As The Forces Gather

I have been watching the Iranian/Israel/Saudi/US drama play out and I read something that should make every American think and then shudder at the possibility…..

TomDispatch regular Michael Klare points out, we seem to be on a path to a Third Gulf War. Once again, Iran is the enemy. Once again, as in 2003, a president is surrounded by bellicose advisers intent on just such a war and looking for the right excuse to launch it. And if this doesn’t seem eerily repetitive to you, well, what can I say – except that this little history gives grim new meaning to the adage, often credited to philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ Tom

https://original.antiwar.com/Michael_Klare/2018/05/13/gearing-up-for-the-third-gulf-war/

SecState Pompeo is doing what a good warmonger would do….thumping his chest like a crazed primate…..

In a speech at the right-wing Heritage Foundation on Monday that critics said should put to rest all lingering illusions that the Trump White House wants anything other than regime change in Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a “wildly unrealistic” list of demands that Iran must meet if it wants nuclear talks with America and warned that the U.S. will “crush” Tehran with sanctions if it doesn’t comply.

“Pompeo has not outlined a strategy, but rather a grab bag of wishful thinking that can only be interpreted as a call for regime change in Iran,” Suzanne Maloney, a senior fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, wrote on Twitter in response to the secretary of state’s remarks. “This speech could have been given word-for-word by [national security adviser John] Bolton.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/21/iraq-war-playbook-returns-pompeo-replaces-diplomacy-threat-crush-iran

I fear for our young…we are on the road to repeating the mistake of 2003 and the invasion of Iraq and then the occupation that lead to even more destruction and deaths……

“Cry Havoc And Release The Dogs Of War”

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4 thoughts on “As The Forces Gather

  1. Sorry to sound selfish, but I hope the UK doesn’t follow the US lead again with this one.
    And on another note, war with Iran would push oil prices sky high. Good for US and Saudi oil company profits. Just a thought. Dying for oil and profit, all over again…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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