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What Happens In Texas Will Decide The Fate Of The Nation (Libby Emmons)
25 Republican Governors Back Texas In Standoff With Biden (RT)
China’s Defense Ministry: NATO is a ‘Walking War Machine’ Sowing Chaos (Sp.)
The Western World: RIP (Paul Craig Roberts)
Five Variables Defining Our Future (Pepe Escobar)
How Gaza Is Impacting The Great Power Standoff (Sweidan)
Netanyahu Cannot Survive 10 Minutes Without US Support – Iran FM (Cradle)
Gaza War’s Financial Reason Mainstream Media Won’t Cover – Ray McGovern (Sp.)
Iran ‘A Legitimate Target’ – Israel (RT)
Col. Macgregor Says at Least 400 Americans Died in Ukraine (Sp.)
‘Suicide Mission’: Ukrainian Troops Reveal Dire Situation on Battlefield (Sp.)
Why Did Ukraine Shoot Down An Aircraft Carrying Its Own Soldiers? (Poletaev)
West’s Anti-Russian Policy Now ‘At Its Peak’ – Peskov (TASS)
EU Not Prepared For Potential Armed Conflict With Russia – Politico (TASS)
Trump Advisor Navarro Sentenced To Four Months For Ignoring J6 Subpoena (ZH)
Adam Schiff A “Liar” Who Was “Censured” – Garvey (ZH)
RCMP Offering Police $75,000 Benefit To Change Genders (CS)

 

 

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“..Texas, and the nation, are just open to the wolves at the door who seek to destroy the border and America..”

What Happens In Texas Will Decide The Fate Of The Nation (Libby Emmons)

Texas has been doing the work the Biden administration refused to do: securing the US-Mexico border against invasion. They erected fencing only for Biden’s border minions to tear it down. They put buoy barriers in the river to stop people from crossing, but these, too, Biden’s border guards took down at his order. They even took the case to the Supreme Court to ask them to tell Texas to back off and let the illegal immigrants flood in. In a completely absurd ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Biden and said that federal officials may cut the wire barrier put up by Texas to protect their state and, in turn, the entire nation from invasion. It was a 5-4 ruling overturning a lower court ruling that Biden could, indeed, cut the razor wire. Conservative justices, including Amy Coney Barrett, ruled against the state in allowing the appeals court ruling to stand.

Texas is appealing, arguments will be heard February 7, there will be more lawfare between Texas and Biden, and for sure, the case is not closed. It’s possible that the Supreme Court is attempting to put power back in the hands of the legislatures, and not the courts or federal agencies, as they did with the Dobbs ruling, EPA v West Virginia, or as oral arguments indicated they may rule in the challenge to Chevron deference. But until then, Texas, and the nation, are just open to the wolves at the door who seek to destroy the border and America. Literally what the hell. After the Supreme Court vacated the injunction, saying only “The application to vacate injunction presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted,” Texas said no. By then, Texas National Guard had taken up a strong position at a major border crossing. They were keeping Biden’s border agents out and erecting more razor wire, which the White House said was “getting in the way,” which of course, for Texas, was the point.

Article IV, Section IV of the Constitution points out, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” “Shall protect against invasion.” Those are the wise words used. Yet for Joe Biden and his handlers, the words mean nothing. The Supreme Court has deferred to a pending decision by a lower court. All entities but Texas abandoned their sacred duty to uphold the laws of the US. The US border is open and available for trespass.

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That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary..”

25 Republican Governors Back Texas In Standoff With Biden (RT)

A large group of Republican governors has issued a joint statement voicing “solidarity” with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his stepped-up border protections, accusing the White House of leaving the country “completely vulnerable” amid an influx of illegal migrants. Published on Thursday, the open letter was signed by 25 GOP governors across the country, with Vermont Governor Phil Scott the sole Republican to leave his signature off the message. The state leaders were highly critical of President Joe Biden, who they said had “attacked and sued Texas for stepping up to protect American citizens from historic levels of illegal immigrants, deadly drugs like fentanyl, and terrorists entering our country.”

“We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the letter continued. “We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.” Abbott has been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with Biden’s Justice Department over Texas’ efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the US. The tensions were exacerbated by a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week which authorized federal Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire installed along the US-Mexico border by the Texas authorities. Abbott responded to the ruling by saying that Biden had “refused to enforce [immigration] laws and has even violated them.”

The Texas governor has likened the record-breaking migration numbers in recent years to an “invasion,” and invoked constitutional authorities for a state to defend itself against foreign incursions. “That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary. The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border,” Abbott previously argued. The standoff with federal agencies came to a head earlier this month when Texas used state National Guard troops to block federal Border Patrol agents from accessing a 2.5-mile stretch along the border with Mexico. Following that incident, the case was brought before the Supreme Court, which ultimately decided in favor of the federal government.

Last month, Border Patrol reported 300,000 encounters with illegal immigrants, representing an all-time high. While House Republicans have similarly accused Biden of facilitating an “invasion,” the Democratic majority has countered that blocking entry to asylum seekers would be “cruel” and “inhumane.” As part of a border crackdown dubbed ‘Operation Lone Star’, Abbott has sought to build barriers along the border and detained around 500,000 illegal immigrants. Texas has also bused over 97,000 migrants that the federal authorities had allowed into the country to Democrat-run jurisdictions of New York City, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

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“..wherever it appears, it brings disorder everywhere..”

China’s Defense Ministry: NATO is a ‘Walking War Machine’ Sowing Chaos (Sp.)

NATO is a walking war machine that brings chaos wherever it appears, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said at a briefing on Thursday. “We have drawn attention to inappropriate statements by the NATO Secretary General regarding China. As a regional military organization, NATO has launched and participated in wars since the very days of its inception,” Wu Qian said. He observed that over the past few years, the alliance has been steadily shifting its focus towards the Asia-Pacific region, employing the nonexistent “China threat” as a means to provoke bloc confrontation and endangering regional security “It should be said that NATO is a walking ‘war machine,’ and wherever it appears, it brings disorder everywhere,” he pointed out.

Wu Qian has called on NATO to cease their fabrication of lies and cease engaging in dangerous actions that disrupt the Asia-Pacific region, and to treat China, along with the Chinese armed forces and its development in an unbiased and rational manner. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized that the US-led military bloc remains “regional” in nature and will continue to be so. Stoltenberg also engaged in classic blame game, stating that the Western bloc allegedly does not regard China as an adversary and does not wish to expand into Asia. “This is not about NATO moving into Asia, but instead about the fact that China is coming close to us,” he claimed.

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“And the fool responsible for this policy is running for reelection as president with the media’s and America’s elites’ support.”

The Western World: RIP (Paul Craig Roberts)

I have come to the depressing conclusion that the white ethnicities that constituted the nations of Western Civilization have degenerated into such insouciance and stupidity that they have no possibility of survival. They sit mindlessly in front of TV absorbing their brainwashing and indoctrination. They can’t pay their rent, mortgage or car payments, but they pay endlessly for care of immigrant-invaders who are overwhelming their communities with material needs. In the US, North Carolina, once a Southern state, now an immigrant staging ground, has given over its high schools to serve as immigrant-invader “resettlement areas.” To Hell with the North Carolina taxpayers. Immigrant-invaders’ rights preempt those of North Carolina taxpayers, whose majority white population, according to the narrative, consists of white supremacist racists exploiters. North Carolina has also, at taxpayers’ expense, built a campus for a “head’s start” program for children of immigrant invaders. The program takes over a former school property for NC American citizens.

Wherever you look, you see the US welcoming at citizens taxpayer expense endless burdens from immigrant-invaders permitted to walk unheeded across the border into the Tower of Babel that the US has become. According to leaks, RINO Republican Senators are preparing an immigration bill that would force America to accept 1.8 million immigrant-invaders each year. Amazing to watch white people destroy their own country. No one in America can do anything about it. Instead of stopping the invasion and over-running of the country, the US government commits endless American resources to defending the aggressively expansive borders of Israel and Ukraine, while Washington dismantles the barrier put in place to defend America’s borders. And the fool responsible for this policy is running for reelection as president with the media’s and America’s elites’ support.

In what remains of European ethnic countries, the director of the EU’s “border protection agency, Frontex,” Hans Leitjens, said that “nothing can stop immigrants.” What he means is that the EU will not stop immigrant-invaders from bringing the Camp of the Saints to all of Europe and perhaps to Russia as well, considering the weakness demonstrated by a government that could be ruling the world. The dumbshit Hans Leitjens, obviously a proponent of Western annihilation, says that opposition to being overrun by immigrant-invaders constitutes “xenophobia and prejudice.” There you have it. If white ethnicities attempt to prevent their overthrow by invaders, they are xenophobic and racist. How did so many white ethnicities get converted to a point of view that doesn’t serve them? This is what white people have learned to expect from “their” governments. Don’t you think it is strange that the world’s white ethnicities are prepared to commit lives and endless resources to protect the borders of Israel and Ukraine, but nothing to protect their own borders? How can people this totally stupid continue to exist?

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“..the garden isn’t growing “because its philosophy is not industrialization. Its philosophy is to make monopoly rents, meaning rents that you make in your sleep without producing value..”

Five Variables Defining Our Future (Pepe Escobar)

Losers Don’t Dictate Terms

1.The stalemate: That’s the new, obsessive US narrative on Ukraine – on steroids. Confronted with the upcoming, cosmic NATO humiliation in the battlefield, the White House and the State Dept. had to – literally – improvise. Moscow though is unfazed. The Kremlin has set the terms a long time ago: total surrender, and no Ukraine as part of NATO. To “negotiate”, from the Russia point of view, is to accept these terms.And if the deciding powers in Washington opt for turbo-charging the weaponization of Kiev, or to unleash “the most heinous provocations in order to change the course of events”, as asserted this week by the head of the SVR, Sergey Naryshkin, fine. The road ahead will be bloody. In case the usual suspects sideline popular Zaluzhny and install Budanov as the head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the AFU will be under total control of the CIA – and not NATO generals, as it’s still the case.

This might prevent a military coup against the sweaty sweatshirt puppet in Kiev. Yet things will get much uglier. Ukraine will go Total Guerrilla, with only two objectives: to attack Russian civilians and civilian infrastructure. Moscow, of course, is fully aware of the dangers. Meanwhile, chatterbox overdrive in several latitudes suggest that NATO may even be getting ready for a partition of Ukraine. Whatever form that might take, losers do not dictate conditions: Russia does. As for EU politicos, predictably, they are in total panic, believing that after mopping up Ukraine, Russia will become even more of a “threat” to Europe. Nonsense. Not only Moscow couldn’t give a damn to what Europe “thinks”; the last thing Russia wants or needs is to annex Baltic or Eastern European hysteria. Moreover, even Jens Stoltenberg admitted “NATO sees no threat from Russia toward any of its territories.”

2.BRICS: Since the start of 2024, this is The Big Picture: the Russian presidency of BRICS+ – which translates as a particle accelerator towards multipolarity. The Russia-China strategic partnership will be increasing actual production, in several fields, while Europe plunges into depression, unleashed by the Perfect Storm of sanctions blowback against Russia and German de-industrialization. And it’s far from over, as Washington is also ordering Brussels to sanction China across the spectrum. As Prof. Michael Hudson frames it, we are right in the middle of “the whole split of the world and the turning towards China, Russia, Iran, BRICS”, united in “an attempt to reverse, undo, and roll back the whole colonial expansion that’s occurred over the last five centuries.” Or, as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defined at the UN Security Council this process of BRICS leaving Western bullies behind, the changing world order is like “a playground scuffle – which the West is losing.”

3.The Lone Emperor: The “stalemate” – actually losing a war – is directly linked to its compensation: the Empire squeezing and shrinking a vassalized Europe. But even as you exercise nearly total control over all these relatively wealthy vassals, you lose the Global South, for good: if not all their leaders, certainly the overwhelming majority of public opinion. The icing in the toxic cake is to support a genocide followed by the whole planet in real time. Bye bye, soft power.

4.De-dollarization: All across the Global South, they did the math: if the Empire and its EU vassals can just steal over $300 billion in Russian foreign reserves – from a top nuclear/military power – they can do it to anyone, and they will. The key reason Saudi Arabia, now a BRICS 10 member, is being so meek on the genocide in Gaza is because their hefty US dollar reserves are hostage to the Hegemon. And yet the caravan moving away from the US dollar will only keep growing in 2024: that will depend on crucial crossover deliberations inside the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and BRICS 10.

5.Garden and jungle: What Putin and Xi have essentially been telling the Global South – including the energy-rich Arab world – is quite simple. If you want improved trade and economic growth, who’re you gonna link to? So we’re back to the “garden and jungle” syndrome – first coined by imperial Britain orientalist Rudyard Kipling. Both the British concept of “white man’s burden” and the American concept of “Manifest Destiny” derive from the “garden and jungle” metaphor. NATOstan, and hardly all of it, is supposed to be the garden. The Global South is the jungle. Michael Hudson again: as it stands, the jungle is growing, but the garden isn’t growing “because its philosophy is not industrialization. Its philosophy is to make monopoly rents, meaning rents that you make in your sleep without producing value. You just have a privilege of a right to collect money on a monopoly technology that you have.” The difference now, compared to all those decades ago of an imperial free lunch, is “an immense shift of technological advance”, away from North America and the US, to China, Russia and selected nodes across Asia.

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“..more than eight further countries reportedly joined the coalition, but demanded anonymity, given the potential political fallout from associating with Washington and Tel Aviv.”

How Gaza Is Impacting The Great Power Standoff (Sweidan)

In response to Yemen’s Ansarallah-aligned armed forces’ Red Sea blockade of Israeli-linked vessels, the US Department of Defense announced the formation of “Operation Guardian of Prosperity … to uphold the foundational principle of freedom of navigation” in those waters, initially consisting of a coalition of ten countries, most of them insignificant partners. The coalition proved shaky from the get-go, with only the US and Britain actively involved in military strikes on Yemen. The reluctance of key European countries France, Spain, and Italy to join the naval alliance indicated a growing skepticism among the US’s traditional partners — both western and West Asian — about Washington’s commitment and capability to defend its allies in any impactful way. Interestingly, more than eight further countries reportedly joined the coalition, but demanded anonymity, given the potential political fallout from associating with Washington and Tel Aviv.

Crucially, the Pentagon’s stated purpose of securing navigation in the Red Sea does not align with the actual threat presented, revealing ulterior motives behind US actions. The Yemenis have repeatedly confirmed that they only intend to inhibit the passage of Israeli-owned or destined vessels — and that all other ships are free to pass. In short, the US/UK-led coalition is acting as a naval arm for Israeli military forces, seeking specifically to ensure unimpeded access for ships heading to Israeli ports via the Bab al-Mandab Strait. That’s not a position many other states will get behind if they want to maintain freedom of transport for their own shipping vessels. Ultimately, the American show of force in these waterways seeks to consolidate US naval dominance, which war-torn Yemen, West Asia’s poorest country, has contested. As outlined in the National Security Strategy for 2022:

“The US “will not allow foreign or regional powers to jeopardize freedom of navigation through the Middle East’s (West Asia) waterways, including the Strait of Hormuz and the Bab al Mandab, nor tolerate efforts by any country to dominate another — or the region — through military buildups, incursions, or threats.” According to media reports following massive US airstrikes against Iraqi targets on 23 January, Iraqi resistance factions will now also follow Yemen’s suit by implementing a blockade of Israeli ports in the Mediterranean Sea. Current events are spiraling out of Washington’s control as onlookers increasingly question the utility and competence of US naval leadership in the world’s important waterways. Equally, there is recognition that other formidable forces and states have emerged, challenging US control over key global straits. In the words of British politician and writer Walter Raleigh, “Who rules the seas rules the world.” Under Sanaa’s watch, the US no longer can claim rule over the Red Sea or even its adjacent waterways.

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“So the key to solving the problem is in Washington before it is in Tel Aviv..”

Netanyahu Cannot Survive 10 Minutes Without US Support – Iran FM (Cradle)

During an interview with ABC News on 23 January, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian asserted that the key to ending Israel’s genocide campaign in Gaza and averting a wider regional conflict lies in the hands of US authorities. “If the US today stops its backing — logistical and weapons, political and media support — of the genocidal war launched by Israel, then I can assure you that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu will not survive for 10 minutes,” Iran’s top diplomat told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz during. “So the key to solving the problem is in Washington before it is in Tel Aviv,” he said from New York on the sidelines of the UN Security Council meeting on West Asia. “The scope of the war has become wider. This means that the danger of having a wider war in the region has gone up,” Amir-Abdollahian added, blaming the US and Israel for escalating tensions across the region.

“Nobody is going to benefit from any war. We believe that the solution is never war,” the Iranian official stressed. When pressed by Raddatz about Iranian support for Yemen’s Ansarallah resistance movement, Amir-Abdollahian rejected the accusations, calling them “a TV show.” He later confirmed Iran’s full support for Hamas, saying the group is “a Palestinian liberation group that is standing against occupation.” “Of course, we never approved the killing of women and children, civilians anywhere in the world. We never support it,” he added when asked about the civilian casualties during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on 7 October. During his visit to New York, Amir-Abdollahian met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss several topics, including ways to send humanitarian aid to the north and south of Gaza.

He also held talks with his French and Malaysian counterparts. “Today was an opportunity to talk and consult with some foreign ministers. The meeting and discussion with the foreign ministers of France and Malaysia both included positive, forward-looking, and constructive discussions, especially in bilateral areas”, Amir-Abdollahian noted. The Iranian foreign minister held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov as well, as the two reportedly agreed on the need for a swift ceasefire in Gaza and conditions for providing humanitarian assistance to civilians. “General concern was expressed about the tense situation in the Red Sea, which has sharply degraded,” a statement released by the Kremlin said.

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“..Israel has overriding interest in protecting its ‘rights’ to the territorial waters of Gaza, where there are rich gas fields offshore. Israel claims sole ownership of those territorial waters.”

Gaza War’s Financial Reason Mainstream Media Won’t Cover – Ray McGovern (Sp.)

Israel sees “a real economic interest” in Gaza, and that explains why no matter the extent of global outrage, Tel Aviv’s military campaign in the beleaguered enclave rages on, Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, told Sputnik. “The Israelis see a real economic interest in dominating Gaza. And that’s why, of course, [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has made it very clear: no, they have no intention of leaving Gaza. It’s going to be part of Israel unless they are faced down by people who think it important to defend the Palestinians, and will act to end that genocide that’s going on right now, and that our government, the United States, is not only enabling, but providing arms for and other political support,” McGovern said.

In late December, the Biden administration bypassed Congress and approved more weapons and munitions for Israel. The package was pushed through via an emergency determination and covered a sale worth $147.5 million, all the while amid Washington’s rhetorical calls for an end to civilian deaths. “On the economic side, which is all-important, of course, Israel has overriding interest in protecting its ‘rights’ to the territorial waters of Gaza, where there are rich gas fields offshore. Israel claims sole ownership of those territorial waters. And, there’s this design for an East Med pipeline which would permit Israel to export to Italy and elsewhere in the European Union the natural gas it has seized by military force from the Palestinians in Gaza. And that’s something that you really don’t see in the in the mainstream press here, do you?” the pundit queried.

“So genocide is genocide, and unless that stopped, Israel will not only profit from ‘additional security’ for a while, but will also profit from having a better ‘claim’ or a semi- or a quasi-legal claim to the waters off Gaza, which, as people know, are very rich in gas deposits,” McGovern stressed. [..] Looking ahead, McGovern suggested that “a lot will depend on the outcome of the genocide in Gaza, whether that’s allowed to continue or whether we [the United States] will finally say […] ‘No more arms until you stop the murder in Gaza.'”

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Iran ‘A Legitimate Target’ – Israel (RT)

Iran is now a “legitimate target” for Israeli attacks, Economy Minister Nir Barkat has told The Telegraph, raising fears of an armed conflict with Tehran. He also claimed that the war in Gaza is not being fought with enough aggression by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Iran is a legitimate target for Israel,” said Barkat. “They will not get away with it. The head of the snake is Tehran. “My recommendation is to adopt the strategy that President Kennedy used in the Cuban Missile Crisis. What he basically said then was, ‘A missile from Cuba will be answered with a missile to Moscow,’” the minister added, referring to the 1962 standoff between the US and the USSR.

Barkat’s rhetoric echoed a recent statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who blamed Iran for standing behind the militant groups in Gaza. He claimed that Israel was already carrying out direct attacks on Iran. “Iran is the head of the octopus and you see its tentacles all around from the Houthis to Hezbollah to Hamas,” said the prime minister. Israel claims that Iran was involved in plotting the October 7 attacks, when around 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage in the surprise Hamas raid near Gaza. Israel retaliated by launching an aerial bombardment and ground operation against the Palestinian enclave, which has resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 people, according to local health officials. Iran has denied having any role in the Hamas assault on Israel, with Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani saying such accusations were “based on political reasons.”

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“..the Biden administration “won’t say this and it won’t be published by the media.”

Col. Macgregor Says at Least 400 Americans Died in Ukraine (Sp.)

Former Pentagon Adviser Col. Douglas Macgregor said Wednesday that at least 400 Americans have died in Ukraine and accused authorities of the United States of concealing this information. “Our friend [US Senator] Lindsey Graham said we should be so grateful no Americans have died in Ukraine. This is a Lie. We know that at least 400 Americans have died whether they are contractors or in uniform,” Macgregor said on X without saying where the number came from. Macgregor added that the Biden administration “won’t say this and it won’t be published by the media.” The former Pentagon official also believes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “will end up in one of his mansions in Cyprus or Italy or possibly end up in Florida” when the Ukraine conflict is over, adding that “this whole thing is a scam and the Ukrainians have been exploited by the United States.”

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“We no longer have ammunition. We are allowed to fire only three shells a day..”

‘Suicide Mission’: Ukrainian Troops Reveal Dire Situation on Battlefield (Sp.)

Futile attempts to attack positions of Russia’s military have been likened to suicide missions by a Ukrainian soldier in an interview with Le Figaro. With Russia’s military continuing its probing offensive in the Kupyansk area in the Kharkov region, Ukraine’s troops have less and less ammunition to withstand the onslaught. It is like suicide, a senior sergeant of Ukraine’s Armed Forces by the name of Mikhail told a journalist from the French outlet. The Ukrainian Armed Forces, which have sustained tremendous casualties and hardware losses since the failed summer counteroffensive, have “nothing to fight back with,” according to the publication, and are forced to hide and run away as “Russian shells hit positions under 500 meters away from them.” “We no longer have ammunition. We are allowed to fire only three shells a day,” the Ukrainian soldier told a French journalist.

He claimed that while “rationed,” the shells might suffice to hold positions, but any attempts at attacking the Russian military are out of the question. The Ukrainian Armed Forces simply do not have the resources, he said.“If we want to go on the offensive in the spring, we will require more people, ammunition, F-16 fighters and SCALP cruise missiles. Going into an attack without air support is suicide,” the serviceman was quoted as saying. Another interviewed Ukrainian soldier, Senior Sergeant Sergey, added:“We’re running low on ammunition, but we’re holding out for now. We have at our disposal only 40% of the number of shells that we need. If the Russians launch a serious offensive here, we won’t last long.”The Ukrainian soldiers showed no enthusiasm about the prospective outcome of the battlefront clashes.“If we are asked to attack, we will attack. But it would be suicide. We don’t have enough people or ammunition,” the French outlet quotes the Ukrainian troops as saying, adding that they are “suffering colossal losses in manpower.”

Last year, in mid-December, the same expression, “suicide mission,” was used by Ukrainian Marines when describing an attempt to cross the Dnepr River, as quoted by The New York Times. Recently, Celeste Wallander, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said that the Pentagon is aware of the Ukrainian military’s concerns that they “do not have the stocks and the stores of ammunition that they require.” Referencing the stalemate in Congress regarding further aid for Kiev, Wallander added: “Without funding, we would not be able to match the pace that we have provided Ukraine with since the start of this conflict.”

Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder also acknowledged that the US Defense Department had put on “pause” sending additional weapons to Ukraine from its inventories “given the implications for our own military readiness.” “This of course prevents us from meeting the most urgent battlefield needs, to include things like artillery rounds,” Ryder said on January 23. In the wake of the botched Ukrainian counteroffensive, the Russian Armed Forces have been routinely knocking out Kiev’s NATO-grade weaponry, shredding the myth of the superiority of Western equipment to its Russian-made counterparts. Amid waning interest in aiding the corrupt regime of Volodymyr Zelensky, its Western allies have been disposing of outdated and ill-conditioned weapons by sending them to the Ukrainian military. Thus, after dozens of much-lauded Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBT) were decimated by Russia, due to its limitations, the West began dispatching “upgraded” Soviet-era T-72s to Kiev.

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“..Immediately afterwards, statements about the involvement of Kiev’s forces began to disappear from the Ukrainian internet..”

Why Did Ukraine Shoot Down An Aircraft Carrying Its Own Soldiers? (Poletaev)

On Wednesday, an Il-76 transport plane was downed in Russian airspace. It was reportedly carrying 65 Ukrainian POWs scheduled for a prisoner swap, escorted by three Russian military guards, as well as six crew members. All on board were killed. It seems the aircraft was destroyed by missiles launched from a US-supplied Patriot system. The incident prompts a critical question: What were the Ukrainian soldiers doing so far from their homeland that air transportation was necessary? The answer is simple: The POWs were initially held in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, but then came a Ukrainian HIMARS attack on a prisoner camp in Olenovka near Volnovakha on July 29, 2022, killing 53 people. This seems to have been the reason for the transfer, aiming to distance the POWs from high-tech precision weapons systems provided to Kiev by NATO. Today, we can say with absolute certainty that this did not help. Ukraine has once again shown the world just how dangerous it can be for its own citizens.

What happened? Around noon on Wednesday, Moscow time (9am GMT), footage spread online depicting the crash on snow-covered fields. A distinctive church seen on video meant the location was soon identified as being near the village of Yablonovo, Korochansky District, in Belgorod Region. Almost immediately, Ukrainian Telegram channels, both anonymous and verified (such as Unian and Ukrainskaya Pravda), were inundated with posts citing sources close to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). These posts claimed that a) the plane was purportedly carrying missiles for Russia’s S-300 systems intended for use in attacks on Kharkov, and b) the downing was attributed to the Kiev’s actions. A short time later, the Russian Defense Ministry officially announced that 65 captured Ukrainian soldiers who were being transported to Belgorod for a prisoner exchange were on board the plane, along with six crew members and three guards.

Immediately afterwards, statements about the involvement of Kiev’s forces began to disappear from the Ukrainian internet, as well as any mention of the alleged cargo (missiles for the S-300 system). At 3pm Moscow time, the Russian Defense Ministry made an official announcement, stating that two Ukrainian missiles had been launched from the Liptsy suburb of Kharkov. The point of impact was approximately 100km away, a range well within the coverage of the AFU’s Patriot missiles of all modifications, including PAC-2 GEM-T and PAC-3 MSE. Concurrently, lists featuring the names of Ukrainian servicemen surfaced, which can be verified through the meticulous maintenance of Ukrainian POW databases by dedicated enthusiasts.

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“Countries that are permeated with Russophobic tendencies are dragging more and more military facilities, military equipment belonging to the alliance into their territory. This is, of course, a danger..”

West’s Anti-Russian Policy Now ‘At Its Peak’ – Peskov (TASS)

The West is going all out against Russia, as evidenced by the current holding of the largest-ever NATO exercise, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. “The strategy of deterring our country, of putting pressure on it, has not gone anywhere. Sometimes it escalates, sometimes it subsides. Now it is probably at its peak. Such exercises are the best proof of this,” he said on Channel One. Peskov pointed out that the West holds a very clear anti-Russian position, which is determined by NATO, while the alliance’s rhetoric “is determined across the ocean, in Washington.” The Kremlin spokesman was asked about the West’s policy in the context of today’s visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Kaliningrad Region.

Commenting on the situation in the region, Peskov noted that “Kaliningrad is an integral part of Russia,” and it is important for the authorities to keep the entire region’s life support system in a workable condition. “There are certainly dangers present, merely in strategic terms. You see what militaristic moods prevail now in Europe, in the neighboring Baltics and so on. Countries that are permeated with Russophobic tendencies are dragging more and more military facilities, military equipment belonging to the alliance into their territory. This is, of course, a danger; it requires additional measures to ensure that the security of our country is reliably ensured,” the presidential spokesman emphasized.

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“..by talking about a possible armed conflict with Russia European politicians are diverting the attention of residents of their countries from economic issues..”

EU Not Prepared For Potential Armed Conflict With Russia – Politico (TASS)

The European Union does not have the necessary defense potential to independently confront Russia without support from the United States in case of a potential armed conflict, the European version of the Politico newspaper wrote. “Europe is not only unprepared for [potential] war, it’s not preparing for war,” Banjamin Tallis from the German think tank DGAP said as quoted by the newspaper. Former US ambassador to Poland Daniel Fried shares this opinion. “The Europeans don’t have the capacity to defend,” Fried told Politico. The newspaper explains that since the end of the Cold War, the number of armed forces in EU countries has decreased by 2.5 times, from 3.4 million troops in 1989 to 1.3 million in 2022. Moreover, a number of countries have switched from the format of compulsory military service to military service under contract.

As a result, for example, the Belgian military is so short of ammunition and funding that soldiers will “have to throw stones” shortly after the start of any conflict, Politico points out, citing retired Belgian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Marc Thys. Without support from the United States, Europe is unable to resist Russia in the event of a potential armed conflict, the publication concludes. Statements by former US President Donald Trump about his intention to reduce the level of support from Washington towards European NATO allies raise alarm among officials of the community countries. Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that by talking about a possible armed conflict with Russia European politicians are diverting the attention of residents of their countries from economic issues. He noted that Europeans have always been inclined to search for an external enemy.

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When Eric Holder defies Congress: no problem.
When Peter Navarro defies Congress: jail.
When Hunter Biden defies Congress: no problem.
When Steve Bannon defies Congress: jail.

Trump Advisor Navarro Sentenced To Four Months For Ignoring J6 Subpoena (ZH)

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday for ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. The DOJ had sought six months in jail and a $200,000 fine. As we noted last week, Navarro was arrested at a DC airport in June of 2022 on two misdemeanor contempt of Congress charges for doing exactly what Obama AG Eric Holder did (with zero consequences), and more recently, Hunter Biden – ignore a Congressional subpoena when he told the Jan. 6 committee to pound sand. “The Defendant chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the rule of law,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Aloi in a 20-page sentencing memo submitted last Thursday night, Politico reported at the time.

Navarro was held in contempt in April of 2022 after he refused to provide documents and testimony to the Jan. 6 committee. A grand jury agreed with prosecutors that Navarro knew Trump hadn’t asserted executive privilege to bar him from testifying, and that even if Trump had – it wouldn’t have barred Navarro from testifying about certain non-covered subjects demanded by the Committee. “At no time did the Defendant provide the Committee with any evidence supporting his assertion that the former President had invoked executive privilege over the information the Committee’s subpoena sought from the Defendant, or otherwise challenge the Committee’s authority or composition,” wrote Aloi. “The Court was left with only the Defendant’s fan fiction version of what the Defendant wished or hoped the former President might have wanted but left unsaid.”

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After all his lies, how is he still in Congress? I genuinely don’t see how that works.

Adam Schiff A “Liar” Who Was “Censured” – Garvey (ZH)

While the 2024 presidential race dominates headlines, there are plenty of noteworthy happenings going on in Congressional contests. Case in point, former baseball great Steve Garvey (R-CA) just called Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) a liar over allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to rig the 2016 election. “I think you’ve been censured for lying,” the former athlete said to Schiff during a Monday night debate in Los Angeles. “And this is exactly what I’m talking about: career politicians who are trying to determine who we are by race or by color or by gender,” he continued. “They never listen. They have pre-arranged words to say.”

Schiff, who presided over Trump’s first impeachment, snarked back that he “was censured for standing up to a corrupt president” and “would do it all over again.” “That president has been indicted with … 91 felony counts — that president that you won’t refuse to support,” Schiff continued. “Yeah, he’s a danger. And I will stand up to him and [former House Speaker] Kevin McCarthy, and [Ohio GOP Rep.] Jim Jordan, and any of those MAGA enablers in Congress.” “You lied to 300 million people,” Garvey shot back, adding “You can’t take that back.”

As the NY Post notes: The California Democrat, who at the time of his allegations served as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, read portions of the now-debunked Steele dossier into the congressional record and said there was “ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.” “You honor me with your enmity. You flatter me with this falsehood,” Schiff following the floor vote. “Today I wear this partisan vote as a badge of honor, knowing that I have lived my oath.” Three independent federal investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and special counsel John Durham later found no such evidence existed.

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RCMP=Royal Canadian Mounted Police, aka Mounties.

RCMP Offering Police $75,000 Benefit To Change Genders (CS)

Officers received a message from the RCMP’s Health Care Benefits team: “I am pleased to inform you that gender affirming care benefit provisions have been added to regular Member health benefits.” “Gender affirming care” is of course the term that refers to medical sex changes. It’s also used when describing giving puberty blockers to children who (perhaps temporarily) think they are in the wrong body, despite growing evidence that giving them such is harmful to their long-term health. The memo states that the substantial new benefit towards transgender-related medical intervention is part “of our ongoing commitment to creating a more modern, inclusive and representative workforce.”

“The benefit will be applicable for certain gender affirming procedures not covered by provincial/territorial health care plans to help individuals with their gender affirmation journey,” the memo states. The criteria for eligibility are specific: officers must be 18 or older, under doctor’s care for gender affirmation, have exhausted provincial coverage, and have undergone all medically necessary procedures as determined by a physician or nurse practitioner. Pre-approval is required via a gender affirmation request form. Effective retroactively to October 12, 2023, the policy aligns the RCMP with civilian members and Public Service employees who have been receiving similar benefits since July 2023.

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    Jean-Léon Gérôme Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind, 1896   • What Happens In Texas Will Decide The Fate Of The Nation (Libby Emmons)
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 26 2024]

    #151194
    Veracious Poet
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    #151195
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    @ilargi

    After all his lies, how is he still in Congress? I genuinely don’t see how that works.

    Haven’t you got it all figured by now?

    Clearly the lunatics are running the asylum…

    GLWTS.

    #151196
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Nikki Haley Celebrates Getting More Votes In GOP Primary Than Any Other Democrat In History “ –BBee

    “Biden Dispatches CIA Director To Negotiate Major Gaza Ceasefire Deal

    Not the first time. I guess we know who the President is now.

    “The WEF introduced the concept in 2019 in an article entitled, “How regenerative agroforestry could solve the climate crisis.” The article claims that farming, the most essential industry for our survival, has contributed to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is the cause of 80% of deforestation. The latter is the key here – they want the land in order to seize the means of production.” Armstrong.

    “As CNN reported in March 2021:
    “Facts First: There’s no evidence of a sudden rush of individuals on the terror watch list showing up at the southern border. The information that is available is vague and leaves many questions unanswered. That said, it’s entirely false to imply a small number of individuals on the terror watch list coming to the southern border is a new phenomenon. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that being on the FBI’s terror watch list does not mean someone is a terrorist or has proven ties to terrorists.” (via Armstrong)
    well, I for one am glad that means no right-wing Americans on the FBI watchlist for domestic terrorism matter! Because according to CNN, the watch list means nothing! And the FBI puts them on there for no reason, and have no idea what they’re doing. That’s what we (or Statists) all pay them for!

    You win! The FBI is useless and should be disbanded, and the watchlist CNN quotes means nothing!

    Why there can be no election:

    Socrates’ Political Forecasts

    Blowout of up to 60% GOP, possibly higher than ever in American history, which makes sense actually. (Look at present conditions and how intentional and voluntary they are) He is suggesting Biden may Executive order alien citizenship the day before the election. Hey, why not, right?

    If you think this is bad, his model suggests 2028 may not even have a sham election. That no one will bother pretending.

    “As many know, the computer has been forecasting civil unrest, and eventually the United States will split, as will Europe.”

    Yes, but the United States is supposed to split, as it’s not supposed to be run from the center. We have an additional problem in that Kari Lake’s audio has the GOP head saying “Guys back East” say they’ll kill them both. Who are these “Back East” guys? Why do they get to decide what happens in the far West, just ‘cause? Why doesn’t Arizona go whack a few guys in Maryland to set the right tone for interference in the Southwest? Tell them to stay over there. Why is it okay if it only goes in one direction?

    Continuing with Texas (long article on law and precedent) look at this: “This Biden Administration is acting by an executive order bypassing the Congress that theoretically represented We the People.” That is, Congress passed a law, however badly, concerning immigration and borders. Doesn’t matter it needs to be updated and hasn’t. Biden is simply refusing Congressional orders, which are the People’s orders, in theory, of what they want done, and therefore took the great trouble to pass a “Law.” Biden just said “Nah, I don’t feel like it. I’m going to do what – I – feel like instead of all the “Laws” that have been passed.” Therefore, I AM THE LAW. Why have Congress? Why have courts? Biden isn’t going to refer to them anyway.

    “50 Bags Of Cocaine Seized From Belgian Socialist Minister’s Office, Staffer Arrested

    But I have a solution: Moar government. Moar laws. Did he not know cocaine was illegal? Then it’s impossible that this happened. You just pass a law, and then everyone obeys automatically, of course!

    Trump VP: Trump will be removed before he’s even elected, and/or 10 seconds after. So therefore VP is voting President.

    And I’m not getting started here: If I were Trump, I’d stage my own assassination and blame it on Democrats and the Derp State. Absolutely everyone would believe it.

    Not going to opine on Texas for a change. I can see it going all kinds of ways and can’t tell which. I think like the border, food plants, and wars, it’s not nearly as bad as is being reported. Yet.

    Asia: Which narrative is right? Easy: the only one that matters is the one Asia believes. We’re irrelevant. Not in ourselves, but in that, since any war or position is “fought” in Asia, then it’s only which side Asia believes that will have any effect. In war, in policy, in action, in results. The West can believe anything they want and be in 100% agreement about it, but if it involves only the Western Hemisphere it will have no effect on the ground. At all. On China, on Japan, on Philippines, on Indonesia, on trade, on nothing.

    And it details, we signed a memo that was essentially a treaty in 1984 that the U.S. would phase out the arms sales to Taiwan, as part of ALSO signing that we believe that Taiwan is China and is owned by China. So…Xi is not demilitarizing South China Sea? We’re running warships there daily. Toppling, interfering in every nation like the Philippines. And trying to militarize even Australia against them. So.

    And WTF? We couldn’t beat them if they were south of Texas and the size of Mexico, much less 10x larger and with an ocean we’d need to run supply lines across. The delusions of these people knows no bounds. Their insanity is infinite when it comes to promoting violence. Why not? Never cost them anything yet.

    “And the fool responsible for this policy is running for reelection as president with the media’s and America’s elites’ support.”

    The “Elites” always hate, betray, and destroy their home country. Worldwide, but you can use England in 1910-1940 as an example. The Intelligentsia always hate work, hate workers, hate humans, hate success like cancer and mostly always have. But that’s true in other nations as well, although it’s a soft impression and I suspect they’re not – quite – as traitorous as the Western ones have been. Why? They hate money. Their currency is “Socialism” that is, Social Status. They want to be popular. So they will do, and say, and kill anyone they have to be popular, and sit at the 8th Grade Mean Girls table, and get an “A” with them. So easy. You could buy them for a nickel, and probably free as we see each day as Taylor Lorenz (Private School, esq) says Journalists aren’t getting paid, they’re being spanked with no vaseline and thrown off the train. And STILL they will write what they hope will make them popular with the Mean Girls, FOR FREE. Who are abusing them, mocking them, and laughing at them, FOR FREE.

    Those are the Elites. And the wannabes, the talent pool for future elites. Naomi Wolf for example, before she started with questions. She was a Taylor Lorenz back when.

    So, no surprise, as usual every elite, every media, every college, half of business are aching, working, striving, committing actual active crimes to destroy the very country and people that allow them wealth and status. And we have to fight them, which is in fact far harder than any external enemy ever will be. But we usually win anyway, but why bother? How about DON’T betray your country and kill every working man? How about DON’T get accolades and social status for that?

    PCR, being a thousand years old, is barking up the wrong tree with “Races”, and “White ethnicities”. Obviously. When he was five, maybe those things sort of existed. And now when interracial marriage has been on for 20-30 years? Do those poor kids have a single drop of white blood? How about the huge number of citizens whose parents are illegals? Are they “real citizens” or not? No, silly-pants, it’s the CULTURE they are in, not the “race” which is theoretical and unscientific to begin with. You’re encouraging and reinforcing this nonsense, and thereby helping insanity win.

    You see this in “Everything, Everywhere All at Once”, a movie about Chinese immigrants. Quite Chinese, really. In it, their 1st generation daughter is already all-American California gurl, through and through. Just a good example. Do you think she and they want 22 Million illegals here? I’m guessing not, since it causes them the same trouble as everyone else. Since they ere small business owners, they probably were Republicans, as are all the Cubans, and Ramaswamy. So why distinguish anyone as “White”? That’s irrelevant and inflammatory. Stop helping the enemy.

    …But, Republicans, so… Helping the enemy is what they live for.

    “Ultimately, the American show of force in these waterways seeks to consolidate US naval dominance,”

    One of the keys here, besides that the U.S. existing as the Israeli Navy (so proud) is that the smallest hillbilly nations aren’t afraid of America. We have no power whatsoever, no one respects our threats because we can’t back them. That’s how Hezbollah got started btw. Under Reagan, the Beirut bombing, he threatened to shell the mainland with destroyers lobbing shells the size of Volkwagens. That’s not a joke, that fact is true. Well, they couldn’t get an agreement, so Ronnie DID shell them. And guess what? Nothing happened. Nobody cared. Turns out that yeah, although you can toss shells randomly in the mainland, there’s a f- of a lot of land out there and not many shells, and when you don’t hit anything except at random doesn’t have much effect; It just proves you’re a dick. So then they were like, “Wow, THAT’S what we’ve all been afraid of?” And this nation is just shelling civilians all day, like Panama, etc? Yeah: No. We side with anyone against the world’s biggest dick and war-crime enhancer.” And so still today. But anyway, Beirut was all an Israeli project as they were going to be the Switzerland of the Mediterranean and set up a neutral banking center, also for Muslims, where there are nice beaches. Israel (and Switzerland) hasn’t stopped dropping bombs on them ever since. Like, every day from 1980 to about 10 minutes ago. Thanks. Don’t expect to see it in the news.

    So, anyway, lesson learned in Yemen? The U.S. got nothing. No bombs, no ships, no shells, no men. You can do anything you like to them. They’re punks, nobodies, worthless powerless has beens. Sink every ship you can see and laugh. They ain’t gonna do s—t.

    And boy is that great for the Dollar!

    “Israel sees “a real economic interest” in Gaza, and that explains why no matter the extent of global outrage, Tel Aviv’s military campaign in the beleaguered enclave rages on,”

    Collateral. And why use the word “Collateral” instead of “wealth”? “Collateral” is leveraged 1,000:1 using “Debt”. It’s all debt-based system and they need a world war to cover the crash and stay in power.

    Problem: it’s the Commodity producers and manufacturers, have all said “Collateral”. You in the West made sure of that. Trump asked even a minor first iteration, to have manufacturing we could make shells with and you fell on the floor writhing in a hebephrenic stroke. Having “Collateral” is the enemy, as those are the people we steal from. So when the commodity producers in Russia and Africa withdraw their collateral, what happens?

    PyramidScheme
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    “• Iran ‘A Legitimate Target’ – Israel (RT)

    Why? Iran is 1,000 miles from you. The only thing they have different is no central bank.

    “Israel claims – without evidence — that Iran was involved in plotting the October 7 attacks,” …in which Israel murdered 1,200 of their own people with hellfire missiles as per their standing military directives. Democracy!

    “Col. Macgregor Says at Least 400 Americans Died in Ukraine (Sp.)

    I’d be shocked if it weren’t 4,000 although perhaps that’s a little high.

    “• ‘Suicide Mission’: Ukrainian Troops Reveal Dire Situation on Battlefield (Sp.)

    Again, props to Ukraine. They’re amazing. Goes to show the Russians sure know how to fight! (As the ultimate insult: they would rather die than be seen as “Russian”)

    “• Why Did Ukraine Shoot Down An Aircraft Carrying Its Own Soldiers? (Poletaev)

    The top threat to Ukrainians is Ukraine. Biden’s Slavic genocide. Gotta get ‘em all. Personally, I think that, taking a break from shelling their own bases and blowing up their own pipeline, Russia shot down their own plane.

    “The West is going all out against Russia, as evidenced by the current holding of the largest-ever NATO exercise,”

    I’m lost: so you’re going to waste maximum ammunition, fuel, men, and attention? If this isn’t a cover for an F16 nuclear attack, it seems very ill-advised.

    Emmanuel Todd: We can all worry after Russia realigned their entire military to deliver not on trains, or stockpiles 10 nation’s worth of Euro-gauge locomotives. That is: It’s not a surprise attack. Right now it is IMPOSSIBLE, literally, physically impossible for them to do so. But NeoCons make up 10 impossible things before breakfast, so…

    “• EU Not Prepared For Potential Armed Conflict With Russia – Politico (TASS)

    EU not prepared for sitting in a cafe and ordering brioche, as they have no gas, coal, electric, or wheat. Nor can they stop the immigrants that will rob you in your chair.

    “As a result, for example, the Belgian military is so short of ammunition and funding that soldiers will “have to throw stones” shortly after the start of any conflict,”

    Alexander said this about sending all 20,000 British troops to Ukraine, which of course they won’t send even two, because “Fighting”. When Bismark was asked, “What will you do if Britain invades us and lands in Saxony???”

    “I’ll send the German police to arrest them.”

    Uh, yeah. Now you know why London has OTHER people do all their fighting. And why not? If you can find drooling idiot retarded trust-fund kids like the United States to do it, why should you? Now that we’ve converted to the tranny army, they’ll be REALLY skeered.

    Hey, anyone seen Austin yet?

    “Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday for ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee.”

    This isn’t an argument that anybody’s going to care about but it’s true: that’s not a real and official committee as it was formed illegally. Just like Texas, they don’t bother to call and ask, although the other part of immunity is arguably also true. Whatever, that’s politics and he probably should have shown up. Plead the 5th, what they gonna do?

    “After all his lies, how is he still in Congress? I genuinely don’t see how that works.”

    Gee, it’s almost like we don’t have fair elections or something. Like McConnell despised in his district and all Kentucky and wins year after year.

    …And thought experiment: if that were true is that why Republicans ALSO cannot look into election interference? Because 2/3rds of them would ALSO be removed and arrested?

    ““Gender affirming care” is of course the term”… that means DENYING your gender. Because: words. If words were used, you know it’s a lie.

    Again, I’m so, so glad with a 36-hour wait for EMERGENCY care in Que, they have $75,000 a pop for cosmetic amputation.

    “Pespsi/Tesla” Um, what? Because a truck can go 500 miles per day you went 1,000? Because you added a driver but did NOT add a battery? Trucks make 25% of road emissions? Then you are REALLY barking up the wrong tree, making residential auto use to half the distance would be WAY easier and happier. The entire electorate would be in favor, as they always are for trains and mass transit, but somehow Congress HATES printing money and handing it to their friends somehow? Also as we saw with Ford, the CAR may go – barely – but towing cuts the range by +2/3rds. So if every car needs a substation to run the charger, how many substations does a semi need? That is, it’s equivalent to 2 cars? 4 cars? 10 cars? Would it be easier and more ecological to just shovel coal into it directly?

    Oh, god, sorry: Facts and logic. I’ll shut up now.

    #151197
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Let me repeat that: Global Warming:

    “They want the land in order to seize the means of production.” –Armstrong.

    #151199
    John Day
    Participant

    This map looks redder:
    Confederacy

    #151200
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    True or False?

    Pillsbury Dough Boy gets Religion

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    #151201
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Laid-Off LA Times Reporter Sits On Street Corner With Sign Reading ‘Will Call You Racist For Food’ ” –BBee

    #151202
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I think AI reinterpreted Reality here…

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    #151203
    those darned kids
    Participant

    funny how truth looks just like my ex..

    #151204
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    West’s anti-Russian policy now ‘at its peak.’

    Is he sure about that? The West’s “owners” demonstrate a ruthlessness, barbarism, greed and desperation that know no bounds, or so it seems. But Putin surrounds himself with a great team, and needs to. What a leader Yeltsin chose to guide his failing nation. The trajectory for Russia is firmly set, and in the opposite direction to the West with its corruption and hypocrisy. It would appear the West is incapable of producing such leadership material. But hey! Go Trump! Make America great again! – with Vivek by your side. Good luck old chap.

    As for Trudeau, pack him off to Harvard with Ardern 😉 and make sure he’s provided with a big pair of blue glasses…

    While on the sidelines, the bread and circus entertainment dished up by the MSM rolls on, and the sheeple breathe a collective ‘Oh my God!’ as the US experiments with novel, grotesque ways to kill people.

    ‘Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.’ Here we have this quote again. For the most part, greed is the driver and motivating impulse.

    #151205
    Oroboros
    Participant

    ‘The Entire Journalism Industry Is In Freefall’:

    Taylor Lorenz Vlogs The Death Of MSM……

    As BuzzFeed, Insider And Vice Jettison Assets

    Headline:

    Media Maggots Eat Themselves from the Inside Out

    Corporate media is on life support. Driven to cut costs by sagging ad revenues and waning appetite for propaganda, layoffs and ‘restructurings’ are happening all over.

    What is a “waning appetite for propaganda”?

    Like, I use to eat gobshite, but it finally killed my appetite due to it’s taste….

    <img src=”https://i1.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06
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    Differences Between A Gobshite and An Eejit – Jarlath Regan

    #151206
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Inching Up to ‘Full Orwell’

    FDA’s New Rule Allows For Medical Research Without Informed Consent

    “In an effort to encourage the discovery of more treatment and diagnostic options in the medical field, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a rule allowing certain clinical trials to operate without obtaining informed consent from participants…”

    it rears it’s ugly head yet again…..

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    #151207
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Jeff DeWit Resigns in Disgrace

    DeWit the Shit is a symptom of a much larger cancer

    #151208
    John Day
    Participant

    About “Trump’s VP”; LBJ was the VP foist upon JFK as “insurance” for the MIC and financiers.

    #151209
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Trump has a truly phenomenally horseshit track record with his nominations….Bolton…Barr…even Nikki the NeoConJob…

    #151210
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Oh no, lock the door

    BooHoo Twat Taylor, Taylor, Taylor

    Oh the Humanity!

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    “Opining on the sad state of journalism is Jeff Bezos’s vocal-fry champion,Taylor Lorenz, who said this week that “The entire journalism industry is basically in a free-fall,” and that the LA Times’ woes follow “months and months of layoffs in the media industry.”

    “And it’s not just digital media sites,” she continues. “Local news has been obliterated, the newspaper industry is cratering, radio is essentially dead – aside from NPR which has been gutted. Meanwhile, hundreds of workers at Conde Nast, the parent company of pretty much every major magazine from GQ to Vogue to the New Yorker to Vanity Fair are on strike.”

    The LA Times newsroom today. What’s missing?

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    HahahahahahahaahaHahahahahahahaaha!

    Media Whores Taking One Up the Ass

    And I thought the Satanist Cabal would print ‘money’ to keep them afloat forever and a day…

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    #151211
    Oroboros
    Participant

    I guess the MASS firings in the ranks of the PRESSTITUTES means:

    Consolidating ALL news to One Official Government Source

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    #151212
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Propaganda is not cheap….

    #151213
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Pakistan Deports Half A Million Illegal Immigrants In Just 3 Months

    Not a question Way, a question of Will

    “In comparison, while Pakistan manages to deport half a million illegals with little fanfare, the UK government brags about removing just 38, while sometimes hundreds of boat migrants continue to pour in on a daily basis.”

    Wow, 38 Albanian criminals removed, at least they weren’t dark skinned, now that would be hateful…

    Home Office
    @ukhomeoffice

    Today we returned a further 38 people to Albania with no right to be in the UK!

    This included offenders convicted of drugs offenses and sexual communications with a child.

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    #151214
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Denver Health At “Critical Point” As 8,000 Migrants Make 20,000 Emergency Visits

    “The Denver hospital system is turning away local residents because it is flooded with migrant visits…

    ABC News reports Denver hospital system may collapse due to migrant crisis: ‘We are turning down patients’

    Denver Health CEO Donna Lynne warned the center is in a crucial moment due to unexpected costs associated with immigrant visits.

    What I think is not being said is that Denver Health is at a critical, critical point and that we need to take this up in 2024,” Lynne told the Denver City Council, according to the Denver Post.”

    Is Denver a Sanctuary City?

    It used ‘weasel words’ to say: it was AND it wasn’t!

    Unspokenly Sanctuary

    If that does not constitute “sanctuary city” what does?

    However, denial now runs deep.

    “Colorado is not a sanctuary state, and the Governor is not focused on buzzwords but on ensuring our law enforcement resources go toward fighting actual crimes to help make Coloradans safer,” Conor Cahill, a spokesperson for governor Jared Polis, told Axios in a statement in January of 2023.

    Eat Dirt and Die Denver

    SUCK IT UP

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    #151215
    John Day
    Participant

    That new invention is a lower-dose fluoroscope.

    “The fluoroscope was invented in 1896 by Enrico Salvioni. The name was coined by Thomas Edison when he created a machine in same year. Edison used calcium tungstate as the fluorescing material. Unfortunately, he quickly discovered the health hazard related to the fluoroscope.”
    https://web.phys.ksu.edu/mmmm/piko/fluor.htm#:~:text=The%20fluoroscope%20was%20invented%20in,hazard%20related%20to%20the%20fluoroscope.

    #151216
    zerosum
    Participant

    Democracy, is people power, is voting.

    Governments are for the people, by the people, of the people.

    Democratic governments are not for the elites, or the whites, or the D, or the R, or the racists.

    Listen to people power.

    ALL People want peace.

    Tucker, (22 million), You are WRONG to want to deprive (someone) of the right to vote.

    Tucker, Your observation/opinion/comment/solution does not fix the border/immigration problems.

    Tucker, you are an intelligent motivator, find a path for peace/unity,

    Tucker, reject a path for war, reject a path for hate, reject a path for division, reject a path that provoke/endanger/brings disorder.
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    Tucker, see the light, politicians are diverting the attention of residents of their countries from economic issues, by talking about war with Russia.

    Tucker, see the light, politicians are diverting the attention of residents from economic issues by talking about illegal immigration.

    Tucker, see the light, politicians are diverting the attention of residents of their countries from economic issues, by talking about genocide/Israel war.
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    #151217
    Noirette
    Participant

    Scott Ritter on his recent visit to Chechnya. Interesting enough. Vid, see from 0 to 21 mins.

    http://tinyurl.com/bdf8eu4s

    LIVE: The International Court of Justice delivers its Order, from Syriana Analysis. 50 mins.

    (re. S. Africa accusation > Israel .. genocide + its prevention)

    http://tinyurl.com/29su3rkr

    A vid. doc.

    Louis Theroux, 2011, BBC. 57 mins. … he investigates and interviews the nationalist Jewish settlers who have chosen to live in disputed areas of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, including locations declared illegal by even Israeli officials.

    *The Ultra Zionists.* https://watchdocumentaries.com/the-ultra-zionists/

    #151218
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Egghead Logic 101.”So why distinguish anyone as White? This is irrelevant and inflammatory.” Ancestry, heritage, the bond of the blood in your veins. That’s why. Raisinbrain.

    #151219
    Noirette
    Participant

    Israel. —– A two-state solution is what is always mouthed by all outside actors who pretend that they want ‘Peace.’ Particularly USuk and some EU countries. Now comes over as a cheery, folkloric, aspirational myth. Put forward to fool an ignorant public.

    Potted history, offical version. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-state_solution

    Some highlights: *1947.* Partition Plan (never implemented) .. 1993. Olso accords.. hmm..

    A 2-state solution will never arise. All top political actors know this. No outside party will attempt to enforce it. (Incl. USuk, EU, R, UN.) While Fatah (ostensibly – their real role and its hisotry is another topic) might have been ‘for’ as a presentable policy, they have been crushed by Hamas, who, btw, afaik, has never expressed any interest / demands in that direction. Certainly not in the past 4 months.

    Isr. will never accept a 2-state solution. As an ‘ethnic’, ‘separatist’ and ‘expansionist’ entity, it can only continue to corral, oppress, imprison, kill, etc. the low-life unter-menschen (Palestinians, but not only.) It can’t give that up, if it did, it would loose its internal support (Israelis who have privileges, etc. but of course not all Isr. citizens) and its outside backers who fund it, arm it, and prop it up with image Kontrol and various other measures.

    #151220
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Little Big!

    Max Head Room meets the Matrix

    NATO NATO PROVACATO

    The Control Grid loves NATO PROVACATO

    #151221
    zerosum
    Participant

    Truth/Understanding
    (Does Tucker read TAE?)
    Requirement:
    Control complexity/communication/input to achieve output/outcome/expectations.
    (garbage in, garbage out)
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    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/1/26/live-icj-to-issue-preliminary-ruling-in-south-africa-genocide-case-against-i#:~:text=The%20ruling%20issued%20by%20the,assistance%20to%20civilians%20in%20Gaza.
    ICJ updates: Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza

    The ruling issued by the ICJ ordered six provisional measures including for Israel to refrain from acts under the Genocide Convention, prevent and punish the direct and public incitement to genocide, and take immediate and effective measures to ensure the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza.
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    #151222
    Oroboros
    Participant

    SPECIAL Judge Napolitano: Colonel Macgregor on US Military Overreach.

    #151223
    Oroboros
    Participant

    With the Nord stream pipeline gone, Germany is losing it’s competitive industrial edge because is has no cheap Master Resource of natural gas to hold up it’s flagging economy.

    Now…

    Biden Pauses Approval of LNG Projects After Pressure from Climate Activists

    The Empire of Lies was selling Germany horribly overpriced LNG but, well, that’s Dust in the Wind

    Fearless Leader of the grandFatherland

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    #151224
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Germany Warmongers for War with Russia

    Hold my beer

    Anybody spot the irony of an Iron Crossed tank committing to yet another Asian land war head-on with Russia?

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    #151225
    Oroboros
    Participant

    [Meme Alert]

    Come to your senses before it’s too late!

    Listen to the Snail

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    #151226
    Oroboros
    Participant
    #151227
    zerosum
    Participant

    ICJ updates: Canada No Commitment. No comment. Canada high tight rope walking … looking for safety net

    #151228
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Helmer:

    The Foreign Ministry and Security Council meetings confirm there is now a new definition of “terrorism” in Russian warfighting strategy, in which there is both public and secret support for Hamas, the Houthis, and other groups in Lebanon and Iraq fighting for national liberation against Israel and the US.

    RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TIES RED SEA BLOCKADE TO GAZA BLOCKADE, BACKS HOUTHIS IN MOSCOW MEETING

    RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TIES RED SEA BLOCKADE TO GAZA BLOCKADE, BACKS HOUTHIS IN MOSCOW MEETING

    #151229
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Assistants of Studio Executives The Last Few Months

    #151230
    chris_gee
    Participant

    As the ICJ reaffirms the duty of all nations to stand against genocide and not support it, I look forward to the USA and UK acting.

    #151231
    tboc
    Participant

    best i can do today

    #151232
    Oroboros
    Participant

    They walk among us, the Living Dumb

    Thank you Tik-Tok from the bottom of my heart…

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    #151233
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Finally some creative intelligence for tough times.

    Bravo!

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