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Within the final week, the realities of US overseas coverage have been uncovered by a leaked audio tape, a leak a few US assault on the Russian electrical grid, and US makes an attempt to extradite Julian Assange. All the knowledge factors to a overseas coverage that violates worldwide regulation and requirements, perpetrates wars and battle and seeks to undermine press freedom with a view to commit its crimes in secret.
This isn’t new info to these of us who intently comply with US overseas coverage, however these new exposures are broad and are within the mass media the place many tens of millions of individuals can view them and achieve a higher understanding of the realities of US actions around the globe. Be a part of the Individuals’s Mobilization to Cease the US Conflict Machine this September.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a closed-door assembly hosted by the Convention of Presidents of Main Jewish Organizations on Might 28, 2019 (Credit score: Ron Przysucha/U.S. Division of State)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Exposes Himself To Jewish Management
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a overseas coverage speech to the presidents of main Jewish organizations. The speech was exceptional as a result of it exhibits the particular consideration this group receives. Very delicate secrets and techniques of US overseas coverage have been offered to the viewers. Fortunately, somebody within the viewers audio-taped the dialog, and in consequence, tens of millions of individuals within the US and all over the world now know the reality about some essential US overseas coverage points. Listed here are a number of the subjects he mentioned:
US Seeks To Cease Jeremy Corbyn Earlier than He Is Elected:
The audio includesPompeo promising to do his “degree greatest” to cease Corbyn from ever being elected as Prime Minister of the UK. Pompeo was responding to a query, “Would you be prepared to work with us to tackle actions if life turns into very troublesome for Jews within the UK?” This was concerning the false declare that Corbyn is anti-Semitic as a result of he favors the rights of Palestinians and criticizes Israel. Pompeo responded:
It could possibly be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected. It’s potential. It is best to know, we gained’t watch for him to do these issues to start to push again. We’ll do our degree greatest. It’s too dangerous and too necessary and too onerous as soon as it’s already occurred.
The Secretary of State describing how the US would try and affect British elections comes regardless of all of the claims of Russia allegedly influencing US elections. A Labour spokesman responded: “President Trump and his officers’ makes an attempt to determine who can be Britain’s subsequent prime minister are a completely unacceptable interference within the UK’s democracy.”
US Coup in Venezuela not going properly
In one other US interference in democracy, Pompeo mentioned the US coup in Venezuela. Pompeo described the opposition to Maduro as divided and appearing in their very own self-interest. He stated: “Our conundrum, which is to maintain the opposition united, has confirmed devilishly troublesome.” Pompeo stated within the assembly, the picture of unity was actually solely helpful as a “public” facade.
Pompeo additionally admitted that he has been engaged on the coup in Venezuela “because the day I turned CIA director.” He defined creating unity among the many opposition “was one thing that was on the middle of what President Trump was making an attempt to do.” Pompeo turned CIA director on January 23, 2017.
Regardless of the US saying in public that Juan Guaido was president of Venezuela, he admitted within the audio tape that Maduro was nonetheless president and he couldn’t predict the timing of when he would go away, however he assured the viewers that the financial conflict and different actions towards the federal government and towards the Venezuelan inhabitants would end in his leaving.
The efforts of the Embassy Safety Collective proceed in courtroom. The US is in search of to convict 4 protectors of federal crimes that would end in one yr in jail and a $100,000 advantageous. The US has limitless assets, we’d like sufficient assets to placed on a robust protection. A jury verdict acquitting us of those fees might be one other blow towards the US coup in Venezuela. Donate right here.
Kushner Peace Plan Unlikely, Iran Too Delicate To Talk about
Pompeo advised Jewish leaders that the Trump administration’s soon-to-be-released Center East peace plan shall be thought-about “unworkable,” and won’t achieve traction. Pompeo acknowledged the plan’s perceived favoritism to Israel and was not optimistic saying, “It might be rejected. Might be in the long run, people will say, ‘It’s not notably unique, it doesn’t notably work for me.’”
Pompeo was about to get into different Center East points like Iran however expressed concern that somebody is perhaps taping the dialog and the knowledge could possibly be too delicate.
An oil tanker burns after the assault on 13 June in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran (Photograph Reuters)
Iran Threats Warmth Up Based mostly On Unproven US Allegation
On June 13, two outbound tankers within the Gulf of Oman suffered from explosions on the aspect dealing with worldwide waters. Iranian rescuers rushed to help the 2 oil tankers, transferring all 44 crew members to Iran’s southern shores.
The US is claiming the assaults got here from mines positioned on the boats by Iran. The president of Kokuka Sangyo Marine, (shipowners), Yutaka Katada, stated: “there isn’t any risk of mine assault because the assault is properly above the waterline” and the crew described a flying object hitting the tanker.
The US blaming Iran provides us a “Keep in mind the Maine!”/Gulf of Tonkin feeling, examples of false claims that led to warfare. The US offered a grainy, arduous to know video of a ship allegedly eradicating a mine from a tanker hours later. The US claims it was the Iranian Revolutionary Guard eradicating proof of Iran’s involvement. There are lots of issues with this concept that increase extra questions than solutions.
The assault towards the Japanese-owned tanker got here in the meanwhile that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assembly with Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Khamenei. The assembly was a historic one, the primary Japanese chief to go to Iran since its revolution 40 years in the past. Would Iran assault an oil tanker and sabotage its personal assembly with the Japanese chief? This concept strains credulity. The US accusation towards Iran appears designed to undermine Iran-Japanese diplomacy. Overseas Minister Javad Zarif, stated in a tweet, “Suspicious doesn’t start to explain what possible transpired this morning.”
These assaults appear to be towards the pursuits of Iran as they supply an excuse for escalation towards Iran by the US and its allies. Neocons and US armed regimes who oppose Iran, together with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, would all profit from this assault.
Regardless that a lot of the media repeated the allegations, the suspicion that this was a false accusation towards Iran was so robust that many media retailers famous the shortage of proof; e.g., the New York Occasions, CNN, and NPR. The Saudi media instantly amplified the US accusation. US intelligence specialists questioned the declare, raised doubts concerning the video and famous the US historical past in “ginning up” assaults for political functions. Japan has requested for extra proof, European governments questioned the declare. The shortage of proof for the US declare and the truth of the way it makes little sense for Iran to make such an assault appear to be exposing the US greater than undermining Iran.
A heating energy plant in Moscow (Credit score Maxim Shemetov for Reuters)
US Cyberattack on Russian Electrical Grid
On June 15, the New York Occasions reported on interviews with army officers during the last three months that confirmed the US stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electrical energy grid. The US has deployed pc code into the Russian electrical system for future cyber assaults. The actions are a warning to President Putin and an indication of how the Trump administration is utilizing new authorities to deploy cybertools extra aggressively, based on present and former authorities officers.
The Occasions studies the US “technique has shifted extra towards offense…with the location of probably crippling malware contained in the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had by no means been tried earlier than.”
Final yr, new authorities have been granted individually by the White Home and Congress to United States Cyber Command, an arm of the Pentagon, to conduct offensive on-line operations with out receiving presidential approval. The Occasions stories that Trump has not been briefed on the small print of those actions for worry of his response. Trump denies the report and accused the Occasions of “a digital act of treason.”
It isn’t clear how far the US has gone into the Russian electrical system. Might it cripple Russia’s electrical system or shut down its army? This will not be recognized till it’s activated. Assaults on energy grids by the US will not be new, as proven within the assault on the Venezuelan electrical system in March, however boring right into a system in preparation for struggle appears to be new.
US Behind Conviction Of Lula and others in Brazil
Glenn Greenwald obtained hundreds of pages of communications between the individuals concerned within the conviction of Lula da Silva, a well-liked politician in Brazil. It seems now that Lula was falsely convicted to stop him from profitable the presidency in 2018 and that the US was behind it. Brazilian judges at the moment are calling for the conviction of Lula and lots of others who have been focused to be thrown out and an investigation into the huge corruption. Greenwald says there’s extra to return.
Assange extradition protested at Westminster Magistrates Courtroom June 2019 (Photograph by Gareth Corfield)
Officers within the US authorities and leaders of transnational firms are well-aware that they’re violating or skirting worldwide and home legal guidelines. When an official is caught on tape in a personal assembly, leaks of paperwork are offered to the media or an off-the-record interview reveals US methods for conflict, the federal government will get upset.
We wouldn’t have to look any additional to see this than the try and extradite Julian Assange to face prosecution in america. The US has issued a proper request for the extradition of Assange on 18 fees, 17 of that are violations of the Espionage Act, that would incarcerate him for the remainder of his life. The Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom scheduled a five-day extradition listening to starting on February 24, 2020.
The video on this tweet exhibits the hatred outstanding individuals have for Julian Assange for merely publishing the reality about US warfare crimes, State Division operations, the Guantanamo Bay Jail and company corruption.
Do you continue to consider that the US fights for peace, justice, fact & freedom?
Assange confirmed the crimes of the US elite they usually accused him of terrorism.
Terrorism is the favourite phrase of the US, on this means they justify the murders. They accuse you of terrorism after which assault pic.twitter.com/2qOKl8BY46
— Enrique |⏳#FreeAssange | ?? (@garoukike) December 30, 2018
The facade is being lifted on US overseas coverage. It’s not attainable for the US to get away with its crimes. And international energy is shifting. Final week, Russia and China signed two main agreements, thus ending the US because the dominant superpower and making a multipolar world. Alliances are altering – India might associate with Russia and China.
We face a historic crossroad. Will the US proceed to attempt to dominate the world utilizing financial, cyber and army weapons, additional isolating itself and losing assets which might be wanted to satisfy human wants and shield the planet, or will the US grow to be a associate in good religion with different nice powers? It’s as much as us to find out which path is taken. Be a part of us this September in the course of the United Nations Basic Meeting to name for the US to be held accountable within the Individuals’s Mobilization to Cease the US Struggle Machine. Click on right here for extra info.