In 2012, the American political scientist Graham T Allison argued that the US and China were on a collision course for war. Allison claimed that fear of China had led the US to fall into the “Thucydides trap.”
Allison was referring to the Greek historian Thucydides, who chronicled the war between Sparta and Athens. Thucydides famously said: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.”
Allison based his somber prediction on a study of similar transitions in history. Of 16 cases of a rising power challenging a ruling power, 12 ended in war, among them the rise and fall of the Spanish, French, and British empires.
The Thucydides-trap theory is not without its critics. Columbia University’s Richard Hanania argues that the theory doesn’t apply to the rivalry between the US and China because China’s ambitions are limited mostly to dealing with domestic issues.
In a rare public statement, The Prince of Darkness has distanced himself from last night's Grammys performance by Sam Smith, which he denounced as "cringy" and "appalling."
"Listen, folks, I enjoy demonic sexual perversion just as much as the next guy, but this is just too much," said the frustrated Father of Lies. "I'm the god of this world! I appear as an angel of light! It's supposed to be sneaky and subtle! Has Hollywood lost its ability to be subtle? What on earth happened to this town?"
"And how am I supposed to corrupt the next generation when no one watches this garbage anymore?" he lamented. "At least I still have TikTok."
Sources close to nonbinary gay performer Sam Smith revealed the singer is "extremely disappointed" by the Devil's reaction. "We worked for weeks on this loving ode to our evil master! WEEKS! And he doesn't even like it? What do we have to do to get our Unholy Father to notice us? WAaaaaaaa!"
Sam Smith then started dancing harder and singing louder while cutting himself with knives in hopes the Evil One would hear him.
Donna trusted her financial institution with her money.
But it didn’t like her ideology and froze her account,
Now she can’t fund her organization or retrieve her money from her account.
Welcome to the world of Woke financial institutions.
Donna Murphy learned her lesson. The hard way, She learned that the financial institution she trusted (Paypal) was on a political mission, and that it would break every rule to pursue it.
Donna’s problem was that she too was on a political mission, and she had constructed an organization and a website to promote it, as is her constitutional right. It was a project that required funding, and she naturally assumed that the reputedly “trustworthy” institution she dealt with would enable her to do so.
Trouble was, it so happened that Donna’s cause and the cause of her financial institution were in flat contradiction. Succinctly put, Donna is a patriot. A Canadian nationalist dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s natural and ethno-cultural heritage.
In contrast, her financial institution ( Paypal) was committed to globalism. Say no more.
- Turkish authorities confirm 1,651 deaths, with another 810 reported in Syria, after powerful earthquakes bring thousands of buildings crashing down in both countries.
- Initial magnitude 7.8 tremor in southeastern Turkey early on Monday was followed by magnitude 7.6 earthquake hours later amid several aftershocks.
- The US Geological Survey said the initial tremor was centred about 33km (20 miles) from Gaziantep, a major city and provincial capital.
- Dozens of countries have pledge to aid in search and rescue operations.
The US government continues to escalate world war with Russia, while contributing to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The Biden regime has sent over $100+ billion to Ukraine, including a variety of munitions and weapons, with plans to send tanks, jets, and other weapons, with no resolve. The US, going out of their way to “protect” Ukraine, is clearly not seeking a peace treaty or any other measure of resolve. Any negotiations have been arrogant and escalatory. At times, the Biden regime has even threatened nuclear war with Russia, while treacherously guiding NATO into world war with Russia and China.
It seems that the Thai Royal family had a Princess who was a good global citizen. She took 3/three of the Pfizer shots. She went into a coma a while back.
The Thai Royal family was/is very distressed. Investigations were ordered.
The distress of the Royals was increased by the reports coming back from their investigators. It seems that Pfizer, apparently, did NO safety studies on this shot. Shortly thereafter, Thailand cancels the covid contracts with Pfizer on the basis of fraud.
As may be expected, all this has taken weeks. The investigators are still at work as this is a giant, global scam/fraud with many threads to trace back to sources.
A few days after receiving her booster injection, the Thai princess “suddenly” collapsed. Three weeks later she remains in a coma. The Thai Royal Family was just informed that the initial “bacterial infection” diagnosis was in fact always untrue; thus, from the very start there was a coordinated coverup by the BigPharma captured authorities.
The Thai king is finally making the connections that Pfizer’s mRNA “vaccine” is a slow kill bioweapon. He will be declaring the Pfizer contract null and void due to fraud, which will result in the stripping away of all immunity. Lawsuits and compensation payments just in Thailand will be greater than the billions in COVID profits that Pfizer stole on the backs of taxpayers (theft).
The blowback against this One World Government eugenics program is heating up.
On January 25th, 2023, Germans marched on the central square of Marienplatz, Munich, against its involvement in the war between Ukraine and Russia. Demonstrators explained they were “standing up against warmongering and the path to World War III.”
The protesters voiced their opposition to Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock from the left-wing Greens Party, who declared, “we are fighting a war against Russia, and not against each other.”
She spoke the day before the German government announced it was arming Ukraine with advanced Leopard tanks, putting aside earlier reservations about whether such a move could prompt Moscow to escalate the war. Demonstrators called the decision an “inhumane policy of death.”
Not only did German citizens not get input into these controversial decisions, but historically, when Germany went to war with Russia, it did not go very well for them.
Josh Stirling, a top insurance analyst, found a 7% increase in aggregate mortality for each C-19 dose. This is mathematics and doesn’t take in all the variables that took place during the pandemic, including the vaccine. The lockdowns and the illness itself caused poor health care, depression, and suicides. It doesn’t look at illnesses or the age of the people who died. So, one has to be careful with this. However, he correlated it to actual doses.
He used CDC data in the US and compared this year to last year. If the vaccines were neutral or helpful, you would see lower levels of mortality.
He explained that if vaccines actually reduced all-cause mortality, then the data from “highly vaccinated” states would show “lower levels of mortality” in those areas. Instead, data shows the opposite. Stirling previously noted that overall, all-cause mortality in the US rose in 2022 from 2021 by about 15%.
Many people still sneer at Justin Trudeau for his silly costumes; soft-spoken, even boyish, demeanor; and overt love for all leftist tropes, whether racial, sexual, religious, or anything else. Those people are fools. Trudeau is a dangerous man who is rapidly creating a totalitarian government that grants rights only to those who march in lockstep with Trudeau’s leftist political and social beliefs.
It’s been obvious since Pierre Trudeau that Canada, once a solidly conservative country in an old-fashioned mode (patriotism, family, faith), has taken a left turn. Those polite Canadians happily yielded to the radical harpies on the left, giving political privileges to all sexual identities and all racial identities while impressing upon conservatives that the government had no room for them. Canada could do this because, lacking a constitution that spells out rights inherent in all people, it could easily promise privileges—in other words, government “permissions”— only to take them away again.
Network data from NetBlocks shows internet across Italy has mostly been restored after more than five hours of outages.
Reuters confirmed the outage was due to "an international interconnection problem."
In a separate report, Reuters said that Italy's National Cybersecurity Agency warned about a ransomware attack targeting servers worldwide.
The hacking attack sought to exploit a software vulnerability, ACN director general Roberto Baldoni told Reuters, adding it was on a massive scale.
Italy's ANSA news agency, citing the ACN, reported that servers had been compromised in other European countries such as France and Finland as well as the United States and Canada. -RTRS
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was aware of the attack. The agency said:
"CISA is working with our public and private sector partners to assess the impacts of these reported incidents and providing assistance where needed."
Back in the 1980s, when Bill Casey was director of Central Intelligence, I asked him a direct question related to analysis. In response, he pointed to his temple and said, “Well, you just gotta use your noodle.”
Whatever you may think of Casey, his pithiness here is instructive. It’s good advice for everyone these days, especially as the term “conspiracy theory” continues to mushroom throughout Big Media, here, there, and everywhere. Team Biden seems to have pushed the term into absolute hyperdrive since he took office.
It’s used even when grand plans are out in the open. For example, participants at the recent World Economic Forum congregation in Davos publicly discussed how we should all be censored and surveilled and tracked. The Orwellian life they’d like to shove on us has been preached for decades by WEF founder Klaus Schwab, prior to his 2020 publication of “The Great Reset.”
But if you point this out you’re likely to be smeared as a “conspiracy theorist.” As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and many respected pundits have noted, the WEF goal for an unelected elite to rein in the hoi polloi is no theory. Their activists talk about it constantly.
Sure, there are some people who conjure up far-fetched notions of why and how this or that may have happened. But the term “conspiracy theorist” has become a knee-jerk label intended to discredit thoughtful investigation — or just plain observation — by describing investigators as wacky conjurers. This is one of many ways power elites exploit the natural human fear of ostracism in order to induce us to self-silence.
A state appeals court in Arizona has agreed to expedite a hearing into a lawsuit brought by former GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake alleging enough election improprieties in November to have cost her a victory against then-Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has since been inaugurated as governor.
The decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals comes after the state Supreme Court rejected her case earlier this month and remanded it to be heard first in lower courts. In a brief order, the court agreed with Lake’s arguments that her challenge should be handled as a “special action petition.” The court date is reportedly scheduled for March.
As her lawsuit is pending, Lake’s campaign responded to rumors that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Krysten Sinema, who left her party months ago and is now a self-declared Independent.
“I’m told Kari Lake is considering running for the US Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema in 2024,” CNN political reporter Kate Sullivan posted on Twitter.