Iran Ready To Provide Aid To US In Fight Against Coronavirus

Tehran Ready To Provide Aid To US In Fight Against Coronavirus

MARCH 19, 2020

Authorities in Tehran announced Thursday is ready to provide assistance to the US to control the coronavirus spread as the american are been rattled by the deadly virus.

According to the Iranian Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi, “Iran is ready to help the US to control the coronavirus,” the IRNA news agency reported.

He added that if “the US wants to help Iran, then they should remove sanctions and compensate caused losses.”

According to the Iranian deputy minister, “US healthcare system is not ready to curb the coronavirus [threat].”

On March 12, US President Donald Trump repeatedly offered assistance to Iran in curbing the coronavirus spread. In response, Iranian politicians, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that the US can assist by withdrawing sanctions.

Iranian authorities used to repeat that US restrictions against Tehran complicate the country’s fight against the disease. Continue reading “Iran Ready To Provide Aid To US In Fight Against Coronavirus”

Sanders tells NY Times he’d consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea even for just a weapons test

Sanders tells New York Times he would consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea

By Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey
14 February 2020

Bernie Sanders has won the popular vote in both the New Hampshire and Iowa presidential primary contests in considerable part by presenting himself as an opponent of war. Following the criminal assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani last month, Sanders was the most vocal of the Democratic presidential aspirants in criticizing Trump’s action. His poll numbers have risen in tandem with his stepped-up anti-war rhetoric. Continue reading “Sanders tells NY Times he’d consider a preemptive strike against Iran or North Korea even for just a weapons test”

Trump unveils a brand new rationale for risky Soleimani airstrike — “He was saying bad things about our country”

From: MSNBC

Trump unveils a brand new rationale for risky Soleimani airstrike

I won’t pretend to be an expert in international law, but I don’t think the laws of armed conflict include provisions related to those who “say bad things.”
By Steve Benen

It’s been 17 days since Donald Trump authorized an airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani….

After these meandering and contradictory explanations for the airstrike effectively collapsed, the president tried to resolve the problem by declaring it “doesn’t really matter” why he launched the military offensive. On Friday night, Trump spoke to donors at Mar-a-Lago, where, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post, the president unveiled a brand-new explanation.

The president said nothing about an “imminent attack.” … Instead, he spoke broadly about Soleimani as “the father of the roadside bomb” responsible for “every young, beautiful man or woman who you see walking around with no legs, no arms.” Trump said he heard about two weeks ago that the United States had Soleimani under surveillance and he was “talking about bad stuff.” […]

“He was saying bad things about our country, like we’re going to attack, we’re going to kill your people. I said, ‘Listen, how much of this s**t do we have to listen to, right?’ ” Trump said to applause from the donor crowd.

 

Trump proceeded to describe the details of watching the mission unfold from the White House Situation Room — the story included multiple instances in which people called him “sir” — making himself the hero of the narrative.

I’ve lost count of exactly how many explanations for the Jan. 3 airstrike Trump and his team have come up with, though I believe we’re up to Rationale #6: the president authorized the strike because an Iranian general was “saying bad things.” …

Circling back to our earlier coverage, I realize I’ve been banging this drum quite a bit, but we’re dealing with a dynamic in which the president risked a war for reasons that now appear illegitimate. And while his most sycophantic followers may find that satisfactory, the rest of the political world need not accept politically motivated lies about national security so casually.

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‘Bombshell’: Iraqi Officials Say ISIS—Not Iran—Likely Behind Rocket Attack Trump Used to Justify Soleimani Assassination

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NY Times article sited:

Was U.S. Wrong About Attack That Nearly Started a War With Iran?

These facts all point to the Islamic State, Iraqi officials say.

“All the indications are that it was Daesh,” said Brig. General Ahmed Adnan, the Iraqi chief of intelligence for the federal police at K-1, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. “I told you about the three incidents in the days just before in the area — we know Daesh’s movements.

Trump assassination blowback: 50 US troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran missile attack

More U.S. service members diagnosed with brain injury from Iran missile attack

By Mosheh Gains and Phil Helsel

A total of 50 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injury from this month’s Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can include concussions. Of the 50 patients, 31 were treated in Iraq and have returned to duty, Army Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a spokesman for the Pentagon, said in a statement.

Last week, the Pentagon said 34 service members had been diagnosed with concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.

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(vid) Nathanael: Whose War Is It Anyways? – Trump recounts assassination details

Trump tells fundraisers how his murders went down at 5:22.

Trump’s assassination justification: Soleimani was ‘saying bad things’:

Trump tells GOP donors that Soleimani was ‘saying bad things’ before strike

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Trump killed Soleimani to safeguard GOP hawks’ support in Senate trial: Reports

From: Huffington Post

 

Trump Tied Soleimani Hit To Support From GOP Hawks Ahead Of Impeachment Trial: Reports

New motivation emerges after contradictory Trump administration accounts of “imminent” threats justifying airstrike assassination.

The Times reported Saturday that as Trump discussed the Soleimani strike at Mar-a-Lago, he told some associates that he wanted to safeguard the support of Senate GOP hawks in the upcoming impeachment trial. He specifically named Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, according to the Times.

Trump also tipped off another hawk, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), about the attack when Graham visited Mar-a-Lago, the senator himself revealed. Yet Trump did not warn other congressional leaders, nor European allies or Persian Gulf partners, noted the Times.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that after the attack, Trump told associates that he was under pressure to deal with Soleimani from GOP senators he considered important in his impeachment trial, according to sources.

The new information comes amid continued fallout from Congress about a lack of transparency from the Trump administration concerning the justification for killing Soleimani, which would determine if the strike was legal. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) bashed the sketchy Senate briefing on the attack Wednesday as “insulting and demeaning.” 

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Skousen: U.S. the biggest example of a country interfering in other’s internal affairs by a long shot! • Deep State busy infiltrating Iranian protestors and even killing some

World Affairs Brief, January 17, 2020 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

Emphasis mostly mine


IRANIANS ADMIT MISTAKEN DOWNING OF AIRLINER

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The downing of the Ukrainian airliner in Iran did provide fodder for renewed protests within that regime against religious rule in Iran. There are millions of Iranians who long for a return of the security government run by the Shah, even though he used ruthless tactics against the opposition. The current government wins elections because the majority of Iranians are poor Muslims who vote the way their clerics tell them to. That is why democracy is always a danger to liberty and thinking people. The largest sectors of any nation are uniformed and relatively non-thinking, easily swayed by a controlled media or leadership. They are always attracted to socialism and rabble rousing leaders, and will always outvote the minority that favors economic and religious freedom.

So it is natural that university students want out from under the heavy hand of the Ayatollahs, but the US Deep State is busy infiltrating protestors and even killing some in order to make things worse for the government. Remember this whenever US talking heads repeat their constant complaint about Russian interference in the US election. The US is the biggest example of a country interfering in other’s internal affairs, by a long shot. The Daily Mail reports the mainstream narrative, which always blames the killings on the Iranian government: Continue reading “Skousen: U.S. the biggest example of a country interfering in other’s internal affairs by a long shot! • Deep State busy infiltrating Iranian protestors and even killing some”

Skousen: Officials Desperate to Justify False Intelligence Fed to Trump — PROUDLY LYING ‘Christian’ POMPEO pushed Trump to murder the architect of the anti-ISIS counterinsurgency (SOLEIMANI) that SAVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SYRIAN CHRISTIAN LIVES! | FOX NEWS labels all enemies of US backed terrorists as “terrorists” – Iran is NOT supporting terrorists in Yemen

World Affairs Brief, January 17, 2020 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

Emphasis mostly mine


OFFICIALS DESPERATE TO JUSTIFY FALSE INTEL FED TO TRUMP

In the aftermath of the Soleimani assassination strike at the Baghdad airport last week, US officials hit all the mainstream media and television sites in an attempt to shore up the “imminent threat” narrative they used to justify the strike against Iran’s top general. Trump bragged before a rally that he had just killed the #1 terrorist in the world—#1, he kept repeating. What an idiot! And stupid supporters blindly cheered him on. Confusion reigned as it became known that Soleimani had been presented as a target to focus on months ago in a presentation by John Bolton to president Trump, which blew the “sudden threat” claim out the window. So they inflated the threat to claim that Iran not only wanted to “blow up” the huge Deep State embassy in the Green Zone of Baghdad but three other embassies as well—without naming them. Defense Secretary Esper was caught off guard with that claim and said he hadn’t seen any intel to that effect, further throwing the administration’s story into disarray. Then he later came back to reinforce the official story. Anyone watching all this would think the agencies were making things up on the fly. Naturally, they were overjoyed when Iran had to admit they shot down a Ukrainian airliner that was taking off from Tehran. In their criticism, the US government never mentions that we shot down an Iranian airliner in 1988 killing all aboard. Continue reading “Skousen: Officials Desperate to Justify False Intelligence Fed to Trump — PROUDLY LYING ‘Christian’ POMPEO pushed Trump to murder the architect of the anti-ISIS counterinsurgency (SOLEIMANI) that SAVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SYRIAN CHRISTIAN LIVES! | FOX NEWS labels all enemies of US backed terrorists as “terrorists” – Iran is NOT supporting terrorists in Yemen”

Iran didn’t want to kill US troops with its strike, it proved its missile tech & resolve. Trump had to back down.

Iran didn’t want to kill US troops with its strike, it wanted to make point to Trump about its missile tech & resolve. It did that

Scott Ritter

is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector.

8 Jan, 2020

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Showing off its new-gen ballistic missiles

The missile attack on the US incorporated new, advanced missiles—the Qaim 1 and Fahad-110—possessing advanced guidance and control capable of pinpoint precision. Iran had used these weapons previously, striking targets inside Syria affiliated with the Islamic State. But this was the first time these weapons had been used against the US. From the US perspective, the results were sobering. … Continue reading “Iran didn’t want to kill US troops with its strike, it proved its missile tech & resolve. Trump had to back down.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s killing of Soleimani was a war crime

Judge Andrew Napolitano: US killing of Soleimani was odd, out of place, untimely and unlawful

Published

The general’s assassination was odd, out of place, untimely and unlawful. Odd, because the general’s folks had worked with our intelligence folks in Iraq against ISIS. Out of place, because the Iranian general was welcomed by the Iraqi government and was not engaged in any violence or war crimes at the time he was killed. Untimely, because whatever he may have been planning to do was not an imminent attack on the U.S. or on Americans. We know this because Trump administration officials revealed that the president gave the kill order seven months ago, in June 2019. How imminent could an attack have been in June if it had not occurred by January?

And unlawful, because we are not at war with Iran, and political assassinations have been prohibited by still valid executive orders signed by Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan. The U.S. Constitution limits the federal government’s lawful power to kill to foreign troops in wartime and after due process, neither of which abides here. Moreover, international treaties to which the U.S. is party, as well as the laws of war to which the U.S. subscribes, prohibit preemptive killings except when the target is just about — “certainty” is the standard — to strike. … Continue reading “Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s killing of Soleimani was a war crime”

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump had no legal right to order killing of Soleimani — “Might does not make right”

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump had no legal right to order killing of Soleimani

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By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano 

President Trump ordered the U.S. military to invade a then-friendly country without the knowledge or consent of its government and assassinate a visiting foreign government official. The victim was the head of Iran’s military and intelligence. The formerly friendly country is Iraq. Continue reading “Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump had no legal right to order killing of Soleimani — “Might does not make right””

(vid) E. Michael Jones: The American Empire and the Middle East

In the following video Dr. Olsi Jazexhi discusses with Dr. Michael Jones from Culture Wars the conflict between the United States and Israel and Iran. They discuss the impact that this conflict is having in Albania, a country that hosts the Mojaheden el-Halk organization. At the end they discuss the future of the American Empire: will it survive China’s advance or will the 21st century be a Chinese century?

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Chuck Baldwin: Trump’s Unholy War

From: ChuckBaldwinLive.com

Trump’s Unholy War

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Just as many of us have been warning, Donald Trump is joining his fellow PNAC puppets G.W. Bush and Barack Obama in taking the United States into yet another quagmire of a Middle Eastern war for the benefit of the military industrial complex—and Israel, of course.

Here is General Wesley Clark exposing the U.S. (PNAC) plan to topple the governments in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries back in 2007. Continue reading “Chuck Baldwin: Trump’s Unholy War”

Tulsi talks IRAN with Stephen Kinzer & Dennis Kucinich – “It’s sad that we are in a place where standing for peace requires courage”

WONDERFUL to see Dennis Kucinich and Tulsi Gabbard standing together to stop these wars! And Stephen Kinzer adds important real-history content too.

33:15 “It’s sad that we are in a place where standing for peace requires courage.” – Tulsi Gabbard

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(vid) Ron Paul EXCELLENT Today! – 17 Years After ‘Liberation,’ Iraq Again Designated US ‘Enemy’

RON PAUL TELLS IT STRAIGHT — the truth about US and Iraq!

Ron Paul is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington!” Great movie!

A rare man of integrity: Ron Paul!

9:20: Ron Paul says the US even pushed Iraq into attacking Iran, before we attacked and regime-changed Iraq! Not to mention how the CIA installed the Shah in 1953.

Continue reading “(vid) Ron Paul EXCELLENT Today! – 17 Years After ‘Liberation,’ Iraq Again Designated US ‘Enemy’”

(vid) Rand Paul: Trump has always refused to talk with Iran — Sanctions won’t work without talking

First half is good. I’ll go even further. Trump is setting US up for disaster! He has refused to talk with Iran (as Rand says), tore up the peace deal (lying about the $), and implemented sanctions (an act of war); though, they have had no nuclear bomb program.

Trump talked with Kim of North Korea, on the other hand, who has nuclear weapons, and now just lets them do whatever they want.

Trump is following the deep state orders, which will destroy US.

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ISIS and Israel Praise Trump’s Assassination of Iranian Top General Soleimani

The CIA and Mossad created and control ISIS to overthrow governments covertly, when they’re not allowed to use the US military openly.

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Lt. General Soleimani was an instrumental figure in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq and saved countless Christian and Muslim lives by thwarting missions that put their civilian lives in danger. However, as is the case in many of Washington’s manufactured pretexts used to justify unwarranted wars and invasions, heroes are vilified and terrorists (along with their sponsors) are revered.

It’s particularly interesting to see ISIS, Israel, and the United States on the same side when it comes to Soleimani’s death. A weekly ISIS newspaper called al-Naba praised the assassination and called it “divine intervention” “an act of God” and stated that Soleimani’s death will assist their efforts to regroup in Iraq. It’s blatantly obvious that ISIS saw him as a deterrent while Washington painted him to be the “number one terrorist”. This further illustrates how Washington’s alleged “war on terror” is nothing more than an excuse to invade countries….

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Iran Makes Arrests in Downing of Plane

A breath of fresh air compared to unrepentant George H. W. Bush’s response after we shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290:

E. Michael Jones: Iran’s shoot-down admission Vs. Bush Sr.’s “I’ll never apologize for the United States of America ever, I don’t care what the facts are,” when we accidentally shot down Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290

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Was Soleimani Lured to Iraq by Trump Himself then Murdered?

Joel Skousen also stated some of this in Friday’s World Affairs Brief.

At this point, it appears Trump has no moral compass, or he’s blackmailed. Trump has gone rogue, and is ramping up the hatred towards America.

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Skousen: Setting a Trap for Trump on War with Iran — Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission initiated by the US • ‘Pompous’ Pompeo’s lies • Iran’s missiles’ precision worrisome for US planners

World Affairs Brief, January 10, 2020 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

SETTING A TRAP FOR TRUMP ON WAR WITH IRAN

Trump’s approval of the assassination attack on Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, was based on lies and half-truths fed to him by his advisors. They claimed Soleimani was coming to Baghdad to direct more terror against diplomats, when, in fact, Soleimani was there on a diplomatic mission initiated by the US. The US worked with Saudi Arabia to draft a peace plan and then asked Iraq to invite Iran to come to Baghdad for negotiations. Iran sent Soleimani. That is why he came on a commercial airliner, carrying a diplomatic passport and meeting with the PM.

He was tracked and killed along with a top Iraqi general, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, at the airport. This assassination set the Iraqi and Iranian world on fire, as it was intended to do, destroying what little goodwill the US had left in the region, and fomenting rioters who chant “death to America.” Advisors also fed Trump the 52 targets in Iran they were planning on hitting if Iran retaliated, which included “cultural sites” on the list. The advisors had to know that hitting cultural sites was a war crime, but did so on purpose in order to embarrass Trump. Trump stumbled deeper into the trap after he was criticized by the media, by tweeting rude justifications for striking cultural sites, but in the end had to recant and say he would obey international law. But in a sense, Deep State advisors went too far in embarrassing Trump, for when Iran limited its revenge strike—to make sure no Americans were killed, Trump saw a way out and took it, thus evading the trap —for now. But the globalists aren’t through manipulating Trump into war. … Continue reading “Skousen: Setting a Trap for Trump on War with Iran — Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission initiated by the US • ‘Pompous’ Pompeo’s lies • Iran’s missiles’ precision worrisome for US planners”

E. Michael Jones: Iran’s shoot-down admission Vs. Bush Sr.’s “I’ll never apologize for the United States of America ever, I don’t care what the facts are,” when we accidentally shot down  Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290

Iran Takes Responsibility for the Downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752

After a period of initial confusion about the cause of the crash, the Iranian government yesterday took full responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian airplane as it took off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. Once the cause of crash became clear Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a statement saying that “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake. My thoughts and prayers go to all the mourning families.” After issuing an apology, Iran promised to hold those who were responsible for this action accountable for what they did.

The reaction of the Iranians was in marked contrast to how the American government reacted to a similar incident, when the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot down the Airbus carrying Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290 innocent people, including 66 children. Unlike Iran’s Supreme Leader, Vice President George H. W. Bush refused to apologize for the incident, sayingI’ll never apologize for the United States of America ever, I don’t care what the facts are.” Eventually, the United States government expressed “deep regret” over the incident but never admitted legal liability, nor did they formally apologize to Iran even though they paid $61.8 million in damages to the victims. In this, the Americans were following the lead of the Israeli government when its aircraft attempted to sink the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 Americans. The Israelis maintain to this day the fiction that their pilots did not know that they were attacking an American ship, even though the surviving crew members say that it was flying the American flag and clearly identified as such. Continue reading “E. Michael Jones: Iran’s shoot-down admission Vs. Bush Sr.’s “I’ll never apologize for the United States of America ever, I don’t care what the facts are,” when we accidentally shot down  Iran Air Flight 655, killing 290”

Fascinating Photos Reveal Life in Iran Before the Revolution

In 1953, our CIA removed Iran’s elected leader and installed the Shah, to control their oil. ’79 was the Muslim overreaction, when Khomeini implemented religious law which still exists today.

We started this mess, getting people to hate US, and then react with what means they had — a different type of tyranny.

From locals doing the ‘Tehran twist’ to students sporting mullets and miniskirts: Fascinating photos reveal life in Iran before the revolution

Trump assassinated Soleimani to get Senators’ support for impeachment trial, reports say

I can’t verify this quote, but besides Sen. Tom Cotton, Lindsey Graham appears to be the other senator:

Cynthia McKinney, PhD

[Facebook, 1/11/20] “Trump has reportedly now confessed that he ordered the assassination of General Soleimani in exchange for the votes of war-mongering Senators Graham and Cotton in his impeachment trial.” Nicholas Davies

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Trump reportedly told associates he killed Qassem Soleimani because he was under pressure from GOP senators before his impeachment trial

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