Washington is moving forward with assisting Finland in improving its security situation at a moment its controversial application to joint NATO remains stalled due to objections from Turkey and Hungary.
The State Department has approved the potential sale of $535 million worth of guided multiple launch rocket systems (GMLRS) and related equipment to Helsinki. Among other things, the GMLRS transfer will contribute to land and air defense capabilities for Europe's northernmost allied outpost near Russia.
The officials said that the talks were aimed at reducing the risk of the war in Ukraine turning into a broader conflict and that Sullivan warned Moscow against using nuclear weapons. They said Sullivan held talks with Yuri Ushakov, a foreign policy advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
As of Sunday night in Washington DC, the talks haven’t been confirmed by the White House or the Kremlin. National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson was asked if Sullivan had the conversations and replied, “People claim a lot of things.”
Two US supersonic B-1B bombers flew over South Korea on Saturday, marking the first time the bombers were deployed to the region since 2017 as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula.
The bombers participated in the last day of massive aerial war games the US and South Korea held, known as Vigilant Storm. The exercises were initially set to conclude on Friday but were extended into Saturday over North Korea’s missile tests.
North Korea made clear that it would respond to Vigilant Storm, which involved about 240 US and South Korean aircraft. This year’s iteration of the drills was the largest ever, and Pyongyang reacted by launching missiles and artillery.
Iran’s embattled national currency has hit a new all-time low amid ongoing protests and a lack of progress in efforts to restore the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The rate of the United States dollar for the first time broke past the 350,000 mark against the Iranian rial in the open market at the start of the working week on Saturday. The rial continued its decline, falling to about 362,000 per dollar later in the day.
A woman protesting at a Manhattan rally for Governor Kathy Hochul was choked by another person in attendance Saturday evening, footage shows.
The video, posted by Viral News New York, shows the moments when a supporter of Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was attacked by at least two people while protesting the Governor's campaign appearance.
Hochul was holding an event alongside Bravo's Andy Cohen near the Stonewall Inn.
The New York Times published a piece Saturday accusing Republicans and prominent right-wing personalities of spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about the night Paul Pelosi was attacked - while not addressing glaring questions about the assault in their reporting.
After the attack on Pelosi, 82, in the early morning hours on October 28, different theories have circulated in regard to what happened that night.
There have been theoriesthat the attack had been staged, questions about whether Pelosi knew his attacker, and even a theory that the assault was the result of an extramarital gay affair.
Dozens of protesters were injured on Sunday as Iranian security forces cracked down on the hundreds gathered to protest against the killing of yet another Kurdish woman at the hands of the authorities in Tehran.
The attack on protesters in Mariwan comes two days after 16 protesters were gunned down in the Baluchi area in southeast Iran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), raising the number of people killed to 304 across the country, including 41 children.
Nasrin Ghaderi, a woman from the city of Mariwan who resided in Tehran, was hit several times in the head during a protest in the capital, sending her into a coma and later passing away in hospital on Saturday night. The family was prevented from burying her in Mariwan, as they had wished to do, and were forced by the intelligence services to have a funeral without anyone present.
Bahrain will continue to build its relationship with Israel after former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies triumphed in Israel's general election, the diplomatic adviser to Bahrain's king said on Saturday.
Arab leaders have largely been silent about the victory of Netanyahu, whose record of hardline opposition to Shia Muslim power Iran has helped forge ties with Sunni Muslim Gulf leaders.
Israel, under Netanyahu's government in 2020, normalised ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain - where concern over Iran's regional sway dominates security strategy - under US-brokered normalisation pacts, dubbed the "Abraham Accords".
According to MiddleEastMonitor, a leading Israeli newspaper said that Israel “is now closing in on a right-wing, religious and authoritarian revolution” aimed at destroying democracy. The recent Israeli elections have brought Benyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party back to power, but with the ultra-right wing religious party led by Itamar Ben-Gvir as an allied partner.
Israel defines itself as a Jewish and democratic state. It has democratic institutions, such as elections to the Knesset, but has been officially labeled by the UN and human rights organizations as an apartheid state.
Tech entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the Covid Early Treatment Foundation, Steve Kirsch, talks about his article titled “Evidence of Harm” and subtitled “A Short Collection of Key Evidence Showing Covid Vaccines are Not Safe and Effective, Not Even Close. They are the Most Deadly Vaccines We’ve Ever Produced.”
Kirsch also talks about how government public health agencies, including the CDC and the FDA, as well as The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice, studiously avoid looking at data showing how dangerous covid vaccines are.
The following shows breakdowns of the wealth-quintiles — percentages of the wealth held by the nation’s households, all the way from the top fifth to the bottom fifth — in the “US$ Trillions” for each fifth — during the latter quarter (the “2021:Q2”), as is shown on that web-page:
Top 5th =Top 20% total $94.68T ($36.23T for top 1% + $58.45T for all of the next 19%)
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey criticized the social media company for quietly tracking the devices users share tweets from.
Dorsey characterized the feature as a 'step backwards,' but noted that it was added last year before Elon Musk took over the company.
The 45-year-old stepped down as Twitter's CEO last November, and it is unclear whether the device tracking feature was added before or after his departure.
His comments came amidst a spat of tweets he fired off Sunday evening, including an exchange he got into with Musk over the renaming of the Twitter feature Birdwatch.
On Saturday Musk announced that Birdwatch - intended to hamper misinformation by allowing users to add notes to tweets - would be rebranded as 'Community Notes,' a name which Dorsey called 'the most boring Facebook name ever.'
Look at the chart below. The chart explains everything.
It explains why Washington is so worried about China’s explosive growth. It explains why the US continues to hector China on the issues of Taiwan and the South China Sea. It explains why Washington sends congressional delegations to Taiwan in defiance of Beijing’s explicit requests.
It explains why the Pentagon continues to send US warships through the Taiwan Strait and ship massive amounts of lethal weaponry to Taipei.
It explains why Washington is creating anti-China coalitions in Asia that are aimed at encircling and provoking Beijing. It explains why the Biden administration is stepping up its trade war on China, imposing onerous economic sanctions on its businesses, and banning critical high-tech semi-conductors that are “are essential not just… for virtually every aspect of modern society, from electronic products and transport to the design and production of all manner of goods.” It explains why China has been singled-out in the US National Security Strategy (NSS) as “the only competitor with both the intent and, increasingly, the capability to reshape the international order.” It explains why Washington now regards China as its biggest and most formidable strategic adversary that must be isolated, demonized and defeated.
Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former mayor of Atlanta and now a senior adviser for public engagement at the White House, claims that “misinformation” allegedly spread by his political opponents is to blame for Biden’s disastrous performance in office.
While the oil giants are making record profits thanks to energy prices rising, and European factories are firing because they can’t pay their gas and electricity bills, the US is sending energy to Europe with their ships loaded with expensive LNG.
Fearing that we do have not enough, now they are sending us another huge amount of energy: nuclear weapons. The United States will send 100 upgraded B61-12 nuclear bombs to Europe in December.
They will replace the previous ones in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and Turkey, and will likely be deployed against Russia in other NATO countries, such as Poland and Finland.
In its strategic documents, the Pentagon announces:
“We will use nuclear weapons to defend the vital interests of the United States and its allies.”
This constitutes a change of strategy that brings the world even closer to a nuclear war, which would cause the disappearance of the human species from the face of the Earth.
Read carefully. Pfizer is committing crimes against humanity, specifically against our children.
The vaccine has resulted in cardiac arrest not in an elderly person but in a two month old baby.
“Why did they not follow up on the 2-month-old baby’s condition, after going into cardiac arrest an hour after receiving an experimental vaccine? Why is there no further information? Is it because he died? Or was the baby removed from an experiment? Why would the author of the report not mention this?”
We call upon the US Department of Justice to undertake a criminal investigation against Pfizer.
We call upon governments worldwide to immediately suspend the mRNA vaccine.
A class action law suit is also required on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the mRNA vaccine.
Never mentioned by the media, Pfizer has a criminal record with the US Department of Justice.
In 2009 Pfizer was indicted on charges of “fraudulent marketing”.
When it comes to fighting inflation, the Democrats always come up with asinine ideas. In this case, Chef Boyardee plays a starring role. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat Congressman from NY AND the fundraising head of the DCCC had his ‘let them eat cake’ moment yesterday.
Due to redistricting, Maloney is in a very tight race. As of this last week, it’s now considered a toss-up. Today, he went on NBC’s Meet The Press and informed viewers that Joe Biden has been getting a bum rap and has accomplished a lot more than anyone realizes.
Let’s see, what has Biden accomplished thus far? No new jobs since he took office. The disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. Our foreign policy in a shambles. The border is a sieve. And then there’s inflation. It seems Sean Maloney knows exactly how his constituents feel and this is his advice for them.
“Yeah, well, I grew up in a family where, you know, if the gas price went up, the food budget went down,” Rep. Maloney said. “So by this time of the week, we’d be eating Chef Boyardee if that budget wasn’t gonna change. So that’s what families have to do. Here’s what we should do,” Maloney said before discussing actions that he says would lower inflation.
The Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) arrived in Turku, Finland for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 5, 2022.
While in Turku, Hamilton leadership will meet with government and Finnish Navy leaders….
“We are honored and enthusiastic to call on the historic city of Turku. This visit is oriented to build on the decades-long partnership between the United States and Finland,” said Capt. Matthew Brown, commanding officer of USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753). “The U.S. Coast Guard’s collaboration with the Finnish Border Guard advances our shared ambitions…in the Baltic Sea.”
Prior to arriving in Turku, Hamilton conducted multiple operations with allies and partners in the Baltic Sea, including…boarding exercises with the Swedish Coast Guard….
Russia has announced Sunday that a major dam in the Russian-controlled region of Kherson was damaged in a Ukrainian strike using an advanced US-supplied system.
"Today at 10:00 there was a hit of six HIMARS rockets. Air defense units shot down five missiles, one hit a lock of the Kakhovka dam, which was damaged," Russian news agencies quoted local emergency authorities as saying.
Russia has warned that it will take retaliatory measures against Israel in case the Tel Aviv regime supplies Ukraine with military equipment and aid amid the military conflict there.
Bloomberg television news network, citing two unnamed sources familiar with Russian policy, reported that Moscow would respond if Israel passed along missile systems directly or through a third party to Ukraine. The report did not specify what action Russian officials might take.
The Tel Aviv regime seems to be warming to the idea of supplying military equipment to Ukraine.
However, the coming change of administration in the Israeli-occupied territories leaves future policy under question. Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expected to form the next Israeli cabinet, has been known for his good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Webmaster addition: So, Israel sends more munitions, Russia slaps their wrist, and Israel "invites" the United States into war with Russia!
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered armed members of a group monitoring ballot drop boxes in Arizona to stay at least 250 feet away from the locations following complaints that people wearing masks and carrying guns were intimidating voters.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Liburdi said members of Clean Elections USA, its leader and anyone working with them are also barred from filming or following anyone within 75 feet (23 meters) of a ballot drop box or the entrance to a building that houses one. They also cannot speak to or yell at individuals within that perimeter unless spoken to first.
The temporary restraining order was requested by the League of Women Voters of Arizona after Clean Elections USA, encouraged people to watch 24-hour ballot boxes in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county.
Webmaster addition: First it was we MUST wear masks, now it's DON'T wear masks; can anyone figure out this crazy government? :)