When kids are fighting in the playground and are separated by the teacher they always try to establish who started it. I was walking along minding my own business when he punched me in the face and took my lunch money. The teacher knows this is true because the kid has a bloody nose, is sobbing and has no lunch money. The other kid is looking at the ground and has his hands (and the lunch money) in his pocket. Our natural sense of justice demands that we discover "who started it".
US Army Major (ret.) Danny Sjrusen who writes for (the admittedly left-wing) AntiWar.co, has written a good article called Who Started It?: A (Reverse) Timeline Of US/Iran Retaliations. The article has also been published by Zero Hedge (the link above is to the Hedge). Now Zero Hedge is known for its "robust" comments section. This is to be expected because you get pro-Zionist Hasbara trolls, anti-Muslim trolls,antisemitism, white supremacists, racists, misogynists etc commenting (apologies if I have forgotten anyone LOL). However, this free (and often abusive) exchange of comments and ideas often produces very good links and/or good observations. It is a case of sifting through the dross and sometimes holding your nose. So, I have chosen some of the best links and comments below together with my own introduction. I have not attributed the comments because they are anonymous (using an avatar).....but a thank you to the commenters.
Introduction: This comment placed a link to the CIA website. The point being that even the Central Intelligence Agency admits on their own website that a coup was staged in Iran (1953).
The usual response to this by the trolls is that "We built the oil infrastructure and invested in the country then the commies went and nationalized it. They stole our stuff and we kicked *** blah, blah (some more jingoism and swearing LOL). The true story is somewhat different (as usual). Before the US the Brits were in control and the Oil company eventually became BP. The problem was (as usual) that the money flowed to a corrupt Iranian elite (isn't that always the case?) and so when the elected Government of Iran could not negotiate fair royalties etc they nationalized the industry. That is what happens when you refuse to share and act like a bully. The history is fully explained by this link (provided by the commentator):
The Anglo-Zionists started it. They are the bullies. That does not mean that Iran is without blame or somehow perfect. However, the verdict of history is clear and Trumps actions are about to put the icing on the cake.
Russia, China and Iran launched their first joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Oman on Friday (27 Dec) in a direct challenge to US influence in the Middle East. The move reflects growing co-operation between the US’s two main rivals and the Islamic republic, which is under sanctions imposed by Washington.
China just cancelled development of two new aircraft carriers that have been in the works for ten years because they have become too expensive for China's declining economy. Russia's only carrier was in a dry dock that sank, and a crane collapsed onto its flight deck causing $1.5bn in damage, and a fire burned through its controls. But since the only dry dock that can handle the carrier is sunk, there is no proper facility to repair the ship. And Iran??? Their navy relies on inflatables.....
The US is the only naval super-power. But what does that mean in an asymmetrical war? Russian missiles can take out Air Craft Carriers from 1500KM away. Hyper-sonic missiles travel at 27x the speed of sound. Why do you think Trump just founded the US Space Force? However, there are others who suggest that the US is quietly winning the hypersonics race, but is that propaganda? One conspiracy theory runs that the U.S. is giving Russia 2nd level tech in weaponry through the globalists: "The U.S. is far, far ahead of hypersonic weapons. They want America's military to be taken out in a surprise attack after giving them this tech developed by the U.S. This incident will give them the excuse needed to emerge with black budget tech to implement the New World Order. The globalists that run the world are intentionally provoking Russia so that they will attack". Who knows? Seems implausible to me but when you consider that Wall Street funded the Communist revolution nothing would surprise me. Remember the Hegelian dialectical? Action, Reaction, Solution. Anyway, Iran et al do not need naval superiority. All they need to do is block the straits of Hormuz and the global economy collapses. Iran has more A2D2 missiles than America has aircraft and they would not hesitate to rain down thousands of them on Tel Aviv. Iran's geography probably means a land battle is out of the picture. However, if Israel America wants war, there will be war. Zionism was an American project , inherited from England. They have been the foundations of the Empire from the beginning.
U.S. military conducts air strikes in Iraq and Syria
The U.S. military conducted air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the five facilities controlled by the Kataib Hezbollah militia group supposedly in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. They are obviously sending a message to Iran (after the naval exercises with Russia and China). The US has not been very concerned about "contractors" (mercenaries) in the past.
The Department of Defense released footage of some of the recent strikes against Hezbollah targets - three in Iraq and and two in Syria - it carried out near the end of December. (Tech. Sgt. Joseph Park / U.S. Air Forces Central Command). This is all very exciting footage and shows US air superiority. How bold and clever. It is all very clinical and sanitized in the air....almost like a video game. They do't show you what happens on the ground. They don't show you all the running and screaming. They don't show you the body parts and the blood. Nor do they show you that 19 people were killed for one US mercenary contractor. By the way, this attack is not in Iran....it is in Iraq (I bet those Iraqis are loving their free-dumb).
Libya is enjoying the post Gaddafi era. Except for the death and stuff. Now let me see if I have got this right? It is now Turkey (and Qatar) interfering by supplying ISIS mercenaries to fight the government forces in Libya and France and Egypt are objecting? Didn't France help liberate Libya? Maybe Macaroni can join the foreign legion and use his god-like Rothschild powers to defeat evil? Somewhere in hell Gaddaffi is laughing his ass-off (although the bayonet still hurts).
This map explains all you need know to answer how serious Turkey is regarding its support to Tripoli in Libya’s civil war. Contact with Libyan sea space allows Ankara to cut into Israeli-Egyptian-Cypriot-Greek axis boxing Turkey in eastern Mediterranean pic.twitter.com/olSPce30T1
Oh dear, all that fuss about the "Afghan papers" that were leaked by Wiki leaks. So, they knew that the war was "unwinnable" from the start and LIED. The horror, the horror. Of course they did. All these analysts wring their hands.....it was never about "winning" (doh). As an annonomous comment puts it; "The crime of the century was the incident that precipitated the War in Afghanistan. The Taliban were supposedly ready to extradite bin Laden - IF the US provided proof of his involvement in 9/11. Was there a problem coming up with that proof? It is clear that Bush and Cheney were chomping at the bit to go after Iraq. Not sure about that either. Iraq was making concessions according to numerous reports. They sure didn't want another war as they knew they'd get their butts kicked. Eliminating a secular regime was pure idiocy - and though Saddam Hussein wasn't the brightest bulb (though you can kind of forgive him for misunderstanding the US Ambassador over Kuwait), the US had used him for years in that proxy war with Iran. 9/11 was far too convenient for too many people. Billions in insurance payouts. Missing gold and silver, Hundreds of billions in questionable bonds cleared in the following week, plus all those investigations into financial crimes that died when evidence was destroyed - in NY and DC.
It was the excuse for never-ending wars, The Patriot Act and so much more. It wasn't a new Pearl Harbor, it was our burning of the Reichstag. But after the original fire, the resulting government lasted only 12 years - 1933 to 1945. We're still fighting in the Middle east after 18 years and are still operating under the Patriot Act with Homeland Security and all the other things brought to us by our Reichstag fire - with no end in sight. Last laugh is on the perpetrators. They may get their defacto dictatorship but they've inherited a bankrupt Empire".
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Is Trump deliberately rubbing Obama's face in it? Is this Trumps way of trolling the left? That is what it looks like to me.
Manufactured and Staged?
Think about it. The Big-Daddy blows himself up in a dead end tunnel and only one dog is injured. The blow-back from the explosion is only going to go one way. There will not be much body left. So, they do a "quick" DNA test and presumably sweep up the remains with a dust pan and fly them from the desert to a ship in the gulf? Trumps "raid" has similarities with Obama killing Bin Liner....there are even pictures of (Trump/Obama) watching the raid go down live. In my opinion this is Trump sticking two fingers up at Obama....basically saying.....I know what you did....I can stage a fake raid as well. Besides which......Big-Daddy and Bin-Liner were both CIA agents with Big-Daddy also having Mossad connections. Since the "twin towers" (actually three buildings) we have been living in a Hollywood production. Buy more popcorn and enjoy the show. As always follow the links and make up your own mind.
It seems that the Iranians are going out of their way to "troll" and "provoke" the USA even posting pictures of the "spies" with their families. The reports are confusing because in some cases it is not the "spy" that is shown but the spy-handler (who is American not Iranian). One can only assume that these posts are a warning because Iran knows that spies are already operating. In fact, some of these spies were arrested much earlier and we cannot help but see the aftermath of the Mossad inspired Stuxnet campaign with its targeted assassinations and spreading of the virus.
There are also MEK terrorists that have attempted to infiltrate the Iranian population for recruitment. The same MEK that Clinton took off the US terrorist list in 2012 and for whom Bolton and Guiliani gave paid speeches. MEK also organized a rally in Washington awhile back supported by prominent US politicians. MEK is the organization that Bolton wants to replace the mullahs with. Iran has problems with Mossad, the CIA and a fifth column (MEK). In all probability they are releasing pictures to send a shot across the bows. Perhaps it is propaganda, or just perhaps it is a warning....we know who you are (the handlers) and where you live (LOL).