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Escobar: Pipeline Terror is the 9/11 of the Raging Twenties

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There's no question that future unbiased historians will rank Russian President Vladimir Putin's address on the Return of the Baby Bears - Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia - on September 30 as a landmark inflection point of the Raging Twenties.

The underlying honesty and clarity mirror his speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference, but this time largely transcending the trappings of the geopolitical New Great Game.

This was an address to the collective Global South. In a key passage, Putin remarked how "the world has entered a period of revolutionary transformations, which are fundamental in nature. New development centers are being formed, they represent the majority."

As he made the direct connection between multipolarity and strengthening of sovereignty, he took it all the way to the emergence of a new anti-colonial movement, a turbocharged version of the Non-Aligned Movement of the 1960s:
"We have many like-minded people all over the world, including in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. A liberating, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is already developing in various countries and societies. Its subjectivity will only grow. It is this force that will determine the future geopolitical reality."
Yet the speech's closure was all about transcendence - in a spiritual tone. The last full paragraph starts with "Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice".

Comment: Putin's full speech can be found here.

Comment: Many countries in the Global South have noticed that things are changing and where the wind is blowing: A multipolar world is emerging while the old hegemon is trying hopelessly to avoid the inevitable loss of its glorified status as exceptional.

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MindMatters: Trans-ing Reality: From Transhuman Flesh to Transcendent Spirit

Materiality. Spirituality. Pathology. Normal healthy behavior. All came to the fore recently in the story about the Canadian trans teacher who came to his class wearing gigantic prosthetic breasts complete with shirt-popping plastic nipples. What does this behavior say about him that he would chose to express himself in such a way? And what does his inner makeup have in common with the other 'trans' currently making societal waves these days - transhumanism?

Join us this week as we take a look at the trans trends that seem so at odds with higher values, the inclinations of which seem to serve our very worst potentialities as individuals. And moving on from the transhuman delusion, we contrast the flesh to the spirit, with one of Luc's latest writings as inspiration.

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NewsReal: NordStream Sabotage And The End of The (Western) World

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What a week - A nationalist wins election in Italy, 'someone' blows up NordStream, Russia formally annexes 4 regions of Ukraine, and Putin delivers a speech for the ages!

This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss the brazen ecological/economic terrorism of blowing up Europe's primary energy source amidst an ecological/economic crisis, the Russian 'loss' in Ukraine of welcoming four new regions into Russia (we know, that's illogical, but such is Western groupthink these days!), and the global rallying call from Putin in his historic speech denouncing Anglo-American imperialism and its crimes against humanity.

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BOTH Nord Stream Gas Pipelines Deliberately Ruptured - German Govt Suspects "Sabotage" Caused by "Special Forces Linked to Ukraine"

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Record LNG exports to Europe reportedly threaten America's domestic gas consumption
Authorities in Germany are trying to establish what caused a sudden drop in pressure in the defunct Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with a spokesperson for its operator saying it could have been a leak.

Comment: It's actually both pipelines that are affected. And no, it's not a 'leak'. 'Someone' (*ahem* the USA) sabotaged both lines, causing gas to spew into the Baltic Sea.

The pipeline has been one of the flashpoints in an escalating energy war between Europe and Moscow since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February that has pummelled western economies and sent gas prices soaring.

Comment: NordStream has been the Anglo-Americans' target for almost a decade. Now, they've finally done it in.

Nord Stream 2's operator said pressure in the undersea pipeline dropped from 105 to 7 bar overnight.

Comment: That statement from the German Economy Ministry is contradicted by this one given to German newspaper Tagesspiegel, which cites German govt sources as suspecting "sabotage" behind this "targeted attack" that caused a "violent disruption." They further reported that the sabotage was likely "carried out with special forces, e.g. navy divers, or a submarine." Their suspects are "Ukrainians, or forces linked to Ukraine."

Which is a polite way of saying they suspect that the Americans are behind this.

Ukraine does not have the capability to enter Danish waters undetected with a submersible in order blow up large pipelines on the sea floor. Influential "forces linked to Ukraine" DO have means and motive. And the German govt knows it. Now Europe really will freeze this winter.

This sabotage is causing environmental damage and potentially threatens the safety of ships in the Baltic Sea. If they see no problem with sabotaging a gas pipeline to 'win against Russia', what other damage might the Americans be prepared to do in Europe?

This chilling statement from the US 'president' in February this year - 3 weeks BEFORE Russian forces entered Ukraine - makes more sense now:

Just four days ago the Russian FSB says it "prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian special services to commit a sabotage and terrorist act at the facility of the oil and gas complex that supplies energy to Turkey and Europe."

The Ukrainian special services - like everything else Ukrainian these days - is nothing without the American (and British) special services. We can thus reasonably conclude that the Anglo-Americans are actively destroying the remaining energy links between Russia and Europe ahead of the winter.

Are they trying to kill tens of millions of people?

Update 15:00 CET

It's looking more and more like the perpetrators did in fact blow up the pipelines, and in multiple places.
"This is not a small crack. It's a really big hole," said the Danish Energy Agency.
Footage of one of the leaks:

It's enormous:

Update 21:30 CET

Former Polish defense minister and now Washington think-tanker and MEP knows who carried out this act of eco-terrorism, and thanks them for it:

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NewsReal: Putin's New Move in Ukraine: Russian Referenda

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"Sham democracy!" screamed Western media in unison, following Putin's historic announcement on 21 September 2022 that referenda would be held shortly in the breakaway Donbass republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, along with two more neighboring regions of southeastern Ukraine.

In this NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss the Russian 'escalation' in southeastern Ukraine; the historic Italian election; the endless 'headlies' about Putin, nukes and Russia; Western leaders' god-awful 'leadership'; and Lavrov's dynamite speech at the 77th UN General Assembly.

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Lavrov at 77th UN General Assembly: 'Anglo-Saxons Have Completely Subjugated Europe - EU Sliding Into Dictatorship'

Years of NATO encroachment on Russia and the West's refusal to negotiate over Ukraine left Russia "no choice" but to launch its special military operation, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the UN on Saturday. However, Lavrov added that Russia is now shaping "the future of the world order."

"The US and its allies want to stop the march of history," Lavrov declared from the podium in New York, describing how in the aftermath of the Cold War, Washington appointed itself "almost an envoy of God on earth," launching foreign conflicts at will and expanding the NATO alliance deeper into Eastern Europe.

The shifting of NATO's borders to the east and its official declaration of interest in the Indo-Pacific region mean that the US-led bloc "now has the goal of subjugating the Asian area," Lavrov stated. However, it was the West's refusal to negotiate over Ukraine that led Russia to fight back, he continued.

"The West watched in silence as the coup plotters started bombing the east of Ukraine," he said, referring to Kiev's attacks on the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics even after the Minsk agreements had been signed in 2014 and 2015.

Comment: Great report from Caleb Maupin about Lavrov and others' statements about the changing world order at this year's UN General Assembly:

And Lavrov's press conference after his speech:


Western Media Continues to Ignore How Ukraine is Using NATO Weapons to Kill Innocent Civilians in The Donbass

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The civilian death toll keeps growing as some EU citizens rise up against their governments' support for Kiev
On Monday, Ukraine slaughtered 16 civilians, including two children, with 155mm NATO shells, according to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin. The projectiles hit two adjacent neighborhoods, decimating residential and commercial areas - including a market that had previously suffered fatal attacks.

Scenes of death are nothing new for residents and reporters here in Donetsk, which is intermittently the target of Ukrainian attacks, like the one that hit its central region on August 4, killing six people, including an 11-year-old ballerina, her grandmother, and her ballet teacher.

But the carnage on Monday was worse than anything I've seen in my months of reporting here. Chunks of flesh littered the street - part of a hand, a foot, an ear. Someone had put a dead man's phone on his stomach. It was ringing, the cheery ringtone incongruous with his lifeless body and the scenes and stench of death around him.


Straight-shooting: Russia's Sergey Lavrov warns US risks becoming combatant in Ukraine war

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has a half-century-long career in diplomacy, and has served as the Kremlin's most senior diplomat since 2004.
Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin ushered in a new phase to the ongoing war in Ukraine with a partial nationwide military mobilization, his longtime top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, spoke with Newsweek Senior Foreign Policy Writer Tom O'Connor about the state of the conflict and its implications for Moscow's relationships with the international community, including other leading powers the United States and China.

Lavrov's career in diplomacy extends back half a century through the heat of the Cold War, the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of Putin, who appointed him as foreign minister in 2004. Since then, Lavrov has served as the most senior representative of the Kremlin's foreign policy both in Moscow and in nearly every corner of the Earth to which he's traveled.

Now, he's in New York to attend the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which is taking place at a particularly difficult time in the international order. Chief among the many key areas of global contention is the Ukraine conflict, which Lavrov has defended as a necessary endeavor to secure Russia's national security interests, even as Washington and its allies pour further support into Kyiv while attempting to isolate Moscow on the world stage.


TV Address by Putin on 'Partial Mobilization' and Secession of 4 'Republics' From Ukraine

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Comment: Globalist media coverage of Putin's speech on 21 September universally twisted it as 'Putin threatens to nuke whole Earth', so in the interest of objectivity, here is his speech in full, sans filtres...


The subject of this address is the situation in Donbass and the course of the special military operation to liberate it from the neo-Nazi regime, which seized power in Ukraine in 2014 as the result of an armed state coup.

Today I am addressing you - all citizens of our country, people of different generations, ages and ethnicities, the people of our great Motherland, all who are united by the great historical Russia, soldiers, officers and volunteers who are fighting on the frontline and doing their combat duty, our brothers and sisters in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions and other areas that have been liberated from the neo-Nazi regime.

The issue concerns the necessary, imperative measures to protect the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Russia and support the desire and will of our compatriots to choose their future independently, and the aggressive policy of some Western elites, who are doing their utmost to preserve their domination and with this aim in view are trying to block and suppress any sovereign and independent development centres in order to continue to aggressively force their will and pseudo-values on other countries and nations.

The goal of that part of the West is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country. They are saying openly now that in 1991 they managed to split up the Soviet Union and now is the time to do the same to Russia, which must be divided into numerous regions that would be at deadly feud with each other.

Comment: Defense Minister Shoigu also gave a statement:

International responses are pouring in. The U.S. and their allies:
"Sham referenda and mobilization are signs of weakness, of Russian failure," US ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

She insisted that Washington "will never recognize Russia's claim to purportedly annexed Ukrainian territory," referring to the planned votes on joining Russia to be held in Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions between September 23 and 27. ... "We will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes," Brink promised.

British ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons came up with an almost identical tweet on the issue, claiming that Russia's President Vladimir Putin "still refuses to understand Ukraine. Partial mobilization and sham referenda don't change that essential weakness."

One of the key members of the German government Robert Habeck, who is both vice chancellor and economy minister, described Moscow's partial mobilization as "another bad and misguided step" by the country.

Habeck also vowed that Berlin will continue to support Kiev in its conflict with Moscow.
China's position that the parties involved in the security crisis should exercise restraint and seek a mutually acceptable solution has been consistent and clear, Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, told journalists during a daily briefing on Wednesday, as quoted by news agencies.
On Putin's nuclear comments, White House spokesman John Kirby:
"We always have to take this kind of rhetoric seriously," but condemned Putin's reference to the use of nuclear weapons, adding that "it's irresponsible rhetoric for a nuclear power to talk that way."

Kirby said Washington was monitoring the situation "as best we can" but noted there has been no indication that Russia has shifted its strategic posture and that the US currently sees no need to adjust its own.

In the event that Russia does decide to deploy nuclear weapons, Kirby warned that there would be "severe consequences" for Moscow, referring to a previous statement by US President Joe Biden, in which he urged Russia to avoid using nukes, saying it would "change the face of war unlike anything since WWII."
The EU legalistically insists it isn't at war with Russia:
Speaking at a press conference, [policy spokesman Peter] Stano was asked whether the EU is in a state of war with Russia, given that earlier Vladimir Putin had claimed that Russia is facing "the entire Western military machine" in Ukraine. The foreign policy spokesman replied in the negative.

"Of course we are not in war with Russia. We are supporting Ukraine's legitimate, justified fight to defend its people and its territory," he said, adding that Kiev is protecting not only itself, but also European democratic values.

Stano also denounced the mobilization announcement, calling it "just another proof" that Putin is not interested in peace and seeks to "escalate his war of aggression." "This is also yet another sign of his desperation," Stano added.

While the official vowed that the EU would impose "consequences" on Russia over its latest moves in Ukraine, he didn't announce any new sanctions. At the same time, Stano signaled that EU members have been "discussing joint action in response" to the latest developments in the Ukraine conflict, declining, however, to provide any details.
When will all these Western talking heads realize that simply speaking words does not make them true?

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NewsReal: Hidden Hand? Central Asian Border Skirmishes Flare During SCO Summit

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State media adverts currently running in the US and UK are raising awareness about myocarditis in children. What on Earth could this mean?

THE Queen is still dead. Have YOU paid your respects yet?

Notice #MAGACommunism trending on Twitter this week? Trump certainly did! But it's just LARPing, surely?

Meanwhile in the United States of Europe, Ursula Von Der Leyen has all but crowned herself Queen Europa, decreeing phenomenal new centralized powers for Eurocrats to put 500 million people who never voted for them on an 'eat-or-heat' diet.

But the main topic Joe and Niall address in this week's NewsReal [commencing at 1:09:00] is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit and 'coincidental' border skirmishes in Central Asia. Right on the eve of this major pan-Asian event - representing half the world's population - in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, border clashes flared up between Azerbaijan and Armenia, followed almost immediately by clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

And this while the leaders of all four countries were present as full or partial SCO members in Uzbekistan. Is a hidden hand poking around in Central Asia?

Running Time: 01:59:49

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