2019-04-10: Social Media Postees

Despite a $ 22 Trillion National Debt, America Is on a Military Spending Spree. 800 Overseas US Military Bases
Masud Wadan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
While the national debt of the United States was recorded at 22.03 trillion as of April 2019, Washington's going ahead with its hawkish policies worldwide with recent NATO summit pushing for further unity against China, Russia and Iran. NATO's annual …
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Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was meant to expand options for the US while shutting others out. While Trump attempts to …
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Video: US and Israel Prepare for Coordinated Campaign Against Iranian Forces in Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
The situation in Syria is remaining relatively stable amid the continued limited ISIS attacks on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-militarized zone. | Over the past few …
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Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2019-04-10
Donald Trump has just levelled a new punitive measure against Iran, which US allies have celebrated as a bold step. But this latest act … | Read more Trump's new attack on Iran takes US hypocrisy into hyperdrive | By Peter Bolton…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/04/10/trumps-new-attack-on-iran-takes-us-hypocrisy-into-hyperdrive/

Terrorist Designations: Trump and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-10
It's designed to give the US more leg room in the sanction stakes but may end up having its own hemming consequences. The designation by the Trump administration of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation was …
globalresearch.ca/terrorist-designations…

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-10
(ZH) — During remarks early this week in a Fox News interview following Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) being formally designated by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US will view Iran's elite force just as it does ISIS. Specifically Pompeo agreed that the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Maj …

US Views Iran's Qassem Soleimani as "Equivalent" to ISIS Leader

South Korean President to Talk to Trump on North Korea
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-10
Seoul, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) This week"s talks between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will focus on coordinating their positions on negotiations for the denuclearization of North Korea, official sources reported Wednesday.
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Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-09
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a "military option" — Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay…
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Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-09
Trump hands even more aggressive border policy to Stephen Miller, and uses border controversy to bury more aggressive action against Iran…
therealnews.com/stories/emboldened-by-mu…

Has Trump Locked U.S. and Iran into a "Permanent State of Enmity" by Listing IRGC as Terror Group?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-09
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration has designated Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, resulting in sweeping economic and travel restrictions on its members. This marks the first time the United States has formally labeled an arm of another country's military a terrorist group. The Pentagon and CIA opposed the decision, warning it could put U.S. troops at risk. Key backers of the move included national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who formally announced the new policy on Monday. The step is the latest in the White H…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/9/has_trump_…

Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-09
Minneapolis, MN – Iran's authoritative FARS News Agency is reporting the Supreme National Security Council has designated the United States Central Command as a terrorist entity, following a decision by the U.S. to put the terrorist tag on an important part of Iran's military – the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps. | The U.S. move to designate Iran's military as 'terrorist' violates international law and raised concerns about future treatment of prisoners of war. | The U.S. administration has been angered by Iran's support for progressive and anti-imperialist movements in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. Iran ha…
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Anti-Russia Nuclear First Strike? Poland Would Need a "Demographic Precaution" Plan
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-09
In a recent interview in the Polish media, retired General Waldemar Skrzypczak spoke of the possibility of NATO launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Russian Federation. His remarks not only serve to remind of the danger of a thermonuclear …
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US labels Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-09
Trump and Pompeo made a point of threatening other foreign countries, officials and businesses with retaliatory sanctions and possible criminal prosecution.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/09/iran…

Netanyahu Says Trump Named Iran's Revolutionary Guard a Terror Group at His Request
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-09
(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a Monday Tweet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Trump for declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization, saying that he had personally requested the move of Trump. Netanyahu said that the move would keep the world safe from Iran, and would also serve the interests of Israel, saying he was glad Trump …

Netanyahu Says Trump Named Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a Terror Group at His Request

Khamenei Calls US Blacklisting of IRGC a 'Vicious Move'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-09
"They wish to plot against our Sepah (the Guard corps) … it is in the front line of confronting enemies of our revolution and has always defended the country … America has failed to block our advances," Khamenei was quoted as saying by the state media. | RELATED: | Iran: Europeans Support US 'Economic Terrorism,' Unlawful Probe | "In spite of all the pressure over the past 40 years, Americans have failed to do a damn thing and their vicious move will bear no fruit," Khamenei s…
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Kings Bay Plowshares: Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-08
A group of peace activists have been jailed for over a year before trial for entering the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia last April to protest U.S. nuclear weapons. The action took place on April 4, 2018–the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Armed with hammers, crime scene tape and baby bottles containing their own blood, seven anti-nuclear activists secretly entered Kings Bay–one of the largest nuclear submarine bases in the world–under the cover of night. Their goal was to symbolically disarm the six nuclear ballistic missile submarines kept there. Each submari…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/8/kings_bay_…

A New Nuclear Arms Race: As NATO Marks 70th Anniversary, Threat of Nuclear Confrontation Grows
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-04-08
Commemorations–as well as protests–were held last week to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. President Trump used the anniversary to push for NATO countries to increase military spending. During an Oval Office meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Trump demanded Germany and other NATO countries increase their military spending from 2 to 4 percent of GDP. The push for more military spending could benefit U.S. weapons manufacturers including Boeing. This comes as Acting Pentagon Chief Patrick Shanahan is under investigation for imp…
www.democracynow.org/2019/4/8/trump_call…

The Kashmir crisis: Is there any good solution?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-04-08
Decades-long conflict between the two nuclear-armed powers in Kashmir has had a strong effect on all world powers, leaving allies and enemies intertwined, each player defending its position in the interest of maintaining or improving their position in the world. Given the current geopolitical deadlock, is there anyone with close enough relations to both sides …
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On the Eve of Israel's Election, Netanyahu Thanks Trump for Sanctioning Iran at His Request
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-04-08
"Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump," Israel's embattled prime minister tweeted, "for answering another one of my important requests."
theintercept.com/2019/04/08/netanyahu-th…

Oil Politics Drive Turmoil in Libya
STAFF | therealnews.com | 2019-04-06
With two of the largest oil producers, Iran and Russia, under U.S. sanctions, all profiteering eyes of the west turn to oil rich Libya, says Vijay Prashad, the author of the book, Arab Spring Libyan Winter…
therealnews.com/stories/oil-politics-dri…

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