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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THERE IS AN ABSURD SIDE TO AMERICA’S FRIGHTENING HYPER-AGGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS IRAN   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“US: Anyone Touching Iran Tanker Risks Sanctions

“Permission to dock will be treated as “support for terrorism” on the part of Greece”

 

Can you imagine a highly-paid and prestigious outfit like the American State Department with nothing better to do than track and check up on how an oil tanker is being treated by the world?

There really is a genuinely absurd side to America’s current hyper-aggression.

But look at that cast of lead characters – Bolton, Pompeo, Trump. Derangement is etched into the expressions on every one of those faces.

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Response to a comment which said, “I wouldn’t put it past the US/Israel to sink the Tanker if it turns to go into Greece”:

We can put nothing past the United States anymore.

Things really have come to that.

Remember, they thought nothing of turning off all the fridges and life-saving machines in Venezuela several times.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: MORE ON IRAN AND AMERICAN DRONES – TRUMP THREATENS “OBLITERATION” IF “ANYTHING AMERICAN” ATTACKED – RUSSIA ADDS TO EVIDENCE THAT AMERICAN DRONE WAS IN IRANIAN TERRITORY – WE WATCH A SICK DANSE MACABRE BY A DANGEROUSLY UNBALANCED PRESIDENT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

 

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE ON CBC NEWS

 

“Trump threatens ‘obliteration’ should Iran attack ‘anything American’”

 “Iran calls new U.S. sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic'”

 

And Iran is right.

At a big meeting in Jerusalem involving Russia, the United States, and Israel, Russia revealed that it has additional proof, apart from that already supplied by Iran, that the drone was shot down over Iranian territory.

Since when is it a crime to shoot down a hostile machine, barging into your territory, flying very high up, with its transponder signals turned off, at night, and responding to no attempts at contact?

Moreover, a hostile machine sent by people surrounding you with a naval armada and with nuclear-capable bombers stationed nearby, sent by people who use similar machines, week-in, week-out, to kill innocent people in a dozen places?

America’s behavior is seriously threatening a nation guilty of no illegality and with not a single incident of aggression in its modern history.

And then it just keeps lying about what it’s doing.

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Response to a comment saying if only we didn’t have oil and religious differences endangering us:

Actually, both oil and religious differences have very little to do with this whole affair, which I follow closely.

You left out what is, by far, the biggest problem, American arrogance and exceptionalism in trying to tell everyone on the planet what to do.

Backed up by a Frankenstein military establishment whose budget the country can’t even afford.

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Response to another comment:

Iran has said countless times it never worked towards a bomb.

They are backed by experts from other countries, including experts from the United States.

And no one has been able to contradict them with any real proof, although the loony Netanyahu, who loves war as much as John Bolton, once pretended he had some. It was a shameful fraud, now quite forgotten, even by Netanyahu.

There are important reasons other than weapons for developing some uranium-enrichment technology.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: IRAN AND ISRAEL – NETANYAHU IN BRITAIN MAKING INSANE CLAIMS ABOUT IRAN – THE REAL REASON ISRAEL SO HATES IRAN   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

‘Iran seeks to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world. And it offers provocation after provocation’

Thus, the fetid imaginings of a proven street thug, thief, murderer, and serial liar (Presidents of two major Western countries having so described him a few years back).

Thus, Iran, which has attacked no one in its entire modern history, is characterized by the sick leader of a country which has attacked every neighbor that it has, some more than once.

Iran, which has been busy truly fighting ISIS alongside Russia, while we know Israel has always secretly supported the terrorists in Syria.

Iran, which knows full well, just as we all do, that Israel possesses a totally illegal nuclear arsenal which it uses to intimidate the entire Middle East, only seeks with its missiles to defend itself.

Were the Israel Lobby not so important in British and American politics, Netanyahu would be laughed out the door for making such insane, ranting claims.

We know also that Netanyahu was ready to strike Iran with no declaration of war some while back. Israel spent a lot of time and money practicing just that.

He was reportedly only stopped by Obama telling him he’d shoot Israel’s planes out of the sky if they attacked in one of Obama’s few sound moves in foreign policy.

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Response to another reader:

Your bundling the names together is simply wrong.

Well, Trump Farage and Le Pen have yet to kill a single person.

Netanyahu has literally killed thousands, including hundreds of Palestinian children.

Trump Farage and Le Pen have yet to steal so much as a basket of apples.

Netanyahu has brazenly stolen the homes and farms of thousands.

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 Response to another reader:

Iran is hated by Israel for one simple reason.

It is a large country which happens to be Muslim, and it is potentially a powerful and influential one.

Israel, bristling with weapons out of all proportion to its economy or population, strives to be the miniature replica of the United States in the Middle East.

It wants to tell everyone in the region what to do and to keep anyone who does not agree with it intimidated.