Daily Archives: July 9, 2019

2019-07-09: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-09). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4. counterpunch.org President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft More

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Iran Warns UK That Oil Tanker Seizure Won't Go 'Unanswered'. telesurenglish.net Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. | RELATED: | Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery' | "Capture of the Iranian oil tanker based on fabricated excuses … will not be unanswered and when necessary Tehran will give appropriate answer," Bagheri said. | British Royal Ma…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-09). The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions. counterpunch.org The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation. More

Dan Lieberman (2019-07-09). It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs. dissidentvoice.org United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …

WSWS (2019-07-09). US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap. wsws.org Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.

Joseph Mangano (2019-07-09). High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included. counterpunch.org Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly. More

RT (2019-07-09). Pentagon solicits virtual reality tech to prep soldiers for 'battlefield nuclear warfare'. rt.com The Pentagon has put out a call for virtual reality training environments with "radiological/nuclear considerations" — another sign that the US' unhealthy obsession with nuclear warfare isn't going away anytime soon.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-08). Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-08). A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A follow-up article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-08). Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada" liberationnews.org Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'. telesurenglish.net Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…

Brian Wakamo (2019-07-08). We have the money to fix our food system. nationofchange.org Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget — which would still leave us with a bigger budget than China, Russia, and Iran combined — and raise $886 billion by enacting fair taxes on…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-08). Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland. globalresearch.ca The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment—currently at a paltry 3.67 percent—is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's …

unitedEditor (2019-07-08). What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA? uwidata.com Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

Arabi Souri (2019-07-08). Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria! globalresearch.ca In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-08). US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else! globalresearch.ca The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-08). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th. commondreams.org U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/war_machine_trump.jpg

The Saker (2019-07-08). Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel. dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-08). Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex. counterpunch.org The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free More

Global Research News (2019-07-08). Selected Articles: UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-06). Iran Calls UK Seizure of Its Oil Tanker "Maritime Piracy" globalresearch.ca Throughout…

Jason Ditz (2019-07-06). Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request. theantimedia.com Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a commercial oil tanker.

Amy Goodman (2019-07-06). An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more. nationofchange.org "They're things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren't going after those."

Tyler Durden (2019-07-05). Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

unitedEditor (2019-07-05). Why has Arab League turned on Turkey, Iran? uwidata.com The Secretary General of the of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has once again charged Turkey and Iran with expansionism allegedly aimed at spreading their influence to the Arab countries of the Middle East. As he spoke in Cairo at the opening of an Arab Parliament seminar on "building a unified strategy …

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

Jason Ditz (2019-07-04). British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria. theantimedia.com British Royal Marines have seized an oil tanker they suspected was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions.

Jason Ditz (2019-07-04). Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel has spent decades talking up the potential for a war against Iran, and invested heavily in lobbying the US to be hostile toward Iran. Recent talk of the US attacking Iran and starting such a war has Israeli hawks, unsurprisingly, crossing their fingers. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz says the country is continue to …

Claudia Drdul (2019-07-03). Speak-out in San Francisco demands no war on Iran. liberationnews.org More than 125 concerned community members rallied to a call from the ANSWER Coalition at the corner of 24th and Mission Streets on June 26 opposing the United States government's recent escalations against Iran.

susan_p (2019-07-02). US Scholars: 'An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran, and the world'. greenleft.org.au A number of Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars in the United States have signed this open letter below, calling on US President Donald Trump to pull back from war with Iran. | We, the undersigned scholars of the Middle East and North Africa and broader Muslim world, call on President Trump to immediately pull back from the brink of a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran. | It is clear to us that the human, diplomatic, legal, political, and economic costs to both countries, the Persian Gulf and larger Middle East, the global economy and the global system of international humanitarian law of a US attack woul…

Staff (2019-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2019. democracynow.org Lawmakers Decry Dire Conditions and Lack of Accountability During Visit to Texas Migrant Jails, Migrant Child Freed from Clint Border Patrol Jail: "They Treated Us Badly", ProPublica: Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Rife with Racist, Sexist and Anti-Immigrant Posts, Migrant Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande Buried in El Salvador, #CloseTheCamps Protests Planned Across the U.S., Mexico Deploys National Guard, Ramps Up Crackdown on Immigrants, Hong Kong Protests Continue as Activists Renew Demands to Withdraw Extradition Bill, Iran Surpasses Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal, Jap…

susan_p (2019-07-02). If war breaks out with Iran, it won't be an accident. greenleft.org.au Some things are still unclear about US President Donald Trump's recent decision to bomb Iran — and his rapid-fire follow-up decision not to. | We still do not know what he or his bomb-Iran cheerleaders — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — thought the bombing would actually accomplish. | We also do not know why Trump decided to recall the bombers. (Trump claimed it was because a general told him 150 people would die in the attack. But given Trump's indifference to civilian c…

Karim Sharara (2019-07-01). Taking a Minute to Walk in Iran's Shoes. mintpressnews.com If one can learn anything from the modern history of Iran, it's that great powers will sell — and have sold — them out at a moment's notice.

Staff (2019-07-01). Headlines for July 1, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Sets Foot in North Korea in Historic First, Hong Kong Protesters Take to Streets, Enter Gov't Building, U.S. and China Ease Trade Tensions, Trump Lavishes Praise on MBS at G20 Summit, At Least 10 Killed in Sudanese Anti-Gov't Protests, Afghanistan: Violent Attacks Kill 100s in Recent Days as U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks Resume, Italian Police Arrest Captain of Migrant Ship After She Rescues 53 Refugees, Senate Rejects Effort to Prevent Trump from Attacking Iran Without Congressional Approval, Charles Koch and George Soros Team Up to Fund New Anti-Interventionist Think Tank, SCOTUS Rejects Alabama Ban on Most Co…

Staff (2019-07-01). Trump Makes History by Walking into North Korea. Could This Help to Finally End the Korean War? democracynow.org President Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. Trump was there to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the military demarcation line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Kim then invited Trump to cross the line, which has divided North and South Korea since 1953. Trump then took about 20 steps into North Korea. Following the meeting at the DMZ, Trump and Kim held a three-way gathering with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sunday marked Trump and Kim's first meeting since nuclear talks broke down in February. More nuclear talks are reportedly sc…

unitedEditor (2019-07-01). US-Saudi Energy Relations. uwidata.com In 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the country's natural gas reserves amounted to 304 trillion cubic meters. Most of Saudi Arabia's natural gas is consumed in the petrochemical sector …

unitedEditor (2019-06-30). G20: Primary Results. uwidata.com A large two-day summit of the world's leading economies was held in Osaka, Japan. Following the meeting, the participants crafted a joint statement on security, ecology, migration, economics, etc. International politics The leaders touched on the topic of Iran, expressing concern over the ongoing and escalating conflict. In recent weeks the conflict between the United …

Norman Stockwell (2019-06-29). The Conflict with Iran Is Rooted in Two Views of History. progressive.org Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context.

John Kiriakou (2019-06-28). The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff. mintpressnews.com If there was any doubt at all that Adam Schiff is in the grip of the military-industrial complex, one doesn't have to rely just on his stated positions on Iran, Venezuela, and China to make the situation any clearer. Just take a look at his donors.

Reese Erlich (2019-06-28). The 'Trump Doctrine' Isn't Working. progressive.org The Iranian government saw the President's vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: "Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale."

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-28). US officials join bizarre Iranian cult MEK in rallying for regime change. thegrayzone.com The exiled Iranian MEK regime change cult rallied in front of the US State Department, just after Trump backtracked from…

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 …

CGTN America (2019-06-26). Is the US on the brink of war with Iran? cgtn.com On The Heat Podcast, we talk with Negar Mortazavi, consultant editor for The Independent, on rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and whether veiled threats from either country could see us on the brink of war.

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Mazda Majidi (2019-06-25). Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'. liberationnews.org Liberation News: The notion that Trump called off military strikes out of concern for 150 Iranian lives stretches the imagination. This is especially true when Trump threatens Iran with "obliteration like you've never seen before."#NoWarOnIran #NoSanctions…

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. …

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 …

2019-07-09: Social Media Postees

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/dogs-of-war-howl-for-blood-in-iran-while-americans-cheer-us-bombers-on-july-4/

It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/it-is-not-the-non-existent-iranian-bomb-it-is-the-other-existing-bombs/

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-seizure-of-an-iranian-tanker-and-the-lethal-toll-of-sanctions/

US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/iran-j09.html

Iran Warns UK That Oil Tanker Seizure Won't Go 'Unanswered'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. | RELATED: | Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery' | "Capture of the Iranian oil tanker based on fabricated excuses … will not be unanswered and when necessary Tehran will give appropriate answer," Bagheri said. | British Royal Ma…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Warns-UK-That-Oil-Tanker-Seizure-Wont-Go-Unanswered-20190709-0004.html

Pentagon solicits virtual reality tech to prep soldiers for 'battlefield nuclear warfare'
rt.com | 2019-07-09
The Pentagon has put out a call for virtual reality training environments with "radiological/nuclear considerations" — another sign that the US' unhealthy obsession with nuclear warfare isn't going away anytime soon. | …
rt.com/usa/463709-pentagon-virtual-reality-nuclear/

High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included
Joseph Mangano | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/high-cost-of-nukes-even-higher-if-medical-expenses-included/

Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-DM-Says-UKs-Seizure-of-Tanker-was-Maritime-Robbery-20190708-0002.html

We have the money to fix our food system
Brian Wakamo | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-08
Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget — which would still leave us with a bigger budget than China, Russia, and Iran combined — and raise $886 billion by enacting fair taxes on…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/08/we-have-the-money-to-fix-our-food-system/

Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria!
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …
globalresearch.ca/nobody-talking-about-sanctions-against-syria/5682949

US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else!
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …
globalresearch.ca/us-europe-iran-do-we-say-not-we-do/5683020

Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada"
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.
liberationnews.org/peligro-de-guerra-en-iran-la-maquinaria-de-guerra-de-ee-uu-amartillada-y-cargada/

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment–currently at a paltry 3.67 percent–is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's | …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/war_machine_trump.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/08/dogs-war-howl-blood-iran-while-americans-cheer-us-bombers-july-4th?cd-origin=rss

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A follow-up article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …
globalresearch.ca/cheated-jcpoa-iran-no-longer-trusts-europe-heading-towards-full-withdrawal/5682941

What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-08
Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …
uwidata.com/4164-what-gift-has-iran-prepared-for-europe-on-jcpoa/

Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel
The Saker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/debunking-the-rumors-about-russia-caving-in-to-israel/

Selected Articles: UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-un-report-on-human-rights-in-venezuela-faulty-by-design/5683026

Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/going-nuclear-in-the-antipodes-australias-megadeath-complex/

Iran Calls UK Seizure of Its Oil Tanker "Maritime Piracy"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Throughout…
globalresearch.ca/iran-calls-uk-seizure-its-tanker-maritime-piracy/5682850

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-06
Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a commercial oil tanker.

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request

An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
"They're things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren't going after those."
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/an-hour-with-noam-chomsky-on-fascism-nuclear-weapons-climate-change-julian-assange-more/

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-05
(ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released

Why has Arab League turned on Turkey, Iran?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-05
The Secretary General of the of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has once again charged Turkey and Iran with expansionism allegedly aimed at spreading their influence to the Arab countries of the Middle East. As he spoke in Cairo at the opening of an Arab Parliament seminar on "building a unified strategy …
uwidata.com/4148-why-has-arab-league-turned-on-turkey-iran/

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/5/an_hour_with_noam_chomsky_on

British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-04
British Royal Marines have seized an oil tanker they suspected was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions.

British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria

Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-04
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel has spent decades talking up the potential for a war against Iran, and invested heavily in lobbying the US to be hostile toward Iran. Recent talk of the US attacking Iran and starting such a war has Israeli hawks, unsurprisingly, crossing their fingers. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz says the country is continue to …

Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran

Speak-out in San Francisco demands no war on Iran
Claudia Drdul | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-03
More than 125 concerned community members rallied to a call from the ANSWER Coalition at the corner of 24th and Mission Streets on June 26 opposing the United States government's recent escalations against Iran.
liberationnews.org/speak-out-in-san-francisco-demands-no-war-on-iran/

US Scholars: 'An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran, and the world'
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-02
A number of Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars in the United States have signed this open letter below, calling on US President Donald Trump to pull back from war with Iran. | We, the undersigned scholars of the Middle East and North Africa and broader Muslim world, call on President Trump to immediately pull back from the brink of a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran. | It is clear to us that the human, diplomatic, legal, political, and economic costs to both countries, the Persian Gulf and larger Middle East, the global economy and the global system of international humanitarian law of a US attack woul…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-scholars-american-attack-iran-unmitigated-disaster-us-iran-and-world

If war breaks out with Iran, it won't be an accident
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-02
Some things are still unclear about US President Donald Trump's recent decision to bomb Iran — and his rapid-fire follow-up decision not to. | We still do not know what he or his bomb-Iran cheerleaders — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — thought the bombing would actually accomplish. | We also do not know why Trump decided to recall the bombers. (Trump claimed it was because a general told him 150 people would die in the attack. But given Trump's indifference to civilian c…
greenleft.org.au/content/if-war-breaks-out-iran-no-accident

Taking a Minute to Walk in Iran's Shoes
Karim Sharara | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-01
If one can learn anything from the modern history of Iran, it's that great powers will sell — and have sold — them out at a moment's notice.
mintpressnews.com/opinion-taking-minute-walk-iran-shoes/260098/

US-Saudi Energy Relations
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-01
In 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the country's natural gas reserves amounted to 304 trillion cubic meters. Most of Saudi Arabia's natural gas is consumed in the petrochemical sector …
uwidata.com/4101-us-saudi-energy-relations/

Trump Makes History by Walking into North Korea. Could This Help to Finally End the Korean War?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-01
President Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea. Trump was there to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the military demarcation line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Kim then invited Trump to cross the line, which has divided North and South Korea since 1953. Trump then took about 20 steps into North Korea. Following the meeting at the DMZ, Trump and Kim held a three-way gathering with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sunday marked Trump and Kim's first meeting since nuclear talks broke down in February. More nuclear talks are reportedly sc…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/1/trump_kim_jong_un_dmz_meeting

G20: Primary Results
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-30
A large two-day summit of the world's leading economies was held in Osaka, Japan. Following the meeting, the participants crafted a joint statement on security, ecology, migration, economics, etc. International politics The leaders touched on the topic of Iran, expressing concern over the ongoing and escalating conflict. In recent weeks the conflict between the United …
uwidata.com/4110-g20-primary-results/

The Conflict with Iran Is Rooted in Two Views of History
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2019-06-29
Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context.
progressive.org/dispatches/bacevich-stockwell-190629/

Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-28
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/28/most-senators-oppose-war-with-iran-without-congressional-approval/

The 'Trump Doctrine' Isn't Working
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-06-28
The Iranian government saw the President's vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: "Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale."
progressive.org/dispatches/the-trump-doctrine-isnt-working-iran-erlich-190628/

The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff
John Kiriakou | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-28
If there was any doubt at all that Adam Schiff is in the grip of the military-industrial complex, one doesn't have to rely just on his stated positions on Iran, Venezuela, and China to make the situation any clearer. Just take a look at his donors.
mintpressnews.com/why-the-military-industrial-complex-loves-left-wing-hawk-adam-schiff/260069/

US officials join bizarre Iranian cult MEK in rallying for regime change
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-28
The exiled Iranian MEK regime change cult rallied in front of the US State Department, just after Trump backtracked from…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/27/us-officials-iranian-cult-mek-regime-change/

Is the US on the brink of war with Iran?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-06-26
On The Heat Podcast, we talk with Negar Mortazavi, consultant editor for The Independent, on rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and whether veiled threats from either country could see us on the brink of war.
america.cgtn.com/2019/06/26/is-the-us-on-the-brink-of-war-with-iran

Near-war on Iran: US war machine 'cocked & loaded'
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-25
Liberation News: The notion that Trump called off military strikes out of concern for 150 Iranian lives stretches the imagination. This is especially true when Trump threatens Iran with "obliteration like you've never seen before."#NoWarOnIran #NoSanctions…
liberationnews.org/near-war-on-iran-us-war-machine-cocked-loaded/

United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2019-06-25
The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.
progressive.org/dispatches/an-honorable-course-for-the-us-in-iran-kelly-190625/

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
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. …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/striking-iran-now-could-spark-a-major-war/

Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-17
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/17/sending-more-troops-to-the-middle-east-is-adding-fuel-to-the-fire/

Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-17
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 …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/17/peace-action-endorses-ayanna-pressley-for-congress/

High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-14
Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/14/high-tensions-in-the-persian-gulf-require-maximum-restraint-not-maximum-pressure/