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Enough is enough: Russia cuts ties with belligerent NATO

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On October 18th, Russia announced it would formally suspend its mission with the NATO alliance, including ending official communication. This is a significant event but not totally shocking to anyone who has been paying attention to post-Soviet Russian relations with NATO. It's important to look at what led up to Russia deciding it had enough and that it was no longer worth having an official relationship with the western military alliance as there is a lengthy historical context to the breakdown.

NATO had just expelled eight Russian diplomats for espionage activities but provided no public evidence or details on these serious allegations. But this was just the immediate event that provided the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

Post-Cold War Triumphalism

The problem started with the triumphalist attitude that eventually prevailed in Washington after the end of the Cold War. President Ronald Reagan intentionally took the approach during negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that ended the Cold War that doing so would be in the interests of both countries. It was characterized at the time as a negotiated settlement that benefited all parties involved and not a defeat. Reagan's successor George H.W. Bush adopted the same attitude until it was time to campaign for his reelection, during which he bragged that the U.S. had won the Cold War.

Bad Guys

HHS memo shows department moving to dismantle Trump-era action aimed at better protecting religious liberty

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra answers questions at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during COVID-19 at Capitol Hill on Sep. 30, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
HHS' internal memo rolling back Trump-era religious liberty protections is expected to be rolled out this week

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is considering revoking authority the former Trump administration delegated for the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to prevent violations of religious liberty - prompting concerns about conscience protections under Secretary Xavier Becerra.

A draft memo obtained by Fox News targets two actions related to the First Amendment from earlier this year, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prohibits federal infringements on the free exercise of religion.

The RFRA delegation came on Dec. 7, 2017, in response to the administration's broader efforts to beef up religious liberty protections. Citing President Trump's executive order on the issue, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided executive agencies with a long list of guidelines on RFRA, free exercise claims, contraception in insurance plans and other issues.



'SMALLPOX found in Merck lab in Philadelphia, FBI launch urgent probe


Fifteen vials, five labeled 'smallpox,' were discovered at a Pennsylvania lab Tuesday night. Above, a bottle of the smallpox vaccine in 2003
Multiple federal agencies are looking into 15 vials - including five alarmingly labeled as 'smallpox' - that were discovered at a pharmaceutical lab outside of Philadelphia Tuesday night.

The vials, 10 of which were labeled 'vaccinia' after the virus used to make smallpox vaccines, were discovered by a lab worker who was cleaning out a freezer, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Smallpox was eradicated in 1980 with a successful mass vaccination campaign after it killed an estimated 300 million people in the 20th century alone.

Comment: See also: RNA Vaccines, Obedience and Eugenics

And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: Pentagon Biological Warfare And Arms Trafficking to Terrorists


FDA asks Federal Judge to grant it until the year 2076 to fully release Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine data

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The fed gov't shields Pfizer from liability. Gives it billions of dollars. Makes Americans take its product. But won't let you see the data supporting its safety/efficacy. Who does the gov't work for?
The FDA has asked a federal judge to make the public wait until the year 2076 to disclose all of the data and information it relied upon to license Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. That is not a typo. It wants 55 years to produce this information to the public.

As explained in a prior article, the FDA repeatedly promised "full transparency" with regard to Covid-19 vaccines, including reaffirming "the FDA's commitment to transparency" when licensing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

With that promise in mind, in August and immediately following approval of the vaccine, more than 30 academics, professors, and scientists from this country's most prestigious universities requested the data and information submitted to the FDA by Pfizer to license its COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA's response? It produced nothing. So, in September, my firm filed a lawsuit against the FDA on behalf of this group to demand this information. To date, almost three months after it licensed Pfizer's vaccine, the FDA still has not released a single page. Not one.

Brick Wall

Poland warns of months-long crisis even as Belarus takes migrants AWAY from border camp

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Migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border near the Bruzgi-Kuznica checkpoint, in the Grodno region of Belarus.
Poland warned on Wednesday that the crisis along the border with Belarus could last for months or even years — even as some of the several thousand migrants stranded on the European Union's eastern frontier were removed by bus in a possible de-escalation.

Tensions spiked Tuesday when Polish forces fired tear gas and used water cannons on small groups of migrants who hurled stones at them across the barbed-wire border fence.

Nine officers, a border guard and a soldier were reportedly hurt in the clashes during the migration and political border crisis in which the lives of thousands of migrants are at stake.

Comment: See also: For more on the situation, check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid Cases Among the Vaxxed Explode... So Govts Lockdown the Unvaxxed!


48% of voters do not think Biden is "mentally fit", 53% disapprove of his performance - poll

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Biden is set to turn 79 on November 20, 2021, and will be the oldest person to serve as president of the United States.
A new poll finds half of all registered voters have concerns about President Biden's health and nearly half are worried about his mental fitness — ​as the White House continues to deflect questions about when the 78-year-old commander-in-chief will undergo a physical exam.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday found that 50 percent of registered voters disagreed with the statement "Joe Biden is in good health," while 40 percent agreed and 10 percent did not know or had no opinion.

Similarly, 48 percent of voters disagreed with the statement "Joe Biden is mentally fit," while 46 percent agreed and 6 percent did not know or had no opinion.

Comment: And we're supposed to believe that Biden had the support of the majority of the American people and in turn won the much disputed Presidential election? When nearly half, basically, don't think he's fit for office? Something is wrong with the President

Eye 1

Italy's northern regions mull Austria-style apartheid lockdown for unvaccinated

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In Italy, 76.75% of the population has completed the primary vaccination cycle. 2.35% are waiting for the second dose, while 5.26% received the third one.
Italy's northern regions of Liguria, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and the southern region of Calabria are calling on the government to enforce a lockdown for unvaccinated people. This follows the lead of Austria, which ordered lockdowns for unvaccinated citizens from Monday (15 November).

Comment: A detail seemingly deliberately omitted in the dystopian messaging is that, at least in Austria and Germany, those who can prove that they've recovered from Covid are considered to fit under the 'vaccinated' category.

Other northern regions like Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy have expressed doubts about such a measure, while the region of Veneto has vehemently opposed it.

"We will ask the government that tighter measures, linked to the colour bands, apply to people who have not taken the vaccine, not to people who have done so," said Giovanni Toti, the governor of Liguria's region. The latter refers to the Italian colour bands system, where regions with specific colours (white, yellow, orange, and red) have certain restrictions linked. Veneto's governor Luca Zaia is against such a measure as, according to him, it would be against the Italian Constitution.

Comment: In most countries the unprecedented restrictions were rushed through and enforced using 'emergency' legislation, precisely because it enables the establishment to suspend the normal rights of citizens, and, thus far, legal challenges that won, proving lockdowns do violate a country's constitution, have not been upheld.

Comment: Since the beginning of the manufactured crisis it has become clear that countries across the planet have been acting in lockstep, as if implementing some supranational agenda. We're seeing this pattern again with the novel apartheid lockdown restrictions, with Germany and Italy following just a few days after Austria, and there are rumours that England is mulling similar restrictions. It's likely that much of Europe won't be far behind, despite 'cases', vaccination rates, and the overall situations being rather different: One would think if lockdowns were so effective that governments would be eager to release the data showing how effective the previous ones were, and yet they're actually going to extreme lengths to stop this information being released: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid Cases Among the Vaxxed Explode... So Govts Lockdown the Unvaxxed!

Arrow Up

Surge in Russian 'secret exports' to NATO members

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Six NATO countries, including the US and Germany, are in the top 10 recipients of classified exports from Russia, a report has revealed. These nations have imported sensitive items such as arms, ammunition, and military aircraft.

According to Moscow business newspaper RBK daily, citing open data from the Federal Customs Service, many NATO countries have significantly increased the volume of imports from Russia in 2021. For example, in the first nine months of this year, imports to the Czech Republic have jumped up to $706 million - a massive increase from $102 million in the same period in 2020. The Americans have also sent a significantly larger sum, which now stands at $841 million, up from $706 million.

The data also revealed that Algeria remained the top importer of secret goods from Russia, after also heading the list in 2020.

After Algeria, there are six NATO member states - the US, Czech Republic, Germany, UK, Estonia, and the Netherlands - plus China, India and the UAE.

Microscope 1

FBI & CDC investigate 'smallpox' vials at big pharma facility - media

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Electron microscopy of the Variola major virus, the pathogen that causes smallpox.
The FBI and CDC have launched a probe after several "questionable vials" labeled as "smallpox" were discovered in a freezer at a lab near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to an alert obtained by Yahoo News.

The 15 mysterious vials were found on Tuesday night at a Merck laboratory, according to an unclassified alert sent to the Department of Homeland Security and seen by the outlet. Five of the ampules carried labels reading "smallpox," while another 10 were said to contain "vaccinia" virus, the source for the modern smallpox immunization.

The vials were reportedly "secured immediately" and the facility was briefly placed on lockdown. While that has since been lifted, federal law enforcement, as well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have opened investigations, which are ongoing.

Comment: What else has slipped the inventory or has been secreted away?


Dozens of soldiers feared injured & killed in new Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting

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Several Azerbaijani soldiers have been wounded or killed in the latest round of skirmishes on the country's border with Armenia, Baku's Ministry of Defense has claimed amid fears clashes will undermine a Moscow-brokered ceasefire.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, Azerbaijani military chiefs announced that seven of their troops had died during combat operations on the shared frontier as a result of what it has described as "Armenian provocations." A further 10 servicemen were also reportedly injured in the fighting.

The Armenian side also announced it was dealing with an unknown number of casualties. The Ministry of Defense in Yerevan said on Wednesday that one of its servicemen had died, but revealed communication had been lost with a further two dozen, and that their fates are currently unknown.

Comment: Moscow has become the 'pressure valve' for these two adversaries:
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of invading its territory and capturing a dozen servicemen and four positions along the border. Baku's forces are using tanks and artillery as well, MoD Yerevan claimed.

Azerbaijan said it was acting in self-defense, targeting Armenian anti-tank weapons that fired on its positions over the weekend.

Russia helped mediate an end to the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh in November 2020, which saw Azerbaijan recapture most of the disputed territory held by the Armenians since a bloody conflict in the early 1990s. The mountainous region, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians, is located inside Azerbaijan's internationally recognized borders and has been a bone of contention between the two Transcaucasian countries since they declared independence from the Soviet Union.
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