"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- Harry S. Truman
This week’s “No Shit Analysis” award goes to Eugene B. Rumer for his Wall Street Journal op-ed, It’s Time to End Magical Thinking About Russia’s Defeat. Only took him 22 months to figure this out. He may be a slow learner but give him some credit, he finally awakened from his dream world and is beginning to grasp that the Ukraine project is swirling down the toilet.
Eugene B. Rumer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington DC. Previously, he served at the State Department, on the staff of the National Security Council and at RAND.
Despite his pedigree, he is struggling to acknowledge reality and still feels the need to spin nonsense. Here is an example:
Putin has reason to believe that time is on his side. At the front line, there are no indications that Russia is losing what has become a war of attrition. The Russian economy has been buffeted, but it is not in tatters. Putin’s hold on power was, paradoxically, strengthened following Yevgeny Prigozhin’s failed rebellion in June. Popular support for the war remains solid, and elite backing for Putin has not fractured.
An Israeli rescue agency recently revealed that Israeli helicopters opened fire, killing over 200 civilians, during the initial Hamas attack. Further supporting this was Israeli military-released drone footage, which showed hundreds of scorched cars moved from the Nova music festival – evidence that Israeli forces may have killed many of their own people during the start of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7.
According to an RT article on November 6, Israeli soldiers were suspected of the massacre as Zaka Search and Rescue reported that they had taken 260 dead out of the event venue of the festival. Meanwhile, the recently released video provided an aerial view of the charred vehicles removed from the festival grounds and arranged in a makeshift junkyard on a dirt parking lot.
Crazy Biden energy secretary, jennifer Granholm, who has successfully decimated US energy independence, is now under fire for inviting top Russian and Chinese officials to tour the National Nuclear Security Administration site in Nevada— where sensitive nuclear experiments are carried out.
As public pressure mounted, Netanyahu said Saturday that Israel‘s War Cabinet would meet with representatives of the families this week. “I am marching with you. The Israeli people are marching with you,” he said. “I promise, when we have something to say, we will inform you.”
The march capped a five-day trek from Tel Aviv and represented the largest protest on behalf of the hostages since they were dragged into Gaza by Hamas on Oct. 7 as part of the militants’ deadly attack in southern Israel. About 1,200 people were killed in Israel on the day of the surprise Hamas assault.
Israel declared war in response, and more than 11,500 Palestinians have been killed in the past six weeks as the Israeli military conducts a punishing air and ground offensive in Gaza, where Hamas militants have ruled for the past 16 years.
The second-in-command of the Lebanese resistance says Israel would have 'collapsed within days' of 7 October were it not for the support of the US...
In an extensive interview with Spanish daily El Mundo, the Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, said that attacking US positions in West Asia is “essential” to stop the mass murder of Palestinians in Gaza due to the unfettered support given by Washington to Tel Aviv.
“It is the [western] axis that supports the occupation, legitimizes the murder of children and women, the destruction of hospitals, and grants immunity to Israel to continue its massacres. The US is supporting these massacres, and that is why attacking the US is essential to stop the aggression against Gaza,” Qassem said in the interview published on 14 November.
mportant article: First published on August 8 2022 pertaining to
“Climate Science” and the Destruction of the Family Farm
In recent developments, farmers are literally being bought out.
The fake CO2 climate agenda is behind this insidious project”.
A prosperous agricultural economy is being destabilized. It is a deliberate process of engineered destruction of the World’s Second largest agricultural export economy:
“Farms are being closed down in the Netherlands because of EU requirements and Brussels’ “Green Deal”.
The government will soon be making “compulsory purchases” of up to 3000 farms. These will then be closed down. The farmers will be made an offer that is “far above” the value of the farm, said Nitrogen Minister Christianne van der Wal.”
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research June 17, 2023
Mainstream media and official government commentary on the violence in Gaza appears to have acquired a certain rhythm to make sure that everyone understands that it is the poor Israelis who are the real victims being assailed by a group called Hamas that is invariably labeled as “terrorists.”
It is absolutely obligatory in the first paragraph of an article on developments in the fighting to remind the reader that on October 7th the “terrorist” group Hamas “invaded” Israel and killed 1,400 Israelis, taking 200 additional Israelis as hostages.
Israel is described as “retaliating” and it is frequently seen as relevant to state that it was the most dreadful mass killing of Jews since the alleged “holocaust.”
To add a bit of current cultural and historic relevance, “9/11” and “Pearl Harbor” are often also cited to suggest that it was a both a surprise attack and a game changer in terms of how Israel now sees the external threat and will have to harden its national security imperatives. And there might even be inserted a comment from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi or Senator Chuck Schumer that “Israel has a right to defend itself!” Joe Biden was also quoted as saying it was 15 “9/11”s for Israel given the comparative size and populations of the US and the Jewish state, emphasizing the enormity of the tragedy.
There is a clear consensus among the global elite that overpopulation is the primary cause of the most important problems that the world is facing and that something desperately needs to be done about it. They truly believe that humans are a plague upon the earth and that we will literally destroy the planet if we are left to our own devices…
…The following are 30 population control quotes which show that the elite truly believe that humans are a plague upon the earth and that a great culling is necessary:
At the time of writing, US-NATO war ships –including two aircraft carriers, combat planes, not to mention a nuclear submarine– are deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea, all of which are intended to confront what both Western politicians and the media casually describe as “Palestine’s Aggression against the Jewish State”.
“Israel ranks” as “the 4th strongest military after Russia, the U.S and China. Ask yourself: Why on earth would Israel need the support of U.S. aircraft carriers to fight the Palestinians who have limited military capabilities. Is the U.S they intent on triggering a broader war?
“U.S. Warns Hezbollah, Iran. It Will intervene if they Escalate”
Who is “Escalating”? The Pentagon has already intimated that it will attack Iran and Lebanon, “If they Escalate”. Is the Pentagon Seeking to Trigger A “False Flag”?
Polish trucking representatives said Thursday that they would expand a border protest against Ukraine by blocking another crossing for cargo vehicles over what they call unfair competition from the war-torn country.
Kyiv had said earlier Thursday that it failed to reach an agreement in new talks with Polish transport companies that have been blocking cargo at three major border points for almost two weeks.
The Polish truckers say the easing of EU access rules in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to an influx of unfair Ukrainian competition, taking a serious toll on their earnings.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked tech executives this week for “groveling” to Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping this week as he appeared in San Francisco for a meeting with President Joe Biden and California Governor Gavin Newsom.
For the sixth year in a row, the Department of Defense (DOD) has failed a self-audit of 29 standalone entities controlling $3.8 trillion in assets and responsible for $4 trillion in liabilities. Seven of the 29 audited entities achieved a passing score. The Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund received a "qualified opinion" indicting auditor found "misstatements" (if you do this when talking to an FBI agent you go to prison) that allegedly did not change the bottom line. Three audits are still in progress. The remaining 18 failed, including money sumps like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and National Security Agency.
A newly released poll that was conducted at the start of the month by the Arab World for Research and Development found that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians supported the October 7 terrorist attacks against Israel and hate the United States.
Our “Justice” Department is irredeemably corrupt, which is why Vivek Ramaswamy’s idea of firing half the employees there (along with prosecuting those who engaged in illegal acts) is a great idea. We’ve seen this corruption daily on display with the DOJ’s obsessive focus on destroying Donald Trump to deny Americans their right to vote for the candidate of their choice. Now, news has broken about the flip side: The same DOJ that is prosecuting Trump for allegedly “mishandling” classified documents, even though, as President, it was impossible for him to have done so, will be giving a pass to Joe Biden, who, as both Vice President and Senator manifestly violated national security laws.
In August 2022, the DOJ broke all norms by raiding the home of a former American president, claiming that he had improperly handled documents related to national security. Then, in July 2023, this same DOJ indicted the former president of the United States on 37 counts of mishandling documents that he came into possession of while still president.
No one, Adams included, has so far been charged with or accused of any crime. Adams, a former police officer, has strenuously denied wrongdoing. “We don’t do quid pro quo, we follow the law,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday, his first public remarks acknowledging the investigation since it entered headlines. The city’s chief counsel, Lisa Zornberg, sat next to Adams and frequently interjected after reporters’ questions. “We’ve been fully cooperative. We are not going to impede an active investigation by providing more detail,” she said. “There has been no indication that I’ve seen that the mayor is a target.”
In an email, a spokesperson for Adams referred to Zornberg’s comments and said the mayor’s office was committed to cooperating with federal investigators, but declined to offer further details.
Webmaster addition: Note that this all started after Adams stood up to the open border agenda!
New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is begging NYC’s wealthy residents for financial help as the “sanctuary city” struggles to cope with the strain on resources caused by President Joe Biden’s migrant crisis.
Adams is urging rich New Yorkers to open their wallets to help weather a financial storm as the city remains overwhelmed by the flood of illegal aliens.
The call from Adams comes just days after the city unveiled deep budget cuts.
“This is a moment where it’s an all hands on deck moment,” Adams told a Police Athletic League lunch on Friday.
A Russian propagandist with close ties to Vladimir Putin has warned nuclear war is "unavoidable" but that it won't lead to the collapse of humanity by citing previous nuclear blasts.
In a recent debate on state TV, Rossiya-1 host Vladimir Solovyov justified his view by saying that a nuclear strike would not lead to widespread death and destruction if "used against a non-nuclear nation"—perhaps a foreboding hint at the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which has turned into a slow, attritional war with over 300,000 Russian casualties.
Newsweek reached out to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email for comment on Friday.
According to the French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, France has carried out its first successful test of the M51.3 strategic ballistic missile.
A statement by the defense minister on social media said, "First successful test firing of the M51.3 strategic ballistic missile! This development perpetuates the credibility of our nuclear deterrence and demonstrates the excellence of our launcher sector".
He claimed the data 'will send tremors of doubt thru the [Democratic] Party' and added that Biden needs to decide whether running in the 2024 presidential race is in his or the country's best interests.
Webmaster addition: Another Biden administration is not in this country's best interests!