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Iran Shoots Down Strategic U.S. Drone - Is Ready For War - Puts "Maximum Pressure" On Trump

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:57
Early this morning Iranian air defense shot down a U.S. high attitude reconnaissance drone: DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. “spy” drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, which is on the Gulf, the...

How John Bolton Controls The Administration And Donald Trump

Thu, 2019-06-20 01:20
Jeff Bezos' blog, the Washington Post, has some bits on the discussion and infighting in the Trump administration about the march towards war on Iran. The piece opens with news of a new redline the Trump administration set out: Secretary...

Trump Fires Shanahan. Pompeo For Sec Def? Bolton To State?

Wed, 2019-06-19 01:03
Trump just fired his acting Secretary of Defense. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump -16:59 UTC· 18 Jun 2019 Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so...

Iran To Exceed Some Nuclear Deal Limits - EU Under Pressure To Fulfill Its Commitments

Tue, 2019-06-18 00:47
The conflict U.S. President Donald Trump ignited by leaving the nuclear deal with Iran is escalating at multiple fronts. U.S. sanctions on Iranian im- and exports are devastating its economy. A new tanker war is brewing. Iran will soon exceed...

The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-34

Sun, 2019-06-16 23:56
Sorry for posting only four pieces this week. There was family visiting here who deserved a bit of attention. Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: June 11 - Cuban Doctors Provide Healthcare To Those In Need - The U.S....

How Trump's "Maximum Pressure" Campaign Against Iran Now Works Against Him

Sun, 2019-06-16 19:57
There is no evidence that Iran was behind Friday's attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. There are many parties in the Middle East and in the United States who are interested in goading the U.S. into a military...

Iran Decided To Put Maximum Pressure On Trump - Here Is How It Will Do It

Sat, 2019-06-15 00:04
Thirteen month ago the United States launched a total economic war against Iran. It demands its capitulation. Now Iran decided to respond in kind. It will wage a maximum pressure campaign on U.S. economic interests until the Trump administration concedes...

Today's Attacks On Ships In The Gulf Of Oman Are Not In Iran's Interest - Or Are They? (Updated)

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:37
UPDATED below --- Early this morning, around 6:00 UTC, two tankers in the Gulf of Oman were attacked by surface weapons. Both ships were some 50 kilometers south-east of Bandar-e Jask, Iran, and some 100+ kilometers east of Fujairah. bigger...

Unconstricted Twisted Filaments Of Fiber

Wed, 2019-06-12 23:36
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Cuban Doctors Provide Healthcare To Those In Need - The U.S. Wants To Stop Them

Wed, 2019-06-12 01:31
The Trump administration wants to reassert hegemony over Latin America. Cuba is one of its main targets. Through right wing allies and by its own means it targets Cuba's most successful export program - the provision of Cuban doctors to...

The <I>MoA</I> Week In Review - OT 2019-32

Sun, 2019-06-09 22:26
Last week saw our biannual request to you, dear readers, to support our efforts with a donation. Many of you thankfully do so. But many more seem to have missed the chance. If you are one of those sinners please...

Syria - Western Media Glorification Of Syrian Jihadist Is A Sign That The War Is Far From Its End

Sun, 2019-06-09 21:50
Western media currently publish glorifying obituaries for a Syrian 'rebel' who is know for extreme sectarianism and for being a member of a Jihadi group that is aligend with al-Qaeda. The Associated Press, the BBC, the Guardian and analysts all...

We Are Happy To Announce 40 Million Lifetime Pageviews!

Sat, 2019-06-08 03:04
Over the last week there were several meta-post about the Moon of Alabama blog itself. This is another happy one. A week ago we announced some minor renovations of this blog's functionality. Smaller linking issues were fixed and the 'search'...

U.S. 7<sup>th</sup> Fleet Cruiser Ignores Rules At Sea - Nearly Collides With Russian Destroyer

Fri, 2019-06-07 21:51
The accident prone U.S. 7th fleet is again in trouble. CNN sensationally reports of a near collision of a U.S. navy ship with a Russian navy one: The United States and Russian navies are at odds over an apparent near...

How <i>Moon of Alabama</I> Is Made

Fri, 2019-06-07 04:03
In one of the interviews Seymour Hersh gave last year about his life as a reporter he was asked to give advice for other writers. He offered three tips: Read before you write. Know more than you write. Get yourself...

Odd NYT 'Correction' Exculpates British Government And CIA From Manipulating Trump Over Skripal Novichok Incident

Thu, 2019-06-06 17:12
A piece in the New York Times showed how in March 2018 Trump was manipulated by the CIA and MI6 into expelling 60 Russian diplomats. Eight weeks after it was published the New York Times 'corrects' that narrative and exculpates...