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The liberal judge presiding over his criminal case out of New York has required Trump to be in court every day. That seems to be an obvious attempt at derailing the work he has to do for his campaign.

But if Democrats assume Trump is going to take this lying down, they really don’t get Donald. This week, Trump got a day off from the ongoing trial. And he is wasting no time to jump back onto the campaign trail.

From Fox News:
Donald Trump is making the most of his day off from court this week.

With the judge in the former president’s first criminal trial using Wednesdays to handle other business from other cases he’s handling, Trump is heading to two crucial states that may decide the winner of his 2024 rematch with President Biden.

Trump is making campaign stops in Wisconsin and Michigan, two crucial battlegrounds he narrowly captured in his 2016 presidential election victory but where he fell short four years later as he lost his re-election bid…

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Colleges have suffered millions in damages. Students might abandon institutions of higher learning after this crisis. Despite the terrible fallout of this movement, Biden announced plans that could make this climate across America even worse.

From The Post Millennial:
The Biden administration has indicated that they are considering bringing Palestinian refugees from Gaza into the US to give these displaced persons “a permanent safe haven.” This would be the first time that the US refugee program, established in 1980, took on the project of Palestinian resettlement in large numbers in the US.

President Donald Trump has vowed to restrict any refugees coming in from Gaza and other hotbeds of terrorism. “We aren’t bringing in anyone from Gaza or Syria or Somalia or Yemen, or Libya, or anywhere else that threatens our security,” he said in an October 2023 speech.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WHITE HOUSE
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From Fox News:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams lauded the NYPD on Wednesday after officers swept through anti-American and anti-Israel mobs at two major college campuses overnight, locking up hundreds of agitators.

He then ripped into the “despicable” academic environment that allowed the groups to fester…

“My uncle died defending this country, and these men and women put their lives on the line – and it’s despicable that schools will allow another country’s flag to fly in our country,” Adams, a former NYPD captain, told reporters.

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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The criminal case against Trump out of New York continues. Many have balked at the liberal judge’s treatment of the former president. He has demanded Trump attend every hearing—taking him away from the campaign trail.

Many believe this case—along with the others—is about nothing more than ruining Trump and ending his political career.

But this case might not work out as Democrats’ hope. The prosecutor’s top witness is Michael Cohen, a former Trump lawyer who went to jail for perjury. The state needs him if they wish to convict Trump. And Cohen might have just sabotaged their case.

From Fox News:
Michael Cohen, who is supposed to be a star witness in NY v. Trump, might have “torpedoed” the case before taking the stand by ranting about it on TikTok while fundraising, according to legal observers…

ABC News published an article Sunday declaring Cohen’s actions “could be a problem,” pointing out that Cohen has chimed in on former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker’s testimony, has regularly “railed against Trump,” has insisted the jury isn’t “bored” and can profit when followers shower him with gifts…

“It’s a problem for prosecutors because they chose to build a case on a witness with a track record of bad conduct and deep bias and, not surprisingly, he can’t help himself but continue to act in character,” McCarthy said.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The Electronic Intifada on Wednesday thoroughly debunked hasbara agent Sheryl Sandberg's vile propaganda film "Screams Before Silence" which pushes the discredited "Hamas mass rape" hoax to justify Israel's war crimes in Gaza. 

Sandberg, the former Facebook COO, announced in January that she was stepping down from the board of Facebook's parent company Meta, seemingly to work full time as a propagandist for the Israel government. One has to wonder if she was pushed out because her depraved plans were too much for even Mark Zuckerberg to be associated with. 

Sandberg's deplorable film prominently features a "confession" from a Palestinian captive almost certainly extracted through torture by Israel as "evidence" and has Israeli government agents make all sorts of wild claims about "sexual torture" without producing any physical evidence. 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The right’s unwillingness to mount a coherent defense against racist anti-white animus encourages the left to keep it up.

One of the most important but least mentioned developments over the last 10 to 12 years has been the growth in respectability of anti-white hate. …

Why has racist enmity against whites become so acceptable? There are multiple reasons, but I think the most important driver is that the grand strategy of the Democratic Party has become to exploit the growing diversity of the American electorate to construct a Coalition of the Fringes. The less you demographically resemble George Washington, Ben Franklin, or John Adams, the more likely you are to vote Democratic. Pitting the increasing margins of American society against its core has been reasonably successful for the Democrats: they’ve won a plurality of votes in seven of the last eight presidential elections.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Gaza is not the only genocide. Genocide is taking place all over Europe and in the US.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/conflict-migrant-centres-ireland-uk/5856071

All over Europe and the US governments prefer immigrant-invaders over their own citizens.

“The migrants are eligible for free accommodation, free social welfare, free medical care, food, clothes, and various other perks. Whilst at the same time that the Irish government is facilitating mass immigration there are 14,000 Irish homeless people on the streets.” And many more homeless Irish citizens are on the way. Migrants are given free accommodation in hotels and country estates throughout the land, while the Irish people are seriously struggling to make ends meet in a rigged inflationary system, with a never-ending story of sky-high rents, high taxes, inflation, and an ongoing extremely serious accommodation crisis. Many young Irish citizens are left with little option but to live with their parents or emigrate to countries such as Australia as they cannot afford to live in their own country.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Biden's Red Sea Failure Shown In One Map

by Tyler Durden
 

The US-led maritime coalition, Operation Prosperity Guardian, has been an utter failure in entirely securing critical shipping lanes in the southern Red Sea and deterring Iran-backed Houthis from attacking commercial vessels with drones and missiles near the Bab al-Mandab Strait. 

Days ago, we reported two vessels were attacked in the southern Red Sea, with one sustaining damage. 

Separate footage, timestamped April 29, shows what appears to be Houthis launching a suicide drone at a bulk carrier in the highly contested waters. The terrorist group has been targeting vessels associated with Western countries and Israel since mid-November in solidarity with Palestinians. 

We published a note 45 days ago titled "LNG Tankers Still Absent From Red Sea," and to this day, liquefied natural gas vessels with destinations in Europe and the US are absent from the critical shipping lane. This is a direct result of the Biden administration's weak foreign policy. 

Meanwhile, late last month, 16 maritime industry associations and social partners co-signed an open letter to the UN calling for urgent assistance as maritime chokepoints were seizing up. None of this should be a surprise as the world fractures into a dangerous multi-polar state. 

"If we ever have a long-term safe resolution to the Red Sea crisis, it's going to take six to 12 months before we actually have stable networks running through the Suez again," Alan Murphy, the founder of Sea-Intelligence, told Bloomberg in an interview this week.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Jordan’s Foreign Ministry has said two Jordanian aid convoys carrying food and flour have been attacked by Israeli settlers on their way into the besieged Gaza Strip.

The convoys, one taking the Beit Hanoon crossing and another taking the Karem Abu Salem crossing into Gaza, were targeted by the settlers on Wednesday morning.

The assailants dumped some of their cargo and damaged the trucks.

The Jordanian ministry strongly condemned the assault and held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for the crime.

Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported that the “failure of the Israeli authorities to provide protection” for the convoys undermine the regime’s “claims and commitments to allowing aid to enter Gaza.”

Israeli settlers have been repeatedly blocking the humanitarian aid trucks heading to Gaza.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Warsaw has officially requested the deployment of nuclear weapons from the North Atlantic Alliance on its territory, according to Polskie Radio.

Nuclear Sharing is a NATO program that is part of the Alliance’s nuclear deterrence policy. It provides nuclear warheads to member states that do not have their own nuclear weapons. The United States controls the use of these weapons. Since November 2009, under Nuclear Sharing, American nuclear weapons have been located in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Türkiye.

Due to Russia deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, Poland is interested in participating in NATO’s Nuclear Sharing program, which is part of nuclear deterrence.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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We are almost five months into 2024 and Congress has yet to do one single thing that benefits the American people – but its members sure are doing a lot to uphold Jewish privilege.

A new bipartisan bill proposed by a pro-Israel Democrat and a pro-Israel Republican would create a new federal agency, of sorts, to police “antisemitism” on college campuses and universities.

Federally sanctioned “antisemitism monitors” would be deployed all across the country to surveil and spy on students, professors, and any others who dare to express opposition to Israel’s genocide in Gaza, for instance, or who in any way question Israel’s behavior or influence over American politics.

The First Amendment would no longer apply under the newly proposed bill, which is a product of Reps. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Mike Lawler (R-NY).

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israel is not stopping at wreaking havoc in Gaza as they wait for billions of U.S. dollars to be funneled into the proxy war the Biden administration has been staging. The state is also meddling directly in American politics as it now calls protesting students terrorists and wants the U.S. National Guard to attack, arrest and suppress free speech in universities across the country,

Unsurprisingly, President Joe Biden agreed with Israel and accused the students of “blatant antisemitism.” The president has been vocal about his all-out support and “loyalty” and has even publicly announced that his regime gives Israel $3.8 billion in military assistance annually. On Wednesday, Biden also signed into law a massive funding package that will provide an additional $17 billion to the country.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a meeting on Wednesday that he would not agree to a permanent ceasefire and end to Israeli operations in Gaza in exchange for a deal that would free Israeli hostages.

“He told Blinken that we are interested in reaching a deal and determined to topple Hamas,” an Israeli official told The Times of Israel.

For months, Hamas has said it would free all remaining Israeli hostages in exchange for a permanent truce, an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, and the release of Palestinian prisoners. But Netanyahu has maintained that any ceasefire would only be temporary.

Netanyahu also told Blinken that Israel will invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which is packed with over 1 million civilians. “The Rafah operation does not depend on anything,” Netanyahu said, according to a statement from his office. “Prime Minister Netanyahu made this clear to Secretary Blinken.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Via Schiffgold.com,

Peter appeared on OAN’s Real America with Dan Ball to discuss new prospective income taxes, the latest idiotic craze in politics.

He starts by explaining why President Biden’s desired policy isn’t even an income tax:

“The worst of the capital gains tax is that Biden wants to impose a 25% tax on unrealized capital gains, which is definitely unconstitutional because it’s not an income tax. … If you haven’t realized the gain, you have no income subject to tax under the 16th amendment. It’s a property tax. You’re taxing property, and property taxes are direct taxes. They’re still bound by the rule of apportionment. They’re not exempted through the 16th amendment, so it would be unconstitutional.”

If such a tax was legal, it would still be a terrible policy, and it’d complicate the already burdensome tax code:

“It would also be economically destructive to try to force people to pay taxes on income they haven’t even received. They’d have to sell their assets. Imagine having to appraise your illiquid assets every year and then have to pay some kind of tax without having the liquidity to actually pay it. It would be an economic disaster if that were to be passed!”

Even raising corporate taxes would ultimately fall on the shoulders of everyday Americans:

“Nobody seems to understand: corporations don’t really pay taxes. They collect taxes. When you’re talking about taxing a corporation, you’re taxing the shareholders, you’re taxing the employees and the customers. So that’s the American public! One way or another, all corporate taxes are paid by the public. So if you’re raising the corporate tax, you’re raising the taxes on their employees, their shareholders, and their customers. That’s it.”

Thankfully, Peter thinks the proposed taxes are doomed to fail. He also reminds us of the government’s dishonest record with income taxes:

“It’s not gonna pass. At least we’ve got some Republicans with some sense in the House. This is just red meat to the base— the socialists that dominate the base of the democratic party. Yeah, they want to soak the rich. Remember, the only reason we have an income tax is because the government promised that it was only for the billionaires. … It was only 4% when it first started, back in 1916. So the government lied to the public, because as soon as they got the income tax passed, they started jacking up the rates.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, TAXES
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Anti-Israel protestors across US college campuses have shaken the nation over the last weeks, systemically setting up illegal encampments and sparking questions about the money behind the demonstrations.

Organized encampments have appeared across the country's most respected universities after first showing up at Columbia in New York City. Violent clashes between protesters and police have followed at various schools including UCLA and the University of Texas at Austin.

Many have pointed fingers at a company called Crowds on Demand, which provides paid protesters as a service, accusing it of hiring left-wing agitators to manufacture the movement.

But in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, CEO Adam Swart denied that his company has any involvement with the protests, and has actually denied requests from both sides.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Scores of pro-Palestine encampments are being erected at universities across the country as American campuses are crippled by violent clashes at encampments of students expressing solidarity with Gaza.

Newcastle University was the latest to attract crowds pitching tents around university buildings and hoisting Palestinian flags in protest of the ruinous war in the Levant.

Leeds students also announced plans to camp 'indefinitely' outside their student union, occupying land opposite the building and pledging to remain until the university, in their view, is 'no longer complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian people'.

In Bristol, hand-painted banners were erected between tents, emblazoned with messages of defiance as students lobbied their university to cut ties with arms companies and back calls for a ceasefire as the war rages on. 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Riot cops supported by busloads of reinforcements have smashed through barricades at UCLA's Gaza encampment after a smaller group of police was forced to retreat by pro-Palestine protesters.

LAPD officers who had been trying to hold a skirmish line dispersed earlier as they were pushed back by a wave of protesters, who far outnumbered police and were holding umbrellas and makeshift shields.

Soon after, hundreds of CHP officers were bussed to the campus as backup, cramming into a small walkway as they again attempted to breach the wall of people trying to prevent them from entering the encampment.

Hundreds of protesters, many brandishing umbrellas, shields and wearing helmets, continued to resist the police advance into the quad area on the west side of Royce Hall, attempting to push them back as they had done before.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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As we gaze into the future of the F-35 fifth-generation fighter, we discover that the expected upgrade package, referred to as Technology Refresh 3 [TR-3], continues to undergo delays. What was initially planned for a 2023 release has already been delayed by a year. This slowdown in implementing innovations poses a significant obstacle to progress.  

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Amid rising controversies surrounding the F-35 fifth generation fighter program, a House Armed Services Committee hearing has seen particularly significant criticisms raised against it. At the centre of discussions has been a recent Government Accountability Office audit finding that projected sustainment costs for the program had risen by 44 percent since 2018, with these rising from $1.1 trillion in 2018 to $1.58 trillion in 2023 across the fleet’s lifetime. This was on top of the planned future spending of $2 trillion acquiring 1,800 additional airframes. The report further stressed that the fighter’s particularly poor "full mission capable rate,” which is totally in a league of its own within the fleet alongside the even more problematic F-22 as by far the poorest. The report highlighted that the F-35B variant’s fully mission capable rate that year was particularly poor even among other F-35s at just 14.9 percent, with this representing the most expensive and complex variant. Very poor availability rates have been at the centre of lawmakers’ criticisms in the past, as the newly built aircraft were expected to have far better rates and less maintenance issues than worn out Cold War era F-15 and F-16 airframes many of which have served for over three decades. 

Tags: WHITE HOUSE
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US officials may have sent taxpayer money to fund risky research in a Chinese lab known to be carrying out bioweapon research.

Disgraced researcher Dr Peter Daszak suggested to a Congressional subcommittee that the intelligence community was aware of the coronavirus experiments carried out at the Wuhan Institute of Virology years before the pandemic - which many fear may have started the outbreak.

The government sent money to the Chinese facility despite concerns that the WIV was being by the Chinese government to manufacture bioweapons, according to Dr Daszak's testimony. 

Further, the researcher said the WIV is astonishingly still in possession of 15,000 samples of other coronaviruses that may belong to the US government through past taxpayer-funded research. 

Dr Daszak told the subcommittee: 'To the last of my knowledge, [samples] were in the freezers in Wuhan - over 15,000 of them.' 

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WMD
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JP Morgan's CEO has come under fire for claiming average Americans are in 'pretty good shape' financially, despite soaring inflation and stagnant interest rates crippling household budgets.

Jamie Dimon was blasted as 'out of touch' for the comments, made during an interview on the Wall Street Journal's podcast, The Journal.

Dimon, who is estimated to be worth around $2.1 billion according to Forbes, stated that consumers 'still have excess money from COVID'.

'The consumer's in pretty good shape right now,' Dimon told interviewer Emma Tucker. 

But his remarks were slammed online, including by one furious TikToker left in disbelief, after the head of the US' largest bank claimed Americans are 'still spending down' funds handed out during the pandemic.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Can you feel it too?  Over the past few weeks, I have heard from so many readers that are deeply troubled about economic conditions where they live.  In some cases, sales are way down.  In other cases, it seems almost impossible to find a decent job.  It is almost as if a tremendous chill descended upon the U.S. economy as the second quarter of 2024 began.  Yes, economic conditions have certainly not been good for a few years, but it appears that an absolutely enormous economic shift of historic proportions is now taking place right in front of our eyes.  Other than the early stages of the pandemic, we haven’t seen anything like this since 2008 and 2009.

Tags: ECONOMY
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Despite opposition from 70 Democrats and 21 Republicans, the House passed a bill to police anti-Semitism on college campuses on Wednesday. 

Supporters say it is needed to clamp down on such incidents amid a sea of anti-Israel protests at universities while opponents say it could 'chill' free speech. 

The bill that passed 320-91 would require the Education Department to enforce federal anti-discrimination laws by using the definition of anti-Semitism defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). 

Rep. Jerry Nadler a Jewish Democrat from New York, warned that the bill 'threatens to chill constitutionally protected speech.' 

Webmaster addition: That, of course, is the whole point; to get rid of that pesky First Amendment!

 

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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George Alan Kelly, the Arizona rancher who became the face of the border crisis after he was charged with shooting a migrant dead on his land, says he feels vindicated after charges were dropped.

Kelly, 75, was charged with the killing of Gabriel Cuen-Buitimea, a Mexican national found dead on Kelly's sprawling ranch in January 2023

He insists he never shot Cuen-Buitimea, instead only firing a warning shot to scare away groups of migrants who regularly crossed through his land. 

Last week, a jury failed to reach a verdict after one hold-out juror refused to acquit and on Monday, prosecutors announced they would not seek a new trial.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that if the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants for him and other Israeli leaders over the genocidal campaign in Gaza, it would be an “antisemitic hate crime.”

Reports first surfaced over the weekend that the ICC might issue arrest warrants for Israeli leadership. “If this does happen, it will be an indelible stain on humanity. It would be an unprecedented antisemitic hate crime that would add fuel to the antisemitic incitement that is already raging in the world,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu added that other world leaders should come out against the ICC’s investigation of Israel. “Israel expects the leaders of the free world to come out strongly against this scandalous step, a step that will harm the self-defense not only of the State of Israel, but of all democracies,” he said.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Unnamed officials said the floating pier and causeway that Washington hopes to use to bring aid into Gaza could be completed by Friday with aid deliveries beginning Saturday. The development comes as the cost of the pier has nearly doubled, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin admitted that the operations will put US soldiers in danger. 

One US and European official told POLITICO the pier could be operational by the weekend. The pier and causeway constructed by US troops are designed to bring some aid to the starving people of Gaza. The famine in Gaza has been intentionally provoked by Tel Aviv, with Washington’s full-throated support. 

The Pentagon’s plan to deliver aid into Gaza by sea calls for constructing a floating pier and causeway attached to the shore. The aid will be delivered to the pier before being placed on small boats to bring to the causeway. From there, the UN will deliver the aid with Israeli forces proving security. 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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