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Terror in the Capitol tunnel

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Rosanne Boyland was crushed to death in tussle incident at the Capitol Tunnel.
The D.C. Medical Examiner's Office concluded Rosanne Boyland died of a drug overdose but that autopsy result is highly suspicious.

In 2018, after a local news crew filmed Ryan Nichols rescuing dogs abandoned by their owners after Hurricane Florence, the former Marine appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Not only did DeGeneres commend Nichols' longtime work as a search-and-rescue volunteer, she donated $25,000 to the Humane Society in his name and gave Ryan and his wife, Bonnie, a $10,000 check to pay for the honeymoon they had missed the year before so Ryan could assist rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

But instead of heading to Hawaii, the Nicholses used the generous donation to buy a rescue boat. With his Marine buddy and best friend, Alex Harkrider, at his side, the pair has participated in "dozens of hurricane rescues and disaster relief efforts," according to Joseph McBride, Nichols' attorney.

Comment: There is no forthcoming justification for the unnecessary death of Rosanne Boyland - likewise for those incarcerated for nearly a year without due process. The actions of law enforcement, and those politicians who orchestrated this tragedy, must equally bear scrutiny, due process and consequences according to law.


USA

Biden's nuclear option against OPEC+ includes threats to 'seize assets of sovereign states', producers may retaliate by flooding market

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President Biden outside the White House in Washington during an event.
It began amicably, with a request from President Biden to OPEC countries to consider boosting their crude oil production because U.S. retail fuel prices were rising fast. Things escalated quickly, with the request becoming a demand and later a veiled threat that unless OPEC did what the White House wanted it to do, there would be consequences.

Enter NOPEC.

The so-called No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, if it ever becomes a law, would give the U.S. Department of Justice the powers to sue OPEC members for manipulating oil prices and controlling production. It would rely on an amendment of the Sherman Antitrust Act that was used in the late 19th century to break up Standard Oil. It would also be a very risky undertaking.

"We call it a nuclear weapon with a huge and uncertain impact," Bob McNally, president of Rapidan Energy Group and a former White House official, told Bloomberg. "The remedies in the NOPEC act range from a slap on your wrist to seize all your assets." They would also be directed against sovereign states.


Comment: Well, the US never needed laws to steal a country's assets before, but perhaps it could claim that its crimes were at least 'legal', this time.


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Megaphone

America is attempting to 'privatize democracy,' claims Kremlin

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America's so-called 'Summit for Democracy' is an attempt to draw new dividing lines and split the world into "good" and "bad" countries and impose its ideology on the rest of the planet, the Kremlin claimed on Wednesday.

Speaking to the press, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman slammed the list of 110 countries invited by Washington to the Summit for Democracy, due to take place in December. Russia is one of the notable snubs, alongside China and Turkey.

"We fought hard in the early 1990s to reduce and remove dividing lines, but now the United States prefers to create new dividing lines and split countries into good ones, in their view, and bad ones, also in their view," Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Attention

They live amongst us - Anatomy of a cult

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Despite a preponderance of the evidence proving COVID to be a non-event for most of us, over 1 million people have fallen foul to vaccine injury. This should be enough to stop most people in their tracks. It hasn't.

Many emerge from near death experience even more pontifical than before, denouncing the rest of us for not joining in this mortal game of Russian Roulette. Fuelling their self-righteous indignation of us, is other people's self-righteous indignation of them. It is a perpetual loop of blame and shame.

There can be no avoiding these people. A sort of Provisional Mask Army. The ones acting in good conscience lost to the morally virtuous super spreaders of hyperbole.

They will believe whatever they hear and do whatever they're told. They have been groomed by something far more powerful than the truth, called 'the science,' and they will follow 'it' right off the edge of a cliff.

But that's only half the story. If you're unfortunate enough to die within two weeks of taking the jab, despite your best effort, the CDC might record your death as 'unvaccinated,' the commentariat might report that you "died suddenly and following a short illness," and family members might take comfort in the fact that "things could have been worse,"

Magnify

UK deceit in hostage situation acknowledged after 3 decades

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The British government failed to tip British Airways about the ongoing Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, leading to one of its planes falling into a trap. The Foreign Office has been deceiving the public about it for three decades.

A call made at night by the British ambassador to Kuwait, in which he informed London about the August 1990 attack by Saddam Hussein's troops, was confirmed on Tuesday by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Previously, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) insisted that the envoy, Sir Michael Weston, and the government were unaware of the invasion on the night it happened.

British Airways flight 149 was scheduled to go from London to Kuala Lumpur, with a stop in Kuwait's Madras International Airport. Less than an hour after landing there, the airport was closed, and the crew and over 300 passengers were captured by Iraqi troops. Many of them were held hostage for up to five months, some facing mistreatment and abuse by their captors.

Bad Guys

US considering sending weapons to Ukraine, claims 'secret data shows Russian military build up'

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FILE PHOTO: Members of the US Army 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare weapons and equipment near Yavorov, Ukraine.
The United States is considering sending additional weapons and military advisers to Ukraine because of Russia's alleged military build-up on the border, CNN reported, citing "multiple sources familiar with the deliberations."

"The package could include new Javelin anti-tank and anti-armor missiles as well as mortars, the sources said," according to CNN. "Air defense systems, such as stinger missiles, are also under consideration, and the Defense Department has been pressing for some equipment that would have gone to Afghanistan - like Mi-17 helicopters - to instead be sent to Ukraine. The Mi-17 is a Russian helicopter that the US originally purchased to give to the Afghans. The Pentagon is now weighing what to do with them after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August," the news outlet said.

Comment: At the very least, Ukraine might just use these new arms to commit more crimes against humanity against the people of the breakaway regions of Donbas and Lugansk. Note this potential delivery of arms follows a $150million gift of military aid in June from the US with the stated intention of boosting "the lethality" of Ukraine's army: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Light Sabers

Apple sues Israeli company behind Pegasus spyware

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Apple is suing the NSO Group over its Pegasus spyware that specifically targeted iPhones, and seeking to permanently block the Israeli-based company from using any Apple device, software or service.

"State-sponsored actors like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technologies without effective accountability. That needs to change," Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, said on Tuesday, announcing the lawsuit.

The complaint was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California and provides "new information" on how NSO infected thousands of iPhones with its Pegasus spyware, using an exploit called FORCEDENTRY that has since been patched.

Comment: As if Apple itself isn't guilty of spying on people and collecting data for the government!

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Bad Guys

Hunter Biden's firm helped China gain control of electric-car mineral: report

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Hunter Biden's investment firm reportedly struck a deal to transfer the majority of Congo's Tenke Fungurum mine to a Chinese company in 2016.
Hunter Biden's investment firm helped broker a 2016 deal that gave a Chinese state-backed company control of a massive African mine rich in cobalt — a mineral essential for the production of electric car batteries.

The deal, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon during the 2020 presidential campaign, was spotlighted by the New York Times Saturday as Congress inches closer to approving President Biden's $2 trillion social spending plan, which earmarks billions of dollars to promote electric vehicles.

In 2016, an investment firm founded by Hunter Biden with several Chinese partners was cut into a complex $3.8 billion transaction that transferred 80 percent of Congo's Tenke Fungurum mine from an American company to Beijing-backed China Molybdenum.

Bad Guys

The Middle East: Who is setting fire to the entire region?

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Representatives of Iran and the G4+1 (Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) are expected to hold the seventh round of discussions on lifting US sanctions against the Islamic Republic in Vienna on November 29. Negotiations were suspended in June when the Islamic Republic held presidential elections. Since then, the new Iranian administration has reviewed the details of six rounds of discussions held under the previous administration. Washington unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018 despite Tehran's full compliance with its nuclear commitments, as repeatedly confirmed by the UN nuclear agency. The USA then launched a vicious "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran that virtually deprived the country of all economic benefits from the deal.

Iran had been in full compliance with its nuclear obligations for an entire year before deciding to step up its nuclear work as a legal remedial measure in the wake of the US breach of the agreement and the egregious failure of other signatories. Particularly the E3's European allies, to guarantee its benefits. Joe Biden Administration has said it is willing to make up for former President Donald Trump's mistake and join the deal. Still, it has shown a prevailing inclination to maintain sanctions as a pressure tool. Tehran insists that all sanctions must first be lifted in a verifiable manner before it can lift its remedial measures.

Of course, the negotiations will be difficult, challenging, and time-consuming until all parties can arrive at some consensus. There will be a certain calming of the situation in the Middle East's vast and turbulent region.

Telephone

Russia & America's top generals speak by phone, follows US drills in E. Europe practicing 'ability to use nukes against Russia'

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Russian General Staff Сhief Valery Gerasimov, right, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley pose for a photo during their meeting at the governmental residence in Vantaa, outside Helsinki, Finland.
Amid growing tensions in Europe, Russia's most senior military general, Valery Gerasimov, has discussed "pressing issues of international security" with his direct American counterpart Mark Milley, during a phone call on Tuesday.

The Pentagon confirmed that the two "military leaders discussed several security-related issues of concern." The phone call was part of efforts aimed at ensuring "risk reduction and operational de-confliction," its statement added.

Neither the Pentagon, nor the Russian Defense Ministry have revealed any additional details of the call in their respective statements. It came as Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said American nuclear-capable bombers had made dozens of sorties across Eastern Europe in recent weeks.

Comment: By, 'not far from Ukrainian territory', they mean Russia's military is in Russia...