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Paul Embery argues there is evidence that Putin's accusation that Boris Johnson torpedoed a peace deal in Ukraine could be true.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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NATO supporters in the media are making increasingly intemperate statements, which go as far as calls for war, after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with US journalist Tucker Carlson that was a a real blow to the alliance, Florian Philippot, leader of France’s Patriots party, said.

"Tucker Carlson’s historic interview with Putin is making the entire NATO system infuriated, since it makes people listen to a story that differs from NATO propaganda and which they can’t tolerate!" he wrote on his X page X. "It has made them even more insane and hysterical!"

Philippot attached an excerpt from an interview with Nicolas Tenzer, a professor at Sciences Po University in France, who called for Western interference and strikes on Russian military targets with Western weapons.

"Here’s an academic, an ardent NATO lover, begging last night to ‘strike Russian troops and bases’! Their world is crumbling, they are ready for an all-out war! Due to Carlson’s interview, they got a big punch in the head!" he concluded.

Tags: FRANCE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the besieged Gaza Strip has turned into a graveyard for Israeli regime soldiers more than four months into the war.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a joint press conference on Sunday in Damascus with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad.

“Today, Netanyahu has been stuck in the quagmire of Gaza and Gaza has turned into a graveyard for the Zionists,” he said.

The Iranian diplomat also blamed the US and its supply of weapons to Israel for the continuation of hostilities in Gaza.

“The US cannot speak of the need for ending the war ... and simultaneously refuse to halt supply of weapons to Tel Aviv,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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US journalist Tucker Carlson broadcast a more than two-hour-long interview with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday night. As of Saturday, the video had been viewed 177 million times on X, while over 290,000 users had reposted it and 940,000 had liked it. On YouTube, the video has been viewed nearly 11 million times.

The leader of France's The Patriots (Les Patriotes) party, Florian Philippot, has said on X that the media in NATO countries received a serious "slap in the face" after Russian President Vladimir Putin's interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson.

"Putin's interview with Tucker Carlson is a global phenomenon. It continues to defy any media essay in the countries of the NATO zone! They all got a serious slap in the face," the politician wrote.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, FRANCE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician, said special counsel Robert Hur's report "validates" what he and many have known for years: President Biden has "serious issues."

Hur, who had been tasked with investigating Biden's mishandling of classified documents, described the president in a report this week as appearing like a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

"It validates what most of us have known," Jackson told Fox News Digital. "I've been saying since he was candidate Joe Biden that this man is not cognitively fit to be our president, our commander in chief and our head of state. I've been saying that over and over. 

"I watched the man every day, you know, in and around the West Wing for eight years when he was vice president. There's a drastic, drastic difference between then and now."

Webmaster addition: My wife, Claire, volunteers for a dementia support group at a local church. The group are spouses of Dementia patients, and the function of the group is to learn and share ways of dealing with dementia. One example is I am currently researching a list of prescription medications that can make dementia worse. So Claire and I have more than a passing familiarity with the condition. And there is no question in my mind that Joe Biden is suffering a major decline in brain function. 

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 A military conflict between NATO and Russia may begin in the next three to five years. This forecast was made by Danish Defense Minister Troels Lunn Poulsen, as quoted by Reuters.

"It cannot be ruled out that within three to five years Russia will check the fifth article of NATO and the alliance's solidarity," the military said, adding that the Kremlin "has a desire to do this."

According to Troels, Denmark is unlikely to be directly attacked, but it may face the threat of hybrid attacks from Russia.

In January, it became known that Germany was developing a plan for a war between NATO and Russia, which, according to the scenario of the German Ministry of Defense, could begin in the summer of 2025. The Suwalki corridor between Belarus and the Kaliningrad region was named the most likely place of collision.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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The Israeli government is considering easing control measures in the occupied West Bank ahead of the Muslim month of Ramadan, coming next month, to avoid a breakout of all-out violence, according to Israeli media.

The Israeli daily Yedeot Ahranot reported on Monday, 5 February, that the Israeli war cabinet is discussing easing restrictive measures on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, mainly by allowing some 100,000 Palestinian workers back into Israel and allowing the entry of a similar number of Palestinian worshipers to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month'

Claire's Observations:  Given the carnage Israel has created in Gaza; the West Bank, and Lebanon, it is difficult to see through their mind set, as to precisely what in the benefit here would be, and what they would consider an "accomplishment".  But were I a betting woman, I would not bet that this will work at all.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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It was not the first time the technology had been used in Pakistan’s notably repressive election season, but this time it got the world’s attention.

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s former prime minister, has spent the duration of the country’s electoral campaign in jail, disqualified from running in what experts have described as one of the least credible general elections in the country’s 76-year history.

But from behind bars, he has been rallying his supporters in recent months with speeches that use artificial intelligence to replicate his voice, part of a tech-savvy strategy his party deployed to circumvent a crackdown by the military.

And on Saturday, as official counts showed candidates aligned with his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or P.T.I., winning the most seats in a surprise result that threw the country’s political system into chaos, it was Mr. Khan’s A.I. voice that declared victory

Claire's Observations:  This has been a great moment for Mr. Khan; his party; and the AI app which made this possible.  Hopefully, this can work as a tool for all those being marginalized and suppressed by their governments, and give these people the opportunity to make  their voices heard.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, PAKISTAN/ INDIA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Host of the Daily Wire Michael Knowles says that 'New Yorkers are being kicked out of their own city" as America deals with the migrant crisis.

It comes as it has been revealed that the mayor of NYC Eric Adams has defended his new $53million program that would give pre-paid debit cards to migrants for food and baby supplies.

Migrants housed in one of the city's hotels receive the card instead of the city providing meals the migrants often do not want.


Speaking to GBN America Knowles blasted the choice and claimed: "They are being put up at some of the nicest hotels in New York City." 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Hundreds of Ulez protestors have blocked “every single camera” in a London borough as the uproar over Sadiq Khan’s controversial scheme continues.

400 people took to the streets across Sutton in South London on Sunday in demonstrations which saw over 80 cameras covered up.

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) was extended across the capital last year in a move that saw close to 90 per cent of Sutton covered by the scheme overnight.

Ulez regulations mean drivers of 'non-compliant’ vehicles would have to pay a daily charge of £12.50 – which saw fierce opposition among the public.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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As Israel increasingly treats a war in Lebanon as a foregone conclusion, a new 130-page report was released from a number of think-tanks that included many of Israel’s high-ranking generals. The report, as with a previous report from the US, warned of possible Israeli unreadiness to open a second front at the northern border.

Top Israeli military leaders have protested for weeks that they are ready for a Lebanon War and, indeed, are ready to launch a war at a moment’s notice. This pronouncement is mostly made along with a claim that the Gaza War is all but over, despite the fact that substantial Israeli forces are still fighting in the strip.

The new report warned that a potential southern occupation, which has been advocated by many politicians, would be the deadliest conflict since Israel’s inception, and that thousands of Hezbollah rockets would instantly be fired daily in retaliation.

The report, from the Counter-Terrorism Policy Institute at Reichman University in Israel, was said to have been presented to policy makers ahead of October 7, but was largely dismissed out of hand, arguing Hamas didn’t have the capabilities the report assumed. The US has similarly warned Israel a two-front war would be more difficult than they’re expecting. However, while the Israeli government seems content to let the US try, unsuccessfully, to negotiate a deal preventing the conflict, the Israeli assumption is that US military support will continue.

Claire's Observations:  Netanyahu and his minions, need to remember that this year in the US, is an election year; and the very last thing this administration would want to do, because US troop strength is so dangerously low, would be to reinstate the Draft.  That would provide the kind of disgust and disruption (including demonstrations against both Israel and DC,), that no thinking candidate wants to have happen, before a national election.   So the Israeli assumption that "US military support will continue" is fraught with potential "what-ifs", which cannot be intelligently ignored, if and when they do happen.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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‘Blood now soaks the soil of 3 continents. Aggressors are now on killing sprees’

Back before World War II there were multiple small, regional conflicts that had developed.

Eventually they merged.

And that is exactly what is developing now, according to an expert on international events, and Joe Biden is allowing it.

“Biden has opened the floodgates of Hell. Although nothing is inevitable, we are fast approaching the point where, as a practical matter, he will not be able to stop China and Russia, directly and through proxies, from merging existing conflicts and turning them into the next global war,” charged Gordon Chang, an expert on China, in a column at The Gatestone Institute.

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In an unusual session held on Super Bowl Sunday, the US Senate voted to move forward a substantial $95 billion aid package that will support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with no southern border security provisions. The vote garnered support from RINOs, with a final tally of 67-27.

The vote came in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)’s steadfast refusal to expedite voting on the bill, which he vehemently criticized as “rotten” and detrimental to national interests.

Senator Paul, expressing his staunch opposition, declared he would not allow the bill to pass immediately, emphasizing his concerns over prioritizing foreign aid over domestic issues.

According to the Hill, Schumer offered Republicans the chance to vote on amendments in exchange for expediting the legislative process.

“By a vote of 67-27, The Senate invoked cloture on Murray substitute amendment 1388 to H.R.815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations,” the Senate Press Gallery wrote on X.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Charity Oxfam reckons the world's over 2,500 billionaires are now a combined £2.6trillion richer than they were in 2020. This is because governments have been pumping money into economies during the crisis, which has driven up stocks, increased the value of corporations and led to record profits.

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THE official X account for President Joe Biden posted a tweet that left users baffled as Super Bowl LVIII finished.

The tweet - which came after the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the game 25-22 - depicted the president smiling ominously with glowing red eyes alongside the text: "Just like we drew it up."

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According to Channel 13, Chief of General Staff Herzi Halevi said: “The army will be able to handle any mission, but there are political aspects that must be addressed first.”

A senior Israeli official, who preferred not to be named, told the channel: “The operation in Rafah is approaching.”

READ: Military offensive on Rafah a ‘recipe for disaster’: UN agency

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday ordered the military to submit a dual plan to evacuate Palestinian residents from Rafah, home to more than 1 million residents seeking refuge from war, and to defeat the remaining “Hamas battalions.”

The Palestinians have sought refuge in Rafah as Israel pounded the rest of the enclave following the Oct. 7 Hamas incursion. The bombardment has killed more than 28,000 people, besides causing mass destruction and shortages of basic necessities.

The Israeli offensive has left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine, while 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure was damaged or destroyed, according to the UN

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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US Rejects Putin’s Latest Offer for Negotiations on Ukraine

The Biden administration has rejected the idea of diplomacy with Russia since the Russian invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago by Dave DeCamp February 11, 2024 at 2:04 pm ET Categories NewsTags Russia, Ukraine

The US has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest offer for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, as the Biden administration has consistently discouraged diplomacy in the nearly two years since Russia launched its invasion.

Putin made the offer during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, which was released on Carlson’s website and X account last week.

“We are willing to negotiate,” Putin said. Referring to the US government, the Russian leader added, “You should tell the current Ukrainian leadership to stop and come to the negotiating table.”

In response, a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council told The New York Times that the US has no reason to believe Putin is being genuine.

“Both we and President Zelensky have said numerous times that we believe this war will end through negotiations,” the spokesperson said. “Despite Mr. Putin’s words, we have seen no actions to indicate he is interested in ending this war. If he was, he would pull back his forces and stop his ceaseless attacks on Ukraine.”

 

Claire's Observations:  Imagine my absolute absence of surprise!! Apparently, Biden's Buddies in the Military/Industrial complex, haven't made enough money from this "Frankenwar" to want to quit now!!!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday doubled down on his vow to attack the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah despite growing criticism of the plan.

It’s estimated that about 1.5 million Palestinians are packed into Rafah, which has a pre-war population of 275,000. Most of the people sheltering in the city are living on the streets in tents, and many have been displaced multiple times since Israel unleashed its onslaught.

On Friday, Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to draw up an evacuation plan for Rafah, but it’s unclear where the Palestinians sheltering there will go. A few hours after Netanyahu said he ordered the plan, Israeli airstrikes hit residential buildings in Rafah, killing 28.

Heavy Israeli airstrikes were also reported in Rafah late Sunday into Monday morning, with Al Jazeera reporting at least 50 have been killed so far.

Aid groups are warning a full-scale Israeli assault on Rafah would be a “blood bath” due to the concentration of Palestinians. Egypt, which borders Rafah, is threatening to scrap its 1979 peace treaty with Israel if it attacks the city. Cairo strongly opposes anything that could lead to an influx of Palestinian refugees entering its territory.

 

Claire's Observations:  It appears that Netanyahu, in his megalomaniacal hubris, has decided that no one can or will stop him from ordering this slaughter in Rafah.  I am praying that some adult in the geopolitical room is going to prove me wrong.  Unfortunately,  right now, I would not bet on seeing this happen. The US government is impotent to stop the guy, and other countries which might, are too busy putting out economic/political fires in their own countries.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Reuters documented at least 600 previously unreported workplace injuries at Musk’s rocket company: crushed limbs, amputations, electrocutions, head and eye wounds and one death. SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for the billionaire’s push to colonize space at breakneck speed.

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Ingenuity’s groundbreaking mission concludes after 72 flights, while Perseverance’s exploration of Mars enters an exciting phase, focusing on geological discoveries that could shed light on the planet’s ancient history.

After 72 flights and 17 kilometers flown, it is finally time for us to say goodbye to the Ingenuity helicopter. It was announced last month that Ingenuity’s mission is now coming to an end after it sustained damage to a rotor blade on its final flight.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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