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No shame: US official Vicky 'f*ck the EU' Nuland praises Nord Stream 2 destruction

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US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland
The Biden administration is very happy to know the pipeline is "a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea," Victoria Nuland said

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has expressed joy over the destruction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. She also argued that, even if the US had sanctioned the infrastructure weeks before the Ukraine conflict broke out, this would not have prevented hostilities.

During a Senate hearing on Thursday, Nuland was asked by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) whether his legislation aimed at sanctioning the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was voted down in January 2022, could have stopped the conflict before it began.

Comment: What a hag. But what else can be expected from her when subverting Ukraine has been her pet project for the last decade? The icing on the cake is that Europe has been brought further under the heel of the Empire, as it is now dependent on the gas largesse of the U.S. Vassals indeed.


Nuke

'Doomsday clock': 90 seconds to midnight

Doomsday Clock
© PressTV
The Doomsday Clock, set by the US-based magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved to 90 seconds to midnight.

That's the closest ever to total nuclear doom, the global catastrophe.

The Clock had been set at 100 seconds since 2020. The Bulletin's Science and Security Board and a group of sponsors - which includes 10 Nobel laureates - have focused on "Russia's war on Ukraine" (their terminology) as the main reason.

Yet they did not bother to explain non-stop American rhetoric (the US is the only nation that adopts "first strike" in a nuclear confrontation) and the fact that this is a US proxy war against Russia with Ukraine used as cannon fodder.

The Bulletin also attributes malignant designs to China, Iran and North Korea, while mentioning, only in passing, that "the last remaining nuclear weapons treaty between Russia and the United States, New START, stands in jeopardy".

"Unless the two parties resume negotiations and find a basis for further reductions, the treaty will expire in February 2026."

As it stands, the prospects of a US-Russia negotiation on New START are less than zero.

Now cue to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov making it very clear that war against Russia is not hybrid anymore, it's "almost" real.

"Almost" in fact means "90 seconds."

So why is this all happening?

Magnify

Warmongers 101 - Who is the Institute for the Study of War?

General Jack Keane
Attention Students! Before we begin, that's not a typographical error in the title.

Whenever one investigates a "think tank," "study group," "not-for-profit," "non-governmental organization," or other such meddlesome troublemakers it needs to start with who rather than what.

The people involved make the difference betwixt a mere charity and a nefarious character.

As will be seen below, the folks at The "Institute" For The Study Of War are about as sinister as they get.

Why Does the Establishment Sound Familiar...

If you have any interest in the Ukraine Conflict at all - or even if you are actively trying to avoid news on the topic - your senses have no doubt been assailed by a report, recommendation or review of matters breathlessly covered by the local news...brought helpfully to you courtesy of The Institute For The Study Of War.

Attention

Disarming Europe and Disintegrating NATO

Disarming NATO
© StalkerZone Org
It is generally believed that Russia was lured into this war and is now trying with all its might to end this war.

But what if you look at it from the other side? What if Russia is luring NATO countries into war and forcing the United States and allies to get more and more stuck in this conflict, the result of which has long been known, but for some reason does not come in any way?

I have written more than once that Russia's goal is much higher than victory over Ukraine. Such a victory will not give anything special. We will defeat them, in 5 years the US will train Poland. If we defeat Poland, they will set Germany against us.

The only reasonable goal is the destruction and disarmament of the NATO bloc. The weakening of its military potential to the level of Ethiopia. At least - the European part of NATO.

The United States cannot fight us directly without having a land base. Just like we can't fight them at their borders. We will send, for example, 100,000 troops on ships and planes to their shores. They'll flip pop them all off on the approaches.

And we will pop their ships when they only try to approach the Black, Baltic or any other Sea (we are talking about a conventional non-nuclear war).

Question

Are Pfizer REALLY 'directing the evolution' of Covid?

Pfizer
© Off-Guardian
Yesterday independent investigative journalists Project Veritas released their latest undercover report: A recording of a research director from Pfizer allegedly admitting the pharma giant is deliberately mutating the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

The process, which the researcher - Dr Jordan Walker - refers to as "directed evolution", would apparently help Pfizer pre-emptively develop new vaccines:

So, what can we trust about the story?

Dollars

A dollar collapse is now in motion - Saudi Arabia signals the end of petro status

MBS Lagarde
The decline of a currency's world reserve status is often a long process rife with denials. There are numerous economic "experts" out there that have been dismissing any and all warnings of dollar collapse for years. They just don't get it, or they don't want to get it. The idea that the US currency could ever be dethroned as the defacto global trade mechanism is impossible in their minds.

One of the key pillars keeping the dollar in place as the world reserve is its petro-status, and this factor is often held up as the reason why the Greenback cannot fail. The other argument is that the dollar is backed by the full force of the US military, and the US military is backed by the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve - In other words, the dollar is backed by...the dollar; it's a very circular and naive position.

These sentiments are not only pervasive among mainstream economists, they are also all over the place within the alternative media. I suspect the main hang-up for liberty movement analysts is the notion that the globalist establishment would ever allow the dollar or the US economy to fail. Isn't the dollar system their "golden goose"?

Arrow Up

Turkey dismisses NATO membership bids with Sweden, Finland, as "meaningless"

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool/File Photo
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday it was "meaningless" to hold a trilateral meeting with Sweden and Finland to discuss their NATO bids after protests this month in Stockholm.

Speaking at a news conference, Cavusoglu also said there is no offer to evaluate Sweden's and Finland's NATO membership seperately.


Comment: Is Turkey slyly playing both sides, as always, by leaving the door open for separate bids?


Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has said his country wanted to restore NATO dialogue with Turkey after Ankara indefinitely postponed trilateral talks with Sweden and Finland over their membership.

Comment: NATO will struggle to further its plans to surround Russia, and Turkey is revealing how fragile the organisation is, amidst its pathological attempts to wage war on Russia: Erdogan tells Sweden it won't back NATO bid after Quran burning outside its embassy in Stockholm


Attention

Biden was a national security threat long before his classified docs fiasco

Biden
© White House/FLICKR
US President Joe Biden • Security Risk-in-Chief
Don't be fooled into thinking this is the first time Biden has sacrificed U.S. national security to protect his personal interests!

Long before classified and potentially compromising documents were discovered in President Joe Biden's "think tank" office and Wilmington home and garage, the Democrat's actions posed a threat to U.S. national security.

The discovery of even more top secret documents dating back to Biden's time as vice president and senator sparked widespread concerns that the current president hid material that put U.S. national security at risk, potentially for decades.

Republicans worried — and even partisan hacks such as Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff conceded — that Biden's harboring of classified documents in high-traffic, unsecured areas could have put Americans or the U.S. government at risk.

ABC's "This Week" co-anchor Jonathan Karl asked:
"Is it possible that national security was jeopardized here as many, including you, raised that possibility with the Mar-a-Lago documents?"
The disgraced former chair of the House Intelligence Committee replied:
"I don't think we can exclude the possibility without knowing more of the facts."
It seems logical to investigate Biden's recent scandal to ensure he didn't compromise any sensitive material. But the truth is, he opened up the U.S. to a myriad of national security crises, abuses, and disasters long before news broke of his document scandal.

Dollars

US government failed to track $8M in grants to Ecohealth Alliance, which gave money to Wuhan lab, IG

EcoHealth
© Soham Sen/ThePrint/KJN
The U.S. government failed to track grants worth at least $8 million to EcoHealth Alliance, a research non-profit that gave money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to study coronaviruses, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General.

The National Institutes of Health gave three grants worth $8 million to EcoHealth from 2014 through 2021, which in turn awarded more than $3.7 million to the lab in Wuhan, China, to study the emergence of bat coronaviruses during this time, the report states.

The watchdog identified more than $89,000 in what it called "unallowable costs" resulting from EcoHealth's improper use of grant funds.

"Substantial evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of a research-related incident associated with a laboratory in Wuhan," according to a report by Senate Republicans this past fall.

The inspector general stated that despite the potential risks associated with the research funded by the grants, the government "did not effectively monitor or take timely action to address EcoHealth's compliance with some requirements."

Comment: See also:


Footprints

CA Rep. Swalwell offers cryptic warning after getting booted from House Intel: 'More time on our hands'

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© Unknown
Adam Schiff • Eric Swalwell • Ilhan Omar • Kevin McCarthy
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., vowed that he and two other House Democrats do not plan to go away, despite not being reappointed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to committees they historically served on, adding the speaker's decision was "purely about political vengeance."

During a press conference on Wednesday, Swalwell and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., responded to McCarthy's decision to not reappoint the three legislators to their committees.

Swalwell said:
"Even though we have said publicly, 'These smears are bringing death threats against us,' he continues to do it, which makes us believe that there's an intent behind it. But we will not be quiet. We're not going away. I think he'll regret giving all three of us more time on our hands. But at the end of the day, our mission now is to restore the credibility and integrity of this institution of which the speaker has so gravely, so gravely smashed and destroyed."

Comment: Schiff vows revenge:
During his time as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Schiff promoted the debunked Trump-Russia collusion theory while serving as the lead impeachment manager. McCarthy told reporters at a press conference earlier this month:
"Schiff famously read out a made-up call between [former president Donald] Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for dramatic effect amid Democrats moving to impeach Trump.
"Adam Schiff openly lied to the American public. He put America for four years through an impeachment that he knew was a lie at the same time we had Ukraine, at the same time we had Afghanistan collapse. Was that the role of the Intel Committee? No."
Swalwell caught flak from McCarthy over his intimate sexual relationship with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang:
"Let me phrase something very direct to you: if you got the briefing I got from the FBI, you wouldn't have Swalwell on any committee. He cannot get a security clearance in the private sector."
When Republicans held the minority in the previous Congress, McCarthy consistently pledged to keep Schiff and Swalwell off the Intel Committee if the GOP regained the majority and he controlled the speakership.

McCarthy told Fox News in June:
"I'll promise you this — when I'm Speaker, [Schiff] will not be on the Intel Committee anymore. And you know what else, Swalwell won't either. I don't know if this is a high bar. But if you have relations with a Chinese spy, you shouldn't be allowed to be on the Intel Committee."