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Britain at war-provoking the consequences with Russia

Minister of Defense, Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace
On the 19th of May, the Financial Times quoted the British Minister of Defense, Ben Wallace, stating that the West could face the threat of full-scale war with Russia and China by the end of the decade and proclaimed defence preparation a paramount task for Western countries.

One has to wonder what universe Mr. Wallace and his boss, Rishi Sunak, are living in since Britain is engaged in war with Russia right now, has, with every step, every hostile action, set itself up for a full-scale war, a full-scale catastrophe, which they cannot prevent. Why Britain would go to war with China as well as Russia when China has not threatened it and is oceans away, no one can explain in rational terms. Yet, this is the British rhetoric, the fetishistic parroting of the words of their lord and master, the USA.

Many argue that statements, a war is not happening, that it is something that exits only in the future, are desperate attempts to fool the British people, to lie to them about their government's intentions and what is coming. Others argue that they are signs that the British government has no sense of reality. But, in the end, one has to conclude that they are both at the same time.


Durham blasts the FBI, but ignores the role of Russiagate ringleader, John Brennan

John Brennan

The Durham Report fails to identify the ringleader of the Russiagate fiasco, John Brennan. It was Brennan who first reported "contacts... between Russian officials and persons in the Trump campaign".
It was also Brennan who initially referred the case to the FBI. It was also Brennan who "hand-picked" the analysts who cobbled together the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) which said that Putin was trying to swing the election in Trump's favor. And, it was also Brennan who hijacked the "Trump-Russia-meme" from the Hillary campaign in order to prosecute his war on Trump. At every turn, Brennan was there, massaging the intelligence, pulling the strings, and micromanaging the entire operation from behind the scenes. So, while it might seem like the FBI was 'leading the Russiagate charge', it was actually Brennan who was calling the shots. This is from an article by Aaron Mate:
"...it is clear that Brennan's role in propagating the collusion narrative went far beyond his work on the ICA. (Intelligence Community Assessment) A close review of facts that have slowly come to light reveals that he was a central architect and promoter of the conspiracy theory from its inception... Brennan stands apart for the outsized role he played in generating and spreading the (collusion) false narrative." The Brennan Dossier: All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate, Aaron Mate, Real Clear Investigations

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Russia should have launched Ukraine operation in 2014 - Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Moscow and Minsk persisted with doomed diplomatic efforts for too long, the Belarusian president believes.

The conflict in Ukraine started years ago and the "only mistake" that Russia and Belarus made was not resolving the issue sooner, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday.

Speaking at a meeting of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) security chiefs, Lukashenko stated that the Ukraine conflict began even before the 2014 Maidan coup in Kiev, which ousted the country's democratically elected president, Viktor Yanukovich.
"I absolutely agree with President [Vladimir] Putin when he says that we did not start this war. It didn't even start in 2014. It started well before 2014. We saw everything that happened here: the 'brown' coup that took place, and what Ukraine has been led into," Lukashenko declared.

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Despite U.S. denials... Kiev regime hasn't gone rogue with strikes on Moscow - It's an obedient cat's paw

Demented Pedophile
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If the United States and its NATO lackeys really wanted to avoid a direct war with Russia, then they know what to do: stop arming the reactionary Kiev regime and get down to serious diplomacy.

This insanely dangerous conflict could end right now.

This week saw a swarm of military drones attack the Russian capital. The Russian authorities claimed that all of the unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down or electronically disabled, but not without some of the aircraft inflicting damage on civilian apartment blocks.

Nearly four weeks ago, a double drone attack was launched on the Kremlin Senate building close to where President Vladimir Putin has a residence.

Moscow has never been attacked in such a symbolic way since the Great Patriotic War when the Soviet Union was fighting Nazi Germany at the very gates of the capital.

Elsewhere across the Russian Federation, Ukrainian drones have targeted major Russian oil and gas installations, as well as military air bases deep inside its territory. Latest reports say Russian children are being evacuated from the Belgorod and Bryansk westerly regions due to constant heavy shelling by Ukrainian forces. Those regions have also seen commando-style incursions by militants using American-supplied armored vehicles. The CIA media front Radio Free Europe is evidently delighted by the anticipated sapping of Russian morale.

Russia is incrementally being subjected to a tightening aggressive vice, which when viewed in perspective presents a shocking attempted assault on its existential interests. Moscow has warned that its national defense doctrine permits the use of nuclear weapons if its existential interests are threatened. The U.S. and its NATO partners are provocatively shaping the Ukraine conflict into Russia's existential concerns. The aggression is being fully directed and intensified by Washington and its NATO accomplices, in particular Britain.

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Gaunt and ghostly, Georgia's jailed ex-president nears death in hospital

Mikheil Saakashvili
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Georgia's jailed ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili is seen via a video link in February during a hearing to consider a request to release him or defer, over health concerns, his six-year sentence for abuse of power.

Comment: Tthe Guardian puts out a puff piece attempting to rehabilitate a war criminal who among other things, fanned the flames of Ukraine's neonazi coup. While a person's imminent death is tragic, it does not warrant whitewashing his past or abetting his lies.

Mikheil Saakashvili warned of Putin's ambitions 15 years ago. Now he tells of torture by a regime that panders to Moscow

Locked up in a Tbilisi hospital, Mikheil Saakashvili is slowly wasting away.

"I am asking to be transferred to Poland, as it is crystal clear that in Georgian hospital I will die," Georgia's former president wrote in response to questions from the Observer last week. His answers were scrawled in blue ballpoint pen on sheets of paper, passed to his lawyers.

Photographs and video of Saakashvili in hospital show him gaunt and confused. A recent report from independent experts suggested his health has deteriorated severely and he will soon face irreversible organ damage. Since his arrest, he says, his weight has halved to 60kg.

Comment: Over the years, Mikheil Saakashvili cut a wide destructive path through the politics of the countries bordering Russia. Though they may never express it, many will not mourn him.


RFK Jr. calls for "mature conversation" on Ukraine as Admin is "lying to us"

2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has once again blasted the United States government for lying to the public and to the world about Ukraine, while calling out the Military Industrial Complex in particular.

It's not the first time. Earlier this month an avalanche of mainstream media headlines condemned his take when he told UnHerd the following: "We should have listened to Putin over many years. We made a commitment to Russia, to Gorbachev, that we would not move NATO one inch to the east. Then we went in, and we lied."

More recent speaking engagements wherein he utters unpopular truths on Ukraine have gone viral this week. In one of them, he tells an audience at a campaign event, "Our government is lying to us about it. The media is going on with the lie...It's a laundering operation for the Military Industrial Complex."


The FBI's seditious behavior

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Long before House or Senate Republicans ever dared to push back on the FBI or any other federal institution, it had been no secret that the majority of a bi-partisan Congress had a habit of disappearing, of being unwilling or intimidated to directly challenge willful institutional insubordination; whether on the part of Federal agencies or its personnel in what some might identify today as a form of sedition.

Fast forward to the recently released 316 page Durham Report which has articulated details of the FBI's open and continued defiance of Congress and the Constitution as the recent House interim report on the Select Subcommittee on Weaponization of Federal Government has confirmed a similar lack of respect for the Rule of Law. The timing of both Durham and the House hearing could only have been a divinely-inspired coincidence as both share a duplicative message meant to resonate with the American people: that the Federal government's justice system is near-total collapse.

Despite no realistic expectation that Durham would produce a stunning final verdict and uncertainty as to the depth of FBI 'rot,' the fact that the FBI interfered in the 2016 election necessitates the removal of Director Wray as well as at least four levels down from their positions of authority ASAP. The Agency may, in fact, be beyond repair with little worth saving except some of the furniture; even as the Democrats propose a new $500 million FBI building larger than the Pentagon.

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Britain 'de facto' at war with Russia - Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev
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Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev attends a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 22, 2023, Hanoi, Vietnam
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has described the UK as waging an "undeclared war" against Russia. The comment came after Britain's foreign secretary condoned a large-scale drone attack on Moscow earlier this week.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Medvedev accused London of being Moscow's "eternal enemy." The former leader, who currently serves as deputy chair of Russia's Security Council, claimed that based on international law, "including the Hague and Geneva Conventions with their additional protocols," Britain "can also be qualified as being at war."

The former president argued that by providing Ukraine with weapons and training, the UK "de facto is leading an undeclared war against Russia."

Medvedev hinted that this could have direct ramifications for "public officials" in Britain.


Japan PM fires son after pictures emerge of 'inappropriate' private party at official residence

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his son Shotaro, an executive secretary to the prime minister, at the premier's office in Tokyo, 22 May. Kishida, has sacked son Shotaro amid outcry over a private party at his official residence.
The eldest son of Fumio Kishida, the Japanese prime minister, is to step down as his executive policy secretary amid public outcry over his use of the leader's official residence for a private party.

Photos published by the Shukan Bunshun weekly magazine showed his son Shotaro and about 10 relatives posing or lying on the symbolically important red-carpeted stairs of the residence in an imitation of group photos of newly appointed cabinets. Shotaro is at the centre - the position reserved for the prime minister.

Comment: When keeping it in the family goes wrong...


Beijing reportedly secretly studied Wuhan lab leak hypothesis - but continues to smear it as "anti-China" narrative

George Gao
Chinese authorities secretly investigated a lab at the heart of the row over Covid's origin after the pandemic began, an ex-insider sensationally revealed today.

President Xi Jinping's communist administration has repeatedly denied the lab leak hypothesis, labelling it a smear campaign by 'anti-China' forces and insisting the virus emerged naturally.

Yet Beijing considered the theory credible enough to instigate its own formal probe, according to the former chief of the country's own public health watchdog, the equivalent of the UK Health Security Agency or Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US.

Professor George Gao, who ran the organisation when the pandemic began towards the end of 2019, claimed the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was 'double-checked' by government-backed experts.

The BBC says Professor Gao's explosive revelation — shared with them — is the first acknowledgement of any internal inquiry taking place over the lab leak theory.

Discussing the possibility himself in a new podcast aimed to exploring the origins of the virus, he said: 'You can always suspect anything. That's science. Don't rule out anything.'

At first, the overwhelming opinion, shared by the world's leading experts, was that Covid crossed naturally from animals infected with a bat coronavirus.

But consensus over how the pandemic began three years ago has slowly started to shift.

The lab leak theory centres around the fact that the virus first emerged miles away from the WIV, where researchers were known to be working on coronaviruses found in bats.