2021-09-21: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-21). Australia, UK, And US Nuclear Submarine Announcement. popularresistance.org On September 15, US President Joe Biden, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new major strategic partnership to meet the "imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term." Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia. Such a decision is a fundamental policy reversal for the United States, which has in the past spared no effort to thwart the transfer of naval reactor technology by other countries,…

_____ (2021-09-21). Who Was Dag Hammarskjà∂ld? popularresistance.org Dag Hammarskjà∂ld set the standard for integrity and independence that all United Nations secretaries-general are judged against. He pioneered direct diplomacy by a secretary-general to defuse crises, and created U.N. peacekeeping. Hammarskjà∂ld forged an independence between the Cold War powers that upset both and may have led to his death 60 years ago on Saturday. | The son of a Swedish prime minister, Hammarskjà∂ld came from a privileged background, unlike the Socialist Trygve Lie, the first secretary-general. Hammarskjà∂ld became a lawyer, an economist, Sweden's finance minister and was a…

WSWS (2021-09-21). New York Times revels in remote-control assassination of Iranian scientist. wsws.org Last November's US-Israeli state murder of Iran's top nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was recognized at the time as a potential trigger for a catastrophic war in the Middle East.

Alex Bainbridge (2021-09-21). Socialist Alliance candidate, councillor, say 'no' to nuclear submarines. greenleft.org.au Queensland Senate candidate Renee Lees said Australia needs to be a 'productive partner' not a 'colonial bully' in the Asia Pacific region. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Kerry Smith (2021-09-21). Maritime and electrical trades unions stand against nuclear submarines. greenleft.org.au The Maritime Union of Australia and the Electrical Trades Union are opposed to the nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the United States and Britain. Kerry Smith reports.

WSWS (2021-09-21). Russian elections overshadowed by COVID-19 surge. wsws.org Parliamentary elections held this weekend were marked by an almost complete blackout of the social issues affecting the working class, above all, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). One Year On Since Nagorno-Karabakh War As Baku Prepares For New Combat. southfront.org Illustrative ImageRussian peacekeepers and the Collective Security Treaty Organization are the only security guarantors in the region. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | September 27, in a few days' time, will mark the first-year anniversary of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, a war that saw over 100,000 Armenians displaced from their historical homeland, with a final ethnic cleansing only prevented because of the November 10 ceasefire agreement enforced by Moscow that was furious after two of their military personnel were killed when Azerbaijan downed a Russian helicopter the day be…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). UK Comes Up With Third Russian Suspect In Skripal "Novichok Poisoning" Case Three Years Later. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Three years later and after the incident had all but fallen into obscurity, the UK charged in absentia a third Russian suspect with the "2018 Novichok murder attempt" of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. | In September 2018, British prosecutors charged two Russians, then identified by the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with conspiracy to murder Skripal and the attempted murder of Yulia and a British police officer, Nick Bailey. | Overall, the entire inci…

sputniknews (2021-09-21). United Russia Party Wins State Duma Elections With 49.82% of Votes. sputniknews.com According to the official results, five parties have managed to make it into the Russian parliament, these are United Russia, the Communist Party, A Just Russia, the Liberal Democrats, and New People.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). Washington And Kiev Start Provocative Drills On Russian Border. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe US continues to use Ukrainian soil as a base of military operations, generating unnecessary tensions in the region. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Despite its recent defeats in Central Asia and the Middle East, the US makes it clear that it will continue to maintain a strategy of global presence and ongoing tensions against its main geopolitical enemies. This week, US and Ukrainian troops began the first maneuvers in the new edition of the Rapid Trident, an annual military drill operated by the two countries in t…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-21). SAA Enters Another Town In Western Daraa, Despite Regular Attacks On Its Forces (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 21st, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), accompanied by the Russian Military Police, entered another town in the western Daraa countryside in order to launch the peaceful settlement of the conflict with former militants. | In early hours, SAA units entered the town of of Tal Shihab. The Russian Military Police will oversee the implementation of the reconciliation agreement. | After the local authorities joined the ceasefire agreement, a settlement center was established in a local schools, where dozens of militants have already passed the necessary procedures to settle their…

Staff (2021-09-20). North Korea wades into AUKUS row, blasts US for 'fueling nuclear arms race & backstabbing allies'. rt.com Pyongyang has condemned Washington for undermining regional stability and global power balance — and vowed retaliation if its divisive nuclear-powered submarine deal with Australia threatens its national security. | "This is a very controversial and dangerous move which undermines the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region and can trigger a nuclear arms race," the North Korean Foreign Ministry said in response to KCNA state news agency's question about the AUKUS deal. | The ministry claimed that while the United States routinely demonstrates double standards, the new administration is more "unpredi…

Prof. James Chin (2021-09-20). Why Is Southeast Asia So Concerned About AUKUS and Australia's Plans for Nuclear Submarines? asia-pacificresearch.com

Juan Cole (2021-09-20). Is US-Australia Nuclear Sub Deal a Proliferation Danger, and does it Justify Iran's Civilian Enrichment Program? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Alexander Ward and Quint Forgey at Politico raise a crucial question about the AUKUS alliance among the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia that involves providing Australia with nuclear submarines. Is it a form of proliferation and does it provide justification for Iran's civilian nuclear enrichment program? Nuclear submarines …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-20). China gives U.S. advice on how to preserve NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Excerpts from The Global Times. An aggressive military bloc with thirty full members and forty partners on all inhabited continents which has waged unprovoked wars on three of them is evidently no problem to China, Russia, the United Nations, etc. Just business as usual. US-France tussle over AUKUS upsetting NATO, EuropeBy Cui HongjianThe author is …

Editor (2021-09-20). Stop U.S. submarine warfare! workers.org The Biden administration's latest foreign policy step has sharpened U.S. imperialism's global conflict with the People's Republic of China. It must be opposed by all those who want to reverse a new version of the 20th century's Cold War and avert a global war. Biden made this move official with . . . |

Bertil Lintner (2021-09-20). US encircling China on multiple new Cold War fronts. asiatimes.com The Indo-Pacific's Cold War is heating up as the region splits ever more decisively into opposed camps with a loose alliance of US-led democratic powers on one side and authoritarian China and its aligned satellites on the other. And the first economic salvos of the contest launched by Donald Trump's trade war are becoming more …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-20). Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapons, and the New Cold War. libya360.wordpress.com Alan Macleod While the jury is still out on who committed the attacks against U.S. officials, or even whether there were any attacks at all, directed energy weapons certainly do exist. Havana Syndrome might be science fiction, but directed energy weapons are very much science fact. HAVANA — It started in 2016. U.S. officials in…

The Conversation (2021-09-20). Yes, Australia is buying a fleet of nuclear submarines. But the future of Electricity is Renewables, not Polluting Nuclear. juancole.com By Ian Lowe | — The federal government on Thursday announced a landmark defence pact with the United States and United Kingdom that involves this nation acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. The question of nuclear submarines in Australia has been bubbling along for some time — and with it, whether we should also develop a nuclear energy …

Winslow Wheeler (2021-09-20). Why the Nuclear Sub Deal Will End Badly for the Australians. counterpunch.org The Australians complained that the French deal was growing too uncertain as regards cost, schedule and pork (the amount of work done in Australia). Should they opt for the American sub option, their complaints on those measures are about to be multiplied. Virginia class SSNs today cost about $3 billion per copy; given the mods the Australians might need or be talked into, that number is going to go up; way up. US Navy level development and production delays are in a category of their own. American possessiveness of technology, production and other dimensions of pork is the same; multiply that for the nuclear cha…

Melvin Goodman (2021-09-20). Dangerous "War Scares" Of 1974, 1983, And 2021: What Needs To Be Done? counterpunch.org The United States over the past five decades has had dangerous experience with "war scares." This demands an assessment of options for reducing the possibility of a war scare that could result in an actual war, particularly in the nuclear age. U.S. and allied military exercises are particularly dangerous because military doctrine, particularly in communist states, argues that military exercises are an effective way of hiding an actual first strike operation.

Stuart Rees (2021-09-20). US nuclear submarines: a dangerous nonsense. greenleft.org.au Stuart Rees argues that the decision to own and operate United States nuclear submarines is dangerous nonsense.

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-20). The Real Crime That General Milley Exposed. counterpunch.org Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley stepped outside the realm of his constitutional power to prevent Donald Trump from starting nuclear war with China or Iran. It was definitely unconstitutional and probably illegal. But he's not the true villain in this story; the true villain is almost never mentioned in the press. Trump's advisors aren't

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-20). The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded. warisacrime.org In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war, climate change, and disease pandemics—without, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-20). Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Aliyev hails strategic partner Putin. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com On September 20, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a telephone call to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Emphasizing the successful development of relations between Azerbaijan and Russia based on strategic partnership in various fields, the heads of state discussed issues related to the prospects of cooperation.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-09-20). Patriarch Bartholomew Is a Proxy of US Interests Against Russia. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-09-20). 8 killed, 6 injured as shooter opens fire at uni in Perm, Russia; shocking footage shows students jumping from windows (VIDEOS). rt.com Eight people were confirmed killed, six injured in a shooting on the campus of a university in the Russian city of Perm. The perpetrator was apprehended. Terrified people were filmed escaping from a building through windows. | The incident happened at Perm State University, one of the oldest universities in the Urals. The school's social media on Monday morning alerted everyone who was on campus to leave if possible, or lock themselves inside a room. | Investigators said the shooting claimed eight lives and left six people injured. | A video published on social media apparently taken at the scene showed people…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-20). Eighteen killed, injured in shooting at Russian Uni. (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com Eight people were killed and ten others were seriously injured in the shooting at the state university in Perm, Russia, the investigative committee's spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, said on Monday.

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Aaron Maté (2021-09-20). With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictment. thegrayzone.com In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump's term in office was itself the product of fabrications involving Clinton's 2016 campaign. Although Sussmann faces just one count on a false statement charge, the 27-page charging document offers an expansive window into how the Russiagate …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-20). Ukrainian military chief: only NATO prevents "threat of a full-scale invasion" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Threat of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine remains — Nayev Russia's building up its military capabilities around Ukraine and holding offensive exercises shows that the threat of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine remains, Commander of the Joint Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev has said. "In view of Russia's build-up of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-20). Denmark: 60 years of NATO warplanes near Russia's border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Denmark's Contribution to 60 Years of NATO Air Policing …If the Danish government declared reinforced alert, the Command Tactical Air Force Denmark would come under operational control of the Commander of NATO's Northern Region…. When NATO nations decided to integrate their air defence forces in 1961, most nations transferred their quick reaction alert aircraft to …

Anonymous007 (2021-09-20). Russia Aware Of Kiev's Military Preparations, Hopes It Won't Turn To Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia knows about Kiev's military preparations, hopes that reason will prevail and that it will not come to hostilities, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko told reporters. | The conference of the Valdai Club "Russia and Uzbekistan facing the challenges of development and security at a new historical stage of interaction" is being held in Tashkent on September 20th, organized in partnership with the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of Uzbekist…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-20). Military Situation In Syria On September 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 30 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 11 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On September 19, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in Arab Hassan | On September 19, clashes between the SDF and Turkish-backed forces were reported north of Tal Tamar | On September 19, Russian warplanes attacked pos…

Aaron Maté (2021-09-20). With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now indicted. thegrayzone.com In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory. The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump's term in office was itself the product of fabrications involving Clinton's 2016 campaign. Although Sussmann faces just one count on a false statement charge, the 27-page charging document offers an expansive window into how the Russiagate scam …

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