JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA’S DISTURBING MODERN HISTORY WITH IRAN – AND NOW WE CAN ADD STATE TERROR – A FEW WORDS ON MURDERED GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI – IRAQ IS ORDERING THE AMERICAN MILITARY OUT – A BIG STEP IF IT CAN BE ENFORCED AGAINST THOSE STILL HAPPILY STEALING OIL IN SYRIA – PUTIN’S REACTION TO THE SET OF THREATS AGAINST IRAN WILL BE IMPORTANT   4 comments

John Chuckman

EXPANSION OF COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON CBC NEWS

 

“Iran abandons nuclear deal limits as thousands mourn general killed by U.S.”

 

My total sympathy is with this ancient society, one of earth’s great cradles of civilization much like China or Egypt, and a modern country which has started no wars. They are a lovely people, but they have suffered a great deal from outside interference.

Since the Revolution of 1979, ending the Shah’s government, the United States has engaged in 40 years of pure hatred against Iran, and it has taken many ugly actions along the way, including encouraging and supplying Saddam Hussein’s Iraq during the terrible long war (1980-88) inflicted upon Iran.

About a million died, including thousands from the poison gas Iraq used heavily, know-how and components having been supplied from either the United States or one of its European allies. The ruthless idea was to compensate for Iraq’s much smaller population in a war intended to punish or destroy Iran’s revolutionary government.

Please remember, the Iranian revolution happened in the historical context of an American-engineered coup, 1953, having toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and put into place the truly brutal Shah with his SAVAK secret police. It is well documented how SAVAK would pull out the fingernails of many of its prisoners.

America supported the Shah’s government for decades. The Shah was the kind of foreign leader the Pentagon and CIA much value. He was their “man in the Middle East.” Washington has never forgiven the government of Iran for the Shah’s loss of power. Israel, too, liked the Shah and detested the new government, making many false accusations against it.

The Iranians have always avoided rushing into war. They prepare for the possibility under the immense threats they have received – and, of course, not just threats, given the Iran-Iraq War, the shoot-down of a civilian airliner by an American warship, and numerous terrorist activities from Israel – but they have not started any war.

This new American act of state terror does demand a response. It will be carefully considered and may be a while coming.

I read a good deal of foreign press, and the fact is that the General was greatly admired and regarded as a hero by millions of people in the region.

He was a serious part of defeating ISIS. The General was a genuine hero in the Iraq-launched war against Iran, and he was much admired for his work with the Quds Force, an unconventional warfare branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Millions of ordinary people regarded him as legendary. Other military figures valued his talent.

It is said that he was one of the most gifted and fearless commanders of the era. His presence inspired soldiers, and his mind was brilliant.

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The Iraqi Parliament just voted to expel the American Military

Now, we’ll have to see whether the decision can be enforced.

We are dealing with a country, the United States, which takes muscular pride in behaviors like stealing Syrian oil or starving Iraqi children.

The American position in Syria is likely not sustainable without the troops based in Iraq.

It would be a great tribute to the General if his death did bring down that whole house of cards.

Remember, too, the United States killed a second important commander, the Deputy Commander of the PMU (Popular Mobilization Units), someone reporting to the Iraqi Prime Minister, as well as, previously, clusters of PMU soldiers, soldiers regarded as an integral part of Iraq’s military.

The entire set of American acts could hardly be more outrageous, and now Trump is repeating threats about bombing 52 targets in Iran, including cultural ones.

It will be interesting to watch Putin’s reactions.

Russia is not a formal ally of Iran’s, but they have worked together in Syria, and there are steps he can take, steps ranging from small to large.

Supplying Iran with the extremely sophisticated S-400 anti-aircraft/anti-missile missiles plus teams of Russia trainers could be a possibility. It would protect important facilities from aerial bombardment as well as make a statement. America and Israel have reluctant respect for this weapon.

Putin does need Iran in his struggle with the United States – as does China – and cannot, I think, just let it go to American predation, as he regretfully did Libya in 2011. But he is constrained in his choices, as well as always being cautious.

Posted January 6, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

4 responses to “JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA’S DISTURBING MODERN HISTORY WITH IRAN – AND NOW WE CAN ADD STATE TERROR – A FEW WORDS ON MURDERED GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI – IRAQ IS ORDERING THE AMERICAN MILITARY OUT – A BIG STEP IF IT CAN BE ENFORCED AGAINST THOSE STILL HAPPILY STEALING OIL IN SYRIA – PUTIN’S REACTION TO THE SET OF THREATS AGAINST IRAN WILL BE IMPORTANT

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  1. Reblogged this on Random Thoughts and commented:
    I totally with Chuck’s assessment here. Nothing more to add except that what we are seeing is the end of US Imperialism.

  2. I wanted to leave a couple of comments I left or attempted to leave on articles in relation to the recent war crimes committed by our twitterer in chief.

    The comment below was not allowed. It was in relation to this article.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-01-07/bolton-testimony-in-trump-s-impeachment-trial-isn-t-likely
    My comment:
    Trump fired Bolton, which outrages Bolton.
    Within 2 weeks of being kicked to the White House curb, Pelosi announces impeachment , thanks to the “anonymous ” “whistleblower” producing just the “evidence” she needed.
    Even though no one has said a word about Bolton testifying, Bolton announces he will not testify unless forced. He is smart enough and pissed off enough to know that simply saying this will cause Trump great anxiety.
    In the meantime, Bolton communicates to Trump that his testimony would destroy more then Trump’s job, but his entire life. He reminds Trump that the FBI has thousands of videos taken from Epstein’s houses. Then he expresses his regret at not attacking Iran before he was fired.
    Strangely, Trump is exceptionally quite concerning Bolton after he is fired. With the other people he threw under the bus to cover his own butt, he wasted no time attacking them on twitter or in speeches. Yet, not a word about Bolton.
    Then Trump out- Boltons Bolton and assassinates the 2 greatest enemies OF ISIS, calling the General the biggest terrorist on earth. While Americans are so propagandized they will believe anything the USG & it’s propaganda ministry tells them, the rest of the world is educated enough to know who fought ISIS and who acted as ISIS ‘S personal airforce and who treated their wounded in their hospitals. Trump is just the tool of his GF in Tel Aviv and his largest campaign donor. He knows his children will never be forced to fight the wars he starts & like everyone else in power , he does not give a damn if anyone else’s children die fighting the USG’s wars for profits. I believe he ordered the murder of those 12 men to prevent Bolton from testifying against him. Plus ordering the military to murder people feeds his ego & at least for a moment, he forgets that he is an entitled draft dodging coward.
    Bolton can now baste in the excitement of the murders he has been lusting after for decades. He too suffers from the cowardly, draft dodger mindset.
    And Bolton, if he can be trusted, ( lol) is now willing to testify in support of his puppet twitterer in Chief. Well, at least until he conjures up an even more bloody, godless act of war he can convince his btch in the White House to do for his pleasure and bank acct.
    FYI Did you know that there are 124 countries with higher literacy rates than the US? IMO, that is by design. An uneducated population is easier to keep divided and control. Only an exceptionally ignorant population would support the same politicians that can send their children to war, also being in control of handing over billion dollar no BID CONTRACTS to the same defense contractors they are personally invested in ! US troops are nothing more then cannon fodder to increase the personal wealth of these people. An educated population, even with the cradle to grave propaganda American experience, would never accept such treasonous ungodly behavior.
    I probably have wasted my time expressing my views on this site. It just crossed my mind my comment may be deleted. Oh well, that’s life in ” the freest country on earth” .

    My comment on this video

    I do not trust or believe this Israeli. He is implying that Iranian leaders agreed, for the sake of fooling the Iranian people, to put on a dog and pony show with no intentions of causing harm or damage to the Americans. In other words, he is is saying, that Iranian leaders have no problem mocking the heartbreak & outrage of their citizens by allowing Trump, the Saudis and the Talmudic State to “save face” in front of the entire world. This is total BS.
    Israel fears, probably for the 1st time , an Iranian attack on themselves! Up until this happened, Israel, much like the arrogant USG, actually believed Iran was too weak to cause them harm. Both the US military and the IDF have convinced themselves they are the greatest warriors on earth untouchable. This happens when the only people you face in ” wars” have no real weapons, much less a military. It is like an 18 year old bragging every day about “whooping the ass” of a five year old. When faced going up against someone his own age & size, he will get his butt kicked.
    Back to my point. Israel wants the Iranian government overthrown more now than ever. Since the assasination of
    Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleima, commander of the PMF Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis , and the 10 Iraqi soldiers, the once divided groups in Iran, have United against the Great and small Satan. It is impossible to overthrow a government when the population is United. That is the reason for pushing this propaganda out of Israel, implying the Iranian leaders are lying to & mocking their citizens. What better way to create chaos amongst the people, divide them against each other and against the leaders. I also never believed the zero deaths BS the US is claiming. There were reports coming from the base of 40-50 American deaths and injured being airlifted out, long before reports of Trump being advised. Only later did those reports first change to dead Iraqi soldiers and later to zero deaths. With almost 100 dead Americans, it would be impossible to convince Iranians that their leaders played them to allow Trump to save face.
    Anytime Israeli and American media are pushing a story, especially with the usual suspect, the “anonymous sources,”, it should never be trusted.
    In the coming weeks, keep your eyes and ears open for reports of American soldiers/contractors being killed or dying in Africa, at sea, helicopter crashes and of course, suicide. While, it would not be the first time the USG lies to or does not tell, the American people about troops killed,
    In today’s world, dead American soldiers are perfect to be used as propaganda to rile up the American people.
    Especially when Americans are so easy to lie to.

    This is my first visit to your page. I am looking forward to exploring your work. Thank you.

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