2020-02-11: Social Media Postees

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Keep War, Environmental Degradation and Profit Out of Space
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
The 21st Century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something the world has never seen before. They are a bonanza for weapons makers, the Pentagon …

Keep War, Environmental Degradation And Profit Out Of Space
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-11
The 21st Century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something the world has never seen before. They are a bonanza for weapons makers, the Pentagon budget and capitalists in space. They will create a less secure world, a greater wealth divide, …

US promises 'enormous pressure' on Tehran over… failed satellite launch? Pompeo says missile development behind Iran space program
rt.com | 2020-02-11
Iran's latest attempt to launch a scientific satellite has apparently unnerved Washington, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashing out at Tehran and vowing that the US would not let it continue the launches. | Washington used the occasion to once again slam Iran and the 2015 deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, from which the US itself unilaterally withdrew back in 2018. | Also on rt.com | | Weighs less & packs more range: Iran unveils new ballistic missile with composite-built engine (VIDEO) | Since then, America has been hell-bent on s…

Iranian-Americans in the Age of Trump, the Travel Ban, and the Threat of War
Assal Rad | commondreams.org | 2020-02-11
Over and over Americans have called for diplomatic solutions, an end to endless wars, and have worked tirelessly to realize the full breadth of equality and freedoms we have espoused for centuries. (Photo: Liz Lemon/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/no-muslim-ban-flickr-cc.jpeg

Trump Intends to Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection in 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-11
Donald Trump likes to posture as a tough guy and part of that tough-guy persona involves bragging about how much he's spent on the U.S. military. This tendency was on full display in a tweet he posted three days after an American drone killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad: | "The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment.

109 US Troops Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
United States (U.S.) military revealed Monday the number of service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack on the Ain al-Assad and Erbil airbases – where U.S. forces were stationed – climbed to more than 100. | RELATED: | US Confirms 34 Troops With Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Strike | One hundred nine U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury so far, the Pentagon said in a statement, adding tha…

Trump Wants US To Be World's Most Powerful Nuclear Force
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-11
U.S. President Donald Trump stated at a White House Business Session with governors on Monday that he is seeking to make the U.S. the world's most powerful nuclear force. Trump's comments come just a few months after he abandoned the arms control treaties with Russia and China, something that was widely criticized across the world. | RELATED: | 109 US Troops Suffer Traumatic Brain Injury After Iran Attack | "Now, at the same time, Russia and China both want to negotiate with…

Rally At Japanese Consulate To Stop Nuclear Olympics In Japan, End Nuclear Power
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2020-02-11
San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/near California | San Francisco…

Trump budget gives top priority to new generation of nuclear weapons
wsws.org | 2020-02-11
The budget document issued Monday reveals that the Pentagon views the use of nuclear weapons as a practical necessity.

The Doomsday Clock Is the Call to Action We Need Right Now
Allen Hester | commondreams.org | 2020-02-11
The United States can and must once again show leadership in multilateral efforts to de-escalate tensions and pull us back from the brink of nuclear conflict. (Photo: Lamerie/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/un-adopt-nuclear-ban-treaty.jpeg

Trump's New Budget Funds Endless War & Nuclear Weapons While Slashing Aid to Poor & Hungry Americans
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-11
President Trump unveiled his 2021 budget request Monday, proposing massive cuts to Medicaid and food stamps while increasing spending on the military and his border wall. The $4.8 trillion budget would slash Environmental Protection Agency spending by more than a quarter while allocating $18 billion for Trump's newly established Space Force. Trump is also requesting billions more for nuclear weapons, including a new submarine-launched nuclear warhead. Experts and Democratic lawmakers warn that increasing the nuclear stockpile will increase the likelihood of nuclear war and defy international agreements. Democrats…

Trump Budget Gives Top Priority to New Generation of Nuclear Weapons
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
The most ominous feature of the new budget document issued Monday by the Trump administration is the prominent place given to the development of a new generation of nuclear weapons, including so-called low-yield weapons, smaller than the bombs that destroyed …

American Dream? Rouhani Says US Has Been Aspiring to Return to Iran For 41 Years
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-11
Iran marked on Tuesday the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 that saw the end of monarchic rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahvali in the country and the establishment of the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.

NATO Reportedly Set to Boost Presence in Iraq by Reassigning US-Led Coalition Troops
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-11
Previously, US President Donald Trump suggested without elaboration that NATO should be more actively involved in the Middle East. The suggestion came soon after US tensions with Iran escalated after the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq by an American drone.

Russia, Iran must halt Assad regime's aggression: FM
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-11
Assad regime supporters Russia and Iran must halt the regime's aggression, especially in the embattled cease-fire zone of Idlib, said Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday."Despite declaring a cease-fire, the regime again stepped up its aggression on January 12, especially with the air support provided by those who support the regime," said Mevlut Cavusoglu, referring to a further cease-fire declared in Idlib, northwestern Syria, last month.His remarks, in a joint press conference with his Montenegrin counterpart Srdjan Darmanovic in the capital Podgorica, came one day after five Turkish troops were martyred and f…

Selected Articles: Trump's New Generation of Nuclear Weapons
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. | As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which …

Grecia, svendita di basi militari agli Stati uniti
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-11
Il Parlamento greco ha ratificato l' ´Accordo di cooperazione per la reciproca difesa ª, che concede agli Stati uniti l'uso di tutte le basi militari greche. Esse serviranno alle forze armate Usa non solo per stoccare armamenti, rifornirsi e addestrarsi, ma anche …

Radioactive material 'a magnet for groups with malicious intent', warns UN nuclear watchdog chief
news.un.org | 2020-02-10
Government ministers and other high-level representatives from more than 140 countries, on Monday adopted a new declaration to enhance global nuclear security and counter the threat of nuclear terrorism.

US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace
Strategic Culture | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-08
These so-called "mini-nukes" represent–despite the diminutive-sounding name–an increased risk of nuclear war.

US Deploys ‘Mini-Nukes’ in Deplorable Threat to World Peace

U.S. uneasy as Iraq gets new prime minister
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-02-08
The protest movement in Iraq, which is now entering its fourth month, has come to be the principal instrument for Washington to surreptitiously advance the broader geopolitical confrontation with Iran that is being played out within the country. | Source…

Russia and Iran's Clashing Visions for Syria's Future
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
Rivals of the West in their own right, Iran and Russia today are major power players in the Syrian imbroglio. Their convergence of interests in helping eradicate extremist terrorist proxies utilized by an array of rival states against their mutual Syrian ally has allowed them both a significant degree of say in Syrian affairs and how that country's future will pan out | However, their cooperation against the terrorist threat has often been the pivot of inaccurate portrayals of Russia-Iran ties and the extent of their shared interests versus their many highly divergent objectives in Syria, many of which are rooted…

Risk of Nuclear War Rises as U.S. Deploys a New Nuclear Weapon for the First Time Since the Cold War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-07
The Federation of American Scientists revealed in late January that the U.S. Navy had deployed for the first time a submarine armed with a low-yield Trident nuclear warhead. The USS Tennessee deployed from Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia in late 2019. The W76-2 warhead, which is facing criticism at home and abroad, is estimated to have about a third of the explosive power of the atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) called the news "an alarming development that heightens the risk of nuclear war." We're joined by William Arkin, longtime reporter…

Trump Says War With Iran Was "Closer Than You Thought" Last Month
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-05
Trump told reporters that the U.S. came "closer than you thought" to war with Iran last month.

Trump Says War With Iran Was "Closer Than You Thought" Last Month

War with Iran Is at Stake–and Democrats' High Jumps Over Low Standards Aren't Helping
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
The huge crisis with Iran is more dangerous because so many Democrats have been talking out of both sides of their mouths…

War Crimes Against Iran
Marjorie Cohn | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
Trump has already committed the crime of aggression against Iran…

Israel has played a key role in US aggression towards Iran
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-01
Before the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Israel played a key and overlooked role in the Trump administration's aggression campaign against…

House Votes to Rein in Trump's Iran War Powers While Ending Endless Wars
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-01-31
Washington, D.C.

US government censorship? Social media giants disappear accounts of Iranian and Venezuelan academics, journalists
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-30
Red Lines host Anya Parampil talks with Professor Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran. Professor Marandi's Facebook and Instagram…