Given that gjonsit’s thread from Sept. 15 is still continuing, it may not be necessary to put this up, but I thought I could add a few bits, and you’ll add more. Needless to say, Iran is getting all the evidence-free blame, Houthi claims of being the authors of the swarm of precision hits notwithstanding, nor are other possibilities.
For weeks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly hinted that Israel was behind recent deadly airstrikes against bases and munitions depot belonging to Iran-backed militias forces in Iraq.
Yet Washington played dumb. I mean really, really dumb.
The ignorance of Americans about the rest of the world has been the subject of jokes for decades.
However, that ignorance isn't funny when it gets us into wars.
For instance, Trump's approach appears to be to apply more and more pressure to Iran, bringing us closer and closer to war, in order to force them to negotiate from a position of weakness.
I hope this article at Antiwar, about an article at the Wall Street Journal, emphasizes the divide between our military and the warmongers in the administration.
Trump Rejected Attacking Iran: ‘We Don’t Need Any More Wars’
Because Trump watches Fox News, Fox has an oversized influence on our foreign policy.
So it matters that Trump is being told that war with Iran, for the first time in history, won't mean people being killed.
Not to make too strong a point of it, but just to say that our clandestine forces are known to have attacked shipping with mines, as well as with drones, in case there is any doubt that we could be a suspect in the Strait of Hormuz incident.
While the attacks on the oil tankers is almost certainly total bullsh*t, there have been attacks within Iraq that the American media has curiously ignored. These attacks are most likely real.
A couple days ago it was at a coalition military base.