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No more 'endless' payments to Zelensky - Trump

Donald Trump
© AFP / Scott OlsonDonald Trump speaks at a roundtable discussion at the 180 Church in Detroit, Michigan, June 15, 2024
Former US President Donald Trump has said that he would stop handing over tens of billions of dollars to Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky, promising to have the situation in Ukraine "settled" if he is re-elected this year.

"I think Zelensky is maybe the greatest salesman of any politician that's ever lived," Trump told supporters at 'The People's Convention', a conservative conference held by Turning Point Action in Michigan on Saturday.

"Every time he comes to our country, he walks away with $60 billion," Trump said of the Ukrainian leader. "So now here's the beauty. He just left four days ago with $60 billion, and he gets home and he announces that he needs another $60 billion or else it never ends, it never ends."

The US and other G7 nations on Thursday announced a $50 billion loan for Ukraine, which would be backed by revenue generated by roughly $300 billion in frozen Russian assets. While Zelensky did not ask for "another $60 billion" after leaving the G7 gathering in Italy, he has repeatedly chided his Western backers for not handing over sufficient quantities of cash and weapons, and intensely lobbied Republican lawmakers in Washington to approve a $61 billion military aid package in April.

Comment: Trump won't be allowed to stop the Ukraine gravy train. The question is, how will they stop him from stopping it?


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Court rejects Trump's gag order appeal

Donald Trump
© Jon Cherry/Getty ImagesFormer U.S. President Donald Trump.
Former US President Donald Trump remains banned from speaking about his criminal case in Manhattan, even after the jury's verdict, the New York Court of Appeals said on Tuesday.

Judge Juan Merchan imposed the gag order on Trump during his trial on 34 counts of "falsifying business records," which District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleged had somehow violated campaign finance laws and improperly influenced the 2016 election. The jury found the former president guilty on all counts at the end of May.

Trump's lawyers have protested the gag order from the start, pointing out that it directly impacts his 2024 presidential campaign. The appeals court has ruled that "no substantial constitutional question is directly involved," so the order can stay in place.

"The Gag Order wrongfully silences the leading candidate for President of the United States, President Trump, at the height of his campaign," Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said on Tuesday, adding that the president's attorneys will "continue to fight" against the "unconstitutional" measure.

Comment: They're trying every dirty trick in the book and he's still leading in the polls.


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Confused Biden clips are 'deepfakes' - White House

Joe Biden
© Getty Images / Alessandra Benedetti; CorbisU.S. President Joe Biden
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has claimed that recent videos showing US President Joe Biden looking confused at public events have been manipulated, describing them as "cheap fakes."

Jean-Pierre's comments come after several videos of Biden have gone viral on social media in recent weeks. In one clip, the president could be seen having trouble sitting down during a D-Day memorial event in France. A number of commenters suggested that the US leader was "completely lost" or having "some kind of episode."

Another video showed Biden standing together with G7 leaders in Italy watching a skydiving demonstration. At one point, the US president turned away and wandered off from the group, before Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took him by the hand to guide him back to the other members.

In another clip from an LA fundraising event with former President Barack Obama and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Biden appeared to freeze up as he was waving goodbye to the crowd. Obama could then be seen taking Biden by the hand and patting him on the back while leading him off stage.

A clip from a White House Juneteenth concert also appeared to show the 81-year-old president awkwardly frozen as everyone around him danced to the music.

Comment: Ignore the obvious, it's not what you think. Everything is fine. Nothing to see here... How utterly absurd.


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Ukraine will never join NATO - Moscow

Sergey Ryabkov
© Sputnik / Vladimir AstapkovichFILE PHOTO: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
Ukraine will never become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said, while warning the US-led military bloc against repeating past mistakes.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated last week that "there is no membership issue to be discussed" unless Kiev defeats Moscow on the battlefield. "We need to ensure that Ukraine prevails, that's an absolute minimum for Ukraine to become a member of the alliance," he said.

"This means this will never happen," Ryabkov told TASS news agency on Tuesday. "I hope Mr. Stoltenberg understands this."

The Russian diplomat said Stoltenberg should be aware of what happened after NATO announced at its Bucharest summit in 2008 that Ukraine would eventually become a member.

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Reuters Exposes Washington's Global Disinformation Campaign: The Rest of the Story

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In a recent article, Reuters confirms what many knew for years, that the United States government and its various departments and agencies have been conducting global disinformation campaigns targeting nations it seeks to undermine, and whose governments it seeks to overthrow.

Washington was Deliberately Harming American "Allies"

The article titled, "Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic," admits:
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China's growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus.

The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military's propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines - China's Sinovac inoculation.
The article reveals that the campaign was not conducted only in the Philippines, but across the rest of Southeast Asia and far beyond.


Comment: What is of interest is not that the US makes these psyop campaigns to undermine any country it considers its enemies, but rather that Reuters is reporting it.


Comment: Thailand did have their experiences with Pfizer during the 'pandemic' and a Thai princess suffered severe side effects after the Pfizer jab.
The narrative is collapsing: Thailand drops a BOMBSHELL on Pfizer


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Russia withdraws from MH17 resolution process

Reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Gilze-Rijen Airbase, southern Netherlands
© Peter Dejong/AFPReconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Gilze-Rijen Airbase, southern Netherlands, May 26, 2021
The ICAO proceedings have been a farce of Western making, Moscow has said

Moscow is not interested in participating in a "performance" before a Western-dominated International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) panel about the 2014 downing of a Malaysian passenger jet in Donbass, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down in Ukrainian airspace. Kiev immediately blamed Donetsk People's Republic forces and Russia for the incident.

In March 2022, the Netherlands and Australia opened an investigation against Russia at the ICAO Council. However, the council first claimed judiciary powers it did not have, then tried to admit as evidence the two investigations into the MH17 disaster that explicitly excluded Russia - by the Dutch Security Council (NSB) and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) - while welcoming Ukraine and other adversely interested parties, according to Moscow.

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SOTT Focus: Macron Allegedly Considers Adopting Emergency Powers After July 7th Election Results

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Faced with potential governmental deadlock after the July 7th general election results in France, Emmanuel Macron could resign, but he has a second option: to resort to Article 16 of the French Constitution, which would give him full autocratic powers. According to inside sources, Macron has discussed this possibility with several people close to him. The Élysée Palace has, however, denied this.

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A tale of two summits: Elitist warmongering G7 and peacemaking multipolar BRICS

Brics Summit 2024
© @IranNuances/XThe foreign ministers of the BRICS commenced their session June 10, 2024
Now should be a time of diplomacy to bring the NATO proxy war madness in Ukraine to an end. But the warmongers of the U.S., EU, G7 and NATO have no such qualms about escalating the futile hostilities to a nuclear apocalypse.

This week provided an instructive juxtaposition of summits. In Italy, the United States and its Western allies convened the Group of Seven (G7) talking shop, while in Russia the BRICS nations held a workmanlike summit for their foreign ministers.

The G7 has become a shorthand term for elitist Western dominance over the world economy. On the other hand, the relatively new group known as BRICS can be seen as a progressive forum and voice for the global majority. While the former is shrivelling with irrelevance, the latter is steadily growing in importance for authentic international development.

Comment: Well said.


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Macron just threw a live grenade at his own feet

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© ludovic MARIN/AFPFrench President Emmanuel Macron.
The latest French national polls show a final face off between the anti-establishment right and left, and the total decimation of President Emmanuel Macron's Renaissance party. Looks like he may have fooled himself into thinking that dumping all over the political chessboard was a big-brained three-dimensional move.

In the wake of the anti-establishment National Rally party winning the European elections by a landslide, with more than double the score of Macron's party, the usual suspects started chewing up the scenery with riots and unrest. All the National Rally needs to do is film it to create a campaign ad for themselves heading into the French national elections that Macron called in a double-or-nothing bet with the French people. Because Macron did that. And it's the National Rally that has long campaigned on the promise of putting an end to it.

It finally looks like enough French voters aren't scared into denying Le Pen's party the opportunity. The far-right label just doesn't act as the kind of knee-jerk deterrent that it once did. And why should it? "France is on the brink of all-out civil conflict," headlined Britain's Telegraph. That has happened under Macron, not Le Pen, as he rammed through his establishment agenda piece by piece with his designated prime minister invoking Article 49.3 of the French Constitution to ram through legislation without a vote at least 23 times, totally overriding the democratic process - the second most since the Fifth Republic began in 1958. Its use to move the goalposts on retirees and make them work longer when France is a global taxation champion that robs them of hard earned cash their entire working lives, under the pretext of getting it back when they retire, would explain why the majority of retirees who voted massively for Macron no longer tell pollsters that they will. His support has dropped to just 28%, according to the latest Ifop poll.

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Brussels ignoring will of voters - Orban

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© Getty Images / Thierry Monasse
The hopes of EU citizens have been flouted by moves to form a coalition in the EU parliament between the center-right majority party and the socialists and liberals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday.

Voters across the bloc shifted significantly to the right in parliamentary elections earlier this month, with ruling coalitions in Germany and France being comprehensively trounced by right-wing parties.

Centrist parties retained a majority however, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's European People's Party (EPP) winning 190 seats. A former German defense minister, she has vowed to keep Brussels on a "pro-Ukraine" path.

The center-right EPP has approached the left-wing Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) with an offer to divide up four major roles, Politico wrote on Monday, citing sources close to the matter. The EPP reportedly wants to secure second terms respectively for von der Leyen as European Commission President, and Roberta Metsola as European Parliament president, and has offered to share the European Council presidency with S&D.

Comment: The politicians in the EU don't work for the voters, they work for the money class whose interests are diametrically opposed to the average European. Democracy in Europe is dead.