Category Archives: empire and war crimes

Scorched Earth Evil in 2 Tweets

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Iranian Tankers Heading to Venezuela Threatened by US

On or about May 17, 5 Iranian tankers, the Clavel, the Forest, the Petunia, the Faxon, and the Fortune began a voyage from the Persian Gulf Star Refinery near Bandar Abbas, Iran, which makes gasoline. The ships then traveled around the Arabian Peninsula and through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea.  They’ve already passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and are nearing Venezuela. The tankers hold about 175,000 tons of gasoline, or 1.5 to 2 million gallons needed by Venezuela due to the egregious sanctions on the Bolivarian nation preventing them refining oil into gasoline.  The nation needs refinery parts and chemicals to make gasoline from oil that are not obtainable under Western sanctions.
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Pompeo’s JCPOA Insanity


‘To Finally Kill The Nuclear Deal With Iran The U.S. Will Try To Rejoin It’, April 27, 2020, moonofalabama.org

“On May 8 2018 the U.S. ceased its participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal with Iran. The New York Times now reports that the U.S. wants to be back in for some nefarious reason:
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FM Javad Zarif flips the Boss Tweet the bird

…and on (blue bird) Twitter, no less.

‘We don’t take advice from ANY American politician’: Iran’s Zarif rejects Trump’s ventilator offer’, 19 Apr, 2020, RT.com
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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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