Iran

The U.S. Led Illegal War in Syria, What's It All About Alfie?

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Is it about oil? Is it about gas? Is it about pipelines? Is it about a central bank? Is it about power? Is it about greed? Is it about regime change? Is it about country balkanization? Is it about Iran? Is it about Russia? Is it about Israel?

Yes.

Is it about fighting terrorism?

No.

Trump preparing for war with Iran

If you liked the most recent Iraq war, you'll absolutely love war with Iran.
Make no mistake, war with Iran will be an epic disaster. A Napoleon invading Russia in 1812 level of catastrophe.
But facts and reality has never been enough to change Donald Trump's mind.

Trump has loaded his cabinet of trusted advisers with anti-Iran warhawks.

Fareed Zakaria's Breakthrough: Saudi Sponsorship of Terrorism

Fareed Zakaria has published at the Washington Post and declared on CNN that:

"Almost every terrorist attack in the West has had some connection to Saudi Arabia. Virtually none has been linked to Iran."

His column of May 25 is a significant breakthrough. He is a mainstream media spokesperson. He's speaking the truth. And he's still alive.

Iran election, good news

Hoping this is good news, I find it important to contemplate that elections themselves, especially in countries where women can vote, are such a contrast to Saudi Arabia's total dictatorship. Even if Iran is not a democracy, it has moved in the direction of becoming one, or so it seems.

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/20052017

Pahlavi Redux?

The US has a very bad habit of running aroound overthrowing foreign governments, overtly, covertly, directly, or, preferably, by proxy. It almost always has multiple motives and goals when it does so. There is usually a plan, generally half-assed and poorly thought out, but a plan all the same. It also usually has a replacement government in mind. One or more aspects of the plan usually require a puppet or sympathetic government.

"Super Bunker Buster Bombs Fast Tracked for Possible Use Against Iran and North Korea Nuclear Programs"

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Is there any way to stop this?

The above title is from an article written in 2009.

"The Pentagon is accelerating by three years plans for a super bunker buster, the GBU-57A/B or Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP, a powerful new bomb aimed squarely at the underground nuclear facilities of Iran and North Korea."

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