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ISIS-Daesh (ie. CIA) Threatens to Attack Iran in New Video

  • Published on Aug 9, 2017
    The Daesh Takfiri terror group has released a new video threatening to launch attacks in the Iranian capital. Three armed masked men are seen in the video calling for violent acts inside the Islamic Republic. The footage comes two months after twin attacks in Tehran left 18 people dead. Daesh claimed responsibility for the acts of terror. Earlier this week, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said it had identified and arrested at least 27 Daesh-linked terrorists. Iranian security forces have foiled numerous terrorist plots throughout the country in recent months.
http://www.infowars.com/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-as-a-tool-to-overthrow-syrias-president-assad/

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https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/ex-intel-officials-pentagon-report-proves-us-complicity-in-isis-fabef96e20da

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/19258-obama-s-anti-isis-coalition-built-isis-biden-admits

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If America Was Trying to Start a World War, This Is How It Would Happen

WW3 is near?

  • If America Was Trying to Start a World War, This Is How It Would Happen
    by , http://theantimedia.org/
    (ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed new sanctions into law against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The legislation was supported so overwhelmingly in Congress that President Trump’s ability to veto the legislation was rendered completely ineffective.

    Even anti-interventionist Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted in favor of the bill, once again proving that Republicans and Democrats always find common ground when it comes to beating the drums of war against sovereign nations who have taken very little unwarranted hostile action — if any — towards the United States.

    But these are just sanctions, not acts of war, right? There’s nothing wrong with economically bullying other countries into submission over non-compliance with the current global order, right? Not quite.

    Sanctions are always a prelude to war. Though few are aware, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was arguably in response to America’s attempt to cripple Japan’s booming economy through embargos and asset freezes, ending Japan’s commercial relationship with the United States and provoking the desperation that led to their attack.

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August 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say

  • EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say
    by JONAH BENNETT AND SAAGAR ENJETI, http://dailycaller.com/
    National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions, two former senior NSC officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

    “Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes,” a former senior official said in a wide-ranging interview. “Trump wants to get us out of Afghanistan — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get us out of Syria — McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue — McMaster doesn’t. Trump wants to deal with the Islam issue — McMaster doesn’t. You know, across the board, we want to get rid of the Iran deal — McMaster doesn’t. It is incredible to watch it happening right in front of your face. Absolutely stunning.”

    One former official characterized McMaster as a “sycophant” of retired Army Gen. David Petraeus. “I know that the president isn’t a big fan of what McMaster’s doing,” the former official declared. “I don’t understand why he’s allowing a guy who is subverting his foreign policy at every turn to remain in place.” he added.

    The official continued that he expects a purge of “campaign Trump” loyalists to continue with particular intensity within the next two weeks.

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August 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North Korea or Iran…Where Will President Trump Attack First?

  • North Korea or Iran…Where Will President Trump Attack First?
    by ron paul, http://ronpaulinstitute.org/
    President Trump seems to be impatiently racing toward at least one disastrous war. Maybe two. The big question is who will be first? North Korea or Iran?

    Over the past several days President Trump has sent two nuclear-capable B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula to send a clear message that he is ready to attack North Korea. On Saturday he blamed China for North Korea’s refusal to cease its missile tests. He Tweeted: “I am very disappointed in China… they do nothing for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue.”

    One press report from an unnamed Pentagon source claimed that President Trump “is to order a military strike against North Korea within a year,” after this weekend’s North Korean test of a longer-range missile.

    Iran, which along with North Korea and Russia will face new sanctions imposed by Congress and expected to be signed into law by Trump, is also in President Trump’s crosshairs. He was reportedly furious over his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s certifying that Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal – even though Iran was in compliance – and he seems determined to push a confrontation.

    Twice in the past week the US military has fired at Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf. On Tuesday an Iranian military ship in the Persian Gulf was warned off by machine gun blasts from a US Naval vessel. Then on Friday the US Navy fired warning flares toward another Iranian ship operating in the Persian Gulf.

    Imagine if the US Navy had encountered Iranian warships in the Gulf of Mexico firing machine guns at them when they approached the Iranians.

    Facing new sanctions, the Iranian government announced that it will not end ballistic missile testing even under US pressure. The missile program is not a violation of the P5+1 Iran deal unless it is specifically designed to carry nuclear weapons.

    So whom will Trump attack first? Let’s hope nobody, but with continuing pressure from both Democrats and Republicans over the unproven “Russiagate” allegations, it increasingly looks like he will seek relief by starting a “nice little war.” If he does so, however, his presidency will likely be over and he may end up blundering into a much bigger war in the process.

    Although Trump’s bombastic rhetoric on Iran and North Korea has been pretty consistent, the American people voted Trump because he was seen as the less likely of the two candidates to get the US into a major war.

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August 3, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sanctions Against China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Part of a Global Military Agenda. Pentagon’s World War III Scenario

https://store.globalresearch.ca/store/towards-a-world-war-iii-scenario-the-dangers-of-nuclear-war/

  • Sanctions against China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Part of a Global Military Agenda. Pentagon’s World War III Scenario
    by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, http://www.globalresearch.ca/
    Washington announced sweeping sanctions to be imposed on three countries: Russia, Iran and North Korea, following the US House of Representatives vote to impose a three countries’ sanctions “package”.

    While the justifications are diverse and unrelated, all three countries are from a military and geopolitical standpoint on the US nuclear “hit list”. They are considered as de facto rogue states, enemies of America.

    The Congressional bill invoked respectively Tehran’s support of terrorism, Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, and North Korea’s ICBM missile tests. The pretexts with regard to Russia and Iran are largely fabricated. The main sponsor of  Islamic terrorism is US intelligence.

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/going-after-the-islamic-state/5401439

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July 31, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress Wants A Trade War Worldwide, Tying Trump’s Hands With Sanctions

  • Published on Jul 26, 2017
    Democrats want to punish Russia with sanctions and Republicans want to punish Iran and North Korean with sanctions. But the Russian sanctions will shut down Europe’s natural gas supplies from Russia and the EU is threatening immediate trade retaliation against the US. It’s a perfect storm for a worldwide trade war and part of the legislation will tie Trump’s hands and prevent him from lifting the sanctions. Will he fall for it?

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July 28, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Navy Fires Warning Shots Near Iranian Vessel

  • Published on Jul 25, 2017
    A US patrol ship fired several warning shots from a heavy machine gun at an Iranian craft that approached within 150 yards and ignored other warnings, Pentagon officials told reporters on Tuesday.

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July 26, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

US Navy Patrol Boat Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Naval Ship After It Comes Within 150 YARDS During ‘Tense Encounter’ in the Persian Gulf

  • US Navy Patrol Boat Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Naval Ship After It Comes Within 150 YARDS During ‘Tense Encounter’ in the Persian Gulf
    by JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
    * USS Thunderbolt fired warning shots when Iranian ship came within 150 yards
    * The ‘tense encounter’ took place in the Persian Gulf today, US official revealed
    * Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship ‘ignored radio calls, flares and warning sirens’
    * Official said US sailors then had ‘no choice except to fire the warning shots’

    A US Navy patrol boat has fired warning shots towards an Iranian naval ship after it came within 150 yards during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, it has emerged. The incident happened at 3am local time today and involved the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class ship involved in an exercise with American and other vessels in the area.

    A US defense official said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard ship came within 150 yards of the Thunderbolt and did not respond to radio calls, flares or warning sirens, forcing U.S. sailors to fire warning shots. ‘The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to any signals, they did not respond to any bridge-to-bridge calls, they felt there was no choice except to fire the warning shots,’ the defense official said. The Iranian boat then went ‘dead in the water’ after the shots and the vessels all left the area.

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July 26, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

BREAKING: US Navy Ship Opens Fire on Iranian Ship in Persian Gulf as War Tensions Mount

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/832897/unites-states-navy-ship-opens-fire-shoots-iranian-ship-persian-guld-war-tensions

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July 25, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ron Paul: Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill

  • Ron Paul: Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill
    by ron paul, http://ronpaulinstitute.org/
    This week’s expected House vote to add more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea is a prime example of how little thought goes into US foreign policy. Sanctions have become kind of an automatic action the US government takes when it simply doesn’t know what else to do.

    No matter what the problem, no matter where on earth it occurs, the answer from Washington is always sanctions. Sanctions are supposed to force governments to change policies and do what Washington tells them or face the wrath of their people. So the goal of sanctions is to make life as miserable as possible for civilians so they will try to overthrow their governments. Foreign leaders and the elites do not suffer under sanctions. This policy would be immoral even if it did work, but it does not.

    Why is Congress so eager for more sanctions on Russia? The neocons and the media have designated Russia as the official enemy and the military industrial complex and other special interests want to continue getting rich terrifying Americans into believing the propaganda.

    Why, just weeks after the White House affirmed that Iran is abiding by its obligations under the nuclear treaty, does Congress pass additional sanctions anyway? Washington blames Iran for “destabilizing” Syria and Iraq by helping them fight ISIS and al-Qaeda. Does this make any sense at all?

    When is the last time Iran committed a terrorist act on our soil? It hasn’t. Yet we learned from the declassified 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 report that Saudi Arabia was deeply involved in the 2001 attacks against Washington and New York. Who has funded al-Qaeda and ISIS in Syria for years? Saudi Arabia. Yet no one is talking about sanctions against that country. This is because sanctions are not about our security. They are about politics and special interests.

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July 25, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia

  • Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia
    by Daniel Politi, http://www.slate.com/
    Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a set of sweeping sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the U.S. election as well as its military aggression, which essentially would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally removing sanctions on Russia. The measure, which also allows new sanctions against Iran and North Korea, is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Senate passed a previous version of the bill nearly unanimously last month.

    The agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders was reached despite the White House’s persistent lobbying against the measure that it says interferes with Executive authority. If approved in Congress, Trump will face a tough choice of whether to veto the bill, which would lead to accusations that he is doing the Kremlin’s bidding, or approve something his administration has opposed. Two senior administration officials told the New York Times they don’t foresee the president vetoing the bill given the current controversy surrounding his campaign’s contacts with Russian officials. But no one is willing to place bets quite yet. “As ever, Mr. Trump retains the capacity to surprise, and this would be his first decision about whether to veto a significant bill,” notes the Times.

    Chances of a veto could also be far-fetched considering how it would involve expending political capital without any likely gains. The bill will be considered under an expedited process for uncontroversial legislation that requires a two-thirds majority to pass. That should, at least theoretically, mean the bill will be veto-proof.

    Under the measure, Trump must seek approval from Congress before taking any action that would “significantly alter” U.S. foreign policy with Russia, including easing sanctions. Congress would then have 30 days to accept or reject the proposed changes. The extent of the involvement of House Democrats in any review process was a key point of debate but Democrats say they’re satisfied with the final outcome. “The legislation ensures that both the majority and minority are able to exercise our oversight role over the administration’s implementation of sanctions,” Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland said.

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July 24, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EU Concerned Over US Bill on Russia Sanctions, Warns of ‘Unintended Consequences’

  • All these events are setting up the stage for the war in Revelation 17: the 10 Horn Beast Revived Roman Empire (EU 2.0) vs the Mystery Babylon Whore (America 2.0). Washington DC, the City of 7 Hills, is the endtimes Babylon city IMO.

    Revelation 17:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
    16 And the ten horns which you saw on[a] the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
  • EU Concerned Over US Bill on Russia Sanctions, Warns of ‘Unintended Consequences’
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Brussels has urged US lawmakers to coordinate their anti-Russia actions with European partners, as Washington steams ahead with a new bill to expand sanctions against Moscow. “Unilateral measures” could undermine transatlantic unity and have “unintended consequences,” the EU warned.

    On Saturday, US Republicans and Democrats reached agreement to clear any further hurdles for proposed legislation which seeks to apply additional sanctions on Russia. The measure, if signed into law, will also give Congress veto powers to block any easing of Russian sanctions by the president.

    Restrictions against Moscow are part of the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act, aimed not only at Tehran, but also North Korea. Passed by the Senate last month, the measures seek to impose new economic measures on sectors of Russia’s economy.

    Among the new anti-Russia proposals, the legislation aims to introduce individual sanctions for investing in Russian pipeline project. It also outlines steps to hamper construction of Russia’s Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

    The House is set to vote on the proposed legislation Tuesday, with Brussels registering their unease even before the bill hits Donald Trump’s desk, urging Washington to consider European interests, especially in the energy sector.

    Noting that “the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations,” the European Commission has asked its American partners to coordinate measures against Russia with Europe and the rest of the G7 group of leading economies.

    “As we have said repeatedly, it is important that any possible new measures are coordinated between international partners to maintain unity among partners on the sanctions,”
     the Commission said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters.


    “We are concerned the measures discussed in the US Congress could have unintended consequences, not only when it comes to Transatlantic/G7 unity, but also on EU economic and energy security interests,”
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July 24, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Petrodollar Faces Growing Threat From the East. Payments in Gold Across Asia

  • Petrodollar Faces Growing Threat From the East. Payments in Gold Across Asia
    by Andrew BrennanAsia Times, 27 April 2017, via http://www.globalresearch.ca/
    While the recent raft of Sino-Saudi trade agreements benefited Chinese soft power in protecting Xinjiang, and the Saudis by diversifying their economy, China’s slow intertwining with Saudi Arabia complements the Sino-Russian alliance. Primarily, its benefits could lead to a realistic threat to the petrodollar.

    The Persian rival who showed the way
    In 2012/2013, the US Treasury Department, under the Obama administration, initiated a raft of sanctions in an amateurish fashion against the Central Bank of Iran. As we were told, it was done to tire and bleed Iranian economic and social life enough to draw Tehran into negotiations concerning its nuclear programme. The argument of were they/weren’t they pursuing a weaponized nuclear program isn’t important; how the Iranians circumvented these sanctions is.


    The sanctions were meant to be stifling, but the Iranians loosened this problematic liquidity noose by using all their banks that weren’t sanctioned, and sold rich Iranian oil to India. Of course, the Indians couldn’t pay Tehran directly. Neither could they pay bilaterally in rupees due to sanctions and infrastructure needed to trade in a bilateral currency. Instead, Iran requested that India pay in gold so India paid Turkey, the Middle East’s gold market, and Turkey gave Turkish gold to Iranian banks, which then swapped with the Central Bank of Iran.

    Turkey, for its part, may soon be the gold payment intermediator across Asia, and is already nationalizing the sector with a demand for private confiscation occurring to support the Turkish economy, but this has scarcely been reported.

    This clever evasion was known as the Iran-India-Turkey triangle. Iran was escaping the dominance of the US dollar and trading in real money, not a hegemonic fiat currency that was being printed hot-off-the-press all day. They were dealing in gold; not something that could be strangled through SWIFT and electrons traded on a screen easily. A simple intermediator and precious metals could break Obama’s heralded “crippling” sanctions.

    Iran ideologically, as well as practically, wants nothing to do with the US dollar but rather it wants to be free of monetary pressures by the US on its domestic policies. The effectiveness of this evasion was a preview to what countries like China, Russia, and to a lesser extent India and South Korea, have all been trying to do: increase their independence from the US dollar. The Iranian gold triangle showed successful independence from US dollar reliance.

    The Chinese usurpers and their yellow metal
    Fast forward to March 2017; the Russian Central Bank opened its first overseas office in Beijing as an early step in phasing in a gold-backed standard of trade. This would be done by finalizing the issuance of the first federal loan bonds denominated in Chinese yuan and to allow gold imports from Russia.


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July 21, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement in Syria

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  • The US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement in Syria
    by FEDERICO PIERACCINI, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    … The most important agreement concerned a ceasefire in southern Syria along the border with Israel and Jordan. This is a very active area of fighting, and so the ceasefire obviates the possibility of dangerous confrontations between the United States and Russia, as well as between Syria and Israel, which could escalate out of control as seen when the US Air Force shot down a Syrian Su-22 jet as well an Iranian drone. Israel, from its position in the occupied Golan Heights, has repeatedly struck the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), in a desperate effort to halt its gains against al Qaeda and Daesh terrorists.

    In their first meeting, within less than two hours, Putin and Trump came to an agreement on potentially the most volatile situation in the region, saving hundreds of civilian lives in the process. The agreement on Syria now has to run the gauntlet of the deep state and all the other interests arrayed against Trump. Just four days following a similar agreement reached in 2016 between Obama and Putin, everything was upended by the US Air Force bombing and killing nearly a hundred soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army in Deir ez-Zor, shredding the ceasefire agreement that had just been reached.

    Trump is dealing with the same occult forces that sabotaged Obama’s ceasefire agreement. It is impossible to know how much strategic support the US deep state has for the ceasefire decision. Ever since the SAA reached the Iraqi border north of al-Tanf, the space available for the US and her allies to maneuver has been dramatically diminished. With al-Tanf isolated, Washington’s ceasefire does not change or shift the already heavily altered balance of power in that area of Syria. For all these reasons, the ceasefire does not appear to be a concession by either party but merely a commonsense move to lessen the possibility of a direct confrontation between super-powers.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/769322/Donald-Trump-Fox-News-Rush-Limbaugh

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https://theintercept.com/2017/01/11/the-deep-state-goes-to-war-with-president-elect-using-unverified-claims-as-dems-cheer/

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July 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

After 1,379 Days, NYTimes Corrects Bogus Claim Iran ‘Sponsored’ 9/11

  • After 1,379 Days, NYTimes Corrects Bogus Claim Iran ‘Sponsored’ 9/11
    by , http://fair.org/
    In its reporting on a dubious lawsuit alleging Iranian meta-involvement in 9/11, the New York Times badly misunderstood the case and maintained for more than three years, in the paper of record, that the government of Iran “sponsored” the September 11, 2001, attacks. The belated correction, issued late Wednesday night on two widely spaced articles on the topic, unceremoniously noted that Iran did not, in fact, help commit the 9/11 attacks.

    The correction came after a report about a lawsuit last week mistakenly claimed that Iran sponsored 9/11, something that had not been alleged in the suit. The article (6/29/17, archived) originally read:

    The government has agreed to distribute proceeds from the building’s sale, which could bring as much as $1 billion, to the families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorist attacks, including the September 11 attacks.

    That 9/11 was an “Iranian-sponsored terrorist attack”  is a spectacular claim, and one that would radically alter the official narrative of 9/11, just casually thrown into an article by the Times. In fact, it isn’t even something the lawsuit alleged. The case in question was a class action lawsuit for families of all terrorism victims, and since Iran was a “state sponsor of terrorism,” they were held generically responsible. (The US State Department maintains that Iran is a “state sponsor of terrorism” chiefly because of its support for militant groups like Hezbollah and Iraq’s Kata’ib Hizballah, whose attacks have been mainly directed at other combatants.)

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http://americanfreepress.net/?p=18307

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http://mycatbirdseat.com/2014/03/51005-crisis-in-ukraine-fomented-by-the-neo-con-kagan-family/

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http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1108/Imminent-Iran-nuclear-threat-A-timeline-of-warnings-since-1979/US-joins-the-warnings-1992-97

Beware of all the Zionists-Illuminists-NeoCon LIES about Iran having nuclear bombs! They don’t! They don’t even have a nuclear weapons program! Cick on image for article!

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/20600-how-to-build-a-nuclear-bomb-scare

Beware of all the Zionist NeoCons pathological lying in the MSM! Click on image for article!

https://web.archive.org/web/20140125085955/http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jews-do-control-the-media/

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July 10, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment