2021-08-24: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-08-24). Afghan Holocaust — The Awful Truth Versus US Alliance Lies. orinocotribune.com By Dr Gideon Polya — Aug 22, 2021 | The 20 year Afghan War has ended and the war criminal US, UK, NATO and Australian invaders have all but left a devastated land. The Indigenous Afghan Taliban rapidly and peacefully took over all of formerly Occupied Afghanistan as the collaborator government collapsed and the US-trained Afghan forces offered no resistance. A peaceful, liberated Afghanistan hopefully faces a brighter future with the help of its Muslim neighbours, China, Russia and the rest of the civilized world. | The utterly mendacious and racist US and US-dominated Western Mainstream media trumpet a dish…

Moderator (2021-08-24). Is a Chinese Cold War Still Possible in an Overheating World? scheerpost.com Laizhou Bay, located on the southern shores of the Bohai Sea, on the east coast of mainland China. [ By In recent months, Washington has had a lot to say about China's ever-expanding air, naval, and missile power. But when Pentagon officials address the topic, they generally speak less about that country's current capabilities, which remain vastly inferior to those of t…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-08-24). Tomgram: Michael Klare, Is a Cold War Still Possible in an Overheating World? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Think of it as an irony of the first order that Joe Biden's foreign-policy team came into office promoting new cold-war policies against the rising power on this planet, China. After all, even if it is that, it's …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-24). Russia's western frontier: NATO fighter jets on duty around the clock. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO air patrols over Bulgaria and Romania Across Europe, NATO fighter jets are on duty around the clock….NATO calls this activity Air Policing, which has been an integral part of NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence for 60 years. **** To enhance Air Policing along NATO's eastern borders, NATO Allies provide assets that supplement existing …

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). Russia, China And Iran To Hold Joint Military Drills In The Coming Months. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia said it will hold joint maritime exercises with China and Iran in the coming months, in an announcement timed to show support from Moscow and Beijing to Tehran. | Russia's ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, said the drills would be held in the Persian Gulf in late 2021 or early 2022."The annual joint naval exercises CHIRU will be held in the Persian Gulf region," Dzhagaryan was quoted by Russian Sputnik news agency as saying. "Russian, Iranian and Chinese warships are taking part…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-24). American Wearing Russian T-Shirt Arrested In Ukraine, Calls Police "Racists" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In Odessa, the police detained an American who was walking around the city in a T-shirt in the colors of the Russian flag and the inscription "Russia", according to the website of the National Police of Ukraine in the Odessa region. | The man was detained during the ceremony of the ceremonial deployment of the flag of Ukraine at the Potemkin Stairs. At the same time, the American allegedly behaved "defiantly and provoked a conflict with citizens," and also tried to escape from the police.

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.

teleSUR (2021-08-23). Moscow: NATO Destroyed All Cooperation Formats With Russia. telesurenglish.net 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. | RELATED: | "Yes, the alliance has destroyed all formats of cooperation, including on Afghanistan. The price for this geopolitical game, which has nothing to do with security interests, ultimately had to be paid by…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). Afghanistan and the new Cold War. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpted from Strategic withdrawal: an Afghan tragedy by Professor Nursin Atesoglu Guney on the Anadolu Agency website today. Afghanistan in the new Cold War The geopolitical rivalry between Russia, China, and the United States had begun in the Eastern Mediterranean, and a second front had been established in the Black Sea and the Caucasus. It …

teleSUR (2021-08-23). Russia Will Not Intervene in Afghanistan. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured Russia will not intervene militarily or diplomatically in Afghanistan. | RELATED: | "No one has any intention of intervening," he stressed, explaining that an intervention would "evidently create an additional risk factor regarding a new civil war in Afghanistan." | These statements come just days before the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, which is p…

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…

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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). Putin's strategic partner Azerbaijan praises strategic partnership with Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani president congratulates Ukrainian counterpart President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of congratulations to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. **** It is gratifying that our interstate relations, built on solid foundations, have risen to the level of strategic partnership. ==== Armenian ombudsman held at gunpoint by Azeri soldier An Azerbaijani serviceman held …

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). Putin ally Turkey won't recognize "illegal annexation of Crimea" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey won't recognize Crimea's annexation by Russia: FM Turkey has not and will not recognize the illegal occupation of Crimea by Russia and will support Ukraine's territorial integrity, the Turkish foreign minister has said while attending the annual Crimean Platform meeting held by Ukraine in Kyiv. "We have not recognized, and we keep underlining that …

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 …

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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-23). Energy Secretary: U.S. to back Ukrainian armed forces "against Russian aggression" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Secretary of Energy: We hope Crimea Platform to convey idea that Crimea is Ukraine, Russia should be held accountable for its aggression U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm expressed hope that the Crimea Platform will convey to everyone the idea that Crimea is Ukraine and that Russia should be held accountable for its …

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 …

Anonymous103 (2021-08-23). Violence Against Civilians In Ukraine Seen As Genocide. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIt is time for the international law courts to admit this fact. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Investigative Committee of Russia considers the mass murder of civilians in eastern Ukraine a real genocide. Russian authorities are investigating the case, collecting information about the actions of Kiev's forces. Indeed, considering what is known so far, the existence of a genocide in the region is practically undeniable, however, a…

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…

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