‘We took action last night to stop a war.’ –– Donald Trump on Jan. 3, 2020
In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2011
The coffins of two martyrs — Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Quds Force Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandisin — were displayed together Saturday in a funeral procession in the holy city of Karbala in central Iraq.
To the Trumptard dimwits and the Zio-brainwashed types who stumble onto this site, allow me to explain the significance: This joint procession signals a united effort between Iraq and Iran to expel clown world America and its flying monkeys from Iraq and probably Syria. The U.S. can withdraw as requested or face a war of liberation.
Indeed, a united Iraqi Parliament is meeting Sunday for this very purpose.
— Press TV (@PressTV) January 5, 2020
Update: Incredibly we also learn Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi, said that Soleimani was due to meet with him on Tuesday to discuss a Saudi offer to de-escalate tension in the area.
Iraqi Parliament votes to end presence of US troops preventing them from using land, water or airspace. #Iran Foreign Minister has also lodged an official UN complaint against the US. Iraqi government must approve non-binding vote. #WarCrimes #Iranattack https://t.co/SK62StMwUr
— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) January 5, 2020
Pompeo once again digs his heels on delusion.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 5, 2020
In true Mafia gangster fashion Trump issues an extortion after the Iraqi vote: “We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. Long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it.” Trump told the AF1 reporter pool.
In the U.S. on the other-hand, Trump faces opposition from Congress. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) is introducing a resolution aimed at blocking the war, saying that the administration must not attack Iran without an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). There is no sign an AUMF is even being considered.
The Kaine resolution would require a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate in practice, otherwise it would face the fate of similar resolutions on the unauthorized Yemen War.
For Americans, it’s high time we realize we’ve been hijacked and held hostage by the mentally ill at best and satanic forces at worst. Trump and his minions just can’t help themselves. They engage in endless psychopathic inversions, illustrated in the quotes in the header.
Is the dump part of a pump-and-dump in the bubbly financial markets also at hand? Large slugs of Fed money printing are rolling off this week starting Monday. Next week the Fed will drain nearly $72 billion in liquidity if term repos aren’t rolled. Will the Red Queen amplify that and pop the Bubble with an infamous mis-timed tweet of some sort? I’ve always felt that would happen.
And what is served from threatening Iranian cultural sites? Is that designed to build a coalition of the willing a la the Bush crime family, or to further isolate and degrade America in world opinion?
….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
President Trump’s tweeted threat to target sites that are “important to Iran & the Iranian culture” caught many in his administration off-guard, a U.S. national security official says. Attacking cultural sites is a war crime under an international treaty. https://t.co/FJVtrKY6tS
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 5, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo expressed disappointment that no support was forthcoming from Europe. And what of Turkey and Iran, have been moving friendlier.
Beavis and Butthead learn there is no coalition of the willing for WWIII https://t.co/m4qs45oESk
— Winter Watch (@New_Nationalist) January 4, 2020
Yet more Pompeo miscalculations.
— Dark Journalist (@darkjournalist) January 5, 2020
The challenge Iran and Iraq face is to calibrate their revenge and liberation response in order not to dissipate the feelings of sympathy engendered by Trumpian stupidity and to keep the optics around liberation.
— iftiAmiry (@IftiAmiry) January 4, 2020
As of this hour, the Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah is warning Iraqi Security Forces should stay away from U.S. bases. After the U.S. expulsion declaration is passed later Sunday, we may see a serious assault on U.S. bases in Iraq. Either that or an embarrassing last-minute withdrawal similar to the fall of Saigon.
If Trump is stubborn, which I expect, the U.S. might try the Alamo strategy, and we could see U.S. POWs paraded through the streets. There is not a large U.S. boots-on-the-ground presence in Iraq (approx. 5,000 troops), or even in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. And once those countries are used for staging to interdict in Iraq, they will be hit with Iran’s successful asymmetrical warfare tactics, including choking Saudi oil.
The U.S. might try to reinforce and lure the Iranian army and Revolutionary Guard more out in the open in Iraq rather than strongholds in mountainous Iran. I doubt they will fall for it; however, they can’t sit idly by while a buildup occurs. If the U.S. overreaches, look for China to stir trouble in the South China Sea.
The problem unified Iran and Iraq faces is the potential for a false flag, which is a habitual method that has been employed successfully for years now. A sign of a false flag or a faked deception usually involves senseless killing of low-value innocents. We have described this in detail on our pages.
A real payback strike would involve high-value targets, such as military installations, top commanders and ships. Indeed this is the stated policy.
While #Nasrallah said the US occupation forces are legitimate targets of the resistance forces in the region, he urged all forces not to target any American civilians because they’re not guilty of their administration’s crime.
— Kevork Almassian (@KevorkAlmassian) January 5, 2020
I doubt Iran would lead off with cutting of the Strait of Hormuz at least initially, as that impacts neutral nations in Europe and the third world. Mostly it will be in Iraq as part of the American removal offensive.