2019-09-29: Social Media Postees

The Twin Threats of Nuclear War and Global Warming
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
There are now far fewer nuclear weapons than at the height of the Cold War, the five major nuclear powers — US, Russia. China, France and UK -having all signed-up to the principle of eventual nuclear disarmament. | But there are …

Annexation of Kashmir: Pakistan Just Warned the World About the 21st Century's Munich Moment
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
Pakistani Prime Minister Khan warned the world that India's annexation of Kashmir is akin to Nazi Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland and might even lead to a nuclear war if New Delhi proceeds to follow in the Fuhrer's footsteps and …

British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-28
A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked tensions along a vital global shipping route for oil. | RELATED: | Iran: Talks With US Possible but Without Sanctions | The Stena Impero, which sailed out of Iranian waters on Friday, was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on July 19, shortly after British forces detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar. The Iranian ship was released in August.

At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to 'Iranian-Houthi coup d'etat'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and "terrorist aggression" at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Video: Who Really Benefits from The Alleged 'Iranian Attack' on Saudi Arabia's Oil Facility?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
In the second half of 2019, the Middle East entered yet another turbulence zone created by a sharpened conflict between Iran and regional Shia groups on the one side and the US-Israeli-Saudi alliance on another. In contrast to the 2015-2017 …

145,000 Tons of Indian Oil at Risk after US Blacklists Chinese Shipping Companies
Great Game India | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
The US has put sanctions on several Chinese companies and their top officials for allegedly shipping Iranian oil, putting dozens of supertankers off limits to western energy traders. As a direct impact of the blacklisting of Chinese shipping company Cosco, …

In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump
Eoin Higgins | theantimedia.com | 2019-09-27
The Iranian president said the U.S. has attempted a "silent killing of a great nation."

In UN Address, Rouhani Says Iran "Will Never, Ever Forget" Crimes of Trump

Forty Years Ago, the Carter Administration Covered Up a Presumed Israeli Nuclear Test
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-27
On September 22, 1979, a US Vela satellite detected a "double flash" signal far off the coast of South Africa. It was the tell-tale sign of an atmospheric nuclear explosion: US Vela satellites, launched to help enforce the Partial Test …

A war between nuclear powers India and Pakistan over Kashmir 'would have global consequences'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Pakistan's leader has denounced his Indian counterpart and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals over the occupied region of Kashmir could "have consequences for the world". In early August, Indian MPs passed a bill stripping statehood from the Indian-administered part of Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown. The government of neighbouring Pakistan immedia…

Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons: Israeli Foreign Minister
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-26
The international community must join together to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Foreign Minister of Israel told the UN General Assembly on Thursday evening.

'Terrorist Iranian regime' must be checked; Saudi Foreign Minister urges financial pressure
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-26
The United Nations, and the world, have a moral responsibility "to apply utmost pressure with every tool available … to end the terrorist and aggressive conduct of the Iranian regime," Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister told the General Assembly on Thursday evening.

Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons
Olivia Alperstein | progressive.org | 2019-09-26
September 26 is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. Let's make this the year when we finally resolve to abolish nuclear weapons for good.

Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

Trump's Iran Policy: A Q&A With Richard Falk
Daniel Falcone | thenation.com | 2019-09-25
Legal scholar Richard Falk on Iran, Saudi Arabia, and American interests abroad.

Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."

Trump Unleashed Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz by Scuttling the Iran Deal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich untangles the complexities, analyzes what we face, and what the future may bring.

Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-24
The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia's economy.

Reuters can't find U.S. critics to question Amazon's anti-Venezuela propaganda
Joe Emersberger | mronline.org | 2019-09-24
A line from the trailer for Jack Ryan, an Amazon TV drama whose second season streams on November 1, is: A nuclear Venezuela…. You will not hear about it on the news, 'cause we'll already be dead. | Source…

How Holes in the Burning Saudi Oil Fields Narrative Could Draw the US Into a War With Iran
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-23
It is inconceivable to the United States that a "rag-tag" force like Yemen's Houthis might, with home-made weapons, outdo the hundred-billion-dollar might and sophistication of the state-of-the-art systems Washington has lavished upon the Saudis.

US troops in Saudi Arabia defend hegemony, not security
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-22
The Trump administration is sending US troops to Saudi Arabia as it continues to threaten Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former…

Instead of threats, Trump can easily defuse Iran crisis he created
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-20
The Trump administration continues to threaten Iran after blaming it, without evidence, for the recent bombing of Saudi oil facilities….

Media Omit Context Behind Latest North Korean Missile Tests
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-09-20
by Joshua Cho | In his 2004 book North Korea: Another Country, historian Bruce Cumings described the irony of corporate media's perpetual narrative of North Korea as an unhinged or devious adversary of the US with hostile nuclear ambitions: Almost always, media discussion of North Korea assumes that Washington is in a position of original innocence, and the North is assiduously trying to obtain and then to use "weapons of mass destruction"–the ubiquitous media trope for the arsenals of American enemies since the Cold War ended. Yet the American record in Northeast Asia since the 1940s is one of consistent us…

Foreign Correspondent: What Trump's Missteps on Iran Have Wrought
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-09-17
The United States has become a high-tech Bluebeard.

Will the U.S. start a war for Saudi Arabia?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-17
We are facing an extremely dangerous situation with a real possibility of the U.S. bombing Iran.