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The JCPOA Deal: What should Iran, Russia and America do?

Here are the possible consequences and strategies following Trump’s latest dangerous chess move.

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On Friday the 13th of October, a day notoriously celebrated for its tragic news and bad luck, President Donald Trump gave the world both.  In a scathing speech from the White House accusing Iran of a litany  of offenses, conspiracies, and terrorist attacks, Donald Trump read from a teleprompter words which mirrored ones spat at the world by President George W. Bush about Iraq a decade earlier.   After a fifteen-year global war costing trillions of dollars, irreversibly wounding civilization, and destroying millions of people’s lives, these words uttered by Bush were irrefutably proven to be not only absolute lies, but responsible for what quite possibly could be proven to be the greatest crime against humanity in history—plain and simple.  For this reason, the world cannot afford another; and an American President must never again be allowed to lecture and manipulate the nations into war using another speech of lies, fabricated evidence, misunderstood agendas, and misguided expectations—which was exactly what President Trump, or perhaps the Zionist neocons controlling him, tried to do on Friday the 13th.

Although re-shaped to fit an Iranian mold and Trump’s vocabulary, once again the same old words, dripping with the stench of death, poisoned the airwaves with sequential images of Colin Powell’s non-existent chemical weapons claims, ludicrously impossible religious alliances between Iran’s Shia believers and their sworn Sunni-Salafi Wahhabi ISIS/Al Qaeda enemies, and the nightmare of an inevitable societal collapse if America didn’t act.  The question on everyone’s mind after the speech was, what action would be taken?

Despite the passionate protestations of Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China—the other signatories to the JCPOA—President Trump ultimately chose to not renew the U.S. commitment to the JCPOA, and consequently triggered an avalanche of global diplomatic, military, economic, and informational maneuvers which very easily could worsen, and inevitably  trigger a global conflict through a scenario that repeats the world war one domino effect.  For that reason, and many others, let Saturday October 14th, begin the day of deconstructing this agenda, correcting the lies with truth, and mark a new commitment to peace.

PROBLEM, ANALYSIS, SOLUTION

Overall, the key to improving U.S.-Iranian relations and maintaining the U.S. commitment to the JCPOA is through using Russia as the key intermediary; and persuading the public through using “Soft power” and “psychological operations” and “information operations” on all levels—Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic, and Religious.   Political careers are directed by public votes, and emotional messages inspire the public’s values and direct their choices—specifically their choice of what box to check in the voting booth, and thereby which politician lives or dies.  Therefore, not withstanding a surprise Presidential Impeachment, everything involved with the success of JCPOA starts and ends with understanding and influencing President Trump.  The Zionist Neocons know this, and have been isolating Trump and sterilizing his intelligence briefings for just this reason.

What is Trump’s mind?  President Donald Trump seems committed, almost obsessed, with trying to “achieve some image or sense of himself as President who has rescued America from Obama’s treason and improved upon the JCPOA”. Now, this is understandable given Obama’s insanity and criminal activity in the White House, but Trump needs to know Iran is not the enemy he thinks they are–or rather the Zionist neocons have been trying to brainwash him into believing–and he needs to fire those advisors and gain a whole new perspective.

Sadly, this notion of “re-designing the JCPOA” has become a source of personal “pride” or “ego” and “vanity” for Trump, which is both dangerous and an opportunity. For a man whose fundamental human identity is dependent on this pride, ego, and vanity, these elements of character become the very thing that most influence him; and words that stimulate the emotions of pride, ego, and vanity are heard by him more than words of “economic, military, or political sense  or success”. Although they can be interpreted as mutually inclusive, they are also intimate and emotional and personal words with a personally titillating effect on a man who secretly enjoys titillation.

Therefore, the intelligence policy for Iran to take is to “appease”—or rather give the impression of appeasement—in order to assuage and nullify the hyperbolic rhetoric and aggressive Congressional sanctions actions.  In the game of political chess, sometimes pawns must be sacrificed to achieve the deception, gain the advantage, and win the game—which in this case is simply the avoidance of war.

Iran’s long-term goal is full restoration of its global participation, but in order to achieve this, its short term goal should be to enable President Donald Trump not to cancel, nullify, or pull out of the nuclear deal (JCPOA).  To do this, Iran—with the help of Russia—must give the American President an opportunity to keep the deal moving forward, improve upon it, and use it for opening the door for improving Iranian-US relations.

The way for Iran to do this is the following: 1) agreeing to meet with President Trump in Russia with Russian President Putin, in a formal summit environment of neutrality, similar to when President Reagan met Russian Premier Gorbechev in Iceland in the 1980’s.  This will enable President Putin of Russia to draw from history (and thereby develop the diplomatic reference language and symbolism to appease American-Iranian-European populations) to help negotiate “improvements” that all sides will agree with; and 2) communicate that all sides are walking away with improved trust, confidence, political stability, economic prosperity, and military security. The key is to use this “new deal” which President Trump has been cornered into trying to achieve, to open new doors to discussion, respect, negotiation, while at the same time recognizing it may need to be phrased in deceptive language in order to pass through the Zionist-neocon filters in Washington.

President Putin would most likely welcome the opportunity to expand his influence as a stabilizer and peacemaker in the region, which would also help his election in 2018.  It would also cultivate a better relationship between the U.S. and Russia, and Russia and Europe.  The nation essentially that would benefit greatly from brokering a peaceful enhancement of the JCPOA between the U.S. and Iran, would be Russia, and it would be a way for the “big boys” to re-establish that fact that Russia and the United States are the two most significant powers in global politics, and nothing happens without both of them allowing it.

If Trump fails to do this, he runs the risk of irreparably isolating himself—as well as America; and forcing Russia to throw down the gauntlet by establishing that Russia and China and Iran are committed to defending each other from any kind of attack—conventional, nuclear, informational, political, or economic.  This foreign policy isolation of the United States would increase European hostility towards America also, which is already upset by the massive refugee-migrant tsunamis which are triggered by U.S. military adventures and are eroding Europe’s geographic, social, and political integrity.  Europe unwaveringly disagrees with The White House request to meddle, interfere with, or try to restructure the JCPOA.  So, it’s a gamble, but Trump will once again go bankrupt if he things he can follow the Zionist-neocon playbook, win the Republican nomination for a second term as President, and enhance America’s standing in the world.  Instead, he will achieve the opposite, and quite possibly destroy the United States in a civil war that is already simmering over broken confederate Civil War statues, George Soros financed “color revolutions”, and false-flag shooting attacks.  Ezra Pound wrote something in Canto 42, similar to the political tightrope Trump is walking America along:

“There died a myriad,
And of the best, among them,
For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
For a botched civilization,

Charm, smiling at the good mouth,
Quick eyes gone under earth’s lid,

For two gross of broken statues,
For a few thousand battered books.”

Let’s hope the American Constitution is not one of those burnt, tattered papers.

CONCLUSION:

Dick Morris made an astute observation that America’s banking system has been weaponized into a sanctions mechanism against America’s “enemies/ rebellious colonies”. This means that if any other nation does business with Iran, North Korea, Russia, Venezuela or nation the U.S. arbitrarily chooses to put on the “sanctions blacklist”, then they too are denied access to the American banking system–which means economic death.

Essentially America is using its banking system as an extortion racket and threatening not to pick up its “bat and ball” and leave the game if it doesn’t get its way, but to take also the bases, the bleachers, and the stadium itself. So unless countries are prepared to either 1) submit to the U.S. imperialism; or 2) design intelligent “soft power”, “influence operations”, and “information operations” to distract and redirect the U.S. decision; or 3) change not only teams but create an entirely new league and set of rules, such as the BRICS group and others, then nothing will change and most likely get worse.

Hopefully Trump will use his JCPOA objections and ridiculously presumptuous rhetoric as more of a bluff and justification for personal summit with President Putin and President Rouhani to start a new dialogue, throw off the Zionist neocon agenda, and achieve a victory where all three nations can claim victory; and the world can rest easier that peace and stability has been achieved.  Time will tell.

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Maria Butina, her crime: A love of the NRA and being Russian (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 61.

Alex Christoforou

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has communicated to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Russian national Maria Butina must be set free and allowed to return to Russia, after she was arrested by US officials on dubious spy charges.

Lavrov said that the US should immediately release the Russian gun activist, who is being held in the US on espionage charges, after a phone conversation with his US counterpart.

Lavrov called the charges levied against Butina “fabricated.”

In his conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday, “Lavrov stressed that the actions of the US authorities that arrested Russian citizen Butina on fabricated charges are unacceptable.”

In an official statement the Russian Foreign Ministry called for her “immediate release.”

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine the oddly timed, out of the blue arrest of Maria Butina, who is being held by US authorities for what they claim to be a violation of the FARA act.

In reality Maria Butina’s crime is much more troubling than simply failing to register as a foreign agent.

Maria made the double mistake of being in the United States of America as a Russian citizens who loves guns, at a time when racism and bigotry against Russians and NRA supporters is surpassing McCarthyite levels.

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Via RT

The Foreign minister raised the issue during phone conversations that were made at the request of the US and aimed at “further normalization of the US-Russian relations” following the summit between the US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed the process of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, as well as the situation in Syria.

The 29-year-old Russian student and a gun activist was arrested in the US about a week ago and charged with acting as a foreign agent without registering her activities with the authorities. Butina has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On July 16, a DC Federal Court rejected Butina’s bail plea and ordered her to be placed in custody pending trial over fears that she could flee or contact Russian intelligence officials. Her lawyer says the trial is being politicized and Russian embassy staff were only allowed to visit her in jail on Thursday.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called Butina’s arrest politically motivated, adding that it could have been aimed at disrupting the Helsinki summit between Putin and Trump. On Thursday, the ministry also launched a campaign hashtagged #FreeMariaButina on Twitter to raise awareness of her case.

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Ugly breakup at FBI: Lisa Page throws ex-lover, Peter Strzok, under the bus (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 60.

Alex Christoforou

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While Peter Strzok’s testimony put a face on the deceptive and secretive Deep State, GOP lawmakers who were present at Lisa Page’s closed-door deposition said they learned a lot of new information from the ex-FBI lawyer, and ex-lover of Peter Strzok.

Lisa Page confirmed to GOP lawmakers that the text messages sent between her and her lover Strzok “meant exactly what they said,” contrary to Strzok’s testimony.

According to The Gateway Pundit, one damning text message in particular sent from Strzok on May 19th, 2017, just two days after Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel, intrigued investigators and the public alike.

“There’s no big there there,” Strzok texted.

According to investigative reporter, John Solomon, Lisa Page confirmed that text from Peter Strzok did indeed refer to the Trump-Russia case.

Strzok knew it was a nothing-burger yet he forged ahead.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou, RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle, and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Peter Strzok’s testimony has undoubtedly contradicted Lisa Page’s cooperative deposition, as the ex-FBI lawyer is preparing to save herself, while throwing her ex-lover under the bus.

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Via The Epoch Times

Representatives John Ratcliffe and Louie Gohmert of Texas recently shared their observations of the closed-door testimony of former high-ranking FBI lawyer Lisa Page, which concluded on July 16.

One of the major questions regarding the testimony was whether it would match the one given by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok.

But while Ratcliffe said he found a mismatch, Gohmert wouldn’t go so far.

Page and Strzok played major roles in the investigations on both 2016 presidential candidates: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. During the same period, Page and Strzok had an affair and exchanged thousands of text messages expressing a strong bias against Trump and in favor of Clinton.

“When I questioned Lisa Page on Friday about the anti-Trump text messages that were sent between herself and Peter Strzok, there were significant differences in her testimony and Strzok’s as it relates to what she thought some of these text messages meant,” Ratcliffe said in a July 16 tweet, shortly before the second round of questioning.

“Page gave us new information that Strzok either wouldn’t or couldn’t, confirming some of the concerns we had about these investigations and the people involved in running them,” he wrote.

On July 17, Ratcliffe expanded on his further statements about Page’s testimony. Radcliffe told Fox News…

“There are differences in their testimony.”

“In many cases, she admits that the text messages mean exactly what they say, as opposed to agent Strzok, who thinks that we’ve all misinterpreted his own words on any text message that might be negative.”

Via The Epoch Times

In one of the texts, Strzok vowed to “stop” Trump from becoming president. In another, the two discussed having an “insurance policy” in the “unlikely” event that Trump would win the election.

Strzok, who gave a closed-door testimony on June 27 and a public one on July 12, said the first message meant he and the American people would stop Trump. The second, he said previously, meant he wanted to pursue the Russia investigation aggressively, in case Trump won.

GOP lawmakers were furious with Strzok’s attitude and unwillingness to answer questions. In a scathing monologue, Gohmert even linked Strzok’s credibility to the fact that he was unfaithful to his wife.

President Donald Trump repeatedly called Strzok’s testimony a “disgrace.”

The lawmakers said Page was comparatively more cooperative.

“There were times the FBI lawyers would be reaching to the button to mute her comment, and she would answer before they could mute her comment,” Gohmert told Fox News.

He said Page didn’t contradict Strzok “so much,” but “has given us insights into who was involved in what.”

“I think she’ll be a good witness,” he said.

Page ditched her first testimony appointment on July 11, prompting GOP lawmakers to threaten her with contempt of Congress. She then agreed to appear on July 13, which gave her the opportunity to review Strzok’s public testimony before giving hers.

The lawmakers are probing the FBI’s and Justice Department’s decisions before the election, suspecting they were influenced by political considerations.

Texts between Strzok and Page suggest that the FBI initiated an offensive counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign as early as December 2015.

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Russia makes MASSIVE progress on its ‘super-weapons’

Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle moves into serial production, nuclear-engine powered cruise missile tests continue, and more as Russia continues to outdo all Western military tech

Seraphim Hanisch

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On July 19th and 20th, The Russian Defense Ministry announced several milestones of progress in its advanced weapons systems programs. These programs were revealed to the world in March of this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the State of the Russian Federation speech.

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While at first the Western onlookers did not believe the amazing announcements of hypersonic weapons and nuclear-powered cruise missiles with unlimited range, subsequent releases and concurrent observation by the American military experts has shown these developments to be as real as Mr. Putin claimed they are.

TASS, the Russian News Agency, released information on these weapons systems in separate reports:

Kinzhal

The Kinzhal hypersonic missile:

Squadrons of MiG-31 fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles should enter combat duty in the Black Sea region and at other Russian fleets and flotillas, said Russian military expert Viktor Murakhovsky, the editor-in-chief of the Arsenal Otechestva magazine.

Besides, a squadron (between 12 and 16 aircraft) of MiG-31 fighter jets armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles entered combat duty in the Caspian Sea region in April.

“I think at least one squadron of those complexes should be deployed at any fleet, in other words – at all regions where we have fleets and flotillas. We need to deploy them in the regions of the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Northern Fleet. The Pacific region also should not be forgotten,” Murakhovsky said.

He said that such systems can become a “good instrument” against not only vessels equipped with high-precision weapons, but also for countering carrier attack groups.

“We know how expensive a carrier attack group can be. By employing this asymmetric method, which is unbelievably cheap in comparison with building a carrier attack group, we can neutralize this threat almost completely,” the expert said.

Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile trials:

The Burevestnik is an entirely new cruise missile, powered by a nuclear engine. This gives the missile unlimited range. In theory, such a missile could be launched at a target and spend days or weeks in hidden flight using advanced guidance systems, and then close on its target at the optimal time to assure destruction of that target with maximum surprise. The TASS piece goes on to say:

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia was preparing to test upgraded test prototypes of the nuclear-powered Burevestnik cruise missile with an unlimited range.

According to the expert, it is highly likely that the prototype of the missile “has already made a flight.”

“Clearly, it was something like the pop-up trials of Sarmat – a launch without the nuclear-powered engine, in other words, with an ordinary missile booster, conducted in order to assess the possibility of a launch, aerodynamics and the operability of the entire system in general,” [Murakhovsky] said.

Further reporting from TASS had this to add about the Burevestnik program:

Russia is getting ready for flight tests of the Burevestnik nuclear powered cruise missile, an official at the Defense Ministry told reporters on Thursday.

“The missile’s component makeup is being improved based on clarified requirements, while ground tests continue and preparations are being made for experimental flight tests of the improved missile,” the official said.

According to the Defense Ministry, “work on an unlimited-range missile is going according to plan.”

“In the meantime, launching systems are also being designed, while technological processes to manufacture, assemble and test the missile are being improved. This range of work will make it possible to start designing a totally new sort of weapon – a strategic nuclear complex armed with a nuclear powered missile,” the ministry official noted.

[The head] of the 12th Central Research Institute at Russia’s Defense Ministry Sergey Pertsev, in turn, said that the tests of the new cruise missile equipped with a small nuclear power unit had confirmed the accuracy of the technical decisions that Russian researchers, engineers and designers had made. In addition, the tests enabled the researchers “to receive valuable experimental data necessary for specifying a number of requirements.”

“A low-flying and low-observable cruise missile carrying a nuclear warhead, with an almost unlimited range, an unpredictable trajectory and capability to bypass interception lines is invincible to all the existing and advanced air and missile defense systems,” the Russian Defense Ministry stressed.

A further use of the nuclear engine technology is also expected in the Poseidon underwater drone, Mr. Murakhovsky stated that separate systems for the craft have been successfully tested. He further noted that the next task is to design the entire layout, build a test model and begin testing the whole platform.

The Avangard Hypersonic Missile

While the Kinzhal is a Mach-10 capable hypersonic system that can be launched from a fighter, the Avangard is a Mach-20 capable system that has intercontinental reach. There is almost no footage of this system released to the public, but the concept videos show how the system works. TASS reports this status:

Russia’s Strategic Missile Force is preparing a position area for accepting the Avangard hypersonic missile system for service as part of the efforts to strengthen the country’s military security, the Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.

“The Russian defense industry has completed developing the Avangard missile system with the principally new armament – the gliding cruise warhead. Industrial enterprises have switched to its serial production,” the Defense Ministry said.

“A set of organizational and technical measures is underway in the position area of the Dombarovsky large unit of the Strategic Missile Force to accept the Avangard missile system for operation,” it added.

The development of new strategic weapon systems “is aimed at increasing Russia’s defense capability and preventing any aggression against our country and its allies,” the Defense Ministry stressed.

The infrastructural facilities of the large unit’s position area have already been prepared for the missile system’s operation, the ministry said.

“The position area has been prepared in geodesic and engineering terms to accommodate the missile system. Work is underway to build new and reconstruct old facilities to provide for the operation and the combat use of the system. Technical and utility supply lines are being modernized and electric power, communications and command and control cables are being laid. Work has been arranged to train personnel and prepare armament, military and special hardware,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Deputy Commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force for Armament Sergei Poroskun has said that the Avangard hypersonic missile system features combat capabilities that “make it possible to reliably breach any anti-missile defenses.”

The Okhotnik attack drone

The Okhotnik (“Hunter”) attack drone is now being viewed as a prototype for Russia’s “sixth-generation” fighter plane. TASS describes this in more detail:

According to [a defense industry] official, although the sixth generation fighter jet project “has not yet taken full shape, its main features are already known.”

“First of all, it should be unmanned and capable of performing any combat task in an autonomous regime. In this sense, Okhotnik will become the prototype of the sixth generation fighter jet,’ the source said, adding that the drone will be able to “take off, fulfill its objectives and return to the airfield.”

“However, it will not receive the function of decision-making regarding the use of weapons – this will be decided by a human,” he said.

TASS was unable to officially confirm the information at the time of the publication.

Another defense industry source earlier told TASS that the prototype of Okhotnik (Hunter) was ready and would start test flights this year.

The Russian Defense Ministry and the Sukhoi Company signed a contract for developing the 20-ton Okhotnik (Hunter) heavy unmanned strike aircraft in 2011. The drone’s mock-up model was made in 2014. According to unconfirmed reports, composite materials and anti-radar coating were used to create the Okhotnik. The drone is equipped with a reaction-jet propulsion and is supposed to develop a speed of 1000 kilometers per hour.

Peresvet laser weapons systems

TASS reported that the Russian military forces are now training for the use of the Peresvet combat laser system:

Russian Aerospace Force has accepted for service the laser complexes Peresvet and the military are now taking drills that involve the novel combat technologies, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

“The Peresvet laser complexes have been placed at sites of permanent deployment,” the report said. “Active efforts to make them fully operational are underway.”

“To ensure their proper functioning, the necessary infrastructures and specialized facilities for housing the complexes and duty crews have been built,” the ministry said.

The crews assigned to the Peresvets have taken upgrader courses at the Alexander Mozhaisky Military-Space Academy in St Petersburg.

The Russian military strategy of “asymmetric response.”

The overall defense strategy is termed an “asymmetric response”, and Mr. Murakhovsky explained the principle in this way:

“This is an asymmetric response, in which new classes of weapons are created, instead of new types within the framework of the existing systems. Other states are not expected to have anything of this kind [in the near future],” he said.

The expert described this response as “quite an efficient one, all the more so because it requires no additional investment – all the works are being carried out within the framework of the state procurement program.”

He added that unlike the Soviet Union, Russia avoids being dragged into a direct arms race and searches for cutting-edge solutions instead of simply increasing the number of weapons.

“The development of counter-weapons to those arms [may be possible] in distant future, but it does not mean that they can be created at all,” Murakhovsky added.

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