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Connecting the Dots: Iran, China, and the Challenge to U.S. Hegemony:
Debunking a century of war lies

This is our reply to the 4 Democratic Maryland Congress members who signed an AIPAC letter to Antony Blinken supporting Trump's warlike plan for Iran. They are Reps. Anthony Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Dutch Ruppersberger and David Trone. Senator Ben Cardin signed a similar letter.


The letter that you signed on March 9, which may result in a disastrous war with Iran, was based on several inaccuracies and assumptions, which I hope to clarify below.  I include your letter here for your convenience:

I analyze the seven paragraphs of the letter as follows:

1st Paragraph: “threats that Iran poses to the region.”

Unlike the U.S., which has invaded country after country which had nothing to do with 9/11, Iran has invaded no one in over 200 years.

2nd Pgph:  “Following the decertification of the JCPOA, Iran violated the previously agreed upon restrictions on refining fissile material and stated that it was no longer bound by any of its limits.”

If one party breaks a contract, how can they demand the other party maintain the terms of the contract?  Obama’s Iran Deal should be reinstated immediately.

3rd Pgph: “malign behavior. Three core tenets - their nuclear program, their ballistic missile program, and their funding of terrorism“

Iran has no nuclear weapons program, as certified by the IAEA inspectors and parties to the JCPOA, except by the US which unilaterally broke the agreement. All countries have defensive missiles, which are legal and not malign. Iran does not fund terrorism but is legally invited to defend neighbors who are illegally attacked and invaded by the U.S., resulting in the deaths of millions.  Iran is defensive.

4th Pgph:  “Iran must never be able to acquire nuclear weapons.”

That is precisely why the US should reinstate the JCPOA Iran Deal, to which Iran has adhered along with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the US and Israel have not adhered to.  One of the provisions of the NNPT is for nuclear disarmament by the nuclear powers.  The US and Israel are violators, not Iran.

5th pgph:  “ensure that Iran cannot develop a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.”

Since Iran has no nuclear weapons and the JCPOA enforced that, missiles are not a nuclear threat to anyone, especially to Israel, which has 200 nuclear warheads and has been occupying Palestine for 40 years in violation of UN Resolutions.

6th pgph:  “Iran backed forces in Iraq that have targeted American troops and worked to undermine the Iraqi government.”

The U.S. undermines the Iraqi government because Iraq has asked American troops to leave.  Unwanted occupying troops should get out.  Abraham Lincoln said the same thing to U.S. President Polk when he falsely claimed Americans died on U.S. soil so Polk could steal Texas from Mexico to increase the number of slave states.  U.S. troops died where they should not have been.

7th pgph:  “we are united in preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon.”

If you want to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, you should support Obama’s JCPOA Iran Deal which does exactly that. Why are Democrats supporting Trump’s war-prone plan instead?  I urge you to ask President Biden to reinstate President Obama’s Iran deal ASAP.


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Nuclear Posture Review and Congressional Resolution

WHEREAS the Nuclear Posture Review may recommend new nuclear weapons; and

WHEREAS a nuclear war can occur by miscalculation, mistake, upon perceived grave threat or by first-strike calculation; and

WHEREAS a nuclear holocaust will end civilization, kill billions of people, and destroy the biosphere of all living things; and

WHEREAS even a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could create a nuclear winter, killing crops worldwide, starving billions of people and contaminating the earth with long-lived radioisotopes; and

WHEREAS other existential threats to humanity can be reduced by transferring the nuclear weapons budget to climate and disease solutions;

WHEREAS the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has been ratified by 56 nations and the only nation ever to have used atomic bombs on people has a special responsibility to lead in nuclear disarmament;

THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED that the Congress of the U.S. recognizes and calls on all people to recognize that the highest priority of humanity must be to prevent a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes there is no threat to humanity and the biosphere greater than a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes there is no institution, entity or government more important than preventing a nuclear holocaust; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes only by total nuclear disarmament by all nations and entities can nuclear holocaust be positively prevented; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress recognizes that chemical and biological weapons have been eliminated and outlawed by international agreement with mutual verification, establishing a precedent for nuclear disarmament; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress instructs the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Executive Branch to immediately invite their Russian counterparts to join the U.S. in mutual verification of the safe destruction of nuclear warheads down to a level no greater than of any of the remaining nuclear powers, who will be invited to follow suit.


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Song: "Sanity VS Doomsday:

The United States and Ukraine Started the War—Not Russia

By Richard J. Ochs

Kiev carried out major atrocities in Eastern Ukraine for eight years that were never reported in the western media, which made it seem like Putin was a madman who invaded Ukraine out of the blue

Here is a time of events:

Oct 2002 – “Full Spectrum Dominance” declared by Pentagon to rule the world.

Jan 2014 – U.S. military trainers in Ukraine. [i]

Feb 2014 – Ukrainian President Yanukovych was overthrown in a violent coup.

March 2014 - Ukraine started the war and killed 10,000 Russian-speakers in east.

Feb. 2015 – Ceasefire Agreements at Minsk were violated by Kiev, continuing war.

May 2019 – Zelensky was elected president of Ukraine after false peace promise.

May 2019 – U.S. Rand Corp. think tank issued a manifesto to destroy Russia. [ii]

March 2021 - Russian troops appeared at Ukraine border.

Feb. 17, 2022 – Ukraine attacked a kindergarten, blaming Donbass separatists. [iii]

Feb. 21, 2022 – Kiev surged shelling of Donbass by a factor of 20 within 4 days. [iv]

Feb. 21, 2022 – Russia recognized independence of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Feb. 22, 2022 – Donetsk reported intel that Ukraine planned invasion of Donbass [v]

Feb. 24, 2024 – Russia moved into Ukraine, protecting Donbass, pressuring Kiev.

The democratically elected government of Ukraine, overthrown by a U.S.-supported violent coup in 2014, was sparked by a massacre of protesters by a renegade Nazi brigade in the Ukraine Army, a cynical and deliberate false-flag tactic to anger the population. It worked as well as the German Nazi false flag Reichstag Fire that allowed Hitler to take over Germany.[vi]   

A more recent false flag attack was the anthrax terror a month after 9/11/2001 which stampeded the U.S. into war for oil, costing 2 million lives and 10 million displaced. The anthrax from a U.S. Army lab falsely blamed an Islamic zealot.[vii]


In 2014, the Ukraine Army started shelling Donbass in the east, killing 10,000 civilians, which is 10 times more than the UN-reported 1,000 civilians that Russia allegedly killed in 30 days since their incursion into Ukraine, Feb. 24 to March 24.


Shelling of Donetsk from Ukraine was not reported on in the western media for eight years. 

Considering that the population of west Ukraine is 10 times that of the successionist-held Donbass, one can easily calculate those killings by Ukraine were 20 times the percentage of population killed than those allegedly killed by Russia now. The map  shows the blue two-thirds of Donetsk and Luhansk was occupied by Kiev which was besieging people in the brown one-third to the east. The Russian rescue mission stopped Ukraine’s genocide of Donbass.


In addition, 4,000 combatants were killed in the Donbass siege. Trainers and equipment from the U.S. were there since 2014 to help the Ukrainian Army.

Not only has Kiev started war the in Ukraine, but it also escalated by its attack on a kindergarten, trying to blame Russian for false flag attacks. Why? Because Kiev knows NATO has their back and they want to remove Russian-speakers from Ukraine. They want to grab that valuable property in the east.

It has been confirmed that a total of 14,000 died in Ukraine’s 2014 civil war, most of them Russian speakers in Donbass. Ukraine cleared minefields on Feb. 23 around Donbass, preparing to invade. Russia blocked that with the incursion on Feb. 24.






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[i]  Secretary of War Lloyd Austin told Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation on March 20, 2022 “Our trainers have been in Ukraine since 2014.”


[ii]  The US capitalist think tank, Rand Corporation, declared US war on Russia with their 2019 manifesto on how to destroy Russia, which has not been repudiated by any US government entity nor reported by any US mass media.
 Rand Corporation: How to Destroy Russia. “Overextending and Unbalancing Russia”


[iii]  Ukraine attacked a kindergarten, blaming Donbass separatists.

Report of the Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The Monitoring Mission's report on the kindergarten incident:
"On 17 February, the Mission followed up on reports of damage to a working kindergarten in the north-western part of Stanytsia Luhanska (government-controlled, 16km north-east of Luhansk), located about 4.5km north-west of the north-western edge of the disengagement area near Stanytsia Luhanska."

Comment by munitions expert:

“So the kindergarten was 4.5 kilometers inside Ukrainian-held territory. The monitors were denied access to the site by Ukrainian authorities and were only able to see it from a distance (very suspicious).  Also suspicious is that the mission was told that "20 children had been in the kindergarten at the time of the incident but reported no injuries".  Really?  An artillery shell bursts through a classroom wall, and no one was injured?  More likely, they had been warned to get out ahead of time and evacuated before the shell was fired.

“But there is no doubt whatsoever about how far away the tank (or artillery piece) was. The impact was dead on, and not from a descending shell. And the surrounding buildings mean that whoever fired at the kindergarten was situated in that very small open space right next to it.  And we know it was a dummy shell, because of the unbroken windows.  If there had been an explosion, they would have been shattered.  Someone took deliberate aim from only a few hundred yards away and carefully fired a single shot on a flat trajectory. They probably weren't interested in causing "collateral damage", but just wanted a propaganda photo. How convenient that the damage was to a kindergarten and not to one or another of the anonymous buildings surrounding it.”


[iv] The Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
reports each day on the security situation with daily reports:

Wed., Feb. 16  number of explosions: 5 in Donetsk and 71 in Luhansk = 76

Thurs., Feb 17  Kindergarten hit by Ukraine’s false flag attack

Thurs., Feb. 17 number of explosions: 128 in Donetsk and 188 in Luhansk = 316

Fri., Feb. 18      number of explosions: 135 in Donetsk and 519 in Luhansk = 654

Sat., Feb. 19     number of explosions: 553 in Donetsk and 860 in Luhansk = 1,413

(an increase in Kiev’s shelling of Donbass by a factor of 20 within 4 days of kindergarten false flag)


[v] Ukraine Army's Plan to Attack Donbass
Published on 21 Feb 2022. “In recent days, the number and intensity of shelling on the territory of the Republics by the Ukrainian army has sharply increased. The units of the People's Militia are forced to constantly suppress the firing points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to prevent the death of the civilian population.”


[vi]  Watch the documentary “Ukraine on Fire” by Oliver Stone, producer of “JFK.”

Yarosh’s highly trained and disciplined paramilitaries had dressed during the coup as if they were state security troops, and they fired down upon the Maidan demonstrators and police, in what’s called in the trade a “false flag” attack — one that’s designed to appear to have been perpetrated by the side you’re intending to defeat, so as to deceive the public about who had caused the violence and thus get your enemy to be blamed (by your own electorate) for the bloodshed, and thereby unite your country to fear your chosen (typically foreign) enemy and so to be willing to invade them. Adolf Hitler had most prominently pioneered the false-flag technique, both in his burning of the Reichstag, and in his setting up the incident that became his excuse to invade Poland in 1939. Dmitriy Yarosh is a proven master of this craft.

[1] www.freefromterror.net3835

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