Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

2019-04-09: News Headlines

STAFF (2019-04-09). Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran. therealnews.com 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-09). Has Trump Locked U.S. and Iran into a "Permanent State of Enmity" by Listing IRGC as Terror Group? democracynow.org 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…

STAFF (2019-04-09). Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama. therealnews.com Trump hands even more aggressive border policy to Stephen Miller, and uses border controversy to bury more aggressive action against Iran…

Global Research News (2019-04-09). Selected Articles: The US' Plans to Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as "Terrorists" globalresearch.ca Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A

STAFF (2019-04-09). The Mueller Report Is Already Emboldening Trump in Dangerous Ways. truthdig.com Since the special counsel concluded his probe, the president has assumed more hard-line stances on both Iran and the U.S.-Mexico border.

teleSUR (2019-04-09). Netanyahu Requested Trump To Label Iran's Guard Terrorist Group. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking re-election Tuesday thanked the United States President Donald Trump for listening to his requests and designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. | RELATED: | US Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Organization | "Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump, for having decided to announce Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization," Netanyahu said…

Fight Back (2019-04-09). Iran says U.S. military forces in Middle East are part of terrorist group, after U.S. puts terrorist tag on Iran's military. fightbacknews.org 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-09). Headlines for April 9, 2019. democracynow.org Secret Service Director Removed in WH "Purge" of Immigration Officials, Reports: Trump Trying to Reinstate Family Separations at Border, CA Judge Blocks Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Iran Labels U.S. CENTCOM a Terror Group After IRCG Terror Designation, Israelis Head to Polls as Future of PM Netanyahu Remains Unclear, Libya: Tripoli Airport Closed as Fighting Near Capital Intensifies, Afghanistan: 4 Americans Killed Amid Spate of Violent Attacks, U.S. Revokes Visa of ICC Prosecutor Investigating War Crimes in Afghanistan, 3 FDNY Sept. 11 Rescue Workers Die as 9/11 Fund At Risk of Expiring, Def…

Adeyinka Makinde (2019-04-09). Anti-Russia Nuclear First Strike? Poland Would Need a "Demographic Precaution" Plan. globalresearch.ca 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 …

WSWS (2019-04-09). US labels Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group. wsws.org Trump and Pompeo made a point of threatening other foreign countries, officials and businesses with retaliatory sanctions and possible criminal prosecution.

plenglish (2019-04-09). USA Fines British Bank for Violating Blockade on Cuba. plenglish.com Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) British bank Standard Chartered will pay 1.1 billion dollars for allegedly violating U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against Iran, Syria, Sudan and Myanmar, the US Treasury Department reported today.

STAFF (2019-04-09). Trump Puts Iran in His Crosshairs as Yemen Bleeds. truthout.org President Trump is flexing his military muscles just days after lawmakers issued a historic rebuke of his relationship with the Saudi Arabian government and threatened to contain the president's ability to wage war overseas. | In a move that critics have denounced as a dangerous provocation, Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. would soon designate a major wing of Iran's military as a foreign terrorist organization. The U.S. is "increasing maximum pressure" on Iran, part of a "broader effort to counter Iran's broader campaign of terrorism," according to the White House. | The move against Iran's Islamic Rev…

plenglish (2019-04-09). Middle East Worries about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Project. plenglish.com Beirut, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Middle East on Tuesday expressed concern about the Saudi nuclear project that is still outside the safeguards stipulated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Jason Ditz (2019-04-09). Netanyahu Says Trump Named Iran's Revolutionary Guard a Terror Group at His Request. theantimedia.com (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 …

Democracy Now! (2019-04-08). Kings Bay Plowshares: Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base. democracynow.org 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…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-08). A New Nuclear Arms Race: As NATO Marks 70th Anniversary, Threat of Nuclear Confrontation Grows. democracynow.org 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…

Whitney Webb (2019-04-08). Is Trump's Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War? mintpressnews.com With the IRGC now officially labeled a "foreign terrorist organization" by the U.S. government, the march to war with Iran — long a goal of top Trump administration officials — is closer than ever.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-08). Headlines for April 8, 2019. democracynow.org Kirstjen Nielsen Steps Down as DHS Secretary, Gov't: It May Take 2 Years to Reunite Separated Migrant Families, NY Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump Attacks Migrants, Rep. Omar in Speech to Conservative Jewish Group, Arizona: Man Dies in ICE Custody After Exhibiting Flu Symptoms, Yemen: Air Raid Kills At Least 13 Civilians, Incl. 7 Children in Sana'a, Netanyahu Says He Will Annex West Bank Settlements If Re-elected, Libya: 21 People Killed as Renegade Force Advances on Tripoli, Sudan: Security Forces Crack Down on Growing Popular Uprising, U.S. Labels Iran Revolutionary Guard as Terror…

Ivan Kesic (2019-04-08). Under Trump, US Pushes"Let 'Em All Die" Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims. mintpressnews.com Since 19 March 19, devastating floods swept across large areas of Iran, triggered by the heaviest downpours in many years. Heavy rainfall began two and a half weeks ago, overflowing rivers, washing away bridges, inundating houses and destroying infrastructural establishments in the northern, western and central parts of the country. According to the Iran Legal Medicine Organization, at least 62 people have been killed nationwide in the natural disaster so far, which has also forced tens of thousands of people, mostly in villages, to evacuate their homes and move to emergency shelters. Hundreds of people have also…

unitedEditor (2019-04-08). The Kashmir crisis: Is there any good solution? uwidata.com 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 …

Andrew Korybko (2019-04-08). The US' Plans to Designate the Iran Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as "Terrorists" Aren't Just for Show. globalresearch.ca The US plans to use this possibly impending designation as the basis upon which to "justify" forthcoming Hybrid War measures against the Islamic Republic aimed at dismantling its "deep state" network in the Mideast, including through possible strikes against the …

Robert Mackey (2019-04-08). On the Eve of Israel's Election, Netanyahu Thanks Trump for Sanctioning Iran at His Request. theintercept.com "Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump," Israel's embattled prime minister tweeted, "for answering another one of my important requests."

Tyler Durden (2019-04-08). Iran Designates US Military as Terrorist Organization. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Just hours after President Trump formally designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization, Iran's foreign ministry has put forward a bill placing US Central Command on a list of organizations designated as terrorists, akin to Daesh. Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization …

Aram Mirzaei (2019-04-08). Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran. mintpressnews.com While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. | Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the region, even in Iran. Due to Iran's relatively strong internal stability, terrorist groups have been unable to catch major headlines in the Islamic Republic as terrorist groups often conduct hit and run attacks or the occasional kidnappings of young drafted border guards and…

Democracy Now! (2019-04-04). Headlines for April 4, 2019. democracynow.org Republican "Nuclear Option" Will Speed Confirmation of Trump's Judges, House Committee Authorizes Subpoena for Full Mueller Report, House Committee Asks IRS for Six Years of Trump's Tax Returns, Immigrant Activist Claudio Rojas Deported Ahead of Miami Film Premiere, Suspect in New Zealand Mosque Massacres to Face 50 Murder Charges, Australian Senator Censured over "Appalling" NZ Massacre Remarks, White Power Graffiti Found Near Site of Highlander Center Fire, Felony Charges Dropped Against African-American Victim of Dallas Attack, Blast at Texas Chemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 2, Trump Falsely Claims That Windmil…

2019-04-09: Social Media Postees

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…
therealnews.com/stories/whos-the-real-te…

The Mueller Report Is Already Emboldening Trump in Dangerous Ways
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-04-09
Since the special counsel concluded his probe, the president has assumed more hard-line stances on both Iran and the U.S.-Mexico border.
truthdig.com/articles/the-mueller-report…

Selected Articles: The US' Plans to Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as "Terrorists"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-09
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
globalresearch.ca/us-plans-designate-ira…

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…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/9/iran-says-us-…

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_…

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…

Netanyahu Requested Trump To Label Iran's Guard Terrorist Group
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-09
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is seeking re-election Tuesday thanked the United States President Donald Trump for listening to his requests and designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. | RELATED: | US Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Organization | "Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump, for having decided to announce Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization," Netanyahu said…
telesurenglish.net/news/Netanyahu-Reques…

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 …
globalresearch.ca/anti-russia-nuclear-fi…

USA Fines British Bank for Violating Blockade on Cuba
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-09
Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) British bank Standard Chartered will pay 1.1 billion dollars for allegedly violating U.S. blockade on Cuba and sanctions against Iran, Syria, Sudan and Myanmar, the US Treasury Department reported today.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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

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…

Middle East Worries about Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Project
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-09
Beirut, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Middle East on Tuesday expressed concern about the Saudi nuclear project that is still outside the safeguards stipulated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Trump Puts Iran in His Crosshairs as Yemen Bleeds
STAFF | truthout.org | 2019-04-09
President Trump is flexing his military muscles just days after lawmakers issued a historic rebuke of his relationship with the Saudi Arabian government and threatened to contain the president's ability to wage war overseas. | In a move that critics have denounced as a dangerous provocation, Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. would soon designate a major wing of Iran's military as a foreign terrorist organization. The U.S. is "increasing maximum pressure" on Iran, part of a "broader effort to counter Iran's broader campaign of terrorism," according to the White House. | The move against Iran's Islamic Rev…
truthout.org/articles/trump-puts-iran-in…

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…

Is Trump's Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War?
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
With the IRGC now officially labeled a "foreign terrorist organization" by the U.S. government, the march to war with Iran — long a goal of top Trump administration officials — is closer than ever.
mintpressnews.com/is-trumps-designation-…

Under Trump, US Pushes"Let 'Em All Die" Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims
Ivan Kesic | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
Since 19 March 19, devastating floods swept across large areas of Iran, triggered by the heaviest downpours in many years. Heavy rainfall began two and a half weeks ago, overflowing rivers, washing away bridges, inundating houses and destroying infrastructural establishments in the northern, western and central parts of the country. According to the Iran Legal Medicine Organization, at least 62 people have been killed nationwide in the natural disaster so far, which has also forced tens of thousands of people, mostly in villages, to evacuate their homes and move to emergency shelters. Hundreds of people have also…
mintpressnews.com/under-trump-us-pushesl…

The US' Plans to Designate the Iran Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as "Terrorists" Aren't Just for Show
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-08
The US plans to use this possibly impending designation as the basis upon which to "justify" forthcoming Hybrid War measures against the Islamic Republic aimed at dismantling its "deep state" network in the Mideast, including through possible strikes against the …
globalresearch.ca/us-plans-designate-irg…

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 …
uwidata.com/2998-the-kashmir-crisis-is-t…

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…

Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran
Aram Mirzaei | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-08
While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. | Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the region, even in Iran. Due to Iran's relatively strong internal stability, terrorist groups have been unable to catch major headlines in the Islamic Republic as terrorist groups often conduct hit and run attacks or the occasional kidnappings of young drafted border guards and…
mintpressnews.com/the-us-backed-salafi-t…

Iran Designates US Military as Terrorist Organization
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-08
(ZH) — Just hours after President Trump formally designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization, Iran's foreign ministry has put forward a bill placing US Central Command on a list of organizations designated as terrorists, akin to Daesh. Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization …

Iran Designates US Military as Terrorist Organization

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…