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Sun May 12, 2019, 01:54 PM

Is America Ready For John Bolton's War With Iran? (Ritter)

... The fact that Bolton chose to repurpose routine deployments of U.S. military forces into the Middle East as an emergency response to an unspecified threat from Iran is in and of itself a curiosity. Bolton is an advisor to the president, a non-statutory (i.e., not confirmed by the Senate) member of the White House staff who is not in the military chain of command and lacks any command authority.

While Shanahan followed up indicating that the orders for the deployments had been authorized by him the day of Bolton’s announcement, this simply isn’t the case—they were authorized well prior to Bolton’s statement. The fact that the White House announced the deployment of U.S. military forces in response to allegations of an emerging threat in the Middle East, as opposed to by the Pentagon, reflects the political and operational roots of the current crisis..

... But the reality is that the deployment of American military forces and the diversion of the secretary of state to Baghdad is little more than grand theater. This is being done in support of a policy dictated by Israeli intelligence and passed to Bolton during a meeting on April 16, 2019 at the White House, where, according to Bolton, they discussed “Iranian malign activity and other destabilizing actors in the Middle East and around the world.”

The intelligence, derived from analysis conducted by the Mossad, consisted of “scenarios” regarding what Iran “might” be planning. According to an Israeli official, “It is still unclear to us what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing U.S. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf.”...

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-11/america-ready-john-boltons-war-iran

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Reply Is America Ready For John Bolton's War With Iran? (Ritter) (Original post)
Ghost Dog May 2019 OP
empedocles May 2019 #1
watoos May 2019 #2
Ghost Dog May 2019 #3
Mosby May 2019 #8
Ghost Dog May 2019 #9
kimbutgar May 2019 #4
Ghost Dog May 2019 #5
kimbutgar May 2019 #6
Ghost Dog May 2019 #7

Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:06 PM

1. Bolton, Barr, etc. Just follow orders from 'the genius'.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:10 PM

2. zerohedge is an arm of Trump.

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:25 PM

3. Zerohedge publishes a wide variety

of sources.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 04:56 PM

8. Zerohedge is a russian psyops website

It is russian propaganda.

The owner "tyler durden" is anonymous and the author, scott ritter is a right-wing, felony convicted pervert and registered sex offender.

This shit should not be allowed on DU.

This is his russia/mullah approved position on Iran:


"
AMY GOODMAN: Scott Ritter, you just returned from Iran?

SCOTT RITTER: I came -- I was in Iran in early September, yes.

What an eye-opening experience to be on your own in a nation that has been called an Islamic fascist state. I have been to dictatorships in the Middle East. I have been to nations that have a high security profile. Iran is not one of these nations. I’m a former intelligence officer who has stated some pretty strong positions on Iran, and yet I had full freedom of movement in Iran with no interference whatsoever...It’s a very modern, westernized, pro-Western, and surprisingly pro-American country that does not constitute a threat to the United States whatsoever."


Fucking laughable.

He's so far in debt from his pedo convictions he took 400k from the baathists to make a propaganda documentary:

"In 1999, Scott Ritter was approached by a Detroit area businessman with links to Saddam Hussein, to make a film about the "devasting effects" that U.N. Sanctions have had on Iraq. Ritter completed the film in July of 2000. Ritter was paid $400,000 to complete a one person, two camera, ninety-minute "documentary."

On September 13th 2002, Scott Ritter was interviewed by CNN's Paula Zahn. In the interview, Zahn asked Ritter if he thought $400,000 was an "unusual amount" of money to film a documentary. Ritter's response was "no" he didn't think the amount was high. Ritter then went on to say that "other funding sources" had also been located to help pay the expenses of the trip."



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Response to Mosby (Reply #8)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:14 PM

9. Thanks for that. There's interesting info on budgeting documentary production

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Response to Ghost Dog (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:37 PM

4. I just read some frightening stuff about this on another website

I don’t know if it a true one or not but the articles are sourced from some reputable sites. I take it as speculative.

Tbrnews.org , the May 10 & 11 th entries are particularly disturbing about how Israel is trying to push us into a war against Iran and its draft dodger Bolton’s longtime wet dream to go to on another Middle East misadventure.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:58 PM

5. Hi kimbutgar. So how many, and what sort of Americans

would be willing to go along with this, do you reckon?

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:13 PM

6. I hope none

But then I never thought Americans would be stupid enough to make the ultimate grifter con men as president.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:20 PM

7. Yeah. Much weirdness going on...

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