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Paul Klee Dancing Under the Empire of Fear 1938

 

Tucker Madness is Good for America (Scott Ritter)
Elon Musk Responds To Calls For Tucker Carlson’s Arrest (RT)
Tucker Carlson Threatened With Death, Sanctions for Putin Interview (Sp.)
EU May Sanction Tucker Carlson Over Putin Interview (RT)
Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War (Jay)
Freakout Over Tucker Carlson Signals Collapse of Western War Propaganda (Miles)
Of Course Journalists Should Interview Vladimir Putin (Tracey)
Medvedev Predicts Apocalypse In Event of Russia-NATO War (TASS)
NATO Prepares to Move East, as Russia Prepares to Move West (Bentley)
Iran Refutes Accusations It Supplies Weapons To Houthis – Envoy To UN (TASS)
The United States Has Zero National Security (Paul Craig Roberts)
EU: The Closer to Kiev, the Further Away From Its People (Dionísio)
A New and True Arab Spring – Part Two (Vasco)
Mr Bean Blamed For Slow Electric Car Sales (RT)
Facing Farm Protests, EU Eases Demands In 2040 Climate Proposal (Pol.eu)
Assange Faces Torture and Suicide in US – UN (RT)

 

 

Collective madness is palpable today.

People even want Tucker Carlson to be prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for interviewing Putin. They want him dead and locked up.

For an interview… That nobody has seen yet…

This is the kind of publicity that you couldn’t buy if you tried to. Marketing genius.

 

 

 

 

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“..If the American people are to have any hope of surviving the next decade, then an antidote to the disease of Russophobia must be administered..”

Tucker Madness is Good for America (Scott Ritter)

The former Fox News talk show host-turned independent media phenomenon, Tucker Carlson, is in Moscow, where he has committed the mortal sin of interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. The interview is scheduled to air at 6 pm eastern time on Thursday, February 8. Let there be no doubt—Tucker Carlson has pulled off one of the most memorable journalistic accomplishments in modern history, and when the interview does air, it will—literally and figuratively—break the internet.

As someone who has travelled to Russia twice in the past year to engage in “people’s diplomacy” designed to advocate for better US-Russian relations, I applaud Tucker Carlson’s decision to go to Moscow and get this interview. The American people have been infected with a virulent case of Russophobia transmitted to them via a political and economic elite who have built a model of American relevance predicated on the need for an enemy capable of sustaining a military industrial and congressional complex by justifying an expansive budget that leaves America weaker and shareholders wealthier.

Rampant Russophobia threatens American security by creating a false sense of danger around which policies that could lead to a military confrontation with Russia—and nuclear war—are formulated and implemented. If the American people are to have any hope of surviving the next decade, then an antidote to the disease of Russophobia must be administered. This antidote is not difficult to acquire—it consists of fact-based truth grounded in a realistic understanding of the world we live in, inclusive of a sovereign Russia. The real issue is administering this antidote because the traditional vectors for the dissemination of information in America—the so-called mainstream media—have long since been corrupted by the very political and economic elites who are promoting Russophobia to begin with.

Love him or hate Tucker Carlson (I am guilty of having done both; I currently count Tucker as one of the “good guys”), he represents a massive media presence that operates outside the span of control of the informational elite in America, a social media-based presence which, given its association with Elon Musk’s “free speech” platform, X (the former Twitter), cannot be shut down or silenced. Quantifying the “Tucker Carlson factor” is a challenge. Back in August 2023, Tucker interviewed former President Donald Trump; the interview was streamed at the same time as a prime-time Republican Party presidential debate that Trump had boycotted. Fox News, which broadcast the debate, attracted some 12.8 million viewers during the two-hour broadcast. Donald Trump later posted on X that the interview had received 236 million views a day after it was streamed. But that number reflects what X calls “impressions,” not actual views—that number was just shy of 15 million (not as impressive, but still beating out the Fox debate.)

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“Arrest those calling for his arrest!”

Elon Musk Responds To Calls For Tucker Carlson’s Arrest (RT)

Anyone calling for the arrest of US journalist Tucker Carlson over his plan to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin should themselves be detained, billionaire Elon Musk has suggested. Carlson arrived in Moscow last weekend, saying he intended to show Americans an unfiltered Russian position on the Ukraine conflict and the broader tensions between Moscow and the West. The former Fox News host accused the mainstream media of failing to provide the full picture due to political reasons, and said Musk had promised not to suppress the distribution on X (formerly Twitter) of his planned interview with Putin. There has been speculation about the potential risks to Carlson in his homeland due to his trip to Russia. Malaysia-based conservative blogger Ian Miles Cheong has suggested that he “could become the next Julian Assange,” noting that “politicians and establishment media shills” have been calling for Carlson’s arrest.

“Arrest those calling for his arrest!” Musk responded in a post on X. WikiLeaks founder Assange is currently in a British prison, fighting a US extradition request. Washington has indicted him with crimes related to the way whistleblower Chelsea Manning obtained classified materials on the US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of which were damning for the American government. Supporters say Assange, who has not had full freedom since 2012, is being persecuted by the US and its allies for exposing their dirty secrets. He was jailed in 2019 after Ecuador revoked the political asylum that had allowed him to stay at the country’s embassy in London, enabling British law enforcement to arrest him.

Some public figures in the US have accused Carlson of harboring sympathies for Putin, and of intending to spread “Russian propaganda” by interviewing him. Even before the goal of Carlson’s visit to Moscow was confirmed, neoconservative writer Bill Kristol urged the US government to prevent the journalist from returning home, “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Carlson has insisted that he does not like the Russian leader, but said it is important for the American public to hear Putin’s views on the Ukraine conflict and the tensions between Moscow and Washington, considering what’s at stake. He also accused the American government of trying to prevent him from interviewing Putin, a notion that White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed as “ridiculous.”

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Tucker has been on the kill list for quite some time. He’s as popular in Ukraine as Putin is right now.

Tucker Carlson Threatened With Death, Sanctions for Putin Interview (Sp.)

The US journalist has faced threats to his life for undermining Western regime narratives with his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. News spread Wednesday that US journalist Tucker Carlson has been added to a Ukrainian “kill list” as the reporter prepares to release an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The disturbing development was noted by users on social media, who shared screenshots of the entry for Carlson on the Mirotvorets webpage. The controversial site compiles the personal information of journalists and other prominent figures who are deemed to be “enemies of Ukraine.” Users pointed out that Carlson’s entry has existed on the site for some time, but news of Carlson’s interview brought renewed attention to the fact that figures associated with the Kiev regime have apparently been monitoring the journalist for over a year.

Western corporate media often dismisses the significance of the Mirotvorets page, but the site is operated by figures with close connections to Ukrainian lawmakers. Journalists Vladlen Tatarsky and Darya Dugina were killed by Ukrainian terrorists after appearing on the “Peace Maker” section of the website. More recently, the author Gonzalo Lira died in a Ukrainian prison where he was being held after engaging in prominent public criticism of the Kiev regime. The incident garnered minimal comment from the Biden administration, even though Lira was an American citizen. Although the Zelensky regime enjoys American military and financial aid, that doesn’t stop Ukraine from listing US citizens on the “kill list”. Meanwhile, the White House has remained mum about US citizens’ presence on the assassination list.

It also emerged Wednesday that Carlson may be subject to Western sanctions for conducting the interview with President Putin.Reporting in US media, based on interviews with current and former members of the European Parliament, confirmed that Carlson could be legally punished for his act of journalism. Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, now a member of the European Parliament, described Carlson as “a mouthpiece” for Putin and former US President Donald Trump.“As Putin is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well,” said Verhofstadt. Former EU parliament member Luis Garicano agreed with Verhofstadt’s assessment. “He is no longer a newsman, but a propagandist for the most heinous regime on European soil and the one which is most dangerous to our peace and security,” said Garicano.

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“..a propagandist for the most heinous regime on European soil..”

It sort of makes sense. These people never talk to anyone who doesn’t share their views. So why would they let a jourmalist do it?

EU May Sanction Tucker Carlson Over Putin Interview (RT)

American journalist Tucker Carlson could be banned from visiting the European Union after interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Newsweek said on Wednesday, quoting one former and two current MEPs. The former Fox News host was spotted in Moscow last weekend and revealed on Tuesday that he would be interviewing Putin. The interview will be posted on X (formerly Twitter), with the platform’s owner Elon Musk guaranteeing it won’t be censored, Carlson said. Former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt, now a member of the European Parliament, has already called for Carlson to be banned from the bloc. “As Putin is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well,” Verhofstadt told Newsweek. The EAS is responsible for the bloc’s foreign policy and can recommend sanctions, which need to be approved by the European Council.

Verhofstadt is best known for having served as the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, and for championing the idea of the bloc becoming an “empire.” He is not a lone voice in demanding a ban on Carlson, however. The journalist “is no longer a newsman, but a propagandist for the most heinous regime on European soil,” former Spanish MEP Luis Garicano told Newsweek. The London School of Economics alumnus now teaches at two US universities. “Carlson wants to give a platform to someone accused of crimes of genocide – this is wrong,” Estonian MEP Urmas Paet told the outlet, falsely characterizing the International Criminal Court (ICC) claims against the Russian president. Moscow has rejected the case as politically motivated. “So, for such propaganda for a criminal regime, you can end up on the list of sanctions. This concerns primarily a travel ban to EU countries,” added Paet, the former foreign minister of the Baltic state.

Announcing his interview on Tuesday, Carlson said “We’re not here because we love Vladimir Putin. We are here because we love the US and want it to remain prosperous and free.” Americans were ignorant of “history-altering developments” arising from the Ukraine conflict, because English-language media have lied to them, mostly by omission, Carlson said. “That’s wrong. Americans have the right to know all they can about a war they are implicated in.” The US and its EU allies have sent over $200 billion in military and financial aid to Kiev since the conflict escalated in 2022, while arguing they are not directly involved.

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“Tucker Carlson is about to bring the truth to the American people. But are they ready for it?”

Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War (Jay)

In the seventies, when the cold war was at its peak, Donald Rumsfeld was convinced that the Atlantic Ocean, off the U.S. coast, was teaming with Russian submarines. The U.S. navy couldn’t detect them because, he was convinced, the Soviets had a new ‘acoustic technology’ which made them effectively invisible. Rumsfeld went ahead and ploughed billions of dollars into developing a new technology which could detect the non-acoustic subs. But that failed and is still costing the U.S. taxpayer today. The truth was in fact, the Soviet subs just weren’t there.The error on the part of Rumsfeld, it could be argued, still paid dividends as scaring the American public into believing a threat is real and imminent – on your doorstep in fact – is very profitable for a government which wishes to achieve two clear objectives: pouring billions into the pockets of defence contractors; and secondly whipping up fear of an imminent war with an enemy, with the sold objective of distracting the public away from a failing economy and abysmal foreign policy.

It’s happening today. If we look at the mainstream news all we see is talk of war with Russia. And yet there isn’t a single shred of intel which these outlets can offer to substantiate this claim. It will remind many of the weeks leading up the Iraq invasion in 2003 when the U.S. and UK faked intel to show that Saddam Hussein had WMDs. Western elites are guiding journalists to write this nonsense as their bigger plan is to stir up a frenzy of war talk so as to prepare the public for much bigger defence spending and, in the case of the UK, even conscription. This is really about covering up one of the biggest cock-ups in contemporary history which western governments have made – sanctions against Russia and the NATO campaign in Ukraine – which have backfired so spectacularly that the Biden administration and a number of EU governments are united in this scaremongering, believing it’s a winner.

Of course the “we’re going to war with Russia” comes from the White House. Where else? Only the U.S. has that sort of power with an increasingly craven, pathetic EU which is now so servile to the Biden administration that it’s beginning to make the UK look less of a poodle to the Americans. The whole scam is American and the Europeans are obliging with it in a big way. The only real threat the plan has of not working is if a few, remote feral corners of the media – or mavericks who were fired by media giants – make a stand and call it out for what it is. Which is why Tucker Carlson’s trip to Moscow where he intends to interview Putin is so important and such a threat to the Biden administration and western elites as a whole. When Carlson interviews the Russian leader and it becomes clear that western media have been lying for so long about the Ukraine war and even this latest ruse of Russia wanting to invade eastern Europe, then the whole scam will collapse.

Clearly the West is worried about the interview. They have already wheeled out enough congressmen on social media to try and brandish Carlson as some sort of traitor who should not be allowed back into the U.S. Western media will probably not report on the interview but this will only make it a bigger hit on social media. The interview is really the only single opportunity for this mad war machine to be halted, for the lies to be exposed and for a more salient approach to East-West relations to begin. It should not be underestimated. But the knifes are out. Watch in particular the embedded western media correspondents who live in Moscow push the blade into Carlson’s back and mock the interview in a bid to discredit the whole thing. Scores of millions of Americans are about to be enlightened on a whole plethora of issues which, until now, their own media have lied to them about. To call this interview a bombshell would be an understatement. Tucker Carlson is about to bring the truth to the American people. But are they ready for it?

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“And all Tucker Carlson is doing is now adding more information to that information war, and the United States is losing it.”

Freakout Over Tucker Carlson Signals Collapse of Western War Propaganda (Miles)

The Western propaganda machine is losing its potency as the United States’ anti-Russian proxy war in Ukraine fails. Western mainstream media isn’t what it used to be. Some 20 years ago, US regime propagandists lied the United States into the Iraq War with ease. Saddam Hussein was “Hilter,” we were told. He wanted to conquer the world. He was making nukes. Americans bought the story unquestioningly. Such has not been the case with the latest war effort. Americans are intensely divided. Congress is unable to pass requisite funding. And the US proxy regime is failing on the battlefield. Increasingly, it seems the propagandists in Washington and Langley are no longer up to the task.

Amidst the collective Western freakout that journalist Tucker Carlson will share his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin and provide Western audiences the opportunity to hear the unfiltered message of the US enemy du jour, analyst Steve Poikonen joined Sputnik’s The Critical Hour program Wednesday to discuss the sad state of affairs. “We’re going to fundamentally destroy the concept of journalism in the press in order to keep you from hearing this conversation,” Poikonen said, summarizing the mindset of Western rulers. “What we’re witnessing is multiple world governments telling people you don’t have the right to hear a conversation between two people that we don’t like right now.”

“I think that you have to look at every single instance of the state abusing its perceived authority or power to interfere with a journalist or their actions as part of the whole war on Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and journalism in general,” Poikonen added. Julian Assange, the renegade founder of the website WikiLeaks, has been held in the HM Belmarsh high-security prison in the United Kingdom for almost five years. The journalist was arrested after Ecuadorian President and suspected CIA asset Lenin Moreno revoked his asylum agreement after he’d spent seven years seeking refuge in the country’s embassy in London. Assange believes the United States seeks to sentence him to life in prison or even submit him to the death penalty.

Host Wilmer Leon noted that US ally Israel is also deliberately targeting and killing journalists in its assault on Gaza while the United States itself operates a “massive biosurveillance structure” more sophisticated than that run by any secret police in history. “The United States government/the West realizes it is losing the narrative, it is losing the public opinion,” said Leon. “When you look at the polls, Americans want us out of Ukraine, Americans don’t want their money to go there, Americans are opposed to the genocidal actions of the Zionist government in Israel. They’re losing the narrative, they’re losing in the court of public opinion.” “And all Tucker Carlson is doing is now adding more information to that information war, and the United States is losing it.”

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“..justified by the endlessly recycled premise that if Putin is not defeated in Ukraine, he’s sure to rampage through the rest of Europe, fulfilling his destiny as the latter-day incarnation of Hitler..”

Of Course Journalists Should Interview Vladimir Putin (Tracey)

While I was in Moscow last December, people who had just been to the ghastly front-lines in Ukraine recounted stories of how members of the same family were often seen fighting against one another from dueling trenches: blood relatives of the same Slavic clan speaking the same language—Russian—hurling explosives in opposite directions over the same desolate no-man’s-land. How anyone could look at this situation and come away with triumphalist notions of war grandeur, rather than a deep sense of avoidable tragedy, seemed like a cruel farce. So that was exactly the sentiment I conveyed to the Russian hosts of the meeting I attended, some of whom did harbor such triumphalist notions (those present included a senior-ranking Kremlin official). “Chatham House” rules were stipulated for the gathering, precluding me from making any public disclosure of the attendees’ identities or what anyone else specifically said.

But I can certainly reveal what I said: that the war in Ukraine was an obvious disaster for all involved. The brutish, World War I-style trench warfare that had become the war’s grisly signature cannot possibly warrant any other conclusion. That was a message I was happy to deliver in Moscow, just as I’d be happy to do in Kyiv, and had previously done in Washington, D.C. I explained to my hosts that when the opportunity to come to Russia arose, I accepted without hesitation, because bilateral relations between the world’s leading nuclear superpowers had perilously deteriorated since the invasion of Ukraine. The grand cosmological treatises articulated by some of the meeting’s participants, about how Russia was waging a godly war of civilizational purification, were both wildly over-aggrandized and beside the point, I argued: A giant, man-made calamity was unfolding in real time, and it could always get exponentially worse given the ever-present risks of escalation.

Obviously Russia, as the invading power, bore a major share of the culpability for this disaster. But sadly for those who crave comforting moral simplicity, the Russia/Ukraine war is not the first in world history with a single cause or a sole culprit. Even getting to Russia in the first place required making a special trek to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where I received a “humanitarian” visa with strict limitations for the duration of my stay. Though it would be pompous to claim I was embarked on anything like a “humanitarian” mission—I had no plans to deliver medical supplies to the Donbas, for instance—there did strike me to be a kind of humanitarian value in doing whatever small part I could to maintain some semblance of interpersonal exchange between the two countries, which, lest anyone forget, maintain the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals. (The last remaining mutual arms control mechanism was ominously suspended in 2023.)

A top Russian official remarked that relations with the United States were at a lower point than any time since the founding of the Soviet Union; even basic diplomatic communications between the two governments had become negligible to non-existent. Yet these obstacles to normal U.S.-Russia engagement only heighten the obligation for any respectable journalist, if presented with the opportunity, to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin without a second thought. It’s worth recalling that Putin was relatively accessible to American media before the Ukraine war broke out. [..] Of course, whatever interview Tucker Carlson might conduct with Putin is subject to reasonable scrutiny. There is a balance to be struck between hyper-moralizing condemnation, gratuitous flattery, and appropriately probing interrogation—though few journalists manage to strike this balance. But it’s tediously, unbearably stupid for anyone to suggest that Carlson, simply by virtue of going to Russia with the intent of interviewing Putin, should therefore be assumed guilty of treason—probably the most overused smear in the present American political lexicon.

Anyone who blurts out that tired charge has probably not had an original thought since at least the Steele Dossier, and is clearly just interested in monomaniacal villainization of the world leader they love to revile—not ascertaining information to improve public understanding of critical world affairs. As we speak, Congress is lurching toward eventual passage of the largest disbursement of U.S. military “aid” since the beginning of the war, justified by the endlessly recycled premise that if Putin is not defeated in Ukraine, he’s sure to rampage through the rest of Europe, fulfilling his destiny as the latter-day incarnation of Hitler. Isn’t it about time someone journalistically scrutinizes that proposition by going directly to the source?

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“It is necessary to distract voters in order to justify multibillion [dollar or euro] spending on Banderovite ‘Ukraine’ that everyone has gotten sick of..”

Medvedev Predicts Apocalypse In Event of Russia-NATO War (TASS)

In the event of a war with NATO, Russia would have to “respond asymmetrically” and use missiles “with special warheads,” Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said on his Telegram channel. He noted that, “if, God forbid, such a war happens, it will not follow the scenario of the special military operation” and it “won’t be waged in trenches with the use of artillery, armor, drones and means of radio-electronic warfare.” “NATO is a huge military bloc, the population of the countries of the alliance is almost one billion people and their joint military budget may reach one and a half trillion dollars,” Medvedev explained. “Therefore, due to the incommensurability of our [respective] military potentials, we simply won’t have a choice. The response will be asymmetrical. In order to protect the territorial integrity of our country, ballistic and cruise missiles with special warheads (nuclear arms – TASS) will be used.

This is based on our doctrinal military documents and is well-known to everyone. And this is precisely [equivalent to] the proverbial Apocalypse [or End Times depicted in the Biblical Book of Revelation]. The end of everything,” Medvedev stressed. So far, according to him, “all the big European bosses are cynically lying to their citizens” by reiterating the necessity to be ready “for a war with Russia.” “And while Russia has repeatedly spoken about the absence of any plans for a conflict with NATO and the EU countries, highly dangerous chatter on the subject continues [nevertheless],” Medvedev stated. He asserted that its causes are obvious. “It is necessary to distract voters in order to justify multibillion [dollar or euro] spending on Banderovite ‘Ukraine’ that everyone has gotten sick of.

Since gigantic sums of money are being spent not on resolving social issues in these countries, but on a war in a dying country, which is alien to taxpayers, with its population scattered all over Europe terrorizing local residents. This is why, every day the leaders of these countries are sermonizing that it is necessary to get ready for a war with Russia and continue to help Ukraine, which means producing more tanks, shells, drones and other weapons,” the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council said. He concluded that European leaders “should tell the bitter truth to their voters instead of treating them as brainless idiots.” “They should explain to them what will really happen instead of repeating the deceitful mantra about readiness for a war with Russia,” Medvedev concluded.

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“..another significant Ukrainian retreat appears likely in the short term..”

NATO Prepares to Move East, as Russia Prepares to Move West (Bentley)

The first phase of NATO’s Steadfast Defender military exercise got underway last week with a bit of a fiasco, when the UK’s $4.4 billion flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, was sidelined by propeller shaft problems before it could even make it out of port. The Queen Elizabeth was scheduled to take a leading role in Steadfast Defender, and will now be replaced by the UK’s other (yes, they only have 2) carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, which itself broke down with propeller shaft problems in August 2022, only making it as far as the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, just a few miles from its home port of Portsmouth before having to be towed back to port for repairs that required almost a year before the Prince was again deemed sea-worthy.

If the Queen requires similar repairs to those the Prince underwent, HMS Queen Elizabeth and her arsenal of up to 36 F-35’s and 4 helicopters will be unable to participate in the Steadfast Defender exercise nor in any other seagoing operations until this time next year. This timeline is, as the Brits often say, “Highly likely”. The Queen is, as of now, unable to fulfill her duty in Steadfast Defender, as well as any upcoming Red Sea military operations, so, The Prince will have to take up the duty, barring any recurring problems with the Prince’s own shaft, which if they occurred, would leave the entire UK carrier fleet under repair for the “biggest NATO exercise since the Cold War” and at a time of significant and escalation naval combat operations in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. A rather inauspicious beginning to the NATO exercise and the kingdom that once “ruled the waves”.

While the primarily naval/logistical part of the operation will continue from now until mid-March, the land warfare phase will last from mid-March through the end of using 90,000 NATO from and in the following NATO nations: Finland, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the UK. The movement of 90,000 NATO soldiers into the areas bordering Russia and Ukraine is also a prime opportunity to continue the importation of thousands of foreign mercenaries into the depleted ranks of Ukrainian cannon fodder. There are two separate variants foreign mercenaries in Ukraine these days – on the one hand, you have the Tik Tok Tourists, here only for the photo ops and bargain brothels, the low budget assassins from the narco-cartels in Central and South America, here to make gun, drug, and human trafficking connections, cheap and expendable, ideal candidates for suicide missions, who don’t have to even be buried, much less paid.

On the other hand, you have field grade NATO officers, highly trained weapons technicians and special forces “operators” from the elite units of the NATO militaries. Steadfast Defender is an opportunity to give these expert torturers and killers, these trained terrorists, a free ticket to Ukraine, with all their gear. Meanwhile, the Russian Army continues to advance all across the Donbass Front, particularly in the area of Kupyansk, where Ukrainian media have been spreading rumors in recent days of 40,000 Russian soldiers and 1,100 tanks and IFV’s. There is little to no evidence of such a massive build-up, and competent analysts have floated a theory that these announcements are really a cover excuse for a forthcoming retreat by Ukrainian forces to the western side of the Oskol River, which runs through the middle of Kupyansk. Either way, another significant Ukrainian retreat appears likely in the short term.

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“..his country was ready to call on the Houthis to cease fire, if Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip and lifts restrictions on sending humanitarian aid..”

Iran Refutes Accusations It Supplies Weapons To Houthis – Envoy To UN (TASS)

The Iranian authorities do not arm Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement Ansar Allah, Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, told NBC. The envoy added that the Houthis “have their own weapons,” and Iran is not instructing the rebels on how to use them. The diplomat pointed out that his country’s relations with the Middle East armed formations, which Tehran calls the Axis of Resistance, are a defensive pact, and added that the country does not steer them in any direction, but does “some coordination, cooperation, consultation and maybe some financing also.” The Iranian envoy also said that his country was ready to call on the Houthis to cease fire, if Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip and lifts restrictions on sending humanitarian aid to the residents of the enclave.

The Axis of Resistance is made up of Muslim, mostly Shiite, armed formations. These include Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement, Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, Iran’s Islamic Resistance in Iraq, Palestinian Hamas movement, as well as the Zainebiyoun Brigade (consisting of Shia Pakistanis) and the Fatemiyoun Brigade (consisting of Shia Afghanis). With the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalating, the Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement announced that it would conduct strikes on Israeli territory and block pro-Israeli vessels from passing through the waters of the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait until Tel Aviv ceases its military operation in the Palestinian enclave. The Houthis have attacked dozens of civilian vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since mid-November of last year.

On the night of January 12, US and UK forces launched strikes using aircraft, ships and submarines against Yemeni rebel movement targets in a number of cities, including Sanaa and Hodeidah. US President Joe Biden said that the strike was carried out in response to unprecedented attacks by the Houthis in the Red Sea and was defensive. The targets included missile sites, UAVs and the Houthis’ radar stations. On February 3, American and British forces struck 36 Houthi-affiliated targets. On February 4, US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported conducting yet another series of strikes on Yemen, with the targets of the attacks being five cruise missiles launched by the Houthis.

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“For less than 4% of the US national defense budget, the US power grid and critical infrastructure can be shielded from EMP.”

The United States Has Zero National Security (Paul Craig Roberts)

In his newly published book, Nuclear High-Attitude Electromagnetic Pulse, Steven Starr shows that all it takes is one nuclear explosion to shut down the United States and throw the population back into the Dark Ages. The electric power grid would be destroyed along with the communications system, the cooling systems at nuclear power plants and all electronic devices. The reason is that civilian infrastructure is not protected from ElectroMagneticPulse (EMP). The military has taken steps to shield its weapon and communication systems, but nothing has been done to protect civilian infrastructure. Bills mandating EMP protection have been defeated in Congress. Starr reports that only 4% of the US military budget is required to shield the power grid and civilian infrastructure. Instead, the Washington idiots waste trillions of dollars in pointless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Serbia, Syria, Yemen, Palestine, and Ukraine. American cities would suffer no effects from blast and fire, such as would be produced by ground level detonation, but the consequences would be just as dire.

“105 miles above Ohio, a single nuclear warhead explodes. Because it is far above the atmosphere, there will be no blast or fire effects felt on Earth, however, this high-altitude nuclear detonation will create a gigantic electromagnetic pulse or EMP. “In one billionth of a second, the initial EMP E1 wave will cause massive voltages and currents to form within power lines, telecommunication lines, cables, wires, antennas, and any other electrically conductive material found beneath the nuclear detonation in a circular area covering hundreds of thousands of square miles. “Within this region, under ideal conditions, the E1 wave will produce 2 million volts and a current of 5,000 to 10,000 amps within medium distribution power lines. Any unshielded modern electronic devices that contain solid-state circuitry, which are plugged into the grid, will be disabled, damaged, or destroyed. This includes the electronic devices required to operate all critical national infrastructure.

“Unshielded electronic devices within ground, air, and sea transportation systems, water and sanitation systems, fuel and food distribution systems, water and sanitation systems, telecommunication systems, and banking systems would all be simultaneously knocked out of service – and all these systems would be disabled until the solid-state electronics required to operate them could be repaired or replaced. “The E1 wave will also instantly destroy millions of glass insulators found on 15 kilovolt-class electric power distribution lines. 78% of all electricity in the US is delivered to end users (residential, agricultural, commercial) through these 15 kV power lines. The loss of a single insulator on a line can knock out power distribution on the entire line. “At the same instant, the massive voltage and current induced by the E1 wave will damage and destroy the relays, sensors, and control panels at 1783 High Voltage Substations, knocking out the entire electric power grid in the eastern half of the United States.

“One to ten seconds after the nuclear detonation, the following EMP E3 wave would induce powerful current flows in power lines including lines that are both above and below ground. E3 would damage or destroy many – if not most – of the Large Power Transformers and Extra High Voltage Circuit Breakers required for the long-distance transmission of about 90% of electrical power in the United States. “The loss of Large Power Transformers and Extra High Voltage Circuit Breakers would mean that entire regions within the United States would be left without electric power for up to a year or longer. This is because Large Power Transformers are not stockpiled and the current wait time for their manufacture is 18 to 24 months; they must be custom designed and manufactured and about 80% are made overseas. They each weigh between 200 and 400 tons and must be shipped by sea and moving them to their final destination is quite difficult even under normal circumstances.

“Because nuclear power plants are not designed to withstand the effects of EMP, the solid-state electronics within their backup electrical and cooling systems would also be damaged and disabled. The failure of their Emergency Power Systems and active Emergency Core Cooling Systems will make it impossible to cool their reactor cores after emergency shutdown; this will quickly lead to reactor core meltdowns at dozens of nuclear power plants. “To summarize, a single nuclear high-altitude electromagnetic pulse can instantly take out most or all of the US power grid while simultaneously destroying the solid-state electronic devices required to operate US critical national infrastructure – including the safety systems at nuclear power plants. Following a nuclear EMP, the people of the US would suddenly find themselves living in the conditions of the Middle Ages for a period possibly as long as a year – most Americans would not be able to survive such circumstances. “For less than 4% of the US national defense budget, the US power grid and critical infrastructure can be shielded from EMP. However, the political will to implement this protection has not yet been found, so Americans remain very much at risk.”

[..]Thanks to the fools who govern us, we have zero national security despite the massive expenditures year after year, decade after decade. People do not realize that the convenience and entertainment provided by their cell phones comes at great cost when measured by risk. Nothing is secure in the digital age, not your identity, your privacy, your bank account, or your independence. The expansion of the digital revolution into money will mean that you can be denied access to your money for any reason including the exercise of free speech. All accumulated knowledge in digital form can be erased by one EMP. Try to imagine the consequences of such a loss. These are new risks never before experienced on Earth.

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“..we can establish a fundamental empirical principle: the greater a government’s support for Kiev, the greater its neglect of its own people..”

EU: The Closer to Kiev, the Further Away From Its People (Dionísio)

On the very day that European leaders were holding a summit and carrying out all kinds of underground negotiations to secure the detour of another 50 billion euros into Kiev’s bottomless pit, the farmers’ struggle was sowing chaos in Brussels. There can be no clearer picture of the ever-widening gap between the needs of the people of Europe and the needs perceived by their supposedly “democratically” elected “rulers”.

The more Europe’s reality demands concentration and decisiveness in the face of worsening internal problems, the more the parties that are beholden to Brussels’ interests throw themselves headlong into the abyss called Ukraine. The trend is so clear that we can confirm the existence of a “Kiev curse”. From the UK to Finland, from Italy to Slovakia and many others in between, there are many examples of cases in which, the greater the public support for the Kiev regime, the greater the degradation of its public image and, the greater the chances of its government falling or being defeated in the elections. For Scholz, not even Baerbock’s greens will save him; for Macron, this time Le Pen’s fear will be overcome by the certainty that he, his neoliberalism and submission to U.S./NATO power are no good either.

What is certain is that, today, in the European Union, we can establish a fundamental empirical principle: the greater a government’s support for Kiev, the greater its neglect of its own people. Ukraine is not only the cancer that threatens to corrode the entire Union, it will also be the slow fire in which it consumes itself. Against this backdrop, in a Brussels city invaded by European farmers, the council approved the 50 billion Euro for a period of 4 years, of which 33 are borrowed and 17 are non-repayable. However, the approval process itself, and the destination of these funds, threatens to continue to tear holes in the so-called “European project”. And it is from the bottom that it is crumbling. In this way, the EU will necessarily succumb, just like the leaders of the empire, the USA, to its own contradictions, which are ever deeper, more antagonistic and irreconcilable.

The 50 billion allocated to Ukraine is taken from the “European Multiannual Framework“, i.e. the EU budget for the European Structural Funds, which are intended for the social, economic and cultural development of the member states themselves. Although Ursula Von Der “Liar” wanted to reprogram 100 billion euros, she had to settle for 64.6 billion. However, the only item that hasn’t changed since the beginning of the process is the Ukrainian one. Which means a lot: Ukraine was, and is, the priority of priorities. In the U.S., the UK and the EU, we find the same common denominator: prioritization of external conflicts increases as attention to internal problems decreases. Pockets are not unlimited and the leaders of the collective West have shown where their main concerns lie. And how is this possible?

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“..what will they say to God when he asks them why they did this?”

A New and True Arab Spring – Part Two (Vasco)

In the Middle East, the U.S. maintains military bases across an entire land mass that connects Turkey in the north, Egypt in the west, Iraq in the east and Oman in the south, totaling 12 countries (including Occupied Palestine). They are already being attacked daily in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi resistance also attacked a base in Jordan, eliminating three American soldiers. The Iraqi (to a greater extent) and Jordanian (to a lesser extent) governments, as well as the Syrian, are therefore under enormous pressure to expel American troops. If Axis of Resistance forces begin attacking American bases in other countries as well (where public opinion is radically anti-American and pro-Palestinian), this could force the governments of those countries to commit to a withdrawal of American troops, as is happening in Iraq. And, just like in Iraq, this would weaken these same governments, which are largely supported by imperialist power.

At the same time that governments that collaborate with imperialism and Zionism are unpopular and suffer great pressure from their people, these same people are also influenced by the heroic examples of the Axis of Resistance. The popularity of the Houthis, which was already great, has only increased since the beginning of the blockade of the Red Sea. The people are armed and in the streets, and after this stage of the war they should focus on taking over the rest of Yemen. They only control 30% of the country, but that is where the majority of the Yemeni population lives. In other countries, the Houthis have also become very popular and groups that claim the Houthis fight tend to have more followers. The internationalism of the Houthis is truly moving, both in actions and in words: “Yemeni blood is not more valuable than Palestinian blood,” said Sanaa Information Minister Dhaif Allah al-Shami, in a statement expressing the noble sentiment revolutionary in opposition to the Arab governments’ betrayals of the Palestinian cause.

Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, leader of Ansurallah, disapproved of the collaboration of Arab and Muslim regimes with the enemy and called for unity for Palestine. In the same sense, the spokesman for the al-Quds Brigades, of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, also condemned this collaborationism: “what will they say to God when he asks them why they did this?” Arabs and Muslims consider themselves to be a single, great nation. It is really an artificial division carried out by England and France after the First World War. They are a people who were divided so that colonial powers could reign over them, to weaken them. But the feeling of unity and belonging to a single nation has not been annihilated, on the contrary: it is growing stronger. Arab governments make a serious mistake by not responding to their people’s demands to come to the aid of the Palestinians. The internationalist call of the heroic Houthi revolutionaries, who have become popular idols throughout the region, to sacrifice their own lives to defend Palestine echoes strongly throughout the great Islamic nation. The tendency is for revolutionary movements such as Ansarullah or Hamas to emerge or become popular in all Arab countries.

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Zealots are going to zealot. And you can’t really blame them. They’re born as simple-minded creatures.

Mr Bean Blamed For Slow Electric Car Sales (RT)

The UK-based environmental charity Green Alliance has accused actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson of being a high-profile obstacle to the government’s efforts to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2035. Addressing the House of Lords on Tuesday, a group representative claimed that a comment piece written by Atkinson in the Guardian newspaper in June 2023 was “one of the most damaging articles” for the net zero cause and the public’s adoption of EVs. In his op-ed, Atkinson, who described himself as a “car person” and an “early adopter” of EVs, stated that while he had enjoyed owning a hybrid and a fully electric car, even though they were “a bit soulless,” he has increasingly felt “duped” regarding claims that EVs are an “environmental panacea.”

The actor criticized the use of lithium-ion batteries in EVs, citing research suggesting that greenhouse gas emissions during the production of electric cars were 70% higher than when producing gasoline ones. The main culprit, Atkinson pointed out, were the “absurdly heavy” batteries, which are estimated to last only up to 10 years. “It seems a perverse choice of hardware with which to lead the automobile’s fight against the climate crisis,” he wrote. Atkinson suggested the need for electric vehicles as a solution to the climate crisis could be negated by encouraging drivers to stop buying new cars every three years and to keep their vehicles for longer. Another solution, proposed by the actor, was exploring ways to increase the use of cleaner synthetic fuels. “I’m feeling that our honeymoon with electric cars is coming to an end, and that’s no bad thing,” the actor concluded.

In its letter to the House of Lords environment and climate change committee, the Green Alliance pressure group insisted that Atkinson’s views were misleading and suggested that his concerns regarding EVs had been “roundly debunked.” “Unfortunately, fact checks never reach the same breadth of audience as the original false claim, emphasizing the need to ensure high editorial standards around the net zero transition,” the group said. Other issues hindering the country’s phase-out of combustion-engine vehicles included insufficient charging infrastructure, high prices on new EVs compared to their petrol and diesel alternatives, and a “lack of clear, long-term messaging from government.”

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Protests work. The people will not forget that.

Facing Farm Protests, EU Eases Demands In 2040 Climate Proposal (Pol.eu)

Under intense pressure from farmers, the European Commission has dropped key passages in a proposal for a new 2040 goal for cutting greenhouse gas pollution. “All sectors” would need to contribute to the effort, the EU executive’s plan says. But a mention of a possible 30 percent cut to agricultural pollution between 2015 and 2040, which was in previous drafts seen by POLITICO, had been removed. Also excised were recommendations for citizens to make changes to their behavior, like eating less meat, and a push to end fossil fuel subsidies. Farmers’ protests have broken out in many countries across Europe in recent weeks, with the industry expressing discontent over the EU’s green policies. Some of the largest demonstrations have been in Germany, prompted by a cut to diesel subsidies. Brussels has faced calls from industry groups and some political parties to lay out a 2040 climate pathway that doesn’t ignite further anger.

The EU’s plan is set to be presented on Tuesday and will recommend a 90 percent cut in total EU emissions by 2040 from 1990 levels — a suggestion in line with scientific advice. The updated version of the plan, which is still subject to change, framed agriculture in a more positive light compared to earlier drafts. The role the sector plays in the EU’s “food sovereignty” was also emphasized. This reframing is in line with a demand made by the powerful center-right European People’s Party (EPP) — the political family of top EU executive Ursula von der Leyen and the European Parliament’s largest group. Peter Liese, the EPP group’s environmental spokesperson, told reporters on Monday the EPP’s consideration of the Commission’s 90 percent 2040 target was conditional on more emphasis being placed on “positive opportunities” for farmers and less on “new instruments that rather see the farmers as an enemy of climate policy.”

But however positive the framing, the reality is hard to escape, said one EU official. The agriculture industry, the official argued, could and should contribute to hitting the EU’s climate goals, which include a legal mandate to be climate-neutral by 2050. “Despite all the semantics in the [Commission], there is an unequivocal Impact Assessment making a very compelling (business) case for an ambitious headline target and all sub-targets for sectors,” said the official, who was granted anonymity to discuss the negotiations, referencing an analysis that will accompany the EU’s plan.

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A new United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture.. Notice the similarities with Tucker Carlson.

Assange Faces Torture and Suicide in US – UN (RT)

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture has called upon authorities in the UK to block Julian Assange’s possible extradition to the United States to face espionage charges. Britain could be violating human rights laws by turning the WikiLeaks founder over to the US, due to his fragile mental state, UN expert Alice Jill Edwards warned on Tuesday. Ahead of Assange’s final appeal against extradition this month, Edwards has warned that Assange’s “precarious mental health status” could mean that transferring him to US custody could endanger his health. “Julian Assange suffers from long-standing and recurrent depressive order,” Edwards said in a statement published on the website of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday. “He is assessed as being at risk of committing suicide.”

Assange, now 52, came to international prominence in 2010 when he published a series of leaks from US Army intelligence operative Chelsea Manning in what was referred to as the largest disclosure of classified documents in history. He faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted of a string of espionage charges. Edwards added that Assange is also at “risk of being placed in prolonged solitary confinement” and could receive a “potentially disproportionate sentence” in a US courtroom if extradition is approved. She also urged London to ensure “full compliance with the absolute and non-derogable prohibition of refoulement to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

A final decision on Assange’s possible extradition is expected to be made in London’s High Court on February 20 and 21. He faces a total of 18 criminal counts in the United States over his supposed role in leaking classified documents via the WikiLeaks platform, including some that exposed alleged war crimes. Assange has been hailed by his supporters as an anti-establishment hero who is being persecuted for exposing US military wrongdoing, and his prosecution would be an attack on journalism and free speech. “The last four and a half years have taken the most considerable toll on Julian and his family, including our two young sons,” Assange’s wife Stella, whom he married in prison, said last year. “The persecution of this innocent journalist and publisher must end.” Assange has been detained in the UK since 2019 and is currently being held at Belmarsh Prison in London. Prior to his detention, he spent nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in the English capital after being granted political asylum by the South American country.

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    Paul Klee Dancing Under the Empire of Fear 1938   • Tucker Madness is Good for America (Scott Ritter) • Elon Musk Responds To Calls For Tucker Ca
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle February 8 2024]

    #152133
    V. Arnold
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    Tucker Madness is Good for America (Scott Ritter) • Elon Musk Responds To Calls For Tucker Carlson’s Arrest (RT) • Tucker Carlson Threatened With Death, Sanctions for Putin Interview (Sp.) • EU May Sanction Tucker Carlson Over Putin Interview (RT) • Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War (Jay) • Freakout Over Tucker Carlson Signals Collapse of Western War Propaganda (Miles)

    Truely; a world gone mad……..

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    oxymoron
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    Before everyone at TAE gets too excited by the Putin / Carlson interview I thoroughly recommend reading the alt media on the ground in Russia for a clearer perspective starting with these…

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/putin-an-alternative-perspective

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/moscow-expands-war-against-info-terrorism

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    oxymoron
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    Hey Raul, the animal videos are so good at the end of the feed. Really make you feel better about things.
    Nice one.

    #152137
    Dr. D
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    From the internets:
    “it struck me that if America was planning to bomb someone in the Middle East, their most advantageous course would be to bomb Israel. It would earn the undying gratitude of the Arab nations and continuing access to their massive oil and gas reserves. Many other advantages as well, like geostrategic and reputational, too many to go into.
    What does Israel bring to the table? It’s like a sick baby, expensive and demanding and irritating, not to mention that the way Netanyahu ignores American wishes is humiliating to America’s prestige. Domestically of course the Jews are an important voting bloc, but at only 3% of the population they are easily swamped by the immigrant vote.”

    I have often wondered about that, as you should ally with the countries that have the oil, but we used Israel as the enforcer to watch over the petrodollar and our (BP) oil. Strange choice, but there you have it when Saudi was joining with the Hunt brothers to try to force the US back on a hard (silver) standard. Or were going to tank our markets like “Rollover” (1981). What we didn’t realize at the time was they weren’t enemies but it was all a show, and suddenly, one day, they had always been best friends, working with their third best friend, the U.S.

    #152138
    The Black
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    Many boys learn at an early age that, for the machine to achieve its full potential, you must first remove the governor.

    #152139
    WES
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    It has dawned on me that the big push by both Brussels EU and DC US politicians to pass huge bills in the tens of billions in support of a failing Ukrainian proxy war, is nothing but a last ditch blatant balls up attempt to line their own pockets and that of their supporter’s pockets (MIC) with taxpayer’s money for as many more years as possible.

    So far Brussels has succeeded in adding 4 more years until 2027, and sadly DC likely will too.

    None want to let their Ukrainian money laundromat go out of business anytime soon. Expect both DC and Brussels, after Ukraine falls, to set up a false Ukrainian government in excile, so they can further extend the operation of their Ukrainian money laundromat for decades to come.

    Corruption Inc forever!

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    Dr. D
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    “when the interview does air, it will—literally and figuratively—break the internet.”

    I have no idea what everyone’s on about. As Mr. Nobody says, this is the least interview interview in a while. It’s like he didn’t know he had to prepare questions? Putin cannot and will not answer anything insightful or revelation – or apparently didn’t – because of his situation. He has to be the anchor-ballast and work the plan with stability.

    Journalists are supposed to do this, so it’s not new. And since nothing was said, no one is at risk. What the actual heck is going on out there about people’s reaction to it? The pre-show was all staged using the new method, so is this an after-show where the Right pretends the Left is more mad than they actually are? And the Left can’t say “No, let Tucker talk”?

    From a logical perspective, none of the sturm und drang makes any sense. From anyone. It shouldn’t “Break” anything. It’s one of his weakest interviews this year.

    “we are at the stage where the actual content of the interview doesn’t matter” –Ritter

    Because he’s arguing we need an antidote to “Russia Russia Russia” before we reach WWIII. We’re reduced to such a cave man level that even seeing Putin is a MAN, soft spoken, average guy, can be a revelation to the amygdala highjack. Oh my God.

    “these elites have called for his excommunication—his passport seized, travel bans, and even criminal prosecution. These American elites have gone insane.” — Ritter

    Because they know they don’t have much leverage, and if something re-humanizes Russia and Putin they won’t be able to start WWIII and nuke us all. Again: Oh my God.

    They were like “Sanction” Tucker. With what? Shut off his access to the Ukrainian wheat market? WTF does that mean?
    And they worked so well last 10 times they tried it.

    “They fear Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin because, through this interview, ideas, narratives, and facts that have been ignored or suppressed by the political and media elites will be set forth in unfiltered fashion for the American public to consider free of the influence of those who seek to manipulate the population”

    How does this work? They’re already saying it’s “Disinformation” … when nobody knows what is in it yet. And how can it be “Disinformation”? That’s literally impossible. One guy – who we have no secret who he is – gave his opinion. If you’re against that or think he’s lying, you won’t give it a second thought, so what’s the bother?

    They actually had a better question: why not interview Biden back-to-back? He can refute all the Putin propaganda. Tucker would host him, absolutely. …Oh yeah, that’s why….

    “As Putin George Bush and Tony Blair is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well,” Fixed it.

    “it is necessary to get ready for a war with Russia and continue to help Ukraine, which means producing more tanks, shells, drones and other weapons,”

    Apparently not, since we’re not creating any, nor demonstrate any plans to. So are they planning peace, or are they planning immediate escalation to nuclear war – for, as all planners have noted, we have zero “escalation dominance” between naughty words and nukes. And aren’t getting any when that’s a core obstacle, daily discussed. Why bother if your plan – those locked in the nuclear control bunker – was never to “have” or “Win” a war anyway? Your plan was to CAUSE WWIII, drop the population and pop out the other side with space-age tech while the population are cave men and rule them as human cattle forever. You have to understand “they” are not “normal” people.

    If they were “normal”, we wouldn’t see the actions and decision they take daily. But generally, they are not “insane” per se, but their actions have a cohesion and narrative of its own that describes them. Bill Gates being from a kill-blacks, eugenics family, who then openly says on TV to the world, “if we take his vaccine in Africa the population will drop” is a good example. Is he a liar? Why would we not take him at his word? But we can’t because for most of us who and what he is is unthinkable. Same as if you meet an addict robbing you in the street, you don’t really know what’s going through his head, what he’s capable of, what he believes that minute. Only if you’ve rubbed shoulders with them, lived with them, seen it – hopefully in safety – can you piece it together.

    The thought they always wanted a nuclear exchange and never had any other plans, and all this is just pointless theatre to get us there seems perfectly logical to me. Of course they have to PRETEND we’ll have a “normal” war, or it’s just “Aid” which is just “training” which is just “Javelin missiles” which is just “Abrams tanks” which is just “HIMAR/F16s” which is just “All NATO going in”, well at that point “We have no choice”, right??

    The point – to this point – was never to “Win” at all. That’s why they’re all still so happy. It was to genocide every Slav on planet earth and their only disappointment is they’re only getting one side and Poland’s escaping.

    Was it Blair who just said this on international TV at Davos? He said he was amazed and overwhelmed, tearful almost, that the U.S. could kill Russians without a man lost. …Because Ukrainian Slavs aren’t “men” and aren’t “Human”. The whole nation lost counted as no more than a fly to him, doesn’t exist at all. Ukraine, hearing this then responded with “And that sounds great to us!!” I guess? Very odd. But they are a coup, Vichy government installed by Western Nazis, so…

    “HMS Queen Elizabeth, was sidelined by propeller shaft problems”

    The Queen Elizabeth got the shaft and is dead. Should have seen that coming.

    “before having to be towed back to port for repairs that required almost a year”

    Just spitballin’ here, but I bet China could repair that ship a lot faster. I remember the Pearl Harbor ships, some nearly sunk were towed TO Puget Sound, 2,000 miles away, and repaired in 6 months.

    The Queen is, as of now, unable to fulfill her duty in Steadfast Defender, as well as any upcoming Red Sea military operations,”

    Like I said about England missing that early bus. Oops, old chap, I guess you’ll have to take on Ukraine/Yemen/Iran alone. Sorry! Outcome: no London ships sunk. All London wars proceed anyway without needed their 2 girl scout troops in the field. #Winning.

    England has moved from fighting wars with all men, to some men, to no men at all, and are still going. America are such drooling retards we let them.

    “really a cover excuse for a forthcoming retreat by Ukrainian forces to the western side of the Oskol River,”

    Same is said about Zeluzhny trying to get fired or re-assigned. He doesn’t want to be there when the front collapses and its his fault. I don’t know, but example: apparently Ze went to see him to get the 400,000 men Zaluzhny called for, which he can’t NOT have called for, since he needs that MONTHLY to survive. Since Zu had called for the men, they had it all worked out, where he’d to the Parliament, do a big PR, say “S—t just got real” big photo-op all the West, general mobilization. But like a good Nazi he said “No.” Ze was then like, “That’s it! You can’t just keep throwing me under the bus to save yourself” and fired him, because, also like the petty thug he is, Zu has been keeping ALL his men, all the Nazis, all the Azovs, safe an in style as his personal mafia while the nation falls. Calling him petty? Well thug is as thug does. No real general would do that because it doesn’t work. Thugs do that because they want a Plan B for losing. They’re for THEMSELVES, not for their country.

    So by being re-assigned, Zu keeps his Nazi army intact while Ukraine collapses and Ze is thrown under the bus. …Being blamed for a general who won’t send his competent men. Sounds like General McClellan. (too soon?)

    Classic chickenhawk Nazi like Dick Cheney: he’s not going to fight; he’s going to send YOU to fight. Cannon fodder is what you’re for, as Kissinger would say.

    “• Iran Refutes Accusations It Supplies Weapons To Houthis – Envoy To UN (TASS)

    I find that really hard to believe. Pitch me. They’re so wealthy and their ports are so open they order guns on Amazon?

    “On the night of January 12, US and UK forces launched strikes using aircraft, ships and submarines”

    …And hit a camel in the butt.

    “against Yemeni rebel movement targets in a number of cities,”

    Oh, so you hit civilians instead? That makes it all better. They were discussing the strikes, I think Aaron Mate’, and the POINT of putting troops in Syria IS to get them shot. That is: they are BAIT. Then when they shoot them, Biden can say “I’m legally authorized to protect my (illegal) troops” and do anything. He. Feels. Like. Rinse, repeat for 50 years. Uh, no: actions following an illegal act – our very existence there – are ALSO all illegal, sir. This is just circular logic, circular law: we’re there because we’re there because we’re there. Biden has the latitude to put men there because Biden can put men there. Hey, um, not a genius here, but how is that different from a King? NO THAT’S NOT LEGAL. Use your head. But “Republicans” so no impeach. We help run cover!

    “• The United States Has Zero National Security (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Ah yes. But we have a TRILLION in National Security THEATRE. So there! Just like all those TSA guys who never found a bomb in their lives, tested yearly and reconfirmed each time.

    I’m actually not as worried about the EMP itself as much as having no manufacturing to repair it with. That’s gotten far worse and I think, over the horizon at this point as the key ingredient – talent – has now been erased. There are no machinists left, no process engineers, and no one in the younger generations are “serious” and mentally able to apply themselves at this time.

    Like one-on-one, I could have a key machinist try to train just ONE apprentice and you’d be back 1-2 years just to get them to pay attention and not have baby-mama drama distracting him all day. So like: go throw her in jail for a year so this poor guy can learn how to work. I’d say that’s bad, but it’s far worse: that’s just ONE obstacle, and just one obstacle concerning TALENT. To say nothing as PCR writes, about getting him a free machine to learn on, and tools, and raw mill, with electric in a grid-down, etc.

    “[..]Thanks to the fools who govern us, we have zero national security despite the massive expenditures year after year, decade after decade.”

    Might want to reinforce BOTH parties do this. BOTH parties suddenly hate money when it comes to ACTUALLY preventing the collapse of the United States. The only possible conclusion is: they therefore WANT the collapse of the United States, and are actively doing everything they can think of to cause it. What else is there? Not a genius, but I THINK that is the definition of treason?

    Luckily they won’t EMP as it would destroy their mental control grid. They’d be more powerless and blind than we are.

    “European leaders were holding a summit and carrying out all kinds of underground negotiations to secure the detour of another 50 billion euros into Kiev’s bottomless pit,”

    It’s not their money, it’s the FARMER’S money. Spend all you want!

    How about this: for each % of GDP the leaders want to spend, they then have to pitch in the exact same % of their private fortunes. That’s merely to make it as repressive as Revolutionary France, back when that was what Aristocrats did. AND sign up for active duty. No risk personal fortune = no law.

    “Pockets are not unlimited and the leaders of the collective West have shown where their main concerns lie.”

    You can pick on the United States for this but we’re not unique. We’re just in the spotlight which lets everyone else slinks away in the dark. Canada. And they’re saying we criticize the U.S. but not the Jews and Israel? Well I certainly don’t. Not a single day out of my mouth where yes, I point out that not all Jews are bad, zionists, whatever, but also not all Americans are bad, precisely the same thing for the very same reason: the logical fallacy that you can aggregate the group, but you can’t then back-assume every individual. All wheels are round. I am round. Therefore I am a wheel. No, that’s retarded. That’s a 101 level kindergarten mistake. AND, as some have added, it lets the REAL guys hide and get away. So stop helping.

    95% of all counties are against what’s happening. We’re reaching +80% by population against. I’ll attribute your great bravery to protest here, go ahead! However, you’d be shot or in jail. I imagine it would be not that different in China, although slightly less so in Taiwan. So you want us to protest to go to jail? Who does that serve? What tactics is that? Okay, the last ten times we did this, how did the U.S. act and how did we win? Be productive.

    According to these guys, they’re so astonishing fragile that the least interview, with boring questions and no new information can topple their whole plan. They said last week, just IGNORING them topples their whole plan. Gosh, if that’s the case, sounds like we won.

    Beans
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/40/bf/a5/40bfa585e573005851472964f8c5fa90.jpg

    This is just a mop-up operation, identifying hidden traitors like the two who just sold out to their blackmail files to flip and go pro-Mayorkas.

    Look, if you LIKE the border crisis as Republicans, just say so. Don’t claim you don’t, line up ready, and when the vote comes, stab everyone in the back. Those are the guys we’re trying to find right now. How else do you find them than by staging events they flip on? As Elon says (WHY do you make Elon right???) “Arrest those who are calling for Tucker’s arrest”. THAT is what we’re trying to see here. We need to know what jersey they’re wearing before we shoot them. …I mean, arrest and defenestrate them.

    ““..what will they say to God when he asks them why they did this?”

    They will proudly say “I hate God and all his creation.” (Including myself). They will say “My God is Death.”

    “Arab governments make a serious mistake by not responding to their people’s demands to come to the aid of the Palestinians.”

    Maybe, but like Iraq when they ordered us to leave: Obama said they’d steal 100% of all their funds and shut them out of the Swift system. Free Choice. So Saudi, Oman, etc are better able to fight the “West” when they’ve stolen I dunno, $1Trillion dollars and used it to keep their system from collapsing? Strategies, choices. Maybe it’s better if the governments PRETEND and let the people do the fight.

    “• Mr Bean Blamed for Slow Electric Car Sales (RT)

    This is their weirdo, elite, Minion outlook: Everybody acts only because they are TOLD what to do. Because that’s what THEY do, that’s who THEY are. Therefore, if anyone does something you don’t like, you just find the person who ordered them not to, and order them around instead. They’re incapable of believing anyone acts, thinks, EXISTS without express orders from Mom. Ass-sucking sycophants. Mr. Bean? YGTBFKM. We didn’t need his help: YOUR PRODUCTS SUCK. If we’re not lit on fire burning alive, we’re stranded in deadly cold that will kill us in minutes. I can’t REMEMBER a product that ever sucked as badly as this one, although maybe low-flush toilets, full of s—t all day comes to mind.

    “• Facing Farm Protests, EU Eases Demands In 2040 Climate Proposal (Pol.eu)

    Following this with Jimmy Dore, the Euro leaders are like “We’ll negotiate.” Sorry: NO. “Negotiate” means you get something. It means you stay in power and take 15% not 50%. We’re way past that. I wouldn’t stop until every member of Parliament is a Farmer. Like in Holland. Don’t take half-measures, keep marching until everyone involved, all their families, all their corporations, everyone they met in school, all the deans, all the scientists, are in prison for felonies. That is, accessory-to-felony, which they ARE guilty of. Neil Ferguson comes to mind, to say nothing of the PM’s brother, building condos on the oceanfront farms.

    Imprison all of them, and I won’t mind paying, since without them in the way we’d be so prosperous we wouldn’t notice with a triple of the prison population. We’ll triple our standard of living with them in prison.

    Don’t “Negotiate”. Take it.
    .
    “• Assange Faces Torture and Suicide in US – UN (RT)

    Yes, and as usual, the UN is helping. So…they get involved now and delay his court case AGAIN? I thought I read his last possible end-of-everything date was two weeks ago, but no? Still in prison, no end to wrangling? This would be different if he were home on a VPN, or even under house arrest. Every minute you talk you’re HELPING.

    “There was an Ice Age when CO2 was 5,000 ppm.”

    Science has no effect on their Feelz. I keep following the Science but end up at The Money.

    All houses could look like that. Or sited for climate.

    #152141
    WES
    Participant

    The Black:

    Do you mean boys suddenly discover girls?!?!

    Girls are a whole new world of governors!

    #152143
    aspnaz
    Participant

    American journalist Tucker Carlson could be banned from visiting the European Union after interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Newsweek said on Wednesday, quoting one former and two current MEPs.

    Newsweek is history, nobody is taking them seriously, and who are these anonymous sources that they have, sound like EU politicians, the most corrupt politicians on earth, tied with Ukraine politicians.

    Sanctions against Carlson will open so many eyes that the idiots running the governments would never do it in case it pissed off their bosses.

    #152144
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Mr Bean Blamed For Slow Electric Car Sales (RT)

    Mr Bean has a degree in electronic and electrical engineering, plus a masters in control engineering. He is a very intelligent man and, with tons of cash, both electric and ICE cars, he argues a very good case. Shame when the nut jobs get their government science thrown back in their faces.

    #152145
    zerosum
    Participant

    …. and He’s not even a Journalist …. ( so says the snobs)
    I’m going to wait at his web page
    https://tuckercarlson.com/
    ————

    #152146
    Red
    Participant

    “In his newly published book, Nuclear High-Attitude Electromagnetic Pulse, Steven Starr shows that all it takes is one nuclear explosion to shut down the United States and throw the population back into the Dark Ages.”

    Quick to pick this one up is PCR. Fear mongering with all their might. Again all I see is “fund me!” More cold fusion bullshit.

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/world-wont-end-danger-emp-attack-more-fantasy-fact-94681

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-electromagnetic-pulse-attack-emp-attack-just-fake-news-steroids-101902

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/kwxq4v/we-asked-a-military-expert-how-scared-the-us-should-be-of-an-emp-attack-508

    #152147
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    “Carlson wants to give a platform to someone accused of crimes of genocide – this is wrong,” Estonian MEP Urmas Paet told the outlet

    Wait a minute: accused, not convicted. And…Netanyahu stands equally accused. Should those who share Netanyahu’s words also be sanctioned?

    #152148
    zerosum
    Participant

    TAE readers are clued in to the truth.

    (They, the snobs, fear that their whole scam will collapse)
    USA is a government which wishes to achieve two clear objectives:
    First, pouring billions into the pockets of defense contractors;
    and secondly whipping up fear of an imminent war with an enemy, with the sold objective of distracting the public away from a failing economy and abysmal foreign policy.

    This is why Tucker Carlson’s trip to Moscow where he intends to interview Putin is so important and such a threat to the Biden administration and western elites as a whole.
    When Carlson interviews the Russian leader and it becomes clear that western media have been lying for so long about the Ukraine war and even this latest ruse of Russia wanting to invade eastern Europe, then the whole scam will collapse.

    Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War


    Carlson Interview With Putin Could Topple Western Elites, End Ukraine War
    Martin Jay
    February 7, 2024
    Tucker Carleson is about to bring the truth to the American people. But are they ready for it?
    —————–
    Live without electricity
    Following a nuclear EMP, the people of the US would suddenly find themselves living in the conditions of the Middle Ages for a period possibly as long as a year – most Americans would not be able to survive such circumstances.
    The expansion of the digital revolution into money will mean that you can be denied access to your money for any reason including the exercise of free speech.
    All accumulated knowledge in digital form can be erased by one EMP.
    Try to imagine the consequences of such a loss.
    These are new risks never before experienced on Earth.

    The United States Has Zero National Security


    The United States Has Zero National Security
    ————
    The government’s efforts to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2035.
    Most Americans would not be able to survive such circumstances.
    ————
    The Net Zero agenda to deliberately deindustrialize (and thereby impoverish) the West, while China and other countries unashamedly continue to capitalize on the huge economic prosperity afforded by the use of fossil fuels.

    None of this has anything to do with saving the planet, and everything to do with demolishing our standard of living, demolishing our economic prosperity and transforming the former middle class into a neo-feudal peasant class.
    ————

    #152149
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Paul Klee Dancing Under the Empire of Fear

    .

    Yah, that’s about right…….

    .

    #152150
    Oroboros
    Participant

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    #152151
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Hamas and the IDF

    It doesn’t look fatal but it is

    Porcupine quills become lethally infected

    .

    #152152
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Ukronaziland

    The most corrupt country in Eurotardistan

    And that saying a lot.

    Organs Trafficking

    As lucrative as child trafficking

    Tanks for Kidneys Documentary: Organ Trafficking in Ukraine

    It’s worst than your tiny little imagination can conceive of.

    #152153
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Folks are starting to wake up to the importance of the Carlson Putin Interview.

    Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. That “Truth Fest” interview is only the start. Call it the firing cap of a very large bullet in a very big gun.

    By now you have probably already figured out that “they” (villainous label of your choice) control us by means of lying. They commit all sorts of heinous crimes as standard operating procedure including the most enormous and blatantly evil thefts and murders (that’s how they roll), but even those attention grabbing grand scale atrocities are, in the end, still controlled always and only by LIES.

    There are many extremely important truths about life altering events of world changing magnitude THAT YOU DON”T EVEN KNOW EXIST, because all of the information about their existence and importance have been CENSORED out of the stream of information that you are allowed to hear. That censorship itself was accomplished by means of very purposefully and cleverly LYING.

    It was very effective. It worked so well that you do not know enough to even know there is anything to know about, so you don’t look, and so you are consequently as unaware of your actual environment as a hypnotized chicken. Seriously, you actually ARE, and the awakening is going to be almost paralysis inducing shock. You will go through a terrible phase of not trusting ANYTHING, including perhaps even your own senses. Thankfully, that condition is self-correcting and brief.

    The depth, breadth, and seriousness of the lies, and thus the TRUTHS that are below them, are going to pose a potentially lethal challenge to the daily lives of the vast vast majority of humankind.

    The Carlson Putin interview is just the spark that ignites the charge, and that stack of explosives has been piling up for a LONG time.

    #152154
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @DrD

    I have no idea what everyone’s on about. As Mr. Nobody says, this is the least interview interview in a while.”

    Swing and a miss, Doc. Strike 1.

    #152155
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Unlike the F-35 Lardbucket, the Russian SU-34 is all blue skies.

    The Russians have adapted their stockpiles of older ‘dumb’ aerial bombs (250,500,1500lbs) to have steerable wings and cameras to become extremely accurate munitions that can be safely dropped far away and out of range enemy AD but still hit the target on the nose.

    The SU-34 is the product of a very large deep Industrial Base

    Something the Empire of Lies Gangster Nation Military Mafia lost DECADES ago, never to return.

    Duh’merica can’t make it’s own jeans, cell phones or steel in quantity. It’s a sitting duck.

    Quack, quack

    Here is what a real industrial base can produce, In Industrial Scale

    #152156
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Russian LMUR missile

    Much larger than a drone

    OMG, It actually works as designed, reliably and efficiently at industrial scale cost.

    Russia racking up millions of engineering man=hours of combat experience, what works, what doesn’t

    The Russians initially get stuff wrong but go on to correct it, unlike the Empire of Lies Military Mafia which gets it wrong and stays wrong…

    .

    And It’s Gone……..

    #152157
    jb-hb
    Participant

    Maybe the main point of the Tucker/Putin interview IS that it be milquetoast, but by the very existence of ANY journalism, by talking of ANY kind, especially a nothingburger, the point IS the total on display mental meltdown, the strident demands for full-on nazi behavior.

    All the people in charge of the media apparatus have to do is stay cool, not fall into the trap. But they apparently cannot help themselves. Or perhaps there’s no way to get that radical 1% $150,000+/yr quisling demographic to understand no dudes, it was purely a technical tool all along.

    Probably too many – even IF they initially accepted it as just a way to go along to get along, get a boost in climbing the ladder – have internalized the messaging. Started out as cynical smart guy Machiavellians, ended up drinking the coolaid. Your power base will display serious cognitive issues if you try to NOT respond in the usual hysterical fascist way. Then there’s the stupid ones who, like with any bureaucracy, would say “this is what we do because this is what we do” which is SO much more powerful than anyone who hasn’t worked in a bureaucracy can imagine.

    If the interview is never released, it has done its job.

    #152158
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Things are likely to get violent soon, and for a while. Before that kicks off in full force I think we should remind ourselves that no one should take any pleasure in extinguishing the life of an adversary no matter how wicked, nor should they grieve about doing it either. In fact, killing one’s foes should be avoided at all times that do not actually require that violence as the only remaining means of preventing wickedness from prevailing. And courageously doing what must be done to preserve life and goodness is honorable and nothing to grieve over.

    #152159
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Empire of Lies is Evil to it’s core

    It’d Sheeple do nothing even though they sense the rot in their bones

    The Military Mafia thinks it doesn’t need an industrial base because it has Nuclear Weopons and two oceans

    That’s wrong, dead wrong this time.

    The industrial base wins this time like always

    Police states always lose in the long run

    Run for your life…

    .

    #152160
    Oroboros
    Participant

    NeoConJob Nikki Haley campaigning

    Like anyone will notice…

    .

    #152161
    John Day
    Participant

    @thumbnailgreenoxymoroninoz: Thanks for the Slavsquat perspective pieces on the Russian political machine, which are indeed both worth full consideration.

    Russian censorship: https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/moscow-expands-war-against-info-terrorism Americans live freer than Russians, still.

    Putin-as-technocrat-constrained-by-corrupt-oligarchic-factions: https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/putin-an-alternative-perspective
    Putin is not a savior, nor a demon, but perhaps the world’s most accomplished bureaucrat.

    #152162
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Russia’s message to the West is that the Russian Federation absolutely does have both the capacity and the will to make the West stop harming Russia, so stop it or experience the inevitable consequences of your criminal actions. You (America and the entire Cabal) are encouraged to simply stop. You can see what will happen if you don’t, and if you pretend that you don’t see it then I am telling you aloud so that you and everyone else in the world can see and hear it too.

    #152163
    morongobill
    Participant

    Bev Doolittle’s monstrosity is the name some locals have for the concrete house in Joshua Tree.

    Down the hill is the Lou Harrison House, an adobe, which I would prefer to live in.

    #152164
    John Day
    Participant

    @DBS: Careful to avoid overstating your case, Amigo. The control-narrative is being degraded, but…

    “Seriously, you actually ARE, and the awakening is going to be almost paralysis inducing shock. You will go through a terrible phase of not trusting ANYTHING, including perhaps even your own senses. Thankfully, that condition is self-correcting and brief.
    The depth, breadth, and seriousness of the lies, and thus the TRUTHS that are below them, are going to pose a potentially lethal challenge to the daily lives of the vast vast majority of humankind.
    The Carlson Putin interview is just the spark that ignites the charge, and that stack of explosives has been piling up for a LONG time.”

    Maybe patching-on some more doublethink will duct-tape this shite together for longer than makes any sense at all, and then we’ll get Houthis causing GFC-II by cutting the internets in the Red Sea.

    Don’t misunderestimate these opponents.
    ;-(

    #152165
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Telling the TRUTH, The whole truth and nothing but the truth about America (or Russia or China, or anyone else, for that matter) does not weaken or threaten the best interests of America (or the others). Removing a cancerous lie does not weaken the organism. It strengthens it. What weakens the host is to allow the lie to remain hidden and continue causing harm.

    Those who tell you otherwise are liars. They’re lying because the truth is that they have committed crimes which weakened both their victims and the nation as a whole.

    It has been said by some (psychopathic criminal liars), and completely without supporting evidence of any kind whatsoever, that (and I quote) “You can’t handle the truth!”

    Wrong! Watch me.

    #152166
    John Day
    Participant

    Thanks Morongobill for pointing out the sterility and lack of organic warmth in that concrete, steel and glass structure. It feels haunted by a hungry ghost to me.

    #152167
    John Day
    Participant

    @Phoenixvoice: Yeah, I had exactly the same reaction to the Idiot Verhofstadt opening his pie-trap.
    Don’t interview accused Putin = don’t interview accused Netanyahu.

    #152168
    John Day
    Participant

    Aspnaz observed:
    Mr Bean Blamed For Slow Electric Car Sales (RT)

    “Mr Bean has a degree in electronic and electrical engineering, plus a masters in control engineering. He is a very intelligent man and, with tons of cash, both electric and ICE cars, he argues a very good case. Shame when the nut jobs get their government science thrown back in their faces.”

    #152169
    John Day
    Participant

    @Oroboros: “Tanks for Kidneys” , or “kidneys for tanks”, and what about all of the live children?
    ;-(

    #152170
    John Day
    Participant

    Dr. D observed:
    “We’re reduced to such a cave man level that even seeing Putin is a MAN, soft spoken, average guy, can be a revelation to the amygdala highjack. Oh my God.”

    And this seems about right, too, but it could be a poleshiftnicronovaflood thing, just as well:
    “So are they planning peace, or are they planning immediate escalation to nuclear war – for, as all planners have noted, we have zero “escalation dominance” between naughty words and nukes. And aren’t getting any when that’s a core obstacle, daily discussed. Why bother if your plan – those locked in the nuclear control bunker – was never to “have” or “Win” a war anyway? Your plan was to CAUSE WWIII, drop the population and pop out the other side with space-age tech while the population are cave men and rule them as human cattle forever. You have to understand “they” are not “normal” people.”

    #152171
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay

    @DBS: Careful to avoid overstating your case, Amigo. The control-narrative is being degraded, but…”

    Okay, I will tentatively agree not to overstate my case too much more than I have already, which is not to say that I take any of it back, or that I won’t try to inch it forward just an itsy little bit at a time.

    I am aware that there is a strong and mysterious capacity in mankind to duct-tape, wheedle and cope its way forward through seemingly impossible to survive disasters. But this time they’re really pushing the envelope.

    I’m hardly alone in seeing it coming, or in seeing some of the underlying truths that are soon to be exposed like trash on the curbside

    I am prepared to bolt and flee back to my earlier state of blindness at the slightest indication that my prognosis is incorrect or needs drastic reassessments. But so far (and I’m inspecting very very closely) I just don’t see that happening.

    Your cautionary advice is well received, and I promise to be careful, BUT part of the price of truth telling is truth seeing …..and vice versa.

    #152172
    John Day
    Participant

    @RED: Nuclear EMP might be that bad, or might be half that bad, and the hundred-miles-over-Ohio detonation just gets the eastern grid, but it is still a thing that makes Americans death-hostages to underdog-North-Korea, which is bad for us death-hostages. Another EMP for the Texas grid and one for the California grid would really wrap the package up.
    Would 75%, 85% or 95% of “us” die? Beats me…

    #152173
    John Day
    Participant

    @European Commission: Please don’t throw Tucker in the Briar Patch!
    Please, please don’t throw Tucker in the Briar Patch!
    😉

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