2021-09-02: News Headlines

Staff (2021-09-02). As Afghan war ends, House approves $24bn bump for Pentagon budget. rt.com Just after the US military's wasteful Afghanistan mission came to a close, House legislators marked almost $24 billion in extra defense spending supposedly needed to maintain America's competitive edge against Russia and China. | The House Armed Services Committee held a marathon session on Wednesday to markup the spending under the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lawmakers from both parties joined forces to defy President Joe Biden's intention to keep the Pentagon budget at $715 billion for next year, essentially keeping it at the same level as last year. Instead, an extra $23.9 billion was…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-02). Senior Syrian Officers Visit Daraa Al-Bald As More Gunmen Join Reconciliation Process (Video, Photos). southfront.org File image. | On September 2, a delegation of senior Syrian officers visited the southern part of Daraa city, known as Daraa al-Balad, to inspect the situation and monitor the implementation of the new The delegation, which was accompanied by officers from the Russian Military Police and local leaders from Daraa al-Balad, was led by Major General Hossa…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). U.S. Marine Corps attaché has Georgian medal conferred on him. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Since the "Rose Revolution" occurred in 2003 the U.S. Marine Corps has trained its Georgian legionaries for war in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Ossetia and with Russia in 2008. Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze awarded Lt. Col. Carl Witt with the Departmental Medal "General Giorgi Kvinitadze" Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze …

TASS (2021-09-02). Beijing invites US to give thought to Putin's words on its mission in Afghanistan. tass.com According to Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin, the United States' attempts to impose American democracy on Afghanistan have only resulted in a mess and chaos…

WSWS (2021-09-02). IYSSE (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting on US debacle in Afghanistan. wsws.org The US invasion of Afghanistan was part of Washington's attempts to strengthen its position against its main rivals—China and Russia—and the European imperialist powers, its supposed allies.

WSWS (2021-09-02). North Korea restarts its nuclear facilities. wsws.org While it has called for talks with Pyongyang, the Biden administration has maintained the crippling sanctions imposed on North Korea under Obama and Trump.

Project Censored (2021-09-02). Dave Lindorff and Dan O'Connell. projectcensored.org In the first segment, journalist Dave Lindorff shares the little-known story of Ted Hall (1925-1999), a teenage science prodigy who worked on the WWII Manhattan Project, then shared his atomic secrets with the USSR, to ensure that the US wouldn't be the world's only possessor of nuclear weapons. Lindorff is producer on an upcoming documentary film that addresses this fascinating untold history. Then Dan O'Connell and Scott Peters speak about their new book, In the Struggle, a collection of writings by scholars who helped fight for the betterment of California farmworkers and farming communities. | Notes: | Dave L…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). NATO snipers practice picking off Belarusian, Russian servicemen. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Soldiers With NATO eFP Lithuania Refine Military Basics…. In June, soldiers with NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Lithuania mastered their marksmanship skills…. The Best Infantry Squad competition was held in Lithuania, near the town of Rukla. The annual tactical competition was organized by the Lithuanian Armed Forces and included live-firing elements. Here, too, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Estonia: NATO team evaluates fifth-generation warplanes near Russian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Evaluation Team Confirm Italian and Estonian Baltic Air Policing Capabilities A multinational NATO evaluation team from Allied Air Command conducted a no-notice Tactical Evaluation (TACEVAL) on the Italian Air Force F-35 detachment based in àÑmari Air Base, Estonia on August 25. **** "In future, evaluations such as this will be conducted to ensure that NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). U.S.-Ukrainian defense partnership agreement to "counter Russian aggression," prepare Ukraine for NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S.-Ukrainian Defense Partnership Agreement contains specific arrangements — Zavytnevych The agreement on the strategic principles of defense partnership between the United States and Ukraine contains specific arrangements, Head of the parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence Oleksandr Zavytnevych…said. **** The MP said the clauses of the agreement "provide for testing of weapons and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). IF NATO moves to Russia's border Kremlin will…. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Do exactly what it has done for the past twenty-one years — nothing. See: Relations between Russia and Turkey are an example of how constructive ties with NATO countries can be built, Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Moscow to take counter-measures if NATO moves military infrastructure to Russian borders Moscow will have to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Georgia: U.S. Marine Corps trains proxy force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Marine Corps led the multinational Immediate Response war games in Georgia that preceded the five-day war with Russia in 2008. The closing ceremony of the US-Georgia bilateral cooperation program was held in Krtsanisi The Closing Ceremony of the Bilateral Cooperation Program between the Georgian Defense Forces and the US Marine Corps was held at …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Baltic: Danish, Portuguese replace Spanish warplanes near Russian border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Denmark and Portugal Take Over for Spain in NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission The Danish and Portuguese Air Forces are now leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission here starting today August 31. "Ladies and gentlemen, to sum up: thank you Lithuania, farewell Spain and welcome Denmark and Portugal," said Air Commodore Adrian Hill, Allied Air …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-02). Turkish, Polish military aircraft hold anti-Russian drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkish and Polish Air Forces Conduct Combined Flying Drills MALBORK, Poland — Turkish F-16 fighter aircraft currently conducting NATO's enhanced Air Policing in Malbork, Poland, conducted aerial manoeuvres with a Polish Air Force C-295M Casa transport aircraft on August 26 to fine-tune their skills and honing their capabilities through Allied cooperation. **** Since mid-August four …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-01). Russian Warplanes Conducted Over 500 Airstrikes On Central Syria In August: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On September 1, seven warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 25 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria's vast central region. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the airstrikes hit fortified hideouts of the terrorist group in the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle. In the last few months, the group's cells carried out several attacks in the area. | The VKS h…

sputniknews (2021-09-01). Putin: America's 20-Year Presence in Afghanistan Only Led to Tragedies. sputniknews.com

Anonymous007 (2021-09-01). Russia Concerned ISIS, Other Terrorist Organizations' Members Will Infiltrate From Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Foreign Ministry said that does not rule out that ISIS and other terrorist organizations' militants will cross the borders of states adjacent to Afghanistan, including under the guise of refugees, deputy head of the department Igor Morgulov said."The threat from the territory of Afghanistan still remains. <...> It is unlikely that under the current conditions the ISIS will lay down their arms and abandon the idea of building a world caliphate," he said. | On August 26, an explo…

ecns.cn (2021-09-01). Applying 'Cold War playbook' to today's China-U.S. relations absurd, dangerous: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn It would be absurd and dangerous to apply the "Cold War playbook" to today's China-U.S. relations, and to take China as its rival and imaginary enemy, just like when Don Quixote tilted at windmills.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-09-01). Russia-Egypt Relations: Nuclear Energy Plant Construction. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2021-09-01). Investigators Open Probe Into Nazi Executions of Civilians in Western Russia During WWII. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A criminal probe has been launched into civilian executions by Nazi firing squads and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War in the western Russian region of Oryol, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-01). U.S. And Ukraine Sign Black Sea Joint Cooperation Agreement Aimed Against Russia. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUkraine hopes U.S.-made javelin missiles can stop Russia's tank fleet | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Washington and Kiev signed a new agreement on Tuesday aimed at not only joint cooperation in the Black Sea, but also in the field of cybersecurity and information sharing. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also announced a new $60 million assistance package for Ukraine that includes portable Javelin anti-tank missiles. President Joe Biden told Congress…

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