USA versus Iran – big dicks with nukes

Hopefully this is just posturing, but there is a serious risk that one day brash posturing and threats could escalate into a real war.

Reuters: Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten’ U.S. or suffer consequences

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:

Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats earlier on Sunday, Rouhani said: “Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret,” according to a report by the state new agency IRNA.

“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said, leaving open the possibility of peace between the two countries, at odds since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Rouhani also scoffed at Trump’s threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping waterway.

Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.

In a speech late on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…

…denounced Iran’s leaders as a “mafia” and promised unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government.

A late night tweet:

Just what the world doesn’t need, big dicks with nukes.

 

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  1. From 2011:

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  2. Grimm

     /  July 23, 2018

    Awesome. A western leader pouring scorn on the way these mongrels operate.

    #landslide2020

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    • Let’s hope they’re not and he stuffs them up.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  July 23, 2018

        #letsalldie …

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      • PartisanZ

         /  July 23, 2018

        Don’t worry … a secure password always has numbers and sometimes symbols too …

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        • I have read that, contrary to what Trump says, he doesn’t have the power to start a nuclear war. The silly ass didn’t know that there wasn’t a big red button to press.

          I hope that the password’s something that he’d never guess. abc123 or something like that.

          The world doesn’t deserve to have a nuclear holocaust to compensate for Trump’s fragile ego.

          His tiny hands wouldn’t be able to type in the password fast enough, anyway.

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          • Corky

             /  July 23, 2018

            Nuclear weapons are so yesterday. You should see what’s hinted at that America has now in the way of weapons.

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            • Griff

               /  July 23, 2018

              A few to many conspiracy cranks?

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2018

              Please explain.

            • Griff

               /  July 23, 2018

              lets guess .
              You read it on the interwebs so it must be true.
              Maybe even in prison planet or some such reliable source of information.

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2018

              You do realize a nuclear bomb is a geo-harmonic device and cannot be detonated with the press of a red button?

            • Griff

               /  July 23, 2018

              A nuclear bomb users explosive force to drive a mass of radio active material together.
              A switch of some sort connected to the explosives will set it off.

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2018

              Explosives can’t cause fission..or time distortion.

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2018

              ”lets guess .
              You read it on the interwebs so it must be true.
              Maybe even in prison planet or some such reliable source of information.”

              Jane’s Defence actually. Although I do search the internet. And we all know everything on the interweb is bs.

              Researching the life of important scientists all yield clues.

            • Griff

               /  July 23, 2018

              Yesss
              A thermo nuclear”H” bomb has another stage that uses x rays released by the fission bomb above to compress and heat isotopes of hydrogen producing fusion.

              Do you know what the KIWI-B4 nuclear device was?

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2018

              Lol…😄

  4. PartisanZ

     /  July 23, 2018

    And here’s me thinking Armageddon was gonna be about core spiritual stuff …

    What a fucken bummer … to die for oil and dollars …

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  5. PartisanZ

     /  July 23, 2018

    Can we just hold off ’til after Southern and Molyneux have visited … ?

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  6. Gezza

     /  July 23, 2018

    Crazy stuff. Guess he wants to attack them. The young folk & ordinary folk in Iran have been getting more & more fed up every election with so much of their economy & taxes being wasted on Republican Guard foreign military adventures. They don’t give a toss about the Palestine & Israel conflict, or anything happening outside their borders.

    They are educated, net savvy, urbane & sophisticated in the cities like Tehran, & heartily OVER their ruling old men’s Theocracy dominating their democracy. Left alone that regime is going to pass away.

    But Trump impoverishing them, abusing their leaders, & threatening to attack them will just confirm what their leaders have always said about The Great Satan – America & have exactly the same effect of uniting them & the wholecountry against the US as if Putin or Xi threatened Trump.

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    • He does in a totally offensive way, too, which would put anyone’s back up.

      His tweets are utterly lacking in dignity and demean the office that he holds.

      Damn it, I only came online to look up one thing.

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      • MaureenW

         /  July 23, 2018

        What happened to Gaddafi and Libya was so dignified. How do you destroy counties in a dignified way Kitty?

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  July 24, 2018

          # Whatabout

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          • MaureenW

             /  July 24, 2018

            That is really a glib attempt at contributing nothing. How do you destroy countries in a dignified way?
            I have noticed that quite a few of your like-minded comrades on here, do “Whatabout. What about answering the bloody question?

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            • Patzcuaro

               /  July 24, 2018

              You can’t change what happened in the past and we don’t know what a Republican President would have don’t if faced with the same situation. We can look at the past, hopefully learn from it and make better decisions in the future.

              You can’t destroy a country in a dignified way.

    • artcroft

       /  July 23, 2018

      I talked to an Iranian guy recently. He said Iran is much like Syria. Very divided ethnically. He suggested that if America bombed Iran and toppled Tehran most of the country would divide along ethnic lines and civil war would follow. I think one Syria is enough tbh.

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      • Blazer

         /  July 23, 2018

        why does America want to bomb Iran?Surely not because U.S puppet the Shah was deposed all those decades ago!

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      • Blazer

         /  July 23, 2018

        I talked to an American recently ,he said the whole place was turning into a hellhole,gun massacres every month,record levels of imprisonment as a profit centre and the absolute decay of any moral virtue.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  July 23, 2018

        Arty, in a world divided along ethnic lines, what would be so terrible about the region dividing along ethnic lines?

        They might search for or create a mechanism other than armed conflict by which those ethnicities can become nation states … rather than live inside borders redrawn by the Allies after WW1 …

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  7. Zedd

     /  July 23, 2018

    maybe its time someone reminded MrT that Intl politics is not Reality TV & ‘sabre rattling’ in 21st century could see ‘the mother of all wars’.. also there are a few other ‘rogue states’ with nukes that are perhaps just looking for an excise to chuck one or three at ‘the great satan’ ?! :/

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    • Zedd

       /  July 23, 2018

      oops typo, s/be: just looking for an EXCUSE to chuck one… 😀

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    • …and he should be reminded that ‘You’re fired !’ doesn’t refer to nuclear weapons.

      (delighted that nobody else thought of saying it before I did)

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  8. Blazer

     /  July 23, 2018

    what has Iran ever done to deserve its pariah status by the West?
    Surely its not because they are one of the few countries not dominated by the globes biggest crime families=the private central bankers!

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    • artcroft

       /  July 23, 2018

      I’ve heard of Central Bankers and private bankers, but private central bankers?

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      • Blazer

         /  July 23, 2018

        which private bankers have you heard of?

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        • artcroft

           /  July 23, 2018

          ANZ, Westpac, BNZ…

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          • Blazer

             /  July 23, 2018

            if you drill down to the shareholdings you will find they are owned by Wall St=the Fed.
            ‘it matters not whether ‘money’ is managed privately or publicly. What matters is whether we have stable and cheap (interest-free) money. If a private interest-free Mutual Credit facility can provide it, grand. If Government can do it, fine. A mixture of both is probably the way forward.

            Central Banks are a mixture of both: they have public and private aspects. But the bottom line is that Central Banks do the bidding of the Money Power’s banking cartel. They keep competition out of the market. They prop up busted banks, maintaining some kind of ‘stability’. They oversee private usurious credit creation and maintain the banks’ ability to rake in trillions per year in interest. They allow the banks to create the boom/bust cycle.’

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    • Gezza

       /  July 23, 2018

      No it’s because they refuse to recognise the right of the state of Israel to exist & numerous leaders including their Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Khatami have publicly stated their intention to wipe it out in accordance with Allah’s will.

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  10. Patzcuaro

     /  July 24, 2018

    “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

    America has a big stick but Trump is unable to speak quietly.

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