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What does America stand to gain by surrounding Russia with missiles?

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US President Joe Biden • Russian President Vladimir Putin • Ukraine
In the wake of the December 31 phone call between Presidents Biden and Putin, two very different perceptions of reality were brought into conflict which we can only pray will be resolved in the coming days and weeks of meetings between both sides.

Where one side sees itself committed to supporting Ukraine's independent right to join NATO in order to help empower the trans Atlantic rules based order, the other side sees an encroaching military encirclement of its vast territory under a military doctrine dubbed "full spectrum dominance". This latter doctrine, born in the bowels of Brzezinski's "Flexible Response" doctrine of 1980, assumes that it is possible to deliver a nuclear first strike on Russia (and China) with only minor "acceptable" rates of collateral damage suffered as a consequence.

Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul correctly identified President Putin's fears of NATO's ongoing encroachment in a December 21 tweet, but was McFaul correct to dismiss these concerns as the crazy ravings of a paranoid Russian dictator with no bearing in reality? Or is there something to Putin's fears?

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Putin stamps out the fire in Kazakhstan and Ukraine

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Troops in Almaty's main Republic Square • January 6, 2022
This week's events in Kazakhstan are not surprising.

Less than one week before a major summit between the United states NATO and Russia over the security architecture of Eastern Europe, we're treated to another failed color revolution in the most strategically important place along Russia's southern border.

There was looting, horrific violence and former government buildings, the ultimate symbols of power, set on fire.

What may have been surprising was how quickly Russia and Kazakh's President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev invoked the CSTO to come in and stop the nonsense. But, if it didn't happen this way the consequences for Russia and the rest of Asia would have been catastrophic.


Comment: CTSO: Collective Security Treaty Organization


Kazakhstan is simply too big and too important for Russia to even consider allowing to fall back into the hands of someone like Nursultan Nasarbaev, a true post-Soviet meglomaniac, Russophobe and self-interested jackass whose double dealings with the West are just shy of those by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This article by Fyodor Lukyanov, brings up a lot of good points about what this intervention means for the future and I highly recommend it. But what's most important now is that this was a stiff message to Washington, London and Brussels. Get out of Central Asia and stay out. Russia is now in control of the Heartland.

The situation is complicated.

Attention

What they REALLY mean by 'living with Covid'

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"Covi...I'm home!"
Why are media dialing back on the Covid hysteria? Is it because the "pandemic" is really over? Or is it an important part of the gaslighting process?

The past few days, even weeks, have seen a definite alteration in the media's attitude to the Covid "pandemic". There have been numerous examples of what, if the media were not so tightly controlled, might be referred to as "dissent". But, since the media is tightly controlled, we must call it an apparent change in the message.

Famously, Dr Steve James, a consultant anaesthetist, confronted UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid over the weakness of the science supporting vaccine mandates. Note this was actually aired on Sky News:
A few days ago Dr Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, went on Good Morning America to discuss the "Omicron" wave, and ended up pointing out that most "omicron deaths" have multiple co-morbidities.

In another interview, with Fox News, Dr Walenksy said the CDC was going to publish data on how many people had died of Covid, and how many died with it.

This begs a series of important questions:
  1. Why is the director of the CDC (seemingly) engaging with these Covid skeptic arguments after two years of pretending they don't exist?
  2. Why would Sky News air, and then tweet out the video clip of a doctor challenging the health secretary?
  3. Why is the Guardian running headlines like "End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce" and quoting medical personnel who say we need to "treat Covid like the flu"?
  4. Why are new studies being promoted that claim T cells from ordinary colds can "protect you from Covid"?

Comment: FYI: It can't be over. The fat lady never sang.


Star of David

Israel says it will not be bound by any nuclear deal with Iran

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Israeli PM Naftali Bennett
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel would not be bound by any nuclear deal with Iran and would continue to consider itself free to act "with no constraints" if necessary.

Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed a week ago in Vienna. France's foreign minister said on Friday that progress had been made, although time is running out.

Bennett said in public remarks, in a briefing to a parliamentary committee:
"In regard to the nuclear talks in Vienna, we are definitely concerned... Israel is not a party to the agreements. Israel is not bound by what will be written in the agreements, if they are signed, and Israel will continue to maintain full freedom of action anywhere any time, with no constraints."
Israel, which has long warned about Iran becoming a nuclear power, has called on countries to maintain a credible military option against Iran while they pursue an agreement.

Comment: If Israel was truly concerned with Iran's nuclear capabilities, it would join those who want the agreement. It's habit of crying 'wolf' increases leverage and options, but only so long as it works. If the agreement comes to pass, we can bet Israel has a 'next move' - be it bluff, false flag, or direct strike. Containing Iran does not contain Israel.


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The time to resist vax passports is now

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Health passport
Once QR code scanning becomes habitual, a social credit system is inevitable.

I had Covid over Christmas break, after my triple-vaxxed husband brought it home from a conference, which means two things: I now have natural immunity, and you will never persuade me that vaccinated people don't spread the virus to others.

That was supposed to be the rationale for vaccine passports. If vaccines prevented the spread of Covid, then there might be value in giving people the peace of mind of knowing their local cafe or museum or office building was a safe space where nobody would infect them.

Now that vaccines turn out to be better at protecting yourself than protecting others, the rationale for making them mandatory is dissolving. And yet this is the exact moment when cities across the country are launching their own vaccine passports.

The cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., all have vaccine passport systems coming into effect this month, covering restaurants, gyms, entertainment venues, and other indoor locations. Los Angeles launched SafePassLA in November, following the lead of San Francisco and New York City, which launched their vaccine passports last fall.

Beaker

Damning new documents reveal Fauci's efforts to quash early beliefs that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered

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Dr. Anthony Fauci
And how debate was shut-down to protect "science"

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins have decried the theory that the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a conspiracy theory.

Back in March 2020, Collins said claims that COVID-19 was engineered in a lab were "outrageous." He pointed to a new study that "debunks such claims by providing scientific evidence that this novel coronavirus arose naturally." Notably, one of the study's authors, Kristian Anderson, had previously informed Fauci that some features of the virus "look engineered."

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Kazakhstan announces departure of Russian-led forces, as covert coup attempt is defeated

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A serviceman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping forces in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says troops will begin to leave in two days

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan was a success, and the multinational deployment will begin a gradual withdrawal in two days, Nur-Sultan said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Parliament, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev explained that all regions of the country are now stable, more than a week after the start of fuel price protests. The authorities have claimed that the demonstration turned violent after being hijacked by terrorists and organized crime groups.

Comment: This is not the CSTO's first successful mission: So much of 'America's Top Ambassador' Blinken's obnoxious comment regarding Russia .


Mr. Potato

CDC says 'over 75 percent' of COVID deaths were in those with 'at least 4 comorbidities'

CDC director Rochelle Walensky
Speaking to Good Morning America, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that "the overwhelming number of deaths, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities, so these are people who were unwell to begin with."

These comments come as questions are being raised about the data collected and parsed by the CDC, with concerns about the gap between those who died with COVID as opposed to those who died because of COVID. There have been concerns that those who died from other causes, but also had COVID at the time of death, have had their deaths attributed to COVID.

"I want to ask you about those encouraging headlines that we're talking about this morning," the host asked. "This new study showing just how well vaccines are working to prevent severe illness. Given that, is it time to start rethinking how we're living with this virus? But it's potentially here to stay?"


Comment: This is pretty much what the data has shown all along, so why admit it now? It would seem people are tiring of nonsensical double speak, but don't expect that things will 'return to normal'. Perhaps the powers that be are indeed winding down the pandemic, but if so, it is only in preparation for the next stage to maintain their near total control over the world population.


Wolf

Scotland's FM Sturgeon threatens Covid restrictions for YEARS to come as 1 in 3 Scottish firms on brink of bankruptcy

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Police have been called to manage an 'unplanned' anti-lockdown demonstration in Glasgow today. Crowds of activists marched in Argyle Street during what the campaign group called a 'Freedom Rally'
People in Scotland may have to wear masks in public places for years to come, Nicola Sturgeonhas warned.

The First Minister insisted that tough curbs dramatically imposed on hospitality venues and large gatherings from Boxing Day had stemmed the spread of Covid, despite official figures showing that Scotland's virus rate is higher than England's.


Comment: It's rather curious that, after 21+ months of nonsensical and deadly lockdowns, the propaganda media have, suddenly, begun to admit how pointless it has all been; which in itself is suspect.


And furious business leaders said Miss Sturgeon's 'gamble' with restrictions must end after they failed to make 'any meaningful difference' to infections in Scotland.

Comment: Sturgeon's pathological behaviour with regards to lockdown is particularly notable considering the revelations by former ambassador Craig Murray that exposed how Sturgeon, her husband, and some of their associates, hatched a "deliberate, prolonged, malicious and concerted" plan to have her competitor, former First Minister, Alex Salmond, jailed over 13 sexual assault allegations.

Salmond was exonerated, and, despite damning evidence against Sturgeon and her cohorts, they emerged unscathed. Whilst Craig Murray was jailed for 4 months for exposing the insidious machinations afoot in Scotland's government: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse




Eye 1

Ice Age Farmer Report: 2021: DARPA funds Soylent Green as empty shelves in USA - #BareShelvesBiden trends

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DARPA is funding the creation of 3D printed food from "mixed waste," to be served "when traditional food is unavailable." #BareShelvesBiden is trending as empty shelves are found across the USA, and the LA Times promises the situation is only going to get worse. The food supply chain is buckling under the pressure of mandates and quarantines. What is the agenda behind this engineered shortage? Find out in this Ice Age Farmer broadcast.


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