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War Propaganda And US Military Buildup Against Iran

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War Propaganda And US Military Buildup Against Iran

Tensions continue to grow in the Persian Gulf.

In early May, the US deployed the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group as well as the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock, additional marines, amphibious vehicles, rotary aircraft, Patriot missiles and a bomber strike force to the region claiming that this is a needed measure to deter Iran, which allegedly prepares to attack US troops and infrastructure.

On May 21, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan claimed that the US had succeeded in putting the potential of Iranian attacks “on hold.” The declared victory over the mythical “Iranian threats” did not stop the US from a further military buildup.

On May 25, President Donald Trump declared that the US is sending 1,500 troops, 12 fighter jets, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft, and a number of military engineers to counter Iran.

Trump also approved an $8 billion sale of precision guided missiles and other military support to Saudi Arabia, using a legal loophole. The Trump administration declared an emergency to bypass Congress, citing the need to deter what it called “the malign influence” of Iran.

The forces deployment was accompanied with a new round of fear-mongering propaganda.

On May 24, Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, issued a statement saying  that “the leadership of Iran at the highest level” ordered a spate of disruptive attacks including those targeting an Aramco Saudi oil pipeline, pumping facilities, the recent sabotage of four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, as well as a May 19 lone rocket attack on the area near the US embassy in Baghdad. Besides this, he repeated speculations about “credible reports that Iranian proxy groups intend to attack U.S. personnel in the Middle East”. Nonetheless, Adm. Gilday offered nothing that may look like hard proof to confirm these claims.

On May 28, National Security Adviser John Bolton blamed “naval mines almost certainly from Iran” for the incident with oil tankers off the UAE.

On May 30, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman went on an anti-Iran tirade during an emergency meeting of Arab leaders hosted in Mecca. He described the Islamic Republic as the greatest threat to global security for the past four decades, repeated US-Israeli accusations regarding the alleged Iranian missile and nuclear activities and urged the US-led bloc to use “all means to stop the Iranian regime” from its regional “interference”.

Despite the war-like rhetoric of the US and its allies and the recent deployment of additional forces in the region, Washington seems to be not ready for a direct confrontation with Iran right now. The USS Abraham Lincoln strike group remains outside the Persian Gulf, in the Arabian Sea, demonstrating that the Washington establishment respects the Iranian military capabilities and understands that the US Navy might lose face if the carrier were to make an attempt at demonstrating US naval power too close to Iranian shores.

Iran, in its own turn, stressed that it is not going to step back under these kinds of threats. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that his country would not be coerced into new negotiations under economic sanctions and threat of military action.

“I favor talks and diplomacy but under current conditions, I do not accept it, as today’s situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only,” Rouhani said.

In the coming months, the US-Iranian confrontation in the diplomatic, economic and military spheres will continue to develop. Threats and aggressive actions towards Iran will not go without response. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that Teheran would move to instigate a hot conflict by its own accord, if no red lines, such as a direct attack on Iranian vital infrastructure or oil shipping lines, are crossed.

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  • playah
    • Tommy Jensen

      The next President will be better………………….LOL.

      • Ivan Freely

        The next POTUS will be a woman; likely post 2024. But, it’ll still be the same.

        • R PLobo

          or a five gear tranny.

        • AM Hants

          God help the US, judging by the female politicians that are on the market.

  • playah
  • Vince Dhimos

    There are several reasons why Iran did NOT mine the harbor where those oil tankers got hit and why the Iran-backed Houthis did not target Mecca:
    http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news–analysis/is-iran-anti-islam-someone-wants-us-to-think-so

  • Ray Douglas

    This build up of US forces is just a diversion to take attention away from their abject failure in Venezuela. Nothing more nothing less.

    • Ivan Freely

      Plausible. But, the power brokers in DC have been pushing for a war against Iran for a long time. It’s now or never for them. IMHO, I can’t see a ground war as it would take an insane number of troops. But, an air war with insurgents like the MEK is the likely outcome.

      • Ray Douglas

        The ones really pushing for war are the Israelis. They want Americans to die for them whilst they count their money. With Russia, China, Iran and India coming together as an economic unit and today Russia and China agreeing to buy goods from each other in their own currencies the day of the $ is numbered. Who will the US and Israel get to pay for their wars. The Chinese have stopped buying their treasury bills. Even Japan is reducing their holdings of US debt. The Saudis will be forced to accept Yuan for their oil. I hope to live to see the day of doom for US.

  • Rob

    America has accumulated a huge heep of weapons in America to sell it for cash but nobody wants to buy that because people are not so stuped to kill each other. So now for that Trump has become field manager to sell all their weapons. Asking Thressa May in UK to sign a good deal. LOL.

    • Tommy Jensen

      As long as they are not able to see US global hegemoni controle is not feasible, they will continue out on the board, dreaming that some global disaster can make the trick for them.

      They can only be changed by meeting brute resistance force with balls of steel.

      • occupybacon

        Weren’t you an angry American, like Rob?

  • R PLobo

    They could send Gweedo there to become president of Persia. Nothing is going to happen – if the zionazis could they would have turned Iran into a wasteland long ago. The cousin marrying occultists are through – even if they launched a war the cannon fodder would bolt and run – just like in Yemen.
    Soldiers for the empire of chaos have no loyalty and certainly no desire to die for the zionazis masters. The US is a merc army – a career move and when put in front of a country that will fight back it is a no go.
    The ksa sand muppets spent billions in Syria – with nothing to show for it. The US will never put itself in the position of losing face – no matter how much the casino pimp Palestine occupiers push.

  • Andrei

    This countries they have to calm the fuck down.
    They should think about people life not about their fucking business

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Americunt losers are scrambling as their bluff and threats fail to impress Iran which is now increasingly getting stronger after the Saudi scum failed at OIC charade. Pakistan has humiliated the Saudis in public as Imran Khan berated Zionist evil and western imperialism and in a complete departure from kissing the old senile 90 year old Salman, he lectured him with pointed fingers and walked away, totally humiliating the Saudi losers. Watch the video, it is hilarious:

    http://www.english.iswnews.com/5831/video-the-humiliating-behavior-of-pakistans-prime-minister-with-saudi-king/

  • Parisa Zoorgoo

    911 perpetrators need the fog of ww3 if they are to avoid the payback and damages they owe every other country. thang god the zios have so much money to pay for their crimes

  • AM Hants

    Iran does not have a Central Bank controlled by Rothschild, or any Rothschild debt, does it?

    Just like Cuba and North Korea. Not many nations left, with no or minimal Rothschild debt (Russia paid off what they owed, including compensation for Balkans and Soviet Union) and threw the Rothschilds out of Russia. Venezuela paid off the debt, under Chevez, but, borrowed a little bit, post Chevez and Syria has no Rothschild debt.

    See a pattern forming?

    • Tommy Jensen

      They are not “normal” nations……………LOL. To be “normal” even as a person you must have debt and pay usury.

      • AM Hants

        Which is why so many are refusing to trade in the $US. True, perhaps, once upon a time.

      • JustPassingThrough

        average credit card debt of u.s. consumer =5300+$$
        that means u.s. consumers are “normal.”
        whew, for a while i thought they were all abnormal.
        what a relief to learn, they are normal.

        • verner

          and the national debt spread out on every citizen amounts to 68000 bucks and 225000 bucks per citizen if you include all liabilities of the government. and the us trade deficit is 871 billion bucks expected to exceed 1000billions before the end of the accounting year. great situation.

          • JustPassingThrough

            slow moving train wreck in progress.

  • JustPassingThrough

    “On May 25, President Donald Trump declared that the US is sending:
    1,500 troops,
    12 fighter jets,
    manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft,
    12 Drummers Drumming,
    Eleven Pipers Piping,
    Ten Lords a Leaping,
    Nine Ladies Dancing,
    Eight Maids a Milking,
    Seven Swans a Swimming,
    Six Geese a Laying,
    Five Golden Rings,
    Four Calling Birds,
    Three French Hens,
    Two Turtle Doves,
    A Partridge in a Pear Tree,
    and a number of military engineers to counter Iran.” 😸

  • 周仁慈

    The reason why the U.S. can’t start a war with Iran

    — This powerful deterrent the Iranians were gifted by their good friends in Korea. Multiple reentry warheads and a range covering U.S. bases across much of Europe is a game changer 🇮🇷🇰🇵🇺🇸 🚀

    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/iran-s-most-powerful-ballistic-missile-khorramshahr-how-north-korea-s-musudan-was-adapted-for-middle-eastern-requirements