Donald Trump recently said the U.S. isn’t involved in the Middle East for oil, but because we “want to protect Israel.” The comments have gone all but unreported in the mainstream press. (Contains videos)
Stephen Walt reports how numerous Israeli leaders & pro-Israel lobby groups pushed for the U.S. invasion of Iraq… ‘Given all the problems that the lobby’s prescriptions have produced in recent years, you’d think U.S. leaders would have learned to ignore its advice. But there’s little sign of that so far, which means that these past errors are likely to be repeated. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…’
Corporate media like to present themselves as holding the current administration to account, in reality they offer little meaningful resistance to its foreign policy adventures.
The assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani will shift the long-simmering conflict between the two nations into high, dangerous gear. The blood of the Americans, Iranians and Iraqis who will die in the next few weeks is clearly on Donald Trump’s hands as this war was never inevitable and served no U.S. national interest… Israel and the neocons cheer the assassination…
There’s a good reason she met with Assad, but the media doesn’t want to talk about the facts that Gabbard saw in the Iraq regime change war and that she understands about Syria….
If there is a real enemy of the U.S. in terms of the actual damage being inflicted by a foreign power, it is Israel…
The decision to go to war on false pretenses against Iraq, largely promoted by a cabal of prominent American Zionists in the Pentagon and in the media, killed 4,424 Americans as well as hundreds of thousands Iraqis and will wind up costing the US taxpayer $7 trillion dollars. That same group of American Israelists is now agitating to go to war with Iran using a game plan prepared by Israel which will, if anything, prove even more catastrophic… Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen demonstrates how far US politicians will go…
Oil Insider Gary Vogler writes of the Iraq War: The oil agenda I discovered and experienced was to supply Iraq oil to Israel. The players were oil mogul & commodities manipulator Marc Rich, pardoned by Clinton; the neocons in the Bush Administration, Feith, Zell, Wolfowitz, Libby, and other Israel partisans – contains video of Vogler
Investigative journalist Gareth Porter dispels myths about Iran’s alleged nuclear program: Israel has been crying wolf about Iran & nukes since the 1980s (including likely forging documents), while the IAEA has been declaring Tehran’s compliance; the Ayatollah has maintained that WMDs are “unIslamic,” and Iran hasn’t used any (even against Iraq’s WMDs); Iran needs ballistic missiles as a deterrent since it has no air force; and it has never threatened aggression toward Israel.
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.”