Saturday’s news links – Jan. 4, 2020

War on Iran

In Redux of Iraq War Run Up, Media Cheers on Assassination of Soleimani MPN

A Dubious Official Story Masks the True Motives Behind the Soleimani Assassination MPN

Mike Pence pushes 9/11 conspiracy theories to justify Suleimani killing Guardian

The U.S. airstrike on Iran’s Soleimani pushed oil prices sharply upward Axios

New Wave Of Airstrikes Hits Iraqi Capital, Kills Several PMU Personnel Southfront

Iraq’s PMF says air strike targeted medics, not senior leaders: statement Reuters

America’s war footing against Iran Axios

Trump’s twin war threats Axios – Iran and Korea

People Think Trump Is Starting A War With Iran So He Can Be Re-Elected And Delay Impeachment Trial NewsOne

People in Tehran Hold Massive Anti-US Rally over Gen. Soleimani Assassination FARS

Does FAFSA Register You for the Draft? What to Know About Rumors That Circulated After Iranian General Killed Newsweek

Brett McGurk, the former U.S. special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, told NBC News’ Rachel Maddow on Thursday that the United States should “presume that we are in a state of war with Iran.”

Donald Trump’s Order to Kill Iranian Leader Qasem Soleimani Feels Like World War 3, but We Must Say No to War With Iran Teen Vogue

‘World War III’ Trends as Hawks Rejoice at Trump Decision to Assassinate Iranian Military Leader Common Dreams

The New York Times’ First Op-Ed About War With Iran Is by a Guy Who Said There Were No Downsides to Invading Iraq Slate

Did the NY Times know about the assassination of Qassem Soleimani before the strike?

On Jan. 2, 2020, in the NY Times piece headlined: “Hypersonic Missiles Are a Game Changer. No existing defenses can stop such weapons — which is why everyone wants them.” Quote:

Is there an individual in an unfriendly country who cannot be apprehended? What if the former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Qassim Suleimani, visits Baghdad for a meeting and you know the address? The temptations to use hypersonic missiles will be many.

Can the President Just Kill Anyone He Wants Now? Slate

Bolivia coup

Bolivia: Socialists Lead Polls, Coup Plotters Frightened teleSUR

Australia burning

This is not a Natural Disaster. It is Man Made Steve Keen

The Australian: Murdoch-owned newspaper accused of downplaying bushfires in favour of picnic races Guardian

Tesla “Autopilot” has killed 3 more people in past month — It will get far worse from here Medium

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