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An official with the North Atlantic alliance says the bloc has exceeded its goal of placing 300,000 soldiers on standby for a potential war with Russia. The announcement comes as NATO members significantly escalate support for Ukraine, bringing the alliance closer to direct war with Moscow.

On Thursday, a NATO official told AFP that member states have 300,000 soldiers ready to deploy for a conflict with Russia in the space of 30 days. “The offers on the table from allies comfortably exceed the 300,000 that we set,” the official said. “Those are forces which allies have said to us, ‘They are available to you as of now at that level of readiness.’”

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the number of NATO soldiers at high readiness is significantly greater than the 300,000 benchmark. “Allies are offering forces to NATO’s command at a scale not seen in decades. Today we have 500,000 troops at high readiness across all domains, significantly more than the goal that was set at the 2022 Madrid Summit,” he said on Friday.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US took a significant step towards preventing a future American president from curtailing weapon transfers to Ukraine by allowing NATO to coordinate the arms shipments. Washington and some of its allies are concerned that former President Donald Trump will end military aid and seek a diplomatic settlement to the war should he return to office.

The bloc adopted the new policy during a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Friday. “With a command in Wiesbaden, Germany, NATO will coordinate training and equipment donations, with nearly 700 personnel from Allied and partner nations involved in this effort,” a press release from the alliance said. “NATO will also facilitate equipment logistics and provide support to the long-term development of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.”

Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren explained that the bloc took the step as the war may grind on for some time, adding that coordination of arms shipments through Brussels will help prevent any country from altering its policy. “It’s to make it proof to any situation,” she said, observing that Russia’s war “might go on for years – so you want to have something in place that does not depend on specific persons, ministers or whoever.”

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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It’s been a long time coming, but finally, inexorably, like a Wuhan lab leak, the truth about COVID-19 appears to be seeping out. Short of running the world’s largest Excel spreadsheet on ‘conspiracy theories which came true’, it appears safe to say that the anti-vaxxers and covidiots among us (other slurs are available from those who learned nothing from Brexit) were right about practically everything.

So, how did we know – we ‘little people’, who clearly aren’t world-renowned virologists and therefore had no right to an opinion on the matter? I suspect, like most of you, I know bullshit when I smell it, a talent for which we receive neither thanks nor apology from those bereft of the ability. In my case I had a slight advantage (having literally written the book on bullshit), and I’ll repeat what I wrote back in 2019:

The very least that scammers, politicians and governments could do it seems to me is not insult the public’s intelligence with lies which wouldn’t pass muster in a primary school detention.

Unfortunately in the case of Covid, the lies told by our governments were so breathtakingly amateur, even the most conformist among us had no credible option but to question them.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Something of extraordinary magnitude happened in Moscow on 23 May. Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa personally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help organize a peace conference on Palestine, at which Russia would be the first non-Arab nation invited.

Al-Khalifa and Putin had two rounds of discussions – one of them closed – during which the main focus was always Palestine. The Bahraini monarch noted that in a rare show of unity, the Arab world had finally come together in agreement to end the war in Gaza. It was implied that Russia was subsequently chosen as the most reliable mediator to end the brutal conflict.

Bahrain – and the Arab League – recognize that the Russian position centers around what Putin had previously defined as the “UN formula”: an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Shortly after Israel began its war on Gaza last year, Yemen’s Ansarallah, commonly known as the Houthis, began firing missiles and drones at Israel-linked merchant and commercial vessels in the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea.

This was Ansarallah’s way of supporting the Palestinians in Gaza by “counter-blockading the blockader.” Such action has been consistent with Ansarallah’s practice of taking an “eye-for-an-eye” when dealing with the rebel movement’s domestic and foreign enemies.

Perceiving this Houthi conduct near the Bab al-Mandab strait as a major threat to the global economy, the U.S. and U.K. — with nonoperational support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, and the Netherlands — began waging military operations against Ansarallah on January 12. The aim has been to deter the Houthis from carrying out such maritime attacks.

The coalition has been waging these strikes against the Houthis on almost a daily basis for the past five months. Recently, on June 7, the U.S. and U.K. conducted six air strikes — four of which targeted Yemen’s Hodeidah airport and the Salif seaport, while two were against the al-Thawra region, according to the Houthi-owned, Beirut-based Al Masirah TV.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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NATO members are debating putting more of their nuclear weapons on standby mode amid tensions with Russia and China, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph on Sunday, Stoltenberg stated that NATO is in talks about taking nuclear assets out of storage and making them ready to use, since the US-led military bloc must clearly convey to the outside world that it has a strong deterrent potential.

”I won’t go into operational details about how many nuclear warheads should be operational and which should be stored, but we need to consult on these issues,” he said, adding that deliberations are already underway.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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The world-renowned scientist behind mRNA vaccine technology has blown the whistle on a shocking agenda to push the entire human race into complying with the globalist vaccination agenda.

Dr. Robert Malone warns that unelected globalists and top government officials are preparing to leash a “new wave of psychological bioterrorism.”

Malone warns that governments, the corporate media, and vaccine makers are planning to terrify the general public using the “fear of infectious diseases.”

He reveals that the plan with involve either launching a fake pandemic or unleashing a virus onto the public that is so deadly, that people with have no other choice but to comply with the mass vaccination agenda.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The story of Greensill Capital's rise and fall has everything: investment banks, opaque finance, private jets, trophy mansions and the biggest British lobbying scandal in a generation, involving former prime minister David Cameron. The Financial Times charts the rise of Lex Greensill and Sanjeev Gupta and examines where it all went wrong.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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In appointing David Cameron to one of the top four offices of state, Rishi Sunak has chosen to disregard his close association with one of the UK's biggest financial scandals of recent years.

Two years ago, BBC Panorama revealed internal documents suggesting Mr Cameron made about $10m (£8.2m) jetting around the world to promote a highly controversial finance business, Greensill Capital.

Greensill, whose disgraced boss Lex Greensill was given an office in Downing Street under Mr Cameron's premiership and later became both his friend and his employer, collapsed in March 2021.

Billions of dollars of investors' money was missing.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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For the first time, a full text of the draft Ukraine-Russia treaty from April 2022 was published online. Some aspects of this document emerged earlier, but most of the content has not been previously disclosed.

The text was released by NYT ahead of the summit on Ukraine in Switzerland, which has no real prospects of changing anything because its participants prefer to ignore the reality.

A day earlier, on June 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined actual conditions for resolving the conflict on which Russia is ready to talk about. Putin noted that the situation has changed since 2022 and the current offer is the best Kiev is going to get now. The next proposal, if it appears, will be even worse for Kyiv.

In this light, it is interesting to look at the draft treaty from 2022. Thus it will be possible to compare it with the recent proposals by Russia.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that there are legal grounds for seizing income from frozen Russian assets in favor of Ukraine and it is not a "theft."

"There is no sense at all in which it's theft … So there's no legal issue here. And our allies, our partners, the G7 will provide Ukraine a $50 billion loan, which will be repaid over time from these proceeds," Yellen said in an interview with the ABC News broadcaster on Sunday.

Webmaster addition: Yes, it's theft.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The overhyped gathering at the Burgenstock resort in Switzerland, ostensibly meant to bring about peaceful end to the Ukrainian conflict, has been heavy on blowing hot air but light on achieving meaningful results.

Volodymyr Zelensky's 'peace' summit in Switzerland was a waste of time and money, a former US army officer says.

The attendance by just 92 out of 160 countries invited, with some led by “low-level people,” shows just how little importance the world out on the event, said Earl Rasmussen, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army and veteran international consultant.

“I think it shows a level of importance right there,” Rasmussen told Sputnik, noting that US President Joe Biden snubbed the summit altogether while his Vice-President Kamala Harris only spent a few hours there. “I think for the most part, it was a waste of time and dollars.”

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Elderly UK pop icon Rod Stewart has apparently met with fan backlash at a concert in Germany for making a public display of his support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.

The 79-year-old Stewart, renowned for such hits as ‘Maggie May’ and ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’, has been proclaiming his backing for Kiev since the crisis in Eastern Europe began in February 2022. However, the theme didn’t go over well at a sold-out performance on Friday in Leipzig, where concert-goers booed when a giant image of Vladimir Zelensky was shown behind Stewart as he sang “Rhythm of My Heart” as a tribute to Kiev.

A clip posted on social media showed fans jeering and whistling as the picture of Zelensky came on the screen. Germany’s Tag 24 news outlet reported that Stewart dedicated the song to the Ukrainian people and military, then shouted a profane insult against Russian President Vladimir Putin before beginning to sing. He donned the Ukrainian colors, including a yellow shirt and a jacket with blue sequins. The massive slideshow behind him also included images of the Ukrainian flag and the country’s troops.

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the war cabinet overseeing the conflict in Gaza after a key member, retired general Benny Gantz, resigned from the emergency government, according to media reports. The prime minister reportedly announced the move to ministers at a meeting of the cabinet on Sunday.

Gantz, a former defense minister without portfolio who entered the war cabinet shortly after the beginning of the conflict with the Palestinian militant group Hamas last October, announced his resignation earlier this month, citing disagreement with Netanyahu’s policies.

The cabinet was in the coalition agreement with [National Unity MK Benny] Gantz at his request. As soon as Gantz left – there is no need for a cabinet anymore,” Netanyahu said, as cited by local media.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The Swiss-hosted Ukraine ‘peace conference’ has turned out to be an erratic and dysfunctional event whose participants have no clue what they are doing there, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.

The June 15-16 conference at the Burgenstock Hotel near Lake Lucerne has focused on three points of Vladimir Zelensky’s ‘peace formula’, including prisoner exchanges, nuclear and food security. The plan calls for Russia to withdraw from all territories claimed by Kiev, but it has been dismissed by Moscow as divorced from reality.

Russia was not invited to the event, which President Vladimir Putin has argued is simply an attempt by the West to create the illusion of a global anti-Russian coalition and distract attention from the root causes of the conflict.

Writing on Telegram on Sunday, Medvedev, who is currently the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, compared the summit to George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’. The novel, which is considered to be a veiled reference to the Stalin-era Soviet Union, reflects on how ideals of equality and freedom can become distorted and betrayed after a ruthless leader takes over.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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AIPAC-funded House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) on Friday demanded Congress "immediately" pass the Anti-Defamation League-backed "Countering Antisemitism Act" to silence criticism of Israel and police Americans' online speech.

"The dangerous explosion of antisemitic incidents in New York City and the nation requires decisive action at every level of government," Jeffries said on X, without referencing any specific incident. "We have to crush this cancer with the fierce urgency of now. Congress must pass the bipartisan Countering Antisemitism Act. Immediately."

Webmaster addition: Israel has lost control of the narrative. So now they want to end freedom of speech to protect themselves.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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OP-ED -- As reported on this site earlier today, the President of Poland publicly proposed the forcible break-up of Russia into "200 ethnic states."  He did this in Switzerland in front of 78 other countries attending the "Peace Conference" for Ukraine.  So that's 78 countries against Russia . . .  i.e. "world war."

This idea of breaking-up Russia was first proposed by Gunther Fehlinger, Chairman of the Austria NATO non-governmental organization (NGO) of Austria, in April of 2023 (Original Story Here).  His idea called for breaking-up Russia into 41 separate countries, and he was traveling here in the United States at the time (Hudson Institute in Manhattan) to push his idea.  He even created a "map" showing how he envisioned Russia being broken apart:

At the time, I thought his idea was so ridiculous as to be laughable.  Now, I see it has gained official traction, with the President of Poland formally proposing to 78 other nations at the ongoing Switzerland "peace conference" that Russia be divided not into 41 countries, but into 200 ethnic countries.  Gunther Fehlinger's idea has not only gained traction, it has gotten far worse!

Do any of the people attending this conference, or who have embraced the idea of breaking-up Russia, ever stop to consider that the Russians may have a thing or two to say about this?

Do any of the 78 countries in attendance understand that Russia has the actual ability to nuke ALL of them?

Do they think Russia would even hesitate to do exactly that if faced with being forcibly broken apart?

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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National Weather Service meteorologists are warning of heavy, wet snow across parts of Montana early next week as a cold front brings chilly weather into the region.

The NWS office in Great Falls, Montana, issued a winter storm watch early Friday morning. Snow is expected to begin on Monday morning and last until Tuesday evening.

 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE
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The Houthis (Ansar Allah) warned shipping companies against working with Israel late on June 15, confirming that two merchant vessels that were attacked by their forces earlier in the week were both sinking.

In a statement, the group’s military spokesman, Brigade General Yahya Sarea, said that Tutor, a Liberian flagged, Greek owned and operated bulk cargo carrier, that was struck on June 12 and Verbena, a Palauan flagged, Ukrainian owned, Polish operated bulk cargo carrier, that was struck on June 13, were both sinking in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, respectively.

”The Yemeni Armed Forces renew their warning to all companies against the consequences of dealing with the Israeli enemy,” the spokesman said.

“The Yemeni Armed Forces will continue … to implement the directives of the Commander … in expanding operations and developing military capabilities to support and support the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and defend dear Yemen,” he added.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Warships from the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and others from the Egyptian Navy had held a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on June 16.

Varyag missile cruiser and Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate of the Pacific Fleet and Egypt’s ENS Al-Qadeer frigate took part in the exercise.

The Russian warships arrived in the port of Alexandria earlier in the week on a visit that was timed to coincide with Russia Day.

The joint exercise with the Egyptian Navy was a practical step in the sphere of strengthening Russian-Egyptian naval cooperation, the ministry said in a statement.

“The participants of the exercise worked out the formation of a squad of warships in the designated area, joint tactical maneuvering in various formations, conducted communications training, and provided flights for deck helicopters,” it added.

Tags: EGYPT, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) defended former President Donald Trump during a combative interview over the weekend with a partisan news host.

Scott’s Sunday interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ “This Week” started out with the vice presidential hopeful hitting President Joe Biden over the violent crime that has rocked inner cities throughout his administration.

“What we need to focus on is the violence that we’re seeing across this nation,” Scott said. “Under Joe Biden we’ve seen the greatest increase in violent crime in my lifetime. And so focusing on ways for us to reduce that crime means getting four more years of Donald Trump. Under Donald Trump we actually respected law enforcement. Under Joe Biden, we’ve seen the movement to defund the police, leaving communities like the one I grew up in devastated and ravaged by a wave of violent crime that we have not seen literally in five decades.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Addressing why it’s important to note the the disease is spreading to other mammals, he said: “We know exactly what has to happen for bird flu to be infectious for humans and go human-to-human. Scientists in 2012 actually did experiments in the lab using gain of function research, which I’m not in favor of, but the scientists did it. And they figured the five amino acids that have to change in the key receptor in order for bird flu, to gain a propensity to bind to the human receptor, and then be able to go human-to-human, something that obviously happened with COVID, where COVID, obviously, learned how to use the H2 receptor in humans and of course, became a very infectious virus.”

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WMD
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Independent journalist James O’Keefe teased a upcoming report on Sunday, warning that he had undercover video exposing Disney.

O’Keefe made the announcement at a Turning Point USA event, warning people everywhere that they should be careful lest they find themselves the subject of one of his undercover videos and promising to release what he referred to as “The Disney Tapes” sometime in the next week.

“The Disney Tapes,” he captioned the video clip. “6.20.24. Stay tuned.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT
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If you'd like to be a molecular biologist at Yale, you'd better brush up on DEI.

This is not the idea that molecular biology might differ across races, ethnicities or due to equality, rather, this is an ideological litmus test that anyone hoping to get hired – as a scientist – must pass.

As John Sailor points out:

When making hires at Yale's department of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, faculty are told to place “DEI at the center of every decision,”

This isn't, as we can imagine, the way to hire good scientists. It's the way to enforce an ideology.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, EDUCATION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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