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Week in Review: 2023, week 36

Week in Review: 2023, week 36

A grab bag of eastern Europe being afraid of peace, the G20 looking for relevance, the increasing threat of a nuclear apocolypse and a couple of looming 9/11 anniversaries

[This image has nothing whatsoever to do with this episode of Week in Review. But, its cool, no? It also foreshadows an upcoming article ;)]

Published: 2023-09-09



Hypersonic ICBMs for North Korea, YesXorNo, YesXorNo, 2023-09-02


North Korea

Russian Official Says Sarmat Advanced Nuclear Missile System on Combat Duty, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-03

  • You provoke in Ukraine, Syria, and all over the Pacific? Okay, we'll up you on that.


Putin Tells Erdogan Russia Will Rejoin Grain Deal If Sanctions Are Eased, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-04

  • Alex Christoforou laid the position out clearly: stop attacking our ships, unfreeze the funds and allow Russia to trade in grain via SWIFT of there shall be no "grain deal". Oh, and while you're at it, stop using the Black Sea as ashipping route to continue to arm Ukraine.

Eastern European NATO Countries Fear Peace Talks Between Ukraine and Russia, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-05

  • For Peace be Dangerous.

Drone Manufacturer Makes Bank on Ukraine War, Thomas L. Knapp, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • Shock, horror!

Report: Ukraine's Growing Assassination Program, Connor Freeman, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • See also Caitlin's revisit to Pilger's prescience.

US Pledges Millions Seized from Russian Oligarch in Latest Ukraine Aid Package, Connor Freeman, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • A new form of money laundering

Blinken Announces $1 Billion More for Ukraine, Including Depleted Uranium, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • Good money after bad

US Intel Official: Media Misleading Americans About Ukraine's Battlefield Success, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-07

  • Shock, horror! (part II)

Zelensky Speaks With Netanyahu, Requests More Support from Israel, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-07

  • Lets expand the club of stupidity

Musk Comes Under Fire for Preventing Ukraine Attack on Russia, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-08

  • Kyle, that is a rather confused headline. Reinstate Dave, please.


Report: Taiwanese Troops Join US Military Drills in Michigan, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-03

  • Nice place to visit, Michigan

US, Philippines Conduct Joint Naval Patrol in the South China Sea, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-04

  • More freedom of navigation fun on boats with guns

Pentagon Developing AI Drone Swarms to 'Deter' China, Will Porter, Antiwar, 2023-09-07

Africa/Niger & Gabon

France Holding Talks on Withdrawal of 'Certain Military Elements' from Niger, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-05

  • Strike me pink anticolonial, Bruce.


South Africa Says Inquiry Found No Evidence of Arms Shipment to Russia, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-04

  • I wonder how much the South African tax payer had to spend to learn that US diplomats flat out lie?

NATO (non-Ukraine)

Western Sanctions on Russia Fracture G20 Ahead of Upcoming Summit, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • The G20's hayday was last millenium

Poland Aims To Create Largest Army in Europe Within Two Years, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-09-06

  • Now that Ukraine's army has had a haircut fighting Russia on the US's behalf, Poland is shooting for the same look stepping up to the plate.

Middle East

IAEA Report Shows Iran Slows Its Enrichment of Uranium at 60%, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-04

  • Pray tell me, how did the US allow the IAEA to publish this annoying report?

Iraqi Official Says US 'Offensive Weapons' Violate Terms of Agreement, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-05

  • What? The US is STILL IN IRAQ? Oh, that's right, the 20th anniversary was back in March.


Australian Lawmakers to Visit Washington to Lobby for Julian Assange's Freedom, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-09-05

  • Nothing will happen, but Assange supports should have a nice time together in solidarity with each other in support of the best journalist of our age against the hegemon continuing to take revenge on the painful thorn by having him die in prison without being found guilty of anything. Assange is Innocent and innocent until proven guilty.

Other Voices

North Korea

NOKO Kim Jong Un may meet Putin - Changing the World's Stage? w⧸Ray McGovern, Napolitan interviews McGovern, Judging Freedom, 2023-09-05


They Confabulate..., Andrei Martyanov, Reminiscence of the Future..., 2023-09-08

The Economist..., Andrei Martyanov, Reminiscence of the Future..., 2023-09-05

Egads!!! Blinken and Many Western Pundits Still Chugging the Ukraine Kool Aid, Larry Johnson, Sonar 21 (his website), 2023-09-06

Prigozhin’s Three Strikes – Khodorkovsky Business, Berezovsky Politics, the Last Africa Trip, John Helmer, Dances With Wolves, 2023-09-6

Ukraine Shifting the World's Stage w⧸Col. Doug Macgregor, Napolitan interviews Macgregor, Judging Freedom, 2023-09-05

"U.S. Keeping Ukraine in a State of War"- Kremlin w/Alastair Crooke fmr Brit ambassador, Napolitano interviews Crooke, Judging Freedom, 2023-09-06

Ukraine War History - Why it was a Predictable Bloodbath w/Jeffrey Sachs, Napolitano interviews Prof. Sachs, Judging Freedom, 2023-09-07

  • Nothing new here. Its just a masterful hyper-brief summary everything before the SMO. See also Caitlin’s other recent article.


How Sanctions Failed To Hinder China's Development, b., MoonOfAlabama, 2023-09-04

Africa/Niger & Gabon

No Respite for France as 'New Africa' Rises, Pepe Escobar, Consortium News, 2023-09-07


G20: Last Waltz in a World Torn Apart, M. K. Bhadrakumar, Consortium News, 2023-09-06


What's Behind Talk of a Possible Plea Deal for Assange?, Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 2023-09-03

Aussie MPs Headed to Washington to Lobby For Assange, Joe Lauria, Consortium News, 2023-09-05


(Nuclear War)

Kozin & Ritter: Who's To Blame? Collapse of Nuclear Arms Treaties. What It Looks Like to a Russian, Tremblay interviews Ritter and Kozin, Dateline News and Conversation, 2023-08-25

Revisiting John Pilger's 2016 Warnings About US Warmongering Against Russia And China, Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone's Newsletter, 2023-09-06

(Journalism, or lack thereof)

Bad Faith — Blank Checks, Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, 2023-09-04

(US Presidential Election)

Jimmy Dore and Cornel West Get Into Heated Discussion on Campaign Messaging, Dore and West debate campaign issues, ScheerPost, 2023-09-07

(9/11 Anniversaries)

CHILE 50 YRS: Had There Been No Coup in 1973, Vijah Prashad, Consortium News (originally TISR), 2023-09-08

And finally, a little extra on the big 9/11 anniversary with a teensy bit of good news and the obvious combined. US courts will not have anyone submitting “evidence” to them obtained by torture.

8/31/23 Andy Worthington: Some Good News from Guantanamo Bay, Horton interviews Worthington, The Scott Horton Show, 2023-08-31

Of course, the whole Al Qaeda did 9/11 narrative is BS. That they were manipulated to be involved and perhaps even thought they were behind it is possible. But, evidence has been produced which makes it impossible for Al Qaeda to have actually caused the destructions of the 3 buildings in NYC, including the one that contained the Enron investigation data, and the damage to the re-inforced part of the Pentagon, which contained other sensitive infromation best left unknown, was impossible for a collection of reasons. The most damning of these is the use of nanothemite in NYC.

I have published on this topic previously.

Here’s a bonus material for the curious:

Interview 1832 - Ted Walter on Peace, War and 9/11, Corbett interviews Walter, The Corbett Report, 2023-09-06

  • The interview covers Walter’s production of the “Peace, War and 9/11” documentary which covers Graeme McQueen’s contribution to 9/11 Truth and other areas of research. The documentary is also a tribute to Mr. McQueen who died earlier this year and is sorely missed in the 9/11 Truth space.


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