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Jack Smith is in a hurry, but he can't say why

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© Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesSpecial Council Jack Smith
You've read it in this newsletter here and here, but it has popped up again. Jack Smith, the federal prosecutor pursuing former President Donald Trump, is again urging a court to speed up procedures in Smith's case charging Trump in connection with the 2020 election and Jan. 6.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court gave Smith one week to respond to Trump's effort to keep his 2020 election trial on hold while the court decides on Trump's argument that he should be immune from prosecution. Smith responded in one day. His argument is that it is very, extremely, super-duper important that Trump's trial move ahead as quickly as possible. Of course, it has been clear for some time that Smith feels that way. What is important is why Smith says the Trump case should speed ahead.

The reason for Smith's haste has been obvious all along: He wants Trump to be tried, convicted, sentenced, and possibly jailed before the Nov. 5 presidential election. Could anything be clearer? Everything that Smith has done since Aug. 1, 2023, when the indictment was unsealed, has been to rush the case to a decision before deadline — and the deadline has always been the 2024 presidential election.

But here's the problem for Smith. The Justice Department forbids prosecutorial interference with elections. The guidelines are very clear:
"Federal prosecutors and agents may never select the timing of any action, including investigative steps, criminal charges, or statements, for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party."

Comment: Seems like Trump has a window of opportunity should his gargantuan lead remain his ace.


Footprints

Russia says its forces move forward after Ukraine withdraws from Avdiivka

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© New York Times/Getty ImagesSome Ukrainians refuse to leave Avdiivka
Russia said on Saturday that its forces had inflicted a series of defeats on Ukrainian forces along the 1,000-km (620-mile) front line just as Ukrainian troops withdrew from the devastated eastern town of Avdiivka.

The Ukrainian withdrawal from Avdiivka paves the way for Russia's biggest victory since the May 2023 capture of Bakhmut after a deadly battle that left thousands dead in a devastated city with barely a building intact.

After the failure of Ukraine to pierce Russian lines last year, Moscow has been trying to grind down Ukrainian forces just as Kyiv ponders a major new mobilisation and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appoints a new commander to run the war.

Russian forces made inroads against Ukrainian troops along the front lines in a number of different directions, according to the Russian defence ministry.

"Avdiivka, as a major node of resistance for the armed forces of Ukraine, has fallen," pro-Russian military blogger Yuri Podolyak said on Telegram.

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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: Western Obsession With Russia: Carlson's Putin Interview, Navalny's Death and the Ukraine War Racket

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Well over a billion views later, the Tucker Carlson interview with Vladimir Putin has been overshadowed in global media coverage by the sudden death this week of Russian political opposition figure Alexey Navalny, and the US 'national security leak' about... Russian space nukes?

Meanwhile, the Russian military captured the Ukrainian military stronghold of Avdeevka outside the city of Donetsk, sending Western governments into deeper delirium about 'sending more billion$' and 'signing eternal security contracts' with the Kiev regime.

Their obsession with Russia is apparently an incurable condition!


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Alarm Clock

Ukraine can't join NATO during conflict - Netherlands

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
© Global Look Press / Tobias HaseMark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, attends the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof
The Netherlands' caretaker prime minister, Mark Rutte, has said that admitting Ukraine to NATO is not feasible while the conflict with Russia is ongoing. Rutte has been described in the media as a frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the US-led bloc.

The politician made the comments at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday in response to a question about whether EU prime ministers would "personally support" Ukraine's membership bid at the next NATO summit in Washington in July.

"The bad news is - as long as the war is raging, Ukraine cannot become a member of NATO," Rutte has said. "The good news is that we can learn from the European Union," he added referring to the EU approach of implementing "intermediate steps" that countries take on "the way to accession" as opposed to NATO's process that goes "from nothing to full membership."

Comment: This comes after the Netherlands and the UK committed to sending yet more weapons to Ukraine:
The Netherlands is joining a military coalition with allies including Britain that will supply Ukraine with advanced drone technology and bolster its offensive capabilities in the war against Russia, the Dutch defence minister said.

The pledge from the Netherlands comes in addition to F-16 fighter jets, artillery, ammunition and air defence systems provided by the Dutch to Kyiv.



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Nova misija NATO-a: Mir kroz cenzuru

Izvorno autor Thaddeus G. McCotter preko American Greatness

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Kada se razmišlja o rangu institucija koje su zarobili ljevičarski elitisti, jedna od najzloslutnijih je američka vojska. Ljevica drsko prozelitizira, kastrira i politizira američku vojsku sa svojom DEI ideologijom - inherentno stranačkim, razdornim napadom koji je osmišljen kako bi izdubio njezin povijesni ratni duh i sustav vrijednosti.

Za očekivati ​​je da će ljevica proširiti svoje političko prozelitiziranje na pridružene vojske unutar naših saveza. Imperativ je suprotstavljanje ovim politički subverzivnim napadima na našu i savezničku vojsku.

Comment: Komentar: Kao što Mike Benz objašnjava Tuckeru Carlsonu, NATO u vlasništvu SAD-a preokrenuo je svoj scenarij manipulativnog informacijskog rata 2014. do pune domaće cenzure:

Tucker:
Ep. 75 Država nacionalne sigurnosti glavni je pokretač cenzure i uplitanja u izbore u Sjedinjenim Državama. "Ovo što opisujem je vojna vladavina", kaže Mike Benz. "To je inverzija demokracije."



Attention

Navalny death planned and coordinated by the West

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The reaction of Western leaders, politicians and the media to the news of the death of Alexei Navalny once again demonstrated their hypocrisy, cynicism and unprincipledness. The "in any situation, blame Russia" scheme is in action. Moreover, for each case there is a preparation according to the manual.

Let's look at the chronology.

Today at approximately 14:19, a message was published on the website of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug about the death of convicted Alexei Navalny in correctional colony No. 3.

Literally 15 minutes later, a torrent of carbon-copy accusations began pouring in:

Bizarro Earth

Korybko: Russia's Avdeevka win will reverberate across Europe and accelerate geostrategic shifts

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Germany's role as the US' preferred "Lead From Behind" partner in the EU will become more prominent in the aftermath of Russia capturing Avdeevka, which will take the form of connecting the "military Schengen" with the revived Weimar Triangle in order to accelerate the construction of "Fortress Europe".

Russia finally captured the Ukrainian fortress town of Avdeevka following a protracted battle that ended in Kiev's chaotic retreat and the abandonment of its wounded troops. The timing took place as the Western elite met in Germany for this year's Munich Security Conference over the weekend, which conveniently enabled them to plan their next moves in this proxy war. No significant financial or military aid is expected, however, despite Ukraine's newly clinched security pacts with Germany and France.

Comment: See also: Why NATO's 'Military Schengen' evokes memories of Nazi Germany's anti-Russia past




Black Magic

Sell out: Macron and Zelensky sign military deal

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The ten-year pact mirrors defense agreements Kiev recently signed with Berlin and London

France and Ukraine signed a bilateral security pact on Friday during President Vladimir Zelensky's visit to Paris. While President Emmanuel Macron did not offer Kiev any ironclad military commitments, he promised another €3 billion in aid over the rest of 2024, as well as "cooperation" in the area of artillery.

The agreement states that France views the prospect of Ukraine's accession to NATO positively, as "a useful contribution to peace and stability in Europe." The largely symbolic deal is designed to help "pave the way towards Ukraine's future integration into the EU and NATO," French media noted, citing officials.

The pact follows a similar agreement struck with Germany earlier in the day, and another signed with the UK last month. All three are set to last ten years.

Last month, Macron announced that France would supply Kiev with 40 more SCALP-EG long-range cruise missiles and "hundreds of bombs," promising to finalize the bilateral security agreement on an upcoming trip to Kiev. The trip, which was to run from February 13-14, was called off by the French side due to security concerns, according to French media.

Comment: The 'leaders' of Europe are selling out Europe and the welfare of their countries while submitting to a globalist anti-human agenda.

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Stock Up

Indonesia - A new power could be emerging in Asia

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Indonesia, the world's fourth-most-populous country, is treading carefully between China and the US as it gathers strength

It is tempting to frame global geopolitics as a binary struggle between China and the US, as a competition between two economic giants, each of which has grown to see the other as the fundamental obstacle to its own security and success.

Yet the world is more complicated than that. International affairs are not moving towards a bipolar world in which two superpowers create rival systems and force all other countries to take sides, but is rather moving to a multipolar world, where there are many great powers all competing against each other.

Multipolarity is preceded by the disintegration of unipolarity, whereby one hegemonic power finds itself increasingly declining amid a rise of others. Thus, China is not the only rising power to reshape the global environment, even if it is at this time the largest, and because of this it is unlikely that Beijing will ever be a hegemon in the same sense as America was, for we must take other rising powers into account such as India and Russia, among others.


Comment: Indonesia is a country of 279 million people with a size of 1.9 million square km2 or 2.5 times the size of Texas. It is currently the 7th largest world economy by GDP (PPP) just behind Russia and ahead of France (9th) and the UK (10th).


Comment: Indonesia could well end up in the BRICS club though it hasn't decided yet in the affirmative. Indonesia has just had general elections and the current defense minister will become the new president.

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Bad Guys

Denmark to transfer all its artillery to Ukraine - Prime Minister

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
© GettyDanish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
During the 7th Ukrainian Lunch at the Munich Security Conference, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stated that Denmark has decided to transfer all its stock artillery to Ukraine. The country calls on its partners to increase arms supplies to Ukraine.

She noted that European leaders often refer to production problems regarding arms supplies. The Prime Minister emphasized that Europe has weapons, and they need to be transferred to Ukraine.

"But if you ask Ukraine, they are asking us for ammunition now, artillery now. From Denmark's side, we decided to donate our entire artillery to Ukraine. And I am sorry to say, friends, there is still ammunition in stock in Europe. This is not a question about production because we have weapons, we have ammunition, we have air defense, that we don't have to use ourselves at the moment, that we should deliver to Ukraine," she said.

Comment: And with other European countries hoping to follow suit, not only do they obligate themselves to restock at the cost of billions to the taxpayer, but, in the process they also leave themselves at the mercy of the military industrial complex.

One recalls that they put themselves in the same vulnerable position by backing sanctions, and allowing the US to get away with blowing up Nord Stream, with the US being a main beneficiary of both actions: