2019-10-14: Social Media Postees

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Syrian army, Iran threaten counterattack against Turkish invasion of Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-14
A large-scale Middle East war could strangle the world's oil supply and escalate into a war between nuclear-armed powers. The working class is coming face to face with the real possibility of a Third World War.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/14/syri-o14.html

When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons
Matt Korda | thenation.com | 2019-10-14
When Talking About the Climate Crisis, We Can't Forget About Nuclear Weapons…
thenation.com/article/climate-change-nuclear/

The U.S. Could Be Forcing the Kurds Into Assad's Arms
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2019-10-14
American refusal to aid Kurdish allies as Turkey invades Northeastern Syria may end up inadvertently helping the government of Bashar Assad.
truthdig.com/articles/with-us-retreating-kurds-may-ask-russia-for-a-no-fly-zone/

Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as US Abandons Former Allies
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-14
| Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault…
truthout.org/video/kurds-turn-to-bashar-al-assad-for-protection-as-us-abandons-former-allies/

What Evil Empire?
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-14
When did the Cold War begin? In 1917! When, if ever, did it end? Never! What is its most dramatic moment? The dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Who if anyone won? No one! These and other questions (and the answers that follow) are prompted by the publication of a big new book…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/14/what-evil-empire/

Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Syrian troops are massing near the Turkish border, one day after Bashar al-Assad's government reached a deal to help protect the Kurds from Turkey's deadly air and ground assault. On Sunday, the Kurds agreed, in a deal brokered by Russia, to hand over two border towns to the Syrian government in exchange for protection. The Kurds had been allied with the United States up until last week, when President Trump abruptly pulled U.S. troops from northern Syria, paving the way for Turkey's assault. More than 130,000 people have already been displaced over the past five days since Turkey invaded northern Syria. The deat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/kurds_northern_syria_turkey_assad

Iran's Khamenei Asks Elite Guard to Develop More Advanced Arms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, amid increasingly tense disputes with the United States and Gulf Arab states. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | Tensions in the Gulf have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program…
telesurenglish.net/news/Irans-Khamenei-Asks-Elite-Guard-to-Develop-More-Advanced-Arms-20191013-0004.html

The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine's President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin?
Sergey Maidukov | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was "no blackmail" in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA. | He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …
globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-president/5691803

Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. "Strategic Response" to End Violence
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well …
globalresearch.ca/human-violence-pervasive-multi-dimensional-extinction-threatening/5691800

Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening
Robert J. Burrowes | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-13
Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations — particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well as geoengineering and the deployment of 5G — threaten imminent human extinction if not contained. …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/human-violence-pervasive-multi-dimensional-and-extinction-threatening/

Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. | The Open Skies …
globalresearch.ca/are-you-ready-die/5691773

Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia
rt.com | 2019-10-11
US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…
rt.com/usa/470725-sullivan-ambassador-russia-nomination/

Return to Russia: Crimeans Tell the Real Story of the 2014 Referendum and Their Lives Since
Eva Bartlett | mintpressnews.com | 2019-10-09
Eva Bartlett traveled to Crimea to see firsthand out how Crimeans have fared since 2014 when their country reunited with Russia, and what the referendum was really like.
mintpressnews.com/return-russia-crimea-story-referendum-lives-since/262247/

Russian social media debate: clickbait or information warfare?
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-09
What is the Internet Research Agency, and are the claims of a Russian influence campaign against the U.S. well-founded? Aaron…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/09/russian-social-media-debate-clickbait-or-information-warfare/

As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-08
Turkey has readied its forces for an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, prompting negative reactions from Iran and Russia.

As Turkey Readies for Invasion of Northern Syria, Russia and Iran Object

Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-07
Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14682

Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-26
US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14671

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