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I'm not a fan of the media saber-rattling war propaganda for the government. It may be that I'm hyper-critical of how we perpetuate "enemies" status (especially when we outspend all three of those nations combined ($63.1 + 168.2 + 19.6 = $251 billion; US 2019 military budget $643.3 billion); but anyway, here's the headline:
Russia, China, and Iran Defend Support for Venezuela, Warn U.S. Cannot Tell Them or Latin America What to Do

I would characterize that statement as bellicose. You know how Iran has supported Venezuela recently? By pointing out that the US administration is purposefully cutting off oil exports from Venezuela and half of Iran's oil exports; prices have gone up 30% on the world market and that's on the US and OPEC. Why add Iran in there? That's some free propaganda, courtesy your media, directed at you, to signal malign intent.

Now what if we did it like this instead?
U.S., European Union, and Austria Defend Support for Ukraine, Warn Russia Cannot Tell Them or Former Soviet Republics What to Do

Austria has an economy roughly the size of Iran's by the way. Austria's definitely the junior partner; why add them in?

Same reason to add in Iran; because you're selling a product. Or you got sold a product. War propaganda.

Wouldn't be new.
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Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

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