US Drone shot down

He said, She said

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it had shot down a US surveillance drone, further raising tensions between Tehran and Washington and sending oil prices sharply higher.

The IRNA, Iran's official news agency, released an image of what it says is the US drone after it was hit © IRNA
The IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, released an image of what it says is the US drone after it was hit © IRNA
















In a case of “he said,she said” Iran said the drone was over their territory and the US said it was “international waters” and it “didn’t do nuffin wrong”.




This seems to be a good site for breaking news:


Mossad coordinates terror strike group?

The first casualty of war is the truth

According to a report by a Yemeni website dubbed ‘Al-Najm al-Thagheb’ on the last Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, after the US expressed its reluctance to engage in a military confrontation with Iran following the attacks on the oil tankers, the intelligence shows that Israelis and some Arab states in the Persian Gulf region are cooperating to launch a new world war.

The Al-Najm al-Thagheb’s report quoted a former member of the Israeli Knesset by the name of ‘Talab Abu Arar’ as saying that Israel had a hand in the earlier attacks on four commercial vessels in the Fujairah port off the UAE coast and continued its attempts to create more tensions in cooperation with some Arab states in the region.

The report added that there have recently been several meetings between Israeli and Emirate officials that agreed on the formation of a new armed group comprised of radical Islamists to carry out sabotage attacks in the Indian Ocean, the Oman Sea, and parts of South Asia.

Citing informed sources, the Yemeni website said that the former members of the Yemeni Al-Qaeda group form the core of the new armed group, with their command stationed in Hadhramaut desert of Yemen under the supervision of Mossad and intelligence services of Arab states in the Persian Gulf.

According to the report, the armed group was formed 8 months ago and its members were trained in Israeli military bases in Eritrea and training bases of Arab countries. Their number is about 175, of which 80 were former members of Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

The report further added that the head of UAE intelligence has personally been engaged in meetings with Israeli Mossad officials.


Propaganda or Truth?

Is the above story true?  Sources can be found on the web (see below) but they are partisan  – Islamic, Turkish or Yemeni etc.   However, it must be said that Israel has been pushing for war with Iran (at least an American war) for a decade and therefore it has the ring of truth.

Israel, UAE intelligence services form group to carry out sabotage attacks in Oman Sea, Indian Ocean



No credibility


In a Fox News video published on You Tube on Jul 24, 2018, Tucker Carlson argued that an Iran war would destroy Trump’s presidency. Retired Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor warned that such a war would have wider implications dragging in Russia and China [1] and warned (nearly a year ago) that the Neo-Conservatives would use a “Gulf of Tonkin” false flag attack as an excuse for war. [2]   PressTVUK has produced a good video that lays out the events in a sequential manner and analyses them critically. [3] 

False Flag Cartoon
Ben Garrison Cartoon















Israeli News Live

Israeli News Live has a perceptive analysis that adds a lot more intelligence information. [4]  Over the past decade, Bolton has endorsed regime change in Tehran at the hands of the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) an extremely marginal group with no support inside Iran but some support in the Diaspora. Only in 2012 did the State Department delist the MEK as a terrorist group, which is ironic in light of the fact that they recently listed the IRG (Iranian Republican Guard) as terrorists. In other words MEK has been restored to favour to foment trouble.   Both Bolton and Rudy Giuliani (from Trump’s inner circle) have spoken at MEK events at home and abroad and last fall Rudy Giuliani told Iranian dissidents in Times Square that regime change is “going to happen.”[5] According to the video it is these MEK dissidents that purchased Iranian patrol boats to conduct the false flag.  If this is correct then it bears uncanny echoes of the story related by journalist Seymour Hersh regarding a brain-storming session conducted with Neocons and Vice President Dick Cheney where it was proposed to build fake Iranian patrol boats and man them with disguised Seals for a false flag attack. [6] Of course, the CENTCOM video could be a simple rescue mission (as suggested on a previous post). There are many reasons to regard the official narrative as suspect.

Mysterious Blazes

Another interesting and under-reported fact is the Mysterious Blazes on Six Iranian Ships in Iranian Ports  [7] which according to the video was the work of mercenary frogmen hired by Saudi Arabia in response to the Houthi sabotage of their pipeline.

No Credibility

The retired American Politician Ron Paul says that  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rush to judgement that Iran was behind the apparent attacks on two tanker ships last week has not galvanized world opinion against Iran, as the neocons hoped. Instead, it was met with high scepticism even among Washington’s closest allies. Has the neocon practice of massively exaggerating and endlessly issuing threats finally destroyed US credibility on the world stage? [8]

They Lied: False flag meme
They Lied: False flag meme

















Book Notification – A New Commentary

Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary

 Dark Sayings

 The contextualization of Wisdom Literature in the 7th and 8th Centuries:

An Inter-textual and Stylometric approach to the book of Proverbs

(Including a précis of Canticles, Qohleth and Job)

P. Wyns, Dark Sayings, Biblaridion Media 2019, 603 pages


Read more here:


Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary
Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary















[1] Tucker: An Iran war would destroy Trump’s presidency  FOX NEWS

[2] Tucker: An Iran war would destroy Trump’s presidency  FOX NEWS

[3] DEBUNKED: Trump’s False-Flag Campaign Against Iran Destroyed.

[4]  Is the Stage Set for War?

[5] What John Bolton’s Iranian Regime Change Looks Like By Davis Richardson • 05/22/19 10:38am OBSERVER

[6] Seymour Hersh: Cheney’s provocateur plans to kick off war with Iran

[7] Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Mysterious Blazes on Six Iranian Ships in Iranian Ports

[8] Credibility Crisis: No One Believes Pompeo On Iran Attack

Color images confirm Iranian sabotage

It must be true…it is in technicolor!

The Pentagon has released a time-line and color enhanced video shots that establish beyond doubt…..absolutely nothing (LOL). It seems to me more likely that the video was originally in color and then deliberately degraded.

Color attack Photo
Color attack Photo

















What you apparently see are a number of Iranian special forces (in high visibility life-jackets) rescuing the crew removing a mine.  It is interesting that the patrol boat is alongside the T-with-arrow marking as this is exactly amidships and therefore has the least roll and sway for attaching a Jacob’s rescue ladder.[1]   Notice the time stamp (13:18) and the very long shadows (sun should be overhead casting small shadows) notice the white draft gauge markings (not present on the CENTCOM image of the current tanker). Even if the story is true (sic) the Iranians are removing mines not placing them.  If they are removing a mine they are doing it in an incredibly stupid, nonchalant and unprofessional manner. Of course this critique has already been per-empted by the ABC;

“The officials described the attempt to remove the unexploded
mine in the way shown in the images as "very high risk"
and not a way that the U.S. Navy would have ever undertaken.
According to those officials they would have removed the mine
remotely with as few personnel around the ship as possible”.

So, the Iranians who supposedly planted the mine were too stupid to know how to safely remove it (LOL).

Mine placement
Mine placement

















Firstly, this could be a picture of anything (it has no context) and secondly what is the raised round disk? Could it be an anode? [2]


Iran or Israel?

Mullah Cartoon
Mullah Cartoon










Israel Peace
Israel Peace










US To Send 1,000 More Troops To Counter Iran As Pentagon Releases New Photographs Of Tanker Attack

Mullah facepalm
Mullah facepalm











Further reading:


Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks



Pentagon Shares New Photos, Timeline of Gulf Oil Tanker Attacks


Pentagon releases additional photos alleging Iran behind oil tanker attacks

Book Notification – A New Commentary

Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary

 Dark Sayings

 The contextualization of Wisdom Literature in the 7th and 8th Centuries:

An Inter-textual and Stylometric approach to the book of Proverbs

(Including a précis of Canticles, Qohleth and Job)

P. Wyns, Dark Sayings, Biblaridion Media 2019, 603 pages

Read more here:


Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary
Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary











Footnote Links

[2] Anode —-Zink or aluminum or some such alloy that is fixed to the hull of a vessel. They are ‘eaten’  up by electrical currents moving from the vessel to the water. The anode is sacrificed to protect the metal hull of the vessel – without the anode, the hull plating would be dissolved by electrolysis. 



Torpedo or Missile?

Was a “harpoon” responsible for the damage?

It has been pointed out that if the tanker was hit above the waterline it could hardly be a torpedo and crew members reported something flying. It seems likely that the weapon was a submarine launched harpoon attack. The harpoon has recently been re-commissioned after successful trails.









“……typically if you shoot a Harpoon and it 
hits above the waterline it’ll punch a hole
and blow up but it won’t sink a ship”.[1]

Book Notification – A New Commentary

Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary
Dark Sayings: Proverbs Commentary










Dark Sayings

 The contextualization of Wisdom Literature in the 7th and 8th Centuries:

An Inter-textual and Stylometric approach to the book of Proverbs

(Including a précis of Canticles, Qohleth and Job)

P. Wyns, Dark Sayings, Biblaridion Media 2019, 603 pages

Read more here:


[1] VIDEO: Navy May Bring Back Harpoon Missiles on Attack Subs After Successful SINKEX; RIMPAC Also Highlights Ground-to-Ship Strike Capability July 30 2018





Father of a lie

Lies and more lies

Below are some links to must read articles that delve deeper into the Iranian tanker incident. Often the truth is only found in the alternative media although sometimes the comments under the articles can be abrasive and often rude or down right racist some of the comments carry useful insights… is one such comment:


  1. A torpedo becomes a mine, and is now possibly a flying object
  2. The USA, who everyone knows is wanting to start a war, releases a blurred and grainy video of a boat (could be any boat) next to a ship (could be any ship). Where is the evidence that this is the ship that was attacked? Where’s the smoke or charring?
  3. Several dozen people on board the boat. Are these the sailors being rescued by the Iranians, and if so, isn’t removing a mine in front of witness rather stupid?
  4. Why place a mine above the waterline where it can be easily seen, instead of BELOW the waterline?
  5. When & where do you place the mine? When the ship is out at sea (and can be seen) or when it’s at port (in UAE and Saudi)? Either way, how can you place a mine and not be seen? Surely carrying a mine around a busy port would invite some questions?
  6. In any crime there has to be Motive, Means and Opportunity. Whilst Iran may technically have the means, being one of the most spied on countries on earth limits opportunity. As to motive, how idiotic would it be to do something like this knowing that the USA, Israel and Saudi are itching for an excuse to start a fight? Rather like Syrians ‘gassing’ the terrorists right after the Syrian army has made significant gains, and inviting USA freedom missiles to rain down on their heads.
  7. Houthi (supposed) proxies have been quick to claim retaliatory attacks on Saudi pipelines and airports. If this is indeed them, why the silence in this case?

So in summary, this is another idiotic WMD false flag event.


This blog is not partisan to either Israel, Iran  or the USA.  We stand against hypocrisy and lies.  Iran is a Shia Muslim community and it is under sharia law. It is an imperfect society and has many flaws. It reserves the right to self-defense and should not have war thrust upon it. Iran inherited the legacy of ancient Persia and on the whole treats its Jews and Christian communities with respect.  Israel is a Zionist state that has returned in unbelief, it has demonstrated itself to be belligerent and aggressive and religious Talmudists are intolerant. America is a world Empire controlling the reserve currency Petro dollar (“In God we Trust”) it has become morally corrupt, controlled by special interests and promotes the welfare warfare industry of the deep state. Within this paradigm Christian-Zionists form the “mouth piece”  for special interests and shamefully align themselves with the king of this world.

Debunking the narrative



Debunking CentCom image of Courageous limpet-mine.
Debunking CentCom image of Courageous limpet-mine.

Click here to download an enlarged image:


How do these people think?

The above image (large version) shows the weakness in the narrative. Most people will believe what they are told because “the lady on the TV news said it was true”.  It is obvious that the general public is treated with contempt and the powers that be don’t even try very hard anymore to construct a plausible narrative. It has become blatant and in your face.

Karl Rove (George W. Bush’s senior advisor and chief political strategist. On February 8, 2005, Rove was appointed deputy chief of staff in charge of policy) is a good example of how these people think:


The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based
community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions
emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and
murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism.
He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore.
" He continued "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create
our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously,
as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you
can study too, and that's how things will sort out.
We're history's actors … and you, all of you, will be
left to just study what we do." [1]

All politicians operate within an Orwellian nimbus
where words don't mean what they normally mean,
but Rovism posits that there is no objective,
verifiable reality at all. Reality is what you say it is, ...[2]

Reality is what you say it is…

No it is not.  You will face the reality of Judgement Day and will realize that truth and justice are absolute and they are What God says it is.  In the meantime this blog will will employ truth and satire to expose the lies. Israel will have no peace until they return to God. They cannot “create their own reality”.  All war mongers will be punished whether they be Jew or Gentile as will all who make and worship a lie.

Must read links

  1. Seven Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident by Caitlin Johnstone [3]
  2. US Officials Say Tanker Crew “Detained” – While Russia Thanks Iran for “Rescuing” Its Nationals [4]
  3. Ship’s operator says vessel damaged by projectile, not mine [5]


[1] Suskind, Ron (2004-10-17). Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush. The New York Times Magazine.

[2]    Neal Gabler, Los Angeles Times; October 25, 2004









War Propaganda

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks as Gulf Tensions Climb

See here for Pompeo’s statement:

CentCom logo
CentCom logo

Central Command (CENTCOM) statement:

CENTCOM Twitter:


Blumenthal tweet
Blumenthal tweet




















War with Iran inevitable


RT: Dozens rescued as oil tankers reportedly attacked in Gulf of Oman – Iran media

Nic Robertson CNN International Diplomatic Editor

Tanker attacks fuel Middle East tensions | DW News

Oil tanker attack sets energy markets on edge


Trump briefed on tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman


Iran calls for probe into recent attacks on ships in the Gulf

Why are the US and Iran falling out now? – BBC News

Israel’s New Submarine
UAE oil tanker attacks – what we know| FT News
Israel’s nuclear capabilities – 25 Oct 09

War, what is it good for?

Nothing like a nice little war…..

Tanker attack
ISNA Photo of burning tanker











Let the fun begin…..

Zerohedge war tweet














The Middle East needs moar freeedum (like Syria and Yemen):

Destruction of syrian city
The fruits of war

Perhaps we need the Middle East peace Envoy?

Tony Blair War Criminal
Tony Blair War Criminal

Ooops……wrong one!

Jared Kushner
Jared Kushner

Further  Links:

False Flag? Iran Has Little To Gain From Oman Tanker Attacks
Saudis Suggest Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Responsible For Tanker Attack





Blindness in Part

Many Christian- Zionists offer unwavering support to Israel in the mistaken belief that such uncritical support is equivalent to “blessing Israel”. If the Old Testament prophets had the same attitude we would have had no prophetic books! The apostle Paul says they are enemies for the Gospels sake but beloved for the sake of the fathers – so a fine balance must be struck between honest criticism and qualified “blessing”. How do you bless Israel? You preach the Gospel to them! This must be done in all humility knowing that Gentiles are an in-grafted branch….nevertheless…know this…Jesus will only return to a repentant remnant that say; “Blessed his he that cometh in the name of the Lord”

Reporting on Venezuela coup progress to Jewish leaders[1]

 Leaked audio reveals Pompeo telling Jewish leaders Maduro not going anywhere anytime soon – opposition divided, infighting. Recorded last week during a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders in New York, Pompeo also revealed that the United States was…

"trying to support various religious...institutions 
to get the opposition to come together," but that
the effort to keep the opposition united "has proven
devilishly difficult."


Mossad intelligence helped link Iran to UAE tanker sabotage [2]

US said set to present evidence on ‘pretty impressive’ attack — including materials gathered by Israel — to UN Security Council:


“Who else would you think is doing it?” Bolton asked
at one point, when pressed last week.
“Somebody from Nepal?”


Why Trump now wants talks with Iran[3]

The great Bilderberg secret of 2019 had to do with why, suddenly, the Trump administration has decided that it wants to talk to Iran “with no preconditions”.

It all has to do with the Strait of Hormuz. Blocking the Strait could cut off oil and gas from Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran – 20% of the world’s oil. There has been some debate on whether this could occur – whether the US Fifth Fleet, which is stationed nearby, could stop Tehran doing this and if Iran, which has anti-ship missiles on its territory along the northern border of the Persian Gulf, would go that far.

An American source said a series of studies hit President Trump’s desk and caused panic in Washington. These showed that in the case of the Strait of Hormuz being shut down, whatever the reason, Iran has the power to hammer the world financial system, by causing global trade in derivatives to be blown apart.

The Bank for International Settlements said last year that the “notional amount outstanding for derivatives contracts” was $542 trillion, although the gross market value was put at just $12.7 trillion. Others suggest it is $1.2 quadrillion or more.


Peace Progress?[4]

Netanyahu: Sunni Arab states ‘moving faster’ than the Palestinians on peace. In comments made last month but broadcast Monday, PM tells US Jewish leaders that some in region see Israel as an ‘indispensable ally in standing up to Iranian aggression’. Netanyahu reversed what for decades has been the traditional expectation of the sequencing of peace, saying that it was likelier that the Sunni Arab states would lead the Palestinians to peace with Israel, and not the other way around.




Washington Post:



[4]  and Iraq’s president calls on neighbors, allies for Iran’s stability