These three extracts come from three separate articles, all recent, with source links provided at the end of each extract. A 7-minute video follows.
“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict.”
— Vladimir Putin
The latest in a long series of bloody terrorist attacks attributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) unfolded in Iran early Wednesday with coordinated armed assaults on the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini. At least 12 people were killed and 43 wounded.
The reactions of the US government and the Western media to the attacks in Tehran stand in stark contrast to their response to the May 22 bombing that killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena and the London Bridge attacks that claimed nine lives last Saturday.
The Trump White House released a vicious statement that effectively justified the killings in Iran, declaring, “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” an attitude that found its reflection in the relative indifference of the media to the loss of Iranian lives.
It is clearly understood that terrorism against Iran serves definite political aims that are in sync with those of US imperialism and its regional allies.
For its part, Tehran’s reaction to the attacks was unambiguous. It laid the responsibility at the door of the US and its principal regional ally, Saudi Arabia. The attack was understood in Tehran as a political act carried out in conjunction with identifiable state actors and aimed at furthering definite geostrategic objectives.
The same can be said of the earlier acts of terrorism carried out in Manchester and London, as well as those in Paris, Brussels and elsewhere before them.
Underlying the violence on the streets of Europe is the far greater violence inflicted upon the Middle East by US, British and French imperialism.
ISIS is itself the direct product of a series of imperialist wars.
The latest round of terror has its source in growing dissatisfaction among Washington’s Middle Eastern allies and its Islamist proxy forces over the slow pace of the US intervention in Syria and Washington’s failure to bring the six-year war for regime change to a victorious conclusion.
The people giving the orders for these attacks live in upper-class neighborhoods in London, Paris and elsewhere, enjoying close connections with intelligence agencies and government officials. Those who carry out the terrorist atrocities are expendable assets, foot soldiers who are easily replaced from among the broad layers enraged by the slaughter carried out by the United States and its Nato allies in the Middle East.
What has become clear after 16 years of the so-called “war on terrorism”—going all the way back to the hijackers of 9/11—is that these elements move in and out of the Middle East, Europe and the US itself not only without hindrance, but under what amounts to state protection. When they arrive at passport control, their names come up with definite instructions that they are not to be stopped. “Welcome home, sir! Enjoy your vacation in Libya?”
Why have they enjoyed this carte blanche? Because they are auxiliaries of US and European intelligence, necessary proxies in wars for regime change from Libya to Syria and beyond that are being waged to further (((imperialist interests))).
If from time to time these elements turn against their sponsors, with innocent civilians paying with their lives, that is part of the price of doing business.
Innocent men, women and children, whether in London, Manchester, Paris, Tehran, Baghdad or Kabul, are paying the terrible price for these (((imperialist operations))), which leave a trail of blood and destruction everywhere.
All the signs of a looming war on the Korean Peninsula are surfacing. We’re watching as each country moves strategic pieces into place. But unlike past world wars, although there will be ground troops, the battle is likely to be fierce, brutal and quick. It will also be globally devastating.
With the three super powers drawn into the mix — the US, Russia and China — other nations will be coerced into choosing sides.
Ordinary citizens will be the last to know what is about to happen.
As previously noted, both China and Russia are mobilizing troops to the North Korean border, and the United States now has a Naval strike group directly off the coast of the rogue state. Confrontation appears to be imminent.
In the United States, retailers report that the sale of gas masks and anti-radiation pills has spiked in recent weeks amid fears of impending global disaster. Elite billionaires are building bunkers and making long term plans to survive the coming catastrophe.
Meanwhile, various governments around the world are carefully positioning their pieces on the grand chessboard.
North Korea has responded to President Trump’s deployment of an aircraft carrier, surveillance drones and missile tests by saying that IF EVEN A SINGLE BULLET IS FIRED IT WILL NUKE THE UNITED STATES.
All signs point to serious trouble in the very near future. The world sits on the brink of a war unlike anything mankind has ever witnessed.
With tensions among the world’s super powers mounting in places like Ukraine, Syria, North Korea and most recently Qatar and Iran, it may only be a matter of time before someone pushes the red button.
When they do, all bets are off, and as we’ve learned from the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in June of 1914, once the trigger is pulled there’s no going back.
We are, in fact, at war right now.
Action has already been taken by both sides.
Putin and the Russian people believe the America’s actions are going to lead to a nuclear conflict initiated by America.
The leadership of the US is made up of politicians who began their careers as (((Marxist-Socialists))). Traitors now have their fingers on the triggers of nuclear warheads. (((These dope-smoking Marxists of dubious citizenship))) will have no qualms in destroying our country.
Instead of statesmen and diplomats, we now have self-interested, politically-motivated belligerents backing Russia and other nations into corners and pushing them toward war.
How long the war of words will continue is unknown.
However, when the missiles begin to fly you can be sure of one thing: the men who gave the orders to unleash Armageddon will be safely ensconced in their bunkers or in other hideouts out of harm’s way.
Vladimir Putin has recently made it clear how all this will play out:
The Putin Interviews, between the Russian leader and Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, which will be screened on Showtime, were shot between summer 2015 and February this year. They give an extraordinary insight into one of the most powerful men in the world.
Stone asked Putin whether the US would be “dominant” in the event of a hot war between the two nuclear powers.
“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict,” Putin said.