No Letup in US War on Iran by Other Means Ahead
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
On all things Iran under both right wings of the US war party, transforming the country into a subservient vassal state is a high priority.
Regardless of whether Republicans or Dems control the White House and/or Congress, things won't change ahead.
That's been firm policy in Washington since Iranians ended a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny in 1979.
Since that time, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been target No. One in the oil-rich Middle East for regime change by Washington's ruling class.
Bipartisan US policy aims to regain control over the country's vast hydrocarbon resources — along with wanting Israel's main regional rival neutralized.
So far, US strategy focused on war by other means since its orchestrated 1980s Iran/Iraq war.
Under Trump since 2017, maximum pressure has been and continues to be prioritized.
It's all about wanting to inflict maximum human pain and suffering on the Iranian people that includes medical terrorism to prevent imports of medicines, medical equipment and related supplies.
It's also all about piling on sanctions and more of the same to try isolating Iran.
The latest ones came in late October.
On October 23, the Trump regime unilaterally in breach of the UN Charter sanctioned five Iranian entities and IRGC officials on phony charges of "interfering in our elections."
Ignored was that throughout US history, no evidence ever showed foreign meddling in the process by any foreign government — not Iran, Russia, or any others.
In stark contrast, clear evidence revealed unlawful US interference in scores of foreign elections throughout the post-WW II period.
On October 26, the Trump regime unlawfully sanctioned entities, individuals and vessels connected to Iran's energy industry.
They included Iran's Oil Ministry, its minister, the National Iranian Oil Company, National Iranian Tanker Company, and various other Iranian officials.
On Friday, October 30, more illegal US sanctions were imposed — in a futile attempt to "constrain (Iran's) oil and petrochemical sales."
Iran's Arya Sasol Polymer Company, Binrin Ltd, Bakhtar Commercial Co., Kavian Petrochemical Co., and Strait Shipbrokers PTE. Ltd were targeted.
Officials connected to these firms were also sanctioned.
Everything the Trump regime and its predecessors threw at Iran since its 1979 revolution failed to achieve regime change — including their war of words.
Islamic Republic resilience preserved and protected the nation's sovereign independence from diabolical USA aims.
US establishment media serve as imperial state press agents, managed news misinformation and disinformation their specialty.
One of the latest examples came from NBC News on Thursday, saying:
"Top US officials were briefed on an active threat against Pentagon leaders (sic)" — citing customary unnamed sources, adding:
"US military, intelligence and law enforcement officials were briefed late last month on a threat against the Pentagon's most senior leaders while they are on American soil…"
The "threat…remains active." A Hollywood-style cloak and dagger scenario followed, saying:
Last month, when a "Defense Department leader left the Pentagon…in a government-owned black SUV driven by a member of his security detail…an unknown vehicle immediately began to follow them…"
"The driver, identified as an Iranian national, was in a vehicle with Virginia license plates and trailed closely behind the official SUV for five to seven miles…"
"The Pentagon and the FBI disagree about whether it was a serious attempt to target a senior Defense Department leader…"
According to an FBI probe, the above "was not part of any larger threat to senior military leaders or connected directly back to Iran…"
In other words, the above scenario smacks of fake news that surfaces repeatedly against nations on the US target list for regime change — notably Russia, China and Iran.
In its report, NBC cited no sources by name. Nor was any evidence presented to suggest an Iranian threat against any US officials domestically or abroad.
Throughout Islamic Republic history since 1979, Iran never attacked another country or its officials preemptively.
It justifiably acted in self-defense when attacked as the UN Charter and other international law permit.
In stark contrast, the US, NATO, Israel, and their imperial partners committed acts of aggression against targeted nations time and again.
Since creation of the Jewish state, it's been perpetually at war on Palestinians by hot and other means — with full US-led Western support.
Iran supports peace, stability, cooperative relations with other countries and the rule of law.
The nation, its government, and military pose no threat to any other countries and their officials — except in self-defense if attacked, the legal right of all nation states.
A Final Comment
NBC News said key congressional members were not briefed on the alleged incident.
"The White House declined to comment, including on whether President Donald Trump was briefed…"
The above anti-Iran accusation lacks credibility.
Why brief the White House and congressional leaders on what no evidence exists to prove the above scenario.
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