Donald Trump is in Saudi Arabia and judging by the speech he just gave in front of the Saudi king and an assemblage of bought and paid for supplicant nations, one of the prime goals of his visit is to organise a war with Iran.
Although Trump spoke for over half an hour, the key words were those he uttered about Iran, how that nation sponsors, arms, equips, trains and deploys terrorists across the region, namechecking Syria and Yemen as places where these Iranian sponsored terrorists have been upto no good.
For three minutes, Trump told lie after lie about Iran, his rhetoric was belicose in the extreme; particularly worrying was his statement that Iran gives safe haven to terrorists, something that was alleged of Saddam’s Iraq some 15 years ago when the drums of war were beating for that nation.
Now Iran finds itself squarely in the crosshairs, branded a state sponsor of terrorism and a destabilising factor in the region, old lies we have heard many times before, not least when Bush Jr and Dick Cheney were manufacturing their pretexts for the invasion of Iraq.
Trump concluded his anti-Iran diatribe by puckering up and giving King Salman’s backside a great big, wet and sloppy kiss, praising his investment in the US – most likely the key investments have been bribes to persuade the US to do his bidding (or rather, that of the Kosher Nostra crime cabal).
In short, we just saw Trump beat the drums of war in the direction of Iran in front of the people who are bankrolling the whole sorry spectacle…
P.S. a war with Iran would cause oil prices to shoot up, and who would that most benefit?