Archiv: Sabotage (de / en)


28.11.2020 - 22:10 [ New York Times ]

Israel’s Gamble: If Assassination Fails to Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program, Blowing Up Deal Is Easy

The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.

28.11.2020 - 18:42 [ theGuardian.com ]

Iran scientist’s assassination appears intended to undermine nuclear deal

If Mossad was indeed behind the assassination, Israel had a closing window of opportunity in which to carry it out with a green light from an American president, and there seems little doubt that Trump, seeking to play a spoiler role in his last weeks in office, would have given approval, if not active assistance. He is reported to have asked for military options in Iran, in the aftermath of his election defeat.

27.11.2020 - 18:12 [ Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran / Twitter ]

Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators Iran calls on int’l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.

27.11.2020 - 18:09 [ CNN ]

Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed in apparent assassination, state media reports

Iran’s top nuclear scientist was reportedly killed Friday in an apparent assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.

23.11.2020 - 17:11 [ Politico.com ]

AstraZeneca to seek FDA authorization for vaccine based on foreign trial data

The company halted its U.S. trial in early September over safety concerns, after a trial participant reported neurological problems. The study resumed earlier this month after FDA concluded that no evidence linked the volunteer’s symptoms to the shot.

23.11.2020 - 17:04 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

AstraZeneca shares slip after analyst says vaccine will struggle to get green light in US – live updates

SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges said the treatment may never gain approval from US regulator the FDA, and said Astra had highlighted results from a “relatively small” number of patients.

30.10.2020 - 12:50 [ Cleveland.com ]

University Hospitals and CWRU join global study of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca paused its trial in early September to review safety data because a British trial participant developed a neurological condition.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the resumption of the company’s U.S. trials after reviewing global safety data. The trial had already resumed in other countries.

29.10.2020 - 05:31 [ Bloomberg ]

Astra-Oxford Vaccine Stays Near Front of Line Despite U.S. Delay

A seven-week halt to a U.S. trial of the Covid vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford bumped it from pole position in the race for a protective shot, but it’s still in the leading pack.

26.10.2020 - 17:19 [ CNN ]

It took AstraZeneca researchers 1 month to get vaccine trial data to FDA, source tells CNN

(14.10.2020)

The source said the root of the delay is that the participant was in the United Kingdom, and the European Medicines Agency and the FDA store data differently.

„They had to convert data from one format to another format. It’s like taking stuff off a PC and putting it onto an Apple. They had to spend a lot of hours to get what they wanted,“ the source said.

26.10.2020 - 17:17 [ Statnews.com ]

As AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine trial remains on hold in U.S., participants waiting on a second dose are in limbo

(06.10.2020)

Still, such participants occupy an unusual position in a trial shutdown that is being closely watched as a potential indicator of the prospects of a frontrunner in the race to develop a vaccine to curb the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the participant who spoke with STAT — and others in his same position who can’t currently get their booster shot — the trial halt has become a waiting game. “Now, we’re waiting as the lab rats in the corner,” said the participant, who requested anonymity because he was worried he could face consequences if study investigators found out he had spoken to the press.

25.10.2020 - 14:40 [ Justice Democrats / Twitter ]

Progressive @karaforcongress beat centrist Democrat Brad Ashford in the 2018 NE primary. Eastman THEN beat Ashford’s wife in 2020 by a HUGE margin. Today, Ashford cut a TV ad for the Trump Republican. So much for unity. Send Kara some money if you can!:

23.10.2020 - 02:31 [ theHill.com ]

Trump pushing to declassify document disputing intel findings on Russia: report

But two officials said their calls for declassification have been met with opposition from within the intelligence agencies, with some objecting that such a release would be too close to Election Day.

20.10.2020 - 04:33 [ Xinhuanet ]

Trump campaign demands foreign policy be central focus of final presidential debate

„As is the long-standing custom, and as has been promised by the Commission on Presidential Debates, we had expected that foreign policy would be the central focus of the October 22 debate,“ Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said in a letter to the commission on Monday.

„We urge you to recalibrate the topics and return to subjects which had already been confirmed,“ Stepien wrote.

20.10.2020 - 04:25 [ Newsweek.com ]

Trump Campaign Requests Debate Topics Change to Focus on Foreign Policy, Alleges Debate Commission is Helping Biden

President Donald Trump’s campaign accused the Commission on Presidential Debates of shifting the focus of Thursday’s debate away from foreign policy in an effort to „insulate“ former Vice President Joe Biden „from his own history.“

20.10.2020 - 04:06 [ Fox News ]

Gidley accuses debate commission of ‚failure‘ by omitting foreign policy from topics list

„First, they tried to mess up the whole process with a virtual debate,“ Gidley told „The Story“ host Martha MacCallum.

„Then, all of a sudden, the last debate — which is typically about foreign policy, something we talked about with the commission early on when we agreed to the rules set forward … now what do you know?“

20.10.2020 - 03:38 [ Washington Examiner ]

Trump campaign cries foul over change in third debate focus from foreign policy

Announced Friday, the topics include, „Fighting COVID-19,“ „American Families,“ „Race in America,“ „Climate Change,“ National Security,“ and „Leadership.“

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Jason Miller, a Trump campaign senior adviser, called the debate’s focus on foreign policy „perfect,“ pointing to what he said was Biden’s support for „endless wars.“

20.10.2020 - 03:13 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Trump campaign trashes debate commission for leaving foreign policy off list of topics

NBC News’ Kristen Welker, who will moderate the next debate, announced on Monday the topics would cover Covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security, and leadership.

13.10.2020 - 07:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Corona-Maßnahmen der Länder: Dürfen die das?

Aber dürfen sie das überhaupt? Oder müssten nicht eigentlich die direkt gewählten Parlamente – also der Bundestag oder die Parlamente der Länder – das in die Hand nehmen? Diese Frage wird letztlich das Bundesverfassungsgericht entscheiden müssen. Das aber dürfte voraussichtlich noch etwas dauern.

10.10.2020 - 12:18 [ USA Today ]

Trump lashes out at Barr after realizing inquiry into Russia probe won’t be public before election

Trump has ramped up his criticism of Barr in recent days as he seeks to make the origins of the Russia probe a major election issue. The president has long cast the Russia investigation as a political hoax meant to undermine him and has called for the indictment of his political enemies, including former President Barack Obama and former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

10.10.2020 - 12:08 [ CNN ]

Pompeo says he will release Clinton emails following Trump criticism

„She said she had 33,000 e-mails,“ Trump told Fox News on Thursday. „They’re in the State Department, but Mike Pompeo is unable to get them out, which is very sad actually. I’m — I’m not happy about him for that, that reason. He was unable to get — I don’t know why. You’re running the State Department and you get them out. But they’re in the State Department.“

29.09.2020 - 17:22 [ Haaretz ]

The Bibi Cult Has Finally Detached Itself From Israeli Society

Today, none of them would even trust an agreement to buy a bicycle from him. They’ll turn their backs on him when the scent of his weakness strengthens, at which point the Bibi-ists will call them a radical leftist faction financed by the New Israel Fund.

The haters of the old elite and Mapai followed Netanyahu because he promised to destroy these groups – and indeed in this realm he has chalked up a few achievements.

29.09.2020 - 17:01 [ Haaretz ]

Coronavirus Israel Live: Lockdown Won’t Be Lifted Within Month, ‚May Take Much Longer,‘ Netanyahu Says

Also on Tuesday, the Knesset is debating an amendment to the government’s coronavirus law that would bar protesters from traveling more than a kilometer (0.6 mi) from their homes to attend a demonstration.

Outside, hundreds of protesters gathered to protest the legislation, three of whom were arrested by Israel Police.

29.09.2020 - 17:00 [ Haaretz ]

Limiting Protests Back in Focus as Netanyahu Gets Conditional Support From Gantz’s Party

Parliamentary voting will resume after the government failed to complete ratification of the legislation on Friday, and so protests were held Saturday night, as they have been for the past several months on Saturday evenings.

The government has sought to limit the distance protesters can protest to within 1 kilometer from their homes, a restriction which the current version of the law, passed in July, specifically prohibits. The government is now seeking to restrict protesters’ movements.

26.09.2020 - 17:21 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Oktoberfest-Anschlag: Viele Fragen sind noch immer offen

„Gerichtsfest kann man gar nichts sagen, da die Ermittlungstätigkeit von den Behörden auf vielfältige Art und Weise blockiert worden ist“, sagt der langjährige BR-Journalist Ulrich Chaussy, der seit Jahrzehnten zu dem Attentat recherchiert. Man wisse nicht, ob Köhler wirklich „die Bombe gezündet hat, ob er die Bombe gebaut hat“, sagt Chaussy – und „wir wissen nicht, wer bei Köhler am Tatabend dabei gewesen ist“.

26.09.2020 - 16:48 [ Wilde Saaten ]

So war das einmal gedacht mit dem Biogas …

(23.06.2018)

So war das mal gedacht mit dem Biogas in den 80er-Jahren. Verwertung des auf dem Hof anfallenden Mists bzw. der Gülle in einer kleinen Biogasanlage, und dann erst den so verbesserten Dünger raus auf das Feld. Wie so oft wurde auch dieses so wunderbare Konzept ins Gegenteil verkehrt, um nicht zu sagen pervertiert.

01.09.2020 - 11:59 [ Rationalgalerie ]

Die Reichstags-Sturm-Inszenierung

Ursprünglich verboten war die GG-Demo der Querdenker. Das Gericht hob das Verbot auf. Die Reichsbürger-Aktion hätte wg. des „Gesetz über befriedete Bezirke für Verfassungsorgane des Bundes“ (Bannmeile) jederzeit separat verboten werden können

29.08.2020 - 14:13 [ Holger Kopp / Twitter ]

Weitergeleitet aus Samuel Eckert EILANTRAG BEIM VERWALTUNGSGERICHT LÄUFT!!

29.08.2020 - 13:21 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Berliner Polizei löst Demo gegen Corona-Maßnahmen auf

Die Berliner Polizei löst die Anti-Corona-Demo in Berlin auf. Das teilte sie auf Twitter mit. Grund sei, dass Auflagen nicht eingehalten worden seien.

29.08.2020 - 13:19 [ Polizei Berlin Einsatz / Twitter ]

Es bleibt uns leider keine andere Möglichkeit: Wir sind an den Versammlungsleiter der Demo herangetreten und haben ihm mitgeteilt, dass seine Versammlung polizeilich aufgelöst wird. Alle bisherigen Maßnahmen haben nicht zu einem Einhalten der Auflagen geführt.

29.08.2020 - 12:36 [ Polizei Berlin Einsatz / Twitter ]

Eine Vielzahl der Teilnehmenden des geplanten Aufzuges sammelt sich im vorderen Bereich der Antretefläche & unterschreitet dabei die Mindestabstände. Nutzen Sie die gesamte Antretefläche bis zum BB Tor. Erst wenn die Abstände eingehalten werden, kann die Demo loslaufen. #b2908

29.08.2020 - 12:22 [ QUERDENKEN 711 - Wir für das Grundgesetz / Youtube ]

Start des Aufzugs verzögert sich – Beschluss des OVG wird von der Polizei ignoriert

(video)

28.08.2020 - 12:09 [ philosophia-perennis.com ]

Querdenken 711: Verwaltungsgericht Berlin spielt auf Zeit – Merkel lobt Innensenator Geisel

Zwar könnte das Oberveraltungsgericht nicht wie das Verwaltungsgericht erneut eine 24 Stundenfrist setzen, weil dann ja der Verhandlungsgegenstand schon erledigt und der Sonntag gekommen wäre, aber dessen dann wohl knapp vor Demobeginn zu erwartende Entscheidung hätte Rechtskraft.

Mit Blöick auf dieses Gebaren darf also vermuten werden, dass das Land Berlin sich relativ sicher ist, die politische Kontrolle über das Verwaltungs- und/oder das Oberverwaltungsgericht zu besitzen, aber nicht über das Bundesverfassungsgericht. Nun wird auch klar, warum die Berliner Behörde die Demo so spät abgesagt hat. Ein perfides Spiel auf Zeit!

17.08.2020 - 19:22 [ Jonathan Turley / theHill.com ]

Virtual democracy means Congress and the courts should go online now

(21.03.2020)

Both Congress and the Supreme Court have stopped meeting out of fear of physical contact, even though the technology exists to allow officials to continue working in virtual spaces. Legal barriers could be removed to allow such a shift to a type of virtual democracy, but the main barrier seems to be conceptual and cultural.

We must not allow a constitutional system to wither like a starving man staring at an apple tree but incapable of imagining a stick.

24.07.2020 - 15:05 [ ORF.at ]

Derzeit keine Anträge zu Abstandsregelung bei VfGH

Verfassungsexperten gehen – nach der Aufhebung der generellen Ausgangsbeschränkung – davon aus, dass auch das Abstandsgebot gesetzwidrig sein dürfte.

Der VfGH kann aber Gesetze oder Verordnungen nicht von sich aus prüfen, sondern nur, wenn Rechtsfragen über einen Antrag oder eine Beschwerde an ihn herangetragen werden.

21.07.2020 - 12:43 [ Haaretz ]

Mike Pompeo, Enemy of American Values

(19.07.2020)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, has his eyes firmly set on the future. He is openly campaigning to succeed Trump as the party’s leader and to be its candidate in 2024.

17.07.2020 - 09:52 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

The CIA can now target/attack media outfits, charities, etc based on paranoid suspicion of ties to designated enemies and little to no hard evidence. Presumably this means US-based organizations are fair game as well.

16.07.2020 - 17:44 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Polizei Hessen: Bereits 2017 illegale Datenabfragen

Bereits 2018 war es zu solchen Abfragen im Fall der Frankfurter Anwältin Seda Basay-Yildiz gekommen. Sie hatte ebenfalls Drohmails bekommen, die mit „NSU 2.0“ unterzeichnet waren. „Diese Drohmails sind seit nunmehr zwei Jahren bekannt, und es ist in keinem einzigen Fall ermittelt worden, wer bei der Polizei die Daten abgefragt hat“, beklagt Schaus gegenüber dem SWR.

11.07.2020 - 16:38 [ New York Times ]

Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

In addition, some American and Israeli officials, and international security analysts, say that Iran may believe that President Trump will lose the November election and that his presumptive Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will want to resurrect some form of the negotiated settlement that the Obama administration reached with Tehran five years ago next week.

11.07.2020 - 16:33 [ Haaretz ]

Israel, U.S Developing Shared Strategy to Harm Iran’s Nuclear Facilities, Officials Tell NYT

The Times also said that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintains a close relationship with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, making it unlikely that Pompeo was unaware of the plan to attack the Natanz nuclear facility – if it was indeed an Israeli-engineered operation.

03.07.2020 - 15:12 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Seriously, Get The Hell Out Of Afghanistan

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House Armed Services Committee has added a Liz Cheney-spearheaded amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which throws severe roadblocks in the Trump administration’s proposed scale-down of US military presence in Afghanistan and Germany.

As The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald notes, both parties advancing the amendment cited in their arguments the completely unsubstantiated intelligence leak that was recently published by credulous mass media reporters alleging that Russia has paid bounties to Taliban fighters for killing the occupying forces in Afghanistan. Yet another western imperialist agenda once again facilitated by unforgivably egregious journalistic malpractice in the mass media.

03.07.2020 - 14:47 [ Max Blumenthal / The Grayzone ]

US claim of ‘Russian Bounty’ plot in Afghanistan is dubious and dangerous

Max Blumenthal breaks down the “Russian bounty” story’s flaws and how it aims to prolong the war in Afghanistan — and uses Russiagate tactics to continue pushing the Democratic Party to the right

03.07.2020 - 14:33 [ Lee Camp / Consortium News ]

LEE CAMP: Connecting the Dates – US Media Used To Stop The ‘Threat’ of Peace

Now, I’m not implying Trump is some kind of hippy peacenik. (He would look atrocious with no bra and flowers in his hair.) No, the military under Trump has dropped more bombs than under Obama, and that’s impressive since Obama dropped more bombs than ever before.

However, in certain areas of the world, Trump has threatened to create peace. Sure, he’s doing it for his own ego and because he thinks his base wants it, but whatever the reason, he has put forward plans or policies that go against the military industrial complex and the establishment war-hawks (which is 95 percent of the establishment).

20.06.2020 - 16:41 [ Krystal Ball / Twitter ]

Outrageous!!! 1 polling place for all of Louisville!!!???

20.06.2020 - 16:36 [ Washington Post ]

Kentucky braces for possible voting problems in Tuesday’s primary amid signs of high turnout

State officials anticipate a higher turnout than in past presidential primary years, driven in part by a late surge by upstart Senate candidate state Rep. Charles Booker, who is challenging former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath for the Democratic nomination to take on GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall.

01.06.2020 - 23:28 [ WAVE 3 News ]

LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest

An emotional Fischer announced Monday that there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.

“That lack of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said as he announced Conrad’s termination, effective immediately. Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.

01.06.2020 - 23:21 [ WAVE 3 News ]

Officer body cameras weren’t activated during shooting of David McAtee

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced there was no officer body camera video of the shooting that killed a popular owner of a barbecue restaurant early Monday morning.

20.05.2020 - 15:12 [ Fox News ]

Johnson says declassified Rice email shows Obama officials ’sabotaging the incoming administration‘

According to the email, then-FBI Director James Comey suggested to President Barack Obama in a Jan. 5, 2017 meeting that the National Security Council (NSC) might not want to pass „sensitive information related to Russia“ to Flynn, then Rice’s designated successor.

The note was fully declassified by Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell and transmitted to the Justice Department. Fox News obtained a copy Tuesday from Johnson’s office, which had sought access to the document.

16.05.2020 - 09:23 [ JustTheNews.com ]

Making of a myth: Timeline of media’s role in selling ‚Trump-Russia collusion‘ tale

Nov. 18, 2016:

Trump announces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his choice for National Security Adviser. Over the next few weeks, Flynn communicates with numerous international leaders.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 28, 2016:

Two dozen Obama administration officials make requests to unmask the name of National Security Adviser designee Flynn, who was „incidentally“ captured by intel surveillance. The officials include: U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and CIA Director John Brennan.

Jan. 5, 2017:

Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough requests Flynn unmasking.

Intelligence Community leadership, including FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, CIA Director Brennan and Director of National Intelligence Clapper, provides classified briefing to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice on alleged Russia hacking during 2016 campaign, according to notes later written by Rice.

After briefing, according to Rice’s notes, President Obama convenes Oval Office meeting with her, Comey, Biden, and Yates. The „Steele dossier“ is reportedly discussed. Also reportedly discussed: Flynn’s intercepted talks with Russia’s ambassador.

14.05.2020 - 22:56 [ Wall Street Journal ]

More Than a Dozen Obama Officials Requested ‘Unmasking’ That Identified Michael Flynn in Intelligence Reports

The list includes then-Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan; the requests came after Russian interference in U.S. election.

14.05.2020 - 22:48 [ Fox News ]

Unmasking’ requests number in thousands across administrations, as pols demand details

The numbers reflect how frequently national security and intelligence officials use this tool in their work. Unmasking occurs after U.S. citizens‘ conversations are incidentally picked up in conversations with foreign officials who are being monitored by the intelligence community. The U.S. citizens‘ identities are supposed to be protected if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected. However, officials can determine the U.S. citizens‘ names through a process that is supposed to safeguard their rights. In the typical process, when officials are requesting the unmasking of an American, they do not necessarily know the identity of the person in advance.

02.05.2020 - 10:45 [ Archives.gov ]

Guide to House Records: Chapter 22: 1910-1946 Nazi and Other Propaganda

22.87 The committee was frequently referred to as the McCormack-Dickstein Committee in reference to its chairman and vice chairman, John W. McCormack of Massachusetts and Samuel Dickstein of New York. It conducted public and executive hearings intermittently between April 26 and December 29, 1934, in Washington, DC; New York; Chicago; Los Angeles; Newark; and Asheville, NC, examining hundreds of witnesses and accumulating more than 4,300 pages of testimony. The committee accumulated evidence regarding individuals and organizations who worked to establish in the United States policies followed by the Nazis in Germany, the Fascists in Italy, and the Communists in Russia. The committee gave particular attention to the organization and activities of Friends of New Germany and Silver Shirts of America. The committee submitted its report on February 15, 1935 (H. Rept. 153, 74th Cong., 1st sess., Serial 9890).

02.05.2020 - 10:31 [ BBC ]

The Whitehouse Coup

(23. July 2007)

Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen

The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.

02.05.2020 - 10:28 [ Counterpunch.org ]

Wall Street’s Failed 1934 Coup

(2. December 2011)

Not a one of them was ever called to testify or was charged with Treason. Virtually all of them were founding members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

The League was headed by the DuPont and J.P Morgan cartels and had major support from Andrew Mellon Associates, Pew (Sun Oil), Rockefeller Associates, E.F. Hutton Associates, U.S. Steel, General Motors, Chase, Standard Oil and Goodyear Tires.

09.04.2020 - 07:17 [ Pierre Blanchaud / Nachdenkseiten ]

Das schweigende Gesundheitsministerium: Wie in Frankreich eine effektive Therapie gegen Covid-19 unterdrückt wird (mit Update).

Dass Raoults Forschungsergebnisse auf eine solche negative Resonanz bei der Obrigkeit und den Mainstream-Medien trafen, lässt sich dadurch erklären, dass das Aufkommen eines effizienten und billigen Medikamentes auf dem französischen und europäischen Markt die Projekte von zwei Pharmafirmen, Gilead und Abbvie, durchkreuzen würde. Diese beiden Firmen stellen zwei ebenfalls gegen Covid-19 eingesetzte Medikamente her: Gilead stellt das sehr teure Anti-Ebola-Mittel Remdesivir her und Abbvie Kaletra ein Kombinationspräparat aus den Anti-HIV-Medikamenten Lopinavir und Ritonavir. Bekanntlich reicht der Arm der starken Pharmaindustrie bis in die hohen Sphären der französischen Gesundheitspolitik. Und aus diesen hohen Sphären haben die oben erwähnten Firmen drei Personen, die sich – was für eine Überraschung! – als prominenteste Gegner Raoults und des Hydroxychloroquins geoutet haben:

02.04.2020 - 19:44 [ ORF.at ]

Demokraten verschieben Nominierungsparteitag

Der Parteitag in Milwaukee im Bundesstaat Wisconsin solle nun in der Woche vom 17. August stattfinden, teilte die Oppositionspartei heute mit. Bei der Konferenz soll der Herausforderer von US-Präsident Donald Trump bei der Wahl im November gekürt werden.

02.04.2020 - 19:34 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats to delay convention until August

The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be delayed for a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, the host committee announced on Thursday.

02.04.2020 - 12:44 [ LA Times ]

Could Trump delay the November election? Not without risking forfeit to a Democrat

(17.03.2020)

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reached the same conclusion when it investigated the question in the aftermath of 9/11.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence cannot stay in office past their four-year terms without being reelected. If the election does not happen for any reason, constitutional rules of succession kick in.

That could mean a lawmaker down the line of succession who is not up for reelection could be the new president.

02.04.2020 - 12:35 [ New York Times ]

Biden Calls for Democratic Convention to Be Delayed Because of Virus

“I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Mr. Biden told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.” “I think it’s going to have to move into August.”

Mr. Fallon had not asked Mr. Biden about the convention’s timing. The former vice president was responding to a question about how the virus would affect the election.

20.03.2020 - 21:17 [ Haaretz ]

How to Stop Netanyahu From Destroying What’s Left of Israel’s Democracy

The government is doing all it can to fight the coronavirus, while the premier moves to demolish Israel’s democracy. Only if the center-left parties are in the coalition will they be able to contain Netanyahu

20.03.2020 - 17:10 [ Haaretz ]

Americans Beware: Trump Could Emulate Netanyahu’s Coronavirus Coup

The United States is facing greater coronavirus upheavals than Israel, led by a president who has less respect for democracy and the rule of law

12.03.2020 - 18:47 [ Haaretz ]

The Israeli Legislator Blocking a Center-left Government Must Resign

Levi-Abekasis decided on her own to opt for a political renewal and move from the right to the left. Naturally, her move triggered much suspicion, but she, Peretz and their partners dismissed these misgivings with disdain, even alleging anti-Mizrahi racism against anyone doubting that Levi-Abekasis had ideologically abandoned the right. After many efforts at convincing people, and based on the promises by the Labor-Gesher-Meretz alliance, people voted for the union she had joined.

Levi-Abekasis has the right to regret her transition.

12.03.2020 - 18:42 [ Haaretz ]

The ‚Leftist‘ Who’s Ruining Gantz’s Chance to Form a Government

But Orli Levi-Abekasis, a balloon inflated with self-importance, someone devoid of ideology, with no electoral clout, a deceiving scoundrel, robbed the center-left bloc’s voters of this rare opportunity, probably triggering a fourth election.

03.03.2020 - 19:02 [ Sachsenmaus / Twitter ]

Wenn ich das richtig verstehe, sieht §47 der Geschäftsordnung des Thüringer Landtages für die Wahl des Ministerpräsidenten die Anwesenheit ALLER Abgeordneten nicht zwingend vor. Wieso steht jetzt wegen EINES #Corona-VERDACHTSFALLS die morgige Wahl auf der Kippe?

03.03.2020 - 19:01 [ Tagesschau ]

Thüringer CDU-Fraktion: Coronaverdacht vor Ministerpräsidenten-Wahl

Ein Abgeordneter der Thüringer CDU-Fraktion steht unter Quarantäne. Er ist womöglich mit dem Coronavirus infiziert. Vom Testergebnis hängt ab, ob morgen ein neuer Ministerpräsident gewählt werden kann.

02.03.2020 - 16:12 [ NBC News ]

Protesters force Klobuchar to cancel rally in home state of Minnesota

Activists are upset with the case of a black teen sentenced to life in prison while Klobuchar was the county’s prosecutor.

28.02.2020 - 12:53 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Fires Campaign Strategist After He Was Caught Calling Him a ‘Danger to Israel’

In the recordings, published by Israel’s Channel 12 News on Thursday — less than a week before Israelis head to the polls — the strategist was heard telling an anonymous source that his boss might „endanger the people of Israel,“ and that he „doesn’t have the guts to strike in Iran.“

The adviser to the former army chief was also heard saying that a Kahol Lavan lawmaker had harshly criticized the leader of her party. „She [Knesset member Omer Yankelevich of Kahol Lavan] says that he’s stupid and a total loser and that he shouldn’t be prime minister.“

27.02.2020 - 20:38 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The same establishment Dem politicians who claim to believe Trump is a fascist dictator existential threat to the Republic are now admitting they’re willing to blow up the Party to rob Sanders of the nomination if he acrues a plurality but not a majority

27.02.2020 - 17:36 [ Shaun King / Twitter ]

THIS IS EXPLOSIVE. ? And infuriating. The @NYTimes interviewed 93 Democratic Superdelegates. They said they are willing to irreparably damage the party if it means stopping @BernieSanders . We must defeat them. It’s the only way.

27.02.2020 - 17:31 [ New York Times ]

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

The Times has interviewed 93 party officials — all of them superdelegates, who could have a say on the nominee at the convention — and found overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.

Such a situation may result in a brokered convention, a messy political battle the likes of which Democrats have not seen since 1952, when the nominee was Adlai Stevenson.

27.02.2020 - 15:49 [ Heise.de ]

Dschihadisten unterbinden Wasserversorgung in Nordostsyrien

Schwere Vorwürfe gegen Verbündete der Türkei: Islamistische Milizen sollen eine wichtige Anlage für die Wasserversorgung in Ras al-Ain (kurdisch: Sere Kaniye) außer Betrieb gesetzt haben. Betroffen seien 460.000 Menschen, einschließlich der Bewohner von Flüchtlingslagern sowie die Lager von IS-Gefangenen, darunter das bekannteste: al-Hol mit knapp 70.000 Personen, berichtet al-Monitor.

23.02.2020 - 13:26 [ New York Times ]

Why Are Nevada Caucus Results Coming in So Slowly?

After Iowa’s caucus reporting system crashed with about 80 phone operators in Des Moines earlier this month, Nevada had 200 operators on site at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas. When reports came in about phone lines being jammed, the party texted its volunteers with the three new phone numbers — a move precinct leaders said made it far easier to reach an operator to report results.

“They did gave three different numbers and said if we couldn’t get through they would call us back,” said Ruben Murillo, a precinct chair at Coronado High School in Henderson.

Phil Sobutka, who spent more than 30 minutes dialing and redialing the party’s results hotline after his Henderson caucus finished, said the new number worked the first time he tried it.

17.02.2020 - 12:02 [ Washington Post ]

Campaigns warn of chaos ahead of the Nevada caucuses

Campaigns said they still have not gotten the party to offer even a basic explanation of how key parts of the process will work. Volunteers are reporting problems with the technology that’s been deployed at the last minute to make the vote count smoother. And experts are raising serious questions about a tool the party has been feverishly assembling to replace the one scrapped after the meltdown in Iowa.

21.01.2020 - 17:59 [ ORF.at ]

U-Ausschüsse: SPÖ befürchtet Anschlag auf Demokratie

Auch NEOS befürchtet, dass die Grünen den U-Ausschuss blockieren könnten. Besonders enttäuscht zeigte sich Parteichefin Beate Meinl-Reisinger, dass sich die Grünen offenbar „zum Mittäter“ des ÖVP-„Machtrausches“ machen ließen.

14.01.2020 - 03:52 [ MJ Lee, CNN political correspondent / Twitter ]

New: In a new statement, Elizabeth Warren says about her meeting with Bernie Sanders in 2018: “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”

14.01.2020 - 03:38 [ MJ Lee, CNN political correspondent / Twitter ]

What we just broke on air @CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in a private meeting in December 2018 that he did not believe a woman could win, according to four sources.

Full story here, including Sanders‘ aggressive on-the-record pushback:

07.01.2020 - 21:43 [ Alex Kotch / Twitter ]

Pelosi’s move to boost moderate Elissa Slotkin, who will „lead“ the House resolution to restrict Trump’s war powers, is a dismissal of progressives @RoKhanna, @BernieSanders & others who have already passed legislation to restrict Trump’s ability to go to war with Iran.

07.01.2020 - 21:38 [ thegatewaypundit.com ]

Pelosi to Introduce War Powers Resolution to “Limit the President’s Military Actions Regarding Iran”

„This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran. This resolution is similar to the resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine in the Senate. It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.

The House Resolution will be led by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin. Congresswoman Slotkin is a former CIA and Department of Defense analyst specializing in Shia militias. She served multiple tours in the region under both Democratic and Republican Administrations.“

22.12.2019 - 19:19 [ Times of Israel ]

Stav Shaffir says she will start own party to run in March

The former Labor MK and protest leader says her yet-to-be-named party will “sit in any government that respects its values, include that of Likud,” she says, though she rejects teaming up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

22.12.2019 - 19:10 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Stav Shaffir preparing to run on her own in Green Party

“I am calling for open primaries for the list, which would bring new energy to the camp and enable setting the list according to the will of the public and not a political deal among political hacks. I will continue to fight for our constituents who believed in our path to be represented in the Knesset.”

But just in case, Shaffir hired campaign staff in order to run independently as head of the Green Party, which would also include former Zionist Union MK Yael Cohen-Paran.

22.12.2019 - 18:29 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Berateraffäre: Grünen-Politiker stellt Strafanzeige wegen von der Leyens Handy

Der Bundestagsabgeordnete und Verteidigungsexperte Tobias Lindner stellte am Freitag Strafanzeige gegen Unbekannt – „wegen des Verdachts der Löschung etwaiger Dokumente“, heißt es in dem zweiseitigen Schreiben, das der Süddeutschen Zeitung vorliegt. Zuvor hatte der Spiegel darüber berichtet.

22.12.2019 - 12:32 [ Slate.com ]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Pyongyang has promised to deliver a “Christmas gift” if there is no progress on easing up on sanctions. But any movement on that front seems nearly impossible at this stage considering talks with Washington have stalled and the North Korean regime is once again insulting Trump regularly. As tensions with North Korea increase, and especially if there is a test around the holidays, it would mark a huge blow to one of President Donald Trump’s major foreign policy initiatives. And it would happen right as he gears up for the presidential campaign.

20.12.2019 - 06:54 [ Tagesschau ]

Berateraffäre: Von der Leyens Handydaten gelöscht

Zum Zeitpunkt der Löschung waren die Handydaten vom Untersuchungsausschuss als Beweismittel zur Einsicht angefordert.

11.12.2019 - 13:45 [ order-order.com ]

Fifteen Former Labour MPs Sign Letter Saying Don’t Vote Labour

The letter, organised by Ian Austin’s Mainstream campaign, accuses the party of “antisemitism and extremism”, whilst being “weak on national security”. It concludes “Jeremy Corbyn: not fit to be Prime Minister.” Just one day to go…

02.12.2019 - 06:21 [ theHill.com ]

John Bolton should testify so Americans can find the truth

However, given that Bolton is generally respected within conservative Republican circles, having served under President Bush, any testimony from him that directly implicates Trump in a bribery scheme would make it more difficult for Republican lawmakers to dismiss the inquiry as partisan. Similarly, any testimony from Bolton could all but vindicate the president. This explains why House Democrats have been reluctant to pursue him.

29.11.2019 - 14:27 [ PressTV.com ]

Ayatollah Sistani warns of enemy plot seeking to create civil strife, bring back ‚era of dictatorship‘

„It is imperative on peaceful demonstrators that they separate their ranks from non-peaceful individuals and cooperate on shunning saboteurs – whoever they are – and not allow them to abuse peaceful protests to damage and attack the property of citizens,“ a representative of Ayatollah Sistani said as he delivered the top cleric’s sermon.

„The enemies and their levers, in order to achieve their malicious goals, plan to spread chaos and plunge the country into internal strife and then return it to dictatorship, so everyone must work together to take away this opportunity from them,“ he added.

27.11.2019 - 11:06 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Sahra Wagenknecht – die beliebteste Politikerin. „Was ist das wert? Was machen Sie aus diesem Potenzial?

A. M.: Danke vielmals.

26.11.2019 - 06:06 [ Heise.de ]

„Von ganz oben“ – Die Perspektive auf den Amri-Komplex verändert sich

Er war noch mehr Antworten schuldig geblieben, unter anderem weil der Generalbundesanwalt zu jener V-Person 01 „Murat“, aber auch zu einem Islamisten namens „Bilel“ sowie zu verschiedenen Aspekten der Causa Amri, ein Auskunftsverbot verhängt hatte.

30.10.2019 - 18:19 [ Telegraph ]

Boris has made a strategic error in reinstating the Brexit blockers

Why, for the fourth time in almost as many years, is the country being invited to go out and vote again? Because, to put it bluntly, the MPs we elected back in 2017 refuse to enact the result of the EU referendum.

26.10.2019 - 11:18 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Labour opens the door to indefinite Brexit delay as Jeremy Corbyn rules out an election until no deal is ‚off the table‘

The Labour leader signalled he will order his MPs to vote down Boris Johnson’s request next week for a poll on 12 December, describing the proposal as “really odd so near Christmas”.

26.10.2019 - 11:04 [ bywire.news ]

BREAKING: EU agrees to UK Brexit delay decision but refuses to set length – citing Britain’s election indecision

The European Union agreed to London’s request for a Brexit deadline extension on Friday but set no new departure date, giving Britain’s divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election.

22.10.2019 - 06:24 [ Ebi Tarkeshi / Twitter ]

Pelosi and congressional delegation make unannounced trip to Afghanistan in outreach to allies after Trump’s decision on Syria The House speaker met with Jordan’s leaders to discuss refugees and ‘regional stability.’

21.10.2019 - 16:21 [ Spectator ]

A customs union amendment is a wrecking amendment

From conversations I have had in the last couple of hours, I strongly suspect that the bulk of those elected as Tories who voted for a customs union in the indicative votes would not back a customs union amendment to the WAB because they understand that it would wreck the bill. If an amendment does pass, it will do so largely on the backs of those who want a second referendum. They will hope that the addition of a customs union will lead to the deal failing; reviving the prospects of a second referendum.

21.10.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚GUERRILLA WARFARE‘: Boris Johnson ‘has the numbers’ to win Brexit vote TODAY but ‘poor man’s Cromwell’ Speaker Bercow may block it

The Remainer Speaker will decide later whether to let the PM hold a vote on his deal, leaving Brexit hanging in the balance.

19.10.2019 - 22:25 [ Coordination & Military Ops Center - SDF / Twitter ]

Gen. Mazloum Abdi to AFP: If #Turkey is not committed to the agreement, we’ll consider what happened a game between the #US and Turkey As Turkey prevented the withdrawal of our forces, and claims that our forces did not withdraw,we will consider it a conspiracy against us.

19.10.2019 - 22:23 [ Koit Pärn ‏/ Twitter ]

Proof of Turkish (and affiliated) armies not allowing Kurdish fighters to retreat from Ras al-Ain. Additionally, medics are denied access. Yesterday Turkish war planes bombed 5 ambulances in vicinity of the city. Turkey is not an ally.

19.10.2019 - 22:21 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Kurds Say Turkey Is Shelling Key Syrian Town, Testing Cease-Fire

Turkey shelled Ras al-Ain in northeastern Syria in violation of its cease-fire, Kurdish forces said, preventing evacuations from the border town at the center of a fight testing the viability of a pact negotiated with the U.S.

18.10.2019 - 19:23 [ ForeignPolicy.com ]

Turkish Proxies Appear to Be Using White Phosphorus in Syria

Turkish-backed forces appear to be using munitions loaded with white phosphorus—a chemical that can maim and kill when it comes in contact with human flesh—in their violent campaign against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, Foreign Policy has learned.

If Turkish proxies are intentionally using white phosphorous-loaded munitions to target civilians, that could constitute a war crime. After publication of this article, U.N.-backed investigators said they were looking into the accusations.

18.10.2019 - 14:37 [ Jennifer Hansler, @CNN State Department producer / Twitter ]

I asked @netanyahu this AM if he had any response to the ceasefire. “We hope things will turn out for the best,” he said. @SecPompeo did not answer Qs from @jakesNYT & me about reported violations to the ceasefire.

18.10.2019 - 14:28 [ TRT World Now ‏/ Twitter ]

DEVELOPING: Turkish soldier killed by shots fired across the border from Iran during a border patrol – Turkey’s Defence Ministry

18.10.2019 - 14:07 [ Hurriyet ]

Clash in safe zone out of question, disinformation: Erdoğan

Clash in safe zone between Turkish forces and YPG/PKK terrorists is out of the question, and disinformation, Turkish president said on Oct. 18

18.10.2019 - 14:02 [ Mustafa Bali, The head of SDF Press Office in northern Syria / Twitter ]

Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital in Serêkaniyê/Ras al-Ayn. Turkey is violating the ceasefire agreement by continuing to attack the town since last night.

04.10.2019 - 14:54 [ Heise.de ]

NSU-Ausschuss: „…unser nicht erfüllbarer Untersuchungsauftrag“

Gescheitert sind die Abgeordneten des NSU-Untersuchungsausschusses No. 2 vor allem an der Landesregierung, die sich ausgerechnet zusammensetzt aus den Parteien Linke, SPD und Grüne. Und zwar konkret daran, dass ihnen Informationen über Handeln und Wissen von V-Personen der Polizei komplett vorenthalten wurden.

02.10.2019 - 18:25 [ Radio Utopie ]

Attentat in Berlin: Nichts ist geklärt

(25.12.2016)

Ohne juristischen Prozess, ohne Gerichtsverhandlung, schafft die Regierung, schafft der sich selbst als Rechtsgrundlage und Rechtfertigung für sich selbst interpretierende Staat nach einem weiteren Massenmord weitere Fakten, deren Rücknahme durch ihn selbst er als äußerst unwahrscheinlich einschätzen kann. Dies macht den Staat selbst zum Gefährder.

Nur zur Erinnerung: ohne Gerichtsurteil gibt es keinen Schuldigen. Sich daran zu erinnern, fällt gerade den Konservativen zunehmend schwerer. Es fällt überhaupt allen schwer sich an irgendetwas zu erinnern und sei es auch nur vor ein paar Tage, ja ein paar Stunden her.

(…)

Was hat das Militär bei einer Mordermittlung zu suchen? Warum steht das als Waffe eingesetzte Fahrzeug in der Julius-Leber-Kaserne? Und wer glaubt, dass der angebliche Attentäter Anis Amri seine Geldbörse mit Ausweis und Duldungspapieren und dann noch das Handy im Fahrzeug liegen lässt, mit dem er gerade ein Attentat begangen hat? Und das all diese deutlichen Beweise, genauso wie die Fingerabdrücke, erst auf dem Gelände der Bundeswehr gefunden werden, aber der eine Fund (Geldbörse, Ausweis, Papiere) zwei Tage später (Tagesspiegel.de) und der andere Fund (das Handy, Spiegel.de) und die Fingerabdrücke (rp-online.de) vier Tage später bekannt gegeben wird?

Was Sie, liebe Leser und Leserinnen, nicht zuletzt interessieren sollte: Wem können Sie tatsächlich, erwiesenermaßen vertrauen?

Diesem Staat?

02.10.2019 - 18:12 [ Heise.de ]

Stand Amri bereits kurz nach dem Anschlag als Täter fest?

Sollte sich das bestätigen, wäre nicht nur eine Frage aufgeworfen, sondern eine Vielzahl: Wie schnell sind die Ermittler tatsächlich auf Amri gekommen? Warum vertritt nahezu der gesamte Sicherheitsapparat seit nun fast drei Jahren eine falsche Version? Was hat es mit den persönlichen Dingen Amris auf sich – Handys, Papiere, Portemonnaie -, die erst am 20. Dezember im und am LKW aufgefunden worden sein sollen und als Beleg gelten, dass er der Täter war?

29.09.2019 - 10:01 [ theSun.co.uk ]

‚FOREIGN PLOT‘ No10: launches probe into Remainers who ‘colluded with France and EU’ to write Brexit Surrender Act as MPs ‘plot for Bercow to bypass PM’

Former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, former Chancellor Philip Hammond and ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve are all suspected of being assisted by members of the European Commission, it was reported.

Another source added: “The Government is working on extensive investigations into Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Hilary Benn [who tabled the Bill] and their involvement with foreign powers and the funding of their activities.

29.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Tony Blair lobbied EU for Brexit delay as he led new referendum calls

Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.

29.09.2019 - 09:11 [ Daily Mail ]

No 10 probes Remain MPs‘ ‚foreign collusion‘ amid plot to allow John Bercow to send ’surrender letter‘ to Brussels asking for a delay to Brexit

Downing Street has launched a major investigation into alleged links between foreign governments and the MPs behind the ‚Surrender Act‘ which could force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Sources said No 10 took the unprecedented action after officials received intelligence that the MPs, including former Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin, had received help drafting the Bill from members of the French Government and the European Union.

24.09.2019 - 14:58 [ Radio Utopie ]

Was allein Verhandlungen über ein neues internationales Iran-Abkommen bedeuten würden

(25.04.2018)

Nehmen wir nun also an, Rohani sagt Ja, auf Drängen seines guten Freundes im Kreml, zum Beispiel. Und nehmen wir mal an, es würden tatsächlich nochmal Verhandlungen mit allen Parteien begonnen.

Dann passiert Folgendes:

– die Verhandlungen ziehen sich genauso endlos hin wie der bald siebzehnjährige weltweite Terrorkrieg
– die gesamte Kriegslobby, überall, fährt weiter gewaltige Profite ein
– alle Staats- und Regierungschefs, mit Ausnahme natürlich von Rohani, stärken ihre innenpolitische Position und können vielleicht sogar ihre Wiederwahl sichern (Trump, Merkel, May, Macron, Trump, bei Xi gibt es sowieso keine mehr)
– im Iran bekommen die dortige Kriegslobby und die klerikal-autoritären Kräfte, die ihren Kumpanen in Tel Aviv und Washington regelmäßig zu Hilfe kamen und sich nichts sehnlicher wünschen als ihren 11. September, wieder die Initiative und letztlich die Oberhand
– Rohani wird in absehbarer Zeit entweder gestürzt oder abgewählt
– das Raketenprogramm der iranischen Militärs und Kriegslobbyisten wird forciert
– die Monarchie Saudi Arabien, wie alle anderen mit dem Iran konkurrierenden Monarchien in der Region, reden über Atomwaffen, eigene Atomwaffen und besorgen sich diese (wenn sie diese nicht schon längst haben)
– dass der Oberste Rechtsgelehrte des Iran, Ajatollah Ali Chamenei, Staatschef und Oberkommandierer der Militärs, der seit 1989 amtiert, seine in den 90er Jahren erlassene Fatwa gegen die Lagerung, Herstellung und Anwendung von Atomwaffen selbst wieder aufhebt ist äußerst unwahrscheinlich. Wen allerdings der Expertenrat im Falle eines Ablebens von Chamenei in einer nun abermals permanenten Bedrohungslage als Nachfolger von Chamenei wählen würde, und was der dann wieder beschließt, wäre völlig offen.

24.09.2019 - 14:53 [ telesur ]

Germany, UK, France Blame Iran for Saudi Attack, Urge New Nuclear Deal

(23.09.2019)

“The time has come for Iran to accept negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear program as well as on issues related to regional security, including its missiles program and other means of delivery,” the three countries added

21.09.2019 - 10:27 [ theGuardian.com ]

Ukraine imbroglio confirms Giuliani’s as Trump’s most off-kilter advocate

Cuomo: “Did you ask the Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden?”

Giuliani: “No. Actually I didn’t.”

Crystal clear. Except that 83 words and about 30 seconds later, Cuomo asked the question again.

Cuomo: “So, you did ask Ukraine to look into Joe Biden?”

Giuliani: “Of course I did.”

21.09.2019 - 10:16 [ Washington Post ]

Giuliani admits to asking Ukraine about Joe Biden after denying it 30 seconds earlier

Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defended Trump amid new reports about an intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint, during a chaotic and fiery CNN interview Thursday night.

17.09.2019 - 19:51 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election 2019: Facebook Removes Fake Accounts Encouraging Arabs Not to Vote

According to a statement by the organization, the accounts are suspected of „actively commenting on pages that encourage voting or to posts discussing the election, in order to undermine Israeli-Arab politicians and their parliamentary work.“

The statement added that such comments were often backed by other suspected fake accounts, and were marked and promoted by Facebook’s algorithm as „Top Fans.“

Facebook confirmed that it deleted profiles that it found to be undoubtedly fake.

17.09.2019 - 10:54 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Right-Wing Settlers behind Ads Calling on Arabs to Boycott Vote

During the campaign before the last general elections in April, billboards went up throughout Arab communities and towns in the Galilee urging voters to boycott the vote. Many residents assumed the ads, which did not identify their sponsors, were an initiative of political forces in the Arab community such the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch, which traditionally boycotts Israel’s national elections.

However, a Channel 12 news inquiry broadcast on Friday, September 6, revealed that the campaign was very likely commissioned and financed by right-wing Jewish settlers who hoped to significantly decrease Arab turnout at the polls.

13.09.2019 - 12:01 [ Daily Mail ]

‚You’ve had three years and done nothing‘: Question Time viewers hail audience member who speaks for the nation on Brexit after he tells MPs he is ’sick and tired‘ of them ‚arguing like kids‘ (and asks if he can sue David Cameron for mental distress)

When host Fiona Bruce joked that he should ‚tell us what you really think‘, Charlie proceeded to oblige with an excoriating verdict on the state of British politics.

‚The whole thing’s a nightmare. I’m just sick and tired,‘ he said. ‚You’ve had three years and three months and you’ve done nothing but argue among yourselves like little kids.

‚You’ve got no respect for each other and you’ve got no respect for the British people. Just.. oh.. pfft.. go away.‘

The intervention sparked rapturous applause on the show, and a wave of support on social media. One user responded: ‚I think Charlie speaks for us all.‘

13.09.2019 - 11:56 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Bercow Compares No Deal Brexit to ‘Robbing a Bank’

The supposedly impartial speaker took the opportunity to declare that he supports written constitution, and even ad-libbed from his script to actually compare the Prime Minister to a knife-wielding street gang member. A new Speaker can’t come soon enough…

13.09.2019 - 11:52 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

John Bercow vows to use ‚procedural creativity‘ to stop Boris Johnson ignoring law blocking no-deal Brexit

The House of Commons Speaker compared the Prime Minister’s vow not to request the Article 50 extension demanded by the legislation to „robbing a bank“.

Mr Johnson has said he would rather be „dead in a ditch“ than ask for a delay to the UK’s departure, while ministers have suggested they will “test” the law out in the courts before enacting it.

13.09.2019 - 11:48 [ Spectator ]

The rebel alliance has taken control of parliament – and Brexit. What happens next?

Every Monday, a group of unlikely bedfellows meet in Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary office. Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat leader; Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader; Caroline Lucas, the Green party’s sole MP; and Liz Saville Roberts from Plaid Cymru all gather to discuss their common aim — preventing a no-deal Brexit. This rebel alliance is more than just a group therapy session: last week, they succeeded in taking control of parliament and immediately started to give instructions to the Prime Minister.

10.09.2019 - 17:47 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Treasury’s Remain Plot To Ensure an Anti-Brexit Governor of the Bank of England

A leaked shortlist for the next Governor of the Bank of England made its way from the highest levels of the Treasury to the pages of The Times last Saturday, and has now been followed up by an orchestrated letter signed by Remain supporting MPs. The letter is a not-so-subtle attempt to confirm the leak by making the Civil Service’s recommendation list public and therefore making it politically harder for the Chancellor to appoint a Brexiteer to the role.

10.09.2019 - 17:38 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

Olly Robbins, the EU’s chief negotiator, has not only been granted a knighthood by May, he’s just taken a job with Goldman Sachs – who bankrolled the Remain campaign. Maybe May just hopes he’ll keep his mouth shut.

08.09.2019 - 18:26 [ Bloomberg ]

Nixed U.S.-Taliban Talks A Relief for Afghanistan Government

U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to abruptly cancel talks with the Taliban may have set back the Afghan peace process, but it came as a relief to the government in Kabul.

President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, which has been excluded from the negotiations, has distrusted the process from the beginning.

08.09.2019 - 18:20 [ CNN ]

Trump says he canceled secret Camp David meeting with Taliban leaders

„Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,“ Trump tweeted Saturday night.
Trump claimed that before traveling to the US on Saturday evening, „Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to……an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people.“
„I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations,“ Trump added.

08.09.2019 - 11:56 [ Daily Mail ]

Theresa May leads fight to reinstate Remainer rebels as she emerges as the leading critic of Boris Johnson’s ‚brutal‘ decision to purge 21 Tories

Mrs May has raised the issue directly with Party chairman James Cleverly and Chief Whip Mark Spencer on behalf of the group that includes former Chancellor Philip Hammond, ex-Justice Secretary David Gauke and Tory grandee Ken Clarke.

She approached Mr Cleverly behind the Speaker’s Chair in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening to raise concerns about the legality of blocking any of the rebels from being candidates at the next Election.

08.09.2019 - 11:46 [ Daily Mail ]

Rogue Tories plot with Liberal Democrats: Rebel MPs stripped of the whip for voting against Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy on verge of agreeing Election pact with Jo Swinson’s party

Under the plan, if the rebels are not allowed back into the party, the Liberals and the Greens would not put up a candidate against MPs Rory Stewart, Sam Gyimah, Margot James and Dominic Grieve.

In return, if they were to beat the official Tory candidates and win election to the Commons, they would agree to take a ’soft whip‘ from the Liberals, meaning they would vote with Ms Swinson’s party on selected issues.

07.09.2019 - 09:47 [ Eddie Dempsey ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour nearly came to power with a policy of respecting the referendum despite best efforts to sabotage electoral success by the hard remain obsessed right. Now Labour has adopted their insane policy it has become a national joke. They don’t want Corbyn in power they want Remain.

07.09.2019 - 09:33 [ Telegraph ]

Tory MPs say Labour’s election delay will lead to a ‚zombie Parliament‘

Jeremy Corbyn is paving the way for a “zombie Parliament”, senior Conservatives have said as Leave voters accused MPs of “squabbling like children”.

07.09.2019 - 09:25 [ Spiked ]

From ‘Stop the Coup’ to ‘Stop the Election’

We thought Remoaners could sink no lower. We were wrong.

06.09.2019 - 14:47 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Opposition parties to reject PM election move

Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru say they will vote against the government or abstain in Monday’s vote on whether to hold a snap poll.

06.09.2019 - 14:37 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

Yes, this is Labour’s official position. An incoherent shambles. Just listen to it. Anyone who has ever negotiated anything in their lives knows why this strategy is totally bonkers.

03.09.2019 - 16:19 [ theSun.co.uk ]

CIVIL WAR: Boris Johnson’s last ditch peace talks FAIL and break into furious row as Philip Hammond ‘admits’ working with EU on rebel law

The meeting was said to be courteous but the ex-Chancellor repeatedly interrupted the discussion and spoke over colleagues.

And Government sources claimed that he let slip that the rebel bill – which will be put to MPs tomorrow to try and stop a No Deal – was drawn up with assistance from the EU’s legal team.

03.09.2019 - 06:01 [ Spiked ]

Frenemies of the people: Remainers desperate to overturn Brexit are now posing as democracy’s champions.

Those who have been quite happy to see power drip from Westminster to Brussels are now enthusiastic converts to parliamentary sovereignty. Of course, the brand of democracy that’s fashionable with EU-loving protesters is of a very specific variety. It’s the type that places the votes of a few hundred MPs above the 17.4million members of the public who voted for the UK to leave the EU. It’s the type of democracy that demands we bend the knee to our representatives in parliament, who are expected to think and act on our behalf.

01.09.2019 - 09:20 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Being scolded by failed former “Intelligence” officials, like James Clapper, on my condolences to Iran on their failed Rocket launch. Sadly for the United States, guys like him, Comey, and the even dumber John Brennan, don’t have a clue. They really set our Country back,….

01.09.2019 - 09:18 [ theHill.com ]

Trump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet

It wasn’t immediately clear what criticism the president was referring to, as the officials had not issued public statements on Trump’s tweet or his decision to release an image taken by U.S. forces of a damaged Iranian rocket facility. Trump has faced criticism from some Democrats for releasing the image due to its high resolution and concerns over whether it should have remained classified.

31.08.2019 - 13:13 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One.

31.08.2019 - 13:06 [ New York Times ]

In a Tweet Taunting Iran, Trump Releases an Image Thought to Be Classified

A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of Tehran’s efforts to show it could loft satellites into orbit.

As pictures from commercial satellites of a rocket’s smoking remains began to circulate, President Trump denied Friday on Twitter that the United States was involved.

31.08.2019 - 10:04 [ Daily Mail ]

Dominic Cummings reads SPADs the riot act: Furious Brexit mastermind scolds aides for ‚leaking bulls***‘ and tells them they can ‚f*** off‘ if they don’t like him after advisor was sacked for ‚lying about contact with Remainers‘

– Maverick Brexit chief sent the stark warning at a gathering of advisers tonight
– Showed no regret for dramatic axing of Sonia Khan who he accused of leaks
– Told advisers if they didn’t agree with his decision, they knew where door was

31.08.2019 - 10:01 [ The Independent ‏/ Twitter ]

Sajid Javid’s media adviser ‚escorted from Downing Street‘ after being sacked by No 10 strategist Dominic Cummings

29.08.2019 - 08:36 [ Jerusalem Post ]

State defends greater restrictions on protests near A-G’s house

Protests have continued for over two years near Mandelblit’s home in Petah Tikva to pressure him to take a stronger stance in the various probes against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

29.08.2019 - 08:31 [ Haaretz ]

A Leak That Leaves No Doubts About Netanyahu’s Role in the Bezeq-Walla Case

Any doubts about illicit deals between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and fallen telecom tycoon Shaul Elovitch in the police’s Case 4000 should be put to rest after the details of Shlomo Filber’s statements to police investigators were leaked this week.

This is the case where the police believe Netanyahu traded friendly coverage by Bezeq’s Walla news site in exchange for help with regulations for the company, Israel’s dominant telecom provider. Filber, who had been appointed director general of the Communications Ministry in 2015 shortly after Netanyahu took over the portfolio, was the point man for the alleged trade-offs.

28.08.2019 - 06:21 [ Daily Mail ]

‚They’re sabotaging the UK‘: Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn’s rabble alliance accusing them of undermining Brexit negotiations as Opposition leaders agree to seize control of Parliament to stop No Deal

Jeremy Corbyn secured the support of five other parties yesterday in his bid to further delay Britain’s departure from the EU.

The five other leaders had forced the Labour leader to drop his preferred option of tabling a vote of no confidence.

Instead, the opposition groups agreed to prioritise passing a law to extend Article 50 again.

24.08.2019 - 13:58 [ Tulsi2020.com ]

Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Calls On the DNC to Ensure Transparency in Debate Requirements

The DNC set a threshold that candidates must meet 2% in four DNC-certified polls in order to qualify for the third and fourth Democratic primary debates. However, the DNC has not released their criteria for selecting the sixteen polling organizations they deem “certified.”

Rep. Gabbard has exceeded 2% support in 26 national and early state polls, but only two of them are on the DNC’s “certified” list.

24.08.2019 - 13:49 [ John Iadarola, award-winning progressive host of @thedamagereport, @theyoungturks / Twitter ]

Not sure why the Boston Globe or Economist wouldn’t qualify as reputable polls.

24.08.2019 - 13:45 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates

The campaign noted that Gabbard has exceeded 2 percent support in 26 national and early state polls but said only two of those are on DNC’s “certified” list, even as „many of the uncertified polls, including those conducted by highly reputable organizations such as The Economist and the Boston Globe, are ranked by Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight as more accurate than some DNC ‚certified‘ polls.“

24.08.2019 - 13:35 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Gabbard Victimized by DNC’s Dubious Debate Criteria

Take, for instance, her poll standing in New Hampshire, which currently places Gabbard at 3.3% support, according to the RealClearPolitics average as of Aug. 20. One might suspect that such a figure would merit inclusion in the upcoming debates — especially considering she’s ahead of several candidates who have already been granted entry, including Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang. But the Democratic National Committee has decreed that the polls constituting this average are not sufficiently “qualifying.”

18.08.2019 - 12:57 [ DailyTimes.com.pk ]

Killing of leader’s brother will not derail peace talks: Taliban

Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada was not in the mosque near Quetta when a bomb went off but his younger brother, Hafiz Ahmadullah, was leading Friday prayers and was among four people killed, several Taliban officials have said. There was no claim of responsibility for the blast that came after both Taliban and US officials have reported progress in talks on an agreement centered on a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban security guarantee.

18.08.2019 - 12:52 [ CNN ]

Deadly blast rips through wedding in Afghanistan, killing 63 people

The Afghan Taliban denied any responsibility for the attack, with spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid saying they condemn the suicide attack on civilians.

The venue is in western Kabul, an area home to many of Afghanistan’s Shiite Hazara minority. It is also near the Darul Aman palace, where President Ashraf Ghani is expected to celebrate Afghan Independence Day on Monday.

18.08.2019 - 12:48 [ theGuardian.com ]

Afghanistan wedding hall blast: more than 60 killed, 180 injured

Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for the “barbaric” suicide bomb attack.

“The Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame for they provide platform for terrorists,” Ghani said in a post on Twitter.

15.08.2019 - 16:47 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Aufruf gegen No-Deal-Brexit Corbyn findet keine Unterstützung

Der Chef der größten britischen Oppositionspartei soll eine Revolte gegen Premierminister Boris Johnson planen. Doch Corbyn fehlen die Unterstützer. Seine Idee sei „nonsense“, so das Echo.

15.08.2019 - 05:49 [ Brendan Chilton Esq, @AshfordLabour Leader ‏/ Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn has sought the support of Tory MPs to form a national government. Ramsay MacDonald was the last Labour Leader to enter into government with Tories. At the subsequent election, Labour was devastated and lost 225. #NoNationalUnityGovernment

15.08.2019 - 05:29 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Corbyn will Johnson stürzen

Britische Medien berichten, Oppositionsführer Corbyn wolle Premierminister Johnson per Misstrauensvotum stürzen. Als Chef einer Übergangsregierung will er so den No-Deal-Brexit verhindern und anschließend ein zweites Referendum.

15.08.2019 - 05:23 [ Daily Mail ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Number 10 coup: Labour leader writes to rebel Tory MPs offering to fight for a new referendum IF they help to make him caretaker Prime Minister to stop No Deal immediately

– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of plotting a ‚desperate‘ coup
– He pleaded for support in bringing a no confidence vote to prevent No Deal
– Embarrassingly Mr Corbyn’s plans have been rejected by the Lib Dems already

03.08.2019 - 17:42 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Likud Plans to Spend $570,000 to Spy Again on Arab Polling Stations

Now, according to a report broadcast by Channel 13 news, the Likud plans to double its budget for a repeat campaign, spending two million shekels (approximately $570,000) to install cameras in Arab polling stations. The campaign will once again be headed up by Kaizler Inbar, and will be accompanied by increased police presence to monitor Arab voters.

Israel’s Central Election Committee – which oversees the state’s election process – will reportedly meet later this week to discuss the Likud’s program. The Channel 13 news report told how the Likud party plans to ask Supreme Court Judge Hanan Melcer, head of the elections committee, to “detail in writing what their poll watchers can and cannot do with the surveillance cameras”.

03.08.2019 - 17:38 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Likud doubles budget for program placing hidden cameras in Arab polling stations

The operation is set to be run again by the Kaizler-Inbar communications firm, the source said. Kaizler-Inbar organized the April effort by recruiting activists mainly from national religious seminaries across the country and boasted in a Facebook post shortly after the vote of “success” in bringing turnout among Arabs to below 50 percent, its lowest level in decades.

25.07.2019 - 19:25 [ CheckpointAsia.net ]

Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal: Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

(28.06.2019)

Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

25.07.2019 - 19:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

Oil Pipelines Sabotaged In Syria

(24.06.2019) The network carries crude oil from the coast to tankers at the port of Banias. The port city houses one of Syria’s two refineries. The other is located in Homs, in central Syria.

Last month U.S.-led forces blew up three oil tankers in Syria in the latest push against the Syrian government which is fighting rebel groups in their last remaining stronghold in Syria, in Idlib.

Syria is heavily dependent on crude oil imports through the Mediterranean, with a lot of the oil coming from Iran.

12.07.2019 - 08:39 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea dismisses UNC’s alleged push to include Japan as official member

According to sources, the UNC is seeking to include Japan as one of the UNC’s „sending states,“ a move likely to inflame public sentiment in South Korea amid renewed historical tensions with Tokyo.

Should Japan obtain the membership, it would pave the way for its military involvement in the event of an armed conflict on the Korean peninsula — a scenario unthinkable for many Koreans who harbor grievances stemming from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule.

12.07.2019 - 08:09 [ KBS.co.kr ]

UN-Kommando soll Deutschland ohne vorherige Absprache mit Südkorea um Entsendung von Verbindungsoffizier gebeten haben

Der Sprecher sagte weiter, als betroffene Partei habe Seoul dringend appelliert, eine solche Maßnahme ohne vorherige Diskussionen oder seine Zustimmung nicht akzeptieren zu können. Es sei bekannt geworden, dass Deutschland Südkoreas Einwand akzeptiert und seinen Plan für die Entsendung eines Offiziers zurückgezogen habe.

10.07.2019 - 20:31 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Furious Tory insider accuses Theresa May of letting parliament lay ‘elephant traps’ for Boris Johnson

(09.07.2019)

Speaking to The Independent on condition of anonymity, the government insider said there was frustration in Conservative ranks that Downing Street was allowing opponents of Brexit opportunities to tie the future prime minister’s hands.

07.07.2019 - 14:26 [ Rubikon ]

Die SPD wird absichtsvoll von innen und außen zerstört, weil eine erfolgreiche, wirklich sozialdemokratische Partei im Kapitalismus nicht vorgesehen ist.

Politischer Selbstverrat, Profilverlust in der Großen Koalition, (Selbst-)Demontage der meisten Führungspersonen, Verantwortungsscheu möglicher Nachrücker und ein linkes Enfant terrible, das der neoliberalen Presse größtmögliche Angriffsfläche bietet … Hätte man einen Plan ersinnen wollen, um eine Partei, die vor gar nicht so langer Zeit noch für 40 Prozent gut war, zu zerstören, man hätte es gar nicht geschickter inszenieren können. Da liegt die Frage nahe, ob es nicht tatsächlich ein Plan war und das Führungspersonal mit der Selbstauslöschung der SPD als ernstzunehmende Alternative nicht genau die Aufgabe erfüllt hat, die ihr zugedacht war.

05.07.2019 - 15:32 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

05.07.2019 - 14:02 [ ZDF ]

Atom-Deal mit dem Iran – Abkommen hängt am seidenen Faden

Der Iran hat inzwischen seinerseits eine Bestimmung der Vereinbarung verletzt, indem er mehr als 300 Kilogramm Uran lagert. Jetzt droht Teheran sogar mit dem Beginn einer Urananreicherung über die erlaubten 3,67 Prozent hinaus ab dem 7. Juli. Das Schicksal des Deals, der die Islamische Republik am Bau einer Atombombe hindern und die Annäherung an den Westen fördern sollte, hängt am seidenen Faden.

05.07.2019 - 13:44 [ Music for Cougars / Twitter ]

Not only does the NYT not explain that the maximum pressure campaign was designed to force Iran into non compliance by preventing uranium exports, but they’re also wrong about what killed the deal. Trump violated the agreement by imposing unilateral sanctions!

05.07.2019 - 13:41 [ New York Times ]

Rouhani Says Iran Will Begin Enriching Uranium at Higher Level in Days

Mr. Rouhani has said that Iran would gradually stop complying with the restrictions if the European nations failed to provide some relief from the economic pain within two months of the latest constriction of the American sanctions — a deadline that falls on Sunday.

05.07.2019 - 13:40 [ rferl.org ]

U.S. Extends Waivers On Iranian Civilian Nuclear Plants, But Hits Uranium Exports

(04.05.2019)

Iran was to sell off any enriched uranium above the limit on international markets in return for natural uranium.

Now, however, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would start to impose sanctions on anyone involved in the trade of natural for enriched uranium — as well as in the storage of Iranian heavy water that was in excess of limits.

29.06.2019 - 19:47 [ CheckpointAsia.net ]

Somebody Blew Up the Pipeline to Syria’s Main Oil Terminal: Oil embargo of the country now backed by sabotage of key oil infrastructure

(28.06.2019)

Syrian Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources stated on June, 23 the explosion of 5 pipelines nearby Baniyas city of Tartus province. (…)

Experts confirm that the attack was a well-planned operation. Pipes are at a depth of dozens meters underwater. Such a difficult mining mission can be completed only by trained and well-equipped specs. This fact excludes the operating of the irregular militants.

27.06.2019 - 18:11 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza, Iran, or Is It Hezbollah? Netanyahu Using Intel Warnings to Justify Nixing Election

Anyone speaking to people close to the prime minister and his ministers are hearing panic that stems not just from Benjamin Netanyahu’s vigorous attempt to stop the clock on the new election. On the agenda, they whisper, is a pending security crisis. The evil will come from the Persian Gulf, the Gaza Strip or the northern border, generated by Iran and its proxies. Then the military agenda will soon overwhelm the political one, overshadowing the political parties’ petty considerations.

27.06.2019 - 06:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat zu Iran-Konflikt: Schlafwandeln in den Krieg

Obschon zuvor die Atomenergiebehörde Iran erneut zum wiederholten Mal bestätigte, dass Teheran bis heute alle Auflagen eingehalten hat, wird der Iran heute die laut Abkommen zulässige Menge niedrig angereicherten Urans überschreiten. Die Vereinbarung mit den fünf Vetomächten und Deutschland besagt, dass der Iran maximal 300 Kilo auf 3,67 Prozent angereichertes Uran besitzen darf. Der Rest müsse exportiert werden.

Die USA allerdings hatten nach ihrer einseitigen Aufkündigung des Atomabkommens im Mai 2018 die Ausfuhr von Uran erschwert…

24.06.2019 - 05:17 [ politicshome.com ]

Jeremy Hunt says Boris Johnson ‚refusing‘ to answer ‚difficult‘ questions amid scrutiny over flat row

Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has accused rival Boris Johnson of refusing to answer „difficult“ questions amid scrutiny of his private life.

23.06.2019 - 19:54 [ Telegraph ]

Boris Johnson row: The couple next door passionate about their opposition to Tories

“Just gave Boris Johnson the finger,” she wrote, referring to her greeting for the prospective Tory leader staying at his girlfriend’s flat in the same block as Ms Leigh’s apartment in south east London.

Ms Leigh, an American theatre producer, director and writer, has now deleted her Twitter account – possibly because the influence she and her husband, Tom Penn, have had over the leadership race became immeasurable this weekend.

23.06.2019 - 19:43 [ Spiked ]

The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home: The Guardian’s invasion of Boris’s privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism.

Is it right to record a couple’s private conversations, through the walls of their home, and then publish their words verbatim in a national newspaper? Most people would say no. Most people would consider that a grotesque invasion of privacy. Most people would think it profoundly morally wrong to spy on a couple’s most intimate moments and then salaciously expose those moments to readers hungry for scandal.

22.06.2019 - 16:26 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Theresa May defied Tory MPs to launch ‚legacy spending spree‘

They include high-profile pledges on mental health support, as well as a vow to slash carbon emissions in the UK to net-zero by 2050 – despite a warning from Philip Hammond that it will cost £1trillion.

The Chancellor is also fiercely resisting Mrs May’s plan to boost education spending by a staggering £27bn.

20.06.2019 - 18:29 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Britische Notenbank: Zinsanhebung nur bei sanftem Brexit

Die Schweizer Nationalbank hält am expansiven geldpolitischen Kurs fest, und Japan bleibt ebenfalls bei der extrem lockeren Zinspolitik. Nur in England schien die Tendenz in die andere Richtung zu zeigen – trotz der drohenden Brexit-Gefahren. Zuletzt gab es einige Signale, die darauf hindeuteten, dass die Bank of England die Zinsen noch in diesem Jahr erhöhen werde. Denn die ökonomischen Daten sehen komfortabel aus.

16.06.2019 - 12:07 [ Times of India ]

Pakistan to present austerity-centred budget following IMF deal

(11.06.2019)

Analysts have warned the IMF deal would likely come with myriad restrictions that could bridle Khan’s grand promises to build an Islamic welfare state, as the country is forced to tighten its purse strings.

Pakistan’s increasing economic woes also come as the country is facing possible sanctions from the Financial Action Task Force — a money-laundering monitor based in Paris — for failing to rein-in terror financing.

15.06.2019 - 18:25 [ Grayzone ]

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours

The Trump administration’s claims Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were quickly debunked, with the ship’s crew saying it “was hit by a flying object.” But the US disrupted important Iranian diplomatic efforts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

15.06.2019 - 00:53 [ Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary (UK) / Twitter ]

I condemn yesterday’s attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman. UK’s assessment concludes that responsibility for the attacks almost certainly lies with Iran. These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to the region

15.06.2019 - 00:01 [ CNN ]

Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says

In the hours before the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, the Iranians spotted a US drone flying overhead and launched a surface-to-air missile at the unmanned aircraft, a US official told CNN.
The missile missed the drone and fell into the water, the official said.

14.06.2019 - 23:57 [ CNBC.com ]

Japanese oil tanker owner disagrees with US military that a mine caused blast near Iran

„We received reports that something flew towards the ship,“ Yutaka Katada, president of Kokuka Sangyo, said at a press conference Friday. „I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship,“ he said, adding that a projectile landed above the waterline. (…)

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

13.06.2019 - 11:48 [ BBC ]

Gulf of Oman ‚tanker blasts‘: US Navy aids distressed vessels

The UK Royal Navy-linked UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) safety group earlier issued a warning, urging „extreme caution“ in the area.

13.06.2019 - 11:40 [ CNBC ]

Oil jumps more than 3% on reports of tanker incident in the Gulf of Oman off Iran coast

A spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain told the Associated Press that his command was „aware“ of the incident and was seeking further details. U.S. Naval ships are in the area and are „rendering assistance“ after forces in the region received two separate distress calls, the Fifth Fleet said.

12.06.2019 - 15:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Battle to stop Boris: Remainer MPs launch cross-party plot to scupper a no-deal Brexit as former Foreign Secretary unveils his leadership bid TODAY with a pledge to leave the EU by Oct 31

– Boris Johnson will formally set out his stall for the leadership of his party today
– But Opposition MPs have tabled a motion to take control of Parliament and potentially pass legislation taking No Deal off the table
– Johnson has staked his leadership bid on a promise the UK will leave the UK with or without a deal on October 31
– Leadership outsiders Andrea Leadsom, Rory Stewart and Mark Harper launched their campaigns yesterday
– Michael Gove stepped up his attack on Johnson’s tax plans, calling them ‚insane‘
– European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Brussels will not renegotiate the Brexit deal, regardless of who replaces Mrs May

10.06.2019 - 02:35 [ Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture ]

Iran to ‘soon’ sign MoUs with INSTEX stakeholders to start first trade exchanges

Iran also established a counterparty to INSTEX, called Special Trade and Financing Instrument between Iran and Europe (STFI) in April in a bid to speed up the work.

09.06.2019 - 12:28 [ Netzpolitik.de ]

Big Brother Awards: Negativpreise für Zeit Online und Hessischen Innenminister

Mit einer großen Gala werden in Bielefeld die Datenschutz-Negativpreise verliehen. Zeit.de bekommt auch einen, für Werbetracker und Facebook-Pixel.

09.06.2019 - 12:18 [ Digitalcourage ]

BigBrotherAwards 2019: Das sind die Preisträger

Das „Technical Committee CYBER“ beim Europäischen Institut für Telekommunikationsnormen (ETSI) erhält den BigBrotherAward 2019 in der Kategorie Technik für den Versuch, den neuen technischen Standard für die Verschlüsselung im Internet mit einer Sollbruchstelle auszustatten. Über den geplanten Standard „ETS“ (vormals „eTLS“) werden staatliche Behörden in die Lage versetzt, abgehörte Verbindungen zu entschlüsseln.

29.05.2019 - 04:54 [ theSun.co.uk ]

REMAIN IN THE CHAIR: Remainer John Bercow vows to stay on as Speaker past July as he threatens to block No Deal Brexit

REMAINER John Bercow has vowed to stay on as speaker of the House of Commons past July after threatening to block a No Deal Brexit.

The move risks sparking a fresh rift with Eurosceptic Tories, who have accused him of using his supposedly neutral role in Parliament to try to keep Britain in the EU.

20.05.2019 - 05:23 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States ]

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!

20.05.2019 - 05:20 [ New York Times ]

Rocket Hits Green Zone in Baghdad as Tensions Flare Between U.S. and Iran

The heavily guarded compound was already on a heightened state of alert after nonemergency personnel there and at the United States Consulate in the northern city of Erbil were ordered last week to leave.

The order came after the Trump administration announced that new intelligence indicated a heightened risk that Iranian forces or proxies were considering an imminent attack on American forces or interests in the Persian Gulf or Iraq.

18.05.2019 - 07:08 [ theNation.com ]

Trump May Not Want War With Iran—But the Coalition of the Killing May Give Him One

One spark—a rogue militia attack on US forces in Iraq, a battle involving Iran-allied forces in Syria or Lebanon, an incident in the Persian Gulf—could set off the conflagration that Trump’s advisers seem to want.

Who else wants war? It isn’t just Bolton, who has advocated war with Iran for many years. Joining Bolton on what Zarif calls the “B Team” are Bibi, bin Salman, and bin Zayed (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the effective ruler of the United Arab Emirates). Together, they represent Trump’s Coalition of the Killing.

18.05.2019 - 04:03 [ WashingtonMonthly.com ]

Netanyahu Is Playing Trump Like a Fiddle

In other words, the Trump administration is escalating tensions with Iran based on intelligence reports from Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would have us believe that this isn’t the first time he has been responsible for the actions of the Trump administration.

18.05.2019 - 03:50 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Mossad intel of looming Iranian attack led US to send in carrier force

(06.05.2019)

“The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”

According to Israel’s Channel 13, Israeli officials conveyed information gathered largely by the Mossad on an Iranian plan to attack either a US or US-allied target, details of which were not provided to the network.

14.05.2019 - 20:08 [ CBS News ]

Iran news: Details of tanker „sabotage“ murky as Trump warns Iran and U.S. casts first blame

Details of the alleged sabotage to two Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati oil tanker on Sunday remained unclear, and none of the nations to which the vessels belong had assigned any blame.

However, on Monday American officials told CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin that the initial assessment of a U.S. team sent to investigate the incidents was that Iran or Iranian-backed proxies had used explosives to blow holes in the four ships.

13.05.2019 - 06:02 [ Daily Hurriyat ‏/ Twitter ]

The United Arab Emirates has said that four commercial ships were hit by “sabotage” in its waters, hours after denying reports of explosions at an oil tanker terminal. The exact nature of the sabotage was not revealed, nor were the nationalities of the ships.

13.05.2019 - 05:59 [ Haaretz ]

UAE Says Four Commercial Vessels Targeted by ‚Sabotage Operations‘ Near Iran

Local government denied earlier on Sunday media reports about blasts at the port of Fujairah, according to a statement tweeted by its media office

13.05.2019 - 05:50 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Spannungen in Golfregion: Emirate melden Sabotage an Schiffen

Vor diesem Hintergrund haben bereits mehrere Regierungen arabischer Staaten die vermeintlichen „Sabotage-Einsätze“ verurteilt. Sie würden „Spannungen und Konflikte in der Region verschärfen“, so Abdul Al-Sajani, Generalsekretär des Golfkooperationsrats. Das ägyptische Außenministerium sicherte den VAE Solidarität zu. Die Regierung in Kairo werde dem Land bei allen Herausforderungen beistehen, mit denen die VAE es vielleicht zu tun bekämen.

21.04.2019 - 17:57 [ Vox.com ]

The logic of Bernie Sanders’s continuing war against Clintonworld

Over the weekend, Sanders sent the Center of American Progress — a powerful Democratic think tank that’s closely aligned with the Clintons — a scathing letter, hitting several negative articles and videos published by the group’s media arm, ThinkProgress, that he says will make it easier for President Trump to win in 2020.

“I and other Democratic candidates are running campaigns based on principles and ideas and not engaging in mudslinging or personal attacks on each other,” Sanders wrote in the letter, first obtained by the New York Times.

18.04.2019 - 15:40 [ Slate.com ]

The Paradox of the Democratic “Stop Bernie” Campaign

But the Democrats who don’t want to see him win the pennant—a collection of donors, operatives, and national officials who find Sanders’ politics too far left for their personal taste, and presumably the electorate’s—feel boxed in as to how they should respond. If they do nothing to stop Sanders, then they will have done nothing to stop Sanders. But if they put together some coordinated effort to stop him, then Sanders will channel those efforts into his “anti-establishment” messaging.

10.04.2019 - 13:59 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Next Coalition: Annexation for Immunity From Indictment

The new Netanyahu government will have two main goals: Get rid of the indictments looming in his future, and annex the settlements to Israel, in coordination with the Trump administration

10.04.2019 - 12:57 [ Haaretz ]

With Netanyahu Victory, It’s Time We Admit: Israel Has Become a Dictatorship

If Benjamin Netanyahu manages to bribe his way to a ramshackle, immunity-from-prosecution coalition after his borderline showing in Tuesday’s election, we will all know one thing for sure: Israel has become a dictatorship.

You need look no further than his Election Day obscenities of voter fraud and voter suppression.

10.04.2019 - 11:01 [ Wikipedia ]

Avichai Mandelblit

Aluf Avichai Mandelblit (Hebrew: אביחי מנדלבליט‎; born 29 June 1963) is an Israeli jurist who currently serves as the Attorney General of Israel. Mandelblit had a long career in the Israel Defense Forces legal system, eventually serving as the Chief Military Advocate General between 2004 and 2011. On April 2013 he was appointed Cabinet Secretary.[1] In February 2016, he was appointed Attorney General.

10.04.2019 - 10:57 [ i24news.tv ]

Corruption charges against Netanyahu thrown into spotlight amid likely election win

On February 28, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced his intentions to indict …

03.04.2019 - 10:34 [ Spiked ]

Our unrepresentative democracy

The Brexit pile-up in parliament really is unlike anything we’ve witnessed in modern times. The government and MPs are refusing to implement the biggest democratic mandate in British political history, the clearest and most weighty demand ever issued to them by the public. And yet they are still straining to agree how best to bury it for good.

03.04.2019 - 09:51 [ Sky News / Twitter ]

Brexit minister Robin Walker tells @skysarahjane on #Sunrise that @Theresa_May will begin Brexit talks with @jeremycorbyn today. He says working with the opposition is „not comfortable“ but it’s right for the „national interest“. Brexit updates here:

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