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Israeli Health Minister compares his obligation to vaccinate Palestinians to Palestinians' responsibility to care for 'dolphins in the Mediterranean'

Israel Health Minister Yuli Edelstein
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Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein
Andrew Marr of the BBC grilled Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein about why Israel is not extending its vaccination program to the Palestinian people in territories it occupies, and Edelstein said Israel has no more obligation to them than the Palestinian minister of health has to "take care of dolphins in the Mediterranean." Yes, you heard that right.

Mr. Potato

Blast from the past: Things we have (not) missed about Jen Psaki

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden has now declared victory in the November vote, despite Donald Trump's insistence that the election was rigged. On Sunday, Biden named Obama-era staffer Jen Psaki as a potential candidate for White House Press Secretary.

What some have feared has become reality - Jen Psaki is returning to the White House, of course, if Joe Biden is confirmed as the new US president by the Electoral College in December.

Before assuming the role of White House communications director under President Barack Obama back in 2015, Psaki had already made history with some of her most controversial, and often simply faulty, statements while working as the State Department's spokesperson, a position she was tapped for in 2013.

Comment: Lucky for Psaki, the presstitutes will treat her with kid gloves, and guarantee a soft landing for her gaffes.




Target

Hopkins: That's All Folks!

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As they used to say at the end of all those wacky Looney Tunes cartoons, that's all folks! The show is over. Literal Russian-Asset Hitler, the Latest Greatest Threat to Western Democracy, the Monster of Mar-a-Lago, Trumpzilla, Trumpenstein, the Ayatollah of Orange Shinola, has finally been humiliated and given the bum-rush out of Washington by the heroic forces of the GloboCap "Resistance," with a little help from the US military. The whole thing went exactly to script.

Well ... OK, not quite exactly to script. Despite four years of dire warnings by the corporate media, the Intelligence Community, Hollywood celebrities, the Democratic Party, faux anti-fascists, fake-Left pundits, and pretty much every utterly deluded, Trump-obsessed liberal with an Internet connection, there was no Hitlerian "Reichstag Fire," no Boogaloo, no Civil War II, no coup, no white-supremacist uprising. Nothing. The man simply got on a chopper and was flown away to his Florida resort.

I know, you're probably thinking ... "Wow, how embarrassing for the GloboCap 'Resistance,' being exposed as a bunch of utterly shameless, neo-Goebbelsian propagandists, and liars, and hysterical idiots, and such!" And, in any other version of reality, you'd have a point ... but not in this one.

Propaganda

'US plundering Syrian oil to send to Israel' - former US diplomat

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Syria's state-run media earlier reported that 200 troops had been flown to US bases in al-Shaddadi on 21 January for future deployment at Omar oil field and Koniko gas field in neighbouring Deir ez-Zor province. It was also reported that the US-led military coalition had dispatched 40 truckloads of weapons and logistical equipment to Hasakah.

The United States is plundering Syria's natural resources to send them to other places that will benefit from American theft, claimed J. Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia.

"The United States of America is moving soldiers from Iraq, which it is occupying, to Syria, which it continues to occupy, in order to steal Syrian oil from the Syrian people and to send the oil to somewhere else, presumably to the Apartheid entity (Israel) and other places that will benefit from American theft of Syrian oil," the American political commentator and author was quoted as saying by Press TV on 23 January.

Comment: See also: :


Bad Guys

Ben Swann interviews Gad Saad: Dems want a war on 'domestic terror'

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Now that the Neo-Liberal order has taken control of all branches of the Federal Government, media, big tech and academia, the new push for is a "war on domestic terror". Plus, there is now talk of "deprogramming" Trump supporters. I speak with Gad Saad, author of "The Parasitic Mind" about how to overcome this. Saad explains that 10's of millions of Americans must now channel their "inner honey badger."


Black Cat

Dissecting the political anatomy of The Big Steal

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"Biden totally won"
The brazen theft of the American 2020 presidential election will go down in history as one of the most notorious and consequential crimes of the Twenty-First Century. While many observers did, indeed, accurately anticipate massive vote fraud by Democrats, I imagine that most of us were still astonished at the breadth and audacity of the criminal conspiracy that stole Trump's undeniable November 3 victory.

Republican poll watchers were banned around the country, and court orders for their return were ignored, even by law enforcement. There were more "unbalanced" precincts around Detroit than there were "balanced" ones (meaning their vote counts did not match up). There were almost 200,000 more votes than actual voters in Pennsylvania. Thousands of mail-in ballots were counted without ever being mailed or even before being mailed. We even caught them stuffing ballot counters on film! But nothing was done.

The United States is now a banana republic.

How on Earth did this happen?

X

The Supreme Court just handed Donald Trump an important legal victory: Emoluments lawsuits are now dropped

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US Supreme Court
It was a story that loomed over the Trump presidency throughout his four years, due to breathless reporting about every possible way that the billionaire real estate mogul might profit while in office.

The Supreme Court just put an end to such endless speculation by dropping the emoluments clause cases. The Associated Press reported:
"The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency.

"The justices threw out Trump's challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution's emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel and patronize other businesses owned by the former president and his family."

Comment: Check out Trump's stance on his business holdings, not under his control when President, and his generosity to America during his term of service:




Dollars

'Dark money' helped pave Joe Biden's path to the White House

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US President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.

Biden's winning campaign was backed by $145 million in so-called dark money donations, a type of fundraising Democrats have decried for years. Those fundraising streams augmented Biden's $1.5 billion haul, in itself a record for a challenger to an incumbent president.

That amount of dark money dwarfs the $28.4 million spent on behalf of his rival, former President Donald Trump. And it tops the previous record of $113 million in anonymous donations backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.

Democrats have said they want to ban dark money as uniquely corrupting, since it allows supporters to quietly back a candidate without scrutiny. Yet in their effort to defeat Trump in 2020, they embraced it.

Comment: The takeaway: Dark money, dark election, dark times ahead - it can't be otherwise.


Broom

EU states no longer recognise Guaido as Venezuela's interim president

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela December 5, 2020.
Venezuela's Juan Guaido is a "privileged interlocutor" but no longer considered interim president, European Union states said in a statement on Monday, sticking by their decision to downgrade his status.

The EU's 27 states had said on Jan. 6 they could no longer legally recognise Guaido as after he lost his position as head of parliament following legislative elections in Venezuela in December, despite the EU not recognising that vote.

Following the disputed re-election of President Nicolas Maduro in 2018, Guaido, as head of parliament, became interim president. Guaido is still seen by the United States and Britain as Venezuela's rightful leader.

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Syringe

Helsinki Committee: Israeli government's and Pfizer's illegal experiment on humans

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The contract and attached agreement signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans. A senior official told Calcalist:
"Reading the contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study for all intents and purposes, and thus, it had to be approved by the Helsinki Committee.

"There is nothing wrong with clinical trials, but clinical trials (human trials) must get the committee's approval, and of course, from the people on whom the trial is being conducted while giving them the right to refuse to be part of a trial. These are fundamental things."
The Supreme Helsinki Commission is expected to submit its opinion to the Ministry of Health stating that the immunization process, led by the Israeli government together with Pfizer, is fundamentally clinical research - the code name for human trials - and thus, had to receive explicit and detailed approval of the committee, according to Calcalist.

The opinion is expected to be handed over to the director-general of the Ministry of Health, Hezi Levy - possibly even today.

Comment: Why, indeed, would Israel want/need its population vaccinated before a proper testing guaranteed safety and positive results? Political ploy or something else? The contract can be found here.