Iran

China-India Conflict Is Far More Dangerous Than US-North Korea One

While the international media remains concerned to the point of being fixated on the US-DPRK (North Korea) stand-off, in terms of sheer firepower, the much more pressing stand-off between China and India holds the potential to be far more destructive.

Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks Trump In Tweet About Charlottesville

This is rich coming from a guy who referred to Israel as a "cancerous tumor of a state" that should be "annihilated" and constantly subjects female activists to prison time and "lashings" for having the audacity to speak out about gender bias, an action which Khamenei says only serves to "corrupt the role of women in society."

Iran Threatens Trump With Restart Of Nuclear Program "Within Hours"

"Those who try to return to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of past delusions," Iran president Rouhani said on Tuesday. "If they want to go back to that experience, definitely in a short time — hours and days — we will return to our previous [nuclear] situation very much stronger."

Frontrunning: August 15

  • White House Risks a Backfire Over China and North Korea (WSJ)
  • Three More CEOs Turn Their Backs on Trump (BBG)
  • Cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues (Reuters)
  • Moon Vents Korea Frustration by Asserting Right to Veto U.S. War (BBG)
  • Iran says its drones near U.S. vessels are safe, following rules (Reuters)

Is Trump Gearing Up To End The Iran Nuclear Deal?

"U.S. President Trump seems determined to kill the nuclear deal with Iran. European leaders should strive to prevent this, as it would severely damage transatlantic relations and the nuclear non-proliferation regime."

Iran To Send Warship Flotilla To West Atlantic Amid Massive New Military Build Up

Tehran is preparing to send a flotilla of Iranian warships to the western Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on Iran.

"Attack Venezuela!?" Ron Paul Rants "Trump Can't Be Serious!"

"...the White House is becoming the war house and the president seems to see war as a first solution rather than a last resort. His threats of military action against a Venezuela that neither threatens nor could threaten the United States suggests a shocking lack of judgment."

Conspiracy Or Chaos?

“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory. The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.

Paul Craig Roberts Explains "How Conspiracy Theories Really Work"

"In the United States, 'conspiracy theory' is the name given to explanations that differ from those that serve the ruling oligarchy, the establishment or whatever we want to call those who set and control the agendas and the explanations that support the agendas."