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Russia scrambles fighter jets as US bomber crosses Pacific Ocean & approaches country's border

Pacific Ocean airspace

The bomber was allegedly entering Russian air space over the Pacific Ocean
Russia's Ministry of Defense has released a video of three Su-35S fighter planes escorting a US Air Force B-52H bomber over the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after it was spotted heading toward the country's airspace.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the scrambled aircraft guided the US bomber away from the Russian border.

The Su-35, first completed in 2008, is a derivative of the Soviet Su-27, a supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi in the 1970s. Designed for intercepting and destroying all classes of aerial targets and air superiority, the Su-35 is commonly scrambled when foreign planes come near Russian airspace. It has also seen action in Syria.

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Pirates

"Evil intentions": China condemns UK warship's sail through Taiwan Strait

British frigate
© UK Ministry of Defence/File photo
China says its navy warned off a British frigate from the sensitive Taiwan Strait.
China bristled on Monday over Britain's decision to send a Royal Navy warship sailing through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying the act "harbored evil intentions." China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has increased pressure on the small island in recent years to accept Beijing as its capital.

The Royal Navy announced that the HMS Richmond, a frigate deployed as part of a U.K. aircraft carrier strike group, was sailing through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in a move that challenges Beijing's claim to the sensitive waterway.

"After a busy period working with partners and allies in the East China Sea, we are now en route through the Taiwan Strait to visit Vietnam and the Vietnam People's Navy," read a tweet from the official account for HMS Richmond.

Comment: The West has made it perfectly clear that it intends to 'contain' China, but, since it can't take China (nor Russia) head on, it has to resort to rather feeble actions such as that we see above:


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'Unelectable!' 'Woke' Labour condemned by Britons as conference delegates told too many white men putting their hands up to speak

labour party conference audience
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Audience members hold up their hands during Britain's Labour Party annual conference, in Brighton, Britain, September 26, 2021.
Delegates at the Labour Party conference have been told that too many white men were putting their hands up to make contributions during a debate on housing and transport, leading some to question the direction of the party.

On Sunday, white men were told not to "dominate" the conversation during a session on housing and transport at the Labour Party's annual conference in Brighton. Mark Ferguson, a member of Labour's National Executive Committee and chairman of the session, noted his concern that people putting their hands up to speak were predominantly white men and urged them to let others speak.

"I am afraid, and I am not speaking from a position of particular strength here, there are too many white men putting their hands up," Ferguson told delegates, adding that he wasn't "anti-white men" and that some of his favourite people, including his dad, were white men.

Comment: The stunning stupidity of politician's alienating their base in favor of ideology. 'Unelectable' is exactly right.

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Megaphone

'Blatant Big Tech interference, US cyberattacks' during recent Russian elections, ex-President Medvedev tells RT

Dmitry Medvedev
© Global Look Press / Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
There was widespread and blatant interference in the recent Russian election, ranging from targeted recommendations and censorship by Silicon Valley to overt cyberattacks on servers coming from the US, Dmitry Medvedev has told RT.

The former president and prime minister of Russia is now the deputy chairman of the Security Council, serving directly under President Vladimir Putin.

In an exclusive interview airing Tuesday, Medvedev has told RT that during the September 17-19 vote, Central Election Commission servers "were under constant attack," and about half of the attacks came from the US, according to the ministry of digital development.

"That's reason enough for a fight, right?" he said.

Comment: Indeed. Russian officials lodged a complaint with the US, and evidence of vote rigging, and even an NGO giving a class on how to sabotage the election process, were shared online:





Pirates

Australian gov't wants SECRECY protections for Covid cabinet meetings

Scott Morrison
© REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstei
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of being "addicted to secrecy" as the country's parliament debated a controversial proposed law that would exempt the workings of its National Cabinet from public scrutiny.

The cabinet, comprised of the PM, state premiers and territory leaders, was formed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The government claims that body's decisions should be afforded the same protections from disclosure requests as the federal cabinet.

The issue came to the fore when the government refused a Freedom of Information (FOI) application by South Australian Independent Senator Rex Patrick relating to a May 2020 National Cabinet meeting, arguing they were "an official record of the cabinet."

Comment: Evidently the cabinet has somethings it wants to hide: Also check out SOTT radio's:



Bizarro Earth

Military leaders saw pandemic as unique opportunity to test propaganda techniques on Canadians, Forces report says

Rouleau
© ADRIAN WYLD /The Canadian Press
Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau
Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes.

The federal government never asked for the so-called information operations campaign, nor did cabinet authorize the initiative developed during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, then headed by Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau.

But military commanders believed they didn't need to get approval from higher authorities to develop and proceed with their plan, retired Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gosselin, who was brought in to investigate the scheme, concluded in his report.

The propaganda plan was developed and put in place in April 2020 even though the Canadian Forces had already acknowledged that "information operations and targeting policies and doctrines are aimed at adversaries and have a limited application in a domestic concept."

A copy of the Dec. 2, 2020, Gosselin investigation, as well as other related documents, was obtained by this newspaper using the Access to Information law.

The plan devised by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, also known as CJOC, relied on propaganda techniques similar to those employed during the Afghanistan war. The campaign called for "shaping" and "exploiting" information. CJOC claimed the information operations scheme was needed to head off civil disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic and to bolster government messages about the pandemic.


Comment: Canada is a tyranny and they know it. The operation appears to have worked, because aside from a few, Canadians seem to have jumped on the tyranny train.


Bad Guys

With Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictment

trump clinton
In accusing Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI, Special Counsel John Durham offers new evidence of the fabrications behind the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.

The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers new evidence that the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory that engulfed Trump's term in office was itself the product of fabrications involving Clinton's 2016 campaign.

Although Sussmann faces just one count on a false statement charge, the 27-page charging document offers an expansive window into how the Russiagate scam began, and how Democratic operatives, intelligence officials, and establishment media figures dishonestly fed it to the public.

Inventing a Trump-Russia "narrative" to "please" Democratic "VIPs"

Sussmann, until recently an attorney with Clinton campaign law firm Perkins Coie, is the second person to be charged by John Durham, the Special Counsel scrutinizing the Russia investigation.

Sussmann is accused of lying to the FBI during a September 2016 meeting in which he tried to raise alarm about "secret communications" between the Trump Organization and Russia's Alfa Bank. Sussmann gave then-FBI attorney Jim Baker documents and data purporting to show that computer servers associated with Trump and Alfa Bank were in regular contact.

This was evidence, Sussmann argued, of a possible covert back channel. According to Durham, Sussmann told Baker that he was not working "for any client," and was simply passing on information that had been provided to him by "multiple cyber experts" who had come across the suspicious web traffic.

But according to the detailed indictment, Sussmann was in fact cooking up a politically motivated scam.

Comment: Every so often it's easy to forget what shameless liars people like Hillary Clinton and the political/media class really are. Let this article serve as a reminder.


Eggs Fried

Egg thrown at French President Macron during food trade fair - 'Vive la revolution'

macron lyon food fair egg
© Ludovic Marin, Pool Photo via AP
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with French chefs Regis Marcon, enter, and Jerome Bocuse, right, at the Bocuse d’Or gastronomy contest during the International Catering, Hotel and Food Trade Fair (SIRHA) in Lyon, central France, Monday Sept. 27, 2021
French President Macron was hit at the shoulder by an egg thrown at him by a man during an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon

French President Emmanuel Macron was hit at the shoulder Monday by an egg thrown at him by a man during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon

A video of the incident, widely shared on the social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking. Two bodyguards can be seen immediately getting closer to the president to protect his shoulders.

Comment: The glorious moment. Too bad it only bounced off 'Jupiter':




Passport

UK on brink of joining EU Covid vaccine passport scheme

covid passport
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Joining the scheme
Britain is on the verge of joining the EU Covid vaccine passport scheme, sources in Brussels and Westminster have confirmed.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate should make travelling in Europe easier and cheaper for British tourists. More controversially, joining it would also enable the Government to quickly launch a domestic vaccine passport system should it be needed to help control Covid this winter.

Last week, when outlining his autumn and winter plan, Boris Johnson said domestic vaccine passports could be used as part of a "plan B" should Covid start to stretch NHS capacity again. The Telegraph has been told by the EU that integration of the UK's vaccine database into the EU system is at an advanced stage. A spokesman for the European Commission said:
"­­Significant progress was made on a technical front, namely when it comes to the connection to the gateway, with aim of going live [testing] soon. We have applied to link into the EU's Digital Covid Certificate scheme. Linking up to the EU's Digital Covid Certificate scheme will enable us to digitally verify each other's Covid certificates to make journeys easier."
The UK Foreign Office and Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have joint responsibility for the project in the UK. They formally applied to join the EU scheme on July 28, and technical work has been carrying on behind the scenes ever since.

The EU Digital Covid Certificate has quickly become the biggest vaccine passport scheme in the world and covers more than 40 countries, including all 27 EU states and others as far afield as Israel and Panama. The system is effectively a giant digital platform or "gateway" through which different countries' vaccine certificates and test results can be scanned and verified as legitimate by others quickly and easily. It is is used on all external EU borders and also for domestic vaccine passports schemes operating in countries including France, Holland and Portugal.

Comment: And there you have it: A passive global control mechanism. You have to prove your qualification to participate in the freedom you had yesterday.


Target

Russiagate, more like Watergate

Sullivan
© Unknown
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
The indictment of Michael Sussmann sheds new light on the outrageous pre-election activities of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, which have a familiar ring...

CNN Chief Media Reporter Brian Stelter hopped on the set of Reliable Sources last weekend, and offered his take on Special Counsel John Durham's recent indictment of former Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann, calling Durham's probe a "total bust." This was in the context of accusing other networks like Fox and OAN of a pattern of "lie, rinse, repeat."

I was sick last week and didn't get around to reading the Sussmann case until Tuesday. I can't imagine Stelter has read it, since the whole thing is about complicity on his side of the media aisle in years of repeat errors and lies, including multiple editorial double-downs even after a major story was publicly exposed as factually incorrect. A long list of press figures — from Stelter's own CNN colleague and shameless intelligence community spokesclown Natasha Bertrand, to reporters from The New Yorker, Time, MSNBC, Fortune, the Financial Times, and especially Slate and The Atlantic were witting or unwitting pawns in a scheme to sell the public on a transparently moronic hoax, i.e. that Donald Trump's campaign was communicating mysterious digital treason to Russia's Alfa Bank via a secret computer server.