Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

2020-09-10: News Headlines

Marshall Auerback (2020-09-10). Why Herd Immunity is a Distraction. counterpunch.org There has been a spectrum of actions taken by governments to address near-term prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The extremes have ranged from total lockdowns (e.g., Italy, Belgium and Spain); to legal enforcement of quarantines and contact tracing (e.g., Canada and Germany); to much lighter forms of restriction (e.g., Denmark and Norway); to even more minimal restrictions, but with extensive testing and tracing (e.g., Taiwan and South Korea). There have also been some clearly incompetent policies, notably in the United States, where the country's public health infrastructure has been eviscerated not just by…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-10). Power Balance in the East Mediterranean Is Changing as France Sends Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier. globalresearch.ca The delicate power balance in the East Mediterranean is changing dramatically and quickly as states begin to cooperate to contain and contract Turkish ambitions in the region. Turkey's drive to secure and control gas and oil supplies has seen its …

RT (2020-09-09). Pentagon awards Northrop Grumman contract to develop next-gen $85bn ICBM for nuclear triad upgrade. rt.com The Pentagon has handed arms manufacturer Northrop Grumman a colossal $13.3 billion contract to develop a new ICBM to replace the Minuteman III missile, part of a sweeping modernization effort to update the US' nuclear triad. | Northrop

sputniknews (2020-09-09). Iran Begins Construction on Advanced Centrifuge Production Hall Near Natanz Nuke Site. sputniknews.com Iran is constructing a production hall for advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges as a response to the recent fire meant to "sabotage" the country's development of the machines, according to Tuesday comments issued by the country's nuclear chief.

Michael Berkowitz (2020-09-08). 'Crash Landing on You': An axis of evolution. peoplesworld.org A romantic comedy about North Korea? The country that, if some are to be believed, wants to bomb us back to the stone age? Our supposed sworn enemies who have disrespectfully, if not inaccurately, referred to our president as a dotard?! What could one of the world's least developed nations have to offer in the …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-08). Iran building more advanced nuclear facilities in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 08 (MNA) — Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is constructing more advanced nuclear facilities within the Natanz Mountains.

yenisafak (2020-09-08). Iran building new production hall for centrifuges in mountains near Natanz. yenisafak.com Iran has begun to build a hall in "the heart of the mountains" near its Natanz nuclear site for the production of advanced centrifuges, Iran's nuclear chief said on Tuesday.It is meant to replace a production hall at the facility which was damaged by fire in July. Iran said at the time that the fire was the result of sabotage and had caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges."It was decided to establish a more modern, wider and more comprehensive hall in all dimensions in the heart of the mountain near Natanz. Of course, the work has begun," said Ali Akba…

sputniknews (2020-09-07). Trump Calls Bolton 'Jerk' for Discussing 'Love Letters' From North Korea's Kim With Press. sputniknews.com The publication of a tell-all book by the former Trump appointee came as a bombshell this summer, largely due to numerous claims made by its author, who repeatedly called his former boss unfit to be president.