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Zelensky defiant over potential Trump pressure

© Carl Court/Getty ImagesUkraine President Volodymyr Zelensky • UK Prime Minister's residence in London
"No guy in the world" could force Kiev to compromise with Russia, the Ukrainian leader has said. Ukraine is not afraid of Donald Trump being reelected this November and will not bow to pressure by his administration to compromise with Russia, Vladimir Zelensky has said.

Speaking to British state broadcaster the BBC during a trip to the UK this week, Zelensky reiterated that his government seeks total victory in the conflict with Russia. If Trump is reelected US president in November, Zelensky expects him to lean on Kiev to end the conflict "in 24 hours" - as he has promised on the campaign trail.

Speaking in English, Zelensky described a worst-case scenario in which US sanctions are lifted from Russia under Trump and President Vladimir Putin celebrates victory:
"We will never go on this, never. And there is no guy in the world who can push us to do it."
Commenting on Trump's pick of J.D. Vance - who is opposed to sending aid to Kiev - as his running mate, Zelensky said the vice presidential candidate "really doesn't understand what goes on in Ukraine." He acknowledged that dealing with a Trump administration would be "hard work" for his government, but said Kiev is not afraid of this.

Comment: 'You expired! 'You're fired!' Trump will have no problem with this.


Pakistan designates Netanyahu as a 'terrorist,' urges global community to follow suit

© AAPakistan designates Israeli PM Netanyahu as a "terrorist."
The government of Pakistan has officially decided to designate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "terrorist" and has called on the international community to do the same.

According to a report by Dawn newspaper, Pakistan's Prime Minister's Advisor on Political Affairs Rana Sanaullah, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar and representatives of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party held a joint press conference in the country's capital, Islamabad.

Following a week-long series of pro-Gaza demonstrations by TLP, the Pakistani government negotiated with the party, resulting in an agreement. As part of this agreement, Pakistan will officially recognize the Israeli Prime Minister as a "terrorist" and will urge the international community to follow suit.

Comment: Pakistan's official designation is only partly correct; because the vast majority of its leadership, as well as its people, support its actions, and therefore Israel itself should be deemed a genocidal, terrorist, pariah state:

Cowboy Hat

Trump tells Zelensky he'll end war

Vladimir Zelensky
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Former US president Donald Trump directly told Ukraine's Vladimir Zelensky that he will bring the conflict between Moscow and Kiev to an end - should he return to the White House - during a phone call between the two on Friday.

The Republican candidate for November's presidential election wrote in a post on Truth Social that he "had a very good phone call" with Zelensky, who congratulated him on a "very successful" Republican National Convention and condemned last weekend's "heinous assassination attempt."

Trump went on to say that he appreciates Zelensky "for reaching out because I, as your next President of the United States, will bring peace to the world and end the war that has cost so many lives and devastated countless innocent families."
Both sides will be able to come together and negotiate a deal that ends the violence and paves a path forward to prosperity
Zelensky said he had "agreed with President Trump to discuss at a personal meeting what steps can make peace fair and truly lasting."

"I noted the vital bipartisan and bicameral American support for protecting our nation's freedom and independence. Ukraine will always be grateful to the United States for its help in strengthening our ability to resist Russian terror," he wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Friday night.

Comment: Zelensky may not like it but he may not have a choice. Many twists and turns may come before that day, though.


UK support for Kiev is dragging out conflict - Moscow

Vladimir Zelensky at the Labour Cabinet meeting with UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer, July 19, 2024.
© Getty Images / Richard Pohle - WPA PoolVladimir Zelensky at the Labour Cabinet meeting with UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer, July 19, 2024. Getty Images / Richard Pohle - WPA Pool
New British Prime Minister Keir Starmer says Ukraine will always be "at the heart" of his government's agenda

The Russian Embassy in London has advised the new British government against supporting Kiev to the detriment of its own internal affairs.

New Prime Minister Keir Starmer on Friday invited Ukraine's Vladimir Zelensky to attend a cabinet meeting, a rare honor for a foreign leader. Starmer pledged that Britain would expedite the delivery of promised aid to the Ukrainian Army, and vowed that "Ukraine is, and always will be, at the heart of this government's agenda."

Comment: The situation in the UK is probably little different from that of the US:

Consider also:

And from the First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, a screenshot of this post. The link to the Telegram he give is here.
Ukraine is being sold
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See also:
Kremlin hits out at 'irresponsible' new British PM
US and UK 'don't give a fig for the rule of law' - Roger Waters to RT
Russia reacts to UK MPs applauding Ukrainian neo-Nazis


Sorry, we want war: Why EU elites will ignore Hungary's Orban

Viktor Orban Prime Minister of Hungary
© Pier Marco Tacca/Getty ImagesFILE PHOTO. Viktor Orban Prime Minister of Hungary talks with media during European Council Meeting on June 27, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Hungarian leader, who is currently president of the EU Council, is trying to actually make an impact with his term

Hungary, represented by its Prime Minister Viktor Orban, took over the rotating six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union in July 1, and promptly decided to do something unconventional: actual work. So out came the knives.

Back in 2022, the most memorable thing that France's Emmanuel Macron did while in the role was make a logo for his EU presidency that incorporated his own initials. The benefit to the French and European people was fantastic - as in, it exists in fantasy.

For his EU presidency meeting in France, Macron stood alongside unelected European Commission bureaucracy president "Queen" Ursula von der Leyen, as they championed issues like climate change, digital transition, and the EU military industrial complex (er, the "EU Defence Union"). They were only too happy to serve up typical globalist fare for their fellow elites to gobble down. But these same folks are now gagging on Orban's chosen agenda: peace.

Comment: Is the EU practicing how to deal with a future President of the United States? That would be interesting.

See also: From the same source, Robert Bridge, an American writer and journalist, author of 'Midnight in the American Empire,' How Corporations and Their Political Servants are Destroying the American Dream, wrote an opinion piece, Trump, Orban, Putin: Why are all the 'dictators' hellbent on peace?, published 12 Jul, 2024 21:20
This leads us to the West's third favorite bogeyman, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has dared to declare that his country is predominantly Christian and conservative and has every right to stay that way. Orban, whose country now holds the rotating EU Council presidency, went on a peace-making tour with stops in Moscow, Kiev, Beijing, and Washington (where he ruffled more than one hawk's feathers by visiting Trump at Mar-a-Lago instead of Biden in DC). The frustration on the part of Brussels as it watched the Hungarian "tyrant" speak out in favor of reducing weapons sales was laughable if not downright pathetic.

"Hungary has presented the trips as a 'peace mission' to help negotiate a ceasefire for the war in Ukraine. Orban may consider himself as one of the few who can speak to both sides - but in reality he has no mandate to do so," wrote Armida van Rij, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, a European think tank. The question remains, however, who will speak out on behalf of peace if not Trump, Putin, and Orban? The answer thus far is nobody.

Bad Guys

Obama turns on Biden: Ex-president tells allies Joe needs to 'seriously consider' staying in the race as speculation grows he could drop out in days

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Former President Barack Obama has told allies that President Joe Biden should seriously consider whether he should stay in the race, as speculation grows he could drop out within days.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Obama - who's only spoken to Biden once since the disastrous debate - believes Biden's path to victory has greatly diminished, but thinks the president needs to make the decision to quit himself.

Obama's view on the state of the race comes after Axios reported that Democratic sources believe the drumbeat to exit the race from party leaders and friends will push Biden to make the decision to step aside as early as this weekend.

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Biden orders poll on Harris' popularity - ABC news

Vice President Kamala Harris
© Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesUS Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a campaign event at Resorts World Las Vegas on July 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
US President Joe Biden has commissioned a survey to get a clearer picture of Vice President Kamala Harris' popularity, ABC News has reported, citing an anonymous senior administration official. The source reportedly told the outlet that despite putting on a brave face publicly, the 81-year-old Democrat has recently become more receptive to calls urging him to exit the presidential race ahead of the November 5 election.

Comment: But why? It's been pretty clear this whole time nobody really likes her.

Questions as to whether Biden is fit for a second term have been overshadowing his campaign since he bungled a performance at last month's CNN-hosted debate against Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. During the event, the incumbent repeatedly lost his train of thought, mixed up words and numbers, and struggled to finish his sentences.

On Friday, ABC News quoted an unnamed White House staffer as saying that the "president is wiped and exhausted." They added that his recent COVID-19 diagnosis "gives him a chance to bring people together, have conversations and think while he recovers in Delaware."


SOTT Focus: Trump Second-Shooter Theory Emerges

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Alleged shooter being dragged off the roof.
Great communication yields far greater truths than the sum of its parts.
Post the Trump Assassination attempt, the Legacy mainstream media has been slow to explore obvious contradictions and holes in timelines surrounding the roles and responsibilities of various parties involved in the event, including but not limited to Government agencies.

Fortunately in what may be a watershed moment for the New Media to help shed light — and at least move investigative processes forward in a more timely manner giving events such as Presidential candidate assassination attempts the urgency needed — others are on the case.

The New Media is comprised of people with expertise and experience in pressure cooker environments able to interact, then develop and stress-test ideas quickly. Further, these quicker turnaround processes are facilitated by open culture free-speech media platforms, like X.Com.

In effect the X platform is a new community plaza where people meet and ideas are exchanged in full view of the whole community to be tested and rejected or accepted more efficiently than the legacy news media currently does.

Comment: Additional analysis on the audio from the videos. Somewhat in agreement with the above theory:

Red Flag

Secret Service absent from Trump rally - whistleblowers to senator

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Most of the security personnel working at the Donald Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, during which the Republican presidential candidate was shot, weren't even Secret Service, US Senator Josh Hawley has claimed, citing whistleblowers.

Shots fired from the roof of a nearby factory nicked Trump's ear, killed one audience member, and injured two more before the sniper was taken out by law enforcement.

"Whistleblowers tell me that MOST of Trump's security detail working the event last Saturday were not even Secret Service," Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, said on Friday, accusing the Department of Homeland Security of assigning "unprepared and inexperienced personnel" to the campaign rally.

In a public letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Hawley said whistleblowers with "direct knowledge of the event" told him that the majority of the security detail "were not in fact USSS agents but instead drawn from the department's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."


Biden left feeling angry and betrayed by top Democratic leaders wavering on his campaign

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President Joe Biden feels personally hurt and betrayed by the way so many Democrats, including some of the party's top leaders, have left him hung out to dry as he faces the biggest crisis of his political career, according to two sources familiar with his thinking.

And privately, many of those leaders have expressed doubts about his path forward.

Former President Barack Obama's only public comment came the day after Biden's disastrous debate last month, when he tweeted "Bad debate nights happen" and talked about his former vice president's virtues. Privately, however, Obama has concerns.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have done nothing publicly other than each putting out a tweet shortly after the June 27 debate.

House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, both of New York, as well as Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the former House speaker, have spent weeks listening to their members' concerns and relaying them to Biden and his campaign. Publicly, all three have said they support whatever decision Biden makes, but even behind closed doors, they haven't told congressional Democrats to get behind Biden or given them any guidance about what they should do.