Friday, January 3, 2020

Trump Needs Some History Update.

Trump, in full accordance to US elites' MO, tweeted, in the wake of assassination of General Soleimani, next:
         Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!
I am not sure what DJT meant by this, but Iran, actually, withstood Saddam Iraq's, supported by half-the-world, onslaught for ten years and that, under the conditions which existed then, was nothing short of military victory. The stream of utter stupidity from top echelon of Washington's power ensued and even Yahoo News was forced to point out:
Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted that “Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!” That was not the conclusion of the U.S. Defense Department’s 1,300-page report on the Iraq war, which was released last year. The study found that Iran was the only winner in the decades-long conflict.
What do ya know. Trump really needs some basic course in military history of the XX-XXI centuries to improve his situational awareness in order to order his minions to stop delivering absolutely delusional statements:
The initial Pentagon statement on the strike said it “was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.” In an interview on CNN Friday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a more urgent explanation, saying the attack headed off an “imminent threat to American lives.” He gave no details. Pompeo said “the world is a much safer place” with Soleimani gone. “I can assure you that Americans in the region are much safer,” Pompeo said.
It is very clear that the "strike" achieved totally opposite aims and one can only guess at this stage what will be Iran's response. There WILL BE a response. Iran is neither Iraq nor Syria, she can defend herself and she can project power in the region. So, at this stage, let's wait and see where this all leads us, but any US involvement in Iran directly can be the end of whatever is left of US power. So much for "safety".
UPDATE: Oh goodness gracious. If true, we have, indeed, imbeciles running this country. 
A convoy carrying high-profile members of the Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias, was hit by an airstrike while traveling in Baghdad, according to multiple reports.The three-car convoy was struck in the northern outskirts of the Iraqi capital in the district of al-Taji, according to an Iraqi military source cited by Reuters. Six militiamen were reported killed in the attack, with three others critically injured. It remains unclear who carried out the strike.
We'll see what is going on pretty soon. But as Andrei Raevsky reports:
This is also clearly part of the Empire’s anti-Shia strategy.
If it is, indeed, a "strategy", it is not a good one, to put it mildly. But in the end, could it be just Bibi not willing to go to jail?  

UPDATE-2: and why did they want this war for decades? My first book answers this question in full. It is the same reason why the US defeated Nazis alone, simple as that. Exceptional nations do not get humiliated, after all, do we remember how Iran humiliated Jimmy Carter? Not that Ronald Reagan was against it... Do you recall what date hostages were released by Iran? Right.... Reagan's Inauguration Day.

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