Security Council Members Defeat Trump Regime Scheme to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Security Council Members Defeat Trump Regime Scheme to Extend Arms embargo on Iran

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

There never was any doubt. 

On Friday, the Trump regime’s scheme to prevent legitimate foreign arms sales to Iran crashed and burned at the Security Council in humiliating fashion.

Only virtual US colony the Dominican Republic supported the unacceptable scheme.

US bullying, bribes and threats failed to win over the other 13 SC member states.

Britain, France, Germany, and eight other members of the body abstained. Russia and China voted against the Trump regime’s scheme.

The 13-year ban expires on October 18, according to what P5+1 countries agreed on as part of the JCPOA nuclear deal.

In response to Friday’s vote as expected, loose cannon Pompeo responded to the overwhelming US defeat with a litany of bald-faced Big Lies, his specialty.

Calling the unacceptable&
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Trump Aims to Sabotage November Elections?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Aims to Sabotage November Elections?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Marketing Professor Utpal Dholakia slammed what he called “the sheer, undiminished outrageousness of (Trump’s) words and actions,” calling his behavior “appalling.”

His reality-denying tenure consistently features misinformation, disinformation, Big Lies, name-calling insults, pledges without fulfillment, outrageous tweets, contempt for the rule of law, and abandonment of public health and welfare.

Though trailing Biden by a significant margin in polls, he manages to hold onto a loyal following that’s oblivious to his shortcomings, bravado, and support for privilege over their rights.

He once said “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”

Maybe so, but he’s running scared in the run-up to the Novembe
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Plandemic InDOCTORnation World Premiere on London Real, Tues Aug 18th 12 Noon EST

Read more on this subject: Vaccines and VaccinationsNews Story Source: Freedom Platform TV

Plandemic Indoctornation World Premiere

Get ready.

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Trump: 'A lot of people' think Edward Snowden 'not being treated fairly'

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News Story Source: https://nypost.com By Steven Nelson
“There are a lot of people that think that he is not being treated fairly. I mean, I hear that,” Trump told The Post in an exclusive interview in the Oval Office, before soliciting views from his staff.

Trump commented on Snowden for the first time as president after accusing former President Barack Obama of spying on his 2016 campaign.

“When you look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan — and, excuse me, the man that sat at this desk, President Obama, got caught spying on my campaign with Biden. Biden and Obama, and they got caught spying on the campaign,” Trump said.

Trump’s comments reflect a remarkable softening in his views about the man he once deemed a “traitor” worthy of execution. Republican lawmakers and the Justice Department’s inspector general recently highlighted misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the secret FISA
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Are bread riots coming to America?

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News Story Source: https://theweek.com by Ryan Cooper
At this rate, by mid-September or so, new unemployment claims will be merely as bad as they were during the worst of the Great Recession.

Those unemployment benefits, however, because this country has systematically stripped and sabotaged its safety net, are extremely meager and often nearly impossible to actually get. Hundreds of thousands of private citizens who have lost their jobs are flocking to Reddit for help and advice, as state unemployment bureaucracies are so janky and swamped they often can’t deal with the flood of applications.

In the past week, the r/unemployment subreddit has taken a dark turn with the expiration of the CARES Act’s super-unemployment and the failure of Republicans to even come to an agreement about what they want in the next round of pandemic relief. It’s become a de facto support group for people whose lives are collapsing around them for simple lack of income or jobs, and talk of suicide is common.

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Feds declare California high capacity magazine ban unconstitutional – again (Take that, Kamala!)

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News Story Source: www.thefirearmblog.com
DUNCAN V.BECERRA

OPINION

LEE, Circuit Judge:

In the wake of heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings, the state of California barred its citizens from owning so-called “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. But even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster. California’s near-categorical ban of LCMs strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed self-defense. Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text of the Second Amendment. Indeed, from pre-colonial times to today’s post-modern era, the right to defend hearth and home has remained paramount. California’s law imposes a substantial burden on this right to self-defense. The ban makes it criminal for Californians to own magazines that come standard in Glocks, Berettas, and other handguns that are staples of self-defense. Its scope is so sweeping that half of all magazines in America are n
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Donald Trump hints at FIRING his FBI director Chris Wray over claims he is covering up misconduct…

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News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co, By EMILY GOODIN
President Donald Trump on Thursday hinted he could fire FBI director Christopher Wray over his claim the nation’s top cop and his agency is covering up their role in the Russia probe. 

‘I wish he was more forthcoming. He certainly hasn’t been,’ Trump told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo in a phone interview. 

He argued there are documents wanted in the investigation of why the FBI started a counterintelligence probe into Trump’s 2016 campaign over concern Russians were trying to influence the election. 

‘There are documents that they want to get and that we have said we want to get. We’re going to find out if he’s going to give those documents, but certainly he’s been very, very protective,’ the president said.

He appeared to be referring to documents wanted by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who is subpoenaing the FBI as part o
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‘Countless lives are at stake’: Science journal Editor-in-Chief warns against ‘dangerous

Read more on this subject: Vaccines and Vaccinations
News Story Source: https://www.dailymail.co, By JOE PINKSTONE
The head of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals has written an article pumping the brakes on the international scramble for a Covid-19 vaccine.

In it, Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science journals, urges politicians not to cut corners as part of a ‘dangerous rush’ to find a vaccine, and to instead ensure existing protocols and rigorous testing are adhered to. 

It comes just days after Russian leader Vladimir Putin claimed his country created a jab which confers two years of immunity against the coronavirus. 

Official documents reveal the vaccine was approved after tests on only 38 people and ’causes side-effects including fever, pain and swelling’. 

The scientific community was outraged after learning of this ‘reckless, foolish and unethical’ development, and a leading voice has now further urged policymakers to proceed with caution.

‘Premature approval of a vaccine in the
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 16, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
City Council Member Praises Mob

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant expressed her disgust with Police Chief Carmen Best’s resignation, saying “this tool of capitalist oppression had the nerve to object to the Council’s decision to reject her beloved ‘law and order’ and replace it with a more progressive vision for our City.”

“We need to represent the will of the people,” Sawant said. “Just the other night Black Lives Matter protesters were chanting ‘who do we protect? Black criminals.’ These so-called criminals are the very victims of capitalist oppression that Best so enthusiastically wants arrested and punished. Blacks have been impoverished by capitalism. They have a human right to expropriate or destroy the property of the capitalist class. This includes the shopkeepers who man the front lines of the capitalist war on the little people. Rather than side with the socially just resistance in this war, Best has inserted poli
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