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West must contribute to Russia's search for 'destiny' - Macron

MacRon
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French President Emmanuel Macron
Supporting Kiev isn't enough, there's a need to build peace and talk to Russia, the French president believes...

Russia is a "great nation" which is now actively seeking a new "destiny," French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. The conflict between Moscow and Kiev has become part of this search, the French leader believes, adding that the West would only see a lasting peace if it contributed to this process through a dialogue with Russia.

"Russia as a power ... is searching for a [new] self and [is] looking for a destiny," Macron told Spain's daily El Pais in a lengthy interview. "Russia is a ... great nation, territorially and historically," he pointed out, also calling Russians a "great people." Macron admitted that Russia's revival in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union was a "very difficult" period.

Now, Russia is standing in front of another "abyss," with its future "at stake," Macron stated. While accusing Moscow of "imperialist" ambitions and a desire to decide the fate of its neighbors, the French president still maintained that the West should somehow help Russia find its destiny.

Comment: Russia is cognizant of its destiny and what it must do. If Macron wants to be the global therapist, he should begin by examining France's motives and contributions to this crisis.


Magnet

US pulling military gear from Korea for Ukraine

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South Korean army soldiers and 155mm howitzer shells • Goseong, South Korea
The Pentagon is scrambling to keep Kiev's forces fighting...

The US has asked its forces stationed in South Korea to provide military equipment for Ukraine, the Department of Defense said on Thursday. While the Pentagon did not state what kind of equipment would be requisitioned, earlier reports suggested that the US is sourcing artillery shells from Seoul.

US Forces Korea confirmed the Pentagon's request, with a spokesman saying:
"It would have zero impact on our operations and our ability to execute on our ironclad commitment to the defence of our ally, the Republic of Korea."
The spokesman did not specify what kind of equipment had been requested, how much would be supplied, or whether any had already been transferred.

However, the New York Times claimed on Tuesday that the Pentagon has already given Ukraine 155mm artillery shells from its stocks in South Korea and Israel. The US has supplied Ukraine with just over a million of these shells, "a sizable portion" of which came from these two countries, the newspaper reported, citing an anonymous US official.

Comment: Leaving no 'rock' unturned, nothing may be left except self-annihilating nukes.


Snowflake Cold

The real Greta Thunberg

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Greta at a staged arrest in Germany.
All week we've been in Davos, Switzerland, penetrating the world's most secretive organization, the World Economic Forum.

There are a lot of VVIP's here — Very Very Important People — from billionaires to oligarchs to heads of state.

But the boss of them all is a child actor named Greta Thunberg.

She's actually not a child — she's 20 years old now — but she still looks 13. And that's her power: a child prophet condemning us with a scowl. Her most famous moment was shouting "How dare you!" at the world.

Bullseye

Elon Musk: WEF is 'unelected world government that the people never asked for and don't want'

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Elon Musk and Klaus Schwab
As the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting takes place in Davos this week, many have questioned the legitimacy of the unelected group of elites hellbent on telling the people of the world how to live their lives.

Among those echoing such sentiments is Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who warned that the WEF might be going too far in it's incessant push to entirely remake global econmies and societies to mitigate what is sees as imminent planetary doom.

"WEF is increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don't want," Musk tweeted.

His comments came in response to a video of WEF founder Klaus Schwab and other elites discussing the organization's new "Global Collaboration Village" in the Metaverse, which is a virtual world being constructed by Meta, parent company of Facebook.

Cult

Investigation pulls back veil on Soros' 'indoctrination' efforts through media funding

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Liberal billionaire George Soros shelled out at least $131 million between 2016 and 2020 to influence media groups, according to MRC Business.
Soros has links to at least 54 influential media figures through groups funded by liberal billionaire

Liberal billionaire George Soros is tied to some of the most influential media figures in the United States and abroad through cash he provides to groups affiliated with them, according to a new study conducted by MRC Business.

"The over $32 billion that leftist billionaire George Soros poured into his organizations to spread his radical 'open society' agenda on abortion, Marxist economics, anti-Americanism, defunding the police, environmental extremism and LGBT fanaticism around the globe has paid dividends," MRC Business analysts Joseph Vazquez and Daniel Schneider wrote.

Comment: MRC's profile on Soros makes for interesting reading: George Soros: Media Mogul


Bullseye

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern's resignation is an admission of failure

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Jacinda Ardern looking worse for wear. Evil eats its own
Rejoice! The Toothy Tyrant is no more. Jacinda Arden, the "kind" and "empathetic" Queen of Woke who locked her people in their homes for months on end following the appearance of a single case of COVID-19 and turned her island nation into a prison has announced she is to step down. With the economy tanking and her party headed for almost certain defeat in the election later this year, it can only be taken as an admission of failure. Her fanatical pursuit of Zero Covid, which involved the roll-out of vaccine passports, the sacking of workers who refused to get jabbed and had a catastrophic impact on the New Zealand economy, has had disastrous consequences. Ross Clark has written a suitably gloating piece in the Telegraph titled, "Poor Jacinda Ardern, defeated by her own vanity" with the blurb: "She believed her own myth - that she was the most virtuous leader in the world. Then came the consequences of her disastrous actions." Here's an excerpt.

Comment: The rest of the Telegraph article
Some of her errors were self-inflicted. I stick to every word I wrote on her zero-Covid policy. It was a dead-end which, had it not been abandoned in 2021, would have led to New Zealand becoming like China: now suffering a delayed wave of covid, having needlessly suffered three years of economic harm. For two years, New Zealand became a virtual hermit kingdom, whose people faced being shut in their homes if even a single case of Covid was identified in their town.

Ardern, who formerly worked as an adviser in Tony Blair's government, failed to take heed of the first part of his slogan: "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime". The normally-placid country was shocked by a crime wave involving ram-raids and murders as the country reopened from its covid imprisonment. Police officers became sick of having to release delinquent youths they had arrested in the morning, only to see them reoffending in the evening. Then there was her war on farmers. New Zealand's agricultural sector was the crown jewel of the country's economy - one which, unlike its counterparts in other developed countries, stood on its own two feet, without subsidies. Then came Ardern's extreme climate change agenda, which threatened to put many farmers out of business if they could not meet impossible emissions-reduction targets.

The danger now is that in resigning before what was beginning to look like an inevitable defeat at the polls, she will come to be seen by progressives as a political martyr, reinforcing their belief in her greatness, as a female leader who willingly gave up power to be with her family. The reality is that she failed in much that she tried to achieve, and the hero-worship which she enjoyed around the world made things worse by adding to her hubris.
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Dollars

Audit shows Pentagon lost track of billions

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The US military accounts for almost two thirds of the federal government's total assets, but does a terrible job of keeping track of them, especially the property furnished to contractors, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published this week.

The GAO looked into things such as "ammunition, missiles, torpedoes, component parts" and related items, which the defense department provides to contractors for maintenance, modification or overhaul. The value of this "government-furnished property" (GFP) was estimated at over $220 billion in 2014, but is currently "unknown," the GAO reported.

The Department of Defense has tried to track down all these assets, issuing a memorandum with "detailed guidance" on how to do so in May 2019. According to the GAO, however, the memo was not properly distributed, its terminology was confusing, the management did not follow up on it, and the subordinate agencies experienced "logistical struggles to identify and provide requested data."

In its latest financial report, the Pentagon reported $3.2 trillion in assets, about 65% of the federal government's total. It also failed the annual audit last November, for the fifth time in a row.

Comment: Remember the missing $2.3 trillion? Well, things have only gotten much worse since then:


Info

Macron issues warning on Europe's future

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during an award ceremony, at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on January 17, 2023.
Europe has found itself in the throes of an "unprecedented crisis" over the Ukraine conflict, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. He added that the continent has to choose whether it wants to be free or become totally dependent on either the US or China.

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the French leader noted that Europe's economic model was being "profoundly affected by the direct and indirect consequences of this war."

In terms of economics, the world is defined by the "polarity" between the US and China, and Europe has yet to decide whether it wants "to become the vassal of one of the two" or pursue the path of freedom and solidarity, Macron said.

While Europe has so far been unable to fully reply to this question, the answer is "an economically, technologically and militarily sovereign Europe. In other words, a truly powerful Europe," the French president stressed.

Dominoes

Russian Orthodox Church issues apocalyptic warning that 'the desire to destroy Russia could mean the end of the world'

Russian Patriarch Kirill

Russian Patriarch Kirill leads a Christmas mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on January 6, 2023.
Any attempts to destroy Russia could spell disaster for the entire world, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, warned on Thursday.

Speaking after a religious service marking the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, the primate claimed that both the international community and Russia are facing "very huge threats."

According to Patriarch Kirill, the root of the problem is that some "madmen" believe that Russia, which "has powerful weapons and is populated by extremely strong people... who had never given in to an enemy and had always emerged victorious, could be defeated under the current circumstances."


Comment: Indeed we see this to be the case; the Western establishment is hell bent on destroying Russia, and that they will readily sacrifice their own people, as well as the stability of the planet, in the pursuit of their nefarious agenda.


Comment: Even before NATO's proxy war in Ukraine, Patriarch Kirill was warning that our planet was facing an 'end time' scenario. More recently, Pope Francis referred to our era in apocalyptic terms: of seeing 'omens of even greater destruction and desolation' for mankind, that we are at the 'very limit', and 'one accident' away from a nuclear disaster.

Pope Francis has also commented that the devil himself is at work in the Vatican itself, and that he saw certain EU policy as echoing secular dictatorships, like Nazism. Meanwhile, amidst a Western backed campaign to split the Orthodox Church, Partriach Kirill acknowledged that there was an evil, global conspiracy to undermine the Orthodox faith.

These comments from both spiritual leaders reflect those of President Putin, who in a recent speech said that the work of the current Western establishment is satanic. And if the current spike in excess deaths, the repeated warnings by world officials, and even the UN, that looming food shortages threaten 'hell on Earth', which is occurring alongside societal upheaval, from mass hysteria, to the increase of general strikes and protest movements over plummeting living standards - to highlight just a few of the many insidious issues plaguing our planet - indeed, it seems to be true that: by their fruits we shall know them: Vladimir Putin: Leading Humanity Through the Transition


Attention

Russia demands tribunal for Merkel and Hollande

In the West, a plot to start WWIII barely made the news.
Merkel & Hollande
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The Chairman of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, posted a statement to his Telegram account calling for an international military tribunal of Angela Merkel and François Hollande.

"Such confessions made by the representative of the Kyiv regime and former leaders of Germany and France should be used as an evidence base for an international military tribunal," Volodin said.