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Hijacking Peace by Zelensky for War Escalation

by Oui Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:57:01 AM EST

So he came by night to The Hague, the city of Peace and Carnegie foundation of the Peace Palace and what it stands for.

Brutal war propaganda supported by opportunistic leader VVD party and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Today, Thursday May 4th is the Commemoration of heroes and war deaths, especially the citizens killed during the German occupation 1940-45 and the Jewish population arrested, transported through Westerbork to extermination camps of Hitler Nazi terror and genocide. Most camps were on Ukrainian territory, Poland and Eastern Germany. Soviet prisoners of war too were slaughtered as cattle.

War and March of the Living | Apr 19th, 2023 |

This morning an impressive documentary on EuroNews about the yearly March of the Living at Auschwitz with interview of a lone survivor David Schecter who lost 105 family members.

Poland, Holocaust and History Revisionism | Apr 24th, 2023 |


Translation:
In the night of 21 to 22 January 1943, the German occupiers evacuated the Apeldoornsche Bosch [Jewish mental health institute] That night, nearly 1300 people, patients and staff, were transported from Apeldoorn to Auschwitz. A transport for which there is no list of names.

Never again.

It's not fitting for a partner in the Ukrainian War to show up today in The Netherlands. Awful and wrong symbolism of freedom.

His theme on Commemoration Day of Silence will be broken ... No Peace without Justice.

Unprecedented as an impartial investigation should take place, Zelensky as party to war in Ukraine, will visit the ICC courts. Will we get visits from George Bush, Dick Cheney, Netanyahu or one of his generals, Palestinian leader Abbas or Syrian president Bashar al-Assad??? Both America and Israel have threatened the ICC Court with military violence.

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Having read volumes of articles and opinion pieces on the ICC’s much-touted document, we weren’t surprised by another one – editorial ‘Sacrificing South Africa to protect a war criminal’ published in @BDliveSA Read the Embassy’s reply 👉🏻

Embassy’s reply to the editorial ’Sacrificing South Africa to protect a war criminal’ published in Financial Mail on 12 April 2023

Related reading …

While Frick is right to point out the legacy of the court and the need to defend it from “populists, nationalists and those who want to roll back the achievements of multilateralism”, she appears to dismiss its alleged Africa bias as insignificant and presents the ICC as the achievement of multilateralism.

In doing so, she repeats the rosy teleological narrative of the great uninterrupted and irreversible progress of a global system of justice told by the defenders of a “multilateral order” that is not multilateral at all.

Under the Trump and Biden presidency, multilateralism ended in brain failure …

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"No peace without justice, no justice without forgiveness"

Pope John Paul II

Translation:
In May 4... 1 day p/y that we remember OUR war victims. 1 day. THAT should be central on #4May! Not Zelensky. I think it is very misplaced that this visit has to be done NOW. Earlier this week, I informed the President of the Chamber that I will not be at the meeting with Zelensky

Courageous person, knows fitting response and setting priorities.

Farmers Alliance BBB partyleader Van der Plas wins majority in all 12 provinces and is the leading party in Dutch Senate

Tomorrow is Liberty day May 5th 1945

Update-1

Int’l Criminal Court Receives H.E. Mr Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Situation in Ukraine ICC-01/22

Ukraine is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, but it has twice exercised its prerogatives to accept the Court's jurisdiction over alleged crimes under the Rome Statute occurring on its territory, pursuant to article 12(3) of the Statute. The first declaration lodged by the Government of Ukraine accepted ICC jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes committed on Ukrainian territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014 [see end date … first procedure not the Maidan or Odessa massacre of civilians … Kyiv handled those two events??]. The second declaration extended this time period on an open-ended basis to encompass ongoing alleged crimes committed throughout the territory of Ukraine from 20 February 2014 onwards.

On 28 February 2022, the ICC Prosecutor announced  he would seek authorisation to open an investigation into the Situation in Ukraine, on the basis of the Office's earlier conclusions arising from its preliminary examination, and encompassing any new alleged crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the Court.

On 1 March 2022, the Office received a State Party referral from the Republic of Lithuania. On 2 March 2022, the following coordinated group of States Parties submitted a joint referral: Republic of Albania …

How are the war crimes investigation and criminal proceeding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict coming along? Palestine has no standing army, Navy or Air Force … one-sided slaughter and murder of civilians by Israel for 75 years. The American and AQ terror war crimes in Afghanistan over two decades … Iraq-Libya-Syria campaigns of Enduring Freedom … ??? ICC under UK head prosecutor Khan becoming a political tool … SHAME.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 09:16:41 AM EST

Ukraine In 'Strong Position' To Retake Territory, NATO Chief Says | RFERL - Apr. 27, 2023 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 05:26:49 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 05:27:38 PM EST
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Ukraine unveils plan for recaptured Crimea - but West 'reluctant' to help | France24 - Apr 4, 2023 |

The most telling detail in a 12-point plan outlined by Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, concerned Sevastopol - Russia's main port on the Black Sea for the past 200 years. In this plan for Crimea's "de-occupation", Danilov said "the so-called 'city of Russian glory' is to be renamed Object 6".

Danilov also promised tough action against Ukrainians in Crimea deemed to be collaborators with the Russian enemy: "In addition to prosecuting perpetrators for collaboration and high treason, a lustration mechanism is under development that will determine the level of responsibility and degree of involvement of Crimean residents in supporting occupation administration activities," the report said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in August that "everything started with Crimea and will end with it", referring to Russia's annexation of the peninsula in 2014. Asking for more Western arms, Zelensky said at the Davos summit in Switzerland in January that "our objective is to liberate all of our territories" and "Crimea is our land".

Long-range weapons necessary

Rhetoric from the Biden administration's hawkish faction emboldened Kyiv. US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said in February that "Ukraine is not going to be safe unless Crimea is at a minimum demilitarised".

But just days before, Nuland's boss Secretary of State Antony Blinken implied scepticisme about Ukraine retaking Crimea on a private call with experts leaked to the press - saying Crimea is a "red line" for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While stressing that decisions about the war are Ukraine's to take, Blinken told a congressional committee in March that Kyiv may want to think about using diplomacy instead of military offensives in trying to take back some parts of its territory.

Blinken: Crimea a 'red line' for Putin as Ukraine weighs plans to retake it | Politico |

Archive from the diaries ...

Crimea As Endgame Before Going M.A.D. | March 6, 2023 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 05:30:50 PM EST
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(*-Eng), lustration
"12 steps of deoccupation" usage:
In addition to criminal prosecution for collaborationism and treason, a lustration mechanism of personal assessment is being developed, which, in particular, determines the level of responsibility and the degree of involvement of specific people, citizens of Ukraine, and residents of Crimea in supporting the occupying Russian administrations. This includes, in particular, restrictions on the right to participate in elections;
archived Fri Aug 19th, 2022
by Cat on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 06:03:26 PM EST
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Focus on the last in a stream of "provocation" misses the point of war as ICONIC patents are intended to do. "Regime change" is not the objective; annihilation of the enemy—"whole-of-government" according to this generation of inclusive, deputized state actors. Predicting "retribution" directed by NATO's appointed figurehead at this point is as childish as ignoring the permanence of objects. For example, Gen. Danilov's declaration on behalf of the President of Ukraine to purify, to immolate, more Ukrain "citizens." It is one and the same that animated the Kremlin's R2P Russian-speaking "residents" in Ukraine—years before the drones o'er Moscow sank with the Moskva. This is a gift for anyone still enthralled with NATO's concept of "collective defence for its Allies" embodied by the lethal sovereignty of Ukraine.

by Cat on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:34:39 PM EST
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We leave it to Ukraine to decide how it's going to defend itself and how it's going to try to get back the territory that's been seized from it illegally over the past fourteen months and going back to 2014.
by Cat on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:53:32 PM EST
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Worse than I expected as the war in Ukraine was conflated with Nazi war crimes.

Zelensky got applause from Dutch Parliament, King Alexander and especially Mark Rutte and Ollongren of Defense ... bloody madness when commemorating the tens of millions who died at the hands of Nazi fascism. Also Ukrainian death camps and killing fields of Babi Yar in Kiev.

PURE WAR PROPAGANDA

Specifically mentioning he is a Jew ... so is Netanyahu and the war crimes and crimes against humanity. Genocide has no ethnicity ... can happen everywhere and anytime. ☮️



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 07:57:57 PM EST

Translation:
BBB Van der Plas was not there because she finds it inappropriate during Remembrance Day. However, the signal is that, like Wilders, you are not interested in the war, while it directly concerns you as a Member of Parliament. You should speak to everyone.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 07:59:18 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:00:03 PM EST

A well scripted event by Mark Rutte's legion of PR advisers ... 🤥 🤥 🤥

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:01:19 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:02:56 PM EST
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Translation:
BBB [Caroline Van der Plas] opposes visit by Jew Zelensky on May 4

Little has changed in 2000 years and betrayal to the Roman occupier in Garden of Gethsemane.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 05:56:34 AM EST
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Rotterdam is the city of Pim Fortuyn who was assassinated by an animal rights activist Volkert van der Graaf, who has been freed recently on probation. Geert Wilders took over where Pim Fortuyn started a populist revolution, only Wilders is more of an reactionary who exploits racism to further his seats in parliament. A very divisive figure.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 07:45:18 PM EST
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Israel election: West must turn back on Netanyahu's neofascist government | MEE by Richard Silverstein - Nov. 2, 2022 |

Western nations should respond to this outrage by declaring Smotrich and Ben-Gvir to be personae non grata

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 10:46:55 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 10:48:46 PM EST
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Jewish State of Israel Run by Islamophobes | Jan 19, 2015 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 10:59:17 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 11:29:17 AM EST
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Wolf and Hershkovitz, along with two other Israelis, threw a hand grenade into a meat market in Jerusalem's walled Old City in 1992, killing one Palestinian and wounding several. The youths, who belonged to the outlawed anti-Arab group "Kahane Lives,″ have served four years of their 10-year sentence.

The life sentence of Yoram Skolnick -- a Jewish settler from the West Bank who had shot and killed a bound, unarmed Palestinian in 1993 -- was shortened to 15 years.

President Ezer Weizman's decision -- announced just before the start of the Jewish New Year -- coincided with Israel's release of the ailing spiritual leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, from prison.

The 'targeted killing' of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin | March 22, 2004 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 11:31:53 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:05:55 PM EST

RTL Live Blog visit by Zelensky plus speech at World Forum

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:06:57 PM EST

One minute of silence for victims in Ukraine ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:08:27 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 10:19:09 AM EST
Did not end there .... or was it vice versa ... an unprovoked attack for sure 🥹

How about an UFC or Judo match between Zelensky and Putin to decide the conflict ... stop the bloodshed NOW

UN Charter:
... to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors ...

As I wrote on Feb 24th at the outbreak of war, this conflict will last for decades. Even after hostilities end, the animosity created over the years will fester border attacks for a very long time. War is hell.

In an unipolar world, the US and Israel believe their exceptionalism raises their value above International law. Some are more equal than others. The result for all to see.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 10:31:12 AM EST
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yellow, blue, black, and red

yahoo! Ukrayinska Pravda | Ukrainian delegates tried to disrupt Russian delegation's speech at PABSEC summit and fought over the flag on sidelines, 4 May "trigger"
Ola Timofeeva, a member of the State Duma from the United Russia party, who pinned the St George's ribbon, a symbol of Russian aggression, on her jacket.

(NB. Right Sector flag behind Timofeeva/Timofeyeva seated in blue otherwise, Pravda reporting closely resembles other CIS press reports, except for omitted strongly worded Şentop's rebuke—Take it outside, dudes!—and "excluding Russia" in a footnote. That humorous, post-Montreaux , "Black Sea Region" definition is bured in Cavoli's opening statement: "The countries of the Black Sea Region--which USEUCOM defines as Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine--have long pushed back against Russian aggression." Same "scuffle", different angle here.)

reference
Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
13 members

by Cat on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 02:30:11 PM EST
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May 2023 St George's ribbon
December 2021 post-heroic* Großer Zapfenstreich
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"The new center-left government"
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Fri May 5th, 2023 at 02:52:15 PM EST
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The bull$hitter from Little Rock ... of lying and developing the clandestine preparation for expansion of NATO into the former Soviet satellite states. Ukrainians and Russians are suffering the consequenties.

Bill Clinton speaking at a Jewish community centre in New York where he revealed Putin's remarks to him about Ukraine.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 05:11:25 PM EST
We knew in 2011 Putin would attack Ukraine, says Bill Clinton | The Guardian |

Putin brought up the issue of the memorandum, under which Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan agreed in 1994 to give up the nuclear arsenal they inherited on their territory from the Soviet Union, in return for assurances their sovereignty would be respected "within existing borders".

"Putin told me in 2011, three years before he took Crimea, that he did not agree with the agreement [Budapest Memorandum] I made with Boris Yeltsin, that they would respect Ukraine's territory if they gave up their nuclear weapons," Clinton said on Thursday at a public discussion at 92nd Street Y, a Jewish cultural and community centre in New York.

"Putin said to me: `... I know Boris agreed to go along with you and John Major and NATO, but he never got it through the Duma [Russian parliament].

Too many unsigned agreements made with the United States.

Bill Clinton's presidency when the Oslo Accords failed, wagging the dog he ordered cruise missile strikes on a pharmaceutical company in Sudan, thinking to hit Al Qaeda ... terror attacks on embassies in East Africa and the attack of USS Cole off the port of Aden. Deferred killing OBL in Afghanistan as he hosted Sheikhs from the Emirates during a falcon hunt.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 05:13:12 PM EST
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Yeltsin Signs Decree on Tactical Nuclear Weapons | NTI / Arms Control - April 29, 1997 |

The Clinton administration, however, refuses to commence official negotiations on START III treaty until after the Russian Duma has ratified START II--a move that is not likely any time soon due to the NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia.

More background ...



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 6th, 2023 at 05:14:02 PM EST
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Thoughtful discourse and analysis ...

Conservative narratives have lost their power. Britain should follow the lead of the world's winners | The Guardian OpEd by Will Hutton |

The tax cuts and business deregulation preached by the rightwing supply-siders have failed totally, said Sullivan. The new Biden approach was to deploy government spending on a vast scale to trigger investment in new and green technologies, which would bring supply chains and industries back to the US, create middle-class jobs and enhance security and democracy. It was working, he said. Large-scale investment in semiconductors and green, clean technologies had jumped 20 times since 2019, implying a $3.5tn boost to investment in the decade ahead.

  • Defense Production Act Title III Presidential Determination for Printed Circuit Boards and Advanced Packaging Production Capability
  • There would be carefully structured trade deals with the EU and Pacific countries; Britain was not mentioned once. The aim was not to confront China but to become less dependent on her. In the end, he declared, we all rise or fall together.

    This is an emphatic new story - and it will have ramifications here. The Tory party is in trouble because its Brexit, tax-cut, end-the-nanny-state stories are ageing, failing and turning into disliked, unbelieved fairytales amid so much economic and social wreckage. The banking crisis in the US - surging again after Trump's round of deregulation - is another reminder that the world of dropping regulatory "burdens" and expanding freeports has run its course. After the drubbing at the local elections, some shaken Tory politicians call for a return to "real conservatism" - but what does that mean?

      [links added are mine - Oui]


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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 7th, 2023 at 07:32:10 AM EST
    Deglobalization: US Attack On Europe's Heart

    Quite similar to the super MAGA acts during the global Covid-19 pandemic and shutting down the rest of the world to critical ingredients for vaccine manufacturing. Inhuman and a calling card for future policy.

    Defense Production Act Title I Presidential Determination on a Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain | Jan. 21, 2021 |

    As for Zelensky and the War in Ukraine, success depends on the war narrative [read propaganda]

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 7th, 2023 at 07:33:13 AM EST
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    Go back to LBJ who slayed the highest person income tax bracket, from 91% to 77% [IRS Table 23] in 1964, purportedly to persuade Dixiecrats to pass Civil Rights Acts and finance the Viet Nam caper.

    Fed tax revenue has run gone down hill ever since with FRB "irrational exuberance".

    60 years of Ray Gun Democrats' deregulation
    Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act (1980)
    Economic Recovery Tax Act (1981)
    Garn-St. Germain (1982)
    [INSERT "TALL PAUL" *FLATION WARRIOR]
    Tax Reform Act of 1986
    Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (1989)
    Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (1999) repeals Glass-Steagall
    Bush II (serial GWOT "tax relief" and "whole-of-government" regulatory "reform" Acts)
    Frank'n'Dodd bankruptcy "reform" act (official name, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act). This thing formalized "systemically important" (TBTF) financial services' and ahh full-service banks' "stress tests" and obligated Treasury bail-outs (2010)
    [INSERT 2013 LIB-DEM BULK OF BLAME STORY]
    Trump "tax relief" (official name Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017)

    archived "Trump has not ushered any legal, or 'legitimate,' authority into the office that has not already been delegated to his predecessors by the US Congress." True facts of financing teh G7 rules-based order.

    by Cat on Sun May 7th, 2023 at 02:01:27 PM EST
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    A defining moment of this war to burden Europe with nuclear contamination as in the Chernobyl event. What are the prevailing winds this time of year in Enerhodar?

    As Russia evacuates civilians near Ukraine nuclear plant, UN watchdog sounds alarm | TOI - AP News |

    As Russia evacuates civilians near Ukraine nuclear plant, UN watchdog sounds alarm
    Situation near Zaporizhzhia atomic plant, Europe's largest, `is becoming increasingly unpredictable and potentially dangerous,' says IAEA chief, as escalation feared

    The UN nuclear chief warned of dangerous conditions around Europe's largest nuclear power plant as Russia's evacuation of civilians from near the Zaporizhzhia station has sparked fears of escalating conflict in the area.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly raised concern over the safety of the six-reactor plant in southern Ukraine, which has been on the front line since Russian forces seized it last year.

    Blaming stepped-up shelling from the Ukrainian side, Russia last week ordered families with children and elderly to temporarily leave the nearby town of Enerhodar.

    The NATO Science Peace and Security Cooperation with Ukraine | May 27, 2016 |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 7th, 2023 at 08:50:14 AM EST
    Rules prohibit political messaging ...



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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 12th, 2023 at 02:51:39 AM EST

    Patriot systems arrive in Ukraine from three countries - the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands | April 19, 2023 |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 17th, 2023 at 11:06:42 AM EST



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    by Oui (Oui) on Wed May 17th, 2023 at 11:07:27 AM EST
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    Russia conducted a layered, multi-vectored attack which came from various sides including north, east, and south, which included both Geran drones as screening cover, Kalibr missiles, Kh-101s, and finally the Kinzhals. The attack also likely included other cheaper types of drones as decoys to saturate the air defense, and in fact Kiev does attest to that, as in their official 'shoot down' graphic.


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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 19th, 2023 at 09:17:49 AM EST
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    EU's Borrell tells Putin to choose between having guns or butter for people | DW News - July 30, 2022 |

    "The war machine is not only working with money, it is also working with technology," the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told DW when speaking about sanctions imposed against Russia.

    According to Borrell, Russian tanks rely on Western components.

    "Have a look at the carcass of a destroyed Russian tank. And you will see how many Western companies' electronic components are inside there. They will no longer have access to them," as a result of sanctions.

    Borrell said Russia's car manufacturing, production of electronic appliances, and the aviation sector had ground to halt as a result of the measures.

    The diplomat said Russia's gross domestic product is on course to contract by 10% this year, which he said would lead to "the biggest recession ... since the end of the Soviet Union."

    Very soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin will "have to choose between having guns and having butter for the people," Borrell told DW.



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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 18th, 2023 at 05:26:36 AM EST
    Greek businessman suspected of spying for Russia arrested in Paris

    Bogonikolos, of Athens, Greece, was arrested in Paris last week and faces extradition to the U.S., a Justice Department statement said.

    The case against Bogonikolos portrays him as a man with access to sophisticated military technology, which he smuggled to blacklisted companies tied to Russia's intelligence services.

    "As alleged, while ostensibly operating as a defense contractor for NATO and other ally countries, the defendant and his Aratos Group were double-dealing, helping to fuel Russia's war effort and their development of next generation weapons," U.S. attorney Breon Peace said in a statement.

      Defendant Allegedly Conspired to Obtain Sensitive Technologies Used in Quantum Computing and Nuclear Testing to Further Russia's Defense Research and Development Efforts

    Bogonikolos helmed the Aratos Group, a defense and technology conglomerate with ties to NATO in his home country and the Netherlands, the criminal complaint said.

    An Aratos Group subsidiary was a NATO Innovation Challenge finalist in 2021 for a proposal involving the use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology for satellites and spacecraft, the Justice Department said.

    Aratos Systems is a Dutch SME integrator of innovative solutions and high technology components in the fields of Homeland Security and Defense often utilizing and capitalizing transferred knowledge and technologies from other verticals like ICT and Space.

    Justice Department Announces Five Cases as Part of Recently Launched Disruptive Technology Strike Force

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 18th, 2023 at 05:29:06 AM EST
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    WHO in April 2001, based on an UK study, depleted uranium poses no health risk to humans.

    Depleted uranium Sources, Exposure and Health Effects | WHO publication - April 2001 |

    As doubts increased after the Enduring Freedom campaign by U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq ...

    Health Effects of Particulate Uranium Exposure | Sept. 2022 |

    Uranium contamination has become a nonnegligible global health problem. Inhalation of particulate uranium is one of the predominant routes of occupational and environmental exposure. Uranium particle is a complex two-phase flow of matter that is both particulate and flowable. This particular physicochemical property may alter its biological activity.

    LATEST NEWS from U.K. weapons tipped with depleted uranium in Ukraine ...

    Huge 'Mushroom' Blast in Khmelnytskyi Reignites 'Depleted Uranium' Claims | 6 days ago |

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    by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 21st, 2023 at 11:05:42 AM EST


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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 26th, 2023 at 08:07:27 PM EST
    Soviet Union | Yad Vashem |

    Conglomeration of countries extending from Eastern Europe to Eastern Asia. Prior to World War II, about 3 million Jews lived in the Soviet Union. About one-million of them were murdered in the Holocaust.

    This pact allowed the Germans free reign to invade Poland without Soviet intervention. In exchange, the Soviets were given the eastern parts of Poland and the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Over the next year the Soviets also annexed Bessarabia and Bukovina, which had been under Romanian rule since World War I. Altogether, these new territories had a Jewish population of about 2 million. Additionally, about 250,000--300,000 Jewish refugees from German-occupied western Poland had fled to the Soviet Union after the war broke out. Jewish populations in these territories did not live under the best conditions but at this point, they were spared the systematic extermination suffered by Jews under the Germans.

    The relatively good status of Jews in the Soviet Union did not last long. In mid-1941 the Germans decided to betray their pact with the Soviets and secretly planned to attack the Soviet Union in Operation "Barbarossa." In preparation for their invasion, the Nazis ordered the extermination of all Jews living in those areas annexed by the Soviet Union in 1939--1940. The Germans attacked on June 22, 1941.

    After the invasion, more than 5 million Jews came under Nazi rule, constituting over half of Europe's Jewish population. Einsatzgruppen followed the advancing army and with assistance from local collaborators and various police and regular army (Wehrmacht) units, they quickly massacred most of the Jews of the Baltic States, Belorussia, and the Ukraine by shooting into open pits. The remaining Jews were put into ghettos, and most were murdered within 12--18 months.



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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 26th, 2023 at 08:08:51 PM EST
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    The best estimates for Jewish losses country by country are offered below | Holocaust Encyclopedia |

    All figures are estimates and subject to change with the discovery of new documentation.

    Jewish population of France in 1937: 300,000-330,000
    Deaths: 72,900-74,000

    Jewish population of Germany in 1939: 237,723
    Deaths: 165,200

    Jewish population of Hungary (borders of 1941): 825,007
    Deaths: 564,507

    Jewish population of Latvia in 1939: 93,479
    Deaths: 70,000

    Jewish population of Lithuania in 1937: 153,000
    Deaths: 130,000

    Jewish population of Poland in 1937: 3,350,000
    Deaths: 2,770,000-3,000,000

    Jewish population of the Soviet Union in 1939: 3,028,538
    Deaths: approximately 1,340,000 [Majority in Galicia and today's Western Ukraine]

    Most deaths followed after the German Blitzkrieg, invasion and occupation of third countries. After Operation Barbarossa, the Jewish populations in Poland and Galicia (90% - 3 million), Baltic states (200,000), Western Ukraine ( up to one million) and Hungary (565,000) were killed within days or send to death camps.



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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 26th, 2023 at 08:10:03 PM EST
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    After Corbyn, UK Labour elects Keir Starmer, Zionist with Jewish wife, as leader | TOI - April 2020 |

    New opposition chief immediately apologizes to Jews for anti-Semitism in ranks, vows to 'tear out this poison'; his wife comes from a Jewish family, has relatives in Tel Aviv

    Opinion Electronic Intifada ...

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    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 27th, 2023 at 09:50:41 PM EST
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    Militarism on Display on Square  Cultural Center in Amsterdam

    Organized by Bellingcatter Youri Albrecht in cooperation with mayor Femke Halsema (Green Party), US Embassy General Consul Kate Nanavatty and useful NATO funding.

    'Sapere aude'

    by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 28th, 2023 at 07:47:38 AM EST


    'Sapere aude'
    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 1st, 2023 at 08:48:45 PM EST


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