Archiv: military bases


16.06.2019 - 09:17 [ Ryukyu Shimpo ]

“It could have been me”–participants of memorial and protest wear black, shed tears for woman killed by U.S. soldier

(02.06.2019)

“It could have been me…” At an emergency memorial and protest held June 2 to remember the murder of a woman by a serviceman in the U.S. Marine Corps in Chatan, Okinawa in April, participants prayed for the victim to rest in peace and confirmed the importance of thinking of the incident not as someone else’s sorrow but as an event directly involving each and every person in Okinawa.

16.06.2019 - 08:58 [ Asahi.com ]

‘Talk Caravan’ brings Okinawa base dispute to national level

(12.06.2019)

In a prefectural referendum in February, a decisive 72 percent of voters in Okinawa expressed opposition to the base relocation.

Tamaki’s pledge to halt the base transfer led to his overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election last September.

01.06.2019 - 12:00 [ teleSUR ]

Argentina „Dirty War“ Corporal Testifies 4000 Thrown into Sea Alive

The Calvary corporal confirmed that the Campo de Mayo military base was used as a clandestine detention center for people involved in the „counter-offensive“ resisting the dictatorship, and which during the conflict, he recounted, were boarded onto planes by the thousands only to plunge into the sea.

20.04.2019 - 21:02 [ Stephen Lendman / Global Research ]

Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno

Correa expelled the Pentagon from his country, shutting down its Manta airbase, the region’s largest. Moreno invited what no country should tolerate on its territory to return.

Economist President Correa opposed IMF debt bondage. Moreno went the other way. Correa opposed privatization of oil, gas, water, electricity, and other government enterprises, what Moreno wants handed to corporate predators, most likely for self-enrichment.

08.04.2019 - 02:42 [ Jersey Evening Post ]

Stealth fighter jets set for first overseas deployment later this year

The home base of the F-35s is RAF Marham in Norfolk and they will be deployed to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus…

The UK currently owns 17 of the multimillion-pound aircraft, and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson pledged that a total of 138 will be bought.

22.03.2019 - 23:26 [ Veterans For Peace ]

Two U.S. Veterans For Peace Refused Bail at Ennis District Court

Ed Horgan, coordinator of Irish Veterans For Peace, said, „This process is a clear attempt to punish the two VFP activists before any trial takes place. We are calling on all peace and human rights activists in Ireland and internationally to campaign not only on behalf of Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff, but, more important, on behalf of all the innocent people being killed and injured by US illegal wars.“

14.02.2019 - 09:40 [ telesur ]

Cuba: US Planes Fly to Strategic Areas to Pressure Venezuela

„Between Feb. 6 and 10, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico; the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands that have a strategic location, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations,“ Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affair (Minrex), stated and added that „these flights took off from U.S. military facilities from where Special Operation Troops and U.S. Marine Corps units operate.“

12.02.2019 - 16:41 [ Nation.co.ke ]

UK, Russia and UAE scramble to set up military bases in Somaliland

(8.1.2019) Somaliland, a former British colony, is yet to be recognised internationally.

The Somaliland embassy in Nairobi, neither denied not confirmed reports that Britain was seeking to set up a military base in the horn of Africa country. Somaliland Ambassador to Kenya Omar Bashe said his country was excited over Mr Williamson’s visit which, he said, would help the country’s push for international recognition after breaking away from Somalia.

12.02.2019 - 16:36 [ Bloomberg.com ]

U.A.E. Military Base in Breakaway Somaliland to Open by June

(6.11.2018) Emirati footholds in Somaliland and Eritrea provide strategic locations as the U.A.E. supports the Saudi Arabia-led war against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The surveillance system will be used to protect the base in the Somaliland port town of Berbera and monitor the territory’s 800-kilometer (500-mile) coastline, former ambassador to the U.A.E. Bashe Awil Omar said.

05.01.2019 - 09:16 [ Axios.com ]

Bolton to praise Bolsonaro, declare „Troika of Tyranny“ in Latin America speech

National Security Adviser John Bolton will declare the election of right-wing firebrand Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil as a „positive sign“ for Latin America while denouncing Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as a „Troika of Tyranny,“ according to excerpts seen by Axios of a speech he will give at 1 p.m. ET in Miami.

05.01.2019 - 09:08 [ Herald.co.zw ]

US, Brazil’s new govt target Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed supporting a return to democracy in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua with Brazil’s new right-wing government on Wednesday, in a joint effort against what he called authoritarian regimes in Latin America.

Pompeo and Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo considered deepening cooperation in the region at a meeting in Brasilia following Tuesday’s inauguration of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

05.01.2019 - 09:04 [ Time.com ]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Considers Opening U.S. Military Base to Counter Russian Influence

In the interview to the SBT network Thursday night, Bolsonaro said he is worried about Russia’s closeness with Venezuela. In December, the two countries held a joint training mission in Venezuela that was criticized by U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“My approximation with the United States is economic, but it could also be warlike,” said Bolsonaro, adding the base would be “symbolic” since American military power can reach any part of the globe.

05.01.2019 - 09:02 [ Mintpressnews.com ]

Pompeo Tours Latin America with an Eye on Venezuela Regime Change

(4.1.2019) Miko Pompeo visited newly-minted right-wing governments in Latin America this week, rallying support for US regime change efforts in Venezuela.

21.12.2018 - 05:12 [ Newsweek.com ]

Who Is U.S. Bombing in Syria? Government, Activists Accuse Coalition of Attacking Army Instead of ISIS

(3.12.2018) Nevertheless, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based monitor with ties to the Syrian opposition, appeared to corroborate the government with its own account published Monday. The report claimed that about 15 missiles had been fired from Al-Tanf, where the U.S. base was located, toward pro-government positions.

19.12.2018 - 15:00 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Expands Afghan Base to Accommodate Ongoing Surge

President Trump announced a surge in Afghanistan in August of 2017. While the military’s decision to keep troop levels classified has made it hard to track the specifics of this, the surge is continuing, and places like Camp Dahlke West continue to expand rapidly to house all the new troops.

19.12.2018 - 12:38 [ Xinhuanet ]

U.S. forces establish new base in Iraq near Syrian border: report

According to the mayor, this is the second military base established in Rummanah area near al-Qaim. Another base was set up in earlier December.

„The new base is close to the borderline with Syria, apparently aimed at monitoring the border to protect the U.S. forces deployed inside Syria near the Iraqi-Syrian border,“ al-Mahalawi added.