2019 Could Be The Year That A War With Iran Changes Everything

Michael Snyder – End of the American Dream June 25, 2019

Negotiations with Iran are over before they could even take place.  After President Trump and Iranian leadership exchanged more insults on Tuesday, the Iranians declared that the “channel of diplomacy” is now closed “forever”.  Of course anything is possible in the future, but for now it appears that any possibility of a diplomatic solution is completely dead, and the clock is ticking because two exceedingly important deadlines are coming up within the next two weeks.  President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have both made it incredibly clear that they do not want Iran to possess nuclear weapons, and Iran’s nuclear program is about to pass a critical threshold.  Diplomatic negotiations were the only alternative to military action, and now it seems that military action is the only option left on the table.  That means that we could literally be counting down the days before missiles start flying back and forth, and it will be a war that is far more terrible than we are being told by the mainstream media.

The Trump administration seems to believe that the new economic sanctions that they just hit Iran with will alter the situation, but the truth is that they aren’t going to really add much of anything to the economic sanctions that were previously imposed.

In response to these new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused President Trump of suffering from mental retardation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as “outrageous and idiotic,” noting the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the USA. In remarks broadcast on Iranian state television, Rouhani said the White House suffers from “mental retardation.”

Needless to say, President Trump was not amused by this.  He subsequently went on Twitter and threatened that any sort of attack on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force

….Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!

That is quite a vague red line that President Trump has now established, and it means that it isn’t going to take very much at all to start a war between the United States and Iran.

When the press later asked Trump about a potential exit strategy if war with Iran does erupt, Trump responded by saying I don’t need exit strategies

Trump returned to the subject of Iran during an event in the Oval Office on Tuesday, reiterating his commitment that his administration would not allow Tehran to obtain nuclear weapons. Asked whether he had an exit strategy should a conflict arise with Iran, the president responded, “I don’t need exit strategies.”

So what does that mean exactly?

Is he saying that an exit strategy wouldn’t be necessary because Iran would be bombed off the map?

When President Trump called off the airstrikes against Iran at the last minute and talked about the potential for negotiations, many were hopeful that a peaceful solution could be achieved.  But if you are seeking to negotiate with someone, it is probably not a good idea to slap the foreign minister from the other country with personal economic sanctions.  For the Iranians, this was apparently the final straw

“You say you really want to hold talks with us but at the same time you’re saying that you want to boycott and sanction our foreign minister, so you’re lying,” Rouhani said.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Twitter that the latest sanctions will result in “closing (the) channel of diplomacy forever,” according to Iranian state-run television Press TV.

Not that negotiations with the Iranians would have yielded anything anyway.  But we must find some way to avoid World War III, because a war with Iran would unleash global chaos that the United States is simply not prepared to handle.

Unfortunately, President Trump is currently surrounded by war hawks, and he appears to be completely convinced that he does not need congressional approval before going to war with Iran…

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump said he doesn’t need approval from Congress before launching strikes against Iran.

Trump said, “I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn’t have to do that.”

Actually, the U.S. Constitution is very clear on the matter.

Just because the Constitution has been ignored by previous presidents does not mean that it is not binding.

And there is a move in Congress right now that could potentially stop a war with Iran.  Surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he may actually allow a vote on a “bipartisan amendment” that would block funding for military action against Iran

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he’s willing to vote on a controversial amendment that would require Congress to approve any military action against Iran, but warned colleagues it could signal disunity in Washington to a foreign adversary.

McConnell said he’s open to voting on a bipartisan amendment sponsored by Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that would block funding for military action against Iran without prior congressional approval.

Of course Trump could just veto anything that gets pushed through Congress, and there would not be enough votes to override his veto.

However, the Constitution still says that President Trump must get congressional approval before going to war, and nothing is going to change that.  If Trump chooses to disregard the Constitution and go to war anyway, it will be one of the worst decisions of his presidency so far.

And as I mentioned earlier, the clock is ticking.  As Haaretz has noted, two exceedingly important deadlines are coming up within the next two weeks…

Iran announced in mid-June that by the 27th of the month it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, pushing tensions with the U.S. into uncharted and potentially dangerous territory.

The June 27 deadline comes ahead of another, July 7, the deadline for Europe to come up with better terms for Iran to stay in the accord. If that second deadline passes without any action, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic likely will resume higher uranium enrichment, a move that would breach the terms of a nuclear pact with world powers.

A war with Iran could potentially start as soon as next month, and right now Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East as he seeks to build a “global coalition” against Iran.  The following comes from a transcript of remarks that Pompeo made to the press on Sunday just before he left on his trip

I’m heading out today. Our first stops will be in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two great allies in the challenge that Iran presents, and we’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned and how we can build out a global coalition, a coalition not only throughout the Gulf states but in Asia and in Europe that understands this challenge and that is prepared to push back against the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.

When the U.S. starts to put together a “global coalition”, I think we all know what that means.

War is coming, and it could have apocalyptic consequences.

I have never been more concerned about a war with Iran than I am right now.  The Iranians have restarted their nuclear program, and the U.S. and Israel have both made it abundantly clear that they will take military action before the Iranians get too much farther.

At this point a peaceful solution appears to be out of the question, and so all of us should start preparing for the most terrifying war that the Middle East has seen since the days of World War II.

About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time

 

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12 responses to “2019 Could Be The Year That A War With Iran Changes Everything”

  1. So What Is The Real Gambit In This Story?

    The forces at play:

    – The Neocons: itching to start another war, knowing full well that the oil supplies in Saudi Arabia are now down to critical low levels, the clock is ticking, tick-tock, tick-tock, soon there will be no more gasoline for all those jets and tanks!

    – The Iranians: with the second largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela being number one (yep folks, you can take it for granted Saudi Arabia is now running dry), know full well that Washington has their greedy eyes on their oil;

    – Trump: the wild card in all this, which way will his vanity fall? War or no war? The battle in Trump’s mind is, if we start the shooting, I will be labelled no better than Obama, even if we win. But if we get our asses handed back, my name, spelt T..R..U..M..P will become a synonym for horsesh**. What’s riding on all this is Trump’s dream to be remembered like a modern day Pharaoh for thousands of years.

    The stakes are high. Or are they?

    There’s lots of talk, there’s lot of stories (like the one above by Snyder), but there is one critical point missing in all dialog by all these talking heads, typing fingers and players of war drums! And that is no one is factoring in,

    Trump’s VANITY!

    I know, I know, you are all probably getting sick and tired of reading this from me! Well I am sick and tired of reading the same nonsensical 2nd rate thinking and analysis from 3rd rate vested interest Trump haters.

    The more the world rags on Trump, the more the world tells Trump what to do, the more Trump is going to string everyone along and just back off, just when everyone else would push the button.

    Trump can talk a good story, and keep everyone going with their hopes for Iranian domination.

    But Trumps vanity is bigger than all that and these clowns put together. Trump is playing for immortal remembrance of his name, remember, it is spelt capital T, capital R, capital U, capital M, capital P. Don’t you dare use lower case! hahahaha!

    Ok, truthseeker, I see your bating here! Keep it up, do your best! Let’s see if we can build up your comment contributions. I noticed its kicked up a notch!

    Hey Yukon Jack, you around? You asked me why not comment on Darkmoon? I know it well, but I’ve got tired of all the weird stuff with witchcraft or whatever. I’m more of a realist (read, scientist), frankly, I like the stories that truthseeker does and more importantly, this site is British! I wanted to come into the Anglo lion’s den and see if I could bring a more open and analytical perspective of the world. You can’t do that with people of the occult. And more importantly, I am tired of the Anglo world and how it distorts the reality everywhere else in its papers and when I read the comments thereof. I want “real” people in Britain to learn there are “real” people elsewhere that care just as much as they do about life and liberty, but have different perspectives. And just as importantly, I like England and Scotland, I used to go fishing there, I’d hate to never be able go back, if Britain splits from the EU and just builds up a wall of intolerance with the rest of Europe. All I am seeking is for us all, to start understanding we are not that very different and we all want the same things in life, and even if we have differences, these differences can be argued and discussed, like here on truthseeker, and still we can all be friends!
    Whereas on Darkmoon, it feels a bit to creepy for me! Hahaha.

  2. Go ahead and attack Iran Trump! Make my day…!

  3. Global Bully America need it friends to pick on a lesser power I have nothing but contempt for that shit hole of a country full of Rambo’s and John Waynes and all the heroes that the perverted Hollywood homo jews can invent to distort history .
    it makes me want to throw up

  4. The editors of this fine website should also take a look at the USS Donald Cook incident – when (suppossedly) Russian jets electronically shut down Amerika’s latest and greated missile cruiser in the Black Sea on or around 12 April 2014.

    https://www.voltairenet.org/article185860.html

    “Meanwhile, the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage, which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta [2], contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny.

    As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.”

    Good video by an outside observer (What scared the crew of Donald Cook?)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuL6zF2c2BQ

    Why this is important is that recent Russian statements say they will be standing by Iran in case of any crazy behavior (attack) on Iran by Trumpenstein and company.

    A debate rages whether this Iran attack agenda is over or not. I say it is still red hot, and we are in a very temporary lull while the Zionist hellions arrange the next incident in which acting ZOG Emperor the Orange Orangutan will be unable to say no. There is no way IN HELL that Bibi and his moles are going to stop now that they have managed to paint the God Emperor into a corner, his Lordship’s vanity or not.

  5. @ Dorian

    Your Trump vanity theory is a good one and may have saved us thus far. But the Israelis are smart, real smart, ’cause down in the basement of some unknown office building in Tel Aviv is a crack team of psychologist with lots of PhD’s and other acronyms after their names are probing Trump’s Achille’s Heel. No doubt they are referencing the top secret Israeli tech manual entitled “How to Manipulate the Goyim in Ten Easy Steps”.

    How can the poor Jews overcome Trump’s impenetrable vanity? Easy. Manipulate his emotions so that his rage overcomes his vanity. Trump is a rageaholic, his nervous system on edge from 20 aspartame laced DIet Cokes a day is prone to wild mood swings and irrational decisions.

    You Don’t Mess with the Zohan Bibi

  6. But…but…Isn’t Trump playing hyper dimensional chess?!

    Maybe he’s being possessed by Mr. Apocalypse! At the right moment, he might turn into an angel of light but for now, he will be the man who launches the last attack by the Moronican Empire and in my dreams, it will be the Last of The Moronicans.

    The Russians and the Iranians will blow all these lying terrorists to hell along with their filthy radioactive weapons of ass destruction that are placed all around Iran except for the Caspian Sea on the northern border.

    The Russians will have to deal with these pentagoons and israeli demented freakazoids sooner or later. They might as well do it now and kick these Moronicans out of their stuperpower fantasy land.

    The Moronicans want war: give it to them, and shut them up real good!

    Voltman

  7. Unlike Iraqi ,Iran will make sure if attacked , the war will also be on this side of the Atlantic Ocean also .

  8. @Yukon

    Let me tell you about Ph.D’s, in fact, you can say this about anyone one with degrees, yeah Yukon, this includes me too. They are not worth the paper they are written on.

    Frankly, I have worked with both the academic and non-academic crowds and I can tell you, non-academic people are definitely more practical. But the real issue with people with a university education, is that common-sense and common-respect have gone out the window.

    For everyone reading, there are just as many dishonest (frankly I think there are more) people with higher education than the rest of society. Seriously, considering what I have witnessed over the years, in how people write papers, even as a referee of papers for highly respected journals, the level of utter lying that goes on in academia today, is beyond ridiculous. Basically, the more educated you are, the greater propensity you have to spin doctoring and fancy narratives, that really all amounts to just out-and-out lying, just to garner more funding.

    So to all those “experts” you are eluding to in Israel, in some underground bunker, its just frankly an echo chamber, that just repeats the same mantra what ever their political leaders want, need, or is good for them to hear, so they have jobs.

    Yukon, “the proof is in the pudding”, as it is said. Meaning, that don’t put to much thought in “all those experts”. For example, look how the US and Israel have supposedly the “greatest” (yeah, sure, right) engineers and scientists in the world. Then explain this:

    – why do the Russians have the most superior submarines?
    – why do the Russians have the most superior jet fighters?
    – why do the Russians have the best rockets (as in space flight)?
    – why do the Russians have the most sophisticated missile systems?
    – why have the Chinese been able supersede US laser research?
    – why have the Chinese have a working electromagnetic rail gun?
    – why have the Chinese been able to develop fully automatic weapons that can shoot around corners?
    – and yet, not a single Western country can make a television now days!

    Yukon, I can go on with non-military tech, and it would run into volumes.

    As I mentioned in other articles, the US and Israel are suffering from basically Clarke’s Superiority Complex. That’s are reference to Arthur C. Clarke’s short story about the weaknesses of advanced technology and its creators. I recommended reading it, its just called “Superiority”.

    Yukon, you all ready know that there is “unrealized” oil crisis right now. Well, high technology or not, that will doom the US and Israel. What I am eluding too, is that there are many other reasons, like the “oil crisis”, that will destroy, and I do mean destroy, US and Israeli hegemony in the world.

    Predictions for 2100
    ————–
    You and I will be long dead, but for the future, for these words will live on forever, since truthseeker will out live us all (hahaha!).

    By the end of this century, that is, 2100, the USA will be completely and utterly an economic mess. It will not be the 1st Super Power in this world, it will be behind, China, Russia, India, Europe (if it get’s its act together especially with Russia and China, which I really do think it will). The US will be nothing. It will have serious problems of over population, natural resource shortages like water, and dystopian cities. Furthermore, the USA, will be locked out of Europe and Asia, economically and militarily.

    As for Israel? Israel will not exist in 2100. It will revert back to Palestine. Saudi Arabia will not exist, it will collapse as soon as the oil revenue dries up. The House of Saud will have fled and be living largely in England, while many English will be ruing their leaving the EEC, the European Economic Community. Saudi Arabia, will become Arabia. And were will all these Jews go? Back to the USA! Even Bruce Springsteen knew that! haha.

    The UK will be split. England will be again all on its own, and seriously dystopian, like it was before the Romans came. England will be a bloody economic mess, with no primary or secondary industries, and massively over populated, frankly, its already reverting to this, just take a look at London, today!
    Scotland and Wales will rejoin Europe.

    Jordan will be gone, it will be split between Palestine, Syria and Arabia.

    Iraq will be gone, it will be split between Iran, Syria, and Arabia.

    Aviation will be very little (emergency infrastructure uses only), with petroleum virtually all gone, ultra fast mag-lev trains will crisscross EuroAsian continent. One day you will be able to go from Paris to Hong Kong faster with a mag-lev than with a plane today!
    ————

    So Yukon, what we are witnessing today, is really the death knell of the old order. The USA will be brought to its knees with no more petroleum. No USA, means hasta la vista Israel.

    As for Trump, as I said, many times before, I think the man is a pig, but he is so vain, he doesn’t want his name to go down in history in the same chapters as Obama, Bush and Clinton. So let him talk, like he always does, and he will “bring” the world to the brink of nuclear catastrophe, all so he can say, “look I could have pushed the button, everyone else wanted me to do it! But I didn’t, for I knew I could work a deal with [put whomever you wish here]”. And so on. Besides we are soon into an election year in the US. Trump definitely doesn’t want to kill that chance!

    Anyway, Yukon, we shall see soon enough, where my thesis of Trump and his vanity is correct. So far I have been proven correct. Time will tell if I am reading this situation correctly.

  9. @ Dorian

    I have no doubt that your Trump’s vanity thesis is correct, you nailed it, but do not underestimate the Zohan Bibi. He is the master of all, including Trump – and if Trump won’t pull the trigger he has ALREADY installed the trigger man Mike Pence who literally salivates at “obliterating” Iran.

    If Trump won’t do it then Mikey will. (pardon the play on ZZ Top tube snake boogie “She won’t do it but her sister will”). You wait and see, just watch the energy build and the news cycle turn, if you see them ramping up the anti-Iran propaganda you just and wait and see this time.

    Have you heard of the Simpsons Trump prophecy? The Ziocons can make any President terminally ill, suicided, assassinated, whatever. Anyone who won’t play ball can be eighty sixxed.

  10. @Yukon: About The Poltroon Pharaoh, Namely, Trump

    Yes I have a new epithet for Trump, The Poltroon Pharaoh. The man thinks and lives like a pharaoh, but really is a just a poltroon (aka, coward). Don’t get me wrong, he would let other people, that is, send other people, to go and do his fighting, what I am referring to is his wretched self-handicap and outright cowardliness to be like the rest of humanity. The man is determined to go out of this world to be remembered for in perpetuity. I will not be surprised that there will be some pyramid like structure for his mausoleum, to last thousands of years.

    But back to more important matters. Trump has just reopened the possibility to talks with Iran! As I have eluded to before, the Poltroon Pharaoh wants to make A DEAL!

    This Pharaoh is so transparent. All this bluster, and movement of military hardware to the Persian Gulf, all for what? To get Iran to the table to make the DEAL OF THE CENTURY. That is, drop Saudi Arabia, and move to Iran!

    Hey House Of Saud? What do you think is going to happen if Trump makes a deal for Iranian oil? Let me help you, I know people like MBS have trouble thinking. So let me spell it out for you. The Americans are not loyal to anybody, never have been. As soon as a deal is made with Iran and with their oil, YOU GUYS ARE OUT! Iran will become the new “best friends” and the House Of Saud will become the new Evil Empire, you know, “those head chopping maniacs.” Start sweating House Of Saud, your future is about to go from dim, to very, bleak. You could say your about to lose your heads of Trump’s deal of the century with Iran! Priceless!

    Well, well, well, ladies and gentlemen, looks like I called it again! Hey truthseeker, shouldn’t you give out gold stars for good predictions? It would encourage more dialog! Something like Rotten Tomatoes but with a truthseeker spin on it! You could call it The TruthSeeker Gauge/Meter/Scale/Whatever….just an idea. I just want more people to start using their nouse more, with the ambition that people start hearing and seriously listening about the REAL world, and not the fake news that is so determined to inflict war upon those who don’t seek it. Just a thought.

    GO TRUMP! HA HA! I KNOW YOU GUYS HATE THAT.
    LET’S HERE IT FOR THE POLTROON PHARAOH….
    PHARAOH TRUMP! PHARAOH TRUMP! PHARAOH TRUMP!

  11. !! LET’S HERE IT FOR THE POLTROON PHARAOH !!

    PHARAOH TRUMP! PHARAOH TRUMP! PHARAOH TRUMP!

    GO TRUMP GO! GO TO ISRAHELL!
    GO TRUMP GO! GO TO HEL AVIV!
    GO TRUMP GO! GO TO JEWSALEM!
    GO TRUMP GO! GO TO DEMONA

    Send in the clones to program all the drones
    They make no bones ’bout blowing up your homes
    Raging Pentagoons fearing Petro-Dollar doom
    Are filling the lagoons of President Poltroon

    Daniel Boon Doggle
    —————————-

    Yukon Jack June 29, 2019:

    “There is no doubt about it that Amerika has entered a death spiral – and that Trump is accelerating the decline. While the home front burns and illegals flood it, debts spiraling out of control, suicides skyrocketing, homeless camps expanding in ever dilapidated borough, the ZOG Emperor only cares about the well being of Israel.

    Amerika will suffer for generations for electing this fraud. Donald Trump is patently insane and his supporters can’t see it because they too are insane.”

    Yep. They are insane and scared. Paradise and Santa Rosa California were the sites of mass murders and large-scale destruction by their own twisted “government”, yet very few have the courage to talk about it. As usual, they ignore what is significant and dwell endlessly on trivia, looking for hope in all the wrong places.

    America’s First Third-World State
    Victor Davis-Hanson — National Review June 18, 2019
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=190660

  12. @Voltman

    Finally, we are getting somewhere! Now you’re starting to understand, support Trump by all means. Trump is doing more work than any President before, to destroy his own country.

    As I have said time and time again, Trump doesn’t give a damn about his own country, he only cares for himself and his image, he’ll destroy his own country, if he can immortalize himself!

    GO PHARAOH TRUMP!