2021-09-11: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Military Situation In Syria On September 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 10, three Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were wounded by an IED blast near the city of Idlib | On September 10, Russian Military Police carried out a patrol in the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood | On September 9, a Russian soldier was killed by an IED blast in the province of Homs, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense | On September 10, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Tal Tamar | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-11). Russian Airstrikes Hit Southern Greater Idlib Amid Talk Of Ground Operation (Photos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | On September 11, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a number of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist groups are known to be present and active. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of Kansafra, a town located in the southern countryside of Idlib. The town is an infamous stronghold of al-Qaeda-affilia…

TASS (2021-09-11). NATO lays blame at door of Ghani's government by accusing it, Lavrov says. tass.com Russian Foreign Minister pointed out that NATO should assess the situation in Afghanistan more comprehensively, impartially and self-critically…

Rainer Shea (2021-09-11). The Uyghur Narrative's Goal: Proxy Destabilization of Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Sep 4, 2021 | The events following the Afghanistan pullout are revealing the long-term goal of Washington's rhetorical focus on the Uyghurs during recent years: to manufacture consent for a new U.S.-backed jihadist movement within Afghanistan, one that can be used to strike against China like how the Mujahideen struck against the Soviet Union. | The conditions surrounding this new anti-communist Afghanistan proxy war differ from those of the previous one. China isn't stretched unsustainably thin, like the USSR was during the final decade of its existence. And China has no reason to get milit…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Number Of Russian "Black Hole" Submarines Deployed In Mediterranean Sea Reached New Record. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The number of non-nuclear submarines of the Russia has deployed five submarines in the Mediterranean Sea, known as "black holes" and serving as carriers of Kalibr cruise missiles."Currently, there are five Kalibr-PL cruise mis…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-11). NATO backs Poland in conflict with Belarus, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Poland ready to tackle 'provocations' as Russia-led drills start: defence minister Polish Defence Minister Mariusz B≈Çaszczak on Friday said Poland was working closely with its NATO allies to deter potential provocations during the Russian-led Zapad-2021 military exercises. **** The seven-day Russian-Belarusian war games, which kicked off on Friday, "are specifically oriented in the western strategic …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-11). Ukraine: U.S. congressional delegation briefed on "Russian aggression" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Bakanov, U.S. congressmen discuss threats facing Ukraine Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Ivan Bakanov and U.S. congressmen have discussed threats facing Ukraine…. "The current threats from Russia are now related to the conduct of the strategic Russian-Belarusian military exercises West 2021 on our border, attempts to destabilize the political situation in our …

WSWS (2021-09-11). Schools forced to close across Russia as COVID-19 spreads. wsws.org Russia's families are confronting a COVID-19 crisis in the country's schools, with a situation developing akin to that seen in the US over the last several weeks.

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-11). Ukraine is linchpin in new Intermarium project to drive Russia out of Europe, Caucasus — FM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kuleba: Ukraine actively shaping new architecture of regional, global security The Crimea Platform, initiated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, is a new tool for the formation of regional and global security…, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. **** "Our state is creating new alliances and actively forming a new architecture of global and regional …

sputniknews (2021-09-11). Moscow Has Documentary Evidence That US is Meddling in Russia's Election, Foreign Ministry Says. sputniknews.com The Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador John Sullivan on Friday over Washington's alleged efforts to interfere in Russia's upcoming parliamentary elections. The US Embassy claims Sullivan visited the Foreign Ministry building in Moscow to discuss the stabilisation of Russia-US relations.

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

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

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

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…

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.

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…

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). 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 …

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 …

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.

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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