Nov 182023
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Mark Rothko Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea 1944


Israel Captures Al Shifa Hospital for Their Gaza Military Post (Sahiounie)
‘Al-Shifa Hospital Has Become A Giant Prison:’ Gaza Health Authority (Cradle)
How The Colonial West Continues To Betray The Rest Of The World (Ullekh)
‘Attacks On US Forces Essential To Stop Bloodbath In Gaza’: Hezbollah (Cradle)
Biden Offers Hand of Friendship to Xi While Holding Enmity in the Other (SCF)
Zelensky Fears A New ‘Maidan’ – Bloomberg (RT)
Will US Ever Resume Funding Ukraine? (Sp.)
Mike Johnson To Post More Than 40,000 Hours Of Jan. 6 Footage Online (JTN)
US Needs ‘New Breed’ Of Leaders – Schwarzenegger (RT)
Michael Cohen Appears to Confess to Prior False Statements Under Oath (Turley)
Don’t Count On A Trump Conviction — None Of These Cases Are Slam Dunks (Turley)
Stefanik Files Second Ethics Complaint Against Judge Engoron (JTN)
Judge Rejects Trump Bid To Remove ‘Prejudicial’ Language From Indictments (JTN)
As White House Stonewalls Probe, James Biden Signals Cooperation: Comer (JTN)
Pilot Warns Of Airline Industry Disaster Due To Covid Vaccines (Beck)





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Israel May Lose Its Statehood | Col. Larry Wilkerson Col. (ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff (2002-05)





What really happened in Israel on Oct. 7? Chris Hedges w/Max Blumenthal





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“In the face of millions of protesters across the world, we still have never once heard Biden call for a ceasefire.”

Israel Captures Al Shifa Hospital for Their Gaza Military Post (Sahiounie)

A military expert in the Middle East, on the condition of anonymity, said that Hamas likely keeps the location of their headquarters secret, and the information is available on a ‘need to know’ basis. Only the most senior members would likely know the location, and the local informants would not have that information, nor would the fighters who participated on the October 7 attack. The same military expert offered his theory: that the IDF want the Al Shifa Hospital as their headquarters because it is centrally located in the north, a substantial building, and has plenty of resources inside for electricity production and health care for the IDF. If his theory is correct, we may be presented with fabricated evidence of a secret Hamas headquarters by the IDF.

Regardless of how flimsy the evidence, the White House will rubber-stamp it with their seal of approval. We can’t forget General Colin Powell in Congress in 2003 with the small vial of baby powder claiming it to be Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Fabrications and lies are a specialty served up hot on a bed of media distortions by the Biden administration. The IDF hurriedly deleted a social media post they made claiming that all hospitals and ambulances in Gaza were a legitimate military target as Hamas used them. They were working up to the Al Shifa Hospital attack and wanted to test the waters. Gaza’s largest hospital, al-Shifa Hospital, located in northern Rimal in Gaza City, was built in 1946 during British rule. “In Gaza, as Israeli forces enter Al-Shifa hospital, we call once again for the protection of medical staff, patients and displaced civilians sheltered inside the hospital,” Doctors Without Borders said on X.

“We are extremely worried for their lives,” it stressed. “There are reports that some people who fled the hospital have been shot at, wounded and even killed,” wrote WHO on X on Saturday. Decomposed bodies were buried in a mass grave at the hospital to ward off contagions. Dr. Ahmad Mokhallalati, a surgeon who is currently in the hospital, told Al Jazeera that gunshots can be heard surrounding the hospital. Mokhallalati said 650 patients remain at the hospital, including about 100 in critical condition, with 2,000 to 3,000 displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in the building, and 700 medical staff. 36 premature babies were recently taken off their incubators because the station supplying them oxygen was destroyed in Israeli shellings three days ago, and three babies died. The IDF have stripped naked people in the courtyard of the hospital amid rain and winter temperatures while interrogating them as Israel tanks approached while firing.

At least 11,320 Palestinians have been killed, including over 7,800 women and children, and more than 29,200 others have been injured, according to the latest figures from Palestinian authorities. According to experts, the Al Shifa attack and occupation is part of the Israeli vision for a forceful displacement of everyone in northern Gaza. Food and water supplies have run out, and the destruction of the last remaining source of medical care is a strategic Israeli military goal. “The war against [Hamas] is advancing with full force, and it has one goal: to win. There is no alternative to victory,” Netanyahu said on Saturday, and has rejected international calls for a ceasefire. Netanyahu has clearly stated it is his goal to remain in Gaza as an occupying force indefinitely, despite the U.S., Egypt, and Jordan opposing such a plan. Netanyahu also made clear he wanted Israel to retain overall security control after any conflict “with the ability to go in whenever we want in order to kill terrorists”.

In the face of millions of protesters across the world, we still have never once heard Biden call for a ceasefire.

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“We are left with nothing, no power, no food, no water. With every passing minute, we are losing a life..”

‘Al-Shifa Hospital Has Become A Giant Prison:’ Gaza Health Authority (Cradle)

The head of the burns department in Al-Shifa Hospital, Ahmed Muqhalati, revealed to Al-Jazeera on 17 November that the Israeli army has continued to conduct several war crimes as their occupation of Gaza’s largest medical complex extends into a third day. Muqhalati mentioned that the hospital’s main building lacks water and electricity and that surviving children are suffering from severe intestinal infections due to the lack of clean water. Muhammed Abu Salmiya, Shifa Hospital’s director general, told Al-Jazeera that the building has become a “giant prison.” Still, staff continue to do their best to help patients but add that they “lost all those who were in the intensive care unit.” “We are left with nothing, no power, no food, no water. With every passing minute, we are losing a life. Overnight, we lost 22 persons, [and] for the past three days, the hospital has been kept under siege,” Salmiya said.

However, despite efforts from the hospital’s staff, the situation remains out of their hands. “On some occasions, we are forced to leave patients to die because we are helpless; we cannot perform any surgical operations on them; the least we can do is give them some painkillers to let those victims die in peace,” Salmiya added. He called out Israel’s propaganda, in which the Israeli army claimed to have provided humanitarian aid to the hospital, including incubators for the premature children. “The Israeli occupation forces claim to have provided incubators to the hospital, but this is not true; this is false,” Salmiya underlined. “In addition, we are not in need of incubators; we already have incubators in the hospital, yet we are out of fuel to generate electricity [for the incubators].” Al-Shifa Hospital is in crisis as the Israeli army claims to have information about a Hamas cell operating from within the medical facility. As current reports have it, nothing has been found.

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“..doling out death sentences to more than 11,000 people, including over 4,000 children, infants and newborn babies, under the guise of “self-defense.”

How The Colonial West Continues To Betray The Rest Of The World (Ullekh)

Nothing is more telling of the Western world’s attitude towards developing nations than the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. We in the Global South aren’t the only ones aghast at non-precision attacks by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on the Gazans. American academic John Mearsheimer, one of the world’s foremost international relations experts, is of the view that Tel Aviv is committing war crimes and “tearing the place” apart. He said in a recent interview that Israel is “waging a punishment campaign in Gaza [where] they are punishing the civilian population. If the Israelis were going to great lengths to target just Hamas and avoid civilian casualties then you could make a coherent argument that this is not a case of them committing war crimes. But they are not doing that.”

This is not the first instance of the South feeling betrayed by the West, which has come under sharp attack for treating the people of the rest of the world as subhuman, mere expendables. One key takeaway from Israel is the statement by its defense minister that the IDF is up against “human animals” in Gaza. This is the language of the colonizer since the dawn of empires: Sir Winston Churchill thought of Indians as an inferior race. When he was told that millions were dying in India because of the British diverting food supplies to the frontlines during World War II, he reportedly asked, “Why hasn’t Gandhi died yet?” There may exist no proof that he uttered those exact words, but his attitude was clear. From dehumanizing the Gazans who died in IDF strikes by terming them “Hamas’ human shields” – an accusation made sweepingly without evidence, as is the habit of the powerful over the ages – an Israeli representative has now called the UN relief workers in Gaza “Hamas members.”

Among the Western leaders, only Emmanuel Macron of France has so far spoken out against the killings of civilians in Gaza. The less said, the better about US officials such as former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, whose claims about Hamas’ “terror infrastructure” have not been backed up by proof of any kind – a privilege that would not have been so easily granted to a country from the Global South. I recently interviewed Dr. Mads Gilbert, a veteran Norwegian physician in the NORWAC (Norwegian Aid Committee) emergency team for Gaza, who has worked with the Palestinians for nearly 45 years as a specialist in emergency medicine and anaesthesiology. He was in Lebanon in 1982 when the IDF invaded the south of the country. He was in Gaza, too, offering emergency medical services during the Israeli bombardments of 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014.

He had worked in hospitals that the IDF had bombed, including Al-Shifa Hospital. “I challenge [Benjamin] Netanyahu to show proof that Al Shifa Hospital is a Hamas hideout,” he told me just before crossing the Rafah border into Gaza during the current bombardment to assist Palestinian doctors working under the direst conditions. The West seems driven by a divine right to whimsically trample upon the human rights of those it deems unimportant and beneath it, doling out death sentences to more than 11,000 people, including over 4,000 children, infants and newborn babies, under the guise of “self-defense.” Over the past two decades, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven this typical Western mentality beyond doubt, and these countries need to be called out for their collective hypocrisy.

Now in Gaza, the women and children who die of starvation, bomb explosions, and lack of medicine perish because of American complicity – it is American weapons, funded by American taxpayers, that the Israelis use with complete impunity and utter lack of respect for international laws. According to the Western idea of justice, even occupiers have the right to “defend” themselves militarily against the occupied. Presidents who order invasions under unethical pretexts never make it to the list of global terrorists, nor are they tried at The Hague. Leaders who criminalize whistle-blowing are forgiven because they belong to the league of untouchables. Such tyranny is condoned as business as usual in the West.

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”If Israel still stands, it is because of the support of the United States. Otherwise, it would have collapsed within a few days. Israel is under intensive care by the west and we do not know how much longer it will last.”

‘Attacks On US Forces Essential To Stop Bloodbath In Gaza’: Hezbollah (Cradle)

In an extensive interview with Spanish daily El Mundo, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, said that attacking US positions in West Asia is “essential” to stop the mass murder of Palestinians in Gaza due to the unfettered support given by Washington to Tel Aviv. “It is the [western] axis that supports the occupation, legitimizes the murder of children and women, the destruction of hospitals, and grants immunity to Israel to continue its massacres. The US is supporting these massacres, and that is why attacking the US is essential to stop the aggression against Gaza,” Qassem said in the interview published on 14 November. “US military intervention is part of the violent Israeli reaction and serves to protect this monstrosity,” the Hezbollah deputy chief stressed.

US bases in Iraq and Syria have come under daily bombardment since 17 October by local resistance factions, prompting the Pentagon to deploy nearly a dozen warships, thousands of troops, and heavy weapons to the region. The Hezbollah official also stressed that Israel “still stands [today] because of the support of the US.” “You heard Nasrallah say in 2006 that Israel was more fragile than a spider’s web. Israel is weak. Their society is not motivated to defend their country. This is what happened on [7 October]. The amount of time it took for politicians and the army to react was unreal. If Israel still stands, it is because of the support of the United States. Otherwise, it would have collapsed within a few days. Israel is under intensive care by the west and we do not know how much longer it will last.”

When asked about the fighting between Hezbollah and the Israeli army at the Lebanese border – which has been ongoing since 8 October – Qassem said Hezbollah has a plan to “force Israel to restrain itself.”Nonetheless, he added that any decision “will be made on the battlefield,” as the possibility of the fighting spreading beyond the Lebanese border region depends on “the evolution of the Gaza war and on Israel’s (hypothetical) decision to start a broader war.” “If they attack us, we will have to defend ourselves, and we will use all of our power,” he told El Mundo.

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“It was highly notable that Biden and Xi did not hold a joint press conference following their lengthy discussions. Nor did the two leaders issue a joint statement.”

Biden Offers Hand of Friendship to Xi While Holding Enmity in the Other (SCF)

Despite the hype in the U.S. media about their much-anticipated summit in California this week marking a putative return to normal bilateral relations, the Biden administration continues pushing unprecedented aggression towards China. Just like San Francisco’s notorious Third World-like homelessness and squalor being hurriedly cleaned up (swept under the rug, more like it) for the media spectacle, all the signs point to no return to decent U.S.-China relations in the longer term. It’s all a duplicitous facade for a passing moment on a path of enmity. Biden held a four-hour summit with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday in San Francisco ahead of the annual conference for the 21-nation Association of Pacific and Economic Cooperation (APEC).

It was highly notable that Biden and Xi did not hold a joint press conference following their lengthy discussions. Nor did the two leaders issue a joint statement. So much for a new beginning! Almost comically, the supposed positive meeting was later thrown into disarray when Biden at the end of his solo press conference made a hallmark embarrassing gaffe by repeating an earlier epithet for Xi. Asked by a reporter if he still considered the Chinese president “a dictator”, Biden responded, “Yes”. Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, was visibly perplexed by his tone-deaf boss’s remarks, sensing that all the effort to create an apparent amiable reset in relations was in danger of collapsing in farce.

Chinese media tended to overlook Biden’s undiplomatic gaucheness. Surprisingly, China’s foreign ministry and media appeared to talk up the presidential summit as bearing prospects of more friendly bilateral relations. Global Times reported in an upbeat mood on a “strategic summit” for “greater stability in the world”. The American and Chinese media spinning or wishful thinking about a seeming turnaround in positive relations is misplaced. As Biden’s foolish and gratuitous remark about Xi being a “dictator” shows, the U.S. rulers have nothing but contempt for China. Biden may have held out a friendly hand to Xi, but the American president and the U.S. establishment are harbouring endemic and growing hostility towards Beijing.

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“..a “disinformation plan known internally as ‘Maidan 3’”

Zelensky Fears A New ‘Maidan’ – Bloomberg (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told journalists on Thursday that he has received tips about a Russian influence campaign aimed at destabilizing his government, according to a Bloomberg report. He claimed that various intelligence agencies had informed him about the purported operation. Ukraine’s top leadership has experienced divisions in recent months, with a series of publications in the Western press, based on leaks from Kiev staffers, describing Zelensky as calcified in pursuing an unrealistic goal of pushing Russia out of all territories claimed by Kiev. His office has also publicly clashed with one of the country’s top generals, Valery Zaluzhny, who said earlier this month that the hostilities had reached a stalemate and that he expected no breakthrough for Kiev.

Bloomberg reported on Friday that Zelensky claims to have received information from Ukrainian and allied intelligence services warning him about a “disinformation plan known internally as ‘Maidan 3’”meant to play on fractures in civil society and foment insurrection. Maidan means “square” in Ukrainian. Maidan 1 and 2 are the terms for the mass protests that took place in 2004 and 2014, respectively, primarily in Kiev’s Independence Square. Both were directed against Viktor Yanukovich, the former president whose political support base was in what was then the majority Russian-speaking eastern portion of the country, but which joined Russia in a series of referendums in 2022. The 2004 protest was mostly peaceful and successfully overturned Yanukovich’s victory in that year’s presidential race.

On the other hand, the 2014 demonstration occurred while Yanukovich was in office, forcing him to flee the country and resign from his post as armed rioters targeted his home. The violent uprising in 2014, Maidan 2, was backed by the West and empowered nationalist forces in the country. Moscow has described the policies of the successive government in post-coup Kiev as discriminatory against ethnic Russians and detrimental to Russia’s national security. Zelensky was elected on a promise of reconciliation with Donbass rebels but caved into the pressure of pro-Maidan nationalists, who threatened him with mass protests. Now, he believes Russia is seeking to provoke chaos and division in his country and topple his government.

Bloomberg quoted him as saying: “Maidan is coup for them (Moscow), so the operation is understandable.” Earlier this month, a profile of the Ukrainian president in TIME magazine cited his close aides as complaining about his unwavering pursuit of a military victory over Moscow, which the report called “verging on the messianic.” One source in the article reportedly called Zelensky delusional. General Zaluzhny outlined his vision of the frontline situation in The Economist, stating that despite all the Western assistance, Ukrainian troops were unlikely to carry out a “deep and beautiful breakthrough.” The remark put into doubt Zelensky’s assurances that the counteroffensive against Russia was progressing and reportedly fueled tension between his government and Kiev’s military leadership.

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“They’re going to have to learn how to shoot more accurately if they want to keep shooting at the Russians. They obviously are incapable of that..”

Will US Ever Resume Funding Ukraine? (Sp.)

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden inked a stopgap funding bill that, remarkably, does not include a supplemental package of aid to the Zelensky regime. The US decision to provide Ukraine with a new military aid package may be made next month at the earliest, the US news agency Bloomberg reported. “New US aid for Ukraine risks slipping to mid-December and maybe longer, casting doubt on Washington’s ability to keep up the flow of weapons that both the Biden administration and the Ukrainian government say is vital,” the media outlet pointed out. Bloomberg quoted a Pentagon spokeswoman as saying that America had already begun restricting the flow of military aid to Kiev “because of the wait.”

According to Bloomberg, Republican infighting may push congressional consideration of new Ukraine aid into the new year, though White House national security spokesman John Kirby earlier warned that the US is “near the end of the road” in terms of resources available for Ukraine. “It’s an active battlefront and our ability to continue to support Ukraine is increasingly at jeopardy,” Kirby stated. The US news outlet’s report comes after the threat of a US government shutdown was narrowly averted on Thursday when President Joe Biden signed another stopgap spending bill into law just before the funding deadline on November 17. The document does not include Biden’s funding requests for Ukraine and Israel, which essentially means that these countries won’t be getting more US money anytime soon, Michael Maloof, a former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, told Sputnik.

Asked how Ukraine would get money to replace US support, Maloof said it would have to “suck it up. “They’re going to have to learn how to shoot more accurately if they want to keep shooting at the Russians. They obviously are incapable of that,” he stated, in an apparent reference to the Ukrainian armed forces. “They burn through ordnance faster than I’ve seen anything like it. And under peacetime conditions, neither the United States nor the Europeans collectively can produce it fast enough to supply them without reverting their own industries to full wartime production. And the American people won’t settle for that,” the analyst added. Earlier this month, Kirby, for his part, said that the US had already gone through nearly 96% of the funds allocated to the Kiev regime since the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. “We’ve gone through about 96% of what’s left and greater than 90% of security assistance replenishment funds,” Kirby told reporters.

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That’s almost 3 years later.

Mike Johnson To Post More Than 40,000 Hours Of Jan. 6 Footage Online (JTN)

House Speaker Mike Johnson on Friday announced that he planned to post nearly all of the Capitol Hill security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot online for the public to view. “When I ran for Speaker, I promised to make accessible to the American people the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill security taken on January 6, 2021,” he said in a statement obtained by Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman. “Truth and transparency are critical.” “Today, we will begin immediately posting video on a public website and move as quickly as possible to add to the website nearly all of the footage, more than 40,000 hours. In the meantime, a public viewing room will ensure that every citizen can view every minute of the videos uncensored,” he continued. “This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials.”

“I commend Chairman Loudermilk and his team for their diligent work to ensure the thousands of hours of videos are promptly processed to be uploaded to the committee’s public website,” he continued. “Processing will involve blurring the faces of private citizens on the yet unreleased tapes to avoid any persons from being targeted for retaliation of any kind and segregating an estimated 5% of the videos that may involve sensitive security information related to the building architecture.” Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had previously made some of the footage available to media outlets and personalities such as former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. McCarthy did not make the footage directly available to the general public.

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“..I just think we’re at a time now where we need someone strong, where we need visionaries, and not people that tinker around with little Mickey Mouse stuff..”

US Needs ‘New Breed’ Of Leaders – Schwarzenegger (RT)

Americans are looking for “something new” in the White House and are understandably worried about a 2024 presidential rematch between Donald Trump and Joe Biden due to the candidates’ advanced ages, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said. In an interview with Politico, the Terminator movie-star said that, given the complexity of the problems the US is facing, the country needs “someone that has energy.” “We need new blood. I say, always, we need a new breed of leaders,”Schwarzenegger told the outlet. “It’s really because none of them are perfect and also because of the age factor.” Schwarzenegger also complained about the media’s focus on Trump and Biden, saying it hinders other potential candidates from being able to “build a name” for themselves.

“When Biden holds a press conference, everyone covers it. And when Trump does something …even when he sneezes, they cover it,” he said. Schwarzenegger also raised the Biden and Trump age issue when he spoke with Axios to promote a new audiobook on the 2003 California recall election, which he won. “The bottom line is, I think we need to find new leaders. To me they’re both flawed and I just think we’re at a time now where we need someone strong, where we need visionaries, and not people that tinker around with little Mickey Mouse stuff,” he told Axios. In June, the actor-turned-politician told CNN’s Chris Wallace that he would run for president himself if he was legally allowed to enter the race.

Schwarzenegger was born in Austria so is ineligible to run for the top job. He told Wallace that he could “see so clearly how I could win that election” and that it was a “no-brainer.” In a recent New York Times/Siena College poll, nearly three quarters of respondents (71%) said Biden was too old to serve effectively. Biden turns 81 later this month and was the oldest president sworn into office at 78 years old. Trump is currently 77. Earlier this month, David Axelrod, the chief strategist for former US President Barack Obama’s political campaigns, implied that Biden should reconsider running in 2024 due to “concern about the age issue,” suggesting it was something the incumbent president “needs to ponder.”

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“A serial liar just admitted under oath that he lied previously under oath.”

Michael Cohen Appears to Confess to Prior False Statements Under Oath (Turley)

If lying were an art form, former Trump fixer Michael Cohen would be its Rembrandt. Throughout his career, the disbarred lawyer has found powerful clients who valued his reputation for supporting any side that offered the biggest payback. Now he is accused of yet another lie under oath and the question is whether his current benefactors will again protect him from a criminal charge. For years, Cohen was the heavy for Donald Trump who threatened everyone from journalists to students with ruin for threatening the former president. Faced with disbarment and criminal charges, he then became an equally vicious critic of Trump; a human cudgel for Democrats. The most remarkable thing about his checkered career is the one constant: a long, uninterrupted line of lies upon lies. Indeed, he is now accused of lying about prior lies.

I have been a critic of Cohen for years, going back to work as a legal thug for Trump. That criticism continued after Cohen sought to raise money from Democrats as a Trump killer as opposed to a Trump enabler. Those of us familiar with his history warned about the notion that he was now a “liberated former liar.” As expected, the sides changed but the lies continued. He would appear as the new star Democratic witness before House Oversight Committee chairman, Elijah Cummings, and was promptly accused of lying under oath again. Cummings refused to take any action against Cohen. He had again found a powerful ally who valued his moral flexibility. Even after being stripped of his bar license and sentenced to three years in prison, Cohen continued the pattern.

In 2019, Cohen failed to appear to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, citing the inability to travel due to a medical surgery. However, he was seen partying before the hearing date with five friends with no apparent problems. Even in jail, Cohen was accused of lying to a court in violation of an order for early release due to medical problems. He was ordered back into custody after being spotted at a high-end restaurant. Nevertheless, Cohen has few illusions about his sudden alliance with media outlets and Democratic figures. He does not have to be truthful; he has to be useful. That celebrated role continued this year when Cohen was called to testify in the New York fraud case brought by Attorney General Letitia James. It mattered little to James that Cohen is a serial liar. Yet, even her office may have been surprised with the ease with which Cohen now admits to false statements.

During his recent testimony, Cohen was confronted by statements about Trump inflating the value of his properties that directly contradicted his sworn testimony before Congress. Most witnesses would be petrified by the prospect of admitting lying under oath. Most would refuse to testify under the Fifth Amendment. Not Cohen. He simply seemed to shrug it off and admitted that he previously lied under oath in 2019 before Congress. In testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on February 28, 2019, Cohen was asked about the same alleged violation and responded: “I’m sorry. Did he ask me to inflate the numbers? Not that I recall, no.” When read that answer in New York by defense counsel, Cohen admitted that he was not being “honest” with Congress. Trump attorney Alina Habba then asked him: “So you lied under oath in February of 2019? Is that your testimony?” Cohen replied “yes.”

For Cohen, the admission of a lie is hardly a significant moment. He pleaded guilty to felonies including false statements to banks in 2018. After professing his profound guilt and remorse, he was sentenced to three years. He then later said that he really did not mean it in denying aspects of the plea. After that plea and then denying the sworn plea, Cohen was called to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. He now says that he proceeded to lie again. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik have sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland for an investigation into the admitted false testimony.

This would seem an embarrassingly easy case for a prosecutor. A serial liar just admitted under oath that he lied previously under oath. There is a five-year statute of limitations on lying to Congress. Moreover, this is the attorney general who aggressively pursued Trump officials and associates for contempt and other violations linked to congressional investigations. It is also the same department that prosecuted figures like Gen. Michael Flynn for false statements made to FBI agents. For Cohen, the key to his career has been to lie to the right people at the right time. It is now up to Garland whether he will join a long line of powerful allies covering for Cohen.

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“the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of [New] York.”

“..It is perfectly consistent that a man long described as having an inflated self-image would not accept that he is a loser. That long-held journalistic view is now a viable criminal defense.”

Don’t Count On A Trump Conviction — None Of These Cases Are Slam Dunks (Turley)

This week, Chris Christie declared that “it’s over” for Donald Trump and predicted that the former president would be a convicted felon “by the spring.” He was specifically referring to the prosecutions linked to the 2020 election denial in Atlanta and DC. However, Yogi Berra would likely caution that, in baseball and litigation, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Trump’s greatest threat of conviction remains in Florida, where he is facing federal charges related to his retention of classified documents. But the judge in that case seems inclined to delay it, perhaps even until after the election. And with reports that President Biden will not face charges in his own handling of classified documents, Trump has a political rallying cry that — correctly or not — he’s being treated differently. So that leaves the two cases surrounding the 2020 election.

In Georgia, a slew of former lawyers are taking pleas with promises to testify if called. Some of their depositions have been leaked, much to the dismay of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. She has reason to be alarmed because some of the leaked interviews hit hard at the weakest link in her conspiracy case. For instance, Sidney Powell stated that Trump clearly believed that he had won the election when he was challenging the results in the courts and Congress. Powell pleaded to misdemeanors for a deal that avoids jail time and preserves her ability to resume the practice of law. She notably did not plead guilty to the sweeping racketeering charges brought by Willis to link Trump in an effort to subvert the election. I previously wrote that the Achilles heel of the racketeering case was Trump’s state of mind: “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.”

That’s exactly what Powell argues. Trump had “general instincts that something wasn’t right here.” She added, “I didn’t think he had lost. I saw an avenue pursuant to which, if I was right, he would remain president.” That supplies a key defense for Trump: that he believed assurances from counsel that he had a case to make in challenging the election. Powell’s statement will also present challenges to special counsel Jack Smith, who has a parallel case in Washington, DC. While both prosecutors benefit from heavily favorable jury pools in staunchly Democratic strongholds, it requires only one holdout juror to result in a hung jury. Smith has admitted that Trump’s election claims were protected under the First Amendment but claims that, at some point, they became criminal lies. But Smith fails to explain when that line was clearly crossed — a dangerous ambiguity for free speech, particularly in the context of an election.

Smith ignores past election challenges by Democrats that were made without factual or legal support, including the challenge in Congress to certify Trump’s victory in 2016 by figures like Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). The statement of Powell only magnifies those concerns over the lack of a clear line between political advocacy and criminal conduct in future cases. As part of his own agreement, former counsel Kenneth Chesebro pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit filing false documents. Again, the deal avoided jail time and allowed him to keep his law license. His attorney, Scott Grubman, said Chesebro “never believed in ‘the Big Lie’ ” and that he knows Joe Biden won the election. However, the question is what he told Trump about avenues for challenging the election. Grubman has emphasized that he “do[esn’t] think” Trump should be concerned about Chesebro’s plea and Chesebro “didn’t snitch against anyone.”

Previously, Chesebro’s lawyers stated that nothing about his “conduct falls outside the bounds of what lawyers do on a daily basis; researching the law in order to find solutions that address their clients’ particularized needs.” Both the prosecutors and media have maintained a conflicted narrative of a man who could not accept defeat and a man who knew he was defeated. Trump has long been portrayed as a megalomaniac in the media who never apologizes or accepts failure. It is perfectly consistent that a man long described as having an inflated self-image would not accept that he is a loser. That long-held journalistic view is now a viable criminal defense.

The Georgia case has strong individual claims for crimes like unauthorized access to voting machines or areas. But that clarity is lost in the effort to establish a massive racketeering conspiracy to ensnare Trump. While polls increasingly show Trump winning a general election against Biden, pundits point to these criminal trials as proof it’s all over. But none of these cases are truly slam dunks, particularly with the danger of hung juries. For candidates like Christie, it is understandable to hope that the courts will finally dislodge the hold of Trump on this primary. He, like others, looks at this election, to paraphrase Richard III, as “the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of [New] York.” Spring could just as easily bring more discontent rather than convictions.

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“Today, I’m supplementing my ethics complaint against Judge Engoron with examples of even more of his egregious misconduct after he just wrongly dismissed President Trump’s motion for a mistrial.”

Stefanik Files Second Ethics Complaint Against Judge Engoron (JTN)

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik on Friday filed a second ethics complaint against New York Judge Arthur Engoron after he rejected former President Donald Trump’s bid for a mistrial in New York Attorney General Letitia James’s fraud case against him. Engoron on Friday rejected Trump’s bid for a mistrial in a decision that followed an appeals judge’s staying a gag order he issued against Trump and his attorneys to stop them from publicly criticizing him and his court staff. Trump has repeatedly accused Engoron and his senior clerk, Allison Greenfield, of having a political bias against him.

While Stefanik previously submitted an ethics complaint against Engoron over his conduct in the case, on Friday she supplemented her initial criticisms in light of the court developments.”A week ago, I filed an ethics complaint against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron for his partisan antics, bias, and railroading of President Trump. After my complaint, a New York appellate court smacked down Judge Engoron for his blatantly unconstitutional gag order,” she said. “Today, I’m supplementing my ethics complaint against Judge Engoron with examples of even more of his egregious misconduct after he just wrongly dismissed President Trump’s motion for a mistrial.”

Stefanik, a stalwart Trump ally, declared “victory” in the wake of the appeals decision striking down Engoron’s gag order earlier in the week. “I am pleased to see that after my ethics complaint to the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct against Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron, an appellate court has lifted the unconstitutional gag order against President Trump,” she said. “If Democrats can do this to a billionaire, former President, and leading presidential candidate, just imagine what they can do to the rest of us. That’s why I filed my ethics complaint against Judge Engoron, and I will continue to fight for all New Yorkers.”

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“Because the Government has not charged President Trump with responsibility for the actions at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, allegations related to these actions are not relevant and are prejudicial and inflammatory..”

Judge Rejects Trump Bid To Remove ‘Prejudicial’ Language From Indictments (JTN)

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday rejected a bid former President Donald Trump to remove language in the indictments against him that his attorneys deemed “prejudicial and inflammatory.” Trump currently faces conspiracy charges in special counsel Jack Smith’s case involving his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results and has pleaded not guilty. The former president’s legal team had objected to passages in the indictment referring to the “actions of independent actors at the Capitol on January 6, 2021” for which the prosecutors did charge Trump himself, The Hill reported. “Because the Government has not charged President Trump with responsibility for the actions at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, allegations related to these actions are not relevant and are prejudicial and inflammatory. Therefore, the Court should strike these allegations from the Indictment,” his attorneys wrote last month.

“Regardless of whether the allegations at issue are relevant, Defendant has not satisfied his burden to clearly show that they are prejudicial,” Chutkan said. Smith’s team, meanwhile, had argued that “evidence of the attack at the Capitol on January 6 is powerful and probative evidence of the defendant’s conduct, motive, and intent.” Trump specifically faces charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. He has contended that the case, as well as the myriad other legal proceedings against him, are part of broader political witch hunt designed to derail his 2024 bid to return to the White House.

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“..we have questions about which countries were involved in those classified documents, because we’re still trying to figure out what the Biden family did to receive all that money.”

As White House Stonewalls Probe, James Biden Signals Cooperation: Comer (JTN)

Attorneys representing President Joe Biden’s brother, James, have signaled the House Oversight Committee that he will sit for an interview as part of that panel’s ongoing investigation of the first family, Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., confirmed on Friday. “[W]e have heard from James Biden’s attorney, and they have signaled that he will come and answer questions in front of the House Oversight Committee, and we’re very appreciative of that look forward to that,” the Kentucky Republican said on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show. “We have as you know, the IRS notes that the IRS whistleblowers turned over from his interview with the FBI. We also have the bank records that I’ve subpoenaed,” he continued. “So we have several specific questions for James Biden.

“And yes, he will be an absolutely crucial witness to our investigation and help us continue to connect the dots as to what exactly the Biden family was doing to receive millions of millions of dollars from our enemies around the world.” Prior to Comer’s appearance on the show, the committee announced that it had received a letter from the White House signaling it did not intend to cooperate with the litany of records requests from the committee and would seek to prevent the Bidens and their associates from testifying. “This obstruction does not deter us, and we will continue to follow the facts and hold President Biden accountable to the American people,” the committee asserted in a statement. Comer, for his part, was optimistic that the committee would ultimately be able to interview every relevant figure in its investigation.

“I think everybody that we’ve requested will come in,” he said. “The White House is has apparently sent a letter in the last few minutes – they always do something on a Friday – saying that they don’t … agree with having to bring the staff over over the classified documents over their mishandling classified documents.” “The reason we want the president’s staff to answer questions about his mishandling of classified documents is his timeline doesn’t match up with what our transcribed interviews, with some of his staff in the past have said, with respect to when they discovered the classified documents,” Comer went on. “And as you know, we have questions about which countries were involved in those classified documents, because we’re still trying to figure out what the Biden family did to receive all that money.” “So I believe that all these people will come in. We’re we’ve got speaker [Mike] Johnson has made it clear to both Jim Jordan and myself that anyone who doesn’t honor a subpoena will get a loud and clear message from Congress,” he concluded.

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“He thinks some pilots are ticking timebombs and claims many are not declaring ill-health. He said: ‘They are not reporting brain fog, heart flutters and dizzy spells because they don’t want to lose their jobs.’”

Pilot Warns Of Airline Industry Disaster Due To Covid Vaccines (Beck)

It was November 15, 2020, when Australian airlines mandated Covid-19 vaccines for 900 pilots, and all air and ground crew. Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna were available in Australia. Today is the third anniversary of that mandate and Cpt Murdock is one of 12 pilots who refused. He was sacked of course, accused of serious professional misconduct, a charge generally reserved for inappropriate sexual behaviour or reckless and dangerous behaviour. Mr Murdock, 60, who lives near Sydney, Australia, flew as Captain for Virgin Australia for 20 years, and has held a licence since 1984. He also has an MSc in Aviation Human Factors, the science behind how humans interface with machines. He said: ‘Somewhere on the international network daily, you will find a plane has been turned back because of a health emergency. Either a passenger health emergency or crew health emergency.’

When pilots put out a mayday radio call to air traffic control, it is nicknamed a ‘squawk’. They use the code 7700 for all mayday calls which are reserved for serious incidents like pilot incapacitation or an uncontained fire on board. Few scenarios warrant a mayday; passengers and crew must face genuine peril. There has been an unprecedented rise in the numbers of mayday calls as tracked by a bot set up by the X account @GCFlightAlerts. It posts when a pilot squawks 7700 anywhere in the world. Between 2018, and 2019, the mayday average was 29.1 per cent of all distress calls. During 2022, mayday calls increased by 272 per cent. In the first three months of 2023, the increase was 386 per cent. The graph shows there was an instant, steep increase when the vaccines were mandated to pilots.

The average age of death in Australia during the pandemic was 85.3 years. The figures did not justify mandating vaccination to healthy, fit, pilots and implementing a no jab, no job policy. It even violated their own guidance: according to FAA rules, no pilot is allowed to take any type of medicine unless it has been approved and in use in the general population for 12 months. Pilots are forbidden to take part in drug trials and all Covid-19 vaccines were allowed under emergency use authorisation. The final phase of the trial finishes this year.

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    Mark Rothko Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea 1944   • Israel Captures Al Shifa Hospital for Their Gaza Military Post (Sahiounie) • ‘Al-Shifa Hos
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    Dr. D


    ”We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality,” said Karl Rove,

    Ah some quotes just get better with time. How’s that working out for you? About as well as I said it would?

    “Speaker Johnson Releases Jan. 6 Videos To The Public

    Like “Compromise”. He does something dickish for the Uniparty, then does this for us. Well…

    “Contraceptives May Slow Brain Development And Increase Risk-Taking Behavior In Teens Girls, Study Suggests

    Interesting. The opposite of what I’d expect. Also there are other effects. As it sets your hormones, it changes several layers of who you are. So if you get off them, are you in the same relationship, being a different woman? You may find you’re with a man that doesn’t suit the actual you, only the pharmaceutical you. I have seen this. And also pretty sure it affects your pheromones, which is a substantial part of attraction. …And we wonder why when doing this 90% of the time, we have problems.

    …And if they would only ADMIT this can occur, we could all test and adjust. Say “Hey, this is kind of a big deal, don’t treat hardcore drugs, love, and sexuality, like water.”

    “The Army Is Begging Unvaccinated Soldiers To Return

    Hahahahaha! This was an open attack on religious freedom. Okay, then fire everybody, investigate, and if there are crimes, hang them. Military people are very simple that way.

    Considering “Religious Exemption” I don’t see how there can P O S S I B L Y not be 1st tier Federal Civil Rights violations, but pitch me. And that’s before 10 million counts of mass murder.

    “Trump Responds After Appeals Court Halts New York Gag Order
    “[It’s] Ridiculous and Unconstitutional”

    Oooohhh! We definitely needed to ban that speech! Me-ow. C’mon, nothing he’s ever said is all that bad. We use about 5x worse language coast to coast. Except Princeton where everyone lives their lives in terror of the [Marxist] Cultural Revolution and fealty to The Party, as Naomi Wolf has expressed. What we have is the media SAYS it’s bad, and to be generally accommodating to others, we just pretend they’re right. I can’t say it’s either mild or Presidential, but it’s not shocking in the least. And is it deserved? If someone kicked your dog, aren’t you supposed to yell? So…these people he’s mad at, Comey, Strzok, Milley, did they do what he said, destroy America? Then yes, be aggressive, offensive, and gruesome.

    “First Two Jan. 6 Appeals Reach Supreme Court

    See? We have justice here. All you need are $10 Million dollars and to be held in solitary for 3 years. Without required evidence of your innocence released. Ever.

    “Israel, in the words of various US pols, is something like a foreign base, a landing strip, a military outpost, of the US.”

    Everyone openly admits this. So we have a common garden-variety European Colonization project in the Levant. Arrive, take over, shoot everyone, steal everything, make the Coolies work. But that’s okay because of WHICH European ethnicity is doing it. It’s not okay for the English or Belge, (anymore) but okay with the Basques or Roma, right? So all I need to take a place over is to not be from there? I’m moving to Canada today! With a flag! Once I have a flag, it’s legal for me to kill everyone in Saskatchewan. Right?

    “”If Israel still stands, it is because of the support of the United States. Otherwise, it would have collapsed within a few days.”

    Yes, Israel is a European colonial project, having settled colonizing and controlling rubber and cobalt in Africa, they had to pivot to controlling the new wealth in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt transit, etc. Forget about the religion: nobody cares. Everyone in the U.S., Europe, and Israel are atheists, yet they’ll happily report that the U.S. has a Christian Right they have had since 1964, and that it’s all the Orthodox Jews in Israels’ Pride Marches and gay nightclubs on the coast. Suuuure they are, pal, sure. …Or it COULD be about the oil and $100B in gas off Gaza, hypothecated 300:1.

    Because otherwise Israel, then Europe, then the U.S., all collapse in series. Is that worth shelling a couple brown people for? Yeah, if the U.S. goes down, way more than 11,000 Americans will be killed in the first 2 months, so pitch me why we shouldn’t.

    (A: Because it’s wrong. Because it’s never going to work. But when 100,000 Americans die per month from this in the first year you can tell me all about how glad we are we did the right thing. But you see the point of every top level CEO and General. I’m not saying they don’t have a point, I’m saying I don’t agree with it. Doing the wrong thing is never the right thing. Duh.)

    “Maidan 1 and 2 are the terms for the mass protests that took place in 2004 and 2014, respectively, primarily in Kiev’s Independence Square. Both were directed against Viktor Yanukovich”

    Ah those NPR reporters at RT! …So, perhaps it might be relevant to mention that we paid $6B PUBLICLY to CAUSE these protests and create an illegal coup? And about HALF the people (exactly) supported Yanukovitch? That is, it’s about as far from an organic protest as possible? And therefore the color of “Maidan 3” is going to be exactly the same thing: exclusively decided, then made to occur from the outside, ignoring any internal desires of Ukrainians?

    Nope. No comment. Just like all Ukrainian history started March 2022.

    “Chris Christie declared that “it’s over” for Donald Trump and predicted that the former president would be a convicted felon “by the spring.”

    Says Chris Christie, Governor of the 2nd or 3rd most corrupt state in the union but somehow never ran into any crimes! Nope, like in The Matrix, the corrupt crowd always parted like the Red Sea without touching him. Well, I have to say sir that is AMAZING. Un-Credible even.

    “”[Six of the six] great ice ages started when we had more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than now.”

    We’ve known that always and ever. Plus many more. Science and facts have no effect on the Scientists and Fact-checkers, who are emotional henny-pennies with a case of The Feelz. Logic has never crossed their minds. The Truth is not in them.

    I half-tossed this Day 1 with the Ice cores, that CO2 LAGS temperature rise. That was like a month after this PR blitz started pounding us like termites. Not one scientists, teacher, professor, journalist cared. Still don’t.

    Phoenix: goes to show things aren’t as new as we pretend. Everything Madonna or somebody did was done 100 years before. Women are wearing pants these days? Oh. My. God. Seriously? And you and your parents grew up with ANY women in dresses? And they act like they did. I can’t grasp it. Like if you can remember before 1975 maybe you’d have a vague baseline, but that would make you 65. We’re talking about kids of 15. It’s INCREDIBLE. No honey, your mother wasn’t barefoot down on the farm and your daddy didn’t own no slaves. I know you’re young but that was about 200 years ago, not 2.

    Anyway, I see the thing of Race and Gender, everywhere, TikTok, all comments. All made up out of sheer blinding ignorance. So the top guys of 1920 as you say? All gay. Cole Porter? Gay. Top pop star of 1920? Black AND gay. So…apparently people were so intolerant that they had no problem with it and bought their 78 records lavishly, showing them off in the Parlour? Famous every day unto this day? Other top stars? Black. Billionaire living down the road from JD Rockefeller? Black. Woman. Every time I log on Wikipedia, more “Oh yes, of course, also gay” or “this star of the 1920’s had 3 divorces”. Like today. So 1920s Heck let’s say 1910-1940 women dressing as men. Then with a slight flip of fashion continued from 1960-now. That’s all 100 years with a 20 year break for 1950.

    Hemingway discussed the gay guys cruising to pick him up as a boy, enough of them it was a common occurrence. Around 1915. Like today, as that was my experience. Every time I log on Firefox they push another “Forgotten” famous gay bar in London, St. Louis, NY. …Yeah idiot: completely repressed and forgotten until “You looked” at all, then it was super easy to find. Because they were super well-known and easy to find in each decade in the past. Yeah, like nobody knew where the local Speakeasy was either. Puh-lease. So that is a reflection of YOUR IGNORANCE of history, not the repression of ACTUAL gays over history. …Which I’m not discounting by the way, but you need to be accurate and not imply ludicrous speed from a dead stop. Poles and Italians had a hard time in the wrong place too, and I guarantee the Irish were in more fist fights defending themselves than the gays ever were. And this goes straight back to the middle ages. Shakespeare is men playing women, playing men, when actors were considered suspect and fruity for just this reason. And probably were. Ancient Greeks said the same thing, another 2,000 years back. Crack a book, drop your finger anywhere: same thing.

    Same with women working. Or lately, women doing top jobs in the CIA, elsewhere. “Women never had these jobs, this is so secret and exciting for 1945!” says one article after another. Pile the articles together and you discover ALL SORTS of women had these jobs, without the slightest issue, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands. So…nearly as many as today, I guess? And that adds up to what, children? Yes, lies we were fed and a blinding ignorance of real history. Which you then push back on me without bothering to read anything.

    So let me get this straight: if I read Wikipedia straight through, everyone was working, everyone was sleeping around everyone was divorcing, everyone was misusing each other with practically no regard for sex, race, gender, religion nationality, and so on? Sooo…confused. Since that’s your data set, why are you all then BACK-editing and implying race, gender, sex, religion DID matter, and were pivotal, only reasons? ‘Cause that’s not what any data-set in history tells us.

    I can tell them, but unless I’m an authority, it doesn’t matter if I’m attributed and correct. …Nor for the “Authorities” either. It’s composed of people whose careers were destroyed by publishing a paper saying the obvious that Central America had cities of +1M, etc. Okay, you win: they built CITIES of 1M but only 20 people lived in them. O.M.G. So who’s running the “We all know” memo? Because I want to be on it.

    “Heaven Knows: Anything Goes.”

    Michael Reid

    Some comments that I have mined that has lead me to believe the current banking system has resulted in this sad state of our world.

    The banking system is the problem

    This comment I mined has opened my eyes with good videos

    The problem with America is that the Jewish banking cartel took over our government with the Federal Reserve Act in 1913. The founding fathers knew that the international bankers took over national governments by getting the power to issue the national currency (created out of thin air and loaned to the govt at interest), which is why they specifically gave this power to Congress. Unfortunately, the whores in Congress gave this power away to the banking cartel with the Federal Reserve Act. For more on this, watch:

    -Bill Still’s The Money Masters, which is a follow-the-money approach to history and shows how the international bankers took over Europe and England, and then finally America. You will understand who orchestrates the wars and who ultimately benefits from the wars.

    -Aaron Russo’s America: Freedom to Fascism, which focuses on the banker takeover of America in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act and the illegal income tax.

    -Mike Rivero’s All Wars Are Bankers Wars, which tells you why we have wars, who orchestrates them and who benefits. He walks you through history and shows how the banking cartel is behind all of the wars.

    For more info on the banker takeover, read Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt, G. Edward Griffin’s Creature from Jekyll Island and A History Of Central Banking And The Enslavement Of Mankind – Stephen Mitford Goodson

    James Madison – History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.

    Thomas Jefferson – If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations which grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

    “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning” — Henry Ford

    Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England in the 1920s – “Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and control credit, and with the slick of a pen they will create enough money to buy it back again. Take this great power away from the bankers and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, for this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue as the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of slavery, let them continue to create money and to control credit.”

    America has been taken over by the banking cartel and sadly most American have no clue what has happened.

    Michael Reid

    This comment I mined is very interesting

    There have been some loyal American Jews who have tried to warn the American people about the Zionist bankers and how they have taken over America.

    Benjamin H. Freedman’s 1961 Speech At The Willard Hotel

    Ben Freedman was an insider, assistant to Bernard Baruch (yesterday’s Soros/Rothschild front man) and witnessed the behind-the-scenes intrigues that got America into WW1. Germany was winning the war, so the Zionists went to England and said you can still win this war if America comes in on your side. We can get America into the war if you give us Palestine. So, they got the Balfour Declaration and then went to work on Wilson. 116,000 American men died so the Zionists could get a piece of real estate. Also, Benjamin Freedman also said that the Zionists rule over America like absolute monarchs, and this was back in 1961 (they got their power from control over the national currency and the power to create money out of thin air). Freedman also talks about what really happened in the lead up to WW2 and how Judea declared war on Germany. He was so disgusted with these people that he broke ties with them, married a Catholic woman, and spent the rest of his life and personal fortune trying to warn the American people about them and their plans.

    Zionism- The Hidden Tyranny By Benjamin Freedman
    Benjamin Freedman Zionism The Hidden Tyranny

    from the intro:

    New York Times Aug 20, 1965 p 8 column 3
    Benjamin Harrison Freedman, retired businessman, urged Arthur J. Goldberg, US Ambassador to UN, to prove his devotion to the rule of law by seeking a reversal of
    American policies on Israel. Freedman declared that the presence of Israel was due to a world Zionist plot involving the British. He went on to say that the existence of a Jewish State in the Middle East could provoke a world nuclear war.

    Jack Bernstein warned that the Zionists would try to get America involved in a big war in the Middle East and that the Zionist international bankers would then collapse the economy on us:

    Israel could trigger a large scale Mideast war, a large war which Israel could not win alone. Then the New York leg of the New York/Moscow/Tel Aviv Triangle would use its influence on the U.S. Government to send U.S. military forces to aid Israel…At some point during the war, when the U.S. military is deeply involved and the U.S. citizens demoralized, the Zionist oriented Jewish International Bankers will make their move. Evidence leads to the conclusion that it is these bankers who own the Class A Stock of the U.S. Federal Reserve, America’s central bank. In this position of power, these Zionist bankers, can, and likely will, trigger an economic collapse in America — like they did in 1929 when they caused the stock market crash and started the severe depression of the 1930’s. Since the money system currently used in the U.S. is not backed by gold, silver or anything of value, the paper dollars and tin coins now in use will be worthless.

    Michael Reid

    And since the Zionists/banking cartel owns the media, they control the narrative.

    This plot against humanity has been going on for centuries (at least back to the late 1600s when they set up the first private banker controlled central bank in England). We’re now up against trillionaires, at least according to this article, which reviews the wealth amassed by these City of London banking families via their debt-based fiat money scam:

    And it looks like the banking cartel already has a plan for how they will get us to “you will own nothing” by 2030. David Rogers Webb, a former hedge fund manager, just wrote a book, The Great Taking (, where he explains that the banking cartel already has in place around the world legislation that will allow them to LEGALLY take all bank deposits and securities (and more) as collateral on the quadrillion dollar derivatives ticking time bomb. There are many financial experts on youtube who have been warning about this. And Ellen Brown, attorney and author of Web of Debt, has read the book and looked into this and says the author is correct:

    And once they collapse their old system, the banking cartel will roll out their CBDCs and will enslave all of humanity. I don’t see how anyone will stop them since they have captured all of the governments.

    Dr. D

    Legally.” Hahahahaha!

    Make me.

    “Legally” is whatever you can enforce. Dum-dums make all kind of claims without an army to back them up. Don’t give up so soon.


    • US Needs ‘New Breed’ Of Leaders – Schwarzenegger


    How about a ‘new’ leader from Californicate©


    San Franshitsco pinches out a new loaf, another haircut in search of a brain.



    “The banking system is the problem”


    And where does the government get it’s “money”, from the banking system?


    And what part of Congress is always whining like a little bitch about ‘balancing the budget’ given to them by the banking system and never doing anything about it?



    RIM and the regular bloggers have gathered examples of MSM reporters that are doing their job!

    BOMBSHELL FROM THE BBC: Israel tampered with evidence, altered the video, lied to the public, produced zero evidence that Al Shifa was Hamas HQ and is moving weapons around to show them as “found” at a specific places.
    • Israel Captures Al Shifa Hospital for Their Gaza Military Post (Sahiounie)

    “Regardless of how flimsy the evidence, the White House will rubber-stamp it with their seal of approval. We can’t forget General Colin Powell in Congress in 2003 with the small vial of baby powder claiming it to be Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Fabrications and lies are a specialty served up hot on a bed of media distortions by the Biden administration.”
    “a divine right” …. a collective hypocrisy … complete impunity ….
    because of the support of the United States.

    • How The Colonial West Continues To Betray The Rest Of The World (Ullekh)
    • ‘Attacks On US Forces Essential To Stop Bloodbath In Gaza’: Hezbollah (Cradle)

    It’s all a duplicitous facade
    media spinning or wishful thinking
    U.S. rulers have nothing but contempt for China.

    • Biden Offers Hand of Friendship to Xi While Holding Enmity in the Other (SCF)
    Asked how Ukraine would get money to replace US support, Maloof said it would have to “suck it up. “They’re going to have to learn how to shoot more accurately if they want to keep shooting at the Russians.

    • Will US Ever Resume Funding Ukraine? (Sp.)

    Horrifying footage released from Mike Johnson, of the violent January 6th insurrection that was worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor combined:

    And since the Zionists/banking cartel owns the media, they control the narrative.




    REALITY 2023


    Aren’t you glad they did not spawn





    Oroboros “Aren’t you glad they did not spawn”

    Works for me.


    Escaped death by nazis in WWII

    What a shame ;>(

    Bad luck for humanity



    spawning requires a sperm and an egg embracing. (two eggs or two sperms can’t embrace)


    Is peace coming?
    Urging Ukraine To Sue For Peace


    returning to Kunstler from yesterday

    Bibi is doing what Bibi needs to do whether America likes it or not: a large-scale root-canal on this troublesome region, going literally deep beneath the surface to clean the rot of Hamas out from that underground tunnel world they squandered their people’s capital building. Do you think Bibi and Company do not know that the whole world is watching how they go about this operation? And do you suppose they are trying as hard as possible to not harm Hamas’s human shields? Yes, Israel’s IDF is going about this methodically and carefully, and they are determined to get the job done, no matter how many undergraduate nose-rings scream their lungs out on the Champs Elysée.

    Fascists tend to describe other peoples in terms of disease and filth. Intrinsic to their explanation of their worldview and actions.

    So we eat the pork but talk like a fascist about 2+ million people because hey, I just happen to be born as a jew into jewish american culture. I’m an open minded left leaning liberal american apart from this one area in which I am a warmongering neocon pro genocide fascist just coincidentally in connection with a specific religious ethnostate.

    I’m not even anti the existence of an Israeli state but I certainly don’t equate its non-existence to automatic extermination of human beings living within its area. (human shields?) If an institution cannot function – and we can certainly SEE it not functioning – it will collapse, especially if thankless misplaced charity is withdrawn. You get more of whatever you subsidize. And even if there weren’t any genocide, a demanding, bullying, choosy beggar is a pest, an annoyance. If genocide, human rights violations, and land/theft are all 100% debunked I still don’t want to give Israel jack.

    Underneath Kustler’s commentary is support for an ongoing identity of simultaneously top dog AND beggar with a continual hand out huffily demanding moar and moar stuff. If Isreal is such a top dog, one that makes the “hard decisions” and does what they “need to do” why are they also the abject victim that need everything we can possibly give them or we’re big meanines?

    I’ve watched a whole bunch of pro Israel youtubes. Hours of flimflammery that come down to “Give us all your shit and don’t stop giving it to us”

    Kunstler, what the hell, man?

    Dr D Rich

    Contempt for China on this blog too.

    Back to Dr D …the beguiled One.

    How does Speaker Mike charm and disarm?
    Perhaps it’s his ever changing chameleonic visage courtesy of Gucci or Zenni optical.

    Always the caveats, right D?

    Little closeted Mike and his team qualified the release of January 6th videos to protect the unwashed masses, er ah, I meant, FOR DEMOCRACY!!

      ‘blurring’, more, added, rolling, basis, restore, identifiable, another, step, promises, transparency, towards

    “we will be blurring faces with respect to individuals who are identifiable,” 

    “More videos will be added to the public site on “a rolling basis,” the source said.”

    “To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises…”


    A proposed US strategic plan for the Middle East region as an alternative to continual thankless charity to pushy, indignant Israel:

    1. Stop fucking with region.

    2. Buy the oil with money. They will sell it to you for money. They don’t hate money, I promise you. You may think “But how am I accomplishing anything if I am not deceiving, coercing, or ripping off people” yes, I understand and sympathize that you will experience momentary confusion, anxiety, and disorientation, but trust me, it actually works: Buy their fucking oil for fucking money.

    3. Make products and provide services that someone would willingly pay you for without coercion or deception to make your money worth having.

    Michael Reid

    Restructuring of the Global Economy – Michael Hudson, Alexander Mercouris & Glenn Diesen

    Dr D Rich

    “What the hell, Kunstler!”

    It’s a root canal. Get over it!


    …a root canal on a free, all-expenses paid platinum standard dental plan, paid for on the backs of a couple hundred million call center reps, uber drivers, and fast food workers.


    An Israeli rescue agency recently revealed that Israeli helicopters opened fire, killing over 200 civilians, during the initial Hamas attack.
    Further supporting this was Israeli military-released drone footage, which showed hundreds of scorched cars moved from the Nova music festival – evidence that Israeli forces may have killed many of their own people during the start of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October.

    John Day

    Unenforceable International Laws

    ​ Yitzhak Rabin’s Murder Is Prehistory of Gaza-Israel 10/7​ Thanks Wiggs.
    ​ The Oslo Accords comprised a Declaration of Principles (DoP), a memorandum clarifying some points in the main document, and four appendices. The appendices dealt with election in the occupied territories, the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and Jericho, Israeli-Palestinian economic cooperation, and the regional economic development. The DoP provided the framework for the interim agreement setting up Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and Jericho and its implementation through further technical discussions to be concluded within three months of signing of the Accord. The significance of the DoP was the agreement that Palestinians were to be given a full measure of autonomy and that Israel would bring to an end its military occupation. The Oslo Accords were in effect confidence-and-security building measures within a fixed time frame of five years with negotiations starting no later than the end of 1995 on a list of issues, such as the status of Jerusalem, the Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, demarcation of borders and issues left over from previous negotiations, and at the end of which there would be negotiation to seal the final status agreement.
    ​ Rabin was in a hurry to bring an end to the Intifada, reach an agreement with the PLO leadership giving Palestinians autonomy in the occupied territories administered by their own elected representatives with policing powers and thereby relieving Israelis of that onerous responsibility, and build trust between Israel and Palestinian Authority before concluding the final status agreement for a meaningful future in terms of peaceful coexistence for both people. But there was also the need to hurry the process if it was not to be derailed by those forces seeded in the territories during the years of occupation since June 1967. The Intifada began in December 1987 marking the twentieth anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and in these two decades the new political phenomenon of religious fanaticism in the territories was bent upon shutting the doors on any compromise of trading land for peace as implied in the UN security council resolution 242.
    ​ Jewish settlements in the occupied territories began to grow and spread in the period following the October war of 1973, and pushed by the settler movement Gush Emunim (the Bloc of the Faithful) had become a powerful lobby that no political party could ignore. Menachem Begin, as Likud leader with coalition partners on the religious right and elected prime minister in 1977, spoke of occupied territories as part of Eretz Israel (Land of Israel) to be settled by a new generation of Israelis making the land non-negotiable. The settler movement inevitably came into violent confrontations with Palestinian inhabitants of West Bank and Gaza, and such incidents coalesced to finally erupt in the Intifada of 1987-93.
    ​ The Palestinian uprising came from within the occupied territories surprising the PLO leadership based in Tunisia after being expelled from Lebanon during Israel’s Lebanese war. The extent and depth of Palestinian support for the uprising brought into prominence a new generation of activists connected with mosques and religious institutions and among them was “Hamas”, an acronym for the Islamic Resistance Movement founded by Ahmad Yasin, teacher and local imam (religious leader), in Gaza around the time the Intifada started. Ahmad Yasin, a paraplegic, was connected with the Muslim Brotherhood organization in the territories and Hamas was established as an off-shoot of the Brotherhood. The Intifada also became the conduit for the supporters of Hamas to organize the politics of “resistance” in terms of the Brotherhood ideology of “jihad” (holy war). Gush Emunim’s use of the terminology Eretz Israel/Land of Israel, meaning the “land” over which Jews claim “historical rights” and for them to redeem and settle, was countered in the Hamas Charter that all of Palestine is Islamic Waqf (religious endowment) “consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgment Day” and, hence, cannot be despoiled, squandered, given or taken away from Muslims by anyone. As Hamas gained popularity it posed a threat to secular nationalist appeal of the PLO, a threat that its enemies among Arab states in the region, including Israel, would exploit to create divisions among Palestinians. Israeli intelligence agencies, Mossad and Shin Bet, would have been negligent in failing to penetrate Hamas with informers and goad Hamas activists escalate the rhetoric of religious extremism and terrorist violence to out-flank the PLO from the right.
    ​ Rabin had failed during his time as Defence Minister to impede the settler movement in the territories that came to haunt him as prime minister. After signing the Oslo Accords Rabin was a marked man, his death foretold. The Intifada had taken the lid off domestic terrorism. Gush Emunim and the ultra-religious right in Israel had found in Hamas their partner in the zero-sum dance of mutual hate and violence. Within six months of signing of the Oslo Accords the ring of fire was ablaze.​..
    ​..Rabin’s government was branded by the opposition coalition Judenrat, the deadly smear against Jews who collaborated with the Nazis. Ariel Sharon, nicknamed the “Butcher of Beirut” after the Kahane commission inquiry into the 1982 massacres of Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla during Israel’s Lebanese war, went public against Rabin, his former commander and mentor. Sharon accused Rabin’s government as “an insane government that shrinks Israel to Auschwitz borders, a reckless government, submissive, confused, treacherous, insane.”
    ​ On October 19, 1994 a Hamas suicide bombing of a bus in Tel Aviv killed twenty-two Israelis and wounded as many. Netanyahu appeared at the site of the bombing and addressing the television cameras denounced Rabin saying, “The PM chose to prefer Arafat and the welfare of Gaza’s residents at the expense of the inhabitants of Israel.”​ …
    ..As the year 1995 opened the opposition to Rabin and the Oslo Accords grew increasingly belligerent. Orthodox rabbis in the diaspora were drawn into the discourse over the “law of the pursuer” and the “law of the informer” that sanctioned the killing of a Jew in breach of either law.​..
    ..On October 5, the Knesset was scheduled to vote on Oslo II, and the opposition called for a mass rally on the same day in Zion Square in Jerusalem. The rally turned into a mob chanting “Death to Rabin.” Netanyahu as the leader of the opposition in the Knesset addressed the rally and taunted the non-Jewish character of the government relying on Arab-Israeli votes for the approval of Oslo II…
    ..A month later on November 4, Rabin and Peres were enthusiastically greeted at a peace rally in Malchei Yisrael Square near the City Hall in Tel Aviv. Yigal Amir had been stalking Rabin since the signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington in September 1993. Amir was waiting at the rally, which drew a crowd of a hundred thousand supporters of Rabin…
    ..Rabin was among his people, and both he and Peres were heartened by their genuine affection. Rabin had another private reception to attend after the rally. He took leave shortly after addressing the friendly crowd and walked behind Peres for his car. Yigal Amir waited in ambush close to the stairs that Rabin descended, and unloaded his weapon at point-blank range into the prime minister. Two of the bullets smashed into Rabin. His security detail had failed him, and by the time he was rushed to Ichilov hospital nearby Rabin was clinically dead.

    ​ What international order?​ , by Thierry Meyssan ​ Thanks Eleni
    ​ In the 17th century, the Treaties of Westphalia established the principle of state sovereignty. Each is equal to the others, and no one may interfere in the internal affairs of others. For centuries, these treaties governed relations between the present-day Länder, as well as between European states. They were reaffirmed by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, when Napoleon I was defeated.
    On the eve of the First World War, Tsar Nicholas II convened two International Peace Conferences (1899 and 1907) in The Hague to “seek the most effective means of assuring all peoples the benefits of a real and lasting peace”…
    ..The Conference agreed that, during armed conflict, populations and belligerents must remain under the protection of the principles resulting from “the usages established between civilized nations, the laws of humanity and the dictates of public conscience”. In short, the signatories undertook to stop behaving like barbarians.
    This system only works between civilized states that honour their signatures and are accountable to public opinion. It failed, in 1914, because states had lost their sovereignty by entering into defense treaties that required them to go to war automatically in certain circumstances that they could not assess for themselves.
    Léon Bourgeois’s ideas gained ground, but met with opposition, including from his rival in Georges Clemenceau’s Radical Party. Clemenceau did not believe that public opinion could prevent wars. Nor did the Anglo-Saxons, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and British Prime Minister Lloyd George. At the end of the First World War, these three men substituted the might of the victors for the fledgling international law. They shared the world and the remnants of the Austro-Hungarian, German and Ottoman empires. They blamed Germany alone for the massacres, denying their own. They imposed disarmament without guarantees. To prevent the emergence of a rival to the British Empire in Europe, the Anglo-Saxons began to pit Germany against the USSR, and secured France’s silence by assuring her that she could plunder the defeated Second Reich. In a way, as the first President of the Federal Republic, Theodor Heuss, put it, they organized the conditions for the development of Nazism.
    As they had agreed among themselves, the three men reshaped the world in their own image (Wilson’s 14 points, the Sykes-Picot agreements, the Balfour Declaration). They created the Jewish homeland of Palestine, dissected Africa and Asia, and tried to reduce Turkey to its minimum size. They organized all the current disorders in the Middle East.
    Yet it was on the basis of the ideas of the late Nicholas II and Léon Bourgeois that the League of Nations (League) was established after the First World War, without the participation of the United States, which thus officially rejected any idea of International Law. However, the League also failed. Not because the United States refused to join, as some say. That was their right. But firstly, because it was incapable of re-establishing strict equality between states, as the United Kingdom was opposed to considering colonized peoples as equals.​..
    ​..Joseph Stalin, First Secretary of the CPSU, was opposed to the idea of a world government, and an Anglo-Saxon one at that. All he wanted was an organization capable of preventing future conflicts. In any case, it was Russian conceptions that gave birth to the system: that of the United Nations Charter, at the San Francisco conference.
    ​ In the spirit of the Hague Conferences, all UN member states are equal. The Organization includes an internal tribunal, the International Court of Justice, responsible for settling disputes between its members. However, in the light of previous experience, the five victorious powers have a permanent seat on the Security Council, with a veto. Given that there was no trust between them (the Anglo-Saxons had planned to continue the war with the remaining German troops against the USSR) and that it was unknown how the General Assembly would behave, the various victors wanted to ensure that the UN would not turn against them (the USA had committed appalling war crimes by dropping two atomic bombs against civilians, while Japan… was preparing its surrender to the Soviets). But the great powers did not understand the veto in the same way. For some, it was a right to censor the decisions of others; for others, it was an obligation to take decisions unanimously.
    ​ Except that, right from the start, the Anglo-Saxons didn’t play ball: an Israeli state declared itself (May 14, 1948) before its borders had been agreed, and the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy to oversee the creation of a Palestinian state, Count Folke Bernadotte, was assassinated by Jewish supremacists under the command of Yitzhak Shamir. Moreover, the seat on the Security Council allocated to China, in the context of the end of the Chinese civil war, was given to Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang and not to Beijing. The Anglo-Saxons proclaimed the independence of their Korean zone of occupation as the “Republic of Korea” (August 15, 1948), created Nato (April 4, 1949), and then proclaimed the independence of their German zone of occupation as “Federal Germany” (May 23, 1949).
    ​ The USSR considered itself fooled, and slammed the door (“empty seat” policy). The Georgian Joseph Stalin had mistakenly believed that the veto was not a right of censure, but a condition of unanimity of the victors. He thought he could block the organization by boycotting it.
    ​ The Anglo-Saxons interpreted the text of the Charter they had drafted and took advantage of the Soviets’ absence to place “blue helmets” on the heads of their soldiers and wage war on the North Koreans (June 25, 1950) in the “name of the international community” (sic). Finally, on August 1, 1950, the Soviets returned to the UN after an absence of six and a half months…
    ​..With the dissolution of the USSR, things began to get worse. The US Undersecretary of Defense, Paul Wolfowitz, drew up a doctrine according to which, to remain masters of the world, the United States had to do everything in its power to prevent the emergence of a new rival, starting with the European Union. It was in application of this idea that Secretary of State James Baker imposed the enlargement of the European Union to include all the former states of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR. By expanding in this way, the Union deprived itself of the possibility of becoming a political entity. It was again in application of this doctrine that the Maastricht Treaty placed the EU under NATO’s protection. And it is still in application of this doctrine that Germany and France are paying for and arming the Ukraine.
    ​ Then came Czech-US professor Josef Korbel. He proposed that the Anglo-Saxons should dominate the world by rewriting international treaties. All that was needed, he argued, was to substitute Anglo-Saxon law, based on custom, for the rationality of Roman law. In this way, in the long term, all treaties would give the advantage to the dominant powers: the United States and the United Kingdom, linked by a “special relationship”, in the words of Winston Churchill. Professor Korbel’s daughter, Democrat Madeleine Albright, became Ambassador to the UN, then Secretary of State. Then, when the White House passed into Republican hands, Professor Korbel’s adopted daughter, Condoleeza Rice, succeeded her as National Security Advisor, then Secretary of State. For two decades, the two “sisters” [3] patiently rewrote the main international texts, ostensibly to modernize them, but in fact to change their spirit.
    ​ Today, international institutions operate according to Anglo-Saxon rules, based on previous violations of international law. This law is not written in any code, since it is an interpretation of custom by the dominant power. Every day, we substitute unjust rules for International Law and violate our own signature.​..
    ​..As Léon Bourgeois explained in the last century, to be effective and lasting, disarmament treaties must be based on legal guarantees. It is therefore urgent to return to international law, failing which we will plunge headlong into a devastating war.
    ​ Our honour and our interest lie in re-establishing international law. It’s a fragile construction. If we want to avoid war, we must re-establish it, and we can be sure that Russia thinks as we do, that it will not violate it.
    ​ Or we can support NATO, which brought its 31 defense ministers together in Brussels on October 11 to listen to their Israeli counterpart announce, via videoconference, that he was going to raze Gaza to the ground. And none of our ministers, including Germany’s Boris Pistorius, dared to speak out against the planning of this mass crime against civilians…
    ..We don’t have to choose between two overlords, but to protect peace, from the Donbass to Gaza, and, ultimately, to defend International Law.

    ​ The collapse of Israel and the United States​ by Thierry Meyssan​ Thanks Eleni​. I don’t ​yet see the people’s wishes translating into policy changes.
    ​ For the first time in history, civilians are being massacred live on television.
    Everywhere – except in Europe – Jews and Arabs unite to cry out their grief and call for peace.
    People everywhere realize that this genocide would not be possible if the United States did not supply bombs to the Israeli army in real time…
    ..The “Jewish supremacists” are behaving today as they did in 1948.
    When the United Nations voted to create two federated states in Palestine, one Hebrew and one Arab, the armed forces self-proclaimed the Hebrew state before its borders had been fixed. The “Jewish supremacists” immediately expelled millions of Palestinians from their homes (the “Nakhba”) and assassinated the UN special representative who had come to create a Palestinian state. The seven Arab armies (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and North Yemen) that tried to oppose them were quickly swept aside.
    Today, they are no more obedient to their protectors and massacre again, without realizing that this time the world is watching and no one will come to their rescue. At a time when the Shiites accept the principle of a Hebrew state, their madness is jeopardizing the very existence of that state…
    ..This inevitable process has just begun for the “American Empire”. The question is not how far Benjamin Netanyahu’s “revisionist Zionists” will go, but how far the US imperialists will support them. At what point will Washington decide it has more to lose by allowing Palestinian civilians to be massacred than by correcting Israel’s leaders?

    ​ The UN Security Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that called for a temporary pause to the fighting in Gaza. Tel Aviv said the call for a short peace was a decision “disconnected from reality and holds no significance.”
    ​ The resolution passed the UN’s most powerful body in a vote of 12-0. The US and UK did not vote for the motion because it did not condemn Hamas. Russia abstained over concerns that the resolution did not make a strong enough call for peace. Moscow’s representative said Washington is responsible for removing the word “ceasefire” from the text.
    ​ The resolution called for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses” in Gaza to allow aid to reach Palestinian civilians and for “the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages held by Hamas and other groups, especially children, as well as ensuring immediate humanitarian access.”​

    Israel Will Ignore UN Security Council Resolution Calling for Pause in Fighting in Gaza

    John Day

    ​ Alastair Crooke , ‘Israel’s’ ‘Nakba Doctrine’
    ​ “We are now actually rolling out the Gaza Nakba”, says Avi Dichter, “Israel’s” Minister for Agriculture and former head of Shin Bet. The Israeli cabinet has been briefed that up to 1,700,000 Gazans (out of a total population of 2.2 million) are no longer able to live in their own homes, either because they’ve been ‘displaced’, or because their homes have been destroyed/damaged…
    ..Simply put, the Israelis are fighting a conventional war-model (an armoured ‘fist’ inching ahead under massive air support). But the contradiction to this model is blatantly obvious: the so-called ‘enemy’ on the ground simply are civilians, who are dying in horrifying numbers, whilst the Hamas forces remain intact, deep underground. That, too, is where the Hamas infrastructure lies…
    ..The ineluctable logic to this analysis therefore is to continue with the status quo: If it isn’t working in respect to freeing hostages, or degrading Hamas, it can be presented to the Israeli public as ‘working’ through forcing civilians to flee their devastated communities (what Dichter calls the “Gaza Nakba”).
    ​ With the ‘Nakba Doctrine’ taking a hold, so favourable conditions for the release of hostages (which Hamas predicates upon a lengthy ceasefire and humanitarian supplies) melts away…
    ​ In this context, Israeli popular sentiment — even amongst former liberals — is moving toward a Greater Nakba. Gaza is under Nakba pressures. So is the West Bank, as settler violence against Palestinians surges. Even a ‘liberal’ such as former opposition leader Lapid now agrees that ‘settlers’ in the occupied West Bank are not ‘settlers’ at all, since the land is but the ‘Biblical land of Israel’.
    ​ Nakba ‘ambitions’ are widening to South Lebanon (up to the Litani River) too. The radical members of Netanyahu’s government say Israelis will never return to the kibbutz adjacent to Lebanon, without Hezbollah’s removal from the border area.
    So, the call is heard for “Israel” to ‘take’ Lebanon up to the Litani (a key water source) — and ‘serendipitously’ the Israeli air force has begun operating up to 40 kms inside Lebanon. Cabinet members now openly speak of the IOF needing to turn its attention to Hezbollah once Hamas has been ‘obliterated’…
    ​..The US reportedly suspects that “Israel” is provoking Hezbollah, hoping to entice the US into a war on Lebanon.
    ​ Plainly, the White House is struggling to avoid the slide towards full regional war, as both the Lebanese front and the Iraqi front heats up: On Sunday, Iraqi movements again fired missiles at the American base in Shaddadi.
    ​ “Israel” is sensing the present crisis to be both an existential risk, but an ‘opportunity’ too – an opportunity to establish “Israel” across ‘its Biblical lands’ over the long term.—nakba-doctrine

    ​ Netanyahu’s Surprise Admission: Israel “Not Successful” At Minimizing Civilian Casualties
    ​ He ultimately blamed Hamas for this while vowing the Israeli military would “try to finish the job” of eradicating the Islamist terror group.
    But he emphasized in surprisingly blunt words: “That’s what we’re trying to do: minimal civilian casualties. But unfortunately, we’re not successful.”
    ​ He presented the context as one where Hamas was preventing civilians from leaving northern Gaza “at gun point”. He claimed that Hamas “fired at the safe corridors that we provided for the Palestinians.”

    ​Moon of Alabama, One Religion’s War Against All Others​ The ​war to create “Greater Israel”​.

    “Leverage” Turkish Parliament Postpones Vote On Sweden’s NATO Membership , Turkey says Sweden must extradite PKK members considered terrorists by Ankara.
    Turkey is joined only by Hungary as the NATO members yet to approve Sweden’s membership bid…
    ..“They’re spreading blatant lies about Hungary, about the rule of law in Hungary, about democracy, about life here; how, the argument goes, can anyone want to be our ally in a military system while they’re shamelessly spreading lies about Hungary?” he said during an interview on national radio in March.
    “If they expect us to be fair to them, then they should also be fair to Hungary,” Orbán added.

    ​Caitlin Johnstone , Fifteen Things You Should Never Have To Say To A Country

    John Day

    Long Term Economic Trend Analysis from Charles Hugh Smith
    Can We Reverse America’s Distemper? Social trust, a baseline measure of social stability, has erode

    Power-Politics trumps science: CDC Claims On Vaccination And Natural Immunity Made Without Seeing Underlying Data: FOIA Document

    Peter McCullough MD , Twitter “Community Notes” Deceptively Push False Claims on COVID-19 Vaccines (“Twitter” is “X”. a mixed-bag. See below.)
    Anonymous Propaganda Agents Write False Commentaries to Deceive Public

    ​ Early Saturday morning, Elon Musk said his social media platform X will be “filing a thermonuclear lawsuit” against left-leaning non-profit Media Matters and “all those who colluded” for “completely misrepresenting” the real user experience on X.
    ​ “This week, Media Matters for America posted a story that completely misrepresented the real user experience on X, in another attempt to undermine freedom of speech and mislead advertisers,” Musk said.
    ​ Media Matters shared a report Thursday that showed “white nationalist and antisemitic conspiracy theories” content next to “ads for major brands like Apple, Bravo (NBCUniversal), IBM, Oracle, and Xfinity (Comcast).”

    Pilots were forced to accept cardiotoxic injections to stay employed. Airline Mayday Radio Calls Up 386% in 2023
    What is causing steep rise of in-flight medical emergencies since 2021?

    John Day

    Steve Kirsch wonders “how many?”, Remembering Jane Thomsen of New Zealand
    It is with great sadness that we share with you the sudden passing of New Zealand resident Jane Thomsen. Jane got her first shot of Pfizer on Aug 17, 2021 and died “unexpectedly” the same day!

    ​ Steve Kirsch , An open letter to the New Zealand Ministry of Health: an offer you can’t refuse
    I believe you have made a very serious mistake that is costing lives. Why not publish the anonymized record-level data just to be sure?
    ​ To the New Zealand Ministry of Health:
    ​I read with great interest this “AAP fact check” article which states “NZ health authorities say four deaths have been linked to the vaccines.”
    ​ I have record-level data from multiple countries and it’s clear the COVID vaccines are killing at least 1 person per 1,000 doses on average which means that around 12,000 New Zealanders were killed by the COVID vaccines.
    ​ So we have a difference of opinion.
    I’d like to suggest a way for you to definitively win the argument and prove that you are right and I am wrong.

    ​ Walter M. Chesnut explains the buildup of spike-protein as amyloid plaques, as mRNA “vaccinated” cells keep pumping it into the bloodstream for half a year.
    Discussing A Recent Preprint from Yale: Is Post-Vaccination Syndrome (PVS) Actually a New Spike-Induced Amyloidosis?
    When you break down the symptoms of Post-Vaccination Syndrome, a very strong case can be made for Post-Vaccination Amyloidosis.

    ​ New Email Shows Fauci Adviser Suggesting He Destroyed Records
    ​ A top deputy to Dr. Anthony Fauci indicated in a newly uncovered email that he purposefully did not keep records that he knew would be sought by the public and congressional investigators.​ “I have retained very few emails or documents on these matters, and continue to request that correspondence on sensitive issues be sent to me at my gmail [sic] address,” Dr. David Morens, the deputy, wrote on June 17, 2021.

    Dr D Rich

    Colorado judge rules Trump stays on The BalloT AND Trump committed Insurrection.

    Jonathan Turley explains as only the impeccably manicured, perfectly coiffed and fastidious hygienic male can and will do.
    You know, arguing for, around and against himself…in the same paragraph or breath.


      Most of the public do not agree with that assessment. In polling, most view Jan. 6 for what it was: a protest that became a riot. One year after the riot,

      We then watched as thinly deployed police barriers were overrun and a riot ensued. It was appalling, and most of us denounced it as it was unfolding. However, it was not a rebellion or insurrection in my view

    From a young age, i thought A Riot entailed police deployment of tear gas or other “dispersives”. Age 6, I attended a high school basketball game at our rival’s gym. The opponents in 1968 pitted my dad’s uniformly white, exclusively poor country school against the predominantly black, exclusively poor urban school.
    In short, a fight broke out among the players during the piss-poorly officiated game. As the “fight” spilled into the stands and entryway, the police dispersed gasoline into the crowd. By gasoline. I mean canisters of tear gas.
    In my 6 year old mind and situated above the maddening crowd (top row of the bleachers) these words entered my mind, “We have ourselves a riot!, better than any narrated on TV by the somber tones of Chet Huntley or David Brinkley. And my God, you taste it and smell it too.”

    In the chaos and melee, my sister, age 7, was trapped by “rioters” between the double doors separating foyer from gymnasium. There my sister took the full brunt of tear gas from an equally panicked asshole, er ah. peace officer.

    My mother also attended the festivities and never forgave my father for rescuing “his student athletes” from the fight rather going to the aid of her distressed daughter. I wondered unlike my apparently cowed father, why hadn’t my mother, an adult and bearer of at least some affirmative public duty as a nurse, gone to my sister’s aid herself.

    Now that’s a riot, but not until the police deployed tear gas no matter how Jonathan Turley attempts to convince us otherwise from the perspective of his pampered life.

    Insurrection my ass

    Veracious Poet


    The collapse of Israel and the United States​ by Thierry Meyssan​ Thanks Eleni​. I don’t ​yet see the people’s wishes translating into policy changes.

    For the first time in history, civilians are being massacred live on television.

    Thirty (30) years ago in Dr. Day’s backyard:

    Clinton/Reno ordered the CS tear gassing murder of of 80 “civilians” to *save the children*, which incinerated all 24 of innocent youngsters…

    Veni, vidi, vici.

    Veracious Poet

    Meanwhile as the intel op *FICTIONS* manufactured by the UniParty GlobalCap Empire continue to democide any & all possible future ethical/moral *opposition* (actual threats were removed long ago), every Tom, Dick & Harry preaches their “expert”, 100% *TRUTH* DEEP THOUGHTS across the blogosphere…

    Then there are the countless wannabe *tyrants* spewing vehement hatred, bigotry, racism, + *other* misanthropic political toxicities across the Intertubes

    No wonder Hollyweird professional actors are worried about getting “theirs”…

    Too bad, sooo sad, We The People never stood a chance against the narcissistic…

    Acta, non verba.

    Veracious Poet


    Insurrection my ass

    But it was the most dangerous and brilliant insurrection ever! Able to completely take over the country with no weapons and with people mostly walking between the velvet tourist ropes and leaving of their own accord. The most horrifying!


    I hope the Empire of Lies introduces ‘Assisted Suicide’ before it’s too late for Gen Z

    The disappointment factor inherent in Actual Reality will kill them far more painfully



    The Zionist Liar-In-Chief Whose Lies Have Made Genocide Acceptable & Land Theft Respectable In The USA


    The Face of Evil


    Careful Mike Reid, you’re starting to sound like me. Once you name the jew, they all want to crucify you, brother.



    Michael Reid

    I suggest that we live without fear Celticbiker

    We all die in the end


    The code for today’s Neo-feudal mercenary armies is “Kill them all and let God sort them out”. Before, in the previous Dark Age, it was “Kill them. For the Lord knows who are His.” WWIII, so far, is a war of attrition with two fronts in Ukraine and Gaza. The victor will be the one who kills all males of military age on the other side.

    Mercenaries fight for money. Cut funding to Ukraine and Israel and the world war stops. The tribal religious wars will continue but must be isolated like a contagion with DMZs to keep them from spreading.

    It is this century’s corporate states who are fighting the endless wars for profit. Sovereign nation states that protect and serve their citizens are no more. North American is simply a collection of Globalist’s Neo-colonies. If there were no atomic weapons, this world war would end with a punitive armistice like WWI to be re-fought with the next generation of males.

    However, the current world leadership is so incompetent and divorced from reality (worse than WWI) that a nuclear exchange is likely by mistake or even intentionally.

    Human beings must learn to live within their means and to share, in peace, if they want their offspring to continue to inhabit this finite planet; especially, as resources decline, and pollution accelerates.


    Styxhexenhammer gives hilarious take on NYC Mayor Eric Adams criticizing immigrants flooding NYC and his reaction to Pedo Joe sending the FBI to his house to fuck him over a bit for making Pedo Jo-Joe’s immigration clusterfuck look like a horse’s ass.

    Adams is on his way out for not towing the party line so he’s gonna fuck Jo-joe in the butt for his Swan Song.

    New York City Mayor Slashes Police Funding Due to Illegals Overwhelming City Services

    John Day

    @VP Gary: Thierry Meyssan’s words, not mine.
    I saw glimpses of the Waco massacre on the TV in the hospital a few times, as I walked by it that day.

    Michael Reid

    Orwell was not free,
    to think about these other methods of control,
    these non-violent methods and my,
    I’m inclined to think that the scientific dictatorships of the future,
    and I think there are going to be scientific dictatorships in many parts of the world,
    will be probably a good deal nearer to the brave new world pattern than to the 1984 pattern, they will a good deal nearer not because of any humanitarian qualms of the scientific dictators but simply because the BNW pattern is probably a good deal more efficient than the other.

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