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Trump Now Starting to Starve Iranians Into Submission

Eric Zuesse

As the great anonymous investigative journalist who writes the “Moon Over Alabama” blog documented on October 9th, U.S. President Donald Trump signed, on October 8th, Executive Order 13902, which will apply crushing penalties to any entity which trades with Iran, and this will finally close off the entry of food and medicine into Iran, so as to complete the destruction of Iran that has already been done previously by Trump and the U.S. Congress (the sanctions resolutions), and by the global coronavirus epidemic. The writer points out also a possibility that a few countries, such as China, Russia, and perhaps even India, might be willing to suffer those crushing penalties, in order not to buckle to what they would view to be an international dictatorship — basically, in order to preserve their own national sovereignty (because they couldn’t preserve their independence while adhering to the dictates of a Government that is treating them as being an enemy). He also notes that this crushing blow to Iran could have been perpetrated particularly at the present time in order for Trump’s failing re-election campaign to be able to draw in enough financial donations “from the Zionist lobby” (basically, billionaires in the U.S. and Israel) so as to be able to increase his chances of re-election.

Trump would not have been able to win the Presidency in 2016 if he had not been backed by $82 million of political donations by the U.S-Israeli casino-operator Sheldon Adelson (plus many other Zionists, some of whom are Christians — in addition, of course, to other types of billionaires, who don’t happen to place Israel’s interests above all others).

Furthermore, the article that some speculate might have sparked Trump to think seriously about doing this, which was published as an opinion-piece in the Zionist Wall Street Journal on August 27th and titled “How the U.S. Can Finally Cut Off Tehran’s Financial Oxygen”, was written by Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which was founded by Adelson and other Zionist billionaires; and was co-written by Richard Goldberg, who is part of FDD’s “Team”; and the biography of Goldberg there states, about his time on the U.S. National Security Council, that, “On the NSC, Richard coordinated President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran.” So, perhaps Trump had been considering this action previously, and is doing it now, due only to the Presidential campaign.

In any case, this is yet another example of regime-change in action, from the U.S. Government, which had perpetrated a coup in Iran in 1953, in order to cut U.S.-and-allied oil companies in on Iran’s oil, just as that oil was being nationalized by Iran’s popular Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh, who was a nationalist and a progressive, who (as a secular) was opposed by Iran’s clerics. That clergy ended up taking over the country when the U.S.-imposed dictator Shah finally became overthrown in 1979, which restoration of Iranian control has precipitated, ever since 1979, the U.S. Government’s determination to grab Iran, once again — a determination that is supported especially by the Governments in UK, Netherlands, and Israel. The countries of “the Seven Sisters” oil companies are owned and controlled by U.S., UK and Dutch, billionaires. Those companies are controlled by Christian billionaires. So, in the current operation (the current U.S.-Government operation for regime-change in a foreign country), it’s really a partnership between Christian and Jewish billionaires, which is now squeezing Iran so as to maximize the desperateness of the Iranian people, in order to force them to overthrow their existing Government, and bring back in foreign control, over their Government (and over their oil).

However, for Donald Trump, right now, it is a desperate move for him to retain his Presidency over the United States, in order for him to continue to serve the interests of his chief financial backers. Joe Biden, by contrast, is backed by Democratic Party billionaires. Most of America’s oil billionaires are Republicans, not Democrats.

In America, the issues that are the most important to the public are not the issues that are the most important to the billionaires; and, so, the people who actually choose the two Parties’ Presidential and congressional nominees — which is being done in primaries — care little, if at all, about the problems that the American people face, since those billionaires make sure, in the primaries, that no candidate who aims to reign-in the powers of the billionaire-class will become a nominee of their Party. Whichever of the two nominees will win, will certainly fulfill his promises to his billionaire backers, and will likely not even push very hard to move forward toward realization his promises to the voters — which latter promises are typically waiting for decades (if ever) to be realized.

However bad this is for the American people, it is far worse for the populations in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela, Iran, Russia, and China. But it is very good for U.S.-and-allied billionaires.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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AriusArmenian
AriusArmenian
October 10, 2020

The people of Iran will not buckle. The rich and powerful button pushing elites in the US are fat, lazy, vicious and cruel. The people of Iran know why they suffer. They and the arc of the resistance will not submit to US/UK/EU/Israel attempts to rule the world.

In Trump We Trust
In Trump We Trust
Reply to  AriusArmenian
October 10, 2020

If only they had bought stock in the Clinton Washing Machine Company.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
October 10, 2020

Eric Zuesse, you are controlled opposition, part of the deep state. Prove that you’re not.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
October 10, 2020

You are certainly NOT on the side of truth. No leftist or progressive ever is. But you fashion statements, positions, make clever use of appearances. I would say the same about Matthew Ehret and the whole LaRouche gang as well. You guys seem able to fool a lot of people. Not me.

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Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 10, 2020

Have you read the LaRouche movement’s material in depth? I have for about 10 years or so and find their content very insightful and useful. I support their ideas, their approach less so.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Josh C
October 10, 2020

The Belt and Road Initiative out of China would hardly have been possible if it had not been approved by the Communist Party, no? And since the consistent efforts of Ehret and LaRouche group in general has been to laud these efforts to no end, makes their uncritical support of the CCP apparent.  The LaRouche outlook has always been highly utopian (already suspect) in its “vision” of a “New Renaissance for Humanity” of some kind, and they are rather obsessed with the necessity of pushing new space programs as a major aspect of their outlook. Ehret recently remarked in a… Read more »

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 12, 2020

I don’t think you really understand what the LaRouche movement is about, and it shows in your narrow minded response. If you read through the archives you’ll find that they have been both critical and supportive of China over the years, as they have been with pretty much every other country and/or leader. Praise where it’s due and criticism where it’s due. The BRI brings huge opportunities to advancing nations, opportunities that have not been provided by the West. Space exploration, contrary to popular opinion, bring huge economic benefits and provides a good environment for carrying out crucial research which… Read more »

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Josh C
October 13, 2020

A great philanthropic outlook can also act as camouflage for other objectives not openly stated (as we’ve amply seen with the likes of Soros and his Open Society, or Bill Gates and his “humanitarian” foundation). When one takes a second look, things sometimes don’t add up too well. In this case it’s often the “minor” things that can reveal a lot. I realized how far from reality the LaRouche people were when looking for references on Rudolf Steiner in the Schiller Institute archives. They’ve tried to produce such strong impressions about the cultural finesse of their appraisal of the German… Read more »

In Grump We Trust
In Grump We Trust
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 10, 2020

Eric’s right. Your accusations are as supercilious as anything coming from the MSM.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
October 10, 2020

I sincerely doubt the US has Iran by the balls. With Russia and China on hand Iran has options and that annoys the US into trying to call a bluff.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
October 10, 2020

It is not entirely speculation, Eric. Russia is exporting food and medicine to Iran for sure. I read it on Press TV and TASS, too. I would have to search for the links but I am sure you will believe me anyhow.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

True. Iran as a nation is some centuries older than the US and Russia has trade links with the East and Middle East going back as far. The US has been the interloper into current affairs more as FOMO than any exceptionalism imo. If it was truly exceptionalist or protectionist it wouldn’t give a fudge what others are doing, i’d just be looking after what it has and making do, only involving itself for what it needs and nothing more. What americas wrongly assumes is america is literally the whole world and so we bow to them. As for trump… Read more »

In Grump We Trust
In Grump We Trust
Reply to  Cudwieser
October 10, 2020

I believe it, like China, is millennia older.

In Grump We Trust
In Grump We Trust
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

Of course they are. China too I’m sure. This is fast leading up to one of those Gunfight at the OK Corral moments.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  In Grump We Trust
October 10, 2020

Only this time Clantons and McLaurys aren’t some two bit hoods and the earps aren’t the law

Karl Rove
Karl Rove
Reply to  Cudwieser
October 10, 2020

Like history, we define law as the mood strikes us.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Karl Rove
October 11, 2020

Quite a pessimistic view, but it is true these days, I am afraid. We could say: “might is right”.

Ozynandias
Ozynandias
October 10, 2020

The Iranians are a ancient and proud people,historically they defeated Roman imperators and emperors, certainly they won’t yield to this modern day empire,The powers that be know in open warfare they could suffer defeat or at least be the end of them,so it’s back alt _warfare,”sanctions”, but the empire is creaking after years of endless war,a and wasted economic strength the use of sanctions as a weapon is Not as successful as it use to be..Iran is being punished for being independent,but it was not they who destroyed their rival,Saddam Hussein’s “Iraq”,thus creating a fundamental shift in power in Iran’s… Read more »

Ozynandias
Ozynandias
October 10, 2020

President Trump has a limited knowledge of foreign affairs,its the usual players trying to manage him,much like they successfully did with Obama.. Vladimir Putin said in the Oliver Stone documentary,”It’s the men in dark suits and brief cases he deals with..

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Ozynandias
October 10, 2020

True, Ozynandias, President Trump might have good intentions but they are thwarted by the US Deep State wanting to annihilate Iran.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

There is deep state in Iran as well, Olivia. That is what too many do not want to see. What do you think the “deal” that Iran made with Obama was all about? How was it even possible for such a thing to happen? And — he didn’t even put it before congress, he put it through by fiat.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 10, 2020

I’ve owned 3 FIATS in my day. They handle really well but not meant for harsh climates, at least the older vintage such as I had.

Karl Rove
Karl Rove
Reply to  Ozynandias
October 10, 2020

I think everything Trump knows about foreign affairs would fit in a thimble and even that would be faulty. Why he falls in line with the rest of American leadership and yet they still lambaste him is for the next generation of historians to explain.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Karl Rove
October 10, 2020

One thing is clear, “Karl” — those historians will not bother taking up any of your poor fabrications to sort out, since you have substantial trouble with the present, never mind history.

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Just Curious
Just Curious
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 10, 2020

Do you wave pom poms when cheering on the Donald?

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Just Curious
October 10, 2020

Little things for little minds…

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 12, 2020

Projection

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Ozynandias
October 10, 2020

Not so fast Ozynandias. Trying to posit the “usual players” as being able to manipulate both Trump and Obama is nonsense. It’s always a two-way street when major deals are made, no? That would mean — in the case of Obama’s deal with Iran — that Iran either had deep state players in place to “agree” to the deal to begin with… or that Iran was too stupid to see what Obama and those “manipulating” him were doing. Which do you think it was, clever one?

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Paul Martin
October 12, 2020

I would think about this a little more. Both major US parties are controlled by an unholy alliance of neoconservative and neoliberal factions which directly or indirectly sets foreign policy and pulls the strings. This is why we have seen a continuation of these wars over the decades. There is every possibility that Iran entered the deal in good faith but also possible that Obama and his minions entered into this agreement with other ulterior motives.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Josh C
October 13, 2020

You seem stuck at a lower “ground” level of realpolitik. The “neocon and neolib factions” you mention are actually part of a larger setup scheme of the globalists who have become very adept at using both groups to achieve their aims in what has long been called their “Great Game” for world control and domination.  The Obama/Biden administration was in bed with Iran’s deep state regime long before the 2015 “nuclear deal” provided Iran access to $150 billion in credit and $1.8 billion in unmarked cash.  In any case, it seems my previous points about corruption on both sides is… Read more »

Rossco
Rossco
October 10, 2020

There’s no possibility Iran will buckle
This is about oil and Russia and China have bigger fingers in this pie than the yanks.
Russia’s victory in Syria means the zionists failed there and Iran will survive this evil cartel from the oil billionaires who like US are the worlds greatest disrupters.
Iran is tough and smart with the tactics they need to Survive but if the US is not careful they might lose again and Iran end up crippling both the yanks and the Jews

Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

“will apply crushing penalties to any entity which trades with Iran, and this will finally close off the entry of food and medicine into Iran”

This will not not work. Russia and China are sending food and medicine, Iranians will neither starve nor die.

Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

Hello Eric, why do you always write “America” when you clearly mean the United States of (North) America only? There is Central America, there is South America, none of the states in these parts of “America” have any evil intentions towards Iran. Even Mexico, placed next to the USA in North America, is on good terms with Iran. I do not think that the USA is “America”. The USA is a blown-up colossus on brittle feet, greatly exaggerating its own importance. I always like reading your texts anyhow, dear Eric, you know that – even when I do not always… Read more »

Simple Truths
Simple Truths
Reply to  Olivia Kroth
October 10, 2020

Because it’s standard, albeit faulty, practice. United States of America is too much of a mouthful. Besides, you answered your own question with the blown-up colossus bit.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Simple Truths
October 11, 2020

Being of European descent, it irritates me when US media write about “America”, which geographically stands for all of North, Central and South America.

As if Germany would say “We are EUROPE”! No, Germany is not EUROPE! Germany is a state in Central Europe, and there are many other states and nations in Europe!

So let’s be clear: the USA are not AMERICA!

In Trump We Trust
In Trump We Trust
October 10, 2020

Trump’s a lovely fellow, as far as bloviating windbags go. A true representation of our great country.

Simple Truths
Simple Truths
Reply to  In Trump We Trust
October 10, 2020

Bloviating is such a lovely word. Makes you think of bulemia. One of Washington’s major foreign policy afflictions.

Nations with this condition fell the compulsion to binge eat on other nations. Most commonly, this means eventually vomiting (purging) to balance the condition.

Jackson
Jackson
October 10, 2020

US Republicans in particular will never forget 1979 US hostages taken by Iran

Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
October 10, 2020

A little reading up on the Shah’s Savak and its mentor the CIA should tell the whole story.

Never Forgive, Never Forget
Never Forgive, Never Forget
Reply to  Jackson
October 10, 2020

US People with a Soul will never forget the war crimes against the civilian population that Obama and that repulsive creature Nuland initiated in the Donbass.

Of course, one could go on…….

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Never Forgive, Never Forget
October 11, 2020

Yes, let’s go on: US war crimes in Vietnam, Iraq, etc.

Orange Pelosi turns to 25th Amendment in latest Orange Man Bad rant 😂

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