2020-02-13: Social Media Postees

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Video: Residents of Syrian Town Open Fire on US Armed Forces Patrol
Almasdar News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
A new video from the Al-Qamishli countryside was released this afternoon following a skirmish between the U.S. Armed Forces and residents of Khirbat Amo. | According to a report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the residents of Khirbat Amo attempted to block …
globalresearch.ca/video-moment-residents-syrian-town-open-fire-us-patrol/5703570

Video: Syrian Army Gives Turkey "Flick on Nose" in Nayrab, Secures Entire Aleppo-Damascus Highway
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-14
For the first time in about 8 years of the war, Syrian government forces have established control of the entire M5 highway, which runs from the border with Jordan through Damascus, Homs and Hama to Aleppo. | During the first half …
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Syria Imposes the Astana Deal by Force as Turkish, Russian Tensions Rise
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
Since 2012 the M5 Damascus-Aleppo had been under the control of jihadist forces. The Syrian Army has now liberated the M5 Damascus-Aleppo road and over 140 cities, villages and strategic hills. Turkey and the Uzbeks, Uighurs and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham …
globalresearch.ca/syria-imposes-astana-deal-force-turkish-russian-tensions-rise/5703580

Russia urges Turkey against 'provocative comments' on Syria
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Moscow has called for restraint after a Turkish parliamentarian blamed Russia for the recent deaths of Turkish troops in clashes with Syrian government forces attempting to liberate the militant-held Idlib province. | Devlet Bahceli, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, MHP), had argued in the Turkish parliament that Moscow and Damascus were responsible for the deaths of 13 Turkish soldiers over the past week. | "We consider it unacceptable to use the tragic events to 'score points' in the domestic political debate," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday,…
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Turkey Vows To Strike Any Force That Violates Idlib Ceasefire
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
Turkey has vowed to use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to Russian criticism. | RELATED: | US Forces Clash With Civilians in Northeast Syria | The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized Ankara on Wednesday, stating that Turkey was not doing its part to uphold the Sochi Agreement that was established in 2018. | The Russian government, which supports Syrian…
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Crisis in Syrian Idlib Has Firmly Put Turkey Back into NATO's Sphere
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
Syria was the very reason why relations between Turkey and the United States deteriorated as the latter openly backed the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the People's Protection Units (YPG), that Ankara considers a terrorist organization. …
globalresearch.ca/crisis-syrian-idlib-put-turkey-back-nato-sphere/5703575

Crisis in Syrian Idlib Has Firmly Put Turkey Back into NATO's Sphere
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
Syria was the very reason why relations between Turkey and the United States deteriorated as the latter openly backed the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party, known as the People's Protection Units (YPG), that Ankara considers a terrorist organization. …
globalresearch.ca/crisis-syrian-idlib-put-turkey-back-nato-sphere/5703575

Top security partner… & second biggest threat to world? Germans are increasingly unsure about role of US
rt.com | 2020-02-13
Most Germans see America, supposedly Berlin's biggest ally, as one of the biggest threats to world peace, right after Iran. Other nations painted as "bogeymen" by Western media are lagging far behind, a new poll shows. | More than 60 percent of Germans believe that Washington is "the greatest threat to international peace," the latest Security Report

Colombia: Two Social Leaders Killed, Death Toll Rises to 44
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The Villa Fatima's Community Action Board prosecutor Luis Alberto Parra and his son Jader Alberto Parra were found dead in the municipality of Puerto Guzman, Putumayo, on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Colombian Teachers Announce 2-Day Strike To Defend Right To Live | Two days earlier, a group of armed men violently entered his house and kidnapped them, as reported by Parra's wife who was tied at the scene. | Subsequently, the Departmental Peace Council reported on the disappearanc…
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US Senate Approves to Limit Trump's War Power on Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The United States Senate approved legislation Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran in order to prevent any further escalation of broader regional conflict. | RELATED: | US House Blocks Trump's Ability to Wage War Against Iran | Eight of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The measure would require Trump to remove U.S. troops engaged in hostilities against Iran unless Congress declares war or pas…
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US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution
rt.com | 2020-02-13
The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack. | Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything. | The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would "have a field day" if his hands "were tied" due…
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Trump Asks $3.8 Billion From Military for Mexico Border Wall
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The U.S. Defense Department asked Congress to reprogram more than $3.8 billion from funding for the National Guard and weapons programs to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, setting another possible confrontation with Democrats, Reuters News Agency reported. | RELATED: | US Senate Approves to Limit Trump's War Power on Iran | Three years after arriving at the presidency, Donald Trump is keeping his central promise of building a wall on the southern border of the nation and heads h…
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San Rafael Protests Senate Decision to Acquit Trump
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-13
Protesting the Senate's decision to acquit Trump on articles of impeachment…
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US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution
rt.com | 2020-02-13
The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack. | Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything. | The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would "have a field day" if his hands "were tied" due…
rt.com/usa/480793-war-powers-trump-senat…

Democratic Party Asks to Investigate Trump for Abuse of Power
teleSUR-age | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
The U.S. Democratic Party is calling for an investigation into President Donald Trump's influence on the Justice Department's decision to lower the sentencing recommendation for White House leader's friend Roger Stone, who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress, obstruction, and manipulation of witnesses. | RELATED: | What's Next Front in Trump's Battle Over Presidential Powers? | The sudden decision by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to request a lighter prison term f…
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After Trial: Pelosi Looks for New Fight, Biden's in Cross Hairs & Trump Kicks Off 'Spring Cleaning'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-13
On 5 February, President Donald Trump was found not guilty in his Senate impeachment trial, bringing an end to the Ukrainegate saga propelled by the House Democrats. One might ask what will happen next? American independent journalist Max Parry has shed light on further developments in Washington.
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Germany urges Russia to stop attacks in Idlib, Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-13
"These attacks must be stopped," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an exclusive interview with the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung."We are now witnessing another dramatic escalation of the situation in Idlib and it is reaching the level of a humanitarian catastrophe," he warned.Almost 1.5 million Syrians have moved near the Turkish border due to intense attacks in recent months, sparking fears of a new refugee influx towards Europe.Germany's top diplomat, during his recent conversations with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, said that he conveyed his government's concerns and expectations."Assad doesn'…
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Turkey will use force against 'radicals', others who violate Idlib ceasefire
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-13
Turkey will use force against those violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwestern Idlib region including "radical" groups, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, according to state media.Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that his military would strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier was hurt, after 13 troops were killed by Syrian forces in a week.Akar also said Turkey was sending additional reinforcements to its positions in Idlib to ensure a ceasefire in the region is maintained and to "control" the region, state-run Anadolu…
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Selected Articles: More Lies on Iran
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-13
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-more-lies-iran/5703600

US Forces Clash With Civilians in Northeast Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
A Syrian civilian was killed on Wednesday in northeast Syria when U.S. forces opened fire on protesters blocking their path in the Al-Hasakah province, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Erdogan Threatens to Strike Syrian Military by Air and Ground | The civilian, who was reportedly participating in the protest, was shot by the U.S. forces inside the village of Khirbat Ummo near Al-Qamishli city. | The report said the Syrian army stopped four U.S. military vehicles at the…
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Scott Ritter Explains Warring in Syria WMD Lies
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-12
Leaked documents from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) suggest that high-level officials manipulated or ignored the findings of those actually on the ground to investigate the alleged chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Douma, Syria in 2018. Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter shares his insights. He argues that …
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Scuffle Between Syrian Civilians and US Soldiers Reflects Increasing Hostility to US Troops
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-12
Though today's incident in Qamishli is a rare occurrence, it is likely a harbinger of the region-wide push that has seen countries like Syria and Iraq take a firmer posture towards the presence of US troops in their countries.
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Turkey Sends Reinforcements to Protect ISIS-Daesh in Idlib, Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
Throughout nine years of preemptive US war in Syria, Turkey supported ISIS other jihadists, pretending otherwise. | Earlier in the war, Ankara colluded with ISIS in transporting, refining and selling stolen Syrian oil

War or Peace: Turkish backed Terrorists, Erdogan's Decision on Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
Turkish backed terrorists, following Radical Islam, which is a political ideology, have shot down a Syrian military helicopter in Idlib on Tuesday. The battlefield of Idlib sits poised for imminent war. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian …
globalresearch.ca/war-peace-erdogan-decision-idlib/5703451

Concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Hits Record High
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-12
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high Monday, according to a reading from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that elicited fresh calls from climate activists and scientists for the international community to end planet-heating emissions from fossil fuels and deforestation. | According to NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory, an atmospheric baseline station in Hawaii, the daily average of CO2…
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Thousands of Children Die Each Year Because of Air Pollution
teleSUR-age | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Every year, the burning of fossil fuels claims four-million lives, including children, especially those living in low-income countries. The main victims, warns a report by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, are the impoverished people of the world. | RELATED: | Pollution To Cause Millions of 'Premature Deaths' By 2050 | It is estimated that approximately 40,000 children die annually before reaching age five due to exposure to particulate…
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US Ambassador Sends Strong Message to Netanyahu: Patience, Young Grasshopper, You'll Annex the West Bank Soon
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-12
On January 28th, United States President Donald Trump accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner unveiled the much anticipated so-called "Deal of the Century" also referred to as the "Mideast Peace Plan". The deal greenlighted …
globalresearch.ca/us-ambassador-sends-strong-message-netanyahu-patience-young-grasshopper-annex-west-bank-soon/5703413

Palestinians Thank Chicago Rapper "Noname" for Her Solidarity and Courage
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-12
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) warmly thanks Noname for her meaningful solidarity and moral courage. Despite the best efforts of Israel lobby groups like "Creative Community for Peace", thousands of artists worldwide have publicly endorsed the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. Many more […]
| | The Palestinian Center for Developme…
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Trump "Peace Plan" Too Extreme Even for Former Right-Wing Israeli Prime Minister
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-12
In an extraordinary joint press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert outlined their objections to Donald Trump's so-called " peace plan" between Israel and Palestine. The plan would allow Israel to annex large swathes of territory conquered in the 1967 war that it has since illegally colonized wit…
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Colombian Teachers Announce 2-Day Strike To Defend Right To Live
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) announced Tuesday a national strike on February 20 and 21 against violence and defending a right to life. | RELATED: | Colombia: 39 Social Leaders, 7 Ex-Farc Members Murdered In 2020 | Fecode President Nelson Alarcon called Colombian citizens to join this initiative in defense of life, peace, and democracy, "against the assassination, threats…
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Foreign fighters: 'One of the most serious dimensions' in global counter-terrorism struggle
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
Over the past few years, ISIL and Al-Qaida terrorist fighters have posed an "unprecedented threat to international peace and security", the UN counter-terrorism chief said on Wednesday in Vienna, at the close of a joint UN- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference on addressing challenges posed by terrorists who have gone to fight overseas.
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'We must all do more' to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-02-12
On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the need to integrate child protection into peace processes during a high-level Security Council briefing on Wednesday.
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What about stopping endless wars? Trump urges GOP to vote down Iran war resolution because it's a partisan ploy by Democrats
rt.com | 2020-02-12
US President Donald Trump says the resolution that would block him from using force against Iran is a partisan trick by Democrats, even though he campaigned on a peace platform and some of his closest allies support the proposal. | "We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness," Trump tweeted on Wednesday, adding that Tehran would "have a field day" if his hands were tied. | "The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don't let it happen!" he urged the GOP majority. | ….If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad s…
rt.com/usa/480702-trump-iran-war-senate/

Salvini Faces Trial After Italian Senate Votes to Lift Immunity
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Italy's Senate voted on Wednesday to lift the immunity for controversial far-right leader Matteo Salvini, paving the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at sea last year. | RELATED: | Matteo Salvini Vows to Recognize Jerusalem as Israeli Capital | Based on the preliminary results obtained by Reuters on Wednesday, the majority of the Italian Senate was in favor of removing the legal protection that had shielded Salvini as…
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Trump's 2021 Budget Proposal Slashes Over One-Quarter of the EPA's Budget
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-12
President Donald Trump has unveiled his budget proposal for the next federal fiscal year, and it's predictably harsh for wildlife and the environment

Deadline Looming, Strongest Surveillance Reform Bill Yet Emerges
Neema Singh Guliani | aclu.org | 2020-02-12
Congress has just five weeks to decide the fate of key foreign | intelligence surveillance powers

Congress Should Outlaw State Attacks on Abortion Access
Yashica Robinson, MD | aclu.org | 2020-02-12
Before I finished | high school, I learned I was pregnant. As a result of fear and a lack of | resources, by the time I confided in my mother and grandmother, I had no choice |

Ilhan Omar Unveils Bold Proposal for US Foreign Policy 'Deeply Rooted in Justice'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-12
"I believe that when the United States says it champions human rights, democracy, and peace, we should mean it!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Demands Senate Reject Iran War Powers Resolution as Lawmakers Debate Measure to Assert Constitutional Power
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-12
"If the Senate passes Sen. Tim Kaine's War Powers Resolution, both chambers will have taken a stand for peace and for their constitutional authority." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Mass Murder': New Report Says Air Pollution From Fossil Fuel Combustion Causing 4.5 Million Deaths Each Year
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-12
"Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables is an essential step towards preventing catastrophic climate change and protecting our health." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Senate Democrats' Plan for Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Is 'Wishful Thinking' on Solving Crisis, Climate Action Groups Say
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-12
New climate legislation put forward by Senate Democrats is "woefully" insufficient to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis when compared to the warnings of the world's top scientists, green group said Wednesday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW's attacks on Douma whistleblowers
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-11
Facing accusations that it issued a doctored report alleging a chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW has released an inquiry…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/11/new-leaks-sha…

Exclusive: New leaks shatter OPCW's attacks on Douma whistleblowers
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-11
Facing accusations that it issued a doctored report alleging a chemical attack in Syria, the OPCW has released an inquiry…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/11/new-leaks-sha…

Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
Between efforts to censor information critical of Buttigieg on social media and harass independent media outlets and their reporters at his rallies, it appears that a concerted effort is underway to control the narrative around the DNC primaries…
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We're All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
America has been a warring nation–a military empire intent on occupation and conquest–for so long that perhaps we, the citizens of this warring nation, have forgotten what it means to live in peace, with the world and one another.
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How Trump's "Peace" Plan Will Redraw Israel's Borders to Exclude to Non-Jews
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
Trump's new Middle East "Peace" Plan will redraw Israeli borders to exclude towns with large populations of Arab citizens, an attempt, writes Miko Peled, to force them down the totem pole to a place where their rights will be even more limited.
mintpressnews.com/trump-peace-plan-redra…

We're All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
America has been a warring nation–a military empire intent on occupation and conquest–for so long that perhaps we, the citizens of this warring nation, have forgotten what it means to live in peace, with the world and one another.
mintpressnews.com/a-case-for-not-giving-…

How Trump's "Peace" Plan Will Redraw Israel's Borders to Exclude to Non-Jews
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-11
Trump's new Middle East "Peace" Plan will redraw Israeli borders to exclude towns with large populations of Arab citizens, an attempt, writes Miko Peled, to force them down the totem pole to a place where their rights will be even more limited.
mintpressnews.com/trump-peace-plan-redra…

Fateh Standing behind Abbas following Threats by Israeli UN Delegate
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-11
The Fateh movement said, today, that it stands behind PA President Mahmoud Abbas and fully supports the positions expressed in his speech before the United Nations Security Council, warning of the implications rendered by the Israeli delegate's portrayal of Abbas as an obstacle to peace, in calling for him to …
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The Vote to Acquit Trump
Calvin Trillin | thenation.com | 2020-02-11
The Vote to Acquit Trump…
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