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Jun 15 06:23

American unilateralism & intervention is driving global instability, not Russian actions, Putin says ahead of summit with Biden

While Washington constantly talks of the need for international harmony, it has rarely played a positive role in it in recent years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, stressing that stability is vital in world politics.

Asked during an interview with NBC's Keir Simmons, broadcast on Monday, whether he would support a call for predictability and stability from his US counterpart, Joe Biden, when the two leaders meet in Geneva on Wednesday, Putin said that it “is the most important value... in international affairs.” However, he added, “on the part of our US partners, this is something that we haven't seen in recent years.”

Jun 15 06:01

PETER DASZAK'S ECOHEALTH ALLIANCE HAS HIDDEN ALMOST $40 MILLION IN PENTAGON FUNDING AND MILITARIZED PANDEMIC SCIENCE

“Pandemics are like terrorist attacks: We know roughly where they originate and what’s responsible for them, but we don’t know exactly when the next one will happen. They need to be handled the same way — by identifying all possible sources and dismantling those before the next pandemic strikes.”

This statement was written in the New York Times earlier this year by Peter Daszak. Daszak is the longtime president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based non-profit whose claimed focus is pandemic prevention. But the EcoHealth Alliance, it turns out, is at the very centre of the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways.

To depict the pandemic in such militarized terms is, for Daszak, a commonplace. In an Oct. 7 online talk organized by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Daszak presented a slide titled “Donald Rumsfeld’s Prescient Speech.”:

Jun 15 05:59

NATO Says Attacks in Space Could Trigger Article 5 Mutual Defense Clause

NATO, the ever-expanding military alliance, is now including attacks in space as a potential reason to trigger a war with all 30 of its members.

In a statement issued on Monday’s summit in Brussels, NATO leaders said attacks in or from space could lead to the alliance invoking Article 5, which states that an attack on one NATO member is an attack on them all.

“We consider that attacks to, from, or within space present a clear challenge to the security of the Alliance,” the NATO leaders said. “Such attacks could lead to the invocation of Article 5. A decision as to when such attacks would lead to the invocation of Article 5 would be taken by the North Atlantic Council on a case-by-case basis.”

Ahead of the summit in Brussels, President Biden described the US commitment to Article 5 as a “sacred obligation.” While NATO has fought several offensive wars since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the only time Article 5 was invoked was after the September 11th attacks.

Jun 15 05:44

Arms trade: Which countries and companies are selling weapons to Israel?

For over a week, Israel has pounded the Gaza Strip with bombs, claiming it is targeting Hamas "terrorists". But residential buildings, book stores, hospitals and the main Covid-19 testing lab have also been flattened.

Israel's ongoing bombardment of the besieged enclave, which has now killed at least 213 people, including 61 children, likely constitutes a war crime, according to Amnesty International.

Hamas' thousands of indiscriminate rockets fired north from Gaza, which have killed 12 people, may also be a war crime, according to the rights group.

But while Hamas has bombs mostly put together from homemade and smuggled materials, which are dangerous because they are unguided, Israel has state of the art, precision weaponry and its own booming arms industry. It is the eighth biggest arms exporter on the planet.

Jun 14 13:10

Bills Introduced to Set Deadlines and Provide Resources for Cleanup of “Forever Chemicals” (PFAS) at U.S. Military Facilities

By B.N. Frank

In May the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was heavily criticized for replacing old “forever chemicals” with new ones. Fortunately, last week one of its offices announced it would be taking actions to protect the public. A bill has also been introduced to accelerate the cleanup of contaminated military sites...

Jun 14 13:01

The curious case of the United States

Internationally, the United States has punished sovereign governments that have attempted to liberate themselves from the yoke of the petro/nuclear-backed dollar, by committing some of the most heinous war crimes the world has ever seen. From commandeering the U.S. military to murder at least a million Iraqi civilians following an effort led by Suddam Hussein to ditch the dollar for the Euro, to brutally murdering the head of state of Libya following his promises to help create an African currency (with the U.S. Secretary of State openly cackling about it on national television), to playing a pivotal role in an effort led by Saudi Arabia to starve millions of Yemenis in order to advance Saudi Arabian interests in the region, the U.S. government has enforced an empire abroad, maintaining more than a thousand (known) military bases in dozens, if not hundreds of countries.

Jun 14 11:57

Seven Minutes From Moscow: Putin Warns Of Missile Threat To Russia As U.S. Guided-Missile Destroyers Enter Baltic, Black Seas

In comments that got past editors in the Western news media, President Vladimir Putin in a recent Russian television interview accused the West of abusing what were good relations at the time (1999-2004) to expand NATO up to Russia’s borders. And in doing so, he specified, violated verbal pledges made by American officials to then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, adding that the latter is alive and in good health and can confirm what he was told. In a candid assessment of the matter, Putin added, “I do not want to use harsh words, but they simply spat upon our interests and that’s that.”

Lengthy excerpts of his comments were published on the English-language site of the government news agency TASS on June 9.

Jun 14 11:27

Russian Official Warns Conflict Between China, U.S. Would 'Exterminate All Mankind

ussian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov doesn't see war breaking out between China, Russia and the U.S., but if it did, it would "exterminate all mankind."

As the United States' relationship with Russia and China deteriorated, the two countries grew closer. Russia and China have denied that there are any current plans for a military alliance, although both have kept the door open to the possibility of one, raising concerns that a pact between Moscow and Beijing could disrupt the world order.

Denisov told the Global Times, a Chinese state-run outlet, that he wouldn't answer the hypothetical question as to whether Russia would back China in a war with the U.S.

"I am convinced that there will be no armed conflict between China and the U.S., just as there will be no armed conflict between Russia and the U.S. because such a conflict would exterminate all mankind, and then there would be no point in taking sides," Denisov said.

Jun 14 10:08

Bombs In Paradise: How Hawaii Is Fast Becoming The Most Militarized Place On Earth

The United States Army plans to build an enormous weapons facility storing stockpiles of conventional warheads and explosives right next to the residential housing communities of Ewa Beach, Ewa Villages, West Loch Estates, and Ewa Gentry, as well as beside the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii. This Pacific island paradise already has the largest concentration of United States military bases and compounds in the country, making it one of the most militarized places on earth. Were it to secede from the Union, Hawaii would be a major military power on a global scale. And now, more weapons are on the way. A lot more.

The size, scope, and expense of this massive construction project must be considered, as well as the immediate danger placed on the residents of the surrounding communities. Equally important is whether the pre-positioning of such massive amounts of live warheads and munitio

Jun 14 08:28

Top US General Warns China Increasing Military At "Serious And Sustained Rate"

The top U.S. general warned Thursday that the Chinese regime is increasing its military capacity at a “very serious and sustained rate” and said it could pose a threat to worldwide stability and peace.

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that it’s necessary the United States “retain our competitive and technological edge” over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which comes after President Joe Biden and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin raised similar concerns in recent days about the rhetoric coming from the CCP—as the United States and China have remained intransigent over Taiwan, the CCP’s human rights violations, and disputes over territory.

Jun 14 07:36

Putin’s show of strength to Biden: Russian forces hunt ‘enemy’ submarine in Pacific Ocean drills

Jun 14 07:32

British MoD Report: Embrace of “Human Augmentation” to Fully Exploit Drones and A.I. for Warfighting

The MoD’s internal think-tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) along with the German Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning (BODP) has published a disturbing new report urging greater investigation of – and investment in – human augmentation for military purposes. The following is a brief summary of the 100+ page document with short comment at the end.

‘Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm’ argues that humans are the ‘weakest link’ in modern warfare, and that there is a need to exploit scientific advances to improve human capabilities.

“Increasing use of autonomous and unmanned systems – from the tactical to the strategic level – could significantly increase the combat effect that an individual can bring to bear, but to realise this potential, the interfaces between people and machines will need to be significantly enhanced. Human augmentation will play an important part in enabling this interface.”

Jun 14 07:00

Biden’s Message to NATO Summit: US Has Sacred Obligation to Article 5 War Clause

Voice of America Sunday ran a story about the tenor and theme of President Joe Biden’s presentation at tomorrow’s NATO summit in Brussels with the headline Biden to Reassure Allies of US Commitment to NATO Mutual Defense Clause. In the report it cites a pledge Biden made in an address to American Air Force service members at the Royal Air Force Mildenhall base on June 9: “In Brussels, I will make it clear that the United States’ commitment to our NATO Alliance and Article 5 is rock solid. It’s a sacred obligation that we have under Article 5.” Today the White House posted an online fact sheet on the summit which contained in its opening paragraph this stark statement: “During the Summit, the President will reaffirm the enduring Transatlantic bond through NATO and underscore the United States’ ironclad commitment to Article 5 – an attack on one is an attack on all and will be met with a collective response.”

Jun 14 07:00

Secretary General: NATO Won’t ‘Mirror’ Russia, Will Exponentially Outspend, Surround It With Battle Groups

Just hours ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, the military bloc’s secretary general, Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble that NATO will continue to expand its military capabilities but will not “mirror” its arch-adversary Russia. And indeed without meaning in the least to do so he spoke the truth.

For while disingenuously stating the alliance he heads is pursuing a “dual track approach” to the nation whose government he routinely accuses of (his precise terminology) authoritarian push-back against the rules-based international order – an approach of defense and dialogue (note the sequence) – he immediately segued into boasting:

“And that’s exactly what we do when we now have implemented the biggest reinforcements of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War, and will continue to strengthen our collective defense with high readiness, more troops, and increased investment in our defense.”

Jun 14 06:59

Seven Minutes From Moscow: Putin Warns of Missile Threat to Russia as U.S. Guided-Missile Destroyers Enter Baltic, Black Seas

In comments that got past editors in the Western news media, President Vladimir Putin in a recent Russian television interview accused the West of abusing what were good relations at the time (1999-2004) to expand NATO up to Russia’s borders. And in doing so, he specified, violated verbal pledges made by American officials to then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, adding that the latter is alive and in good health and can confirm what he was told. In a candid assessment of the matter, Putin added, “I do not want to use harsh words, but they simply spat upon our interests and that’s that.”

Lengthy excerpts of his comments were published on the English-language site of the government news agency TASS on June 9.

Jun 14 06:48

How Generals Fueled 1918 Flu Pandemic to Win Their World War- Just like today

Just like today, brass and bureaucrats ignored warnings, and sent troops overseas despite the consequences.

The U.S. military has been forced by the coronavirus pandemic to make some serious changes in their operations. But the Pentagon, and especially the Navy, have also displayed a revealing resistance to moves to stand down that were clearly needed to protect troops from the raging virus from the start.

The Army and Marine Corps have shifted from in-person to virtual recruitment meetings. But the Pentagon has reversed an initial Army decision to postpone further training and exercises for at least 30 days, and it has decided to continue sending new recruits from all the services to basic training camps, where they would no doubt be unable to sustain social distancing.

Jun 14 06:17

House tees up war authorization repeal while Senate waits on White House

The House will vote on a repeal of the Iraq-focused 2002 war authorization this week, but similar legislation is on a slower track on the other side of the Capitol, where lawmakers were still negotiating with the White House last week.

The House will vote on its bill, from Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., when it returns to Washington after its three-week recess, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced. The popular measure, which advanced out of the Foreign Affairs Committee in late May, has 103 co-sponsors, including seven Republicans.

Jun 11 12:56

Without American Support Taliban Steamrolls Afghan Army, Walks Away with Precision US Weapons and Armored Fighting Vehicles

Leo Tolstoy wrote that “war is always pernicious even when successful.”

The United States’ ongoing withdrawal from Afghanistan demonstrates the truth of this claim.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced on Twitter that Taliban fighters overran government security forces with ease this week in the Maidan Wardak Province, just west of Kabul.

His posts included several pictures of booty from the conquest, which included American-made machine guns, rifles, carbines and armored vehicles.

“The enemy fled on seeing the casualties, and a large number of tanks, heavy and light weapons and ammunition fell into the hands of the Mujahideen,” he tweeted.

Jun 11 11:04

Russia Is Trying To Restore a Giant Nuclear Battlecruiser—It’s Not Working Out

The Russian navy for nearly a decade has been trying to double, from one to two, its active fleet of huge, nuclear-powered battlecruisers.

It’s not going well. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, which starved Russian shipyards of funding and forced the navy to lay up three of its four Kirov-class battlecruisers, still is wreaking havoc on fleet planning.

Since at least 2013, the Russian navy has been trying to refurbish and upgrade Admiral Nakhimov, the third-in-class of the 827-foot Kirovs. If and when Admiral Nakhimov is ready, she’ll join her younger sister Pyotr Velikiy in service with the Northern Fleet.

Two older Kirovs, laid up for decades, could head for the breakers this year.

Jun 11 10:25

‘Hundreds’ of Whistleblowers Say Military Forcing ‘Anti-American Indoctrination’ on Them: Sen. Cotton

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on June 10 that “hundreds” of military whistleblowers have reported being forced to receive “anti-American indoctrination” training, including critical race theory (CRT).

In a Senate hearing with Austin, Cotton claimed that within the military, there’s “plummeting morale, growing mistrust between races and sexes where none existed just six months ago and unexpected retirements and separations based on these trainings alone.”

One whistleblower, Cotton alleged, said that military history training was replaced with training about police brutality, “systemic racism,” and “white privilege.” Another said that his unit had to read “White Fragility” by feminist author and critical theory proponent Robin DiAngelo, according to the senator.

Jun 11 04:20

$1.2 Trillion Manchin-Backed Infrastructure Plan Reached By Bipartisan Group Of Senators

Update (1900ET): The bipartisan group has agreed to pitch a $1.2 trillion eight-year infrastructure spending package to the Biden administration, according to Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source familiar with the deliberations.

The proposal is notably backed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and calls for $579 billion in net new spending "beyond outlays that Congress was already expected to enact."

After talks between President Joe Biden and Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) broke down earlier this week, a bipartisan group of 10 senators led by Mitt Romney (R-UT) say they've reached a tentative deal on the the size of an infrastructure deal, as well as how they'd pay for it.

The deal would spend a fraction of the $4.1 trillion called for by President Biden, and would not require an increase in taxes, according to The Hill, which suggests it may be a "tough sell within the broader Senate Democratic caucus."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What about accountability for the billions we've already spent in taxes the Federal Government has blown through in horrific and stupid over-reach to date?!?

I would really love some accurate numbers on that, thank you very much!!

Jun 11 04:12

Buchanan: What Is America's Cause In The World?

Authored by Pat Buchanan,

“Take away this pudding; it has no theme,” is a comment attributed to Winston Churchill, when a disappointing dessert was put in front of him.

Writers have used Churchill’s remark to describe a foreign policy that lacks coherence or centrality of purpose.
At the Cold War’s end, George H. W. Bush said America would now lead mankind in the creation of “a New World Order.”

George W. Bush was going to deny to all “axis of evil” nations — North Korea, Iran, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq — access to the “world’s worst weapons,” with our ultimate goal being “ending tyranny in our world.”

According to the Biden Democrats of today, America’s goal is the preservation of “a rules-based international order,” which is less inspiring than “Remember the Alamo!” or “Remember Pearl Harbor!”

What are the causes that actually animate Americans?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is, after the last "election" the process is so completely compromised, that ordinary Americans have absolute zero say in how the government is run, or structured.

How this will play out in the long run, I cannot say; however, combining the anger with no longer feeling represented in any way by this government, coupled with the anger about how the Covid-19 pandemic was handled in this county, when its leadership had been given a "heads up" moment, long before it let its citizens know what was going on, may well be a turning point.

Jun 11 03:45

How Washington Is Positioning Al-Qaeda's Founder As Its Rebranded 'Asset

Authored by Ben Norton & Max Blumenthal via TheGrayZone.com,

March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the Salafi-jihadist militants fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

With the northeastern province of Idlib under the control of a self-proclaimed "Syrian Salvation Government" led by the rebranded version of Syria’s al-Qaeda franchise, and protected under the military aegis of NATO member state Turkey, powerful elements from Brussels to Washington have been working to legitimize its leader.

This June, PBS Frontline aired a special, "The Jihadist," featuring a sit-down interview with Abu Mohammad al-Jolani, de facto president of the "Syrian Salvation Government" and founder of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda originally called Jabhat al-Nusra, today re-branded as Hay-at Tahrir al-Sham, or HTS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PBS is, most simply put, just another element in US government psy-ops, period, end of discussion.

And BTW, when was the last time you saw a PBS program critical, in any way, of US governmental agenda?!?

The short answer, is... NEVER.

Jun 11 03:27

The Iran Nuclear Deal Won't Happen Any Time Soon

Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via OilPrice.com,

Global oil markets have been on edge recently due to the continuing JCPOA discussions and the possibility of the U.S. rejoining the deal. While there have been no real breakthroughs in the discussions so far, the possibility of Iranian oil exports coming back online is adding downward pressure to oil prices. Despite this added pressure, international oil benchmark Brent is still firmly above $70, and oil price optimism is only increasing. This optimism is due to the growing global demand for oil and petroleum products and is also driven by warnings from U.S. diplomats that Iranian sanctions are far from over. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated to the press that “even in the event of a return to compliance with the JCPOA, hundreds of sanctions will remain in place, including sanctions imposed by the Trump Administration”.

Jun 10 08:20

Biden’s Military Puts West Point Cadets in Solitary Confinement If They Refuse COVID Vaccine

Military cadets at West Point Academy who refuse to take one of the controversial COVID vaccines are being put in solitary confinement, with more stringent restrictions than those who tested positive for the virus.

At West Point Military Academy, a number of cadets are currently rebelling against the push from the Biden administration and military higher-ups to take one of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines. 700 cadets who initially refused the vaccine were brought together into a meeting room, and were briefed as to the benefits of the vaccine. The number of cadets has now dwindled significantly after allegations of daily pressure by “senior officials” at the school, and rumors of reductions of leave. Some cadets relented and received the vaccine, while many left West Point due to the pressure.

Jun 10 07:48

Torture Enters the Courtroom

For the first time in American history, a federal judge last week authorized the government to admit as evidence in a criminal case in a public courtroom words uttered by the defendant that were obtained under torture.

Al-Nashiri’s lawyers told the court and the prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay that they intend to argue at trial to the jury that the government has the wrong man and that the true plotters have already been killed by US forces. The feds, in order to counter that argument, told the court that they have statements that al-Nashiri made during his torture that can arguably be used to question his defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dosne't this make you PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN?!?!?

And folks, these procedures were paid for by your tax dollars; doesn't that make you feel great?!?

DAMN, I wish we lived in a country which doesn't so routinely commit war crimes; unfortunately, Mike and I are too old and to broke to immigrate.

Jun 10 07:22

Israel Defense Forces Strike Syria, As Netanyahu Struggles To Remain

By South Front,

Israel’s political situation is proving quite precarious for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As a result, he’s struggling to prove that he’s required at the lead, since Tel Aviv’s enemies will allegedly flourish if Netanyahu is not there.

ate on June 8th, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck various targets in southern and central Syria. According to Syrian media, air defense systems managed to shoot down some Israeli missiles which were fired from the direction of Lebanon.

Not all missiles were shot down and some caused damage. The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights claimed that violent explosions were felt in Damascus and around the city, followed by Israeli strikes on military positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). It also claimed that 10 pro-government fighters were killed in the strikes.

Air strikes also took place in the south of Homs province and in the border zone between Homs and Tartus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This continued Israeli shelling of Syria, is an attempt at distracting the Israeli people from the very precarious state in which Netanyahu has left the country of Israel.

I hope and pray that he is officially out of office before he can do greater damage (like a massive strike against Iran, for which he will probably give utterly no warning to the US.)but this remains to be seen.

Without the power of the Prime Minister position behind him, he will not be able to excape those corruption charges which have been dogging him for years, so he will fight tooth and nail to prevent this from happening, even though he may well not be able to prevail.

Jun 10 07:10

Wuhan Lab 'Experts' Deny Lab Leak, Claim No Workers Sickened With COVID-19

Anonymous experts at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) have dismissed theories that COVID-19 leaked from their lab, as well as US intelligence that three lab workers fell ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, according to Chinese state-run ECNS.CN.

The experts, who requested anonymity, said individuals from the West can present their proof if they have any. They also dismissed as groundless the reports from some media outlets that three workers from the institute had contracted the virus. -ECNS

According to a May 23 report by the WSJ, Three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were so sick in November of 2019 that they sought hospitalization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but what the hell did you expect elements of the CPP to say?!?

Hell yes, we are creating bioweapons with which to kill all Westerners?!?

And I have to wonder; were there, or will there be, "genetic markers" in that Covid-19, or future bioweapons, with which to target certain ethnicities?!?

Jun 10 07:05

Blinken Props Up Biden In European Charade For New Cold War

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Blinken is staying close to his boss during the whirlwind tour, because Biden is liable to spin out of control and reap an embarrassing collapse.

It’s a big ask for a frail 78-year-old U.S. president to rally the world around a series of myths and falsehoods. Biden flies to Europe this week to galvanize allies under strong American leadership of supposed shared “democratic values” in a “historic confrontation” with the “autocracies” of China and Russia.

President Joe Biden’s worldview is so disconnected from reality that it is going to prove difficult mentally for him to consistently and coherently make the case over a series of summits in the next week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is of deepest concern to me, watching this charade unfolding, which would be hysterically funny, if not for the potentially deadly consequences, is that it is imminently possible, that Blinken will not be able to manage keeping the wanted "cold wars" against Russia and China, from turning "hot".

The intelligence operatives in both countries are no slouches, and have
probably very much "twigged on" to the reality, that the Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika, is "woke, broke, dystopian, and at war with itself."

Can a country dealing with these realities succeed in a war against both Russia and China, which would probably be the case, if the US aggravates both or either enough?!?

Folks, the short answer here is, "HELL, no!!"

So, since those in power in this country give not a flying frisbee about what happens to its citizens, should war ensure from their idiotic foreign policies, because they have taken measures to protect themselves from most unpleasantness, we have to take care of ourselves and each other the best we can.

Please make sure that you have potable water; storable food; and extra medications for yourselves and your pets, should the excrement hit the fan.
Flashlights; batteries; basic first aid equipment are also of the highest importance. Find people you know with whom you can create a community, where you can share services and barter.

We could very well be going back to a 19th century life style in a moment's notice, should a series of EMPs take out the electrical grid in this county, in light of the reality that our power grids are woefully unprotected.

Jun 10 06:30

Zelensky Tells Biden Ukraine Needs Clear Plan For Accession To NATO

Authored by Ella Kietlinska via The Epoch Times,

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed in his phone conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday that Ukraine needs “a real step-by-step plan” tied to calendar dates for its accession to NATO, the chief of the Ukrainian presidential office Andriy Yermak said according to a report on Ukraine’s official website.

The time of statements and declarations of intent should be a thing of the past, Zelensky told Biden.

“There can be no doubt that Ukraine is an integral part of Europe in terms of its value foundation. Now, in the new situation in Europe, we need a logistical plan for Ukraine’s accession to the Alliance in the near future. NATO is a way of maximum protection for our country,” Zelensky said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Europe and the US want a war with Russia (which will might go nuclear, as neither NATO nor the US has the troop strength; the money; the weaponry; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to such a war) welcoming Ukraine into NATO is the absolutely perfect way to make that happen.

Zelinsky is absoutely sweating bullets on this, because he is hoping for the real deal from the US and NATO, but has been sensing that it just will not happen, and that all he has seen is posturing, to annoy Russia, but that nothing real will come from this.

Jun 09 08:38

America’s Coming War With China

Given the rise in anti-Chinese sentiment spawned by the off-shoring of America’s production base to China, the impact of COVID-19, and hyperbolic rhetoric in Washington regarding China’s alleged malevolent aspirations, any number of observers of American politics might easily conclude that Washington is on the precipice of blundering into another war—this time with China. After all, a similar climate of deep-seated paranoia and military hysteria steered the world’s great powers blindly into war in 1914.

Jun 09 07:50

Army nixes soldier roles for native Arabic, Pashto and Dari speakers

The Army is cutting its interpreter-translator platoons and eliminating the associated job specialty for native or heritage Arabic, Dari and Pashto speakers.

The move is part of the military’s overall shift from counterinsurgency missions to multi-domain operations in support of large-scale combat, Army spokeswoman Maj. Jackie Wren wrote in an email response.

The 09L program was established in 2003 to provide Arabic, Dari and Pashto native and heritage speakers to support Army operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Wren said.

The Army plans to retain soldiers holding the Military Occupational Specialty coded 09L through reclassification if qualified, she added.

Jun 09 06:57

Watch: Fauci Pal Daszak Describes "Chinese Colleagues" Developing "Killer" Coronaviruses

Authored by Natalie Winters via TheNationalPulse.com,

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak – who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – appears to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” in a clip unearthed by The National Pulse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please watch this video, and come to your own conclusions; that process, embracing both logic and deduction, is something that all elements of the Deep State despise when they have collectively been lying through their teeth about.... anything.

And folks, we have been lied to, big-time from the getgo on this Covid-19 pandemic, to save a few uber-affluent jackasses, both Chinese and American, from massive embarrassment.

What about guilt?!? People who do this kind of work, developing bioweapons, have none, as they have had what was left of a conscience surgically removed.

But it is the people at the top, who gave the go-ahead for the development of these "gain of function" experiments, both Chinese and American (and whoever else) who desperately need to be massively discredited.

To those who lost family and friends to this horrible bioweapon, focus your anger not on violence, but ona complete public condemnation of those "Branch Covidians" like Fauci, Gates, ect., whose dogma of "massive population reduction through disease and medications" is writ large, in the escape of this virus.

In my world, they knew it would kill a certain percentage of the people who contracted it, and that, to folks like Bill Gates, is "perfectly wonderful", because we have too many "useless eaters" on the planet anyway.

And now we have people dying from the Pfizer and Moderna medicines, which were NEVER LICENCED AS VACCINES, but emergency licensed as "experimental MRNA gene therapy, but those who developed this knew this was going to happen to a certain percentage of those who got these jabs.

And that is OK with them?!?

Remember: the only people to whom heads of large pharmaceutical companies are responsible, are their shareholderas, period, end of discussion; and those shareholders are looking at one hell of a "cash cow" with these jabs.

Jun 09 06:27

Major NATO build-up in Romania as Black Sea conflict with Russia worsens

The U.S. is funding a $152-million construction project in Romania to transform the air base in Câmpia Turzii into a “new major hub for NATO aircraft in the Black Sea region,” in the words of a report from Balkan Insight of last month. The U.S. has deployed warplanes to the base since Romania became a NATO member in 2004. In fact, the following year the U.S. acquired access to several military bases in the country, including the Mihail Kog?lniceanu International Airport (and several more in neighboring Bulgaria the next year).

In 2016 the U.S. installed a missile shield land-based Aegis SPY-1 radar and twelve missile tubes for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptor missile in Deveselu .

In 2019 the Pentagon began upgrading the Mihail Kog?lniceanu base.

U.S. European Command maintains Black Sea Area Support Group (formerly Joint Task Force-East) troop deployments in Romania as well.

Jun 09 06:25

Targeting Iran, strengthening NATO: U.S., British, Israeli, Italian F-35s in unprecedented air combat exercise

The twelve-day Falcon Strike 21 aerial war games commenced in earnest today out of the Amendola Air Base in Italy. The exercise is led by the Italian Air Force and is described by U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa as designed for the integration of 4th and 5th generation fighter capabilities; all four participating countries – Britain, Israeli, Italy and the U.S. – have provided variants of the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet for the drills.

Israel has deployed six F-35I Adir fighter jets in what the Israeli Air Force says is “part of its [the Adir F-35I Division’s] first-ever overseas deployment.”

The participants have supplied the following combat aircraft:

U.S. – Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs and F-16C Fighting Falcons
Britain – Royal Air Force F-35B Lightning IIs
Israel: Air Force F-35I Adirs and Gulfstream G550 specialized surveillance aircraft

Jun 09 06:21

Outsourcing Production Of Virtually Everything Has Brought US Economy To Brink Of Nightmare Scenario

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Many of the imbalances that are contributing to the nightmarish shortages that we are currently witnessing are not going to be solved any time soon. Ever since I started The Economic Collapse Blog, I have been warning that outsourcing the production of just about everything and running massive trade deficits year after year would eventually have very serious consequences down the road. Well, now we are officially “down the road”, and our incredibly foolish trade policies have put us in a very precarious position. During the “good times”, being extremely dependent on the rest of the world to make stuff for us wasn’t a problem, but now it is rapidly becoming a national security issue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is the bitter end of the service economy, so widely touted in the 80s, which gave large corporations carte blanche to produce and source product for the absolutely lowest possible cost.

Although President Trump was an abysmal failure in terms of some policies, on one issue he was absolutely correct; that was bringing the production of product back to this country, and recreating a robust manufacturing base here.

Jun 08 10:28

Britain’s New Armored Personnel Carrier Can Not Carry Personnel

A new fleet of tanks bought by the Army for £3.5 billion cannot be driven safely over 20mph, a leaked report has revealed.

Military chiefs have been warned that the new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles pose safety risks to soldiers if they are driven at more than half their fastest speed.

It comes after trials of the vehicles had to be suspended from November 2020 to March of this year, after it was found troops had suffered swollen joints and tinnitus while being inside the vehicles.

In a Government report seen by The Telegraph it states that safety limitations on the tanks include “speed restrictions of 20mph” as well as “limiting time in the platform to 1hr 30mins before crew change”.

The report warns that due to the speed restrictions, which are understood to be caused by design flaws that have resulted in excessive vibrations that prevent cannons being fired on the move, the Household Cavalry regiment “cannot conduct effective collective training on the platform”.

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This sounds familier!

Jun 08 10:13

AFRICOM Military’s Exercise: The Art of Creating New Pretexts for Propagating US Interests

Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat “irregular migration” and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests

Phoenix Express 2021 (PE21), a 12-day US-Africa Command (AFRICOM)-sponsored military exercise involving 13 states in the Mediterranean Sea, concluded on Friday, May 28. It had kicked off from the naval base in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 16. The drills in this exercise covered naval maneuvers across the stretch of the Mediterranean Sea, including on the territorial waters of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.

Jun 08 07:34

Stability: Media Codeword for ‘Under US Control’

The world watched aghast last month as Israeli forces during Ramadan stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, attacking and injuring hundreds of worshipers. The IDF proceeded to target schools, media centers and hospitals in Gaza—frequently described as the world’s largest open-air prison because of the state of siege it’s been under since 2007—killing hundreds, injuring thousands and forcing tens of thousands to flee.

Describing these events in The Hill (5/27/21), former high-ranking Republican Rep. Mike Rogers identified a different culprit: Iran. “Iran’s involvement in the current crisis is barely concealed,” he wrote, accusing the Islamic Republic of encouraging and “direct[ly] enabling” the violence. “Iran’s destabilizing influence is seen across the region,” the US official pontificated:

Jun 08 07:31

Germany warns: AI arms race already underway

An AI arms race is already underway. That's the blunt warning from Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas.

"We're right in the middle of it. That's the reality we have to deal with," Maas told DW, speaking in a new DW documentary, "Future Wars — and How to Prevent Them."

It's a reality at the heart of the struggle for supremacy between the world's greatest powers.

"This is a race that cuts across the military and the civilian fields," said Amandeep Singh Gill, former chair of the United Nations group of governmental experts on lethal autonomous weapons. "This is a multi-trillion dollar question."

Jun 08 06:20

Navy Picks Pacific Homeport For Future Frigates: Hello, China

The Navy’s announcement yesterday afternoon that it will base its first 12 frigates in the Pacific Northwest sends a clear signal to China. While the new Constellation-class frigates could deploy anywhere around the world – the slender ships fit easily through the Panama Canal – having their homeport in Naval Station Everett, just north of Seattle, makes it much easier for them to deploy to the Pacific. It also makes them readily available for operations in the Arctic, where the US is increasingly concerned about China’s influence, as well as Russia’s.

Jun 07 11:01

State Acknowledges “Massive Contamination” in Chesapeake Beach, MD

Mark Mank, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) acknowledged “massive contamination” caused by the military’s use of PFAS at the Naval Research Lab - Chesapeake Bay Detachment in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland during the Navy’s RAB meeting on May 18, 2021.

Mank responded to a question asking if there is anywhere on earth with higher levels than the 7,950,000 parts per trillion (ppt) of PFOS found in the soil in Chesapeake Beach. Mank did not specifically address the question but responded by saying levels in Chesapeake Beach are “significantly elevated.” He said that residents have reasons to be concerned. "We will continue to press the Navy. Stay tuned, more will follow," he said.

Jun 07 08:14

Caitlin Johnstone: US corporate media wastes no time using UFO report to promote arms race

This won’t be the last time the imperialist media warns us that UFOs on the radar are a sign of a frightening gap in technology that leaves the US defenseless against Russia and China. They’ve been priming us for it for years
The New York Times has published an article on the contents of the hotly anticipated US government report on UFOs, as per usual based on statements of anonymous officials, and as per usual promoting narratives that are convenient for imperialists and war profiteers.

Together with one voice, the anonymous US officials and the “paper of record” that is supposed to scrutinize US officials assure us definitively that the mysterious aerial phenomena that have reportedly been witnessed by military personnel are certainly not any kind of secret US technology, but could totally be aliens and could definitely be a sign the Russians or Chinese have severely lapped America’s lagging military development.

Jun 07 08:13

Supreme Court is being asked to rule if it is unconstitutional to require men to register for the draft at 18 but not women

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it is discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18.

The question of whether it is unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could be viewed as one with little practical impact.

The last time there was a draft was during the Vietnam War, and the military has been all-volunteer since.

But the registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently, and women's groups are among those arguing that allowing it to stand is harmful.

The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear a case involving the Military Selective Service Act, which requires men to register for the draft.

Jun 07 07:28

The Alarming Case of the USAF’s Mysteriously Missing Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles

The United States Air Force appears to have passed on the greatest leap in air combat capability since the advent of the jet engine—or at least that’s how it looks.

Unmanned military capabilities are all the rage these days, with concepts ranging from insect-sized flying drones, to unmanned sub-hunting patrol boats, to notional pilotless hypersonic aircraft. Yet for some reason, the Air Force seems interested in nearly every application of unmanned warfare but the most relevant one of all, the type that could effectively and efficiently replace budget-busting tactical fighter aircraft while also leapfrogging our potential enemies when it comes to air combat capabilities for decades to come.

Jun 07 06:47

Supreme Court asked to review men-only draft registration law

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it’s sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18.

The question of whether it’s unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could be viewed as one with little practical impact. The last time there was a draft was during the Vietnam War, and the military has been all-volunteer since. But the registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently, and women’s groups are among those arguing that allowing it to stand is harmful.

The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear a case involving the Military Selective Service Act, which requires men to register for the draft.

Jun 07 05:32

Israel’s ‘change government’ means the oppression of Palestinians is set to get a whole lot WORSE

Israel’s on the cusp of seeing a new coalition government that’s been dubbed the “change bloc”. If that conjures notions of progress, think again.

In any case, the potential new prime minister is Naftali Bennett, who will rotate the executive seat with Yair Lapid, who leads a so-called “centrist” party.

Bennett, a former protégé of Netanyahu, is a hardline pro-settler who openly calls for the expansion of illegal occupation and the annexation of Palestinian land. His cabinet will be packed with far-right politicians such as Avigdor Lieberman, who will hold power in the key ministries. Under Bennett, therefore, the Israeli government will hold the same contempt for the so-called two-state solution that American administrations have nominally advocated for Palestinian statehood alongside Israel. That means further encroachment and evictions for already hard-pressed Palestinian communities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Jun 07 04:53

US Actively Prepares for War with Russia

It is quite apparent to everyone that, at present, the socio-economic and political situation in the United States is far from stable and society increasingly polarized. In fact, even members of the current US military and political elite admit this in their public speeches. Hence, President Joe Biden and his team have been trying hard to unite the nation and guide it in a less divisive direction.

Since the relationship between the United States and Russia has taken a turn for the worse in recent years, it is quite clear to the author that, nowadays, the US administration has been seeking confrontation with the Russian Federation, be it over politics, trade or even the construction of Nord Stream 2 (which is of no concern to the US) for the European Union (EU). And President Joe Biden is seemingly trying to achieve this aim by using fairly aggressive and ideologically divisive rhetoric as a tool.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The above-articulated scenarios can best be described with only two words; absolute insanity.

And not to put too fine a point on it, Russia never annexed Crimea. Post-putsch in the Ukraine, when Viktor Yanukovych was replaced by the western-anointed Peter Poroshenko, the people of Crimea held two referendums, which were monitored and observed as free and fair.

First, the Crimean people were asked if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, post putsch, and they voted overwhelmingly to secede.

Then, in a second referendum, theyu were asked if Crimea should join the Russian Federation, and the Crimeans voted to petition the Russian Federation to join, and the Russian Federation accepted that petition.

The US and NATO do not have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to such a war against Russia.

And unfortunately, just because something might be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do, is utterly no guarantee that it won't haul off and do just that.

This is why, in this country, we are most probably coming back to a military draft of both our young men and young women, and this explains the timing of the Supreme Court most probably hearing the case, that a male-only selective service is discriminatory.

Jun 07 04:18

Supreme Court asked to review men-only draft registration law

The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it’s sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18.

The question of whether it’s unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could be viewed as one with little practical impact. The last time there was a draft was during the Vietnam War, and the military has been all-volunteer since. But the registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently, and women’s groups are among those arguing that allowing it to stand is harmful.

The justices could say as soon as Monday whether they will hear a case involving the Military Selective Service Act, which requires men to register for the draft

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would bet that the Supremes will hear this case, and argue for universal registration of both men and women; this country will not be able to begin to fight its next perpetual wars without reinstituting a draft.

Jun 07 04:13

NATO Summit: West To Move China to Back Burner, Russia and Belarus to the Front

The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, gave an online address entitled ”NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future” at an event co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and German Council on Foreign Relations on June 4.

As the title of the presentation would indicate, his comments, addressed to organizations to which he and NATO are really beholden (as distinct from transitory, ephemeral entities like governments), were apropos the NATO summit in Brussels which will begin on June 14.

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The timing on wanting to drop China as "bad guy in chief", after the Wuhan debacle, was thoroughly predictable, in order to attempt to make people forget the suffering of the last year, both geopolitically induced, and medical, they, or their loved ones, may have endured.

But the reality is, Russia has done absolutely nothing.... to earn these accusations, and NATO leadership knows it.

Jun 07 04:04

119 Killed, Mostly Afghan Troops, in Deadly Weekend Attacks

A Taliban attack in the Faryab Province has targeted a key police headquarters this weekend. The HQ remains under siege, with at least 14 fighters killed, and 37 other members of the security forces having been captured. Other officials say the death toll could be over 30 as fighting continues.

It was a big attack, and getting worse. That’s been the news all weekend, as officials reported attacks in about 10 provinces per day. All told, 119 people have been reported killed, and 102 of them are members of Afghan security forces.

Beyond the large death toll, 196 security forces were reported wounded over the 48 hour period. The Defense Ministry also claimed 183 Taliban killed on Friday, and another 181 killed on Saturday.

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There are a number of perfectly valid reasons why Afghanistan has the dubious distinction of being called "the graveyard of empires".

And I would like to politely remind our "alleged leadership" in Foggy Bottom, that those who cannot learn from history.... are doomed to repeat it.

Jun 07 04:01

Troops Leaving, But US Commits Billions to Fund Afghan Fighting$3.3 billion annually to go to Afghan military

US troops leaving Afghanistan was meant to mark the end of the war in Afghanistan. As it stands, however, it seems that the administration is going through any hoops possible that might keep the war going and the US deeply invested in it.

The latest sign of the Afghan War to come was envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a delegation committing the US to $3.3 billion annually in direct funding to the Afghan military. This is just one aspect of all the US aid to Afghanistan still being negotiated.

The US spent decades designing an Afghan military that the country could never afford, and it was assumed the US would be on the hook for some subsidy. The sheer size of the funding, however, points to a US vision that they’re going to keep fighting a war, and doing it on the US dime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Federal ego and insanity writ large.

Bring our troops home; Let the Afghanis decide their future; negotiate with whatever government is still standing in Kabul post-troop withdrawal, for the oil rights, and call it a day.

Jun 07 02:50

After Capitol Riot "Pause", Arms Companies Are Showering Money On Both Sides Of Aisle Again

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com,

Political rancor and tensions surround the 2020 election had many US companies trying to distance themselves from the process by halting political donations. This included one of the biggest sectors for buying influence, the arms industry.

After a few months to reexamine things, the arms companies are back to throwing money around, donating in large quantities to members of both parties involved in military spending, and trying to ensure that they stay on good terms with everyone responsible for their business’ contracts.

Jun 07 02:34

US Troops In Iraq Targeted By Increasingly Sophisticated Combat Drones

The thousands of US troops still in Iraq are increasingly monitoring the threat from the skies, as a series of combat drones from an unknown source have reportedly targeted American bases over the past few months, according to a Friday report in The New York Times. The report blames "Iran-backed militia" for deployments of sophisticated small drones, citing the usual anonymous sources.

The following day on Saturday, a new attack on Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq was reported: "The air defense system at Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, where American forces are stationed, shot down two drones that attempted to attack the base on Saturday night, according to the Iraqi Security Media Cell."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, one can hear the war drums getting beaten with ever greater fierocity by Team Biden and Israel, particuarly in light of Netanyahu's impending (potential) fall from grace in the next couple of days.

Geopolitically, Netanyahu is a wounded animal; wounded animals are always at their most dangerous.

However, I would like to politely point out that a US war against Iran would most probably translate as a war against both Russia and China right now; is US leadership so thooroughly idiotic, as to believe that such a war could actually be won, given that we don't have the troop strength; weaponry; money; or manufacturing to make that happen?!?

Jun 07 02:17

British Army's New Ajax Tank Makes Troops Sick 

The British Army is modernizing its forces with new armored fighting vehicles. One vehicle, in particular, called the "Ajax," produced by General Dynamics UK, has been in testing with the service after a multi-billion dollar deal. But there's a problem, the vehicles are so noisy and vibrate violently during operations that tank crews are becoming sick, according to The Times.

The UK government ordered 589 Ajax tanks, formerly known as the Scout SV (Specialist Vehicle), a family of armored fighting vehicles being developed by General Dynamics. A deal between the service and the defense firm was inked in 2014 for $4.5 billion, and after trials in November, it appears these tanks are far from battle-ready.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insanity, writ large.

Why is it that the companies responsible for creating weaponry feel it is perfectly fine to provide Britain's military with absolute crud, where the engineering has obviously not been thought through at all?!?

Mind you, I hate war; but there should be, in large type, a caveat in every contract for every military bit of weaponry, that if the item does not perform flawlessly, within spec, from the first trial of that weaponry, that the presidents of those corporations who made it, are looking at jail time, and NOT in Britain's equivalent of a Club Fed!!

Jun 05 08:07

This Land is Mine

Jun 05 05:16

Biden’s grounding of Open Skies treaty is folly amid Russian tensions. And it’s a head-scratcher, since his campaign once called Trump’s withdrawal of the Cold War agreement ‘short-sighted.’

The Biden administration had an opportunity to salvage the Treaty on Open Skies (OS), but they have chosen to let it die.

The U.S. had withdrawn from the treaty under the previous administration in November 2020, and there was a chance that Biden could have rejoined it. Last month, the State Department announced that the U.S. would not rejoin the treaty, and the Russian government has taken steps to exit the treaty as well.

The exit of the two largest states from Open Skies marks its demise for all intents and purposes. The decision represents a reversal from Biden’s criticism of Trump’s withdrawal, which he had previously characterized as “short-sighted.” The administration’s bizarre decision to bury the treaty makes it less likely that the U.S. and Russia will be able to make any progress on a new arms control agenda, and it casts a pall over the upcoming Geneva summit on June 16. Arms control experts reacted to Biden’s decision with dismay and bewilderment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American comedian Ron White, in his stand-up routine, had a statement which very mucn describes this decision; "You can't fix stupid!!", and this is precisely how this decision on the part of Team Biden, can be succinctly described.

Jun 05 05:13

Four Things To Know About Israel’s New ‘Change Coalition’

The new government – if it takes power at all – is united only around ousting Netanyahu. Here’s what that could mean.

In Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, a broad but shaky new “change coalition” claims it’s ready to finally oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – the right-wing Likud leader who’s held the office for the last 12 years.

If approved, the new coalition would anoint as prime minister Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally who supports settlement expansion and annexation of much of the West Bank, and who is significantly further to the right than Netanyahu himself. In theory, if it stays in power for two years, the more centrist Yair Lapid would then take over as prime minister. But that’s a big “if” – and the new coalition may not even survive its initial vote of confidence next week.

Jun 05 05:11

Belarus, Crimea: Ukraine Prepares for Armed Conflict in North and South

The Ukrainian government has announced that it is shoring up security and military forces in the north of the country on its border with Belarus and to the south on what it calls the administrative border of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: the exact language of the government and the armed forces of the nation.

Serhiy Deineko, in charge of the State Border Guard Service, was quoted confirming he’d returned from inspecting the Ukrainian border with Belarus and had identified measures for strengthening protection against alleged Belarusian threats.

In his words: “We need to continue building up the system of protecting the state border with Belarus. This applies to the entire section, including the borders of the exclusion zone…we are further strengthening our technical and engineering capabilities. We must ensure the national security of Ukraine from all possible threats.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with Russia, on the part of Ukraine, would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid things the US and NATO could do right now; unfortunately, that is utterly no guarantee that they won't just haul off and do it.

Jun 05 05:07

After Very Public Pause, US Arms Companies Resume Political Donations

Political rancor and tensions surround the 2020 election had many US companies trying to distance themselves from the process by halting political donations. This included one of the biggest sectors for buying influence, the arms industry.

After a few months to reexamine things, the arms companies are back to throwing money around, donating in large quantities to members of both parties involved in military spending, and trying to ensure that they stay on good terms with everyone responsible for their business’ contracts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And this weapons-centric money manifests as a policy of perpetual war on the part of this government.

In an honest government, not one cent would be allowed from companies which make weapons.

Unfortunately, however, this government has devolved into one where it cannot do otherwise than create consistently horrific outcomes, both domestically and internationally.

I would like to politely point out, that everything we understand, has a life cycle; planets; people;... and governments.

I cannot tell you what the next phase of US government will look like, if it is able to continue to stand for a littel while longer, but I can tell you one thing for certain; this heady combination of" broke, woke, and dystopian", most probably cannot not survive for very much longer.

Jun 05 04:58

US Blames Houthis for Yemen’s Woes

State Dept falsely claims Houthis are refusing ceasefire.

ack from a visit to the Gulf area, State Department special envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned to the US to push the narrative that the Shi’ite Houthi movement is mostly to blame for the ongoing problems in Yemen.

Yemen’s problems include large civilian casualties from the Saudi-led war and the borderline famine conditions as Saudi-enforced naval blockade has kept food imports far below pre-war levels. That lack of food and medicine, also because of the blockade, is an ongoing crisis.

It’s hard not to notice that the common denominator in all of these major humanitarian problems for Yemen is Saudi Arabia. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reiterated earlier this week that the US remains committed to Saudi Arabia when it comes to regional security, and that clearly is the intent as Lenderking pointed the finger at the Houthis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More absolute total bovine excrement regarding this crisis, courtesy of Team Biden; lying with impunity, coupled with not being able to see a situation to its logical conclusion, seems to be the prerequiste for government work these days.

Jun 05 04:54

Infographic: What you need to know about Israel’s military

Last month, as Israel bombarded the besieged Gaza Strip for the fourth time in 12 years, the United States approved a $735m arms sale to Israel. The approval was criticised by legislators in Congress, and several Democrats introduced resolutions to block the sale of Boeing’s precision-guided missiles.

Israel’s 11-day military campaign killed at least 253 people, including 66 children, in Gaza. At least 12 people were killed in Israel by rockets fired by Palestinian armed groups in Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council has set up a panel to investigate both sides for possible war crimes and human rights group Amnesty International has renewed its call for a halt to US weapons sales to Israel.

Gaza has been described as the world’s largest open-air prison. Since 2006, Israel has imposed a land, sea and air blockade on its 2.1 million inhabitants. Israeli forces continue to militarily occupy East Jerusalem and the West Bank where they have built hundreds of illegal settlements.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Israel's weapons industry is thriving, why does it need so much military and financial support from the US, while the US infrastructure is crumbling around us?!?

THAT... appears to be the dreadedly unasked, and unanswerable question, for Congress, for which the US Congress must be held to account, by We the People.

Jun 05 04:20

RUSSIA SAYS NATO TO SUPPLY UKRAINE WITH ADVANCED WEAPONS UNDER GUISE OF BLACK SEA DRILLS

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE
Russia's Defense Ministry has lobbed an explosive accusation at a moment tensions with the West are soaring in the wake of the Belarus Ryanair incident on May 23rd. Spokesman for the ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov on Wednesday said that NATO is preparing to use upcoming summer Black Sea sea exercises to smuggle tons of weaponry to Ukraine and "extremist" paramilitaries allied with Kiev.

Referencing the annual US-NATO Sea Breeze exercise in the Black Sea region, expected from June 28 through July 10 and including some 4,000 troops, Gen. Konashenkov claimed, "Advanced armaments, munitions and materiel are planned to be delivered precisely to that region for Ukrainian troops under the guise of holding the drills."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something would be the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could possibly do is, unfortunately, utterly no guarnatee that they won't do it.

I am hoping ( and praying) that Major General Konashenkov is utterly wrong in these accusations; war with Russia right now, would be utterly the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing the US government could do.

We do not have the troop strength; the weaponry; the manufacturing; or the money to successfully wage a conventional war against Russia, which means that it would go nuclear in a heartbeat, and lead to toal anihillation of all life on earth.

Jun 04 09:40

Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post surfaces in which he claimed Jews have 'an insatiable appetite for war'

Google announced it's removing its global lead on diversity strategy and research from his post after it was discovered he'd made antisemitic comments in a past blog post.

Kamau Bobb will be reassigned to a STEM research role after The Washington Free Beacon uncovered a 2007 blog post by Bobb titled "If I were a Jew."

"If I were a Jew I would be concerned about my insatiable appetite for war and killing in defense of myself," he wrote in the now-deleted post.

"If I were a Jew today, my sensibilities would be tormented. I would find it increasingly difficult to reconcile the long cycles of oppression that Jewish people have endured and the insatiable appetite for vengeful violence that Israel, my homeland, has now acquired."

The post appeared to be written following an outbreak of violence between Lebanon and Israel in late 2007.

Jun 04 08:47

Lockheed aims to produce 169 F-35 fighter jets in 2022

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) aims to produce and deliver about 169 F-35 fighter jets in 2022, the U.S. weapons maker said on Wednesday at a conference hosted by brokerage Bernstein.

The company said it expects the production rate for the jets to eventually plateau at about 175 aircraft per year after 2022, based on the demand by the United States government and partner countries. read more

Lockheed's decision to enter full rate production for the jets has been delayed as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations at aircraft manufacturers and their supply chains. The company is expected to deliver between 133 and 139 jets in 2021.

Jun 04 05:34

US Actively Prepares for War with Russia

Since the relationship between the United States and Russia has taken a turn for the worse in recent years, it is quite clear to the author that, nowadays, the US administration has been seeking confrontation with the Russian Federation, be it over politics, trade or even the construction of Nord Stream 2 (which is of no concern to the US) for the European Union (EU). And President Joe Biden is seemingly trying to achieve this aim by using fairly aggressive and ideologically divisive rhetoric as a tool.

Based on a number of reports published by American and Western media outlets, aside from anti-Russia propaganda, the US government has essentially begun its preparations for an invasion of Russia via the Baltic countries, the Black Sea, the Arctic Ocean and regions bordering the Russian Federation to the East.

Jun 03 14:51

"Slaughterbot" Autonomous Killer Drones | Technology

Jun 03 13:06

‘She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away’

“Anne, [“SPARKLE”] an Air Force staff sergeant, was—and still is—a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) sensor operator or “sensor.”

“When you hit a truck full of people, there are limbs and legs everywhere,” Sparkle said. “I watched a guy crawl away from the wreckage after one shot with no lower body. He slowly died. You have to watch that. You don’t get to turn away.”

Anne crawled out of bed in her North Las Vegas house around 10 p.m. and started to get ready for her shift.

She pulled her chestnut hair into a bun and slipped on her olive green flight suit. In the kitchen, she packed fruit to snack on during her shift and stuffed her schoolwork into her backpack-sized lunchbox just in case it’s a boring night. Most nights she doesn’t have a chance to open a book.

Jun 03 10:46

Biden Joins Long Line of Presidents to “Woefully” Undercount Civilians Killed in US Wars

By Brett Wilkins

Human rights defenders on Wednesday accused the Biden administration of joining its predecessors in undercounting the number of civilians killed during U.S. wars, as the latest annual Pentagon report on noncombatants killed by American bombs and bullets was blasted as “grossly inadequate” by a leading ACLU official...

Jun 03 10:27

Russia: Pentagon To Use War Games To Smuggle Weapons to Ukrainian Army, Extremist Formations for War in Donbass

Wednesday’s TASS cites Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, warning that the U.S. and NATO will exploit this year’s Sea Breeze military exercise in Ukraine to smuggle advanced weaponry and munitions to the nation’s armed forces and fascistic paramilitaries and mercenaries of the infamous Azov Battalion and similar units. The arms will be used for the ongoing war in the Donbass region.

In Konashenkov’s words: “Advanced armaments, munitions and materiel are planned to be delivered precisely to that region for Ukrainian troops under the guise of holding the drills.

“Eventually, as was the case in previous years, all this weaponry will be delivered to the Ukrainian troops and nationalist formations stationed close to the areas in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions uncontrolled by Kiev.”

Jun 03 07:54

A Decade On: West’s War on Syria Continues

By Brian Berletic

As Syrian elections approached, the US, France, and Germany worked together to undermine them. This was not because they truly believed the elections weren’t “free and fair,” but simply because there is no possibility for their client regime of choice to come to power.

This is despite these same Western nations – hand-in-hand – lecturing the world about “democracy,” and using its alleged “lacking” as a pretext to interfere in the affairs of nations worldwide.

The true irony is – even as the UN condemns pressure placed on Syrian voters by factions in Lebanon – the UN appears reluctant to condemn similar pressure or outright restrictions the West is placing on Syrians to likewise inhibit their ability to vote...

Jun 02 10:50

US & NATO Bombers Just Flew Over 30 Nations, Including 5 Bordering Russia

US Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa announced that American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers accompanied by military aircraft from twenty-one other NATO nations flew over all 30 NATO member states on Memorial Day. Those would include the five that border Russia – Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – of course.

The B-52s (designed to carry nuclear weapons during the Cold War), like their fellow nuclear-capable long-range bombers the B-1 and B-2, started deployment to Europe in 2018 under the aegis of the Pentagon’s Bomber Task Force and so far this year have maintained a ready presence in Europe, in one instance landing at a Norwegian air base within the Arctic Circle.

Monday's transcontinental flights were codenamed Operation Allied Sky and were the second such since last August when six B-52s accompanied by 80 NATO fighter jets flew over the thirty member states in a single day. The message sent by the operations shouldn’t be difficult to understand.

Jun 02 07:41

Were the Wars Wise? Were They Worth It?

Through the long Memorial Day weekend, anyone who read the newspapers or watched television could not miss or be unmoved by it: Story after story after story of the fallen, of those who had given the “last full measure of devotion” to their country.

Heart-rending is an apt description of those stories; and searing are the videos of those who survived and returned home without arms or legs.

But the stories could not help but bring questions to mind.

While the service and sacrifice were always honorable and often heroic, never to be forgotten, were the wars these soldiers were sent to fight and die in wise? Were they necessary?

What became of the causes for which these Americans were sent to fight in the new century, with thousands to die and tens of thousands to come home with permanent wounds?

And what became of the causes for which they were sent to fight?

Jun 01 10:11

Army Grunts May Get More Guns, But Less Ammo Next Year

The Army is seeking a big boost in new weapons for combat-arms units in its 2022 budget request, but the force may see a deep cut to the amount of ammunition it has to train with amid more than half-a-billion dollars in cuts to bullets and things that go boom.

President Joe Biden's fiscal 2022 budget request, released Friday, outlined every weapon system the Army has. Most notably, the administration wants to invest heavily in replacements for the M4 carbine and the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon machine gun.

The Pentagon is asking for a $36 million boost to the Next Generation Squad Weapon program for the Army, raising the total 2022 costs to $97 million, far outpacing any other weapon program in the service. This translates to it buying 12,217 new weapons. In 2021, it bought 3,983.

Jun 01 10:11

US Air Force to mothball dozens of A-10s, F-15s and F-16s in FY22 budget

The U.S. Air Force wants to send more than 200 aircraft to the boneyard with its fiscal 2022 budget request, freeing up $1.3 billion in savings that it can reinvest in cutting-edge technologies like its sixth-generation fighter and hypersonic weapons.

The Department of the Air Force, which released its budget request on May 28, requested a total of $173.7 billion — $156.3 billion for the Air Force and $17.4 billion for the Space Force.

Although research, development, test and evaluation costs for the Air Force increased from $26.6 billion to $28.8 billion, procurement fell from $26.1 billion to $22.9 billion.

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So ........ where did all that money go?!?

Jun 01 10:03

Navy Will Get Air Force F-16 Fighter Jets to Fill Super Hornet Gap

The U.S. Navy is preparing to receive F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from the Air Force as it moves to rid its inventory of legacy F/A-18 Hornet models used in its Reserve fleets, according to its fiscal 2022 budget request.

The Navy will shelve roughly 55 aircraft over the next year, the documents state, in hopes of transitioning to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. But to make sure it has enough fighters available amid the conversion, it expects the Air Force to transfer some F-16s to it.

Jun 01 09:10

Lawmakers Demand Action After Expose on Bishop Garrison to Get Critical Race Theory Out of Military

Jun 01 08:14

How to Build a Nuclear War Survival Kit.

A Nuclear War Might Seem Implausible, But How Many Of Us Expected A Global Pandemic?

In the category of disasters, natural disasters are all too common. There’s rarely a year where we don’t hear about hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, wildfires, and now a pandemic. But manmade disasters seem to be less frequent and often under-reported.

In actual fact, there are random wars and civil wars going on right now all around the world. Terrorism appears to be on the rise and we’re on the brink of a significant economic crisis. Against that background, it’s hard to believe a nuclear war could enter the equation, but if one thing has become apparent across 2020, it’s that anything is possible.

Jun 01 07:29

Journalists and liberal Zionists are determined to push ‘apartheid’ charge down the memory hole

Today’s New York Times has a long and compelling feature article about the Palestinian “misery at the heart of the conflict,” including house demolitions and evictions in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

The most remarkable thing about the article, though, is what it leaves out, the systematic legal discrimination that fosters these conditions. In a word, the fact that Israel has been accused by leading human rights groups in recent months of the crime of “apartheid.”

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When a guy like South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu, who I have had the pleasure of hearing preach many years ago, at St. John's Episcopal Church on Adams Street in Los Angeles, tells me that the Israeli system is horrifically apartheid, I would really, really listen to him.

When it comes to apartheid, this man utterly knows about what he is speaking!!!!

Jun 01 07:12

Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told to

Arnold Schwarzenegger could’ve seen this one coming.

After a United Nations commission to block killer robots was shut down in 2018, a new report from the international body now says the Terminator-like drones are now here.

Last year “an autonomous weaponized drone hunted down a human target last year” and attacked them without being specifically ordered to, according to a report from the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Libya, published in March 2021 that was published in the New Scientist magazine and the Star.

The March 2020 attack was in Libya and perpetrated by a Kargu-2 quadcopter drone produced by Turkish military tech company STM “during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction led by Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army,” the Star reports, adding: “The Kargu-2 is fitted with an explosive charge and the drone can be directed at a target in a kamikaze attack, detonating on impact.”

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That one note at the end, that it "required no human controller.." sent chills down my spine; when, in war, to we go from being "in control" of autonomous systems, to no longer in control, so these weapons can kill at will, what does that forshadow for humankind's future?!?

My short answer is, nothing particularly good.

Jun 01 07:09

Mach 30 wind tunnel to ‘put China decades’ ahead in hypersonic race

A Chinese physicist has said that a new wind tunnel in Beijing to be unveiled “soon” will put China decades ahead of the rest of the world in hypersonic technology.

Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Han Guilai told an online lecture last week that the JF-22 wind tunnel, in Beijing’s Huairou district, was capable of simulating flights at up to 10km per second – 30 times the speed of sound. Together with an existing facility, also in Beijing, it would put China “about 20 to 30 years ahead” of the West.

Jun 01 06:55

Mexican Cartels Respond To AMLO's "Hugs, Not Bullets" By Hunting Down, Torturing, And Executing Cops At Their Homes

BY TYLER DURDEN
MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021 - 09:00 PM
After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) attempted to combat cartels through peaceful means - namely his "hugs, not bullets" campaign to appease criminal organizations, the notoriously violent Jalisco cartel responded by kidnapping several members of an elite police force in the state of Guanajuato, torturing them to obtain the names and addresses of other cops, and is now hunting them down and killing them at their own homes, "on their days off, in front of their families," according to the Associated Press.

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Unfortunately, what Obrador will not do, is break the financial backs of the cartels, by legalizing every drug upon which they depend to make their profit, and make them available through legal distribution units.

Yes, I do know that some poor souls will get horrifically hooked on some of that product; but is that really going to be worse than the situation going on in Mexico at this time?!?

I remember, many years ago, going down to the Mexican border for day trips; I would not go to ANY place in Mexico right now, because of the blatant, in- your -face, violence occuring at the moment, with no end in sight.

Jun 01 06:42

On The Hunt For Gas - War Drums In The Western Mediterranean

Authored by Piero Messina via South Front,

Jun 01 06:40

Turkey Prepares A Syrian Diversion For Its Internal Strife

By South Front,

A Turkish operation in northeastern Syria may be brewing, if recent developments are an indication. On May 28th, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) announced that it had eliminated the mastermind behind ISIS assassinations in the region, in a joint operation with the “Free Syrian Police.”

As a result of these revelations, Turkey’s leadership is feeling a sense of urgency. There were allegations of high-level phone tapping and more, alongside the illicit weapon and drug trade. As such, the focus needs to be shifted quickly outside of Turkey and what better way than to organize a sort of crisis in the north of Syria?

May 31 13:47

MEMORIAL DAY - WALTER LEWIS SMITH

So, this week, in between the sporting events and the barbecues, take a moment to look at the flag for what it used to represent rather than the globally hated symbol it has since become. Consider all those in your family who risked and sometimes lost all in America's wars, and decide for yourself how they would feel about the government of this nation as it exists today.

May 31 13:46

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said.

May 31 13:45

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

May 31 07:06

Our Covert Regime Change Wars

The U.S. presents itself as the builder and enforcer of an international order defined by the rules and institutions created in the wake of WWII. While the U.S. frequently violates those rules, international law still constrains how the U.S. has operated in the world. Even when pursuing regime change, the U.S. has felt constrained by the principle of nonintervention to conceal its role in toppling foreign governments when there is no legal excuse readily available. That is the core argument of Michael Poznansky’s “In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World.”

May 31 07:04

War Dead are Victims, Not Heroes

Monday May 31 is Memorial Day in the US-

Memorial Day normalizes war, the same war that Satanists have waged against God and man for centuries.

All wars are psyops. COVID is far from their largest psy-op. It's small potatoes compared to World War One, World War Two, the Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam. All of these were staged by Illuminati bankers to degrade and destroy Christian civilization and to sacrifice millions of humans to Satan. If we consider the war dead as "heroes" rather than victims of a diabolical conspiracy, we are not honoring them. We are condoning their murder.

I urge you to watch this interview with Professor Anthony Sutton. In it, he explains that Wall Street financed Hitler and the Nazi war machine and provided indispensable technology. Wall Street also funded the Bolshevik revolution, literally built the USSR and supplied it with nuclear bomb technology.

May 31 06:31

Houthi Rebels Destroy M1 Abrams Tanks With Basic Iranian Guided Missiles

The video below shows what are said to be Houthi rebels in Yemen using anti-tank guided missiles to destroy American-made, Saudi Arabian-owned and operated Abrams M1 main battle tanks. The M1 is world renowned as one of, if not the finest main battle tanks in service, yet this video is clear reminder of how vulnerable even they can be to rudimentary anti-tank guided missiles.

This video is graphic in nature and shows a real-world battlefield engagement that could have resulted in loss of life. Viewer discretion is advised.

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And not surprisingly, YouTube has pulled the video.

May 31 06:30

73,846 US Soldiers Dead from both Gulf Wars, How they manipulated the numbers to fool you

Department of Veterans Affairs Reports 73 Thousand U.S. Gulf War Deaths.

More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans. This probably is news to you. But the truth has been hidden by a technicality. So here is the truth.

The casualties in the Vietnam War were pretty simple to understand. If a soldier was dead from his combat tour, he was a war casualty. There are 58,195 names recorded on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

But something odd has happened with the Iraq War. The government, under the Bush administration, did something dishonest that resulted in a lie that’s persisted since the war began — and continues to this very day. They decided to report the war deaths in Iraq only if the soldier died with his boots on the ground in a combat situation.

May 31 05:55

Pentagon Special Forces nominee says US should ‘strongly consider’ training Taiwanese guerillas against ‘Chinese invasion’

US President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee the Special Forces said officials should “strongly consider” deploying American commandos to Taiwan, where they could school local troops on how to deter a potential “Chinese invasion.”

Christopher Maier – who’s been tapped to be the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict – told lawmakers this week that special operators could be sent to the island to instruct Taiwanese forces on irregular warfare and resisting an “amphibious landing” by Beijing.

“I do think that is something that we should be considering strongly as we think about competition across the span of different capabilities we can apply, [special operations forces] being a key contributor to that,” Maier told Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) at an Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, when asked about ways to deter “Chinese aggression.”

May 31 05:54

Bump in the road: NATO drills in Estonia plagued by 3rd incident in just a week

An armored carrier ran off the road into a ditch during NATO drills in Estonia, leaving two people injured. As the military exercise enters its final phase, this marks the third incident in just a week.

According to local media citing the police department, the armored carrier ran off the road into a ditch in northeastern Estonia. Two men, including the driver, have been hospitalized in the town of Rakvere.

Earlier on Wednesday, a military vehicle caught fire after it hit an overhead power line with its antenna. Three people were injured as a result.

“The conscripts were taken to a health check at the East-Viru general hospital. Two of the conscripts received first aid and were allowed to return to their unit. One young man was left under medical care due to burns,” a spokesman from the Estonian defense forces said.

May 31 05:53

Get these men a map: Stray US soldiers RAID Bulgarian plant making biofuel equipment in bungled exercise (VIDEO)

The US Embassy in Sofia has apologized for an accidental raid conducted by American soldiers at a Bulgarian engineering plant earlier this month. It happened amid a NATO military exercise.

The brief armed incursion happened on May 11, while Bulgaria was hosting US and other allied soldiers participating in the Swift Response exercise. However, the Bulgarian public only learned about it on Friday, after the owner of the raided factory spoke to national media.

Footage from the factory’s security cameras showed seven US soldiers armed with assault rifles and moving in fire teams to secure the facility, with no resistance from the workers. After finding no ‘enemy’ combatants, the Americans left.

May 31 05:51

The United States Is a Serial Nuclear Aggressor Whose Moral Bankruptcy Threatens World Peace

The United States is a serial nuclear aggressor whose veneer of supposed virtue is a thin and increasingly transparent disguise for moral bankruptcy.

More than 60 years ago, American military chiefs were closer than previously known to dropping atomic bombs on China over a relatively minor crisis with the renegade territory of Taiwan. The new revelations came from veteran whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg who worked as a nuclear weapons strategist at the Rand Corporation and at the Pentagon during the 1950s and 60s.

Ellsberg was the source of the famous Pentagon Papers which he leaked 50 years ago exposing the official U.S. lies about its criminal involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 70s.

May 30 06:54

Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told to

After a United Nations commission to block killer robots was shut down in 2018, a new report from the international body now says the Terminator-like drones are now here.

Last year “an autonomous weaponized drone hunted down a human target last year” and attacked them without being specifically ordered to, according to a report from the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Libya, published in March 2021 that was published in the New Scientist magazine and the Star.

The March 2020 attack was in Libya and perpetrated by a Kargu-2 quadcopter drone produced by Turkish military tech company STM “during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction led by Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army,” the Star reports, adding: “The Kargu-2 is fitted with an explosive charge and the drone can be directed at a target in a kamikaze attack, detonating on impact.”

May 30 06:25

Marines Take Fight to the Sea, Targeting China Dollars

Around this time last year, the United States Marine Corps announced a sweeping modernization and reorganization of their force. Guided by the vision of their newly appointed commandant, General David H. Berger, the service signaled it would be ditching many legacy weapon systems and trimming down on personnel and units in order to reorient themselves for future near-peer competition. Read: China. Force design, the scale and scope of the service, was the Commandant’s number one stated priority.

On April 1, Breaking Defense released an exclusive article outlining the yet to be released 180-page Tentative Manual for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations. This document provides numerous details lacking in last year’s guidance and a roadmap that terminates in 2030. The plan is to create “small, agile units tasked with air defense, anti-ship and submarine warfare, and seizing, holding and resupplying small temporary bases as part of an island-hopping campaign in the Pacific.”

May 29 06:23

AI is the ‘one ring to rule them all’, but don’t worry about ‘killer robots’, UK general says

Mastering artificial intelligence would give the UK a decisive military edge, a top British general has argued, while stressing that the technology should be used to support, rather than threaten, human life.

Unlocking the potential of AI will be critical to the development of emerging military technology, and it would be “mad” for the UK not to try to become a leader in the field, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of Britain’s Strategic Command, told the Telegraph in an interview.

“Of all the new technologies, the one ring to rule them all is AI,” he told the paper.

Advanced machine learning would allow computers to quickly parse and react to information using minimal human intervention, technology that is particularly attractive to the military because it creates the possibility of “better decision making,” the general explained. He added that advanced AI technology also opens the door to “the opportunity to begin to develop autonomy.”

May 28 12:24

MEMORIAL DAY - WALTER LEWIS SMITH

Like everyone, I have a great number of military people in the family tree. If you go back far enough, there are crusaders and even a Templar in the Rivero woodpile. More recently, on my mother's side of the family, ancestors fought in every major American war, including the Civil war (on both sides). As we celebrate Memorial Day, I am going to tell you about just one warrior; one I had the privilege to actually know and even briefly live with when I was younger. His name was Walter Lewis Smith and he was my maternal grandfather. He fought in WWI.

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May 28 07:21

UN rights council orders unprecedented open-ended probe of Israel

Body votes for permanent inquiry on alleged violations; Netanyahu pans ‘shameful decision,’ says council has ‘anti-Israel obsession’; envoy Erdan calls it ‘appalling, antisemitic’.

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Sorry but does being pro-Palestinian human rights automatically count as "Antisemitic"?!? Erdan has trotted out that dead horse just once too many times, and the world, in looking at the horror of what Israel has done in Gaza, particularly the bombing of multi-family residences; hospitals; and schools this time, screams for an investigation.

I mean, if Israel has nothing to hide, why would they fear such an investigation?!?

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