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The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has proven to be a lucrative opportunity for the American military-industrial complex, with a notable increase in orders for weapons and ammunition from European allies and the Pentagon. The Wall Street Journal reports a sharp uptick in demand, as European nations bolster their military capabilities, and the Pentagon replenishes depleted reserves destined for Ukraine.

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Desperate Palestinians rushing toward aid trucks to fetch food in central Gaza were forced to flee after Israeli troops opened fire on them amid the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the enclave.

Footage verified by Al Jazeera shows hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza City in the central part of the besieged enclave running to get food items delivered by the United Nations in boxes on the back of trucks as bullets are fired.

“Desperate and hungry Palestinians are running out of options. Under Israeli sniper fire, they are risking their lives to reach one of the few aid trucks entering Gaza City,” said Al Jazeera’s Tareq Abu Azzoum, reporting from Rafah in southern Gaza.

A Palestinian man speaking to Al Jazeera said people lack the minimum necessities of life.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Rayya, an 89-year-old Palestinian woman, is a survivor of the holocaust that has engulfed the Palestinian population since the Nakba of 1948.  She has now taken refuge in Rafah from the US-backed Gaza Genocide.  Her story is told briefly by her niece, Ghada Ageel, in Al-Jazeera under the headline “In Rafah, the final – and most deadly-stage of this genocide is upon us.”  Rayya’s biography reminds us vividly that history in historic Palestine did not begin on October 7.

There is another reason to read this brief piece on Rayya. The ongoing genocide in Gaza has been so widely reported in social media, over web outlets and in foreign media that it is hard for Western media to completely ignore the massive bombing and daily carnage.

Still the Western has done its best to slant the coverage against Palestinians and toward Israelis.  This is so obvious that it has been shown by quantitative analysis using a word count in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times!  This analysis was reported in The Intercept by Adam Johnson and Othman Ali who conclude that these influential papers “showed a consistent bias against Palestinians,” “disproportionately emphasized Israeli deaths in the conflict” and “used highly emotive language to describe the killings of Israelis but not Palestinians.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Family members of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks mourn over their bodies at the morgue of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, on 15 February.

Israeli troops escalated their attacks on a major hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on Friday while negotiations toward a prisoner exchange and long-term truce between Israel and Hamas continued.

News reports confirmed that Egypt is clearing land in the northern Sinai to contain people displaced from Gaza in what appears to be a contingency plan for a mass exodus, which Cairo says it opposes.

The development is heightening fears that the threatened incursion into Rafah, where more than a million people are concentrated after Israel ordered the evacuation of other areas of Gaza, would entail not only a bloodbath but also a mass expulsion of Palestinians from their land.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Israeli cabinet approved on Sunday a proposal that blocks any acceptance of international pressure to create an independent Palestinian state. The most far-right cabinet in Israel’s history, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and extremist ministers including Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, has been taking decisions so outrageous that it has provoked not only the Palestinians, but also the international community and Israel’s main ally the United States.

Netanyahu has been prosecuting a brutal war against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since October. The occupied territory had already been under a comprehensive Israeli-led siege since 2007, the effects of which have been made immeasurably worse by the apartheid state’s aggression. Indeed, Israel’s latest military offensive on Gaza has been denounced by many international leaders, organisations and observers as a genocide.

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Tags: ISRAEL, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Israel’s genocidal moral depravity keeps plunging into new depths.

On Tuesday, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster ran a news program for “the 130th day of the war” hosted by the veteran Ayala Hasson. During the program, she interviewed former Mossad official Rami Igra, who had been head of the spy and assassination agency’s “Captive & Missing Division.” 

Igra echoed President Isaac Herzog’s claim that there are “no uninvolved [civilians] in Gaza.” Igra emphasizes the point by saying “There is no such thing,” as Hasson disrupts him in agreement with an affirming “You’re right, you’re right.” 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The greatest President of my lifetime, who loves this country and wants to make it great again, was just framed and publicly lynched by the government, politicians, prosecutors and court system of New York City.

Trust me, New York City is going to wish they never played this game. They may not know it yet, but New York City just committed financial suicide.

I was born and raised in New York. I graduated from Columbia University in New York City. My first apartment as an adult was in New York City. Even in the past three decades since I left, I’ve looked forward to my many business trips each year to New York.

I’ve always been proud of being from New York. I’ve given business speeches around the world about using “New York Attitude” to enjoy mega-success in the business world. All ex-New Yorkers live forever in Billy Joel’s words, “in a New York state of mind.”

Not anymore. New York is now dead to me.

New York City has become a cesspool of mental illness, wokeness, communism, and hatred towards conservatives and patriots.

Even worse, the Democrat politicians of New York suffer from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” As a result, they have weaponized New York government against President Trump in a way that represents a combination of Soviet KGB, East German Stasi, and Nazi Gestapo.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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Israel has threatened to invade Gaza's Rafah by the start of Ramadan if Hamas does not return the remaining hostages in a dark ultimatum condemned by international observers.

The United States and other governments, as well as the United Nations, have issued increasingly urgent appeals to Israel to call off its planned offensive on Rafah, where three-quarters of the displaced Palestinian population has fled.

Some 1.2 million people are now taking shelter in sprawling tent encampments without access to adequate food, water or medicine in the city that used to be home to just 250,000. 

But the Israeli government says the city on the Egypt border is the last remaining stronghold in Gaza of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

'The world must know, and Hamas leaders must know - if by Ramadan our hostages are not home, the fighting will continue everywhere, including the Rafah area,' Benny Gantz, a retired military chief of staff, told a conference of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on Sunday.

I doubt Israel will change course even if the hostages are released!

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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President Joe Biden’s remarks regarding the disastrous and deadly pullout from Afghanistan a few months after he took office are likely to infuriate tens of millions of Americans.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that, while Biden has publicly defended the controversial manner in which he ordered a pullout from the country in 2021, a new book says that his remarks were more than just politically convenient: He actually believes that no one in his administration made any mistakes during the withdrawal.

“No one offered to resign [after the Afghanistan exit], in large part because the president didn’t believe anyone had made a mistake. Ending the war was always going to be messy,” said Politico’s national security reporter Alexander Ward in his upcoming book “The Internationalists: The Fight to Restore Foreign Policy After Trump,” the outlet reported.

“Biden told his top aides, [National Security Adviser Jake] Sullivan included, that he stood by them and they had done their best during a tough situation,” Ward wrote, noting further that a White House official had told him that “there wasn’t even a real possibility of a shake-up.”

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Tags: AFGHANISTAN, WHITE HOUSE
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In 2017, a hospital operator set out to build a rural health care empire with the help of a Philadelphia-area consultant.

The consultant, Jim Biden, had no experience running hospitals. But he did understand the federal government and had ties to labor unions. Perhaps more important, he was the younger brother of Joe Biden.

The final years of the Obama administration had cemented the former vice president’s towering stature in the world of health care, where he had made the fight against cancer a top federal priority and, then, a centerpiece of his legacy-building efforts.

For then 67-year-old Jim Biden, the third of four Biden siblings, his ties to his older brother made up much of his pitch as he pursued deals that could help Americore make money from drug rehab, lab testing and even cancer treatment.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
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A warehouse storing 900 tons of lithium batteries waiting to be recycled went up in flames this afternoon, amid growing fears over their dangers.

The fire in France occurred at a storehouse in the town in Viviez in Aveyron, and residents were told to stay indoors by authorities.

Locals were ordered to keep their doors and window closed as the thick smoke engulfed the town. No injuries or deaths were reported.

While the cause of the fire has yet to be confirmed, it took 70 firefighters to get the flames under control.

Lithium batteries, found in e-scooters, are the fastest growing fire risk in London, with the London Fire Brigade called to an e-bike or scooter fire once every two days on average last year.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, FRANCE
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A senior Russian diplomat said Moscow had suspended sharing information about its nuclear forces with the United States, including notices about missile tests.

Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, said in remarks carried by news agencies that Moscow had halted all information exchanges with Washington after previously suspending its participation in the last remaining nuclear arms pact with the U.S.

Last month, Russian president Vladimir Putin suspended the New START treaty, saying Russia could not accept U.S. inspections of its nuclear sites under the agreement at a time when Washington and its Nato allies had openly declared Russia’s defeat in Ukraine as their goal.

Moscow emphasized that it was not withdrawing from the pact altogether and would continue to respect the caps on nuclear weapons.

 

 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Cui bono – who benefits; One further thought to ponder on. Was Navalny’s death – by a blood clot – arranged by the CIA or Britain’s MI6? Stop and think! That prospect would make much more sense and is far more logical than Russia being responsible. Moscow gained absolutely nothing from the death of the dissident protagonist.

If the Kremlin wanted Navalny bumped off why have they hesitated over the past decades? However, as is perfectly clear, the liberal ‘democracies’ immediately – and as arranged – orchestrated their condemnation of Russia before any medical examination. How convenient: just as Ukraine in their NATO-sponsored war on Russia goes on the defensive and Washington wants Europe to foot the bill for sending even more weapons of Kyiv’s bottomless pit.

Far-fetched?  Hardly. The United States (CIA) is notoriously the unassailable leader in assassinations and unexplained ‘suicides.’ Moving on from the alleged suicides of influential Jews Jeffrey Epstein and Robert Maxwell.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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The Pentagon launched a spacecraft tracking system into orbit, having previously created a fuss in the press about supposedly received intelligence data about Russia's ability to hit American satellites. So, with the help of another fake, the Yankees tried to divert public attention from their secret defensive steps. Meanwhile, the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle took off safely from Cape Canaveral, carrying into space two prototype military satellites that they plan to test in a couple of years. Welcome to the new Star Wars series!

Washington is coming to an understanding: at the beginning of a large-scale war against the Russian Federation and China, the United States will have to face an attempt to disable telecommunication systems, geolocation, and space tracking.

The system, launched last Wednesday, is a development for testing a comprehensive program that involves covering the near-Earth space with several dozen inexpensive compact satellites. The idea is that if the enemy destroys some of the satellites, the survivability of the system will be maintained by switching to other devices in orbit. The curator of the US Space Command, responsible for coordinating the Pentagon's activities in space, Kathleen Hicks admits:

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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United States taxpayers are being milked of money that the United Nations (UN) and other agencies are spending to aid illegals in crossing the U.S. borders. Based on available government spending data, more than $1 billion in funding from the government has been granted to agencies assisting migrants.

"We are actually funding our own border crisis," Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-mass migration think tank. "And it's provided by, ultimately, the United States taxpayer."

Before President Joe Biden's term as president, America shelled out around $500 million per year to the UN's main migration arm, the International Organization for Migration (IOM). But beginning in the Biden administration, the funding skyrocketed to nearly $1.3 billion in 2023. This amount is more than double what it had been under former President Donald Trump's administration, as per USASpending.gov.

As per government spending data, most of the money comes from the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A total of $547 million over two years ending in 2023 has also been voluntarily contributed to IOM from the Population, Refugees and Migration, which is under the State Department.

Webmaster addition:  So We The People are being forced to pay for the invasion of our homes?!?

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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A left-wing Lutheran priest in New York City has now bailed out the last violent criminal illegal who had been jailed for attacking and beating several New York police officers.

Yohenry Brito has been released from Rikers Island where he was held since being arrested for the Jan. 27 attack on the officers in Times Square. He was released when a leftist priest from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Brooklyn put up the illegal alien’s $15,000 bail money on Tuesday.

Rev. Juan Ruiz explained that the church is a “sanctuary” church, and wanted to free the illegal who already has a criminal record, like many of the others arrested for the attack.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, RELIGION/ATHEISM
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The Democrats now want to indict President Trump on false charges for false crimes.

Earlier today Rasmussen Reports reported on the ugly face of jurisprudence.

According to Rasmussen Reports the Democrats actually are trying to indict President on a felony and by doing that they hope to win the White House.

Webmaster addition:  I did some checking, and it turns out there is no law preventing Trump from running for President even if convicted of a felony. The qualifications for the presidency are outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. To be eligible, a person must be a natural-born citizen, at least 35 years old, and have been a resident of the country for at least 14 years.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Tucker Carlson addressed the industrial censorship complex on his show this week with expert Mike Benz.

Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) shared this on this week’s Tucker interview:

This is the most extraordinary thing I have ever seen.

I’m not exaggerating. This is like a mushroom trip without the mushrooms.

Clear your schedule tonight and listen together.

In a week, everyone who has not listened to this will look like an idiot to everyone who has.

This is America today.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP
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The biggest difference is that Americans back then were not (of course) called "xenophobes" for their resistance to that foreign presence, or to the Hessian soldiers later used by George III

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Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis reportedly campaigned in 2020 in not “engaging in sexual misconduct.”

Willis’s campaign promise was ironic to say the least, follwing allegations of her own affair along with financial implications.

When Willis was asked about her qualifications to be elected Fulton County’s prosecutor, she said:

“Because they deserve a DA that won’t have sex with his employees, because they deserve a DA that won’t put money in their own pocket when it should go to benefit children.”

“Because we deserve better.”

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As the world totters on the precipice of global disaster, those among us who are still of sound mind and in a position to do something had better get busy – and fast. We have known for a long time that Joe Biden’s open borders pose a national security threat to the United States, but in the face of more than ten million undocumented immigrants who have been allowed to pour across our open borders – north and south – unvetted and with their current whereabouts unknown, the situation has gone from horrible to dangerous on a national security level.

The majority of these illegal immigrants appear to be military-age young men from a wide variety of countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Iran, China, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South and Central America. Among them are those associated with both drugs and terrorism, who represent violent gangs and terrorist organizations. And for the thousands who come to America to do damage, the targets are us.

America’s crime-ridden cities are a visible testament to the damage that has already been done to everyday life in the metropolitan USA. The war against law and order has grown exponentially since its early days in the summer of 2020 when violent riots broke out simultaneously in major cities across America, and “Defund the Police” became the mantra on the street. Police officers are now all fair game, as are little old ladies and children. When people are afraid to go out on the street, when a walk to the local supermarket could turn into a life-and-death experience, it is a sign that something is very, very wrong. And when added to that is the genuine threat of terrorism, it is a clear sign that something must be done. But in 2024, the reality is that nothing is being done.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, VOTE FRAUD, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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