Category Archives: empire and war crimes

Hassan Rouhani‘s Message to the People of the United States

From tasnimnews.com:  ‘TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to the people of the United States of America on Friday, saying the time has come for the American nation to end the “dark chapter” of Washington’s sanctions in the US history to contribute to the global battle with the coronavirus, March 21, 2020 (creative commons)

Following is the full text of the Iran president’s message to American people released by his official website on Friday, March 20:
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Notes from post-US/OAS/CIA coup Bolivia

añez and medina

First: ‘Elon Musk is acting like a neo-Conquistador for South America’s lithium’, Mar 09, 2020 by Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano  (CC non-commercial)

By my lights, the authors have buried the lede. 

They first report that Musk wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil, and was supposed to have met with Jair Bolsonaro (who either has or hasn’t tested positive for corona virus depending on which hour of the #FakeNews cycle).  As Musk had ended up being too busy, he’ll go to Brazil later this year.  Apparently ‘all eyes are on the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina where both BMW and GM already have factories.  They provide a list of names that Musk has been in contact with already who are eager for Musk to build a Gigfactory there as well.
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ICC approves probe of US war crimes in Afghanistan

With permission from the editor to use all content, I’ll reblog all of it, as it’s a key moment in history; all bolds are mine.

Via Bill Van Auken at wsws.org, March 6, 2020

ICC Appeals Panel

“An appellate panel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Thursday that an investigation leading to the potential prosecution of US officials for war crimes during Washington’s nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan can move forward.
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‘Defensive Strike’? US Hits Taliban Targets in Afghanistan Days After Peace Deal Reached

Via sputnik.com, March 3, 2020

“US forces carried out an airstrike against Taliban militants on Wednesday, USFOR-A spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett announced on Twitter. According to the statement, it was a defensive measure, as the Taliban resumed operations against Afghan forces earlier this week. He also noted that the movement’s forces conducted 43 attacks on Afghan troops on Tuesday in Helmand.

To be clear- we are committed to peace, however we have the responsibility to defend our #ANDSF partners. #Afghans & US have complied w/ our agreements; however, Talibs appear intent on squandering this opp. and ignoring the will of the people for #peace.
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Further anti-Muslim Pogroms in India

‘As Trump embraces Modi, communal violence convulses India’s capital’, Keith Jones, 25 February 2020, wsws.org

“US President Donald Trump has been feting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a two-day visit to India, even as the vile consequences of the fascistic, communalist policies pursued by Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government are being bloodily spelled out on the streets of Delhi.
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Fascism Ahead of the May 3 Elections in Bolivia

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Further terrorist attacks in Idlib

‘Russian, Turkish military specialists among hundreds killed & injured in Syria’s Idlib terrorist attacks – Moscow’, 6 Feb, 2020

“Terrorists took over the Idlib de-escalation zone and carried out thousands of attacks in the last two months, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that the West is portraying them as “moderate opposition.

Idlib governorate, the last stronghold of anti-government forces in Syria, saw a surge of violence by radical jihadists who have no desire for a peaceful resolution to the almost nine-year-long conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Most of the attacks are carried out by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the latest iteration of al-Qaeda in Syria.

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