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by Stephen Lendman
Iran is Anglo-Zionism’s main regime change target, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing its sovereign independence.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Tillerson said “(t)he Trump administration is currently conducting across the entire government a review of our Iran policy.”
He irresponsibly called its government “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism…intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon, and continuing to support attacks against Israel.”
Fact: Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries. It threatens none now – not America, not Israel or any others. Tillerson willfully and maliciously lied.
Tillerson: “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it.”
Fact: Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful – with no military component or evidence suggesting it wants one, confirmed by US intelligence and the IAEA.
Fact: Tehran seeks a nuclear free Middle East, Israel the only regional nation with these weapons, threatening world peace.
Tillerson: “The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach.”
“A comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many.”
Fact: No Iranian threats exist. US hostility toward it government is longstanding – persisting since its 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed tyrannical rule.
Tillerson outrageously accused Tehran of “prolonging” conflict in Syria – Obama’s war, now Trump’s, naked aggression using ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers, aided by US terror-bombing.
Tillerson sounds like Hillary and Kerry never left, falsely accusing Iran of aiding Assad “commit atrocities against (his) own people, including with chemical weapons.”
Fact: Assad responsibly defends his nation and people against foreign invaders. Syria, its allied ground forces, Russia and Iran are responsibly combatting US-supported terrorism.
Tillerson’s deplorable rant continued, claiming Tehran seeks Israel’s destruction, saying it conducts cyberattacks on America and its regional allies, along with other malicious Big Lies.
Its “nuclear ambitions are a grave risk to international peace and security,” he added. “The JCPOA fail(ed) to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran. It only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state.”
“Iran’s provocative actions threaten the United States, the region and the world.” Once Washington’s review of its Iran policy is complete, “we will meet the challenges (it) poses with clarity and conviction.”
What’s going on? Are Americans being prepared for another Trump battleground? How many fronts will he pursue? How many wars of aggression against nations threatening no others?
Confronting North Korea and Iran belligerently would be madness, risking potentially catastrophic conflicts against both countries. Are Russia and China on Trump’s target list?
No nations anywhere threaten America or its allies. Trump’s rage for warmaking threatens humanity’s survival.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.