7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident

7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident By Caitlin Johnstone In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence. “This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has…

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Potential Iran False Flag As Rocket Falls Near US Embassy In Iraq & Explosion Hits Israeli Base

Potential Iran False Flag As Rocket Falls Near US Embassy In Iraq & Explosion Hits Israeli Base By TLAV A rocket lands in Green Zone in Iraq. Trump appears to blame Iran Twitter “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” John Bolton heads to war room. Explosion hits military facility in Israel. Is this a false flag to foment war with Iran? YouTube newsman TLAV (The Last American Vagabond) on the latest below. Visit TheLastAmericanVagabond.com, subscribe to TLAV…

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After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks

After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks By Matt Agorist Often, the American mainstream media becomes a de facto government employee, taking the claims of U.S. officials and reporting them as proven fact — and nothing exemplifies this penchant better than reporting on the Gulf of Tonkin incident — perhaps one of most flagrant lies ever dreamed up as a justification for war. On August 5, 1964, the New York Times reported “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats…

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Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq

Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq By Kurt Nimmo A Reuters story published on Tuesday mentions the next false flag incident to move the war against Iran forward. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi’ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to two Iraqi security sources. He told Iraq’s top brass to keep the militias, which are expanding their power in Iraq and now form part of its security apparatus, in check, the…

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Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks

Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks By Jake Johnson (CD) — Is the Trump administration attempting to concoct a false pretext to justify launching a war against Iran? That question has become increasingly common and urgent among anti-war commentators and activists in recent days as U.S. intelligence officials—without citing any concrete evidence—blamed Iran for reported attacks on Saudi and UAE oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend. Commentators quickly likened the accusations to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, referring…

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Bolton Threatens Iran With “Unrelenting Force” as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East

Bolton Threatens Iran With “Unrelenting Force” as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East By Jake Johnson In a late Sunday statement warning—without any evidence whatsoever—of “troubling and escalatory” actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. The United States, said Bolton, “is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message…

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Netanyahu: Israel and Arab Nations Meeting to Advance “Common Interests of War With Iran”

Netanyahu: Israel and Arab Nations Meeting to Advance “Common Interests of War With Iran” By Jessica Corbett (CD) — A deleted tweet from Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ignited fresh fears about his position on Iran, after his official Twitter account provided an English translation of his remarks to reporters on Wednesday while attending an American-led summit about the Middle East hosted in Warsaw, Poland. The initial tweet, translated from Hebrew, had the prime minister saying: “What is important about this meeting, and it is not in secret, because there are many of those—is that…

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Pompeo: US Military Obligated to “Take Down” the Iranians in Venezuela

Pompeo: US Military Obligated to “Take Down” the Iranians in Venezuela By Jessica Corbett (CD) — As a U.S.-backed effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro continues,U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Wednesday that Hezbollah “has active cells” in Venezuela—a claim that was immediately scrutinized and compared with the second Bush administration’s lies to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Hezbollah, a political and militant Shi’ite Muslim group based in Lebanon, has been on the U.S. State Department’s “Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations” list since 1997. In the interview with Fox Business, Pompeo, who previously served…

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American Anchor for Iran’s PressTV Still Jailed Without Charge

American Anchor for Iran’s PressTV Still Jailed Without Charge By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — It took a solid week after her detention in St. Louis, but Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor for Iran’s PressTV and an American citizen, has finally gotten into a courtroom, and learned that she is neither being accused of any crimes nor is she facing any charges. That said, they’re not expecting to let her go any time soon. Hashemi is being held as a witness for a grand jury. Federal law technically allows such detention if a judge…

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U.S. And China Tussle In South China Sea, China Orders Military “To Be Ready” Test MOAB, Russia and Iran Plan Drills In Atlantic

U.S. And China Tussle In South China Sea, China Orders Military “To Be Ready” Test MOAB, Russia and Iran Plan Drills In Atlantic By Aaron Kesel Tensions are continuing to rise between world superpowers. China has ordered its military to “enhance combat readiness” following a test of a MOAB (mother of all bombs); Russia and Iran are planning drills in the Atlantic; and the U.S. just sailed a Navy destroyer through the contested South China waters. Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces People’s Liberation Army…

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