Daily Archives: June 9, 2022

2022-06-09: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-09). Sweden's NATO Bid in Jeopardy Over Turkey's Demands. news.antiwar.com Sweden's NATO bid got a lot more complicated this week after the Swedish government barely survived a no-confidence vote against its justice minister prompted by a rise in gang violence. In order to survive the vote, Sweden's ruling Social Democrats needed the support of Amineh Kakabaveh, an independent MP of Kurdish-Iranian heritage. Kakabaveh voted with …

WSWS (2022-06-09). President of PEN Germany resigns after demanding more weapons for Ukraine. wsws.org This comparison of Hitler's war of extermination against the Soviet Union—in which almost 30 million Soviet citizens, including countless victims from Ukraine as well as millions of Jews, were murdered— with the Putin regime's war against Ukraine amounts to a brazen trivialisation of Nazi crimes.

Dick Nichols (2022-06-09). As Russian anti-war sentiment grows, will Ukraine be Putin's Vietnam? greenleft.org.au Anti-war sentiment continues to grow inside Russia, as the death toll rises among soldiers from some of Russia's most ethnically marginalised and poorest peoples, reports Dick Nichols.

Emil Avdaliani (2022-06-09). While the Cat's Away: EU Advances South Caucasus Peace. moderndiplomacy.eu As Russia's war against Ukraine continues to preoccupy the Kremlin, there are signs of hope in the South Caucasus. Locked in a bloody conflict less than two years ago, Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeking to agree on a peace deal under the auspices of the European Union (EU). Meanwhile, Turkey and Armenia — also long …

Dr. Arshad M. Khan (2022-06-09). Ukraine War Wheat Shortages Affect Also Africa. moderndiplomacy.eu President Macky Sall of Senegal recently visited Vladimir Putin to lobby on behalf of Africa. There is an economic stranglehold on Ukraine plus sanctions against Russia and Belarus with the result that Africans are suffering. Africa relies on cheap Ukrainian and Russian wheat. Ukraine alone grows enough of it to feed 400 million people and …

WSWS (2022-06-09). Chancellor Scholz in Lithuania: Germany boosts combat troops for war against Russia. wsws.org Germany is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO's war offensive against Russia. During his visit to Lithuania on Tuesday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Germany would increase the number of its combat troops on the ground…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-09). US Cyberattacks On Russia Could Escalate To Real-World Conflict. southfront.org If the US/NATO insist(s) that Article 5 could be invoked in response to cyberattacks, why doesn't the same apply to Russia? | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | Carl von Clausewitz, a prominent Prussian general described war as "merely the continuation of policy by other means." This perfectly describes the political West's relationship with the world. However, against Russia, it is unable to conduct what late Donald Rumsfeld euphemistically called "kinet…

WSWS (2022-06-09). Rally in Auckland, New Zealand promotes US-NATO war against Russia. wsws.org The rally, falsely described by pseudo-left groups as an "anti-war" event, was addressed by Auckland mayor and former Labour Party minister Phil Goff, who was a prominent member of the government that sent troops to join the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

WSWS (2022-06-09). French health care workers mount one-day nationwide strike. wsws.org The strike in France is part of a broader, international mobilization of health care workers against the murderous official handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subordination of health care to private profit.

Julia Conley (2022-06-09). Poland sets up 'terrifying' pregnancy register after banning abortion. greenleft.org.au A new government database tracking pregnancies in Poland has sparked fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care. Julia Conley reports.

____ (2022-06-09). Iran reacts to anti-Iranian draft res. at IAEA's BoG. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran reacted to the approval of anti-Iranian resolution by the United States and European Troika including UK, France and Germany at the Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Anonymous765 (2022-06-08). Ukrainian Forces Preparing To Start Another Front In Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org |

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia attacked AFU armoured plant near Kharkiv with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Malinovka with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Spornoe with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Zvanovka with high-precision missiles; | During the battle for Svyatogorsk, 300 AFU members were killed and 21 armored vehicles were destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces, a…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On June 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in the Azot plant and nearby districts in Severodonetsk city; | Russian forces claimed control of the villages of Voronovo and Borovskoe; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces were reported in Bohorodychne; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue in Zolote; | According to preliminary date the village of Tatyanovka on the outskirts of Svyatogorsk came under Russian control;…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-08). Russia, Turkey Signal Progress on Plans to Export Ukrainian Grain. news.antiwar.com Russia and Turkey held talks Wednesday to restart the export of Ukrainian grain and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Istanbul and expressed support for a UN plan to open safe corridors for cargo ships to leave Ukraine's ports. | Cavusoglu said the UN plan was "reasonable" but said it requires cooperation between Moscow and Kyiv. To facilitate exports, Ukraine wou…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-08). Ukraine Not Giving US Much Information About Its Operations Against Russia. news.antiwar.com The New York Times Current and former officials told the Times that US intelligence agencies have a far better picture of Russia's military operations than Ukraine's. Even in high-level talks with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, Ukrainian officials have only shared their strategic goals, not their operational plans. | Washington has such little information on…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-08). In Video: Russian Rocket Strike Destroys Norwegian M109 Heavy Howitzers In Ukraine. southfront.org On June 7, the Russian Ministry of Defense released footage showing a strike on M109 155 mm self-propelled howitzers of Kiev forces, which were recently supplied by Norway. | A salvo of what appears to be Grad 122 mm rockets hit a battery of three M109s in an unspecified part of Ukraine, destroying howitzer and damaging the other two. A tactical drone was apparently used to detect the battery and coordinate the rocket strike. | The US-made M109A4BE has a maximum firing range of 21 kilometers…

Editor (2022-06-08). France has been killing civilians in the Donbass since yesterday. mronline.org It is now official: French Caesar guns opened fire yesterday on civilian areas in the Donbass and Donetsk. The information came from the CtsKK, the government service of the Donetsk Republic, which is responsible for recording all Ukrainian fire on civilian areas.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). BREAKING: Russian Troops Took Control Of Pilipchatino, Approaching Bakhmut &#1 ; Report. southfront.org On the evening of June 8th, the first reports from the battlefield claimed Russian control over the town of Pilipchatino located 15 kilometers east of Bakhmut (Artemovsk) in the Donetsk People's Republic. The reports are yet to be confirmed. | Battle in Piliphatino broke out in mid-May. According to preliminary data, Russian-led forces advancing from Popasnaya pushed the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Pokrovsky. The AFU are expected to put up stubborn resistance in the town on the outskirts of…

Amarynth (2022-06-08). Gonzalo Lira: What Russia Has To Do After Russia Wins. thesaker.is

_____ (2022-06-08). The Setback In Russiagate Probe. popularresistance.org Michael Sussmann, an A-list attorney who was a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, was acquitted by a jury in the federal District Court of the District of Columbia last week. | Sussmann had been accused of lying to the F.B.I., a crime widely considered to be a "process felony" or a "throwaway felony," something the Justice Department charges you with when they can't get you for anything else. Even though the federal sentencing guidelines called for 0-6 months in prison had Sussmann been convicted, the loss of his law license and the humiliation of a felony conviction would have been a…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-08). Russia Deployed Additional Air-Defense Systems In Northeastern Syria (Video). southfront.org The Russian military is deploying more reinforcements in Syria's northeastern region in what appears to be an attempt to deter Turkey, whose military and proxies are preparing to launch a new operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | On June 7, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Russian military deployed reinforcements at al-Mabaqer base near the SDF-held town of Tell Tamer in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah. | According to the London-…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-08). Syria, Russia Carried Out First Joint Live-Fire Aerial Drills (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have carried out a joint live-fire exercise, the Syrian Ministry of Defense announced on June 8. | In a statement, the ministry said two Russian Su-35s fighter jets and six Syrian MiG-23ML and MiG-29SM fighter jets took part in the exercise that simulated facing "hostile" fighter jets and drones that violate…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-08). Russian Black Sea Patrol Ship Spotted Carrying Tor Air-Defense System. southfront.org A project 22160 patrol ship of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet has been spotted carrying a land-based Tor air-defense system. | On June 7, Russian sources shared a photo showing the patrol ship sailing off to a mission with the Tor system strapped to its flight deck. | Some experts suggested that the ship is transporting the air-defense system to Snake island. However, others speculated that the system was installed to offer additional protection to the ship against aircraft, helic…

Amarynth (2022-06-08). RUSSIA &#1 ; NEON GAS Masterplan Targets MICROCHIPS. Russia Removes Key Ingredient for Production. thesaker.is

Editor (2022-06-08). The Unbearable Reactions of Zelensky. scheerpost.com By Éric Denécé / Cf2R.org Alongside the continuation of the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, the media war continues to be in full swing and those who are at the origin of it &#1 ; as well as their relays, conscious or unconscious &#1 ; give more and more in the disproportion, as illustrated by the false …

Amarynth (2022-06-08). Sitrep Operation Z: Denazification and Demilitarization by the hundreds. thesaker.is By Amarynth for the Saker Blog This will function as an open thread on the SMO in the Ukraine. To start it off, we look at the early morning Russian…

Noreply (2022-06-08). I Am Getting Tired Writing Posts With "No Shit" Or "Duh" Titles))). smoothiex12.blogspot.com Or, if you wish with "We told you so" titles. I wrote so much about US "intel" and how it is not really an intel that I don't have time to list all those occasions. But numbers of VSU (Nazi) losses during SMO which begin to circulate now give an impression on the progress of Russian operation in 404. Of course, all this info has a massive geopolitical impact, especially on the United States which, as always, came up with absolute BS narrative which is collapsing really fast. Well, NYT decided to start steering clear of this whole Russia "lost in Ukraine" BS it promoted together with neocon crazies, and begins thi…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). 800 Civilians Taken Hostage In Azot Plant In Severodonetsk &#1 ; Report. southfront.org About 800 civilians are "sheltering" at the Azot chemical plant in the city of Severodonetsk. This was reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), citing the lawyer of the owner of the enterprise. "About 800 civilians took refuge in the shelters of the Azot chemical plant owned by Dmytro Firtash's Group DF," the lawyer of the Ukrainian tycoon Lanny J. Davis said in a statement. | According to the statement, the civilians include about 200 out of 3,000 factory workers and about 600 resident…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). Transcarpathian Region Refused To Supply Fuel To The Rest Of Ukraine Amid Acute Crisis. southfront.org | On June 8, the head of the Ukrainian Transcarpathian region claimed that the western Ukrainian region will no longer supply fuel received from the EU to other regions of Ukraine. | According to the local official, European fuel will not leave the borders of the Transcarpathian region until the needs of the region are met."Local fuel companies of Transcarpathia refused to supply fuel to other regions until the needs of our region are met. And this is even despite the super—profitable offer…

WSWS (2022-06-08). Podemos plans to join NATO summit in Madrid against Russia, China. wsws.org The reactionary operatives who run Podemos are trying to square the circle, claiming to be a party of the left and of opposition to NATO, while participating in waging NATO wars.

_____ (2022-06-08). After Protests, Paris Says It Won't Fell Trees. popularresistance.org The plan to redevelop the tower area in time for the 2024 Olympics would have created tourist facilities near the famous landmark but also reduced traffic and increased green space. However, Parisians were concerned about the fate of trees near the tower, some of them a century or more old. | "We reject the felling and endangerment of dozens of healthy trees, in particular the 200-year-old and 100-year-old trees, which really are the city's green lungs," a petition circulated by four environmental groups read, as France 24 reported. | The plan to redevelop the area around the tower was known as the OnE Paris proj…

Staff (2022-06-08). President Maduro Begins Eurasian Tour in Turkey. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 7, 2022 ( In images broadcast by…

Anonymous103 (2022-06-08). Military Situation In Syria On June 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 9 times: 5 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 2 &#1 ; in Idlib province, 2 &#1 ; in Latakia province; | On June 7, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Tal Rafaat; | On June 7, the Russian and Syrian Air Forces carried out a joint exercise in south of Syria; | On June 7, the US-led coalition and the SDF sent 15 military vehicles to the Al-Shaheel area; | On June 7…

WSWS (2022-06-08). UK on collision course with US over Northern Ireland protocol after Washington diplomacy ends in acrimony and threats. wsws.org Divisions between the major imperialist powers over the Northern Ireland protocol remain after a US delegation's visit to Ireland ended in acrimony, a massive security breach and loyalist threats of political violence.

Noreply (2022-06-08). A Combat Work From Helis. smoothiex12.blogspot.com A video from Fighterbomber on combat work of Russian Mi-35 helis in 404. I guess this qualifies as military porn.

Noreply (2022-06-08). Excellent Political Commentary From Both Alexes. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Thank you to our own Thomas Malthaus who directed me to this excellent video by Duran people. As you know I cannot possibly catch everything even from my preferred sources, but this discussion by both Alexes is excellent and gives a good situational awareness of Europe's political dynamics. Excellent conversation.

Sandy Smith-Nonini (2022-06-08). Russia's Oil Dependency Pushed Putin's Rush to War. commondreams.org Oil dependence is Putin's bane, and ours.

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