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sidd

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Re: US intervention in foreign lands
« Reply #600 on: June 28, 2019, 09:37:34 AM »
Whoa! Pompeo agrees to US pullout of Afghanistan ?

"Pompeo confirmed that the US is prepared to remove its troops from Afghanistan"

https://news.antiwar.com/2019/06/25/pompeo-us-prepared-to-remove-troops-from-afghanistan/

Of course, he's a lying sack of shit ...

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Re: US intervention in foreign lands
« Reply #601 on: July 05, 2019, 05:42:30 PM »
Another step in escalation towards war against Iran:

Iranian official threatens to seize British oil tanker
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48882455

The Tl;DR:  A supertanker taking Iranian crude to Syria was seized by the UK government in Gibraltar, seemingly on orders from the White House.
The UK's justification was that the destination was a Syrian refinery under EU sanctions (and not, putatively, the US-only sanctions against Iran).  A distinction without a difference.

Hardliners on all sides are being empowered and emboldened by hardliners on the other side.

Iran inevitably will retaliate in some way.  Then the US will surely counter-retaliate.  A positive feedback loop seems to be in play.  The world marches toward a Middle East conflagration.