Sounds of explosions were heard in the city of Ochakov in southern Ukraine’s Nikolayev Region in the early hours of Wednesday, the Strana news portal reported.
Unlike other Ukrainian regions - namely Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Poltava - no air raid alert was issued in the Nikolayev Region on Wednesday.
The head of the Kharkov Region military administration, Oleg Sinegubov said earlier on Wednesday a series of blasts was heard in the area.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders characterized President Joe Biden as being too old and too cozy with the 'woke' and 'crazy' segments of the Democratic Party, in the Republican rebuttal to Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
'At 40, I'm the youngest governor in the country. At 80, he's the oldest president in American history,' the former Trump White House press secretary said. 'I'm the first woman to lead my state. He's the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can't even tell you what a woman is.'
Sanders - addressing the country from Little Rock - leaned heavily into culture war themes, including that Biden is part of the 'radical left,' which teaches children to 'hate one another on account of their race.'
'Whether Joe Biden believes this madness or is simply too weak to resist it, his administration has been completely hijacked by the radical left,' she claimed. 'The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy.'
Sanders, who was sworn-in last month, highlighted her own culture war fight since taking office - banning the use of the term 'LatinX,' which doesn't specify a gender, and signing an executive order banning the teaching of 'Critical Race Theory,' which conservatives say they reject because it demonizes all white people.
President Joe Biden's annual State of the Union on Tuesday began with calls for 'unity' before descending into disarray when he was heckled by Republicans for claiming they want to 'sunset' Medicare and Social Security.
His 73-minute speech started with a request to 'finish the job' of rebuilding the economy reeling from historic inflation and the pandemic - but it quickly turned tense with his dubious accusations against the GOP.
Wearing a white coat lined in white fur, conservative firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stood up before the joint session of Congress and screamed 'liar' while other Republicans shouted, 'Not true!'
However, it became an unusually chaotic night as many Republicans loudly voiced their anger at some of Biden's claims, particularly over his administration's handling of the fentanyl crisis, with cries of 'liar!', 'it's all your fault' and 'secure the border'.
Biden attempted to hit back and continued to call for bipartisanship, but the message that is set to underpin his likely reelection announcement was repeatedly attacked.
Former President Donald Trump said: 'The good news is we are going to reverse every single crisis, calamity and disaster that Joe Biden has created.
'I am running for President to end the destruction of our country and to complete the unfinished business of Making America Great Again.'
The suffering inflicted by the COVID psy op has been under reported by the MSM (understandably.) This article by Michael Senger is the beginning of a reaction to the psychological rape we all have suffered at the hands of the globalists.
Michael Senger–“I recently sent out a query on Twitter as to how people had been affected by the response to COVID at an individual level. The conversation that emerged is an illuminating and haunting reflection of what each of us experienced over the past three years. Below is a tiny selection of the responses that I found especially powerful.”
Nicky Frank: “April 22, 2020 and May 6, 2020. Those were the days my friends Ryan and Jen committed suicide because they couldn’t bare the isolation anymore and people were telling them they’re weak. Ryan’s words “I can’t infect anyone if I’m dead” still haunt me.”
This is the story of how a multibillionaire who has dedicated his life to advancing the cause of the Israeli national security state is now in control of Great Britain’s most sensitive public and military data.
In 2020, software giant Oracle won a gigantic contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide it with cloud infrastructure, digital assistance, data visualization software, mobile hub and development tools. The military is far from the only British institution entrusting its most sensitive data to the Texas-based firm, however. The Home Office, Office of National Statistics and National Health Service, among others, also rely on Oracle databases to function.
For years before signing the MoD agreement, Oracle founder Larry Ellison had been ingratiating himself with the British establishment, employing all manner of well-connected individuals at his foundation. Among these included media executive and father-in-law of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Matthew Symonds, who earned over $600,000 per year as the executive director of the Larry Ellison Foundation. Richard Meredith, a longtime director of the U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was also snapped up at a similar salary to become deputy executive director.
Many other well-connected British government officials, including Vel Gnanendran, went straight from the Larry Ellison Foundation into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and worked there at the time that the body signed off on the lucrative Oracle contracts. For years, the Larry Ellison Foundation also bankrolled the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the former U.K. prime minister’s new political project.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently visited Palestine, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority “President” Mahmoud Abbas. People ask in wonder what was achieved, what the United States might do to relieve the tensions, and whether it is possible that the U.S. can bring about the renewal of “peace negotiations.”
However, no such serious advances were made, and apparently they were not even discussed. Indeed, it seems that they were not even needed. According to the official State Department website, Blinken said,
We bolstered our assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, including approximately $50 million in new funding that I announced today in Ramallah, enabling the provision of essential services like food, vaccines, education, as well as vital aid for refugees. That brings U.S. total funding for Palestinians over the last two years to nearly $940 million. We’re supporting quality health care through the East Jerusalem Hospital Network, and we’re making real progress toward implementing an agreement to provide a 4G network in the Palestinian territories.”
On Monday morning, February 6, Israeli forces conducted a deadly raid on the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp, located southwest of Jericho in the Jordan Valley. Aqabat Jabr is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank.
The raid comes more than a week after a Palestinian allegedly opened fire at a restaurant near the illegal settlement of Almog on January 28. No one was injured in the shooting, and the shooter fled the scene. Israeli forces subsequently launched a week-long manhunt that has entailed the closure of the Jericho area, and which has culminated with this morning’s raid.
Palestinians are describing the raid as an “assassination mission” targeting wanted resistance fighters in the area.
A Canadian teenager was arrested on Monday after he turned up at his rural Ontario school, despite being suspended for expressing his views on transgender policies.
Josh Alexander, 16, was suspended in November from St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario - a small town 80 miles west of Ottawa.
Alexander, a devout Christian, said he told his fellow students he believed only two genders; that students cannot switch between genders; and that students born male should not be permitted into the girls' bathroom.
A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria this week, and more than 11,000 people have already been confirmed killed in one of the biggest natural disasters in the region in decades.
There has been an outpouring of international assistance to Turkey in the wake of the devastation. The U.S. and dozens of other states have been quick to offer help, including the deployment of teams to assist in rescuing survivors still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Millions of refugees from the Syrian war in Turkey are among those affected by the destruction and displacement caused by the earthquake.
Unfortunately, reports are already indicating that relief efforts in Syria are being severely hampered thanks to the policies of the Syrian government, the political divisions created by the war, and broad U.S. sanctions. The Syrian government requires all humanitarian aid intended for the areas they control to go through them, which inevitably slows down the delivery of aid. The Assad regime should open all border crossings it controls and give up on its official grip on the distribution of aid, but the U.S. is in a poor position to influence their government to make these changes.
However, the U.S. can make important and constructive changes to its own policies.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed in Nablus on Tuesday morning, making him the sixth Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank in the span of 24 hours.
According to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), 16-year-old Hamza Ashqar was shot and killed by Israeli forces at around 3:20 am Tuesday morning during an Israeli military incursion into the Al-Masaken Al-Sha’bya neighborhood of Nablus.
Ashqar and a group of boys from the New Askar refugee camp were confronting Israeli forces with rocks and other objects, which they threw towards military vehicles as the army withdrew from the area.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Biden took aim at China and said winning the “competition” with Beijing should “unite all of us.”
“Before I came to office, the story was about how the People’s Republic of China was increasing its power and America was falling in the world. Not anymore,” the president said.
Biden insisted that he made clear to Chinese President Xi Jinping that he seeks “competition, not conflict.” But the president said he makes “no apologies” for the fact that the US was investing in “industries that will define the future, and that China’s government is intent on dominating.”
Part of President Biden’s strategy to compete with China is through harsh sanctions that intend to cripple China’s semiconductor industry. As part of this effort, his administration is pressuring Japan and the Netherlands to also limit chip exports to China.
Webmaster addition: Biden barely mentioned Ukraine in his speech. His focus is on China and starting a new war there to distract from the fact that Ukraine, like Afghanistan, has been badly bungled.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Tuesday said the US and NATO were trying to prolong the war in Ukraine and that their military aid and other support for Kyiv threatens an “unpredictable escalation.”
“The United States and its allies have been trying to prolong the conflict as much as possible. For this purpose, they are supplying ‘heavy offensive weapons’ and openly calling on Ukraine to seize Russian territories,” Shoigu said, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
“Such moves are actually drawing NATO countries into the conflict and can eventually lead to an unpredictable escalation,” Shoigu added. His comments came after a series of escalations of Western military aid, including heavy tanks and longer-range missiles that can hit targets up to 94 miles away.
The head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on Tuesday called for the lifting of US and other Western economic sanctions on Syria following a massive earthquake that has killed over 7,000 people in Syria and Turkey.
“The evacuation process and rescue operations are restricted due to obstacles resulting from the severe sanctions,” said Khaled Hboubati, president of the SARC. He said the sanctions are preventing Syria from acquiring machinery needed to rescue people from the rubble.
“I mean specific machinery that lifts the rubble without injuring people trapped under the rubble. The economic sanctions imposed on our country is the main obstacle to getting this machinery,” Hboubati said.
“With this, we demand for the lifting of economic sanctions and the siege in order … to allow aid deliveries and humanitarian actions to be implemented by SARC and other bodies,” he said.
Matt Taibbi joins CN Live! to discuss the implications of his Twitter Files revelations, including his latest on Hamilton 68 and its fatal blow to the Russiagate narrative. With Chris Hedges and John Kiriakou. Watch the replay.