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'How Did the War With Iraq Turn Out?' CodePink's Medea Benjamin Interrupts Trump Official's Warmongering Iran Speech

'How Did the War With Iraq Turn Out?' CodePink's Medea Benjamin Interrupts Trump Official's Warmongering Iran Speech

Jake Johnson, staff writer

After senior State Department official and head of the Trump administration's so-called "Iran Action Group" Brian Hook delivered a hawkish speech on Wednesday trashing the Iran nuclear accord and praising the White House's deeply harmful sanctions, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted the event and condemned Hook for "making the case for war with Iran."

"Are we going to allow another administration to take us into another war in the Middle East? Have we learned nothing?"
—Medea Benjamin, CodePink


These pieces of merde like Hook and Bolton speak for no one except the zionist neocons who through their bs “think tanks”.push for more war. War means $$$ for these criminals, PEACE does not pay. Voting for a D or R leads to the corrupt deep state.


This goes far beyond this administration being Hawkish on Iran. Nothing less then a war on Russia and China is on the agenda.

That Russian Military aircraft being shot down was an attempt to get Russia to react so that the dogs of war could be unleashed via NATO article 5.

Israel has made multiple airstrikes on targets in Syria. They gave Russia a one MINUTE warning knowing Russian Aircraft in the region and at risk. As this was happening a FRENCH frigate fired a barrage of missiles against Syria. Russia did not react as those provoking war had hoped they would react which fortunate for the rest of us but these bastards are going to keep prodding the bear until Russia does and the Western Media will express outrage in unison. These war mongering pieces of shit just do not know when to stop. There too much MONEY in it for them.


I find it ominous that such a thing as an “Iran Action Group” even exists. False flag event in 3, 2, 1…


As long as Israel exists we will be at war. I don’t see them ever becoming anything but what they are, enemies to those that live next door.


Medea is our collective conscience. A million thanks to her.

Now, lets support her efforts in contacting the State Department and make the connection of the unmitigated gall of the US to target Iran who does not have nuclear weapons while the US is the ONLY nation on earth to have had actually drop two atomic bombs over crowded Japanese cities and has untold numbers of nuclear weapons.

Just sent a letter to him:

This message is for Brian Hook and all the War Hawks in this administration: Hands off Iran! It is the upmost hypocrisy for the USA to unilaterally break the deal with Iran on nuclear weapons–they have none–when the US is the ONLY nation on earth that actually dropped two atomic bombs over two crowded Japanese cities murdering massive numbers of people and ushering in the new post Atomic Bomb era while also having thousands of nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert. This is unconscionable! NO MORE WARS, anywhere, anytime!


We’re not interested in peace; it’s not a profit center.


If we don’t vote for a D or R, what’s left?
Nothing. At all.

Yes… and yes again!


The reason they are called " think tanks" is they are paid to think only about fomenting wars, they need to be renamed what they really are: STINK TANKS !

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I agree. They only use peace in the context of ALTRUISTIC MOTIVES for war profits or to support the economic, vested interests, hegemony and hubris of the Amerikan empire. With propaganda like: PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH; PEACE WITH HONOR; WE ARE BRINGING THEM REGIME CHANGE TO BRING THEM FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ECT.


There are 3rd party options!
If you do not like D or R do not vote for them.
Stop poo pooing the other options and vote for them. Even a protest vote could send a message if enough people did it.


Bless you. The insidious brilliance of the “two” party system is in the way it compels us (not all, but more than enough) to vote, not FOR a candidate because we trust and admire her, but AGAINST the other candidate whom we fear more.

Binary thinking is good for computers, but for politics, not so much.


“We ask the Islamic Republic to behave like a normal country so it can enjoy the privileges of a normal country”.

OK, so we are a “normal” country I assume. So what exactly are the privileges we enjoy:

  1. The priviledged 1 % hold about 38% of all privately held wealth in the United States, while the bottom 90% hold 73% of all debt.

  2. Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually. In 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries (23.2 injuries per 100,000 persons), and 33,636 deaths due to “injury by firearms” (10.6 deaths per 100,000 persons).

  3. In 2016, there were about 27.3 million people ( 8.6 percent of the population) who lacked health insurance coverage according to the latest American Community Survey data.

  4. As of 2017, the US has an estimated 4,018 nuclear weapons in either deployment or storage.

  5. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. …
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.

Well OK, the statistics in this short list are not privileges but do they give a hint as to what a normal country is or country in decline? For a list privileges, ask the 1%

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My response to the State Dept,

“To Hook, Pompeo, the members of the so-called Iran Action Group, and that moron you work for, I don’t have to list the legal or logical fallacies of your attempts to rationalize a conflict with Iran (in any form). Your continuing violation of international and domestic law in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere continuing and expanding the actions of the last two administrations prove you don’t give a flying fuck about the rule of law.

If you don’t cease these actions and we do enter an armed conflict without your direct participation on the battlefield, this will harm the PEOPLE of Iran, and reinforce the conclusions that all of you are money grubbing chickenhawks.

Disrespectfully yours,

USAF Vet and USAFA Class of ‘78”


Not that the GOP has a monopoly on war motives, but …

“I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.” George W. Bush (aka The Shrub)


It must just irk the hell out of the New world Order crowd that they have a military presence across the middle east with Iran right in the middle. Taking down Iran and Syria gives these jokers and the MIC the run of the table. They would have access to all the oil they would need to keep solar and wind wandering in the wilderness for another forty years. Enough to run the trucks, tanks, submarines, airplanes, and aircraft carriers for never ending warfare.

I wonder if it is possible to start working on our soldiers to boycott war mongering, even if we have to use shame as a tool? G


But “enough people” don’t do it.
And, third parties are always marginalized.
In my lifetime, am not aware of any third party achieving a major victory.

Physician, heal thyself.


What’s left are the best options. Look more closely and stop the narrow thinking that keeps people on a seesaw, running back and forth between two warmongering, bank and corporate representing parties that block any chance of a democratic decision by the people