2021-08-25: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Russian Defense Ministry Evacuated 500 People From Afghanistan (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Photo: TASS / Maksim Grigoryev | On August 25, the Ministry of Defense of Russia organized the evacuation of 500 Russian citizens as well as citizens of Collective Security Treaty Organization, Belarus Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, and Ukraine from the Afghan capital Kabul. | Four Russian military transport aircraft airlifted the Russian and ex-Soviet citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport. | According to the Russian MoD, the four aircraft were carrying medical personnel and supplies to provide the necessary…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Russian Leading Political Party Provides Prediction For Middle East's Future. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia released a statement which is an attempt to predict the future of the Middle East, Central Asia, Caucasus and even parts of the Balkans. | The LDPR is the third most popular party in Russia. | In their opinion a lot of changes will take place, some significant, some not so much. | Pakistan will unite with Afghanistan and a single state of Pashtunistan will be created. All other non-Pashtun peoples will be pushed westward towards Central Asi…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Vladimir Putin And Xi Jinping Discussed Afghanistan, Agreed on Countering Terrorism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the telephone. | In the phone call, the two leaders "expressed their readiness to step up efforts to combat threats of terrorism and drug trafficking coming from the territory of Afghanistan," the Kremlin said in a statement. | They also spoke of the "importance of establishing peace" in Afghanistan and "preventing the spread of instability to adjacent regions". | Putin and…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-25). UK Believes Russia And China Can Act As "Moderating Influence" Over Taliban. southfront.org Dominic Raab. Illustrative ImageFor London and Washington, the Russian and Chinese posture is a possibility for peace. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Apparently, the future of relations between Afghanistan and the West will depend on the level of influence of Moscow and Beijing over the Central Asian country. In a recent statement, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that his country would have to ask the Russian and Chinese governments…

Wendell Griffen (2021-08-25). The Moral Implications of Bloodlust, White Supremacy, Christian Nationalism. counterpunch.org The war in Afghanistan reminds us that those who do not learn from past mistakes are likely to repeat them. Years ago, scholar Akhilesh Pillalamarri wrote that Afghanistan has long been known as the graveyard of empires. Nevertheless, the U.S. repeated the respective mistakes of the British and Soviet empires in the 19th and 20th centuries by invading and trying to occupy the country.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-25). Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Militant Positions In Greater Idlib. southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | On August 25, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes targeted hills surrounding the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town and its surroundings are known to be a stronghold for many terrorist groups, first and foremost al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). | No losses were repo…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-25). Military Situation In Syria On August 25, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On August 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 23 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 4 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On August 25, the first batch of militants who refused to settle with the SAA left Daraa al-Balad, according to implementation of the Russian road map | On August 25, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr Nuran | On Augu…

Michael T. Klare (2021-08-25). The Drawbacks of a Cold War with China in a Hot World. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — 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 the U.S., than the world they foresee in the 2030s …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-08-25). Somalia: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, and Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed Cold War and War on Terror destabilize Somalia and cause great suffering for its people. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, aka Farmaajo, is currently the Interim President of Somalia, pending parliamentary elections that have been repeatedly postponed since February….

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-25). Kiev Attempts to Cut Water to Crimea. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-08-25). Georgian defense chief, unit that fought Russia in Ukraine ceremony. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Juansher Burchuladze attended the ceremony dedicated to the independence of Ukraine The Minister of Defense of Georgia attended the official event held on the central square of Kiev on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine. The platoon of the 23rd Infantry Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the Western Command of the …

TASS (2021-08-24). Russian diplomat calls on world community to help Afghanistan reach reconciliation. tass.com Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Geneva Office and other Geneva-based international organizations called on the conflicting Afghan parties to refrain from hostilities and promote peaceful settlement…

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…

_____ (2021-08-24). Is a Cold War With China Still Possible in This Overheating World? commondreams.org "There is no place in the United States where you shouldn't be resetting your expectations about Mother Nature disrupting your life," said one expert.

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 …

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…

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.

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