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By Germán Gorraiz López

Biden’s signs of senility, the fentanyl crisis, the dearth of life and the disaffection of the democratic left wing in the face of the Israeli massacres in Gaza, would have sunk his popularity to historic lows, which would facilitate the triumphant return of Donald Trump in the November presidential elections by having cleared the way to the White House after the latest decisions of the Supreme Court.

Also, six months after the invasion of Gaza, Israeli society’s disaffection with Netanyahu would have increased due to its nefarious management of the crisis with Hamas and its zero interest in rescuing the Jewish hostages alive and according to the average of the latest electoral polls the Likud of Netanyahu would be arrested in the event of new elections as demanded by the new strongman of Israeli politics, Benny Gantz.

Consequently, the tense telephone call between Biden and Netanyahu would have laid the foundations for an agreement that would benefit both leaders, consisting of the total withdrawal of the Israeli army from a Gaza which will remain a demilitarized zone under the control of the UN Blue Helmets, with which Lebanon and Iran would now be on the target of Israel and the Pentagon who will proceed to their destabilization by expedited methods.

End of the War Campaign in Gaza?

After the asymmetrical punishment inflicted by Israel, all basic infrastructure, schools, mosques, hospitals and 90 per cent of Gaza’s buildings were reportedly razed by systematic aviation bombardments resulting in more than 34,000 Palestinian civilian casualties and several thousand more buried in the rubble.

The real objective of the Gaza military campaign was to provoke a second nakba in which 1.5 million Palestinians were forced to leave a Gaza turned into a mass of rubble and human remains that would make it impossible for the displaced Gazan population to return and confined to the open-air concentration camp in Rafah, described by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, as “apocalyptic”, while warning ” of the growing risk of genocide.

Such forcible confinement of the Gazan population would be a measure of pressure on Egypt to open its border and settle the Palestinians in the Sinai Peninsula, after which Israel would proceed to the unilateral declaration of sovereignty over Gaza and its maritime areas. To complete his ethnic cleansing, Netanyahu would have ordered the final assault on Rafah prior to evicting the thousands of Gazans held there, military operation that the US would have forbidden him in the certainty that such an operation would result in a new massacre of civilians unaffordable by world public opinion.

Thus, Netanyahu would already be cornered by the international community’s condemnation of the flagrant violation of human rights in Gaza with about 35000 Palestinian civilian victims that has resulted in the presentation by South Africa to the International Tribunal in the Hague (ICC)of a lawsuit against Israel for alleged “crime of genocide”. However, the Solomonic decision of the Tribunal allowed the continuation of the genocide of the Gazan population, using starvation and the lack of medical supplies as weapons of war in the face of the passivity of the US and Europe but Biden and Netanyahu would have agreed the total withdrawal of the Israeli army from a Gaza that will remain as a demilitarized zone under the control of the UN blue helmets.

Lebanon and Iran in the Crosshairs of Israel and the US

According to the agreement between Biden and Netanyahu, Lebanon and Iran would now be on the target of Israel and the Pentagon who would destabilize them by expedited methods, which would mean the beginning of a great regional conflict that will mark the future of the area in the coming years.

In this context, the recent Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus that, according to the Syrian agency SANA, resulted in the death of three senior commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Among them would be Brigadier General Mohamed Reda al Zahedi coupled with the latest attacks in Lebanon against Hamas leaders, which would be the Israeli bait to provoke the entry into conflict of Hezbollah and Iran.

According to the secret agreement reached between Biden and Netanyahu, the CIA and the Israeli Mossad would prepare similar false flag attacks in the Persian Gulf and after attributing their authorship to the Iranians and taking advantage of the consequent Iranian response, declare the US Congress a state of war.

This process is known as “statutory authorization” and is a prerequisite for President Biden to be able to apply the 1973 War Powers Act that empowers him to send troops abroad.

Thus, taking advantage of the fact that Russia is occupied with Ukraine, China surrounded by the nuclear crisis arc of the AUKUS to protect Taiwan and that the strategic reserves of the US are at maximum, the Pentagon will take advantage of the surprise attack of Israel to Iran to initiate a new war in the Middle East with the double objective to dry up the energy sources of China and to configure the cartography of the New Middle East.

Claire's Observations:  IF this author's suppositions are true, we all need to hang on tightly, because such a scenario is definitely a recipe for a VERY "bumpy ride" for ALL civilians everywhere.  Please, to my American brothers and sisters;  take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and each other.  Do the lists; make the inventories; see what you are missing, and fix it now.  You won't regret it, I promise you!!!

 

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, NATO, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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On Sunday, The Telegraph published an article about the death of the North Sea oil and gas and what it means for Britain – a disaster. Last year alone more than 200 oil and gas wells were plugged, eight platforms were removed and another 180 of the UK’s 284 oil and gas fields will close down by the end of the decade. Mass closures are not the result of eco-protests, nor because of a lack of demand, The Telegraph wrote and supply isn’t dwindling either. Instead, operators blame punitive taxes for the rapid pullback, with some facing levies of more than 100 per cent on their profits.
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A little over a week since his arrest, the Venezuelan illegal immigrant who taught fellow illegal immigrants how to take advantage of American “squatter’s rights” to take over people’s homes is claiming he is being unjustly persecuted.

In a recent interview with the New York Post which was conducted from an Ohio jail, Leonel Moreno said that he is being misrepresented in the news and even suggested that his life is at risk.

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Hackers are actively exploiting a pair of recently discovered vulnerabilities to remotely commandeer network-attached storage devices manufactured by D-Link, researchers said Monday.

Roughly 92,000 devices are vulnerable to the remote takeover exploits, which can be remotely transmitted by sending malicious commands through simple HTTP traffic. The vulnerability came to light two weeks ago. The researcher said they were making the threat public because D-Link said it had no plans to patch the vulnerabilities, which are present only in end-of-life devices, meaning they are no longer supported by the manufacturer.

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Although the Bank of England and the Government stated in January that no decision has been made to pursue a CBDC, also called a digital pound, in the same announcement it was proclaimed that “work will continue during the design phase exploring its feasibility and potential design choices.” To do this work, three years ago the Digital Pound Taskforce was created to work on the digital pound and related CBDC policy. Despite claiming no decision has been made, it seems they are indeed pursuing a CBDC. Meanwhile, a bill is moving through Parliament which could grant the Government extraordinary new financial surveillance powers. Is it just a coincidence?
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Ten days after receiving a covid mRNA “vaccine,” a 13-year-old boy in New Zealand died suddenly from myocarditis, a known side effect of the injections. The coroner ruled that he couldn’t determine the exact cause of death, as viral particles could not be ruled out as a cause. The ruling failed to consider the larger scientific context and the need to analyse data from the entire population. Access to this data has been denied to New Zealanders; the coroner should have acknowledged this fact.
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Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza on 1 April as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” of a kind that “happens in war”. Obviously, Israel was lying. In fact, this entire so-called war in Gaza — which is in reality a genocide — has been based on a series of lies, some of which Israel and its supporters continue to peddle.

For some in the mainstream media, it took months to accept the obvious fact that Israel has been lying about the events that led to its military offensive and the objectives of its constant targeting of hospitals, schools, shelters and other civilian facilities. As such, it was only logical for the occupation state to lie about killing the six internationals and their Palestinian driver working with the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity. Notwithstanding an event as atrocious as this undoubtedly was, it is implausible for Israel to start telling the truth now.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Almost 2,000 hacked WordPress sites now display fake NFT and discount pop-ups to trick visitors into connecting their wallets to crypto drainers that automatically steal funds.
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Israel’s foreign minister said that Turkiye has “unilaterally violated” trade agreements with its decision to restrict exports to Israel, and that Israel will respond with its own trade restrictions on products coming from Turkiye, Reuters reports.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan “is again sacrificing the economic interests of the people of Turkiye in order to support Hamas, and we will respond in kind.”

This comes after the Turkish Trade Ministry announced today that Ankara will restrict exports of a wide range of products to Israel, including steel and jet fuel, until a ceasefire is declared in Gaza.

Tags: ECONOMY, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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​Attackers are now actively targeting over 92,000 end-of-life D-Link Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices exposed online and unpatched against a critical remote code execution (RCE) zero-day flaw. As BleepingComputer first reported on Saturday, this security vulnerability (CVE-2024-3273) is the result of a backdoor facilitated through a hardcoded account (username "messagebus" with an empty password) and a command injection issue via the "system" parameter. Threat actors are now chaining these two security flaws to deploy a variant of the Mirai malware (skid.x86). Mirai variants are usually designed to add infected devices to a botnet that can be used in large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. ... After the disclosure, D-Link released a security advisory on Thursday to notify owners about the security vulnerability and advise them to retire or replace the affected devices as soon as possible.
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The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza has prompted calls for Washington to put conditions on the billions of dollars in military funding and other assistance it provides to Israel, which has received more US foreign aid since World War Two than any other country.

The following are details of US support for Israel as it carried out what the UN’s special rapporteur to the occupied territories has said is a genocide in Gaza.

Mandated by law

In 2016, the US and Israeli governments signed a third ten-year Memorandum of Understanding, covering the period from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2028. The MOU provides a total of $38 billion in military aid over the ten years, $33 billion in grants to buy military equipment and $5 billion for missile defence systems.

Advanced weapons

Israel is the first international operator of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, considered the most technologically advanced fighter jet ever made. It is in the process of buying 75 F-35s and – as of last year – had taken delivery of 36, paying for them with US assistance.

The United States has also helped Israel develop and arm its Iron Dome short-range rocket defence system, developed after its 2006 war on Lebanon. The United States has repeatedly sent Israel hundreds of millions of dollars to help replenish its interceptor missiles.

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Gaza’s government media office has reported more than one million cases of infectious diseases due to mass displacement in the besieged Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reports.

“Some 1,089,000 cases of infectious diseases and 8,000 cases of hepatitis C were recorded in Gaza,” the office said in a statement on Monday.

Israel has launched a deadly military offensive on the Gaza Strip since a 7 October Hamas attack, which killed nearly 1,200.

However, since then, it has been revealed by Haaretz that helicopters and tanks of the Israeli army had, in fact, killed many of the 1,139 soldiers and civilians claimed by Israel to have been killed by the Palestinian Resistance.

The onslaught has forced more than 1.4 million people to flee their homes and seek refuge in Rafah in the southern tip of the Gaza Strip near Egypt’s border.

“There are 10,000 cancer patients at the risk of death and urgently need medical care,” the media office said.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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On March 29 I watched with horror as Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) compared the Palestinian keffiyeh to the Nazi swastika on MSNBC’s show Morning Joe. The hosts did not challenge Greenblatt’s accusations and allowed him to demonize the Palestinian people. He intentionally wanted to spread fear and misinformation to the public. On that morning, he was successful.  

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The wars in Ukraine and Gaza have led several leading politicians to compare the current period with the 1930s, and to raise the possibility of a World War. Are these fears justified, or are they just fear-mongering?

To answer this question, we’re going to summarize events that are unknown to everyone, though well known to specialists. We shall do so dispassionately, at the risk of appearing indifferent to these horrors.

First, let’s distinguish between the conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. They have only two things in common:

 They represent no significant stakes in themselves, but a defeat for the West, which, after its defeat in Syria, would mark the end of its hegemony over the world.

 They are fueled by a fascist ideology, that of Dmytro Dontsov’s Ukrainian "integral nationalists" [1] and that of Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s Israeli "revisionist Zionists" [2]; two groups that have been allies since 1917, but went underground during the Cold War and are unknown to the general public today.

There is, however, one notable difference between them:

Tags: ISRAEL, NATO, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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In an effort to push back China’s influence and expand its presence in Oceania, the U.S. is renovating Lombrum Naval Base on the Island of Los Negros in Papua New Guinea.

The U.S. recently announced that the U.S. Navy is looking at three projects for Lombrum: a 7,556-square-foot Regional Maritime Training Center; a 7,351-square-foot small Boat Team and Boson Facility; and overhauling a 118-foot-long deteriorated small boat jetty. The combined expected price tag for these projects ranges from $11 million to $25 million.

“These…projects will support the PNGDF (Papua New Guinea Defence Force), maritime security operations, U.S. military personnel participating in joint exercises, and USINDOPACOM Theater Campaign Plan with various critical facilities located at Lombrum Naval Base.” reads the announcement.

The U.S. announced plans to redevelop Lombrum naval base in 2018, when former Vice President Mike Pence, announced that the U.S. would partner with both Australia and Papua New Guinea on the initiative.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, PACIFICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that “there is a date” set for Israel’s plans to attack the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah but did not share when it would be.

“This victory requires entry into Rafah and the elimination of the terrorist battalions there. It will happen – there is a date,” Netanyahu said.

His comments came a day after the Israeli military withdrew troops from areas of southern Gaza, including the city of Khan Yunis, which was left in ruins.

Israeli Defense Minster Yoav Gallant said the purpose of the withdrawal was to prepare for the invasion of Rafah. Any Israeli assault on Rafah would incur huge civilian casualties as over one million Palestinians are packed into the city, and many are sheltering in tents on the street.

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Opinion polls show nearly three-quarters of the Israel public want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign against the backdrop of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, with half the country also preferring earlier elections for the Knesset.

The Kan public broadcaster and Channel 12 both published surveys on Sunday to coincide with the six-month milestone since the war started on October 7 with a devastating attack on Israel by the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

Both polls showed the current government being ousted if elections were held immediately.

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A row has been raging over whether the UK should continue to sell arms to the country after the airstrike last week, with questions over whether Israel has breached international law through its actions in the conflict.

Opposition parties and a raft of legal experts have demanded the government publishes the legal advice it has been given on whether sales should continue to ensure the UK is not complicit in any law-breaking activities.

Follow live: Pressure builds to publish Israel legal advice

The prime minister's official spokesperson said on Monday that the government would be as transparent as possible in explaining decisions around arms exports to Israel.

But they re-emphasised the "long-standing convention" that legal advice of this type was not routinely published.


Claire's Observations:  To the UK Parliament, a word, please.  As a US citizen, with a hell of a lot of British DNA in my family tree ( Yarbrough; and Rawson being among the family surnames) I am both appalled and gobsmacked, that you refuse to see the Israeli genocide of Palestinians (primarily women and children, to the best account) as a war crime.

It is glaringly apparent in this "profits uber alles" approach to weapons sales to Israel, that every single member of the House of Commons and House of Lords, has had their conscience surgically removed.  I very much despair for the future of UK citizens at this point.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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More than half a million people have cast protest votes against President Biden’s support for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza in Democratic primaries across the country.

According to The Nation, 530,502 people voted “uncommitted” or “uninstructed” where it’s available on the ballot. The movement started in Michigan, a significant swing state, where over 100,000 people voted “uncommitted.”

Last week, 48,091 votes were cast for “uninstructed” in the Wisconsin primary. The turnout far exceeded organizers’ expectations, as their goal was to secure 20,682, the margin of victory for Biden in Wisconsin for the 2020 election.

The opposition to Biden was strongest in the area of Wisconsin where University of Wisconsin–Madison students reside, historically a Democratic stronghold. In that area, 30% of voters cast ballots for “uncommitted,” something Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called “a big, f**king deal.”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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A Canadian reporter for one of the northern nation's only conservative media outfits was arrested Sunday and carted away for doing his job faithfully on public property.

Rebel News reporter David Menzies, who local and federal officials appear keen to shut up and lock away, confirmed to Blaze News that he was charged for alleged breach of the peace and trespassing for daring to pose questions to anti-Israel protesters outside Toronto City Hall.

Menzies indicated that he will be suing the Toronto Police Service over this incident just as he is suing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a similarly rough arrest earlier this year.

Tags: CANADA, DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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With climate alarmists concerned over supposed global temperature increases and the corresponding war on fossil fuels sure to rob the clouds of a contributing brightener, some scientists are keen to pump out aerosols of their own.

Robert Wood, the lead UW scientist running the cloud project, noted on his university blog that the team at the CAARE facility developed a "Cloud-Aerosol Research Instrument (CARI)." This device, which has multiple nozzles and resembles a snow maker, can apparently fire trillions of salt particles into the air.

The UW indicated that once emitted, such particles would only remain airborne in the atmosphere for a few days.

Webmaster addition: And what happens when that salt settles on farmlands????????

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