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"My take is that the US is incredibly unstable right now, and could go in almost any imaginable direction between now and the election, as well as some unimaginable ones."
— John Michael Greer
Did you notice that it took just a little bit of internal chaos to alert the Party of Chaos that maybe chaos wasn't the greatest thing to be the party of? Something went awry the past two weeks when thousands of creamy coeds on every campus across America donned the keffiyeh and, in effect, demanded submission to history's most notorious misogynist cult. It struck a most cacophonous chord among progressives, like Kumbaya as orchestrated by Karlheinz Stockhausen. To awaken from Wokery, you see, is a brutal shock to the brain.

And so, over the weekend every big dog in the Democratic Party's doghouse came out barking against the current direction of the Democratic Party — that is, over an electoral cliff, lemming-style. Bill Clinton lamented at the Milken Conference:
"The political rewards of grievance politics and name-calling and being negative have been so immense that nobody could give'em up. That's what this whole shebang has come down to now."

Arrow Up

Ukrainian government warns of possible full mobilization

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The whole of Ukrainian society will need to make sacrifices and forget about their peaceful lives to defeat Russia, Defense Ministry spokesman Dmitry Lazutkin has argued.

Kiev is overhauling its conscription system to boost troop numbers following a series of setbacks in its conflict with Moscow, with harsh reforms set to come into force next week.

Lazutkin told Espresso TV on Saturday:
"Globally speaking, starting on May 18, when the mobilization law comes into force, first of all, the approach to this war will change. This situation [where] some people are fighting at the front lines while others are living their quiet lives, is obviously coming to an end.

"Life in Kiev is 'strikingly different' from the situation in the east of the country, which is 'abnormal'. It would be normal if our enemy was weak. But with such an enemy, the whole country and the whole of society need to mobilize."
Ukraine has been desperate to replace nearly half a million casualties - by Moscow's estimates - since the outbreak of hostilities in February 2022. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said last week that Ukraine has lost more than 111,000 soldiers in 2024 alone.

Comment: Wars are not won on desperation. There is value in the phrase 'quit while you can'.


Bullseye

Biden is 'surrounded by fascists' in Oval Office - Trump


Comment: Yup, the US is now a full-blown pathocracy. Most of the rest of the West is too...


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The White House has been infiltrated by "enemies from within," former US President Donald Trump has claimed in a campaign speech, while lashing out at "crooked" Joe Biden.

"Joe is weak. He's only good at cheating on elections - but it's not him, he's surrounded by fascists around the Oval Office," Trump told a crowd of supporters in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday.

"The Democrat Party is becoming radicalized. It's becoming radical left and they're going to lose our country," he predicted.

Without naming names, Trump said administration's "enemies from within" are more dangerous for America than foreign adversaries.

Chess

GOP rep files impeachment articles using Dem precedent set during Trump administration

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Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., formally filed articles of impeachment against President Biden on Friday over his recent comments about withholding offensive weapons aid to Israel, drawing parallels to House Democrats' first impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

The first-term House Republican told Fox News Digital it was his "constitutional duty" to do so.

His legislative text, first obtained by Fox News Digital, accuses Biden of "abuse of power" and charges that he tried to force Israel into changing its own defense policies by leveraging lethal aid.

"In violation of his oath to faithfully execute the office of President and to uphold the Constitution, President Biden abused the powers of his office by soliciting a 'quid pro quo' with Israel while leveraging vital military aid for policy changes. This egregious action not only compromised the credibility of the United States but also undermined the interests of our longstanding ally, Israel. Therefore, President Biden's conduct warrants impeachment, trial, removal from office, and disqualification from holding any future office under the United States," Mills said in a statement.

Pirates

Sen. Lindsey Graham suggests nuking Gaza, says nuking Hiroshima was 'the right decision'

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered a baffling comparison of Israel's war on Gaza to the U.S. decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan during World War II, telling Israel to "do whatever you have to do" to finish the military campaign.

Speaking to NBC's Kristin Welker on Meet the Press Sunday morning, Graham made the argument that Israel would be justified in slaughtering civilians in Gaza by likening the situation to the U.S.'s war with Japan eight decades ago. He suggested Israel would be right to flatten the Gaza strip — home to 2.2 million Palestinians, half of whom are children — simply because the U.S. did it to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the 1940s.

"So when we were faced with destruction as a nation after Pearl Harbor, fighting the Germans and the Japanese, we decided to end the war by bombing Hiroshima, Nagasaki, with nuclear weapons," Graham began.

Comment: Is it any wonder that Russia is running nuclear drills when Western governments are riddled with liabilities like Graham?


Arrow Up

Georgian parliamentary committee approves 'foreign influence' bill

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20 people, including 3 foreign nationals, were detained by law enforcers during protests against 'foreign influence' bill, according to Georgian Interior Ministry
A Georgian parliamentary committee on Monday approved the third and final reading of a "foreign influence" bill amid ongoing protests in the capital Tbilisi.

The Georgian parliament's legal committee approved the draft bill "on transparency of foreign influence" during a session that lasted only a few minutes due to the absence of opposition lawmakers, the country's public broadcaster 1TV reported.

The approval came amid ongoing protests in Tbilisi overnight, during which 20 people, including three foreign nationals, were detained by law enforcers, according to the Georgian Interior Ministry.

Robot

Macron 'hopes' France won't go to war with Russia

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The French leader said the EU needs to be "ready to act" if Moscow goes "too far"

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that while Paris seeks to avoid direct involvement in the Ukraine conflict, an intervention may be necessary to deter Russia from advancing too far.

The European Union "would lose all credibility and security" if Russia were to prevail, Macron said in a video posted on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, responding to a question on whether France is "going to go to war."

"Our own future and our security is at stake in Ukraine," the French leader argued, stressing that in addition to delivering more military equipment to Kiev, EU nations must be "ready to act" if "the Russians are going too far."

"So no, I hope with all my might that we won't have to go to war," he said, insisting that France is a "peace power." However, Paris needs to continue to arm itself in order to "protect peace," Macron continued, stressing that intervention must remain an option if the country's interests are threatened.

Comment:

1) Here is some history for Macron's latest statements: 2) There was also, across the channel from France: UK ambassador summoned to Kremlin: Moscow threatens to strike British military facilities following Cameron's Ukraine remark

And in that connection, most interesting, Conservative British MP, Andrew Bridgen, said in an interview the UK is basically at war with Russia, but that Rishi Sunak does not want to be a wartime PM, and that the UK Government does not want to tell the public until later in the year, July, August, maybe later.

3) If Macron knows, and basically agrees, with what Andrew Bridgen says, how would he brake it to the French people? Would he keep rambling about "troops on the ground" and "hope nots" as he does? Or is he playing a different game and making excuses to build up an army not to fight Russia, but the US considering: Being a US 'ally' means silently watching your own destruction and hoping France will come out on top with him as the leader of Western Europe? We can only guess, wait, and see. For now, Macron would probably like to see the PR stunt at the Olympics in France get squeezed in before. Regarding "French interests" in Ukraine see: France will likely seek to secure Ukraine's Black Sea coast if it conventionally intervenes


Bad Guys

Nuland explains why US didn't want Ukraine to talk to Russia

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Kiev's "negotiating position" has never been strong enough amid the conflict, former US Deputy Secretary of State says

Ukraine has never been in a position to get a favorable settlement to end the enduring conflict with Russia and so Washington has never actually encouraged Kiev to negotiate with Moscow, former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and former acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has claimed.

The ex-official and one of the key proponents of supporting Ukraine through military means made the remark in an interview with Politico published on Saturday. A vast part of the interview revolved around the Ukrainian conflict, with Nuland producing a typical mainstream American assessment of it.

Comment:
1) Nuland: "They were not in a strong enough position then. They're not in a strong enough position now." Ukraine has lost millions of people, who have fled the country, and hundreds of thousands that have been killed in a war that began with a coup in 2014: Ten years after Maidan: Why won't the West admit that the coup was based on a lie?

2) Nuland appears in more than 60 article titles, here are 20+: 3) Victoria Nuland was a front figure for handling some of the US allies in Europe, as the term is explained in Being a US 'ally' means silently watching your own destruction, even if she is not mentioned. So far the US bid to 'strategically weaken' Russia backfired, creating Army adapted for post-industrial warfare

4) Victoria Nuland and her husband Robert Kagan were and are among the Straussians, a group of US neoconservatives discussed or mentioned in the following articles:


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US says Israel's use of weapons may have violated international law

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The Biden administration on Friday said Israel might have violated international humanitarian law using U.S.-supplied weapons during its military operation in Gaza, in its strongest criticism to date of Israel. But the administration stopped short of a definitive assessment, saying that due to the chaos of the war in Gaza it could not verify specific instances where use of those weapons might have been involved in alleged breaches.

The assessment came in a 46-page unclassified State Department report to Congress required under a new National Security Memorandum (NSM) that President Joe Biden issued in early February. The findings risk further souring ties with Israel at a time when the allies are increasingly at odds over Israel's plans to strike Rafah, a move Washington has repeatedly warned against.

The Biden administration has already put a hold on one package of arms in a major policy shift and said the U.S. was reviewing others even as it reiterated long-term support for Israel. The State Department's report included contradictions: It listed numerous credible reports of civilian harm and said Israel did not at first cooperate with Washington to boost humanitarian assistance to the enclave. But in each instance it said it could not make a definitive assessment whether any breaches of law had occurred.

Comment: US State Department's investigation: All 'show' and 'no tell'.


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2024 election likely the last to be decided by US citizens - Musk

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The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has called the "massive influx of illegals from every country on Earth" the main factor.

The continuing influx of illegal immigrants into the US could mean that American citizens could cease to decide the outcome of elections in the country in the not-too-distant future, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has predicted. The South African-born billionaire claimed that the Democrats are wittingly refusing to address the issue, in the hope of skewing the balance in their favor.

Musk's recent comment came in response to Republican lawmakers passing the Equal Representation Act in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, which would require the Census Bureau to ask respondents about their citizenship in its ten-year surveys. GOP representatives want only US citizens to be counted when determining the number of congressional seats in each state.

Comment: BS: Since when have 'we the people' had the defining say in who becomes president? And those ten year voting surveys on illegal aliens? A joke.