Feb 072024
 


Claude Monet Houses of Parliament (Sun Breaking through the Fog) 1904

 

Trump Immunity Denied By DC Appeals Court In Election Case (ZH)
Tucker Carlson Reveals Putin Interview Plans (RT)
Tucker Carlson Reveals Elon Musk’s Putin Interview Pledge (RT)
Tucker Carlson’s Exclusive Interview With Vladimir Putin – Full Transcript (LM)
NYT Fantasy: Germany Gearing Up for Military Confrontation with Russia (PCR)
Biden Threatens To Veto GOP Israel Aid Bill (RT)
Zelensky To Fire His Top General’s Deputies – MP (RT)
Ukraine’s Top General Sparing Neo-Nazis From Frontline Slaughter (RT)
Lvov May Become Ukraine’s New Capital (Sp.)
Sweden To Close Nord Stream Sabotage Probe – German Media (RT)
NYT’s Friedman Hits New Low With Animalization of Arabs, Iranians (Juan Cole)
Western Spin Doctors Dehumanize Select Peoples To Justify War (Bowes)
Gold & Silver Fight Tyranny – Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW)
Why Burn Books When You Can Bury Them? (Turley)
America Is Undergoing Genocide (Paul Craig Roberts)

 

 

 

 

Trump pathetic

 

 

 

 

Tucker RFK
https://twitter.com/i/status/1754923481957871793

 

 

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I’m trying to follow the logic here. It’s not easy.

“..the charges relate to official acts performed while he was president..”

“..”For the purpose of this criminal case, former President Trump has become citizen Trump..”

 

“If POTUS doesn’t have immunity they’ll be incapable of action for fear of future partisan reprisal..”

“Two of the judges on the panel, J. Michelle Childs and Florence Pan, were appointed by President Joe Biden. The third, Karen LeCraft Henderson, was appointed by President George H.W. Bush.”

Trump Immunity Denied By DC Appeals Court In Election Case (ZH)

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Tuesday that former President Trump does not have immunity from prosecution related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. “We have balanced former President Trump’s asserted interests in executive immunity against the vital public interests that favor allowing this prosecution to proceed,” the judges wrote in a 57-page opinion reported by CNBC. “We conclude that ‘[c]oncerns of public policy, especially as illuminated by our history and the structure of our government’ compel the rejection of his claim of immunity in this case,” the judges continue, upholding a trial judge’s previous ruling. Special Counsel Jack Smith brought the election interference case against Trump in US District Court in Washington DC, where the chances of him receiving a fair trial are slim to none.

“Trump is charged in the case with four counts of crimes including conspiracy to defraud the United States and conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. He has pleaded not guilty. Defense lawyers, seeking to dismiss the case, had argued to Judge Tanya Chutkan that Trump has “absolute immunity” from prosecution because the charges relate to official acts performed while he was president. After Chutkan declined to dismiss the charges, Trump’s attorneys brought the immunity argument to the appeals court. That move put the case on hold in Chutkan’s court. -CNBC. Trump’s legal team is expected to quickly ask the Supreme Court to overturn the decision, in which the former president’s legal team put forth three separate immunity arguments “both as a categorical defense to federal criminal prosecutions of former Presidents and as applied to this case in particular.”

“For the purpose of this criminal case, former President Trump has become citizen Trump, with all of the defenses of any other criminal defendant,” wrote the panel. “But any executive immunity that may have protected him while he served as President no longer protects him against this prosecution. “Donald Trump Jr. took to X to rail against the decision, posting: “If POTUS doesn’t have immunity they’ll be incapable of action for fear of future partisan reprisal. That endangers the United States and sets a terrible precedent. If this becomes the norm would a Trump DOJ prosecute Obama for droning an American? If not why not?”

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High expectations..

Tucker Carlson Reveals Putin Interview Plans (RT)

The Ukraine conflict has reshaped the military and economic balance of power around the world but most Americans have no idea because their media has fawned over Vladimir Zelensky and refused to talk to his Russian counterpart, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Tuesday. Carlson, who launched his own network on X (formerly Twitter), posted a short video from Moscow, explaining the logic behind his upcoming interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Most Western media outlets are corrupt and “lie to their readers and viewers,” mainly by omission, Carlson argued. There has been no effort to speak to Putin since the conflict started in 2022, while US outlets have conducted many “fawning pep sessions” posing as interviews with Zelensky, he added.

“That is not journalism. It is government propaganda – propaganda of the ugliest kind, the kind that kills people,” said Carlson. “Because no one has told them the truth,” most people in English-speaking countries are unaware of “history-altering developments,” according to Carlson. “That’s wrong. Americans have the right to know all they can about a war they are implicated in,” he added, noting that freedom of speech is the American birthright that can’t be taken away no matter who sits in the White House. Carlson reminded his viewers that the US government spied on his text messages in 2021, when he attempted to interview Putin. He urged Americans to watch the entire interview on X, which will not be censored or paywalled, and decide for themselves, “like a free citizen, and not a slave.”

Carlson was first spotted in Moscow on Saturday, but has played coy about his plans. Asked about the hysterical calls to have him banned from returning to the US or jailed – advanced by some prominent establishment commentators – he called them “crazy.” The Kremlin has neither confirmed nor denied any plans to have Putin give an interview to Carlson, telling reporters that any such engagements will be announced in the fullness of time. Carlson was the highest-rated evening cable show host in the US when he was fired by Fox last April, without explanation. He has since returned as one of the most popular interviewers on X, the formerly censorious platform Musk bought in 2022.

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“..X has significantly increased its compliance with government content takedown requests since his takeover, honoring 80% of such orders compared to 50% under his predecessors..”

Tucker Carlson Reveals Elon Musk’s Putin Interview Pledge (RT)

Billionaire owner of X (formerly Twitter) Elon Musk has pledged not to censor Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin when it is posted on the platform, the American journalist claimed in a video he posted from Moscow on Tuesday. Carlson has been in Moscow for at least 4 days, sparking rumors that he planned to interview the Russian president. He confirmed his intention in the video, which has received over 260,000 likes. He praised Musk for his pledge “not to block or suppress the interview once we post it on his platform X,” confirming that the video would be available without a paywall to anyone who chose to watch it on the journalist’s own website as well.

“Western governments, by contrast, will certainly do their best to censor this video on other less principled platforms, because that’s what they do – they are afraid of information they can’t control,” the journalist continued, encouraging Americans to watch the interview in order to educate themselves on the “history-altering developments” unfolding in Russia and Ukraine. After assuming control of what was then called Twitter in late 2022, Musk famously partnered with a group of journalists to release internal communications that were widely accepted as proof that multiple US government agencies had been unconstitutionally suppressing the spread of narratives they found undesirable on social media. Musk’s decision to allow numerous prominent banned users back on X – including former US president Donald Trump and, more recently, Infowars host Alex Jones – was praised by free speech advocates, including Carlson.

The former Fox News host launched an independent talk show streaming on X last year after he was unceremoniously fired from hosting the number-one prime-time show in the US for reasons that have still not been made public. While Musk presented himself as a free-speech absolutist when buying the platform, X has significantly increased its compliance with government content takedown requests since his takeover, honoring 80% of such orders compared to 50% under his predecessors, according to a report published last year by tech outlet Rest of World. This has not stopped western governments, including the EU, from demanding he crack down on “disinformation” and “hate speech,” threatening severe penalties for noncompliance.

Like Carlson, Musk has been a vocal advocate for peace in Ukraine, repeatedly warning Washington against provoking a direct conflict with Moscow that could spiral into a third world war. Accordingly, while he provided Ukraine with free access to his company SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service, he has refused to enable the system near Crimea, lest Kiev use it to facilitate attacks on the Russian fleet, arguing in September that to do so would render his company “explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation.”

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From a French-Canadian site. We don’t know the authenticity.

Tucker Carlson’s Exclusive Interview With Vladimir Putin – Full Transcript (LM)

TUCKER: What would you say to the people who run America?
PUTIN: Our message is that Russia is not your enemy. We don’t want war. We are ready for peace. Your leaders seek conflict. This is not what we want. Russia defends its own people. We don’t want what doesn’t belong to us.
TUCKER: Would you like to visit Washington?
PUTIN: Yes, of course. I have already been to the United States. I love visiting and have met every president except Joe Biden. If I was invited, I would go. Yes.
TUCKER: What is your opinion of President Biden?
PUTIN: We are convinced that he does not lead the country. Let’s say we have good sources that confirm this, but obviously everyone can see it for themselves. The United States has now entered a dark period. His leadership is unaccountable.
TUCKER: Do you think Joe Biden won fairly?
PUTIN: I would prefer not to get into US domestic politics, but I will say that my embassy reported that your southern border was better managed than the 2020 elections. (laughter)

TUCKER: US poll shows you more popular than Biden – reaction?
PUTIN: (laughs) I don’t know if this should be taken seriously, but Russian ideals have support. We believe in traditional values; Marriage is between a man and a woman: men are men and women are women.
TUCKER: Who would you like to see as the next president of the United States?
PUTIN: Once again, it is not our place to say or get involved. Contrary to long-standing accusations, we are not interfering in your elections. We don’t need it, because it’s the same people who end up running things anyway.
TUCKER: Why did you invade Ukraine?
PUTIN: Did we invade or were we invaded? Look at the story. Look at the people who live there. Historically, we are the ones who were invaded and are only fighting back now. The lands and people are Russian and we will regain what has always been ours.

TUCKER: How would you feel, lol, if Trump won again?
PUTIN: We had good relations when Mr. Trump was president. There was no war. Our relationships were at a high point. That said, nothing is predictable and the statistics are the same. We’ll have to see.
TUCKER: What do you think of Mr. Zelensky and what would be your message to him?
PUTIN: I remember laughing at his jokes when he was a comedian in Russia. Back to the laughter.
TUCKER: Why is that?
PUTIN: There are strong financial entities that have an interest in keeping us as adversaries. One of your presidents warned against this. We Russians don’t have this problem.

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“The Russian population in Ukraine was suffering persecution, and that is why the Kremlin intervened.”

NYT Fantasy: Germany Gearing Up for Military Confrontation with Russia (PCR)

I forget what year it was that the New York Times ceased being a newspaper and became a shill for the military/security complex. Now the former newspaper has teamed up with German war minister Boris Pistorius and two presstitutes to hype German rearmament to counter the Russian Threat. In one of the silliest articles I have ever read, the NYT reports that Pistorius is warning Germans to prepare for decades of confrontation with Russia and quickly rebuild Germany’s military “in case Vladimir V. Putin does not plan to stop at the border with Ukraine.” Let’s stop here for a minute and remember the Third Reich when Germany was a major military power capable of defeating Poland, France, and Great Britain in a few weeks. Germans were proud and highly motivated, but confrontation with Russia brought a quick end to the Third Reich.

In contrast, today Germany is a deracinated state taught guilt and self-loathing by decades of American and Jewish control over German education and overrun with third world immigrant-invaders. Germany has been an American puppet state since 1945, and is being de-industrialized by American sanctions allegedly aimed at Russia but hitting Germany. The notion that Germany would be capable of confronting Russia militarily is hilarious. Note the assumption that “a newly aggressive Russia” might not stop with Ukraine. As Putin has made clear both with words and by how he has limited Russian military action in Ukraine, Putin’s goal is limited to the previous Russian territories that Soviet leaders placed into the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. The Russian population in Ukraine was suffering persecution, and that is why the Kremlin intervened.

Washington still thinks in 19th century terms that power is gained by the conquest of land. That is not the way Russia and China think. For Russia and China influence is obtained through economic and financial cooperation, not by occupying land or controlling governments. Washington and Israel are the only two militarily aggressive countries in the world. The head of Germany’s intelligence service, Bruno Kahl, is even sillier than the war minister. Kahl said, according to the NYT, “If Ukraine were forced to surrender, that would not satisfy Russia’s hunger for power. If the West does not demonstrate a clear readiness to defend, Putin will have no reason not to attack NATO.”

Clearly, the chief of German intelligence, if it can be called that, has no idea of the dynamics of power. Ukraine is defeated. Russia is not pursuing its advantage. Putin is just sitting there waiting for the realization to soak in. The most preposterous aspect of the NYT’s article is the assumption that “hard power” is military power and that military power is independent of economic power. Germany’s only strength was its economy. Washington has taken that away by blowing up the Nord Stream Pipeline and by forcing Germany to abandon lucrative business deals with Russia. With Germany joining Britain in war talk about Russia, it is Washington pulling the puppet strings. Sooner or later Europeans will figure out that it is NATO, not Russia, that will bring war to Europe.

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“The security of Israel should be sacred, not a political game..”

Funny, I would say that about the children of Gaza. Their lives should be sacred.

Biden Threatens To Veto GOP Israel Aid Bill (RT)

US President Joe Biden has vowed to veto a Republican-proposed standalone aid package for Israel if it manages to pass through Congress. The idea to pass a “clean” aid package, not tied to border security or Ukraine, was floated by speaker of the US House of Representatives Mike Johnson last week. A number of GOP lawmakers have been opposing a $118 billion national security package, which includes $60 billion in Ukraine military aid, $14 billion for Israel and roughly $20 billion for funding US border policy changes. The package is set to be voted on in the Senate this week. In a statement published by the Office of Management and Budget on Monday, the White House urged both chambers of Congress to reject Johnson’s Israel-only bill, calling it “another cynical political maneuver” after the Biden administration spent “months working with a bipartisan group of Senators to reach a national security agreement that secures the border and provides support for the people of Ukraine and Israel.”

The bipartisan package also includes $10 billion in humanitarian assistance for civilians in Gaza, the West Bank and Ukraine. “The security of Israel should be sacred, not a political game,” the statement read. As early as November, National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby indicated that Biden “would veto” a stand-alone Israel aid bill. Johnson responded to the president’s veto threat this week by calling it “a betrayal of our great ally and friend Israel in their time of desperate need.” “The idea that Joe Biden would suggest that he would not send a clean funding measure to assist them is just outrageous,” the House speaker told CNN, warning that the Senate border package would be “dead on arrival” in Congress.

He also previously criticized the Senate bill, saying it would not even “come close to ending the border catastrophe the president has created.” The speaker urged the Senate to take up the standalone Israel aid bill, asking senators to abandon their efforts to keep Israeli aid linked with other issues. While US lawmakers have been entangled in negotiations over the new security supplement for months, EU leaders last week signed off on a €50 billion ($54 billion) support package for Kiev “within the EU budget.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who originally vetoed the proposal arguing that Brussels has no idea how the monies will be spent, was reportedly “blackmailed” into accepting the deal.

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Zelensky is more likely to blindly do the US’ bidding.

Zelensky To Fire His Top General’s Deputies – MP (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky reportedly plans to fire his top general Valery Zaluzhny in the next few days and will likely also dismiss all of the commander’s deputies, a member of the country’s parliament, the Rada, claimed in a Telegram post on Tuesday. The expected firing of Zaluzhny was initially reported last week by several media outlets. However, due to a leak to the press, Zelensky appears to have postponed the decision. Nevertheless, he admitted on Sunday that he would be replacing his top commander and conducting a “serious” overhaul of the country’s leadership. According to MP Alexey Goncharenko, in tandem with Zaluzhny’s sacking, the president intends to fire all of the general’s deputies as well, including Evgeny Moysyuk, Nikolay Balan and Mikhail Zabrodsky.

Goncharenko denounced any attempts to diminish Zaluzhny’s achievements and called the prospect of his firing a “complete disgrace” for Zelensky, adding that it was “wrong” to “spin up negativity, play political games and raise tensions in society during a war.” While Zelensky has not yet made it clear when Zaluzhny would be let go, another Rada MP, Evgeny Shevchenko, has suggested that the commander will be relieved of his position sometime this week. He will then reportedly travel to the UK to serve as Kiev’s ambassador, Shevchenko said, noting that such a position would essentially be a “political pension” for the general. Zaluzhny’s firing comes after months of strained relations with the Ukrainian president. The two fell out over their respective assessments of the battlefield situation, following Kiev’s failed summer counteroffensive. In an article for The Economist in November, Zaluzhny described the situation on the ground as a “stalemate” while Zelensky vehemently rejected that depiction.

In an interview with Italy’s RAI TG1 news channel on Sunday, however, Zelensky appeared to have changed his tune and admitted that there were issues on the front line. In order to solve them, he said that there needs to be a complete overhaul of the country’s leadership, which would not be focused on replacing just a single person, apparently referring to Zaluzhny. The top Ukrainian commander, meanwhile, has reportedly told the president, as per the Washington Post, that no amount of leadership changes would result in any rapid improvements on the battlefield, insisting that Kiev’s forces needed more recruits to gain an advantage. He also stressed that Ukraine needs to prepare for a rise in the rate of personnel losses in 2024. According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, Kiev lost more than 23,000 soldiers in January. In December, the ministry estimated that since the start of the conflict, over 383,000 of Ukraine’s troops had been killed or wounded.

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”The guy with the gun usually wins and last time I checked Zaluzhny’s got more guns than Zelensky..”

Ukraine’s Top General Sparing Neo-Nazis From Frontline Slaughter (RT)

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who has reportedly been attempting to fire his top general, Valery Zaluzhny, could find himself out of a job before the nation’s top military commander, considering that the latter is backed by armed neo-Nazis, former CIA analyst Larry Johnson has argued. Amid widespread reports that Zelensky had unsuccessfully tried to sack Zaluzhny, Ukrainian and foreign media described a tense meeting between the pair, with the general reportedly rejecting a call to resign voluntarily and the president hesitating to remove him under pressure from military top brass. Zelensky has since told the press that a major overhaul of the military command was imminent.

In conversation with Nima Alkhorshid, the Brazil-based host of the YouTube channel, Dialogue Works on Sunday, Johnson claimed the soap opera would be hilarious “if hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians weren’t dead and maimed.” ”The guy with the gun usually wins and last time I checked Zaluzhny’s got more guns than Zelensky,” Johnson said. Comparing the two men, he said the general should not be seen as a “great guy.” “I don’t want to present Zaluzhny as some sort of military genius or really a good-hearted man,” the commentator remarked. He is “a bit of a scumbag” who “embraces the neo-Nazi ideology,” Johnson claimed. ”He’s been very careful to not insert the most ideologically driven troops – the Azov and the Kraken units – into the front lines where they get killed, because he wants to preserve them. Instead, he is sending the cannon-fodder guys.”

Whether or not Zaluzhny shares the radical nationalist ideology of the Ukrainian far-right is hard to tell from his public statements, but he is believed to have considerable support in those circles. A social media post on Friday by Andrey Stempitsky, a Ukrainian military leader and prominent member of the nationalist Right Sector group, featured a photo of him giving Zaluzhny an honorary ID, certifying the general as the first member of Stempitsky’s brigade. A portrait of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist leader and Nazi collaborator, was in the background of the image. Zelensky was elected president in 2019 on a platform of reconciliation with rebels in the east and with Russia, but threats of violence by the extreme right made his office pull back from early attempts to deliver on that promise.

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“..a new USAID-Ukraine project for the construction of a railway connecting the EU and Ukraine has Lvov and not Kiev as its endpoint..”

Lvov May Become Ukraine’s New Capital (Sp.)

In December 2023, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and a major Ukrainian railway company signed an agreement for the construction of a 75-kilometer section of the European-gauge railway. The railroad will be part of a larger trans-European project (Mediterranean Corridor) starting in southern Spain and finishing in Lvov. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev believes that Lvov is set to become Ukraine’s new capital city. His conclusion is based on the fact that a new USAID-Ukraine project for the construction of a railway connecting the EU and Ukraine has Lvov and not Kiev as its endpoint. According to Medvedev, business sometimes reacts to unraveling geopolitical developments more quickly and pragmatically than politicians, and much can be understood from the project details and their reasons.

“It looks like the first confirmation that Lvov-Lemberg will be the new capital of Ukraine within the borders of the Lvov region… It’s just that business is much more prescient than politicians,” Medvedev wrote on X (former Twitter). Lvov-Lemberg is the old name for the city from when the region was part of the Austrian monarchy. Allegations hinting at the capital city being moved away from Kiev are old news for history enthusiasts. After all, national borders and political affiliations have altered dramatically across the continent even throughout the 20th century. Ever since Russia launched its special military op, EU officials have frequently voiced opinions pertaining to the fact that some of today’s Ukrainian lands historically belong to other EU nations. Such is the case with Eastern Galitsia, Transcarpathia (Zakarpattia), Bessarabia, or North Bukovina.

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We’re not supposed to know.

Sweden To Close Nord Stream Sabotage Probe – German Media (RT)

Sweden will this week announce the end of its investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, German media claimed on Tuesday. The reports come after Swedish prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist told the Expressen national newspaper on Monday that he will disclose a major development in the case within days. Built to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea, the Nord Stream pipelines were damaged by a series of powerful explosions in September 2022. Germany, Sweden, and Denmark each launched their own national probes into the incident after failing to agree on a joint effort. Several leading German news outlets, including Suddeutsche Zeitung, NDR, WDR and Zeit, have predicted that Sweden will close its investigation after failing to identify any suspects.

The move will benefit German investigators, according to the news outlets, as Sweden will be able to share evidence with them once its own case is closed. Investigators are reportedly focusing their attention on a yacht named Andromeda, which was allegedly rented in Poland by a Ukrainian citizen before the bombing, and may have carried the team responsible for it, according to a working theory. Warsaw has been accused of stonewalling requests for assistance from fellow EU members and feeding them disinformation to scapegoat Russia, the Wall Street Journal claimed last month.

Skeptics of the Andromeda theory have argued that the depth at which the pipelines were blown up would have made it impossible for divers lacking highly specialized skills and equipment to plant the explosives. American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claimed in February 2023 that the incident was actually a clandestine US-Norwegian operation, personally ordered by President Joe Biden to ensure the EU’s decoupling from Russian energy supplies. Washington and Oslo have rejected the allegations, although senior officials in Moscow have said they find Hersh’s reporting plausible. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the sabotage was “most likely” carried out by the US “or someone at their instruction.”

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“Such language proliferates in times of tension and war. The impulse to it should be resisted by ethical persons, and even just by normal non-psychopathic human beings..”

NYT’s Friedman Hits New Low With Animalization of Arabs, Iranians (Juan Cole)

Calling people animals is a way to dehumanize them, and probably helps convince individuals that the other people around them approve of treating the animals badly. In ways that aren’t entirely clear, this way of speaking is certainly wrought up with violence and even genocide. Israel’s Defense Minister called the Palestinians of Gaza “human animals” when he announced a “complete siege” of Gaza after the horrid Hamas terrorist attack of October 7. Galant’s willingness to destroy most of the homes in northern Gaza and to displace over a million people, leaving them cold, hungry, thirsty and increasingly victims of disease, surely was enhanced by his conviction that he is dealing with animals rather than human beings. Some might defend him, saying that he only called Hamas “human animals.” But if that were true, why is he treating all Palestinians in Gaza worse than dogs?

The Nazi dehumanization of Jews is notorious. They called them rats, lice, cockroaches, foxes, vultures. Such language proliferates in times of tension and war. The impulse to it should be resisted by ethical persons, and even just by normal non-psychopathic human beings. Prominent New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, alas, fell victim to the seductions of such language in his Friday column. He openly said that he approaches the Middle East at times from the perspective of the Warner Brothers’ Animal Planet channel. Friedman actually wants a two-state solution and so wants something for Palestinians more than what they now have, and he is hated by the Israeli far right (which is increasingly the Israeli mainstream) for these stances.

So it is unfortunate that he deployed the language of insects for Iran and Hamas members. He might defend himself by pointing out that he called the United States an “old lion” of which no one in the region is afraid any more, or that he caricatured Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a lemur. But in his column, the old lion and the lemur are not depicted as vicious or disgusting. The three-time Pulitzer prize-winner compares Iran to a parasitoid wasp that lays its eggs in caterpillars. He says that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps is like the wasp, and the caterpillars are Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the Iraqi Shiite militias, and Yemen’s Helpers of God (Houthis). How does this language add to understanding? If he is saying that Iran has fostered Shiite militias in nearby countries on the model of its Revolutionary Guards, this is true.

But why would Lebanese be interested in Iranian training, weapons and monetary support? In 1947-1948 Zionist militias ethnically cleansed over half of Palestinians, expelling them from their homes and farms and forcing some of them to Lebanon, where they dwelled in camps. As a liberal Zionist, I presume that Friedman applauds this ethnic cleansing, though the liberal part of the equation makes him sympathetic to Palestinians getting a state on 22% of the land of the British Mandate of Palestine, all of which was promised to the Palestinians by the British White Paper of 1939.

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“..Ukrainians are treated as fellow human beings while thousands of brown Muslims drowning in the Mediterranean struggle to hold column inches in the same newspapers..”

Western Spin Doctors Dehumanize Select Peoples To Justify War (Bowes)

Anyone watching the ebb and flow of Western coverage of the Ukrainian conflict will notice the emergence of a centrally formed, “fact-light” narrative that suggests Ukrainians are utterly blameless, in a conflict which did not, in fact, begin on February 24, 2022, but with a CIA-back coup in Kiev in 2014, powered by ultra-nationalists and the far right. Its roots stretch even deeper, decades back, to the attempts at the destabilization of the Ukrainian SSR by Western intelligence agencies. Of course, the Western viewer is conveniently spared such details. The skill of deceit by omission of fact has been well honed by the likes of the BBC and CNN. Additionally, the Western media has also been adept at memory-holing Kiev’s crimes against its own people in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan coup. There is no space to report the gross corruption, the punitive neo-Nazi battalions unleashed on the Donbass region, or the murder, abduction and rape deployed against the Russian-speaking populations who refused to accept the illegitimate mandate of the post-Maidan government.

So, while The Western media gleefully attaches itself to this centralized narrative, there are very hard questions to be asked about the motivations and psychological tools being used in licensing and peddling the justification of war, and when it comes to Palestine, one of these uncomfortable realities is the deployment of subconscious racism. Let’s look at the convenient demonization of Islam. It is by no means an accident that the majority of victims of America’s catastrophic post-9/11 “war on terror” were Muslim. Decades of demonization of Islam as a savage religion bent on world domination have had a subconscious effect on the “collective mind” of the West. This is then energetically exploited by the Western media as required. When Syrian and African refugees from wars stimulated by the Western powers sought refuge in Europe, they were met with protest and in many cases violent objection.

However, when it came to the Ukrainian conflict, some Western commentators openly talked about the fact that the Ukrainian refugees “looked like us,” that they could be “our own people,” that they were blonde-haired and blue-eyed. It was a jarring display of how Ukrainians are treated as fellow human beings while thousands of brown Muslims drowning in the Mediterranean struggle to hold column inches in the same newspapers. The intimate relationship between the client media and the military industrial complex also requires deep investigation and analysis. Media empires such as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp exert vast and overwhelming influence on the public discourse when it comes to the justification of war.

The relationship between the critically important military industrial complex and the creation of a defensible war narrative is undeniable yet persistently denied. So as the world shifts its gaze from Ukraine towards the Middle East, it’s remarkable how quickly the Ukrainian conflict has slipped from the top of the news feeds in the West. It’s also remarkable how criticism of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has become suddenly acceptable, whereas the same criticism only months ago was universally suppressed in the Western media.

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“The federal government is being run as a criminal enterprise. . . .not just a little criminal, but a lot criminal.”

Gold & Silver Fight Tyranny – Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW)

Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), says, “The federal government is being run as a criminal enterprise. . . .not just a little criminal, but a lot criminal.” CAF thinks now is the time for state governments to act to protect their citizens from the dangers of a falling dollar and increasing central control over “We the People.” CAF explains, “One of the things we are talking with the states about is Sovereign State Banks, so they can protect their transactions in dollars. We are also talking about State Bullion Depositories. This is so states can protect their rainy-day reserve and, ultimately, their transaction ability with gold and silver. Under the Constitution, the states have those powers.

This is very important if we are going to have sovereignty as individuals and not wake up one day and find ourselves in the same spot as the Canadian truckers who had their bank accounts shut down for protesting the CV19 lockdowns and mandates. More and more, we are seeing people say the ‘wrong things,’ and suddenly they find their bank account is shut down. So, if we are going to have individual sovereignty, we need governments that can provide sovereignty. . . . . The states have the power to implement financial transaction arraignments to protect our financial transaction freedom. Without our financial transaction freedom, we are literally going to lose all of our freedoms.”

CAF says there are many reasons to be concerned for the dollar as the world reserve currency system. Fewer and fewer countries are paying for oil trade in dollars. The US now has record debt and likely it cannot be paid back—ever. CAF also points out, “We are seeing a serious loss of confidence for the US federal government to keep its word. As we see this erosion of confidence, we see the US government and central banks assert more and more control in a way which is nothing but tryanny. . . . The challenge in the dollar system is that the dollar system has been managed in a very corrupt way. That corruption has made the dollar system much more expensive and much less efficient than it could be.

The corruption is destroying the productivity of the dollar system. That is telling people all over the world that this is a system you cannot rely on and you can’t trust. It is also devastating to the brand of the dollar system for the military not to look strong. . . . What you are watching is a diminishing of trust all around the world. . . . People are wondering how we are going to survive if the dollar system is going to continue to erode?” CAF also talks about the CV19 murder and disability program and how that is going to affect the economy and the November 2024 Election. CAF says, “A lot can happen before November. . . .I had a preacher who once told me, ‘If we can face it, God can fix it.’”

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“[i]s the [Biden] Admin asking us to remove books, or are they more concerned about search results/order (or both)?”

Why Burn Books When You Can Bury Them? (Turley)

The House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government on Monday revealed yet another facet of the Biden Administration’s sprawling censorship system that targeted dissenting books. It appears that, as with social media companies, it succeeded in getting the company not to promote disfavored books. Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan revealed on X that the White House was directly involved in the censorship campaign. That includes a 2021 email from one Biden official asking to discuss “the high levels of propaganda and misinformation and disinformation of [sic] Amazon?” Amazon in turn appears to ask only how high the Biden White House wants it to jump on censorship: “[i]s the [Biden] Admin asking us to remove books, or are they more concerned about search results/order (or both)?”

After the meeting, Amazon confirmed in an email that it was actively doing what the government demanded in suppressing sales by not promoting disfavored books: “As a reminder, we did enable Do Not Promote for anti-vax books whose primary purpose is to persuade readers vaccines are unsafe or ineffective on 3/9, and will review additional handling options for these books with you.” This effort notably parallels demands from Democratic leaders who have called for enlightened algorithms to frame what citizens access on the internet. In 2021, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) objected that people were not listening to the informed views of herself and leading experts. Instead, they were reading views of skeptics by searching Amazon and finding books by “prominent spreaders of misinformation.”

Warren blamed Amazon for failing to limit searches or choices: “This pattern and practice of misbehavior suggests that Amazon is either unwilling or unable to modify its business practices to prevent the spread of falsehoods or the sale of inappropriate products.” In her letter, Warren gave the company 14 days to change its algorithms to throttle and obstruct efforts to read opposing views. It is important to keep in mind that these efforts at censorship targeted scientists who have been vindicated in many of their objections to policies and claims of the government. For example, a new scientific review by 12 researchers from leading universities found little support for the claims that masks reduced Covid exposures. The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) initially rejected the use of a mask mandate. However, the issue became a political weapon as politicians and the press claimed that questioning masks was anti-science and even unhinged.

In April 2020, the CDC reversed its position and called for the masking of the entire population, including children as young as 2 years old. The mask mandate and other pandemic measures like the closing of schools are now cited as fueling emotional and developmental problems in children. The closing of schools and businesses was also challenged by some critics as unnecessary. Many of those critics were also censored. It now appears that they may have been right. Many countries did not close schools and did not experience increases in Covid. However, we are now facing alarming drops in testing scores and alarming rises in medical illness among the young. Masks became a major social and political dividing line in politics and the media. Maskless people were chased from stores and denounced in Congress. Then-CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said during a Senate hearing that “face masks are the most important powerful health tool we have.”

The head of the World Health Organization even supported censorship to combat what he called an “infodemic.” A lawsuit opposing these efforts was filed by Missouri and Louisiana and joined by leading experts, including Drs. Jayanta Bhattacharya (Stanford University) and Martin Kulldorff (Harvard University). Yet, universities joined social media companies and politicians in targeting dissenters and silencing opposing voices. Bhattacharya previously objected to the suspension of Dr. Clare Craig after she raised concerns about Pfizer trial documents. Those doctors were the co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated for a more focused Covid response that targeted the most vulnerable population rather than widespread lockdowns and mandates. Many are now questioning the efficacy and cost of the massive lockdown as well as the real value of masks or the rejection of natural immunities as an alternative to vaccination. Yet, these experts and others were attacked for such views just a year ago. Some found themselves censored on social media for challenging claims of Dr. Fauci and others.

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” Just as nothing will be done about the genocide of the Palestinians, nothing will be done about the American genocide. White people are an endangered species..”

America Is Undergoing Genocide (Paul Craig Roberts)

It is not a conspiracy theory that the 300,000 immigrant-invaders (official count) entering the US unopposed each month are recruits organized by NGOs and not refugees from political persecution. The NGOs that are underwriting the invasion provide maps of the routes along which food and shelter are provided. Roads and bridges are being constructed to aid the invasion. One of the NGOs is the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), of which the current director of the US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, himself a Jew, was a board member until December 2020. According to an article on substack, HIAS has received $100,000,000 from the US government in the past three years. Mayorkas is foreign born and himself an immigrant-invader. Yet, he is the director of Homeland Security for the United States. On January 31, the House Committee on Homeland Security voted to approve articles of impeachment of Mayorkas for “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” in enforcing border policy and “breach of public trust.”

There has been no investigation of whether it was Mayorkas who gave $100,000,000 of US taxpayers money to a Jewish NGO engaged in the organized invasion of the US. According to the report on substack, HIAS has a processing center in the Darien Gap used to collect the immigrant-invaders and to send them on their guided and provisioned way. Apparently, Mayorkas is aware of this, and possibly is helping to finance it. But don’t expect Congress to investigate anything that might reflect unfavorably on a Jewish organization. Another problem is Vanita Gupta, daughter of Indian immigrants, who is Associate Attorney General of the US. Gupta has been active in investigating police departments, in enforcing LGBTQ2 rights and hate crime prosecutions, and winning settlements for illegal immigrant children. Her father is a director of Avantor, a company that makes in Mexico acetic anhydride, a product used in producing heroin and methamphetamine.

As the Democrats’ open border policy facilitates the drug trade, the question is whether an associate attorney general who fights for immigrant-invaders and whose father is involved in a corporation that produces a product used in the drug trade has a conflict of interest. Governance in a tower of babel is problematic, especially when the most recent citizens are people of color with racial privileges that give them preferred entry into top positions. Many of the immigrant-invaders arrive from countries in which it is commonplace that officials privatize their offices for money or for ideological and social agendas. When a Western government has so many government officials from countries outside the Western tradition, how does the country remain Western? Isn’t it transformed into something else?

Under the Democrats, each and every month illegal immigrants are permitted to enter the US in numbers (official, the real number might be higher) equal to the population of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Think about it. Every year the Democrats’ open border policy saddles us with 12 cities the size of Pittsburgh full of third world immigrants who know nothing of Western ways. it is a new form of genocide that America is undergoing. It is unclear to me if there is enough of America left to be able to rescue itself. Rescue is certainly impossible as long as gullible, insouciant, hapless Americans continue to vote Democrat. Not that the Republicans are much different. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two parties is that Republicans do not hate white people, and it is not their policy to destroy them and to replace a white country with people of color. But Republicans lack a fighting spirit. They themselves are part of the Establishment, and they are content to milk the situation to their own end. Just as nothing will be done about the genocide of the Palestinians, nothing will be done about the American genocide. White people are an endangered species. Their governments are conspiring against them.

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    Claude Monet Houses of Parliament (Sun Breaking through the Fog) 1904   • Trump Immunity Denied By DC Appeals Court In Election Case (ZH) • Tucke
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 7 2024]

    #152043
    aspnaz
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    I’m going to find the common ground that unites us and then lead everybody over that wall and take back our country from the people who’ve stolen from us

    Sure you will, you are funded by the Zionists, so how will your loyalties play out, who will you support; Israel or the USA? No, you will find a compromise, a gray area, where you can let your Zionist sponsors do their stuff while you pretend that the USA is your number one priority. You have already expressed your support for the Gaza genocide, is this what America needs, another Zionist cheerleader.

    And exactly who has taken over your country? Could it be the likes of AIPAC who have ensured that every member of congress supports Israel? How can you take America back when you support the people who took control over America, the people who have corrupted the democracy of the USA by funding candidates to oppose any pro-neutral, pro-palestinian or even pro-USA members of congress? Your friends have destroyed American democracy but you are the guy to fix all that? Give me a break, you are another grifter and the Americans will find that out sooner or later.

    I can spot a liar when I see one and RFK Jr is a traitor in waiting.

    #152044
    aspnaz
    Participant

    While Musk presented himself as a free-speech absolutist when buying the platform, X has significantly increased its compliance with government content takedown requests since his takeover, honoring 80% of such orders compared to 50% under his predecessors, according to a report published last year by tech outlet Rest of World.

    Fawning over the Jews has been accompanied by fawning over the USA’s Jew-led government. What a surprise, the world is not full of surprises, it is the same old shite; Soros’s backers are still funding the destruction of the USA that Biden is helping them to achieve.

    Tom Luongo’s romantic article, posted yesterday by Dr D, shows us just how delusioned people are, they are obsessed with the Hollywood movie ending, as if any civilisational destruction/collapse has ever had a Hollywood movie ending. The Americans are briainwashed into unrealistic expectations; this will turn bad and the people in power would rather close down the internet than let plebs get their own way.

    #152045
    aspnaz
    Participant

    ”The guy with the gun usually wins and last time I checked Zaluzhny’s got more guns than Zelensky..”

    Everybody serves somebody, according to ((Bob Dylan)), so who do these two serve? Well, it looks to me that Lndon is running this show, Boris Johnson’s influence was quite remarkable at the start of the war, so I assume that the Biden regime is allowing London to do the micromanagement. In the light of that, Zaluzhny moving to London would be a promotion, he is nearer the seat of power, closer to the seat of power that Zelensky; and we all know that kissing access to the anal ring is key to career success.

    #152046
    aspnaz
    Participant

    The NYT Jews are all Zionists that approve of geneocide? Wow, what a surprise. I wonder how many of the other Jews in the USA are Zionists approving of genocide? I am prepared to put money on it that well over 90% of USA Jews are Zionists. The Americans allowed the beast to grow, this has been the greatest era for the Jews, they have used the dumb Americans to elevate them to previously undreamed of heights. Let’s see how long their rabid behaviour will be tolerated by the rest of the world, how long they can keep it up until people start demanding an expulsion of the Jews from civilised society, the same story that has repeated itself throughout their history.

    #152047
    aspnaz
    Participant

    “The federal government is being run as a criminal enterprise. . . .not just a little criminal, but a lot criminal.”

    But who’s going to stop them, the American people? Don’t make me laugh, they will run out of stuff to steal then they will disappear leaving the American people with the ruins.

    #152048
    aspnaz
    Participant

    https://www.rt.com/news/591986-us-credibility-jeopardy-bill-ukraine/

    The US government has instructed some of its ambassadors to write a letter to congress begging for funds for Ukraine and Israel. This is the most transparent “hunt for credibility” that we have seen so far; the US government knows it has zero credibility, so it gets its ambassadors, whom it hopes are still seen as respectable figures, to write a letter about Ukraine, Israel and US credibility. Well, this tells us that even the limbs of the US government, the ambassadors, are totally corrupt; there is no credibility left, absolutely nothing.

    #152049
    Dr. D
    Participant

    OpenforBiz

    This is what happens when you have “Mercy” but no “Justice.” Heaven and hell have different names because they’re different places with governing parameters. This is like Sesame Street: “Near” and “Far”. “In” and “Out.” For there to be an “in” there has to be an “out”. Or an up without a down. But that would be #Logos and we don’t do that.

    “Schumer Lashes Out At Trump some random civilian For Killing Open-Border Ukraine Deal

    If only Schumer were in charge, things would really change around here.

    “SEC Cracks Down On Basis Trades, Will Force Top Hedge Funds To Register As Dealers, Resulting In Collapsing Treasury Market Liquidity

    Huh? How is that not collapsing the T market and shutting off demand? Okay, who is in the “SEC”? Davos? Collapsing us before them?

    Because Europe is collapsing because of this? “$118B Ukraine Slush-Fund ‘Border’ Deal Dead In Senate Amid GOP Revolt

    “Was Zelensky’s Top General Just Whisked Off To Become Ambassador To UK?

    No, he’s going to sit in Britain’s version of the RAND corporation all day, trying to gin up London’s 300 year Crimean war with Russia. Later the government-in-exile.

    “• Trump Immunity Denied By DC Appeals Court In Election Case (ZH)

    DC, no surprise. Sun rises in the east, same trajectory. Good. Everyone needs to see this.

    ““But any executive immunity that may have protected him while he served as President no longer protects him against this prosecution”

    It does if any of the acts in question were between 2016 and 2020. We’ll see what the USSC says, but everyone is seamless in thinking one thing, then thinking the Opposite a minute later. That is, as we know, the definition of “Madness”. Supreme Court is no exception to the same society they come from and live in.

    “• Tucker Carlson’s Exclusive Interview With Vladimir Putin – Full Transcript (LM)

    Yesterday’s seemed to be in reverse order. Q/A pairs. As if off a transcriptionist? That’s okay, but it’ll be easier to read in time-order.

    “• NYT Fantasy: Germany Gearing Up for Military Confrontation with Russia (PCR)

    They will take several decades.

    “I forget what year it was that the New York Times ceased being a newspaper and became a shill for the military/security complex.”

    1895. The Spanish American war. But let’s just call it “2001”. Exactly as we all said, and exactly why we all pushed back on 912 and GWoT, and were told we were crazy, it wasn’t like that at all.

    “The notion that Germany would be capable of confronting Russia militarily is hilarious.”

    That Boris Pistorius can say this in public is also hilarious and demonstrates that Germany is a joke.

    “Germany’s only strength was its economy. Washington has taken that away by blowing up the Nord Stream”

    Yes, but LONDON brought Germany down to England’s absurd level. Desperate poverty. Kids white with hunger. Rape gangs in the streets. You’re safer in Hungary or Bosnia. London needs to export that to keep the rest of Europe at their level. HOwever, if they weren’t throwing Scholz down the stairs, the 4th Nordstream is still there and can be turned on any time. That is: it’s all POLITICAL. All hardship is a CHOICE.

    “US President Joe Biden has vowed to veto a Republican-proposed standalone aid package for Israel”

    I’m lost. Now he does NOT want aid for Israel? And clip yesterday with it being voted down, like 205 to 145, but FOR? Could you please try to assemble sentences that make sense even though the subject matter is insane?

    “The security of Israel should be sacred, not a political game,”

    Okay, then vote FOR it. Or not. I don’t care. You’re going to vote AGAINST Israel’s “sacred” security in order to get your rocks off about making a point? That’s the definition of “political game”

    Anyway, the combined bill is still finding new horrors in it. Not JUST guaranteed 2M unknown people EVERY year, not JUST all DC jurisdiction, but it’s not 5k/day, it’s 8,500. 3M/year? 20 new cities? There is no cap on “unaccompanied minors” – translation: anyone claiming, without proof, they’re 17. As little kids would be with their parents or trafficked, i.e. “accompanied”. So..infinity migrants, as we saw in UK 30 year old bearded men in 6th grade with little kids bc they said they were “11” and the State believed them. Oh what else? There would only be a “State of Emergency” after they see 8,500/day. …But only if they write them down. All the people that are missed are also free and ALSO don’t indicate a “Crisis”. The BP also has loopholes to determine “Amnesty” of any kind, at any time, for any reason, and issue a work Visa, forever.

    Too many more to name. Amazing, I know.

    Anyway, Boop! Like a light, we were now “Always at war with Estasia”. TRUMP opened the border and caused all this. Yupper, yessirrie! Starting 9am yesterday, MSDNC and the other outlets were calling the border “A Crisis” we need to solve. But the gosh-durned Republicans won’t talk about the border and won’t do anything about it!

    I got nothin’. Great, I guess? They’re in such a bad way, so certain to lose the election on this issue they flipped, but are so out of airspace and time their only thought is to pass this bill by claiming a “Crisis”. Like they can only think 24hours ahead now? …A Bill that in their dreams, as Schumer says, will fund Ukraine or else we’ll have to stop all those world wars. We’ll have to aid a genocide or else go home. Uhhhhh-huuuuhhhh. What do you think an auto mechanic in Greensboro thinks of that?

    And the border bill not only has this, not only has no money (1/3 less than Kiev and added in 1/10th the other issues) but it is built SPECIFICALLY to PREVENT Trump from being able to take any action whatsoever when he gets elected. –Because why are you passing it in the way of hampering power of future Presidents unless you think that’s what’s about to happen?

    The law is one-way. It LOCKS IN 2M – actually unlimited, as I said – forever. With auto-amnesty, auto-work visas, and auto-slavery as we retain the two-tier citizenship. So they’re pro slavery.

    At the same time, they’re trying to lock in and begin a hot shooting war so the next President can’t back out. Again, it appears because they think they’ll lose. Okay.

    “• Lvov May Become Ukraine’s New Capital (Sp.)

    “a major Ukrainian railway company signed an agreement for the construction of a 75-kilometer section of the European-gauge railway.”

    That’s a lock. They’re turning Lviv into Poland and Europe, not Russia. Sadly, Russia can probably live with that.

    “ Gold & Silver Fight Tyranny – Catherine Austin Fitts (USAW)

    Apparently not. A lot more tyranny for 20 more years and no increase in price. Hope it wasn’t your retirement or nothin’. Who would you sell to? Like 1934?

    I realize how this works now (Sigh). They keep the gold price down, which is no help, but they still want gold. Why? Because IF YOU’RE THE SPECIAL PEOPLE, you take 1oz and are a “bank” who can “Hypothecate” it 1,000:1. That is, for THEM the price is already $20,000/oz. For us it isn’t. Demonstration of how stupid I am I didn’t recognize that until now. That’s why the price never needs to go up. FOR US. Unless the whole system fails completely, in which case that will be the least of your problems. One system and pricing for them, a different one for us.

    “Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan revealed on X that the White House was directly involved in the censorship campaign.”

    Pretty tired of hearing about this. It’s a Human Rights violation. If there were an ethnic genocide going on you wouldn’t just sit around talking in committee. Oh. Wait.

    “• America Is Undergoing Genocide (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Oh. Wait. Stop.
    Wonka
    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/ab/abc1f045723f5c9fecd84358bb7b7dc62c00ed8b81353a0673c876d7cfd10b83.jpg

    Well, that’s Republicans. And that’s what we risked getting arrested to elect them for!

    Oh noes! If the Republicans were to win the election and get in power, THIS would happen! Or as Obama said: “Basically my platform is the same as the Republicans’.” (Quote seems to have been purged, popular on Dore)

    “HIAS has a processing center in the Darien Gap”

    WTF would you need to “Process” them? And why 2,000 miles from the border? “Yup! You look like an immigrant. That way is north. (Pointing)” That means someone, everyone in the media is LYING.

    “It is unclear to me if there is enough of America left to be able to rescue itself.”

    Well that’s been unclear for some time. But no, we’re going to be fundamentally changed. But of what kind? Could be as this tuns, all the jerks and low lifes have their $1,000 cards shut off and get shot committing crimes with no jobs and go home. With help. The rest, hard workers, stat businesses and stay here. And that’s America! They become “Americans” or whatever that will mean then. Law. Constitution. Freedom. Options.

    “The Law of Right Living becomes less clear when you try to follow it” – Confucius

    That’s for sure.

    #152050
    oxymoron
    Participant

    Aspnaz. I agree about Kennedy. I don’t trust him one bit now I know he’s been epsteined. I would love to be proven wrong but there are nasty people out there that don’t give a fuck and they move very close to people on the up.

    #152051
    tboc
    Participant

    I have realized I am not human.

    #152052
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    Reading the tea leaves, an interesting report found on Sputnik last night:

    Texas Bentley’s Top 10 Predictions for 2024

    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240205/texas-bentleys-top-10-predictions-for-2024-1116607045.html

    The U.S. Democracy lasted about 50 years, five decades only. The Republic and its iconic constitution have been supplanted in its entirety, only the mirage remains having the substance o’-the-wisp coinciding with the abandonment of established law for ‘rules based order’. Laws are broken; rules are bent (to accommodate). The seeds have been well sown, the harvest season is nigh, and so is the whirlwind.. Brought to all by the combo of ‘Law and Order’ and ‘Moral Majority’. ‘Law and order’ subverted law enforcement and ‘Moral Majority’ destroyed regulatory authority; enjoy the results.
    YMMV

    #152053
    Formerly T-Bear
    Participant

    Hey Oxymoran, what evidence is there you have any standing for your opinion The constitutional rights of citizens do not pertain to those subjects from beyond the national borders. Know your place. Or get a sovereign constitution of your own.

    #152054
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    I owe PC Roberts an apology, he named the jew behind the curtain. Tucker talks about media propaganda neglecting to mention he’s just a different version of it. His face would’nt be all over creation if he was not an approved chessboard piece. Father was a spook, much like all the fantastic musicians and singers who appeared out of nowhere, all at once in Laurel Canyon. Kill the brain in school, then use theatre and entertainment to guide the sheep into the pen. Putin is the complete opposite of Biden, Erudite , masculine, calm, statesman like. Hegelian dialectic. The synthesis, unfortunately, won’t be pretty. They raped and robbed America, now, in complete control, they’re destroying it. Gaza, a microcosm of the world.

    #152055
    John Day
    Participant

    Steve Kirsch, (Which “X” id this, Steve?) The “TransferX” project
    I have a clever way to modernize the transfer of authentication, value, and information. It makes what we do today look like we are in the stone age.
    https://kirschsubstack.com/p/the-transferx-project

    #152056
    John Day
    Participant

    Tboc (a human) restates Epimenides’ Paradox:
    ” I have realized I am not human.”
    Those crazy humans… 😀

    #152057
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aspnaz

    D Benton Smith said

    the interview will be a world changing event

    Sort of Tucker Carlton’s “Jesus rising from the dead” moment? Do we all get to live happily ever after?”

    All of us except you, aspnaz. You get to live “adolescently sarcastic ever after.” Don’t be in such a rush to make me look silly. Wait until the film comes out. There will be plenty of time for you poke fun at me and make me appear wrong and stupid after the real Putin-Carlson interview is actually published.

    That weird and cryptic piece published in the French “Les Manchette” rag looks totally fishy. It’s choppy and full of non sequitur questions & answers, plus there is no accompanying video and as of this morning there is still no such interview published on Carlson’s own website or Twitter-X.

    What it looks like to me is that some ambitious would-be double-agent near the action received a partial transcript (probably just a teaser compiled of outtakes) and leaked it to make a little side cash and screw with the release of the real thing. Who the hell is “Les Manchette, anyway? Is there some sensible reason that they would get this material (sans video) before anyone else in the whole world?

    Let’s just see what develops over the next few days. You’ll have plenty of time to help me make a fool of myself after the smoke clears and an actual video-taped interview is published.

    #152058
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @aspnaz (with a side call out to @citizenx and @CelticBiker

    I am prepared to put money on it that well over 90% of USA Jews are Zionists.” [end quote]

    And you would probably win that bet (although the percentage is more likely 75 or 80). But the point that I would make is that you could just as easily wager that 90% of Zionists are NOT Jewish, and win that bet, too.

    A lot of Jews work for the so-called “Zionists”, who both predate the Jews, outrank the Jews, and are more evil than the nastiest Shylock that ever walked the Earth. Don’t take the BAIT, aspnaz, go for the guys holding the hooks, lines and fishing poles.

    #152059
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Aspnaz is black pilled this morning, but what process would you have? Its been like this since London set up the attack of Germany on Russia, killing both enemies at once. FDR then said he wouldn’t close the banks, would keep us out of war, then had the Japanese code and made them bomb Pearl Harbor. At least since then, or when they imported the entire Nazi Party into the CIA in 1947.

    What other method could there be except that FIRST we know it, first they’re exposed, THEN we do something about it? So? We’re in the “We expose it” part. That’s going to LOOK the worst, of course. It’s also by definition not the part where we act. Because for the love of God you’d better know first before acting.

    So here we are. I don’t like it either, but it’s a process. If the things sine 1950 haven’t wakened them, then clearly it’s going to take a lot. This is the lot. But yesterday we have Joy Bahar, 50 Cent, and Michael Rappaport (as an example) go nuts on Biden, immigration and Israel now. Along with all of Chicago. — I — don’t need to change here. I’m already with the program; you don’t need to reach me and change my mind. It’s not me, it’s THEM. And does this seem to be reaching these last holdouts that stuck with TDS even through all Mueller, all Russia, all wars, all indictments? Not until THEY get punched do they care a little bit. All 330 million other Americans can all die in a box, but MY street in Long Island???

    So there you have it: we had the 80%, but not the 12 Blesse’d Cities who were doing the election rigging where all other 95% of counties don’t matter. Do we have them now?

    Sure, yes, the ELITES still are up there locked in the nuclear control center. They probably released a world bioweapon, probably earthquaked all Turkey, and definitely started an open shooting genocide. Two. But we just chewed upward the whole next layer, all the 6-digit PMCs and Blue Tower enclaves. It looks chaotic but step back: it’s methodical and necessary.

    FIRST we know, THEN we act. And we have to get over 80% or there’s a Civil War and they win.

    BTW RFK flew Epstein with his wife and family. Before this was all well known. Nobody knew at first, that’s what makes it a “honey pot” and not a “prostitute.” And when it came up, he admitted it like a man and a normal person. What can he do? So unless you’re proposing incredible levels of degeneracy, it has to be taken at face value. Epstein’s whole JOB was to get people exposed and involved. It always starts innocent, a “Dinner” becomes a “Party” becomes “Upstairs” becomes “The Basement”. And then when you realize and leave no one believes you. Don’t do their work for them, in a purity spiral. Act on the evidence we have.

    I don’t like it either, but that just means I’m cautious. Like you think Trump can’t get Coke in NY? MLK can’t have an affair? Jesus didn’t consort with prostitutes and wax on about assault weapons? Don’t be like they are: Take it as it is and verify.

    #152060
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • NYT Fantasy: Germany Gearing Up for Military Confrontation with Russia

    The Ultimate Jewish humiliation of the Germans.

    Rub their noses in it

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    #152061
    WES
    Participant

    Gold/Silver are strange commodities.

    Today their prices are controlled and set by “paper” gold/silver prices, not by physical good/silver.
    In the old days of yore, there was only physical gold/silver.

    Today there are two prices for gold/silver; “paper” and physical.
    As long as the current corrupt banking system holds, it is “paper” gold over physical gold.

    If the current “paper” gold/silver system fails, only physical gold/silver will survive.
    Nobody knows how many “paper” ounces of gold/silver are traded (hypothecated) for each physical ounce of gold/silver held.
    If you are a bank, hypothecated gold/silver is great!
    If you hold hypothecated gold/silver, in troubled times, you are in trouble!

    The Golden Rule is very simple.
    If your gold/silver isn’t in your hand, then you don’t own it!

    #152062
    John Day
    Participant

    John Helmer takes a detailed look at the various PR strategies of western companies which retain Russian assets, selling soda under local brands, but not “Pepsi” for instance. There is a lot of information here. Shell is neither invested in Russia, nor divested from Russia, Schrodinger’s shareholders…

    THE MAIDAN COOKIE HAS CRUMBLED

    #152063
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • Ukraine’s Top General Sparing Neo-Nazis From Frontline Slaughter

    NaZiluzhny has always been hard core fascist and he spares Kraken and Azov battalions etc.. because they are his private army, his very own SS.

    They are his Praetorian Guard and will kill any Ukronazi politician or leader who tries to sideline their Fuhrer NaZiluzhny.

    NaZiluzhny spares them from the Russian Meatgrinder, they return the favor.

    Palace intrigues during a war are the Kiss of Death for any country.

    Looks crypto ‘normal’ on the PR surface in Ukronaziland, ho-hum, onward and upward, nothing to see here, move along, move along …

    Wait for it…….

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    #152064
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • Lvov May Become Ukraine’s New Capital

    NEWS FLASH:

    “Fearing an East Coast invasion the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation makes Kansas City it’s New Capitol.”

    At least Duh’merica didn’t relocate the Capitol to Atlanta

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    #152065
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • Sweden To Close Nord Stream Sabotage Probe – German Media

    I don’t understand, they were on a mission.

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    #152066
    John Day
    Participant

    HEARTLAND INSTITUTE RELEASES REPORT – BASED ON RASMUSSEN RESULTS – PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE 2020 ELECTION

    BREAKING: Heartland Institute Releases Report – Based on Rasmussen Results – PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE 2020 ELECTION

    #152067
    Oroboros
    Participant

    • NYT’s Friedman Hits New Low With Animalization of Arabs, Iranians

    Friedman is a giant among midgets

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    #152068
    zerosum
    Participant

    Is that all that we don’t know!

    https://swentr.site/russia/591948-zaluzhny-zelensky-nationalist-allies/

    ”He’s been very careful to not insert the most ideologically driven troops – the Azov and the Kraken units – into the front lines where they get killed, because he wants to preserve them. Instead, he is sending the cannon-fodder guys.”
    – CIA analyst Larry Johnson has argued.
    ————-
    https://swentr.site/news/591944-words-us-backed-military-machines/

    Words that kill: How Western spin doctors dehumanize select peoples to justify war
    Carefully chosen words and turns of phrase serve as lubricant for US-backed military machines

    By Chay Bowes,
    ————

    Gold & Silver Fight Tyranny – Catherine Austin Fitts


    Gold & Silver Fight Tyranny – Catherine Austin Fitts
    By Greg Hunter

    More and more, we are seeing people say the ‘wrong things,’ and suddenly they find their bank account is shut down.
    —————

    #152069

    The next step is to defund DHS. Pay Mayorkas a penny and see if he wants to keep the job.

    Heartland report- Don’t think those a-holes wouldn’t claim Trump DID win, and now can’t seek a third term.
    And LOOK what a mess he made of the border in his second term! /s

    #152070
    zerosum
    Participant

    Earlier, the Russian leader’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said that Carlson and Putin spoke on February 6. The Russian president’s interview with an American TV presenter lasted two hours and will be published “soon.” Read more in the Gazeta.Ru article.

    https://www.mriya.news/295020-es-mozet-vvesti-sankcii-protiv-karlsona-zanbspintervyu-snbspputinym
    EU May Impose Sanctions On Carlson For Putin Interview

    #152071
    Dr D Rich
    Participant
      Instead, he is sending the cannon-fodder GOYS.
      – CIA analyst Larry Johnson has argued

      There, fixed it for you CIA Larry.

    #152072
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    There are a lot of “opinions” flying around recently, according to a handful of dyed-in-the-wool goddam liars.

    Never mistake a lie as an “opinion”. When the so-called “opinion is obviously, documentably, transparently, tangibly, patently, KNOWINGLY actually false then it is not an opinion at all. It is a lie.

    Lies are deliberate, and they all have one thing in common. They are told to deflect from a TRUTH, which it is in your best interests to know as the truth. The liar doesn’t want you to know to know that particular truth because if you did know it then you would benefit and the liar would face justice. That’s why they lied. They knowingly want to ILLICITLY benefit themselves by HARMING you.

    Liars are therefore a lot more malicious and dangerous than they would like you to think.

    And that’s not just my opinion.

    #152073
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/massive-explosion-on-the-sun-causes-blackouts-near-australia-and-asia-as-noaa-shows-a-45-chance-of-radio-disruptions-in-coming-days/ar-BB1hSMOt?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=9118b66b9b46485b9ddd538d18e259a0&ei=98

    https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
    SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER

    NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
    Reports surfaced Tuesday morning that noted ham radio operators and mariners had been disrupted around the two targets.

    The long-duration flare was released Monday at 8:30pm ET and the solar storm reached our planet today shortly after 10am ET.

    NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center shows there is a 45 percent chance of more communication disruptions in the coming days.

    #152074
    John Day
    Participant

    Nikki Haley Just Lost A GOP Primary To ‘None Of These Candidates’
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nikki-haley-just-lost-gop-primary-nobody

    #152075
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    #152061

    WES: re gold storage
    All good points, but surely it’s risky to hold a moderate amount of precious metal ‘in your hand’. How do you feel about professional vaulting services in a place like Switzerland?

    #152076
    zerosum
    Participant

    Read more ….
    https://chrishedges.substack.com/p/listen-to-this-article-israels-culture?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
    Originally published Oct 18, 2023
    Liar Liar – by Mr. Fish

    Israel is sustained by lies. The lie that Israel wants a just and equitable peace and will support a Palestinian state. The lie that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. The lie that Israel is an “outpost of Western civilization in a sea of barbarism.” The lie that Israel respects the rule of law and human rights.

    #152077
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    A funny thought just occurred to me as I was posting the previous comment. I’ve been posting stuff here on TAE for going on 12 years now, and the bulk of those essays (if read with an unfriendly eye) might come across as unsolicited advice (a thing that is seldom welcome). That would be too bad because it has never been intended that way. It has always been simply to share what I think I have found.

    In point of fact, my essays and comments have actually been just an elaborate way to record “Notes To Self” that others were welcome to read and consider if they wanted to. Who knows, maybe to think about or even use, if they were of a mind to. In any case, my attitude about what I write and share has always been that it was my duty to share information which I had personally found to be true and worthwhile.

    So, what may look to others as my advice to them is actually my advice to myself, posted here as a means of fully articulating (and keeping track of) those things that I need to know or remember and do.

    Judging from all that advice I’ve given to myself it seems rather conclusive that I’m a guy who needs a lot of improvement.

    #152078
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    @SeaBirds re: “…but surely it’s risky to hold a moderate amount of precious metal ‘in your hand’…”

    Will Uncle Ted accept your certificate for vaulted Swiss gold for a freshly kilt side of venison? There is always risk bringing the energy to the work. Gold in a vault is quite safe. Do you need the gold to buy your way across a border? Where’s your gold?

    Surfer’s game.

    #152079
    zerosum
    Participant

    This report is different. It is reporting that what goes up must come down.
    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/kyiv-kharkiv-mykolaiv-and-drohobych-under-massive-russian-attack-consequences-revealed/ar-BB1hUvhN?ocid=msedgntp&pc=U531&cvid=6fdc21e1bbdc4be4a8b9bcf4f68d78e0&ei=37
    RBC-Ukraine reported in detail about the previous Russian massive missile attack.
    Today, on February 7,
    Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv and Drohobych under massive Russian attack: Consequences revealed
    Story by Liliana Oleniak

    #152080
    Oroboros
    Participant

    We mostly focus on global big picture stuff here at TAE.

    A little perspective goes a long way

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    #152081
    jb-hb
    Participant

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