Daily Archives: August 17, 2022

2022-08-17: News Headlines

Scorinoco (2022-08-17). How Russia Thwarted US Imperial Plans in Ukraine and Beyond. orinocotribune.com By Antonio Camacho Negrón — Aug 15, 2022 | After 1991, with the overthrow of the Soviet Union, Western countries were convinced that Russia was defeated. But in Ukraine and beyond, Moscow is winning—and the US and Europe are in marked decline. | History testifies, time and time again, that the United States and Europe have always viewed Russia as coveted prey, and more so as a powerful opponent to their expansionist pretensions. | Without a doubt, for various reasons that we will detail later, Russia has today become the top geopolitical-military threat to Western hegemonic aspirations. | Since 1904,…

Antiwar Dot Com (2022-08-17). Watch the 'Arming Ukraine' Film CBS Pulled After Gov't Pressure. towardfreedom.org The corporate network's cave-in followed a wave of outrage from the Ukraine lobby and pressure from the Pentagon, reports Antiwar.com.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-17). NATO's 2030 Strategic Concept Threatens To Destabilise The World. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageAtlantic Alliance will continue targeting Russia and China until at least 2030. | Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher | The new NATO 2030 Strategic Concept indicates a disturbing change in the Alliance's strategic orientation. As a result, provocations towards Moscow, as well as Beijing, are escalating, especially after the former was labelled by NATO as "the most significant and direct threat to Allies' security and to peace and stability in…

Staff (2022-08-17). Russian shakes up Black Sea fleet command. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russia's Black Sea fleet based in Crimea has installed a new commander after Russian military bases on the peninsula were rocked by explosions in the past nine days.

____ (2022-08-17). U.S. aims to provoke regional instability with Pelosi's Taiwan visit: Putin. ecns.cn U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan is part of a deliberate U.S. strategy to destabilize the situation in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

____ (2022-08-17). S Korea says DPRK fires 2 cruise missiles toward western waters. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two cruise missiles toward the western waters, South Korea's defense ministry said Wednesday.

Anonymous811 (2022-08-17). Russian Troops Took Control Of Vershina Near Bakhmut. southfront.org Wagner's warriors | On August 17, Russian-led forces took control of the village of Vershina. The gains were confirmed by the Headquarters of Territorial Defence of the Donetsk People's Republic. | So far, DPR and LPR troops, with the fire support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, liberated 268 settlements on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, including Vershina. | The first reports about the DPR control of the settlement came on August 14. The village of Vershina is located to…

Scorinoco (2022-08-17). Ukrainian Shelling of Zaporozhye Nuclear Site May Lead to Catastrophe, Says Technical Official. orinocotribune.com Kiev is flirting with disaster by shelling hydroelectric facility servicing the Zaporozhye nuclear plant, says a local official. | The shelling of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by Ukrainian forces risks a "nuclear catastrophe" at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Arseniy Zelensky, the Kakhovka facility's deputy director for reconstruction, told reporters on Saturday, August 13. | According to Zelensky, as quoted by Russian state media outlet TASS, Kakhovka is now operating in a "very dangerous" emergency mode. | The Kakhovka plant is located in Kherson region in southern Ukraine, which was seized by…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-17). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Slavyansk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 46th Airmobile Brigade near Belaya Krynytsya with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 28th AFU Motorised Infantry Brigade near Nikolaev with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Lozovoye with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Belogorka with high-precision missiles;…

WSWS (2022-08-17). Another Russian military base in Crimea rocked by major explosions. wsws.org As was the case in last week's incident, the Kremlin insists that the reason for the blasts were acts of "sabotage," refusing to acknowledge Ukrainian involvement.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-08-17). Exjefe paramilitar colombiano acepta cargos por asesinatos. telesurtv.net Según la Fiscalía, "Jorge 40", condenado en EE. UU., y llevado a Colombia desde 2020, fue responsable de 13 crímenes.

Staff (2022-08-17). VII Campeonato Nacional sub 23: Villa Clara y Las Tunas muy cerca de las semifinales. cubadebate.cu Los Leopardos de Villa Clara y los Leñadores de Las Tunas lograron victorias este martes y parece cuestión de tiempo su pase a semifinales, al dominar con facilidad sus respectivos grupos, cuando apenas le restan cuatro juegos al calendario clasificatorio de este VII Campeonato Nacional sub 23. En la jornada se firmaron un par de lechadas.

Anonymous103 (2022-08-17). Military Situation In Syria On August 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On August 17, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 5 times: 2 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 1 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 2 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On August 16, three SAA servicemen were killed by Turkish airstrikes in the Charqili village in west of Ain al-Arab city; | On August 16, Turkish drone reportedly attacked a target in the countryside of Qamishli city; | On August 16, a former Rebel commander was assassinated by un…

____ (2022-08-17). DPRK fires 2 cruise missiles toward western waters. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two cruise missiles toward the western waters, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday citing a military official.

Anonymous669 (2022-08-17). Israel Violated UN-Brokered Ceasefire In Southern Syria: Russian MoD. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: Israeli battle tank | An Israeli tank had crossed the border line in the Golan Heights and then defiantly aimed its gun at Syrian military positions, deputy head of Russia's Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria said on August 16. | Captain First Degree Yevgeny Gerasimov said that the Israeli move was a violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 3 , which was approved on 31 May 1974."At 13: 00 on August 15, the Israel Defense Forces tank left the Tell el-Faras Mountain…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-08-17). Iran negotiating team did their best to ensure Iran interest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russia's representative in Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal Mikhail Ulyanov said that Iranian diplomats did their best to ensure the interests of Iran in the talks.

____ (2022-08-17). VIDEO: 3 Iranian drones displayed at Russia's ARMY Expo 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Three sophisticated Iranian drones including an attack drone were showcased at Russia's International Military-Technical Forum ARMY 2022.

Malik Miah (2022-08-17). United States: FBI accuses Black political group of alleged links to Russia. greenleft.org.au African People's Socialist Party (APSP) leaders' homes and offices were violently raided by the United States Federal Bureau of Inestigation (FBI) on July 29, reports Malik Miah.

Staff (2022-08-17). Work in Vienna format on Iran nuke deal is at finish line. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Wed. that work on restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Vienna format is at the finish line, but not all issues have been closed yet.

____ (2022-08-17). The first Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Europe freight train departs. ecns.cn The first Beijing-Shijiazhuang-Europe freight train was dispatched from Beijing on Tuesday and will arrive in Nizhnekamsk, Russia after a transit at the Shijiazhuang International Land Port, according to China News Service.

Staff (2022-08-17). Russian diplomat says US delegation Taiwan visit provocative. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — The visit of a US Congress delegation to Taiwan is provocative and does not help to stabilize the situation in the region, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's economic cooperation department Dmitry Birichevsky said.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-16). Russian-Backed Officials Say Ukraine Launched Strikes on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. news.antiwar.com A Moscow-installed official in the Russian-controlled Ukrainian Oblast of Zaporizhzhia on Monday accused Ukraine of shelling the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) and areas around the plant, The official said that Ukraine launched 25 strikes using US-provided M777 howitzers that and that some hit the ZNPP and Energodar, the city where the facility is located. The claim hasn't been confirmed, but the ZNPP has been the site of frequent shelling over the past few weeks. | Ukraine has accused Russia of shelling the ZNPP,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). Russia is a Reliable Partner for Mali in All the Important Areas. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Danilov The recent successful tour of African countries by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visiting Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo, as well as the conclusion of important strategic agreements by Russia with several African countries, have had a strong resonance in the international community. Among Western leaders, these developments have caused great concern and…

Max Blumenthal (2022-08-16). Nicaragua's top health advisor on confronting Covid: "the way to face this was to keep working" thegrayzone.com Max Blumenthal interviews Sonia Castro, lead advisor to the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, on the Sandinista government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Castro explains why, despite heavy criticism, her government did not follow World Health Organization guidance to lock down the population and instead kept schools and businesses open. She also discusses her government's guidance to prescribe off-patent early treatments against Covid and its ongoing, Cuban and Russian-assisted national vaccination campaign. This interview was conducted in Managua in February …

____ (2022-08-16). VIDEO: Moment of destructing foreign forces' base in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 17 (MNA) — Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that foreign forces' base near "Zolochiv" in the "Kharkiv" region was targeted and over 100 militiamen from Poland and Germany were killed and more than people were injured.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). Finland and Sweden: Loss of Autonomy in Exchange for Illusory Protection. libya360.wordpress.com Military Review The Russian special operation in Ukraine, provoked by the actions of the West, has frightened some countries so much that they are ready to sacrifice their sovereignty in exchange for a false sense of security. Sweden and Finland, longtime "pacifists" in the turbulent sea of world politics, under pressure from the United States,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). Russian Patience With the War in Ukraine Is Not Endless as the West May Soon Learn. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill In March of this year Russian troops captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. It has been in Russian possession ever since, although the Ukrainian forces have made desperate attempts to recapture it. These attempts have included bombing and shelling of the site. To describe this and incredibly stupid is an understatement. The plant is…

Anonymous103 (2022-08-16). Political West Escalates Arms Deliveries To Kiev Regime. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageThe damage Western weapons cause cannot be underestimated, for as long as the Neo-Nazi junta has even a somewhat functioning military, NATO will continue supplying it. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | The political West is increasing "lethal aid" deliveries to the Kiev regime, while NATO Military-Industrial Complexes are using the conflict to heavily promote their products and make astronomical profits. Recently, the Pentagon announced that th…

T.J. Coles (2022-08-16). How Britain Fueled Ukraine's War Machine and Invited Direct Conflict with Russia. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2022-08-16). Military Situation In Ukraine On August 16, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck the AFU 72nd Motorized Infantry Brigade near Artemovsk with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck the AFU 46th Airmobile Brigade near Lozovoye with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Andreyevka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Soledar with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Zaitseve with high-precision missiles; | Russian air defense…

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-16). Explosions Hit Russian Arms Depot in Crimea, Moscow Blames 'Sabotage'. news.antiwar.com A blast "On the morning of August 16, as a result of an act of sabotage, a military warehouse near Dzhankoi was damaged," the Russian Defense Ministry said, A senior Ukrainian official speaking on t…

_____ (2022-08-16). Various Points On Ukraine And Media. popularresistance.org Today I learned that the anonymous 'Marinus' author of the Marine Corps Gazette piece is allegedly the retired General Karl Van Riper who is well know for spoiling the Millennium Challenge war game by applying realistic conditions. The guy is hated by the chairborne divisions in the Pentagon. BTW – a facsimile of the first part of Marine Gazette piece is available here. Another excellent Gazette piece on the Russian way of fighting from January 2022 is here. | Still another excellent paper I found through a link at Naked Capitalism is by Myrmikan Research which looks at the historic context of the war through the…

Anonymous765 (2022-08-16). Donbas Front Lines On Fire. southfront.org |

WSWS (2022-08-16). The German government's war tax: gas consumers to face huge cost rises. wsws.org The gas surcharge is a kind of war tax that Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) is using to pass on the costs of the Ukraine war, which the German government is uncompromisingly fuelling, to the population.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). China's Agenda: A Multipolar World Order with Shared Security and Prosperity. libya360.wordpress.com THE 'MAGNIFICENT' SEVEN RIDE AGAIN: (left to right) Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Fumio Kishida, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Mario Draghi, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz listen to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau on June 27 2022 This insightful article by CGTN reporter Zhou Jiaxin, first…

Pablo Dominguez (2022-08-16). Video: Sinjajevina, A Plateau in the Mountains of Montenegro which has become a Military Base for NATO. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-08-16). Federal judge rules senator must testify on Trump effort to overturn Georgia vote. wsws.org The investigation led by Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis has targeted dozens of Trump's accomplices, including Rudy Giuliani.

Staff (2022-08-16). Béisbol femenino: Cuba a un paso de alcanzar boleto mundialista. cubadebate.cu La selección femenina de béisbol de Cuba venció este martes a Nicaragua por la vía de la piedad, 12-2, en seis entradas, en la cuarta jornada del clasificatorio panamericano en la localidad de Macuto, estado venezolano de La Guaira, y se colocó a solo un paso de alcanzar uno de los cuatro cupos en disputa para el campeonato mundial.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-16). Estonia to Cancel Visas of More Than ,000 Russians. news.antiwar.com Estonia is set to close its border The ban will come into effect on August 18 and

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). Why is Amnesty International Finally Reporting on Kiev's War Crimes Months Later? libya360.wordpress.com Amnesty International has a long track record of selling lies to the public to help justify US military aggression both direct and by proxy all under the guise of "human rights" advocacy. Often when it is too late to reverse the damage done, Amnesty puts distance between itself and its lies to prepare for the…

Staff (2022-08-16). Syria air defense downs 2 missiles fired by Israeli regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles fired by Israeli fighter jets toward Syria's Tartus and Damascus, said the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2022-08-16). Russia in Africa: Connecting Continents with Soft Power. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-08-16). West purposefully destroys European security system. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — The collective West is purposefully destroying the European security system, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his address to participants and guests of the Moscow Conference on International Security.

Staff (2022-08-16). Russian army to receive S- 0 air defense systems. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — Russia's Defense Ministry and the Almaz-Antey defense manufacturer signed a contract on the delivery of the latest S- 0 air defense systems to the Russian troops.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-16). Iran-Russia military coop. developing with special dynamism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — The military cooperation between Russia and Iran is developing with a special dynamism, according to Russia's deputy defense minister Alexander Fomin on Tuesday.

____ (2022-08-16). International Military and Technical Forum ARMY 2022 opens in Russia. ecns.cn An opening ceremony for the International Military and Technical Forum 2022 and the International Army Games-2022 is held in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 15, 2022.

Staff (2022-08-16). Iran's response to EU constructive, ball in US' court. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (MNA) — Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's representative in Vienna talks on Iran nuclear deal considered Iran's response to the EU's proposed text constructive, saying that the ball is now in the US court.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-16). Sierra Leone: President Threatens Further Crackdown on Protesters after Security Forces Kill 21. libya360.wordpress.com Pavan Kulkarni Even as his own government's data shows record rise in consumer prices, President Julius Maad Bio described the protests against the soaring cost of living crisis as an insurrection and vowed to "crack down hard" An uneasy calm looms over Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and several other parts of the country after the curfew…

TeleSUR, SH (2022-08-16). Zarpa barco de la ONU con cereales desde Ucrania hacia àÅfrica. telesurtv.net Se trata del primer cargamento de ayuda alimentaria que sale de Ucrania tras la firma en julio de unos acuerdos entre Kiev y Moscú.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). Kiev Tacitly Admitted to Waging Nuclear Terrorism Against Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Andrew Korybko The only possible explanation for this shocking stance is that the West has become so desperate to stop Russia's slow but steady advance throughout the latest phase of the Ukrainian Conflict that its ideologically driven elite are literally willing to sacrifice their own people's lives and that of future generations in a last-ditch…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). China's Growing Military Might. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic What many in the West at first dismissed as a tantrum thrown by Beijing over the unauthorized visit of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan appears instead to be a carefully thought-out strategy designed to incrementally reassert Chinese sovereignty over the island territory. Beijing's ability to do this is underwritten…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). Ukraine: Why Inspectors Can't Reach the Zaporozhye Nuclear Plant. libya360.wordpress.com The UN doesn't want IAEA monitors to confirm Kiev was shelling the power plant, says local administration Members of the UN are blocking a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) so they can avoid confirming Kiev shelled the Russian-controlled facility, local official Vladimir Rogov told RT…

_____ (2022-08-15). Is the Ukrainian War on its Own People Now Over? journal-neo.org My former neighbour in the US wrote to me, tongue in cheek, a few days ago. "I was told the Ukrainian civil war is over and Russia won because the Azov Battalion was wiped out. There is a total media blackout in the US, and worse than that — so much disinformation before and how …

_____ (2022-08-15). Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan: Feedback from the Middle East. journal-neo.org The visit of US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan was met with bewilderment and wariness in the Middle East media. This is evidenced, in particular, by the headline comments on the subject: "Taiwan after Ukraine on the American chessboard", "Controversial visit", "Why provoke China?", etc. What is the use and point for …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Cold War Lessons from Vietnam for Today. libya360.wordpress.com Cynthia Chung In part one of this series, I discussed how a massive U.S. arms stockpile in Okinawa, Japan that was originally intended to be used for the planned American invasion of Japan was cancelled once the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. L. Fletcher Prouty, who served as Chief of Special Operations…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). Fighting the Sleep of Reason: Reporting, Class, Independence. libya360.wordpress.com *Tortilla Con Sal An increasingly large number of people now agree that information of all kinds in the countries of North America, Europe and their Pacific allies is deployed overwhelmingly to serve the interests of Western corporate oligarchs and the politicians who front for them. Outlets including news media and NGOs, academic and scientific journals…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-08-15). Guatemala: Consensus of Unity for Plurinationality. libya360.wordpress.com Ollantay Itzamná Reading of the Declaration of the Consensus of Unity for Plurinationality There is no doubt that the political left (political parties) and the socio-cultural left (most of the NGOs created by the revolutionary vanguards) are in a historic dilemma: either they commit themselves to the articulation of the Consensus for Plurinational Unity, or…

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