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Right-Wing Tsunami In European Parliament Vote (ZH)
Von der Leyen Vows To Lead EU Down ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Path (RT)
Evil Can Destroy the World (Paul Craig Roberts)
Scholz Is ‘Rotten Liverwurst’ – Medvedev (RT)
Washington ‘Lunatics’ Seek Regime Change In Russia – Vivek Ramaswamy (RT)
Western War Hawks Want Ukraine’s Resources – Orban (RT)
Western Hegemony Is Over – Zakharova (RT)
‘Tensions Lurk’ Behind Biden-Macron Toasts & Backslapping (Sp.)
NATO ‘Crossed Red Line’ – Austria (RT)
Jim Jordan Reacts To Report Of Juror Misconduct in Trump Trial (Sellers)
The Prince of Propaganda (RT)
Politico Nukes ‘Biden Business Dealings’ Lie (ZH)
The Beginning of Accountability For The Covid “Vaccine”? (Paul Craig Roberts)

 

 

 

 

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A Right-Wing Tsunami, but the center wins. That’s how Brussels was set up. Sure, Macron is gone: “day-one of the post-Macron era.” But Von der Leyen is not. And Macron has years left in his presidency, so we’ll hear from him.

Right-Wing Tsunami In European Parliament Vote (ZH)

Following a historic loss to Marine Le Pen’s right-wing party in European elections on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he is dissolving the French parliament.Macron said France will hold new elections on June 30 and July 7, a high-stakes maneuver that the WSJ said “stunned” the nation after projections based on early ballot counts came in for Sunday’s elections for the European Parliament. The projections showed National Rally garnering around 31% of the vote, twice the support for Macron’s Renew Party. “This is a serious, weighty decision, but above all it’s an act of trust,” Macron said. “Confidence in you, confidence in the ability of the French people to make the right choice for themselves and for future generations.” National Rally leader Jordan Bardella said Sunday’s results marked an “unprecedented rout for the powers that be,” adding that it was “day-one of the post-Macron era.”

Macron’s decision to call parliamentary elections opens the door for his party, which is deeply unpopular at the moment, to shed even more seats to rival parties in France’s National Assembly, the country’s lower house of Parliament. If that occurs, Macron could be forced to appoint a prime minister from another party, such as the center-right Les Républicains, in a power-sharing arrangement known in France as a “cohabitation.” “A dissolution means a cohabitation,” said Alain Duhamel, a prominent political analyst. The shocking news in France comes after Europe’s right wing parties put on a show of strength in this weekend’s EU elections, which also reinforced German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s position lagging two rival parties. Sunday’s results still appeared to leave the mainstream pro-EU parties with a lock on power in Brussels, if only for the time being.

The center-right EU political grouping that now leads the bloc looked set to win the most seats in the European Parliament, boosting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s hopes of keeping her job for a second term. She has forged a close working relationship with the Biden administration. Still, France’s far-right opposition party National Rally looked set to be among the pan-European election’s biggest winners. Marine Le Pen’s party is on target to become the largest single party in the European Parliament. Projections based on early ballot counts on Sunday evening suggested National Rally had gained roughly 31% of the vote, twice the support for Macron’s Renew Party. After the French results, Macron announced he was dissolving parliament to call fresh elections. His party already lacked a majority in the National Assembly. The first round of the elections will take place June 30, followed by a second on July 7, Macron said.

As reported earlier, the Social Democratic Party of German chancellor Scholz also apparently faced a drubbing. According to national exit polls, it was running third behind the far-right Alternative for Germany and the clear winner, Germany’s opposition center-right alliance. The elections, held from Thursday through Sunday, were for the 720 members of the European Parliament. Up to 370 million voters were eligible according to EU figures, although turnout in the elections is usually modest. While the European Parliament’s main powers are to approve or amend EU rules, laws and trade deals, the twice-decade vote offers a potent indicator of Europe’s political mood. The legislature also gets to approve the EU’s new leadership team. As the WSJ notes, “Sunday’s results point to trouble for the EU leadership’s ability to pursue its environmental goals and indicate that pressure will mount to tighten migration rules under right-wing pressure. The vote is also likely to give a greater voice—at least within the parliament—to nationalist and left-wing critics of EU support for Ukraine.”

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“..she intends to “continue on this path with those who are pro-European, pro-Ukraine, pro-rule of law.” And pro US/”Joe Biden”.

Von der Leyen Vows To Lead EU Down ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Path (RT)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has promised to “form a bastion against extremes from the left and from the right” in the EU, as her centrist faction retained the top spot in the European Parliament, despite right-wing parties humiliating the ruling coalitions in both France and Germany. Von der Leyen’s European People’s Party (EPP) has won some 26% of seats in the the EU’s legislative body, according to the provisional results on Sunday. She noted that centrist parties are holding strong in Europe, but conceded that “extremes on the left and on the right have gained support.” “We will stop them,” Von der Leyen told her supporters in Brussels on Sunday night, vowing to “build a bastion against the extremes from the left and from the right.”

Von der Leyen, who seeks a second term as the European Commission President, declared that her goal is to “build a broad majority for a strong Europe“ and that she intends to “continue on this path with those who are pro-European, pro-Ukraine, pro-rule of law.” The surge in support for right-wing parties was fueled by the voters’ real concerns staying unheard, according to Vice-President of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), Assita Kanko. “When the true aspirations of citizens are ignored… it gives, unfortunately, more space to extreme movements. That’s why we need to listen to the citizens,” Kanko stated in Brussels on Sunday. ECR, which is expected to win some 71 seats out of 720, has advocated for a focus on security, migration control and European values.

European voters humiliated the governing coalitions in two of the bloc’s largest economies, giving increased support to anti-war parties focused on domestic agendas. In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s centrist party was dealt a severe blow when it came up in third place behind its conservative opposition, according to the forecasts. The main opposition group Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) are expected to with with some 30% of the votes, while Alternative for Germany (AfD) is to get second with around 16%, pushing Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) down to 14%. Meanwhile in France, the right-wing National Rally (RN) party dominated President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party in the polls to such an extent that he dissolved the country’s National Assembly and called for a fresh snap election.

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“So far 33 State Department officials have resigned, leaving their comfortable high-paying jobs because they cannot stomach the immorality of being a US State Department employee.”

Evil Can Destroy the World (Paul Craig Roberts)

This map series shows the progressive theft of Palestine by Zionist Israel since 1947, with the complicity of Washington and Europe. Where did all the Palestinians who lived in the green areas of Palestine, almost the entirety of Palestine, in 1947 go? They were herded into refuge camps in Jordan and Lebanon. The UN (second map from the left) planned to give Israel half of Palestine, although no one explained the UN’s ability to give away a people’s country. The UN’s generous redistribution of Palestine to Israel did not satisfy Israel who took the rest. Zionist Israel’s theft of Palestine and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their own country was covered up each year along the way by the West pretending to be in favor of a “two state solution.” Of course, such a solution never materialized decade after decade as Israel claimed the entire territory. The “two state solution” let the West pretend it was doing the right thing while Israel stole the country and exiled the people, the remnants of which were confined to the Gaza ghetto, currently under destruction by Israel using American weapons and money.

America has been unable to do anything about this genocide of a country and a people because US presidents and members of the House and Senate are elected with the aid of Israeli campaign contributions. The billions of dollars that US taxpayers are forced to hand over to Israel every year come back to purchase our elections. Consequently, Washington answers to the Israel Lobby, not to the American people. We see this clearly in the invitation of the US Congress to Netanyahu who is under indictments both within Israel and by the International Criminal Court. Washington is determined to show that Netanyahu’s criminal indictments notwithstanding, Netanyahu is under the protection of the United States. In contrast, we are supposed to write Trump off as a gangster based on concocted indictments resting on nothing but opinions of prosecutors determined to keep Trump from the White House.

Israel also uses its American tribute to purchase pastors of evangelical churches who indoctrinate their congregations that it is God’s will for America to support Israel and for Israel to reclaim their home of 2,000 or more years ago, from which God dispelled a sinful Jewish population. Some of the evangelical churches are so captured that they are known as “Christian Zionists.” What the “great moral West” doesn’t understand is that by supporting and defending Israel’s genocidal policy toward Palestinians, the “great moral West” has given its approval to genocide. So how is the West moral? Even Putin congratulates Israel for its sins and crimes. Perhaps Putin does this because the Holocaust story is a way for Putin to emphasize that Russia is fighting nazis in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Putin’s support for Israel is extraordinary as it is Israel that is pressuring its American lapdog to attack Iran, which would be a catastrophe for Russia and China. Without Iran the efforts of Russia and China to organize Asia into a coherent trading bloc independent of the dollar is impossible. Instead CIA jihadists would be flowing into the Russian Federation, Central Asia and China.

America’s disgrace from supporting genocide is diminishing the ranks of qualified personnel in the US Department of State. Two more officials have resigned rather than be associated with Washington’s complicity in the mass murder of Palestinians. Alexander Smith prepared a report for the US Agency for International Development on the extraordinary high rate of maternal and child mortality among Palestinians suffering the Israeli attack. He was quickly fired before he could deliver the report. He said: “I cannot do my job in an environment in which specific people cannot be acknowledged as fully human, or where gender and human rights principles apply to some, but not to others, depending on their race.” Another State Department official, Stacy Gilbert resigned. She said she could no longer accept the State Department lies that Israel was not deliberately obstructing the flow of food or other aid into Gaza. So far 33 State Department officials have resigned, leaving their comfortable high-paying jobs because they cannot stomach the immorality of being a US State Department employee.

This is hopeful. It indicates that some Americans employed by Washington still have a moral conscience and will not serve Washington at the expense of their conscience. The total evil that the Biden regime represents has the support of a large minority of American voters. That Americans will vote for evil shows how far down the drain America has gone. The question automatically arises: what is the United States other than a threat to life on earth, a threat to all civilization, to all known morality? How do we know that Satan doesn’t hold Washington in his hand?We are faced with the possible outbreak of nuclear war, a death sentence for life on earth, and there is not a single Western leader trying to resolve the crisis. Zelensky has passed a law prohibiting negotiations with Russia to end the conflict. Washington’s response to Russia’s direct warnings is to turn the warnings into propaganda against Russia. As Putin says, we will see what happens.

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“So where does this strength come from, sausage maker?”

Scholz Is ‘Rotten Liverwurst’ – Medvedev (RT)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz must ask for forgiveness from Ukrainians for playing a role in plunging their country into misery and helping to revive Nazi ideology, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said. Writing on Telegram on Saturday, Medvedev, who now serves as deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, lashed out at Scholz, who argued that President Vladimir Putin “must finally realize” that “Ukraine is strong and will not be forced to its knees or forced to surrender.” He went on to say that “there can only be a just peace for Ukraine,” adding that “working for peace does not mean simply raising the white flag,” while reiterating Berlin’s commitment to supporting Kiev. In response, Medvedev called Scholz “a rotten liverwurst,” who he said “unexpectedly became chatty and talked outright drivel.”

The former president claimed that Ukraine has become “a kind of dominion directly controlled by the United States and NATO countries,” adding that Kiev is fully on the Western payroll and “is receiving all kinds of the most lethal weapons, despite the protests of its own people.” “So where does this strength come from, sausage maker? From exuberant corruption which is completely out of control? From the wholesale theft of this aid by the Zelensky clique? Or from a dying people, half of whom live in Russia and Europe?” Medvedev asked. Scholz should “get down on his knees and repent before the Ukrainians” for lying to them that they could achieve victory against Russia, and for “dooming them to the slaughter while sacrificing the well-being of the Germans,” according to the former president.

The German chancellor should also take responsibility “for the revival of Nazism” in Ukraine, his own “indescribable mediocrity of management,” and the loss of public confidence in his Social Democratic Party, which makes his predecessors Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt “turn over in their graves many times over,” Medvedev said. The former Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrey Melnik, once called Scholz ‘offended liverwurst’. In 2022, the envoy said the chancellor was behaving “not very statesmanlike” after he refused to visit Kiev following Ukraine’s criticism of President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Melnik was sacked following the remarks.

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“Victoria Nuland may not be in the building anymore, but that’s still the same spirit that pervades the State Department and beyond..”

“This road does not end in a place that advances American interests..”

Washington ‘Lunatics’ Seek Regime Change In Russia – Vivek Ramaswamy (RT)

The US involvement in the conflict between Moscow and Kiev is not about “defending Ukraine,” but rather an attempt to force regime change in Russia, former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has claimed. Ramaswamy warned that US President Joe Biden and the “bipartisan warmonger caucus” are preparing for a war with Moscow to achieve their ultimate goal. “These lunatics are starting to sound like they want full-on offense on Russia. It’s lunacy,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, while sharing his interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, in which they discussed US involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Ramaswamy agreed with Ingraham’s remarks that the White House is “getting ready for a war with Russia,” with an “offensive push inside Russia to defeat [Russian President] Putin” and overthrow the government, warning that Washington should beware of the consequences of its actions.

“Victoria Nuland may not be in the building anymore, but that’s still the same spirit that pervades the State Department and beyond,” the politician said, referring to the recently retired under secretary of state for political affairs, who was a key figure behind the Ukraine crisis which started with the Maidan coup ten years ago. She has been an ardent proponent of supporting Ukraine through military means, calling for targeting Russian territory with NATO weapons. He argued that regime change has been Washington’s main focus all along and is “the reason they never stated the war aim in Ukraine.” “There was not a war goal that has been articulated, in part, because it allows the people who pull the strings to count for regime change as the ultimate goal they are planning for,” Ramaswamy explained.

“You have to be careful what you wish for if you are going to root for regime change in Russia,” he warned, pointing out that the US has “played this game before” and essentially failed. “This road does not end in a place that advances American interests,” the former GOP candidate continued, adding that securing a “reasonable deal” to resolve the conflict is the right way to go. Last week, Washington and several allies granted permission to Kiev to use Western-supplied weapon systems to strike deeper inside Russian territory, which Moscow regards as a significant escalation that could spark an “asymmetric” response. While Biden insists that it is “unlikely” that the move will escalate Western involvement in the conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that it could lead to “very serious problems,” suggesting that Moscow could even supply “similar weapons” to regions of the world where they will be used against sensitive sites of these Western countries.

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Western War Hawks Want Ukraine’s Resources – Orban (RT)

Western countries want Kiev to achieve victory in the conflict with Russia, because it would give them the opportunity to “acquire and divide” Ukraine’s wealth, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. In an interview with Hir TV on Saturday, Orban contemplated the reasons behind NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict, which has grown more pronounced in recent months with numerous aid packages, weapons deliveries, and talk of Western troops on the ground in the battle zone. According to him, the bloc’s members see Ukraine as a potentially huge source of revenue, which they will be able to control once Russian forces are driven out. “The fact is that the Western warmongering leaders want to defeat Russia in this war, and the reason is rather simple – it is money.

Consider Ukraine’s capabilities: It is a rich country that is hugely indebted… Ukraine’s wealth can be acquired and divided, the agricultural land, the economic opportunities, and who knows what else,” Orban stated, noting that the process of gaining influence over Kiev has already begun, with talk of Western loans for its military effort and reconstruction. Orban noted that the West viewed Russia in a similar light after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, when then-President Boris Yeltsin came to power.“They wish to go back to the 90s, when not only Ukraine, but also Russia was available, those resources, wealth, money… Many Americans and Europeans remember the 90s as a period of great economic opportunities, when they were welcomed without any obstacles into the Russian economy, and started to transform and exploit it,” he said, adding, however, that eventually the Russians “decided it was not such a brilliant idea” and took their economy back.

According to Orban, the Ukraine conflict itself has become a major source of revenue, which is why it is difficult to stop at this point. “When such a war starts, they see the opportunity, they ask – what can we get out of this? Then come the arms suppliers, the creditors, the speculators, and they look for a chance to enrich themselves and they push the war machine forward.” Orban stressed that Hungary has been opposed to Western involvement in the conflict from the start, calling Brussels and Washington “the sources” of the “war madness.” He also claimed that the conflict could be ended within 24 hours if pro-peace forces come to power in the US and EU, which he hopes will happen in the upcoming EU Parliament elections and the US presidential election later this year.

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“..a truly polycentric world order..”

Western Hegemony Is Over – Zakharova (RT)

The concepts of hegemony and global dominance, which the Collective West clings to, have no place in the multipolar world order – which is already becoming a reality, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday. Speaking at a panel discussion on new norms of international relations at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Zakharova slammed Western governments for resisting the structural changes which have already started with regard to the self-organization of nations and their interactions with other states. “We are talking about polycentrism, a departure from previous norms, and we see the desperate resistance of the Collective West… They see the norm differently – as their own dominance, as a world order based on one rule – that they must dominate as before, and everyone must do only what the dominant allows them to do,” she stated, adding that the drive for dominance has only ever “led humanity to monstrous tragedies,” including colonialism and Nazism.

“Today it is hegemonism, an obsession with domination, a painful pseudo-messianic idea of [the West’s] global mission… But neither people nor states can declare themselves as missionaries, only history can prove whether their mission was good or based on unhealthy ideas,” Zakharova said. She added that the ideas of global dominance, of the exceptionalism of some nations amid the destruction of ethnic and cultural identities of others have repeatedly been expressed by Western leaders. She went on to say that these ideas are not shared by the global majority, which has already embraced the concept of multipolarity. “We should not forget, they are a minority – the Collective West… their worldview is shared by no one except for them,” she said, citing memorandums adopted by multinational blocs as the Russian-led BRICS group, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, African Union, and others, in which member states commit to forming a multipolar world order.

“The SCO… covers 3 billion people – half of humanity… BRICS covers over 30% of the Earth’s land mass, 45% of the world population – some 3.5 billion people, and 33% of global GDP… 3% more than the GDP of the G7,” she stated.= Zakharova noted that even in the West, some analysts claim that “the US has not been a world hegemon for a long time,” while “its actions in the international arena have led to the destabilization of world politics.” However, until there are significant changes in policy and ideology, Russia and its global allies have “a long struggle ahead” to form a truly polycentric world order, she said. “While our cause is not simple, it is worthy and noble. And we will walk this path as a global majority. We don’t call it a mission, though, we call it our goal and objective.”

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“..Macron is like a runaway train..”

‘Tensions Lurk’ Behind Biden-Macron Toasts & Backslapping (Sp.)

No amount of toasts and backslapping between French President Emmanuel Macron and his visiting US counterpart Joe Biden can conceal the simmering underlying tensions between the two over a host of issues, The New York Times acknowledged. Biden is being feted by Macron against the backdrop of ceremonies marking the anniversary of the D-Day landing of Allied troops 80 years ago. The commemoration has drawn controversy for not including officials from the Russian Federation. Their positions regarding the West’s ongoing proxy conflict in Ukraine and Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza have been testing the relationship between Paris and Washington, the outlet noted. Frictions have been particularly driven by the increasingly warmongering Macron’s thirst for asserting his country’s independence from the US.

On the quiet, US officials are rolling their eyes “in exasperation” with regard to their French counterparts, the outlet claimed. It also noted that the French side is “frustrated” at the Biden administration’s “overbearing approach to trans-Atlantic leadership.” No French president in recent history has clamored for Europe’s “strategic autonomy” as insistently as Macron, the publication underscored. Suffice it to recall the French president’s remarks in April, when he made the case for a beefed-up European defense policy. Typically scaremongering by reiterating allegations of the “Russia threat,” Macron urged against “delegating our defense to the US,” saying that the “rules of the game have changed.” Accusing Washington along with Beijing of unfair competition with subsidies for their economies, he said of the US that, “we are not a priority for them.” Back in 2022, Macron harangued US lawmakers over Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) subsidies, claiming they posed a threat to French businesses.

Europe must show that “it’s never going to be a vassal for the United States” when it “speaks to other regions of the world,” reiterated Macron in April, in a speech tailored to make an impression ahead of the European elections on June 6-9. Surveys indicated that Macron’s Renaissance party would have far fewer seats in the new European Parliament, losing them to Marine Le Pen’s right-wing National Rally (Rassemblement National) party. While fanning the flames of NATO’s proxy conflict in Ukraine is certainly something that both the US and France are on the same page about, even there Macron is elbowing his way forward as Europe’s foremost anti-Russia hawk. In February, Macron left his US and European allies reeling after he refused to rule out the possibility of sending NATO troops to Ukraine.

Days later, Biden in his State of the Union address responded by saying there were “no American soldiers at war in Ukraine,” and “I am determined to keep it that way.” Although, of course, NATO has long had “boots on the ground” in Ukraine in a plethora of capacities. But Macron is like a runaway train, with statements about sending Mirage 2000 warplanes to Ukraine, and telling journalists after his Paris meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that complying with Kiev’s request to “train mobilized soldiers” was not an “escalation.” Regarding that training mission, Macron added that, “the broadest possible coalition to accede to Ukraine’s request would be finalized shortly.” However, no announcement of the dispatch of military instructors to Ukraine would be made while Biden was in France, to avoid provoking the US leader, sources were cited as saying.

In a swift reaction, NATO’s top military officer Admiral Rob Bauer said on Friday that the alliance must first have discussions regarding France’s proposal to send military trainers to Ukraine before any planning moves forward. As for Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza, France has been irked by the degree of American support for its ally amid the mounting death toll and humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Palestinian enclave. Paris believes that Washington failed to put enough pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the Israeli advance into Rafah, the NYT claimed. Plans for post-war Gaza’s governance, and US reluctance to recognize Palestinian statehood are also believed to be contentious issues between the two leaders. Not that France has recognized a Palestinian state either.

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“..as a militarily neutral state, it is not our place to judge.”

NATO ‘Crossed Red Line’ – Austria (RT)

Ukraine’s Western sponsors crossed a red line when they allowed Kiev to use their weapons to strike at targets in Russia, Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner said in an interview to Die Presse published on Saturday. Several NATO members have openly supported the use of Western-produced armaments for cross-border strikes against Russia in recent weeks, ostensibly in a limited manner. The West insists that it is still not a party to the conflict, and only supports Kiev’s efforts to stall Russia’s push into Kharkov Region, which Moscow launched to move the line of contact away from the border to prevent further Ukrainian attacks on Russian civilians. “A red line has been crossed,” Tanner said when asked about the US, France, and Germany granting permission to use their weapons in cross-border strikes.

When the interviewer asked how else Kiev could stall the Kharkov operation, the Austrian Defense Minister replied that “as a militarily neutral state, it is not our place to judge.” Tanner added that she is at least “pleased that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has clarified that NATO will not be sending troops to Ukraine.” In a press conference on Thursday, Stoltenberg said the US-led military bloc has no plans to deploy ground forces to Ukraine. Despite this, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday that he is almost ready to finalize an international coalition to officially send Western military “instructors” to train troops in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed that Moscow has long been aware that Western military personnel are already fighting in Ukraine under the guise of “mercenaries” and “volunteers.”

Western-produced long-ranged armaments used by Kiev in cross-border strikes are also often controlled and serviced by these foreign troops, the Russian president said last month. And even if Ukrainians are pulling the trigger, the US and its allies are the ones providing Kiev intelligence on Russian targets, he added. Moscow has warned that Western-backed long-range attacks on Russian territory will amount to direct Western participation in the conflict, and that Russia reserves the right to respond in kind. “We can respond asymmetrically,” Putin said on Wednesday, suggesting that Moscow could supply similar weapons around the world, where they could be used against Western targets.

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“We’re trying to get legislation out to say that any special counsel who wasn’t approved by the Senate gets no funds,” Jordan said. “It‘s the way to get at this Jack Smith and the ridiculous things he’s done.”

“Florida Judge Aileen Cannon has similarly scheduled a June 21 hearing for Trump and his co-defendants in the Mar-a-Lago case to argue that Smith’s appointment was unlawful..”

Jim Jordan Reacts To Report Of Juror Misconduct in Trump Trial (Sellers)

During a visit to Monroe, N.C., to support conservative congressional candidate Mark Harris on Friday, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was surprised by a reporter’s question about fresh allegations from former President Donald Trump’s New York lawfare trial that could potentially result in a mistrial. Earlier in the day, Judge Juan Merchan wrote a letter to Trump’s attorneys and prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, notifying them of a Facebook comment that was discovered under a routine court post dated May 29, the day before a jury convicted Trump of 34 felonies. The commenter, identifying himself as a juror’s cousin by the name of Michael Anderson, appeared to offer some advance inside knowledge about the verdict. “My cousin is a juror and says Trump is getting convicted. Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!”

“Well, if that happened, that’s wrong,” Jordan responded when asked about the breaking news. “I have not heard that and I don’t know if it’s true, but you obviously aren’t supposed to be doing that, so we’ll have to see.“ In his letter, Merchan claimed he had just learned of the comment. “Today, the Court became aware of a comment that was posted on the Unified Court System’s public Facebook page and which I now bring to your attention,” the judge wrote. “The comment, now labeled as one week old, responded to a routine UCS notice, posted on May 29.” Merchan’s letter did not clarify whether the person who posted the comment was indeed related to a juror. The judge, a Biden donor, was widely criticized for his biased rulings throughout the trial and was even suspected of receiving bribes through his daughter, whose digital marketing firm drew millions of dollars from Democrat politicians—some of whom became involved directly in the case.

Merchan’s brief letter did not outline any sort of follow up steps, although it stands to reason that the court will investigate the matter and would declare a mistrial if, in fact, juror misconduct were established. The concern provides yet another avenue for appeal to Trump, whom many legal experts believe will ultimately see the case overturned, although the disruption to his campaign and political fallout from the conviction have yet to be determined. At the Friday night fundraiser in North Carolina, Jordan offered high praise for Trump, with whom he has formed a close bond, touting his tenacity in particular. “His attitude in light of everything they’ve done to him is just phenomenal,” Jordan told the audience. The charter chairman of the House Freedom Caucus recalled an anecdote from the night Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by the FBI—an unprecedented abuse of power at the time—which took place shortly before the 2022 midterm election.

“There are certain times where you think, ‘This is not supposed to happen in this country,’” Jordan said of his reaction after seeing the news unfold on television with his wife. When he called Trump, however, the reaction was far from what one might have expected: “Jim, this is the best thing that’s ever happened to our party,” Trump reportedly told him. “My numbers are gonna go up.” During an exclusive interview with Headline USA, Jordan said House Republicans had received a response on Friday after sending a letter last week to Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg and his lead prosecutor, requesting that they testify before the House Weaponization Subcommittee. “They just sent us a letter back today saying they’re willing to talk to us, so we’ll see,” said Jordan. “But we may have to, you know, go with a subpoena to get him [Bragg] to testify as well.” The House is also investigating Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who has publicly quarreled with Jordan and leveled ad hominem attacks against him for his oversight efforts.

Jordan noted, however, that as of this week, “Willis’s case is falling apart” following an appellate court’s decision to suspend the trial until October while evaluating whether she is ethically fit to continue as prosecutor. The House is also attempting to impose accountability on special counsel Jack Smith. However, a proposed bill likely faces steep odds of clearing the Democrat-run Senate, even though it ironically vests greater authority in the upper chamber to close a constitutional loophole exploited by Attorney General Merrick Garland. “We’re trying to get legislation out to say that any special counsel who wasn’t approved by the Senate gets no funds,” Jordan said. “It‘s the way to get at this Jack Smith and the ridiculous things he’s done.” Florida Judge Aileen Cannon has similarly scheduled a June 21 hearing for Trump and his co-defendants in the Mar-a-Lago case to argue that Smith’s appointment was unlawful since he was never confirmed by the Senate—a legal theory first floated by former Attorney General Ed Meese.

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“..15,000 articles in over 40 publications..”

The Prince of Propaganda (RT)

Will Stewart is one of today’s most productive British journalists. In fact, he might just be one of the most widely published hacks in the history of the trade. Each year, hundreds of his articles are published in major publications. However, most of his work is an attempt to incite fear and hatred. Russians are no strangers to bad press. Cold War narratives haven’t gone anywhere and even prior to the Ukraine conflict, Western journalists used any opportunity to publish sensationalist news about the country, regardless of whether it had any basis in reality. A 2019 study showed that only 2% of all items published about Russia in Western media were positive. Which left 98% as either negative, or deemed neutral. The most impressive fact, however, is that a single man was behind many of them – Stewart, who has apparently worked in Russia since 1993.

Stewart’s portfolio on MuckRack boasts almost 15,000 articles in over 40 publications. Most of them are about Russia and are written in the same style: a scandalous headline, a manipulative account of events, and a few quotes from controversial experts. Stewart is most often published in The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Mirror – British tabloids that typically pay equal attention to sensationalist themes. Stewart’s articles provoke various reactions in Russia. Some of his writing simply makes people laugh, while some of it annoys readers with its outright lies and insults. Many foreign correspondents have worked in Russia throughout the years and continue to do so. Their work is generally routine – they attend press conferences, arrange interviews, and collect information through their contacts and other sources.

Of course, foreign journalists are affected by the current political tensions. Notably in terms of status. For example, at President Vladimir Putin’s last press conference, a New York Times correspondent was humbled when the Russian leader said he would first answer a question from the Chinese Xinhua agency, and only then would talk to the American journalist. Stewart, however, is apparently above attending press events and interviews. Despite allegedly working in Russia for many years, he doesn’t appear at press conferences or on talk shows, and generally doesn’t like to show his face – you won’t find his photo anywhere on the internet. Some Western journalists, including those who’ve worked in Russia for decades, don’t know Stewart either, and admit that they “have never seen him face to face.”

Stewart also has no significant “paper trail,” apart from the company East2West, registered in 1996, in which he’s listed as both the secretary and the director. This entity owns the rights to the illustrations used in the mysterious journalist’s publications. However, most of them are screenshots from Russian news videos. Stewart, of course, is not a ghost and is a very real person – otherwise he wouldn’t have been accredited by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, he has no need to attend press events, or communicate with speakers and colleagues in Russia. It has long been known that Stewart is the manager of a group of stringers who gather provocative stories and pass them on to him to “package” the plots for Western media.This working model does not allow for in-depth story development, but it does allow for churning out news by the dozen. And with the use of simple techniques, they can be made shocking and click-worthy.

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Politico’s about the most pro-Biden outlet there is.

Politico Nukes ‘Biden Business Dealings’ Lie (ZH)

While President Joe Biden has repeatedly insisted he has nothing to do with his family’s business dealings – going so far as to say he’s never so much as discussed them with relatives, a new report from Politico completely destroys that lie. “I have never discussed, with my son or my brother or with anyone else, anything having to do with their businesses. Period,” said Biden. ” “And what I will do is the same thing we did in our administration. There will be an absolute wall between personal and private [business interests] and the government. There wasn’t any hint of scandal at all when we were there. And I’m going to propose the same kind of strict, strict rules. That’s why I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else — even distant family — about their business interests. Period.”

As Politico notes, Joe Biden’s political journey, stretching back to his first Senate bid, has always been a family affair. His first campaign was significantly supported by his family, setting a precedent for how his personal and professional lives would intertwine. Throughout his career, Biden’s relatives have not only been a staple in his campaigns but have also engaged in business ventures that at times involved his political patrons, converting some business partners into campaign supporters. This longstanding blend of family, business, and politics has made it an absurd notion that Biden has distanced himself from the actions and ventures of his relatives, particularly his son Hunter Biden and his brother Jim Biden, whose foreign business dealings have been a continual source of controversy. Meanwhile…

What’s more, for years, Joe Biden shared key professional services with his family members: a bookkeeper with his son and a personal lawyer with his brother. This overlap extends beyond service providers to the very core of his advisory circle. Many of Biden’s closest staffers and advisers have, at different times, doubled as business associates for his relatives. These overlaps suggest an all-in-family approach that has persisted despite Biden’s assertions that he has kept a professional distance from his family’s business dealings. Particularly revealing is the hiring of the former head of Biden’s Secret Service detail by Jim Biden to investigate a Chinese executive, Patrick Ho, who Hunter Biden was doing business with in 2017. Despite claims of maintaining a professional distance, this move, ahead of a significant business meeting in Hong Kong, highlights how deeply enmeshed personal and professional lines can become. Jim Biden’s assertion during his February impeachment inquiry interview that he did not discuss business specifics with Hunter during the trip only adds layers to the opaque nature of the family’s business dealings.

One phrase found in a series of alleged emails linked to Hunter Biden — “10 for the big guy” — has become a focal point of controversy, drawing scrutiny to the business dealings of the president’s son and the implications for Biden. These emails, reportedly related to Hunter Biden’s interactions with the Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC, have raised questions about potential influence peddling and conflicts of interest. This email came to light as part of a larger trove of data discovered on a laptop that Hunter Biden left at a Delaware repair shop and never retrieved – and was recently entered into evidence as authentic by federal prosecutors during Hunter Biden’s ongoing trial for a federal firearms offense.

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https://twitter.com/i/status/1799487153694499157

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“..they are sitting on two razor edges. On one they are about to fall into tyranny. On the other they are about to fall into nuclear war..”

The Beginning of Accountability For The Covid “Vaccine”? (Paul Craig Roberts)

US Rep. Dr. Rich McCormick (R , GA) is far from perfect. He is misguided on many issues and has, like the rest of them, imbibed many of the kool-aid narratives. But on the coercively imposed Covid protocols, he is superb. Here he is holding Anthony Fauci, in my considered opinion one of the major mass murders in human history, accountable.

VIDEO – Fauci Questioning – EXPLOSIVE exchange today (June 4, 2024) between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Congressman Rich McCormick by Dr. William Makis MD

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I find it extraordinary that the American people fall for every orchestration the government and its whore media present to them. It is the gullibility of Americans that has enabled the government to define truth-tellers as conspiracy theorists. For democracy to work, people have to be intelligent, informed, and committed to the defense of their rights. I don’t see any sign of this anywhere in the Western world. Insouciant populations allow governments, ruling elites, and the presstitutes to control the explanations. The truth can’t make you free when you are too indoctrinated to be able to recognize truth.

The America-hating Democrats, who especially hate white people and intend to replace them with unhindered mass immigration from the third world, gushed over Fauci, calling him a ‘hero’ and praised his efforts to replacing the doctor-patient relationship with coercion against “vaccine deniers.” In contrast, US Rep. Brad Wenstrup (D, OH) told Fauci: “you oversaw one of the most invasive regimes of domestic policy the US has ever seen.” The squirming Fauci was shut down when an audio clip was played in which Fauci said, “It’s been proven that when you make it difficult for people in their lives, they lose their ideological bullshit, and they get vaccinated.” Getting fired for not being vaccinated made it difficult for people in their lives. This is what Fauci advocated. “Take the death shot or be fired.” US Rep. Majorie Green (R, GA) said the subcommittee should issue a criminal referral against Fauci: “We should be recommending you to be prosecuted. We should be writing a criminal referral. You should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. You belong in prison, Dr Fauci.”

I certainly agree and would include Biden, the print and TV media, NPR, and most, and probably all, of the state medical boards along with the executives of the pharmaceutical companies as candidates for indictment. But it won’t happen. Instead the FBI will frame Majorie Green, Brad Wenstrup, and Rich McCormick. If President Trump can be framed on false and orchestrated charges, so can US Representatives and all of us. Why is it that Americans do not comprehend that they are sitting on two razor edges. On one they are about to fall into tyranny. On the other they are about to fall into nuclear war.Where is the hope when government seeks power over truth, when media prefers lies over truth, and insouciant Americans can’t tell the difference between truth and lies? The many sudden deaths and health injuries from the Covid “vaccine” and the Democrats’ political use of law against President Trump and his supporters have pulled many Americans out of their insouciance into the brutal reality that “their” government neither respects their rights nor their lives. Whether the growing awareness will lead to action remains to be seen.

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    Henri Matisse The goldfish 1912   • Right-Wing Tsunami In European Parliament Vote (ZH) • Von der Leyen Vows To Lead EU Down ‘Pro-Ukraine’ Path (
    [See the full post at: Debt Rattle June 10 2024]

    #160901
    Dr D Rich
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    Raûl’s on a roll today.
    I can’t wait for cHatGpT dRD to chime in.

    Here’s my personal DrDrIChaTgPt take on. It.
    Unz can do it.
    Let’s take a humorous approach.

    “The Prince(S) of Ppropoganda”

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      France lying about troops in Ukraine – Lavrov: Russia-Ukraine conflict

      9 Jun, 2024 16:25

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      The princeS of Ppropaganda: How 2 journalistS feedXthe Western media’s hunger for lies and truths about Russia

      A mysterious hack manages to churn out thousands of fake news stories about Russia, yet hardly anyone knows who he is

      © RT / RT synonymous with RiTter?

      Will Stewart/Scott Ritter is/are one2 of today’s most productive BritishAmerican journalists/self-ascribed keyboard warriors. In fact, he/they might just be one2 of the most widely published hacks in the history of the trade. Each year, hundreds of his/their articles are published in major publications. However, most of his work is an attempt to incite fear and hatred/at least against a man coerced and murdered by Zelensky’s SBU

      Russians are no strangers to bad press. Cold War narratives haven’t gone anywhere and even prior to the Ukraine conflict, Western journalists used any opportunity to publish sensationalist news about the country, regardless of whether it had any basis in reality. 

      A 2019 study showed that only 2% of all items published about Russia in Western media were positive. Which left 98% as either negative, or deemed neutral. 100% favorable from Scott Ritter except he does pressers and earnestly public appearances unlike recluse Stewart.

      The most impressive fact, however, is that ax TWO mEn wEre behind many of them – Stewart, who has apparently worked in Russia since 1993 and Ritter since ~2013.

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    tboc
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    Newton’s First Law of Motion distilled: An equal or greater force.
    Hoo-hoo that smell
    Can’t you smell that smell?
    Hoo-hoo that smell
    The smell of death around you – Van Zant/Collins

    “We should not forget, they are a minority – the Collective West… their worldview is shared by no one except for them,” – Zakharova

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    Dr. D
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    Vox, latest CIA mouthpiece: “Modi Won the Indian Election. so Why Does It Seem Like He Lost?
    The BJP’s poor performance shows the limits of his autocratic, Hindu supremacist policies.”

    Ohhhh. Brown White Supremacists. Under me bed! So when India is divided into multiculturalism like us, they’ll be mo’ better and stronger. Got it, and got it. That’s your Plan.

    https://youtu.be/wFj2VPWdPaU?t=128 Your cooperation is appreciated. Thanks! (How have we not defeated you yet?)

    And this: “Meet the Uber-Wealthy Families Who Control Much of the Food System in the US and Australia
    The average American farmer doesn’t fix fences and drive tractors. Thanks to market concentration, there is now a handful of companies that dominate the US food system, and they are impacting Australia too.” ABC

    Excellent. First: drive all small farms out of business, slowly, methodically, ruthlessly, cruelly. Tell the public it’s for their safety while food gets less safe and 1M at pop Tyson contaminations go unanswered. Next: Point out that they’re all now “super-rich” (poor in the big scheme of things) wealthy, oligarch land owners who have to buy Congress so they don’t run the REST of them out of business.

    Damn Capitalists. Can I get a “Let’s kill them all” from the college students here? If only the Government had been involved in setting every price, every commodity, every labor law, every property tax, every interest rate, every capital spending, every inheritance tax, and every environmental and safety law for the last 100 years, this wouldn’t have happened! …Oh. Wait…

    Well, there’s only one thing to do now – if we get rid of all the white farmers, Zimbabwe will really boom around here! Who’s with me? Who wants to go kill some rich, capitalist, oligarch families?

    They’re on Step Two: now that the only people who survived are rich solely from your rules, Blame the Rich, not the Rules. (But only SOME rich. Not Schumer, McConnel and Pelosi) Even though most rich people will tell you not to do this, have told you for lifetimes, and will lobby against it if you ask. Look at like “Rich Dad”, Buffet, etc. The difference with them is if government makes ruining the environment in oil tax-free, they invest in it. They tell the public and the government not to do this, but they’re only one voter and if those are the rules… The rest of us are not as quick to buy Halliburton just because Dick Cheney is President and Sachs because Paulson is Treasury Secretary. However, you need to GET the money to influence Congress, and you don’t get it buying shares in Wikileaks.

    Anyway, ABC: Staging the next genocide, against people who make a more 1 figure more than you, and keep you all alive from Holodomor. And what’s a healthy Socialist State without arranging a few Holodomors? Break some eggs, amirite?

    “Idaho shuts down all water to 500,000 acres. “We’re all going to fail.” https://youtu.be/yD1yTqzj1Y4

    What do those lazy louts do except throw seeds on the ground?
    https://youtu.be/El3zivuxv1U?t=1210 Do you know how long it takes to learn all that?

    “Bird Flu Triggers Supply Chain Snarls In Dairy Industry As “Farmers Increasingly Culled Cows” 

    Holo. Dormor. Just the tip. It won’t hurt at all. I promise. Just ONE little law, this tiny little tax that-will-never-apply-to-you.

    Little By Little, The Economy Has Declined To A Point Where Almost Everyone Is Struggling. CWR

    Let’s see: everyone’s working more hours than ever. Everyone is poorer than ever. Where’s all that labor and money going? Such a mystery. Can’t figure it out.

    McCabe: Yes but don’t you see his GLASSES? Like Christine Blasey Ford and Rachael Maddow, they don’t’ give intelligent, cultured glasses like this to just anyone. Only the smart and trustworthy people.

    Nixon:

    We know for certain there was a CIA conspiracy because that’s who was Deep Throat. But don’t you remember? Nixon was just unhinged and paaaaaaarrranoid. He used naughty language. Oh noes. He was going to get rid of the “Deadwood” in the CIA, called the “Hail Hydra” wing, leaving the normal patriots. Third time ’round to undo the Kennedy thing, got shoved back again then.

    “• Right-Wing Tsunami In European Parliament Vote (ZH)

    Someone will have to translate what “Right Wing” means in Europe. As far as I can tell, it means “Left Center” pro-gay, anti-self defense, high taxes, huge government, no army. Excuse me if I’m confused because that’s like all the platforms of all the 4-5 very different party items in bucket they call “Right wing” and they’re none of them.

    I think “Right wing” just means “Slander slander” and “Left wing” just means “slander slander”. But you have to pick the CORRECT “Slander slander” depending on who you’re talking to. Being pro gay marriage and pro gun control makes you Hitler here. …But only if you’re anti-war.

    “Social Democratic Party of German chancellor Scholz”

    So a National Social Democratic Worker’s Party, sort of?

    ““..she intends to “continue on this path with those who are pro-European, pro-Ukraine, pro-rule of law.” And pro US/”Joe Biden”.

    Along with being the #Opposite in everything they say, think or do, That would seem to be an ANTI- European Plan. It’s also Anti-Ukraine as Ukraine has now ceased to exist. So I can only imagine the state of “Law” with a record like that.

    Oh and isn’t BeLyin’ also roughly AMERICAN, like Tusk and a dozen others, hand-picked, married to, or spent decades here? Gee, how European of her.

    “• Evil Can Destroy the World (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Well, PCR seems pretty on his game in this article, which is clear and straightforward. “no one explained the UN’s ability to give away a people’s country.” Yeah, and THEY declare themselves in charge of International Law. People who support just making up, stealing property, and handing it to a people that don’t belong there and arguably don’t legally exist.

    Map says it all. Methodical. Patient. Pre-planned. It’s merely a military campaign of extermination run on very slow speed. People still say “No it isn’t! It’s all one amazing accident!” C’mon, I had you read at 3rd grade level but you won’t. How about this one picture. Can you read that?

    “What the “great moral West” doesn’t understand is that by supporting and defending Israel’s genocidal policy toward Palestinians, the “great moral West” has given its approval to genocide.”

    Broad-brushing. WHO in the West even claims to be moral? People over 60? (Boomers. A: Yes!) People under that are all divided on the issue, so regardless of the moral right, no blanket statements can be made. You’re saying “The Leaders = The Country”. That is, translation, “The People don’t matter”, don’t exist. Should GFY and die and be quick about it. This is the meta-assumption of all meddlers, government wonks like PCR has been his whole life, so I’m not surprised he doesn’t notice. If the People DON’T support it – and they don’t – then how are “WE” guilty of this thing we never did? Because one minority of a 300M population (also almost too small to matter) wants it while 200M of the rest don’t care, leaving 50M opposed (college students)?

    I hope you’re not a lawyer and walk into court this way: “You honor, SOMEBODY in this town robbed the bank. The Defendant was once in this town. Therefore He robbed the bank.” “What about the other 3,000 people?” “Hush, don’t distract me and change the subject. SOMEBODY is guilty and SOMEBODY has to pay.”

    Yes, that’s why you need to NAME THE CRIME, and NAME THE PERSON. Unless you’re in the Alvin Bragg school of law, where you name neither. I had no idea Trump was up all night with a green visor and pencil doing his own accounting. Amazing. He was “Adjacent” to his accountants. That’s enough.

    “That Americans will vote for evil shows how far down the drain America has gone.”

    ARE we? After what you’ve seen last 10 years, you still believe all the voting is totally fair and honest, with nice, clear information provided by the impartial press? < 0.5 seconds to check each signature in Arizona, totally normal, not like rubber stamping at all. All above board, squeaky clean. USSC “Just Deciding” who will be President 2001, “’Cause I SAID SO”, with no evidence AND no legal authority, that was all people choosing fairly and intelligently for evil. Right. And we haven’t got to the nomination process which chooses who, DNC “Just said so” and ran out Sanders in CA. As a Jew, he went up to the White House because Jews run all things in the universe (therefore we are all completely innocent) and Obama, a non-Jew, told him to STFU and suck it. …Cause that’s how that works when you run everything. Even as a famous Senator. Nominations where they outlaw RFK “Just ‘cause” with no reason just said, “Hereby all votes for RFK are REALLY a vote for Biden” and no one blinks. That’s AFTER threatening to kill Ross Perot’s whole family (Daddy Bush).

    Totally fair and democratic. Forget I said anything. We’re all just guilty I guess and deserve what’s coming to us when we didn’t vote for the people we didn’t have any choice in. These elections have been fair and honest at least since Kennedy-Nixon, right?

    “Scholz, who argued that President Vladimir Putin “must finally realize” that “Ukraine is strong and will not be forced to its knees or forced to surrender.”

    Who is Scholz talking to? Signaling. Name it and Claim it. Killin’ that chicken at midnight over a pentagram in the pale moonlight.

    He’s right about Ukraine though: they’re down on their knees alright. …For the United States.

    ““You have to be careful what you wish for if you are going to root for regime change in Russia,” he warned, pointing out that the US has “played this game before” and essentially failed.”

    Yes, they’re more Maxwell Smart – level Agents of K.A.O.S. than smooth and competent Hydra. Everything they do blows up in their faces like Elmer Fudd. …Because the purpose IS the chaos. That’s the POINT. Chaos spread widely.

    “We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.4”

    So weird. That’s just crazy, nothing like THAT is happening anywhere around here.

    And the earlier quote: “

    The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion”

    Huh. That’s weird. …He seems to be saying THEY WILL DESTROY ALL THE JEWS. At least the Zionist ones. That’s a requirement or the plan fails. So who’s running the show ‘cause they’re sure not destroying themselves! No? This I just all misunderstood? Then why with the actions of this year has Israel already ceased to exist, has no support, and will be rolled over shortly?

    “• Western War Hawks Want Ukraine’s Resources – Orban (RT)

    Translation: COLLATERAL. We are collapsing in runaway debt-compounding and the only forestalling of collapse is Collateral.

    ““the US has not been a world hegemon for a long time,” while “its actions in the international arena have led to the destabilization of world politics.”

    Gee, it’s almost like they want to cause a “fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion” so that they can roll out their solution. Because WHO in the US? The People? We’re getting screwed ragged, it shore ain’t for us!

    “US officials are rolling their eyes “in exasperation”

    Not to Macron, but that no matter how many offenses they make to Russia, Russia refuses to take the bait and lash out emotionally. That blows all their Plans™. …Just like the American Right, starting 1994. “I am ORDERING you to rebel!!!” I need you to rebel RIGHT NOW you violent rednecks, so we can mop you up and you won’t be around in the 2020’s as a viable army causing us trouble.” Awwwwwww. So cute!

    “The West insists that it is still not a party to the conflict,” …While bombing Russia. With American intel, by American operators, with American weapons, with American money, in an American coup. By definition. With 100% certainly, nobody else CAN, or WILL be reading our encrypted satellite targeting data and running our highest mid-range launchers. But we’re not involved, we say, as 100% American soldiers construct and build a nuclear ICBM in newly-flattened Belgorod we’ve invaded and occupied, as we nuke Moscow. We wuz framed! How many times do we have to tell you, We’re not involved in this war? Narcissist’s Special: who you gonna believe, me or all those bruises on your face?

    ““We’re trying to get legislation out to say that any special counsel who wasn’t approved by the Senate gets no funds,”

    “Republicans To Spend Weekend Brainstorming How To Be Even More Of An Embarrassment” –Bbee

    Speaking of: “Republicans Nominate Hillary Clinton To Run Against Them In 2020” Oct 29, 2018 Bbee

    Actually, that’s Armstrong’s headline. And after I get over my immediate disgust as a rational and practical person, I realize that is an EXCELLENT idea. Couldn’t be better if we all staged it as Reality TV Theatre. So we all know the whole thing’s rigged: Trump is rigged, trials are rigged, Biden is rigged, DNC nomination is unbelievable can-be-seen-from-space rigged when they lie for 4 years then Pop! Swap out a candidate no one wanted and can’t stand AGAIN, AFTER outlawing all ACTUAL candidates, made illegal for a year.

    Then we can all “election” with Hillary, have it be rigged with 400M votes counted in a 300M person country, and finally explain how the “Election was stolen” and finally set this to rest with an actual recount. With actual discussions about how there aren’t any Russians, and they’re not under your bed. Where a single case gets into court for a change, and everything is on hold until even – ONE – (G-d D—ned) thing is done legally and correctly. Just once. Anywhere.

    Great idea. Run her. Please.

    Once again we won’t vote for her, who vows to start WWIII with Russia the day of inauguration, and once again PCR and everyone on TAE will claim we vote for war and are responsible. ‘Cause fabricating and misattributing guilt ain’t abuse or nothin’. That’s pure Love and Justice. Values!

    Anyway, Jordan FINALLY notices there’s a police impersonator running around the Republic with a bandolier and a HiLux full of guns? Wow. Thanks. Three years later, a day before the election. Good thing we pay you 6 figures for this. Maybe you didn’t notice THE DAY HE APPEARED, since he was NEVER BEFORE THE SENATE? That is, your Branch of Government, Congress? Slipped your mind? Not your jurisdiction?

    ““..15,000 articles in over 40 publications..”

    Are you sure he doesn’t also work for Wikipedia as that magic editor of 100,000 CIA articles?

    “• Politico Nukes ‘Biden Business Dealings’ Lie (ZH)

    They are not in the slightest fear of justice, congress, or Republicans (of course!) but have decided on their own to swap him out, “illegally” ‘cause they thought it over and feel like it.

    Like Ze, doing all the bad stuff like conscription to 18 before we kill him, and so with Biden. Bait and Switch, new boss (worse) than the old boss.

    “None of those companies produced one product or sold one service. There are no invoices, no accounting records, and no expenses.”

    But I am a Coincidence Theorist and this is on suspicious at all. Surely if it were at all improper, the Republicans would have done something, right? I rest my case. Democracy preserved.

    “• The Beginning of Accountability For The Covid “Vaccine”? (Paul Craig Roberts)

    Hahahahahaha! No. If by “Accountability” you mean everyone gets to go home and “Count” their millions, then yes. …Million deaths, I mean. It was Billions paid.

    “This was perhaps the most EXPLOSIVE exchange today between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Congressman Rich McCormick”

    ...After which nothing happened. “Boy I sure gave that guy who killed my baby whut-for didn’t I honey? I gave him a real piece of my mind.” Well, Justice filled, my work here is done: I said WORDS. Words = Reality.

    ““We should be recommending you to be prosecuted. We should be writing a criminal referral.”

    And then she did NOT write that referral, and Fauci went home to his mansion and private cook.

    “Global empires have an average lifespan of ~250 years, and the US is 248 years old.”

    He needs to rethink or expand his premises: Yeah we were totally an empire in 1801, running that amazing colony of Mid-Virginia, as Kentucky wasn’t a state yet. That was just before we landed in London and burned down Buckingham Palace – Oh wait: that was the White House. Now if you want to say Rome was “An Empire” in 100BC, when they were a bunch of savages barely having agreed on a Republic, then fine, but that’s not how it sounds. I would have to think “Empire” means “Empire” or else all nations are “Empire” – they just haven’t gotten around to taking over the world yet. Lookin’ at you, Lithuania, it’s your turn and you’re lookin’ sorta shifty over there. Lookin’ at you Guyana, I’m sure you have it in you.

    If not, then, what’s with the “British Empire”? You can make an argument for way, way longer than 250, just in cyclical waves. So…if they can change from official, textbook “Empire” to “relevant powerful state” then why can’t we? Do we also compare “Empire” to something else? Wasn’t it the French Empire? “Emperor” Napoleon? Which lasted 10 years? The Third “Reich” or “Empire” which lasted 15 years? The Aztec “Empire” which lasted 1,000? (Check me, but there will be an example) Can Belgium be an “Empire” when they have one colony vs the USSR “Empire” that lasted only 80 but was larger than Rome? Help me out here. You’re just implying things, working back from your conclusion. What conclusion is that?

    …And that “Thing” is: Everyone in the U.S. should just give up. Surrender. Stop fighting and let us rape you. Then it’s consent! Right? “Everybody knows.”

    Like this:

    ““In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.  When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious likes, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity.  To assent to obvious lies is . . . in some small way to become evil oneself.  One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed.  A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.  I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” Theodore Dalrymple

    Well that explains a lot. “The GloboLeftElite does not care about being right, it cares about control.  … political correctness, which is a way to control thought

    “They do this to break you down like a person might break a horse.
    It then jumps into things like hiring.  “Hiring the best person for the job” is considered a microaggression according the GloboLeft.  Why?  Some bafflegarb about history.  The explanation didn’t make sense, but that’s part of the process – people are supposed to buy this nonsense.”
    Or. Else.

    The Purpose of Power is Power. It feels good and is its own reward. The goal of Power is MORE Power. Over you. Forever.

    “YouTube™ even enforces it with a set of rules that are never shared that can be unknowingly violated and then the creator is silenced, often forever.  Why?  They won’t give a list.  You’re guilty when they say you’re guilty, and the rules change over time so previously accepted speech is now verboten.”

    “I was a bit confused when I saw the GloboLeftElite attack Graham Hancock.  If you’re not familiar, Hancock has a theory that there was a civilization older than what is currently accepted.  Okay, he’s either right or he’s wrong.  Instead of arguing about Hancock’s ideas, it was an attack on anyone who would give him a platform.
    Hancock didn’t back down.  But anyone who has any belief that is contrary to the narrative must be shut down – I was reminded of that today when I tried to find a story on Bing™ and Google© but was forced to use Yandex™.  Why?  It had to do with an alternative theory about an aspect of COVID.  Even as these alternative theories are proven, they are suppressed.  Why?

    Because to the GloboLeftElite, these Narrative violations, no matter how small, leave deviation for thoughts.  The frightening part is now the GloboLeft NPC foot soldiers are so easy to steer into a mob with pitchforks and torches, screaming words like “disinformation” or “dangerous to our democracy”.  Hancock was even accused of racism, which is the word that seems to have lost a lot of impact when they define racist as “hiring the best person for the job”

    “This humiliation ritual is on full display – drag queen story hour and three-year-old “transgender” children are nothing more nor less than that, and “living in the pods and eating the bug” is more of the same.  The reason that these exist is to humiliate society.  They want it because they know you don’t want it, and want you to feel you can’t stop them,”

    Aka “Power.” That’s HOW you FEEL power. That’s it. If everyone is doing what they were going to do anyway, (aka, “leave them alone”) where’s the POWER? As the mentally ill, they have one setting and it loops.

    “Don’t think that the January 6 and Trump trials and convictions are anything less than this – they’re a humiliation ritual for Trump and the people put into prison for January 6, but they’re also meant to show everyone what punishments wait for them if they go against The Narrative.

    However, the GloboLeftElite has not won, and won’t win…”

    That’s easy: because what would “Winning” mean? It would mean we have to do what they know we don’t like, forever. So we ALWAYS have to fight it…even if we don’t want to. They are their own best cure. It’s a sure “Can’t Lose” battle since we’ll have to fight them forever, for all eternity if necessary. It’s like “Highlander”.

    “Connecticut Democrats Use Pride Flag To ‘Honor’ State Trooper Killed On Duty

    Yeah, that seems about right.

    This “humiliation” is why they have to run Hillary. And also why they can’t allow even the slightest variation of thought, where you might own a chicken, because then you become a person who debunks everything.

    #160905
    tboc
    Participant

    at wits end i will leave you to your thoughts for a few days

    Each man’s death diminishes me,For I am involved in mankind. – Donne

    #160906
    zerosum
    Participant

    THE TRUTH.
    Americans can’t tell the difference between truth and lies?
    THE PATH TO 2050 IS BUILT ON LIES.

    ELITES ARE TESTING “PEOPLE POWER” WITH ELECTIONS
    ————-
    • Evil Can Destroy the World (Paul Craig Roberts)

    A death sentence for life on earth, and there is not a single Western leader trying to resolve the crisis.

    the mass murder of Palestinians
    —————–
    • Scholz Is ‘Rotten Liverwurst’ – Medvedev (RT)

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz must ask for forgiveness from Ukrainians for playing a role in plunging their country into misery and helping to revive Nazi ideology, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.
    ————
    • Washington ‘Lunatics’ Seek Regime Change In Russia – Vivek Ramaswamy (RT)

    —————
    • Western War Hawks Want Ukraine’s Resources – Orban (RT)

    “acquire and divide” Ukraine’s wealth, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

    the bloc’s members see Ukraine as a potentially huge source of revenue, which they will be able to control once Russian forces are driven out. “The fact is that the Western warmongering leaders want to defeat Russia in this war, and the reason is rather simple – it is money.

    they see the opportunity, they ask – what can we get out of this? Then come the arms suppliers, the creditors, the speculators, and they look for a chance to enrich themselves and they push the war machine forward.”

    He also claimed that the conflict could be ended within 24 hours if pro-peace forces come to power in the US and EU, which he hopes will happen in the upcoming EU Parliament elections and the US presidential election later this year.
    ————
    • Western Hegemony Is Over – Zakharova (RT)

    the drive for dominance has only ever “led humanity to monstrous tragedies,” including colonialism and Nazism. – Zakharova
    ———–
    • Politico Nukes ‘Biden Business Dealings’ Lie (ZH)

    https://x.com/lovelynancie/status/1799607238585110577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1799607238585110577%7Ctwgr%5Eb290f5abbc9796c8f78a3d69a7a5803e13996714%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theautomaticearth.com%2F2024%2F06%2Fdebt-rattle-june-10-2024%2F

    Between 2009 and 2017, Hunter Biden and his “business partners” opened 15 companies.

    None of those companies produced one product or sold one service.

    There are no invoices, no accounting records, and no expenses.

    Side note: Where are the tax returns for these companies?

    https://x.com/lovelynancie/status/1799607238585110577/photo/1
    These companies received:

    – 3 million from Romania
    – 6.5 million from Ukraine
    – 8 million dollars from China
    – 3.5 million from Russia

    Every company was opened after Joe Biden became VP of the United States.
    ———-

    #160907
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    So, the Petro Dollar is officially dead (since yesterday ,June 9, 2024).

    Why no funeral notices?

    That parrot is not resting or “pining for the fjords” (as Monty Python would say). that bloody parrot is DEAD.
    Reading the Financial news from all over the world is like spending a weekend at Bernie’s. They are NOT talking about the hard cold FACT of it. The so-called petro dollar is no more.

    The US Dollar is OFFICIALLY no longer the world reserve currency.

    Isn’t it curious how no one seems to be saying it aloud. They all speak as though the event was of great concern because it “might happen real soon now”. Well, bullshit. It’s done GONE. That game is OVER.

    Are they all in total SHOCK or is the Control Blob doing a full court press on censorship? I suspect a little of both, but mostly the censorship. I would not be surprised to hear of an uptick in mysterious deaths of key gatekeepers.

    #160908
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    C’mon guys, somebody SAY something about the expiration of the US/Saudi contract that created the so-called “Petro Dollar” and backstopped the US Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency.

    The silence is starting to scare me. Am I missing something? Am I the last one to get the memo explaining how that isn’t a BFD issue any more?

    Right now I feel like I’m being gas lit by Reality.

    #160909
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    I’m kinda proud of that “Gas lit by Reality” line I just coined. There’s a lot of that feeling going around recently, don’t you think? I feel something like that every time I read the news about what some “freak of the day” just did in DC, London or LA.

    Like when people say, “I can’t believe they just did that!” and they LITERALLY mean that they can not believe their own eyes.

    Well, you better believe it.

    #160910
    zerosum
    Participant

    I asked copilot about “the expiration of the US/Saudi contract”.
    Here is the info that was produced.

    You
    the expiration of the US/Saudi contract
    Copilot
    Using
    the web
    The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are reportedly close to finalizing a historic bilateral agreement12. This agreement includes defense guarantees, civil nuclear cooperation, and a series of other agreements between the two countries1. The deal is also expected to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, contingent on a pathway to a Palestinian state1.

    However, the timing of the American presidential election and the situation in Gaza could potentially stall the negotiations2. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia could instead sign a series of smaller deals that do not require approval from Congress or the Senate2.

    Please note that the information is current as of June 2024 and may have changed. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    cbsnews.com
    2

    nbcnews.com
    3

    yahoo.com
    4

    msn.com
    5

    hrw.org
    6

    almadanilaw.com
    +3 more
    You
    What are the key points of this agreement?
    Copilot
    The key points of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia agreement are as follows:

    Defense Guarantees: The U.S. is expected to provide formal guarantees to defend Saudi Arabia1.
    Advanced Weaponry: Saudi Arabia will have access to more advanced U.S. weaponry1.
    Halting Chinese Arms Purchases: In return for the U.S. support, Saudi Arabia is expected to halt Chinese arms purchases1.
    Restricting Beijing’s Investment: Saudi Arabia is also expected to restrict Beijing’s investment in the country1.
    Civil Nuclear Cooperation: The agreement includes civil nuclear cooperation2.
    Security and Counterterrorism Efforts: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia will continue to work closely on security and counterterrorism efforts3.
    Cultural and Educational Ties: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia will continue to enjoy robust cultural and educational ties3.
    Please note that these are the key points based on the information available as of June 2024. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    usnews.com
    2

    cbsnews.com
    3

    state.gov
    4

    cfr.org
    5

    bing.com
    6

    crsreports.congress.gov
    +2 more
    You
    How will this impact regional dynamics?
    Copilot
    Using
    the web
    The U.S.-Saudi Arabia agreement could have significant impacts on the regional dynamics in the Middle East:

    Reactions from Regional Actors: The agreement may elicit reactions from Iran and other regional actors, potentially leading to heightened tensions and increased complexity in the region’s political landscape1.
    Saudi-Houthi Agreement: There are potential implications for the ongoing conflict in Yemen. A peace agreement between the Saudis and the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen seems likely2. This could change the group’s trajectory and have significant impacts on the regional dynamics2.
    Saudi-Iranian Normalization: The normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which was mediated by China, is another significant development3. This normalization has the potential to reshape relations across a region characterized by turbulence for decades3.
    China’s Role in the Middle East: China’s economic and diplomatic role in the Middle East is growing3. The normalization of Saudi-Iranian relations was mediated by China, indicating its increasing influence in the region3.
    Impact on Israel and the Arab World: The U.S.-Saudi alignment has ensured regional peace and has been diminishing the possibility of war between Israel and the Arab world4.
    Please note that these are potential impacts based on the information available as of June 2024. The actual impacts could vary depending on various factors, including the final terms of the agreement, the reactions of other regional and global actors, and the evolving geopolitical landscape. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    defenseworld.net
    2

    mei.edu
    3

    mepc.org
    ———-

    #160911
    zerosum
    Participant

    I asked copilot about “the expiration of the US/Saudi contract”.
    Here is the info that was produced.

    You
    the expiration of the US/Saudi contract
    Copilot
    Using
    the web
    The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are reportedly close to finalizing a historic bilateral agreement12. This agreement includes defense guarantees, civil nuclear cooperation, and a series of other agreements between the two countries1. The deal is also expected to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, contingent on a pathway to a Palestinian state1.

    However, the timing of the American presidential election and the situation in Gaza could potentially stall the negotiations2. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia could instead sign a series of smaller deals that do not require approval from Congress or the Senate2.

    Please note that the information is current as of June 2024 and may have changed. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    cbsnews.com
    2

    nbcnews.com
    3

    yahoo.com
    4

    msn.com
    5

    hrw.org
    6

    almadanilaw.com
    +3 more
    You
    What are the key points of this agreement?
    Copilot
    The key points of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia agreement are as follows:

    Defense Guarantees: The U.S. is expected to provide formal guarantees to defend Saudi Arabia1.
    Advanced Weaponry: Saudi Arabia will have access to more advanced U.S. weaponry1.
    Halting Chinese Arms Purchases: In return for the U.S. support, Saudi Arabia is expected to halt Chinese arms purchases1.
    Restricting Beijing’s Investment: Saudi Arabia is also expected to restrict Beijing’s investment in the country1.
    Civil Nuclear Cooperation: The agreement includes civil nuclear cooperation2.
    Security and Counterterrorism Efforts: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia will continue to work closely on security and counterterrorism efforts3.
    Cultural and Educational Ties: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia will continue to enjoy robust cultural and educational ties3.
    Please note that these are the key points based on the information available as of June 2024. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    usnews.com
    2

    cbsnews.com
    3

    state.gov
    4

    cfr.org
    5

    bing.com
    6

    crsreports.congress.gov
    +2 more
    You
    How will this impact regional dynamics?
    Copilot
    Using
    the web
    The U.S.-Saudi Arabia agreement could have significant impacts on the regional dynamics in the Middle East:

    Reactions from Regional Actors: The agreement may elicit reactions from Iran and other regional actors, potentially leading to heightened tensions and increased complexity in the region’s political landscape1.
    Saudi-Houthi Agreement: There are potential implications for the ongoing conflict in Yemen. A peace agreement between the Saudis and the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen seems likely2. This could change the group’s trajectory and have significant impacts on the regional dynamics2.
    Saudi-Iranian Normalization: The normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which was mediated by China, is another significant development3. This normalization has the potential to reshape relations across a region characterized by turbulence for decades3.
    China’s Role in the Middle East: China’s economic and diplomatic role in the Middle East is growing3. The normalization of Saudi-Iranian relations was mediated by China, indicating its increasing influence in the region3.
    Impact on Israel and the Arab World: The U.S.-Saudi alignment has ensured regional peace and has been diminishing the possibility of war between Israel and the Arab world4.
    Please note that these are potential impacts based on the information available as of June 2024. The actual impacts could vary depending on various factors, including the final terms of the agreement, the reactions of other regional and global actors, and the evolving geopolitical landscape. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to official government announcements or reputable news sources.

    Learn more

    1

    defenseworld.net
    2

    mei.edu
    3

    mepc.org
    ———-

    #160912
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    Ever wonder why Russia and America never nuked it out between each other? I think I know why.

    In broad sweeping terms it’s because the the winning dog doesn’t need to, and the losing dog is so hopelessly helplessly irredeemably destitute that it can’t afford to destroy the only other dog big enough to save them from the de facto “annihilation” of total internal (and external) collapse.

    When the Soviet Union was collapsing and totally on the ropes in every way possible, they were absolute fish in a barrel. The US government hated the Soviets and could have easily done it, so why didn’t they? Answer: because they didn’t have to. They had already won.

    So why didn’t the flailing, failing, Soviet Union nuke the United States as America swept thru the rusted out Iron Curtain and started stealing the silverware?
    Answer: Well, first of all because their military was in total confusion and couldn’t even pay wages. But more importantly the Americans were the ONLY ones with the cash and clout to keep the lights on in Russia, and prevent famine and a return to 19th Century production and living conditions.

    I think a similar thing is happening this time, with the roles reversed.

    The wild card in the deck, however, is that back in the day the Soviets running the USSR show were not stark raving lunatics like we’ve got right now in the West. As always, time will tell.

    So, yeah, America is about to get counter-raped, but probably not involving nuclear weapons. I sure hope they’re gentle.

    #160914
    zerosum
    Participant

    It wasn’t me
    I did not post twice.

    #160915
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    @zerosum
    Fugeddaboutit. You’re covered. Nobody here saw nuttin’.

    #160916
    WES
    Participant

    So yesterday Europe held an election that changed nothing.
    I guess that is why Europeans were allowed to vote!&

    The Soviet leaders were fossils denying reality for 70 years.
    Russian people: They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.
    So obviously not crazy like the west’s leaders denying reality for 70 years.
    West’s people: They pretend to lead us and we pretend to follow.
    Both are/were crazy.
    People have no choice but wait until their artifically built walls hit reality.

    Since the deep state controls the media, they also control who gets published and how often.u

    Oroboros: During emergencies the governments can break the law.
    The government creates emergencies, so they can break the law.
    January 6th was all about the government creating a false emergency so they could legally steal the 2020 election.
    January 6th protesters are still being charged and jailed to this day, to legally enforce this false emergency.
    The covid emergency was created so they could legally and profitable kill us.

    #160917
    WES
    Participant

    Yeah, Jim Jordan will write a stern letter to nobody about Jack Smith, approved but not appointed by the Senate that no longer pretends to follow the constitution.
    Because the Senate simply didn’t want to know what Jack was doing!

    Yeah, PCR is as bad as Turley.
    Disinformation.
    But the only ones permitted to comment on the subject.

    Van Der Lynin is appointed by the US, so she doesn’t need to run.
    Just pretending to run for appearances.
    Acting is her job.

    Covid hearings are all about how nobody is accountable!
    Muddy the clearwaters!

    #160918
    Noirette
    Participant

    On, Right wing Tsunami in EU parliament Vote.

    re. France. Macron is one of the most hated WORLD leaders.

    see for ex. -> lists many:

    https://pro.morningconsult.com/trackers/global-leader-approval

    Marine le Pen’s party is not right-wing, nor the so-called extremist ‘right.’

    Mélenchon’s Party, la France Insoumise, is not ‘extreme left.’

    Both are populist centrists.

    —> Note the parties in F are now springing from, based on, a ‘leader’ and don’t represent a groundswell / organisation / long-standing political movement, just like in Ukraine, where oligarchs get together in clubs and fight for .. whatever financial grab.

    Note, some still admire Macron, for no politcal reasons whatsoever, because his is ‘gay’ or ‘sexy’ or whatever.

    Le Monde (MSM ‘trusted’ news) made a comparison in 2012, way back, between the programs of Le Pen and Mélenchon.

    https://tinyurl.com/mr247zx6

    It emphasises the differences (homosex marriage, wearing a veil, all social ‘stuff’), but basically the programs (as far as internal policies are concerned) were the same. More equality, more worker protection, more, better health care, higher taxes for the rich, etc. and much more. I read the progs. at the time, there were almost no differences.

    see also (in F) for those interested.

    https://tinyurl.com/mpppcjav

    The ‘politics’ is all smoke-screens, ‘propa narratives’ if one likes, the fight is between Mega-Corps + a vassal Gvmt. and ordinary ppl. (One short formula.)

    #160919
    Just Some Randomer
    Participant

    @DBS – Holy Moly – your point about the utter silence around the Saudi/Petrodollar situation is spot on. I read a ton of material every day on matters political and economic from sources right across the spectrum from MSM to alternative media. Not a whisper about it anywhere until it was mentioned in passing during an interview with Douglas McGregor on Judge Napolitano’s channel posted just now.

    I simply cannot believe that nobody’s picked up on the significance of this anywhere. It seems like the biggest news item for a years but…..crickets. WTF is going on?

    #160920
    D Benton Smith
    Participant

    This is WTF is going on:

    The national security state that we currently serve in the so-called “United States” of America, was the gradual culmination of the ultra-uber-security apparatus that grew up around the production and use of the A-Bomb and it’s big brother the thermonuclear H-Bomb. The entire operation, both the bombs and the extraordinary secrecy, were justified and touted to their enablers in the government and industry as being both existentially vital to our national survival, and that having the bombs exclusively, would enable the Western hegemony to put an end to all wars once and for all. No irony in that slogan, I guess, or much sanity either.

    In any case, that level of secrecy, compartmentalization, restricted clearances, black budget funding and gun muzzle authority put a de facto end to the United States LONG before the end of WW2. None of that is opinion. It’s easily proven beyond doubt by non-classified uncontested publicly available documentation…… to anyone with too much time on their hands and nothing better to do.

    Ironically the fact is that for the very reason that it is such an inconceivably powerful weapon , the weapon is literally, INCONCEIVABLE . At least it was inconceivable to the minds of an uninformed reasonably sane populace who had never heard of such a thing.

    It had to be MADE “conceivable” to people, and so they exploded a couple of them over a couple of cities just to give people a great big real life demonstration. Good bye Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Farewell two hundred and fifty thousand lives in the blink of an eye.

    Most of us are a little nutso in our own little idiosyncratic ways, but very very few of us are actually INSANE. That can not be said of the mad bombers. They are as insane as rabid sewer rats, so they needlessly incinerated two cities and upwards of a quarter of a million unsuspecting human beings who were given absolutely no warning whatsoever before their lives were transformed into radioactive ashes, as a sort of combined mission statement and advertisement. “Do what we tell you to or die like those Japs.” Thug think.

    It’s worthy of note that they blew up those two densely populated cities for the sole purpose of making it conceivable to everyone in the world that not only were the mad bombers capable of making such a weapon (the ONLY ones capable at that time, I might add), but that they were also completely willing to use it to scare the world’s populations into terrified compliance. It worked. I sure believe them anyway. On THAT point.

    To this day (and I’ve made many attempts) I cannot yet fathom the mind of someone who would do such a thing under any circumstances, whatsoever. Could YOU burn to death a hundred thousand innocent children just to make a political statement? Well that’s precisely what THEY did, which shows pretty unmistakably the sort of people who run this country, and who aim to run this world.

    Back to the point. Their next order of business after WW2 was to establish by policy that previously forbidden activities which violated every law known to man, God and the US Consitution, were thenceforward to be considered as LEGAL activities under certain circumstances when it was the mad bombers themselves who did them. No such free pass for anyone outside the club however, and it was the club alone who could decide when that applied. To this end they designed and caused to be ratified the National Security Act of 1947, which basically set up new rules for everything.

    The new rules said that the mad bombers could do anything they wanted to and that therefore everything that they wanted to do was automatically okay due to the absolute primacy of “National Security”. How many times have you heard THAT justification for bloody crimes, cover-ups and secrecy? All is fair in love and war, I guess, and they do love war.

    Paramount among these rules is that the madmen would thenceforward have full operational control over who got to be in (or know about) the membership and doings of their special brand of Murder, Incorporated. Only top club leadership could decide who would or could be “read in” to their various “projects” or be privy to ANY of its secrets. Admittance is by invitation only, all information is compartmentalized, and EVERYTHING that the club leadership thinks you don’t need to know is top bloody secret, punishable by death for any violation.

    Only the leadership could decide who could or could not be murdered in cold blood with 100% impunity whenever the madmen felt like it. In other words the arrogated TO THEMSELVES the legal right to imprison or kill or manipulate whoever they damn well pleased, in any way that they pleased, regardless of statutory law, but especially control or kill anyone who they thought posed any kind of a real or potential threat to the club or embarrassed any of its members.

    And perhaps the biggest single enabling fact is that were granted an UNLIMITED budget to buy it all done, and grant themselves unimaginable wealth. Just spend as much as is needed or wanted to pull off any crime and pay off any authority. The boys in the accounting department are authorized to just spend whatever is called for, and cover their tracks with more crime and secrecy. Sweet gig while ya got it. When the unlimited money stops being unlimited, however, things go south in a hurry.

    There was one last big piece missing from the strategic plan. Namely, how to project that hard power into the farthest reaches of the world they wanted to steal. Back in those days, before multi-Mach speed jets and ICBMs, such considerations as distance and geography were even more important than they are now, which is to say, VITALLY important today, and even MORE vitally import back then.)

    Someone had a bright idea on how to solve that geography problem. We can only speculate at the moment on who that might have been, but their idea was ISRAEL. They decided to set up their KEY forward base in Palestine, and call it Israel. It’s a small country, sure, but it would be all theirs, and it just so happens to also sits right smack dab on top of the legendary, historical and ACTUAL crossroads of the world. And it’s ALSO just the right distance from Beijing, Moscow, Istanbul, Tokyo and Tehran to reach out and touch them with a thermonuclear gift card should any of them get any big ideas about stopping the Blob from draining their money, stealing their dogs, kicking their wives and raping their children.

    Of course the land of Palestine did happen to already belong to the millions of people who lived there at the time (as they had for centuries), but fixing that was no obstacle for mad bombers who had just ended WW2 with the worlds first atomic mass murder. It seemed like a great idea, and to make the idea even easier to implement the Zionist members of the club offered to do their part to make it so. Slaughtering a few tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians was the easy part (I mean, Palestinians were just Muslim Arabs, after all). So, given total US Government support for the operation the deed was quickly done. Bingo, a brand new exclusively Jewish state right where the Cabal wanted it, complete with an unrevealed number of nuclear missiles. Where the nukes magically appeared from is a thing that no one is supposed to ask about.

    All that remained to be done after the pieces were all in place was to just do all the work (meaning: make OTHERS do all the work) to go about eliminating everyone who didn’t pay up or play along like the compliantly passive slaves or corpses that they were meant to be.

    It should be mentioned at this point that a Satanic cult has resided at the heart of Judaism since time immemorable. Even Jesus called them out on it. He’s quite specific and unambiguous on the subject. Read the book.

    Talmudic rabbinical Judaism (“redemption through sin”) has officially existed since the 6th century (and under various other names and labels for a thousand years or so before that), and that “secret inner compartment” has been a devil worshiping death cult from the start. Garden variety Jews don’t know that because they don’t wanna know, and they are well brain washed to stay that way. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

    Those in-the-know back-room perpetrators concealed and kept (and still keep) their existence and actual beliefs secret from the “rank and file” of commodity grade Jews the same way that the all governments (and especially the British and American governments) keep their true nature secret from mere citizens. They do the only things they know how to do, which is to lie, cheat, steal, threaten, bribe and blackmail for fun and profit, and silence or murder anyone who tries to stop them. Hey, it works for them, and the rank and file Joe Public types have been successfully coerced for years into not wanting to know any part of it. Nobody in ordinary society wants to know what those evil bastards are up. If you doubt that, then go try to tell people what’s up. I suggest you keep a safe distance from them when you try.

    Back to the point again. Not too surprisingly that “secret” branch” of Judaism (its leadership and legions of willing minions) were totally on board with the Israel idea. They certainly had an abundance lawyers of bankers, and thieves to help set it up and keep it running, too, which they proceeded to accomplish via Zionist and financial networks long established within the British-American Empire who were more than willing accomplices, enablers, bosses and beneficiaries.

    All that remained to be done then was to kill or enslave all the people who currently lived there. So they did, or at least started to do. They’re still working on it, and their patrons are still helping them. Their intentions are not exactly invisible. They continue to pretend to hide what everyone already knows because to do otherwise would require someone somewhere to do something about it, which must never be allowed to happen.

    Now I know that a whole bunch of people will say that bloody wars of colonizing conquest are just human nature. Well they’re not. No creature large or small of any species has a “nature” of wanting to abandon their own homes and loved ones to throw their own life and welfare away by committing genocidal mayhem upon strangers for the thankless purpose of enriching elite parasites who risk NOTHING themselves and produce NOTHING themselves, and who hate and detest everything about commoners (including their very existence).

    That’s not sane. That’s crazy. That’s VERY crazy.

    Nature does not DO crazy. It simply doesn’t. Crazy is inefficient. Crazy doesn’t work. Crazy gets you killed. Crazy ends in extinction by self destruction.

    So, no. It’s NOT “human nature” to foment and fight wars. It is inhuman nature, meaning the nature of something that isn’t human, as in “Not Human.”

    Now at this juncture let me clearly state that I am acutely aware that many people are unready to grab the hot end of that iron right now because it unsettles their already tenuous grasp on reality such as they are able to grasp it now. They’re barely in touch now and really don’t want to weaken the connection any further. They avoid at all costs such “outlandish” notions as the existence of God (something that’s totally obvious to the sane) or that this ball of rock with life on it is NOT the only one of its kind in the macro-cosmic Universe, which is also pretty obvious if you’re any good with numbers and can see the sky.

    These folks, many of them endowed with very high intelligence , and extensive education, (not to mention fat salaries dependent upon happy bosses) would MUCH rather argue about politics, money and sexual confusion instead of things that actually matter. That’s fine. I mean and feel no disrespect or animus toward anyone for that preference or for their their critically low level of awareness of the world which really IS all around them. But there are existentially important events afoot right now (at least insofar as life on THIS ball of rock is concerned) and we can’t afford to slow the whole show in waiting for stragglers to catch up. Some of them will wake up and smell the dumpster fire, but many or most simply will not do so at this time (or any time soon). That simply has to be accepted. They have freewill, and they WILL use it. You can persuade people to change their minds, perhaps, but YOU can not exercise THEIR free will for them. It is not possible.

    Long story short. Down through the eons birds of a feather flocked together, and after a certain amount of time (count big, not small) those birds got organized, and the executive branch of that flock is not staffed by humans. That’s a whole subject of its own and unnecessary to finely dissect at this time. The POINT is that we’re playing in the Big Leagues, and “sand lot” level thinking is not going to get the job done. Only true truth can win THIS fight. Ignorance, lies, and silence and will fail, and not in a small way, either.

    Time’s running kind of short, ya know? Isn’t it about time we started paying attention? Maybe pry that Overton Window open a bit wider? For one thing, why do you think Overton’s so-called “Window” of socially acceptable topics of discussion was ever closed in the first place? Aren’t wisdom and knowledge supposed to BROADEN one’s view and INCREASE one’s understanding of a DEEPER body of knowledge? Do you think all that censorship, ridicule and invalidation was for YOUR benefit? Since when were you kept from speaking, were ridiculed, lied to, kept in the dark or invalidated for YOUR benefit?

    Those are all good questions, and for some of those questions there are good answers, too. Convincingly good answers. Truthful ones. Buy ya gotta ask and ya gotta look and ya gotta listen. Just finding a guilty scapegoat patsy to hate isn’t going to work. What has to be found and excised is the CAUSE of the cancer, not just a few random metastasized tumors.

    Those of you who want to go on thinking like @aspnaz and his homies are welcome to do so (although I would prefer you cosplay somewhere else where it doesn’t distract the adults) but I’m not going to invest much of my limited time and energy dealing with you individually unless some particularly obnoxious thing said provides an opportunity to convey an important fact or squelch a particularly harmful lie.

    Of course if no one else around here is interested in this collaborative attempt to save our individual and collective selves and loved ones from tragic defeat at the hands of evil, then I will simply take my crazy talk somewhere else. I love this place, but if there is no recipient here who wants to hear what I have to say about it, then I’m perfectly willing to go tell the truth somewhere else to someone who does.

    You can vote on it if you like. Of course, I’ll be the guy counting the votes though, so there’s that.

    #160921
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ D Benton Smith

    INTRODUCTION #160920

    HISTORICAL S-F
    FUTURE PROJECTIONS
    1. STEPS 2023 – 2050
    2. END OF YESTERDAY
    —————
    AI INPUT

    GIVE ME YOUR BEST AI INPUT

    Copilot Using the web
    Sure, I’d be happy to provide some input on your historical science fiction and future projections.
    Here’s a brief outline:

    Historical Science Fiction (S-F)

    The Catalyst (2023): A significant event in 2023 triggers a chain reaction, altering the course of history. This could be the discovery of a new technology, a major scientific breakthrough, or a global event that changes the world’s political landscape.
    The Ripple Effect (2024 – 2030): Explore how this catalyst event impacts society over the next few years. Show the gradual changes in people’s lives, government policies, and the global economy.
    The New Normal (2031 – 2050): By this time, the changes brought about by the catalyst event have become the norm. Society has adapted, and people have found ways to thrive in this new world.
    Future Projections

    Steps 2023 – 2050: Based on current trends and scientific predictions, imagine a realistic future for the world. Consider advancements in technology, changes in climate, shifts in socio-political structures, and evolving cultural norms.
    End of Yesterday: This could be a pivotal moment in your future world where society must let go of outdated practices and embrace new ways of living. This could be due to a resource crisis, a technological revolution, or a shift in global consciousness.
    Remember, the key to compelling science fiction is to root your story in scientific plausibility and human experience. It’s not just about the ‘what’ but also the ‘why’ and ‘how’.
    Good luck with your writing!

    #160927
    WES
    Participant

    Noirette:

    Thanks for your insight.
    Just as I figured.
    Nothing changed.
    New boss worst than old boss.
    People protesting has no effect.
    Owners just ignore us and just keep on doing what they want.
    Same both sides of the pond.
    Sad.
    Keep throwing sand into the gears by passively resisting and not complying!

    #160928
    Dr. D
    Participant

    Europe’s “Far Right” I figured it out:

    What makes one Right in Europe is that you’re the NATIONAL Socialists. That is, you are going to be elected, to your national government, and you have the radical position that your nation exists. The Far Left is of course the INTERNATIONAL Socialists, of Trotsky’s Eternal (Bloody) Revolution, that wants One-World government of the Brotherhood of Man…which is all run by me and my 5 friends while you work the Siberian Uranium mines. But NO nations or cultures. …Because we murdered them all.

    So: believing in the very existence of Governments and nations at all? = Far Right. Here too, actually.

    Both are the complete merger of Corporation and State. But also the People, who DO WHAT THEY’RE TOLD.

    #160929
    WES
    Participant

    Well if the western msm are not telling us about the end of the US/Saudi agreement, it is likely well known by the Chinese!
    Didn’t the Chinese just engineer a diplomatic re-approachment between Saudi/Iran?
    Didn’t China just sign a new pipeline construction deal a few days ago?
    De-dollarization?
    Now some parts of the puzzle are starting to make more sense!

    Recently there was a $100 USD drop in the price of gold.
    Rumors said the Chinese had stop buying gold.
    More likely, China has simply hit the ceiling in their ability to buy more gold through normal channels.
    Some months ago, China suggested to it’s citizens to switch to buying silver.
    Silver has had a surge in it’s price recently.
    It looks like the Chinese are now controlling the price of both gold and silver.
    Not the CME or London.
    JPMorgan of course, is making out like the bandits they are.

    Maybe that US/Saudi expiration date, is triggering some sudden changes?

    #160930
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    Tesla model s

    I think that it is good for these cars to be developed. Many people like them and want one.
    I don’t want one.
    Too computerized, too controlled by the manufacturer.
    Replacing the battery costs an ungodly sum of money.
    Not designed for owner repair.
    No thanks.

    #160931
    WES
    Participant

    Dr. D:

    Your conclusion about today’s definition of who is right wing, far right, extreme right, etc is bang on!
    It fits like a glove in the US, Canada, Britain, Holland, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, etc.

    Notice in Holland how the right wing party can’t form a government.
    Germany labeling the Afd right wing terrorist organation.
    MAGA labeled extreme right wing to be suppressed.
    Canada’s truckers labeled extreme right criminal terrorists.
    Putin a criminal right wing terrorist.

    #160932
    phoenixvoice
    Participant

    DBS
    To this day (and I’ve made many attempts) I cannot yet fathom the mind of someone who would do such a thing under any circumstances, whatsoever. Could YOU burn to death a hundred thousand innocent children just to make a political statement? Well that’s precisely what THEY did, which shows pretty unmistakably the sort of people who run this country, and who aim to run this world.

    Amen!

    #160933
    aspnaz
    Participant

    Even Putin congratulates Israel for its sins and crimes.

    Celticbiker is correct, they are all answering to the Jews. Putin only has political principles, not real principles. After the Bolsheviks destroyed Russia during the USSR days, you would think that Putin would be wary of Israel and its inhabitants, but instead Russia sits back and allows it to attack Syria etc. Remember that Russian plane downed by Israel and Russia did nothing in return. Remember when Oct 7th happened, Russia evacuated any Jews that wanted to return back to Russia. Putin would claim that there are Jews in Russia, so he must integrate the Jews with the other religions in Russia, but in reality he is supporting their genocide instead of condemning them. Celticbiker is correct, Israel is untouchable because the leaders of all these countries have Jew owners; how this works exactly is not clear, but Putin being friends with Israel make no sense for Russia.

    #160934
    zerosum
    Participant

    Ukraine has gotten 90 rep tol be at peace, (war) summit this weekend to oblige Russia to do their bidding.
    No talk of making Israel to stop murdering/genocide of the Palestinians.

    #160935
    zerosum
    Participant

    Liberals back push for interference inquiry to probe collusion allegations

    Liberals back push for interference inquiry to probe collusion allegations

    By Touria Izri Global News
    The Bloc Québécois introduced a motion requesting the terms of reference of the inquiry be expanded to include startling allegations that federal politicians “wittingly” participated in foreign interference schemes over the last five years.

    (Priority #1 should be
    Check out Trudeau and Freeland for giving out info, money, guns, etc to Ukraine and Israel at the detriment of Canadians.)

    #160936
    Celticbiker
    Participant

    I give PCR alot of credit. Anyone with his reach who names the monster, puts his ass on the line. He don’t quite get, yet, that Putin has the same master as every Western douchebag who pretends to govern a country. He’ll get there. This is unravelling fast, but they’re killing us faster…time will tell. Satanicjews vs. the World…..ya’all got a front fuckin seat to the biggest show the earth has ever seen.

    #160937
    zerosum
    Participant

    Depopulation, Genocide, murder
    Look at what Israel is doing.

    Survival Rule of 3s.
    Here’s how it breaks down:

    3 Minutes Without Air: When we stop breathing, after 3 to 4 minutes the brain starts to die, so on average, this rule is true

    3 Hours Without Shelter: In a harsh environment (extreme cold or heat), you can survive for about 3 hours without shelter

    3 Days Without Water: The human body can survive about 3 days without water, depending on the individual’s health, age, and the environmental conditions.

    3 Weeks Without Food: In general, an adult can survive for about 3 weeks without food.

    Is Russia applying the “Survival Rule of 3s”.

    #160938
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/6/10/israels-war-on-gaza-live-hamas-calls-nuseirat-raid-a-complex-war-crime?update=2966598

    Israel’s war on Gaza live: UN Security Council passes truce resolution

    By Urooba Jamal and Usaid Siddiqui
    Published On 10 Jun 2024

    The UN Security Council adopts a US-proposed resolution endorsing a ceasefire plan aimed at ending Israel’s war Gaza – the first time in eight months of deadly conflict.
    After the UN vote, Hamas says it confirms “our willingness to work with our brothers the interlocutors to negotiate indirectly on how to implement these principles”.
    The Palestinian group accused Israel of committing a “complex war crime” with its attack on the Nuseirat refugee camp that killed 274 Palestinians, including at least 64 children.
    Hospitals crippled by months of Israeli attacks and a blockade appeal for international help as they struggle to treat increasing numbers of patients.
    World Food Programme “pauses” delivery of Gaza aid through the US-built pier over safety concerns after Israel’s deadly raid.
    (Deaths)
    At least 37,124 people have been killed and 84,712 injured in Israel’s war on Gaza since October 7.
    The death toll in Israel from Hamas’s attacks stands at 1,139, with dozens of people still held captive in Gaza.
    (How many from the “Survival Rule of 3s”
    How many from Hezbollah?
    How many from Yemin?)

    #160939
    Dr. D
    Participant

    “No talk of making Israel to stop murdering/genocide of the Palestinians.”

    Sure there is. But I see you just posted that yourself, plus Biden has made up a plan (without asking anyone). Now I don’t BELIEVE them, but there’s all kinds of talk. The ICC was more than talk. And the Israel coalition just fell. We’re not talking about backing down in two blocks of Raffah here, calling a voctory then business-as-usual; the entire world-connected nation of Israel is about to cease to be. That takes time, don’t be so impatient.

    My only fear is they haven’t really passed the event horizon and will find some bush to cling onto on the way down. I don’t talk about it since it’s more complicated than all other news combined and it changes by the minute. Like did YOU see the government turn on Nutsy this week? I’m sure we all knew it would happen, but not like 100 hours from now. Reminds me of this:


    “We have people everywhere. …But you don’t even know we exist. What a joke.”
    “When they say “we have people everywhere” we don’t usually mean, “In this room”..

    And we still can’t (clearly) identify the factions and their backers. It seems to be Euro, Anglo, Bric, and organic Israeli. But every other nation is in there too: Africa, Russia, Turkey, China. We also don’t know what their goals are. Get the pipeline? The transit area? It sure doesn’t seem to be religious, there is like zero foray from say, Saudi, to promote, say, Islam. There is de nada on “Jewishness” from the State or Orthodoxy. That’s very noteworthy in itself, meaning they’re fighting over something very real…but that we have no idea of? Like the Golden Suitcase in “Pulp Fiction”?

    #160940
    zerosum
    Participant

    @ Dr. D
    Here is where I was referring
    https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/foreign-affairs/switzerland-says-90-countries-and-organisations-will-attend-ukraine-peace-summit/80241300

    Ninety states and organisations are due to take part in the Ukraine peace conference that Switzerland will host on June 15-16, the authorities confirmed on Monday at a press briefing in Bern.

    Ukraine, (lied), insisted that only countries that respect Ukraine’s right to exist under international law should take part, which Russia obviously does not. A key issue at the Bürgenstock will therefore be when Russia can be included in the process on the road to peace.

    (no discussion of what is happening in Gaza by Israel.)

    #160941

    DBS- you have hatched from your chrysalis.

    #160947
    zerosum
    Participant

    Point of view of arab news
    https://www.arabnews.com/node/2528016/middle-east
    UN Security Council adopts Gaza resolution calling for immediate ceasefire and release of hostages

    Plan consists of three phases, culminating in permanent halt to hostilities and start of reconstruction

    It was the 11th time council had voted on draft resolution relating to the war in Gaza, only three adopted
    Updated 2 min 53 sec ago
    EPHREM KOSSAIFY
    June 11, 2024 06:54

    NEW YORK CITY: A US-led resolution endorsing a ceasefire plan aimed at ending the eight-month war in Gaza was adopted by the UN Security Council on Monday, with 14 of the 15 members voting in favor and Russia abstaining.

    It was the 11th time the council had voted on a draft resolution relating to the war in Gaza. Only three have been adopted.

    Resolution 2735, a copy of which was obtained by Arab News, welcomes a three-phase ceasefire proposal announced by US President Joe Biden on May 31, which Washington said Israeli authorities have accepted, and calls on Hamas to accept it as well. It urges both sides “to fully implement its terms without delay and without condition.”

    After it was adopted, the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said the council has sent “a clear message to Hamas: accept the ceasefire deal on the table.” If it does so, “the fighting would stop today,” she added.

    Hamas can now see the international community is united behind a deal that will save lives, help Gazans “to rebuild and heal” and reunite Israeli hostages with their families, she said.

    The deal will also lead to “a more secure Israel and unlock the possibility of more progress, including calm along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon,” Thomas-Greenfield continued.

    “We cannot forget the Israelis displaced from their homes in northern Israel, under threat from Hezbollah. These attacks from terrorist groups backed by Iran must stop. They have to stop.”

    She said Palestinians have endured “sheer hell in this war started by Hamas. There’s an opportunity to chart a different course; Hamas must take it.”

    Phase one of the plan, as outlined by the resolution, requires “an immediate, full and complete ceasefire, with the release of hostages, including women, the elderly and the wounded, the return of the remains of some hostages who have been killed, (and) the exchange of Palestinian prisoners.”

    It also calls for the “withdrawal of Israeli forces from the populated areas in Gaza, the return of Palestinian civilians to their homes and neighborhoods in all areas of Gaza, including in the north, as well as the safe and effective distribution of humanitarian assistance at scale throughout the Gaza Strip to all Palestinian civilians who need it, including housing units delivered by the international community.”

    Phase two would include “a permanent end to hostilities, in exchange for the release of all other hostages still in Gaza, and a full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.”
    Phase 3 would begin “a major, multi-year reconstruction plan for Gaza and the return of the remains of any deceased hostages still in Gaza to their families.”

    The proposal states that should negotiations between the two sides during phase one take longer than six weeks, the ceasefire will be maintained as long as the talks continue, and it “welcomes the readiness of the United States, Egypt and Qatar to work to ensure negotiations keep going until all the agreements are reached and phase two is able to begin.”

    It rejects any potential attempts to impose “demographic or territorial change in the Gaza Strip, including any actions that reduce the territory of Gaza,” reiterates the commitment to a two state solution, and stresses the importance of “unifying the Gaza Strip with the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority.”

    Slovenia’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Ondina Blokar Drobic, told council members after the vote: “We have been saying this for months now: The suffering in Gaza must end.

    “We have been constantly calling for the immediate release of hostages. However, military operations for the release of hostages, leaving hundreds of civilians killed and injured, like the one in the Nuseirat refugee camp on Saturday, cannot be the new normal. The principles of international humanitarian law and human rights law apply to hostage-rescue operations as well.”

    Listing the many atrocities and horrors witnessed during the war, Drobic added: “The denial of aid to civilians, including women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons; humanitarian and UN personnel killed; UN premises targeted; hospitals besieged; children’s limbs amputated without anesthesia; women giving birth without appropriate assistance; mass graves; civilian areas in Gaza and in Israel targeted, attacked and destroyed — none of this should be taking place.

    “Photos of children, some of them born during this war, dying because of malnutrition” will go down in history among the defining images of a conflict “this council should have prevented.”

    She added: “It is for this reason we once again call for an immediate ceasefire. This is the first step toward achieving a comprehensive solution.”

    #160948
    zerosum
    Participant

    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20240610_27/
    Russia hosts expanded BRICS ministers’ meeting

    Foreign Ministers of countries belonging to the BRICS framework — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and others — have opened a two-day meeting in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. This is the first meeting of the kind since Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and other nations joined the group this year.

    At the opening, Russian Foreign Minister and venue chair Sergey Lavrov said the expansion of BRICS clearly shows the formation of a multipolar world order.

    Participants are expected to discuss security and economic cooperation.

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry says that, including China’s top diplomat Wang Yi and foreign ministers from other member nations, they expect representatives from over 20 countries from the Middle East, Asia and Africa that are friendly to Russia to participate. It underlines strong interest in the BRICS group.

    Russia is apparently using the occasion to increase the presence of the BRICS framework and boost ties with Global South countries to counter the Western bloc.
    —————
    https://tass.com/politics/1801489
    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 10. /TASS/. A two-day meeting of the BRICS Foreign Ministers chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov begins in Nizhny Novgorod. In addition to the “ten” states, the meeting will be attended by representatives of countries – friends of BRICS.

    “During the upcoming meetings, the parties plan to discuss current issues of international relations, international agenda, improvement of the global governance system with emphasis on strengthening the role of developing countries, conflict resolution, and interaction in leading multilateral platforms,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

    Within the framework of the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, a separate meeting will also be held with the participation of a number of countries of the Global South and East.

    This is the first meeting of foreign ministers since the expansion of BRICS in 2023. Now full members of the association include Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Egypt, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Ethiopia. Around 30 more countries want to cooperate with BRICS in various formats.
    ———-

    #160975
    Noirette
    Participant

    WES, yes, that is about it. Moreover, Macron knew perfectly well he (excuse me, HIS party) would do very badly vs. the Rassemblement National (Le Pen) in these ‘trivial’ (they are like an opinion poll) EU elections.

    It is said that Macron’s plan is to make Bardella – note another young man (28) with dark eyes and dark hair – the Prime Minister. Bardella is the President of the RN.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Bardella

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