2020-01-10: Social Media Postees

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PayPal blocks donations to The Grayzone that mention Iran
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-10
Small donations to The Grayzone were delayed and reversed by PayPal because they mentioned the word "Iran" in messages praising…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/09/paypal-blocks-donations-iran/

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/09/18829589.php

War with Iran Is at Stake — and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Bowing down to the military-industrial complex…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/09/18829589.php

Ex-UK ambassador to Tehran backs Corbyn's assessment of the murder of Iranian general
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-01-10
This article was updated at 18: 05 on 10 January. It previously stated that Boris Johnson did not respond to Jeremy Corbyn's request for a Privy Council briefing. However, Johnson refused the request. | A former UK ambassador to Tehran has confirmed that Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was in Iraq as part of a peace mission to Saudi Arabia, with the full agreement of the Iraqi government, when he was assassinated by a US drone strike on the orders of president Donald Trump. | Richard Dalton added that the decision to assa…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/01/10/ex-uk-ambassador-to-tehran-backs-corbyns-assessment-of-the-murder-of-iranian-general/

S.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
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
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829556.php

Bernie and Iran
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Even after Trump's conciliatory speech the world still teeters on the brink of war, which could immediately draw in countries across the Middle East and beyond. Anything remains possible, since there are powerful nations on all sides demanding peace on one hand and clamoring for war on the other. It's possible that a multi-nation 'grand…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/bernie-and-iran/

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/10/18829602.php

A Window for Peace
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
There is this morning a chink of light to avoid yet more devastation in the Middle East. Iran's missile strikes last night were calibrated to satisfy honour while avoiding damage that would trigger automatically the next round. The missiles appear …
globalresearch.ca/window-peace/5700177

Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno at 5 p.m. on January 9, in one of around three hundred demonstrations around the United States. The protest was coordinated with others by being held at the same time on the same day with the same message: no war with Iran.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/10/18829602.php

Savage. Brutal. After the Assassination of Soleimani, Can We Just Admit that the United States Has No Morality at All?
Dr. Robert P. Abele | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, who was assassinated this week by the United States in Baghdad, while he was on a peaceful mission, is just the latest, but perhaps most brazen and alarming, declaration by the United …
globalresearch.ca/assassination-soleimani-united-states-no-morality/5700170

Bernie and Iran
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Even after Trump's conciliatory speech the world still teeters on the brink of war, which could immediately draw in countries across the Middle East and beyond. Anything remains possible, since there are powerful nations on all sides demanding peace on one hand and clamoring for war on the other. It's possible that a multi-nation 'grand…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/bernie-and-iran/

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829538.php

U.S. Dismisses Iraq Request to Work on a Troop Withdrawal Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
BAGHDAD — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked Washington to work out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S. State Department on Friday bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how to "recommit" to their partnership. | Thousands of anti-government protesters turned out in the capital and southern Iraq, many calling on both Iran and America to leave Iraq, reflecting their anger and frustration over the two rivals — both allies of Baghdad — trading blows on Iraqi soil. | The request from Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi pointed to his determin…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-dismisses-iraq-request-to-work-on-a-troop-withdrawal-plan/

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829569.php

No War with Iran! Castro Valley Protest
Moveon | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Redwood Road, Castro Valley 94546…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829547.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Fremont
Indivisible Alameda County and others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Veterans Memorial Park (outside Fremont Courthouse), intersection of Walnut Ave. and Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/07/18829538.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829539.php

No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Old Court House Square, 3rd St. & Mendocino Ave and 4th St. & Santa Rosa Ave, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA 95405…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829544.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829540.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829543.php

No War With Iran! Redwood City Protest
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829557.php

No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Photos: Leon Kunstenaar | People rush to demonstrate against Trump war on Iran…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829569.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Sonoma
Sonoma Valley Resistance | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829543.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Livermore
MoveOn, Indivisible, Others | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Livermore Flagpole Plaza, First Street and South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94550…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829539.php

No War With Iran! Protest in Walnut Creek
Contra Costa MoveOn and Indivisible ReSisters | indybay.org | 2020-01-10
Corner of Civic Dr. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/08/18829540.php

South Koreans Rally Near US Embassy in Seoul to Protest Sending Troops to Persian Gulf – Photos
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
SEOUL (Sputnik) – The demonstration was preceded by a press conference where the organisers described the US airstrikes in Iraq as "an obvious violation of international law and Iraq's sovereignty" and urged the government to not send troops to the Hormuz Strait.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001101077999675-south-koreans-rally-near-us-embassy-in-seoul-to-protest-sending-troops-to-persian-gulf/

Space Force! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
Just think how many Iranian generals Donald Trump will be able to kill once Space Force is up and running! Even though we're focused on Iran right now, I took a look into the newly-created Space Force for this cartoon. | As i…
truthdig.com/cartoons/space-force-video/

Space Force! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2020-01-10
Just think how many Iranian generals Donald Trump will be able to kill once Space Force is up and running! Even though we're focused on Iran right now, I took a look into the newly created Space Force for this cartoon. | As i…
truthdig.com/cartoons/space-force-video/

Iran Will Make Huge Political Gains From This Crisis
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
The Iranian missile attack on two US bases in Iraq is symbolic retaliation for the US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani on 3 January. Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said there would be direct action against the US by the Iranian armed forces, and this has now happened. The message is that the Iranian leadership…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/iran-will-make-huge-political-gains-from-this-crisis/

Video: US Simulates A War with Iran Scenario
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
The United States and Iran are balancing on the edge of a fully-fledged open military conflict, with many claiming that President Donald Trump had to respond militarily to the Iranian retaliatory missile strike on US military bases in Iraq. However, …
globalresearch.ca/video-united-states-war-iran/5700164

"Fake Intelligence"? Washington Blames Iran for Ukraine Airliner Crash. Was the Plane Brought down by a Missile?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Disinformation, Big Lies and fake news repeated enough get most people to believe the official (falsified) narrative. | That's what state-sponsored propaganda is all about — supported by establishment media, operating as press agents for powerful interests, manipulating the public mind, …
globalresearch.ca/blaming-iran-ukraine-airliner-crash/5700207

Panic mode? Iran could have 'access' to nuclear weapon in 1-2 years, French FM warns
rt.com | 2020-01-10
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has claimed that if Iran continues to roll back the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), it may get a nuclear bomb in a very short period of time. | If the Islamic Republic continues "with unraveling" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear program, Tehran could obtain a nuclear weapon in the nearest future, Le Drian told RTL radio on Friday. | Within a fairly short period of time, between one and two years, they could have access to a nuclear weapon, which is not an option. | EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss ways of…
rt.com/news/477887-iran-access-to-nukes/

EU meeting to focus on bringing Iran back into nuclear deal — Slovakia
rt.com | 2020-01-10
European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels will focus on finding ways on how to bring Tehran back into the nuclear deal, after its decision to scrap the deal's enrichment limits, Slovakia's foreign minister said on Friday. | "The steps they announced are reversible and verification by the [nuclear watchdog] IAEA is ongoing, but we are not happy with the step five that was announced," Miroslav Lajcakbut told reporters on arrival at the meeting. | "We hope that we can help Iran return to the game," the minister added.
rt.com/newsline/477939-eu-iran-ministers-nuclear/

Trump's Foolish Decision to Assassinate Soleimani Brings 'Nuclear Freedom' for Iran – Professor
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
On Sunday, Iran announced it would scrap its remaining obligations under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The decision comes amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran in the wake of a top Iranian commander's assassination by US forces.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202001101077997819-trumps-foolish-decision-to-assassinate-soleimani-brings-nuclear-freedom-for-iran—professor/

The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
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. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon/

EU foreign ministers hold emergency meeting on Iran crisis, nuclear deal
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Foreign ministers for the EU states are holding an emergency meeting on Friday to seek ways to guide the United States and Iran away from confrontation, Reuters reported. | President Donald Trump had earlier urged European allies to "break away" from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. However, the EU says it "will spare no effort" in attempts to keep alive the deal, aimed at preventing Iran from developing atomic weapons. | The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, on Thursday defended the crumbling Iran nuclear deal, but warned Tehran against "irreversible acts" that would sink the accord. He also…
rt.com/newsline/477896-eu-meeting-iran-nuclear/

The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
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. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon/

America' System of "Checks, Balances and Reality" Crumbles as It Seeks War with Iran: Send in Pope Francis, Not the Marines
John Stanton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
"Any Muslim who denies #JesusChrist's and #SaintMary's infallibility is rejected by #Islam. This is how Islam respects Jesus and Mary (pbut).The honor #Muslims attribute to #JesusChrist (pbuh) is no less than his position and merit in the eyes of the …
globalresearch.ca/usa-system-checks-balances-reality-crumbles-war-iran/5700182

Iran Loathes Pompeo's Chabahar Gift
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Sometimes a crisis is needed to judge the efficacy of a country's regional policies. The U.S.-Iran confrontation is one such moment for India. In retrospect, the India-U.S. meeting of foreign and defense ministers in the 2+2 format in Washington on December 18 stands out as an embarrassment. A fortnight after that event, President Donald Trump…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/iran-loathes-pompeos-chabahar-gift/

Rare FOOTAGE shows Ukrainian Boeing crash site in Tehran after 'site bulldozed' claims (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-01-10
RT's video agency Ruptly has obtained footage of the site where a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed after taking off in Iran. It shows what appear to be passengers' belongings strewn about, but parts of the plane have been removed. | The still images were taken on Friday morning in Laleh Park, the site of the wreck. The site does not appear to be cordoned off any longer, and plane parts and bodies have been removed. | | © RT / Ruptly | | © RT / Ruptly | The footage appears to counter recent media reports that suggested the site had been "bulldozed" to remove physical evidence, a claim that seems d…
rt.com/news/477950-iran-crash-site-ukrainian-boeing/

House majority heeds demands that Trump stop his war on Iran
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-10
WASHINGTON–By a 224-194 vote, the U.S. House heeded mass anti-war sentiment and invoked the War Powers Act to stop GOP President Donald Trump's escalation against Iran. Eight Democrats voted with Trump, while 220 voted against his war on Iran. So did three Republicans. The 186 others stuck with Trump. Independent Justin Amash of Michigan switched …
peoplesworld.org/article/house-majority-heeds-demands-that-trump-stop-his-war-on-iran/

Rare FOOTAGE shows Ukrainian Boeing crash site in Tehran after 'site bulldozed' claims (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2020-01-10
RT's video agency Ruptly has obtained footage of the site where a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed after taking off in Iran. It shows what appear to be passengers' belongings strewn about, but parts of the plane have been removed. | The still images were taken on Friday morning in Laleh Park, the site of the wreck. The site does not appear to be cordoned off any longer, and plane parts and bodies have been removed. | | © RT / Ruptly | | © RT / Ruptly | The footage appears to counter recent media reports that suggested the site had been "bulldozed" to remove physical evidence, a claim that seems d…
rt.com/news/477950-iran-crash-site-ukrainian-boeing/

The Two Faces of Warmongers
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
The American people are now facing a new political challenge brought on by the recent U.S. assassinations of Iranian and Iraqi military figures. | On one hand, they realize that their government has become unattached more than ever from their immediate …
globalresearch.ca/the-two-faces-of-warmongers/5699988

Killing of Soleimani 'wake-up call' to get rid of US presence in the region — Iran's envoy to UN
rt.com | 2020-01-10
The killing of Qassem Soleimani by the US has not only crossed crucial "red lines" but provided an impetus to expel American troops from the Middle East, an Iranian envoy to the UN's office in Geneva told RT. | The assassination of Major General Soleimani had "surpassed the red lines that distinguish barbarism from civilized rules of engagement," Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh told RT's Afshin Rattansi on his show Going Underground. | The diplomat argued that the raid served as "a wake-up call for the people in the region and beyond." | I think this is the beginning of a process: the people of our region would get ri…
rt.com/news/477911-iran-envoy-un-interview/

Iran to announce preliminary cause of Ukrainian Boeing crash on Saturday — report
rt.com | 2020-01-10
The cause of the deadly crash of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 in Iran will be given on Saturday, following a meeting of the commission investigating the incident, which will be attended by "domestic and foreign parties," Iran's Fars News Agency said, citing "an informed source." | The meeting will hear a "preliminary report" on the circumstances of the catastrophe that claimed lives of all 176 people on board of the Ukrainian Boeing. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and Iran is cooperating with Ukrainian specialists who've arrived in Tehran. Iran has also unveiled the recovered bla…
rt.com/newsline/477979-iran-anounce-plane-crash-cause/

Trump Boasts General Soleimani Killing as 'American Justice'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
During a rally held in Toledo, Ohio, President Donald Trump Thursday defended his order to kill General Soleimani, drawing cheers from thousands when he said his death delivered "American Justice." | RELATED: | House Approves Limiting Trump's Ability to Wage War on Iran | "Last week the United States once again took the bold and decisive action to save A…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Boasts-General-Soleimani-Killing-as-American-Justice-20200110-0001.html

Iran Puppet Master: Mike Pompeo Talked Trump Into Killing Soleimani — Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
Mike Pompeo has reportedly long cherished plans to take the Iranian general off the Middle East battlefield, as he is said to have for quite a while seen late Commander Soleimani as the one behind the spiralling tensions with Tehran.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001101077999237-iran-puppet-master-mike-pompeo-talked-trump-into-killing-soleimani–reports/

Iraqi Communists say their country should not be battleground for U.S.-Iran war
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-10
Iraqi Communists called for the international community to respect national sovereignty yesterday, warning against their country being used as an arena for war between the U.S. and Iran. In a statement issued in response to Iran's retaliatory missile attack on the U.S. bases in Ain al-Assad in Anbar and Harir in Erbil, the Iraqi Communist …
peoplesworld.org/article/iraqi-communists-say-their-country-should-not-be-battleground-for-u-s-iran-war/

Iran Loathes Pompeo's Chabahar Gift
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Sometimes a crisis is needed to judge the efficacy of a country's regional policies. The U.S.-Iran confrontation is one such moment for India. In retrospect, the India-U.S. meeting of foreign and defense ministers in the 2+2 format in Washington on December 18 stands out as an embarrassment. A fortnight after that event, President Donald Trump…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/iran-loathes-pompeos-chabahar-gift/

The Democrats pass Pelosi's phony antiwar resolution
wsws.org | 2020-01-10
On Thursday, House Democrats backed a "concurrent" resolution that places no meaningful restrictions on Trump's ability to launch a war against Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/10/pers-j10.html

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