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Who is Behind the Deadly Iran Bombing and Why? How the US Backed Terrorism in Iran for Years​

The Recent Bombing in Iran and US Support of Terrorism in Iran...

- The US has used armed terrorist organizations for decades as proxies against their adversaries worldwide, including most recently in Syria, Iraq, and against Iran;
- US weapons and equipment “fell into the hands” of ISIS and other terrorist organizations, consisting of the largest, most effective militant groups participating in the US proxy war against Syria;
- US government and corporate-funded think tanks like the Brookings Institution in its 2009 “Which Path to Persia?” policy paper proposed using listed terrorist organizations like the MEK to undermine, coerce, and possibly even overthrow the Iranian government;
- The 2009 paper suggested MEK be “delisted” as a terrorist organization by the US State Department, which the Department eventually did in 2012 following intense lobbying and media campaigning by senior US and European representatives;
- The MEK is currently still supported by senior US-European representatives with undermining, coercing, and overthrowing the Iranian government remaining as a key Western geopolitical objective;
- Western media warns the recent terrorist attack in Iran could trigger a wider regional conflict, which the US has openly sought since the Hamas attack on October 7, 2023;
- The 2009 Brookings paper feared Iran might not retaliate against US provocations, denying the US the wider regime-change war it sought;
- Between the US-backed brutalization of Gaza and now a terrorist attack on Iran itself, the US is making it as politically unlikely as possible for Tehran to avoid retaliation if and when a major US or Israel strike on Iran takes place;

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Iran has reportedly launched ballistic missiles into Iraq and hit the US Consulate. Not sure how this does not escalate at this point.
 

Douglas MacGregor: Iran launches MASSIVE military move to protect Houthis, regional war breaks out​

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DOJ charged an Iranian operative with hiring Hells Angels bikers for assassinations in the US​

  • An Iranian operative has been charged with hiring Hells Angels for assassinations in the US, DOJ says.
  • The suspects allegedly conspired to hire biker group members to murder two Maryland residents.
  • DOJ said the Iranian agent employs his network to target Iranian dissidents and activists.
An Iranian drug trafficker with ties to its spy agency has been charged by the US Department of Justice with hiring members of the Hells Angels biker group to carry out an assassination on American soil.

DOJ unsealed the charges on Monday, alleging the Iranian operative, Naji Sharifi Zindashti, along with two Canadian nationals identified as Hells Angels members, Damion Patrick John Ryan and Adam Richard Pearson, conspired in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill two people in Maryland, one of whom defected from Iran.

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Apparently, the excuse for the drone attack is the US had a drone returning to base and couldn't tell it apart from the 'allegedly' Iran drone coming to the base.

I'm selling bridges if anyone is interested and thinks the US doesn't know their own drones from another's drone.... maybe that's just me....
 
The false flags will continue until the US behaves as Israel wishes and attacks Iran.
 
I wonder if they're considering all the illegal terrorist sleepers...?

 

REDACTED & Scott Ritter: Be prepared. We are going to war!​

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Report to Congress on Iran and U.S. Policy​

The following is the Jan. 26, 2024, Congressional Research Service report, Iran: Background and U.S. Policy.

From the report​

Congress has played a major role in shaping U.S. policy toward Iran, authorizing extensive U.S. sanctions, seeking to influence diplomatic engagement with Iran, funding and authorizing support to U.S. partners facing Iranian threats, and enacting legislation that allows Congress to review agreements related to Iran’s nuclear program, a key concern for U.S. policymakers. The October 2023 attack on Israel led by the Palestinian group Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization which Iran has long supported, and ongoing attacks against U.S. forces and other targets in the region by other Iran-backed groups, have attracted significant congressional attention. U.S. and Israeli officials have stated that they do not have evidence of the Iranian government’s direct involvement in the October 7 attack, but that they hold Iran broadly complicit because of its support for Hamas. The Iranian government’s human rights violations and close relationships with Russia and China also pose challenges for the United States. Selected issues on which Congress has engaged include:

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🇷🇺🇺🇸 Russia requests urgent meeting of UNSC after US strikes on Iraq, Syria, envoy says

"Russia has just called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting to discuss threats to international peace and security from the US strikes against Iraq and Syria," Russian Deputy Envoy to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said.

The meeting is expected (https://en.sputniknews.africa/20240...ikes-on-iraq-syria-envoy-says-1064914817.html) to be held at 4 pm EST [21:00 GMT] on February 5, the envoy added.

On Saturday night, the United States said it had hit over 85 targets linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its affiliated forces in Iraq and Syria in response to the recent attack on a US military base in Jordan.

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BREAKING: U.S. and U.K. launches strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen​

Feb 3, 2024

Officials have confirmed to NBC News that the U.S. and U.K. launched strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen, hitting at least 30 targets in 10 locations. These attacks come after airstrikes on 85 targets at seven facilities in Iraq and Syria.


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From Drone Strikes to Houthi Ship Attacks: Unpacking Iran’s Axis of Resistance​

by Mariam Farida (The Conversation) Days after a drone attack killed three US soldiers at a military outpost in Jordan – an attack blamed on a shadowy Iranian-linked militia group – it appears a wider regional conflict may have been averted. At least for now. The US has indicated it will take a tiered response to the attack – though it hasn’t said how – and the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has said that Tehran is “not looking for war.”

But Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria have now launched more than 160 attacks against the US military since the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel and start of the war in Gaza. And Houthi militants in Yemen, also supported by Iran, have threatened to continue their attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

So, what is driving these groups in the so-called “axis of resistance” and how much control does Iran have over their actions?

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JOE KENT: ATTACK THAT KILLED 3 SOLDIERS ON BIDEN’S WATCH WAS "TRAGIC, AVOIDABLE, AND PREDICTABLE"​

Joe Kent, Republican U.S. congressional candidate for WA-3, said on Wednesday that U.S. troops need to be taken out of Iraq and Syria following a weekend drone attack that killed three American soldiers and injured dozens more.
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US drone strike in Baghdad kills high-ranking militia leader linked to attacks on American troops​

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing a high-ranking commander of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia who is responsible for “directly planning and participating in attacks” on American troops in the region, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The precision blast hit a main thoroughfare in the Mashtal neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, attracting a crowd as emergency teams picked through the wreckage. It came amid roiling tensions in the region, and will likely further anger Iraqi government leaders, who U.S. officials said were not notified in advance of the strike.

Security forces closed off the heavily guarded Green Zone, where a number of diplomatic compounds are located, and there were concerns about social media postings urging protesters to storm the U.S. embassy.

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DYODD with this.

Iran piracy on the Red Sea expands the war on Israel​

Feb 13, 2024

Iran is working assiduously to expand the war against Israel into a major regional conflict. There is no greater sign of their efforts than the piracy they’re directing through the Houthis on the Red Sea. Attacks on merchant ships have caused 60% of the traffic through the Suez Canal to re-route around the Horn of Africa, causing tremendous harm to the economies of Egypt and other nations, as well as raising prices for shipping worldwide. Has the Biden administration done enough to thwart this piracy on the high seas and the conflict in general across Yemen, Syria, and Iraq? Find out on Off Leash with Erik Prince.


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European Red Sea Naval Task Force Set To Launch Monday​

As the Iranian-backed Houthi militia continues attacking ships in the Red Sea region, another international protective task force is set to begin operations on Monday.

Created by the European Union, Operation Aspides (Greek for shield) will be commanded by Italy and headquartered in Greece. It is unclear at the moment how many nations will provide assets, but the German Navy’s Type 124 Sachsen class air-defense frigate FGS Hessen set sail Feb. 8 from Wilhelmshaven to join Aspides, according to Janes. Greece, France and Italy have also agreed to participate, according to EU News, but it is unclear whether that means providing ships, aircraft or both.

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Follow up to my previous post:
When Iran seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker last year, Tehran said the transporter had collided with and damaged an Iranian vessel in the Gulf of Oman.

Now, nearly one year later, Tehran said it will confiscate the cargo of the Advantage Sweet, which was transporting oil from Kuwait to the U.S. state of Texas, in retaliation for crippling American sanctions against the Islamic republic.

The Mizan news agency, which is affiliated with Iran's judiciary, reported on March 6 that a Tehran court had ruled in favor of confiscating the oil, which is valued at around $50 million.
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I don't think they need hypersonics to get the job done... those inexpensive water drones seem to be working just fine!
 
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