The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-07-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 25, articles about Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena, United-States, Anglo-5, Opinions, Politics, Defense, Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Isis, Syria, China, Georgia, United-Kingdom, Color-Revolution, Latin-America, Propaganda, Venezuela, Turkey, Democracy, Donbass, Donetsk, Entertainment, News, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Finance.

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Tags in this brief: Deep State, Iran, Israel, JCPOA, Team B, USA, Zarif, Lebanon, Netanyahu, Syria, Trump, Explosion, Nuclear Submarine, Shoigu, Vesti, Video, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Zelensky, As-12 Submarine, History, Military, Bundeswehr, Germany, Occupation, China, Eurasia, Europe, Economy, Hormuz, Toll, Biden Institute, Georgia, Maidan, Tbilisi Riots, India, Pakistan, Piracy, Sanctions, UK, Maduro, Venezuela, Defense, Pantsir, Coup, HTS, Samuri, S-400, Turkey, Bolton, Energy, Enrichment, Nuclear, Strategic Culture Foundation, Dugin, Parmenides, Philosophy, Plato, DPR, Novorossia, War Crimes, Social Media, F-22, J-20, Su-57, US, Albania, CIA, Haradinai, KFOR, Kosovo, Serbia, Vucic, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Index, Market Trends, Donbass.

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Iran: Netanyahu, MBS, and Bolton are the Team B culprits pushing Trump to war with Iran

Published 2019-07-08 22:30:38 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the so-called “team B” (according to Tehran’s version, those in favor of the war against the Islamic Republic) of having “persuaded (US President) Donald Trump to kill the nuclear deal with Iran. The “nuclear deal” means the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) – an agreement signed in July 2015 between Tehran and the six world powers, from which the United States unilaterally left in May last year. “Team B caught Trump on the stupidity of the fact that killing a the JCPOA (supposedly) could help him (the US president) make a better… Continue ->

Tags: Deep State, Iran, Israel, JCPOA, Team B, USA, Zarif


The Only Strategic Rationale for America’s Involvement in Syria Finally Revealed

Published 2019-07-08 21:47:12 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Opinions, Politics, United-States

By Elias Samo for SCF – “Washington lacks a clear strategy in Syria,“ those were the recent words of Robert Ford, the last American ambassador to Syria who served prior to and during the first few years of the Syrian uprising from 2010 to 2014. A man of Ford’s intricate knowledge of the Syrian-American political dynamic is surely knowledgeable enough to assess America’s policy towards Syria. He goes on to say, “It is hard to explain the fundamental American mission in Syria… Is it to fight Daesh? Or is it to help promote a Kurdish autonomous district in Northeastern Syria…… Continue ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu, Syria, Trump, USA


Shoigu’s Assessment: Secret Weapon Nuclear Sub to Be Repaired and Relaunched

Published 2019-07-08 21:46:47 by FRN Editorial Board in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

In the headquarters of the Northern Fleet, a commission is investigating the causes of the incident. The Defense Minister held a closed meeting in the headquarters with the military and the designers of the submarine. Right afterward, he reported to the President. – Vesti   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzXplsO7n6s

Tags: Explosion, Nuclear Submarine, Shoigu, Vesti, Video


Here We Go Again: Zelensky believes that sanctions are the only weapon against Russia

Published 2019-07-08 21:30:17 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – According to the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, peace in the country is possible, but it can only be achieved through diplomatic negotiations, Interfax-Ukraine reported. At a press conference following the Ukraine-EU summit, Zelensky said he regretted that the delegations of some countries from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe did not visit the Donbas and noted that “this would be useful for them.” “If anyone suddenly has questions or doubts about the continuation of sanctions, I invite everyone to the Donbass, to see how much trouble the war has brought. And we want to… Continue ->

Tags: Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Zelensky


Russia develops a new system to investigate war crimes (Photos)

Published 2019-07-08 20:45:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – A new ballistic analysis system developed in Russia could revolutionize criminal investigations and help uncover war crimes. This is the ABIS PAK device, presented by the Avtomatika consortium, subsidiary of Rostec, during the Army 2019 military forum. Ilia Danilov, one of the company’s specialists, was consulted to find out how this system works, how it differs from its global analogues and its potential contribution to the investigation of war crimes. All weapons under control Among the functions of the new device, called ABIS PAK, is the automated registration of firearms to control their circulation. According to Danilov, what… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


MAJOR: Russian Submariners Killed in Action likely Prevented Global Catastrophe: Report Cites Navy Official

Published 2019-07-08 20:30:29 by Drago Bosnic in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW –  July 8, 2019  – Earlier last week, a fire aboard a top-secret Russian nuclear submarine could have led to a “catastrophe of global proportions” if not for the selfless actions of the crew, a senior navy official was cited by Russian media. Fourteen Russian submariners were killed on July 1 during a fire in a deep-water research submersible that was surveying the sea floor near the Arctic, Russia’s Defence Ministry reported. The funeral ceremony for the submariners was held on Saturday in St. Petersburg. “They all shared one and the same fate – to save the lives of… Continue ->

Tags: As-12 Submarine, History, Military, Russia


MAJOR: Berlin REJECTS U.S request to send troops to Syria in ISIS fight

Published 2019-07-08 20:09:42 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, United-States

BERLING – The German government refused to send ground troops to Syria. On July 8th, Berlin rejected the corresponding appeal of the United States, voiced the day before, to send troops to Syria. German authorities plan to continue their participation in the US-led coalition to combat the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS), but the current mandate of the Bundeswehr does not include sending ground troops to Syria. This was announced on Monday by the official representative of the federal government Steffen Seibert , reports Deutsche Welle. According to him, in the near future the members of the American coalition will hold consultations and… Continue ->

Tags: Bundeswehr, Germany, Occupation, Syria, Trump


Russia will connect Europe with China: Discover how

Published 2019-07-08 19:30:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The Government of Russia has approved the Meridian project, the first fully private national highway. It is the shortest route to move goods between China and Europe. The prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, approved the construction of Meridian, the federal route for Europe-Western China. The route is included in the comprehensive plan for the development and modernization of Russia’s infrastructure, reports the Vedomosti newspaper citing a record of the meeting with Medvedev on June 24. Medvedev instructed officials from the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economic Development to advise the project manager, the Russian Holding Company, on… Continue ->

Tags: China, Eurasia, Europe, Russia


Iran may STRIKE at Imperialist powers by collecting toll in Hormuz Strait

Published 2019-07-08 19:18:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Iran, Mena

TEHRAN – July 8, 2019 – The Iranian parliament is considering the option of collecting tolls from ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian parliamentarian said. “If Iran is the true guarantor [of security] in the region and in international waters, then Parliament believes that the shopping centers and all the ships in the region must pay the cost in the form of a toll, according to international standards,” Amir Hosein Qazizadeh Hashemi said to the newspaper Sobhe No. According to the legislator, the toll “could be imposed on hostile countries, that is, on those who have no… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Hormuz, Iran, Toll


Russia BANS flights from Georgia: Biden Institute predicts Georgia will be 100% owned by FSB agents

Published 2019-07-08 19:00:47 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Georgia, Headline-News, Opinions, Russia

The director of Pennsylvania University’s Biden Center, expert on Georgia, having spent three days in country, may be accusing Russia of what the US is up to: As for the Biden Institute, FRN readers will recall that during Joe Biden’s vice presidency he was, in effect, the US Viceroy for Ukraine. As for the rioting, we are not alone in seeing an attempted Maidan parallel, encircling Russia being overt US policy. The excuse for the riots in Tbilisi was the speech of Sergei Gavrilov, Communist Party MP of the Russian Duma, addressing the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO), a body set… Continue ->

Tags: Biden Institute, Georgia, Maidan, Tbilisi Riots


Piracy on High Seas: U.S and British Aim to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal

Published 2019-07-08 18:40:23 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Opinions, Syria, United-Kingdom, United-States

By Finian Cunningham –  The seizure of two million barrels of Iranian crude oil by British commandos is a blatant act of piracy aimed at provoking Iran into war. Also, confiscation of the supertanker in Britain’s Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar seems aimed at sinking the last chances for the international nuclear accord being upheld. Iran has already warned it will suspend parts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by increasing stockpiles of enriched uranium, particularly because Tehran has rebuked the European Union for not doing enough to implement the 2015 accord and normalize trade with Iran, circumventing US… Continue ->

Tags: India, Iran, Pakistan, Piracy, Sanctions, UK, USA


Maduro: Venezuelan People and the Armed Forces Stand United

Published 2019-07-08 17:45:30 by Drago Bosnic in Color-Revolution, Headline-News, Latin-America, Politics, Propaganda, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan president recalled that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB – the official name of Venezuelan Armed Forces) had become the target of the latest attacks by the US and their allies. The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, highlighted on Sunday that his country has united and cohesive armed forces to defend the nation and the people from the interventionist threats of the United States and their allies. “We have our National Bolivarian Armed Forces. Let everyone know that now there are National Bolivarian Armed Forces to defend Venezuela, our homeland, our dream of peace and national unity,” the President… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Military, Sanctions, Venezuela


Russian official explains why Pantsir-SM system is weaponry of the future

Published 2019-07-08 17:30:44 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW – The Pantsir-SM missile and anti-aircraft artillery system is capable of destroying hypersonic targets, Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy chief of the Russian Missile Forces, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. According to Muravkin, the Pantsir-SM is being created for future anti-aircraft battles. The colonel explained that the anti-aircraft battle of the future, especially in the last line of defense, will no longer be a duel between anti-aircraft missiles and tactical fighter pilots. “It will be a battle between vehicles – intelligent, precise, operating in large groups, across the altitudes range, at high speeds, often hypersonic,” Muravkin said. Muravkin added that… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Pantsir, Russia


NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Maduro FIRES weak Venezuelan commanders

Published 2019-07-08 17:30:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has appointed a new Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino López, and announced the removal of army commander Jesús Suárez Chourio. To take his place, the Venezuelan leader named Alexis Rodríguez Cabello. “I want to announce that I thank Major General Suárez Chourio for having spent two intense years as commander-in-chief of the Army…,” said the head of state, saying that Suárez Chourio will have important new responsibilities. During the ceremony of military promotions broadcast by the Venezuelan state television channel, the leader stressed the need to renew to the maximum the institution and command of… Continue ->

Tags: Coup, Maduro, Venezuela


SAMURI: Is Trump’s anti-war rhetoric only for ratings at home?

Published 2019-07-08 17:05:28 by Guest Author in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Opinions, Syria, United-States

By Firas Samuri – Not so long ago the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan. Earlier, he made the same promises on Syria, but the U.S. troops are still in the country committing military crimes against the locals. That why we should not expect a breakthrough on this issue. Obviously, by doing so the U.S. leader intends to get his ratings up in the lead-up to the elections. Could Trump’s tricks boost his ratings and settle the Syrian conflict? Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front… Continue ->

Tags: HTS, Samuri, Syria, Trump


MAJOR: First S-400 on its Way to Turkey

Published 2019-07-08 16:45:03 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Russia, Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey – Preparations for sending the Russian S-400 to Turkey continue, and the SAM systems are currently being loaded, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted on Monday, July 8, at a press conference in Ankara. “At the moment, preparation for the shipment (of S-400) is ongoing. Work continues on their loading. There are agreed dates for the supply of S-400,” Erdogan said, explaining that “the Ministry of National Defense is engaged in planning and choosing a place to accommodate S-400.” At the same time, Erdogan expressed confidence that the Russian air defense systems will positively affect the security not… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, S-400, Turkey


Bolton Losing Ground on Venezuela, Iran – But Far From Down and Out

Published 2019-07-08 16:20:47 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, Opinions, United-States

Martin Sieff for SCF – July 7, 2019 – The wave of wishful thinking articles, including some by friends of mine whose judgment I usually respect was entirely wrong. President Donald Trump has not fired John Bolton for the failed fiasco of his latest inept attempt to topple the legitimate democratically-elected government of Venezuela: At least not yet. Bolton remains National Security Advisor of the United States with his fingerprints all over the latest “incident” of limpet mine attacks on the two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. That is not to see that daylight has perceptibly opened up between… Continue ->

Tags: Bolton, Energy, Enrichment, Iran, JCPOA, Nuclear, Sanctions, Strategic Culture Foundation


DUGIN: The Deconstruction of Democracy

Published 2019-07-08 15:53:01 by Joaquin Flores in Democracy, Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Politics, Propaganda, Russia

For Platonists, according to Dugin, democracy is a false doctrine; it is built on a world that doesn’t exist and a society that cannot exist. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Political Platonism: The Philosophy of Politics, by Alexander Dugin. The Concept of “Democracy” Is Not Neutral and Not Self-Evident Democracy today cannot be discussed objectively. It is not a neutral concept: behind “democracy,” as a political regime and corresponding value system, stands the West, Europe and the USA. For them “democracy” is a form of secular cult or a tool of political dogmatics, thus, to be fully accepted into… Continue ->

Tags: Dugin, Parmenides, Philosophy, Plato


VIDEO: WAR CRIMES – Kominternovo Shelled by Phosphorus Munitions

Published 2019-07-08 15:29:42 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK – Kominternovo (Novoazovsk area), Donetsk Republic. Yesterday’s shelling intensified today when Ukrainian troops fired phosphorus shells. “Phosphorus munitions are prohibited. Phosphorus can even set concrete on fire! And if it lands on a person… it burns flash to the bone.” Kominternovo is being shelled by everything you can imagine: mortar and artillery shells, anti-tank guided missiles and even phosphorus munitions. Strangely enough, Ukrainian army forces have chosen the central square of the settlement as a shooting target. 120 mm mines and incendiary shells are landing right in front of the community center and monuments to the heroes of WW… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


VIDEO: Zelensky’s Strange Behaviour at Meeting – Questions About President’s Mental State Spread Across Social Media

Published 2019-07-08 15:03:32 by Joaquin Flores in Entertainment, Eurasia, Headline-News, News, Ukraine

July 8, 2019 – On social media, there’s a heated discussion caused by a video. Internet users were puzzled with strange behavior by the Ukrainian president at the meeting on the Transcarpathian Fiscal Service in Uzhgorod. – Vesti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOpI7DA3zmA  

Tags: Social Media, Ukraine, Zelensky


MAJOR: Aging Sky Junk – U.S Air Force Rejects Proposal to Restart F-22 Raptor production

Published 2019-07-08 14:45:10 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Headline-News, United-States

PENTAGON, USA – The United States Air Force published a report, according to which F-22 Raptor has become an aging design and that, sooner than later, it will not be competitive against evolving threats as nations like Russia and China continue to invest in new state-of-the-art technologies. A 2017 Pentagon report to Congress detailing production retail costs for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor show that reviving the powerful stealth air superiority fighter would be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, it would take so long to reconstitute the production line that it would not be until the mid to late 2020s before the first… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, F-22, J-20, Military, Su-57, USA


Gaslighting: Pompeo proposes new Anti-Iran sanctions as punishment for U.S breaking agreement

Published 2019-07-08 14:32:52 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Israel, Mena, United-States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the statement by Iranian authorities regarding the restart of uranium enrichment above 3.67% , as announced on July 7 by Abbas Arakchi, who is the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran and the main negotiator for the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) on the nuclear program. According to Pompeo, Washington will introduce new sanctions against Iran, despite Washington having been the party to cancel the deal, and increase its isolation. “The Iranian nuclear weapon regime will pose an even greater danger to the world,” the US secretary of state wrote on Twitter, threatening to respond to Iran’s… Continue ->

Tags: Enrichment, Iran, Israel, JCPOA, Nuclear, US


Vucic: The American deep state considers Serbia guilty for everything

Published 2019-07-08 13:23:11 by Joaquin Flores in Albania, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Kosovo, Russia, Serbia, United-States

BELGRADE – Serbian President Alexander Vucic claimed this morning, July 8th, that an agreement with the Kosovo Albanians would be an important achievement for the future of Serbian citizens, but that it is impossible to reach an agreement with those who say that “you must recognize us within the existing borders.” “I have always said that the Serbs and Albanians must agree on this. If we were left alone, maybe we would have reached an agreement,” Vucic said on RTS television. This was in reference to the interference of the U.S, which has pushed on the self-declared ‘government’ in Kosovo not… Continue ->

Tags: Albania, CIA, Haradinai, KFOR, Kosovo, Occupation, Serbia, Vucic


MAJOR: Bitcoin poised to drop by 80%, warns expert

Published 2019-07-08 12:33:38 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Finance, Headline-News, United-States

Bitcoin cryptocurrency can be cheaper by 80%. According to RBC, referring to the forecast made by analyst Peter Brand , the cost of the main digital coin will update the minimum of December 2018, if the parabolic growth does not continue in the near future. “The parabolic trend continues to weaken, which means that the value of the first cryptocurrency can drop sharply by 80% after a 7-month increase,” trader Peter Brandt warned. According to the analyst, if this happens, the rate of the main digital coin will fall below the December minimum of $ 3,200. The expert stressed that the correction may… Continue ->

Tags: Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Economy, Index, Market Trends


MAJOR – VIDEO: Ukrainian Shelling of Donbass Continues, Massive Losses of Ukraine Armed Forces

Published 2019-07-08 08:15:31 by Drago Bosnic in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

DONBASS – July 8, 2019 – Ukrainian Armed Forces have been very consistent in violating the ceasefire agreement. DPR Saturday night, Ukrainian troops carried out a massive mortar attack on the mining suburb of Gagarin in the north-west of Gorlovka. This was reported by the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime. “At 20:20, shelling of Gorlovka’s mining suburb of Gagarin was carried out by the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” it was reported. According to the JCCC, the Ukrainian army had been shelling the area with 82-mm mortar shells for full 36 minutes. Information on possible fatalities and… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Novorossia, Ukraine, War Crimes


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