Longstanding US Hostility Toward Iran

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Longstanding US Hostility Toward Iran

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Longstanding US aims are all about wanting control over other nations, their resources and populations — what the scourge of imperialism is all about.

Hostile US actions toward Iran aim to return the country to client state status, ending its sovereign independence, gaining control over its vast oil and gas reserves, along with eliminating Israel's main rival.

Although US war on the Islamic Republic is unlikely in my judgment, hostile rhetoric and saber-rattling aside, hardline extremists in charge of Trump's geopolitical agenda make anything possible, even the unthinkable — risking global war by pushing things too far.

The US has been hostile toward Iran since its 1979 revolution, gaining freedom from US domination at the time.

For the past 40 years, Washington maintained the myth of an Iranian threat to the US and its par
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