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SOTT Focus: Tucker, Putin, and the Apocalypse

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and independent journalist Tucker Carlson
Alexander Dugin analyses the impact of Tucker Carlson's interview with Vladimir Putin, emphasising its potential to avert an apocalypse by reshaping the ideological battlegrounds within Russia and influencing perceptions in the West.

Why is Tucker Carlson's interview considered pivotal for both the West and Russia?

Let us start with the simpler part: Russia. Here, Tucker Carlson has become a focal point for two polar opposites within Russian society: ideological patriots and elite Westernisers who nonetheless remain loyal to Putin and the Special Military Operation. For patriots, Tucker Carlson is simply 'one of us'. He is a traditionalist, a right-wing conservative, and a staunch opponent of liberalism. This is what twenty-first-century emissaries to the Russian tsar look like.

Putin does not often interact with prominent representatives of the fundamentally conservative camp. The attention the Kremlin pays him ignites the patriot's heart, inspiring the continuation of a conservative-traditionalist course in Russia itself. Now it is possible and necessary: Russian power has defined its ideology. We have embarked on this path and will not deviate from it. Yet, patriots are always afraid we will. No.

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SOTT Focus: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - January 2024: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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2024 started with a bang: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck western Japan, destroying and collapsing buildings, causing fires, and knocking out infrastructure on Japan's main island of Honshu just as families were celebrating New Year's Day. More than 33,400 people were in evacuation centers and at least 200 buildings collapsed. Some 30,000 households were without power and more than 110,000 were without running water. The death toll rose to over 200, with more than 100 still unaccounted for. Strong aftershocks buried more homes and blocked roads vital for aid deliveries.

Record freezing conditions caused widespread disruption around the world in January. In the US, all 50 states were hit by heavy snowfall at the same time this season; 55% of the continental US was covered in snow - an unprecedented event. This caused widespread travel disruption, thousands of canceled flights, power outages, and damaged infrastructure nationwide.

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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: USA's Terrorist Proxy War Substitute For Actual War Against Iran

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On Friday night the US military says it fired 125 missiles at 85 targets in Iraq and Syria in 'retaliation' for 'Iranian-backed militias' firing a drone at a US base in Jordan and killing three American soldiers. Why didn't Russian air defenses in Syria attempt to block the US airstrikes? Why did the Jordanian government initially deny any base in its country had been hit? What are these 'Iran-backed militias'? And will this escalate into direct war between major world powers?

This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall take you on a tour outside the BS zone of the Western 'infosphere' to learn what's actually happening in the Middle East.


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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: ICJ Orders Israel to Prevent Genocide, West Responds by Slashing Aid to Gaza

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You have to hand it to Israel. In the space of 24 hours it diverted international media focus from the ICJ's ruling that it 'must prevent genocide' and 'allow humanitarian aid into Gaza' into a de facto Western blockade of humanitarian aid into Gaza by alleging that the UN agency working to keep Gazans alive was 'involved in the terror attacks of October 7th' - a decision that is going to cause famine and disease, forcing Gazans to die or flee.

Also on this NewsReal, Joe & Niall discuss the growing attacks against Anglo-American targets in the Middle East, the widespread farmers' protests in Europe, the promotion of 'World War Three' in NATO countries, and the Texas border showdown.


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SOTT Focus: BBC documentary on Western Death Squad in Yemen: Israeli Security Firm Hired by UAE Paid American Mercenaries to Carry Out Political Assassinations

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© Jack Garland/BBCThe son of Yemeni human rights laywer Huda al-Sarari was fatally shot in 2019
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has funded politically motivated assassinations in Yemen, a BBC investigation has found.

Training provided by American mercenaries - hired by the UAE in 2015 - has then been used by Emiratis to instruct locals, sparking a surge in targeted killings, a whistleblower says.

The findings come as conflict in Yemen has returned to the international spotlight following attacks on ships in the Red Sea.

The UAE government has denied the allegations in our investigation - that it had assassinated those without links to terrorism - saying they were "false and without merit".

The killing spree in Yemen - more than 100 assassinations in a three-year period - is just one element of an ongoing bitter internecine conflict pitting several international powers against each other in the Middle East's poorest country.


Comment: So, as in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan, the West - working closely with Israelis - have been running a death squad in Yemen. What the above text description doesn't mention, but which is clear from the above BBC documentary video, is that these assassinations were reported in Western media as having been done by 'ISIS'. And so, once again, we see that 'ISIS', like 'al-Qaeda' before it, is Western-Israeli military-intelligence assassinating political figures it believes pose a challenge to their influence over the 'management' of global energy supplies coming from the Middle East.
Yemen has the misfortune to inhabit strategic real estate. Lying at the southern end of the Arabian peninsula, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea down to the Bab el-Mandeb strait to its west, the Gulf of Aden to the south and Oman to its east. Its territory also includes islands in the Red Sea and around the Bab el-Mandeb strait. The strait, an 18-mile gap between the east coast of Africa and the Arabian peninsula, is a potential chokepoint for the heavily-used shipping route from the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
The crux of the matter is: who controls Yemen, controls vital shipping lanes. And, to the consternation of all, it turns out to be the Houthis, who have exercised this ability to attempt to force Israel to cease its genocide in Gaza. So now the Western Powers are back to outright bombing Yemen...


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SOTT Focus: Israeli HQ Ordered Troops to Shoot Israeli Captives on 7 October

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© Jim Hollander / UPIVehicles stacked up near the southern Israeli town of Netivot, near Gaza, in November. They were destroyed soon after Palestinian fighters began taking captives on 7 October. A new investigation by Israeli journalists has concluded that 70 such vehicles were blown up by Israeli fire.
At midday on 7 October Israel's supreme military command ordered all units to prevent the capture of Israeli citizens "at any cost" - even by firing on them.

The military "instructed all its fighting units to perform the Hannibal Directive in practice, although it did so without stating that name explicitly," Israeli journalists revealed last weekend.

The revelations came in a new investigative article by Ronen Bergman and Yoav Zitun, two journalists with extensive sources inside Israel's military and intelligence establishment.

They also revealed that "some 70 vehicles" driven by Palestinian fighters returning to Gaza were blown up by Israeli helicopter gunships, drones or tanks.

Many of these vehicles contained Israeli captives.

The journalists wrote that, "it is not clear at this stage how many of the captives were killed due to the operation of this order" to the air force that they should prevent return to Gaza at all costs.

"At least in some of the cases, everyone in the vehicle was killed," the journalists explain.

Comment: If that's what is being published in Israeli media, imagine what they are leaving out...


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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: Raindrops Before The Storm? Multiple Mid-East Countries Fire Missiles at Each Other

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So many Mid-East countries have carried out missile strikes against each other of late, it's becoming hard to track them all... Just last week, Iran fired at Pakistan, Pakistan fired back, Israel fired at Lebanon, Iran fired at Syria, Iraqi militias fired at a US airbase in Iraq, Jordan fired at Syria, and the US-UK fired at Yemen. Is this just 'temporary tensions' playing themselves out? Or raindrops before an almighty storm?

Gazans, meanwhile, continue dying in droves as Israel's 'final solution' stops at nothing to drive them out: mass executions, extreme psychological torture, hunger and disease, and systematic desecration of cemeteries.

Also in this NewsReal: 'Ukraine' strikes Russian energy infrastructure (again), still no signs of life from US SecDef Lloyd Austin, and Putin just casually mentions that the 2020 US presidential election was rigged. All goes well at the end of empire...


Running Time: 01:51:59

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SOTT Focus: NewsReal: What Really Happened to Lloyd Austin, And What Were Jews Doing in Those Tunnels?

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This NewsReal opens with a closer look at the official line that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has been out of the public eye for several weeks due to "hospitalization for a urinary tract infection arising from previously undisclosed surgery for prostate cancer" - supposedly without telling anyone, not even the White House!

Second major topic: what in the name of God were those Jews doing 'tunneling' under their own world HQ of the Orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch sect in Brooklyn?

Also, Hunter Biden's bizarre appearance in Congress, Texas clashes with DC over the millions of illegals crossing the US Southern border, the ICJ genocide case opens against Israel, France's new 'government', and a wild conspiracy theory: another 'global pandemic' ahead of the US election?


Running Time: 01:59:09

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SOTT Focus: American Citizen Gonzalo Lira Dies From Neglect in Ukrainian Prison

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Gonzalo Lira, a prominent commentator on the Russia-Ukraine war imprisoned in Ukraine for speech critical of the country's government, has died after weeks of medical neglect by Ukrainian authorities.

Chilean-American war commentator Gonzalo Lira died shortly before noon on January, 11, 2024 at a hospital in Kharkiv, where he had been imprisoned for eight months since he was accused of justifying Russian war efforts in Ukraine.

Lira came to prominence in 2022 when he emerged as a critical voice in an increasingly dictatorial Ukraine. His arrest in May 2023 on charges of "production and dissemination of materials justifying Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine" helped to galvanize domestic opposition to US funding for the war and led to calls for his release by tech baron Elon Musk and American political commentator Tucker Carlson.

A note written by Lira and provided by his father to The Grayzone indicates his death came after a nearly three-month battle with pneumonia, a condition which was apparently ignored by his Ukrainian jailers until just weeks before his death. Lira's death was revealed by his father, Gonzalo Lira, Sr., who had spent weeks pleading with the American embassy to intervene in his son's medical emergency.

Emails reviewed by The Grayzone show that after learning of his son's illness, the senior Lira urged the embassy to intervene on January 3. In a message to US officials, he noted that Ukrainian authorities appeared to make an effort to conceal information about Lira Jr.'s health from his family and legal representatives. "The medical warden in the pre-trial jail in Kharkiv is not giving information as to the state of his health," he wrote, concluding: "It has been 12 days since I knew his state."


Comment: An RT report on the death of Gonzalo Lira:


Gonzalo's last words before he was re-arrested attempting to escape Ukraine:





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Flashback SOTT Focus: Targeting the Houthis: The West's Obliteration of Yemen by Covert Means


Comment: In light of the Anglo-Americans finally plucking up the courage to bomb Yemen to protect global shipping protect Israel, here's some recent historical context for understanding who the Houthis are, why the Empire of Lies wants to crush them, and thus why they resist the Beast...


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© UnknownIn August, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, declared after visiting the country: "Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years."
Saudi Arabia's unilateral blockade of Yemen since late March 2015 has caused a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions in the Arabian peninsula. It is extremely difficult for journalists, aid workers and diplomats to access the country, but from the little information that does leak out, it is clear the situation there is dire. From a population of 25 million - about the same as Syria's pre-2011 - at least 16 million Yemenis are without clean water, there is a critical shortage of medicine, and 6.5 million civilians are at risk of starvation, including 1.7 million children presently at risk of malnutrition. Peter Maurer, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said after visiting the country last August: "Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years."

Widespread aerial bombardment by air forces of the Saudi and Gulf states - with significant direct and indirect military assistance from the US and UK - has killed thousands of Yemeni civilians. During a press briefing early this year, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported that "the number of civilian casualties recorded between 26 March and 31 December, 2015 [is] 8,119 people, including 2,795 killed and 5,324 wounded." However, Dr. Judith Brown, who worked in Yemen for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, points out that the death toll resulting from this military intervention is probably much higher than reported.