2020-02-12: Social Media Postees

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Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out
Gilbert Achcar | thenation.com | 2020-02-12
Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out…

What We Can Learn From the Iran/Contra Scandal
Emily Berch | thenation.com | 2020-02-12
What We Can Learn From the Iran/Contra Scandal…

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?
William Hartung | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-12
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:…

Rally At Japanese Consulate To Stop Nuclear Olympics In Japan, End Nuclear Power
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2020-02-12
San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/near California | San Francisco…

5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Honshu, Japan – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-12
Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. In 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

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…

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.

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…

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 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.

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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.