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Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy?

• By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Recent reports suggest that Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton, together with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are "doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran". Will they succeed?

Bolton-Pompeo are involved in deliberate acts of provocation. The Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group is currently en route to the Persian Gulf  "to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime…"  

This is not the first time that threats of this nature have been formulated. War on Iran has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon for the past 16 years.  Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. military sources intimated at the time that an aerial attack on Iran could involve a large scale deployment comparable to the U.S. "shock and awe" bombing raids on Iraq in March 2003.

Without dispelling the dangers of the reckless Bolton-Pompeo initiative, a large scale US-NATO-Israel military operation directed against Iran from a strategic and geopolitical standpoint at this juncture is unlikely.

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