Donald Trump’s war in Africa, war on Iran?

This video from the USA says about itself:

Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War

13 October 2017

President Trump’s de-certification of the Iran nuclear deal and targeting of the Revolutionary Guard is a dangerous escalation, says Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council.

Why is the US at war in West Africa? The October 4 killings of four US Green Berets in Niger has provided a rare glimpse into far-reaching American military operations which have been conducted almost entirely in secret: here.

US President Donald Trump vowed Friday that he will use his presidential powers to blow up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unless it is amended to Washington’s satisfaction: here.

Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US: here.

Trump raises danger of war after move on Iran nuclear deal, Germany warns. ‘My big concern is that what is happening in Iran, or with Iran from the US perspective, will not remain an Iranian issue,’ says German foreign minister: here.

President Donald Trump’s declaration Friday that he stands ready to pull the plug on the Iran nuclear deal if it is not renegotiated to Washington’s liking has aggravated tensions between Washington and its ostensible European allies, and also been met with domestic criticism: here.

Trump, Iran and the US drive for world hegemony: here.

US threatens Iran after fall of ISIS “capital” of Raqqa: here.

Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapons program. Why do media keep saying it does? Here.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CNN’s “State of the Union” that US diplomatic efforts to end the dangerous confrontation with North Korea would continue “until the first bomb drops.” Far from offering any reassurance of a peaceful solution, Tillerson’s remarks underscore the advanced state of US preparations for, in Trump’s words, the “total destruction” of North Korea, a country of 25 million people: here.

The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced Saturday in Riyadh over Saudi state media, marks a further escalation of the US, Saudi and Israeli preparations for military confrontation with Iran: here.


Trump threatens nuclear war, reactions

This video from the USA says about itself:

Economist Jeff Sachs: Americans Who Don’t Want War with Iran Must Speak Out Now

21 September 2017

President Trump’s comments at the United Nations General Assembly urging the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal sounded familiar to our guest, Jeffrey Sachs. “The last time we had this kind of rhetoric was George W. Bush with the axis of evil,” Sachs said. “It was immediately followed by the Iraq War, which was the most disastrous single step of American military action and ‘diplomacy,’ or anti-diplomacy, in modern times. So this is a setup, again, for war, for conflict. And it is extraordinarily ignorant and dangerous. Iran is in compliance with the agreement that was reached.”

Fears of nuclear war grow after Trump’s threat to annihilate North Korea: here.

Just two days after using the UN General Assembly as platform for a fascistic tirade, threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea, US President Donald Trump yesterday unveiled new sanctions threatening punitive penalties on countries and companies accused of having trade-related financial relations with Pyongyang: here.

The US corporate media has responded with what amounts to a collective yawn to the fascistic tirade by President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Trump’s speech, delivered to an international body with institutional roots in the Nuremberg trials of the leaders of Germany’s Third Reich and ostensibly dedicated to eliminating the scourge of war, was that of an unabashed war criminal: here.

The bulk of the Australian political and media establishment has endorsed—either explicitly or implicitly by their silence—the fascistic rant delivered by US President Donald Trump to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday: here.

US initiates plan to blow-up Iran nuclear deal: here.

Bernie Sanders launches passionate defence of Iran Deal and attacks Trump’s threat to scrap it. ‘We must protect this agreement,’ Mr Sanders said: here.

Bernie Sanders, one Republican, against anti-Russia anti-Iran warmongering

This video from the USA says about itself:

Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul Buck Party Consensus on Russia and Iran Sanctions

15 June 2017

Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal explains that these sanctions punish Russia and Iran unnecessarily and intensifies the conflict between the US and these countries.

Germany issues stinging rebuke of US sanctions against Russia: here.

Trump and Israel Blasted an Iranian Missile Launch That Didn’t Happen. Iran released footage from ‘a successful launch over the weekend’, and President Trump and Israel’s defense minister were quick to comment on it. Actually it was a failed test from eight months ago: here.

United States racist murders Indian ‘in Trump’s war on Iran’

This 26 February 2017 video from the USA is called Hundreds march in support of Olathe shooting victims, attend prayer vigil.

From the BBC today:

Olathe, Kansas, shooting suspect ‘said he killed Iranians

A man arrested last week for shooting two Indians at a Kansas bar allegedly told a barmaid he had just opened fire on some “Iranian people“.

Adam Purinton, 51, fled the scene of the attack at a pub in Olathe and went to a restaurant where he confided in a staff member, police say.

He was arraigned in court on Monday with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

The accused wore a safety smock to prevent him from harming himself.

Police say he shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibholta at a pub on Wednesday evening.

In a 911 call, a bartender, Sam Suida, told the police dispatcher a man had come into the bar and said he’d done something “really bad” and that he was on the run.

“He asked if he could stay with me and my husband, and he wouldn’t tell me what he did,” she says on a recording of the call.

“I kept asking him, and he said that he would tell me if I agreed to let him stay with me.

“Well, I finally got him to tell me and he said, like, that he shot and killed two Iranian people in Olathe.” …

Witnesses said the suspect shouted “get out of my country” before shots rang out.

Mr Madasani told the BBC the gunman had demanded to know if they were in the country legally.

The suspect is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a bond of $2m (£1.6m).

His next court appearance is on 9 March.

White House adviser: Trump won’t ‘overly discuss’ hate crimes by whites for fear he’ll ’cause a fire’: here.

United States wrestlers welcome in Iran after all

This video, from the Olympics in Brazil last year, is called J’den Cox (USA) wins the bronze medal in men’s freestyle wrestling at 86 kg.

In about ten days time, there will be World Cup wrestling in Iran. Then came United States President Donald Trump’s decree banning people from seven countries, including Iran.

As a retaliation, the Foreign Affairs Department of Iran banned the United States wrestling team from coming to the World Cup tournament.

However, then a federal judge (by the way, a Republican, a George W Bush nominee) decided that Trump’s travel ban was illegal. A federal appeals court confirmed that decision.

As a reaction, the Iranian Foreign Affairs Department has reversed its earlier decision. The United States wrestlers are welcome to participate after all.

Iranians stuck at Dutch airport by Trump

Anti-Trump demonstrators at Schiphol airport, ANP photo

This photo shows participants in the demonstration last Sunday at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands against the anti-refugee and anti-immigrant policies of United States President Donald Trump. Among the slogans on the signs are (translated): ‘Wilders [Dutch Trump fan] extremist’; ‘Dump Trump. Stop sexual abuse‘ and ‘Trump psychopath’.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Six Iranians since Saturday stuck at Schiphol because of US entry ban

Today, 04:16

Six Iranians are staying since last weekend in a lounge area behind the passport control at Schiphol. They were flying KLM from Tehran to the United States when the entry ban by President Trump for people from seven Muslim countries came. When they wanted to change planes they were not allowed through at Schiphol. …

It involves two elderly couples who wanted to visit their children in the United States. “They had not seen their children for five years and spent a year getting visas.” The other two are young scientists who would do research at a university.

A doctor and an engineer.

Anti-Trump demonstrators at Schiphol, Sunday 30 January, photo Alexander Schippers, ANP

This is another photo of the 29 January demonstration at Schiphol. Slogans include: ‘No hatred against Jews then, no hatred against Muslims now‘.

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN PUTS IRAN ‘ON NOTICE’ FOLLOWING BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST The move could foreshadow “more aggressive economic and diplomatic measures against Iran.” [Reuters]