2019-09-17: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2019-09-17). Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran. commondreams.org Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mbs_trump_khashoggi.jpeg

Stephen Lendman (2019-09-17). Trump Locked and Loaded Against Iran or Just Bluster? globalresearch.ca Take nothing Trump says at face value. Time and again his rhetoric and actions diverge greatly. | That said, on Sunday he tweeted the following: | "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-09-17). Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch. globalresearch.ca "Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-09-17). Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike? globalresearch.ca The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …

Jason Ditz (2019-09-17). Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

teleSUR (2019-09-17). Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations. telesurenglish.net Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-09-17). Iraq Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and Iran: A Long Love-Hate Relationship. globalresearch.ca The leader of the Iranian revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the 10th of Moharram, the Iraqi leader Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, brought to him by Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — …

Bryant Harris (2019-09-17). Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike. globalresearch.ca The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-17). Russia-Saudi Relations: Putin's S-400 Sales Pitch to Saudi Arabia. globalresearch.ca Those surprised by President Putin's S-400 sales pitch to Saudi Arabia earlier this week while speaking in Ankara alongside his Turkish and Iranian counterparts clearly haven't been following the rapid development of Russian-Saudi relations and are likely influenced by the …

WSWS (2019-09-17). Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks. wsws.org Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.

Staff (2019-09-17). Are We About to Attack Iran? truthout.org | | John Bolton is gone from the White House, yet war with Iran is suddenly imminent. I had begun to believe irony was dead. | "[Bolton] calls for the preemptive bombing of Iran with dreary regularity during his many Fox News appearances," I wrote after he became Donald Trump's national security adviser in March of 2018, "and has labored f…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-09-17). Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran. commondreams.org "Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ilhan_omar_2_0.jpg

Staff (2019-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Rejects Talks with U.S. Following Disputed Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia, Israelis Head to Polls to Decide Netanyahu's Fate, Afghanistan: Blast Near Presidential Rally Kills Dozens Amid Mounting Violence, Massive Blackout Hits Four Central American Nations, 2 Italian Officials Indicted over Migrant Deaths from 2013 Shipwreck, 2019 Was Northern Hemisphere's Hottest Summer on Record, Auto Workers Continue Strike with Support from Dems, Environmental Activists, Manhattan DA Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns, Acting Intelligence Dir. Refused to Turn Over Whistleblower Complaint That Could Involve Trump, House Dems Inv…

susan_p (2019-09-17). Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years. greenleft.org.au Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…

RT (2019-09-16). 'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump. rt.com While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" truthout.org | | President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…

David Hearst (2019-09-16). Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants. globalresearch.ca The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …

Robert Mackey (2019-09-16). Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News" theintercept.com As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.

WSWS (2019-09-16). Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran. wsws.org In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit" and that the US was "locked and loaded," implying imminent military strikes.

Peter Symonds (2019-09-16). Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …

Andrew Korybko (2019-09-16). The Ansarullah's Drone Strike against Saudi Arabia's Oil Facilities Was a Classic "David vs. Goliath" Moment? globalresearch.ca Global Research has published several articles which provide different as well as opposing views of the strikes directed Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. What was the (direct or indirect) role of Iran in these strikes? | *** | This weekend's massive drone strike …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-09-16). "Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits? globalresearch.ca Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …

Common Dreams (2019-09-16). US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks. theantimedia.com (CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

teleSUR (2019-09-16). Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE. telesurenglish.net Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…

Staff (2019-09-16). Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran. democracynow.org President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…

Staff (2019-09-16). Headlines for September 16, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Threatens Military Action Against Iran After Oil Attacks in Saudi Arabia, United Auto Workers Strike to Demand Fair Wages, Healthcare & Job Security from GM, Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy, Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct, Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down, Outsiders Lead Tunisia's Presidential Exit Polls, Algeria Announces Elections Amid Ongoing Protests Against Ruling Elite, U.K. Judge Says Julian Assange a Flight Risk, Must Remain in Prison, Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump, Felicity Huf…

Robert Hunziker (2019-09-16). Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis. counterpunch.org Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The More

Robert Hunziker (2019-09-16). Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis. dissidentvoice.org Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The …

Tyler Durden (2019-09-15). Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack. theantimedia.com Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

unitedEditor (2019-09-15). 'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations? uwidata.com Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …

RT (2019-09-14). Pompeo blames Iran for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, Senator Graham urges US to strike it. rt.com A drone attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels prompted Washington to blame Tehran, with US warhawk, Senator Lindsey Graham, calling for a strike against Iran. | The smoke from the huge fires at the world's largest oil processing plant caused by the strike had barely dissipated when officials in Washington jumped at the opportunity to use the occasion to push an anti-Iranian agenda. | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran for what he called "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" but stopped short of suggesting any retaliatory measures. | Meanwhile Graham was q…

Jon Schwarz (2019-09-13). Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons. theintercept.com Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.

Press TV (2019-09-13). Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism. dissidentvoice.org PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formation-of-club-of-sanctioned-countries www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight-sanctions-1458096 Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-09-12). Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy? dissidentvoice.org Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …

Staff (2019-09-12). SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public. therealnews.com By Steve Horn and Dharna Noor | Top Photo Credit: JP Smith | Wikimedia Commons | San Francisco has moved to municipalize Pacific Gas and Electric. | In a letter sent to the utility company on Friday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera offered to purchase the parts of the utility grid that serve the city and county for $2.5 billion. | "This marks the culmination of months of hard…

Staff (2019-09-12). Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser? democracynow.org President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…

unitedEditor (2019-09-09). US-China Trade War and the Future of Iran Oil Exports to China. uwidata.com China is self-sufficient in many respects in the old oil industry, but it still needs foreign equipment and imported advanced technologies to extract and explore oil resources. These are China's weaknesses that need to be addressed. China's oil industry will not be immune to US-China trade clashes and production and services may come to a …

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-05). Was the imprisonment of Iranian-American journalist Marzieh Hashemi spun into expanded US sanctions? thegrayzone.com The relationship between former Air Force analyst-turned-Iranian spy Monica Witt and Hashemi — who was jailed by US authorities this…

Ian Gamble (2019-09-02). US conducts ground launch cruise missile test. liberationnews.org On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

2019-09-17: Social Media Postees

Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mbs_trump_khashoggi.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/09/17/only-coalition-foolish-wants-war-iran?cd-origin=rss

Trump Locked and Loaded Against Iran or Just Bluster?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Take nothing Trump says at face value. Time and again his rhetoric and actions diverge greatly. | That said, on Sunday he tweeted the following: | "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, | …
globalresearch.ca/trump-locked-loaded-against-iran/5689422

Trump: Saudi Arabia's Bitch
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
"Saudi Arabia's Bitch". That's what Democrat candidate Tulsi Gabbard calls President Trump for his slavish reliance on Saudi Arabia to declare Iran responsible for last weekend's attack on Saudi oil resources. | Gabbard's comments are in response to Trump's tweet on …
globalresearch.ca/trump-saudi-arabia-bitch/5689439

Will Trump Take Neocon Bait and Attack Iran over Saudi Strike?
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback. In 2015 Saudi Arabia attacked its neighbor, Yemen, because a coup in …
globalresearch.ca/trump-neocon-bait-attack-iran-over-saudi-strike/5689496

Sanders Warns Trump Against Illegal Iran Strike
Bryant Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The attack on the Saudi Aramco oil facility over the weekend and President Donald Trump's subsequent tweet that the United States is "locked and loaded" immediately prompted presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to fire back. | Sanders and …
globalresearch.ca/sanders-warns-trump-against-illegal-iran-strike/5689431

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-17
Trump felt the need to emphasize, as always, that he "doesn't want war, but.." while talking up how easy it'd be for him to launch a new war.

Trump Threatens Military Action Against Iran Over Saudi Oil Attack

Iran Not Interested In Talks With US After Trump's Accusations
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-17
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic has ruled out any talks with the U.S. administration after President Donald Trump accused them of carrying out the atack on the Saudi Aramco oil facilities this past weekend. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE | "Iranian officials, at any level, will never talk to American officials … this is part of their policy to put pressure on Iran," Iranian state TV…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Not-Interested-In-Talks-With-US-After-Trumps-Accusations-20190917-0001.html

Iraq Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and Iran: A Long Love-Hate Relationship
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
The leader of the Iranian revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei received on the 10th of Moharram, the Iraqi leader Sayyed Moqtada al-Sadr, brought to him by Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps — …
globalresearch.ca/moqtada-al-sadr-iran-love-hate-relationship/5689495

Russia-Saudi Relations: Putin's S-400 Sales Pitch to Saudi Arabia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-17
Those surprised by President Putin's S-400 sales pitch to Saudi Arabia earlier this week while speaking in Ankara alongside his Turkish and Iranian counterparts clearly haven't been following the rapid development of Russian-Saudi relations and are likely influenced by the …
globalresearch.ca/putin-s-400-sales-pitch-saudi-arabia/5689472

Washington's rush to indict Iran over Saudi attacks
wsws.org | 2019-09-17
Without presenting a shred of evidence, the Trump administration charged Tehran with responsibility for attacks that provide a pretext for another US war in the Middle East.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/17/pers-s17.html

Are We About to Attack Iran?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-17
| John Bolton is gone from the White House, yet war with Iran is suddenly imminent. I had begun to believe irony was dead. | "[Bolton] calls for the preemptive bombing of Iran with dreary regularity during his many Fox News appearances," I wrote after he became Donald Trump's national security adviser in March of 2018, "and has labored f…
truthout.org/articles/are-we-about-to-attack-iran/

Warning Against 'Another Endless War,' Ilhan Omar Says Congress Must Act to Stop Trump From Attacking Iran
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-17
"Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president doesn't have it. The secretary of state doesn't have it. And Saudi Arabia certainly doesn't have it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ilhan_omar_2_0.jpg
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Iran: Labour and student activists sentenced to more than 100 years
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-17
Workers rights Susan PriceIssue 1238 Iran Haft-Tappeh sugar mill workersSeptember 17, 2019Esmail Bakhshi, a union leader, Sepideh Gholian, a student and civil rights activist and four activist journalists were sentenced to long prison sentences by the Ira…
greenleft.org.au/content/iran-labour-and-student-activists-sentenced-more-100-years

Iran Seizes Vessel in Gulf for Smuggling Diesel Fuel to UAE
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-16
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 liters of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates, Iran's semi-official Students News agency ISNA reported on Monday. | RELATED: | Iran Seizes Tugboat Carrying Suspected Smuggled Oil | "It was detained near Iran's Greater Tunb island in the Persian Gulf…the crew have been handed over to legal authorities in the southern Hormozgan province," ISNA said, without elaborating on the nationalities of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Seizes-Vessel-in-Gulf-for-Smuggling-Diesel-Fuel-to-UAE-20190916-0004.html

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Common Dreams | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-16
(CD) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. "It has been around 5 years that the Saudi-led coalition has kept the flames of …

US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks

Trump Exploits Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities to Threaten War Against Iran
Peter Symonds | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Drone strikes on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday by Yemen's Houthi rebels have triggered concerns about a potential major disruption in global oil supplies and a spike in oil prices. The attack, in retaliation for the brutal …
globalresearch.ca/trump-exploits-drone-attacks-saudi-oil-facilities-threaten-war-against-iran/5689348

'Certainly would look like' Iran is behind Saudi oil facility attacks — Trump
rt.com | 2019-09-16
While Saudi Arabia is investigating the attacks on its oil facilities, President Donald Trump has said that "it certainly would look like" Iran was the culprit. Yet, he also noted he doesn't want another war. | Trump's statement, made to reporters on Monday, is the latest in a series that stop short of outright blaming Iran for the attack, which has already been claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen. Earlier in the day Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit," before questioning Te…
rt.com/usa/468953-trump-iran-behind-attack/

Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-16
| President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, th…
truthout.org/video/saudi-oil-refinery-attack-raises-fears-of-wider-regional-war/

"Drone Attack" on Saudi Oil — Who Benefits?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen's Houthis or Iran were responsible. | The BBC in its …
globalresearch.ca/drone-attack-saudi-oil-who-benefits/5689374

Iranian Drones Launched from Iraq Carried Out Attacks on Saudi Oil Plants
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
The strikes which paralysed the Saudi oil industry on Saturday morning, forcing it to halve its output of crude oil, were made by Iranian drones launched from Hashd al-Shaabi bases in southern Iraq, a senior Iraqi intelligence official has told …
globalresearch.ca/iranian-drones-iraq-carried-out-attacks-saudi-oil-plants/5689363

Trump exploits drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities to threaten war against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-09-16
In a menacing threat against Iran, Trump tweeted that "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit" and that the US was "locked and loaded," implying imminent military strikes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/09/16/saud-s16.html

The Ansarullah's Drone Strike against Saudi Arabia's Oil Facilities Was a Classic "David vs. Goliath" Moment?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-16
Global Research has published several articles which provide different as well as opposing views of the strikes directed Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. What was the (direct or indirect) role of Iran in these strikes? | *** | This weekend's massive drone strike …
globalresearch.ca/ansarullah-drone-strike-classic-david-vs-goliath-moment/5689360

Threatening New War for Oil, Donald Trump Calls His Own Offer of Iran Talks "Fake News"
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-09-16
As he threatened to bomb Iran at Saudi Arabia's behest, Trump also intensified his battle with objective reality, by denying his own prior comments.
theintercept.com/2019/09/15/threatening-war-oil-donald-trump-rails-media-not-forgetting-offered-iran-talks/

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice:…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/16/fukushimas-radioactive-water-crisis/

Fukushima's Radioactive Water Crisis
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-16
Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan's environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: "The …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/fukushimas-radioactive-water-crisis/

Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-16
President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quic…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/16/saudi_arabia_oil_supply_attacks

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack

'I Rule the White House': Will Bolton's ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-15
Most analysts agree that Donald Trump's main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet. Looking at Trump's career, even before coming into office, it is clear …
uwidata.com/5319-i-rule-the-white-house-will-boltons-ouster-help-trump-facilitate-us-iran-negotiations/

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-15
Iran has warned it stands ready for a "full-fledged" war with the United States.

Ready for "Full-Fledged" War: Iran Responds to US Claim It Launched Saudi Oil Attack

Pompeo blames Iran for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, Senator Graham urges US to strike it
rt.com | 2019-09-14
A drone attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels prompted Washington to blame Tehran, with US warhawk, Senator Lindsey Graham, calling for a strike against Iran. | The smoke from the huge fires at the world's largest oil processing plant caused by the strike had barely dissipated when officials in Washington jumped at the opportunity to use the occasion to push an anti-Iranian agenda. | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Tehran for what he called "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" but stopped short of suggesting any retaliatory measures. | Meanwhile Graham was q…
rt.com/usa/468837-senator-graham-strike-iran-saudi/

Donald Trump Just Admitted That It Makes Sense for America's Enemies to Get Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-09-13
Trump noted that the overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 sent foreign leaders a lesson: Disarmament can lead to your own personal doom.
theintercept.com/2019/09/13/trump-nuclear-weapons-libya-north-korea/

Iran: A Club of Sanctioned Countries in Solidarity Against US Economic Terrorism
Press TV | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-13
PressTV Interview — transcript Background links: ifpnews.com/iranian-mps-propose-formation-of-club-of-sanctioned-countries www.newsweek.com/russia-china-iran-fight-sanctions-1458096 Excerpts: An Iranian parliamentary faction has come up with the idea of establishing a club of sanctioned countries for concerted action against the US economic terrorism. The chairman of the Parliament's faction on countering sanctions, Poormokhtar, gave a report on the formation of the faction and its …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/iran-a-club-of-sanctioned-countries-in-solidarity-against-us-economic-terrorism/

Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean An End To His Failed Foreign Policy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-12
Leon Neal, Getty Images Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/09/exit-john-bolton-but-will-that-mean-an-end-to-his-failed-foreign-policy/

Will U.S. & Iran Resume Talks After John "Bomb Iran" Bolton Is Ousted as National Security Adviser?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-12
President Trump has ousted John Bolton, becoming the third national security adviser to be ousted by Trump so far. Bolton has long been a fierce critic of diplomacy. He had strongly pushed for Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. He also opposed negotiations with North Korea, as well as the Taliban in Afghanistan. And he was a key supporter of the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela and an advocate of regime change in Cuba and Nicaragua. Trump is expected to announce a replacement next week. We speak with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a member of the national board of J…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/12/john_bolton_fired_national_security_adviser

US-China Trade War and the Future of Iran Oil Exports to China
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-09
China is self-sufficient in many respects in the old oil industry, but it still needs foreign equipment and imported advanced technologies to extract and explore oil resources. These are China's weaknesses that need to be addressed. China's oil industry will not be immune to US-China trade clashes and production and services may come to a …
uwidata.com/5261-us-china-trade-war-and-the-future-of-iran-oil-exports-to-china/

Was the imprisonment of Iranian-American journalist Marzieh Hashemi spun into expanded US sanctions?
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-05
The relationship between former Air Force analyst-turned-Iranian spy Monica Witt and Hashemi — who was jailed by US authorities this…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/05/was-the-imprisonment-of-iranian-american-journalist-marzieh-hashemi-spun-into-expanded-us-sanctions/

US conducts ground launch cruise missile test
Ian Gamble | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-02
On Aug. 18, less than three weeks after scrapping the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the U.S. launched a ballistic cruise missile from San Nicholas Island, CA.
liberationnews.org/us-conducts-ground-launch-cruise-missile-test/