Watch For That Inflection Point

CoS Bolton is going around the world drumming yup support for a possible trip to Iran (by trip I mean some sort of military action)…..

Bolton is what Bolton always does….protects Israel over the interests of this country.

Hiss newest con job on the world is about the possibility of an attack by Iran….and he has gone viral with the warmongers….

Here’s the dire warning National Security Advisor John Bolton brought Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 6: “We have little doubt that Iran’s leadership is still strategically committed to achieving deliverable nuclear weapons.”

I have found zero evidence to support Bolton’s claim. It is unclear who “we” means, but it certainly does not include the American intelligence community. They have found exactly the opposite.

While it is currently trendy to fact-check Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, allow me to suggest that it matters more — a lot more —when  statements made by the national security advisor are untrue. This four-Pinocchio claim is a true whopper and has serious national security implications.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/01/boltons-big-iran-con/154109/

Time for all of us to start looking for that “Tonkin Moment” that will start a war with Iran over some minor incident that can be used to gin up support to the attacks.

It will not be difficult since the US and NATO pretty much have Iran surrounded….just look at the map…..

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Even Pentagon officials are fearing the language of Bolton…..

Having spent decades advocating a US attack on Iran, John Bolton’s position as National Security Adviser is allowing him to push the idea hard with President Trump. For those less enamored of that war, including Pentagon leadership, there is mounting concern that Bolton might provoke such a war.

So when Bolton came to the Pentagon asking them for military options for attacking Iran, nominally in retaliation for a Shi’ite Iraqi militia firing mortar shells in Baghdad, they were reticent.

The options they delivered were reportedly very limited. They involved little more than a show of force with limited airstrikes against some random Iranian military site. This was far short of what Bolton wanted, but former Defense Secretary James Mattis argued that even this was a bad idea, and no attack has happened yet.

But the National Security Council are still saying the attack plans are being considered, and Mattis is no longer around to argue against it. This potentially would allow Bolton to push for the symbolic attack and hope it escalates into more, or to push the Mattis-less Pentagon for even bigger plans for more ambitious wars.

(antiwar.com)

Like I keep saying….watch for that one small incident that can be used to turn this from a war or words to a war of bullets and missiles.

Why would I say this?  Pompeo has trotted through the Middle East beat the drums of war…..

The United States’ international windbag, Secretary of Defense (read: War) Mike Pompeo has been acting the imperial blowhard throughout the Middle East. With his boss busy denying that he’s a Russian agent, watching advisors and cabinet members come and go with dizzying alacrity, and dodging porn-star accusations, Pompeo is trotting through the Middle East, sounding war drums.

It seems that Iran, which has long been in the crosshairs of U.S. gunboat ‘diplomacy’, remains firmly targeted. In Cairo, Pompeo promised a “…campaign to stop Iran’s malevolent influence and actions against this region and the world”.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/01/18/pompeo-the-u-s-and-iran/

But say that there is a short limited war with Iran?  If interested check it out.

https://lobotero.com/2015/04/16/a-really-bad-idea-a-limited-war-with-iran-the-national-interest/

For those that want to know what went wrong and the US and Iran were at each other’s throats……all this animosity began with the hostage situation from the 1970s……if one would like to see how all this manure began then the national archives can help…..

The Iran Hostage Crisis was a major international crisis caused by the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and its employees by revolutionary Iranian students, who then held the Embassy employees as hostages, in direct violation of international law. The revolutionary government of Iran, under the Ayatollah Khomeini, supported the hostage undertaking. The crisis ended with the release of the hostages after a captivity of 444 days, from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981.

https://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/iran-hostage-crisis

In closing….a “what if”……https://lobotero.com/2017/05/31/iran-a-what-if/

 

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5 thoughts on “Watch For That Inflection Point

  1. It certainly feels like they are desperate to construct a reason to attack Iran. I am reminded of all that ‘WMD’ stuff, used to justify toppling Saddam. They should remember how badly that turned out.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It is that the M-IC warmongers cannot stand it…..nothing about Iran needs attacking…..shot memories have killed many a good soldier…..chuq

  2. “Hiss newest con job on the world is about the possibility of an attack by Iran….and he has gone viral with the warmongers….” is this a typo – grin – or are you hinting that Bolton is a spy for the PM of Israel? lol

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