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That race does not exist is a popular view, but whenever liberals get in power, do they act upon it? If you believed this, you might assume that the current Democratic administration would therefore phase out the benighted federal racial categories.

Yet last week the Biden administration’s Office of Management & Budget announced a new set of even more precise racial categories that pleased white nationalists by announcing that Middle Eastern and North African Caucasians were no longer officially white. Nationalities like Iranian, Egyptian, and Israeli now have been lumped and split into their own separate Not White race.

Of course, this was due to Arab lobbyists demanding to be included in the Flight From White so they can qualify for affirmative action. Unlike delusional white nationalists, they understand that it doesn’t pay to be white anymore.

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Did you know that there were a bunch of primary races happening this week?

The primaries have been out of the news for a while because Trump and Biden are already the presumptive nominees for their parties, but the contests go on and Trump just won all of the GOP contests.

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Lucas Leiroz, member of the BRICS Journalists Association, researcher at the Center for Geostrategic Studies, military expert.

Despite the deterioration of its defense industry, the West still appears willing to continue arming Ukraine. Without the ability to produce modern weapons in sufficient quantity and at an appropriate time to supply Kiev, the only alternative left to the regime’s sponsors is to resort to obsolete and disused arms – which, if they were not sent to Ukraine, would be discarded.

Recently, France, the country that currently leads anti-Russian efforts and is even considering direct intervention in Ukraine, announced that it will provide the neo-Nazi regime with a new military package. The equipment of the aid includes surface-to-air missiles and hundreds of armored vehicles. However, these are not new weapons in perfect working condition. These are very old equipment, taken from the Ministry of Defense’s warehouses – some of which are over 40 years old.

Tags: FRANCE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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It is time for the world to understand that Israel and 50 years before its creation by Britain as a “colonial settler state” has gotten away with murder, a murder that continues on massive scale till today. No thanks to the generous supplies of weapons from the US and Germany.

One can or many do not understand the anger Jews and Zionist in particular hold against the world, mainly Western Europe and Russia for over 500 years of Anti-Semitism, Pogrom, and the Holocaust. However, the Palestinians never were guilty of historic Anti-Semitism, Holocaust or Pogrom to receive this historic vengeance that we are witnessing in Gaza today. Yes, if the murder of 1,100 Israelis on 7 October is deemed a Holocaust what should the Palestinians in Gaza say about 6 months of relentless mass murder and destruction. 32,000 killed over 14,000 children, 75,000 injured, 85% of all Gaza houses destroyed, hundred of schools and scores of hospitals destroyed. Yes, it’s a Palestinian Holocaust 50 times more than the Israeli “holocaust” of 7 October.

Tags: GERMANY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Israel launched three separate drone strikes on an aid convoy in its attack that killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers, Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

One Israeli drone fired three missiles at three cars that were clearly marked with the WCK’s logos and were traveling on roads preapproved by the Israeli military. After the first car was hit, wounded survivors were picked up by a second car. After that car was hit, they went into the third car. Then, the Israeli drone finished the job.

The attack killed three British nationals, a dual American-Canadian citizen, a Palestinian, an Australian, and a Polish citizen. Israeli officials have claimed the airstrikes were a mistake, but the meticulous nature of the operation suggests it was a targeted killing of aid workers and part of Israel’s campaign to starve Palestinians, as several aid organizations have suspended operations in Gaza in response.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Dr Fozia Alvi was making her rounds of the intensive care unit on her final day at the battered European public hospital in southern Gaza when she stopped next to two young arrivals with facial injuries and breathing tubes in their windpipes.

“I asked the nurse, what’s the history? She said that they were brought in a couple of hours ago. They had sniper shots to the brain. They were seven or eight years old,” she said.

The Canadian doctor’s heart sank. These were not the first children treated by Alvi who she was told were targeted by Israeli soldiers, and she knew the damage a single high-calibre bullet could do to a fragile young body.

“They were not able to talk, paraplegic. They were literally lying down as vegetables on those beds. They were not the only ones. I saw even small children with direct sniper shot wounds to the head as well as in the chest. They were not combatants, they were small children,” said Alvi.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Axios reported on Monday that the US told Iran it had no involvement or advanced knowledge of the Israeli airstrike that targeted a consulate building next to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria.

A senior US official said the US had sent the message “directly to Iran.” The US has a history of approving Israeli airstrikes in Syria, but US and Israeli officials insist that the US was only notified of the strike minutes before it was launched.

The officials said Israel was not looking for a green light from the US and that little detail was shared. The strike took place before Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan began a video conference with Israeli officials to discuss Israel’s plans to attack the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL, SYRIA, WHITE HOUSE
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will propose establishing a $100 billion five-year fund for Ukraine when the alliance’s foreign ministers meet on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.

The idea is to lock in long-term support for Ukraine amid uncertainty around US aid to Ukraine as the $60 billion President Biden is seeking for the proxy still hasn’t been authorized by Congress.

The plan is also meant to prevent any future US president from withdrawing support from Ukraine. Financial Times described it as “Trump-proofing” the proxy war as the former president has expressed opposition to the conflict, although he recently floated the idea of providing Ukraine with loans.

Webmaster addition: The US pays 22% of NATO's budget. This is just a way to get the money without Congressional approval!

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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On March 25, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding “an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire.” Passage of the resolution was made possible by the U.S. decision to reign in its veto and, instead, abstain from the vote.

In her explanation of the American vote after the resolution passed, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield shocked the council by declaring the resolution “nonbinding.” A nonbinding Security Council resolution is a contradiction, since a Security Council resolution, by definition, is binding. That is the power of the Security Council and the key difference between resolutions passed in the Security Council and in the General Assembly. Article 25 of the United Nations Charter says, “The Members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter.”

Her comment was not a spontaneous, unprepared slip. It was scripted. In a March 25 press briefing following the vote and Thomas-Greenfield’s claim, White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby called the resolution “nonbinding” no less than four times. “It’s a nonbinding resolution,” he said. “So, there’s no impact at all on Israel and Israel’s ability to continue to go after Hamas.” At a State Department press briefing the same day, department spokesperson Matt Miller called the resolution “nonbinding” three times.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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When the Washington Post revealed Friday afternoon that “the Biden administration in recent days quietly authorized the transfer of billions of dollars in bombs and fighter jets to Israel,” a lot of people cared. Readers of the story posted more than 10,000 comments on its webpage. A leading progressive site for breaking news, Common Dreams, quickly followed up with coverage under a headline that began with the word “obscene.” Responses on social media were swift and strong; a tweet about the Post scoop from our team at RootsAction received more than 600,000 views.

But at the New York Times – the nation’s purported newspaper of record – one day after another went by as the editors determined that the story about the massive new transfer of weaponry to Israel wasn’t worth reporting on at all. Yet it was solid. A Reuters dispatch said that two sources “confirmed” the Post’s report.

By omission, the New York Times gave a boost to a process of normalizing the slaughter in Gaza, as if shipping vast quantities of 2,000-pound bombs for use to take the lives of Palestinian civilians is unremarkable and unnewsworthy. Just another day at the genocide office.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Ukrainian drones attacked Taneco, Russia's third largest oil refinery, on Tuesday about 1,300 km (800 miles) from the front lines, hitting a core unit which processes about 155,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude.

As of the end of March, around 14% of Russia's primary oil refining capacity had been knocked out by Ukrainian drone attacks, according to Reuters calculations.

Which refineries have been targeted, what damage have they sustained and what do they produce?

Tags: ENERGY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Pentagon opened its Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy on March 20, the Department of Defense announced in a Friday notice.

The office, which was mandated in a must-pass 2023 defense policy bill, aims to give the U.S. military a more civilian-facing role into the world of cyber policy. It will be headed by Ashley Manning — the former acting deputy assistant secretary of defense — on a temporary basis until a permanent nominee is confirmed.

President Joe Biden last Friday tapped Michael Sulmeyer to be assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy and head up the new office. His confirmation still awaits consideration in the Senate.

The FY2023 defense package required that the presidentially appointed cyber position be created amid concerns that the Pentagon wasn’t focused enough on bringing forth a civilian lead to tackle such matters. Sulmeyer previously served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and Cyber Command, according to the White House.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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