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Brussels bailing out Ukraine will ruin Europe for generations, Hungary's Orbán warns

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Hungarian President Victor Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán warned on Friday that European policies advocating for mass joint borrowing among EU member states to continue funding Ukraine's resistance to the Russian invasion will have devastating consequences.

The Hungarian leader told Good morning, Hungary! that EU sanctions on Russian energy are bound to fail, and that "not only our children, but also our grandchildren will suffer the consequences" of a mass borrowing scheme proposed by the EU, adding that potentially insolvent states will require support as well.

Orbán reiterated Hungary's opposition, and suggested that agreements to support Ukraine should be at the national level via bilateral agreements between individual countries, ReMix reports.
He highlighted that Ukraine has now found itself in a situation whereby it is incapable of functioning as an independent nation because of the ongoing conflict, and while it needs help from its neighbors and allies in the short-term, it is not for Brussels to speak on behalf of all member states.
What's more, Orbán believes that any further sanctions on Russian gas or nuclear energy would have "tragic consequences," and argued that Hungary should be exempt from such a decision.

Bullseye

Profound change has come to the Middle East: Russia has learned the lessons, but what about the US?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on July 19.
For the first time since before the colonial era, local players are making their own big decisions and the traditional powers have to adapt

While the world's attention is focused on Ukraine, the Middle East is bubbling under the surface again. No one expected processes there to freeze, but their dynamics are changing. In fact, the direction of these adjustments has been notable for quite some time and it's becoming more obvious.

The Middle East is increasingly becoming a space in which the course of events is determined by the interaction of regional players, and the role of external forces, traditionally very large, has reduced in relative terms.

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Highlights from the FAUCI deposition transcript

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Dr. Anthony Fauci
Contradicts, lies, and "I don't recalls" from the nation's most malignant doctor

Today, Missouri Attoney General Eric Schmitt released the transcript of the testimony of Dr. Anthony Fauci. As you might recall, Fauci was deposed as part of an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration's violations of the First Amendment in targeting and suppressing the speech of Americans who challenged the government's narrative on COVID-19.

Here is the Fauci deposition transcript.

And here are the highlights...

Comment: Kudos to Techno Fog for this eye-opening compilation of Fauci's disingenuous shuck-and-jive act.


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NewsReal: Twitter Files: US Spies And Dems Colluded to Interfere in 2020 US Election

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After wailing non-stop about Trump's alleged collusion with the Russian government 'to subvert US democracy', but never actually proving their false claim, the media is now having to eat crow as Elon Musk shares archives of Twitter company emails with Democratic Party operatives and US government agents who colluded to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story just prior to the 2020 US presidential election, thereby misinforming the electorate and potentially swaying voters to make choices they would otherwise not have.

In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall take stock of this unassailable proof that yes, collusion really took place to subvert American democracy, but no, it was not Russians behind it! This courageous move by new Twitter owner Elon Musk, coupled with other viewpoints and ideas expressed by the tech tycoon, suggest that he is heading for a major clash with the American 'deep state' - and he is already warning his Twitter followers that he is 'not feeling suicidal'...


Running Time: 01:57:57

Download: MP3 — 81 MB


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Turkish lawmaker hospitalized after mass brawl in parliament

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An opposition legislator is hospitalized following a brawl that broke out in Turkey's parliament during a tense debate over next year's budget.

Television footage shows dozens of lawmakers from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party and from opposition parties engaged in a tussle. Some legislators threw punches at each other, while others tried to pull their fighting colleagues apart.

At least one legislator was knocked to the ground, video images show.

The private DHA news agency says Huseyin Ors, a lawmaker from the opposition Good Party, was punched in the face.

Yoda

Hungary refuses to provide training for Ukrainian troops

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Ukrainian soldiers at a shooting range in Toledo, Spain, December 2, 2022
Hungary will not fall in line with some other EU states, and will not provide any training to Ukrainian forces during the conflict with Russia, Tamas Menczer, the state secretary for bilateral relations, has said. He added that Budapest favors a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

"In some European countries, Ukrainian soldiers are [being] trained. They won't [be] in Hungary," Menczer wrote on Facebook on Monday. "We say no to that. We want to move towards peace, not war," he added.

The statement came after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted that the EU should "re-evaluate" sanctions imposed on Russia if the bloc wants to get through the continuing energy crisis. Hungarian officials have repeatedly said in the past that Brussels should focus on bringing about a diplomatic solution to the conflict rather than aid Kiev militarily.

Comment: No worries. There's plenty of other countries in the West aiding and abetting Ukraine's forces. Orban has recognized Ukraine for the political- and money-pit it is.


Arrow Up

US bargains over Iran's unrest

The US has voiced willingness to end support for Iran's protest movement if Tehran stops selling drones to Moscow and makes concessions on its nuclear program.
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There is a long history of western powers fuelling public unrest in Iran, even pre-dating the establishment of the Islamic Republic. But what makes the on-going protests since mid-September unique is that Washington is also signalling interest in reaching an accommodation with Tehran under certain conditions.

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated explicitly on 5 December that the US and a number of other western countries have incited riots, because "one of the US' objectives was to force Iran to make big concessions at the negotiating table" for the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Amir-Abdollahian's remark followed some megaphone diplomacy by US special envoy on Iran Rob Malley several days earlier. Speaking at a conference in Rome, Malley made the sensational disclosure that Washington is currently more focused on Tehran's decision to arm Russia in Ukraine and the repression of its internal protests than on talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal:
"The more Iran represses, the more there will be sanctions; the more there are sanctions, the more Iran feels isolated. The more isolated they feel, the more they turn to Russia; the more they turn to Russia, the more sanctions there will be; the more the climate deteriorates, the less likely there will be nuclear diplomacy."

"So it is true right now the vicious cycles are all self-reinforcing. The repression of the protests and Iran's support for Russia's war in Ukraine is where our focus is because that is where things are happening, and where we want to make a difference," he added.

Bad Guys

White House dismisses Elon Musk's release of Twitter files, calls it a 'distraction' from hate speech

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The Biden White House on late Monday addressed Elon Musk's release of the Twitter Files, dismissing the revelations published by journalist Matt Taibbi as "old news."

The White House echoed remarks made by establishment media figures, which have tried to downplay the release of the files.

As detailed by Rebel News, former Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde, who headed the company's legal, policy, and trust department, played a "key role" in the story's suppression, and that Twitter worked alongside the Biden campaign to censor content on the platform.

Bad Guys

The transgender lobby is a massive and well-funded Leviathan

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In the 2020 election cycle, OpenSecrets data revealed that pro-transgender groups spent $6.9 million supporting Democratic candidates, and $1.8 million of that sum was given to Joe Biden. For over a decade, hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate and foundation funding have poured into the LGBTQ cause every year. The movement has used this money to amass power, influence policy, and infiltrate the government. The ubiquitous LGBTQ acronym should add another letter — "P," for politics.

In January, the Biden administration announced support for medical intervention for minors to "change" their gender, citing research from the Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization focusing on transgender activism. IRS records show the AbbVie Foundation, a project of the biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, donated $50,000 to the Trevor Project. AbbVie manufactures Lupron, the puberty blocker most widely used on children in the early stages of transitioning.

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Somehow, we've made it to the end of 2022 without civilization collapsing. Although most things did - more or less - successfully 'reboot' after the hare-brained, draconian 'lockdowns' of 2020, and the 'voluntary' ("but if you don't take it, you're fired - and WILL die soon") 'vaccines' of 2021, it's thanks only to the resilience of decent working people that anything still works at all. And special thanks should go to the Canadian truckers and their millions of supporters who stood up to the Trudeau regime in early 2022. For all we know, without their peaceful uprising, Covidianism and globalist diktats would have been forced on us all to a greater extent than they have so far been.

Then again, maybe the pathocrats in power no longer care what 'the little people' think. What was it that pulled governments back from the brink of physically enforcing compulsory 'vaccination' in 2022: mounting evidence that the 'vaccines' had no effect on reducing Covid-19 transmission or hospitalizations? Concern over the growing, widespread discontent? Or Vladimir Putin's announcement in late February that Russia would no longer stand by while a US-installed puppet regime in Ukraine attacked ethnic Russians?

The timing was certainly interesting. Two whole years of deliberate psychological terror about a relatively harmless illness suddenly gave way to the kind of racist and virulently hateful invective against Russia that would have made Hitler proud. So much for 'never again'. Once again a Western 'grande armée' is at war with Russia, a war they tell us will not end until Russia's total collapse or the government's replacement with entities favorable to Western business. Not only that, we're told that the war is existential - that the West, as such, will 'cease to exist' if Ukraine does not 'defeat' Russia.