Worldwide Furor Sparked by U.S. Assassination of Iran’s General Suleimani

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, January 16, 2020 The Trump administration’s January 3 drone missile assassination of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani just outside Iraq’s Baghdad airport brought the world to the brink of yet another catastrophic U.S. war. That the Iranian government would retaliate in a matter of days, if not hours, was unquestioned. But Iran’s response[…]

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Beware Imperialist Gaslighting – Assassination is Not Legal

by Mark P. Fancher, published on Black Agenda Report, January 8, 2010 The U.S. government has been in the business of killing foreign leaders for a long time – but it’s still a crime. “Trump has boasted of the Soleimani assassination and the corporate media has been his biggest cheerleader.” Although analysts will endlessly debate the legality of the recent[…]

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The Economic Risks of Trump’s Reckless Assassination

by Pepe Escobar, published in Consortium News, January 6, 2020 (Originally published on Asia Times) The bombshell facts were delivered by caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, during an extraordinary, historic parliamentary session in Baghdad on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani had flown into Baghdad on a normal carrier flight, carrying a diplomatic passport. He had been sent by Tehran[…]

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Targeting Iraq, Iran/ U.S. Threatens Wider War

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, January 7, 2019 Jan 7–Enormous demonstrations in Iran, Iraq and region-wide are expressing anti-imperialist rage, and signaling a new day, a rebirth of mass movements that will drive the U.S. out of the region. A criminal U.S. act has kindled this firestorm. On Jan. 2, U.S. imperialism pushed its aggressive war against Iran[…]

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Reckless US Actions Fire Up the Antiwar Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance,January 5, 2020 The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraqi leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has brought the conflict in the Middle East (aka West Asia) to a new[…]

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Iran’s Only Crime is ‘We Decided Not to Fold’

by Pepe Escobar, published on Asia Times, November 2019 Just in time to shine a light on what’s behind the latest sanctions from Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a speech at the annual Astana Club meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, delivered a searing account of Iran-U.S. relations to a select audience of high-ranking diplomats, former presidents and analysts.[…]

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The War Whisperers, Their Successful Iraq War, and the Targeting of Iran

by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, published on LobeLog, July 15, 2019 As Iran and the United States edge closer to war, while Europe scrambles to reduce tensions, the chorus of U.S. foreign policy and military experts and journalists criticizing the Trump administration’s tactics is also reaching a crescendo. Despite deep political divisions, on this issue there is broad agreement across the[…]

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U.S. Takes Aim at Iran, Threatens Military Action

by Nick Baker, published on Socialist Action, July 9, 2019 As U.S. imperialism ceaselessly spreads its tentacles around the globe, its latest victim, yet again, is Iran, the strategically located oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that has resisted U.S. and British colonial domination for over a century. Since its 1979 Revolution that ousted the murderous dictatorship of Shah (meaning “King”) Reza[…]

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Washington Threatens New Attack on Syria Amid US War Buildup in Persian Gulf

Photo: From a video from one of the original propaganda reports by militants in the region. ~Al Bab By Bill Van Auken, published on World Socialist Website, 22 May 2019 Just days after President Donald Trump threatened to put an “official end” to Iran, Washington has threatened renewed military aggression against Syria based on unsubstantiated charges of the use of[…]

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