Daily Archives: November 27, 2019

2019-11-27: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-11-27). The human cost of nuclear weapons is not only a "feminine" concern. mronline.org The nuclear weapons world is full of subtle and not-so-subtle misogyny, and I've had my share of experiences: Fighting my way onto an otherwise all-male panel, only to have my speaking time cut short. Meeting a male colleague at a conference for the first time, where he immediately told me that he liked the red […] | Source

Binoy Kampmark (2019-11-27). Popes Against Nuclear Weapons. counterpunch.org The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution. On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy More

Washington's Blog (2019-11-27). The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives. globalresearch.ca Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.

RT (2019-11-27). 'Sports changed my life & mindset': Putin says parents were against him studying martial arts, but coach talked them around. rt.com Russian president and judo black belt holder, Vladimir Putin, said he would've been a different person without combat sports in his life, thanking his coach for fending off his parents' attempts to put an end to his training. | "At some point, my parents started objecting [to] my active engagement in sports. They thought it was distracting me from school," Putin said in a new Channel One documentary about his judo and Sambo coach, Anatoly Rakhlin. | They were especially skeptical about Sambo (self-defense without weapons), a martial art specially developed for Soviet armed forces, saying: "Well, it's almost li…

RT (2019-11-27). Stress test for Boeing's new 777X model tore massive hole in fuselage, released images suggest. rt.com Damage done by a stress test for Boeing's top notch 777X prototype is worse than earlier assumed, a recent media report claims, alleging this will still not hamper regulatory approval. | A September test — meant to bring Boeing's new 777X airframe to its limits — left the plane's skin torn open beneath a wing and a passenger door blown off its hinges just before the trial reached the supposed stress target, according to the Seattle Times. The outlet published a photo of what it said was the aftermath, claiming the obtained picture proves the extent of the failure is greater than originally thought.

RT (2019-11-27). Help — YES, intervention — NO! Lopez Obrador reacts to Trump's plan to designate Mexican drug cartels 'terrorist organizations'. rt.com Mexican president has rejected any "intervention" from the US after Donald Trump promised he would designate the country's drug cartels as terrorist organizations. | "Cooperation, yes, intervention, no" Manuel Lopez Obrador responded to US President's earlier comments that he had been working on branding the cartels as terrorist organizations over the last 90 days. | Trump revealed his plans when Bill O'Reilly, a conservative media personality, asked him if he was "going to designate those cartels in Mexico as terror groups and start hitting them with drones" in an interview posted on his personal website on T…

Conn Hallinan (2019-11-26). Nuclear lies and broken promises: Will Turkey get the bomb next? peoplesworld.org When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas on Sept. 4 that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the …

RT (2019-11-26). Fox's Tucker Carlson questions Douma 'chemical attack proof' and roots for Russia on air. Off with his head, cry MSM. rt.com Fox News host Tucker Carlson has crossed an MSM Rubicon and questioned the Douma "gas attack" fraud on air, bringing up the OPCW whistleblower. Then he "rooted for Russia" over Ukraine. Was it a "betrayal," or epic truth-trolling? | Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018's Douma "chemical weapons attack." While the "attack" was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleadi…

RT (2019-11-26). Fish addiction studies & Bob Dylan sculpture: Rand Paul exposes Feds' latest extravagant spending of US taxpayer millions. rt.com The federal government is finding new and creative ways to spend US tax dollars, even as public debt soars into the trillions. Fiscal hawk Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took aim at some of the most absurd programs out there. | Issued on Monday, the libertarian-leaning lawmaker's quarterly report on government waste tracks some of the more outrageous uses of federal cheese, totaling over $230 million, ranging from academic studies on drug-addicted fish to, well, literal cheese. |

Binoy Kampmark (2019-11-25). Popes Against Nuclear Weapons. dissidentvoice.org The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution. On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy …

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-11-25). Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak as Russian Disinfo. theantimedia.com So you know that Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) scandal we've been talking a lot about lately?>

Staff (2019-11-25). Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action. democracynow.org Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the United States dropped the first atomic bombs in 1945, killing more than 200,000 people. Pope Francis said, "A world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary." The leader of the Cathoilc Church met with survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and declared the possession of nuclear weapons to be immoral. The Pope's visit comes as a group of seven Catholic peace activists are awaiting sentencing for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7,…

Alex Emmons (2019-11-21). Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah" theintercept.com Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-12). James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret. thelastamericanvagabond.com The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …

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, …

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The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-11-27
Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.
globalresearch.ca/the-real-reason-america-used-nuclear-weapons-against-japan-it-was-not-to-end-the-war-or-save-lives/5308192

Popes Against Nuclear Weapons
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-27
The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution. On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/27/popes-against-nuclear-weapons/

The human cost of nuclear weapons is not only a "feminine" concern
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-27
The nuclear weapons world is full of subtle and not-so-subtle misogyny, and I've had my share of experiences: Fighting my way onto an otherwise all-male panel, only to have my speaking time cut short. Meeting a male colleague at a conference for the first time, where he immediately told me that he liked the red […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/26/the-human-cost-of-nuclear-weapons-is-not-only-a-feminine-concern/

'Sports changed my life & mindset': Putin says parents were against him studying martial arts, but coach talked them around
rt.com | 2019-11-27
Russian president and judo black belt holder, Vladimir Putin, said he would've been a different person without combat sports in his life, thanking his coach for fending off his parents' attempts to put an end to his training. | "At some point, my parents started objecting [to] my active engagement in sports. They thought it was distracting me from school," Putin said in a new Channel One documentary about his judo and Sambo coach, Anatoly Rakhlin. | They were especially skeptical about Sambo (self-defense without weapons), a martial art specially developed for Soviet armed forces, saying: "Well, it's almost li…
rt.com/russia/474478-putin-judo-coach-russia/

Stress test for Boeing's new 777X model tore massive hole in fuselage, released images suggest
rt.com | 2019-11-27
Damage done by a stress test for Boeing's top notch 777X prototype is worse than earlier assumed, a recent media report claims, alleging this will still not hamper regulatory approval. | A September test — meant to bring Boeing's new 777X airframe to its limits — left the plane's skin torn open beneath a wing and a passenger door blown off its hinges just before the trial reached the supposed stress target, according to the Seattle Times. The outlet published a photo of what it said was the aftermath, claiming the obtained picture proves the extent of the failure is greater than originally thought.
rt.com/usa/474481-boeing-777x-test-explodes-body/

Help — YES, intervention — NO! Lopez Obrador reacts to Trump's plan to designate Mexican drug cartels 'terrorist organizations'
rt.com | 2019-11-27
Mexican president has rejected any "intervention" from the US after Donald Trump promised he would designate the country's drug cartels as terrorist organizations. | "Cooperation, yes, intervention, no" Manuel Lopez Obrador responded to US President's earlier comments that he had been working on branding the cartels as terrorist organizations over the last 90 days. | Trump revealed his plans when Bill O'Reilly, a conservative media personality, asked him if he was "going to designate those cartels in Mexico as terror groups and start hitting them with drones" in an interview posted on his personal website on T…
rt.com/news/474487-mexico-cartels-trump-lopez-obrador/

Nuclear lies and broken promises: Will Turkey get the bomb next?
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-11-26
When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas on Sept. 4 that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/nuclear-lies-and-broken-promises-will-turkey-get-the-bomb-next/

Fox's Tucker Carlson questions Douma 'chemical attack proof' and roots for Russia on air. Off with his head, cry MSM
rt.com | 2019-11-26
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has crossed an MSM Rubicon and questioned the Douma "gas attack" fraud on air, bringing up the OPCW whistleblower. Then he "rooted for Russia" over Ukraine. Was it a "betrayal," or epic truth-trolling? | Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018's Douma "chemical weapons attack." While the "attack" was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleadi…
rt.com/usa/474372-tucker-carlson-syria-russia-ukraine/

Fish addiction studies & Bob Dylan sculpture: Rand Paul exposes Feds' latest extravagant spending of US taxpayer millions
rt.com | 2019-11-26
The federal government is finding new and creative ways to spend US tax dollars, even as public debt soars into the trillions. Fiscal hawk Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took aim at some of the most absurd programs out there. | Issued on Monday, the libertarian-leaning lawmaker's quarterly report on government waste tracks some of the more outrageous uses of federal cheese, totaling over $230 million, ranging from academic studies on drug-addicted fish to, well, literal cheese. |
rt.com/usa/474313-federal-spending-waste-rand-paul/

Popes Against Nuclear Weapons
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-25
The Vatican comes with its ills, contradictions and blatant hypocrisies in the field of moral theology and human existence, but on the issue of atomic and nuclear weapons, the position has been fairly consistent, if marked by gradual evolution. On February 8, 1948, Pope Pius XII held an audience with members of the Pontifical Academy …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/popes-against-nuclear-weapons/

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak as Russian Disinfo
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-25
So you know that Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) scandal we've been talking a lot about lately?>…

Surprise! MSM Spins OPCW Leak as Russian Disinfo

Pope Francis Calls Nuclear Weapons Immoral as Catholic Activists Face Jail For U.S. Nuke Base Action
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-25
Over the weekend, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the United States dropped the first atomic bombs in 1945, killing more than 200,000 people. Pope Francis said, "A world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary." The leader of the Cathoilc Church met with survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings and declared the possession of nuclear weapons to be immoral. The Pope's visit comes as a group of seven Catholic peace activists are awaiting sentencing for breaking into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia on April 4, 2018. The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7,…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/25/pope_francis_nuclear_weapons_hiroshima_nagasaki

Joe Biden, in Departure From Obama Policy, Says He Would Make Saudi Arabia a "Pariah"
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-11-21
Foreign policy took center stage in Wednesday night's Democratic debate, with former Vice President Joe Biden saying he would not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia — marking a sharp contrast with the Obama administration — and stressing he would make the Saudis "pay the price" for their killing of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. | "I would make it very clear we were not going to in fact sell more weapons to them," Biden said. "We were going to in fact make them pay the price, and make them in fact the pariah that they are." Biden also said there is "very little social redeeming value in the pr…
theintercept.com/2019/11/21/democratic-debate-joe-biden-saudi-arabia/

James Corbett Interview — ISIS Was Created, Armed And Funded By US/Israel & It's An Open Secret
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-12
The US government armed Osama Bin Laden; it armed Saddam Hussain with chemical weapons to be used against Iran in 1980; it armed the very groups that later became ISIS. Yet we are sold an entirely different yarn by the US government and its lap dog MSM. Today I have invited James Corbett on the …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/interviews/james-corbett-interview-isis-created-armed-funded-by-us-israel-an-open-secret/

Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-11-07
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, …
peaceaction.org/2019/11/07/take-action-some-actual-sane-legislation/