After Shocking Saudi Shakeup “Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts”

After Shocking Saudi Shakeup “Not A Question Of If But When New Escalation With Iran Starts”:

“With Mohamed bin Salman now having greater control of Saudi Arabia and with Jared Kushner having a large control of the White House it is not really a question of if but rather of when a new escalation with Iran starts.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Trump Backs ISIS As He Pushes US Onto Brink of World War III With Russia (Video) – #WW3

H/t reader squodgy:

“Dollar Vigilante…

I wonder why he keeps insinuating Joe BigMac won’t believe any of this?”

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBPv

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Admits US Policy of Regime Change for Iran

Sec. of State Tillerson Admits US Policy of Regime Change for Iran:

In case there was any doubt, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just confirmed that official U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, Think Progress reports

During a Wednesday hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the 2018 State Department budget, Tillerson was asked whether or not the U.S. supports regime change in Iran. He replied affirmatively, stating that U.S. policy is driven by relying on “elements inside of Iran” to bring about a “peaceful transition of that government.”

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) also asked Tillerson if the government would sanction the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – a powerful entity inside Iran.

“They are doing bad things throughout the world, on behalf of terrorism and destroying human rights of many people,” Poe said, referring to the IRGC.

Read more

Iranian Laser Targets US Forces in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian Laser Targets US Forces in Strait of Hormuz:

Iranian ships directed a laser at a US Super Stallion helicopter flying over the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday. Such behavior is “unsafe and unprofessional,” a US Navy spokesman said.

Two US Navy ships from the Fifth Fleet sailing into the Persian Gulf were greeted by Iranian ships, which came within 800 yards of one of the US vessels and shined a bright spotlight at them and their accompanying chopper.

H/t reader squodgy:

“So, it’s OK for the U.S. to barge into another country’s territorial waters, but not OK when that country lets them know they’re monitoring them.
The U.S. record for treatment of the residents of the Middle East is interesting to say the least.”

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf tensions

Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf tensions:

The Iranian Navy has dispatched a flotilla on a mission to Oman, local media report, and will enter international waters.

On Sunday, the 47th flotilla, comprised of an Alborz destroyer and Bushehr logistic warship, set sail from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas after a ceremony attended by naval commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Tasnim News reports. From Oman, the ships will head to the Gulf of Aden and international waters north of the Indian Ocean.

Read more

Tehran Was Always America’s And Thus The Islamic State’s Final Destination

Tehran Was Always America’s And Thus The Islamic State’s Final Destination:

Several were left dead and many more injured after coordinated terror attacks on Iran’s capital of Tehran. Shootings and bombings targeted Iran’s parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.

According to Reuters, the so-called “Islamic State” claimed responsibility for the attack, which unfolded just days after another terror attack unfolded in London. The Islamic State also reportedly took responsibility for the violence in London, despite evidence emerging that the three suspects involved were long known to British security and intelligence agencies and were simply allowed to plot and carry out their attacks.

Read more

Qatar Says “We Will Never Surrender”, Welcomes Turkish Troops As Iran Offers Food, Ports

Qatar Says “We Will Never Surrender”, Welcomes Turkish Troops As Iran Offers Food, Ports:

Qatar’s foreign minister said he welcomes the arrival of Turkish troops and adds that “we are not ready to surrender and will never compromise the independence of our foreign policy.” Just as importantly, Qatar announced that Iran is ready to help with food and that three of Iran’s ports will be designated for use by Qatar.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Terrorists Raid Iran Parliament, Mausoleum; Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Leave At Least 12 Dead

Terrorists Raid Iran Parliament, Mausoleum; Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Leave At Least 12 Dead:

Terrorist attackers raided Iran’s parliament and opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini a few kilometers south of the capital on Wednesday morning, in near simultaneous assaults that killed up to seven people, Reuters reported citing local media

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

#Iran: suicide attacks in the mausoleum of Khomeini & parliament in #Tehran. Shootouts with police. 10 dead ppl. #ISIS claims attacks.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

US proxy wars in #Libya #Yemen #Syria always meant to ultimately end up in #Iran, southern #Russia, western #China …

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

The Trigger Behind Today’s Gulf Scandal: Qatar Paid Al-Qaeda, Iran $1BN In Hostage Deal

The Shocking Trigger Behind Today’s Gulf Scandal: Qatar Paid Al-Qaeda, Iran $1BN In Hostage Deal:

The alleged catalyst that forced the Saudis to sever ties with Qatar is that the small nation allegedly paid up to $1 billion to Iran and al-Qaeda affiliates “to release members of the Gulf state’s royal family who were kidnapped in Iraq while on a hunting trip.”

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Shifting the Blame: How US Made Iran Responsible for 9/11

Shifting the Blame: How US Made Iran Responsible for 9/11:

The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America. On 9 March 2016, a U.S. civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some victims of the 9/11 attacks $10.5 billion in fines, and the Obama Administration had no comment, so the U.S. press ignored the verdict almost totally. But this verdict was the only official U.S. court ruling thus far about state-sponsorship of the 9/11 attacks, 16 years after the event. It was therefore huge news on 9 March 2016 — it created a precedent, for the U.S. government to allege that Iran had caused the 9/11 attacks and is consequently ‘the number one terrorist state’ (as Israelis have long claimed). But it received very little coverage at the time. 

Read more

Iran’s Honest Reaction To Trump’s Visit To Saudi Arabia

Iran’s Shockingly Honest Reaction To Trump’s Visit To Saudi Arabia:

We have seen it all before. The Saudis are spending billions on arms which they don’t have the capacity to absorb…The Shah, too, spent billions of dollars buying arms from America, he too had capacity problems. We had 65,000 Americans in Iran, most of them in the armed forces. But then came the revolution and the weapons were used against him and his regime.”

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP