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Joe Biden administration officials admitted that six weeks into the undeclared war in Yemen, the US and UK strikes have failed to erode the Houthis military capabilities. The officials said the US is surprised at the Houthis’ military capabilities and that Washington has a limited understanding of how advanced their weapons systems are.

On January 11, President Biden ordered the first round of strikes in Yemen. The White House claimed the attack was designed to force the Houthis to end attacks on Israeli-linked shipping.  The Houthis, or Ansar Allah, are attacking ships they suspect to have ties with Israel to pressure Tel Aviv to end the genocide in Gaza.

Without any Congressional approval, Biden has ordered strikes on Yemen nearly every day. The attacks have not achieved their desired effects as the Houthis have expanded their targets to include US and UK-linked shipping. Last week, missiles fired from Yemen hit multiple ships in the waters off the country’s coast. One ship suffered significant damage and is leaking oil.

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NATO Secretary-General Jen Stoltenberg said Ukraine has the right to hit Russian military targets outside of Ukraine. The remarks were made as members of the North Atlantic alliance are preparing to send Kyiv weapons with longer ranges. The Kremlin has explained that it will claim more Ukrainian territory to offset the threat presented by the long-range arms.

“Ukraine has the right to self-defense,” Stoltenberg told Radio Free Europe on Tuesday. “And that includes also striking legitimate military targets, Russian military targets, outside Ukraine. That is international law and, of course, Ukraine has the right to do so, to protect itself.” This is the first time the NATO chief endorsed Ukrainian attacks inside of Russia.

After Russia invaded Ukraine two years ago, the US and its allies began massive weapons shipments to Kyiv. However, the Western arms shipments were limited to shorter-range munitions in an effort not to provoke a massive war with Russia. Over time, the concern that Moscow will escalate to direct war with NATO over Ukraine has lessened and the White House has provided Ukraine with more advanced weapons systems.

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Since October, the Israeli press has uncovered damning evidence showing that an untold number of the Israeli victims during the October 7 Hamas attack were in fact killed by the IDF response.

While it is indisputable that the Hamas-led attackers were responsible for many Israeli civilian deaths that day, reports from Israel indicate that the IDF in multiple cases fired on and killed Israeli civilians. It’s an important issue that demands greater transparency—both in terms of the questions it raises about IDF policy, and in terms of the black-and-white narrative Israel has advanced about what happened on October 7, used to justify its ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

Indeed, IDF responsibility for Israeli deaths has been a repeated topic of discussion in the Israeli press, accompanied by demands for investigations. But the most US readers have gotten from their own press about the issue is a dismissive piece from the Washington Post about October 7 “truthers.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US and several other Western countries cut funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after Israel claimed that several members of the organization participated in the Hamas attack on October 7. The US intelligence community has “low confidence” in the veracity of the Israeli assertions. The Washington Post reports having evidence of a single UNRWA member in Israel.

In January, Tel Aviv began circulating the claim that 12 members of UNRWA attacked Israel on October 7 and that scores of other members have ties to Hamas. The release of the claims was timed with the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel was plausibly committing genocide in Gaza.

Earlier this month, Tel Aviv released a summary of its intelligence for the assertions to several news outlets. After reviewing the Israeli dossier, multiple outlets reported that Israel had provided no evidence to back the claims that members of UNRWA are aligned with Hamas.

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Israel’s targeting of Gaza’s hospitals has left its population of around 2.5 million Palestinians without adequate access to healthcare.

Tens of thousands have been wounded in Israeli attacks but those with long-term and terminal illnesses are also left with nowhere to go for treatment.

Cancer patients and others who cannot leave have been left to their fate as the besieged territory’s health facilities shut down.

The Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, which served as the most important facility for cancer patients in Gaza, halted operations on 30 October because of extensive damage caused by air strikes. 

Dr Subhi Skaik, the hospital's director general, announced the closure on Facebook, citing infrastructure damage.

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Israeli air strikes on Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, have killed at least 40 people and wounded over 100 others, in one of the deadliest attacks on Palestinians in days. 

The majority of those killed and wounded were women and children, according to the government media office in Gaza. 

Standing outside Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital, a man cradled the body of his dead baby, which was covered in a white, bloodied sheet.

The man, who did not give his name, told Middle East Eye that his son, Muhannad, was born on 10 October, three days after the start of the war.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh has denied on Sunday the existence of a land corridor from Jordan to Israel to bypass attacks by Yemen's Houthis on Israel-linked ships in the Red Sea.

Khasawneh slammed the reports as "fabrications" against his country, adding that no changes were made to transport routes in and out of Jordan for the last 25 years.

His remarks came during a televised government briefing on Jordan's economic performance during which he rejected speculation over Amman's position on the war on Gaza.

"It is a disgrace for anyone to doubt our official stance on the war on Gaza," he said, adding: "We do not accept any manipulation of our position on the war on Gaza."

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Attacks by Yemen's Huthi rebels on commercial ships in the Red Sea have sent insurance premiums surging, exacerbating costs already stretched by soaring freight rates and longer alternative trade routes.

The Huthis have carried out relentless attacks since November on shipping transiting the Red Sea, a maritime hub through which 12 percent of global trade usually passes.

Maritime container transport has sunk by almost one third so far in 2024 compared with a year earlier, according to IMF data.

The Iran-backed Huthis argue the attacks are in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza during the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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The United States Marine Corps just scored a major victory. Not over an enemy force, but over its finances and assets. The Marine Corps passed its audit for the first time, making it the first branch of the U.S. military to accomplish that.

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General announced on Friday that the Marine Corps received an unmodified opinion on its two-year audit. In the Office of Inspector General’s own works, auditors “obtained sufficient, appropriate audit evidence to determine that the financial statements present fairly the financial position and results of operations.” All was accounted for. The audit, which can be read here, looked at $46.3 billion in assets.

“This audit reflects the hard work of hundreds of Marines and civilians. They have put an incredible amount of effort into some groundbreaking work. We have enjoyed the best teamwork I have ever witnessed across the department,” Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, said in a statement. “Now, we can take what we’ve learned and share across the DOD enterprise to improve fiscal processes for all the military services.”

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke against President Joe Biden’s handling of race. During an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” he criticized past remarks by the president and makes a case that his failures show that he should not be put back in office.

Host Sean Hannity went down that route, saying, “This guy opposed the integration of schools and busing. He didn’t want public schools to be racial jungles. Could you imagine the outcry of any Republican presidential candidate if they ever said something that repulsive?”

In response, Scott pointed out that Biden has said “despicable” things “in the face of African-Americans.”

“The actions he has taken as a member of the most elite governing body as a senator, incredible, disgusting. Here’s what we know about Joe Biden and we know this about liberals and progressives, whenever they are on the losing end of a conversation, a competition or an election, they do one thing, they go to race and class,” he stated.”

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We are being accused of “spreading disinformation” regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The Reuters and AP media “trackers” and “fact checkers” will be out to smear the testimonies of parents who have lost their children.  

“Once the Lie becomes the Truth, there is no moving backwards. Insanity prevails. The world is turned upside down.”

Let us be under no illusions, the COVID Jab is not only “experimental,” it’s a Big Pharma “killer vaccine” which modifies the human genome. The evidence of mortality and morbidity resulting from vaccine inoculation both present (official data) and future (e.g. undetected microscopic blood clots) is overwhelming. 

The official data (mortality and morbidity) as well as numerous scientific studies confirm the nature of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine which is being imposed on all humanity. 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Dengue fever has spiked fourfold in Brazil in 2024 following the release of millions of gene-edited mosquitos by the United Nations’ World Mosquito Program.

In the first five weeks of 2024, over 364,000 cases of dengue infection have been reported, according to the country’s health ministry, which is 4x greater than previous cases in the same period of 2023.

The dramatic spike in dengue cases has prompted Brazil to purchase millions of doses of the dengue vaccine.

Webmaster addition: Many years ago, when I was an Amiga developer, I did some work for a game company, which produced a space shuttle simulator. Sadly, someone forgot to low-level format the master disk, which carried a virus which was on every copy of the game sold. The disaster wiped out the company!

I wonder if the same thing happened here. Dengue is naturally carried by mosquitos, and if the mosquitos used in the breeding program were infected, then every mosquito bred from that line is a carrier!

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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A guest on MSNBC is facing severe backlash on social media for expressing the notion that a fundamental aspect of Christian nationalism is the belief that our rights are derived from God.

During an MSNBC segment, Politico’s Heidi Przybyla said, “The one thing that unites all of them — because there’s many different groups orbiting Trump — but the thing that unites them as Christian nationalists — not Christians by the way because Christian nationalists [are] very different — is that they believe that our rights as Americans, as all human beings, don’t come from any earthly being.”

“They don’t come from Congress, they don’t come from the Supreme Court. They come from God,” she added.

Webmaster addition: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. " -- The Declaration of Independence

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An Illinois judge who reversed a teen's sexual assault conviction for raping a sleeping 16-year-old has been removed from the bench.

The Illinois Courts Commission removed Adams County Judge Robert Adrian from the bench Friday after it held a three-day hearing in Chicago following a complaint against him.

Adrian had found then-18-year-old Drew Clinton of Taylor, Michigan, guilty of sexually assaulting 16-year-old Cameron Vaughan during a May 2021 graduation party in October 2021.

But at the sentencing hearing, months after his conviction, Adrian said the boy had served 'plenty' of time behind bars - 148 days - and that while he couldn't sentence him to time served, he could overturn the verdict and set him free.  

The decision from the courts commission said Adrian 'engaged in multiple instances of misconduct' and 'abused his position of power to indulge his own sense of justice while circumventing the law.'

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President Joe Biden shocked many on Sunday when he said that he recently met with former French President Francois Mitterrand, who has been dead for about 30 years.

Biden said this to a crowd in Las Vegas while he was warning them of the dangers of Trump winning the election in November and claiming the White House again.

According to him, he had a meeting with Macros in England months after he was sworn into office.

He stated, “Right after I was elected I went to a G7 meeting. I sat down and said, ‘America is back!’ and Mitterand from Germany — I mean France, looked at me and said…”

He then seemingly trailed off before continuing, saying, “How long are you back for?”

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At the Black Conservative Federation's Honors Gala in Columbia, South Carolina, former President Donald Trump suggested that his popularity among black voters has increased following his criminal indictments and subsequent mugshot.

The event took place on the eve of the state's Republican primary, where Trump is currently leading with a significant margin over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Trump, who is a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential race, has been maintaining a lead of approximately 30 points over Haley, the former governor of South Carolina. Last month, he secured the endorsement of the state's black Senator, Tim Scott.

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A group of Republican senators warned on Tuesday that Democrats in the Senate may attempt to quickly throw out the impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas which passed the House last week.

In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined by a dozen House Republicans stated that it is “imperative that the Senate Republican conference prepare to fully engage our Constitutional duty and hold a trial.”

Pointing out that briefings by McConnell’s staff hint at a plan to discard the articles of impeachment by tabling them individually, the Senate Republicans wrote, “This is an action rarely contemplated and never taken by the U.S. Senate in the history of our Republic.”

Webmaster addition: This should signal that while Biden is talking tough about immigration to bolster his chances of re-election, there is no actual plan to change the situation!

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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told a small group of supporters in South Carolina that she was defying loud calls for her to drop out of the 2024 presidential race.

Speaking during a press conference in Greenville on Tuesday, she said that while she has not won any GOP primary contest and is trailing behind former President Donald Trump in national polls, she is “far” from being forced out of her campaign.

According to her, “the political elite, the party bosses, [and] the cheerleaders in the commentator world” are all trying to get her to “cave” to Trump.

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NATO statement essentially a declaration of war since Russia has repeatedly warned that Ukraine becoming NATO member would be an unacceptable "red line."

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The Associated Press was obliterated online for a recent article that attempted to dismiss the illegal immigrant murder suspect in the brutal killing of Laken Hope Riley, and instead tried to blame toxic masculinity for the brutal slaying.

On Saturday, the AP published an article titled: "The killing of a nursing student out for a run highlights the fears of solo female athletes."

The article did not acknowledge that Riley's suspected killer was an illegal immigrant from Venezuela. Instead, the news site described Jose Antonio Ibarra as an "Athens resident."

The writer, Janie Har, referenced the 2018 murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts – who was also murdered while jogging. Once again, Har did not mention that Tibbets was murdered by an illegal immigrant.

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“What's happening is they're emptying out the dregs of their jails into the United States, into our communities.”

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The main task of this sophisticated robot dog will be to inspect archaeological areas and structures ensuring the ancient site of Pompeii is safe. Built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics, the four-legged robot dog named SPOT has been enlisted to guard the ancient streets and ruins of Pompeii.

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You don’t get to apply the label “lesser evil” to a president who is backing a literal genocide. That’s not a thing. Past a certain point you’re just plain evil.

If you were to make a list of the absolute worst things a powerful leader can do, genocide and carelessness with nuclear brinkmanship should be on the very top of that list. Biden has done both of these. You can’t legitimately call such a person a “lesser evil”.

Israel supporters are scum. Lower than them are the Biden supporters who avoid thinking too hard about his genocide in Gaza and make excuses for it, because at least the Israel supporters are honest about what they are. Lower even than the overt Bidenists are the “progressives” who condemn Israel’s actions out of one side of their mouths while still pushing the need to vote for Biden out the other, because they’re even less honest about themselves than the outright shitlibs. If you’re going to be a genocidal shitstain, at least do it without also sowing confusion and muddying the waters.

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Here are 128k emails from the Biden Laptop, which is a modern Rosetta Stone of white and blue collar crime under the patina of "the Delaware Way." Prior to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, a number of ancient languages were mere gibberish and hash marks. Similarly, the emails on the Biden Laptop illuminated previously convoluted webs of the people you see leading the charge for global governance; truly, the emails can be considered a translation tool for Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering.

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