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Iran Will Never Trust America Again

by Narges Bajoghli

TEHRAN — “We were naive to think the United States would keep its promises in a deal with us,” Hasan, a retired captain in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war — now a prominent film director — said last week from his office in a major regime production studio in central Tehran. “I thought enough time had passed since the revolution that we could potentially engage with America again,” he continued, before he let out a resigned sigh.

USA | President Trump’s Nominee for CIA Director Overshadowed by Torture Allegations

[John Kiriakou was a CIA analyst and case officer from 1990 to 2004. He was the first U.S. government official to confirm in December 2007 that waterboarding was used to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners, a practice he described as torture. In this piece, Kiriakou shares his views on Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As it has been widely reported in the mainstream media, Haspel’s involvement in CIA torture programs–particularly at a CIA secret prison in Thailand–and her role in the destruction of more than 90 video tapes of waterboarding overshadows her senate confirmation hearing set for May 9th, 2018.]

Trump considers rejoining TPP

By Chen Weihua

US President Donald Trump is reconsidering joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that he campaigned vigorously against in his presidential race and withdrew the US from just days after taking office.

USA | Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action

by Bruce A.Dixon

The only good thing I can think to say about the Obama presidency is really kind of negative too, a monstrous crime he almost committed, but backed away from at the last minute. It was the only time in Obama’s political career that I’ve seen him take what might remotely be described as a risk. It was the the aftermath of the August 2013 chemical weapons attack on Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus which killed 1,300 people. While all the TV talking heads and publicly visible admirals and generals blamed the nerve gas attack on the Syrian government, Obama bucked the warmongering tide which he himself had helped raise, opting NOT to escalate the US war in Syria with carpet bombings of its infrastructure and a no-fly zone, the prelude to an inevitable invasion.

USA | March on the White House: Tell Trump “No War Against Syria!”

Saturday, April 14
12:00 p.m.
Rally and March – Gather at the White House
Followed by teach-in at George Washington University

Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”