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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi meets members of Neturei Karat, a pro-Palestinian Jewish anti-Zionist organization

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The US mainstream media chose to ignore a meeting that took place at the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gathering of world leaders between Iran's President, Ebrahim Raisi and an Ultra-Orthodox organization of anti-Zionist Jews called Neturei Karta.

The meeting was obviously not in any way newsworthy for any of the mainstream media networks based in the United States, but several Israeli media networks covered the story including

The Jerusalem Post who published what Raisi had said in the meeting and that was that Iran has no issues with the Jewish people or its faith "I have heard that there are anti-Zionist Jews here and this is a great thing," said Raisi.
"We always reiterate the fact that we have no issue whatsoever with the Jewish faith, with the Torah, and in Iran, the Jews have freedom of religion. Our only issue is with the Zionists."
Raisi applies the same standards to Zionists and as he did with the US-backed terrorists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) throughout the Middle East as he "stressed that he is against "oppression," regardless of whether it comes from Jews, Christians, or Muslims.

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Sustainable Is Code For Genocide

This is NOT a conspiracy theory. If you think it is then understand this:
If you are not willing to acknowledge the evil that exists in the world, you will be annihilated to the exact same level of your naiveté. Carl Jung
The trouble with writing about Genocide before it actually happens, is that you sound tin foil hat crazy, so I went looking for other people who understand and can see patterns. I found English writer Karen Harradine, and US writer Naomi Wolf, and no doubt there are others, not yet found. I am reminded of the US press agents in Berlin, warning their Jewish friends to get out because of the Nazis in the 1920s, a warning few of them acted on. I came to know about this, because my childhood next door neighbours were German Jews, their father had listened to the warning and got his family out to Australia early enough. In talking to Karen Harradine, I know it is a great frustration that so many people are so clueless, zombie like they live their lives.

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Canadian Parliament gives standing ovation to man who served in Waffen SS

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Back in 2021, the Canadian academic Eric Kaufmann wrote that his native country was swiftly becoming "the world's first woke nation". And over the last two years, it seems the trend has only accelerated.

In a recent article, Jordan Peterson identified Canada as being at "the forefront of the wave of woke lunacy threatening to swamp the entire Western world". And in a speech earlier this month, retired General Michel Maisonneuve lamented that the "woke movement" is "destroying Canadian values".

As we all know, the woke are notorious for branding those who disagree with them as 'bigots' or even 'Nazis'. (This cartoon offers an amusing illustration.) So you'd assume the last thing they'd want is to be associated in any way with the actual Nazis from World War II.

Comment: The apology:
The speaker of Canada's House of Commons has apologised to Jewish communities after honouring a veteran who fought for a military unit under Nazi command during World War Two.

Anthony Rota had invited his fellow MPs to give a standing ovation to Yaroslav Hunka, 98, following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's address to Parliament on Friday.

Mr Rota introduced Mr Hunka as a war hero who fought for "Ukrainian independence against the Russians".

"He's a Ukrainian hero, a Canadian hero, and we thank him for all his service," Mr Rota said as the Commons stood to applaud him.

However, Jewish groups have condemned the move, identifying Mr Hunka as a member of the First Ukrainian Division - previously known as the Galicia or 14th Division of the Waffen-SS.

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies said the division "was responsible for the mass murder of innocent civilians with a level of brutality and malice that is unimaginable."

"An apology is owed to every Holocaust survivor and veteran of the Second World War who fought the Nazis," the organisation said as it demanded an explanation.

The Commons Speaker said he had since been made aware of information "which causes me to regret my decision".

In a statement to The Telegraph, he said: "I particularly want to extend my deepest apologies to Jewish communities in Canada and around the world."

Mr Rota added that the decision to recognise Mr Hunka was "entirely" his own. He noted the 98-year-old veteran is one of his constituents

He added: "I accept full responsibility for my actions."
For more on Hunka and the Galicia division, see: Zelensky greets Nazi, Canadian MP's clap like seals

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Zelensky greets Nazi, Canadian MP's clap like seals

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Canadian MP’s greet the 98-year-old Nazi with thunderous applause.
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After his less-than-glorious visit to the USA, Ukrainian President Zelensky covered himself in somewhat more glory in the Canadian round of his tour. News reports show that Canadian Parliamentarians dressed up in their very finest and clapped like seals while a slovenly Zelensky stood among them, soaking up the adoration.

In this story by reporter Anton Nikitin, we also see that Zelensky did not let slip by an opportunity to greet a veteran of World War II. One of the photos that was released to the press showed Zelensky standing in the Canadian Parliament on Friday, alongside Justin Trudeau, as the two men throw kisses and fist-bumps to a 98-year-old veteran named Yaroslav Hunka. The caption notes that Hunka served in the First Ukrainian Division of Waffen SS Division "Galicia" (also known sometimes as "Galichina") before later fleeing emigrating to Canada.

This particular Division was organized by the German Nazis in 1943, recruiting residents of Western Ukraine. In July of 1944 the Division mostly went out of business, having lost so many of its soldiers in the battles near Brody. But then was reconstituted and used in battles in Slovakia, Yugoslavia, and Austria. In April of 1945, this Division was removed from the composition of the SS, renamed the First Ukrainian Division, and was incorporated into the Ukrainian National Army. In May of 1945, these Ukrainian Nationalists were fortunate to be able to surrender to forces from Great Britain and the U.S. Who whisked them out of danger and cared for them like newborn kittens.

If you click on this link, you will see the video, how the Canadian mainstream press (CBC) interprets these historical events:

"Zelensky's speech received at least a dozen standing ovations. There was also one for this man, a 98-year-old Ukrainian Canadian who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians during the Second War World."

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Mainstream "Newsweek" wakes up to reality: "$113B in modern arms hardly dented Russian lines"

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US Bradleys and German Leopard tanks destroyed July 2023
Writing in Newsweek magazine, Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, Senior Fellow at Defense Priorities think tank, acknowledged what Gateway Pundit has been reporting for months:
"Ukraine's 'summer offensive' is producing little to no meaningful progress toward the objective of evicting Russia from Ukraine's territory, even as American politicians, generals, and pundits continue advocating for open-ended support to Kyiv in their war against Russia."
Davis' sobering assessment carries the headline "We Can No Longer Hide the Truth About the Russia-Ukraine War".

It was not clear why anyone would want to 'Hide the Truth' about the US taxpayer-funded border dispute in distant Eastern Europe. Davis writes:
"Despite great hopes for a rapid success, Ukraine's months-in-the-making offensive has sputtered from the outset. That shouldn't have surprised anyone in the White House."

Comment: Davis provides a comprehensive reality check for Ukraine and its cadre of 'armchair generals'.


McCarthy will strip $300M in Ukraine funding from Pentagon spending bill, hold separate vote after rebellion from Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he would strip all funding to train Ukrainian troops in their fight against Russia from the Pentagon funding bill just one day after meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The GOP leader made the move in an effort to court votes after suffering two rare failures on a vote to advance the defense bill this week.

The $300 million for training Ukraine's troops will now be voted on separately.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., typically a McCarthy ally, posted on X after the second rule vote:
"I just voted NO to the rule for the Defense bill because they refused to take the war money for Ukraine out and put it in a separate bill"
The separate vote on Ukraine aid would likely pass and even attract Democratic votes, unlike the defense spending bill itself, which was loaded up with conservative policy riders. But this way anti-Ukraine aid lawmakers like Greene could vote for the defense bill and against the aid for training.

McCarthy and other top House leaders had a meeting with Zelensky at the Capitol on Thursday as the GOP leader refuses to commit to a supplemental funding package to aid Ukraine directly.

Comment: Congress digs itself into a financial hole and then votes to make it deeper.


Biden FTC faces lawsuit for suppressing Elon Musk records

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The Biden administration is being sued by a conservative legal group over its failure to turn over records in connection to its investigation into Elon Musk's X, formerly known as Twitter, according to a complaint.

America First Legal, which is led by ex-Trump administration officials, sent a Freedom of Information Act request in March to the Federal Trade Commission to obtain a trove of documents on the Twitter inquiry, which was reopened in late 2022 and pertains to its privacy and data security practices. But because the top regulator denied the organization's records case appeal in mid-September, America First Legal filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the FTC for purportedly withholding information in violation of federal law.

Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel for America First Legal, told the Washington Examiner:
"Our woke, weaponized federal government will stop at nothing to harass and attempt to intimidate its perceived opponents. The American people have had enough. What they have done in the dark will be brought to the light."
The lawsuit is the latest escalation of attempts by conservatives to take aim at the FTC over its investigation, which Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee's Weaponization of the Federal Government Select Subcommittee in a March report dubbed a "harassment campaign" and "agency overreach." The GOP-led panel released FTC letter excerpts to Twitter showing the regulator asked it to "identify all journalists" granted access to company records, referring to the "Twitter Files," documents released by Musk on Twitter's contact with the U.S. government under ex-CEO Jack Dorsey.


Kiev's counteroffensive unlikely to achieve its goals - US officials to NYT

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Ukrainian forces will need to pause in a few weeks to restock and recover after summer fighting, the paper reports, citing sources...

Officials in Washington have suggested that Ukraine's military forces won't be able to cut Russia's land bridge to Crimea as part of their counteroffensive or achieve other key goals, the New York Times has reported.

"Some American officials have said that the Ukrainian counteroffensive appears likely to fall short of its strategic goals."

Kiev's forces are struggling to achieve the aim of reaching the Sea of Azov in Russia's Zaporozhye Region, because the minefields set up by Moscow's forces, they say, have proven to be "a potent defense," the Times added. According to US officials, conducting offensive operations would also soon become even more difficult for Ukraine "as the ground becomes soft and muddy" in the region.

The NYT also said that some in Washington have warned that "within a few weeks, the Ukrainian army will need time to rebuild their stockpile of equipment and to rest forces exhausted by the summer fighting."

Comment: There are few wars worth the sacrifice - be it cost, manpower or prestige. Zelensky is bleeding Ukraine dry.
Ukraine is set to continue its counteroffensive against Russian forces through the autumn and into the winter, President Vladimir Zelensky declared on Thursday. He was speaking to US news outlets following meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

The push against Russian defensive lines, which began in early June, will continue regardless of the weather, Zelensky insisted, claiming that Russian troops have been craving a "pause" in the fighting.

"We will do everything not to stop during difficult days in autumn with poor weather, and in winter."

The Ukrainian leader also vowed to "de-occupy two more cities," although he refused to identify potential targets and did not provide a timeframe.

"I will not tell you what cities, sorry. And so we have the plan. A very, very comprehensive plan."

Kiev launched its long-heralded counteroffensive against Russian forces in early June. The most intense fighting has taken place in the formerly-Ukrainian Zaporozhye Region, which was incorporated into Russia last autumn after a referendum.

The counteroffensive has failed to yield any tangible results, and Ukrainian forces are reportedly struggling even to break through the forward defense line erected by Russia.


France withdrawing ambassador, troops from Niger after coup: Macron

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Macron's announcement appeared to end two months of French defiance over the coup in Niger.
President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday announced that France would withdraw its ambassador from Niger, followed by the French military contingent in the coming months, a move welcomed by Niger's military leaders as a "step towards sovereignty".

Macron's announcement comes two months after a coup in the west African country that ousted the pro-Paris president.

"France has decided to withdraw its ambassador. In the next hours our ambassador and several diplomats will return to France," Macron told French television in an interview, without giving details over how this would be organised. Macron added that military cooperation was "over" and French troops would withdraw in "the months and weeks to come" with a full pullout "by the end of the year".

Niger's military rulers responded swiftly in a statement read out on national television.

"This Sunday, we celebrate a new step towards the sovereignty of Niger," said the statement from the military rulers, who seized power by overthrowing President Mohamed Bazoum on July 26.

"This is a historic moment, which speaks to the determination and will of the Nigerien people," the Niger statement added.

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NewsReal: Are Top Western Generals Being Killed in Ukraine?

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There have been rumors of senior NATO commanders (i.e., colonels and majors) being either captured or killed in action in Ukraine ever since the siege of Mariupol liberated that city from the notorious neo-Nazi 'Azov Battalion' in May 2022. At the time, Russian-language media cited Russian soldiers on the front-line claiming that they had encountered in the bowels of the 'Azovstal' industrial zone a number of high-level, active-duty, military personnel from the US, Canada, France, the UK and elsewhere in NATO.

With no formal Russian government claim or evidence to support those earlier reports, they have thus far been consigned to Reddit and Telegram discussions. Recently however, the Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, in an explosive post on 'X', strongly suggested that THE top general in the French military (at least, until he formally retired in 2010), Jean-Louis Georgelin, along with US Army Major-General Anthony Potts, were among the names of senior Western military figures recently killed 'in the line of duty' while unofficially in Ukraine.

Officially, the former "died while hiking alone" last month, while the latter "died while flying solo" last summer. In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall look into Polyanskiy's bombshell claims. In an information war, nothing is as it seems...

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