Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 8 January 2020

Is Soleimani murder ‘beginning of the end’ of US imperialism?

‘It’s increasingly clear that – short of QAnon’s wild idea that it’s all about engineering total US withdrawal from the Middle East – no coherent plan was behind the Trump administration’s cold-blooded murder of Qassem Soleimani.

It was an act of pure stupid. A dumb ‘miscalculation’. Another example of the ignorant hubris in the US State Department that almost brought them into direct conflict with Russia in February 2014, when they failed to comprehend the strategic and cultural significance of Crimea and tried to migrate the Kiev ‘Maidan’ coup to Sevastopol.

Few people to this day realise how close that call was. And now here we are again, facing untold consequences from imperial idiocy.

This one, while posing a less imminent risk of superpower confrontation, is potentially disastrous for US interests in the region, and risks monumental loss of life in any resultant conflict between Iranian and US military forces.

It seems many people are not yet grasping the seismic shifts going on, and are still thinking in terms of this being the prelude to another imperial regime-change operation like those in Iraq, Libya and the failed attempt in Syria.

It isn’t. Not even slightly. It is a whole new and unknown situation, and where it ends is currently anyone’s guess.

Threats from the ever bombastic fool Trump, like these towards Iran’s culture.’

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