Trump threatens Iran with further terrorist attacks


[Editor’s note: Let’s be clear about a couple of things here, firstly, Iran is in no way a sponsor or promoter of terrorism, secondly, Trump’s ‘warning’ was a direct threat to the Iranians, issued on behalf of his Saudi paymasters.

The terror attacks in Tehran last week were claimed by Islamic State, but the truth is, they were false flags carried out by foreign infiltrators under the direction of Iran’s enemies and financed by the Saudis and their Gulf state allies. Trump is well aware of this and by ‘warning’ of further attacks, he is really issuing a threat to Iran that these attacks will continue.

The recent Arab summit in Saudi Arabia that Trump attended clearly had the formation of an anti-Iran coalition as one of it’s key objectives. The subsequent isolation of Qatar by the other Arab states is a clear indicator that Qatar refused to join this coalition as it simply does not see Iran as an enemy and prefers to maintain good relations with it’s neighbour. Recently Qatar and Iran have signed co-operation agreements relating to the exploitation of oil and gas deposits and have generally improved their relations in recent months.

So while Qatar is not going to be a part of it, it is clear that the anti-Iran coalition is going to attack Iran and they have chosen to use the same ‘Islamic State’ terrorism they unleashed on Syria and Iraq as their weapon.

There are two good reasons for choosing this approach; firstly, the Saudi and allied Gulf armies are of very limited combat effectiveness – we have seen them humiliated by the Houthi tribesmen in Yemen, therefore the idea of them taking on the large and capable Iranian military is  non-starter. Secondly, using Islamic State terrorism fits with their ‘Iran is the main sponsor of terrorism’ narrative which exists to deflect the blame from the real sponsors of terrorism – the Saudis, the lesser Gulf states and their Israeli and American allies. Ian]

Trump to Iran: States backing terror risk ‘falling victim’ themselves

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed sympathy for the victims of a terror attack in Iran that killed 13 people, but issued a barbed warning that the country was reaping what it sowed.

Gunmen and suicide bombers, acting almost simultaneously, attacked Iran’s parliament and a shrine to the revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

“We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times,” Trump said in a brief statement. “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”

Earlier, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that “the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world.” “We express our condolences to the victims and their families, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Iran,” she added.

Campaign rhetoric

Trump has long accused Iran of backing terrorism. During last year’s presidential campaign, he suggested that one of his top priorities was to dismantle the “disastrous” 2015 deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

As president, he has maintained his criticism of Iran – during a visit to Israel last month Trump said Tehran now feels “emboldened” by the nuclear accord – but has not tampered with the agreement.

Even as Washington expressed its condolences over the terror strike, the US Senate advanced legislation Wednesday that would impose new sanctions on Iran, partly for what the bill described as the Iranian regime’s “support for acts of international terrorism.”

Procedural hurdle

Lawmakers voted 92 to 7 to clear a procedural hurdle, setting up a later vote on final passage. But Republicans and Democrats alike said they are eager to add an amendment that would slap fresh sanctions on Russia in response to US intelligence conclusions that the Kremlin conducted or approved cyberattacks on US targets in an effort to sway the presidential election.

“In the last eight months, what price has Russia paid for attacking American democracy? Hardly any at all,” Republican Senator John McCain said. “We need a strong Russia sanctions amendment. We need it now.”

Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein said it was “the wrong time” to pass fresh sanctions on Iran.
“The country has just suffered from two significant terrorist attacks after electing a moderate government with 57 percent of the vote,” she said. “We need to give Iran the opportunity to recover and set a new course.”

Zarif calls it repugnant

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump’s reaction to the deadly group attacks in Tehran was “repugnant”.

“Repugnant WH (White House) statement… as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients,” Zarif tweeted. He was responding to Trump’s comment that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote”.

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Ian Greenhalgh

Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.

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  1. Kingdom of Saudi Judia, war and killing are prohibited in Ramadan. Isis, Islamic? No Muslim believes that, but we are blamed for it, extremely frustrating!

  2. The hypocrisy of the west, particularly that of Washington is beyond astounding. The west acts more like a depraved sociopath destroying everything in its path.
    Trump, with the IQ of a cat, has no idea, is clueless and ignorant like the people who voted for him. Those in congress are doing exactly as israel tells them. They’d better or they get un-elected or worse. Congress and the Whore House will continue to play the game until they get burned. Of course Trump is a whore for israel and saudi arabia, by now anyone with more than two working brain cells should have that figured out by now, however that leaves out the red state voters. America is stuck with this oafish child molester, who is easily led around by the nose by Kushner and of Netenyahu.
    That it is America, KSA and israel that is supporting terrorism and not Iran, Russia nor Iraq has totally escaped the majority of Americans particularly Trump supporters.
    After all who signs the paychecks handed out to DAESH?

    • Zarif is quite correct. America, israel and KSA will fall vicitim to their own evil.
      The American people are already paying for it. Soon it will be israel’s turn along with the saudis.

  3. It is my current understanding that Iran has not aggressively forced it’s will on anyone, for centuries. Although, they have proven themselves to be fully capable of defending against aggressive action. On the other hand, Americarael and its gulf state allies are self admitted sponsors of terrorism.

    Trump doesn’t understand that after making an arms deal worth hundreds of billions with Saudi Arabia, America can’t even pretend to be at war with terrorists. After making such a deal with the epicenter of Wahhabi extremism, America can no longer legitimately criticize anyone, for anything, especially not for sponsoring terrorism.

    Is Trump really too stupid to comprehend the probability of US weapons being transferred from the Saudi’s to the brutal terrorist groups they support? That’s 1+1=2 problem solving. Sadly, I wouldn’t doubt that he is that stupid. Just look at the f’n picture at the top of the article. Or, if he is as smart as he would like everyone to believe he is, that means he fully understands that the weapons provided by the US to Saudi Arabia, will likely (definitely) end up in the hands of brutal terrorists, who will effectively serve the interests of Israelica. Trump more or less promised a war against Iran when it was his turn to pander to AIPAC.

  4. In the Quran God swears by his creations to plead with humanity again and again to know their human status ( Which is love for all life forms including humans, to be forgiving, to be merciful, to charitable and to be peace seeker etc ) Here is an examlpe of part from Sura Zaitun ( there are many version of translations of Sura Zaitun ” By (WHICH MEANS I SWEAR ) fig and by olive; and by Mount Sinai and by this city of peace ( may be Jerusalem ) we have indeed created Man of the most Beautiful Stature, except for those who have fallen Lower than the Lowest………………”. Trump and likes are indeed of those who are Lower than the Lowest. We know his personality before he was imposed on USA and we know that even in this high office he maintains his Lower than Lowest character.

    • Trump is bought and paid for; has been forever. He is lower than Whale doo doo; yup that is as low as it gets. Enjoy a nice date and a cool glass of water after sunset. No better way to break a fast.

  5. “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”

    Oh dear Europe, that’s put the cat among the pigeons.

    So the attacks in France, UK etc…….?

    Better watch your mouth, old Trumpy boy…

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