2021-09-03: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Daraa Agreement Collapses, Local Leaders Ask For Complete Evacuation. southfront.org File image. | On September 3, the recently-reached The agreement was brokered by Russia only three days ago. Syrian authorities and local leaders in Daraa al-Balad both promised to fully implement the agreement, which was meant to end a long crisis and secure Daraa city. | The…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Central Syria: 90 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Cells Within 24 Hours. southfront.org File image.4 | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 90 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria between September 2 and 3, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. | The airstrikes, which were carried out within 24 hours, targeted fortified hideouts of the terrorist group in the following areas: | The eastern countryside of Homs; | The Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle; | The western countryside of Deir Ezzor; | The western countryside of Raqqa. | The…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-03). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Stronghold, Rocket Launch Site In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org An Su-24 taking off from Hmeimim air base in 2015. IMAGE: Russian Ministry of Defense | The Russian Aerospace Forces continue to hammer militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | Late on September 2, Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the outskirts of the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town is an infamous stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and several other ter…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Poland: NATO's Afghan war "spectacular" training (for conflict with Belarus, Russia). antibellum679354512.wordpress.com FM lauds Poland's Afghanistan mission, Kabul evacuationPolish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau has lauded his country's role in NATO's mission in Afghanistan "Poland was a participant in this allied operation," Rau said, adding: "We persevered in Afghanistan to the very end of our mission as a loyal and valuable ally." **** Looking back at the two-decade …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). Russia To Build New Cities In Siberia, Starting With 300,000 Population "Sputnik" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A new Russian city by the name of Sputnik with a population of 300,000 people should appear 30 kilometers from Vladivostok. | This was stated in a corresponding agreement, signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in which Russian President Vladimir Putin also took part."The creation of a new city Sputnik is planned on the territory of the advanced social and economic development "Nadezhdinskaya". The building area will be 925 hectares. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to bu…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Arctic to Caucasus: Finland, Georgia discuss military cooperation against Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Finland and Georgia are NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partners, Finland being paired with Sweden and Georgia with Ukraine in that format. The Minister of Defense met with the Ambassador of Finland The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Georgia Kirsty Narinen . At the meeting, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). U.S. envoy to Georgia orders Russian troops out of Abkhazia, South Ossetia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Degnan: Russia's calls for restoration ties with Georgia unreliable until it withdraws troops US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan has responded to the recent statement of Russian FM Sergey Lavrov on preparedness to restore relations with Georgia, stating that Georgia 'has many times heard' such messages from Russia and they are not trustworthy until Russia …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-03). Desperation Hits: Ukraine Warns Europe Will Be "Solely Dependent" On Russian Pipelines. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The launch of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will mean Europe will be solely dependent on Moscow-run pipelines as the Ukrainian route for gas delivery to Europe disappears, the head of Ukraine's gas transit operator said. | Russia's Gazprom has almost completed the construction of Nord Stream 2, which can divert transit gas flows still going through Ukraine to Europe, but the company may face difficulties in its authorisation."If Gazprom achieves the launch of No…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-03). Georgia, Ukraine coordinate military measures against Russia over "occupied territories" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces met with the Commander of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine The Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Major General Giorgi Matiashvili and his Deputy, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze met with the Commander of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs …

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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.

People's Voice (2021-09-02). Activists push issues of peace to forefront in Canadian election. peoplesworld.org TORONTO—It is often not at the forefront of voters' minds, but foreign policy is one of the most important issues in the current federal election underway in Canada. From ballooning military spending to the renewed Cold War against Russia and (especially) China to the proliferation of nuclear weapons to the ongoing and escalating imperialist aggressions …

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). 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 …

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). 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). 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). 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). 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 …

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