France’s Macron wants mediation to end Iran/USA war as massive buildup rolls in. [In Depth]
Shortly before 01:00 GMT on 14 September 2019, Houthis claim Saudi Arabia and America received a resounding, well-deserved figurative punch in the face on behalf of suffering Yemen. (Video)
Someone who has seen the carnage in Yemen, might agree with the Houthis that this seems deserved. But this is not the first time. In May 2018 the Yemen Houthis hit another Saudi oil facility and warned they would attack 300 decided targets in the countries that had invaded their nation and continued bombing Yemen families. (Video)
Meanwhile, despite everyone ganging up on Iran, it maintains steadfastly that it did not attack Saudi Aramco on 14 September.
The Houthis claim the attack was theirs, repeatedly. Despite all the posturing, nobody knows for sure.
“Missile and weapon capabilities of the Houthis can be directly traced to 1990, when the Yemeni government purchased arms from North Korea and the then-Soviet Union. Just prior to these sales, Yemen had been divided into a northern, Saudi-supported state and a southern, Soviet-supported, Communist regime. The National Liberation Front and Yemeni Socialist Party both maintained control over the South, purchasing Scud-B and -C missiles from the Soviets to use against the North Yemen Republic,” says the Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
Iran Crisis is Distraction from US War Crimes in Yemen hence Macron and Rouhani having trouble making sense of it all.
Saudi, UAE, and America invaded Yemen, which has become the quintessential humanitarian calamity, in March 2015, with American and British weapons.
Yemen has been fighting back with Iranian and American weapons. When the Yemen Houthi group fight back with Iranian weapons and not American weapons, the USA blames Iran claiming it is actually a sponsor of terrorism. Meanwhile, Yemenis are being slaughtered. It is so bad that Saudi’s alleged co-conspirator, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in this shooting gallery of Shiites, that it has withdrawn from the American/Saudi Coalition.
Sources in Saudi’s academia suggest that soon, America and Britain will be alone because the Saudis have had their fill of chasing the American dream of resurrecting the American puppet government in Yemen.
Hedging its bets, the US is sending thousands of troops into Saudi Arabia before the House of Saud grows cold.
Is this all about selling weapons? Or is it back peddling on zealous performance claims. American low level air defence systems did nothing to protect Saudi Arabia from a fairly crude low level drone attack on 14 September. Saudi has been repeatedly and devastatingly clobbered by the Houthis for a long time.
In the case of the 14 September low level air attacks on Saudi Aramco, Saudi has been cheated. It has never been able to defend itself from the Houthis’ internet-ordered drones and radio controllers which continue to hit their targets with alarming precision.
Saudi Arabia is America’s biggest customer and the third largest military spender in the world for as long as it is dropping millions of kilograms of ordnance on the people of Yemen.
This exacerbates the crisis Emmanuel Macron of France is trying to avert. It is difficult sledding because Trump, responding to media hours ago, abruptly brushed Macron’s efforts aside. Macron has been aiming at resolving the Iran/USA war since before the G7 meeting in France.
Many Observers do not see Iran as a threat to America
The annual reports of the US National Counterterrorism Center have attributed for over two decades the vast majority of the Islamic terrorist attacks, anywhere, to Sunni Muslim extremists.
Sunni extremists are radicals of the largest population of Muslims who also subscribe to the anti-imperialist Salafist theology of Saudi Arabia and its ultra-strict Shariah laws.
The Shia Muslims of Persia (Iran), according to all historical notes, are the most peaceful among the global Islamic cultures.
FPMag does not seek to turn this article into a religious dissertation but it should be said that American and Canadian populations have little comprehension of what it is to be Muslim, neither Sunni nor Shia Muslim because those populations don’t know any. Less than one percent of those nations are Islamic. But too many people have far too many hateful things to say.
The US President is the most terrifying example. As previously reported, thirty seven mass shootings in the United States have invoked his narrative. These white supremacist attacks are greater in number than the Islamic attacks on whites.
Including the half million Muslim civilians slaughtered in the Bosnia Herzegovina crisis and the one million Muslim civilians killed in the American invasion and 14-year occupation of Iraq, Muslims are the victims, not the “terrorists”. To the very small few Muslim extremists, this is cause for revenge whereas roughly 1.5 billion Muslims have turned the other cheek.
One could conclude on the abundance of this evidence that it is America which has repeatedly caused the breach of the peace, not America’s alleged Muslim enemy.
All the while of this hate speech, Islam is a peaceful culture, more so than any other according to recent and long past statistics.
Notwithstanding, Shiites as a small minority are renowned for having long memories and are adamant on defending communities of like kind.
That would apply to the developed nation of Iran with its starving neighbour, Yemen. Iran has been very defensive of Yemen and Iran has been shipping humanitarian aid to the desperate nation where it is estimated by the UN and other humanitarians that 16 million persons are today at morbid risk because of American unilateral sanctions and the invaders’ deliberate attacks on civilians.
It is mind numbing that Tehran could support Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime so zealously. No matter how much strategic gain and how much control Iran might achieve over Syria, nothing is worth getting into bed with Bashar al-Assad. Russia on the other hand enjoys a historically strong, stable, and friendly relationship with Syria, as it did until the Arab Spring with most of the Arab countries. Russia found itself in a position wherein it could not afford to lose its ally. But Russia’s conduct in Syria has become inexplicable and intolerable.
A recipe for WWIII is unfolding and America’s Jackass in the White House is playing with matches.
Iranian agents have infiltrated Assad’s government and have substantial influence. Because of that, the minute that Iran feels it is past the point of no return with America, Syria will be the launch pad for the annihilation of Israel. Iran’s infiltration of Syria is so comprehensive, not America and not Israel will be able to stop that. Russia will be dragged into a mess it likely fears above all.
How Iran expects the world to cope with its horrifically bad judgement is beyond comprehension. In all honesty, this has given the world pause and the globe is tiring of Iran’s shenanigans. Perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye but it is no less true that any Syrian resistance to the bloody tyranny of Assad, by self-defence extensions of common law, should be entitled to assassinate al Assad and his regime shot-callers for as long as his campaign of slaughtering Syrians continues. Iranians should get out of Damascus as fast as possible or the world might lose its patience with Syria and its mercy for Iran.
Women say to pollsters, “nightmare conflict between Iran & the world’s worst rogue nation is violence for the sake of violence, unfair, and must end.”
The current hope is that Emmanuel Macron of France finds a peace. Chances are slim and all out war in the Middle East is looming.
Iran’s message at the end of 2018 is historically accurate, profoundly human but one-sided.
Is this Iran-hate spin up to global war another of Donald Trump’s Whopping Lies?
Will this turn out to be another million-death war like the Iraqi WMD American BS Fiasco?
Donald Trump has said that he will cause the obliteration of Iran and all its people. Trump has boasted that he could kill every man, woman and child in Iran in a very short time.
Mohammad Javad Zarif has Proposed a New Deal
Speaking at Iran’s UN Mission on Sunday to reporters, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, reports the Nation, said that Iran “will not meet or negotiate with President Trump or Secretary of State Mike Pompeo”.
Javad Zarif insists Pompeo ought to be brought up on charges at the ICC for attempting to starve Iran into submission. Iran’s people are indeed starving.
Iran leaders will have to fall in line if ‘they want their people to eat,’ US Secretary of State Pompeo says.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Javad Zarif, a very likeable and excellent Foreign Affairs diplomat has come up with a new deal to propose to the world. He made such a proposal to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Iran, in being a supporter of Palestinian territorial claims is not a State Sponsor of Terror.
Regardless, using the American 18 May 2018 designation of Iran being a terrorist nation Canada, puppeteered by Trump, exploited the rule of seizing assets owned by terrorists and quickly seized and sold property in Ottawa that had been home to the Iranian Cultural Centre. It was sold to a developer for Cdn$26.5m. A Toronto property had housed the Centre for Iranian Studies was sold for Cdn$1.85m to another developer.
“Then look at Saudi Arabia. It is the world’s biggest funder of terrorism. Saudi Arabia funnels our petrodollars – our very own money – to fund the terrorists that seek to destroy our people, while the Saudis rely on us to protect them.”
Trump relied on a 2010 article from the Independent claiming a secret memo was written by then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton setting out this theory. Published by WikiLeaks, that missive says Saudi donors “constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide”.
Ms. Clinton said that Saudi Arabia provided “a critical financial support base for al-Qaea, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Toiba and other terrorist groups, including Hamas, which probably raise millions of dollars annually from Saudi sources.”
“While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)”, Ms. Clinton wrote (30 December 2009), “takes seriously the threat of terrorism within Saudi Arabia, it has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority. Due in part to intense focus by the USG over the last several years, Saudi Arabia has begun to make important progress on this front and has responded to terrorist financing concerns raised by the United States through proactively investigating and detaining financial facilitators of concern.
“Still,” Clinton continued, “donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.”
Iran is desperate says its Foreign Minister in couched terms.
Zavad Zarif has demanded that Britain, France, and Germany, three signatories to the 2015 JCPOA, live up to their legal responsibility under the JCPOA terms by ignoring or breaking US economic sanctions on Iran.
Iran’s Foreign Minister who has been personally sanctioned in violation of all diplomatic protocols, by the United States, has called on the world’s major non-American oil firms, including Total, ENI, BP, Shell, Sinopec and others, to resume their aquisition of Iranian oil in defiance of what he describes as US “bullying.”
Iran until 18 May 2018 Posed no Threat to the United States
“Iran has not posed a serious terror threat to the United States since the 1980s. Sunni terrorism, on the other hand, has,” writes Jefferson Morley in the New Republic.
Meanwhile Iran’s government is fighting for the lives of more than 80 million people who now endure shortages of food and medicines and are starving according to Zavad Zarif because of America’s fight with Europe and Iran to starve-out the Iranian peoples.
Courageous men and women of the US Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are loading in war supplies as of 12 September, two days before the attack on Saudi Aramco attack claimed by Houthis of Yemen.
The US/Iran War is already Underway.
The United States has begun a massive build-up of troops in Saudi Arabia and has already prepositioned military equipment in the country and in neighbouring nations. The US has begun a three-month military build-up and is preparing to launch an all-out attack against Iran. Naval assets are moving into place and combat personnel are training vigorously.
Brave American serving men and women may soon be put in harm’s way by Washington’s military industrial complex which according to historical notes is inclined to make its money by spreading lies and starting wars.
Iran has been subjected to intimidation by billions of dollars of American military naval and air assets and dozens of military bases imposing on neighbouring countries against Iran which is now surrounded by a naval blockade and military attackers.
Clearly, all-out-war against Iran is imminent. But war has clearly started.
European leaders make conclusion announcement: “Iran Did It.”
As Emmanuel Macron attempts to put the leaders of Iran and its American attacker in the same room for mediation, leaders of Germany and the United Kingdom joined him in blaming Iran for the punch-in-the-face attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on 14 September.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the attacks on oil facilities on Saudi territory on September 14th, 2019 in Abqaiq and Khurais, and we reaffirm in this context our full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its population,” — a joint France/Germany /United Kingdom statement after meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.
“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack,” the leaders said. “There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.”
(Many components in the missiles were identified as made in Iran, claim Saudi officials who have yet to reach a conclusion.)
Test Phase Cyber Attacks have Begun against Iran
Cyber attacks last Friday slammed Iranian banks, health institutions, medical resources, social services, shopping and other daily functions of the Iranian peoples.
According to one security company, NetBlocks, “Data are consistent with a cyber-attack or unplanned technical incident on affected networks as opposed to a purposeful withdrawal or shutdown incident,” NetBlocks said in a tweet. They saw four major Iranian networks falling offline over a three hour period on Friday evening.
American cyber vandals acting independently and also as state-supported cyber criminals claim to be testing methods for hitting the Iranian banking web sites, grocery and sundries shopping sites, prescription medication computers, and general infrastructure of Iran.
One bulletin board based in America has a thread entitled “Killing Iranians” and brags about raising the “price of insulin” to the price of a “dozen hookers in Sweden” by hacking into a pharmaceutical supplier’s computing system.
But here is a dose of reality. Iranians and Yemenis are facing high morbidity. The desperate situation in Yemen and soon, Iran, has humanitarians wishing for any kind of clarion call to all of humanity to stop the violence and help these people.
Did Desperate measures cause Yemen to attack Saudi Aramco with help from its allies?
What Yemen Moms can do to save baby from Cholera.
FPMag helps nurses with multi-lingual call for help enlisting Yemen moms to keep children healthy until & after they see a doctor. Photo of Behar Abbasi by Ben Barber (USAID)
As FPMag quipped “Yemeni [human] rights trump Trump’s oil. Aramco blast was earned by bullying Yemen to near death.”
This refers to a 9 August 2018 attack on a Yemen school bus which killed 45 and injured 55, mostly child Yemenis. An ongoing investigation into this incident by FPMag has led to a reasonable conclusion that American military forces were 100% responsible for the target acquisition, tracking and the attack decision on the school bus.
Sources in Saudi Arabia close to top decision makers and other sources close to the UAE/Saudi Coalition command structure agree with that assertion. Obviously these sources do not wish to be identified and that agreement has led to ongoing flows of information.
It should be noted that Yemen, in a humanitarian gesture, has been compensated in a not yet quantified measure by the Saudi Kingdom. America made no such effort.
The Trump administration has another series of problems surrounding the deaths of children held in concentration camps in a Trump campaign of child confiscation and family separation to deter refugees from entering the United States.
The United States under Trump has vacated all of its international treaties on the rights of the child. Citing Yale University’s The Trump Administration and International Law
While the Trump administration complains about Syria’s and Russia’s bombing and killing children in Idlib governorate of Syria, those same Syrian children the Trump Administration refuses to admit into the United States.
The names of pilots and conspirators who bombed a Dahyan market in northern Sa’ada and within the market a school bus in Sa’ada’s Majz district killing most of the children have yet to be released despite FPMag‘s repeated requests for that information. Read: Convention-on-the-Rights-of-a-Child Photo credit: Art by Feminine-Perspective images are Wiki-Commons.
Immediately after the early 14 September precision attack on two Saudi Aramco oil refineries in Abqaiq and Khurais, Saudi Arabia, the Houhti leadership in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack which had crippled Saudi oil output by half.
“In order to achieve elimination of fossil fuel burning by 2050, there are better ways than staging a war in which two major oil producer nations bomb each others’ refineries,” said a doctor in Sana’a Yemen to nurse and FPMag writer Behar Abbasi.
Background to the Current Iran/USA War.
USA Violates JCPOA
- Trump distracts from US Yemen crimes as Houhtis say they will hit Saudi Arabia Aramco again.
- Yemeni rights trump Trump’s oil. Aramco blast was earned by bullying Yemen to near death.
- Saudi vs Yemen = USA vs Iran. Feed Trump Locusts too, says Melissa.
Topping the list of hundreds of important international agreements that America has violated is the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) dated July 14, 2015.
The historic agreement was reached by a team of nations dubbed “the E3/EU+3″[comprising China, France, Germany, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States] and Iran, and endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 2231 (2015).
The United States under Donald Trump, star of the TV reality show “The Apprentice” got himself elected by his television fans and according to indictments with the help of many offshore Russian helpers* to the office of US President. Trump then began numerous breaches of America’s various treaties and laws including the JCPOA.
*(See the indictments against Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov, Mikhail Leonidovich Burchik A.K.A Mikhail Abramov, Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova, Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva, Sergey Pavlovich Polozov, Maria Anatolyevna Bovda A.K.A Maria Anatolyevna Belyaeva, Robert Sergeyevich Bovda, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Aslanov A.K.A Jayhoon Aslanov A.K.A Jay Aslanov, Vadim Vladimirovich Podkopaev, Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko, Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina, and Vladimir Venkov. )
On 8 May 2018 the United States said it was going to violate the agreement by placing sanctions on Iran and then began a war of words against Iran in which Donald J. Trump said America would “obliterate Iran“.
Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom contested this action claiming that that the United Nations Security Council resolution endorsing the nuclear deal remained as a “binding international legal framework for the resolution of the dispute“. Cite NY Times.
On 17 May 2018 the European Commission announced its intention to implement the blocking statute of 1996 to declare the US sanctions against Iran illegal in Europe and ban European citizens and companies from complying with them. The commission also instructed the European Investment Bank to “facilitate European companies’ investment in Iran”. Cite: Deutsche Welles
This blow to the international community was only supported by Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, the accused 2 October 2018 murderer of The Washington Post journo Jamal Khashoggi, and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu who has recently been repudiated by Israel’s electorate on at least two occasions and a third may be in the offing depending on whether or not Israel can reach a conclusion on its governance.
According to the United Nations Secretary-General, “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action constitutes a major achievement of nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy, and has contributed to regional and international peace and security.”
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly adduced that he remains convinced that the JCPOA is the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme and to realize the promised tangible economic benefits for the Iranian people.
Historical note: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) repeatedly confirmed that Iran had been fulfilling its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA.”
In a 2017 response to the single voice of JCPOA opposition, Donald Trump, the UN Secretary-General called for “concerns regarding its implementation” to be addressed through the mechanisms established by the agreement.
Guterres said he believes that issues not directly related to the JCPOA should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement and its accomplishments.
- Read Climate Change Accord US Backed out of-> Paris_Agreement on Climate Change
- The Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) July 14, 2015 Joint Comprehensive-Plan-of-Action-(JCPOA)-Iran-Nuclear-deal
Conclusion. Something must be done.
It will be hard for Russia, China, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and even parts of Africa to stay out of a war wherein America, Britain, Sudan and Saudi Arabia are attacking Iran. Others will follow.
Iran and America in all out war will be a matter of the extremely weak being bullied by the extremely strong. The problem with that is that firstly, both countries are run by very old men who know they will die fairly soon. They are not risk averse.
In the case of Iran, time is not on its side for other reasons. The nation is starving to death. Eighty million Iranians will die the same deaths 16 million Yemenis are facing or worse.
For this matter, the incontestably diagnosed sociopath in the White House must resign. He is a clear and present danger in varying measures depending on location to every human on this planet.
America must again resume its obligations to the JCPOA which as the UN Secretary-General has pointed out has numerous mechanisms for dispute settlement and even change.
Iran must be embraced by the international community as a nation that has been treated badly for over forty years primarily because of reprehensible bigotry and racism. Iran should feel comfortable ceasing its, self-defence or malign activities, depending on the view.
In the alternative to mending fences it broke, America needs to realize that in this 21st century, America’s impunity for wrong doing does not preclude counter attacks on its own soil as the Twin Tower attack has proven.
America, owing to the third world‘s evolution to developing nations, risks being hit back.