International Law professor Dr. Francis Boyle discusses the increasing potential for war with Iran, as provocations by Washington and Tel Aviv against Tehran could continue from now until Inauguration Day. President Trump could use war with Iran as a “wag the dog” scenario in order to continue on for a second term. War with Iran has already been planned by previous administrations, but after Afghanistan and Iraq, was put off to future presidents. The recent U.S. & Israeli assassinations of Iranian generals, commanders, and scientists as well as attacks on missile and nuclear facilities are attempting to provoke Iran into retaliating, which would then serve as a pretext for the U.S. to initiate war. This could be the last opportunity by the Zionists to take Iran out, as Iran is the only remaining state in the Persian Gulf that doesn’t do what the Americans tell them to do. He looks at the prospects of resurrecting the JCPOA and explains the Palestinian situation, how they are completely helpless and in dire straits as they’ve been abandoned and betrayed by most of the Arab world. Furthermore, Israel wants all of Palestine and they don’t want any of the Palestinians there, and thus if war with Iran breaks out they face an existential situation. Finally, he discusses the Pentagon’s endgame which is Russia and China.
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Target Iran! https://consortiumnews.com/2019/05/15/target-iran
The Impending Collapse of Israel in Palestine https://dissidentvoice.org/2010/10/the-impending-collapse-of-israel-in-palestine
‘Iran in the Crosshairs?’ Reports of Secret Meeting Between Netanyahu, MbS, and Pompeo Spark Fears of War Plot https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/23/iran-crosshairs-reports-secret-meeting-between-netanyahu-mbs-and-pompeo-spark-fears
Israel Hoping to Start a War With Iran Before US Elections https://news.antiwar.com/2020/07/16/israel-hoping-to-start-a-war-with-iran-before-us-elections
Israeli Minister Expects War With Iran If Biden Wins US Elections https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2608701/israeli-minister-expects-war-iran-if-biden-wins-us-elections
West working to ‘deprive Russia of right to determine its future’ & is pushing for ‘regime change,’ https://www.rt.com/russia/509216-lavrov-west-regime-change
About Francis Boyle
Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. He received an AB (1971) in Political Science from the University of Chicago, then a JD degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and AM and PhD degrees in Political Science from Harvard University. He practiced tax and international tax with Bingham, Dana & Gould.
Professor Boyle serves as counsel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the Provisional Government of the Palestinian Authority. He also represents two associations of citizens within Bosnia and was involved in developing the indictment against Slobodan Milosević for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Over his career, he has represented national and international bodies including the Blackfoot Nation (Canada), the Nation of Hawaii, and the Lakota Nation, as well as numerous individual death penalty and human rights cases. He has advised numerous international bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes and genocide, nuclear policy, and bio-warfare. From 1991-92, he served as Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Negotiations.
Professor Boyle served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, as a consultant to the American Friends Service Committee, and on the Advisory Board for the Council for Responsible Genetics. He drafted the U.S. domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: https://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)