U.S. Fabricates Iran Attack on American Navy To Justify War

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    (ANTIMEDIA) At a press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted that Iran had attacked a U.S. naval vessel. This statement was taken as part and parcel of his argument defending the Trump administration’s decision to put Iran “on notice.”

    However, as the Intercept confirmed directly with Pentagon spokesperson Christopher Sherwood, the attack in question actually took place on a Saudi warship, and the suspected perpetrators of the attack are the Houthi rebels currently leading an insurrection in Yemen, not Iran.

    But Iran is allegedly backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen. So surely, any attack committed by those rebels against the U.S. or its allies can be deemed and Iranian assault by way of proxy, right?

    Not according to the U.N. experts, who presented a report to the U.N. Security Council just this past weekend. It stated:

    “The panel has not seen sufficient evidence to confirm any direct large-scale supply of arms from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, although there are indicators that anti-tank guided weapons being supplied to the Houthi or Saleh forces are of Iranian manufacture.” [emphasis added]

    For those skeptical of claims made by so-called U.N. experts, perhaps one could analyze the claims made by the mainstream media regarding Iran’s role in Yemen to see if there is any substance to the narrative that Iran is backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen. As noted by a Truth-out article published in October 2015, the mainstream media struggles to produce any compelling evidence of Iranian involvement, even with the enormous resources at their disposal:

    “[A] recent article published by the Guardian on October 8, 2015, again states that: ‘It is now six months since a coalition of countries, led by Saudi Arabia, took on Iran-backed Houthis who had swept through the country earlier this year.’ The words ‘Iran-backed Houthis’ are again hyperlinked. This time, the hyperlink takes you to another Guardian article, which explains that a ‘source’ has revealed that no more than 10 Gulf-trained fighters have arrived in Yemen. The article references Iran only once by again claiming that the Houthis are Iranian-backed, but this is not hyperlinked to any other source and at no point in the article does the writer even try to explain in which of the Gulf states these fighters, who number no more than 10, were trained before their deployment into Yemen.”

    Still don’t believe it? This next excerpt is from the Washington Post, dated May 2016:


    “Yet as [the author] argues in a recent article in the May 2016 issue of International Affairs, the Chatham House journal,Tehran’s support for the Houthis is limited, and its influence in Yemen is marginal. It is simply inaccurate to claim that the Houthis are Iranian proxies.

    “Instead, the war in Yemen is driven by local grievances and competition for power among Yemeni actors. The Houthis and Saleh want to overturn the political order that emerged after the uprisings of 2011: Saleh wants to return to power, having lost the presidency in the wake of popular protests, while the Houthis want a greater say in national affairs. In other words, the Houthis want in, Saleh wants back in, and the Hadi bloc wants to keep them both out.” [emphasis added]

    The best concrete evidence the media can produce regarding Tehran’s involvement is that some of the weapons the Houthis use are of Iranian origin. However, the media is well aware that the weapons come from Somalia, and outlets are unable to make any real link between Somalia and the claim that Iran is supplying the weapons directly to Yemen (as indicated by the U.N. experts last weekend).

    The Houthis are Yemeni, not Iranian. Therefore, they are well within their rights to fight back against the aggressive invading force of Saudi Arabia’s brutal coalition.

    The U.S. is once again playing a dangerous game in which officials spout absolute nonsense and mobilize the American citizenry in support of another disastrous war in the Middle East. As noted by the Intercept, the U.S. has used similar baseless fear tactics on multiple occasions in the past, including launching the U.S. into the Vietnam quagmire.

    Iran has not attacked the United States, nor can it be said to have attacked any other country for decades, if not centuries. War should be a measure of last resort, not the first action an administration takes after a mere two weeks in office based off inaccurate and dishonest reporting.

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    • bootin buddin

      but russia has their backs which is a cause for concern. although i believe russia is just playing them in order to sell them weapons for badly needed cash which russia has had their eyes on after we sent over those pallets of cash last year. russia does stuff like this and could care less about irans eventual outcome which isn’t rosey.

    • James Wherry

      Oh, gee: so Iran attacked our ally, Sa’udi Arabia through their Houthi allies. Such a difference? (NOT).

      Iran is a threat to regional peace and world peace. They will continue to play with fire and they will get caught and punished.

      • TeeJae

        You must be living in an alternate universe, because in this one none of that is true.

        • James Wherry

          I accept your conclusion as true: you are definitely living in an alternative universe. Here’s the one I’m living in:

          “Iranian support for Yemen’s Houthis goes back years”

          “Deadly ‘suicide boat’ attack on Saudi warship near Yemen claimed by Houthi fighters”

          “Yemen conflict: Rebels in deadly attack on Saudi warship”

          • tapatio
            • James Wherry
            • TeeJae

              Dude, you gotta quit it with this. By continuously engaging in this childish back-and-forth, you’re undermining the legitimacy of the articles, which discourages me (and probably others) from sharing them on social media. This in turn prevents them from reaching a wider audience.

              • tapatio

                Dude, tell that to James Wherry. He started trolling me a year ago. And, he’s the perfect example of the creatures that represent the predatory cult that he worships.

                • TeeJae

                  I have asked him to refrain, a few times. But expecting a troll to stop trolling is futile. You, on the other hand, have proven yourself capable of contributing intelligent commentary (when you want to), so I thought it might be more fruitful to appeal to your sense of reason.

                • Deplorable me

                  Why don’t you just block him.?? Problem solved. It is not right for you to post someone’s home address. What about other innocent people that might be living there? Doesn’t make it right. You both look like immature little girls b*tching back and forth.. But the personal info posting is wrong. No matter who is right or wrong.

                  • tapatio

                    If I block someone, I have no idea what they are saying. Possibly you are just on discussions for your own entertainment. There are others who have a purpose – right or wrong.

                    When someone advocates criminal activity, which Wherry does frequently, I want to insure that it’s easy for anyone living in his area to discuss that activity with Mr Wherry. That applies even more when wherry is an officer in the US Army, paid with MY taxes. If you don’t like it – YOU block me.

                    • Deplorable me

                      If that is the case, then I apologize. I see so much ridiculous soap opera type bickering back and forth on this site anymore, it is tiresome in one of the reasons I haven’t been on here in a while.

                      If your effort is to bring out the truth about a person that wishes to do harm to anyone in this country then kudos to you and good luck with it. I do not know the history between you two, and that is why I asked the question.

                      • tapatio

                        Thanks. Wherry started trolling me about a year ago. After a couple of months of that, I got mad and used my wife’s connections (retired attorney) to run a background on Wherry, since he was so kind as to use his real name and current photo.

                        What I found was…………

                        1) A US Army major, residing off base at Fort Benning, GA. Wherry’s organization is “Civil Affairs”. You may remember them from the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, if you’re old enough. Civil Affairs was a major part of that PsyWar crime. Wherry has bragged about training state terrorists in Uganda and has worked out of Camp Lemonnier, in Djibouti, among others.

                        2) A “Gay” predator who, in 2015, purchased a Filipino slum boy as his sxxxual toy. The kid may or may not be an adult (“authentic” Philippine birth certificates can be produced for $100). But, he looks like he should be in junior high school.

                        3) A self-styled “Christian” Zionist and hasbara troll of the lowest sort. IF Wherry actually views himself as “Christian”, he’s too stupid to comprehend that “Christian” and “Zionist” are antithetical.

                        In short, Wherry is the PERFECT example of Zionism – absolutely corrupt, dishonest, predatory and barbaric.

          • TeeJae

            None of those citations support your claims about Iran.

            • James Wherry

              My original claim was that (1) Iran backs the Houthi; and (2) their surrogates, the Houthi rebels, attacked the Sa’udi warship. Those are facts.

              It is reasonable to conclude that Iran directed the attack and provided the munitions. An opinion, but still a reasonable conclusion supported by the other two facts. Those facts also support the conclusion that Iran is a danger to regional peace and therefore to world peace.

              • TeeJae

                “Reasonable conclusions” = opinions = “alternative facts” = falsehoods. I think you need to go back and read the above article, as well as the linked articles embedded in it. They effectively refute all your claims.

                • James Wherry

                  Since when are “opinions” supposed to be “facts” – alternative or otherwise? They aren’t.

                  I thought we discussed this a day or two ago and came reasonably close to agreeing.

                  1. The mainstream and alternative media are biased and untrustworthy, when they report false information (example: the claim President Trump took the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. out of the Oval Office). The media RARELY gets its facts wrong.

                  2. The mainstream and alternative media are often biased and untrustworthy, when they decide WHAT to report on.

                  3. the mainstream and alternative media are biased and untrustworthy, depending on what “spin” they put on it, or what conclusions they reach.

                  The facts I put forth are supported by the articles I provided. I am comfortable enough with my conclusions to rest in full assurance on them. Your OPINION is that I am wrong. You are truly entitled to your own opinions – but not your own facts.

              • k2hsharpe

                “Oh, gee: so Iran attacked our ally, Sa’udi Arabia through their Houthi allies. Such a difference? (NOT).
                Iran is a threat to regional peace and world peace. They will continue to play with fire and they will get caught and punished.”
                “My original claim was that (1) Iran backs the Houthi; and (2) their
                surrogates, the Houthi rebels, attacked the Sa’udi warship. Those are
                facts. The Houthi made the claim.”

                James Wherry, there is a subtle but dishonest difference between these two statements of yours. I would call that difference the sort of lie all warmongers use to justify the war they want but legally cannot have. As for your statement …..

                “It is reasonable to conclude that Iran directed the attack and provided
                the munitions. An opinion, but still a reasonable conclusion supported
                by the other two facts. Those facts also support the conclusion that
                Iran is a danger to regional peace and therefore to world peace.”

                ….. two conclusions you claim are reasonable that have no basis in reason at all. Basically, they are at best half truths designed to deceive – we call them lies! In exchange for your lies I offer my truth – America is the biggest danger to regional piece in the Middle East through it’s participation in the illegal destructions of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and pending(?) – Iran.

                you disgust me

                • James Wherry

                  You have cut and pasted my quotes into your response, so I thank you for at least reading them. That said, you have said nothing that suggest to me that my conclusions are incorrect. So long as Aaron is supporting terrorists in Lebanon And yeah man, and they are supporting the terrace to government of Syria, they remain a threat original piece and that makes them a threat to world peace. You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

      • tapatio

        For those who are unaware, James Wherry is the “resident” Zionist troll on Mint Press. His function is to denigrate the articles here and attack anyone who tells the truth about US Imperialism, Zionism, Judaism or its gods – the Rothschild-Bilderberg Predatory Empire.

        Mr Wherry is a former major in the US Army who was employed in “Civil Affairs”, the organization that involved in “enhanced” techniques to render populations docile and obedient to whatever puppet the Empire placed over them. He has bragged on Mint Press about helping to train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Mr. Wherry is also what is called a “gay” chickenhawk – older men who prey on young boys.. It’s actually a sub-species of ped0phile – too cowardly to actually run the risk of attacking children and turns their attention to barely legal young men. In Mr Wherry’s case, he obtained a young Filipino boy through a web site that handles such transactions, brought the boy to the US and “married” him. Presumably, the boy’s birth certificate is authentic (difficult to know in a country like the Philippines, where any official document is available for under $100). At any event, Mr Wherry appears to be a very, very dissipated 50-something and the boy looks like he should be in junior high school.

        I know this because James Wherry trolled me for some months, on this site, until I became sufficiently irritated. He was stupid enough to use his real name and a traceable photo, making it easy to investigate him and do a background check.


        “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””





        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….
        6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907
        (Wherry claims to have moved from the above address)
        OR AT
        6450 Way Ave Bldg 2839 • Fort Benning, GA 31905
        (Fort Benning is home of School of the Americas. Wherry has claimed that he has never worked at Fort Benning – he lied)

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9382955e1316df62366bc49068900927994ffc1ae18393dd844abef268ae7acb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eea013605a259748c46094b9daa7df4e73b4eda1da4b998ebaabe49f96fca7fb.jpg

      • James Wherry

        *** WARNING *** The poster below is “tapatio” – he’s a Jew-hating, gay-bashing neo-NAZ!, a member of the neo-NAZ! Church the “Creativity Alliance.” I enjoy my work as a NAZ! hunter and I like to expose them, so he is upset with me and hates me because I’ve completely shut him down on this website and anywhere else he slithers out of. Regretfully, whenever he shows up, it’s impossible to have an intelligent conversation about anything.


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    • bootin buddin

      iran, with only 6 major population centers will be easy to wipe out. their navy is nothing but wooden ships with one shot cannons for weapons.

      • James Wherry

        They have FIVE major power plants – and only five. Should be a snap to simply turn out the lights.

        • tapatio


          • James Wherry

            Why would it be a “war crime” to fight back, if Iran attacks the Untied States?

            LOL! It must be so depressing for a senile old man like you: I’ve completely shut you down on this website. Once people see that you’re nothing more than a mindless neo-NAZ! Jew hating, gay bashing pervert who is obsessed with young men and little boys – you’re history.