2021-09-10: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Russian Sources Identified Service Member Killed In Syria, Shared Photos From Attack Scene. southfront.org Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Schneider. Source: t.me/milinfolive | The Russian service member who was killed in central Syria on September 9 has been identified by Russian sources as 45-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Schneider. | According to a

Mark Muhich (2021-09-10). Biden Nuclear Posture Review Must Examine Ballistic Missile Defense. counterpunch.org The Biden Administration begins its Nuclear Posture Review amidst growing threats of nuclear weapons conflict, described by many experts as more dangerous than the Cold War. The U.S. Department of Energy current budget for nuclear weapons is already double it Cold War budget. The NPR will lay out the course for future expansion of the

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-09-10). How Can America Wake Up From Its Post-9/11 Nightmare? counterpunch.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

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Belarus And Russia Hold Large-Scale Drills, As Putin And Lukashenko Agree On Integration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The "Zapad-2021" (West-2021) joint strategic exercise between Russia and Belarus began simultaneously at 14 military training grounds, the Russian Defense Ministry said. | The maneuvers are carried out at nine Russian training grounds — Kirilovsky, Strugi Krasnykh, Mulino, Pogonovo, Khmelevka, Pravdinsky, Dobrovolsky, Dorogobuzh and Volsky; | As well as at five Belarusian ones — Obuz-Lesnovsky, Brestsky, Chepelevo, Domanovsky and Ruzhansky. | The exercises t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Identifying China, Russia as threats, Finland reserves NATO option. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Government proposes 500 new jobs for Finnish Defence Forces The report describes Finland's defence environment as being "tense and difficult to predict." It emphasises the growing strategic importance of Finland's neighbouring Arctic areas and the perception of Northern European defence as a whole. The report furthermore points to intensified competition between the great powers affecting …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). U.S. embassy, Pentagon, EU, NATO: Azerbaijan to knock Russia, Iran out of European, Asian energy markets. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Advanced regional energy security symposium wraps up The Closing ceremony of the Advanced Regional Energy Security Symposium 2021 — Caucasus was held on September 10 by the Center of Excellence in EU Studies at ADA University in partnership with the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence, the Naval Postgraduate School, BP Azerbaijan, and State Oil …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). NATO Battlegroup: Latvian, Albanian defense chiefs discuss Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pabriks thanks Albania for its contribution in strengthening Latvia's defense Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks (For Development) has thanked Albania for its significant contribution to strengthening Latvia's defense by participating in the NATO Battlegroup in Latvia…. …Pabriks met with Albanian Minister of Defense Niko Peleshi to discuss security issues in the Western Balkans and NATO …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-10). Russia not to accept any change in JCPOA: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com Addressing his Iranian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow, like Tehran, does not accept any change in the JCPOA and demands full implementation of the agreement.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Ukrainian president: full-scale war with Russia (and Belarus) is likely. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zelensky admits possibility of full-scale war with Russia, but this would be tragic mistake for Moscow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the possibility of a full-scale war with Russia is likely. "If there is a powerful escalation on the part of Russia, this is the most terrible thing that could be. Unfortunately, there is …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 Completed, Expected To Begin Operation In October. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 10th, energy giant Gazprom announced that construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed."Chairman of the Management Committee Alexei Miller said that this morning at 8.45 Moscow time (05: 45 GMT) construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was fully completed," Gazprom wrote on messaging app Telegram. | Earlier it was reported that it is planned to start operation by the end of the year. | The pipeline was laid from Russia to Germany along the botto…

Staff (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 has finally been completed, Russia's Gazprom announces, despite US efforts to block major European gas pipeline. rt.com The final sections of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline have now been welded into place, Moscow's state energy giant Gazprom has revealed, bringing construction of the underwater link between Russia and Germany to an end. | In a statement issued on Friday, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Saint Petersburg-based energy giant, said that "at 8.45am this morning Moscow time, work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been completed." | Earlier this week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that the laying of pipes under the Baltic Sea would be "completed in a few days and (it) will begin working." Blo…

sputniknews (2021-09-10). Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Fully Completed. sputniknews.com The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a joint venture between Russia's Gazprom and five European partners, aims to carry Russian natural gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Finland to offer NATO 300,000-man army on Russia's border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Finland's new defense report spells out strategy for coming decade The government of Finland on Thursday approved and published a report on the strategic development of the country's defense capability in the next ten years. **** According to the report, the country's war-time defense forces count 280,000 people. A reform will divide the war-time forces …

Anonymous669 (2021-09-10). Russia To Export Modernized Air-Launched Bunker Buster Cruise Missile To Foreign Customer. southfront.org File image. | Russia will supply the first production batch of the advanced Kh-59MKM air-launched bunker buster cruise missile to its first foreign customer before the end of the year, a Russian military-diplomatic source told RIA Novosti on September 9. | "The first serial batch of the newest air-to-ground missiles Kh-59MKM will be delivered to a foreign customer by the end of this year. Final tests are underway. The missiles have unique characteristics in terms of their ability to penetrate the protection of various milit…

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…

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…

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

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

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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