Is It Is Or Is It Ain’t?

If you have been paying attention to the news these days then you will know that we may be inching closer to a war with Iran……..

Pompeo has gone on the Tube and accused Iran of an attack on tankers in the Persian Gulf….without any proof other than his word……the problem there is that the captain of one of the attacked tankers does not agree with Pompeo….

The owner of the Japanese tanker that was attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the Kokuka Outrageous, contradicted the US military’s claims about the attack. Central Command reported that the two tankers were hit with limpet mines, a type of mine that is attached to the hull of a ship below the waterline using magnets. But Yutaka Katada, the owner of the Kokuka Outrageous, said he received reports a projectile hit the ship.

“We received reports that something flew towards the ship,” Katada said at a press conference, “The place where the projectile landed was significantly higher than the water level, so we are absolutely sure that this wasn’t a torpedo. I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship.”

(antiwar.com)

All this reminds me of the 1980s…..the old “Tanker Wars”……

Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world’s crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the “Tanker War.”

While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become.

The so-called “Tanker War” involved American naval ships escorting reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers through the Persian Gulf and the strait after Iranian mines damaged vessels in the region. It culminated in a one-day naval battle between Washington and Tehran, and also saw America accidentally shoot down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people.

https://www.apnews.com/ceb6e7a86bf14a9a8d8ecf81c9dcc7ef

Plus the MSM has been hyping the incident to fan the flames of war….trying to get the public lathered up so they will fully support an illegal war….

If there were any lingering hopes that the corporate media learned from its role in perpetuating the lies that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and would never again help start a Middle East war on the basis of false or flimsy evidence, the headlines that blared across the front pages of major U.S. news websites Thursday night indicated that such hopes were badly misplaced.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/14/think-us-media-wont-help-lead-nation-war-iran-based-flimsy-or-false-intelligence

It is getting so bad that Pompeo even blames Iran for attacks by the Taleban….

In the violence in Kabul broached by Pompeo, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a U.S.convoy on May 31 that killed four Afghan pedestrians and wounded four American servicemen and at least three civilians. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid boasted of the attack in a phone call with The Associated Press.

But on Thursday, as Pompeo slammed Iran, he called the Kabul bombing one of “a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and allied interests,” the Post reported.

The characterization of the Kabul attack as linked to Iran surprised experts and a former U.S. diplomat, the Post reported. Besides the Taliban’s claim of responsibility, they said it would be unusual for Iran to launch an attack inside Kabul.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tanker-attacks-iran-pompeo-taliban_n_5d0581b2e4b0dc17ef0aed60

These warmongers are itching for another fight and will use or blame whoever they must to get their war.

8 thoughts on “Is It Is Or Is It Ain’t?

  1. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and now Iran. Will they never learn?
    (Rhetorical question)
    It’s always oil of course. Oil, and Israel.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. Are you suggesting that Trump’s effort to control our borders with Mexico from thousands of people pouring in, that he considers brown skinned people the enemy and he is racially motivated ? That stopping Iran’s mischief and destabilization efforts is racially motivated ? If he was not attentive to these matters what would be the accusations then ?

      2. Yes I do. Then you tell me since 1950 most all our “wars” have been again brown skin people….first I do not think he is attentive at all…he is just reacting to news he hears on FOX…..without a SecDef he is only reacting not ahead of the event…..chuq

  2. I really don’t think Trump wants an Iran war. A few weeks back he spoke of leaving Afghanistan until he was slammed by Pentagon and military policy makers for the idea and over leaving Syria too. The sanctions are strangling Iran effectively. I cannot fathom why Iran would risk these kinds of attacks , however.

      1. I am afraid too that out of desperation Iran will attack regions in the area haphazardly and many innocents will perish. I have read that Iran is a relatively youthful population and young adults would really care to break free of the military/we want nukes/ we fund terrorism policies of the theocracy. They want to be like and live like middle class Americans and avail themselves of European and American lifestyles. It is a country repressing its own people. How long can it last ?

      2. As long as Islam is used to control the people it will last a long time….forced religion like the Saudis will last as long as they control the means to punish…..chuq

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