2020-01-09: Social Media Postees

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'The assassination of Qasem Soleimani was an act of war'
Michael Arria | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
On January 5, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rep. Barbara Lee announced that they are introducing a War Powers Resolution in the House. The legislation would remove U.S. forces from any conflict with Iran that hasn't been granted congressional approval and is a companion to a Senate resolution that was introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine […] | Source…

Reckless US Actions Fire Up The Antiwar Movement
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraqi leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has brought the conflict in the Middle East (aka West Asia) to a new level. The conflagration of war is growing with …

Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump's lie of 'imminent attacks'
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
The Trump administration claimed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was planning "imminent attacks" on U.S. interests when it assassinated him. That lie was just destroyed, but not before countless corporate media outlets transmitted it to the public. | Source…

Why Won't Democrats Unequivocally Oppose War With Iran?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
A crisis of this magnitude demands a forceful response, yet even such putative progressives as Sen. Chris Murphy feel the need to equivocate.

Biden and Buttigieg Are Showing How Corporatism and 'the Madness of Militarism' Go Together
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
There's nothing like an illegal and utterly reckless U.S. act of war to illuminate the political character of presidential candidates. In the days since the assassination of Iran's top military official, two of the highest-polling Democratic contenders have displayed the kind of moral cowardice that got the United States into — and kept it in…

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…

US and Iran avoid war, but Trump's war-mongering goes on
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-09
The threat of an immediate US-Iran military conflict has been averted, but President Donald Trump has vowed to continue his…

Sheep-dogging on Steroids: The New Democratic Party Anti-War Activists
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the latest insult to the intelligence of the people is the Democrats who are posturing as Anti-war champions in reaction to the Trump Administration's assassination of Qassem Soleimani and the possibility of further attacks on Iran. We are supposed to buy that the …

Peace activists in South say 'No war on Iran'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-09
Reports from North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky.

The current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon–arms control provides the only path to peace
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. | Source…

Trump bides his time, but the preparations for war against Iran will continue
wsws.org | 2020-01-09
The media falsely claims that Trump's failure to order immediate strikes against Iran signals an opening for peace.

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon "Militarized Approach" to Middle East and Build Peace
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of "The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory." Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by President Trump's assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani, is just the latest in a long series of ill-advised American actions in the Middle East. "The only conceivable way for us to begin to extricate ourselves from this terrible mess in the region … is to abandon this militarized approac…

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See | www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war

No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Old Court House Square, 3rd St. & Mendocino Ave and 4th St. & Santa Rosa Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA 95405…

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…

No War With Iran! Protest Vigil in Mountain View
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Gateway Park, intersection of W. El Camino Real and Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94040…

No War With Iran! Protest in Davis
Indivisible Yolo Co., Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Central Park, 5th St & B St, Davis, CA 95616…

No War With Iran! Protest in Pacifica
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Hwy 1 & Reina Del Mar, Pacifica, CA 94044…

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…

SF: No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Powell + Market, San Francisco…

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…

No War With Iran! Protest in San Jose
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
Intersection of of Stevens Creek and South Winchester Blvd., at the border of San Jose 95128 and Santa Clara 95050…

Tired of media's Pentagon spin? Lee Camp outlines 6 things you aren't being told about the US assassination of Soleimani (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Media outlets have omitted aspects about the US assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani that don't fit Washington's narrative, comedian Lee Camp has argued. He's debunked the Pentagon spin so you don't have to. | The host of Redacted Tonight has listed six things about the highly controversial killing that the media has either ignored completely or under-reported, including the not-so-convenient fact that Soleimani had come to Baghdad to hold de-escalation talks with Saudi Arabia — before being killed by a US drone. | And what about the fact that the US carried out this strike without the perm…

Iran's Strikes Against the U.S. Demonstrates the Unipolar System Is Truly Over
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
When U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, he certainly had not expected that Iran would respond in the way it did by bombarding two U.S. military bases in Iraqi territory. It is likely …

Ralph Nader: Impeach Trump for His Illegal War on Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-09
Many Americans have forecasted that the outlaw Donald Trump will commit even more illegal acts to increasing his support in the 2020 presidential year. Remember Wag the Dog, a film about using a fabricated war to draw attention away from presidential misdeeds. Those Americans have been proven right by Donald Trump's attempt to provoke an unlawful war with Iran. Likewise, Trump has illegally ordered his staff or ex-staff to ignore Congressional subpoenas to testify and provide documents. | As the most impeachable president in American history, Trump continues to shred our Constitution and its critical separation o…

Iraqis to the United States: What Part of "Go Home" Don't You Understand?
Steven Sahiounie | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-09
Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases housing US troops in Iraq early hours of Wednesday morning. The al-Assad airbase in western Iraq was hit by 17 missiles, and 5 targeted at a base in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. No US casualties were immediately reported. | Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called the attack a "slap in the face" of the US, and observers seem to question whether the attack was designed to kill or inflict casualties, or was it carefully orchestrated to produce closure to a situation which could have escalated into a regional or…

The Incoherence of U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
Donald Trump's decision to kill Qassim Suleimani, the most influential figure in Iran other than the Ayatollah Khamenei, will increase the terrorist threat to the United States and the global community. Suleimani's death has already provoked widespread outrage in Iraq and Iran among the Shiia populations. Prior to the killing, Iraqi leaders were campaigning against Iran's military presence in their country. Now, the Iraqi Parliament has called for the removal of the U.S. military presence.

Canada's Trudeau claims 'intel from multiple sources' points at Iran shooting down Ukrainian Boeing over Tehran
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Also on rt.com | | Trump confirms more sanctions against Iran, says Tehran plane crash may have been 'mistake' | DETAILS TO FOLLOW…

SF Watch Party – National Online Teach-In: No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-09
2969 Mission Street, San Francisco…

Sanders, Khanna Lead Dozens of Lawmakers in Introducing No War Against Iran Act
commondreams.org | 2020-01-09

Meet the CEOs Cashing In on Trump's Aggression Against Iran
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top Iranian military official last week. As soon as the news reached financial markets, these companies' share prices spiked, inflating the value of their executives' stock-based pay.

Trump's Awful, Dishonest Iran Speech
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Trump's remarks this morning show that his Iran policy remains as blinkered and reckless as ever. Following the Iranian retaliation last night that caused no casualties, the president does not appear to be escalating the conflict further for the moment. …

Trump confirms more sanctions against Iran, says Tehran plane crash may have been 'mistake'
rt.com | 2020-01-09
President Donald Trump has announced fresh sanctions on Iran, a day after the Islamic Republic launched a missile attack on a pair of bases used by American troops in Iraq. Trump also called for a NATO presence in the Middle East. | …

Pope Calls on Iran, US to Avoid Escalation and Seek Dialogue
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-09
Pope Francis issued an appeal to the United States and Iran on Thursday calling for the two nations to avoid escalation and to seek dialogue following tit-for-tat strikes in Iraq. | RELATED: | Brazil: Lula Criticized Bolsonaro's Servility to Washington | During his "State of the World" address on Thursday, Pope Francis spent the a great deal of time discussing the ongoing conflicts in the world, along with the affects of global warming. | "Particularly troubling are the signals com…

Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumours' as US Officials Say Ukrainian Boeing May Have Been Downed by Missile
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-09
A Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 crashed minutes after taking off from Tehran International Airport, claiming the lives of 167 passengers and nine crew members. Iranian officials reported that the pilots did not report a malfunction, but witnesses claimed the jet was engulfed in fire prior to its crash.

Chance of a Military Draft in the US? Less Than Zero!
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-09
Wouldn't it be the height of hypocrisy if Mr. Bone Spur approved a military draft (with the help of Congress)? The fact that the Selective Service website crashed following the drone assassination of Iranian General Suleimani ("US government agency website crashes amid panic over military draft," Guardian, January 4, 2020), and will lead to a draft, is the stuff…

Andrew Bacevich: Trump Sparked "Unnecessary Crisis" by Killing Soleimani, Barely Avoiding War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-09
President Trump vowed on Wednesday to hit Iran with new sanctions but appeared to pull back from taking any new military action. Tension between the two countries soared after the U.S. assassinated Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport last week. Early on Wednesday, Iran retaliated by firing 22 ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces, but no one was injured in the attack. Iran had warned the Iraqi government about the strike in advance. Two small rockets also later hit the Green Zone near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. During a televised address on Wednesda…

Trump's Iran 'Punching Bag': US Provocations to Continue. Baiting Iran to Escalate?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Trump's assassination of Iran's general and senior diplomat, Soleimani, was a clear provocation by the US, designed to produce a further escalated military response by Iran. That did not happen. Iran did not take the bait. It responded minimally and …

The State of the Iranian Crisis. Will Trump "Escalate" or "De-escalate"?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Readers are asking my take on the Iranian retaliation and Trump's response. I think a deal might have been arranged between Washington and Tehran via a third party. The Iranian attack resulted in no US casualties. Thus, it serves both …

Donald Trump's Reckless Gamble with Iran Distracts from His Domestic Political Problems
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
"Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected. –Be careful Republicans! Donald Trump (1946- ), 45th American president and hotel and casino owner, (statement made in a tweet, on Mon., …

We Must Stop War With Iran. Here's What You Can Do Today
Lindsay Koshgarian | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
"We will not allow a new war to break out," writes Koshgarian. "Call your members of Congress and tell them to immediately pass legislation revoking the president's blanket war authority and reclaiming war powers for Congress alone." (Image: Common Dreams / CC BY 3.0) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/no_war_with_iran_1.jpg

Trump Has Embraced War Crimes as a Re-Election Strategy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
The increasing elevation over the past months of war criminal Eddie Gallagher within Donald Trump's presidential re-election campaign was already disturbing. But, now, within the context of escalating U.S. tensions with Iran and an impeachment process that has left Trump eager to reassert his primacy, it offers even greater cause for concern. Trump is using Gallagher to rally his base around the crudest possible notions of nationalism and raw power. As Trump continues to skirt the brink of conflict with Iran, the…

Retired Colonel Urges Congress to Constrain Trump After Suleimani Assassination
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-09
President Trump vowed on Wednesday to hit Iran with new sanctions but appeared to pull back from taking any new military action. Tension between the two countries soared after the U.S. assassinated Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport last week. Early on Wednesday, Iran retaliated by firing 22 ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces, but no one was injured in the attack. Iran had warned the Iraqi government about the strike in advance. Two small roc…

The US vs. Iran: Who Won and Who Lost?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-09
Iran's symbolic missile strike against two US bases in Iraq was a soft power victory for the Islamic Republic despite not causing any casualties, though the US undoubtedly achieved a military victory by assassinating Maj. Gen. Soleimani in Baghdad last …

There Are No Winners in a War With Iran
Assal Rad | commondreams.org | 2020-01-09
Though on its surface the current conflict is between Iran and the United States, a war would reverberate through the world. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan / Echoes Wire / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nowar.jpg

Turkish & Pegasus airlines to resume flights to Iran, Iraq — report
rt.com | 2020-01-09
Turkish and Pegasus airlines will resume flights to Iran and Iraq on Thursday night, Reuters reported, citing company sources. The airlines halted flights for some 24 hours due to tensions between Iran and the United States. | Turkish Airlines will fly to Tehran out of Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport at 1805 GMT on Thursday, one source said. Pegasus Airlines will fly to Tehran at 2050 GMT out of the same airport, according to a second source. | Ankara has intensified diplomatic efforts "to alleviate the escalated tension in the aftermath of recent developments in the region."