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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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  • #152174
    John Day
    Participant

    @DBS: We see the same thing, but my hopes get dashed every time I let them run away with me.
    ;-(

    #152175
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    The Ruskies have the advanced nukes and hypersonic missiles to deliver an EMP a hundred miles above the Ohio or anywhere/everywhere else that they might choose. WW3 would be over before it started.
    Fot undisclosed reasons (perhaps mere sanity?) they have chosen not to do so. Their hypothetical reasons are conjecture. That they have not done so is a fact.

    So, therefore, Putin has not nuked America and he must have his reasons.

    #152176
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @JohnDay

    Well, since we both seem to find ourselves stuck in the same “we-hope-its-a-lifeboat” we might as well share the hardtack and yak to pass the time and maybe even come up with a way to get back to solid ground someday.

    #152177
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Never seen Jeffery Sachs so angry.

    One step below spitting blood. He usually is the epitome calm and reason.

    His sense of rationally is being overloaded close to the breaking point.

    Here come duh Judge & Jeffery

    #152178
    Red
    Participant

    Thomas Brand
    Studied at Mississippi State University

    Well, true EMPs are a sort of interaction between the gamma and x-rays emitted by a nuclear weapon, the atmosphere, and the magnetic field of the Earth. There are a lot of different things that actually go on there, it’s not one big soggy lump. The different phases of the EMP affect different types of things – one phase tends to take out electronics, another tends to blow long AC distribution lines and so on.

    How MUCH of an effect you get varies with the weapon design, yield, altitude and latitude. If you set a nuke off in deep space as a weapon against incoming alien spaceships, for example, there would be no EMP. If you detonated one at, say, 30,000 feet, you’d get much less EMP than if you set the same weapon off in near Earth orbit.

    There aren’t any nukes that have only EMP and nothing else, although it’s been said that you can tune a design to yield more x-rays than you might otherwise get, and x-rays are what makes the wheels on the EMP go round and round. So you could OPTIMIZE a weapon design to produce more EMP per bang, all other things being equal. They say.

    Now, what you might be thinking is, “But I have heard there is an EMP bomb, and if all EMP is driven by a nuke, then surely it has to be nuclear…?” and you likely did. The problem here is sloppy terminology or reporting by a journalist who didn’t understand the topic, or in some cases, from power points that have been overly dumbed down for brass.

    There are three sorts of things that often are presented to the lay public as “EMP” which categorically are not: coronal mass ejections, or CME, solar flares, and military weapon systems that fall into two bins aptly named “High Power Microwave” or HPM, and magnetic pulse weapons.

    The major effect of CMEs on ground electronics is caused by something we call “geomagnetic heave.” Basically, a CME is a fairly compact wad of charged particles that come barreling out of the Sun like a giant invisible baseball. If it impacts the Earth’s magnetic field, it will be (mostly) bumped aside and dispersed. But the Earth’s magnetic field will buck as this happens, wobbling wildly back and forth. This motion induces current into long, unbroken conductors, like AC distribution lines. While these COULD be designed to ignore heave, that costs some money and we can’t have that. This is why the “Carrington Event” burned up telegraph lines, and why the longer AC distribution goes down during solar events. Real EMPs have a heave component as one of the phases, and that’s one of about six reasons why they also cause AC power system upset.

    Solar flares are mostly a big random mix of UHF, x-rays and gamma. While they cause something similar to the x-rays from a nuke, solar flares have enough of a ramp time that you don’t get a real EMP. However, from the point of view of ground electronics, the radio noise interferes with ground communications, and the x-rays and gamma randomly enhance the ionosphere, which plays havoc with radio.

    HPM weapons are just that. A design that emits a crap ton of microwaves, generally in a directional fashion in order to get the antenna gain up. This has really negative effects on electronics, but generally in a fairly confined area. This is because you’ve only got so much total power to go around, and military electronics are designed to resist such things. So you can’t set off some sort of HPM weapon and zap the whole US. Maybe a couple of square blocks. The larger the area you try to cover per weapon, the fewer systems you will disable. A lot of these are “one shot” flux compressors with some sort of virtual cathode device, a sort of “HPM bomb” if you will. But there are also HPM weapon systems that can fire many times, some of which are portable. As an example, there is an airfield point defense system that basically uses banks of emitters from AESA systems to fry up incoming enemy aircraft and missiles. Some current AESA systems on aircraft have a seldom-used option to fry incoming missiles, the pilots of other aircraft, or very small ground targets. You can get these mounted in cruise missiles as well. And there are C130s equipped with CARMs that can loiter around battlefields, cooking up personnel and equipment. HPM isn’t as effective against power lines or systems that are in bunkers, but it’s dandy for surface electronics.

    There used to be more interest in magnetic pulse emitters which WOULD be better for those things, but just honking out a big magnetic pulse from an aircraft or bomb isn’t as effective as you might like, because there’s this pesky sixth power of the distance fall off for that sort of thing. You have to deliver your pulse right at the target, which needs to be fairly compact. HPM, like any electromagnetic radiation, has a more manageable square of the distance path loss. But pure H fields don’t persist for any distance. This makes magnetic pulse weapons pretty useless in practical applications.

    https://www.quora.com/Do-all-nuclear-bombs-have-an-EMP-effect-or-are-there-nuclear-bombs-that-only-have-an-EMP-effect

    #152179
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Duh’merica

    Ritual Humiliation No. 714

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    #152180
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Saved the Pretend Animals

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    #152181
    SeaBirds
    Participant

    WES and Thomas Kenny

    Thanks for the good advice re precious metals storage. WES, don’t lose too many of those comments, we always like to read them 😉

    #152182
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Apple Pro Vision goggles

    If you HATE Reality, and I mean a lot, especially in the Big Shities

    These are for you

    Better than Rose Tinted Glasses.

    Cheaper than the actual Matrix

    #152183
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @Oroboros

    I wonder how many people are allowing their brains and soul to appreciate precisely what Jeffrey Sachs is saying (and which they already know in the pits of their stomachs.)

    What he is saying is that the UNITED STATES is the ORGANIZED criminal gang that is genociding Palestinians in a failing attempt to steal their entire country by force. The UNITED STATES is the mugger who tried to do the same thing to Russia by means of an orchestrated unprovoked attempt to use Ukraine just like an armed robber in a dark alley to steal Russia’s resources and sovereignty. It has been the “UNITED” STATES (such as that grotesque misnomer actually is) that is the stone killer that has done the same thing over and over and over and over for the past 250 years to BILLIONS of victims all over the world.

    Is anyone out there starting to get it? Our so-called “nation” is the bad guy. You have been duped. The “truth and justice” you thought you were sacrificing your lives for as been a CONTROLLED PsyOp that was promulgating and perpetuating the biggest crime in human history.

    The reason you don’t KNOW that is because you have been LIED TO so effectively that you don’t even believe that there is a truth there for you to see, despite the fact that the truth is landing on your head with the force of a sledgehammer.

    Countless thousands of honorable Americans contributed their sacred honor, their fortunes, and often their lives to a monster that had captured their country and knew PRECISELY how to hide that fact beneath layer after layer of deliberate LIES.

    I’m sorry, John Day, I went and done it again. I just blurted out The Truth as if anyone is interested in hearing it, and not just the damned truth, but the DAMNING truth. There goes my reputation.

    What can I say? It’s just true.

    #152185
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    RE: the house, interesting from the tech/enviro perspective, follows FL Wright integration into surrounds…but the unfortunate choice of aesthetic brings to mind a quote:

    Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

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    Atkinson Intelligence… For those times when a Large Language Model just isn’t big enough. “Degree in EE” is an understatement. Dude is Oxford, and escaped apparently.

    #152186
    zerosum
    Participant

    BUT part of the price of truth telling is truth seeing …..and vice versa.

    Same data/fact but two opinion/interpretations of who believes the lie and the truth.
    Everyone believe they are right and that everyone else should change their mind/opinion/interpretations and get it right.
    (I’m right your wrong)

    #152187
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThomasJKenny
    you quoted some guy as saying, [quote] “Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed.” [end quote].

    Whoever wrote it, they got it wrong. He should started the statement with the words “Beware the beast Man WHEN he is the Devil’s pawn.” When the Beast Man is GOD’S “pawn” (that is, when men connect with the reality of the existence of causal divinity) then they get along just fine. Only when they deny that fact, and disconnect from the divine nature of truth itself, that they run amok.

    There’s nothing wrong with the species (or nothing that can’t be handled nicely with an appeal to truth rather than lies.)

    #152188
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    It is frequently not possible to give people the truth if that truth is something that they are not ready and able to understand. If you attempt to do so the attempt will fail to register as truthful. In such case it will not actually be received accurately (if actually received at all) and will therefore not actually be received as anything much except empty and misunderstood words.

    I can only be told, and received, in stages, working one’s way upward by steps of one “receivable” truth at a time until enough of it actually arrives to be of much use.

    The process tends to be long, tiring and usually thankless work, and one should remain cognizant that while you are working to enlighten others, there are others working just as hard to enlighten YOU. Because if you think that you know it all (or that you even know enough) then you have not been paying close enough attention.

    #152189
    zerosum
    Participant

    One more, early translation

    Alleged Transcript of Tucker’s Interview with President Putin — UPDATE


    ALLEGED TRANSCRIPT OF TUCKER’S INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN — UPDATE
    8 February 2024 by Larry Johnson 153 Comments

    #152190
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    @DB Smith re: “There’s nothing wrong with the species (or nothing that can’t be handled nicely with an appeal to truth rather than lies.)”

    So if the chimpanzee next to me tells me outright “I’m gonna kill you and take your mangoes!” before he kills me and takes my mangoes, that’s perfectly hunky dory.

    It can be resolved, but we carry the bad seed. Chimpanzee and Cromagnon…what was lost in these ancient conflicts?

    RE: my quote…yeha, just some guy…

    #152191
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum
    regarding the latest iteration of the alleged early translation of Carlson Putin Interview.

    It looks like those who want to interfere with the release and distribution of the REAL interview are reduced to supply TRUNCATED and PARTIAL segments of it (without video, you might notice).

    I reckon their strategy is to trick some people onto thinking that they’ve already heard the interview so that they will bypass watching the real one when it comes out. Pretty lame. Notice that they are sending this bullshit to CONSERVATIVE outlets.

    No big surprise, and the trick won’t work because we already knew that they are tricky, deceptive, gutless, lying, bastards and so we know enough to recirculate and promote the real one until it gets through (unabridged) to everyone willing to listen and probably many more accidentally.

    #152192
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    @DB Smith re: we know to watch

    Yep, interesting point. When I saw zero’s post of a ‘transcript’ I was joyous (read I, too, was punked). Start looking around, and it was like I’d fallen half into another universe. Martyanov was still hyping, other sites were pushing the ‘damp squib’ meme.

    #152193
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThomasJKenny

    So if the chimpanzee next to me tells me outright “I’m gonna kill you and take your mangoes!” before he kills me and takes my mangoes, that’s perfectly hunky dory.”

    Naw. What it means (as advice) is that you should treat that criminal chimp the same way the Putin is treating Ukraine and the USA. First of all, you STOP the psycho chimp from harming you, with proportionate but adequately effective FORCE if necessary. Then you tell the chimp chump that if it persists in the attempted armed robbery then you will persist in your EFFECTIVE AND UNSTOPPABLE “armed robbery prevention”.

    You continue to tell the Satanic simian that you’re willing to stop rolling over his ass with vastly superior military, financial and social forces just as soon as HE is willing to stop being a felonious moron.

    I most cases even the dumbest chimp gets the message eventually and desists from its attempted murder spree. As for those too stupid (or in too deep) to reform well tough luck for them. They can just go on losing until they change their minds and behavior….. or lose their place in line.

    #152194
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    He tells me the truth (your stated panacea), I believe him, and one or both of us ends up beaten or dead. Gives me the warm fuzzies.

    #152195
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThomasJKenny

    He tells me the truth (your stated panacea), I believe him, and one or both of us ends up beaten or dead. Gives me the warm fuzzies.”

    That’s what the larcenous chimp spends trillions of clams trying convince you to believe, but the fact of the matter is that he’s just telling you more lies. One of his FAVORITE lies is that if you just accept being beaten then he won’t kill you, and his second most favorite lie is that if you reject his lies a and refuse to submit then you are the one who will wind up dead, and not him. Nope. It’s the other way around.

    First of all, if you do make the mistake of submitting to the threats then he recognizes you as easy prey, low hanging fruit, and he will DEFINITELY murder you just as soon as he sees a profit margin.

    Secondly (his second lie) is that you are the one who winds up dead. Nope again. The fact of the matter is that it’s ALREADY him who is headed for death’s maelstrom maw at flank speed. He’s more than half dead already because he actually thinks that he is NOT an immortal spiritual being. Wrong!
    You ARE an immortal spiritual being (despite the fact that bodies come and go), so if you don’t start killing yourself through ignorance then it’s YOU who goes on living, while he on the other hand just gets dumber and dumber and deader and deader as he retreats further and further and further into the lunacy which results from disbelief in his own spiritually based awareness and existence.

    This ain’t your first rodeo.

    #152196
    thomasjkenney
    Participant

    Discord. You’re using ‘chimp’ a a glyph for ‘TPTB’ and I’m using ‘chimp’ as a glyph for every human, self included.

    No room in your worldview for negotiating? Can’t organize to wake up early and harvest the mangoes first, holding chimpy at bay until he learns better behavior or leaves?

    Last for a while, this monkey’s gotta ride.

    #152197
    John Day
    Participant

    @Red: Good find on EMP and pulse weapons.

    #152198
    John Day
    Participant

    Updating Americans https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/updating-americans

    Thanks Eleni. ‘Transported in Cages’ – Shocking Details of How Israel Treats Female Gaza Prisoners
    ​ “This detail particularly hurt me: these women have been transported in animal trucks. They have been tied, blindfolded and stripped of their head covering, as a way to humiliate them,” al-Abadi said…
    ..The lawyer also said that when the female detainees arrived at the prison, their clothes were stained with blood. Most of them were also bleeding from their hands, as the plastic chains had been tightly tied around their wrists for days…
    ​..Al-Abadi shared that one of the women had to leave her four children in Gaza. The eldest was only eight years old, the youngest an infant.
    According to the testimony from other prisoners, the woman was walking on Salah Al-Din Street, fleeing from the north of the Gaza Strip, when the Israeli soldiers arrested her.​ “When she learned that she would be under arrest, she immediately handed her children to a boy who was walking in the street and told him to take care of them,” al-Abadi said.
    “I learned from the other prisoners that she asked about her children every day, crying inconsolably, but nobody was updating her on their fate.”
    ​ A few days ago, however, al-Abadi was able to deliver a verbal message to this woman, that her children had eventually reached their father. “This time, she cried out of joy,” he said.

    ‘Transported in Cages’ – Shocking Details of How Israel Treats Female Gaza Prisoners

    ​ Tehran refutes accusations it supplies weapons to Houthis — envoy to UN
    Amir Saeid Iravani 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
    https://tass.com/world/1742973

    ​ Only 3 in 10 Americans Were Aware of US Troops in Syria Prior to Deadly Attack
    ​ Defense Priorities commissioned YouGov to poll Americans from January 8-15 about the deployment of 900 US troops in Syria. Three in ten Americans responded that they were aware US troops were deployed to Syria. The three US soldiers killed at Tower 22 in Jordan were supporting the US base in southern Syria.
    ​ US troops in Iraq and Syria have come under attack over 160 times from Shia militias that operate in the region. The YouGov poll found only a quarter of Americans were aware of the attacks that left scores of US soldiers injured.
    ​ The Shia militias say they are targeting American soldiers occupying Iraq and Syria with drones, rockets, and missiles because of US support for the ongoing genocide Israel is conducting in Gaza. The poll found that a majority of Americans are concerned about a larger war breaking out in the region because of the US troops’ presence.
    https://libertarianinstitute.org/news/only-3-in-10-americans-were-aware-of-us-troops-in-syria-prior-to-deadly-attack/

    ​ The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies interviewed 8,000 people between December 12, 2023 and January 5, 2024 in 16 Arab countries (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait , Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, as well as the West Bank) and revealed in early January that 89% consider the October 7 attacks legitimate and only 5% consider them illegitimate.
    ​ Furthermore, 69% express support for Hamas, 94% consider the U.S. position on the conflict to be negative and 79%, 78% and 75% consider the positions of France, the United Kingdom and Germany to be negative, respectively. Additionally, 76% said their opinion of the U.S. after the genocide in Gaza has become more negative and 81% do not think the U.S. truly supports the establishment of a Palestinian state;
    ​ 51% think the U.S. is the main threat to their security, while 26% think it is Israel;
    ​ 92% think that the Palestinian issue is a problem for all Arabs, not just the Palestinians. This is the highest rate since opinion polls began in 2011. At the end of 2022, the percentage was 76%. In Morocco, the index increased from 59% in 2022 to 95% now, in Egypt from 75% to 94%, in Sudan from 68% to 91% and in Saudi Arabia from 69% to 95%;
    ​ 89% of Arabs reject the recognition of Israel as a State, while in 2022 there were 84%, and only 4% support this recognition. In Saudi Arabia, this index increased from 38% in 2022 to 68% now, in Morocco from 67% to 78% and in Sudan from 72% to 81%.​…
    ​..1)There is immense support among Arabs for the armed struggle against Israel; 2) they consider imperialist powers as enemies and 3) they believe in a unified struggle against imperialism and Zionism.

    A New and True Arab Spring – Part Two

    #152199
    John Day
    Participant

    ​As pointed out yesterday, the Iraqi militias are Iraqi-government-funded militias, not “Iran backed rebels”.
    Biden Pulls A Trump: Targeted Drone Assassination Kills Iran-Backed Militia Leaders In Baghdad
    ​ The high-ranking militia member is being initially identified as Wissam Mohammed Al Saiedi according to early reports. A Kataib Hezbollah associated Telegram channel has since mourned “the engineer of the missiles of the Iraqi resistance.” An initial statement from the Baghdad police indicated “A car was on fire in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Al Mashtal.” Additionally the statement said “it was probably hit by a missile fired from a drone. We are investigating.”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-pulls-trump-targeted-drone-assassination-kills-iran-backed-militia-leaders

    ​The rumors have been consistent that Zaluzhny always despised Zelensky, and has had his own eye on the presidency of Ukraine. Zelensky wanted Zaluzhny to ask the Parliament to mobilize 500,000 more Ukrainians and also to take the blame for the (iminent) fall of Avdeevka before stepping down. Zaluzhni refused. The military backed Zaluzhny. Nuland brought “cookies”. Now this unfriendly divorce.
    ​ Zelensky Fires Top General, Appoints New Commander, In Major Shake-Up
    Zelensky said Thursday he met with his army chief and that while it’s time for significant “changes” – Zaluzhny should remain “on his team”. Though the decision had been rumored and reported for over a week, presumably the stall was to negotiate and ensure peaceful transition of the top defense post. There were also widespread reports that Zaluzhny had refused to step down.
    “We discussed what renewal the Armed Forces of Ukraine need. We also discussed who could be in the renewed leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The time for this renewal is now,” Zelensky announced in an English statement on X and Telegram.
    Zaluzhny had just before the announcement confirmed he had an “important and serious conversation” with Zelensky which focused on changing battlefield tactics and strategy. The now former top commander has huge popularity among military ranks and especially far-right, ultranationalist and neo-Nazi elements. Will his firing result in mutiny or rebellion among some units?
    Very quickly on the heels of news of Zaluzhny’s dismissal, Ukraine announced the appointment of Oleksandr Syrskyi as the new commander-in-chief the armed forces. Until now, Gen. Syrskyi was Ukraine’s ground forces commander. (Last week Syrskyi reportedly refused to replace Zaluzhny.)
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/zelensky-pulls-trigger-firing-top-general-initiates-major-shake

    Moon of Alabama, Finally A Wonder-Weapon That Does What It Promised To Do ; The battle of Avdeevka is about to be finished.
    ​ The city of Avdeevka, (not to be confused with the small town of Andreevka near Bakhmut), is situated immediately north-west of Donetsk city. It has been used for years as a Ukrainian fortress well positioned for artillery attacks on Donetsk. The whole city, and especially the coke and chemical plant in its northern sector, was well prepared to defend against Russian attacks.​ But despite all attempts to hold on to it the Ukrainian garrison (10,000 ​men) within the city is about to be encircled and fall​…​..The JDAM kit, of which more than 500,000 were produced, allowed for the use of large piles of cold-war era bombs with previously unknown precision.
    ​ After the 2022 start of the war in Ukraine Russia engaged in a program to develop an equivalent to the JDAM kit. The program was finished by the end of 2023. The Russian version can be strapped onto a 500kg or a 1,500 kilogram dumb bomb extending their range by attaching wings, guidance kit and control surfaces to already existing dumb bombs.​ After being programmed with target coordinates the bomb gets dropped, turns 180 degree around its length axis and unfolds its wings. The wings enable the bomb to fly some 50 miles before hitting the ground. This allows the planes dropping these bombs to stay outside of the enemy’s air defense envelope.
    ​ The guidance kits are cheap and can easily be mass produced.​ Yesterday some 65 (fuel air bomb) FAB500 and FAB1500 were used against targets in Avdeevka.​
    ​ The use of these bombs, which carry 300 kilogram and more of explosives, near one’s own troops requires careful planing and observation. Observers on the ground have to make sure that their own troops are outside of the deadly circle of these bombs and that the coordinates of targets are submitted in a disciplined but secure and timely manner. Pilots have to make sure that the received coordinates are programmed into the bombs and that their release is done at the right attitude and positions.
    ​ This kill chain requires intensive training and disciplined soldiers. Yesterday’s attacks demonstrate that the Russian army and air-forces have mastered this discipline.​ Any detected resistance or position of Ukrainian troops was visited by a precise FAB attack within just a few minutes.
    ​ There is no defense against these weapons.​ [The Israelis have used over 10,000 JDAM-bombs on ​Palestinian families in Gaza.]​ …
    ​..The Ukrainian army has nothing comparable in its arsenals.
    ​ The introduction of mass FAB500 strikes onto the Ukrainian battle field have given the Russian forces a new qualitative advantage that will change the course of the war (though not its outcome). The U.S. political and military specialists who still believe that attrition is a viable strategy for the Ukrainian army are clearly way off the path of reality.
    https://www.moonofalabama.org/2024/02/ukraine-sitrep-finally-a-wonder-weapon-that-does-what-it-promised-to-do.html#more

    ​ Paul Craig Roberts speaks of the vulnerabilities of American commoners, not those with access to D.U.M.B.s.
    The United States Has Zero National Security
    ​ 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…
    ​..Effects of a single high-altitude nuclear detonation over the Eastern U.S.​ [Another over Texas and another over California ​could take out all the lower 48 grids.]
    ​ “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.​..

    The United States Has Zero National Security

    ​A recurring solar micronova sometime before the 2050s would do the same thing and more. This morning’s space weather news goes into that again. Micronovas on stars…

    #152200
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @ThomasJKenny

    I’m using the word chimp the same way that you are, as a a glyph for every human and any other critter, (corporeal or otherwise) who joins in the fray on one side or the other. People is people. The only difference between thee, me and the powers that be is whether we are striving to be more truthful and honest or LESS truthful and honest. The liars are headed in the “Dead” direction and the truthers are headed toward the light of truth, life, and (ultimately) toward whatever name you care to assign to the Creator of the Universe.

    #152201
    John Day
    Participant

    They sent the Farmer’s money to Ukraine, but the farmers were already living on the edge.
    Facing farm protests, EU eases demands in 2040 climate proposal​
    The EU executive dropped specific references to agriculture emissions cuts as farmers protest across Europe.
    https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-eases-farming-demands-in-2040-climate-proposal/

    ​ Gilbert Doctorow is not joking as he awaits Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin. Censorship is worse everywhere else.
    America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
    ​ I say without any hesitation that the United States is the freest country in the Collective West for those who hold nonconformist ideas to express them without fear of persecution and even to assemble vast audiences of followers.
    ​ Of course, free speech comes and goes in the United States. The country coined the term McCarthyism during the witch hunts for Communists early in the Cold War. But at present, thanks to the disrupter in chief Donald Trump, anything goes.

    America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

    ​ Edward Slavsquat on Russian censorship laws. Thanks Oxy-in-Oz: Moscow expands war against info-terrorism
    Spreading fakes is now punishable with fines, prison time & property confiscation (“Sentenced to 6 months of compulsory medical treatment.”)
    ​ Russia’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday unanimously approved a law that allows for confiscation of property and deprivation of military ranks and honorary titles for activities directed against the state, as well as for discrediting the country’s armed forces. Since the start of its special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022, the Russian government has granted itself a range of new powers to combat information deemed nonfactual and damaging to national security.
    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/moscow-expands-war-against-info-terrorism

    More sideways Slavsquat perspective on Russia and Putin being ordinary and dingy, neither demonic nor angelic. Thanks Oxy.
    Putin: An alternative perspective​ , A conversation with Iurie Roșca
    ​ True patriots and anti-System militants around the world must understand that Russia can and must represent an alternative to the collective West dominated by the Satanists who are imposing a tyrannical regime of dystopian technocracy.
    ​ But today’s rulers of this country are only a simulacrum, an imitation, a Potemkin village, who put on the mask of patriots so that they can continue to plunder Russia’s natural resources.
    ​ Meanwhile, Russians are being replaced with Muslims from Central Asia. Few people in the West know that not only the US, Canada and Europe are subject to a premeditated invasion of extra-European and non-Christian populations, but also Russia.
    ​ My criticism is directed against an occupation administration, subordinated to the UN, WHO, WTO, IMF, BIS. The same is true of the administration of my own country, the US, the EU, China and all BRICS members.
    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/putin-an-alternative-perspective

    #152202
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ This honest man, Julian Assange, a servant of truth, has lived in relentless isolated torture for our benefit.
    ​ 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.
    https://swentr.site/news/592027-uk-assange-extradition-us/

    ​ (Russian propaganda) The Western propaganda machine is losing its potency as the United States’ anti-Russian proxy war in Ukraine fails.
    ​ 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.”
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240208/losing-the-narrative-freakout-over-tucker-carlson-signals-collapse-of-western-war-propaganda-1116657584.html

    ​(Laughing Russians note 🙂 Tucker Carlson Threatened With Death, Sanctions for Putin Interview: Netizens React
    ​ 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 (actually, the prominent journalist was added to the notorious “kill list” back in 2023).​..
    ​..More recently, 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”.​..
    ​..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.
    https://sputnikglobe.com/20240208/tucker-carlson-threatened-with-death-sanctions-for-putin-interview-1116656293.html

    ​Tucker Carlson , We’re in Moscow to Interview Vladimir Putin
    https://tuckercarlson.com/why-were-in-moscow/

    #152203
    John Day
    Participant

    From Meryl Nass MD, not a political commercial at all, but the history of biowarfare research and funding in the US. 9:31 minutes well spent.
    Very important short video of RFK, Jr and Mary Holland discussing the origin of COVID 19 and the US bioweapons establishment that places the last 4 years into context.​ Don’t miss this excellent summary
    https://merylnass.substack.com/p/very-important-short-video-of-rfk

    A Midwestern Doctor presents complimentary information about the machine which feeds upon us and slowly kills us.
    Why The Bioweapons Research Industry Is A Danger to Society​ , and what the WHO is doing to protect this grift now that the public is wising up to it.
    ​ The upper class has gradually shifted to controlling the populace through economic enslavement, the fear of an ecological disaster, and the fear of a disastrous pandemic which must be stopped at any costs.
    ​ An immensely profitable industry has been built around these fears. Many notorious career scientists (e.g., Fauci and Hotez) depend upon this grift. Worse still, those fears have been used to create the justification we need to perform an endless amount of bioweapons research to “prevent” the next pandemic.
    ​ That research is extremely dangerous and regularly leads to disastrous lab leaks which sicken and sometimes kill those exposed to the pathogens.
    https://www.midwesterndoctor.com/p/why-the-bioweapons-research-industry

    ​ (Recovering Russian) Sasha Latypova, Audio recording leaked from AstraZeneca: Covid was classified a national security threat by the US Government/DOD on February 4, 2020. Recorded at an internal executive meeting at the end of 2020. This recording has not been published previously anywhere.
    ​ On Feb 4, 2020 – AstraZeneca and other pharma companies participating in the DOD Pandemic Preparedness consortium received a phone call from the DOD saying that “novel covid virus posed national security threat”. This explains why PREP Act declaration in the US was made retroactive to Feb 4. The US Government organized itself for war, but lied to the public that it was a zoonotic virus and a healthcare event. Anyone who suggested otherwise was heavily censored and surveilled online, including me. They continue to pretend it was/is a natural virus evolution to this day. It appears that the DOD initiated the covid plandemic and did not tell Trump until after.​..
    ..The audio confirms that the DOD pandemic pharma consortium was established in 2017 and the DOD, (not pharmas) was, and remains in charge of it. I knew this based on the covid contracts analysis, but it’s good to have a definitive confirmation. The AZ execs are musing that at the time they thought the DOD’s pandemic preparedness plan – from “discovering” new viruses to making new drugs for them in 60 days – sounded like science fiction…
    https://sashalatypova.substack.com/p/audio-leaked-from-astrazeneca-covid

    #152204
    John Day
    Participant

    THE ATTACK ON FOOD AND HOW TO FIGHT BACK SYMPOSIUM​ , March 4, 2023 (last year)​ My presentation is “Preparing Your Kitchen Garden”, is found in section 3.

    The Attack On Food and How to Fight back Symposium

    ​Part 1: Deciding Where to Grow Vegetables
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/deciding-where-to-grow-vegetables

    Part 2: Preparing Your Kitchen Garden
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/preparing-your-kitchen-garden

    Part 3: Growing Food
    https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/growing-food

    #152205
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    So much fear & loathing, so much EG0ic posturing, rhetoric, malignant narcissist self-worship & biases of all sort, shape & fashion 🙄

    It’s no wonder the 1% Elite crafted their UniParty GlobalCap scheme(s) to lock We The People out of the loop, loading them into apparatuses whereas they only attack each other & voluntarily paying for their own demise ~ It’s about projections of existential threat(s) + survival of the species/earth…

    Although I disagree with the 1% Elite’s solution, I see the need for it as The Sons of Liberty Experiment clearly failed 😐

    Locke = 0

    Hobbes = Game-Set-Match!

    P.S. After beginning to awaken in 1993 to “humanity’s” emotions, thoughts, deeds & self-deluded worldview/politik (in person & online), and as a member of The Sons Of The Revolution (via 5 families), I withdraw my participation, acknowledgement & approval of the nation-state formerly known as The United States of America, which has been poisoned & overthrown by truly evil, degenerate & murderous forces, both known & unknown.

    I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!

    Q.E.D.

    #152206
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    I would’nt worry too much about nukes, EMP’s etc. You in the West are being destroyed from the inside, not the outside. This Tuckerfucker thing is like the last thing or the next thing. Gaslighting and theatrics while you’re being gutted, robbed, mindfucked and skinned alive. All the richboys from all the countries are on the same page. Global NWO, them at the top, you fuckin peons, focusing intently on nonsense , at the bottom. 6.5 billion people now got the jewjab runnin thru their veins. You don’t pull that off without all hands on deck. This is global. A couple African dudes point out the absurdity, the big Lie, bang, they’re fuckin dead. You are witness to a plan 100’s of years in the making. They want you dead and a world for themselves. Ain’t no buildbackbetter till all is destroyed.

    #152207
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Preempting the Tucker – Putin interview the Mediawhores decided on distraction to lure Duh’merica’s teeny tiny attention span in the most believable direction.

    Hunter used this often and it works!

    .

    #152208
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “Netanyahu’s words also be sanctioned?”

    Yes! Or no. PICK ONE. That’s all I say every day. If there are rules: TELL ME. Don’t change them. 10 Minutes ago, DoJ just refused to charge Biden for stealing top secret docs because he can’t remember where he is. Exceptions for all my friends, #Anti exceptions for all my enemies!

    I was going to add that – nice find or knowledge on EMPs – that my guess is that they are really, really uneven and unpredictable. My guess is you could wipe out a whole substation and have a 2010 Zune survive right next to it. That some 1990 Ford would burn out but some 2020 Volt would survive. 10 houses and half a city would work, the other half would be down.

    That is to say: it’s probably wildly, wildly overblown. That it will cause way more trouble than any of us want to see, but probably no more than a dead power outage and a crew of determined saboteurs would. But I can’t prove it, and far as I know, no one else has done tests either. I looked this up +10 years ago, but IIRC, they DID test car computers on this weapon-type and they were unaffected. But that may have been cars from 1995, 2001 and who knows if the test emulates reality. But that’s a lot of reassurance since pretty sure other than long wire grids, those would be the most affected. Let’s build in systems and not find out, right? We’ll have a Carrington anyway, it’s only logical.

    One other thing I noted is although I’m fine with supposing they want us all dead for lols, yet STILL I don’t see them hardening — THEIR stuff, whatever that “stuff” may be. Like paint your houses in Maui blue, sure, but EMP-harden your mansion genset? No. Okay, if this is anywhere real, WHY? You’d see it SOMEWHERE. I see it nowhere: DoD, Billionaires, Senators, Techies, Musk, Russia, Monaco, Ibiza, nowhere.

    Makes me think they DO know. And the answer is: It hardly affects things at all. For some reason we can’t imagine, like the parts are too small (nanometer wire length). Counterintuitively. BUT: then why not let it drop? Because they WANT to be able to take it out if THEY want to, not our enemies. Then they can blame NoKo or some rot. Now THAT would fit the facts far better than that every single rich guy is stupid, the DoD doesn’t know they live on common manufacturing and farming, and that they all just hate money That. Much.

    Which is it?

    #152209
    Autonomous Unit
    Participant

    you guys are culturally deprived if you don’t recognize the quote about the man beast

    #152210
    Veracious Poet
    Participant

    Tucker is wrong about “Americans have the right to know all they can about a war they are implicated in,”…The truth is every “American” that wanted “to know” already has arrived at the *truth* (small minority), all the rest have decided how to “believe” based on their *chosen* partisan tribal rhetoric, a wholly effective Deep Swamp System in place for decades to Protect & Serve the 1% Elite, their UniParty GlobalCap Imperial legions + a assorted mercenary bankster/apparatchik/MIL elements within UK/EU.

    There’s no turning back for The West now, they made sure of it.

    Do you think the criminal 2020 election event was a fluke?

    How about the legal, political & media *insanity* arrayed against Trump & MAGA?!?

    Nah, if there are any beneficiaries to Tucker’s *brave* journalistic efforts (we need 100s more like him, otherwise *fail*) it will be the BRICS+ in deepening their solidarity, and perhaps a few EU folk that might tune in & learn a thing or two.

    For America, Tucker’s efforts won’t be appreciated until historians review The Rise & Fall of the American Empire…

    That is if there is any academic freedom left to do such endeavors 😐

    EOT.

    #152211
    Oroboros
    Participant

    BEWARE: Smart money has been selling like never before

    Hahahahahaa! the rats are jumpin’ ship…

    .

    #152212
    zerosum
    Participant

    Go get it! Its real.
    https://tuckercarlson.com/the-vladimir-putin-interview/
    The Vladimir Putin Interview
    The Interview

    Published Feb 8, 2024

    127 mins

    TIMESTAMP HEADLINE
    00:00:00
    Introduction
    00:02:00
    Putin gives a history of Russia & Ukraine
    00:25:04
    NATO Expansion
    00:30:40
    NATO & Bill Clinton
    00:41:10
    Ukraine
    00:48:30
    What triggered this conflict?
    01:02:37
    A peaceful solution?
    01:11:33
    Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines?
    01:24:13
    Re-establishing communication with the US
    01:36:33
    How powerful is Zelensky?
    01:48:36
    Elon Musk & AI
    01:51:07
    Imprisoned American journalist Evan Gershkovich

    #152213
    HerrWerner
    Participant

    I won’t watch the Carlson interview live, I will catch highlights at some point. Arguably it is one of the biggest news items so far in 2024 for USAians anyway. Media is going bonkers all week. I put a clothespin on my nose and went on NPR to get their take. Nothing at all on their front pages of politics, world, national news. Nothing. I searched “carlson” and NPR came back with:

    – a bio on contributor Rachel Carlson (she!/her!)
    – the physics of the spiral pass (American football) wow!
    – masturbation abstinence and who should be worried
    – nicotine pouches and how republicans are weaponizing them in the election, or something

    and so on. riveting and life-shaping, all of it.

    How far you fell NPR, what a pathetic lot of #***ing losers. It pains me to say it. I’ve sent them a lot of money over the years, as recent as ten years ago. All the good journalists are gone- retired or dead – and they did have some good ones, some formidable askers of questions, not so long ago. All the ones I grew up on. The new ones only know how to emote. They know how to write badly and say the same thing seven times in 8 short paragraphs. Old shrews, mean girls, crayon eaters that can’t identify a logical fallacy if it was glued to their ass.

    //#end_rant//

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    aspnaz
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    @Celticbiker You are spot on as usual.

    Notice how all the false hopes are destroyed, how the emotions are raised then crushed, the demoralisation of the people is happening in parrallel to the destruction of the western economies and cultures.

    TPTB are not looking to build back better, they are destroying the current powerful organisations, they will then establish new powerful organisations reporting to themselves, then they will kill most people – see what’s happening in Gaza, that is a trial run to see whether anybody does anything to stop them or whether we are all talk – stealing their property. It is also part of the conditioning needed to instill fear in the people when they come for you.

    Trump isn’t going to change anything, they have planned for him from way back, he is part of the plan for the destruction of the USA. They have to attack him, to give you false hope, but they will crush that hope. He cannot do anything, we see at the moment how Biden is not doing anything, there is a whole organisation running the USA and EU from behind the scenes.

    Of course they will keep a few to work as slaves in their new world order; enough to man the farms to feed the remaining elites. If AI develops further by 2030 then maybe they won’t need too many humans to keep the elites fed and happy and the AI machines ticking along.

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