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"A government that neither trusts nor respects its own people cannot trust or respect other nations. What is the domestic policy of enslavement today must be the foreign policy of conquest tomorrow." -- Michael Rivero
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Troll A offshore natural gas platform off the west coast of Norway on Friday (17 March 2023), together with Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Equinor CEO Anders Opedal.
“We have seen how President Putin has tried to use energy as a weapon throughout the war against Ukraine. And Norwegian gas has helped to respond to that…,” Mr Stoltenberg said. He added that gas installations “are vital for our economies, for our industries, but also, therefore, for our security.”
…Following the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline last September, NATO Allies have stepped up their military presence in the region. Ships and maritime patrol planes from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by flagship FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, were in the area during the visit, having just taken part in exercises Joint Viking and Join Warrior. NATO has also recently created an undersea infrastructure coordination cell to map vulnerabilities, and coordinate efforts between NATO Allies, partners, and the private sector. A new NATO-EU taskforce on resilience and critical infrastructure protection has also been established, and met for the first time on Thursday.
Kosovo-Metohija Serbs were targeted by a pogrom 19 years ago, on March 17-19, 2004.
It was the second large pogrom Serbs in the province suffered at the hands of ethnic Albanians after the end of the 1999 NATO aggression on Serbia, then part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Previously, approximately a quarter of a million Serbs and other non-Albanians were expelled from Kosovo-Metohija in June 1999 in the presence of international troops.
The March 2004 Kristallnacht-like violence targeted the Serbs and their property, holy sites, churches and monuments.
As a result, 4,012 Serbs were expelled from Kosovo-Metohija, and most of them never returned to their homes.
Christian pastor Derek Reimer was forcefully arrested today by members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) after appearing to breach his bail conditions by protesting a new law that bans demonstrations against drag queen story time or other LGBTQ events at public facilities.
A video posted online today by Rebel News shows a member of the CPS approach Reimer, of Mission7 street ministry, who appears to be in a parking lot away from a public library, and then tell him he is under arrest for “breaching” a no-go condition.
“You are currently under arrest for breaching your 200m no-go condition,” an officer said to Reimer before he was handcuffed and dragged away to a police cruiser.
Reimer did not resist arrest. However, he refused to walk and was dragged by CPS members to the police car.
In her 2018 book Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century and subsequent documentary Strings Attached, Nigerian pro-life activists Obianuju Ekeocha details how Western democracies utilize foreign aid to push their abortion agenda in Africa.
The aid packages they present to African countries, she notes, comes with ideological strings attached — in exchange for desperately needed help, Western groups bring in abortion and the LGBT agenda to countries with populations which abhor both. The Justin Trudeau government has been pouring millions of Canadian taxpayer dollars into the abortion industry and Africa is a key target.
Several years ago, Conservative Canadian Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis responded to news that abortion was being pushed illegally in some African countries by asking Canada’s then-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, if she was certain that Marie Stopes — an international abortion provider that has been kicked out of several African countries for breaking laws against abortion — was not breaking the law in countries where it currently operates with the assistance of Canadian funding.
Freeland refused to answer the question and instead went on a tirade about the Liberal Party’s support for abortion — which is an admission of sorts.
CNN writes that if Donald Trump is arrested this Tuesday it will mark “a dramatic escalation of his legal woes.” As though the arrest of Trump would be just a minor political inconvenience for him and his supporters. No mention of impending civil war, I see.
The rumors of arrest remind us the establishment still regards Trump as the greatest threat to their control of America. If they can get rid of Trump—by imprisoning him or at least indicting him—it will be smooth sailing for Project Deep State.
On January 6, according to the Left (and the complicit pseudo-Right) Trump managed to “incite” an “insurrection” without a single explicit order. They tell us Trump embedded his commands to riot in code in phrases like “let’s march peacefully down to the Capitol.” The same CNN article quoted above says Trump’s new call for protest “echoes his final days in office, when he repeatedly urged his supporters to reject the results of the 2020 presidential election, culminating in the deadly January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.”
But if, on January 6, Trump had been as reckless as the Left, or as bent on retaining power as they say he is, he might have started an actual riot by saying, “Riot.” He could have said, “Burn the Capitol.” He could have said, “Don’t let the forces of corruption steal the country from us. Come to Washington, D.C., bring your guns, and kill them all.”
Project Deep State doesn’t have a good explanation for why the world’s most dangerous man didn’t do any of these things. There was Trump, the leading “threat to world peace,” with the world’s greatest megaphone, the world’s undivided attention, the power to cause limitless destruction and at least attempt to hold onto his office by force, and he forgets to issue the order? How careless! What a disappointing super-villain.
The San Jose Sharks recently held a Pride Night event at the SAP Center during their match against the New York Islanders, sparking controversy when goaltender James Reimer chose not to wear a Pride-themed jersey for warm-ups due to his religious beliefs.
Instead of regular game content, the Sharks dedicated the evening to raising awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity in the sport. The event featured Pride-themed food, drinks, merchandise, lighting, and music.
As part of the festivities, the Sharks requested that their players wear specially designed LGBTQ-themed jerseys during the pregame warm-ups. Created by local queer, biracial artist, and educator Houyee Chow, the jerseys showcased the team's mascot within a heart, adorned with hockey sticks displaying rainbow LGBTQ, progressive, and transgender flag colors, accompanied by the word "love."
On Saturday, former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., criticized former President Donald Trump's assertion that he expects to be arrested next week, labeling it "reckless" and accusing him of inciting violence.
In a tweet, Pelosi stated, "The former President's announcement this morning is reckless: doing so to keep himself in the news & to foment unrest among his supporters. He cannot hide from his violations of the law, disrespect for our elections and incitements to violence. Rightfully, our legal system will decide how to hold him accountable."
In a surprising manner, 250 years emerges as the average length of national greatness. This average has not varied for 3,000 years.
The stages of the rise and fall of great nations seem to be:
The Age of Pioneers , The Age of Conquests ,The Age of Commerce ,The Age of Affluence ,The Age of Intellect ,The Age of Decadence.
Decadence is marked by: Defensiveness, Pessimism, Materialism, Frivolity An influx of foreigners The Welfare State A weakening of religion.
This is really sad when the guy with Kelly's C.V. lowers himself to a petty exhibition of own complexes, but this is a reaction of classic sore loser, because Kelly wouldn't be able to fly real combat missions in SU-30SM, SU-35 or SU-57 because he simply doesn't have skills and experience to operate such technology. Now, seeing how Russian Air Force downs dozens upon dozens of Ukie combat planes beyond visual range got to him and his complex of inferiority reared its ugly head. Obviously, when the USAF tried to repeat that:
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told "FOX News Sunday" that he hopes Chinese President Xi will speak to the leader of Ukraine after his visit this week to Russia and that any call for a ceasefire that comes out of the visit will be "unacceptable."
"We've said it before and we’ll say it again today that if coming out of this meeting, there’s some sort of call for a ceasefire, well, that’s just going to be unacceptable," Kirby said. "Because all that’s going to do, Mike, is ratify Russian’s conquest to date."
"All that’s going to do is give Mr. Putin more time to refit, retrain, re-man and try to plan for a renewed offensive at the time of his choosing," Kirby said.
NATO military planners want to designate an additional 300,000 troops to be positioned along the eastern edge of the alliance on the border with Russia in order to forestall any thought by Moscow of expanding the war in Ukraine.
There’s only one small problem; they don’t know where they’re going to get the weapons and ammunition.
“The current rate of consumption compared to the current rate of production of ammunition,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in early March, “is not sustainable.”
But the problem isn’t just manufacturing bullets and shells. It’s a problem of figuring out how much every NATO nation has to give in men, money, and material. And that has proved difficult in the past.
“If there’s not somebody hosting the potluck and telling everybody what to bring, then everyone would bring potato chips because potato chips are cheap, easy to get,” said James J. Townsend Jr., a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy.
“Nations,” he added, “would rather bring potato chips.”
No country on the global arena has a right for the final say in determining the existing world order, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said in an interview with Russia’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily.
"The international community has recognized that no country is superior to others, no model of governance is universal, and no single country should dictate the international order," Xi Jinping said in the article published ahead of his visit to Russia. "The common interest of all humankind is in a world that is united and peaceful, rather than divided and volatile.".
On March 19, Syrian President Bashar al Assad arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on an official visit, accompanied by his wife Asma al Assad.
Assad was greeted by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on arrival in Abu Dhabi and received a canon salute as his convoy entered the royal palace, Qasr Al Watan. Assad’s plane was greeted by fighter jets from the Emirate air force.
“I welcomed President Bashar Al Assad of Syria to the UAE today, and we held constructive talks aimed at developing relations between our two countries,” Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter. “Our discussions also explored ways of enhancing co-operation to accelerate stability and progress in Syria and the region.”
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, Assad and Sheikh Mohamed discussed the recent positive developments in the region and the importance of taking advantage of those developments to achieve stability ,further safety and prosperity.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have recently increased their attacks on Russian military positions on the southern Donbass front lines. At the same time, large Ukrainian forces are accumulated in the Zaporozhie and Kherson regions. The ongoing military developments may mark the upcoming large-scale Ukrainian offensive aimed at slashing the Russian grouping in the Donbass and Ukrainian advance towards the Sea of Azov.
On March 19, the AFU launched a counterattack near the village of Novodanilovka located to the south-east of the town of Orekhov. Two assault groups of the 128th mountain assault brigade of the AFU, reinforced by the units of the territorial defense attempted to bypass Russian strongholds from the flanks.
Ukrainian forces used smoke before the attack. They cleared the passages in minefields in the area and remotely mined approaches to the Russian positions to prevent them from sending reserves and blockade evacuation. According to Russian military reporters, Ukrainian aircraft struck Russian military positions.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has “welcomed” an invitation from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to visit the kingdom following the reconciliation agreement between the two countries, an Iranian official announced on March 19.
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on March 10 to restore diplomatic relations, reopen embassies and reimplement a 2001 security pact following breakthrough talks in the Chinese capital, Beijing. The kingdom broke off ties with Iran in 2016 after protesters stormed Saudi diplomatic posts in Tehran. Riyadh had executed a prominent Shia cleric days earlier.
“In a letter to President Raisi… the King of Saudi Arabia welcomed the deal between the two brotherly countries (and) invited him to Riyadh,” tweeted Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs, adding that “Raisi welcomed the invitation.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told reporters ahead of the announcement that Tehran and Riyadh had agreed to hold a meeting between their top diplomats. He added that three locations for the talks had been suggested, without naming any of them.
My mom used a pressure cooker that was the terror of the household. It bounced around all over the counter and, unless the heat was applied and the pressure released with incredible care, it was like having a bomb in the kitchen. When I look at what the Democrats are doing in America, I am reminded of that pressure cooker. Their latest scheme is to arrest Trump even as they announce that they are doubling down on persecuting the almost entirely peaceful J6 protesters who unwittingly trespassed in the Capitol. The first action builds pressure; the second denies Americans their constitutional safety valve. I fear that this cannot end well.
Let’s think about the chronology just to make sure we understand what’s going on:
It has now been nearly 13 years since WikiLeaks published the video, and nearly 16 years since the attack took place. No one responsible for the attack or the invasion of Iraq has faced even a modicum of accountability.
In contrast, Assange is languishing in Belmarsh Prison under torturous conditions. He sits in legal limbo while the United States continues to pursue his extradition under Espionage Act charges, in a case which poses an unprecedented threat to press freedom.
While WikiLeaks’ publication of military documents from Iraq and Afghanistan are at the heart of the case, the “Collateral Murder” video is absent from the 18-count indictment that spans 37 pages.
“The U.S. military usually didn’t investigate civilian casualties in Iraq. It did in this case because Namir and Saeed worked for a major international news organization,” Yates said as he started his speech.
“I was shown—without advance warning—less than three minutes of footage from the gun-camera of Crazy Horse 1-8, up to where it opened fire for the first time. I was told the gunship then attacked a minivan because it was believed to be helping wounded insurgents and picking up weapons. U.S. forces had acted in accordance with the rules of engagement for Iraq, I was told.”
Yates spent the next three years trying to convince the Pentagon to provide the full footage through the Freedom of Information Act, yet his effort was met with repeated refusals.
As former President Jimmy Carter nears death, an aging Texas politician has come forward to get something big off his chest -- claiming that, in 1980, he accompanied former Texas governor John Connally on a whirlwind Middle East tour aimed at keeping Americans hostage of Iran until after the presidential election that elevated Ronald Reagan to power.
“History needs to know that this happened,” 85-year-old Ben Barnes tells the New York Times. “I think it’s so significant and I guess knowing that the end is near for President Carter put it on my mind more and more and more. I just feel like we’ve got to get it down some way.” Barnes is a former Democratic speaker of the Texas House and lieutenant governor.
The claims that Reagan cronies worked to prolong the Iran hostage crisis and torpedo President Carter's reelection bid aren't new, but Barnes is by far the most prominent figure to step forward and claim to have been a witness to such a conspiracy.
In the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution, college students sympathetic with the revolution overran the US embassy in Tehran and took 66 Americans hostage. The long crisis that ensured dominated the presidency of Carter, who ordered an April 1980 military rescue mission that itself turned into a disaster, killing eight service-members and an Iranian civilian.
The current banking crisis could not have come at a worse time for the Comex system. Inventories have seen massive depletion over the last 2+ years as investors have slowly been pulling physical out of the vaults. I have previously called this a run on the vault but labeled it as a stealthy one. As though certain investors did not want to raise the alarm, but slowly take possession while inventory was still available.
Now that confidence in the banking system has been put to the test, people will look to alternative means to store their wealth and get their money out of the financial system. The easiest and safest way to do this would be to own physical precious metals, as people have done for thousands of years.
It is likely that demand for physical metal could increase significantly in the months ahead. The futures market is already showing a massive move in the price of gold, which is knocking on the door of $2,000. It’s only a matter of time before this moves into the physical market. When it does, the Comex vault run will pick up steam.
The Belarus government is implementing widespread measures to crack down on dissent as pro-Ukraine guerrillas attempt to sabotage railways and other logistics that could be used by Russia for a future offensive from the north.
The move comes not long after the guerrillas, part of an organization called BYPOL, used two armed drones to damage a Russian Beriev A-50 parked at the Machulishchy Air Base near Minsk. The early warning aircraft was lent to Belarus for monitoring the security of their southern border. The attack failed to destroy the plane beyond minor repairs according the the Belarus government, but did garner BYPOL headlines in the western media.
What they did not report was that the primary perpetrator of the attack was apprehended along with 20 other accomplices. Belarus claims that at least one of the guerrillas has ties to Ukrainian security services, though this remains unconfirmed.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Senate Republicans are set to introduce on a bill on Thursday that would codify the right to bear arms for self-defense outside the home.
The bill would incorporate elements from the Supreme Court’s 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen decision from 2022, he said.
In Heller, the court affirmed an individual’s right to own a firearm. The Bruen decision affirmed the individual’s right to carry a gun for self-protection outside their home. Graham said the bill would enshrine those rights in federal law. It would also give citizens the right to sue any government agency or official who tried to infringe on that right.
“When you live in an autocratic environment, you don’t own; the government does,” Graham said during a March 16, 2023, press conference.