2020-01-02: Social Media Postees

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Assange and Manning: The Slow Execution of the Voices of Freedom
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning have exposed corrupt officials and criminal politicians | Assange and Manning are prisoners of conscience | How to free Assange and Manning? | Be the Voice of Assange and Manning in your community by any needs necessary. | ***…
globalresearch.ca/the-slow-execution-of-the-voices-of-freedom/5699292

More US Fuel on the Middle East Fire: Trump Orders New Troop Deployment to the Region
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
Trump began 2020 with a bang by authorizing more US combat troops to the Middle East. | It's already ablaze from endless US wars of aggression on nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | The new deployment is an ominous new year's beginning, …
globalresearch.ca/more-us-fuel-middle-east-fire-new-troop-deployment-region/5699325

Old Money and New Questions in AMLO's Mexico
Asad Ismi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
It's been nearly a year since the "leftist firebrand" Andrés Manuel López Obrrador (AMLO) took office as Mexican president, promising to end official corruption and state-linked violence, redistribute wealth to the poor and promote Indigenous rights. Shortly into his term, | …
globalresearch.ca/old-money-new-questions-amlo-mexico/5699296

Pentagon says Trump 'directed' assassination of Iran's Quds Force chief Soleimani to 'deter future Iranian attacks'
rt.com | 2020-01-03
US President Donald Trump has authorized a US military strike near Baghdad's airport which resulted in the death of Iran's Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, the Pentagon confirmed in a statement on Thursday. | "At the direction of the President, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani," the Pentagon said in a statement. | "This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and interests wherever they are around the world." | The Pentagon said…
rt.com/news/477354-pentagon-confirms-soleimani-killing/

Video: US Sanctions and the Caesar Act, Oil and Gas, Chemical Weapons, and the Syrian Response
Bouthaina Shaaban | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
The Caesar Act is one of the main topics discussed by the Media and Political Advisor in the Syrian Presidency Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban in a thorough must watch and learn from interview with Kamal Khalaf of Al-Mayadeen News channel. | Dr. …
globalresearch.ca/caesar-act-oil-gas-chemical-weapons-syrian-response/5699287

Turkish Lawmakers Authorize Sending Troops to Fight in Libya
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-03
The move to support current government in Tripoli is seen as a threat to regional security and is denounced by Greece, Israel and Cyprus.
truthdig.com/articles/turkish-lawmakers-authorize-sending-troops-to-fight-in-libya/

Policing, Facial Recognition and Targeting Privacy
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-03
The chances for those seeking a world of solitude are rapidly run out. A good case can be made that this has already happened. Aldous Huxley's Savage, made famous in Brave New World, is out of options, having lost to …
globalresearch.ca/indian-adventures-policing-facial-recognition-targeting-privacy/5699171

Democrat Julián Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-02
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, on Thursday ended his campaign that had pushed the field on immigration and swung hard at rivals on the debate stage but never found a foothold to climb from the back of the pack. | "I'm so proud of the campaign we've run together. We've shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people and given a voice to those who are often forgotten," Castro said in an online video. "But with only a month until the Iowa caucuses, and given…
truthdig.com/articles/democrat-julian-castro-drops-out-of-2020-presidential-race/

Death Toll Rises in India as Protests Against Modi's Citizenship Law Intensify
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
In India, the death toll amid the government's crackdown on widespread protests has risen to at least 27 people, and over 1,000 more have been arrested. The protests are against a controversial new citizenship law, which provides a path to Indian citizenship for undocumented immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim. Opponents of the law say it's a step toward the official marginalization of India's 200 million Muslims. Paramilitary and police forces we…
truthout.org/video/death-toll-rises-in-india-as-protests-against-modis-citizenship-law-intensify/

Death Toll Rises in India as Protests Against Modi Government's Citizenship Law Intensify
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
In India, the death toll amid the government's crackdown on widespread protests has risen to at least 27 people, and over 1,000 more have been arrested. The protests are against a controversial new citizenship law, which provides a path to Indian citizenship for undocumented immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan — unless they are Muslim. Opponents of the law say it's a step toward the official marginalization of India's 200 million Muslims. Paramilitary and police forces were deployed in response to the demonstrations in Muslim-majority districts in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi, and the intern…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/india_citizenship_law_protests_arrests_killings

Turkish Parliament Approves Bill to Deploy Military to Libya
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
The Turkish Parliament passed a bill on Thursday that approves the deployment of the country's armed forces to the North African nation of Libya in order to assist the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord troops in Tripoli. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | According to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Parliament passed the bill with a 325 -184 vote in favor of deploying the armed forces to Libya. | Due to the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkish-Parliament-Approves-Bill-to-Deploy-Military-to-Libya-20200102-0005.html

African Migrants in Egypt Face Increasingly Violent Racism
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
Sub-Saharan African migrants who flee war, violence, and poverty in their homelands face huge racial harassment and discrimination in Egypt, an Associated Press investigation revealed Thursday. | RELATED: | Libya Militias Divert EU Funds for Migrants, Exploit Them: Report | In Egypt's capital Cairo, reporters have been visiting migrant communities, where at least two dozen sub-Saharan Africans, including four children, recounted the racist insults, sexual harassment, and othe…
telesurenglish.net/news/African-Migrants-in-Egypt-Face-Increasingly-Violent-Racism-20200102-0016.html

US Border Militia Leader Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charge
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
United States leader of a far-right armed militia Larry Hopkins, 70, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges, prosecutors and a defense lawyer informed. | RELATED: | FBI Arrests Leader of Militia Stopping Migrants in New Mexico | A U.S. Attorneys' spokeswoman said that during a hearing in federal court in New Mexico, Hopkins had admitted to being in possession of nine firearms and ammunition for those weapons at the time of his arrest in April. | Hopkins, who has fou…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Border-Militia-Leader-Pleads-Guilty-to-Weapons-Charge-Faces-10-Years-in-Jail-20200102-0015.html

Austria Coalition Deal Includes Anti-Migrant Policies
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
A coalition deal between Austria's conservative People's Party (OVP) and the Greens will include banning headscarves and preventive custody for potentially "dangerous" migrants, several Austrian media reported Thursday. | RELATED: | Austrian Conservatives and Greens Reach Coalition Deal | The deal includes raising the age until which girls are banned from wearing…
telesurenglish.net/news/Austrian-Conservative-Green-Deal-Includes-Headscarf-Ban-Anti-Migrant-Policies-20200102-0013.html

Today's Concentration Camps Go by Many Names, But They're Still Open
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
"The use of concentration camps changes the world, but going forward, the most predictable outcome of their use is a world with more camps." | Today we use a lot of euphemisms: re-education camps, internment, work camps, prison camps, camps for internally displaced people. But before world war one, these prisons were known simply as concentration camps and they started in Cuba in the 1890s to control an uprising against the Spanish colonizers. Since then, concentration camps have proliferated across the globe, and have become the…
truthout.org/audio/the-global-history-of-concentration-camps/

"The Genocidal Regime Is Still in Power": Assad Forces Push into Idlib, Last Rebel Stronghold
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
The United Nations says a quarter of a million people have fled the Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib. Aid groups are now warning the offensive in Idlib could become the worst humanitarian crisis in the nine-year war in Syria. Nearly 200,000 Syrian civilians have fled toward the Turkish border as Syrian government ground troops advance into Idlib, the last major rebel-held territory, where about 3 million people live. Displaced civilians have sought refuge in several camps along the border, where they struggle with harsh winter conditions, flooding and mud due to hea…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/syria_idlib_offensive_russia_assad

Trump Regime Torture and Abuse of Chelsea Manning
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
In March 2019, Manning was imprisoned for invoking her constitutional right of silence. | She courageously refused to be part of the Trump regime's effort to frame and imprison Julian Assange longterm for the "crime" of truth-telling investigative journalism the way …
globalresearch.ca/trump-regime-torture-abuse-chelsea-manning/5699375

Sat. Jan. 4 National Day of Action U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
Answer Coalition | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
On Saturday, January 4 the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK and others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand: NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! …
globalresearch.ca/sat-jan-4-national-day-action-u-s-troops-out-iraq/5699273

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq
Medea Benjamin | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-02
Trump's effort to blame Iran for this crisis is simply a ploy to divert attention from his own bungled policy. In reality, the blame for the present crisis should be placed squarely on the doorstep of the White House itself.
mintpressnews.com/new-year-new-trump-foreign-policy-blunder-iraq/263821/

OPCW leaks expose 'criminal' Syria cover-up — and US media is silent
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-02
The US media continues to ignore one of 2019's top scandals: a cover-up inside the OPCW, the world's top chemical…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/02/opcw-leaks-expose-criminal-syria-cover-up-and-us-media-is-silent/

Top 20 The Grayzone stories of 2019: From Venezuela coup attempt to Russiagate delusions, information warfare to new cold war
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-02
2019 was a big year for The Grayzone. We traveled the world and broke many stories, exposing the empire's schemes…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/01/top-20-the-grayzone-stories-of-2019/

Canada, Israel and the UN Security Council
Hanna Kawas | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
Canadian activists have compiled a study of Canada's 2019 voting record at the United Nations on resolutions [see list below] that document and censure Israeli violations of international law. | There was much fanfare made about Canada's orphan "yes" vote at …
globalresearch.ca/canada-israel-un-security-council/5699389

China-UK stock trade scheme 'suspended' over Britain's stance on Hong Kong protests
rt.com | 2020-01-02
A financial scheme linking investors in London and Shanghai, and launched last year, has reportedly been put on pause by Beijing in response to what is perceived as British meddling in the ongoing Hong Kong protests. | The Shanghai-London Stock Connect allows certain companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange to issue depositary receipts on the other bourse. This offers international investors a backdoor access to the Chinese financial market, s…
rt.com/business/477302-shanghai-london-connect-suspended/

Could a New Civil War Erupt in Iraq as the US and Iran Vie for Influence?
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. ai…
truthout.org/video/could-a-new-civil-war-erupt-in-iraq-as-the-us-and-iran-vie-for-influence/

Could a "New Civil War" Erupt in Iraq as U.S. and Iran Fight for Influence in the Country?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. airstrikes came after an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday. The embassy withdr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/iraq_baghdad_u_s_embassy_protests

Iraq: America's Other "Longest War"
Thomas L. Knapp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
As the calendar prepared to flip from 2019 to 2020, protesters stormed the US embassy in Baghdad. As I write this, the action — a response to US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria which killed at least 25 and …
globalresearch.ca/iraq-america-other-longest-war/5699343

Could a "New Civil War" Erupt in Iraq as U.S. and Iran Fight for Influence in the Country?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-02
In Iraq, Iran-backed militia members withdrew from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Wednesday after being tear-gassed by American security forces. Their withdrawal ended a tense standoff that began Tuesday when militia members broke through the embassy's reception area chanting "Death to America" while thousands rallied outside to protest a slew of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that killed at least 24 members of the Iranian-backed militia Kata'ib Hezbollah. The U.S. airstrikes came after an American contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday. The embassy withdr…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/2/iraq_baghdad_u_s_embassy_protests

Shutter the Gigantic US Embassy in Iraq
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
This week, amid protests by people upset with United States intervention in Iraq, individuals forced their way into and damaged the US embassy compound in Baghdad. In response, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper declared on Tuesday that 750 …
globalresearch.ca/shutter-us-embassy-iraq/5699384

'New Strikes Against Pension Reform Are Ready', French Workers
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
The strike of French railway workers against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform proposal became one of the longest-running protests since it surpassed the 1986 demonstrations with 28 days. | RELATED: | France: Unions, Yellow Vests, Transporters Take to the Streets | Although this massive demonstration is gaining more and more strength, the president…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Strikes-Against-Pension-Reform-Are-Ready-French-Workers-20200102-0009.html

Chile: Mayor of Santiago City to Face Constitutional Accusation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
Chile's lawmaker of the Social Convergence party Gabriel Boric Thursday confirmed that a coalition of progressive parties will present a constitutional accusation against the Santiago Metropolitan Mayor Felipe Guevara who is one of the authorities responsible for the brutal repression that the Military Police has been performing against citizens at Dignity Square. | RELATED: | Chileans Ring In New Year With Large Protest Against Regime | "Guevara is politically responsible for som…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Mayor-of-Santiago-City-to-Face-Constitutional-Accusation-20200102-0001.html

'We can break America, but won't lead Iran to war' IRGC commander says after US embassy standoff
rt.com | 2020-01-02
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are not leading the country into a war with the US, but will not hesitate to wage one if forced to, the commander of the paramilitary service said amid a row over US embassy in Baghdad. | The US blames Tehran for orchestrating mass protests at the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, which involved a partial takeover of the massive compound. The protest was led by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militia group, in response to US airstrikes on its forces. Speaking on Thursday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was not moving towards an op…
rt.com/news/477311-iran-war-us-embassy/

'We can break America, but won't lead Iran to war' IRGC commander says after US embassy standoff
rt.com | 2020-01-02
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are not leading the country into a war with the US, but will not hesitate to wage one if forced to, the commander of the elite force said amid a row over US embassy in Baghdad. | The US blames Tehran for orchestrating mass protests at the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, which involved a partial takeover of the massive compound. The protest was led by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militia group, in response to US airstrikes on its forces. Speaking on Thursday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was not moving towards an open war wi…
rt.com/news/477311-iran-war-us-embassy/

Jan 4 Protest: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!
ANSWER | indybay.org | 2020-01-02
Powell and Market, San Francisco, Powell St BART Station.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/01/18829383.php

Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor's Delay of Israeli War Crimes Investigation
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in Palestine. But she has established an unnecessary and politically suspect condition to …
globalresearch.ca/palestinians-decry-icc-prosecutors-delay-israeli-war-crimes-investigation/5699367

Archbishop Atallah Hanna: The Palestinian Christian Leader Israel Loves to Hate
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-02
Archbishop Hanna has been on Israel's radar for many years, as his kind of leadership is problematic from the viewpoint of a hegemonic power that requires utter and absolute submission.
mintpressnews.com/archbishop-atallah-hanna-the-palestinian-christian-leader-israel-loves-to-hate/263812/

Archbishop Atallah Hanna: The Palestinian Christian Leader Israel Loves to Hate
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-02
Archbishop Hanna has been on Israel's radar for many years, as his kind of leadership is problematic from the viewpoint of a hegemonic power that requires utter and absolute submission.
mintpressnews.com/archbishop-atallah-hanna-the-palestinian-christian-leader-israel-loves-to-hate/263812/

Failure of Trump-Kim Dialogue: North Korea to Continue Developing Strategic Nuclear Weapons and Missiles
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
In remarks during Pyongyang's yearend Plenary Meeting, Kim Jong-un said his government will continue development of strategic weapons because of US hostility toward the country, adding he'll no longer be bound by an ICBM test moratorium. | Pyongyang's KCNA news agency …
globalresearch.ca/north-korea-continue-developing-strategic-nuclear-weapons-missiles/5699328

Public Rage in Baghdad over US Terror-Bombing Strikes
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
In response to last Sunday's terror-bombing strikes by Pentagon warplanes that killed over two dozen Kata'ib Hezbollah members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces, wounding many others, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi called what happened "a dangerous aggravation which endangers the …
globalresearch.ca/public-rage-baghdad-us-terror-bombing-strikes/5699279

Netanyahu Seeking Immunity from Prosecution?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-02
According to the Times of Israel, citing a Channel 13 report, Netanyahu "has made a final decision to ask the Knesset to grant him immunity from prosecution in three corruption cases and informed Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein in writing of …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-seeking-immunity-prosecution/5699275

IACHR Requests Precautionary Measures for Former Ecuadorean VP
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-02
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested Thursday precautionary measures in favor of former Vice President of Ecuador Jorge Glas, jailed since October 2017 after being sentenced to six years in prison as part of a case linked to the bribe plot of the Brazilian company Odebrecht which Glas denies to have taken part of. | RELATED: | Pabon: Fear and Persecution Can Hurt the Pillars of Democracy | Glas' attorney Fausto Jarrin announced it with a photograph that sho…
telesurenglish.net/news/iachr-asks-to-protect-the-life-and-integrity-of-jorge-glas-20200102-0021.html

The Devastation of the Australian Wildfires Almost Defies Belief
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-02
Ecologists at the University of Sydney estimate as many as half a billion animals have perished in the blaze, including entire species.
truthdig.com/articles/the-devastation-of-the-australian-wildfires-almost-defies-belief/

2020: Buckle Up for a Rough Ride
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
Here we are, saddle pals, heading into a new year, a new decade and a host of new elections nationwide. It would be wonderful to say it's going to be a great year ahead, but that would require some serious myopia on the challenges facing the nation and world. Realistically, it's going to be a…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/2020-buckle-up-for-a-rough-ride/

Should We Care How Many People LBJ Would Think are Poor Today?
Shawn Fremstad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, Richard Burkhauser and his coauthors argue that only 2.3 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2017, if we define poverty in the way they claim "President Johnson defined it." By comparison, the OECD put the US poverty rate at 17.8 percent using the…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/should-we-care-how-many-people-lbj-would-think-are-poor-today/

A More Perfect Union
Wim Laven | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
Current partisan politics frequently returns to questions and debates about the supreme law of the land–The Constitution–as it should, because two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump passed on December 18, 2019. This affirmed an ugly truth about Trump's illegitimate use of the office of the White House. Trump will go down in history for…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/a-more-perfect-union/

Kill GDP to Help Save the Planet
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
There's a problem with America's favorite statistic: GDP. It avoids pretty much everything that's actually, truly, really good for society, including the importance of robust ecology. Still, it's the biggest measure of what's happening with the economy and used around the world, even though horribly flawed. According to some forward thinkers, Gross Domestic Product (GDP),…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/kill-gdp-to-help-save-the-planet/

The Public Trust is Slipping Away
Brian Horejsi | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
A Happy New year to all. When the holidays come along traditionalists, and there are many of us in this country, view it as a time to celebrate what good fortune we've had and the lives we've been able to carve out for ourselves. Needless to say, the degree to which people participate, and the…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/the-public-trust-is-slipping-away/

Cuba's Revolutionary Origins: a Personal Reflection
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
Some time ago in another late December my partner in life commented that she liked beginnings in reference to the approaching new year. I became immediately aware that other traditions may have a calendar different from the Gregorian calendar and the beginning of their new year may take place at a different time. But the…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/cubas-revolutionary-origins-a-personal-reflection/

Should We Care How Many People LBJ Would Think are Poor Today?
Shawn Fremstad | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper, Richard Burkhauser and his coauthors argue that only 2.3 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2017, if we define poverty in the way they claim "President Johnson defined it." By comparison, the OECD put the US poverty rate at 17.8 percent using the…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/should-we-care-how-many-people-lbj-would-think-are-poor-today/

Hypersonic Putin and Gonzo Weaponry
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
Weapons of dazzling murderousness have always thrilled military industrial establishments. They make money; they add to the accounts; and they tickle the pride of States who manufacture them. From time to time, showy displays of restraint through arms limitation agreements are made. These can apply to either the offensive element of such weapons, or their…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/hypersonic-putin-and-gonzo-weaponry/

Our Nazis: the Gehlen Org
Gaither Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-02
In February 2019 Germany opened a brand new intelligence complex in the city of Berlin. The new headquarters of the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst or Federal Intelligence Service) occupies a huge space–by the way, much as STASI or State Security Service once did in East Berlin the former German Democratic Republic–and supposedly employs a total of over…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/02/our-nazis-the-gehlen-org/

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