Ukraine News Links 17-18 July 2022

Monday, 18 July 2022 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Switzerland turns down NATO request on Ukrainians

In Eurasia, the War of Economic Corridors Is in Full Swing

Leaked Docs: Facebook ‘Bot’ Adviser Secretly in Pay of U.S. Regime Change Agency

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Saudi FM: No Normalization, No Arab NATO, No Cooperation with ‘Israel’

Saturday, 16 July 2022 —  Internationalist 360°

Al Mayadeen

In a statement on Saturday evening, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan denied much of what US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid remarked during their bilateral meeting, which was thought to be mainly about the normalization of relations with “Israel” and increasing oil production.

The Jeddah Summit for Security and Development kicked off this afternoon in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Biden and leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as well as Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq.
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Watch: U.S. Intel Officer Targeted by John Bolton Reacts to Coup-Plot Confession

Sunday, 17 July, 2022 — The Grayzone

John Bolton admitted to CNN that he “helped plan coups d’etat” abroad, including Venezuela. Fulton Armstrong — a former senior US intelligence official who Bolton tried to oust  — responds.

By Aaron MATÉ

In a live interview with CNN, former senior US official John Bolton admitted that he has “helped plan coups d’etat” in a number of foreign countries, including Venezuela.

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RT responds to ‘trial after conviction’ by UK media watchdog

Monday, 18 July 2022 — RT

[The link above may or may not work. I lucked out and got the text. B]

The broadcaster says it’s being punished for sharing views and facts the British establishment want kept out of the public eye

RT has pointed out the ‘absurdity’ of UK media regulator Ofcom’s decision to find the Russian outlet guilty of violating broadcasting rules months after revoking its license. In a statement on Monday, RT also questioned how British authorities planned to further punish the already sanctioned company.

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Sergey Lavrov: “Staged incidents as the Western approach to doing politics”

Monday, 18 July 18, 2022 — The Saker

Published in Izvestia newspaper

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article

Today, the Russian Armed Forces, together with the self-defence units of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, are delivering on the objectives of the special military operation with great resolve to put an end to the outrageous discrimination and genocide of the Russian people and eliminate direct threats to the security of the Russian Federation that the United States and its satellites have been creating on Ukrainian territory for years. While losing on the battlefield, the Ukrainian regime and its Western patrons have descended to staging bloody incidents to demonise our country in the eyes of the international community. We have already seen Bucha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, and Kremenchug. The Russian Defence Ministry has been regularly issuing warnings, with facts in hand, about upcoming staged incidents and fakes.

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The crushing power of the pharmaceutical industry – a sorry tale

Monday, 18 July 2022 — Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Here is a sorry tale about the power of the pharmaceutical industry to crush all dissent … dead. The key player is Dr. Aseem Malhotra, who some of you may know. He is a consultant cardiologist. Very bright, sparky, willing to take on the establishment when required. I get on well with him, we communicate on many different issues. He has his detractors – I am not one of them.

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Watch: Max Blumenthal & Aaron Mate slam corporate media disinfo at Collision Toronto

Saturday, 16 July 2022 — The Grayzone

At the Collision tech conference in Toronto on 6/21/22, before a hostile audience filled with members of the corporate press, The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate explain how the mainstream media is the most prolific source of disinformation on the planet, working closely with the national security state to cultivate public support for war while deflecting scrutiny from the oligarchy that controls it.

Russia-Iran relations take a quantum leap

Sunday, 17 July 2022 — Indian Punchline


Iran’s Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri (L) and Commander of the Army Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi visiting an underground drone base in western Zagros Mountains, May 28, 2022

When the US National Security Advisor Jack Sullivan first spoke about a potential Iran-Russian drone deal, Moscow kept quiet and Tehran issued a pro forma rebuttal, which, taken together, suggested that it is a work in progress. Sullivan’s disclosure appeared at the fag-end of a White House briefing for President Biden’s forthcoming West Asia tour to Israel and Saudi Arabia, and seemed to have an element of grandstanding aimed at fuelling the latent anti-Iran sentiments in the Gulf region that could, in turn, inject some degree of contemporaneity to POTUS’ signal project to cobble  together an Israeli-Arab military front in the region.

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