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US media increasingly begin to look like a North Korean TV and, in fact, this comparison is not a stretch. As any US legacy media, Foreign Affairs should not be taken seriously other than the propaganda and ideology rag, similar to the CPSU main ideological magazine Communist. Here is proof--Mr.Burns, current CIA's boss shares his analytical wisdowm about Russia. 

Putin’s war has already been a failure for Russia on many levels. His original goal of seizing Kyiv and subjugating Ukraine proved foolish and illusory. His military has suffered immense damage. At least 315,000 Russian soldiers have been killed or wounded, two-thirds of Russia’s prewar tank inventory has been destroyed, and Putin’s vaunted decades-long military modernization program has been hollowed out. All this is a direct result of Ukrainian soldiers’ valor and skill, backed up by Western support. Meanwhile, Russia’s economy is suffering long-term setbacks, and the country is sealing its fate as China’s economic vassal. Putin’s overblown ambitions have backfired in another way, too: they have prompted NATO to grow larger and stronger. 

These are some of the pearls by this guy who is running CIA and that explains why the US cannot beat Taliban or doesn't have any clear picture of the events around the world. Burns has been the US Ambassador to Russia and while there he learned absolutely nothing, which is the feature, not a bug, of what passes in the US for diplomacy, and now he toes the party line spreading incompetent and, frankly, sore loser's BS. 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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The Russian military has switched from the tactics of exclusively night strikes to the round-the-clock attacks with a wide range of weapons, including drones and missiles. Most of the targets of the recent strikes were located in the regions close to the frontlines, where ammo and fuel depots, military and industrial facilities, as well as numerous areas of accumulation of Ukrainian military personnel are destroyed.

The Kharkiv region and its capital Kharkiv, which are targeted almost on a daily basis, have come under at least three waves of Russian strikes on January 30. Sirens sounded in Kharkiv last night, in the afternoon and in the evening.

 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Russia strongly warns the US against returning its tactical nuclear weapons to the territory of the UK, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Tuesday.

"Regarding the hypothetical return of US tactical nuclear weapons to the UK territory, I would like to strongly warn against this destabilizing step," Ryabkov told reporters.

The move would not strengthen the security of either the UK or the US, but would increase the level of escalation and threat in Europe, the diplomat said.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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The US no longer wields unrivaled power in international affairs, US Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns said in an article for Foreign Affairs.

"China’s rise and Russia’s revanchism pose daunting geopolitical challenges in a world of intense strategic competition in which the United States no longer enjoys uncontested primacy and in which existential climate threats are mounting," he wrote. "Complicating matters further is a revolution in technology even more sweeping than the Industrial Revolution or the beginning of the nuclear age."

"From microchips to artificial intelligence to quantum computing, emerging technologies are transforming the world, including the profession of intelligence. In many ways, these developments make the CIA’s job harder than ever, giving adversaries powerful new tools," Burns went on to say.

Tags: ECONOMY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
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Western countries are trying to harm Russia in all spheres and often by other people's hands, Nail Mukhitov, an aide to the Russian Security Council’s secretary, said in an interview with TASS.

"Attempts to break our country do not stop. The West is waging a full-scale war against Russia in all spheres and wants to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy it," he said.

Moreover, according to the aide, Washington is "inciting its vassals against Moscow," but is trying to maintain favorable contacts. "The countries under its control are now erasing the facts about the friendship of our peoples from history," Mukhitov emphasized.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Israel will not withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip and will not release thousands of Palestinians from prisons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in comments on news reports about a possible new deal with Hamas.

"I am hearing statements about some sort of deals, so I want to make this clear: We will not end this war with less than the achievement of all its goals. This means the elimination of Hamas, the return of all our hostages, and the promise that Gaza will no longer pose a threat to Israel," he said at an event in the West Bank settlement of Eli, according to a video of his speech. "We will not remove the IDF from the Gaza Strip and we will not release thousands of terrorists. None of this will happen. What will happen? Absolute victory!"

According to the Israeli prime minister, the current hostilities in Gaza are "not another round, not another exchange of strikes, not another operation." He said the war should end in "a complete victory" of Israel over Palestinian radicals.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Russia experienced a massive internet outage on Tuesday as people in several parts of the country reported trouble accessing various websites, including banking services, telecommunications operators, e-commerce stores, and even state services.

It turned out that access to websites using the national .ru domain was blocked. The problems were reported in and around Moscow, in St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals, and Novosibirsk Region in southern Siberia, among other locations.

Many reported not being able to access Yandex – the most popular search engine in the country – or the websites of major e-commerce stores such as Ozon and Wildberries, as well as the apps of Russia’s biggest banks, Sberbank and VTB Group.

Moscow residents also said they had trouble accessing Gosuslugi, which provides access to state services. Internet providers in Russia, including Beeline, Megafon, and Tele2, reported that their networks were operating as usual.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
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The US will only allow Türkiye to return to the F-35 fighter jet program if it agrees to ditch Russia’s S-400 missile defense system, Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has said. The American official also suggested that Washington may even lift sanctions on its NATO ally if Ankara is more amenable.

Speaking with CNNTurk television on Monday, Nuland said Ankara could be brought in from the cold on the F-35 project if it resolved the spat, after Türkiye was booted from the program in 2019 over its acquisition of the S-400 from Russia.

“If we could get through this S-400 issue, which we would like to do, the US would be delighted to welcome Türkiye back into the F-35 family,” she stated. “If we can get through this issue, then the CAATSA issue will go away, and we can get back into an F-35 conversation,” Nuland added, referring to US sanctions which target Türkiye’s arms industry.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The United States is not planning to withdraw its military from Syria, Acting US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has said.

Several Arab and international media have reported that the US is considering full withdrawal of its forces from Syria but the final decision is not yet taken.

“Well, first let me set the records straight, the United States is not withdrawing from Syria,” Nuland told CNN Turk.

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The statements regarding the very legitimacy of US military presence in Syria have been resurfacing against the backdrop of multiple drone and missile attacks targeting US bases in the Middle East.

Tags: TAXES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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For the first time, the world is witnessing a crime against humanity live on television. The United States and Israel, who have long since joined forces, will both be held responsible for the mass massacres in Gaza. Everywhere except Europe, Washington’s allies are withdrawing their ambassadors from Tel Aviv. Tomorrow, they will do the same in Washington. Everything is happening as it did when the USSR broke up, and it will end the same way: the American Empire’s very existence is threatened. The process that has just begun cannot be stopped.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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E. Jean Carroll’s recent and gross appearance on the Rachel Maddow show where she fantasized about spending Trump’s money was an instructive moment.

It showed just how depraved the anti-Trump left can be as Carroll seemed to be celebrating with Maddow and guests joining in.

Megyn Kelly thinks it plays right into Trump’s hands.

Webmaster addition: Here is where this whole charade falls apart. When Trump denied the rape and said E. Jean Carroll was a liar, it's only defamation if the rape did happen. BUT ... the jury concluded there had been no rape, therefore there was no defamation!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Former President Donald Trump recruited several major Republican donors to support his presidential campaign on Saturday, and he is set to make a strong play for more megadonors in the days and weeks ahead, according to a report.

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt first reported Tuesday that three large donors on Saturday agreed to financially back Trump’s White House bid while meeting with him in Las Vegas, Nevada:

And while in Las Vegas on Saturday, he met with several Republican megadonors — hotel executive Don Ahern, casino billionaires Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta and aerospace tycoon Robert Bigelow, who was Ron DeSantis’ biggest donor in the primary. The former president has secured financial commitments from each, according to those familiar with the discussions and granted anonymity to speak freely.

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French farmers are threatening to take their tractor protests to the heart of the European Union and impose a blockade on Brussels as they have done to Paris in opposition to the green agenda favoured by globalists like President Emmanuel Macron.

The farmer uprising in France continued to grow this week, as an estimated 12,000 farmers in over 6,000 tractors enacted roadblocks in at least 120 locations throughout France on Tuesday, including access points to major cities such as Paris, Lyon and Marseilles. However, some are calling for the protests to set their sights on the EU government.

“The next step is Brussels, that’s for sure,” a grain grower from Loiret told the Le Figaro newspaper, with another adding: “We are able to go to Brussels, that doesn’t scare us.”

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, EUROPE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION
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Two fraudsters linked to Nancy Pelosi's son are set to be sentenced over a money laundering and mail fraud scheme, DailyMail.com can reveal.

It is the seventh federal case that Paul Pelosi Jr., the 55-year-old son of the former House Speaker, has been embroiled in, documented in an extensive investigation by DailyMail.com.

The charges leveled by federal prosecutors against fraudsters Bill Garlock and Gina Rodriguez, include shady dealings over a San Francisco flop house that Pelosi Jr. claimed to own.

Garlock and Rodriguez have cut a plea deal and are scheduled to be sentenced in March.

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The US says they’re not responsible for the actions of the Ukraine, so I don’t see how Iran can possibly be held responsible for the actions of allied militias in Iraq.
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Claire's Observations:  folks, this is utter insanity, writ large.  Biden and his handlers just don't know what to do, so bombing targets in Iran;l Syria, and Iraq, just HAS to be the thing to do, by cracky!!   

But at this point, I would very much like to remind you a statement made by a Pentagon Spox just this morning, as featured in an article by antiwar.com: I am asking you to please, keep a copy of this article somewhere you can find it, because I will bet you right now that the following will "disappear" very quickly from any media.

Pentagon Admits It Has No Evidence Iran Was Behind Drone Attack That Killed 3 US Troops in Jordan

The Pentagon on Monday said Iran “bears responsibility” for the drone attack in northeastern Jordan that killed three US troops but admitted it has no evidence that Iran was directly involved.

Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said the responsibility fell on Iran due to its support for Iraqi Shia militias the US believes carried out the attack.

“In terms of attribution for the attack, we know this is an [Iran]-backed militia. It has the footprints of Kataib Hezbollah, but [we’re] not making a final assessment,” Singh said at a press conference. “Iran continues to arm and equip these groups to launch these attacks, and we will certainly hold them responsible.”

When asked if the US knew Iran and Iranian leaders were “actually behind this attack, as in planned, coordinated, or directed it,” Singh admitted the US had nothing to show that."

 

So the bottom line here, is that the US is blaming Iran for this attack against US Service People, but cannot validate or find evidence to prove this is true,  but is attacking it anyway.  Singh made the observation that the attack had "... all the footprints oi Kataib Hezbollah..."  Ms, Singh, this attack could have come from  a LOT of people who, perhaps, have numerous reasons not to particularly like Israel or the US, and if there is no evidence Iran did this, the logical response, would be for the US military to collectively "hold their fire" against Iran, and not attack it, but actually figure out who did this, to determine against whom a retaliation should be made; of course, that..... would be logical.

Biden's handlers keep him regurgitating the phrase that he "doesn't want a larger Middle Eastern war,. when they know that such an act will most likely force Iran into this war, front and center, which is precisely what Israel and the US want to see happen. Of course, there is a question which no one in DC wants to ask out loud, but should be asked and answered by every member of Biden's Inner Circle, and every responsible member of the US military; when Iran DOES join the fray here militarily,  what please will Russia and China do?!?  Hold hands and sing, "Kumbyah"?!?  I think not!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Tags: CHINA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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