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by Tyler Durden
 

NATO has set up permanent shop in the Middle East, on Thursday announcing its first liaison office in the Arab world, located in Jordan. A formal NATO statement confirmed the "first-ever liaison office in the region, in Amman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan" which demonstrates the "deep strategic partnership between Jordan and the Alliance."

"Emphasizing the evolving regional and global security landscape, Allies at the 2024 NATO Summit in Washington DC adopted an action plan for a stronger, more strategic and result-oriented approach towards its southern neighborhood," the alliance said. 

Image source: NATO

"The plan clearly demonstrates NATO’s commitment to reinforcing engagement and cooperation with its partners in the Middle East and North Africa, including through the establishment of its first-ever liaison office in the region, in Amman, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan," it added.

Likely other regional powers will not look too kindly upon Jordan hosting a permanent NATO office, particularly the governments in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Lebanon.

It will also underscore for many Arabs the image of the Western bloc as a constant interventionist power in the region, ultimately led by the American hegemon. 

Claire's Observations:  Take a good look at the faces of the people in this photo.  King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is NOT at all looking at the face of the NATO rep, with whom he is shaking hands, and cannot even mange to put a smile on his face.  The NATO guy is NOT at all looking at the King, nor is he smiling at all.

I do not know what the "quid pro quo" here was to cementing this deal (probably stealth money or more advanced US weaponry which the Russians haven't been able to shoot down and use for target practice in Ukraine) but the look on King Hussein's face speaks volumes.

I sense that the King didn't want the deal, which may have come down down with several NATO ultimatums attached, but felt pressured to accept it, fearing for his own life, and that of his family.

He has clearly witnessed the results of what happens when NATO doesn't get its way.... as happened in Libya  https://www.cato.org/commentary/how-nato-pushed-us-libya-fiasco#and Kosovo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosovo_War

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Remember when Joe Biden said that sending F-16s to Ukraine to fight Russia would lead to World War III? Well Joe probably doesn’t remember either since the U.S. and NATO are now doing precisely that, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken happily announcing that the aircraft are en route and will be in the skies above Ukraine before the summer is through.
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Abortion should be one of the central issues during this election season, because it has enormous implications for our future.  Last year, more than a million abortions were performed in the United States.  That was the first year since 2012 that we have surpassed the one million abortion mark.  Many people thought that the number of abortions would go down once Roe v. Wade was overturned, but that didn’t happen.  One of the primary reasons why the number of abortions is going up is because of the widespread availability of abortion pills.  It has become so easy to get abortion pills through the mail, and that includes states where abortion is otherwise restricted or banned.  If we don’t do something about all of these abortion pills that are flying around, the number of abortions in this country will almost certainly continue to go up.  Unfortunately, it does not appear that anything will be done to restrict abortion pills on the national level any time soon.
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Authored by Ben Sellers via Headline USA,

Tech companies are once again colluding with Democrats to push disinformation and censor legitimate conservative opinions, this time with the imprimatur of legitimacy conferred by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows them to do so more shamelessly and aggressively than ever.

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Today’s censorship is being made possible by the letters A, C and B—as in Justice Amy Coney Barrett.While the court’s two other centrists, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts, are equally culpable (along with its leftist bloc) in allowing the atrocity that is Murthy v. Missouri, it was Barrett’s name on the majority opinion.

And, indeed, her support for the wrong side in several of the court’s other recent landmark cases has raised serious red flags.

Pundit Mark Levin speculated recently that Barrrett has already gone the way of Harry Blackmun and David Souter—two Republican-appointed justices who had, by the end of their terms, become some of its most unabashedly left-leaning, likely due to what is sometimes dubbed the “Greenhouse effect” in honor of a former New York Times reporter fond of haranguing the court’s conservatives.

I’m telling you that Barrett has decided she’s a politician, not a Justice,” Levin noted on a recent podcast, according to Newsweek. By the end of her term, the 52-year-old justice “will have flipped all the way to the left,” he added.

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The president had a chance to show his ‘big boy’ credentials. But he just made America look like an international joke

 
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If Joe Biden wanted to design a pair of gaffes to cause his presidency as much damage as possible, it would be hard to do better than his performance on Thursday night.

This Nato summit in Washington has already been overshadowed by questions about the US president’s age and mental capacity, and every world leader has been asked about it in interviews here.

Two miles away, on Capitol Hill, Democrats have been locked in conclave all week to discuss what to do about Mr Biden and his health.

All eyes were on this evening, to see if he could bring this summit to a close without a hitch. He could not.

There was a gasp in the media centre, where hundreds of journalists were gathered to watch that press conference.

On screens around the room, Mr Biden turned to his left and prepared to give way to Mr Zelensky.

“And now I want to hand it over to the President of Ukraine, who has as much courage as he has determination,” he said.

Pausing for effect, he concluded: “Ladies and gentlemen – President Putin.”

Immediately, the atmosphere among the assembled hacks turned from one of interest, to one of horror.

The feeling in the room was exactly the same as at the presidential debate on June 27, when Mr Biden froze on stage. People looked at each other as if to say: “Can this really be happening?”

Sir Keir Starmer, Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron were all asked about it in their own press conferences minutes later, and all dismissed Mr Biden’s mistake as a harmless slip of the tongue.

But the truth is that the timing of this incident could not have been more unfortunate.

But an hour and a half later, he did it again. In his own press conference, Mr Biden was asked about Kamala Harris’s suitability to be president, in an obvious nod to the idea of her replacing him on the Democratic ticket.

“I wouldn’t have picked Vice President Trump to be vice president, if she’s not qualified to be president,” he said. More gasps, as the penny dropped that he had mistaken his closest ally for his greatest foe.

Claire's Observations:  IF this is not one of the most vile examples of "geopolitical elder abuse", I have ever witnessed, at 75, on the part of his By-di-Bydenistas, and in particular, his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, I cannot tell you what is.

This kind of dementia doesn't happen "suddenly"; it happens in stages, over time. His doctors have known; his wife has known; Obama has known;  and his aides have known for quite some time that this was happening; but the lust for power, and "pulling a fast one " over on the American people", was just too great a temptation for all of them to overcome. 

How "delighted" they all must have been at the "outcome" of the 2020 election;  the "election" of a guy, already in the throes of dementia which, so far, may be somewhat stabilized through treatment, but cannot yet be cured. 

Of course, the reality is, that By-di-Bye's "First Administration" has been that of "Obama 2.0"   Now, there is some talk about potentially running Michelle Obama in By-di-Bye's place; if this happens, and Michelle "wins" (as illegal immigrants are already being given the right to vote in some states https://nypost.com/2024/06/14/us-news/how-non-citizens-are-getting-voter-registration-forms-across-the-us-and-how-republicans-are-trying-to-stop-it/), it will be an "Obama 3.0 administration.

Nothing to see here, folks; just "US politics as usual"; or then again.... perhaps not.

 

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On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” DNC Chair Jaime Harrison stated that you don’t vote for a president due to their age and he doesn’t understand people who say they need to see certain things from President Joe Biden because “you’ve seen it for the last three-and-a-half years. What more do you need to see?”
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President Joe Biden relied on a list supplied by his staff when calling on reporters during his first press conference in eight months.
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Dozens of Democrat lawmakers are expected to issue statements over the next two days calling on President Joe Biden drop his reelection bid, four Democrat sources with knowledge of the situation allegedly told CBS News ahead of the president’s NATO press conference.
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A CEO friend of President Joe Biden reportedly said that there is “no way” the president is dropping out, that he “hates” the party elite, and that he will tell them all to “fuck off.”
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A Milwaukee radio station admitted on Thursday to editing an interview with President Joe Biden at the request of his campaign, which they admit fell short of “journalistic interview standards.”
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), or AOC, who has led opposition to Israel in Congress, lost her endorsement Wednesday by the national leadership of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for not being anti-Israel enough.
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President Joe Biden introduced Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at the NATO Summit in Washington, DC, correcting himself seconds later with an incoherent explanation.
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Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post/Ipsos poll – including a majority of Joe Biden’s own supporters – say he should step aside as his party’s presumptive nominee for president given his debate performance two weeks ago. That’s even as Biden continues to run evenly with Donald Trump, with no meaningful post-debate change in vote preferences.
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You’re not imagining it – it's much more expensive to stock up your fridge and pantry now than ever before. Even if you pick the cheapest options or purchase the same products as always, your final grocery bill is probably higher than it was a few months ago. And it's safe to say that the difference is much more pronounced when comparing to one or two years ago. In fact, before the pandemic hit, Americans were paying about 36% less for food.
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NATO members agreed on Wednesday (3 July) to continue supplying Ukraine with €40 billion worth of military aid for next year, in a bid to give the country long-term reassurances, Euractiv has learnt.
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Sir Keir Starmer went too far by publicly confirming that Storm Shadow missiles given to Ukraine can be used to hit Russia, defence sources have said.
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The city of Springfield, Ohio, is begging for federal help with a housing crisis caused by a surge of illegal migrants.
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The Sacramento City Attorney’s office threatened Target with public nuisance criminal charges and fines if they continued to call the police for theft incidents, The Sacramento Bee reported.
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