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Israel says it will not be bound by any nuclear deal with Iran

Bennett
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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel would not be bound by any nuclear deal with Iran and would continue to consider itself free to act "with no constraints" if necessary.

Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed a week ago in Vienna. France's foreign minister said on Friday that progress had been made, although time is running out.

Bennett said in public remarks, in a briefing to a parliamentary committee:
"In regard to the nuclear talks in Vienna, we are definitely concerned... Israel is not a party to the agreements. Israel is not bound by what will be written in the agreements, if they are signed, and Israel will continue to maintain full freedom of action anywhere any time, with no constraints."
Israel, which has long warned about Iran becoming a nuclear power, has called on countries to maintain a credible military option against Iran while they pursue an agreement.

Comment: If Israel was truly concerned with Iran's nuclear capabilities, it would join those who want the agreement. It's habit of crying 'wolf' increases leverage and options, but only so long as it works. If the agreement comes to pass, we can bet Israel has a 'next move' - be it bluff, false flag, or direct strike. Containing Iran does not contain Israel.


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The time to resist vax passports is now

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Health passport
Once QR code scanning becomes habitual, a social credit system is inevitable.

I had Covid over Christmas break, after my triple-vaxxed husband brought it home from a conference, which means two things: I now have natural immunity, and you will never persuade me that vaccinated people don't spread the virus to others.

That was supposed to be the rationale for vaccine passports. If vaccines prevented the spread of Covid, then there might be value in giving people the peace of mind of knowing their local cafe or museum or office building was a safe space where nobody would infect them.

Now that vaccines turn out to be better at protecting yourself than protecting others, the rationale for making them mandatory is dissolving. And yet this is the exact moment when cities across the country are launching their own vaccine passports.

The cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., all have vaccine passport systems coming into effect this month, covering restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues, and other indoor locations. Los Angeles launched SafePassLA in November, following the lead of San Francisco and New York City, which launched their vaccine passports last fall.

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Damning new documents reveal Fauci's efforts to quash early beliefs that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered

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Dr. Anthony Fauci
And how debate was shut-down to protect "science"

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins have decried the theory that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a conspiracy theory.

Back in March 2020, Collins said claims that COVID-19 was engineered in a lab were "outrageous." He pointed to a new study that "debunks such claims by providing scientific evidence that this novel coronavirus arose naturally." Notably, one of the study's authors, Kristian Anderson, had previously informed Fauci that some features of the virus "look engineered."

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Kazakhstan announces departure of Russian-led forces, as covert coup attempt is defeated

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A serviceman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping forces in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says troops will begin to leave in two days

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan was a success, and the multinational deployment will begin a gradual withdrawal in two days, Nur-Sultan said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Parliament, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev explained that all regions of the country are now stable, more than a week after the start of fuel price protests. The authorities have claimed that the demonstration turned violent after being hijacked by terrorists and organized crime groups.

Comment: This is not the CSTO's first successful mission: So much of 'America's Top Ambassador' Blinken's obnoxious comment regarding Russia .


Mr. Potato

CDC says 'over 75 percent' of COVID deaths were in those with 'at least 4 comorbidities'

CDC director Rochelle Walensky
Speaking to Good Morning America, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that "the overwhelming number of deaths, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities, so these are people who were unwell to begin with."

These comments come as questions are being raised about the data collected and parsed by the CDC, with concerns about the gap between those who died with COVID as opposed to those who died because of COVID. There have been concerns that those who died from other causes, but also had COVID at the time of death, have had their deaths attributed to COVID.

"I want to ask you about those encouraging headlines that we're talking about this morning," the host asked. "This new study showing just how well vaccines are working to prevent severe illness. Given that, is it time to start rethinking how we're living with this virus? But it's potentially here to stay?"


Comment: This is pretty much what the data has shown all along, so why admit it now? It would seem people are tiring of nonsensical double speak, but don't expect that things will 'return to normal'. Perhaps the powers that be are indeed winding down the pandemic, but if so, it is only in preparation for the next stage to maintain their near total control over the world population.


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Scotland's FM Sturgeon threatens Covid restrictions for YEARS to come as 1 in 3 Scottish firms on brink of bankruptcy

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Police have been called to manage an 'unplanned' anti-lockdown demonstration in Glasgow today. Crowds of activists marched in Argyle Street during what the campaign group called a 'Freedom Rally'
People in Scotland may have to wear masks in public places for years to come, Nicola Sturgeonhas warned.

The First Minister insisted that tough curbs dramatically imposed on hospitality venues and large gatherings from Boxing Day had stemmed the spread of Covid, despite official figures showing that Scotland's virus rate is higher than England's.


Comment: It's rather curious that, after 21+ months of nonsensical and deadly lockdowns, the propaganda media have, suddenly, begun to admit how pointless it has all been; which in itself is suspect.


And furious business leaders said Miss Sturgeon's 'gamble' with restrictions must end after they failed to make 'any meaningful difference' to infections in Scotland.

Comment: Sturgeon's pathological behaviour with regards to lockdown is particularly notable considering the revelations by former ambassador Craig Murray that exposed how Sturgeon, her husband, and some of their associates, hatched a "deliberate, prolonged, malicious and concerted" plan to have her competitor, former First Minister, Alex Salmond, jailed over 13 sexual assault allegations.

Salmond was exonerated, and, despite damning evidence against Sturgeon and her cohorts, they emerged unscathed. Whilst Craig Murray was jailed for 4 months for exposing the insidious machinations afoot in Scotland's government: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse




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Ice Age Farmer Report: 2021: DARPA funds Soylent Green as empty shelves in USA - #BareShelvesBiden trends

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DARPA is funding the creation of 3D printed food from "mixed waste," to be served "when traditional food is unavailable." #BareShelvesBiden is trending as empty shelves are found across the USA, and the LA Times promises the situation is only going to get worse. The food supply chain is buckling under the pressure of mandates and quarantines. What is the agenda behind this engineered shortage? Find out in this Ice Age Farmer broadcast.


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Snakes in Suits

Departure of Italy's technocrat prime minister may trigger early elections with populist-right as favourites to win

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'The explanation for Mario Draghi's success lies in the unaccustomed sense of stability and calm that he has delivered.'

Comment: Note that this article is The Guardian's editorial view on the issue.


No Italian has ever voted for Mario Draghi in an election, but given the opportunity it seems that many might choose to do so. Recent polls indicate that Italy's technocrat prime minister, appointed last February by the country's president, Sergio Mattarella, basks in stellar approval ratings of about 65%. As honeymoon periods go, this one has justified the "Super Mario" hype that accompanied Mr Draghi's installation.

The explanation for his success lies in the unaccustomed sense of stability and calm that the former head of the European Central Bank has delivered. Since taking office, following the mid-Covid implosion of a centre-left coalition government, Mr Draghi has presided with authority over a unity administration that involves every party apart from the far-right Brothers of Italy. Rome's Covid recovery plan is being enthusiastically funded by the European Commission, whose officials see the prime minister as a safe pair of hands, and Italy's handling of the pandemic on Mr Draghi's watch has been assured.


Comment: The EU has made it quite clear that any country that does not implement its agenda risks having their desperately needed funding pulled: Romania's Constitutional Court rejects primacy of European law, follows similar refusal by Poland


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Bullseye

"This is torture": UN rapporteur condemns criminal police brutality at lockdown protest in the Netherlands

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Riot police at an illegal demonstration on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, 24 January 2021
Despite a complaint filed by the Dutch police unions, Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture, stands by his criticism last week of police brutality during several coronavirus demonstrations in the Netherlands. "I was genuinely afraid that the violence in the Netherlands would escalate, so I reacted quickly and firmly," he said to NOS.

Last week, Melzer drew the ire of the Dutch police with a series of tweets. In one, he compared the arrest of a man during a coronavirus protest in The Hague in March last year with the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police brutality and sparked the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020.

"I have enough experience in the field of war, military actions, and police brutality to say that this is torture," Melzer said. "The officers hit hard and then let the police dog bite the man. That is unnecessary, disproportionate, and the same disrespect for a human that I saw in George Floyd. This man is still alive, but he could have died from this violence. With the methods used, police officers accepted that risk."

Comment: It's notable that his comments come at a time when the official narrative has fallen apart and protests against the lockdowns, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports are happening all around the world and are a near-daily occurrence: As SOTT radio's reports, it seems that we may now be moving to another stage of the agenda: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse




MIB

Denmark's Intelligence chief arrested over top-secret leaks


Comment: If he'd been leaking to the Chinese or Russians, this would be all over world media. So he was probably leaking to the US, UK or Israel...


Lars Findsen

Lars Findsen
The head of Denmark's foreign intelligence agency, Lars Findsen, was arrested last month as part of a case linked to a leak of "highly classified" information, reports have revealed.

Findsen, the head of the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (DDIS), has been charged with leaking top-secret information that could damage the nation's security or relations with foreign powers, according to the Danish TV2 channel, citing unnamed sources.

He was reportedly arrested and brought into custody on December 9, but this remained undisclosed until Monday, when the Copenhagen City Court pulled back the curtain on the little-known case. Authorities are still treating the probe with the utmost secrecy and very few details have been released to the public.

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