It looks like the Neocon’s are getting another chance to continue “cauldronizing” the Middle East.
Ron Paul today: Trump And Iran: Have The Neocons Won?
President Trump’s Iran policy speech on Friday was riddled with errors — the kinds of errors the neocons have been peddling for more than a decade. He did not out and out cancel the US participation in the Iran nuclear deal with claims that Iran has violated the agreement. Everyone knows — and it has been repeatedly certified — that Iran has not violated the terms of the 2015 agreement. Instead he claimed that Iran is not living up to the spirit of the agreement and punted the issue down to Congress — against the advice of most of his senior staff. Will Washington’s allies follow suit? Will the deal fall apart? What will Iran do if it is no longer bound by the nuclear-limiting treaty? Will President Trump follow his neocon whisperers down the path that George W. Bush followed in 2003 — to war?
And David Stockman: Stockman Slams the ‘Deep States” Bogus Iranian Threat
In a word, the whole notion that Iran is a national security threat and state sponsor of terrorism is just as bogus as the Russian meddling story or the claim that the chain of events resulting from the coup d’ etat fostered by Washington on the streets of Kiev in February 2014 is evidence of Russian expansionism and aggression.
Likewise, it’s part of the same tissue of lies which led to Washington’s massive, destructive and counterproductive interventions in Syria and Libya — when neither regime posed an iota of threat to the safety and security of the American homeland.
To the contrary, all of these false narratives are the cover stories which justify the Warfare State’s massive draw on the nation’s broken finances.
Iran has actually never attacked a single foreign nation in modern history whereas Washington has chosen to unilaterally intervene in or arm virtually every surrounding country in the region.
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Robert Perry: How Netanyahu Pulls Trumps Strings
Robert Perry: Fake Arguments for Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal
Mohammad Sahimi: Deconstructing Neoconservatives Manifesto For War With Iran
MJ Rosenberg: Neocons: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran
Robert Perry: US Neoconservatives: Seeking War to the End of the World