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Last night (24 May 2024), in a high-level pre-World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting (17 May-1 June 2024), in Geneva, WHO management and key member country delegates decided to drop the Pandemic Treaty – for now. It would not stand a chance to pass a WHA vote in the coming week. Instead, they decided to discuss at the WHA what to do next.

See this by Le Monde and AFP.

Be aware, however, that this press report does not give you the true reasons for the end of the talks on the Pandemic Treaty / revised IHR agreements.

It seeks to soft-talk- or not mention at all the big issue of a potential health tyranny that these accords might mean for the world. Instead, they are saying that talks must go on, because the world needs a “safety net” for future pandemics.

Right. As if the world was not able until today to deal with diseases and other catastrophes independently by sovereign nations. And by dealing with such calamities on an autonomous sovereign basis, saving their economies from collapsing.

It is clear, during the past months many governments around the world especially in the Global South, but not exclusively, felt more than uneasy to accept what many called a WHO Health Dictatorship – in the form of a “One World Health” (OWH) like in “one fits all” similar to the One World Government, or One World Order (OWG / OWO) that the Globalists want to impose on the globe’s 8.1 billion people.

And by the way, never forget that the Globalists’ number One Priority will remain a massive, but massive reduction of the current 8.1 billion world population. This was a key reason for the fraudulent vax agenda – and would be driven even further under the new Pandemic Treaty and revised IHR.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Annette Kuehne, the wife of Jan. 6 defendant Chris Kuehne, said that when the FBI raided their Kansas home in February 2021, agents had red weapon-aiming lights trained on both her and their young son.

The couple spoke with Nick Searcy, the producer of the documentary film “Capitol Punishment 2: The War on Truth,” at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. The movie is the sequel to 2021’s “Capitol Punishment” and tracks the Department of Justice’s treatment of multiple defendants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion.

Chris Kuehne is a Marine Corps combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient who served on the detail that performed the 21-gun salute at Reagan’s funeral at the library in June 2004. He gave the commands for the salute, The Kansas City Star reported.

Webmaster addition: You have to be a real MANLY man to feel threatened by a 4-year old.

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In 2020, the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin won the contract to build the first ship in a new class of guided-missile frigate for the US Navy. The yard laid the keel in 2022. Two years later, the Navy admitted the first frigate, Constellation, was four years late – owing to labour shortages, mostly – and wouldn’t deliver to the fleet until 2029.

Now compare this with the lightning-fast construction of the first in a potential new class of guided-missile corvette for the Chinese navy. 

Foreign analysts first noticed the sleek, approximately 300-foot corvette under construction at Liaoning Shipyard in northeastern China in November. Six months later, the vessel was underway for trials. It’s possible the ship was built, launched and delivered in roughly a year – seven times faster than Fincantieri is completing that first US Navy frigate.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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In an increasingly divided United States of America, a radical solution to resolve fraught political differences is gaining momentum: secession.

Be it the campaign for Texas to quit the US and form its own republic or efforts by red counties in Oregon to join Idaho, movements are gaining support at both local and state levels.

In nearly every case, the campaigns have been formed in conservative areas by voters eager to break away from the progressive leaders who govern them.

Some are a pipe dream. Texas is unlikely to depart the union any time soon, despite the optimism of those leading its 'Texit' independence campaign.

But several localized efforts have succeeded – or gained enough support to be taken seriously.

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Pfizer, Inc., the largest pharmaceutical corporation in the world marketing drugs and vaccines, has agreed to pay between $200 to $250 million to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits filed in the United States related to cancer risks associated with its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac (also known as ranitidine).

The acid reflux drug was discontinued in U.S. in 2020 after a cancer-causing substance known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in samples.

The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA acquired Zantac in 2017. Prior to that, Pfizer and other companies, such as the UK’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), owned rights to market the anti-acid drug.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Zantac in 1983 and by 1988 it had become the world’s best selling drug.

After NDMA was found in samples of Zantac, in 2020 the FDA asked drugmakers to pull Zantac and its generic versions off the market.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Thousands of veterans suffer from TBIs during their service, but trying to get an official diagnosis for them is a struggle.

It means veterans cannot get full benefits - even if they suffer symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, confusion, frayed memory, bad balance, racing hearts, paranoia, depression and random eruptions of rage or tears.

Ranstad’s story and his interactions with Sean before his tragic death are a painful reminder of the shortfalls of veteran care across the United States.

It is an issue he says has been overlooked for too long, a sentiment thousands like him agree with.  

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Most of this speech was devoted to recalling the achievements of Ebrahim Raissi and Prime Minister Amir Abdollahian, and to reaffirming Iran’s stability and its unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and the Axis of Resistance, at both institutional and grassroots level. Iranians’ attachment to the Islamic Republic was demonstrated by the scale of the state funeral, attended by millions of people: along with the funeral of martyr Qassem Soleimani in 2020 and Ayatollah Khomeini’s in 1989, it was one of the largest funeral in human history. We are only translating the last part of the speech, devoted to the situation in Gaza.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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There has been an unprecedented effort to destroy Donald Trump rather than defeat him at the polls. Those concerned about democracy being in danger need only look at the list of efforts to destroy him which began before his first election, continued with gusto and anger during his term, and the lawfare episodes which followed Trump’s departure from office.

All of this is unprecedented in American politics (albeit all too common in third-world politics) and itself threatening. Trump almost seems to grow stronger with controversy, but what “normal” candidate would want to run for president knowing they would be exposed to such efforts not just to beat them with votes but to crush them as human beings? With apologies to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” let’s take a look back. In no particular order:

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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US expected to lift ban on sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, FT reports

Reuters

Sun, May 26, 2024 at 6:53 AM CDT·1 min read

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

(Reuters) - The United States is expected to lift a ban on the sale of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, potentially in the coming weeks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Washington has already signaled to Saudi Arabia that it was prepared to lift the ban, the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Soon after taking office in 2021, Biden adopted a tougher stance over Saudi Arabia's campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen, which has inflicted heavy civilian casualties, and over Riyadh's human rights record, in particular the 2018 killing of Washington Post journalist and political opponent Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia, the biggest U.S. arms customer, has chafed under those restrictions, which froze the kind of weapons sales that previous U.S. administrations had provided for decades.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said the U.S. and Saudi Arabia were very close to concluding a set of agreements on nuclear energy, security and defense cooperation, the bilateral component of a wider normalisation deal with Riyadh and Israel.

However, lifting the ban on offensive weapons sales were not directly linked to these talks, FT said.

The White House and Saudi Arabia’s government communication office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

(Reporting by Chandni Shah in Bengaluru; Editing by David Holmes

Claire's Observations:  Against whom, please, does the Saudi military intend to use these weapons?!?  Because once they are in Saudi hands, there is no accounting for their use, other than what the Saudi government tells the US.  One has to speculate as to what that target (or targets) will be.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, SAUDI ARABIA, WMD
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Less than two weeks ago Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico nearly lost his life in a multiple gunshot, failed assassination attempt. He strongly opposes the Ukraine war, is a friend to Russia, launched an investigation into Pfizer and its criminal influence over Slovakia’s previous administration, further blaming the lethal non-vaccines for killing over 21,000 Slovakians. Four days later the Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, his foreign minister and other high officials died suspiciously in a questionable helicopter accident, shrouded in anomalies suggesting foul play by archrival Israel, with a known extended history of assassinating Iranian leaders atop its military, its nuclear development and its national government.

Just this last weekend, a crucial Russian air defense early radar warning system in the Krasnodar region of southwestern Russia, capable of detecting all cruise and ballistic missiles launched from the south and southwest up to 6,000 km (3,730 miles) away includes detected projectiles fired from anywhere in the Middle East – including Israel, [NATO] Turkey or US nuclear submarines parked in the eastern Mediterranean or Red Sea. This poses a most serious nuclear threat to not just Russia, but well-being of the entire world.

It effectively renders Russia highly vulnerable to a nuclear first strike against both Russia’s population centers and its nuclear silos. The US changed its nuclear deterrence policy under Biden and with US first strike capability now on the table, and undetected now by Moscow, this may be the advantage that the globalists look to seize upon. And if and when Russia determines that Ukraine used the US made ATACM missiles to destroy this critical Russian radar warning system, all hell could break loose… not unlike if and when Iran ascertains that the US/Israel took out its leader. We have never been so close to self-annihilation ever in recorded history.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, EUROPE, IRAN, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Once again, The Federalist is doing a good job documenting election fraud.

As Fox News reported, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., wrote a full-throated defense of “Alien Suffrage” in a 1993 paper for the American University Washington College of Law, where he serves as Professor of Law Emeritus. Raskin is ranking member of the House’s Oversight Committee, which, among other things, has constitutional oversight of the District of Columbia. 

“In this Article, I will argue that the current blanket exclusion of noncitizens from the ballot is neither constitutionally required nor historically normal,” Raskin wrote. “Moreover, the disenfranchisement of aliens at the local level is vulnerable to deep theoretical objections since resident aliens—who are governed, taxed, and often drafted just like citizens—have a strong democratic claim to being considered members, indeed citizens, of their local communities.”

Yes, Democrats Want Aliens To Vote In U.S. Elections. Take Jamie Raskin’s Word For It, by M.D. Kittle, May 24, 2024

Under the theory that people will write down what their intentions are beforehand, it’s no surprise that the Democrats and their media allies are conspiring to get aliens (legal or not) to vote. Raskin is making it plain.

Webmaster addition: Attention illegal immigrants. Once the election is over, even if Biden does steal it, the free goodies will stop. 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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As the world forms the consensus that Israel is carrying out genocide in Gaza, and everything must be done to save civilians, the same understanding is reflected in the Democratic Party. By 56 to 22 percent Democrats believe Israel is committing genocide.

But the tragedy – and open scandal — is that if a Democratic pol utters the word genocide, they will be ostracized by the leadership and pushed out by the donors. Just like the prohibition on stating another truth — Israel practices apartheid.

“What’s happening is not genocide. We reject that,” Joe Biden declared this week in a speech to the Jewish community.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib called the president out at the People’s Conference for Palestine in Detroit. “Biden says what’s happening in Gaza isn’t a genocide. Where is your red line, President Biden?” she said yesterday (Michael Arria reports).

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Aid trucks are entering Gaza through Karem Abu Salem crossing in the south as the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians continue to deteriorate under Israel’s relentless war on the Palestinian enclave.

Egypt’s state-affiliated Al-Qahera TV on Sunday shared a video on X, showing aid trucks entering Gaza through the crossing, known to Israelis as Kerem Shalom. Aid officials said 200 trucks loaded with aid are set to enter the strip.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On Friday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined calls for Ukraine to be able to use NATO-provided weapons to strike Russian territory, a step that would mark a major escalation in the proxy war.

“The time has come for allies to consider whether they should lift some of the restrictions they have put on the use of weapons they have donated to Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told The Economist.

“Especially now when a lot of the fighting is going on in Kharkiv, close to the border, to deny Ukraine the possibility of using these weapons against legitimate military targets on Russian territory makes it very hard for them to defend themselves,” he added.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Russian electronic warfare has rendered some US-made precision-guided weapons ineffective on the battlefield in Ukraine, causing Ukrainian forces to stop using certain munitions altogether, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

One weapon that Ukrainian forces stopped using due to Russian jamming was the Excalibur GPS-guided artillery shells. According to an internal Ukrainian military report, the Excalibur shells were very successful at hitting targets when the US first sent them in 2022, but the success rate dropped as low as about 5% as its GPS system is very susceptible to Russian electronic warfare.

The Washington Post reported that Ukraine reported the problem to the US and that Washington responded by ending the supply of Excalibur shells to Ukraine. Several other US weapons suffered a similar fate on the battlefield in Ukraine, with success at first and failure once Russia adapted.

When the US first sent the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) to Ukraine in 2022, it was touted as a game changer in the war. The HIMARS were armed with GPS-guided missiles with a range of 50 miles, and by the second year of their use in Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said, “Everything ended: the Russians deployed electronic warfare, disabled satellite signals, and HIMARS became completely ineffective.”

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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U.S. leaders once understood and accepted that strong powers would insist on a security zone and broad sphere of influence in their immediate geographic region. An especially persistent feature of international affairs has been the existence of spheres of influence. Major powers routinely seek to shape the international system to their advantage and exclude, or at least sharply limit, the influence of potential rivals. Both incumbent dominant players and rising powers are prone to engage in such behavior. Unfortunately, U.S. leaders have forgotten what they once understood. And until they relearn it, the world will be a more chaotic, and more dangerous, place than it needs to be.

The United States embraced the sphere of influence standard even before it had the power to enforce such a role effectively in its own region. That broader ambition became clear with the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823. Washington still lacked either the economic clout or the military capabilities to enforce its claim to pre-eminence in the Western Hemisphere. If Great Britain’s regional policy objectives had not generally aligned with Washington’s, the Monroe Doctrine would have been little more than a hollow boast for several decades. When a major European power (France) took advantage of the U.S. Civil War to set up a client regime in Mexico, there was little the United States could do about it. Only when America’s own conflict ended were U.S. leaders able to end the French intrusion. And it was not until the 1890’s that Washington could assert a role as the hemisphere’s hegemon.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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As Russian forces are capturing more territory in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is willing to end the war across the current frontlines, according to Reuters. Ukrainian officials rejected the offer.

Four sources speaking with Reuters said that Putin was prepared to freeze war along the current frontlines but was willing to keep fighting if Ukraine and its Western backers rejected the offer for negotiations. “Putin can fight for as long as it takes, but Putin is also ready for a ceasefire – to freeze the war,” one source said, describing Putin’s position.

When asked by Reuters about talks, Putin responded, “Let them resume.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Three weeks after a mob attacked pro-Palestinian activists encamped at the University of California, Los Angeles, police have made their first arrest in the violence, a man they say was seen in video footage beating victims with a wooden pole.

The suspect, identified as Edan On, 18, was taken into custody on Thursday in the city of Beverly Hills and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the UCLA Police Department said in a statement on Friday.

The man, who police said had no affiliation with UCLA, was reported by local media to be a Beverly Hills High School student.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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