2021-04-08: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-08). Why Does Ukraine Want War? globalresearch.ca Ukraine wants war with Russia due to a combination of domestic …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-04-08). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. fair.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of

Eds. (2021-04-08). Ukraine, U.S. drum up war threats against Donbass and Russia. mronline.org The USA has the unique condition of being a flagrant violator of human rights within its own borders and in practically every region of the world. No other nation has such a systematic record. Its massive control of media and communications hides this truth from its own people. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-08). As Ukraine-Russia war threat grows, a reminder of who America's commander-in-chief is. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The stumbling, avuncular, addlepated, superannuated Joe Biden of 2021 is still the Joe Biden of 2002. Biden's Real Ukraine Scandal: Regime Change and War "I will continue with every fiber in my being to keep America involved with troops that can shoot and kill…." "I believe it is absolutely essential for American troops to be on the ground with loaded rifles and drawn bayonets."

WSWS (2021-04-08). Russia conducts nationwide military exercises as Ukraine, NATO prepare for war. wsws.org Moscow is assessing its own fighting capacity and readiness, as Ukraine prepares for war and NATO conducts massive military exercises across Europe.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). Report: Biden May Expel Russian Diplomats and Impose More Sanctions. globalresearch.ca According to

Anonymous007 (2021-04-08). Military Situation In Syria On April 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 8, an IED blast targeted a Turkish military convoy on al-Bara-Ahsam road. No casualties were reported | On April 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra village | On April 8, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-b…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-08). Recent Attack Of Russian Su-24 Bombers Destroyed HTS Camp, Vehicles In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | The target of the recent Russian airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib was a training camp of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Su-24 fighter bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces targeted the camp, which was located a kilometer to the south of the town of Bsanqul in western…

RT (2021-04-08). Russian YETI HOAX? Siberian governor made officials dress up as BIGFOOT in hopes of tourist boom. rt.com A former governor of Russia's Kemerovo Region has confessed he was so keen to support rumors of a ski resort town being inhabited by Yeti, he told officials to dress up in furs and roam the woods to try and "attract" tourists.

Zero Hedge (2021-04-08). Germany Says It Will Buy Russia's Sputnik Vaccine, but EU Approving Agency to Likely Drag Its Feet. globalresearch.ca At the moment over 50 countries across the globe have approved …

Juan Cole (2021-04-08). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks. zcomm.org The US exaggerates the degree to which Iran is out of compliance with the JCPOA. It hasn't militarized its civilian nuclear enrichment program in any way…

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-04-08). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" zcomm.org It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle…

teleSUR (2021-04-08). Russia To Protect Donbas Residents if Needed: Kremlin Warns. telesurenglish.net Kremlin Deputy Chief of Staff Dmitry Kozak on Thursday warned that Russia will be forced to defend residents in Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic (the Donbas) if there is a need to do so. | RELATED: | Such a decision will depend on the scale of violence in the region, Kozak said, adding that the "armed formations" in Donbas are experienced and currently able to defend themselves without external assist…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-08). IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal. news.antiwar.com IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal | IAEA doesn't want to risk progress in detente…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). Report: Biden May Expel Russian Diplomats and Impose More Sanctions. news.antiwar.com According to One unnamed source told Bloomberg the moves could involve sanctions on individuals close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the expulsion of Russian diplomats the US will claim have ties to Russian intelligence. | The actions would be framed as "retaliation" for the hack of the software firm SolarWinds and alleged election interference. Both accusations are entirely unfounded, as the US has failed to pr…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). US Delivers Military Cargo to Ukraine as it Hypes Russian Military Movements. news.antiwar.com While hyping the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine, the US has delivered multiple military shipments to Kyiv. A Newsweek report that cited local media said that over the past two weeks, the US had made three military cargo deliveries to Ukraine. On March 25th, 350 tonnes of cargo was delivered by ship …

South Front (2021-04-08). Video: War in Syria and "Terrorist Democracy" in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca In Syria's Greater Idlib, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham continues its attempts at …

WSWS (2021-04-07). German Defence Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer threatens Russia and China in interview. wsws.org Amid the pandemic, the ruling class claims there is no money for the necessary protective measures and decent wages for health care workers. Welfare benefits are being cut, and the exploitation of the working class intensified. At the same time, billions of euros are to be funneled into military rearmament.

Juan Cole (2021-04-07). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks at Vienna: Iran wants US to get its Knee off Tehran's Neck, Chauvin style, First. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The current signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Plan of Comprehensive Action or JCPOA) met in Vienna Tuesday with Iran. The United States delegation, led by Robert Malley, met on the sidelines with Deputy Secretary-General European Union Enrique Mora, who engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Iran and the …

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. theanalysis.news Historian Peter Kuznick looks at the significance of Daniel Ellsberg's fight against America's insane nuclear war strategy, his exposure of the lies of the Viet Nam War, and his continuing fight against the American war machine.

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" theanalysis.news It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle. Daniel Ellsberg on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

RFE RL (2021-04-07). The Guns Of April: Six Questions About The Russia-Ukraine Situation — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Mike Eckel* | ( The Kerch Strait Bridge to the occupied Crimean Peninsula shut down briefly, apparently for a major shipment of weaponry. | An uptick in shelling along the line of control separating Ukrainian forces from Russia-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Ominous rhetoric on Russian state TV. | Is the Ukrainian-Russian "cold war" abou…

World Nuclear News (2021-04-07). UAE's First Nuclear Unit Starts Commercial Operation. eurasiareview.com Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation Tuesday, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". | The start of commercial operation followed a period of extensi…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif.—Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This year the …

VOA (2021-04-07). US, Iran See Indirect Nuclear Talks As Constructive. eurasiareview.com U.S. and Iranian officials are calling talks in Vienna productive as the two sides and the other signatories of a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program work to revive the deal. | U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said there is no expectation of direct negotiations for now, but that the United States is "open to them because we are open to diplomacy." | He said the meetings in Vienna are a "potentially useful step as we seek to determine what it is that the Iranians are prepared to do to return to compliance" with the agreement, which limited Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Iranian vessel attacked in Red Sea as nuclear deal revival talks begin. peoplesdispatch.org The attack on the Saviz took place on the same day as the meeting of the joint commission of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to work out ways to revive the deal…

Uriel Araujo (2021-04-07). India to Continue Buying Russian Weapons Despite US Sanction Threats. asia-pacificresearch.com

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel TASSApril 7, 2021 Kommersant: Ukraine seeking NATO membership, tries to drag alliance into Donbass quagmire See: Ukraine, Georgia offer control of the Black Sea in exchange for NATO membershipPreconditions for joining NATO include the absence of unresolved territorial disputes and of foreign military presence within …

_____ (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity On Avoiding War In Ukraine. popularresistance.org We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. | At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves a far more pressing purpose. We wish to draw your attention to the dangerous situation that exists in Ukraine today, where there is growing risk of war unless you take steps to forestall such a conflict. | At this juncture, we call to mind two basic realities that need particular emphasis amid growing tension…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with RussiaRick Rozoff As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 …

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Russia, China Won't Create a Military Bloc to Rival NATO. telesurenglish.net Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Russia & China wouldn't create a new Eastern military bloc to rival NATO because exclusive clubs are "counter-productive." | RELATED: | Despite Moscow and Beijing forging an increasingly close partnership, the two see no potential benefits in establishing a formal alliance to face off against the US-led NATO military bloc. | Speaking at a press conference on Tuesd…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militants Escorting Turkish Convoy In Western Idlib (Photos). southfront.org A ground crew member reports to pilots that their Su-30 fighter jet is ready at Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, by Russia's Defence Ministry, October 22, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation) | The Russian Aerospace Forces combat operations against al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib are still ongoing. | On April 6 and 7, two waves of Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Bsanqul in the western countrys…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Syria On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 32 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 4 Aleppo province | On April 6, Russian warplanes struck positions of Turkish-backed forces in Bsanqul area | On April 6, SDF arrested 4 ISIS terrorists including two ISIS women who were transporting weapons in Al-Hawl camp | On April 6, Russian military reinforcements, consistin…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Russia And Hezbollah To Open Representative Office In Moscow: Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian government and Lebanon's Hezbollah are reportedly discussing the possibility of the group opening a representative office in Moscow. | This was the result of several high-level meetings held in March 2021. | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received on March 15 a delegation of senior Hezbollah figures led by Mohammad Raad, the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc — the political wing of Hezbollah — and media reports indicated th…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Washington Sends Military Transport Aircraft To Ukraine But Cannot Explain Why. southfront.org Screenshot. Click to see full-size image | At the briefing on April 5, US State Department spokesman Ned Price accused Russia of "provoking" Ukraine and the West by pulling troops to its western borders. He claimed about the redeployment of part of the Russian troops to the borders with Eastern Ukraine and in Crimea. | His answer to the questions about Ukraine could be divided into two parts. In the first part he simply repeated the claims that are regularly heard from Washington, accusing Russia. As usually, P…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-07). Russia And Damascus Against "Terrorist Democracy" In Greater Idlib. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a604…

RT (2021-04-07). Biden administration ready to consider 'some form of diplomacy' with North Korea — White House. rt.com Washington is prepared to talk to North Korea if it paves the way to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said, but that doesn't mean US sanctions are going away. | "We are prepared to consider some form of diplomacy if it's going to lead us down the path toward denuclearization," Psaki said on the possibility of relations between Washington and Pyongyang. | Getting the Korean Peninsula to ditch nuclear weapons remains a "clear objective" for the Biden administration, she insisted, before adding: "We are, of course, continuing to enforce sanctions." | Last week, w…

RT (2021-04-07). Nationwide weapon amnesty prompts citizen to turn TANK and ARTILLERY GUN over to the authorities (PHOTOS). rt.com Police officers in Czech Republic were left stunned after a local man surrendered a pink Soviet T-34 tank and a self-propelled gun as part of the country's weapon amnesty. | The police joked on Twitter that when they used a tank in a video clip to promote the policy earlier this year they couldn't have imagined that someone would take the message so literally. | But a man from the northern Hradec Kralove region did confess to the police that he owned a Soviet T-34/85 tank and an SD-100 self-propelled artillery gun, which was made in Czech Republic in accordance with the Soviet designs. | Kdy≈æ j…

_____ (2021-04-07). Meeting To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal Begins In Vienna. popularresistance.org The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—resumed talks in Vienna on Tuesday, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures at the center of the agenda. | Representatives from Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union met for an hour. Although not at the session, the US envoy remained a few meters away from the venue, which was understood as a gesture of willingness to rescue the agreement. | Several participants qualified the meeting as positive, including Russia's permanent represent…

Morning Star (2021-04-07). Israel hints at responsibility for attack on Iranian ship as Vienna nuclear talks progress. peoplesworld.org

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Netanyahu: Iran Deal Threatens Israel 'With Annihilation'. news.antiwar.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped up his rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal after talks to revive the agreement were held in Vienna on Tuesday. On Wednesday, "The nuclear deal with Iran is once again on the table. Such deals with extreme regimes are worthless," Netanyahu said at a speech during Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. "A deal…

Gary Leupp (2021-04-07). Biden to Ukraine: "Unwavering Support for Euro-Atlantic Aspirations" counterpunch.org Last Friday Joe Biden had his first call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky Friday. Afterward, Zelensky stated, "We discussed the situation in Donbas in detail. President Biden assured me that Ukraine will never be left alone against Russia's aggression." In the White House readout of the call, Biden "affirmed the United States' unwavering support for

WSWS (2021-04-07). Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war. wsws.org The escalation of the situation by Kiev is being seized upon to further the anti-Russia campaign of the US and step up military involvement in the region.

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Minister Ebrard Travels to Guarantee Vaccines Arrival in Mexico. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced an international tour to guarantee the arrival of "agreed and paid" COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | He will travel to Russia, China, India, Argentina, and the U.S. In these countries, he will visit vaccine producers' facilities and secure new contracts. | In Russia, he will hold meetings with Sputnik V producers to ratify the purchase of 25 million dose…

webdev (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

Staff (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

Liberty Nation (2021-04-07). Biden Admin, NATO Tested By Tension Between Russia And Ukraine — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dave Patterson* | Do we see shades of 2014 when President Biden was the Vice President in an Obama administration that watched Russia annex Crimea and invade the eastern portion of Ukraine? NATO is worried about recent Russian military movements on the Ukraine border and increasing tensions between the two countries. Additionally, Russia's military maneuvers have set off alarm bells for the U.S. However, as Liberty Nation

Jason Ditz (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Kill 29 ISIS in Central Syria. news.antiwar.com Over the past 72 hours, Russia has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS targets in central Syria. The attacks centered on the desert in central Hama Province, and went all the way to the Deir Ezzor Province border, where ISIS fighters are often hiding in the deserts along the main highway. | ISIS forces control no real towns in Syria any longer, but still have substantial numbers of fighters in the deserts, and often ambush military co…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). NATO Prepares for 'Real-World Fight' With Russia in Baltic. news.antiwar.com As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 troops from at least 27 NATO member and partner states and appear to be based entirely …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Russia Warns Western Pressure and Sanctions on Myanmar Could Lead to 'Full-Scale Civil Conflict'. news.antiwar.com Since the February 1st coup in Myanmar, Russia on Tuesday

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