2018-10-03: News Headlines

Shane Quinn (2018-10-03). History of World War II: Hitler's Favorite Commando and Committed Nazi: Otto Skorzeny. globalresearch.ca As late as February and March 1945 the SS commander Otto Skorzeny, and his forces, were enjoying military headway on the Eastern front, however brief and temporary at this stage. Skorzeny's efforts to frustrate the heroic Soviet troops in …

RT (2018-10-03). 'Very scary time for American men'? Trump says Kavanaugh case erodes presumption of innocence. rt.com The scandals surrounding Supreme Court Judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh have shown that a "scary time" has come for young men in the US, where they no longer have the privilege of the presumption of innocence, Donald Trump said.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-10-03). Iran's Alleged "Secret Nuclear Facility" in Lebanon, according to Netanyahu. globalresearch.ca Israel, through its Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, is waving the flag of war in the face of Iran and Hezbollah, showing what is claimed to be a "secret nuclear facility in Iran and Hezbollah strategic missile warehouse in the heart …

RT (2018-10-03). Ex-boyfriend casts doubt on Ford's testimony about Kavanaugh-created 'trauma'. rt.com A statement provided to the senate by Christine Blasey Ford's ex-boyfriend has raised serious questions about the truthfulness of her sworn testimony, in the latest twist to the ongoing Kavanaugh confirmation saga.

wsws (2018-10-03). CIA Democrats call for aggression against Russia, run pro-war campaigns in 2018 congressional races. wsws.org Democratic challengers seeking Republican congressional seats, particularly those with a military-intelligence background, are pushing for ever greater military spending.

RT (2018-10-03). 'Double standard bullsh*t': #MeToo icon Alyssa Milano hates Kavanaugh… but 'loves' Bill Clinton? rt.com Actress Alyssa Milano has used her political clout to rally behind Christine Blasey Ford, but her tweet on apparent "love" for Bill Clinton dug up from the deep past has sparked accusations of hypocrisy

Nicole Karlis, Salon (2018-10-03). Here's How Russian Bots Weaponized Star Wars. alternet.org We've all been trolled online. But have you ever been cyberbullied by a foreign government? | Rich text editor, edit-body-und-0-value, press ALT 0 for help. | What in the universe could be more powerful than the Force? Government cyberwarfare groups' trolls, as it turns out. An academic paper published by researcher Morten Bay of the University of South. . .

DJ Mouse (2018-10-03). US history from suicided writers…10-2-18 Mouse Report. indybay.org w/ nauseating bipartisan warmongering against Russia to ignore…Gary Webb points the finger at the only possible suspect in his own murder…and other real crimes of today we are to play dumb and blame the victim about…from abetting WTC tower demolitions to steal Arab oil…to ignoring 1990 invasion from Uganda to cover for murder of millions in | Rwanda/Katanga…then as now we met the enemy and it was US…(61 min.)…

wsws (2018-10-03). US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea. wsws.org Any misstep or accident in East Asia's sea and airspace now threatens to trigger a full-scale war between the rival nuclear-armed powers.

RT (2018-10-03). Don't mention the Clintons? Senator quote about Democrats mocking abuse victim gets Kavanaugh twist. rt.com Arguing that Republicans have shown nothing but respect for the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senator Lindsey Graham brought up a quote from the 1990s. But some reporters didn't get it.

Eric Zuesse (2018-10-03). US Pivots from Syria to Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Continue to Rise. mintpressnews.com The United States Government is now treating Ukraine as if it were a NATO member, and on September 27th donated to Ukraine two warships for use against Russia. This is the latest indication that the US is switching to Ukraine as the locale to start World War III, and from which the nuclear war is to be sparked against Russia, which borders Ukraine. | Here is why Syria is no longer the US alliance's preferred choice as a place to start WW III: | On September 4th, US President Donald Trump wsws (2018-10-03). Washington threatens preemptive strike against Russian missiles. wsws.org The threat by the US envoy Kay Bailey Hutchison to "take out" Russian missiles raises the specter of a nuclear Third World War.

RT (2018-10-03). GoFundMe campaigns for Kavanaugh & Ford rack up over $1.2 million. rt.com Online fundraising campaigns have raised more than $1.2 million combined for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. |

RT (2018-10-03). 'Now that's objectivity' – MSNBC anchor admits media 'going after' Kavanaugh. rt.com In a rare moment of honesty, MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle said "we're going after" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, seemingly admitting to the media's stance on the judge's confirmation process. |

RT (2018-10-03). Is Kavanaugh innocent or guilty? Democrat senator says it doesn't matter, sparking Twitter outrage. rt.com New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is facing a swift Twitter backlash after saying he believes it is time to "move on" to a new Supreme Court candidate regardless of whether Brett Kavanaugh is "innocent or guilty" of sexual assault.

RT (2018-10-03). FBI documents detail Clinton and Mueller's own 'Russiagate' — but they're classified. rt.com The FBI is facing new calls to declassify documents relating to the sale of US uranium to a Russian company, documents that could implicate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and 'Russiagate' witch-hunter Robert Mueller. |

Ajamu Baraka (2018-10-03). Syria and the S-300s: Re-Centering the People in the Global Struggles for Power. globalresearch.ca Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! | "The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world …

RT (2018-10-03). Scare tactics: Shrieks of horror as bat crashes Trump rally (VIDEO). rt.com A winged creature of the night hilariously gatecrashed a rally for President Donald Trump as a bat stirred up chaos amongst the crowd. Police were even forced to swoop in to contain one of Count Dracula's minions.

RT (2018-10-03). America's next top villain: Is China lined up to replace Russia as the US' default enemy? rt.com Recent provocations in the South China Sea follow rising tensions between the US and China, but with rivalry expanding into the economic and political spheres, it seems Beijing is now encroaching on Russia's top-villain status. |

Boiko Hristov (2018-10-03). The Struggle for the Ukraine Orthodox Church: Tension Between the Constantinople and Moscow Patriarchate. Is there an Option Which Will Avoid a Schism? globalresearch.ca Over the past few weeks, the degree of tension between Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate has significantly grown. The meeting of the two patriarchs, not expected to be fruitful, took place on August 31 and on September 7, the Ecumenical …

Staff (2018-10-03). North Korea Said to Have Stolen a Fortune in Online Bank Heists. truthdig.com The nation's nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam.

RT (2018-10-03). Boomerang effect: Burglar knocks himself out with a rock he threw to break store window (VIDEO). rt.com A hilarious attempted heist ended in what appeared to be a mild concussion after the would-be thief was struck on the head with his own weapon.

RT (2018-10-03). Trump told Saudi King he wouldn't last '2 weeks' without US support. rt.com The Saudi Arabian monarchy would fall "within two weeks" if it wasn't for the military support that the US has provided to the Gulf kingdom over the decades, Donald Trump noted in graceless remarks to the King.

Andrew Korybko (2018-10-03). President Putin's Visit to India Will be a Moment of Reckoning for Both Countries. globalresearch.ca The Russian leader's upcoming trip to India places the prerogative for deciding the future course of their strategic partnership squarely in his host's lap. | President Putin will visit India later this week to participate in the annual India-Russia Summit, though …

RT (2018-10-03). US says Palestine 'not a state,' withdraws from Vienna Convention's 'optional protocol'. rt.com The US is withdrawing from the "optional protocol" in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, John Bolton has confirmed. He said it follows a case brought by Palestine, challenging the US embassy's move to Jerusalem.

RT (2018-10-03). 'Ex-Navy sailor' behind Pentagon ricin package scare — report. rt.com A former Navy sailor has reportedly sent the two suspicious packages found in a Pentagon mailroom on Tuesday, a Fox News report claims.

ZeroHedge (2018-10-03). Russia Confirms Delivery of S-300 Missile System to Syria. mintpressnews.com Russia's Foreign Minister confirmed that transfer was in progress last Saturday, and that the move will "be devoted to ensure 100 percent safety and security of our men in Syria."

RT (2018-10-03). Argh! America gets a text from Trump, memes ensue. rt.com As cell phones across the US went off in a 'Presidential Alert' test, millions of voices cried out in response. Despite the text saying "no action is needed," people did react: with anger, laughter, frustration, and even memes.

RT (2018-10-02). Kavanaugh's Yale classmate admits he 'is not certain' judge was in the house during 'shocking' party. rt.com Tad Low, who was Kavanaugh's Yale classmate in the late 1980s, wrote an accusatory letter about a salacious party taking place in Kavanaugh's house. However, he "isn't certain" if the future judge was present during the event.

RT (2018-10-02). 'I hope they didn't do it': State Dept in doubt over S-300 delivery, warns of 'serious escalation'. rt.com The news of Russia completing the delivery of its S-300 air defense system to the Syrian Army has provoked a nervous reaction in Washington, as the US State Department said it still hopes that the delivery had not taken place.

RT (2018-10-02). It's a (Russian) trap! Negative tweets about The Last Jedi movie were Russian bots – report. rt.com A new report analyzing online reaction to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie has identified an interesting and questionable culprit behind some of the negative tweets posted about the film: Russian bots and trolls. |

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-10-02). Iran And Hezbollah Are Ready To Face Any Challenge: But Are Israel And The US Ready? iranian.com Israel, through its Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, is waving the flag of war in the face of Iran and Hezbollah, showing what is claimed to be a "secret nuclear facility in Iran and Hezbollah strategic missile warehouse in the heart of the capital Beirut". The "secret nuclear facility" has been debunked by Iranians living in the area- […]

RT (2018-10-02). 'A lying slip-and-fall con artist' — Kavanaugh accuser savaged for TV interview. rt.com Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has been slammed for giving a TV interview full of wild and unprovable allegations. |

RT (2018-10-02). Tired of the political divide in America? Don't worry, it's going to get much worse. rt.com Politically and culturally, the gulf between left and right, Democrat and Republican, seems to be widening day by day. According to one new study, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Tehran Times (2018-10-02). UN Rejects Netanyahu Claims About Iran, Says IAEA Won't Take Intel At Face Value. iranian.com The UN nuclear watchdog has said its independence is paramount and it does not take intelligence presented to it at face value, in an apparent response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims of a "secret atomic warehouse" in Iran. Netanyahu – who opposes the nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that the International […]

RT (2018-10-02). Georgetown professor says Kavanaugh defenders 'deserve miserable deaths' and should be 'castrated'. rt.com A controversial professor at Washington D.C.'s Georgetown University has tweeted that "entitled white men" deserve to have their corpses castrated and fed to pigs. The university doesn't seem to think there's a problem. |

RT (2018-10-02). Whoopi Goldberg implies Trump Jr's sons may have 'tendencies' to abuse women. rt.com The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has said that the only reason Donald Trump Jr. would need to be worried for his sons' safety in the #MeToo era would be if he believed his sons had the "tendencies" to abuse someone.

RT (2018-10-02). FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair during bizarre 'Indiana Jones' raid. rt.com When an FBI agent and three bomb squad officers arrived at a vacant property, nothing could have prepared them for the bizarre array of booby traps and explosives that awaited them. One would soon be hospitalized.

Louis Proyect (2018-10-02). Between Socialism and Barbarism. counterpunch.org On September 20, 2013, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at a Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in the Novgorod region that announced his new orientation to the far-right internationally: Another serious challenge to Russia's identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects. More

RT (2018-10-02). Nimble bat scares Trump rally ahead of Halloween (VIDEO). rt.com A winged creature of the night hilariously gatecrashed a rally for President Donald Trump with the bat stirring up chaos amongst the crowd. Police were even forced to swoop in to contain one of Count Dracula's minions.

RT (2018-10-02). Lightning-quick raccoon evades pest control at US police station (VIDEO). rt.com Texas cops had to chase down an unusual trespasser in the form of a four-legged, lightning-quick raccoon that invaded Bedford Police Station on Monday.

Shared by Ben NortonAaron Maté (2018-10-02). Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI. therealnews.com John Bolton and Mike Pompeo headlined the annual United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit, where speakers celebrated the strangling of the Iranian economy under U.S. sanctions and cheered on regime change. We report from inside

RT (2018-10-02). Americans brace for texts straight from Trump — with no chance to opt-out. rt.com On Wednesday, every mobile phone in the US will receive a message from President Donald Trump, and the only way to stop it is to switch it off (or flee into the wilderness). Although three people want a court to shield them.

RT (2018-10-02). Snoop Dogg calls Kanye West 'Uncle Tom,' as West's love affair with Trump deepens. rt.com Venerable rapper and consummate dope-fiend Snoop Dogg called fellow rapper Kanye West an "Uncle Tom" for his support of President Trump, as West's reinvention as a political commentator continues to draw liberal ire. |

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-10-02). Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI. therealnews.com John Bolton and Mike Pompeo headlined the annual United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit, where speakers celebrated the strangling of the Iranian economy under U.S. sanctions and cheered on regime change. We report from inside

RT (2018-10-02). 'They have to keep us happy': Trump brandishes his 'powerful' tariff stick at India. rt.com Already engaged in numerous trade disputes across the globe, Donald Trump has slammed India as a "tariff king" that is clinging to the "privilege" of trading with the US and struggling to negotiate a deal to appease Washington.

RT (2018-10-02). Secret Service intercepts 'suspicious' envelope to Trump amid Pentagon 'ricin parcels' scare. rt.com The US Secret Service has confirmed that a "suspicious" envelope was sent to the White House and addressed to President Donald Trump, following reports of two letters testing positive for ricin being intercepted at the Pentagon.

RT (2018-10-02). Parcels sent to Pentagon test positive for ricin – officials. rt.com At least two packages sent to the Department of Defense headquarters in Washington, DC have tested positive for ricin, a dangerous poison, US officials said. The FBI is investigating.

RT (2018-10-01). #NotHer: Kellyanne Conway's sex assault story doesn't matter, because she's on the wrong side. rt.com With the Democratic party demanding that survivors of sexual assault be believed and their motives for coming forward unquestioned, one woman's story isn't deserving of the same respect: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's. |

RT (2018-10-01). Sen. Flake says 'not a chance' he'd ask for FBI probe into Kavanaugh if he was seeking re-election. rt.com Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), the key figure behind the White House's decision to re-open an FBI investigation into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has said he would have not called for the probe if he hoped to get re-elected.

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