How the world appears all depends on whether your gaze is firmly focussed on the hub of the wheel, Alastair Crooke writes.
How the world appears all depends on whether your gaze is firmly focussed on the hub of the wheel, or alternatively, were you to watch the wheel’s rotation around the hub – and the bearing it follows – you would see the world differently.
Looked at from a DC-centric perspective, all is still: Nothing (as it were), is moving geo-politically. Was there an election in the U.S.? Well, certainly there is no longer an ‘Election Day’ event as the new mechanics of ballots vs in-person voting, commencing up to 50 days earlier, and ploughing on, weeks after, has become far removed from the old notion of having ‘an election’, and an aggregate macro outcome.
From this ‘centric’ viewpoint, the Midterms change nothing – stasis.
Al-Hodhod center says in a new report more than 4,265 artifacts were smuggled and sold in auctions. (Photo by al-Hodhod center)
More than 4,265 artifacts have been looted, smuggled outside Yemen, and sold in auctions in 6 countries, a new report reveals.
On Thursday, al-Hudhud Center for Archaeological Studies published a report documenting the theft of Yemeni antiquities and their sale in international auctions.
The report said the artifacts were sold in America through 5 auctions, Britain through 4 auctions, France through 3 auctions, two auctions in the Israeli apartheid regime, and an auction in Germany and the Netherlands.
It said the number of pieces sold and displayed amounted to 2,167 artifacts in the US, while 501 artifacts were smuggled to the Israeli regime and sold there.
The report also said the al-Hodhod center was able to recognize 2523 artifacts that have been sold so far, with an estimated value of $12 million. Some of the items have a value of $800,000, such as a manuscript dating back to the fifteenth century AD.
The center confirmed in its report that initial statistics show that 1,384 artifacts are now distributed over 7 international museums.
Britain has been bypassing its own sanctions against Russia, according to a report, which says it managed to track dozens of shipments of Russian oil into the United Kingdom since March.
The British daily newspaper Sunday Times said in a report that the United Kingdom has purchased at least 39 shipments of Russian oil since Moscow launched its military campaign in Ukraine in late February.
Britain has banned the import of Russian oil and oil products into the UK over the conflict in Ukraine.
Citing tanker traffic data and trade statistics, the Times said Russian-origin oil shipments, worth about £200 ($236) million, were reportedly delivered to UK ports after ship-to-ship transfers.
Let’s take Kherson and FTX as two examples of NATO’s censorship of the hard and soft wars over Ukraine. British and Irish state controlled media have shown hours of smiling citizens greeting their Ukrainian liberators in Kherson, just like they welcomed their “liberators” in 1941. Scratching only a little further, we find that the spokesperson for those liberated Khersonians was the Kiev based head of a Nazi death squad, who had only recently arrived, along with the Azov “liberators” in Kherson.
Further, by scrolling through Twitter, never mind Telegram, we come across countless incidents of Ukrainian liberators torturing and dispatching those accused of collaborating with Russia. Though the mutilation and murder of Russians and other minorities has been a constant motif, British and Irish state media never deem it newsworthy, thanks in no small part to how the biased reporting of Norma Costello, Sally Hayden and countless other Lord and Lady Haw Haws has made the murder of Iranian, Syrian, Palestinian, Russian and Iraqi civilians at the hands of NATO’s proxies of no account whatsoever. For me, and billions like me throughout the world, that partisan censorship, for which Julius Streicher and Lord Haw Haw were both hanged at War’s end, is grossly and criminally morally offensive beyond words.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says the UN nuclear agency adopted the “politically-motivated” anti-Tehran resolution as the country has “the most transparent” peaceful nuclear program.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nasser Kan’ani said “the politically-motivated resolution was issued while Iran has the most transparent peaceful nuclear program” in terms of the number of facilities under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) compared to other countries and the number of inspections its nuclear activities have undergone by the IAEA.
He stressed that the resolution was enforced after the US and the three European countries exerted pressure on the agency’s Board of Governors.
The spokesman did not give more details on Iran’s response to the resolution, saying the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran would declare the details when necessary.
Earlier, Kan’ani had said Iran took the first step in responding to the resolution.
“In response to the latest action of the three European countries and the United States, namely the passing of a resolution against Iran in the agency’s Board of Governors, a number of measures were put on the agenda of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and their implementation was carried out in the enrichment complexes of Martyr Ahmadi in Natanz and Martyr Alimohammadi complex in Fordow in the presence of the IAEA’s inspectors,” he said.
In an undiplomatic move aimed at extending support for the riots in Iran, lawmakers in the European Parliament have cut ties with Tehran over what they claim Iran’s “unacceptable” sanctioning of several members of the house.
“In response to the unacceptable Iranian sanctioning of this house, there shall be no direct contact between European Parliament delegations and committees with official Iranian counterparts until further notice,” said EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola in a statement.
The statement further voiced its ill-intentioned support for foreign-instigated rioters, saying, “We will not look away from those who look to us on the streets of Iran. We are with you. We will stay with you.”
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Many people are skipping Thanksgiving dinner because they simply can't afford it. We have disturbing new economic numbers out today show how we may be facing the worst economic crisis since the great recession couple of key data points that we want to talk about. Consumer spending is down, consumer savings is down and consumer credit is up, up, up!
US inspectors don't know where 90 percent of the weapons handed over to Ukraine are
Ukraine, as a project of the Biden family, seems to be shaping US political life more and more. They only talk about Ukraine. The New York Times acknowledges the reality: “Ukraine's monthly budget deficit is $5 billion and the government has been forced to turn to the West and the International Monetary Fund for emergency assistance. Prime Minister Denis Shmygal recently stated that Ukraine will need $42 billion in aid in 2023 given the expected revenue-spending gap. President Zelensky added another 17 billion to rebuild damaged or destroyed power plants and homes.”
Under these circumstances, Europe has slowed down financial aid to Ukraine. The US Republicans do not want the US to take care of Ukraine alone and certainly not in such an uncontrolled manner: “President Joe Biden has asked Congress for more than $37 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine. According to previous reports, Congress was working on a $50 billion stimulus package for the remaining two years of the "lame duck" presidency ahead of the next presidential election. Congress has already allocated approximately $66 billion for military, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. The Conservative coalition says the $50 billion in aid to Ukraine totals a staggering $116 billion.”
Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake has insisted that she “will become Governor” now that the Arizona Attorney General’s office demanded answers from Maricopa County regarding voter suppression that occurred on election day.
Sam is a member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. They are among several tribes with a deep connection to salmon in the Columbia River Basin, a region that drains parts of the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, southward through seven U.S. states into the West’s largest river.
It’s also a region contaminated by more than a century of industrial and agricultural pollution, leaving Sam and others to weigh unknown health risks against sacred practices.
“We just know that if we overconsume a certain amount of it that it might have possible risks,” Sam said as she gutted salmon in the bustling kitchen. “It’s our food. We don’t see it any other way.”
But while tribes have pushed the government to pay closer attention to contamination, that hasn’t happened. Regulators have done so little testing for toxic chemicals in fish that even public health and environmental agencies admit they don’t have enough information to prioritize cleanup efforts or to fully inform the public about human health risks.
Most people are bewildered by what is a global energy crisis, with prices for oil, gas and coal simultaneously soaring and even forcing closure of major industrial plants such as chemicals or aluminum or steel. The Biden Administration and EU have insisted that all is because of Putin and Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. This is not the case. The energy crisis is a long-planned strategy of western corporate and political circles to dismantle industrial economies in the name of a dystopian Green Agenda that has its roots in the period years well before February 2022, when Russia launched its military action in Ukraine.
Blackrock pushes ESG
In January, 2020 on the eve of the economically and socially devastating covid lockdowns, the CEO of the world’s largest investment fund, Larry Fink of Blackrock, issued a letter to Wall Street colleagues and corporate CEOs on the future of investment flows. In the document, modestly titled “A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance”, Fink, who manages the world’s largest investment fund with some $7 trillion then under management, announced a radical departure for corporate investment. Money would “go green.” In his closely-followed 2020 letter Fink declared,
“In the near future – and sooner than most anticipate – there will be a significant re-allocation of capital…Climate risk is investment risk.” Further he stated, “Every government, company, and shareholder must confront climate change.” [i]
In a separate letter to Blackrock investor clients, Fink delivered the new agenda for capital investing. He declared that Blackrock will exit certain high-carbon investments such as coal, the largest source of electricity for the USA and many other countries. He added that Blackrock would screen new investment in oil, gas and coal to determine their adherence to the UN Agenda 2030 “sustainability.”
The Ukrainian media shared another video showing the atrocities of the Ukrainian Nazis. Laughing Ukrainian militants put a wrapped man in a coffin, claiming that he was a captured Russian serviceman.
Judging by the video, the man is most likely a civilian. The reason why he was captured remains undisclosed. Ukrainian militants are constantly hunting for alleged Russian collaborators in the war-torn regions, as well as far from the front lines. The man could have been punished by the Nazis for his pro-Russian opinion or any other actions that the militants did not like.
Civilians in different regions of Ukraine continue to suffer from all kinds of atrocities of the Kiev regime, up to mass killings.
The video did not show what the Nazis did to the victim. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be surprising if the man was buried alive. Ukrainian servicemen do not comply with any laws and deliberately kill Russian prisoners of war, as well as civilians without any trial.
Radical America-hating, whitey-hating radical Nikole Hannah-Jones, the author of the fictitious 1619 Project, sicced a Twitter mob on an Asian woman who complained about the surging violence in the New York City subway system.
A top Canadian bank has donated $500,000 to a program that performs irreversible so-called “gender change” procedures on minors.
A May 2022 newsletter from TD Bank goes over the funding given to support “gender transitions” through the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program, which is run in conjunction with McMaster Children’s Hospital located in Hamilton, Ontario.
The support by TD to the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program was quietly announced. The money was paid through Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations.
The bank says its funding will allow up to 30 extra kids under 18 to undergo “gender affirmation” services per year. The program overall deals with 60 to 70 youths per year.
“The Pediatric Gender Diversity Program aims to provide medical and mental health services to trans and gender diverse youth as part of a comprehensive program that includes adolescent medicine, psychology, psychiatry, endocrinology, speech-language pathology, and social work,” says TD Bank.
This whistleblower was involved with Hunter Biden in joint ventures that conducted energy deals, invested in tech companies, and launched online gambling platforms with an offshoot called Ocho Global. The source was shocked to hear then-VP Biden and then-Senate majority leader Harry Reid on a conference call discussing licenses needed to roll out Ocho Global in Latin America.
Joe was eager to know how much and when the business would pay out, and Harry wanted to ensure that the Peruvian government was taken care of. According to the whistleblower, Biden asked about all the operation details. Was this alleged online gaming platform a way for the Biden mafia to launder money?
The whistleblower hesitated to come forward years ago. They were aware of the corruption within the FBI because they said the FBI seems to operate as Biden’s personal security service. The source has that right. The FBI’s role is to suppress and cover up anything related to Hunter’s business deals, the president’s involvement with those deals, and to go after anyone against Biden’s agenda. The FBI is at the disposal of the Biden mafia.
Volodymyr Zelensky has become something of a western folk hero in these last 8 months. Lionized by both the neoconservative right and much of the left, an eclectic chorus of western voices have heaped praise on the Ukrainian President:
“Volodymyr Zelenskyy embodies resilience” - Marguerite Ward in Business Insider.
“The Ukrainian leader’s refusal to back down is as inspiring as it is illuminating” - Tom McTague in The Atlantic.
It is easy to cheer on the “good guys” during a war and difficult to pierce the populist fervor with reasoned criticisms. Immoral behavior is only lightly scrutinized, if at all, as the urgency of “winning” takes precedence.
While it is not unreasonable to dismiss martial law and the disintegration of rival political parties as wartime necessities, wielding state power to squelch dissent is nothing new to the Zelensky regime.
Long before Russia’s invasion, many international human rights groups flagged abuses on the freedoms of speech, press, and association in Ukraine that were often pursued principally by President Zelensky.
As we continue to fund, arm, and cheer for this modern-day Churchill and bear the associated risks, it is important to understand who we are fighting for.