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How Venezuela defeated Washington’s coup attempt at the United Nations

An inside look at how Venezuelan diplomats stymied a US attempt to revoke their credentials at the UN and shatter their nation’s sovereignty.

by Anya Parampil
Part 5 - An opposition spy in the room, accredited by US-allied governments
During the NAM session at the UNGA, a member of Venezuela’s US-backed opposition materialized in the back of the hall. This reporter observed him taking notes and photographing delegates as they addressed the room.

As he snapped pictures of speakers representing South Africa and India, the man seemed to be monitoring the meeting in order to estimate how many delegations would vote in support of Venezuela if the US were to call for a vote on the country’s credentials during Vice President Rodríguez’s address scheduled for the following day.
The man, who later identified himself as “Claudio”, was recognized by this reporter after having interacted with her during a pro-opposition event held by the Atlantic Council, NATO’s semi-official think tank in Washingt…

Western pundits who lobbied for Syrian rebels now admit they are jihadist extremists

The Grayzone
Ben Norton and Aaron Maté discuss how Western journalists and pundits who did propaganda for supposed "moderate rebels" in Syria are now admitting that they are Takfiri Salafi-jihadist extremists who are massacring civilians and freeing ISIS prisoners.

Syrian government forces arrive in Kobani to prevent Turkish attack

A senior Kurdish official in the northern Syrian city of Kobani confirmed on Wednesday evening that Syrian government forces had just arrived to counter a Turkish assault on the embattled city as Ankara continues a week-long incursion over its southern border against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Yes, now before 10 minutes, the Syrian army has entered Kobani and went towards the border,” Shahin Janib Ali, a member of the legislative council of the city, told Kurdistan 24.

The Syrian Kurdish leadership reached a deal on Sunday with Damascus for the national army to step in following an announcement by US President Donald Trump that he was withdrawing all American troops from Syria. 
The North Press agency reported that the first batch of Syrian government forces traveled to the city on five buses and that civilians remaining in Kobani welcomed the news. Many had already fled to nearby villages or southwest to the city of Manbij in anticipation of a full-scale attack…

Toilet rolls and tensions fly high in Barcelona amid fresh rallies in support of jailed pro-independence leaders

Defying Madrid’s demand to “firmly” keep order, supporters of jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders launched a fresh rally in Barcelona. The protest later turned into scuffles with police and barricades were also set ablaze.

The unrest is gripping the Catalan capital, as well as other cities, for the third consecutive day. The mass rallies were sparked by Spain’s Supreme Court’s Monday ruling that sentenced nine Catalan pro-independence top brass to jail terms between nine and 13 years over their roles in the failed 2017 independence bid.
On Wednesday, the demonstrators were seen throwing hundreds of white paper toilet rolls into the air during the gathering in central Barcelona. The bizarre performance meant “there is a lot that needs cleaning up,” according to the protest organizers.
Full report:
https://www.rt.com/news/471085-barcelona-protest-catalan-leaders/
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Inside abandoned US military base at Manbij, Syria

An RT Arabic crew peeked inside the US compound in Syria’s Manbij, abandoned by the Americans just a few hours previously. Footage from the scene suggests the US troops were in a hurry, leaving behind hardware and personal items.

The troops pulled out of the base, located southwest of the northern city of Manbij, overnight and into Tuesday. The retreat follows the decision by the US President Donald Trump to withdraw American personnel in the face of the Turkish operation against Kurdish-led militias.
Just as the US troops withdrew, the Syrian Arab Army rushed to fill in the void they’d left. War correspondents followed, catching a rare insight into the secretive fortified compounds.

The RT Arabic crew was among the first to get into the base, hidden inside thick gabion wall. Footage from the scene shows all its structures had been left in place, including personnel tents and huts.
More:
https://www.rt.com/news/470996-us-syria-abandoned-base-hurry/

Τουρκική εισβολή στη Συρία: ο Ερντογάν πετυχαίνει τους πρωταρχικούς του στόχους

failed evolution
Είναι γενικά παραδεκτό ότι οι Κουρδικές δυνάμεις έπαιξαν καθοριστικό ρόλο στην ήττα των Τζιχαντιστών εξτρεμιστών στη Βόρεια Συρία. Είναι σχεδόν βέβαιο ότι οι Αμερικανοί ήταν έτοιμοι να τους ανταμείψουν δίνοντάς τους τον πλήρη έλεγχο της περιοχής. Αυτό ήταν κάτι που άνοιγε το δρόμο για το πρώτο, πλήρως αυτόνομο Κουρδικό κράτος. Άλλωστε, η προοπτική αυτή ήταν απόλυτα συμβατή με τα σχέδια των ΗΠΑ και των Δυτικών, να επαναχαράξουν τα σύνορα στη Μέση Ανατολή.
Αυτό ήταν κάτι που σίγουρα σήμανε συναγερμό για τον Ερντογάν επειδή θα άνοιγε τον ασκό του Αιόλου για ένα Κουρδικό κράτος στην ευρύτερη περιοχή, το οποίο θα συμπεριλάμβανε φυσικά και ένα σημαντικό τμήμα της Τουρκικής επικράτειας.
Άρα, ο ίδιος έπρεπε να ρισκάρει, μη έχοντας πολλά περιθώρια. Με μεθοδικό τρόπο προσπάθησε να προσεγγίσει τη Ρωσία και να κάνει τους Αμερικανούς να πιστέψουν ότι η Τουρκία δεν θα δίσταζε να αλλάξει στρατόπεδο. Αρκεί να θυμηθούμε τις δημόσιες δηλώσεις του με τις οποίες έστελνε ξε…

Turkish invasion in Syria: Erdogan achieves primary goals

failed evolution
It is generally acceptable that the Kurdish forces have played a critical role for the defeat of the Jihadist extremists in North Syria. It is almost certain that the Americans were ready to reward them by giving them full control of the region. And this is something that could open the road for the first fully autonomous Kurdish state. Besides, this prospect was compatible with the US plans for re-designing the Middle East borders.
This was something that certainly alarmed Erdogan because it could unleash his worst nightmare: the beginning of the establishment of a Kurdish state in the broader region, including a significant portion of the Turkish territory. 
Erdogan had to gamble. He methodically attempted to approach Russia and made the Americans believe that Turkey would not hesitate to chance camp. He even made public statements to make clear that Turkey was considering to leave NATO, while at the same time he played the game of the Russian S-400 missiles against…

How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are exploiting mass shootings to create an Orwellian nightmare

Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.
by Whitney Webb
Part 11 - A nightmare even Orwell could not have predicted

In early August, in the wake of the shooting at an El Paso Walmart, President Trump called on big tech companies to collaborate with the Justice Department in the creation of software that “stops mass murders before they start” by detecting potential mass shooters before they cnm act. Though Trump’s ideas were short on specifics, there is now a new proposal that would create a new government agency that will use data gathered from civilian electronic devices to identify “neurobehavioral” warning signs, thereby flagging “potential shooters” for increased surveillance and potentially detention.

This new agency, …

‘The drone revolution’: Ecuadorians revolt against repressive US-backed President Lenin Moreno’s neoliberal policies

Ecuador’s workers are rising up against the IMF-mandated neoliberal economic reforms of President Lenin Moreno, a close ally of Washington who calls them “zánganos,” or drone bees.
by Denis Rogatyuk
Part 3 - Declaring a ‘state of emergency’
When he announced the wildly unpopular austerity package, President Lenin Moreno sensed that large protests against his government were inevitable.

So he declared a national “state of emergency,” and immediately deployed both the police and the military against protesters in the capital of Quito and other areas around the country.

The state of emergency has been widely condemned as unconstitutional. Leaders of the opposition have argued that it is a desperate measure to try to prevent the kind of mass-scale uprising that overthrew Ecuador’s neoliberal governments of Jamil Mahuad in 2000 and Lucio Gutiérez in 2005.

Various sectors of society have mobilized in response. Among the most visible political forces leading the demonstrations have been the C…