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What you need to know about the Iran Nuclear Deal and CIA Torturer Gina Haspel by: Patrick MacFarlane

The military industrial complex is in high gear as the United States has decided to step away from the Iran Nuclear Agreement–which was just about the only good thing to come out of the Obama Presidency.

There is absolutely ZERO evidence that Iran has pursued nuclear weapons since 2003. This is a claim that has been debunked over and over again by non-interventionists, most notably journalist Gareth Porter in his terrific book “Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare” (Amazon Affiliate Link).

The war hawks, guided by the Israel lobby, have been pushing for war with Iran for decades. In fact, since Donald Trump made the announcement, Israel has stepped up their bombing campaigns against Syrian and Iranian targets inside of Syria.

Distressingly, Iran has retaliated, by firing rockets at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an area of Syria that was illegally annexed by Israel in 1967.

The United States pulling out of the nuclear deal is just another step in the road towards a real confrontation between Israel, the United States, Iran, and their respective allies. Needless to say, it does not bode well for the prospects of peace, liberty, and prosperity.

In the meantime, the Senate Intelligence Committee interviewed proven torturer Gina Haspel as a part of her nomination for CIA Director.

In the words of veteran CIA analyst Ray McGovern, “[i]t is no secret that Haspel oversaw detainee torture, including waterboarding, at a CIA ‘black site’ base in Thailand,” later ordering the destruction of “dozens of videotapes of torture sessions.”

McGovern notes that, aside from being “intrinsically evil,” and in violation of international and domestic law, torture simply does not work and consistently yields false intelligence, which is then used to justify war.

A prime example: Colin Powell claimed to the UN security council in 2003 that there was a “sinister nexus” between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. This source of this false intelligence derived from the torture of Abu Yahya al-Libi, who less than a year later admitted that he made the story up while being waterboarded by Egyptian intelligence.

This “intelligence” resulted, in part, in the 2003 invasion of Iraq that destroyed the country. The ensuing chaos saw the rise of an international jihadist insurgency (Al Qaeda in Iraq (ISIS)) as radical Islamist militants flooded the country looking for any opportunity to fight against the American Empire.

It is of the utmost importance that the American Public be educated about these issues. Please take the time to share this content and get the word out.

US Out of the Iran Deal as Torturer Gina Haspel Interviews for CIA Head Ep. 73 ft. Kyle Anzalone

Today I am joined by returning guest and resident foreign policy expert at the Libertarian Union, Kyle Anzalone. We discuss the history of Iran, the history of the Iran Deal, and Trump pulling out of said deal. We also discuss confirmed torturer Gina Haspel’s interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee on her way to becoming  CIA Director, as well as how veteran CIA analyst and whistle blower Ray McGovern was brutally assaulted by capitol police after his protestation of the hearing.

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Show Notes:

Trump Announces the US will Withdraw from the JCPOA

Ray McGovern: Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?

Andrew J. Bacevich: America’s War for the Greater Middle East (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Gareth Porter–Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Moon of Alabama: Trump Ends The Nuclear Deal With Iran – What’s Next?

Zerohedge: Israel Launches Air Strike on Iran Base Near Damascus

Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com) Israel Attacks Syria Less Than an Hour After Trump Speech

Capitol Police Thugs Brutalize 78 year-old CIA Whistleblower Ray McGovern for Speaking out Against Confirmed Torturer Gina Haspel

100+ High Ranking Intelligence Professionals Write Open Letter Against Torturer Gina Haspel

Generation Kill (Amazon Affiliate Link)

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Understanding the Iran Protests Ep. 53

Iranian-Australian Shaheen makes a triumphant return to the show! Shaheen was in Iran visiting family during the protests that occurred over the new year. To help with the interview, I enlisted the help of Kyle Anzalone to ask just the right questions. We hope you enjoy this unique insider-look at what happened and how Iranians feel about the United States and the Islamic government of Iran.

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