Panic and fear spread throughout the special operations community at Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina as CID and FBI agents investigated members of 3rd Special Forces Group and Delta Force who allegedly were involved in drug and in one instance human trafficking, according to nearly a dozen current and former military sources.

The arrests began Thursday, Jan. 5 and culminated with a 100% recall and accountability formation for 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group yesterday.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:27

The leader of the Israeli opposition party, Benny Gantz, called on Sunday for citizens to take to the streets in protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial overhaul, The Middle East Monitor reported.

Gantz, Israel’s former Defence Minister, argued that the majority of Israelis oppose what he described as Netanyahu’s “coup d’etat”.

Speaking at a party meeting in parliament, Gantz said that Netanyahu’s judicial reform plan will lead to “civil war” and stressed that, “It’s time to go out en masse and demonstrate; it’s time to make the country tremble.”

However, Netanyahu told his party that he is trying to “return Israel to the correct balance” between political and judicial authorities, similar to that in the US and EU countries.

Gantz warned Netanyahu that if he continues on this path, he will be responsible for a “civil war” in Israel.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:26

On 10 January 2022, in the late afternoon, official media sources of the Russian Wagner PMC stated that the cirty of Soledar had been captured by Russian units.

Soledar was one of the key points of defence of the AFU in the East of Ukraine. The city is home to Europe’s largest salt production facility.

Evgeny Prigoggin, head of the Wagner PMC, announced:
“Wagner PMC units have taken control of the entire territory of Soledar. A cauldron has been formed in the centre of the city, where urban fighting is taking place. The number of prisoners will be announced tomorrow.
I should like to stress once again that no units other than those of the Wagner Cheka were involved in the storming of Soledar.”

Posted on: Jan 11 08:24

A member of Israel's government said he prefers "Jewish murderers over Arab murderers" during a heated parliamentary committee meeting, in the latest example of Benjamin Netanyahu's new administration veering to the racist far right.

Hanoch Milwidsky, a lawmaker from Netanyahu's Likud party, said "crude tools" must be used against Palestinians who carry out deadly attacks against Israelis, including the death penalty, stripping Palestinian citizens of Israel of their citizenship and retaliating against suspects' families.

The statement prompted a heated exchange with Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian member of Israel's parliament, who said Milwidsky's proposal unfairly targets Palestinians in Israel, occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:23

Israeli forces arrested 20 Palestinians in the West Bank on Tuesday in a campaign overnight in Bethlehem, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron.

In Nablus, Israeli forces raided the western part of the city and arrested a Palestinian in his twenties after surrounding the building he works in.

"Occupation forces entered Nablus after dawn with armoured vehicles and surrounded a building in the Rafidia neighbourhood," Ameen Abu Wardeh, a local journalist in Nablus, told The New Arab.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:23

The Mayor of El Paso took one look at the empty streets around the Greyhound Bus terminal where migrants had once slept, and the trickle of new arrivals crossing the Rio Grande river, and realized that President Joe Biden may leave his border city with the idea that the crisis was over.

So, he took matters into his own hands.

Oscar Leeser, a Democrat who has clashed with the Biden administration over its handling of the border crisis, printed out a selection of images he had taken with his phone.

'To ensure President Biden received an accurate and full picture of what El Paso has been dealing with since August, I met with him privately and presented him a binder with photographs of my personal visits to the different migrant crossing and gathering areas over the last 6 months at different times of the day and night,' he said. 

Posted on: Jan 11 08:21

Illinois lawmakers have changed the state’s election laws to explicitly allow county clerks and other election authorities to verify mail-in ballots using a process a judge had ruled was illegal, as it “would be an obvious way to commit ballot fraud.”

Last week, the Democrat-dominated Illinois General Assembly granted final approval to the legislation known as House Bill 45.

The legislation makes a number of changes to the state Election Code and the state’s Circuit Courts Act to establish so-called judicial subcircuits and resident judgeships in county courts in and around Champaign and Winnebago counties.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:19

Now that the battle for Speaker of the House is over, Republicans are moving on to the next battle.

Ronna McDaniel is the incumbent RNC chair and she wants another term.

However, a growing number of conservatives want to see a change in leadership.

Republicans in Alabama and Louisiana are the latest to join the fight.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:18

Robert Kennedy, Jr. joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss a lawsuit he filed against the Trusted News Initiative (TNI).

TNI is a partnership of several big news outlets the AP, Reuters, the Washington Post aligned with big tech companies like Facebook and Google and founded by the BBC. TNI has admitted its mission is to stop “the title wave of unchecked reporting that’s being piped through mainly digital platforms.” As Tucker Carlson reported, “The initiative has censored an awful lot of people, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Whom history will vindicate completely.”

On Tuesday night Robert Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children’s Health Defense Organization, discussed the lawsuit with Tucker Carlson.

Robert Kennedy Jr.: Thank you Tucker. You and I know that from the “Twitter Files” that…  The White House and other government agencies were colluding with social media sites and with other news organizations to censor criticism of government policies.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:10

As you’ve heard, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence text generator that is quite good at understanding English language prompts, and surprisingly not bad at generating plausible-sounding, but often inaccurate and seldom if ever insightful responses. The AI doesn’t exactly understand what it is saying, so much as it has already read colossal amounts of human-generated online text and can string words together that go together without being exactly plagiarism, at a kind of an A minus high school student prose style level.

The more informative you make the prompt, the more intelligent the response sounds as it feeds your own question back to you. For example, I just finished reading a moderately famous century-old novel, Aldous Huxley’s debut novel, Crome Yellow, which is reasonably good if you don’t expect a plot—it’s more like a collection of amusing short stories told by the guests at the country mansion of Crome, kind of like the Decameron.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:07

Rudderless, leaderless, aimless, the American Right has never seemed so utterly impotent—and yet has never had such a glorious opportunity to act on immigration since President Donald Trump missed his chance in 2017. President Joe Biden has made perhaps his greatest mistake by dumping the immigration issue at the Republicans’ feet, at a time when border security has utterly collapsed, a cartel war is underway, and a recession is about to hit while politicians send our money overseas. The GOP can generate momentum by focusing on border security first, before even debating what is to be done with illegals who are occupying the country. My suggestion: By aiming small, by focusing on border security and the incompetence or treason of DHS Alejandro Mayorkas, the GOP can break the immigration issue out of the ideological ghetto. We can finally discuss what really matters—who owns this country, what it means to be an American, and what we can do about a state that is hostile to the nation.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:06

Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies has reminded us that Americans, via tax money sent to the Communist-founded United Nations, are paying for their own dispossession and replacement. As Traitor Joe Biden pre-legalizes “migrants” while still in their home countries, the U.N. will send plenty of cash for their march to the border.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:06

Prince Harry’s confessions of murder in Afghanistan have been met with a backlash from the media, commentators, army veterans, and even the Taliban, while Buckingham Palace kept silent on its widely leaked contents.

Revelations in his newly published memoir book, including the murder of 25 Taliban soldiers while serving with the British army in Afghanistan, have prompted both condemnation and derision from different groups.

In an interview with Forces News, retired colonel Tim Collins, who led a British battalion in Iraq in 2003, condemned Harry’s revelation and depicted it as a “tragic money-making scam”, saying that the prince’s kill-count talk was crass and “we don’t do notches on the rifle butt”.

“Having trashed his birth family, Harry has now turned against the other family, the military, that once embraced him,” he added.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:03

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador challenged U.S. President Joe Biden to end an attitude of “abandonment” and “disdain” for Latin America and the Caribbean as the two leaders met on Monday, making for a brusque opening to a summit of North American leaders.

The comments were a stark contrast to the public display of affection between López Obrador and Biden shortly before, as they smiled and embraced and shook hands for the cameras. But once the two sat down in an ornate room at the Palacio Nacional, flanked by delegations of top officials, it didn’t take long for tensions to bubble to the surface.

Most of the summit’s work will be handled on Tuesday, when the two leaders and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are to hold hours of talks. Migration, both legal and illegal, and border security will be key topics.

On Monday, López Obrador challenged Biden to improve life across the region, telling him that “you hold the key in your hand.”

Posted on: Jan 11 08:02

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave their approval to a new House subcommittee designed to probe the “weaponization” of the federal government, giving the panel access to sensitive intelligence and the power to oversee ongoing criminal investigations.

The resolution passed in a party-line vote, 221-211.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:01

Peru's top prosecutor's office on Tuesday said it has launched an inquiry into new President Dina Boluarte and members of her cabinet over violent clashes that have seen at least 40 killed and hundreds injured since early December.

The new government, however, won a vote of confidence in Congress by a wide margin on Tuesday evening. A loss would have triggered a cabinet reshuffle and the resignation of Prime Minister Alberto Otarola.

The inquiry comes after 17 civilians were killed in the country's southern Puno region on Monday - the most lethal day of protests since former President Pedro Castillo was ousted and detained last month. The violence continued on Tuesday with a police officer dying after his car was torched.

Posted on: Jan 11 08:00

The bipartisan consensus in the Beltway on the United States being the ‘indispensable’ world power is usually attributed to the neocons who have been the driving force of the US foreign and security policy in successive administrations since the 1970s.

The op-end in the Washington Post on Saturday titled Time is not on Ukraine’s side, coauthored by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in George W. Bush presidency and Defence Secretary Robert Gates (who served under both Bush and Barack Obama), highlights this paradigm.

Rice and Gates are robust cold warriors who are enthusiastic about NATO’s war against Russia. But their grouse is that President Biden should ‘dramatically’ step up in Ukraine. 

The op-ed harks back to the two world wars that marked the US’ ascendance as world power and warns that the US-led ‘rules-based order’ since 1990 — code word for US global hegemony — is in peril if Biden fails in Ukraine. 

Rice and Gates indirectly acknowledge that Russia is on a winning streak, contrary to the western triumphalist narrative so far. Evidently, the expected Russian offensive ahead is rattling their nerves. 

Posted on: Jan 11 07:59

Square, the payment processing company also known as Block, Inc., has deactivated the account of former Freedom Convoy organizer Chris Barber for “security reasons,” reports news outlet True North.

“We recently reviewed your account, and found activity that our platform is unable to support. Because of this, we are sorry to inform you that your Square account is now deactivated,” the company told Barber in a notice, according to True North journalist Andrew Lawton.

“Unfortunately, we cannot disclose the reason for your account deactivation due to security reasons,” it added.

The cancellation of Barber’s payment processing platform reportedly came in late December 2022, which caused his hoodie and T-shirt brand Big Red Merch to put orders on hold.

“The store will be down as we deal with some unpredicted issues,” reads a notice on its website. “The store will be operational again by the end of next week.”

Posted on: Jan 11 07:57

On December 16, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a new defense strategy that doubled Japan’s military spending by 2027. Japan further agreed to acquire offensive weapons and reshape its military command structure for its expanded armed forces.

On December 23, the draft budget was approved by Kishida’s cabinet.

Japan’s dangerous military expansion should set off international alarm bells. This major escalation is taking place based on intense U.S. imperialist pressure. It is the next step in the “Pivot to Asia,” aimed at threatening and surrounding China and attempting to reassert U.S. dominance in the Asia Pacific.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:56

Failed Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action group has been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars in legal costs by a federal court.

Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization founded by Abrams, was ordered to pay $231,303.71 in legal fees after their longtime predominate case, Fair Fight Action v. Raffensperger, came to a close with a federal judge ruling against them in their remaining three claims.

Specifically, the group was ordered to pay $192,628.85 for "printed or electronically recorded transcripts necessarily obtained for use in the case" as well as $38,674.86 for making copies to use in the case.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:54

In a live interview this evening on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief litigation counsel for Children’s Health Defense (CHD), announced that he and several other plaintiffs filed a groundbreaking novel lawsuit making antitrust and constitutional claims against legacy media outlets.

The lawsuit targets the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), a self-described “industry partnership” launched in March 2020 by several of the world’s largest news organizations, including the BBC, The Associated Press (AP), Reuters and The Washington Post — all of which are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas-Amarillo Division, the lawsuit alleges these outlets partnered with several Big Tech firms to “collectively censor online news,” including stories about COVID-19 and the 2020 U.S. presidential election that were not aligned with official narratives regarding those issues.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:51

Medical students at Harvard are being taught how to care for infant patients who identify as LGBTQIA+, according to a publicly available course description. 

Students at the school, considered one of the foremost medical schools in the world, will be given: 'Clinical exposure and education will focus on serving gender and sexual minority people across the lifespan, from infants to older adults.' In Western medicine, an infant is considered from birth to 12 months old.  

According to the description for Caring for Patients with Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, and Sex Development, students will work in both hospitals and communities with LGBTQIA+ youth. 

Posted on: Jan 11 07:50

Hundreds of U.S. flights were delayed Wednesday morning after the Federal Aviation Administration suffered an outage of the system that sends messages to pilots.

The FAA ordered airlines to pause domestic departures until 9 a.m. ET “to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.” The agency said it was working to restore the Notice to Air Missions System.

More than 1,200 U.S. flights were delayed on Wednesday by 7:25 a.m. ET, according to FlightAware.

“This technology issue is causing significant operational delays across the National Airspace System,” said Airlines for America, an industry group that represents major U.S. carriers, including DeltaAmericanUnitedSouthwest and others.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:49

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he was 'surprised to learn' he had classified government documents at his D.C. think tank and he is 'cooperating fully' with a Justice Department investigation.

Webmaster addition: I'm surprised when Biden can remember his own name!

Posted on: Jan 11 07:45

President Joe Biden said his new immigration policy changes will make it easier for migrants to make to the U.S. without going through ‘some jungle’ to reach a place where they even don’t know the language.

He made the statement at a press conference at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City at the end of the ‘Three Amigos’ summit, after announcing new plans to let 30,000 migrants a month from certain countries apply to enter the country legally and work for up to two years, in an effort to deter illegal migration at the border.

‘We’re trying to make it easier for people to get here … but not have them go through that god-awful process,’ he said. Then Biden described some of the brutalities of the long trek migrants make to try to reach the U.S. 

Posted on: Jan 11 07:43

On Monday, a bombshell report revealed that a batch of documents, some of which were marked “classified,” was discovered in a closet at the Washington D.C.-based Penn Biden Center, where President Joe Biden maintained an office after his vice presidential service.

Richard Sauber, Biden’s special counsel, indicated that the White House Counsel’s office was alerted immediately after the documents were discovered. The National Archives and Records Administration quickly took custody of the sensitive documents.

However, Biden is far from out of the woods, as it was reported that in a shocking move, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, to oversee the developing matter.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:42

House Republicans have fired their first shot at the Biden administration, filing impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of Texas had promised last week to file articles of impeachment and did so on Monday, according to Fox News.

The impeachment process has two steps. First, the House must decide whether an official should be charged. Then, a trial is conducted in the Senate on those charges. Given that the House has a GOP majority and the Senate has a Democratic majority, conviction on the charges would require Senate Democrats to join forces with House Republicans.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:41

It’s not hard to make Joe Biden look bad — when Joe Biden is around to do it himself.

Amid Tuesday’s furor over news that classified documents had been found in a suite of Washington, D.C., offices Biden used in his post-vice presidency period, damaging video from a 2018 interview resurfaced that shows Biden declaring he had no access to “classified information.”

As it turns out, classified information wasn’t all that far away.

Posted on: Jan 11 07:40

A truck-mounted billboard has appeared in Washington, D.C., carrying a three-word message directed at one man — the president of the United States:

“Don’t Run Joe.”

Actually, the full text of the message is six words, if you count the three smaller words in blue type (“MOST DEMOCRATS SAY”), which lead into the main message in large, red letters: “DON’T RUN JOE. “

Posted on: Jan 11 07:33