Pompeo Says: Iran Did It! — What Do You Think?

According to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is an open and shut case:  Iran is responsible for the latest attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf.  And that is setting the stage for the Trump addministration’s long-promised retaliation on Iran, if so provoked.  Some U.S. media are now at least mentioning that perhaps Iran did not do it, implying that it might be a false-flag attack that America needs as a premise to attack Iran. But the U.S. propaganda machine is fully engaged in demonizing the second-largest nation in the mid-east.  So, are we headed toward another strategic disaster in that region of the world?  Emma Vigeland of Rebel HQ News thinks so.  You’ll hear the tail end of her report, followed by the latest discussion with On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Putin Behind Trump-Pompeo Back Off on Iran?

Up unitl this week, it looked like the U.S. was ready to go war with Iran.  But now all that has changed, with the Trump administration claiming that it has forced Iran to cease its moves against U.S. interests in the region.  But what is the real story?  On-Target’s Larry Sparano says it’s not Iran that has backed off, but rather it was the Trump administration that decided to cool things down.  He explains why in this exchange with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:  Their conversation follows a report concluding that U.S. claims of Iranian agression were false to begin with.  (We apologize for the poor audio quality of what you are about to hear:)

Paul Craig Roberts on Iran — A War Trump Can’t Win

Saudi Arabia is claiming that “sabotage attacks” have damaged two of its oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.   Is it part of a plan to stage “false flag” attacks which can be blamed on Iran, in order to provide a pretext for the U.S. to launch an assault on that troublesoms, oil rich nation?  Remember what General Wesley Clark said about the Pentagon memo which described the Bush’s administration’s plan to take out seven countries in five years in the middle east, starting with Iraq, and ending with Iran.  And remember how the Johnson administration used alleged attacks by North Vietnamese patrol boats on American ships as a pretext for widening that war.  Political Analyst Paul Craig Roberts says if Trump is bucking for military action against Iran, he’ll be getting himself involved in a war he can’t win: