Iran Newslinks 25 June 2019

25 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

Cost of potential US war with Iran? $250 oil & another [much much bigger] Afghanistan
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/06/25/cost-of-potential-us-war-with-iran-250-oil-another-much-much-bigger-afghanistan/

Will the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Extend into the Middle East?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/trumps-tweet-good-pretext-operationalize-arabian-aspect-w-cpec/5681679

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Washington’s wager concerning Iran by Thierry Meyssan

25 June 2019 — Voltaire Network

Even more than Syria, Iran is now at the heart of the confrontation between East and West. The astounded public is witnessing Washington’s daily about-turns in what seems – mistakenly – to be an escalation towards war between the two countries. But this is not what it is about. Fortunately, the two Great Powers have demonstrated for the last 75 years that they are reasonable, and have always managed to stand down before they arrive at the point of mutual destruction.

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Iran Newslinks 20 June 2019

20 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

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

US refutes reports on reconnaissance drone allegedly being shot down over Iran
https://tass.com/world/1064637

Growing war danger as Pentagon presents new “evidence” Iran struck tankers
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/20/iran-j20.html

US-Turkey conflict nears breaking point
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/20/ustu-j20.html

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Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf? By Manlio Dinucci

19 June 2019 — Global Research

While the United States prepares a new escalation of tension in the Middle East by accusing Iran of attacking petrol tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Italian vice-Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met with one of the artisans of this strategy in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, assuring him that “Italy wants to regain its place as the major partner on the European continent of the greatest Western democracy”. Thereby he has allied Italy with the operation launched by Washington. 

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Iran Newslinks 19 June 2019

19 June 2019 • 15:10 — The New Dark Age

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

Who Are the Arsonists of the Petrol Tankers in the Gulf?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/who-arsonists-petrol-tankers-gulf/5681046

“Heightened Tensions With Iran”: Provoking the Bear and the Dragon – And Hoping for the Best?
https://www.globalresearch.ca/provoking-bear-dragon-hoping-best/5681050

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Have you heard of the CIA’s Iran mission center? by Vijay Prashad

19 June 2019 — MROnline

Operation AJAX cartoon from the book, Operation Ajax: The Story of the CIA Coup that Remade the Middle East. Mike de Seve (Author), Daniel Burwen (Illustrator), Stephen Kinzer (Foreword)

This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was adamant—just hours after it happened—that the explosions on two Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were the responsibility of Iran. Iran did this, he said, and Iran would have to pay the price. The United States government offered no evidence for this claim, apart from a grainy video that showed little that seemed conclusive. Pompeo took no questions.

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Iranian comment on foreign military forces in the Gulf by Majid Takht Ravanchi

18 June 2019 — Voltaire Network

JPEG - 38.8 kbI am writing to you with regard to the recent alarming security situation in the broader Persian Gulf region. There are indications that certain circles from outside of this region – through fabrications, disinformation, fake intelligence and fake news, relying on the support of their allies in the Middle East as well as dispatching naval forces to the region – are pursuing their illegitimate interests by sowing further division and creating more mistrust between regional countries in the Persian Gulf, as well as fomenting insecurity and escalating the already high tension in this volatile region. If unchecked, the current situation might – sooner or later – go beyond the perimeter of control and thereby lead to another unnecessary regional crisis.

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UK: Tory government positions itself as most loyal US ally against Iran By Chris Marsden

18 June 2019 — WSWS

Britain intends to send special forces to the Gulf of Oman. Their stated mission is to protect UK warships amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. But politically their role will be to help consolidate the Conservative government’s position as the premier ally of the Trump administration, which is considered essential amid the escalating crisis over Britain’s exiting the European Union.

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US Cyber Attack on Russia’s Power Grid is an ‘Act of War’ (According to the US) by Dave Lindorff

16 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

What about Venezuela’s hacked power grid?

Russia and the US are engaging in tit-for-tat hacking of each others’ power grid, the New York Times is reporting, in what is really a kind of cyber “cold war” where the hackers from each country’s military and intelligence services load electronic “explosives” in the computer systems of critical infrastructure of the other, that in a crisis or war could be “detonated” to create chaos or bring down electric grids.

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