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NATO war summit prepares direct entry into Ukraine war

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© AP Photo/Evan VucciPresident Joe Biden speaks during the opening session of the NATO Summit, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, in Washington.
At its summit this week in Washington, the NATO military alliance announced the creation of an office inside Ukraine and the establishment of a NATO command in Germany, led by a three-star general, to oversee the war against Russia.

These actions signify the shift to a new phase in the war, in which the NATO military alliance will openly take charge of arming, funding and directing the Ukrainian military, as a prelude to the deployment of NATO forces in the conflict.

The actions announced at the summit are provocative. The NATO alliance is declaring that it is stationing civilian officers in an active war zone. What will happen if these officers come under fire? Will NATO then invoke Article 5 of the NATO treaty to declare war against Russia?

Comment: This has already been happening


US' troubled F-35s finally cleared for delivery, with numerous caveats and for training use only

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After a yearlong hiatus, production F-35 deliveries are resuming, but the long-awaited Block 4 upgrades will have to wait.
A fix of a kind has been found for problems with the F-35's vital Tech Refresh 3 software, or TR-3, which had seen production deliveries suspended for around a year. Deliveries of the stealth fighters will resume "in the near future," clearing a backlog of jets sitting in storage, although the TR-3 is only installed in what's described as a "truncated" form, raising questions about when the F-35 will actually be able to make full use of the long-awaited Block 4 improvements that this software underpins.

The F-35 Joint Program Office announced yesterday that Lt. Gen. Michael J. Schmidt, the F-35 program executive officer, approved the use of the "truncated" TR-3 software on July 3. This means that more than 90 (perhaps as many as 120) F-35s that had been manufactured but then put into storage at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth, Texas, plant can be delivered. These jets are destined for both U.S. and foreign customers.

In the meantime, the TR-3 software remains in flight testing, with the aim of achieving a long-term fix.

Comment: What an unsurprising mess. But it seems that incompetence, inefficiency, and overwhelming corruption, accompany an empire in decline; and perhaps that in itself is a blessing: The following, unconfirmed video is doing the rounds:
US F 35 Lightning II pilot jumped from his plane In Japan

A curious video appeared on the Internet today. On the X social network, the Clash Report account published the video with the comment: "What happened? U.S. F-35 pilot hastily jumping out of his jet following unknown reason at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan." It is not clear when the video was taken and whether it is an incident from today or a few days ago.

Light Sabers

Trump, Orban, Putin: Why are all the 'dictators' hellbent on peace?

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) and former US president Donald Trump
With the Washington and Brussels establishment apparently only interested in more bloodshed, someone has to speak sense

One of the greatest farces of these modern times is that those who scream the loudest about democracy and human rights are the very same people who violate international norms at every opportunity.

In the June issue of The New Republic, a left-leaning US political journal, a scowling Donald Trump was featured on the cover sporting a Hitler moustache above a caption that read: "American fascism, what it would look like."

"We chose the cover image, based on a well-known 1932 Hitler campaign poster, for a precise reason: that anyone transported back to 1932 Germany could very, very easily have explained away Herr Hitler's excesses and been persuaded that his critics were going overboard," the editors explained in a post on X (formerly Twitter). "After all, [Hitler] spent 1932 campaigning, negotiating, doing interviews - being a mostly normal politician. But he and his people vowed all along that they would use the tools of democracy to destroy it, and it was only after he was given power that Germany saw his movement's full face."

Comment: Currently the West is hellbent on war even if it would lead to its total destruction as would likely be the case for Europe.

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Eye 1

Project total control: Everything is a weapon when totalitarianism is normalized

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"The biggest mistake I see is people waiting for A Big Sign that'll tell them that things have gone too far. One Big Thing that police or lawmakers or the president/leaders will do that will cross the line. It'll never come because they won't cross it. They'll move the line. That line you think you stand behind is shifting everyday with little actions, bills, legislations... That line will stop moving one day, & it'll be too late... Every day, your sensitivity is being eroded by these willful atrocities. The envelope for what you'll accept is being pushed. One day, all of these things will be your new normal." — Nigerian writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa
The U.S. government is working to re-shape the country in the image of a totalitarian state. This has remained true over the past 50-plus years no matter which political party held office.

This will remain true no matter who wins the 2024 presidential election.

In the midst of the partisan furor over Project 2025, a 920-page roadmap for how to re-fashion the government to favor so-called conservative causes, both the Right and the Left have proven themselves woefully naive about the dangers posed by the power-hungry Deep State.

Yet we must never lose sight of the fact that both the Right and the Left and their various operatives are extensions of the Deep State, which continues to wage psychological warfare on the American people.

Psychological warfare, according to the Rand Corporation, "involves the planned use of propaganda and other psychological operations to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of opposition groups."

For years now, the government has been bombarding the citizenry with propaganda campaigns and psychological operations aimed at keeping us compliant, easily controlled and supportive of the government's various efforts abroad and domestically.

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Mr. Potato

West looking for Zelensky replacement - Russian intel

Vladimir Zelensky in Brussels, Belgium, June 27, 2024
© Getty Images / Pier Marco TaccaVladimir Zelensky in Brussels, Belgium, June 27, 2024.
Kiev's backers are concerned about growing public discontent with Vladimir Zelensky in Ukraine, an SVR agent has claimed

Ukraine's Western backers have stepped up efforts to find a replacement for Vladimir Zelensky, an operative with Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has claimed in a declassified report. The document was published in the latest issue of the SVR's Razvedchik ('Scout') magazine.

According to an operative using the pseudonym 'Stone', the US and EU are "extremely concerned" by "growing discontent" among Ukraine's population over the protracted conflict and the current leadership's inability to end it, especially after the expiration of Zelensky's presidential term last May.

While Western powers will tolerate Zelensky for now since he is "linked to war financing schemes that bring enormous income to both the Kiev regime and Western arms manufacturers," Stone claimed they had stepped up efforts to find a suitable replacement.

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Snakes in Suits

Is Sir Keir Starmer really George Smiley being jointly run by Israel and U.S.?

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© AP Photo/Kin CheungSir Keir Starmer celebrates Labour's win of the Holbern and St. Pancras seats July 5, 2024.
Starmer's actions while CPS chief would, at a distance, seem to be the exact same as what you would expect the CIA to take if they were given the Assange dossier themselves.

It's hard to completely fathom what happened in the UK with the general elections which installed Sir Keir Starmer, a lawyer by training, into Downing Street. Certainly, two key aspects of July 4th were critical though. One, a low voter turnout with many Tory voters simply staying at home; and, secondly, a protest vote from the conventional Tory voters either to Labour - in great numbers - and to some extent fringe parties like Reform UK.

But we should also ponder the system itself which is well overdue for an overhaul. The first-past-the-post voting system which simply requires a party get more than 50% of all of the seats is woefully inadequate and a poor tool in representing the real political demographics of, in particular, smaller parties. In the case of the far-right Reform Party led by the mercurial Nigel Farage, the 14th of the entire voting share would have given his party 100 seats in parliament in a proportional representation voting system used by many European countries these days. In the event, it only gave him 5 seats.

Comment: Jay raises many important questions. Trust the lackey UK media to continue to studiously ignore them. Others have not.

Light Sabers

'We're no one's proxy': Serbia's President Vucic fires back at former NATO commander Clark

Former US and NATO general Wesley Clark recently accused Serbia of being a puppet for Russia and said President Vucic wanted to expand Serbia's borders. President Vucic fired back: "To Mr. Clark and everyone else, it's obvious Serbia isn't anyone's puppet — not Russia's, not America's, and never will be." Vucic also reminded people of Clark's brutal legacy in the Balkans, where he was responsible for killing Serbs and Serbian children during the 1999 NATO bombings.

There are persistent challenges to stability and hazardous Russian "ambitions" in the Balkans, according to the former commander of NATO's bombing operation in the late 1990s to protect ethnic Albanians and compel the evacuation of Yugoslav soldiers commanded by Serbs from Kosovo reports that Serbia and its former province Kosovo remain at odds with one another, according to retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, who also said that "Serbia is a magnet, drawing Russian imperialist ambitions into Europe."

Comment: Serbia does have good relations with Russia, however it would probably be more accurate to say that Kosovo is NATO's imperialist hub with US base Camp Bondsteel.

Comment: Vucic doesn't appear to be endearing himself to the maniacal established powers, and it would appear that they have Serbia in their sights:

Mr. Potato

Biden praises 'Vice President Trump' during rambling post-NATO presser as donors and allies continue to jump off the Biden ship

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That was rough. After introducing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as Vladimir Putin - then arriving to his own press conference more than 50 minutes late, a coughing, slurring Joe Biden then called Donald Trump his Vice President as he attempted to show the world what a 'goodest boy' can do.

Biden then slurred his way through an answer on whether he thinks he should take another neurological exam.

Biden then blamed his staff for his horrendous debate performance last month, telling the audience that he's "catching hell from my wife."

Apparently Biden follows the advice of his "commander-in-chief" - whoever that is...

He even treated us to his creepy whisper voice that must give daughter Ashley some serious flashbacks.

But wait, there's more!


Russian intel claims France planned to send 2,000 troops to Ukraine

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Paris may still have plans to covertly send a contingent to fight for Kiev, a report submitted to Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service has warned

Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has declassified a report by an operative who stated in March that France was preparing to send a contingent of about 2,000 soldiers to fight in Ukraine.

The briefing was published in the latest issue of the SVR's Scout magazine. In it, an operative using the pseudonym Felix claimed that the French army was "concerned about the increased number of Frenchmen killed in the Ukrainian theater of military operation," particularly after Russian forces destroyed a temporary deployment center for foreigners near Kharkov in January.

Comment: But in a small breath of sanity, Marine Le Pen has vowed her National Rally party will block such future deployments.
France's right-wing National Rally (RN) party will block potential troop deployments to Ukraine and bar Kiev from using French-supplied weaponry to strike Russian soil should it emerge victorious in the parliamentary elections and secure the office of prime minister of the country, Marine Le Pen, the former long-time leader of the party, has said.

She made the remarks on Thursday in an interview with CNN ahead of the second round of voting scheduled for Sunday. The final say on the potential deployment of French troops to Ukraine belongs to the prime minister, and the stance of President Emmanuel Macron does not actually matter in such cases, she suggested. Over the past few months, Macron has repeatedly mulled the idea, using increasingly belligerent rhetoric on the Ukrainian conflict.

"If Emmanuel Macron wants to send troops to Ukraine and the prime minister is against it, then there are no troops sent to Ukraine. The prime minister has the final say," Le Pen stated.

Her party in power would also bar Kiev from using French-supplied weapons to conduct strikes on Russian soil, Le Pen said, arguing that the permission to do so makes Paris "co-belligerent" in the conflict.

Light Sabers

NATO more nervous about Biden than Trump - Politico

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The frail state of US President Joe Biden seems to have worried NATO officials at the key Washington summit far more than how the bloc could be drastically changed if Republican frontrunner Donald Trump retakes the White House, Politico reported on Thursday, citing sources.

Long-running concerns about the 81-year-old president's mental state were exacerbated by his shaky debate performance against Trump two weeks ago. Numerous media outlets have described Biden - who often confused words and failed to finish sentences - as "fumbling" and "incoherent." The debate disaster reportedly left some Democrats scrambling to find a replacement candidate, although Biden himself has categorically stated he has no plans to drop out of the race.

According to Politico, several European nations have been "alarmed" by the president's apparent decline and increasingly concerned by or even resigned to the fact that he could lose the November election to Trump, who harbors much more "hostile" feelings towards NATO.