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'Biggest cancer catastrophe ever' to hit NHS as up to 740,000 potential cases missed

NHS building
© NHS Trust
Up to 740,000 potential cancer cases that should have been urgently referred by GPs have been "missed" since the first lockdown, according to a damning report.

Watchdogs also warned that NHS waiting lists could keep growing until 2025 and even reach double the current six million.

Charities said the report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reflected a "devastating" situation for many patients, with medics warning of "the biggest cancer catastrophe ever to hit the NHS".

MPs said the situation was likely to get worse before it gets better, with millions of patients who should have been referred for care during the pandemic now missing from waiting lists.

Waiting lists could reach 12 million by March 2025

Latest figures show 5.9 million people waiting - around a 10th of the population.

Comment: A calculated secondary punch to the public is precisely what is described above. Scare tactics, neglect and overwhelm have created another tier to the depopulation scenario, in many ways more tragic, as ramifications multiply and devastation to friends and families reach untenable levels for years to come.


Footprints

'Soviet Union' could invade Ukraine, Pentagon chief claims

WWII tanks
© Sputnik/Vladimir Pesnya
Soviet WWII T-34-85 tanks drive through Red Square in Moscow during the military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in World War II.
Despite the Soviet Union having collapsed around three decades ago, the hammer and sickle could soon be flying back over Ukraine, America's top military official appears to have suggested amid claims about a Russian attack.

Speaking on Thursday during a visit to South Korea, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin demanded Moscow pull back its military from its Ukrainian frontier or face the hardest round of sanctions ever imposed.

When asked about which form the embargoes will take, he said that the "best methods" will be used, and that "whatever we do will be done as a part of an international community."

"The best case though is that we won't see an incursion by the Soviet Union into the Ukraine," the high-ranking official said, mistakenly referring to Russia as the former USSR - the collective of 15 republics that ceased to exist in 1991.

Ukraine and Russia were founding members of that country, which was led by Ukrainian politician Leonid Brezhnev for a large part of its existence.

Comment: Smoke and mirrors, combined with bully tactics, enforce a faux perception of US and NATO's importance while keeping international relations off-balance to benefit the MIC.


Footprints

Kamala Harris' chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders set to leave White House

Harris and Sanders
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US VP Kamala Harris and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders
Symone Sanders, a chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, will leave her post at the end of the year, reports said on Wednesday night.

Sanders, 31, had served as a senior adviser on Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign before taking the job at the White House.

A source told CNN:
"Symone has served honorably for three years. The president and vice president are grateful for Symone's service and advocacy for this White House. She is a valued member, a team player, and she will be missed."
Sanders shared the move in a Wednesday night memo to staff, which was obtained by Politico.
"I'm so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been."
It's unclear where Sanders will end up after leaving the administration.
Biden Sanders
© AP/Matt Rourke
Candidate Joe Biden • Senior Advisor Symone Sanders • 2020 election

Blue Planet

Interview 1676 - Whitney Webb Exposes How Green Finance is Monopolizing the Planet

Global Green Finance
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Whitney Webb returns to the program to discuss her recent work on the "green" transformation of the global financial system. From NACs to GFANZ, Webb and Corbett break down the latest attempt to monopolize the world's natural resources and how this financial scam represents the next step along the path to the Great Reset, Agenda 2030 and the 4th Industrial Revolution.


Arrow Down

Biden's approval rating tumbles...further

Biden
© Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
US President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden continues to alienate voters with his job performance, and a new poll shows that even among those Americans who give him a thumbs-up, less than half say they "strongly approve."

A Trafalgar Group poll, which was conducted in the last week of November and released on Wednesday, found that 36.3% of Americans approve of Biden's job performance, against 59.1% who disapprove. That result compared with a 39.6% approval rating when the same researcher polled likely voters in early October.

The survey also showed that even respondents who favor the president are apparently losing their enthusiasm. Just 18.1% of Americans "strongly approve" of how Biden is handling his job, down from 23.5% in October.

And while overall disapprovals are running nearly 23 percentage points ahead of approvals, the gap is even wider among those who feel strongly about him. Trafalgar said 52.2% of Americans "strongly disapprove" of Biden's performance, giving the vehement down-votes a winning margin of more than 34 percentage points.

To put that deficit in perspective, it should be noted that Biden had approval ratings of around 60% during the first few months of his presidency. But that was before a chaotic and deadly US withdrawal from Afghanistan, a surge in inflation to a 30-year high, and growing concerns over an illegal immigration crisis. Another earlier poll also showed Biden turned off some voters - particularly black Americans - when he imposed sweeping Covid-19 vaccine mandates that have been repeatedly challenged in federal courts.

Comment: As illusions continue to burst, we are daily reminded just how corrupted politics and leadership have become and how far and fast the USA has slipped. To this 'end', Biden is doing a remarkably thorough job.


Handcuffs

Assange judge is 40-year 'good friend' of minister who orchestrated his arrest

Ian Burnett
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Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett
Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett, the judge that will soon decide Julian Assange's fate, is a close personal friend of Sir Alan Duncan, who as foreign minister arranged Assange's eviction from the Ecuadorian embassy.

The two have known each other since their student days at Oxford in the 1970s, when Duncan called Burnett "the Judge". Burnett and his wife attended Duncan's birthday dinner at a members-only London club in 2017, when Burnett was a judge at the court of appeal.

Now the most powerful judge in England and Wales, Burnett will soon rule on Assange's extradition case. The founder of WikiLeaks faces life imprisonment in the US.

In his recently published diaries, In The Thick of It, Duncan wrote in July 2017:
"My good friend and Oxford contemporary Ian Burnett is announced as the next Lord Chief Justice. At Oxford we always called him 'the Judge' and they always called me 'Prime Minister', but Ian's the one who's got there."
In an emailed response to Declassified, Lord Chief Justice Burnett confirmed he and Duncan have been "friends since university days".

Comment: Assange never stood a chance against the interconnected PTB - a warning to those who would reveal inconvenient truths. This is the message: there is no justice and no reprieve.


Bad Guys

The Kurdish project in Syria would be a 'new Israel' in the Middle East

YPG kurds syria soldiers
© REUTERS / Rodi Said
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) take part in a military parade as they celebrate victory over the Islamic state, in Qamishli, Syria March 28, 2019.
Syrians accuse the Western-backed Kurdish enclave in the country of using ethnic cleansing and child soldiers against them to form a new anti-Arab state. The parallels with Israel's creation in the 1940s are striking.

Kurdish forces in Syria have been lauded by many in the West as being fighters for freedom and an autonomous society. But, unless you've been following independent researchers and the Syrian media, you might be unaware of the crimes the US-backed group have been committing over a number of years.

On November 25, the Daily Sabah (a website not sympathetic to the Syrian government) reported on one of their most sickening practices. It revealed,
"YPG/PKK terrorists detained three more 15-year-old girls - Hediyye Abdurrahim Anter, Evin Jalal Halil and Ayana Idris Ibrahim - in Amuda in Hassakeh province on Nov. 21 to forcibly recruit them as 'child fighters.' The terror group detained two children, aged 13 and 16, in early August. And two children aged 16 and 13 were kidnapped Aug. 23."

Comment: It is shameful how the Kurdish leadership has repaid Syria for its protection and hospitality. Syria is the only country that has been a consistent friend to the Kurds, yet they have thrown in with the Empire, in a mistaken belief that they will thereby achieve autonomy.


MIB

The US won't admit it spied on Julian Assange

assange surveillance photos embassy
© El Pais
Camera angles spying on Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
A new report from Yahoo's Michael Isikoff alleges that the US hasn't been super helpful to Spain as it attempts to investigate whether a local security firm spied on Julian Assange at the behest of the CIA.

The notorious hacktivist's lawyers have accused Spanish security firm Undercover Global (UC Global) of being in cahoots with the CIA, alleging the spy agency used the security firm to surveil Assange while he was holed up at London's Ecuadorian embassy (Assange lived in the embassy from 2012 until 2019 after losing an extradition battle with Sweden regarding a sexual misconduct case).

UC Global was hired by the Ecuadorian government to provide security for its London embassy but the firm's employees allegedly engaged in a number of shady and likely illegal practices to keep tabs on Assange, including installing a series of secret cameras and microphones to monitor his interactions with embassy visitors.

Comment: One would think so: Is alleged CIA misbehavior grounds to set Julian Assange free?


Bad Guys

Former Austrian Chancellor Kurz announces he's leaving Politics as another contrived scandal against him begins

Sebastian kurz
© REUTERS / LEONHARD FOEGER
On 9 October, chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that he would step down amid an investigation by the anti-corruption prosecutor's office against him.

Former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he was quitting politics.

"It's a new chapter in my life that opens today," he told reporters in Vienna, saying he wanted to devote time to his family.


Comment: Notably, Australia's health minister, who has presided over some of the most draconian lockdown restrictions on the planet, also resigned recently claiming that he wanted to finally 'be a proper dad'.


He would hand over the office of party chairman of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) as well as the parliamentary group leader, Kurz said. The decision was not easy for him, he added. But he doesn't feel sad. Developments over the past few months have also contributed to the decision.

"I look forward to the day when I can prove in court that the charges against me are untrue," Austria's ex-chancellor stressed.

Comment: The establishment clearly does not want Kurz in politics, because this latest incident calls to mind the scandal in 2019 that essentially collapsed his government, and that had all the hallmarks of a deep state job: NATO 'Deep State' and Israeli interests both served by the collapse of the Austrian government


Arrow Down

Austerity anyone? IMF warns of "economic collapse" for very poor countries unless G20 creditors agree to accelerate "debt restructurings"

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva
"Economic Collapse" you say?

The IMF are warning of "economic collapse", which should get headlines. Not because the IMF have any kind of track record of being timely or right about anything, but because the Fund so rarely says anything negative for fear of being seen as precipitating the crises which the policies it imposes always end up creating anyway. Besides a total lack of surprise on first seeing the headline, my initial thought was "Yes, but where?" There are so many candidates as:

Comment: Watch the egregious austerity measures get doled out like so many toxic vaccines! The IMF is now infamous for this economic shock therapy - and it now looks like this nasty organization is about to lay it on thick. See also: