"Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they choose to venerate…Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer." -- H. L. Mencken

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Meet Amy Pope, an open borders advocate and Obama apparatchik, and an accomplice of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. As the UN’s Deputy Secretary of the International Organization of Migration (IOM), the preeminent NGO in the field of migration, she plays an integral role in the illegal alien surge at our southern border.

In the Obama regime, as a policy wonk, she held flashy-sounding job titles: DOJ Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, Special Assistant to the President, Transborder Security Director, Interior Enforcement (2010-2016). During Trump’s term, she was a partner in the UK Schillings law firm, an Associate Fellow in the UK’s Chatham House think-tank, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council (2017-2020). Bonafides of a globalist influencer.

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The video below is a full translation of speech of well-known politician and the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia – Vladimir Zhirinovsky, which was recorded in 2012.

Zhirinovsky was known for his successful and often shocking forecasts of the future developments in post-USSR states and around the world. Many of these forecasts have been described as “controversies” and “conspiracies” by his opponents. At least, until many of these forecasts have become reality…

Zhirinovsky passed away at the age of 75, in 2022.

The recorded speech and discusion are the appearance of Zhirinovsky at the Ukrainian leading political TV show “Svoboda Slova” on January 28, 2012 (!). The participants of the show, including top Ukrainian politicians, discuss the state of relations between Russia and Ukraine, the Customs Union, gas-related issues and many other topics, including future of Ukraine.

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Now, the US foreign policy establishment has staked its credibility on humiliating Russia by pushing NATO’s borders to within a few hundred kilometers of Moscow, while crushing Moscow’s economy through sanctions. 

It has pulled every chit it has with European governments, mobilizing its legion of journalists, think tankers and stipended politicians to promote the Ukrainian proxy war, with the intent of degrading Russia’s armed forces and ultimately forcing regime change in Russia.

The messaging from the most distinguished participants – former Cabinet members with defense and national security portfolios – is that NATO is still determined to win at any cost. “The question is whether Russia can generate strategic reserves,” one rapporteur said, “Its officer corps is at 50% strength and it has no depth of non-commissioned officers.”

“The Russians are taking massive losses of 25,000 to 30,000 a month,” the former official added. “They can’t sustain the will to fight on the battlefield. The Russians are close to a breaking point. Can they sustain their national will? Not if the rigged election [of Vladimir Putin this month] was any indication. Their economy has real vulnerability. We need to redouble sanctions and financial interdiction of supplies getting to Russia. The Russians have a Potemkin portrayal of strength.”

Claire's Observations:  the above statement is an outright lie, and the person making that statement knows it to be; but when foreign policy is based on a pack of lies, what else is the guy supposed to do.??!?!?

The US, the EU, and NATO (in what I think is basketball parlance) collectively "got no game"here.  Russia will win this war of attrition, and there is nothing the west can do about that, period, end of discussion.

IF there was the slightest bit of  "horse sense" between NATO and the US, Zelinsky (or his successor, prepped and waiting in the wings) would be in immediate negotiations with Russia and get the best possible deal for Ukraine possible.  But unfortunately, logic, and thinking things through to their most logical conclusion, have apparently become a "lost art" in DC and Brussels

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The Taiwanese armed forces on Tuesday conducted highly provocative anti-aircraft defense exercises in the face of Chinese military "intrusions" which have been occurring on a weekly basis. 

Importantly, the drills centered on deploying and operating US-made Patriot missiles and anti-aircraft artillery systems provided by Washington

Image via Asia Times

A military statement said the drills are a response to "incursions by Chinese Communist Party aircraft and ships into the sea and airspace around Taiwan" and added that "the air force will continue to increase the intensity of drills."

"The aim was to verify the command and control of joint air defense operations among the three branches of the military," the armed forces described.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has meanwhile ramped up defense spending, and attended a ceremony Tuesday for the handover of two domestically made warships at Suao port.

"Over the past few years, we have steadily implemented defense autonomy with Taiwan-made warships being named, launched, and commissioned one after another at an increasingly rapid pace," Tsai announced at the event.

"These achievements repeatedly demonstrate Taiwan's capacity for domestic shipbuilding and proves our determination to safeguard our democracy and freedom," she added.

In the United States, lawmakers are taking steps to prepare for a potential future invasion by China's military of the self-ruled island backed by the US.

"Fears of possible conflict across the Taiwan Strait are spurring state-level legislation aimed to identify and mitigate the potential local impact of hostilities," Politico reported last weekend.

Claire's Observations:  Playing "picador" against Mainland China right now, may have some "unintended consequences" for both Taiwan, and the US.  Caution and dialogue need to be stressed right now, in order to prevent things from getting mightily out of hand, and very quickly.

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed on Tuesday another rare strike conducted deep into Lebanese territory. The strikes targeted "a military compound used by Hezbollah’s aerial unit" in the Baalbek District which is in the northeast of the country.

This marks the deepest Israeli strike inside Lebanon since the war began in the wake of the Oct.7 Hamas terror attack, at more than 110km from Israel's border.

Illustrative IAF file image: Flash90

The extent of casualties or damage remains unclear, but it follows a similar February strike on the Bekaa Valley some 100km from the Israeli border, which killed at least two people. There are growing fears that if such strikes become more regular, it will signify a bigger regional war could be opening up.

Hezbollah has lobbed several missiles against northern Israeli communities as well as the IDF base atop Mount Meron over the past days. The Mount Meron surveillance base is about 8km from the Lebanese border and has come under repeat attack over several months.

In the overnight and early morning hours there were also large-scale strikes against areas of eastern Syria. While Israel frequently attacks Syria, some Syrian government-affiliated sources laid blame on the United States. According to regional outlet The Cradle

Airstrikes targeted a number of areas in Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor and its countryside on 26 March, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries. "At 1:49 AM, American aircraft carried out several simultaneous air strikes targeting a number of areas in the governorate and its countryside," Syria’s government-affiliated National Defense Forces (NDF) said, according to Sputnik.

The strikes targeted the Salhiya area in Al-Bukamal near the Iraqi border and residential areas in the Al-Mayadin and Al-Qusour areas in Deir Ezzor. 

But Israeli media has identified the IDF air force as behind the eastern Syria attack, reportedly targeting 'pro-Iran' assets. According to details in The Times of Israel:

The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning in eastern Syria, targeting Iranian assets and operatives involved in a recent plot to smuggle advanced arms to West Bank terrorists, The Times of Israel has learned.

More than 15 people were reportedly killed in the strikes in the Deir Ezzor and al-Bukamal areas, close to Syria’s border with Iraq.

The strikes targeted assets belonging to Iran’s Unit 4000, the Special Operations Division of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Intelligence Organization, and the special operations unit of the IRGC’s Quds Force in Syria, known as Unit 18840, according to Israeli defense sources.

Various international reports have cited different casualty figures, but what is clear is that there were a series of large airstrikes. Iranian media said a Revolutionary Guard member was killed in Syria overnight.

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Authored by Pepe Escobar,

Let’s start with the possible chain of events that may have led to the Crocus terror attack.

This is as explosive as it gets. Intel sources in Moscow discreetly confirm this is one of the FSB’s prime lines of investigation.

December 4, 2023. Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen Mark Milley, only 3 months after his retirement, tells CIA mouthpiece The Washington Post: “There should be no Russian who goes to sleep without wondering if they’re going to get their throat slit in the middle of the night (…) You gotta get back there and create a campaign behind the lines.”

January 4, 2024: In an interview with ABC News, “spy chief” Kyrylo Budanov lays down the road map: strikes “deeper and deeper” into Russia.

January 31: Victoria Nuland travels to Kiev and meets Budanov. Then, in a dodgy press conference at night in the middle of an empty street, she promises “nasty surprises” to Putin: code for asymmetric war.

February 22: Nuland shows up at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event and doubles down on the “nasty surprises” and asymmetric war. That may be interpreted as the definitive signal for Budanov to start deploying dirty ops.

February 25: The New York Times publishes a story about CIA cells in Ukraine: nothing that Russian intel does not already know.

Then, a lull until March 5 – when crucial shadow play may have been in effect. Privileged scenario: Nuland was a key dirty ops plotter alongside the CIA and the Ukrainian GUR (Budanov). Rival Deep State factions got hold of it and maneuvered to “terminate” her one way or another – because Russian intel would have inevitably connected the dots.

Yet Nuland, in fact, is not “retired” yet; she’s still presented as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and showed up recently in Rome for a G7-related meeting, although her new job, in theory, seems to be at Columbia University (a Hillary Clinton maneuver).

Meanwhile, the assets for a major “nasty surprise” are already in place, in the dark, and totally off radar. The op cannot be called off.

March 5: Little Blinken formally announces Nuland’s “retirement”.

March 7: At least one Tajik among the four-member terror commando visits the Crocus venue and has his photo taken.

March 7-8 at night: U.S. and British embassies simultaneously announce a possible terror attack on Moscow, telling their nationals to avoid “concerts” and gatherings within the next two days.

March 9: Massively popular Russian patriotic singer Shaman performs at Crocus. That may have been the carefully chosen occasion targeted for the “nasty surprise” – as it falls only a few days before the presidential elections, from March 15 to 17. But security at Crocus was massive, so the op is postponed.

March 22: The Crocus City Hall terror attack.

ISIS-K: the ultimate can of worms

The Budanov connection is betrayed by the modus operandi – similar to previous Ukraine intel terror attacks against Daria Dugina and Vladimir Tatarsky: close reconnaissance for days, even weeks; the hit; and then a dash for the border.

And that brings us to the Tajik connection.

There seem to be holes aplenty in the narrative concocted by the ragged bunch turned mass killers: following an Islamist preacher on Telegram; offered what was later established as a puny 500 thousand rubles (roughly $4,500) for the four of them to shoot random people in a concert hall; sent half of the funds via Telegram; directed to a weapons cache where they find AK-12s and hand grenades.

Claire's Observations;  If Escobar is correct in the way he has "connected the dots", (and this guy rarely gets it wrong), then God help us all.

Because now Americans have to wonder if they will be able to sleep through the night without getting their throats cut, to paraphrase Milley.  Right now, I have utterly no faith in the current regime to protect either of us, or the people we love.

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The latest round of ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas in Doha has collapsed and ended in anger and finger-pointing, with the the Israeli delegation reportedly packing up and leaving in haste. This point marks several rounds of failed talks.

A senior Israeli official has declared that efforts toward a truce are "at a dead end" due to unrealistic demands by Hamas. The official further accused Hamas' Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar of sabotaging diplomatic efforts "as part of a wider effort to inflame this war over Ramadan," according to Reuters. This brings to an end this latest round of ten days of talks.

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Netanyahu's office repeated its assertion on Tuesday that Hamas had made "delusional" demands, something which has continually stalled talks and prevented any progress. The Israeli statement vowed that it will not address "Hamas's delusional demands" but will "pursue and achieve its just war objectives."

Netanyahu also brought the US into it, lashing out in the following:

Hamas’s decision to reject a US-brokered compromise is “clear proof it is not interested in continuing talks, and a sad testament to the damage caused by the UN Security Council resolution,” referring to a call for a ceasefire passed Monday night that the US did not veto, thus enabling its passage.

Hamas has levelled a similar charge at Israel, saying the prime minister is only interested in prolonging the military operation in Gaza. Netanyahu has for weeks made his position clear that any Hamas condition of an Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza which is made part of a hostage release deal remains a non-starter.

Tensions and finger-pointing between the Biden administration and Israel have been on the rise. According to Axios in the wake of the truce talks collapse, "The Israeli statement angered the White House, which sees it as an attempt by Netanyahu to continue the fight that started the day before between the U.S. and Israel over the UN Security Council resolution, two senior U.S. official said."

The UNSC has just passed a formal resolution calling for immediate ceasefire, and its adoption was enabled by the US abstention, which infuriated Israel. Commenting on the Israeli statement and reaction, one US official state: "This statement is inaccurate in almost every respect and unfair to the hostages and their families."

On Tuesday there are reports of Israeli airstrikes on Rafah city..

Claire's Observations:  here's something which keeps me awake at night; what if Iran gets very heavily attacked by Israel, and China and Russia believe it is time to come to Iran's aid militarily?!? r Israel, the US, or the UK cannot come up with the firepower to withstand that kind of an onslaught, and even with nuclear weapons, Israel would have to be extraordinarily careful about where and how they were deployed, to prevent fallout from killing Israelis.

This Israeli genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza will not stop, until "An adult in the room" in geopolitics makes it stop; and that person certainly will not be By-di Bye or his minions. 

As an American whose voice continues to be completely unheard, in this apparent mad dash toward a world war, I am furious that By-di Bye's handlers, have allowed the US's relationships with other countries to deteriorate in the ways they have, very probably leading toward that outcome.  And this is happening when the US doesn't have the troop strength; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the money to insure a successful outcome to such a war.

And why the cynical timing of such a potential war?!?  Because By-di-Bye's handlers understand that historically, in an an election year, American voters typically stick with the administration in power, rather than demand a an opposition candidate take charge; but if, in fact, an election does happen this November, that may just change in this country, and quickly.

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Separatist Islamic insurgents in Pakistan appear to be engaging in all-out war with the government and its Chinese partners who are building Belt and Road Initiative projects in the south Asian country. Beijing has been investing billions into Pakistan, but some regions are very high-risk in terms of the security situation.

After a string of attacks on locations hosting major Chinese infrastructure projects, there's been a fresh suicide attack which killed five Chinese nationals Tuesday. A Pakistani driver was also killed when a suicide attacker crashed his explosive-laden vehicle into the group's convoy, in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The Chinese nationals were engineers on their way from the capital of Islamabad to Dasu, which is the location of a new hydroelectric dam being constructed by a Chinese company.

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The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and other similar ethnic separatist groups are an immediate suspect but no group has yet claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

Making matters worse for rescue and recovery efforts, the Chinese convoy was attacked at the moment it traversed a mountainous area which has hard to access parts. According to Al Jazeera

"Our rescue team has successfully retrieved bodies of four people whereas recovery of two more people is still ongoing," Bilal Faizi, spokesman for Rescue 1122 group in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, told Al Jazeera.

Rescue officials said the vehicle carrying the Chinese nationals fell in a gorge after the blast and at least two bodies were badly burnt, making their identification difficult.

Just a week ago there was a prior major terror attack at Pakistan's strategic port city of Gwadar, which is crucial to the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A group of heavily armed militants stormed the complex last Wednesday and engaged in a lengthy firefight with security forces.

Pakistan authorities identified the attackers as Baloch separatists, which had also been armed with bombs. At least seven of the militants were shot dead by security forces. The port has for more than the past decade been run by  the China Overseas Port Holding Company.

Ethnic separatist and radical Islamic terrorist organizations have for years waged a long-running insurgency against the government and its foreign partners, accusing Islamabad of exploiting the population of the region.

Dasu Hydropower Project DHPP

These groups have especially sought to target infrastructure and projects of the CPEC, seeing in it further confirmation that the Pakistan government is stealing from locals and enriching itself off foreign investments.

China has long deployed security forces in order to protect these key economic corridors of the One Belt One Road Initiative, also commonly called the Silk Road Economic Belt

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Authored by Pete Hoekstra via The Gatestone Institute,

  • China-linked hackers appear to be looking to attack U.S. infrastructure, especially key components such as the electrical grid, water reservoirs and treatment plants, pipelines, and transportation and communications systems, among other targets.
  • The goal is seemingly to disrupt the U.S. everything critical to life – if you have no electricity, your cellphone will not work; no water will come out of the tap; gas pumps will not pump gas; flights and trains will stop, and disease from disabled sewage treatment plants will spread. There will be havoc and panic. The government and military will be unable to protect the nation. That is what is meant by "unrestricted warfare." Not a bullet was fired. It did not have to be. According to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, it is perfect.
  • What are some of the steps that should be taken?
  • The West has correctly identified the CCP as the malign threat that it is; now we have a responsibility to put into place the measures and deterrents to prevent it from attacking us through cyberspace or any other way. Let us not wait until we experience a 9/11-scale cyberattack that could be far more damaging to the U.S. than what took place on that dark day more than 20 years ago.
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Terror attacks in Moscow, ongoing genocide in Gaza, and cancer in the Royal family are dominating the headlines.

Meanwhile, on the financial back pages, all over the world the implementation of Central Bank Digital Currencies draws nearer.

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Many casualties in eastern Syria reported, including women & children...

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"Can we take the idea that this [Baltimore bridge collapse] was a terrorist attack off the table ... and absolutely we cannot do that," President Trump's former national security adviser (and retired lieutenant general) Michael Flynn told Alex Jones in an online interview.   

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The Australian Senate voted to establish a parliamentary inquiry into the nation's excess deaths today, giving the green light to what is possibly the first inquiry of this nature in the world. It will report in August.

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The peer-reviewed journal Nature published a study recently that identifies serious problems with mRNA (modRNA) "vaccine" technology "that could have fatal consequences." You can't read the study, though, because it was hidden from the public.

Biomedical scientist Dr. Lidiya Angelova, who was able to analyze the non-public study, says the reason this study was hidden might have to do with the fact that its contents are enraging and paint mRNA manufacturers (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna, and BioNTech) in a negative light. 

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The Nudge Unit, also known as the Behavioural Insights Team, began in 2010 with the aim of shaping society’s behaviour through subtle “nudges.” However, recent statements by senior behavioural scientists connected to BIT raise concerns about their power and direction.

The Nudge Unit’s involvement in the costly and unscientific aspects of the covid pandemic response has caused significant damage and financial strain for the UK.

It is only right, therefore, to hold the Nudge Unit to account.

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Face it. The Federal government is broken. Congress and the Biden Administration are addicted to spending money and running up massive debts. There is no attempt at fiscal restraint because they will always argue that “More money must be spent!” On what exactly? Usually pet projects (aka, pork) like the LGBTQ retirement home in Boston for $850 thousand and $15 million for Egyptian college tuition.
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Labour leader Keir Starmer likes to talk about his time as Director of Public Prosecutions when courting votes. But some cases are still shrouded in secrecy. Especially when he blocked the arrest of former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni despite her role in the 2009 assault on Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, which the UN said deliberately targeted civilians. Declassified UK’s John McEvoy has been trying to obtain Starmer’s emails from this controversial period.

...and people are seriously wanting this clown to be the next PM???

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Comparing vaccination rates in 34 developed nations revealed a significant correlation between infant mortality rates and the number of vaccine doses infants receive. The US requires the most vaccines and has the highest infant mortality.

Research shows the more vaccines an infant receives simultaneously, the greater their risk of being hospitalised or dying compared to those receiving fewer vaccines.

The earlier in infancy a child is vaccinated, the greater their risk of being hospitalised or dying compared to children receiving the same vaccines at a later time.

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On 17 March 2020, at the beginning of the covid hysteria, the Robert Koch Institute (“RKI”) changed its risk assessment from “moderate” to “high” overnight. Five days later, on 22 March, public life in Germany came to a standstill.

The RKI is Germany’s government agency public health agency responsible for disease control and prevention. Documents relating to its crisis team’s proceedings were previously regarded as confidential. However, investigative journalists from the magazine Multipolar submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to find out what information the RKI had when they made their decisions.

When the RKI failed to respond, Multipolar filed a lawsuit which compelled RKI to produce the documents.  But the documents have been heavily redacted.

The documents that have now been forcibly published by the RKI obviously have political explosive power, Deutschland Kurier reported, because a name that is critical to the decision made on 17 March is blacked out. What are they covering up?

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