Trump and his crew of Pompeo and Bolton are in fast-and-furious brinkmanship mode. They seem spoiling for a war someplace, and the best bet is with Iran. What’s being overlooked in all this reckless behavior is that other factions and countries also have war parties, and this also puts them into ascendancy.
It’s now expected that Iran will back out of the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA). Middle East-based war reporter Elijah Magnier reports that Iran’s leaders “seem convinced that the only way to stand against the U.S. sanctions is to go nuclear, gradually, pulling out from the nuclear deal as the U.S. unilaterally did.”
On one of their other brinkmanship fronts on Monday, two U.S. warships sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea. It was the third time this year the U.S. has challenged Beijing’s maritime claims in the region, which China has expressly claimed as its national interest, amid an escalating rivalry between the two powers.
When the Chinese feel they have nothing more to gain by remaining cordial with the Trump administration (as in now), expect something to break — especially since Admiral Phil Davidson, head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, suggested that South China Sea naval operations by the U.S. and its allies like Britain would become more frequent.
This follows a midnight Orange Man tweet Sunday announcing a 25% tariff will be slapped on Chinese imports. The impact of this will be inflation and supply shortages.
The stock exchanges were initially hit with a 2% dip on the open Monday; but as the day progressed, “invisible hands” bid prices back up. On Tuesday another 2% dip ensued, and the same late day recovery closed the losses. These blatant Plunge Protection Team (PPT) interventions in the markets are a clear sign that the Crime Syndicate wants to lull the plebs into believing the naked empire wears clothes.
Meanwhile, Israel’s former national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, said in an interview on Sunday that Iran had orchestrated the significant flare up in Gaza, the largest since the 2014 Gaza war. He noted that it all started when Palestinian Islamic Jihad snipers wounded two IDF officers patrolling the Gaza border on Friday. Amidror’s theory is that the timing was intentional.
“Why did the Islamic Jihad do this?” Amidror asked.
“The answer is again and again and again – Iran.”
Describing Islamic Jihad as a “completely owned and operated Iranian subsidiary,” according to a translation by The Jerusalem Post, Amidror said Friday’s provocation must have come directly on orders from Tehran.
This was followed by Trump’s Zio handler John Bolton’s announcement on Monday that an aircraft carrier is being sent to Middle East after indications Iran planned an attack on U.S. forces. Bolton got this intel from his handlers, the Israelis. This was described as an “unknown plot” uncovered by Israel’s Channel 13 News.
“The intelligence about a possible Iranian plot is not very specific at this stage,” the news network stated.
The way this game is played is to mention “Iranian proxies” as being responsible for the flare up in Gaza, as if Iran controlled every rag-tag freedom fighter in the region.
Some speculate the catalyst might be a USS Liberty incident off Yemen or in the Persian Gulf; but, ultimately, Winter Watch suspects that a major false flag will be carried out in the United States to justify war.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-backed coup attempt is failing in Caracas, forcing talk of direct U.S. military intervention. Venezuela has 32 million people, is mountainous and has fanatical last standers. Thus, it’s highly unlikely that this will be another Panama (population 4 million) or Grenada.
On 1 May US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News that regarding Venezuela, Donald Trump “has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent. Military action is possible. If that’s what’s required, that’s what the United States will do.” The same day, National Security Adviser John Bolton said on CNN that “The Russians like nothing better than putting a thumb in our eyes. They’d love to get effective control of a country in this hemisphere… We’ve made it clear to the Russians. . . why we think that behavior is unacceptable to us.” They were followed by Senator Lindsey Graham who tweeted “Cuba, Russia send troops to prop Maduro up in Venezuela while we talk sanction. Where is our aircraft carrier?”
Trump told Fox News that Venezuela is “an incredible mess . . . The place is so bad and so dangerous . . . so something is going to have to be done.” When asked what Washington’s options could be, he replied “Well, some of them I don’t even like to mention to you because they are pretty tough. A lot of things will be going on over the next week and sooner than that.”
The Pompeo shitstorm on Tuesday unexpectedly cancelled a meeting with Merkel stating, “Unfortunately, we must reschedule the Berlin meetings due to pressing issues.”
Merkel issued a terse statement, saying the joint appearance had been cancelled because of the “cancellation by the U.S. side.” Get off your knees, Germany, before it is too late. Keep your distance from the Rogue Nation.
After snubbing Germany, next we learn Pompeo scurried off to Baghdad to engage in more saber rattling and threats to strengthen Iran’s war party.
Pompeo accused Iran of aggression, noting that the U.S. intelligence was “very specific” about “attacks that were imminent.” When pressed on the precise nature of the Iran threat, he responded that he couldn’t go into details. But clearly, he was there to lean on Iraqi leaders to ensure the protection of American occupation troops, especially given Baghdad’s closeness to Iran — as if Iraq wants to ally with the Rogue Nation and go down the white phosphorus and depleted uranium route again.
Iran’s leaders dismissed Bolton’s words and western media hyping the ramping up of American readiness in the region as mere “psychological warfare” meant to scare and intimidate Tehran.
The neoconservative and neoliberal war parties’ capture of the political spectrum is virtually complete. The only time the media sings Trump’s praises is when he is engaged in brinksmanship. The Democratic “opposition” is too caught up in fake World Wide Wrestling distractions to bother with opposing war. Where is Obama in all this? Kerry? Clinton? Biden? Nowhere. Biden explains how the scam works.
Gutless wonders on board. Nothing could be more primed for a false flag.
About the only candidate who seriously addresses the neoliberal and neocon warmongering agenda is Tulsi Gabbard, and she’s totally marginalized. How can it be that polls only show her at 0.7% among the no-name empty-suit Democrat contenders? She is articulate and charismatic, yet no traction. This is the reason I don’t consider American politics to be at all legitimate. The kakistocracy will determine it all and make up any outcome that they desire in their relentless campaign to ruin the country.