by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor, …with PressTV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Someone made a silly mistake putting out an Alice in Wonderland story about Iran considering an assassination of a female diplomat outside the theater of war in the Persian Gulf, when there are many military targets to strike. It was a made up, planted story via the usual tactic of seeding phoney intel into the US to be picked up by the news cycle.
VT has been expecting these Iran escalation ploys, and now they have begun six weeks before the election. But frankly, with all the time to plan an event, even if they were to offload it to the Israelis, this deserves an F for credibility.
Also, we have the Pompeo news today that he will begin the rogue snapback sanctions on Iran on September 20 with seizing Iranian ships, which will certainly stir thing up with Iran, but will trigger no rash response.
Iran, China and Russia don’t do rash responses. Iran might begin seizing US ships and holding them until the election is over, and maybe a grownup as president would stop the silly provocations that everyone with half a brain can see through.
We also had the EU polls this week showing trust in US foreign affairs decisions being the lowest in modern history even among our friends, France, England and Germany.
Just when the Trump regime needs to be upping its game by showing some statesmanship, it continues to prefer the tough guy gangster persona.
The Pompeo grandstanding comes with more bad Trump polling news, in the battleground states and nationwide, with Trump slowly fizzling out at this point, down 10.5 points to Biden nationwide. Also, Bloomberg has committed $100 million of personal funds in Biden advertising to ensure Florida will be denied to Trump.
Whoever has been holding onto some Trump dirty laundry will start rolling it out, so it has time to filter down. Trump had the bad news that Caputo was taking a ‘medical leave’ as communications director of Health and Human Services, HHS, literally putting him on ice until after the elections. What’s up wid dat?…Jim W. Dean ]
– First aired … September 01, 2020 –