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'AUKUS' is Anglo-Imperialism resurrected

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For many, it came as a complete surprise. 'AUKUS' as it is to be known, announced somewhat out of the blue last night, is a security pact between the UK, US and Australia, focused on countering China in the Indo-Pacific. Britain and the US will aid their partner in building nuclear-powered submarines, which will be faster and harder to detect than the conventional submarines Australia currently possesses. In addition the three allies will cooperate in the areas of cyber security and artificial intelligence.

None other than the French Foreign Minister was visibly angry at the announcement of the brand new Trilateral Alliance when he spoke to French media on Thursday, referring to the move as a 'stab in the back' and a 'betrayal of trust' by the Australians. His indignation is understandable given in a few short minutes last night it was revealed that the pact will effectively replace the €50 billion 'Future Submarine Program' Australia had been working on with France for years. It speaks volumes about the disregard which these allies have for their European ally, the fact that an announcement of this proportion could be made without any consultation with their NATO partner.

One can see where the alliance has evolved from. It is a strictly 'Anglo' pact, excluding other European allies and fits in with Boris Johnson's idea of a 'Global Britain' widening its reach in the Indo Pacific. Now that Johnson has removed Britain from the security ties that came with European Union membership, he can pursue his own geopolitical strategy, which as I have written before, is reminiscent of nineteenth century British imperialism. Britain is simply itching to play policeman in the Indo-Pacific, and Australia enables it to do so.

Comment: As if things weren't bad enough. See also:


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Biden confirms 30 percent global methane reduction goal, urges 'highest possible ambitions

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President Biden on Friday confirmed a goal of reducing global methane emissions 30 percent by the end of the decade while speaking at a White House summit and touted congressional infrastructure packages as vital to achieving domestic climate goals.

Meeting the methane target "will not only rapidly reduce the rate of global warming, it will also produce a very valuable side benefit like improving public health and agricultural output," the president said while hosting a summit of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.

The attendees of the forum, including the U.S., make up about 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The president did not specify what the U.S. contribution to the methane reduction target would be, and American options to compel international cooperation on the goal are limited.

"We believe the collective goal is both ambitious but realistic ... and we urge you to join us in announcing this pledge," the president said.

Biden emphasized the need for contributions beyond simply those of the U.S. to the targets in his remarks, saying "I look forward to continuing this work together, and hearing how you plan to contribute to the climate ambition the world so desperately needs."

Comment: Naturally, Biden's policy is exactly the wrong one since it is:

1. Based on fake science.

2. Doesn't put any viable sources of energy in place of fossil fuels (wind and solar energy are not reliable).

3. Further monetizes the energy industry putting more money and power in the hands of the select few.

4. Feeds into the ideologically possessed activists' belief in lies about climate change.


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France says Biden acted like Trump as UK & US steal huge Aussie submarine deal in 'brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision'

Naval Group facility Cherbourg, France
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The Naval Group facility in Cherbourg, France.
France's foreign minister has spoken of his "anger" and "bitterness" and has criticized the US and Britain, after the allies agreed a deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia, undoing Paris' $40-billion deal for French subs.

"I am angry and bitter. This isn't done between allies," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told franceinfo radio on Thursday morning, after the leaders of Australia, the UK and US convened a virtual press conference on Wednesday night, announcing the AUKUS pact and the delivery of conventionally-armed nuclear-power submarines to Canberra.

The delivery of the nuclear subs under the AUKUS (Australia, UK, US) pact means Canberra will scrap a 2016 deal with French firm Naval Group to upgrade its fleet with more diesel submarines. The scrapped deal was reportedly worth $40 billion.

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Fauci insists 3 shots needed for 'full vaccination', wants to inject babies of 6months+, FDA advisory panel REJECTS boosters

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White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has claimed that "ultimately" people will need at least one booster shot to be considered properly vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the FDA's hesitancy over universal boosters.

"I believe, when all's said and done, it's going to turn out that the proper regimen, at least for an mRNA vaccine [such as Pfizer], is the two original doses, the prime followed in three-to-four weeks by a boost, but also followed several months later by a third shot," Fauci told The Telegraph in an exclusive interview.


Comment: Israel is a Pfizer laboratory and it mandates FOUR jabs in total; why the discrepancy?


"So I think that ultimately, when we look back on this, it's going to be that the proper regimen, to have a complete and full regimen, will be a third shot boost. "

Comment: Where exactly has 'the science' gone? We have dubious institutions reaching one conclusion whilst we have compromised individuals and representatives in government and business claiming another. However we've also seen that these same institutions either don't challenge the agenda, or worse, they later endorse the insidious scheming:


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'Lying, contempt & crisis in relations': French FM says NATO must take note as he lashes out at US & Australia over AUKUS deal

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron talks with US President Joe Biden before a plenary session at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium on June 14, 2021
French FM Jean Yves-Drian has continued to criticize the US and Australia for the AUKUS submarine deal, meant to go to Paris, insisting there may be major consequences to French-US relations and for the transatlantic alliance.

"There has been lying, duplicity, a major breach of trust and contempt. This will not do," Foreign Minister Le Drian told the press on Saturday.

Paris' ambassadors to Canberra and Washington have been recalled in response to the deal, and Le Drian had previously described Australia ditching the pact between the two countries as a "stab in the back."

Comment: Of particular note is the seemingly unrelated point about reviving the ominous idea of an EU army:


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Israel boasts to New York Times about how it assassinated Iranian scientist using 'A.I.-Assisted Killer Robot'


Comment: They're so supremely confident these days, unassailable in their position as 'Rulers of the World', that they can gloat about their crimes...


Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the father of Iran’s nuclear program, kept a low profile, and photographs of him were rare. This photo appeared on martyrdom posters after his death.
Iran's top nuclear scientist woke up an hour before dawn, as he did most days, to study Islamic philosophy before his day began.

That afternoon, he and his wife would leave their vacation home on the Caspian Sea and drive to their country house in Absard, a bucolic town east of Tehran, where they planned to spend the weekend.

Iran's intelligence service had warned him of a possible assassination plot, but the scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, had brushed it off.

Convinced that Mr. Fakhrizadeh was leading Iran's efforts to build a nuclear bomb, Israel had wanted to kill him for at least 14 years. But there had been so many threats and plots that he no longer paid them much attention.

Despite his prominent position in Iran's military establishment, Mr. Fakhrizadeh wanted to live a normal life. He craved small domestic pleasures: reading Persian poetry, taking his family to the seashore, going for drives in the countryside.

And, disregarding the advice of his security team, he often drove his own car to Absard instead of having bodyguards drive him in an armored vehicle. It was a serious breach of security protocol, but he insisted.

So shortly after noon on Friday, Nov. 27, he slipped behind the wheel of his black Nissan Teana sedan, his wife in the passenger seat beside him, and hit the road.

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Comment: Black Mirror, brought to you by Mossad.




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Frmr Senate aide & Biden sexual assault accuser Tara Reade on child sex abuse and rape culture in US establishment

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America's rape culture has been thriving for years, as the broken and corrupt system that is supposed to provide justice to victims protects predators. I was very young when I learned that sometimes, monsters have badges.

My parents divorced when I was just 13 years old and I was sent to live with my father in an upscale community in Minnesota.

My only freedom that summer when I stayed with him was to walk to the 7-11 convenience store with my friends after swimming. It was a sterile, safe, suburban neighborhood with regular police patrols.

One day, I was walking to the store alone. A police car slowed down and the officer rolled down his window to talk with me. "Hey," he said firmly, "have you seen a blue Mustang come through here?" I shook my head and felt nervous. He stopped and said "Get in."

Comment: Just this week, Alanis Morisette was interviewed about a new documentary covering her life and career where she reveals the rape and sexual abuse she suffered when entering the music industry at 15 years old; notably, she didn't mentioned names and has since distanced herself from the documentary:

From the article:
Morissette, 47, was a pop star in Canada in her youth, appearing on the children's television sketch comedy "You Can't Do That on Television" for five episodes when she was in junior high school before she made it big.
"About three-quarters of the way through the movie, Morissette broaches the topic of sexual abuse during her earliest years of fame," the Post reported, adding:

"I'm going to need some help because I never talk about this," she begins, before plunging into the topic.

"It took me years in therapy to even admit there had been any kind of victimization on my part," she says. "I would always say I was consenting, and then I'd be reminded like 'Hey, you were 15, you're not consenting at 15.' Now I'm like, 'Oh yeah, they're all pedophiles. It's all statutory rape.'"
Who she is referring to remains unclear; Morissette does not name any of her alleged abusers. But she says she issued calls for help and implicates the music industry in not listening.

Morissette said that people in the industry had ignored her in the past. "I did tell a few people and it kind of fell on deaf ears," the singer said. "It would usually be a stand-up, walk-out-of-the-room moment."

Before the movie debuted, Morissette announced she would not attend the premier.

"It is unclear which aspects of the film she finds problematic," the Post wrote. "Through much of the movie, the singer-songwriter, now 47, is an enthusiastic interview subject, reflecting on her years as generational avatar.
These scandals aren't limited to the US, it has become pretty common knowledge that throughout the world, but particularly in the West, countless numbers of high profile and influential people have been involved in child rape and sex abuse, and their peers and the establishment have gone to great lengths to cover it up. And these aren't just recent crimes, they've been ongoing for at least half a century.

That these creatures have proliferated and currently thrive in positions of power goes some way to explaining just why the world is in the dire state it is: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Bad Guys

Covid: The New World Order

Kerry Chant
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Something dangerous has happened to Australia.

We have allowed the interests of 'collective health' to erase individual human rights.

It has become acceptable to imprison, hurt, fine, intimidate, arrest, segregate, discriminate, oppress, and financially ruin individuals - so long as it is done in the interest of public health.

While the personal ethics of our politicians should have prevented a situation like this from arising, Australia has learned that there isn't a scrap of morality within Parliament, the courts, or the legions of human rights lawyers who show more interest in the wellbeing of terrorists than citizens.

The founders of our political system were smarter than this. They built-in structural protections to ensure that every Australian would remain free from the tyrannous whims of deluded ideologues. Contained within our Constitution are assurances of unimpeded travel, the right to work, unrestricted access to public services and spaces, healthcare without prejudice - along with freedom of assembly, association and speech.

'Emergency' is a legal status created by politicians - not our founders - to negate these protections. It was designed to deal with rare occasions of chaos when cataclysmic events played out too fast for government to handle: think asteroids, earthquakes, an approaching fire-front, floods, plague of frogs etc.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis expresses concern about Biden admin cutting supply of effective antibody treatments

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US President Joe Biden • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking on monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19, Fort Lauderdale
As the Biden administration moves to slash the supply of monoclonal antibody treatment available to Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis went on the offensive to promote the drug as an effective weapon against COVID-19.

At a press conference Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, DeSantis pointed out that more than 90,000 people have received monoclonal antibody, or mAb, treatments, and the state would soon pass 100,000. That, he said, was due to his administration's efforts to advocate its possibilities as a treatment - something no one, including the Biden administration, was doing until recently.

But that progress is threatened by the Biden administration's new rule controlling the supply.

DeSantis said of the plan:
"We've been thrown a major curveball here, but we're in the fight making sure Florida is not short-changed on these monoclonals. That's going to be front and center for us. ... We're going to fight like hell to make sure our folks get what they need."
DeSantis said it was important that treatment of COVID is considered just as viable as preventing the virus.
"The bottom line is this: COVID is a treatable illness. And we have to never go back to the days where particularly high-risk people get infected and were told to just go home and hope they don't get deathly ill."

Comment: Biden administration sees this product as a manipulable commodity to control the Red States who use it. How soon will Spoiler in Chief Biden pull the rug out from under this success story?
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials told The Washington Post that the agency would "determine the amount of product each state and territory receives." That decision will ripple primarily across red states in the South.

The Post noted that 70 percent of the current mAb supply is shipped to Alabama, Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana. All but Louisiana have Republican governors.

Christina Pushaw, DeSantis' press secretary, said:
"We were happy to see that Biden's COVID plan announced last week included a 50 percent increase in monoclonal antibody deliveries to states this month. So it's surprising and deeply disappointing to see that the Biden administration would break its promise just a week later and cut mAb allocation to Florida, so they aren't even providing half of the doses of live-saving treatment that COVID patients in Florida will need.

"But the governor is committed to ensuring that everyone who needs the treatment will be able to get it, even if we can't count on the Biden administration."
Monoclonal antibody treatment was what former President Donald Trump received after he contracted COVID last year. The federal government then bought up the mAb supply in the closing days of the Trump administration and planned to distribute it to states through the HHS.

According to DeSantis' office, that system worked fine. That changed on Tuesday - without warning.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a Texas Republican, wrote Becerra to demand answers about the shift because his state was affected as well. He told The Blaze:
"The last thing HHS should be doing is impeding on providers' ability to best serve their patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This recent HHS order will further prevent doctors from being able to treat their patients and prevent their patients from receiving the care they need when they need it."

"The federal government should not be in the business of dictating healthcare. The American people deserve answers on why and under which authority HHS made this decision.
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Larry Nassar was just one of Comey's disasters as head of the FBI

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Larry Nassar • Olympian McKayla Maroney
The most vexing mystery of Larry Nassar's reign of terror at USA Gymnastics isn't why the organization protected the serial predator. After all, as long as everyone turned a blind eye to the doctor molesting hundreds of gymnasts, Nassar never spoke up about USAG's own brutal non-sexual abuse of the girls. The real question is why, once the FBI did finally find out about the abuse allegations, they refused to do anything about them.

During a congressional hearing on the Nassar affair, Olympian McKayla Maroney revealed that she told the agency about her abuse in September 2015, two months after the FBI was first alerted about Nassar. According to the inspector general report detailing the FBI's failures, the agency did not follow proper procedures, falsified Maroney's statements, and took over a year to finalize its own report — all facts corroborated by Maroney. Ultimately, the inspector general found that Nassar abused at least 70 victims between the time they first learned of his crimes in 2015 and his arrest by local authorities in the fall of 2016.


It's a heartbreaking revelation, but not a terribly shocking one, considering who was running the FBI at the time: James Comey, who oversaw a string of travesties during his four-year tenure as director.

Comment: Along with many current aspects of the US Government and its agencies, the state of the FBI demands a clean up and clean out. It is a travesty to call this agency a service to the people and the country.