2021-08-23: News Headlines

Yanis Iqbal (2021-08-23). Why Regionalism Is Important for Afghanistan. towardfreedom.org As the Taliban retakes control of Afghanistan, China and Russia won't make timid pleas to Washington to | place forces on the ground in the country. The militarist path has been deemed a flawed move by both sides. In the coming days, the Sino-Russian bloc will likely prioritize political solutions, thereby promoting a more proactive position for the SCO and emphasizing the importance of regional frameworks.

Anonymous007 (2021-08-23). Military Situation In Syria On August 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 24 times: 9 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On August 23, a car bomb explosion was reported in the city of Azaz. seven people were wounded | On August 23, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah | On August 22, US F-15E warplane reportedly shot down a drone flyin…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-23). Russian Warplanes Tirelessly Hit Militants In Syria's Idlib (Video, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | For the fifth day in a row, militants in Greater Idlib were waken up by airstrikes of Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). | On August 23, warplanes of the Russian VKS carried out a series of airstrikes targeting militant positions in the outskirts of the town of al-Bara in the al-Zawiya Mount region in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation maintain a large presence…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). NATO's Eastern Flank: troops from over 20 nations confront Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from a feature on NATO's Multinational Corps Northeast (in Poland) website. NATO's eastern flank: From Estonia to Hungary servicemen and women from more than 20 countries fulfil their duties every day…. I was deployed three times to abroad, I served for one year in Egypt with the Multinational Force and Observers, then I had …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). Poland to intervene in Ukraine-Russia conflict — president. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Polish head of state leaves no inflammatory meme unused. Tatar genocide/human tragedy (the best bet on NATO's justification for military intervention in Crimea), Stalin, the Iron Curtain and more. President says Poland 'won't stand by' as Ukraine's territorial integrity violated Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday vowed his country would not be indifferent to …

Frank Scott (2021-08-23). Lesser Evil Politics Assure Greater Evil Economics. dissidentvoice.org A new American president is presenting a program for renewal of human values in the marketplace unheard of since the 1930s but still projecting American military domination and environmental destruction far beyond the awareness of most Americans. Continued insistence that Russia and China are major global threats to everyone and not just American monopoly capitalists …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). "Threat to world order based on rules and principles": NATO demands Russia leave Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Deputy Secretary General: NATO will never recognize annexation of Crimea "Ukrainians chose the path of freedom, democracy, and Euro-Atlantic integration, and NATO is completely on Ukraine's side. NATO condemns and will never recognize Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and we call on Russia to return control over the peninsula …

Anonymous007 (2021-08-23). Turkey Expected To Order Another S-400 Missile Defense System. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A new contract with Turkey on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 medium-to-long-range anti-aircraft missile systems may be signed soon. | This was claimed by the CEO of the state arms exporter Rosoboronexport (part of the state tech corporation Rostec) Alexander Mikheyev at the Army-2021 international military-technical forum on August 23rd."The consultations continue and are at the final stage. We will start formalizing a contract with our partners soon," the chief executive said. | Certain…

Pepe Escobar (2021-08-23). How Russia-China are stage-managing the Taliban. zcomm.org What matters is that Russia-China are way ahead of the curve, cultivating parallel inside tracks of diplomatic dialogue with the Taliban…

New Atlas (2021-08-22). The US Never Intended to Create a Self-Reliant Afghan Government. newatlas.report August 22, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — The Western media talks about the "shocking" developments in Afghanistan, as a government the US spent two decades "building up" is swept from the country in mere days. The Taliban (banned in Russia) have even entered Kabul, occupying the offices and meeting rooms of former Afghan president …

_____ (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…

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 …

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.

_____ (2021-08-22). Is Afghanistan the First Domino to Fall? strategic-culture.org It certainly looks like a domino that has been put in position poised to fall waiting for others to take their places in the line. | With America withdrawing from Afghanistan abruptly after some 20 years, one big question is being discussed throughout the strategic sphere by those both in big institutions and laying on their couches — is the American loss in Afghanistan the first domino to fall in the eventual collapse of the Global Hegemon? After all, Afghanistan is the "graveyard of empires" probably because it is an expression that sounds nice and because the Soviets fell apart a few years after losing t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-22). Russia: NATO destroyed all possible formats of cooperation, including on Afghanistan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Moscow Says NATO Destroyed All Cooperation Formats With Russia, Including on Afghanistan NATO has destroyed all possible formats of cooperation with Russia, including on Afghanistan, and will most likely only increase its anti-Russian rhetoric after the Afghan disaster, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said Sunday. "Yes, the alliance has destroyed all formats of cooperation, …

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

Anonymous669 (2021-08-22). Russia Unveils New Non-Line-Of-Sight Precision-Guided Missile Tested In Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Analytical Network News Agency (ANNA). | On August 22, Russia The new non-line-of-sight (NLOS) precision-guided missile was showcased to the public at the High Precision Weapons stand in the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021. | The Izdeliye 305E was developed by the Kolom…

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…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-22). Two New Turkish Drone Strikes Hit Northeastern Syria, SDF Blames Russia (Videos). southfront.org Bayrakdar TB2 UCAV, source: ssb.gov.tr | Turkish combat drone continue to target areas held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's northeastern region. | Late on August 21, a drone strike targeted a mini truck as it was passing on a road to the east of the town of Kobane in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo. The mini truck received a direct hit. However, the munition didn't explode, most likely as a result of a technical failure. | The Hawar News Agency claimed that the mini truck is owned…

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 …

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