Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wanted, Misery Instigator

"Why the US rushed to propagate the 'naval mine' scenario to explain recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman" (The Unbalanced Evolution of Homo Sapiens).  When you think you are good at de-mining, everything looks like a mine.  Of course, Iran has hidden placements all along the water, and will defend itself with rockets, presumably sinking oil-carrying ships in such a way as to block the Strait, all before Americans will be able to do anything, and the World Great Depression will be on.  Trump will lose any chance of reelection, and will be extraordinarily lucky to stay out of jail.  I sure hope he enjoys Sheldon's shekels, as he may have to use them in the prison commissary.

However, Trump's not being Killary, and his being a stable genius, will mean that the most that will happen is some kind of Assholian missile attack on some Iranian military target, in the spirit of the 'gas' attacks on Syria.  This will happen, if it does (Trump does demonstrate sense from time to time), as Sheldon/Bolton will tell him he can't afford to look 'weak' (it being far better to look like a senile, blackmailed, beshekeled fool).

Some reasons for optimism:  "Trump: "I Think I Know" Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks" (Durden), and, if he can limit himself to another rounding-error level of response "Hoax Patrol: 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East" (Anglin).

Needless to say, entirely thanks to their ((('donor'))) issue, the Democrats are hopeless. "Mike Pompeo Said Congress Doesn’t Need to Approve War with Iran. 2020 Democrats Aren’t Having It." (Lacy/Schwarz).  Despite this silly posturing, I guarantee that they will go along with any nonsense Trump comes up with on Iran, as that is what their ((('donors'))) want.  That miraculous, never-ceasing AUMF is going to last until the last shekel bribe is paid.

"‘What is Trump’s motivation to be provocative with Iran?’ Pelosi asks– and the answer is Adelson" (Weiss).  The only difference between Pelosi and Trump? - different ((('donors'))).

"Officials Worldwide Are Skeptical of Claim that Iran Attacked Tankers In Gulf of Oman" (Washington's Blog).  You have to love that the American story is so sketch that even Bellingcat took this opportunity to attempt to build a smidgen of credibility by not entirely retyping the American line!

It is interesting to watch the Anglo-American (((media))) fall entirely in line with the Official Story (despite a few quibbles early on at the sheer implausibility of the tale), while the entire rest of the world doesn't buy it.  "‘NYT’ readers call out the newspaper for abetting war against Iraq and now Iran" (North/Weiss).  Wokenness is now so common they are going to have to eliminate comments entirely, or even start jailing you for making one (((they))) don't like.  "Watch Out 8chan; FBI Search Warrant Issued For Anyone Who Commented On Poway Synagogue Shooting" (Durden).

"Outrage on Capitol Hill over ‘completely unacceptable’ US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate" (Mortazavi/Daragahi).  "Trump administration cuts funding to anti-Iran group that trolls human rights activists" (Perrone).

Rigorous: "Is The “Hate Group” Concept A Legitimate Intellectual Concept Or Nothing More Than A Weapon Of Cultural Marxist Hegemony? " (de Droevig).

"The Trust Project: Big Media and Silicon Valley’s Weaponized Algorithms Silence Dissent" (Webb).

"John Cusack Makes Anti-Semitic Tweet, Claims a Bot is Responsible" (Daily Stormer).

"The Gulf of Credibility" (Murray).  Look, we know that the attacks were not the work of the Iranian government.  We can be certain.  Iran is a theocracy, and the attack, occurring when the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was meeting Abe, on ships involved in shipping hydrocarbons to Japan, is a direct insult to the Ayatollah. This is literally an impossible action for the Iranian government to take.  It is close to blasphemy. Of course, there are Iranian hard liners who could have done it to assert the idea that Iran doesn't have to seek concession from anybody, but you cannot blame the Iranian government for that.

""Saddam & Bin Laden Ties" Redux: Pompeo Blamed Iran For Taliban Suicide Bombing" (Durden).

"The Not So “Nice” Map of Israel" (Southlea).  In the spirit of illegally giving the Khazar donors every single fucking thing they have ever asked for:  "For Israel, Annexation of the West Bank is a Long-established Goal" (Cook).  "“Trump Heights”: Netanyahu Opens Illegal Settlement Named After Traitor American President" (Anglin):  "Yeah, who cares if his wife spent six million dollars on takeout sushi."

Tweet (David Sheen):
"Israeli journal : “The State of Israel filed in a Tel Aviv district court to request the issue of a publication ban on proceedings relating to the selling of arms and military know-how to neo-Nazi militias in the Ukraine”"
"Recruiting American Spies for Israel" (Giraldi).

"Tomgram: William Astore, The Dark Side of Air Power".  The American way of fighting wars is to bomb the shit out of civilians, and hope the government agrees to 'regime change' to stop the carnage.  This is how the big casualty numbers for American troops are avoided (no boots on the ground to die if the war is just dropping bombs).  Of course, it depends on the civil authority in the victim country caring about its civilian population.

"Egypt's Former President, Mohamed Morsi, Has Died In Court" (Durden).  Kind of a Milošević situation, with the bonus that he actually is alleged to have croaked in the courtroom!

"Say hello to the Russia-China operating system" (Escobar). Great work by Trump, hastening imperial decline while driving Russia and China closer together.

"Hassan Diab and His Supporters Demand Public Release of Segal Report and Renew Call for Public Inquiry and Reform of Canada’s Extradition Act".

And just when I think Trudeau has reached moral rock bottom, a want ad for a Misery Instigator:  "Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government" (Engler).  Note that this got a bracketed line in a story over a year ago, but otherwise was not deemed to be 'news'.
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