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Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines

Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines

Juan Cole

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made a surprise four-hour visit to Baghdad on Tuesday in connection to the panic he is trying to trump up, along with US national security adviser and Sheldon Adelson plant John Bolton about Iran supposedly planning to attack US troops in the Middle East.

For his part, Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in remarks to the press that Iraq will undertake to ensure the safety of the some 5,000 US troops in Iraq, who are helping the Iraqi army mop up ISIL remnants.

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These talking points should be prominently featured in any and all political campaign foreign policy planks. Expose these criminals for what they are now, or live with the consequences. The Dems trying to straddle the fence will get us all killed.

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Lets hope the Europeans and others including the original P5+1 signatories to the nuclear “deal” show as much independence and courage to stand-up to the depraved warmongering of the trump/Israeli/saudi triumvirate of evil as Iraqi PM Mahdi - as well as Iran that is targeted by the warmongers. If the Euros stand tall, which they likely may not, much wind will be taken out of the sails of the trump regime and the Israelis and Saudis that are really driving this threat to all nations.

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Hmmmm oh Mr. {Pompeo, maybe you should go back and reread those Commandments-----you know that,"Bearing false witness, " is a thing—a bad thing.

So since Bush. Cheney, Powell , Condaleeza and the RUM filled man started an illegal war and ruined the ME, WHY Pompeo and Bolton —would anyone ever believe America about anything again? Geez, it’s like you guys think you’re living in a WW 2 movie and you’re all john Wayne.
Maybe you all should read up about how illegal it is to attack a nation, IRAQ, who did nothing to you----maybe you should see “Collateral Damage,” that pretty much sealed America’s fate about who is a warmonger------ we all saw that. Maybe you all should look at what Israel is doing daily to Palestine and remind the people in the ME how America really treats Muslims. 2003, a date that will live in infamy for its stupidity and greed and for creating a kill zone with its depleted uranium, and poison producing burn pits, bombing into oblivion several nations archeological history, creating Iraqi children with their internal organs growing on the OUTSIDE of their bodies and stealing ancient art, and lying, lying and lying…yeah sure—the ME is not that stupid. WHY would anyone in the world ever trust you- again—and that includes lots of Americans!

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What balls. Kill a half to a million soldiers and citizens, women and children, and wonder why they just want to see us leave.

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“Your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore,
They’re already overcrowded from your dirty little wars,
Jesus don’t like killin’ no matter what the reasons for,
And your flag decal won’t get you into Heave anymore.” - John Prine

All war mongers are atheists at heart. If they believed in God, they would accept his will. They will use God to recruit cannon fodder, they pretend. But they’re full of shit.

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US has slapped metals sanctions on Iran. No review process on these actions!!! This astounds me. How can one nation willy-nilly go around slapping other nations without a peep from any of the others???