The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-03-09

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mena, Syria, Turkey, North-Korea, Chemical-Weapons, Isis, Opinions, Abkhazia, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Tags in this brief: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, US Imperialism, Biden, Veterans, War-Criminal, Anti-Terrorism, Neo-Ottomanism, Syria, Terrorism, Turkey, War Crimes, North Korea, Iraq, USA, Amir Azarvan, Chemical Attack, Douma, False Flag, Hoax, International Relations, Nihilism, Philosophy, Soleimani, Trump, War, Afghanistan.

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ZAKHAROVA: US Refusal to Extend New START, Moves to Upgrade Nuclear Forces Increase Possibility of Their Use

Published 2020-03-09 23:25:32 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States seeks to provide new capabilities to its nuclear forces, which increases the possibility of their use, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Friday. “We would like to point out that Washington is not only upgrading its nuclear forces but also seeks to provide them with new capabilities, which significantly increases the possibility of their use. Particularly concerning are the United States’ moves to expand the range of low-powered weapons, including the development and deployment of munitions designed for strategic delivery vehicles,” she stated, TASS reported. “This clearly lowers the… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Military, Russia, US Imperialism


Veteran Confronts Biden for his Crimes as Top Vet Survey Reveals 44% Suicidal Thoughts Among Vets (VIDEO)

Published 2020-03-09 23:05:26 by Drago Bosnic in Afghanistan, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Nato, Politics, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) released a survey showing that 44 percent of respondents said they have thought about suicide since joining the military, with only 10 percent saying they had thought about it prior to military service. The top veteran advocacy organization’s 10th annual survey was issued over a three-week period in December and January to all IAVA member veterans and over 1,700 veterans responded, The Hill reported. Only 15 percent of those surveyed said the US is making progress on combating military and veteran suicide. Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they personally… Continue ->

Tags: Biden, US Imperialism, Veterans, War-Criminal


UN Envoy: Damascus Won’t Let Ankara Take Any Syrian Territory as Terrorists Violate Ceasefire Over 30 Times in Idlib

Published 2020-03-09 22:45:20 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS – Syria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari said that the Syrian government and the Syrian nation will not allow Turkey to split and annex any part of the Arab country’s embattled northwestern province of Idlib or any other Syrian territory. “I can confirm that Syrian leadership besides Syrian people will not allow [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan or anyone else to repeat in Idlib what happened in Alexandretta,” Jaafari stated in an exclusive interview with online newspaper El-Nashra on Saturday. In 1939, Turkey annexed the historically Syrian land of Alexandretta to its territory and renamed it as the province of… Continue ->

Tags: Anti-Terrorism, Neo-Ottomanism, Russia, Syria, Terrorism, Turkey, War Crimes


North Korea Launches Three Projectiles Into Sea of Japan

Published 2020-03-09 22:22:40 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, United-States

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PYONGYANG – North Korea has launched at least three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday citing the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). The ballistic missiles were launched from the eastern town of Sondok in North Korea’s southern Hamgyong Province, according to the JCS.  “Our military is monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” the JCS said, as quoted by Yonhap. Japan suspects that the launched rockets were ballistic missiles, Kyodo News reported. The “missiles” did not reach Japan’s exclusive economic zone, it said. The projectiles… Continue ->

Tags: Military, North Korea


US-Led Coalition Forces Withdraw from Base in Western Iraq

Published 2020-03-09 22:03:43 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, Iraq, Mena, Politics, United-States

 BAGHDAD – The US-led coalition has fully pulled out its forces from a base in the al-Anbar Province in western Iraq, security sources said on Monday amid increasing efforts by Baghdad to expel the United States military from the country. “All forces and equipment of the US-led coalition have withdrawn from a base in the Southern parts of al-Qaem,” the security source told the Arabic-language al-Soumeriyeh news website. He added that the US-led coalition forces were pulled out from a base near the al-Fousfat railway station in the southern parts of al-Qaem, 310km away from western Ramadi in al-Anbar near… Continue ->

Tags: Iraq, Military, USA


Nihilism and International Politics – Of False Flags and Staged Attacks

Published 2020-03-09 21:35:02 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Chemical-Weapons, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Opinions, Syria, United-States

By Amir Azarvan -Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College – [email protected]    From the sinking of the RMS Lusitania to the apparently staged chemical attack in Douma, humanity has witnessed a plethora of false – or, at minimum, highly dubious – pretexts for war.  Although I do not at all wish to imply that events like these do not predate the twentieth century, I suggest that it is not an inconsequential fact that earlier episodes are relatively sparse or absent from most published litanies of false pretexts.  This fact could be explained, of course, by certain changes that resulted… Continue ->

Tags: Amir Azarvan, Chemical Attack, Douma, False Flag, Hoax, International Relations, Nihilism, Philosophy, Soleimani, Trump, War


On Trump’s Nixonian “Peace With Honour” In Afghanistan

Published 2020-03-09 06:23:53 by Curwen Ares Rolinson in Abkhazia, Anglo-5, Cambodia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Politics, United-States, Vietnam

So over the past few days in Afghanistan, there’ve been more than six dozen Taliban attacks and the US has resumed airstrikes against them. Yet I seem to keep running across people hailing Trump as some kind of visionary diplomatic savant (as opposed to the *other* kind of savant) who’s scored some kind of history-diverting coup in securing a sort of ‘peace with honour’ deal in Afghanistan. “Peace with Honour”, now *there’s* a historically resonant phrase. Trump is often compared to Nixon, for reasons that should probably be obvious (although with the people making the comparisons generally forgetting that Nixon… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Geopolitics, Trump, US Imperialism, War


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