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Edward Hopper Two on the Aisle 1927

 

Putin ‘Tried Everything Possible’ To Make Peace – Ukrainian Diplomat (RT)
Is Talk of Peace in Ukraine a Washington ‘Deception’? (Sp.)
Beginning of the End of Ukraine Conflict Chance for Diplomacy, Negotiation (Sp.)
Ukraine ‘Thinks Like a Warmonger’ – Russian Foreign Ministry (Sp.)
EU States Knowingly ‘De-Industrializing’ – Gazprom (RT)
Russia Warns West On ‘Boomerang Effect’ Of Confiscating Assets (RT)
The Middle East on Fire (Sonja van den Ende)
US Allies Get Cold Feet on Red Sea Armada and Who Could Blame Them? (SCF)
Yemen Is Blocking US Hegemony In West Asia (Cradle)
Is Colorado Counting on a Mootness Escape Clause? (Turley)
Democrats Facing Election Wipeout Resort to Desperate Actions (PCR)
Judge Dismisses Attempt By Virginia Activists To Keep Trump Off Ballot (JTN)
Bud Light Sales Still Down 28% as Consumers Continue Boycott (Turley)
Do You Dare Even Look? – Forecast 2024 (Kunstler)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Since August, there are officially more ILLEGAL MIGRANTS arriving each month than there are children being born to American mothers. And these are just the official encounters — we don’t know how many avoided detection.

 

 

Palestine UN

 

 

DC Draino:
This is insane corruption
FTX snowplowed millions of dollars into Democrat campaign accounts
DOJ separated campaign finance charges from his fraud trial
Now after being convicted for fraud, they’re dropping the 2nd trial for campaign finance crimes
Would’ve implicated too many Dems and RINOs
I know our gov’t is corrupt but sometimes things like this surprise even me

 

 

Grayzone Israel

 

 

Milei

 

 

Tomorrow

 

 

Judge Nap Schaffer

 

 

South Africa has triggered the Genocide Convention and instituted proceedings against #Israel before the ICJ over #Palestine

 

 

 

 

“..Russia’s stated goals of demilitarization and “de-Nazification” of Ukraine would have been addressed under the pre-approved treaty. “Options remain to either achieve them through an agreement or by force,” Putin stressed.

Putin ‘Tried Everything Possible’ To Make Peace – Ukrainian Diplomat (RT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin personally sought a peace agreement with Ukraine in April 2022, according to Ambassador Aleksandr Chaly, a distinguished member of the Ukrainian delegation. Chaly expressed this perspective during an event at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) in early December, where he dissected the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The ex-deputy foreign minister is an associate fellow at the Swiss government-funded foundation. His remarks drew media attention after a video of the event was released on YouTube last week. Chaly analyzed the roots of the ongoing conflict, which he described as “hard competition” for Ukraine that the US and the EU have with Russia, as well as Kiev’s intention to join the EU and NATO. He stressed that “Russian aggression” was not inevitable since the parties had sufficient tools to resolve their differences.

The diplomat called Putin’s decision to launch the special military operation against Ukraine in February 2022 “a crime” and “a mistake” and claimed that the Russian leader had been misled by “his own propaganda and his intelligence services.” Approximately a week into hostilities, Chaly believes Putin recognized the unrealistic nature of his expectations and actively pursued a negotiated resolution. He based his analysis on his personal involvement in the peace talks, which were first hosted by Minsk and culminated in Istanbul in late March with a draft truce approved by both sides. “Putin … tried to do everything possible to conclude [the] agreement with Ukraine,” the diplomat told the audience. The text made concessions to Kiev, compared to Russia’s initial position, and it was Putin’s “personal decision” to accept it, he claimed. We’ve managed to find a very real compromise. Putin really wanted to reach some peaceful agreement with Ukraine.

Chaly mused that “for some reason,” the Istanbul communique did not transform into an actual treaty. The Ukrainian delegation’s leader, MP David Arakhamia, said in late November that then-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised Ukrainians to “just continue fighting” during his visit to Kiev after the conclusion of the talks. Remarks made by senior Russian officials, including Putin, partially back Chaly’s account. The president said during his year-end press conference this month that Russia’s stated goals of demilitarization and “de-Nazification” of Ukraine would have been addressed under the pre-approved treaty. “Options remain to either achieve them through an agreement or by force,” Putin stressed.

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“..a kind of a rolling offensive right now that at some point in my opinion would cause the Ukrainian army to crack and maybe the Ukrainian state to crumble.”

Is Talk of Peace in Ukraine a Washington ‘Deception’? (Sp.)

Analysis has emerged recently suggesting the conflict in Ukraine could be drawing to a close, presenting the opportunity for diplomacy. But former US diplomat Jim Jatras says Russia should be on guard against premature declarations that peace is at hand, warning that talk of negotiations could be a ruse by Washington to buy time for Kiev. The former senior foreign policy adviser to Senate Republicans made the claim Friday on Sputnik’s Political Misfits program. “If I were in the Russians’ shoes, that’s [negotiation] the last thing I would do,” said Jatras. “I would basically go forward with their military advantage and impose a settlement on Ukraine through military diktat.” “I think that these articles [that] are being floated – notably the one in the New York Times that the Russians are desperate for some kind of agreement – are designed… to trick the Russians into a kind of a phony deal like ‘Minsk 2’,” added the analyst.

“Where they get all sorts of promises [and] they forgo their military advantage in order to fall for another deception where they can put Ukraine on hold for a while while the United States and our allies focus on other things like Gaza or the Chinese or something like that.” The so-called Minsk accords were the culmination of internationally-mediated negotiations after Ukraine’s Euromaidan coup in 2014. The agreements were ostensibly designed to resolve tensions between Ukraine and Russia and respond to the demands of separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region. Although Ukrainian President Voloydymyr Zelensky ran on implementing the accords, he abandoned the effort once elected, under pressure from fascist and nationalist forces in the country.

It was later revealed that former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at the instruction of the United States, urged Ukraine to reject the agreement to increase the chance of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Former French President Francois Hollande confirmed the negotiations were merely a stalling tactic to allow Ukraine to strengthen its military, an account which was recently verified by former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Jatras said recent Western discussion of renewed negotiation may also be insincere. “If you look at the latest posts on X from Dmitri Medvedev, he’s making it pretty clear that they’re not going to fall for that,” said the ex-diplomat. “Does that mean that’s true or not? I don’t know.”

“I think that’s part of what I described earlier as part of a deception,” he added, “part of an attempt by people in Washington to look reasonable, to get Russians engaged in the talks, get them to to slow down what seems to be a kind of a rolling offensive right now that at some point in my opinion would cause the Ukrainian army to crack and maybe the Ukrainian state to crumble.” Host John Kiriakou noted Russia’s missile attack on Ukraine Thursday night, in which the country fired some 120 rockets at Ukrainian cities and also utilized exploding drones. Kiriakou speculated the attack could be designed to allow Russia to negotiate from “a position of strength” in any upcoming peace talks. But Jatras insisted he doesn’t believe Washington is “genuine” about the idea, even as Republicans in Congress say they will not approve another round of military aid to Ukraine.

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“..Finland, in its entire history, never enjoyed greater peace, prosperity, or democracy than during the period of ‘Finlandization’.”

Beginning of the End of Ukraine Conflict Chance for Diplomacy, Negotiation (Sp.)

A wind down of fighting in Ukraine could provide the opportunity for compromise, ‘Finlandization’, and maybe even a role for China, according to investigative journalist Daniel Lazare. Lazare made the claim on the Sputnik’s Political Misfits Thursday in a wide-ranging discussion that also touched on US drug and immigration policy. Host John Kirakou noted that “Republicans have been remarkably unified in their opposition to more military aid to Ukraine, and Democrats have been unsuccessful in tying that aid to aid to Israel.” “Are we seeing the beginning of the end of this conflict?” asked Kiriakou. “I think so,” responded Lazare, noting that Russia has a population some three times as large as Ukraine’s and enjoys a significant advantage in access to resources. “They are just grinding the Ukraine down and without massive outside assistance its fate is really fixed.”

But Lazare blamed the United States for the outbreak of the conflict and warned America could still stand in the way of peace. “The US pushed the Ukraine into an extreme position of rejecting any kind of compromise whatsoever even though a compromise really made sense. Because it’s clear that the population in the eastern Ukraine and the Crimea just have lost faith in the Kiev government, which was taken over by extreme nationalists.” “This seems to me to be a case of just a completely ill thought out policy that sort of just flowed from years of neocon arrogance,” claimed Lazare. US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy circle was dominated by neoconservatives like Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland during Ukraine’s so-called Euromaidan coup in 2014. Western governments cheered on anti-government protests at that time even though polling showed most Ukrainians disagreed with the demands of protesters at Kiev’s Maidan Square.

After neo-Nazi groups forced elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country, leaked audio emerged of Nuland discussing the United States’ attempts to shape the interim government. Nuland boasted of sending $5 billion to promote so-called “democracy building programs” in Ukraine – code for activity designed to promote US interests in foreign governments. The term “color revolution” has been coined to describe US regime change efforts spurred by the funding of opposition forces, especially in Russia’s sphere of influence. US interference helped “tear the country in two,” according to Lazare, and made “outright war more or less inevitable.” “And now the US is facing the consequences. Or rather Zelensky is facing the consequences while the US kind of walks away,” the analyst stressed. Lazare noted “the US will not find it easy to back off” from its support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but he proposed a future wherein peace could be brought to Ukraine if the country agrees to demilitarize.

“What Russia is looking for is ‘Finlandization’,” said Lazare, using the term for Finland’s foreign policy position throughout the Cold War that saw the country adopt a neutral stance towards the Soviet Union. “’Finlandization’ is a dirty word. But bear in mind that Finland, in its entire history, never enjoyed greater peace, prosperity, or democracy than during the period of ‘Finlandization’.” “I actually visited Finland in 1972 during the period of ‘Finlandization’ and it was a glorious society,” said Lazare. “I mean prosperous, egalitarian, socialistic… That was the Russian posture for good reason. It could’ve been worse. I mean, Russia could have demanded the ‘Mexicanization’ of the Ukraine, which would mean inclined to get into poverty and crime. But Russia didn’t do that. And so the deal they offered this border country was really pretty good. It would have been satisfactory [in Ukraine] to a wide range of interests. But the US blocked it.”

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“”Kiev still thinks like a warmonger and intends to continue the conflict ‘until the victorious end,’ which obviously means ‘war to the last Ukrainian..”

Ukraine ‘Thinks Like a Warmonger’ – Russian Foreign Ministry (Sp.)

Moscow sees no political will for peace either in Kiev or in the West, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin told Sputnik. The official reiterated that “a comprehensive, sustainable, and fair settlement of the Ukraine conflict depends to a large extent on the elimination of its root causes.” “The West should stop pumping arms into the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Kiev should stop fighting and withdraw its troops from Russian territory,” Galuzin stressed. According to the top diplomat, “Ukraine’s neutral, non-aligned, and nuclear-free status should be confirmed and its demilitarization and denazification should be carried out. New territorial realities should be recognized, and the rights of Russian-speaking citizens and national minorities living in this country should be ensured.”

“Unfortunately, today we see no political will for peace either in Kiev or in the West,” the deputy foreign minister said, recalling Zelensky’s decree banning negotiations with Russia “The Kiev regime rejects peace mediation initiatives presented by various countries over the past months,” the official emphasized. Meanwhile, he noted that “the so-called ‘peace formula’ proposed by the Ukrainian president last November and presented by him and his Western partners as almost a final settlement plan in fact has nothing to do with peace, but is a set of ultimatums to Russia justifying the continuation of hostilities.””Kiev still thinks like a warmonger and intends to continue the conflict ‘until the victorious end,’ which obviously means ‘war to the last Ukrainian,'” Galuzin said.

“Washington and its NATO subordinates eagerly support Kiev on this, satisfying the growing military appetites of Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime. All of this only delays the conflict settlement,” he added. The top diplomat stressed that Russia has never refused to negotiate with Ukraine and has always advocated for a political solution to the conflict. “But so far we’ve had no other choice but to carry out the special military operation until the full implementation of all the set goals,” the Russian deputy foreign minister concluded.

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“..the policy of eliminating one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources is forcing “some EU member states to de-industrialize.”

EU States Knowingly ‘De-Industrializing’ – Gazprom (RT)

The EU is intentionally destroying demand for natural gas, Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller stated at a company meeting to discuss the year’s preliminary results. “We are well aware of the situation in Europe, where they have taken an unprecedented step,” the chief executive said. “There, for the first time in history demand for natural gas, a primary energy source, is being artificially destroyed.” He insisted that the policy of eliminating one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources is forcing “some EU member states to de-industrialize.” Global demand for gas, however, is expected to increase by 43% in the next 25 years, Miller noted, adding that the energy giant is ready, as it has been developing cooperation with nations that are interested in reliable energy supplies.

He pointed out that Gazprom has been working with Asia for a long time. “The volume of gas supplies to China in 2023 will be over 22.5 billion cubic meters, exceeding the contractual obligations by 500 million cubic meters,” Miller stated, adding that Gazprom plans to deliver as much as 38 billion cubic meters of natural gas to East Asian nation. Gazprom supplies natural gas under a long-term contract sealed with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). The Power of Siberia pipeline is part of a $400 billion, 30-year agreement between Gazprom and the CNPC clinched in 2014. Russia’s gas exports to China are projected to reach 100 billion cubic meters annually, taking into account a transit pipeline through Mongolia. Russian gas exports to the EU have dwindled due to Ukraine-related sanctions and the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines last year, previously Russia’s key gas route to the region. However, Gazprom has successfully redirected its energy trade towards Asia, with China emerging as its largest importer.

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“..Moscow has a list of US, European, and other assets that would be seized if the G7 nations decided to confiscate the $300 billion in frozen reserves belonging to the Russian state.”

Russia Warns West On ‘Boomerang Effect’ Of Confiscating Assets (RT)

Russia will retaliate in kind to the potential confiscation of its assets by Western countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.Russian authorities have assessed the unpredictability of the opposing side, as well as their tendency to violate international and other laws, Peskov stated, adding that, for now, confiscation of foreign assets in Russia can only be considered in theoretical terms.“When they [Western powers] started piling unprecedented economic sanctions on us, they did not think about the boomerang effect at all, but now it is obvious,” Peskov said, adding that a number of sanctions supporters are now wondering whether they did the right thing. According to the official, Moscow has a list of US, European, and other assets that would be seized if the G7 nations decided to confiscate the $300 billion in frozen reserves belonging to the Russian state.

“Of course, we analyzed possible retaliatory steps in advance. And we will do everything so that they best suit our interests. But in general, no theory can be legal; it can only be pseudo-legal,” Peskov explained. He emphasized that taking any step of the kind by the West would amount to “theft,” violate international law, and undermine reserve currencies, the global financial system, and the world economy. “This is fraught with serious consequences,” the Kremlin spokesman warned, adding that it would undermine other countries’ confidence in the US and the EU as economic guarantors. Earlier this month, the Financial Times reported that Washington had proposed that working groups from the G7 explore ways to confiscate $300 billion in frozen Russian assets on February 24, 2024, the second anniversary of the start of hostilities in Ukraine.

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“..they are silent and again they support the side of murderers and madmen. They never learn and this among others is also part of the downfall of so-called Western civilization.”

The Middle East on Fire (Sonja van den Ende)

A few weeks after the attack of October 7, I was in Lebanon and felt the coming war, but most Lebanese (including Syrians and others) do not want war. I have spent a few hours with Hezbollah and Amal fighters and everyone assured me that it is actually war already and Hassan Nasrallah’s speech in November in front of the Blue Mosque confirmed this. The war in Syria that started in 2011, according to the Western version, a revolution over the dissatisfaction of President Assad’s government. But the real version is of course that it was a coup d’etat by the U.S. and its client states NATO/EU. A proxy war as they call it. The West supported Islamic radical groups such as Al-Qaeda and later ISIS (Daesh). This war was the West’s first loss since Vietnam (thanks to the help of Russia) and has seen so much death and barbarism that the genie was out of the bottle and has caused large parts of the Middle East to want to fight the West with everything they have.

If the genie was already out of the bottle in the Syrian war, this latest murder on Sardar Sayyed Reza Mousavi is the last straw that further stimulates the resistance against Israel. The murders committed in recent years against senior Iranian generals and scientists from the Israeli Mossad in collaboration with the U.S. and its Western client states have also not been forgotten. In particular, the assassination of Haj Qassem Soleimani has not been forgotten and Sardar Sayyed Reza Mousavi was Soleimani’s most loyal and closest associate. After the most extremist government that Israel has ever known since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 took office, the occupation, hatred and violence have escalated even more, a situation that is no longer tenable for the Palestinian population and it simply had to escalate.

But the war is not only in Gaza, heavy fighting is also reported from Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and the rest of the West Bank. In other words, all of Palestine is in revolt and as the military leader of Hamas recently explained. What was to be expected is that the West will continue to support Israel, after all the U.S. is the stronghold of AIPAC, the Israeli lobby that influences all political leaders (with money and bribery) and who in turn buys, or rather buys, the political leaders of Europe said dictation, because for many Europe has still been occupied by the U.S. since 1945. “Senior Hamas leader Osama Hamdan masterfully explains the reasons for the operation, lays out military and political strategies, and discusses the terms of the resistance. It’s about the liberation of Palestine and beyond, the Axis of Resistance is now involved as well, he said during an interview”.

For the first time, the world can see genocide being committed “live” on TV and social media. The West is silent for the second time in history, that is to say the politicians and media bought by the politicians and Zionist lobby. During the Holocaust of the Jews most Europeans were silent and now during the genocide of the Palestinians and previously the rest of the Middle East they are silent and again they support the side of murderers and madmen. They never learn and this among others is also part of the downfall of so-called Western civilization.

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“Going into the presidential election in less than 10 months with his poll numbers below the water line, Biden can’t afford any further fiasco.”

US Allies Get Cold Feet on Red Sea Armada and Who Could Blame Them? (SCF)

The United States-led naval coalition announced on December 20 for deployment to the Red Sea purportedly to protect international commercial shipping has quickly run into troubled political waters. European allies France, Spain and Italy are curbing their involvement. Australia has given it a miss. And so far, no major Arab countries have signaled their participation, apart from the tiny Gulf island nation of Bahrain which hosts the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet. The 10-nation flotilla was heralded with much fanfare by Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin with the stated objective of defending freedom of navigation through the Red Sea critical for cargo vessels and fuel tankers. That move followed numerous attacks on ships by Yemeni forces who said they would block the passage of Israeli-linked vessels as an act of solidarity with Palestinians suffering genocidal violence in Gaza.

Yemeni militants known as Ansar Allah (Houthis) in conjunction with Yemen’s armed forces say their embargo imposed on the Red Sea will continue until a ceasefire is called in Gaza and humanitarian aid is permitted entry to more than two million starving people. The decision by Washington to respond by further militarizing the Bab el-Mandeb Strait – the 30-kilometer-wide chokepoint largely controlled by the Yemenis – is a reckless escalation in what has now turned out to be a region-wide conflict. Yemen is an ally of Iran which has seen its other allies in the region attacked by the U.S. and Israel. The assassination of a top Iranian commander this week in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian capital Damascus is fueling an international conflagration. This danger could be easily averted if Washington abided by the democratic will of the vast majority of nations at the UN which has urged for an immediate ceasefire to the 80-day aggression by Israel on Gaza since October 7.

Washington has pointedly rejected several draft resolutions at the UN Security Council demanding a cessation of hostilities – the death toll of which has reached nearly 30,000 mainly women and children, according to the respected Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor. Deploying an armada to the Red Sea is almost an absurd and unnecessary complication. If the U.S. and Israel were to comply with basic international, humanitarian law, the interdiction on shipping would not be incurred. After all, Russian and Iranian oil and gas tankers are reportedly navigating unhindered through the Bab el-Mandeb en route to the Suez Canal further north in Egypt. So, the Yemenis appear to be honoring their word that only ships associated with Israel are being targeted. Nevertheless, other global cargo and tanker companies have opted to avoid the vital shipping lane, electing instead to route their vessels around Africa. That alternative route adds several days and significant transport costs.

The Red Sea accounts for the passage of 12 percent of global shipping. Already, the transits are down by one-third in volume. That will inevitably rebound badly on Europe’s hard-pressed economies from supply chain shortages and consumer price inflation. All this would dramatically deteriorate if the U.S.-led armada starts firing on Yemen. That will mean the naval coalition would been seen by the Yemenis (and other Arab nations) – if it is not clear already – as being deployed in support of Israel’s genocide of Palestinians. The Yemenis have defiantly warned that they are prepared to launch anti-ship ballistic missiles and a suspected arsenal of thousands of drones to sink U.S. and other warships. An interesting article by former CIA analyst Larry Johnson – now a respected independent commentator – contends that the U.S. Navy is not fit for purpose to take on the Yemeni threat. Western destroyers may fire million-dollar-missiles at $20,000 drones, but already the mathematics of that equation indicate the Yemenis have won.

If U.S. and European warships start to sink in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden all bets are off. We are then talking about a political crisis that compares with the Suez Emergency in 1956. That debacle ended in shame for the colonial powers Britain and France. Indeed, the 1956 Suez Crisis is cited as a watershed for the demise of these European powers and their pretensions of global power. Hence, the European members of the U.S.-led flotilla – dubbed Operation Prosperity Guardian – which tries a tad too much to sound justified – are peeling away from the misguided venture. If Washington decides to go it alone – which it probably won’t because of structural problems in its modern fleet, as Larry Johnson explains – then the political wrath for Biden among U.S. voters will be withering. Going into the presidential election in less than 10 months with his poll numbers below the water line, Biden can’t afford any further fiasco.

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Yemen surprised both Israel and US.

Yemen Is Blocking US Hegemony In West Asia (Cradle)

Given the renewed focus on Yemen’s de facto government led by Ansarallah and its armed forces, it is time to move beyond the simplistic and dismissive characterization of the Houthis as merely a ‘rebel’ group or a non-state actor. Since the start of the war by the Saudi-led coalition against Ansarallah in 2015, the Yemeni resistance movement has transformed into a formidable military force that has not only humbled Saudi Arabia but is also now challenging Israel’s genocidal actions in Gaza as well as the superior firepower and resources of the US Navy in the world’s most important waterway. In response to Israel unleashing unprecedented violence on Gaza, killing over 20,000 people, predominantly women and children, Yemen’s Ansarallah-led armed forces announced on 14 November their intent to target any Israeli-linked ship passing through the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait in the Red Sea.

This crucial waterway serves as the gateway to the Suez Canal, through which approximately 10 percent of global trade and 8.8 million barrels of oil travel each day. On 9 December, Ansarallah announced it would expand its operations further to target any ship in the Red Sea on its way to Israel, regardless of its nationality. “If Gaza does not receive the food and medicine it needs, all ships in the Red Sea bound for Israeli ports, regardless of their nationality, will become a target for our armed forces,” an Ansarallah Armed Forces spokesperson said in a statement. To date, Ansarallah has successfully targeted nine ships using drones and missiles, and managed to seize one Israeli-affiliated ship in the Red Sea, according to their official statements. These operations have prompted the largest international shipping companies, including CMA CGM and MSC, and oil giants BP and Evergreen, to re-route their Europe bound ships around the horn of Africa, adding 13,000km and significant fuel costs to the journey.

Delays, transit times, and insurance fees for commercial shipping have skyrocketed, threatening to spark inflation worldwide. This is especially worrisome for Israel, which is already contending with the economic repercussions of its longest and deadliest conflict with the Palestinian resistance in history. Additionally, Ansarallah has launched multiple missile and drone attacks on Israel’s southern port city of Eilat, decreasing its commercial shipping traffic by 85 percent. The disruption in the Red Sea directly undermines a key element of the White House’s 2022 National Security Strategy, which unequivocally states that the US will not permit any nation “to jeopardize freedom of navigation through the Middle East’s waterways, including the Strait of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab.”

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“..It is hard to portray yourself as the defender of democracy by preventing citizens from voting for the current frontrunner for the presidency..”

Is Colorado Counting on a Mootness Escape Clause? (Turley)

The office of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswald issued a statement that, since the appeal was filed with the Supreme Court, Trump’s name will remain on the ballot “unless the U.S. Supreme Court declines to take the case or otherwise affirms the Colorado Supreme Court ruling.” That clause or provision from the opinion may offer a welcomed escape option for both the Supreme Court and the state. mThe timing question could have an interesting impact on the case. It could avoid a review by the Supreme Court by effectively mooting the case if the Supreme Court simply lets the clock run past January 5, 2024. The question is whether the Court would see a need to review the matter if no change would occur to the ballot itself. The Colorado Secretary of State issued a press release that stated in part:

“The Colorado Republican Party has appealed the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in Anderson v. Griswold to the U.S. Supreme Court. With the appeal filed, Donald Trump will be included as a candidate on Colorado’s 2024 Presidential Primary Ballot when certification occurs on Jan. 5, 2024, unless the U.S. Supreme Court declines to take the case or otherwise affirms the Colorado Supreme Court ruling.” The Supreme Court should still take the case and reject the Colorado decision. This issue will only repeat itself in the general election and challengers are seeking additional judges or courts to embrace this dangerous theory. Currently, Colorado is an outlier. However, the Secretary of State in Maine has been as outspoken as Griswald on what she views as an “insurrection” on January 6th.

It is clear why challengers saw Democrat Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows as the most likely to endorse their theory. Bellows has already declared that “The Jan 6 insurrection was an unlawful attempt to overthrow the results of a free and fair election… The insurrectionists failed, and democracy prevailed.” A year after the riot, Bellows was still denoucing what she called “the violent insurrection.” Colorado may prefer to wait for states like Maine to join the cause rather than leave the state as the outlier. Moreover, it is clear to many of us that Colorado will lose before the Supreme Court if push comes to shove. This would remove the shove if the Court simply allows for review to continue beyond the certification on January 5th.

While the four Colorado justices have been lionized by pundits and the media, the optics could take a bad turn if liberal justices joined conservatives in setting aside this decision. Even on an all Democratically-appointed court, the majority was only able to eek out a 4-3 decision with three justices rejecting this novel theory. It is hard to portray yourself as the defender of democracy by preventing citizens from voting for the current frontrunner for the presidency. It is even more difficult when various states, including Democratic jurists and justices, reject this radical effort.The Secretary of State could have sought to lift the limitation on a pending review as barring removal. There was no effort to get the justices to reconsider that part of the ruling. Yet, Griswald could have argued that, once Trump is found to be an insurrectionalist under the Fourteenth Amendment, her office should not be compelled to include his name.

After all, the office is not an intermediate court and it has a ruling that Trump is disqualified as a matter of law. It appears, however, that Griswald accepts this condition that Trump will remain on the ballot unless the Court declines review (which seems unlikely) or affirms the Colorado Supreme Court (which seems even more unlikely). The question is whether Griswald herself will seek to have the matter declared as moot after January 5th. She can argue that, while the same objections could be raised for the balloting for the general election, it is pure conjecture that Trump will win the primary despite every poll showing an overwhelming lead. She could then avoid a likely reversal but arguing that there is no change on the balloting and thus no injury to the Colorado GOP.

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“..why not simply point out that the Colorado supreme court’s ruling is total nonsense as Trump has not been convicted of insurrection?”

Democrats Facing Election Wipeout Resort to Desperate Actions (PCR)

Civil rights groups are suing under US law in behalf of immigrant-invaders who are not US citizens and have no protection of US civil right laws. The issue is a Texas state law that permits Texas authorities to arrest and deport illegal immigrants. The claim is that illegal immigrant-invaders are protected from Texas law by federal civil rights law, a nonsense claim that destroys the concept of citizenship. Remember the “Covid pandemic” when New York was restricting entry of US citizens into New York? How is it that New York can control the entry of US citizens into New York by such measures as imposing a two week quarantine on arrivals, but Texas can’t control the entry of non-US citizens into Texas? Under the 10th Amendment, Texas has the power to control entry just as northern states such as New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois passed laws designed to prevent free blacks from entering the states to settle.

Those who prefer federal over state power claim that the 10th Amendment is a dead-letter Amendment overturned by the federal government’s assumption of powers not granted to it by the Constitution. A more accurate way to describe this is to say that the federal government’s assumption of powers granted to the states is unconstitutional and must be overturned by the Supreme Court. The only constitutional way an Amendment can be overturned is by repeal. What has happened is a coup against the US Constitution by the federal government. The 10th Amendment has not been repealed. It is still a part of the Constitution. It is simply ignored as all other Amendments increasingly are.

Counts will decide the issue between Texas and the US Department of Justice (sic) on the basis of whether state or federal government has the power to control immigration. As the record shows, northern states prohibited black immigration from the South. Were free blacks considered in the North to be US citizens? The answer seems to be partly but not wholly. The knee-jerk response of almost every jurist is that the 10th Amendment is no longer part of the Constitution. The ruling is expected to go against Texas. But the question remains why the federal government insists on its unique responsibility for immigration laws that it refuses to enforce.The greater threat is the claim of some immigrant-invader advocates that the illegal non-citizens have the right under US civil rights laws to residency in the US.

The effort by Democrats in Colorado (and other states) to prevent Donald Trump from being on the ballot in the 2024 election shows a total absence of legal comprehension on the part of the non-diverse 100% Democrat Colorado state supreme court. One wonders where they get these “judges.” The legally illiterate Democrat judges ruled that Colorado could ban Trump from being on the ballot in Colorado in 2024 for the reason that he engaged in insurrection against the United States. The legally illiterate Colorado secretary of state said that “Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and was disqualified under the Constitution from the Colorado Ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court got it right.”Maine’s secretary of state Shenna Bellows has taken it upon herself alone to remove Trump from the ballot for insurrection.

Think about what this means. Trump has not been convicted of insurrection. Every member of the Colorado entirely Democrat supreme court and Colorado’s and Maine’s Democrat secretaries of state assumes that assertion alone is proof of guilt. Clearly, Democrat Colorado and Maine are not states whose officials and judges understand law or are capable of serving justice. Neither do the Colorado Republicans understand. In their appeal to the US Supreme Court for a ruling on the Colorado state court decision, the Republicans argue that the President is not an officer of the US under the meaning of the provision in the 14th Amendment, that only Congress has the power to apply the insurrection provision, and that Colorado’s ruling, if allowed to stand, would violate the people’s ability to select candidates in primaries. Little doubt this is correct, but why not simply point out that the Colorado supreme court’s ruling is total nonsense as Trump has not been convicted of insurrection?

The persecutions of Trump are not legitimate. They are weaponizations of law designed to keep power in the hands of the ruling establishment. That these persecutions are not denounced by bar associations, law schools, politicians, media and the American people indicates that the weaponization of law is generally accepted as a legitimate tool in the struggle for power. The Democrats who falsely accused Trump of election interference are now interfering themselves. With the public alerted, the Democrats are unable to steal a third election in a row, and have resorted to the desperate attempt to claim authority they do not have to prevent Trump from running for president. Democrats have proven that they are tyrants. The acceptance by the American establishment of the obvious use of weaponized law associated with Joseph Stalin indicates that the rule of law is dead in the United States. As time passes, Americans will understand that they are prisoners, and not a free people.

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“President Trump remains undefeated in 14th Amendment ballot challenges in federal courts..”

Judge Dismisses Attempt By Virginia Activists To Keep Trump Off Ballot (JTN)

A federal judge Friday dismissed a motion by two Virginia activists to keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot in the Old Dominion. Roy Perry-Bey and Carlos Howard, said in a statement announcing their complaint that, Trump’s “overt election interference undermine or deprive [sic] them of their right to participate equally in secure, free and fair elections, due to Trump’s filing his statement of candidacy to participate in the 2024 Presidential Primary election.” Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia granted Trump his request to dismiss the plaintiff’s case.

“President Trump remains undefeated in 14th Amendment ballot challenges in federal courts with today’s ruling in the Eastern District of Virginia,” said Steven Cheung, Trump campaign spokesperson, in statement. Calling the suits “bad-faith, politically motivated attempts to steal the 2024 election by disqualifying” Trump from the ballot, Cheung pointed to dismissals in the federal courts of West Virginia, New Hampshire, Florida, Arizona, and Rhode Island, as well as state courts in Michigan and Minnesota. “President Trump has pulled significantly ahead in the polls and is poised to defeat failed president Crooked Joe Biden, or whomever the desperate Democrats put forth in 2024,” Cheung said.

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“..Alissa Heinerscheid, vice president of marketing for Bud Light, sought to dismantle Bud Light’s “fratty reputation.” She succeeded.”

Bud Light Sales Still Down 28% as Consumers Continue Boycott (Turley)

Beer analysts are saying that Bud Light is still struggling with the boycott that has reduced its sale by a whopping 28% over the four weeks leading up to Dec. 9 — and heading to the all-important New Year’s sale period. The tragic irony for the company is that Alissa Heinerscheid, vice president of marketing for Bud Light, sought to dismantle Bud Light’s “fratty reputation.” She succeeded. It is now the symbol of woke companies for many and consumers seem to be treating the company as a vehicle to express their opposition to the social and political campaigns of companies from Disney to Nike. Notably, U.S. beer shipments dropped by more than 5% over the first nine months of 2023, reflecting a trend among younger voters away from alcohol.

However, Bud Light appears to be off the charts as consumers continue to send a message by buying other brands. The timing is critical. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, a quarter of the $49-billion-a-year distilled spirits industry’s profits come between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The continued struggle of Bud Light during this period could magnify the losses and the message in the market. The message appears to be getting through. Corporate executives have long yielded to demands for greater political and social agendas despite indicators that these campaigns were driving away business.

That is changing as shareholders object to subsidizing campaigns unconnected to products. Most recently, Disney appeared to acknowledge that its own campaigns were undermining sales and alienating consumers. It is the invisible hand of Adam Smith at work. However, this is more of a backhand for Bud Light, which has tried to distance itself from the earlier campaign. The problem is that many consumers now view the company as a symbol of this struggle between companies and the public. Some are seeking to “hoist the wretch” to warn other companies. It seems that Bud Light is now that wretch.

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Long forecast from Jim.

Do You Dare Even Look? – Forecast 2024 (Kunstler)

It’s absurd to imagine that “Joe Biden” can actually run. The current charade, with the Biden / Harris email campaign and few other trappings, is just a game of pretend. The focus just now, even on some blob-captive news sites, is on his unmistakable mental decline. Come January of ’24, though, Mr. Comer, chair of the House Oversight Committee, will unload hard evidence of bribery and treason against the phantom of the White House, and that will really be the end of him. Let him pardon himself and his whole family five minutes before he signs his resignation and be gone. The USA has never endured such a perfect wretch at that level of politics, not even Aaron Burr was this bad. “Joe Biden” was elected in a massive fraud, and he proceeded to just about wreck the country.

The massive exertions of the Intel blob managed to induce a psychotic spell on half the country, mostly to evade prosecution for their own misdeeds, but millions of victims of that psy-op are about to snap out of it. The Democratic Party might not survive the dreadful unmasking of its seditious machinations. By November, the “Joe Biden” regime may even try to involve us in another foreign war as the last desperate distraction. Aside from the demons in the State Department and the Raytheon /Lockheed Martin nexus, the whole country has no appetite left for war, and probably little ability to prosecute one.

As a last gasp, the Party of Chaos may attempt to insert Hillary Clinton back into the picture. They have nothing and no one else; a hail Mary on the theory that they can rev up every angry “Karen” in the land, and their nose-ring daughters, and simply make the election about the oppression of women, leading with abortion. It won’t work. The party will also have to answer for the weaponization of law, the humiliating defeat of the ill-conceived Ukraine project, the millions-fold invasion of illegal aliens, the shattered economy, and the after-effects of the evil vaccine program. If the blob manages to remove Mr. Trump Kagan-style, and the traitorous Republicans run their donor’s favorite, Nikki Haley, I’d look to Bobby Kennedy winning that three-way race not unlike Abe Lincoln winning the fractious election of 1860.

I doubt that even the enmities of 1861 – 1865 between one group of Americans and another were as vicious as they are now. “Joe Biden” was right about one thing: this is a battle over the soul of the nation. The catch is, he and the party behind him are a gang of lost souls who sold out their country and their culture, and took something precious from all of us that will be very hard to get back. We will be wildly lucky if blood does not spill over it.

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    Edward Hopper Two on the Aisle 1927   • Putin ‘Tried Everything Possible’ To Make Peace – Ukrainian Diplomat (RT) • Is Talk of Peace in Ukraine a
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle December 30 2023]

    #149420
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Season’s Greetings from Nkolai the Wonderworker

    If you can’t be Good, be careful.

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    #149421
    Oroboros
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    #149422
    aspnaz
    Participant

    What is wrong with Israelis?

    They are Jews like you Max?

    #149424
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Kunstler makes note of everything except the Tribe and its talmudic psychopathy. Half the world is looking right at it now, during Christmas, no less. Describing puzzle pieces and pretending corrupted existing institutions are going to put it back together just seems lame and pathetic.. It’s time to face the puzzlemaker, the $ behind the corruption, deceit…the mountain of lies we’re buried under.

    #149425
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Disturbing Poll Reveals 26% Of Americans Still Trust The Media” ~ The Babylon Bee Headline

    Ramaswamy: then what are YOU doing, sir, as clearly they are selling the rope and planning the same for you. Also weird metaphor for a Capitalist.

    “Palestine delivers the greatest speech in modern history at the UN Security Council…”

    In which they talk about killing every Jew worldwide, at birth, as shown in their cartoon shows for children. Then we will have a perfect world in which everybody kills everybody else, at birth, forever. …And you wonder why some of us promote the forgiveness of Christ as a solution for 1,000 year feuds.

    “What is wrong with Israelis Americans? @MaxBlumenthal takes a searing look at the societal sickness that exploded into the open after October 7 2020 , as Israelis Americans of all walks of life took to social media to mock the suffering of Palestinians, unvaxxed conservatives and flaunted war crimes against them, and clamored for genocide.”

    Fixed it. Yeah, dem Israelis and Jews are just So. Different. from us here good ‘Mericans.

    “How import tariffs weaken the economy and your wallet.”

    What the actual? Sure, if you want no employment in Argentina because everything is made by slaves in China, that’s a great plan! If you want to be entirely helpless before the shutting off of London banking or London shipping, that’s really the way to go! If you want your money to all be sucked out to your Wall Street patrons for trading fees…oh, wait.

    “South Africa has triggered the Genocide Convention and instituted proceedings against #Israel”

    Well it’s about f’ing time. I thought they were planning to wait until there were only 5 Gazans left.

    The UN head bravely stands in solidarity with the 200 UN workers killed per month. And he plans to do this by doing exactly nothing about it. #Hashtag

    “…a kind of a rolling offensive right now that at some point in my opinion would cause the Ukrainian army to crack and maybe the Ukrainian state to crumble.”

    Props to the Ukrainians who are awesome, I would have thought they would crack 10x faster than they have. Instead Putin and the generals judged it mostly correctly and are still calling for a year.

    ““I actually visited Finland in 1972 during the period of ‘Finlandization’ and it was a glorious society,” said Lazare. “I mean prosperous, egalitarian, socialistic…”

    See, there you go: a Socialism that worked. Why is one question, and the other is, “Is this real Socialism or has that never been tried?” Denmark specifically told the world news to knock it the f– off since they are NOT SOCIALIST. They are a capitalist society with high human services. I found it interesting they found the need to say that. It’s also true, but was the first time someone grabbed the mike to promote the truth this century.

    “• EU States Knowingly ‘De-Industrializing’ – Gazprom (RT)

    And interesting. WHY? This runs against my theory of Europe trying to run the earth. Liquid hegemonic power. Now their written and witnessed plan was to kill everyone on earth to have enough resources to go around, most recently with India vs high oil prices to kill everyone in the Global South, cause utter chaos for them, also prevented. They planned to kill everyone in Europe, so they wouldn’t need so many cars, and as Deagle said, kill everyone in America and Canada to make us a collapsed African colony, exporting food (and porn). Since those plans did NOT work, it’s hard to attribute them and is all in their actions and details.

    Still: wouldn’t you want to be the ONLY land standing, have all the jets, bombs, chip factories and stuff? They don’t.

    “Power of Siberia pipeline is part of a $400 billion, 30-year agreement between Gazprom and the CNPC clinched in 2014.”

    Apparently they have 30-50 years of gas left. It’s just you’re not getting any. No Peak Oil yet, another 50 years on. And none of our good drilling locations are open in the U.S.

    “Russia Warns West on ‘Boomerang Effect’ of Confiscating Assets (RT)

    Yes, but this isn’t about smarts, they may have NO CHOICE. They need to steal and toss a bank account of this size into the compounding-interest black hole at the center of their galaxy or else collapse tomorrow, Tuesday 2 January. Take your pick. That’s why they need Russia or nothing else matters. (And they lost it. COMPLETELY.)

    If that, the money collapses, they can’t pay their blackmail to Epstein and can’t buy security for the missing fathers who will track them down and kill them. So what do you think their choice will be? Hint: you’re on your own. Buy food.

    ““Going into the presidential election in less than 10 months with his poll numbers below the water line, Biden can’t afford any further fiasco.”

    Weeeeelllllll….. We’re not going to have an election, so he doesn’t have to worry about that. THAT’S THE FIASCO. We may not have one because the monetary black hole will have collapsed the United States by then. But no fiasco. I’m sure no one will mind.

    “• Yemen Is Blocking US Hegemony In West Asia (Cradle)

    They’re missing some points: Yemen isn’t the only country there. They also have Eritrea, and control Sudan. Iran owns the other corner, and on the both sides, Saudi is on board, and this is all about Egypt. Israel’s Hail Mary to put in a 2nd canal is completely meaningless, a solution for 1979. But these guys are so old they grew up riding dinosaurs, and are about as relevant.

    BRIICS own IT ALL. What don’t they own right now? Malacca? China owns Panama since Clinton sold it to them for $1, right? BRIICS own Oceana and Oceana gave it to them.

    “ Is Colorado Counting on a Mootness Escape Clause? (Turley)

    Of course they are and Maine did the same thing: put a stay on their own order. So who’s running things here if this is all eyewash for the idiots? Only the low-information voters are happy, while you’ve further activated conservatives and even centrists. It’s almost as if Team Trump also has the blackmail files, eh? How else could this be and why would CO, ME bother?

    “• Democrats Facing Election Wipeout Resort to Desperate Actions (PCR)

    Desperate Actions they themselves reversed? What sense does that make?

    Most everything PCR says is relevant here, even as it drifts nationwide to all actions and themes. They are all the same, and all related. We have no rule of law. WROL looks different than you preppers thought it would doesn’t it? WROL means the law only applies to YOU, and not to your enemies, like the police and druglords. They can traffic all the kids through public airports that they want. If you raise your voice and “File paperwork” you are arrested and held without trial. Bc “No rule of law”, idiots.

    “Bud Light Sales Still Down 28% as Consumers Continue Boycott (Turley)

    This should never, never end. (and won’t: low-class people are like that). Like they say about the new Woke movies, “Well this movie isn’t FOR you.” Okay, you win: I won’t go and won’t buy it then, thanks. I’ll buy movies, beers, razors, from people who don’t hate me and want me to die.

    “• Do You Dare Even Look? – Forecast 2024 (Kunstler)

    He’s always terribly, terribly wrong but that doesn’t make it not worthwhile. “Forecasting is hard, especially about the future.” His flaw is all along, everywhere. People are “Just about to notice” everyone has been medically murdered, and “just about to take up arms” about it. Nope. THEY ARE VERY, VERY NOT. I used to think so too, but then 20 years went by. Get off your dinosaur and look around.

    #149426
    zerosum
    Participant

    Highlights
    “Depopulation and de-industrialization”

    ‘war to the last Ukrainian..”

    UK keeps sending ammunition to keep Ukraine fighting/dying.
    USA is findings “work around” to keep sending money to finance their death.
    Canada keeps strutting, embarrassing, making promises and lying.

    Israel/USA keeps killing Palestinians In Gaza, in W. Bank, Everywhere

    • Russia Warns West On ‘Boomerang Effect’ Of Confiscating Assets (RT)

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    just a game of pretend
    It’s absurd to imagine that “Joe Biden” can actually run.

    The USA has no appetite left for war, and probably little ability to prosecute one.

    As a last gasp, the Party of Chaos may attempt to insert Hillary Clinton back into the picture.

    If the blob manages to remove Mr. Trump Kagan-style, and the traitorous Republicans run their donor’s favorite, Nikki Haley, I’d look to Bobby Kennedy winning that three-way race.
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    Do You Dare Even Look? — Forecast 2024

    “It’s not all going to fall apart at once.

    2024 is the year that Americans who are still capable of paying attention realize we’re steaming into true post-modernity — not the skull-fogging inanities of the art world, but rather the end of the precious comforts and conveniences of daily life: abundant food, central heating, hot water, lights and appliances on-command, happy motoring (and the suburban matrix it built), yellow school bus fleets, airplane travel, theme parks, blue-light-special shopping, and everything else.
    … which is being aggravated greatly by the flat-out incompetence of people employed at everything, anywhere. Surely, you’ve noticed.


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    #149427
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Antony Blinken Tied To Jeffrey Epstein: Went To School Where He Taught, Family Connected To Epstein’s Mistress.

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s stepfather was a close confidant and lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert Maxwell.

    Hahahaahahaahaha!

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    Duh’merica, we can rub your collective duh’noses in dog piddle and you’ll never connect the dots.

    Blinken probably sacrifices trafficked children from Mexico in his cellar and drinks their blood and Adrenochrome but no one will lay a glove on him.

    “Samuel Pisar, the stepfather of Biden regime Secretary of State Antony Blinken, was a close confidant and lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert Maxwell. Blinken’s stepfather was reportedly the last person to speak to Maxwell before he mysteriously fell to his death off the Lady Ghislaine while cruising near Spain’s Canary Islands in 1991.

    (Hahahahaahaaha! Enough breadcrumbs to choke a chicken!)

    Most Americans may know Secretary of State Antony Blinken for his major role in the devastating Biden administration Afghanistan Disaster, or perhaps for his warmongering while working for the Bush and Obama administrations. However, many may not know that he has connections to the convicted pedophile, ritualistic sex predator, and international elite human trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who was identified as a Mossad agent who blackmailed world leaders with underage sex traps by former high-ranking Israeli intelligence officials.”

    #149428
    zerosum
    Participant

    Extra
    Anyway, that was then.
    What’s now is that we’re faced with an enormous vaccinated population whose immune systems, brains, hearts, and other organs have been badly compromised by the mRNA shots. There is every reason to believe that they will meet with great distress and suffering going forward, that many will die and more will be left injured and disabled. The latter condition already seems to be manifesting in the otherwise mysteriously reduced American work-force. The US government will not report on vaccine deaths and injuries honestly, and neither will the private medical authorities, who may be liable for criminal charges related to the money they were paid for people who died “with Covid” in hospitals under their negligent care. The major newspapers and cable channels have every incentive to ignore the coming wave of vaccine deaths and injuries — it would turn off their pharma advertisers. Nor do the many millions of vaccinated Americans themselves want to hear about all the mayhem those shots are causing in their bodies. But despite all that, word will spread that something terrible is happening, just as word spread through Europe about the Black Death in the 1340s, when there were no newspapers, cable channels, or internet.

    Expect exponential damage ahead, increased morbidity and mortality. The vaccinated will be in desperate need of antivirals such as ivermectin, so the authorities will have to come clean and make them available.
    A correspondent who follows Covid closely writes: “. . .the throngs of very sick people will not be able to be hidden nor dismissed as some other problem. Things will happen dramatically, suddenly and rapidly. This will be measured in days and weeks not months and years.”
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    #149429
    Oroboros
    Participant

    More bread crumbs to feed the hens.

    I need the eggs…..

    “Did the Epstein-flying, Gayle Smith, provide funding to Metabiota, Ecohealth & friends, while she was USAID administrator? Did she reward her GAVI friends with $4bill COVAX?

    Was that why the step son of Robert Maxwell’s right hand man, Antony Blinken, appointed her?

    What are the odds that Larry Summers went from World Bank (where he wrote about global disease)…

    to Clinton Treasury Secretary…

    to giving Epstein an office at Harvard & letting him run their Program for Evolutionary Dynamics?

    …while he was also on the Board of Gayle Smith’s “One Program”?

    What kind of cleanup duty was Epstein-Harvard collaborator, Eric Lander, doing while Biden’s Chief Science Advisor? Or Director of OSTP?

    Did Epstein scientist, WEF YGL Melanie Walker, coordinate Gates Foundation, World Bank, One Health, GAVI, Jim Kim’s “Partners in Health”….

    while she was working for the Obama appointed World Bank president, Jim Kim?

    Did the Epstein-flying, Ira Magaziner (CEO of CHAI), arrange a joint partnership between WHO & the Clinton Health Access Initiative, while he was on an Epstein trip?

    Was Jim Kim the guy that signed it on WHO’s behalf?

    Is Chelsea Clinton on the board of Partners In Health?

    What arrangements did Epstein, Clinton, and Gayle Smith make in Beijing?

    Did they partner with Biomerieux, where Moderna CEO was groomed?

    Hillary Clinton, Gayle Smith, Antony Blinken….

    how do we have 1 degree of separation between these State Department actors & Epstein/Maxwells?

    Why was there a State Department aircraft on Epstein’s Zorro Ranch?

    How did Epstein rent a building from the State Department?

    Why did Epstein aspire to create a global DNA tracking database within Southern Trust?

    While having relationships with key global health, world bank, WHO, vaccine people?

    Why was Epstein’s other scientist, WEF YGL Boris Nikolic, named in Epstein’s will…

    also developing Gates-funded vaccine technology, and presenting it to JPMorgan, in 2019…

    under the company “Particles for Humanity”?

    Was it just coincidence Nelanie Walker introduced Boris, to Bill Gates?

    Why was JPMorgan hiding all these Epstein relationships?”

    To Infinity and Beyond……..!!!

    Hahahahahahahaha

    They’re all fucking each other on a regular basis….

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    #149430
    Oroboros
    Participant

    It’s always refreshing to hear a working class guy tell you the unvarnished Truth, about anything but especially about Weapons Systems he has personal experience with.

    Hahahahaahaha

    Go man go!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/L4tGLeXoKcO7/

    #149431
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Russian soldier explains the significance of Leopard and Patriot systems in the war

    #149432
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/russia-largest-missile-strike-pressure-ukraine
    Pushing Ukraine Past Breaking Point: How the Largest Missile Strike in Russian History Just Unfolded Over 18 Hours
    Military Watch Magazine Editorial Staff
    December-29th-2023

    Read the details …….

    #149433
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Nazilensky, the Jewish Comedian Supreme Ruler of Democratic UkroNaziland

    Young Ukrainian woman gives update on crazy new mobilization restrictions

    Can’t leave the country

    Can’t drive a car without a military ID

    Can’t sell real estate without a military ID

    Can’t withdraw any of your funds from a bank without a military ID

    And on and on and on

    Let Ukronazi ‘democracy’ bloom like a thousand farts in the wind…

    #149434
    John Day
    Participant

    I mostly agree with Celticbiker that Kunstler deftly danced around the Israeli genocide, but if one reads his whole long tome, he did mention and basically condone it as a natural-consequence of October 7th attack, which he takes at face-value.
    I am , therefore more critical of tribal-Jim-Kunstler than Celticbiker is today.

    #149435
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/12/30/russia-says-two-children-killed-in-ukrainian-strike-on-belgorod
    Russia says 14 people killed in Ukrainian attack on Belgorod
    Moscow says it shot down 32 Ukrainian drones, a day after Russia launched one of the deadliest attacks in the Ukraine war.

    Belgorod, Russia
    A damaged house following a Ukrainian attack in the settlement of Urazovo in the Belgorod region, Russia, on December 30, 2023 [Governor of Russia’s Belgorod Region via Telegram/Handout via Reuters]
    Published On 30 Dec 2023
    30 Dec 2023
    At least 14 people, including two children, have been killed and 108 injured following a Ukrainian attack on the centre of the Russian provincial capital of Belgorod, the Russian Emergencies Ministry has said.

    Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Saturday that the attack on Belgorod, about 30km (19 miles) from the border with Ukraine, had hit a residential area. In a Telegram post, he urged all residents to move to air raid shelters as sirens sounded.

    #149436
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    Gruesome Newsom

    #149437
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Sheeple IQ Snap Quiz

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    #149438
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    IQ Test

    Somebody handed off a snapshot of their living room and tasked an AI (like chatGPT) to turn it into a schmaltzy Christmas card. Ya get what ya pay for.

    #149439
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Palestine is the only issue on the ballot, really, because there is just one and only one core issue that matters at all in the allegedly upcoming national election in the United States.

    Can you guess what it is?

    It’s ZIONISM.

    Say, what?

    Yeah. Zionism, and I’ll tell you why.

    It is a rare day indeed when political campaign “issues” come anywhere close to real importance, but this is one of those rare days. This time (Nov 2024, if any of us live that long) we all get to see where the candidates stand on THE issue. The one and only TRUE issue, at stake in all elections really, and that issue is : “How does the candidate actually see and feel about the people that he/she is seeking to represent? Do they see them as people to be honestly served and represented, or do they seem them as suckers and sheep to be fleeced and/or slaughtered? Does the candidate put the constituent on a higher (or at least even) footing with themselves in matters of benefit and service? Yes or no is the only answer you need to know.

    So, what does that have to with Zionism and the 2024 US National Election?

    Well that issue tells you where candidates stand on the REAL issue, the issue of how they actually see YOU, relative to who is supposed to be slave to whom.

    In regard to Zionism, basically, the question is simply whether (or not) Zionist Israel should be supported in its ongoing claim to absolute and exclusive self-proclaimed ownership of the lands once known as Palestine. That is all that is meant by the catchphrase “Israel’s right of self defense.” It means the right to use whatever force that it deems useful or necessary to take and keep the land which it has been intent upon stealing since the concept of Zionism was invented more than two thousand years ago.

    It’s a simple simple issue, really. The question is, should they be allowed the permission to use all means, carte blanche, fair or foul, to take and hold that land from those who live there.

    When I look at the roster of wannabe American Presidential hopefuls on both sides of the aisle I see ZERO anti-Zionist candidates. None. Even the controlled opposition “acknowledges” Israel’s “right” to “defend itself”. (Damn! I almost ran out of ironic quotation marks on that one sentence.)

    That makes my job as a voter pretty simple. Fuck ALL of the candidates and the Zionist paid for pony that they rode in on. No other issue matters as much as that one, because THAT issue is the one that says that the candidate in question supports the notion that in order to obtain something that they want it is okay to use UNLIMITED force and crime to obtain it, irrespective of the rights of the people that the wanted thing is being taken from.

    This core issue goes far far far beyond the picayune minor details such as which religion or regime they ascribe to, or political party, or financial strata. I do not give a flying finger about whether or not some guy is a Jew or a MAGA, a beggar or billionaire. What I care about is what do they think about THEIR rights relative to MY rights. If they believe that they have more rights than I do then me and them are going to have a problem. Zionism itself isn’t the key problem, but it sure does accurately EXPOSE the key problem, for all to plainly see. When some cretin tries to tell me that it’s okay to murder a child in order to build a bigger synagogue or fancier beachfront condominiums in Gaza, then he’s telling me all that I really need to know about him. He’s a cretin, no matter how well he speaks, how brightly he smiles, how many sacred idols he kisses to signal his virtue.

    Does a government, as itself, have the right to acquire by unrestricted means, whatever it chooses to want, without the consent of of those which it purports to govern?

    Don’t equivocate. Just take a stand on one side or the other. Does government have that right or does it not? If you say it does not then we are friends. If you think it does then we are enemies. Simple as that.

    If a candidate feels that way about far away Palestinians (who only want to be left alone to eke out an existence on their own little patch of sand), then just imagine how that candidate feels toward the people of America who want stuff for themselves right here in America that the candidate proactively wants to take away from them.

    In other words, every one of those candidates wants your stuff (your money, your loyalty, your support, your vote, etc.) and they want it badly enough to seek the Presidency to get it. And yet every one of those candidates publicly supports the Zionist belief that when a government wants something then THERE ARE NO HOLDS BARRED in what is permissible for them to do to get it.

    I don’t have any trouble understanding what they are saying. They are unambiguously saying, on the record, that they ascribe to and fully support criminal psychopathy as an acceptable standard of governance. I firmly believe that we should believe them when they tell us that.

    The choice between candidate, therefore, is between one totally unacceptable evil and some other totally unacceptable evil.

    I vote life in prison for all of them, for complicity in multiple crimes against humanity, including treasonous dereliction of duty in protecting the human rights of their constituents. The current crop of candidates serve a master who does not have your best interests at heart. They are ALL utterly unacceptable, because they ALL believe that it is acceptable to be a Zionist under any banner or no banner at all.

    Which leaves us with a bit of a quandary, election-wise, doesn’t it?

    Yes, indeed it do.

    I’ll just let that sit there and bother you for a while.

    #149440
    zerosum
    Participant

    What goes up must come down.
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2023/12/ukraine-sitrep-strikes-on-ukrainian-weapon-production-air-defense-lacking.html#comments

    Ukraine SitRep: Strikes On Ukrainian Weapon Production – Air Defense Lacking
    Yesterday Russia has send swarms of missiles to strike Ukraine:

    Elsewhere on Telegram it was mentioned that Ukraine consumed 1600 interceptor missiles in their defense against the Russian barrage.

    #149441
    zerosum
    Participant

    …. and nobody came.
    Peace could be coming.

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/10/03/army-unveils-new-career-track-recruiters-major-overhaul-aimed-bringing-more-soldiers.html#:~:text=It%20just%20reported%20coming%20up,of%2060%2C000%20soldiers%20by%2015%2C000.&text=%22It%20was%20evident%20we%20were,more%20transformative%20changes.%20…

    just reported coming up 10,000 soldiers short of its goal of bringing in 65,000 new troops over the past fiscal year, which ended on Sunday. Last year, it missed a goal of 60,000 soldiers by 15,000.

    #149442
    jb-hb
    Participant

    With the billions – trillions I suppose – spent on Israel, which it then spends on military and espionage activities because of its methods…

    Could they not have worked on culturally absorbing the Palestinians?

    The French were shocked at Alsace-Lorraine when they took it over after WW1. Unlike adjacent French territories, it had excellent, cutting edge amenities and infrastructure. Because the Germans had intended to make these areas German and felt that lavishing them with all sorts of things was a good way to say “See how good you guys have it as Germans?”

    If they’d spent their trillions on upgrading Gaza in every way, creating industries and trades, jobs, an airports, ports, schools, museums, art galleries, and so on. Worked non-coercively on conversion to Judiasm or at least advance the Coexist concept and how we’re all People of the Book.

    Gaza and the West Bank would be Israeli by now, filled with millions of loyal Israeli citizens.

    OR… neighboring countries have their price. You fork out those trillions to Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and in exchange they absorb all the people you don’t want. Rain cash from the skies on the Palestinians – cash payouts, free home in another country, help with all the paperwork. On a massive, not miserly scale. Like, astonishingly generous. They HAD the money for it, for many decades.

    If they’d done THAT, they’d have an empty Gaza right now. But they couldn’t bring themselves to do that either. They STILL can’t bear offering Egypt enough money to open their doors at this very second.

    #149443
    zerosum
    Participant

    No need to kill any more civilians.
    No need to flood the tunnels.

    The IDF reported to have found over 65 million digital files and half a million physical documents inside Gaza, which contained useful intelligence aiding in the battle against Hamas, and especially in locating the tunnels. In one case, a map was found in Beit Hanoun, in the home of a Hamas commander, and the legend to the map was found in the home of a different Hamas terrorist. The map led IDF forces to many tunnel shafts, which they then cleared and destroyed. Other such maps and intelligence materials led to the hiding spots of significant ammunition and explosives.

    #149444
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @jb-hb

    Your observation makes perfect sense to you, and to me, and to anyone else who is relatively sane, but it makes no sense at all to the professional Thieve and Zionist financiers whose basic values are “inverted”. They think first and foremost of what they feel they must take, instead of what they should give. They’ve got it backwards, and they’ve got it bad.

    #149445
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    This is something bouncing around in my head today, thought it fits with recent talk about ‘send money to Israel through chip fab ruse.’ It also is loosely tied with my view that Intel is going down a la IBM, DEC, etc.

    What if you wanted to counterfeit some chips, and they were ‘market-current’ in that they were the latest or a recent gen of chips generally available. John Q Bert could order one from NewEgg for US$80, for example. These chips need to be a good forgery, presenting to the motherboard and its firmware so that they are accepted and will actually run when called upon to do so. It’s difficult because all the timings of various subsystems have to be within spec, so you have to have a very good copy of the chip.

    You have a company or an industry under surveillance. You need to do a supply chain attack and give them some compromised CPUs that will do your bidding in the wild. Let’s say Amazon is doing a build-out and needs 10k+ Intel Xeon processors. Who would be a better source of fake, performant Xeon processors than Intel? Just not built in Taiwan, but in Israel. Intel already has fabs there, as does AMD. Likely the other companies (Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, etc) are there, too, or have been approached.

    It saves cost and risk if you can contract with a company to fake it’s own product, eh?

    #149446
    tboc
    Participant

    it would be pleasant to find something positive to say about Tucker Carlson, though Kuntsler has single handedly removed that possibility for himself
    it seems quite a few really hope the status quo will be maintained
    i guess that might be understood in one who has devoted their entire life to that end

    Have you noticed all of the voices crying civil war have no intention or capacity to fight, yet are prepared to spend another’s life to protect their status? I notice and keep an account. I suspect there will be no picnics on a hill for those above the fray in the coming dissatisfaction.

    Justice delayed is justice denied.
    Sykes Picot is dead and not a moment too soon.

    #149447
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @thomasjkenney

    It saves cost and risk if you can contract with a company to fake it’s own product, eh?

    Wow. That’s criminal genius. Moriarty with IT and Finance degrees. Sure am glad you’re on our side.

    #149448
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Your observation makes perfect sense to you, and to me, and to anyone else who is relatively sane, but it makes no sense at all to the professional Thieve and Zionist financiers whose basic values are “inverted”.

    Therefore the most destitute creatures on earth. Incapable of owning anything.

    #149449
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant
    #149450
    citizenx
    Participant

    Israelis and Jews are just So. Different. from us here good ‘Mericans.

    I guess you missed the part where Jews have completely taken over the US govt eh?

    Jew majority in Biden (the Zionist) cabinet? Jews controlling the Federal Reserve? AIPAC ring a bell?

    Zelensky the Ukro Jew leading a genocide ? Bibi the Jew leading the other genocide ? The Jew controlled US Govt leading the charge on genocidal wars funded by the Jew Federal Reserve ?

    Oy Vey- says Dr D- Jews are just innocent victims right pig fucker ?

    In which they talk about killing every Jew worldwide, at birth, as shown in their cartoon shows for children.

    Cartoons you say ? What about the Jews that are literally murdering children daily ? Are the Jews murdering children because of a cartoon or did they start that decades ago when they lied, cheated and stole the kids land ?

    Please enlighten us with more of your hypocrisy, lies and obfuscations resident Jew apologist Dr Jew D.

    The choice between candidate, therefore, is between one totally unacceptable evil and some other totally unacceptable evil.

    Sure looks like the Jews have all the candidates by the balls doesn’t it ?

    Why is that Dr JewD ? Clearly it has nothing to do with Jews right?
    America just woke up one day to offer their balls on a platter for Jews to squeeze- is that what happened? Nothing to do with Jews infiltrating to control and murder right ?

    #149451
    Oroboros
    Participant

    A criminal and driver either trying to break in or intimidate a shop keeper, like low rent hoodlums, tries to light an explosive device at the doorway.

    Does take right away, but then it does.

    I wonder what brand of shoes he was wearing?

    Nike, the Goddess of Victory?

    #149452
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Well well, the Jew SBF gets let off by his fellow Jews in the DoJ and Democratic party, next will be the Bribem pardon.

    #149453
    Dora
    Participant

    John Campbell and Angus Dalgleish.

    #149454

    DBS- and I thought: watch out, TJK, or 8200 will come knocking on your door.

    #149455
    V. Arnold
    Participant

    Dora

    John Campbell and Angus Dalgleish.

    Thank you for that wonderful video of Campbell & Dalgleish…
    Excellent!!

    #149456
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Illusions of discussion and dialogue.
    Illusions of Justice WRT Sam Bankman-Fried for other lesser criminals the government’s monomaniacal pursuit of The Same Justice knows no bound or remit…cases in point The January 6th protesters and President Trump.

    “Christ”-like forgiveness for Sam B. FRIED.not

    I prefer the balanced Christ who got impatient with the money changers in his father’s house

    #149457
    zerosum
    Participant

    Did you know/read about?
    Covid + and the Vaccines

    Since all immune systems have variations and weaknesses, A double whammy would be more effective at reducing the body’s abilities to heal and would increase the mortality over a shorter time frame.

    #149458
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Dr D said

    “Palestine delivers the greatest speech in modern history at the UN Security Council…”

    In which they talk about killing every Jew worldwide, at birth, as shown in their cartoon shows for children. Then we will have a perfect world in which everybody kills everybody else, at birth, forever. …And you wonder why some of us promote the forgiveness of Christ as a solution for 1,000 year feuds.

    But forgiveness is never the solution, it is a temporary fix. Forgiving someone enables you to continue to live side by side with that person for the foreseable future, until they do another bad deed and require further forgiveness. Christians love their forgiveness, it enables them to murder, rape and pillage then go back to their God, seek forgiveness, then go off and do the whole thing all over again. Imperialism could never have existed if Christian countries, such as GB, France, Spain etc had obeyed their religions laws; instead they raped, murdered, pillagesd, bringing their stolen goods to London museums to show off how good they are at raping, murdering and pillaging.

    Forgiveness has also not turned this world into a better place. Are we to forgive the Covid vaccine murderers? Let them off the hook by imprisoning a few minor players while letting the big boys of the hook completely? And how does forgiving them stop them from doing it again? How does it protect your family? How does it do anything other than be an excuse for cowardly surrender.

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