2021-09-09: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-09). How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare? dissidentvoice.org Looking back on it now, the 1990s were an age of innocence for America. The Cold War was over and our leaders promised us a "peace dividend." There was no TSA to make us take off our shoes at airports (how many bombs have they found in those billions of shoes?). The government could not …

Noam Chomsky (2021-09-09). The US-Led "War on Terror" Has Devastated Much of the World. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Truthout Twenty years ago this week, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, whose origins date back to 1979 when Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in the United States. Shortly thereafter, the administration of George

Anonymous669 (2021-09-09). Russian, Syrian Helicopter Pilots Held First Joint Exercise (Video). southfront.org Illustrative image. | Helicopter pilots from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) had held their first-ever joint exercise in the Syrian desert, Chief of Aviation of the Russian forces in Syria Andrei Yermakov told reporters on September 7. | The exercise, which took place near the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, involved Mi-8 transport helicopters and Ka-52 attack helicopters from the VKS. The Syrian side used Mi-24 attack helicopters. The drills simulated combat conditions. | "T…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-09). Military Situation In Syria On September 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 23 times: 10 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On September 9, Russian warplanes attacked ISIS hideouts near Rasafah | On September 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Saraqib city | On September 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Mi…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-09). Russian Soldier Killed In Roadside Bomb Explosion In Syria's Homs. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 9, a Russian serviceman was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the Syria's Homs governorate. The explosion hit a convoy of the the Russian military police when it was checking the route for a humanitarian convoy."The Russian military police were reconnoitering a path of a humanitarian convoy in Syria's Homs province on September 9 when there was a roadside bomb explosion," the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported. | The soldier who was in the armored…

Jeff Halper (2021-09-09). New Opportunities For Progressives in an Evolving Middle East? counterpunch.org The American withdrawal from military intervention in Afghanistan continues a broader American as well as European disengagement from the Middle East. Greater US energy independence and a shift on the part of Europe to Russian oil, fatigue among Americans over their "endless wars" in the region, and a perceived need to "pivot" to the challenge

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-09). Atlantic to eastern flank: NATO's "biggest adaptation since the Cold War era" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com JSECS Road to Full Readiness Reaches Its Final Milestone As a result of its biggest adaptation since the Cold War era, NATO celebrated the foundation of a new full operational Headquarters in Ulm on September 8, 2021. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod D. Wolters, declared the Joint Support and Enabling Command's full readiness …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-09). Crimea: West plays Tatar card in "liberating the peninsula" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba slams Russia for going after innocent people over Crimea Platform disruption failure "There can be no other interpretations than to acknowledge that these raids and arrests are part of Russia's revenge for Ukraine's successful holding of the Crimea Platform summit….[T]hey are forcing innocent Crimean Tatars to pay the price, throwing them behind bars and …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-09). Russia's Northern Fleet Holds Drills In The Arctic To Exercise Protecting Northern Sea Route. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 9th, the Russian Northern Fleet began large-scale exercises in the Arctic zone with the participation of 8,000 servicemen, about 800 pieces of equipment and approximately 50 warships. | As part of the maneuvers, the defense of the Northern Sea Route will be worked out, the press service of the fleet told reporters. | "Up to 8 thousand servicemen, about 800 units of military and special equipment, including about 40 tanks, 460 armored combat vehicles, up to 24…

Staff (2021-09-09). US Supplanted by China as EU's Primary Trading Partner. orinocotribune.com China overtook the United States as the leading trading partner of the European Union (EU) in the second quarter of 2021, according to data published this Wednesday, September 8 by the EU statistical office Eurostat. | Between the first quarter of 2019 and the second of 2021, the percentage of imports from China to the EU increased by four points. | In the case of Switzerland, the share of imports grew in the same period by 0.7 percentage points, while there was a 3.4% fall in imports from the United Kingdom, followed by those from Russia, which suffered a decrease of 1.1%, and those from the United States, with…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-09). Lavrov Says Greater Idlib Agreement Was Not Fulfilled By Turkey As More Airstrikes Hit The Region (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On September 9, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants' positions in the…

Staff (2021-09-08). Noam Chomsky: The US-Led "War on Terror" Has Devastated Much of the World. truthout.org Twenty years ago this week, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, whose origins date back to 1979 when Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in the United States. Shortly thereafter, the administration of George W. Bush embarked on a "global war on terror": It invaded Afghanistan and, a year later, after having toppled the Taliban government, raised the specter of an "Axis of Evil" comprising Iraq, Iran and…

South Front (2021-09-08). Video: Russia's Aerospace Forces in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous669 (2021-09-08). Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Strongholds In Greater Idlib (Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | On September 8, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit militants' positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The airstrikes targeted the town of al-Bara in the southern Idlib countryside as well as the outskirt of the town of Ma'arrat Misrin in the eastern countryside of the governorate. Both towns are known to be strongholds of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sh…

_____ (2021-09-08). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads In The Wrong Direction. popularresistance.org On August 31, Joe Biden accepted the inevitable and announced the final departure of all open military personnel from Afghanistan. | Perhaps, the most important part of the speech had to do with the future, and here Biden was unequivocal: | "And here is the critical thing to understand: The world is changing. We're engaged in a serious competition with China. We're dealing with the challenges on multiple fronts with Russia. ….We have to shore up American competitiveness to meet these new challenges and the competition for the 21st century." | A major motivation for getting out of Afghanistan is to give the US a…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). U.S. missiles in Ukraine: Russia's latest red line. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The red line that is next to the red line over NATO expansion into former Warsaw Pact member states and NATO's war against Yugoslavia in 1999.And the red line over the U.S. and NATO taking over bases in the territory of Russia's Collective Security Treaty Organization allies Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the invasion of Afghanistan …

RobertAlvarez (2021-09-08). Did 9/11 Change Everything? ips-dc.org Twenty years ago, the United States sustained the first substantial attacks on the mainland since the War of 1812. It was a collective shock to all Americans who believed their country to be impregnable. The Cold War had produced the existential dread of a nuclear attack, but that always lurked in the realm of the maybe. On a day-to-day basis, Americans enjoyed the exceptional privilege of national security. No one would dare attack us for fear of massive retaliation. | Little did we imagine that someone would attack us in order to precipitate massive retaliation. | Osama bin Laden understood that American power…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). Biden-Zelensky deals include reviving Ukraine's nuclear status. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine intends to build NPPs, nuclear fuel production plant based on Skhidny Mining with U.S. support — MP The project for the development of nuclear energy worth $9.6 billion presented in the United States includes the construction of two power units of the Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant (NPP) and small modular reactors (SMRs), as well …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-08). Strange Death Of Putin's Potential Successor. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The head of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, who was said to be in a short list of possible successors of Vladimir Putin, died under strange circumstances. On September 8, Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, died when saving a person during the exercises. | This is the first case of death of a sitting minister of the Russian federal government. | According to official data provided by the department, Zinichev was checking the construction of a new fire station in the city of Norilsk in the no…

_____ (2021-09-08). The Eastern Economic Forum Accelerates a Grand Strategy of Win-Win Cooperation. strategic-culture.org One can only hope that wiser forces among the nations of the west (and those among the global south trying to foolishly operate within two opposing worlds) will recognize which future is worth living in, Matt Ehret writes. | The battle lines for the future of humanity were made explicitly clear during this week's President Putin set the tone of the event by noting: | "The strategic vector for the development of the Far East is tow…

_____ (2021-09-08). BRICS' Influence Grows as Three New Members Join the New Development Bank. strategic-culture.org By Paul ANTONOPOULOS | The New Development Bank (NDB) was created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in 2015. The BRICS bank, as it is more commonly known, invests mainly in developing economies in areas such as transportation, water and sanitation, clean energy, digital infrastructure, social infrastructure and urban development. On September 2, NDB President Marcos Troyjo announced that the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Bangladesh were the first members of the bank's expansion. | "New members will have in NDB a platform to foster their cooperation in infrastructure and sustainable deve…

Gabriel Kuhn (2021-09-08). Sápmi: Resisting Green Colonialism. counterpunch.org On June 23, a coalition of Sámi and environmentalist activists erected a protest camp in Nussir, the projected site of a gigantic copper mine in Sápmi, the traditional homeland of the Sámi people, northern Europe's indigenous inhabitants. Today, Sápmi is divided by the borders of four nation states: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. None of

Anonymous103 (2021-09-08). Coup In Guinea Favors US And Hurts Russian Interests In Africa. southfront.org Illustrative ImageSituation prevents Russian companies from operating in Guinea. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | A recent coup in Guinea has left the world surprised and unanswered about what is really happening in the region. The military overthrew the president and seized power after some controversies involving alleged attempts by the former leader to perpetuate himself in power. Regardless of political factors on the domestic scene…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-08). U.S. Congressmen, Georgian defense chief discuss "threats posed by Russia" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Juansher Burchuladze hosted a delegation of American congressmen The Minister of Defense hosted the members of the US Congress delegation visiting Georgia at the Ministry of Defense. Juansher Burchuladze thanked the congressmen for their visit, unwavering support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and exemplary strategic partnership…. [T]he congressmen received detailed information on…the process of …

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