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In a World Fraught With War and Danger… Signs of Hope (SCF Op-ed)
Israeli War Cabinet Cracks At The Seams Over Possible 7 October Probe (Cradle)
Israel Aiming To Derail ICJ Genocide Case – Axios (RT)
Biden Admin Can Force Israel to Stop Fighting in Gaza But Will Not Do It (Sp.)
Retired US General on Why American Army Numbers Smallest Since 1940 (Sp.)
Zelensky Punishes Men And Women Who Refuse Draft (Kominyenko)
White House Warns Of ‘Dire’ Situation With Ukraine Aid (RT)
Obama Sends Election Warning To Biden – WaPo (RT)
Criticism Over Secrecy of Pentagon Chief’s Hospitalization Mounts (Sp.)
Trump Says He Has ‘More Indictments Than Al Capone’ (RT)
Epstein, Clintons, Zelenska & Cash (Sp.)
Epstein Invoked Fifth Amendment 600 Times in 2016 Testimony (Sp.)
Hunter Biden’s ‘Sugar Brother’ Kevin Morris Plots Gauzy Documentary On First Son
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“The U.S. and its Western partners are bankrupt in every way, financially, morally and politically. The world can see that as clear as the fable of the naked emperor..”

In a World Fraught With War and Danger… Signs of Hope (SCF Op-ed)

The emergence of a multipolar world is a reminder that the world has a lot to be optimistic about – despite the ravages of conflict and manifold perilous tensions. Russia and China’s strength to face down U.S. aggression is one such assurance of a better world taking shape. Out with the old and in with the new. There is an unerring sense that we are witnessing not merely one year giving way to the next. The world is undergoing truly historic changes that are related to the inexorable decline of the U.S.-led Western order and the emergence of a multipolar global order. The United States is still undoubtedly a global power with hegemonic ambitions. Its possession of hundreds of military bases in over 100 countries around the world is a testimony to its formidable military strength.

Nevertheless, the Washington-dominated Western order – or so-called “rules-based order” – is in fateful decline. The emergence of a multipolar alternative order is illustrated by numerous fora, the BRICS with its growing membership, the increasing influence of the G20, and the dynamism of the Eurasian economies. All these developments bear witness to the demise of the Western order. The substantial move away from the U.S. dollar as the premier currency of trade is perhaps the most consequential manifestation of the global shifts in power. Empires rarely expire quietly as millennia of history show. There is always a hard-bitten struggle to maintain privileges and monopoly control. The fading of the U.S. is no different. The empire is going down screaming and kicking.

This would account for the mainspring of tensions and conflict in today’s world. The proxy war in Ukraine against Russia, the eruption of genocidal violence in the Middle East and the incendiary tensions in the Asia-Pacific with China are all related to the U.S. loss of imperial power. Given the appalling violence and danger of these conflicts escalating into a conflagration, we nevertheless conclude the year with hopeful realism. Russia, China, and many other nations are steadfastly refusing to capitulate to U.S. aggression. The American empire is cornered by its own corruption and internal crisis. There was a time in history when Western powers could shoot their way out of trouble by starting wars overseas under all sorts of false pretences.

Those days are over. The U.S. and its Western partners are bankrupt in every way, financially, morally and politically. The world can see that as clear as the fable of the naked emperor. Russia, China and other nations that aspire for a new, fairer world based on respect for international law and the founding principles of the United Nations are not going to pander to the geopolitical blackmail of the U.S. and its dying Western empire. Despite the grim circumstances existing in parts, the world has much to look forward to in terms of achieving international cooperation, development and peace. Signs of hope are all around us. When an empire goes down there is much grinding and gnashing. But it goes down and the world goes on.

Happy New Year to all our readers.

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“What happened yesterday was a politically motivated attack in the middle of a war.” “I have participated in many cabinet meetings. Such conduct has never occurred and must not occur..”

Israeli War Cabinet Cracks At The Seams Over Possible 7 October Probe (Cradle)

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz says he supports the Israeli Army Chief of Staff’s call for an investigation into the security and intelligence failures of 7 October, the Times of Israel reported on 6 January. During a cabinet meeting on 5 January, several extremist ministers, including National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, ganged up against Chief of Staff Herzl Halevi for his intention to launch a probe into the army’s shortcomings on 7 October, when Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on military bases and settlements in southern Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly ended the meeting after shouting erupted as some ministers came to Halevi’s defense.

Gantz acknowledged it was appropriate for government ministers to challenge the information provided to them by security chiefs at cabinet meetings but added: “What happened yesterday was a politically motivated attack in the middle of a war.” “I have participated in many cabinet meetings. Such conduct has never occurred and must not occur,” he said. Gantz then defended Halevi’s decision to appoint a panel to probe the military’s failures on 7 October. Netanyahu has insisted that such a probe can only occur after the war. The Chief of Staff explained his reason for opening a probe to Ynet: “Something happened here that the army should learn from. Tomorrow, if an incident happens in another sector, we want to understand what caused the failure in the chain of command. This is an operational investigation that has implications for the fighting in the north.”

Opening an investigation into the events of 7 October is controversial for Israeli leaders as it could affect the political fortunes of many should they be found responsible for an event that Israelis view as the greatest national tragedy since the Holocaust. Numerous reports have also emerged in Israeli media suggesting that the army killed many of their soldiers and civilians on 7 October to stop the Hamas attack. Roughly 1,200 Israeli soldiers and civilians died during the fighting; Israeli authorities typically claim Hamas murdered them all.

Israel deployed tanks, attack helicopters, and armed drones to attack the Israeli settlements infiltrated by Hamas. Troops bombed homes with Hamas fighters and their Israeli captives inside and attacked Hamas fighters near the border as they were taking Israelis captive back to Gaza. As a result, many Israelis were killed in their homes by Israeli tanks and helicopter fire, while others were gunned down near the Gaza border. Any investigation into the army’s conduct on 7 October would provide additional details of how, when, and how many Israelis were killed by friendly fire.

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“A ruling by the court could have significant potential implications that are not only in the legal world but have practical bilateral, multilateral, economic, security ramifications..”

Israel Aiming To Derail ICJ Genocide Case – Axios (RT)

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has ordered its embassies across the globe to pressure their host countries to reject South Africa’s genocide case against it at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Axios has reported, citing an urgent diplomatic cable. Pretoria addressed the ICJ last week, claiming that Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza are “genocidal in character because they are intended to bring about the destruction of a substantial part” of the Palestinian population. South Africa wants the The Hague-based court to issue an injunction ordering the IDF to suspend its military campaign in the enclave. More than 22,600 people have been killed in Gaza over the past three months, according to the local health ministry.

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The cable, which was sent out by the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, stresses that Israel’s “strategic goals” are for the ICJ to reject South Africa’s request for an injunction, refrain from determining that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza and acknowledge that the IDF’s actions in the enclave comply with international law, Axios said in an article on Saturday. “A ruling by the court could have significant potential implications that are not only in the legal world but have practical bilateral, multilateral, economic, security ramifications,” the document, copies of which were seen by the outlet, read. According to the Foreign Ministry, Israeli diplomats must pressure their counterparts and high-level politicians in host countries to issue “immediate and unequivocal public statement along the following lines: To publicly and clearly state that YOUR COUNTRY rejects the outragest, absurd and baseless allegations made against Israel.”

It’s also important for foreign nations “to publicly acknowledge that Israel is working to increase the humanitarian aid to Gaza, as well as to minimize damage to civilians, while acting in self defense after the horrible October 7 attack by a genocidal terrorist organization [Hamas],” the cable read. The Foreign Ministry stressed that Israeli diplomats must urgently work on obtaining such statements so that they come out before the ICJ hearings begin on January 11. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also send letters to dozens of world leaders, relaying a similar message, it added. Countries like Türkiye, Jordan, and Malaysia have supported South Africa’s cases. However, it was rejected by Israel’s prime backer, the US. State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said earlier this week that “we are not seeing any acts that constitute genocide” in Gaza.

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“But of course, Blinken is not going to do that. He is a diehard Zionist. He is in on the plot over there with Netanyahu to inflict outright genocide on the Palestinians..”

Biden Admin Can Force Israel to Stop Fighting in Gaza But Will Not Do It (Sp.)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has undertaken yet another voyage to the Middle East, meeting Turkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the ongoing hostilities in the Gaza Strip. While media reports this week suggested that Blinken will try facilitate the return of Palestinians displaced by the fighting back to their homes and to urge Israel to increase aid to Palestinians, American human rights lawyer Francis Anthony Boyle argues that the US state secretary is “up to no good.” In an interview with Sputnik, Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois’ College of Law, suggested that Blinken headed to the Middle East to “better coordinate the escalation of conflict” there instead of trying to put an end to bloodshed. “In fact, the Biden administration just needs to order Israel to cease fire immediately, and they will have to do it.

“But of course, Blinken is not going to do that. He is a diehard Zionist. He is in on the plot over there with Netanyahu to inflict outright genocide on the Palestinians,” Boyle said. According to him, the US appears to be “just backing whatever Israel wants to do,” which currently appears to be attempting to to displace over 2 million Palestinians from the Gaza Strip. “If you look at the countries Blinken is going to, he is going to try to neutralize any opposition to this plan by by Israel and see if they can pull it off,” Boyle remarked. He also argued that the Biden administration is “complicit in Israeli genocide against the Palestinians” by supplying Israel with military hardware and munitions and by providing Tel Aviv with political support.

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“..they’re trying to bring those individuals back into the force, but it’s not happening. They don’t want to come back.”

Retired US General on Why American Army Numbers Smallest Since 1940 (Sp.)

By the end of 2023, there will be only 452,000 active-duty soldiers in the US Army, the smallest force since 1940, Defense News recently reported. In this vein, the international military news outlet pointed to recruiting shortfalls in the U.S. Army that could result in 3,000 Army Special Operations troops being cut before the end of this year. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the dwindling strength of the [US] armed forces, Paul E. Vallely, a retired US Army major general and chairman of the Stand Up America US Foundation, told Sputnik. First and foremost is the COVID-19 pandemic, in which a number of US soldiers were discharged from the army without pay because they didn’t want to take the vaccine, according to Vallely. “And of course, now they’ve changed that around, and they’re trying to bring those individuals back into the force, but it’s not happening. They don’t want to come back.”

The second factor, Vallely claimed, was “the surrender and withdrawal out of Afghanistan.” He argued that “many future soldiers decided they didn’t want to go into the armed forces with the poor leadership of some of the generals and admirals. “I think the third thing is that based on this racial rather than equity type of performance standards, where they’re going to select you based on race, rather than your ability to fly an airplane or whatever under what we call the critical race theory, that has to do with DEI, [namely] diversity, equity and inclusion.” The retired US Army major general accused the left wing of the American political system of trying “to judge you based on your racial makeup, rather than on your ability and skill to conduct certain actions required in the military.”

“And then you have this diversity trend where they’ve gone LGBTQ, and young American people, for the most part, don’t buy into that. They’re not going to go into the Air Force or the Army or Special Forces if there’s a transgender person next to them or in the shower and so on. So these are the issues that have affected both re-enlistment and the enlistment of new people.” Vallely remained pessimistic about the Pentagon’s hope that putting more money into the recruiting budget will help recruiters bring more people into the Army. “I don’t think it’s going to have any effect,” he remarked. Asked if it’s safe to say that the coming structural changes in the U.S. Army also reflect the challenges America faces abroad and at home, Vallely pointed to the migration crisis, saying, “What the military has to do is protect our [US] southern border.”

“We have thousands coming illegally across our southern border that are financed and supported by the Mexican cartels. So our military has to do something. We can’t depend on police or border patrol with the situation now and that’s going to be a major challenge for the United States to protect its borders. We have people coming in from all over the world,” he added.

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“In October 2023 Zelensky purchased a former Nazi lakeside luxury villa for €8.12 Million in Germany via his offshore company. The “Bogensee House” was a gift from Hitler to the Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels on his 39th birthday. The Egyptian journalist who investigated the purchase of this luxury villa by Zelensky’s mother-in-law was found dead with numerous abrasions, fractures and a severe head injury.”

Zelensky Punishes Men And Women Who Refuse Draft (Kominyenko)

All Ukranian men aged 25-60 years (including those abroad) who do not report to a recruiting station will be punished. Roughly 6,000 Ukro men flee Ukraine daily, 45% of them in the guise of truck drivers, another 150-200 men as volunteers, the residual are fathers with multiple children and the disabled. Divorcing and taking the kids has become popular some escape by taking the disabled aboard, others have medical certificates of exemption and some change their gender on their passport. Soon it will be a criminal act to flee the country to avoid the draft, justifying the complicit EU countries in their arresting and deporting of Ukrainians to die at the frontline.

A financial crisis is unfolding in Ukraine due to Zelensky’s mass mobilisation plan, Ukraine’s financial system is on the brink of collapse. The threat of drafting another 500,000 Ukrainians is sweeping the country with panic. Zelensky’s punishment; includes isolating people from; their bank accounts, selling property, consular services, renewing ID’s, acquiring power of attorney, access to credit cards. From Jan. 1st, 2024 it is impossible to see a doctor in Ukraine without a military service pass. So much for do no harm! Kiev authorities will serve summonses at checkpoints, law enforcement will also issue summonses to unsuspecting citizens at checkpoints. They are proposing a mechanism to track those eligible for mobilisation, the “international rules based order (NWO)” wet dream. A run on ATM’s in Ukraine has seen USD 1 billion extracted in a single day. They are plundering their accounts and hoarding cash while dumping the banks.

Ukraine is developing a single database listing all potential recruits, this system shall deliver digital conscription notices via phone. The military is using ministerial databases to create it. Antiquated push-button Nokia phones are now the craze in Ukraine, no Internet, no ID, hence nowhere to send friendly military summons. Men are reassigning property to their partners, one man transferred his car and apartment to his wife. In the meantime, Ukraine’s Finance Minister has stated that the country does not have the money to finance the mobilisation of 500,000 cannon fodder. Zelensky needs western cash to continue sacrificing innocents. The West has always known that Ukraine would be decimated by Russia and will probably not survive as a nation-state.

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Note that the GOP has just about offered to support Ukraine aid, if and when the Biden admin promises to secure the border. Also note that they haven’t said even one single word about that. They want to keep the border open. That’s priority no. 1.

White House Warns Of ‘Dire’ Situation With Ukraine Aid (RT)

The White House desperately needs congressional approval for its major aid package for Ukraine if it hopes to continue supporting Kiev, Shalanda Young, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told journalists on Friday. Washington has very few other options left to continue the aid flow, she said, adding that the US is running out of time in this regard. Washington provided Ukraine with a $250 million arms package in late December, deemed the last one due to the lack of funding. According to Young, the administration of President Joe Biden decided to forgo its drawdown authority, allowing it to take weapons from existing US stockpiles and send them to Kiev. These stocks cannot be refilled without the funding that is yet to be approved by Congress.

The Pentagon still has some limited authority to provide the Ukrainian military with weapons, but “that is not going to get big tranches of equipment into Ukraine,” the official added. Earlier this week, Pentagon spokesman Major General Patrick Ryder also said the US Defense Department was running “out of money” for Ukraine. The situation with the aid for Ukraine is nothing short of “dire,” Young admitted, warning of an event when the US would potentially have to stop its assistance to Kiev completely. “Yes, Kiev might have a little time from other donors to make sure they can keep their war footing, keep the civil service, but what happens in the [European Union], in other NATO allies, if the US pulls out their support?” she told journalists at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

The official warned that such a development might also prompt other nations to withdraw their support for Kiev. “What message does that send to the rest of the world? And what will their decisions be if they see the United States not step up to the plate?” Biden urged lawmakers to pass a massive aid package, including some $61 billion for Kiev, in late October 2023. The bill remained stuck in Congress for months amid Republican opposition, which demanded a stricter border protection policy. The legislation was eventually left in limbo after Congress shelved it late last year, postponing discussions until after the holiday break.

At the same time, another major donor – the EU – also saw its major aid package to Kiev delayed due to internal disagreements. A planned four-year scheme worth some €50 billion ($55 billion) was vetoed by Hungary late last year, with deliberations on it pushed into 2024. Amid such developments, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour earlier this week that his nation had no “plan B” without the US military aid. He also reiterated Kiev’s demands for combat drones, long-range missiles, and air defense capabilities, among other gear.

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“..He is not only concerned by Biden’s weak polling number but also by the effectiveness of his unorthodox campaign structure..”

Obama Sends Election Warning To Biden – WaPo (RT)

Former US President Barack Obama has urged Biden’s advisers to bolster the reelection campaign by engaging top-level decision-makers or empowering those already in place in the headquarters amid the lackluster voter approval that may see Donald Trump return to power in 2024. Obama and Biden discussed the campaign during a previously unreported private lunch at the White House in recent months, the Washington Post reported in an article published on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The former president reportedly became “animated” while talking about the 2024 elections and the prospect of former president Donald Trump winning the race.

Obama, who served as the 44th president of the US, recalled the success of his 2012 reelection campaign when some of his top aides took charge of the reelection operations on the ground across the country, and criticized Biden’s approach of leaving his advisors in the White House. According to the people, who spoke to the outlet on the condition of anonymity, Obama did not refer to anything specific in the campaign structure but rather suggested that it needs to “move aggressively” as Trump appears to take the lead in the 2024 Republican presidential nominating contest. He did not recommend any specific individuals to be recruited by the campaign but allegedly mentioned his senior strategist David Plouffe, who led Obama’s 2008 race, as an example of who could help.

The Biden campaign and Obama’s spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment from the Washington Post. However, Obama has long worried about Donald Trump’s political strength and warned earlier this year that he could be a more formidable challenger than many Democrats realize. He is not only concerned by Biden’s weak polling number but also by the effectiveness of his unorthodox campaign structure. Biden’s campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodrigues is based in the campaign’s headquarters in Wilmington. At the same time, the top aides – Anita Dunn, Jen O’Malley Dillon, Mike Donilon, and Steve Ricchetti work from the White House, which means that all important decisions need to go through the White House first.

Some Democrats raised their concerns that the campaign may not be able to immediately respond to fast-moving developments. David Axelrod, the former senior presidential advisor, said on Friday that while he cannot comment on Obama’s discussions with Biden, each president approaches his reelection differently. Back in November, Axelrod suggested that Biden should consider dropping out of the 2024 race. Biden’s support rating hit a record low before the year’s end with just 38% of voters approving his performance, according to the polls recently conducted by the Washington Post. Voters, including a majority of Democrats, are particularly concerned about Biden’s age as well as his handling of the Israel-Hamas war.

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Weird story. Was he afraid they’d take his powers away? He was in the ICU for four days, but the latest pieces just say “hopitalized”.

Criticism Over Secrecy of Pentagon Chief’s Hospitalization Mounts (Sp.)

There has been a growing wave of censure over the secrecy that has surrounded the hospitalization of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The Pentagon has been slammed for concealing 70-year-old Austin’s condition for four days after he was admitted on January 1 to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over “complications following a recent elective medical procedure.” No details have been released as to what the procedure was or what complications ensued. In an effort to smooth the situation over, Lloyd Austin himself released a statement on Saturday taking “full responsibility” for not divulging his condition earlier. “I am very glad to be on the mend and look forward to returning to the Pentagon soon. I also understand the media concerns about transparency and I recognize I could have done a better job ensuring the public was appropriately informed. I commit to doing better,” Austin said, adding: “But this is important to say: this was my medical procedure, and I take full responsibility for my decisions about disclosure.”

However, the statement did little to quell the disapproval. “When one of the country’s two National Command Authorities is unable to perform their duties, military families, Members of Congress, and the American public deserve to know the full extent of the circumstances,” said Senator Roger Wicker, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the aforementioned committee, said that Austin “must address promptly” why the White House wasn’t informed of his hospitalization until later. The Pentagon Press Association underscored in a letter to the Defense Department that has been shared with the media that amid the current global tensions, it was “particularly critical for the American public to be informed about the health status and decision-making ability of its top defense leader.”

According to the nonprofit Military Reporters and Editors (MRE), the decision to keep the hospitalization under wraps for days was “in the worst traditions of obfuscation and opacity.” “This is a violation of the intent and spirit of the Pentagon’s own Principles of Information, and it fails to meet the standards of public disclosure for senior government officials unable to exercise their duties,” MRE said in a statement. On January 4, the Defense Department spokesperson Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder announced that Lloyd Austin had been hospitalized since New Year’s Day, with his deputy, Kathleen Hicks, taking over some of his duties. On January 5, Austin reportedly resumed full duties while still remaining in hospital.

However, the hospitalization was purportedly kept secret even from senior Pentagon officials and congressional lawmakers until Ryder’s press release. The “vast, vast majority of leaders were unaware,” one US official was cited as saying. When questioned why it took days for the Pentagon to notify the public about Austin’s hospitalization, Ryder said: “This has been an evolving situation in which we had to consider a number of other factors.” He added that Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks was “prepared to act for and exercise the powers of the Secretary, if required.”

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“..I was being indicted so fast we didn’t know where in the hell they were coming from. If I flew over a blue state, the next day I’d get served with a subpoena..”

Trump Says He Has ‘More Indictments Than Al Capone’ (RT)

Former US President Donald Trump has dismissed the multiple criminal cases against him, telling supporters that he’s been prosecuted more harshly than infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone. He made his comments at a rally in Iowa ahead of the first contest of the election year. “I’ve got more indictments than Al Capone, did you ever hear of Al Capone?” Trump asked supporters in Mason City on Friday. “The great Alphonse Capone…but I’ve got it worse than Al Capone and he’s about as bad as you get,” he continued. “This was never in my plan…I was being indicted so fast we didn’t know where in the hell they were coming from. If I flew over a blue state, the next day I’d get served with a subpoena,” he exclaimed, to laughter from the crowd.

With eleven months to go until the 2024 presidential election, Trump is facing more than 90 criminal counts in two federal cases – concerning his alleged instigation of the January 2021 riot on Capitol Hill and his alleged mishandling of classified documents – as well as two state-level cases and a multitude of civil suits. He has dismissed the federal indictments as a “pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election.” Trump held two rallies in Iowa on Friday, during which he implored residents of the Hawkeye State to turn up at next week’s Republican caucuses and support his bid for the presidency. The Iowa caucuses are the first contest of the primary season, and recent polling shows him with a commanding 32-point lead over his nearest Republican rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Nevertheless, Trump urged his supporters not to get complacent. “Bad things happen when you sit back,” he said, adding that “you have to get out and vote because it sets the tone. It even sets the tone, frankly, for November.”

Hours before Trump spoke in Iowa, President Joe Biden delivered a speech of his own in Pennsylvania, in which he claimed that American democracy was “nearly lost” when Trump’s supporters rioted at the Capitol three years ago. Trump argued that Biden is the real “threat to democracy,” citing the indictments against him and the harsh sentences handed down to non-violent participants in the Capitol riot. “Joe Biden’s record is an unbroken streak of weakness, incompetence, corruption, and failure,” Trump told the crowd at the first rally of the evening. “That’s why Crooked Joe is staging his pathetic fearmongering campaign event in Pennsylvania today.” Despite the Biden campaign’s efforts to frame the 2024 election as a referendum on democracy itself rather than on his own record, most recent polls show the incumbent Democrat losing to Trump.

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Where the Clintons typically find their money.

Epstein, Clintons, Zelenska & Cash (Sp.)

Unsealed court filings over accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein named over a hundred of rich and powerful people connected to the billionaire pedophile — including former US President Bill Clinton and his aide Doug Band. Ironically, back in 2003, Doug Band helped kick off now-famous Clinton Foundation international initiatives with the aim of rehabilitating Bill’s post-presidential image, marred by sex scandals, and turning the ex-president into “the world’s philanthropist in chief,” writes Vanity Fair. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), one of the foundation’s international projects, was supposedly started in league with Jeffrey Epstein — who died in Manhattan jail in 2019 while awaiting trial — late in 2004-early in 2005, according to Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst who has been investigating the Clinton Foundation’s alleged fraud for several years.

Ortel said the Clinton Foundation and its numerous offshoots were nothing but a vehicle to transform the once-broke presidential family into mega-multi-millionaires and help their associates to get rich too. The Wall Street analyst is highly skeptical about the Clintons’ new joint endeavor with the Zelenskys, who have also been mired in corruption allegations. “By the time Hillary Clinton commenced work with Ukraine’s First Lady, the Clinton family had more than twenty years of experience breaking key charity laws, especially in New York City and State which, to date, have targeted Donald Trump and his family for charity frauds, but allowed Clinton charity frauds to expand in scope, scale, and international breadth,” Ortel told Sputnik. “In fact, ‘Clinton Global Initiative’ and ‘The Clinton Foundation’ have not complied with laws concerning ‘public charities’,” the Wall Street analyst continued. “These laws require that such entities be controlled by truly independent boards of directors, bar creation of ‘private gain’ through their operation, and forbid partisan political activities.”

The Zelenska Foundation was founded in 2022 with the declared aim of attracting foreign businesses, funds and donors to “restore Ukraine’s human capital”. The Foundation’s public launch took place on September 22, 2022 at a charity event in New York during the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. The event was attended by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, then-British foreign secretary James Cleverly, actor Matt Damon and “a wide circle of diplomats and businessmen”, according to the Ukrainian president’s official website. Around that time Hillary Clinton started wooing the Ukrainian first lady, who received the Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for exceptional leadership in December 2022 and the 2023 Clinton Global Citizen Award in September 2023. Hillary and Olena’s partnership, which started in 2022, resulted in the CGI Ukraine Action Network announced by the Clintons in September 2023, according to The Independent.

Ortel noted that the Clintons have a long record of collaborating with the Ukrainian elites, including oligarch Viktor Pinchuk and his wife Olena — daughter of former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma. Like Zelenskaya, Olena launched a foundation, this one to raise funds to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine, and cooperated closely with the Clintons. Her husband is well known as one of the most generous donors to Clinton charities. “The Clinton family began operating in association with various persons in Ukraine by 2003 even though the original purported Clinton charity – The William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation never legitimately obtained approvals to operate outside Little Rock, Arkansas for any charitable purposes other than housing Presidential Records for Bill Clinton’s period as President (20 January 1993 through 20 January 2001) and allowing interested parties to perform research on these records at the Presidential Center,” explained Ortel.

“Without complying with applicable state, federal and foreign laws, Bill Clinton and his cohort of co-conspirators then ostensibly raised money for a raft of ‘charitable’ projects, including in Ukraine, for which there has never been proper accounting. If Ukraine maintains legal records on charities (an open question), there should be filings available to investigators that might allow authorities to compare claims made by Bill Clinton concerning his work there with apparent legal reality,” he continued. According to Ortel, “as during the Clinton years as Secretary of State, there is no oversight of monies flowing towards Ukraine from donors who believe they might be helping Ukraine repel Russia’s special military operation.”

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“..conspiracy theorists continue to wonder if Epstein was murdered..”

Epstein Invoked Fifth Amendment 600 Times in 2016 Testimony (Sp.)

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein invoked the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution about 600 times in 2016 while testifying for a sexual abuse lawsuit filed by one of his victims, Virginia Giuffre, according to a court filing. The Fifth Amendment states that a person has the right against self-incrimination. Epstein’s reluctance to testify against his longtime associate, Ghislaine Maxwel, was revealed during Friday’s filing in Manhattan federal court involving a new batch of unsealed documents related to the billionaire financier’s sexual abuse of teenage girls. According to the court filing, Epstein routinely answered “Fifth” to about 500 substantive questions posed by Giuffre’s attorneys during a September 2016 deposition.

In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution. The 66-year-old billionaire financier was later released under a plea deal, only to be charged with sex trafficking in July 2019. In August of that year, he was found dead in his New York City jail cell, with officials declaring his death a suicide. The cause of his death remains controversial, however, as conspiracy theorists continue to wonder if Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against his high-profile friends, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew.

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“..he has given me back my dignity. He has been a brother to me…”

Hunter Biden’s ‘Sugar Brother’ Kevin Morris Plots Gauzy Documentary On First Son

First son Hunter Biden’s so-called “sugar brother,” Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris, is backing a soft-focus documentary on the disgraced and indicted presidential offspring. While the first son’s life as viewed through his now-infamous laptop resembles a Quentin Tarantino film — with plenty of not-so-tasteful nudity — the untitled Morris project would show a more gentle Hunter “painting, selling his art, raising his son, and navigating everyday life as a sober adult with ongoing criminal investigations and in the crosshairs of [former President Donald] Trump and his supporters,” the Los Angeles Times credulously reported this week. A film crew has been trailing Hunter, 53, for years and was most recently spotted recording the first son publicly defying a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee to sit for a deposition Dec. 13.

The Post has also noted the presence of cameras around the Biden scion, including when Hunter cozied up to one of our reporters at a December 2022 showing off his surprisingly pricey work at Soho’s Georges Berges gallery. The crew also popped up at the same gallery in the fall of 2021, at the very first public showing by the world’s most well-compensated amateur artist. Morris even took his cameras all the way to Serbia, where the crew crashed the set where filmmaker Phelim McAleer was shooting “My Son Hunter,” a flick mocking the Biden family that was distributed by Breitbart in September 2022. The Ireland-born McAleer told the LA Times he allowed Morris and his crew to film on their set for a few days and even went out to dinner with his adversary. At one point, the director said, Morris began asking him questions along the lines of “What was the history of the laptop? What did I know about the history of the laptop?”

“He was out there looking for information and evidence for his client while he was pretending to be something he was not,” McAleer claimed. There is no current release date for the flick, but if it ever does show up at a theater or streaming service near you, it may be among the costliest openings in history. Morris, of the powerhouse entertainment law firm Barnes & Morris — now known as Yorn Levine Barnes Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman after he left the practice in 2021— made his bones repping “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone before cultivating a client list for the firm that included Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson and Will Ferrell. Professional expertise and political opportunity converged when Morris met Hunter at a November 2019 Southern California fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden.

Over the following three years, according to IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler, Morris gave Hunter $4.9 million — covering expenses including overdue tax bills, legal fees, housing, and car payments. At least one loan to Hunter from Morris, for at least $1.2 million in 2020, carried interest and requires repayment beginning in 2025. Vexed by an onslaught from federal prosecutors and congressional Republicans, the younger Biden has stepped up the public defenses of his conduct over recent months. He sued Ziegler and another IRS whistleblower, Gary Shapley, in September, accusing them of trying to “target and “embarrass” him.

Hunter has also repeatedly and petulantly accused the GOP of weaponizing his drug and alcohol addiction and other personal struggles. The friendship with Morris — who has his own history of alcohol addiction and also grew up in an Irish-Catholic family outside of Philadelphia — appears part of the first son’s own spin on rehabilitation. “I don’t know where I would be if not for Kevin,” Hunter Biden told the LA Times. “And I don’t mean just because he has loaned me money to survive this onslaught, I mean because he has given me back my dignity. He has been a brother to me.

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Word for word. Does the Biden Admin follow Babylon Bee?

The article is Babylon Bee, Jul 27, 2022 : “‘You Can’t Be Pro-Insurrection And Pro-American,’ Says President Of Nation Founded By An Insurrection”

When Satire Beats You By 18 Months

The president shot back at what he called “Super Duper Ultra MAGA Turbo Titans” Monday as he claimed “you can’t be pro-insurrection and pro-American” despite being the commander in chief of a nation founded by an insurrection. “Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson calling for the blood of tyrants? What if John Adams refused to pledge fealty to King George? England would’ve nuked us to oblivion. It would’ve been total malarkey anarchy!” said the unblinking Biden, unflinching in the face of a citizenry increasingly questioning whether he is fit to be president.

“Look, here’s the deal, these Capitol insurrectioneserutes are traitors to American ideals because they wanted to challenge the results of an election,” Biden confirmed. “I know this for a fact because a traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.” “We saw what happened,” he continued, referring to the events of January 6. “Law enforcement agencies were speared with terrorist javelins dripping in blood, surrounded by carnage.” “These are all things that actually happened that I am not making up,” he added. At publishing time, White House officials had advised the president to stop saying “we saw what happened” in regards to the January 6 capitol riots because he keeps describing events that never took place.

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    Rembrandt van Rijn An Old Scholar Near a Window in a Vaulted Room 1631   • In a World Fraught With War and Danger… Signs of Hope (SCF Op-ed) • Is
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle January 7 2024]

    #149886
    aspnaz
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    Dr D Rich said

    “One”. “Nazi”. “Jews”. “Israelis”. “Palestinians”

    The real list reads as follows:

    “One” : “One”
    “Nazi” : “Ukrainian, German and Prussian (redundant) Nazi”
    “Jews” : “Ukrainian/Kazarian, same place”
    “Israelis” : “Ukrainian/Kazarian, same place but not transposed to Palestine”
    “Palestinians” : “Descendants of the Israelites, God’s chosen people”

    Funny how the world changes and the corrupt power mongers change the meanings of words, but just can’t let the original meaning die as it gives them POWER over the sheep. That power is currently murdering the descendents of the Israelites, God’s chosen people, and the modern Jews and modern Chritsians (has there ever been a dumber group) support it.

    #149887
    EoinW
    Participant

    Obama warns Biden? Isn’t that like Edgar Bergen scolding Charlie McCarthy?

    #149888
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Debt roll for 2024 isn’t $6 Trillion, my mistake. It’s $7 Trillion.

    This is from a bunch of trash Powell took from the banks at $1/par for 1 year only, and comes due in March. So…we can’t finance what we have, the Fed can’t cover it, and you’re going to add a TRILLION of trash paper from the banks on that. Which if they take back as agreed every one will be insolvent? Huh.

    Okay, how about this: Powell as Federal Reserve HAS to float the debt. He also HAS TO save the banking system, those are his mandates. He also can’t be blamed by the general public because they’ll hang him AND the Fed, but it’s okay to be blamed by insiders who know. So…he set this all up last YEAR, which certainly had no solution. AND they’re an election coming on and he’ll be seen as partisan, or needs to give Biden everything he wants.

    See it yet? All these things converge shortly, the dollar continues repudiated, the rates rise, Biden calls, says “I NEED TO WIN AN ELECTION: NOW LOWER RATES!!!” and he just prints all the money. Why? Okay, Boss, Because they said so! It’s right there in the mandate. He WARNED Biden, he WARNED Congress in every possible way. But it’s in the mandate. If they say print $200 Billion a year before the election and hand it to Ukraine, he does it. If push comes to shove, he has to re-inflate.

    And boy howdy, will he. The American people still think there’s inflation while the Fed Pinatas think it’s “contained”. Expectations are contained. Subprime is contained, Nasdaq is contained. Can he get the hyperinflation to top out the week of the election? I mean, he’s good, but is it all THAT good? Well, every condition is there, and he’s got plenty of time.

    It took 200 years to get the first $700B and we just printed that in ONE DAY. $1B an HOUR. $36 Trillion with $1T interest payments, nobody has the slightest concern. Uh-huh. Well we the PEOPLE do. They’re not fools. And unlike Inflation, HYPER Inflation is a social event, not a “monetary” one. It’s a repudiation of the currency and a collapse of faith in government. Anything like that been going around lately? Like, reasons to not have “Full faith” in our governing class?

    Epstein’s brother, new angle to keep it in the news. Armstrong has the case though, because he was there and knows those particular cells well: those are the cells they put you in if they plan to kill you. That is, THEY’VE DONE THIS BEFORE. Many, many, many times. In Armstrong’s case they “Left the door to his cell open.” Uh-huh. I’m sure that happens all the time! Gosh, you left that gates open to Alcatraz again???? Now the cat got out! https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/conspiracy/the-epstein-interview/

    Maybe someone should look into how many “Accidents” have happened in those six cells over the years.

    Speaking of planning, I’m quite sure you’re right Haley is a candidate because of Plan B: the House picks the President, but the Senate picks the Vice President. OR they – Republican billionaires, say the Hampton Boyz, think they can get Haley in as straight VP like they did Pence. Ugh. But Luongo was saying with Dimon promoting her, there’s a rally ‘round choice to “select” her as the forced thing. That seems like a no, but that was how it WAS done until recently. That’s how Pappa Bush got in, and Ronnie had an “Accident”…from one of Bush’s family friends. For example. I think they’re all dreadful and it makes me sick to look at them. Well…Republicans, I guess.

    Not sure why it took so long to catch up to Blinken and his connections – or worse, his father said they were Globalists, and proud, and planned specifically to merge Corporation and State into a supranational where Corporations were senior. Directly TO CONGRESS. Then did it. Let’s not let a day go by without mentioning this.

    “Blinken is not going to do that. He is a diehard Zionist.”

    I don’t know if he cares at all about Zion. They’re not actually religious. He’s just K-Pop mafia, which wants to take over the other mafias called “Nations”, just as all living organisms unfold their inner nature. All “living” things grow and expand until stopped. And Mafias too, just turned out it wasn’t the Yakuza, wasn’t the Chechens this time. So don’t kid yourself has anything to do with prophets, religions, books, colors or anything. It about POWER. When you discard the religion thing and follow that, the world comes into a final focus and stays there.

    “The empire is going down screaming and kicking.
    This would account for the mainspring of tensions and conflict in today’s world.”

    We can of course, just withdraw to our present power and heal. Why don’t we? Well, you tell me. The present Generals who set up “America First” had only and exactly this plan. They’re not handing the world away and wanted probably more weapons and more men, more conflicts … but those conflicts would be to defend the US and not be overextended. And what happened to them, to say “Boss, we’ve gone too far, we need to pull back and regroup, and that might be a 5-10 year task, in addition, we are losing our base of support with the people, the law, the manufacturing, and conscription.”

    Well, as an opener, they downed a plane full of generals. Then they purged the ranks. Then they demanded we fight a war 10,000 miles away with no additional support, no additional battalions, and no State Department. They then got support by activating the National Guard non-stop for 10 years, and setting up Gitmo and Abu Garib. Yay! Say the people: I wanna be a soldier now fer sure.

    …So the ARMY can know. Even some of the GENERALS aren’t complete butt-sucking pinheads and can both know and do something serious about it. BUT: But this is what happens with the Civilian Side, the “Senate” when Rome is told to reduce and regroup. And it’s not crazy: ALL military actions take ground and ALWAYS regroup. They wax and wane slightly of course and if you are set upon, you fall back to the next line, dig in, then plan and throw forces back later. That is, this is a daily thing. At some point the Binkens of the world say no, “I want ALL the Oompa-Loompas and MOAR”? Like Ze, they say we fight every inch if it take every man, even if there is no military or tactical reason at all? Like Hitler in the famous movie bunker scene?

    Yes. That is how they act EMOTIONALLY.

    So why didn’t we do this? Divert Thucydides Trap? It’s not a trap. And we did. But this is what happened when the worker bees – even up to a very high level – tried to get it done. And why? Not because of “Empire” because like Rome, they were “Empire” for centuries. Not “why does it fall?” but “Why did it fall THEN?” It doesn’t have to fall because for the whole 100 years for us we could have pulled back, we could have acted like this, overreached and refused to withdraw. Why NOW? At some point, there is a condition where people of no competency get into power over the people with competency. That’s called “Corruption.” And they are not JUST corrupt, like Clinton, but SO corrupt, so incompetent that they no longer can even tell what competency is and that they lack it. That the worker bees around them have it. That’s called “Insanity”.

    THEN when America First Generals tell them – as they are no friends of mine – “Sure we’re happy to fight Iraq, kill all the brown people, steal all the money and bring it home – that’s our day job — but we need to do 1, 2, and 3 first.” And the insane incompetents say “No”. And even kill them, fire them, round them up and jail them instead. Instead of just demonstrating “Competency” and “Rationality” and doing the required 1, 2, and 3 because that would mean they get an Oompa Loompa, but they don’t get him NOWWWWWW.

    And so here we are. They’re still rounding up, jailing, and firing every “Competent” worker bee they can find. It’s going about as well as you’d expect.

    “War cabinet minister Benny Gantz says he supports the Israeli Army Chief of Staff’s call for an investigation”

    Of course, that’s who Benny Gantz is, as we saw when this started, and that’s we me knowing almost nothing about it.

    “ Retired US General on Why American Army Numbers Smallest Since 1940 (Sp.)

    Again, Time moves ever on. The Population of the U.S. was 134 Million in 1940. So we would need a military twice the 1940 number? That is, our military is roughly half what it was. There are other factors – we need less men, we were in a world war — but that sets the tone.

    It’s very easy to see that the military issue right now is straight sabotage. You sit in the chair and have some requirements for many, many tasks. Maybe transgender is one of them. But recruitment is another. And you picked Transgender, priority #36,749 over recruitment, priority #12. When it was brought to your attention by the competent, you doubled down on it publicly, so it can’t be an oversight or accident. They tell you, “If you do this, sir, we won’t have a military at all” and they answered, “Fine.” I can’t tell you WHY they sabotaged, but it’s pretty clear I could prove in a court there IS sabotage.

    So adding, if I’m on the outside and annoyed about your trans, vax behavior, I want to jump in under an officer corps who is openly and directly sabotaging? Both the Army AND my country? No, and not for that, but because I’ll be in constant conflict with them, and apparently they’ll have me arrested because – treasonous sabotage, duh. Pass. This goes up the chain to the political side, the demographics, the will, to either approve of this or take action to stop it. Until that happens, I have no support from my higher-ups, which is a situation every one of us finds ourselves in when we go to work at an average corporation, except we won’t be shot or arrested.

    “Zelensky Punishes Men and Women Who Refuse Draft (Kominyenko)

    I guess we all get to see the weird things that happen during a collapse in real time right now. This is tragic. Don’t be the last guy to take a bullet in the war. But that’s actually the most dangerous time. The most U.S. troops were lost after the war was over and we were near Berlin. Why?

    Because if you’re the average guy, if you’re anybody, everybody ELSE is so antsy, they figure THEY will get shot if they don’t shoot YOU, and you’re getting shot because “they suspected you were a spy because you didn’t fight hard enough”. That’s how things get. So then 50-50, YOU go out and do reckless stuff so you don’t get shot…and get shot for it. It’s all emotional, it’s all pointless, and it’s all insanity.

    Again, if Ukraine wasn’t made of morons they tell jokes about THERE ARE PATHS to make and keep yourself a country. Still are, always will be. But you have to not act like this, shoot all your own guys and march them into minefields while buying palatial homes in Miami and Paris. Duh. That’s not a high bar. They can’t do that, so they lost and won’t have a country. What do you want from me about it?

    “during a previously unreported private lunch at the White House in recent months, the Washington Post reported”

    Why am I reading this now, or at all? WaPo is reporting Biden will definitely lose? Does that seem plausible? No, so why are they admitting it?

    “Back in November, Axelrod suggested that Biden should consider dropping out of the 2024 race”

    Which leaves Kamala…who is apparently so bad and so insane, they don’t trust to have her be actual President for ONE DAY. …Which I agree with actually, she’s capable of anything, for any reason. For the lols. She’s a true psychopath like that. Rounding up Black Kids to sell to prison corporations like a African slavemaster? That’s not a joke, she did that and laughed, went to court to stop them from being freed.

    “In 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution.”

    As everything written is a lie, here’s another lie: charged only with that?? Just like the Clinton foundation only “failed to file some paperwork” while working in complete integration with the Russians? Each level lets Hunter go with “the Minimum”. That becomes “the normal” and they go ape if you do anything remotely accurate, much less average for any other human. Then that gets in the news as “normal” and if you report more, you’re “Attacking” them. This is the pyramid of Diabolic Narcissists. Each person doesn’t want, doesn’t bother, to incur their pointless wrath, and “lets it slide” instead of doing their duty – anywhere near their duty – like they should. So as a whole culture, a whole country, this can happen, and so it does with ever-increasing frequency.

    Then “These incompetents” get into power over the Empire and Overrule the “Competents” when they advise them. As above. The End.

    But as with all of us in average corporations, why would like take it in the shorts if upper management is only going be mad and take out a career-spanning vendetta if a dare even ATTEMPT to do your job correctly? Ask Jb. What makes you do that? You have support, and the support is fairly widespread where the average person says, “Aw, yeah, I guess” when you explain having to hold the line on someone. “That sucks but you did the right thing.” This culture is now leaving the very concept of right and wrong.

    Norway: you can tell they’re being silly since you should walk on TOP of the snow, with skis or something, instead of digging to the ground which will just fill back in. And he wouldn’t fall in. At least get you some snowshoes, looks like you can afford them.

    #149889
    oxymoron
    Participant

    if you feel like listening to the juicy ramblings of a whistleblower – I just discovered Kay Griggs. 7 hours.
    Dirt and names on arms dealers, the bush family, skull and bones, mk ultra, rape, abuse, assassinations.
    Fun for the whole family.
    Battered wives end up tough as fuck in some cases – Kay was one of em RIP

    #149890
    tboc
    Participant

    Aspnaz until you include the Great Schism and the resulting centuries of brutality in your equations they will be falsifiable. Go inside any Roman Catholic parish today and you will find western culture among the parishoners. Look a little deeper and you will find those who Know the Good Shepherd and are Known by the Good Shepherd. I say this to you as a heretic, excommunicado. My abhorence for the Vatican has nothing at all to do with the Words Writ in Red or the human beings who live under the Easy Yoke and the Light Burden.

    Western Culture has not fully entered into adolescence and that is readily apparent to all of the societies within the ancient cultures. The Vatican is a State. The Vatican is and remains the purpose of the Great Schism. The Vatican, donning a Harry Potter’s magic cloak and proceeding under the illusion of truth, allied itself with the Monarchies of Western Europe. Among the dumb you deride are those who still believe in the Enlightenment. Take a moment and look at the dates of the Spanish Inquisition and the terror inflicited on the populace of Southern and Western Europe and then look to the dates of the Enlightenment. Explain how one of the greatest of heresies fully blossomed in the midst of the Terror of the Inquistion. The modern managerial class for the continuance of empire was being created. Look at the palace intriques and the murders and assasinations of clerics in the lead up to and during the Reformation. The enlightened got a Get Out of Jail Free Card and $200.00 as they passed Go. There has never been a free press and history has been written by those who control the press. Those who continue to believe the cockamammy history presented as the true story of Western Europe have to be among the dumbest in history.

    Those who cannot do, those who have no concept of the struggle to be humane beings, have always resorted to violence. Throughout human history violence has always failed, locally. The time has come where violence in pursuit of petty gains will fail globally. Those who cannot or will not do, will not be fully human and humane, will be swept aside. The fools, the ignorant, the dumb group are not to be found in the pews inside the Christian churches. The dumbest group are the ones who believe there will never be A Day or An Hour and that the most base of human characteristics will win the day eternally. Empires fall. That is a historically accurate statement that cannot be falsified. The dumbest group are the ones who cannont and WILL not see this current empire is falling and will destroy itself.

    Those who cannot see that symbiotic cooperation is the foundation of life on our home planet are willfully blind. Those who continue to follow the shallow thinking of those who might be represented by Machiavelli and Darwin, both products and proponents of empire, will continue on their path to destruction.

    ask not who the bell tolls for

    #149891
    tboc
    Participant

    and now for the Jew haters

    the total world population identifying as Jewish is 15.2 million persons.
    the combined population of western Europe and the United States is 546 million persons.

    if 546 million persons are getting their ass whipped by 15.2 million persons, the 546 million deserve a Major Ass Whippin. openly receiving and accepting an ass whippin and crying about it in public is just not a good look. I have an acronymn for this type of person SDWB. (Short Dick White Boy)

    and from this vantage point it appears that 561 million persons are in line for a Major Ass Whippin. i will take my share of the ass whipping as the cost of association with my society of SDWBs.

    now back to the regularly scheduled programming

    #149892
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Kay Griggs: but nobody knew nothin’. There were no warnings and we only found out now.

    She may have been at the peak of this, where it had got so large under Pappa Bush that it wasn’t a hidden minority anymore, but the minority thousand were contacting thousands of average Americans who were like, “Holy #$@&, we have to figure out a response to this.” And for them, like first: “Is this real? Who’s in on it? How far does it go?” A. Jones appears, after a certain comedian disappears in a state with no death certificates.

    When you find out who and how deep, then you go, hey, maybe we shouldn’t rush, but we’d better be really f’n careful. Half of us are going to have to stay IN and be double agents, crime informers, watching this horror all day, participating, which ain’t great. But it’s a K-Mafia. How do you bring down mafias? Ask Guilani and Trump. They did it to NY in that same time. So Trump had to be squeaky clean, but they done it all before.

    What did you THINK they were going to do? Stand up like Kennedy, point right at them and declare you were going to kill them all and scatter their body parts to the winds? I think we were past that.

    That’s why when this happens…and it does…the only thing that matters is “What’s in your Heart?” If you’re a double-agent, informing for 12 years now, getting rich by it, watching torture, assassinations around you, grabbing your neighbor’s daughter to rape at 14 to make a POINT about POWER to that family and the rest of you. You can just say “Hey, I give up: the good guys got nothin’. I’ll just take the money and have a good time.” Stop fighting, risking. Float.

    Apparently they didn’t. Apparently our hearts collectively said we’re still fighting. Inside, up there, and outside, down here. Never not fighting.

    Now Israel is outed. Awww. Too bad so sad. Well, bad luck just happens sometimes I guess. Must be when there are no good guys, right?

    #149893
    Dr. D
    Participant

    tboc: Word.

    Except one thing that’s worse: it’s not “The Jews”: 99% of them are just “Sum Yung Guy”. It’s <1% of that.

    So it’s not 15M but 1Million, maybe as few as 1,000? Yeah, I dunno what to say to you guys: just say NO. Get another job. Throw your fast food wrappers at them until they are crushed by your barely-functional indifference. If you can’t even do that, what can I say?

    We name like 5-10 guys every day. They committed crimes, Go remove them. This is what I mean by the spell of “Authority”, false “Appeal to Authority”. How about just “No”? No you can do what you want but nobody will obey your stupid orders so you can sit in a corner babbling? STOP OBEYING ORDERS. STOP “Doing what you’re told.” Jesus, so easy. Be a cabbie or something if you have to, but just stop. THEY have no power. THEY have no power without you. Stop giving them their power.

    #149894
    poppie
    Participant

    I cant wait for them to put their heads in their hands at my next minority report when I say “so incompetent that they no longer can even tell what competency is and that they lack it.”

    #149895
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “Few people understand what the war in Ukraine means for big business.”

    JFK Jr

    News Flash

    Few people in the West seem to understand there will be no “Ukraine” when the dust settles.

    That’s right

    Russia is going for UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER

    No “negotiations”

    Just complete Western capitulation.

    The West gets Nothing from the Ukraine Project accept a bag of dust.

    The parts of Ukronaziland that are not reabsorbed back into Mother Russia will be tossed like table scraps to the Poles, Hungarians, Slovaks, and Romanians who will gobble them up like starving street dogs.

    The NeoConJobs get nada, just TOTAL humiliation on the World Stage.

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    #149896
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Blinken >>>Daddy>>>Maxwell>>>Maxwell>>>Epstein>>>Clinton>>>Clinton

    The Front and the C*nt

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    #149897
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The Secretary of Defense should have no secrets from his Commander in Chief. None. The President should be kept fully informed in advance of absolutely everything concerning the Secretary of Defense that could possibly have any bearing whatsoever on the Security of the nation.

    Furthermore, the Secretary of Defense must have no intention NOR ABILITY to keep such secrets.

    Therefore, Lloyd Austin must be fired from his posts and investigated and prosecuted for each and every illegal thing that he did (and ordered others to do) in keeping secret from the Office of the President Austin’s three days absence from post. All of those subordinates and collaborators who assisted him in that crime must also be summarily suspended from all posts and investigated and if convicted then imprisoned for their roles in that crime.

    What Austin did is the most serious known crime of treasonous dereliction of duty and malfeasance in office that borders extremely closely to the crime of attempting the illegal overthrow of the Government of the United States, and betrayal of his oath to protect the Constitution and the nation.

    Seriously, fellow citizens. The Secretary of Defense has just openly confessed to a coups d’etat. If he is NOT immediately removed and punished then such an omission of justice would the de facto acknowledgement that Austin holds himself as senior to the Commander In Chief, and is in that case the RULER of the armed forces and nation itself, SUBORDINATE TO NO ONE OTHER THAN HIMSELF.

    I can scarcely believe that the man is still walking around freely. Looks like the Coups was 100% effective. We are now OFFICIALLY ended as a nation under the auspices of a legitimate Constitution.

    No holds barred now. We have entered the phase of dissolution in which the ONLY RULE OF LAW that exists in America comes down to simply being whatever you can get away with.

    #149898
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Dmitry Orlov explains Amerikan Democracy!

    “The Democrat Party is not a Party, it’s a ‘non profit corporation…..it’s a private corporation, it’s not public…..run by jews….”

    #149899
    Noirette
    Participant

    On: RT, Trump talks like a Nazi – prev. https://shorturl.at/deAR8

    Lies (“insurrection”), smears (“insults women”), call it libel / slander etc., and blatant pop ops. — e.g. pix of Trump that one sees on a Goog search, are all standard.

    Add in law-fare on all fronts (Stormy Daniels… I remember being in school train going up to N Switz., Vallorbe, snow all round, and the screen in the train showed news about that lady .. heh ..)

    re. -> financial dealings, personal dealings, alleged roles in whatever, etc. to hopefully make him withdraw / kick him off the ballot / make him so disreputable, disgusting, that ppl can’t vote for him. Say.

    The last doesn’t work, but it has to be done, as Dem. voters, enthusiasts, adherents, dependents (dollars), must be kept on board, corralled; the vilification has to continue, even expand, otherwise ppl might stop to think about policies, the future of the US, etc.

    Maybe 60 .. years ago Trump would just have been shot. Hard to compare, as much has changed since then. The divide-to-rule via propaganda schemes has reached levels so extreme that there is *risk* of devastating civil disturbance in the US.

    Plus, the myth of ‘democracy’ (votes not tallied, faked, Diebold to the rescue, more..) as an arbitrator that translates public opinion into Gvmt. policies has to be upheld, so there NEEDS to be two pol. parties, opponents, a kind of fight on the ground for the minds: Ppl have to take sides. Trump plays a role in that scenario, killing him off would be crass, risky, and destructive of the overall script, as it is presented.

    #149900
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @tboc

    Well put. I 100% agree with what you declared in your comment.

    #149901
    Oroboros
    Participant

    South African, which has real Bona Fides in Apartheid, has put Israel in the cross-hairs with the ICJ Genocide Case.

    Israhell is trying to kill the case.

    That’s how they think

    Kill everything and the problem goes away.

    South Africa seems to be the only one in the world who grew a spine

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    #149902
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Lloyd “Affirmative Action” Austin needs to bromance with his homey Rep Bowman in Congress

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    #149903
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    Not too fond of Whitey, tboc? Pointing out the source of Evil is just stating a fact, like 110 follows 109.

    #149904
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Maine has gone Full Orwell Woketard

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    The New Face of Fascism

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    #149905
    zerosum
    Participant

    Key Words/concepts

    friendly fire.
    witness to the demise of the Western order.
    There is always a hard-bitten struggle to maintain privileges and monopoly control.
    The American empire is cornered by its own corruption and internal crisis.
    bankrupt in every way, financially, morally and politically.
    geopolitical blackmail of the U.S
    the coming structural changes in the U.S. Army
    Join the army and become a legal immigrant
    there is no ‘government’ of the people for the people
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    Lies/BS/Misinformation/Disinformation or the Truth?

    Zelensky punishes men and women who refuse draft as thousands flee Ukraine every day

    Zelensky punishes men and women who refuse draft as thousands flee Ukraine every day

    Date: January 6, 2024
    Author: Editor, cairnsnews
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    First, Make it legal to get rich.
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240106/epstein-clintons–cash-why-zelenska-foundation-is-vehicle-to-divert-aid-to-corrupt-ends-1116016558.html

    The release of the Epstein documents has once again cast shadow over the Clintons and their philanthropic activities — and raised questions about their joint project with Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenskaya in September 2023.
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    #149906
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #149907
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    @aspnaz
    Thanks for the hat tip but those words are directly attributable to The Professor Mearsheimer. Dr D spared JM his insight. So I’m waiting for that…..(burds churp)

    These following things ARE the same:

    Bethesda is now Walter Reed….you read that correctly.

    Murtha’s death via Bethesda-Walter Reed IS STILL a secret like SecDef Austin’s hospitalization via Walter Reed in Bethesda.

      Such in-depth reviews are standard procedure in situations such as Murtha’s surgery, Hernandez said. He added that naval medicine “is continuously monitored.” (((bullshit says retired Navy Captain, physician-surgeon, Marine flight surgeon, USNA distinguished graduate, Court martial judge, class A aviation Mishap investigator,/aeromedical analysis author, combat operations I-MEF, RM investigator for several dozen mishaps in Navy Medicine)))

      Cmdr. Danny Hernandez told The Hill the review has multiple steps including a mortality and morbidity conference; a quality assurance investigation by an uninvolved subject matter expert; a review by a multi- disciplinary patient safety committee; and a consultation with Navy medicine and outside experts as required.

    Navy to review Murtha surgery for error

    Left out of story is Murtha’s personal letter to a certain Navy doctor in which Jack declared his intent to investigate multi-billion dollar corruption in the military medicine’s disability system manifested in the commiseration of Lockheed, QTC and places like Bethesda NMC and Walter Reed. Murtha signed and dated the personal correspondence 2 days before the fateful surgery. They “palliated” Murtha’s family by naming a Walter Reed cancer ward after the deceased congressman. Their cynicism knows no bounds.

    tboc doesn’t expect The Spanish Inquisition in lieu of more white guy bashing…
    Self-gaslighting and follow the leader mentality accounts for most collective stupidity.
    Long ago it was established that 5% buy-in of required to inoculate The Entire Herd to a brainwashing, psychological scheme.

    That’s why Murtha’s murder and SecDef’s secret hospitalization ((botched surgery again??)) serve better as demonstration projects. Indeed many active duty soldiers and marines called for Murtha’s death when he was still alive and at least one Navy Surgeon General advocated for the same.

    #149908
    Dr D Rich
    Participant

    Won’t embed

    #149909
    Oroboros
    Participant

    From Larry Johnson:

    Colonel Jacque Baud, a Swiss officer, a strategic intelligence and a former head of the United Nations peace operations doctrine, is author of a new book, The Russian Art of War: How the West Led Ukraine to Defeat, and presents a detailed breakdown of Ukraine’s hopeless task:

    “The reason the Russians are better than the West in Ukraine is that they see the conflict as a process; whereas we [The West] see it as a series of separate actions.

    The Russians see events as a film.

    The West sees them as photographs.

    They see the forest, while The West focus on the trees.

    That is why we place the start of the conflict on February 24, 2022, or the start of the Palestinian conflict on October 7, 2023.

    We ignore the contexts [that lead to the conflict] that bother us and wage conflicts we do not understand.

    That is why we lose our wars…..”

    Larry:

    “delusional Western analysts, insist the current state of the war is a stalemate.

    (Hahahahahahahahaha)

    How is it a stalemate when Russia is outproducing Ukraine and all of the NATO countries in tanks, artillery shells and drones and is building up its standing Army to the tune of 42,000 men per month?

    While Putin’s war machine is on a roll, Ukraine can’t even come up with a workable plan to conscript new cannon fodder….his ain’t a stalemate…..”

    The Russian Art of War: How the West Led Ukraine to Defeat

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    #149910
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The only thing more pathetic than the simpletons who rattle on fantasizing about ‘negotiations’ with Russia on Ukronaziland are the simpletons who rattle on about ‘building up’ Ukronaziland’s ‘military industrial base’.

    Hahahahahahaha!

    The Russians are giving a front row performance with their massive missile strikes on Nazilensky’s ‘defense plants’ and training facilities and war material storage sites.

    LiesLiesLies

    The Empire of Lies is like a giant life sized replica of the Capitol building made entirely of dried bricks of cow dung.

    Like a cow dung Taj Mahal of corruption and greed.

    Smells funny when it rains but in dry times, the bullshit is extremely flammable and must be treated with caution.

    Hahahahaha

    What a sad excuse for a country.

    The vast army of Duh’merican Soy Boys will soon be replaced with legions of hard core illegal immigrants who grew up in tough circumstances and know how to fight for themselves.

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    Interesting the sad old US Army can’t maintain it’s numbers, by the end of 2023, there will be only 452,000 active-duty soldiers in the US Army, the smallest force since 1940.

    (The Ukronazis managed over 500,000 KIA in two years)

    With MILLIONS of MILITARY aged men flooding across the border per year the Duh’merica military can’t recruit to even replace it’s numbers.

    Sounds like a Plan.

    #149911
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Actual soldiers, loyal to their country, their principles, their faith and their families

    #149912
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Lloyd “Affirmative Action” Austin probably went into Walter Reed for transgender surgery so he could one-up Admiral Rachel Levine.

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    #149913
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    @noirette re: tarnished, vilified

    I’m old enough to have seen Marion Barry smoking crack cocaine with a ‘prostitute’ on the evening news…and go on to win the next mayoral election. He had his warts, but he was doing something the people liked.

    #149914
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Kadyrov:

    Interesting perspective from a Senior Russian Commander

    “They [Nazilensky et Al] can’t be reasoned with, they are carrying out their task and exterminating the male population of Ukraine…..”

    And the other shoe drops….

    “And since Ukrainians are going along with this, we will assist them in completing this task as soon as possible…”

    #149915
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ah, an ‘Influencer’ speaks his mind…..

    Marc Andreessen

    Case study of the problem of AI centralization.

    Hahahahahaha!

    EpsteinGPT has been officially banned. Why?

    HAhahahahahaha!

    PervertpedophileGPT

    (DPAI)

    The Deviant Pathological Artificial Intelligence

    It’s ‘getting hard to keep it up’

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    #149916
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Bret Weinstein, a very brave intelligent man, an his interview with Tucker Carlson

    #149917
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The Great Schism:
    Catholic priests : Pedos, molesters of children.
    Orthodox priests : Married to women, fathers of children.

    #149918
    WES
    Participant

    Clinton crimes:

    Nobody should be surprised by Hillary Clinton’s continuing her criminal ways.
    Afterall she is the daughter of a Chicago crime boss.
    Crime is the only thing she knows how to do.
    Foundations are just a legal tool of crime.

    Rape is all Bill Clinton knows how to do.
    Being a deep state protégé, he has a license to rape to his heart’s content.
    F oundations are just cover for raping.

    Just ask Haiti about the Clinton’s helping.

    #149919
    WES
    Participant

    Obama:

    Obama’s warning to Biden about lack of current re-election efforts, really reflects his concern about Obama losing his 4th term as President.
    “Never under estimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up!” – Obama
    Let us hope so, since Biden’s re-electiin is already in (out of?) the bag.

    Weakening the US military is a key component of Obama’s long term plans for America.
    Driving competent people out of the military and then discouraging competent people from joining the military, is job one for the military.
    So yes, the military is successfully completing this task as ordered.
    All by design.

    #149920
    Dora
    Participant

    Greg Hunter and Mark Crispin Miller on Rumble. Rolling Thunder Global Propaganda

    #149921
    Figmund Sreud
    Participant

    Interesting, proverbial techtonic plates are a-shifting! This is now being even acknowledged by CIA shills such as George Friedman, a former STRTFOR founder, … and currently of https://geopoliticalfutures.com/welcome/

    F.S.

    #149922
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I was fascinated by the marathon length interview of Katherine Pollard Griggs (see comment #149889, above). Did you notice the deep hurt and honest sincerity of her tears when she described her outreach for help in trying to save herself from being killed by the murderers she had been living with for decades? Those were real tears. So where was the deep hurt and honest tears for the people her husband and his perverted buddies had been slaughtering for all those years?

    Bottled up, and capped off by legitimately realistic fears of what would happen to her safe and comfortable physically protected life if she bucked the system that had been giving her all those perks. All of it would be snatched away . . . including her life. Brave lady that she did, eventually, make that choice. Very very brave in many many ways.

    There has never been a shortage of the semi-conscious dissociated “normies” who serve as cover and helpers for the deranged psychopaths/sociopaths who actually execute the antihuman actions are accepted as normal governance by the rest of us. There’s no shortage of psychopaths/sociopaths either. All kinds of crazy shit can be “normalized” for the innocent (but operationally oblivious) “Normal People” who live under the thrall of the crazies, and the crazies themselves actually like it. Between them they construct a bubble of co-dependence that is more or less impervious to outside influences because such outside influences are small and easily ignored. If they become too bothersome they are just as easily killed. I both cases the breach in the bubble is healed and it remains impervious UNLESS too many normies snap out of their trance in too short of a space of a time. Imagine what happens when that happens. That’s what’s happening.

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