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Haley's backers spent millions on her bid in her home state. The war harpy still lost by 20 points

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© Scott Olson/Getty ImagesRepublican presidential candidate Nikki Haley holds a town hall meeting in Nevada, Iowa, on March 9, 2023.
Political action committees and advocacy groups supporting Nikki Haley's presidential bid spent millions in her home state of South Carolina, only for Haley to lose by 20 points in the state's Saturday primary.

Groups including the pro-Haley SFA Fund, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Action and the liberal dark money-funded Defending Democracy Together collectively pumped over $8 million into supporting Haley in South Carolina between March 2023 and the February primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. Meanwhile, Donald Trump's backers only spent roughly $370,000 boosting the former president in South Carolina this election cycle.

Despite outside groups spending significantly more on Haley than Trump, the former South Carolina governor lost her home state by 20.3 points with more than 95% of votes counted, The New York Times reported.

Comment: Even the relatively bottomless pockets of the Koch brothers have had it. Politico reports:
In an email to staff obtained by POLITICO, Americans For Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel said Sunday that the group's political arm, AFP Action, had to "take stock" of its spending priorities after Haley's loss in the South Carolina primary. The Koch-aligned group, Seidel said, will now focus its efforts on competitive Senate and House races.

"She has made it clear that she will continue to fight and we wholeheartedly support her in this effort," Seidel wrote of Haley. "But given the challenges in the primary states ahead, we don't believe any outside group can make a material difference to widen her path to victory."

AFP Action's decision is the latest blow to Haley's longshot presidential bid, which has sustained losses in four early nominating states and the Virgin Islands, including on Saturday, when former President Donald Trump beat Haley in her home state by 20 points. Haley declared she will continue on in her primary fight, but has only committed to running through Super Tuesday on March 5.

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While the decision by AFP to stop spending represents a blow to her campaign, Haley is still raising strong amounts of cash on her own. That, in turn, has allowed her to sustain her bid despite its string of losses.

Olivia Perez-Cubas, a spokesperson for Haley, thanked AFP for its support and said the campaign has "plenty of fuel to keep going" and a "country to save." Perez-Cubas on Sunday afternoon said Haley had raised more than $1 million online in the last 24 hours.

"AFP is a great organization and ally in the fight for freedom and conservative government," Perez-Cubas said. "We thank them for their tremendous help in this race."

A spokesperson for AFP Action declined to say how much the organization spent boosting Haley's campaign. In addition to television, digital and mail ads, AFP Action deployed hundreds of field workers on the ground to knock doors in the early states.

Seidel said the group "stands firm behind our endorsement for Nikki Haley," describing her as "a special leader with conviction, resolve, and steel in her spine to jump into a tough race with a narrow path."

Even prior to pulling the plug on Haley, AFP Action had started to boost its endorsed Senate candidates, including launching an ad buy last week in Montana and running digital advertisements in Nevada and Pennsylvania. The group also endorsed in the Wisconsin Senate race and plans to back candidates in the Ohio and Michigan races, too, Seidel said. She said this year's Senate races were always AFP's "top priority."



Bad Guys

Israel now bombing eastern Lebanon, follows Hezbollah downing $2m drone

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© XSmoke rising over the area following an Israeli attack on the Baalbek-Hermel governorate. 26 February, 2024. This was the first Israeli attack near the eastern city of Baalbek since the war began in October.
Israeli warplanes attacked eastern Lebanon on 26 February for the first time since the Lebanese resistance began its operations in October.

An airstrike hit the town of Haouch Tal Safiya, west of the ancient city of Baalbek, in the Baalbek-Hermel governorate. Video footage shows heavy clouds of smoke rising from the area.

Hezbollah brought down a large Israeli Hermes drone over south Lebanon with a surface-to-air missile on 26 February, the resistance group announced via its media page, marking its second operation of the day.

Comment: See also: The following interview by Garland Nixon provides insight into how the empire is being thwarted by those in Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon.

Although it seems that if the establishment can't win outright that they are willing to settle for perpetual conflict:




Putin

Putin jokes Biden should've thanked him for endorsement over Trump after 'SOB' comment

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© Sputnik/Sergei Bobylev/Pool via REUTERSRussian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Kazan, Russia. (
Russian President Vladimir Putin responded with a joke when asked by the press for reaction to recent jabs from President Biden.

The U.S. president made national headlines this week when he called Putin a "crazy SOB" during a speech about climate change at a fundraising dinner in California.

"This is the last existential threat, it is climate. We have a crazy SOB that guy, Putin others. And we always have to be worried about a nuclear conflict," Biden said. "But the existential threat to humanity is climate."

Comment: Putin, ever the gentleman.


Bullseye

'The dollar will fall, and Western civilization with it' - El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele

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© Alex Peña/Getty ImagesFILE: The US dollar is backed by nothing and its fall will drag down the rest of the world, El Salvador's Nayib Bukele has declared
The US economy is on the "farce" of printing unlimited amounts of money, and Western civilization will collapse when that bubble "inevitably bursts," Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele warned American conservatives on Thursday.

Fresh from winning a second term in office with 84% of the vote, Bukele arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland to a hero's welcome. Hailed by American right-wingers for his adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and his iron-fisted crackdown on gang crime, Bukele closed his speech with a call for massive structural changes to the US economy.

Conservatives, he said, "always tell me that the problem is high taxes, but they are wrong."

Comment: And this is at least part of the reason why the West is eagerly fomenting conflicts against Russia, the Middle East, and China:


Hiliter

Kremlin responds to CIA 'revelations'

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© Natalya Seliverstova; RIA Novosti
It's no secret that the US is training people in Ukraine for subversive work against Russia, Dmitry Peskov has said.

The US has long been working in Ukraine to prepare operatives for subversive work against Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. His comments came after the New York Times claimed the CIA has been actively involved in Ukraine since the 2014 Maidan coup.

"The work of so-called American advisers, most of whom departmentally belonged to the CIA, is well known," Peskov told TASS when asked to comment on the NYT article published on Sunday.

Comment: Considering anyone with two firing neurons already knew about this (if not the actual details), one has to wonder what the driver is behind this 'revelation'. If anything, it simply reinforces Russia's justification for actions against Ukraine, which clearly represents an actual threat. So what are the spooks up to, here?

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Dollar

President Biden's transfer of other people's debts to you

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© John Fredricks/The Epoch TimesPresident Joe Biden speaks in Culver City, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2024.
History demonstrates that attempts to "cure" a problem by exceeding the federal government's constitutional powers generally lead to more and worse problems.

The courts, in the exercise of what is called "equity jurisdiction," have long excused borrowers from obligations incurred through fraud, duress, and other forms of creditor unfairness.

In addition, federal bankruptcy laws (authorized in the Constitution by Article I, Section 8, Clause 4) offer a path to safety for debtors who get in over their heads.

President Joe Biden's "student loan forgiveness" measures qualify as neither. Instead, they are classic examples of what James Madison called an "improper or wicked project."

Comment: Many seem to believe that student debt relief just magically makes the debt disappear and no one is hurt. But at the end of the day, somebody pays.

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USA

Washington's 'credibility at stake' - Polish FM

Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister, at the 60th Munich Security Conference on 18 February 2024, Bavaria, Munich
© Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty ImagesRadoslaw Sikorski, Polish Foreign Minister, at the 60th Munich Security Conference on 18 February 2024, Bavaria, Munich
The US will lose credibility if Congress fails to approve US President Joe Biden's request for additional military funding for Ukraine, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said.

Though the Senate passed a $95 billion bill with aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan earlier this month, opposition from House Republicans stalled the legislation, as they seek to tie their demand for tighter border controls to stem the flow of illegal immigration to renewed aid for Ukraine.

Comment:

1) When Sikorski says "the credibility of your country that is at stake." one is reminded of some passages in The Next Decade by George Friedman, published in 2011-2012. About Poland he speculates:
"As we will see, the U.S. approach will include cultivating a new relationship with Poland, the geographic monkey wrench that can be thrown into the gears of a German-Russian entente."

"Poland's hypersensitivity to betrayal will cause it to prefer accommodation with hostile powers to alignment with an unreliable partner. For this reason, the president must avoid appearing tentative or hesitant in his approach. This means making a strategic decision that is in some ways unhedged — always an uncomfortable stand, because good presidents always look to keep their options open. But insisting on too much maneuvering room might close the Polish option immediately."

"If Poland believes that it is a bargaining chip, it will become unreliable, and thus in the course of the next decade the United States might get away with betraying Poland only once. Such a move could be contemplated only if it provided some overwhelming advantage, and it is difficult to see what that advantage could be, given that maintaining a powerful wedge between Germany and Russia is of overwhelming interest to the United States."
We have now long past the ten years of George Friedman, and the US influence in Poland has been substantial, with no "betrayal" of the value of Poland to the US so far, but in the context of the above "speculations", one can take the statements from Sikorsky as a voice of concern.

2) Sikorsky's immediate thought about the Nordstream sabotage:
Ex-Polish FM deletes tweet implying US sabotaged gas pipeline (Sikorsky in 2022)
Radek Sikorski, pipeline tweet, Nordstream
The above was hard to forget and has since been brought up in other articles:
NATO-US prime suspects in Nordstream gas leaks
Russia tells EU to treat US as pipeline sabotage suspect
The diplomat said Poland's former foreign minister has already identified the US as the party behind the apparent sabotage. Radoslaw Sikorski is well connected to Washington elites through his employment at various think tanks.
Moscow ambassador to the UN: Destruction of Nord Stream pipelines must be addressed to avoid 'chaos' on the high seas (Feb 2023)

3) Radoslaw Sikorski in the news 2011-2023
Germany Told to Act to Save Europe (Nov 2011)
Germany is the only country in Europe that can act to save the eurozone and the wider European Union from "a crisis of apocalyptic proportions", the Polish foreign minister warned on Monday in a passionate call for more drastic action to prevent the collapse of the European monetary union.
Is Poland's Premier Leading his Country into a New Slavery? (Dec 2011)
All the more bizarre then, is the determination of prime minister Tusk to throw his Country right into the centre of the black hole and to thereby surrender Poland's hard won independence to a bunch of unelected technocrats who are the puppet masters of the European Commission and its various agencies.

He has now been joined by the foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who seems particularly keen on supporting German leadership of radical reforms to the euro zone
U.S. NGO uncovered in Ukraine protests (Feb 2014)
The EU association agreement with Ukraine is widely resisted by many EU member states with deep economic problems of their own. The two EU figures most pushing it - Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski - are both well known in the EU as close to Washington.

The US is strongly pushing the Ukraine EU integration just as it had been behind the 2004 failed "Orange Revolution" to split Ukraine from Russia in a bid to isolate and weaken Russia. Now Ukrainians have found evidence of direct involvement of the Belgrade US-financed training group, CANVAS behind the carefully-orchestrated Kiev protests.

A copy of the pamphlet that was given out to opposition protestors in Kiev has been obtained. It is a word-for-word and picture-for-picture translation of the pamphlet used by US-financed Canvas organizers in the 2011 Cairo Tahrir Square protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak and opened the door to the US-backed Muslim Brotherhood.[1]
Polish minister warned Ukrainian protest leader: Back deal or die (Feb 2014)
Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was at the centre of negotiations between the Ukrainian government and opposition leaders.

Earlier in the day, the diplomat was overheard telling a Ukrainian opposition leader: "If you don't support this [deal] you'll have martial law, you'll have the army. You will all be dead."

He later told ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates that martial law in Ukraine was a "real possibility" and interior troops were being "readied" up until an agreement was signed.

The foreign minister told ITV News: "Well, as you can see it's almost miraculous. Within minutes of the agreement being signed the riot police are leaving."

The EU-brokered deal concluded that Ukraine will hold an early presidential election and will return to its 2004 constitution with reduced powers for President Yanukovich.
Ukraine president's signs EU-brokered agreement with anti-semitic, anti-gay, far-right opposition to end crisis - But can such characters be trusted? (Feb 2014)
The breakthrough agreement was witnessed by EU foreign ministers who brokered the deal, including Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as well as Director at the Continental Europe Department of the French Foreign Ministry, Eric Fournier.
Poland trained Kiev fascists two months in advance of U.S. coup d'état (Apr 2014)
According to this source, in September 2013, Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski invited 86 members of the Right Sector (Sector Pravy), allegedly in the context of a university exchange program. In reality, the guests were not students, and many were over 40. Contrary to their official schedule, they did not go to the Warsaw University of Technology, but headed instead for the police training center in Legionowo, an hour's drive from the capital. There, they received four weeks of intensive training in crowd management, person recognition, combat tactics, command skills, behavior in crisis situations, protection against gases used by police, erecting barricades, and especially shooting, including the handling of sniper rifles.

Such training took place in September 2013, while the Maidan Square protests were allegedly triggered by a decree suspending preparations for the signing of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, which was issued by Prime Minister Mykola Azarov on November 21, i.e. two months later.

The Polish weekly refers to photographs attesting to the training, which show the Ukrainians in Nazi uniforms alongside their Polish instructors in civilian clothing.
Poland is a 'Slave Prostitute' to the USA according to Polish Foreign Minister (Jun 2014)
According to Wprost, Sikorski is skeptical about the reliance of Poland, one of the staunchest allies of Washington in Eastern Europe, on American protection.

"The Polish-American alliance is not worth anything. It's even damaging, because it creates a false sense of security in Poland," Sikorski allegedly said.

"Complete bullshit," the tape purportedly records Sikorski as saying. "We will get a conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we're going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers."


Sikorski further blamed the nature of relations between Warsaw and Washington on the Polish mentality.

"The problem in Poland is that we have a very shallow pride and low self-esteem," he allegedly said, decrying such a mindset as "Murzyńskość", a racially-charged derogative term that could be translated as "thinking like a negro." Sikorski suggested on Twitter the translation should be "negritude," linking it to the anti-colonialism movement in Europe.
Reality dawning! Polish foreign minister Sikorski: "Our alliance with America isn't worth anything, in fact it's harmful" (Jun 2014)
Who's backwards here? Poland bans cultural exchange; Russia strengthens it (Aug 2014)
The decision to hold the Russian-Polish Year of Culture in 2015 was taken last year by the countries' foreign ministers, Radoslaw Sikorski and Sergey Lavrov as a part of a mutual initiative called the 2020 Program of Russian-Polish relations.

In late July this year the Polish government announced that it was cancelling all festival events. Warsaw authorities said it was because of the current crisis in Ukraine.
Russia has 'anti-venom' for Western lies - full disclosure (Oct 2014)
An arguably more scandalous incident was sparked by former Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, who told Politico magazine that he overheard Putin suggesting to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in 2008 that Ukraine be divided between the two nations. The official backpedalled on the accusations after a backlash both from Russia and at home, admitting that he never heard Putin actually voicing the Hitleresque plan. He also admitted that Putin and Tusk didn't actually meet at the time the conversation was supposed to have taken place.

Moscow suspects that both incidents may be part of a slander campaign against Russia.
One year on from the 'EuroMaidan Revolution': What next for Ukraine? (Feb 2015)
Today is the first anniversary of the deal made between Yanukovich and the "opposition" and guaranteed by foreign ministers Radosław Sikorski of Poland, Laurent Fabius of France and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany. As we all know, the deal resulted in a withdrawal of the security forces from the Kiev city center immediately followed by an armed insurrection which overthrew the government. Predictably, Poland, France and Germany did not object.
NATO is creating a military Schengen zone in Europe (Jun 2016)
There is only one stumbling block in the way of NATO's "triumphant march": travel restrictions on the movement of US-NATO troops and equipment in Europe. "We need a Schengen area for American tanks," former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski said back in October 2015.
Radoslaw Sikorsk, ex-Polish FM names two major Ukrainian problems (Jan 2023)
In an interview with the magazine Krytyka Polityczna on Friday, Sikorski, who has represented Poland in the EU Parliament since 2019, stated that Ukrainian elites "were simply wasting their time." In his view, they were "hiding their corruption and delusions of grandeur behind a story" that they were playing some big game with the US, Russia, Europe, and China.

The MEP recalled that after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Ukraine had a huge edge over many other ex-Soviet republics and members of the former Eastern bloc. In particular, he said the country had "nuclear plants, an aviation industry, no debt and the most fertile land in the world."

However, even before Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine last year, the country "had a GDP four times smaller than Poland," the former minister pointed out, adding that Ukrainians "are now paying dearly for this maneuvering" by the elites.
4) Sikorsky and democracy?
Stop destroying democracy! Anti-government protests across Poland draw thousands (Dec 2015)
The rally was organized by the Committee for the Defense of Democracy movement (KOD) via social networks and was supported by all major opposition parties with some politicians, including a former Polish foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski,who attended the demonstration. Many activists from Poland's Solidarity movement, which opposed the country's Soviet regime in the 1980s also joined the protest.

"We have our freedoms and we will fight in order to protect them," the founder of the KOD movement, Mateusz Kijowski, said as quoted by Germany's Tagesspiegel newspaper.
As a comment to the above, Sikorsky is now back in government:
Poland and the Demon in Democracy Liberal authoritarianism's tusks have been bared across the West

5) Radosław Sikorski is married to Anne Applebaum, another influencer, but is it also a clue to understanding what is going on?


Black Magic

CIA has built vast anti-Russian spy network in Ukraine over the last 10 years - NYT

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The US intelligence agency has aided Kiev in setting 12 secret bases along the border, the paper has reported.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has turned Ukraine into one of its major assets in spying on Russia over a decade that has passed since the 2014 Maidan coup, the New York Times revealed in its piece on Sunday.

The US specialists funded and organized a network of secret bases on the territory of the former Soviet state and made Kiev a part of a "secret coalition" against Moscow, the paper said, citing a host of current and former officials in the US, Ukraine and Europe.

Ukraine currently hosts at least 12 secret spy bases located near the Russian border that gather all sorts of information on Russia as well as coordinate drone strikes and a network of agents supposedly operating inside Russia.

The NYT journalists were able to visit one such forward operating base located in an underground bunker. The reporters said that the place was used to eavesdrop on Russian military communications and oversee drone strikes on Russian territory. The base was funded and equipped by the CIA, NYT said, citing a senior Ukrainian intelligence official, General Sergey Dvoretsky.


Comment: This again just proves that the war against Russia started not in 2022 but with the coup in 2014. Russia was indeed justified to act against this security thread which had developed on its borders.


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Bad Guys

France's Draft Law: Citizens who speak out against the Covid-19 vaccine. "3 Years Prison and €45,000 Fine"?


Comment: If not already, new laws are possibly coming to a country, province or state near you. In France, it is already on the table.


Oops: "Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine Says the Truth

Click here to view video of National Assembly, February 14, 2024

Video Nation Assembly, February 14, 2024
Introduction

On February 14, 2024, France's Assemblée Nationale adopted a controversial draft law "to strengthen the fight against "sectarian drift" (in French dérive sectaire).
Senate by the Minister of the Interior

Attention

Israel's self-signed death warrant

Two State Solution
© truthnewsnet.org
Mr. Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution was not just his alone. Rather, it represents a consensus of Israel's political establishment. Moreover, it was reached from a position of self-perceived strength.

The problem is that Israel has passed its peak. This is due to strategic failures.

For one, it assumed that technology and overwhelming firepower would always insure a rapid victory. It does, when facing an opponent operating with a unified command structure. However, when facing an opponent consisting of many small, independent, units that operate in cooperation with one another but which rely on network decision-making, personal responsibility, flexible response, and mobility, then the bigger the aggressor with a unified command structure like Israel's is, the more subject it is to small scale defeats. No single defeat is overwhelming, but, cumulatively, they represent disaster.

Another strategic failure was one of social cohesiveness. The Judaic population of Israel are immigrant peoples coming from around the globe and are fragmented accordingly. As a result, it is a politically fractured and corrupt nation. Economically, Israel became a success story, but this was because of continuous injections of American and German foreign aid and not a fully indigenous achievement. The aid created comfort, but money does not, by itself, create cohesiveness.

The Palestinian community, on the other hand, are indigenous and living, to a large degree, as multi-generational refugees in the ghettos permitted for them to live in as open air prisons by the Israeli political entity. Whether Islam or Eastern Orthodox Christianity, they found refuge in religion and in each other. Social cohesiveness is incomparably higher.