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Craig Murray: What is left for Palestine?

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Western media and politicians are now firmly coalesced around the Israeli government narrative. Israel is unwillingly fighting a war of self-defence in Gaza after hostilities were commenced by aggressive Hamas military attack. The storming of Al Aqsa mosque, the shooting at people in prayer, the right wing mobs attacking East Jerusalem, the Krystallnacht style destruction of Palestinian businesses and lynching of Arab Israelis, none of that ever happened at all. What happened was that Hamas launched a missile war and Israel was obliged, ever so reluctantly, to exercise its right of self defence, with enormous care not to hit civilians, except that, entirely accidentally, the IDF has killed a couple of hundred civilians including scores of children.

Palestinians die in the passive tense in western media. The media always says they "have died"; they were never "killed", and there is virtually never any attribution of the death. By contrast, Israelis are active tense "killed by Hamas" or "killed by missile strikes". Look out for this journalistic sophistry - once you see it, you can't unsee it.

Comment: Since Israel's genocidal intent is clear for all to see, why are some of the world's most powerful nations that (sometimes) claim to care so much about civilians, such as the US and UK, not only unable to stop them, but why are they also actively complicit? Meanwhile, Russia and China, as diplomatically as is possible, have condemned Israel's crimes against humanity: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal #29: What Israeli Lobby? Anti-Semitism Hysteria Hits US, UK, France

Quenelle - Golden

Czech politics in crisis as President Zeman is NOT convinced by intel reports blaming Russia for 2014 explosion, suggests cover up

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Czech President Milos Zeman arrives at Buckingham Palace for a reception to mark 70 years of the NATO Alliance, hosted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019.
The Czech Republic's internal spat over the 2014 ammunition depot explosions shows no signs of calming down, with President Milos Zeman refusing to accept Prague's security service's conclusions that Russia is to blame.

The dispute has now become so intense that both the country's Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Minister of Justice Marie Benesova have gone on the attack against Zeman.

In October and December 2014, explosions took place at arms depots in Vrbetice, killing two people. Last month, Czech First Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamacek revealed that the country's authorities believe they know the identities of two men supposedly responsible for the explosions, and both allegedly work for Russian military intelligence.

Comment: Zeman has previously been quoted as saying that there was "neither proof nor evidence", and he doesn't appear to have changed his mind. If the evidence was so solid, why would the sentators feel the need to threaten Zeman with the possibility of being tried for high treason?

This rather dubious accusation occurs amidst a number of others, where the intent seems to be to create situations that will rupture Russia's relations with various countries, including the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Germany, and the Czech Republic - to name just a few.


Joe Biden diverts healthcare funds for illegal migrants, benefitting his business donors

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US President Joe Biden • Dropping off children for pick up
President Joe Biden has taken $2 billion from Americans' healthcare programs to help deliver migrant youths and children to their illegal-migrant parents throughout the United States, press reports say.

Politico, reported May 15:
"The Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children. The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation's Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
"In addition to transferring money from the Strategic National Stockpile and Covid-19 testing, HHS also has pulled roughly $436 million from a range of existing health initiatives across the department."
The program costs are expected to reach almost $9 billion by October according to a leaked report in the New York Times.


Fauci says pandemic exposed 'undeniable effects of racism' as he accepts an award

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that "the undeniable effects of racism" have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.

"COVID-19 has shone a bright light on our own society's failings," Dr. Anthony Fauci said during a graduation ceremony for Emory University.

Speaking by webcast from Washington, Fauci told the graduates in Atlanta that many members of minority groups work in essential jobs where they might be exposed to the coronavirus. He also said they are more likely to become infected if exposed because of medical conditions such as hypertension, chronic lung disease, diabetes or obesity. Fauci said:
"Now, very few of these comorbidities have racial determinants. Almost all relate to the social determinants of health dating back to disadvantageous conditions that some people of color find themselves in from birth regarding the availability of an adequate diet, access to health care and the undeniable effects of racism in our society."
Fauci said correcting societal wrongs will take a commitment of decades, and he urged the graduates to be part of the solution. Fauci said that once society returns to "some form of normality," people should not forget that infectious disease has disproportionally hospitalized and killed people of color.

Comment: Aspects of truth versus fiction are difficult to distinguish for some folks...

Snakes in Suits

Supreme Court to weigh rollback of abortion rights

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. The court's order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights.

The court first announced a woman's constitutional right to an abortion in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and reaffirmed it 19 years later.

The case involves a Mississippi law that would prohibit abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The state's ban had been blocked by lower courts as inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent that protects a woman's right to obtain an abortion before the fetus can survive outside her womb.

The justices had put off action on the case for several months. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion-rights proponent, died just before the court's new term began in October. Her replacement, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, is the most open opponent of abortion rights to join the court in decades.

Arrow Up

60 percent of police and military say they will support Le Pen in French presidential election

Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen
60 per cent of police and military say they will support populist Marine Le Pen in next year's French presidential election, with the number even higher among active duty police.

A survey published by the Centre for Political Research of Sciences Po (Cevipof) found that a plurality of 44 per cent of police and military would vote for Le Pen in the first round of the election.

In a hypothetical second round run off against President Emmanuel Macron, this number rises to 60 per cent, a three per cent increase on the 57 per cent figure she achieved in 2017.

Among active duty police officers, support for the National Rally leader rises to a massive 74 per cent.

Around 48 per cent of police say Le Pen "understands the problems of people like us" compared to just 13 per cent who say the same of Macron.


Second Stage Terror Wars

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false."

William Casey, CIA Director, Feb. 1981
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It is well known that the endless US war on terror was overtly launched following the mass murders of September 11, 2001 and the linked anthrax attacks.

The invasion of Afghanistan and the Patriot Act were immediately justified by those insider murders, and subsequently the wars against Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc. So too the terrorizing of the American people with constant fear-mongering about imminent Islamic terrorist attacks from abroad that never came.

It is less well known that the executive director of the U.S. cover story - the fictional 9/11 Commission Report - was Philip Zelikow, who controlled and shaped the report from start to finish.

It is even less well known that Zelikow, a professor at the University of Virginia, was closely associated with Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush, Dickey Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Brent Scowcroft, et al. and had served in various key intelligence positions in both the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations. In 2011 President Obama named him to his President's Intelligence Advisory Board as befits bi-partisan elite rule and coverup compensation across political parties.

Perhaps it's unknown or just forgotten that The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission repeatedly called for Zelikow's removal, claiming that his appointment made a farce of the claim that the Commission was independent.

Zelikow said that for the Commission to consider alternative theories to the government's claims about Osama bin Laden was akin to whacking moles. This is the man, who at the request of his colleague Condoleezza Rice, became the primary author of (NSS 2002) The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, that declared that the U.S. would no longer abide by international law but was adopting a policy of preemptive war, as declared by George W. Bush at West Point in June 2002. This was used as justification for the attack on Iraq in 2003 and was a rejection of the charter of the United Nations.


EU, US will team up against China over its alleged 'trade-distorting policies'

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U.S. and European Union flags are pictured in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2017.
The United States and the European Union issued a joint statement on Monday saying that they can partner to "hold countries like China that support trade-distorting policies to account".

The statement was issued by the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis.

The statement announced the start of discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity.

Comment: When the US and EU can't legitimately compete with a country, they have a tendency to team up and slap them with sanctions or work on schemes such as these:


UK government scientific advisors admit they used 'totalitarian' fear tactics to control people during pandemic

Fear Tactics
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Scientists in the UK working as advisors for the government have expressed regret for using what they now admit to be "unethical" and "totalitarian" methods of instilling fear in the population in order to control behaviour during the pandemic, according to a report.

The London Telegraph reports the comments made by Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour (SPI-B), a sub-committee of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) the government's chief scientific advisory group.

The report quotes a briefing from March 2020, as the first lockdown was decreed, that stated the government should drastically increase "the perceived level of personal threat" that the virus poses because "a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened".

One scientist with the SPI-B admits that "In March [2020] the Government was very worried about compliance and they thought people wouldn't want to be locked down. There were discussions about fear being needed to encourage compliance, and decisions were made about how to ramp up the fear."

The unnamed scientist adds that "The way we have used fear is dystopian."

The scientist further confessed that "The use of fear has definitely been ethically questionable. It's been like a weird experiment. Ultimately, it backfired because people became too scared."

Another separate scientist on the subcommittee professed "You could call psychology 'mind control'. That's what we do... clearly we try and go about it in a positive way, but it has been used nefariously in the past."

Another scientist warned that "We have to be very careful about the authoritarianism that is creeping in," adding "people use the pandemic to grab power and drive through things that wouldn't happen otherwise."

According to the report, another researcher with the group acknowledged that "Without a vaccine, psychology is your main weapon," adding that "Psychology has had a really good epidemic, actually."


Biodigital Convergence

Biodigital Convergence
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If you have not read "Exploring Biodigital Convergence" yet, I suggest you stop what you're doing and read it now. Seriously. I'll wait. . . .

. . . And now that you're back, I'm sure you'll agree with me that this is important stuff. Are you ready to talk about it?

OK, let's dig in.

The first thing to note about this revealing document is that it is an official Government of Canada publication. More specifically, it is from "Policy Horizons Canada," which describes itself as "a federal government organization that conducts foresight." Clear as mud? Well, apparently their mandate is "to help the Government of Canada develop future-oriented policy and programs that are more robust and resilient in the face of disruptive change on the horizon," and they are a government "foresight center," complete with a "Chief Futurist" and a team of "Foresight Analysts" who work in the Government of Canada's first "innovation lab" producing regular "MetaScans" on topics of interest to the government, including "behavioural insights and experimentation."

If that sounds like a lot of federal bureaucratic gobbledygook designed to obfuscate the fact that this is just a government think tank that talks about future trends and developments, then don't worry. That's exactly what it is.

The second thing you'll notice about the document is the smirking face of Kristel Van der Elst, who, we are told, is Director General of Policy Horizons Canada and the erstwhile author of this document's foreword. Three seconds of searching will reveal that Ms. Van der Elst is the former Head of Strategic Foresight at (you guessed it) the World Economic Forum, whose globalist bingo card is almost as impressive as Dr. Leana Wen's. In addition to being intimate with the Davos crowd, she's also a Fulbright Scholar who went to Yale, Special Advisor to European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and, in addition to heading up Policy Horizons Canada, is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic Foresight of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Quelle surprise.

So what does Van der Elst say in her foreword?

In the coming years, biodigital technologies could be woven into our lives in the way that digital technologies are now. Biological and digital systems are converging, and could change the way we work, live, and even evolve as a species. More than a technological change, this biodigital convergence may transform the way we understand ourselves and cause us to redefine what we consider human or natural [all emphases in this article are mine].

Guess what, guys? I have just found my go-to synopsis for when I'm asked to explain the great reset and the fourth industrial revolution in a nutshell. Right there in a few short, crisp sentences, is exactly what I've been warning about regarding the transhumanist agenda for 13 years now. But in the true spirit of the open conspiracy, since this is a bland admission from a senior government think tank worker it will undoubtedly be viewed as a boring, self-evident truth by the normies who seek to find a way to downplay the coming extinction of the human race.

From there, things only get weirder.