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by Oui on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 01:45:55 PM EST
Pompeo: European response to Suleimani killing 'not helpful enough'
NOTE TO SELF, 'round 03:00, 3 Jan 2020, excerpt:
...Magnier highlighted trilateral alliance between Russia, Iran, and China in the ruins of the JCPOA. "Hot war" retaliation, however belligerent and wishful rhetoric gets, would be counterproductive, and none of them are so stupid as to play to Pompeo. Besides, "NSC" maniacs instantly jeopardized tariff rapprochement with China, and repercussions will extend to all US trade "partners" whipped around by US, EU, UN-SC sanctions against Iran in the past ten years: Strike on Iran immediately hits rupee. And will not recover absent significant commitment to BRI within the year. Modi will move to safety--ie. not USA. EU council could weight non-violent deterrence of aggression but won't. They won't respond to Iran or US with a measurable "counter-terrorism" mandate until NATO-insured rigs in Iraq are allegedly sabotaged by Iranian "proxies" or CPI inflationary pressure disturbs reconciliation of 2020 "stimulus" framework, say, Q3.

The Crusade ...

by Cat on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 10:21:26 PM EST
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