Iran Threatens America: If New Sanctions Pass, US Military "Would Be At Risk"

In the coming days, president Trump is expected to announce that he will decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal, a step that potentially could cause the historic Obama-era accord to unravel. Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to limit its disputed nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions. Realizing the dire threat that such a move presents for its economy - not to mention Iranian oil exports -  Iran has escalated the rhetoric, and overnight it warned the United States that U.S. regional military bases "would be at risk" if further sanctions were passed or if the US designated its Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist group.

On Friday the Financial Times reported that Donald Trump is expected to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group,  as part of a new hardline strategy against the Islamic republic.

Mr Trump is expected to announce new measures against Iran, including the prospect of additional targeted sanctions, the designation of the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation and the adoption of a tougher stance on Iranian proxies in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, according to a person briefed on the matter. 


“It’s an integrated Iran strategy focused on neutralising and rolling back Iran’s malign activities regionally and globally,” the person said.

Iran was not happy: "The Americans should know that the Trump government’s stupid behavior with the nuclear deal will be used by the Islamic Republic as an opportunity to move ahead with its missile, regional and conventional defense program," Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, quoted by Reuters. He then explicitly threatened US presence in the region, warning that “if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles."

Jafari also said that additional sanctions would end the chances for future dialogue with the United States, and issued a stark warning to American troops.

“If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East,” Jafari said according to a IRGC statement.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards is the nations' most powerful security force. The Quds Force - the IRGC’s foreign espionage and paramilitary wing - and individuals and entities associated with the IRGC are on the US list of foreign terrorist organizations, but the organization as a whole is not, at leaset not yet. 


Members of the IRGC march during a military parade in Tehran September 22, 2007.

IRGC commanders have framed their military involvement in Iraq and Syria, where they are fighting to support the government of President Bashar al-Assad, as a fight against Islamic State.  For the duration of the campaign against the Islamic State, Iran has seen the Sunni Muslim militants of ISIS as an existential threat to the mostly Shi'ite Islamic Republic. Dozens of members of the Guards, including senior commanders, have been killed in Syria and Iraq.

As a reminder, on June 7, Islamic State claimed an attack on Tehran’s parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing 18 people in one of the nation's highest profile terrorist attacks in recent years. The Guards fired missiles at Islamic State bases in Syria on June 18 in response.

Last Thursday, Trump again accused Tehran of violating the “spirit” of the landmark nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), limiting Iran’s nuclear program for fifteen years in exchange for easing pre-existing sanctions. He also included the Islamic Republic in a list of “challenges we should’ve taken care of a long time ago,” which features North Korea, Afghanistan, and IS.

Trump has until October 15 to recertify the deal. If he chooses not to - which now appears the most likely outcome - then it will go to Congress, which will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions on Tehran, effectively putting an end to the agreement. Trump has called the agreement the “worst deal ever negotiated,” and pledged to “dismantle” it.

Iran has repeatedly warned against violating and pulling out of the deal, as it would be harmful primarily to Washington’s own interests and jeopardize the security of the whole region. At a ceremony at Tehran University marking the start of the academic year, Iran president Rouhani said that “in the nuclear negotiations and agreement we reached issues and benefits that are not reversible. No one can turn that back, not Mr. Trump or anyone else."

Rouhani also said on Saturday that if the United States violated the deal then it would hurt its own reputation in the international community.

“If America carries out any violations today, the whole world will condemn America. They will not condemn Iran,” Rouhani said, according to state media. “Then they will say why did you trust America and sign an agreement with them."

“Even if 10 other Trumps are created in the world, these are not reversible.”

The EU has also voiced concerns over removing the nuclear agreement, which “serves the interests of all parties,” according to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. She also stressed that the achievement in striking the long-negotiated agreement belongs to the international community, not just the US.

Meanwhile, on Sunday the IRGC navy was carrying out a military exercise on Sunday in the Gulf, an area of tension with the U.S. navy in recent months. More than 110 vessels were involved in the exercise, including some that have rocket and missile capabilities, Reuters quoted a Guards commander as saying.


tmosley sincerely_yours Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:50 Permalink

You should never threaten to do something and then fail to follow through. You lose all credibility. Tin pot.In other news, ISIS fighter are surrendering in large quantities. 1000 since Tuesday.… if ISIS leaders have made a deal to turn in their fighters in exchange for cash/clemency, or if they are just running out of money and supplies. Hell of a way to lay people off, sending them to prison for life.

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earleflorida tmosley Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:04 Permalink

sadly, the trail of horror this ISIS has left on the Syrian people with hundreds of villages throughout syria now digging up 'gigantic' graveyards filled with the old, the crippled, woman, girls, boys, and infant babies having been slaughtered  after the captured men forced to dig their own graves, [and] bulldosed into these mass graves.and, were gonna let them surrender---... when they video a young boy being slapped about by four able bodied ISIS as they cut the harmless child's head off and laugh.fucking Hitler was more compassionate than these Zionist backed scum!kill every last one of them,..PERIOD!!!

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pods Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:38 Permalink

The Persians aren't a threat. The House of Saud hates them though. I haven't seen where Iran has not lived up to the deal we struck with them. Well, except Bibi's bomb picture. Looks like more debt money must be conjured to keep our system running. Lovely. Always about the debt money, and of course FOR those who own and run it. pods

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earleflorida pods Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:26 Permalink

America's civil war ended (the british/rothschild's were invovled) may 9, 1865, an in that same year in london, england, the soon to become PM William Ewart Gladstone stated in the 'House of Commons'...--- that the United States 'WAS THE BEST PLACE FOR INVESTMENT IN THE WORLD', [and] advised the British Capitalist to invest and concentrate their capital upon this country.This was the 'London Power Money', that financed America's Industrial Revolution (all industries inclusive) via Jewish militates!!!

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RagnarRedux Buckaroo Banzai Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:52 Permalink

The largely low Average General IQ mystery meat darkies are the weaponized tool (((they))) use. An in-group strategy honed over the millennia.Germany: The World Jewish Congress And Official German Jewry Welcome The Non-White Invasion"The World Jewish Congress and the Central Council of Jews in Germany have issued a formal statement welcoming the non-White invasion of Germany, calling it the “right thing” and an “evolution towards an open society.”At the same time, of course, both Jewish organizations back Israel, which has a Jews-only immigration policy and which checks potential immigrants to see if they have Jewish DNA."…US: Jews & Muslims Form Alliance Against Trump"The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) launched a new national group to be known as the “Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council” to “give Muslims and Jews a way to critique Trump and his advisers’ rhetoric and policy with a single voice.”The fact that the AJC supports Israel—which has border, anti-refugee, and anti-Islam policies that pale in comparison to even the most extreme thing Trump has ever said—appears not to bother the AJC or ISNA.Jewish-Muslim cooperation against Europeans has a long historical record, most notably during the era of the white-slave trading Barbary States of North Africa." The Chief Rabbi Of France Urges Jews And Muslims To Work Together Against European Nationalists… 

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair RagnarRedux Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

For those conversant with the Bible, the twin themes of Jewish resource acquisition and deceit will be familiar. For example, in A People That Shall Dwell Alone: Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy, Kevin MacDonald describes this:

The biblical stories of sojourning by the patriarchs among foreigners are very prominently featured in Genesis. Typically there is an emphasis on deception and exploitation of the host population, after which the Jews leave a despoiled host population, having increased their own wealth and reproductive success. Indeed, immediately after the creation story and the genealogy of Abraham, Genesis presents an account of Abraham’s sojourn in Egypt. Abraham goes to Egypt to escape a famine with his barren wife Sarah, and they agree to deceive the pharaoh into thinking that Sarah is his sister, so that the pharaoh takes her as a concubine. As a result of this transaction, Abraham receives great wealth . . . .

Far from being a unique story, it portrays a pattern. MacDonald concludes, “Like the others, the Egyptian sojourn begins with deception and ends with the Israelites obtaining great treasure and increasing their numbers.”

The most famous Biblical story of deceit is the story of Exodus. Joseph helps his relatives enter by telling them to deny being shepherds because the Egyptians dislike shepherds. The Israelites reside in Egypt and are successful: “And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt . . . and they got them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly” (Gen. 47:27).

The Book of Esther is another fascinating tale of deceit in which Esther, a beautiful Jewish woman, insinuates herself into the inner court of a powerful king but keeps secret her Jewish identity. Eventually, she is able to both save her fellow Jews and have the king kill her enemy, Haman, and his ten sons. The Jews then kill 75,000 others with the approval of the king: “The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them” (Est. 9:5). Meanwhile, her cousin Mordecai assumes a prominent position in the royal court.

To this day, Jews celebrate these acts of deception and political murder as the holiday of Purim. This is an important indication that fraud and deception are part of the official ideology of Judaism.

What is the archetype of the Jew in the Jews’ own founding myth? It is that of the liar or trickster. Recall what happened in Genesis 27:5-45. Nearing death, the elderly Isaac sent Esau out to trap game in order to prepare a meal appropriate to the blessing Isaac was to bestow upon his first son. With Rebecca’s participation, Jacob deceived his father into believing that he was in fact Esau. Numerous times Isaac suspected a ruse, finally asking, "Are you really my son Esau?" "I am," Jacob lied. Jacob was ultimately successful in deceiving his father and received his blessing.

This passage is a stark instance in which we see one origin for the still-common Jewish belief that others (goyim) are to serve them. “Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers.”

Also of note is Isaac’s ambivalent blessing to his deceived son Esau: "Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away from the dew of heaven on high. By your sword you shall live, but your brother you shall serve.”

About the only hopeful note comes when Isaac concludes: “But when you break loose you shall break his [Jacob’s] yoke from your neck.”

One might ask what relevance such ancient history has to the present. By way of answer I refer to the remarks made at the outset of this essay. Exodus remains a pivotal text in the Jewish mental landscape, shaping ideas about identity, victimhood, and validation. Its early reception has also come to represent, in the Jewish mind, the origins of “anti-Semitism” and the plagiarism of a putative Jewish genius. Because of the influence of Christianity in retaining and reinforcing the Pentateuch, and even extending it somewhat into the Western psyche, the story of the Exodus has been undeservedly preserved under a kind of cultural permafrost. We have for the most part lost touch with the fact that it was at one point in time merely one tribal repudiation of an overwhelming consensus. Historian Gohei Hata has argued that by the time of Josephus at least seven major Greek or Greek-Egyptian writers and intellectuals had published accounts asserting that Jews had some distant connection to Egypt, that they had been banished, that they had suffered from an affliction of the skin, and that Moses himself was an unstable Egyptian apostate.[29]
While our people may recall none of these chroniclers, they are extremely familiar with the tales of oppressed Jews fed to them by their churches, and by a Hollywood that continues to produce both adult and children’s movies concerning a “heroic” Moses stripped of the murderous, psychopathic qualities that drench the pages of the Pentateuch. Imagine if they were instead confronted with the fact that the tale of Moses familiar to them is even more distant to reality than they could imagine, concealing a much more sinister history in Egypt, and revealing instead the psychotic and fevered imaginings of a cabal of Alexandrian rabbis.

Even if Moses never existed other than as a kind of Golem squatting in the psychological recesses of the intellectuals who conceived him, he still retains a kind of “reality.” And in this regard we might consider the comments of Christian Bale, the Welsh actor chosen to play Moses in the 2014 film Exodus: Gods and Kings. Asked about the character he had been asked to play, and his own research into the figure, Bale replied that Moses “was ‘likely schizophrenic’ and was one of the most ‘barbaric’ individuals he’d ever read about in his life.” He cited biblical passages that were not included as events in the film: The chapter in Numbers where Moses orders the slaughter of all Midianite prisoners of war, save the virgin girls; and the section of Exodus in which Moses punishes the Israelites for worshiping the golden calf by forcing them to drink a scalding liquid made of the ground-up idol before ordering the slaughter of 3,000 Hebrews for the transgression. Bale closed his remarks by adding that “if Moses were alive today, he would likely be tried for war crimes.”…

The mashiach [Jewish messiah] will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1). He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15)...The world after the messiah comes is often referred to in Jewish literature as Olam Ha-Ba (oh-LAHM hah-BAH), the World to Come...In the Olam Ha-Ba, the whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion (Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9)." -- From "Mashiach: The Messiah", Judaism 101…

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Akzed Snípéir_Ag_Obair Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:49 Permalink

 Abraham was not a Jew, in any sense, nor was Isaac or Jacob.God destroyed Jerusalem and Israel in AD 70 for murdering Christ and persecuting the Church, and those not eliminated by the Romans were sold into slavery. Few escaped.The Jews of the past basically no longer exist. Modern Jews are Khazars, as you know.You have probably never met a descendent of Judah.The Canaanites the Jews destroyed were repaid for their similar treatment of other tribes, among other things.Religious Jews today could care less about the OT, their sacred texts are the Talmud, Kabbalah, and Zohar.Is Christian Bale your favorite theologian? 

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HRClinton Mustafa Kemal Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

We all know what you mean, but for your, edification- Bogeyman / Boogeyman is what you refer to- Boogy or Boogie men are dancing guys. In other news: the US continues its downward slide in international student competitions. They are now at #32, just one spot ahead of 'Meheeko'.The deliberate dumbing down of the US population -- especially its Goy population -- continues successfully: ZHers don't kare no moar about spellling, dikshon or grammer - dontcha know?

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Winston Churchill thesonandheir Sun, 10/08/2017 - 11:21 Permalink

Another American that doesn't look at an atlas ?Both Afghanistan and Iran are cursed by their geography.By holding both,whether by invasion or puppet regime,you block eurasia from expandinginto the MENA.Afghanistan by itself is not enough because it leaves open the route throughBaluchistan to Iran.The current Pakistan is our enemy meme is designed to delay that route concurrent withpreps to invade or regime change Iran.Iran,Baluchistan, and Afghanistan have always been vital pieces in the great game ofempire.

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