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US Announces Decision to Quit Nuclear Agreement with Russia

  • RT America Published on Oct 22, 2018
    National Security Advisor John Bolton heads to Moscow in what was expected to be a high tension meeting as he met with top Russian officials. RT America’s Sara Montes De Oca reports. For Analysis, RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes is joined by Peter Kuznick, professor of history at American University.


October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

US Has Been Seeking Global Hegemony Since End of WWll: Analyst

  • PressTV Published on Oct 22, 2018
    The US has long been seeking global domination but some countries won’t allow that to happen, says an American analyst. Keith Preston, director of the made the remarks while discussing Russia’s jab at Washington that its “dreams” of becoming the world’s sole superpower would never come true. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the US was pulling out of an arms control treaty with Russia, known as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which bans ground-based medium-range missiles.

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October 23, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Vows to Pull US Out of Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia

  • RT Published on Oct 20, 2018
    The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, President Donald Trump said. He cited Russia’s alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to ‘develop the weapons.’ READ MORE:


October 22, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

What If the Entire Middle East Was Like Israel? Trump Admin Can Dream… Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Apartheid, Terrorism, War Crimes …. Nuclear Armed …

  • RT Published on Oct 15, 2018
    READ MORE: Israel is everything the US wishes the Middle East would be, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a speech, while bashing the Obama administration’s approach to Iran as resembling a “Disney movie.”

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing by Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit .

“Iran doesn’t frighten me and I don’t think it should frighten the American people. They don’t have a bomb. They haven’t made a decision to build one. They don’t have the means to deliver one. And the Israelis have 300 atomic bombs! I mean who presents the existential threat to whom?” – Pat Buchanan (7:58 onwards)

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

by Warner D. Farr, LTC, U.S. Army,


October 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Land, Sea & Air: Russia Tests Its Nukes in Large-Scale Drills

  • RT Published on Oct 12, 2018
    Courtesy: Russian Ministry of Defence The Russian military has tested components of its nuclear deterrence, including land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear-armed submarines and strategic aircraft with nuclear bombs, intended for retaliation against enemy attack. All three components of the Russian nuclear triad were involved in the exercise on Thursday. READ MORE:


October 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , | Leave a comment

US Switching to Ukraine as Location to Start World War III Against Russia

  • US Switching to Ukraine as Location to Start World War III Against Russia
    The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to Ukraine as the locale to start World War III, and from which the nuclear war is to be sparked against Russia, which borders Ukraine.

    Here is why Syria is no longer the US alliance’s preferred choice as a place to start WW III:

    On September 4th, US President Donald Trump publicly threatened Syria, Iran and Russia that if they exterminated the jihadists in Syria’s only remaining jihadist-controlled province, Idlib, then the US might launch a full-scale invasion against Syria, Iran and Russia in Syria. Either the US or Russia would then quickly escalate to nuclear war so as not to lose in Syria — that would be the conventional-war start to World War III.

    The leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Syria (Putin, Rouhani, Erdogan, and Assad), agreed in two meetings, one on September 7th and the other on September 17th, to (as I had recommended on September 10th) transfer control of Syria’s only remaining jihadist-controlled province, Idlib, to NATO-member Turkey. This action effectively prevents the US alliance from going to war against Russia if Russia’s alliance (which includes Syria) obliterates all the jihadist groups in the Al-Qaeda-led Syrian province Idlib. For the US to war against Russia there would also be war against fellow-NATO-member Turkey — out of the question.

    The US has been using Al Qaeda in Syria to train and lead the jihadist groups which have been trying to overthrow Syria’s Government and to replace it with a government that has been selected by the Saud family who own Saudi Arabia. Ever since 1949 the US Government has been trying to do this (to place the Saud family in charge of Syria). That plan is now being placed on-hold if not blocked altogether, because of the Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria, agreement. As I reported on September 25th, “Turkey Now Controls Syria’s Jihadists”. The US would no longer be able to save them, but Turkey would, if Erdogan wants to. “Turkey is thus now balanced on a knife’s edge, between the US and its allies (representing the Saud family) on the one side, versus Russia and its allies (representing the anti-Saud alliance) on the other.”

    During the same period in which the US Government was setting Syria up as the place to start WW III, it was also setting up Ukraine as an alternative possibility to do that. US President Obama, in a very bloody February 2014 coup which he had started planning by no later than 2011, overthrew Ukraine’s democratically elected President, and replaced him by a rabidly anti-Russian racist-fascist regime whose Ukrainian tradition went back to ideologically nazi Ukrainian organizations that had supported Hitler during World War II. Though communism is gone from Russia ever since 1991, the US aristocracy never ended its goal of conquering Russia; the Cold War was secretly continued on the US-NATO side. Ukraine’s nazis (meaning its racist-fascists) are now the US and UK aristocracies’ chief hope to achieve this ambition of a US-and-allied global conquest. Here are the recent steps toward WW III regarding the US alliance’s new (since 2014) prize, Ukraine:

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October 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kerry Warns of War After U.S. Exit from Nuclear Deal

  • Kerry Warns of War After U.S. Exit from Nuclear Deal
    Former secretary of state John Kerry said on Friday that there is chance of conflict with Iran after the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

    By pulling out of the accord, President Donald Trump has “made it more likely that there will be conflict in the region”, AFP reported him as saying at the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Kerry led diplomatic efforts that resulted in the 2015 nuclear agreement. Recalling what he went through to open discussions with Iran, he said Ayatollah Khamenei was “dead set” against negotiations with the U.S. and talk were only achieved through enormous diplomatic efforts.

    The former U.S. chief diplomat called the nuclear deal the most “transparent” agreement in the world. “This is the single, strongest, most far-reaching transparent agreement on face of the planet.”

    Last month, Kerry berated Trump for having described the JCPOA as the “worst deal ever”, saying the U.S. president tries to “make things up” on Iran. Trump withdrew unilaterally from the nuclear deal in May which was endorsed by the UN Security Council resolution 2231. Since then, the remaining parties to the deal, including France, Germany, the UK, Russia, and China, are trying to convince Tehran to remain in the multilateral agreement.

    Under the JCPOA, Iran is obliged to scale back its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of economic and financial sanctions. Twelve reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency have verified Iran’s compliance. The five other major powers to the deal — Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia — have stuck by it.

    To circumvent renewed U.S. sanctions, the European Union announced plans during the UN General Assembly week to create a new financial entity to facilitate transactions with Iran, a move that could also challenge U.S. domination of the international financial system.

    He also revealed that both Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah and Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak told him that the U.S. should attack Iran. “When I met King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia he said ‘the only way to deal with Iran is bomb’. Also, when I met president Mubarak of Egypt he said ‘you have to bomb Iran’.”

    According to Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also urged President Barack Obama to give the go-ahead for bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities.


October 8, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe’s Will to Save Iran Deal Must Translate into Action: Zarif

  • Europe’s Will to Save Iran Deal Must Translate into Action: Zarif
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expresses satisfaction with ongoing European efforts to keep the 2015 nuclear deal in place despite the US exit, but says such political will should in the end translate into workable “mechanisms” aimed at ensuring Tehran’s interests.

    In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Zarif praised the European signatories to the nuclear agreement for defying US President Donald Trump’s pressure and standing by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — a binding international agreement.

    Zarif said UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron “and everybody else said that we are committed” to the JCPOA and to making sure that “Iran enjoys the economic dividends of the deal.” “The Europeans probably made better commitments than anybody expected,” said the minister.

    Zarif, however, said, making commitments alone are not enough, and called on Iran’s European partners to put into action their political will to neutralize the anti-Iran bans re-imposed by Washington.

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October 5, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Threatens Russia with Military Strike

  • PressTV Published on Oct 3, 2018
    The United States has threatened Russia with a military strike after claiming that Moscow is developing banned cruise missiles. U-S ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said Russia is building medium-range ballistic missiles in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. She said Washington remains committed to a diplomatic solution but it is ready to consider a military strike if Moscow doesn’t halt its activity. The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed the U-S envoy’s remarks as aggressive and destructive. It added that Washington will get a detailed response from Moscow’s military experts. The U-S claims Russia is developing a ground-launched system in breach of a Cold War treaty that allows Russia to launch a nuclear strike on Europe, but Moscow has strongly denied the allegation.


October 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IAEA Rejects Israel’s Anti-Iran Allegations, Says It’s Visited All Relevant Sites in Iran

  • PressTV Published on Oct 3, 2018
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has turned down a call by Israeli Prime Minister to inspect what he claims to be a secret nuclear facility in Iran. I-A-E-A Director General, Yukiya Amano, has said in a statement that the agency inspects sites and locations ONLY when needed. He noted that the agency’s independence is of paramount importance and it does not take intelligence presented to it at face value. Amano’s comments come days after Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Iran of having a secret atomic warehouse near the capital Tehran and called on the I-A-E-A to it. Tehran has denied the allegation as baseless. The I-A-E-A carries out verification of Iran’s atomic commitments under the country’s nuclear deal with world powers.

  • “The reason Iran doesn’t have a bomb is because they don’t want it. They could have built a bomb.” – Buchanan
  • Pat Buchanan Blasts Bibi: He’s “Been Crying Wolf For Decades” About Iran
    by Tyler Durden,
    Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s powerpoint presentation Monday evening – allegedly demonstrating captured evidence, documents, and computer disks, showing a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program much more advanced and ambitious than the Iranian government publicly admits existed – Pat Buchanan joined Sean Hannity on his show to discuss the reality behind Bibi’s warning.

    As RealClearPolitics’ Tim Hains reports, Buchanan pulled no punches in his criticism, exclaiming that the Israeli PM has been “crying wolf for decades” about Iran and that “Bibi Netanyahu, with due respect, wants the United States to fight a war with Iran on Israel’s behalf.”

    “I don’t want my country getting into another war,” Buchanan said about Netanyahu’s revelation. “The reason Iran doesn’t have a bomb is because they don’t want it. They could have built a bomb.”

    “Tell the IAEA to go in and either confirm or deny what Netanyahu said. “Don’t rely on him. Rely on our CIA coming out and saying, ‘We were wrong, Netanyahu is right, they have a secret atomic bomb program and they’re working on it right now and they have been and we were lied to.

    If the CIA and DIA do that, I would say first to fire the guys in charge who didn’t cover it. And second, maybe we should act, but certainly not act on second-hand documents and a press conference from Bibi Netanyahu.”

    “What are we going to do, rely on a press conference from Bibi Netanyahu to go to war?”

    And Buchanan is not alone in his disdain for Bibi’s historic warmongering and lies.

“Iran doesn’t frighten me and I don’t think it should frighten the American people. They don’t have a bomb. They haven’t made a decision to build one. They don’t have the means to deliver one. And the Israelis have 300 atomic bombs! I mean who presents the existential threat to whom?” – Pat Buchanan (7:58 onwards)

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Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran’s Nonexistent Nuclear Weapon: The Boy Who Cried Wolf! 
    by SM Gibson, The Anti-Media, via 
    In Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress today, he exclaimed“Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.” This declaration that Iran is close to obtaining a nuclear weapon is nothing new for the Prime Minister.

    In 1992, Netanyahu, who was then a member of Israeli Parliament, said that Iran was only three to five years away from developing and securing nuclear arms. He also urged the United States to intervene to prevent such an occurrence from transpiring. Netanyahu stated that Iran’s race to obtain nuclear weapons needed to be “uprooted by an international front headed by the US.”

    Iran did not acquire nuclear weapons within three to five years.

    In his book, Fighting Terrorism — which was released in 1995 — Netanyahu wrote that Iran was “five to seven years at most” from possessing an operational nuclear facility. Seven years has come and gone, and yet Iran has still not accomplished this objective.

    Netanyahu solicited the United States to become involved in Iran’s affairs once again in 1996. Speaking to the US Congress, the newly elected Prime Minister said“the international community must reinvigorate its efforts to isolate [Iran], and prevent them from acquiring atomic power.” He then added, “Only the United States can lead this vital international effort to stop the nuclearization of terrorist states. But the deadline for attaining this goal is getting extremely close.”

    It has been 19 years since Netanyahu proclaimed that Iran’s goal of procuring atomic arms was “extremely close.” They still do not have these arms or even the capabilities to produce such weapons.

    Netanyahu made this warning again in 2009. While speaking to a Congressional delegation visiting Israel, he complained that Iran’s “tentacles” were choking Israel. He also added, that according to “our experts”, Iran was only 1-2 years away from gaining nuclear devices.

    2012’s assertion that Iran was on the cusp of becoming nuclear was possibly Netanyahu’s most hyperbolic and vehement to date. In an address to the United Nations General Assembly, he said “it’s only a few months, possibly a few weeks before they get enough enriched uranium for the first bomb.” He also went on at great length to paint Iran as the most menacing force on the planet. Phrases such as “world’s most dangerous terrorist regime” and “driven by a lust for violence” were used by Netanyahu to describe the Iranians.

    The weeks and months that Netanyahu referred to in his UN oration have passed us by, and yet Iran has still not gained these nuclear armaments.

    In opposition to the multitude of claims by the MIT graduate and Israeli Prime Minister, Reuters  reported in 2012 that,

    “The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran’s nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.”

    In fact, even the Mossad — Israel’s intelligence agency — contradicted and discredited Netanyahu’s claims in 2012. The intelligence group reported that Iran is “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”according to leaked documents.

    In today’s speech, the Prime Minister — who also happens to receive over90% of his campaign funding from the United States — also voiced in his address to Congress that Iran was “gobbling up all the nations.” It should be noted that Iran, a nation that is by no means a beacon of freedom, has not actually invaded any nation — unless provoked — in modern times.

    Given Netanyahu’s rhetoric over the past 20 years, if Iran were ever actually moments away from “going nuclear,” how could anyone believe him?

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Beware of all the lies and propaganda of the Zionist Illuminist western MSM !


October 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Any US Strike on Russia Missiles Could trigger World War 3

  • PressTV Published on Oct 3, 2018
    Any attempt by the United States to take out Russian cruise missile systems would lead to a larger military confrontation between the two nuclear powers, says an analyst.


October 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Iran, EU to Finalize Cooperation Mechanism Despite US Pressures: Spokesman

  • Iran, EU to Finalize Cooperation Mechanism Despite US Pressures: Spokesman
    TEHRAN — Iran and the European Union are working to finalize a mechanism to guarantee trade cooperation despite the US pressures to abort the attempts, an Iranian spokesman said Monday.

    Iran and the EU have neared an understanding following intensive negotiations, Bahram Qasemi, spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said at his weekly press briefing. The United States attempts to abort Iran-EU engagement will fail virtually, Qasemi stressed.

    On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the central banks of seven European states are ready to work with Iran amid the US new sanctions expected to take affect on Nov 4. The Europeans have made extensive efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal over the past few months, Zarif said.

    After the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in May, the remaining parties, including the EU, have been trying to keep the deal afloat. US President Donald Trump has vowed to re-impose oil and banking sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the 2015 international nuclear deal.


October 3, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iran, Europe ‘Finalizing Mechanism for Cooperation, US Sabotage Sure to Fail’

  • Iran, Europe ‘Finalizing Mechanism for Cooperation, US Sabotage Sure to Fail’
    Iran has been doing copious work with Europe to devise a mechanism to guarantee continued bilateral trade despite attempts by the United States to obstruct such cooperation, says an Iranian official, declaring that US sabotage is “certain” to fail as a result of ongoing Iranian-European diplomatic engagement.

    “After much negotiation over a clear mechanism with Europe, we have neared certain understandings; and for sure, US sabotage in that regard will fail,” said Bahram Qassemi, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, during a press briefing on Monday.

    Qassemi referred to the US unilateral pullout from a multilateral deal with Iran, Europe, Russia, and China on May 8, and said Tehran has since been negotiating with the remaining parties to work out a mechanism to beat the US financial reach in European countries that would hinder their continued cooperation with Iran.

    Iran struck the deal with originally six world powers and the European Union (EU) back in 2015, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in return for mainly lifting restrictions on its oil sales.

    When US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled America out in May, he reintroduced the previous sanctions and imposed new ones on the Islamic Republic. He also introduced punitive measures — known as secondary sanctions — against third countries doing business with Iran.

    Iran has stayed in the deal but has stressed that the other parties to the agreement have to work to offset the negative impacts of the US pullout for Iran if they wanted Tehran to continue to remain in it. Europe has been taking a range of measures to meet the Iranian demand for practical guarantees.

    ‘Details to remain undisclosed’
    On September 24, Iran and its five partners released a joint statement announcing the setting up of a “Special Purpose Vehicle” to facilitate continued trade with Iran, bypass the US’s financial system, and avoid any impact of America’s secondary sanctions. That statement did not provide details. And EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said technical talks would ensue.

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October 3, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Netanyahu’s UN Speech Aimed at ‘Creating Pretexts for Attacks’ – Scholar

  • Netanyahu’s UN Speech Aimed at ‘Creating Pretexts for Attacks’ – Scholar
    The Iranian foreign minister called Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims of a secret nuclear facility in Iran “an arts and crafts show.” In a tweet published on Thursday, Mr. Zarif noted that Israel was the only regime in the Middle East possessing a secret and undeclared nuclear weapons program, including an actual atomic arsenal.

    Radio Sputnik discussed Netanyahu’s speech at the UN with Tim Anderson, an expert in international politics at the University of Sydney.

    Sputnik: Iran says that Netanyahu’s claims cannot be taken into account seriously. What judgment do you have regarding Israeli PM’s UN speech? Do his arguments stand up to scrutiny?

    Tim Anderson: 
    He is a dangerous man and he is creating, like his mentor in the US, pretexts, which were a bit of credibility, pretexts that he will use and has used for almost arbitrary attacks.

    He’s threatened to attack, for example, his Iranian opponents in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon; he’s making very serious threats and this is the pretext, the pretext of some preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear program.

    Sputnik: Do you think that he was believed? How seriously were his remark taken and by whom?

    Tim Anderson:
     It’s difficult to say because in a sense political alliances mean more than beliefs these days. Unfortunately, there’s a great indulgence of Israel in Russia, there’s a special relationship there.

    Of course, we know that many of the European states are committed; so whatever they might believe, how they react to this sort of new pretext to war, unfortunately, hangs more on the traditional alliances and actually whether it’s a convincing argument.

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Not only is he NUTS, he is genocidally insane and a pathological liar ! Graphic source:


October 1, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey

  • TheRealNews Published on Sep 29, 2018
    As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of “terrible consequences” for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal partners withstand U.S. pressure? We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson


October 1, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment