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The Washington Post presents the United States as “drifting toward war”—this time with Iran. The Washington Post editorial’s headline (5/14/19) had the US “drifting” toward war with Iran—another example, as analyst Nima Shirazi quipped, of the “world’s superpower somehow having no agency over its own imperialism.” If we can still call things “surreal,” that would […]

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Four Simple Steps the U.S. Media Could Take to Prevent a Trump War With Iran

May 17, 2019           |                                       

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 10, 2019, in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has been deployed to U.S. Central Command as tensions with Iran have recently escalated. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Singley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Here we […]

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Neocons Won’t Stop Until They Get Their War With Iran

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Several recent indicators strongly suggest President Donald Trump’s administration appears to be angling for a war with Iran. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the White House has been reviewing military plans against Iran. According to sources, “Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as […]

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U.S. Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Mideast Tensions

May 15, 2019           |                                       

BAGHDAD—The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran. Recent days have seen allegations of […]

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British General Says No Evidence of “Increased Threat” From Iran

May 15, 2019           |                                       

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The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton’s desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson The post Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf appeared first on The Real News Network.

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US Carrier Strike Group Sent to Middle East in ‘Message’ to Iran

May 6, 2019           |                                       

John Bolton issued a statement on Sunday announcing the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln’s Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East, saying it was a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran. Which is to say that Bolton intends the deployment to be perceived as a threat, saying any Iranian threats against US interests, or […]

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Turkey: Purchase Of Russian Missiles No Reason To Exclude It From F-35 Work

May 3, 2019           |                                       

Turkey says its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems is no reason to exclude the country from the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet project. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar’s comments on May 3 came hours after the acting U.S. defense chief warned that ending Turkey’s participating in F-35 production work would be one of the consequences […]

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Author’s note: The 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition will go down in history as one of the greatest geopolitical disasters in modern history. Then-Sen. Joe Biden was in a unique position to prevent this war from happening. That he chose not to speaks volumes about the man who now […]

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Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria was interviewed by Lee Camp on his RT program Redacted Tonight about press freedom under threat. [embedded content]

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Lethal Bungling: Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

April 25, 2019           |                                       

The number of dead is bound to rise, already standing at more than three hundred. The bombs, worn by seven suicide bombers, struck at three churches during the period of Easter Sunday worship, and three hotels. As the dead were counted and the wounded accounted for, the situation through the glass darkly was a troubled […]

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Biden’s Deceitful Record on Iraq Invasion

April 22, 2019           |                                       

CNN and other media are reporting that Joe Biden will enter the 2020 presidential race this week. STEPHEN ZUNES, zunes at usfca.edu, @SZunesZunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. He just wrote a piece for The Progressive on Biden’s positions on the Iraq invasion. In his floor […]

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Russian Hockey Player's Brother Threatens Ovechkin On Social Media After Fight

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Seasoned Russian hockey star Aleksandr Ovechkin sent a message with his brutal knockout of his rising compatriot Andrei Svechnikov in a National Hockey League (NHL) playoff game on April 16. Now Svechnikov’s older brother, fellow NHL player Yevgeny, has a message for Ovechkin: I’m coming for you. The elder Svechnikov, who was born on Halloween, […]

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James Zogby, of the Arab American Institute, analyzes the increasing threat against Arabs and Muslims in America and its impact on 2020 elections The post Trump’s Tweets Fuel Media Slander and Death Threats Against Ilhan Omar appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Anonymous Bomb Threat Disrupts Trial Of Russian Soccer Stars

April 11, 2019           |                                       

The high-profile trial of Russian soccer players Pavel Mamayev and Aleksandr Kokorin who have been charged with battery and hooliganism was disrupted in Moscow on April 11 after an anonymous bomb threat. The court’s personnel, bailiffs, and defendants were evacuated from the building of the Presnensky District Court after the threat was phoned in. The […]

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