Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

2020-01-23: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-23). 'Nazi Germany' comparison once again: Pakistan's Imran Khan resorts to strong rhetoric against PM Modi's India. rt.com PM Imran Khan has once again accused India's prime minister of leading the country down the same path Nazi Germany took, as the two states are polarized by their view of India's policy towards Kashmir and its new citizenship law. | Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Khan expressed his "fear" that Pakistan's nuclear-armed rival was following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler. | The latest developments in India bear a "striking resemblance to what happened in Nazi Germany," Khan told Foreign Policy, noting that in 1930-1934, Germany "went from a liberal democracy to a fascist, totalitaria…

RT (2020-01-23). Singapore confirms first case of deadly Chinese coronavirus — reports. rt.com The deadly coronavirus that has killed 17 people in China has spread to a seventh country, with health ministry officials in Singapore reportedly confirming its first case of the disease. | The island city-state joins Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and the United States in confirming cases of the illness which originated in China's Wuhan city. | A 66-year old man has tested positive for the virus in Singapore,

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

South Front (2020-01-23). Video: Russia's "Dead Hand" Command Missiles, Deterrent In The Event of a Crippling Nuclear Attack. globalresearch.ca The existing system of international relations and arms control treaties is slowly, but steadily crumbling. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is dead, with both Washington and Moscow publicly developing previously banned short-to-medium range missiles. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction …

Mandy Smithberger (2020-01-23). How the Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract. counterpunch.org Call it a colossal victory for a Pentagon that hasn't won a war in this century, but not for the rest of us. Congress only recently passed and the president approved one of the largest Pentagon budgets ever. It will surpass spending at the peaks of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. As last year ended,

sputniknews (2020-01-23). You Shall Not Pass! Russian Border City to Limit Access to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak. sputniknews.com The virus has also been registered in the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.

commondreams (2020-01-23). Doomsday Clock Changed: It Is Now 100 Seconds From Midnight — Twin Threats of Nuclear War, Climate Change Seen as Worsening. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-01-23). US Bombers With Nuclear Cruise Capability Deployed to Indian Ocean Amid Iran Tensions – Reports. sputniknews.com US officials announced earlier this month that the Pentagon would be sending six B-52H Stratofortress long-range bombers to Diego Garcia, a strategic British territory south of the Arabian Sea, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran over the assassination of a senior Iranian commander.

sputniknews (2020-01-23). Netanyahu Brands Iran 'The Most Anti-Semitic Regime in the World' at Holocaust Forum. sputniknews.com The prime minister, who is currently hosting the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week, has repeatedly compared the Islamic Republic to Nazi Germany in recent years over Tehran's alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-01-23). 'The Most Dangerous Situation That Humanity Has Ever Faced': Doomsday Clock Now 100 Seconds to Midnight. commondreams.org Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11954780051.jpg

yenisafak (2020-01-23). Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran 'most anti-Semitic regime'. yenisafak.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called Iran "the most antisemitic regime on the planet" during an address during a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem."I am concerned that we have yet to see a unified and resolute stance against the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet. A regime that openly seeks to develop nuclear weapons and annihilate the one and only Jewish state," Netanyahu told assembled world leaders."Israel salutes President Trump and Vice President Pence for confronting the tyrants of Tehran," he told the audience, which included Pence.

RT (2020-01-23). 'A landmark achievement': Pakistan test-launches new surface-to-surface ballistic missile (VIDEO). rt.com Pakistan has once again tested Ghaznavi, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can carry a range of warheads, including nuclear ones, with an operating range of 290 km. This is the missile's second successful launch. | The test was a part of field training exercises on both day and night combat readiness. Pakistani state media

Ulson Gunnar (2020-01-22). Washington Desperation Drives Nuclear Proliferation. globalresearch.ca A cornered animal is a dangerous animal. For the elite in Washington, with the terminal decline of their "American Century" and the global empire it built during it, they find themselves in a most unaccommodating corner and thus have become …

Peter Koenig (2020-01-21). Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal. dissidentvoice.org Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's — Germany, France, the UK — decided to go after Iran, to follow the US dictate again? The short answer is because they're cowards. They have zero backbone to stand up against the US hegemony, because they are afraid …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

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"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

Video: Russia's "Dead Hand" Command Missiles, Deterrent In The Event of a Crippling Nuclear Attack
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-23
The existing system of international relations and arms control treaties is slowly, but steadily crumbling. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is dead, with both Washington and Moscow publicly developing previously banned short-to-medium range missiles. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction …
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-real-life-doomsday-machine/5701454

How the Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract
Mandy Smithberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-23
Call it a colossal victory for a Pentagon that hasn't won a war in this century, but not for the rest of us. Congress only recently passed and the president approved one of the largest Pentagon budgets ever. It will surpass spending at the peaks of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. As last year ended,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/23/how-the-military-industrial-complex-gets-away-with-murder-in-contract-after-contract/

You Shall Not Pass! Russian Border City to Limit Access to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
The virus has also been registered in the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan.
sputniknews.com/world/202001231078113159-you-shall-not-pass-russian-border-city-to-limit-access-to-china-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

'A landmark achievement': Pakistan test-launches new surface-to-surface ballistic missile (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Pakistan has once again tested Ghaznavi, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can carry a range of warheads, including nuclear ones, with an operating range of 290 km. This is the missile's second successful launch. | The test was a part of field training exercises on both day and night combat readiness. Pakistani state media said the launch was witnessed by top military officials, and that its success demonstrated "a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the weapon system". President Arif Alvi…
rt.com/news/479002-pakistan-test-launch-ballistic-missile/

'Nazi Germany' comparison once again: Pakistan's Imran Khan resorts to strong rhetoric against PM Modi's India
rt.com | 2020-01-23
PM Imran Khan has once again accused India's prime minister of leading the country down the same path Nazi Germany took, as the two states are polarized by their view of India's policy towards Kashmir and its new citizenship law. | Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Khan expressed his "fear" that Pakistan's nuclear-armed rival was following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler. | The latest developments in India bear a "striking resemblance to what happened in Nazi Germany," Khan told Foreign Policy, noting that in 1930-1934, Germany "went from a liberal democracy to a fascist, totalitaria…
rt.com/news/478942-pakistan-khan-nazi-india/

'A landmark achievement': Pakistan test-launches new surface-to-surface ballistic missile (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Pakistan has once again tested Ghaznavi, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can carry a range of warheads, including nuclear ones, with an operating range of 290 km. This is the missile's second successful launch. | The test was a part of field training exercises on both day and night combat readiness. Pakistani state media said the launch was witnessed by top military officials, and that its success demonstrated "a very high standard of proficiency in handling and operating the weapon system". President Arif Alvi…
rt.com/news/479002-pakistan-test-launch-ballistic-missile/

US Bombers With Nuclear Cruise Capability Deployed to Indian Ocean Amid Iran Tensions – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
US officials announced earlier this month that the Pentagon would be sending six B-52H Stratofortress long-range bombers to Diego Garcia, a strategic British territory south of the Arabian Sea, amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran over the assassination of a senior Iranian commander.
sputniknews.com/military/202001231078113577-us-bombers-with-nuclear-cruise-capability-deployed-to-indian-ocean-amid-iran-tensions—reports/

Netanyahu Brands Iran 'The Most Anti-Semitic Regime in the World' at Holocaust Forum
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
The prime minister, who is currently hosting the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem this week, has repeatedly compared the Islamic Republic to Nazi Germany in recent years over Tehran's alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/202001231078115035-netanyahu-brands-iran-the-most-antisemitic-regime-in-the-world-at-holocaust-forum/

'The Most Dangerous Situation That Humanity Has Ever Faced': Doomsday Clock Now 100 Seconds to Midnight
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-23
Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11954780051.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/23/most-dangerous-situation-humanity-has-ever-faced-doomsday-clock-now-100-seconds?cd-origin=rss

Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran 'most anti-Semitic regime'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-23
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called Iran "the most antisemitic regime on the planet" during an address during a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem."I am concerned that we have yet to see a unified and resolute stance against the most anti-Semitic regime on the planet. A regime that openly seeks to develop nuclear weapons and annihilate the one and only Jewish state," Netanyahu told assembled world leaders."Israel salutes President Trump and Vice President Pence for confronting the tyrants of Tehran," he told the audience, which included Pence.
yenisafak.com/en/world/israels-netanyahu-calls-iran-most-anti-semitic-regime-3510318

Washington Desperation Drives Nuclear Proliferation
Ulson Gunnar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
A cornered animal is a dangerous animal. For the elite in Washington, with the terminal decline of their "American Century" and the global empire it built during it, they find themselves in a most unaccommodating corner and thus have become …
globalresearch.ca/washington-desperation-drives-nuclear-proliferation/5701352

Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's

Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's