Trump’s antagonistic stance toward Iran, which is driven by his relationship with Israel and Saudi Arabia, is one of the worst aspects of his administration, along with his abrogation of the INF treaty with Russia and his wink and a nod to Erdogan.
As Tom Woods says, no matter who gets elected, you always end up with John McCain, even posthumously. Elect Bill Clinton, get a war in Kosovo and Haiti. Elect George W Bush, get a war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Elect Barack Obama, get a war in Libya and […]
It’s interesting that the neocons are now waging a multi-front battle to regain the control they had during the Bush years: colonizing the Democrats and Never Trumpers, while embedding themselves in Trumpism at the same time, and simultaneously creating a Rainbow Right while continuing to pander to the […]
The worst decision that Trump has made in his entire term so far. Elliot Abrams is the son-in-law of neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz. By Daniel Larison The American Conservative The New York Timesreports on the resignation of Brian Hook, who will be replaced by none other than Elliott […]
Trump’s Iran policy has been the worst aspect of his administration, along with his support for ongoing Israeli expansionism and the Saudi war in Yemen. If the neocons are successful in colonizing the Democrats and embedding themselves in a Biden administration, look for them to continue this same […]
The provinces are rebelling.
The worst aspect of Trump’s foreign policy has been the escalation of hostilities with Iran and the kowtowing to Israel and Saudia Arabia.
The conflict between the US and Iran is an international equivalent of when the Scarfo crime family and Pagans motorcycle club went to war over control of methamphetamine markets in Philadelphia. Iran’s successful expulsion of the US in 1979, expropriation of Western petroleum interests, leadership of the resistance […]
Under Trump, US foreign policy in the Middle East has basically amounted to allowing Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey (the “triumvirate of evil”) to expand their respective spheres of influence while working to undermine Iran’s axis of resistance. By Connor O’Brien Politico President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed […]
As Tom Woods has said, no matter who you vote for you always end up getting John McCain.
Anarchists do not necessarily need to “take sides” in geopolitical rivalries between states. I also consider the standard left-wing categories of “progressive” and “reactionary” to be based on a false dichotomy that is rooted in Manichean dualism. But all things considered, Iran and its “axis of resistance” are […]
Zionist Uber-ally Trump uses the current crisis to escalate Iranophobia. By Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, Lara Jakes and Thomas Gibbons-Neff New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he has told the Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian fast boats that harass American […]
Medical martial law, a ruling class looting spree, and escalating threats against Iran. The System is on the prowl. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on world economies, claims tens of thousands of lives, and cripples healthcare systems worldwide, President Donald Trump took […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There’s panic on the streets of Bellefonte, panic on the streets of Lancaster, I wonder to myself, could life ever be sane again? Barely two weeks into Pennsylvania’s largely mandatory shutdown and I’m already paraphrasing lyrics from vintage […]
Press TV. Listen here. Senior US officials in President Donald Trump’s administration who are “heavily connected” to the Israel lobby and US arms industry pressured Trump to order the assassination of Iranian Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, says a political analyst in Virginia. “The reason he did that seems […]
Balkans Post “An act of assassination carried out against a high-ranking official of another state is an act of war,” said Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com, in an interview with the Balkans Post. Here’s the full transcript of the interview: Balkans Post: The United States assassinated Iran’s […]
Some pretty good insights into how “democracy” actually works: The “people’s representatives” receive their marching orders from the overlords of the empire, which they are then expected to rubber stamp.
A great interview with Colin Powell’s former chief of staff. Pushback with Aaron Maté As millions of Iranians mourn the US murder of Qassem Soleimani, ex-Bush administration official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discuses the parallels between Bush’s war on Iraq and Trump’s campaign against Iran; the history of US […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley A preemptive strike, that’s what white people call terrorism, and that’s apparently what transpired this Thursday on the tarmac of the Baghdad International Airport. A preemptive drone strike, ordered by our president, murdered General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most […]
An interesting statement from an Iranian anarchist group that more or less takes a “pox on all their houses” perspective. Read here. “Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And while […]
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The joint naval drills of Iran, Russia and China in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman were aimed at countering US influence in the region, an American political analyst said. “The three countries appear to have as their primary objectives the protection of […]
Watch here. Iran, Russia and China have begun a four-day joint maritime exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman area. The “Marine Security Belt,” as the event is codenamed, will last until Monday. On Wednesday, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, the spokesman for Iranian Armed Forces, […]
Press TV. Listen here. US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss a recent trip by the Iranian president to the East Asian country reveals an escalating “divergence of interests” between Tokyo and Washington in their relationship with Tehran, an American analyst in […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I have long been a vocal supporter of the Kurds, even before the Syrian clusterfuck sparked the Rojava Revolution. Part of this comes from my checkered past as a lapsed Tankie-Guevarist. I grew up gorging myself on New […]
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker a day after Gibraltar’s Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel.
Press TV. Listen here. It is clear that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “ulterior motives” in expressing his desire to travel to Iran and be interviewed by Iranian news media, according to American political analyst Keith Preston. On Thursday, July 25, Pompeo said he was willing to […]
Press TV. Watch here. In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Keith Preston, chief editor at AttacktheSystem.com from Richmond, VA and Robert Fantina, author, activist, and journalist from Kitchener, on Iran’s scaling down of the JCPOA commitments, at a time the country’s uranium enrichment level exceeds […]
Press TV. Listen here. US President Donald Trump’s threats against Iran are in line with his playbook and should not be taken seriously, says an American political analyst in Virginia. “The comments that Donald Trump has made recently, as well as the particular policies that he has threatening […]
Interesting if true. The Daily Beast In the upper echelons of the Trump administration, hawkish voices on Iran predominate—most notably Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton. But as tensions between the U.S. and Iran have escalated over the last few weeks, there’s been […]
Tucker Carlson nails it. It’s interesting how he’s the most popular commentator on FOX which is otherwise Neocon Central. I’m sure Murdoch is regretting ever giving him a job there. But now he’s gotten too popular for the network to fire him without giving the game away. Paleocons […]
Although she gets into the Z-question in this one.
The Atlanticist-Zionist-Wahhabist axis regards Iran as the primary obstacle to its imperialist ambitions in the Middle East and Central Asia. To break it down more precisely, it’s a geopolitical rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and between the kinds of Sunni fundamentalism that originate from Saudi Arabia and […]
Press TV. Listen here. The United States’ assertion that Iran was behind blasts on board two tankers in the Sea of Oman evades rational reasoning, says an American political analyst. Speaking to Press TV from Virginia on Sunday, Keith Preston said, “The story that the United States is spinning […]
By Craig Murray I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly, US-disapproved talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Quick hypothetical; Lets say you’ve been living in the same house in the same neighborhood for your whole life, generations in fact. There have been some minor squabbles but for the most part you’ve managed to get along […]
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American political analyst said Iran’s pursuit of independent policy and its refusal to be incorporated into the Washington Consensus are the main reasons behind the Trump administration’s pressure campaign against it. “The objective of these officials is to continue to carry out a longstanding […]
I really doubt that a President Hillary Clinton would have been any less aggressive when it comes to Iran or Venezuela. She has been rhetorically belligerent against Iran, voted for the Iraq war when she was in the Senate and was the architect of the Libyan war, US […]
Press TV. Listen here. The United States is pursuing a regime-change policy in Iran by exerting military and economic pressure and covert operations, according to American political analyst Keith Preston. Iran reiterated on Wednesday that chances that American and Iranian forces could engage in clashes in the Persian Gulf, or any other region, were high .
An important article in Foreign Policy from 2017. The “solution” for the Middle East: The US should cease its “regime change” operations and support for jihadis. Israel should withdraw to its pre-1967 borders, and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies should be isolated and contained as pariah […]
Press TV. Listen here. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming trip to the Middle East is yet another attempt by the United States to shore up support for anti-Iran projects it has long been running with help from its “Zionist and Saudi” allies in the region, an […]
Press TV. Listen here. The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are looking for ways to challenge Iran’s influence and Washington’s campaign of sanctions against Tehran helps them fulfill that objective, an American analyst says. Keith Preston, director of Attackthesystem.com, said the sanctions were designed to put Iranian people […]