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21 Century Wire - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version


NICOSIA, Cyprus — Britain has flown its first test mission over Syria and Iraq using the new Lightning F-35B, supposedly as part of ‘ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group,’ according to a statement made by the U.K.’s defense secretary Penny...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, had finished his 15-minute discourse in a courtroom, while being locked inside a sound-proofed cage. He read a poem about his love for Egypt, and then collapsed, and died.

His demise sent shock-waves all over Egypt, the region and the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

The fact that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe made a trip to Iran from 13 to 14 May of this year is noteworthy in and of itself, regardless of outcomes of any meetings that took place there.

We would like to highlight, first and foremost, that this was the first time a high...

Aletho News - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

By Patrick J. Buchanan • Unz Review • June 25, 2019 Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice...

Aletho News - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | June 24, 2019 According to documents released by the White House, the economic aspect of Donald Trump’s peace plan between Palestine and Israel includes granting $9 billion to Egypt, half of which is in the form of soft loans. The documents revealed that $50 billion will be dedicated to...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

....weave an intricate tapestry.
 
 Mike Pompeo Goes to Saudi Arabia and UAE to talk Iran and undoubtedly Turkey

above is the original image included in the Guardian article this morning

Don't forget the targeting of Turkey in all this. ( the next news item will broach that...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — Making good on his Saturday tweet threat that “we are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday”, President Trump said on Monday that he’s imposing sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his office, a step “designed to increase pressure on the Islamic...

Aletho News - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

By Ron Paul | June 24, 2019 President Trump did the smart thing last week by calling off a US airstrike on Iran over the downing of an American spy drone near or within Iranian territorial waters. According to press reports, the president over-ruled virtually all his top advisors – Bolton,...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Even after facing toughest US sanctions in history and severe economic conditions for many months now, Iran continues to stand tall in front of US economic and military aggression. Certainly, the US based “Iran experts” advising the Trump administration never expected such level of...

Consortium News - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Washington’s foreign policy towards Iran is driven by desperation rather than a reasoned understanding of a world in historically significant flux. That can lead only to a continuing succession of failures. By Patrick Lawrence Special to Consortium News The kinetic…

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Aletho News - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

By Eli Clifton | LobeLog | June 22, 2019 On Thursday, the United States came perilously close to a military confrontation with Iran after it downed a U.S. drone that may or may not have entered the country’s air space. President Donald Trump reportedly ordered a retaliatory military strike on...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-23 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — Pakistani nuclear physicist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has revealed key facts about the reason behind the 2013 coup against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the role played by the US, Israel and internal agents in these events. Khan – who is described as the “father of the Pakistani...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-22 - Original post - cached version

No sooner had the unfortunate incident, involving an attack on two tankers resulting in sinking of one of them, occurred in the Gulf of Oman, that American warmongers began to accuse Iran of being responsible for all of these tragic events. At first, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...

21 Century Wire - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

In a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, it is important that Mainstream Media war propaganda is confronted and explained.

A tactic used to demonize a country to justify attacks, must not be simply left alone. The following video, published for PRESS TV UK,...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — Update 2: In his clearest threat yet, President Trump replied “you’ll soon find out” when asked whether the US would attack Iran. In remarks to the press, Trump reiterated that Iran made a “very bad” mistake, and insisted that the drone was in international waters. Though it seems like...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

In mid-June, right in the middle of the hearing of his case in a Cairo court, Egypt’s former president, Mohamed Morsi died from a “sudden heart attack.” This was reported by Reuters with a reference to an unnamed source in local medical circles.

In the aftermath of this untimely...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version
Control of the region recently called Palestine from 2000 BCE to the present (source; click to enlarge)

by Thomas Neuburger

There are two possible futures for Israel and Palestine: one close to the vision of Isaiah — “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn...
21 Century Wire - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version


(Image Source: Mail Online)

Iran has shot down a U.S. military drone near the southern coastal province of Hormozgan, earlier today. The U.S. has hit back immediately, in a war of words, calling the Iranian action an ‘act of aggression,’ according to reports.

Tehran...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — Saudi Arabia has bought $300 million worth of spy software from Israel as part of a large scale military deal. Senior Arab sources told Al Khaleej Online that the deal was struck without a mediator, despite the fact that the two countries do not maintain formal diplomatic relations. The...

Aletho News - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 20, 2019 Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan. In a statement issued early Thursday, the IRGC said the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Unlike in the West, where the US and Europe are not yet on the same page vis-à-vis Iran despite the ‘evidence’ the US has presented claiming Iran is masterminding oil-attacks in the Gulf, countries in the East, especially those of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), have sent a...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

So far the ceasefire announced  a week ago is holding.

Breaking: Russia (Initiated) & Turkey Broker Complete Ceasefire in Idlib

Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province between Syrian government forces and...
The Anti Media - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — A United Nations expert and special rapporteur has submitted a 101-page report calling on UN secretary-general António Guterres to initiate a “follow-up criminal investigation” after finding “sufficient credible evidence” that the grisly Oct. 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the...

The Duran - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Yossef Bodansky via OilPrice.com:

Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin’s early June 2019 summit in Moscow with People’s Republic of China (PRC) Pres. Xi Jinping seems likely to have a disproportionate influence on the next phases of the crises unfolding in the greater Middle...

Consortium News - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Protesters in the Sudan and Algeria have learned from the counter-revolutions and know it is not enough to oust a single tyrant, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Leaders May Fall But US Maintains Tyrannies  By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News The…

The Anti Media - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO Opinion) — Mohamed Morsi will forever be remembered as Egypt’s first democratically-elected President, something that his enemies can never take away from him. Yesterday, he collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom just moments after he had addressed the hearing from a cage; he was facing...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

(TMU Op-ed) — While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to rush to the conclusion that Iran was the key actor behind alleged attacks on oil tankers in one of the world’s most strategically important oil routes—the Strait of Hormuz—the world has grown increasingly weary of the tall tales...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — The Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad warned that the United States and Iran are “unfortunately headed toward a confrontation which is very serious for everybody in the region.” In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, the Ambassador reacted to rapidly escalating tensions...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) – The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two US officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials did not say...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) — Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi has died following a session in court, a state-run television station and newspaper reported on Monday. Morsi, 67, fell into a coma after attending a session in his trial over charges of espionage, according to al-Ahram newspaper. In the session he...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — According to reports out of the Sunday Times, Britain is set to deploy approximately 100 Royal Marines to the Gulf of Oman in the days to come, with an eye toward protecting British warships in the area. Officials cited “concern” about mounting tensions with Iran, and noted that...

Aletho News - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 17, 2019 Iran’s military chief says if the Islamic Republic decided to stop oil flow from the Persian Gulf, it will do it publicly and there will be nothing covert about it. Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

US media reports have claimed that China is helping to expand Saudi Arabia’s ballistic missile arsenal. The implication from the US media is that Beijing is recklessly stoking tensions in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

China has denied it is involved in supplying the...

Jay's Analysis - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version



This is a partial talk – the full is available by subscription at JaysAnalysis.com In the famous treatise by Miles Copeland, Game of Nations, the devious middle eastern CIA operative spills the beans in this infamous 1969 work on covert operations and regime changes. Not only does...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — An Israeli court on Sunday convicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, of fraudulently using public funds to pay for expensive restaurant meals, according to local media, Anadolu Agency reports. Sarah Netanyahu was ordered to pay 55,000 shekels ($15,277), Israeli newspaper...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

(ZH) — The Russian embassy in Syria has slammed CBS News for sending its reporters into Idlib province, which is controlled by the al-Qaeda group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), at a moment of a stepped up joint Russian-Syrian aerial assault campaign over the northwestern territory. Over the weekend...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

(MEMO) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has blamed Iran for recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and called on the international community to take a “decisive stance” against Tehran, Anadolu Agency reports. In an interview with the Saudi-funded newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Sunday,...

Aletho News - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 16, 2019 Japanese officials say Tokyo has dismissed a claim by the United States that Iran attacked two oil tankers — both of them carrying “Japanese-related” cargo — in the Sea of Oman. Japan’s Kyodo news agency cited informed state officials as saying Tokyo had demanded that...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-16 - Original post - cached version

Eric S. MARGOLIS

Who is attacking oil tankers in the Gulf between Oman and Iran? So far, the answer is still a mystery. The US, of course, accuses Iran. Iran says it’s the US or its local allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Magnetic mines are blamed for the damage,...

Aletho News - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

By Tony Cartalucci | New Eastern Outlook | June 13, 2019 … it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action,...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Caitlin JOHNSTONE

In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence....

Aletho News - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 14, 2019 Video footage released by the US military to blame Iran for the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman has been disputed even by Washington’s allies and Western analysts. Less than a day after the US Central Command (CENTCOM) released the video late...

Consortium News - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Given Pompeo’s regime-change agenda for Iran, Caitlin Johnstone pours cold water over his version of events.  By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time  scrambling to blame Iran for damage…

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The Anti Media - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The owner of the Japanese tanker that was attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, the Kokuka Outrageous, contradicted the US military’s claims about the attack. Central Command reported that the two tankers were hit with limpet mines, a type of mine that is attached to the hull...

The Anti Media - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

(CD) — In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. “This...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

As Nancy Pelosi struggles to contain increasing demands for the Congress to impeach President Trump, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo ratchets up tensions in the Gulf of Oman, as it has done in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Idlib is burning. The last bastion of the Syria war, which is presently still in the hands of Turkish-backed Al Qaeda groups is slowly falling into the hands of the Assad regime. For many experts, this last scrap is seen as the final stage in the Syrian war which Assad has won, like the last...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Currently in Kuwait, a small state surrounded by emerald-green waters of the Persian Gulf, there are ongoing active preparations for celebrating the 90th birthday of its Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The current energetic ruler of Kuwait, or the pearl of the Persian Gulf as the...

Land Destroyer - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version
June 13, 2019 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO)
...it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the...
New Eastern Outlook - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

…it would be far more preferable if the United States could cite an Iranian provocation as justification for the airstrikes before launching them. Clearly, the more outrageous, the more deadly, and the more unprovoked the Iranian action, the...

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