I read with astonishment in Press TV how the British government has debased itself in front of the whole world by refusing to allow Shell Oil Company to settle its USD 2 billion in accounts payable to Iran. The last I heard, Britain was not at war with Iran, nor has Iran attacked British interests anywhere.The story continues on into the stratosphere of craziness when Shell tried to pay the debt in medical supplies which again, the British regime blocked. Shell then tried to arrange food shipments through Cargill, obviously intended to benefit the Iranian people who are not supposed to be under sanctions, and that too was blocked.
That a Western country would prevent medical and food supplies entering a country it is not at war with, as payment for an agreed account, I never imagined I would see the day. Shame on the British government, and all those involved in staining their national honor. I can hear Tony Blair saying now, ' I told you I wasn ' t so bad. ’The EU sanctions are going down in history as a perverse misuse of what was originally deemed to be targeted on anything that could be supportive of Iranian nuclear weapons development. This was done despite our joint intelligence report and the IAEA never finding evidence of any. We have Western countries with 10,000 nuclear weapons choosing to punish those who do not, on the grounds that they might have one… ' Someday. ' That folks is a hustle. What we have instead is sanctions fraud on steroids. Even Hillary Clinton said that goal was not to target the Iranian people, but she was lying through her teeth. Regime change has always been one of the key goals, the West ' s thinking that hard times in Iran would spur its people to overthrow their government. That fantasy has gone down in flames. Now the Iranian people are being punished for supporting their government via Western economic warfare. As the Brits hunker down with major budget cuts and the growing unhappiness that is expected, they see Iran rebounding from the sanctions via its Manhattan Project style domestic production and infrastructure development, a Phoenix rising from the sanction ashes. The last thing British elites want in return for bringing their country to a state of despair is to have to pay for their wicked deed. Rank and file Brits can look east to Iran to see rank and file Iranians suffering also, but at the hands of the same Western elites. And when they see how Iran is reinventing itself the Brits might want to entertain some regime change themselves, the housecleaning kind, including all the Friends of Israel harlots. Unbridled British fraud was in the news today with James McCormick bring found guilty of selling his fake bomb detector equipment to war torn countries like Iraq where countless victims died due to bombers cruising through the made in England phony machines. He is only facing an unjust eight year sentence. He should be executed for this horrendous crime. But the British government, and the EU itself, is guilty of a larger fraud than Mr. McCormick. They backed a sanctions campaign for one stated purpose when they really had another in mind. This has been clearly revealed by their subsequent conduct of definition creep of the stated intentions. Corporate media is also hiding the ulterior motives for the West ' s economic war against Iran and the region itself. As Iran emerges as a development catalyst for its surrounding countries, helping to bring millions out of poverty and hasten their development, that may be the nuclear bomb the West is most concerned about. Those countries under their military and economic control, or vice versa, like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar are openly engaged not only in repressing their people but terrorism in surrounding states, not only physical but economic terrorism. If western banks were holding huge debts on Iranian infrastructure development, and if Iran was buying Western sovereign debt while neglecting its own people, then the West might be praising Iran as a wonderful model of Mid East development. While the above countries have accomplished their development generally through foreign labor and expertise, Iran is doing it with domestic talent. This is a major reason why Iran has been targeted with the phony nuclear threat claims. If Iran had agreed to be a US proxy with American bases all over the country to use toward getting control of the Caucus oil and gas regions, Western elites would be singing praises of Iran to the high heavens and the Rothschild’s would have a summer palace there. The terrorism against Iran has failed in its goal to incite Iran to retaliate, for example, by killing Israeli or Western nuclear scientists. But Iran ' s leaders knew that was exactly what the Western terrorists wanted to justify an attack upon them. They wanted to treat Iran like it was a large Gaza, but Iran did not fall for it, and I don ' t think they will. All the Western threats of war, de - escalation and then beating the war drums again has created a Christmas all year long situation where they team up with the war crowd to rob Americans out of huge sums of critically needed recovery stimulation funding. During the last gasoline price run - up of fifty cents a gallon, over ninety day period that took an extra one trillion dollars out of the US consumer economy and into the oil company pockets. They certainly want the war hyping to go on endlessly as it provides an easy way to help themselves to American pocket books. Our in house oil experts tell us that in a world awash in oil and gas reserves with all the new discoveries that oil would be below USD 50 a barrel with no threat of war in the Mid East. That would make a lot of Big Oil people unhappy and they intend to see that never happens, including if some big terror attacks might be needed to stir things up. But as time goes by the various publics are learning more about the historical causes and effects of international terrorism, that most of it has been run by Western governments. Gordon Duff at Veterans Today published a gem this week, an old Brzezinski interview in French from 1998, now scrubbed by Google, who we learn has been running its own intelligence operations. Brzezinski drops the bomb that the Mujahedin was cranked up in Afghanistan six months before the Soviets went in, as an enticement to do so. It worked. Here are Ziggy ' s own words: “Yes. According to the official version, the CIA’s support for the Mujahidin began in 1980, i. e. after the Soviet army’s invasion of Afghanistan on 24 December 1979. But the reality, which was kept secret until today, is completely different: Actually it was on 3 July 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for the secret support of the opposition against the pro - Soviet regime in Kabul. And on the same day I wrote a note, in which I explained to the president that this support would in my opinion lead to a military intervention by the Soviets. ” During the Cold War judgments and actions like this were taken by all sides with little concern for collateral damage. But we can easily see the same dark forces at work during the post Cold War era where the major powers have stepped back from the nuclear brink. Their peoples were much easier to control and fleece under the threat of an outside danger and they went looking quickly for a replacement for those good old days. A new kind of warfare had to be invented and deployed whose primary goals were the usual global financial ones…domination. China filled in as the bogeyman for a while, and then terrorism got a second look as a dual tool. It could be a never ending threat, and then also grease the skids for restricting privacy and freedoms toward the police state that we know they intend for us all. Muslim banking is another nuclear bomb that Western banking fears, and likewise big bartering operations which cut the banks out of the process and the need to hold lots of US dollar reserves to conduct business. What we are seeing going on here folks is not the threat of a pre - emptive strike against a military threat, but an emerging economic one not in servitude to Western financial elites. And these folks are a more dangerous crowd now as they have their own armies and terror squads, all trained by the taxpayers ' pocketbooks. The Global elites don ' t want the sheepeople to have another option, and they plan to kill it before they do. We hope they will be unsuccessful. American Homeland Security knows the public will resist when the crunch comes. That is what the billion hollow point bullets and state of the 2700 state of the art armored vehicles are for here…to use against Americans, when that time comes.
American military intelligence has gone public with their belief that some of our major terror attacks were organized and carried out by our own politico - criminal elites here. This includes what happened in Boston when two bombs that could easily have been spotted by detection equipment in use for 20years were allowed to pass through.They are very very angry…and so are we. As I have been telling people for almost ten years now, the War on Terror is a two front war. They…are here. And they, are us.Biography: Jim W. Deancomes from an old military family dating back to the American Revolution. His father was a WWII P - 40 and later P - 51 Mustang fighter pilot. Jim ' s mother was a WWII widow at 16, her first husband killed with all 580 aboard when the SS Paul Hamilton, an ammunition ship with 7000 tons of explosives aboard, was torpedoed off the coast of Algiers. He has appeared on PBS most recently on the Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates and lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon. His current writing focus is on national security, intelligence, black and psyops, military / Intel history including personal video archives, and the current wars. Jim Dean is the managing editor of Veterans Today.