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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle October 16 2023 #144819
    Noirette
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    UNWRA

    here their flash appeal, front page, for GAZA, today

    https://www.unrwa.org

    UNWRA is the UN agency that has between 30 – 40 K employees. Almost all of them are Palestinians, they are teachers, doctors, technicians, nurses, builders, specialists in this or that (waste disposal for ex.), and so on, paid to keep the refugees alive. One salary of course covers, serves, Idk, but for sure at least 2-6 other family members, and the services keep others alive.

    UNWRA. Services are available to all registered Palestine refugees living in its area of operations who need assistance. When UNRWA began operations in 1950, it was responding to the needs of about 700,000 Palestinian refugees. By 2019, some 5.6 million people were registered as eligible for UNRWA services.

    The wiki isn’t tops but best I could find for a short text.

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

    One has to realise that for ex. in Gaza, it isn’t possible to ‘work’ to ‘earn money’ – it is a prison camp, and the prisoners are paid for by ‘donators’ (like tax-payers in the US) for them to be locked up, fed, etc. UNRWA fulfills that mission. The money comes from donations to the UN, mostly from the US and the EU, plus Arab states.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 16 2023 #144816
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    Thanks for the vid. of Shahid Bolsen. I never heard / read someone being so clear about Isr. / US relations in brief vid/text before.

    (He leaves out the European vassals like Germany and France, and relations with Iran (…) for ex. OK…)

    I agree with him in the main, minor points aren’t worth bringing up.

    I have taken a lot of flack in my life from my teenage years for supporting Palestinians. I remember at age 13 I read in a newspaper that some movie star supported ‘the Palestinian cause’ and that gave me courage.

    The two-state solution has always been a kind of fakey fig-leaf touted from the US/West, sounding rational, etc. For 60 plus years nobody in the US – W / Isr / other has made any effort to implement it, as it is *agreed upon* that Palestinians can never have an ‘own’ state.

    In any case the territory is too small, too checkered and patchy, too ressource poor (gas fields off the Gaza strip – other story), too dependent on outside funding. Isr: from the US. Gaza: from UNWRA, int’l community.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 15 2023 #144810
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    re. language issue, Ukraine, meme: “Nobody speaks Ukrainian.”

    When the Donesk, Lugansk Oblasts split from Ukr-Kiev, 2014, one of the first things they did, in the space of a very few months, was to align the educational system (roughly, 6 -14 + years) with the Russian one. They up-ended the curriculum, changed the marking system to the Russian one – the aim was for children, later young ppl, to be able to qualify automatically to enter all schools (primary, high school, vocational, Uni..) in Russia.

    Russia supported this effort and sent some financial support (afaik not tremendous ..?) but school books aplenty. This has worked out, the Russian ‘acceptance’ is automatic.

    Ukr. post 1990, had a very peculiar basic edu. system. Parents could choose if they wanted their children to be educated in Russian or Ukrainian, with Ukr. naturally always being a ‘nationalistic’ choice. Anyway this meant that teachers either taught in one or the other lang. incl. say for math lessons, gym..

    Basically, language was used as a ‘ethnic – political’ marker. Very bad…

    In the D + L , teachers in or ‘of’ Ukranian were re-cycled, not fired. As the no. of pupils who wanted Ukr. education dropped, everyone just switched to Russian.

    Naturally, this is a very broad summary.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 14 2023 #144721
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    In prev. thread J. Day posted Sy Hersch’s ‘take’ on current Pal-Isr ‘war.’

    Following on, re. Hamas:

    Haaretz. June 2019.

    Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen visited Doha on February 5 in order to ensure Qatar continues its financial aid policy to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

    https://tinyurl.com/mtbkyrre (internet archive)

    Haaretz. June 2021.

    Hamas Warns Israel: If Qatari Money Not Let In, We’ll Renew Gaza Border Protests

    https://tinyurl.com/mth2tm8b

    (only the beginning is visible, pay wall)

    Jerusalem Post. October 2021.

    Hamas has secret foreign investments worth hundreds of millions – report.

    ‘Intelligence information indicates that from the early 2000s until 2018, Hamas controlled some 40 commercial companies in Turkey, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Algeria and Sudan, Double Cheque reported.’

    (Hype yet interesting)

    The Times of Israel. June 2021.

    Former Mossad chief says Qatari payments to Hamas got ‘out of control’

    ‘Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen suggested on Monday that it was a mistake to rely on Qatari funds in an effort to bring calm to the Gaza Strip.’

    https://tinyurl.com/bde7nfrz

    Back to the past, the Intercept, in 2018…

    ‘But did you also know that Hamas — which is an Arabic acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement” — would probably not exist today were it not for the Jewish state? That the Israelis helped turn a bunch of fringe Palestinian Islamists in the late 1970s into one of the world’s most notorious militant groups? That Hamas is blowback?’

    Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas to Bombing It

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 13 2023 #144681
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    Listened to Brian Berletic and his friend Angelo. (John Day mentioned this vid in prev. thread.)
    They see Hamas as a ‘radical group’ similar to the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quaida, ISIS, Azov battalion, etc. i.e. as, in some *important* measure, set up, encouraged, funded, directed and piloted by the US. (I would call that USuk, specially in the case of Israel.)

    Hamas, in short, is acting with extreme violence to provoke Israel into all-out war in Gaza (don’t remember right now what they say about the W bank, not much in any case) so that Isr. kills off the Pals there and takes that mini strip of territory, finally achieving part of its ‘aims’…

    In this vid, and in many other ‘analyses’, the Hamas attack is seen as a ‘version of’ 9/11, the pundits seeing 9/11 either as a false flag, or as ‘real’, no matter (which is odd), it serves to justify a horrendous counter-reaction. I posted previous, it was quite different, though of course there are similarities. Say, a few false reports of babies murdered, women raped (note, not on 9/11), real reports of women and children killed, here we have unlucky ravers, and many dead, used to justify an all out genocidal attack on a whole area, a whole ppl, etc. (Note, 14K mostly civilians many women and children killed in the Donbass don’t count..)

    The New Atlas. https://tinyurl.com/2kuc8es9

    I listened to the G. Diesen, Alistair Crooke, A. Mercouris vid. While doing cooking, maybe I missed some points, nuances.

    Crooke gives a summary of actions at the Al-Asqa Mosque, going back to the first Indifada. Plus his contacts with the Sharon Gvmt. at the time. He elevates it to a vitally symbolic site (rightly so, but what is the weight?), and points out that just recently 800 radical settlers stormed the Mosque. (Looking into that I saw many reports that said, fake news.)

    One interesting remark, he reports that Sharon said when America (US) is weak, we can establish Israel on Israeli land (trad. land includes the W bank, etc.) 1H. 20 mins. I listened to about 3/4.

    The Duran. https://tinyurl.com/5bfpncjc

    The implication (as I interpret + amplify it..) is that USuk loved and gifted their outpost Isr., manipulated it into hating Ayrabs / Muslims (funding will do the job), creating a divided, ‘apartheid’ society, always in ‘tension’ and ‘opposition, hate’, thus both parties are easily manipulated, and one (or another) can be spear-headed to act in one or another direction.

    Mearsheimer gives a different slant on history of Isr-Arab relations. 12 Oct. 26 mins w. Judge Napolitano.

    https://tinyurl.com/2ufnyyu6

    History of Isr. is like a Roscharch test, pick and choose, anything goes.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 13 2023 #144679
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    Macron has stamped VERBOTEN on pro-Palestine demos. Some are taking place nonetheless. These demos are reminiscent of the Gilets Jaunes, in the noise, cries, methods used by the ppl and the POLICE. While the GJ demos were repressed, viciously I might add, the demos were not illegal, as they were run by F workers and pertained to internal matters. 3 mins, in F, “We are all Palestinians” is the slogan adopted.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 10 2023 #144516
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    I had a terrible feeling when Hamas attacked Isr. What good would come of it, the only hope (as I posted before) would be to draw in others (Hezbollah, Iran, possibly Turkey..)

    Paul Craig Roberts (top post) *speculates* that Hamas was spurred – infiltrated – manipulated to attack viciously, thus providing an excuse for Isr. and Net-yahoo to finish off the Pal. problem via whatever means, taking territory, killing off the natives, etc.

    PCR makes an analogy with 9/11 (security services / intell / etc. ‘stood down’, in a typical false flag) but that is not a good comparison. 9/11 was a devastating attack (ppl died, yes, horrible) run by a small-ish Kabal who risked nothing. (Narrativ Kontrol.)

    Hamas fighters – thousands, all motivated, can’t be compared to 19 shadowy mythical figures with box-cutters on hand.

    Note, killing ppl via far-off (as seen on TV) explosion / demolition / air-plane downings, all of which can be ‘manipulated’ in the official accounts and news, is not comparable to going out on the street and murdering civilians, women and children, leaving their bodies on the ground, and taking hostages, threatening to cut their heads off.

    The former is movie-like, meme-prepared since a long time, it is distant, yet horrific it is felt, ppl’s hearts and minds are affected.

    The relatives of the dead… looked insincere to me at the time, but who knows…

    link no. 1 top of Goog ABC news, pay-offs to families of 9/11:

    9/11 Families, Except One, Receive Over $7 Billion

    Aug. 2011. https://tinyurl.com/2bvuxpce

    PCR (ok! a short post) doesn’t mention that the diversion of attention away from the investment, funding, commitment, etc. to Zelensky as the installed puppet in UKR, by an attack on the Most Holy Israel supported endlessly by the ‘Collective West’ – > is working fine with the MSM in concert…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 8 2023 #144430
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    Oroboros, that painting supposedly by Rothko announced as sold for 46 Million Dollaris doesn’t resemble Rothko paintings at all, imho it is a shoddy, even in-your-face ‘fake’, or let’s say a *pastiche* to be … hmm hmm nods head with high brows, mild —> following that all up would take too much energy.

    Yes, the art-world is a vehicle for ‘legal looking’ financial shenanigans, in a huge way.

    Note the crude yellow and bright blue (neither typical of Rothko), kind of clashing, not melding or complimentary in color, disposition – are an inversion of the Ukrainian Flag.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 7 2023 #144387
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    About Israel, the Palestinians on their own cannot prevail.

    The question is, who will join, support, them? Or, what other plots exist, what are the for-now unknown plans that might have been set up? Hezbollah, Hamas, Jihadists? Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Egypt? A mix, what?

    For now what I’m *guessing* -> it doesn’t look good for the Palestinians (I’m on their side…) No ‘big power’ or ‘force’ will go out on a limb. Not now. (Imho.)

    One effect will be to focus attention on the ME (USukisr vs. ‘Ayrab terrorists’) and the endless Isr-Arab fights drawing attention, funding, support away from Ukraine, which will serve to cover up the fact that US-NATO-UKRo fascists have lost to Russia and that the loss is irrevocable and Russia will dictate the terms of the settlement, after more attrition war, which will last as long as they plan.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 6 2023 #144273
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    error – Sept. 2003 => 2023

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 6 2023 #144272
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    re. prev. thread. —

    J. Dore, mentioned several times (Dr D. ..) was invited to speak at the last UN Security Council, Sept. 2003. (via virtual link.)

    Here he is, his speech is about Nordstream 2, he references Seymour Hersch, speaks about energy. 12 mins.

    https://tinyurl.com/msh8e89n

    Danny Haiphong (you-tuber) spoke at the UN security council on NATO’s UKraine aid, Aug. 2023. 12 mins.

    He was physically present, had a well prepared speech. His words: “I spoke at the latest convening of the UN Security Council on the dangers that Western arms to Ukraine poses to international peace and stability.”

    https://tinyurl.com/2j37eff7

    What the opening of UN SC to outsiders like this means Idk for now.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 5 2023 #144221
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    John Day thanks for keeping us up with Simplicius etc. You posted,

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/swiss-writer-sentenced-60-days-jail-calling-journalist-fat-lesbian

    Alain Soral, F + CH national, has been condemned about 20 times in France for ‘anti-semitism’ and other ‘speech’, ‘incitement to hatred’ etc. violations. (No physical violence). After many court cases, appeals, costing a bomb, etc. he moved to CH, to escape prison in F.

    The Swiss case has been complicated as all such cases are. Imho the ‘speech’ veered between ‘insult’ (e.g. “you are a fat lesbian pig” is merely an insult in Swiss law) and incitement to hatred (“you are a … and all your kind deserves being locked up, sent away or worse”) which can fall under ‘incitement to hatred’, which btw is a very new law in CH (2020.)

    CH resisted implementing such laws for a long time. This is the first time the law has lead to a condemnation. (! – Soral is perceived as a horrid evil creature, an internal enemy of France, etc.) Of course this is all BS and dancing around.

    Soral used to be a darling of the F intellegentsia, is an intellectual who has published several books, dabbled in film, regularly appeared on MSM TV, etc. Politcally, he has been a Communist AND a National Front supporter, i.e. refuses to embrace the neo-liberal center. …wiki in Eng gives some flavor:

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

    an extract:

    — In his book, Vers la féminisation? Démontage d’un complot antidémocratique, Alain Soral argues that women have always worked (in trade or agriculture, for example), and that housewives were mis-sold the idea of having their own careers by neoliberal capitalists. To him, feminism was invented by rich women and results in poor women working double “8 hours in the home and 8 hours at work” and would be better off just working in the home. Soral distinguishes two types of feminism: that of the “flippées” (“freaked-outs”), and that of the “pétasses” (“bitches”). Soral claims that the most problematic inequality is not between men and women, but between rich and poor, and that feminists, who generally come from the upper classes of society, attempt to distract attention from this struggle.

    His ‘group’ is called – Egalité et Réconciliation – hugely popular.

    Now this may seem like trivial local news from vassal countries to Americans, but it is very emblematic of what is going on around the world. ‘Law – fare’ on trivial issues is used to silence and eliminate adversaries.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 4 2023 #144169
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    US is militarizing Ukraine to invade Russia.

    Sergei Glazyev speaks,

    June 2014. Vid. 11 mins. Eng subs.

    https://tinyurl.com/bdf97vaa

    well worth a watch.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 4 2023 #144164
    Noirette
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    Some keen classical music fans went to the Ambronay Music Festival (France), and were devastated when the main star, Baritone, whom they knew personally and admired, collapsed on stage in the middle of the performance, was shortly thereafter pronounced deceased.

    They described to me (viva voce, in person, over dinner) the tragedy, the closing down of the show, the tweets, the reactions of the Soprano Lady, who freaked out, other performers, the audience’s leaving, and so on. One noted that the Baritone was playing the role of GOD / An Elder, and saw some symbolic significance there.

    Nothing was said about the cause of death, there were no questions about why this Baritone died, he just collapsed! Horrific! So Terribly Sad!

    News report eng.

    https://tinyurl.com/2ysfaj7r

    https://tinyurl.com/4c4bm7fw

    (> … these kinds of deaths are now totally accepted as natural)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 1 2023 #144017
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    Oroboros posted: The Medium is the Message…

    from, Book, by Marshall McLuhan, 1964.

    PDF. Understanding Media, the Extensions of Man (full text, free.)

    https://designopendata.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/understanding-media-mcluhan.pdf

    in reply to: Debt Rattle October 1 2023 #144012
    Noirette
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    USA. Biotech defense spending, venture capital (VC)…

    The scale of potential investment is enormous. “The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy estimates that it would cost only $24 billion to develop prototype vaccines for all 26 known viral families, so private capital can certainly foot even more of that bill,” Javaheri added.

    https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/biotechnology-defense-tech-military-vc

    Graph shows that VC invested in Defense, in the merry-go-round shunting dollaris between Gvmt/Pols – lobbies – Defense Spending – MIC – other, is concentrating on areas that are:

    Illusory (renewable energy 1), Impossible to scale (sensing..), seem to be used for nefarious purposes (bio-tech 2), advances in computing, AI etc. 3.

    The advanced materials, semi-conductors +, and ‘defense specific’ share is small.

    Man triumphs over Nature, “we” decide, even at the individual level (gender..) Tech, innovations, performative statements, decrees will do the job (hello! Rove.) A spin-down to oblivion. Of course,, a ‘top’ PTB class may believe that they will be Lords of the Manor once the Plebs have been decimated, but imho they (mostly) don’t understand what is happening.
     
    1. May have some local uses but….
    2. Not only, that is just the main drift vaxxes, Kontrol…
    3. These don’t seem at present to be put to good / interesting use, fakey ‘modelling’, garbage in > out

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 24 2023 #143630
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    About Ursula von der Lying, prev. thread, the important question is HOW she came to be Head of the EU Comm.

    Under Merkel, she was Min. of Defense …how did that come about? Made no sense at all at the time.

    She had no experience, no qualifications, nothing relevant, and was regurlarly derided, then thrown out, and was kicked upstairs, to the EU Commission.

    Her husband Heiko V-d-L is a Med. Doc. in close contact with Big Pharma.

    Wiki on the Hubby (smooth cover-up blurb for sure):

    Von der Leyen studied Medicine at the University of Hamburg before pursuing further studies at Hanover Medical School.
    From 1992 to 1996, he was a faculty member of Stanford University.

    He received his Habilitation doctorate at Hanover Medical School in 1998, and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine and Experimental Cardiology at Hanover Medical School in 2002.

    Von der Leyen became the Director of Hanover Clinical Trial Center GmbH in 2005; Hanover Clinical Trial Center (HCTC) is an academic clinical research organization on the campus of Hanover Medical School.

    Since December 2020, he is Medical Director of the company Orgenesis which specialises in cell and gene therapies. Von der Leyen resigned from his position on the supervisory board of Orgenesis in October 2022, after journalists reported that the Italian branch of Orgenesis had received EU research funds in the past.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heiko_von_der_Leyen#References

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 22 2023 #143543
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    Wes posted:

    Polish politicians are lying about not supporting the Ukraine because they haven’t installed Dominion voting machines yet. Once re-elected they will go back to supporting the war in the Ukraine.

    Right on. Heh, Dominion voting machines, what a joke 🙂

    The Polish PTB are dead scared of the “populists” who are fed up with the refugees being given quasi ‘holy status’, and overall how the ‘war’ in Ukr. is affecting them. The PTB make noise and are throwing to the public some signals about how the Gvmt. is ‘on their side’ > to remain in power and win the elections.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 22 2023 #143542
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    In the last thread, there was talk of an over-arching narrative.

    https://prussiagate.substack.com

    Such narratives, interpretations, are fascinating to me.

    Other more pragmatic perspectives and similarly ‘blanket’ aka generalist, linking all kinds of things together, are out there.

    Simon Michaux (prob. the man who knows more about rare earth – metals etc. in the world) active in the public space (others may be silent) in a recent interview:

    Here, vid 1 H 23, eng (he is Australian), I recommend it.

    https://tinyurl.com/3mmkjwc2

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 20 2023 #143353
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    Here a short list of US – UKR Biz initiatives, just top o’ the net.

    What these amount to as serious plans I have no idea.

    The US – UKR Business council.

    https://www.usubc.org/site/

    The Ukraine Business Initiative … “promotes a successful and enduring economic relationship via advocacy, engagement, and communications.”

    https://www.uschamber.com/program/international-affairs/european-affairs-program/ukraine-business-initiative

    Opportunities for the Business Community to Get Involved (in UKR.)

    https://www.trade.gov/united-ukraine

    The US-Ukraine Foundation:

    https://usukraine.org

    The Atlantic Council chips in. > Now is the time for biz. to look at UKR.

    the first words are: War can bring out the best in people…

    https://tinyurl.com/2p8vta46

    I will return to this topic, there is much more to be looked at.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 18 2023 #143284
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    chooch, I didn’t post the vid of “Sarah” along with the gnashing teeth quote, heh, it seemed ordinary rubbish. I didn’t know about the part re. Gonzalo Lira, thx. What is up with him anyway?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 18 2023 #143223
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    Ukraine’s trans spokesperson issues death threats to Russian journalists

    quote: On Wednesday, Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who leads the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces’ purported outreach to English-speaking audiences, made some ominous predictions regarding Russia.

    “Next week, the teeth of the Russian devils will gnash ever harder, and their rabid mouths will foam in uncontrollable frenzy as the world will see a favorite Kremlin propagandist pay for their crimes,” she said. “Russia’s war criminal propagandists will all be hunted down, and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty and complete liberation,” she pledged.

    Ashton-Cirillo, a trans woman who made headlines in the US in 2021 with a story of her infiltration of the American right-wing group Proud Boys, was given the spokesperson position in Ukraine in early August.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/582950-ukraine-spokesperson-threat-propagandists/

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 18 2023 #143222
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    If you put the Fed Gvmt. in charge of the Sahara desert, in 5 years there’ d be a shortage of sand. – Milton Friedman, top post yesterday.

    Sand is actually a valuable commodity. I once made a silly joke, saying that when KSA can’t export oil no-more, it will export sand. So then I had to look that up.

    Today:

    Saudi Arabia Silica Sand Industry Outlook 2022 – 2026

    https://tinyurl.com/3wyb54nm

    Top sand exporters by country

    https://tinyurl.com/44zu6h6e

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 14 2023 #143021
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    Africa. Absent from da news much of the time.

    France’s rejection in French-speaking Africa punishes 12 years of betrayal

    by Thierry Meyssan

    quote:

    “Nothing happens by chance in politics. The French don’t understand why French-speaking Africans suddenly reject them. They console themselves by accusing Russia of dark machinations. In reality, they are only reaping the rewards of what they have sown over the last 12 years. This has nothing to do with colonialism or Françafrique and everything to do with putting the French army at the service of U.S. strategy.”

    https://www.voltairenet.org/article219665.html

    a map of recent coups in Africa, from same site:

    https://www.voltairenet.org/IMG/jpg/219656-1-2.jpg

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 13 2023 #142982
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    <em >Plus ca change…

    Iraq’s Oil Industry. By Lowell Manning. 24th September, 2003.

    “The United States of America, having invaded Iraq, is faced with a political quagmire and a commercial opportunity.

    Recent efforts to enroll the United Nations to help pay the costs of the occupation and “reconstruction” are disingenuous.

    Everything except for the oil industry is already up for grabs at fire sale prices. It’s the proposed WTO GATS revision and NAFTA all rolled into one except that US pro-consul Bremer and his unelected Council have a veto over every sale.

    The veto ensures Iraq will be sold mainly to US firms, giving US permanent economic control of the country whatever the UN or EU want, think or say.

    Money raised from the sales will go to offset US occupation costs, ostensibly to pay for “reconstruction” for which the US and UK are fully liable under international conventions.

    (…) ”

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0309/S00250.htm

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 13 2023 #142973
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    Oroboros, that clip of Tedros G. (WHO Chief) says it all. Thx for that.
    What hubris, just incredible.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 11 2023 #142852
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    Science Direct Paper, Sept. 2023, purports to show that “Intelligent” ppl were far more likely to be vaccinated.

    Results (abstract):

    Adherent (vs. nonadherent) personnel presented higher GIS (mean 5.68 ± 1.84 vs. 4.72 ± 1.91) and MSS (median 26 (IQR 23–29) vs. 24 (IQR 19–26)), p < 0.001 for both. Higher intelligence was the strongest predictor for vaccine adherence (OR = 5.38, 95 %CI 5.11–5.67, p < 0.001). The probability for vaccine adherence increased in association with escalating GIS scores, with highest GIS females more likely to adhere to vaccination than same-level males (OR = 5.66, 95 %CI 5.09–6.28 vs. OR = 3.69, 95 %CI 3.45–3.94, respectively, p < 0.001 for both).

    Medically fit service-members were approximately three times as likely to be adherent than volunteering personnel (OR = 2.90 (95 %CI 2.65–3.17) for administrative and OR = 2.94 (95 %CI 2.70–3.21) for combative fitness, p < 0.001 for both).

    To boil it down, higher ‘intelligence’, as measured by a ‘General Intelligence Score’ is a v. strong predictor of vax-jab-me syndrome, and women are more susceptible to vax-jab-me syndrome than men — at equal ‘intelligence.’ ‘Physically fit ppl’ (as opposed to fat, unhealthy, etc. ppl) are also more prone to be keen jab-me-ers.

    Imho this study was not badly done (leaving doubts about multiple correlations aside.) Meaning, I believe the results are correct within the confines of the paragdim, the enquiry. > The conclusions are obfuscatory folderol, that is another story.

    GIS, general intelligence scores, particularly in ‘standard tests’ in the West, correlate highly with educational level, and thus also with income, wealth -> ownership (housing, land, savings, investments, etc). A Pygmy in his forest, a Carpenter in Bangladesh, etc. can be just as ‘intelligent’ – in a different context.

    Thus GIS measures evidence richness and social capital, for being top of the heap, and the ppl who ‘score’ high on these kinds of measures are also those who are jab-me-ers. As they want, need, to keep in tune with their Masters, Partners, Contacts, who are controllers in various domains – Gvmt., Finance, Corps, and Big Pharma. They are thus very vulnerable to vax damage and will avoid at all costs acknowleging that.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 9 2023 #142756
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    On RFK, he says he may need to look at other alternatives.

    (from top post Sept. 8.)

    The DEMs will never allow any contest between RFK, any other figures, freaky, cool, well known for long, or whatever, vs. the instituted DEM party candidates => Senile Joe, or whatever other crappy persona, party hack, they pick.

    The Dems are hanging on to huge financial benefits and being somehow still Admired (fakealorum about inclusion, etc.), and won’t give them up unless forced to via some kind blitzkrieg, wild unexpected happenings, etc.

    They are arrogantly counting on controlling the voting mechanisms, tallying, to turn up the desired results, via all kinds of fraud and manipulations. They managed it recently (Trump – Biden) so no doubt that gives them confidence, rightly so.

    So RFK will run as an independent, I guess that is what is meant ..? Trump may be by then be knocked out as a candidate (lawfare.)

    Total corruption.. gangs fighting for profits, riches..

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 7 2023 #142642
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    Lahaina fire.

    Paradise Camp fire, Caliornia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Fire_(2018)

    When I saw pix from Hawai I thought they were copied over from that Fire in California!

    for ex:

    https://tinyurl.com/452vmue4

    https://tinyurl.com/52zur9ds

    (ex. from the top of goog *Paradise Fire – Images* – ignore the firey ones.)

    I also remember the hollowed out melted cars on 9/11, how did that happen? Again the same look..

    https://tinyurl.com/2pya3fp6

    Why were cars destroyed, melted down, when they were just sitting there and did not have any rubble / massive debris / fire / explosives / hitting them?

    I know nothing about any special weapons but these similarities are striking.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 4 2023 #142477
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    On Kolomoisky “K”, UKR oligarch … charged with money laundering. (prev. top post.)

    The UKR Oligarchs had sweet positions post-1991, grabbing and controlling assets incl. banking (as K did.) They went overboard, *high* on power, developed networks of control -> over land, industry, transport, media – as well as setting up private ‘armies’ (gangs..) plus, focus no. 1, control of Politics.

    Zelensky was elected at the spurring and support of K (via media, TV show, etc.) To be a puppet.

    They did not realise that branching out further, such as cozying up to foreign powers (Ex. Biden), as well as fighting amongst themselves (. ?), and other mistakes, would diminish their influence, hold, power.

    K and others are now targets, enemies, of the US Corporate PTB, who aim to (and do already in part) control segments of UKR. ‘Local potentates’, such as K, are thus attacked, via a *drive against corruption* launched to eliminate competitors. Zelensky can only obey.

    Just one reading…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 3 2023 #142472
    Noirette
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    John Day thx for another article (re. covid) by ethical sceptic 🙂

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 3 2023 #142405
    Noirette
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    COVID.

    On August 5th 2023 a Japanese research team published a pre-print that appears to contain the most important and shocking revelations of the covid era.

    Atsuki Tanaka and Takayuki Miyazawa, of Osaka Medical University and Kyoto University, wanted to trace the historical evolution of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV2 by studying viral sequences found “in the wild” and deposited in public databases.

    In doing this they found around 100 separate omicron subvariants that could not conceivably have arisen through natural processes. The existence of these variants seems to provide definitive proof of large-scale lab creation and release of covid viruses.

    https://swinehoodsremedy.substack.com/p/unnatural-evolution-indisputable

    eugyppius posted along the same lines (not based on the same type of data) that Omicron was not ‘normal’, in Dec. 2021.

    https://www.eugyppius.com/p/omicron-is-not-normal

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 3 2023 #142404
    Noirette
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    On. Only 10% of W firms have left Russia

    https://www.azerbaycan24.com/en/only-10-of-western-firms-have-left-russia-austria/

    DBS prev. thread finds this fascinating.. I did too..

    Of course 10% is a kind of meaningless number…but never mind that…

    When the first sanctions hit, Putin immediately signed a decree explicitly allowing parallel imports. E.g. Iphone is imported into Poland, a P. intermediary sends it along to Russia. (To block this the US would have to sanction some cos. in P. – which? how to enforce? .. etc.)

    That the US imagines that it can affect what goods, commodities, ppl. etc. enter or leave another country was always fanciful and is now openly derided. The US was a main mover in this ‘globalisation’ of commerce scheme – and now.. Err what no?

    No electronic chips for Russia? Bare-bock was recently on the TeeVee saying that the Russians are using chips from washing machines to power tanks (or whatever)! In past times the men in white coats would have quietly shepherded her into an ambulance…

    So what we see re. the ‘sanctions’ is a blatant example of cultish hysterical decrees attempting to override reality. The terrifying part is that those spewing it all out appear to believe what they say will ‘hold’…

    > The political class is dominating the commercial class but via pronoucements only.. so they are failing…

    Some time ago I ?? about all this and watched a few vids from this vlogger who walks around Moscow. One lovely ex. is that Bentley has a show room in the Lux district in Moscow. BoJo apparently couldn’t or didn’t want to stop the sale of Bentleys.

    Watching 2 vids I made a list of the brands available, it is very long, and it includes practically all the brands that one can see on sale in the Lux shopping district in Zurich.

    https://www.youtube.com/@TravellingwithRussell

    Large Cos (not brand ‘products’ like Armani, Chanel, Tom Ford, KitchenAid, etc.) are another story. IKEA seems to have left R of its free will. Cos. like MacDo and Starbucks, it is complicated.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle September 2 2023 #142354
    Noirette
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    Related to “How much Do Mercenaries make in Ukraine?”

    Lots of ‘rich’ Ukranians here! (Switz.) A parallel question is, how much it costs for men to leave the country, escape the draft?

    News. Aug 2023, *Zelensky sacks 112 Regional Recruiters*, see e.g. Sydney M. Herald.

    https://tinyurl.com/3fbj3z52

    That Zelensky and his ‘Gvmt’ did not know about this corruption is fantastical. What happened, imho, is that some creepy / alarmed / flaming furious US entity ( > get more bodies to attack the Russkies) ordered Zel to clean this up.

    As if firing ppl would help… the replacements will be more rapacious, if that even happens.

    — The below is *anecdotal* from CH. —

    In April – Aug 2022 (thereabouts) the price to leave UKR, cash to the border guards, was 5K Euros. Those who could scrape that up for a loved one / family member did so. Of course rich ppl just flew to Cyprus, the US, Germany, Switz, etc. (Leaving via the Donbass, other story, imho.)

    Since then, the price has risen, to around 7 – 10 K Euros. Perhaps a typical ex. of biz drying up because of charging more, killing the biz? Idk…

    Escaping the draft legally, another way. Fathers of 3 children under (afaik) 14 – 16 (or so?), were (are?) exempt re. the draft, under UKR law, and could thus leave the country with the kiddos.

    This has lead to an Exodus with children in tow, some of them roped in, easy to organise .. one missing birth certif. for a one year old, etc. A form of child exploitation?

    There were, are, other ways, as well. One man I spoke to became an int’l truck driver, and then abandoned his job and his truck in a European country applied for refugee status.

    (mention of violent and unacceptable moves left off)

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 29 2023 #142190
    Noirette
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    Yes, John Day, that is also why I wrote Rightio! .. case closed / end sarc.

    I saw one title of an article describing the position, aims, of China, as
    For Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

    (can’t find the link, search doesn’t turn it up) – typical for sure.

    The two terms used to promote policies supposedly in harmony with them are contradictory. (Imho.) Both are buzz-word concepts that were coined in the West, ‘economic growth’ is a shoddy concept not well defined (means more exploitation of ressources for one..) and as for ‘sustainable devp’ it is a propaganda feel-good term used to promote investment / state support for certain industries / processes / products to the detriment of others, in shadowy back-room deals.

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    Noirette
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    Xi’ speech at BRICS.

    .. at the Closing Ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum 2023, which was read out by Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao.

    Following is the full text of the speech:

    Enhancing Solidarity and Cooperation To Overcome Risks and Challenges And Jointly Build a Better World
    (….)
    Ten years ago here in South Africa, we BRICS leaders witnessed the birth of the BRICS Business Council. Since then, the Council has stayed true to its founding mission. It has seized opportunities to deepen cooperation, contributing to economic and social development of BRICS countries and helping sustain global economic growth.
    Right now, changes in the world, in our times and in history are unfolding in ways like never before, bringing human society to a critical juncture.

    Should we pursue cooperation and integration, or just succumb to division and confrontation? Should we work together to maintain peace and stability, or just sleepwalk into the abyss of a new Cold War? Should we embrace prosperity, openness and inclusiveness, or allow hegemonic and bullying acts to throw us into depression? Should we deepen mutual trust through exchanges and mutual learning, or allow hubris and prejudice to blind conscience?

    The course of history will be shaped by the choices we make. (…)

    At BRICS: The most inspiring speech: Xi Jinping

    Rightio…this all sounds optimistic and ‘we hold a winning hand’..

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 27 2023 #142141
    Noirette
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    Hey Polemos give us the straight dope beyond old dogs and stale tricks? I’m genuinely intererested 🙂 I mean it.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 28 2023 #142098
    Noirette
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    Xi’ speech at BRICS meet.

    … at the Closing Ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum 2023, which was read out by Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao. (…)

    Enhancing Solidarity and Cooperation To Overcome Risks and Challenges And Jointly Build a Better World

    (….) quote, excerpt:

    Ten years ago here in South Africa, we BRICS leaders witnessed the birth of the BRICS Business Council. Since then, the Council has stayed true to its founding mission. It has seized opportunities to deepen cooperation, contributing to economic and social development of BRICS countries and helping sustain global economic growth.

    Right now, changes in the world, in our times and in history are unfolding in ways like never before, bringing human society to a critical juncture.

    Should we pursue cooperation and integration, or just succumb to division and confrontation? Should we work together to maintain peace and stability, or just sleepwalk into the abyss of a new Cold War? Should we embrace prosperity, openness and inclusiveness, or allow hegemonic and bullying acts to throw us into depression? Should we deepen mutual trust through exchanges and mutual learning, or allow hubris and prejudice to blind conscience?

    The course of history will be shaped by the choices we make. (…)

    At BRICS: The most inspiring speech: Xi Jinping

    in reply to: Debt Rattle August 28 2023 #142096
    Noirette
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    Noirette
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    A comment at Moon of Alabama by B.P.

    Quote: Re ISIS:

    I have read all issues of ISIS magazines Rumiyah and Dabiq. I have watched every video of ISIS while they were still easily available. I have read every book that I could find on ISIS.

    And my conclusion?

    ISIS does not exist.

    Oh, sure, there are plenty of young Sunni men who imagine they are part of ISIS and who are willing to give their lives for it. But the organisation that they claim to be a part of, that they kill themselves for, that does not exist. ISIS is a tool, a fiction, invented by particular people in the Imperialist States of Amerikastan and the zionist entity. Its purpose is twofold:

    1. To create a pretext for perpetual wars of colonial invasion and occupation and

    2. To delegitimise genuine resistance movements like the Taliban.

    If ISIS had been a real thing, it could and would have taken Baghdad when it was on the outskirts in 2014. It could and would have attacked the zionist entity. It could and would have attacked Saudi Barbaria, whose royal reprobates it kept attacking in its magazines. It did none of those things (in baby it apologised when a couple of its men fired on a zionist checkpoint in the occupied Golan). (….)

    It is a Hollywood level fiction.

    Posted by: Biswapriya Purkayast | Aug 27 2023 15:38 utc | 9

    at Moon of Alabama: https://tinyurl.com/
    ————-
    I read about 7-8 issues of Dabiq carefully back in the day, 2015 – 16 and concluded it was run by British professional publicists and had absolutely nothing to do with anyone on the ground.

    Bing offers some covers: https://tinyurl.com/mute4d8n

    quick search > I was not able to turn up links to the mag. itself, only to ‘western’ and ‘israeli’ analysis, which is quite telling.

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