12 thoughts on “Trump’s Reign of Error and the March to War – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. It is clear that you are a smart man, so it is astonishing that you keep making stupid conclusions on the things you write about. Deciding whether an attack can be considered terror or self defense does not depend on the numbers of casualties. So the US can attack and kill 100 times more people than Iran but still be just. Iran’s definition as a terror state does not depend on whether they are successful at killing, but on the reason they attack at the first place. And if you really believe that Iran supports groups like Hizzballa and Hamas for any good or justified reason, than maybe my first statement in this comment shoul be reconsidered.

    1. @ Patrick Podolski:

      It is clear that you are a smart man

      I wish I could say the same. Because you’ve ignored the hundreds of analysts, journalists, academics and anti-war activists who’ve labelled U.S. and Israeli policy as government-sponsored terror. While it’s true that not every military operation or policy by these two countries may be portrayed this way, a huge proportion of our actions abroad in conflict zones may be properly called terror. Not to mention the allies we’ve armed who’ve engaged in terror.

      As to whether Iran supports Hezbollah and Hamas for any “good or justified reason,” I suppose it depends who’s making that judgment. If you’re an Islamophobe, hate Iran, or are a big fan of Bibi Netanyahu (or Trump) then there is no “good reason.” But if you’re a reasonable person aware of the malign history of our interventions in the region and Iran’s response to them, you can find scores of valid reasons for Iran to act as it has.

  2. “Trump reminds me of a programmed robot. He has four or five different pre-recorded statements he’s capable of uttering. Once he’s done with those, he can’t muster an articulate word on any other subject.”

    Boy, how right you are. I’m no dittohead, never will be, but you’re spot on here.

    My father, just before he passed away, was developing dementia at age 88. A brilliant man and a litigator who would put the fear of God in his opponents, was reduced in the last year of his life to a bunch of set phrases he’d pull out of his head for different occasions. I see Trump heading down the same path.

    1. @ Eunice Kearnes: Given the U.S. history of sabotaging Iran going all the way back to 1953, who can blame them? And what are those U.S. troops doing there in Iraq anyway? Occupying the country. Iraqis have a right to defend their country and throw out their occupiers.

      Not to mention, the millions of Iraqis the U.S. killed over the past 2 decades. BTW, despite the headline, Iran didn’t “kill” any U.S. troops in Iraq. Iraqi Shiites did. Iraqis, responding to the U.S. occupation of their country. Yes, Iran supplied them with materials to conduct their guerilla war against the U.S., just like the U.S. has supplied weapons and intelligence to countless insurgent militants and armies in multiple countries (Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, Chile, Egypt, Vietnam) when we don’t like the ruling government. So I’m afraid this is a bit of the pot calling the kettle…

  3. The statement – Iran is a “nation of terror” – is subservient to the Saudi Kingdom which is now aligned with the interests of the Israeli state run by Netanyahu. The actors involved to get Trump elected president, once he won the nomination, can all be found with strong ties to the Middle East from Israel via the UAE to the KSA. The policy is set by the White House by choice of advisors and appointments to key tasks of the Pentagon, State (to dismantle diplomacy) and Ambassadors for the messaging. As a businessman, all Trump is doing is to repay a debt. For starters look at the role played by Steve Bannon, Paul Singer and Erik Prince. The House of Abu Dhabi is just as bad as the House of Saud. Trump’s hatched man is son-in-law Jared Kushner, family related to Netanyahu and befriended with murderous Prince Salman.

  4. If Trump sends troops to invade Iran to do regime change, it will not be like the allies liberating France in 1944. The Iranian people will fight for their country. American troops will be massacred. Many will actually refuse to serve. American bases throughout the Middle East will be attacked. Hezbollah will bomb Israel. Gas prices in our country will go through the roof. Trump should be impeached and removed from office for a lot more reasons than just Russiagate.

  5. If Trump sends troops to invade Iran to do regime change, it will not be like the allies liberating France in 1944. The Iranian people will fight for their country. American troops will be massacred. Many will actually refuse to serve. American bases throughout the Middle East will be attacked. Hezbollah will bomb Israel. Gas prices in our country will go through the roof. Trump should be impeached and removed from office for a lot more reasons than just Russiagate.

  6. President Trump might follow his non-interventionist instinct and step back from the brink. Nations of course enter war – enthusiastically or reluctantly – in the furtherance of their national interests. But history demonstrates that powers end up getting the war they are seeking to avoid: defeat. Interests are supposed to bolster against ultimate existential threat: they do the very opposite. That is the case with Iran. There is a real risk the US could clash with Russia and China who also have vital interests in the region. The signs are of another world war – nuclear war.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  7. “Because you’ve ignored the hundreds of analysts, journalists, academics and anti-war activists”
    As always, you cherry-pick your sources and completely ignore others. The fact some people agree with you, don’t mean you are right or that your opponent is wrong.

    1. @ Yoni LEvy: the overwhelming preponderance of those I mentioned agree with my point of view. A few outliers and those lacking much credibility agree with you. I’ll stack the authorities I reference against yours anytime.

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