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Kremlin: EU will lose more than Russia if it confiscates assets

Valentina Matvienko
© SputnikChairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko.
Russian lawmakers are ready to introduce a bill on retaliatory measures, the country's top senator says

Moscow has drafted a package of retaliatory measures in the event that Western countries seize Russian sovereign assets that have been frozen over the Ukraine conflict, senior senator Valentina Matvienko warned on Tuesday.

In an interview with Russian journalist Dmitry Kiselyov, the chairwoman of the Federation Council said that the EU's potential move to confiscate Russian assets would be "unprecedented," adding that it "would destroy the global economy."

"Of course, it would be absolutely illegal, and everyone in Europe understands that they can't do that," the official stated.

Comment: One needs no further proof of the batsh*t-crazy nature of the EU's leaders than this. Their short-sighted greed could/will bring down the West's whole financial edifice. Anyone with money to invest will be thinking "If they can do it to Russia and Russians, they can do it to me" and look for other opportunities. Like the BRICS countries.


Straight talk: All Ukrainian presidents are thieves - Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
© Sputnik / Ilya PitalevBelarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
A once "prosperous" country has been ruined by its leaders and "oligarchs," the Belarusian president has claimed

Ukraine has devolved into a Western-style oligarchy where all of its leaders are only interested in "plundering" the country and getting rich, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed.

The president made the remarks on Wednesday during an address to the All-Belarusian People's Assembly, a gathering of high-profile officials and public figures. Lukashenko fired a broadside at the neighboring country, accusing its presidents and "oligarchs" of stealing Ukraine's riches.

The process began immediately after Ukraine became an independent state following the collapse of the Soviet Union and has worsened over time, Lukashenko argued.

Comment: Lukashenko isn't wrong. Ukraine is just following the example of its Western masters. And just where have the billions poured into Ukraine since 2014 gone?


Elon Musk blasts Australia's 'censorship' after court orders X to take down terror attack video

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© Associated PressX owner Elon Musk lashed out at Australia for attempting to "censor" content.
Elon Musk slammed Australia's prime minister on Tuesday after a court ordered his social media company X to remove footage of a terror attack against a Sydney cleric — arguing the decision could effectively allow one country to control "the entire internet."

Musk has come under fire from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and government officials for not deleting the video showing a teenager stab a priest and two others last week.

X had geo-blocked the footage from its Australian users but did not delete the clip from its servers. Australia's e-Safety Commissioner argued the content should be taken down since it showed explicit violence.

"Does the PM think he should have jurisdiction over all of Earth?" Musk wrote on X.


Bad Guys

Biden signs $95bn aid bill to be sent 'right away' - for wars in Ukraine, Israel, and provocations in Taiwan

ukraine military graveyeard
© Larysa Ros/Dreamstime.comFILE: Military cemetery in Ukraine. Dnipro, Ukraine, 07.05.2022
US President Joe Biden has signed a $95bn (£76bn) package of aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

"It's going to make America safer, it's going to make the world safer," he said after signing the bill into law.

The president said the US would "right away" send fresh weapons and equipment to Ukraine to help Kyiv fend off Russian advances.

Comment: The West has depleted much of its weapon stocks, so much of the money is to go to US weapons manufacturers to actually make the weapons, first.

He spoke a day after the US Senate approved the aid package following months of congressional gridlock.

Comment: Meanwhile the looting continues in earnest in the UK, too:

Mr. Potato

The granny argument: Russian warfare threatening British grannies - ex-UK defense chief

"You really do care about granny, don't you?"
Moscow 'condones' online scams that target the UK's elderly, Ben Wallace has claimed

The UK is facing certain forms of "unconventional warfare" waged by its enemies, potentially including Moscow-backed online scams that target the elderly, former British Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace has claimed.

The Conservative MP, who resigned from the cabinet last August, told Sky News on Wednesday that the world today reminded him of the interwar periods during the last century.

The situation, Wallace explained, is similar to "the 1930s, but with an added challenge of terrorism and a challenge of unconventional warfare." As examples of the latter, he cited "disinformation campaigns, the enemies in this country using cyber to divide us, to rob from us, to spy on us, and to create frictions in our society."

When asked by host Kay Burley which nation posed the biggest threat to the UK, Wallace said it was Russia.

Comment: It is a little rich to blame Russia for frictions in the society in the UK, considering how the UK elite have been at the forefront in destroying that society.

Comment: When all else fails, pull out the granny argument, just like under Covid where under the excuse of wanting to save granny, the most draconian laws were put in place. As it has since transpired many of those 'grannies' died due to lack of the proper care and then the jabs which followed. The cost of the draconian laws only meant worse old age care with the NHS suffering even more cuts.

So Wallace who has found his life purpose to be pushing for war with Russia is just blowing more smoke while pushing the narrative of putting the UK on a war economy. A situation which will only make life and care of the elderly even more problematic.


Ukraine freezes all consular services for military-aged men abroad

ukraine conscripts
© dyvys.inUkraine conscripts
Those eligible to serve will now have to return home to procure documents or update their passports

Ukrainian consulates are set to "temporarily suspend" all services to men between the ages of 18 and 60, who will only be able to procure documents by returning home, Ukraine's Minister for Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

The measure is set to be enacted on Tuesday and remain in place until the foreign ministry receives guidelines on the controversial mobilization law that was signed by President Vladimir Zelensky last week.

The new legislation, which had been deliberated for weeks by the country's parliament before being adopted, is set to take effect in May.


Six minutes of Time magazine: The deadliest propagandists on Earth

Time Trash
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It's a six-minute read, or so Six Minutes of Time Magazine: The Deadliest Propagandists on Earth. Before I dove in, my first question was, "Who wrote this?" I guess you already suspect some would-be propaganda expert. And Peter Pomerantsev is the spurt in question. Now, if I may, allow me to poke holes like the Swiss in this cheesy bit of Putin-phobia.

Before I launch into this Time Magazine horse manure, it's significant to note that Pomerantsev hatched his genius Putin hate piece with a catchy story about traveling to Kyiv from Poland. Please, let's face it: anybody traveling from Poland to Ukraine's capital is never going to be carrying any good news about Russia. Let's address the author's (or Time's ownership's) the biggest question. Do Russians believe the news in Russia? I am told by most Russians I know that, like any other media market in the world, a lot depends on who you are reading, watching, or listening to. That said, the best way to shred Time Magazine's propaganda is to examine what Western elites say Putin lies about. A few examples will suffice.


US lawmaker demands 'proof' of CIA's Russia scare

© Celal Gunes/Anadol/Getty ImagesUS Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to reporters on Saturday in Washington after House lawmakers passed a Ukraine aid bill.
If there is evidence that Moscow plans a march across Europe, Americans deserve to see it, congresswoman says...

US intelligence agencies should provide proof of the Russian expansionism they claim justifies a new $61 billion war chest for Ukraine, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) has insisted. The "proxy war" they are funding will inevitably end in defeat for Kiev, she claimed.

Speaking on Monday in an interview with former White House aide Steve Bannon, Greene pushed back against claims that Russian forces will take Poland and continue "marching across Europe" if they are allowed to defeat Ukraine.

She noted that US House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) only agreed to the $61 billion Ukraine aid bill, which was approved on Saturday, after hearing intelligence briefings hyping the Russian threat.

Greene said:
"If the American people are going to have to pay for it, then show us this proof that was shown to Mike Johnson in the SCIF [sensitive compartment information facility]. Why is this classified information? If this is a real threat to all of Europe, if this is a threat to America and our national security, then roll out the presentation."

Comment: MTG is one of the few to raise her awareness, take a stand and unabashed, state the case.


The bad faith olympics

© unknownUS Congress waves Ukraine flags
"This is the weirdest era in human history. By far. Nothing else even comes close. Billionaires trying to kill everyone. Civil society unable to form a coherent thought. Institutions lie in smoldering ruins. Poisons handed out like candy. We are Neanderthals with iPhones."
— Dr. Toby Rogers
Did it warm your heart to see all those blue and yellow Ukrainian flags waved by our elected officials in Congress Saturday night with the passage of the $60-plus-billion aid bill to the Palookaville of Europe? You realize, don't you, that the tiny fraction of that hypothetical "money"from our country's empty treasurythat ever reaches Ukraine will rebound on the instant into Mr. Zelensky's Cayman Islands bank account. The rest of the dough enters the recursive shell-game between US weapons-makers and the very hometown folks in Congress waving those blue and yellow flags, who will receive great greasy gobs of fresh "campaign donations" from the grateful bomb and missile producers. No wonder they're cheering.

What the $60-plus-billion won't do is provide any fresh arms and equipment to Ukraine's sad-sack army soon enough to prevent Russia from bringing this cruel, stupid, and unnecessary war, which we started, to a close. Yes, we started it, not Russia, in 2014 with our Intel blob overthrowing elected President Viktor Yanukovych in the so-called "Maidan Revolution of Dignity" (what Wikipedia calls it). And for what reason? To jam Ukraine into NATO as a prelude to "weakening" Russia sufficient to bust it up and gain control over Russian oil, ores, and grain.


The 2024 Olympics in Paris, echoes of Berlin 1936

1936 Berlin Olympics
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Berlin, Germany, in 1936, hosted the Olympic Games fraught with international tensions. The Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler had seized power in 1933. Berlin won the bid to host the games at the 29th International Olympic Committee Session on April 26, 1931.

It was the first time that the quadrennial sporting event was to be televised, with radio broadcasts reaching 41 countries. Germany wanted to show the world that it was a modern, prosperous, and democratic country. For the occasion, the anti-Semitic slogans were removed, which not only concerned Jews but also Gypsies (Romani), the Slavic people, Africans and Asians.

Comparisons can be readily made with the international tensions and vested political ambitions of the 2024 Olympics to be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11. French President Emmanuel Macron has personally sought to make the event a showcase for presumed national prowess. The political orchestration and propaganda efforts are similar to the Berlin games of 1936.

Eighty-eight years ago, German Jewish athletes were barred or prevented from taking part. Lithuania was expelled from the Olympic Games due to Berlin's position regarding Lithuanian anti-Nazi policy, particularly because of the Trial of Neumann and Sass in Klaipėda, Lithuania, in 1934-1935. How ironic that Lithuania was not allowed to participate at the time when now this small Baltic country has become one of the most fascist nations in Europe and rabidly Russophobic. For the Paris Olympics 2024, Russia and Belarus are de facto banned from participating, sanctioned so to speak, as the new enemy of Europe, or perhaps still the old enemy. Nothing seems to have changed since 1936.

France has now stepped into the role of the National Socialist regime led by Adolf Hitler. To fully appreciate the French leadership now in 2024 would require analyzing their predominant mass media and the mentality of their politicians and elites. For example, Sébastien Chenu, a French politician who is a member of the National Assembly, and openly gay, praised France's nuclear weapons for bringing independence and for France being a nuclear superpower, outside of NATO. Or Vincent Desportes, a French reserve general, goes one step further and proclaims in a television program that Russia fears France the most. France's nuclear capabilities could destroy Russia, he said. Maybe he's suffering from egotistical insecurity known as the Napoleon Complex. France is at the center of discussions about the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games and its political consequences. Of course, Russians and Belarusians are allowed to participate as "neutral" individuals, but without their flag, and must distance themselves from the special military operation called war in the West.

In other words, they should hardly be Russian or Belarusian present at the games because they should be labeled as neutral, preferably gender neutral of course, following the example of the LGBT sect prevalent in the West.