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"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -- Greek proverb
Former Clinton and Obama administration lawyer Dana Hyde was injured aboard a private plane and died in a Hartford, Connecticut hospital following an emergency landing on Friday, state police told the media on Monday. Hyde’s identity had not previously been made public.
Hyde died of blunt force injuries, according to the state chief medical examiner. Her family has not issued a statement, though her husband, Jonathan Chambers, the couple’s two children, and the aircraft’s two crew members were reportedly not injured during the flight.
The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating Hyde’s death, according to the Daily Mail. Specialists have reportedly taken possession of the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the Bombardier Challenger 300, which belongs to Chambers’ employer, high-speed internet provider Conexon.
Price began his days on the podium in January 2021 with the Biden Administration. Now, he’s stepping down from the position.
NY Post reports, “Price will take a job working directly with Secretary of State Antony Blinken later this month, the State Department said Tuesday, and will be replaced in the interim by his deputy, Vedant Patel, until a successor is named.”
This law suit, unthinkable and futile in some countries, could be a breakthrough case in exposing the deception and fraud behind the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine campaign and has the potential to cause the Corona House of Cards to crumble.
Mr. Najadi, himself and his family fully jabbed and boostered, describes his realization that the entire narrative, especially regarding vaccine efficacy, is based on contradictions, misleading and unsupported claims and perhaps malicious intent.
The Ukrainian Army’s 40,000-strong force has been spotted in the Dnepropetrovsk Region near Gulyaipole, and not near Melitopol, the Zaporozhye Region’s authorities have told TASS.
Earlier on Thursday, Acting Governor Yevgeny Balitsky said that the Ukrainian army’s group in the area of Prishib in the Kiev’ controlled territory of the region was estimated at about 40,000 men.
"In connection with today's statement about the buildup of a 40,000-strong group of the Ukrainian army near Prishyb we draw attention to the fact that there are several communities having this name. The one in question is in the Sinelnikovo district of the Dnepropetrovsk Region, not far from Gulyaipole, that is, on the territory of Ukraine. And in the village of Prishib in the Mikhailovskoye district of the Zaporozhye Region, which is located 50 kilometers from Melitopol, there are no Ukrainian troops and cannot be any," the authorities said.
On August 25th, a drug dealer was detained in Kiev. According to Ukrainian media reports, the man was engaged in the supply of drugs for deputies of the ruling party of Vladimir Zelensky, Servant of the People.
A 48-year-old man was identified Yuriy Chernetsky. According to the local prosecutor’s office, he systematically sold cocaine in the capital of Ukraine. More than 20 bags of cocaine, as well as money, ammunition and scales were seized in his car.
Ukrainian media claimed he supplied cocaine to the president to the deputies of the Zelensky’s party.
The suspect was detained with a possibility for release on bail of 4 million hryvnia. He faces up to 10 years in prison with confiscation of property.
During the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine, Russian forces find not only a large amount of foreign weapons, but also drugs in numerous captured Ukrainian positions. This is the main tool used by the Ukrainian military commanders to motivate their subordinates. It turns out that it is not patriotic feelings that support the Ukrainian army and Nazi military formations, but drugs and psychotropic substances.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky himself sets an explicit example of “patriotism” to the Ukrainian soldiers and regularly appears drugged in public. LINK Ukrainian soldiers do not lag behind their leader and are also heavily addicted to drugs and various “war chemicals”. LINK, LINK
Ukrainian military commanders, who are interested in boosting the morale of their fighters, are turning a blind eye to the use of psychoactive substances on the military positions. In fact they personally control the supply of drugs to their units.
On March 6, Hezbollah announced that it had uncovered an Israeli spying device near the separation line in south Lebanon.
In a brief statement, Hezbollah said that the device, which was disguised as a rock, was planted by Israeli soldiers near the al-Abad site in the outskirts of the town of Houla. The group didn’t provide any further information on the device.
Several similar spying devices were uncovered in south Lebanon, the heartland of Hezbollah, in the past. Some of the devices included motion sensors, while others had electro-optical\infrared imagers or even signal\electronic intelligence systems.
Such spying devices are usually planted by the reconnaissance units of the Israeli Defense Forces or intelligence operatives.
Anyone who has read the many official and unofficial U.S. Government statements about the U.S. Government’s relationship to the rest of the world knows that that Government’s attitude equates competition as being hostility, and so demands that every other nation will ally itself to the U.S. Government, or else will be an enemy of that Government.
U.S. President George W. Bush stated it this way, in a 16 February 2002 speech to U.S. troops about “the coalition the Secretary of State’s working on” at that time, a “coalition” that would “stand squarely with the United States in the defense of freedom,” and which was otherwise undefined except to say that any nation which would not join this undefined coalition with the U.S. Government would thereby “stand with tyranny”: “Either you’re with us, or you’re against us” he threateningly said to any Government that would NOT subordinate themselves to “stand squarely with the United States in the defense of freedom” as the U.S. Government might subsequently come to define what that means. He said this after the 7 October 2001, to 17 December 2001, U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, but before the 20 March 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Russia will distribute the correspondence with Germany, Denmark and Sweden on the investigation of Nord Stream accidents among the members of the UN Security Council soon, First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said in an interview with The Dive YouTube channel on Thursday.
"They are denying any access to information, they are denying any participation regardless of the fact that we are an affected party, so we should be part of this investigation, but they are just writing to us some letters saying that we’re doing what we’re doing and mind your own business," he said.
"To be transparent we will publish this whole correspondence quite soon and distribute it among the members of the Security Council," Polyansky added.
The recent information in Western media on Nord Stream accidents is an attempt to divert attention away from what really happened, the diplomat noted.
There is no threat of nuclear incidents in connection with the blackout at the Zaporozhye NPP, as backup systems are operating normally and there is enough fuel for diesel generators, Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the CEO of the Rosenergoatom concern, said this on the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Thursday.
On Wednesday evening Ukraine completely cut off power supply for the nuclear power plant. Diesel generators had to be turned on. Karchaa previously explained that the power outage was due to a short circuit on the Ukraine-controlled territory. Kiev argued that the line was de-energized as a result of a "Russian shelling", there was not enough fuel for diesel generators at the ZNPP, and the situation was allegedly fraught with nuclear incidents.
"It’s not the first such incident, is it? Everything is absolutely normal. Highly professional specialists work at the station. Diesel generators were turned on automatically. There are 20 of them at the power plant. The rules and regulations describe the trouble-shooting procedures. Unfortunately, such situations occur frequently. There are no threats or risks of a nuclear incident. There is more than enough fuel. If necessary, more will be brought to the power plant. We will respond to the situation as it develops," he said.
More countries at the United Nations have been wondering why the West is supplying weapons to Kiev while claiming that it is committed to peace in Ukraine, with Western delegations now struggling to promote anti-Russian initiatives, First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said in an interview with The Dive YouTube channel.
"With the pace of time, more and more countries started to ask the question why is it happening, why has it [the escalation] happened, why would Russia all of a sudden launch this special military operation. So, they have started to listen to our arguments, on the one hand, and on the other hand, of course, they were seeing that Western countries were part of this conflict," the Russian diplomat said on Thursday. "Very quickly, it has become obvious that it is not Russia and Ukraine that are fighting in Ukraine right now, it’s NATO’s proxy war against Russia with the hands of the Ukrainians until the last Ukrainian," he added.
"Everybody at the UN is now seeing this, and asking, `Look, guys, you are supplying weapons to Ukraine. We don’t know how many people died. <...> How can you really be doing this and pretending that you are interested in peace?" Polyansky underscored. "More and more countries are asking these questions, more actively" in private, "Western countries have immense possibilities of pressing those countries who try to pursue an independent policy."
The West significantly watered down the UN General Assembly resolution on Ukraine that was adopted on February 23, excluding Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s "peace plan," Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky said in an interview with The Dive YouTube channel.
"The resolution that they promoted was so watered down from the initial expectations of the Ukrainians and the Westerners. With some amendments that Belarus was proposing, I think we could even have supported it because it’s so toothless on a lot of issues," the diplomat pointed out. "They wanted figures and they still got a little bit less than they were hoping for. It was enormous hand twisting and blackmailing, and some procedural - I would say - some procedural slyness was displayed in the whole thing but they managed to get a text which is far from their expectations," Polyansky added.
"I think even President Zelensky was not aware of the contents of the resolution because he was saying - if I’m not mistaken, to an Italian colleague on the eve of the vote - that the General Assembly was about to endorse his peace plan but his peace plan was excluded there because a lot of countries were saying ‘no, we will not support Zelensky’s peace plan because it’s not constructive, it’s an ultimatum.’ And this peace plan was deleted, again, to get more votes," the Russian diplomat noted.
Slovakia needs to make a decision to send MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, while Poland has officially expressed its readiness to act jointly on the transfer of the jets, Slovak Minister of Defence Jaroslav Nad has said.
“At a meeting of the ministers of defense of EU member states on Wednesday in Sweden, a Polish colleague confirmed that his country would agree with the joint progress of Slovakia and Poland in handing over the redundant MiG-29s of both countries to Ukraine,” Nad wrote on Facebook.
I want to express gratitude for our national anthem that was played in Tbilisi. Such a statement made today the President of Ukraine.
“I want to thank everyone who has been holding Ukrainian flags in the squares and streets of Georgia these days. I want to express gratitude for our national anthem that was played in Tbilisi. This is respect for Ukraine and I want to express my sincere respect for Georgia.
“There is no Ukrainian who would not wish success to our friendly Georgia. Democratic success. European success.
“We want to be in the European Union and we will be there. We want Georgia to be in the European Union, and I am sure it will be there. We want Moldova to be in the European Union, and I am sure it will be there. All free nations of Europe deserve this,” said Volodymyr Zelensky.
Video camera caught a terrifying moment as a huge alligator simply tore through a newly-installed metal fence at a Florida golf club.
The incident captured earlier this week comes just weeks after an 85-year-old woman was killed by a massive gator in the Sunshine State.
A local meteorologist shared the video from the gulf coast town of Placida, which has over a million views on Facebook and 50,000 likes on Instagram.
Ukraine will participate in the European Union’s new mechanism of collective gas purchases, which will provide the country with additional energy volumes, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson announced on Thursday.
“We have integrated Ukraine in the gas joint purchasing platform with a view to help secure 2 billion cubic meters of additional gas,” Simson told a meeting of EU lawmakers.
She also reported that the bloc had provided Kiev with 1,600 power generators and 1,400 electric transformers, along with a supply of solar panels.
Elements of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division are deploying to Europe to replace a 101st Airborne Division team that has been operating out of a strategic hub in Romania for the past nine months, the service said this week.
Besides the 500-soldier 10th Mountain headquarters, nearly 4,000 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky., will replace that division’s second brigade.
“The Mountain Division is no stranger to deployments across the globe...,” Maj. Gen. Gregory Anderson, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, said in a statement Tuesday.
…Last summer, President Joe Biden ordered a rotational brigade to Romania, the first such mission of its size in the region.
While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has outlawed his opposition, ordered his rivals’ arrest, and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents across the country.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has framed his country’s war against Russia as a battle for democracy itself. In a carefully choreographed address to US Congress on March 16, Zelensky stated, “Right now, the destiny of our country is being decided. The destiny of our people, whether Ukrainians will be free, whether they will be able to preserve their democracy.”
US corporate media has responded by showering Zelensky with fawning press, driving a campaign for his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and inspiring a flamboyant musical tribute to himself and the Ukrainian military during the 2022 Grammy awards ceremony on April 3.
Few incidents have done more damage to America’s image in the world than the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. In late April 2004, Americans got their first glimpse of the haunting photographs of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad: scenes of naked, humiliated prisoners piled on top of one another, some forced to assume sexual positions, all while American soldiers posed nearby, smiling at the camera. The photos provoked an instant outcry around the world. In addressing the scandal, President Bush insisted that it was the fault of a few dishonorable soldiers, not a systematic problem with how the U.S. was managing the war in Iraq — but investigations suggest that the blame likely rises higher up the military’s chain of command. Some senior officials, such as General Janis Karpinski, who was in charge of military prisons in Iraq, were reprimanded and suspended. But the blame mainly fell on low-level soldiers, who were convicted and sent to prison for participating in sexual abuse, beatings, and other brutal acts. Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said news of the abuse “stunned him.” But a military report by Major General Antonio Taguba found that the prison was overcrowded, undermanned, and short of resources, making accountability for prisoner treatment rare.
The Pentagon has voiced concern over "troubling" reports of increasing cooperation between Russia and China on Beijing's efforts to build new nuclear warheads. On Wednesday and Thursday the US Department of Defense (DOD) circulated the claims to the point of making an official accusation.
"It’s very troubling to see Russia and China cooperating on this," John F. Plumb, assistant defense secretary for space policy, said before a Wednesday House Armed Services’ strategic forces subcommittee hearing. "They may have talking points around it, but there's no getting around the fact that breeder reactors are plutonium, and plutonium is for weapons. So I think the [Defense] Department is concerned. And of course, it matches our concerns about China's increased expansion of its nuclear forces as well, because you need more plutonium for more weapons," Plumb added. However, as of Thursday the DOD still seemed confused as to precisely what's being alleged here...
In a major expansion and overhaul of its navy, Australia is planning to buy up to five US Virginia class nuclear powered submarines beginning in the next decade, Reuters and others are reporting. US as well as European officials have disclosed the future deal as part of a "landmark defense agreement between Washington, Canberra and London, four U.S. officials said on Wednesday, in a deal that would present a new challenge to China."
The impending agreement is seen as central to the relatively new AUKUS partnership, and the major sub deal is expected to be announced when President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meet in San Diego Monday.
When the partnership was first announced and formalized eighteen months ago, President Biden said of it, "We all recognize the imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term," and that "We need to be able to address both the current strategic environment in the region and how it may evolve."
The nuclear submarines at center of the expected deal cost $3 billion each and will initially be built in Virginia and Connecticut. But sources say other submarines could be built in the UK and Australia while utilizing US technology and assistance.
The AUKUS partnership has multiple defense components components, chief among them the development of the nuclear submarine capability for Australia. This has been known since the AUKUS agreement was announced in Sept. 2021, but this week marks the first time specifics have been revealed.
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia experienced a serious Color Revolution attempt Tuesday night after radical pro-Western rioters tried to storm parliament in response to its passing of a bill requiring all organizations with at least 20% foreign funding to register with the authorities. The US-led Western Mainstream Media (MSM) artificially manufactured the false narrative in the run-up to events alleging that the law is based on Russia’s related system even though it’s explicitly inspired by the US’.
This well-intended attempt to protect Georgia’s fledgling and admittedly imperfect democracy from foreign meddling per its sovereign right was subsequently exploited as the pretext for organizing a violent regime change against Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
The West wants to punish him for his pragmatic refusal to open up a “second front” in the US’ proxy war on Russia after he publicly exposed this plot in early December while also pledging never to arm Kiev either.
President Salome Zurabishvili, who was visiting the UN in New York during the unsuccessful regime change against Garibashvili on Tuesday night, threw her full support behind the riots in a video that peddled the West’s false information warfare narrative alleging that the bill is backed by Russia. Readers should be aware that she served most of her career as a French diplomat after having been born there and was previously that country’s Ambassador to Georgia up until 2004.
Last month, Tropical Cyclone Freddy formed off the North Australian coast in the Indian Ocean. It has now broken the record for the longest-lasting recorded storm as it churns off the coast of Madagascar. There are forecasts that it will make landfall again in the southern African country of Mozambique.
Freddy developed off the North Australian coast on Feb. 6. The storm strengthened and crossed the entire South Indian Ocean before making landfall on Madagascar on Feb. 21 and then on Mozambique three days later.
President Biden unveiled his proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 on Thursday, which in part took aim at billions of dollars of tax subsidies the White House said benefit the fossil fuel industry.
According to the White House, the proposed budget would strip $31 billion worth of "special tax treatment" for oil and gas company investments in addition to other fossil fuel tax preferences. The release further criticized oil companies for raking in record profits last year and for failing to invest in greater energy production.
"The President is committed to ending tens of billions of dollars of federal tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. Even as they benefit from billions of dollars in special tax breaks, oil companies have failed to invest in production," the White House said in a statement.
Longtime regional foes Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s countries following China-led negotiations in Beijing, both governments announced via their respective state media agencies.
“As a result of the talks, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to resume diplomatic relations and re-open embassies ...within two months,” Iran’s news agency IRNA reported Friday.
Saudi Arabia’s state Saudi Press Agency confirmed the announcement in its own statement.
The Saudi statement profusely thanked Beijing for its leadership in the talks.
Democrats around the country continue to prove that they are the party of anti-constitutional authoritarianism and tyranny as they seek to criminalize any dissent against their policies much in the way that King George did in the 18th century, leading our founders to rebel. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is being accused of devising an illegal and alarming scheme to redefine domestic terrorism that targets speech and could lead to the arrest or involuntary commitment of conservatives for expressing objection mainstream positions. Ferguson has taken the position that certain conservative viewpoints, or any information it deems as "misinformation," constitute examples of "domestic extremism." Furthermore, Ferguson has expressed a desire to establish a Washington-based equivalent of the Ministry of Truth, which would finance journalists to promote his political agenda, according to KTTH talk host Jason Rantz.