2021-09-23: News Headlines

Anonymous007 (2021-09-23). France Could "Cozy Up" With Russia Following Nuclear Submarine Debacle: National Interest. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | France could forge closer bonds with Russia in many fields, according to MSM outlet The National Interest is a premier outlet for all sorts of ridiculous and biased stories based, and this one is of little surprise. | France may move towards rapprochement with Russia after the creation of a new defense partnership AUKUS and the termination of a major contract for…

Sara Flounders (2021-09-22). Iran, Syria challenge U.S. sanctions with solidarity shipments to Lebanon. workers.org A delivery of tankers of diesel fuel from Iran and Syria to sanctioned Lebanon is a historic breakthrough with both immediate practical assistance, political solidarity and a direct challenge to the U.S. siege of the entire region. Iranian oil tankers greeted in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Sept. 16. The shipments, which . . . |

Editor (2021-09-22). The new Australia, UK, and U.S. nuclear submarine announcement: a terrible decision for the nonproliferation regime. mronline.org Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia.

Higinio Polo (2021-09-22). Submarinos nucleares en el Pacífico. globalizacion.ca El 15 de septiembre, el presidente Biden y los primeros ministros británico y australiano, Johnson y Morrison, anunciaron la creación del AUKUS (acrónimo de los tres países), un acuerdo de cooperación y defensa para la gran región que agrupa a…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-22). Clear Away the AUKUS Hype: The US and Australia Signed a Nuclear Arms Deal. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad US President Joe Biden, UK PM Boris Johnson, and Australia's high commissioner to the UK George Brandis, had met during the G7 meeting in Cornwall in June. The AUKUS which was announced on September 15, was deemed "a forever partnership" by Brandis. Photo: George Brandis/ Twitter The AUKUS despite being coined a security…

Suzanne James (2021-09-22). The political, economic and environmental implications of AUKUS. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government's surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-22). The revenge of white colonialism motivates the AUKUS alliance against China. mronline.org The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have formed an alliance called "AUKUS" to create, in the words of Australia PM Scott Morrison, "a partnership where our technology, our scientists, our industry, our defense forces are all working together to deliver a safer and more secure region that ultimately benefits all."

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-22). Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that. peoplesdispatch.org The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern…

WSWS (2021-09-22). Biden proclaims "new era" of human rights imperialism at UN. wsws.org As the White House presides over a massive nuclear buildup targeting China, Biden told the UN that America would rededicate itself to the preservation of "human rights" and "global cooperation."

sputniknews (2021-09-22). IRGC Chief: Iran No Longer Sees US as Threat – Report. sputniknews.com Iran has "built power" to confront the United States, Iranian Military Officer Hossein Salami said on Tuesday, in reference to the recent chaotic withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, Iranian media reported.

Staff (2021-09-22). US 'hegemony' has 'failed miserably' and sanctions amount to 'crime against humanity,' Iran's president says in fiery UN address. rt.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi condemned US "hegemony" in the Middle East, saying efforts to dominate the region had been a disastrous failure, and blasting its "criminal" sanctions on medical supplies during a speech to the UN. | In a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Raisi outlined major grievances with Washington while laying out a vision for his own country's foreign policy, arguing that the world had rejected the US' failed "hegemonic system." To underscore the point, he cited two major events this year that he said symbolized that failure. | "This year, two scenes ma…

Mary Dickson (2021-09-22). Nuclear Fallout Victims Need More Help. progressive.org Our government has never been forthcoming about what radioactive fallout did to the folks living under those clouds.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-22). BBC Submarine Drama Is The Anti-Russian Propaganda Machine In Action. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | The scene: a British nuclear submarine. A detective has been sent to investigate the death of a sailor. When she asks the Naval Commander why there needs to be so much secrecy, as Britain is not at war, he responds 'That is an illusion. We have always been at war'. | The series, entitled '

John Feffer (2021-09-22). Working for a Real Mad Man. fpif.org When he was trying to win the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon famously told his chief of staff that he wanted Communist leaders—in the Soviet Union, in North Vietnam—to think that the U.S. president was a mad man, that he was capable of doing pretty much anything up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. Fear of an unpredictable, erratic leader would bring the Communists to the negotiating table and render them more conciliatory. | Nixon's was, of course, a calculated craziness. "When the wind is southerly," Tricky Dick certainly could distinguish "a hawk from a handsaw," as Hamlet famously put it.

Raúl Zibechi (2021-09-22). Estados Unidos ya siente miedo ante China. globalizacion.ca El editor en jefe del Global Times, diario oficialista chino, Hu Xijin, escribe: "Solo podemos hablar con Estados Unidos con fuerza y acciones. (…) Mi conclusión es que la fuerte fuerza militar, especialmente la nuclear estratégica, ha hecho que Estados…

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2021-09-22: News Headlines

Sara Flounders (2021-09-22). Iran, Syria challenge U.S. sanctions with solidarity shipments to Lebanon. workers.org A delivery of tankers of diesel fuel from Iran and Syria to sanctioned Lebanon is a historic breakthrough with both immediate practical assistance, political solidarity and a direct challenge to the U.S. siege of the entire region. Iranian oil tankers greeted in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, Sept. 16. The shipments, which . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2021-09-22). Clear away the hype: the US and Australia signed a nuclear arms deal, simple as that. peoplesdispatch.org The AUKUS despite being coined a security partnership, is a nuclear arms deal aimed at increasing pressure against China and should be cause for concern…

Editor (2021-09-22). The new Australia, UK, and U.S. nuclear submarine announcement: a terrible decision for the nonproliferation regime. mronline.org Named AUKUS, the partnership was announced together with a bombshell decision: The United States and UK will transfer naval nuclear-propulsion technology to Australia.

Suzanne James (2021-09-22). The political, economic and environmental implications of AUKUS. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government's surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.

Higinio Polo (2021-09-22). Submarinos nucleares en el Pacífico. globalizacion.ca El 15 de septiembre, el presidente Biden y los primeros ministros británico y australiano, Johnson y Morrison, anunciaron la creación del AUKUS (acrónimo de los tres países), un acuerdo de cooperación y defensa para la gran región que agrupa a…

Danny Haiphong (2021-09-22). The revenge of white colonialism motivates the AUKUS alliance against China. mronline.org The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have formed an alliance called "AUKUS" to create, in the words of Australia PM Scott Morrison, "a partnership where our technology, our scientists, our industry, our defense forces are all working together to deliver a safer and more secure region that ultimately benefits all."

WSWS (2021-09-22). Biden proclaims "new era" of human rights imperialism at UN. wsws.org As the White House presides over a massive nuclear buildup targeting China, Biden told the UN that America would rededicate itself to the preservation of "human rights" and "global cooperation."

sputniknews (2021-09-22). IRGC Chief: Iran No Longer Sees US as Threat – Report. sputniknews.com Iran has "built power" to confront the United States, Iranian Military Officer Hossein Salami said on Tuesday, in reference to the recent chaotic withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, Iranian media reported.

Staff (2021-09-22). US 'hegemony' has 'failed miserably' and sanctions amount to 'crime against humanity,' Iran's president says in fiery UN address. rt.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi condemned US "hegemony" in the Middle East, saying efforts to dominate the region had been a disastrous failure, and blasting its "criminal" sanctions on medical supplies during a speech to the UN. | In a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Raisi outlined major grievances with Washington while laying out a vision for his own country's foreign policy, arguing that the world had rejected the US' failed "hegemonic system." To underscore the point, he cited two major events this year that he said symbolized that failure. | "This year, two scenes ma…

Mary Dickson (2021-09-22). Nuclear Fallout Victims Need More Help. progressive.org Our government has never been forthcoming about what radioactive fallout did to the folks living under those clouds.

John Feffer (2021-09-22). Working for a Real Mad Man. fpif.org When he was trying to win the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon famously told his chief of staff that he wanted Communist leaders—in the Soviet Union, in North Vietnam—to think that the U.S. president was a mad man, that he was capable of doing pretty much anything up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. Fear of an unpredictable, erratic leader would bring the Communists to the negotiating table and render them more conciliatory. | Nixon's was, of course, a calculated craziness. "When the wind is southerly," Tricky Dick certainly could distinguish "a hawk from a handsaw," as Hamlet famously put it.

Raúl Zibechi (2021-09-22). Estados Unidos ya siente miedo ante China. globalizacion.ca El editor en jefe del Global Times, diario oficialista chino, Hu Xijin, escribe: "Solo podemos hablar con Estados Unidos con fuerza y acciones. (…) Mi conclusión es que la fuerte fuerza militar, especialmente la nuclear estratégica, ha hecho que Estados…

_____ (2021-09-21). Why The Nuclear Sub Deal Will End Badly For The Australians. popularresistance.org Until we see a text, if any, of the executive agreement for the AUKUS thing-a-ma-gig, the only real meat of it seems to be the Australian purchase of nuclear US or UK subs rather than the "conventionally" (not really) powered French design. The more I look over the submarine alternatives for the Australians, the less sense their decision to go nuclear makes. | Australia has no nuclear power infrastructure; they will be dependent on the US or UK to provide same for any nuclear powered Australian attack subs. For Australia to develop same on their homeland just to support these subs would be cost-insane. | The cost…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-21). Joe Biden apprendista stregone nucleare. globalresearch.ca Il presidente Biden ha annunciato la nascita dell'Aukus, partenariato strategico-militare tra Stati Uniti, Gran Bretagna e Australia, con ´l'imperativo di assicurare la pace e stabilità a lungo termine nell'Indo-Pacifico ª, la regione che nella geopolitica di Washington si estende dalla costa …

_____ (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,…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-09-21). Iran stresses need for more active UNHCR role in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com Referring to Iran's hosting of millions of refugees, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized the need for a more active UNHCR role to address the critical humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

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.

Faisal Edroos (2021-09-21). Anti-war groups urge US Congress to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen. middleeasteye.net Anti-war groups urge US Congress to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen | More than 50 anti-war groups urge US lawmakers to use annual defence policy bill to end support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen | Tue, 09/21/2021 – 16: 18 | Fighters loyal to the Yemeni government man a position near the frontline facing Houthi rebels in Marib province on 13 May 2021 (AFP) | More than 50 anti…

Revolution Books (2021-09-21). Saturday 9/25: Heroism for Our Times-Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW: An Afternoon of Solidarity. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-21). India Seizes 3 Tons Of Heroin Allegedly Originating From Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On September 21st, Indian officials said they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion). | More than 2,988 kg of heroin was recovered in one of India's biggest such hauls to date. | According to DRI (Ahmedabad zone) officials, a consignment had been imported by Aashi Trading Company, a Vijaywada-based company, from Iran's Bandar Abbas Port to Mundra Port. The company had declared th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Report: Iran moves military to border in response to Azerbaijan-Turkey-Pakistan war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani war games appear to prompt Iran to move infantry to border Iran appears to have moved infantry divisions and rocket artillery to its northwestern border with Azerbaijan amid indignation in Tehran at military exercises performed by the self-styled "Three Brothers" — Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan -and attempts by Baku to hinder …

_____ (2021-09-21). Iran's Future Is Looking Dark. strategic-culture.org Washington considers that Iran is and always will be hostile to the U.S. and there is no indication whatever of desire to initiate discussions | The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, Najat Rochdi, is concerned about the crisis in the country and

MEE staff (2021-09-21). UN General Assembly 2021: Here's what world leaders said about the Middle East. middleeasteye.net UN General Assembly 2021: Here's what world leaders said about the Middle East | The annual general debate began on Tuesday with speeches from leaders of the US, Qatar, Turkey, Iran and Egypt | Tue, 09/21/2021 – 21: 25 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on 21 September 2021 in New York City (AFP) | World leaders returned to the annual United Natio…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-21). Erdogan at the UN: Azerbaijan used "right to self-defense" to bring stability to Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As the Three Brothers — Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan — intend to bring stability to the remainder of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Cyprus, Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, Crimea, the Donbass, Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, Xinjiang, Serbia, the Western Sahara, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Ethiopia, Yemen and elsewhere in the same …

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.

William J. Astore (2021-09-21). The US Military, Post-Afghanistan. counterpunch.org As my old service, the Air Force, clamors for new nuclear missiles and bombers, there's also the persistent quest for yet more fighter jets, including overpriced, distinctly underperforming ones like the F-35, the "Ferrari" of fighter planes according to the Air Force chief of staff. If the military gets all the F-35s it wants, add another $1.7 trillion to the cost of national "defense." At the same time, that service is seeking a new, "lower-cost" (but don't count on it) multirole fighter — what the F-35 was supposed to be once upon a time — even as it pursues the idea of a "6th-generation" fighter e…

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.

James O'Neill (2021-09-21). Morrison's Dangerous Fantasies Represent a Danger to Australia's Future. dissidentvoice.org Australia has just caused surprise among its friends, concern among its neighbours, and an overtly hostile reaction from the Chinese with its announcement that it was scrapping the submarine deal it had signed with France and replacing it with a scheme, cooked together with British and American allies, to buy 8 nuclear powered submarines. The …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-09-21). Joe Biden: Nuclear Sorcerer's Apprentice. globalresearch.ca

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