Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA By Elijah J. Magnier

17 August 2019 — Global Research

The UK acknowledged its first defeat by Iran when it released the Iranian super tanker “Grace 1” captured by 30 Royal Navy commandos in the first week of July in response to a US request, as the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell revealed. In response, Iran will release the British-flagged tanker “Stena Impero”, captured by the “Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps” (IRGC) Special Forces before Saturday mid-day. This tit-for-tat response by Iran showed its determined deterrence policy towards the west:  Iran is ready to accept any consequences, including a possible war if necessary.

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Nearly five million people in the UK live in “deep poverty” By Dennis Moore

17 August 2019 — WSWS

A study by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) finds that more than 4 million people in the UK are mired in “deep poverty,” with an income at least 50 percent below the official poverty line. Many families in this bracket struggle to pay for the most basic essentials.

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Dominic Cummings and the Downing Street Plan of chaos

17 August 2019 — True Publica

The madman in Downing Street

By TruePublica: The man behind shaping Boris Johnson’s premiership, the architect of Vote Leave, Brexit and the U.K.’s future in the world also wants radical change in the way Britain is run and to rebuild world politics. This vision includes seeing the destruction of the European Union, the biggest trading bloc in the world and the United Nations – designed to uphold world peace as a political opportunity. Dominic Cummings is lauded as the genius who is upsetting the establishment, but the truth is, he’s a dangerous techno-theorist whose deluded mistakes will take much more than a generation to fix.

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Venezuela News Links 16-17 August 2019

17 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Shoigu’s Ships Will Be Sent to Venezuela! Moscow Signs Warship Treaty With Caracas!
http://thesaker.is/shoigus-ships-will-be-sent-to-venezuela-moscow-signs-warship-treaty-with-caracas/

US Black Peace Delegation Returns from Venezuela
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/08/16/us-black-peace-delegation-returns-from-venezuela/

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China News Links 16-17 August 2019

17 August 2019 — The New Dark Age

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US Seeks to Become World Political Schemers
https://journal-neo.org/2019/08/17/us-seeks-to-become-world-political-schemers/

US continues to have predominant military influence in Africa, expert says
https://tass.com/world/1073849

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