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Smear Campaign Against Corbyn and Laura Murray

by Oui Sun Mar 20th, 2022 at 01:22:22 PM EST

Ian Austin loyal to Keir Starmer, doing the Jewish community in GB a disservice - shame!

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Key Role East-West Relations for NATO Member Turkey

by Oui Sat Mar 19th, 2022 at 02:37:40 PM EST

Update - finished diary with the Jewish support by Putin and ties to Chabad-Lubovitch, Rabbi Lazar, Bibi Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett and the Jewish oligarchs in both Kyiv and Moscow.

First of all I do appreciate the views expressed in the article, a broad sense of human rights and views on injustice. Especially the highlight about the hypocrisy of the UK government on racist and xenophobic policy about refugees and asylum seekers.

Johnson said Britain was being "very, very generous", but we need checks at our borders (sic) | ABC News |

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that hundreds of Ukrainian refugees in the English Channel port of Calais had been turned away and told by British authorities that they must obtain visas at U.K. embassies in Paris or Brussels.

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by Oui Mon Mar 14th, 2022 at 11:57:39 AM EST

So we are now reading more articles how the West can survive a limited nuclear war in Ukraine. Human Kind cannot stoop any lower. The paid jobs in so-called "Think-Tanks" apparently are just for war hawks and fascist element in society today. Have been warning for such a development for over a decade now. It's a tragedy to see the worst case scenarios evolve into reality.

Research by RIVM for health effects of a nuclear bomb exploding over the Ukraine ☹

Detonation of a Nuclear Bomb on Ukraine, The Netherlands Will Hardly Notice Any Effect

Has it come to this? - Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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United States An Existential Threat to Russia

by Oui Sat Mar 12th, 2022 at 10:47:38 AM EST

.... and China in the short term.

Excellent article in the Guardian where I'll add my own writing over two decades. The author apologizes beforehand for taking a neutral stand which by no means leaves Vladimir Putin off the hook for invading a sovereign state.

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Syrian Islamic Terror Imported Into Ukraine

by Oui Fri Mar 11th, 2022 at 09:41:08 PM EST

Underground U.S. groups funnel fighters, medics to Ukraine | Reuters |

A turning point in the Ukraine? Throws Erdogan his support behind NATO and the West?

Erdogan: Turkey rejects unlawful actions violating Ukraine's territorial integrity

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Ankara's rejection of aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty and the "unlawful annexation of Crimea," by Russia.
  • "As Turkey, we reject the unlawful actions that violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine, first and foremost the illegal annexation of Crimea," Erdogan said Friday, addressing the Antalya Diplomacy Forum. 
  • "We cannot in any way tolerate acts of aggression against the sovereignty of [Ukraine]," he added.
  • He also slammed the Western capitals for "remaining silent" in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, arguing that the invasion of Ukraine could have been prevented had "the West had spoken out at the time."

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Fascism Expanded On the Coalition of the Willing

by Oui Wed Mar 9th, 2022 at 12:30:49 PM EST

Joe Biden saved Europe from Trumpism, to conclude his confrontation with Communism and the Evil Empire.

US politics is not about leadership, but has become winning by any means. Lies, misleading the electorate ...

Fits quite well on the historic concept of the Clinton/Yeltsin era and the coming man Vladimir Putin from St. Petersburg.

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Energy Policy No Green Party BS

by Oui Mon Mar 7th, 2022 at 01:01:10 PM EST

Fossil Fuel Economic Revival

Oil price jumps to >$140 pb

Saudi stock market records highest closing since July 2006

  • Saudi Stocks a continual rise
  • Asia and European stocks crash
  • Food scarcity by summer as bread, etc doubles in price
  • Inflation will hit the poorest who always are hit by an economic downturn
  • What is the price the empire and allies are willing to take for the destruction of Russia?

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Assassins On the Potomac River

by Oui Sun Mar 6th, 2022 at 12:02:24 PM EST

A few days ago on Dutch television for newsnight in "Nieuwsuur" interview to explain the difference what is right and what is wrong in the Ukraine and Putin. Charming person ...

A former top US intelligence official said the administration #BarackObama should have done more to punish Russia for annexing Crimea in 2014.

A few years ago Nieuwsuur introduced Anne Applebaum as an independent expert on Russia and Putin. With a determined tread, Dutch were converted from the "socialist school" of media and judges to a new generation believing in less regulations, less labour rights and more freedom for business and corporations. A carpet was rolled out for rightwing warmongers and populists riding on a wave of xenophobia. The European Union and its founding Four Freedom in death throngs ... a steady deterioration of humanity and a social soul. After Brexit and the present Ukraine crisis, I see the demise of the EU-27 as an economic power steamrolled by a rightwing America.

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Quad In Past Tense

by Oui Fri Mar 4th, 2022 at 09:30:57 AM EST

Warning China ...

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Battle for Babi Yar

by Oui Wed Mar 2nd, 2022 at 01:00:30 PM EST

An earlier diary -- To Intervene or Not to Intervene -- Role Military Force | by Oui Sat Feb 19th, 2022 |

The horror scenario unfolding, televised.

Propaganda on the grave of 100,000 victims of German Einsatzgruppen in September 1941.

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Russia to Invoke UN's R2P Principle

by Oui Mon Feb 21st, 2022 at 03:13:49 PM EST

The Duma will recognize the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The NSC  will approve military action as last resort to protect the Russian citizens.

Stop the ethnic cleansing of Russian speaking Ukrainians.

Live! Putin convenes meeting of Russia's National Security Council

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To Intervene or Not to Intervene -- Role Military Force

by Oui Sat Feb 19th, 2022 at 04:49:51 PM EST

Breaking down the United Nations by John Bolton under the George Bush administration ... refuting International Law invading Iraq, torture, detention and rendition.

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Axis Berlin-Paris Deters NATO War Provocation

by Oui Wed Feb 16th, 2022 at 10:15:21 AM EST

Full break of Europe with aggressive war hawks in London and Washington DC.

The MEP could force the EU Commission to let the hammer fall on Poland and Hungary. Postponement of economic sanctions isn't longer an option. The EP had passed legislation a year ago to tackle the disregards by both nations to European norms and solidarity.

ECJ adviser backs rule-of-law measure in blow to Poland and Hungary | The Guardian - Dec. 2, 2021 |

Judgments in Cases C-156/21 Hungary v Parliament and Council Press and Information and C-157/21 Poland v Parliament and Council | ECJ |

Members of the EP threatened to file a motion for a vote of no-confidence against EU Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen ...

A day of reckoning with an outcome of uncertainty ...

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Rory Stewart On Afghan Humanitarian Crisis

by Oui Tue Feb 15th, 2022 at 08:01:31 PM EST

Boris: Putin Can't Wait, I Will Not Resign

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Whiff of Munich In the Air

by Oui Sun Feb 13th, 2022 at 05:49:37 PM EST

Damn irresponsible fools at the controls of war and devastation ... freedom of Europe at stake. Do not expect any rational leadership out of Washington DC. Mainland Europe should take a long lead what has happened to American democracy after the 9/11 attacks.

Where are the mass protests?

Briefing by Aide to the President Yury Ushakov following a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden

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Betting Sunday

by Oui Fri Feb 11th, 2022 at 11:45:09 PM EST

Once again, no fruitful contact to advance diplomacy. On a down hill path toward a big mistake ...

Invasion is a question of timing ... taking advantage of 8 hour time advantage over the  US : Washington DC (6:30 p.m.) to Moscow (01:30 a.m.)

Super Bowl LVI

Kickoff on the west coast comes at 3:30 p.m. Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET), so the sun will indeed still be shining. Weather forecast: temperatures are expected to reach 84 degrees around kickoff.

US Intelligence: Attack 'Imminent' Postponed To Next Week

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Israeli Intelligence and Assassinations

by Oui Tue Feb 8th, 2022 at 03:31:38 PM EST

US Ally Soleimani's Global Fight Against Terror

A long list of terror attacks against the Islamic Republic of Iran and assassinations of key nuclear scientists w/o accountability.

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ASMLA Terror In the Low Countries

by Oui Tue Feb 8th, 2022 at 11:44:03 AM EST

Against all odds, the Vienna talks will resume under very clouded, dark skies ...

Representatives of FEAR Inc. and Islamophobia in the United States spreading it's wings across the Western world.

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Antagonizing Europe's Best Partner to Deliver Gas

by Oui Sat Feb 5th, 2022 at 03:35:39 PM EST

Germany's Economy Minister Robert Habeck warned against Europe's No.1 economy becoming a "pawn" in Russia's game. Natural gas stockpiles across the EU are at their lowest in years as tensions over Ukraine intensify.

False representation of facts in behest of Biden's war on the European consumer for American interests only.

Ukrainian gas storage facilities can become a 'gas safe' for Europe says PM Denys Shmyhal | Nov. 22, 2021 |

Natural Gas Stockpiles Across the EU

A falsehood as the researchers of European energy supply and demand, stockpiles and failure of countries to renew contracts with Gazprom for delivery. Key nations blocked delivery of Russian gas to heighten the tension for the rest of Europe, specifically Poland and the Yamal pipeline and Ukraine that was in a long negotiation with Gazprom for a long-term gas transport contact. As the allied powers blocked supply though Nord Stream 2, and high demand in Asia, much of Russian gas and LNG supply by tankers were heading to the Far East. Furthermore Poland thought it opportune to start a lawsuit vs. Gazprom.

Europe's gas crisis: Could LNG help boost energy security? | DW News - Jan. 20, 2022 |

"Current inventories are about 47% of full capacity," Bernd Weidensteiner, senior economist at Commerzbank in Frankfurt, told DW. "Normal for this time of the year is about 60% ... so we are significantly lower."

Indeed, a Commerzbank graphic posted to Twitter shows that, in previous years, EU inventories have ranged from 60% to more than 85% in January.

Plus for Putin: The natural gas storage facilities in the EU are currently only about 55% full - significantly less than the long-term average. Deliveries of liquefied natural gas, which are transported by tankers, could not quickly replace missing Russian gas.

The year 2020 was a low demand due to the global pandemic and the winter 2020/21 was severe across Europe with a higher demand. The vaccinated powers came out of the Corona crisis late Summer 2021 with an upsurge for demand and Europe falling behind the demand by the Asian countries. The US has become a fossil fuel exporter, thus in a comfortable seat of economic power. It are the European nations themselves responsible for the gas contracts and timely supply for their stockpiles. Brussels has deregulated the production and transport of gas from government level to private business. "To advance competition in the market and benefit the consumer." Just an ugly blame game and pointing fingers at our common "enemy".

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Holding Saudi Arabia to Account for Role 9/11

by Oui Wed Feb 2nd, 2022 at 12:53:12 PM EST

    Our government still puts its relationship with the Saudis first.
    That's reprehensible and reason to wonder whether the U.S. is
    even the dominant partner.
    Terry Strada | Opinion contributor |

20 years later, will Biden reveal Saudi terror complicity to 9/11 families like mine?

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