House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War

House Passes Amendments to End War Authorizations, Preemptively Defund Iran War By Jason Ditz The flurry of amendments to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moving through the House of Representatives is finally wrapping up Friday, where a series of Thursday night debates gave way to key votes early Friday on some contentious issues. Major subjects of those debates included amendments that aim to end both the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The 2001 repeal passed 237-183, while the 2002 repeal passed even easier…

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Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move that threatens to hugely escalate tensions between Iran and the US, British Royal Marines raided and seized an Iranian oil tanker at Gibraltar on Thursday. The tanker was accused by British officials of heading to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed summoning the British Ambassador to express “very strong objection to the illegal and unacceptable seizure” of the ship. Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a…

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British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria

British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday. They suspected the tanker was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions. The Grace 1 oil tanker was believed to have started its journey in Iran. “That refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria,” Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said. “With my consent, our port and law enforcement agencies…

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Ron Paul Talks Julian Assange, Trump, And Iran

Ron Paul Talks Julian Assange, Trump, And Iran By The Jimmy Dore Show Ron Paul joins Jimmy Dore for a wide-ranging discussion. At the core is how to cross traditional party lines in the pursuit of the larger issues of truth, transparency and the non-aggression principle at home and abroad.  Subscribe Jimmy Dore on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jimmy_Dore Ron Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonPaul Stef Zamorano on Twitter: https://twitter.com/miserablelib Edited by Arno Bolbolian: https://twitter.com/Arneasy About The Jimmy Dore Show: #TheJimmyDoreShow is a hilarious and irreverent take on news, politics and culture featuring…

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7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident

7 Reasons To Be Highly Skeptical Of The Gulf Of Oman Incident By Caitlin Johnstone In a move that surprised exactly zero people, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wasted no time scrambling to blame Iran for damage done to two sea vessels in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, citing exactly zero evidence. “This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has…

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Potential Iran False Flag As Rocket Falls Near US Embassy In Iraq & Explosion Hits Israeli Base

Potential Iran False Flag As Rocket Falls Near US Embassy In Iraq & Explosion Hits Israeli Base By TLAV A rocket lands in Green Zone in Iraq. Trump appears to blame Iran Twitter “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” John Bolton heads to war room. Explosion hits military facility in Israel. Is this a false flag to foment war with Iran? YouTube newsman TLAV (The Last American Vagabond) on the latest below. Visit TheLastAmericanVagabond.com, subscribe to TLAV…

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After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks

After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks By Matt Agorist Often, the American mainstream media becomes a de facto government employee, taking the claims of U.S. officials and reporting them as proven fact — and nothing exemplifies this penchant better than reporting on the Gulf of Tonkin incident — perhaps one of most flagrant lies ever dreamed up as a justification for war. On August 5, 1964, the New York Times reported “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats…

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Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq

Neocons Say Iran Positioning Missiles Against US in Iraq By Kurt Nimmo A Reuters story published on Tuesday mentions the next false flag incident to move the war against Iran forward. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s surprise visit to Baghdad this month came after U.S. intelligence showed Iran-backed Shi’ite militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces, according to two Iraqi security sources. He told Iraq’s top brass to keep the militias, which are expanding their power in Iraq and now form part of its security apparatus, in check, the…

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Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks

Warnings of ‘Gulf of Tonkin 2.0’ as US Officials Blame Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks By Jake Johnson (CD) — Is the Trump administration attempting to concoct a false pretext to justify launching a war against Iran? That question has become increasingly common and urgent among anti-war commentators and activists in recent days as U.S. intelligence officials—without citing any concrete evidence—blamed Iran for reported attacks on Saudi and UAE oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend. Commentators quickly likened the accusations to the Gulf of Tonkin incident, referring…

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Bolton Threatens Iran With “Unrelenting Force” as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East

Bolton Threatens Iran With “Unrelenting Force” as US Bombers Deployed to Middle East By Jake Johnson In a late Sunday statement warning—without any evidence whatsoever—of “troubling and escalatory” actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action. The United States, said Bolton, “is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message…

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