Tags: Iran

Trita Parsi: On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons?

Israel – prime mover in Trump’s Iran policy – was shocked that Trump might abandon the pressure strategy and instead seek to mend ties with Tehran. The pro-Israel Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), nervously took to twitter to warn Trump against this… A goal of the new Iran Action Group may be to escalate matters with Iran to the point in which any pivot to diplomacy by Trump may be rendered impossible…

Intelligence Experts to Trump:  Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC

As drums beat again for war — this time on Iran—-the warning from veteran US intelligence experts is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle, and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be catastrophic.
The evidence displayed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 30 showed blatant signs of fabrication. That evidence is linked to documents presented by the Bush Administration more than a decade earlier as “proof” of a covert Iran nuclear weapons program. Those documents were clearly fabricated, as well…

Israeli ministers & Israel Lobby leaders praise appointment of John Bolton as ‘stalwart friend of Israel’

Israeli officials welcome Bolton; other supporters have been AIPAC, American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Orthodox Union, Agudath Israel of America, the Zionist Organization of America, the Republican Jewish Coalition, The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Zionist Organization of America…

Israel is trying to ‘suck America into’ Iranian war that could lead to world war — Lawrence Wilkerson

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, recalls his work to invent a case for “pre-emptive” war against Iraq. It worked like a charm – ultimately at a high cost in lives, financially, and in destabilization of the whole region. Wilkerson argues that Nikki Haley and the Trump administration are doing the same thing today, only with even weaker evidence. The result could be “10 to 15 times worse than the Iraq war in terms of casualties and costs.” 

Giraldi: How Israel drives US policies exploiting a spineless Congress and White House

The Israel Lobby, especially AIPAC, is undeniably a foreign lobby, but it operates with complete impunity on Capitol Hill and also at state and local levels. Coincidentally, Congress has a peculiar pattern of brazen, bipartisan pro-Israel legislation and looking the other way on issues in which Israel may be culpable (e.g. USS Liberty). To put it succinctly, there is an Israeli hand in much of what the United States does internationally, and the involvement is not intended to do anything good for the American people.