking over the military. The nation is teetering on collapse.

    The USA can not do a big war at this point, and Israel is run by pussies who do war by deception because they lack the morals to do war based on truths. Thieves don’t go to war, that is not the way of the thief, the thief wants gain based on theft, not effort, and the Jewish holy books say this:

    “When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you — a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant … (Deuteronomy 6:10-11)

    “The goyim shall rebuild your walls, and their kings shall minister unto you …Your gates shall be open continuously; day and night they shall not be shut; that men may bring to you the wealth of the goyim, with their kings led in procession. For the goyim or kingdom that will not serve you; shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste … “ (Isaiah 60:10-12)

    “You shall suck the milk of the goyim, you shall suck the breast of kings ….(Isaiah 60:10-16)

    “And goyim shall stand and feed your flocks, strangers shall be yourplowmen and vinedressers; but you shall be called the priests of the Lord, men shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the goyim, and in their riches you shall glory. (Isaiah 61:5-6)

    Israel is propped up by the USA and Rothschild. It is an artificial state. If Amerika goes down, Israel won’t last one year. If Amerika won’t attack Iran for Israel, then the game is about up. View it as an early warning sign.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  112. lysias says:

    What was the USS Ronald Reagan doing off the coast of Oman? I thought it was stationed in Japan.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  113. anaccount says:
    @anon

    I know right? It just amazes me how people can believe anything the government says, and yet they do. People still do, even those self described free thinkers. Unz even believes the stats on supposed Covid deaths, which amazes me. Apparently you can think the US Government is behind a bio-warfare attack and then believe that same government when it presents garbage data.

    But back to this story, it shouldn’t surprise anyone here that Israel likes to attack itself. All those suicide bombers in Israel back in the early 2000’s were probably just let in.

    • Agree: Drapetomaniac
  114. @Old Prude

    The people claiming that Iran did it are the same people who pretend to be friends of the US, while stabbing it in the back. They have pulled this trick before: blow up stuff and blame it on someone else. Americans should SUSPECT the usual suspects. They walk among us! Remember the USS Liberty. What are you going to do, send them 32,000,000,000 dollars?

  115. @Ktulu

    Ah come on, Ktulu. There is not a fighting force in the world that can defeat our military’s trans, non-binaries, other assorted wokesters, and pregos in flight suits. As the neo-cons would say, “It will be a cake walk.”

    And with making the world safe for wokesterism, I’m sure we’ll hear Bushie say again, “Freedumb is on the march.” That’s assuming we can pull him away from his finger paintings long enough to comment.

  116. I agree with Phil’s skepticism.

    How is it that the name of the Romanian captain of the Mercer who was supposedly killed has not been released publicly?

    And what’s with the Asphalt Princess? The company that supposedly owns it is called Asphalt Princess Lines. So do we infer that this “shipping line” has one ship?

    False flag indeed.

  117. @lysias

    Normally it protects the freedom of the Pacific Ocean, but recently the US has suspected China of trying to steal the Indian Ocean, so Ronald Reagan and the USS Nebbish have been keeping it free for everybody. It’s a public service. Remember Diego Garcia?

  118. @Ktulu

    Thank you for pointing out that tsarist Russia actively entered the fray.
    The highly interesting monk Rasputin advised against this monumental and suicidal act of bad judgement — he was murdered for his pains and slandered ever after, as is perfidious Albion’s wont.

    The Bolsheviks published the diplomatic correspondence between Russia and Britain in the twenties — fonts of insight now largely ignored, especially as they lead to the question whether Britain played the same trick twice.

    • Thanks: Iris
  119. @BorisMay

    Not so.

    A few million refugees will come to Europe and be welcomed.

    At least if they did not pull a Samson first.

    But who knows. Most probably even then.

  120. Israel is visible upset at Iran over nukes. Israel has nukes and uses them on a regular basis, the Beirut bombing is their latest atrocity – and we know it was them because Bibi did a UN speech where he held up the target area (Beirut) and made the accusations beforehand.

    Of course the Jewish leaning academics argue that Bibi didn’t hold up the exact target. But of course, he would not give you the exact coordinates. This was much discussed right here on Unz.Here is my tongue in cheek argument with an egghead PhD about the Beirut nuking:

    Yukon Jack (YJ) “Look Israel just nuked Beirut with F-16s, you can hear them in the video”

    Egghead PhD (aka Dumb ass intellectual DAI) What do you mean it was Ammonium Nitrate that is what Wolf Blitzer said on CNN.”

    YJ “That is the cover story like Oswald, you always got to have a story to cover up the Mossad crime”

    DAI “You accuse Mossad, IDF, and Israel, you have no proof, Israel is our best ally.” “It is preposterous Israel would nuke the biggest grain silo to starve Arabs”

    YJ Israel is our sworn enemy and is destroying us one false flag at a time, even the latest PM Bibi Netanyahu said this in Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem, and Israel admits they attacked the USS Liberty in 1967.

    This is a quote taken from an audio recording of Netanyahu in Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem in 1990.

    “America is a golden calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it is the will of God, and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again and again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”

    DAI “Oh you are just a Jew hater, you probably hate Christ also, you are going to hell, my pastor said to love Israel is to love God. You’d better change your tune or you will find yourself being sent to hell Yukon”

    YJ “You can keep your hell god love to yourself, so you know Beirut was nuked because it looked like a nuke, and the aftermath looks like Hiroshima”

    DAI “My grant money depends on me loving Jews and Israel, so this conversation is over”

  121. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:

    Why have “Israeli superspy” Robert Maxwell’s sons (i.e. Ghislaine Maxwell’s brothers) started an influential think tank about “countering radical Islamist extremism”?

    CoJiT: The “Anti-Extremism” Think Tank Started by Sons of Israeli Superspy Robert Maxwell
    CoJiT’s profound and manifold connections to the Israeli security state call into question the Maxwell brothers’ motives for founding the think tank, considering how an anti-Muslim extremism agenda could dovetail so easily with a pro-Israeli state one.
    by Alan Macleod
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/cojit-influential-think-tank-started-sons-israel-superspy-robert-maxwell/278112/

  122. @A123

    Our daily dose of Zionazi slime.

  123. Josh Kenn says:

    Serious people know it was an Israeli FF. Most of them are.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  124. El Dato says:
    @Iris

    Only a nuclear detonation could have achieved such a wave-coherent and powerful explosion

    Of course not.

    Also, if that had been a nuclear explosion you wouldn’t have a single photographer would have escaped with a least a bad case of sunburn, and no youtube videos.

    US has been developing, since 2006 and under Israeli control, a new generation of fusion-based, clean, undetectable nuclear weapons, which leave almost no radioactivity signature.

    I assure you that doesn’t exist. You cannot get fusion going without a fission trigger and the Nature article just talks about the “Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW)”, which is a standard nuclear warhead, just built so that it can be managed / warehoused and detonated easily. Why Because

    The chief worry was that the constant stream of radiation that comes from the plutonium itself could create cavities in its crystalline structure, causing the weapon to fail.

    among others.

    These new weapons come as the development of a field of Physics called magnetohydrodynamics, or magneto-fluiddynamics,

    This is just application of magnetic fields to fluids. It doesn’t give you new physics or unlocks new sources of energy.

    Thierry Meyssan, who is scientifically-illeterate but has good contacts within the active French military, acknowledged very early that “a new type of weapons” had been used to blow up the Beirut harbour.

    Thierry Meyssan, much like Unz, is in the business of throwing conspiracy theories out there. Only his are much less interesting.

    Objectively, this is the same quality of “super tech conspiracy” as “frozen aliens in US bases”.

    Beirut was just a silly stasj of ammonium nitrate that some bureaucratic shitheads have left lying around out of utter lazyness, stupidity and incompetence. They should be hunted down and killed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ammonium_nitrate_disasters

    • Troll: Iris
    • Replies: @RobinG
  125. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:
    @Malla

    It was Cuban doctors and Cuban engineers who brought relief to Pakistan following the flood in 2006. It was Cuban doctors and humanitarian supports from Cuba that had helped Haiti following repeated disasters .

    The link you provide doesn’t prove anything . It has no new information other than what is known to the world already – Lula Castro, Chavez are socialist . The author is lying when he says Chavez and Lula are anti democratic .

    Both came through the processes of election . Lula lost due to machination , media biases , corruption of judiciary process, and foreign encouragement .
    Chavez was toppled by Bush but he returned .

    Author was invited by US State dept . He laments that CFR doesn’t take São Paulo Forum seriously
    It doesn’t mean Lula is a protege of US state dept or of CFR or of any globalist .

    Author is basically , to give an example to make it easier for you to understand is like , Bush complaining to Israel : I don’t have anything on Iran . But it’s a bad guy . They have said they would make Israel disappear . Can you do something ? They have said they want Israel disappear ‘ – then he repeats and spins that information into an article .
    That’s what that write -up has been reduced to .

    Reuters article doesn’t throw any light on corruption , embezzlement , or unwanted foreign intervention or starving it’s own people other than throwing those words .

    In 2009 , Honduras threw out its elected leader in a coup supported by Hillary .
    Chavez had nothing to do .

    By the way it’s not Chavez but Trump and UK – British bank that had stolen billions from Venezuala.

    Yes , your articles are disinformation .

    • Replies: @Maddaugh
    , @Malla
  126. Hossein says:

    https://www.dusc.org/en/drasat/9870/

    Deliberate destruction of environment and forcing millions people to migrate is a horrendous crimes against humanity committed by Persian racist Mullas.
    3000 men , women and children have also been detained and sent to unknown locations facing torture and other abuses, Their crime? Being Arabs in a country that promotes Aryan racism while at the same time claiming to support , well trying to control, the Palestinian anti colonial resistance movement.

    It is shocking and disturbing how some left and right leaning people and organization lend their support to this blatantly racist clerical regime .

  127. Maddaugh says:
    @Malla

    Malla, you are right in your assertions.

    I think the majority have been duped into thinking maximum leaders or Latin American “Caudillos” are paragons of virtue. Every single one knows their days of dictatorship WILL end and they make provision for a comfortable retirement when that day comes usually in a place where other Dictators dwell. One can call it a “wink wink” arrangement where they each keep on good terms with each other so if they have to flee there is a place to chill.

    These fellows and their cabal live very, very well. If food, clothing and shelter are necessities of life, these characters excel in the goodies. The Castro brothers for example. The average Cuban lived in some dilapidated house, ate octopus, drank water and wore the same shirt and pants day in and day out. The Communist elite on the other hand commandeered the mansions of the Miami departed elite, drank the finest beverages, guzzled delicacies many specially imported and had expensive clothing. Castro favourites and loyalists tooled in expensive Euro wheels while the average Cuban sweltered in old buses (guagua). Many “lucky” Cubans owned cars from the 50’s, vehicles long scrapped in the rest of the world. Ever seen a Chevvy with a Ford rear end, an old Lada engine, Russian truck wheels, a Chinese canvas top, Volkswagen seats, an exhaust of old drainage pipe and a trumpet for a horn with engine components held together with wire and duct tape ? Visit Havana and hire one of these relics.

    It is the same in every country in Latin America. Anyone who thinks the elite there, whatever their political “beliefs” live like the common folk, are regular church goers and follow the path of the Lord has to be a complete idiot. The rules made by the nobility are for the Serfs ONLY. For the Nobility, anything and everything goes !

    Bike-Anarkist must have fallen off his bike and suffered a severe concussion. There is no other explanation for his lack of knowledge, ignorance or refusal to acknowledge how this old world REALLY works.

    • Agree: Malla
    • Thanks: ivan
    • Replies: @anon
  128. Maddaugh says:
    @Anon

    You dont know what the fuck you are talking about ! Your comment is sheer nonsense.

    How would you like to be a Cuban Doctor. One day an official arrives at your door and the following discussion takes place.

    Official: “Listen Comrade, you must go to Bugaboo land and look after the poor and disenfranchised. It will reflect well on Comrade Fidel”

    Doctor: ” But there are people in Cuba who need our help”

    Official: ” Comrade, por favor, I am begging you. You must go. This is what Maximum Jefe wants. We understand your reluctance and concern for the people and the Revolution but as we speak other Comrades from the Department of Security are speaking with your Mother, Sister, Brothers, Uncle, Daddy, and your Grand Mothers Grandson serving a 50 year sentence on the Isle of Pines. for trading in US dollars If I cannot convince you, Fidel;s hope is that they will be able to”

    Doctor: “Si Senor, I will serve the Cuban revolution and make Comrade Fidel and Raul proud. I will also return (ie not defect) because I love my country. When do I leave ?”

    Official: “There is a special overseas bonus of \$15 US per month. That is a 50% increase in your salary. Buena Suerte. The Revolution is proud of you”

    As for Chavez, Lula, Maduro, Morales, Paco, Pico, whatever or whoever, socialists or communists, in out, deposed, reinstated………. they are all corrupted and corrupt others to a degree your little mind could never grasp. Their politics is the smoke screen for personal , family and friends enrichment not the betterment of anyone else.

    There is a saying applicable to all of Latin America. “Ali Baba usually leaves but the 40 thieves stay”

    • Replies: @Anon
  129. Malla says:
    @Anon

    Nope they are not disinfo. These are the real facts behind the scenes. The CFR was trying to HIDE the existence of the Sao Paulo Forum. The whole Cuban doctor thing is overrated. You need to reread the article again. The links Lula has with Drug gangs, Lula’s wife came out in the open and said her husband is not a trustworthy guy.
    What you are blabeering is the typical bullshit taught in American Universities all linked to the American Deep State.

    • Replies: @anon
  130. Iris says:
    @lysias

    Hello Lysias. I will reply under the MORE tag since this is considered off topic.

    [MORE]

    Could a magnetohydrodynamic weapon have been what was used on 9/11?

    To clarify my precedent comments and hypothesis with regard to the novel weapon used to blow up the Beirut harbour, it is not the MHD weapon itself that was the source of the main explosion.

    A classic fusion bomb/ Hydrogen bomb/ H Bomb needs to be first kickstarted with a small fission bomb/ A bomb. It is the latter that produces the characteristic radioactive fallout.

    The novel weapon is still a thermonuclear fusion bomb, but its detonation is this time triggered by an MHD device, which replaces the nuclear fission trigger and does not produce any incriminating radioactivity.

    The absence of subsequent radioactivity allows whoever used it, the Israelis in this case, to plausibly deny any involvement.
    So MFD devices are not bombs as such, but triggers to initiate a fusion reaction.

    Regarding 9/11, there is no mystery as to how the WTC was demolished. What was used is a classic, standard, ancient technique of underground nuclear detonations. This is how all real-life nuclear testing is done.

    A classic A bomb was lowered underground inside a borehole, at 75 metres below bedrock level, and below the respective tower standing above it. It was then detonated. The layer of rock interfacing between the bomb and the tower’s foundations dampened the sonic boom, contained the flashballs and mostly all of the radioactivity, and transmitted only the supersonic shockwave that dustified the building.

    There is no WTC demolition mystery, just censorship of blatant and recognised evidence. It is a case of Andersen’s naked emperor that everybody sees but is too scared to point to. Within a circle of physicists/engineers, the WTC “mystery” is done and dealt with in 10 minutes.

    The method utilised, especially the improvised demolition of WTC7 after it unexpectedly sustained obvious traces of explosion collateral damage, also show that Larry Silverstein was the leading manager of the operation. With regards.

  131. Jazman says:
    @AnonFromTN

    Funny thing is how Putin praise his cognitive ability and focus

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  132. anon[400] • Disclaimer says:
    @Maddaugh

    why do you expect a saint out of these latin american ledaets ? Was any or is any of the capitalist leaders ever a saint ?

    Why is Sweden in volved in sparedaing terrroism – ? https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/complicity-terror
    Give me one name out of western Europe whose leaders does not have blood of the third world on his hand or not responoble for the blood shed or the ravges of the neoliberalism ?

    Is Niacaragua,is Cuba beter than Haiti or El Salvador ?
    Was the corrupt leader of Libya – Ghaddafi better than Mubarek ?
    Would Patrcik Lumamaba compare badly aginst Kabila ?
    My answer – hands down these leaders from Congo or Brazil would win by any parameter you choose .
    May be Bolsanro should be congratulated by you .

    Foreign intervention distorts moral standard . Mao knew thaat and upended that game . So he has been repeatedly depicted as mad murderer.

    Look at Taliban . Its way worse than Zahir Shah or even Nazibullah but million times beter than what US has in mind as leader for that country .

    • Replies: @Malla
  133. @Jazman

    Funny thing is how Putin praise his cognitive ability and focus

    Putin has been trolling Western “leaders” for years now. They are rarely aware that what he says is either warning (e.g., Munich speech) or trolling.

  134. RobinG says:
    @El Dato

    “You cannot get fusion going without a fission trigger …”

    If that’s so, how are fusion reactors for energy production going to operate?
    (I’ve been a fusion energy skeptic for decades, but now that the Russians and Chinese are also in the game, should I be less dismissive?)

    • Replies: @Iris
  135. Malla says:
    @anon

    Buddy both the Capitalist and Commie leaders are crap. It is just that Commie leaders can hide their sins better and because many a times Global media & academia has a left wing bias, many a times most people do not come to know the sins of the Commie leaders. Sometimes they go after Commie leaders too if they are the wrong type of Commie leaders (Trotskyites Vs Stalinists type rivalries) or if the Globalists believe that the particular Commie leader is to be thrown under the bus after bringing them to power in the first place.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  136. Josh Kenn says:
    @Johnny Rico

    Through deception they wage war. In their own words. They are an evil nation built on lies for the purpose of lies and greed.

  137. Iris says:
    @RobinG

    If that’s so, how are fusion reactors for energy production going to operate?

    Exactly so. They are talking nonsense with impudence, as trolls do.

    [MORE]

    Fusion-level temperatures are commonly obtained by generating an electromagnetic field, which attracts elementary particles and dissociates a gas into a high-temperature plasma. This plasma is then maintained under an optimised doughnout-shaped cloud, for long enough to generate fusion reactions. There is no fission involved whatsoever.

    The above is the basic operating principle of the most common experimental fusion devices, called Tokamaks, which are operated in all developed countries.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  138. RobinG says:
    @Malla

    [OT] Previously, I misattributed (?) this to another commenter. Were you the (self described) pube plucker?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Malla
  139. RobinG says:
    @Iris

    Tokamak – shmokamak. Are they really appreciably closer to operable now than they were in 1980? The gain in useful energy (i.e. more output than input) seems about equal to algae experiments.

  140. arami says:

    In First Massive Cyberattack, China Targets Israel

    Attack, revealed by FireEye, also targeted Israeli defense bodies and was part of a broader campaign by Chinese intel. It is the first documented case of a large-scale Chinese attack on Israel

    Yesterday August 10, Haaretz reported:

    {A coordinated cyberattack, which most likely originated in China, hit dozens of Israeli government and private organizations, according to an announcement Monday by the international cybersecurity company FireEye.

    This is the first documented case of a large-scale Chinese attack on Israel. It was part of a broader campaign that targeted many other countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Thailand. FireEye has been monitoring the operation for two years.}

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/tech-news/.premium-chinese-cyberattack-targeted-dozens-of-israeli-public-and-private-organizations-1.10102531

  141. Anon[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @Maddaugh

    Alternative for Cuban doctor is to become a doctor in Haiti or ElSalvador .
    Not a doctor in US. Even when it comes to US, his choice is limited to doing long hours as internists .

    Now you have a choice . You can expose these leaders . Then provide something beyond your blathering .
    You can compare them to other leaders in the world and come up with a nice chart showing them to be worse off .
    By the way did UK return Venezuelaan gold ? Did Trump return Venezuelan money ?
    Did by the way Chavez try to kill any leader or Castro ?

    Let me know when you have your answers.

    Hey don’t blather .

  142. Anon[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @RobinG

    That’s a nice description . Ask him to provide evidence , he goes missing . He creates or finds someone like Tom Friedman finds someone always in ME who will narrate pro western bs . That account collected from whether in Syrian souk , or in Kurdish jail or in the German asylum shelter become the fact for Friedman or for O ‘Reilly or Jack Tapper.

    • Replies: @Malla
  143. @Yukon Jack

    ‘…I have no idea what will happen next, but the idea of attacking Iran seems to me ludicrous. The United States is fading fast, it’s last big wars in the Middle East have drained the treasury, morale is low, trannies and gays are taking over the military. The nation is teetering on collapse.’

    …so at this point, starting an evil, futile, humiliating, and self-destructive war would be perfectly in character.

    I wouldn’t put it past the swine. After all, they need to distract white America from their catastrophic domestic policies. Remember that abortive attempt to get everyone interested in UFO’s?

    Whatever it takes. They’ll try a war with Iran if they’ve no choice.

  144. arami says:

    President elect Ibrahim Raisi officially introduced his cabinet members to the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

    In the first session, while announcing the receipt of the submitted list, the parliament will invite the proposed ministers to first present their views and plans in a meeting with specialized commissions, and then a discussion about the ministers will be held in public.

    All cabinet members have been educated in IRAN, many have PhD. No more dual or Green Card officials. The West uses NGOs and dual citizens to harm targeted countries. We have seen it in Iran, Lebanon and other places.

    No more western educated like Zarif, Iraqchi, Salehi or Rouhani who TRUSTED the west and gave too many concessions for nothing where was not yet enough for the Jewish mafia and its zionist stooges, because they are after Iran’s existence and its integrity.

    Iran legal nuclear program is just an excuse to destroy Iran. Whoever has not understood this simple fact, should examine his/her head.

    The western stooges like Biden should not squeeze Iran for more concessions, he will not get it. US and European colonies have to deliver their shares that have already agreed on to give for the concessions Iran made, and then shut up. The world is sick with these impostors.

    Iranians are very angry and want the new administration stands firm against Jewish mafia and its stooges Biden, Macron, Johnson and Merkel, all hypocrites who have done Iran harm to serve the interest of the apartheid entity. This must be stopped now.

    https://www.alef.ir/news/4000520070.html

  145. arami says:

    Israel is after Iran integrity using the fifth column western ‘leaders’ to achieve
    its goal to erect ‘greater Israel’ where they should be denied. Israel and Jewish mafia uses their agents like Blinken and other Jewish mafia members to wage a war where the western children fight for the criminal Tribe. Israel also is using Azerbaijan on Iranian border to exert pressure and spy on Iran.

    Eldar Mamedov write:

    [For Israel, Azerbaijan is a key cog in its latest iteration of its “periphery strategy” “” — or balancing its regional enemies, mainly Iran, — by cultivating ties with so-called “moderate” Muslim regimes. As a neighbor of Iran that shares a mistrust of the Islamic Republic, Azerbaijan fits the bill.

    While it has been long engaged in a “shadow war” with Iran, recent statements by Israeli officials point to a radicalized posture. In just the past week, Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. stated publicly that Israel seeks a coup d’etat and regime change in Iran, while Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz threatened to take military action against Tehran. Moreover, an Israeli establishment think tank, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, or BESA, published a paper openly calling for military support for non-Persian ethnic minority groups that allegedly favor secession from Iran. In that sense, Iran hawks in both Washington and Jerusalem have long placed their greatest hopes on Azerbaijanis, the largest of Iran’s minorities, in particular.]

    https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/08/11/how-the-budding-azerbaijan-israel-alliance-is-more-than-just-good-business/

    For the past 40 years, the zionists and its stooges are seeking Iran destruction through partition of the country where Britain, US and Saudi Arabia are party to it.

    Britain and Saudi Arabia are very active in the Khuzistan region and have constructed FAKE groups with FAKE flag funded by the Saudi Arabia. The zionist mass murderers in the US and Europe staged many conferences using Iranian sell out and stooges to give a n Iranian ‘face’ to deceive the public and get support where has been totally a FAILURE. It is similar to stupid plan ‘maximum pressure’ implemented by the zionist servant Trump.
    They know that Iranian people are not going to be fooled by these terrorists because they
    know Iran is the safest country in the region despite the fact that Israel and its terrorists tried to break up Iran through economic sanctions, terrorist activity and Chaos. Iranians are not going to cooperate with you idiots because you have done so much crimes against humanity that they wish your destruction to save the planet.

    Iranians are not dumb to listen to lies of the zionist mass murderers. They are informed and know that so many countries have been destroyed by wars that you waged deceiving the public, and millions you have killed and millions more you have made refugees, to keep your apartheid entity to expand it so using all these fake ‘minorities’ to help you erect ‘greater Israel’, where I assure YOU that you will take it into your graves.

    Israel has been working with the kurd as informants in Iraq since 1950s passing information to apartheid entity where today are acting as foot soldiers terrorizing people in Syria, Iraq and Iran hoping the Jewish mafia deliver and give them a ‘state’ where all is a piece of shit. Israel cannot hold to its stolen land forever and will be dismantled soon.

    Now, Israel after all these years, many assassination, economic sanctions, spying and robing other countries and different groups, is openly talking about ‘regime change’ to bring the stupid Reza, the Shah’s son who loves only the money part of it funded by the Saudi Arabia, back on the throne. Reza is a stooge where no one wants. The Jewish mafia should give him a job if they like him so much and keep him close by until apartheid entity is dismantled and they have to go back to where they came from. Iranian people forced the zionists and its stooges, Pahlavi, out of Iran 42 years ago. Don’t you remember idiots.

    It is the time that the world stands UNITED against the criminal Tribe and their servants until they are destroyed. The prerequisite for peace on earth is destruction of Jewish mafia and its extension.

    • Thanks: Robjil
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  146. JimDandy says:
    @Yukon Jack

    “the whore may be crazy but it won’t commit suicide, meaning

    meaning the pimps cluster together like burrs, and there must be a faction of Jewish power in America that views the ramifications of an attack on Iran with clear eyes.

  147. Malla says:
    @Anon

    What rubbish. Go through my comment history, I have never gone misisng anywhere. Stop lying and putting false accusations like a diseased whore. You are just pissed because your childish, black and White, revolutionaries Vs Imperialists pet theories has been shattered. All your so called”revolutionries’ are fake.

  148. Malla says:
    @RobinG

    Your comment does not make any sense.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  149. RobinG says:
    @Malla

    Some months back, there was a discussion on personal hygiene. Someone professed that he (and his wife) removed underarm and pubic hair, by plucking! I thought I knew who said that, but he denied it. (Doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t him, I suppose.) You’re just my next guess. This practice is definitely not in the Koran. If it’s in some obscure Hadith, it’s an odd habit to latch onto, imo.

    • Replies: @Malla
  150. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    ASPHALT PRINCESS

  151. Malla says:
    @RobinG

    Well, it surely is not me. I am Hindu not Muslim. Plucking pubic hair and underarm hair huh. Interesting. Good for hygiene but sounds painful.

  152. Goyboy says:
    @Iris

    Ammonium nitrate also needs to be mixed with diesel and needs detonating cord and detonators for it to go off.

    What went off, went off within a micro-second. You’re correct, not possible for a substance covering an enormous amount of warehouse space.

    Twas a crime committed by a nation state.

  153. @Briggs

    Psychopaths gotta be psychopathin’.

  154. @Franklin Ryckaert

    By way of evil thou shalt exist.

    A universal motto of government.

  155. RobinG says:

    It’s time for a Citizens Congress to demand an end to US support of Israel. No elected official will dare, so don’t expect them to act. They are incapable.

    [Grant] Smith said: “But no member of Congress has taken up this issue — or even mentioned Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal.”

    Grant also wrote the piece “Challenging the secret ‘Israel Nuclear Weapons Gag Order’ WNP-136” about a government order that “forbids all U.S. government agency employees and contractors from discussing Israel’s nuclear weapons program.”

    Grant said today: “It seems as though even these members of Congress, as well as the rest of the U.S. government, are abiding by this secret gag order when they could take action which would challenge the administration’s refusal to acknowledge Israel’s nuclear weapons and possibly stop \$3.8 billion in taxpayer money from going to Israel.

    https://accuracy.org/release/could-congress-cut-off-funding-to-israel-by-acknowledging-its-nuclear-weapons/

    The dismantlement of the Zionist entity is near at hand, the elements are falling into place. Peter Beinart’s NYT op-ed, whatever it lacked, was significant.
    Why Won’t Biden — and Others — Admit Israel Has Nuclear Weapons?
    https://accuracy.org/release/why-wont-biden-and-others-admit-israel-has-nuclear-weapons/

    • Thanks: Iris
    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  156. Vanunu says:

    The most evil government on the planet wouldn’t do that!

    Remember the USS Liberty

  157. @Herald

    Iran is huge compared to Israel. Fortunately the Iranian leadership, although religious extremist, don’t seem to possess quite the blood-lust of the Zionazi Bosses. Judaic religious dogma asserts that killing ‘enemy’ civilians is not just permissible, but a mitzvah, or good deed. All in all, although I do not approve of any theocracy, the Iranians seem vastly less dangerous to humanity than the Zionazis.

    • Agree: HdC
  158. @RobinG

    The Jewish control of US politics has reached truly Swiftian levels. Yet, creatures like Deborah Lipstadt screech incessantly, that saying that Jews have influence in US politics is ‘antisemitic’. I think that that level of cognitive dissonance would defeat even Swift.

  159. @arami

    Which is the real reason Bidet left Afghanistan. So that the viciously anti-Iranian, anti-Sh’ia Taliban can come to power. The handing over of vast supplies of armaments and vehicles, and the sudden disappearance of Daesh, that US creation, in Afghanistan rather give the game away. The fall of Mazar-i-sharif, the Sh’ia redoubt will give us more clues. When the Taliban captured it in the 90s there were widespread atrocities committed against the Shiite Hazara and Iranian diplomats.

    • Replies: @arami
  160. arami says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Thank you for your comment. You are absolutely right, that’s why Iranians are very worried about the latest events in Afghanistan, because they don’t want another border be used by the zionists to spy on Iran. I am very suspicious of this quick ‘victory’ into power where was agreed upon by the zionist agents, Khalilzad, Ashraf Ghani, Karzai and trump regime to help the Jewish mafia.

    Azerbaijan is another zionist spy network on the Iranian border.
    I bet you, Taliban is going to recognize Israel soon after Taliban settles, made possible by a plan made by Khalilzad, Ghani with Trump blessing and approved by Biden where let racist Pashtun Taliban come into power in Afghanistan with a dark history. But the history tells us, in fact, this scenario is desired by the imperialist/zionist to make Iran’s Northern border unstable due to chaos which is good for destabilization.

    They have done it hundred times before, and have NO shame about it and don’t care that they have killed millions of people since 9/11, a false flag terror, to expand their influences worldwide.

  161. Athena says:

    Shell and BP

    Britain’s Dangerous and Ignored Special Relationship With Oman

    ”By retaining faith in repressive pro-Western leaders in the region, backing them to the hilt, supplying them with arms and using their territory to militarily intervene in the region, Britain is continuing its long-standing Middle East policy… It really is time that British journalists find out where Oman is on the map and highlight what their country is actually doing there.”

    ”Shell has a 34 per cent interest (alongside the government’s 60 per cent) in the Petroleum Development Corporation which manages the country’s oil.”

    From: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mark-curtis/britain-oman_b_11426144.html

    See also: Britain mourns its favourite Middle Eastern dictator

    ”The British oil firm BP owns a 60% stake in what it calls Oman’s “giant Khazzan gas field” — a very high proportion by international standards, which leaves the Omani state with just 40%.

    Oman spends more per capita on its military than most other states in the Middle East. Faced with no hostile neighbours, a significant portion of the country’s wealth has supported keeping the Sultan in power. Some expenditure was kept hidden from Omanis, such as a plan in 1984 to build a “secret Omani emergency headquarters [sic]”, apparently for military communications, that declassified UK files say would have cost £300-million (worth almost £1-billion in today’s value), and been constructed by a British company.”

    on: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-01-17-britain-mourns-its-favourite-middle-eastern-dictator/

    • Replies: @RobinG
  162. RobinG says:
    @Athena

    “…repressive pro-Western leaders..”

    What have you got against Oman? Looks like Huff-Po hates successful leadership.

  163. anarchyst says:

    With Afghani poppy agriculture and production now in Taliban hands, where is the CIA going to procure its heroin precursors from?
    Intelligent, aware people want to know…

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