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Wafaa Jarrar has been severely wounded in an explosion during her arrest in Jenin last month

Wafaa Nayef Zuhdy Jarrar, 49, has sustained serious wounds following her arrest by Israeli forces last week (Arab48)

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Israeli prison authorities have released a wounded Palestinian detainee soon after her arrest to evade responsibility for her serious medical condition, her family and a rights group told Middle East Eye.

Wafaa Jarrar, 49, was violently detained by the Israeli army during an incursion into Jenin in the occupied West Bank on 21 May.

An explosive device hit the military vehicle transferring Jarrar to the al-Jalama military camp near Jenin, causing severe wounds in her legs, according to the Israeli army.

The circumstances of the explosion remain unknown, and no further details have been While in detention, Jarrar underwent the amputation of her legs in the Israeli Afula Hospital, and during that time, an Israeli court issued a decision to transfer her to administrative detention for a period of four months, subject to renewal.

After several tests, it was found that Jarrar had suffered other injuries, including one in the spine and lungs, so Israel announced her immediate release and transfer from Afula hospital to hospitals in the occupied West Bank, which her family considered a renunciation of treatment.

She is currently at the intensive care unit at Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin.

Her husband, Abdul Jabbar Jarrar, had been in Israeli custody since February and is not aware of his wife's condition.

Home ransacked

Huthaifa Jarrar, her son, told Middle East Eye that the storming of the house was "brutal".

"The soldiers deliberately smashed the furniture, vandalised the contents, and painted the Star of David on the walls," he said. "They also shouted at my mother several times, demanding that she hand over any sum of money she had."

"When the soldiers didn’t find any money, they stole her gold jewellery and celebrated inside the house, chanting racist slogans," he added.

Claire's Observations: "The most moral Army in the world, MY ASTROLABE!!

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Cybercriminals can do lasting damage to internet routers protected by weak credentials by exploiting the right remote access features. Black Lotus researchers discovered one such "destructive" event last October that bricked hundreds of thousands of routers.

Analysts at Black Lotus Labs dubbed the cyber-incident the "Pumpkin Eclipse," as it was felt across several Midwest states by the end of October last year. Between October 25 and 27, over 600,000 small office/home office (SOHO) routers were taken offline, unable to access the internet.

The unnamed criminals targeted two router models manufactured by ActionTec (T3200, T3260), but the method used to access those devices is still unknown. The hackers didn't use exploits or zero-day vulnerabilities, which suggests they used brute force to attack weak authentication credentials or may have entered through an exposed administrative interface.

Once in, the cyber-criminals used a well-known remote access trojan (RAT) named Chalubo to download and install malicious firmware on the compromised routers. The firmware rendered the SOHO devices "permanently inoperable," forcing the ISP to replace them to restore internet connectivity. Security researchers have known about the Chalubo RAT since 2018. The malware has advanced features such as encrypted communications, DDoS capabilities, and custom Lua script execution.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI
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The White House announced Monday that President Joe Biden would not attend a 'peace summit' scheduled in Switzerland with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but would send Vice President Kamala Harris instead. 

The news is a blow to Zelensky who has publicly been pressuring Biden to attend the summit, planned for June 15-16 at the luxury Bürgenstock hotel after the G-7 summit meetings for world leaders in Italy. 

Biden has other plans, as he is scheduled to leave the G-7 summit and return to Los Angeles for an A-list fundraiser with former President Barack Obama, actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel

Kimmel will moderate a conversation between Biden and Obama during the fundraiser where tickets go as much as $500,000 for the Biden victory fund. 

Last week, Zelensky said Russian President Vladimir Putin would celebrate if Biden did not attend the peace summit. 

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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As I’ve been documenting for the past year, the COVID experts have been contradicting themselves six ways from Sunday. As charlatans, they’re abject failures. They can’t keep their own story straight.

Thanks to an alert reader, I’ve come across a new blockbuster.

BY THEIR OWN STANDARDS, the FDA should never have allowed the Pfizer COVID vaccine to be shot into a single arm. The Agency’s Emergency Use Authorization was a crime—according to their own data.

Here we go.

The document, posted on the FDA website, is titled, “Vaccines and Related Biological Products; Advisory Committee Meeting; FDA Briefing Document Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.” [1]

It is dated December 10, 2020. The date tells us that all the information in the document is taken from the Pfizer clinical trial, based on which the FDA authorized the vaccine for public use.

A key quote is buried on page 42: “Among 3410 total cases of suspected but unconfirmed COVID-19 in the overall study population, 1594 occurred in the vaccine group vs. 1816 in the placebo group [who received a saltwater shot].”

Those shocking numbers have never seen the light of day in news media.

The comparative numbers reveal that the vaccine was not effective at preventing COVID-19. It was certainly not 50% more effective than no vaccine at all—the standard for FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

To make all this clear, I need to back up and explain the theory of the vaccine clinical trial.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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NOTE: Judge Napolitano was not on this flight, but his trip to the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum was also cancelled, details unclear.

Webmaster addition: There does seem to be a lot of confusion in this story, especially about Napolitano.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE
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CHICAGO – Graduation is an important moment for many Americans. More than just pomp and circumstance, the ceremonies mark when students are handed the most coveted testimonial in academic life: A diploma.

But for some college students who participated in pro-Palestinian protests, campus activism has cost them their degrees – at least for a while.

“Four years and just a criminal record, nothing else,” said Youssef Hasweh, one of four students at the University of Chicago who have had their degrees withheld pending an investigation into a protest encampment. “A decade of (high school and college) work down the toilet because I decided to express my free speech.”

Students being denied conferment – some of whom have faced arrests, expulsions, suspensions and other disciplinary action – say they're in limbo and are being made into examples. As they await appeals processes and the results of university investigations, they're preparing for an uncertain future. In the worst-case scenario, they'll be saddled with debt and will have no degree to show for it

Claire's Observations: To the University of Chicago Trustees; and others around this country and around the world,  a word, please.

How, in the halls of Academia, did Israel become the 6,000 ton gorilla in the room, which no one dares talk about, peacefully and logically,  in terms of its treatment of Palestinians?   Is it possibly because of the large donations Israel lavishes upon schools which insist in "towing the Israeli agenda line", even when  that agenda is dead wrong?

What is the blackmail/quid pro quo, going on here, because it must be very pervasive, that" alleged" educational institutions have called in the cops to forcibly and violently arrest students who were demonstrating peacefully?!?

I am paraphrasing now, but to find out the limits of one's freedom of speech, find the people or institutions you are forbidden to criticize; then, you will know precisely where you are, in terms of an allegedly "free society."

And by the way, as far as I am aware, the By -di-Byidenistas have not yet suspended the Constitution or Bill of Rights;  and these kids have every right to peacefully protest the carnage in Gaza, under the First Amendment to that Constitution; that you are punishing them in this manner for so doing, reflects horrifically on the leadership of this university, and  forever destroys its reputation as a place upholding "academic freedom of inquiry"

Through the cold and unforgiving eye of history, future students, and academics will look at this period in the University's history, as one of shame, and outrage as to what has happened to these students.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Former MIT associate professor Jeremy England, an ordained rabbi, wrote in Tablet Magazine that Jews need to fully reject any "lingering" sense of Christian morality and embrace ethnically cleansing Gaza in accordance with Talmudic law.

In an article last week titled "Live by the Law or Die on the Cross," England said that "Israel must stop pretending it is a nation like any other."

"[W]e should conquer, annex, and resettle parts of Gaza so that Jews and friendly gentiles both can live there safely," England said.

"If our own, unsurpassably subtle ethical tradition guides us to these policies, then it is only our lingering ideological subjugation to the Western tradition that makes them seem scandalous," he continued. "Like the Jew among nations, Israel constantly struggles with its half-successful attempt to blend in with the crowd and pretend to be a member like any other, and it is time to put an end to this paralyzing charade."

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, RELIGION/ATHEISM, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Back in January 2024, Britain’s Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer arrived in Davos on the invitation of the World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak decided not to attend the Davos Venue: 

“Number 10 has not provided an explanation for his absence but the Prime Minister is facing significant problems at home”.

Starmer started his election campaign in the Swiss Alps, in conformity with Klaus Schwab’s  Fourth Industrial Revolution 

Starmer was presented at Davos in January as the WEF’s  “favourite candidate” for the position of  PM,

Ironically, the actual announcement of the U.K. July election was released by PM Sunak several months later.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Want to see some actual crime and corruption? This is what true campaign finance malfeasance looks like.

In the 90’s MBNA was Biden’s biggest campaign contributor. In addition, executives would send memos out “encouraging” employees to donate to Biden. The company hired Hunter Biden and continued paying him even AFTER HE LEFT the company. An MBNA executive bought Biden’s house for full asking price and then MBNA reimbursed that executive for a portion of the purchase price. It’s all true.

In return Biden would go on the Senate floor and fight for the rights of the credit card companies over the rights of the American people. This is what our politicians get away with.

This isn’t shocking to anyone who’s paid even the slightest attention to Joe Biden’s lengthy history of crime and politics. He’s always been known as one of the dumbest politicians in DC, but also one of the biggest opportunists. When you consider the entire picture, it all makes sense. Who’s a better puppet “president” than the guy with so many skeletons in his closet he could build a bone army? Biden is protected because he is a product of the Swamp, used repeatedly to achieve goals and defeat political enemies. When he’s no longer useful, he’ll be discarded. His days are numbered, but this sham “conviction” against Trump may have just bought him some time, but not much.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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There were many COVID martyrs—brave warriors who challenged the regime’s twisted COVID and vaccine narratives and ultimately lost their jobs and reputations and were “canceled” by the vaccine-obsessed left-wing mob. Many of these martyrs were athletes who refused to take the jab and found themselves publicly ostracized, banned, or even fired. Tennis champ Novak Djokovic famously declared he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than be forced to get a COVID vaccine, and he stuck to his guns, even when the media and the mob threw everything they had at him. In the end, he had the last laugh when he won the US Open. Another one of those rebel athletes, NBA player Kyrie Irving, proclaimed that his decision not to take the COVID jab was bigger than basketball—it was about his life. Right on cue, he was demonized for making an informed—and, as it turns out, smart—decision for himself.

Well, now, Kyrie Irving’s story has come full circle. Just two years after the NBA forced him to sit out for refusing the beastly jab, he’s making a triumphant return to the finals.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Last month, the Israeli military declared that it had taken “tactical control” of the Philadelphi corridor, the strategically important nine-mile-long and 300-foot-wide buffer zone between Gaza and Egypt. I

sraeli officials say that they took this action as part of an effort to decapitate Hamas roughly eight months into this war, claiming that the Palestinians have used this corridor to set up tunnels for funneling arms.

But these tunnels have been used to bring all types of goods and services, not just weapons, into Gaza — even if authorities in Egypt, which has officially been imposing its own blockade on Gaza since 2007, have not been openly admitting so. These tunnels connecting Egypt and Gaza have given the Palestinians in the besieged enclave some sort of a lifeline. Now the blockade will be even tighter and Gaza’s humanitarian disasters are only set to worsen.

“The direct control of the [Philadelphi corridor] by Israel means the complete encirclement of Gaza, which in prior years [the Israelis] left that one part of the borders to a joint Egyptian-Palestinian control. For Palestinians it denies them all hope of an Israel-free part of their borders,” Nabeel Khoury, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, told RS.

“Israel’s takeover will make it that much harder for humanitarian aid to get through. Israel’s right wing is getting its desired goal here: Full encirclement of Palestinians and denial of all means of livelihood — in other words a step closer to driving out whoever is still alive once this war ends, if it ever does,” added the former US diplomat.

Tags: EGYPT, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Today, I bring to your attention another government policy that’s about to take effect that will crush domestic air travel under the guise of national security.

Independent journalist Patrick Webb reports that the US government plans to launch its heavily criticized federal ID program, called Real ID, for domestic air travel on May 7, 2025.

Webb stated in a series of posts to X Sunday that this will ban all adults from domestic flights unless they have replaced traditional state-issued IDs with Real IDs, raising significant concerns about privacy and state surveillance.

Webmaster addition: And what about the illegal aliens?

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday the United States could face “fatal consequences” if it ignored Moscow’s warnings not to let Ukraine use weapons provided by Washington to strike targets inside Russia.

Ryabkov was commenting on President Joe Biden’s decision last week to approve the use of U.S.-supplied weapons to hit targets inside Russia that were involved in attacks on Ukraine’s Kharkiv region.

“I would like to warn American leaders against miscalculations that could have fatal consequences. For unknown reasons, they underestimate the seriousness of the rebuff they may receive,” state news agency RIA quoted Ryabkov as saying.

He referred to comments last week by President Vladimir Putin, who said NATO countries were playing with fire and risking a deeper global conflict – one of a series of warnings from Moscow about the risk of a serious escalation.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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In his opening statement, Fauci denied trying to silence officials and scientists who thought the virus was created in, or at least escaped from, the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

"The accusation being circulated that I influenced these scientists to change their minds by bribing them with millions of dollars in grant money is absolutely false and simply preposterous. I had no input into the content of the published paper," said Fauci. "The second issue is a false accusation that I tried to cover up the possibility that the virus originated from a lab. In fact, the truth is exactly the opposite."

Following his opening statement Fauci was grilled over the government's response to the pandemic - defending the CDC over mask mandates, lockdowns, and other public policy - while Democrats on the panel repeatedly bent over backwards to defend him.

Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) got into a heated exchange Fauci over the measures - at one point forcing the former NIAID director to admit that the Covid-19 vaccine doesn't stop transmission.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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These are the lines none of us would have ever wanted to write, but we have to. The current situation in and around the war in Ukraine has opened a path, which could lead to a nuclear confrontation.

Ukraine has struck another early-warning (over-the-horizon) radar, this time in Orenburg region, near Orsk, some 1500 km from Ukraine. This radar did not even look at the direction of Ukraine, which makes the strike an act of madness, or something sinister.

These strikes to the Russian early-warning system can serve only two aims:

  1. Ukrainian leadership is desperately trying to fully commit NATO to the war in Ukraine, or
  2. Strikes are a preparation for nuclear strikes to Russia by the U.S.

Needless to say that the latter is extremely speculative. However, it is one of the two motives that can be established for the strikes. Alas, we have to acknowledge its existence. We have gone through the former in our previous warning.

What is more is that, according to Kremlin, the U.S., the U.K. and France would have deployed ground-based intermediate and short-range missile system to Ukraine. These systems were previously banned by the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty from which President Trump withdraw the U.S. in February 2019, citing Russian non-compliance and missiles developed by China.

These missile systems can be used to strike deep into Russia. The risk is that, if Ukraine would continue to target the early-warning system of Russia, at some point Kremlin would simply be forced to act, because it would seriously undermine their nuclear deterrence.

Tags: NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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A proposed bill that would enforce surgical castration as opposed to chemical castration for those convicted of rape has advanced in the Louisiana legislature.

The bill is now headed to Republican Gov. Jeff Landry’s desk to be signed or vetoed.

Senate Bill 371, sponsored by state Sen. Regina Barrow, a Democrat, would sentence those 17 and older who have been convicted of the rape of a victim under the age of 13 to be physically castrated.

It passed in the state House 74–24 and in the Senate 29–9.

“Proposed law further provides that the procedure is contingent upon a determination by a court-appointed medical expert that the defendant is an appropriate candidate for surgery, which determination must be made within 60 days of imposition of sentence,” the bill reads. “Proposed law further provides that when the offender is sentenced to a period of incarceration or confinement, the procedure must be performed no later than one week prior to the release of the offender.”

The Department of Public Safety and Corrections would oversee the procedure; however, it “will not be performed if not medically appropriate.”

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A Chinese spacecraft carrying rock and soil samples from the far side of the Moon has lifted off from the lunar surface to start its journey back to Earth, according to state media.

The achievement on Tuesday is a world first and the latest leap for Beijing’s decades-old space programme, which aims to send a crewed mission to the Moon by 2030.

The Xinhua News Agency, citing the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said that the ascender of the Chang’e-6 probe took off at 7:38am local time on Tuesday (23:38 GMT) and entered a preset orbit around the moon.

It described the move as “an unprecedented feat in human lunar exploration history”.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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June 2, 2024 (GENEVA) – A humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions is unfolding in Sudan, where 18 million people are facing acute hunger and famine is rapidly approaching. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), a coalition of top humanitarian officials, has issued a dire warning, calling for immediate action to prevent mass starvation and further suffering.

The conflict, now in its second year, has displaced nearly 10 million people within Sudan, making it the country with the largest internally displaced population globally. An additional 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries.

The situation is particularly dire in Darfur, Kordofan, Aj Jazirah, and Khartoum, where millions are on the brink of famine. Al Fasher, a city in Darfur, is bracing for a potential large-scale attack that could unleash devastating humanitarian consequences across the region.

Aid workers are facing immense challenges, including systematic obstruction and denial of access by parties to the conflict. This has resulted in the closure of crucial supply routes and the deaths, injuries, and harassment of humanitarian personnel.

The IASC is urging both warring parties to prioritize the protection of civilians, allow unimpeded humanitarian access, and de-escalate the conflict, particularly in Al Fasher.

They are also calling on international donors to urgently fulfil their pledges and provide additional funding to address the escalating crisis.

Five months into the year and over a month after the International Humanitarian Conference in Paris, UN humanitarian agencies have received only 16% of the $2.7 billion required for our humanitarian response.

They urgently called on donors to fulfill their pledges made in Paris and expedite additional funding for the humanitarian appeal. With famine looming, they urged drastically scaling up life-saving aid delivery, including providing seeds to farmers before the planting season ends.

Without immediate and significant action, the IASC warns of a catastrophic scenario: widespread famine, mass displacement, increased child mortality, and heightened suffering for women and girls. The clock is ticking, and the world must act now to avert this impending humanitarian disaster.

Claire's Observations:  in the 21st century, NO child - or their families - should have to endure this.

Tags: AFRICA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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Zelensky is pushing for Russia-style sanctions against China.

This would rapidly accelerate the decline of the American Anal Empire. It would be a complete disaster for Europe, turning the whole continent into a squatter camp. The effects on the American home base would not be good either.

America is apparently giving him permission to make these sorts of statements.

It’s a bit confusing where they are trying to go with this. If I had to guess, I’d say that there are still a lot of boomers in Washington who think they can just keep bullying people, despite the fact that the last 4 years have shown that bullying simply does not work anymore.

These people can’t even bully Africa and they think they can bully China?

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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“For two years Biden was absolutely adamant that no US weapons could be used to strike Russia. Now he reverses the policy — aka, he lied. So where’s the pushback? Congress, media? What could be of greater consequence than lying the country into war with a nuclear superpower?” — Michael Tracey

Are the peoples of the Western world so completely insouciant that they do not notice that their politicians are pushing them into direct conflict with Russia? It seems Hungarians are the only European people who have any sense.
https://www.rt.com/news/598644-budapest-peace-march-nato/

The Kremlin could not issue any warnings more dire, and in response moronic Western politicians provoke harder. Are they unable to comprehend that they are provoking a nuclear war, or is it their intention to provoke a nuclear war?

Biden, Blinken, and NATO have made another U-turn. The long range missiles that Ukraine could not use for attacks on Russian territory can now be used that way, but, for now, only on military targets. But the distinction between military and non-military targets is a distinction without meaning or substance. All modern wars are attacks on civilians and infrastructure.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Did you know that Boston, Massachusetts — Brahmin Boston — has a 36 year old Chinese woke female as mayor? What else do you need to know about the speed at which white America is disappearing?

As far as I can tell, there is no white anglo-saxon protestant male or female in any top position in the Biden regime. Wherever you look in America, you see “diversity” among mayors, state attorney generals, police chiefs, university presidents, corporate executives, government officials. Many of these officials have been brought up on propaganda that white people are racist exploiters. Can these diverse officials with powerful positions be relied upon to use their positions without discriminating against demonized white people?

Back to Mayor Wu. The British Daily Mail–apparently the US media avoid this type of news–reports that Mayor WU wants to follow San Francisco’s practice and decriminalize black crime. The woke mayor wants to exclude from criminal prosecution shoplifting, receiving stolen property, breaking and entering of property, wanton and malicious destruction of property, and distribution of drugs. Mayor Wu also wants the Boston police’s gang database closed. It is discriminatory to know who the criminals are. They are the wrong color.

Last Christmas Mayor Wu organized a Christmas party but only for non-whites.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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South Korea Ends Military Agreement with North After Tit-for-Tat Balloon Quarrel

by | Jun 3, 2024

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Seoul says it is scrapping a 2018 military agreement with Pyongyang after North Korea floated hundreds of trash-filled balloons into South Korea. Pyongyang says the trash was a response to a years-long South Korean campaign that sent balloons aimed at undermining the government of Kim Jong-un into North Korea. 

Kim Yo Jong, sister of Supreme Leader Kim, issued a statement last week that said North Koreans had placed “toilet paper and waste” into balloons and floated them into South Korea. Seoul reported hundreds of balloons entering South Korea and said some contained manure. 

Kim asserted that the North Korean balloons were sent in response to balloons that South Korea floats across the border with information aimed at fomenting dissent against Pyongyang. 

“Now, the trashy Koreans are brazenly claiming that their leaflet distribution against us is “freedom of expression” and that our actions that correspond to them are a “clear violation of international law.” She continued, “Are “freedom of expression” and “international law” regulated depending on the direction in which the balloon flies?”

On Sunday, Pyongyang said it would stop sending its balloons if Seoul cut the practice as well. South Korea responded to the balloon quarrel by fully terminating a 2018 military pact that limited activity along the Korean border. Last year, Seoul partially walked back from its commitments in the agreement after Pyongyang successfully launched a spy satellite in space.

Claire's Observations:  These "balloon wars" are infantile in the extreme, on the part of the North Korean regime, and they are giving their people something to do, and something to think about, other than the general grinding poverty with which most North Koreans are living, except for the Party Elite.   

But Kim's ever burgeoning arsenal of weapons, is a cause for concern for both South Korea and the US.  I would like to hope that their Chinese enablers are  preaching "caution" right now, in their usage.

Tags: CHINA/TAIWAN, CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, KOREA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Dear American,

Do you realize that the Republican Speaker of the House, the House Democrat minority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Republican minority leader, along with an almost unanimous Congress have committed you to the support of the Israeli Genocide of Palestine, both the people and the country? “Our” representatives told Netanyahu that “we (meaning the US) join the State of Israel in your struggle against terror.” For eight months Israel has been terror bombing and destroying everything in Gaza, and “our” leaders see the slaughter of women, children, hospitals, all infrastructure as a “struggle against terror” rather than as an exercise of terror.

The Congress of the United States, supposedly our representatives, but in reality the representative of Zionist Israel, has invited Chief Genocide Leader of the World Netanyahu for whom arrest warrants are outstanding to address the United States Congress. The US Congress is doing this because the US Congress, especially its “leaders,” are paid by Israel Lobby campaign donations to defend the indefensible–the Genocide of the Palestinians and the suppression of all criticism of Israel. This will be the fouth time that Netanyahu has addressed the US Congress.

Only Senator Bernie Sanders objected: “Netanyahu is a war criminal. I certainly will not attend.” The rest of Congress is comfortable celebrating a war criminal for whom an arrest warrant is issued by the Hague-based International Criminal Court.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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