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Orban urges Russia-Ukraine ceasefire during surprise visit to Kiev, as Hungary assumes EU-presidency

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© Zoltan Fischer/Hungarian prime minister's press office/AFPUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, appears with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kyiv on July 2, 2024
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has called for a ceasefire in Ukraine during a rare trip to the war-torn country.

In a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday, Orban, a fiery critic of Western military aid to Ukraine, suggested a speedy ceasefire could expedite peace talks.

Orban also said Hungary wanted to improve its ties with Ukraine and offered to help modernise its economy, in an apparent olive-branch to its long-estranged neighbour.

Zelenskyy, speaking alongside Orban at a news briefing, said he "appreciates" the Hungarian leader's visit, the first in more than a decade, but stressed that Ukraine needs a "just peace" after more than two years of fighting Russia's invasion.

Comment: The Kiev-junta are well aware they need to accept a peace deal but their masters in the West, at the moment, appear to be hellbent on doing the exact opposite, with the past few weeks seeing a surge in terror and military attacks on Russian territory: Commentary from Orban:




Wine

Obama telling people Biden can't win - Tucker Carlson

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© Mark Makela/Getty ImagesUS President Joe Biden • Former U.S. President Barack Obama
The former US president's public backing of the incumbent was "disingenuous," according to the journalist.

Former US President Barack Obama is telling Democrats that incumbent Joe Biden has no chance of being reelected after his recent debate against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, American conservative journalist Tucker Carlson has claimed. According to Carlson, Obama's recent public endorsement of Biden was not sincere.

Biden and Trump faced off in an open debate on Thursday night, with the president's performance widely seen as "incoherent" and "fumbling," underscoring concerns about his age. Following the showdown, many Democrats and their donors reportedly scrambled to find a replacement for Biden as the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

Publicly, however, many Democratic heavyweights, including Obama, reaffirmed their support for Biden. While admitting that "bad debate nights happen," the former president insisted that "this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself."

Writing on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, Carlson said, citing an "unusually good source," that Obama's post had been "disingenuous."

Comment: Biden and Obama: 'The elimination round.'


Brain

Biden mixes up France and Italy

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© Nicholas Kamm/AFPUS President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden confused Italy and France at a campaign event in New York on Saturday, in what appears to be the aging leader's latest gaffe, adding to mounting concerns over his mental state.

Speaking at a campaign reception in East Hampton, Biden mixed up the European countries when referring to a military cemetery near Paris where more than 2,200 US soldiers who fought in World War I are buried.

Biden said that former US President Donald Trump had called America's war dead "losers" and "suckers" - an allegation Trump denies - when he canceled a visit to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in 2018. At the time, Trump's team blamed the decision to skip the visit on bad weather conditions.

Recalling the incident on Saturday, Biden said Trump had refused to visit the soldiers who had "given their lives in a cemetery in Italy." His remarks were later corrected with strikethroughs and brackets on the official White House transcript.
"He had called the veterans who had given their lives in a cemetery in Italy [France] — he wouldn't go to the cemetery, and — because he said they're a bunch of "suckers" and "losers," Biden said. "Well, our son was one of those people — not in Italy [France] but in Iraq — and he died."
The mix-up was even more surprising, given Biden himself visited the same cemetery only last month in an apparent rebuke to Trump.

Comment: The Dems should know to never 'reveal' before 'the fix' is in. Then again...some things can't be 'fixed'.


Explosion

Nine Ukrainian jets destroyed in one day

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© Nicolas Economou / NurPhoto via Getty ImagesFILE PHOTO: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force.
The Russian military has destroyed nine fighter jets operated by the Ukrainian Air Force in the past 24 hours, the defense ministry reported during a regular briefing on Tuesday.

It had earlier released footage showing an airstrike on Ukraine's Mirgorod airfield in Poltava Region. A total of seven Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets were destroyed or damaged in the Iskander-M missile strike, the ministry said.

A later update reported that another Su-27 and a MiG-29 had been shot down by Russian air defenses. They also intercepted six British-supplied Storm Shadow cruise missiles, a French-made AASM Hammer glide bomb, a HIMARS rocket and 81 unmanned aircraft, including a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone, the report said.

Forbes military observer David Axe has called the Mirgorod strike "one of the costliest single days for the battered Ukrainian air arm" since the start of the hostilities in February 2022. He recounted several successful Russian strikes on Ukrainian airfields in recent months.

Light Sabers

Democrats ready to speed up Biden nomination - Bloomberg

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© Andrew Harnik / Getty Images
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) could formally nominate Joe Biden as its presidential candidate as early as July 21, aiming to put an end to speculation of a possible replacement in the wake of the incumbent's lackluster performance in a recent TV debate with Republican rival Donald Trump.

The Democrats had already planned to nominate Biden before their August convention, but the proposed "fortuitous" timing will allow the party to "stamp out intra-party chatter of replacing him" and to "further coalesce around their nominee even as insiders call for him to step aside for a new candidate after his rocky June 27 debate performance," Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The DNC is set to hold several committee meetings between July 16-21 to finalize the rules and procedures for a virtual vote. Speaking to Fox News, two Democratic sources also confirmed July 21 as the potential date, which would be just three days after Trump is expected to receive his party's nomination.

Comment: Looks like the Democrats are rallying behind Biden after his family convinced him to stay the course for re-election. We'll see how long it takes the media to change gears and toe the line. See also:


Pirates

BBC presenter David Aaronovitch calls for Trump to be assassinated

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BBC journalist David Aaronovitch displays his 'democratic' values.
The comment came after the Republican presidential frontrunner was granted immunity by a US Supreme Court ruling

BBC presenter David Aaronovitch has called for the "murder" of former US President Donald Trump in a post on X (formerly Twitter). Aaronovitch later deleted his message following a backlash, claiming it had been "satire."

Aaronovitch, the voice behind the British state broadcaster's Radio 4 program 'The Briefing Room', tweeted on Monday: "If I was Biden I'd hurry up and have Trump murdered on the basis that he is a threat to America's security."

The post was accompanied by the hashtag #SCOTUS, indicating that the comment had been triggered by Monday's confirmation from the US Supreme Court that former presidents have "absolute immunity" from prosecution for their official actions.

Aaronovitch was forced delete the post after an online backlash, and claimed in a follow-up message that he had been accused of inciting violence by "a far right pile." The presenter insisted his tweet was "plainly a satire."


Comment: So after the backlash he tweets that it was satire, yet his venom was obvious for all to see.


Comment: The Western media displays their disdain for democracy and the common people the same way as their masters who masquerade as proponents of the freedom and democracy. Yet as is becoming more and more evident for all to see, this mask of sanity is slipping and their true anti-human and psychopathic face is showing.


V

Why the French chose the 'radical far right' over Macron's establishment

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© Ludovic MARIN / AFPFrance's President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press at the end of the European Council Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2024.
The overconfident president got what was coming when his party suffered a massive defeat in the first round of the national election.

French President Emmanuel Macron figured that he would toss a grenade at the anti-establishment right that beat his team in the European parliamentary elections last month, as Le Monde reported. He apparently figured that even though French voters favored Marine Le Pen's National Rally party to keep Brussels' Eurocrats in check, surely they would still find the so-called "far-right" too scary up-close in a national election.

So Macron triggered what might go down as one of the dumbest unforced errors in political history.

Even though an Ipsos survey taken in May indicated that 39% of the French viewed their vote at the EU level solely through the prism of a burning desire to spank Macron, he dissolved parliament and dared them to do it again. Maybe he just really likes spankings? Or else this is one guy who should probably steer clear of the betting tables in Las Vegas. Because the French just grabbed a hold of his grenade with both hands and used it to blow his beret right off his toupee.

Team Macron didn't even come in second this time, in the first of two rounds of voting. It came in third, with a projected 20%, behind both anti-establishment parties. The big winner, yet again, was Le Pen's anti-establishment right National Rally party with about 33%, and the anti-establishment left New Popular Front coalition placed second at an estimated 28%.

Not only did the much vilified "far-right" anti-establishment just win this round of voting, but there's now even talk of them potentially securing between 260 to 310 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly — which could meet the 289 seats required for a majority government, according to an Elabe polling analysis.

Comment: See also:


Bad Guys

Policies for 'nonbinary service members,' critical race theory are Pentagon 'priority,' senior defense official claims

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© REUTERSDeputy Secretary of Defense Kathleene Hicks discussed the need to create a cultural change in the military at multiple Pride events
The Pentagon's second-highest-ranking official outlined a commitment to policies focused on "nonbinary service members" and critical race theory training at a Pride event earlier this month.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleene Hicks discussed the need to create a cultural change in the military at multiple Pride events, including most recently on June 5.

During a DoD Pride event for the Association of LGBTQI+ Service Members in June, Hicks discussed the Pentagon's LGBTQ priorities vis-à-vis military "readiness," a term which refers to the ability to deter potential adversaries, defend national interests and ensure that armed forces can meet their missions.

"We've heard concerns about ... policies focused on the needs of nonbinary service members. Please know our commitment is resolute, just as it has been over the past three-and-a-half years, to continue our progress in full alignment with our focus on readiness and our focus on the well-being of our people, on which our readiness depends," she said.

NPC

Biden admin official pressured medical experts to nix age limit guidelines for transgender surgery: court doc

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© APAdm. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, pressured an international group of medical experts to do away with age limit guidelines for transgender procedures
A top Biden administration health official successfully pressured an international group of medical experts to do away with age limit guidelines for transgender procedures, including gender-changing surgery, for minors, an unsealed court document shows.

Adm. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, feared that the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's late 2021 draft guidelines would make it difficult for American transgender youth to obtain access to the procedures, according to email excerpts between WPATH members included in an Alabama court filing.

WPATH guidance recommended age minimums of 14 for hormone treatment, 15 for mastectomies, 16 for breast augmentation and 17 for genital surgeries.

Gavel

Supreme Court upholds 'absolute immunity' for presidents in Trump case

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© Steven Hirsch/Getty Images
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Donald Trump's favor in the presidential immunity case, complicating at least two prosecutions against the 45th president.

"Under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of presidential power entitles a former president to absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the high court's majority opinion. "And he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts. There is no immunity for unofficial acts."

The ruling, issued Monday, involves the federal prosecution of Trump for challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, but it also could affect a case in Fulton County, Georgia, in which Trump faces charges of conspiracy to overturn the results of the race in the state.

The ruling complicates special counsel Jack Smith's prosecution of Trump centered on the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, as well as the Fulton County case against Trump for challenging the election outcome in Georgia.