2020-09-26: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-09-26). Sinophobia Inc: Understanding the anti-China Industrial complex. mronline.org Take a deep dive into the inner workings of Sinophobia Inc. to learn how to see through the media machine.

sputniknews (2020-09-26). Tehran Accuses Trump of Being Even More of a Threat to Iran Than Saddam Hussein. sputniknews.com Iran and Iraq fought a brutal, eight-year war between 1980 and 1988, with Baghdad invading the Islamic Republic to try to seize the oil-rich province of Khuzestan soon after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Up to 1.2 million people died in the conflict, which included Iraqi use of chemical weapons against both Iranian troops and civilians.

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

news.un (2020-09-25). 'Reverse course' towards full nuclear disarmament — UN chief. news.un.org On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to "reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament".

Zach Conti (2020-09-25). Developing Countries Lose Trillions from Crime and Tax Abuse, Says UN Panel. indybay.org A high-level United Nations panel report says global policies are needed to prevent trillions of dollars escaping developing countries through tax abuse and corruption.

commondreams (2020-09-24). CODEPINK Commends Mayor de Blasio's Decision to Skip the G20 Summit Hosted by Saudi Arabia. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Biden Blasts Violence While Siding With Angry Demonstrators Against Breonna Taylor Verdict. sputniknews.com Rallies against police brutality and racism have erupted across Kentucky and beyond after the state's grand jury ruled two of the three policemen were justified in fire their weapons to 'protect themselves' during a mistaken 'no knock' raid on Breonna Taylor's home.

Melvin Goodman (2020-09-23). Arming the Planet: the USA as the World's Leading Weapons Dealer. counterpunch.org For the past several decades, the United States has been the world's leading producer of major weapons systems and the leader in global arms sales. More of these sales have taken place in the globe's most volatile region, the Middle East, than in any other region of the world. The so-called peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrein, which were brokered by the United States, were business deals designed to expand U.S. arms sales in the Persian Gulf.

RT (2020-09-23). 'Jesus of Siberia,' cult leader 'Vissarion' found in possession of weapons, cash, jewellery, & adult toys during police raid. rt.com When cops busted Siberia's answer to Christ this week, they discovered plenty of items unbecoming of a self-proclaimed 'Son of God.' Officers found weapons, money and even adult toys in the sect leader's stash of worldly goods. | The haul was uncovered at the cult's compound in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk Region, as contemporary 'Messiah' Sergey Torop was being arrested and charged with "creating a religious association whose activities involve violence against citizens." | Two other members of the sect were arrested alongside its founder on Tuesday, on suspicion of causing "serious harm" to their followers. On top…

RT (2020-09-23). Pentagon slammed for turning $1 billion 'coronavirus fund' into more military-industrial pork — but what did Congress expect? rt.com The Pentagon has defended its decision to repurpose Covid-19 preparedness funds — meant for pandemic response — to prop up weapons contractors as House Democrats slammed its double-dipping. | While the Department of Defense received $1 billion in March's CARES Act stimulus bill specifically to "prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus," it ultimately diverted most of the windfall to defense contractors, the Washington Post revealed on Tuesday. | The pandemic response fund, created under the aegis of the Defense Production Act, was supposed to be used to produce N95 masks, gloves, and other…