April 14, 2019
Based on just how aggressively Donald Trump has been shilling for Jews, it would be shocking to me if he was not planning to launch a war against Iran.
It just seems like the necessary to end to this complete fucking debacle that is the presidency of Donald Trump.
When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration would designate a branch of Iran’s military as a foreign terrorist organization Monday, he said, “The Trump administration is simply recognizing a basic reality.”
But critics say they are concerned that it may also be part of an effort to bend reality enough to provide legal justification for armed conflict with Iran.
“Reality” is a Jewish codeword for “lies.”
“I am troubled that the administration can’t unequivocally say that you haven’t been given power. I can tell you explicitly, you have not been given power or authority by Congress to have war with Iran,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Pompeo on Wednesday.
The Trump administration will officially designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization on Monday, making it the first foreign government entity on the State Department list. But the IRGC is already under heavy sanctions through the State and Treasury Departments, including as a Treasury special globally designated terrorist entity.
That makes the State Department designation a more symbolic gesture, according to some experts, because it does not provide financial, prosecutorial or immigration authorities the administration didn’t already have. The goal instead is to further chill economic investment in Iran, by making the economy “radioactive,” according to senior State Department official Brian Hook.
Yeah, either way, it’s the kind of thing you do with a country you’re preparing to launch a war against.
But it’s also raised concerns among some that the foreign terrorist organization, or FTO, designation is part of laying the groundwork for strikes on Iranian forces, especially in Iraq or Syria where they may encounter U.S. troops.
“One of the reasons why this action occurred could be because there’s an actual interest to do things directly against the IRGC,” said Jason Blazakis, who served as the director of the State Department’s Counterterrorism Finance and Designations Office from 2008 to 2018. While the designation doesn’t provide legal authority itself, it could be part of the administration’s argument, Blazakis said.
In particular, the administration is drawing a clearer line between Iran and the terror group al Qaeda. In its announcement Monday, the State Department said one reason for the designation is that “Iran continues to allow al Qaeda operatives to reside in Iran, where they have been able to move money and fighters to South Asia and Syria.”
This is just absolute nonsense.
Al-Queda is a Sunni terrorist group that is fighting AGAINST Iran in Syria and ON THE SAME SIDE as Trump and the Jews.
They are mainly funded by Trump and the Jews’ BFF Saudi Arabia.
The lie of a connection is a “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION”-tier hoax that is being foisted by the Brookings Institute.
“What the Trump administration is doing here though is that this seems to be part of a continued drum beat trying to create a narrative of a nexus between Iran and al Qaeda that started well before this FTO designation,” said Tess Bridgeman, who served as Deputy Legal Adviser to President Barack Obama’s National Security Council. “The Trump administration seems to be priming the public for an argument that the 2001 AUMF covers Iran.”
The AUMF is the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a law passed by Congress on Sept. 14, 2001. It provides the executive branch with broad authority to use force “against those nations, organizations, or persons” that it determines “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks” on 9/11 “or harbored such organizations or persons.”
Pompeo refused to rule out whether the AUMF authorized military action against Iran or the IRGC, telling Paul, “I’d prefer just leave that to the lawyers.”
I hadn’t thought about this, but yes.
By declaring the military of Iran a “terrorist group,” that gives them carte blanche to simply go to war with the country under the AUMF, without ever consulting Congress or anyone else.
This article goes on to basically admit that Pompeo’s hoax about Iran working with al-Queda is a hoax.
The connection between Iran and al Qaeda has been documented by the United Nations. A U.N. Security Council report published last July found al Qaeda leaders based in Iran “have grown more prominent” in projecting authority and dictating orders to groups in other countries. Since 2012, the State Department’s country terrorism report has also said Iran has allowed al Qaeda “facilitators to operate a core facilitation pipeline” through the country.
But the terror group, which is Sunni Muslim, has also conducted attacks on majority-Shia Iran. There have been numerous attacks by al Qaeda or its affiliates on Iran or its affiliates in Iraq and Syria, including a February attack in Iran’s southeastern province that killed at least 27 IRGC forces. Jaish al Adl, a Pakistan-based Sunni extremist group with ties to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility.
To justify the use of force with the AUMF, the administration would have to show Iran either “aided” al Qaeda or “harbored” it. But Bridgeman said the latter is written in past tense for a reason; it was meant to go after the Taliban, which before 9/11 had allowed al Qaeda broad access to land in Afghanistan to train and prepare the attacks.
Harboring the group’s leadership now may not qualify under the AUMF, and it’s unclear how much support is being provided beyond allowing leaders to operate in the country — and whether that passes muster under the AUMF.
“Members of Congress are wise to be going on record rejecting the notion that Iran was implicated in the 9/11 attacks or is an ‘associated’ or ‘successor’ force of those who were,” said Bridgeman, now a senior fellow at New York University’s Center on Law and Security. “The argument is both dangerous and disingenuous.”
But given the Trump administration’s hawkish views on Iran, Congress and some legal experts remain concerned.
“They’re susceptible to bending intelligence in a manner that conforms with policy objectives,” said Blazakis, now director of the Middlebury Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism.
That’s why the FTO designation could help build the case for military action.
“If there is an idea, a policy pushed from, say, [National Security Adviser John] Bolton and some of the more hardline folks in the White House, this plays right into that initiative to bolster the argument,” Blazakis added. “This administration isn’t bashful about going right up to the legal line.”
The plan right now appears to be to knock out Venezuela in a fast way in order to build support for more military adventures.
Then they will start to ramp-up talk of an Iranian invasion. And yes, I have zero doubt that they will come out and blame them for 911, just like they blamed the Taliban and Saddam for 911. That is the entire purpose of trying to force-meme a connection between al-Queda and the Iranian military.
Trump the Jewish shill will absolutely go out there and say “after 20 years, we finally figured out who did 911 – IT WAS IRAN.”
And the MAGApedes will be confused for a minute, but will ultimately just go along with it.
r/The_Donald will ban any criticism of the claim that Iran did 911, and Q will return again to explain that Iran is working with the deep state and when we destroy the country and turn it into a camp for global terrorists, we will retrieve the documents that finally prove that Russian collusion wasn’t real.
We need to do our absolute best to convince these people that the LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Jared Kushner is now in control of the White House and is pulling Trump’s strings like he’s a puppet as those pesky, ratlike, child-sacrificing LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are so prone to doing to white leaders.