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Egon Schiele Port of Trieste 1907


White House Seeks Funding For Israeli Plan To Ethnically Cleanse Gaza (Cradle)
Nakba 2.0 Revives the Neocon Wars (Pepe Escobar)
When The Devil Drives, What Needs Come First? (Helmer)
NOT IN OUR NAME Declare Jewish Peace Organizations (Paul Craig Roberts)
Exterminate All the Brutes (Chris Hedges)
Tucker And Farage: Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Taking Muslim Refugees? (ZH)
Biblical-Scale Catastrophe Unfolding In Gaza Strip – Russia’s UN Envoy (TASS)
EU Is Russia’s Enemy – Medvedev (RT)
Zelensky ‘Feels Betrayed’ by Western Partners – Time Magazine (Sp.)
New German Anti-War Party Already Neck and Neck With Scholz’s SPD (Sp.)
Germany ‘Must Be Prepared for War’ in Europe – Defense Minister (Sp.)
‘Excess Mortality’ Continuing Surge Causes Concerns (INN)










Putin: When you look at bloodied children, dead children, how women, old people suffer, how doctors die, and fists clench, and tears well up in your eyes, you can’t say it any other way, but we shouldn’t, we don’t have the right to allow ourselves to be guided by emotions. We must clearly understand who is really behind the tragedy of the people of the Middle East and other regions of the world. Who organizes deadly chaos, who benefits from it. Today this has become obvious and clear to everyone, the customers act openly and brazenly – it is the ruling elites of the United States and their satellites that are the main beneficiaries of global instability.














Israel set out in theory to destroy Hamas. It is now confronting an increasingly united Islamic world. For the first time in 1,000 years you have the Shiites and Sunnis who are united with one purpose, to STOP Israel.

Instead of responding to this the President as he always does is escalating. Netanyahu is betting on this very heavily and believes that Israel together with our military power can prevail. This is a big mistake.

Doug Macgregor





Hard to believe?!

White House Seeks Funding For Israeli Plan To Ethnically Cleanse Gaza (Cradle)

The White House on October 20 released a $105 billion supplemental funding request for the Israel and Ukraine wars, which includes funds earmarked to help implement Israel’s plans to annex Gaza and forcibly expel its 2.3 million Palestinian residents to Egypt’s Sinai as part of the ongoing war with the Hamas-led Palestinian resistance. President Joe Biden announced the request during a televised speech from the Oval Office, expressing his hope that Congress will move urgently on the legislation. Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told reporters at the time that Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and Hamas’ attack on Israel represent a “global inflection point.” This request would provide $5.7 billion for the Agency for International Development’s International Disaster Assistance account and $3.5 billion to the Migration and Refugee Assistance (MRA) account within the Department of State.

The funding anticipates that large number of Palestinians in Gaza will be forced abandon their homes in Gaza and flee to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in response to Israel’s ongoing siege and bombing of Gaza that has killed over 8,000 Palestinians, the majority women and children, in just three weeks. The White House stated that “These resources would support displaced and conflict affected civilians, including Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank, and to address potential needs of Gazans fleeing to neighboring countries.” “This would include food and nonfood items, healthcare, emergency shelter support, water and sanitation assistance, and emergency protection. This would also include potential critical humanitarian infrastructure costs needed for the refugee population to provide access to basic, life-sustaining support,” the statement adds.

The White House argues the support is necessary because, “This crisis could well result in displacement across border and higher regional humanitarian needs, and funding may be used to meet evolving programming requirements outside of Gaza.” The inclusion of funding to assist Gazans “fleeing to neighboring countries” is alarming due to the leak of a document issued on 20 October by Israel’s Ministry of Intelligence recommending the occupation of Gaza and total transfer of its 2.3 million inhabitants to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

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“you must put under curse of destruction,” and not “show them any pity.” As for their kings, “you will blot out their names under heaven.”

Nakba 2.0 Revives the Neocon Wars (Pepe Escobar)

[..] the leaders of major oil producers – Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait – can cut off almost half of oil production in the world in one fell swoop, demolishing the entire economies of the EU and U.S. without firing a shot. Diplomatic sources assure this is being seriously considered. As an old school Deep State source, now in Europe, told me, serious players are actively involved in sending this message to the Beltway “to make the U.S. think twice about igniting a war that they cannot control. When they go to Wall St. to check out the derivative exposure they will already have had time to think it over as documents were sent to folks like Larry Fink at Blackrock and Michael Bloomberg.” In parallel, a serious discussion is evolving in intel circles across the “new axis of evil” (Russia-China-Iran) about the necessity of consolidating a unified Islamic pole. The prospects are not good – even if key poles such as Russia and China have clearly identified the common enemy of the whole Global South/Global Majority. Turkey under Erdogan is just posing. Saudi Arabia will not invest itself into defending/protecting Palestine no matter what. American client/minions in West Asia are just scared. That leaves only Iran and the Axis of Resistance.

Meanwhile, the vengeful, narcissistic tribe of conquistadors, masters of political deception and moral exemption, is deep into consolidating its Nakba 2.0 – which doubles as the perfect solution to illegally gobble up all that gas offshore Gaza. The Israeli Ministry of Intelligence’s deportation directive affecting 2.3 million Palestinians is quite clear. It has been officially endorsed by the Ministry on October 13.It starts with expelling all Palestinians from northern Gaza, followed by serial “land operations”; leaving routes open across the Egyptian border in Rafah; and establishing “tent cities” in northern Sinai and later on even new cities to “resettle Palestinians” in Egypt. Humanitarian Law and Policy Consultant Itay Epshtain has noted, “I have not been able to detect, as of yet, an agenda item or government decision endorsing the directive of the Ministry. If it was indeed presented and approved it would not likely be in the public domain.”

Several of Tel Aviv’s own extremists are confirming it in their outbursts, anyway. As for the wider war, it has already been written. A long time ago. And they want to follow it to the letter, in tandem with American Christian Zio-cons. Everyone remembers Gen Wesley Clark going to the Pentagon two months after 9/11 and learning about the neocon/Christian Zio-con plan to target 7 countries in 5 years for destruction: Those were Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan – and Iran. All of them were destabilized, destroyed or plunged into chaos. The last one on the list is Iran. Now go back to Deuteronomy 7:1-2, 24: “Yahweh told Israel that he has identified “SEVEN NATIONS GREATER AND STRONGER THAN YOURSELF” (caps mine), that “you must put under curse of destruction,” and not “show them any pity.” As for their kings, “you will blot out their names under heaven.”

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“Call it the long war for short.”

When The Devil Drives, What Needs Come First? (Helmer)

In the Gaza operations so far, and in the ideology which Israeli officials and journalists are repeating to the western media, the devil aims to drive every Palestinian, the born and the as yet unborn, to death. In such a war the first need for Hamas and the Arabs is to survive in order to keep fighting. Nothing is more sure than the “holy reasons” Shakespeare put into the mouth of Lavatch the Clown, that surviving to fight the long war will defeat this devil’s needs in the end. In practical politics, Israel and the US either win their genocidal war swiftly now, or else they will lose the long war. Russian military sources are reporting the US is resupplying the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a rate of two US Air Force (USAF) transports every hour, moving from the continental US through bases in the UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus.

US sources have acknowledged the logistical effort is too great to continue for long. Right now the US Navy and USAF cannot continue delivering on the promised resupply of the Ukrainian forces in their war against Russia, while at US bases in Syria and Iraq the Pentagon is privately evacuating troops while publicly striking at their Arab attackers. The Arab, Iranian, and Russian media are reporting that in response, Hamas and Hezbollah are maintaining a frequent rate of fire against IDF and Israeli territorial targets. They are not yet attacking Israel’s offshore gas production platforms, which provide most of the fuel for the country’s electricity generating plants. They are not yet disabling Israel’s ports and airfields. The Russian military assessment is that for the time being the Hamas and Hezbollah capacity remains intact and in reserve. The Arab side is exercising restraint.

What then are the needs which must now be addressed by the allies of the Palestinians, the Arab states, Iran, and then Russia? On Sunday, Russia officially called this war “the American project”. This followed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote last Friday, October 27, when the US and Israel led a tiny minority in favour of their short war, including a half-dozen island states sinking slowly into the Pacific Ocean. A Moscow source confirms the US is the priority Russian target because the IDF cannot continue in Gaza as the US capabilities exhaust themselves. He believes that US over-exertion in the Middle East will accelerate the Russian military’s move on to the offensive on the Ukrainian battlefield, and shorten thereby that war. The public statements for mediation between the warring parties issued by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his ministry are not the full Russian story, the source believes.

The first need in Lavrov’s mediation, he says, is between the General Staff and the Kremlin. The second priority is to let the Americans demonstrate their weakness across the region by conserving the Palestinians in place, deterring Egyptian and Jordanian concessions, and preventing a direct attack on Iran. “The real Russian position , not the public statements , ultimately comes down to what level of military cooperation the Ministry of Defense has with Teheran. The Syrian and Ukrainian wars have made this very deep. I expect the Foreign Ministry’s public line will change when the Palestinian casualties reach 20,000. As the official Israeli statements against the Russian government already make clear, they know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s not just the Caucasian Muslims now but most Russians feel there’s been enough crying support for Israel. Lavrov will catch up.” “I would say the real work now in Moscow is on ensuring the Americans do not directly attack Iran. The rest is going to play out according to the General Staff’s road map Lavrov could and should have in front of him. Call it the long war for short.”

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“Americans, British, and Europeans need to confront the fact that propaganda from Zionists, a minority of Jews, has turned them into monsters demanding Palestinian blood.”

NOT IN OUR NAME Declare Jewish Peace Organizations (Paul Craig Roberts)

Organizations of the Zionist Lobby, such as ADL and AIPAC, and Netanyahu have created more anti-semitism than have all of those slandered by them as anti-semites. The open and brutally insulting way in which AIPAC and Netanyahu flaunt their domination over the US Government offends many Americans, and ADL’s defamation of people who criticize aspects of Israeli policy, such as President Jimmy Carter, have alienated many more. Many wonder why a person can criticize US, Russian, Chinese, and every other country’s policies without being slandered as anti-American, anti-Russian, anti-Chinese, but can only genuflect to Israel. Zionists are clever propagandists. They have succeeded in convincing Americans that they speak for all Israelis and all Jews. Such is far from the case. There is strong opposition to Zionism among Israeli Jews. Many oppose the treatment of the Palestinians.

There are Israeli Jewish organizations that oppose the theft of Palestinian land in the West Bank and the demolition of Palestinian homes in order to construct apartment buildings for “settlers.” Many Israeli Jews oppose the current bombing of Gaza. Netanyahu has minority support. He is in office only because he was able to put together a coalition of hard rightwing parties. It is the mistaken belief that Zionists speak for Israel and all Jews that causes Republicans such as Lindsay Graham, Mike Johnson, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis to be such strong supporters of the current Israeli indiscriminate bombing of Gaza. Many American Jews are up in arms about the massacre of Palestinians currently underway. A few days ago two Jewish peace organizations–Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow–marched on the US Capitol and staged a sit-in inside. “Not in our name,” they proclaimed and demanded an immediate ceasefire and justice for the Palestinians.

I have had Israeli house guest who came to convince Protestant denominations to disinvest from Israel until the Israeli government reflected the empathy that Americans show Israelis in Israeli government empathy to Palestinians. Unfortunately for the Palestinians, the Christians were too much under the thumb of Zionist propaganda to have any Christian charity for the Palestinians. According to reports, 1.4 million Gazans–more than half of the population–have already been displaced by Israel dropping US-supplied bombs on Palestinian civilians. Rabbi Alissa Wise told CNN that “it’s wretched. I wake up every single morning with tears in my eyes, rage in my heart, and I channel it into action.” Her latest was to occupy the US Capitol and urge a ceasefire, which is far more than than any Christian church leader, member of the House or Senate or Biden regime are doing.

Note that it is Jews who are leading the demand for a ceasefire. CNN published photos of the Jewish peace rally on Capitol Hill. The Jews are holding signs: Zionism = Fascism, Stop Genocide in Gaza, Jews Say Ceasefire Now, No To War And Apartheid, Not In Our Name, and other trenchant statements. Americans, British, and Europeans need to confront the fact that propaganda from Zionists, a minority of Jews, has turned them into monsters demanding Palestinian blood. The demand for blood might well end in nuclear Armageddon.

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“This perhaps is the final tragic irony. Those who were once in need of protection from genocide now commit it.”

Exterminate All the Brutes (Chris Hedges)

Israel’s bombing campaign, one of the heaviest of the 21st century, has killed more than 7,300 Palestinians, nearly half of them children, along with 26 journalists, medical workers, teachers and United Nations staff. Some 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza have been displaced and an estimated 600,000 are homeless. Mosques, 120 health facilities, ambulances, schools, apartment blocks, supermarkets, water and sewage treatment plants and power plants have been blasted into rubble. Hospitals and clinics, lacking fuel, medicine and electricity, have been bombed or are shutting down. Clean water is running out. Gaza, by the end of Israel’s scorched earth campaign, will be uninhabitable, a tactic the Nazis regularly employed when facing armed resistance, including in the Warsaw Ghetto and later Warsaw itself. By the time Israel is done, Gaza, or at least Gaza as we knew it, will not exist.

Not only are the tactics the same, but so is the rhetoric. Palestinians are referred to as animals, beasts and Nazis. They have no right to exist. Their children have no right to exist. They must be cleansed from the earth. The extermination of those whose land we steal, whose resources we plunder and whose labor we exploit is coded within our DNA. Ask Native Americans. Ask Indians. Ask the Congolese. Ask the Kikuyu in Kenya. Ask the Herero in Namibia who, like Palestinians in Gaza, were gunned down and driven into desert concentration camps where they died of starvation and disease. Eighty thousand of them. Ask Iraqis. Ask Afghans. Ask Syrians. Ask Kurds. Ask Libyans. Ask indigenous peoples across the globe. They know who we are.

Israel’s distorted, settler colonial visage is our own. We pretend otherwise. We ascribe to ourselves virtues and civilizing qualities that are, as in Israel, flimsy justifications for stripping an occupied and besieged people of their rights, seizing their land and using prolonged imprisonment, torture, humiliation, enforced poverty and murder to keep them subjugated. Our past, including our recent past in the Middle East, is built on the idea of subduing or wiping out the “inferior” races of the earth. We give these “inferior” races names that embody evil. ISIS. Al Qaeda. Hezbollah. Hamas. We use racist slurs to dehumanize them. “Haji” “Sand Nigger” “Camel Jockey” “Ali Baba” “Dung Shoveler” And then, because they embody evil, because they are less than human, we feel licensed, as Nissim Vaturi, a member of the Israeli parliament for the ruling Likud party said, to erase “the Gaza Strip from the face of the earth.”

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s former Prime Minister, in an interview on Sky News on Oct. 12 said, “We’re fighting Nazis,” in other words, absolute evil. Not to be outdone, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Hamas in a press conference with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, as “the new Nazis”. Think about that. A people, imprisoned in the world’s largest concentration camp for sixteen years, denied food, water, fuel and medicine, lacking an army, air force, navy, mechanized units, artillery, command and control and missile batteries, is being butchered and starved by one of the most advanced militaries on the planet, and they are the Nazis?

[..] Maybe we are fooled by our own lies, but most of the world sees us, and Israel, clearly. They understand our genocidal proclivities, rank hypocrisy and self-righteousness. They see that Palestinians, largely friendless, without power, forced to live in squalid refugee camps or the diaspora, denied their homeland and eternally persecuted, suffer the kind of fate once reserved for Jews. This perhaps is the final tragic irony. Those who were once in need of protection from genocide now commit it.

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Lebanon, Turkey house large amounts of refugees.

Tucker And Farage: Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Taking Muslim Refugees? (ZH)

Tucker Carlson sat down with former UK politician Nigel Farage to discuss where refugees from current conflicts in the Middle East should go, considering that there will be “hundreds of thousands, possibly millions” of them in the coming weeks, months and years. Carlson posited a scenario in which Israel is asked to take in refugees who hate them. “So if you were to suggest ‘well why isn’t Israel take them in, it’s their War’, the response you would get would be… ‘that’s insane these people are dangerous.'” Likewise, a country with Christian roots such as the United States – which feels it should try to help people, should remember that “the duty of any government its primary duty is the Integrity of its own country and its citizens,” Carlson continued.

Carlson then observes that there’s a distinct lack of voices calling for countries with booming economies, such as China, to bear the refugee load. Why instead are Christian countries, historically bastions of refuge, the only ones saddled with this “obligation”? “It’s interesting that no one ever says well China’s got the fastest-growing economy in the world they have an obligation to take in millions of refugees,” he said. Farage noted the UK’s “great history in the UK of taking refugees,” noting that “they did very, very well in Commerce, Finance, the military in our country,” in terms of persecuted groups that the country has taken in throughout history. But juxtapose this with the recent waves of refugees, and a disturbing pattern emerges. A significant number of these refugees, especially from regions like Gaza, are potential sympathizers of extremist groups like Hamas.

Given the spate of extremist-driven incidents in the West, particularly in the UK, one can’t help but wonder: are Western countries knowingly or unknowingly sowing the seeds of their own societal unrest? “So if you take any significant number from Gaza into our country, you will have a significant percentage of Hamas sympathizers and supporters among them,” said Carlson. To which Farage replied: “And if anyone should take them Tucker, shouldn’t it be the Egyptians? Shouldn’t it be the Saudis? Shouldn’t it be their co-religionists in that part of the world? And how interesting that Saudi Arabia didn’t take a single person from Syria because they were worried of the impact it would have on Saudi Society. Right. And the same goes for Egypt.”

According to Farage, “We have allowed the virus of Marxism to take hold in our countries,” noting how Britain and the United States are being indoctrinated with a toxic blend of guilt over their colonial pasts, allegations of institutional racism, and a host of other divisive narratives. All the while, conservative voices, which could counter this downward spiral, remain silenced by a spineless media establishment. “Conservative cowardice through politics and media has led to so very much of this,” he continued.

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“..Nebenzya pointed out high losses among UN staffers in the conflict..”

Biblical-Scale Catastrophe Unfolding In Gaza Strip – Russia’s UN Envoy (TASS)

A humanitarian catastrophe on a biblical scale is unfolding in the Gaza Strip, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said at a session of the UN Security Council. “It’s time to call it what it is: a humanitarian catastrophe on a biblical scale is unfolding on occupied Palestinian territory, in the West Bank of the Jordan River and in the Gaza Strip,” he said. “According to information received, the number of fatalities in the enclave has surpassed 8,000 people, half of whom are women and children,” the envoy pointed out.

Over 2,000 people remain under the rubble, more than 21,000 sustained wounds while internally displaced people are numbering 1.6 mln, he noted. Additionally, Nebenzya pointed out high losses among UN staffers in the conflict zone. “These horrible figures are increasing hourly. We are thankful to all the humanitarian workers on site who are working at the end of their tether under the conditions of a catastrophic lack of basic goods, including medical ones, as well as with high risks for their lives,” the diplomat said.

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“..the EU has brought itself to the brink of “complete degeneration” by deciding to become Russia’s enemy at the instigation of Washington.”

EU Is Russia’s Enemy – Medvedev (RT)

Russia and the European Union are now “true enemies” rather than neighbors, according to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Writing on social media on Sunday, Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, claimed that Brussels has become obsessed with building “crazy conspiracy theories” and raving about the “complete unpredictability of Russia.” As a result, the bloc has spent “astronomical sums to maintain its security” but has “lost Russia as a long-term strategic partner. We are not happy about this, but it is a fact,” the former president added. Medvedev accused the EU of meekly complying with the whims of the US, meaning it has lost the ability to act independently not only globally but even in Europe.

“Almost all EU countries stood at attention in front of the United States and Britain and obediently began to carry out their instructions to support the Nazi Kiev regime. And now any instructions in general,” Medvedev wrote. He claimed that the EU has brought itself to the brink of “complete degeneration” by deciding to become Russia’s enemy at the instigation of Washington. At the same time, the former president insisted that the world’s great powers will sooner or later agree on how to coexist in the new geopolitical conditions, and that Washington will have no choice but to deal with Russia, China, and the Global South. Europe, however, will “soon be gone,” Medvedev predicted, comparing the EU to a “sweet little old woman.”

“She was mercilessly limited in her rights by a fat-faced overseas relative, whom she trusted unreservedly. First he cynically robbed the wealthy old woman, depriving her of many sources of livelihood and sending her millions of poor relatives. Soon, he will simply throw the old woman, who has fallen into insanity, out onto the cold street, mercilessly slamming the door behind her in her own house.” One of Russia’s closest allies, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, stated last week at a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto that he wholeheartedly supports the existence and preservation of the EU, and wants it to be “strong, resilient, sovereign, and independent.” Lukashenko explained that his support did not stem from any particular love for the EU, but because it is one of the pillars, along with Russia, China, the US, and India, that hold up the planet and whose downfall would be “bad for everyone.”

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“He deludes himself … We are not winning. But try telling him that..”

Zelensky ‘Feels Betrayed’ by Western Partners – Time Magazine (Sp.)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has become robotic after feeling betrayed by his Western backers, Time magazine reported, citing members of Zelensky’s inner circle. “Now he walks in, gets the updates, gives the orders, and walks out,” one of the sources said, with a second source adding that he feels betrayed by his Western allies. “He deludes himself … We are not winning. But try telling him that,” the source reportedly said.
Earlier on Monday, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said that the Ukrainian armed forces are experiencing a critical lack of quality medicines and medical equipment, as the number of injured soldiers has tripled amid the crumbling counteroffensive. Last week, UK media reported that medical staff of the Ukrainian armed forces are complaining about faulty medical equipment and the lack of supplies, leading to an increase in the death toll in the wake of Ukraine’s counteroffensive.

Moreover, corruption is rampant among Ukrainian officials, a top advisor to Zelensky reportedly said. “People are stealing like there’s no tomorrow,” the advisor is quoted as saying. Zelensky acknowledged the problem of corruption in Ukraine, the report said. However, Zelensky also suggested that some foreign backers may be exaggerating the issue as an excuse to reduce support, the report said. The report comes as US lawmakers weigh a $106 billion supplemental funding request by the Biden administration, which includes money to support Ukraine and Israel. Some lawmakers have proposed considering aid for the two countries separately due to a potential lack of support for Ukraine among House Republicans.

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New German Anti-War Party Already Neck and Neck With Scholz’s SPD (Sp.)

Despite the fact that Germany’s new political party conceived by lawmaker Sahra Wagenknecht has yet to become official, it has already overtaken a member of the ruling coalition government in a poll. Around 14 percent of Germans are ready to vote for the Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance – For Reason and Justice (BSW), according to a poll commissioned by Bild am Sonntag and cited in media reports. Two surveys were carried out, one specifically featuring the party that BSW is preparing to found officially next January, and another one omitting it to assess which of Germany’s political parties might hemorrhage support once this new rival enters the fray. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democratic Party is only one percentage point ahead of Wagenknecht’s brainchild, one of the polls showed, and two other members of the ruling coalition – the Green Party and the Free Democrats – lag behind at 12 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

As to which party is likely to lose the most voters to the new political alliance, the survey indicated it would be the right-wing Alternative for Germany Party (AfD). Although the poll omitting Wagenknecht’s alliance showed AfD garnering 21 percent of the votes, the poll that included BSW showed some 4 percent of German voters abandoning AfD, according to the survey. These figures place the “Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht–For Reason and Justice” in fourth place. Wagenknecht, known for her vociferous criticism of Germany’s military aid to the Kiev regime and sanctions targeting Russia, announced on 23 October, at the first press conference of the new political alliance, that she had abandoned The Left party and intended to found a new political party with several close associates that stands for “reason and justice”. The former parliamentary leader of The Left, Amira Mohamed Ali, was elected chairwoman of the new Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance – For Reason and Justice, which already has 10 lawmakers who also abandoned The Left.

Wagenknecht, who did not mince her words when she described Germany’s government as the “worst” in its history, emphasized that it “acted without a plan, is short-sighted and sometimes totally incompetent”. “We need to return to political sanity, and this applies first and foremost to our economic policy. Germany is a country that is poor in raw materials but rich in exports. A large part of our wellbeing depends on high industrial added value. But with the economic sanctions [against Russia] we have cut ourselves off from cheap energy resources without any viable alternatives,” Wagenknecht said.

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Would the success of the new Anti-War Party have something to do with this?

Germany ‘Must Be Prepared for War’ in Europe – Defense Minister (Sp.)

Germany must prepare itself for a European war, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has announced. “We have to get used to the idea that there may be a threat of war in Europe,” the minister said in an interview with German media. “Germany must be able to defend itself. We must be prepared for war,” he said. Warning that the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and the latest explosion of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis will have consequences for German society, Pistorius said that Germany must act defensively, and that this applies to both the Bundeswehr and society at large. Pistorius rejected allegations leveled by some of Germany’s political class that the government has been too slow in its ambitious rearmament plans, insisting that “it doesn’t get much faster than that,” and pointing out that the Bundeswehr is not only getting €100 billion in extra money, but also being reorganized.

The defense minister went on to blame the current government’s predecessors going back to the 1990s for the military’s shoddy state. “Everything that has been messed up and fallen into disrepair over 30 years cannot be corrected in 19 months,” he insisted. But by the end of the current decade Germany will find itself in a completely different position, he promised. Germany’s rearmament is on track to becoming the largest of its kind since the Second World War, with spending continually ticking upward for more than 60 years, with the exception of a brief drop in spending in the 1990s after the end of the Cold War. But the outlays have not coincided with visible improvements in the European nation’s military capabilities, with the Bundeswehr regularly complaining of shortages of military equipment and parts, and limitations to training stemming from restrictions on the use of fuel and ammunition during drills.

Despite these problems, Berlin has been highly generous in supporting the US-led proxy war against Russia in Ukraine, committing over €17.1 billion in military assistance to Kiev since 2022 – more than any other country apart from the United States itself. Major equipment deliveries have included Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 tanks, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers, Marder infantry fighting vehicles, and Panzerfaust RPGs.

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From insurancenewsnet. They notice something, but can’t name it. Not a word about vaccines.

“Younger adult death rate up 20% in 2023.”

‘Excess Mortality’ Continuing Surge Causes Concerns (INN)

“There’s no standard way to measure excess mortality,” said Josh Stirling, founder of the Insurance Collaboration to Save Lives, a non-profit organization that seeks mitigate mortality losses by providing life insurers with tests to screen policyholders for health problems. “But if you use the data that seems most reliable it looks like, generally, we’re at 13.9 deaths per 100,000, which is up perhaps 7% from where it should have been. Is that catastrophic? Maybe not, but it should be lower.” The Society of Actuaries polls of its members found that in August of last year 85% thought excess morality rates would continue to 2025. Two months ago, the same poll found that 79% believed excess mortality rates will continue through 2026.

The issue is clouded because figures vary widely depending on how the data is cut and adjusted for the time period, age, specific pathologies, and many other factors. Some executives think the current numbers are temporary or seasonal and don’t require the industry to react.“We believe that insured population will continue to see declining excess deaths over the next several years reaching about 0% excess deaths by 2030,” said Fred Tavan, chief pricing officer at Legal & General America, a Maryland-based insurer and major provider of term life insurance in the U.S. “This is one of the reasons there haven’t seen any significant changes in insurance premiums during COVID or even after. A scan of insurance premiums across the industry from different carriers proves this out.”

Others aren’t so sanguine and point to statistics from the U.S. Center of Disease Control that show mortality rates alarmingly rising for different categories. For example, younger adult mortality rates are up more than 20% in 2023, the CDC said. Cause of death data show increased cardiac mortality in all ages. And even as COVID-related causes declined in 2022, others rose, particularly stroke, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases. “Consider the ripples of COVID-19 and its varying impacts, leading to higher rates of depression, suicide, and increased substance abuse,” said Samantha Chow, global leader for Life, Annuity and Benefits Sector at Capgemini, the giant multinational Paris-based consulting company. “This has set off a domino effect. From a life insurer’s standpoint, and those dealing in retirement and long-term care solutions, there’s a larger conversation at hand.

Can the industry handle a sudden spike in claims? The surge in excess deaths caught carriers off guard, and our aging population is becoming more susceptible to illnesses or passing due to natural causes.” Chow said there’s a real question of whether the insurance industry can sustain the enormous payouts the excess mortality rates will dictate. “The real concern for life insurers lies in preparing for an unexpected wave of death claims and the impact on their assets under management,” she said. “Do they have enough reserves to weather these outflows, given the excess deaths? It’s not just about death or health. It is about the industry’s ability and readiness to manage this monumental outflow.”

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    Egon Schiele Port of Trieste 1907   • White House Seeks Funding For Israeli Plan To Ethnically Cleanse Gaza (Cradle) • Nakba 2.0 Revives the Neoc
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    “This perhaps is the final tragic irony. Those who were once in need of protection from genocide now commit it.”

    The only thing that seems to come from oppression is the knowledge of how to oppress. From oppression comes more oppression.


    With the WEF and western world .gov pouring monies into the MSM to support it how will one go about exacting change? Complaining to the advertising companies won’t help if they’re being supported by ESG bullshit. I see the WEF is looking for more monies from the US, I wonder why? Too many zombie companies needing life support for following the bullshit? I know preaching to the choir here. Have to say it somewhere, the people in my community are fully in the matrix. I wonder what TAE’s rating looks like, as if!

    On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense gave an award of $749,387 to Newsguard Technologies, a private service that scores media outlets on “reliability” and “trust.” According to the suit, roughly 40,000 subscribers buy Newsguard subscriptions, getting in return a system of “Nutrition Labels” supposedly emphasizing “safe” content. Importantly, Newsguard’s customers include universities and libraries, whose users are presented with labels warning you that CBS is great and Tucker Carlson is dangerous:



    Do authoritarians deserve a chance to be treated with grace and forgiveness? The question is circulating regularly these days in the wake of the complete failure of covid pandemic response and the victory of the anti-mandate movement. The answer relies on a series of counter-questions based on logic and predictable outcomes. It’s the kind of discussion that covid cultists don’t want to have; they just want everyone to forget because they now have something to lose politically

    Scott Galloway, Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and member of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders Of Tomorrow” list, is one of the cultists that now wants to be given a free pass as he debates the issue on Real Time with Bill Maher.


    Dr. D

    “AOC on Sunday posted on X that she won’t support any more foreign aid, including support to Israel, because of the national debt” and needs here at home.

    …Just kidding! It was Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). AOC may also vote against it though. If Pelosi allows.

    Top priority! 5% of all voters give a s—t about a s—t country, the most corrupt in Europe according to the NY Times. That’s why they get (another) $100 Billion.

    “The Transportation Department’s budget for FY 2024 is $28 billion, rounded up. For the Labor Department, it is $15 billion. The Interior Department gets $19 billion. These three departments have a lot to do with the way Americans live—the quality of our lives. Roads, bridges, public transport; employee training programs, worker safety, labor-management relations; mining and logging licensing and regulation, national parks, Native American affairs: The budgets for these three departments come to $62 billion.” https://scheerpost.com/2023/10/26/patrick-lawrence-full-dress-irrationality/

    A third what we lost on Ukraine alone. So……….. looks to me like we could give EVERYONE in America free food, EVERYONE in a America a free house…and still have a ton left over for free education. Whaddya say? No? Don’t like money? Nope. They do NOT like money. They like War. #DeathCult.

    “DeSantis Warns China ‘Key Player’ Behind Ukraine, Israel Wars:
    “The CCP is keeping both Iran and Russia afloat financially…”

    So? Why the f– should I care? If both Ukraine and Israel were bombed off the face of the earth, I wouldn’t think of them ever again. Cruel? Too soon? On the flip side, if all AMERICA didn’t think of them ever again, there’d be no $150 Billion dollars to make wars there. See my point now?

    So…Desantis has a stiffy for an all-out TOTAL WAR against THREE fronts. Uh-huh. Because your state is so immensely self-sufficient in Food, Energy, Shoes, Chips, and electric transformers? Y’all put the JOKER to shame. He’s sitting in his basement wondering: Some men just want to watch the world burn. What can I possibly do now to catch up to Trump and Desantis?

    That feeling when your leaders are so bad you wish they were reasonable like Lex Luthor and Dr. Doom.

    Luongo proposes two things about Gaza: One, Israel needs to attack Iran, which (for some reason) is the only threat they feel can topple them. They can’t (or won’t) do it and why should they when “Christians” from Tennessee and Baltimore can die instead? That’s just common sense. BUT – The U.S. is clearly dying or dead as seen in Ukraine, a husk to be discarded. Before the reputational hit fully passes through and the U.S. fails, they need to get this quart of blood out of Tennessee. …Okay he didn’t say all that, but close. So ALL blackmail/money/favors/etc have been hot-stepped to FORCE the U.S. into a major war with Iran BEFORE we (and the Globo monetary system) collapse in in a vampiric bloodless heap on the world stage. Or better: die BECAUSE of killing Iran. (Then it’s our fault plus they can pick our carcass and erase the Bill of Rights).

    That goes with Part II: As the same Globo-empire runs TelAviv, MI6, Congress, and Brussels, AND they just lost in Ukraine, they HAVE to have the U.S. be WORSE than Europe economically, for capital flows. …If such a thing is even possible. I mean, really? Who on the planet could possibly be worse than Europe right now? ARGENTINA is looking better than Europe now. So: 1) get the U.S. to print money. That sounds strange because it should make us stronger but it allows Eurodollar creation when they are right now being squeezed to blackout by Powell’s Anaconda (you’re welcome). It will weaken the US$ possibly even to the abysmal level of the feckless Euro. All the money is PRINTED, so they can get it out of Congress and into their personal pockets, as is happening right now. AND! The U.S. is “In a war” and Europe “Isn’t”, so safety should stop fleeing to Powell’s 5% rates, which has been wiping out 10 years of Legarde’s negative issue bonds.

    This is part of the new EU Unified Taxing Authority they are back door-ing to Europe (without vaseline). Without it Europe cracks and the EU is destroyed, kudos for holding it together this long. As part of the “No capital allocation”, “No commercial banks” as part of the (UN/IMF/Swiss) Central Bank being the world currency and sole issuer, allocator, and CBDC as the revival of the Politboro that we all know worked so well.

    No U.S. war = Europe remains squeezed and blacks out. But get the U.S. in a war – any war! We don’t care! — and Europe can last another move.

    Again, WHO exactly? but roughly speaking it remains the same GloboEmpire on the inside, and “Multi-polar” on the outside. Each nation has their internal resistance to GloboCap, but roughly speaking no one from the inside, the “West”, has fully broken out yet. However, the holding actions, like Hungary, seem to be stable and those fully on the outside of the “Axis of Things-We’d-Like-to-Steal” are getting stronger.

    I need to think about this a lot more, but what is up with Congress and the White Hats? In the above environment? So ALL people went with Israel? Really? Hold on a sec; pause your cynical face. Don’t Black Pill me now. That’s not normal. That’s not characteristic of several of these people. Not that, say, Trump, isn’t pro-Israel (and ALSO a Nazi) but he’s a POLITICIAN. He doesn’t throw his entire bank on the poker table for one throw. That would be nuts, and if he did that, he wouldn’t have made it this far.

    Some obviously are pro-Israel and always have been. Sure some will be mouthier than usual. But look at the roster we have identified as White Hat aligned over time and hundreds of actions: they’re going Pro-Israel at the worst possible time and AGAINST the entirety their base.

    Okay, anyone remember the SINGLE play in the White Hat playbook? Anyone? Beuller? There’s only one, so you don’t need to think too hard: Make them go TOO FAR. Too fast. Show everyone who they are. Tell them they’re great, you’re on board, I give up, you win.

    You see, the talent and intelligence of the “Normal” people is the only thing that allows mentally-deranged parasites to win. OUR work, OUR strategy. Because, Ipso “mentally deranged”, their plans make about as much sense as a rabid badger and fail utterly whenever tried. Viz. “Bolton”.

    Back to Trumpster Dumpster. So he went ALL IN for Israel. Against his base. Like way over the horizon, way past Covid against his base. Like irreversibly, irredeemably against his base. C’mon. ORlly? Whyyyyyyyyy? He suddenly forgot to be a politician? He can give everything to Israel WITHOUT doing this, and has. In fact, he can do far more for them by shutting up at home. Call me sus.

    No. Because somebody knows Israel is going to lose. Wait, what? Trump went all in for somebody who’s going to lose? Yes, like Bolton. What’s their one play, that the K-Pop never, ever, ever, ever pick up on?


    Whoops! Israel, who holds the blackmail on most of Congress, Overextended, Overplayed their hand. But whaddya lookin’ at me for? I totally, totally was on board! I did everything you ever asked! And more! …Just like Ukraine.

    What retribution? What retribution when they fall? We did everything you told us, everything you asked! Not our fault your plans were deranged, mentally ill gibberish of a meth-smoking mongoose.

    Oh and like Ukraine (which they, the White Hats, just won), golly gee Batman, we tried SO HARD to get that critical vote, critical funding, but shucks Congress is all disordered right now and golly, we just couldn’t get it through. Hillbillies in Kentucky, you understand. So YOU went out there against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, and ALSO Iran’s new partner, Saudi Arabia, PLUS Egypt and Jordan, and lost? Well we MEANT to back you up, but you know, Speakership…House…elections…right?

    Does that lift the cloud of blackmail from Congress a little, with the ADL being exposed and clearly enormously weakened lately?

    …So that’s what I’m thinking from “Reading words.” This is not plausible at all. This is way too far. Israel is in a trap, and we – certain Americans – are helping. On the same play as Ukraine, same plan as last time, same plan as always, until these drooling glue-sniffers finally catch on. But they can’t. Because “Inbred Mentally ill”.

    ‘Til then: Party on Wayne!

    Says Moriarty:

    “There are several important factors here that have led us to the verge of World War Three.
    1. Bibi faces criminal charges once he is out of office.
    2. Brandon probably will end up facing criminal charges once the DOJ understands who they really work for.
    3. Israel wants to blow up the Al-Aqsa Mosque and rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount. Once the rest of the Muslim world realizes what is really behind the actions of Israel, they will go all in.
    4. There is a giant natural gas and oil field off Gaza. Israel pretty much stole the portion that by all international law belongs to the Palestine.
    5. Israel would love to use their nukes on both Syria and Iran. If they could get the US to destroy the Iranian oil fields it would increase the value of their stolen natural gas and oil field.
    6. I think Israel sees a total war against the 2.3 million people in Gaza as a final solution. They have gotten away with war crimes for 75 years so Bibi and the rest of the war criminals running Israel can pull off one last trick.

    …Hamas has all the right in the world under the Geneva Convention to break out of their concentration camp and open-air prison, that does not extend to the deliberate murder of civilians. Israel spends a lot of time whining about their right of self-defence but the three US carriers and one British carrier do not qualify as self-defence. If Israel wants self-defence they should defend themselves not call in their attack dogs that they own and operate. But if Israel has a right of self-defence, so does Hamas. …
    This war like all others gives everyone an opportunity to show off their moral compass.”

    Or complete lack thereof. Show us who you are.

    “I’m going to tell you something that very few people will say because frankly they lack my background and qualifications. The Russians have hypersonic missiles on Mig 31s flying over the Black Sea on a 24/7 basis. Those rockets have a nine-minute flight time from the Black Sea to the Eastern Med. Even on a non-nuclear basis the Russians can take out all three US Carrier groups in the first ten minutes of a major war. We have no defence against the missiles. If they hit the carriers 12,000 Americans are going to die.

    …Let me make this abundantly clear. Like the last stupid war in Ukraine brought on by the US and Nato, we are going to get our asses handed to us. Bibi has pissed off the entire Muslim world. This is turning into the last battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. And frankly if you support the genocide of 2.3 million mostly innocent people in Gaza, you are [evil]”

    Clear enough for you?

    Question for the White Hats is: is it worth 12,000 lives and to sink a few museum relics to end this world-wide horror show for good? You’d send them to land on Normandy if that ended it and restored Democracy, wouldn’t you? What’s the difference? OR: Do you SAY you are going to go in. We’re right behind you!!! And when that Kinzal hits the US/NATO forward base in Lviv first day of the war, all the Generals point to it and say…welllllllll…maybe not so hasty. But we’re right behind you still!!! With NO men, NO tanks, NO planes, in fact, only all the useless outdated junk we’d have to expensively decommission anyway, and THAT only doled out one-by-one so it definitely won’t win anything.

    …And no one notices. Because rabid, deranged, drooling morons. So is THAT what they do in the Eastern Mediterranean instead? I’m not saying Iran wins and re-occupies modern Israel. Just that they take such a beating they become a “normal” nation again, in a multi-polar world of “equals”.

    Remember, Israel is very careful, very powerful placed worldwide, and doesn’t want to do anything for themselves. The only way they’ll act is if you OVERWHELMINGLY say we’re ALL IN. We’ve got your back, completely. You are ENTIRELY safe. Is that what we’re seeing out there, in Congress, because that’s just not plausible. NO ONE is all in for anyone except THEMSELVES. Telling them so is a lie. So…why everyone lying to get Bibi to swing?

    Halloween on Libertarian Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPKPYv40Ttw

    UNREAL Stats: 4.1% of ALL Deaths in Canada Last Year Caused By Government ‘Suicide’

    Wow. Now there’s a self-correcting problem. I feel better already.

    Aspnaz: “Most ordinary Jews support Israel, in my experience the vast majority support Israel…”

    I concede that whole post. That is the argument against in a nutshell, without hyperbole.

    However, note that pre-arranging and pushing this issue has divided us wonderfully. You’re attacking, we’re attacking each other instead of those above. They’re living rent-free in your head. Therefore, they own you still. I won’t say “forgive and be free.” I’d just say, those are not winning tactics. They have installed the handle to yank you around with, and it requires you to keep holding it close to your heart. Be like Elsa and Let It Go.


    When I was a kid, I came across some evangelical material with a tag line that has stuck with me ever since. “If being a Christian became a crime in your country, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

    Over the years, as my church attendance waxed and waned, the phrase kept coming back to me, perhaps to give me a little prod, for which I’m now thankful. But overall, it didn’t bother me all that much. But in the last few years, a generalised, perverted form of the phrase has slowly but surely crystallised in my mind.

    “If being [insert attribute] became a crime in your country, would any evidence be enough to save you?

    Will You Be Convicted of Spreading Misinformation?

    Dr. D

    Yes. But why bother? If you’re not a “Pal” you’ll be equally convicted on no evidence at all.


    Read the bloggers. MSM Lost Control of the messages
    Gaza “land operations”:
    1. Turn buildings into rubble
    2. Level rubble with tractors
    Israel and the US either win their genocidal war swiftly now, or else they will lose the long war.
    The peaceful demonstrations demanding peace and cease-fire have been noted by the governments and ignored.
    Maybe we are fooled by our own lies, but most of the world sees us, and Israel, clearly. They understand our genocidal proclivities, rank hypocrisy and self-righteousness. They see that Palestinians, largely friendless, without power, forced to live in squalid refugee camps or the diaspora, denied their homeland and eternally persecuted, suffer the kind of fate once reserved for Jews. This perhaps is the final tragic irony. Those who were once in need of protection from genocide now commit it.
    Whoops! Israel, who holds the blackmail on most of Congress, Overextended, Overplayed their hand. But whaddya lookin’ at me for? I totally, totally was on board! I did everything you ever asked! And more! …Just like Ukraine.
    Covid vaccines:
    Count/Watch the 10,000’s at a football games.
    Count the number of hospitals overflowing with covid patients.


    So why do you let it happen?
    Who listen to Putin?
    “… few listened & even fewer understood & cared…”
    Who would listen to me at TAE?


    Israel can’t find/locate/communicate with 240 people and as a result calls them hostages of Hamas.
    October 7th?

    Just Some Randomer

    @zerosum “They see that Palestinians, largely friendless, without power…..”

    By contrast to the Palestinian’s lack of access to the levers of power both today and historically, this is the house in Buckinghamshire in which is displayed the original Balfour declaration where the British Empire acceded to the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine at the request of Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild.


    Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain his friends.

    So it was really just a kind of weekend country cottage which the Rothschilds used to entertain and schmooze their powerful London friends and make sure events just happened to fall in their favour.


    UNREAL Stats: 4.1% of ALL Deaths in Canada Last Year Caused By Government ‘Suicide’


    They are, amongst other things, now officially, “legally” using suicide as a “treatment” for depression. ie suicide as a treatment for suicidal thoughts.

    I was just reading an article on the Aztecs the other day that they were killing minimum 1% of the population yearly in sacrifices to prevent the end of the world. You know, Save The Planet.

    They made a PROMOTION, a COMMERCIAL for “assisted suicide” So beautiful. What examples are they giving us in the video of WHO should be killing themselves? What underlying beliefs are held by the people promoting it? Want to make a bet I can name them all off in 1 try?

    pop-out for non truncated viewing


    To think that just a few short months prior, posts by C-biker were deemed “outrageous” prompting some visitors to depart in protest for being allowed on TAE?


    Do we have nine hundred and fifty years?

    1979 saw the beginning of a thirteen year investigation into the truth concerning a rather famous celebrity. There was little fanfare in 1992 when the results of the investigation were revealed to a less than curious humanity. This lack of interest is quite understandable, the celebrity in question was convicted in the year 1633. That’s right girls and boys three hundred and forty six years after conviction and an additional thirteen years of investigation later the celebrity was absolved of his transgression. The ruling of the investigation? “It moves”. This is the world of the “Enlightenment”. This is the world where dogma, DOGMA to be more accurate, still holds the reigns. The celebrated “Reigns of Reason”.

    Were there brown or red human beings whose cultures had produced astronomical maps and histories prior to the year 1633? Were there black human beings in Africa whose culture had knowledge of our solar system and the local cluster long before the charge of heresy? Simply stated, yes.

    The celebrated celebrities of our day have placed The Enlightenment and It’s (purposeful choice of diction) bastard child, Western Civilization, at the center of the universe. The Roberts and Hedges are members of the Moral Inquisition and just like the Inquisitors of 1633 no evidence contrary to the Moral Burden will be tolerated. That there has been lies, torture and genocides is of no consquence when your emotions and lack of spiritual awareness are central to the functioning of EVERYTHING. The logic goes something in the neighborhood of:
    “Yes we wiped out the cultures of two continents and carried centuries of created value back to our lair, let bygones be bygones. The important thing to consider is that we must murder and rob the Chinese. We are at the Center of an expanding Universe and our position must be mantained. What is to be done with the populists, the socialists those huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Murder them and their fanciful yet unenlightened philosophies and cultures. Taking profit from a closed system is our moral imperative.”

    “White Hats” The moral elite who have starved, maimed and poisoned infants, children and their mothers for profit. Those paragons of virtue who see the value of Their portfolio diminishing and are driven to ensure the profitability of that subsection of immorality. Theodore Parker be damned.

    The “White Hats” have one intent, keeping their bread buttered.
    The spice must flow.
    Anyone Enlightened can see that.
    Do we have nine hundred and fifty years?


    Same story replicates itself fractally writ large:

    “He kept me locked in the basement. Would not let me go anywhere, get any sunlight, do anything good. Forced me to eat poop and bugs. Beat me while telling me what a bad person I was.”

    Creepy stepuncle, WEF, Israeli policy setters, US State Dept, WHO etc. The boringly banal totally unimaginative creepy stepuncle with a larger stage to fill with themselves. Can’t imagine greater greatness than the toothless alcoholic dude with a girl trapped in the basement of his broken down shack. Mistaking their grandiose inner feelings for grandness.

    Israel should have at least frogmarched every non Israeli out of the captured territories the moment they won their wars. THAT would have been better than THIS, bad as that is.

    But creepy stepuncle doesn’t get to make stepdaughter eat bugs, beat her and continually tell her she’s awful if he kicks her out of the house.


    “Were there brown or red human beings whose cultures had produced astronomical maps and histories prior to the year 1633? Were there black human beings in Africa whose culture had knowledge of our solar system and the local cluster long before the charge of heresy? Simply stated, yes.”

    “Yes we wiped out the cultures of two continents and carried centuries of created value back to our lair, let bygones be bygones.”

    You seem to be arguing on the one hand that anything is equivalent to anything.

    Else, where is their Kepler, Copernicus, etc. The Greeks calculated accurately things like the diameter of the earth and the distance to the moon. On record. Where are the records and what are they of EQUIVALENCE. Unless your argument is that there are no distinctions, differences, etc?

    And then labeling an entire swathe of the population of humanity as murderous, guilty. Based on their ethnicity and culture.

    It smacks of

    –there are no distinctions thus your achievements you would otherwise be proud of are as nothing

    –except there IS one hard distinction which is for YOUR group, it is presumed you are fully evil, responsible for all ills, stole everything you ever got, and you carry non dischargable group guilt

    YAW-FUCKING AWN. Ok, current-year Marxist. Now explain the 150 million dead from marxism – equal to 23 Hitlers.

    You have to presume that “Ah-HA, your civilization was not perfect!” Disproves all admirable qualities and achievements. And presume everyone is obligated to bow to your presumption

    First go on and prove the presumption.

    Plus you are thinking in terms of total choplogic. Marxists think of things as being “xyz-adjacent.” Same as primitive peoples believe, that the sanctified and clean should not touch the profane. YOUR society TOUCHED THESE THINGS, therefore…

    Prove this presumption first. I don’t believe in that religion. You’re going to have to prove the religion first before I accept it as a basis for argument or value-judgment.

    D Benton Smith

    Do authoritarians deserve a chance to be treated with grace and forgiveness?”

    Sure they do, and that chance is based on them gracefully and non-evasively admitting to the crime they want to be forgiven for.

    Fat chance.


    The French MSM (Le Figaro) has published an article reporting the ex-PM of Israel, Yair Lapid, saying (on X-Twitter, amongst others) that he personally issued a warning on 20 Sept. about upcoming extreme violence by Hamas, following info he had obtained.

    That the docs / info he received were also sent to Bibi N.

    Is repeated in the article that Cairo warned Bibi N. several times, and was ignored. Lapid also blasts Bibi N. for blaming the army and the SS (heh, that is Secret Service or Infor. services) in part, for the Hamas attack (8 oct.) Bibi N. hysterically denied these accusations and apologised to the army and SS for being out of line in critisising them.

    In F: https://tinyurl.com/ywwbxwnf

    It looks like the pro-Isr. narrative is cracking a little, in poodle USuk supporters like France.

    I don’t think comparisons between the Hamas attack and 9/11 are of much use (as posted before, while I understand how they come about) yet it is clear that the F MSM is now OK with a “he let it happen on purpose” scenario, which was a common meme or trope re. 9/11.


    Wiki, on the ‘Trance’ – Supernova Sukkot Gathering – music festival, 7 Oct. 2023:

    The organizers switched to the site only two days before, after the original location in southern Israel did not work out. (Israel)


    Very strange for a big festival – 2 days?

    I was reminded of the Las Vegas shooting at the Harvest Music Festival 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in recent history in the USA, supposedly carried out by lone nut Stephen Paddock (> total BS), and not elucidated to this day, buried.

    Just my musings not pointed to any plot in particular, exept that Music Festivals provide an easy oppo for cheaply killing many, usually youngish middle class / rich ppl, in an easy to control way.

    John Day

    ‘We Need to Stop This Whiny Behavior. We Need to Win The War’: Netanyahu ‘Used Plant to Influence Families of Kidnapped Israelis’

    Sort of a “Judas goat”.


    Israel compiled ‘ethnic cleansing’ plan for Gaza.

    “A document leaked to the Sicha Mekomit news site calls on the government to relocate the entire population of Gaza to the Sinai.”

    RT. https://www.rt.com/news/586197-israel-gaza-population-removal/.

    Not flash news, but MSM (even if on RT) is significant.

    Dr D Rich

    Says Dr D:

    “They’re living rent-free in your head. Therefore, they own you still.”
    “Let It Go.”

    The question IS do they live comfortably as in what form of parasitism do they take in your brain, Dr D?
    Normal commensal?
    A psychologist’s projection is transference or counter-transfernce, yet projection just the same.

    ‘A life unexamined is not worth living’

    I can’t wait for aspnaz’s reply.


    The ones we have sinned against gnaw at our hearts-
    But isn’t this how it has always been?
    Their very existence recriminates us-
    So then we sinners compound the sin.


    What happened to us we will do to another,
    Instilling resentment again.
    The cycle continues and fights will go on
    Until the destruction of men.

    D Benton Smith

    Ania K interviews Scott Ritter on Israel/Palestine again, and once again he is brilliantly articulate and, most rarely of all in today’s vlogosphere, non-evasively honest. Another great interview, don’t miss it.

    link: https://www.youtube.com/live/0MhiVUYh55w?si=4kEZBGGHwMrUlbZd


    MofA: A sure sign that Ukrainians know the war is lost. When it comes to corruption, they are behaving as if there is no tomorrow!

    Maybe the corrupt in Washington DC have noticed this too! Maybe they are no longer getting their usual cut from their money laundrying operation? Maybet the Ukrainians are now stealing all of the “cleaned” money!


    My father was on Sinai under the UN troops banner exactly sixty years ago. Returned after six-months deployment, just about this time of a year, and I can still see his white-toothed grin against dark tanned face.
    Lots of photos as a tourist in uniform.


    We officially anyway agree that forcibly moving ethnic populations out of their land is a crime against humanity.

    ALSO it is a long, LONG time policy of empires. Going back as far as there is history.

    For example, the Babylonian empire moving Jews out of Israel after conquering them.

    The first Messiah was an Iranian – a Persian. The guy who defeated Babylon, sent those ethnically cleansed folks back to their homeland, and gave them the money to re-erect their temple.

    The Jews’ First Messiah: An Iranian.

    Big, big part of the Jewish history. By the waters of Babylon we wept etc. Beginning of the diaspora and temple-away-from-the-temple practice of the religion. Forcible relocation of millions for an empire’s policies.


    Now it should became bold.





    On your advice I am not planning on attending any music festivals!


    oh and one additional note – gene-mapping proved that the Palestinians ARE to a great extent the Jews of ancient times. In terms of their lineage. Their genetics.

    So the Israeli govt is doing to ancestral Jews (admittedly non-practicing in terms of the religion, most likely) what was done by the Babylonians to the Jews.

    The Arab conquests weren’t all that much a matter of wiping out entire populations but converting them (even if by ah… non pacifist means shall we say…) so it should not be surprising that there’d be a bunch of ancestral Jews right there where they had lived for millennia.

    Dr. D

    Benton: That’s just silly. As anyone can see, it’s the American Left that’s living rent-free in my head.

    Commies! They’re under me bed!

    Veracious Poet


    This is turning into the last battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil.

    Do you really believe that this War To End All Wars is really about good vs. evil?

    From my perspective, seeking Spiritual Sanity in the *Now*, all I perceive is evil vs. more evil vs. pathologically pitch black evil (warmongers)…

    So, who is your “good’ guys?

    One last tidbit, then I’ll leave y’all to your passionate “discussions”:

    Within the Christian tradition are voluminous “teachings” that warn that condemnation of Israel as a religious “third rail” curse; while those that “support” Israel will receive bountiful blessings from the God of Abraham…

    To the land which I will show you;
    And I will make you a great nation,
    And I will bless you,
    And make your name great;
    And so you shall be a blessing;
    And I will bless those who bless you,
    And the one who curses you I will curse.
    And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed ~ Genesis 12:1-3

    Here’s another 100 Bible Verses about Those Who Are Against Israel

    As a recovering “evangelical” music minister & counselor I observed this phenom first-hand, from sea-to-shining-sea, it is definitely a deeply held “taboo” in the psyches of not only mainstream “Christianity”, but even more fervently observed within most cults…

    So, for many in “Christian America” protecting “Israel” is as much a holy crusade as it is a “jihad” for the Muslims that want to conquer & reoccupy it.

    This blessing vs. curse is deeply held in christian doctrine & drilled into congregants from Sunday school on…

    Even now, 30 years removed from “The Church”, it has import within my being.

    Never underestimate “superstition”…


    Figmund Sreud

    “ It is a peek back from a modern audience into ancient history, an Old Testament massacre in real time.
    The First Televised Genocide

    The First Televised Genocide



    Sorry for the repeated posts on Israel today but I am actually thinking my way through this.

    So we have the ancestors of converted Khazerian Eurasians bombing the converted islamic descendants of the original semitic Jews.

    Not, surely, as a uniform thing. Like it doesn’t describe the situation as this purely and only what is happening. …but generally, some of that is definitely happening.

    Thinking more on this…

    It follows that if they are in this pickle because their ancestors converted away from Judaism during the Muslim conquests, and they can prove by gene-mapping that they are ancestral Jews, and if they convert back to Judiasm, and claim the Right Of Return, they should be able to cross over from Gaza into Israel as citizens.

    And if they ALL convert, then Gaza can be eliminated and become part of Israel as planned and the Gazans can become full fledged Israeli citizens with all the commensurate rights and privileges.

    Dr. D

    VP — I know it well and certainly no one bothers with me…or the Bible…but what does it say about Israel that turns away from God and is cursed? That’s odd, I could have sworn a couple times when they misbehaved, Israel was chastised BY GOD, and the non-Jewish people who did it were merely instruments OF GOD.

    They leveled the Temple — of GOD — then annihilated Israel as a nation — from GOD. And the King like Cyrus who did that didn’t fare badly in the least. Maybe God’s promise only works when you keep God’s commandments and covenants? Like “Foreign Idols”, “Thou shalt not kill”, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s land” and even “”You shall not lie with a male as with a woman” which they approve of wildly over there?

    Hmmm, seems like if you act like a d–k, all support from God is right off.


    Dr. D

    Figmund Sreud

    … er, seriously?

    Russian forces in southern Ukraine installed a powerful radio-jammer designed to interfere with the signals that help to direct GPS-guided munitions and drones.

    Last week, Ukrainian forces blew up the Pole-21 GPS-jammer … with an apparent GPS-guided bomb.



    Highlights: Medical sources, ‘hundreds dead in Gaza refugee camp’ – News.com.au. Witnesses at the scene report that the Israeli air force resorted to a “ring of fire”, i.e. a tight bombardment along an entire strip of buildings. Rescue teams are converging on the scene. Gaza’s Ministry of Health, quoted by Al Jazeera, speaks of a death toll of at least 100 “destined to rise”

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