"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton

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Authored by Tuomas Malinen via GnSEconomics.com,

 

These are the lines none of us would have ever wanted to write, but we have to. The current situation in and around the war in Ukraine has opened a path, which could lead to a nuclear confrontation.

Ukraine has struck another early-warning (over-the-horizon) radar, this time in Orenburg region, near Orsk, some 1500 km from Ukraine. This radar did not even look at the direction of Ukraine, which makes the strike an act of madness, or something sinister.

These strikes to the Russian early-warning system can serve only two aims:

  1. Ukrainian leadership is desperately trying to fully commit NATO to the war in Ukraine, or
  2. Strikes are a preparation for nuclear strikes to Russia by the U.S.

Needless to say that the latter is extremely speculative. However, it is one of the two motives that can be established for the strikes. Alas, we have to acknowledge its existence. We have gone through the former in our previous warning.

What is more is that, according to Kremlin, the U.S., the U.K. and France would have deployed ground-based intermediate and short-range missile system to Ukraine. These systems were previously banned by the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty from which President Trump withdraw the U.S. in February 2019, citing Russian non-compliance and missiles developed by China.

These missile systems can be used to strike deep into Russia. The risk is that, if Ukraine would continue to target the early-warning system of Russia, at some point Kremlin would simply be forced to act, because it would seriously undermine their nuclear deterrence.

Nuclear deterrence operates on three dimensions: time, distance and altitude, in addition to the actual arsenal of nuclear weapons. Time and distance are crucial for the response (retaliation, effectively) and altitude where missiles fly, is crucial for anti-missile and other defense systems to operate. Over-the-horizon radars are crucial for all three dimensions, as early warnings give authorities time, distance and altitude to react and enact defensive measures. If they are taken out, or their ability to detect an approaching intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) seriously hindered, modern nuclear deterrence simply fails. This is the reason, why Kremlin would be forced to react if the early-warning system of Russia would become compromised by a foreign party (Ukraine/NATO). This applies also to the U.S. and all other nuclear powers. Everybody would eventually be forced to react under such a threat.

There are naturally other options than just a nuclear strike for Kremlin, but they all would need to be major, which would enflame the conflict further. If Kremlin would choose to enact a nuclear strike, it would probably use a tactical nuke, which is smaller than a strategical nuke (e.g., an ICBM), and hit a military target, like an airbase.

This is why we (with an extremely heavy heart) issue a warning of a possible nuclear strike in Europe. This warning is effective for the time being.

We don’t present any estimated likelihood for it, at this point at least, as it would be macabre. However we note that, while the likelihood is probably not very high at the moment, if strikes to Russian early-warning system continue, it will grow rapidly.

While still unlikely, we urge you to start to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Hollywood star George Clooney can prove his good intentions by having his foundation investigate an alleged massacre in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

Clooney has disavowed comments made by a legal director at his foundation, about working to get Russian journalists arrested in the West. The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) would never go after journalists and has “a long track record of protecting” them, the actor insisted.

“We understood both Clooney and his organization very well,” Zakharova replied in a Telegram post, suggesting she was not convinced by the statement. “Therefore, we would like to invite them to engage in real assistance to journalists and obtain a list of the townspeople who ‘died’ in Bucha.”

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES
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So what can we, the regular folks, make of this?  Why the sudden gigantic volatility in the markets?

A number of people with whom I spoke this afternoon all agreed:  The system is coming apart at the seams.  There is so much corruption, so much dirty dealing, so much cooking of the books, so many outright phony reporting of financial numbers, it is hard to hide anymore.

Plus, several of them said, the US money supply is contracting.  It has only done that before and then the Great Depression followed.   

So it seems to many people - but certainly not all - that the system is now coming apart.

Think about this for a moment:  If the premier Stock Exchange in the world, closes with everything fine on Friday, then opens with inexplicable catastrophic volatility on Monday morning, how trustworthy is the system anymore?

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Video below shows the capture of a French military by the Russian Army in the area of the village of Liptsy (Kharkov region), where active hostilities between the Russian Armed Forces and the AFU are now taking place.

This soldier was not "instructing" Ukrainian troops, he was engaged in an active fire-fight with Russian troops - and got captured.

Of course, we will likely hear how this soldier resigned from the French Army and became a mercenary with some unknown, never-heard-of Private Military Organization . . . but the evidence is irrefutable: French military is in fire fights inside Ukraine, against Russia.  France is waging war against Russia in Ukraine.

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Floating Russian Oil Base Shifts To New Location In Mediterranean Sea

by Tyler Durden
 

In May, the Greek Navy began conducting war drills in the Laconian Gulf, about 110 miles southwest of Athens, to disrupt a 'floating oil base' used by Russian tankers for ship-to-ship transfers of crude oil and related products. Now, these tankers have migrated STS transfers to another part of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Bloomberg reports tankers hauling Russia's Urals are conducting STS transfers near the city of Nador at the eastern end of Morocco's coast on the Mediterranean. This comes after the Greek Navy forced tankers out of the Laconian Gulf last month: 

Shipping data via Bloomberg shows several tankers are conducting STS transfers off Morocco.

The Rolin, a Very Large Crude Carrier, or VLCC, is receiving Urals crude from a smaller tanker Serendi off the Moroccan city, the data show. It's is the first time that the so-called ship-to-ship transfer of the grade has taken place there.

The Serendi is an Aframax-class ship. Two others - the Ocean AMZ and Sea Fidelity - have also arrived. All three loaded about 730,000 barrels of Urals from Russia's Baltic sea port of Primorsk last month. -BBG

BBG: Tankers with Russian Urals crude conduct ship-to-ship transfer off Morocco

STS Russian transfers mostly end up thousands of miles away in Asia. However, according to the Black Sea Group, some of it ended up at European ports because of Brussels' poor sanction management: 

"68% of the oil was brought to the Laconian Gulf in Greece for transshipment, while the rest was directly exported to the EU ports amid poor sanctions management," researcher Bohdan Ben wrote in a note.

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The Lebanese militia group Hezbollah has destroyed an air defence radar from an Israeli Air Force Iron Dome system in the disputed Golan Heights in a drone strike on June 2, scoring a direct hit and causing multiple casualties among nearby personnel. The two opposing sides have engaged in a near continuous series of skirmishes since October 2023, with Hezbollah having initiated hostilities to stretch Israeli forces during their operations against Palestinian militia groups across their southern border in the Gaza Strip. Hezbollah units have targeted Iron Dome systems on multiple occasions in the past, and in the final week of January employed two single use ‘kamikaze’ drones to neutralise one such system near the Israeli settlement of Kfar Blum. Preceding this Hezbollah units were reported on December 18 to have hit two Iron Dome surface to air missile batteries, which was thought to have been achieved with some kind of artillery. Neutralising Iron Dome systems can serve as a force multiplier for strikes on Israeli targets, as these systems are optimised for defence against short range low altitude projectiles such as drones and rocket artillery which are primary means used by Hezbollah to engage Israeli targets. Supplies of components and rockets for the Iron Dome system have become increasingly scarce as they are relied on to intercept attacks from both Gaza and Southern Lebanon.

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By Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com, the largest private database of public spending.

During the pandemic, the American people started to feel that Big Government was very cozy with Big Pharma. Now we know just how close they were.

New data from the National Institutes of Health reveals the agency and its scientists collected $710 million in royalties during the pandemic, from late 2021 through 2023. These are payments made by private companies, like pharmaceuticals, to license medical innovations from government scientists.

Almost all that cash — $690 million — went to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the subagency led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and 260 of its scientists.

Information about this vast private royalty complex is tightly held by NIH. My organization, OpenTheBooks.com, was forced to sue to uncover the royalties paid from September 2009 to October 2021, which amounted to $325 million over 56,000 transactions.

We had to sue a second time, with Judicial Watch as our counsel, to pry open this new release.

Payments skyrocketed during the pandemic era: those years saw more than double the amount of cash flow to NIH from the private sector, compared to the prior twelve combined. All told, it’s $1.036 billion.

It’s unclear if any of the Covid vaccine royalties from Pfizer and Moderna, the latter of which settled with NIH by agreeing to pay $400 million, is even included in these new numbers. NIH isn’t saying.

The American people have one last crack at getting some candor from Fauci, the face of our COVID response, when he testifies Monday before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

There’s plenty to answer for.

He’s spent years scoffing at questions about potential conflicts of interest between COVID policymakers, who relentlessly pushed vaccines, and recipients of private royalties.

Now he’ll also need to account for bombshell emails sent by one of his deputies, which described in-house strategies to circumvent the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Fauci won’t be able to misspell words to evade scrutiny or have folks physically courier messages — just two of the FOIA-avoiding actions described by Dr. David Morens, a key Fauci deputy.

Instead, cameras from around the world will be trained on Fauci and he’ll be answering for information he gave in a sworn deposition earlier this year.

It’s a chance to either come clean or further cement the public’s perception of him and the NIH as secretive and self-interested.

Beyond this small cabal of scientists covering up discussions of the virus’ origin, NIH has consistently treated FOIA requests like viral attacks of their own. No wonder, then, that we’re plaintiffs in six ongoing FOIA cases.

Characteristically, NIH is still redacting pieces of the data that would help us more easily connect therapeutics with their government-paid inventors. For example, they refuse to show us the amount of royalties paid to each individual scientist. So we still can’t entirely follow the money.

In the meantime, Sen. Rand Paul has sponsored the Royalty Transparency Act, which sailed unanimously through the committee process and deserves a floor vote immediately.

There’s plenty Fauci could do in the meantime, too. He could indicate he supports bills like Paul’s. He could call on NIH and CDC to voluntarily “unmask” the royalty payments. Then we could see whether their decisions have advanced the general welfare or their own.

Fauci could also support fixes to the FOIA law that create real consequences for those who purposely violate it.

At minimum, he must apologize for the utter contempt for FOIA, and the transparency war waged by his colleagues that’s now been revealed in private communication

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Bill Guan, the chief financial officer of the far-right Epoch Times, was indicted Monday on charges of allegedly participating in a massive money laundering scheme.

The Southern District of New York released a statement saying, “Bill Guan, 61, of Secaucus, New Jersey, is charged with one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and two counts of bank fraud, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The charges do not relate to the Media Company’s newsgathering activities.”

Guan is alleged to have laundered some $67 million in funds. The Epoch Times was founded in 2000 by John Tang and is associated with the Chinese Falun Gong new religious movement. The paper, which is part of the Epoch Media Group, is known for its conspiratorial articles, vehement opposition to the Chinese Communist Party, and socially conservative values.

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Kevin O'Leary Urges Voters To "Protect The Brand Of America" 

 

O'Leary Ventures chairman and "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Sunday, criticizing radical leftist politicians in New York for their efforts to jail former President Trump. He stated that this move by Democrats is having a "devastating impact on the American brand."

"So I was over in London, fundraising. As you know, I'm trying to buy TikTok. I'm just trying to get my ducks in order for this deal, which will probably happen in January. And it was at the same time the porn star stuff was coming out. And, you know, talking about salacious sex and condoms and all this stuff - no one understood what the heck this had to do with campaign financing. 

"But why was it happening? And it really dominated the conversations at institutional meetings... With folks asking me: What is this? Is that really America? Because we don't - G20 countries, G7 countries. You usually do not do this to former leadership because you protect the sovereign brand. The mother egg of the United States of America, The White House - regardless of who's in it." 

O'Leary continued:

"But you look at any G7 country. They protect the sovereign brand. We have somehow stopped doing that. And, look, I'm not saying, you know, I don't want to get partisan about it. All I'm saying is we should protect the brand of America. If you're a Democrat or Republican - what are you doing to yourself? 

O'Leary describes the warpath Democrats have chosen against Trump. These radicals understand very clearly they can't beat him in fair elections, so they must resort to tactics used in political warfare in banana republic states by attempting to imprison political enemies through the weaponization of the judicial system. This move is nation-wrecking and nukes the American brand as it becomes bad for business under economic and political uncertainties. Earlier this year, O'Leary blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James over the potential seizure of Trump's assets. 

Even CNN senior legal analyst, Elie Honig, admitted that Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg (who reduced 60% of felonies to misdemeanors in 2023, yet elevated Trump's misdemeanors to a felony), wrote in NY Mag: "Here, prosecutors got their man, for now at least – but they also contorted the law in an unprecedented manner in their quest to snare their prey."

"The charges against Trump are obscure, and nearly entirely unprecedented. In fact, no state prosecutor — in New York, or Wyoming, or anywhere — has ever charged federal election laws as a direct or predicate state crime, against anyone, for anything. None. Ever. Even putting aside the specifics of election law, the Manhattan DA itself almost never brings any case in which falsification of business records is the only charge." -Elie Honig

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Switzerland is hosting a “Summit on Peace in Ukraine ” on June 15-16 at the five-star Bürgenstock hotel above Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland. The Swiss government says they hope this will lay the groundwork for a peace process in Ukraine which has been embroiled in a bloody war with Russia for the past two years.  However, that notion is fantasy given the fact that at least 80 countries from around the world are invited, yet Russia is not.

You might then ask, how can the west engage in serious peace discussions with Russia if they refuse to sit at the negotiating table with Russian representatives?  Obviously they can't, but it's becoming clear that this is not the intent.

 

China, realizing that the conference is not a sincere effort to engage in a dialogue on the war, has indicated its diplomats will also not be attending.  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a routine briefing: 

"The arrangements for the meeting still fall far short of China's requests and the general expectations of the international community, making it difficult for China to participate...China has always insisted that an international peace conference should be endorsed by both Russia and Ukraine, with the equal participation of all parties, and that all peace proposals should be discussed in a fair and equal manner. Otherwise it will be difficult for it to play a substantive role in restoring peace."

The CCP has been under pressure from western nations to stop the transfer of critical components used in the manufacture of Russian armaments, including dual-use components. They have also been admonished by NATO for continuing trade agreements that have helped Russia weather the effects of sanctions. 

The Chinese may be concerned that their representatives will fall prey to a highly public NATO struggle session (which would be rather ironic), and that China will be chided on the world stage for "helping the enemy."  Without Russia or China in attendance the conference becomes nothing more than a strategy meeting for NATO members, and here is where the true purpose of the Swiss event is revealed.  

Ukraine is losing the war, this much is clear.  They are facing a desperate manpower shortfall and no amount of arms, ammo, technology or funding can improve the situation.  Furthermore, Russian troops are making surprising gains across several areas of the front; this includes a new front opening up around Karkiv, Ukraine's second largest city.  Harsh new conscription laws have a low chance of successfully re-energizing the ranks.  This is why NATO members are suddenly lifting restrictions on US and European long range missiles and allowing Ukraine to attack targets deep in Russian territory.

Claire's Observations:  There is nothing Ukraine, or any of its "allies" can do, to "fix" the huge gap in troop numbers in the Ukrainian military which might, possibly, theoretically, be able to hold back the Russian military, at least until better weapons, and more training in how to use them, can arrive.

Apparently, the folks in DC, Paris, and London who conjured this war, under the pretext that it would "weaken Russia", have been snorting waaaay too much of their own "hopium/changium", and now they and the Ukrainians are stuck in an impossible, no-win situation, with options moving toward a "nuclear solution" with frightening speed.  

The elites have their shelters, replete with wine; caviar; and the latest and greatest medical equipment, and most probably, staff which understands how to use it.

So tell me;  how does it feel to understand that  you, as an American citizen, who has worked all of your life, are now "expendable" in a coming nuclear Armageddon?!?  Have you checked recently to determine if there any viable "shelters" reasonably close to your home, to protect yourself and your family?!?  Not in this neck of the woods, that is for darned sure. 

 

 

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Four years ago, we found ourselves politically homeless when politicians across the United States adopted an enforced lockdown and restriction approach to COVID-19. Over the past six months, following Hamas’s attack on civilians and Israel’s ensuing military actions in Gaza, we have once again found ourselves loners in our professional and social circles.

Until the outbreak of COVID-19, we considered ourselves left-leaning civil libertarians. Jenin was a New York City public defender, while Leighton was a Bay Area journalist who had once worked as a labor organizer. Both of us voted for Bernie Sanders in 2016, and given our professions and geographic locations, spent little time around non-progressives. But in 2020, in the wake of the Covid outbreak, everything changed.

It was not just that governments at all levels — local, state, and federal — practically competed with each other to pass the most authoritarian restrictions they could dream up in an effort to be seen as opposing Trump and his more laissez-faire approach to the pandemic. Worse still, a quasi-priestly, self-appointed expert class suddenly dictated the boundaries of acceptable discourse on COVID-19 in a mostly successful effort to control our thoughts on the subject. We weren’t allowed to openly question whether school closures would lead to learning loss, especially among less economically privileged students; whether firing people for declining a rushed and, as it turned out, less-than-entirely-efficacious vaccine was an abrogation of workers’ rights; or whether shutting down the economy would hurt working people most of all. To even raise these concerns in polite company, as we both did, led to accusations of selfishness, support for former President Donald Trump, and eventual exile from the circles in which we ran. We watched the activist left descend into a mindless, totalitarian cult, in which the punishment for wrongspeech and wrongthink was the social equivalent of the death penalty.

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Israel has run an almost decade-long secret “war” against the International Criminal Court. The country deployed its intelligence agencies to surveil, hack, pressure, smear and allegedly threaten senior ICC staff in an effort to derail the court’s inquiries into Israeli crimes.

Three articles below tell how Israel worked to continue its massive human rights abuses without outside intervention:

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said the Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by President Biden was “incomplete” and denied the idea that Israel agreed to pursue a ceasefire.

“The claim that we agreed to a ceasefire without our conditions being met is incorrect,” Netanyahu told a group of Israeli lawmakers, according to The Times of Israel. “The proposal that Biden presented is incomplete.”

Netanyahu again reaffirmed that he wouldn’t agree to a permanent ceasefire until it achieves its goals, including the “destruction” of Hamas’s military and governing capabilities. Biden said the proposal he unveiled would lead to a permanent truce and Israeli withdrawal.

Biden framed the potential deal as an Israeli proposal, but Netanyahu said there were “gaps” between the Israeli version and what Biden presented.

Webmaster addition: This is all political theater. Biden knows Israel's genocide of Palestinians is very unpopular with voters, so he is going the motions of trying to look like he is doing something. But remember, Biden has the power of the VETO and can stop all weapons and money going to Israel. That he will not proves he is not sincere!

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Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and his Western "friends" personally called all the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and asked them to come to the so-called peace summit in Switzerland, but they all refused, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin said.

"Zelensky and his Western ‘friends’ personally called all leaders of the CIS countries in a last-ditch attempt to beg them to take part in this ‘get-together.’ We know that no one agreed to this," the senior diplomat said.

According to him, Russia’s closest friends and allies from the CIS are well aware of the essence of this conference. "It has nothing to do with peace," Galuzin pointed out. "It is a hasty attempt to create an anti-Russian coalition and to present Moscow with an ultimatum, to make it appear that the world supports Zelensky's unimplementable peace formula. Such ‘get-togethers’ do not contribute to a political settlement. Their holding is pointless and a priori doomed to failure," he emphasized.

Webmaster addition: Why bother? Russia isn't invited, so all this meeting will be is Zelensky begging for more money!

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Russia strongly condemns Israeli airstrikes on the outskirts of Syria's Aleppo; these aggressive actions grossly violate Syria's sovereignty and international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"Moscow strongly condemns these aggressive actions, which come in gross violation of Syria's sovereignty and basic rules of international law," the ministry stressed. "Such use of force, which in the current tense regional situation can lead to extremely dangerous consequences and trigger a large-scale armed escalation, are unacceptable," it added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry "once again urges the Israeli leadership to abandon this vicious practice fraught with uncontrolled destabilization of the situation in the entire Middle East."

After midnight on June 3, Israeli air strikes hit the outskirts of Aleppo. Many were killed and injured in the attack, and significant material damage was caused, the report said. "Earlier, on the evening of May 29, the Israeli Air Force struck a residential building in the city of Baniyas in Tartous Governorate, killing a two-year-old girl and injuring her family members along with other civilians living in the house," it added.

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It's one of the most popular AI tools on the web with around 13 million users per day. 

But ChatGPT has been hit with a major outage this morning, users unable to access the app or website. 

According to DownDetector, hundreds of people globally have been affected since 8am BST. 

OpenAI, the firm behind ChatGPT, has acknowledged the outage with a statement saying: 'We are currently investigating this issue.'

People took to X (Twitter) to share their frustration at having to 'think for themselves' in the absence of the AI tool. 

Webmaster addition: It's back up now!

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A Biden-affiliated TikTok account's post attempting to inform people about a Donald Trump's controversy was slammed with commenters asking about inflation instead.

The fight over who influences the space took a turn this weekend after Trump joined TikTok to the tune of millions of followers on an app he once tried to get banned.

President Biden continues to try and battle back, posting a video Sunday night about the story of a former producer coming forward to claim Donald Trump used a racial slur during the filming of Season 1 of 'The Apprentice.'

In a cringe-worthy clip posted to the BidenHQ TikTok account, an unidentified female 'influencer' was seen trying to re-tell the story in a manner to shame Trump as a 'lifelong racist', and recounted other incidents. 

However, the post has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, as it was inundated with responses concerned with what seemed to be more pressing matters.

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Fire rains down from the sky during Israel's latest missile attack on Gaza as the Middle Eastern conflict shows no signs of ending.

Photographs taken today show smoke and flames engulfing buildings in the Al Bureij Camp in Deir al-Balah — a city in the central Gaza strip.

Enormous explosions blasted the camp's infrastructure, as Palestinians watched on in horror as the destruction unfolded.

Some were seen running for cover after an Israeli missile hit a residential building in the camp, while thick black smoke and dust covered the area following the strike.  

It comes after Israel's military confirmed the deaths of four more hostages held in Gaza since the October 7 attack on a music festival.  

Nadav Popplewell, 51, Yoram Metzger, 80, Amiram Cooper, 84, and Chaim Peri, 79, all died several months ago while being held by Hamas in the Khan Younis area, The Times of Israel reported today.

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Gaza’s Government Media Office released a statement on Monday that said over 3,500 Palestinian children under the age of five are at risk of starving to death in Gaza due to the Israeli siege.

The media office said the children are suffering from “acute malnutrition, affecting their bodies, exposing them to infectious diseases, hindering their growth, and threatening their survival.”

The statement said the children were at risk of dying due to “a severe shortage of milk and food, a lack of nutritional supplements, and the denial of vaccinations.” The media office pointed to the fact that the Rafah border crossing has been closed since May 7, and barely any aid has entered Gaza since then.

On Saturday, the Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that a 13-year-old boy died due to malnutrition. “A 13-year-old Palestinian child has died due to starvation in Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip amidst the closure of the Rafah border crossing,” the report said.

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After sentencing 75-year-old Paulette Harlow to two years in jail, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly quipped about the elderly pro-lifer’s husband’s concern that she might die in prison. Kollar-Kotelly commented that she hopes Harlow will “make an effort to remain alive” because that is a “tenet of [Harlow’s] religion,” according to LiveAction. 

On May 31, in a federal Washington, D.C. court, Kollar-Kotelly sentenced Harlow to two years in jail and 36 months of supervised release for protesting at a notorious late-term abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. with eight others.  

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We are right in the middle of a tsunami of shoplifting that never seems to end, and as a result major retailers are closing down locations in major cities all over the country.  A few years ago, videos of brazen shoplifters ruthlessly looting retail stores were shocking everyone, but now this sort of thing is so common that very few of us are shocked anymore.  We have come to expect that our retail stores will be regularly looted because this is who we have become as a nation.  Sadly, even many of our politicians aren’t too concerned that the impoverished masses are stealing billions of dollars worth of merchandise from our major retailers.  Like so many others, maybe they figure that those retailers won’t even miss what is being taken.  But the truth is that they do miss what is being taken, and CEOs have been complaining very loudly about it…
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American journalist Scott Ritter has been prevented from visiting Russia to attend a high-profile event in a move that he claims was motivated by spite on the part of the US Department of State.

Ritter was scheduled to participate in two panel discussions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this week. He was stopped from boarding a Turkish Airlines flight on Monday, when US border officials seized his passport, he reported after the incident.

“They didn’t just get me. They got the Russians, and that was the purpose. They stuck it to the Russians,” the vocal critic of US government policies said on his show later in the day.

The former US Marine previously served as a senior UN inspector and was tasked with searching for weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He opposed the 2003 invasion of the country by the US, and has since expresseed negative opinions of many of Washington’s actions.

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