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"Every revolution begins with a single act of defiance" -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Jareh Sebastian Dalke, a 32-year-old former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison on Monday for attempting to sell classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as a Russian official. U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore described Dalke’s actions as “as close to treasonous as you can get” during the sentencing hearing in Denver.

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The CIA is preparing for an “infinite race” with China for artificial intelligence and top technology, making getting the best tools a leading priority for America’s spies.

CIA Director William J. Burns has made a giant pivot toward making technology a major intelligence objective, said Nand Mulchandani, the agency’s chief technology officer.

In remarks to the Hill & Valley Forum’s gathering of top technology and government officials in Washington this week, Mr. Mulchandani said the CIA is “all in” on AI for offense, defense and more. He said the CIA is building its own large language models, which are sophisticated algorithms that make generative AI tools work.

“We’re looking at transforming every single part of what the agency does, from operations to the analytic function, support functions and other pieces there,” Mr. Mulchandani said. “We don’t think there’s anything more important than this.”

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Webmaster addition: L. Fletcher Prouty was the model for the mysterious Mr. X in Oliver Stone's movie JFK.

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A mysterious, astonishing powerful chatbot appears to have been briefly released to the world – before being hidden again.

It is not known what the artificial intelligence system is, or where it came from. But what is clear is that it is among the most powerful systems in the world.

The system was first spotted on LMSYS Org, a website that benchmarks AI systems and ranks them. Users saw that the tool, named gpt2-chatbot, was briefly available to use.

Word quickly spread about the new system, which users said was as powerful as OpenAI’s GPT-4, itself among the most powerful available in the world. Some even found that it performed better than all other models on some specific tests.

But many noted that it there was no information about where the model had come from, which only helped propel speculation about the mysterious model.

But as soon as it appeared, gpt2-chatbot was taken offline. LMSYS Org said that it was the result of “unexpectedly high traffic & capacity limit”, and that the outage was temporary. “Please stay-tuned for its broader release,” the organisation said in a tweet.

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Moscow said Thursday that its military captured another village in eastern Ukraine, where in recent weeks Russian troops have reported incremental battlefield advances.

Russian forces are rushing to claim as much Ukrainian territory as possible ahead of the arrival of U.S. weapons and equipment to Kyiv's forces after months of wrangling over the military aid package in Congress.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday that its forces had "fully liberated the settlement of Berdychi."

Over the weekend, Ukraine's commander-in-chief Oleksandr Syrsky said Kyiv had retreated from Berdychi, located near the Moscow-held town of Adviika, as well as two other nearby villages to protect "the lives and health of our defenders."

Syrsky called the area around Berdychi the "most complicated" part of the front line and conceded that Russia has made "certain tactical successes" there.

Webmaster addition: So, how much of your money has Biden spent to lose Ukraine?

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Charles Manson’s hit-team killed ten people, perhaps more. That was in California, back in the summer of 1969, while the U.S. Armed Forces were busily slaughtering millions of Asians in Vietnam. And in opposition to that war, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched in mass protests—the anti-war movement.

Even GIs and military veterans were speaking out against the war. The counterculture movement was in full bloom, having started for at least since “the summer of love” two years earlier. Woodstock, an historic occasion which drew 400,000 people to a music event in Upstate New York, also took place the year of the Manson murders in that same month of August.

War, anti-war, and counterculture—it was all going on when Charles Manson and his “family” suddenly stole the show and took center stage with that series of infamous killings. First there was the Gary Hinman murder, then the Sharon Tate killings, followed by the LaBianca murders. Two more victims about whom we do not often hear were Donald Shea, a caretaker at the Spahn Ranch, and Filippo Tenerelli, who was found dead in a Bishop, California, motel.

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Forbidden words, taboo topics, witch hunts, smear campaigns, excommunications, thought-policing and book banning are no longer the trademark of fascists and right wing extremists, the profession is shared now by Jewish “anti-Zionists,” alleged “friends of Palestine.” We are left watching in astonishment and disbelief  as some “anti-Zionists” are doing the work of hyper-Zionists the likes of ADL and BoDoBJ.

I have recently witnessed the ostracizing and excommunication of two activists, Paul Eisen and Gilad Atzmon, by my local group affiliated to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) using the Zionist method of character assassination of using the labels “racist” “anti-Semitic” as a method of muffling truth.

Yet, among the numerous intellectuals and political activists that have publicly defended Atzmon are many Jews for whom I have only high praise and have expressed much admiration.

It seems that those who wish to stifle discourse are acting as controlled opposition. They attempt to block intellectual discussion, suppress academic freedom, obstruct rational and scholarly debate, filter vital information and smother serious research that examines three main identifiable problems:

The problem of the ideology of Jewish supremacy

The problem of global Jewish-Zionist networking and lobbying

The problem of idolizing the holocaust (which is used as a tool to further Zionist aims)

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James W. Carden 

Long after the current administration passes from the scene, President Joseph R. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be remembered not for their bumbling, embarrassing encounters with the Chinese, nor for their steadfast refusal to negotiate a peaceful settlement with the Russians, which set off a disastrous war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

Instead, they will likely be remembered as the abettors of Israel’s transformation of Gaza into an abattoir, and will leave a legacy as bloodstained as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s.

But, to be fair, Nixon and Kissinger knew which country was theirs; they understood that the United States and Israel have distinct and vastly different interests. Indeed, it is little remembered today that as Secretary of State, Kissinger once ordered a reassessment of this so-called “special relationship.” 

Lacking the sheen of Kissinger’s not inconsiderable wit and intellect, Tony Blinken, a protege of Marty Peretz, erstwhile publisher of the New Republic and an ideological Zionist, may one day be remembered as his generation’s Robert McNamara: a bland bureaucrat carrying out the obscene orders of his commander-in-chief.

As if more were needed to bolster such a judgment, this week, after acknowledging that five Israeli military units had engaged in gross human rights abuses, the Biden administration signaled it will not apply the Leahy Law—which prohibits aid to militaries that have committed human rights abuses—to Israel. It would be hard to improve upon the following headline from the Hill: “US finds Israeli military units violated human rights; withholds consequences.” 

In an incredible performance this Monday at Foggy Bottom, the State Department spokesman Vedant Patel (yet another foreign-born bureaucrat who clearly knows little about the country he is paid to represent) ran cover for the Israelis once again, claiming that the IDF was now in line with Leahy and all is well.

Yet, given Israel’s widespread, heavily documented crimes, including the deployment of AI systems such as Lavender AI systematically to terrorize the Palestinian population, the application of Leahy would seem a mere slap on the wrist. Yet Blinken and Biden have deemed even symbolic measures of disapproval of Israel’s rampage as too great a burden on Tel Aviv. 

If Blinken and Biden were serious about stopping the carnage, they could have applied section 6201 of the Foreign Assistance Act, which prohibits security assistance to countries blocking humanitarian aid. In late March, a group of Democratic senators and congressmen called on the administration to do just that, writing, in a letter to the President,

Federal law is clear, and, given the urgency of the crisis in Gaza, and the repeated refusal of Prime Minister Netanyahu to address U.S. concerns on this issue, immediate action is necessary to secure a change in policy by his government.

If Biden and Blinken were serious, they would have applied  Leahy and enforced the terms of the Arms Control Export Act, the U.S. War Crimes Act and the Genocide Convention Implementation Act; if they were serious, they would have supported South Africa’s case against Israel in the International Court of Justice; if they were serious, they would not have instructed UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield repeatedly to veto measures in the UN Security Council calling for a ceasefire; if they were serious, they would call for the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and others.

But they are not serious.

Claire's Observations:  Please remember, my American brothers and Sisters;  when the AAA act is signed, the posting of, or commenting on, such articles, will be illegal under US law.

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American Intifada for Gaza: What Should We Expect?

by Ramzy Baroud Posted on May 03, 2024

The mass protests at dozens of US universities cannot be reduced to a stifling and misleading conversation about antisemitism.

Thousands of American students across the country are not protesting, risking their own futures and very safety, because of some pathological hate for the Jewish people. They are doing so in a complete rejection of, and justifiable outrage over the mass killing carried out by the state of Israel against defenseless Palestinians in Gaza.

They are angry because the bloodbath in the Gaza Strip, starting on October 7, is fully funded and backed by the US government.

These mass protests began at the University of Columbia on April 17 before covering all of US geography, from New York to Texas and from North Carolina to California.

The protests are being compared, in terms of their nature and intensity, to the anti-war protests in the US against the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 70s.

While the comparison is apt, it is critical to note the ethnic diversity and social inclusiveness in the current protests. On many campuses, Arab, Muslim, Jewish, Black, Native American and White students are standing shoulder to shoulder with their Palestinian peers in a unified stance against the war.

None of them is motivated by fear that they could be drafted to fight in Gaza, as was, indeed, the case for many American students during the Vietnam War era. Instead, they are united around a clear set of priorities: ending the war, ending US support of Israel, ending their universities’ direct investment in Israel and the recognition of their right to protest. This is not idealism, but humanity at its finest moments.

Despite mass arrests, starting in Columbia, and the direct violence against peaceful protesters everywhere, the movement has only grown stronger.

On the other side, US politicians, starting with President Joe Biden, accused the protesters of anti-Semitism, without engaging with any of their reasonable, and globally-supported demands.

Once again, the Democratic and Republican establishments stood together in blind support for Israel.

Biden condemned the “antisemitic protests” describing them as “reprehensible and dangerous”.

A few days later, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, visited the university under tight security, using language that is hardly suitable for a country which claims to embrace democracy, respect freedom of expression and right of assembly.

“We just can’t allow this kind of hatred and antisemitism to flourish on our campuses,” he said, adding: “I am here today joining my colleagues, and calling on President (Minouche) Shafik to resign if she cannot immediately bring order to this chaos.”

Shafik, however, was already on board, as she was the one who had called for the New York Police Department to crack down on the protesters, falsely accusing them of anti-Semitism.

US mainstream media has helped contribute to the confusion and misinformation regarding the reasons behind the protests.

The Wall Street Journal, once more, allowed writers such as Steven Stalinsky to smear young justice activists for daring to criticize Israel’s horrendous genocide in Gaza.

“Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis and others are grooming activists in the U.S. and across the West,” he alleged, thus, once more taking a critical conversation about US support of genocide into bizarre and unsubstantiated directions.

Claire's Observations:  Please remember, my American brothers and sisters;  when the AAA is signed into law, the reporting of, or commenting on, such articles will be illegal under US law.

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The mother of a close friend died last month after suffering blood clots in the veins that drain the intestines. She was in her seventies and vaccinated for COVID-19 and sadly she died after emergency abdominal surgery. The daughter wondered if the death was vaccine-related.

Maan et al reported on one year of data from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Their results in the vaccinated are truly alarming:

“Twenty-nine patients were identified with SVT occurring with a median of 11 days (range 2–76) after the first (48%), second (41%), or third (10%) vaccination (ChAdOx1 nCov-19 (n=12) or BNT162b2 (n=14), other (n=3) Only 2 patients(7%) fulfilled criteria for definite VITT. Twenty (69%) had SVT at multiple sites, including 4 (14%) with concomitant extra-abdominal thrombosis. Only 28% had an underlying prothrombotic condition, compared to 52% in the pre-COVID SVT cohort (p=0.01). Five patients (17%) underwent bowel resection for mesenteric ischemia, compared with 3% in pre-COVID SVT (p<0.001). Two patients died shortly after diagnosis (7%).”

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Well friends, the verdict is in!

If you are opposed to Israel’s slaughter of something like 40,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, or the clearly enunciated plans by that nation’s government to ethnically cleanse the rest of historic Palestine, making the developing Eretz or Greater Israel a legally Jewish state, and are prepared to protest or speak up about it, then you are an antisemite Jew-hater and probably even a holocaust denier.

If you are a student demonstrating against the slaughter you are increasingly being referred to by talking heads and the media as a pro-Hamas terrorist.

That you must be condemned and sanctioned or even criminalized as a consequence of the labels is only fair in a country that apparently has come to believe that Jews and Israel, uniquely, cannot be criticized due to their cited ad nauseam victimhood and their anointment by God no matter what the First Amendment to the US Constitution relating to freedom of speech might say. After all, it’s just an old piece of paper though it might strike some as a bit odd that a group of people carrying out a genocide are being given a pass while those trying to stop it are being beaten, going to jail and, in some cases, being denied that degree they earned from four years at college.

That antisemites and even evil foreign governments like China are behind the recent student demonstrations over the atrocities in Gaza is gradually becoming part of the new Gospel, ritually endorsed by the cowering university administrators themselves as well as by a large majority in Congress, the White House and the mainstream media.

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Iran has added UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps, other military officials, as well as three UK companies to its sanctions list due to their support for Israel's actions against Palestine, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The updated list includes UK Defense Secretary Grant Shapps, Commander of the British Army Strategic Command James Hockenhull, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Sharon Nesmith, among other senior military officials, as well as the Royal Air Force Akrotiri military airbase on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the Rafael UK company, the Parker Meggitt company and the Elbit Systems company.

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Reuters on Friday republished with no visible changes a previously withdrawn news article on UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron reportedly saying during his visit to Kiev that Ukraine allegedly has the "right" to strike Russian territory with weapons supplied by London.

On Thursday, Reuters reported that, while visiting Kiev earlier this day, Cameron pledged 3 billion pounds ($3.74 billion) in annual military aid for Ukraine for "as long as is necessary," adding that the UK foreign secretary also stated that Ukraine allegedly has the "right" to use UK weapons to strike targets within Russia.

The news agency said later that "a Reuters story saying Britain's Foreign Secretary David Cameron promises aid to Ukraine is withdrawn, pending review of certain details in the story" and that "a revised version of the story will be published in due course."

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U.S. and Philippine officials conducted live-fire military drills designed to train troops to repel a maritime attack amid a series of confrontations with China‘s forces in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

“We are simulating a threat coming from the sea to our shorelines so we are using our multi-domain capabilities to defend our sovereignty,” Philippine Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Romulo Quemado, Jr., told reporters, per the South China Morning Post.

The live-fire drills involved a pair of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, a U.S.-made ground-based artillery system that has gained international fame during the war in Ukraine, where they have played a crucial role in striking Russian targets in flat eastern Ukrainian fields. In the Philippines, however, the latest drills showcased their ability to strike targets in the South China Sea, a vital waterway China has claimed as its sovereign territory, in defiance of an international court ruling in favor of the Philippines.

“For our HIMARS, what we do is we work as a close part of that combined joint task force to really look at potential adversaries,” U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Bernard Harrington, commander of the 1st Multi-Domain Task Force, told reporters. “We look at protecting the sovereignty here.”

A U.S. M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System fires a missile during a joint military drill between the Philippines and the U.S. called Salaknib at Laur, Nueva Ecija province, northern Philippines on Friday, March 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

That explanation could not fail to evoke the thought of a clash with China. The live-fire exercise, which occurred Thursday as part of a major annual military exercise unfolding between April 22 and May 8, took place amid a chorus of Philippine complaints about the latest confrontation between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the South China Sea, an incident this week in which a pair of Chinese coast guard vessels used high-powered water cannons against a Philippine coast guard vessel, and damaged another government agency’s vessel trying to deliver supplies to Filipino fishermen.

Claire's Observations:  This is REALLY GOING to calm things down here, right?!?

But folks, please remember one thing that might be provoking the "trigger-happiness" of By-di-Bye's Administration;  historically, the American people have never changed parties during an election, in the middle of a war.  And no matter how much carnage a war against China would cause (and they are light-years ahead of the US in their weaponry) this may well be a factor in their provoking China in this way.

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The organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics denying Russian volunteers the right to serve at the upcoming Summer Games is outright discrimination, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

"It [the act of discrimination] is obvious, there's no other way to look at it," he told journalists in response to a question about whether Russian volunteers were being discriminated against.

"We can only express regret, because among the fans, among the guests of the Olympics there will be a lot of Russian-speaking people, there will be a lot of Russian people - they live in other countries, but they will come to France," Peskov stated.

Webmaster addition: The original Olympics were totally apolitical. When the Olympics were held, warring nations would put down their arms while competing. The current trend of politicizing the Olympics betrays the true spirit of the games.

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Ukrainian President Vladimir Zenesky’s team will be severely punished wherever they might be, Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of the Other Ukraine movement and former head of the Opposition Platform - For Life party (outlawed in Ukraine), said.

"The Zelensky gang, his closest mates, their accomplices and those who committed crimes against civilians who were burnt to death in Odessa, and those whose criminal actions entailed thousands of deaths in the course of hostilities must be severely punished. They should receive just punishment no matter which country they may be staying," said in an interview with TASS dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Odessa tragedy.

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Russia is not going to participate in the conference on Ukraine in Switzerland, planned in June, or in any other events on Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's ‘peace formula’, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary.

"The Swiss organizers of the conference are openly spinning the facts. Russia is not going to participate either in the first so-called summit in Switzerland, or basically in any events promoting the ultimatum-like ‘Zelensky's formula’. Even if we will be persistently invited to such forums," Zakharova said, commenting on Switzerland's statement that at this stage Russia was not invited to the June ‘peace conference’ on Ukraine.

The diplomat emphasized that Switzerland cannot serve as a platform for a settlement dialogue. "This country has lost its neutral status, its ability to be a mediator. It has sided with the Kiev regime, actively supports it, takes an anti-Russian position, imposes sanctions against us, adopts strategies that exclude Russia from the system of European security," she said.

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Pseudo-advocates campaigning for religious freedom in the United States hypocritically ignore the Ukrainian authorities' repression against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Russian embassy has said in a commentary on its Telegram channel.

"American pseudo-advocates of religious freedom outspokenly ignore the harsh and inhuman repression of the [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky's regime against the followers of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church," the Russian embassy said. Instead of condemning Kiev's illegal actions such pseudo-activists are pointing to Russia’s special military operation as an excuse.

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In early March, President Biden and the Democrats called for the "Unity of all Americans." 

Fast forward to the Marxist revolution spreading like stage four cancer at the nation's colleges and universities, anti-Israel and counter-protesters found common ground, or perhaps a glimpse of solidarity, when both sides were heard chanting "F**K Joe Biden" this week at the University of Alabama. 

"It finally happened. Joe managed to get both sides of the protest to hate him for different reasons," X user Alex The Ghost wrote. 

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President Biden chose a strange moment to lash out at allies and humiliate them, given his administration is busy trying to build international consensus against Russia as it continues the war in Ukraine, and on sensitive flashpoint issues like the Israel-Hamas conflict.

On Wednesday Biden called Japan and India 'xenophobic' during off-camera remarks at a campaign fundraiser in D.C. He included these longtime US allies in the controversial statement alongside Washington rivals and enemies China and Russia.

Webmaster addition: India and Japan have seen what mass immigration has done to Europe and the US.

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Source: The Defender



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month approved a biotech firm’s plan to genetically engineer soybeans to produce a “plant-grown” meat protein the company calls Piggy Sooy.

Luxembourg-based Moolec Science is genetically modifying soybeans to produce porcine myoglobin, a pig protein. The end product is a “blended meat,” which is part plant, part animal.

The company, a subsidiary of the Argentine biotech group Bioceres, is also developing a yellow pea plant that produces beef protein.

Moolec’s patented technology — which the company calls molecular farming — splices pig genes into a conventional soybean. The resulting soybeans are a pink fleshy color inside and the company claims they contain 26.6% animal protein.

Martin Salinas, Moolec’s co-founder and chief of technology, said in a press release that the approval sets the stage for another food biotech “revolution” that is “paving the way for expedited adoption of Molecular Farming technology by other industry players.”

But Brian Hooker, Ph.D., chief scientific officer for Children’s Health Defense (CHD), called the technology “a nightmare in the making.”

Hooker told The Defender:

“To reduce the complexities of porcine meat into a single protein (myosin) which is the only pork protein produced by the Franken-beans is completely myopic. This is not a pork replacement, it is a recombinant myosin production factory.

“Consumers would therefore be eating a novel substance requiring extensive testing and would require something far beyond what FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] does routinely for GM [genetically modified] food.”

John Fagan, Ph.D., co-founder, CEO and chief scientist of Health Research Institute, told The Defender there is always a very real and serious concern that there will be unanticipated and unpredictable side effects associated with GM foods.

This product is particularly concerning, he said because, “Until now most GM foods fed to humans have been a minor ingredient within a product, whereas here the GM ingredient will be the primary ingredient. So people who eat it will eat much larger amounts of GM foods than they’ve eaten in the past.”

Claire's Observations:  Hey, what could possibly go wrong with this Frankenfood- except everything?!?

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Palestinian armed factions have once again stepped up attacks on remaining Israeli troops in the central Gaza Strip and other parts of the besieged enclave.

On April 30, the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, released video footage of a rocket attack against gatherings and positions of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the so-called Netzarim Corridor, a 6.8 kilometers-long Israeli-occupied belt that stretches from the Be’eri area in southern Israel to Gaza’s coast and splits the Strip in half.

The group said that the attack was carried out in cooperation with the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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The Islamic Resistance in Iraq (IRI), an umbrella group of Iranian-backed armed factions, has launched two drone attacks against what it described as vital Israel targets.

Late on May 1, the IRI said in a statement that it had attacked a “vital target” in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. And early on May 2, it announced in a separate statement another attack on a “vital target” in the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat.

The attacks were carried out in response to Israel’s “massacres” against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, according to the group’s statements.

There were reports of drone infiltration warnings or interceptions over the Golan Heights or Eilat in Hebrew media. However, this does not mean that the attacks failed as the Israeli military has the power to censor all news on attacks and security incidents.

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Al-Ashtar Brigades, a little known Iran-linked Shiite armed group in Bahrain, said on May 2 that it was responsible for a recent drone attack on the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat.

The attack, which took place on April 27, targeted the headquarters of the Trucknet land shipping company in Eilat, the group said in a statement, adding that the attack was carried out in support of the Palestinian cause and the resistance in the Gaza Strip.

“The Islamic resistance in Bahrain affirms that it will continue to move and support our patient people in resilient Gaza and that it will not stop its operations until the Zioniest aggression on Gaza is over,” the group concluded.

Al-Ashtar Brigades first surfaced in 2013, two years after the Bahraini government crushed the 2011 Shitte uprising in the country.

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