Iran

Germany, Netherlands suspend missions in Iraq

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran climb, Germany and the Netherlands both announce that they will suspend training missions in Iraq

The USS Abraham Lincoln is currently leading a carrier battle group sailing toward the Persian Gulf. Click to enlarge

Fears of war with Iran as US orders staff out of Iraq immediately

Meanwhile, a senior British commander has contradicted U.S. claims of an increased threat from Iranian proxies in Iraq and Syria

Come on Back to the War

Come on Back to the War

Netanyahu wants to take on the Iranians and he’s ready to fight … down to the last American

Spain recalls frigate from US Navy strike group over Gulf tensions

Why has Spain withdrawn a frigate from the task group accompanying the USS Abraham Lincoln? Could it be that the vessels are sailing toward the Persian Gulf for more than a routine naval exercise?

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War

Revised strategy, updated on John Bolton’s orders, proposes sending 120,000 U.S. troops to the region to confront Iran

Trump signs decree recognising the golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory. Click to enlarge

Trump Is Being Set Up for War With Iran

The stakes are even higher than in Syria. So Russia, and maybe China too, could well intervene

Iran test fires Nour naval cruise missiles during exercises recently. Click to enlarge

Iranian general says US military isn’t strong enough for war with Iran

15 years ago the U.S. might have been able to pull it off but things have changed. Iran is much stronger militarily now and the U.S. could face a humiliating defeat

Saudi oil tankers show ‘significant damage’ after sabotage attack, says Riyadh

Vessels reportedly damaged after warnings that Iran or its proxies could try to target shipping in region

U.S. Bolstering Force In Persian Gulf, Sends Patriot Missiles To Region With Eye On Iran

In addition to deploying a carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf and B52s to Bahrain, the U.S. is also deploying an amphibious assault ship and Patriot systems to the region

Demonstrators punch a man in a Donald Trump mask at an anti-US rally in Tehran. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Rouhani warns of greater hardship than war years of 1980s

Iran’s president calls for the country to unite in the face of “unprecedented” U.S. pressure

Israel wants the Trump administration to attack Iran

Israel wants the Trump administration to attack Iran

Media is silent over Israel’s role as Trump appears to be making the preliminary preparations for just such an attack: deploying U.S. carrier groups and bombers

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat

At best this is being done to intimidate Iran, in which case we don’t think it will succeed. At worst though, this may be part of a preliminary build-up for an attack on Iran

US and Israeli flags at a  pro-Guaido rally

Pandering to Israel Means War With Iran

It is clear that foreign politicians have realized that the easiest way to gain Washington’s favor is to do something that will please Israel. Philip Giraldi explains

Iran War - Public Apathy Could Prove Fatal

Iran War – Public Apathy Could Prove Fatal

C.J. Berknes says Trump is following genocidal Jewish prophecy. Are we being set up for WWIII? Includes fascinating talk between Adam Green and C.J. Berknes

White House Insider: War with Iran planned by Trump, to occur in the Fall of 2019

White House Insider: War with Iran planned by Trump, to occur in the Fall of 2019

Although alarmist this report is entirely consistent with Trump having appointed war hawks like Bolton and Pompeo to key posts

Scoop: Israel passed White House intelligence on possible Iran plot

John Bolton’s threat of using “unrelenting force” on Iran was apparently prompted by an Israeli warning of an Iranian plot to hit a US target in the region

A Nimitz class carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in 2012. Click to enlarge

US deploying carrier strike group and a bomber task force in warning to Iran

John Bolton said the move was in response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings,” from Iran. He didn’t provide details

Trump’s Crusaders March to War on Iran

It has received little attention but the comprehensive embargo on Iranian oil is very close to an all-out act of war. In 1941, writes Eric Margolis, America’s cut-off of oil to Japan provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Humpty Dumpty Has Had a Great Fall

Paul Craig Roberts explains why all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will not put Humpty Dumpty back together again

Iran Appeals Directly To Trump: Your Advisers Dragging You Into War

Unfortunately we don’t think that Trump will heed the warning as he’s shown himself easily manipulated and beholden to the Zionists