Trump Regime Rage Against Sovereign Independent States

Straightaway in office, Trump was co-opted by hardline extremists. Things worsened dramatically after Pompeo replaced Tillerson at State and Bolton took over from McMaster as national security advisor.

Trump’s outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was all for naught, his agenda undermined by Pompeo and Bolton, making unacceptable demands in return for hollow promises sure to be broken.

Trump’s eagerness to rapprochement with Russia and Vladimir Putin personally was sabotaged by falsely accusing the Kremlin of interfering in America’s political process, along with numerous other fabricated charges.

Pompeo, Bolton, other regime hardliners, and congressional Russophobes want adversarial relations with Moscow maintained, demonization is their strategy, preventing any chance for improved ties.

“The Russian are Coming”. Washington considers Russia its sworn enemy, China increasingly treated the same way, the only two nations able to effectively challenge US hegemonic aims, especially when united for common objectives.

Trump regime anti-Iran rage risks possible war on the Islamic Republic, hellbent for regime change.

Pompeo, Bolton, and other regime extremists want Israel’s main regional rival eliminated, despite the Islamic Republic wanting cooperative relations with all countries, threatening none – not America, Israel or any others.

Iran hasn’t attacked another country in centuries, a cold hard fact ignored by Iranophobic US officials and major media.

They feature the official falsified narrative alone, suppressing hard truths. Iran’s leadership renounced nuclear weapons, wanting them eliminated altogether. Its ballistic and other missiles, along with its military preparedness, is all about defense, not offense.

Trump’s geopolitical team is going all-out to replace its sovereign independent governance with pro-Western puppet rule.

If sanctions, orchestrated terrorist attacks and other destabilization tactics fail, naked aggression may be next.

Other JCPOA signatories oppose DLT’s opposition to the deal. Russia and China intend maintaining normal relations with the Islamic Republic, refusing to go along with illegal US sanctions.

Days earlier, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Brussels intends creating special payment channels to maintain trade relations with Iran, facilitating its oil, gas, and other exports, bypassing the US-controlled Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) system.

What Brussels actually implements, not what it says, alone matters, the jury still out on its policies toward Iran.

After chairing a Security Council session, Trump’s news conference included disinformation and Big Lies – notably on Syria, Iran, Israel/Palestine, and China.

Venezuela was also harshly targeted in his General Assembly address and on the sidelines of the session. More on this below.

Moscow, Damascus, Hezbollah fighters, and Iranian military advisors alone have gone all-out to defeat the scourge of ISIS and other terrorists in Syria the Trump regime and its imperial partners support.

During his Wednesday press conference, Trump took credit for their accomplishments.

“Nobody is going to give me credit, but that’s OK,” he roared.

He falsely claimed orders given to Pompeo and Bolton, along with his tweets, stopped an Idlib (liberating) offensive, saving “millions of people (from being) killed.”

He repeated the Big Lie about the  JCPOA being the “worst deal ever,” unleashing venom on the Islamic Republic whenever the topic is raised.

He boasted about US sanctions war on the country, harming ordinary people – accomplishing no strategic aims now or earlier since the 1979 revolution ended a generation of US-installed fascist dictatorship.

He falsely called himself “a facilitator” in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict – ignoring his one-sided support for the Jewish state, inflicting enormous hardships on millions of Palestinians, including illegally blockaded Gazans and refugees he doesn’t give a hoot about.

He lied claiming “(w)e have evidence” that China is interfering in America’s upcoming midterm election, adding Xi Jinping may not be a good friend “anymore.”

Beijing’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi denounced the false accusation, saying

“(w)e do not and will not interfere in any countries’ domestic affairs,” adding:

“We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China, and we call on other countries to also observe the purposes of the UN charter and not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs.”

Trump escalated Obama’s political and economic war on Venezuela. His Tuesday General Assembly remarks viciously attacked its sovereign independent Bolivarian social democracy – calling its legitimate governance “the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro” – a bald-faced lie.

He vowed “further action” against the country, coinciding with implementing additional illegal sanctions on high-ranking Maduro officials.

Earlier US sanctions created economic and financial crisis conditions. “(A)ll options are on the table” to topple its government, he roared earlier.

Ahead of his Wednesday Security Council remarks, he repeated the threat, adding stronger measures may be implemented against the country than already, telling reporters “you know what I mean by strong” – suggesting another coup attempt or possible military intervention.

During his Wednesday press conference, he again said

“(a)ll options are on the table, every one…with respect to Venezuela.”

Maduro’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called Trump’s threats “grotesque,” adding “its easy for (him) to promote violence and the assassination of leaders in a country.”

Hardline US geopolitical policies are counterproductive longterm, making more adversaries than friends.

They’re contributing to growing US isolation internationally. They risk greater aggressive wars than already, including possible direct confrontation with Russia and China.

Imperial madness is self-defeating longterm, a reality Trump doesn’t understand, nor his extremist geopolitical team.


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