2021-08-22: News Headlines

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski (2021-08-22). The CIA's Intervention in Afghanistan. U.S. Recruitment of "Islamic Terrorists" Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski. globalresearch.ca This text was among the first articles published by Global Research: on October 15, 2001, in the week following the US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. | This historic interview confirms that the so-called Soviet-Afghan war was triggered …

_____ (2021-08-22). US Humiliation In Afghanistan Could Be A Turning Point In World History. popularresistance.org It's just over three decades since the Soviet Union was driven out of Afghanistan in a moment of epic national humiliation. Thirty-two years on and this week the United States has suffered the identical fate. In each case the same story: a global superpower defeated by a peasant army from one of the poorest countries in the world. This is a world historical moment.

TASS (2021-08-22). Putin criticized idea of Western states to place Afghan refugees in Central Asia. tass.com The President added that this Russia is in constant contact with partners from the Central Asian republics…

scorinoco (2021-08-22). The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Back with a Bang. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — Aug 16, 2021 | The US "loss" of Afghanistan is a repositioning and the new mission is not a "war on terror," but Russia and China. | Wait until the war is over | And we're both a little older | The unknown soldier | Breakfast where the news is read | Television children fed | Unborn living, living, dead | Bullet strikes the helmet's head | And it's all over | For the unknown soldier | (The Doors, "The Unknown Soldier") | In the end, the

Janelle Velina (2021-08-22). Afghanistan, the Forgotten Proxy War. The Role of Osama bin Laden and Zbigniew Brzezinski. globalresearch.ca One of the key players in U.S.-led "Soviet-Afghan war" was Osama bin Laden, a Saudi-born millionaire from a wealthy, powerful family with ties to the Saudi royal family. Before becoming America's "boogeyman", Osama was put in charge of fundraising for the Mujahideen.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-22). Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib For Fourth Day In Row (Video, Photos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | For the fourth day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes, which took place on August 22 morning, targeted positions in the outskirts of the towns of Kansafra, Mareian and Almaouzrah in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Al-Qaeda-affilia…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-22). NATO proxies Georgia, Ukraine: drive Russia out of Caucasus, Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian PM in Kyiv: 'Russian actions in Ukraine, Georgia alarming' Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated during his official visit to Ukraine that Russian actions in both Ukraine and Georgia 'are alarming and are the issue of an international concern.' After the meeting with Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal earlier today, Garibashvili said that at …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-22). Missile Defense Agency wants mobile interceptor missile system against Russia, China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from a feature in Defense News, a non-governmental news site. Missile Defense Agency director wants less complex, more mobile Aegis Ashore The Missile Defense Agency director says he'd like to see the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system….become a less complex and more mobile asset. The U.S. has had a fully operational Aegis Ashore …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-21). Soft Power Just Shifted Massively From West To East. southfront.org U.S. soldiers at Kabul airport. Illustrative image | Written by Don Hank | If you look back to the US's first involvement before the start of the Afghan war in 2001, a case can be made that Biden's decision to pull US troops out of the country was planned as part of the ongoing US attempt to weaken Russia. After all, the Democrats have been accusing Putin of meddling in the 2016 election and they seem to have fallen for their own proofless narrative. | Bringing down (Soviet) Russia was the goal when the CI…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-21). New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib (Photos, 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 | On August 21, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, where many terrorist groups are present. | The airstrikes destroyed a compound located near the town of Hmeimat in al-Ghab Plains in the northwestern countryside of Hama. The region is an infamous stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-21). Syria's Air Defenses Intercepted 22 Missiles During Recent Israeli Attack: Russian MoD. southfront.org Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) shot down 22 missiles fired by Israel during the recent "The Syrian air defense on duty destroyed 22 missiles from the Russian-made Buk-M2E and Pantsir-S systems," Kulit said. | The Israeli strikes, which were launched from Lebano…

H. Patricia Hynes (2021-08-21). The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Near-Meltdown is a Lasting Tragedy. zcomm.org Decades of research have shown that there is no safe level of radiation, according to the National Academy of Sciences. Any exposure to radiation increases an individual's risk of developing cancer…

Staff (2021-08-21). Ukraine shuts down leading independent news site Strana as part of new crackdown on journalists, judges & opposition politicians. rt.com One of Ukraine's most prominent news outlets has been taken offline after the country's National Security and Defense Council marked it out as a threat, thus adding the title to the growing list of banned opposition media groups. |

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-21). Data Contradicts Ukrainian Claims that Russia Is Cheating Europe Out of Paid for Gas. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-08-21). Russia's talks with Taliban are latest proof Moscow's foreign policy is non-ideological. The West could learn a lesson from that. rt.com Both Russia and China are pursuing a strategy of engaging with the Taliban. While some politicians and commentators insist this is a global threat, the reality is that constructive talks are now more likely to bring stability. | Winston Churchill famously defined Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Its unique history and geography have obviously produced a distinctive political culture, but Western efforts to mystify Russia also have the effect of drawing a dividing line between the rational and predictable 'us' versus the irrational and unpredictable 'other' — Moscow. | As a res…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-21). Crimea: can humanitarian bombing be far behind? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Evidently the term indigenous is employed to differentiate all other ethnic groups from Russian speakers. They are then implicitly invaders according to the calculus. Note the glaring geographical disparities between eastern and western Ukraine. That discrepancy will be used to prove that ethnic Russians are "genocidal Islamophobic racists." The bombs and cruise missiles come next. …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-21). Georgia, Ukraine: NATO's two-front proxy conflict with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian PM in Ukraine: defence, security, economic issues on top of agenda Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has already arrived in Ukraine, where he was welcomed by his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal, ambassadors of both countries and Ukrainian officials in Lviv. [Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze] said that the leaders of 44 foreign countries, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-21). Poland: Russia lying about NATO and U.S. military presence. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russian spokeswoman 'promoting lies' about Poland, NATO, West: Polish official Stanis≈Çaw ≈ªaryn was speaking after the Russian spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, a day earlier expressed Moscow's concern that the United States "plans for increasing its military presence in Poland," Poland's PAP news agency reported. In an interview with PAP, ≈ªaryn was quoted as saying on Friday …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-21). NATO's No. 2 joins initiative to drive Russia, Black Sea Fleet from Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Dpty Secretary General Mircea Joana to visit Crimean platform, 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Joana is coming to Ukraine to participate in the Crimean Platform and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. The corresponding announcement was distributed on Saturday in Brussels by the NATO headquarters. **** "On August …

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