No to Trump war on Iran

This 14 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Faking Tanker Evidence?

How bad does the Trump administration want war with Iran? Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and John Fugelsang, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

This 14 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth.

This 14 June 2019 video from Democratic party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the USA says about itself:

Trump, Swallow Your Pride

War with Iran is HIGHLY likely unless Trump swallows his pride and returns to the Iran nuclear agreement which he tore up. But I fear that he will not put the interests of our country and those who’ll be killed in such a war, ahead of his own pride and personal political interests.

British and US push to blame Iran is ‘most dangerous threat of war yet’, say peace campaigners. Journalist John Pilger warns ‘nothing’ Trump administration says can be trusted: here.

Jeremy Corbyn: no ‘credible evidence’ of Iran role in tanker attacks. Labour leader urges UK to ease tensions in Gulf after Foreign Office links blasts to Tehran: here. And here.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran

15 June 2019

US President Donald Trump escalated the war threats against Iran Friday, insisting that Tehran was responsible for the damage done to two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman the previous day and vowing US retaliation for any Iranian action to shut the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Trump based his ignorant and belligerent remarks on a grainy, black-and-white video released Thursday night by the US Central Command (CENTCOM), which directs US military interventions throughout the Middle East.

CENTCOM claimed that the video, apparently shot from a US spy plane, showed a small boat of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) approaching one of the damaged tankers, the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous, and removing an unexploded limpet mine attached to its hull. The video was touted as proof that Iran carried out attacks on the vessels and had sent the IRGC boat to remove any incriminating evidence. …

The claims by Trump and the Pentagon that the CENTCOM video is some kind of smoking gun proving the culpability of the Iranian government in the apparent attack on the Kokuka Courageous and the second tanker, the Norwegian-owned Front Altair, is nothing of the kind.

Unsubstantiated is the claim that those depicted in the video were removing a limpet mine from the hull, not to mention that in supposedly doing so they were engaged in a coverup designed to conceal evidence of Iranian culpability.

The CENTCOM video recalls nothing so much as the incontrovertible “proof” presented by then Secretary of State Colin Powell to the UN Security Council in 2003 of Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction”.

The US claims ran in direct contradiction from the owners of the tanker shown in the video. Yutaka Katada, president of the Kokuka Sangyo shipping firm which owns the Kokuka Courageous tanker, told reporters Friday in Tokyo that the claim the ship had been damaged by limpet mines was “false”.

“The crew are saying it was hit with a flying object. They say something come flying toward them, then there was an explosion, then there was a hole in the vessel. Then some crew witnessed a second shot”, Katada said.

“To put a bomb on the side is not something we are thinking”. he added, noting that the damage to the ship “was above the water surface by quite a lot.”

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