The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-03-25

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7, articles about Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela, Isis, Mena, Syria, Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Opinions, Serbia, Japan, Russia, Anglo-5, United-Kingdom.

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Tags in this brief: Siege, US Sanctions, Venezuela, Al-Tanf, Assad, CIA, ISIS, Oil Fields, Raqqa, SDF, Syria, Color Revolution, Democracy, Jeremic, Liberal, Nationalist, Opposition, Serbia, Vucic, Abe, Japan, Okinawa, Resistance, Terrorism, US Occupation, ISS, Moon Mission, Roscosmos, Soyuz, Healthcare, Maduro, Pharmaceuticals, Russia, Sanctions, Brexit, Britain, England, House Of Commons, May, Resignation.

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The siege of Venezuela

Published 2019-03-25 23:48:09 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

I taught Greek for 45 years, and never realized that the siege of Troy was for the benefit of the Trojan people. But Bolton tells us that we’re throttling Venezuela “for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.” It is a de facto siege. Equating sanctions to siege warfare has long since been done. The Nation published Joy Gordon’s essay Sanctions as Siege Warfare in 1999. For many years I taught a course on the Greek historians in English. To attract students, I named the course “Greek Warfare.” (And why not? the Greek historians were generals, and what else did they… Continue ->

Tags: Siege, US Sanctions, Venezuela


REVEALED: US training ISIS militants at Al-Tanf to attack Syrian oil fields

Published 2019-03-25 16:02:25 by Padraig McGrath in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria

DAMASCUS – According to sources in the Syrian government army, several thousand militants of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia), who previously surrendered outside the settlement of al-Baguz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, were transported to the At-Tanf zone through the territories of Iraq and Jordan under the American escort. Those were mostly people from local tribes dwelling in the Syrian and Iraqi territories. Their families and relatives were sent as hostages to Al-Hol camp in Al-Hasakah province. Most militants were sent to training camps that account for at as many as ten in the American-occupied territory. There… Continue ->

Tags: Al-Tanf, Assad, CIA, ISIS, Oil Fields, Raqqa, SDF, Syria


FLORES: SERBIAN COLOR REVOLUTION – Sputnik Radio Lets U.S Backed Opposition ‘Hang Themselves’ on Popular Podcast

Published 2019-03-25 15:46:52 by Joaquin Flores in Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Serbia

Mar 25, 2019 @ 15:46 – I had the opportunity to share my analysis on a sensational episode of Sputnik radio’s popular podcast ‘Trendstorm’, hosted by Andrew Korybko, on the events now underway in Serbia. The podcast can be heard in the bar right below:   What you hear are two sides of a story, the first, my own, explaining the Western plot to remove Vucic. The other, you hear, are the talking points being used by the US backed ultra-nationalist opposition. I explain my points succinctly enough in the podcast, what comes here is a deeper discussion… Continue ->

Tags: Color Revolution, Democracy, Jeremic, Liberal, Nationalist, Opposition, Serbia, Vucic


MAJOR: Bomb Explodes at U.S Military Base in Japan – Terrorism or Resistance?

Published 2019-03-25 09:58:43 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Japan, United-States

TOKYO – An unknown man set off an explosion at the American Camp Foster base in Okinawa, the Japanese news outlet NHK reported. According to the local police and the American command, the unknown man cut the protective net and entered the territory on Sunday evening,. After gaining entry to the U.S military base, he blew up a gas cylinder on the second floor at the door of the office of the Okinawa office of the Ministry of Defense of Japan. FRN has no information on whether this explosion was used to open the door, or whether he gained entrance,… Continue ->

Tags: Abe, Japan, Okinawa, Resistance, Terrorism, US Occupation


MAJOR: Russia Gets Closer to Moon-Orbit Mission, Cost at Only $400 million

Published 2019-03-25 09:34:23 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, March 25 –  The cost of upgrading the Soyuz for flights to the Moon is not at all out of reach, and tentatively estimated at just $400 million, said Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin. He clarified that this amount also includes the creation of the ship and the organization of the mission itself. “The Soyuz rocket itself was originally created <…> as a ship for the exploration of the Moon. It has the potential to have its thermal protection and protection from radiation enhanced. If so, and this is so, then we are now considering using of this spacecraft for… Continue ->

Tags: ISS, Moon Mission, Roscosmos, Soyuz


Maduro: Russia is Working to Guarantee Venezuelan’s Access to Life-Saving Medicines, Despite U.S Sanctions

Published 2019-03-25 08:36:27 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

CARACAS – Despite life-threatening sanctions by the U.S which aims to blockage Venezuela’s access to important medicines, Venezuela’s pharmaceutical and medicinal needs will be met by supplies from Russia and its allies, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said during an interview with the national news agency AVN. Maduro said that several tons of pharmaceuticals and substances required for their production will arrive in Venezuela from Russia this week, beginning March 25th, which will ensure the current needs of the pharmaceutical producers to guarantee the public’s access to life-saving drugs. . Maduro also said that the union of Russia, China, Iran, Turkey… Continue ->

Tags: Healthcare, Maduro, Pharmaceuticals, Russia, Sanctions, Venezuela


MAJOR: May out in 10 Days? Brexit Spectacle Cabinet ‘Conspiracy’ Against PM leads to Proposed Resignation

Published 2019-03-25 07:46:29 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, United-Kingdom

LONDON – Mar 25, 2019 @ 07:46 – British Prime Minister Theresa May can garner support for her version of the agreement on British withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) if she promises to resign; as much was reported by the BBC with reference to high-ranking members of the Conservative Party, to which May also belongs. Members of parliament can support the agreement if they are confident that May will not be in power at the next stage of negotiations with the European Union. It is viewed that her style of deal-making does not garner trust, and that she has… Continue ->

Tags: Brexit, Britain, England, House Of Commons, May, Resignation


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