U.S. Threatens Iran: Plans To “Review Policy” And Deal With Them Before New Administration Comes To Power

By Brandon Turbeville

After launching the disastrous missile strikes against Syrian military forces that resulted in the killing of Syrian soldiers, civilians, and children as well as sending ships toward North Korea in a flagrant act of aggression and dropping the largest known non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, the Trump administration is now taking aim at Iran.

Sounding much like it did after its bizarre and unprovoked “putting Iran on notice” speech made by former Trump administration official Michael Flynn, the United States is now “reviewing its policy” on Iran and warning the world of the dangers of a nuclear Iran.

Ironically, the United States is warning of an Iran terrorizing the world with its bombs, funding “militias” across the world, and expanding its influence in the region by force as well as unprovoked aggression against specific countries. If there were a field of psychology for geopolitics, these statements would be classified as a clear example of projection if ever there was one.

“Whether it be assassination attempts, support of weapons of mass destruction, deploying destabilizing militias, Iran spends its treasure and time disrupting peace,” Tillerson said. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea ‒ and take the world along with it.”

“Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and is responsible for intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon, and continuing to support attacks against Israel.”

“An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea ‒ and take the world along with it,” he added.

Tillerson also stated that Iran supports the “brutal Assad regime” and that it supports the Houthis in Yemen, as well as accusing Iran of “undermining security in Iraq for years” by virtue of its support for Quds forces fighting there. Tillerson also accused Iran of maintaining “a long-standing hostility towards Israel, providing weapons, training and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations.”

“A comprehensive Iran policy requires that we address all of the threats posed by Iran, and it is clear there are many,” he said.

Tillerson then turned to the Iran nuclear deal which has been the target of both the Trump administration and traditional Republicans since day one, claiming that it “fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran ‒ it only delays their goal of becoming a nuclear state. This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat that we face from North Korea.”

Tillerson added that “The Trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on Iran. The evidence is clear: Iran’s provocative actions threaten the United States, the region and the world.” In addition, he stated that the United States will “meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction” after the policy review is over.

Tillerson echoed statements uttered by Defense Secretary James Mattis earlier in the week, who accused Iran of trying destabilize the Middle East. “Everywhere you look if there is trouble in the region, you find Iran. We will have to overcome Iran’s efforts to destabilize yet another country and create another militia in their image of Lebanese Hezbollah but the bottom line is, we are on the right path for it.” Mattis’ statement came after meeting with senior Saudi officials in Riyadh.

The Path To Persia

The plan for a Western or a Western/Israeli attack on Iran, along with the theatre of alleged US-Israeli tensions leading up to a strike and outright war, has been in the works for some time. For instance, in 2009, the Brookings Institution, a major banking, corporate, and military-industrial firm, released a report entitled “Which Path To Persia? Options For A New American Strategy For Iran,” in which the authors mapped out a plan which leaves no doubt as to the ultimate desire from the Western financier, corporate, and governing classes.

The plan involves the description of a number of ways the Western oligarchy would be able to destroy Iran including outright military invasion and occupation. However, the report attempts to outline a number of methods that might possibly be implemented before direct military invasion would be necessary. The plan included attempting to foment destabilization inside Iran via the color revolution apparatus, violent unrest, proxy terrorism, and “limited airstrikes” conducted by the US, Israel or both.

Interestingly enough, the report states that any action taken against Iran must be done after the idea that Iran has rejected a fair and generous offer by the West has been disseminated throughout the general public. The report reads,

…any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context— both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

Ironically, it is admitted by the authors of the report that the Iranians are not governed by lunatics intent on nuking the world but by entirely rational players. Still, they move forward with a number of options for attacking Iran. It should thus be obvious to anyone reading this report that the US, NATO, and Israel are uninterested in peace with Iran and are entirely focused on war and Iranian destruction.

“The so-called “Iran deal,” introduced during the administration of US President Barack Obama, represents precisely this “superb offer,” with Flynn’s accusations serving as the “turn down” ahead of the “sorrowful” war and attempted regime change the US had always planned to target Tehran with,” writes Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer Report.

The report continues to discuss the citations that could be used for an attack on Iran, clearly stating its intentions to create a plan to goad a non-threatening nation into war. It states,

The truth is that these all would be challenging cases to make. For that reason, it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the better off the United States would be. Of course, it would be very difficult for the United States to goad Iran into such a provocation without the rest of the world recognizing this game, which would then undermine it. (One method that would have some possibility of success would be to ratchet up covert regime change efforts in the hope that Tehran would retaliate overtly, or even semi-overtly, which could then be portrayed as an unprovoked act of Iranian aggression.)

The question of the Israeli role in the possible attack against Iran is also mentioned by Brookings. In fact, in the chapter entitled, “Allowing or Encouraging An Israeli Military Strike,” Brookings not only outlines a potential strategy but essentially admits that the US-Israeli tension being hyped in the Western media is nothing more than a farce. It says,

..the most salient advantage this option has over that of an American air campaign is the possibility that Israel alone would be blamed for the attack. If this proves true, then the United States might not have to deal with Iranian retaliation or the diplomatic backlash that would accompany an American military operation against Iran. It could allow Washington to have its cake (delay Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon) and eat it, too (avoid undermining many other U.S. regional diplomatic initiatives).

Why Iran?

There are a number of reasons why the United States and the NATO imperial army would like to see Iran destroyed over the coming years. Geopolitical reasons are, of course, front and center.

On one level, the Israeli connection stands as one obvious reason the United States has maintained an anti-Iran posture for nearly two decades. Iran not only stands as a regional opponent to the whims and aims of the Israeli settler state, but it also bankrolls and supports one of the greatest forces of opposition to Israel directly due to its close proximity and the militia’s military prowess. Indeed, Israel was humiliated by Hezbollah in front of the world in 2006. Thus, if Iran is destroyed, Hezbollah goes with it and two of Israel’s biggest and most effective opponents disappear from the game board.

The United States also sees Iran as an opponent due to Iran’s resistance to the Anglo-American insistence on global hegemony of its “Western” system of financial and corporate overseers in a plantation owned by a world oligarchy. Iran stands in opposition to the Western system because it refuses to engage in a system private central banking as well as corporate and private financier domination of its society and culture. Maintaining its own national bank has long been a source of irritation for Wall Street and City of London vampires eager to sink their fangs into the blood supply of every nation on earth. In addition, Iran has recently announced that it would be dropping the U.S. dollar for some other currency or basket of currencies beginning March 21, a sure sign that a Western war of aggression is most definitely on the horizon.

Iran also remains a close Russian ally and the last domino that needs to fall before the great Anglo-American army can march forward directly into Russia and break the largest country in the world into “manageable” parts.[1] Once Iran is destroyed, Russia will be largely isolated and left to face the NATO alliance which has been slowly surrounding Russia over the last two decades.

Conclusion

The Trump Administration’s false labeling of Iran as the biggest sponsor of terrorism, ignoring the fact that Iran is one of the most important players in the fight against ISIS and Sunni Islamic extremism in the Middle East as well as the fact that American ally Saudi Arabia is perhaps the biggest purveyor of terrorism in the world, tells everyone what we need to know going forward – the plan to destroy Iran is marching forward without a hitch in another example of seamless transition.

Of course, Iran is opposing America’s policies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. It should. The United States’ policy is that of funding, directing, and manipulating terrorists for the purpose of destroying sovereign countries, backing a brutal racist Israeli regime that continually attacks its neighbors, and supporting an equally brutal Saudi dictatorship intentionally slaughtering the Yemeni people. If this is what Iran is opposing, the world owes it a debt of gratitude.

[1] Brzezinski, Zbigniew. The Grand Chessboard. Basic Books. 1st Edition. 1998.

Image Credit: Cato.org

  • JamesinNM

    Iran is a sovereign nation that intends to be sovereign and that has the bankers pants in a wad, just like any person or nation that intends to be sovereign and self sufficient. BRICS should invite Iran to join and should consider inviting people all over the world in every nation to join. Let’s petition, as individuals, to join BRICS.

    • blue579

      The BRICS banking is a Rothschild construct (and UN & IMF), it’s umbilicus tightly secured to the Rothschilds Bank of International Settlements granddaddy central bank of all central banks.

      Iran has been working closely with BIS officials in Iran to bring Iran’s central banking into full BIS Basel II compliance. According to Iran’s central banking spokesperson writing a recent op ed in Financial Times, BIS and US officials have given wink and nod approval to Iran’s maneuvers to work around the sanctions to transact with banks in other nations, all of them being subject to BIS control.

  • Joe Blow

    A repeat history post cuz truth doesn’t lie or get old…

    *Between 1898 and 1934 the Marines invaded: Cuba 4 times; Nicaragua 5 times; Honduras 7 times; the Dominican Republic 4 times; Haiti twice; Guatemala once; Panama twice; Mexico 3 times; and Colombia 4 times. All done for the corporations to get natural resorces and farm land for them.
    *Eisenhower murdered over one million innocent Germans in open field prison camps, AFTER the war’s end.
    *President Truman dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki murdering over 100,000 innocent people.
    *Johnson, Nixon, and J. Edgar Hoover were at Clint Murcheson’s ranch finalizing JFK’s murder the night before.
    *George Bush allowed 9/11 to occur then murdered a million Iraqi innocents.
    *Obama dropped over 26 thousand bombs in 2016 on innocents plus allowed the drone murder of wedding parties.
    *Dropping more bombs in Yemen in one week than the annual total for any prior year, or loosening the standards for “acceptable” civilian casualties.
    *And now Trump has increased drone misdions 400% thst we know of, along with all the other madness.

    Candidate Trump somehow never showed up. He is either a liar or hostage.

    • Dan

      George Bush was in on 9/11 from the start. the FPOS needs to hang.

      • drbhelthi

        http //www thelibertybeacon com/2014/12/14/4-generations-of-treason-the-royalnazizionistbush-connection/

    • blue579

      Hi Joe, that’s quite the unsavory list of psychopathic misdeeds, going back to the formation of the City of London, which was behind the devastating US civil war, as you know, and operating well before that in various guises. They surely are an evil bunch of megalomaniacs.

      An important history lesson here would also be the extensive use of the Hegelian Dialetic to perpetuate the classic Strategy of Tension. Iran being another example beginning with the overthrowing of the Shah puppet, with Khomeini, in friendly contact with the US since at least 1963 through back channels, taking over Iran. We have clear documented evidence Khomeini was a US asset further bolstering whistle blowers who revealed the embassy hostage crisis was a joint US-Iran false flag.
      Then we have the Clinton admin ‘accidentally’ transferring classified military technology to Iran, under Operation Merlin, which accelerated Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
      More recently, there was the revelation a few years ago that since at least the early to mid 2000s, both the US and Israel were quietly transferring advanced military weapons and parts to Iran (mostly for fighter jets) that was in turn being given to Syria! So much for Iran being part of the “axis of evil”. BTW, Sibel Edmonds has shared some amazing deep insight on this general issue involving Iran.
      Iran is rapidly implementing UN Agenda 2030 and began the process with Agenda 21 in the 1990s, including adopting IMF restructuring guidelines. Also, western educated President Rouhani has all the earmarks of being a globalist.

      I’m proposing if we reveal to a critical mass of thinkers all of these so-called nemeses (except possibly N. Korea) are actually stem to stern globalist constructs, then TPTB’s pounding of war drums will be recognized as ludicrous thus there would be no point to a theatrical “demonstration” of antagonism hurting innocents. Fear based control would also lose its grip.

      • drbhelthi

        George H. W. Bush´s use of the MOSSAD to organize the “October Surprise of 1980”, controlling the date of release of the embassy employees, takes the cake. Suppressing his whereabouts during the in-Paris-organized plan, reflects the disguised, secretive history of George H. W. Bush.

        • blue579

          Good example of the Hidden Hand. No doubt you know Bush Sr. was directly involved in JFK’s assassination and CIA cocaine trafficking in the US. That he went on to become POTUS epitomizes the powerful criminality of the cabal he serves.

          Here is something that might interest you, drbhelthi. It’s Sibel Edmonds’ historical overview of the deposing of the shah and how, in the resulting power vacuum, Iranian political factions began to cannibalize smaller factions (expunging and executing them). She also mentions Iranian whistle blowers came forward in 1981, 1982 with information about Khomeimi’s ties to the US & UK governments and CIA for over a decade. Corbett’s article cites US documents showing friendly cables from Khomeini to US officials going back to 1963*. Edmonds’ description of testimonial evidence that the taking of the hostages was re-planned by the US govt (false flag) begins at the ~ 18:35 mark.

          BTW, the behind the scenes background on the Vati-leaks situation as a self-styled ‘crisis’ apparently used to shake up the Vatican to culturally swing Catholics toward the NWO religion might be a window into last year’s US leaking of Khomeini cables for Iranian public consumption. The Pope’s butler as whistle blower being a cover story, a facade, to sow the ground with new memes for cultural liberalization (admitted in a BBC documentary on YT). The Saudi royals, as well, are radically liberalizing social norms, shifting into high gear last year with the unveiling of the new Ministry of Entertainment (no pun, that’s the real name). Perhaps more Iranians being aware an iconic Ayatollah was in a long standing cooperative relationship with the US will serve as a type of tabula rasa cognitive dissonance shock reshaping the views of rigid Islamists.

          * https://www.corbettreport.com/another-conspiracy-confirmed-khomeini-had-a-secret-channel-with-the-us/

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FccO5pwq8lA&t=262s

    • drbhelthi

      Being a hostage has broad limitations.

      “The Secret Team, the CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World”.

      • Joe Blow

        These days of the truth/lie nexus approaching no one can be sure of just “who” is pulling the strings. Everyone seems to have a favorite bad guy…Jesuits, J ews, NWO, Majestic 12, just name your favorite. Secret societies by their very nature are secret so what is offered in the public trough is mearly deception.

  • Michael McNulty

    To borrow a phrase from Winston Churchill, Iran is the soft underbelly of Russia. If the mass-murdering American gangsters ever get to take it (and they appear to have backed down to Kim Jong-Un if that US fleet is nowhere near Korea), they could use the Indian Ocean to move men and materiél in through their ‘-stan’ allies and seriously destabilize the Caucasus countries. All for degenerate Israel of course.

    After seeing how Kim could stand up to the US because of his nukes Iran should consider buying some.

  • littljo

    A ‘war on bankers’ should be declared.
    Iran never did anything to the U.S.

    • Carter

      Very true.

      Fact is: The US has been engaging in terrorism against Iran since 1952 when the CIA and MI6 overthrew the democratically elected prime minister. The US periodically has periodically interfered with Iran ever since.

      I don’t like Islam and I really don’t care for those nation-states that allow this backwards cult. But Iran is the victim here and I believe they are absolutely entitled to any payback they choose. The world will never achieve stability as long as Washington is allowed to engage in terrorism against the entire world.

      • blue579

        Iranian elites were completely subsumed after Mossadegh was overthrown.

        Khomeini was a US asset and the embassy hostage crisis was a joint US-Iran false flag operation. The revelations by whistle blowers received further confirmation last year with the release of old classified US gov documents.

  • Euclides de oliveira pinto net

    USA tradicionalmente não cumpre acordos… governo não respeita leis acordadas internacionalmente… não vale a pena acreditar no governo… tem que ser colocado de lado, pois não representa o povo norte-americano… são colocados no poder através de eleições fajutas, indicados pela máfia khazarian sionista-banksters-midia corrupta-ISISraHELL, a fim de cumprir as ordens de guerras contra adversários da quadrilha… envolvidos em todo tipo de roubo e expoliação… não representa o povo norte-americano, que ainda não conseguiu livrar-se desse cancer que está destruindo os USA… estão nos estertores…

  • Donald Trump and his band of tiresome men have literally become nothing more than a source of endless noise.

    There is now a complete lack of creative or original thought.

    Policy towards Iran determined in Tel Aviv. My how refreshing.

    Trump is proving the greatest political bad joke played on America and the poor world in recent history.

    • blue579

      Israel is merely a tentacle of the Beast, having been created in 1948. The Beast itself having manipulated geopolitics for centuries, is the one in the driver’s seat.

      US And Israel Quietly Provide Military Support And Parts To Iran, Which In Turn Is Arming Syria

      zerohedge . com/ news/ 2014-02-23/ us-israel-providing-military-supports-and-parts-iran-which-turn-arming-syria

      Sibel Edwards also explained some simple examples of the ongoing Kabuki theater she saw when she was in the FBI. For instance, the political rhetoric in Iran was they would accept no products whatsoever from in Isra-hell. However, the reality was food produced in Israel was being sold in Iran with an end run being done of having it first shipped to Jordan and then to Iran, merely increasing the cost for Iranians. Iranian officials were well aware of the origins of these products.

      • ???

        Sorry, I just do not follow your meaning.

        • blue579

          I was trying to demonstrate the narrative that Iran and Israel as nemeses is a Kabuki stage performance, otherwise Israel would not, for example, be sending Iran advanced military parts and weapons.

          The neozio cabal bankers are hellbent on world government, it is they who orchestrate global conflicts between typically faux enemies, as they did in WWl and WW2, Korea, and Vietnam, having created and supported both fascism, communism, and the rise of the Third R3ich.

          There’s a lot more strong evidence than the ZH article that Iranian elites are already cooperating with the Globalists taking a deep dive into the NWO paradigm.

      • George Reichel

        Who’s Sibel Edwards??LOL

        • blue579

          Thanks for the heads up on the typo.

  • Broos

    Donald Dunce’s gone Nuking FUT$ !

  • blue579

    Iran has never been a threat to the US. If it was, why then were the US and Israel quietly sending Iran advanced military parts and weapons for years, despite the sanctions?

    Same reason the Clinton administration, under Operation Merlin, transferred classified information to Iran advancing its nuclear weapons program.

    Is it possible that if we reach a critical mass level of consciousness recognizing behind-the-curtain Iranian and Russian elites are tightly intercalated with the Globalists, fully cooperating with TPTB, then there can be no excuses to harm innocent people for “Strategy of Tension” fear based elite control?

    We are dealing with same psychopathic mindset unleashing engineered Al-CIA-duh & ISIS terrorism, “climate change” doomsday threats, Ebola & Zika, engineered or fake scarcity, and deliberate economic crises. Likely Fukushima and the Gulf oil spill too.

  • charlie

    The zionist beast and its criminal allies will fall…..and it will be messy , but as we all know now, an essential judgement will come.

  • Garry Compton

    Politicians campaign on Peace and prosperity at home and abroad – they know Zionist Washington won’t allow their silly campaign promises. What they know is once in power , they will be approached with tons of money to do a 180 on their speeches and promises. It happens every time whether you’re a Representative or the President. There is only Honor amongst the Honorable – and their is no Honorable ones left.

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