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Hungary slams EU for 'political' refusal to recognize Russian Covid-19 vaccine

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A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021
Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto told RT he's "frustrated" with Western officials playing politics with Russia's Sputnik V, the world's first Covid vaccine. He says they can't bring themselves to publicly admit it's "the best."

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen, yet Russia's Sputnik V is still awaiting the agency's nod despite getting approval in over 70 countries worldwide. For Hungarians vaccinated with Sputnik V, that means they're frozen out of the EU's bloc-wide Digital Covid Certificate system, even though Hungary will start locally producing the vaccine next year.

Comment: Given the multiple glowing reports of the Sputnik vaccine's superior effectiveness and safety, it's clear that impediments to rollout in the West could only be political in nature. Big Pharma has a long reach.


Black Magic

WHO pressed to explain 'skipping' Nu & Xi Covid strains

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The World Health Organization (WHO) decision to name the new coronavirus variant of concern 'Omicron' has raised some eyebrows, as under its Greek alphabet naming scheme the next ones up should have been 'Nu' and then 'Xi'.

Omicron, designated as such on Friday, is supposed to be the common name for the variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus scientifically known as B.1.1.529. The WHO lists five other "variants of concern" and two more "variants of interest," with the last of them named 'Mu'.

Sharp-eyed observers have noted that by using 'Omicron', the WHO skipped over both 'Nu' and the next letter in the Greek alphabet, 'Xi'.

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NewsReal: Omicron! Nu Variant! More Lockdowns! More Jabs!

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Have you heard the news!? Scientists have detected a 'nu' variant of SARS-CoV-2 that 'may' cause worse forms of Covid-19.

But fear not! The WHO has advised governments to jack up "surveillance, testing and reporting" on virus transmission, limiting international travel and "recommending" ever more boosters and jabs. It's all going to work out just fine.

Isn't it?

Joe and Niall investigate where variant 'Omicron' actually originated, and in whom, wading through the latest barrages of fake news to bring you another all-encompassing episode of NewsReal...

** Podcast starts at 04:26 **


Running Time: 01:49:49

Download: MP3 — 75.4 MB


Bullseye

'Russian troops dismember the armed forces of Ukraine': how a war between Moscow & Kiev could play out, and why it won't happen

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A Russian T-72 B3 tank fires during the Peace Mission 2021, a counterterrorism military exercise for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, at Donguz training area in Orenburg Region, Russia.
The costs of a war between Russia and Ukraine far outweigh the benefits. It brings significant risks to the economy, political stability and Russian foreign policy, fails to solve key security problems, but creates many new ones.

That's according to Valdai Club Programme Director Ivan Timofeev. The top Moscow think tank is closely connected with President Vladimir Putin. Timofeev, one of Russia's leading foreign experts, is skeptical about the possibility of a conflict, but he has outlined how such an operation could be conducted.

One scenario could look like this:

With a sudden and decisive blow in several directions at once, Russian troops dismember the armed forces of Ukraine in the east of the country, surround separate groups, or press them against the Dnieper river. The actions of tank and motorised units are accompanied by powerful air, missile and artillery strikes. The Russian Aerospace Forces seize air supremacy.

Comment: See also:


Snakes in Suits

Biden accused Trump of 'xenophobia' over COVID response and travel bans

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Joe Biden campaigning in Iowa
The Biden administration has stated that it will ban travel to and from South Africa, where it appears the newly-dubbed "omicron" has its origins. The ban will go into effect on Monday.

Despite implementing his own travel ban, Biden previously referred to Trump's travel ban as "xenophobia, and fear-mongering."


Newspaper

WHO says will take "weeks" to understand new coronavirus variant Omicron, advise against travel bans

WHO HQ
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As a new variant of Covid-19 has emerged, global authorities are taking precautions for curbing its spread with several imposing travel curbs
The World Health Organization (WHO) has cautioned against imposing travel restrictions due to the B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant. The organisation says that it would take weeks to understand the implications of the strain.

"WHO is closely monitoring the recently reported variant B.1.1.529," spokesman Christian Lindmeier told a media briefing in Geneva.

"Early analysis shows that this variant has a large number of mutations that require and will undergo further study. It will take a few weeks for us to understand what impact this variant has."

Comment: See also: Cull, track and control

And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Covid Cases Among the Vaxxed Explode... So Govts Lockdown the Unvaxxed!




Whistle

UK high court rules publisher must prove libelous claims about Putin, Abramovich, Rosneft, in largest legal case against anti-Russia peddlers yet

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A High Court judge in London has ruled sharply against Catherine Belton and Rupert Murdoch's book publisher HarperCollins dismissing their principal lines of defence against a multi-million pound case for libel by Roman Abramovich and the Russian state oil company Rosneft.

Yesterday, in two detailed examinations of Belton's allegations of a corrupt conspiracy masterminded by President Vladimir Putin and implemented by Abramovich, Rosneft and others, Justice Amanda Tipples (lead image) dismissed the publisher's case that Belton had been justified in reporting opinions from named or anonymous sources. The judge's rulings cast doubt on the credibility of Belton's sources, requiring lawyers for the defence to show in trial next year that Belton's reporting proves the truth of her "statements of fact". This sets the stage for one of the largest and most expensive court tests of truth and faking in the Anglo-American war against Russia.

Worse for Belton and HarperCollins, Tipples ruled that their allegation that Rosneft had created a fake transaction to bribe Putin with $300 million is a statement of fact which Belton is unlikely to be able to prove in the witness box on oath and under cross-examination. Tipples dismissed Belton's method of using sources whose "denials do not provide any antidote to the information provided by Mr Kondaurov or the anonymous source."

Comment: See also: 'Fabricated, idle rumours': Russiagate, the Steele dossier, US indictment of Danchenko


Arrow Up

"The Omicron Variant" - Magic pills, or solving the Africa problem?

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Yesterday the WHO labelled the sars-cov-2 variant B.1.1.529 as a "variant of concern" and officially named it "Omicron".

This was as entirely predictable as it is completely meaningless. The "variants" are just tools to stretch the story out and keep people on their toes.

If you want to know exactly how the Omicron variant is going to affect the narrative, well The Guardian has done a handy "here's all the bullshit we're gonna sell you over the next couple of weeks" guide:
  • The Omicron variant is more transmissable, but they don't know if it's more dangerous yet (keeping their options open).
  • It originated in Africa, possible mutating in an "untreated AIDS patient" (sick people are breeding grounds for dangerous "mutations").
  • "it has more than double the mutations of Delta...scientists anticipate that the virus will be more likely to infect - or reinfect - people who have immunity to earlier variants. (undermining natural immunity, selling more boosters, keeping the scarefest going).
  • "Scientists are concerned" that current vaccines may not be as effective against the new strain, they may need to be "tweaked" (get your boosters, and the new booster we haven't invented yet)
  • "Scientists expect that recently approved antiviral drugs, such as Merck's pill, will work as effectively against the new variant" (more on this later)
  • It's already spreading around the world, and travel bans may be needed to prevent the need for another lockdown
We're already seeing preparations for more "public health measures", with the press breathlessly quoting "concerned" public health officials. We're being told that a new lockdown won't be necessary...as long as we remember to get boosted and wear masks and blah blah blah.

Generally speaking, it's all fairly boilerplate scary nonsense. Although it is quite funny that the Biden administration has already put a bunch of African nations on a travel ban list, when Biden called Trump a racist for doing the same thing in 2020.

Bad Guys

Leaked Zoom call shows US, European diplomats secretly planning Ethiopian 'transition government' with rebel TPLF leader

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Donald Yamamoto was one of a group of former ambassadors and current diplomats for the United States, Britain and EU who had a Zoom meeting on Sunday, November 21, to encourage and try to help the TPLF, and there’s evidence to prove it: a secret phone-cam video of the two-hour meeting.
Video footage has emerged of several Western diplomats meeting with leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), showing them frankly discussing plans to overthrow Ethiopia's democratically-elected president, Abiy Ahmed. Abiy arrived at the front lines on Wednesday to take personal control over the effort to halt the TPLF's offensive.

Top US, UK and European Union diplomats with longstanding connections to Ethiopia during its 27 years of TPLF rule met on Zoom on Sunday with a "chief representative" of the TPLF, trading ideas about the group's potential to seize power and the Ethiopian National Defense Force's (ENDF) ability to stop it.

Comment: For further insight, check out Andrew Korybko's The latest offensive & defensive developments in the US' hybrid war on Ethiopia.

And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Why You Should Question Media Reports About China 'Causing Covid' And 'Invading Taiwan'




Arrow Up

Michael Flynn ups the conspiracy ante, says COVID released by 'Global Elites'

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Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn addresses a crowd in Washington D.C, December 2020.
Michael Flynn is pushing an evidence-free conspiracy theory that claims COVID-19 was released by a mysterious group of "global elites" who may be preparing to "impose" a new virus on the world.

Flynn, best known for a short stint as former President Donald Trump's national security adviser, made the remarks during a recent interview on The Alex Jones Show. Flynn told host Alex Jones that there would be a planned surge of COVID-19 despite sleuthing by "digital warriors" having uncovered the "truth" about the virus, although no credible evidence that would prove the sinister plot has been publicly presented anywhere.

Flynn said:
"We're going to see an uptick in other aspects of the COVID. There might even be another form of a SARS that's imposed on the international system ... because their little plan with COVID didn't work because too many people in the world of what I call the digital warriors, or the citizen journalists that are out there, they are fighting for the truth.

"The truth has been exposed about all the COVID tyranny that we are facing. So, I think what we're gonna see is potentially another type of virus that's imposed on the public. And I hope that that's not the case, but I've seen some indications of that in some of the statements by some of these global elite type of people."
Beyond creating "COVID tyranny," Flynn did not indicate what was the ultimate goal of the supposed elites involved in the pandemic-creating plot. He also predicted that the country's economy would soon be plunged into an intentional "controlled depression" and that the government would "shut down" all communications, although he conceded that "these are the worst-case scenarios."

Comment: It is easy to tell which side of the political line Newsweek occupies, evidenced in its narratives and qualifiers.

Check out the 'banned' video roundtable with Michael Flynn, Joe Flynn and Patrick Byrne interviewed by Alex Jones: