"If you cannot tell the difference between divine intervention and random stupidity, then there is for all intents and purposes no divine intervention."
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For more than three decades [since 1991], the United States of America and the United Kingdom have been waging continuous wars on Iraq to occupy this oil rich country.

The armed forces of those two countries attacked civilians with different kinds of conventional, non-conventional, and banned weapons such as cluster bombs ammunitions, napalm bombs, white phosphorous weapons and depleted Uranium weapons.

Depleted Uranium (DU) is a radioactive and chemically toxic heavy metal. If ingested, inhaled, or it enters the human body through wounds or skin, it remains there for decades.

Within the human body the (DU) particles would be a continuous source for emitting alpha particles. With its toxic effects, published research & epidemiological studies have proved that it causes serious health damages to the human body. Some of the damage to the human body is to lymph tissue, kidneys, developing fetuses, neurological system, the bones, lung fibrosis, and an increase in the risk of many types of cancer and malignancies.

Hundreds of tons of (DU) expenditure have been fired & exploded on Iraqi highly populated areas like Basrah, Baghdad, Nasriya, Dewania, Samawa, and other cities.

Exploration programs and site measurements by Iraqi and non-Iraqi researchers all proved the existence of (DU) related contamination over most Iraqi territories.

Iraq’s Minister of Environment admitted in July 23, 2007 in Cairo that “at least 350 sites in Iraq are contaminated with (DU)”. She added that the nation is facing a tremendous number of cancer cases and called for the international community to help Iraq cope with this problem.

A few years after exposure to (DU) contamination, multifold increase of malignancies, congenital malformations, miscarriages, children leukemia, and sterility cases have been registered in suburb areas of Basrah and other surrounding areas. Similar problems appeared in Falluja, where illegal weapons were also used intensively in the 2004 attack of occupation forces on the city. More than two million of the Iraqi population died since 1991 because of the synergic multiple impact of using (DU) weapons, economical sanctions, and the destruction of the health care systems.

The economical sanction that were also imposed by USA and UK administrations deprived the children and people of Iraq their rights in food,  potable water, health care, sanitation and other life supporting necessities.

The USA and UK administrations have subjected the whole nation of Iraq for two decades to torture and slow death through the intentional use of radioactive weapons and the sanctions. The continuous and intentional use of radioactive weapons is a crime against humanity due to its undifferentiating harmful health effects on civilians in contaminated areas tens of years to come after the military engagements. The existence of (DU) radioactive contamination in the surrounding environment is a continuous source of exposure to low level radiation. This exposure can be considered as a systematic attack on Iraqi civilians in an armed conflict, according to Article 4 of the official regulations and Article 7 of the ICC

Claire's Observations:  Take a look at these images of kids, damaged with DU from their parents' exposure, and tell me with a straight face, that  you would condone the actions of any government which caused this (warning:  very graphic images; extreme discretion  advised)

Selected photos of children born in Fallujah between 2008 and 2010, showing severe neurodevelopmental disorders, in the form of multiple birth defects  

Tags: ASSASSINATION, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, GULF/OTHER OIL, IRAQ, MIDDLE EAST, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Ethiopia’s government on Thursday dismissed allegation its soldiers massacred scores of civilians last month in the country’s restive Amhara region as the West is demanding an investigation into the killings.

A rebellion broke out in Amhara — Ethiopia’s second-biggest province — last year when the government moved to dissolve regional forces and absorb them into the federal army. Later, rebels captured several towns across the region before retreating to the countryside.

Rights monitors have documented a range of human rights abuses by government forces during the conflict, including alleged extra-judicial killings.

Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission says at least 45 civilians were killed by troops in the Amhara town of Merawi following clashes with a local militia in January. Another national rights body put the death toll at over 80. Both organizations said the killings included shootings that occurred during house-to-house searches.

Claire's Observations:  Genocide against people with whom a government disagrees, politically, is a lousy way to run any country, including Ethiopia.  

That being said, A google search this morning, reveals the following: "Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and one of the oldest in the world with over 3000 years of history. In 980 BC, the Kingdom of D'mt extended its realm over Eritrea and the northern region of Ethiopia, while the Kingdom of Aksum maintained a unified civilization in the region for 900 years."   I think at this point, Ethiopia needs to be left to its own devices to resolve this genocide against its own people; the truth will come forward,and hopefully, this will never, ever happen again in its history.

Tags: AFRICA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Friday is Day 2 of Fani’s Follies – And it looks to be lit!

On Day 1 we learned that Fani likes her some Grey Goose Vodka, that she paid her beau in cash during their lavish trips, and that she likely lied about the start of her relationship with Nathan Wade.  We also learned that Fani’s father told her she always keeps cash in the house.

Fani told the court:

 

“When you meet my father, he’s going to tell you as a woman, you should always have — which I don’t have, so don’t tell him that — should have at least six months in cash at all time,” Willis explained about the large sums of cash she would need lying around to not hit the ATM to repay Wade. “I don’t know why this old Black man feels like that, but he does.”

Fani added that she keeps between $500 and $15,000 in her house and never reimbursed Wade more than a few thousand.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland announced 20 million euros ($21.46 million) in support for the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) on Thursday and urged countries that have suspended funding to resume and expand support to the agency.

UNRWA, which provides healthcare, education and other services, has been pitched into crisis since Israel alleged that 12 of its 13,000 staff in Gaza were involved in the Oct. 7 Hamas-led attack on Israel that precipitated the Israel-Hamas war.

The allegations prompted a number of countries to suspend funding, including the United States, its largest donor. Dublin contributed 18 million euros directly to UNRWA in 2023, part of 36 million euros provided to the Palestinian people.

Claire's Observations:  Good on the land of my (legally US processed) Irish ancestors!!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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A Palestinian girl has her arm measured for malnutrition at a medical tent set up by MedGlobal in cooperation with UNICEF, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 14, 2024. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Medical workers held strips of plastic around the upper arms of small children in a Rafah tent, measuring the circumferences of their arms for signs of wasting flesh as a hunger crisis hits Gaza after months of Israel's military campaign there.

One small girl of two and a half years had tiny arms, the skin already starting to hang loose after her weight plummeted from 11kg before the conflict to just 7kg now, said her mother Hana Tabash.

Initial data from measurements taken around Gaza shows 5% of under fives in the tiny, crowded Palestinian enclave are now acutely malnourished, the U.N. humanitarian office OCHA said last week.

Claire's Observations:  Take a good hard look at this child; now, imagine that this was YOUR child.  And remember:  In Israel and the US, children are measured for growth; NOT MALNUTRITION!!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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A five-time deported illegal alien is now accused of killing a 10-year-old boy walking home from school in Midland, Texas, in a hit-and-run crash.

Rogelio Ortiz-Olivas, a 50-year-old five-time deported illegal alien from Mexico, has been arrested and charged with drunk driving and causing a fatal hit-and-run crash that ultimately killed 10-year-old Alex “AJ” Wise, Jr.

Midland is less than four hours from the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to the Midland Police Department, on Feb. 8, Ortiz-Olivas was driving a truck when he hit Wise, who was walking home from school. Immediately, police said, Ortiz-Olivas fled the scene, leaving Wise in critical condition.

Wise was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, but died from his injuries the following morning. Wise was a student at IDEA Travis and his family described him as “the sweetest, coolest, funniest little boy you ever would meet” in a GoFundMe post.

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Mike Davis, founder of the Article III Project, joined Steve Bannon on The War Room following the Fani Willis spectacle today broadcast on live TV from Fulton County.

It must have been a very long day for the Trump-hating fake news media.

Mike Davis told Steve Bannon that what he witnessed today was “the worst testimony I think I’ve ever seen.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait’s emir on Thursday dissolved parliament after a lawmaker reportedly insulted the ruler, the latest dissolution to strike the oil-rich nation’s legislature amid years of political gridlock.

The state-run KUNA news agency announced the decree from the country’s ruling emir, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmad Al Jaber. It blamed “offensive and uncontrolled” utterances by lawmakers for the decision, without elaborating.

On Wednesday, the Cabinet reportedly refused to attend parliament after lawmakers refused to delete remarks by one of their colleagues that purportedly insulted Sheikh Meshal. Kuwaiti law prohibits any criticism of the emir.

Domestic political disputes have been gripping Kuwait for years — including the overhaul of Kuwait’s welfare system — which prevented the sheikhdom from taking on debt. That’s left it with little in its coffers to pay bloated public sector salaries, despite generating immense wealth from its oil reserves.

Parliament has been repeatedly dissolved after failing to move forward, with Kuwait’s Constitutional Court in 2023 annulling a 2022 decree overturning another such annulment. The country’s late emir then annulled that parliament again and held an election for a new parliament, which now has been annulled with Thursday’s decision.

Kuwait, a nation home to some 4.2 million people that’s slightly smaller than the U.S. state of New Jersey, has the world’s sixth-largest known oil reserves.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, GULF/OTHER OIL, MIDDLE EAST
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Barghouti has remained influential among Palestinian politics and has been suggested as a potential successor to current president 88-year-old Mahmoud Abbas [Getty]]

Palestinian leader and high profile prisoner Marwan Barghouti has been transferred to solitary confinement by Israel on Wednesday over fears he is coordinating an uprising in the occupied West Bank.

Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir stated Barghouti was moved from Ofer prison to solitary confinement following information about a planned uprising.

This is not the first instance of Israel rushing to transfer Fatah leader Barghouti amid soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank following near daily raids and arrests by Israeli forces in towns and cities.

Early Thursday, the Israeli military stormed Tulkarm, Beitunia, Shu'fat refugee camp, and Nablus. On Wednesday, Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron, shot and killed a young man and injured ten others with live bullets and tear gas, as reported by The New Arab’s sister paper, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed

In recent weeks, Barghouti has returned to the fore amid speculation that the popular and enigmatic leader could be one of the prisoners released under the ongoing Hamas-Israel truce talks.

Claire's Observations: Putting Barghouti in solitary confinement, makes it much easier to mask a successful assassination as an urgent "medical crisis, gone mammary glands vertical ", should they choose to do this.  

But I would like to politely suggest to the Middle East's Assassination Nation,. that the murder of Barghouti, is going to exacerbate the situation, not only with Hamas and Hezbollah, but with every Muslim Middle East nation surrounding them, and THEN some.

And one question which SHOULD be keeping the Israeli military  and civilian leadership awake at night is this; What happens when Russia and China make a decision to enter the fray in behalf of the Palestinians and Iranians?!?

Tags: CHINA, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Radical Illinois State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) has proposed House Bill 4876 to amend current legislation, the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, to say an “abused child” is one whose parents deny abortion services, or “gender-affirming services.”

The definition of an abused child under the proposed bill is “a child whose parent or immediate family member, or any person responsible for the child’s welfare, or any individual residing in the same home as the child, or a paramour of the child’s parent denies the child access to necessary medical care, including, but not limited to, primary care services, abortion services, or gender-affirming services.”

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Words they're considering teaching officers include "cis heteronormativity," "gender nonconforming," "genderf*ck," and "pangender."

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Major energy companies awarded licences by Israel to explore for gas off Gaza's coast have been warned that they could face legal action for possible breaches of Palestinian maritime sovereignty and war pillaging.

Israel's Ministry of Energy granted exploration rights to three companies - Italian energy giant Eni, UK-based Dana Energy and Israel's Ratio Petroleum - three weeks after the war on Gaza began in October.

Lawyers working on behalf of three Palestinian NGOs - Al Haq, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights - notified the companies in letters this month that they would use "all legal mechanisms to the fullest extent" if they proceeded and called on them to desist from any activities relating to the licences.

The organisations contend that over half of the zone for which the companies were awarded licences lies within Palestine's maritime boundaries.

Those boundaries were declared in 2015 when the Palestinians acceded to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the international agreement providing the legal framework for all marine and maritime activities.

Claire's Observations: Corporations hate fines and penalties; but I have to wonder, if this case is found against them, what legal entities will actually enforce the verdict financially?!?

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, GULF/OTHER OIL, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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On Thursday afternoon, Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney leading the high-profile case against Donald Trump and his associates, lost her composure and screamed in the courtroom. The outburst was a dramatic response to accusations made against her, forcing the judge to halt the proceedings momentarily.

The hearing, which has been under the national spotlight due to its significant implications for the 2024 presidential election, took a contentious turn as defense attorneys pointed to a potential conflict of interest.

The controversy centers on a previously undisclosed romantic relationship between Willis and Nathan Wade, a key prosecutor working on the case. The situation reached a boiling point when Willis, evidently frustrated by the line of questioning, raised her voice to denounce the allegations as false.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, on 13 February, gave a formal condemnation of the Israeli attacks against Palestinian civilians in Rafah and called on Tel Aviv to halt its military operations.  

“China is closely watching the developments in Rafah,” the spokesperson read. “We oppose and condemn acts against civilians and international law. We call on Israel to stop military operations as soon as possible, do everything possible to avoid casualties among innocent civilians, and prevent a more devastating humanitarian disaster in Rafah.” 

Israel is planning to carry out a ground operation in Rafah where over 1 million Palestinians have been internally displaced, with thousands seeking shelter in public squares and make-shift tents.  

On Monday, Israel launched a series of over 40 airstrikes on Rafah that killed over 100 people and injured hundreds more. The onslaught, carried out by the Israeli air force, navy, and other artillery, inflicted devastation on displaced Palestinians in the region.

Claire's Observations:  It will be interesting to see what China actually is willing to do, other than the pro-forma "virtue signaling"  to get the Assassination Nation to stop its genocide in Gaza.  

As reported from a Google search this morning, "Overview In December 2023, China exported $840M and imported $694M from Israel, resulting in a positive trade balance of $146M. Between December 2022 and December 2023 the exports of China have decreased by $-480M (-36.4%) from $1.32B to $840M, while imports increased by $142M (25.8%) from $551M to $694M."

One has to wonder, looking at these figures, what China is really prepared to do, to get Israel to stop the genocide in Gaza; , after looking at these numbers,  I would almost be willing to bet,  absolutely nothing.

Tags: CHINA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Former President Trump says the charges against him in Fulton County, Georgia, "have to be dropped," telling Fox News Digital that the case is a "scam" while District Attorney Fani Willis testified publicly about an allegedly "improper" affair she had with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Willis took the stand in Georgia on Thursday to defend her relationship with Wade, whom she hired in 2021 to help prosecute the former president in a sweeping racketeering case related to the 2020 election.

Trump co-defendant Michael Roman alleged in court filings last month that Willis should be disqualified from the case, claiming that she financially benefited from hiring Wade because of their personal relationship. 

Both Willis and Wade confirmed their relationship under oath in court Thursday, but testified that the romantic involvement began in early 2022 after Wade's contract in the Trump case began.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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