U-turns, genocide, the little train that could - News Bytes - 30-Oct-2019

Lendman: 'Endless US Rape, Occupation and Plunder of Syria' - 21st Century Wire

Like his predecessors, Trump operates as a frontman for the military, industrial, security complex, Wall Street, and other monied interests. As commander-in-chief, he continues endless US wars of aggression in multiple theaters, along with economic terrorism on Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba, and other nations on the US target list for regime change — including China and Russia.

Turkey 'Double Whammy': US House Recognizes Armenian Genocide, Approves Sanctions Over Syria Incursion | Zero Hedge

Late in the day Tuesday the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of adopting a historic resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. This, it should be noted, on the 96th anniversary of the founding of Turkey as a republic no less.

And in another major simultaneous "gift" to Turkey's Erdogan — what headlines are already calling a "double whammy" — the House also voted overwhelmingly to approve a biting sanctions bill that if signed into law would crush Turkey's economy and target Erdogan's financial assets personally over his controversial military incursion into northern Syria.

INTERVIEW: Syrian Girl on Trump's Latest U-Turn in Syria - 21st Century Wire

In EP #300 of the SUNDAY WIRE, host Patrick Henningsen speaks with Syrian political analyst and commentator Maram Susli aka ‘Syrian Girl’ to discuss Trump’s apparent U-turn in Syria – as US troops quickly move back into northeastern Syria after the White House told the world it was ‘pulling out’.

What is Turkey’s real agenda for northern Syria and its Kurdish population, and what possible solutions might be available for Syrian refugees currently in Turkey? Also, what does the future hold for Syria politically and geopolitically? All this and more. Listen:

Cyberattack Shuts Down India's Largest Nuclear Power Plant | Zero Hedge

While cybersecurity experts are investigating the breach, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu has denied being the victim of a cyber attack and denied any incident of a spy virus having infected the systems at the plant. The statement asserted that since “Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project (KKNPP) and other Indian Power Plants Control Systems are stand alone and not connected to outside cyber network and Internet, any cyberattack on the Nuclear Power Plant Control Systems is not possible.” This however, is a false assertion which was exposed when Israeli intelligence targeted Iranian Nuclear facility (which also was not connected to Internet) with Stuxnet.

The little Russian engine that could: Villager spends decade building own railway, complete with steampunky locomotive (VIDEO) — RT Russia News

Pavel Chilin started building a narrow-gauge railroad on his land over a decade ago, initially as part a hobby project and part a purely utilitarian undertaking: carting things around seemed easier than carrying them.

A few years into it, he decided it made sense to complement the railway with an actual engine. It took eight years, lots of metal scraps and help from fellow tinkerer Sergey Trekhov to complete, but now it’s up and running.

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