Scott interviews Elijah Magnier about the growing tensions with Iran. He likens the U.S. to the lion from a Persian proverb, who “roars” (making threats of war) while really wagging its tail (working toward mediation and negotiation). Magnier believes Iran probably was responsible for the recent tanker attacks, not as a provocation of war, but as a demonstration of Iranian ability to asymmetrically affect the U.S. and its allies with little cost to themselves. He also thinks that enough people realize how catastrophic this war would be, that despite the hawks in the Trump administration, war won’t actually happen.
Discussed on the show:
- “Iran has warned to target Arab countries in case of war: The US “like a Lion in a Persian story”” (Elijah J. Magnier)
- “Iran and Trump on the edge of the abyss” (Elijah J. Magnier)
- 1953 Iranian coup d’état
- Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change