2020-02-07: Social Media Postees

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Israeli Attack Endangers Civilian Aircraft in Damascus
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-07
A civilian aircraft flying from Tehran to Damascus narrowly avoided fire from Syria's air defense systems, which were activated in response to an Israeli missile attack on Friday. | RELATED: | Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded in Israel Strikes on Gaza | Due to the Israeli strike, the aircraft, an Airbus A320, was unable to land at Damascus Airport and had to divert to Russia's Khmeimim airbase, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. | The surprise attack, which was made by four Isra…
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Syria: With an Eye on Energy Dominance, Russia is Aligning with Israel Against Iran
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
In the second of a three-part series, Agha Hussein investigates Russia's financial motivation for teaming up with Israel and wealthy Gulf Arab states to curb Iran's influence in post-war Syria.
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Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-07
Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes

Syria and Turkey Face War as Syrian Arab Army Poised to Take Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Tensions between Damascus and Ankara have never been higher over the past nine years. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on February 5, to declare war on Syria if the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) does not withdraw from the territory liberated …
globalresearch.ca/syria-turkey-face-war-syrian-arab-army-poised-take-idlib/5702988

Syrian Advance Sends Hundreds of Thousands Fleeing in Idlib
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
BEIRUT

Break-up of Astana Partnership Was Inevitable. The Turkey-Russia Relation in Jeopardy?
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered his forces to strike Syrian army positions in retaliation for targeting a Turkish military convoy bound for the Saraqeb in Syria's north-western Idlib province. His forces obeyed on Monday and allegedly struck a …
globalresearch.ca/break-up-astana-partnership-inevitable/5703037

OPCW responds to Douma leaks… by arguing whistleblowers are not credible & calling for tighter internal security measures
rt.com | 2020-02-07
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said in a report that whistleblowers who raised concerns about the group's Douma probe are not credible, and called for new measures to prevent further leaks. | The international chemical weapons watchdog released its 'Independent Investigation into Possible Breaches of Confidentiality Report' on Thursday, in response to leaks from two former OPCW inspectors which put in question the organization's findings regarding an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. | The OPCW claimed that the two individuals, identified as Ins…
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Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-07
Max Blumenthal breaks down the shadowy network of billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the Shadow app that ruined…
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Acronym group that sabotaged Iowa caucus birthed by billionaire who funded Alabama disinformation campaign
Max Blumenthal | mronline.org | 2020-02-07
Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman funded the creation of ACRONYM, the group that sabotaged the Iowa caucus results, after bankrolling voter manipulation campaigns including the notorious online "false flag operation" in Alabama's 2017 senate race. | Source…
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The DNC Can't Slow Bernie Sanders' Momentum
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-02-07
Committee Chair Tom Perez is making a big push to prevent the Vermont senator from securing the nomination. It may be too little too late.
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DNC in Disarray While the Sanders Campaign Gains Momentum
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
Not a time for defeatism…
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The Game is Rigged
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Let's not beat around the bush. The game is rigged. The fix is in. | I'm not just talking about the neofascistic Donald Trump, the Republican Party, the Republican-controlled United States Senate and the fake-impeachment trial that body just concluded. I'm talking about their neoliberal enablers, the Democrats too.
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Radical radio station KPFK host Lila Garrett, 94, passes
Marcy Winograd | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
LOS ANGELES–It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing on Feb. 1 of one of my best friends, KPFK host and Emmy-award winning writer Lila Garrett, always a pistol, yet married to the peace movement and forever committed to progressive values. I said my goodbyes to Lila a little over a week …
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Duh, Jared! So who built the PA as a 'police state'?
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Nazareth. Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its "peacemaking". The current…
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Democrats seek to suppress Sanders victory in Iowa
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
The effort to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with DNC Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the state.
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Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara on the Iowa caucuses: Don't lose faith in the Democrats
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
Writing in the Guardian, Sunkara claims that "we should have confidence" in the "integrity" of the vote in Iowa, arguing that the DNC will not "steal the election from Bernie Sanders."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/sunk…

Democrats seek to suppress Sanders victory in Iowa
wsws.org | 2020-02-07
The effort to conceal or suppress reports of Senator Bernie Sanders' victory in the Iowa caucuses reached a new stage Thursday with DNC Chairman Tom Perez calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to recanvass the state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/07/iowa…

"Senators, Are You Completely Morally Bankrupt?" and Other Signs at San José Protest
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
February 5 was a day of national action, a reaction to the Senate acquittal of Trump on the charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress to aid his own re-election. San José photos.
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What an Example
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that the United States Senate has disgraced itself by ignoring the rule of Anglo American law and procedure and that body's Constitutional role to actually "try all articles of impeachment," we must ask ourselves how the civil and criminal proceedings in our nation's federal and state courts may be affected. Based on the Senate's…
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Trump May Not be a Dictator, But He Has a Despot's Sense of Impunity
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that President Trump has been "acquitted" in a sham trial by the Republican-controlled Senate and given unfettered license to act as he pleases, is there a real danger that he will become a dictator? According to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and one of the House impeachment managers,…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/trump-may-no…

San Francisco Swift Reaction to Senate Sham Trial
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
Speakers in San Francisco said everyone must call on local politicians to reject the Senate vote in which President Trump was found not guilty on both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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San Francisco Swift Reaction to Senate Sham Trial
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
Speakers in San Francisco said everyone must call on local politicians to reject the Senate vote in which President Trump was found not guilty on both articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/06/1883042…

Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the …
globalresearch.ca/failed-prosecutions-donald-trump-survives-senate/5703023

Excitement Turns to Anger in Palo Alto After Senate Trial Sham
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
In Palo Alto the Raging Grannies helped organize one of two rallies in that city to say Reject the Cover-up on February 5.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/06/1883043…

Trump says Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Still in a celebratory mood after his acquittal in the Senate, US President Donald Trump said Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment, as their accusations against him were false. | "That's a very good question," Trump said when asked by a journalist whether the Democrats should "expunge" his impeachment in the House. | The president expressed confidence that "they should, because it was a hoax; it was a total political hoax." | He ripped into his Democratic opponents, saying that "they've gone totally crazy" and claiming they suffer from a "bad case" of "Trump derangement syndrome." | There's a lot of evil…
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San Francisco In Nationwide Rejection of Senate Coverup
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
Protest on Market Street against Republican Whitewash of Gangster President…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/06/1883044…

Excitement Turns to Anger in Palo Alto After Senate Trial Sham
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-07
In Palo Alto the Raging Grannies helped organize one of two rallies in that city to say Reject the Cover-up on February 5.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/06/1883043…

What an Example
James C. Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that the United States Senate has disgraced itself by ignoring the rule of Anglo American law and procedure and that body's Constitutional role to actually "try all articles of impeachment," we must ask ourselves how the civil and criminal proceedings in our nation's federal and state courts may be affected. Based on the Senate's…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/what-an-exam…

Trump May Not be a Dictator, But He Has a Despot's Sense of Impunity
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Now that President Trump has been "acquitted" in a sham trial by the Republican-controlled Senate and given unfettered license to act as he pleases, is there a real danger that he will become a dictator? According to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and one of the House impeachment managers,…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/trump-may-no…

To Quit or Not to Acquit, That Was the Question
Thomas M. Magstadt | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins"

French surfing champion dies aged 24 just weeks after moving to Australia to start new life
rt.com | 2020-02-07
French surfing star Poeti Norac has died in Australia at the age of 24, just weeks after moving to start a new life in the country. As tributes poured in to the youngster, the circumstances of her death remain unclear. | Norac, who had been living in Australia for just a few months, died last weekend in the Sunshine Coast, as was confirmed by her friends. | READ MORE: WATCH: Surfer suffers terrifying wipeout at Jaws Big Wave Championships in Hawaii | The 24-year-old specialized in shortbo…
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Will There Be No Retribution?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
"Rep. Adam Schiff lied to Congress and the American people with a totally made up statement about the president's phone call. Will there be no retribution?"

Biological Weapons: A Useful and Timely Factual Overview
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
The US government and its many agencies and educational and health institutions, have for many decades conducted intensive research into biological warfare, in many cases strongly focused on race-specific pathogens. | In a report to the US Congress, the Department of …
globalresearch.ca/biological-weapons-useful-timely-factual-overview/5702842

Biological Weapons: A Useful and Timely Factual Overview
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-07
A US Army operating manual from 1956 stated explicitly that biological and chemical warfare were an integral operating portion of US military strategy, were not restricted in any way, and that Congress had given the military "First Strike" authority on their use.
globalresearch.ca/biological-weapons-useful-timely-factual-overview/5702842

Will There Be No Retribution?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
"Rep. Adam Schiff lied to Congress and the American people with a totally made up statement about the president's phone call. Will there be no retribution?"

Russian delegation to arrive in Ankara on Saturday to discuss Idlib: FM
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-07
In the wake of the regime's attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Syria, a Russian delegation is expected to arrive in Ankara on Saturday to discuss the escalating situation, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.The announcement by Mevlut Cavusoglu came at a joint news conference in the capital city with his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajcak.Earlier this week, Syrian regime forces attacks killed seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian. In retaliation, the Turkish military targeted more than 50 positions and neutralized over 70 regime troops, according to Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.Cavusoglu said Turkey, wh…
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Turkey to hit back any attack in Syria, says Defense Ministry
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-07
In the wake of Syrian regime attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, Turkey's Defense Ministry vowed to retaliate against any attack."All kind of attacks will to be retaliated in proportion, our observation posts [in Idlib] will continue their duties," Col. Olcay Denizer, a Defense Ministry spokesman, told a press briefing in the capital Ankara.On Monday, Assad regime attack in Idlib, northwestern Syria, martyred seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian contractor working with the Turkish military. Thirteen individuals were injured but are in good condition, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar had said.In retaliation…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-to-hit-back…

"The Squad" Joins Town Hall With Grassroots Activists on Critical Issues of 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
The live streamed event will proudly feature four of the bravest and most progressive voices for change the U.S. Congress has seen in decades: Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well as prominent artists, activists and organizers. | We are pleased to partner with the award-winning team at Democracy Now! To publicize this event. Author and Democracy Now co-host Nermeen Shaikh will moderate. | We will also be joined by activists hosting watch part…
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Turkey Deploys Special Forces to Observation Posts in Idlib – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-07
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that agreements relating to Syria's Idlib and the area east of the Euphrates did not work.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020020710782…

Shamima Begum Loses Appeal Against Stripping of Her Citizenship
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-07
In February 2019 Home Secretary Sajid Javid stripped Begum of her citizenship using powers which don't require a criminal charge or conviction. Her lawyers argued that this decision was unlawful because it left her stateless and languishing in a refugee camp in Syria.
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Tulsi Gabbard in New Hampshire
Michael Tracey | thenation.com | 2020-02-06
Tulsi Gabbard in New Hampshire…
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Syrian Army's Offensive in Idlib Deepens Rift Between Russia and Turkey
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-06
Major strains are appearing in Russian-Turkish relations, particularly over the Syrian Army's latest offensive against Turkish-backed jihadists in Idlib and Russia's non-agreeance with Turkey's support for the Muslim Brotherhood government based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Last week Turkish…
globalresearch.ca/syrian-army-offensive-idlib-deepens-rift-between-russia-turkey/5702948

Video: Syrian Army Advance in Idlib Province. Netanyahu and Erdogan to the Rescue of Al Qaeda
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-06
In Greater Idlib the defences of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other favorites of the foreign powers supporting 'Syrian democracy' are collapsing. | On February 5, the Syrian Army, supported by Russian airpower, took control of a number of villages in southeastern …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-army-captured-saraqib-netanyahu-n-erdogan-rescue/5702958

Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2020-02-06
Turkey has given the Syrian government until the end of this month to withdraw from recently seized territory in Idlib province.

Turkey Gives Assad Deadline to Pull Back or Face Military Action

Syria: 'Massive waves of civilian displacement and loss of life must stop now': UN Special Envoy
news.un.org | 2020-02-06
Air and ground strikes in the region of Idlib, northwest Syria, are causing "massive waves of civilian displacement and major loss of civilian life", causing unacceptable human suffering which must stop now, Geir Pedersen, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, told the Security Council on Thursday.
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Draft UN Resolution Condemns Trump Middle East 'Peace' Plan
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-06
A draft United Nations Security Council resolution rebuked Tuesday President Donald Trump's pro-Israel peace proposal and condemned Israeli plan to annex its illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. | Tunisia and Indonesia circulated the draft text to council members. Though it …
globalresearch.ca/draft-un-resolution-condemns-trump-middle-east-peace-plan/5702925

Proposed United Nations Resolution Condemns Trump's "Peace Deal"
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-06
A draft United Nations Security Council resolution condemns Israel's plan to annex the settlements it has built illegally on occupied Palestinian territories, in a rebuke of a US-devised "peace plan" that endorses the Israeli land theft of Palestinian-owned property. The draft, which was reported on by Reuters, on Tuesday, has …
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Central African Republic: One year after peace deal, a 'long, steep' road ahead to ensure child rights protections
news.un.org | 2020-02-06
A year since the signing of a peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Thursday that millions of children across the country remain threatened by violence and a lack of access to food, health care and other basic needs.
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Trump's Peace Plan Is a 'Galvanizing Shock' for Palestinians
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-06
Donald Trump says his "Deal of the Century" is a new basis for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But, ironically, he's driving hopelessly divided factions in the Arab world to unite against the plan, says Arab Studies professor Rashid Khalidi. | TRNN Video & Transcript:…
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Iowa disaster redux: DNC demands recanvass as more sordid details emerge about Shadow app's backers
rt.com | 2020-02-06
Increasingly glaring irregularities in the Iowa caucus have forced DNC chair Tom Perez to call for a recanvass, as new revelations about those who funded the fiasco suggest a campaign to steal not just the election, but the party. | Just when it looked like the Iowa caucus nightmare was over, with 97 percent of precincts reporting and so many "inconsistencies" glossed over to reach that point that the most corrupt banana republic would raise an eyebrow, Perez has called for a do-over. "In light of the problems that have emerged" and "to assure public confidence in the results," the party leader ordered its Iow…
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