2021-10-25: News Headlines

David Vine (2021-10-25). Do you want a New Cold War? mronline.org The AUKUS Alliance takes the World to the brink.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-24). Life and Death on the Fire Planet. counterpunch.org Photo: US Forest Service. | Fire is everywhere, nowadays. In the Arctic, Siberia, Australia, Canada, the American West, even in some rain forests. Terms like "fire tornado" have entered the vernacular, along with "heat dome," which often, along with drought, set the stage for uncontrollable fires. Of course, everyone connects these blazes with climate change. We humans heated the planet by fire, namely the burning of fossil fuels. This in turn dried out entire regions, and they burn. How hot have we made it? Well, last summer the little Canadian town of Lytton smashed all records at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, whi…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Syrian Pilot Killed In Attack Helicopter Crash In Damascus Countryside. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 23, a Mi-25 attack helicopter of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) made a hard landing in the countryside of Damascus while returning from a mission around the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs. | Syrian pro-government sources said that the Soviet-made helicopter experienced "mechanical program", without elaborating. | The helicopter pilot, Major Muhammad Taher Nadim Abdullah, was killed in the incident. Several service members were also wounded. | As a result of a mechanical failure,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). In collaboration with Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army and Navy test hypersonic missiles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== From 2010: Prompt Global Strike: World Military Superiority Without Nuclear Weapons Commentary on the article by Fidel Castro: The origin of wars ==== Navy and Army Demonstrate Advanced Hypersonic Technologies The Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) and the Army Hypersonic Program Office (AHPO) successfully conducted a High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics flight campaign on …

_____ (2021-10-24). Europe Should Avoid Being Drawn Into The US' Cold War On China. popularresistance.org The US administration is attempting to draw Europe into its cold war policy against China, which so far the European Union, in particular, has refused to participate in. This makes the region a key focal point in world politics today. | This threatening U.S agenda, which is completely against the interests of the people of Europe, China and the US, is unfortunately and persistently being advanced by the US administration. But significant opposition to this dangerous cold war approach is also growing across the world, including in Europe. | The opposing interest of the US proponents of the new Cold War and interes…

John Feffer (2021-10-24). Can We Avoid a War with China? zcomm.org The cold war in the Taiwan Strait threatens to turn hot…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO turning Black Sea into arena of military confrontation extremely dangerous: Russian Foreign Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO attempts to turn Black Sea into arena of confrontation, senior diplomat says NATO's attempts to turn the Black Sea into an arena of confrontation are extremely dangerous, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Friday. "Now they have turned to the Black Sea region, we are observing activity on …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Russian Warplanes Hammer Greater Idlib For Second Day In Row (Videos, Photos). southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | On October 24, a new wave of Russia airstrikes hit the northwestern Syrian region of Greater where several terrorists groups are present. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the town of Jisr al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib. The town is an infamous stronghold of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party and Hay'at Ta…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Muslim Al-Shishani Vows To Fight Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Until Death In New Recording. southfront.org Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani while leading an offensive in northern Lattakia in 2014. | Infamous Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani vowed to fight al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, until death in a new audio recording shared by his supporters on October 23. | Al-Shishani, whose real name is Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili, is a Georgian citizen. He reportedly fought against Russian government forces in t…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). Russia Will Allow Israel to Attack Syria With Impunity. southfront.org Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (C) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) while accompanied by Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin who acted as a translator at Putin's residence in Sochi, Russia on October 22, 2021 (Kobi Gidon/GPO) | Originally published on Israel likes to attack Syria, and while officials will mostly claim it's about Iran, such strikes continue with alarming regularity, the only pause being when Israel is unsure if Russia is still comfortable with them. | This summer Russia sug…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). Nuclear Option Against Russia — German Dreams Of World War III. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: Although she is only temporarily in office due to the upcoming change of government, the German minister of defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is tightening the escalation screw against Russia even further. | On October 21, on the side-lines of the NATO summit in Brussels, she gave an interview to Deutschlandfunk radio in which she threatened Russia with the use of nuclear weapons if the country did not bow to NATO's guidelines. The B…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). U.S. backs NATO vassal Estonia against "main threat to entire Western world": Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Sec-gen of Estonian DefMin: US contribution to Baltic security unwavering Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Defense Kusti Salm, who is on a visit to the United States, said that the contribution of the United States to the security of the Baltic countries is unwavering. Salm met in Washington, D.C., with Deputy Under Secretary …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO launches first Artificial Intelligence initiative, one in seven technological/dual-use areas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO releases first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence On Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers agreed to NATO's first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence is one of the seven technological areas which NATO Allies have prioritized for their relevance to defence and security. These include quantum-enabled technologies, data and computing, autonomy, biotechnology and …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-24). Taliban Is the Winner at Moscow Conference. globalresearch.ca

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2021-10-24: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-24). Life and Death on the Fire Planet. counterpunch.org Photo: US Forest Service. | Fire is everywhere, nowadays. In the Arctic, Siberia, Australia, Canada, the American West, even in some rain forests. Terms like "fire tornado" have entered the vernacular, along with "heat dome," which often, along with drought, set the stage for uncontrollable fires. Of course, everyone connects these blazes with climate change. We humans heated the planet by fire, namely the burning of fossil fuels. This in turn dried out entire regions, and they burn. How hot have we made it? Well, last summer the little Canadian town of Lytton smashed all records at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, whi…

_____ (2021-10-24). Europe Should Avoid Being Drawn Into The US' Cold War On China. popularresistance.org The US administration is attempting to draw Europe into its cold war policy against China, which so far the European Union, in particular, has refused to participate in. This makes the region a key focal point in world politics today. | This threatening U.S agenda, which is completely against the interests of the people of Europe, China and the US, is unfortunately and persistently being advanced by the US administration. But significant opposition to this dangerous cold war approach is also growing across the world, including in Europe. | The opposing interest of the US proponents of the new Cold War and interes…

John Feffer (2021-10-24). Can We Avoid a War with China? zcomm.org The cold war in the Taiwan Strait threatens to turn hot…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). In collaboration with Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army and Navy test hypersonic missiles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== From 2010: Prompt Global Strike: World Military Superiority Without Nuclear Weapons Commentary on the article by Fidel Castro: The origin of wars ==== Navy and Army Demonstrate Advanced Hypersonic Technologies The Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) and the Army Hypersonic Program Office (AHPO) successfully conducted a High Operational Tempo for Hypersonics flight campaign on …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Syrian Pilot Killed In Attack Helicopter Crash In Damascus Countryside. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On October 23, a Mi-25 attack helicopter of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) made a hard landing in the countryside of Damascus while returning from a mission around the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs. | Syrian pro-government sources said that the Soviet-made helicopter experienced "mechanical program", without elaborating. | The helicopter pilot, Major Muhammad Taher Nadim Abdullah, was killed in the incident. Several service members were also wounded. | As a result of a mechanical failure,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). U.S. backs NATO vassal Estonia against "main threat to entire Western world": Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Sec-gen of Estonian DefMin: US contribution to Baltic security unwavering Secretary General of the Estonian Ministry of Defense Kusti Salm, who is on a visit to the United States, said that the contribution of the United States to the security of the Baltic countries is unwavering. Salm met in Washington, D.C., with Deputy Under Secretary …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO turning Black Sea into arena of military confrontation extremely dangerous: Russian Foreign Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO attempts to turn Black Sea into arena of confrontation, senior diplomat says NATO's attempts to turn the Black Sea into an arena of confrontation are extremely dangerous, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Friday. "Now they have turned to the Black Sea region, we are observing activity on …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). Russia Will Allow Israel to Attack Syria With Impunity. southfront.org Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (C) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) while accompanied by Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin who acted as a translator at Putin's residence in Sochi, Russia on October 22, 2021 (Kobi Gidon/GPO) | Originally published on Israel likes to attack Syria, and while officials will mostly claim it's about Iran, such strikes continue with alarming regularity, the only pause being when Israel is unsure if Russia is still comfortable with them. | This summer Russia sug…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Russian Warplanes Hammer Greater Idlib For Second Day In Row (Videos, Photos). southfront.org 2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | On October 24, a new wave of Russia airstrikes hit the northwestern Syrian region of Greater where several terrorists groups are present. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the town of Jisr al-Shughur in the western countryside of Idlib. The town is an infamous stronghold of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Turkistan Islamic Party and Hay'at Ta…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). Nuclear Option Against Russia — German Dreams Of World War III. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | You can read this article in German: Although she is only temporarily in office due to the upcoming change of government, the German minister of defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is tightening the escalation screw against Russia even further. | On October 21, on the side-lines of the NATO summit in Brussels, she gave an interview to Deutschlandfunk radio in which she threatened Russia with the use of nuclear weapons if the country did not bow to NATO's guidelines. The B…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-24). Muslim Al-Shishani Vows To Fight Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Until Death In New Recording. southfront.org Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani while leading an offensive in northern Lattakia in 2014. | Infamous Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani vowed to fight al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, until death in a new audio recording shared by his supporters on October 23. | Al-Shishani, whose real name is Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili, is a Georgian citizen. He reportedly fought against Russian government forces in t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-24). NATO launches first Artificial Intelligence initiative, one in seven technological/dual-use areas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO releases first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence On Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers agreed to NATO's first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Artificial Intelligence is one of the seven technological areas which NATO Allies have prioritized for their relevance to defence and security. These include quantum-enabled technologies, data and computing, autonomy, biotechnology and …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-24). Taliban Is the Winner at Moscow Conference. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-10-23). Russia and Bolivia Call for the End of Illegal Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba. orinocotribune.com Senior diplomatic officials of Russia and Bolivia denounced US interference in Latin America and advocated for the end of the US blockade against Venezuela and Cuba. | On Friday, October 22, at a joint press conference held in Moscow, the Russian capital, Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Rogelio Mayta and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, denounced the interventionist actions of the US and its allies in the sovereign countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and demanded the lifting of the blockades imposed on Venezuela and Cuba. | Both diplomats stressed that the US is resorting to unilateral coercive…

TASS (2021-10-23). Afghanistan's new authorities aim at improving living standards, says Russian diplomat. tass.com According to Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Russia keeps closely following the developments regarding a poor humanitarian situation in Afghanistan…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-23). Zelensky: Russia waging "gas war" against Europe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky: We are witnessing artificial crisis created by Russia against Europe "Ukraine has something to offer its European partners. Existing capacities for pumping gas through Ukraine are enough not only to normalize the situation now but also to protect Europe from such price shocks in the future," Zelensky said. He recalled that Russia had repeatedly …

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Underground Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On October 23, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are active. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kansafra and al-Bara in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Footage of the airstrikes shared by Syrian activists indicate…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-23). Kosovo expels Russian diplomats for threatening "Kosovo, the United States, NATO, and the European Union" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kosovo expels two Russian diplomats Kosovo has ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, accusing Moscow of "destabilizing" activities…. According to Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, two diplomats at Russia's liaison office to Kosovo were declared personae non gratae and ordered to leave the country. Osmani said that her country was committed to countering the malign …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-23). With WWII allusion, Russian defense minister issues stark warning over NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Reuters: NATO develops master plan for war, including nuclear war, with Russia First female NATO chief? German DM pushes European subservience to NATO/Pentagon, NATO "dealing" with China. ==== NATO pulling forces to Russian borders amid calls to deter Russia — Shoigu NATO is consistently pulling its forces to Russian borders amid calls for military …

Anonymous765 (2021-10-23). Russia's Massive Belgorod Nuclear-Powered Submarine To Finalize Sea Trials. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN (BTC): bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH (BCH)…

Pepe Escobar (2021-10-23). From Russia, with (Taliban) Love. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — Oct 21, 2021 | Asia's powerbrokers dropped an Afghan bombshell in Moscow today: 'the country's reconstruction must be paid for by its military occupiers of 20 years.' | Facing high expectations, a five-man band Taliban finally played in Moscow. Yet the star of the show, predictably, was the Mick Jagger of geopolitics: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. | Right from the start, Lavrov

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-23). 72 years later, Kremlin discovers NATO "was not created for peace" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Dmitry Peskov in July: "Indeed, Turkey is a NATO nation but, concurrently, our relations with Turkey are an example showing that partner relations can and must be built even with NATO countries, in the person of Turkey." The Kremlin spokesman expressed the hope that the situation in Russia's relations with NATO nations "is not …

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