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King Abdullah of Jordan’s betrayal of the Palestinians is apparent. He’s hated and reviled by his own people. He’s not a Jordanian, he’s a Saudi transplant. Scott Ritter deposes a king.

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Whose decision was it to make an enemy of Iran, an oil and gas-rich state with a population of 80m and most of them young people?

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The Israeli regime’s military has reportedly come up with a new killing tactic, which features its drones playing sounds of crying children and women to lure Palestinians out before opening fire at them.

The Middle East Eye news and analysis website carried the report on Wednesday, citing residents of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the center of the Gaza Strip, which is enduring a genocidal Israeli war.

The locals reported venturing out of their houses to find the source of the sounds before being shot at by the loitering Israeli quadcopters playing them.

"I heard a woman crying and screaming for help, saying, ‘Help me, my son was martyred.’ The sounds were coming from the street and they were bizarre," said Samira Abu al-Leil, a 49-year-old resident of the camp.

“Some men rushed out to the rescue, only to be shot by the quadcopters that kept roaming all night long," she added.

Another resident said that, over the previous three days, there had been at least 12 injuries due to quadcopter fire.

“This morning alone, we rescued six people who were wounded in the neighborhood. The injuries were serious: some were shot directly in the head,” the resident said.

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The United States is reported to be secretly pushing members of the UN Security Council into rejecting Palestine’s bid to become a full member of the world body.

The revelation was reported on Wednesday by The Intercept, an online American news organization, which cited “unclassified US State Department cables” for its report.

Opposing the statehood on the part of the Council’s member states would obviate a US veto of the prospect, the cables showed.

“We…urge you not to support any potential Security Council resolution recommending the admission of ‘Palestine’ as a UN member state, should such a resolution be presented to the Security Council for a decision in the coming days and weeks,” one cable read.

Webmaster addition: This is a violation of the UN charter which recognizes the right of people to self-determination.

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From 'conspiracy theory' to 'cover-up'? Agencies hid 2018 pitch to fund chimeric coronavirus


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More than a dozen federal agencies asked to fund the creation of a "novel chimeric SARS-CoV spike protein" with a highly infectious furin cleavage site, two years before COVID-19 emerged, seem likely to follow the "I don't recall" playbook of the federal government's record-setting pensioner under congressional scrutiny.

The onetime lab-leak "conspiracy" has come full circle with the revelation that 15 federal agencies, from the National Institutes of Health to three Cabinet-level departments and multiple components, could have warned the public as early as 2018 of the research planned by China's Wuhan Institute of Virology and EcoHealth Alliance, its nonprofit conduit for federal funding.

The Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), part of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases led by Anthony Fauci for four decades, was even listed as a "partner" for the WIV project known as DEFUSE, for which EcoHealth President Peter Daszak sought funding at an interagency pitch day for the Preventing Emerging Pathogenic Threats program.

That's all according to the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Kentucky's Rand Paul, who asked the 15 agency heads in separate letters Tuesday for more information by April 23 on their "knowledge and involvement" with DEFUSE and PREEMPT.

Claire's Observations; Now that the "smoking gun" has been entered into evidence by Senator Rand Paul (himself an MD), my contempt for those elements our government which let this happen, has reached  a nearly unimaginable depths of contempt.

And the alleged "prevention"?  The MRNA shots have caused a world of hurt, in terms of vascular issues; heart issues; and turbo cancer issues.  And what are those manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna,  doing to resolve those issues for future shots, recommended or mandated?!?

The bottom line here, folks, is that we do not know, and probably will not know,  because any admission of guilt, would be an admission of culpability for these problems in the first place.


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"I have serious concerns about the safety of the 787 and 777 aircraft, and I'm willing to take on professional risk to talk about them," Boeing whistleblower Sam Salehpour said in his opening statement on Capitol Hill today at the second Senate committee investigating the plane manufacturer's safety problems. He said when he raised concerns about the 787 Dreamliner, he was "ignored" by the company and "told not to create delays. I was told, frankly, to shut up."

Salehpour warned that the 787 Dreamliner fuselage was improperly put together and that the company "rushed to address the bottlenecks in production." The result, he warned, is "premature fatigue failure" on these planes. He noted, "They are putting out defective airplanes." 

Webmaster addition: Are the military aircraft Boeing sells the US just as defective?!?

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By now, most of the world knows that Iran launched a multi-faceted attack against Israel about 48 hours ago.  The "fallout" from that attack is now becoming frighteningly clear, and it has Defense Experts TERRIFIED.

As the attack was in-progress, Iran undertook a very unusual, and apparently foolish, series of steps.  They announced they had launched drones and then cruise missiles against Israel.  They announced this despite the fact the drones and missiles still had 57 more minutes to travel before reaching their targets!   

Expert Observers thought it very strange - and foolish - that an attacker would give out such information while the very weapons they launched had not yet arrived.  It gave Israel and its allies time to go after those weapons, which they did.

Well . . . it turns out this was not strange or foolish - it was planned.  Iran launched the old dregs of their arsenal!  First generation drones. First generation cruise missiles.  What they launched was the junk they had laying around for years!  Slow moving, loud, junk.  Iran WANTED Israeli defenses to focus on that old junk, and not on what they would fire next: Ballistic Missiles.

Many of the drones simply fell out of the sky from malfunctions.  Others were easily intercepted by fighter jets from Israel, the US, and the UK, with some help from French naval assets in the Mediterranean Sea. 

There was a much-heralded "99% interception success rate" broadcast around the world for all to hear.  Turns out, there's a problem.  A MAJOR problem: Iran's Ballistic Missiles.   A few of them got through.

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A Holy of the Holies was shattered in the Holy Land as Iran staged a quite measured, heavily choreographed response to the Israeli terror attack against its consulate/ambassador residence in Damascus, a de facto evisceration of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic immunity.

This game-changer will directly interfere on how the Anglo-American system manages its simultaneous conflagration with Russia, China and Iran – three top BRICS members.

The key problem is escalations are already built in – and will be hard to remove. The Total Cancel War against Russia; the genocide in Gaza – with its explicit policy masterfully decoded by Prof. Michael Hudson; and the decoupling/shaping the terrain against China won’t simply vanish – as all communication bridges with the Global Majority keep being torched.

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On the night of April 17, the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the close-in support of the NATO military launched attack on the Russian military airfield in the town of Dzhankoi in Crimea. As a result of the attack, several powerful explosions thundered and a large fire broke out in the area.

According to the reports by the local residents, explosions sounded for about an hour. Russian military sources soon revealed important details of the attack.

The airport came under the attack of the US-made MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles. The first explosion sounded at about 3:40 a.m. Moscow time and the attack lasted about an hour.

Webmaster addition: So, NATO is now directly engaged against Russia!

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The ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel have reached a new level of concern as Iran threatens to attack Israel with weapons it has never used before.

“We will confront any Israeli aggression and respond to it,” Amouei told Al-Mayadeen, The New York Post reported. “We are ready to use weapons that we have not used before. We have plans for all scenarios, and we call on the Zionists to act rationally.”

This threat comes as Iran receives military support from Russia, raising the stakes in the already volatile region.

The international community has long been worried about Iran's nuclear capabilities, and this recent development only adds to the uncertainty.

Webmaster addition: I would not be surprised if Israel set off a false-flag nuclear explosion and blamed it on Iran. Think USS Liberty and 9/11.

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The EU needs new leadership as the bloc’s current top officials have proven entirely unsuccessful, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has claimed.

Orban made the comments at the European Parliament on Tuesday as part of a public discussion with Former Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the leader of the French National Rally party, Fabrice Leggeri.

“Now we have a leadership in the EU with some major projects selected by themselves like green transition, RRF (Recovery and Resilience Facility) policy, migration, war [in Ukraine] and sanctions policy, and they all failed,” Orban said.

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The US Air Force has tested a hypersonic cruise missile in the Pacific for the first time, in what analysts say is a signal to China that Washington still competes in a weapons arena where many perceive Beijing to have a distinct advantage.

On March 17, a B-52 bomber flying out of Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam fired “a full prototype operational hypersonic missile,” an Air Force spokesperson confirmed in a statement to CNN.

The test of the hypersonic weapon, officially called the All-Up-Round AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), was conducted at the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, almost 1,600 miles (2,600 kilometers) to the east of Guam, the statement said.

Previous ARRW tests have been conducted off the US mainland.

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A Boeing whistleblower testified before Congress after he was allegedly threatened by supervisors for raising safety concerns about one of their models. 

Boeing Quality Engineer Sam Salehpour testified to a United States subcommittee that his boss allegedly threatened him after he voiced his concerns over the 787 Dreamliner model for not being safe to operate. 

“My boss said, ‘I would have killed someone who said what you said in the meeting,’” Salehpour testified. “This is not a safety culture when you get threatened by bringing up safety concerns.”

He was then asked if there is a “culture of retaliation” against whistleblowers at the company.

“Absolutely … The only reason I have my job [is] because I had my attorneys; we filed [via] the whistleblower system before I spoke up,” he said.

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Police forces across several states, from Nebraska to Nevada, reported their 911 phone lines are down - causing chaos for those needing emergency assistance.

Cities as big as Las Vegas, as well as the entire state of South Dakota and locales in Texas and Nebraska announced the outages on Wednesday night.

Officials in South Dakota, Nevada and Las Vegas said 911 services had been restored, but without identifying the cause of the failure. 

The Department of Homeland Security has warned, of increased risks of cyber attacks on 911 services as they have migrated to digital systems based on Internet Protocol standards. 

Several cyberattacks targeting 911 systems have taken down the services in recent years, one of which, in 2017, paralyzed 911 centers in more than a dozen states. 

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Search engine giant Google has fired nearly 30 of its US employees after they were arrested for staging sits-ins at the company’s offices to protest its contract with the Israeli government. 

The pro-Palestinian employees - who were seen wearing traditional Arab headscarves- were taken in by officials from both the organization's New York City and California offices. 

Soon after an internal investigation, Google vice president of global security Chris Rackow announced the termination of 28 employees in a companywide memo. 

The memo reportedly read: 'They took over office spaces, defaced our property, and physically impeded the work of other Googlers.

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Sanctuary Cities Set Migrant Sex Offenders Free Instead Of Handing Them Over To ICE

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 - 07:40 PM

Long painted as safe havens of humanitarianism by the establishment media, sanctuary cities are slowly being exposed for the underlying hypocrisy that motivates their policies.  Red states such as Texas and Florida have been very effective in pulling back the curtain, using the busing of illegals to sanctuary cities as a tool to force Democrats to stand by their own open borders principles (or abandon them out of convenience). 

As we witnessed when Ron DeSantis flew a few dozen illegals to the elitist neighborhoods of Martha's Vineyard, wealthy leftists were quick to buy cheap take-out food for the migrants and pose with them for the news cameras.  Then, when the media was done with their propaganda segments the residents kicked those same migrants out of town within 48 hours and shipped them to the nearest military base.  One of the richest enclaves in the entire US and they refused to stand by their supposed convictions for more than two days; not one migrant was allowed to stay or work in Martha's Vineyard.

Democrats were so embarrassed by the incident that they tried to have DeSantis sued and charged with "human trafficking."  The Martha's Vineyard incident marked the beginning of a surge in migrant buses to cities like New York and Washington DC.  All it took was ten thousand to fifteen thousand illegals to overwhelm city welfare programs and subsidies.  Mayors in both metro areas have called for a declaration of emergency and federal aid, including National Guard troops.  In the meantime, the media blames conservative states for the disaster even though it is the sanctuary status of these cities that makes the crisis possible.   

The message being sent is that the political left needs media cover for their policies because their policies constantly fail (or succeed in being destructive, depending on how you look at it).  They simply never intended for the surge of illegals to land on their doorstep.  One area that is consistently damaging to the progressive image is the catch and release of numerous illegal migrant criminals who go on to harm innocent American citizens.  The growing list of incidents surrounding migrant crime is creating a PR nightmare for Democrats.

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Democratic Senators have dismissed both impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and blocked a historic trial over his role the border crisis.

President Biden's border chief escaped an investigation and first impeachment of a cabinet secretary in 150 years after the Senate voted along party lines to kill both articles.

Republicans claimed their rivals were trying to 'set the Constitution ablaze' and break '200 years of precedent' by shutting down the trial before it had even began.

The GOP says Mayorkas is to blame for the historic surge in migrants crossing the southern border and claim his policies show the dire situation is intentional.

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Bidenomics - Inflation Persists And Jobs Decay: Gingrich

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 - 08:40 PM

Authored by Newt Gingrich via The Epoch Times 

Last week brought bad news for the American people and President Joe Biden. Inflation persists and jobs are decaying.

President Joe Biden speaks about Bidenomics at CS Wind, in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 29, 2023. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

On inflation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported prices rose 3.5 percent between March 2023 and March 2024. This bad number is far higher than the U.S. Federal Reserve’s goal of 2 percent inflation—and it follows three years of price increases.

Inflation continues to build even after the Federal Reserve pushed interest rates to their highest point in 23 years.

Much to the Fed’s dismay, its restrictive private sector policies are being more than offset by the Biden administration’s massive deficits. While the Fed is trying to take liquidity out of the system and force a slowdown to lower inflation, the Biden administration keeps pumping borrowed money into the economy.

The contradiction between the Fed and the Biden White House increases the scale of government and shrinks the private sector. Furthermore, since the federal government is the world’s largest debtor, high interest rates translate into an even bigger federal deficit.

So, the long run consequences of Bidenomics on inflation is staggering. Measured from the time President Joe Biden took office, the prices Americans are paying have skyrocketed. In just three-and-a-half years, the price of eggs is up 49.3 percent, gasoline is up 47.5 percent, peanut butter is up 40 percent, butter and margarine are up 32 percent, electricity is up 28.3 percent, air fare is up 32.7 percent, used cars are up 20.9 percent—and the list continues.

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