Category Archives: Iran

Pushing for a third Iraq war – TTG

"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare a campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia group that has threatened more attacks against American … Continue reading

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How many Iranians on the streets of Tehran?

I am trying to determine how many Iranians have been in the streets of Tehran protesting against the Islamic government the last few nights.  The only number I have seen is 1,000 on Sunday night.  Write and tell me off … Continue reading

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Box Score on airliner shoot down deaths: Iranians -176, USS Vincennes – 290

(USS Vincennes) OK pilgrims, we are told today that there are mobs in the streets of Tehran protesting the shoot down of the Ukrainian airliner.  176 were killed.  We are carefully not told (thus far) how many Iranians are mobbed … Continue reading

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The Facts About Iran and Terrorism by Larry C Johnson

When emotion rules the day facts do not matter. Sadly, that is the reality we confront when it comes to talking about Iran and terrorism. The U.S. Government and almost all of the media continue to declare that Iran is … Continue reading

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The Strike – TTG

It’s been a good 48 hours since Iran’s missile strike at Ayn al-Assad and Erbil. Both Washington and Tehran stared into the abyss and did not like what they saw. We averted a full fledged shooting war through a little … Continue reading

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Macgregor got it part right on Carlson’s show last night

Colonel (ret.) Douglas Macgregor was on Tucker Carlson's show last night.  He is a smart man.  Tucker is a smart man. Carlson's show is an outpost of sanity in a neocon run US foreign policy establishment (the Borg).  Carlson deserves … Continue reading

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“The Middle East is a complicated place” – SWMBO

This is the Iranian government erected memorial to Jewish Iranian soldiers who were killed  fighting in the Iranian Army in the Iran-Iraq War.  According to the latest data there are still about 8,500 Iranian Jews resident in the country and … Continue reading

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Soleimani and Al-Muhandis are being mourned in Aleppo churches

(Tehran Armenian Cathedral) Mike Pompeo was on the TeeVee today scoffing at those who do not agree with him and the Ziocon inspired "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran.  It must be a terrible thing for intelligence analysts of integrity and … Continue reading

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Trump moves to unite the Middle East! (irony)

Teevee coverage of the recent events in the ME has been predictable.  Those who hated Trump continue to hate him, etc.  A few observations: 1. I had hoped that Trump's decision to kill an Iranian general engaged in a diplomatic … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood by Larry C Johnson

America’s naive belief in the miracle of the assassination fantasy, especially when applied in the Middle East, reminds me of an Alzheimer’s patient who believes in magic beans but fails to remember that the beans never sprout. We keep on … Continue reading

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