2020-06-04: Social Media Postees

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"Wolf Warrior Diplomacy": Israel's China Strategy in Peril
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-04
Israel's balancing act that allowed it to reap America's unconditional and, often, blind support, while slowly benefiting from China's growing economic influence and political prestige, is already floundering. Thanks to the heated cold war between the US and Chinese economic superpowers, the Israeli strategy of playing both sides is unlikely to pay dividends in the …

Democrats Casually "Blame Russia" for the Riots
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The riots engulfing the U.S. were provoked by Moscow, according to National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, Susan Rice. She even took it …

NATO Returns to Libya to Challenge Russia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya. In an extraordinary statement…

Russia OKs Use of Nukes in Response to Non-Nuclear Attacks
Erika Williams | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence on Tuesday that allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks. | Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks …

History: The 1887 Alaska Purchase and the US-Russia Bering Strait Rail Tunnel Project
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
In a recent paper entitled 'Tomorrow's Arctic: Theatre of War or Cooperation?' I introduced readers to the US-Russian grand design which shaped not only the sale of Alaska in October 1867 to the USA for $7.5 million, but also Russia's …

Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel
commondreams.org | 2020-06-04

U.S. Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post-World War II, when it was the sole possessor of nuclear weapons. It has already walked out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in…

Facts Vs. Fake
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-03
Do you know who coined the curse, "conspiracy theory" or accusation, "you are conspiracy theorist!"? It was nobody less than the CIA in the 1950s, to silence those who saw through the lie of the Cold War against the Soviet Union. This was a complete lie by US war strategists to install fear in the …

Video: Syrian Air Force Received Batch of MIG-29 Jets From Russia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
Russia has intensified its military involvement in the Syrian conflict. | On May 30, Syrian state media announced that it had received a batch of MiG-29 multirole fighters from Russia. Damascus did not provide details regarding the number of the received …

Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2020-06-02
On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do…

NATO returns to Libya to challenge Russia
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya.

Susan Rice Goes Full Conspiracy Rant on CNN: 'Russians Behind Race Protest Mayhem!'
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
"This is fuxxing lunacy

The Pandemic Revives Fears the U.S. Is Developing 'Ethnic Bioweapons' Against Russia
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-02
It has been 75 years since the surrender of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Russia postponed its annual Victory Day celebrations last month due to the health crisis as …

'The U.S. vs China: Asia's New Cold War?' by Jude Woodward reviewed by Sean Ledwith
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has slammed into the global system with almost the same impact we might expect from an asteroid strike. All aspects of economic, cultural and political activity on the planet have been devastated and disrupted in ways that seemed unimaginable just a few months ago.

National Security "Experts" Blame Russia for the George Floyd Protests
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-01
The latest instance of American social disharmony being blamed on Moscow is part of a long tradition, where some see an invisible Russian hand whenever it is useful.

Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients
Welch H. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-01
In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program–one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…

How the Cold War, Which Never Actually Stopped, Actually Started
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
This will be the first-ever credible, or "historical," but brief, account of how the Cold War actually began, and of why it started, and of why it continues today (even though it started on the basis of lies which have long-since become exposed but

Today's Multi Polar Alliance and the Missed Chance of 1867
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
In a recent paper entitled 'Tomorrow's Arctic: Theatre of War or Cooperation?' I introduced readers to the US-Russian grand design which shaped not only the sale of Alaska in March 1870 to the USA for $7.5 million, but also Russia's involvement in the American Civil War as Czar Alexander II arranged the deployment of Russian military fleets to San Francisco and New York. | Even though President Lincoln and Czar Alexander II were both known as grea…

Turkey Rejoices at Deepening US-Chinese Cold War, Appreciating It Increases Its Value to Both
Mattew Petti | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-04
Related: Lockdown Bankrupted Turkey so China Will Buy It for the Price of Fish and Chips | | Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said that the United States and Turkey have a "creative opportunity to understand each other" as U.S.-China tensions accelerate. | The U.S.-Turkish relationship has been strained, as both countries find…

Susan Rice Blames Russia for George Floyd Riots: 'Right out of the Russian Playbook'
Zachary Evans | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-03
Editor's note: So is CNN's Chris Cuomo (of the it's-illegal-to-read-Wikileaks fame) Russian? | twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1267987525198585856 | | Former Obama adviser Susan Rice has blamed the violent protests that rocked major American cities over the weekend on "foreign actors," and even suggested that Russia could be involved in stirring them up. | "I'm not reading the intelligence today, or these days

US Navy Sails Into Russia's Barents Sea for the First Time Since the 1980s in What Is to Be "the New Normal"
Thomas Nilsen | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-03
The US and UK naval group leaves the Barents Sea Friday evening after five days in waters where Russia's Northern Fleet normally exercises. The voyage marks a new age with U.S. Navy surface warships sailing in the north. | The U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs office at the headquarters in Naples, Italy, confirms in a phone interview with the Barents Observer that the group of warships is now sailing west into the Norwegian Sea. | This was the first time since the 1980s warships with American flags have sailed the Baren…

Extremely Well-Written Piece on How Much of the Nuclear Arsenal Is Nothing but an Unneeded and Dangerous Make-Jobs Program
Mark Thompson | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-03
When you get to a certain age, you may need help in getting around. You know: canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Same thing's true with nuclear bombers. To face ever-improving air defenses over countries they might have to attack, they're turning into lobbers, not bombers. They can fly close to their targets, but stay outside the range of enemy air defenses. That way, the thinking goes, they can "safely" lob atomic weapons, designed to kill millions, with minimal risk to the weapon or the people deploying it. | Bizarre world, this nuclear-war biz. | Just brand it "deterrence," the liturgy goes, and it's not only lo…

As Trump Wages War on DC Residents, It's Clear He Must Resign Immediately
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
There is an iconic scene in the film The Dead Zone where a thoroughly unglued President Stilson, played by Martin Sheen, bulldozes one of his generals into co-authorizing a nuclear strike. "You are not the voice of the people, I am the voice of the people!" Stilson rages. "The people speak through me, not you!" After the launch is effected, upon being told an attack is not necessary, Stilson says with a smile, "The missiles are flying, hallelujah, hallelu…

Facebook selectively slaps 'state-controlled media' warning on some government-funded outlets ahead of 2020 US elections
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Facebook is labeling content posted by state-funded media outlets and plans to bar them from running ads in a conveniently loophole-packed effort to prevent "foreign influence" in the 2020 US presidential election. | Russian and Chinese media outlets' pages have already been graced with the new warning labels, which Facebook announced on Thursday in a blog post. The social media behemoth claimed it is taking other factors into account besides government ownership, explaining "if we determine that there ar…

What would Ranger Smith say? Driver stunned to see WILD BEAR running through Russian city (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-06-04
A wild beast was filmed running through the center of a Siberian town, just a month after a man was nearly killed in a bear attack on the streets of another Russian city. | The bear was spotted racing down an empty narrow road in downtown Yeniseysk, a city of around 18,000 people in Siberia. A short video filmed by a driver shows the wild animal moving in front of the car before turning away from the road onto a lawn and fleeing somewhere near houses. | –ù–∏–á–µ–≥–æ –Ω–µ–æ–±–ã[mda…

US nuclear secrets reportedly stolen from missile contractor. Surprised to learn that Russian hackers are blamed again?
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Cyber extortionists have stolen confidential documents possibly containing information about the United States Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. | The hackers retrieved the files via Westech International, a US Air Force maintenance and engineering subcontractor working on the LGM-30G Minuteman III land-based intercontinental ballistic missile, Sky News revealed. | The Minuteman III is a key nuclear deterrent system that controls thermonuclear warheads that c…

Russia's State Duma Speaker calls for interaction between Iranian, Russian legislators
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-02
TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA)

Sky News Blames Russians for US Defense Contractor Hack Without Evidence
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-04
After discovering that hackers hit a US defense contractor with ransomware, the UK's Sky News reported on Wednesday that "Russian-speaking" people were suspected of the attack, wholly without evidence.

'Questions to Heaven': China to Carry Out Its First Mission to Mars This Summer
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
China has set a goal to become a major space power as a means of catching up with Russia and the United States, pursuing ambitions to launch missions to the red planet and the Moon.

'Deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 was genocide'
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The Soviet Union's brutal 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars bears all the hallmarks of genocide, according to a foreign policy expert.Hakan Kirimli, a political scientist at Bilkent University in Turkey's capital Ankara, told Anadolu Agency that on May 18, 1944, the Soviet Union exiled all the Tatars from Crimea, leaving not a single one."They were kept in extremely harsh conditions where they were sent, and half of them were killed," Kirimli added.Describing the deportation as a "genocide," Kirimli said: "They wanted the Crimean Tatars to completely disappear from history, and they even removed the phrase 'Crim…

Washington Post Tells Readers About Trump's "Existential" Threat to China
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-05-28
Thankfully, it is not a nuclear war. Apparently the Washington Post thinks plans considered by Trump to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges and to make it more difficult for the country to trade in dollars will pose an "existential" threat to the country. While these plans, which put into practice, will almost certainly …

Why Did Russia Refuse Venezuela's Request but Iran Accepted It?
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-26
Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message. | The first message was dispatched to the US administration after Gulf and Arab Leaders conveyed a direct message to the Iranian leaders: "Washington is determined to stop the Iranian tankers sailing to Venezuela". Iran responded to all messages received that "its five tankers will sail to Venezuela and if any of these tankers is intercepted, Iran will respond in…

US threatens nuclear arms race 'into oblivion' as it kills another treaty and mulls bomb tests
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-25
The Trump administration continues to undermine global arms control and increase the threat of a nuclear weapons race with Russia…