Daily Archives: 25. September 2022

25.09.2022 - 19:45 [ Haaretz ]

Speed Up Netanyahu’s Trial

Although there is a certain logic in putting together all the corruption charges against Netanyahu, it is now clear that the decision of former Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit to do so has contributed to slowing down the process. Add to that the support by the High Court of Justice that no legal obstacle prevents Netanyahu from serving as prime minister despite his trial – the result is complete chaos.

25.09.2022 - 19:41 [ en.topwar.ru ]

Enemy targets in Odessa have been hit in the morning with the use of drones „Geran-2“


Strikes continued with the use of loitering ammunition at enemy military facilities in Odessa. According to the latest data, the new strikes were carried out using Geran-2 strike drones, which are called an exact copy of Iranian Shahed-136 drones.

25.09.2022 - 18:16 [ UkraineFrontlines.com ]

Kamikaze drones serial production has started in Ukraine


Earlier, Yuriy Kasyanov wrote that a serial production of attack drones will start in Ukraine without the participation of the state. People believed, gave money, gave furniture, machine tools, tools, hoods, soldering irons, oscillographs.

Serial production of kamikaze drones. 8 pieces were made, 10 pieces are under production, components were purchased for 38 pieces.

According to the plan, up to 100 pieces can be produced in September, 2022.

25.09.2022 - 18:12 [ NavalPost.com ]

Russian Navy Ships Get More Powerful with Kamikaze drones

(October 30, 2021)

As previously reported by the Ministry of Defense, an exercise was staged in Kamchatka in October, during which they rehearsed providing fire support for troops arriving on the coast. Unmanned kamikaze and unmanned aircraft were employed for the first time during the maneuvers. Their assistance destroyed the conditional enemy’s personnel and equipment. In addition, certain kinds of Russian hovering munitions have already been tested in the field.

The Cube and Lancet drones, in particular, were deployed in Syria. Bekkhan Ozdoev, industrial director of Rostec’s weapons complex, stated that kamikaze drones have proven to be successful tools on the battlefield due to their advantages in Syria

25.09.2022 - 18:08 [ Newsweek ]

How Bigger Kamikaze Drones Expected From U.S. Could Boost Ukraine’s Fight


A U.S. research and development contract for 10 larger, long-range Switchblade 600 kamikaze drones is expected to be awarded within the next 30 days, according to a Monday Defense News report citing Pentagon spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell. The U.S. has already supplied Ukraine with hundreds of smaller Switchblade 300 and Phoenix Ghost drones, which are able to „loiter“ in an area and conduct surveillance for hours before reaching a target and detonating.

25.09.2022 - 18:04 [ RepublicWorld.com ]

What are Kamikaze drones? All about ‚Suicide Drones‘ which US might transfer to Ukraine


US President Joe Biden is considering sending US-made Kamikaze drones, also dubbed as suicide or killer drones, to war-hit Ukraine as part of $1 billion security assistance. According to reports, Biden is considering sending lightweight and ultramodern Kamikaze drones, which can fly up to 40 minutes then bomb a target.

‚Switchblade‘ drones will likely placate Ukrainian President Zelenskyy as the US has repeatedly opposed his calls for a no-flight zone over Ukraine, fearing that it could spread the war.

25.09.2022 - 18:01 [ New York Times ]

Hobbits and the Hard Right: How Fantasy Inspires Italy’s Potential New Leader

Giorgia Meloni, the nationalist politician who is the front-runner to become prime minister, sees “The Lord of the Rings” as not just a series of novels, but also a sacred text.

25.09.2022 - 17:35 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Zelensky received PR advice from Netanyahu aides


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky consulted in recent weeks with a pair of public relations advisers to Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in a bid to galvanize military support for his country as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion, according to a report Tuesday.

Walla news said Zelensky received advice from Srulik Einhorn, who was a senior adviser for Netanyahu’s Likud party during the last election. He also reportedly consulted with Jonatan Urich, a longtime Netanyahu aide who continues to serve as the former prime minister’s spokesman.

25.09.2022 - 17:28 [ derStandard.at ]

Russischer Angriff auf Odessa: Die Drohnen der Mullahs

Am Hafen von Odessa simmerten noch die letzten Glutnester, als in Kiew ein neues Feuer ausbrach. Anders als im ersten Fall beschränkten sich die Folgen letzteren auf die diplomatische Front. Per Twitter bestätigte Oleg Nikolenko, der Sprecher des Außenministeriums der Ukraine, was Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj bereits am Vorabend angekündigt hatte. Ihr Land entzieht dem Botschafter des Iran mit sofortiger Wirkung die Akkreditierung.

25.09.2022 - 17:26 [ LawfareBlog.com ]

Covert Military Information Operations and the New NDAA: The Law of the Gray Zone Evolves

(December 10, 2019)

Section 1631(b) expressly affirms that the Defense Department can conduct “military operations” in the information environment, “including clandestine operations,” for certain purposes. I’ll have more to say about that reference to “clandestine” below. First, let’s note the broad list of purposes.

The military’s role comes into play in three scenarios. First, defense of the United States itself. Second, defense of allies. Third, defense of the “interests” of the United States. The statute notably does not clarify what nature or degree of threats to these objects count, and so the invitation can only be described as quite broad.

25.09.2022 - 17:00 [ Washington Post ]

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

(September 19, 2022)

The measure, known as Section 1631, allows the military to carry out clandestine psychological operations without crossing what the CIA has claimed as its covert authority, alleviating some of the friction that had hindered such operations previously.

“Combatant commanders got really excited,” recalled the first defense official. “They were very eager to utilize these new authorities. The defense contractors were equally eager to land lucrative classified contracts to enable clandestine influence operations.”

25.09.2022 - 16:54 [ Max Blumenthal / Nitter ]

After Congress passed Section 1631 allowing the military to conduct covert online propaganda, the Pentagon created droves of accounts spreading fake news against designated enemies, including one claiming Iran was harvesting organs in Afghanistan


25.09.2022 - 15:12 [ theHill.com ]

The seven Democrats most likely to run for president — if Biden bows out

While Harris, 57, has seen her own approval ratings fall at times during an up-and-down tenure as vice president, she remains the top non-Biden possibility for 2024.

25.09.2022 - 14:59 [ CNN ]

Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign. They’re just not sure if he’ll run.

The mood has notably shifted among top Democrats in recent months. During the depths of Biden’s political struggles in March, some party leaders from all over the country huddled in the hallways of the Hilton a few blocks from the White House for the annual Democratic National Committee meeting, according to four people involved in the conversations. Over drinks, while looking around to make sure no one overheard, they winced and grimaced and whispered…

25.09.2022 - 13:58 [ Jacobin.com ]

Italy’s Election Is Dominated by Postfascists — but the Left Is Raising Its Head

In this carousel of Italian politics, the Left has remained out of the picture for too long. It has not been in parliament since 2008, with the exception of small lists in alliance with the Partito Democratico or MPs who quit other parties. It has thus been fourteen years since an independent left has had its own parliamentary representation in Italy. It is an even greater tragedy if we remember that Italy once had the largest Communist Party in Western Europe and a Left whose presence extended from social movements and trade unions to the world of culture.

This time, however, something has moved. With the launch of Unione Popolare, the Italian left is trying to reorganize itself to return to the political scene.

25.09.2022 - 10:50 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Über die Welten zwischen Souveränität und Nationalismus

(1. September 2018)

Zu den Gegensätzlichkeiten von Souveränität und Nationalismus.

Dargestellt werden sollen diese aus (mutmaßlich) subjektiver Sicht. Im Folgenden kann Souveränität auch, wenn man denn auf den -ismus nicht verzichten will, als Souveränismus bezeichnet werden. Nationalismus kann in diesem Zusammenhang und Artikel als deckungsgleich oder wirknah zu rechten, rechtsradikalen oder rechtsextremen Parteien, Strömungen und Anschauungen aufgefasst werden.

25.09.2022 - 10:32 [ Politico.com ]

Veni, vidi, veto: Giorgia Meloni’s march on Brussels

More than useless, Brussels had been hostile, she added: “We are facing the most powerful and violent attack against governments of sovereign nations opposing the dictatorship of politically correct ideology.” As examples, she cited the EU’s attempts to punish Poland and Hungary for democratic backsliding and efforts “to humiliate the British people who have freely chosen Brexit.”

25.09.2022 - 09:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wahl in Italien hat begonnen

Rund 30 bis 40 Prozent der Wählerinnen und Wähler, so die Meinungsforscher, sind noch unentschlossen. Ihre Wahl könnte entscheidend sein, wie eindeutig der erwartete Sieg der rechten Allianz wird. Erstmals werden weniger Abgeordnete gewählt werden, die beiden Parlamentskammern sind um rund ein Drittel auf insgesamt 600 Sitze verkleinert worden. Die Wahllokale sind bis 23 Uhr geöffnet. Nach den ersten Hochrechnungen wird für Montagmorgen ein vorläufiges Ergebnis erwartet.