2019-10-07: Social Media Postees

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If 4 Nuclear WMD Are More than Adequate for Israel's Defence — Why Is It Armed with an Estimated 400?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
Because the Israeli government refuses to be a party either to the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) or the internationally agreed Chemical Weapons or Biological Weapons Conventions (CWC) (BWC), means that unlike the vast majority of UN Member States including …
globalresearch.ca/nuclear-wmd-israel-defence/5691242

Trump Talks Tough With Journalists But Lets Real Strongmen Like Turkey's Erdogan Walk All Over Him
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-07
Trump clearly has signed off on this plan, apparently afraid to take Erdogan on. (Photo: Russian President, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/erdogan_2.jpeg
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Pompeo signs US-Greek military alliance and threatens Iran, Russia, China
wsws.org | 2019-10-07
Aggressive US and European foreign policy is intensifying the risk that great-power conflict over the Balkans and the Middle East can trigger a global war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/07/pomp-o07.html

Turning 70: Xi's People's Republic of China
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-07
During the era of Sovietology, experts would pour over images of the gathered politburo in Red Square, gazing with grey monolithic interest upon the military hardware moving across the forum. An absent figure might suggest a potential coup; a new face, a sinister reshuffle. A wink, a smile, a glare, a compendium of bodily moves…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/07/turning-70-xis-peoples-republic-of-china/

'I feel like never before': Russian-born LA 'Subway Soprano' gives tearful INTERVIEW after her 1st big stage performance (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-10-06
'Subway Soprano' Emily Zamourka, a homeless singer who became a viral sensation overnight, couldn't hold back tears when talking to Ruptly after her first big stage performance. She said she's starting a full-time music career. | Speaking to RT's video agency Ruptly after her performance at the opening of the New Little Italy district in Los Angeles, the Russian-born Zamourka said she felt "like never before in her entire life." She sang an aria from Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini. | I feel this is… my chance of teaching people the real me, who I was the whole time. | It all started with a tweet o…
rt.com/usa/470328-homeless-opera-singer-la-ruptly/

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-05
The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048642

Maduro: Socio-Productive Ties with Russia Stronger Than Ever
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said Saturday that diplomatic relations and socio-productive commitments with Russia are stronger than ever. | The intervention of the head of state, comes after holding a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov , who on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, reaffirmed his commitment to diplomatic strengthening and bilateral cooperation. | RELATED: | Venezuela Calls For Complementary Use Of Energy Sources | "We have created new ventur…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Socio-Productive-Ties-with-Russia-Stronger-Than-Ever-20191005-0009.html

North Korea Breaks off Nuclear Talks With US in Sweden
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-05
North Korea's top negotiator said late on Saturday that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate. | RELATED: | North Korea Fires Submarine Missile in Show of Strength | The North's chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame on what he portrayed as U.S. inflexibility, saying the other side's negotia…
telesurenglish.net/news/North-Korea-Breaks-off-Nuclear-Talks-With-US-in-Sweden-20191005-0008.html

We Meddle Too: Trump, Empire, and "The National Interest"
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-04
Never underestimate the power of the United States' American Exeptionalist and imperial doctrine. Look at the recent Washington Post revelation regarding wannabe fascist strongman Donald Trump's meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov in the White House in 2017. Trump told Lavrov and another high-ranking Russian official that he wasn't concerned about Russia meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States does the same thing in other countries.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/04/we-meddle-too-trump-empire-and-the-national-interest/

Echoing Trump, Russian TV Casts Joe Biden and Kurt Volker as Villains of Ukraine Saga
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-10-04
Russian television coverage of the unfolding scandal over Ukraine, which has focused on promoting smears against Joe Biden, has been fervently pro-Trump.
theintercept.com/2019/10/04/russian-state-tv-echoing-fox-news-calls-biden-villain-ukraine-giuliani-hero/

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-02
Zelensky's unlikely rise to power in Ukraine was based in large part on convincing voters that he would ease tensions with Russia.

Protests Rage as Ukraine's President Zelensky Allows Election in Donbass

Nuclear War: Just Another Day
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-02
Catastrophic events that send the world into turmoil happen on 'just another day'. The atom bomb that exploded over Hiroshima took place while thousands of ordinary folk were just going about their everyday business on 'just another day'. A missile attack on a neighbourhood in Gaza or a drone attack on unsuspecting civilians in Afghanistan: death …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/nuclear-war-just-another-day/

'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency's prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048382

"World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future" by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine, September 20, 2019
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international "political season". | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/world-at-a-crossroads-and-a-system-of-international-relations-for-the-future-by-foreign-minister-sergey-lavrov-for-russia-in-global-affairs-magazine-september-20/

European Parliament's anti-communist resolution draws widespread criticism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-01
Communists and other progressives have accused the EU leadership of targeting the Soviet Union while concealing the role of countries such as Spain and Italy in the spread of Nazism and fascism. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/09/30/european-parliaments-anti-communist-resolution-draws-widespread-criticism/

The White Helmets, Hala Systems and the Grotesque Militarization of "Humanitarianism" in Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-09-30
Syria, August 2019 — reports came in that Russian warplanes had destroyed two terrorist-manned early warning radar posts in the Northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post. | According to an article published by South Front, these early warning posts are "tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes" and warn armed groups throughout Hama and Idlib of incoming airstrikes on their positions. | South Front informed us that "four militants, inc…
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hala-systems-militarization-humanitarianism-syria/262115/

Edward Snowden: Private Contractors Play Key Role in U.S. Intelligence's "Creeping Authoritarianism"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
As a whistleblower complaint against President Trump rocks Washington, Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry and Trump threatens "big consequences" for the person who came forward, we continue our conversation with one of the world's most famous whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, now in exile in Russia. Six years ago, he shocked the world when he leaked a trove of secret documents about how the United States had built a massive surveillance apparatus to collect every single phone call, text message and email, and pry into the private lives of every person on Earth. He has just published a memoir titled "Permanent R…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/edward_snowden_us_surveillance_corporate_america

Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Trump, Obama & How He Ended Up in Russia to Avoid U.S. Extradition
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
We conclude our interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has just published his memoir titled "Permanent Record." In 2013, after quitting his job at the NSA, Snowden attempted to fly from Hong Kong to Latin America in order to avoid being extradited to the United States. But the U.S. revoked his passport when he stopped through Russia, effectively stranding him there. Snowden has lived as an exile in Moscow ever since. He tells us his story.
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/30/how_edward_snowden_avoided_extradition_to

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

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654