2021-05-12: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-12). Erdogan voices opposition to zionists' attacks on Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — In a phone talk with Russian counterpart Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced Turkey's strong opposition to the Israeli regime's attacks on occupied Quds, Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Gaza Clashes: Israeli Military Sustained First Causality In Hamas ATGM Strike (Videos). southfront.org Hamas tank-hunters. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sustained their first causality since the outbreak of the clashes with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. | An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were severely injured when their SUV was hit by an anti-tank guided missile, reportedly a Russian-made Kornet-E, while it was passing on a road to the north of Gaza. | In a statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, claimed responsibility fo…

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). In Video: Russia Forces Blew Up Large ISIS Bunker In Central Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from Zvezda TV video. | Russian forces have uncovered and destroyed a large underground bunker of ISIS cells in central Syria, the The bunker, located near the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs, was blown up by Russian military engineer and Syrian soldiers. A total of 2,5 tons of TNT were used to completely destroy the large underground structure. | According to Zvezda, the bunker was equipped with ventilation an…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). SAA And Russian Support Eliminate Over 300 ISIS Terrorists In Less Than A Month. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Syrian Arab Army has eliminated 338 terrorists since April 23rd. It did so with assistance from the Russian Aerospace forces. | A spokesman for the Russian group made the claim."Units of Syria's pro-government troops, with the support of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, continue their search and reconnaissance missions in the Syrian desert. Since April 23, a total of 228 members of terrorist groups have been killed and 44 captured, 20 vehicles have been seized and six de…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Syria On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On May 12, 15th group of families consisting 83 Syrian families left al-Hawl refugee camp under supervision of SDF towards their areas in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province. | On May 12, SAA targeted a vehicle with an ATGM near Bidama | On May 11,…

WSWS (2021-05-12). Nine dead, twenty-one injured in Russian school shooting. wsws.org The tragedy cannot be understood outside the profoundly diseased state of Russian society.

Staff (2021-05-12). Kremlin orders expulsion of large number of US embassy staff. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Under Kremlin orders, the US Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Multinational Forces Rising to US Army Standards on NATO's Eastern Front. news.antiwar.com A recent feature in Russia's Izvestia reflected on the recent meeting of the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Warsaw in which the host nation was promoting its role in the consolidation of a regional power bloc, one aimed against Russia (and secondarily its Union State partner Belarus). Poland, Estonia, Latvia and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Plan for Preemptive Strike? Ukraine Says It Could Be Attacked From Belarus. news.antiwar.com Speaking to a security forum in Kiev yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said of a potential armed conflict with neighboring Russia, "I think it could be a world war." He was responding to a question by a reporter who had asked whether a Russian attack against Ukraine — he specified in September — could be …

Staff (2021-05-12). Zionist regime Western countries' puppet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The deadly silence of the Western world in the face of the crimes of the child-killing regime of Israel has only one meaning, and that is that the Zionist regime is their own puppet, Iranian envoy to Moscow said.

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

_____ (2021-05-11). Syria and Russia Won the War, But America Legitimizes Ongoing Looting. strategic-culture.org The Syrian people are well aware that they must persist in defying Western aggression if they are to avoid the total collapse inflicted on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya by the Americans and their accomplices. | Irish peace activist Dr Declan Hayes explains what's at stake in Syria's forthcoming presidential election this month. He predicts incumbent President Bashar al-Assad will win re-election from having strong popular support because the Syrian people view this defiance as their best way to repel the American-led NATO covert war on their nation. The covert war for regime change has been defeated in the battlefi…

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free_1.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Spending More on Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. counterpunch.org The message to lawmakers is clear: spend more on nuclear weapons. If system capabilities are eroded such that ICBMs are cut from the triad, the commander recommends returning to that maniacally dangerous formula of keeping nuclear armed US Air Force bombers airborne and on permanent alert. The world can look forward to more nuclear accidentsoccasioned by pilot error and technical fault.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-11). Estonia Becomes Centre Stage of Anti-Russia Military Exercises. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. 800 paratroopers from …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). School Shooting in Russia's Kazan Leaves At Least 11 Dead, 16 Injured. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageOn May 11th, a school shooting left at least 11 dead in the Russian city of Kazan, Initial reports claimed that there were 6, then 9. It became 11, after a report that two students jumped out of a window and died, trying to save themselves. | The Russian news agency Interfax reported that at least 9 people — eight students and a teacher — had been killed in the incident. | While one…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Syria On May 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 46 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 5 — in Aleppo province | On May 10, a Turkish soldier was killed and 11 others were wounded as a result of the targeting of a Turkish military convoy on Kafr Lusin road with two IED blasts | On May 10, the Turkish-backed forces attacked SAA vehicle by a guided missile launcher…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-11). Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Strange, isn't it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting "more aggressively abroad" and behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." No, he insists, we're not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-11). Iran May Extend IAEA Inspection Deal If Nuclear Talks are on 'Right Track'. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday said it The agreement was reached in February and is set to expire at the end of this month. It came after Iran stopped voluntarily cooperating with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA that allowed the IAEA to conduct snap inspections. Te…

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran-IAEA agreement may be extended: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna said that despite the fact that the goal is to revive JCPOA by May 21, it is likely that the agreement between Iran and the IAEA will be extended.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-11). Russian jet intercepts Norwegian military plane: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Northern Fleet's press office reported on Tuesday that a MiG-31 fighter intercepted a Norwegian Air Force plane over the Barents Sea, preventing it from violating the Russian state border…

Staff (2021-05-11). VIDEO: School shooting in the Russian city of Kazan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — At least 11 people have died and many more have been wounded in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan.

news.un (2021-05-11). UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an 'act of senseless violence'. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-11). Ukrainian president doesn't rule out new world war in conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian president doesn't rule out new world war in conflict with RussiaRick Rozoff Addressing a security forum in Kiev today, where he also identified NATO membership as a national priority, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was cited by the UNIAN news site as not ruling out a "new world war" in the event of what he …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Victory Day commemorating Nazi defeat in World War II observed across Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Nazi Germany signed the final German Instrument of Surrender in Berlin late on May 8, 1945 (May 9 according to Russian time). The day is marked as Victory Day…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-11). Massive British, NATO war games prepare Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group to confront Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Irish Sea: Massive British, NATO war games prepare Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group to confront Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff This year's iteration of Britain's biannual Joint Warrior exercise in the Irish Sea is subsumed under another exercise, Strike Warrior 21, being used to prepare the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Royal …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-11). Ukrainian President Doesn't Rule Out New World War in Conflict With Russia. news.antiwar.com Addressing a security forum in Kiev today, where he also identified NATO membership as a national priority, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was cited by the UNIAN news site as not ruling out a "new world war" in the event of what he identified as a full-scale escalation of tensions by Russia. Asked by a reporter …

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