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China welcomes naval alliance between Iran, Gulf states, US claims it 'defies logic'

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© Mohammad Sadegh Heydari/Wikimedia Commons
Washington vehemently opposes the alliance, calling it 'illogical' and saying it 'defies reason'
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on 5 June praising the plan for forming a joint Iranian and Gulf-led naval force.

"[China] welcomes the formation of a joint maritime alliance with the presence of Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others," ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

"Such an alliance will enhance security and stability in the region," the Chinese official added.

Bad Guys

No peace, thank you: Ukraine rebuffs Vatican peace attempt

Matteo Zuppi, Vladimir Zelensky
© Handout / Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/ AFP
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky meets with Pope Francis' peace envoy to Ukraine, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, in Kiev, June 6, 2023.
The only end to the conflict that Kiev considers acceptable is the Ukrainian "peace formula," President Vladimir Zelensky told the Holy See envoy Cardinal Matteo Zuppi in a meeting on Tuesday.

"Ukraine welcomes the willingness of other states and partners to find ways to achieve peace, but since the war is on our territory, the formula for achieving peace can only be Ukrainian," Zelensky said after meeting the papal emissary in Kiev.

Zelensky added that he discussed the situation in Ukraine and the humanitarian cooperation with the Vatican "within the framework of the Ukrainian peace formula," and urged the Holy See to join the efforts to pressure Russia.

Zuppi arrived in Ukraine on Monday, in what the Vatican called a "search for paths to a just and lasting peace." In addition to Zelensky, he met with other Ukrainian officials, including parliamentary commissioner for human rights Dmitry Lubinets.

War Whore

Nikki Haley insists on WW3 if Ukraine loses

Nikki Haley
© Getty Images / Spencer Platt
The Republican presidential candidate explained that the only way to prevent war was to "send a message" by fighting one.

Allowing Ukraine to lose to Russia on the battlefield will unleash world war, according to US Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley. The former South Carolina governor told a town hall audience in Iowa on Sunday that arming Kiev was all about "preventing war" by "sending a message" to America's rivals.
"When Ukraine wins, that sends a message to China with Taiwan, it sends a message to Iran that wants to build a bomb, it sends a message to North Korea testing ballistic missiles, it sends a message to Russia that it's over."
"It is in the best interests of America, it is in the best interests of our national security for Ukraine to win. We have to see this through, we have to finish it," Haley declared.

Comment: Morons like this are in high positions and they make decisions that have an influence on almost all humanity.
Saying these words is nothing less than delusional and believing it makes you an idiot who cannot see the reality as it is, no matter if you like it or not.
Or maybe she knows, but she plays dumb because it is her role in the agenda, although it is less likely.

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US knew Ukraine planned to sabotage Nord Stream - WaPo

General Valery Zaluzhny
© AFP / Ukrainian Presidential Press Service
General Valery Zaluzhny attends a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, December 28, 2022
The White House - which has also been accused of the attack - refused to say whether it tried to stop the alleged plot.

American spies knew for months that Ukrainian state operatives planned on destroying the Nord Stream gas pipelines, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing leaked Pentagon documents. While the report implicates Kiev in the act of sabotage, it does not disprove the theory - put forward by journalist Seymour Hersh - that the US took out the pipelines.

The Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines were destroyed in a series of near-simultaneous explosions off the Danish island of Bornholm in September. The blasts severed a key conduit for Russian natural gas to Europe, effectively removing the possibility of European countries lifting their sanctions on Moscow and restarting gas purchases.

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Bad Guys

By, for, and of Psykopaths

world psychopaths

Comment: This blast from the past - 20 years ago - was ahead of its time. Posted anonymously, it came out before the idea of political psychopaths had gained any public traction. It may be a bit paranoid at times, but at least it's entertaining, and when he's right, he's right.

The Question: What kind of insanity is this? The ZIA not only had the 911 terrorists on a watch list, they watched 'em do it? The Pentagon wasn't hit by any Boeing 757? What do you mean there were no fighter intercepts? The Whitehouse doesn't think Iraq is any threat to the U.S.?


The ZIA (as in "Zentral Intelligence Agency," misspellings throughout designed to temporarily delay/defeat e-mail flags and filters) is an organization by, for, and of genetic psykopaths. The following ZIA members and founders are/were all born psykopaths: John J. McCloy, Bill Donovan, Reinhard Gehlen (Nazi spy master brought into the ZIA}, Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, William Casey, Richard Helms, Sydney Gottlieb, Jolyon West, James Angleton, William Colby, Milt Bearden, E. Howard Hunt, Dewey Claridge, Robert Gates, Deutsch, William Webster, James Woolsey, George Tenet, Bobby Ray Inman. Please don't take my word for it, ask Edwin Wilson or Michael Riconosciuto (the latter of the Inslaw/Promis case, an excellent entry into the "governmental darkside" or "government mafia"). Ask them if they ever knew anyone in the ZIA who believed in right and wrong, who had a conscience, who had a soul. Ask them also if there are any national law enforcement agencies still controlled by people possessing consciences. Since they're paths themselves, they'll know why you're asking but don't worry, they won't be insulted, I'm sure they don't see it as a defect.

[EDITOR: Since this isn't copyrighted (doubly as an anonymous email), and the reasons no longer are necessary, I have run spell check from here to the end. Material in brackets are the editor's.]

Bad Guys

Leaks reveal FBI helps Ukraine censor Twitter users and obtain their info

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has aided a Ukrainian intelligence effort to censor social media users and obtain their personal information, leaked emails reveal.

In March 2022, an FBI Special Agent sent Twitter a list of accounts on behalf of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Ukraine's main intelligence agency. The accounts, the FBI wrote, "are suspected by the SBU in spreading fear and disinformation." In an attached memo, the SBU asked Twitter to remove the accounts and hand over their user data.

The Ukrainian government's FBI-enabled targets extend to members of the media. The SBU list that the FBI provided to Twitter included my name and Twitter profile. In its response to the FBI, Twitter agreed to review the accounts for "inauthenticity" but raised concerns about the inclusion of me and other "American and Canadian journalists."

The FBI's attempt to ban Twitter accounts at the request of Ukrainian intelligence is among the most overt requests for censorship revealed to date in the Twitter Files, a cache of leaked communications from the social media giant.

The FBI's censorship request was relayed in a March 27th, 2022 email from FBI Special Agent Aleksandr Kobzanets, the Assistant Legal Attaché at the US Embassy in Kyiv, to two Twitter executives. Four FBI colleagues were copied on the exchange.

Blue Planet

The Middle East: Goodbye America, hello China?

Mohammed Bin Salman Xi Jinping
© Saudi Press Agency via Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping in Riyadh on December 8, 2022
In an attempt to salvage his country's waning influence in the Middle East, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is embarking on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia this week. But advancing "strategic cooperation" with his Saudi and Gulf counterparts may well prove an uphill battle.

In July last year, President Joe Biden attended the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in the kingdom and vowed that the United States "will not walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia, or Iran". But that is precisely what has been happening.

Despite US objections, the past year has seen its regional allies go hybrid: they have improved relations with Beijing and Tehran and maintained strong ties with Moscow.


WHO and EU announce global system of vaccine passports for 'future pandemics'

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EU/WHO Digital Covid Certified Passport
The World Health Organisation and the European Union yesterday announced their collaboration on global digital vaccine passports at a joint press conference in Geneva.

According to the press release posted on the WHO website:
In June 2023, WHO will take up the European Union system of digital COVID-19 certification to establish a global system that will help facilitate global mobility and protect citizens across the world from on-going and future health threats, including pandemics. This is the first building block of the WHO Global Digital Health Certification Network (GDHCN) that will develop a wide range of digital products to deliver better health for all.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:
Building on the EU's highly successful digital certification network, WHO aims to offer all WHO Member States access to an open-source digital health tool, which is based on the principles of equity, innovation, transparency and data protection and privacy. New digital health products in development aim to help people everywhere receive quality health services quickly and more effectively.
Based on the EU Global Health Strategy and WHO Global strategy on digital health, the initiative follows the November 30th, 2022 agreement between the EU and WHO to enhance strategic cooperation on global health issues.

Comment: 'Global system of vaccine passports for future pandemics'...double jeopardy is the promise.


Trump demands judge recuse himself from DA Bragg case

Former US President Donald Trump • Biden Campaign Donor Judge Juan M. Merchan
Former President Donald Trump has demanded the recusal of the judge overseeing Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case against him, arguing that the judge lacks impartiality. Trump's legal team submitted a filing to the court, highlighting Judge Juan Merchan's involvement in a previous case where he encouraged Allen Weisselberg, a former Trump Organization executive, to cooperate against Trump. They also raised concerns about the judge's daughter's political and financial interests in the case's outcome.

According to Trump's attorneys, Judge Merchan's daughter is employed by Authentic Strategies, a left-wing advertising group that could potentially profit from the case. It has publicly taken positions against President Trump and has raised over $74 million in campaign contributions for Democrat clients since 2018.

Authentic Campaigns' clients include progressive causes and Democrat elected officials, such as the Biden-Harris campaign, Kamala Harris for the People, and Hakeem Jeffries. Authentic Campaigns prominently displays a campaign rally for Vice President Kamala Harris on its website and features the "Biden Harris" campaign as its client.

The Trump legal defense pointed out that the case's resolution may impact political messaging during the 2024 electoral cycle and shape Authentic's client engagements.

Comment: Game on: The Left will use every ploy in their arsenal to provoke reactions from Trump.


Russia will 'never again' accept US rules - Lavrov

© Alexander Vilf/Sputnik
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov
Russia is at the forefront of a global rebellion against US hegemony, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

Speaking on a visit to Tajikistan on Monday, Lavrov stated that Russia's diplomatic corps is increasing its global engagement after a period of disarray that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"Over the last couple of years, we have been returning to Africa [and] Latin America. A determination has accumulated never to accept the 'rules' that Washington is imposing. Its role is diminishing, slowly but surely. An increasing number of nations are disillusioned with it."
The US-backed 'rules-based order' is prone to inconsistency whenever any nation attempts to determine its own policies, Lavrov said. He added that Russia is "at the very forefront" of resisting Western pressure, despite the US and its "subjugated" allies targeting Moscow with sanctions and attempting to isolate it. In practice, they have failed to separate Russia from the international community, the diplomat argued.

Lavrov said that US foreign policy was aimed at destabilizing certain parts of the world, so that Washington could "fish in the troubled water" under the guise of fighting terrorism and offering security. This is among the ways Washington coerces others into accepting its orders, the Russian foreign minister added.

Comment: Gloves are off, façades are exposed and true leaders say what is.