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Iran and why it would be insane for America to go to war there

Iran and why it would be insane for America to go to war there

  • If there can be a lethal game of Russian roulette in international politics, this is it.

Submitted by Richard Galustian…

Is Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard the only sane voice in both Houses of the US Congress?

She says “War with Iran would make the Iraq War look like a cakewalk.”

Russian roulette is a game of chance where players spin the cylinder of a revolver with a single bullet in turns, put the muzzle against their head and pull the trigger. The player has 16.67% chances of firing a bullet into his head if there is one bullet in the 6-chamber revolver. Each player starts by spinning the cylinder, thus each player has an equal chance of being killed by the bullet.

If there can be a lethal game of Russian roulette in international politics, this is it; what just began on May 8, the first anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal of July 2015.

Iran exercised “strategic patience” for one full year, as President Hassan Rouhani noted, upon the request from the five remaining signatories of the nuclear deal – Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. That period has run out.

Not only have the five powers failed to persuade the Trump administration to retract from its decision, but Washington has gone on a warpath of sanctions and deployment of a formidable strike group to the Persian Gulf.

On the other hand, the five big powers couldn’t ensure that Iran got the full benefits out of the nuclear deal as envisaged under the nuclear deal, despite its full compliance with the terms of the deal, which has been acknowledged repeatedly by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Only Russia and China observed the commitments given to Iran as signatories, while the three European powers merely paid lip service.

Against this backdrop, Rouhani announced on Wednesday that if the remaining signatories fail to provide Iran with the merits stated under the deal in the next 60 days, Tehran will stop complying with its nuclear undertakings in consequent phases. For a start, Iran will cease to observe the capping on the volume of enriched uranium and heavy water reserves that it is permitted to hold.

After 60 days, if Iran’s grievances are not still addressed, it will no longer observe the restrictions on the 3.6 percent level of uranium enrichment and will resume work on its heavy water reactor at Arak. Iran has underlined that it is not withdrawing from the nuclear deal but is only taking reciprocal measures as provided under articles 26 and 32 of the agreement regarding the eventuality of one or more of the six powers failing to observe the treaty. Rouhani has specified Iran’s concerns particularly in the oil industry and the banking sector, which Washington has targeted with sanctions.

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Rouhani said that after 120 days from now, even if Iran starts enriching uranium beyond the 3.6 level and resumes work in Arak, it will give yet another 60 days for negotiations before taking additional unspecified action (which could be by the yearend). Meanwhile, Iran will react strongly against any move by the western powers to approach the UN Security Council for reimposition of the old UN sanctions.

It’s an insane game that US President Trump started on May 8 last year. With Iran’s response by way of reciprocal measures, round two is complete.

The two immediate measures Iran has announced — non-observance of the capping on the volume of enriched uranium (300 kg limit) and heavy water reserves that it is permitted to hold — is not a unilateral step. It is a fait accompli that the Trump administration created last week by sanctioning other countries against holding Iran’s excess volume of enriched uranium or trading in heavy water reserves.

Trump MUST stop listening to the lies from Israel with their claims that Iran is a strategic and imminent threat to America and Trump MUST sack all NEOCONS in his Administration before June 2019, it’s that simple.

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Cudwieser
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Cudwieser

How about Russia Struggled, Europe Struggled and America would struggle…and ultimately fail.

montoya
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montoya

Trump lied during the campaign about being opposed to foreign intervention, just to get votes. And Trump is fully owned by Israel and by hedge fund managers, that’s why he appointed the Troika of Evil to office: Bolton, Abrams and Pompeo. So there is no way Trump will ever do the right thing. Or any US president for that matter. Regardless of political party…. all US politicians are owned by Israel.

No Win, Win - Just another Lose, Lose
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No Win, Win - Just another Lose, Lose

So they’ll make sure Biden runs against him, and the American political nightmare marches on:

Dems’ frying pan into the Repub’s fire and back again into the Dems’ frying pan.

Anyway, the public should have seen through Trump before elections, as soon as vids came out showiing him playing with Hasbro toy soldiers before nap time. Even if they did, it was that or the Hildebeast playing with her flying stealth monkeys. Don’t forget, she had her very own Bolton waiting in the wings, Madhatter Albright. In hindsight, just could’a flipped a coin.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

The Eurasian Triple Entente: Touch Iran in a War, You Will Hear Russia and China http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/01/22/eurasian-triple-entente-touch-iran-war-hear-russia-china.html

In Pursuit of Liberty and Justice for All
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In Pursuit of Liberty and Justice for All

Insane to go there? Isn’t that the cue that perks Bolton’s ears up?

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

REALITY…. EU WANTS OUT OF DEAL TOO
“Calls Upon” Trickery – How Europe Cheats On Iran’s Nuclear Agreement” http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/01/calls-upon-trickery.html

RussG
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RussG

The key is for Britain, France, and Germany to come out HARD against the US lunacy. Nobody in the US administration seems to care what others in the world think, except for maybe these three. Perhaps if the EU, Russia, and China threaten sanctions against the US (with or without UN approval – doesn’t seem to matter anyway) if it takes any military action against Iran. If the US does, hopefully Iran has developed a few surprises for the evildoers, like Russia has. Perhaps a limited but thorough spanking would finally put the US in its place.

Rock&Roll, Rant&Rave
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Rock&Roll, Rant&Rave

Britain? Surely you jest. Britain is half the source for US lunacy. It’s called rebranding, sort of like the labels on crappy furniture “Proudly Assembled in the USA” (of foreign components, by illegal immigrants)

PS: STOP MESSING WITH OUR ELECTIONS, LIMEYS!

Richard Steven Hack
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Richard Steven Hack

That last paragraph? Good luck with that. Trump isn’t going to do any of that. He’s going to start a war with Iran – or more precisely, he is going to be led by the nose to do so by his advisers. It will start with a joint US-Israel attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon – a necessary precondition from Israel’s viewpoint. Count on another “summer war” either this summer or next summer. It needs to be done before the 2020 elections – unless Trump can’t be convinced he will get a “poll bump” by “saving Israel from a terrorist group.”… Read more »

remo
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remo

It feels quicker now,
This push down the ramp, past the yards. Into the next pen.
Israel, it’s 911 conspirators bloated by power and success want to finished the job exposed in the PNAC/YINON agenda. 7 nation regime change.
This present BOLTON moment, will stretch credulity beyond breaking .Sanity was lost nearly twenty years ago on the streets of Manhattan.

rgl
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rgl

It isn’t just a Trumpian thing … the entire US body politic is rotten. The US is a militocracy. It knows destruction and naught else. How many bullet trains are there in America? None. How many bullets?

lizzie dw
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lizzie dw

Our #1 neocon, Mr. John Bolton, was born in 1948 and is going to be 71 years old in November. He is old enough to be completely out of touch with what younger people want and the mood of our country generally. During the Vietnam conflict Mr. Bolton joined the National Guard and never served on a battlefield. In short, he neither understands that we citizens do NOT WANT WAR WITH IRAN OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY and does not at all understand what can happen to young men in the field of war. It’s all a theory of US hegemony… Read more »

tracy
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tracy

As long as the corrupt private corporations called political parties unconstitutionally run our elections we will never have legitimate candidates. They are all just pupits for the multinational corporations.

tracy
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tracy

If our corrupt congress wants war let them fund it out of their own pockets and let’s ship them over to Iran to fight it. Perfect! Every yes vote for war from congress gets that “representative” a trip to the front line to fight.

Marc L
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Marc L

The only question is whether Israel and the Neoconswill fire Trump. They probably won’t because he’s under complete control of Netanyahu.

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