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Monday, 8 May 2017

8 May 2017. Cinco de Mayo ISN’T Tacos and Tequila

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Cinco de Mayo is a great anti-imperialist holiday… it wasn’t an invention of taco-shack-owning businessmen. On 5 May 1862, an outnumbered and outgunned Mexican force kicked ass on the French imperialist invaders of Mexico. No… it wasn’t the end of the war… but it did buoy up the Mexican patriots sufficiently that they were able to finally kick the French out on their asses. So… whenever you see Cinco de Mayo kitsch… know that there’s real history… real LEFT history… behind it…

BMD

8 May 2017. Why Do We Celebrate This Day? We Remember the Cost in Blood

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Iran Would Destroy the KSA If Riyadh Does Anything “Ignorant”

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Following the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince’s comments about moving the battle to Iran, Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said if the Saudis do anything stupid, the Iranian forces would hit back and destroy the entire kingdom… apart from Mecca and Medina. On Sunday, Dehqan gave the warning in an interview broadcast on Arabic-language al-Manar TV in response to remarks made by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said any battle between Riyadh and Tehran would take place on Iranian soil. Prince Mohammed said:

We’d work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia.

Dehqan said:

We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we’d leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina.

He referred to the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen… in which over 12,000 people have died… and said the Saudis think they can do anything because they have an air force.

On Tuesday, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the KSA’s Defence Minister, ruled out ties with Iran after Tehran announced the possibility of de-escalation of tensions if Riyadh halts its war against Yemen. He emphasised that talks with Iran were impossible, as Tehran’s goal was to “control the Muslim world”. The prince made the remarks after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic was ready to normalise ties with Riyadh if the KSA halted its bombardment of Yemen and stopped supporting extremist groups.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, an Iranian Armed Forces spokesman dismissed the recent Saudi Deputy Crown Prince’s remarks, noting that Riyadh is implementing hostile policies fomented by the USA and Israel in the region. On Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that Prince Mohammed’s remarks prove that the KSA follows “confrontational and destructive policies” in the region and towards Tehran. The KSA has incessantly pounded Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to bring back to power the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Ansarullah movement. However, the Riyadh régime failed to reach its goals despite great expense on its part.

8 May 2017

Pars Today

http://parstoday.com/en/news/iran-i52268-saudi_kingdom_will_be_destroyed_if_riyadh_does_anything_’ignorant

Two Roadside Bombs Explode in DNR Before Zakharchenko’s Motorcade Arrival

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On Monday, our correspondent reported that two roadside bombs exploded near the Saur Mogila memorial complex in the DNR shortly before the arrival of a motorcade with DNR Head of state A V Zakharchenko. The explosions occurred on the only road to the memorial a few minutes before cars with journalists were supposed to use it. Zakharchenko was to follow this same route. The site was going to host events dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the end of the VOV. No one was hurt and police sealed off that section of road.

8 May 2017

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201705081053373377-dpr-bombing-zakharchenko-motorcade/

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