No Change in US Hostility Toward Iran if Biden/Harris Defeat Trump
by Stephen Lendman
(stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Unbending US hostility toward Iran is all about bipartisan hardliners in Washington wanting control regained over the country, its vast resources, and population.
It’s about seeking revenge over Iran having regained its sovereign independence in 1979 — freeing itself from a generation of US/UK-installed fascist tyranny.
It’s about wanting Israel’s main regional rival transformed into a nation subservient to US-led Western and Jewish state interests.
It’s about colonizing the Islamic Republic, plundering its vast oil and gas resources, and exploiting its people.
It’s about what the scourge of imperial rapaciousness is all about — notably the US version that aims to control other nations by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives, no matter the human toll.
US sanctions are weapons of war by other means with no legitimacy.
Imposing them is an exclusive UN Security Council prerogative.
When used by one nation against others, they breach the UN Charter and are null and void under international law.
Nearly always they fail to achieve stated objectives. Notably in today’s increasing multi-polar world, they shoot blanks at targeted nations.
Washington’s unipolar moment is passing, its endless wars by hot and other means self-defeating over time.
Like all other empires in world history with delusions of grandeur, the US is a nation in decline because of unwillingness to change its wicked ways that over time make more enemies than friends.
On Thursday, the Trump regime’s “Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian entities for attempting to influence elections in the United States (sic).”
No such action by Iran occurred, no evidence presented to corroborate the charge because none exists.
Yet the Trump regime unlawfully targeted Iran’s IRGC, its Quds Force, the Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute, its Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and International Union of Virtual Media (IUVM).”
None of the above had anything to do with US election meddling or interfering in any other foreign elections. No evidence suggests it because there is none.
Trump regime accusations were bald-faced Big Lies like countless times before against all nations unwilling to bow to Washington’s will.
Time and again, the US falsely accuses other nations of things they had nothing to do with — while concealing its own high crimes of war by hot and other means at home and abroad.
Hegemon USA poses an unparalleled threat to everyone everywhere.
Its rage for unchallenged dominance drives its war on humanity.
Trump’s Treasury Department falsely claimed that Iran “targeted the United States’ electoral process with brazen attempts to sow discord among the voting populace by spreading disinformation online and executing malign influence operations aimed at misleading US voters (sic).”
“Components of the government of Iran, disguised as news organizations or media outlets, have targeted the United States in order to subvert US democratic processes (sic).”
Separately, the Trump regime sanctioned Iran’s envoy to Iraq Iraj Masjedi — compounding the illegitimacy of its phony accusations against the country.
The above claims are how the US operates worldwide, meddling illegally in the internal affairs of most other countries worldwide.
Iran is governed by a higher standard, seeking peace, stability, and cooperative relations with other countries, confrontation with none.
In response to phony US charges, Iran’s UN Mission spokesman Alireza Miryousefi tweeted the following:
“Unlike the US, Iran does not interfere in other country’s elections.”
“The world has been witnessing US’ own desperate public attempts to question the outcome of its own elections at the highest level.”
“These accusations are nothing more than another scenario to undermine voter confidence & are absurd.”
“Iran has no interest in interfering in the US election & no preference for the outcome.”
“US must end its malign and dangerous accusations against Iran.”
They’ll continue without letup no matter which right wing of the one-party state controls the White House and Congress as long as US imperial viciousness remains unchanged.
On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the latest extrajudicial US actions, saying:
Washington plays “fruitless blame games, (making) baseless accusations, and (inventing nonexistent) suspicious scenarios,” adding:
“In addition to rejecting the repeated claims as well as fabricated, clumsy and fraudulent reports of US regime officials, the Islamic Republic of Iran reiterates that it makes no difference for Tehran which of the two current candidates will enter the White House.”
Hostile actions in flagrant breach of international law makes clear to the world community that the US is a pariah state, an outlaw state, a rogue state.
Masquerading as democratic — a notion it abhors and tolerates nowhere — both wings of its war party risk destruction of planet earth in their rage to own it.
A Final Comment
On Thursday, Russia was also falsely accused of US 2020 election meddling.
In response to the Big Lie, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “(s)uch accusations appear every day.”
“They are unfounded and not based on anything.” The world community knows he’s indesputaby right.
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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”