2020-02-13: Social Media Postees

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Top security partner… & second biggest threat to world? Germans are increasingly unsure about role of US
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Most Germans see America, supposedly Berlin's biggest ally, as one of the biggest threats to world peace, right after Iran. Other nations painted as "bogeymen" by Western media are lagging far behind, a new poll shows. | More than 60 percent of Germans believe that Washington is "the greatest threat to international peace," the latest Security Report

More Lies on Iran: The White House Just Can't Help Itself as New Facts Emerge
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
Admittedly the news cycle in the United States seldom runs longer than twenty-four hours, but that should not serve as an excuse when a major story that contradicts what the Trump Administration has been claiming appears and suddenly dies. The …
globalresearch.ca/more-lies-iran-white-house-cant-help-itself-new-facts-emerge/5703584

Google Blocks Hispantv's Youtube Access Again
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
Iran's Hispan TV reported that Google once again blocked access to their Youtube account without providing a thorough explanation for the obstruction. | RELATED: | YouTube Censors Iranian Press, HispanTV, Press TV Targeted | According to a communication published by the Iranian media, Google alleged that this new action is based on "violations to their laws,…
telesurenglish.net/news/google-blocks-hispantvs-youtube-access-again-20200213-0012.html

Two rockets strike K-1 base hosting US troops in Kirkuk, Iraq
rt.com | 2020-02-13
At least two unguided missiles have hit the K-1 base hosting US troops outside Kirkuk in Iraq. There are no reports of casualties or damage. A similar attack in December that killed a US contractor almost sparked a war with Iran. | …
rt.com/news/480789-attack-kirkuk-base-iraq-us-troops/

No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism? US Media Name Iran, but Overlook a Candidate Closer to Home
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-02-13
After the illegal assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, FAIR ( 1/9/20) noted that the corporate media offered no moral objections to murdering another country's high-ranking state official. The media consensus was that Soleimani was a despicable "terrorist" responsible for the deaths of "hundreds of Americans"–a formula that buried the crucial distinc…
fair.org/home/no-1-sponsor-of-terrorism-us-media-name-iran-but-overlook-a-candidate-closer-to-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-1-sponsor-of-terrorism-us-media-name-iran-but-overlook-a-candidate-closer-to-home

Trump Asks $3.8 Billion From Military for Mexico Border Wall
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The U.S. Defense Department asked Congress to reprogram more than $3.8 billion from funding for the National Guard and weapons programs to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, setting another possible confrontation with Democrats, Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Senate Approves to Limit Trump's War Power on Iran | Three years after arriving at the presidency, Donald Trump is keeping his central promise of building a wall on the southern border of the nation and heads h…
telesurenglish.net/news/trump-asks-three-billion-from-military-for-Mexico-border-wall-20200213-0022.html

US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution
rt.com | 2020-02-13
The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack. | Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything. | The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would "have a field day" if his hands "were tied" due…
rt.com/usa/480793-war-powers-trump-senate/

US Senate Approves to Limit Trump's War Power on Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The United States Senate approved legislation Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran in order to prevent any further escalation of broader regional conflict. | RELATED: | US House Blocks Trump's Ability to Wage War Against Iran | Eight of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The measure would require Trump to remove U.S. troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or pas…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Senate-Approves-to-Limit-Trumps-War-Power-on-Iran-20200213-0018.html

The Reproductive Justice Gap at HBCUs
Miranda Perez | thenation.com | 2020-02-13
The Reproductive Justice Gap at HBCUs…
thenation.com/article/activism/the-reproductive-justice-gap-at-hbcus/

US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution
rt.com | 2020-02-13
The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack. | Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything. | The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would "have a field day" if his hands "were tied" due…
rt.com/usa/480793-war-powers-trump-senate/

U.S. Media Conveniently Overlooks the World's No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-13
Outlets like The Wall Street Journal point the finger at Iran without ever considering America's role in destabilizing the Middle East.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-media-conveniently-overlooks-the-worlds-no-1-sponsor-of-terrorism/

No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism? US Media Name Iran, but Overlook a Candidate Closer to Home
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-02-13
by Joshua Cho | After the illegal assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, FAIR ( 1/9/20) noted that the corporate media offered no moral objections to murdering another country's high-ranking state official. The media consensus was that Soleimani was a despicable "terrorist" responsible for the deaths of "hundreds of Americans"–a formula that buried the cr…
fair.org/home/no-1-sponsor-of-terrorism-us-media-name-iran-but-overlook-a-candidate-closer-to-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-1-sponsor-of-terrorism-us-media-name-iran-but-overlook-a-candidate-closer-to-home

NATO Resumes Military Operations Without Iraq's Consent
teleSUR-age | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
Without the approval of the Iraqi authorities, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will resume its training operations in the Middle Eastern nation after they were suspended more than a month ago, following the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. | RELATED: | Over 1 Million People Join March Against US Presence in Iraq | The operations will be resumed "as soon as possible," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said after a meeting in Brussels on…
telesurenglish.net/news/iraq-nato-resumes-military-operations-without-baghdads-consent-20200213-0002.html

Pakistan Accuses US of Destabilising Region by Selling Air Defence System to India
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-13
New Delhi (Sputnik): The nuclear-armed south Asian rivals have been involved in missile race for past few months, as both have been testing their nuclear-capable ballistic missile system to check their war preparedness.
sputniknews.com/world/202002131078303773-pakistan-accuses-us-of-destabilising-region-by-selling-air-defence-system-to-india/

US Media Reveals What Was Behind Termination of American Drone Project to Spy on China in Late 1960s
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-13
Between 1969 and 1971, the US National Reconnaissance Office deployed its state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles over China in a bid to surreptitiously keep a watchful eye on a Beijing's nuclear programme.
sputniknews.com/military/202002131078304403-us-media-reveals-what-was-behind-termination-of-american-drone-project-to-spy-on-china-in-late/

Selected Articles: More Lies on Iran
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-more-lies-iran/5703600

What about stopping endless wars? Trump urges GOP to vote down Iran war resolution because it's a partisan ploy by Democrats
rt.com | 2020-02-12
US President Donald Trump says the resolution that would block him from using force against Iran is a partisan trick by Democrats, even though he campaigned on a peace platform and some of his closest allies support the proposal. | "We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, adding that Tehran would "have a field day" if his hands were tied. | "The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don't let it happen!" he urged the GOP majority. | ….If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad s…
rt.com/usa/480702-trump-iran-war-senate/

Energy Company Drops Lake Huron Nuclear Waste Plan Following Saugeen Ojibway Nation Vote
Native News Online | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
After years of debate, Ontario Power Generation has dropped a plan to store nuclear waste underground near Lake Huron. | The Canadian energy firm said it would not move forward with plans to develop a permanent nuclear waste disposal site in …
globalresearch.ca/energy-company-drops-lake-huron-nuclear-waste-plan-following-saugeen-ojibway-nation-vote/5703497

Fungi that Absorbs Radiation Has Been Growing All Over Chernobyl Plant
John Vibes | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
For a long time, scientists have known that certain types of fungi are attracted to radiation, and can actually help to break down and neutralize radiation in certain environments. The radioactive site of the abandoned Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has …
globalresearch.ca/fungi-absorbs-radiation-growing-all-over-chernobyl-plant/5703485

Washington's Policy of Strangling China. US Nuclear Threats, Militarization of the Taiwan Straits
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
Less than 150 miles from China's south-eastern coast lies Taiwan, a mountainous and volcanic island which is about a third the size of Cuba. Yet with 23 million people, Taiwan has twice the population of its Caribbean counterpart. From the …
globalresearch.ca/washington-policy-strangling-china-us-nazi-technology-development/5703453

How The 1979 Revolution Reshaped Iran and Saudi Arabia
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
The Iranian revolution, which took place 41 years ago this week, was not the only seismic event to shake the Gulf and the Middle East that year. | In November 1979, Juhayman al-Otaibi, a former corporal in the Saudi National Guard,…
globalresearch.ca/how-1979-reshaped-iran-saudi-arabia/5703483

CIA Used Swiss Company to Spy on Allies, Adversaries for Years
teleSUR- age | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
For decades, governments around the world trusted the Swiss encryption company Crypto AG to encode the communications of their spies, soldiers, and diplomats, unaware that it was secretly owned by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. | RELATED: | Us Woman Behind the Death of UK Teenager Exposed as CIA Officer | The classified communications of the Swiss company's clients, which included Iran, military juntas i…
telesurenglish.net/news/cia-used-swiss-company-to-spy-on-allies-and-adversaries-for-years-20200212-0008.html

Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out
Gilbert Achcar | thenation.com | 2020-02-12
Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out…
thenation.com/article/world/iran-iraq-us/

The Russia-India Oil Deal Is an 'Unpleasant Surprise' for Iran, Not the US
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
Shishir Upadhyaya, a former Indian naval intelligence officer and one of RT's newest columnists, is incorrect in recently writing that the latest Russian-Indian oil deal is an "unpleasant surprise for Washington" since it's actually an "unpleasant surprise" for Tehran …
globalresearch.ca/russian-indian-oil-deal-unpleasant-surprise-iran-not-us/5703466

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…
thenation.com/article/politics/leon-neyfakh-interview/

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:…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/12/will-trump-ride-pentagon-spending-to-reelection/

Iran: The Answer to Soleimani's Murder Is yet to Come
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Iran's revenge for the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani remains to be seen and will be accompanied by the final U.S. expulsion from the region, high representatives of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Quds Force said Tuesday. | RELATED: | Us Claims Assassination of Iran General Averted Imminent Plot | Iran's attack on U.S. military bases in Iraq on Jan. 8, which left more than 100 U.S. soldiers injured, "was a hard slap in the face," Commander of IRG…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-the-answer-to-soleimanis-murder-is-yet-to-come-20200212-0018.html

Trump Demands Senate Reject Iran War Powers Resolution as Lawmakers Debate Measure to Assert Constitutional Power
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-12
"If the Senate passes Sen. Tim Kaine's War Powers Resolution, both chambers will have taken a stand for peace and for their constitutional authority." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump-seante-war-powers-iran.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/12/trump-demands-senate-reject-iran-war-powers-resolution-lawmakers-debate-measure?cd-origin=rss

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, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/keep-war-environmental-degradation-and-profit-out-of-space/

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…
rt.com/usa/480605-us-pressure-iran-satellite-launch/

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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/11/trump_2021_budget

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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057031

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…
mronline.org/2020/02/07/u-s-uneasy-as-iraq-gets-new-prime-minister/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=u-s-uneasy-as-iraq-gets-new-prime-minister

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…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/7/us_new_low_yield_nuclear_weapons

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

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…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/war-with-iran-is-at-stake-and-democrats-high-jumps-over-low-standards-arent-helping/

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

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

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