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Mike Pompeo Is Setting the Stage for War With Iran

Mike Pompeo Is Setting the Stage for War With IranWhat follows is a conversation between Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Greg Wilpert of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested to Congress that the Trump administration would not rule out going to war with Iran, even when there is no explicit authorization from Congress to do so. Pompeo said this in the context of being asked whether the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force, or A.U.M.F., could be used to attack Iran on the basis that Iran supported the 9/11 attacks and is connected to al Qaeda, which carried out the 9/11 attack. Here is a…


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North Korea is calling for Mike Pompeo to be replaced as negotiator

North Korea is calling for Mike Pompeo to be replaced as negotiatorNorth Korea is calling for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to replaced as negotiator between the United States and North Korea. CBSN contributor and Asia Society senior fellow Isaac Stone Fish joined CBSN to discuss about the most recent developments and where does the United States go from here. ….. Read More.CBS NEWS – Latest | U.S. and World NewsThu, April 18, 20199 hours ago



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U.S. to Allow Lawsuits Over Properties Seized by Castro’s Cuba

U.S. to Allow Lawsuits Over Properties Seized by Castro’s CubaWASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won’t renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two decades, meaning that lawsuits can be filed starting on May 2 when the current suspension expires. The decision could affect dozens of Canadian and European companies to the tune of tens of billions of dollars in compensation and interests. “Any person or company doing business in Cuba should heed this announcement,” Pompeo said. Pompeo said the administration was acting because it recognized the “reality” that the bar on lawsuits, which has been in place since 1996, had not achieved the goal of pressing Cuba to enact democratic reforms or reining in what he called its…


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Ambassador Grenell: Mayor Buttigieg pushing ‘Jussie Smollett’ hate hoax agains...

Ambassador Grenell: Mayor Buttigieg pushing ‘Jussie Smollett’ hate hoax agains…The U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell defended Vice President Mike Pence against accusations of homophobia alleged by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg comparing calling the claims a “hate hoax along the lines of Jussie Smollett.” ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentThu, April 18, 20197 hours ago


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Twitter’s “Verified” Users Are Spreading Viral Misinformation

Twitter’s “Verified” Users Are Spreading Viral MisinformationOn Monday afternoon, as one of Europe’s most famous landmarks was engulfed in flames from an accidental fire, a Twitter user with a MAGA hat clad profile picture and over 30,000 followers hit send on a post spreading baseless rumors of arson. “BREAKING: Workers at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris saying fire was intentionally set,” read the tweet from Carmine Sabia. An hour and 562 retweets later, he sent another message attempting a backpedal. “There is no evidence if it is intentional or accidental. Im relaying what some workers have said,” the tweet read, offering no explanation of who the supposed workers were or if Sabia was in touch with them directly. Verified accounts used by far right-wingers are routinely fast and loose with facts.Neither the second tweet, nor Sabia’s lack of clear links to Paris or credentials as a traditional journalist, kept his…


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