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History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

    History’s Dire Warning: Beware False-Flag Trigger for Long-Sought War with Iran

With the beat of Washington’s war drums continuing to grow, particularly following the Monday revelation of a government plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to counter Iran, the threat of an “accidental” provocation or a “false flag” is also becoming increasingly likely. As MintPress recently reported, the possibility of an “accident” leading to…

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With the US-Iran War Ball Now Rolling, Could an “Accident” or “False Flag” Serve as Pretext?

    With the US-Iran War Ball Now Rolling, Could an “Accident” or “False Flag” Serve as Pretext?

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran threaten to boil over, the probability of a provocation or “accident” that would provoke hostilities between the two countries is higher than ever. U.K. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, openly stated as much on Monday, telling reporters in Brussels that…

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Pompeo Takes a Page From the Bernard Lewis Playbook on Iran

    Pompeo Takes a Page From the Bernard Lewis Playbook on Iran

Bernard Lewis, a British-American historian of the Middle East, has been formidably influential in America – his policy ideas have towered over Presidents, policy-makers and think-tanks, and they still do. Though he died last year, his baleful views still shape America’s thinking about Iran. Mike Pompeo, for example, has written: “I met him only once, but…

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Bolton’s Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran

    Bolton’s Vague Press Release Lays Foundation for Military Attack Against Iran

WASHINGTON — In a late Sunday press release, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the deployment of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) and a bomber task force to U.S. Central Command as a “clear and unmistakable message to Iran.” The press release claims that the move was made “in response to a number…

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With US on the Warpath, Iran’s Press TV the Latest Target for Google’s Political Censorship

  With US on the Warpath, Iran’s Press TV the Latest Target for Google’s Political Censorship

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Press TV — the Iranian government-funded TV news outlet — has been “shut down” on Google’s platforms, including YouTube and Gmail. The move coincides with similar action taken against HispanTV, an Iranian Spanish-language channel. With increasing repression of Iran’s official vehicles of communication to the world, the country’s voice is stifled…

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Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran

  Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran

While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the…

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Is Trump’s Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War?

  Is Trump’s Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War?

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an elite group of that country’s military, as a foreign terrorist organization early Monday, confirming a report published last Friday in the Wall Street Journal that suggested that such a move was likely to occur in a matter of days. In a statement…

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Under Trump, US Pushes”Let ‘Em All Die” Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims

  Under Trump, US Pushes”Let ‘Em All Die” Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims

Since 19 March 19, devastating floods swept across large areas of Iran, triggered by the heaviest downpours in many years. Heavy rainfall began two and a half weeks ago, overflowing rivers, washing away bridges, inundating houses and destroying infrastructural establishments in the northern, western and central parts of the country. According to the Iran Legal…

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The State Dept Allegedly Tried to Coax An Iranian Expat into Sabotaging Iran’s Power Grid

  The State Dept Allegedly Tried to Coax An Iranian Expat into Sabotaging Iran’s Power Grid

It took a country-wide power outage in Venezuela, whispers of a cyberattack, and smug tweets from US officials to make me suddenly recall the cloak-and-dagger story of a close Iranian-American friend nine years ago. My friend, an engineer — who I will not name for obvious reasons and who I will call ‘Kourosh’ for the purpose of this article —…

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How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

  How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages on our jackets proclaiming “Peace with Iran”…

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