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John Bolton- Still endangering the planet.

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/former-national-security-advisor-bolton-opportunity-for-israel-to-destroy-iran-nuclear-program-796985 In a candid Sunday interview with CNN, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton expressed strong views on how Israel should respond to Iran’s threats. He urged Israel to consider the current geopolitical tension as a crucial moment to target and dismantle Iran’s nuclear capabilities. “I think Israel has a wide range of potential […]

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Liz Truss: The Deep State Lies in Wait for Trump

WSJ via https://archive.ph/xlwD7 Finding this a curious oped, published in WSJ, from Liz Truss.I don’t dispute the existence of a deep state. Her oped includes a a good description of the existence of the deep state and the problems it brings – “shift of power away from democratically accountable officeholders to unelected bureaucrats and technocrats.” […]

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Biden told Bibi U.S. won’t support an Israeli counterattack on Iran

Some thoughts.. Israel won’t have US support for an Israeli counterattack on Iran President Biden told Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a call on Saturday that the U.S. won’t support any Israeli counterattack against Iran, a senior White House official told Axios. Why it matters: Biden and his senior advisers are highly concerned an […]

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Iran Concludes It’s Retaliation ?

Just posting some links The news of retaliation started this morning when Iran seized the Israeli linked ship From the comment section- these are now updated https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/13/04/2024/iran-launches-drones-at-israel The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) released a statement saying: “We launched an operation using drones and missiles in response to the Zionist entity’s crime of targeting the […]

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Strait of Hormuz: Iranian Forces Seize Israeli Linked Ship

AA The ship named MSC Aries (Aries or Ares was the ancient Greek god of war or, more properly, the spirit of battle. He represented the distasteful aspects of brutal warfare and slaughter) was seized by the marine unit of the IRGC in a special heliborne operation, state-run news agency IRNA reported on Saturday, confirming […]

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‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza

Good piece on Lavender’s use +972 Magazine Formally, the Lavender system is designed to mark all suspected operatives in the military wings of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), including low-ranking ones, as potential bombing targets. The sources told +972 and Local Call that, during the first weeks of the war, the army almost completely […]

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Prof. John Mearsheimer : Israel’s Dangerous Game

Approximately 35 minutes Quote from Mearsheimer ““The evidence is overwhelming that Israel is an albatross around our neck.” The AI is mentioned. As well as the potential for warfare with Iran Israel continues to deny this reality Samantha Power, the director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), told lawmakers Wednesday that people in […]

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How a Culture Shift in the Israeli Military Helps Explain Gaza’s Death Toll

Thoughts on this oped from Foreign Policy?? Read the beginning paragraphs at the link above- The author’s claimed impetus for the culture shift is explained. Under the leadership of the military’s chief of staff, Aviv Kochavi, from 2019 to 2023, the killing-based criteria were reinforced. Kochavi’s goal was to remake the army into a “lethal, […]

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Armenian PM Admits ‘Tensions’ With Iran

There seems to be a specific concept or egregore being created around Armenia- One that employs religious terminology. One that is presenting Armenia as Christianity being persecuted by Azerbaijan being a Muslim Bogeyman. Don’t believe this presentation. It’s an obfuscation to hide the geopolitical machinations playing out between the Western NATO nations and the Russian/East […]

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Iran Adapts to Shifting Tides in South Caucasus

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Iran-Adapts-to-Shifting-Tides-in-South-Caucasus.html Two major developments in recent years – Azerbaijan’s reconquest (retrieval/return) of Nagorno-Karabakh and Russia’s unprovoked (provoked) invasion of Ukraine – created new diplomatic openings for Iran. The changed geopolitical environment has enabled Iran and Azerbaijan to smooth over what for much of the post-Soviet period had been a prickly relationship. At the same time, […]

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