Idiots Driving World to War

By Finian Cunningham – Sputnik July 14, 2019

Jeremy Hunt meets the leader of the White Helmets, Raed al-Saleh. Click to enlarge

Like a person going up in an escalator while asserting they are going down, the British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has a bizarre way of trying to assure Iran that war is not on the cards.

Hunt, who is vying to become Britain’s new prime minister, stated on camera that “he wants to de-escalate” the danger of a military confrontation with Iran over mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf.

That was only days after he vowed to dramatically increase Britain’s military spending and in particular, boost the country’s naval firepower  – citing Iran as the main threat to British commercial shipping interests.

It also follows news that London has ordered a second warship to patrol the Persian Gulf. Earlier this week a British Royal Navy frigate reportedly challenged Iranian military vessels (three small boats) after they allegedly tried to impede a British oil tanker entering the narrow Strait of Hormuz. Iran vehemently denied any such interference by its boats and claimed that Britain and the US were engaging in a provocation.

Given that the Pentagon has announced plans to send an international coalition of warships to the Gulf “over the next two weeks”, under the guise of protecting commercial shipping from alleged Iranian threats, it must certainly look to Iran like the “war escalator” is speeding upwards.

Hunt has previously asserted that British forces would join in any American military attack on Iran. The resonance of past Anglo-American skullduggery against Iran is no doubt palpable to most Iranians.

There seems little doubt that Hunt is playing the “hard military man” card in his grubby contest with Boris Johnson to become the next prime minister. Conservative Party members are due to vote later this month on who is to replace the hapless Theresa May.

Bumbling Boris is the favourite to win the party race. But Hunt is making a last-gasp bid to rally the rank-and-file with seeming credentials of being a “tough leader”.

This week he wrote in a newspaper oped: “As the son of a naval officer, I know a little of the sacrifices of these individuals and of their families back home.”

He then promised that, if elected prime minister, he would ramp up military spending by 25 per cent, or by £15 billion, over the next five years. He claimed the tensions in the Gulf with Iran are “proof” that Britain needs to overhaul its maritime forces.

That exorbitant indulgence of military spending will likely wreak havoc on public services and prolong years of economic austerity on ordinary Britons. But such is the ambition of Hunt to get into 10 Downing Street, it’s a devastating price he seems willing to make British citizens pay.

However, more damning is Hunt’s reckless gamble from inflaming tensions with Iran. Sending more naval forces to the Gulf at a time of knife-edge fears about a war breaking out is ludicrous, if not criminally irresponsible.

Over the past two months, there have already been numerous incidents of alleged sabotage on shipping in the strategically important Gulf which the US has blamed on Iran. An American spy drone was shot down on June 20 by the Iranians after it allegedly violated Iran’s airspace. That incident nearly resulted in, reportedly, Trump ordering airstrikes.

The seizure last week by British commandoes of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar has added to fraught nerves in the region. More so because Tehran contends that seizure to be an illegal “act of piracy” orchestrated by Washington and London. The refusal by Britain to release the cargo of two million barrels of oil – based on dubious claims of enforcing EU sanctions against Syria – would also seem to be a calculated insult to provoke Iran.

From Iran’s point of view, the British are permitted to hijack oil ships, but whenever its patrol boats even as much as approach a British tanker near its territorial waters, then London and Washington are crying “foul”. The flagrant hypocrisy is in itself another provocative goading.

Let’s be clear: the Buffoonish Boris Johnson would be equally as deplorable as the Silly Hunt. Both of them are unscrupulous sycophants to America’s President Trump and his crazed warmongering towards Iran.

Russia has warned that the escalating tensions in the Gulf could spark a catastrophic war. Potentially a war in the tinderbox region could lead to World War III.

Lamentably, Britain’s shambolic politics and its venal politicians are playing with fire in their pathetic plans for personal self-aggrandizement of power.

Hunt’s double-think posturing of “escalating to de-escalate” is a sure sign that this Tory toff should not be heading to Downing Street, but rather to a padded cell. Johnson could also qualify for a cell next door.

The backdrop to resolving the current madness for endangering global peace seems blindingly obvious. Washington needs to abide by the 2015 international nuclear treaty with Iran, lift the sanctions crushing the Iranian economy, and remove all warships from the Persian Gulf.

As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this week, there would be no need for the US or Britain to “protect shipping” in the Gulf if these two states simply respected international law and norms of diplomacy.

It is insane and gut-wrenchingly tragic that world peace is being jeopardized by idiots like Hunt, Johnson and their puppet master in Washington. The only long-term solution is for the whole rotten political class in Britain, and the US, to be thrown out by popular revolt.

Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in newspaper journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent.

 

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6 responses to “Idiots Driving World to War”

  1. Americans seem to like going and dying for israel while jews continue to rob and steal from the USA, and so many of its people live on the streets, jews in israel lead very wealthy lives with walled detached houses swimming pools and of course they dont work, just sit back suck what then can from the USA, while stupid americans go die for the jews

  2. Keep firmly in mind that Hunt like Johnson is a crypto jew…..that fact is beyond doubt.So Johnson will act the same as Hunt.(an interesting question to ask is…..is his Chinese wife also a crypto jew…an ethnic Chinese might be able to answer that.Ditto Murdochs and the Facebook Jews wife…..it seems too coincidental that these “Elders of Zion” Jews are all marrying Chinese wives.

  3. Make no mistake; EVERYTHING is going perfectly to plan – The current new world order that they are currently attempting to build IS MEANT TO FAIL!

    Always remember, this ancient conspiracy for the souls of men has supernatural intelligence and power driving it – without the Holy Spirit Of The Most High, the best understanding a non Christian can ever hope for, is at best, a superficial one.

    Satan – whom the Bible describes as being full of wisdom and beauty – has been planning this for thousands of years and has planted all sorts of ‘evidence’ over those years, to be unearthed at just the right moment, and under the cleverest of disguises to totally deceive the unregenerate. The Bible states clearly that even the Elect of God in those days would be deceived. A WORLD TOTALLY HOODWINKED!!

    Satan WILL set up his worldly Kingdom – no power on earth can prevent it from happening.

    And when that day comes, be absolutely sure whose side you are on, because the last thing you want, is to one day find yourself standing and trembling before an angry God pleading ignorance – coz that just ainta gonna cut it.

  4. there has never been a leader of the UK who can think for themselves, who can also do their own Research instead of being Just a part of the American Circus Pony Show or just a plain Donkey as this Jeremy Hunt Seems to be, and I also don’t think the UK needs to be Told of the Dangers of a Boris the Dunderhead Johnson Government, because their is not a country in Europe Or the Rest of the World who has any respect for this empty headed Clown, and like Many of the Oxford Graduates that Become MPs they have not been too Bright Because of their doctored College Education, as most of the Education taught in British schools is also flawed and full of Errors Bigoted and also very Pompous.

  5. “It is insane and gut-wrenchingly tragic that world peace is being jeopardized by idiots like Hunt, Johnson and their puppet master in Washington. The only long-term solution is for the whole rotten political class in Britain, and the US, to be thrown out by popular revolt.” – Finian Cunningham

    YES SIR!!!

    “From Iran’s point of view, the British are permitted to hijack oil ships, but whenever its patrol boats even as much as approach a British tanker near its territorial waters, then London and Washington are crying “foul”. ” – Finian Cunningham

    Soon, they will be crying “fowl”!
    ——————————–

    Iran Declares Open Season On Sitting Ducks!

    (DISASSOCIATED PRESS) – The Citi of London ducksters headed by the notorious Rothschild Crime Syndicate is increasing its terrorist provocations as well as its media prevarications regarding Iran.

    The UK branch of the Rothschild terrorist organization has “quacked” that it is sending the HMS Daffy Duck to join a flock of sitting ducks in the Persian Gulf.

    Iranian Admiral Ayatolya Stayda Hellout declared on FARSS TV: “The Duck Stops Here!” and… “No more ducking around!” He was later rumored to say: “To hell with those mother duckers!”

    According to confidential horses, who asked to remain anonymous, the Iranian Duck Hunter Association has declared open season on all foreign ducks swimming in Iranian waters or flying in Iranian airspace.

    Once a few ducks are plucked, it’s as easy as duck soup to predict that the lying media will go into overdrive and attempt to convince the masses of bullshit worshiping tele-tubbies that the only proper response to this evil Iranian attack on innocent ducklings is to bomb the crap out of this Nasty Duck Dynasty.

    Meanwhile, back in the zew infested swamps and sewers of Brainwashington and Pentagoonia, Chief Donald Sitting Duck, accompanied by a drunken cacophony of quacks, turkeys, vultures and chicken hawks were heard singing like canaries in a coal mine:

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t try to bite
    One that won’t chew a hole in my socks
    One that won’t quack all night

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t steal my beer
    One that’s never gonna try to migrate or escape
    Or I’ll tie him up with duck tape

    I want a new duck
    One that won’t drive me crazy waddling all around
    One who’ll teach me how to swim and help me not to drown
    And show me how to get down
    How to get down baby

    Dare To Be Stupid!
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – I Want a New Duck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go-PPwG8qZs

    Go DuckDuck Go!

  6. @Ray N
    ‘ The Bible states clearly that even the Elect of God in those days would be deceived.’

    Not true, the key words are ” if it were possible “.
    It is not possible for the elect to be deceived.

    ‘ Satan WILL set up his worldly Kingdom – no power on earth can prevent it from happening.’

    Not true, Satan’s kingdom was established when Adam and Eve were disobedient and they were expelled out of the Kingdom, into the devil’s kingdom. Satan’s kingdom is now coming to an end, it is judgment time, the Kingdom of our Father in heaven is now established on earth.

    ‘ And when that day comes, be absolutely sure whose side you are on.. ‘

    That day is now, those who reject the Son of man, bring condemnation upon themselves.

    The faithful witness of Revelation 1:5
    The Son of man