2021-09-17: News Headlines

Brian Cloughley (2021-09-17). Railways and Pipelines are Preferable to Nuclear Submarines. counterpunch.org On September 16 the media carried the news that the US, Britain and Australia are banding together to increase pressure on China by arranging for Australia to buy and operate nuclear-powered submarines. Strategically, this is of little significance, and it will take years for the vessels to enter service, but the video conference involving President Biden and Prime

Staff (2021-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Resumes Deportation Flights to Haiti as 10,000 Haitian Asylum Seekers Cross Rio Grande, Haitian Prime Minister, Accused of Aiding President's Murder, Sacks Justice Minister, Federal Judge Bars Biden Administration's Use of Trump-Era Rule to Fast-Track Deportations, U.N. Warns Time Is Rapidly Running Out to Limit Global Heating to 1.5 Degrees Celsius, U.S. Reports 3,400 COVID Deaths in One Day; One-Quarter of ICU Beds Are At or Near Capacity, France, China Blast U.S.-U.K.-Australia Nuclear Partnership, Biden Calls for Corporations and Super Wealthy to Pay Fair Share of Taxes, Police Put Fence Around Capitol A…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-17). Australia To Host More U.S. Troops, Jointly Develop Missiles. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Australia announced plans to rotate more US troops on its soil and that it would cooperate with Washington on developing missiles. | Australia earlier announced a three-way alliance with the United States and Britain in which Canberra will acquire nuclear-powered submarines, enraging France whose own key contract for conventional submarines was scrapped. | Furthermore, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said he would visit the US and Australia will be "significantly enhancing" coo…

Staff (2021-09-17). China Accuses Australia, US, and UK of Undermining Peace (Nuclear Proliferation). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, September 16, China accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia of "undermining regional stability and peace" after signing the AUKUS pact. According to international media reports, the pact seeks to strengthen trilateral cooperation in advanced defense technologies, such as artificial intelligence, underwater systems, and long-distance surveillance. | Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian explained at a press conference, "This type of cooperation seriously undermines regional peace and stability as well as international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation." Lijian refe…

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-09-16). South Korea: Combating the COVID-19 Regime in Seoul One Step at a Time. globalresearch.ca

Sebastian Smith (2021-09-16). Australia gets N-powered subs in US, UK partnership. asiatimes.com The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of growing rivalry with China, including a new Australian nuclear submarine fleet and cruise missiles. The announcement of the alliance — made in a video meeting by President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and …

Staff (2021-09-16). Nuclear Energy Cameras Installed at Iran's Nuclear Sites under JCPOA Deactivated: AEOI Head. orinocotribune.com The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the cameras installed at the country's nuclear sites as part of the 2015 nuclear deal were deactivated due to the failure of the other parties to live up to their commitments. | Speaking to reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of a meeting of the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Mohammad Eslami said that under regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Safeguards Agreement, the agency's cameras record data at Iran's nuclear sites just like other sites across the world. | "In addition to the obli…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-09-16). Nuclear White Elephants: Australia's New Submarine Deal. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2021-09-16). 'Cruel and Callous': Biden Slammed for Resuming Deportations to Battered Haiti. commondreams.org If the GOP had the courage of the Senate Republicans in 1974, Milley never would have been in a position to worry that an American president might start a nuclear war just to hang on to power.

Anonymous007 (2021-09-16). Fair Competition? U.S. Ruins $90Bn Sale Of French Submarines To Australia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | France is upset that the United States and the UK will share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. | French President Emmanuel Macron's team was outraged at Biden's announcement, because it ruins an agreement for Australia to purchase French submarines."The American choice to exclude a European ally and partner such as France from a structuring partnership with Australia, at a time when we are facing unprecedented challenges in the Indo-Pacific region … shows a lack of coherence that…

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