However, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are not happy about the decision.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / FOX NEWS | June 23, 2019: The video highlights that lawmakers in Washington DC back military retaliation on Iran following drone attack, Trump calls drone being shot down a mistake.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / NYT | June 21, 2019: The article highlights that President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday (June 20) night after a day of escalating tensions. According to White House officials, the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.
The operation was underway, said senior administration official, in its early stages when it was abruptly called off. Planes were in the air and ships were in position to launch attack, but that no missiles were fired yet when word came to stand down.
The sudden reversal halt what would have been the president’s third military action against targets in the Middle East. President Trump had struck twice at targets in Syria, in 2017 and 2018.
(BattleForWorld: Netanyahu of Israel is not happy, because he was betting on this military strike against Iran. More provocations by the US and Israel for Iran ahead. The ruling elites are in a posture of war – relentless war. Do they still believe that their secret bunkers will protect them?
Did President Trump finally come to realization that Iran’s military targeting skills had increased in sophistication? Iran being able to detect stealth planes [yes it can; the drone was targeted while operating in stealth mode and shot down]; and that if Iran is attacked it would not have backed down, and would target positions in Israel with effective means, etc. So the limited strike attack on Iran by the US would expand into something far greater. Did Mike Pompeo lied to President Trump about the intended strike being limited, knowing full well it wasn’t going to be? Because all Pompeo and Netanyahu need is Trump’s go ahead to start the war and the dynamics become more complex for the president is already lured and trapped.)
BATTLE FOR WORLD / YAHOO | June 15, 2019: The article highlights that the owner of the Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday (June 13) said US reports have provided “false” information regarding what happened in the Gulf of Oman in the Middle-East.
The operator of the ship said “flying objects” that may have been bullets were the cause of damage to the vessel, rather than mines as the US has suggested, used by Iranian forces.
Chief executive Yutaka Katada of the Japanese company operating the ship called Kokuka Courageous, one of two vessels attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, said the damage as reported could not have been caused by mines or torpedos that are launched underwater, because the damage was reportedly above the ship’s waterline.
Regardless, the Trump administration insists that the attacks were carried out by Iran. However the government of Iran has denied having any involvement in either of the two incidents.
(BattleForWorld: This incident blaming Iran is likely not to stick resulting in an attack from the US. But what this incident is doing is paving the way for more false-flag attacks to be blamed on Iran. And each new false-flag event pulls Iran closer for eventual attack by the US and allies. It appears that someone is trying to help Trump from being lured into a trap. Things are starting to assemble in place in the words of Dick Cheney about a far worse event pending.)
BATTLE FOR WORLD / RT AMERICA | June 20, 2019: The video highlights, asking the question: Is the US government preparing to lie its way into another war? With State Secretary Mike Pompeo admitting to “lying, cheating and stealing” as CIA director. Journalist Rick Sanchez reminds us that as citizens, it’s our responsibility to be aware of what’s going on in our government and to hold officials to account.
(BattleForWorld: But if the corporate media is assisting officials with their lies to register into citizens as truth, leading to civil unrest, wars, killing, etc. the problem becomes very challenging for citizens.)
BATTLE FOR WORLD / NEWS TRUST | May 11, 2019: The article highlights that Iran could target U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers, the U.S. Maritime Administration said on Friday (May 10) [in what appears to be a provocation by the US necons], and a senior Iranian cleric said a U.S. Navy fleet could be “destroyed with one missile.” (BattleForWorld: The U.S. necons commanding Trump is pushing for an attack on Iran, which can only be in the interest of Israel.)
In the latest war fervor and tense exchange of words between Tehran and Washington, Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guards has said that Iran would not negotiate with the United States, a stance the U.S. said seemed partly aimed at discouraging Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate allies from taking up a U.S. offer of talks.
The U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 9) urged Iran’s leaders to talk with him about giving up their nuclear program [ultimatum] and said he could not rule out the use of military confrontation.
The U.S.’s kind offer at the barrel of a gun, presented by Trump in an offer as he increased economic and military pressure on Iran, moving to cut off all Iranian oil exports this month while beefing up the U.S. Navy and Air Force presence in the Gulf area. The acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave approval to new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a U.S. official told Reuters news service on Friday.
The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln deployed to the Middle East as a warning to Iran, passed through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday and American B-52 bombers have also arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, said the U.S. Central Command.
Iran has dismissed both moves of U.S. military pressure – which the United States said it took after U.S. intelligence signaled possible preparations by Tehran to attack U.S. forces or interests – and the U.S. sees Iran moves as “psychological warfare” designed to intimidate it.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / DEBKA | May 18, 2019: The article highlights that the Chinese oil tanker “Pacific Bravo” has loaded some 2 million barrels of Iranian oil from the Soroosh and Kharg terminals in the Persian Gulf, according to data provided by TankerTrackers.com. The act is seen as the first violation of US sanctions since Washington, DC cancelled all exemptions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders on “regional and international issues.” The purchase of Iranian oil in the absence of a waiver exposes the companies involved in the transaction — including the tanker operator, refinery customer, and bank — to possible boycott by the US financial system as the US Treasury Department issues threats. Pacific Bravo was purchased by the Chinese Bank of Kunlun, the financial institution of China-Iran bilateral trade.
(BattleForWorld: Readers, China-Russia and allies are waiting for the appropriate time to bring their financial interbanking system online. It appears the US is aware of this future and is just hastening the process.
The US with Israel by its side [with the Europeans thinking it over], is going to encourage Trump to bomb Iran using fake news. Readers, don’t forget, it was the Zionists who ended Mueller’s witch-hunt against Trump; and that means Trump agreed to something. [The ruling elites did the same thing to Bill Clinton using the Israeli agent Monica Lewinsky. And Yugoslavia is no more. The Mueller report ramblings continue to lurk in the background reminding Trump: We had a deal.] And the Zionists want what’s due to them. Whether Trump carryout the Zionist request in full or in part we have to wait and see. John Bolton is constantly scratching to find the ruling elites’ next slaughter.)
BATTLE FOR WORLD / SPUTNIK NEWS | May 19, 2019: The article highlights that former CIA director John Brennan is due to brief House Democrats on the situation in Iran next Tuesday (May 21), the Associated Press is reporting, quoting unnamed sources.
The sources leaked that the gathering “offers counter-programming” to the Trump administration‘s closed-door Capitol Hill briefing for lawmakers, which is also scheduled for Tuesday.
Brennan’s timely briefing comes amid mounting tensions between Washington DC and Tehran, which deteriorated after May 8, 2018 following the US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The US-Iranian tensions continue to worsen and President Trump has stressed that he doesn’t want war with Tehran.
(BattleForWorld: According to sources, John Brennan works for the Bush family. What are the House Democrats going to discuss with Brennan? I do not think it’s about jointing Trump-Bolton bombing plan for Iran. Is Brennan going to give the House Democrats their talking points to counter Zionist-cornered irate Trump? House Democrat Chuck Schumer might faint. Are we going to hear statements like Trump was hasty to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal… How are the Zionists going to react to the Bush counter-block helping Trump? More anti-Trump media bashing? Will Trump make a deal with the Democrats?)
BATTLE FOR WORLD / SPUTNIK NEWS | May 22, 20-19: The article highlights that the Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes credit for helping to curb the Iranian nuclear program, says the US should continue its diplomatic efforts instead of escalating tensions in the region, Fox News reported Tuesday (May 21).
Clinton in her comment did not mention Trump in person – the 45th US president repeatedly threatened Tehran with an escalation of force, promising “the official end of Iran” in case of military conflict. Recent reports continue to hype the US building up its military presence in Iraq, despite Trump saying he’s not looking for a war with Iran.
In her Twitter posting, Hillary noted that:
Pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal is a big mistake. It makes America less safe and less trusted. Iran is now more dangerous. What’s plan B? Anyone who thinks bombing is the answer is woefully misinformed.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 9, 2018
While today Wednesday (May 22) President Trump abruptly blew up an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House and declared that bipartisan cooperation was impossible while House committees are investigating him, underlining the increasing flammable behavior between two warring branches of government – the Republicans and Democrats.
Trump refused to sit down when he walked into the scheduled Cabinet Room meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).
On May 21 John Brennan met with House Democrats to discuss Iran. Some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical about the White House approach in the Middle East. Democrats are concerned that the Trump administration may try to use the nearly 20-year-old war authorizations rather than seek fresh approval from Congress for military action.
Some Democrats appeared skeptical of the administration’s strategy regarding Iran.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / TRU NEWS | May 18, 2019: The video highlights that the Trump administration is discussing battle plans for the Middle East – the bombing of Iran. And according to Rick Wiles, the hidden hands he termed Ziocons are going to bring about an event like 911 and blame Iran using lies, giving the OK for US military action.
BATTLE FOR WORLD / MERCURY NEWS | May 19, 2019: The article highlights that as Iran prepare for possible war with the United States, President Donald Trump may turn out to be the best friend it has. (BattleForWorld: What comedy, because a game of cat and mouse false-flags and media wolfs singing Iran did it is being played. The US is slowly moving up to a crescendo of false-flagging something big to blame Iran.)
The article notes that Trump has said there’s no inconsistency in his administration’s message, but that the image of incoherence can be useful. (BattleForWorld: Appears to mean, US war preparation and buying time to choose the right moment to implement the attack on Iran.) “At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing!”, trump tweeted Friday (May 17).
But as Trump moves into the second half of his term with major foreign policy issues unresolved, his credibility has suffered, and his options have narrowed. (BattleForWorld: That means Trump is being boxed into doing another war adventure.)
“If you make threats and then people decide you aren’t going to follow through, if you’re looking for the reaction and you stop getting the reaction, the options are either to make larger threats, or to stop going down that road at all,” said Jon Alterman, Middle East Program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And said that “Credibility is a hard thing for a president to maintain.”
BATTLE FOR WORLD / RT AMERICA | May 19, 2019: Host Chris Hedges of On Contact TV show aired on RT discusses the threat of war with Iran and the US relationship with Saudi Arabia and Israel with anti-war activist Medea Benjamin of Codepink.
RT – October 16, 2014 – Cheney: Next attack on U.S. will be ‘something far more deadlier’ than 9/11’. “Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the next terrorist attack on the U.S. will be far worse than 9/11 during a nearly two-hour interview. “So we’re in a very dangerous period. I think it’s more threatening than the period before 9/11,” the former vice president explained. “I think 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States, which if and when it comes will be something far more deadlier than airline tickets and box cutters.” “While headlines about the Islamic State terrorist group given Cheney new material to work with, he’s preached the need for American troops in the Middle East and predicted an eventual, epic U.S. attack for more than a decade,” Bloomberg Politics noted.”
BATTLE FOR WORLD – August 17, 2018: According to Alex Jones, on August 13 on his radio show, he believes that something big is about to happen, and he was censored because “they” want him quiet when it does happen. (Note: Youtube and other digital media are banning – censorship of Alex Jones’ videos. Youtube and Alex Jones at war. The title of the video is “Something BIG is coming, says Alex Jones”.)
Radio show air date listed with Alex Jones talking about a pending big event – select show date “20180813_Mon_Alex.mp3” from the playlist file, download here. Save the link first and then load it into the VLC media player.
Note: The VLC media player application is available here.
FREEBEACON – August 17, 2018: The article highlights that Iranian militants poised to attack U.S. homeland.
(BATTLE FOR WORLD: The ruling-elites spearheading the terrorist movement worldwide are willing to turn any stone using false-flags to fulfill their agenda for world domination. 9/11 allowed the ruling-elites to go into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now they are pushing for Iran. The wish of the Zionists is to have Trump bomb Iran. And the question has to be asked: Has President Trump already agreed on some type of secret plan to implement a false-flag attack to create the reason for the bombing of Iran?)
According to the article: Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.
And that: Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.
The article says: Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.
RT – August 18, 2018: Max: Alex Jones was always the guy that you figure that they would get first. But now that they have taken him off the air, I am feeling like they are coming after me now to tell you the truth. Because they need complete unanimity in their message, because remember THEY ARE HOPPED-UP (i.e. full of enthusiasm and excitement) TO GO TO WAR and they want as many young men to sign up. So they have got to get that propaganda machine rich-deep-strong and any decent must be squashed.
(BATTLE FOR WORLD: So, the United States and allies are going to war and they need to have full control of the media to prevent their pending news propaganda from being diluted by alternative media outlets, because corporate and social media are demanding to have full control of the population’s attention during wartime.)
TRU NEWS – August 18, 2018: The host of Tru News is asking if the US and Israel are prepping for war with Iran after Nov 5?
FREEBEACON – August 17, 2018: The article highlights that experts say the U.S. should impose sanctions, ensure access to U.S. government-affiliated radio.
As Iranian authorities brace for a second week of anti-government protests, the Trump administration is weighing measures to lend support to the demonstrators.
A hardline critic of the Islamic Republic, President Donald Trump has thus far taken the opposite approach of his predecessor, President Barack Obama, who met Iran’s 2009 “Green Movement” with reticence in the hopes of striking a deal on the regime’s nuclear program.
Trump has given full-fledged rhetorical support to the anti-regime protesters, but questions remain regarding the actions the administration will take to substantiate the president’s statements.