Bojo/Brexit News Links 25 September 2019

25 September 2019 • 23:15 — The New Dark Age

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

Corbyn cuts through the Brexit chaos and media noise during BBC interview

Britain: political crisis deepens as Supreme Court intervenes
http://www.marxist.com/britain-political-crisis-deepens-as-supreme-court-intervenes.htm

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Saudis Blame Iran for Aramco Strikes But Retaliate by Bombing Yemeni Civilians

24 September 2019 — Mint Press

The Saudi-led Coalition has used systematic economic strangulation as a weapon of war. This, to the many in Yemen who celebrated the Aramco attack, is sufficient justification for targeting the heart of Saudi Arabia’s economy.

by Ahmed Abdulkareem

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How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath

25 September 2019 — Asia Times

How Yemen’s Houthis are bringing down a Goliath

An image taken from a video made available on July 7, 2019 by the press office of the Yemeni Shiite Houthi group shows ballistic missiles, labeled ‘Made in Yemen,’ at a recent exhibition of missiles and drones at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Footage showed models of at least 15 unmanned drones and missiles of different sizes and ranges. Photo: AFP/ Al-Houthi Group Media Office

‘From a military perspective, nobody ever took our forces in Yemen seriously,’ scholar says

By Pepe Escobar, Beirut

“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details.”

The statement above was not written by Franz Kafka. In fact, it was written by a Kafka derivative: Brussels-based European bureaucracy. The Merkel-Macron-Johnson trio, representing Germany, France and the UK, seems to know what no “ongoing investigation” has unearthed: that Tehran was definitively responsible for the twin aerial strikes on Saudi oil installations.

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Johnson Enters Neo-Con Heaven By Craig Murray

25 September 2019 — Craig Murray

There has been remarkably little media commentary on the effect of the UK leaving the EU Common Foreign Policy, even though this is a major aim of Johnson, Gove and the Tory Brexiteers. The media appear not to have noticed the existence of the Common Foreign Policy. We saw perhaps the first public glimpse of the UK’s new foreign policy yesterday when Boris Johnson breeched the EU Common Foreign Policy to join Donald Trump in denouncing the Iran nuclear treaty. As the UK has not actually left the EU yet, that was bad faith and an illegal act against an EU treaty obligation, but following the law is evidently of no concern whatsoever to Johnson.

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UK Supreme Court rules Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament illegal

25 September 2019 — WSWS

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

British politics entered uncharted waters yesterday as the Supreme Court—the UK’s highest judicial body—declared illegal Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authoritarian prorogation of parliament.

Far from resolving the crisis over Brexit, the ruling has set in motion what one political commentator described as a “constitutional earthquake.”

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National Unity in Syria and Venezuela by Thierry Meyssan

24 September 2019 — Voltaire Network

As we alone announced at the beginning of the month, a decisive step towards peace was made simultaneously in Syria and Venezuela on September 16th. The two nations no longer force themselves to negotiate with terrorists, but their governments have undertaken to build a new regime in conjunction with their patriotic opposition.

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