Daily Archives: June 23, 2019

US involvement with Iraqi use of gas in Iran-Iraq War

Wikipedia: Declassified CIA documents show that the United States was providing reconnaissance intelligence to Iraq around 1987–88 which was then used to launch chemical weapon attacks on Iranian troops and that the CIA fully knew that chemical weapons would be … Continue reading

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USS Stark

Wikipedia: On 17 May 1987, an Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet launched two Exocet missiles at the USS Stark, a Perry class frigate. The first struck the port side of the ship and failed to explode, though it left burning propellant in its wake; the … Continue reading

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Võidupüha

Sunday, June 23 is victory day (Võidupüha) in Estonia, marking the anniversary of the 1919 Battle of Võnnu (near Cēsis, Latvia) over German forces, part of the Estonian War of Independence.#Estoniahttps://t.co/0LVN41yrtr — Estonian News (@errnews) June 23, 2019

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Concern

New York Times: But a senior Trump administration official said there was concern inside the United States government about whether the drone, or another American surveillance aircraft, or even the P-8A manned aircraft flown by a military aircrew, actually did … Continue reading

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Szczecin

1970 Strike Memorial

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Americans and Germans hit the streets to demand “No US war against Iran!”

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Euphemisms

Guardian: A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after two RAF jets were scrambled to escort a plane back to Stansted Airport. Jet2 said there had been an “extremely disruptive passenger” on board its flight from Stansted to Dalaman in Turkey … Continue reading

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John Pilger on The Guardian

Matt Kennard’s expose of the Guardian’s collusion with Britain’s deep state is real journalism. See the analysis below. A veneer of often facile gender promotion is not nearly enough to suppress the truth of a determined assault on democracy from … Continue reading

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