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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:02 PM

Pompeo blames Iran without a shred of Evidence.







'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence

"Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war."


byJake Johnson, staff writer
CommonDreams, June 13, 2019

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In a column following Pompeo's speech, Esquire's Charles Pierce wrote that he is "not buying this in the least."

"I remember the Iraq lies," Pierce wrote. "I know this administration is truthless from top to bottom and all the way out both sides. I don't trust the Saudi government as far as I can throw a bone saw. And this president feels very much like he's being run to ground at the moment and needs a distraction."

"And his Secretary of State is a third-rate congresscritter from Kansas who once advised American soldiers to disobey lawful orders, and who's fighting way above his weight class," added Pierce. "Also, too, John Bolton is eight kinds of maniac."

On Twitter, Trita Parsi—founder of the National Iranian American Council—echoed Pierce, writing: "A serial liar is president. A warmonger and a serial fabricator who helped get us into the disastrous Iraq war and who has sabotaged numerous attempts at diplomacy is the [national security] advisor."

"But go ahead, media, treat Pompeo's accusations as 'evidence'..." Parsi added.

Source....

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/13/deja-vu-iraq-war-lies-mike-pompeo-blames-iran-tanker-attack-without-single-shred



War will save yet another Big Oil warmonger at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Reply Pompeo blames Iran without a shred of Evidence. (Original post)
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 OP
democratisphere Jun 2019 #1
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #8
shanny Jun 2019 #2
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #9
shanny Jun 2019 #10
Ghost Dog Jun 2019 #3
shanny Jun 2019 #11
Ghost Dog Jun 2019 #14
shanny Jun 2019 #16
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #12
Ghost Dog Jun 2019 #15
dalton99a Jun 2019 #4
Scurrilous Jun 2019 #5
walkingman Jun 2019 #6
roamer65 Jun 2019 #7
spanone Jun 2019 #13

Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:07 PM

1. Be suspicious. Be very suspicious.

This has the stank of WMDs in Iraq.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:27 PM

8. War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War 1 a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

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https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:07 PM

2. WMD I suppose.

 

How many of us knew that was a lie when they told it? And these mofos are WAY more transparent / less credible.

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Response to shanny (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 07:37 PM

9. Then they were "Neocons."

Same crowd today are “Trumpsters.” And Big Oil remains the power behind the golden porcelain throne.


Bill Barr: The "Cover-Up General"

"At the center of the criticism is the chief artic­ulator of Bush's imperial presidency," we reported in 1992, "the man who wrote the legal rationale for the Gulf War, the Panama invasion, and the officially sanctioned kidnapping of foreign nationals abroad"

by FRANK SNEPP
The Village Voice, APRIL 18, 2019
The Village Voice, October 27, 1992

“Attorney General William Barr is the Best Reason to Vote for Clinton”

Excerpt....

SON OF THE CIA

It was 21 years ago, in 1971, that I first encountered William Barr. Both of us were working for the CIA at the time, he as a novice China analyst, I as a member of the agency’s Vietnam task force. Jovial and un­assuming, he took his cues easily from an overly politicized office chief. It was a to­ken of things to come.

Three years before, we had brushed shoulders unknowingly on Columbia Uni­versity’s roiling campus. Both of us were on the other side of the barricades as antiwar demonstrations there blasted our genera­tion into a decade of rage. Barr, a conserva­tive student spokesman, preached tough­ness to the university administration, of which his father, then dean of the engineer­ing faculty, was a leading light. Years later, this same damn-the-torpedoes zeal would commend Barr to his ultimate father figure, George Bush. When Cuban refugees penned up at an Alabama prison rioted and took hostages in the summer of 1991, depu­ty attorney general Barr ordered the place stormed. Soon afterward, Bush tapped him for the attorney general slot itself.

Barr first met Bush in the CIA. In 1976, having shifted to the agency’s legislative office, he helped write the pap sheets that director Bush used to fend off the Pike and Church committees, the first real embodiments of Congressional oversight of the CIA. Intimates say the experience was for­mative for Barr, turning him into an impla­cable enemy of congressional intrusions on executive prerogative.

“The most radical period I had probably was when I was sort of a moderate Republi­can,” he later acknowledged. Sure enough, Barr stayed safe within conservative clutch­es even after leaving the agency in 1977. Armed with a night-school law diploma, he asked for — and got — Bush’s backing for a clerkship appointment to Malcolm Wilkey of the Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. Years later, as attorney general, Barr would name Wilkey to investigate the House Banking scandal. Wilkey repayed the favor with a wrenchingly partisan in­quiry. Feeding the press overheated charges of wrongdoing, he scored points off the Democratic Congress just as the adminis­tration itself was being pilloried for its failed economics.

Source...

https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/04/18/attorney-general-william-barr-is-the-best-reason-to-vote-for-clinton/



Barr and Pompeo may not own Trump, but they now will operate him.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:00 PM

10. Wow. Thank you for the information, and the link.

 

More depth than I have encountered, and always welcome.

OT but the "son of the CIA" hits close: I play cards once a week with an eclectic group of women--ages 60s to 70s. We discuss politics at times (it is too raw for general discussion, but all of us are appalled by Rump). When the Iran treaty was in the works that came up. I was all in favor of peace, as were the rest, and one of the points I made was the fact that Iran had a genuine beef with us since the CIA overthrew their democratically-elected socialist government in '54 and why should they forget/overlook that? Interestingly, dead silence at the table. Turns out, unbeknownst to me (I was new), one of the other women's father, and brother, were CIA. Given the time frame and ages of those involved....

Needless to say, she remains in denial of the damage we have done. That is true of too many others in this country as well.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:16 PM

3. Trita Parsi is author of this analysis from a year ago (NY Review Of Books):

On July 22 (2018), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address an Iranian-American audience at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. The speech is part of a deliberate policy of escalating tensions with Iran, targeting its economy and supporting Iranian opposition groups—all for the purpose of pressuring and destabilizing Iran. At least one member of an Iranian terrorist group that has killed American citizens will also be in attendance. But it won’t be to disrupt Pompeo’s speech; rather, to support it. In fact, the member is on the invitation list.

Last month, the same terrorist group held an event in Paris, busing in thousands of young people from Eastern Europe to hear Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani call for regime change in Tehran. A similar event in Paris last year was addressed by John Bolton, who recently became President Trump’s national security adviser.

How an organization that was only delisted by the US Department of State as a terrorist group in 2012 could so soon after win influential friends at the heart of America’s current administration is the strange and sinister story of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, better known by its initials, MEK. Commonly called a cult by most observers, the MEK systematically abuses its members, most of whom are effectively captives of the organization, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Regardless of its delisting by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—a political calculation on her part since many senior Democrats, as well as Republicans, had been persuaded by the MEK’s lavish lobbying efforts—the group has never ceased terrorizing its members and has continued to conduct assassinations inside Iran.

In the 1980s, the MEK served as a private militia fighting for Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War. Today, it has a different paymaster: the group is believed to be funded, in the millions of dollars, by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Washington, D.C., as in Paris, France, the MEK pays tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees to US officials. Bolton, in particular, is a long-time paid supporter of the MEK, reportedly receiving as much as $180,000 for his appearances at the group’s events...

(Much more...) https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/07/20/why-trumps-hawks-back-the-mek-terrorist-cult/


So, "Intelligence" might point to the use of these people in a false flag op., conserving US-UK special forces direct action for, soon?

(See also MEK website: https://mek-iran.com/ )


Also at: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12186323

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:03 PM

11. delisted in 2012

 

well, that seems odd

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Response to shanny (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:21 PM

14. Rather than odd, I'd say it looks like part of a plan, shanny.

A large plan long time gestating and about to burst, full of pus, please forgive me.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:45 PM

16. I don't think it is a coincidence

 

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:19 PM

12. MeK paid Bolton big bucks when the mustache was in the wilderness.

Now it’s payback time.

Here’s Rudy G going where the MeK money is:





Who is the Iranian group targeted by bombers and beloved of Trump allies?

Cult-like MeK was listed as terrorist group in US until 2012 – but its opposition to Tehran has attracted backing of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and others bent on regime change in Iran


Sade d Kamali Dehghan, Iran correspondent
The Guardian
Mon 2 Jul 2018 13.03 EDT

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK), the extreme Iranian opposition group who was the target of a foiled bombing attack in France, was once a sworn enemy of the United States. The cult-like Iranian group was responsible for the killing of six Americans in Iran in the 1970s; in 1979 it enthusiastically cheered the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, when angry students held 52 American diplomats hostage for a period of 444 days.

Its opposition to Tehran’s current rulers, however, has earned the group powerful allies in the west, particularly among Americans bent on regime change.

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, addressed an MeK rally in Paris on Saturday, calling for regime change in Tehran. On Monday, Belgian authorities said four people, including a diplomat at the Iranian embassy in the Austrian capital Vienna, have been arrested after being accused of preparing a bomb attack in France targeted at the MeK rally.

Many in the crowd of about 4,000 that Giuliani was addressing were eastern Europeans bussed in to attend the event in return for a weekend trip to Paris. He is among a series of high-profile US politicians, including John McCain and John Bolton, who have met the MeK’s leader Maryam Rajavi or spoken at its rallies.

It was only in 2012 that the US delisted it as a terrorist group. But the arrival of John Bolton, the MeK’s most powerful advocate, as US national security adviser has given the group unprecedented proximity to the White House and a new lease of political life.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/iran-mek-cult-terrorist-trump-allies-john-bolton-rudy-giuliani



Thank you for the important history detailing those wishing to return to power in the Persian Gulf to the regime change specialists in the employ of global warmongers running Wall Street-on-the-Potomac, GhostDog.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:23 PM

15. ¡Bingo!

Thanks for that, Kid Berwyn.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:22 PM

4. Kick

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:25 PM

5. K&R

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:37 PM

6. You cannot believe a thing coming out of this administrations mouth.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 06:40 PM

7. Smells like a Mossad black op.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:21 PM

13. K&R...

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