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'Outright Genocidal': Even as Iran Reels From Covid-19 Pandemic, Trump to Unveil Punishing New Sanctions

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/08/outright-genocidal-even-iran-reels-covid-19-pandemic-trump-unveil-punishing-new

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Trump is cut in the mold of all those Presidents before him such as Clinton and Bush and Obama. They really do not care how many innocents die as they promote “American (Corporate) Interests”.

Hey but “lets invade Syria as Assad has blood on his hands”.

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Trump is driving Iran into the welcome arms of China, who will be more than happy to help Iran in exchange for oil.

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.” HL Mencken 1920

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Persecuting nations for oil profits or punishing countries opposed to the Jewish theft of Palestine will only diminish America in the long run.

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Another compelling reason for all those flag waiving US Americans to lower their flags and raise their conscience.

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People incorrectly claim that Trump isn’t as warlike as previous presidents. Compared to Georgie W, who lied us into the Iraq War and started the Afghan war when all that was needed was an Interpol effort to catch bin Laden, he isn’t quite as bad.
However, there are many ways to achieve the Empire’s war goals, which are to plunder other country’s resources, subvert their governments, take their land, and kill people, without directly using the military.
Trump has been great at that. He is currently starving and attacking Venezuela and Iran using sanctions. He is also assisting the Zionists in their genocide of the Palestinians.
The sad thing is, Trump’s most vicious soft war is against the American people. His deliberate mishandling of the COVID crisis, his total rollback of environmental and workplace safety regulations, his support of violent police and right-wing vigilantes, have injured and killed tens of thousands of Americans.
You’d almost think he was a Manchurian candidate, the agent of a foreign enemy, given how he has so gleefully ruined America in less than four years.

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quick history:
Since 1980, we killed 200,000 Iranian teen soldiers using Sadam’s army in the 1980’s.
We have killed another 1,800,000 Iranian people, including children, with our current
sanctions. They cannot acquire medicines, spare parts for hospital medical equipment, etc.

Why are we carrying Bolton’s water?

Our army cannot win a land war inside Iran.

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Truth be told, America has been on the road to ruin since JFK was assassinated.

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Hey - whatever Israel wants, Trump complies.

Did anyone else notice that the first two countries to be hit with Covid were China and Iran. I’m sure it was just by chance.

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Not the Jewish theft. The Zionist theft.

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“Why do they hate us?” became a common refrain among Americans after 9/11.

Imposing genocidal sanctions like this one is why.

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Indeed. One does not have to be Jewish to be a Zionist.

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The Engine of War
"For the engine of war is greater than they [the leaders]. They are merely the mechanism that brings war into being—that escalates it, that confirms it and condones it and gives it meaning and value, however false that meaning and value may be.

For the engine of war is produced by how people live, what they use from the Earth, what they believe they must have for themselves, and their endless quest for wealth and power and acquisition—beyond the simple needs of life, beyond what they actually need to live and to be sustained with stability and security."… from the New Message… “The Engine of War” by Marshall Summers

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Trump and his enablers are clearly trying to start a war with Iran before the November elections. This has been as predictable as all the other “Republican October surprises” throughout our nation’s history. This time it has the word “Genocide” written all over it, and it should be vigorously opposed by every nation on the planet that wants to avoid World War III.

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Even more to the point: if the US can claim the right to actually kill citizens without trial or even charges being laid, and can claim the right to prosecute, convict, and imprison (or even kill) people for breaking US laws no matter where on Earth they are or were, then why does the world not have the right to do the same things to US hegemons? Why cannot BushCo be done for Iraq, and ClintonCo for Iran, etc.

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Nice to see some Fratelli tutti from the Trump Regime.
Spreading discord,division fear and threats of violence as usual.

What do you expect from lower conciousness.

Time for the rest of the world to give trump a wake-up call. Sanction the shit out of us, plant as many tariffs at our door step as they can, and attempt to knock the chip off our shoulder.
Weaning their countries off of the U.S. teat would be great as well.

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Trump and his enablers are clearly trying to start a war with Iran
before the November elections.

Right you are, IMO. Perhaps not directly, but by sticking enough sharp sticks into Iran
that it justifiably (if not prudently) retaliates. This is the latest of a series of actions
by Pompouseo and his thugs, including seizing Iranian transport ships on their way
to Venezuela (thus increasing the suffering of two peoples).

So far, Iran has shown defiance of U.S. provocations but wisely avoided risking
a conflagration. Let’s hope that policy prevails, at least for a few weeks.

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A reference, I presume, to Julian Assange, being persecuted by Uncle Sam to deter whistleblowers
from obeying their humanitarian consciences, and journalists from revealing the truth to the public.

Aided in this case by a sycophantic Conservative (=U.S. Republican) lapdog British government
that has doubled down on the persecution in outrageously illegal ways. Mainstream media
generally doesn’t think this serious threat to journalism worth reporting, but you can find
excellent coverage at Consortium News dot com.

There’s also a case in Canada, where Uncle Sam ordered the lapdog Trudeau government
to arrest a key Chinese Huawei executive for the supposed crime, essentially,
of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, which nominally are not in force in Canada.
Almost two years later, the torturous extradition case continues.

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How much more of this sort of pre-emptive action, based on no initial aggression from the sanctioned countries, be allowed to continue and escalate against Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and Cuba before the rest of the world acknowledges that what the US is doing is called siege? This is recognized as being against international law, BTW.

We should be ashamed of our country and its demented leaders.

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