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  • Nina B.
    Nina B.  3 weeks back

    Obama's adminstration was in a good relationship with Islamic Terrorist regime, howcome he didn't bring the American hostages such as Bob Levinson home?

    • Nina B.
      Nina B.  3 weeks back

      Thank you Mr. Hook, for informative report ... I wish people would open mindedly listen and learn regardless of their partisan affiliation before it is too late ...

      • Nina B.
        Nina B.  3 weeks back

        I don't understand. The chairman and other members of the congress, themselves state a long list of crimes commited by islamic regime, however congress still insisting on no actions to stop the terrorist regime ... Islamic Regime has got to this point becuse world has enabled them by keeping quiet ...

        • mike watson
          mike watson  3 weeks back

          I wouldn't be surprised if eventually we find out the attacks on those tankers were false flag operations directed by Trump and Trump's Saudi friends. The Saudis paid good money for Trump's "friendship" and support, and Trump needs a fresh new war to have a chance at reelection. We must stop wasting money on wars designed to benefit the weapons industry, and we must stop Trump wasting the power and functions of the Presidency on selfish objectives.

          • Dirty Saint
            Dirty Saint  3 weeks back

            1:32:11 ... refuses to answer whether the president has the authority to start a war

            • Hunter Potter
              Hunter Potter  3 weeks back

              Hook is a Diplomat, so these questions relating to war are vary inappropriate. Asking questions he has no business answering because thats not what hes there for

              • Afshin Salehi
                Afshin Salehi  4 weeks back

                The Iranian regime (the most malevolent regime) is a friend of the leftists. Thus they support it...

                • Mazyar S
                  Mazyar S  4 weeks back

                  Watch Hook Squirm

                  • George Rost
                    George Rost  4 weeks back

                    Congress cannot hit their asses with both hands. They are useless and we must have term limits. NO MORE CAREER POLITICIANS. Now get to work you bunch of Bums!! Secure our borders for sure. Rewrite our immigration policies for starters. And please no more free rides! Help our veterans sleeping in the streets first, they gave in some cases all they had to offer, now it is time to help our own first.

                    • Michael Brogan
                      Michael Brogan  4 weeks back

                      you dont get a diplomatic sitdown when you tear up the diplomatic solution that was in effect! this guy needs to be taken out back and shot in the head! and everyone that thinks like him!

                      • OGmolton1
                        OGmolton1  4 weeks back

                        lol, Good line of questioning Mr. Sherman, when he answered no to if Iran was behind 9/11 he sounded like a defeated little kid. "they don't want me to say it, but you got me"

                        • Benny Harriston
                          Benny Harriston  4 weeks back

                          what deal.....chumps got rid of that deal mr kinzinger.....these idiots make no sense anymore....most of us want them to come home to their families

                          • Daniel West
                            Daniel West  4 weeks back

                            If Iran does not want a war with our insane Tee party fanatics as our unfit leaders. Or our not sane Presidents handpicked mental midgets like Pompeo, and Bolton? why did they put their country so close to our bases?

                            • Jinx Mim
                              Jinx Mim  4 weeks back

                              Iran acts like assholes and the whole world runs to smooth their feathers. That's not how you deal with a bully. You ignore them. I don't care how many drones they shoot down, let them starve.

                              • Benny Harriston
                                Benny Harriston  4 weeks back

                                would not have this iran problem if those dc chumps kept in the deal...........makes me sick......these idiots....are making america less safe for defense of a stolen land ......when my bible clearly...shows.palinstine.....some of us can call them traitors to the american people

                                • Pjos_xyz
                                  Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                  I visit several times Iran last year, and can tell you all I felt more safe there, than in many European cities. yes US and Saudi Arabia w

                                  • Pjos_xyz
                                    Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                    I'm European but cannot support US in these lies, in this kafkian kabala, like we are morons, you had leverage Mr Zeldin, but you drop them when you walkway from the nuclear agreement and come near IRAN remember (keep you enemies close)!? 9/11 was sponsored by US "Allies", don't want to go to war with Iran, just robe its Petrol. But this young Iranians peace loving, also live in IRAN that you want to bombard, Mr. Zeldin., or you think your bombs would chose between republican guards and civilians? . Mr. Sherman is also a pity that a country that gave us the Bill of rights is the 1st one breaking them internally and externally, via NSA, FBI, DEA, and especially CIA, you're agencies are not choir boys, and elected this Psycho Narcissistic Administration "and those that not have sin can throw the 1st stone".

                                    • Pjos_xyz
                                      Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                      lololo...just an Iranian policy, Mr. Hook liar!? Because they have petrol that you greedily want and need, and why didn't intervene intervene against in Russia supported Syria and invaded Ukraine...Mr. Hook is an arshole and false guy what a snake...Mr. KEATING you're my hero, you just smash this Hook bug....

                                      • Pjos_xyz
                                        Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                        Mr. Engel, thank you to bring some wisdom to US Admin. US GO HOME, and just a correction: The most dangerous regime in the region is Saudi Arabia that invest 3x more money than Iran in weapons bought to arms dealers like: US, CA GB, BE, DE, CH,AU, etc… by the way the evidence was not that evident...lolo and very ISR(EA)List.
                                        Concerning proxy wars, is it better to have some one to control them or without, money is not everything, when you fight for what you believe.
                                        Hope to see some of you speakers in the front line, since some of you like war too much, I will just buy some petrol companies shares...especially ARAMCO....;-)

                                        • Pjos_xyz
                                          Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                          Iran is on a weapons embargo, and now the agreements are important..lololo US, Saudi Arabia are not accountable for any civilians attacks, people just die, is a pity, and why especially houtis rebels are bad guys? A religious shia minority (not even 1 million) being crushed and starved, from 4 years don't have the . ahhh, the king of Saudi Arabia is really a good example of HR respect, SA is involved in the same war, isn't there a conflict of interests? (Arsholes you really think we are stupid...lololo)

                                          • Pjos_xyz
                                            Pjos_xyz  4 weeks back

                                            What is Us doing in middle to start, stabilizing it? Why don't go to Iran's history, since 1953 you manipulate this country's regime, making falling regime after regime....the ream heros are the people of Iran thta suffers in the hands of Us, much more than in the hands of their one theocratic regime...US sponsored and supported the invasion of Iran, by Irak.
                                            Irak and Afghanistan.destruction, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and somalia support and arm Talibans, AlQaeda,,9/11, Daesh, ISIL, etc...all this is product of Us and saudi Arabia...
                                            Pathologic liars, sociopaths, who is America to impose sanctions on any country about nuclear? US was the only ones to use nuclear bombs against another nation, and never face International Human Rights Court...I'm European and don't call Saudi Arabia our allies. Saudi Arabia is an oppressor tribal monarchy, spreading wahabism, salafist, sharia inhumane barbaric regime and laws.and sponsoring Sunni terrorist groups in the region with the support .
                                            Not to speak in killing Journalists in their embassies.
                                            Iran is not so violent, expansionist, colonialist, violent, terror, bloodshed, extortionist as US and these are very well known ways of US/CIA that use everything except diplomacy.
                                            AlQaeda was created and armed by US... Mr. hook tell us are you using the some "intelligence" as used on Irak? (it seems a "deja vu" thing.
                                            the real reason is:

                                            Iran said one year ago that will not want anymore because US uses this financial/economic advantage to impose sanctions on countries IR, NK, VZ, etc.) To whom they (US) have political divergences;

                                            You mention one 1 US person, that agreed should not be there, but what about all the victims of US army, all around the world?

                                            Hypocrisy is one of the US main public opinion manipulation and political system.

                                            • Berg Djelderian
                                              Berg Djelderian  4 weeks back

                                              Russia Russia Russia, Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela, now Iran Iran Iran, the warmongers in Israel the Saudis, the US are frustrated because none of their evil plans are bearing fruit. looks like a war is the only solution.When the missiles start flying, and the Americans dying, It is us that will suffer the result of our mad criminal policy . Americans, we hear the lies and stay silent, we tolerate every abuse from the Trump regime, and continue to accept the madness. when are we going to rise up and take our democracy back? Iran is NOT our enemy, Israel and the Saudis are.

                                              • Gerhard Johannes
                                                Gerhard Johannes  4 weeks back

                                                I think American people must be careful about Jews congressmen my be they make their illegal meetings against Iran . Because I see that Jews only the want war with Iran and American members those they sell them self by Jews.

                                                • Fara
                                                  Fara  4 weeks back

                                                  It is sooooo obvious that Mr. Lieu is in Iranian regime's pocket. A. hole!!!!

                                                  • Aftab Hussain
                                                    Aftab Hussain  4 weeks back

                                                    Amercia is the biggest terrorist nation. USA is lapdog of zionist israel

                                                    • caligirl
                                                      caligirl  4 weeks back

                                                      Pink Code is the best peace group in US! Thank you Pink kode!

                                                      • Jinx Mim
                                                        Jinx Mim  4 weeks back

                                                        ​@caligirl I want no war with Iran under any circumstances. Trump wants no war with Iran and his voters want no war with Iran. It cracks me up that Code Pink will demonize Trump while defending Iran. Or any other Islamist regime. When you cheer someone wearing the hijab here in the U.S. you remember the women being beaten off the streets of Iran for not wearing it. Every woman has the right to wear it, but it is not something to celebrate. It is not a symbol of freedom but oppression.

                                                      • caligirl
                                                        caligirl  4 weeks back

                                                        @Jinx Mim How do you know about "What is going on in Iran?"? Yes hijab is no good, but a war with Iran is a tragedy for the world.

                                                      • Jinx Mim
                                                        Jinx Mim  4 weeks back

                                                        They are fools for supporting the Mullah regime instead of the women in Iran fighting for the freedom to take off their hijabs without being imprisoned and lashed.

                                                    • Freeman
                                                      Freeman  4 weeks back

                                                      Shame & shame to America

                                                      • Pj Braine
                                                        Pj Braine  4 weeks back

                                                        SOORY, I'M NOT DRINKING THE KOOL-AID....I hate TRUMP, BARR, MITCH, and Lindsey & the RNC & the GOP. I hate them all who have ruined everything good that Obama accomplished with Iran. Trump is a LIAR, a Traitor and ANYTHING he wants to do is WRONG FOR THIS COUNTRY & IRAN & the sanity of the human race......... Treason Trump wants a war so we don't see his SINS. He should be in PRISON by now... we are doomed. nothing makes sense out of the current WH. liars-in-charge. nobody worth trusting. no more hope. This is what Bush & Chaney did... the chamber is empty and the idiots in-charge are gonna get what they want because they are being ALLOWED BY CONGRESS to be above the law - as pointed out by Mueller & there is no hope because we are now distracted by this BS.......... Leave Iran the hell alone.................... But "No!" Treason Trump marches us to war - he wants war - Trump is EVIL. TRUMP SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED AFTER THE WOMEN MARCH. there is no future for my children or my grandchildren. Why do I get up in the morning?

                                                        • Username
                                                          Username  4 weeks back

                                                          Why do so many Republicans' stumble with the phrasing and flow of their questions here? It's almost as though they were written by someone else for them. Not to mention the questions themselves seem more like carefully crafted propaganda to place Iran in the worst light, rather than sincere inquiry.

                                                          • Krishna Kumar
                                                            Krishna Kumar  4 weeks back

                                                            America is slave of Israel.

                                                            • Captain Of A Starship
                                                              Captain Of A Starship  4 weeks back

                                                              48:24 Iranian regime MOST dangerous and sponser terrorist.
                                                              Everyone is criticizing the US with this questionable anti America bent but what happens when terrorist now use nuclear explosives. Don't let conspiracy theorist make you naive to the fact that there are two sides to the story.
                                                              Even a false flag to prevent Iran is preferable to them gaining nukes.
                                                              It's simple, the more countries with nuclear capabilities the less secure the world is from nuclear war.

                                                              • Captain Of A Starship
                                                                Captain Of A Starship  4 weeks back

                                                                @n T
                                                                Iran is peaceful threatening other countries? They aren't a world power which means it isn't necessary for them to be as involved like a world power is more likely to be.
                                                                America needs to ask herself if she is willing to step down and trust the leadership of other powers to deal more fairly with the world and herself(Communist and dictators)
                                                                Her answer should be NO.
                                                                I'm with America and we can talk about fixing things after all this anti American tensions are laid to rest.

                                                              • Captain Of A Starship
                                                                Captain Of A Starship  4 weeks back

                                                                @Marco Tienda
                                                                "Despite the strong support voiced for Tehran, so far both China and Russia appear to abide by the terms of the U.S. sanctions. Iranian shipments of oil to Asian destinations has substantially decreased, as China does not appear to be buying the quantities it did before last November, when oil sanctions started and came fully into play at the beginning of May"

                                                                Let's not forget that both China and Russia we're on the Iran deal. No one wants them to have nukes. No world leader should be stupid enough to let anyone that doesn't already have them to create them.
                                                                If we created isis then we didn't create them as the anti american terrorist that currently exist but are you suggesting that all of this should be ignored as if it won't show up at our doorstep as we "take care of our own?"

                                                              • Farshid rad
                                                                Farshid rad  4 weeks back

                                                                Why you Make yourself look stupid xD
                                                                Iran giving Nuks to Terrorists?
                                                                Iran hasn't gone for nuks even.....
                                                                and as i remember it was Always Us that supplied Terrorists
                                                                like in Afghanistan During Soviet war in Afghanistan
                                                                what happened next few years? THE SAME GROUP that US was supplied in Afghanistan, Attacked In 9/11 with support of the US Ally ....Arabians :)

                                                              • n T
                                                                n T  4 weeks back

                                                                Iranians are incredibly peaceful nation and have not started any wars in modern times . Please read more and try to think critically instead of repeating these lies you hear on mainstream news. The moderates in iran now have power and ready to engage with the western world . 80% Iranian population were born after 1979 and have nothing to do with happened back then. Iran is the most pro American nation in the Middle East just search “iran trip” here on YouTube and watch all the European and American tourist in iran and see what they say when they visit iran.Thank you.

                                                              • Marco Tienda
                                                                Marco Tienda  4 weeks back

                                                                The one that created terrorists was the USA, they created n supplied ISIS that destabilized the whole middle East region while creating a refugee crises that ruined EU n UK. Better to think for ourselves than listen to the corrupted intelligence that went against the US president. N suddenly they are revalent. I pass. Better have our troops here n take of America first rather go to war with Iran, Russia n China. Both China n Russia already said they will respond for Iran if such military actions happens to Iran. Iran said they will open for negotiation IF US stops with the sanctions which they are not n bankrupting Iran creating a soon to be rebellion against Iran which US is looking forward for.

                                                            • Emma von
                                                              Emma von  4 weeks back

                                                              Go to hell mr hook .now

                                                              • Amin Muh
                                                                Amin Muh  3 weeks back

                                                                even hell would reject him

                                                            • Moe Moe
                                                              Moe Moe  4 weeks back

                                                              Mr. Malinowski (1:40) single-handedly dismantled Brian Hook, and State Department's policy (or lack thereof) on Iran.

                                                              • B.B. Goal
                                                                B.B. Goal  4 weeks back

                                                                Billions of dollars that the US has to spend on helping various wars and terrorist groups and melange activities such as threatening oil tankers and sea routs supported by the Iranian regime for decades is as much as any short term war that could overthrow the regime or just simply continue the sanctions and limit their activities.

                                                                • singing bird
                                                                  singing bird  4 weeks back

                                                                  wasnt this one of the news sources that went along with washingtons WMD caper? why we here then?

                                                                  • Julie DonCarlos
                                                                    Julie DonCarlos  4 weeks back

                                                                    A Trump blowhard apparently unaware of the nuclear deal we had.

                                                                    • Play Geetar
                                                                      Play Geetar  4 weeks back

                                                                      Americans need to get along, everyone crying blaming trump its not his fault iran has fucked up leaders. United we stand divided we fall

                                                                      • PKond
                                                                        PKond  4 weeks back

                                                                        The US foreign policy with regard to Iran is a product of a foreign invasion of the US political system.

                                                                        • The Relik
                                                                          The Relik  4 weeks back

                                                                          So Pompeo and Trump policy or do what we say or we starve you to death, you don't put people with the back in a corner because they will turn around and hit you in the face., this sound more like a North Korea policy then a civilize country !

                                                                          • khaitsae
                                                                            khaitsae  4 weeks back

                                                                            Another testimony to gear up for war? The memories of "The Gulf of Tonkin Incident", "Incubator Babies" and "WMD" are still fresh. The BBC producer also admitted that the "Chemical Attack" in Syria was all "fabricated" too. These politicians are still talking about it. "Our interest, Israel's interest", whenever there's a conflict in the ME the US has, Israel is written all over it too. Who in Congress has the backbone to do the right thing?

                                                                            • 13zenyatta
                                                                              13zenyatta  4 weeks back

                                                                              I am not a fan of Iran. They are horrible human rights offenders. They are not alone in that. Especially in the Middle East. No War Costs Until We Take Care Of Our Home. Here. In The U.S.A.🇺🇸

                                                                              • n T
                                                                                n T  4 weeks back

                                                                                Listen the sanctions are also hurting ordinary Iranian people, isn’t that human right violation? Starving people to death is not an offense? Who decides these laws?

                                                                              • Ali Doust
                                                                                Ali Doust  4 weeks back

                                                                                Iran.domestic.policy = Americas.foreign policy.

                                                                            • A R T
                                                                              A R T  4 weeks back

                                                                              The more i watch these hearings the more i get a not so friendly feeling about these hearings , they become almost surreal they expose such bad acting that all becomes almost laughable to stay serieus . It looks like you watch a great play on broadway . Always there appearing witnesses with not the adjust knowledge about a certain issue. No first class representitives which have the knowledge to answer , they stay in the background . Or they held a hearing which is much to early because several investigations are still going on and witnessess can keep their mouths . Tell me where is the evidence that Iran attack these tankers , ah that smaller boat which removed not exploding bombs , now first of all that vessel was definitly not a Iranian marine vessel. It looks more that they took over drugs from the bigger ship and had nothing to do with attached mines who recognised that these were iraniers ?

                                                                              • A R T
                                                                                A R T  4 weeks back

                                                                                @B.B. Goal Must say like your possibility .

                                                                              • B.B. Goal
                                                                                B.B. Goal  4 weeks back

                                                                                A R T, and the more I read your comments, I realize that you are an intelligent agent of the Iranian regime spreading wrong information

                                                                            • 13zenyatta
                                                                              13zenyatta  4 weeks back

                                                                              We had options. Blather Blather lanes...get in his LANE Captain Hook. We don't have 👑 kings. Our Congress runs the War "Lane". It's in the United States Constitution.🇺🇸

                                                                              • 13zenyatta
                                                                                13zenyatta  4 weeks back

                                                                                Good stuff about Syria. And Iraq. No War While Poor People (Including Veterans) STARVE at HOME.🇺🇸❤️💙🙏🏼

                                                                                • fafar gol
                                                                                  fafar gol  4 weeks back

                                                                                  The USA should leave the Middle East to themselves .
                                                                                  Stop spending Billions of Dollars on them and take care of America instead.

                                                                                • CeCe Crow
                                                                                  CeCe Crow  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I agree.

                                                                              • A R T
                                                                                A R T  4 weeks back

                                                                                The attacks on these tankers were typical false flag operations , i found it amazing to watch that some people with a lot faster boat were recognised as to be IRANIERS , the boat was definitly not a Iranian marine vessel . When you close look it looks more that drugs were hand over to this faster boat . Which is a far more likely story. This operation was setup to drag Trump into war . The Iraniers know what happend with Irak they are not fools to think they are able to win a war against America, offcourse not. The same retoric was used with Irak with his so called mass destruction weapons , which was actually a big lie. The same retoric we get to hear now about Iran , playing the same old song spreading fear to everyone who wants to listen. The Deep State wants always war which is a fraud to gather these extra funds to finance their own scrutiny.

                                                                                • A R T
                                                                                  A R T  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Goal  now tell me who has took the footage and did they follow the boat ?

                                                                                • B.B. Goal
                                                                                  B.B. Goal  4 weeks back

                                                                                  A R T, if you knew the mentality of the IRGC and the mullah regime as a person raise in Iran can tell, you would have no doubt that those tankers were only an IRGC’s job. To 1, give a message to the Americans that they are no afraid of wars and can seriously harm them and the oil transportation 2. With a hit and run, make sure that the liberal side of the world and also Asian countries such as Japan and China that are dependent to Persian Gulf oil, would stand against Trump and his administrations and would make it more difficult for them to go for a war.

                                                                              • Daniel West
                                                                                Daniel West  4 weeks back

                                                                                How many children has ICE killed, and lost, and what about clean water in Flint Michigan ? What about Saudi Arabia's human rights violations? Why are you dead set on hurting innocent civilians globally because of there alleged bad guy leaders while you promise North Korean leaders to make their leaders prosperous? Shame on you for your vile rhetoric to invade nations on your horribly unstable mental difficulties to reason in anything but your hypocrisy, lies, and not solid moral grounds and parasitical double standard, and indecent judgements. The Americans that other Nations people love are generally dead, or activists, but they are NOT YOU war mongers with your double standards and lies. NOT MOST OF THE PREDATORS DESTROYING INNOCENT CIVILIANS LIVES Globally, and in your own nation, or in in Washington and in the CIA/NSA ICE and in the pentagon denying your own wiser environmental scientists, or destroying good social agencies, and programs that protect the laborers as well as the people . .

                                                                                • George Rost
                                                                                  George Rost  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Ice Killed no one.. Those who have died in the process of violating our sovereign borders died as a result of their own actions. Build the Wall and leave them on the other side.

                                                                              • jon jones
                                                                                jon jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                WHY IS IT ALLWAYS WHITE AMERICANS THAT ARE TALKING ABOUT WAR, WHERE ARE THE BLACK PEOPLE AND WHERE ARE THE LATINOS?

                                                                                • jon jones
                                                                                  jon jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                  AMERICA SUCH A BULLY.

                                                                                  • jon jones
                                                                                    jon jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                    @B.B. Goal first of all I know that you are trump supporter. but in this case US is wrong and iran is right, because it was trump who pulled out of the nuclear deal with iran and not iran. And now US government trying to lie to go to war just like they did to iraq.

                                                                                  • B.B. Goal
                                                                                    B.B. Goal  4 weeks back

                                                                                    jon jones, find another police to make sure everyone behaves! Otherwise, appreciate the fact that the Americans protect the safety of the world. For some terrorist groups and countries like isis or Iran, even the Chinese and the Russians need the Americans to protect them. That’s why both Russians and Chinese were cooperative with the Americans to impose maximum sanctions on Iran