Archiv: international war lobby


22.02.2019 - 20:51 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

The US must stay out of Venezuela & let the people determine their own future. US meddling in Latin America has been disastrous for the people of the countries where we intervene. Pence’s „demand“ is inappropriate & dangerous.

22.02.2019 - 20:42 [ Politico.com ]

2020 Elections – ‘He is not going to be the nominee’: Dems slam Sanders over Maduro stance

Florida Democrats are denouncing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for refusing to call Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro a dictator — a politically explosive issue in the nation’s biggest swing state.

Sanders also would not say whether he considered Venezuela’s assembly leader, Juan Guaidó, as the nation’s interim president, which is the position of the United States and a majority of Latin American countries European countries.

22.02.2019 - 08:13 [ New York Times ]

Venezuela’s Ex-Spy Chief Rejects Maduro, Accusing Leader’s Inner Circle of Corruption

„You have killed hundreds of young people in the streets for trying to claim the rights you stole. This without even counting the dead for lack of medicines and security.”

“To the generals,” he added, “how is it that having the power to allow the entry of international humanitarian aid to our country to save lives, you would decide not to? Would you be so inhuman? So hypnotized?”

22.02.2019 - 07:56 [ Fox News ]

America must lead the way to freedom in Venezuela, key investor says

A major movement to gain access to humanitarian aid is expected this Saturday in Cucúta along the Venezuela- Colombia border and ahead of that, a number of American debt holders have a specific and personal interest in a calm and swift resolution to the power vacuum in Venezuela Opens a New Window. — they want to be repaid.

20.02.2019 - 18:18 [ ABC News Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says being confronted with „the high human cost of war“ while serving in Iraq influenced her anti-interventionist stance. „I was struck with the names and the faces of my brothers and sisters who were paying the price for this war“

20.02.2019 - 15:09 [ Washington Post ]

Top Trump appointees promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over objections from national security officials, House Democratic report says

The possible sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia was discussed in the Oval Office just last week. The meeting included Energy Secretary Rick Perry, representatives from the NSC and State Department, and a dozen nuclear industry chief executives, one of the people present told The Washington Post.

19.02.2019 - 16:15 [ Max Blumenthal ‏/ Twitter ]

I asked members of Congress if they thought the US was meddling in Venezuela. Their dismaying responses demonstrated why it’s so easy for the permanent war state to get its way on Capitol Hill.

(1.2.2019)

19.02.2019 - 15:29 [ nation.com.pk ]

US, EU trying to bypass UN on Venezuela: Moscow

While the United States has openly backed Guaido, the European Union did not issue a joint statement following suit because the motion was vetoed by Italy, according to a diplomatic source. Despite this, however, many European countries have individually voiced their support for the Venezuelan opposition leader.

19.02.2019 - 15:19 [ SunNewsOnline.com ]

EU threatens to impose further sanctions on Venezuela’s President Maduro

Germany and other European Union (EU) countries threatened Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with further sanctions on Monday.

19.02.2019 - 12:07 [ Sabrina Siddiqui / theGuardian.com ]

Leftwing Democrats steal the 2020 spotlight but can centrists fight back?

Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities who was chief economics adviser to vice-president Joe Biden, said Democrats were broadly aligned on principles but differed on how to pursue them.

“There’s going to be a lot of Democrats on the stage when the primaries begin,” he said, “but I don’t think there’ll be nearly as much distance between them as people think.”

19.02.2019 - 10:51 [ Jim Waterson, media editor at the Guardian / Twitter ]

If you want an example of UK electoral law loopholes: The Independent Group, which looks/swims/quacks a lot like a political party and is asking for donations, is actually a private company. So it isn’t subject to electoral law rules requiring them to declare financial backers.

19.02.2019 - 10:45 [ Aaron Bastani / Novaramedia.com ]

The Independent Group Will Be an Unmitigated Disaster

Most importantly, the circumstances in which the Independent Group now finds itself, certainly compared to 1981, are perilous to say the least.

Those areas initially most susceptible to the rise of the SDP – university towns and wealthier metropolitan areas – now tend to be bastions of Corbynism, the social base of which is relatively straight-forward: public sector workers, BAME communities, university graduates who feel they’ve lost out, trade unions, older generations who drifted away from the party under Tony Blair, those deeply politicised by austerity.

19.02.2019 - 10:38 [ Aaron Bastani, Co-Founder @novaramedia ‏/ Twitter ]

What policies can we possibly glean about a new ‚centrist‘ party?

✅ Pro water privatisation
✅ Pro fracking
✅ Pro corporate lobbying
✅ Pro … Which? magazine
✅ Pro foreign wars for literally no reason What have I missed?

18.02.2019 - 06:17 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them……..

16.02.2019 - 13:05 [ Radio Free Europa / Radio Liberty ]

Germany’s Merkel Warns U.S. Against Withdrawing From Syria, Afghanistan

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 16, Merkel questioned whether the planned U.S. withdrawal was „a good idea.“

„Will it once more strengthen the capacity of Iran and Russia to exert their influence?“ she asked.

She also cautioned against a premature U.S. withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, saying that NATO’s Resolute Support mission in that country was dependent on the U.S. military’s commitment.

16.02.2019 - 12:37 [ George Galloway / Twitter ]

16 years ago today I was one of the leaders of the mightiest demonstration in British history against the imminent invasion and occupation of Iraq. Everything we said turned out to be right and everything our leaders and their media said turned out to be false. #Iraq #Feb15

16.02.2019 - 10:36 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Here’s Joe BIden in 2002, on the floor of the Senate, explaining why he supports giving Bush authorization to attack Iraq. Add to this his support for regime change in Libya and decide for yourself if you trust Joe Biden to determine who should rule Venezuela:

16.02.2019 - 10:24 [ Sprecherin des US Repräsentantenhauses ]

Pelosi Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

(8.2.2019) Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the situation in Venezuela:

“I support the decision of the National Assembly, Venezuela’s sole remaining democratic institution, to recognize Juan Guaidó, President of the National Assembly, as the Interim President until full, fair and free elections can be held.

16.02.2019 - 09:59 [ Security Conference ‏/ Twitter ]

Welcome to prime time at #MSC2019: Chancellor Angela Merkel, @VP Mike Pence, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, @JoeBiden and many more distinguished leaders take the stage on Day 2!

Follow the discussion via our live stream: securityconference.de/msc-2019/live

15.02.2019 - 06:29 [ CNSNews.com ]

IAEA Chief Complains of ‘Pressure’ Over Iran Nuclear Inspections

(1.2.2019) Insisting once again that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog complained this week that attempts – he didn’t say by whom – to pressure the agency on inspections were “counter-productive and extremely harmful.”

15.02.2019 - 06:23 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Fake news goes nuclear as IAEA warns against meddling with Iran

(2.2.2019) A veteran CIA officer was discussing Iran’s future at an international security forum in Israel on Tuesday (Jan 29) when the moderator cut him off to cue up a breaking news bulletin on the giant monitor overhead.

Iran, Israel’s Channel 2 announced, had just abandoned its landmark nuclear deal with world powers and will start kicking out inspectors immediately.

15.02.2019 - 06:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pence Says Iran Advocates ‚Another Holocaust,‘ Urges Europe to Nix Nuclear Deal

Pence accuses EU of leading scheme to ‚break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime‘

15.02.2019 - 05:53 [ CNN ]

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe

Referring to Iranian protests in 2009, the vice president said, „The world missed an opportunity last time to confront the regime, but not this time.“

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a public appearance with Pence Thursday, told NBC that Iran „has to be countered and it has to be countered now.“ Asked if that means regime change, Netanyahu said, „I don’t rule anything out.“

15.02.2019 - 04:20 [ Haaretz ]

Pompeo to Netanyahu: Confronting Iran Key to Mideast Stability, Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday it is impossible to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran.

Pompeo is in Warsaw to participate in a conference on the Middle East co-hosted by Poland and the U.S. State Department that was originally supposed to focus on Iran, but the title was later changed to “Promoting a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.”

14.02.2019 - 09:59 [ mehdi rezai ‏/ Twitter ]

We know Netanyahu’s enthusiasm for waging a new war in the region very well, but this tweet unveils the reality that what security and peace means for those who have gathered in Warsaw.

14.02.2019 - 09:55 [ 24matins.uk ]

Netanyahu hails Warsaw talks with Arab states as ‘turning point’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Thursday as historic a Warsaw meeting where he is joining Arab states, saying they stood united against Iran and voicing hope that cooperation extends to other areas.

12.02.2019 - 16:51 [ Yabiladi.com ]

Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to attend the anti-Iran Warsaw conference

On the 13th and 14th of February, Warsaw will host an international conference co-chaired by Poland and the United States, to promote peace in the Middle East. The Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced, Monday, that 60 delegations, including ten from the Middle East and all EU member states, will attend the conference.

12.02.2019 - 16:33 [ Cato Institute ]

A Guide to Saudi Arabia’s Influence in Washington

(6.12.2018) The United States has long pursued a generally pro-Saudi policy in the Middle East, a legacy of the Cold War when the United States relied heavily on the Saudis to push back against Soviet influence. Saudi Arabia’s geopolitical importance-and its position as the world’s swing producer of oil-has often led U.S. policymakers to minimize criticism of Saudi Arabia. Even as fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were shown to be Saudi citizens, for example, the George W. Bush administration pushed to maintain the close U.S.-Saudi relationship while privately criticizing Saudi support for religious extremism. The Trump administration, however, has taken the United States’ selective vision on Saudi Arabia to new extremes.

12.02.2019 - 16:30 [ New York Times ]

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’

(25.August 2016) Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do not agree on much, but Saudi Arabia may be an exception. She has deplored Saudi Arabia’s support for “radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” He has called the Saudis “the world’s biggest funders of terrorism.”

12.02.2019 - 13:35 [ CNN ]

Iran summons Polish diplomat over planned ‚anti-Iranian‘ Warsaw conference

Poland and the United States are jointly organizing a global conference in Warsaw on February 13-14 that will focus on Iran’s influence in the region, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

12.02.2019 - 13:23 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Advisers Kushner, Greenblatt to Attend Mideast Conference in Warsaw

(31.1.2019) The participation of the two means there could be some discussions about the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan

12.02.2019 - 13:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump’s ‚Arab NATO‘ Push Against Iran Comes to a Head, and He’s the Biggest Obstacle

(20.1.2019) Next month, Washington will convene 70 world leaders in Warsaw in an attempt to form an alliance against Iran. But they all remember Trump’s zigzagging policies

12.02.2019 - 13:18 [ arabcenterdc.org ]

Will an Anti-Iran Military Alliance Be Formed in 2019?

(23.1.2.2019) In summary, while some GCC states may wish they could build a military alliance capable of confronting Iran, that goal may be farfetched in 2019. Instead, the notion of the alliance could very well be the Trump Administration’s hidden path to the goal of normalizing Gulf relations with Israel, without much of a serious attempt at confronting Iran.

12.02.2019 - 12:58 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Join Arab Leaders at U.S.-hosted Mideast Conference in Poland

Some 60 countries have confirmed their attendance, but both Iran and the Palestinian Authority won’t take part

10.02.2019 - 17:20 [ CNN ]

Sold to an ally, lost to an enemy

(6.2.2019) The US shipped weapons and secrets to the Saudis and Emiratis. Now, some are in the hands of fighters linked to al Qaeda and Iran.

09.02.2019 - 10:43 [ Businessinsider.de ]

As tensions in Venezuela heighten, Marco Rubio says US should ‚go big‘ on its relationship with Brazil’s new right-wing president

(29.1.2019) Brazil, Rubio argued, can be a „force multiplier“ in addressing the crisis in Venezuela.
Rubio suggested that the US should support Brazil’s ascension to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and its space capabilities.
The US, Rubio said, should capitalize on Brazil’s new right-wing government, saying previous leftist governments in the country „undermined“ its economic and political stability.

09.02.2019 - 10:33 [ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil / Twitter ]

Minister Ernesto Araújo talks to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro about the situation in Venezuela at the organization’s headquarters in Washington. @ernestofaraujo @Almagro_OEA2015 @OEA_oficial @Brasil_OEA @jguaido

(6.2.2019)

07.02.2019 - 10:16 [ BreakingIsraelNews.com ]

Netanyahu and Putin to Meet in Moscow on Iranian Threat

Despite tensions between their home countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 21 in Moscow, where the two are expected to discuss the Iranian threat.

07.02.2019 - 09:22 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

We heard attacks from warmongers in politics/media before. Those opposed to Iraq/Libya/Syria regime change wars are called “dicatator-lovers” or “cozy” with evil regimes. Rather than defend their position, they resort to name-calling & smears. American people wont fall for this.

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.

07.02.2019 - 09:10 [ Ruptly ]

LIVE: Trump delivers remarks to ministers as part of ‘Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’

US President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at the State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 6 at a meeting with foreign ministers whose countries are part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The 79-member coalition is expected to discuss the future of campaigns in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on safeguarding against a resurgence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) through stabilisation and security assistance.

07.02.2019 - 08:59 [ TEAM ABABU. ‏/ Twitter ]

CAS @AbabuNamwamba arrived in Washington DC last evening to lead the Kenyan delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, hosted by US Secretary of State Hon Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

07.02.2019 - 08:47 [ Ambassador Sung Kim ‏/ Twitter ]

We are proud to partner with the Philippines and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Multinational collaboration and information-sharing has allowed us to disrupt potential attacks worldwide and diminish ISIS’s online influence.

07.02.2019 - 08:43 [ Margot Wallström,Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden / Twitter ]

Discussing peace & stabilisation of liberated areas in Iraq and Syria with leaders at the global coalition to defeat ISIS meeting in Washington DC. Root causes that enabled Daesh should be addressed and their reach and impact on social media must be countered.

07.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Globalnews.ca ]

Anti-ISIS coalition holds meeting in Washington

A meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met in Washington to focus on what happens once the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Jackson Proskow reports.

06.02.2019 - 16:08 [ Jerusalem Post ]

France carries out rare simulation of nuclear deterrent strike

France conducted a rare simulation of a nuclear deterrent mission, its armed forces ministry said on Tuesday, at a time when the United States plans to exit a nuclear arms control pact with Russia.
The 11-hour mission, which included refueling, tested all phases of an attack mission involving a Rafale warplane.

05.02.2019 - 09:29 [ Mark Curtis, historian/analyst of UK foreign policy ]

Guardian/Observer has been campaigning for 2 years to remove Corbyn and no surprise it backs US regime change in Venezuela. It’s the Anglo-American power elite’s main ‚liberal‘ asset in the UK.

04.02.2019 - 16:04 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

As commander-in-chief, I will work to end the new cold war, nuclear arms race and slide into nuclear war. That is why the neocon/neolib warmongers will do anything to stop me.

04.02.2019 - 15:45 [ Glenn Greenwald / Intercept ]

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

04.02.2019 - 15:37 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

Trump campaigned against regime change wars when he ran for President but now bows to the wishes of the neocons around him, clamoring for the regime change wars he claimed to oppose, this time in Venezuela and Iran.

04.02.2019 - 09:02 [ theGuardian.com ]

Will Venezuela oil sanctions be the silver bullet to fell Maduro regime?

(3.1.2019) The sanctions, which came in on Monday, ban US companies from exporting goods or services to Petroleum of Venezuela (PDVSA), as part of a campaign to force Maduro to step aside and cede power to Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader. US refineries are also banned from buying crude from PDVSA unless the money is paid into accounts not tied to Maduro.

04.02.2019 - 08:38 [ Democracy Now ]

Venezuela: Guaidó Seeks Support from Russia, China as Maduro Gov’t Remains Defiant

This comes as Reuters is reporting the Maduro government plans to sell gold from central bank vaults to the United Arab Emirates for cash, as new sanctions from the U.S. threaten to further cripple the country’s economy.

02.02.2019 - 18:01 [ Richard Burgon, Abgeordneter des britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

On Question Time this week I explained how the problems in Venezuela are best resolved through a dialogue of all the parties there and through a negotiated peaceful settlement – not by a Donald Trump led intervention.

02.02.2019 - 16:36 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Just Admitted Arming anti-Assad Syrian Rebels. Big Mistake

For the first time on the record, a senior official confirmed Israel’s secret unconventional war in Syria, aimed at preventing Iranian encroachment. But what did Israel gain from exposing its ‚anti-intervention‘ lie after so many years of denial?

02.02.2019 - 16:01 [ Ben Norton / Twitter ]

US VP and right-wing Christian fundamentalist Mike Pence just held a Florida rally in which he called for the overthrow of Venezuela’s sovereign gov, implied military intervention is on the table, & declared, „No time for dialogue. This is time for action“

01.02.2019 - 13:49 [ New York Times ]

Senate Rebukes Trump Over Troop Withdrawals From Syria and Afghanistan

The 68-to-23 vote to cut off debate ensures that the amendment, written by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and backed by virtually every Senate Republican, will be added to a broader bipartisan Middle East policy bill expected to easily pass the Senate next week.

The vote was the second time in two months that a Republican-led Senate had rebuked Mr. Trump on foreign policy.

01.02.2019 - 13:32 [ CNN ]

In rebuke to Trump, Mitch McConnell unveils proposal urging troops stay in Syria, Afghanistan

(29.1.2019) Trump ordered a rapid withdrawal of troops from Syria on December 19, a move that was widely criticized by lawmakers from both parties.
Since that initial announcement, Trump earlier this month extended his original 30-day timeline to withdraw the troops to four months and told reporters, „I never said we’re doing it quickly, but we’re decimating ISIS.“

31.01.2019 - 08:20 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Closes Gap on Netanyahu: Dramatic Rise in Polls After Debut Speech

When asked who should be prime minister, 36% of those polled by Channel 12 said Netanyahu while 35% said Gantz.

A poll held last week showed that Netanyahu would lose four Knesset seats if Attorney General Avichai Medelblit announces his intention to indict him for accepting bribes ahead of the election.

31.01.2019 - 08:16 [ Haaretz ]

Benny Gantz Breaks Silence: Netanyahu Is No King, Can’t Keep Seat if Indicted

Former Israel Defense Forces chief Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest challenger, formally announced his candidacy for the premiership Tuesday and said his government would „strive toward peace and not miss an opportunity to achieve peace in the region.“

„Netanyahu is no king, his government sows division and incitement,“ Gantz said, speaking at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

30.01.2019 - 14:25 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s about the oil … again. Bolton just exposed real motive for intervention in Venezuela: „We’re in conversation with major American companies now…It would make a difference if we could have American companies produce the oil in Venezuela. We both have a lot at stake here.“

28.01.2019 - 14:46 [ Haaretz ]

Israel to Host Summit for Europe’s Emerging Nationalist Bloc

Leaders of Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to arrive in February as part of Netanyahu’s efforts to shake up the EU consensus on issues related to the Palestinians and Iran

28.01.2019 - 14:29 [ Salالدين ‏ / Twitter ]

“Our defense relationship is critical to both nations, which is why I support the United State’s commitment to provide Israel with 38 billion dollars in military assistance over the next decade.” – @KamalaHarris at AIPAC 2017

No thank you. Next, please.

28.01.2019 - 14:25 [ InTheseTimes.com ]

Senate Democrats Offer Little-to-No Opposition to Trump’s Expansion of Syria Bombings

(16.4.2018) Ten Democratic and Independent senators raised procedural or legal concerns while supporting military intervention on substance. Among them are rising stars in the so-called Democratic “resistance” to Trump—Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)—both of whom aired concerns about the lack of authorization and legal rationale after the bombings had already taken place.

26.01.2019 - 15:09 [ ilfattoquotidiano.it ]

Venezuela, Macron, Sanchez e Merkel lanciano un ultimatum: “Elezioni entro 8 giorni o riconosciamo Guaidò presidente

I leader europei concordano infatti sul fatto che „il popolo venezuelano deve poter decidere liberamente il proprio futuro“ e sono pronti a scendere in campo, come ha spiegato il ministro degli Estreri spagnolo Josep Borrell:

24.01.2019 - 22:53 [ Antiwar.com ]

Permanent War: Congress Forbids NATO Withdrawal

The Democrat-controlled House followed the Senate yesterday in passing legislation forbidding the president from withdrawing from NATO and affirming undying US support for the outdated Cold War alliance. Is NATO really about defense? Or is it a jobs program for the military industrial complex? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

21.01.2019 - 05:08 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

The army issued the statement early Monday, hours after Israel carried out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus international airport.

Until now Israel has largely refrained from public admissions of military operations in neighboring Syria.

20.01.2019 - 09:56 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

The neocon/“left”-liberal interventionist freak out over the only pres candidate who has forcefully defied the bipartisan foreign policy consensus is just beginning. Will be somewhat enjoyable to watch it build to a petulant frenzy this year.

(11.1.2019)

20.01.2019 - 09:44 [ TheCourtJestersClub / Youtube ]

1/14/2019: Tucker asks Glenn Greenwald why Tulsi Gabbard is hated by „Official Washington“

Tucker Tonight, Fox News 1/14/18: Tucker asks Glenn Greenwald why Tulsi Gabbard is hated by „Official Washington“

Related: Hillary Clinton 2004: „I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. . https://youtu.be/1sGwGB7lKE0

20.01.2019 - 08:45 [ Tim Postulka ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s sad to see her painted as an Assad supporter for opposing the war. During the Bush years, it was all about stopping the neocons. Now their policies control both parties even though Americans have been sick of it for a long time #Tulsi2020

20.01.2019 - 07:02 [ Jacob Wohl ‏/ Twitter ]

Everyone in the pro-Israel lobby (myself included) is already talking about how to make sure that Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign is over before it even gets off the ground — If you’re going to bet on a Dem candidate, look elsewhere

(11.1.2019)

20.01.2019 - 06:57 [ CNN ]

Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

During her run for state legislature in 2002, Gabbard told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, „Working with my father, Mike Gabbard, and others to pass a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage, I learned that real leaders are willing to make personal sacrifices for the common good. I will bring that attitude of public service to the legislature.“ The quote, which CNN’s KFile found during a review of Gabbard’s early career, shows how closely she aligned herself with her father’s mission at the time.

20.01.2019 - 06:45 [ theHill.com ]

Howard Dean to CNN: All Dem candidates qualified to be president except Tulsi Gabbard

(17.1.2019) „I mean I’m really not going to take sides in this,“ he later added. „There are no candidates, with one exception, that I really don’t think should be president.“

„And who’s that exception?“ asked co-host John Berman.

„Tulsi Gabbard. I don’t think she knows what she’s doing and I don’t think she … is qualified. She’s not qualified,“ Dean responded.

„And what’s that based on?“ asked Camerota.

„About her dalliances with [Syrian President Bashar Assad], her statements about gay people. … I don’t know what she thinks she’s doing.”

17.01.2019 - 22:31 [ /notesdeseguretat.blog.gencat.cat ]

Artificial security and defence intelligence of the European Union

(16.1.2019) According to the study published by the European Union Institute for Security Studies, in the coming years artificial intelligence (AI) will be present in almost all areas of daily life: communication, healthcare and even security and defence.

15.01.2019 - 09:12 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Mr. Pompeo has not yet proposed that Arab nations outside the war zones send troops to fight the militias, though he has left open the possibility of the United States helping piece together an Arab military coalition to move into northeastern Syria as the United States withdraws.

15.01.2019 - 08:55 [ Henry Olsen / Washington Post ]

John Bolton is under attack

The first report seeks to portray Bolton as a bumbler whose undiplomatic attempt to soothe both Netanyahu and Erdogan made the withdrawal harder to implement. This could be the work of someone trying to diminish Bolton’s influence within the administration. When the president asks why his administration has yet to fully withdraw from Syria, these people can use the report as evidence that Bolton is the problem.

15.01.2019 - 08:42 [ Independent.co.uk ]

From Trump tweets to Pentagon leaks, infighting leaves US Middle East policy in tatters

At the same, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times all carried major damaging stories targeting White House Middle East policy, all sourced to unnamed American diplomats and defence officials, targeting Mr Trump’s handpicked adviser Mr Bolton for pushing the country towards the brink of war with Iran and trying to maintain the US military presence in Syria as a bulwark against Iranian influence.

11.01.2019 - 21:14 [ Algemeiner ]

US National Security Adviser John Bolton Reiterates Israel’s Right to Self-Defense Against Iran

“President Trump, I think, has made it clear publicly on any number of occasions how concerned he is about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, whether it’s North Korea, Iran, or anybody else, and he’s a strong believer in taking steps with Israel and others in the region who are like-minded to make sure Iran never gets to that point,” Bolton continued.

11.01.2019 - 21:11 [ Al Masdar News ]

Bolton assures Netanyahu that US backs Israel’s attacks on Syria

(7.1.2019) US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday reiterated US commitment to Israeli self-defense, during his meeting with the Israeli leader in Jerusalem.

11.01.2019 - 16:32 [ theHill.com ]

Pompeo says US to host world summit focused on Iran next month

The U.S. will hold an international gathering of Middle Eastern allies next month in Poland, where top U.S. officials will discuss with foreign counterparts the future of the region, including battling Iran’s influence.

Fox News reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the U.S-hosted conference, to be held from Feb. 13-14, that will feature representatives from „dozens“ of countries …

08.01.2019 - 06:11 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

Endless Wars, especially those which are fought out of judgement mistakes that were made many years ago, & those where we are getting little financial or military help from the rich countries that so greatly benefit from what we are doing, will eventually come to a glorious end!

07.01.2019 - 21:09 [ nationalinterest.org ]

Elizabeth Warren Moves Left—On Foreign Policy

Sanders and his allies view foreign affairs as a leading area for improvement on his 2016 run for president as foreign policy. The thinking is that had he assailed Hillary Clinton on a problematic record on Syria, Libya, Iraq as well as the Obama administration war in Yemen, he might well have captured the Democratic nomination.

06.01.2019 - 12:57 [ New York Times ]

Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

(6.11.2018) In Jordan, state intelligence officials said they had worked closely with the C.I.A. to thwart more than a dozen terrorist plots in the past several months in the Middle East and Europe.

A classified American military program in Jordan, called Operation Gallant Phoenix, is scooping up data collected in commando raids in Syria and Iraq and funneling it to law enforcement agencies in Europe and Southeast Asia, according to United States military and intelligence officials who described details of the initiative on condition of anonymity because of its secretive nature.

06.01.2019 - 12:54 [ Olivier Guitta ‏/ Twitter ]

A classified #US military program in #Jordan, called Operation Gallant Phoenix, is scooping up data collected in commando raids in #Syria and #Iraq and funneling it to law enforcement agencies in #Europe and Southeast #Asia.

(8.11.2018)

05.01.2019 - 09:16 [ Axios.com ]

Bolton to praise Bolsonaro, declare „Troika of Tyranny“ in Latin America speech

National Security Adviser John Bolton will declare the election of right-wing firebrand Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil as a „positive sign“ for Latin America while denouncing Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as a „Troika of Tyranny,“ according to excerpts seen by Axios of a speech he will give at 1 p.m. ET in Miami.

05.01.2019 - 09:08 [ Herald.co.zw ]

US, Brazil’s new govt target Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed supporting a return to democracy in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with Brazil’s new right-wing government on Wednesday, in a joint effort against what he called authoritarian regimes in Latin America.

Pompeo and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo considered deepening cooperation in the region at a meeting in Brasilia following Tuesday’s inauguration of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

05.01.2019 - 09:04 [ Time.com ]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Considers Opening U.S. Military Base to Counter Russian Influence

In the interview to the SBT network Thursday night, Bolsonaro said he is worried about Russia’s closeness with Venezuela. In December, the two countries held a joint training mission in Venezuela that was criticized by U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“My approximation with the United States is economic, but it could also be warlike,” said Bolsonaro, adding the base would be “symbolic” since American military power can reach any part of the globe.

05.01.2019 - 09:02 [ Mintpressnews.com ]

Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

(4.1.2019) Miko Pompeo visited newly-minted right-wing governments in Latin America this week, rallying support for US regime change efforts in Venezuela.

04.01.2019 - 11:03 [ legalinsurrection.com ]

Israel Helped 30 Countries Foil Terror Attacks in 2017, Says Economy Minister

(28.2.2018) Israeli military’s intelligence branch, known as “Unit 8200,” told the Australian authorities about a hidden explosive device destined for an Etihad Airways flight leaving Sydney for Abu Dhabi last July.

Earlier this month, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Israel’s role in helping Germany and European countries in combating Islamist terror. It revealed that Israel is part of a covert multinational counter-terrorism operation named “Gallant Phoenix” that gathers intelligence on Islamic State war criminals returning from the Middle East to Europe.