Reflections on whether the West has crossed any red lines are a thing of the past, since the United States has openly declared its plans of defeating Russia strategically, the Russian Foreign Ministry has told TASS.

Commenting on Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky’s remarks that "not all red lines have yet been crossed" by the West, the ministry said: "A hybrid war is being waged against our country."

"Reflections about red lines are now in the past. The United States has unequivocally declared its intention to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia," the ministry continued. "It is impossible not to notice this reality."

Polyansky earlier told US journalist Kim Iversen that NATO and other Western countries have de-facto become embroiled into the conflict in Ukraine, but not all red lines have yet been crossed.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 25 10:02

Fox News host Tucker Carlson give his take on President Biden's classified documents scandal and Hunter Biden's possible ties on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Jan 25 09:58

The Ukrainian military are storing Western weapons in nuclear power plants in the hope that Russia will strike them. However, as Russia is unlikely to make this mistake, it cannot be ruled out that Kiev will stage a false flag operation to force direct Western intervention and increase the supply of weapons.

According to the director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergey Naryshkin, HIMARS missiles and other foreign air defence systems, as well as large-calibre artillery ammunition, are deployed at Ukrainian nuclear power plants.

“There is credible information that Ukrainian troops are stockpiling the Western-supplied weapons and ammunition on the territory of nuclear power plants,” Naryshkin said, according to a statement on the intelligence service’s website.

According to the intelligence chief, several cars loaded with “lethal cargo” were delivered by rail to the Rovno Nuclear Power Plant in western Ukraine during the last week of December alone.

“They rely on the calculation that the Russian Armed Forces would not strike nuclear power plants because they realise the danger of a nuclear disaster,” Naryshkin said.

He expressed the hope that no one in Kiev would deliberately think of blowing up the nuclear power plants in a false flag operation. False flag operations are often used by international terrorists, as seen on a frequent basis during the peak of the Syrian war, or by the US to justify their own invasions and interventions.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:57

In April 1967,  Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an eloquent and stirring denunciation of the Vietnam war and US militarism. The speech titled “Beyond Vietnam” is relevant to today’s war in Ukraine. 

In the speech at Riverside Church, King talked about how the US had supported France in trying to re-colonize Vietnam. He noted, “Before the end of the war we were meeting 80% of the French war costs.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:51
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:50

Russian assault units continue to expand the bridgehead around Soledar and are close to surround the Ukrainian grouping in Bakhmut. In recent days, Wagner’s fighters who operate in this area have achieved new victories.

On January 23, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed Russian control of the village of Krasnopolye (Kranopolevka) in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Two days before, on January 21, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, also claimed Russian control of the village. Acting head of the republic Denis Pushilin also confirmed that the mop up operation in the village has been completed.

Pushilin added that “not everything is so easy” in the region, because the enemy “resists”. “It is absolutely fair to say here that this is not an easy walk for the guys [Russian servicemen]. Every house, every facility, every enemy firing point is being gnawed out there,” he said. According to him, “the heaviest” and “bloody” battles are taking place in the region.

Krasnopolye is located north of the Sol railway station, 5 km from Soledar and about 20 km from Artemovsk (Bakhmut). After its liberation, Russian forces continued their offensive north from Soledar along one of the highways to Seversk and are breaking through new Ukrainian defense lines near the village of Razdolovka. Not far to the east, Wagner’s fighters are advancing near Veseloe.

Control over all settlements on the northwestern outskirts of Soledar will allow the Russian military to establish a bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Bakhmutka River.

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Posted on: Jan 25 09:49

The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what’s being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers – among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.

Webmaster addition: And our government refused to exercise any oversight for that money you were forced to send to Zelensky!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 25 09:47

The EU Foreign Affairs Council has reached a political agreement on another tranche of military aid to Ukraine worth EUR 500 million under the European Peace Facility.

The EU foreign ministers also approved EUR 45 million for the EU’s military training mission for Ukraine.

EU High Representative Josep Borrell said this at a press conference in Brussels on Monday following a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council….

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Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 25 09:44

TG 993: Two D.C. Foreign Policy Heavyweights Liken U.S. Intervention In Ukraine War To Intervention In World War II George Szamuely and Peter Lavelle discuss a recent "Washington Post" article, written by Robert M. Gates and Condoleezza Rice, that drops all pretense that war in Ukraine has anything to do with defense of Ukraine; turns out, it's a war of necessity for the United States.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:41
Biden-Harris Administration’s new gaslighting video is over-the-top. Kamala: “I think we are off to a great start…”
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:40
The House Democrats’ steering committee Tuesday evening voted to recommend serial liar Adam Schiff for the Judiciary Committee, Axios reported.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:40
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday appointed members to the select subcommittee on the weaponization of the federal government.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:39
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday told reporters that George Santos will be removed from Congress if the House Ethics Committee determines the freshman Rep. broke the law.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:39
Arizona’s first Democratic governor in over a decade spent no time proving she was every bit a Democrat by putting the state’s executions on hold — sparing more than 100 murderers on the state’s death row, including a man who kidnapped and brutally killed his girlfriend’s ex-husband.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:38
US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday fielded questions after announcing a lawsuit against Google.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:37
Shortly after news broke that classified documents were found inside former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, President Trump took to Truth Social to defend Pence.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:36

The Guardian on Jan 15, 2023 published the most perfect piece of new normal nostalgia that ever was or could beCoronavirus: ‘People aren’t taking this seriously’: experts say US Covid surge is big risk by Melody Schreiber. 

This piece may be studied as a Platonic Form.

Nothing could more perfectly demonstrate the inability of the covid fear porn publishers to let go of the narrative.

If the author didn’t have her own website, I would have attributed the piece to an instance of ChatGPT trained on every Guardian and New York Times article from the past three years.

The writer employs every single discredited covid trope at least once.

I will list a few of the best, here. To cover them all I would have to quote the entire article and that would violate the Fair Use Doctrine.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 25 09:33

Chalk up yet another legal victory for gun rights advocates: On Monday, the government of Tennessee officially admitted its attempt to outlaw the carry of guns by adults under 21 is unconstitutional, The Reload was first to report. 

Lawyers for the state signed onto an "agreed order," which is a written agreement among parties to a lawsuit that becomes an order of the court upon the judge's approval. In part, Monday's agreed order reads: 

“The Challenged Scheme regulating the possession and carrying of handguns that restricts individuals aged 18 years old to 20 years old from carrying handguns or obtaining permits to carry handguns on the basis of age alone violates the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

“Defendant and his officers, agents, employees, and all others acting under his direction and control, are permanently enjoined from implementing or enforcing the Challenged Scheme.”

The state now faces a 90-day deadline to begin processing enhanced carry permit applications submitted by Tennesseans under 21. The state will also have to shell out almost $47,250 to cover legal the plaintiffs' legal costs.    

In 2021, Tennessee ended the requirement for most adults to have a permit to carry a handgun. However, it does issue what is not called an "enhanced handgun carry permit." 

Tags: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:31

Days ago Facebook, which is now Meta, announced it is welcoming Ukraine's Azov Regiment to its platform. Azov had up until recently, and throughout the Russian invasion of Ukraine, been on Meta's of "dangerous organizations" list

It was on this banned list because the militia's members regularly display Nazi symbols and signs on their uniforms and as part of the their media content. But now, pro-Azov content can be freely posted, and the group can create its own official accounts on Facebook and Instagram for the first time.

Ukrainian veterans of the Azov volunteer battalion attend a rally in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2020. NurPhoto via Getty Images

 

The Washington Post recently detailed that the change "will allow members of the Azov Regiment to create accounts on Facebook and Instagram and post content without fear of it being removed unless it breaks the company’s content rules." Additionally, "The move will also enable other users to explicitly praise and support the group’s work."

The company headed by Mark Zuckerberg still sought to emphasize that "Hate speech, hate symbols, calls for violence and any other content which violates our Community Standards are still banned, and we will remove this content if we find it."

Ukrainian officials have especially since the summer lobbied hard for Facebook/Meta's Oversight Board to loosen up its restrictions on Azov, saying it was 'unfair' and that it's keeping Ukrainian media organizations from sharing accurate information about the war in real-time.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA
Posted on: Jan 25 09:30

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Jan. 20 to make some COVID-era protections for renters permanent, less than two weeks before they were set to expire.

“Today was a huge victory,” recently-elected Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky posted to Twitter after the vote.

 “The Los Angeles City Council just unanimously adopted several common sense tenant protections that will protect thousands of Angelenos facing eviction, and help make our work around homelessness and reducing poverty that much easier.

The council approved moratoriums for renters - including no-fault evictions and nonpayments - beginning at the height of the pandemic and were to expire Feb. 1.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jan 25 09:27

The lockdowns of March 2020 shocked the American people and most public health agencies, not to mention infectious disease doctors.

The idea of school shutdowns, business closures, plus mandatory remote work and other restrictions have previously seemed inconceivable. It was especially remarkable to have such an “all-of-government” response to a virus that we already knew posed a threat mainly to the elderly and infirm.

Issues like public-health precedent, American legal tradition, and medical knowledge about dealing with respiratory viruses, not to mention natural immunity and collateral damage of lockdowns, were all thrown out the window.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s book The Real Anthony Fauci mentions a tabletop exercise called “Crimson Contagion” that ran from January through August, 2019. I had not previously heard of it and I found the mention remarkable, simply because it proves that not everyone was shocked by lockdowns.

They were not part of official planning documents of either the CDC or WHO but they were clearly in the plans of someone.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 25 09:26

On the old comedy show “In Living Color” comic genius Jim Carrey did a routine that PERFECTLY depicts the Woke Culture that has since taken over large parts of the world.

30 years ago this was a joke.

Now people with this mentality are everywhere, especially in academia, government, and the mass news media.

The talented comedians always see it coming.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Jan 25 09:21

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told The Times of Israel that the US should sell F-35 fighter jets to Arab countries that have normalized with Israel under the Abraham Accords in exchange for investments that could benefit the Palestinians.

The Trump administration promised 50 F-35s to the UAE as its reward for normalizing with Israel. The deal was held up due to concerns in Congress about Israel losing its military edge in the region if the UAE acquires the jets, which have never been sold to a US Arab ally.

The Biden administration ultimately said it supports the F-35 sale, which is part of a major $23 billion arms deal that includes Reaper drones and munitions, but the sale still hasn’t been finalized.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:15

As expected Turkey on Tuesday announced it has indefinitely postponed any future rounds of talks with Sweden and Finland regarding their NATO membership bids. 

A major meeting was expected to take place in Brussels in February, but this has been dramatically canceled, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported based on diplomatic sources. 

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Posted on: Jan 25 09:15
A former Las Vegas Judge committed suicide a year after she resigned from her position after facing an ethics investigation.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:08
A European Union official threatened Elon Musk and Twitter for the change in the Big Tech giant’s policy on free speech.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:08
Bill Gates issued a warning during his visit to Australia about the impending threat of another pandemic, one that could be much more devastating than Covid and could be man-made, Daily Mail reported.
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Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Jan 25 09:07
NBC and MSNBC had to fire 75 staffers earlier this month as their ratings continue to tank.
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Posted on: Jan 25 09:06