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UK Court To Issue Ruling On Julian Assange Extradition Tuesday Morning (ZH)
Trump Bond Reduced To $175 Million At 11th Hour (ZH)
Trump Net Worth Tops $6.4 Billion On SPAC Deal (ZH)
Musk Reveals Major Political Flip (RT)
The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection (Pepe Escobar)
The American Explanation For The Moscow Terror Attack Doesn’t Add Up (Trenin)
‘Kill Them All’ – Medvedev Enraged By Moscow Terror Attack (RT)
‘Kill Them All’: Inside the Israeli Blockade on Gaza Aid (Loffredo)
UN Security Council Demands Immediate Gaza Ceasefire As US Abstains (AlJ)
Macron’s Punctured Balloon of a ‘Geo-Political EU’ (Alastair Crooke)
Single EU Army Unrealistic – Borrell (RT)
In Blob We Trust (Kunstler)
January 6th Continues to be a Tragedy in the Eye of the Beholder (Turley)
Weaponizing Reality: The Dawn of Neurowarfare (Pabst)





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The ruling will come at about the time I post this. Say a prayer for Julian.

UK Court To Issue Ruling On Julian Assange Extradition Tuesday Morning (ZH)

On Tuesday London’s High Court will finally rule on the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The court is expected to deliver a decision on if he can appeal his extradition to the United States, where he would face espionage and related charges for publishing state secrets. WikiLeaks has said the written ruling is expected to be delivered by 10:30 am London time (6:30am ET). After this, all his appeal opportunities in the UK legal system will have been exhausted. Stella Assange, his wife, has warned that if the court rules against Assange, he could be on a plane to US soil days following. He would be removed from the high security Belmarsh prison for a trial in the US on espionage-related charges and publishing state secrets, where a 175 year jail sentence would await him.

WikiLeaks has been urging all Americans to put pressure on the Biden administration to drop its case against Assange by calling House representatives and telling them to support H.Res.934. The bill, introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) requests that the Biden White House halt the proceedings against Assange. The bill reads: “This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that regular journalistic activities, including the obtainment and publication of information, are protected under the First Amendment and that the federal government should drop all charges against and attempts to extradite Julian Assange.” Editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson has commented on what Assange’s prosecution and possible extradition means for the future of press freedoms.”It cannot be underestimated, the effect that it will have,” he said.

“If an Australian citizen publishing in Europe can face prison time in the United States, that means no journalists anywhere are safe in the future.” However, as we detailed last week, the Biden administration might be looking for a way to bring the 14-year long legal drama to an end. A last Wednesday WSJ report said, “The U.S. Justice Department is considering whether to allow Julian Assange to plead guilty to a reduced charge of mishandling classified information, according to people familiar with the matter, opening the possibility of a deal that would end a lengthy legal saga triggered by one of the biggest classified intelligence leaks in American history.” A plea deal means the whole crisis for him and his family could finally come to an acceptable and peaceful end after all of these years.

“Justice Department officials and Assange’s lawyers have had preliminary discussions in recent months about what a plea deal could look like, according to people familiar with the matter, a potential softening in a standoff filled with political and legal complexities,” according to details in the WSJ report. “The talks come as Assange has spent some five years behind bars and U.S. prosecutors face diminishing odds that he would serve much more time even if he were convicted stateside.” In February of this year, Assange’s cause received a big boost when his native Australia issued formal request to the US and UK that charges against Julian Assange be dropped. The motion adopted by Australian parliament at that time emphasized “the importance of the UK and USA bringing the matter to a close so that Mr. Assange can return home to his family in Australia.”

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“The new order also stayed Engoron’s order barring Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump from serving as officers and directors of New York companies for two years..”

Trump Bond Reduced To $175 Million At 11th Hour (ZH)

A New York court of appeals has significantly reduced the bond required to stop his properties from being seized by authorities from $454 million to $175 million, in order to appeal his New York civil fraud trial. The decision by a five-judge panel of appellate court judges, comes after the real estate mogul’s lawyers argued that it was “impossible” to obtain an appeal bond of $454 million after approaching over 30 surety companies without success. Trump also said he would have to sell properties in a “fire sale” to raise cash. Had the court denied Trump’s request, and he had failed to obtain the full bond amount, Trump was at risk of losing his bank accounts, followed by some of his properties.

His attorneys had asked the appeals court to either waive the bond requirement or reduce it, arguing that the $464 million judgement against Trump and his family was likely to be overturned on appeal.v In the Monday decision, the appeals court also stayed Engoron’s ruling barring Trump from serving as an officer or director of a NY company for three years, and which had barred Trump and his corporate defendants from applying for loans from New York lenders over the same period. The new order also stayed Engoron’s order barring Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump from serving as officers and directors of New York companies for two years. Trump has 10 days to post the bond.


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“ seems that Biden’s campaign staff – which even former President Barack Obama essentially admitted are total morons, need to go back to the drawing board..”

Trump Net Worth Tops $6.4 Billion On SPAC Deal (ZH)

Former President Donald Trump’s net worth topped $6.4 billion on Monday following the completion of a 29-month-long SPAC deal involving his social media company, Trump Media & Technology Group, as well as the reduction of the bond due in his NY civil fraud trial in order to appeal a $454 million verdict. And while Trump’s gains on the SPAC deal with Digital World Acquisition Corp may just be on paper (and any meaningful sales when his six-month lockup expires would likely tank the price), the $4 billion boost was enough to include Trump in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which tracks the top 500 wealthiest people in the world.

Earlier on Monday, Trump was granted a vastly reduced bond requirement of $175 million in order to appeal his NY civil trial over his real estate. In response, Trump quickly said he would post it. The completion of the SPAC merger came despite last-minute lawsuits from investors and executives, as well as a settlement with the SEC. The timing couldn’t be worse for Democrats – as the 2024 Biden campaign picked this moment in time to copy Trump’s name-calling strategy, dubbing the former president “Broke Don.” While that was based on a recent campaign finance report showing that Biden out-raised Trump in February, it seems that Biden’s campaign staff – which even former President Barack Obama essentially admitted are total morons, need to go back to the drawing board. Or not… as long as curbside voting and uncreased 2am ballot drops that nobody is supposed to discuss are a thing.

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“I think we need a red wave or America is toast..”

Musk Reveals Major Political Flip (RT)

The US needs a red wave and will be finished if the Republican Party does not prevail in the 2024 presidential election, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday. The billionaire, who had previously revealed he voted for Joe Biden in 2020, has since criticized the incumbent US president and clashed with his administration. Musk has repeatedly criticized Biden’s handling of the Southern US border crisis and has accused Democrats of being “controlled by the unions.” “I voted 100% Dem until a few years ago. Now, I think we need a red wave or America is toast,” Musk wrote on X. According to media reports, the entrepreneur became increasingly critical of Biden after Tesla, the top-selling electric-car company in the US, was excluded from a White House summit on EVs in 2021.

Last year Musk revealed that he had doubts he’d be voting for Biden in the 2024 presidential election. As of yet, however, he hasn’t endorsed Biden’s rival Donald Trump. “I think I would not vote for Biden,” Musk told a DealBook summit in November, adding “I’m not saying I’d vote for Trump.” Earlier this month the New York Times reported that Trump had met with Musk in Florida, as the former US president seeks a major cash infusion for his reelection campaign. Musk confirmed the meeting but maintained that he is not donating to the Republican’s campaign. “I was at a breakfast at a friend’s place and Donald Trump came by, that’s it,” he told former CNN host Don Lemon last week, adding that Trump had not requested any financial assistance. “I’m not paying his legal bills in any way, shape or form. And he did not ask me for money,” Musk said.

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“A classic false flag, with the clueless Tajiks under the impression that they were working for ISIS-K..”

The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection (Pepe Escobar)

Ukrainian intel, SBU and GUR, have been using the “Islamic” terror galaxy as they please since the first Chechnya war in the mid-1990s. Milley and Nuland of course knew it, as there were serious rifts in the past, for instance, between GUR and the CIA. Following the symbiosis of any Ukrainian government post-1991 with assorted terror/jihadi outfits, Kiev post-Maidan turbo-charged these connections especially with Idlib gangs, as well as north Caucasus outfits, from the Chechen Shishani to ISIS in Syria and then ISIS-K. GUR routinely aims to recruit ISIS and ISIS-K denizens via online chat rooms. Exactly the modus operandi that led to Crocus. One “Azan” association, founded in 2017 by Anvar Derkach, a member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir, actually facilitates terrorist life in Ukraine, Tatars from Crimea included – from lodging to juridical assistance.

The FSB investigation is establishing a trail: Crocus was planned by pros – and certainly not by a bunch of low-IQ Tajik dregs. Not by ISIS-K, but by GUR. A classic false flag, with the clueless Tajiks under the impression that they were working for ISIS-K. The FSB investigation is also unveiling the standard modus operandi of online terror, everywhere. A recruiter focuses on a specific profile; adapts himself to the candidate, especially his – low – IQ; provides him with the minimum necessary for a job; then the candidate/executor become disposable. Everyone in Russia remembers that during the first attack on the Crimea bridge, the driver of the kamikaze truck was blissfully unaware of what he was carrying,

As for ISIS, everyone seriously following West Asia knows that’s a gigantic diversionist scam, complete with the Americans transferring ISIS operatives from the Al-Tanf base to the eastern Euphrates, and then to Afghanistan after the Hegemon’s humiliating “withdrawal”. Project ISIS-K actually started in 2021, after it became pointless to use ISIS goons imported from Syria to block the relentless progress of the Taliban. Ace Russian war correspondent Marat Khairullin has added another juicy morsel to this funky salad: he convincingly unveils the MI6 angle in the Crocus City Hall terror attack (in English here, in two parts, posted by “S”). The FSB is right in the middle of the painstaking process of cracking most, if not all ISIS-K-CIA/MI6 connections. Once it’s all established, there will be hell to pay.

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“..Moscow would be removing one of its most important self-imposed constraints – not to touch Kiev’s senior leadership..”

The American Explanation For The Moscow Terror Attack Doesn’t Add Up (Trenin)

Ukraine, true to form, and alone among the nations of the world, has suggested that the Crocus City atrocity was an operation carried out by Russia’s own secret services, launched to facilitate a further tightening of the political regime and a new wave of mobilization. Clearly nonsensical, this interpretation invoked in many Russian minds the old proverb, “liar, liar, pants on fire.” Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his five-minute address to the nation on Saturday, refrained from rolling out the Kremlin’s own version. His words and his demeanor were calm, but the style of his remarks was stern. Those behind the attack “will be punished whoever they are and wherever they may be,” the president declared. The direction of Putin’s thinking was revealed by the two facts – not conjectures – he raised: that the terrorists, having fled the scene of the assault, had been apprehended not far (100km or so) from the Ukrainian border, and that “information” had been obtained that they intended to cross the border into Ukraine, where “they had contacts.”

At this point, nothing is firmly established. The results of the Russian investigation will be enormously important. If Moscow concludes that the attack was conceived, planned, and organized by the Ukrainians – say, the military intelligence agency GUR – Putin’s public warning would logically mean that the agency’s leaders will not just be “legitimate” targets, but priority ones for Russia. Since an attack of such gravity would almost certainly have required the approval of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, the “guarantee” that Putin informally gave to foreign leaders (including Israel’s then-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett) that Russia would not target Zelensky personally, would presumably be lifted. If so, Moscow would be removing one of its most important self-imposed constraints – not to touch Kiev’s senior leadership.

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Two separate articles on two separate topics saying ‘Kill Them All’. Sign of the times.

‘Kill Them All’ – Medvedev Enraged By Moscow Terror Attack (RT)

The perpetrators and masterminds of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack at a Moscow concert venue must be killed without mercy, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has claimed. At least 137 people have been killed and over 180 were wounded when several men armed with assault rifles opened fire inside the Crocus City Hall and then proceeded to set the concert venue ablaze. Four men suspected of carrying out the attack have been captured. Two of them have confessed in court, and are set to remain in custody until late May. They all face life in prison. “Everyone asks me. What to do? … Should they be killed?” wrote Medvedev, currently deputy chair of the National Security Council, in a Telegram post on Monday. “It should and will be done,” he stressed, adding: “It is much more important to kill everyone involved. Everyone. Who paid, who sympathized, who helped. Kill them all.”

Medvedev earlier stated that “Terrorists understand only terror in response” and that “all of them must be found and mercilessly destroyed as terrorists – including officials of the state that committed such an atrocity.” The former Russian president vowed to “avenge each and every” victim of the Crocus City Hall attack, regardless of country of origin and status, insisting this “is now our legal and main goal.” Medvedev’s comments come amid growing calls among the country’s lawmakers to restore the death penalty, which has effectively been banned in Russia since 1996. While the Russian criminal code technically has a provision for capital punishment, courts are de facto banned from handing down such a sentence.

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Cultivated hatred.

‘Kill Them All’: Inside the Israeli Blockade on Gaza Aid (Loffredo)

Setting out on a bus caravan through illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Loffredo arrives at the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza, filming Israeli citizens as they physically block trucks loaded with flour and other essential goods. There, a reservist who served in the military assault on Gaza confesses to an array of war crimes, including blowing up the offices of UN centers dedicated to providing food to the local population. Loffredo then joins nationalists on a march toward Gaza, where they hope to establish new settlements after the population is violently driven out.

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Too much pressure for the US.

UN Security Council Demands Immediate Gaza Ceasefire As US Abstains (AlJ)

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demands an immediate ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the release of all hostages as the United States abstains from the vote. The remaining 14 council members voted in favour of the resolution, which was proposed by the 10 elected members of the council. There was a round of applause in the council chamber after the vote on Monday. The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which ends in two weeks, and also demands the release of all hostages seized in the Hamas-led attack on southern Israel on October 7. “The bloodbath has continued for far too long,” said Amar Bendjama, the ambassador from Algeria, the Arab bloc’s current Security Council member and a sponsor of the resolution. “Finally, the Security Council is shouldering its responsibility.”

The US had repeatedly blocked Security Council resolutions that put pressure on Israel but has increasingly shown frustration with its ally as civilian casualties mount and the UN warns of impending famine in Gaza. Speaking after the vote, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield blamed Hamas for the delay in passing a ceasefire resolution. “We did not agree with everything with the resolution,” which she said was the reason why the US abstained. “Certain key edits were ignored, including our request to add a condemnation of Hamas,” Thomas-Greenfield said. She stressed that the release of Israeli captives would lead to an increase in humanitarian aid supplies going into the besieged coastal enclave. The White House said the final resolution did not have language the US considers essential and its abstention does not represent a shift in policy.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the US failure to veto the resolution is a “clear retreat” from its previous position and would hurt war efforts against Hamas as well as efforts to release Israeli captives held in Gaza. His office also said Netanyahu will not be sending a high-level delegation to Washington, DC, in light of the new US position. US President Joe Biden had requested to meet Israeli officials to discuss Israeli plans for a ground invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza, where more than 1 million displaced Palestinians are sheltering. White House spokesperson John Kirby said the US was “disappointed” by Netanyahu’s decision. “We’re very disappointed that they won’t be coming to Washington, DC, to allow us to have a fulsome conversation with them about viable alternatives to them going in on the ground in Rafah,” Kirby told reporters.

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“..Ukraine tries to retreat into unprepared and near indefensible terrain..”

Macron’s Punctured Balloon of a ‘Geo-Political EU’ (Alastair Crooke)

The general view in Europe was that Macron was playing complex mind-games, firstly with the French people, and secondly with Russia. Nevertheless, it seems that there could be some substance to Macron’s sabre-rattling: The French Chief of Army Staff said he has 20,000 troops ready to be inserted in 30 days. And the Head of Russia’s SVR Intelligence Agency, Naryshkin, more modestly assessed that France seemingly is preparing a military contingent for sending to Ukraine, which at the initial stage, will be about two thousand people. Just to be clear however, even a 20,000-man division by standards of classical military theory is supposed to be able to hold at maximum, a 10km-front. An insertion of two or twenty thousand French troops would change nothing strategically; it would not halt the vastly larger Russian steamroller, grinding on westwards. So what is Macron playing at? Is this all bluff, then? Likely, it is part ‘grandstanding’ by Macron, pre-occupied to present himself as ‘Mr Strongman Europe’ – particularly toward his French constituency.

His posturing comes however, at a more significant conjunction of events for the so-called ‘Geo-political EU’: Clarity: Light has pierced, and has illuminated a space hitherto occupied by shadows. It is now as clear as it can be – after Putin’s overwhelming win in elections on a record turnout – that President Putin is here to stay. All the western shadow-play of ‘régime change’ in Moscow simply shrunk to naught in the bright light of events. Snorts of anger can be heard from some quarters in Europe. Yet they will subside. There is no choice. The reality, as Marianne newspaper, quoting a senior French officer, derisively noting in respect to Macron’s Ukraine’s posturing: “We must make no mistake, facing the Russians; we are an army of cheerleaders” and sending French troops to the Ukrainian front would simply be “not reasonable”. At the Élysée, an unnamed advisor argued that Macron “wanted to send a strong signal … (in) milli-metered and calibrated words”.

What pains the EU ‘neocon ever-hopefuls’ more is that Putin’s clear electoral victory coincides, almost precisely, with an EU (and NATO) humiliation in Ukraine. It is not just that the AFU appears to be in a cascading implosion, but that the retreat is accelerating, as Ukraine tries to retreat into unprepared and near indefensible terrain. Into this grim EU prospect is that second shaft of clarifying light: The U.S. is slowly but surely turning its back on the financing and arming of Kiev, leaving Europe’s impotence exposed for all the world to see. The EU simply cannot substitute for the U.S. pivot. Yet more hurtful for some is that a U.S. retreat represents a ‘punch in the guts’ for much of the Brussels leadership, who had fallen on the Biden Administration with almost indecent glee, upon Trump’s leaving of office. They used the moment to proclaim the cementing of a pro-Atlanticist, pro-NATO EU. Now, as former Indian diplomat MK Bhadrakumar perfectly defines it, “France [is] all dressed up – with nowhere to go”:

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You just take more EU taxpayers’ money and hand control over it to Americans.

Single EU Army Unrealistic – Borrell (RT)

The EU must increase its military strength and internal cooperation, but that does not mean it should aspire to a single army, the bloc’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has said. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday, the foreign policy chief insisted there is a “strong consensus” among EU members on boosting the bloc’s defense capabilities, both in terms of its military industry and armed forces. “This is not a question of creating the singular European army,” Borrell said, adding that all 27 EU members are free to decide their own defense policies. Instead, the armies of EU members need to be “more interoperational” in order to strengthen the bloc’s defense, the diplomat argued.

“They have to create a European pillar inside NATO. Europeans have to take more responsibility for our defense,” Borrell stated, adding that this includes fostering a close partnership with the US within NATO. “We have to increase our military capacities… But it is utopical to believe that we are going to cancel the 27 armies to create a single one. What we have to do is to be more realistic,” Borrell said. The bloc is well aware of the harsh realities of the modern world and is preparing accordingly, he added. In January, Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani publicly supported the creation of a joint European army, an idea that has been debated for several years, arguing that the force could be used for peacekeeping missions and conflict prevention.

The proposal, however, met resistance from several EU members, including Denmark and Poland. Copenhagen argued that “NATO is the cornerstone of our collective security,” and that defense remains a matter of national sovereignty. Warsaw insisted that EU action on defense must be complementary to NATO efforts. Since the start of the Ukraine conflict, EU member states have considerably ramped up defense spending, with plans to increase it to €350 billion ($380 billion) in 2024. In recent weeks, several Western leaders have also called on the bloc to prepare for a full-scale war with Russia, which they claim could break out within the next few years. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow has no plans or interest whatsoever in attacking NATO countries. Moscow, however, has for years voiced concern about the expansion of the US-led military bloc towards its borders.

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“..the blob is our government now; there is no government except the blob..”

In Blob We Trust (Kunstler)

You’ve got to ask yourself: really, who seems to hanker more for a red-hot World War Three, “Joe Biden” or Vlad Putin? Since “Joe Biden” is only a figment of American politics, first you’d have to ask: a figment of what? Answer: A figment of our greater intel blob, led, of course, by the Central Intelligence Agency. Which is to say, the blob is our government now; there is no government except the blob. We are the United Blob of America! In Blob We Trust should be printed on our money. That being the case, blob policy rules. And since deception is one of the blob’s chief duties, we mere sniveling citizens should expect to be deceived at every turn about everything. So, when the blob’s news cut-out, The New York Times, serves up a comprehensive history of the gang known as ISIS-K Monday morning after the Moscow Crocus Concert Hall Massacre, you might suspect that some deception is afoot.

ISIS-K immediately took credit for the Crocus Massacre. K stands for Khorasan, a set of provinces in eastern Iran, leaking over into Afghanistan and Pakistan. ISIS-K supposedly evolved out of the original ISIS that sought to establish an Islamic caliphate out of Iraq and Syria. After Mr. Trump broke it up in 2019, the gang regrouped in K-land, deeper in central Asia. Curiously, this ISIS-K has carried out attacks against Iran, where it lives. Go figure. . . . Its progenitor, the plain old ISIS-no-K was responsible for the horrific Bataclan Theater massacre in Paris, 2015 and the suicide bombing of the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena, UK, 2017. They’re sort of the Concert-Massacres-R-Us of terror orgs — you really couldn’t find a better patsy for the Crocus op.

Is it as simple as that? Not if you consider Scott Ritter’s theory that the first ISIS was a creation of the CIA, with the mission of ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, considered by the blob to be an uber-bad dude, largely for enlisting Russia’s help in ending Syria’s civil war. And if you can actually figure out what Syria’s civil war was about, other than a US blob op to gain control of Syria and its oil, you could win a MacArthur Genius Prize. But you might also ask: did the United Blob of America hire ISIS-K to slaughter 137 Russian civilians Saturday night? And also: did it do so directly or indirectly, through cut-outs?

One blob weakness is that it can’t resist the impulse to telegraph its plans ahead of some dastardly act. Both “Joe Biden” and State Department war-hawk Victoria Nuland verbally signaled the op to blow-up the Nord Stream gas pipelines well before the act. Before “retiring” (or getting cashiered) from State this month, Ms. Nuland warned Russia to expect “some nasty surprises” in the days ahead. Was she fired for opening her big mouth? Now, a photograph has surfaced of one of the captured Crocus perps, Shamsidin Fariduni, posing in the Crocus concert hall date-stamped March 7. A set-up? A deep fake?

In any case, on March 8 the United Blob State Department issued a warning to Russia’s foreign ministry that something wicked was coming their way, and likewise warned our diplomatic personnel to steer clear of concert halls and other public venues. Was the Crocus op already well in motion? And was the blob trying to cover for Ms. Nuland’s big mouth by warning about something that was too late to stop? Whatever else you think about the Russians, they are not dumb bunnies. You can be sure they are carefully putting together the puzzle pieces, having already been careful to take the suspects alive. They were, incidentally, all in one car driving toward the Ukraine border when apprehended by Russian police. That is being considered “a clue” as to who their handlers are. But then, who is Ukraine’s handler? (Cue: thinking music.)

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“To start to call opponents or critics terrorists has long been a problem on both ends of the political spectrum.”

January 6th Continues to be a Tragedy in the Eye of the Beholder (Turley)

For years, I have maintained that January 6th was a disgraceful riot but not an insurrection. That issue came to a head with the litigation over disqualifying former president Donald Trump and similar calls to block dozens of Republican incumbents from ballots. Now, the protest that became a riot has been elevated from an insurrection to a terrorist attack. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other democrats are using the description despite no one being charged with insurrection or terrorism. On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez declared to CNN host Jake Tapper that “We’re talking about an individual who ordered essentially a terrorist attack on the Capital of the United States in order to retain power.” In fairness to Ocasio-Cortez, she is not alone in such characterizations. For example, many of us were surprised when FBI Director Christopher Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism.” From a strictly legal basis, it was wildly inaccurate, in my view.

Liberal publications like Politico have railed against the Justice Department for not charging terrorism. That has been supported by some law professors. Those charged for their role in the attack that day are largely facing trespass and other less serious charges — rather than insurrection or sedition. While the FBI launched a massive national investigation, it did not find evidence of an insurrection. While a few were charged with seditious conspiracy, no one was charged with insurrection. Trump has never been charged with either incitement or insurrection. The media has fueled these claims. One year after the riot, CBS News mostly downplayed and ignored the result of its own poll showing that 76 percent viewed it for what it was, as a “protest gone too far.” They argue that this riot could simply be treated as “calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct.” However, so could other protests that result in property damage and criminal acts.

We have seen other legislative proceedings shutdown by protesters with members removed from the floor. The question is where to draw the line to avoid the arbitrary classification of some protests as terrorism and others as unlawful access or trespass. Nancy Pelosi called protesters at her home Russian plants. Politicians called a protest on the Tennessee House floor “an insurrection.” Such rhetoric excess easily inflames the public, but it creates lasting erroneous views of the law. That in turn can pose a real threat to free speech as the line between demonstrations and terrorism are blurred. Ocasio-Cortez’s view of what constitutes the crime of terrorism is dubious for many, particularly after she declared that racketeering is not a crime. However, there is pressure to ramp up rhetoric as we approach the 2024 elections. To start to call opponents or critics terrorists has long been a problem on both ends of the political spectrum.

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“..the ethical ramifications of BCIs and other emerging neurotechnologies don’t stop at the consumer market or the workplace..”

Weaponizing Reality: The Dawn of Neurowarfare (Pabst)

Billionaire Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface (BCI) company Neuralink made headlines earlier this year for inserting its first brain implant into a human being. Musk says such implants, which are described as “fully implantable, cosmetically invisible, and designed to let you control a computer or mobile device anywhere you go,” are slated to eventually offer “full-bandwidth data streaming” to the brain. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are quite the human achievement: as described by the University of Calgary, “A brain computer interface (BCI) is a system that determines functional intent – the desire to change, move, control, or interact with something in your environment – directly from your brain activity. In other words, BCIs allow you to control an application or a device using only your mind.” Developers and advocates of BCIs and adjacent technologies emphasize that they can help people regain abilities lost due to aging, ailments, accidents or injuries, thus improving quality of life.

A brain implant created by Swiss-based École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL), for example, has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again just by thinking. Others go further: Neuralink’s goal is to help people “surpass able-bodied human performance.” Yet, great ethical concerns arise with such advancements, and the tech is already being used for questionable purposes. To better plan logistics and boost productivity, for example, some Chinese employers have started using “emotional surveillance technology” to monitor workers’ brainwaves which, “combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, [can] spot incidents of workplace rage, anxiety, or sadness.” The example showcases how personal the technology can become as it is normalized in daily life. But the ethical ramifications of BCIs and other emerging neurotechnologies don’t stop at the consumer market or the workplace. Governments and militaries are already discussing — and experimenting on — the roles they could play in wartime.

Indeed, many are describing the human body and brain as war’s next domain, with a 2020 NATO-backed paper on “cognitive warfare” describing the phenomenon’s objective as “mak[ing] everyone a weapon…The brain will be the battlefield of the 21st century.” On this new “battlefield,” an era of neuroweapons, which can broadly be defined as technologies and systems that could either enhance or damage a warfighter or target’s cognitive and/or physical abilities, or otherwise attack people or critical societal infrastructure, has begun. In this exploration of the race to apply the latest neurotechnologies to war and beyond, I investigated how the neuroweapons of tomorrow, including BCIs that may allow for brain-to-brain or brain-to-machine communication, have the capacity to expand conflicts into a new domain — the brain — while also bringing a new dimension to both hard- and soft-power struggles of the future.

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    I’m going to sit on my deck, wrapped in my quilt, watching the pretty northern lights from the plasma storm knocking modern infrastructures go offline/go dark and listen to the crackling sound from the light show.


    How much ozone is in the atmosphere?

    Peak concentrations, an average of 8 molecules of ozone per million molecules in the atmosphere, occur between an altitude of 30 and 35 kilometers.

    Yep, ozone, which occurs at a peak concentration of just 8 ppm, has a profound effect on the atmosphere. So profound is the effect there was near panic in high places when it was found to be depleting rapidly. So profound was the effect that the Montreal Protocol was rushed through to reduce the use the production and use of ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances) for a substance that occurred at less than 8 ppm on average.

    John Day

    Invisible Hand Revealed

    Eleni sent this (Victoria Nuland’s hand still at work?): New batch of ex-ISIS members transferred from Syria to Ukraine: Report
    Since the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, hundreds of members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS have reportedly been transferred to fight in Ukraine
    ​ Since early March, the foreign intelligence service of Russia (SVR RF) has issued warnings that the US and NATO are providing ISIS fighters from Syria with special training at the US army’s Al-Tanf military base in Syria, and then sending them to Ukraine.
    ​ The SVR statement detailed the history of the secret operation they uncovered, saying: “At the end of 2021, the US released from prison … several dozen Daesh terrorists, including citizens of Russia and CIS countries. These individuals were sent to the US-controlled Al-Tanf base, where they underwent special training in subversive and terrorist warfare methods with a focus on the Donbass region.”

    ​ Pepe Escobar, The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection
    ..January 31: Victoria Nuland travels to Kiev and meets Budanov. Then, in a dodgy press conference at night in the middle of an empty street, she promises “nasty surprises” to Putin: code for asymmetric war…
    ..Privileged scenario: Nuland was a key dirty ops plotter alongside the CIA and the Ukrainian GUR (Budanov). Rival Deep State factions got hold of it and maneuvered to “terminate” her one way or another – because Russian intel would have inevitably connected the dots.
    Yet Nuland, in fact, is not “retired” yet; she’s still presented as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and showed up recently in Rome for a G7-related meeting, although her new job, in theory, seems to be at Columbia University (a Hillary Clinton maneuver). [Nuland is still listed as current on State Dept. website today.]
    Meanwhile, the assets for a major “nasty surprise” are already in place, in the dark, and totally off radar. The op cannot be called off…
    ​..The Budanov connection is betrayed by the modus operandi – similar to previous Ukraine intel terror attacks against Daria Dugina and Vladimir Tatarsky: close reconnaissance for days, even weeks; the hit; and then a dash for the border.
    ​ And that brings us to the Tajik connection.
    ​ There seem to be holes aplenty in the narrative concocted by the ragged bunch turned mass killers: following an Islamist preacher on Telegram; offered what was later established as a puny 500 thousand rubles (roughly $4,500) for the four of them to shoot random people in a concert hall; sent half of the funds via Telegram; directed to a weapons cache where they find AK-12s and hand grenades.
    ​ The videos show that they used the machine guns like pros; shots were accurate, short bursts or single fire; no panic whatsoever; effective use of hand grenades; fleeing the scene in a flash, just melting away, almost in time to catch the “window” that would take them across the border to Ukraine…​
    ..A potential handler has surfaced, named Abdullo Buriyev. Turkish intel had earlier identified him as a handler for ISIS-K, or Wilayat Khorasan in Afghanistan. One of the members of the Crocus commando told the FSB their “acquaintance” Abdullo helped them to buy the car for the op.
    ​ And that leads us to the massive can of worms to end them all: ISIS-K.
    ​ The alleged emir of ISIS-K, since 2020, is an Afghan Tajik, Sanaullah Ghafari. He was not killed in Afghanistan in June 2023, as the Americans were spinning: he may be currently holed up in Balochistan in Pakistan.
    ​ Yet the real person of interest here is not Tajik Ghafari but Chechen Abdul Hakim al-Shishani, the former leader of the jihadi outfit Ajnad al-Kavkaz (“Soldiers of the Caucasus”), who was fighting against the government in Damascus in Idlib and then escaped to Ukraine because of a crackdown by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) – in another one of those classic inter-jihadi squabbles.
    ​ Shishani was spotted on the border near Belgorod during the recent attack concocted by Ukrainian intel inside Russia. Call it another vector of the “nasty surprises”.
    ​ Shishani had been in Ukraine for over two years and has acquired citizenship. He is in fact the sterling connection between the nasty motley crue Idlib gangs in Syria and GUR in Kiev – as his Chechens worked closely with Jabhat al-Nusra, which was virtually indistinguishable from ISIS.
    ​ Shishani, fiercely anti-Assad, anti-Putin and anti-Kadyrov, is the classic “moderate rebel” advertised for years as a “freedom fighter” by the CIA and the Pentagon.
    ​ Some of the four hapless Tajiks seem to have followed ideological/religious indoctrination on the internet dispensed by Wilayat Khorasan, or ISIS-K, in a chat room called Rahnamo ba Khuroson.​..
    ..The problem is the ISIS-K modus operandi for any attack never features a fistful of dollars: the promise is Paradise via martyrdom. Yet in this case it seems it’s Khurosoni himself who has approved the 500 thousand ruble reward…
    ..Ukrainian intel, SBU and GUR, have been using the “Islamic” terror galaxy as they please since the first Chechnya war in the mid-1990s. Miley and Nuland of course knew it, as there were serious rifts in the past, for instance, between GUR and the CIA.​..
    ..GUR routinely aims to recruit ISIS and ISIS-K denizens via online chat rooms. Exactly the modus operandi that led to Crocus.
    ​ One “Azan” association, founded in 2017 by Anvar Derkach, a member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir, actually facilitates terrorist life in Ukraine, Tatars from Crimea included – from lodging to juridical assistance…
    ..Crocus was planned by pros – and certainly not by a bunch of low-IQ Tajik dregs. Not by ISIS-K, but by GUR. A classic false flag, with the clueless Tajiks under the impression that they were working for ISIS-K…
    ..The FSB is right in the middle of the painstaking process of cracking most, if not all ISIS-K-CIA/MI6 connections. Once it’s all established, there will be hell to pay…​
    ​..The FSB and the Kremlin will be very careful when it comes to directly accusing the CIA and MI6 of managing these networks.
    ​ But even with plausible deniability, the Crocus investigation seems to be leading exactly to where Moscow wants it: uncovering the crucial middleman. And everything seems to be pointing to Budanov and his goons.

    The Nuland – Budanov – Tajik – Crocus connection

    ​ A “Black Swan Event” – General Flynn Raises Questions About Baltimore Bridge Collapse​ [The sudden changes in direction with the ​ship’s power outages are weird.]
    ​ “Can we take the idea that this [Baltimore bridge collapse] was a terrorist attack off the table … and absolutely we cannot do that,” President Trump’s former national security adviser (and retired lieutenant general) Michael Flynn told Alex Jones in an online interview.
    ​ Flynn called the container ship ramming the 1.6-mile-long bridge mile bridge at the Port of Baltimore a “black swan” event.
    Meanwhile, the White House and federal government agencies have been quick to declare this was not a terror attack.​..
    ..The bulk of claims from the March 26 Baltimore bridge collapse will likely fall on reinsurers. The ship has about $3 billion of reinsurance coverage over a $100 million retention. Chubb is reported to be the lead insurer on the bridge’s property cover but might recover losses paid. We note it’s still early, and this will be a complex loss.​..
    ..The current issue revolves around an emerging disruption in mid-Atlantic supply chains. The major East Coast port is now paralyzed due to the mangled bridge blocking the only shipping lane in and out of the harbor.
    ​ Bloomberg reports that the US automotive supply chain will be disrupted. Data shows that Mazda Motor and Mercedes Benz, Subaru of America, Mitsubishi Motors of North America, and Volkswagen Group have the most exposure to the port.​..
    ..The supply chain snarls have sent major logistics companies scrambling across the US East Coast on Tuesday afternoon.
    ​ “Our first priority is engaging clients to make plans for containers that were originally routed to Baltimore that will be discharged at other ports on the Eastern Seaboard,” Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal for ITS Logistics, told CNBC.​ “These diverted volumes will impact the ports of New York/New Jersey, Norfolk and the Southeast and we have to prepare trucking and transload capacity to get that freight to its intended network​.”

    John Day

    UN Security Council demands immediate Gaza ceasefire as US abstains​ [“Demands” and “Calls For” mean different things. See below.]
    UNSC calls for a ‘lasting, sustainable ceasefire’ in Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza and the release of all captives.
    ​..Russian Ambassador Vasily Alekseyevich Nebenzya said his country hopes Monday’s resolution will be used in the “interests of peace” rather than advancing the “inhumane Israeli operation against Palestinians”.
    ​ “It is of fundamental importance that the UN Security Council, for the first time, is demanding the parties observe an immediate ceasefire, even if it is limited to the month of Ramadan,” he said. “Unfortunately, what happens after that ends remains unclear.”
    ​ Russia tried to push for the use of the word “permanent” in regards to the ceasefire. It had complained that dropping the word could allow Israel “to resume its military operation in the Gaza Strip at any moment” after Ramadan, which ends on April 9.
    ​ “We are disappointed that it did not make it through,” Nebenzya said.

    Moon of Alabama, New York Times Misreports Gaza UNSC Resolution
    ​ To no ones surprise the very same New York Times which relied on lying witnesses to falsely claim that Hamas had raped Israeli women is also lying about a ceasefire resolution for Gaza that yesterday passed the United Nations Security Council.
    ​ “U.N. Security Council Calls for Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza as U.S. Abstains​”
    ​ The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza Strip during the remaining weeks of Ramadan, breaking a five-month impasse during which the United States vetoed three calls for a halt to the fighting.
    ​ The resolution passed with 14 votes in favor and the United States abstaining, which U.S. officials said they did in part because the resolution did not condemn Hamas. In addition to a cease-fire, the resolution also called for the “immediate and unconditional release of all hostages” and the lifting of “all barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance.”
    ​ UNSC resolutions are legally binding documents under international law. They therefore use a very specific language. If the UNSC ‘calls upon’ someone to do something it is the legal equivalent of asking ‘pretty please’. It has no real consequences.
    ​ However, UNSC Resolution 2728 which passed yesterday on a 14 to 0 vote with the U.S. abstaining, does not ‘call upon’ Israel or Hamas to do this or that.
    ​ It demands them to do something:
    The Security Council​:
    ​ 1. Demands an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire, and also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to address their medical and other humanitarian needs, and further demands that the parties comply with their obligations under international law in relation to all persons they detain;
    ​ 2. Emphasizes the urgent need to expand the flow of humanitarian assistance to and reinforce the protection of civilians in the entire Gaza Strip and reiterates its demand for the lifting of all barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance at scale, in line with international humanitarian law as well as resolutions 2712 (2023) and 2720 (2023); …
    ​..Soon after the resolution passed the U.S. falsely claimed that it is not legally binding…​
    ..By using the ‘calls for’ wording instead of the ‘demand’ used in the real resolution the New York Times is deceiving its readers about the obligations the resolution created.
    The Washington Post is, in comparison, using the correct language:
    ​ The latest resolution, demanding an end to fighting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the release of all hostages, was backed by 14 nations including China and Russia. The United States abstained, allowing it to pass.
    ​ While the language is correct even the Washington Post report is still a bit deceiving. The U.S. and Israel have tried to combine the two issues of a ceasefire and of a hostage release into one issues. The ceasefire would depend on the hostage release and vice versa.
    ​ But the UNSC resolution has explicitly separated those issues into two different demands and has added the immediate provision of food as another one.
    It demand​s that both sides cease fire. It demands that both sides release hostages. It does not connect the two items.

    ​ ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 172: Israel continues raids on Gaza hospitals following UNSC ceasefire resolution
    The UN Security Council finally passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, with the U.S. abstaining from a vote. Netanyahu, however, has vowed to continue the war, with Israeli forces currently attacking two major hospitals in Gaza.

    ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 172:  Israel continues raids on Gaza hospitals following UNSC ceasefire resolution

    ​ ‘Kill Them All’: Inside the Israeli Blockade on Gaza Aid
    ​ Setting out on a bus caravan through illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Loffredo arrives at the Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza, filming Israeli citizens as they physically block trucks loaded with flour and other essential goods. There, a reservist who served in the military assault on Gaza confesses to an array of war crimes, including blowing up the offices of UN centers dedicated to providing food to the local population.
    ​ Loffredo then joins nationalists on a march toward Gaza, where they hope to establish new settlements after the population is violently driven out.

    ​ Trump Says Israel Has To ‘Finish the War’ Because It’s ‘Losing a Lot of Support’
    The former president said Israel made a ‘big mistake’ by broadcasting images and videos of the destruction in Gaza​ [Any other “mistakes”, Sir?]

    Trump Says Israel Has To ‘Finish the War’ Because It’s ‘Losing a Lot of Support’

    John Day

    ​I can’t tell why he did this. Everything about Nicole Shanahan screams “Dan Quayle as a Girl”. The way the camera catches her makes the poster behind her read “TART”.
    RFK Jr Picks Nicole Shanahan As VP, May Seek Libertarian Nomination
    ​ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has picked Nicole Shanahan, a California-based attorney who was previously married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, as his running mate for his long-shot presidential bid, according to people familiar with the decision.​..
    ..Shanahan, a political novice, was thrust into the spotlight over her public split with Brin amid a brief alleged affair she had with Elon Musk in 2021 that ruptured the billionaires’ long friendship, The Wall Street Journal reported.
    ​ After the article published, Musk denied the allegations and Shanahan later followed suit.
    It isn’t clear yet whether Shanahan plans to assist by tapping into her own wealth.​ The Kennedy campaign declined to comment.

    ​ Meryl Nass MD presents fresh news on the WHO amendments to the International Health Regulations:
    Slovakia also rejected the 2022 IHR amendments!!! Proof.
    ​ This is from an official reply which I translated using google translate. No more deadly vaccine mandates.
    ​New Zealand, Netherlands, Slovakia and Iran rejected all or part of the 2022 amendments offered by the USA. How many others did so quietly as well?
    ​ The US then tried a new tack: pretending the new amendments and pandemic treaty were a project of the entire WHA​ [World Health Assembly], while the bought-and-paid-for members/staff of the Secretariat and Bureau shaped the documents according to the desires of the globalists. And now they want everyone to believe this fake effort to save us from lab-generated pandemics is a global necessity, instead of a globalists’ wet dream.

    ​ Stephane Bancel: Cancer is listed in the PATENT as an outcome of contamination with DNA Fragments
    Ergo here is your oncogenic activation and their legal proof of knowledge
    ​ The applicant of the below patent is Moderna Therapeutics. One of the inventors is Stephane Bancel. It is titled “Removal of DNA fragments in mRNA production process”.​..
    ​..The Patent Reads: “The DNA template used in the mRNA manufacturing process must be removed to ensure the efficacy of therapeutics and safety, because residual DNA in drug products may induce activation of the innate response and has the potential to be ONCOGENIC in patient populations.”

    ​(17 minutes of clear explanations, with good videos of chemtrails being laid out by large military transport planes) Thanks Frank.
    Douglas Macgregor and Dane Wigington Part 2 – GeoEngineering

    John Day

    9/11 kinda demolition? This guy seems to show “squibs” on the bridge.

    Maxwell Quest

    “Just thinking,
    I called the covid scam and the collapse of the west,
    And I am a guy who knows nothing.
    What are we going to do?
    My family does not even believe me.
    How can we fix this?”

    The majority will never believe the covid scam until it is reported on the 6:00 o’clock news. They are hopelessly embedded in the Matrix, the group think of the masses, the herd. Not even if their 16 yr old son drops dead on the basketball court from a heart attack.

    And the authorities will never admit to what they’ve done, no matter the mountains of suppressed evidence. It’s too big a scam. Too global in nature. It would mean the downfall of most governments, their respective health institutions, and Big Pharma with all its media spending and bribery payouts. The cost of coming clean is too high. Not only that, they still want to depopulate the planet, so why bring this to everyone’s attention by fessing up?

    I sympathize with the feelings of isolation that result from having a different perspective than family and friends. Been living this way for many years. You eventually get used to it and find ways to maintain associations with people you care about (or must live with).

    How can we fix this?

    Fight asymmetrically against the Matrix by causing cognitive dissonance whenever and where ever you can, while taking every opportunity of pulling the establishment’s pants down around their ankles with embarrassing internet memes. Destroy their legitimacy!! Make them a laughing stock!! Expose their hypocrisy, their corruption!!

    After all, we’re at war.


    since my name has been used with contempt

    …you decided to review your behavior and try a different— oh.

    CO2 does things it never ever did in millions of years because there’s Ozone. Golf clap.

    You really start to come off as someone who has trouble with context and therefore meaning. On a 3 year time frame- the year I lurked here daily and the 2 I have posted, it is what I have seen.

    The comments about miniscule changes in CO2 (0.00005% if I recall) are in response to YOU. They are a response to your continual superlatives both in reference to vast amounts of CO2 and terror/alarm.

    YOUR assertion is that the planet will turn into Venus – your name for it is Climate Meltdown – if a tiny change disturbs a very precarious balance.

    Nothing about what you’ve just said changes that:
    —CO2 follows temperature changes rather than leading it
    —-atmospheric CO2 has been many multiples higher many times already and your Venus chain reaction non-theory has been proven false
    —-atmospheric temperature has been much higher than your most dire warnings many times and your Venus chain reaction non-theory has been proven false

    Afewknowthetruth, we should really be fighting the real enemy – the biggest source of CO2 in the world – Communism.

    In 3 years, I’ve never heard a peep out of you. But if CO2 is paramount, then the biggest source (well, man-made) of it is therefore the biggest problem.

    We need to criticize all forms of Marxism and Communism through the lens of Climate Meltdown.

    I am ready to join you in your valiant criticism of Marxism, AFKKT!

    Michael Reid

    @zerosum life was better
    The evil is coming from the government
    The country needs to be organized so people can work to produce the things we need to live
    The government needs to be reorganized for the benefit of the people

    Dr. D

    Let me expand: Baltimore is hit and what goes out? A major port. One right on DC. A major, although interior, City inner ring, which is also an Interstate. Everyone is diverted inland. Aaaaaaand an airport, as this was the road servicing it.

    1, 2, and 3. And when does this amazing accident take place? 1:30am, the lowest POSSIBLE time for traffic and news. Probably over the whole 24 period. And WHEN does this amazing accident take place? A day after someone blows up Moscow. Using ISIS, that has never been real since the day they were born, and are well known Western (Anglo) proxies. Well you decide.

    Medic: You’re clearly British. WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE????????? Why are foreign nationals in this war????? Is Ukraine not really a country? Is it not really their fight? Did America import Mexicans to outsource when we were fighting WWII??? No. We CLOSED. For security and stability.

    Okay, WHO are you talking to? YOUR government – not even your people, mind you – gave NO budget to military chaps like yourself at all. None. Neither is that a surprise as it’s been falling straight down for decades, it’s well known you have no Navy and no Carriers, and the Girl Scouts of Ohio could whip you. What…exactly…were you thinking? You are clearly the worst military thinker and tactician I’ve seen in years, and you’re probably going to die from it, but that just goes without saying.
    Well, that’s what happens when you sign up with Nazis who disband all parties, arrest the media, suspend all elections, and attack every nation they can find, all at once. Nazis be Nazi’n “Sic Semper Tyrannus.” If you were defending the women of Leeds from rape gangs this wouldn’t have happened.

    Ask Yanks in the Ranks, they’ll tell you: If they are ordered X Y or Z, they will go AWOL, do this, have a plan, do that with their family, etc. You didn’t have a plan for what happens if you found out you were working for bloodthirsty Nazis who would order you all killed? Dude, that’s the first order of business. Seriously… Even punk drug dealers know that.

    AFKTT is still out there, sorry if I’d known you’re still reading I would have been more productive and not low class.
    We are on, what is it a year now? No response yet to the single statement everyone makes each time: CO2 has been 6x today’s level and not only did nothing happen, the whole environment was IMPROVED. With bigger, better, plants and animals. So yeah, I didn’t bother to go review’s today’s numbers? Why would I? It can be 1% more or 601% more and make not a whit of difference. Can small things have big effects? Sure! However, we just CAME from not a small effect, but a 6-fold level, down to very nearly plant suffocation end-of-life on earth, nature dies level. Nothing. No effect. No effect higher, no effect lower, through 600 Million years of history.

    That is not our “Theory” that is our “Data Set” from which you are supposed to DERIVE theories. You can’t start from a data set where every poker hand loses, then theorize a reality where every hand won. That’s not Science; It’s madness. Or Philosophy. Or maybe SciFi: what if we DID live in a world where CO2 hadn’t already been 600% for 300 Million years? What would happen if we were on the Planet Alpha B? Fun thoughts, but we’re NOT on that planet, never have been, and scientists have known it since this climate data appeared like 50-60 years ago. It was basically the first fact I ever heard about CO2 warming: CO2 LAGS warming. Still true today, by the way! That’s like saying First you’re pregnant, THEN you sleep with a man. Like…hmmm…something suspicious here. Maybe I’ve been misled…

    Anyway, sorry about the Bozo comment. It should be beneath me, but clearly it was not, and that is bad.


    AFKTT said

    By the way, ozone, which occurs in concentration far, far below that of CO2 in the atmosphere: Yet without it, we would all be dead (including land plants from the effect of UV).

    Wow, very clever lie, AFKTT, you are top chimp in the shit throwing cage. Firstly, ozone is tri-oxygen and oxygen makes up 21% of the atmosphere. That 21% of di-oxygen will absorb UV light and when it does, the result is tri-oxygen, or ozone. The ozone is not a separate gas, it is the result of UV acting on the 21% of di-oxygen in the atmosphere, which breaks it up into individual oxygen atoms which then collide and form tri-oxygen. The ozone does not protect you, the di-oxygen protects you by turning into tri-oxygen. If you don’t believe me, learn some chemistry here …

    You are such a fucking amateur and you call yourself a chemist. Pathetic.


    Couldn’t convince my own family either Micheal, now they’re all fucked up. It’s only here I discuss such things. Everywhere I go, people just regurgitate what they saw on talmudvision. Wish I had an answer. It’s an ugly, dangerous situation, about to get much worse.


    “The government needs to be reorganized for the benefit of the people”

    I’m going to let China, Trump, JFK jr try their luck.
    My effort will be to stay out of the way and enjoy the dancing n. lights

    D Benton Smith

    Like the monkey said when his tail got caught in the wood-chipper, “Won’t be long now.”


    Alpha Group Capture video of Crocus Terrorist in Forest

    In another clip, one of the Alpha guys took out his knife, cut part of the perp’s ear off and made him eat and swallow it until an officer intervened.


    This clown doesn’t look like a die-hard 72 virgins kinda fanatic. Smart as an ox, strong as a fox




    Doc Malik interviews Sasha Latypova about the ‘pandemic’. It’s on Rumble. Copy and paste this link into your browser address bar, remove the space between dot and com.

    https://rumble. com/v4k9gzi-152-sasha-latypova-on-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-its-underlying-agenda.html


    General Flynn Calls Baltimore Barge Disaster A Black Swan Event


    During the press conference, Putin plainly stated that anyone who had anything to do with the Crocus attack will receive punishment, he meant anyone, including that Satanic Cunt Nuland.

    And he means it.

    Duh’mericans are too stupid to understand this.

    Nuland’s head on a stick




    @ John Day.

    Bridge thing. Looks to me like the high power/highly insulated electrical lines feeding the lights on top of the bridge snapping. That’s my guess.


    “What to do? … Should they be killed?” Medvedev, currently deputy chair of the National Security Council, in a Telegram post on Monday.

    “It should and will be done,” he stressed, adding:

    “It is much more important to kill everyone involved. Everyone. Who paid, who sympathized, who helped.

    Kill them all.”

    Right up the Empire of Lies chain of command.

    Also, Musk’s Starlink will be targeted.

    The S500 and S550 can reach and easily destroy low earth satellites like Starlink

    Musk will look pretty impotent if the Russians destroy his network.

    Drop your cocks and grabs your socks

    Hey Elon, say goodbye to Starlink Rocket Man


    CO2 has been 6x today’s level and not only did nothing happen, the whole environment was IMPROVED

    Wild assertions based on no evidence are all that the denial mob have to offer.

    As pointed out on numerous occasions, higher atmospheric concentrations had immense repercussions ….like 90% of life forms vanishing and large swathes of the Earth becoming deserts (Permian Extinction Event).

    What the idiots who argue against well established science still don’t seem to appreciate is that we are on the cusp of a major swing in conditions prevailing on Earth, i.e. the Halocene that allowed homo sapiens to build empires and eventually inhabit much of the world was an exceptionally calm and stable period. Atmospheric CO2 ranged between 260 and 280 ppm during that period.

    The current value is approximate 426 ppm, and it will be 430 ppm end of May 2024.

    If we are going to use percentages, let’s use them sensibly. 430 ppm divided by 280 ppm is 1.53. In other words, in May 2024 atmospheric CO2 will be 53% higher than the level [of 280 ppm] that prevailed before humans turned much of the Middle East and North Africa into deserts by choppng down the trees to build ships, houses and temples.

    As we have witnessed on numerous occasions, those who deny reality are seemingly immune to scientific evidence and resort to making up false numbers, misquoting and distortion in futile attempts to justify their false arguments, whilst at the same time ignoring current data. They prefer to talk of conditions that prevailed hundreds of millions of years ago, such as the Carboniferous or Jurassic (while at the same time ignoring the Permian)

    The latest monthly data provides a grim warning:

    Feb. 2024 = 424.55 ppm
    Feb. 2023 = 420.30 ppm

    Up 4.25 ppm rise in one year (versus less that 1 ppm rise when Keeling commenced analysis and documentation in 1958).

    Much is now dependent on the methane clathrates that lie on the sea floor of shallow seas such as those north of Siberia.

    The above image shows monthly Atlantic surface temperatures through February 2024 (background image), highlighting the potential for the slowing down of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) to contribute to more heat accumulating at the surface of the Atlantic and methane to erupt from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean.

    As temperatures rise, feedbacks are kickong in with greater ferocity, resulting in creased ocean stratification, less reflectivity, heavier melting of Greenland’s ice and freshwater runoff from land and rivers, all of which can contribute to slowing down of AMOC. While this is causing less ocean heat to reach the Arctic Ocean at the moment, a huge amount of ocean heat is accumulating in the North Atlantic that threatens to abruptly move into the Arctic Ocean.

    The inset illustrates that, as people’s emissions heat up the air and oceans, strengthening wind, ocean currents, rainfall, etc., the potential increases for a lid to form and spread at the surface of the North Atlantic. As temperatures rise, more evaporation takes place and more rain falls further down the path of the Gulf Stream, i.e. an ocean current that extends into the Arctic Ocean, as part of AMOC. This rain further contributes to the freshwater accumulation at the surface of the North Atlantic.

    This page further discusses formation of a cool freshwater lid at the surface of the North Atlantic and the contribution to this of Jet Stream changes. The image below shows that the Jet Stream reached speeds as high as 455 km/h or 283 mph north of Washington on February 18, 2024 03:00 UTC, with Instantaneous Wind Power Density as high as 387.5 kW/m².

    Interestingly, the sea ice extent is currently lower that the 2012 extent. However, we need to be mindful that sea ice extents can be misleading insofaras fresh water sits on to of salty water and freezes at a higher temperature than salty water. So the presence of [freshwater] sea ice in the Arctic offers no comfort.

    The downward linear trend in Arctic sea ice maximum extent from1979 to 2024 is 39,800 square kilometers (15,400 square miles) per year, or 2.5 percent per decade relative to the 1981 to 2010 average. Based on the linear trend values, the maximum extent has declined 1.79 million square kilometers (691,000 square miles) since 1979. This is equivalent to the size of Alaska or five times the size of Germany.

    This particular aspect is just coming into season, as the Earth’s orbit brings more and more heat to the Artic regions over the coming months.

    We will know in September how bad this year’s meltdown is.

    Around a decade ago Dr Jennifer Francis began to highlight how the reduced thermal gradient associated with warming in the Artic causes the Jet Streams to meander or wobble in ways that did not occur are recently as the 1990s, That meandering brings extreme weather variation of the kind some TAE commenters complain about, i.e. record drought followed by record torrential rain.


    Nima & Larry Johnson

    Larry thinks the Russians will target Ukronazi officials connected to the Crocus attack at their homes.

    Nothing is off the table now.


    Ukronazis at home


    There goes the neighborhood!


    Recognising that all ‘Oceania’ governments (Airstrip 1 = UK, Airstrip 2 = US, Airstrip 3 = Canada, Airstrip 4 = Australia, Airstrip 5 = NZ) are corrupt to the core and that key personnel are simply professional liars, I have no interest in the ‘he said’, ‘she said’, ‘they said’ narratives that seem to interest other people.

    Fractional reserve banking, utilising money created out of thin air is fundamentally fraudulent, as is measurement of economic activity in terms of GDP.

    All the government controlled ‘environmental’ policies are concerned with protecting those who wreck the environment. All ‘biofuels’, electric cars, wind turbine, solar panel etc. narratives are promoted on the basis of fraud or no analysis whatsoever.

    ‘Official’ pronouncements about future population are fake, since they ignore all the factors that will actually determine population, especially Peak Oil and Abrupt Climate Change. No oil = very little food. No water = no plants.

    George Carlin got a lot of it right decades ago. Especially anything to do with government. “It’s all bullshit and it’s bad for you.”

    We cannot escape the meltdown that ‘Oceania’ governments have orchestrated for us. Whether it’s a year or two away or just months away is debatable. The system has an inexplicable capacity to keep functioning on the basis of fraud and deception.

    One thing we can be sure of is that governments make everything that matters worse.

    Pity the children, for they inherit the mess.


    As I passed on wrong news earlier (Synergy doesn’t own the boat (thanks, WBALTV!) , but it does operate it), I wonder if I should post that ZH reports that the captain was Ukranian.
    That’ll probably get retracted.
    We’ll all have to wait and see what the unofficial internet “polls” say to find out what is going to be officially claimed.

    Someone keeps sawing off cogs in the machine.


    For completeness I should point out yet again the adding CO2 to the atmosphere doesn’t just raise the CO2 level and raise the temperature: it also causes greater warming due to water vapour (H2O being a spectrally active substance).

    Water vapour can never be a prime driver of warming but is a major secondary driver of warming (overheating).

    The oceans have never -within the time frame of human existence of 1 million plus years- been warmer that now.

    All that said, we already know that governments will take no action to curb the use of fossil fuels; not even the trivial use of fossil fuels, such as occurs with tourism. “Got to get that carbon out of the ground and into the atmosphere as quickly as possible.”

    The presentation of this Climate Emergency Forum video is rather dreadful but there are some important points made, especially concerning the extremely warm oceans. Whilst many commentators focus on air or land temperatures, it is the temperature of the oceans that matters


    Important point: as the magnitude and frequency of climate related disasters increase, insurance premiums are increased or insurance cover is denied altogether. Governments*, corporations and consumers are pushing down on the ‘pedal’ of planetary meltdown.

    It can be argued that the governments of ‘Oceania’ are corporations.

    Dr. D

    Could care less about the CO2 Levels because I WANT the Dinosaurs to come back, giant, happy animals, with lush 30′ ferns, towering trees and a perfect ecology. THAT’S WHAT HIGH CO2 MEANS — or according to all recorded history, it does. I mean, if you’re a deep environmentalist like I am, why would you attempt to STOP such a wonderland of perfect green?

    Oh and PS, it didn’t lead to a runaway Venus event then either.

    What happens is, the air is filled with lush, green water. Higher temperature cause MORE clouds as they immediately cause more evaporation. That’s just common sense, as seen in the actual tropics. Ah Canada as a rainforest: what could be better except Quebecois women in bikinis on the beaches?

    But if you don’t like that, just concede they’ve said 100 times, THEY CANNOT MODEL WATER. Which is like 90% of the system. That’s like trying to model football without being able to predict any players. So sure SOME guy sticks his neck out and CLAIMS that water does this and that, then the whole scientific community tells him to shut up ’cause he’s wrong.

    It MAY have the effect he said it will, but it will ALSO have 2, 3, 5, 12th level effects like my example above: Temps cause MORE water, not less. That means MORE cloud cover, not less. That means MORE snowfall, not less. …As we see 70 feet in California. And that means MORE glaciation, not less. Right? You think all 70 feet will melt off this year? Eventually the warmer it is, the more of an Ice Age we have, right?

    No, it’s a self-regulating system, as demonstrated by 900 million years, but the better point is, it’s too complicated to predict water models at this time. …And without water models — 90% of the system — you have no working models at all.


    celticbiker “Couldn’t convince my own family either Micheal, now they’re all fucked up. It’s only here I discuss such things. Everywhere I go, people just regurgitate what they saw on talmudvision. Wish I had an answer. It’s an ugly, dangerous situation, about to get much worse.”

    Same here, just cut your emotional losses and move along. I have found a few folks who see things more along these lines. They are a little sheepish to talk about this situation at first but warm up quickly when they feel no confrontation to these observations. The scamdemic has been a good filter in this sense. As more of the non-vax surface I find them much more open to discuss the topics that are spoken about here at TAE. I have a few “friends” that are fully indoctrinated and if it isn’t on the evening news it doesn’t exist.
    Pointing to things like the ’08 NATO summit in Budapest, Maidan coup, Minsk agreement even Merkle’s admission that Minsk was a con all easily brought front and centre thanks to the wayback machine doesn’t move them one bit. All that shit was on MSM so going deeper is a non starter. Micheal you can pic your nose, pick your friends but you can’t pick your family, they are just a unremovable birth mark. They didn’t get to pick you either. I’ve been the black sheep in my family all my life, it’s a good fit for me, embrace it.


    Nature hates the climate morons as 350 million USD of faux green moron panels explode …

    I guess they will have to buy another shit load of panels from China, all made with coal fired electricity with all the profits going to the Chinese. Life’s a bitch. Maybe it was the Chinese who sent the hail?

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