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As a furious France plots its revenge for America's treachery on its subs deal, will it take the nuclear option of quitting NATO?

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The anger in Paris is stratospheric towards Washington, and a wounded President Macron may just follow de Gaulle's example from the 1960s, and say au revoir to the transatlantic military alliance.

"A stab in the back," is how French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described US President Joe Biden's announcement of a new club of three - the US, Great Britain and Australia - under the guise of countering China in the Indo-pacific region.

The defense minister, Florence Parly, was also taken aback by Biden's announcement of the group called "AUKUS." The French are outraged over Biden's unexpected announcement of America's new massive defense contract with Australia, which scuppered a similar one signed by Canberra with France's Naval Group in 2018.

Phoenix

The so-called 'cradle of the revolution' against Assad has been liberated - the West's campaign to topple him is all but over

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After three years of a fragile ceasefire and a campaign of assassinations of Syrian government 'loyalists' by embedded fundamentalist armed groups, the Syrian flag has once more been raised in Daraa Al Balad.

Western media persists in portraying the emergence of extremist armed groups in Daraa, south of Damascus, as the "cradle of the revolution" to overthrow the Syrian government. The reality is that Daraa was the touchpaper lit by hardline Libyan mercenaries imported into the city prior to 2011.

From Daraa, the "revolutionary" flames fanned by the US, UK and Israeli-led coalition headquartered in Jordan, funded by Gulf-state blood money, would engulf Syria for ten long years. In Daraa, the CIA/MI6-backed Muslim Brotherhood extremist gangs fronted the orchestrated uprising, power multiplied by Libyan arms and terrorist factions and given credibility by the colonial media complex spearheaded by the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera.

Eye 2

Indictment of Clinton lawyer proves 'Russiagate collusion' hoax originated with her

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The 26-page indictment of former cybersecurity attorney and Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann by special counsel John Durham is as detailed as it is damning on the alleged effort to push a false Russia collusion claim before the 2016 presidential campaign. One line, however, seems to reverberate for those of us who have followed this scandal for years now: "You do realize that we will have to expose every trick we have in our bag."

That warning from an unnamed "university researcher" captures the most fascinating aspect of the indictment in describing a type of Nixonian dirty tricks operation run by — or at least billed to — the Clinton campaign. With Nixon, his personal attorney and the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP) paid for operatives to engage in disruptive and ultimately criminal conduct targeting his opponents. With Clinton, the indictment and prior disclosures suggest that Clinton campaign lawyers at the law firm of Perkins Coie helped organize an effort to spread Russia collusion stories and trigger an investigation.

USA

Joe Biden backs Milley amid uproar over alleged China calls

Milley Biden
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Milley and Biden
The D.C. swamp continues to protect its own.

While speaking to reporters from the White House, Joe Biden was asked about the explosive new book that alleges that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held secret meetings behind Donald Trump's back and even secretly told leaders not to take military strike or nuclear orders from Trump days after the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol.

Biden made it clear that he's standing by Milley and did not make any mention of him resigning. "Sir, did General Milley do the right thing, sir? Did General Milley do the right thing?" a reporter asked.

Heart - Black

Biden administration admits killing 10 civilians in Kabul airstrike, no ISIS-K

US drone strike in Kabul
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Afghans inspect damage of Ahmadi family house after the US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29, 2021.
The US military on Friday admitted that it killed 10 civilians — including seven children and aid worker Zemari Ahmadi in a drone strike near Kabul's airport last month — and not Islamic State bomb plotters, as it originally claimed.

Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., commander of US Central Command, said the civilians "were tragically killed" on Aug. 29, one day before the final chaotic Biden administration evacuation flights from Kabul.

"I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike," McKenzie said at a press conference.

"We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to US forces."

USA

Tucker Carlson: Mark Milley committed treason, and others were implicated

Tucker Carlson
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Tucker Carlson

Milley colluded with China, our chief military rival, to undercut the elected president of the United States


There's something about the term "deep state" that sounds paranoid, even nutty. As of just a few years ago, you mostly heard the phrase from relics on the far-left, the kind of people who lecture you about the United Fruit Company and the toppling of Mosaddegh. The term, then and now, suggests that our democracy is fake. Elections and domestic politics are a sideshow. No matter who you vote for, in the end, the same people still run everything. That's a pretty dark understanding of the American system. If you're a normal person who grew up here, it's the last thing you want to believe about your country. It seems crazy.

Comment: Meanwhile Trump believes this is a fabricated story, read more about his take here.


USA

The Pelosi-Milley Insurrection: Gen. Mark Milley is in deep trouble, and Nancy Pelosi is in deeper trouble for setting him up

Nancy Pelosi in 2017
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Nancy Pelosi in 2017
As much reported, the new book Peril by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa depicts the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, as completely ignoring the Constitutional chain of command in order to go behind then-President Donald Trump's back and, if true, unmistakably commit treason by telling a Chinese general that if America was going to attack, he would personally call the Chinese General ahead of time to tell him.

Megaphone

PPC leader Maxime Bernier is confident his party will win seats and force a debate on freedoms in Canada

Maxine Bernier
Just days before Monday's Canadian federal election, populist PPC leader Maxime Bernier held several events on Thursday in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and in Toronto itself.

Bernier is a well-known critic of coronavirus lockdowns as well as the vaccine passport, and his PPC is the only major party running in the federal election to outright oppose both policies.

Speaking to Breitbart News at an event by Lake Ontario, Mr Bernier said that he was confident that some of the PPC's candidates will win seats in Monday's election, "So now the mainstream political parties, the Conservative and the Liberals, they won't be able to ignore us anymore like the mainstream media."

Comment: See also:


Syringe

30,305 people died within 21 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine in England during first 6 months of 2021, ONS data says

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Official Office for National Statistics data has inadvertently revealed that 30,305 people have died within twenty-one days of having a Covid-19 vaccine in England during the first 6 months of 2021.

Dozens of freedom of information requests have been made to Public Health England (PHE) over the past few months requesting to know how many people have died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine, but each and every time PHE have claimed they do "not hold the information requested".
FOI statement
It is extremely strange to find that PHE do not hold the information considering their counterpart in Scotland has been able to publish the data on deaths within 28 days of a Covid-19 vaccination.

Public Health Scotland last published the figures on the 23rd June 2021 in their 'Covid-19 Statistical Report' in which they revealed 5,522 people had died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine between December 8th 2020 and June 11th 2021 in Scotland.
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PHS were also able to reveal the numbers by brand of vaccine and date of occurrence in a published spreadsheet found here. The spreadsheet shows that 1,877 people died with 28 days of having the Pfizer mRNA jab, 3,643 people died within 28 days of having the AstraZeneca viral vector jab, and 2 people died within 28 days of having the Moderna mRNA jab.

Comment: The silence of the scam is being heard loud and clear - but not soon enough for up to 30k preventable deaths in the UK. Imagine the statistical obfuscation on the global scale!


Arrow Up

Number of Americans trapped in Afghanistan exceeds Biden Admin claims, GOP lawmaker says

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US Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA)
At least 200 Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan, double the Biden administration's public claim of around 100, according to Rep. Darrell Issa's (R., Calif.) office.

Issa's office has to-date communicated with 68 GOP offices, barely a third of the total caucus, and told the Washington Free Beacon it is aware of at least 201 Americans seeking to return home. Issa's team worked over the past weeks to free more than 35 individuals from Afghanistan, and says that it is in contact with "several more." Issa's office believes there are far more than 200 still waiting to be rescued.

The information collected by the lawmaker's office is leading them to conclude that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and senior Biden administration officials are "lowballing" the total number of Americans trapped in Afghanistan after the botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country. Blinken testified before Congress earlier this week that he is aware of around 100 Americans who are in contact with the State Department about returning home — a number the administration has repeated for the past weeks.

Issa told the Free Beacon:
"This is the number nobody in the White House wants you to know. State has been intentionally vague, even though they have more information than anyone. That's why we're making sure the truth is told. The coverup is over."

Comment: Of course they 'know'. Pleading ignorance temporarily suffices for botched control.