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The News with Rick Sanchez - June 13, 2019 (20:00 ET)

Is Pompeo pulling a ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ w/ Iran attack claim? 

After a mysterious attack damaged two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and a compliant US media were quick to blame Iran for orchestrating it. Rick Sanchez reminds us of similar incidents in US history and how they served as pretexts for US aggression against Spain and Vietnam.

Iran attack on Japanese ship ‘doesn’t make sense’

RT America’s Joe Ricci reports the details of the mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and how it serves Washington’s anti-Iran agenda. Then former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins Rick Sanchez to discuss media culpability in “rushing to pin the tail on the designated culprit.” He hopes that the US media’s “Trump derangement syndrome” will lead them to “do their job for once” and question the US response to the incident.

Poland Russia hatred turns to plea for US military base 
Former naval intelligence officer John Jordan joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the increasing warmth between Poland and the US. He argues that a greater US military presence in Poland will heighten hostility between the US and Russia and cost US taxpayers more than it’s worth.