Iran Newslinks 16 June 2019

16 June 2019 • 18:35 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Attempts to drag IAEA into the dispute about Iran nuclear deal are harmful – Russian SC
https://tass.com/politics/1064050

US, Israel and Saudis Pushing for War on Iran?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-israel-saudis-pushing-war-iran/5680750

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PANIC, WHAT PANIC?

16 June 2019 — theplanningmotive.com

Download the PDF: panic-what-panic

What distinguishes the Crash of 2019 from the Crash of 2008 is the messianic belief that the Central Banks will pre-empt a credit emergency. This is based on an assessment of the interventions by Central Banks post-2008 and the lessons learnt from 2008. This post argues this belief maybe misplaced.

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How Trump’s “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Against Iran Now Works Against Him

16 June 2019 — Moon of Alabama

There is no evidence that Iran was behind Friday’s attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

There are many parties in the Middle East and in the United States who are interested in goading the U.S. into a military confrontation with Iran. Most of these parties have the capability to launch clandestine attacks on civilian vessels. That the U.S. government would blame Iran for any such attack is obvious. But even Israeli analysts doubt that Iran is responsible for the recent incidents. The German government doubts that video the U.S. presented shows anything of significance. Others point at the suspicious timing of the incident.

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Israeli Submarines Suspected of Sabotaging Shipping in Gulf of Oman By Hans Stehling

15 June 2019 — Global Research

In Case of Conflict with Iran, Oil Prices could Double Overnight

It is known that the US has for long had a comprehensive and combined plan with Israel to attack Iranian targets with huge, non-nuclear, bunker-busting, 10 ton, GBU-43  air-blast bombs capable of destroying the deepest underground  installations – these are the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance pieces ever produced – but first the Trump-Netanyahu war-plan needed a credible excuse.

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China Newslinks 16 June 2019

16 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

The Green New Deal: Whither Capitalism?
https://socialistproject.ca/2019/06/green-new-deal-whither-capitalism/

Mongolia Playing Stabilizing Role in Situation on Korean Peninsula
https://journal-neo.org/2019/06/16/mongolia-playing-stabilizing-role-in-situation-on-korean-peninsula/

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The Political Earthquake in Brazil Caused by Ongoing Intercept Exposés

14 June 2019 —  Internationalist 360°

Last Sunday, the Intercept and the Intercept Brasil published a series of exposés that has created a major political earthquake in Brazil that has only grown and intensified throughout the week. In less than a week, the once-revered Justice Minister of President Bolsonaro’s government, Sergio Moro, now faces widespread calls to resign from the same large Brazilian media outlets that spent years transforming him into an untouchable icon of integrity and uncritically applauding his every move.

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Syria and War Propaganda: Robert Stuart vs the BBC

7 June 2019 — 21st Century Wire

The Living Dead: Still image from the BBC’s unbelievable ‘napalm attack’ scene in Panorama’s controversial documentary, “Saving Syria’s Children.”

By Susan Dirgham and Rick SterlingIt’s a David vs Goliath story. A former local newspaper reporter, Robert Stuart, is taking on the British Broadcasting Corporation. Stuart believes that a sensational video story about an alleged atrocity in Syria “was largely, if not entirely, staged.”  The BBC would like it all to just go away. But like David, Stuart will not back down or let it go.

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Brexit trade delusions show why Britain needs to confront its history of empire By Rahul Verma

15 June 2019 — Global Justice Now

Edward Duncan’s painting of the East India Company iron steam ship Nemesis destroying Chinese war junks in Anson’s Bay, 1843 | Credit: National Maritime Museum, London

On 7 December, 2016, nearly six months after the referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech to the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain. She said: “As Britain leaves the European Union so we intend to take a leap forward, to look outwards and seek to become the most committed and most passionate advocate of free trade in the world.”

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Brazil: general strike highlights Bolsonaro’s weakness By Jorge Martin

15 June 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Image: Liberdade e Luta

Millions participated in the general strike in Brazil on 14 June, with demonstrations in 380 cities across the country. The strike had been called to reject the proposed counter-reform of the pension system by the Bolsonaro government, but also reflected opposition to education cuts, which had already brought millions onto the streets on 15 and 30 May.

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Campaigners Launch Legal Challenge over UK’s ‘Secret Trade Talks’ with United States

14 June 2019 — Global Research – Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now has launched a legal challenge at the Information Rights Tribunal over the Department for International Trade’s failure to release details of numerous trade meetings it has held with the United States and other countries since the EU referendum in 2016.

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China Newslinks 14-15 June 2019

15 June 2019 • 20: 00– The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Today’s links 15 June 2019
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2019/06/todays-links_15.html

US-India Strategic Partnership: Pompeo Hinted at a Big “Surprise”. Contain both Russia and China
https://www.asia-pacificresearch.com/pompeo-hinted-big-surprise-during-his-upcoming-trip-india/5628692

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