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Iran Warns US Not to Interfere with Venezuelan Oil Flotilla

After all, he’s only following Obama’s lead:
~https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-venezuela-idUSKBN0M51NS20150310
Do you honestly believe for one minute that Venezuela is a threat to the national security of the United States of America? That’s ridiculous.

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The United States routinely attacks and kills foreign civilians, hundreds of thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan alone. The Pentagon designates any male over 12 whether armed or not as an “illegal enemy combatant”, not covered by the rules of war. Doesn’t that make US citizens legitimate targets as well?

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Correct.

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Venezuela has been under embargo for parts. The upper class runs the newspapers in Venezuela, a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia. Citgo, the Venezuelan gasoline outlet, was seized by US pirate capitalists. English banks will not release Venezuelan gold. The US has invested many millions annually in destabilizing a modern six facet government, see example diagram at ≈ttps://www.constituentassembly.org/

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Hi Shantiananda:
Isn’t it ironic that Prez Bonespurs wants to kill more people. Like Bush 2, and Obama, isn’t it odd that presidents who have never gone to war want to play at war games?

Trump and Pompeo would be fools to attack the Iranian oil tankers. Iran is coming to the aid of the persecuted People of Venezuela. Based on recent European and world thought, re: Trump and Pompeo, those 2 are being seen more as bullies of the first order, with arrogance toward all other nations of the world. Has Trump ever cooperated on anything?

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You could also call your Congressional representative, and ask that spokes people for the CDC and the MSM, buy some 2020 calendars. Maybe with a nice Monet chronology?
Better to synchronize their timelines as to when COVID-19 actually became a thing. Their sloppiness, and overconfidence, is screwing up the. official narrative. And, we can’t have that now, can we?
As to your 3 comments, bravo. In regards to Trump & Co, they are often accused of saying the quiet things, out loud. Which makes them at least more honest, in their intentions towards Venezuela, than the former Bush and Obama Adms. " Und, zhey are ust following orders ", too.
" Ve have vays of making you talk, as vell. "
Yikes!

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Not really, because unless one is a sycophant; a stooge and a warmongering puppet for the MIC they are never allowed to be POTUS because both parties are war parties!

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Hi Shantiananda:
That does seem true, but who would have guessed that Obama would make war on Libya, but thanks to Putin—he didn’t get to do it to Syria.

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Thanks, when Muammar Gaddafi wanted to change the American petro-dollar to the gold Dinar, I knew war on Libya was inevitable,. Obama was just following his instructions.

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I think the confident tone affected by the Iranians is because of something (slightly noticed out here) which happened over there last September: a well-coordinated, damaging drone-strike against Saudi oil facilities. Patrick Cockburn at once recognized that military history had undergone a quantum transformation:

Debate is ongoing about whether it was the Iranians or the Houthis who carried out the attack, the likely answer being a combination of the two, but perhaps with Iran orchestrating the operation and supplying the equipment. But over-focus on responsibility diverts attention from a much more important development: a middle ranking power like Iran, under sanctions and with limited resources and expertise, acting alone or through allies, has inflicted crippling damage on theoretically much better-armed Saudi Arabia which is supposedly defended by the US, the world’s greatest military super-power.

If the US and Saudi Arabia are particularly hesitant to retaliate against Iran it is because they know now, contrary to what they might have believed a year ago, that a counter-attack will not be a cost-free exercise. What happened before can happen again: not for nothing has Iran been called a “drone superpower”. Oil production facilities and the desalination plants providing much of the fresh water in Saudi Arabia are conveniently concentrated targets for drones and small missiles.

The Drone Strikes on the Saudi Oil Facilities Have Changed Global Warfare
~https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/24/the-drone-strikes-on-the-saudi-oil-facilities-have-changed-global-warfare/)

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I get your cynicism and I share it. I was deflecting the blame to the congress. They first handed the ability to make war exclusively to the president back in the 1950s. Admittedly, under the constitution they really don’t have a foreign policy role short of funding, but even in the funding they’re screwed. The FED went for decades without an audit before Sanders teamed up with, I think, McCain to force an audit of the 2008 giveaways. We would not have known about the $16 trillion that was loaned to world corporations and banks instead of making American people whole without that info. The Pentagon has been falsifying their books for 20 years and nobody does a thing while trillions are flushed down the toilet in illegal and unnecessary wars. I am regularly accused of being a Trump supporter because I’m willing to point out that he is not the reason everything is so screwed up, he is only a symptom of government corruption at the highest level finally coming home to roost after 50 years of regressive policies. IMO, the damage Reagan and Dubya did to this country far outweighs the anything the orange-haired fool does on his worst days. Plus I can read and understand what evidence is and as a result I called Russiagate as a fraud from day one and if I had a choice between Trump out of office and Clapper, Brennan, Rice (either one), and Comey in jail – I would have to go with the latter. Biden will never beat Trump, we need to vote the bums out of congress and change the direction of this country once and for all.

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True and do not forget the Gorilla in the room, Russia an ally of Iran.

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Monroe Doctrine comes into play here. It was the act of a fledgling Empire, telling the rest of the world to keep its hands off the USA’s private little kingdom. And we’ve been messing with countries globally, not just here in the Americas.
Meanwhile, CIC is off golfing today. Who cares that Covid is out of control in 26 states. Who cares that we’re in Great Depression territory economically, that we’re so divided both culturally and politically that there’s a high probability the Old South may finally win the war and split off.
This is a remix of the Cuban Missile Crisis, but with a poorly educated group of greedy mo-fos at the helm, not people who, though from wealthy backgrounds, were educated in history and the arts. I doubt anyone in Trumpland has read The Art of War.
Perhaps this is a good time to bend down, put your head between your legs, and kiss your ass goodbye.

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From cattle rustling and horse thievery in far deserts to piracy on the high Caribbean sea …my country tis of thee.

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After 1989 and the beginning of the end of the USSR, Amerika needed to create “enemies”. The MIC plundering must continue. Aha ! terrorists. The MSM led by the NYT ,WashPo, and assorted think tanks looked to their master in the Middle East for guidance. Their answer, an event to catalyze the masses to acquiesce. How fortunate for the warmongers,911. And the dogs of eternal wars were unleashed.

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I doubt they have read “the pet goat”.

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amen amen

Soooooo damn true! Chomsky wrote about manufactured consent, he could also have written about manufactured enemies. The Pentagons $738 billion $$$$$ budget is no different than any other business…they cannot survive without a demand for their war mongering products and that demand is supplied by manufactured enemies.

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I probably have. Worry for them.

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Most who enamor Trump don’t read anything.

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