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Musk and Sacks Slam Washington’s ‘Forever War’ Ukraine Plan (RT)
Russia’s Mideast Clout ‘Very Strong,’ US Looks ‘Ridiculous’ – Macgregor (Sp.)
Biden Looks To Prevent Future President From Ending Ukraine War (ZH)
Alvin Bragg and The Art of Not Taking Law Too Seriously (Turley)
The Interlocking of Strategic Paradigms (Alastair Crooke)
Supreme Court Rejects Elon Musk’s “Free Speech” Appeal In SEC Case (ZH)
Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Threaten Fox News (RT)
Tucker Carlson Interviews Conservative Russian Philosopher Aleksandr Dugin (RT)
Pep Talk on a Dark Day (Kunstler)
US Working To Prevent ICC Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu (Antiwar)
The Travesties of the Trump Trials (Victor Davis Hanson)
The Shieldmaiden Takes the Field Against The Destroyers of the West (PCR)

 

 

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“..Sacks described Ukraine’s failed 2023 summer counteroffensive against Russia as “one of the biggest debacles in the history of modern warfare.”

Musk and Sacks Slam Washington’s ‘Forever War’ Ukraine Plan (RT)

Two of America’s most influential tech entrepreneurs, Elon Musk and David Sacks, have expressed concern over a security agreement currently in the works between the US and Ukraine. Former PayPal chief David Sacks took to X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday to warn that the controversial $61 billion in aid to Kiev approved by Washington earlier this month “was just the beginning.” He was commenting on a statement made by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who said that his team and the administration of US President Joe Biden were “working on fixing specific levels of support… for the next ten years, including armed support, financial, political, and joint arms production.” “The next two US presidents won’t be able to switch it off,” Sacks, who’s also the founder of the corporate social network Yammer, wrote on X. In separate posts the entrepreneur went on to mention recent reports that NATO allies were working to “Trump-proof” weapons for Ukraine and claimed that the goal of the current US administration was “to turn Ukraine into a Forever War.”

“This is insane. The forever war,” Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote in response to Sacks’ posts. The US will vote for a new president in November. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has spoken out against “handing out gifts of billions and billions of dollars” in aid to Kiev and said earlier this month that his team was considering “doing it in the form of a loan.” According to Politico, the US and other Western countries have been looking into a range of options that could help maintain the flow of arms to Kiev if Trump becomes president. Last month, Sacks described Ukraine’s failed 2023 summer counteroffensive against Russia as “one of the biggest debacles in the history of modern warfare.” In a post on X, the venture capitalist suggested that the Washington elite should be held accountable for talking up the ill-fated operation.

Musk has also long voiced criticism about Washington’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Last week, he challenged the Biden administration to define what a Ukrainian “victory” would look like after a senior US official claimed that with Washingon’s help Kiev can defeat Russia. US lawmakers approved $61 billion in additional aid for Ukraine earlier this month, after House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) overrode opposition in his own party to pass the bill with unanimous Democrat support. The Biden administration ran out of funding for Ukraine aid earlier this year after using up $113 billion in previously approved assistance packages. Republican lawmakers have argued that Biden is merely prolonging the bloodshed in Ukraine without offering a clear strategy for victory or a peace deal with Russia.

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“The Gaza crisis, pundits noted, threw into focus the erosion of Washington’s power in the region.”

Russia’s Mideast Clout ‘Very Strong,’ US Looks ‘Ridiculous’ – Macgregor (Sp.)

The US has been trying to maintain a facade of diplomacy amid the tectonic geopolitical shifts currently underway, while in fact blatantly continuing to push its own regional interests. This holds true for Washington’s stance with respect to the latest spiral of the Middle East crisis. Russia’s position in the Mideast is “strong,” while the Unites States looks “ridiculous,” is the frank assessment given by retired US Army Col. Douglas Macgregor in a new post on X. Casting a critical eye on the US strategy in the Middle East, the former Pentagon advisor wrote: “Strategically, Putin holds all the cards in the Middle East. He is widely respected in the region and has practiced restraint. If you look at this like a branding exercise, our branding is seriously damaged in the Middle East. We look ridiculous and Russia looks strong.”

The Middle East crisis continues to simmer, with Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip generating a massive humanitarian crisis and Palestinian civilian death toll. However, the Biden administration, which continues to provide Israel with security assistance, has been woefully inept in its crisis management efforts. Suffice it to recall how Joe Biden was snubbed by Middle East allies and the failed shuttle diplomacy of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Since then, Washington has refused to join calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, and directly fueled further violence in the Middle East by launching strikes against the Houthis in Yemen.

Numerous pundits have told Sputnik that there are obvious signs that the US can no longer dictate to Middle Eastern players what to do, and even Israel has been disinclined to follow Team Biden’s orders. Meanwhile, US-led efforts to isolate Russia with respect to the Middle East have failed spectacularly. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s highly successful Mideast tour in December 2023 to meet with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud sent a strong message to the world. The West’s botched bid to smear Russia was underscored by international observers, as they looked upon the pomp and ceremony with which the Russian leader was welcomed in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia – longstanding US allies. The Gaza crisis, pundits noted, threw into focus the erosion of Washington’s power in the region.

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Dangerous.

Biden Looks To Prevent Future President From Ending Ukraine War

Soon on the heels of President Biden last week signing into law a $61 billion aid package for Ukraine’s defense, President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday indicated that he’s working with Washington on a bilateral security agreement which would last ten years. “We are already working on a specific text,” Zelensky said in his nightly video address. “Our goal is to make this agreement the strongest of all.” “We are discussing the specific foundations of our security and cooperation. We are also working on fixing specific levels of support for this year and the next 10 years.” He indicated it will likely include agreements on long-term support centering on military hardware and joint arms production, as well as continuing reconstruction aid. “The agreement should be truly exemplary and reflect the strength of American leadership,” Zelensky added.

But ultimately a key purpose in locking such a long-term deal in would be to keep it immune from potential interference by a future Trump administration. Below is what The Wall Street Journal spelled out last year: “The goal is to make sure Ukraine will be strong enough in the future to deter Russia from attacking it again. More immediately, Ukraine’s Western allies hope to discourage the Kremlin from thinking it can wait out the Biden administration for a potentially more sympathetic successor in the White House. Western officials are looking for ways to lock in pledges of support and limit future governments’ abilities to backtrack, amid fears in European capitals that Donald Trump, if he recaptures the White House, would seek to scale back aid. Trump has a wide lead in early polling in the Republican presidential primary field, but soundly lost the 2020 election to President Biden and has been indicted in four criminal cases in state and federal courts.”

We and others have previously underscored that NATO and G7 countries are desperately trying to “Trump-proof” future aid to Ukraine and the effort to counter Russia. As for its first new weapons package in the wake of the $61 billion being authorized, the Biden administration has announced new arms packages totaling $7 billion. The US has vowed to rush the weapons to Kiev, given that by all indicators its forces are not doing well on the frontlines. “We are still waiting for the supplies promised to Ukraine – we expect exactly the volume and content of supplies that can change the situation on the battlefield in the interests of Ukraine,” Zelensky had said over the weekend. “And it is important that every agreement we have reached is implemented – everything that will yield practical results on the battlefield and boost the morale of everyone on the frontline. In a conversation with Mr. Jeffries, I emphasized the need for Patriot systems, they are needed as soon as possible.”

But all of this means the war will be prolonged, and this puts negotiations much further away on the horizon, despite what are now daily acknowledgements of Ukraine forces being beaten back. Currently the governments of Greece and Spain are being pressured by EU and NATO leadership to hand over what few Patriot systems they possess to Kiev. The rationale is that they don’t need them as urgently as Ukraine does.

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“..This circular reasoning is already incredibly creative, but the actual evidence used to propel this ball through the machine is even wackier..”:”

Alvin Bragg and The Art of Not Taking Law Too Seriously (Turley)

Rube Goldberg, the inventor of bizarre machines that performed simple tasks through dozens of mechanical steps, was once asked about the essence of creating such fantastic, illogical machines. He replied “An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.” After the first week of testimony, the trial of Donald Trump is increasingly looking like a mad prosecution machine by lawyers who don’t take law too seriously. I have long been a critic of the Bragg indictment as legally incomprehensible. However, I must confess that after a week of testimony, some of us have developed a weird fascination with the utter madness of the scene unfolding in Manhattan. It was not until the second week of proceedings that Bragg even revealed part of his theory of criminality. For months, even liberal legal analysts have expressed dismay that Bragg’s indictment had not clearly stated what specific crime that Trump sought to conceal by allegedly misrepresenting payments to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

The premise of the prosecution always had that Rube Goldberg feel. It was so implausible as to be impossible. After all, the base charge is a simple misdemeanor under a New York law against falsifying business records. Trump paid Cohen hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and costs, including $130,000 for a nondisclosure agreement with Daniels. Bragg is vague as to what should have been noted on the ledgers for the payments. It is not even clear if Trump knew of this expense’s designation as a legal cost. However, it really did not matter, because the misdemeanor has been as dead as Dillinger for years. The dead misdemeanor was shocked back into life by claiming that it was committed to conceal another crime. Under New York’s penal law, section 175.10, it can be a felony if the “intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof.”

For months, Bragg has suggested that the “other crime” was the violation of federal election laws, suggesting that the payment was really a campaign contribution Trump made to himself that was not properly recorded. The problem is that the Justice Department investigated that crime already and decided that it was not a viable criminal claim. It did not even seek a civil fine. Bragg’s predecessor and Bragg himself rejected the theory behind this prosecution. But then a pressure campaign led Bragg to green-light a prosecution roughly eight years after the 2016 campaign. In the trial, Bragg added a type of frying pan flip to his Rube Goldberg contraption by arguing that Trump may have been trying to hide his violation of another dead misdemeanor under yet another New York election law prohibiting “conspir[ing] to promote or prevent the election of any person to a public office by unlawful means.”

In other words, Trump was conspiring to try to win his own election. This even though the notations were made after he had won the election, and even though Trump was running for a federal, not a state office. So again, what is the unlawful means? The machine then flips you back to the beginning — seeking “to influence the election.” There are still the federal election violations, but that theory was rejected after an investigation. And if it were a real crime, it would be brought by federal, not state prosecutors. There are also the misdemeanor falsifications of business records under section 175.05. So Bragg would use one dead misdemeanor to trigger a second dead misdemeanor to create a felony on the simple notations used to describe payments for a completely legal nondisclosure agreement.

This circular reasoning is already incredibly creative, but the actual evidence used to propel this ball through the machine is even wackier. Bragg decided to start with a witness to discuss an affair that is not part of the indictment. David Pecker, former publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid, had supposedly been paid to kill a story of a Trump affair with a different woman, Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model. Pecker proceeded to make the prosecution case even more convoluted. On cross examination, Pecker admitted that Trump told him that he knew nothing about any reimbursement to Cohen for any hush money, that he had killed or raised such stories with Trump for decades before he ever announced for president and that he had also killed stories for other celebrities and politicians, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Rahm Emanuel and Mark Wahlberg.

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“..the Middle East paradigm interlinks directly with the Ukraine paradigm..”

The Interlocking of Strategic Paradigms (Alastair Crooke)

Theodore Postol, Professor of Science, Technology and National Security Policy at MIT, has provided a forensic analysis of the videos and evidence emerging from Iran’s 13th April swarm drone and missile ‘demonstation’ attack into Israel: A ‘message’, rather than an ‘assault’. The leading Israeli daily, Yediot Ahoronot, has estimated the cost of attempting to down this Iranian flotilla at between $2-3 billion dollars. The implications of this single number are substantial. Professor Postol writes: “This indicates that the cost of defending against waves of attacks of this type is very likely to be unsustainable against an adequately armed and determined adversary”. “The videos show an extremely important fact: All of the targets, whether drones or not, are shot down by air-to-air missiles”, [fired from mostly U.S. aircraft. Some 154 aircraft reportedly were aloft at the time] likely firing AIM-9x Sidewinder air to air missiles. The cost of a single Sidewinder air-to-air missile is about $500,000”.

Furthermore: “The fact that a very large number of unengaged ballistic missiles could be seen glowing as they reenter the atmosphere to lower altitudes [an indication of hyper-speed], indicates that whatever the effects of [Israel’s] David’s Sling and the Arrow missile defenses, they were not especially effective. Thus, the evidence at this point shows that essentially all or most of the arriving long-range ballistic missiles were not intercepted by any of the Israeli air and missile-defense systems”. Postel adds, “I have analyzed the situation, and have concluded that commercially available optical and computational technology is more than capable of being adapted to a cruise missile guidance system to give it very high precision homing capability … it is my conclusion that the Iranians have already developed precision guided cruise missiles and drones”.

“The implications of this are clear. The cost of shooting down cruise missiles and drones will be very high and might well be unsustainable unless extremely inexpensive and effective anti-air systems can be implemented. At this time, no one has demonstrated a cost-effective defense system that can intercept ballistic missiles with any reliability”. Just to be clear, Postol is saying that neither the U.S. nor Israel has more than a partial defence to a potential attack of this nature – especially as Iran has dispersed and buried its ballistic missile silos across the entire terrain of Iran under the control of autonomous units which are capable of continuing a war, even were central command and communications to be completely lost.

This amounts to paradigm change – clearly for Israel, for one. The huge physical expenditure on air defence ordinance – 2-3 billion dollars worth – will not be repeated willy-nilly by the U.S. Netanyahu will not easily persuade the U.S. to engage with Israel in any joint venture against Iran, given these unsustainable air-defence costs. But also, as a second important implication, these Air Defence assets are not just expensive in dollar terms, they simply are not there: i.e. the store cupboard is near empty! And the U.S. lacks the manufacturing capacity to replace these not particularly effective, high cost platforms speedily. ‘Yes, Ukraine’ … the Middle East paradigm interlinks directly with the Ukraine paradigm where Russia has succeeded in destroying so much of the western supplied, air-defence capabilities in Ukraine, giving Russia near complete air dominance over the skies.

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“..to have a company lawyer approve his social media posts..”

Supreme Court Rejects Elon Musk’s “Free Speech” Appeal In SEC Case (ZH)

Another day, another chapter in the Elon Musk vs. SEC saga. The US Supreme Court declined to hear Elon Musk’s appeal regarding his ongoing “Twitter sitter” case, Bloomberg reported on Monday, keeping Musk’s agreement with the SEC to have a company lawyer approve his social media posts in place. Musk, without success, had argued that the 2018 agreement infringed upon his constitutional right to free speech. The decision marks the latest development in Musk’s lengthy, ongoing dispute with the SEC, which started after he tweeted in August 2018 that he had “funding secured” for a potential $80 billion take-private deal for Tesla. As a result, Tesla stock rocketed higher the day of. Following Musk’s tweet, the SEC filed a lawsuit alleging shareholder deception and, shortly after, Musk settled with the SEC, agreeing to step down as Tesla chairman and pay a $20 million fine.

In 2021, Musk reopened the dispute by conducting a Twitter poll regarding selling 10% of his stock. This prompted the SEC to issue subpoenas to Musk and Tesla. Musk then sought to annul his pre-screening agreement, but his arguments were dismissed by a federal appeals court last year. Musk’s lawyers had argued to the Supreme Court that the agreement was a “quintessential prior restraint that the law forbids.” They said in their appeal: “The pre-approval provision at issue continues to cast an unconstitutional chill over Mr. Musk’s speech whenever he considers making public communications.” In its brief, the SEC responded: “This court has consistently held that, in resolving litigation, parties may choose to waive even fundamental constitutional rights.”

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Time warp: “..the story appeared to be “Russian disinformation.”

Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Threaten Fox News (RT)

Lawyers representing Hunter Biden have accused Fox News of a “conspiracy to defame” the US president’s son, demanding that the media outlet take down nude images of their client and retract reports suggesting that the Biden family engaged in an overseas bribery operation. Attorneys claimed that Fox had unlawfully published “hacked” photos of Biden and knowingly reported “debunked” bribery allegations. “Fox knows that these private and confidential images were hacked, stolen, and/or manipulated digital materials,” the lawyers said in a letter to the cable news network. CNN obtained a copy of the letter, which indicated that President Joe Biden’s son “anticipates” suing Fox. The lawyers insisted that Fox issue corrections and on-air retractions, including statements by its top hosts admitting that “they have been sharing a debunked allegation from a source who has been federally indicted.”

Media reports about the Biden family’s alleged influence-peddling scheme stemmed from files on a laptop computer that Hunter Biden left behind at a Delaware computer repair shop. He forfeited ownership of the computer and its contents when he failed to pay his bill and pick up his laptop. When the New York Post reported on the alleged Biden family scandal in October 2020, just weeks before the presidential election, former US intelligence officials falsely claimed that the story appeared to be “Russian disinformation.” Social media outlets censored the bombshell laptop report. Several of the same major media outlets that dismissed the story as disinformation later verified key documents on the laptop – long after Joe Biden had been elected. Fox aired a six-part mock trial of Hunter Biden on its Fox Nation streaming platform in October 2022. The report included the bribery allegations, as well as photos showing the president’s son in the nude or engaged in sexual acts.

Hunter Biden’s lawyers demanded that the mock trial be removed from all streaming services. They argued that Fox also published articles based on statements from FBI informant Alexander Smirnov, who was indicted earlier this year for allegedly making false claims that the owner of Ukrainian energy company Burisma paid bribes to the Bidens. “Then, in a brazen show of no remorse, rather than walk back the story and correct the record, Fox double-downed on the debunked bribery allegation and used Smirnov’s indictment to claim this is an intimidation tactic aimed at silencing whistleblowers, to blame the FBI for its credulity, and to suggest an even deeper conspiracy,” Hunter Biden’s lawyers said in the letter. However, US House lawmakers continue to investigate alleged Biden family corruption, citing bank records and other evidence.

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“..a writer who writes about big ideas,” claiming that his books have been “banned by the Biden administration” in the US. “You cannot buy them on Amazon..”

Tucker Carlson Interviews Conservative Russian Philosopher Aleksandr Dugin (RT)

American journalist Tucker Carlson has released a 20-minute interview with high-profile Russian philosopher and political commentator Aleksandr Dugin. The conversation was published on Carlson’s YouTube channel on Monday. Western media have described Dugin as “Putin’s brain” due to his supposed influence on President Vladimir Putin and the Russian elite. A fervent critic of the West and a foreign policy hawk, Dugin passionately supports Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and has stated that an independent Ukrainian state “should not exist.” In 2022, his daughter Darya was killed in a car bombing, which the Russian authorities said had been orchestrated by Ukrainian agents. Several US media outlets subsequently cited unnamed US intelligence officials as saying that Washington believes that the Ukrainian authorities were indeed involved in the assassination.

Carlson introduced Dugin as “a writer who writes about big ideas,” claiming that his books have been “banned by the Biden administration” in the US. “You cannot buy them on Amazon,” he said. During the conversation with Carlson, Dugin argued that liberal ideology, which became de facto uncontested in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union, is leading to the demise of the concept of families. “Family is [being] destroyed in favor of this individualism,” he said, adding that the natural progression of liberalism will lead to “abandoned human identity.” “Next phase: new liberalism. Now it is not about the rule of a majority, but it is about the rule of minorities. It is not about individual freedom, but it is about woke-ism,” Dugin said. “It is not democracy. It is totalitarianism.”

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“When Barack Obama warned America to not underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to fuck things up, was that some kind of joke?”

Pep Talk on a Dark Day (Kunstler)

You realize, don’t you, that what’s going on in our country is the collapse not just of an empire, or an economy, but a comprehensive paradigm of human progress. The hallmark of post-war life in Western Civ was supposed to be a return to sanity after the mid-twentieth century fugue of mass psychotic violence. The wish for just and rational order was not entirely pretense. But that was then. Now that we are going medieval on ourselves, the not-so-ironic result will be our literally going medieval, sinking back into a pre-modern existence of darkness, superstition, and penury, grubbing for a mere subsistence in the shadow of scuffling hobgoblins, our achievements lost and forgotten.

What’s most appalling is that our governing apparatus is visibly willing that to happen. When Barack Obama warned America to not underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to fuck things up, was that some kind of joke? After all, it was Mr. Obama and his fellow blobsters — the cabal of Intel spooks, covert Marxist bureaucrats, lawfare ninjas, globalist megalomaniacs, post-liberal think tankers, weapons grifters, degenerate billionaires, and assorted mentally-ill camp followers — who inflicted Joe Biden on the body politic. And then ran him on the country like some demon algorithm designed to wreck the USA as fast as possible.

The source of anguish in all that is the struggle to understand why they would want that to happen. What debauched sense of history would drive anyone to such lunatic desperation? It’s a cliché now to say that the Democratic Party has turned its traditional moral scaffold upside down and inside out. It acts against the kitchen table interests of the working and middle classes. It’s against civil liberties. It demands mental obedience to patently insane policy. It’s avid for war, no matter how cruelly pointless. It’s deliberately stirring up racial hatred. It despises personal privacy. It feeds a rogue bureaucracy that has become a veritable Moloch, an all-devouring malevolent deity. And now, rather suddenly, it aligns itself with a faction that seeks to exterminate the Jews.

And how did the opposition to that epic divergence into bad faith turn so flabby? How did the Republican Party roll over and wheeze so feebly while the FBI ran amok swatting grandmothers in dawn raids, and the US attorney general made justice a whore, and a Republican Congress allowed the Frankenstein agency of Homeland Security to flood the country with its enemies and give them gobs of operational cash? If Mr. Trump was unappetizing to them as a leader, why were they unable to produce an alternative figure of standing and stature at least equally resolute? They look like traitors and cowards.

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“..Any criminal investigation against Netanyahu also implicates President Biden..”

US Working To Prevent ICC Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu (Antiwar)

The US and Israel are working together to prevent the International Criminal Court from issuing an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other high-level Israeli officials, Israeli media has reported. Haaretz reported that the Israeli government is working under the assumption that arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and IDF Chief-of-Staff Herzi Halevi could be issued as soon as this week. The report said that the US is already engaged in an effort to block the warrants. Walla reported that Netanyahu is “under unusual stress” over the potential warrants and is leading a “nonstop push over the telephone” to prevent them with a focus on contact with the Biden administration.

In a statement on Friday, Netanyahu said an arrest warrant wouldn’t stop Israel’s mass slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. “Under my leadership, Israel will never accept any attempt by the International Criminal Court in the Hague to undermine its basic right to defend itself,” he said. “While decisions made by the court in the Hague will not affect Israel’s actions, they will set a dangerous precedent that threatens soldiers and public figures.” Neither the US nor Israel are parties to the ICC, and the US has a contentious history with the court. In 2002, then-President George W. Bush signed a bill into law that would authorize the use of force to free any US service members or government officials brought to the ICC, which is based in the Hauge.

The controversial law, known as the American Service-Members’ Protection Act, authorizes the US to use “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the” ICC, and is nicknamed the Hague Invasion Act. The Trump administration sanctioned ICC officials for their investigation into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan. The Biden administration reversed the sanctions but continued to put pressure on the court, which worked since the ICC announced it would “deprioritize” its investigation of US forces in Afghanistan.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, the Biden administration changed its attitude toward the court and backed its arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was issued in 2023. But now that Israel is being targeted, the US will likely resort back to its pressure tactics. Any criminal investigation against Netanyahu also implicates President Biden since he has provided so much support for the Israeli campaign in Gaza. Israel is also facing pressure from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), another Hague-based court that rules it’s “plausible” Israel is carrying out genocide in Gaza, a ruling the US has rejected. The main difference between the two courts is that the ICC prosecutes individuals while the ICJ deals with disputes between countries.

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“..most of the indictments either had no prior precedent in criminal law or will likely never be used again, at least against anyone left-wing..”

The Travesties of the Trump Trials (Victor Davis Hanson)

Do not believe the White House/mainstream media-concocted narrative that the four criminal court cases—prosecuted by Alvin Bragg, Letitia James, Jack Smith, and Fani Willis—were not in part coordinated, synchronized, and timed to reach their courtroom psychodramatic finales right during the 2024 campaign season. These local, state, and federal Lilliputian agendas were designed to tie down, gag, confine, bankrupt, and destroy Trump psychologically and physically. They are the final lawfare denouement to years of extra-legal efforts to emasculate him. Indeed, the nation is by now worn out by these serial assaults on constitutional norms: the Hillary-funded Steele dossier subterfuge; the pre-election Russian laptop disinformation campaign; the two impeachments without special counsel reports; the impeachment Senate trial of a private citizen; the effort to remove Trump’s name from state ballots; the ongoing attempt to emasculate the Electoral College; or the radical opportune changes in state election laws to ensure massive mail-in balloting.

Recently, Andrew McCarthy has reviewed in depth this coordination between White House personnel and prosecutors, long known and long denied by the left. Biden, for example, had complained to aides about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s tardiness in getting special federal prosecutor Smith appointed—and thus apparently ensuring Trump was convicted before the election. Nathan Wade, Fani Willis’s now-fired paramour prosecutor, visited and consulted with the White House counsel’s office when he was acting supposedly as a purely local county prosecutor. The January 6th left-wing-dominated congressional committee consulted with the Biden administration in sending forth its criminal referrals about Trump’s purported role in the protests. And to handle his pseudo-indictment against Trump, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg hired Biden Justice Department official Vincent Colangeio.

Two, the prosecutors’ delayed criminal indictments and E. Jean Carroll’s civil suit were predicated only on Donald Trump running for reelection. After his 2020 defeat, the loss of the two Republican senate seats in Georgia, and the January 6 demonstrations/riot, Trump was written off by pundits as politically toxic. Then his historic comeback in the subsequent year terrified the left. The reboot prompted the subsequent indictments and suits years after the purported crimes. It was left unsaid that had Trump not been a conservative Republican and leading presidential candidate, he would have never been indicted. Three, most of the indictments either had no prior precedent in criminal law or will likely never be used again, at least against anyone left-wing. Moreover, many of the writs relied on manipulation of statutes of limitations.

Neither Bragg nor any other local prosecutor had previously transformed a supposedly local affidavit misdemeanor into a supposed federal campaign finance violation, a gambit so preposterous that it had been passed on by federal attorneys. Letitia James was the first New York Attorney General to indict a state resident for the supposed crime of overvaluing real estate to obtain a loan, which was paid back timely and in full, to the profit of lending institutions. No bank, after auditing Trump’s assets and viability to pay back loans, was unhappy to loan to him. But all were quite happy to profit from the hefty interest—and would likely be happy to loan to him again. James sought to make Trump a criminal without ever finding a crime, much less a victim. Nor, until the checkered and unethical career of Fani Willis, had any local prosecutor ever indicted an ex-president for a supposedly improper phone call questioning whether all the state’s votes had been fully counted.

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Paul Craig Roberts likes Eva’s long blond hair.

The Shieldmaiden Takes the Field Against The Destroyers of the West (PCR)

A young Dutch female lawyer has undertaken the task of encouraging white Europeans to take a stand against the replacement of countries consisting of ethnic nationalities, such as Germans, English, French, Italians, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarians, with towers of babel. In our world today, as in George Orwell’s novel 1984, words are turned upside down and have the opposite of their meaning. Diversity now means “sameness” with no country’s population corresponding to the ethnicity of its name. Destroying the diversity afforded by white ethnic nations is the goal of the EU tyrants and “President” Biden who recently stated, as Tucker Carlson reported, that getting rid of white America was a good thing.

The young woman taking on the Shieldmaiden’s role is Eva Vlaardingerbroek. She states the obvious fact that Europeans must take a stand against the huge demographic shift brought by mass migration orchestrated by their leaders or risk becoming a minority in their home countries. This is a fact, but the traitors orchestrating our erasure have made it racist to say so. The question before us is whether she will be prosecuted for a hate crime. Throughout the Western world it has become dicey for a white person to defend white people, white history, and white accomplishments. As law is already being used against people and organizations who are white, such as President Trump and VDare in New York and President Trump in Fulton County, Georgia, once whites are a minority, the hatred and demonization that has been created of whites will be used to obliterate them. In The Camp of the Saints the first law passed by the new regime prohibits marriage between white people. White skin is bred out of existence. Perhaps a few will be kept in cages in zoos as an example of white evil.

When asked by Remix News at CPAC Hungary 2024 how European ethnicities should deal with accusations of racism for resisting demographic replacement in their home countries, Eva Vlaardingerbroek answered that response is impossible because our enemies have defined defense of Western civilization as racism. “So you have to pick a side. Of course, you’re going to be attacked if you say, ‘Hey, this continent, Europe, has been predominantly White for the entirety of its history, and now suddenly within one generation, a few bureaucrats have decided against the will of the people that we should suddenly be a minority,’” she said. Actually, European whites are already a minority in their own countries–and not only in their main cities–because half of them are indoctrinated against themselves and are aligned with the immigrant-invaders against their own kind. This 12 minute speech by a clear-thinking young Dutch woman says it all:

The question before us is why did leaders of the Western nations decide to destroy ethnic diverse nationality in Europe and the West by turning all Western countries into towers of babel? This was the question raised by the last Briton, Enoch Powell, in 1968. In his speech he warned that the British nation was being replaced and said that the clash of hostile cultures within a country would result in rivers of blood. Of course, Powell had to be put down, and he was. But he has proven to be right. The rivers of blood are not the result of armed conflict between race-based armies. Rivers of blood are forming from small streams from the racial murder of white people, from gang rapes of white women, and the sharp rise in crime that is dissolving British society. The war against white people is being fought by legal means. The immigrant-invaders are obtaining legal power over the white ethnic citizens.

In California the Democrats are content with illegal immigrants being police officers. A bill has been introduced in Congress to fill our military ranks with them. Immigrant-invaders have many allies in the universities, school systems, lawyers, police, and legislators. Whites, not immigrant-invaders, have limits put on their speech and protest rights. Immigrant-invaders have achieved the protection that Jews have against “hate speech,” “hate thoughts,” “hate crimes.” But white gentiles have no such protections. Police everywhere delight in the expansion of their reach as it elevates their power. In the UK white police are quick to grab a fellow white and charge him with a “hate crime” against an immigrant-invader. In years past I reported from the Swedish media that Swedish women raped by immigrant-invaders fear to report the rape as they could be charged with racism. Swedish men fear to stop a rape as Swedish authorities might designate the rescue of the Swedish woman as a hate crime. These are worst than Powell’s rivers of blood, because the white population cannot fight back.

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    Paul Gauguin Road in Tahiti 1891   • Musk and Sacks Slam Washington’s ‘Forever War’ Ukraine Plan (RT) • Russia’s Mideast Clout ‘Very Strong,’ US
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle April 30 2024]

    #158088
    Red
    Participant

    @aspnaz
    “America cannot stop themselves supporting death, destruction and now genocide. It is not just the leaders, the people are that way inclined as well, they would rather support the murder of women and children”

    Think Hiroshima, Nagasaki napalming entire villages in Cambodia, Vietnam etc. etc. From this you expect what exactly?

    Meanwhile here in Canuckistan:

    As Tamara Ugolini explains, soldiers will be door-knocking in the small town of Goderich this coming weekend to simulate ‘wellness checks’ on the residents.

    The Bolsheviks are coming! The Bolsheviks are coming!
    You should practice fasting so as to be ready for the coming hunger. It’s like hitting your thumb with a hammer, you never get use to it but you at least get familiar with the level of pain.

    #158089
    tboc
    Participant

    from the history i have read no one outside of Europe really objected to white europeans marching around Europe for centuries murdering and plundering other white europeans.

    i have never read that anyone south of Texas was asked to affirm the principles of the Monroe Doctrine.

    the Zulu certainly were not asked if they wished to be subjugated but were cetainly punished for saying NO.

    A white european bemoaning invasion and being seconded by a white US citizen. The most bitter part of this pill to swallow? By this afternoon there will be a mulititude of “Likes” posted around the internet. There is a reason white people can’t sing or dance.

    White people for the most part are tone deaf.

    and my new years resolution has been broken again, the above is as nice as i can be

    #158090
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Wow, that must be an old Jerry Seinfeld recording, otherwise I would have to assume that he is finally comes to the same conclusion that all non-progressives came to more than 20 years ago; so being a progressive must mean thinking real slow and not realising that you are so far behind the times that people have actually forgotten what you are talking about because it is so far back in history. Progressive is the “compliment” dished out to retarded westerners.

    #158091
    oxymoron
    Participant

    this is a few weeks old but Fabio is such a great big picture analyst I thought I would post if it hasn’t already been put here. Probably F.S. has done it…

    Trust in Institutions and the War Dividend

    #158092
    those darned kids
    Participant

    “There is a reason white people can’t sing or dance. “

    maybe not, but they can jump:

    #158093
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Russia’s Mideast Clout ‘Very Strong,’ US Looks ‘Ridiculous’ – Macgregor

    There are two main factions in the Empire of Lies

    A global faction that literally wants to simply destroy Duh’merica economically, militarily, culturally

    And then a faction that wants Duh’merica to dominate globally while morphing into a feudal society.

    That’s it, just two main choices.

    The global domination – feudal society faction is losing

    The ‘burn the place to the ground’ faction is winning.

    The Empire of Lies is like the Originally conceived Burning Man at this point

    A pagan ritual in the desert.

    Burn the Place to the Ground

    Dig it

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    #158094
    Dr. D
    Participant

    $3.5 Billion Slipped Into Ukraine-Israel Aid Bill To ‘Supercharge Mass Migration From The Middle East’

    Oh wait let me edit that for clarity: “$3.5 Billion Slipped In” Really? Really people? Whoops! I slipped! Enough to pay off 30,000 low-income mortgages.

    “’Chestfeeding’ And Other Transgender Terms Banned In NHS By UK Government

    We ban what we enforced. All things are either compulsory or illegal. It’s not a joke. …Not to Cluster B’s.

    “”Putin’s trophies” to include destroyed US M1 Abrams tanks…

    What’s up with this? It’s a tank, therefore it blew up. The article meta-meta depends on some irrational base assumption that Abrams tanks DON’T blow up. That they are in any way special. The f’ing YEMENIS blew them up by the dozens with no effort, like 10 years ago. Unless it’s an even-numbered day so that-happened-but-didn’t-happen because it happened. And we’ve done? That’s right: exactly NOTHING about it. And we have no ships.

    Germany plants a known spy among the AfD, doesn’t tell them anything, then arrests him to tar the AfD. Um. That word may not mean what you think it mean. So…your German FBI…you regularly allow spies deep into the offices of German Parties? And for how long have you been doing this?

    Carville, over 80, is berating young people with non-stop pronanities for caring about their issues and not HIS issues:

    “You little f**king 26-year-old, you don’t feel like ‘the election’s important to me. They’re not addressing the issues that I care about.’” https://twitter.com/CollinRugg/status/1784951750262395237?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1784951750262395237%7Ctwgr%5Ed56603269ebfdb09e76b1d5c35ca8f6be1660afe%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fpolitical%2Fjames-carville-has-meltdown-over-young-voters-sitting-out-election

    Now DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD!!!

    Yeah, here’s the problem from yesterday: That only works on Millennials, and only for a while. It does not work on Zoomers, who are your new voters now. They think you suck. As well they should, Carville’s premise here is Government should NOT do what the people want. That would be “Populism” and “Democracy” Then Hitler wins, Time Magazine says.

    And his other rants are 20-40 years off base. Trump is going to set up a Theocracy? Trump??????? Because…Trump is…so well known to be religious? Goes on about the Cross all the time? Okay WHICH religion? His family is Jewish. A lukewarm Liberal Atheist (as far as anyone can tell) is going to establish a theocracy of…lukewarm Methodists, who will enforce you have a potluck in the basement once a week, but never mention the sacraments? Think that Yoda is a religious figure the way Unitarians do?

    Okay, the GOVERNMENT decides this Theocracy. …And then the people, what? There are no religious people IN America. Maybe the immigrated Muslims and the Amish? WHO is going to enforce this? And how? …As a Minion, Carville believes if someone – anyone – merely SAYS to do it…everyone will just automatically fall in line and do it.

    …How’s that working out for you? As if you didn’t notice. With Protests, and with voting. And with voting the wrong party? You might notice that everyone is not going to DO WHAT THEY’RE TOLD, INSIDE a rant about how nobody’s Doing What They’re Told. Eh?

    Free Speech. Never stop speaking, Jim. I’d spread this interview widely and help you out.

    “’Crying Out For Justice’: Female Athletes Sue NCAA Over “Dangerous” Transgender Policies
    “They’re crying out for justice and the NCAA won’t even talk to them …It isn’t even willing to respect their concerns enough to give them an audience…”

    If it puts women in a coma on the pitch, we do it. If their bones are broken, we approve. But it’s not a theocracy or nothin’. Not when you push your beliefs to the point that everyone gets harmed. In 20 different ways, scholarships being just one of them.

    “’Anti-White’ Scottish First Minister Quits After Disastrous ‘Hate Crime Law’

    When is he arrested and quartered at Edinburgh Castle? No really: they are narcissists so they require co-dependents. Don’t be their co-dependent, don’t pull them back from the edge. Push them. Encourage them. Let them learn what they should have learned at the age of 5. Them and all the rest of us too, apparently.

    “Jerry Seinfeld: PC culture and fear of offending people is killing funny shows.”

    Why am I reading this? This is the most common fact of the last 20 years and the LEFT says they’re doing it. “Are you doing what you say you’re doing?”
    “Whaaaaaaahhh! WHY would you ever think we are doing what we say we’re doing, you bigot!”

    The Crazy. Make it stop.

    Trump: Is a Mascot. WE are the Army, or there is no Army at all. If he falls, we shrug and don’t notice, carry on. Right? So? Who cares? He ain’t helping me, boosting me, but I gotta boost him?

    “MOST if not ALL of Trump’s legal team is Jewish???”

    Don’t care but repeat: Orange Hitler is Jewish? With a Jewish team and a Jewish family, Jewish donors and business partners? But he’s going to round them up on trains… If only he had become President so we could test this theory: and the gays, and Blacks, and the Democrats, and Hillary, and…

    He’s going to set up a Theocracy! Honest! When has the Democratic Party ever lied to you?

    “..Sacks described Ukraine’s failed 2023 summer counteroffensive against Russia as “one of the biggest debacles in the history of modern warfare.”

    It’s hard to say because it was SO bad, it was like Ukraine didn’t even try. Like the PeeWee football league of 5-year-old with the NFL. But “put me in coach! I can take ‘im!” Taking 100,000 men and running them into 10km of minefields is not a “Strategy”.

    “Biden is merely prolonging the bloodshed in Ukraine without offering a clear strategy for victory or a peace deal with Russia.”

    The peace deal is: Russia wanted all Ukraine back. So we gave it. Because we’re allies against a common enemy and we owe them for what we’ve done. We then attacked and the Pentagon pulled out with no NATO weapons or air support. Even now. They got two anti-aircraft batteries. When Russia thought cluster bombs might be useful, Biden provided them, so “both sides” would get them. When they are now completed the Donbas this week, Biden sends ATACMS 300km so that they must complete taking the whole nation to Poland. Don’t you know everything is America’s fault? That’s our sole purpose in life? So? Two can play at that game: Ukraine is lost and it’s America’s fault. We stopped after the first week, with a hypersonic on Lviv, as Lira said. We haven’t started again anywhere, only putting up a bare illusion of caring.

    The peace is: Russia owns all Ukraine, and we gave it to them. The key was, they need to “Denazify” it from 300 years of Derp State psy-ops and manipulation, starting with the Pope. That means what? We treaty it to them, then Russia goes and kills 5 million innocent Ukrainians in the streets again to end this thing? The world would never allow it, which means Russia can never have it. But IF every Nazi was shot, AND the Ukrainian PEOPLE threw off the fever, THEN it will finally be safe again.

    …And no doubt everyone expected the People would rise up and throw off these mass-murderers far sooner. Russia didn’t: They have a dim, depressing view in general and they apparently were right. Even now Ukraine is NOT throwing off “The Butcher”, “General 404” (I forget what the name was), they are indeed waiting for the last Ukrainian. Oh well, can’t be helped. Ukraine must be de-Nazified, and the CIA did their job well. Blow, Blow away.

    Again: Ukraine is apparently the Derp State Factory floor. They have been run out of everywhere, methodically, no F-Stan, no Turkey, no Iraq, and set up shop there. Great! Now we can blow them and everything they do to kingdom come in one move: their last fortress. Okay, suppose CIA/MI6 still exist in Langley and Porton Downs after: and do what? The CIA exists because they can extra-judicially have a H. Bush army, funding, jets, and drugs. If they are not a self-funding mafia, they are cut down to a size that Congress can re-control. So: here we are, one thing at a time. Who is Dr. No when he loses his island and is just another rich guy in the Upper East, with banking through NY Mellon? Arrest him, there’s nowhere to hide.

    Every day they get smaller. Soon they will cease to exist. While We the People get activated and become the Army that’s hunting them. Like Canada, let’s say. After a lifetime of complacency, they’re finally pissed and want it back, and Moosilini out.

    “• Russia’s Mideast Clout ‘Very Strong,’ US Looks ‘Ridiculous’ – Macgregor (Sp.)

    Yes, among the checklist of things that need to be done, there needs to be an EVENT where the U.S. becomes just another nation. Like Russia, perhaps, or Brazil. We become NORMAL. Now we’re already far weaker than Brazil but no one noticed, we need them to start THINKING of us that way. You know: the way we actually are, aside from lies. And obviously all human will DIE rather than adjust their antenna, so this is a Herculean task. This sort of thing sets the stage for that EVENT which must happen, so people can point to it. It’s hard without staging the sinking of an actual Carrier. Which are nuclear.

    “• Biden Looks To Prevent Future President From Ending Ukraine War

    You all are kidding right? “Ukraine will be strong enough in the future to deter Russia from attacking it again” Russia isn’t done attacking Ukraine THE FIRST TIME. There will BE no Ukraine. Nor, will there be any agreement when Europe’s collateral collapses, and the EU banking sinks the entire U.S. system, with budget and finance thereafter. We can’t send what we don’t have, and we’ll UN-do that agreement right quick or the people will burn Washington down. They’re already in the mood and the Depression hasn’t happened yet. Wall St came out this week predicting a 50% drop in the Market.

    Lastly: none of this is legally real without a Senate treaty. You can SAY anything you want, and in effect, the President would have a hard time reversing it politically. But if The People already don’t want it, and THEY put in a Congress, then…pound sand. This means nothing. Except that reporters think you should DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD, and that anyone follows the Law. When it’s MY law, but we DON’T follow the Law when it’s YOUR Law. STFU. No one follows the Law but they’re going to follow this one? What are you? Stupid?

    IF we swapped all Congress for an honest one that follows law, they would un-pass it. If they DON’T change Congress to honest men, There Is No Law and he can just defy it. Those are your choices. That’s what happens when you have 0% will of the People. Actually 180° #Opposite to every will of The People, and we hope you all die and we are just a minute short of lighting you on fire ourselves.

    YOU all, are Minions. You’ve got to get out of that mindset before your write articles. (You are a minion, as your daddy was a minion before you. Yale, Skull-and-Bones, Eton, and the Old School Tie. You come from an endless line of Minions, NitWits from before The Battle of Hastings, and will proudly die a nitwit Minion, the same. This is why they hate Billy-Bob, a non-minion, so, so much.)

    “Bragg’s indictment had not clearly stated what specific crime that Trump [broke]”

    Prosecution without a crime. The LEAST weird thing in this trial, or this decade.

    “Trump was conspiring to try to win his own election.”

    Aha! I rest my case, your Honor.

    “The cost of shooting down cruise missiles and drones will be very high and might well be unsustainable unless extremely inexpensive and effective anti-air systems can be implemented.”

    One of the keys here is that Offense is preeminent. There is no effective defense to anything. That’s like reinventing the Colt Revolver, the Equalizer. Any country of goatherders, like Yemen, can bring the U.S. to heel in seconds. Sad part is, they already were before any of this was invented. Just nobody noticed. Any nation that can buy black pajamas can whip us. Since 1975. It’s all Bulls—t, PR, Lies. But stupidity is infinity, larger than the Universe.

    “• Supreme Court Rejects Elon Musk’s “Free Speech” Appeal In SEC Case (ZH)

    He should have asked why the SEC exists since they don’t protect anyone, enforce fraud, and violate the Constitution. CoughMadoffCoughMFGlobalCough.

    “• Hunter Biden’s Lawyers Threaten Fox News (RT)

    Keeping it in the news. Good job, Brownie. Never stop.

    “Western media have described Dugin as “Putin’s brain” due to his supposed influence on President Vladimir Putin”

    Because the Western Media are glue-sniffing morons. Dugin has never met Putin, and it’s debatable if he has any influence at all. That’s like saying Tucker or Jeff Sachs is “Biden’s Brain.” Is he? Wouldn’t you say something like Haig or Schulz is Reagan’s Brain? That would make sense. Not like Don Lemon. Not Ron Chernow.

    Dumb people say dumb things all the time; doesn’t mean we should believe them. This was said by a “reporter” so it’s self-evident it must be wrong.

    Looking that up I found this: “When the first Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, took office in 1790, his entire staff consisted of just six people, including himself and a part-time translator. The current Secretary presides over almost fifteen thousand employees scattered around the globe.” Uh-huh. But he knows what each one does and they never defy his commands.

    Oh, by the way, where’s the Left on this book being banned in Florida? Okay, as they said, can you buy those gay books in Florida, on Amazon, for your kids? Yes you can. That is to say IT’S NOT BANNED. Nothing is banned. At all. That’s a lie. It just means it’s not COMPULSORY where I’m paying for it. And this book? Is banned? Wait: you LIKE banned books now?

    So, are you for or against protests at Colleges? Both. Neither. Ai. I mean, the cutting line there is 1) Does it kill kids? 2) Are the kids Brown, like inner-city Planned Parenthood? If so then protests are banned. If it STOPS murder, then it IS banned. Simple. Prove me wrong.

    ““..Any criminal investigation against Netanyahu also implicates President Biden..”

    That’s ridiculous, Biden has immunity…so long as he’s killing people. If he were STOPPING wars, he would NOT have immunity. He would be Hitler.

    “Indeed, the nation is by now worn out by these serial assaults on constitutional norms:”

    That nation is, but Trump isn’t. He just goes and plays golf, eats a 5-star meal, presides over all U.S. politics as people come to genuflect to him, then roll around in his money or something, I don’t follow his sex life. He’s having a great time. He’s like 75: don’t’ you think he wants to go out with a bang and not in a nursing home?

    “The immigrant-invaders are obtaining legal power over the white ethnic citizens.”

    Not exactly. A very small number of White Oligarchs got it, claimed it, and handed it to the immigrants, to be snatched back at their leisure. So the Immigrants are immaterial: WHITE oligarchs are genociding WHITE populations. What racism? That looks like a land grab to me. “You’ll own nothing….”

    …But we’ll own everything…

    #158095
    Oroboros
    Participant

    Biden Looks To Prevent Future President From Ending Ukraine War

    The actions of one president forever over ride the decisions of all future presidents.

    Hmm, sounds like don’t need any ‘input’ from future presidents.

    Smooth

    The Burn It to the Ground (BIG) faction scores another point!

    Go Team!

    I smell Victory!

    .

    #158096
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Yeah, I know it’s the Guardian, so a deep state orifice, and I know this is an old story, but it keeps popping into my head everytime I see government handing out money, be it for wars, for immigrants, for climate change, for whatever. You have to wonder where their (not yours, their) tax money goes when you discover this ….

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/05/how-excel-may-have-caused-loss-of-16000-covid-tests-in-england

    So testing was being stored in a spreadsheet, there was nobody in the UK who could have put together a database table within half a day instead. Well, we know there are plenty of people who could have done the job properly, so which company owner got given this task and where did the money go? In the UK it will be some member of the house of lords who has a company that does blah bah blah and so he got the contract and ooops, his company did nothing, so he kept the money.

    If Americans were normal people they would be asking the same of their government, now that we see their “Top Gun” weapons that saved the good guys in Hollyweird are now shown to be inadequate pretend weapons that fail in real combat, closer to hoaxes. Also shows how long it has been since the USA was in a real combat situation.

    #158097
    Ian Graham
    Participant

    “Unwise to neglect Himalayan crisis…

    “The depletion of glaciers would lead to a sharp reduction in freshwater supply. All the major rivers in north India, Pakistan and China are fed by the Himalayan glaciers. The depletion of glaciers will result not only in a water crisis but also in serious economic and social problems.”

    https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/editorial/unwise-to-neglect-himalayan-crisis-2998773

    #158098
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Seems like a sad and empty day with no excuse to post pictures this morning.

    Oh well, who needs an excuse?
    Pic

    And showing true class, this, with the building:
    HallofJustice
    Okay, I’m done now. I’ll go back to posting South Park instead.

    #158099
    John Day
    Participant

    Alleged Chinese Spy Working For AfD MP Was Informant For German Intelligence For Years
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/remarkable-turn-events-alleged-chinese-spy-working-afd-mp-was-informant-german

    #158100
    Oroboros
    Participant

    The Big Plot to destroy the civilian target of the Crimean Bridge by Ukronaziland and the Empire of Lies

    Well The Putin’s bridge is still standing and the only way now to “win the war” is to destroy it on the coming Orthodox Easter and Victory Day celebrations in Russia.

    Pedo Joe and Judas Goat Johnson gave the Ukronazis another blob of sub-standard western long range missiles to “do the job”

    The Duran speculated the other day that if Nazilensky strikes at the Crimean Bridge in the first two weeks of May, Russia just might want to finally destroy all the Ukronazi bridges on the Dnieper.

    Well, that would be a notable event.

    Modern Keiv now spans both sides of the Dnieper.

    It has nine major bridges joining the two halves of the city.

    If Russia blows them all to hell, plus taking out all the electric generation for the city, that would go along way towards making the place uninhabitable.

    Sweet.

    If Russia blows all the major bridges on the Dnieper, the strands the main Ukronazi army on the wrong side of the river with no supplies, thus dooming them to annihilation.

    Gonna be an interesting next couple of weeks.

    Kaboom!

    No more bridges

    .

    #158101
    tboc
    Participant

    tdk so can Mexican jumping beans

    #158102
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Michael Hudson … https://www.unz.com/mhudson/have-you-no-sense-of-decency/

    The student violence has been by Israeli nationals. Columbia has a student-exchange program with Israel for students who finish their compulsory training with the Israeli Defense Forces. It was some of these exchange students who attacked pro-Gaza demonstrators, spraying them with Skunk, a foul-smelling indelible Israeli army chemical weapon that marks demonstrators for subsequent arrest, torture or assassination. The only students endangered were the victims of this attack.

    Looks like the USA government has brought the murdering IDF Jews to the USA, bringing the Biden genocide back home to service his domestic policy. Will the police do the killing or the murdering IDF imports? Will they kill anyone who is an “antisemite”, as judged by any murdering Jew who feels like a victim (all of them)? You can bet your ass that if it is one of the murdering Jew imports killing an American, it won’t be released on the news.

    #158103
    Oroboros
    Participant

    More quality arms from the Collective West

    German Marder 1A3 with smoking crew

    #158104
    aspnaz
    Participant

    @ Dr D I think you are getting TAE and your Boy Scout kiddies group mixed up; your adolescent fantasies are somewhat disturbing when posted on TAE. When you have finished masturbating to ChatGPT, maybe give your screen a wipe before you post the pictures.

    #158105
    The Markster
    Participant

    Nijinsky. Pavlova. Four centuries of ballet in Italy, France, Russia, Holland and Spain. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Gene Kelly. Gelsey Kirkland. Baryshnikov, Nureyev, Bruhn. I could go on and list white singers, composers, musicians.

    And we eat cake on plates, with forks, at a table.

    And many of us like old buildings, history, philosophy, civility, beauty, truth and justice. Lots of cancelled, shellshocked, down but not out hearts and minds on the sidelines. Waiting patiently like a cicada underground for the environmental conditions to change? Cowards? Assembly line to hell?

    #158106
    Oroboros
    Participant

    “Russian Defense Ministry said that the number of people enlisting for military service under contract has gone up significantly in Moscow and other Russian cities “

    More than 100,000 people have signed military contracts since the beginning of this year, it said.

    Eurotardistan helps deport Ukros to their certain death in the Russian Meatgrinder but can’t do the same for hordes of illegal migrants overwhelming on a daily basis.

    Too bad hypocrisy isn’t painful…

    Meanwhile Ukronazi Press Gang Goons successfully “recruit” another victim for the Glorious Crusade

    #158107
    jb-hb
    Participant

    “Unwise to neglect Himalayan crisis…

    “The depletion of glaciers would lead to a sharp reduction in freshwater supply. All the major rivers in north India, Pakistan and China are fed by the Himalayan glaciers. The depletion of glaciers will result not only in a water crisis but also in serious economic and social problems.”

    https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/editorial/unwise-to-neglect-himalayan-crisis-2998773

    ohhhh. I thought we – well, “we” – had changed our (“our”) minds about glaciers and rain and moisture and stuff, that this stuff you stated above ISN’T proof of Climate Change/Global Warming?

    But now that it’s BACK AGAIN (how many times have we – well, “we” – switched back and forth now?)

    Now we can take all that other stuff and put it back on the other side of the scale, negating your argument. Like all that rain in all the places that were going to turn into desert in the US like California. That recent rain in Dubai.

    The national parks service having to take down that warning sign at Glacier National Park because the glaciers failed to melt. All those coastal people and the pro climate change funding rich folks with their third and fifth mansions at sea level not drowning to death 20 years ago, stuff like that.

    I’m glad you’ve returned to these rules so you could be wrong THIS way.

    #158108
    tboc
    Participant

    MAGA
    Make America Great Again

    that is exactly what is being done. The beauty and excellence embodied in the National Security Act of 1947 perfected over the course of the last seventy seven years is being brought onshore. The United States has brought democracy to scores of nations and hundreds of millions of human beings since 1947. Now, and not a moment to soon, the path to freedom and prosperity is finally being provided to the citizens of The United States. Keel hauling a nation and her people to liberation. Who could object? Would you please unshackle my hand so i can slit my own throat? MAGA

    aspnaz the United States does not need to import anyone to claim the ability to muder citizens of the United States. The United States wrote the book on domestic terrorism. Trial by water – the dunking chair -, lynching, enforced economic displacement, we even had a growth industry of head bashing – The Pinkertons -. The shining city on the hill has been and remains a Potemkin Village since the last spike was driven in The Transcontinental Railroad. Israel and your “Jews” are the United States and Western Europe’s chosen people. Chosen because, as the history they write of themself, there are among them human beings who WILL not be just or honorable. The history of human beings who will commit any atrocity for the illusion of wealth has been written by human beings who will commit any atrocity for the illusion of wealth. The people who chose to kill their prophets whenever there has been a call to follow the LAW and be just. You know, our kind of people. Chosen to dominate the world. Total Spectrum Dominance. As our much deluded Dr. D might opine, just business. That’s how Capitalists roll. Perhaps someone can entice Hagee to mount to the TV and entone “Kill a Commie for Christ”.

    That blonde lawyer, Paul Craig Roberts and anyone who sympathises with their perspective can kiss my ass. and i bet they will all be exceptional at the task, practice makes perfect

    a very large group is in the process of learning the only thing worse that being poor and black is being poor and white. The poor black have strength, determination and the ability to face adversity. The “new” poor whites have only the illusion of superiority and a callous indifference to justice. These dumb bastards actually believe they “earned their way”. Well you kissed ass to prosperity and now you are going to kiss ass on the way to poverty. Cheer the fuck up, it’s just a little progress coming your way.

    while the balance of whitey were casually accepting the muder of “the other’s” children the “best and brightest” went about the business of killing whitey’s children with a mandated vaccination schedule. The mandated vaccination schedule required so whitey could send their children to forced indoctrination camps and have their humanity eviscerated and any hint of thought and logic exorcised. While the evisceration and exorcism were underway personal responsibility was cunningly destroyed and replaced with deference to authority.

    millions of children thirsty, hungry, impoverished and murdered and the impact on the personal finances of citizens of the NATO nations is all that is considered important.

    you motherfuckers better wake up

    #158109
    zerosum
    Participant

    LOOK, PAY ATTENTION, NO EXAGERATIONS
    ATHORITIES HAVE LOST OF CONTROL, IMPOSING HARSH PUNISHMENTS, USING PRESSURE TACTICS OF C-19,
    AGAINST PEACE DEMONSTRATONS,
    PEOPLE POWER

    https://twitter.com/ShadowofEzra/status/1784969043864125524?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1784969043864125524%7Ctwgr%5E525d824deec31ccd2c477fa763ed47d8647f076a%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theautomaticearth.com%2F2024%2F04%2Fdebt-rattle-april-30-2024%2F
    ————
    “Trump-proof” weapons for Ukraine
    Ignoring “People Power”

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    the White House … a different form of cost – an electoral erosion through exacerbating domestic tensions arising from the on-going blatant slaughter of Palestinians.

    The Interlocking of Strategic Paradigms


    The Interlocking of Strategic Paradigms
    Alastair Crooke
    unsustainable air-defence costs.
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    #158110
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    @ The Markster

    Thank you for pointing out the music & dance achievements of Europeans so that I don’t have to. Much of the great black music has come into existence because of the fusion of European musical styles and disciplines with African traditions brought by slaves to the US. Without the influence of both traditions we would not have jazz, soul, rock’n’roll, R&B, etc.

    Case in point: most people are familiar with the musical form of a round. (I.e., the way Row, row, row your boat is often sung.). The African version of a round is heterodox: everyone in a group sings the same song, in multiple keys, multiple speeds, starting and stopping at will. For the ear trained in Western music, this has an interesting effect, and can be appreciated. However, compare and contrast this with a contrapuntal fugue by J.S. Bach for organ.

    Music is an art form where there are always those at the fringes pushing for “new sounds” and/or for rediscovering or reinventing old musical ideas. Since “new” is always distinct in some way from “old,” and Western Music is usually the “old” that is being referenced, “new” music is underpinned by its references to Western Music and does not exist without it.

    #158111
    zerosum
    Participant

    Demonstrator encampment on campus
    ( Students living on campus accommodations set up their camping tents etc.
    It got cold, rain, miserable, and the student went back to their rooms to sleep, bathroom, eat, shower
    Hehehehe)
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    #158112
    zerosum
    Participant

    The WSWS is providing on-the-ground coverage of the developing protest movement against the genocide in Gaza and the state crackdown on democratic rights.

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2024/04/25/fwco-a25.html
    Democrats demand police crackdown at Columbia University Gaza encampment
    What’s happening:
    Democrats demand police crackdown at Columbia University Gaza encampment
    Gaza Solidarity Encampment organized at Western Michigan University
    Report: Over 900 anti-genocide protesters arrested on college campuses in the United States
    Over 1,000 students and community members march against genocide at Yale University
    Thousands of Chicago-area students protest Gaza genocide
    Encampment set up at Montreal’s McGill University as anti-genocide protests spread to Canada
    “Money they are getting from us students—is going to produce weapons which are killing innocent people,” Michigan State student tells WSWS
    Campus protests against Gaza genocide spread globally despite police repression
    International students in New York City denounce attacks on anti-genocide protesters, “The struggle for Palestine and the struggle by workers everywhere are the same”
    Los Angeles police blockade University of Southern California campus from public, press after arresting 93 protesters
    Anti-war encampment grows at University of Pittsburgh: “Biden, Trump, Bush and Obama, all of them are committed to continuing war”
    Hundreds arrested and assaulted by US police as protests against Gaza genocide expand on college campuses
    “The right to protest is at stake,” Columbia student tells WSWS
    Hundreds of students rally against genocide in Washington, D.C.
    Boston police forcibly remove tent encampment at Emerson College
    Socialist Equality Party vice presidential candidate Jerry White denounces police rampage in Austin, Texas
    “I think that the real antisemitism is conflating the Israeli state with Jews,” Columbia faculty member tells WSWS
    Student protests against Gaza genocide, police repression, expand to Italy, France
    LAPD conducts mass arrest at University of Southern California campus
    The WSWS is providing on-the-ground coverage of the developing protest movement against the genocide in Gaza and the state crackdown on democratic rights.

    Democrats demand police crackdown at Columbia University Gaza encampment

    On the morning of April 29, 21 Democratic lawmakers issued a threatening public letter to the Trustees of Columbia University demanding they take “action … now” to disband the anti-war encampment on campus, which they lyingly claimed was constructed by “anti-Jewish activists.”

    #158113
    morongobill
    Participant

    This forum is in need of a good pruning. Calling people mf’ers or telling other posters to stop masturbating is beyond the pale, imo.

    #158114
    those darned kids
    Participant

    #158115
    Noirette
    Participant

    On the post with the cute Dutch blondine, touting racism againt globalism. Her speech was more than a bit pedestrian and sounds scripted, like a high school student doing his or her best under ‘mentors’, not ‘genuine’, a bit like Greta on Green Stuff, and many others. She has little idea of what she is talking about, and is a poor actress (no training at all.) Even ‘fire’ is missing from her speech? Plus, no way she is a practising Christian.

    Asked in the article, is: The question before us is why did leaders of the Western nations decide to destroy ethnic diverse nationality in Europe and the West by turning all Western countries into towers of babel?

    This Q makes no sense, destroying ethinic diverse nationality, so, supposedly the good, to make place for the bad, W countries into towers of Babel? Just buzz words…

    Various answers from different angles can be put forward. One is that the falling birth rate in the W (specially Europe) requires immigration of young ppl who have been ‘birthed’ and ‘educated’ elsewhere (so come cheap, no stipends, schools, health care etc. to be paid, they come as ready for work adults, and will accept poor conditions.) Because ‘Perpetual Growth’ requires workers and consumers, and using ressources. (Setting aside rentier capitalism, FIRE, etc. which also benefits of course.)

    Another angle is that W countries have been taken over by elites, PTBs. that are determined to take full control of ‘their’ ‘lowly’ populations, which means that divide and conquer and social strife are engineered on purpose to manipulate, sequester, even kill off, various factions, by different means. Cheap labor fulfiils that aim, as does ethnic / religious / other / quarrels, terrorist attacks, etc. Let the plebs fight it out, while we supervise.

    Yet other inerpretations are possible.

    #158116
    Dora
    Participant

    @ Dr. D.

    ‘ “’Crying Out For Justice’: Female Athletes Sue NCAA Over “Dangerous” Transgender Policies
    “They’re crying out for justice and the NCAA won’t even talk to them …It isn’t even willing to respect their concerns enough to give them an audience…” ‘

    I bet the NCAA sports betting shops luuv having trans, aka Y-men, on women’s teams, aka ringers on the women’s teams. Think of the easy bets and the kickbacks and the money making possibilities.

    #158117
    John Day
    Participant

    Effectively Marketing Genocide https://drjohnsblog.substack.com/p/effectively-marketing-genocide

    The Fed’s Game of “Make Believe” Comes to an End​ [Sadly, the ​global financial regime change now in progress drives wars, genocides and ​human population culls.]
    ​ According to its own financial statements, just released last month, the Fed’s total unrealized losses are almost $1 TRILLION — $948.4 BILLION to be more precise. And the vast majority of those unrealized losses come from US Treasuries.
    ​ So just like Silicon Valley Bank, Signature, First Republic, and now Republic First, the Federal Reserve has rendered itself completely insolvent.
    ​ In fact, total Federal Reserve capital is just $51 billion… versus $948 billion in losses. This means the Fed is insolvent 19 times over.
    Think about that: the largest, most important central bank in the world… the steward of the global reserve currency… is completely insolvent on a mark-to-market basis.​..
    ​ The FDIC’s published reports show more than $500 billion in unrealized losses in the US banking sector.
    The Federal Reserve, which in theory would bail out the banking sector, is itself insolvent by $900 billion.
    The US government, which would bail out the Fed, is insolvent by more than $50 trillion.
    It’s just debt on top of debt on top of debt. Losses on top of losses on top of losses.
    ​ Just like the BTFP​ (Bank Term Funding Program), everyone wants to play a giant game of ‘make believe’ and pretend that the Fed’s solvency is not a problem, that the US government’s enormous debt is not a problem.​ On the contrary, they’re huge challenges. And the ultimate consequence is going to be the loss of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.​ https://www.schiffsovereign.com/trends/the-feds-game-of-make-believe-comes-to-an-end-150768/

    ​ US ​Secretary of ​State says ‘measurable progress’ seen in Gaza humanitarian situation​ (words that denote normalcy and improvement, not ​r​elentless genocide)
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also urged better deconfliction with humanitarian assistance workers, and greater efficiency in the distribution of aid among the affected residents of the enclave​. https://tass.com/world/1782131

    ​(“As a Jew”) Blinken Urges Hamas To Take ‘Extraordinarily Generous’ Ceasefire Deal
    ​ Israeli officials have reportedly given Hamas an ultimatum, saying the group has “one last chance” to reach a deal, according to Axios. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Saturday, “If there is a deal, we will suspend the operation” – in reference to the planned Rafah ground offensive.​..
    ​..According to Al Jazeera, this is ultimately unlikely to sway Hamas negotiators:
    ​ Israel wants to “have its cake and eat it too. They want to get their captives back out of Gaza and into Israel. But then they want to be able to continue the war on Gaza after a brief pause,” Mohamad Elmasry, media studies professor and political analyst at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, told Al Jazeera.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/blinken-urges-hamas-take-extraordinarily-generous-israeli-deal-hostages

    ​ UK’s Cameron calls on Hamas to accept ‘very generous’ offer on ceasefire in Gaza
    In his opinion, Hamas has been given “a very generous offer of sustained 40 days ceasefire, the release of potentially thousands of Palestinian prisoners, in return for the release of these hostages”​ https://tass.com/world/1782157

    #158118
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ “We can’t support”, means what, Sir? Same as usual?
    ​ Israel is preparing for the invasion of Rafah, which Tel Aviv calls the last stronghold of Hamas. The operation is likely to trigger a new round of escalation in the Gaza Strip and lead to massive casualties.
    ​ “We’ve said clearly, and for some time now on Rafah that, in the absence of a plan to ensure that civilians will not be harmed, we can’t support a major military operation in Rafah,” Blinken said at the World Economic Forum (WEF) panel on Monday. “And we have not yet seen a plan that gives us confidence that civilians can be effectively protected.”​ https://sputnikglobe.com/20240429/rafah-operation-looms-will-netanyahu-defy-bidens-warnings-1118179825.html

    ​If you kill all the refugees, it is the most effective means to kill all of the “military age men”, same as usual.
    ​ Israel planning ring of checkpoints to prevent men from fleeing Rafah, source says
    Israel is reportedly setting up a ‘complex network’ of checkpoints to prevent ‘military age’ men from fleeing Rafah assault, says senior western official​ https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-israel-planning-ring-checkpoints-prevent-men-fleeing-rafah

    Rafah Invasion Will Happen With Or Without Hostage Deal: Netanyahu​ https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/rafah-invasion-will-happen-or-without-hostage-deal-netanyahu-says

    ​ World Socialist Website has the video of a large cop crushing his bike down onto tiny, 71 year old Jewish lady Jill Stein, “holding the line”, her arms locked with other protesters for Palestinian human rights on Saturday. The arrest of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is an attack on democratic rights https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2024/04/29/jenj-a29.html

    Jill Stein released from St. Louis County Jail after Washington University arrest (9 min interview)​
    “I’ve just gotten out of jail; I don’t know what my hair is doing”, she quips, straightening her hair after being charged with “assault on a police officer”.
    “This is about freedom of speech about a very critical issue that needs to be in dialogue.” “Americans oppose genocide; we want to get that on the ballot.” “We did the right thing we had to do… just to show that we are not hypocrites.” “Are we going to normalize the murder and torture of children on an industrial scale?” Stein calls out “political zombies” Trump, Biden and RFK Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifINLTzGD30

    #158119
    John Day
    Participant

    Professor Michael Hudson, “Have You No Sense of Decency?” Congressional Hearings of University Presidents on Student Uprisings
    ​ The recent Congressional hearings leading to a bloodbath of university presidents brings back memories from my teen-age years in the 1950s when everyone’s eyes were glued to the TV broadcast of the McCarthy hearings….
    ..Only the epithets have changed. The invective “Communist” has been replaced by “anti-Semite,” and the renewal of police violence on campus has not yet led to a Kent State-style rifle barrage against protesters.​..
    ​..But the common denominators are all here once again. A concerted effort has been organized to condemn and even to punish today’s nationwide student uprisings against the genocide occurring in Gaza and the West Bank…​
    ..The moral stance of progressive Jews, and the ideal that Jews, blacks and members of all other religions and races should be treated equally, is the opposite of Israeli Zionism. In the hands of Netanyahu’s Likud Party and the influx of right-wing supporters, Zionism asserts a claim to set Jewish people apart from the rest of their national population, and even from the rest of the world, as we are seeing today.
    ​ Claiming to speak for all Jews, living and dead, Netanyahu asserts that to criticize his genocide and the Palestinian holocaust, the nakba, is anti-Semitic. This is the position of Stefanik and her fellow committee members. It is an assertion that Jews owe their first allegiance to Israel, and hence to its ethnic cleansing and mass murder since last October. President Biden also has labeled the student demonstrations “antisemitic protests.”
    ​ This claim in the circumstances of Israel’s ongoing genocide is causing more anti-Semitism than anyone since Hitler.​ https://www.globalresearch.ca/hearings-university-presidents-student-uprisings/5856029

    ​ Arrests at UT Austin; Columbia suspends pro-Palestine student protesters
    Arrests come as deadline passes for students protesting at Columbia University in New York, who now face suspension.​ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/29/columbia-university-threatens-suspension-over-pro-palestinian-protests

    ​Paul Craig Roberts, Conservative Texas Republicans Align with Zionism
    ​ The conservative Republican Governor of Texas has equated student protests of Israel’s slaughter and genocide of the Palestinian to anti-semitism:
    ​ On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott vowed that the arrests of protesting students would continue until the crowd dispersed. “These protesters belong in jail. Antisemitism will not be tolerated in Texas. Period. Students joining in hate-filled, antisemitic protests at any public college or university in Texas should be expelled,” said Abbott.
    ​ From the conservative Republican governor’s standpoint, it is OK for Israel to slaughter the Palestinians but not OK for Texas university students to protest the slaughter. That a governor can say this with a straight face demonstrates the power of the Israel Lobby.​ https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2024/04/29/conservative-texas-republicans-align-with-zionism/

    ​ WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has found that five Israeli units are implicated in gross human rights violations predating the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, US State Department deputy principal spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Monday.​.. ABC News reported that the Biden administration has decided against cutting off military aid for three military battalions with the Israel Defense Forces, despite determining that they committed “gross human rights violations” against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. https://sputnikglobe.com/20240429/us-found-5-israeli-units-responsible-for-gross-human-rights-violations—state-dept-1118182067.html

    ​ Attorneys Inside the Biden Administration Urge US To Cut Off Israel
    ​ A group of at least 90 lawyers, including 20 who work in the Biden administration, are urging President Biden to cut off military aid to Israel because its slaughter in Gaza doesn’t comply with US and international law.
    ​ The attorneys will make their case in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that was obtained by POLITICO. They argue in the letter that Israel has violated the Arms Export Control Act, the Leahy Laws, and the Geneva Convention.​ “The law is clear and aligned with the majority of Americans who believe the US should cease arms shipments to Israel until it stops its military operation in Gaza,” the letter reads.​ https://news.antiwar.com/2024/04/29/attorneys-inside-the-biden-administration-urge-us-to-cut-off-israel/

    #158120
    John Day
    Participant

    US Working To Prevent ICC Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu​ https://news.antiwar.com/2024/04/28/us-working-to-prevent-icc-arrest-warrant-for-netanyahu/

    ​ I don’t see the difference between Gantz and Netanyahu here. Opposition leader threatens to topple Israeli govt if captive release deal rejected
    War cabinet minister Benny Gantz wants a deal to return Israeli captives as long as no permanent agreement with Hamas to end the war is made​. https://thecradle.co/articles/opposition-leader-threatens-to-topple-israeli-govt-if-captive-release-deal-rejected

    ​ Gilbert Doctorow and others on Crosstalk, about the Ukraine War (The money is for the MIC, with a little to Ukraine to maintain fictions and kill Ukrainians & Russians.)
    CrossTalk Bullhorns: Ensuring defeat​ https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/596708-us-foreign-aid-bill-ukraine/

    ​ ‘Delusional’ 10-Year Ukraine Funding Plan May Be Straw That Breaks US Economic Empire’s Back
    ​ The contents of the new ten-year draft agreement remain unknown. Negotiations are said to have begun about a week ago. Kiev has already signed a number of largely symbolic multi-year security pacts with several European countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Finland, committing the latter to providing Ukraine with additional military assistance, training support, and other help for the proxy war against Russia.
    ​ In a surprise visit to Kiev Monday, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced plans for “a major, multi-year financial commitment to sustain our support” at the NATO level, saying allies “have already agreed to a plan for a greater NATO role in coordinating security assistance and training for Ukraine.”​ https://sputnikglobe.com/20240429/delusional-10-year-ukraine-funding-plan-may-be-straw-that-breaks-us-economic-empires-back-1118180424.html

    #158121
    John Day
    Participant

    ​ Meryl Nass MD, Instead of the Pandemic Treaty, the draft Pandemic Resolution is being floated as a way of moving past impasses
    And always, the goal is to get a document that includes the most important goals implemented in great haste: 1)the biowarfare agent collection/sharing and 2)One Health​ https://merylnass.substack.com/p/instead-of-the-pandemic-treaty-the

    ​ Peter McCullough MD, BREAKING Publication–Oncogenesis and Autoimmunity as a Result of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
    Immune System Dysregulation In Part Explains Turbo Cancers​ https://petermcculloughmd.substack.com/p/breaking-publication-oncogenesis

    ​ Cardiologists Confirm Covid Shots Caused Sudden Heart Attack in ‘Healthy’ 29-Year-Old
    ​ Tarque, who says she “has played sports her entire life,” pressed doctors to continue investigating the issue.​ She says an MRI scan proved on April 23 that she did, in fact, suffer a heart attack.
    ​ After doctors initially claimed the heart attack was “caused by a virus,” Tarque says cardiologists have now confirmed it was “the result of the Covid vaccine.”
    Doctors diagnosed Tarque with Covid vaccine-induced myopericarditis.

    Cardiologists Confirm Covid Shots Caused Sudden Heart Attack in ‘Healthy’ 29-Year-Old

    ​Maybe they are miserable with terminal cancer or Lupus, and shouldn’t be forced to suffer… and so on. Matt Hancock Praises Euthanasia, Shifty Eyes Give Him Away
    ​Tessa Lena observes: “Lots of experience in lying didn’t help​” https://tessa.substack.com/p/matt-hancock-praises-euthanasia

    Yoghurt still OK. Stay-tuned! Early Tests Find Pasteurization Killed Bird Flu In Milk: FDA​ https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/early-tests-find-pasteurization-killed-bird-flu-milk-fda

    #158122
    WES
    Participant

    Yesterday, I posted about 1933-4 being rather interesting years.

    These years signaled the end times for the British pound sterling as the world’s reserve currency.
    Britain’s political miscalculations regarding the cost of fighting WW1 nearly bankrupted her.
    However, Britain still had her empire to draw upon.
    However, WW2 finally bankrupted Britain and she then loss world reserve currency status and then quickly losing her empire as a result.

    Years 1933-4 also signaled the rise of the USD as the world’s new reserve currency.

    In the post 1933-4 years Britain lost massive amounts of gold and capital to the US.

    It is in this time frame that Britain’s interest on her debt began to limit her spending on defense/offense.

    What is interesting about this “interest on debt limiting defense/ offense spending” turning point is this same fate befell Spain, the previous world reserve currency.

    Today the US now faces this same turning point where interest on the debt now exceeds defense/offense spending.

    Of course US gold has long since left the country, mostly to Asia.

    Interestingly, China wants everyone to use their currency for trading but not as a central bank world reserve currency.
    China doesn’t seem to want the mantle of owning the world’s next reserve currency.
    China wants the benefits of being the world’s reserve currency without the costs that come with owning it.
    I guess China has studied history and didn’t like the outcomes of previous reserve currency owning countries!
    One of these costs of owning the world’s reserve currency are the never ending wars creating more debt!
    In time rising debt dooms the world’s reserve currency owner.

    The signs are visible to see for the US.
    Ukrainian War funding.
    Israeli War funding.
    The US spent $2-3 billion defending Israel but has said no more pissing Iran off!
    The US can print dollars but not weapons!
    Going forward expect US defense/offense spending to be capped as the government struggles with paying for the interest on it’s debt and growing deficit spending.
    Nobody now wants to buy more US government debt.
    This is steadily forcing the US to absorb more of the costs of defense/offense spending.
    Before the US could basically force the rest of the world to pay for it’s military.
    This is also forcing the Fed to monetize more and more of the US gov debt by creating USD out of thin air to buy the debt nobody wants!
    The days of the US military going around the world banging heads to enforce usage of the USD will come to an end.
    Recently we have seen the US trying to use Russia sanctions to force usage of the USD by it’s vasselsl
    So yes things are changing ever so slowly.

    #158123
    zerosum
    Participant

    The signs are visible to see

    I’m reminded of “freedom convoy”. They loss control of the narrative.
    If the students don’t pay attention to the MSM and their narrative. They will loss control of their narrative.
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    #158124
    Maxwell Quest
    Participant

    “Yet other interpretations are possible.” – Noirette

    Yes, it’s obvious that western nations are being overrun with non-assimilating immigrants against the wishes of local populations. Is it because factories are running out of unskilled labor? Probably not, as most of these jobs have already been offshored. Is it because whitey isn’t birthing enough tax donkeys to keep the system afloat? Then why not just give them financial incentives to have children like they do in other countries?

    I’ve been pounding this drum for years, (and so far, I’ve not heard a better explanation from anyone). My take: there is already a shadow global government that wants to be legitimized, but this can only happen when nationalism has been destroyed. And since the strength of nationalism rests on a common mythos and culture, these must be attacked mercilessly until they crumble. Notice their multi-pronged strategy: subvert the family, culture, religion, education, gender roles, morality, etc. And pay NGO’s to import as many non-assimilating foreigners as possible.

    That is why they hate Putin so much. Somehow, through the strength of his character, he has been able to unite the various Asian cultures that span the Russian Federation under a common mythos. If the globalists could only get that “shepherd” out of the way the sheep could be scattered – the Federation could be broken up and more easily exploited and controlled. He’s the William Wallace that fought back against foreign enslavement after the USSR dissolved. They want him dead.

    That is also why they’ve worked tirelessly to destroy Trump, because his MAGA message flies in the face of their goals to destabilize the US. And MAGA resonates strongly with the remnants of American culture.

    Oh, and by the way, they want you dead too, but first things first.

    #158125
    citizenx
    Participant

    A white european bemoaning invasion and being seconded by a white US citizen.
    By this afternoon there will be a mulititude of “Likes” posted around the internet.
    There is a reason white people can’t sing or dance.

    White people for the most part are tone deaf.

    Oh noes…”likes” on your retarded parade. What the fuck ever…you got a problem with this ?

    Last check in with History revealed-
    Black Afrikans slaughtering Afrikans… Yellow Asians killing fields of yellow re-education, White Europeans burning white women, Redskins carving redskins, Browners gang stomping browners…

    The world is black, the world is white
    It turns by day and then by night
    A child is black, a child is white
    Together they grow to see the light

    This forum is in need of a good pruning. Telling other posters to stop masturbating is beyond the pale, imo.

    Haha yes everyone stop masturbating or you’ll go BLIND. Thought word Police are in the house !
    Daddy Govt will not make it less pale for you.

    Some color and light for all you mofos…

    Music is not limited to your petty mind.

    #158126
    aspnaz
    Participant

    tboc said

    you motherfuckers better wake up

    I am not a fan of Michael Hudson, and what astonished me about his article was not actually that the USA had allowed the murdering IDF Jews into the USA to beat up the Palestinian supporters. What actually made me post the article was that in Hudson’s story of what is going on in those protests, the non-Jew white folks are not battling against the Palestinian protests, only the imported IDF Jews are doing that. In conclusion, whitey will support the IDF Jews on paper but STILL can’t get of his/her sofa to go do something to back up those views with action. Talk about impotent, the whiteys of America are totally led, followers, unable to function unless being led. Maybe the Jews did them a favour by taking over the country, without the Jews whitey would have failed long ago from lethargy.

    Of course, in true “please don’t hurt my social standing” fashion that is so common in North America, Hudson goes on to tell us how the majority of the pro-Palestinian protesters are actually Jews, and that the Jews themselves are battling to help Gaza. I find this totally unbelievable, but let’s take it at face value, in which case this is yet more evidence of the impotence of whitey; whitey can’t even protest a genocide that, without any doubt, goes absolutely against the strongest of whitey’s traditional values.

    Poor whitey, better get him a Jew to hold his lead.

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