“The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.  … it is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.” -- George Washington Farewell Address

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As Israel increasingly treats a war in Lebanon as a foregone conclusion, a new 130-page report was released from a number of think-tanks that included many of Israel’s high-ranking generals. The report, as with a previous report from the US, warned of possible Israeli unreadiness to open a second front at the northern border.

Top Israeli military leaders have protested for weeks that they are ready for a Lebanon War and, indeed, are ready to launch a war at a moment’s notice. This pronouncement is mostly made along with a claim that the Gaza War is all but over, despite the fact that substantial Israeli forces are still fighting in the strip.

The new report warned that a potential southern occupation, which has been advocated by many politicians, would be the deadliest conflict since Israel’s inception, and that thousands of Hezbollah rockets would instantly be fired daily in retaliation.

The report, from the Counter-Terrorism Policy Institute at Reichman University in Israel, was said to have been presented to policy makers ahead of October 7, but was largely dismissed out of hand, arguing Hamas didn’t have the capabilities the report assumed. The US has similarly warned Israel a two-front war would be more difficult than they’re expecting. However, while the Israeli government seems content to let the US try, unsuccessfully, to negotiate a deal preventing the conflict, the Israeli assumption is that US military support will continue.

Claire's Observations:  Netanyahu and his minions, need to remember that this year in the US, is an election year; and the very last thing this administration would want to do, because US troop strength is so dangerously low, would be to reinstate the Draft.  That would provide the kind of disgust and disruption (including demonstrations against both Israel and DC,), that no thinking candidate wants to have happen, before a national election.   So the Israeli assumption that "US military support will continue" is fraught with potential "what-ifs", which cannot be intelligently ignored, if and when they do happen.

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‘Blood now soaks the soil of 3 continents. Aggressors are now on killing sprees’

Back before World War II there were multiple small, regional conflicts that had developed.

Eventually they merged.

And that is exactly what is developing now, according to an expert on international events, and Joe Biden is allowing it.

“Biden has opened the floodgates of Hell. Although nothing is inevitable, we are fast approaching the point where, as a practical matter, he will not be able to stop China and Russia, directly and through proxies, from merging existing conflicts and turning them into the next global war,” charged Gordon Chang, an expert on China, in a column at The Gatestone Institute.

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In an unusual session held on Super Bowl Sunday, the US Senate voted to move forward a substantial $95 billion aid package that will support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with no southern border security provisions. The vote garnered support from RINOs, with a final tally of 67-27.

The vote came in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)’s steadfast refusal to expedite voting on the bill, which he vehemently criticized as “rotten” and detrimental to national interests.

Senator Paul, expressing his staunch opposition, declared he would not allow the bill to pass immediately, emphasizing his concerns over prioritizing foreign aid over domestic issues.

According to the Hill, Schumer offered Republicans the chance to vote on amendments in exchange for expediting the legislative process.

“By a vote of 67-27, The Senate invoked cloture on Murray substitute amendment 1388 to H.R.815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations,” the Senate Press Gallery wrote on X.

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Charity Oxfam reckons the world's over 2,500 billionaires are now a combined £2.6trillion richer than they were in 2020. This is because governments have been pumping money into economies during the crisis, which has driven up stocks, increased the value of corporations and led to record profits.

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THE official X account for President Joe Biden posted a tweet that left users baffled as Super Bowl LVIII finished.

The tweet - which came after the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the game 25-22 - depicted the president smiling ominously with glowing red eyes alongside the text: "Just like we drew it up."

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According to Channel 13, Chief of General Staff Herzi Halevi said: “The army will be able to handle any mission, but there are political aspects that must be addressed first.”

A senior Israeli official, who preferred not to be named, told the channel: “The operation in Rafah is approaching.”

READ: Military offensive on Rafah a ‘recipe for disaster’: UN agency

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday ordered the military to submit a dual plan to evacuate Palestinian residents from Rafah, home to more than 1 million residents seeking refuge from war, and to defeat the remaining “Hamas battalions.”

The Palestinians have sought refuge in Rafah as Israel pounded the rest of the enclave following the Oct. 7 Hamas incursion. The bombardment has killed more than 28,000 people, besides causing mass destruction and shortages of basic necessities.

The Israeli offensive has left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine, while 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure was damaged or destroyed, according to the UN

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US Rejects Putin’s Latest Offer for Negotiations on Ukraine

The Biden administration has rejected the idea of diplomacy with Russia since the Russian invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago by Dave DeCamp February 11, 2024 at 2:04 pm ET Categories NewsTags Russia, Ukraine

The US has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest offer for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine, as the Biden administration has consistently discouraged diplomacy in the nearly two years since Russia launched its invasion.

Putin made the offer during an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, which was released on Carlson’s website and X account last week.

“We are willing to negotiate,” Putin said. Referring to the US government, the Russian leader added, “You should tell the current Ukrainian leadership to stop and come to the negotiating table.”

In response, a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council told The New York Times that the US has no reason to believe Putin is being genuine.

“Both we and President Zelensky have said numerous times that we believe this war will end through negotiations,” the spokesperson said. “Despite Mr. Putin’s words, we have seen no actions to indicate he is interested in ending this war. If he was, he would pull back his forces and stop his ceaseless attacks on Ukraine.”

 

Claire's Observations:  Imagine my absolute absence of surprise!! Apparently, Biden's Buddies in the Military/Industrial complex, haven't made enough money from this "Frankenwar" to want to quit now!!!

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday doubled down on his vow to attack the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah despite growing criticism of the plan.

It’s estimated that about 1.5 million Palestinians are packed into Rafah, which has a pre-war population of 275,000. Most of the people sheltering in the city are living on the streets in tents, and many have been displaced multiple times since Israel unleashed its onslaught.

On Friday, Netanyahu ordered the Israeli military to draw up an evacuation plan for Rafah, but it’s unclear where the Palestinians sheltering there will go. A few hours after Netanyahu said he ordered the plan, Israeli airstrikes hit residential buildings in Rafah, killing 28.

Heavy Israeli airstrikes were also reported in Rafah late Sunday into Monday morning, with Al Jazeera reporting at least 50 have been killed so far.

Aid groups are warning a full-scale Israeli assault on Rafah would be a “blood bath” due to the concentration of Palestinians. Egypt, which borders Rafah, is threatening to scrap its 1979 peace treaty with Israel if it attacks the city. Cairo strongly opposes anything that could lead to an influx of Palestinian refugees entering its territory.

 

Claire's Observations:  It appears that Netanyahu, in his megalomaniacal hubris, has decided that no one can or will stop him from ordering this slaughter in Rafah.  I am praying that some adult in the geopolitical room is going to prove me wrong.  Unfortunately,  right now, I would not bet on seeing this happen. The US government is impotent to stop the guy, and other countries which might, are too busy putting out economic/political fires in their own countries.

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Reuters documented at least 600 previously unreported workplace injuries at Musk’s rocket company: crushed limbs, amputations, electrocutions, head and eye wounds and one death. SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for the billionaire’s push to colonize space at breakneck speed.

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Ingenuity’s groundbreaking mission concludes after 72 flights, while Perseverance’s exploration of Mars enters an exciting phase, focusing on geological discoveries that could shed light on the planet’s ancient history.

After 72 flights and 17 kilometers flown, it is finally time for us to say goodbye to the Ingenuity helicopter. It was announced last month that Ingenuity’s mission is now coming to an end after it sustained damage to a rotor blade on its final flight.

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This will be the second time Temu has spent millions of dollars for an ad spot at a high-profile football event. Its first Super Bowl commercial last year featured the tagline, “Shop like a billionaire,” highlighting a business model of swaying customers with ultra-discounted merchandise predominantly sourced from China.

In a Feb. 10 letter to CBS and Paramount Global, the attorneys general said they have reason to believe that Temu is selling products made with forced labor.

“Congressional investigators believe Temu is illegally selling products made by forced labor in an area of China in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is committing genocide,” they wrote in the letter, first reported by Daily Wire.

“CBS should not elevate a company profiting from forced labor and genocide during America’s biggest game.”

Claire's Observations:  Folks, this is a "pot... kettle.... black" moment, on behalf of American corporations, which hate the price points at which TEMU is able to sell its products.  So let's focus, for a moment,  on large American corporations doing the same things.  From corporateaccountabilitylab.org, we have the following statement: "Immigrants in detention

"Like pre-trial defendants, civil detainees cannot be forced to work under the Thirteenth Amendment loophole allowing slavery “as a punishment for crime,” as they have not been convicted of a crime. However, federal immigration detention centers rely on the labor of civil immigrant detainees to lower their operating costs. The large prison corporations running the centers – like CoreCivic and GEO Group – are currently facing lawsuits, alleging that they employ deprivation schemes, where detained immigrants are forced to choose between living without basic necessities or working for sub-minimum wages, and then are threatened with punishment for refusing to work. 

Public Information on Prison Labor Supply Chains

Due to the lack of transparency in corporate supply chains and the inaccessibility of state revenue data, it is generally difficult to trace the goods and services produced by prison labor."

And just who ARE the US corporations, taking advantage of this loophole?!?!?  You may be in for a little bit of a surprise here, but let's go: From an article taken from the Maltese  justice initiatives,

http://maltajusticeinitiative.org/12-major-corporations-benefiting-from-the-prison-industrial-complex-2/

These corporations are:  McDonalds; Wendy's; Walmart; Starbucks; Sprint; Verizon;Victoria's Secret; Fidelity Investments; JC Penny; Kmart; American Airlines:  and Avis.

ANY QUESTIONS AS TO WHY US CORPORATIONS HATE TEMU?!?  You just got your answer right here!!!!!

 

 

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"NATO was busted until I came along. I said, everybody’s going to pay," said Trump during a Saturday campaign rally in South Carolina. "They said, ‘Well, if we don’t pay, are you still going to protect us?’ I said, ‘Absolutely not.’ They couldn’t believe the answer."

"One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, ‘Well, sir, if we don’t pay, and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?’ I said, ‘You didn’t pay? You’re delinquent?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ ‘Let’s say that happened. No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want.’ You got to pay. You got to pay your bills."

 

Claire's Observations:  This is simple math, folks; if NATO members want any kind of "military protection" from the US, they should pay their fair share, period, end of discussion; if they do not, then they have chosen NOT to embrace US/NATO military protection.  Trump is absolutely correct, in calling out this behaviour from NATO allies, who want the protection, but will not pay what they owe for that protection.

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On Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had the audacity to claim that the Biden administration doesn't bear responsibility for the border crisis, despite, among other things:

  • Terminating the National Emergency at the Southwest border
  • Revoking a Trump-era Executive Order that was designed to ensure there was meaningful enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.
  • Issuing an executive order protecting DACA recipients
  • Unveiling the U.S. Citizenship Act, which would provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S., demonstrating intent to reward illegal border crossers with a path to citizenship.
  • Announcing a 100-day moratorium on deportations and immigration enforcement, effectively providing amnesty to criminal and other removable aliens

(It's a really long list...)

And since Biden was sworn in as president in January 2021, there have been at least 7 million encounters near the southern border, while the government deals with a backlog of more than 3 million asylum cases in US courts.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Mayorkas claimed: "It certainly is a crisis. And, well, we don’t bear responsibility for a broken system, and we’re doing a tremendous amount within the system. But fundamentally, Congress is the only one who can fix it."

And of course, zero pushback from the 'journalist' sitting across from him

 

Claire's Observations:  This is utterly bovine excrement on Mayorka's part, and he knows it.  But what is even more telling, is his smug audacity and hubris, to believe that the American public is absolutely "buying it".  We are not, Alejandro; and this is going to be one big, fat  hairy reason why Biden will lose the upcoming election, even with the best cheating the Demonocrats can conjure.

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I think this made up word in the meme below perfectly captures the tyrannical billionaire psychopaths who seem to have gained control of the world using their billions, while portraying themselves as the saviors of humanity.

Whenever I see the term Foundation related to one of these psychopaths, I know that Foundation is nothing more than a front to achieve their evil agenda.

And if ever their was a poster boy for philanthropaths across the world, it would be Mister depopulation/vaccine pusher/farmer Bill Gates and his Gates Foundation.

 

Gates, Soros, Bloomberg and the Clintons represent the evil forces in this world, using their wealth, power, and control of the regime media to push their agenda of chaos, death, destruction, and depopulation. They all use their “Charitable” Foundations as a means to their evil ends, while being portrayed by the media they have bought off, as generous philanthropists improving the lives of the poor and downtrodden.

It is all a ruse, easily revealed to anyone willing to dig just below the surface of these Potemkin foundations

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The ultimate “good for you” is to be dead. At least that is what it would be if some outside authority, or entity, was watching our human behaviour and assessing what looks to be the “best” for us - meaning that if we are dead, nothing bad can happen to us. I would assume that if we fed all of the information a typical human life creates into a supercomputer, and then asked it “What is the best state of being for a human being” it would spit out, “that it never be born, and if alive, it would be safest, (best, good,) for it to be dead.”

The next notch down from this perfection would be to live in a bubble, literally.

Apparently, there are some people who have no immune systems who have to do this (remember the Seinfeld episode, “The Bubble Boy”?)

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The next notch down is to be a recluse, to live on some little patch of land, in a little house, and venture out only into your local neighbourhood to buy fish sticks, Twinkies, and RC Cola.

You would never fly in a plane, and never drive as well.

The next notch down is the spot that most people seem to wish they occupied.

This place in the sun is actually sunless. Or at least as sunless as you can make it. Here we find gobs of sunscreen, dark glasses on cloudy days, heavy coats in the fall, and umbrellas in summer. We find ourselves avoiding nearly everything that can be avoided, except the things, of course, that actually do harm us, like McDonalds’ “Big Macs” and a nice can of Diet Coke. Here we avoid travel to dicey countries (which includes nearly all of them), if we travel at all. We avoid being in the same room with someone who is coughing or sneezing or looking the least bit odd, and we essentially avoid taking any risks whatsoever. Nearly everything is dangerous, and it is best to avoid anything unknown, dubious in nature, or not recommended by the guys and gals in white coats with the antique medical device hanging around their neck.

A person at this level of existence is alive but certainly not living.

Why are people into this?

Well, once again, we can thank Mr. Agenda

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The 2024 U.S. presidential election will likely pit former President Donald J. Trump against current President Joseph Biden in an epic rematch of the 2020 election.  As most Americans know, in 2020, the Democrats and their allies on the far left reached deep into their bag of dirty tricks to put Biden in the White House.  They will undoubtedly pull out all of the stops yet again in 2024.  This time, however, far more people are watching and are aware of the grifts being run in our elections by the left. 

With so many election integrity groups and concerned citizens watching this time around, what will the Democrats do to tilt the results in their favor? 

They have quite a few arrows in their quiver, but virtually every trick relies on one thing: dirty voter rolls.

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The United States government would have you believe the military base in Jordan where three soldiers were killed in a drone strike is a mere "logistics support base." In truth, the facility also serves as a base for US drones used to conduct reconnaissance and target identification in Syria and Iraq, according to a report from The Intercept's Ken Klippenstein. 

The base in Jordan, which is called Tower 22, is positioned just six miles from the Syrian border, and close to the Al-Tanf base where US servicemembers are based inside Syria. After a Jan. 28 drone attack on Tower 22 killed three soldiers and wounded dozens more, US Central Command described the facility as a "logistics support base" housing some 350 Army and Air Force personnel. 

AFP via Barron's

However, an Air Force airman who was recently stationed at Tower 22 tells The Intercept there's much more to the base than managing supplies:

“To call Tower 22 a logistics support base is complete bullshit. The main purpose of Tower 22 is to operate drones to spy on insurgents in Iraq and Syria, for targeting purposes. The main objective I witnessed was taking out targets.”

According to the airman, intelligence collected in Tower 22's drone operations is used by USAF units at other bases, including Jordan's Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, to carry out airstrikes in the region

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As my Irish-Catholic Midwestern grandmammy used to say as she watered her petunias, “when life gives you lemonades, you make a techno-police state aimed at your domestic political opponents.”

“Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is requesting a transcribed interview with a former Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) official for allegedly flagging consumer transactions that had the phrases “TRUMP” or “MAGA” in them

Jordan said the committee had obtained documents showing that FinCEN outlined ‘typologies’ of persons of interest in materials distributed to financial institutions. He said these materials included ‘suggested search terms and Merchant Category Codes (MCCs) for identifying transactions on behalf of federal law enforcement’* after Jan. 6, 2021.”

*Why financial institutions should be enlisted to do federal police work on behalf of the government is a question that might have been asked decades ago, but that ship has sailed. It’s now chalked up to standard operating procedure.

 

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 11 Feb 2024 | In an unusual session held on Super Bowl Sunday, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward a substantial $95 billion aid package that will support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with no southern border security provisions. The vote garnered support from RINOs, with a final tally of 67-27. The vote came in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)'s steadfast refusal to expedite voting on the bill, which he vehemently criticized as "rotten" and detrimental to national interests... Eighteen Republican senators [useless eaters, one and all] supported the Ukraine war funding: Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN).

 

Claire's Observations:  Of course, the Senate did this on a Sunday, when the public focus was everywhere else but fiscal legislation!!  How vilely calculating and irresponsible on the part of the Senate.  May this "Frankenlegislation" die a thousand deaths in the House!!

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“If race and gender are your basis for selecting someone for a job, and the identity of your party is tied to that temple of identity politics, then they will risk looking hypocritical if they sideline her after they sideline Biden. And I do think Michelle Obama offers them a convenient path out of that problem, somebody who checks the boxes that they need to have checked per their own ideology, while also selecting an alternative to Biden that they may view as more palatable in a general election . . . it’s looking increasingly like it’s not going to be Biden as the nominee. And I think that it should not be shocking to see someone like Michelle Obama take the role of the nomination,” Ramaswamy said.

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Angela McCullough, the acting deputy chief operating officer for the Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) revealed RACIST motivations for hiring and firing pilots. In a Zoom call with senior officials from the FAA’s Flight Program Operation division, Angela McCullough said that flight operations are "white male dominated" and asked her team to envision a different future.

The senior FAA officials talked about implementing DEI Programs in the aviation industry. DEI is a policy that stands for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These policies are being implemented across corporate America. Billions of dollars are being pumped into these programs, enforcing racist goals and twisted initiatives that promote transgenderism. 

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Is the regional bank crisis ending or just starting? Recent developments, such as the sharp decline in New York Community Bancorp's stock from commercial real estate losses, signal potential trouble. With $500 billion in debt maturing this year and falling property values, small banks are bracing for a crisis.

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In August, Ali Bongo, then-president of the Central African nation of Gabon, made a startling revelation to a top White House aide: During a meeting at his presidential palace, Bongo admitted he had secretly promised Chinese leader Xi Jinping that Beijing could station military forces on Gabon’s Atlantic Ocean coast.

Alarmed, U.S. principal deputy national security adviser Jon Finer urged Bongo to retract the offer, according to an American national security official. The U.S. considers the Atlantic its strategic front yard and sees a permanent Chinese military presence there—particularly a naval base, where Beijing could rearm and repair warships—as a serious threat to American security.

“Any time the Chinese start nosing around a coastal African country, we get anxious,” a senior U.S. official said.

The charged exchange between Bongo and Finer in Libreville, Gabon’s capital, was just one skirmish in the great-power maneuvering between the U.S. and China in Africa. China is conducting a backroom campaign to secure a naval base on the continent’s western shores, American officials say. And, for more than two years, the U.S. has been running a parallel effort to persuade African leaders to deny the People’s Liberation Army Navy a port in Atlantic waters.

 

Claire's Observations:  Why does China's maneuvering in Africa appear to have the USA constantly on the back foot?!?  That is the question  which really needs to be answered out loud here.

Tags: AFRICA, CHINA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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