2021-08-27: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-08-27). Russian Warplanes Took Missile Fire While Carrying Out New Wave Of Airstrikes On Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On August 27, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region…

ecns.cn (2021-08-27). China-Russia drill signals new era in joint exercises: spokesperson. ecns.cn A joint military exercise between China and Russia, code-named ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021, has charted the course for a new high-point in bilateral relations, opened new horizons for military drills between major countries.

Anonymous669 (2021-08-27). Russia Shows Off Buk-M3 Air-Defense System With Brand New Optical Tracker (Photos). southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Sergei Bobylev/TASS | Russia's air-defense manufacturer Almaz-Antey has presented a 9–ê317–ú-E TELAR [Transporter Erector Launcher And Radar] of the Buk-M3 "Viking" medium-ran air-defense system equipped with a brand new optical tracker. | The upgraded TELAR was showcased at the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021 that opened its doors on August 22. | The new optical tracker, which appears to be equipped with an infrared camera, a day camera, and a laser range-finder, is hou…

Anonymous103 (2021-08-27). Ukraine's Threats To Turn To The East Will Not Force Concessions From The West. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUkraine hopes China can alleviate major economic issues. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Since the 2014 Maidan coup, different administrations in Kiev have continued with a single-minded goal — absorbing Ukraine into Western organizations and blocs like NATO and the European Union at the expense of having cordial relations with Russia and China. With this foreign policy, one would expect that a priority would be deepening Ukraine's financial relations with the…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-27). Russian Armed Forces Waiting For Their Upgrades Following Army-2021. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia's Army-2021 International Military and Technical Forum is drawing to an end, taking place between August 22 and 28th. | Many events took place therein, with a large number of exhibitions and presentations of new and existing equipment and hardware. | Many of the units that were shown will be adopted into the Russian Armed Forces in the next months or years. | Notably, some of the new additions include the 152mm self-propelled artillery mounts 2S35 of the Coalition-SV…

John Wojcik (2021-08-26). Afghanistan: No clean end to a dirty war. peoplesworld.org The Russian Foreign Ministry was the first to announce Thursday that a suicide attack outside Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport killed at least two people and wounded 15 more. Other explosions in Kabul, including one at a major hotel, were also reported. Later reports had at least 15 U.S. citizens and Afghans killed. The Russian …

James Haught (2021-08-26). Only Religious War Remains. counterpunch.org The Taliban seizure of Afghanistan underscores an ugly 21st century fact: Religion-based warfare remains the world's worst type of armed conflict, and the "holy warriors" display barbaric cruelty. After America's CIA under President Reagan helped brutal Muslim tribal warlords drive the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan, victorious warlords fell into conflict with each other. That's

Editor (2021-08-26). John Pilger: Afghanistan, the great game of smashing countries. mronline.org In 2010, I was in Washington and arranged to interview the mastermind of Afghanistan's modern era of suffering, Zbigniew Brzezinski. I quoted to him his autobiography in which he admitted that his grand scheme for drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan had created "a few stirred up Muslims". "Do you have any regrets?" I asked. "Regrets! Regrets! What regrets?" – John Pilger…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). Central Syria Insurgency: Dozens Of Russian Airstrikes, Syrian Artillery Strikes Hit ISIS Cells. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On August 25, dozens of Russian airstrikes and Syrian artillery strikes targeted ISIS' remaining cells in Syria's central region. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 30 Russian airstrikes hit hideouts of the terrorist group in the following areas: | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern Homs countryside; | The outskirts of the town of al-Sholah in the western Deir Ezzor countryside; | The outskirts of the town of al-Resafa…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). More Russian Airstrikes Hit Greater Idlib, Monitoring Group Says 60 Targeted The Region In August (Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On August 26, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out five airstrikes on the hills surrounding the town of Kabani in the northern countryside of Lattakia and three airstrikes on the outskirts of the town of al-Fatterah in the southern Idlib countryside. | Bo…

Anonymous669 (2021-08-26). De-Escalation: Dozens Of Gunmen Depart Daraa Al-Balad After Pressure From Syrian Army (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | Gunmen in the southern part of the Syrian city of Daraa, known as Daraa al-Balad, have finally succumbed to the demands of Syrian authorities and begun to leave the area. | On August 26 afternoon, 50 wanted gunmen departed Daraa al-Balad along with their families in several buses provided by Syrian authorities. The gunmen will most likely settle in Turkish-occupied areas in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Russian forces are reportedly facilitating…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-08-26). The Dangers of Nuclear War: "Global Stability" Requires the Reintroduction of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), with Inclusion of China. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-08-26). Global Stability Hinges On Reintroduction Of INF With Inclusion Of China. southfront.org Illustrative ImageDoes Biden want the U.S. to return to the INF? | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Even two years after the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 2019, some consequences are still being felt today. Washington's unilateral exit has endangered global strategic stability in nuclear security. The INF was a cornerstone in Washington-Moscow relations as it was an effective arms control treaty that helped reduce tensions between the two superp…

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Iran Two Months Away From Nuclear Bomb: Israel Defense Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Tehran is two months away from nuclear weapons capacity, according to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz."Iran is only two months away from acquiring the materials necessary for a nuclear weapon," Gantz told a gathering of 60 ambassadors in Tel Aviv. | Gantz said that the world needed an alternative to the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal, in case it fails entirely."We do not know if the Iranian regime will be willing to sign an agreement and come back to the negotiation table [md…

WSWS (2021-08-26). Ukraine holds "Crimean Platform" summit. wsws.org Moscow denounced the provocative summit, which was attended by representatives from all 30 NATO members, as an "anti-Russian event."

Anonymous007 (2021-08-26). Ukraine Needs Russian Gas Transit Until At Least 2034. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Kiev needs the transit of Russian gas until at least 2034, when the agreement with Gazprom expires, said Sergei Makogon, General Director of GTS Operator of Ukraine LLC."We have no guarantees that the contract will be renewed. Therefore, we are negotiating with the governments of the United States and Germany. <...> And we believe that the most significant guarantee is the renewal or continuation of the existing contract now, without waiting for 2025, for the next 15 years," he said on the…

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