Yet Another Reason to Overthrow This Goddam System at the Earliest Possible Time: Trump Rips Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Threatening Another War Endangering Millions

May 11, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper |


On Tuesday, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 deal it and other world powers negotiated with Iran to greatly restrict its nuclear enrichment program. Iran, which does not and has never had nuclear weapons, was abiding by the deal. But telling one big lie after another, Trump tore the agreement up anyway. This was the world’s biggest nuclear-armed gangster imperialist power and greatest mass murderer on the face of the earth telling a small-time reactionary regime—and the whole world—that it had better dance to America’s tune, or else face aggression and even war! Then, the very next day, Israel took the opportunity to launch dozens of military strikes against Iranian forces in Syria.

The gangster imperialists who run the U.S., along with their thug Israel, couldn’t wait to begin further terrorizing and threatening and rampaging through the Middle East. But you who are reading this have NO interests in marauding and rampaging, or waging war against the peoples in the Middle East. You who are reading this have no interests in the way your vampire rulers are playing with the very fate of the planet. NO! The most fundamental interest you have—and the duty we all have—is to unite with the masses there and around the world in a movement for revolution, everywhere. And right now, we need to expose this drive to war, building up opposition to this, and mobilizing people to drive out the fascists now attempting to clamp down further in the U.S., and rampage further around the world.

More Lies from the Biggest Shithole in the World—Trump’s Mouth

Trump claims he’s ripping up the agreement because it doesn’t stop Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons, using language that deceitfully implied Iran was already or soon would be a nuclear threat. But Iran has zero—0!—nuclear weapons, while the demented bully Trump, who has repeatedly asked if the U.S. has nukes, “Why can’t we use them?” is the one with his trigger finger on 4,000 nuclear weapons! Iran has been restricting its nuclear development and abiding by the agreement, while the U.S. is spending billions to make its weapons of mass destruction even more horrific.

Trump denounces Iran for sponsoring terror, exporting weapons, and for “sinister” activities in the Middle East. Iran’s Islamic Republic is an oppressive theocratic regime, which is backing reactionary regimes and forces in the region that have done terrible things to the people. But who’s the world’s number one sponsor of state terror and torture? The world’s biggest exporter of weapons of death and destruction? The world’s most “sinister” power, responsible for the most carnage—from the thousands being shot down right now by Israel for protesting in Gaza, to the millions, yes millions, being starved or threatened by bombs and disease by the U.S.-Saudi war in Yemen? And who has been waging war across the Middle East and Central Asia for the last 17 years, murdering over a million people and destroying the lives of countless more? Just like the slobbering, shouting morons who parade around with the flag say, “USA! USA! USA!”

Trump turned truth inside out, portraying the U.S. as the victim: “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction.” Yet it’s his regime, and U.S. imperialism that has actually held the whole world nuclear hostage for decades, which are now ramping up threats against Iran’s cities and millions of its people. Why? Not to liberate anyone, but to maintain their imperialist stranglehold on the Middle East and world.

All this is totally sick, Hitlerian shit. And if people can’t see, and feel, the outrageousness and intolerability of this made-in-USA global thuggery, they need to get their heads out of their asses and wake up… and YOU need to help make that happen.

And the Democrats? Petty Complaints in Order to Better Bully the World

What do the Democrats, the so-called “alternative” to Trump, have to say about these threats of massive crimes against humanity? Petty criticisms, basically that the nuclear deal was helping the U.S. maintain its dominance, and that it’s better for the empire to work with other imperialist gangsters—aka “allies”—to posse up with you. But they’ve also made clear they’ll rally around the red, white, and blue and go along with Trump if he succeeds in provoking a war in the Middle East. Why? Because they’re on the “same team,” as Obama said about Trump—they are fully with the Trump/Pence regime on the fundamental need for the U.S. to bully and dominate the world. Their only issue: how to best accomplish that.

The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Trump’s announcement on the Iran nuclear deal was like throwing gasoline onto a building that was already burning. After Israel launched missile attacks on Iranian forces in Syria, Iran has reportedly fired back on Israeli positions. Trump announced he’s imposing the harshest-ever sanctions on Iran, which will immediately cause great suffering for millions of Iranians, amid reports that the U.S. rulers are gambling they can “break” Iran’s theocratic regime, the Islamic Republic. Trump has warned Iran not to resume its nuclear enrichment program, even as it’s the U.S. that’s broken the treaty. At a recent meeting with French President Macron, Trump promised to make Iran “pay a price like few countries have ever paid” if its rulers “threaten” the U.S. (i.e., reject its demands). There are growing signs that the U.S. (and Israel and Saudi Arabia, which have been chomping at the bit to attack Iran) are heading toward a confrontation with Iran, which could spiral into war—a war that could escalate unpredictably across the region and lead to even greater carnage than the savagery the U.S. has already inflicted on the Middle East in the last 15 years.

All this underscores the acute danger to the lives of millions at this moment, and the great urgency of driving the Trump/Pence fascist regime from power through sustained, massive, nonviolent political protest before it can carry out its vile and extraordinarily violent plans.

Trump’s latest moves also underscore the reality that war, mass slaughter, and plunder are baked into the capitalist-imperialist system, and that these horrors will continue to go on and on and on until this system is overthrown through revolution. Right now, it’s extremely urgent to be working to: Prepare the Ground, Prepare the People, and Prepare the Vanguard—Get Ready for the Time When Millions Can Be Led to Go for Revolution, All-Out, With a Real Chance to Win.



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