Iran News Links 8-9 January 2019

9 January 2020 • 21:20 — The New Dark Age

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

A New Middle East “Made in Iran” is About to Be Born

Trump was never a break from the norm in US politics – and his fight against Iran proves it

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JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom–new podcast series–interviews on upcoming extradition trial

9 January 2020 — CovertAction Magazine


JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom
News-breaking radio series at CovertAction Magazine
with interviews on upcoming extradition trial

In the wake of the U.S. illegal drone strike and assassination of Qasem Soleimani, it has become all the more timely to expose the illegal activities of the U.S. government. Julian Assange did just that, and he is now facing extradition to the U.S. and a lifetime sentence behind the bars of a U.S. maximum security penitentiary. As his health declines, not only does he deserve our support at this critical moment, the right to publish and inform the public is at stake.

PEPE ESCOBAR: Trump to De-Escalate: Intel Source

9 January 2020 — Consortium News

“It is most unlikely Trump will escalate at this point, and this could provide him with the opportunity to leave the Middle East except for the Gulf States. Trump wants to get out,” a U.S. intelligence source says.

By Pepe Escobar
Special to Consortium News

President Donald Trump will de-escalate the crisis with Iran when he speaks to the nation at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, a U.S. intelligence source has told me.

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Moon of Alabama on the Solomaini assassination 4 – 9 January 2020 Updated

9 January 2020 — Moon of Alabama

[Rather than try and play catchup with Moon’s output on the Solomaini assassination, I’ve decided to simply assemble links to all the essays including a description of course. Why only Moon of Alabama? Well firstly, I create news links to dozens of sources but mainly because Bernhard, the author, mostly writes eminently sensible  and accurate analysis of actual events, a rarety these days.  WB]

Pentagon Accuses Iran Of Shooting Down A Ukrainian Plane But Its Evidence Is Flimsy

The Pentagon is accusing Iran’s air defense of shooting down the Ukraninan plane that crashed yesterday near Tehran. The Pentagon says that it was an accidental incident. But the evidence on which the claim is based is flimsy. We reported…

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