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    US hungry for regime change, nuclear weapons are excuse to attack – Pilger

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    Published on 12 Sep 2017
    Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells RT America
    that US is to blame for putting the world on the brink of nuclear war. The rest of
    the world is mostly alarmed by the US, not North Korea. Sanctions will never work
    in de-escalating the situation, he adds.
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    UN unanimously adopts tougher sanctions on North Korea

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    Published on 11 Sep 2017
    The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a new resolution,
    banning North Korea’s textile exports and capping its oil imports following Pyongyang’s
    sixth nuclear test conducted last week. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8mxp

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    Another interesting discussion....

    CrossTalk: Trump and His Generals



    Published on 13 Sep 2017
    Candidate Donald Trump ran on a campaign that not only questioned many foreign
    policy orthodoxies, but also lashed out against the neoconservative view of the
    world. Today the president is surrounded by men in uniform. Some are calling this
    a soft coup.
    CrossTalking with Michael O'Hanlon, Thomas Palley, and Patrick Henningsen.
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    The United States just opened a military base in Israel:

    Quote Associated Press | 19 Sep 2017 | by Yaniv Zohar

    BISLACH AIR BASE, Israel — Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system.

    The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy Iran's development of long-range missiles. Together with the U.S., Israel has developed a multilayered system of defenses against everything from long-range guided missile attacks from Iran to crude rockets fired from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.....(full article here)

    Quote .....It is located not far from a US military radar installation east of Dimona..... (from a Times of Israel article here)
    .....and we all know what's not at Dimona don't we, folks. Nothin' to see here. Move along.
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    This makes me sick.....

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    Meanwhile in Turkey

    This was Sur 2016:


    This is Sur now (March 2017):


    The destruction of towns and villages in the south-east of Turkey continues unabated. This is accompanied by the expulsion of the Kurdish Population.
    A UN report criticizes the ongoing systematic destruction of settlements and cities with a predominantly Kurdish population since 2015. He accuses Turkey of massive human rights violations: torture, violence, murder and expulsion. Around 355,000 people were displaced in the southeast. Through expropriations and urban changes such as in Diyarbakir-Sur, the government forces an ethnic, social, cultural and demographic change in the region.
    More than a third of the old town has already been demolished, the inhabitants are expelled. Satellite records show the extent of the destruction. A town inhabited for 4000 years with a specific culture goes under.
    The old town with its narrow streets, the many historic buildings, churches, mosques, tombs, bathhouses and fountains and the colorful multicultural hustle and bustle was a tourist attraction. In 1988, the old town was placed under the protection of the city walls, including 595 buildings.
    In 2012 the local government adopted a "Surici Conservation Plan", which was still supported by the Turkish government. She applied for the inclusion of the "fortress of Diyarbakir and the cultural landscape Hevsel Gardens" in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The joy was great among the population, but it did not last long.
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    There's a lot of rhetoric and posturing going on again particularly with Trump
    in the UN , and the situation is fluid as usual with to much going on to post
    everything.The Syria conflict may be slowing down but there is still plenty of flash
    points in the country....Especially the Kurdistan question ?

    End of Syrian Civil War within reach


    Published on 20 Sep 2017
    While all eyes are on the UN General Assembly, a Russian airstrike killed 850 militants
    in Syria. After a sideline meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the “serious work underway in Syria," RT
    America's Manila Chan reports.

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    850 jihadists killed as Russian jets help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76CtvNXxfxQ

    Published on 20 Sep 2017
    Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a
    de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants
    and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia’s General Staff reported.
    READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8npo

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    This is a pretty good summery of some of the events going on with Russia gate,
    North Korea and the Iran deal.


    Iran, ‘Rocket Man’ & the Russia gate crosshairs




    Published on 19 Sep 2017
    Former Congressman David Jolly and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz talk with Larry
    about reports of key White House lawyers being at odds with President Donald Trump’s
    private counsel over how to handle Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. They also discuss
    Trump’s bipartisan turn and immigration headache. Asia-expert Gordon Chang then
    discusses escalating tension around North Korea’s embattled regime. Foreign affairs
    correspondent Courtney Kealy discusses the likely fate of the Iran nuclear deal and
    Obama-era officials’ reported struggle to keep it intact.

    Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/

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    Kurds sacrificed enough for independence, Baghdad won’t stop the referendum
    - Iraqi Kurdistan PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj71sa0HsBs

    Published on 18 Sep 2017
    The war with ISIS in Iraq is drawing to a close, but the day after will be no easier.
    With Iraqi Kurdistan going for an independence referendum, Baghdad may not be
    eager to accept the vote. The already volatile situation in the Middle East might be
    destabilized even further by the establishment of a Kurdish region – or, perhaps,
    help stabilize it instead. Will the price of Kurdish independence be too high? We
    ask Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani.


    Kurdistan like Israel , Catalonia and many other ancient states that have come
    and gone over the centuries has now become a possibility , though the parent
    countries particularly Turkey , Iran , Syria and Iraq have never been keen....




    What you Need to Know about an Independent Kurdistan. (Independence Referendum 2017)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDlcJslnNqQ
    Published on 30 Aug 2017
    Here's what you need to know about the upcoming independence referendum in
    Iraqi Kurdistan, and the potential ramifications of an independent Kurdish country
    for the first time in history.I am not directly supporting or rejecting the concept of
    Kurdish nationalism and independence in this video, but facts are facts, and I'm not
    going to sugercoat anything. Let me know your thoughts on this potentially game-
    changing referendum and the future of the Kurdish people. Thanks for watching!


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    Tensions rise over Catalonia's bid for independence

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdgrutlgG50
    Published on 21 Sep 2017
    Tensions over Catalonia's upcoming independence referendum on Oct 1 are
    reaching boiling point as Spain has declared the vote 'illegal.'

    Historically Europe was made up of many smaller states that were affiliated to
    one empire or nation over the centuries. Obviously in all these disputes locals
    see it differently than the governing powers usually.

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    Kurdistan: An independent nation taking shape?



    Published on 22 Sep 2017
    Kurdish militias in Syria and Iraq are well-known for their role in the fight
    against ISIS. Now the Iraqi Kurds are making headlines for a different
    reason. RT America’s Joe Ricci explains.

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    Kurdish independence referendum: What impact on the region?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URUWkk0y3Y0

    Published on 20 Sep 2017
    France 24

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    'Selective approach': UNSC failed to investigate war crimes in Iraq – HRW

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiuPbs68bmQ
    Published on 23 Sep 2017
    Human Rights Watch has accused the UN Security Council of failing to investigate
    war crimes and rights abuses by anti-ISIS forces in Iraq. The group said it’s
    a “flawed and selective” approach that turns a blind eye to abuses that have
    plagued the country for decades.

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    Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

    5 hours ago
    From the section Middle East

    Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US
    President Donald Trump.The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range
    of 2,000 km (1,242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when the test took
    place.At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump criticised Iran's missile programme and the
    2015 nuclear deal with the country.

    On Friday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would increase its military
    power "as a deterrent".The Khoramshahr missile was first displayed at a military
    parade on Friday in Tehran. It is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Iranian
    media report.

    read more....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41371309

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    Breaking News: Iran tests new missile hours after unveiling it. #Breaking #Iran

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0Kt02U9i0

    Published on 23 Sep 2017..CNN

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    Boosting capabilities: Iran tests new ballistic missile

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaDpnGvWs44
    Published on 22 Sep 2017
    Iran tested a new ballistic missile in Tehran on Friday as President Hassan Rouhani
    stepped up pressure on the United States after promising to boost his country's
    missile capabilities, footage from Iran's state TV shows. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8nus
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    All things Catalonia:



    a good article from Florian Rötzer (translated from german):

    Quote Madrid is desperately trying to prevent the independence referendum in Catalonia

    The Catalan police are are now under the control of the Guardia Civil, the Mossas do not want to play, the Catalan government rejects the Intervention.
    A week before the planned independence referendum in Catalonia, Madrid is trying to prevent this with repression. The constitutional court has called the vote illegal, the prosecutor complains to parliamentarians, government representatives and mayors, who are campaigning for the referendum. The Spanish PP government has sometimes been threatened by violence, which has been suggested to use military forces even in emergency situations. Every effort is made to prevent the referendum.
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Rajoy repeated that the referendum will not take place. The government had already prevented it. No government can accept that the constitution and national sovereignty are liquefied.
    In parliament, Prime Minister Rajoy received no majority support for the hard-hitting action against the Catalan government and hundreds of mayors. Millions of election papers and posters for the referendum were confiscated. Civil servants were already being investigated by the Civil Guard, and high officials were arrested. The Fiscalia, the prosecutor's office, the Catalan police Mossos d'Esquadra, who had proved their worth in the attacks, now subordinated the Guardia Civil until 1 October.
    The head of the Mossos, Josep Lluís Trapero, said they would follow the instructions of the prosecutor's office, but they would follow their own responsibilities and not become part of the Spanish Ministry of the Interior. The Catalan government rejects the Mossas' imprisonment under the Civil Guard as the Catalan Minister of the Interior, Joaquim Forn, made clear.
    The Spanish newspaper El Pais draws attention to a survey, according to which 61 per cent of the Catalans do not believe that the referendum is regarded as valid internationally. However, 82% of the Catalans claim to clarify the question of independence through a valid referendum. This is clearly in contrast to the Spanish government, which wants to prevent a referendum under all circumstances.
    To this end, the action of the Catalan Supreme Court (TSJC), which on Saturday ordered the closure of three websites, which should register the vote for the referendum planned by the Catalan government. Also prohibited were all other sites and sites on Twitter and Co., which are supposed to do this on behalf of the Catalan government. This is monitored by the Guardia Civil, which gave the providers the necessary data for the blockade.
    (translated)

    links in spanish:
    https://politica.elpais.com/politica...30_427160.html
    http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica...eferendum.html
    http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica...rendum-1o.html
    https://elpais.com/ccaa/2017/09/23/c...26_220170.html
    http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica...rendum-1o.html

    And just to get this right:
    The Guardia Civil, sounds quite harmless, is Military Police. If they tell you to stop you stop, because if you don´t comply they just shoot you and whoever is with you without asking questions. That´s how they role.
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    Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next "Great" War



    Published on 22 Sep 2017
    SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24001

    In the early 20th century, the world’s dominant superpower looked warily on the rise
    of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British to contain the rise of
    Germany led inexorably to the First World War. Once again in the early 21st century,
    the world’s dominant superpower is looking warily on the rise of a competitor. Will the
    American Empire’s machinations to contain the rise of China lead to the Third World War?
    Or is the American/Chinese conflict another engineered conflict for the benefit of the few
    at the expense of the many? Join James Corbett as he presents "Echoes of World War I"
    to the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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    American collusion with ISIS: Russian satellite evidence shows US forces assisting terrorists in Syria


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    The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed.

    US Army special units provide free passage for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, the ministry said in a statement.

    "Facing no resistance of the ISIS militants, the SDF units are advancing along the left shore of the Euphrates towards Deir ez-Zor," the statement reads.

    "Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them," the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

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    Аэрофотосъемка районов дислокации ИГИЛ севернее г. Дейр-эз-Зор, где отчетливо видна техника спецназа США. Подробнее:http://s.mil.ru/2yyFCfO








    1:55 AM - 24 Sep 2017 58 replies 398 retweets 294 likes
    This could mean that the US military staff "feel absolutely safe" in the area which is held by the terrorists, the ministry of defense stated.

    All of the images were taken from September 8 to 12. The photos show several Cougar infantry mobility vehicles and Hummer armored vehicles of the US Army special forces, according to the Russian MoD data.

    Earlier in September, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov accused the SDF of collusion with ISIS terrorists.


    © Russian MoD

    "SDF militants work to the same objectives as IS terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between IS and the 'third force,' the SDF," Konashenkov said.

    The city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria was besieged by Islamic State in 2014. The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, broke a three-year blockade on the city in early September. The city's liberation enabled convoys to start delivering food, medicine, and other essentials to the city, which previously had to rely on airdrops.

    The liberation of Deir ez-Zor triggered a race between Syrian government forces and US-backed SDF militants. Both are holding separate operations in the area and are aiming to control the oil rich Deir ez-Zor province.
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    David and others have been pointing out the continuing agendas for decades....


    The Stunning Hypocrisy of Puppet Proxy 'Leaders' - The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast



    Published on 22 Sep 2017

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    Echoes of WWI: Q & A


    Published on 25 Sep 2017
    SHOW NOTES AND MP3 AUDIO: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24117
    James Corbett answers questions from the audience after delivering his presentation,
    "Echoes of WWI: China, the US and the Next 'Great' War" to the Open Mind Conference
    in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 16, 2017. Special thanks to the Open Mind
    Conference for hosting the presentation and GaiaTV.dk for producing the video.

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    Ron Paul Fears False Flag To Start New Korean War



    Published on 26 Sep 2017
    Dr. Ron Paul joins Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss the possibility of a new
    war with North Korea initiated by a false flag attack in which a US plane is shot
    down in Kim Jong-Un's name.

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    ISIS on brink of defeat in Syria as govt forces cross Euphrates



    Published on 27 Sep 2017
    Syrian government forces have driven out ISIS terrorists from the West Bank of the
    Euphrates river near Deir Ez-Zor. And after a series of losses, Islamic State seems to
    be on the brink of defeat in the country, with the Syrian army and Kurdish forces
    advancing on the terrorists on two fronts.

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    Iraqi Kurds decisively back independence in referendum



    Kurds took to the streets of Kirkuk on Monday to celebrate after voting in the referendum

    People living in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence for the
    Kurdistan Region in Monday's controversial referendum.The electoral commission said 92%
    of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds who cast their ballots supported secession.


    Read More....
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41419633

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    Kurdish ‘Threat’: Turkey & Iraq hold drills after Kurdish referendum passes successfully

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiSFIXt-C5Y

    Published on 26 Sep 2017
    Iraqi Kurds have voted in an independence referendum, despite opposition from
    both Baghdad and abroad. Baghdad sees the referendum as another source for
    destabilization of an already fragile state and doesn’t want to lose the oil-rich
    region.Turkey is conducting joint military drills with Iraq, and threatened to block
    an oil pipeline operated by the Kurds. RT discussed the Iraqi Kurdish referendum
    with Namo Abdulla from Rudaw, a Kurdistan media network, and former CIA officer
    Jack Rice.
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    Thousands forced to flee, airspace closed after munitions warehouse explodes in central Ukraine

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    Massive explosions and a blaze at a military ammunition depot in central Ukraine forced authorities to evacuate 24,000 people and close airspace over the region

    Over 1,000 rescue workers are battling a massive blaze at a military warehouse in Ukraine's Vinnytsia region, where over 20,000 people have been cleared as the explosions of munitions for multiple rocket launchers continue to threaten the lives of locals.

    According to reports, the depot is spread across 60 hectares and holds some 188,000 tons of ammunition including rockets to multiple launch systems, such as the 'Smerch', 'Uragan' and 'Grad'.

    Over 1,000 firefighters and dozens of rescue vehicles continue to battle the blaze.

    As a precaution, Ukrainian authorities have closed off the airspace within a 50 km radius of the city.

    At least two women have been injured in the blaze. They both sought medical help in the local hospital, the deputy head of Vinnytsia Region administration, Andrey Gizhko, said, as cited by 112 Ukraine TV.

    "Many houses have been destroyed, there are casualties," a local woman told 112 Ukraine, adding that many livestock have been killed in the incident.

    All traffic has been halted in several areas across Vinnytsia Region due to the incident, the Ukrainian emergency services say.

    Around 30,000 people were evacuated as of Monday morning, they added.

    The fire at a military depot in the town of Kalinovka started shortly before 10:00pm local time, resulting in the detonations, the interior ministry said.

    "Today, on September 26, at 21:50, the Kalinovskiy police department of the Vinnytsia region received a report of the detonation of ammunition on the territory of one of the military stations," authorities said in a Facebook post.


    © dsns.gov.ua


    © dsns.gov.ua

    Authorities have ordered police officers from the Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytsky regions to rush to the scene the statement added. Police cordoned off roads leading to Kalinovka and are now clearing residents of the town and surrounding villages as munitions continue to explode.


    Related:
    Ammunition depot explodes in Kiev-occupied Donetsk

    Largest munitions depot in Ukraine up in flames, nearly 20,000 evacuated

    Munitions warehouse explosion completely destroys town of Svatovo, Ukraine while Govt. does nothing

    Fire in ammunition warehouse with 3.5 tons of ammo causes huge blasts in Lugansk region of Ukraine

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    ... of course, when someone tracks where the $$ are coming and going:

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    Savchenko links armory fires to the arms trade

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    Translator's summary: Were the arms depots blown up to hide that the contents had been sold off? -- Quite different from the official blame on "Russian provocations."

    Savchenko linked the fire near Vinnitsa with the arms trade (+ VIDEO) | Russian Spring

    The deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Nadezhda Savchenko, believes that a fire in the ammunition depots near Vinnitsa could have been organized to hide Ukraine's links with the weapons trade.

    "We are talking about the following, we see a lot of warehouses in Ukraine, which have been blown up. How they are blown apart, an investigation will establish, but these warehouses have been getting emptied for a long time by the arms trade. Now that all these warehouses are exploding, we need to analyze what was in them," she said.

    In this context she recalled the report of the international human rights organization Amnesty International, which referred to Ukraine's involvement in the illegal supply of arms to Southern Sudan.

    "We ought not overlook at the fact that warehouses could be half empty, so they are destroyed," she added.

    SOTT Comment:
    Ukrainian authorities are calling it sabotage. But, if so, by whom? Some Ukrainians are offering up their speculations, and the culprit ain't Russia!
    The fire at the munition arsenal near Vinnytsia could have been organized by the Ukrainian authorities themselves, and not only to hide the theft of the army. This assumption was made in a conversation with a serviceman of the Dnieper Army, a volunteer from Odessa Igor Nemodruk.

    "My personal opinion - they undermined the warehouse themselves. And here are two motives. The first is arson in order to hide theft. The second motive of a higher level is the preparation of public opinion for the fact that they need to negotiate with the Donbass.

    Poroshenko did not achieve anything with his last trip. And in order to save himself, he needs to make some kind of non-standard move. To unleash a full-scale war is death for him. Leaving the situation like it is now - too, will not lead to anything good, because Saakashvili and the opposition are preparing to overthrow him.

    Therefore, it is entirely possible that he is now preparing such a move, which is, say, to negotiate with the republics of Donbass. And here it is convenient to say: see, our warehouses have exploded, there are no shells, let's agree on something quick.

    This explosion could also kill two birds with one stone - concealment of theft and preparation of public opinion for the fact that the war needs to end somehow," he summed up.
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    The New York Times...

    Russia Destroys Chemical Weapons, and Faults U.S. for Not Doing So
    By ANDREW HIGGINSSEPT. 27, 2017

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    Putin watches Russia destroy last batch of chemical weapons



    Published on 27 Sep 2017
    Russia destroys last batch of its chemical weapons stockpile,
    fulfilling its obligation under the convention on prohibition of
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    Russia destroys chemical weapons

    Published on 27 Sep 2017

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    Quote Posted by Hervé (here)
    Thousands forced to flee, airspace closed after munitions warehouse explodes in central Ukraine

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    [...]
    SOTT Comment:
    Ukrainian authorities are calling it sabotage. But, if so, by whom? Some Ukrainians are offering up their speculations, and the culprit ain't Russia!
    The fire at the munition arsenal near Vinnytsia could have been organized by the Ukrainian authorities themselves, and not only to hide the theft of the army. This assumption was made in a conversation with a serviceman of the Dnieper Army, a volunteer from Odessa Igor Nemodruk.

    "My personal opinion - they undermined the warehouse themselves. And here are two motives. The first is arson in order to hide theft. The second motive of a higher level is the preparation of public opinion for the fact that they need to negotiate with the Donbass.

    Poroshenko did not achieve anything with his last trip. And in order to save himself, he needs to make some kind of non-standard move. To unleash a full-scale war is death for him. Leaving the situation like it is now - too, will not lead to anything good, because Saakashvili and the opposition are preparing to overthrow him.

    Therefore, it is entirely possible that he is now preparing such a move, which is, say, to negotiate with the republics of Donbass. And here it is convenient to say: see, our warehouses have exploded, there are no shells, let's agree on something quick.

    This explosion could also kill two birds with one stone - concealment of theft and preparation of public opinion for the fact that the war needs to end somehow," he summed up.
    Update (Sept. 28): The following quote, from Ukraine's secretary of the Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, suggests that the two explanations above may not be too far off the mark:
    "The country has suffered the biggest blow to our fighting capacity since the start of the war."
    And the chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios "ruled out the possibility that the blast had been caused by foreign saboteurs". Looks like they haven't ruled out domestic saboteurs!
    Matios said investigators were looking into possible negligence, abuse of power, or sabotage by those who were authorized to handle the ammunition.
    So far the investigation has uncovered that the fire alarm wasn't working and security was understaffed. Sounds like Ukraine!
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    US still at war with North Korea, 1953 was just a truce - professor



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    US still at war with North Korea, 1953 was just a truce - professor Technically
    speaking, the US is still at war with North Korea, Paul Atwood, professor of
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    treaty was signed at the end of the Korean War in 1953, just an armistice. Given
    what has happened to Libya, Iraq and others, North Korea believes that its security
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    Propaganda rhetoric on both side....


    North Korean TV Says 'Millions Volunteer' To Join The Army | NBC News

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    Coroner Speaks Out On Otto Warmbier’s Death | NBC Nightly News

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    N Korea: 'Lunatic' Trump exploiting Otto Warmbier's death

    28 September 2017

    US President Donald Trump is an "old lunatic", exploiting the death of an
    American student who died after he was jailed in North Korea, Pyongyang says.

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    China to shut down North Korean companies
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    China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close
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    The modern international order centers on two basic principles – the sanctity
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    is particularly vexing and even dangerous. Will some 30 million Kurds ever have either?

    CrossTalking with Mohammad Marandi, Martin Jay, and Hiwa Osman.

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    'Hard to intimidate Kurds after ISIS' - Kurdish journalist on Iraq-Turkey joint drills

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    Catalan referendum: Catalonia has 'won right to statehood'

    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region
    has won the right to statehood following a contentious
    referendum that was marred by violence.He said the door
    had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence.

    Catalan officials later said 90% of those who voted backed
    independence in Sunday's vote. The turnout was 42.3%.
    Spain's constitutional court had declared the poll illegal and
    hundreds of people were injured as police used force to try to block voting.

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    Bloody clashes between police and Catalans have erupted as
    Sunday’s independence referendum is conducted in the region.
    Police have forcibly blocked citizens from casting their vote and
    have smashed their way into some polling stations, closing them down.

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    .Catalonia referendum: 'Spanish authorities are the criminals'

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    The Spanish region of Catalonia is voting in a referendum on independence that has
    faced serious opposition from the country’s central government. Spanish police
    have been accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown against those participating in
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    Catalan Referendum: "What happened today was unacceptable"

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    Published on 1 Oct 2017...France 24

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    Catalan referendum: what is happening in Barcelona?

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    Jonathan Rugman is in Barcelona to see what the reaction is to the referendum on
    Catalan independence. Violence has broken out between those wanting to vote face
    and the police trying to stop them. The Spanish government have said the vote is
    illegal, pro-referendum protesters have been camping out across the weekend at
    polling stations to ensure they stay open.

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    More than 800 people injured after clashing with police in Catalonia

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    Catalonia's defiant bid to hold a referendum on independence from Spain
    degenerated into ugly scenes of mayhem Sunday, with more than 800 people
    injured as riot police attacked peaceful protesters and unarmed civilians gathered
    to cast their ballots in a vote the government had banned as unconstitutional.
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    Catalan referendum: Spain region 'not seeking traumatic split'


    Carles Puigdemont appealed for international mediation to help solve the growing crisis

    Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a "traumatic" split with
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    He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid.

    Catalan officials say voters overwhelmingly backed secession. Madrid has warned it could
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    Catalonia referendum: Violence as police block voting- BBC News



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    Spain's constitutional court declared the Catalan referendum illegal and hundreds of
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    Mattis tells Congress Iran is complying with nuclear deal



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