2021-04-13: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Western Media Eager to See Ukraine Use US-Supplied Weapons Against Russia. news.antiwar.com With tensions simmering in eastern Ukraine, US media outlets are happy to push the narrative that Russia is the aggressor and is preparing to invade its neighbor. These reports ignore the fact that the Donetsk and Lugansk republics in the eastern Donbas region declared independence from Ukraine back in 2014 in response to a US-backed coup. | Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with about $2 billion in military equipment and supported its fight against the Donetsk and Lugansk separatists. Supporting a war on Russia's border is an incredible provocation, but these facts are lost on the Western press, and som…

webdev (2021-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2021. democracynow.org Brooklyn Center Police Chief Claims Officer Mistook Gun for Taser in Killing of Daunte Wright, Prosecution Rests Case in Murder Trial of Minneapolis Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, U.S. to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Amid Reports of Rare Blood Clots, WHO Warns of Exponential Rise in COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines as Duterte Appears in Public for First Time in Two Weeks, European Union Officials Consider Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden Admin Strikes Deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Further Militarize Borders, As Volcano Erupts, Only Vaccinated Residents of St.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages The Natanz Nuclear Facility — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In 2010, a joint US-Israeli operation against Iran's nuclear program is said to have destroyed a fifth of the Iranian centrifuges, using the Stuxnet virus. | A sequence of events have been viewed cumulatively as suggesting that this was no error of engineering so much as plain sabo…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu Responded To NATO Accusations. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Amid the on-going military escalation in Ukraine, there are more claims and demands from all sides involved in the conflict. While the Kiev's "Team" constantly accuses Russia in deploying its troops near the Ukrainian border, Moscow continues its large-scale exercises all over the country's territory. On April 13, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke out in response to all the threats and accusati…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Crimean MPs Call On The West To Explain Military Presence Along Russia's Borders. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, Russian member of parliament from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet asked the collective West to explain its military presence at the borders of Russia. | He also said that the movements of Russian forces within Russia's borders are an entirely internal matter. | Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and the High Representative of the EU said that the Russian military is active along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea and called on…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Military Situation In Syria On April 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, the Russian Reconciliation Center recorded 23 breaches of the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib, of which in the Idlib province — 10 attacks, in the Latakia province — 9 attacks, in the province of Aleppo — 2 attacks, in the province of Hama — 2 attacks. | On April 12, a car bomb exploded near a camp belonging to Turkish-backed forces south of Afrin | On April 12, a car bomb exploded south of the town Raas al-Ain. No casualties were…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Biden To Meet "Killer" Putin On Neutral Ground. southfront.org Illustrative image | During a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden invited his Russian counterpart to meet in the coming months in a "third country" to discuss the full range of issues in relations between the two states."They discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the intent of the United States and Russia to pursue a strategic stability dialogue on a range of arms control and emerging security issues, building on the extension of the New START Treaty. Pr…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-13). Khamenei's Misuse Of COVID-19 To Consolidate His Rule — opEd. eurasiareview.com While the Covid-19 epidemic still plagues the world and most countries have devoted almost all their energy, effort, and resources to fight the virus by vaccinating or quarantining all or parts of their country and population, Iran's situation is quite different. Most countries have even abandoned political considerations to obtain the vaccine from wherever possible and give priority to the welfare of their people. | For example, Germany and Austria, while members of the European Union, are independently negotiating the purchase of the Russian vaccine, and Italy has signed a contract to produce the Russian vac…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-13). Economic Impacts of Russia's Declining Population. globalresearch.ca Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-04-13). Cold War on Trial: Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin to Native American Genocide and Slavery. globalresearch.ca With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and …

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Iran's Much-Troubled Nuclear Program. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran's N…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). U.S. developing biological weapons near China, Russia borders, says Putin's adviser. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief security adviser Nikolai Patrushev has accused the United States of experimenting with biological weapons in regions near the borders of China and Russia, according to Newsweek.

Uriel Araujo (2021-04-13). Tensions over the Arctic Are on the Rise. globalresearch.ca Much has been written recently on Russian military activities in its …

Douglas Macgregor (2021-04-13). Facing the Facts of War with Russia. globalresearch.ca Conflict with Russia may be inevitable. Kiev's strident threats to resolve …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-13). Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its borderRick Rozoff Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by the U.S.-led thirty-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization to its western border: its entire western border. And its northern one as well. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-13). Azerbaijan: We have created a new reality by shedding blood. Everyone should reckon with us today. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Turkish-directed onslaught by the armed forces of Azerbaijan (population of 10 million) against minuscule Nagorno-Karabakh (145,000) was one of the most atrocious acts of military aggression in modern times. It was also a NATO proxy war in the former Soviet Union/Russia. Baku: Multinational Turkic Council applauds Azerbaijani-Turkish war against Nagorno-Karabakh NATO appoints Turkey to …

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Russia celebrates 60th anniversary of Gagarin space mission. ecns.cn Spectators watch a projection of Yuri Gagarin's portrait to mark the 60th anniversary of the first human space flight St Petersburg, Russia, April 12, 2021.

Jason Ditz (2021-04-13). US Officials to Meet With NATO on Afghan Deployment. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will participate in meetings with NATO officials in Brussels this week. Expectations are that they will talk up the usual buildups against Russia and other long-term interests. | Another focus though is Afghanistan, The Biden Administration has downplayed the idea of meeting the May…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

Joshua Cho (2021-04-12). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Apr 8, 2021 | 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

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-12). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-04-12). Cold War on Trial: Truth Commission details horrible crimes akin to Native American genocide and slavery. mronline.org While the Cold War Truth Commission may not be able to reverse the insanity of current U.S. policies, it has at least helped to ensure that a truthful history will be preserved. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-12). "Nuclear terrorism": Behind Israel's latest effort to sabotage global diplomacy. liberationnews.org Iran's key Natanz nuclear site suffered a blackout due to a cyberattack yesterday. Senior Israeli officials hinted at the Mossad intelligence agency's responsibility for this attack while the New York Times cited U.S. and Israeli officials confirming Israel's role. Iran called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism." This sabotage of the facility's power grid …

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

RT (2021-04-12). 'May there be peace': WATCH Yuri Gagarin's iconic speech on 1st anniversary of his space flight, now IN COLOR. rt.com On the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's landmark trip around Earth, RT publishes unique footage of his speech from the first anniversary of this flight — renewed and colored using modern neural-network technologies. | "I am grateful to those who invested their hearts, souls, skills, and hard work to fulfill this great mission," Gagarin said in a speech that was first broadcast by Soviet television back in 1962, exactly one year after he became the first human ever to fly in space. | The first Soviet cosmonaut expressed his admiration for the Soviet scientists and engineers who made his flight possib…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-12). Northern Dimension Forum Seeks To Boost Connectivity. eurasiareview.com On April 8, St Petersburg hosted the 12th Northern Dimension Forum. This forum, established in 2007, is a major annual corporate business event for cooperative policy and brings business directors and potential investors from Russia and the European Union including the Baltics, and Scandinavia. | The forum was organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses, the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg State University and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. | This forum was devoted to the theme: "Connectivity now. Boosting flows of pe…

RFE RL (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel For Suspected Sabotage At Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge. eurasiareview.com ( Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said an act of "nuclear terrorism" caused a power failure at the Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, a day after new uranium-enrichment equipment was unveiled at the site, south of Tehr…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Russian Warships Go To The Black Sea, As US Cargo Planes Fly To Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11, locals shared online photos and videos of the warships of the Russian Caspian Flotilla in Rostov-on-Don region, near the town of Alexandrovka. According to the press service of the Southern Military District, more than 10 Russian assault landing vessels and gun-boats go from the Caspian to the Black Sea to participate in joint military exercises."According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the boats, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fl…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Supply Of Russian Armed Forces In 2020-2021 (Part I). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published at Western Military District: | In April 2020, a

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Russian Warships Go To The Black Sea, As US Cargo Plains Fly To Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11, locals shared online photos and videos of the warships of the Russian Caspian Flotilla in Rostov-on-Don region, near the town of Alexandrovka. According to the press service of the Southern Military District, more than 10 Russian assault landing vessels and gun-boats go from the Caspian to the Black Sea to participate in joint military exercises."According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the boats, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fl…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

RT (2021-04-12). Japanese government says it WILL release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. rt.com Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean "in around two years," the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. | Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo on Tuesday morning local time. He had previously called the release "unavoidable," given the amount of accumulated water over the past decade. | The Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima prefecture suffered a meltdown after being struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a 15-meter tsunami in March 2011. It was the worst nuc…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-12). Brain Disease Transmitted By Tick Bites May Be Treatable. eurasiareview.com Tick-borne encephalitis is a disease just as nasty as it sounds. Once bitten by an infected tick, some people develop flu-like symptoms that resolve quietly but leave behind rampant neurological disease–brain swelling, memory loss, and cognitive decline. Cases are on the rise in Central Europe and Russia with some 10,000 incidents reported each year. Vaccines can provide protection, but only for a limited time. There is no cure. | Now a new study describes antibodies capable of neutralizing the virus transmitted by tick bites. These so-called broadly neutralizing antibodies have shown promise in preventing TB…

teleSUR (2021-04-12). India Approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine. telesurenglish.net India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases worldwide after the United States, as it battles a second wave and only has given around 105 million doses to a population of 1.4 billion. | The RDIF, responsible for marketing Sputnik abroad, said the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) formally approved Sputnik V's use in the country. | RELATED: | A post on the Sputnik…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador's presidency and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at Ecuador's presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel's role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/zarif_0_0_0.jpg

teleSUR (2021-04-12). EC Calls for Investigation Into Attack on Iran's Nuclear Plant. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) called for clarification on who is behind the power outage that affected the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz in Iran. | RELATED: | "There has been no official attribution and there are several accusations that we are aware of, but it has to be clarified what happened and who is behind it," European External Action Service (EAS) spokesman Peter Stano said, adding that the incident co…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). EU Sanctions Iranian Officials Amid Vienna Talks. news.antiwar.com While the European Union is trying to play the honest broker between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, the bloc The EU sanctioned eight Iranian military and police officials. The measures mark the first time since 2013 that the EU slapped sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses. The timing could damage the delicate indirect talks that are ongoing between the US and Ir…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-12). Defense Secretary Vows 'Ironclad' Commitment to Israel During Visit to Talk Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A Sunday meeting between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz is looming large over nuclear talks with Iran, with the US trying to reassure Israel that Gantz says the nuclear deal necessarily has to prot…

WSWS (2021-04-12). Prince Philip: An embittered defender of hereditary privilege. wsws.org His life was shaped by reaction against revolutionary tumult. The most consequential episode shaping Philip and his world view was the 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew Tsarism and established the world's first workers' state under the Bolsheviks. Europe's monarchies and the bourgeois order on which they rested trembled in response, fearing a similar fate. Philip never forgot this fear, or the reason for it.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-12). U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" to Russia Over Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Ukrainian President Zelensky meets Turkey's Erdogan as US threatens Russia. wsws.org The Ukrainian government is campaigning to win support in NATO as it threatens Russia with military action targeting Crimea and separatist-controlled regions in East Ukraine.

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