VIPS Call on Trump Not to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

As Donald Trump announces his decision at 2 pm Tuesday on staying in the Iran nuclear deal, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge him in this memo exclusive to Consortium News not to base his decision on fabricated evidence.

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Being “Played” By Bogus Evidence on Iran

NOTE: The evidence presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 30 alleging a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program shows blatant signs of fabrication. That evidence is linked to documents presented by the Bush Administration more a decade earlier as proof of a covert Iran nuclear weapons program. Those documents were clearly fabricated as well.

We sent President Bush a similar warning about bogus intelligence — much of it fabricated by Israel —six weeks before the U.S./UK attack on Iraq, but Bush paid us no heed. This time, we hope you will take note before things spin even further out of control in the Middle East. In short, Israel’s “new” damaging documents on Iran were fabricated by the Israelis themselves.

Executive Summary

The Bush administration account of how the documents on Iran got into the hands of the CIA is not true. We can prove that the actual documents originally came not from Iran but from Israel. And the documents were never authenticated by the CIA or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Two former Directors-General of the IAEA, Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei, have publicly expressed suspicion that the documents were fabricated. And forensic examination of the documents yielded multiple signs that they are fraudulent.

We urge you to insist on an independent inquiry into the actual origins of these documents. We believe that the renewed attention being given to claims that Iran is secretly working to develop nuclear weapons betokens a transparent attempt to stoke hostility toward Iran, with an eye toward helping “justify” pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

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Mr. President,

We write you in the hope that you will be informed of our views before you decide whether to continue to adhere to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran. We fear that upcoming decisions may be based, in part, on unreliable documents alleging secret nuclear weapons activity in Iran.

On April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu displayed some of those documents in his slide show on what he called the Iranian “atomic archive.” But those are precisely the same fraudulent documents that were acquired by the CIA in 2004.

The official accounts offered by the senior officials of the CIA about the provenance of these documents turned out be complete fabrication. Journalists were told variously that the documents (1) were taken from the laptop computer of an Iranian working in a secret research program; (2) were provided by a German spy; or (3) simply came from a “longtime contact in Iran.”

However, Karsten Voigt, the former German Foreign Office official in charge of German-North American cooperation, revealed in an on the record interview with historian/journalist Gareth Porter in 2013 that senior officials of the German foreign intelligence service, the BND, told Voigt in November 2004 that the documents had been passed to the CIA by a BND source. That source, the senior BND official said, was not considered trustworthy, because he belonged to the Mujahideen-E-Khalq (MEK), the armed Iranian opposition group that was known to have served as a conduit for information that Israeli intelligence (Mossad) wanted to provide to the IAEA without having it attributed to Israel. (In 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton removed MEK from the list of terrorist organizations.)

Voigt recalled that the senior BND officials told him of their worry that the Bush administration was going to repeat the error of using fraudulent intelligence, as was the case with the notorious “Curveball”, the Iraqi living in Germany, whom the BND had identified as unreliable. Nonetheless, Curveball’s fictions about mobile biological weapons laboratories in Iraq —with “artists renderings” by the CIA of those phantom labs — had been used by Colin Powell in his error-ridden presentation to the UN on February 5, 2003, leading to war on Iraq.

As for the purported Iranian documents, the CIA never ruled out the possibility that they were fabricated, and the IAEA made no effort to verify their authenticity. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei recalled in his memoirs that he had believed the documents were not really from the Iranian government and that, as he put it, “it made more sense that this information originated in another country.” ElBaradei stated publicly from 2005 through 2009 that the documents had not been authenticated, and he refused to use them as “evidence” of a covert Iranian weapons research program. And ElBaradei’s predecessor as Director-General, Hans Blix, has said he is “somewhat more worried” about the intelligence on the alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program than about the dubious intelligence he saw on Iraq, because “there is as much disinformation as there is information.”

Each of the documents mentioned by both Netanyahu and the IAEA reports bears tell-tale signs of fraud. The most widely reported document in the collection is a set of schematic drawings showing efforts to redesign the re-entry vehicle of Iran’s Shahab-3 missile to accommodate a nuclear weapon. But the slide that Netanyahu displayed on the screen in his slide show provides visual confirmation of fraud. The drawing shows clearly the “dunce cap” design of the Shahab-3 reentry vehicle. But Iran’s Defense Ministry had already discarded that “dunce cap” reentry vehicle when it began to develop a new improved missile. That redesign began in 2000, according to the Congressional testimony in September 2000 of CIA national intelligence officer for strategic and nuclear programs Robert D. Walpole. But the earliest dates of any of the alleged Iranian nuclear weapon program documents on the project for redesign of the reentry vehicle in the May 2008 IAEA report on the entire collection are from summer 2002 after the “dunce cap” was replaced. The “baby-bottle” shaped reentry vehicle on the redesigned missile was not known to the outside world until the first test of the new missile in mid-2004. So those drawings could not have been done by someone who was actually involved in the redesign of the original Shahab-3 reentry vehicle; it was clearly the work of a foreign intelligence agency seeking to incriminate Iran, but slipping up on one important detail and thus betraying its fraudulent character.

The second document from that same collection turned over to the IAEA that has been widely reported is the so-called “green salt project” — a plan for a bench-scale system of uranium conversion for enrichment given the code name “Project 5.13” and part of a larger “Project 5”. Other documents that had been provided by the MEK showed that “Project 5” also included a sub-project involving ore processing at a mine designated “Project 5.15,” according to a briefing by IAEA Deputy Director Olli Heinonen in February 2008.

But when Iran turned over detailed documents to the IAEA in response to its questions about Project 5.15 in 2008, the IAEA learned the truth: there had been a real ore processing project called Project 5.15, but it was a civilian project of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran – not part of a covert nuclear weapons program—and the decision to create Project 5.15 had been made on August 25, 1999—more than two years before the initial date of the project found in the collection of supposedly secret nuclear weapons research documents. That fact gives away the ruse surrounding the numbering system of “Project 5″ adopted by intelligence specialists who had fabricated the document.

A third document that purportedly shows Iranian nuclear weapons research is about what Netanyahu called “Multi-Point Initiation in hemispheric geometry” and the IAEA called “experimentation in connection with symmetrical initiation of a hemispherical high explosive charge suitable for an implosion type nuclear device.” Significantly, that document was not part of the original collection that the CIA had passed to the IAEA, but had been given to the IAEA years later, and officials from the IAEA, Europe and the United States refused to reveal which member country had provided the document. Former Director-General ElBaradei revealed in his memoirs, however, that Israel had passed a series of documents to the IAEA in 2008-09, in an effort to make the case that Iran had continued its nuclear weapons experiments until “at least 2007.”

The summary picture we offer above includes unusually clear evidence of the fraudulent nature of the documents that are advertised as hard evidence of Iran’s determination to obtain nuclear weapons. One remaining question is cui bono? — who stands to benefit from this kind of “evidence.” The state that had the most to gain from the fabrication of such documents was obviously Israel.

Completely absent from the usual discussion of this general problem is the reality that Israel already has a secret nuclear arsenal of more than a hundred nuclear weapons. To the extent Israel’s formidable deterrent is more widely understood, arguments that Israel genuinely fears an Iranian nuclear threat any time soon lose much of their power. Only an extreme few suggest that Iran’s leaders are bent on risking national suicide. What the Israelis are after is regime change in Tehran. And they have powerful allies with similar aims.

We therefore urge you, Mr. President, not to go along with these plans or to decide to pull the U.S. out of the six-nation nuclear deal with Iran based on fraudulent evidence.

For the Steering Group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

Richard H. Black, Senator of Virginia, 13th District; Colonel US Army (ret.); Former Chief, Criminal Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Pentagon (associate VIPS)

Marshall Carter-Tripp, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) and Division Director, State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Kathleen Christison, Senior Analyst on Middle East, CIA (ret.)

Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.) 

Matthew Hoh, former Capt., USMC, Iraq & Foreign Service Officer, Afghanistan (associate VIPS)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain,Wing Commander, RAAF (ret.); Intelligence Officer & ex-Master SERE Instructor

John Kiriakou, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and former senior investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

David MacMichael, Ph.D., former senior estimates officer, National Intelligence Council (ret.)

Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA analyst; CIA Presidential briefer (ret.)

Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council & CIA political analyst (ret.)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Gareth Porter, author/journalist (associate VIPS)

Scott Ritter, former MAJ., USMC, former UN Weapon Inspector, Iraq

Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel (ret.)

Robert Wing, former Foreign Service Officer (associate VIPS)

Ann Wright, Colonel, US Army (ret.); also Foreign Service Officer who resigned in opposition to the US war on Iraq

This Memorandum was drafted by VIPS Associate Gareth Porter, author of “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare,” 2014

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71 comments for “VIPS Call on Trump Not to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

  1. Tom
    May 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Just like politicians, corporate media is scared to death of being called “anti semetic”. Doesn’t matter if Netanyahu’s lying. If you mess with the Israelis, their govt. Mossad and the CIA will cut off your access. Then you’ll get fired and be just another out of work “network news star”.

  2. artichoke
    May 13, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    The Iran deal was terrible, Kerry’s family is married to Iranians making him the wrong choice of negotiator, and not only that but the deal has off-ramps. We just took an off-ramp. We did not violate the deal, just chose not to renew it. We can do that when the President thinks it’s in our best interest. And it’s not like there was no warning, there was plenty.

    We declined to renew a deal we no longer liked. End of story.

  3. Abe
    May 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017
    2018

    …and still we have no specific memo or definitive article from Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity clarifying what “open source intelligence” actually is and is not.

    What we do have is the firehose of bogus “open source research” reports and “online investigations” charades, supplied by fake “citizen investigative journalists” to pad sensational “First Draft” propaganda “partner” articles and flimsy “Government Assessment” documents.

    Here’s the latest:
    https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/05/07/russian-officers-and-militants-identified-as-perpetrators-of-the-january-2015-mariupol-artillery-strike/

    What is VIPS waiting for?

    The next major hot war?

    • CitizenOne
      May 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Abe,
      I agree that open source intelligence is open to manipulation for self serving interests rather than the ostensible transparency that these organizations claim as their mantle. The new fresh open sources are able to be anything but open source honest evidence and are as likely to be bogus propaganda serving the interests of the propagandists as a new angle and a fresh and believable avenue to pursue the interests of the insiders who serve the interests which seek to profit from the threat of foreign enemies. Unfortunately this “forest of mirrors is exactly the craft and the skill of the intelligence agencies to manipulate and manufacture consent for their actions based on some ostensibly honest “open source research” which has the fresh fragrance and aroma of truth but might just conceal a corrupt and stinking with money purpose. These folks are very inventive and creative as they invent new ways to fool us.

      So what can one do to discern what is truth and what is propaganda. Follow the money. The scrapping of the Iran deal has already been successful for the money men. The Stock Market is soaring, oil prices are soaring and no commercial news corporation will accurately reveal the corruption since it would piss off their benefactors who have been granted the ability to influence elections with dark money enshrined into law by the Supreme Court by spending billions of dollars in political campaigns through advertisements which spend all their corporate largess on the media which goes to their bottom line.

      The media is in bed with the corporations and the corporations in the era of dark money have created a gravy train of cash for the media. Such an Iron Triangle was forseen as a desirable outcome of the Citizens United Vs. FEC and McCutcheon Vs. FEC Supreme Court Rulings ushering in the era of unlimited anonymous donations by corporations and wealthy individuals. The media are cleaning up from all of the cash flowing to their coffers.

      As long as this condition exists in American politics we can expect more shenanigans and twisted logic steering us to support defense contractors making us believe we are all under attack.

      The one thing not under attack is the profits for domestic industry. So Donald Trump was correct in his vision that he was going to make America great again. Unfortunately we had no idea it would come at the expense of destabilizing the World.

  4. Abe
    May 9, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    “attempts to cite ‘chemical weapons attacks’ and recycle 2003 ‘weapons of mass destruction’ narratives to fan the flames of America’s multiple and perpetual global conflicts are failing to persuade increasingly skeptical audiences.

    “The ‘game’ – as Brookings policymakers called their attempts to covertly provoke war with Iran in their 2009 paper – they had hoped to hide from public view, is now exposed – dissected and displayed by independent analysts and national media organizations with unprecedented reach into global audiences once solely dominated by Western propaganda.

    “This has forced the West to proceed out in the open, with increasingly desperate public ploys to sell this exposed agenda.

    “During Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s April 30th press conference regarding “evidence” that Iran was still pursuing a nuclear weapons program, his presentation had barely concluded before it was picked apart and exposed as little more than a poorly conceived charade designed to undermine the ‘Iran nuclear deal.’

    “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s presentation was so anemic that even Israel’s Haaretz newspaper featured editorials with headlines like, ‘Netanyahu and His Lonely War on the Iran Nuclear Deal.’

    “Yet despite the lack of public support, the momentum toward war with Iran is of titanic dimensions. It is a war that has been engineered for years, spanning multiple US presidencies. It involves peripheral conflicts including the wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria used to stage US troops and equipment ahead of a future war with Iran itself. […]

    “The entire ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ was conceived, promoted, and then intentionally sabotaged at the cost of years of propaganda and public displays as well as both public and behind-the-scenes diplomatic maneuvering.

    “The supporting, arming, and training of Persian Gulf state armies in preparation for conflict with Iran has also been ongoing for years. […]

    “Israel itself is incapable of toppling the governments residing in either Damascus or Tehran. Israel’s role instead is to provoke a conflict and retaliation – or even stage what appears to be Syrian or Iranian retaliation – to then draw in the United States who may be capable of toppling either or both governments.

    “Russia’s presence in Syria from 2015 onward has greatly complicated even this plan – which was written out in great detail in Brookings’ 2009 policy paper. Brookings policymakers seemed to have laid out a plan that was clearly put in motion – but a plan that never considered the possibility of Russia intervening directly in the Middle East and placing itself between both Syria and Iran and nearly two decades of US regime change across the region.

    “America’s clumsy warmongering represents an agenda with massive momentum that has jumped the proverbial tracks and through its mass and speed alone continues traveling forward.”

    America Planned to Break “Iran Nuclear Deal” Years Before Signing It
    By Tony Cartalucci
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2018/05/america-planned-to-break-iran-nuclear.html

  5. May 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Hi Skip, China is a big player in this and backs Russia. Putin is definitely the voice of reason, and Xi also has a rational geopolitical approach. Countries are starting trade in other than the petrodollar. Asia Times is a good website to read daily. The geopolitics are different than they were during times of the two world wars, as they always are, anyway. Climate change is also very important. The Middle East has the most serious drought in nearly 1000 years, Africa is experiencing drought, the American Southwest where you live. Populations are greater than ever, putting pressure on resources.

    • Skip Scott
      May 9, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Hi Jessika-

      Yes, China is doing a lot in Africa nowadays, and Russia and China are both pushing us ever closer to the end of empire. I can only hope for a soft landing. As for climate change, things are very bad in the southwest. It looks like another big fire season in store, after a dismally dry winter. We have done a lot of thinning of our forests in an effort to undue 100 years of poor management, and return our forests to a more healthy state where fires won’t crown, and will once again become part of ecosystem health. I just read this morning that the Colorado river will be providing less water than usual this year because of a drier than normal winter in the Rockies, and more upstream demand as well. Someday Phoenix will come up with a new game plan for it’s citizens’ water, or it’s “game over”.

  6. Skip Scott
    May 9, 2018 at 8:16 am

    I think our only hope to avoid WWIII lies with Putin. Putin must state unequivocally that he will protect Iran and Syria, and respond to any attacking country with nuclear force. The evil ones only understand power, and only Russia has the power to dissuade them from their plans.

    • Sam F
      May 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      I think we will see some major changes along those lines this year.

  7. May 9, 2018 at 7:16 am

    CitizenOne, great post! The oil price is rising now and other prices will be rising to hit people in the pocketbook. I read an article yesterday, think from Strategic Culture Foundation, that Charles Koch is so delighted with Trump administration’s degulatory moves that he’s planning to pour money into Trump’s reelection. We need to link the regime change operations with the profits made by multinational corporations and how we’re all paying for this. Also, the sanctions against Russia, Iran, Venezuela and others are working to hurt working people by raising prices. The oligarchs of multinationals don’t care.

    • Anon
      May 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      He promotes the oil link which has little more profit potential for the US than for peaceful oil buyers. He uses that to try to bury the issue of zionist control of MSM and politicians. The US would have invaded defenseless KSA if it wanted free oil. It would not be spending us into slavery and roiling markets with threats if Wall Street ruled.

  8. anastasia
    May 8, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    There is not one person in the media, or in the government who is reacting to all these lawless and warmonger actions of our government. Not one.

    • May 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      It is the psychic personality in us that flowers as the saint, the sage, the seer; when it reaches its full strength, it turns the being towards the knowledge of self and the divine, towards the supreme truth, the supreme good, the supreme beauty, love and bliss, the divine heights and largenesses, and opens us to the touch of spiritual sympathy, universality, oneness.
      – Sri Aurobindo

    • CitizenOne
      May 9, 2018 at 12:11 am

      So what is it going to be? Nuclear deterrence or massive profits for oil companies, defense contractors and their shareholders? If you answered profits for investors you would be correct

      The media routinely fall in line with corporate interests and has an agenda to support the profit motives of the Iron triangle of the defense contractors, the Government and the Pentagon called the Military Industrial Complex or MIC.

      Who profits from this?

      The oil and gas companies as pump prices rise and the fracking industry is back in full swing making America Great again.

      The defense contractors who are awarded new contracts to build our military defense (offense) capabilities due to a new foreign enemy we just created uncorking the nuclear genie in Iran.

      The republican base which will thrill to the new threat against America and also the billionaire republicans who see dollar signs cropping up all over.

      The middle eastern nations that will now purchase armaments to prepare defense strategies against an unchained Iran which will likely resume nuclear weapons development.

      Who will pay for all of this?

      The American taxpayers will pay as they also pay at the gas pump. The wishes of the energy conglomerates are for a new oil embargo by OPEC in retaliation for the scrapping of the treaty with Iran that will stimulate domestic fossil fuel production and raise oil and gas prices. Either that or Saudi Arabia’s predicted increases in production based on the new sanctions which benefit all of the major investors in Saudi Oil production.

      This move by Trump to boost oil and gas prices and boost defense spending and military aid for our our “allies” in the middle east will hit us in the wallet as we pay more for everything for petrochemical industries and the military defense (offense) MIC. We are creating the economic and military climate in the middle east for massive profits by US corporations. Hence “Making America Great Again” by fomenting hostilities which American corporations will benefit from

      There go your tax breaks as you pony up at the pump.

      American foreign policy translates to American corporate windfalls with the sweep of a pen.

      Nothing new here. It has happened domestically under deregulation laws in the banking industry under Reagan with the deregulation of the Savings and Loans and Clinton with the deregulation of the banks. In each case the deregulation laws were huge windfalls for the finance industry In each case the end result was to foist huge economic losses onto the backs of tax payers.

      The media covers none of this. They never have and they never will because they are part of the giant corporate run nation.

      Republicans believe that all profits and all money collected by the government in the form of taxes should be handed over to corporations but any losses should be paid by the citizens collectively. Hence the bank bailouts which were paid by our national debt put us all in the IOU class but windfall profits by oil corporations should never be taxed. That really happened in 1980 when Jimmy Carter imposed windfall profit taxes on the oil companies. The media and all of Washington fell on Carter with a withering dose of media propaganda attacking the presidents plans and eventually the windfall profits tax was abandoned in 1988 by Reagan.

      So here we are today with an oil embargo of our own making. Oil companies will see record profits and none of it will be the subject of taxation. There is no downside with the conservatives in Washington in the era of dark money flowing in an unrestricted way into political campaigns. All this just makes the conservatives who serve corporate interests richer and more able to buy elections. Win win.

      The republican party just created for themselves a new river of cash for elections where they can battle against the citizens of this nation and seek to extract more money from us all while killing off all social welfare and environmental protection from the pollution that these companies spew out.

      But how will the media sell us on this breaking of the Iran deal? They are selling it this way:

      1. The approval of 99 Senators for the original deal reveals deep corruption in the Republican Party since they overwhelmingly approved the treaty. The whole government was corrupt to sign the original deal.
      2. Trump is to be praised for having the courage to face these corrupt republicans and “seeing the truth”, the lies and the corruption and having the bravery to step in to set the righteous course for America back on track.
      3. Trump is the brave hero who went against everyone and cancelled the deal. He is the only sane person in Washington and he has our backs against a dangerous enemy hiding behind a rotten peace treaty which allows it to fund terrorism throughout the World.
      4. The politicians who argued against breaking the deal are still corrupt and need to be ousted and replaced by “true defenders” of America.
      5. The rest of the World is also corrupt and needs to be viewed as an enemy along with the United Nations and any other nations who opposed the brave heroic actions of our fearless leader.

      So it goes with our corrupt “in-bed-with-corporations” news media which can make up any bullshit to disguise their naked profit motives with twisted logic.

      It is up to the rest of the sane citizens of which VIPS are members to try to enlighten folks as to the real reasons we are taking this course. We are taking this course for the same reasons the CIA deposed the elected leader of Iran and replaced him with a US puppet dictator. The reason is money. That is the same reason we attacked Iraq and the same reason we want to attack Venezuela. It is the same reason we support Saudi Arabia despite its own support for terrorism. The answer is oil money.

      It is unfortunate that the media fails any test of journalistic integrity and instead invents any crazy BS to rationalize the actions of Trump withdrawing from the Iran Treaty as somehow fighting the good fight against a corrupt US government and an untrustworthy foe (Iran) in a land where every nation is a potential foe and only money makers steer the ship of state on its course.

      The move by Trump to abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal is all about money. It has nothing to do with national security. The same money motive was the reason for the overthrow of democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953.

      Just read the history. The reasons for the actions by Trump to abandon the Nuclear treaty are the same reasons for the coup d’etat in 1953.

    • Abe
      May 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      The German word Gleichschaltung, variously translated as “synchronization”, “bringing into line”, and “co-ordination”, refers to the process by which Nazi Germany successively established a system of totalitarian control over all aspects of society, from the economy and trade associations to the media, culture and education.

      The political process of Gleichschaltung has accelerated in American and British journalism, media and entertainment in recent years.

      In 2017, Hollywood declared its loyalty to empire with the Oscar win for “The White Helmets” propaganda film, reflecting an ongoing process of Gleichschaltung that is rapidly bringing American society into line for yet another war in the Middle East.

      As journalist Glenn Greenwald stated during his keynote address at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg in 2013:

      “It really is the central view of, certainly, American and British media stars, that when, especially people with medals on their chests, who are called generals, but also high-ranking officials in the government, make claims, that those claims are presumptively treated as true without evidence, and that it’s almost immoral to call them into question, or to question their veracity.

      “Obviously, we went through the Iraq war, in which those two very same governments specifically and deliberately lied, repeatedly, to their people, over the course of two years, to justify an aggressive war that destroyed a country of 26 million people. But we’ve seen it continuously”

      Censorship algorithms and other technology tools are used to enforce the new Gleichschaltung, much to the delight of Google’s gang of fake news generators in the “First Draft” coalition “partner” network.

  9. May 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Trump only thought the JCPOA was a bad deal, Kenny, because he, in his infantile mind, just has to oppose anything Obama set up, and the JCPOA was the best move Obama made in his two terms despite his many other bad policies. Trump has clearly been taken over by Israel and the neocons. I suspect Trump’s Israel support positions were there all along behind his MAGA mouthings to please his base. Bolton is clearly behind this, and Kushner has been close to Netanyahu since childhood.

    Now Israel has struck Damascus. Netanyahu will be in Moscow tomorrow for Russia’s Victory Day parade over the Nazis, and he will meet with Putin. Bolton has brought disaster.

  10. Drew Hunkins
    May 8, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    The Pence/Trump regime’s nixing of the Iran nuke accord is 100% proof that the Zionist warmongers are now firmly ensconced in the driver’s seat in Washington. It’s crucial to watch the next moves coming down the pike: will Israel attack southern Lebanon? Will Tel Aviv escalate its bombing campaign in Syria? Will Israel goad Washington into bombing Tehran? Will Tel Aviv murder more helpless and unarmed Palestinians on the concentration camp fence? All of this is now a very disturbing and realistic possibility, it’s all diagrammed in great detail on Bolton, Haley and Pompeo’s drawing board as sure as I’m typing this out. The sociopathic bloodthirsty Zio warmongers could doom us all.

    It’s NOT “big oil” or “pipelines” or anything of the sort; it’s the Zionist power configuration that’s calling virtually all the shots as they relate to Washington’s politico-economic policy in the Middle East. The sycophants in the mainstream media in the United States will have blood on their hands if (when?) the U.S.-Israeli military machine bombs Tehran.

    For further reading:
    James Petras: “The Power of Israel in the United States”
    Paul Findley: “They Dare to Speak Out”
    Alison Weir: “Against our better Judgement”
    Greg Felton: “The Host and the Parasite”
    Mearsheimer & Walt: “The Israel Lobby”
    Finkestelin: “The Holocaust Industry”

    • mike k
      May 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Unfortunately you are right Drew. The Israeli’s seem to want to live up to the myth of being the ones to start the final war. Makes them feel like big shots in history, I guess. Too bad we have to be collateral damage in their little Punch and Judy show.

    • Sam F
      May 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Very true, sad and ironic; an addendum of absurd demise as the final chapter to a history that only began well.
      The concentration of economic power corrupted US democratic institutions and mass media.
      The moral decline to greed alone made it the instrument of zionist fascism.
      Soft landing or not, the meaning of our history is corruption.

  11. Kenny C
    May 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Trump thought this was a bad deal, long before Netenyahu presented his fake production last week. So what does Netenyahu have to do with this action from Trump?

    • mike k
      May 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Netenyahoo just wanted to give Trump one more excuse to bash Iran, That’s why he mentioned the phony Israeli “evidence’ in his little lying speech today.

  12. Jeff
    May 8, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    And, unfortunately, as we now know, the cheeto-in-chief has, for the squillionth time, broken the US’s word. When will the world call the US on our malign behavior? When will the EU lapdogs stop dancing to the US’s tune?

    • mike k
      May 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      The Euro’s are beginning to wake up to what being the tools of American Empire really entails. Trump’s craziness is helping this happen. The total selfishness and unscrupulousness of the Empire is becoming too obvious to ignore.

      • mike k
        May 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm

        America has become the country nobody trusts. We are isolated, as we should be. Being “exceptional” comes with a price.

        • KiwiAntz
          May 9, 2018 at 12:10 am

          You got that right? The only thing America is “exceptional in” is stupidity? A Untrustworthy, deceitful Country that doesn’t honor binding, diplomatic agreements such as the Iran Nuclear deal & can’t be trusted to honor any deal? North Korea is wasting its time negotiating with this Tyrant of a Country?

    • Kenny C
      May 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm

      I can’t read anything past cheeto-in-chief, wouldn’t be worth it. So original too.

  13. mike k
    May 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I would go farther and say that Syria should also be defended at all costs. With the rapidly escalating pressure from the Empire, there will be no way to buy time in hopes the resistance will strengthen, and the Empire will weaken. The Empire realizes that this is their last best chance to achieve total global domination, and is pushing it’s potential victims to either respond or be driven into a weakened stance, and then conquered.

    • Sam F
      May 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Yes, although Russia may be preparing for the confrontation rather than being hesitant.
      KSA is vulnerable, and Israel has shown that it must be contained or defeated.
      The empire is slowly and foolishly writing the history of its demise.
      I expect game-changing events in the next few months.

  14. mike k
    May 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Kim would be crazy to make a deal with Trump now, and so would China. If the major powers decide to appease the Empire, it will be a classic mistake, leading to WWIII nuclear. Only if Russia and China stand up to the US with conventional forces, will there be a chance that nuclear Armageddon can be avoided. Iran should be considered the red line to be defended at all costs in this resistance to Empire; anything less will be suicidal.

  15. mike k
    May 8, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Just listened to Trump’s speech pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Sounded like something written by Bolton with help from Netanyahoo. Looks like Trump is going to lead us into WWIII very rapidly now. What a complete failure as a human being he is! Our work as lovers of peace is really cut out for us now. The world is plunging deeper into crisis with increasing speed. One cannot help wishing those responsible for this nightmare would just disappear, but that is not going to happen. We are left with trying to help the almost impossible to happen, giving peace a chance in a world careening into war………..

  16. Abe
    May 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    “Secretary Pompeo visited Tel Aviv last week. It seems he authorized Israel to use the smaller dimension bunker-busting bombs (GBu-39s) against Iranian armaments on 30 April, that Obama gave to Israel. It seems that he also supported Israel unilaterally widening the latter’s ‘war’ to any Iranians, anywhere, in Syria. Israel is daring Iran – or Syria or Russia – to respond to these provocations, believing that they will not – at least until after 12 May (when Trump must decide whether to waive sanctions on Iran under JCPOA, once more).

    “President Putin is trying to keep the lid on war, but Pompeo’s green light to Tel Aviv is pushing the Russian President to the limits of patience. His military advisors are pressing him to activate the S-300 batteries against Israeli aircraft and missiles.

    “And after 12 May, and Trump’s decision (whatever it will be)… Well, Iran has already promised retaliation for the T4 missile attack of 9 April – timing and method yet to be determined.

    “The prospect for war is finely balanced: The Israeli Right want to seize the moment (and – probably – intend to go on, to annex the West Bank, in the fog of war). The Israeli military echelon (like their US military counterparts) is cautious. They are ones to pay the price.”

    As Israel Prepares for War with Iran, Regional Powers Scurry to Take Sides
    By Alastair Crooke
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/as-israel-mobilizes-for-war-with-iran-generals-prepare-for-another-six-day-war/241706/

  17. Abe
    May 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    “On October 8 [2015], into the second week of Russian airstrikes against ISIS and other so-called “moderate” terrorists at the request of the Assad government, Yuval Bartov, chief geologist from Genie Energy’s Israeli subsidiary, Afek Oil & Gas, told Israel’s Channel 2 TV that his company had found a major oil reservoir on the Golan Heights: ‘We’ve found an oil stratum 350 meters thick in the southern Golan Heights. On average worldwide, strata are 20 to 30 meters thick, and this is 10 times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities.’

    “This oil find has now made the Golan Heights a strategic ‘prize’ that clearly has the Netanyahu government more determined than ever to sow chaos and disorder in Damascus and use that to de facto create an Israeli irreversible occupation of Golan and its oil. A minister in the Netanyahu coalition government, Naftali Bennett, Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs and leader of the right-wing religious party, The Jewish Home, has made a proposal that Israel settle 100,000 new Israeli settlers across the Golan in five years. He argues that with Syria ‘disintegrating’ after years of civil war, it’s hard to imagine a stable state to which the Golan Heights could be returned. Further a growing chorus in Tel Aviv is arguing that Netanyahu demand American recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan as an ‘appropriate salve to Israeli security concerns in the wake of the nuclear deal with Iran.’

    “Energy war has been a significant component of US, Israeli, Qatari, Turkish, and, until recently, Saudi, strategy against Syria’s Assad regime. Before the latest Golan Heights oil discovery, the focus on Assad pivoted on the huge regional natural gas resources of both Qatar and of Iran on opposite sides of the Persian Gulf, comprising the largest known gas discovery in the world to date.

    “In 2009 the government of Qatar, today home to the Muslim Brotherhood and a major funder of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, met with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

    “Qatar proposed to Bashar that Syria join in an agreement to allow a transit gas pipeline from Qatar’s huge North Field in the Persian Gulf adjacent to Iran’s huge South Pars gas field. The Qatari pipeline would have gone through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and on to Turkey to supply European markets. Most crucially, it would bypass Russia. An Agence France-Presse report claimed Assad’s rationale was ‘“to protect the interests of his Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.’ In 2010 Assad instead joined talks with Iran and Iraq for an alternative $10 billion pipeline plan that would also potentially allow Iran to supply gas to Europe from its South Pars field in the Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf. The three countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July 2012 – just as Syria’s civil war was spreading to Damascus and Aleppo.

    “Now an apparent discovery of huge volumes of oil by a New Jersey oil company whose board includes Iraq war architect, Dick Cheney, neo-con ex-CIA head James Woolsey, and Jacob Lord Rothschild, business partner of one of Vladimir Putin’s most bitter critics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, bring the stakes of the Russian intervention on behalf of Syria’s Assad against ISIS, Al Qaeda and other CIA-backed ‘moderate” terrorists’ to a new geopolitical dimension. The US coup in Ukraine in 2014, and its financing and training of ISIS and other ‘moderate’ terrorist gangs in Syria all have one prime target–Russia and her network of allies, a network, ironically, which Washington and Israeli policies are expanding almost by the hour.”

    Genies and Genocide: Syria, Israel, Russia and Much Oil
    By F. William Engdahl
    https://journal-neo.org/2015/10/26/genies-and-genocide-syria-israel-russia-and-much-oil-2/

  18. Brady
    May 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Yes, the rejection of the Iran deal points directly to war with Iran using American blood and treasure….again. That’s why the N Korea deal is in play, a done deal. This gives the cover of America siding with peace versus war and could get trump a peace prize (obomber got one so why not). Under this peaceful guise comes war. Will China and Russia back Iran, will Europe back Iran, and is it israel and US vs the rest of the world at large?

  19. elmerfudzie
    May 8, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    In reality the current Iran deal actually began in Syria. Not ideology, not geographic location, not Sunni vs Shia but raw economics is the prime motivator here. A new rant for a war is based on (surprise, surprise) a systematic manipulation of energy markets by special interest groups in Israel and the USA. This story unfolds during the Obama administration and centers on the Syrian Golan heights (now occupied by Israel). Economists and web sources, who are in the know, such as Martin Armstrong, his web page, and Profitconfidential published various articles about Genie Energy (Oct 09, 2015). It’s an open secret that there’s more oil in the Golan than in Saudi Arabia. However it’s not just commodities here but pipelines as well; who constructs, controls, monitors them and from where to where. For example; in 2009 Qatar proposed a pipeline plan to Assad to send its natural gas to Europe via Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Jordan, Assad said no. He compounded this political friction by agreeing to and signing a formal agreement with Iran, Iraq and Syria. A deal (signed in 2010) that will bring a 3,480-mile natural gas pipeline connecting from Iran’s South Pars field to the EU via a northern Syrian port, thus precipitating the new Syrian conflict.

    Iran is waist deep in oil and is second in the worlds’ known reserves in natural gas. Ask yourselves the simplest of questions, why did the mullahs promote nuclear energy for Iran’s electrical energy needs? The answer is obvious, commercial nuclear power was a means to become a nuclear weapon armed nation and further, Bushehr could also be a Geo-political bargaining chip, like no other (to wit the current North Korean conundrum) My previous commentaries stated (many times) that this latest political skirmish with Iran regarding the JCPOA agreement do not address the true technical and political options that Iran had close at hand-and could have used, tho many years ago….

    China would have been more than eager build a Thorium232 based commercial reactor core instead of the Uranium/Plutonium MOX type for both Iran and North Korea. In point of fact, China has an up and running Thorium Commercial (Gen IV), passive cooling, power plant. Thorium is very abundant, it cannot produce fissionable Uranium or Plutonium for bombs and financial costs are much lower for reactor shielding and permanent waste storage. This technology was well known and feasible prior to constructing either the Bushehr or the power plants at Yongbyon. However, Russia and Western corporate Interests, are clearly to blame for not aggressively promoting this type of electrical generation source.

    But all this theorizing is, “water under the bridge” Energy issues will drive the west into total war with Iran. New and substantial oil finds, their distribution rights and associated pipelines, not to mention, the long range profit, power and control they offer, will spell the end of of humanity….

  20. anon
    May 8, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Samsonite Option, too many suitcase nukes pre-positioned, no need for missiles.

  21. Abe
    May 8, 2018 at 11:28 am

    “Completely absent from the usual discussion of this general problem is the reality that Israel already has a secret nuclear arsenal of more than a hundred nuclear weapons. To the extent Israel’s formidable deterrent is more widely understood, arguments that Israel genuinely fears an Iranian nuclear threat any time soon lose much of their power. Only an extreme few suggest that Iran’s leaders are bent on risking national suicide. What the Israelis are after is regime change in Tehran. And they have powerful allies with similar aims.”

    Almost completely absent from the usual VIPS discussion of a “general problem” is the reality of the Israeli-Saudi-U.S. Axis. What appears is an end-of-the-memo under the breath mutter of “powerful allies with similar aims”.

    In October 2006, Scott Ritter and journalist Seymour Hersh appeared together in an public discussion of Ritter’s book Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change.

    Ritter thundered from the stage about an American city “taken out by an Islamic weapon”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XQan1qo8T4

    There may not be a “nuclear genie” in the Iranian bottle, but “powerful allies” have since assembled a sizeable contingent of “cavalry to come riding to the rescue”.

    Several units of Israeli-Saudi-U.S. Axis “regime change” cavalry ere themselves recently rescued by the U.S. in Raqqa, Syria, and are awaiting redeployment (preferably with better pay and shinier trucks).

    But this level of analysis exceeds the formidable powers of the VIPS, who have a decided preference for discussion of a “general problem”.

    Now in 2018 there’s still no “Islamic weapon” in sight. But the non-Islamic chemical “genie” has been leaping out of the bottle with alarming frequency since 2013 while “powerful allies” look the other way.

  22. Jose
    May 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I hope sincerely Trump pays mind to this missive that lays out crystal clearly the reasons not to get out of the Iranian deal. It has worked for both sides. Again, I hope common sense prevails.

  23. valar dm
    May 8, 2018 at 10:57 am

    don’t forget: Donald Trump is completely obsessed with Obama and has been from day #1.
    everything he does is aimed at eradicating everything created by the Obama presidency
    .
    not that Obama was good, he was for all intents and purposes nothing more than Bush term 3 7 4.
    but that doesn’t matter to Trump

    Trump is a narcist ego-driven obsessive racist sociopath and the simple fact that this “house negro” (not my view, but Trump certainly thinks this way) has accomplished things on a national and -worse-international scale is completely unacceptable to him

    it literally chokes Trump. gets him riled, red mist and all that.

    the legacy of Obama must be destroyed at all cost!

    • backwardsevolution
      May 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      valar – Obama has no legacy.

  24. May 8, 2018 at 10:43 am

    As we all know it’s a game being played by Israel and their control of US. It is pointless to try and have a logical argument to explain the rationale of a psychopathic government in Israel. Those who understand, know your thoughts are correct, then there are the Zionists.

  25. S.A. Becker
    May 8, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Looking for an excuse to vaporize those poor bastards in Tehran is purely a function of Iran’s size and location. How can the Americans be buffaloed into carrying out this kind of inhumanity? Does that inhumanity represent us? Pray for the strength to stand our ground on behalf of all that is decent. Reminds me that making Russia into a villain creates unnecessary enemies: enemies are two-way streets. There are innocent folks who are victimized by this kind deception. If truth makes you free, the inverse is also true. If you kill somebody’s family, they’ll lay in bed thinking up ways to get you. Doesn’t anybody realize that simple fact of being human? You can’t go on slaughtering people. They’ll do something. Smarten up. Morality and brainpower needs to prevail here.

  26. Robert
    May 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Not only have IAEA inspectors and Rex Tillerson affirmed that Iran is not cheating on the nuclear deal, but in Israel itself, the IDF Chief of Staff said that he also supports the nuclear deal, despite its faults. because it is working, no violations of the agreement “can be seen at present” and it keeps Iran from getting nukes for another 10-15 years. Israel’s No. 1 mission for both IDF and intelligence agencies is keeping watch on developments in Iran. If Iran’s intentions change, “we will know”. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-military-chief-despite-its-faults-iran-nuclear-deal-works-1.5962099

  27. Joe Tedesky
    May 8, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Here is a early morning update from ZeroHedge.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-08/pompeo-informed-europeans-trumps-iran-deal-withdrawal

    If Trump does go through with pulling out of the JPCOA then one needs to ask themselves, ‘will Europe go along’? If in case, and by all outward accounts as it appears, Europe decides to go the other direction away from the Trump Administration on the JPCOA termination, then will this be the beginning of a pealing away from the U.S. by the Europeans? Also, will Europe’s independent view extend into other world issues that are not necessarily in line with U.S. policy? These are but a couple of questions concerning U.S. European relationships, as Europe struggles with an over flood of ME refugees, not to mention loss of revenue from sanctions imposed onto Russia.

    Another thing, in a sane world Netanyahu with his false accusations would be tried for inciting an international incident, or at least the Israeli leader would lose all trust and credibility, but don’t hold your breath with those examples of justice being carried out in mind.

    Israel has always professed to be a Western democracy sandwiched in between the Arab/Muslim world, and sold this off to the Western Powers as a good thing…. but is it? After causing havoc and chaos in the whole Middle East for seventy some years, and attempting to destroy the backbone of Islamic culture, how in the world does it make sense to run roughshod over the majority of that regions people? This is reminiscent of the 1947 UN decision whereas Israel with a quarter of the population gets three quarters of the Palestinian lands pie, while the Palestinian with three quarters of the population gets one quarter of what’s left of the disputed land. Apparently in the Middle East majority doesn’t rule… so how is that establishing a democracy?

    Smoke & mirrors, bs and false flags, is all the Israeli’s bring to the table, and with this America has its Middle East Alliance. As Charlie Brown had always said, ‘good grief’.

  28. RnM
    May 8, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Things are at the stage where forensic and historical evidence are superceded by the reputations, quirks, and background baggage of the public (out in front of the microphone) spokespersons.
    It appears to be a battle of the media stooges. However, those bums are, as they have always been, distractors put out front by the petro-puppeteers. They are panicking because the States elected a loose cannon. Trump seems to have heeded the VIPS letter regarding the attempted coup on hisself. Will he challenge his ZioCon backers on Iran? Stay tuned to The Apprentice: The Armageddon Casino season.

  29. mike k
    May 8, 2018 at 7:08 am

    It will be interesting how die hard Trump supporters twist rationality and plain facts to show how the Donald’s incredibly stupid and dangerous decision is really a masterpiece of the hidden genius Trump.

  30. Sam F
    May 8, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Very good points from the VIPS. The cui bono argument is good, as is the argument that the entire concern about Iran WMD development is overshadowed by existing Israeli WMD.

    The argument on the fake documents needs further detail to be persuasive, because we do not know (1) whether there were two concurrent reentry-vehicle designs, (2) what the start dates of the project 5 branches were or how this was decided etc, (3) suspect aspects of the 2008 Israeli-source initiator design.

    If the US needs to pretend that it defends KSA from Iran, to extort a petrodollar demand, why attack Iran?
    With Iran weak, KSA may feel no need for defense help, and could accept oil payments in other currency.
    While the petrodollar gain appears small vs. the cost of Mideast wars, some claim that it determines US policy.
    If so, the US loses if it attacks Iran, and only Israel gains.

    • Gareth Porter
      May 8, 2018 at 9:49 am

      Regarding the question of a second reentry vehicle design, I thought it was clear that there was indeed a second such design, and it was the “baby bottle” shape that was seen in the 2004 Iranian missile test. These documents are supposed to be the sum total of the covert nuclear weapons program so why didn’t a redesign with a “baby bottle” shape reentry vehicle with a nuclear weapon show up in the documents? Because the fabricators of the documents were not even aware of the fact the redesign of the missile involved a completely different shape in the reentry vehicle.

      As for the Project 5 subproject start dates, the documents summarized in IAEA reports are very clear that not a single document had a date before mid-2002, as I stated. But the actual “Project 5.15” was initiated in mid-1999. These facts make it impossible that the documents supposedly representing a secret nuclear weapons project were authentic.

      • Sam F
        May 8, 2018 at 1:39 pm

        Thanks for clarifying, Gareth.

        The presence of two reentry vehicle designs was clear, but not whether the earlier design might have been better for later use for a nuke (and might have continued in parallel). Had to guess that the later vehicle was also better for the nuke.

        Also presumed that “Project 5” was on the Israeli docs rather than 5.15, or else that the docs claimed a later start date for 5.15, but could not be sure what the suspect element was, with the compact phrasing.

  31. john wilson
    May 8, 2018 at 4:37 am

    When one is planning an attack on another country as Trump and his cohort of gangsters surely are, you cant be part of an international accord to protect any kind of agreement that supports that country. I doubt that a halfwit like Boris Johnson or an insipid little squirt like Macron will have much influence over Trump. Anyway, how do we know that these two clowns are there to persuade Trump not to pull out of the Iran deal, they might be there to tell him they will support him whatever he does. After all, they supported him in bombing Syria over the fantasy chemical poisoning affair.

  32. May 8, 2018 at 2:47 am

    In September, 2015, I published a lengthy article that, inter alia, collected all newsworthy links I could find at the time relating to the Iranian Nukes Myth. Since that time, I’ve updated the article 16 times with further links (counting the link to this page’s article). If anyone wishes to further explore the subject of this article, I suggest reviewing my offering at h**ps://relativelyfreepress.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-question-about-ron-wydens-intelligence.html

  33. F. G. Sanford
    May 8, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Our prayers have been answered, and God will guide our great President to do the right thing. In 2016, Congress passed legislation allowing victims to sue countries which provide material support to terrorism. That decision has paid off, and Manhattan Federal Court Judge George Daniels has recently awarded about six billion dollars in damages to Iran’s victims, according to the New York Post. That’s a “historically accurate” account of “the true facts”, so I’m hoping my comment won’t be redacted. Trust the plan! MAGA!

    • May 8, 2018 at 2:49 am

      F.G., that was in a case that the nation of Iran had not even been served with the complaint. It was a default judgment and no proof was established. It would have been extremely difficult to do so since all of the 9-11 hijackers were from countries other than Iran and Iran has never had a reported relationship with al Qaeda.

    • KiwiAntz
      May 8, 2018 at 3:50 am

      Are you for real FG? If you want to sue the Country responsible for the 9/11 attacks, go & sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & its Walhabiist headchopping, Royal regime! No Iranians, Iraqi’s, Libyans or Syrians had anything to do with flying into those planes into the twin towers yet they have been blamed for & bourne the brunt of America’s shameful & so called “War on Terror”! Using your analogy, then the Nth Korean people could sue the US for the 3 million killed during the Korean War or recently the Iraqi people should be able to do the same with the one million people killed as a result of the illegal US invasion of Iraq? Or Libya, Syria etc? Get the picture? People who live in Glasshouse’s shouldn’t throw rocks!

    • Sam F
      May 8, 2018 at 7:07 am

      Some may not see that your comment is sarcastic. In whose God do we trust? Or is it “In Gold We Trust.”
      Perhaps one of our corrupt “judges” will now award trillions in damages against the US and Israel.
      Oh I forgot: the US no longer accepts cases against itself: its judges just rewrote the Tucker Act.

      • Sam F
        May 8, 2018 at 7:13 am

        And they are Israeli judges of course.

        • F. G. Sanford
          May 8, 2018 at 8:21 am

          Thanks, Sam – it seems you’re the only one here who has faith in my humanity. I’m glad someone can see that “historical accuracy” and “official accounts” often represent neither.

          • John
            May 8, 2018 at 2:27 pm

            FG- Sorry to say, that Satire is essentially a dead art anymore. It seems quite literally impossible to imagine anything more absurd than the reality of things.

            No matter how over the top one can try to make things, in order to make it obvious that it is satire, the current reality will be even more absurd, so even the most outrageous satire is unable to be recognized as such.

  34. Drew Hunkins
    May 8, 2018 at 12:38 am

    If it were not for the dogged and pathetic determination of the sick DNC to keep browbeating and attacking Trump (for the wrong reasons) and also not for the Russophobes in the Washington militarist-imperialist establishment, I believe the JCPOA would likely survive.

    Trump has recently sidled up to more and more Zio warmongers in an attempt to gain allies in his battle against witch hunter Mueller (yes, I understand many Zionists were initially ensconced in the Trump admin from the get-go, but not like today: Pompeo, Bolton!).

    The Zio sociopaths want something in return for their support, ergo Trump is set to torpedo the Iran nuke accord. An extremely dangerous move ultimately brought to you by:
    DNC
    Maddow
    Raytheon
    MSNBC
    CNN
    David Corn
    Mother Jones
    General Dynamics
    Northrop-Grumman
    Lockheed-Martin
    McCain
    (Feel free to add to the list)

    The DNC is obviously incapable of coming to the realization that it ran a wildly unpopular and deplorable warmongering, Wall St bootlicking candidate for prez in ’16. That the DNC is clearly incapable of reforming itself could doom the entire world.

    • Realist
      May 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

      Man, did you ever succinctly encapsulate the most important truth that everyone knows and understands, even the pathetic DNC, but are incapable or afraid to admit. You’ve just written the forward to an important history book which will not see the light of day till this generation has passed away, should the world escape its plans for Armageddon. Thank you.

      • Drew Hunkins
        May 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

        Thanks for the kind words Realist.

        In solidarity,
        Drew Hunkins
        Madison, WI

    • mike k
      May 8, 2018 at 7:05 am

      The DNC is too rotten to be reformed, it needs to be dissolved.

      • Drew Hunkins
        May 8, 2018 at 8:28 am

        You’re most likely correct mike k.

      • Bob Van Noy
        May 8, 2018 at 9:36 am

        And may a real investigation into Seth Rich’s murder happen…

    • Bob Van Noy
      May 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

      From top to bottom it feels like real honesty this morning, thanks to All…

    • Draxx
      May 9, 2018 at 12:44 am

      So let’s get this straight. In spite of the indisputable fact that the one and only person responsible for revoking the Iran nuclear deal was Donald Trump, you’re going to blame the following: the DNC, Maddow, Raytheon, MSNBC, CNN, David Corn, Mother Jones, General Dynamics, Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, and McCain.

      I know there are a lot of people here telling you that you’re a fearless truth teller, but from where I stand you look more like a credulous shill for an utterly corrupt administration. You need to spend a lot more time investigating the truth and a lot less time blathering on about your own uninformed opinions.

    • backwardsevolution
      May 9, 2018 at 1:51 am

      Drew – well said! That’s exactly what’s happening. I’d add Lindsey Graham and some other Republicans, Adam Schiff and most of the Democrats, almost all media, the CIA, DOJ and FBI, Clapper. They are all to blame, along with Trump who doesn’t have enough balls to go to the American people and stop them. This is how people twist when a coup is in progress.

    • Dave P.
      May 10, 2018 at 3:02 am

      Drew Hunkins – Yes. very true. Your comments are right on the mark, as always.

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