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Some records of phone calls related to the criminal prosecution of former President Donald Trump were deleted from case files, Manhattan District Attorney Office paralegal Jaden Jarmel-Schneider admitted during the trial.

The acknowledgment is important because the defense may not have all of the evidence necessary.

Jarmel-Schneider’s testimony involved a key recording that the prosecution played earlier in the trial. The prosecutors played the recording in order to allegedly show Trump and Cohen speaking about “catch and kill” or hush money payments.

Trump’s attorneys believe Cohen doctored the recording. They point to the the fact that it abruptly ends, the Associated Press reported:

Records show Cohen received a phone call about 22 seconds after the recording was cut off, according to Jarmel-Schneider’s testimony. Prosecutors seem to be eliciting the testimony to back up their claim that the recording wasn’t edited, but was cut short after Cohen received an incoming call.

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The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure

First person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant dies nearly 2 months laterThe Associated PressBOSTON

BOSTON (AP) — The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, his family and the hospital that performed the surgery said Saturday.

Richard “Rick” Slayman had the transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in March at the age of 62. Surgeons said they believed the pig kidney would last for at least two years.

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The U.S. Border Patrol’s northern sector has been witnessing a surge in illegal crossings, with apprehensions hitting unprecedented levels, raising more concerns about President Joe Biden’s open border policies.

In March 2024, the Swanton Sector, known as the busiest northern border sector, saw a historic high in illegal crossings, with 1,109 individuals apprehended, as per U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. This figure starkly contrasts with the mere 37 apprehensions recorded in March 2021.

Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia disclosed that the apprehended individuals hailed from 40 different countries, with India (408), Bangladesh (323) and Mexico (170) ranking as the top three countries of origin.

The apprehension rate surged even further in the subsequent weeks, with 492 illegal aliens detained from April 28 to May 4, surpassing the total apprehensions for the entirety of fiscal year 2021, which stood at 365 individuals, Garcia highlighted.

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World-famous cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough recently revealed startling figures about the immense earnings doctors received for pushing the COVID-19 injections.

On the Tommy T Podcast, Dr. McCullough claimed that a typical doctor could make an extra $250,000 if they injected a substantial portion of their patients.

More specifically, if a doctor injected 75% of his or her patients at $250 per newly-injected person, that would end up being around $250,000.

This revelation was discovered through a leaked Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield document.

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Another of Michael Cohen’s lies has come to light following a revelation made by former CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo.

Cohen is set to testify in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s ongoing criminal case against former president Donald Trump. Cohen, a convicted felon and the prosecution’s star witness, will testify against the former president and his testimony could go a long way in deciding Trump’s fate.

Despite Cohen’s importance to the case, many legal experts have argued that the convicted felon lacks credibility. Cuomo, who now hosts the “Cuomo” show on NewsNation, joined those voices raising concern about Cohen’s credibility.

While speaking on Tuesday’s episode of his show, Cuomo told criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former New York federal prosecutor Paul Callan that Cohen had told him a different version of events from what he intends to say in court.

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Former President Donald Trump’s return to the White House next year gained huge momentum after nearly 100,000 people turned out at the former president’s rally in New Jersey.

The Saturday rally was held in Wildwood, New Jersey, a state that has historically gone to the Democrats. While speaking to supporters at the rally, Trump predicted that the Republican party will have a sweeping victory in the November election.

“We’re going to win New Jersey. As you can see today, we’re expanding the electoral map because … we’re going to win the state of New Jersey,” Trump said. “I think we’re going to win them all. All across America, millions of people, so-called blue states, are joining our movement based on love, intelligence, and a thing called common sense.”

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German lawmakers have discussed the possibility of creating a no-fly zone over portions of western Ukraine, marking a new escalation in its rhetoric amid the conflict.

Members of Germany’s ruling coalition, including the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens, have proposed creating a no-fly zone extending up to 70 kilometers into Ukrainian territory by using air defense systems deployed in Poland and Romania.

The proposal was aimed to help shoulder Ukraine's air defense burden, allowing them to focus on protecting frontline areas. The lawmakers cited NATO's downing of Iranian missiles targeting Israel last month as a precedent.

The German government spokesperson, nonetheless, stated on May 13 day that NATO would not enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine, citing the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's decision from March 2022.

However, the discussion surrounding the potential establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine amid the Ukrainian army's retreat suggests that Western leaders are exploring options for potential engagement in the conflict, according to Russian political analyst Sergey Poletaev.

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The moment Lavrov states (yesterday) that if NATO wants to decide issue on the battlefield, so be it, Russia is ready, Europeans suddenly begin to backtrack and... lying as usual. 

The European Commission considers statements that the European Union wants victory in Ukraine on the battlefield to be disinformation, despite the fact that this phrase was previously written by the head of the EU diplomatic service, Josep Borrell. This was stated by EU Foreign Service Representative Peter Stano at a briefing in Brussels. Commenting at the request of journalists on the phrase of Sergei Lavrov, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to reappoint as head of the Foreign Ministry, that if the West “want [a solution to the conflict in Ukraine] on the battlefield, then it will be on the battlefield,” Stano considered it “ misinformation and distortion of reality." In turn, the head of the press service of the European Commission, Eric Mamer, called the same question from journalists incorrect. "The European Union is not on the battlefield. It is Russia that wants victory on the battlefield. Asking us about this, excuse me, means ignoring everything we have said on this topic before," he argued. He also said that the European Union is "an organization based on a philosophy of peace." Borrell was the first European official to say that the conflict in Ukraine “must be won on the battlefield.” He wrote about this on April 9, 2022 on X (formerly Twitter) after a visit to Ukraine in the company of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. From that moment on, this phrase was constantly repeated throughout 2022 and the first half of 2023 by many European politicians, and then disappeared from the vocabulary of European officials. This roughly coincided with the defeat of the so-called Ukrainian offensive last summer.

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I suggest you read it all, but here is a very important paragraph:

The contribution to defeat Nazi Germany by American, British and other volunteer soldiers from Western nations was not insignificant. But the “second front” that opened with the Normandy Landings in June 1944 is ridiculously overblown by Hollywood and self-serving Western narcissistic propaganda. The long-delayed D-Day landings were a relatively supplemental part to the massive damage that the Soviet people had already inflicted on the Eastern Front beginning in June 1941. Between 80 and 90 percent of German military casualties were incurred from numerous phenomenal battles, from Stalingrad to Kursk, Odessa to Kiev, and many more. The defeat of Nazi Germany was not just an incredible military triumph, it was a victory over death, and not just for Russians, but for humanity as a whole. World War Two was the greatest, most heinous event in recent centuries, if not the last two millennia. The industrialized genocide of millions of civilians, the carpet bombing of cities, and the dropping of atomic bombs on innocents, all produced up to 70 to 100 million deaths. The destruction of life was unprecedented. Arguably, World War Two can be said to be the most catastrophic, evil event in human history. 

The reason I post this is because Colonel Macgregor yet again, at Judge Napolitano's podcast, referred to one of the most rabid falsifiers of Russian history such as Solzhenitsyn and, especially so, of the Great Patriotic War. This is one of the major reasons why Solzhenitsyn's mediocre writing has become a part of CIA's ops and his pseudo-philosophical drudgery was given wide circulation in the West. Why does Colonel constantly refers to all kinds of second-rate if not a-historical sources such as Anthony Beevor, clownish propagandist Norman Davis or completely ignores what Glantz and House had to say after 2010, is understandable. The editorial from SCF nails it, because it exposes West's propaganda which served only one purpose--to self-aggrandize and scare the shit out of own population with the myth of those Russkie barbarians who kill "tens of millions" of people in GULAG, who execute "one million" of own soldiers because of the retreats at the center of which is Nazi propaganda, which was used by... Solzhenitsyn himself, through concoctions of "professor" Kurganov (Koshkin)--a Nazi sympathizer and propagandist who found a safe haven in the US. How... expected. 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, GERMANY, HIDDEN HISTORY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US does not believe Israel can decisively triumph over Hamas in Gaza, Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell has said. The comments come as fighting between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Palestinian militant group entered its eighth month last week, with West Jerusalem refusing to walk away from its pledge to destroy Hamas. 

“I think in some respects, we are struggling over what the theory of victory is. Sometimes when we listen closely to Israeli leaders, they talked mostly about the idea of some sort of sweeping victory on the battlefield, a total victory,” Campbell said at the NATO Youth Summit in Miami, Florida on Monday. “I don’t think we believe that that is likely or possible,” he said.

He acknowledged the “undeniable tensions” between Washington and West Jerusalem over Israel’s ongoing assault on Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza which is overcrowded with refugees who fled the northern part of the Palestinian enclave in accordance with the Israeli Army’s evacuation instructions.

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was never invited to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, his office has said, despite her claim that she canceled a meeting with the leader over “anti-Israel” comments he made.

“While in Paris, I was slated to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron,” Noem wrote in her book, ‘No Going Back.’ 

“However, the day before we were to meet he made what I considered a very pro-Hamas and anti-Israel comment to the press. So, I decided to cancel.”

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An Army officer working at the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has resigned in protest of the US’s “unqualified” support for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza.

Maj. Harrison Mann posted his resignation letter on LinkedIn and said it was initially distributed within the DIA on April 16. In the letter, he said the DIA does not only “inform policy” but “facilitates, and at times, directly executes policy,” referring to US support for Israel.

“The policy that has never been far from my mind for the past six months is the nearly unqualified support for the government of Israel, which has enabled and empowered the killing and starvation of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians,” Mann said in the letter. “As we were recently reminded, this unconditional support also encourages reckless escalation that risks wider war.”

He said that his work at the DIA had “unquestionably” contributed to the support for Israel and that the “horrific and heartbreaking” images coming from Gaza caused him great shame.

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Gideon Falter had his face plastered all over the mainstream media after he tried to provoke confrontations with thousands of anti-genocide protesters in central London on the 13th of April.

A specially edited video produced by his organization, the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), released to the media five days after the march, caused a deluge of headlines on the shocking moment Police threatened to arrest Falter simply for being "quite openly Jewish".

This narrative dominated all major news outlets for some five days until Sky News published a much longer video segment lasting 13 minutes, which showed the encounter in context.

This started to change the story.

The BBC Breakfast Program interviewed a former Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent, Dal Babu, who stated:

I have entirely watched the 13 and a half minute clip on Sky News. And it's a totally different encounter to the one that Mr. Falter is reporting.

The narrative that's been pushed in the last few days is not accurate.

... personally if I was a police in that March, I would have been inclined to have arrested him for assault on a police officer and a breach of the peace.

Dal Babu, Former Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent

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Webmaster addition: This is just election year grandstanding by Biden. He knows the war is opposed by most voters.

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A human rights group calls on the United Kingdom to stop arming Israel as its campaign in the strip continues.

Displaced Palestinians sheltering in a school flee Rafah after Israeli forces launched a ground and air operation in the eastern part of the southern Gaza city [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

London, United Kingdom – Mass extermination and mass expulsion are “identifiable strategies” of Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns, as it calls on the United Kingdom to impose an arms embargo.

Restless Beings, which is based in the UK, decried Israel’s “policies of colonialist occupation” on Monday in a report that has won support from Afzal Khan, a member of the UK Parliament with the opposition Labour Party

 

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by | May 13, 2024

The Swedish Prime Minister said his country would be willing to host nuclear weapons during a war. The North Atlantic Alliance has a nuclear sharing program that has US nuclear weapons deployed in five countries. The Polish leader recently said he hopes Warsaw can one day join the program. 

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said on Swedish public radio that Stockholm would be willing to host nuclear weapons during wartime.  “In a war situation it’s a completely different matter. It would depend entirely on what would happen,” he explained “In the absolute worst-case scenario, the democratic countries in our part of the world must ultimately be able to defend themselves against countries that could threaten us with nuclear weapons.”

Kristersson’s remarks came as Sweden hosted the leaders of Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland to discuss deepening military ties. ”For decades, we have lived very peacefully and without very big threats to Europe. Personally, I think these times are over,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said during the summit. “With all that we see from the Russian side, we are at the beginning of a new era. It would be wrong if we, as a government, said that you don’t have to deal with this in your everyday life.”

Sweden is the newest member of NATO. When Stockholm first requested NATO membership, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would not object to the move unless more weapons were deployed to Swedish territory. 

“We do not have such problems with Sweden and Finland, which, unfortunately, we have with Ukraine. We have no territorial issues… no disputes… we have nothing that could bother us from the point of view of Finland’s or Sweden’s membership in NATO.” Putin continued, “Only they should plainly and clearly realize that there were no threats before, now, if military contingents and infrastructure are deployed there, we will have to respond in a mirror manner and create the same threats to the territories from which threats are created to us.” 

The alliance has three nuclear weapon states, and the US stores weapons in five additional countries, including Italy, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. President Andrzej Duda expressed his willingness to make Poland the sixth country to host nuclear weapons

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By Huthifa Fayyad and Aseel Mousa

 

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The Israeli military has launched a new wave of attacks across the Gaza Strip, similar in intensity to the peak of its seven-month war on the besieged Palestinian enclave. 

Heavy air strikes were reported across the strip over the weekend and on Monday, with attacks since Friday killing at least 180 Palestinians and wounding dozens more, according to the Palestinian health ministry. 

The raids coincided with incursions into Jabalia in northern Gaza, the Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza City and eastern Rafah

The ground advances have been met with fierce resistance by Hamas and other Palestinian groups, with at least five Israeli soldiers killed over the weekend, the Israeli military said. 

Another 68 have been wounded over the past 48 hours, including Yogev Bar Sheshet, a brigadier general and deputy defence establishment comptroller, the most senior Israeli officer wounded in the war so far.

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NATO is showing a lack of capability to combat the jamming of GPS navigation signal in the Baltic Sea region, said retired Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak, a former commander of the country’s Land Forces.

"The worst thing about it is that so far we are powerless. We don't know at this time what to do," he said.

He said he believes Russia is involved in the suppression of the GPS signal over the Baltic Sea to "test the alliance's reaction." Skrzypczak did not provide any evidence to support this theory.

Webmaster addition: This makes sense. Russia has their own global navigation satellite system called GLONASS. NATO is dependent on the US' GPS. The ability to jam GPS signals would give Russia a huge tactical advantage. On the other hand, the recent solar flare also disrupted GPS.

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Source: Chris Menahan, Information Liberation, courtesy of blacklistednews.com

 

 

Retired US General Mark Milley on Tuesday bizarrely defended Israel's slaughter of civilians in Gaza by saying that "we" in America also "slaughtered people in massive numbers -- innocent people who had nothing to do with their government."

He made the comments while speaking at the Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation and National Security in Washington, DC. 

Milley said pro-Palestine protesters in America "are out there supporting a terrorist organization" and insisted they're on the "wrong side." 

Milley further justified Israel's war crimes by pushing the debunked Hamas mass beheadings/mass rape hoaxes and comparing Hamas to "the Nazis."

Other Observations:  '

This pile of crap just a few years ago cried about Donald Trump asking him to help put down the most damaging riots in American history during the Summer of Floyd and waxed poetic about how the rioters we're "all Americans" no matter "what country [they] came from."

Now he's getting rich off giving paid speeches like these defending Israel's indiscriminate slaughter of women and children in Gaza and demonizing the Americans protesting the genocide in Gaza as terrorists!

The whole idea of the Post-War International Order Milley previously championed was to prevent the war crimes which took place during the previous decades from ever happening again but Israel shills keep citing horrors like the nuking of Japan and the bombing of Dresden to defend Israel's war crimes today.

Milley was sharing the stage with war profiteer Palantir CEO Alex Karp, whose company is reportedly helping the IDF select targets in Gaza (Karp also proudly announced an affirmative action hiring quota at Palantir only for Jews in the wake of Oct 7).
 

Karp inverted reality to claim that "the peace activists are actually the war activists, and we're the peace activists." 

The war profiteers are the real peace activists and Israel is the most moral army in the world!

War is peace!

 

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A senior US military official has apparently inadvertently acknowledged to the media that British commandos are secretly operating in Ukraine. The comment was later removed from the original article.

Gen. Bryan Fenton, commander of US Special Operations Command, was interviewed by the Associated Press about the lessons that his force is learning from the conflict.

The original version of the story published on Sunday said the Americans get those lessons “mostly through the eyes of our UK special operations partners,” who have been testing new approaches there. As an example, he said British special operations forces were drawing on the experience of RAF pilots for advice using drones and “the way a ship in the Black Sea navigates.”

The text has since been redacted to remove any mention of the British military’s role in the Ukraine conflict.

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The Israeli military has launched a new wave of attacks across the Gaza Strip, similar in intensity to the peak of its seven-month war on the besieged Palestinian enclave. 

Heavy air strikes were reported across the strip over the weekend and on Monday, with attacks since Friday killing at least 180 Palestinians and wounding dozens more, according to the Palestinian health ministry. 

The raids coincided with incursions into Jabalia in northern Gaza, the Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza City and eastern Rafah

The ground advances have been met with fierce resistance by Hamas and other Palestinian groups, with at least five Israeli soldiers killed over the weekend, the Israeli military said. 

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An Egyptian tribal group with close ties to the military on Monday urged the presidency to open a new crossing with Gaza after Israel's invasion of Rafah and control of its border crossing.

"We call for immediately creating an alternative crossing until Israel leaves the Rafah land crossing," the Arab Tribes Union (ATU) said in a statement, quoted by the Saudi al-Hadath channel on Monday.

"We call on the Egyptian presidency to act immediately to secure the Egyptian borders with Gaza."

Last week, the Israeli military said it has taken "operational control" of the Palestinian side of the Rafah crossing, the only point of exit and entry between Gaza and Egypt. The Israeli flag was raised on flag poles at the crossing, while the Palestinian flag was pulled to the ground. 

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Source: public - JAKE HURFURT

 

British military officials also spread misinformation to the US, treated citizen-victims of their spying as foreigners, and considered embedding government censors within social media companies

Gen. Nick Carter, former Chief of Defense Staff (2018-2021) (left); Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister; Ben Wallace, former Minister of Defense (right) (Getty Images)

In January 2021, the UK government said that members of its infamous “77th Brigade do not, and have never, conducted any kind of action against British citizens.”

But it did. And thus it lied.

In 2022, the NGO I work for, Big Brother Watch, began investigating the UK government's efforts to monitor social media posts and demand their censorship by the platforms. Over the next few months, we filed dozens of Freedom of Information requests, including for information on the 77th Brigade.

In other words, we discovered that the UK government had, in the name of fighting misinformation, spread disinformation.

The Army unit was not just involved in “countering misinformation,” it led the effort. The 77th Brigade monitored social media platforms throughout 2020 and worked alongside soldiers from the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) did not respond to requests to comment for this piece.

MoD created the 77th Brigade in 2015 to serve as its “information warfare” or “psychological operations” unit. The 77th Brigade would consist of “a new generation of ‘Facebook warriors’ who will wage complex and covert information and subversion campaigns,” reported the Financial Times in 2015.

When the Army created the 77th Brigade, its leaders told British Members of Parliament (MPs) that its job was to “build stability overseas,” not spy on citizens at home.

How did the UK military evade the ban on spying on UK citizens? A whistleblower from the 77th Brigade, who spoke to Big Brother Watch on condition of anonymity, said it did so by pretending that the British citizens who UK soldiers were spying upon could, perhaps, be foreigners

 “To skirt the clear legal issues with a military unit monitoring domestic dissent,” the whistleblower told us, “the leading view was that unless a profile explicitly stated their real name and nationality, which is, of course, vanishingly rare, they could be a foreign agent and were fair game to flag up.”

By “flag up,” the whistleblower referred to the process by which UK government officials sent content to social media companies that they thought should be censored.

As in the United States, UK government officials insist that the flagging of social media content by officials was legal because the officials were just making suggestions, not demanding censorship.

But Facebook’s oversight board said in 2022 that government demands for censorship are hard to ignore.

And during a 2022 House of Commons debate on the UK’s Orwellian-titled “Online Safety Act,” then-Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told MPs that the CDU was in “daily” contact with social media firms as part of work to remove content.

 

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by Tyler Durden
 

The Biden administration has reacted to Russian President Vladimir Putin's significant cabinet shake-up announced Sunday, wherein Putin tapped Andrey Belousov, a former deputy prime minister who specializes in economics, to move into the position of defense minister. Sergei Shoigu meanwhile has been moved to head Russia’s Security Council at the expense of Nikolai Patrushev. Shoigu can be seen as having in essence been given a promotion.

This big shuffle was unexpected, and the surprise has been registered in European capitals and Washington, with the US saying that this shows signs of "desperation" for Moscow sustaining the high costs of the Ukraine invasion.

"Our point of view is that this is further indication of Putin’s desperation to sustain his war of aggression against Ukraine, despite it being a major drain on the Russian economy and the heavy losses of Russian troops, with some estimates as high as 315,000 casualties," State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said to a press briefing Monday.

Then First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov meeting with Putin last year.

"The Kremlin’s mobilization of its war of aggression against Ukraine has caused so many families to suffer," he stated. "Russia started this unprovoked war against Ukraine. Putin could end it at any time by withdrawing his forces from Ukraine."

To be expected, Britain is also joining in on the US critique, with current and former officials agreeing that Putin's decision-making shows signs of 'instability'

Christopher Steele, a former MI6 intelligence officer, said the reshuffle suggested there was "serious instability right in the heart" of Russia’s regime.

He told Sky News that Patrushev being removed from his role as secretary of the Russian Security Council was "astonishing".

"It’s important to understand that he’s been one of Putin’s closest allies, former head of the FSB and so on for many years... and was rated by people to be probably the second most powerful man in Russia after Putin himself,” he said.

"I think what this indicates is not just a reshuffle along normal governmental lines. It’s really quite serious instability right in the heart of this regime”.

And yet, when it comes to the war itself, there's clear consensus even in Western press that Russia is advancing deeper into Ukraine.

Claire's Observations:  When the Brits start trotting out  Christopher Steele, he of the "piss dossier" which accused President Trump of collusion with Russia https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/icymi-the-fbis-dossier-deceit, you know it's the British Government which is"desperate" and potentially "unstable" right now!!!!

Russia is about to overtake Karkhiv, and how long before Kiev itself is over-run?!?  

And yes, Blinken is there in Kiev today, to "show solidarity" with its government; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13415085/Blinken-visits-Ukraine-U-S-support-Kyivs-fight-against-Russias-advances-Congress-approved-60-billion-aid-package.html That being said, however,  I will predict, very fearlessly, that he is going to get the" heck out of Dodge" just as quickly as his jet can get him out of there, because he knows, in no uncertain terms what is coming, and this "aid" is way too little, and way too late, to change facts on the ground.

Is US/NATO foreign policy about to have its "Saigon Moment" in Ukraine?!?  Were I a betting person, I would not bet against it right now.

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