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 Takes on the World 
 
 Commentary
 Host:Jeff Blankfort
 Jeff Blankfort  
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I begin my noting that Trump announced US pullout from JCPOA standing in front of portrait of George Washington who warned Americans against “passionate attachments” to foreign countries, pointing out the attachments shown by Trump, his big money backs and Congress for Israel. I mention that Trump begins with familiar mantra that Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism and destabilizer of the region, pointing out that this is nonsense and evidence for Trump's accusations against Iran is either non-existent or flimsy, that much of what he refers to occurred in Lebanon 35 years ago when Hezbollah had just been formed in resistance to Israeli occupation.

I note that the US is the only major Western country that considers Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization and that it and its allies were the big winners in Sunday's parliamentary elections which the US media has ignored. I then return to Trump and point out his billionaire Jewish backers have been well paid for their contributions to Trump and that Jerusalem mayor is planning to name a square next to the new US Embassy in his honor.

I then quote extensively from an article by the former commander of US forces in Europe, including NATO, retired Admiral James Stavradis and JINSA's Michael Makovsky calling for the US to go all out for Israel against Iran, including changing the 10 year $38 billion arms gift from Obama to Israel by giving them ALL of the weapons virtually right away since Israel is under threat from Iran.

I finish by reporting on a US law that makes it a punishable offense for any US official or employee to speak publicly about Israel's possession of nuclear weapons and Grant Smith of Irmep's unsuccessful effort to challenge the law in court. In other words, folks we are all living under some form of Israeli occupation or control, however you want to describe it.

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00:16:43 English 2018-05-09
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