The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-01-14

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States, Eurasia, Finance, South-Korea, Russia, Scotland, United-Kingdom, Canada, Syria, World, Congo, Egypt, Libya, Opinions, Turkey, Lebanon, Nato, News.

Tags in this brief: Ballistic Attacks, Iran, USA, South Korea, US Imperialism, Debt, Economy, Geopolitics, Russia, State Duma, Scotland, UK Imperialism, Mercenaries, State Sponsored Piracy, Terrorism, Video, African Union, Intervention, Rouhani, EOTS, IFF, PS-752, Texas, Erdogan, GNA, Haftar, LNA, Askary, Belt And Road Initiative, BRI, New Silk Road, Regime Change, Schiller Institute, Syria.

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Table of Contents


Report: US Lies About Damage from Iran’s Missile Attacks on American Bases

Published 2020-01-14 23:30:52 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States

TEHRAN/BAGHDAD – A report by a correspondent for Danish TV 2 who has interviewed Danish soldiers stationed at Ein Al-Assad in Iraq, which was the target of a retaliatory attack from Iran against US forces, shows that the damage done to the military base has been “much greater than American officials claim”. The report cites Danish sergeant John and other Danish soldiers as making the comment in an interview after the American base was targeted by Iran’s retaliatory attack over Washington’s assassination of Tehran’s top commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani. “Suddenly, the first wave came, that’s what I call it…. Continue ->

Tags: Ballistic Attacks, Iran, USA


President Moon: South Korea, US Far From Military Cost-Sharing Deal

Published 2020-01-14 23:06:56 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, South-Korea, United-States

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States and South Korea are set to hold yet another round of talks this week on how much each should pay toward the maintenance of American troops in the Asian country, South Korean President Moon Jae-in stated on Tuesday that their positions on the matter were still far apart despite certain progress in negotiations. “There is certain progress in negotiations between the US and South Korea, but the difference between positions is still big. South Korea believes that its share [of spending] has to be reasonable and fair, as per the current agreement. This… Continue ->

Tags: South Korea, US Imperialism


US Budget Deficit Tops $1 Trillion in 2019

Published 2020-01-14 22:46:55 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% in comparison to the same period a year ago, putting the United States on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. In its monthly budget report, the United States Department of the Treasury announced on Monday that the deficit from October through December totaled $356.6 billion, up from $318.9 billion for the same period last year, AP reported. Both government spending and revenues set records for the first three months of this budget year but spending rose… Continue ->

Tags: Debt, Economy, USA


Russian State Duma: ‘US Responsible for Tensions Leading to Ukrainian Plane Incident in Iran’

Published 2020-01-14 22:20:47 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Russian State Duma (parliament’s lower house) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin blamed the United States for the exacerbation of tensions in the Middle East that led to the launch of the Iranian missile at the passenger plane of the Ukraine International Airlines near Tehran. “The US-bred tensions certainly caused Iran and other countries in the region to alert their defenses. We have said more than once that all this results in soaring tensions and, consequently, to conflicts,” Volodin told the State Duma on Tuesday in response to a statement on this score by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) leader… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Iran, Russia, State Duma, USA


London Rejects Scotland’s Request for Second Independence Referendum

Published 2020-01-14 21:43:45 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Politics, Scotland, United-Kingdom

LONDON – United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected SNP (Scottish National Party) leader Nicola Sturgeon’s request for a second Scottish independence referendum, claiming it “would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade”. Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, is on record as saying that she wants to hold a second referendum later this year, believing that she has a mandate following the 2019 general election which saw her party win 48 of the 59 seats in Scotland, RT reported. However, in a letter to Sturgeon, published on social media on Tuesday, Johnson contended that… Continue ->

Tags: Scotland, UK Imperialism


How long will you stay complicit? A Question for UK, Canada, France, and Germany

Published 2020-01-14 18:40:36 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Canada, Headline-News, Syria, United-Kingdom, United-States

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How long will you stay complicit? How long can you continue tying your foreign policy to the US? The US is openly committing international piracy, the US is openly committing terrorism, the US is openly offering its soldiers for hire. Trump has no shame, he is shameless. Are you as shameless as Trump? 1. State Sponsored Piracy US President Trump has boasted that we’re staying for the oil, we’re keeping the oil, and Russia has documented that we are in fact smuggling oil out of Syria. And you can hear President Trump assert it over and over again. “… I… Continue ->

Tags: Mercenaries, State Sponsored Piracy, Terrorism, Video


LIBYA CRISIS: Egypt and Congo to consider direct military intervention against Turkish backed Muslim Brotherhood

Published 2020-01-14 18:19:27 by Joaquin Flores in World, Congo, Egypt, Headline-News, Libya, Mena

The African Union in responding to Turkey’s interventions in supporting militias in Libya and in Syria, is developing a concrete strategy to directly intervene militarily under the auspices of the AU. Senior diplomatic sources confirmed that a new impasse will confront Erdogan in Libya, especially after the meeting of the Libyan Crisis Committee in the Congo and the African Union. The sources said that the meeting of the African leaders who are members of the African Union committee, will discuss proposals to solve the Libyan crisis, including sending African peacekeepers in Libya, and it is known that the African leaders… Continue ->

Tags: African Union, Intervention


President Rouhani calls on Iranian Judiciary to Speed up Investigation of Downed Ukrainian Plane

Published 2020-01-14 18:07:33 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Mena

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani called on the Judiciary to make every effort to accelerate the investigation process of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was ‘unintentionally downed’ near Tehran last week.   “The Judiciary should establish a special court, headed by a senior judge and tens of experts, to investigate the plane incident,” Rouhani said on Tuesday on the sidelines of a domestic agricultural exhibition in Tehran. The president said, “Since the moment I realized the incident could have happened due to an unusaul reason, I made every effort to reduce the investigation time so that we… Continue ->

Tags: Rouhani


TEXAS: Iranian Flight Crash Facts Not Adding Up

Published 2020-01-14 13:04:40 by Russell Bentley in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, United-States

There remain a lot of unanswered questions and implausible explanations in the story of the Ukrainian airliner shot down near Tehran on January 8th, 2020. And while the Iranians have publicly and officially taken responsibility, there may be other reasons for them taking responsibility besides their actually having done it. I can think of several, and I will propose a few. But one thing I am certain of, with good reason – the “accident” story is bullshit, no matter who is telling it, and no matter why. They may have a good reason for telling it, but it’s a lie…. Continue ->

Tags: EOTS, IFF, PS-752, Texas


Military campaign pushes forward – Erdogan’s imperial ambitions threaten Libya

Published 2020-01-14 12:35:14 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Turkey

GEORGE ADES:  “We will teach the LNA of Libya a good lesson.”-Erdogan the “peacemaker” The statement from the Sultan came as General Haftar, leader of the LNA walked out of the “peace talks” in Moscow refusing to sign any treaty which allows Turkey to maintain a military presence in Libya. The LNA was on the verge of securing the last stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood regime, supported militarily by Turkey with both thousands of Syrian “moderate rebels” as well as heavy equipment when the idea of the “ceasefire” was put into effect with a sense of urgency that raises many questions…. Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, GNA, Haftar, LNA


Hussein Askary: The New Silk Road’s Advance Across the Middle East

Published 2020-01-14 03:18:22 by Matthew Ehret in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nato, News, Politics, Syria, United-Kingdom, United-States

Anyone looking at a map of the Belt and Road Initiative will notice that Syria, Iraq and Iran’s stability and active participation are vital for this world changing program to function. Anyone not realizing that this program of win-win cooperation is in direct anti-thesis to the neocon paradigm of “a clash of civlizations” would be blind to the very essence of world history and modern events. Recently, EIR Southwest Asia Coordinator Hussein Askary gave a powerful interview with Syria Times where he described the Anglo-Zionist forces whose dystopic vision for the Middle East and world at large has been disrupted… Continue ->

Tags: Askary, Belt And Road Initiative, BRI, New Silk Road, Regime Change, Schiller Institute, Syria


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