Iran News Links 10-11 May 2018

11 May 2018 17:42:58 —

The Sound and Fury and Silences of Donald Trump. “What is the Purpose of America’s Roughly 4,000 Existing Nuclear Weapons?”

Iran – Trump’s Broken Deal – Maneuver to War?
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Unmasking the White Helmets

28 April 2018 — Sic Semper Tyrannis


British government official agencies are the patrons, managers and funders of the White Helmets, who have been the go-to source for the mainstream Western media reporting on the ongoing Syrian war.  For good measure, the U.S. State Department’s Agency for International Development (USAID) has kicked in $23 million to finance Mayday Rescue, the cutout between the White Helmets and the British Ministry of Defense, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 10 Downing Street.  This is all a matter of public record, yet no Western major media outlet has bothered to include these “data points” in their lavish coverage of the White Helmets.

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Media Use Disinformation To Accuse Russia Of Spreading Such

11 May 2018 — Moon of Alabama

The Grauniad is slipping deeper into the disinformation business: Revealed: UK’s push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance is the headline of a page one piece which reveals exactly nothing. There is no secret lifted and no one was discomforted by a questioning journalist. 

Like other such pieces it uses disinformation to accuse Russia of spreading such.

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Will a Torturer Become CIA Director? By Ray McGovern

11 May 2018 — Global Research

Gina Haspel faces a confirmation hearing on Wednesday to become CIA director despite her record of supporting torture, which even the Pentagon admitted does not work, says Ray McGovern.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to recommend that Gina Haspel be confirmed as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The mind boggles.

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Who’s Reacting to Iran Deal Pull-Out? Why, It’s Women in Chadors, Walking Past Anti-US Mural By Jim Naureckas

11 May 2018 — FAIR

Adam Johnson (FAIR.org10/21/17) called the “Woman in Chador Walks by Anti-US Mural” image  “one of the most overused and toxic stock photos.” Documenting its ubiquity in online US coverage of Iran, Johnson argued that the cliche photo of “one or two Iranian women clad in black chadors, faces usually barely visible, walking past a mural of the Statute of Liberty with a skull face” was intended “to lazily tie together US-bashing and perceived subjugation of women, reinforcing the image of Iran as a country defined by misogyny and seething hate for the West.”

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In Provoking Iran and Allies Alike to Please Netanyahu, Donald Trump has become the Most-Pro-Zionist American President Ever By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay

11 May 2018 — Global Research

Our position is straightforward. This is a bad deal [Iran Nuclear Deal]. Either fix it — or cancel it. This is Israel’s position. Binyamin Netanyahu (1949- ), Israel Prime minister, (comment made on Tues. Sept. 12, 2017).

“…You know that I am the best thing that could happen to Israel…and I’ll be that. Donald Trump (1946-), (in a speech to Jewish donors and supporters to his presidential campaignin Washington D.C., on Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015).

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Black Agenda Report 10 May 2018: Limitations of the Poor Peoples Campaign, Trump's Economic War on the Planet, Trump & Israeli Collusion

10 May 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Barber Sermon on Militarism Reveals Philosophical & Political Limitations of the Poor Peoples Campaign 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor

The PPC is the voice of the Institutional Church in the US. It pinpoints immoral policies and people as root causes of war, empire, militarism and austerity, refuses to admit the existence of capitalism as the problem or socialism as the solution. Continue reading

At 70, Israel more than ever deserves a cultural and academic boycott

10 May 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israel’s deportation of a law professor and conviction of a Palestinian poet underscore wrong-headed objections to BDS

Middle East Eye – 10 May 2018

Recent events have highlighted why the continuing refusal by many Western academics and artists to take up the Palestinian call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel is so wrong-headed.

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