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Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

We allowed a mentally ill bully to take the 2016 U.S. election and become our Commander-in-Chief. This is a man who has never worked a day in his life, was born with a silver spoon sticking out of his face and has used his unearned economic advantages as a weapon to collect an obscene amount of wealth at the expense of working people. He has always used bully tactics and deceit to get what he wants.

Greedy people devoid of compassion inevitably look for a loud-mouthed bully to lead them (actually ride on their shoulders like a fake hero) into their promised land of unlimited wealth, control over fellow citizens and a place of power over all other nations. This serious mental and emotional sickness has been the cause of unconscionable suffering and too many deaths to count throughout human history.

And yet, we allow this despicable behavior to continue. The rest of the planet must view us with a strange blend of fear, repulsion and a feeling of pity. How could we not appear pathetic to everyone else? Why are we still dealing with this sick, overgrown adolescent with a serious mental and emotional deficiency heading our government? It’s literally insane.

The present U.S. administration believes government can be run like a business. Every person with a working mind who pays attention to history understands this is fantasy – nightmare fantasy. And the greedy, control-obsessed people running the show here in the U.S. have found the ultimate puppet – someone obsessed with boundless desire who has no sense of morality and with just the proper amount of intelligence, enough to think he’s smart, but not enough to understand that he’s just a marionette dancing to his masters machinations.

He is using his infamous bullying tactics on everyone he comes into contact with – except for those who are more dangerous than he is. Those are the people he admires, the “tough” guys who will “out-crazy” their opponents no matter the consequences.

He will not bully the Chinese into playing his games, at least not to the extent he believes. They will allow him to believe he gets over on them as they laugh at him and continue to make deals with the other BRIC nations and all of the countries he helps alienate the U.S. from.

He will not bully the Venezuelan people into following a racist, money- and power-hungry puppet of the U.S. The majority of the Venezuelan people know Guaido is a snake oil puppet of the U.S. and still support Maduro. Don’t believe the pathetic propaganda of the U.S. corporate media.

And he will not be able to bully the Iranians. His handlers need to shorten the marionette strings and prevent this imbecile from actually starting a war he can’t win. He is delusional and is as dangerous as the sane people who didn’t vote for him feared. Hopefully, there are still enough sane, intelligent people left in the U.S. government to understand that war never solves anything (it only destroys civilization and changes the random borders we obsess over) and that having the biggest gun doesn’t guarantee victory. No one wins in war.

Here is an interesting blog post that shines a different light on what’s going on in the Gulf of Oman:

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Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”By Pepe Escobar – with permission and cross-posted with Strategic Culture Foundation

Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”.  Sparks are ominously bound to fly.

For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, the ultimate Pentagon bête noire, explained in detail, on global media, that Washington simply does not have the military capacity to keep the Strait open.

As I previously reported, shutting down the Strait of Hormuz would destroy the American economy by detonating the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market; and that would collapse the world banking system, crushing the world’s $80 trillion GDP and causing an unprecedented depression.

Soleimani should also state bluntly that Iran may…

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3 comments on “Iran goes for “maximum counter-pressure”

  1. Unfortunately, news came from Europe today admitting that its leaders are powerless in stopping the collapse of the Iran nuclear agreement which previously was working… that is, until Trump effed it all up.

  2. You know, Robert, I don’t even know what to say anymore. Seriously. I actually have trouble making peace with what has happened to this country in recent years (and I’m fully aware that we’ve been dysfunctional for many, many years). But at least there was some sense that a good portion of the people in this country knew right from wrong. I no longer believe that. I think a large percentage of people have been so deeply conditioned to passively accept whatever our “owners” do that they’ve lost touch with morality.

    We have people who think it’s OK to put children in cages. And who believe the right to own a gun (which I support) is more important than the right to freely express yourself in public or to question those we “vote” into office. And who allow every aspect of life to be controlled by economic terrorists who call themselves entrepreneurs and economists and captains of industry. And to provoke other nations into war. And to teach lying and manipulation of mass media to our children as a way of legally taking money out of other peoples’ pockets.

    Obviously I could go on and on, I know you know these things. I’m just having serious difficulty accepting that I’m part of a species of being that can do these things and consider themselves civilized. And consider themselves the dominant species on the planet with a “god-given right” to destroy everything else on the planet in order to have more possessions to be possessed by.

    Thanks for commenting.

  3. P.S. For someone who didn’t know what to say I said an awful lot. :-l

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