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If America Was Trying To Start A World War, This Is How It Would Happen

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Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed new sanctions into law against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The legislation was supported so overwhelmingly in Congress that President Trump’s ability to veto the legislation was rendered completely ineffective.

Even anti-interventionist Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted in favor of the bill, once again proving that Republicans and Democrats always find common ground when it comes to beating the drums of war against sovereign nations who have taken very little unwarranted hostile action — if any — towards the United States.

But these are just sanctions, not acts of war, right? There’s nothing wrong with economically bullying other countries into submission over non-compliance with the current global order, right?

Not quite.

Sanctions are always a prelude to war.

Though few are aware, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was arguably in response to America’s attempt to cripple Japan’s booming economy through embargos and asset freezes, ending Japan’s commercial relationship with the United States and provoking the desperation that led to their attack.

In August 1990, the U.S. began a sanctions regime against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In 1991, the United States invaded Iraq and completely decimated its armed forces, also directly targeting its civilian infrastructure. Following this devastation, the U.S. extended and expanded these economic sanctions on Iraq as further punishment. The U.N. estimated these sanctions led to the deaths of 1.7 million Iraqi civilians, including between 500,000 and 600,000 children.

When Bill Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was questioned on these statistics, she intimated that the price was “worth it.”

These sanctions only came to an end after the U.S. invaded again in 2003 (and the complete international sanctions regime was only lifted in December 2010).

Libya also faced American-imposed sanctions beginning in the 1990s, as well, and we all know how that story ended.

In May of 2004, the U.S. imposed economic sanctions on Syria, supposedly over Syria’s support for terrorism and its “failure to stop militants entering Iraq” – a country the U.S. destabilized in the first place. In reality, these sanctions were a response to Syria and Iran’s growing relationship as the two countries had reportedly agreed to a mutual defense treaty that same year.

Syria has been the target of a regime change operation since as far back as 2006, and the U.S. has been openly bombing its territory under both Barack Obama and Donald Trump; the U.S. has already bombed the Syrian government multiple times over the past year. If it had not been for the Russian intervention, the U.S. most likely would have ousted the Syrian government by force before Trump even took office.

Iran has been battling with sanctions for some time now, with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime serving as a smokescreen for regime change in the same manner that Libya, Syria, and Iraq were targeted previously.

In the case of Iran, the underlying motives are quite clear: the renewed set of sanctions is designed to undermine the 2015 nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Even though the Trump administration is aware that Iran is in full compliance with the JCPOA, Trump has made it an official policy of his own to deliberately erode the deal.

Why would he do that?

As explained in the book Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy toward Iran, authored by an ex CIA analyst who promoted the 2003 invasion of Iraq:

“For those who favor regime change or a military attack on Iran (either by the United States or Israel), there is a strong argument to be made for trying this option first. Inciting regime change in Iran would be greatly assisted by convincing the Iranian people that their government is so ideologically blinkered that it refuses to do what is best for the people and instead clings to a policy that could only bring ruin on the country. The ideal scenario in this case would be that the United States and the international community present a package of positive inducements so enticing that the Iranian citizenry would support the deal, only to have the regime reject it. In a similar vein, any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context – both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer – one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down.” [emphasis added]

This paradigm brilliantly explains why hawkish members of Trump’s team are completely opposed to Trump unilaterally derailing the JCPOA: These officials don’t want the blame to rest on the U.S., as it will ignite new tensions within the international community and directly affect the U.S. dollar.

That being said, if the U.S. government continues to undermine Iran with sanctions that target the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – a very powerful entity within Iran – the U.S. may end up forcing Iran to walk away from the deal, anyway. In that scenario, the U.S. will have the outcome that they long have desired.

North Korea has been on the receiving end of a U.S.-led sanctions regime for years, as well, and the American military is now flying bombers over its airspace, provoking the country to respond in kind.

The only question now becomes: who will Trump set America on a warpath with first: Iran or North Korea?

Trump is reportedly setting the stage for a confrontation with Iran as early as October, having found a new strategy to demonize Iran should the sanctions regime fail to bring about the war he desires before he is due to certify Iran’s compliance for the following 90-day period. This strategy involves Trump tasking his team with setting up spot-inspections at Iranian facilities in the hopes of finding ways that Iran is not complying with the JCPOA.

In the meantime, America continues its unilateral policy of bullying non-compliant states, further isolating itself from its traditional post-WWII allies. For example, Germany does view sanctions that target Russia favorably, as these sanctions hurt Germany’s own economic interests.

Not to mention that American-led sanctions push these defiant countries into the open arms of one another. Iran and Russia just signed a $2.5 billion deal last Monday, going about business as usual and giving Donald Trump the political middle finger in the process.

If the U.S. continues to use its global stranglehold over the financial markets as a tool to weaken other countries, these countries will also have no choice but to ditch the dollar and to seek alternative currencies through which to complete transactions. Not surprisingly, Russia has just responded on Monday by announcing it will seek to end its reliance on the U.S. dollar.

Make no mistake: the U.S. is at the crossroads of its dying status as a global superpower. In order to stay afloat, it has only one real option – to continue down the warpath it has set itself on and confront those countries that seek to rise up in the post-American led international order.

The newly signed sanctions regime is just the beginning, and there will be a difficult road ahead. Cooler heads may ultimately prevail, given the way these sanctions are already being seen to backfire.

It will be almost impossible to sell these wars to the American public and the international community at this stage considering the evidence shows the U.S. is acting rashly and out of order with the rest of the world. However, if the U.S. can provoke Iran or North Korea into doing something regrettable first, the U.S. may finally reward itself with the justification to go to war which it so desperately needs.

And when that happens, all bets will be off the table.

TheAntiMedia.org



83 Comments on "If America Was Trying To Start A World War, This Is How It Would Happen"

  1. GregT on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:21 pm 

    Just out of curiosity Davy, why are you having so much difficulty with spelling other people’s nicks correctly? Does it make you feel better about yourself, or purely an anger management issue?

  2. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:26 pm 

    GregT, I never take any bashing personal. I understand that some here consider me a radical. So be it. I call it as I see it.

    I left my rose colored glasses, blinders and ‘Koolaid” back in the U$ when I left nine years ago. It took a while to shake off the brainwashing and to see the propaganda for what it is. I enjoy real freedom for the first time in my 70+ years. I wish all here could do the same before they reach my age. ^_^

  3. Davy on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:29 pm 

    Anger management…you are watch too much tv, grehger

  4. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:30 pm 

    dooma, I salute your intelligent rebuttals to Davy’s immature ranting. Always on target. Maybe he had to increase his BP meds to keep from a stroke …or worse? Let’s hope so.

  5. Davy on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 7:31 pm 

    Spare me the drama makat. You are so grandios .

  6. GregT on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 8:22 pm 

    “Anger management…you are watch too much tv, grehger”

    In reality Davy, I haven’t watched TV for over 30 years. I do however, have a rather extensive education in human psychology. Your issues are more than blatantly obvious. Keep digging that hole Davy.

  7. bigtard on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 8:35 pm 

    dooma the way you talk i sincerely believe you’re anti-violent. i was a paultard so i know. we used peace as a club to bash the govt., esp. the police.

    i don’t believe in hippies and peaceniks. they’re the most violent animals i’ve came into contact with. many paultards evolved into extremist nazi tards.

  8. bigtard on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 8:44 pm 

    domma u’re a stupid tard. do you even have a college degree? I have one. I was a tard but I got a degree. I’m guessing you’re “self educated”

  9. Boat on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 8:50 pm 

    In 1945 US population was at 122 million, 2017, 326 million. US gdp in 1945 2.2 trillion, 2017, 18.8 trillion. So 200 million more people and a 16 trillion larger economy base.
    The idea the US is somehow weaker is wrong as usual. Anti US posters can never find these types of fun facts.

  10. bigtard on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 8:52 pm 

    dooma i was a paultard and a blue republican and now i’m a democrat. do you know why there’s no peace and you’re a stupid peacenik?

    frederic bastiat said this

    Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain — and since labor is pain in itself — it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it.

    You’re a peacenik because either you followed Christ’s teaching to turn the other cheek or you’re a moral person. In either case it’s a fantasy and you’re trying to deceive a former paultard.

    It would be more believable if you say you follow Christ teaching.

    Now go hide

  11. GregT on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:09 pm 

    “In 1945 US population was at 122 million, 2017, 326 million. US gdp in 1945 2.2 trillion, 2017, 18.8 trillion. So 200 million more people and a 16 trillion larger economy base. The idea the US is somehow weaker is wrong as usual”

    More nonsense boat. What’s even more troubling? You don’t have the foggiest notion as to why.

  12. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:26 pm 

    GregT, Boat is the poster child for ignorance.

  13. Boat on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:35 pm 

    That is your standard reply reflecting the value of your education. You parrot old stale insults with little input that adds to a conversion. At least clog knows energy, after 4 years you haven’t delivered much but drive by hate and yea, were doomed.

  14. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:38 pm 

    Smart people are leaving the sinking ship U$$ DEBT.

    “Canada military builds refugee camp for refugees from US”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40879544

    “A US back road is route to hope in Canada for many migrants”

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CROSSING_TO_CANADA_NYOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    The trickle will turn into a flood as the U$ Gulag gets worse.

  15. Makati1 on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:41 pm 

    Boat, you have proved countless times that my assessment is correct and your self assessment is wrong in so many ways. It is obvious to everyone here. I don’t need to say more. Using Cloggie as a ref on energy is NOT proof of anything. Two zeros do NOT add up to a positive number.

  16. GregT on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 9:54 pm 

    Boat,

    Why do you continue to post complete nonsense, and why do you continue to not respond to those who call you out on your nonsense?

  17. Anonymouse on Thu, 10th Aug 2017 11:43 pm 

    Perhaps its because boaty is retar…errr developmentally challenged and doesn’t know any better?

  18. Davy on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 4:48 am 

    “The trickle will turn into a flood as the U$ Gulag gets worse.”
    Geeze, dummy, you do realize this situation is a result of Trumps immigration policy don’t you? I guess in you warped mind you think it is Americans leaving for Canada. These are immigrants makat, bypassing the US for Canada, LOL. The Canadian gov is telling the world they are open to all people and now they need to live with all that big Canadian talk. I am glad they are going north we already have too many people but nothing like your P’s makat. No wonder so many Filipinos are leaving. Quit being intellectually weak.

  19. DerHundistlos on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 8:39 pm 

    Trump is correct on immigration (not much else)- legal and illegal. The US simply can’t absorb the masses seeking their way here. You can’t be fair to others unless you are fair to yourself first. In the mid 1960s as a result of guilt, we opened the flood gates to Third World immigration and it has been an open door policy ever since. Allow others to work here under a monitored VISA program.

  20. paultard on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 8:50 pm 

    Der glad to see you. Just want to report of negative interest in cattle multilation still

  21. Boat on Fri, 11th Aug 2017 9:55 pm 

    greggiet,

    You Canadians seem to be a hot bed of terror loving, Jew hating, US hating, women hating, deep state believing, world crashing idiots. Whats weird is the gay support. The countries you support would just as soon kill a gay.
    Retarded people don’t have much choice in how they think but you idiots choose these despicable beliefs. The need to hate and blame is so 17th century.

  22. GregT on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 2:04 am 

    More nonsense Boat, as per usual.

  23. DerHundistlos on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 4:35 pm 

    @ Retarded Paul

    Glad to see I have annoyed you so thoroughly. Still waiting for an intelligent counter-argument. I’ll be following-up with more information just for you because you’re SPECIAL.

  24. DerHundistlos on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 4:55 pm 

    “A Strange Harvest”

    Investigative journalist and UFO researcher Linda Moulton Howe won an Emmy for this HBO documentary, “A Strange Harvest”. “A Strange Harvest” rips the lid off a conspiracy which implicates the highest levels of the United States government in covering up cattle mutilations in rural America. “A Strange Harvest” is an unsettling journey into the dark paths of the unknown.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5l9vo7

  25. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 5:05 pm 

    dear der. really gave it a try. very creepy in deed but this stuff existed before intarwebs. it’s called stephen king novels, mostly for housewives

    no offense to women and to you of course.

  26. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 5:15 pm 

    der frederic bastiat said men plunder but he primarily used his arguments for liberty and anti-state.

    but what’s true of the state is true of men is it not? bastiat didn’t say men of the state plunder. he said men in general.

    before intarweb how did stephen king make his shekles? he created a coretard (women, men who like scary stuff). then it’s a matter of publishing the next novel. when coretards line up others follow.

    i was a paultard and druggies and alcoholics are coretards. we bus them in for rallies across states.

    i love you dear. i don’t want you to be a coretard. i lost a lot of shekles and almost got lead poisoned. now i see cults everywhere but i don’t lose any sleep over it. i gained new understanding of life that i wouldn’t otherwise.

  27. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 5:19 pm 

    mak is part of coretard. many paultard left for south america but couldn’t make it. many lost shekles. mak found is tribe in the phils. i’m not into suicide shower and diseases and abu sayaf.

  28. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 5:21 pm 

    der i was a paultard and i met so many moonies you wouldn’t believe. i also met a lot of hippies. i don’t score but there are some very beautiful hippy women. i could’d scored if i tried.

  29. Makati1 on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 7:30 pm 

    paultard, you are guzzling barrels of the U$ propaganda. You apparently read/watch pure bullshit and claim it is steak. If you don’t recognize brainwashing for what it is, you have earned your diploma in gullibility. None of the things you spout as facts about the Ps is accurate. Not by a country mile. BTW:

    1. Accidental deaths in the US = ~136,000 per year. Many are from faulty electrical wiring, slipping in the bathtub, construction, and even getting into your car for a drive to Walmart.

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm

    2. Death by disease in the US = 2,000,000+ per year. Suicides are increasing. Death by drug overdose is increasing. Lifestyle caused deaths are increasing. (Junk food, alcohol, drugs, sugar, chemical pollution, etc.)

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_04.pdf

    3. Terrorism in the U$ is homegrown as you are going to find out soon.”Some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. and Puerto Rico today.”

    https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs

    “We don’t see a drop in the key gang magnitude indicators,” James Howell of the National Gang Center said. “In the past five years we’ve seen an 8 percent increase in number of gangs, an 11 percent increase in members and a 23 percent increase in gang-related homicides.”

    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/06/gang-violence-is-on-the-rise-even-as-overall-violence-declines

    “10 Of The Most Lethal Gangs In America”

    MS13
    Barrio 18
    Aryan Brotherhood
    Mongols MC
    Chicago gangs
    Bloods
    Mexican Mafia
    Rollin’ 60 Crypts
    Barrio Azteca
    Trinitarios

    http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/10-of-the-most-lethal-gangs-in-america/

    Now, WHO lives in the most dangerous country? Not me! LMAO

  30. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 7:45 pm 

    maktard dear for honesty sake and i owe you one. were/are you a moonie?

  31. Makati1 on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 8:22 pm 

    Moonie? Do you mean that religious bunch of kooks?

    BTW: I prefer real, old time, educational English to the cutesy slang of today. It lacks intelligence and is a sign of degeneration.

  32. paultard on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 9:02 pm 

    mak if you want, i’ll leave you alone.

  33. Makati1 on Sat, 12th Aug 2017 10:52 pm 

    paultard, Since I cannot understand your babble, that might be a good idea.

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