2020-02-23: Social Media Postees

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Why the Russian Petro-State Is Actually Terrified of a Bernie Sanders Presidency: The Green New Deal
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-02-23
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduce public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bernie_sanders_10.jpg

Tommy Robinson locks horns with RT's 'Worlds Apart' as the British activist brings his 'Rape of Britain' lecture to Russia
rt.com | 2020-02-23
Tommy Robinson had a lively exchange with RT about his campaign to stop Muslim grooming gangs in the UK. The firebrand activist arrived in Russia to give a presentation about the "Rape of Britain." | Robinson sat down with RT's Oksana Boyko to discuss his provocative views about Islam and the alleged epidemic of Muslim grooming gangs in the United Kingdom. The former leader of the right-wing English Defense League said his theory is that Islam is incompatible with Western values, and even condones rape and pedophilia. | Boyko took issue with the idea that Islam is to blame for the grooming gangs that have come…

Italy becomes Europe's largest coronavirus hot spot with 2 deaths & 79 cases across 5 regions
rt.com | 2020-02-23
The number of confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus cases has soared to at least 79 in Italy, forcing authorities to introduce increasingly strict containment and quarantine measures in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto. | A 78-year-old man died near Padua in the Veneto region on Friday night, becoming the second victim of the virus in Italy, after a 76-year-old woman was found dead on Thursday 50km south of Milan. | At least 17 people have been confirmed infected in Veneto so far, including the latest victim's wife and daughter, as authorities are still mulling whether the Carnival of Venice events should…

Russia may soon become world's largest producer of colored diamonds
rt.com | 2020-02-23
One of Russia's top diamond producers, Alrosa, is poised to take the lead in the global colored-diamond market as soon as Australia's Argyle mine

Russian Petro-state is terrified of a Sanders Presidency
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2020-02-23
How do I know that Russia would actually hate, abhor and despise a Sanders presidency? Because Sanders's Green New Deal would bankrupt Russia…

Tripoli govt invites Pentagon to redeploy troops to NATO-ravaged Libya… to 'deter Russia'
rt.com | 2020-02-23
Nine years after the US helped bomb what was once the wealthiest African nation back to the Stone Age, the Tripoli-based government says it would welcome American troops on Libyan soil

Several dead, 1000+ collapsed buildings after earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
rt.com | 2020-02-23
An earthquake in eastern Turkey wreaked havoc on local infrastructure, resulting in deaths and injuries as emergency workers scramble to assist residents. | At least eight people have been killed and around two dozen others injured after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's Van province, senior government officials say. | Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that at least three children are among the dead, adding that more than 1,000 buildings have collapsed. He said that search and rescue operations are ongoing. | In pictures: Villages in Turkey's Van province severely affected by tremors from earthquake…

US, UK, EU condole with quake-hit Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Foreign diplomatic missions in Ankara have conveyed their condolences over the deadly earthquake near the Iran border region which claimed at least nine lives in eastern Turkey.The Delegation of the European Union said in a tweet it stands in solidarity with the people and authorities of Turkey in their hour of need.The U.S. and British Embassies in Ankara extended condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.The magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in the northwestern Iranian city of Khoy also injured some 37 people and damaged buildings in Turkey's Van province.

Italy takes steps to stop coronavirus outbreak
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
The Italian government decided to limit entrance and exit points Sunday in a bid to take control of the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases there approached 80.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gathered his Cabinet shortly after the increase of registered cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and delivered remarks about the current situation and upcoming measures.Conte said his administration worked hard to prevent a large-scale outbreak and essential measures were taken in the Lombardy and Veneto regions, where cases have been observed, adding entrance and exit from and to those regions would be monitored.H…

Three religious manuscripts seized in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Turkish security forces seized three religious manuscripts in the southern Adana province on Sunday, according to security sources.Turkish police conducted an operation in the Seyhan district of the province as part of operations against historical artifact smuggling, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.During the search operation, the police team seized three leather-bound manuscripts with cross symbols and sun figures imprinted on.Three suspect were arrested during the operation.Adana has a history that goes back as far as the 7th millennium B.C.

Turkey 'temporarily' closes border with Iran after coronavirus outbreak
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Turkey has decided to temporarily close its border with Iran after a coronvirus outbreak was reported in the neighborin…

Over 30,000 drug pills seized in southern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Turkish police seized 32,600 illicit drug pills in the southern Hatay province on Sunday, security sources said.The local police team raided an address in Reyhanli district of the province as part of anti-drug operations, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to the restrictions on talking to the media.During the operations, two suspects were arrested.

Earthquake kills 7, injures 5 in eastern Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
At least seven people were killed and five others injured on Sunday in eastern Turkey when an earthquake hit the border region with Iran, authorities said.Tremors from a 5.7-magnitude quake centered in northwestern Iran were also felt in Turkey's Van province.Some buildings were damaged and many people are trapped under debris, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in a news conference.He added that search and rescue teams were dispatched to the quake-hit region.A powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey earlier this year causing the deaths of 41 people and injuring 1,600 others.

Leaked Report Reveals Europol Eyes Pan-European Facial Recognition Network Amid Fears US May Join
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
Back in 2005, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain signed the Prum Convention which allowed the signatories to exchange suspects' DNA, fingerprints, and vehicle registration data in a move designed to combat terrorism.

French Flip Out: Watch Rioters Trash Audi in Lille Amid Demands for Macron's Resignation
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to receive a delegation of Yellow Vests at the Elysee Palace, stressing that he is "up for dialogue".

'Sick People': Russian Officials Blast Pentagon Over Drill Simulating 'Russian Nuclear Attack'
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
On Friday, the Pentagon reported that it had staged a "mini-exercise" in which Russia dropped a low-yield nuke on a European NATO member. The drill followed a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing in which a senior Pentagon official said that the US needed a plan to be able to "fight and win" wars in a nuclear-contaminated environment.

Italian Authorities Cancel Venice Carnival Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
The outbreak of China's pneumonia-like disease has gripped Europe, and Italy is the most affected country on the continent. Cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 130 this weekend, with two deaths confirmed.

What is Behind EU's Failure to Reach Consensus on Budget Deal?
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that the differences between EU leaders were too great to be able to agree on a budget during their summit, which was held after the UK's official withdrawal from the bloc late last month.

Mayor of Russian 'Black Sky' City Responds to Greta Thunberg's Post
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
The city of Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia is known for its "black sky"

Tatami and Ice: Contents of Putin's 'Personal Sports Arsenal' Revealed
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
As the Russian president's spokesman explained, Putin keeps himself fit via a combination of swimming, martial arts training and general physical fitness exercises.

Long-Lost Kingdom Over 3,000 Years Old Stumbled on by Archeologists in Turkey
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
The site of Tàºrkmen-Karahà∂yàºk, in south-central Anatolia, had earlier been recognized as one of the largest Bronze and Iron Age sites in Turkey, containing a treasure trove of artifacts, while the mound nearby contained an inscription in hieroglyphics referring to a King Hartapu that no one had heard of before.

European legal team will seek asylum for Julian Assange in France
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
Members of imprisoned WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange's legal team, together with Assange's father John Shipton, held a press conference on Thursday in Paris.

The Bush Dynasty: Nazi Germany, The Bin Ladens and the Mexican Drug Lords
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
Is it Coincidental? The Bush family had close links with Nazi Germany, the bin Laden family and the Mexican Drug cartel. | Two members of the Bush dynasty acceded to the White House. Had the US public been fully informed, who in America would have voted for George W. Bush?

Tens of thousands protest all over Germany against right-wing terror
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
People in over 50 cities have taken part in spontaneous vigils and demonstrations in memory of the victims of the fascist attack in Hanau.

Trump Goes after the Brits
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
The inept course of what passes for United States Foreign Policy continues, with the Trump Administration now going after the nation's second oldest friend, Great Britain. With Trump having serially insulted America's oldest ally France last year, it should only …

Video: Turkey's Sultan-in-Chief Erdogan To the Rescue of Al-Qaeda in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
Tensions between the United States and Russia are growing in northeastern Syria. On February 19, a video appeared online showing how an armored vehicle of the U.S. military was pushing a vehicle of the Russian Military Police off a road. …

"Russia AgainGate": Phony Accusations of Russian "2020 Election Meddling".The Big Lie that won't Die
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
So-called "new information" that doesn't exist about Moscow intending to interfere in primaries and the US general election this year indicates lots more of this rubbish to come in the run-up to November.

Why did Princeton University provide funding for the German right-wing extremist Jà∂rg Baberowski?
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
Princeton University has never explained the reasons for and nature of its collaboration with Jà∂rg Baberowski, who has exploited his position at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany to rationalize Nazi crimes and legitimatize extreme right-wing politics.

David Dimbleby says move to scrap BBC licence fee is 'dangerous'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-22
Veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby has said that the BBC is under threat in "in a way it has never been before".The former Question Time host, 81, said the Government was using the "pernicious route" by arguing the licence fee is "wrong and unfair".It follows claims last week suggesting that Number 10 could be prepared to scrap the TV licence fee as part of a move to scale back the broadcaster's operations.Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Matt Dunham/PA)The Daily Mail reported that Dimbleby told Germany's ARD state TV channel that moves to undermine the BBC were "dangerous".He said: "The BBC is under threat in a way…

Germany: Lenin comes to Gelsenkirchen!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-22
On March 14, the Russian revolutionary, Marxist working-class theorist and leader of the October Revolution of 1917 will come to Gelsenkirchen, Germany. 150 years after his birthday he will move permanently into Gelsenkirchen-Horst – in the form of an over two meter tall, artfully shaped cast-iron statue in front of the Horster Mitte, the federal headquarters of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD). | "This will also be the start of a nationwide movement 'Don't give anti-communism a chance,'" says Gabi Fechtner, the chairwoman of the MLPD. "In times where monuments of the great communist th…

Video: "To stop right terror, you need to know where it comes from"
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
Socialist Equality Party Deputy Chairman Christoph Vandreier spoke at a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate after a right-wing terrorist killed eight people in Hanau, Germany.

Trump's New Spy Chief Worked for Oligarch Barred From Entering US by State Dept
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-22
In 2016, Grenell wrote several articles defending the oligarch, a Moldovan politician named Vladimir Plahotniuc, but did not disclose that he was being paid, according to records and interviews. Grenell also did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which generally requires people to disc…

World Conquest: The United States' Global Military Crusade (1945- )
Eric Waddell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
The first period was characterized by US military intervention in Europe, the second by a concern to confine the Communist bloc and to prevent the emergence of pro-communist regimes elsewhere in the world, and the third, focused on gaining control over the former Soviet republics and the oil-rich Middle East.

Dangerous games: US NUKES Russia in 'mini exercise' attended by Pentagon chief
rt.com | 2020-02-22
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper played himself in a drill at the US Strategic Command HQ in Nebraska, which featured a bizarre scenario of America nuking Russia in response to its own nuclear strike against a 'NATO ally'. | US military exercises simulating various crises are not that uncommon, yet, out of all plausible scenarios, this particular drill apparently simulated a highly unrealistic one. The classified exercise conducted at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha on Thursday focused on an imaginary nuclear conflict between the US and Russia in Europe. | According to the drill scenario, Moscow somehow dec…

Italian Towns on Lockdown as Virus Spreads Internationally
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-22
South Korea reports 433 cases of the new virus; 6 dead in Iran, 2 in Italy. Some outbreaks show no direct link to travel to China.

'Totally sane': Dems can't make up their minds about who is a supposed 'Russian agent'. Trump? Bernie? Or… both?
rt.com | 2020-02-22
Former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell performed mental gymnastics on CNN to defend Bernie Sanders over alleged help from Russia, claiming Moscow does it in order to help its 'agent' Donald Trump. | The Democrats' overuse of Russian collusion conspiracy theories appears to be collapsing in on itself. First Trump supposedly worked with the country to meddle in the 2016 presidential election

How Bernie Sanders Will Destroy the Deep State if He Becomes President
Eric Zuesse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-22
Joe Lauria at Consortium News headlined on February 21st, "Apparent US Intel Meddling in US Election With 'Report' Russia is Aiding Sanders", and he noted that, If the story is true and if intelligence agencies are truly committed to protecting U.S. citizens, the Sanders campaign would have been quietly informed and shown evidence to back …

U.S. Intelligence agencies meddle in Nevada primary to sabotage Sanders
wsws.org | 2020-02-22
On the eve of Nevada Democratic caucuses, the Washington Post reported that "US officials" told Sanders the Russian government was working to aid his campaign.

Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System
Mojmir Babacek | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-22
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | This article was originally published on January 31, 2013. | *** | In March 2012 the Russian defense minister Anatoli Serdjukov said: | "The development of weaponry based on new physics principles; direct-energy weapons, | …

Trump mocks 'fake news' for running 'Russian Sympathizer Bernie' smear, but doesn't miss a chance to score points
rt.com | 2020-02-22
It seems Donald Trump is yet to decide whether he would rather lampoon left-wing media for adding Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders to Team Russia or take the opportunity to mock his potential rival in the November poll. | Just a day apart, two steaming-hot scoops landed in the US media cycle. First, the New York Times said Russia was helping Donald Trump to get reelected. Then the Washington Post claimed Russia was helping Bernie Sanders's campaign. All based on anonymous sources, innuendos, and other traits with which even casual followers of the 'Russiagate' saga are all too familiar. | One of the princip…

Russia isn't only behind election hacking! They're also trying to smear US over coronavirus … according to State Department
rt.com | 2020-02-22
Not satisfied with just blaming Russia for election meddling, US officials are now claiming Moscow is trying to "sow discord" by spreading disinformation about the coronavirus and the US' role in its creation and global response. | US State Department officials are claiming Moscow is behind an internet campaign to blame the coronavirus on the US government. | Without citing specific examples, officials told AFP that the foreign nation is using "false personas" to spre…

Russia Wants Trump Reelected, and May Be Making a Bet That Bernie Sanders Can't Defeat Him (They're Wrong)
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2020-02-22
President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the White House on August 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/donald_trump_4.jpg

Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas Set Triple Jump World Record: 15.43 m
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-22
Venezuela's 24-year-old athlete Yulimar Rojas Friday set a new triple jump indoor world record in Madrid, Spain, with a 15.43-meter mark. | RELATED: | Bryant's Death Sparks Brazilian Campaign Against Homophobia | This result was expected as she is not a rookie in athletics. She has already been twice the triple jump world champion and is the current Olympic runner-up in this specialty. | In Madrid, Rojas executed the best jump in the history of indoor athletics, reaching 15 meters…

'Don't Extradite Assange' is the Shout at London's Streets
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-22
In London, hundreds of free speech activists Saturday marched from the Australia House to Parliament Square in support of Julian Assange who faces a court that will decide whether or not to be extradited to the United States. | RELATED: | Europe's Human Rights Watchdog Opposes Assange's Extradition | Beginning Feb. 24, London's Woolwich Crown Court will…

The CIA's Complicity in Recent Global Atrocities Revealed
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-02-21
In another astounding revelation about the extent of United States' global surveillance operations, The Washington Post recently published a piece about a Swiss company, Crypto AG, that was actually owned by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and West Germany's intelligence agency. Crypto AG provided encryption services to over a hundred governments worldwide for decades. Unbeknownst to those governments, the CIA had access to the encryption tools and could therefore read high-level inter…

Turkey, US protect Al Qaeda in Idlib and worsen Syria's suffering
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-21
Why is Turkey, with US backing, protecting Al-Qaeda's largest affiliate in Idlib, Syria? Idlib is facing a humanitarian disaster as…

Extensive Chemical Safety Fraud Uncovered at German Testing Laboratory
Jonathan Latham | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
The case of an animal rights activist who infiltrated an independent German chemical testing laboratory has triggered the discovery of an apparently extensive chemical testing fraud. LPT Hamburg, with around 175 employees, is one of the largest contract laboratories in Germany. It is a family owned private company. It prepares regulatory studies on behalf of…

Russia and Turkey, "Allies" Fighting One Another: On Opposite Sides of the War on Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-21
US forever war in Syria shows no signs of ending because restoration of peace and stability to the country would be a major strategic blow to Washington's aim for controlling the Middle East

French workers continue their epic struggle against Macron's economic reforms
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-02-21
On 20 February, nearly 100,000 people across France protested against proposed reforms to the country's pension system. According to those striking, the new system would force them to work for longer, for less.While France's pension system is currently running a deficit, it remains one of the best in the EU. Figures from 2018 show that only 7.3% of Fr…

Greater Albania Project Is Accelerating as Kosovo's Statehood Is in Question
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-21
Clear indications have been made that there is a project for a Greater Albania and it is progressing ahead, especially as the world's attention is focussed on and distracted by the coronavirus, Libya and Syria's Idlib province. The ultimate goal …

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