After the attack on the Saudi oil facility, do you believe Trump was right to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal?
Westerners, especially Americans, must be very careful not to let their politicians and msm pull their strings. Most have never learned to do their own research in the area of foreign policy, and that is the main reason so many Americans, Vietnamese, Koreans, Libyans, Syrians, Iraqis, etc, have lost their lives and America has accrued a staggering $22.5 trillion debt that will never be paid down or off.
The fact is, this question is in line with the US Establishment narrative that the Iranians had always intended to do harm to the US and its allies.
Firstly, if the US had remained in and upheld the Iran Deal, the world would be able to monitor any Iranian nuclear activity that might lead to the development of a nuclear weapon. They now have forfeited that very important factor in world peace. And ironically, Israel, the country that pushed hardest to prevent and then stop the deal, is now significantly less safe and secure. Indeed, because of this irrational pullout by the US, Iran is slowly increasing the enrichment of its uranium. Nobody wanted this and it did not have to be. Ironically, while the US has been a perfect lapdog for Netanyahu, his acquiescence to all of Israel's reckless actions is making Israel less safe. Trump is acting like an indulgent father who, instead of trying to persuade his addict son to kick the drug habit, keeps hiring expensive lawyers to keep him out of jail and deeper and deeper in trouble. Thus, the US by its silence, is encouraging Israel to keep attacking Syria, Iraq and Lebanon with missiles and killing terror-fighting troops and destroying infrastructure -- all clear-cut acts of war!
Secondly, the Yemeni Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack on the Saudi oil facility, so what does this have to do with Iran?
Let’s be realistic. Iran is a sovereign country. While we are constantly exposed to the line “Israel has a right to defend itself,” Americans are subliminally taught that Iran does NOT have the right to defend itself and must keep allowing its troops to be murdered by Israeli missiles. So one nation is sovereign and the other is not? How can this position possibly be defended?
For years, Israel has been constantly attacking targets in Syria, as reported here Israel has launched countless strikes in Syria. What's new is Russia's response
claiming that each strike was conducted to prevent the Iranian fighters in Syria from developing or accumulating weapons with which to attack Israel and that such a strike was imminent but that Israel had heroically prevented it. But according to this narrative, Iran would have had prepared hundreds of such strikes, each thwarted by the heroic little nation of Israel. However, this story does not hold water because if the Iranians were preparing an unprovoked attack on IsraeL for all those years when the latter has been pounding Syria with missiles, then the Iranians would have long destroyed Tel Aviv. After all, Iran has stashed over 100,000 missiles, some guided, in hidden mountain redoubts, and if it had wanted to destroy Tel Aviv, it could easily have done it long ago.
This and other facts give Russia confidence that Iran is not about to destroy Israel. And Russia cares deeply about Israel because about 20% of Israelis were born in Russia, and Putin considers Netanyanu a friend.
So do Iran and Hezbollah have weapons stashed in Syria (and also in Iraq and Lebanon) that can be used against Israel? You bet they do! I suspect, however, that less than 5% of Americans are aware that Israel attacked Lebanon in 2006 and nearly destroyed the country but that, by cleverly outmanoeuvring Israel, Hezbollah saved Lebanon from being completely destroyed of becoming a vassal to Israel. Even the small number of Americans who do know the intimate details about this war probably generally are unaware that the pretext for the Israeli attack was false:
From Israel Admits that the Justification for Waging the 2006 War on Lebanon Was Fabricated - Global Research
“Shortly after their capture, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert described the event as an “act of war” by Lebanon. He didn’t mention the fact Israel continuously carries acts similar events in Lebanon since “Operation Litani” in 1978. He didn’t mention the fact that the Lebanese government wasn’t involved. Moreover, it couldn’t be involved because Israel had damaged the Lebanese government control over the southern parts of the country.”
Israel was therefore the main aggressor but contrived to make it look like Lebanon had provoked the war.
Now then, while the Israeli and US Establishments shriek about Hezbollah being “the enemy” and “terrorists,” people who know their history understand that without Hezbollah and Iranian arms, Lebanon would not be safe. The fact is, the real issue is Lebanon’s security but Israel pretends it is all about keeping Israel safe. This narrative could never convince an educated populace, but after all, we are talking about the dumbed-down victims of the US msm who rarely study foreign affairs, foreign cultures or anything of the kind.
Of course, we can’t expect Trump — who admits he gets all his news from TV — to know enough about the Middle East conflicts and their history to make wise decisions. But we might at least expect him to do enough homework to keep us all out of WW III. So, based on the above, is he justified in pulling out of the Iran deal and thereby infuriating Iran?
Russia seems to be the only sane world power on the planet. While the US reflexively carries Israel’s water and defends it even in the indefensible, Russia has a balanced view and makes it a point to understand both sides of the conflict. It also treats both sides with respect.
That is why Russia has done two seemingly contradictory things:
1—In a recent summit in Israel, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told Netanyahu and the now-out-to-pasture John Bolton that Iran is a Russian ally and always will be. Pretty strong medicine considering that the Western media were chanting in unison that the US was hoping this meeting would help pull Russia away from Iran.
2—On the other side of the coin, according to Times of Israel (Russian official: If Iran attacks Israel, we’ll stand with you):
“’In the case of aggression against Israel, not only will the United States stand by Israel’s side — Russia, too, will be on Israel’s side,” Russian Deputy Ambassador to Israel Leonid Frolov said. “Many of our countrymen live here in Israel, and Israel in general is a friendly nation, and therefore we won’t allow any aggression against Israel.’”
Now this is real diplomacy by a country that really wants peace. Contrast this position with the US, which defends ONLY Israel all the time and always considers Iran an enemy – yet hypocritically draughts “peace” plans that attempt to buy the Palestinians with dollars but at the expense of what little territory they have left. That latter approach, dear reader, is a recipe for chaos and war in the Middle East, and indeed, it is it not what have we seen there in the decades since the founding of Israel in 1948?
AIPAC (a group that decides who gets to be president and censors internet content to hide Israeli blemishes)
ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO EXIST=PALESTINIANS’ DUTY TO DIE
http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news--analysis/ls-right-to-existarabs-right-to-die (was posted at Quora but was pulled for violating an unnamed rule. Only my posts exposing Israel’s indiscretions get pulled)
POPULAR US RELIGIOUS CULT DEFILES THE HOLY LAND
IS ISRAEL PUSHING LEBANON TOWARD A SECURITY ACCORD WITH RUSSIA?
U.S. QUICKLY MAKING ITSELF IRRELEVANT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
VINCE ON QUORA: WHY IS THE WEST SO UNCONCERNED ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF THE PALESTINIANS?
VINCE ON QUORA: WHY DOES THE US SHOW UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL AND NOT PALESTINE? (DECONSTRUCTING “CHRISTIAN” ZIONISM)
http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/news--analysis/vince-on-quora-why-does-the-us-show-unwavering-support-for-israel-and-not-palestine (reasons for US policies)