Henry Kissinger warns destroying Isis could lead to ‘Iranian radical empire’ Reply

Kissinger is almost enough to make me think there might be something to David Icke’s alien lizard people theory.

This man is one of the biggest scumbags the United States as a nation ever produced, but I’ve always appreciated his Machiavellian candor. If only all ruling class/power elite operatives were so forthcoming.

By Shehab Khan

The Independent

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Henry Kissinger has warned that destroying Isis could lead to an “Iranian radical empire”.

The former diplomat has suggested that once Isis is defeated, if Iran occupies the free territory, the result could lead to the emergence of a new empire.

The 94-year-old, who was the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, also spoke about the complications of taking sides in Middle Eastern conflicts.

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Keith Preston: Trump seeks to distance Russia from China, Iran Reply

Press TV. Listen here.

US President Donald Trump’s plans to reduce Washington’s foreign interventionism and focus on issues like immigration are part of a foreign policy plan that seeks to separate Russia from China and Iran, says an American analyst.

Keith Preston, director of attackthesystem.org, made the remarks while discussing Trump’s directives to curb immigration.

On Wednesday, the new president signed executive orders to begin the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and to crack down on states that harbor immigrants.

Following his campaign pledge to ban Muslims from entering America, Trump is also expected to sign another executive order which blocks the entry of Syrian refugees and suspends the entry of any immigrants from Syria and other Muslim countries like Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Yemen.

“He is apparently going to follow through with many things he said he was going to do on the campaign trail and I think primarily what he is aiming to do right now is to establish his own credibility,” Preston told Press TV on Wednesday..

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Trump Will Try to Smash the China-Russia-Iran Triangle: Here’s Why He Will Fail Reply

The best analysis of the Trumpian approach to foreign policy I have seen to date.

By Pete Escobar

South China Morning Press

China, Russia and Iran are the three key players in what promises to be the Eurasian Century.

Donald Trump may be The Joker; The Fool; The Ace of Spades; the ultimate trickster. What nobody can tell for sure is how this shifty chameleon will seduce, cajole, divide and threaten these three countries in his bid to “Make America Great Again”.

Considering the composition of his cabinet, as well as his motormouth twittering, the world according to Trump sees radical Islam as the No 1 threat, followed by Iran, China and Russia.

The strategy of Henry Kissinger, Trump’s unofficial foreign policy guru, is a mix of “balance of power” and “divide and rule”. It will consist of seducing Russia away from its strategic partner China; keeping China constantly on a sort of red alert; and targeting Islamic State while continuing to harass Iran.

All this has the potential to backfire splendidly. Even a real “reset” with Russia, of the non-Hillary Clinton kind, is not exactly assured.

Is a Trump-Putin bromance enough for a miracle in US-Russia ties?

Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, may in fact be a cipher, a privileged ExxonMobil dealmaker, or a Trojan Horse for Kissinger’s views. Tillerson is a trustee of the hardline Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank, along with Kissinger.

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Keith Preston: GOP’s Call on Iran to Delay Prisoner Swap Aimed to Sabotage US Election Reply

Tasnim News Agency

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst said the US Republican party’s recent call on Tehran to stall a prisoner swap with Washington was probably an attempt to sabotage the forthcoming US presidential election.

“It would not be at all surprising if the Republican Party of the United States were to attempt to exercise pressure against Iran to avoid releasing American nationals held in Iranian penal institutions until after the 2016 election,” Keith Preston wrote in an article for the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday after Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said a recent prisoner exchange between Iran and the US went ahead as planned despite calls by Republicans for a delay until US presidential elections.

“In the course of the talks for exchanging prisoners, the Republican rivals of the current US administration who claim to be humanitarians and advocates of human rights sent a message telling us not to release these people (American prisoners) and continue this process (of talks) until the eve of US presidential elections,” Shamkhani said Thursday in an address to a rally held in the central city of Yazd to mark the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution’s victory.

“However” he said, “we acted upon our independent resolve and moved the process forward.”

Following is Preston’s piece for Tasnim:
Did the Republican Party Try to Use the Prisoner Exchanger to Sabotage the US Election?

It would not be at all surprising if the Republican Party of the United States were to attempt to exercise pressure against Iran to avoid releasing American nationals held in Iranian penal institutions until after the 2016 election. There is actually a precedent for this.

It has long been believed by a wide range of knowledgeable people that in 1980 the Republican Party attempted to influence Iran to avoid the release of American embassy personnel that were being held in Iran at the time. The allegation is that the Republican Party was concerned that if then US President Jimmy Carter were to successfully negotiate a deal for the release of the embassy personnel with Iran his chances of reelection to the presidency in the 1980 election would have been assured. The Republican Party’s candidate, future President Ronald Reagan, was campaigning in part on a platform which insisted that the Carter administration was ineffective on foreign policy. If Carter had successfully negotiated the release of the embassy personnel his credibility on foreign policy would have been strengthened significantly. A number of officials from both the American and Iranian governments from that time period have confirmed that the Republican Party sought to sabotage President Carter’s efforts to secure the release of the embassy personnel in order to boost Reagan’s chances to win the US presidency in the 1980 election.

If indeed the Republican Party has sought to prevent the release of American citizens held in Iran presently, this would only be the latest episode in what is likely a long history of the Republican Party engaging in such subterfuge.