Only the most delusional Trump supporters can now deny that his foreign policy, far from the radical departure promised to the alt right to ensure the needed margin for his election victory, is in fact consistent with the neocon/neoliberal continuity of evil followed by every US President since Harry S. Truman.
Last week the Pentagon sent the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, a Patriot missile battery and a bunch of B-2 bombers to the Persian Gulf to send what neocon ring leader and National Security Advisor John Bolton called an “unmistakable message” to the democratically-elected revolutionary government of Iran.
Today the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s (IRGC) elite aerospace division Amirali Hajiadeh said the massive US deployment no longer represented a threat, but an opportunity. Hajiadeh told the Iranian Students’ News Agency, “An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past. But now, the threats have switched to opportunities.”
With Trump backing out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear agreement and European leaders following their old game of hiding behind the US instead of helping Iran, the government in Tehran has taken a more hawkish stance of late, announcing that they will also withdraw from the JCPOA agreement and stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water, while increasingly mocking the empty threats of Washington’s toothless warmongers.
On Friday the head of the IRGC Ayatollah Yousef Tabatabai-Nejad threatened that just one missile from Iran could easily sink Washington’s billion-dollar fleet, dismissing Bolton’s bluster as psychological warfare. Tabatabai-Nejad stated firmly that, “If the Americans make a move we will hit them in the head”.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said that Bolton and his backers in Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were planning to pull out of the JCPOA before Bolton was even appointed to his NSA post, citing a 2017 article written by Bolton in National Review.
The Iranians have no illusions as to the double-dealing despotic nature of the US regime. They have made significant advances in military technology since the days of the 1979 revolution and the ensuing Iran/Iraq War. And they are not about to be cowed by the empty threats of the neocons, who in the end work for the City of London global banking empire.
Should the US military, already licking its wounds from defeats in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, wish to test the resolve of Iran’s entrenched revolution, they will find the result to be far worse. Trump should listen very carefully to Venezuela’s Bolivarian socialist vanguard, who turned back the recent oligarchy coup attempt there, when they say, “Yankee Go Home”.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Stickin’ it to the Matrix, The Federal Reserve Cartel & Illuminati Agenda 21: The Luciferian Plan to Destroy Creation.