Scott Ritter, America Just Declared War on Iran and Nobody Blinked

Scott Ritter It is no longer a question of if Americans will die in a conflict with Iran, but when. The United States has long been engaged in a secret shadow war with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), dating back to the American invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. This conflict took the lives of hundreds of American troops and hundreds more IRGC members. The Iranian opposition to the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and the inability of the U.S. to militarily defeat Iranian forces inside Iraq, was just…

William Boardman, Alleged “Spy” Monica Witt Is No Justification for US War on Iran

By William Boardman Inside the government, some officials called her “Wayward Storm.” Her real name was Monica Elfriede Witt, an exemplary Air Force counterintelligence agent who had studied Persian and carried out covert missions in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  – New York Times lede, February 13, 2019 … American authorities have struggled to conclude exactly why she turned on her country. – New York Times “think piece,” February 16, 2019 I served in the Air Force for 10 years and participated in both the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. After viewing so…

William Rivers Pitt, The Suffering of the Iranian People has “Made in USA” Stamped on It

William Rivers Pitt                                       If you plant ice, you’re gonna harvest wind. —Robert Hunter   “Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution,” reads a Monday morning Al Jazeera report, “renewing their allegiance to the country’s Islamic principles at a time of rising economic and political pressure amid the resumption of punishing US sanctions.” So much terrible history rammed into one sentence: The brutal U.S.-backed regime…

Press TV’s Hashemi unlikely to be released immediately: Son

PressTV A court in the United States has confirmed the arrest of US-born Iranian Press TV news presenter Marzieh Hashemi as a material witness in an unspecified investigation. Ms. Hashemi, 59, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on unspecified charges upon arrival at St. Louis Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday, her family and friends said. At the request of the US Justice Department, Judge Beryl Alaine Howell, the chief district judge for the District of Columbia, issued a federal court order, approving the partial unsealing of…

Detained American Iranian TV Anchor, Marzieh Hashemi, to Appear in Court

By Alison Weir  AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi’s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a material witness warrant. The FBI has declined to comment. Her detention comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump withdrew America from the nuclear deal. The New York-based Committee to…

Gordon Duff and NEO – Mueller Dropping Russia Probe, Says Trump Working for Israel and Saudis

by Gordon Duff with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow The Mueller Russia probe, according to mainstream media sources, Daily Beast, BBC, Vanity Fair, UK Independent, Mother Jones, al Jazeera, the UK Guardian and others, as of mid-December 2018, has changed direction. [Editor’s note: Let me say right off the bat that Duff has a long history with the CIA and gave me the boot from Veterans Today in 2015 for writing about JADEHELM15. So I do not take for granted the accuracy of his reporting. In this case, however, it coincides with…