2021-12-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-12-03). South Korean Dictator Dies, Western Media Resurrects A Myth. popularresistance.org General Chun Doo Hwan was the corrupt military dictator that ruled Korea from 1979-1988, before handing off the presidency to his co-conspirator General Roh Tae Woo. Chun took power in a coup in 1979, and during his presidency he perpetrated the largest massacre of Korean civilians since the Korean war. He died on November 23rd, in pampered, sybaritic luxury, impenitent and arrogant to the very last breath. | Many western media outlets have written censorious, chest-beating accounts of his despotic governance and the massacres he perpetrated (here, here, here, and here)– something they rarely bothered to do when…

_____ (2021-12-02). Chun Doo-hwan's Case Ended with his Death. journal-neo.org On November 23, 2021, Chun Doo-hwan, the most popularly disliked former president of the Republic of Korea, passed away as President of the so-called Fifth Republic from 1980 to 1988. Born in 1931 to a poor peasant family, Chun Doo-hwan entered the military academy in 1951. At the academy, he became friends with Roh Tae-woo, …

Andy Kroll (2021-12-02). Countdown to World War III? tomdispatch.com When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington Post headline put it, typically enough: "China accelerates nuclear weapons expansion, seeks 1,000 warheads or more, Pentagon says." The media, however, largely ignored a far more significant claim in that same report: that China would be ready to conduct "intelligentized" wa…

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2021-12-02: News Headlines

Staff (2021-12-01). Minsk ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons. en.mehrnews.com Minsk will propose to Moscow to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus if similar NATO systems appear in Poland, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told.

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-01). Belarus warns of invasion under guise of NATO military exercises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Lukashenko concerned about possible attack under guise of NATO military exercises ==== If NATO deploys nuclear weapons on Belarus, Russia borders, Russia could base nuclear arms in Belarus: Lukashenko Amid doubling of NATO flights, Belarusian and Russian Sukhois jointly patrol Belarus border ==== In view of NATO military exercises in neighboring countries it is necessary …

WSWS (2021-12-01). The Man Who Paints Water Drops: Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul and the crisis of postwar art. wsws.org A documentary unveils the trauma and unresolved grief at the root of a renowned Korean artist's most famous work.

_____ (2021-12-01). NATO Parliamentarians Send Letter To Biden For No-First-Use Policies. popularresistance.org 34 current and former legislators from NATO countries sent a joint letter yesterday to United States President Biden encouraging him to adopt a policy of no-first-use (or sole purpose) of nuclear weapons in the current U.S. nuclear posture review, and to use the occasion of the 10th Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference in January 2022 to universalise this policy. | The call by the legislators contradicts recent reports that United States allies want the US government to retain the option of initiating nuclear war (first-use options). | "Let us state clearly that we do not believe that a first-use op…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-12-01). We're Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War. zcomm.org There are no checks or balances on this insane agenda. It's supported by all mainstream parties and all mainstream media outlets…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-01). Iran nuclear talks for sanctions removal to end this weekend. en.mehrnews.com US government officials on Wednesday claimed that ongoing nuclear talks in Austrian capital Vienna, aimed at removal of US anti-Iran sanctions, would end on Thursday or Friday.

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