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Interpol elects new president from UAE despite torture accusations against him in FIVE countries

Al-Raisi

Al-Raisi's appointment has been opposed by three members of the European Parliament as well as human rights organizations
Interpol on Thursday elected a contentious official from the United Arab Emirates as its new president.

Major General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi, inspector general at the UAE's interior ministry, was chosen for one four-year term, despite having been accused of involvement in torture and arbitrary detentions by human rights groups.

The decision was announced amid the international law enforcement body's annual General Assembly held in Istanbul.

Comment: We should be grateful that these institutions are so brazen to let us know just how corrupt they are: lest we forget that Middle East warmonger extraordinaire Obama was given a Nobel Peace Prize; his equally deplorable British counterpart Tony Blair was appointed Middle East peace envoy, and Saudi Arabia, guilty of endless crimes against humanity, were appointed Chair of the UN Human Rights commission twice.


Radar

China's 'disappearing' ships: The latest headache for the global supply chain

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A cargo ship seen at Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai last October. Shipping data companies say they've lost information about ships in Chinese waters in recent weeks.
Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from industry tracking systems, creating yet another headache for the global supply chain. China's growing isolation from the rest of the world — along with a deepening mistrust of foreign influence — may be to blame.


Comment: China's "growing isolation"? China is doing billions in trade with Russia; it's building infrastructure over in Africa; it's trading and working directly with any and all willing nations, including those countries otherwise suffering under US sanctions; it's at the forefront of one of the world's largest infrastructure project, the BRI, creating a network of trade routes throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe; China is anything but 'Isolated'.


Analysts say they started noticing the drop-off in shipping traffic toward the end of October, as China prepared to enact legislation governing data privacy.

Usually, shipping data companies are able to track ships worldwide because they are fitted with an Automatic Identification System, or AIS, transceiver.

This system allows ships to send information — such as position, speed, course and name — to stations that are based along coastlines using high-frequency radio. If a ship is out of range of those stations, the information can be exchanged via satellite.

Comment: 'Perceived foreign interference'? Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kabul Airport Atrocity - What Actually Happened?




Light Sabers

Russia's military options: Is US trying to reignite a dirty war in Ukraine?

CIA Director Burns subsequently went to Moscow to try and intimidate Putin into revoking troop buildup on Ukrainian border
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, left, shakes hands with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Part 1

On October 18th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to affirm U.S. support for Ukraine's war against its eastern provinces.

Since the beginning of the conflict in 2014, the United States has provided more than $2.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, including $275 million in military aid that has been announced in the last ten months under President Joe Biden, a staunch champion of the war from its inception.

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Black Magic

Lethal Injection; Frontline E.R. Doctor Gives Chilling Account of Unusual Vaccine-Induced Illness

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"Americans are scared to death.... People are walking off the job, not because they want to lose their jobs, but they don't want to die from the vaccine! ... They say, 'Listen, I don't want to die. That's the reason I'm not taking the vaccine.' It's that clear." Dr. Peter McCullough
A report in the U.K. Telegraph explains how the Covid-19 vaccine has led to a sharp rise in excess deaths. Here's an excerpt from the article:
"Nearly 10,000 more people than usual have died in the past four months from non-Covid reasons, as experts called for an urgent government inquiry into whether the deaths were preventable....

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that England and Wales registered 20,823 more deaths than the five-year average in the past 18 weeks. Only 11,531 deaths involved Covid." ("Alarm grows as mortuaries fill with thousands of extra non-Covid deaths", UK Telegraph)
Mortality is rising because more people are dying. And more people are dying because more people have been vaccinated. There's a link between rising mortality and the Covid-19 vaccine. Naturally, the media wants to shift responsibility for the fatalities to "delayed treatments" and "the lack of preventable care". But this is just a diversion. The primary cause of death is the injection of a toxic pathogen into the bloodstreams of roughly 70% of the population. That's what's causing the clotting, the bleeding, the pulmonary embolisms, the heart attacks, the strokes, and the premature deaths. It's the vaccine. Here's more

Bad Guys

Russian ex-admiral claims NATO submarine caused Kursk sinking that killed 118 Russian sailors

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A fragment of the wheelhouse of the Kursk nuclear submarine at the memorial to 'Submariners who died in peacetime' in Murmansk.
The catastrophic sinking of the Russian nuclear-powered Kursk submarine more than two decades ago was the result of a collision with a stricken NATO vessel in the Barents Sea, a former high-ranking navy chief has insisted.

The Kursk sank on August 12, 2000 at a depth of 108 meters, claiming the lives of all 118 crew members and sparking the first major international crisis of Vladimir Putin's presidency. An official investigation commissioned by the Russian government ruled two years later that the incident was the result of a torpedo explosion, which then triggered the detonation of ammunition on board.

Comment: A portion of the auto-translation of Popov's interview:
According to him, the collision occurred on the bow of the Russian nuclear submarine, the Kursk's torpedo tube was damaged, an explosion occurred, the first compartment was flooded, and the submarine hit the bottom.

"Detonation of the entire torpedo ammunition and deprivation of the first compartment. Not only the first - the first, the second, the third. And the fourth is destroyed too. The second explosion is the most powerful. And the foreigner also suffered from the first collision, from her own collision, and from the second powerful explosion, which is why she also lay on the ground until her ability to move was restored, but with limitations, "the admiral explained.

The SOS signals that day were sent not by the Kursk, but by the nearby NATO submarine, which was damaged, he added. Anti-submarine aviation of the Russian Navy found it off the coast of Norway.



Footprints

Kamala Harris' comms director Ashley Etienne resigns amid growing criticism of the VP

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US VP Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris' communications director resigned on Thursday amid horrific poll numbers for Harris and growing criticism of the VP.

Ashley Etienne resigned on Thursday. The resignation will take effect next month. A White House official told Fox News:
"Ashley is a valued member of the Vice President's team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration. She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities. Etienne, a longtime top adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., served as Pelosi's communications director twice, sandwiched in between time in the Obama White House."
The White House has struggled in recent days in the wake of a recent scathing CNN report that outlined frustration and dysfunction in Harris' office. ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked the vice president if she feels "misused or underused" by the Biden administration. She laughed in response. "No, I don't," the vice president said.


Comment: The rank of 'useless' has struck a common cord top down in this administration...even from MSM.


Hiliter

Several hundred Google employees sign manifesto against widened Covid vaccine mandate

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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
Several hundred Google employees have signed and circulated a manifesto opposing the company's Covid vaccine mandate, posing the latest challenge for leadership as it approaches key deadlines for returning workers to offices in person.

The Biden administration has ordered U.S. companies with 100 or more workers to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated or regularly tested for Covid-19 by Jan. 4. In response, Google asked its more than 150,000 employees to upload their vaccination status to its internal systems by Dec. 3, whether they plan to come into the office or not, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC.

The company has also said that all employees who work directly or indirectly with government contracts must be vaccinated — even if they are working from home. "Vaccines are key to our ability to enable a safe return to office for everyone and minimize the spread of Covid-19 in our communities," wrote Chris Rackow, Google VP of security, in an email sent near the end of October.

Sheriff

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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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.