2020-09-15: News Headlines

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-15). US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why? counterpunch.org Seventy years ago today, September 15, 1950, the U.S. Marine Corps won one of its greatest battles, landing at Inchon on the Korean coast, collapsing the North Korean lines, and enabling U.S. forces to regain the capital of Seoul, South Korea. General Douglas MacArthur conducted the operation over the objections of the Joint Chiefs, who feared that the operation would fail and that there were no reserves to take the place of the Marines who would be lost.

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

No Nukes Action (2020-09-15). On Tenth Year Of Fukushima, The Olympics & The Resignation Of Abe. indybay.org No Nukes Action hosts a panel with anti-nuclear activists, unionists and a journalist in Japan about the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Olympics and the resignation of Abe. It also presents a new videos from Fukushima tens years after the meltdowns.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). Iran reiterates concern on Saudis' secret nuclear activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Iran has once again expressed its concerns over the "non-transparent" nuclear activities of Saudi Arabia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-15). All countries must take all possible measures to save JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) — Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres called on countries to take all possible measures to safeguard Iran's nuclear deal entitled "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA".

Binoy Kampmark (2020-09-15). Power Politics and Imperial Gambles. counterpunch.org In grand power politics, there are only national interests, not friendships. This is a point often missed on Australia's dedicated Americanophiles. Faith is put in such untestable propositions as extended nuclear deterrence. Faith is also unqualified. Foreign conflicts with US forces are bound to see the company, albeit small, of Australian contingents. When it comes

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-14). 'All the Time' to go on screen at Busan Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 14 (MNA) — Iranian short film, 'All the Time' directed by Shadi Karamroudi, has been accepted into the competition program of the 25th edition of Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

_____ (2020-09-13). The Historic Clash of Two Opposing Geopolitical Paradigms. strategic-culture.org Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti colonialism throughout the past 260 years, today's America appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. | Such is the image projected by Mike Pompeo's ranting anti-China attacks or the relentless demonization of Russia sweeping across mainstream media ever day- both nations who have repeatedly called for cooperation and friendship with the USA. If it were simply belligerent words then we could brush off these childish attacks as mere foolish rhetoric…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). 1,044 centrifuges enriching uranium in Fordow: AEOI chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on Sunday said that 1,044 centrifuges are enriching uranium in Fordow Nuclear Facility.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). S.Korea eases social distancing for two weeks ahead of major holiday. yenisafak.com The government has lifted a ban on onsite dining after 9 p.m. though still requires restaurants and cafes to restrict seating and record patrons' names and contact details.While leisure facilities such as gyms and internet cafes are also allowed to reopen, under so-called phase two restrictions, indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people and outdoor gatherings to 100, while spectators are banned from sporting events.Health authorities said the easing would contribute toward a reopening of the economy, before returning to tougher guidelines for two weeks again from Sept. 28 during the Chuseok holiday."After a comp…

_____ (2020-09-12). Saudi Arabia's Mysterious Coronavirus Survival Abilities. strategic-culture.org Since the very onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, economists and the media have been warning the public about the damaging effects that quarantine would and is having on the financial world. The yearly "growth" that we would normally expect was negative for many nations, especially in the West. However, the most interesting tale of economic survival in 2020 would have to be Saudi Arabia. Logically and statistically their country should look like North Korea in the 90's and yet all things are quiet on the Arab front. How could this possibly be? Let's take a look at this peculiar paradox and see what is in store fo…

RT (2020-09-12). 'More intimidating than a nuke': Chinese media heap praise on Russia's highly advanced Avangard missile system. rt.com Russia's Avangard missile system is a "masterpiece of the Russian Army" and a "more intimidating weapon than a nuclear bomb," according to Sina, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language websites. | As a hypersonic missile, the Avangard is capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, making it "absolutely invulnerable to any air or missile defense system," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He also noted that Russia is the only country in the world with hypersonic weapons, meaning other countries are "playing catch-up." | Sina highlighted Russia's superiority in the development of hypersonic…

sputniknews (2020-09-12). September Mood: Top 5 OSTs From K-Dramas for the Beginning of Autumn. sputniknews.com South Korean music is not only K-pop, as soundtracks for K-dramas are also worthy of attention to some. Here is a little list to get in the mood for the upcoming change of seasons to autumn.

Howie Hawkins (2020-09-11). Reject Militarism on the Anniversary of 9/11. dissidentvoice.org Nineteen years after more than 3,000 people were killed on 9/11, there remains a bipartisan commitment to fight an endless "war on terrorism," instigate regime change coups, increase military spending, enhance US nuclear weapons, deport undocumented residents, curtail civil liberties, and militarize the police. The September 11, 2001 attacks on the US have obscured "The …