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Embark on a journey into the lesser-known areas of cinema, where hidden treasures await discovery. The vast archives of great filmmakers contain forgotten masterpieces that deserve a revisit.
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Testing Firepower: A Woman's Accuracy in Aberdeen, 1942 Amid the shadow of World War II, humanity faces its greatest test yet.
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The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of…
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Inventing has been a human practice from ancient civilizations to the modern era. While many things have become essential parts of everyday life and beyond, some inventions were too bizarre to make…
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Join us as we embark on a journey through the world of amazing weather phenomena. From the awe-inspiring dance of the Northern Lights to the dramatic wrath of tornadoes, the wonders of nature never…
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HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's government said Thursday that it would extend the closure of its long border with Russia for another two months until April 14, because it sees…

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Several human rights officials are warning that the US and other countries suspending support to the Palestinian UN aid…

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How Israel has destroyed Gaza’s schools and universities

All schools in Gaza have been shut and no university has survived Israel military’s more than 100 days of onslaught.

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The most recent results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) highlight a concerning trend for U.S.

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Controversies originating from those who gained the most from the pandemic – most visibly, Big Pharma – refuses to go away.

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Claire's Observations:  folks, this is utter insanity, writ large.  Biden and his handlers just don't know what to do, so bombing targets in Iran;l Syria, and Iraq, just HAS to be the…

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It's rare that I get the opportunity to interview somebody who is described as a financial markets guru, a commodities legend, the best selling author of multiple books, and above all else, a true…

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Lawyers, second only to politicians on the moral degeneracy totem pole, don’t often do good work. But when they do, I celebrate it and wish them Godspeed.

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Chicago Ray, the trucker who ignited the righteous anger of his fellow truckers and of millions of other Americans, has stepped down from his boycott leadership.

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On Saturday the Pentagon conducted yet another round of airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen, which marks likely the seventh round of such Western coalition attacks. It follows…

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The US recently conducted a cyberattack against an alleged Iranian spy ship that has been operating near Djibouti,…

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PREPPING THE SHEEP

In the last issue, we highlighted the UK (military together with presstitutes) and Australia (presstitutes) have begun…

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Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern in a new interview has speculated over the reasons behind Victoria Nuland…

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An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.

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Several key architects of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq 21 years ago are presenting a plan for rebuilding and “de-radicalizing” the surviving population of Gaza, while ensuring that Israel retains “freedom of action” to continue operations against Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

The plan, which was published as a report Thursday by the hard-line neo-conservative Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, or JINSA, and the Vandenberg Coalition, is calling for the creation of a private entity, the “International Trust for Gaza Relief and Reconstruction” to be led by “a group of Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates” and “supported by the United States and other nations.”

With regard to Palestinian participation, the report by the “Gaza Futures Task Force,” envisages an advisory board “composed primarily of non-Hamas Gazans from Gaza, the West Bank, and diaspora.” In addition, the Palestinian Authority, which is based on the West Bank, “should be consulted in, and publicly bless,” the creation of the Trust while itself undergoing a process of “revamping.”

In addition to granting Israel license to intervene against Hamas and Islamic Jihad within Gaza, the plan calls for security to be provided by the Trust’s leaders and “capable forces from non-regional states with close ties to Israel,” as well as “vetted Gazans.” The Trust should also be empowered to “hire private security contractors with good reputations among Western militaries” in “close coordination with Israeli security forces,” according to the report.

The task force that produced the report consists of nine members, four of whom played key roles as Middle East policymakers under former President George W. Bush and in the run-up to and aftermath of the disastrous Iraq invasion in 2003.

The group is chaired by John Hannah, who served as deputy national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney from 2001 to 2005 and then as Cheney’s national security advisor (2005-2009), replacing Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who resigned his position after being indicted for perjury. Libby, who was later given a full pardon by former President Donald Trump, is also a member of the Gaza task force.

Claire's Observations: Remember the horrific  war in Iraq ?!?!?  This "plan" is being brought to you courtesy of the self-same group which thought a war in Iraq, would provide "great results" for the US, including Iraq's oil.

And right now, who are the countries most benefiting Iraq's oil production?!?  A Google query this morning, indicates the following:

Who gets most if Iraq's Oil in 2024?

The main destination of Crude Petroleum exports from Iraq are: China ($23.1B), India ($22.1B), Greece ($8.67B), Italy ($3.97B), and South Korea ($3.5B).

And I am quite sure that Academi (formerly, Blackwater, a US mercenary group and now a training company under the Constellis umbrella) will have a LARGE seat at the table, should this "plan", which completely ignores Palestinians' legitimate grievances, come to pass.