Syria News Links 17-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Russian-Italian bilateral mechanisms working more and more steadily — Lavrov
https://tass.com/politics/1121489

Today’s Links 18 February 2020
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2020/02/todays-links_18.html

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Venezuela News Links 6-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Bolivia’s Coup In Practice

Canada out of the Lima Group, Core Group and OAS
https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/canada-out-of-the-lima-group-core-group-and-oas/

Categorically Debunking The Claim That China Is Imperialist
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2020/02/catagorically-debunking-claim-that.html

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Bolivia News Links 14-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Canada out of the Lima Group, Core Group and OAS
https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/canada-out-of-the-lima-group-core-group-and-oas/

‘It is Clear that This is U.S. Neoliberal Interference in Bolivia’
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/it-is-clear-that-this-is-u-s-neoliberal-interference-in-bolivia/

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Seeing Through the Lies – US Edition

18 February 2020 — Craig Murray

The Guardian newspaper has taken the art of obfuscation, false implication and the subtler forms of journalistic lying to new heights in its very extensive coverage of the Roger Stone sentencing saga. It has now devoted fourteen articles in the last fortnight to this rather obscure episode of American political history. Yet in not one of those articles – nor in more than a dozen articles about the Stone case that preceded it over the last few months – has the Guardian informed its readers what Stone was actually convicted of doing.

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

18 February 2020 — WSWS

By Laura Tiernan

This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the US extradition hearing in London that may decide Assange’s fate.

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Dresden Terror Bombing, Like Hiroshima, a Maniacal Warning to Moscow

17 February 2020 — Strategic Culture Foundation

 Finian Cunningham
This weekend 75 years ago, the German city of Dresden was razed to the ground by British and American aerial bombardment. At least 25,000 mainly civilians were destroyed in raid after raid by over 1,200 heavy bombers, indiscriminately dropping high explosives and incendiaries. It took seven years just to clear the rubble.

Bayer On The Edge As Jury Awards $265 M To US Peach Farmer Over Illegal Dicamba Drift

18 February 2020 — Sustainablepulse.com

A jury on Saturday awarded US$ 250 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had severely damaged his trees — an award that could bode well for over 140 other farmers suing the chemical’s makers – Bayer (Monsanto) and BASF.

No Buk missile systems detected near MH17 crash zone — leaked document

18 February 2020 — TASS

In all, four documents have been published

THE HAGUE, February 18. /TASS/. The July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took place in the region where no Buk missile systems were deployed at the time of the tragedy, according to a leaked document of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service.

According to the document, sent to Dutch prosecutors, flight MH17 was flying beyond the range of all identified and operational Ukrainian and Russian locations where 9K37M1 Buk M1 systems were deployed.