Daily Archives: December 11, 2021

2021-12-11: News Headlines

Seth Galinsky (2021-12-11). End US sanctions on North Korea! US troops out of Korean Peninsula! themilitant.com Washington is committed to "utilizing the full range of U.S. defense capabilities, including nuclear" to "deter" North Korea, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated after his Dec. 2 meeting in Seoul with South Korean military officials to discuss "updating" military options against North Korea. | Washington — the only government to ever use nuclear weapons — paints the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a threat to world peace. But the U.S. rulers themselves keep some 28,500 troops in South Korea and carry out provocative joint war games with the South Korean military. They frequently send nuclea…

WSWS (2021-12-11). Schools emerge as new hotbed for COVID-19 infection in South Korea. wsws.org The lifting of all serious social distancing measures has led to an explosion of new COVID-19 cases, which is now beginning to overwhelm the medical system.

John Feffer (2021-12-11). South Korea's Green New Deal: Myths versus Realities. zcomm.org There's one place in the world where the Green New Deal is a policy reality. But is it living up to its hype?>

Eve Ottenberg (2021-12-11). Western Militaries on the Doorsteps of Russia and China. zcomm.org Wild-eyed speculation about the Kremlin's intentions has so far run aground on Russia's apparent reluctance to engage in a shooting war that could spiral into a full-on nuclear holocaust…

_____ (2021-12-10). A Pause in the Talks between the US and North Korea Continues. journal-neo.org Since the failure of February 2019's summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, relations between the US and North Korea have been put on hold, with no active dialogue, but no nuclear crisis or military stand-off. On the one hand, Pyongyang has avoided any talks on the question of denuclearization. On the other hand, it is …

_____ (2021-12-10). Ten Problems With Biden's Foreign Policy — And One Solution. popularresistance.org By and large, Biden's foreign policy already seems stuck in the militarist quagmire of the past twenty years, a far cry from his campaign promise to reinvigorate diplomacy as the primary tool of U.S. foreign policy. | In this respect, Biden is following in the footsteps of Obama and Trump, who both promised fresh approaches to foreign policy but for the most part delivered more endless war. | By the end of his second term, Obama did have two significant diplomatic achievements with the signing of the Iran nuclear deal and normalization of relations with Cuba. So progressive Americans who voted for Biden had some…

Ariel Gold, Medea Benjamin (2021-12-10). Israel Pushes Hardline in Iran Nuclear Talks. dissidentvoice.org After a 5-month hiatus, indirect negotiations between the U.S. and Iran resumed last week in Vienna in an attempt to revise the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). The outlook isn't good. Less than a week into negotiations, Britain, France, and Germany accused Iran of "walking …

Editor2 (2021-12-10). Vienna Talks: Iran Says no Interactive, Flexible Attitude Seen on Other Side. orinocotribune.com The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry has said that while Iran entered talks in Vienna on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with an interactive and flexible attitude, "this was not the case for the other side." | Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks at a weekly presser on Monday, adding that the Vienna talks have not been halted and that the next round will kick off later this week. | The exact date will be determined by Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and the European Union's Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora soon, the spokesman said. | The seventh round of high-level talks between Iran and…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-12-10). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Rick Rozoff (2021-12-10). NATO crowns new German chancellor, denounces Russia, China as nuclear threats. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Only Stoltenberg's opening statement, neither Scholz's brief comments nor answers by both to reporters' questions, is currently posted in transcript form on the NATO website. But all can be heard in the video below. The new NATO satrap confirms there will be no change in NATO nuclear sharing in his nation; the NATO chieftain reiterates …

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