2020-05-05: Social Media Postees

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Trump Is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-05
Patrick COCKBURN | "Go to China!", a woman in Denver, Colorado, shouts at two hospital workers standing in front of her car to prevent her from taking part in a protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Her cry is a sign that President Trump is having some success in demonising China: he says that that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the deadly virus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, though he cannot reveal the source of his information. | The level of Trump's mendacity is far grosser than that used to sell the Iraq War by claiming that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Then…
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Trump is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-05
"Go to China!", a woman in Denver, Colorado, shouts at two hospital workers standing in front of her car to prevent her from taking part in a protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Her cry is a sign that President Trump is having some success in demonising China: he says that that he has a "high degree of confidence" that the deadly virus emanated from a laboratory in Wuhan, though he cannot reveal the source of his information.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/05/trump-is-igniting-a-cold-war-with-china-to-try-to-win-re-election/

Trump is Igniting a Cold War With China to Try to Win Re-election
Robert Fisk | zcomm.org | 2020-05-05
The purpose of Trump's lies is not to convince by rational argument but to dominate the news agenda by outrageous allegations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/trump-is-igniting-a-cold-war-with-china-to-try-to-win-re-election/

Kim Jong-un accepts WWII medal awarded by Putin days after DEATH rumors spread by Western media
rt.com | 2020-05-05
He may have been reported dead last week by US/UK media, but today North Korean leader Kim Jong-un received a medal from President Putin for his contribution to perpetuating the memory of Soviet citizens buried in North Korea. | In 2019, the Kremlin announced the creation of a brand new award named '75 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945′, to be given to those chosen by the president. The award has already been presented to multiple people, many of whom are Russian veterans. | | © Russian Embassy in North Korea | According to the Facebook page of the Russian Embassy in North Korea, Kim…
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Kim Jong-un accepts WWII medal awarded by Putin days after DEATH rumors spread by Western media
rt.com | 2020-05-05
He may have been reported dead last week by US/UK media, but today North Korean leader Kim Jong-un received a medal from President Putin for his contribution to perpetuating the memory of Soviet citizens buried in North Korea. | In 2019, the Kremlin announced the creation of a brand new award named '75 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945′, to be given to those chosen by the president. The award has already been presented to multiple people, many of whom are Russian veterans. | | @ Russian Embassy in North Korea | According to the Facebook page of the Russian Embassy in North Korea, Kim was…
rt.com/russia/487828-russia-award-kim-medal/

Putin Didn't Disappear: Russia's Ongoing Decentralization Process
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-05
The Western Mainstream Media's aggressively propagated infowar narrative that President Putin "disappeared" and is "paralyzed" in the face of World War C is factually false because it ignores the Russian leader's regular video conferences with various officials that are widely …
globalresearch.ca/putin-didnt-disappear-he-delegating/5711837

WHO's Integrity Increasingly Questioned. Skepticism?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-05
Russian NTV: Donald Trump refused to Fund WHO. There are more and more people in the world who are skeptical of the organization. Does this skepticism have any Foundation? | Peter Koenig: Yes, it is true, and yes it does. WHO's …
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Russia waging 'HYBRID WAR' on Europe by protesting removal of Soviet liberator statue, claims Czech official who had it torn down
rt.com | 2020-05-05
A Prague official responsible for removing a statue of Marshal Konev urged Brussels to protect the EU against Moscow's "interference" and "hybrid war," playing the time-tested 'Russia scare' card that never fails to be effective. | Proving that a strong offense sometimes makes the best defense, head of Prague's District 6 Ondrej Kolar wrote an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, according to Czech media. | Read m…
rt.com/news/487777-prague-konev-monument-hybrid-war/

One year on, pilot of fatal Aeroflot Flight 1492 rejects all blame for deaths of 41 people
rt.com | 2020-05-05
It's a year to the day since Aeroflot Flight 1492 burst into flames upon landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, taking the lives of 41 people. Now facing prosecution and jail time, the plane's pilot wants to clear his name. | Speaking to Russian news outlet Lenta, pilot Denis Evdokimov explained his version of events. According to Evdokimov, the fault lies with the airplane's non-compliance with standards of airworthiness, and he rejects all personal blame. | On May 5, 2019, a Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane operating Aeroflot Flight 1492 was gaining altitude when it was hit by lightning. As a result, the plane s…
rt.com/russia/487837-aeroflot-pilot-rejects-blame-catastrophe/

Thousands at risk from COVID-19 in 'dangerous' UK call centres
Adam Ramsay | zcomm.org | 2020-05-05
Labour and Lib Dems urge government to stop firms playing 'Russian roulette' with workers' lives

Why Keep On Confronting?
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-05
On April 25 the White House published a heartening and most welcome "Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia" to mark "the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting between American and Soviet troops, who shook hands on the damaged bridge over the Elbe River. This event heralded the decisive defeat of the Nazi regime." Some of us considered this a most positive step in relations between the cou…
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'I will beat you': Seven-year-old blasts 'WEAK' Arshavin after ex-Russia star accuses Olympic champ of forcing child into videos
rt.com | 2020-05-05
A bizarre row has broken out between Evgeni Plushenko's son and Andrey Arshavin after the Russia legend accused the figure-skating champion and his wife of forcing the infant to perform in a series of "painful" Instagram videos. | Two-time Olympic champion Plushenko and his wife, producer and TV personality Yana Rudkovskaya, have been prolific makers of videos with their son, Alexander, in the family's opulent home. | While Russia has been in lockdown under health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, the seven-year-old known as Sasha has joined his parents indoors to test gym equip…
rt.com/sport/487840-plushenko-rudkovskaya-son-arshavin/

Russian Embassy ridicules Pulitzer Board for awarding prize to NYT's 'undiluted fabrications'
rt.com | 2020-05-05
The New York Times' staff have won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for "exposing the predations of Vladimir Putin's regime." Russia, however, says the paper made it up. | The Pulitzer Prize Board loves a good yarn about Russia, and the New York Times certainly feeds their appetite. 2017 saw the paper score an award for reporting on the Kremlin's online "troll army;" while 2018 saw it honored for reporting on Russia's "interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign"

'This is NOT a filter': Russian swimming champ Efimova takes late-night dip in incredible bioluminescent ocean (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-05
Six-time world champion Yuliya Efimova has given fans another glimpse into her idyllic lifestyle during quarantine by joining friends for a twilight boat party and night swim in bioluminescent waters near her base in California. | Having demonstrated her breaststroke technique from her Los Angeles kitchen table and shown off her outdoor swimming pool in previous videos, the two-time silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games went a step further in her latest clip, setting off by boat to explore the bioluminescent waters of the surrounding coast. | Joined by fellow swimmers Alena Rumiantceva and Lisa Bazarova, E…
rt.com/sport/487830-yuliya-efimova-instagram-california/

A new song or same old tune? Memo warns of Russian 'plot' to influence 2020 vote by 'secretly advising' candidates
rt.com | 2020-05-05
An internal American intelligence memo reportedly warns of a sinister Russian plot in the making to meddle in the upcoming US presidential election, including by directly advising the candidates and their campaigns. | Cobbled together by 'cyber experts' at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI in February, the memo effectively regurgitates the old Russiagate narrative, which quietly fizzled out after a special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller failed to find any proof of conspiracy or collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia. Excerpts from the document

Russia's lead spacecraft designer & architect of ISS modules dies due to Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-05
Yevgeny Mikrin, a top scientist behind Russia's manned spaceflight program and a contributor to the International Space Station designs, succumbed to the coronavirus in a Moscow hospital, the Academy of Sciences said. | Mikrin, who was due to turn 65 this year, has passed away "in the prime of life," President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeev told the media on Tuesday, calling him an "outstanding scholar" and "a very bright man." | The scientist, who served as a chief designer for Russia's famed corporation Energia

The Coming New World Disorder
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-05
After the demise of the Soviet Union and the US intervention that crushed Saddam Hussein's attack on Kuwait in 1991, President George H. W. Bush pronounced a new world order. His exuberance carried over into academia (Frances Fukuyama's "end of history") and conservative punditry (Charles Krauthammer's "unipolar moment"). The consensus among these American exceptionalists was…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/05/the-coming-new-world-disorder/

Russia-China entente deepens in the shadow of the pandemic
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-05-04
The Russian-Chinese entente emerged as one of the most significant templates of international politics in the recent period since the hugely consequential developments in Ukraine in 2014 that led to western sanctions against Moscow, which in turn galvanised the latter's 'pivot to Asia'.
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US Push for "Low-yield Nukes" Makes Nuclear War More Likely as Russia Will Retaliate with Full Force, Moscow Says
Nebojsa Malic | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
The US State Department's case for tactical nuclear weapons is a case study in psychological projection not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War and its ever-present threat of world-ending atomic holocaust. | Back in February, the Pentagon announced | …
globalresearch.ca/us-push-low-yield-nukes-makes-atomic-war-more-likely-russia-retaliate-full-force/5711644

Why US and Russian high Covid-19 case counts are DECEPTIVE
rt.com | 2020-05-04
You've probably seen the headlines about the US having the most cases of coronavirus and Russia moving into the worldwide top seven. Meanwhile, Italy receives a huge focus, but badly stricken Belgium is largely ignored. | When you read that there have been over 67,000 American deaths and over a million reported infections, it seems shocking. It also feels hugely worrying that Russia has over 145,000 diagnosed sufferers. Nevertheless, the fact is the US is a big country, with 328 million people. Russia is even larger, of course, but has a smaller population of 146 million. So although these figures are enormous…
rt.com/news/487771-coronavirus-tally-russia-us-false/

Russia slams US for obstructing Iran's loan request from IMF
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-04
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China Calls for Closing All U.S. Deep-State Bioweapons Laboratories in Former USSR Countries
Joaquin Flores | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-04
As countries have openly begun to utilize their military structures in fighting the coronavirus in programs intended to guard against biological warfare, Chinese authorities have come out in support the official position of Russia and considers it dangerous that there …
globalresearch.ca/china-calls-closing-all-u-s-deep-state-bioweapons-laboratories-former-ussr-countries/5711641

The Novel Coronavirus and Nuclear Weapons
Sergio Duarte , Ira Helfand | commondreams.org | 2020-05-04
"Just as the threat of the new coronavirus must be met by cooperation, common-sense and solidarity among peoples and nations," write the authors, "so must the danger of a nuclear war." (Photo: CC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/world_map_health_virus_red_1200x630_0.jpg
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New START and the China Diversion
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-03
The effort to bring China into an arms reduction treaty certainly is futile. Not only is China not going to participate in arms control negotiations with the U.S. anytime soon, but even if China were persuaded to participate the limits set by New START would allow China to increase its nuclear arsenal many times over while still remaining in compliance.
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Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
While much of the corporate press has blamed Russia and China for the sudden failure of multiple longstanding nuclear treaties, experts put the blame on squarely on the Trump administration.
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With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran
Gareth Porter | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-30
An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/29/fabricated-nuclear-documents-netanyahu-war-iran/

US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-25
The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/25/us-elites-use-russiagate-playbook-to-blame-china-and-promote-hostility/

A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-during-pandemic/

China's reality on the ground: fact vs Cold War fiction
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-22
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Daniel Alan Bey about his experience living in China during the…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/22/chinas-reality-on-the-ground-fact-vs-cold-war-fiction/

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Rules Out Extension of UN Arms Embargo on Iran
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-05-01
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said renewing a UN arms embargo against Iran which is to expire in October 2020 is out of the question. "For us, the case of the existing ban on arms deliveries to and from Iran was closed with the adoption of Resolution 2231. The embargo regime expires in October …
iranian.com/2020/05/01/russian-deputy-foreign-minister-rules-out-extension-of-un-arms-embargo-on-iran/

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