On The Brink Of War: Is Iran Being Targeted For Destruction?

Darkmoon – June 16, 2019

AN  IMAGINARY  DEBATE

Edited and Presented by Lasha Darkmoon

Though this discussion never took place, the words cited below are 100 per cent accurate and have been arranged in a collage of quotes so as to give the impression of a live debate.  

“Iran did do it, and you know they did it
because you saw the boat!”
— Donald Trump

CRAIG MURRAY (political activist and whistleblower, former British ambassador to  Uzbekistan) :  I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of US economic sanctions.
The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was holed above the water line. That rules out a torpedo attack, which is the explanation being touted by the neocons.
The second vessel, the Front Altair, is Norwegian owned and 50% Russian crewed (the others being Filipinos). It is owned by Frontline, a massive tanker leasing company that also has a specific record of being helpful to Iran in continuing to ship oil despite sanctions.
It was Iran that rescued the crews and helped bring the damaged vessels under control.
That Iran would target a Japanese ship and a friendly Russian crewed ship is a ludicrous allegation. They are however very much the targets that the USA allies in the region – the Saudis, their Gulf Cooperation Council colleagues, and Israel – would target for a false flag. It is worth noting that John Bolton was meeting with United Arab Emirates ministers two weeks ago – both ships had just left the UAE.

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DAVID DeCAMP (‘Antiwar’ correspondent) :  The owner of the Japanese tanker that was attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the Kokuka Outrageous, contradicted the US military’s claims about the attack.
Central Command reported that the two tankers were hit with limpet mines, a type of mine that is attached to the hull of a ship below the waterline using magnets. But Yutaka Katada, the owner of the Kokuka Outrageous, said he received reports a projectile hit the ship.
“We received reports that something flew towards the ship,” Katada said at a press conference, “The place where the projectile landed was significantly higher than the water level, so we are absolutely sure that this wasn’t a torpedo. I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship.”
US Central Command released a grainy black and white video of a boat alongside a ship, claiming it was an Iranian patrol boat removing a limpet mine from the Kokuka Outrageous, the claim being they were getting rid of the evidence. The video does not conclusively prove anything, as it is hard to tell what the boat is doing. Iranian state media said Iran rescued the crew of both tankers, so the video could have just been a recording of the rescue efforts.
In an interview with Fox and Friends Friday morning, President Trump blamed Iran for the attacks on the tankers. Trump cited the video as proof, “Well Iran did do it, and you know they did it because you saw the boat.”
Trump, who has been known to sometimes contradict his more hawkish cabinet members, fell in line with his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who on Thursday, accused Iran of attacking the tankers with no evidence to back up his claim.
MIKE POMPEO : This assessment [of mine] is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high-degree of sophistication.
The United States will defend its forces, interests, and stand with our partners and allies to safeguard global commerce and regional stability. And we call upon all nations threatened by Iran’s provocative acts to join us in that endeavor.
CAITLIN JOHNSTONE : Pompeo is a known liar, especially when it comes to Iran. He has a well-established history of circulating blatant lies about Iran and the behavior of the Iranian government, and he recently told an audience at Texas A&M University that when he was leading the CIA, “We lied, we cheated, we stole.
JON RAINWATER (executive director of Peace Action and Common Dreams) : Mike Pompeo has zero credibility when it comes to Iran. He’s long been actively campaigning for a confrontation with Iran. He has a track record of pushing bogus theories with no evidence such as the idea that Iran collaborates closely with al-Qaeda.
CAITLIN JOHNSTONE : [As for] John Bolton, Trump’s psychopathic Iran hawk National Security Advisor, he has openly endorsed lying to advance military agendas.
On a December 2010 episode of Fox News’ Freedom Watch, Bolton and the show’s host Andrew Napolitano were debating about recent WikiLeaks publications, and naturally the subject of government secrecy came up.
“Now I want to make the case for secrecy in government when it comes to the conduct of national security affairs, and possibly for deception where that’s appropriate,” Bolton said. “You know Winston Churchill said during World War Two that in wartime truth is so important it should be surrounded by a bodyguard of lies.”
“Do you really believe that?” asked an incredulous Napolitano.
“Absolutely,” Bolton replied.
“You would lie in order to preserve the truth?”
“If I had to say something I knew was false to protect American national security, I would do it,” Bolton answered.
LD :  Unfortunately for the mendacious US warmongers, however, as they do their best to point the finger of blame at Iran for these recent events in the Gulf of Oman, German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has now stated categorically that the US video in no way proves that Iran was to blame for the tankers attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
Israel is apparently not very pleased that Germany, its milk cow for Holocaust reparations, has stepped out of line and dared to cast doubts on the official story cooked up by the US and Israel, with extra help from Britain.  Not a word in any mainstream news media that Israel is most likely to be behind this false flag attack. After all, who has most to gain from the demonization and destruction of Iran? Cui bono? The answer is obvious: Israel.
JASON DITZ (‘Antiwar’ editor) :  Speaking to reporters during a visit to Norway, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has dismissed the US military’s video, saying it is not sufficient to prove Iran was behind attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.
“The video is not enough. We can understand what is being shown, sure, but to make a final assessment, this is not enough for me,” Maas said. President Trump insisted earlier in his own comments to reporters that the video was enough and clearly proved Iran was behind the attack.
With the Japanese ship’s crew describing the attack as caused by something flying at the ship in the air, not the water, the entire mine story is on shaky ground, and to the extent the US believes this video is demonstrative of the mine narrative, it too is very weak.
CRAIG MURRAY : The USA and their UK stooges have both immediately leapt in to blame Iran. The media is amplifying this with almost none of the scepticism which is required. I cannot think of a single reason why anybody would believe this particular false flag. It is notable that neither Norway nor Japan has joined in with this ridiculous assertion.
LD : Trump and his two warmonger advisors, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, are apparently at loggerheads about what happens next. Actually, this is just the old “good cop, bad cop” routine — with the belligerent Pompeo and Bolton salivating for war, and Trump, the sedate elder statesman putting on an act of gravitas, advocating dialogue and diplomacy.
JASON DITZ :  President Trump was quick to  blame Iran, citing the dubious Centcom video as proof, and declaring that they are “in deep, deep trouble.” Beyond that, however, he reiterated that he wants to negotiate with Iran, and that he’s “in no rush” to actually have the talks. He also continues to say he’s not interested in a war.
That talk of not wanting a war stands in sharp contrast to John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who have been angling for a conflict with Iran for months now, and for whom this is just another chance to talk up a military response to Iranian misdeeds.
LD :  According to Pompeo, the US can go to war without seeking Congressional approval. All Trump has to do is give the order. A single word from Trump and thousands of Americans will come back in body bags. And tens of thousands of Iranians will die.
SENATOR  BERNIE SANDERS: This incident must not be used as a pretext for a war with Iran, a war which would be an unmitigated disaster for the United States, Iran, the region, and the world.
DONALD TRUMP : Why bother having nuclear weapons if you’re afraid to use them?

ON  THE  BRINK  OF  WAR

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FEDERICO PIERACCINI (specialist in international affairs) :  I wrote an article in 2016 dismissing the possibility of a nuclear war as absurd and impossible. But while a lot has changed in the meantime, my opinion has not. I struggle to understand how such an eventuality can be avoided when the US remains on a collision course with China and Russia.
Trump appears unwilling to go down in history as the president responsible for kicking off nuclear Armageddon. But what about the next president? The deep state in control of US politics would surely be able to place into office someone who would advance the final justification for a headlong confrontation with Moscow and Beijing.
If you think I am exaggerating, take Pompeo, a representative of the deep state, and his recent answer to the question of whether Trump was sent by God to save Israel from Iran. “As a Christian, I certainly believe that’s possible”, he responded. 
Try reflecting on the fact that Washington has been at war almost every year since World War II, conducting clandestine operations in more than 50 countries and killing millions of civilians directly and indirectly, all the while having the world believe it is a blameless force for good on the side of truth and justice.
We live in a world based on lies. Without this reality changing in the foreseeable future, with the mainstream media continuing to keep much of the population disoriented and confused, it is not too difficult to imagine the United States by 2025 pulling the rug out from under everybody’s feet through a great-power conflict, so as to build atop the debris a new, unchallengeable Pax Americana.
What Comes After Trump – World War III?
LD : In all fairness, I think we must let President Trump have the last word.
DONALD TRUMP (summing up in his usual masterly manner) : You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons, and other things, like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things.

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Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

14 responses to “On The Brink Of War: Is Iran Being Targeted For Destruction?”

  1. President Trump, or: How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

    FYI: If you don’t understand the title, check out the movie, “Dr. Strangelove.” Everyone should watch this!

    What can I say? Seriously! WHAT CAN I SAY? Oh to hell to it, just read Trump’s last comment in the piece again, I reprint it here for you convenience:

    DONALD TRUMP (summing up in his usual masterly manner) : “You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons, and other things, like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things.”

    Yeah you all know what’s coming. Yeah I’m a physics guy. Yeah I can’t let this go! I just can’t let this go. Oh my, oh my. What a treasure Trump is. For what we are about to receive, thank you, Lord. Thank you so very much! Now lets get into this…

    [note: my fingers are just itching to type what’s coming, i haven’t felt this excited for a long, long time!]

    The uses for Uranium, Uranium Uses, click under Uses, here are those illustrated uses in full:

    – Nuclear Reactors; you all don’t need that explained,
    – Create weapons grade plutonium; to kill people,
    – Nuclear submarines that carry nuclear missiles; to kill people,
    – Depleted uranium; its still radioactive so depleted uranium bombs leave behind radiation, to kill people after their use (nice isn’t it, delayed death!)

    That’s it! That’s the lots of uses. I thought Obama and Bush were the most stupid presidents in history. Well its now official, we have a new Stupidest President In History, Donald Trump. All hail the conquering moron!

    Hey you Americans! Anyone out there reading this? Did you vote for Trump? Is this the kind of man you want for President? Frankly a real orangutan would do a better job. This is the man that has his finger on “the button”! Trump the MORON. But honestly, PLEASE KEEP VOTING FOR HIM! With idiots like Trump in the Whitehouse, it only makes my job easier. Trump truly is a gift to all of us trying to get the US out of Europe, and everywhere else too!

    There really must be a God, and He must have a seriously cheeky sense of humor to gift us with some one like Trump. I am seriously starting to think, if the rest of the world plays this right, that Trump will be the last straw that is needed to get the rest of the non-Anglo world together and kick out the Americans from everywhere!

    What a thought!

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! RE-ELECT TRUMP!

  2. “MIKE POMPEO : This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.”

    There you have it: Mr. Plumpeo’s assessment is based on intelligence! No one but the evil Iranians could have pulled off this monstrous terror attack. No one else had the sophistication, proficiency and motivation to do the evil deed.

    “In an interview with Fox and Friends Friday morning, President Trump blamed Iran for the attacks on the tankers. Trump cited the video as proof, “Well Iran did do it, and you know they did it because you saw the boat.”

    President Trump insisted earlier in his own comments to reporters that the video was enough and clearly proved Iran was behind the attack.”

    See, I told you that video was proof! Even The President of the United Snakes of America says so!

    I rest my case.

    Doltman

  3. Is he reading some bullet points?

  4. I would like to tell you Ms Darkmoon that I claim to be a thinker. I have a plan to rescue the world and I published it in an Arabic site since I am A Syrian citizen living in Turkey now. I participated in my plan in The New Shape Prize presented by Global Challenges Foundation in Sweden. I did not but I was among the first 100 participants. However, I am so keen on a peaceful world social revolution to change the world. I would like to join you or you join me in this endeavor to free the world- I am serious.
    I am looking forward to hearing your reply

  5. Tsss! He looks good (for his years definitely, let’s be objective), he speaks good (meaning he entertains – all that cattle needs. He also pisses off good, so the “opposition” is preoccupied with barking, also entertaining their pool of the cattle.

    That’s the reality of our day folks. All is done through laughs and giggles. Eyes and ears are stuffed with crap and don’t you dare to wash this off – that’s the way it is suppose to be!

    P.S Seriously, people from the past never had resources we have to seek the truth. Some are predestined to be serfs, unfortunately.

  6. This will not stop with Iran; Iran is already working with China and Russia on economic issues and all three are supporintg Venezuala, itself the subject of nonstop lies from the American neoncons, and any declaration of way IMHO will result in 3, if not 4 countries, attacking us at once (Venezuala has no chance against our armed forces, but they CAN tie up enough of them to cause shortages elsewhere that could give the others a serious tactical advantage!

    America is wasting its taxpayer money building the barely-able-to-fly F35 fighter that has so many things WRONG with it that it would be suicide for any pilot to try to take on more than an isolated enemy target: its gatling guns required visual sighitng since the advanced, in helmet avionics/targeting are routinely turned off by its pilots due to false and double-imaging, its cannon cannot offer any but minimal support to ground forces, its electronics exchanging information continuously makes it tracceable for even enemy anti-air fire tracing two generations back, its fuel must be carreid in noncamo trucks (easily taken out by even sniper fire if they can get close enough), a pilot over 5 ft, 3 in suffers from physical trauma flying the thing (not to mention ‘head jerk’ experienced by carrier pilots taking off), et al. Our country is doing the exact thing that Hitler did, trying to re-invent bigger ‘wheels’ that suck up entire budgets for a few pieces, while our enemies can send scores of small, cheap weapons at us, knowing most of their soldiers will die, but confident that ‘one’ fo them will get throgh and take out our fancy toys! [For exmaple, it took 4 Sherman tanks to take out one Tiger or Panzer, but they did it; 3 Shermans sacfified themselves giving the 4th Sherman the time to attack the better tank from its read].

    A group of junior Navy officers, a French submarine, and another coalition country (acting as the ‘enemy’) have all sunk American aircraft carrier, and retired t. Gen. Paul Van Riper, USMC, sank an entire carrier battle group, simply with ld-school tactics!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9b1DG86a4k

  7. Should have been ‘Lt General’ and ‘simply with old-school tactics!’

  8. Doltman, you need to study ‘false flag’ incidents, and ask yourself if Iran gains anything by this asinine move!

  9. Mr. Robinson, you didn’t get the fact that I was being sarcastic, which is my permanent state whenever it comes to the pronouncements of these disgusting liars in the US government and Shitstream Media!

  10. Dear Mr. J Duane Robinson,

    In case you’re confused about my stance, let me clarify my position regarding the US government and Shitstream Media…

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I THINK AND FEEL ABOUT THE DISGUSTING BUNCH OF MASS MURDERING PSYCHOPATHIC MONSTERS IN MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT!

    !!!GOD DAMN THE US GOVERNMENT & SHITSTREAM MEDIA!!!

    GOD DAMN THESE SICKENING LIARS
    GOD DAMN THESE DISGUSTING HYPOCRITES
    GOD DAMN THESE GROTESQUE PIGS
    GOD DAMN THESE SICKENING MONSTERS
    GOD DAMN THESE SHAMELESS SLIME BALLS
    GOD DAMN THESE CONCEITED BONEHEADS
    GOD DAMN THESE ARROGANT COCKSUCKERS
    GOD DAMN THESE THESE MENDACIOUS SACKS OF ROTTEN GARBAGE

    GOD DAMN THESE DEMENTED FREAKS
    GOD DAMN THESE GUILTY CRIMINALS
    GOD DAMN THESE PARANOID NINCOMPOOPS
    GOD DAMN THESE HYPOCRITICAL DUMBASSES
    GOD DAMN THESE DISINGENUOUS BARBARIANS
    GOD DAMN THESE PATHETIC CLOWNS
    GOD DAMN THESE FAKE SONOFABITCHES
    GOD DAMN THESE PHONY SHITHEADS

    GOD DAMN THESE RETARDED TURDS
    GOD DAMN THESE IGNORANT BASTARDS
    GOD DAMN THESE CONDESCENDING PRICKS
    GOD DAMN THESE INCOMPETENT CUNTS
    GOD DAMN THESE MISCHIEVOUS CRETINS
    GOD DAMN THESE RIDICULOUS BLOWHARDS
    GOD DAMN THESE ABSURD SYCOPHANTS
    GOD DAMN THESE INCOHERENT DUMBASSES

    GOD DAMN THESE INCONSISTENT PERVERTS
    GOD DAMN THESE RIDICULOUS VERMIN
    GOD DAMN THESE INFANTILE PUNKS
    GOD DAMN THESE NAUSEATING AND SADISTIC DEMONS
    GOD DAMN THESE DEPRAVED AND APPALLING IDIOTS
    GOD DAMN THESE DISTURBING AND PSYCHOTIC DEGENERATES
    GOD DAMN THESE MANIACAL AND DIABOLICAL REPROBATES
    GOD DAMN THESE INFLATED AND DELUDED IMBECILES

    GOD DAMN THESE THESE REPETITIVE AND LOBOTOMIZED ROBOTS
    GOD DAMN THESE IMMORAL AND INSUFFERABLE PERVERTS
    GOD DAMN THESE THESE UNBELIEVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE AND
    UNFORGIVABLE BULLSHITTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ———————-

    I don’t say “God damn” for the simple fun of cursing and swearing!
    I say God damn because THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN!

    THERE’S NO GOD DAMN LAW THAT WILL EVER STOP ME FROM INTENSELY HATING, UTTERLY DESPISING AND PASSIONATELY LOATHING THESE GOD DAMN PIECES OF STINKING SHIT IN SHITSTREAM MEDIA AND THE US GOVERNMENT!

    ANY QUESTIONS?

  11. Quote:I really cannot begin to fathom how stupid you would have to be to believe that Iran would attack a Japanese oil tanker at the very moment that the Japanese Prime Minister was sitting down to friendly talks in Tehran on economic cooperation that can help Iran survive the effects of US economic sanctions.
    Well, Iran learn that from Assad, when Syria was winning the war against Democratic Freedom Fighters, they did used Chlorine Gas against their own people …

  12. Gentlemen Of The Above Comments:

    You all know it in your hearts and in your minds. You all know that what the Americans really want, they want WORLD DOMINATION. The Americans want every country in the world to hand over their resources and all their wealth so that we mere mortals have to exalt in the glory that is America.

    They did it to the Natives of the Old World, they have been doing to all the their dominion countries that have their bases. And soon they will do it in the remaining areas of the world. Folks take a look at this map…The World Five Military Empires, some questions for all of you to ponder:

    1) What happens when all the grey area becomes blue?
    – Do we then attack those remaining non-blue areas?
    2) What happens when the entire world goes blue?
    – now there are no exogenous “threats”, do we now go fully Orwellian, and start worrying about endogenous, that is internal threats? Who is prepared to be the first Winston Smith (George Orwell’s character in 1984)?
    3) Think about this people, it took only 75 years for that map to become blue like that. If you have a new born baby today, what kind of world will that baby will have to live in, in another 75 years, when the whole map will be blue? Is that what you want to happen? Because that is where we are going.

    Remember: If the whole world goes blue…who’s next?

  13. @Tawfeek Alyaseen

    Sorry to give you the bad news Tawfeek, but the Americans are not interested in talk. Your country, Syria is doing the right thing right now. They are buying Russian S-400 systems and soon will get S-500 systems. They kicking American proxies asses.

    Tawfeek you can’t negotiate with people who are only interested in ruling the world. The Americans must be stopped. And the only way to do that is to take away their power base.

    That’s why I am here. I am trying to get people in Anglo lands to understand how evil their governments and how evil, indirectly they themselves are behaving, by just letting their governments do all their heinous crimes in their names.

    Tawfeek that’s how the Americans play the dirty game of politics. While they have you at the table talking they keep working behind the scenes to undermine you. So we need to fight back. We need to undermine the Americans and their Allies support base, and work on the populations of the Anglo lands and show them how despicable their governments are behaving.

    We are all using words here, some of us, more strongly than others. I know for myself I paint very strong narratives that many here may not like, and that is what is necessary Tawfeek, for if strong words and messages don’t work, then there is only WAR.

    Look at history, look how many treaties and agreements there have been, how many of them lasted the test of time? I will tell you….NONE! You know what lasts, when two countries respect each other enough to know that if they didn’t there would be hell to pay if they didn’t.

    I am so very sorry for what is happening in Syria. Irrespective of the government you have, the Americans have no right to be in Syria, where they are now STEALING all your natural resources! This will not stop until there is nothing left to steal or Syria becomes like Western Europe, a weak slave to the Americans.

    Don’t forget Tawfeek, the Americans invaded your country directly and indirectly by using the Kurds and ISIS. How can you ever trust such evil at any conference for peace. The Americans are never interested in peace, they just want more places to put their bases, more markets to ravage, more economies to make them subservient to them. That’s how they negotiate at peace conferences. Is that what you want?

    Look at the Treaty of Versailles talks at the end of World War 1, the Americans and British had their canons ready to blast the Germans if they didn’t yield at the talks. And remember NOBODY REALLY WON WORLD WAR 1, YET LOOK AT EVERY ANGLO BOOK IN THE WORLD IT WILL ONLY SHOW THEY WON! BULLSHIT!

    No, there is only one solution:

    YANKIE GO HOME!

    OR ELSE!

  14. ‘ On The Brink Of War ‘ ?

    The war is already in progress, and the conclusion is already clear.

    Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called,
    and chosen, and faithful.

    Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make
    war.

    The faithful witness

    Source: “Believers Information Network”