THE US military is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as it builds up war tensions to try to intimidate Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, and engineer regime change in Tehran!
At the same time as Trump threatens Iran, he is stepping up his war against the enemy at home – the poorest sections of the US working class made up of millions of ‘illegal immigrants’ and their children.
On the US ‘Home Front’ Trump on Monday tweeted that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will soon ‘begin the process of removing millions of illegal’ migrants from the United States, men, women and children. This is terrorism against the US poor!
Trump also stressed that Mexico and other South American countries are to be coerced into policing the US borders. Trump threatened Mexico with trade tariffs in May as a means of pressing his southern neighbour to alleviate what he claims is an immigration crisis.
As part of the US-Mexico agreement on immigration measures, Mexico announced the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops throughout the country and to its southern border with Guatemala to respond to an inflow of illegal immigrants seeking to reach the US.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said last week that his country would likely lose any trade war with the US if Trump made good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Mexican goods.
Meanwhile, Washington has accused Iran of blowing holes in oil tankers with mines in the Straits of Hormuz. Iran has denied the allegations pointing out that one of the ships was Japanese and the attack on it took place while Iran was hosting the Japanese prime minister in Tehran!
In fact, Trump has wrecked the international treaty that the US had signed in 2015 with Iran, under which Iran agreed not to develop nuclear weaponry. It now favours a drive to destroy Iran economically by forcing US allies to stop importing Iranian oil, and ending all business deals with Iran.
Trump is setting out to force regime change in Iran through starving the Iranian people and smashing the Iranian economy. US-planned false flag terrorist attacks in the Gulf are part of this regime change plan. Now the US has announced that 1,000 more US troops are to be deployed to the Gulf, on top of 1,500 extra announced by Trump last month.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the US did not want war with Iran, but is nevertheless ‘considering a full range of options’.
However, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, said yesterday that his country was strong enough to act in broad daylight if it intended to stop the flow of oil exports from the Persian Gulf, and rejected accusations about Iran’s involvement in the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman.
He added: ‘If the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to stop exports of oil from the Persian Gulf, it will do that in full, and will announce it publicly and clearly. It will not embark on deceitful and stealth acts like the terrorist and cheater US and its regional and international extensions which foment insecurity in the world.’
He added that the Iranian Armed Forces are at present monitoring the enemy’s moves wisely, precisely and round the clock, and will give a crushing and open response to any enemy move.’
General Baqeri concluded: ‘Therefore, the Islamic Republic has opted for resistance and revolutionary and active defence and will stand for it strongly.’
The workers of the US, the UK and the world must rise up in defence of the millions of poor workers and their families that Trump seeks to deport from the US, and must also take action to stop the US and its UK underling launching military operations in the Gulf against Iran.
The trade unions of the US and the UK must declare that their enemy is at home, and are not the millions of poor migrants in the US or the revolutionary people of Iran and Palestine.
The US and UK trade unions must declare that attacks on the poorest US workers and the Iranian people will be answered by social revolution and regime change at home.
The wars against the US poor and the Iranian people must be stopped by socialist revolutions in the US and the UK!