2021-04-05: News Headlines

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-05). Russia Making Headway In Mobilizing Domestic Resources In Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic — OpEd. eurasiareview.com With a strong structured plan and that includes President Vladimir Putin weekly meetings with regional governors and related ministry officials, Russia is indeed making headway in mobilizing first its own domestic resources in fighting and controlling the coronavirus pandemic. | Under these time-testing conditions, the Russian government also ponders on the necessity to adopt a concerted approach to the economic sectors related to public health system, efforts to strengthen fundamental research in all health disciplines and close the pitfalls in its policy. | Arguably, Russia is really moving with innovative o…

Eds. (2021-04-05). Russia and Myanmar — Balancing on a knife's ed. mronline.org "The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere". It's a well-known Chinese maxim, especially in Myanmar (Burma), China's backdoor to the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Indian Navy's forward defence line. | April 5, 2021 | Newswire…

DoD News (2021-04-05). Pentagon Says It's Closely Monitoring Russian Activities In Arctic. eurasiareview.com By C. Todd Lopez | Russian military activities and infrastructure build-ups in the Arctic are not going unnoticed, the Pentagon press secretary said. | "Without getting into specific intelligence assessments, obviously we're monitoring it very closely," said John F. Kirby during a briefing Friday at the Pentagon. | As ice melts in the Arctic, new options for transiting the Arctic open up — and also remove natural barriers that Russia once relied on to protect its own interests there. Now, it is seeking to bolster its security through the refurbishing of Soviet-era airfields, the expansion of its network…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-05). Kissinger Warns Washington to Accept New Global System or Face a Pre-WWI Geopolitical Situation. globalresearch.ca With the White House continually provoking tensions against Russia and China, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-05). Ahead of nuclear deal meeting in Vienna, Iran calls for lifting of all US sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org Iranian officials said that there were no plans for meetings with US officials "directly or indirectly." They also rejected any step-by-step proposal for the restoration of the deal, calling for the immediate withdrawal of sanctions…

Leonard Eiger (2021-04-05). Jesuit Priest Continues Holy Resistance to Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Father Steve Kelly, S.J., a Jesuit priest and longtime nuclear …

Philip Brasor (2021-04-05). How the Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Got So Expensive. asia-pacificresearch.com

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-04-05). Un mundo multipolar: No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver. globalizacion.ca Es hora de que las grandes potencias se sienten a dialogar sobre la paz y el desarme. | Luego de que el mandatario estadounidense llamara asesino al Presidente Putin y le amenazara con que le haría pagar cara su injerencia en…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-05). Russia warns of military measures to counter West's missile threats. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia warns of military measures to counter West's missile threatsRick Rozoff On April 5 Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced that plans by the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to station land-based intermediate-range missiles posed a potential first-strike threat to Russia. One that would compel Russia to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-05). Peace Prospects Dim as Ukraine Tries to Drag U.S., NATO into Its Confrontation with Russia. globalresearch.ca Numerous statements by Ukrainian and Russian officials reported this Easter Sunday …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-05). Troop Build-up in the Balkans: US-NATO "Psychological Warfare" as a Warning Signal for Military Operation Against Russia. globalresearch.ca About a decade ago, I had the pleasure of living with …

Staff (2021-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2021. democracynow.org India Hits 100,000 Daily COVID Cases; More Nations Enter Lockdown; Pope Calls for Vaccine Equality, U.S. Vaccinations Pick Up Speed, But Health Experts Say Country Is Still at Risk for New Wave, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed After Man Rams Car into Security Checkpoint, Veteran Minneapolis Police Officer Calls Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck "Totally Unnecessary", U.S. and Iran Holding Talks Via Nuclear Deal Signatories in Attempt to Revive 2015 Accord, Jordan Arrests Ex-Crown Prince, Other Top Figures Accused of Plotting Coup Against King, Demonstrations Continue Against New U.K. Bill That Would Empower Pol…

VOA (2021-04-05). China Adopts Kremlin's 'Information War' Tactics — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Jamie Dettmer | China is taking a page out of the Kremlin's playbook and is seeking to highlight America's faults and weaponize the culture wars and identity politics currently buffeting the West, according to disinformation analysts. | Much like the Kremlin and state-owned Russian media, Chinese propagandists are focusing on the problems of racial injustice and income inequality in the U.S. and Western Europe — a move to distract attention from Beijing's own rights abuses, including the internment of more than a million ethnic Muslim Uyghurs, analysts say. | "Civil unrest in the United States followi…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-05). Kremlin Replies On Situation In Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On April 5, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported that uncontrolled shootings begin in the Donbass region. He stressed out that decisions to open fire are made on the spot by the field commanders of the Ukrainian forces. | It seems that the Kremlin changed its tacit policy towards the military escalation in Eastern Ukraine, and Moscow officials made a number of loud claims: " The Kremlin considers that it is important to ensure the safety of all citizens of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass" &#150…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-05). Israel Finds US Interest in Saving Iran Nuclear Deal 'Very Troubling'. news.antiwar.com An outspoken opponent of diplomacy with Iran, and against the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel has made its first comments in awhile on the matter, expressing concern at US indications that they are going to engage in diplomacy with Iran and try to save the nuclear deal. | Even though this is largely what was expected of the Biden Administration, The statements f…

Ron Paul (2021-04-05). Ron Paul: Why Is Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia. | The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also followed, and was perhaps instigated by, President Biden's inflammatory and foolish statement that "Crimea is Ukraine." | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was a chief architect of the US-backed coup against Ukraine in 2014, continued egging on the Ukr…

WSWS (2021-04-05). Ukraine announces joint military exercises with NATO amid rising tensions with Russia. wsws.org While the military situation in eastern Ukraine rapidly escalates, the Zelensky government and NATO have made clear they are preparing for full-scale war with Russia.

Anonymous007 (2021-04-05). Russia's FSB Detains 4 ISIS Supporters In Kislovodsk. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An ISIS supporter was detained in Russia's Kislovodsk. | He was allegedy planning an attack on security officials, the Russian security service — FSB reported."In the city of Kislovodsk, a Russian citizen born in 1996, previously convicted of common crimes, was detained, who was preparing to carry out an attack on law enforcement officers using improvised explosive devices in the interests of international terrorist organizations," the FSB said. |

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-05). Russia Warns of Military Measures To Counter West's Missile Threats. news.antiwar.com On April 5 Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced that plans by the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to station land-based intermediate-range missiles posed a potential first-strike threat to Russia. One that would compel Russia to respond with what she identified as military and technical measures. She …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-05). US-NATO Provocation in Ukraine to Stop Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. globalresearch.ca

Erica X Eisen (2021-04-05). The Other Nuremberg Trials, Seventy-Five Years On. zcomm.org ailures in prosecuting the businessmen who profited from the Nazi war machine show just how far postwar Europe and America were willing to go in the Cold War quest to protect capitalism…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-05). War Between Russia And Ukraine Is Inevitable: Opinion. southfront.org Igor Strelkov | The situation in Eastern Ukraine is critical. Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of an open armed conflict. In this context, many military experts suggest their opinions and forecasts on the military developments in the region. The position of famous warlord Igor Strelkov is definitely one that deserves special attention. | He became popular during the so-called Crimean Spring in 2014. Strelkov took part in the process of the Crimean unification with Russia, after which in Eastern Ukraine, he…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-05). Military Situation In Syria On April 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 4, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 29 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 4, a Turkish drone targeted a mechanised digger near the town of Malekiyah. No casualties were reported | On April 4, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa | On April 4, a Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone crashed…

Ivan Eland (2021-04-04). Clashing With Two Great Powers At Once Is Bad Policy — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Right out of the gate, the Biden administration seems to be at loggerheads with both China and Russia. Richard Nixon would be disappointed. | Despite his reputation as an anticommunist, Nixon managed to get China and the Soviet Union in a competition to better relations with the United States. His diplomatic opening to the weaker and more radical Maoist China spurred the communist USSR to desire détente with the United States and the first U.S.-Soviet strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT I Treaty) for limiting long-range nuclear missiles. | To his immense credit, Joe Biden, almost immediately upon taking off…

Arab News (2021-04-04). Iran Regime's Nuclear Deal Puzzle — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh* | The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal was a product of the balance of power in 2015. At that time, it was unclear whether the Iranian regime would acquire a nuclear weapon in the next few months. Then-US President Barack Obama was willing for the deal to happen. The idea of Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry was that, if they agreed terms with Iran, then the regime could be managed, its foreign policy could be changed, and it would be a more moderate force in the region. | Those beliefs proved to be illusions as there are no moderates inside Iran. Instea…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-04). Developed A Safe And Cheap Technology Of Disinfection Of Packed Eggs. eurasiareview.com Russian researchers have developed an inexpensive, safe, and reliable packed eggs surface disinfection technology. This technology helps to kill bacteria, including salmonella, on eggshells. Also, it allows growing broiler chickens with strong immunity to viral diseases. Packed eggs are disinfected with 50 nanoseconds (one billionth of a second) electron beam. Disinfection takes place in plastic containers. The description of the technology was published in Food and Bioproducts Processing. | "Disinfection of the packed eggs protects eggs from subsequent contamination during storage", said Sergey Sokovnin, a pr…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-04). NATO's boost in military spending fueling global arms race: Russian Foreign Ministry. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TASSApril 4, 2021 NATO's increased defense spending contributes to arms race — Russian foreign ministryAccording to the ministry's data, global defense spending was up from 1.8 to 1.93 trillion US dollars in 2020 >[On this day] 72 years ago NATO was founded with a declared purpose of "securing peace". By now, on its account: bombing …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-04). Peace prospects dim as Ukraine tries to drag U.S., NATO into its confrontation with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Peace prospects dim as Ukraine tries to drag U.S., NATO into its confrontation with RussiaRick Rozoff Numerous statements by Ukrainian and Russian officials reported this Easter Sunday bode ill for hopes of diminishing tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Growing indications of impending intervention by the Pentagon and NATO make the situation yet more grim. U.S. European …

RT (2021-04-04). 'I would be vaccinated with Sputnik V': German pharma CEO praises Russia's vaccine & 'outstanding scientists'. rt.com Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has "a lot of good scientific data" behind it, the head of Germany's Bionorica SE pharmaceutical company, Michael Popp, told RT, as he shared his company's experience working with Russian specialists. | "Russian researchers have a lot of experience and expertise in vaccine development," said the CEO of the German-based international company, which calls itself a global leader in the production of herbal medicines. Bionorica SE has production sites in almost 20 nations, including the US, Austria, Spain, Brazil, and Russia, and sells its products in more than 40 countries. | Also on rt…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-04). Another Russian Drone Lost In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Click to see full-size image, source: the internet | On April 4, a Russian Orlan-10 drone crashed in the northern countryside of Syria's Idlib, a few kilometers away from the Turkish border. | Opposition sources said the drone crashed near the town of Mashhad Ruhin. The drone was not targeted. It reportedly crashed as a result of a technical failure. The wreckage was recovered by the militants. | The Orlan-10 has a flight duration of 16 hours and a range of 140 km. The drone can be equipped with several types of sensors to c…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-04). In Videos: Military Preparations In Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Submitted by ThomasST. | Incredible concentration of forces on the Ukrainian-Russian border. At the same time, it seems that Belarus could not avoid its engagement in potential conflict and mobilizes its own military forces. | Moscow

Anonymous669 (2021-04-04). New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Eliminates More ISIS terrorists In Central Syria. southfront.org 2717545 10/10/2015 Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | On April 3 and 4, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 70 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria's central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) | The airstrikes targeted vehicles and hideouts of ISIS cells in the following areas: | Jebel Bishri on the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; | The desert of al-Ma…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-04). What Should Russia's Reaction Be? The Saker's Open Thread #3. southfront.org The Ukrainian capital of Kiev in 2014. ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EPAAn interesting discussion continues at The Saker platform about the on-going military escalation in Ukraine and a possible response from Russia. | If you are interested, we may recommend you to join the thread by following the Dear friends, | Today I am opening yet one more open thread and I am offering this suggestion for a topic (not excluding other *related…

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