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US accuses Russia of preparing 'false flag' operation to attack Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin
The U.S. claims to have information indicating that Russia has "already prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine," laying the groundwork for a potential pretext to invade, according to a U.S. official.

Why it matters: Diplomatic talks between the U.S., its European allies and Russia failed to produce a breakthrough this week, raising fears that Moscow will invade Ukraine and unleash a devastating new war.

What they're saying:
- "The United States is concerned that the Russian Government is preparing for an invasion into Ukraine that may result in widespread human rights violations and war crimes should diplomacy fail to meet their objectives."

- "As part of its plans, Russia is laying the groundwork to have the option of fabricating a pretext for invasion, including through sabotage activities and information operations, by accusing Ukraine of preparing an imminent attack against Russian forces in eastern Ukraine."

- "The Russian military plans to begin these activities several weeks before a military invasion, which could begin between mid-January and mid-February. We saw this playbook in 2014 with Crimea."

Comment: US foreign policy can be summed up in two words: Accusations and Demands.


Tulsi Gabbard blasts Joe Biden: 'He has betrayed us all'

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard
President Joe Biden has "betrayed us all," Tulsi Gabbard said on Friday, accusing the president of going back on his promise to unite the country. Gabbard, who ran against Biden in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, admitted that she supported him after dropping out of the race. She said in a statement at the time in March 2020:
"I know Vice President Biden and his wife and am grateful to have called his son Beau, who also served in the National Guard, a friend. Although I may not agree with the Vice President on every issue, I know that he has a good heart and is motivated by his love for our country and the American people."
On Friday, she said in the video:

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Defying US Caesar Act, China admits Syria into BRI

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Syria is now the eighteenth Arab state to join the ambitious Chinese Belt and Road Initiative
Marking a major boost to Sino-Syrian relations, on 12 January, Syria joined the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China's ambitious infrastructure development strategy stretching from East Asia to Europe.

For analysts with an eye on Syria, the development was expected. In November 2021, President Bashar discussed his country gaining membership in the BRI with his counterpart in Beijing, Xi Jinping, following high-level meetings between officials of both states in previous months.

The move will likely help Syria deepen its cooperative and economic ties to other countries in the BRI, and enable it to circumvent the effects of harsh US sanctions on the country.

Comment: It seems that both China and Russia see that the West is becoming increasingly desperate, and dangerous, and that the time to make serious moves to neutralise them as best they can has arrived: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'


England to dump 'hundreds of thousands' of Covid boosters due to overstocking & amidst increasing number no shows

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized to Queen Elizabeth for hosting two parties during the pandemic lockdown, the night before the Queen attended her husband’s funeral
It is not known exactly how many vaccines will be discarded but it is likely to be "hundreds of thousands", sources told the Health Service Journal (HSJ), which obtained the memo.

The memo, sent on Thursday from NHS England's vaccination team to officials managing the 3,000 vaccination sites around the country, said some stocks would reach their expiry dates without being used. It urges them to try to use them up until the last minute before they have to be thrown away.

Comment: The unnecessary risks associated with all the jabs in even the most ideal situations not withstanding, the mRNA jabs are particularly unstable and, coupled with the obvious hysteria and disorganisation in this situation, the probability of people being exposed to 'bad batches' will likely be increased: 3 children DEAD & 120 hospitalized in just 1 week due to Pfizer jab, Vietnam province suspends batch but 'may use it later on adults'

It said: "There is a quantity of vaccine in the system, which was released in December to support the booster campaign, that will potentially reach its expiry date within the next couple of weeks before it can be fully used. All sites must ensure they make every effort to use this ... and prioritise it for all vaccination events coming up until expiry, as per our previous communications."

Comment: Pharmaceutical companies are making tens of billions from these jab deals, and this 'error' will actually add to their profits as the government orders more to replace those that were wasted: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: New Year, Same 'New Normal': Mass Formation Psychosis & Crowd Psychology


Nancy Pelosi's son was involved in FIVE companies probed by the feds, connects him to a slew of fraudsters and convicted criminals

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While Paul Pelosi Jr.'s mother once pledged to lead 'the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history', her son has a staggering wake of criminal colleagues, fraudulent companies and federal investigations.
Nancy Pelosi's son was involved in five companies probed by federal agencies - but has never been charged himself, a DailyMail.com investigation reveals.

A shocking paper trail shows Paul Pelosi Jr.'s connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals.

His years-long repeated business dealings raise two troubling questions Nancy's son has been unable to answer: why did he get mixed up with such unsavory characters over and over, and how involved was he with the criminal investigations into his fraudster colleagues?

Comment: Young Pelosi is either the most gullible idiot ever to get involved in business or he's knowingly using his clout and image to lend legitimacy to criminals, much more likely the latter. The fact that he's always gotten off scott-free while all those around him burn for their crimes, not only shows how his family connections are likely working in his favor, but should be a warning to all the scammers looking to hook up with him!

And in case this article tempts one to think mamma Pelosi is squeaky clean, and it's her son that's the bad egg, see:


The age of intolerance: Cancel culture's war on free speech

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Cultural Marxism
"Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners." — George Carlin

Cancel culture — political correctness amped up on steroids, the self-righteousness of a narcissistic age, and a mass-marketed pseudo-morality that is little more than fascism disguised as tolerancehas shifted us into an Age of Intolerance, policed by techno-censors, social media bullies, and government watchdogs.

Everything is now fair game for censorship if it can be construed as hateful, hurtful, bigoted or offensive provided that it runs counter to the established viewpoint.

In this way, the most controversial issues of our day — race, religion, sex, sexuality, politics, science, health, government corruption, police brutality, etc. — have become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support.

"Free speech for me but not for thee" is how my good friend and free speech purist Nat Hentoff used to sum up this double standard.

This tendency to censor, silence, delete, label as "hateful," and demonize viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite is being embraced with a near-fanatical zealotry by a cult-like establishment that values conformity and group-think over individuality.


Biden calls for tighter censorship of Covid-19 content

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Biden speaks to reporters January 13, 2022.
President urges social media platforms and news outlets to "deal with misinformation and disinformation"

US President Joe Biden's latest "surge response" to fight the spread of Covid-19 includes an appeal for Big Tech and media companies to block allegedly false pandemic-related claims. He said on Thursday:
"I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets. Please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that's on your shows. It has to stop."
Biden made the comment as he announced a series of new measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, including plans for free masks, more free tests, and additional deployments of military medical teams to help hospitals cope with rising patient loads. He didn't specify what constitutes misinformation or disinformation in the pandemic age.
Biden urged a crackdown immediately after chiding people who have chosen not to get vaccinated by saying they were "standing in the way" of the fight against the virus.

Comment: Definition is where the truth lies. Consider 'COVID' a soft holocaust.


Disgraced FBI No. 2 Andrew McCabe tells UChicago students the feds should be weaponized against conservatives

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Andrew McCabe
Have you ever wondered what disgraced former deputy FBI directors do after trying to stage a coup and lying under oath? Apparently, they give talks about "protecting democracy" at top-rated institutions of higher learning. Indeed, this last Thursday the University of Chicago Institute of Politics invited former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe to join a panel of partisans to discuss the Jan 6 "insurrection."

McCabe was fired as the deputy FBI director for leaking sensitive information about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then lying about it under oath. He also took part in spying on the Donald Trump campaign through a secret warrant granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court.

The dossier he used to obtain the surveillance warrant was funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and, in an ironic twist, was itself the product of Russian disinformation. McCabe and his allies in corporate media justified all sorts of similar illegal and undemocratic tactics to discredit and attempt to unseat President Trump.

Of course, neither the University of Chicago nor McCabe acknowledged the irony in him discussing the integrity of "democracy" in America on Thursday evening. In fact, what McCabe said at the University of Chicago event on Jan. 6, 2022 is even more shocking than his invitation to speak in the first place. Below are four of the most appalling assertions and policy proposals McCabe made at the public event:


Russia orders snap inspection of troops' readiness for rapid deployment

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Pictured: A fighter jet is seen taking off in footage released by Russia's military ministry of defence. Amid concern over Russia's troop movements, Russia says it is up to Moscow alone where it moves its forces around on its territory and that they pose no external threat
Troops in Russia's Far East have begun winter inspections, according to a statement by the country's Ministry of Defense, as Moscow holds talks with NATO about de-escalating tensions.

Officials announced on Friday that forces stationed in the Eastern Military District, which covers a vast swath of land from Siberia to the Sea of Japan, were undertaking inspections and exercises intended to ensure their military readiness.

The ministry said this would include live firing in testing ranges, and emphasized that special attention would be paid to the soldiers' preparedness for rapid deployment.

Comment: Whilst these drills were scheduled prior to NATO's refusal to engage Russia in any meaningful dialogue to deescalate tensions, Putin and his colleagues also made it clear that they expected NATO to, basically, continue on its path of belligerence. And so it's possible that NATO's predictable response triggered some changes in these drills, the 'rapid deployment' aspect perhaps being one of them: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse


Saving face: Prince Charles and William said to be behind move to strip Andrew of royal title

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Prince William(second from right) was a key figure in the decision to effectively banish Prince Andrew (R) from the Royal Family, it's understood
Prince Charles and Prince William are said to have been the main influence behind the Queen's decision to strip Andrew of his Royal titles, Royal insiders claim.

Following a meeting with the two princes on Wednesday the 12th of January, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly made the decision to strip Prince Andrew of his Royal and military titles as well as his patronages, meaning he can no longer be referred to as 'His Royal Highness' (HRH), a report in British tabloid The Sun claims, citing Royal sources..

Prince William is claimed to be the key influence in convincing the Queen to remove Andrew's titles allegedly warning her the situation was "grave".

Comment: The Sun also reports
Last night the Queen's ex-press secretary Dickie Arbiter said: "I believe this is the end of Andrew. I don't believe there is a way back.

"It was clear the Queen was waiting for the judge's ruling.

"It is the right decision and an inevitable one. It would have been difficult for the Queen. She is a mother but also Head of State."

Andrew's options:

Face Virginia Giuffre in court, "tough it out" and fight to clear his name.

But experts say that strategy is extremely high-risk, pitting a senior royal against a victim of alleged sex abuse in the US court system.

Even if Andrew was determined to challenge Ms Giuffre's claims — which he firmly denies — the reputational damage could still be immense.

He would very likely be cross-examined via video-link about some extremely personal matters — including his sexual tastes.

2. Settle and offer Virginia Giuffre a lot of money to walk away.

Paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was a close pal of Andrew, paid Giuffre £370,000 for a "non-prosecution agreement".

Andrew would almost certainly have to pay up to £10million to secure a "no liability" deal.

Even then, there is no guarantee of new deeply damaging material not being made public as negotiations drag on.

Effectively paying off an Epstein victim also means his reputation will never recover.

3. Refuse to engage in the case against him.

His accuser would be almost certain to win a judgment by default and damages and costs stretching into millions.

The reputational cost would be far worse to Andrew — as well as provoking the fury of the UK's most powerful ally.

Andrew is still the subject of a US "mutual legal assistance" request to the UK — filed when it sought to question him in its Epstein probe.

It has been gathering dust but Andrew could now put the Home Office in a tricky position.