“Economic Terror”: Trump Regime Aims to Starve Venezuelans into Submission By Stephen Lendman

8 August 2019 — Global Research

Venezuela Vice President Delcy Rodriguez

Under both extremist right wings of the US war party, the incremental Nazification of America may become full-blown in our lifetimes if not strongly challenged by the world community.

The Trump regime exceeds the worst of its predecessors. Based on the trend since the 1980s, whatever leadership succeeds it is likely to be even more contemptuous of world peace, equity and justice.

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Washington orders international embargo on Venezuela, threatens invasion By Andrea Lobo

7 August 2019 — WSWS

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday freezing “all property and interests in property of the Government of Venezuela that are in the United States.” The move is the culmination of a series of increasingly severe sanctions and marks a new stage in the US coup operation against the Government of Nicolás Maduro.

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S-400 and Turkey: A Middle Eastern Perspective

4 August 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Middle Eastern media outlets have been actively reporting on the delivery of Russia’s S-400 Triumph missile systems purchased by Turkey.

The authors of these articles have tried to assess the significance of this deal for Turkey, the reaction of Ankara’s NATO allies and the possible consequences in terms of the regional and global balance of power. The headlines of a number of these stories are quite telling: “Could Turkey swing over to the Russian camp?”, “Will Turkey leave NATO?”.

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New British Prime Minister Faced with Two Major Challenges: Brexit and Iran

26 July, 2019 — Info Brics

By Sarah Abed, an independent journalist and political commentator

The two most pressing issues on newly appointed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plate right now are Brexit and Iran. Will the UK leave the EU on October 31st regardless of whether they have a new deal, as he has stated previously? Will he choose diplomacy with Iran over increased sanctions and a military confrontation?
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War by Other Means: Understanding and Challenging U.S. Sanctions Policies

15 July 2019 — RT

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Sanctions are often presented as a diplomatic and peaceful alternative to direct military engagement, sanctions ironically can have just as devastating outcomes. Addressing the situations of Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, this 2019 Left Forum panel addresses the origins, implementation, and impact of US-imposed sanctions.

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Criminal US Sanctions & Passive Mass Murder Of Venezuelans By State Terrorist Trump America by Dr Gideon Polya

10 July 2019 — Counter Currents

Economic experts  have determined that Trump American sanctions on the impoverished state of Venezuela have so far been associated with 5 million refugees and 80,000 excess deaths from deprivation in the last 2 years (alternative estimates are of 45,000 -173,000 such deaths). The Organization of American States predicts 8 million Venezuelan refugees by the end of 2020. Decent Humanity must utterly condemn and oppose this passive mass murder of Venezuelans by a morally degenerate Trump America.

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The dialectics of economic warfare

10 July 2019 — The Delphi Initiative

A paper delivered to the Moscow academic economic forum (MAEF)

by Dr. Leo Gabriel
from the Institute for Intercultural Research and Cooperation in Vienna, Austria

It was in 2004 when the war in Iraq was at its peak, that the renown political scientist Emanuel Wallerstein announced at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India, a public discussion under the surprising title: “Is the neoliberal transformation dead?“  We, the members of the International Council of the WSF were shocked, because this announcement touched the raison d´etre, the roots of the whole event where for the third time more than one hundred thousand activists from all continents had come together in order to exchange alternative concepts and strategies to combat neoliberalism.

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Rather Dangerous US Manoeuvres Around Iran By Viktor Mikhin

6 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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The US-Iranian front has recently seen lightning speed developments that keep spreading over an ever increasing number of regions, Presidents and Prime Ministers of many countries, as well as the leaders of various institutions, foundations and companies. International media provide various kinds of comment, articles, essays, hypotheses and forecasts that have literally flooded newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. Everyman can hardly cope with this information overdose and finds it difficult to make anything out in the subtleties of the foreign policy the White House is carrying out at the moment where rules can hardly be found.

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No, Iran Does Not Break The Nuclear Deal (Updated)

1 July 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Here is some fakenews from the Guardian which falsely claims that Iran breaks the nuclear deal.

Iran today announced that its stockpile of low enriched uranium now exceeds the 300 kilogram of enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) level set out as a limit in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (pdf).

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Imperial Overreach in Iran By Suvrat Raju

27 June, 2019 — Research Unit for Political Economy

In the last week of June 2019, as this article was being written, tensions between the U.S. and Iranian governments escalated sharply. On June 20, 2019, in response to aggressive U.S. actions, including the mobilization of troops, naval forces, and aerial provocations, Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone flying  near the Iranian border.[i]  The U.S. government used this as an excuse to threaten to bomb Iran.[ii] The United States might implement this threat in the near future, setting off a wider conflict.

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China Newslinks 12 June 2019

12 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

Panda Diplomacy Much Better than Mafia Extortion of Collapsing West
https://journal-neo.org/2019/06/12/panda-diplomacy-much-better-than-mafia-extortion-of-collapsing-west-1209/

‘Make Russia Prostrate Again’ Is the Only Thing US Democrats and Republicans Can Agree on
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/06/12/make-russia-prostrate-again-is-the-only-thing-us-democrats-and-republicans-can-agree-on/

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