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Ukrainian Counteroffensive ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Succeed – US Officials (RT)
Authorities Cannot Be Unaware Of Organ Trafficking – Hague Lawyer On Kiev (RT)
Ukraine Claims It Foiled Major Assassination Plot Against Zelensky (ZH)
Trump Derangement at The Post (RCW)
Rep. Justin Amash Defends President Trump Over 2020 Election Indictment (ZH)
Proving a Lie Will Not Necessarily Secure a Conviction for Jack Smith (Turley)
J6 Committee Failed To Preserve Records, Has No Data On Security Failures (Fox)
Is A Second Anti-Colonial Liberation On The Horizon? (Denis Rogatyuk)
Crisis in Niger: How France’s Interests in West Africa Are at Stake (Sp.)
Poll: Over 60% Of Nigeriens Consider Russia Most Reliable Partner (TASS)
Goal of Imran Khan’s Arrest to Keep Ex-Pakistani PM ‘Out of Elections’ (Sp.)
Imran Khan’s Supporters Are Silenced But Determined (BBC)
Musk’s Cage Match With Zuckerberg in Jeopardy as Neck & Back Woes Emerge (Sp.)





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Ukrainian Counteroffensive ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Succeed – US Officials (RT)

Kiev’s Western backers are losing faith in the ability of the Ukrainian military to penetrate Russian defenses and turn the tide of the conflict, US and other Western officials told CNN on Tuesday. “[The Ukrainians are] still going to see, for the next couple of weeks, if there is a chance of making some progress. But for them to really make progress that would change the balance of this conflict, I think, it’s extremely, highly unlikely,” an unnamed “senior Western diplomat” told the American broadcaster. Illinois Representative Mike Quigley, a Democrat who recently met with US commanders in Europe, described their briefings as “sobering.” “We’re reminded of the challenges [the Ukrainians] face,” he said, adding that “This is the most difficult time of the war.”

Ukraine launched its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russian forces in early June, assaulting multiple points along the frontline from Zaporozhye to Donetsk regions. However, the Russian military had spent several months preparing a dense and multi-layered network of minefields, trenches, and fortifications, which the Ukrainian side has thus far failed to overcome. Advancing through minefields without air support, Ukraine’s Western-trained and NATO-equipped units have suffered horrendous casualties, losing 43,000 troops and 4,900 pieces of heavy weaponry in just over two months, according to the most recent figures from the Russian Defense Ministry. “[The] Russians have a number of defensive lines and [Ukrainian forces] haven’t really gone through the first line,” another anonymous Western diplomat told CNN.

“Even if they would keep on fighting for the next several weeks, if they haven’t been able to make more breakthroughs throughout these last seven, eight weeks, what is the likelihood that they will suddenly, with more depleted forces, make them?” Despite the best efforts of Ukraine’s armed forces chief, Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, to convince the US that “the initiative is on our side,” officials told CNN that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky could soon be pushed to sue for peace if progress remains stalled. A senior US military official predicted that Kiev would rely more and more on piecemeal strikes within Russia – like the recent drone attacks on Moscow – to compensate for its shortcomings on the battlefield. The Kremlin has drawn similar conclusions from these attacks, with spokesman Dmitry Peskov declaring last week that Kiev was launching “terrorist strikes” as “acts of desperation” to distract from its failing counteroffensive.

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Always be aware of who and what you fund. Before you know it, it belongs to you.

Authorities Cannot Be Unaware Of Organ Trafficking – Hague Lawyer On Kiev (RT)

Illegal organ-trafficking is not possible without a cover-up from the authorities, Zoran Zivanovic, a lawyer who defended a number of Serbs in the Hague Tribunal in 2005, told RT Balkan on Monday. Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed that officials in Kiev could be engaged in an organ trafficking business that also involves former Kosovo militants who had run similar operations. No accusations of organ theft and trafficking in Kosovo and Albania in 1999 led to any major prison sentences for those accused, Zivanovic said, adding that “some [of those involved] had been charged and … spent some time in jail,” he told RT Balkan. None of them received sentences “warranted by such serious crimes,” he added.

The network of those involved in the 1999 crimes likely included officials not only in Kosovo but also Albania, Zivanovic claimed. “It is hardly conceivable that the Albanian authorities were unaware of it. This [illegal business] entails organized participation of a large number of people. Captives who were harvested for organs were brought from another country, from Serbia, Kosovo, and Metohija. It cannot be that the authorities noticed nothing,” he said. On Monday, Zakharova said in an article published by the Russian Foreign Ministry that “there is data” showing that a black-market store selling organs of dead Ukrainian soldiers could be cooperating with “those linked to the Kosovo Liberation Army.” The former militants could also operate in Ukraine as mercenaries, she added.

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman also accused members of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s administration of being personally involved in the organ trafficking scheme and of covering it up. Zakharova called Ukraine a world leader in the black-market organ trade. Rumors about organ trafficking in Kosovo and Albania have been circulating since the 1999 war between Serbia and its breakaway province, which ended in a NATO intervention that forced Serbian troops to withdraw from Kosovo. Various sources estimated the number of victims of organ traffickers that supposedly had strong links to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to be between 50 and 300. Media reports claimed that people – mostly Serbs, Roma, and Albanians opposing the KLA – were specifically kidnapped and killed for that purpose.

The allegations were detailed by the then-chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Carla Del Ponte, in her book, ‘The Hunt: Me and the War Criminals in 2008’. They were also the subject of several journalistic investigations in the 2000s. In 2010, Swiss prosecutor Dick Marty presented a report on the issue to the Council of Europe, in which he described the “indications” of an illegal trade in human organs going back over a decade at the time. The Council of Europe supported the report and called for an investigation. The case was dismissed by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo and a number of EU MPs.


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Q: why would Russia want to kill Zelensky?

Ukraine Claims It Foiled Major Assassination Plot Against Zelensky (ZH)

Ukraine’s security services say they have thwarted a major assassination plot which targeted President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the country’s Secret Service (SSU) on Monday. A woman who lives in Ochakov in southern Ukraine has been arrested, allegedly for planning to inform Russian intelligence of Zelensky’s precise whereabouts as be visited the Mykolaiv region where the southeastern front with Russian forces is located. Security officials say she was “caught red-handed”. The SSU described that the detained woman, who hasn’t been identified, worked on a military base as a clerk in one of their military stores. She’s accused of “gathering intelligence” in order to pass the info along to her Russian handler so that a large-scale airstrike could be executed, specifically during Zelensky’s trip to the region in late July.

He had at that time visited a medical facility in Ochakiv along with other places in the southern region. She was caught in the act, Ukrainian officials allege, with Ukraine media sources saying “The suspected Russian agent tried to find out the schedule of the presidential route in the region. “The SBU managed to stay ahead of her actions and caught her in the act,” one Ukrainian media report reads. “She also traveled to photograph electronic warfare systems and ammunition warehouses in the area near Ochakiv on the Black Sea coast, as well,” it alleges further. Ukrainian intelligence officials say they received a tip about the woman’s alleged activities, which included mapping out the locations of key military locations and filming sensitive facilities.

Kiev officials have in the past during the conflict indicated there have been multiple assassination plots against the president uncovered and thwarted. But this case appeared to be the most serious, as the woman was caught “trying to pass intelligence to the invaders” in preparation for airstrikes which would coincide with Zelensky’s visit. In March, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak went so far as to suggest Zelensky has survived over a dozen assassination attempts. “Foreign sources talk of two or three attempts. I believe that there have been more than a dozen such attempts. We are constantly receiving intelligence that there are certain reconnaissance groups trying to enter government quarters and the like,” Podolyak has previously been quoted in Ukrainska Pravda as saying.

But these dramatic stories of thwarted plots also tend to be coupled with desperate appeals for more weapons and funding from the West. However, it is likely that there really are threats and plots against the Ukrainian leader given there’s an active war unfolding, even if perhaps accounts are exaggerated in some instances—also for the purpose of Western media consumption.

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No, this topic is much broader.

Trump Derangement at The Post (RCW)

The Washington Post has a Donald Trump obsession. Some might call it a vendetta. Although the flamboyant former president has been out of the White House for more than two and a half years, he gets far more front-page coverage in the Post than the current president, Joe Biden. And nearly all of the Post’s reporting on Trump is negative. To be sure, Trump’s endless legal troubles are big news and should be thoroughly covered. But in the pages of the capital city’s venerable daily paper the nation’s economic, social, educational, health, and foreign affairs problems facing the incumbent president take a back seat to Trump’s ongoing indictments of one kind or another. For June and July – a period of 61 days – Trump’s name appeared 33 times in Washington Post Page-One headlines. Biden, who is the current president, skated away with just 14 Page-One mentions.

Moreover, 31 of the 33 headlines with Trump’s name in them were negative. For example: “Justice Dept. reveals damning details in Trump case” “U.S.: Trump flouted law all along way” In contrast, eight of the 14 Biden mentions were positive, such as these: “Biden announces new loan forgiveness” “Biden’s border authority affirmed” Something is wrong here. Trump is not the president; Biden is. That is not to say that Trump is not newsworthy. He is. After all, polls show he is the leading Republican contender for the 2024 presidential nomination. But more than twice as much front-page coverage of Trump as of Biden seems a little over the top. Is news about Trump more important than news about the man who is currently charged with leading the nation through these perilous times and who is making decisions that affect our lives every day? And isn’t the front page where we expect to find coverage of the day’s most important events?

Editors running the Post apparently think their readers care more about Trump’s legal troubles than Biden’s leadership through these perilous times. Maybe they do. We live in highly partisan, and highly polarized, times. To be sure, every newspaper is free to place stories anywhere their editors decide to put them. There are no formal rules for what must be played on the front page. Each newsroom is free to make its own choices. Most newspapers have what is called a daily Page-One meeting. There, the paper’s top editors gather and discuss the stories they think should be placed on Page One. Each editor makes a pitch for their favorites. Clearly, Post editors agree with robot-like regularity that Trump, not Biden, is the top story of the day.

This past week Trump was in the media spotlight for being indicted again by a federal grand jury and appearing in court in Washington to plead “not guilty” to charges stemming from the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Tons of Page-One coverage of that in the Post, as it should be. But where was Biden when all this was coming down? He was on vacation at his Delaware beach house, riding his bike, and sunning himself on the sand: lots of nice pictures for TV. Do you think it was by accident that Biden just happened to be on vacation while Trump was in the dock? Or do you think Biden knew the indictments were coming down – after all, it was his own Justice Department that brought them – and decided to get out of town and leave the big news spotlight all to Trump? My guess is the latter.

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Amash detests Trump.

Rep. Justin Amash Defends President Trump Over 2020 Election Indictment (ZH)

Former U.S. representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district and founder of the Liberty Caucus, Justin Amash, who was the first Republican congressman to call for the impeachment of President Trump, has now taken to Twitter to defend him. On Sunday, Amash – who is well known for his distaste of President Trump – made a post on Twitter outlining why he believes Trump’s indictment is in error because of Trump’s actions being “political contention”. “I may not like Trump, but I love our Constitution, so I feel compelled to speak out. The latest indictment, which I encourage everyone to read, attempts to criminalize Trump’s routine misstatements of fact and law in connection with the 2020 election,” Amash wrote. “But this is precisely the sort of wrong that must be addressed politically under our Constitution, not criminally.”

“Our system can’t survive if political disputes are removed to the criminal realm. There’s no limiting principle to such an approach,” he continued. He wrote: “Remind me again which former presidents have been indicted for going to war without congressional approval, spying on Americans in violation of the Fourth Amendment, abusing emergency declarations to bypass checks and balances, or ignoring legal advisers to pursue a clearly unlawful policy.” “We don’t criminalize these actions, egregious as they are, because they are matters of political contention. We’re allowed to disagree about the workings of our constitutional system without fear of criminal reprisal,” he continued. Amash added: “Politicians are constantly misguided and just plain mistaken about a lot of things—often remarkably so.

It endangers all Americans to begin treating politicians’ false beliefs regarding political or constitutional matters, even when they’re obviously wrong, as criminal offenses.” “We impeach people for violating the public trust—for political misconduct or serious incompetence. We reject them. We vote them out. We never again elect them. We don’t imprison them,” he wrote. Finally, he concluded: “As an aside: Even on Jack Smith’s own terms—even assuming the applicability of the cited statutes to a political dispute—the indictment falls woefully short. Showing that others repeatedly told Trump he was wrong is not sufficient to prove he sought to defraud the United States or to corruptly obstruct an election. Proving Trump’s state of mind beyond a reasonable doubt—proving fraudulent or corrupt intent—requires much more than Smith alleges.”

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Protected speech.

Proving a Lie Will Not Necessarily Secure a Conviction for Jack Smith (Turley)

The latest federal indictment of former President Donald Trump was handed down this week with all of the authority of papal infallibility. Pundits lined up to proclaim that case as the greatest prosecution in history. Former Obama administration acting Solicitor General Neil Katyal even declared that the indictment touched off “the biggest legal case in our lifetimes, perhaps almost ever. It’s up there with cases like Dred Scott, it is up there with Brown v. Board of Education.” What was missing was any serious consideration of the implications of allowing the government to criminalize false statements in a campaign. Trump was not charged with conspiracy to incite violence or insurrection. Rather, he was charged because he “spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he had actually won.”

In order to secure convictions for this, Special Counsel Jack Smith would need to bulldoze through not just the First Amendment but also existing case law holding that even false statements are protected. The government acknowledges that the Constitution protects false statements made in campaigns, but it insists that Trump must have known that his statements were false and therefore was engaged in fraudulent statements to obstruct or challenge electoral results. As a threshold matter, one problem is immediately evident. If Trump actually did (or does) believe that he did not lose the election, the indictment collapses. And so in an effort to demonstrate his knowledge, the indictment details how many people told Trump that he was wrong about the election and wrong about the law. I was one of those voices. Trump did not listen to me, most legal analysts or even his White House counsel.

Instead, he listened to a small group of lawyers who assured him that a challenge might succeed and that there was evidence of massive election fraud. But Trump is allowed to seek out enablers who tell him what he wants to hear. All presidents do this. (Joe Biden, for example, ignored virtually unanimous legal opinion and relied upon a single law professor’s say-so to justify an obviously unconstitutional executive action that later had to be reversed). This case, which criminally targets the sitting president’s leading opponent, is much more dangerous because it sets up the federal government as the arbiter of truth. This indictment essentially charges Trump with not accepting the “truth.” There is no limiting principle to this indictment. The government would choose between which politicians are lying and which are lying without cause.

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“The Democrat-controlled January 6th Committee destroyed evidence that might have exonerated the protesters and the president as well as evidence that implicated Speaker Pelosi and the FBI/DOJ in criminal activity.”

J6 Committee Failed To Preserve Records, Has No Data On Security Failures (Fox)

The House select committee that investigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 failed to adequately preserve documents, data and video depositions – including communications it had with the Biden White House that are still missing – according to the Republican lawmaker overseeing the GOP investigation into the committee’s work. The now-disbanded “J6” committee, which was run by Democrats and included only two GOP members, has also failed to provide any evidence that it looked into Capitol Hill security failures on the day of the riot, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration, told Fox News Digital. Loudermilk said his staff has had difficulty gathering all the information it needs to investigate Rep. Bennie Thompson’s handling of the J6 investigation.

“Part of our task as this oversight subcommittee is to actually address the security failures, look into how did it happen… how were these folks able to get into the Capitol,” Loudermilk said. He said the documents they obtained came over in boxes and was completely unorganized. “Nothing was indexed. There was no table of contents index. Usually when you conduct this level of investigation, you use a database system and everything is digitized, indexed. We got nothing like that. We just got raw data,” he said. “So it took us a long time going through it and one thing I started realizing is we don’t have anything much at all from the Blue Team.” The “Blue Team,” as described by Loudermilk, represents the group within the J6 committee that was directed to investigate security failures at the Capitol.

Loudermilk explained that sources have told him the Blue Team was essentially “shut down” by the committee in order to focus on placing the blame on former President Trump. “We’ve got lots of depositions, we’ve got lots of subpoenas, we’ve got video and other documents provided through subpoenas by individuals. But we’re not seeing anything from the Blue Team as far as reports on the investigation they did looking into the actual breach itself,” he said. “What we also realized we didn’t have was the videos of all the depositions,” Loudermilk added. Loudermilk said he has been contacted by a defense attorney that needed access to key information in one of the video depositions, and the committee realized it did not have the videos he was seeking.

Fox News Digital obtained correspondence letters between Loudermilk and Thompson’s offices in which the two disagreed on whether the J6 committee preserved what it was required to under House rules. Loudermilk says Thompson’s committee was required by law and House rules to preserve and turn over all data related to their investigation at the end of the congressional term in December, and Loudermilk said as much to Thompson in a letter on June 26. In response, Thompson wrote a letter saying that Loudermilk’s letter had many “factual errors” and claimed his committee had followed the rules and turned over “4 terabytes” of data. Loudermilk told Fox News Digital that his committee has only received 2.5 terabytes of data and said the first footnote in Thompson’s letter to him on July 7 acknowledged they did not keep what they were supposed to.

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Excellent overview of Niger et al.

Is A Second Anti-Colonial Liberation On The Horizon? (Denis Rogatyuk)

Africa is the cradle of human civilization and the planet’s richest continent in terms of natural resources. But according to Captain Ibrahim Traore, the president of Burkina Faso, younger generations cannot understand why, despite its riches, Africa continues to be the poorest. Across the continent we have seen uprisings and armed rebellions by anti-colonialist military leaders who have sought to reclaim their sovereignty from European imperialist powers, particularly France. Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger are just some of the countries that make up the collective of former French colonies in West Africa. They have long served as the key source of natural resources for France and other European powers. Niger supplies 15% of the uranium needed for French nuclear reactors. Burkina Faso is a key exporter of gold, while Guinea is a crucial entry and exit point for trade between France and its former colonies. Mali is another major exporter of gold, and has been a battleground between the government and various armed Islamist groups.

The map of West Africa began to change radically in 2021. Like dominos, pro-French regimes began to fall to military uprisings, starting with Mali in May 2021 and the coup led by Assimi Goita, who immediately demanded that the French military leave the country. The Central African Republic also expelled French troops in June 2021. This was followed by the military takeover in Guinea by Mamady Doumbouya, a former French legionnaire, in September 2021. One year later, Traore became the world’s youngest president after seizing power in Burkina Faso, and he proceeded to expel the French military in January 2023. Finally, the military rebellion in Niger on July 26 led by Abdourahamane Tchiani, now assuming the presidency, also expelled French forces and banned the export of uranium to France.

The case of Burkina Faso and Traore is particularly interesting. During his recent trip to St. Petersburg for the Russia-Africa summit, Traore gave a speech in which he called Russia part of the African family. He condemned the looting of the continent by European powers, and ended with the slogan “Homeland or death! We shall win!” – echoing the words of Ernesto Che Guevara and the national motto of Cuba. Many have compared Traore to Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, who was also called the “African Che Guevara.” Sankara likewise expelled French forces, nationalized the country’s resources, and implemented socialist policies of redistribution, before being assassinated in a pro-French coup.

So, what are France and its partners likely to do now? The United States and Britain have already cut all aid to Niger and its allies in response to their ban on exports of uranium to France. On July 30, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a confederation that includes many of France’s former colonies, issued an ultimatum to Niger – Tchiani has one week to step down or a military intervention would begin with the backing of France. Nigeria, a key French ally in the region and the leader of ECOWAS, was chosen as the launchpad for a possible military intervention into Niger. However, the senate of Nigeria rejected the demand of the highly unpopular president, Bola Tinabu, to authorize military action against its neighbour. The ultimatum has since expired, and Niger proceeded to close its airspace to any commercial aircraft.

The presidents of Burkina Faso and Mali have responded that any military intervention in Niger will amount to a declaration of war against them. But the African states also have an ace up their sleeve – their long-time friendship with Russia. At the recent Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg, delegations from 49 African countries were in attendance. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared support for Africa’s battle against neo-colonialism, stating that Moscow had written off $23 billion in African debt and that more than 50,000 tons of grain will be delivered free of charge to the continent.

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“France has a strong foothold in West Africa through its control of the CFA franc..”

Crisis in Niger: How France’s Interests in West Africa Are at Stake (Sp.)

To understand how the coup could affect France’s interests in West Africa, Sputnik Africa spoke to Dr. Ismael Buchanan, a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Univeristy of Rwanda’s School of Governance. According to Buchanan, France has a strong foothold in West Africa through its control of the CFA franc, a currency used by 14 West African states that is pegged to the euro and backed by France. He said that some of those countries’ reserves are in the hands of France, and that it is Paris that has control over the printing of the currency. “It is the French government that has over control in printing the CFA currency for the 14 African states in West Africa, which sometimes people in those countries have complained about on how the CFA is pulling down African economies,” Buchanan said.

The political scientist also said that Paris’ presence in West Africa has given it access and opportunities to dominate many positions and lucrative contracts in the Francophone African economies in sectors such as power generation, transportation and logistics, infrastructure development, telecommunications, mining concessions, oil and gas, agro-processing and light manufacturing. “When it comes to the mining and energy sectors, you know very well that major French companies are the main players in these two sectors,” he noted. “So whatever sovereign rights these African countries have, they still need these French companies that have the technology and the capital to make good use of some of their resources, and this is very important and beneficial for France.”

Buchanan cited the example of French company Orano’s (formerly Areva) operations in Niger, which has the seventh-largest uranium reserves in the world and the second-largest uranium production in Africa after Namibia, according to the World Nuclear Association (WNA). Orano operates three uranium mines in Niger: Arlit, Akokan and Imouraren. Uranium from Niger accounts for approximately 20% of France’s nuclear power production, according to the French news outlets. Orano has said it will not leave Niger, despite the tensions in the wake of the July 26 military coup.

Ovigwe Eguegu, a Nigerian policy adviser at the Development Reimagined consultancy, echoed Buchanan’s sentiment, noting that both France and the EU heavily benefit from Niger’s uranium exports. He pointed out that, following the eviction of French troop contingents from Mali and Burkina Faso, some of these troops have since been relocated to Niger, a country that served as a “cornerstone of US, French and European Union regional strategies” and that played an important role in France’s “energy security.” “That is why we are seeing this reluctance to exit Niger the way they exited Mali and exited Burkina Faso,” Eguegu said referring to Paris. He added that, due to its control of Niger and because of the fact that “the European Union has considered nuclear energy as green,” France “has always prioritized nuclear energy materials.”

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France’s fear.

Poll: Over 60% Of Nigeriens Consider Russia Most Reliable Partner (TASS)

More than 60% of Nigeriens deem Russia to be the country’s most reliable foreign policy partner, the Economist reported, citing data from a survey conducted by Premise Data. According to the poll, less than 10% of Nigeriens named Saudi Arabia as being the country’s most loyal partner, and about 5% of respondents named the US. Even fewer respondents listed China, France and the UN. According to the results of the survey, none of the respondents mentioned the United Kingdom. At the same time, while 54% of respondents opposed foreign intervention in Niger, half of those who favored such a scenario said they would support Russian intervention, so long as the country sides with the rebels.

US intervention was supported by 16% of respondents, the African Union by 14% and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by only 4%. The poll was conducted among highly educated male citizens, 62% of whom live in the capital, Niamey. Nearly 80% of respondents supported the coup. On July 26, military rebels in Niger announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum, closure of national borders, introduction of a curfew and suspension of the constitution, as well as a ban on political parties. On July 28, they declared that General Abdourahmane Tchiani had become head of state. During the coup, Tchiani headed the presidential guard, units of which physically seized President Bazoum and continue to hold him and his family at his residence.

At an emergency summit on July 30, ECOWAS leaders demanded that the rebels reinstate the president and restore constitutional order to the country. The ECOWAS states gave Niger rebels one week to meet these demands. On August 4, the militaries of the ECOWAS member states announced that their emergency meeting had developed a contingency plan for intervention in Niger. The ECOWAS ultimatum expired on August 7. However, the Al Arabiya TV channel reports, citing a statement by the regional organization’s defense ministers, that the ECOWAS military leadership recognized the inadvisability of using force against Niger. At the same time, it decided to increase sanctions pressure to force the rebels to release Bazoum.

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Exact same as Trump.

Goal of Imran Khan’s Arrest to Keep Ex-Pakistani PM ‘Out of Elections’ (Sp.)

Pakistani authorities arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 5 after a court sentenced him to three years in prison on corruption charges. Khan’s lawyer condemned the court’s decision as a “murder of justice,” with supporters of the ex-PM perceiving the conviction as political interference ahead of the elections. Imran Khan’s arrest on Saturday shows that Pakistani government officials are prepared to go to great lengths to keep the former prime minister “out of elections,” Waqas Ahmed told Sputnik. The cricket legend-turned-political leader was arrested after an Islamabad court sentenced him to three years in prison on charges of corrupt practices in the Toshakhana case, with the move clearly being another attempt at political suppression of the ex-PM, the Pakistani journalist argued.

The conviction, unless overturned by an appeals court, would disqualify the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), also called the Pakistan Movement of Justice, the political party founded in 1996 by Imran Khan, from running in a national election for five years. Last October, Pakistan’s Election Commission stripped Khan of his parliamentary mandate after finding him guilty of “illegally” selling 52 valuables stored in the Toshakhana – Pakistan’s national treasury – and keeping hidden information about gifts he had received personally. According to current Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Imran Khan sold state treasures in Dubai worth a total of 140 million Pakistani rupees ($500,000). Waqas Ahmed took issue with claims that the aforementioned gifts were disposed of “illegally.”

According to the rules, gifts received by a government functionary from a leader of another country are deposited in the nation’s treasury. However, if one seeks to retain the abovementioned gifts, this can be done by paying a specific amount of their value, which was 20% at the time of Khan’s prime ministership. These rules were revised in December 2018 to require a payment of 50%. “What you do after that gift is not written in the law,” underscored the journalist, and the judge in the case against Imran Khan was “obviously biased against him,” and “backed by the military establishment.” The sentencing by an Islamabad court came days before incumbent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s coalition government was expected to dissolve parliament, allowing a caretaker assemblage to organize new elections in Pakistan.

Shortly after the court’s verdict, Khan’s supporters and his legal team questioned the ruling, slamming it as politically motivated and targeting a man who remains the most popular politician in Pakistan. “We weren’t even given a chance. We weren’t even allowed to cross [question], to say anything in defense or conduct our arguments. I haven’t seen this kind of injustice before,” Barrister Gohar Khan was quoted by the Pakistani press as saying, decrying what had taken place as a “murder of justice.” Despite attempts by the Pakistani military and the Pakistani government parties to undermine Imran Khan and his PTI, they have been unable to do so, Waqas Ahmed said. [..] “So it’s such a myth. That’s why […] despite this massive crackdown […] despite putting 10,000 people in jail […] putting him in jail, PTI keeps winning,” said the journalist.

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They think voting will do the trick.

Imran Khan’s Supporters Are Silenced But Determined (BBC)

When former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested over the weekend over corruption allegations, there was barely a whimper of protest. Not a single major demonstration was reported anywhere in the country. Compare this to a few months ago, when the 70-year-old was arrested and taken from a court complex in Islamabad on 9 May. It sparked protests around the country, which also led to violence in some places as Mr Khan’s supporters clashed with security forces. Some protesters raided military buildings and even ransacked the home of the most senior military commander in Lahore. But this time around, when Mr Khan was sentenced and then taken to a prison in Attock city, authorities were ready. His destination was kept secret and reports say there were a number of decoy convoys to deceive the media.

Police and the military were on high alert across all major cities, and dozens of people were pre-emptively taken into custody. Pakistan’s governing party and the army have pointed to the lack of protest over Mr Khan’s arrest as a sign that the former PM no longer enjoys the support of the people. But his Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) party and supporters say they have been forced into silence by a swift crackdown. The BBC also understands that media outlets were told not to cover PTI’s activities or even mention Mr Khan’s name on air following the mass protests in May. Thousands of Mr Khan’s supporters have been arrested since May. The army has said they intend to try them in military courts, which human rights groups have said is against international law. The PTI has also been systematically gutted, with numerous party workers and leaders being arrested, or facing court cases.

Mr Khan himself still faces some 200 cases. Several PTI members have since defected or quit politics altogether. Ali Akbar, a senior political analyst, said this is why Mr Khan’s calls for a protest went unheeded this time – not only did workers and supporters fear arrest, but they were also unable to mobilise support because of the lack of leadership left in PTI. Fatima, a PTI supporter whose name has been changed on request, said police action against party leaders had frightened her into silence – even online. “I used to still support the party on Twitter, but one day I received a phone call from an anonymous number warning me against posting such tweets. I got scared and my parents also advised me to delete my Twitter account as they said no-one would be able to help me if I were arrested,” she said.

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Musk’s Cage Match With Zuckerberg in Jeopardy as Neck & Back Woes Emerge (Sp.)

Tech magnate Elon Musk’s much-anticipated cage match against rival Mark Zuckerberg is facing a potential setback, as the billionaire revealed concerns about his neck and upper back health. Musk, who recently flaunted his weightlifting prowess in a livestream, now faces the possibility of surgery before stepping into the ring with Zuckerberg. Despite the excitement surrounding the showdown, the exact date of the clash remains uncertain. “Exact date is still in flux. I’m getting an MRI of my neck & upper back tomorrow. May require surgery before the fight can happen. Will know this week,” Musk wrote on the platform formerly as Twitter. Musk’s injuries came to light after his announcement that the fight would be livestreamed on his platform, X, with the proceeds directed towards charity for veterans.

Musk had been diligently training for the bout, even engaging in a training session with renowned UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre. His recent livestream, in which he demonstrated his weightlifting prowess, was seen as a test of X’s live video feature. This is not the first time Musk’s medical issues have surfaced. In a past encounter, Musk participated in a sumo match that prompted injuries to his neck and back. “Managed to throw him, but it cost me smashing my c5-c6 disc & 8 years of mega back pain! Finally fixed with c5-c6 disc fusion,” Musk said at the time. While Zuckerberg had suggested a date for the face-off, the delay comes as no surprise to him. Zuckerberg remarked: “I suggested Aug 26 when he first challenged, but he hasn’t confirmed. Not holding my breath.”

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    Edward Hopper Excursion into Philosophy 1959   • Ukrainian Counteroffensive ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Succeed – US Officials (RT) • Authorities Cannot
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle August 9 2023]

    Dr. D


    I post this more like: This is going to be VERY dangerous for everyone gay or even different. They’re recklessly trying to get everyone killed, far FAR more than any right-wing villain in their heated imaginations. But only that community can go ape and stop them. They won’t, and I can’t do it for them. My criticism comes from a different place and has a different character, although the safety of all my gay friends and colleges concerns me greatly. They’re just sleepwalking into the oven and taking others with them.

    “More than half of 11-15 year old girls using Instagram and Snapchat in the United States have been contacted by strangers in a way that made them feel uncomfortable…”

    And it’s Catholic school board meetings that are your greatest threat in America. Insta and Snap, whatcha doin’? Why’s this going on? Twitter shut down 10-100k sites first week, but Twitter’s old board had no idea? That’s why although the cartoon seems over the top, it’s less than you’d ever imagine. There’s a reason we protect our kids. Not from everything, but to introduce danger in ways they can recognize and conquer, not be battered all day like the rest of us.

    “Is Tonga’s Volcano Eruption Set to Warm Earth?

    No. No you fools, this is nowhere in the record anywhere. Volcanoes COOL the earth. Which is seriously saying something considering they put out more CO2 in one minute than man does in a year. Anyway, doing my part: burning all the coal and CO2 I can find. Even in summer; it’s that important! This is an Emergency, and those plants need me!

    Niger: That photo must be real. It’s not in English and the hand isn’t mass pre-printed like all the ISIS Brand gear was. “First we print the flags!” “Wait, shouldn’t we get guns, bullets, trucks??” “No! Flags, then T-Shirts, then the Central Bank.” Right out of Monty Python and the Palestinian People’s Front.

    “But for them to really make progress that would change the balance of this conflict, I think, it’s extremely, highly unlikely,”

    Which is why we armed them with used revolvers and 5 bullets and told them to rush in there. PMC NATO: “Yeah, we all knew that.” Um, if you KNEW that, why’d you DO that? “We all knew that. And we knew, so that really means we’re the smart winners.” Er, yeah…

    “Authorities Cannot Be Unaware Of Organ Trafficking – Hague Lawyer On Kiev (RT)

    Absolutely. You don’t want to be wounded in Ukraine. Then you really give them your all! Okay, fine, so where are all these thousands of organs GOING? A surgeon somewhere has to be putting them IN. The only place we know is doing it is Israel, but even that’s not enough. So where are they going? Beuller? Either you tell me where they’re going or this allegation isn’t really happening.

    “Ukraine Claims It Foiled Major Assassination Plot Against Zelensky (ZH)”

    Pretty usual. The West needs to kill him ‘cause he knows stuff, but they always set the media stage first. It’s all media, Bernays, to them. You could say Mind Control, but it’s also just “advertising”. Does it work? Look at half our electorate and what they believe.

    Our system can’t survive if political disputes are removed to the criminal realm.”

    Interesting. It also can’t survive if criminal acts are removed to the political realm. That is, DAs prosecuting on the basis of skin color or political affiliation. Makes you wonder how we all have such an innate sense of which is which. A: Whichever gives ME POWER.

    “Proving Trump’s state of mind beyond a reasonable doubt—proving fraudulent or corrupt intent—requires much more”

    They prove intent. Which means they know and control everyone’s INTERNAL state, their Feelings. You can tell they actually believe they KNOW everyone’s internal state and motivations, and CONTROL everyone’s internal beliefs and emotions, nearly every day by their own actions. However, that doesn’t make it not insanity. They use the PutinTelepathy to know what he thinks, and Trump lives Rent-free in their head, they’ve done a mind-merge, crazier than any schizophrenic hearing voices, Jack. You’d point this out but the public has the same condition.

    “Proving a Lie Will Not Necessarily Secure a Conviction for Jack Smith (Turley)

    They forget Jack doesn’t have to prove anything. The Jury is in D.C. Like NYC, people without honor do whatever they like. They’ll give you the death penalty ‘coz it’s funny, who cares? To NOT do that, you’ve have to have citizens who have duties and are serious people. We don’t have that.

    “J6 Committee Failed to Preserve Records, Has No Data on Security Failures (Fox)”

    Yup that was the point. And like the Mueller investigation, and most FBI and special prosecutor investigations. They research and talk to everyone to destroy evidence and silence witnesses. Buuuuut…they forget the Internet is forever. I bet they DO have those records. Filed under “Corney”. Anyway, since they lost them, they’re all fired for incompetence. No problem. Right? You mean they did the #Opposite of all their jobs but they’re not fired? Huh. Sounds like you’re not really mad.

    “Is a Second Anti-Colonial Liberation on the Horizon? (Denis Rogatyuk)

    (Yes, the first time they actually believed Communism, which is just “Goldberg” right out of London, a deadly trap. Dummies.) Following this, Putin is into horizontal escalation. That is, if you take out a bridge, he takes out a bridge. No. He finds someplace that is BAD for you and ‘bombs’ that instead. Why not? Why attack something pointless just as a ‘signal’? Do you win that way? So he opened a second front on NATO in what is now WWIII in Africa.

    Okay, but it’s not “NATO”, is it? It’s France specifically. France loses their money-flows, and their electric (exports), and therefore their bond ratings? And perhaps France is a weak point that can flip on Europe (German-run, German-conquered EU)? Okay. What will Italy do? Hold on: Meloni was AHEAD of all this in criticizing France and their Afro-currency, remember? And she was buying energy from Russia.

    What else? As this happened, it will savage Europe and the Euro, and they have the weakest bank/finance. As Powell has high(er) rates and lots of room for bailouts. Leguard’s only bailout system is at the walls already. So when this happened, Lo! A miracle happened! They downgraded US instead! Yup. Not that it isn’t deserved, but really? Europe just about to crack and your focus and timing was to downgrade America? Okay then, just like no one downgrading anywhere through all 06, 07, 08 … until suddenly they did as soon at the banks had offloaded (The Big Short), I don’t find that suspicious at all. For I am a coincidence theorist, and rating agencies downgrade the U.S. without retaliation every day. It shows Biden was sooper-angry with them.

    No, like all the collateral in Ukraine going dead, (Blackrock, but not realized losses), all the collateral for Europe, specifically France has been erased. You see, the problem is hypothecation, which is why they needed Libya, then Syria, then Ukraine, now even that’s not large enough and they need all Russia leveraged 300:1 to overcome the compounding. They need CLEAN ASSETS. And there aren’t any, they’ve even hypothecated babysitting, taxi driving, and groceries.

    Leverage goes the other way too. If you pull money from your bank, they then need to fill $300 dollars for every $1 you pull (in theory. In fact they’re long since unbacked). Same here. You erase Niger and Europe needs 300 Nigers of collateral from somewhere or collapse. …In theory. And these things take a lot of time as the writeoffs aren’t instant. But essentially…

    “They think voting will do the trick.
    • Imran Khan’s Supporters Are Silenced but Determined (BBC)

    I think we’ve already settled this. As that other Kennedy said, “Those who make peaceful protest impossible make violent revolution inevitable”. Now, since we can kill 400k people in no time, how do you NOT cause ‘violent revolution’ and win anyway, since that’s The PLAN, of the other side? Podesta said so, they wrote 30 years of White Papers about it. They want this, so why do it? Do something else.

    …But voting is not that thing.

    “they said no-one would be able to help me if I were arrested,” she said.”

    She’s an American who just used an ATM on J6, right? No one can help you…

    Could be a igneous granite boulder long ago fell into sedimentary system of future-rock. There are glacial pushes of out-of-place rock worldwide. But there are cool igneous effects worldwide like the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.

    “entire city in China that was abandoned in the 1990s”

    Looks like any Main Street in Appalachia. #Winning!

    John Day

    @Ilargi: I just emailed you again this morning, Amigo.
    Lemme know, ok?

    John Day

    I abandoned that Chinese city in the 1990s. You would, too.
    Everybody did; went to Chingdao (now Qingdao).


    Other than wildfires, the interesting news is ITS RAINING IN BC.

    Hardy tourists sleep on the floor

    At the time power was cut there were between 400 and 500 people on top of the mountain,
    Some Banff Gondola patrons opted to hike down the 5 1/2-kilometre trail yesterday evening, while others slept on the floor of the centre overnight.
    Helicopters with Parks Canada flew all remaining guests off the summit by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, he said.



    Porsche Goes Woke, Erases Jesus Statue From New Promo Video

    Interesting reading the comments on Zerohedge.

    A couple interlopers “starting a conversation” about “forcing religion on other people,” allowing freedom of expression, artistic license, etc. Old stuff from the late 80’s. Jesus on a crucifix in a jar of pee at the Chicago Art Institute stuff. Yaw effing awn.

    No dude, no. This is not a question of free speech or expression, nor artistic license. No one gives a #%& about that.

    The artistic license has been exercised and the expression has ALREADY OCCURRED. Having definitively ALREADY HAPPENED in the real world, discussion of its prospects for being allowed are not remotely relevant.

    Having taken artistic license and expressed freely, people are now discussing WHAT they expressed. You can’t take it back or make it non-discussable by citing freedom of speech. (when all you have is inversion…)

    They edited out the statue, but left the base. Would have been easy to edit out the base as well. But they’re showing you a statue-less base. Interesting statement. (and its defenders insist it IS a statement as part of their defense… next defense inbound after defending artistic statements: there is no statement and/or the statement cannot be defined)

    An “authoritative” comment on X

    “I have worked with Porsche on ads before—for worldwide commercials it is very common to edit out any religious landmarks/signage. However, for localized national ads, that’s not the case. Any big brand does that, there is no ‘conspiracy’ behind it,” the user wrote in an X post.

    All the giant multinational corporations collectively follow the same unspoken rule of editing out all religious stuff including those iconic to a major city. Ergo, no consipracy! Naturally, they edit all imagery of the NEW Religion too, right? Right? Oh that’s not Religion, that’s just the One Truth my bad.

    Sometimes a city has a particular symbol or landmark. We don’t edit out the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza because… er… as Picasso would agree (?), it has no meaning? Therefore ok? The edited-out statue is intrinsically a complex symbol of the indigenous culture.

    Additionally, I read that the statue was erected in gratitude for Portugal staying out of WW2. A symbol of peace and staying out of foreign entanglements.


    From Michael Snyder

    7 Trends Which Indicate That Economic Disaster Is Approaching Very Rapidly

    Empire of Lies Gangster Nation

    Lookin’ Good!

    No. 1

    US state and local governments just experienced the worst decline in income tax revenues ever recorded.


    No. 2

    When the economy slows down, trucking companies see less demand for their services. So it is deeply alarming that truck freight volume and spending absolutely plummeted during the second quarter…

    Northeast: The 27.1% volume contraction is the largest in the history of the Freight Payment Index.

    The region faces multiple headwinds, including low housing starts. However, the contraction in household consumption likely had the biggest impact for this populated area.

    No. 3

    Employment is supposed to be the “bright spot” for the economy, but the latest employment report shows that the U.S. actually lost 585,000 full-time jobs last month…

    This despite ‘Hiring’ signs everywhere. And I’ve recently seen “Always Hiring” on signs now.


    No. 4

    Monthly costs for homebuyers rise nearly 20%

    You mean on already wildly over priced shitbox houses?

    During the four-week period ending July 30, the monthly mortgage payment for the typical U.S. homebuyer sat at $2,605, 19% higher than the same period a year earlier.

    No problemo!

    No. 6

    The fact that delinquency rates for commercial real estate mortgages are skyrocketing is yet another sign that we are in the early stages of the worst commercial real estate crisis in all of U.S. history…

    No. 7

    As inflation and economic uncertainty crush American households, only 46% of adults have emergency savings to cover a $400 expense in the third quarter

    What could possibly go wrong!



    Russian Offensive In The Northeast Advances 10 Km Every Day

    That quite an advance across a front

    Not a peep from Western Media Whores

    Poles sneaking into west ukronaziland, Russia finally takes off gloves



    Hey, you are not supposed to say the obvious out loud!

    Ukraine Offensive in the Northeast Advances 10 Km Every Day

    John Day

    “Russia trying to kill Zelensky”, after Putin promised not to, is the literary stage-setting called “foreshadowing”. It hints at what the author will reveal to happen in a later chapter.

    John Day

    Rand Paul Slaps Fauci With DC Criminal Referral Over Perjury Allegations

    D Benton Smith

    Of all of the other possible ‘religion-associated’ things that the forces of depravity could have chosen as the main line of attack to weaken and dismantle the core of peoples belief in a spiritually based world, they chose to train the cross-hairs on Jesus and the Christian religion that was built around his legacy after his execution.

    Yeah. That guy again.

    It’s easy to see why evil people might hate and fear good people, but why do it with such Christianistic specificity? Why target that one tripartite individual so specifically?

    In example, why did Obama and Hillary disdainfully ridicule that the gathering mob of deplorables was “clutching their guns and BIBLES?” That seems a little more detailed than was necessary at the time. I mean, an armed mob is an ARMED MOB (!), what effing difference does it make who their gods are?

    Why pick on Jesus?

    I think that’s a good question, and worth examining.

    There are countless other symbols, practices, foibles, and persons (or no singular target at all, other than ‘religious belief’ in general) that might have been chosen as the target to attack the underpinnings of humanities’ spiritual belief, instead of just THAT one.

    With only 2.1 billion constituents, Christianity’s numbers leaves an entire 5.8 billion OTHER human inhabitants of Earth (more than 2/3’s of all currently human beings), for whom Jesus doesn’t play even a small in their belief systems, much less a central part. So why do the dark critics zero in on just the one guy?

    There IS a reason. A couple of reasons, actually, and they are very good reasons, too. Give it a solid think. See what you come up with.

    That’s right. He’s the guy who flat out declared in no uncertain terms that he was speaking straight from THE boss in telling people that it was ESSENTIAL to their well being, throughout eternity, that they fully acknowledge the PRIMACY of the Supremely Intelligent and Aware, Purposeful Creator of the Universe, and for that reason they should then love and treat other people as benevolently and carefully as they wanted to be treated themselves.

    In other words, he did not dilute the message. He spent three years saying the same thing over and over in many many many different ways and wordings. He said there is only ONE way out of this Hell, and that the way he was describing and demonstrating was that only way.

    The statement also happens to be the truth. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It is the WAY that works and gets the job done.

    And THAT (the aforesaid) is why J.C. has been singled out as THE truth and way of life that must be killed in order for lies and death to prosper.

    I’m not saying any of this in an attempt to convert any of you heathens to Christianity. All I’m saying is that the explanation as given above is WHY the Satanists are piling on so hard.

    Please note that their target audience is NOT the true believers, of any faith. There is not a snow ball’s chance in Hell of any believers being swayed from their certain knowledge and belief in such a self evident fact as God and good behavior. Once anybody comes to their senses and sees the simple factuality of the matter, they will simply NEVER go back to being blind and stupid.

    Who the baddies are aiming to influence are those who have not yet come to their senses. People who do not yet know that there is, of course, only God and that truth is the way to him, are thereby more or less blind, and therefore more or less stupid and thereafter more or less ignoramously VULNERABLE to lies, tricks and temptations to do any or all of a myriad of destructive things to both self and others , because they have been led to not knowing any better.

    John Day

    Hi DBS:
    Might I opine that what got Jesus crucified was that scene at the temple where he took a whip to the financiers at their tables and turned them over, to boot.
    Why did Hillary jibe “clutching their guns and bibles”?
    Maybe ’cause that’s what she grew up with and that’s what she hates.
    “Satanists”… I should probably try to understand them better, but they try to game Karma in weird ways and are sadistic perverts who tradde favors to each other at elite levels.
    I’m just plugging away as a pawn on the team of Love.

    Farmer McGregor

    Yo DBS,
    One word: Amen.

    Dr. D
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    How Nancy Pelosi’s Long Game Led to Trump’s Indictment

    “Trump’s longtime antagonist played an essential role in his historic indictment.”

    Showing everything I’ve said in just a few short words so I’m not even going to click on it. Words. Words have meanings. Words are your only job. Like any Sesame Street child NYMag doesn’t know “Near” and “Far”. This. Is near. And this (muppet runs to the back) is “Far.” Near and Far. Every day I say I’m going to be nice and not make fun of Liberals and then every day they do something like this.

    So, NYMag, what is a “Long” Game? A game that’s longer than the present round. The “Present round” with Presidents is four years. What’s a “LONG” Time antagonist? Ill-defined but certainly more than few years if you’re an adult.

    That said, Trump was a lifelong Democratic hero from Liberal NY, winning black service awards and going to the Clinton’s wedding until when, boys and girls? Yes, 60 seconds after he became a candidate vs Hillary Clinton. Then all that never happened. Which Wikileaks will tell you about since Hillary specifically and openly PAID all reporters to do that. That is, tell open, known, hilarious lies. “Don’t tell everyone I’m a shill” said one notable Buzzfeed reporter when signing up to this task of never telling the truth again, after which he was promptly promoted to the NYTimes. For being a hack and a shill.

    So since the impeachment was in Dec 2019, what “Long Game” and “Lifelong” antipathy is NY Mag referring to here? No. No that’s a very, very SHORT game, NY Mag. As short as it is even possible to be in D.C. and Presidential terms. Impossible to be shorter. And Pelosi, having just attended the same charity benefits, received Trump’s donations, and got drunk at the same weddings, she probably was trying to feel him up in the coat closet after Hunter had them all do a few hits of crack. Chelsea provides the pipe.

    Near” and “Far”. Short and Long. Time EXISTS, people. It exists. As does the Internet, a system of tubes, where you can check your dates. So Nancy’s “Long Game” is about the same life as a fifth of bourbon in her house. Sheesh.

    Also: not news. Gosh and golly what brings this up on this fine August morning? All a-total random-like? Couldn’t be BIDEN’S impeachment, could it? Trump Indictment ASMR.


    That dude in the Hopper painting, I know exactly how he feels. Every government pushing CBDC’s, every government pushing vaccination, every government locked down…should prove to you the NWO is already here. The everyday drama, Biden, Ukraine, balloons, submarines, Trump…its just bread and circus. 1 crew runs runs this freakshow. Why would the whole fuckin world act in the same manner to a preordained constructed threat? They’re all in on it, total control, a global prison.

    Veracious Poet

    Russian FPV Drones paired with overhead ‘spotter’ drones are annililating Ukronazi vehicles

    The Russians are perfecting modern drone warfare, not theoretically, but in live combat time.

    The Empire of Lies Gangster Nation can only cobble together overly complex fragile snowflake weapons design to milk profit, not to actually perform.

    The Russians are building economical mass produced weapons design from the ground up to Kill

    And they do

    Russian FPV Drones at work, 24/7, day and night, in virtually endless numbers


    The Ukronazis are down to their final reminding 4 brigades of ‘elite’ Marine units. The rest of the entire Ukronazi Marine corp is dead or destroyed, the Ukro Marine Corp has no navy or ships left so they are being used up as infantry cannon fodder.

    Their commanders have deploy all 4 remaining Marine brigades to a small ten mile stretch of the contact line (crush zone) near the southern Zaporizhzhia area to try a break through.

    These last 4 Ukronazi Marines will be destroyed and that will be the end of their Marines for good.

    The Ukronazis in 2 months of the Grand Counter Offensive have not even reached the first Russian defensive line Any Where along the entire front.

    Not even one single contact with the Russian1st line. Not even close.

    They have lost 43,000 killed and thousands of tanks and vehicles.

    They had ‘trained and additional 65,000 men especially for this ‘offensive’ and have lost 43,000 of them killed with two to three times that wounded.

    Russian Ka-52 Pilot Describes How He Burned Columns of Leopard II Tanks

    Michael Reid

    love and treat other people as benevolently and carefully as they wanted to be treated themselves

    I believe this is a simple and natural truth.
    It remains true without having to join a cult.


    Taiwan citizens are watching Ukronaziland get dismembered

    That is their Future if they go to bed with the Empire of Lies & Whores©

    It’s their call, if they fall for the Western Media Whore story-line, they deserve to be destroyed like Ukronaziland

    Taiwan will become just a used condom discarded by Hunter on a Coke & Hooker binge.


    Veracious Poet

    The BLM/GTA looting continues in SoCal (30+ “peaceful protesters” make off with 300k+ in booty):

    This type of crime in Glendale was unheard of prior to 2020, formerly an upper-middle Class, low-crime suburb (SIL has lived in Glendale for 30+ years, visited “The Americana” neighborhood countless times with wife)…

    Coming to a local near you!



    The Russian drones used to be for high value targets like tanks

    They are now mass producing them in such quantities that the unit cost is now low enough to use them to blowup infantry platoons

    Drones are the future of modern war

    The small battlefield variety up to the hypersonic variety, soup to nuts

    And AI will make them even smarter and faster at finding their targets and terminating them with extreme prejudice

    Welcome to the Future It Is Murder


    When you have the power, you always want some more-
    But soon you have a ceiling with an ever rising floor.
    There’re limits of the victims; and limits to the gains-
    And frailty in the animal with psychopathic brains.

    Armchair warriors bravely fighting
    Wars backlit by teevee lighting.
    Crunching chips and sipping beers,
    Armchair warriors shed no tears.


    “Armchair warriors shed no tears.”
    my parents
    said know



    Meanwhile back in Woketardia

    Veracious Poet


    Social Credit Scores can’t be far behind

    $200,000,000 for Cash Handouts With No Strings Attached Allocated Across US As Basic Income Trials Come To 24 States: Report

    A total of 24 states across the US are testing the benefits of offering basic income with no strings attached

    $200,000,000 for Cash Handouts With No Strings Attached Allocated Across US As Basic Income Trials Come To 24 States: Report


    Go Woke, Get Choked

    Anheuser-Busch Forced To Sell Off Beer Brands After Losing $27B In Market Value

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB-InBev), the once world-renowned brewing conglomerate, will sell eight of its craft beer brands. This decision is a clear indication of a significant downsizing in AB-InBev’s craft beer portfolio, a part that the company had once aggressively pursued.

    The buyer, Tilray Brands, is a Canadian cannabis firm


    What a kick to the nuts for Anheuser-Busch!

    A cannabis company


    …….that has been making strategic inroads into the craft beer market. The brands that will transition to Tilray’s ownership include Shock Top, Breckenridge Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Square Mile Cider Company, and Hiball Energy.

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