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Ukraine’s armed forces need more long-range weapons to be able to hit targets deep behind the frontline, Germany’s foreign minister has said, as Russia makes gains on the battlefield. 

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Strasbourg, Annalena Baerbock described the military situation in north-east Ukraine as “highly dramatic” amid reports that Vladimir Putin’s forces are making significant advances of up to 10 kilometers in one place. 

She said it is important to provide weapons “that can be used over medium and long distances” — a remark likely to be seen as putting more pressure on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to supply Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles. These weapons are more effective than counterparts supplied by Britain and France in targeting reinforced bunkers and bridges but Scholz has so far ruled out sending them to Kyiv.

Tags: GERMANY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top Hamas leaders as the war in Gaza continues.

The requests, made by Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan, must be approved by the ICC's judges. Still, the announcement is a blow to Israel's prestige in general and specifically to Netanyahu's government.

Observers have speculated that the ICC might charge the Israeli government with obstructing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza and responding excessively to Hamas' terror attack on Oct. 7, 2023.

An Israeli official speaking to The New York Times admitted that if the ICC issues any warrants, it would be seen as a “humbling moral rebuke” by a significant part of the international community. The possibility of the ICC taking such action has likely influenced the recent decision-making of the Israeli authorities.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TURKEY, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Chaney, who has more than 135,000 followers on the controversial platform, claimed that the Washington airport worker suddenly walked away from the plane when she saw Chaney get off the plane, according to the social media post.

Chaney claimed that "[a]s I approached her and she realized she’d be assisting me and not one of the smaller passengers she started to walk away with the wheelchair while making comments about my size."

The twist is that Chaney is actually able to walk. But she said she was "blatantly ignored" by the worker, which forced her to walk up "one of the longest jet bridges I've encountered."

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I once had a favorite meme I would push out as kind of a tongue-in-cheek that said “When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals”. Seemed pretty funny at the time.

Today, not so funny. In fact, what we are experiencing is very real.

Let’s take a look at the definition of tyranny according to legaldictionary.net:

  1. An oppressive or severe form of government
  2. An unrestrained use of authority or power
  3. A state ruled by, or government of, an absolute ruler
  4. Excessive severity
  5. Cruel and unfair treatment by someone in authority

What we lack in the world, not just the United States, is a system of checks and balances. Governments are out of control as they care very little about the laws they have established unless it relates to you the citizen, and they certainly give complete disregard for the voting system as we are finding out they have been manipulating the outcomes to meet their agenda for quite some time.

Our rights to free speech are all but gone and our ability to assemble peacefully is now seen as extremism. Think about it for a minute, when Patriots assemble to voice their concern, they have to worry that either the assembly will be infiltrated by people seeking to create a negative image of them, or those same people causing violence, thus putting Patriots front and center as targets by their own government.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, WHITE HOUSE
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Marguerite Higgins was a war correspondent who covered significant events in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. She died in 1966 at the age of 45 from a tropical/subtropical disease she got in Vietnam. Her statement above might be applied to the Cold War; for it can be said that there are no real experts on the Cold War. It is so vast a subject, with so many moving parts, that few historians can see the whole of it (or the essence of it). Even a Cold War historian and master of the facts like John Lewis Gaddis revealed his inability to digest the terrifying truth about Soviet communism when he suggested the United States had overreacted to the Soviet threat. This overreaction was sincere, he explained, but then he added, “Fear, after all, can be genuine without being rational.”[ii]

Gaddis thought America had no rational reason to fear communism. Here we are left to question the historian’s rationality. Communist leaders have often stated their world revolutionary ambitions. But that was just talk, right? A liberal professor might say that we should consider the more pragmatic policies of Lenin and Stalin, which supposedly prove that they were always ready to make peace with capitalism. Here we are asked to forget the murderous criminality of the communist leaders, and to omit their aggressive schemes. The Nazis never got this same benefit of the doubt. John Lewis Gaddis would have never dared to write that the Western powers overreacted to Hitler’s aggression in 1939. A double standard is clearly visible in our historian’s treatment of the communists. This is because the communists are masters of information warfare, and they would never allow the West to employ selective memory when it comes to Nazi crimes. When it comes to communist crimes, however, we are encouraged to forget. We are not allowed to conclude that communism was and is as evil as Nazism.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Former President Donald Trump had a lot to say about President Joe Biden during his speech at the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on Friday evening. A huge chunk of his criticism of the president had to do with Bidenomics and the rising inflation.

“Groceries are up 22 percent, eggs are up 50 percent, electricity’s up 40, 50, 60 percent, gasoline is up 56 percent, car insurance — you can’t even get it,” Trump stated.

“It’s up 52 percent if it’s available, and then if you need it, they don’t give it to you. They fight you like hell. And, meanwhile, real wages are down by almost five percent. This is what we have. This is Bidenomics,” Trump added.

Trump went on to note that inflation under the Biden administration has made it impossible for Americans to afford to buy homes, cars or even pay their rents.

“His inflation catastrophe is, in effect, a colossal tax on American families. We will call it the ‘Biden Inflation Tax. It’s the biggest tax in history. It’s called an inflation tax. It’s about 50 percent. This is like going to Congress and raising your hand for a 50 percent tax — that’s what it is. When I left office, and we had virtually no inflation we had nothing, only success,” Trump said.

The GOP presumptive nominee then said that the Biden price hikes are continuing to drain $1,165 dollars from the typical Minnesota family budget every single month.”

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The Russian air defense shot down 9 ATACMS missiles and 61 Ukrainian drones over the past night, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Since 2023, Ukraine has been attacking Russian civilian infrastructure in the wake of apparent military setbacks. Russian officials have repeatedly stressed that deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure is an act of terrorism that represents the criminal nature of the Kiev regime.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The third saturday of May is celebrated in the United States as Armed Forces Day, an observance honoring all members of the country’s military. But many experts are not joining the celebrations, raising concerns about the state of the US troops.

This year’s Armed Forces Day in the United States takes place as Washington's war machine appears to be but a shadow of its former self, its reputation tarnished by the de facto humiliating defeat in Afghanistan in 2021 and the inability to stop Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping lanes.

The decline of the once-powerful US Armed Forces could be traced to the 1990s, the time right after the end of the Cold War, argued former US State Department counterterrorism analyst Scott Bennett.

What started with reforms to those who could serve eventually “cascaded into an avalanche of social justice, acquainted theorems and attitudes towards the military," he said.

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The proxy war has put NATO weaponry to the test and found it to be lacking.

“The US has been Ukraine's single most important ally” in its conflict with Russia, observes analysis from Business Insider Friday, but Kiev’s use of American weapons systems has left it reliant on technology with “serious flaws.”

The website’s investigation reveals Russian superiority in a number of areas, including drones and electronic warfare, as well as the deficiencies of the United States’ military production sector.

“One area in which the US has revealed its shortcomings is in electronic warfare,” the author writes. “Russia's jamming systems have created major issues with Western precision weaponry, including GMLRS rockets and Excalibur artillery shells. Russia's electronic warfare units have become increasingly adept at scrambling the GPS navigation systems used to guide the missiles and shells to their targets, sending them off course and rendering them useless.”

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The protests also marked the 76th anniversary of the mass expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians by Zionists upon the establishment of the Israeli regime in 1948. 

Palestinians refer to the tragic event, which falls on May 15 each year, as the Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe. 

Protesters in the United States rallied to commemorate the Nakba and call for an end to Israel’s war on Gaza.

NY police grab protesters 

A peaceful protest was held in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn in New York on Saturday but police used violence to prevent it and disperse the participants.

According to Al Jazeera, New York police made over a dozen arrests, grabbed some protesters in random, and dragged them away as people yelled at officers to stop.  

The Doha-based news outlet said officers also beat and punched demonstrators on their upper bodies and around their heads. 

“Genocide is Biden’s legacy”

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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This exchange of fire has diminished their hope of returning to their settlements at the beginning of September, as expressed in statements by Israeli officials at both political and military-security levels, as well as by heads of authorities in the north, along with experts, commentators, and settlers. 

Overall, their statements indicate that Hezbollah has made strategic achievements against Israel, dragging it into a war of attrition, causing military, economic, and social damage that will take a long time to recover from.

Settlers in the north are feeling humiliated. Israeli political and military officials acknowledge the challenging situation, with no immediate solutions in sight. 

Politically, Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Moshe Arbel, described the situation for northern settlers as difficult, highlighting that even holding a meeting with members of the Kiryat Shmona municipality outside their city has proven too risky. 

Arbel has urged the Israeli government to address the situation in the north, emphasizing that abandoning an entire area is not an option. 

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Texas landowners along the border with Mexico are sharing their experiences with border-related crime, property damage, and illegal immigrant sightings.

For Eslabon Ranch owner Greg Genitempo, border policies hit close to home. “The house has been broken into, illegals leave refrigerators and freezers open, and by the time I get there … it’s a mess,” Genitempo shared with The Texan on Thursday.

Genitempo’s ranch is located near Carrizo Springs, situated approximately 22 miles from the southern border. A 40-year-old native of Dimmit County, Genitempo says he has a good knowledge of the area’s happenings.

When asked about specific property damages he has dealt with due to illegal traffic from the border, Genitempo shared “I had a tremendous amount of fence work that had to be done because the illegals like to cut fences.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) agreed with Fox News host Sean Hannity during a Friday interview that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s refusal to hand over a recorded interview to his committee between former special counsel Robert Hur and Joe Biden is akin to tipping the 2024 election scale in favor of the president.

In February, Hur released a report detailing his investigation into Biden’s possession of classified documents which he obtained during his time as a U.S. senator and vice president. Hur determined that to be a criminal act, but he declined to file charges because he reasoned that a jury likely would not convict Biden on account of his significant mental capacity decline.

Just the news noted at the time:

Hur’s 388-page report released Thursday may have spared Biden the spectacle of a criminal prosecution similar to that his Justice Department imposed on Donald Trump, but it delivered a devastating blow to the 46th president’s re-election hopes by going out of its way to explain criminal charges weren’t levied in part because jurors might see Biden as a dottering, forgetful old man incapable of criminal intent.

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Judge Merchan has quite a family business afloat. Judge Merchan’s son in law, Taylor Harper, who is married to Loren Merchan, works for Joe Biden’s United States Census Bureau as a geographer. Harper has access to America’s most sensitive data. This could allow Loren Merchan to use the data for her Authentic Campaigns Firm, and Judge Merchan could use the data in his courtroom. Judge Merchan’s conflict of interests keeps piling up. Laura Loomer exclusively reported that New York Democart Rep. Dan Goldman had been mailing checks from his campaign to Judge Merchan’s daughter’s personal home in Richmond, Virginia. In an apparent attempt to cover up the fact that he was sending checks to Merchan’s daughter’s home, Rep.Goldman wrote the checks to Authentic Campaign instead of Authentic Campaigns. This is a major FEC violation. Loomer was the first to report that Judge Merchan’s daughter, Loren, is the partner and part-owner of Authentic Campaigns, a firm whose “featured client “is the Biden-Harris Campaign. Merchan’s conflicts of interests are playing a significant role in the growing lawlessness happening in Joe Biden’s America.

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War Cabinet Minister and former Army General Benny Gantz has threatened to resign unless Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepts his plan for the resolution of the Gaza conflict that could lead to Palestinian statehood.

Tel Aviv faces increasing demands to resolve the Gaza War amid domestic toil, an expert has told Sputnik.

His comments come after Israel's War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz threatened to resign unless Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepts Gantz’s plan for the resolution of the Gaza conflict.

The plan in question involves the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip and the creation of a multinational civilian administration.

While Gantz set the deadline for this plan at June 8, Netanyahu claimed that acquiescing to these demands would result in a defeat for Israel.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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