2020-12-29: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-12-29). Recidivist Criminal and Constitutional Outlaw Trump Rushes to Pardon Criminal Lawbreakers. counterpunch.org Serial lawbreaker Donald J. Trump is embarking on the most sordid presidential pardon spree in American history. He has already pardoned convicted crooks, thieves, and violent outlaws. Trump's pardon lawyers are frantically assembling more MAGA besotted individuals and groups to be pardoned wholesale. The number may climb into the hundreds. The queue is long. Trump

Editor (2020-12-29). Book Review: 'Out of Mesopotamia' Is a Great War Novel. scheerpost.com Introducing a new Book Review section on ScheerPost, edited by Eunice Wong. By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Salar Abdoh's novel, " Out of Mesopotamia," is one of a handful of great modern war novels. It tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged Iranian reporter — one suspects a bit like Abdoh himself — who accompanies Shia militias, as Abdoh did, in Iraq and Syria during the heavy… |

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-29). Iran has made salient progresses in nanotechnology field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 29 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country has made salient progresses and achievements in the field of nanotechnology which is a matter of proud for the country.

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-12-28). Doomsday ex Machina: Daniel Ellsberg and the Nuclear Gang. counterpunch.org You hide in your mansion While the young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world — Bob Dylan, "Masters of War" (1963) October 15, 1969. That's the day the world might have

Alan Macleod (2020-12-28). 2020 Ends as It Began: With the Looming Threat of a US War With Iran. mintpressnews.com 2020 began and ended with high-profile assassinations of Iranians, a buildup of the US military on Iran's borders, and fears of another major war in the Middle East.

teleSUR (2020-12-28). Iran Claims 48 US Citizens Were Involved in Soleimani Killing. telesurenglish.net Iran has expanded the list of U.S. citizens suspected of involvement in the assassination of its senior commander Qassem Soleimani to include 48 names. | RELATED: | "The number of the main accused in the assassination of Soleimani has increased from 45 to 48," said Hossein Amir Abdollahian, spokesman for the Popular Committee for the Celebration of the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of General Soleimani. | Speaking…

Askiah Adam (2020-12-27). Is Iran Contemplating Vengeance in Regards to the Murder of Its Two Prominent Leaders? globalresearch.ca Brigadier General Mohsen Fakhrizadeh of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Command (IRGC) and Iran's most important nuclear scientist was assassinated not too far from Tehran recently. Iran immediately accused Israel , an allegation confirmed by a senior Washington official soon after. …

sputniknews (2020-12-27). Iran Adds New Names to List of Americans Allegedly Involved in Soleimani's Assassination – Report. sputniknews.com The report comes as the anniversary of the Iranian top military commander's death approaches, raising media speculation about possible military strikes in the region.