How the Saudi Oil Field Attack Overturned America's Apple Cart
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-01
In many ways it doesn't really matter who — Houthis in Yemen? Iranians? Shiites in Iraq? — launched those missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. Whoever did it changed the rules of the game, and not just in the Middle East. "It's a moment when offense laps defense, when the strong have reason to fear the weak," observes military historian Jack Radey.
Just as Iraq Begins to Find Peace, It Once Again Becomes the Battleground for an American Proxy War
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-30
People in Baghdad are fearful that the next war between the US and Iran will take place in Iraq, which is only just returning to peace after the defeat of Isis. Alarm that Iraq will be sucked into such a conflict has increased here because of recent Israeli drone attacks on the bases of the Iraqi paramilitary group known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, which is accused by the US and Israel of acting as a proxy of Iran.
The US Wants Iran to Become a "Toothless Shark": Its Allies and Missile Programme to be Swept Off the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-30
There will be no deal between Iran and the US as long as President Donald Trump is unwilling to lift his aggressive sanctions against the "Islamic Republic". Washington and Riyadh's top leaders have asked Pakistan and Iraq to mediate with …
Japan's prosecutors appeal against 'negligence' acquittals in Fukushima case
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-30
Prosecutors in the only criminal trial involving the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown have appealed against the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Co executives.On 19 September, the Tokyo District Court found ex-Tepco chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and two others not guilty of professional negligence in the disaster and the death of 44 elderly patients who were forcibly evacuated from local hospitals.(From left) Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro were all acquitted (Satoru Yonemaru/AP)The court said a tsunami of the size that hit the plant after an earthquake was…
Total U.S. control of Middle East may be slipping
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-30
In many ways, it doesn't really matter who–Houthis in Yemen? Iranians? Shiites in Iraq?–launched those missiles and drones at Saudi Arabia. Whoever did it changed the rules of the game, and not just in the Middle East. "It's a moment when offense laps defense, when the strong have reason to fear the weak," observes military …
Saudi Arabia Sent Messages to Iran's President: Iran Government
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-30
Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran's president through the leaders of other countries, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the regional rivals. | RELATED: | British Oil Tanker Docks in Dubai After Leaving Iran | "Messages from the Saudis were presented to (Iran's President) Hassan Rouhani from the leaders of some countries," spokesman Ali Rabiei said, according to ILNA news agency. "If Saudi Arabia is really pursuing a change of be…
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.
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.
Headlines for September 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-26
Transcript Shows Trump Pressured Ukrainian Leader to Probe Joe Biden and Son, President Trump on Ukraine Phone Call: "Impeachment for That?", Majority of House Lawmakers Back Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump, Iranian President Rules Out Talks with U.S. While Sanctions Remain, Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 16 Civilians in Yemen, Israel's President Asks Benjamin Netanyahu to Form New Government, 2 Million Wild Animals Perish as Fires Rage in Bolivia, Climate Crisis Drives Mont Blanc Glacier Toward Collapse, 7 Arrested as San Francisco Climate Protesters Block Wells Fargo Entrance, Doctors Glue Themselves to…
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 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."
Headlines for September 25, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against President Trump, IPCC: World Must Cut Greenhouse Emissions or Face Catastrophic Sea Level Rise, Bolsonaro Faces Condemnation For Defending Deforestation of Amazon in U.N. Speech, Trump Denounces Iran, Venezuela & Calls for Countries to Embrace Nationalism at U.N., Pakistani PM Demands World to Address Crisis in Kashmir, U.K. Parliament Reconvenes After Court Declares Boris Johnson's Parliament Suspension Illegal, Egyptian Authorities Arrest At Least 900 Following Anti-Government Protests, Spain to Exhume Body of Former Dictator Francisco Franco from State Mausoleum, Nig…
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.
Headlines for September 24, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-24
Greta Thunberg and Youth Activists Take On World Leaders at U.N. Climate Action Summit, Trump Admin Tells U.N. to Drop Term "Reproductive Health and Rights", Trump Ordered Hold on Ukrainian Aid Before Call with President Zelensky About Bidens, U.K. Supreme Court: Boris Johnson's Suspension of Parliament Is Unlawful, U.K., France & Germany Say Iran Responsible for Saudi Oil Attacks as Trump Addresses UNGA, Afghanistan: At Least 40 Civilians Killed by U.S.-Afghan Attack, Haiti: Senator Shoots AP Photographer in Face During Anti-Gov't Protests, Video of Blindfolded Prisoners in Xinjiang Adds to Fears of Mass Human R…
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…
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.