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The disease cycle turns up April 2022

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There is a serious question if these people pushing vaccines, like Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab, are oblivious to the danger of creating unnecessary vaccines by mandating the world get vaccinated that will force viruses to mutate. Are they deliberately trying to create a massive crisis in health? Bill Gates brags he is vaccinated and boosted. If that is true, then he could end up being one of the first to go. Now Australia is already reporting that there are new variants emerging that infect people and the vaccines have been circumvented. COVID was NEVER a serious disease. The same group of people who died were typically those who die annually from the flu. But this time, Gates may have created the worse pandemic in history that will be one that cannot be stopped.
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Comment: The masterminds have created the cliff. Will we again line up and step off?


Blue Planet

Crisis in Transnistria: Will the Ukraine conflict spread into other parts of Europe?

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Russian peacekeepers' checkpoint in the city of Bendery, Moldova
While the world's eyes are on Ukraine, Transnistria is facing an explosive situation. De facto self-governing since the Soviet collapse, the small territory, which borders Ukraine, is internationally recognized as part of Moldova.

A series of explosions shook the capital, Tiraspol, at the end of April, and shots have been heard near the border with its war-torn neighbor. Several key military and infrastructure buildings were hit - the Ministry of State Security, a TV and radio center, as well as the largest ammunition warehouse in Eastern Europe. The Transnistria issue has simmered on the fringes of global politics since the original fighting was settled on July 21, 1992, and a ceasefire was signed.

Now, 30 years later, this 'frozen conflict' is challenging European security once again. RT explains who could benefit from an escalation in Transnistria and how developments in the region will be affected by Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.

Explosive situation

The breakaway Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) was one of the first regions to go on high alert after the Russian operation began in February. The majority of its residents take a pro-Moscow stance, and since the beginning of the 1990s, Transnistria has severed ties with Moldova and has relied on the Kremlin's support. Geographically, however, the PMR is close to the southwest of Ukraine, bordering Odessa and Vinnitsa.

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NewsReal: Monkeypox 'Pandemic', Primates in Power, and Global Famine

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As the WEF meets for another 'elite session' in Davos, the US president declares that we should all be 'concerned' about the spread of... monkeypox. The WHO has convened an emergency meeting. Western governments have begun buying up vaccines. Y'all know the drill by now; start needlessly panicking and stocking up on toilet paper!

This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss (briefly) the latest 'current thing' (the monkeypox scare), the 'global famine' the US government is blaming on Russia, British monkey-business, the 'evacuation' of Nazis from Azovstal, Dubya's greatest-ever Bushism, and more signs and symptoms of the West's dizzying decline and decay.


Running Time: 01:49:20

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Dollars

'Fast money equals fast crime': Fraud recovery sleuths share lessons of stolen COVID relief funds

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Fraud recovery experts at the FBI and Secret Service detailed the challenges facing law enforcement in recouping tens of billions of dollars in stolen taxpayer funds since the federal government began disbursing record sums in record time for emergency pandemic relief in March 2020.

"I've never seen anything of this magnitude," said National Pandemic Fraud Recovery Coordinator Roy Dotson, who has 30 years experience in law enforcement, during a discussion on combating fraud organized by the Bethesda Chapter of AFCEA. "It was an online application so pretty simple. You could look up whatever information you wanted or use other people's identification, PII [Personal Identifiable Information], and put that in, and the money just flowed to whatever accounts you wanted it to."

The lesson? "I've learned that fast money equals fast crime," said Dotson.

Comment: See also:


Eye 1

Leaked emails expose UK Home Secretary Priti Patel's connection to MI6-style 'research and influence operation'

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A deeply anti-democratic MI6-linked cabal's apparent influence on Priti Patel raises serious questions about her fitness to rule on Julian Assange's extradition to the US. British Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to imminently decide on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is extradited to the US, where he faces life imprisonment for journalistic activities.

The Grayzone can exclusively reveal that Patel appears to be embroiled in a covert "research and influence operation," directly inspired by MI6 "principles and methods" and guided in part by Richard Dearlove, the foreign spying agency's former chief.

While the Home Secretary may not be fully apprised of the dark forces swirling around her, and the purposes for which she is being exploited, there is incontrovertible evidence that her ministerial agenda and Home Office policies are being directly influenced as a result of her links to the shady group.

Comment: For more on Priti Patel's murky history, see below:


Info

Turkey sets conditions for backing Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference following a NATO summit in Brussels on March 24.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set out his conditions for Sweden and Finland to earn his backing for their NATO membership bids, saying they must abandon financial and political support for "terrorist" groups threatening Turkey's national security.

Erdogan spoke by phone separately on May 21 with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, telling Andersson that Stockholm must stop its "political, financial, and military support" for terrorist groups, according to Erdogan's office.

Longtime NATO member Turkey has been especially critical of Sweden for showing leniency toward the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which Turkey and its Western allies list as a terrorist group, and the followers of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara holds responsible for an attempted coup in 2016.

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Chess

Covid was liberalism's endgame

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Throughout history, there have been crises that could be resolved only by suspending the normal rule of law and constitutional principles. A "state of exception" is declared until the emergency passes — it could be a foreign invasion, an earthquake or a plague. During this period, the legislative function is typically relocated from a parliamentary body to the executive, suspending the basic charter of government, and in particular the separation of powers.

The Italian political theorist Giorgio Agamben points out that, in fact, the "state of exception" has almost become the rule rather than the exception in the Western liberal democracies over the last century. The language of war is invoked to pursue ordinary domestic politics. Over the past 60 years in the United States, we have had the war on poverty, the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war on Covid, the war on disinformation, and the war on domestic extremism.

A variation on this theme is the utility of moral panics ­ — spiritual warfare — for pursuing top-down projects of social transformation, typically by administrative fiat. The principle of equality under the law, which would seem to be indispensable to a liberal society, must make way for a system of privileges for protected classes, corresponding to a moral typology of citizens along the axis of victim and oppressor. Victim dramas serve as a permanent moral emergency, justifying an ever-deeper penetration of society by bureaucratic authority in both the public and private sectors.

Once this pattern of government by emergency snaps into focus, one experiences a Gestalt shift. The self-image of the liberal West — as based on the rule of law and representative government — is in need of revision. Our society's response to Covid brought this anachronism to mass awareness.

Comment: Contextual explanations do not get much better than this.


Light Sabers

Why is a new war coming to Afghanistan?

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Afghanistan, every now and then, is hit by a bomb attack. Most of the recent attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan (terrorist organization, banned in Russia)). Its ability to orchestrate highly sophisticated attacks shows that the group, contrary to the claims the US military officials made during the US occupation of Afghanistan, has not lost its strength at all. But, to the surprise of many, the IS-K, while a potent threat to the Taliban (radical organization, banned in Russia) and the wider region of South and Central Asia, a new armed resistance is emerging against the Taliban, this time led by local Afghans rather than transnational jihadis. Afghanistan's National Resistance Front (NRF) being led by Ahmad Massoud and Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's former vice president, has officially launched an offensive against the Taliban. Scores of other armed groups, too, have announced their formations and declared their intentions, on their Facebook pages and otherwise, to resist the Taliban on their own or in alliance with the NRF.

According to claims made by the NRF's Ali Nazary, head of NRF's foreign relations, a fully-fledged offensive has been launched in the Panjshir valley, in at least three districts. The NRF has a presence across Afghanistan's many provinces. As Ali Nazary told the Associated Press of France in an interview, the NRF will launch operations in all the provinces to drive out what it calls illegal occupants (i.e., the Taliban) of power in Kabul.

Comment: USA is up to its old tricks...theme and variation.


Target

Brussels and Berlin's witch-hunt against ex-German chancellor who defended Germany and the EU against US pressure

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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
Gerhard Schroeder has spent his private-sector career since leaving office in 2005 effectively furthering the cause of European economic strength by developing sources of cheap Russian energy to serve the EU's industrial and consumer needs. If Germany and the bloc still have the ability to say no to Washington without having to worry about the economic repercussions that they could face, Schroeder should be at the top of their thank-you lists for that.

Instead, the European Parliament has now drafted a resolution - non-binding at this stage - urging Brussels
"to extend the list of individuals targeted by EU sanctions to the European members of the boards of major Russian companies and to politicians who continue to receive Russian money."
The resolution does not name any names, but such an extension would mean that Schroeder, as well as several others, could become the target of asset freezes and property confiscations. Such measures are currently being applied to Russian 'oligarchs', who have lost their mansions and yachts on EU territory. Now, the bloc could start taking away property from its own citizens.

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Hillary Clinton approved dissemination of Trump-Russian bank allegations to media, campaign manager testifies

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Robby Mook, Campaign Manager for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and Communications Director Jen Palmieri (L), talk to reporters onboard the campaign plane enroute to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016.
Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton approved the dissemination of materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa Bank to the media, despite campaign officials not being "totally confident" in the legitimacy of the data.

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the data alleging a Trump connection to the Kremlin-linked bank, and found that "there was nothing there."

Mook was called to the stand for testimony by Michael Sussmann's defense Friday.