Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

2019-10-10: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-10-10). A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…

Philip Giraldi (2019-10-10). Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet with Iranians at Their Peril. globalresearch.ca The issue of the United States waging what seems to be a global war by way of sanctions rarely surfaces in the western media. The argument being made by the White House is that sanctions are capable of putting maximum …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-10). Iran and the UN General Assembly: Mediation Efforts, Militant Threats, and Multilateral Cooperation. globalresearch.ca Iran was a hot topic at this year's UN General Assembly meeting, with Pakistani Prime Minister Khan attempting to mediate between it and its rivals while the latter continued spewing militant threats against the Islamic Republic, though the possibility remains …

WSWS (2019-10-10). US-North Korean nuclear talks stall again. wsws.org Negotiations in Sweden on Saturday broke up with North Korea declaring that it would not take part in another session of "sickening negotiations" unless the US offered a substantial concession.

Global Research News (2019-10-10). Selected Articles: US Withdrawal from Syria: Unlikely. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | Sanctioning Away Free Speech:

Patrick Cockburn (2019-10-09). Iraq Protests: Death Toll Soars as Militias Target Protesters. counterpunch.org Iraqi paramilitary groups close to Iran are suspected of joining attacks on protesters in Baghdad and other cities, leading to heavy loss of life among demonstrators. Some 107 people have been killed and over 6,000 wounded in the last six days, though hospital doctors say the government is understating the true number of fatalities. More

Middle East Eye (2019-10-08). As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object. theantimedia.com Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Ramp up nuclear power to beat climate change, says UN nuclear chief. un.org Without significantly increasing the use of nuclear power worldwide, it will be difficult to achieve the goal of reducing harmful emissions and fighting climate change, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Monday.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Monday's Daily Brief: 'Waste to wealth' campaign, nuclear power and climate change, 'dangerous nationalism' a threat, Hammarskjà∂ld latest. un.org A recap of Monday's stories: New UN-Habitat campaign converts waste into wealth; refugee agency chief issues alert over 'dangerous nationalism', UN warns against Syrian civilian displacement; Guterres renews call for full disclosure by States over 1961 Hammarskjà∂ld plane crash; First-ever conference on nuclear power and climate change.

Staff (2019-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Orders U.S. Troops to Step Aside for Turkish Assault on Kurdish Forces, 109 Killed and 6,000 Wounded as Anti-Government Protests Rage in Iraq, Second Whistleblower Has Firsthand Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Scandal, Secretary of State Pompeo Calls Impeachment Inquiry "Silly Gotcha Game", Trump Calls GOP Senator Mitt Romney "Pompous" over Ukraine Rebuke, North Korea Calls Off Denuclearization Talks with the U.S., U.S. Meets with Taliban for First Time Since Trump Canceled Afghan Peace Talks, Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing One and Injuring Dozens, Protesters Call for Kavanaugh's Removal One Yea…

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org 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. …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

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 …

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 …

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A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

Sanctioning Away Free Speech: Americans Meet with Iranians at Their Peril
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
The issue of the United States waging what seems to be a global war by way of sanctions rarely surfaces in the western media. The argument being made by the White House is that sanctions are capable of putting maximum …
globalresearch.ca/sanctioning-free-speech-american-meet-iranians/5691579

Iran and the UN General Assembly: Mediation Efforts, Militant Threats, and Multilateral Cooperation
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Iran was a hot topic at this year's UN General Assembly meeting, with Pakistani Prime Minister Khan attempting to mediate between it and its rivals while the latter continued spewing militant threats against the Islamic Republic, though the possibility remains …
globalresearch.ca/unga-2019-iran-mediation-effort-militant-threats-multilateral-co-op/5691568

US-North Korean nuclear talks stall again
wsws.org | 2019-10-10
Negotiations in Sweden on Saturday broke up with North Korea declaring that it would not take part in another session of "sickening negotiations" unless the US offered a substantial concession.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/10/nkor-o10.html

Selected Articles: US Withdrawal from Syria: Unlikely
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-10
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | Sanctioning Away Free Speech: …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-us-adamant-iran-syria-regime-change/5691604

Iraq Protests: Death Toll Soars as Militias Target Protesters
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-09
Iraqi paramilitary groups close to Iran are suspected of joining attacks on protesters in Baghdad and other cities, leading to heavy loss of life among demonstrators. Some 107 people have been killed and over 6,000 wounded in the last six days, though hospital doctors say the government is understating the true number of fatalities.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/09/iraq-protests-death-toll-soars-as-militias-target-protesters/

As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-08
Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object

Ramp up nuclear power to beat climate change, says UN nuclear chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
Without significantly increasing the use of nuclear power worldwide, it will be difficult to achieve the goal of reducing harmful emissions and fighting climate change, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048732

Monday's Daily Brief: 'Waste to wealth' campaign, nuclear power and climate change, 'dangerous nationalism' a threat, Hammarskjà∂ld latest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
A recap of Monday's stories: New UN-Habitat campaign converts waste into wealth; refugee agency chief issues alert over 'dangerous nationalism', UN warns against Syrian civilian displacement; Guterres renews call for full disclosure by States over 1961 Hammarskjà∂ld plane crash; First-ever conference on nuclear power and climate change.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048752

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. …
peaceaction.org/2019/09/25/take-action-to-avoid-war-with-iran/