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Liar Blinken says 'no fatigue' among NATO in supporting Ukraine as Russia amasses missiles ahead of winter

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken came a away from a NATO meeting of foreign ministers on Wednesday with the conclusion that the alliance is holding strong on supporting Ukraine, despite the avalanche of negative reports on how Ukrainian forces are fairing on the battlefield.

He told a press briefing there is "no sense of fatigue" among NATO allies and they are remaining firm. "We must and we will continue to support Ukraine," he said following the NATO meeting in Brussels.

His words seemed by design a flat rejection of the avalanche of headlines which go to back to at least the summer which warned of increasing 'war fatigue' among Western publics and among political leadership.

But more specifically there have been echoes of fatigue voiced by NATO countries' top leadership:

Eye 1

Neil Oliver: What are they planning next?

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Neil Oliver
'...the system around us has been broken - we need a paradigm shift!'

Mr. Potato

Argentina's incoming foreign minister says country will not join BRICS

Economist Diana Mondino
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Economist Diana Mondino
Economist Diana Mondino, who is set to be appointed foreign minister in Javier Milei's government, has confirmed that Argentina will not join the BRICS on her new boss' watch.

Mondino, a La Libertad Avanza deputy-elect, said that Milei did not want to join the bloc comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. President Alberto Fernández's administration, which is currently in office, has spent years attempting to win approval for Argentina to become a full member and earlier this year, BRICS authorities signed off on the move, though the ascension process is not complete.

Comment: And apparently Argentina, that has been struggling for years with soaring inflation and a rather disordered political situation, only received an invitation due to the pleas of Brazil's Lula.

"We're not pulling back, because it was never approved," said Mondino on Thursday as she was quizzed about Milei's intentions. Her statements came during a brief contact with the press minutes before taking part in the 29th Industrial Conference of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union.

Comment: Considering Argentina's new leadership, this likely comes as a relief to the BRICS: Argentina's president-elect Milei wears kippah at havdalah, vows support for Israel

Eye 1

Leo Varadkar's Ireland is flirting with a new form of totalitarianism

Leo Varadkar
Now the whole world can see that Ireland is poised to pass one of the most draconian pieces of legislation in modern times.

Irish author Paul Lynch won the Booker Prize on Sunday. His novel, Prophet Song, imagines an Ireland that has fallen under Right-wing totalitarian control, and begins with members of the new secret police rapping on the door of a union leader to interrogate him for "sowing discord and unrest" against the government.

Novelists are free to dream up all manner of fictional scenarios, however far-fetched. The irony is that this is the exact opposite of what is happening in Ireland right now. The government in Dublin is indeed introducing extraordinary new legislation to restrict freedom of speech. But it's not horrid Right-wingers conspiring to suppress nice, decent liberals. It's nice, decent liberals scrambling to stamp out the opinions of what they call the "far-Right". And far from being alarmed by this assault on basic freedoms, the broad swathe of progressive opinion in Ireland is fully behind it, including most voices in the broadcast and print media, and every major party.

Comment: See also:

Yellow Vest

Police investigating 'Irish lives matter' graffiti as hate crime

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Police in West Belfast, Ireland on June 24, 2023.
Local lawmakers have condemned the slogan as "racist poison" and an effort to "create fear" among immigrants

Police in Northern Ireland have launched a hate crime probe after graffiti reading "Irish lives matter" was left on a wall in Belfast, a phrase thought to reflect anti-immigrant sentiment following several similar incidents in the area.

Local authorities confirmed the vandalism in west Belfast on Wednesday, with police inspector Andrew Matson saying the graffiti and other anti-immigrant signage would be treated as "hate" incidents.

Comment: The Irish are rising up against their EU-beholden masters for selling out their country. They are being overrun with foreign migrants to the point where they will be a minority in their own country,. Tucker Carlson discusses the underlying issues with Steve Bannon:


Overreach: Special Counsel Jack Smith demanded info on Americans who 'favorited or retweeted' Trump tweets

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Special Counsel Jack Smith and former President Donald Trump
Special Counsel Jack Smith demanded information on Twitter users who liked or retweeted former President Donald Trump's tweets leading up to the January 6 riot, according to a heavily redacted search warrant and other documents released Monday.

Smith's comprehensive search warrant sought the 2024 Republican presidential primary front-runner's search history, direct messages, and "content of all tweets created, drafted, favorited/liked, or retweeted" by his account from October 2020 to January 2021.

The special counsel also demanded a list of all devices used to log into Trump's then-Twitter, now X account, as well as information on users who interacted with the then-president in the months leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, the court filings show.

Arrow Down

NATO recognizes Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed - member state

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto questioned the bloc's strategy, given the poor results from its support for Kiev...

Several foreign ministers at this week's NATO meeting in Brussels have admitted that the much-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed to deliver any breakthrough or progress, according to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. He said the original plan had been for Ukraine to defeat Russia on the battlefield, triggering political consequences in Moscow.

Szijjarto told journalists at a press conference during a break at the meeting on Tuesday:
"I think today everyone can see - though they may not admit it - that this plan has failed. The goals and hopes of the Ukrainian counteroffensive have been dashed because there has been no major change on the battlefield and no breakthrough since its beginning. This has been recognized by many people here. Quietly, cautiously, but still recognized."
At the meeting of NATO foreign ministers, the bloc's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged member states to "stay the course" in arming Ukraine, insisting that this is also about "our security interests."

Responding to a question from a journalist, Stoltenberg said NATO would support Kiev "as long as it takes." He noted that NATO members had provided more than €100 billion ($109 billion) in military assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of its armed conflict with Russia in February 2022.

Comment: Stoltenberg is delusional - unless his goal is to strip all NATO countries down to their last piece of war equipment and completely drain their coffers. If that is the case, he is right on target.


Ukraine has used chemical weapons - Russian general

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Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, head of the Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces • November 28, 2023
Kiev might start using "biological weapons" as well, General Igor Kirillov has said...

The Ukrainian military has used chemical agents to poison food on 17 occasions since the conflict escalated in February 2022, killing at least 15 people, Russian Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said on Tuesday.

Kirillov heads the Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces. He made the revelation in a speech to the 3rd Congress of Young Scientists, currently meeting in Sochi. He said:
"We have confirmed that officials of the administrations of the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation were poisoned. Moreover, we found a number of chemical compounds were used that were made, in most cases, exclusively in one country."
He did not specify which country it was, however.

Kirillov's speech comes a day after Russia presented evidence of Ukrainian poisonings to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

Comment: If you can't drive a tank, nor shoot a gun...'the other warfare' is at Ukraine's disposal, courtesy The Godfather.


Rothschild wants merger between corporations, governments and AI to "save capitalism"

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If you're not familiar with a little organization called the "Council For Inclusive Capitalism," don't worry, most people have never heard of it. The group was formed at the height of the covid pandemic; as fear instilled by government officials and the media propagated the news feeds, the majority of the public was rather distracted. The CIC is essentially everything that conspiracy theorists have been warning about for years packaged into a single Orwellian entity, complete with dramatic piano music and a mask of humanitarian philanthropy.


Putin warns that West wants to divide and destroy Russia

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Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Moscow, Russia, November 27, 2023
President Vladimir Putin, whose picture was shown between two giant images of an ancient Orthodox icon on Tuesday, warned the West ahead of elections in March 2024 that any foreign meddling in Russia would be considered an act of aggression.

Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has led to the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, prompting Putin to pivot towards China.

Since the invasion, Putin has changed the narrative of the war, casting it as an existential battle between sacred Russian civilisation and an arrogant West which he says is in cultural, political and economic decline.