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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) Views
Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster
The speed in which the U.S. government officially blamed Iran should give us pause, given our own history in the region
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on June 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. News
Trump Must Not Be Allowed to Use Gulf of Oman Incidents as 'Pretext for Illegal War With Iran': Bernie Sanders
"The time is now for the United States to exert international leadership, and bring the countries in the region together to forge a diplomatic solution to the growing tensions."
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Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) Views
Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
It is up to all of us to not be passive consumers of news, and continually bear in mind that the news we are getting about official enemies may be less than half the story
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Contradicting Trump Claim of Iranian Mine Attack, Owner of Japanese Oil Tanker Says 'Flying Object' Likely Caused Explosions
"I do not think there was a time bomb or an object attached to the side of the ship," said Yutaka Katada
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Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don’t take orders from Iran and don’t have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) Views
Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers
It was clear that Trump warmongers would blame Iran and then use the incident as a springboard to war
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Think US Media Won't Help Lead Nation Into War With Iran Based on Flimsy or False Intelligence? Looks Like They Already Are
"Do U.S. reporters, anchors, and editors really want more Middle Eastern blood on their hands? If not, they need to fix their rather credulous and increasingly hawkish coverage of Iran—and fix it fast."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran
Mike Pompeo is fighting way above his weight class
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'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence
"Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war."
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"In 2003, it was Iraq. In 2019, it's Iran." (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) Views
Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World
As the Trump administration weighs war, Iraqis prepare a carnival for peace
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Warnings of Effort to 'Maneuver the US Into a War' as Trump Officials Rush to Blame Iran for Attacks on Gulf Tankers
"These attacks are yet another warning sign that Trump and his team are leaning into a disastrous war in the Middle East."
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