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Dec 30 06:45

State Department’s hoochie coochie man threatens Russia over Ukraine, Belarus over Poland

Poland’s top diplomat Zbigniew Rau and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the need for coordinated action to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine when they talked over the phone on Tuesday….

Rau and Blinken confirmed that “any further Russian military aggression against Ukraine will have severe consequences for the Kremlin,” the Polish foreign ministry said in a statement.

It added that the two top diplomats “discussed the current security situation in Europe, including the escalation of Russian Federation’s hostile activities towards Ukraine and the continued hybrid attack by Belarus at its border with Poland.”

Dec 29 12:27

Biden Says 'We'll See' When Asked If He Would Meet With Putin on Jan 10

US President Joe Biden seemed ambivalent about the possibility of a January meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid a standoff in Ukraine, which Washington claims Moscow is likely to invade with deterrence by NATO despite all claims otherwise from Russia.

Earlier on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council told Agence France-Presse that bilateral talks had been scheduled for January 10. Representatives from the NATO alliance are also tentatively set to meet two days later and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) the day after that.

"When we sit down to talk, Russia can put its concerns on the table and we will put our concerns on the table with Russia's activities as well," the spokesperson said.

Dec 29 12:26

Biden Opposes NDAA Provision Requiring Him to Disclose Details on Iran's Military to Congress

US President Joe Biden signed the country's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 on Monday.

Joe Biden appears to have opposed a provision in the NDAA that required him to share detailed reports on Iran's military capabilities and activities, according to a White House statement released shortly after the president signed the bill.

Biden said that several provisions of the NDAA, including one related to Iran (Sec. 1227(a)(1), which requires a "detailed description" of the country's military advancements, oil transfers, missile launches and the like, would "effectively require executive departments and agencies to submit reports to certain committees that will include highly sensitive classified information, including information that could reveal critical intelligence sources or military operational plans".

Dec 29 12:25

US State Dept. Threatens Intervention in Somalia After Farmaajo Fires PM Roble Ahead of Elections

The US has issued a startling threat to Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, better known as Farmaajo, after he attempted to remove from office Prime Minister Mohamed Roble, who is overseeing the country’s lengthy elections process.

“The US is prepared to act against those who obstruct Somalia’s path to peace,” the US State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs said on its Twitter account on Tuesday.

The statement called Roble’s attempted suspension “alarming” and added that “we support his efforts for rapid & credible elections. All parties must desist from escalatory actions & statements.”

Dec 29 11:38

Now get rid of your mandates, Joe: Ron DeSantis' office joins Kristi Noem and host of Republicans demanding Biden get rid of 'useless' sweeping nationwide rules after he admitted there was 'no federal solution' for COVID

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants President Joe Biden to scrap his 'useless' vaccine mandates after he told the leaders of 25 states that there is 'no federal solution' to the COVID-19 pandemic, his office said on Tuesday.

The Republican governors of Florida, South Dakota, Arizona and Texas plus a host of other GOP figures are calling on Biden to drop his sweeping vaccine order affecting a third of the American workforce, as well as his other nationwide COVID rules, following his comment.

Out of the four just Arizona Governor Doug Ducey participated in the call.

Dec 29 11:20

Newest Biden Appointee Is A Well-Known RACIST

According to a bombshell Monday report, the Biden Administration's Ambassador to Bahrain was blamed for disparaging Arabs with racist comments by fellow State Department staff. He was even observed treating his subordinates as "garbage" by an Abu Dhabi royal.

Ambassador Steven Bondy, a longtime career diplomat who was confirmed to his latest post on December 18, is the subject of a Politico report that cites many officials who worked under Donald Trump and Joe Biden have seen him act inappropriately toward his staff.

Dec 29 10:02

Biden And Kamala's Approval Lower Than Some SCOTUS Justices

President Joe Biden's job support rating is now lower than that of several of his top deputies, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to a sinister new poll about the 79-year-old Commander-In-Chief.

He's positioned toward the bottom of a list of federal officials that also includes GOP Congressional leaders like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Dec 29 10:00

Biden to Governors on the C-Flu: “There Is No Federal Solution”Oh?

When President Biden’s public utterances make the news, it’s sometimes hard to tell whether he’s signaling a substantive shift or merely wandering off message. On a call with governors Monday to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic, this is how Mr. Biden started his remarks: “There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level.”

Oh? During the 2020 presidential campaign, Mr. Biden pledged “to shut down the virus, not the country.” He also slammed President Trump in a debate, saying: “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.” Mr. Biden’s policies have followed that approach, as when his Education Department inserted itself into state and local debates over school mask policies.

Dec 29 09:29

Must See: Biden Admits Federal Gov Has No Solution For Omicron

President Joe Biden put the responsibility to end the COVID-19 pandemic upon the nation's governors during Monday's White House COVID-19 briefing with the National Governors Association.

Monday signaled the White House's 40th NGA coronavirus call of the year, according to White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients. It was the first in which Biden addressed the governors himself.

Dec 29 09:19

Russia Says US Is Lowering Threshold For Use Of Nuclear Weapons

As the US and Russia are preparing to hold security talks in January, Russian officials continue to criticize Washington’s military posture. On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov accused the US of lowering the threshold for the possible use of nuclear weapons.

"We in Moscow are committed to raising the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons. An opposite trend has been seen in the United States over the recent years, with the means for nuclear destruction appearing to be perceived more and more as a battlefield weapon. This is a dangerous trend," Ryabkov said, according to Russia’s TASS news agency.

Dec 29 09:15

Biden's Troubled Relationship With The Truth... And Consequences

President Biden’s approval rating has plummeted, and Democrats wonder why. The United States is facing hardships, but hardships alone don’t make a president unpopular. Leaders who are honest about the problems we face and forthright about the solutions they offer tend to do well (think, say, of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan). Unfortunately, that is not the leadership Americans are getting from this president.

Instead, the Biden administration has tried to convince the public of things that are not just untrue but implausible. To note a few, Biden did not (and does not) have a “national strategy” to defeat COVID; our southern border is not “secure;” the Afghan withdrawal was not an “extraordinary success”; the current bout of inflation is neither “temporary” nor “a good thing”; and government spending never takes “the pressure off of inflation.”

Dec 29 09:14

RIP, 'Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated'

If you spend too much time observing the way politicians speak, you'll pick up an almost perceptibly mechanical gear-shift in their heads when the brain-groove reminds them to reproduce an anecdote or talking point they have formulated so many times before. Occasionally the subconscious rebels against the alienating monotony with apologetic prefix clauses like, "That's why I like to say," or "I always tell the story that," but the pre-sets mostly override such human twitches to deliver the desired political result.

So it was for President Joe Biden's counterproductive "pandemic of the unvaccinated" slogan, which the White House COVID-19 Response Team introduced in mid-July, and which the president was still regurgitating inaccurately as late as December 14.

Dec 29 08:29

The British Want America To Go to War and Used The Beatles as Ammo

Almost every US ally claims to be a friend because of America’s military. It’s really not shared values or even interests. Other nations like being defended by a superpower, so they need not spend much on their militaries.

The result is that America has a couple score spoiled, entitled, and obnoxious "allies" who under-invest in their militaries, whine if the US looks anywhere else, demand constant "reassurance" that Washington will forever protect them even if they do nothing for themselves, and insist that it is in America’s interest to create a permanent defense dole for the indolent, disinterested, irresponsible, and greedy among them – which of course is most of them.

Dec 29 08:13

US DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TO ALLOCATE $260 MILLION FOR PESHMERGA FORCES

US President Joe Biden on Monday (December 28) signed his country's defense budget bill for 2022, which would allocate $260 million for Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and $177 million for Syrian Kurds and another force called al-Thawra.

The Voice of America published a report and said Biden's signature directly makes the project lawful. In other words, the Department of Defense (DOD) can start spending the $771 billion allocated to it next year.

This time, the Pentagon’s budget will increase by five percent due to inflation. The budget of defense department employees will increase by 2.7 percent next year.

Details of how the budget will be spent in the Middle East have been published in a DOD appendix. and it is written $5 million will be allocated to the Peshmerga to buy Puma drones.

AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma is an American company in California that builds drones for spying or data collection, not attacking.

More money for Peshmerga, less for Baghdad

Webmaster's Commentary: 

While American veterans sleep on American streets!

Dec 29 07:50

Borrell Calls Russia's Demand to Stop EU, NATO Eastward Expansion Unacceptable

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called Russia's demands about security guarantees and about stopping the EU and NATO's eastward expansion unacceptable.

"Demands about security guarantees and stopping the EU and NATO's eastward expansion are a purely Russian agenda with completely unacceptable conditions, especially regarding Ukraine", Borrell said in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt.

On 17 December, Russia published its projected agreements with the US and NATO member states on mutual security guarantees in Europe and non-deployment of intermediate- and short-range missiles within each other's reach. The agreements also involve a demand for NATO to refrain from further expansion, including by accepting former Soviet republics.

According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, the NATO and US refusal to respond to Russia's demand for security guarantees could lead to a new phase of confrontation.

Dec 29 07:49

Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton Calls for NATO to 'Stand Up to Russia'

John Bolton served as national security adviser under former US President Donald Trump. A vocal foreign policy hawk, he has had a harsh stance on Russia, labelling its alleged 2016 election meddling "an act of war" and calling for strong "deterrence" to counter Moscow.

Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton has rolled out an op-ed for 19FortyFive, suggesting his view on the mistakes and misjudgments made by the West concerning Russia and the "hegemonic agenda" Bolton believes is being pursued by the Kremlin.

According to the ex-Trump adviser, the West has "made two fundamental mistakes in the years since Russia's new flag was first raised over the Kremlin".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, John...

Dec 29 07:23

Polish presidential aides discuss Ukraine, Russia with US national security advisor

Polish presidential aides have discussed the situation around Ukraine and NATO-Russia relations with the US national security advisor, officials have announced.

The conversation between Poland's Pawe? Soloch and Jakub Kumoch, on the one hand, and America's Jake Sullivan, on the other, took place via telephone on Monday, the state PAP news agency reported.

Soloch and Kumoch, who are aides to Polish President Andrzej Duda, said the discussion took place at the request of Washington in the context of ongoing allied consultations over the threat of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Dec 28 10:14

Newsweek: Armed Republicans will Overthrow Government if Trump Loses in 2024

There is fearmongering, and then there is Newsweek-level fearmongering. The once-respected news magazine – which a former reporter recently described as “a painful embarrassment to anyone who toiled there in its golden age,” which is now known for its incendiary click-bait – is at it again, blasting conservatives, gun owners and the Second Amendment, while warning its shrinking über-woke readership of a coming civil war. -- A recent story by their science writer, David H. Freedman, titled “Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024,” is so biased, so heavily spun and just so damn creepy, it defies belief that it was actually set into type by an alleged news publication, or what purports to be a news publication or, more accurately, what used to be an actual news publication.

Dec 28 09:51

It’s like they are competing over this! Biden Approval Rating Falls Below Kamala Harris for First Time in Office, Per Latest Gallup Poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating is below that of his Vice President Kamala Harris for the first time they took office, according to a recent poll released by Gallup. -- The surprising polling results come from a poll in which just over 800 randomly sampled adults were interviewed by telephone between December 1st and the 16th.  The purpose of the poll was to ascertain approval and disapproval for U.S Leaders.

Dec 28 09:38

While Country Has Been Distracted By BBB Fail, Biden Admin Sneaking Something By

Former chief operating officer and acting commissioner for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Mark Morgan, told Breitbart News that the Biden administration and Democrats intend to include a “mass amnesty proposal” for illegal aliens in an appropriation bill marketed by the White House as a “Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.”

“The White House and Democrats are trying to pass through a mass amnesty proposal as part of the infrastructure,” Morgan warned on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM's ``Breitbart News Daily, hosted by Alex Marlow. “That in and of itself is ridiculous, but they’re also doing it through a complicated, seldom-used reconciliation process. It’s an end-run around needing a 60-vote requirement to get a bill passed [in the Senate].”

Dec 28 09:37

'Russia is Back': Moscow Won't Back Down, Ending Era of NATO Expansion is Possible, Observers Say

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 23 December held an annual press conference with a special focus on Russo-American talks over security guarantees on NATO's non-enlargement. CSM correspondent Fred Weir and international affairs analyst Gilbert Doctorow have explained what is behind Putin's message to NATO.

President Putin emphasised on 23 December that national security is Russia’s number one priority, condemning Western countries for breaking their vow that NATO would not expand eastward.

The Russian president stressed that the USSR had done everything to build normal relations with the United States and the West: American specialists and CIA personnel received access to Soviet military facilities and the government. However, since the 1990s there have been five waves of NATO enlargement, with the alliance bringing its military infrastructure and missiles to Russia's doorstep, according to Putin.

Dec 28 08:56

Biden Admin Mocked For Awkward Self-Applause

White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, drew mixed reactions on social media when he retweeted a post that described 2021 as "not all bad," late on Sunday night.

Klain, who is known to stir the pot on Twitter, retweeted a column written by Albert Hunt, the former executive editor of Bloomberg News, which was published in The Hill. The title was, "Let's Be Honest: 2021 Wasn't All Bad." The White House official retweeted the post, captioning it, "A look back at 2021!"

Dec 28 08:25

Russia doubts its demand to halt NATO’s eastward expansion will gain traction — Lavrov

Russia is doubtful its demand to halt NATO’s eastward expansion will gain traction, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview aired on Monday.

Russia released its proposals for security guarantees to the wider public recently to prevent the West from sweeping them under the rug, he said in an interview with the Soloviev Live YouTube channel.

Still, "we have serious doubts that the key thing in the proposals - the unconditional demand for a halt to NATO’s eastward expansion - won’t fall by the wayside," Lavrov said.

Russia is now waiting for the planned talks on security guarantees and will move ahead based on what it will hear back from the US on the proposals.

On December 17, the Russian Foreign Ministry released draft agreements on security guarantees addressed to the US and NATO. They had been handed over to a US representative on December 15.

Dec 28 08:24

Russian Defence Ministry: NATO Preparing for Large-Scale High-Intensity Conflict With Moscow

Moscow has expressed concerns about the concentration of Western alliance missile systems, troops, warships, and aircraft near Russia's borders, and NATO's decades' long eastward expansion. This month, the Russian Foreign Ministry formally signalled that it considers Ukraine to be a “red line” for Moscow that NATO is strongly advised not to cross.

NATO is preparing for a large-scale armed conflict with Russia, in contravention of the Rome Declaration of 2002, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin has said.
"The bloc's military construction has been completely reorientated toward preparing for a large-scale, high-intensity armed conflict with Russia", Fomin said at a diplomatic briefing of 105 foreign military attaches, including representatives of 14 NATO countries, in Moscow on Monday.

Dec 28 04:32

With Tanking Poll Numbers, How Long Can Anti-Gun Biden Hang On?

His attempt to appoint a gun control lobbyist to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives embarrassingly crashed last summer, his Build Back Boondoggle derailed last week, and his poll numbers sinking like lead in a hot tub. Can Joe Biden hang on or is he already a lame-duck unable to push an agenda that includes gun control as a priority? -- Western Journal is reporting a recent Economist-YouGov poll showing “fewer than 3 in 10 Americans under 30 approve of the president’s job after a year in office.

Dec 27 13:53

‘Laugh Out Loud Comedy’: Internet Reels as VP Harris Calls ‘Democracy’ Biggest US Security Threat

Vice President Kamala Harris’s interview on CBS’ Face the Nation revealed that slip-ups and verbal blunders of this administration are not limited solely to 79-year Joe Biden - the oldest President in US history, who has on occasion referred to his second-in-command as ‘President.’

Internet users were in stitches over Kamala Harris’s interview for CBS News, which aired on Sunday. After she appeared to misspeak and answered “democracy” when asked what America’s greatest national security challenge was, Twitter erupted in a barrage of comments.

Responses from users alternated between marvelling at how “unprepared’ the VP was for the interview and questioning her knowledge of what democracy was.

Dec 27 13:44

US threatens Russia with unprecedented sanctions

The White House is coordinating a package of ‘high-impact’ restrictive measures to slap on Moscow in case it invades Ukraine

If Moscow encroaches on Ukraine’s sovereignty, the US will impose sanctions against Russia like no one has ever seen before, Vice President Kamala Harris warned on Sunday.

In an interview with CBS, on Sunday, American Vice President Kamala Harris said that Washington is coordinating its position with allies and is making sure that the Kremlin is aware of the possible consequences of military action.

“We are having direct conversations with Russia. The president, as you know, met recently virtually with Putin, and we are very clear that Russia should not invade the sovereignty of Ukraine, that we must stand up and we are standing up for its territorial integrity,” she said. “We are working with our allies in that regard, and we’ve been very clear that we are prepared to issue sanctions like you’ve not seen before.”

Dec 27 13:35

THE TRUTH ABOUT BIDEN’S DANCING NURSES IS THE DARKEST STORY YOU’LL HEAR THIS CHRISTMAS

As they bask in the limelight and enjoy celebrity status, over 1,000 of their coworkers will be celebrating the holiday with no job and, in many cases, an uncertain future ahead of them.

This is because their former coworkers at Northwell Health who refused to get the vaccine were fired earlier this year. These singing nurses are among those who complied to keep their jobs.

Dec 27 13:20

Washington Post Rushes To Defend Biden Over Supply Chain Crisis: ‘Americans Need To Lower Expectations’

The Washington Post received a fair amount of criticism after running an op-ed suggesting Americans shouldn’t complain about President Biden’s supply chain crisis and the consequent hit on our standard of living but rather, we should simply lower our expectations.

Supply chain issues have become so prevalent of late that White House officials admitted in regards to Christmas shopping this year, “There will be things that people can’t get.”

Businesses nationwide are short-staffed and food shortages are becoming so common that people are posting images of their local grocery store’s empty shelves and forcing Twitter hashtags like #EmptyShelvesJoe to trend.

None of that is Biden’s fault per se, writes Micheline Maynard for the Washington Post.

Dec 27 12:53

UK Reportedly Has 'Exit Strategy' for Its Troops From Ukraine if ‘Conflict’ With Russia Escalates

The US and EU have accused Russia of massing troops on the border with Ukraine in what Kiev claims is preparation for an invasion. Russia, which insists it is at liberty to move military personnel anywhere within its territory, on 17 December published its proposals on mutual security guarantees with the US and NATO.

British troops deployed in a training and advisory role in Ukraine will be swiftly evacuated in the event of an alleged "Russian invasion", the Daily Express reported.
Commanders of the British Armed Forces have already drawn up such contingency plans, according to sources cited by the outlet.

Currently, over a 100 British personnel, predominantly stationed at Yavoriv, Lviv region, are believed to be deployed in the country together with Polish, US, and Canadian forces.

Dec 27 10:02

Washington Prepares To Fail In Ukraine

It’s an indisputable fact: Washington leads the world in self-delusion.

Washington’s political class is poised to march into a hurricane of its own making in Ukraine, a perfect storm of foreign- and defense-policy blunders likely to plunge the American people into future crises and conflicts. Having refused to acknowledge Russia’s vital strategic interest in Ukraine, Washington now wants to subject Ukraine and the NATO alliance to a dangerous and unnecessary test by confronting Russian conventional military power. In turn, Washington and its allies now face a test—one that they could have avoided but are now likely to fail. First, the facts.

The Biden administration is spending $768.2 billion for national defense. Russia spends only $42.1 billion, less than the $48 billion spent by the Republic of Korea. Yet Russian ground forces are superior in capability and striking power to the U.S. Army and Marines, even if both countries’ ground forces were able to deploy to Ukraine.

Dec 27 09:16

Biden Team Manipulating Numbers To Claim 'Win' On Inflation & Supply Chain

To Pete Boland, the co-owner of two Florida taverns in downtown St. Petersburg, it appears like just about all of his business costs rose in the past year, some more than others.

They took chicken wings off their menus for a while after a national shortage caused prices to skyrocket. They demanded $20 more per plate for their annual Christmas seafood platter. And they discontinued the all-you-can-eat crab-leg special on Tampa Bay Buccaneer game days.

Dec 26 09:01

US, JAPAN DRAFT PLANS TO SET UP ATTACK BASE IN EVENT CHINA INVADES TAIWAN

Coming days after the US and Japan reached an agreement on a new cost-sharing deal for Tokyo to continue hosting around 50,000 US troops, for which Japan will pay $9.2 billion over the next five years, which is a significant cost increase compared to what Tokyo was previously paying, a joint draft plan has been revealed for an emergency response contingency in the event China threatens to invade Taiwan.

First reported in Japan's Kyodo news agency on Thursday, unnamed Japanese officials detailed the plan was struck between the US and Japanese militaries, and arranges for a forward operating base to be establish on southwest islands, where the US Marine Corps would rapidly deploy troops.

Kyodo details that "Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have drawn up a draft joint operation plan that would enable the setup of an attack base along the Nansei island chain in the country's southwest in the event of a Taiwan contingency, according to Japanese government sources."

Dec 26 08:32

Must See: Has Hell Frozen Over? CNN Questions Biden's Mental Faculties

A CNN correspondent announced Wednesday that Joe Biden "seemed confused" in his ABC News interview earlier this week when the president seemed to mix up COVID-19 at-home tests and antiviral pills.

Dec 24 11:39

Supreme Court fast tracks Biden Vaccine Mandate…

The Supreme Court fast-tracked two disputes over Biden’s efforts to expand Vaccinations. In an unusual move, the justices announced on Wednesday night that they will hear oral arguments on Jan. 7 on two federal policies: a vaccine-or-test mandate for workers at large employers, and a vaccine mandate for health care workers at facilities that receive federal funding.

The cases came to the court last week on an emergency basis, and the formal question in both disputes is whether the government should be allowed to enforce the policies while litigation challenging them continues. But the justices’ views on whether to grant emergency relief will likely be influenced by their views on the merits of the underlying challenges themselves.

Dec 24 09:34

Joe Biden's Embarrassment: Literally Half Of America Is Suing His Administration

Louisiana and 24 other states are suing the Biden Administration over mask mandates for children and vaccine requirements for staff Head Start programs.

"Like all of his other unlawful attempts to impose medical decisions on Americans, Biden’s overreaching orders to mask two-year-olds and force vaccinate teachers in our underserved communities will cost jobs and impede child development," Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement Tuesday.

Dec 24 08:49

NATO, Russia and the Other Broken Promise

Pressured by ever encroaching NATO expansion toward its borders and increased lethal arms sales to, and flirtations with, Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the US a proposal on mutual security guarantees and an urgent request for immediate negotiations.

The security proposal has many clauses, but two of the leading proposals are that:

“The United States of America shall take measures to prevent further eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and deny accession to the Alliance to the former USSR republics”

The United States accepts the "obligation not to establish military bases in former Soviet states that are not NATO members, not to use their infrastructure to carry out any military activity, and not to develop bilateral military cooperation with them."

Dec 24 08:46

Putin Slams US for Deploying Missiles to Russia’s ‘Doorstep’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the US for its military expansion in Eastern Europe as Russia is seeking guarantees that NATO won’t move further east.

“We have made it clear that Nato’s move to the east is unacceptable,” Putin said at an annual year-end press conference. “The United States is standing with missiles on our doorstep. Is it an excessive requirement not to install shock systems at our house? How would the Americans react if missiles were placed at the border with Canada or Mexico?”

Putin pointed out that at the end of the Cold War, the US said NATO wouldn’t expand. “Sometimes it seems we are living in different worlds,” he said. “They said they wouldn’t expand, but they are expanding,” he said.

Dec 24 07:42

'Biden seems confused': CNN questions president's cognitive health and points out he mixed up COVID-19 tests with antiviral pills in his ABC interview

A CNN corresponded said Wednesday that Joe Biden 'seemed confused' in his ABC News interview earlier this week, when the president appeared to mix up COVID-19 at-home tests and antiviral pills.

Biden, 79, spoke to ABC's David Muir for 20 minutes in an interview that aired on Wednesday and defended his administration against criticism of its handling of the pandemic and readiness for the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, but also admitting that there were certain mistakes made.

When asked about complaints that the lines to get tested for COVID-19 were excessive, with waits of over five hours in New York City as one example, Biden said that 500 million at-home tests had been ordered.

Dec 23 08:25

Biden Gets Devastating Impeachment News from Democrats: Poll

Do you think President Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for his failure in Afghanistan?

A whopping 60 percent of voters do — including 40 percent of Democrats.

The startling numbers come from a new Rasmussen poll that indicates Biden’s popularity is slipping not only overall but also among a key demographic, the very one that propelled him to the White House: the members of his own party.

Dec 22 14:10

White House Says Biden Is ‘Asymptomatic,’ Setting Off A Firestorm Of Questions On His Health

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki caused a commotion after she said something rather head-scratching about President Joe Biden

It was during a press conference on Tuesday that Psaki spoke about the president’s health after it was reported that he had been in “close contact” with someone who tested positive for COVID.

“As we stated last summer, we believe it is in the public’s interest to know if any of the four principals (President, Vice President, First Lady, and Second Gentleman) are considered to have been in close contact with a White House official who subsequently tests positive for COVID-19 shortly after that contact. The criteria for what is considered a ‘close contact’ with the principals is determined by the White House Medical Unit, in line with CDC guidance,” The White House said.

Dec 22 13:55

Another temporary halt to Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates for federal contractors

Yet another federal court has placed a temporary hold on President Biden's Covid-19 vaccine mandates for federal contractors in ten states. This time, the decision came from a federal judge in Missouri.

That means the mandate cannot be enforced, for the time being, in states that are part of a coalition challenging them in court: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Two Republican Attorneys General are leading the fight in court, calling the mandate unconstitutional.

There was already a nationwide halt in place from a federal court in Georgia. It made the same decision on behalf of seven states suing: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia.

Dec 22 12:40

Biden Approval Rating Sinks to New Low

President Joe Biden’s approval rating sunk to a new record low this week, following a poll conducted by consortium NPR/PBS/NewsHour/Marist.

The poll found that just 41% of voters support the current Democrat in the White House, with some 55% saying they disapprove of his performance.

Dec 22 09:13

US can’t be trusted to honor its promises – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that hopes for a deal with Washington to limit NATO expansion in Eastern Europe are slim, arguing that even a signed agreement could be torn up by the American side at a moment’s notice.

In a speech to his country’s most senior military officers on Tuesday, Putin said he no longer viewed the West as a dependable partner. Russia has been seeking written assurances about the presence of US troops and hardware near its borders, he said, but even those assurances could not be depended on.

Dec 22 09:00

Biden Approves Certain Parts Of The Border Wall To Be Filled

The Biden Administration has authorized border officials to continue Trump-era wall projects, as well as fixing environmental matters and cleaning up remaining construction sites nearly a year after the construction was suspended.

Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced Monday afternoon that he had given U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorization to press forward with Arizona, California, and Texas projects. The new sign-offs are in addition to several announced in June and July to address “urgent life, safety, environmental, or other remediation required to protect border communities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just Biden trying to look like he is getting serious about the border ahead of the mid-terms.

Dec 22 08:36

Fact: Less Than a Third Of Americans Approve Of Biden

President Joe Biden's disapproval rating has hit a new high, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Monday.

Fifty-five respondents said they disapproved of Biden's performance in office, while 41% said they approved.

Only 11% of Democrats disapproved of Biden's performance, while 87% approved. Ninety-five percent of Republicans disapproved of Biden's performance, while 4% approved.

Dec 22 08:00

White House reaffirms Ukraine's right to decide on NATO membership

The United States believes that Ukraine's right to determine its prospects for NATO membership, as well as the Allies' decision to accept new countries to join, is in line with European security.

This was stated by White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a briefing in Washington on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The president’s view and the administration’s view is that the right of sovereign nations to choose their partnerships and alliances is a core principle of European security," Psaki said when asked to comment on Washington's response to Russia's view of European security.

Dec 22 07:58

Washington Post: Biden task force plans war of attrition for Russia in Ukraine

Yesterday the Washington Post published a piece by foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius called The Biden administration weighs backing Ukraine insurgents if Russia invades; an offering in keeping with parallel efforts by the likes of Max Boot, Senator Christopher Murphy and Ian Brzezinski also aiming at formulating a plan for luring Russia into a war of attrition in Ukraine.

Whereas the others cited examine and in effect advocate replicating everything from the 1939-1940 Finnish-Soviet Winter War to the Nazi-allied Ukrainian Insurgent Army guerrilla war of the 1940s and early 1950s to the CIA’s Afghan Mujahideen war of the 1980s and early 1990s to the Polish crisis of 1980, Ignatius’ feature goes further by disclosing the Joe Biden administration has established a multi-agency task force to plan and implement such a project.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This assumes that Russia did not learn anything from their (and the US') failures in Afghanistan.

Dec 21 09:17

If NATO Rebuffs Russian Security Proposals, Kremlin Will Deploy Advanced Weapons To Ukraine Border

Russia is still awaiting a definitive response after last week it delivered a series of security proposals in the form of two separate draft documents submitted to Brussels and Washington. First floated by Putin amid the growing Ukraine standoff, they are intended to kickstart serious negotiations that would ensure the peaceful co-existence of Russia and NATO, central to which is Moscow's demand of no more NATO eastward expansion.

An initial response was issued over the weekend on the occasion of German Defense minister Christine Lambrecht's visit to Lithuania, where she vowed that Russia will not "dictate" NATO's affairs. Lambrecht said, "We have to talk to each other, which means discussing the proposals that Russia has put forward, but it cannot be that Russia dictates to NATO partners how they position themselves."

Dec 21 09:00

Biden Staff Did 'Inexcusable' Things: Manchin

Update (1515ET): Manchin on Monday laid out possible changes to the $2 trillion Build Back Better economic agenda which might encourage him to reverse his "no" on the legislation.

For starters, Manchin said he would only support a $1.75 trillion bill that seriously overhauls the US tax code, and that significantly lowers the cost of a broader array of prescription drugs vs. the current offering.

"If you’re going to negotiate then negotiate. Don’t start picking and choosing and playing games," he said.

Dec 21 08:59

Watchdog Warns Biden Will Install Build Back Better Through Executive Orders

A regulations watchdog predicted that President Joe Biden will try to use executive orders to implement his $2 trillion Build Back Better legislation.

Clyde Wayne Crews, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told the Washington Examiner that Biden appeared poised to expand federal regulations greatly, especially if he loses control of the House and Senate.

Former President Barack Obama called that approach ruling with a "pen and a phone" when he lost support on Capitol Hill, the Examiner said.

"Despite all the talk we have from Biden and many Democrats about protecting democracy, progressives see themselves as experts, and progressivism itself is rooted in the rule of experts," Crews told the Examiner.

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There are some serious constitutional issues with that!

Dec 21 08:57

Joe Biden Touts Supply Chain Crisis and Costly Gas Prices as 2021 Achievements

President Joe Biden over the weekend touted the supply chain crisis and costly gas prices as 2021 accomplishments.

Though 104 ships were waiting to port in Southern California, according to Marine Exchange, the White House announced it would include the number of ships waiting to dock as a 2021 accomplishment.

“The number of containers sitting on the docks at ports for over a week has been cut by half since the beginning of November, and store shelves are stocked for the holiday season,” the White House wrote.

The number of ships delayed outside the ports has not been reported below 100 since September.

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Dec 21 08:20

Biden’s Baby Is Officially Dead

And just like that, with barely a whimper, Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar spending baby is officially dead.

Build Back Better, the most awkward weird-sounding name for a piece of pork-ridden legislation is toast.

And now, Biden and his staff are furious at United States Senator Joe Manchin – a fellow Democrat who represents the poverty-stricken state of West Virginia – because he was the lone Democrat to stand up and kill the baby in its crib.

Here’s what happened according to the conservative news site Breitbart:

“The White House issued a condemnation of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday after the senator said he would not vote for the Build Back Better bill, effectively killing it in its current form.

Dec 21 08:14

Tucker Carlson: Biden’s COVID policies are the muscle spasms of a dying political party

So you may not have noticed because the people in charge of diverting your attention are working overtime right now, and honestly, they're pretty good at their jobs, but if you look around, pay a little closer attention, you will notice that Joe Biden's political support is in the process of collapsing completely.

The new Marist polls out, it shows that only 29% of independents support Joe Biden. That is a very bad number. How bad is it? For perspective, in the last election, Donald Trump took 41% of independent voters and lost. So if you're a political consultant, a poll that shows 29% independents support sends you immediately to the liquor cabinet for more vodka. It means your candidate is going to lose along with everyone who's connected to your candidate. You're looking at this tsunami forming on the horizon aimed at you. It's terrifying.

Dec 21 07:48

Is Joe Biden About To Impose Destructive New Restrictions On The U.S. Economy In Order To Fight Omicron?

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were told that a new variant called “Omicron” had been discovered in southern Africa. Now it is being reported that Omicron is suddenly spreading like wildfire all over North America and Europe, and we are being told that a very “dark winter” is ahead of us. Of course whenever case numbers start rising again, the Biden administration feels as though it must do something. So on Tuesday, Joe Biden is going to deliver another “major address” to the nation. Unfortunately, many are anticipating that he may introduce more destructive restrictions which could significantly damage the U.S. economy as we head into 2022.

When it comes to the pandemic, we all know that Biden listens to the “scientists”, and right now the “scientists” are scaring the living daylights out of the general public.

For example, over the weekend Dr. Television warned that Omicron will soon put severe stress on hospital systems all across America…

Dec 21 07:47

RED ALERT! RUSSIA WARNS NATO WAR IS POSSIBLE

Relations between Russia and the USA are deteriorating rapidly today. Moscow demanded immediate talks with the US on security guarantees from NATO. A senior Russian diplomat warned that Russia may soon take military action against NATO if the alliance continues to ignore Russia’s warnings about weapons and troops in Ukraine.

Dec 21 06:46

Biden Seen As 'Pathetic' After Jonas Brother Stunt

A viral video emerged Friday, ridiculing President Joe Biden over his TikTok collaboration with the Jonas Brothers and pointing out mixed criticism of his administration.

The video, originally posted to the Twitter account @JohnHackerLA, shows president Biden remarking "We got it" while standing in front of many negative images that have come to be associated with his administration including inflation, high gas prices, and the historic migrant disaster at the southern border.

Dec 20 14:45

White House: US Ready to Engage in Diplomacy With Russia, Says Dialogue Must Be Based on Reciprocity

Earlier, Russia called for a resumption of the NATO-Russia channel of communication along the military line amid simmering tensions near the Ukrainian border.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday told Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, that Washington is ready to engage in diplomacy with Moscow, including through the NATO-Russia Council and the OSCE.

According to the White House, Sullivan noted that the dialogue must be based on reciprocity and "address our concerns about Russia’s actions".

"Substantive progress can only occur in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation”, the White House said, describing the Monday conversation between the officials.

Dec 20 12:27

WH too far for even the Dems this time

Dec 20 09:09

Biden Even Pushing Build Back Better On Russia Now

The White House has a resolution for Vladimir Putin's territorial aims: "build back better" rather than invade Ukraine.

In what has become symbolic of the Democrats' insistence on sticking to their talking points, the Biden administration pressed the Russian President to "build back better" in Russia rather than threatening aggression towards Ukraine.

Speaking to reporters hours after the Biden administration confessed that its own Build Back Better method won't pass Congress this year, a senior admin official announced that polling in Russia reveals strong backing for policies Biden himself has struggled to pass in the US.

Dec 20 08:05

PA Calls on UN, US to Stop Jewish Settler Violence, Activate International Protection

The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Friday called on the United Nations (UN) and the US to stop Jewish settler violence in the occupied West Bank and activate international protection for Palestinians.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the PA urged the US administration to pressure Israel as an occupying power “to stop the settlers’ terrorism, attacks and crimes committed against defenseless Palestinians, their towns and villages.”

Dec 20 07:47

US & NATO won't accept Russia's security demands, so what next?

Russia submitted two documents last week to the United States as an offer of long-term security guarantees – a draft US-Russia treaty and an agreement with NATO. They are written in a language that borders on ultimatum.

That’s according to Moscow’s leading foreign policy expert, Fyodor Lukyanov, who is considered close to the Kremlin’s worldview and is known to advise senior officials. Lukyanov believes the West is unlikely to accept Russia’s demands because doing so would be politically impossible.

The draft treaty contains an explicit demand: “The United States of America shall undertake to prevent further eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and deny accession to the alliance of the states of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” It also essentially rules out any bilateral military cooperation between the US and members of the former Soviet Union which are not part of NATO.

Dec 20 07:45

Retired generals warn of ‘lethal chaos’ in US military after 2024 vote

Three retired US Army generals have argued that a civil war might break out if the Pentagon does not weed out “potential mutineers,” as there is a high chance of “another insurrection” if Republicans retake the White House.

In a scathing op-ed published in the Washington Post on Friday, retired US Army Major General Paul D. Eaton, retired US Army Major General Antonio M. Taguba, and retired US Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson called on the Pentagon to “war-game the next potential post-election insurrection or coup attempt to identify weak spots.”

Alleging that the US military ranks are brimming with potential mutineers, they demanded the Pentagon “identifies, isolates and removes” them from the force before it’s too late for purges, while pointing to the “disturbing number of veterans and active-duty members of the military” who were involved in the January 6 events at the Capitol.

Dec 20 07:09

Kamala's COVID Confessions Have Crisis Teams Scrambling To 'Fix It'

The White House is attempting to clarify comments made by Vice President Kamala Harris regarding the government's foresight into the COVID-19 delta and omicron variants.

The Washington, D.C., Department of Health on Thursday recorded the highest number of daily positive COVID-19 cases in the city's history since the pandemic began. D.C. recorded 844 positive COVID-19 cases on Dec. 16 — a record high for the city after its last record of 508 daily cases on Dec. 15. Prior to this month, the U.S. capital's previous record was 357 daily positive cases on Jan. 7, 2021.

Vice President Kamala Harris recently revealed to the Los Angeles Times in an interview that the White House was unprepared for both delta and omicron variants of the virus.

Dec 20 07:02

Why The US Will Reject Russia's Proposed Peace-Settlement

On December 17th, Russia presented America with a proposed peace-settlement that would empower the U.N. to be not only nominally but in reality the one-and-only body that can create international laws.

Dec 20 06:34

Trita Parsi: Biden Efforts To APPEASE Israel FAIL, Must Choose Between America's Interests Or Israel

Dec 20 06:23

Jesse Watters: Biden's lost control

Dec 20 06:22

Putin, Xi Running Circles around Biden’s Hybrid War

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin spent an hour and 14 minutes in a video conversation on Wednesday. Geopolitically, paving the way for 2022, this is the one that really matters – much more than Putin-Biden a week ago.

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov, who generally carefully measures his words, had previously hinted that this exchange would be “extremely important.”

It was obvious the two leaders would not only exchange information about the natural gas pipeline Power of Siberia 2. But Peskov was referring to prime time geopolitics: how Russia-China would be coordinating their countercoups against the hybrid war/Cold War 2.0 combo deployed by the US and its allies.

Dec 18 07:59

Russian Security Proposals Unlikely to Stop US, NATO Aggression, Anti-War Group Says

Moscow's proposals on security guarantees are tactically good, however, they will not stop US and NATO aggression towards Russia, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) coordinator Joe Lombardo said.

"I think it is important for Russia to make this proposal but I think it will not stop the US and NATO from their aggression towards Russia and other countries," Lombardo said. "US imperialism has a dynamic of its own and it will always try to expand and undercut any country that will not be dominated by the US."

Lombardo said the proposals are "good tactically" because it helps the world see that one side wants peace and the other side is the aggressor.

"However, because of the controlled corporate media, most people in the US will never hear about this proposal," Lombardo said.

Dec 18 07:31

BIDEN’S BOUNTY ON YOUR LIFE: HOSPITALS’ INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR COVID-19 - ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

Upon admission to a once-trusted hospital, American patients with COVID-19 become virtual prisoners, subjected to a rigid treatment protocol with roots in Ezekiel Emanuel’s “Complete Lives System” for rationing medical care in those over age 50. They have a shockingly high mortality rate. How and why is this happening, and what can be done about it?

As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients’ families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones.

Dec 18 07:02

UNBELIEVABLE: WH Believes They “Safely And Effectively Drew Down” In Afghanistan

Dec 18 06:53

Kamala Harris admits Biden administration FAILED to see Omicron or Delta variants coming and claims neither did the scientists 'upon whose advice we rely': Says COVID 'no longer paralyzes us'

Kamala Harris on Friday appeared to blame scientists for the United States' failure to be better prepared for Omicron - insisting that the virologists 'upon whose advice and direction we have relied' were blind to the next wave.

Harris, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times, said that the Biden administration 'didn't see' Delta and Omicron coming.

'We didn't see Delta coming,' Harris told the paper.

Dec 18 06:52

Federal appeals court REINSTATES Biden's vaccine mandate for firms with 100 employees or more despite legal challenges from 27 states and religious groups: Battle now goes to SCOTUS

A federal appeals court panel on Friday allowed President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private companies with more than 100 employees to move ahead.

The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a decision by a federal judge in a separate court that had paused the mandate nationwide.

The rule from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was to take effect on January 4.

In a swift response, 27 businesses filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to block the mandate late Friday. They argued the OSHA rule would 'harm' thousands of businesses across industries.

Dec 18 06:44

'I'm vice president and my name is Kamala Harris': VP SNAPS at Charlamagne Tha God during testy interview after he asked her if Manchin or Biden is the real president

'So who's the real president of this country? Is it Joe Manchin or Joe Biden?' Charlamagne asks.

'Come on, Charlamagne,' Harris says. 'Come on. It's Joe Biden.'

Charlamagne replies: 'I can't tell sometimes.'

Harris, growing visibly angry, wags her finger at the host and says: 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

'It's Joe Biden, and don't start talking like a Republican about asking whether or not he's president.

'And it's Joe Biden. And I'm vice president and my name is Kamala Harris.'

Dec 18 06:42

How Did Biden Get Elected If So Few In America Actually Trust Him?

As President Biden’s first year in office comes to an end, almost two out of every three Americans have suspicions and reservations about him — with 70 percent stating his policies have further hurt the economic crisis or had no effect, according to a new survey.

According to the CNN poll conducted by SSRS, 66 percent of Americans announced they doubted whether Biden was “a leader you can trust,” a number that contained 92 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of independents, and 36 percent of Democrats.

The poll further discovered that 45 percent of adults think the president’s policies have worsened the economy while just 30 percent say they have had a positive impact and 25 percent stated they had no impact at all.

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Biden didn't get elected. Deal with it!

Dec 18 06:21

China: the "yellow peril", really?

President Biden is replaying the "yellow peril": China would steal our patents, foster corruption and destroy the environment before imposing its totalitarian regime by force. Fortunately, the United States and NATO would protect democracies and peace. But then how to explain the alliance between Beijing and Moscow, which should feel the same fear? It would simply be the "alliance of dictatorships".

For anyone who lived through the Cold War, this narrative rings hollow.

Dec 17 15:51

White House responds to Russian security proposals

The US “will not compromise” on NATO expansion, the White House reiterated on Friday, following proposals from Russia outlining how it believes Moscow and the West can deescalate ongoing tensions in the east of Europe.

“We have seen the Russian proposals. We are discussing them with our European allies and partners,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told journalists onboard Air Force One on Friday when asked about the Russian documents.

She added that the US won’t accept the idea of stopping NATO expansion in Europe, despite what Russia wants.

“We will not compromise the key principles on which European security is built, including that all countries have the right to decide their own future and form policy free from outside interference,” she said.

Moscow sees the expansion of NATO towards its border as a critical threat to its national security, based on the bloc's confrontational stance toward Russia.

Dec 17 11:41

Biden Orders Millions Of Alternative COVID Treatment Medicine

President Biden announced Tuesday his Administration had ordered enough of Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral pills to treat 10 million Americans after the company reported the drug lowered the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% in high-risk adults.

Oral antiviral drugs meant to prevent or treat COVID-19 could be essential pandemic-fighting weapons — something Biden stressed in his statement hours before the coronavirus death toll exceeded 800,000 in the U.S.

Dec 17 10:57

EU leaders agree on new sanctions with U.S. if Russia invades Ukraine

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday they would impose further economic sanctions on Russia - in tandem with the United States and Britain - if the Russian military invaded Ukraine, although they encouraged more diplomacy with Moscow.

Dec 17 10:56

US imposes sweeping sanctions on China, Myanmar and North Korea

The United States has imposed extensive human rights-related sanctions on dozens of people and entities tied to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh, and added a Chinese artificial intelligence company to an investment blacklist.

Canada and the United Kingdom joined the United States in imposing sanctions related to human rights abuses in Myanmar, while Washington also imposed the first new sanctions on North Korea under President Joe Biden’s administration and targeted Myanmar military entities, among others, in action marking Human Rights Day.

Dec 17 10:46

Russia Sends Security Proposals to U.S. as Ukraine Tensions Soar

President Vladimir Putin said Russia has sent the United States its proposals on mutual security guarantees amid high tensions between the countries over Ukraine, Interfax reported Wednesday.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry passed the offer to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried, who is in Moscow after visiting Kiev amid fears of Russia invading Ukraine.

Putin reiterated his request to “immediately launch negotiations” with the U.S. and NATO on international legal guarantees for Russia’s security. Putin previously informed his Finnish counterpart of the offer.

Dec 17 10:44

All Evidence Shows Bidenflation Is Here To Stay

While talking to the press in early November, President Biden announced, “By the way, you all write for a living. I haven’t seen any of you explain the supply chain very well.” That doesn’t appear to have been a spontaneous gibe by the notoriously loose-lipped President.

A report from last week showed that members of the National Economic Council and Port Envoy have been in discussions with members of the media to put a positive spin on the economic situation.

Dec 17 09:30

Russian Foreign Ministry Lays Out Detailed Proposals for New Russia-US-NATO Security Agreements

The proposal comes amid the virtual collapse of Russia-NATO ties in recent months, and weeks of claims by the US and its European allies that Moscow may be 'preparing to invade' Ukraine. Russian officials and the military have dismissed the claims, accusing the West of artificially ratcheting up tensions and spreading fake news.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has outlined two comprehensive draft agreements on security guarantees between Russia, the United States and the NATO alliance on Friday, proposing a joint commitment to the peaceful resolution of all disputes between Moscow and the Western bloc, and a reaffirmation by both sides "that they do not consider each other as adversaries".

"The Parties shall settle all international disputes in their mutual relations by peaceful means and refrain from the use or threat of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations," the Russian proposal suggests.

Dec 17 09:29

Sweden’s Top Commander Urges US to Beef Up Military ‘Footprint’ in Europe to Counter Russia

Claims by officials and media in the US and NATO that Russia has concentrated up to 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine and is preparing to invade have sunk relations between Moscow and the Western bloc to new lows. Russia adamantly denies having plans to invade anyone.

The United States should significantly beef up its presence in Europe if the conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalates, Swedish Armed Forces supreme commander Gen. Micael Byden has urged.

“If the situation – I wouldn’t say ‘require’ because that’s the wrong word – but if the situation would worsen, I do believe it would be good to have a bigger footprint,” Byden said, speaking to Politico on Thursday during a visit to Washington, where he met with senior US officials.

Dec 17 09:12

Must See: Psaki Blames Businesses For Bidenflation

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki condemned the "greed of meat conglomerates" during her Tuesday press briefing when handling the economic consequences to American families prompted by mounting prices at the grocery store.

During her daily news conference, Psaki was questioned whether President Joe Biden agreed with Progressive groups that "corporate greed is a big driver of inflation right now."

She made a point to commiserate with Americans dealing with high grocery prices, but chalked up most of the damage to companies "jacking up prices" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 17 08:56

The West's Dangerous Gambit in Ukraine

Last month, former Norwegian Prime Minister, and now NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia that the Western military alliance would stand with Ukraine as Russia masses troops on Ukraine’s border.

Of course, it is conventional wisdom in western capitals that Vladimir Putin is an imperial monster, and he is always ready to brutalize his neighbors with military force. But what if conventional wisdom is wrong? What if Eastern Ukraine and Crimea are legitimate spheres of influence for the Russian nation, with deep cultural, language, and religious ties going back to the 10th century when Ukraine converted to the Eastern Orthodox religion? What if NATO and the West are the imperialists, attempting to bully Russia from involving itself in a nation whose historical ties to Russia are far deeper than the United States’ ties to Canada?

Dec 17 08:45

Russia Floats Idea of Rapid Security Talks, New Biden-Putin Call

Russia said on Thursday it was ready to send a government negotiator "at any moment" to start talks with the United States on the security guarantees it is seeking in order to defuse the crisis over Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov also said presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, who held a two-hour video call on Dec. 7, could speak again before New Year, though nothing firm had been agreed.

Peskov said deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov would "be ready to fly at any moment to any neutral country" to start talks.

Ukraine and the United States say Russia has moved more than 90,000 troops within reach of the Ukrainian border and may be poised to invade, which Moscow denies.

Dec 17 08:08

Ukraine’s Zelensky Torches Weak Biden, E.U. Policy: Sanctions After Invasion ‘Won’t Matter’

Frustrated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters Wednesday that the European Union and Biden administration’s tactic of threatening Russia with sanctions in the event that Moscow invades Ukraine “won’t matter to anyone.”

Zelensky, in Brussels to shore up support for Kyiv in light of a growing Russian military presence on Ukraine’s eastern border, has repeatedly expressed dismay with the European Union and President Joe Biden over their supportive policies towards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a project that would essentially give Russia unimpeded access to the central European market. Russia, otherwise a weak economic power, leverages its significant energy market to influence Europe, and the Ukrainian government insists it will essentially have a stranglehold on Europe if Nord Stream 2 becomes a dominant form of transporting gas to Germany, the heart of the E.U.

Dec 17 08:07

Joe Biden Flying Illegal Aliens, Deported by Trump, Back to U.S.

President Joe Biden’s administration is flying illegal aliens, previously deported by former President Donald Trump’s administration, back to the United States.

This week, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that two previously deported illegal aliens, Claudio Rojas of Argentina and Jean Montrevil of Haiti, have since been brought back to the U.S. after they claimed that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency retaliated against them for their open borders advocacy.

Before his 2019 deportation, Rojas had lived as an illegal alien for 19 years while Montrevil was deported in 2018 following more than a decade in the U.S.

Attorneys for the illegal aliens are now demanding that both be given amnesty as reparations for being deported from the U.S. by the Trump administration.

Dec 17 08:06

Patrick J. Buchanan: Biden Holds a Losing Hand

As President Joe Biden's poll numbers sank this fall, and the presidentially ambitious in his party began to stir, the White House put out the word.

Forget all that 2020 campaign chatter about Biden being a "transitional president." He intends to run and win a second term.

Well, perhaps. Yet, skepticism abounds.

First, if Biden ran in 2024 and won, his second term would extend to January 2029, when he would be 86 years old. He is already, at 79, the oldest president in history. Does Biden look like a signal-calling quarterback with seven years of playing days ahead of him?

When one views his diminished mental capacities and the issues menu before him, it seems a certainty that we are not looking at a two-term president.

Dec 17 06:29

RUSSIA AND ISRAEL – A DOUBLE-STANDARD IN INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

Over the past month, in a break from its usual focus on COVID-19, the Western mainstream media has dedicated a sizeable amount of coverage to unverified claims by unnamed US intelligence officials that the Russian Federation is planning an imminent military invasion of its western neighbour Ukraine – under the rule of the successive US-EU friendly governments of Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky since 2014, when the CIA-orchestrated Euromaidan colour revolution toppled the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych, following his November 2013 decision to suspend an EU trade deal in favour of pursuing closer ties with Moscow.

Dec 17 06:29

Russia Eager to Negotiate Security Guarantees With US

With tensions still high over Ukraine, Russia is eager to negotiate security guarantees it proposed to the US on Wednesday.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that Moscow was ready to dispatch a negotiator to a neutral third country to discuss the proposals with the US “at any moment.”

Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried received the Russian proposals on Wednesday in Moscow and said she would bring them back to Washington and discuss them with US allies.

The continued dialogue between the US and Russia was the result of last week’s virtual meeting between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Peskov said the two leaders could speak again before the new year, although nothing has been confirmed.

Dec 17 06:26

Realism and Cooperation, Not Confrontation, Needed With Russia and China

At least for now, the Biden administration is thankfully sidestepping rather than escalating conflict with the China and Russia. Whether the relative calm prevails amid the resurgent Cold War remains to be seen.

Neither the Chinese nor Russian regime merits celebrating, as both are human rights nightmares, but neither is there any reason whatsoever for the United States, riddled with its own domestic crises, to take confrontation with these global giants to the brink. Americans, and particularly the mainstream media with its woefully shallow grasp of history and nuance, have little understanding of Russian and Chinese realities. The supposedly "liberal media" regularly cheers on demonization and confrontation with the two regimes.

Dec 16 10:43

Must See: Psaki Asked About Fox News Arsonist

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to say whether or not New York City officials quickly releasing a man detained for igniting a Christmas tree outside the News Corporation building in Midtown last week constituted “good governance.”

Most policing decisions and prosecutions are not the federal government's responsibility, but Democrats in New York and other states have shrunk bail requirements, often allowing the fast release of even repeat offenders.

Dec 15 12:10

Appeals Court Refuses to Put Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Back Into Effect

A federal appeals court upheld Monday a district court order that blocked the White House’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers — which paused the order in only 10 states and not nationwide — the latest in a string of recent setbacks President Joe Biden’s vaccine orders have faced in court.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Biden administration’s request to lift a lower court’s injunction that blocked the mandate, which requires vaccinations for healthcare workers in facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid, while the case is being appealed.

The order applies only to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, and is distinct from a separate court order from a federal judge in Louisiana that blocked the mandate nationwide.

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