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The MoA Week In Review - OT 2019-35

Sun, 2019-06-23 20:55
Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: June 17 - Iran To Exceed Some Nuclear Deal Limits - EU Under Pressure To Fulfill Its Commitments June 18 - Trump Fires Shanahan. Pompeo For Sec Def? Bolton To State? June 19...

As Trump Wants To Avoid A Shooting War, Iran Will Use Other Means To Pressure Him

Sun, 2019-06-23 00:48
Iran will continue to put Trump under pressure. As he wants to avoid a war that would hurt his re-election chances, Iran will use other means to pressure him. The discussion about Trump's decision not to 'retaliate' for the shoot...

White House Pushes 'Trump Pulled Back' Story - He Likely Never Approved To Strike Iran

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:06
Last night U.S President Trump allegedly pulled back from a military strike against Iran after it had already been ordered. That is the official story but there are doubts that it is true. The Iranian campaign of "maximum pressure" against...

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...