Effectively, the measures will force companies and financial institutions throughout the world to choose between the United States and Iran as their business partner.
Watch the video here:
– Israel Pushing US Towards War With Iran (Press TV, Jan 4, 2012):
The US has played down fears of an escalation of tensions with Iran over the Strait of Hormuz, saying it does not seek a confrontation with Tehran.
The Pentagon, however, still insists that it has no plans to withdraw American warships from the region. Iran has long accused the US of adopting hostile policies.
Press TV talks with James Morris, a political commentator in Los Angeles, to get his insight on the issue. Below is an approximate transcription of the interview:
Press TV: Oil prices have gone up following the recent rhetoric exchanged by Iran and the United States. For how long can the US afford to do this given its economic crisis, especially its debt dilemma?
Morris: Hello and thank you for having me back on Press TV in such dangerous times. I’d, first of all, like to say that I am America first patriot and I do not want to see any Americans die or get horribly wounded in a war for Israel against Iran, like we saw in Iraq. But I felt compelled to come on the air today and I appreciate your invitation for me to do so to explain why we are facing what we are facing with regard to a possible war with Iran which could be manifested into a wider war in the region which could even become the next world war if Russia and China get involved. It is very dangerous and that is why I was compelled to come on the air with you today.
The bottom line is the pro-Israeli lobby in America, AIPAC, the neo-conservatives which are the vanguard of that lobby have been pushing these sanctions against the Iranian regime and the bottom line to that is not the nuclear program because we see Israel with 200 to 400 nuclear weapons that they won’t open up to inspection by the IAEA.
What this war, if it comes, and by the look of it, it looks like it is going to come and please with the aircraft carrier Stennis coming back in the [Persian] Gulf, do not give the Zionists what they are looking for to start a war against Iran. I know you all have to be on the lookout for a possible USS Liberty incident with the Israelis could stage an attack against an American ship to draw the US into war against Iran.
We have to be aware of that as well when Israel murdered 34 American sailors on marines on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 and tried to blame it on Egypt to get us into a war against Egypt which could have led to a world war as well back then. So we have to be on guard against that.
But the bottom line here is that the Zionist lobby in America has pushed these sanctions against the Iranian regime and it is taking us to the brink of a war; it is driving up the oil prices, as you just said. In fact, Congressman Ron Paul, if you go to my blog USHijacked.com which is also america-hijacked.com, he is saying that any of these sanctions that are being pushed for against Iran are acts of war and that the Iranians have the right to self-defense.
It is imperative that the world wakes up to this to see what these Israel firsters, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC], the neo-conservatives which own the US Congress; they own the Republican party, they are pushing us to war and it is utterly unacceptable for patriotic Americans who put America first, like myself.
Press TV: With the talk of these threats about a war between Iran and America, the question is how ready militarily is the United States for another war after Iraq and Afghanistan?
Morris: You have to realize the US has a very potent and formidable air force and its navy is the best in the world and I am glad for that. Like I said, I am a patriotic American who puts America first. But I just do not like to see the American navy, the American air force and US troops which are being repositioned out of Iraq; there are still 17 thousand personnel in Iraq, contractors or not, but Americans troops have been repositioned out of Iraq and they are basically going to be staged in Kuwait for a coming war with Iran.
So we have to realize that, yes, even though troops have been removed from Iraq and the American military stretched all over the world, that is what Ron Paul has so accurately said, that America is going broke and we need to bring those troops home to defend American borders instead.
But they are also, the American air force, like I said, is very formidable and that is still in full effect and also the American navy and they can bomb Iran into the stone age if a war breaks out. Please the Zionists in America, the Israel firsters, would like nothing more than for your country to attack an American war ship, the aircraft carrier Stennis or any other American ship to set the stage for war and it will be all over the pro-Israel biased media here saying Iran has attacked an American ship and we have got to retaliate.
No mentions will be made about the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran by the pro-Israeli lobby here which actually took this situation to the brink of war. It is utterly unacceptable. Again, go to USHijacked.com, look at the recent posts at the top there and please do not let a USS Liberty incident get us involved in war as well. The Israelis got away with that attack and they very well could try to pull another one to get us into a war between Iran and America.
– Heads Of Mossad And Shin Bet May Have Leaked Plans For Attack On Iran, PM Netanyahu Orders An Investigation (Guardian, Nov. 3, 2011):
… the main suspects are the former heads of the Mossad and the Shin Bet, respectively Israel’s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies.Netanyahu is said to believe that the two, Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin, wanted to torpedo plans being drawn up by him and Ehud Barak, the defence minister, to hit Iranian nuclear sites.
In January the recently retired Dagan, a hawk when he was running the Mossad, called an attack on Iran “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“.
“The stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“ = WW III:
– RT: Russia Warns ‘Grave Consequences’ Would Follow Any Strike On Iran – Adrian Salbuchi: IAEA ‘Evidence’ Provided By US,UK, France And Maybe Even Israel Itself, ‘The Proof Is Very Vaque’, Evidence ‘Not Properly Substantiated – History Lession
– Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Calls Head Of IAEA A US ‘Puppet’ (Video – Guardian, Nov. 8 2011) … And He Is Correct … Nuclear Wikileaks: Cables Show Cosy US Relationship With IAEA Chief (Guardian, Nov. 30, 2010)