2020-01-15: Social Media Postees

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J9 Protest in San Francisco
No War on Iran | indybay.org | 2020-01-15
Hundreds gathered at One Post St. above Montgomery BART on a day of national action.

Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2020-01-15
United States policy toward both Iran and Iraq is based not on "bad advice" or howling blunders by President Donald Trump, as Democratic Party pundits claim. It is not just a "mismanaged" foreign policy. Times Square protest, Jan. 8, New York City. Washington's miscalculations of the past two weeks have . . . | Continue reading Iran-Iraq solidarity grows amid U.S. threats at Workers.org

Global Day of Protest: No War on Iran!
ANSWER Coalition | indybay.org | 2020-01-15
Old Courthouse Sq, Santa Rosa, CA 95404…

Who Wins and Who Loses in the Iran Crisis?
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-15
In the latest phase of the US-Iran confrontation, who came out on top is not clear-cut; both countries made gains and losses from the crisis and some of its the results are still to come. By ordering the assassination on 3 January of general Qassem Soleimani, the head of Quds Force, the external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, President Trump claims to…

Trump deal instead of Iran nuclear deal? I agree! US president gives Twitter nod to BoJo
rt.com | 2020-01-15
Boris Johnson's suggestion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal be replaced with a new one

Tehran calls on Washington to apologize for 'previous crimes' against Iran, claims regional 'crisis' led to shootdown of airliner
rt.com | 2020-01-15
The United States should acknowledge its past crimes against Iran, Tehran has said, adding that Washington has fueled instability in the Middle East. | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the US during a televised speech on Wednesday, calling on Washington to make amends for its actions in the region. | His comments came as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a security conference in New Delhi that the Islamic Republic is not interested in negotiating with the US. | US President Donald Trump has proposed a "Trump deal" to replace the largely defunct 2015 nuclear accord, but Zarif argu…

Kremlin maintains muted response to Suleimani assassination, insists on Iran nuclear deal
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
An open war against Iran is likely to spread directly to the border of Russia, enflaming not only the entire Middle East but also the South Caucasus.

EU Nations Push Iran in Last-Ditch Bid to Save Nuclear Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-15
Britain, France and Germany trigger pact's dispute mechanism, starting the clock on a process that could result in more sanctions on Iran.

European powers move toward scrapping nuclear accord with Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Berlin, London and Paris, emboldened by Tehran's weak response to the US murder of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, are escalating attacks against Iran.

Iraqis to the United States: What Part of "Go Home" Don't You Understand?
MintPress News Desk | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15

Uncle Sam the hit man
Nellie Bailey | mronline.org | 2020-01-15
Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation's best known political prisoner, says the U.S. is living up to its reputation as an international assassin with its hit on an Iranian general on Iraqi soil. "America is more hated today than ever," said Abu Jamal, co-author of the multi-volume book, "Murder, Incorporated." | Source…

Trump exploits Iran war crisis to incite violence against political opponents
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Following Trump's order for the murder of Iranian General Suleimani, his denunciations of political opponents for "taking the side of terrorists" can only be interpreted as a threat of violence.

US workers denounce war threats against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Three decades of disastrous wars have produced popular skepticism to the official propaganda machine and opposition to the launching of new wars.

Bolsonaro backs Trump in war on Iran, while Workers' Party appeals to Brazilian military
wsws.org | 2020-01-15
Brazil's fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro was one of the first to defend Washington's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleiman.

Video Shows TWO Missiles Bringing Down Iran 737, Second Plane Reported & Iraq And Syria Under Attack
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-15
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/14/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Want a free trade deal with the US? Then align with Washington not Brussels on foreign policy, former Trump aide tells BoJo
rt.com | 2020-01-15
A former aide to US President Donald Trump, Richard Goldberg, has warned British PM Boris Johnson that if the UK wants a free trade agreement with the US, then he'll need to follow Washington and not Brussels on foreign policy. | In an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday, Iran hawk Richard Goldberg

US expects UN sanctions on Iran to 'snap back into place'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-15
The United States believes international sanctions on Iran will be swiftly reimposed now that France, Britain and Germany have formally triggered a mechanism to help enforce Iran's nuclear agreement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday."I've had very direct discussions – as well as Secretary Pompeo has – with our counterparts," Mnuchin told CNBC. "I think you saw the E3 did put out the statement and have activated the dispute resolution. And we look forward to working with them quickly and would expect that the U.N. sanctions will snap back into place."

Qatari top diplomat in Iraq to discuss regional tension
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-15
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss recent tension in the region following the U.S. assassination of Iran's Quds Forces chief Qasem Soleimani earlier this month.Al Thani will meet top Iraqi leaders to discuss the latest regional developments following Soleimani's assassination and the escalated U.S.-Iran tension.He is expected to meet with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali al-Hakim, President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halbousi.Last Wednesday, Al Thani said Qatar is following the developments in…

10 Ways Trump's Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region
Nicolas J S Davies, Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government's measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities without actually harming U.S. troops or escalating the conflict. But the danger of a full-blown war still exists, and Donald Trump's actions are already wreaking havoc.

Demonizing the Shia: How the West Perpetuates False Claims About Iran's Regional Influence
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
I was in Iraq in April 1991 when government security forces crushed the Shia uprising against Saddam Hussein's regime, killing tens of thousands and burying their bodies in pits. I had been expelled from Iraq to Jordan at the start of the rebellion in March and then, to my surprise, allowed to return, because Saddam…

Trump and Congress Double Down on Demonizing Iran
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
If one seriously seeks to understand how delusional policymakers in Washington are it is only necessary to examine the responses by the president and Congress to the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. The first response came in …

US to Iraq: 'Vote All You Want, We're Not Leaving!'
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
President Trump's decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran's top military general on Iraqi soil

Video: How and Why Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Boeing
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
On January 10, SouthFront released a video entitled " What's Behind Boeing Crash In Iran" on the January 8 airliner crash near Tehran. This video was produced because the Iranian side released new facts and details regarding the incident….

Iran to Sue the US and Trump for Killing General Soleimani
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
According to Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmayeeli, the country's ruling authorities will sue the US in international courts for Soleimani's assassination. | "This brutal act was a violation of human rights and all international rules," Esmayeeli stressed, adding: | "Martyr Soleimani | …

Iran Welcomes "Constructive" Measures to Save Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-14
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said Tuesday that Iran welcomes any constructive measure which aims at saving the 2015 nuclear deal. | RELATED: Trump Signed Off on Soleimani's Assassination in June | "As in the past, Iran is fully ready to receive any well-intended and constructive measures to salvage this important international deal, and it supports any initiative in this regard," Mousavi said. | "In the meantime, Iran clarifies it to all and particularly to three European parties of the deal that any breach of vows, mal-intention and unconst…

Johnson calls for 'Trump deal' to resolve Iran tensions
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-14
Donald Trump should produce a replacement for the Iran nuclear deal, Boris Johnson said as he called for tensions in the Gulf to be "dialled down".The UK, along with European allies, has remained part of the troubled nuclear deal despite the US president's opposition.The prime minister said one of the problems the American leader had with the agreement was that it was negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, so putting in a replacement "Trump deal" would be a way out of the current crisis. | The US has pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which eased sanctions in return for Iran agree…

Berlin, London and Paris threaten Iran over 2015 nuclear treaty
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
After the recent US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani, the European powers are denouncing not Washington, but Tehran, as a threat to the Middle East.

Israel Provided The Intel To Kill Soleimani & A Cyberattack May Have Been Behind Iran's 737 Downing
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-01-14
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/13/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Bernie calls for vote in Senate for No War Against Iran Act
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-14
"We must end our endless wars."

Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
Andrea Germanos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
New reporting out Monday further erodes the White House narrative that President Donald Trump was justified in ordering the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani earlier this month because Soleimani posed an "imminent" threat to American targets. | According to NBC …

The 40 Year Cold War With Iran
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Just like the cold war with the Soviet Union, the conflict between Washington and Tehran has been fought largely through proxies: in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq. Iranian-aligned organizations like Hezbollah have attacked U.S. targets, such as the 1984 embassy bombing in Beirut.

Assassination of Iran's General Suleimani planned months in advance
wsws.org | 2020-01-14
The claim by the Trump administration that its drone missile assassination was carried out in the face of an "imminent" threat stands exposed as a lie.

Iranian Opposition–1970s to 2020
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
In the mid-1970s, I did a fair amount of organizing work with Maryland members of the Iranian Student Association. Our goal was to end the rule of the US-installed Shah of Iran. Some of my work involved helping the Iranian students write their leaflets in American English. In 1976, I attended some meetings in Washington,…

US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off Social Media
Darius Shahtahmasebi | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-14

UN aviation experts to join Ukraine Airlines Iran crash investigation
news.un.org | 2020-01-14
Experts from the UN aviation watchdog, ICAO, will support the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian Passenger plane in Iran on January 8, following an invitation from the Iranian authorities, which was accepted on Tuesday.

And We Allow This Madness to Continue
Cathy Breen | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-14
Try as I did, I found it impossible to send New Year's greetings to friends in Iraq given the unthinkable and shameless actions of Trump and his regimein the last weeks. His decision to assassinate Iranian Major General Qasim Soleimani at the Baghdad airport led to the Iraqi Parliament voting to expel all foreign troops from…

Trump and Esper: No Evidence, Just a "Sneaky Feeling". Time for the Invaders to Go Home
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he didn't see any specific evidence that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was planning an imminent attack, which had been widely used by Trump as the …

US Commits Acts of War, But No One Is Asking the Hard Questions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-14
Gen. Soleimani was an ally in the fight against ISIS, just as Saddam was an ally against Iran. Why did the U.S. turn against them?

Sito russo: USA responsabili dell'errore umano che ha causato l'incidente dell'aereo ucraino
Stop NATO | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
Il sito militare russo Avia.pro ha affrontato il problema dell'incidente a causa di un errore umano del Boing ucraino 737 in Iran, l'8 gennaio, pochi minuti dopo il decollo, che ha causato la morte di 179 passeggeri e membri dell'equipaggio….

Refuting Pompeo claim, Iraq sticks to demand that U.S. troops get out
Matt Trinder | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-14
The Iraqi government announced yesterday that it will not sign an agreement to keep U.S. forces in the country. On Jan. 5, the Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to demand an end to the presence of foreign forces in the country. The vote came two days after Iranian Major General Qasam Soleimani was killed by a …

A US thinktank eager for war on Iran has been throwing money at Boris Johnson's cabinet
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-01-14
A new exposé reveals that a US thinktank eager for war with Iran has been throwing money at key members of Boris Johnson's cabinet, including the PM himself. | Writing in the Daily Maverick, journalist Matt Kennard reveals that the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has spent tens of thousands of pounds on Conservative ministers. Given the current high tensions between the US an…

Selected Articles: Iran to Sue the US and Trump for Killing General Soleimani
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
SELECTED ARTICLES FROM GLOBAL RESEARCH | . | | India's Kashmiri Detainee Self-Censorship Demand Is Undemocratic | By Andrew Korybko, January 14, 2020 | India's demand that thousands of Kashmiri detainees sign a bond that commits them to not to make any comments …

Was ist die wirkliche nukleare Bedrohung im Nahen Osten?
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
‚ÄûDer Iran hà§lt sich nicht an die Nuklearabkommen" (Il Tempo), ‚ÄûIran zieht sich aus den Nuklearabkommen zuràºck

Under US pressure, social media companies censor critical content and suspend Venezuelan, Iranian, and Syrian accounts
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-13
As the US escalates its hybrid wars, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are suspending accounts and censoring content that conflicts with…

Who Profits when Iran and America Fight?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-13
We spoke to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin after Thursday's War Powers resolution vote. Whose interests are driving the narrative around conflict with Iran?

Hundreds of South Floridians join several days of protests against war with Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-13
Fort Lauderdale, FL- Over the last several days, four protests calling for an end to U.S. aggression toward Iran have taken place throughout the South Florida area. From rallies and marches, to vigils and artistic displays, the progressive-minded people of South Florida have united and made it clear that they oppose any further military escalation against Iran and the entire region. | On January 4, over 60 activists gathered at the Torch of Friendship in downtown Miami to hold signs and listen to speeches opposing the assassination of Iranian General Soleimani. They chanted, "No More Wars!" and held a banner rea…

"A System Failure": Iran Admits to Downing Airplane, Sparking Renewed Anti-Government Protests
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-13
Iranian protesters have taken to the streets for a third day, after the Iranian military acknowledged it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner last week, killing all 176 people on board, including 82 Iranians and 57 Canadians. Iran initially denied downing the plane, but Iran's Revolutionary Guard took responsibility for what authorities now describe as a "disastrous mistake." The plane was downed hours after Iranian forces fired 22 rockets at military bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, in retaliation for the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Millions of Iranians took to the streets la…

How Rising Temperatures Increase the Likelihood of Nuclear War
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2020-01-13
How Rising Temperatures Increase the Likelihood of Nuclear War…

"America Exists Today to Make War": Lawrence Wilkerson on Endless War & American Empire
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-13
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, says the escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran today is a continuation of two decades of U.S. policy disasters in the Middle East, starting with the 2003 run-up to war with Iraq under the Bush administration. "America exists today to make war. How else do we interpret 19 straight years of war and no end in sight? It's part of who we are. It's part of what the American Empire is," says Wilkerson. "We are going to cheat and steal to do whatever it is we have to do to continue th…

Iranian, U.S., British Communists issue joint statement on Mideast war danger
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-13
The following is the text of a statement issued jointly on Jan. 8, 2020, by the Tudeh Party of Iran, the Communist Party USA, and the Communist Party of Britain. It was issued in the wake of the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq and the launching of retaliatory missile strikes by …