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Dutch AIVD Manipulation and Propaganda

by Oui Mon Apr 17th, 2023 at 03:10:36 PM EST

Presentation midday today by Dutch Intelligemce … theme FEAR Inc.

See the writings by Noam Chomsky, Walter Lippmann, et.al.

Herman's "Propaganda model of communication" to "Manufacturing consent"

Commonly in recent decades, the warnings were for leftist politics, anti-Israel and Islam extremists ... search not for societal roots of inequality, homelessness, poverty or persons left behind by government. Never heard the AIVD sending a warning about poor performance by government institutions in The Hague.

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A New Wartime NATO Chief In July?

by Oui Mon Apr 17th, 2023 at 10:56:31 AM EST

Candidates need to be approved by the White House and will not be a U.S. citizen ... no name will officially be put forward as all the discussion, evaluation and lobbying will be behind the curtains of diplomacy until a clear candidate floats on top to be the lead contender.

NATO is well entrenched in hawkish policy, a European land war that will endure, don't do diplomacy or takes initiatives to a ceasefire or peaceful settlement. All eyes are set on deployment towards Indo-Pacific to confront a growing power of China and the need for posturing in defense of China's province Taiwan.

Public opinion is formed by manipulation and war propaganda, si skills need to be broad and a career of experience. So the European foreign ministers or country leaders will be watched as candidates. Easy entry to the White House and Joe Biden will be imperative, as is leadership in partnership on military investment and activity.

I am watching VDL and Mark Rutte for their candidacy ... both have turned quite hawkish pro-NATO where their difference lies in loyalty to the EU. Rutte is more a Atlanticist pro policy as represented by Boris and Donald. This means larger states from the Franco-German-Italian axis will not support Rutte. For New Europe states their preference will be a NATO chief from their group of nations, strong opinion anti-Russia. However, NATO has become more of a global player and not focused on Europe and Russia alone. Chance for Rutte to get support from the Eastern front.

Game is on ...

Well, this was a false start as no one was willing to replace Stoltenberg during a war with Russia. Even today there is an option for another year delay ...

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Will 'Old Europe' Survive?

by Oui Sat Apr 15th, 2023 at 08:53:23 AM EST

The policy advocated seven years ago by France and President Macron about "strategic autonomy" has not been achieved, but under the assault by US presidents Trump and Biden, it has regained momentum and some urgency today.

Interesting times ahead as the US 2024 elections loom and U.S. Politics turns inward to domestic policy ... and the economy.


More below the fold ...

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Lula: Brazil Is Back!

by Oui Fri Apr 14th, 2023 at 10:48:01 AM EST

BRICS Currency vs US Dollar: Is the end of Dollar dominance near? | Business Africa |

Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, who's accompanying Lula in his trip to China, said local currencies are already used in bilateral trade through instruments such as credit receipts. The goal, he added, is to expand mechanisms that allow trade operations to be settled without the intermediation of a third currency. 

"The advantage is to avoid the straitjacket imposed by necessarily having trade operations settled in a currency of a country not involved in the transaction," he told reporters in Shanghai.

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Pentagon leaked Ukraine War documents

by Oui Thu Apr 13th, 2023 at 10:35:04 PM EST

Reporter: Document leaker 'frantic and distraught' over publication  

NATO Special Forces On the Ground In Ukraine

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Macron Is Proven Right: NATO Is Brain Dead!!

by Oui Tue Apr 11th, 2023 at 10:59:50 AM EST


[Has ended]


Don’t fight stupid wars …

Obama’s ‘Don’t Do Stupid Shit’ Foreign Policy | FP - June 4, 2014 |

From hope and change, to resets and pivots, to singles and doubles, to not sticking your finger in the electric socket. How far we've fallen.

According to multiple reliable sources, on Air Force One during President Barack Obama's recent Asia trip, he spent some time talking with his traveling press corps about his approach to foreign policy. He was defensive and, by one account, "fuming." He felt that the criticism of his approach was unfair. He had clear ideas about how to manage America's global interests. In his own words, they centered on a single concept: "Don't do stupid shit."

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Pegasus Incorporated Into NATO Hybrid Warfare

by Oui Thu Apr 6th, 2023 at 02:50:08 PM EST

Continues below the fold ...

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The Labour Files

by Oui Mon Apr 3rd, 2023 at 09:06:24 PM EST

Damning leaks claim Jeremy Corbyn secretly brought down by party officials Monitoring Desk | Published September 25, 2022 |

UNELECTED officials undermined democracy within the UK's Labour Party, Al Jazeera has claimed in a new documentary, suggesting that "operatives secretly took control" of the party to thwart Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.

The three-part series, titled The Labour Files: The Purge, is based on "the largest leak in British political history" comprising 500 gigabytes of documents, emails, video and audio files from the Labour Party dating from 1998 to 2021, the Qatari-owned outlet said, adding that its investigation unit would be releasing a series of reports on the leaked files over the coming week.

It said the data reveals "how senior officials in one of the two parties of government in the UK ran a coup by stealth against the elected leader of the party".

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German Call to 'Make Peace’

by Oui Sun Apr 2nd, 2023 at 05:19:59 PM EST

See update below …

Big Words from Warring Parties Making Less Sense As Stalemate Endures

Pleas for a ceasefire and peace talks fall on deaf ears in Ukraine ...

Earlier resentful posts from Ambassador Melnyk ...

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April 2023

by Oui Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 09:37:28 PM EST

Your take on today's news media

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The Insurrection President Indicted

by Oui Fri Mar 31st, 2023 at 06:10:26 AM EST

Where the road to a second term hits a detour ...

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KS: Barrister, Judge, Prison Warden, Assassin

by Oui Wed Mar 29th, 2023 at 12:55:05 PM EST

Keir Starmer way behind the curve ... end of Labour long overdue, putting in great effort to succeed.

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History Hillsdale College, Alumni and Domestic Terror

by Oui Mon Mar 27th, 2023 at 08:03:43 PM EST

Renaissance art, Michelangelo, Hillsdale, Florida, DeSantis, Charter Schools,  ... Puritans, Pilgrim Fathers, Leiden, Dutch Reformed, Michigan, Slavery, Blackwater, Erik Prince, White Supremacy, Jan 6th Insurrection, Trump University ..

Michelangelo Persona Non Grata In Florida

How did the Bubonic Plague make the Italian Renaissance possible?

The Black Death (1347-1350) was a pandemic that devastated the populations of Europe and Asia. The plague was an unprecedented human tragedy in Italy. It not only shook Italian society but transformed it. The Black Death marked an end of an era in Italy, its impact was profound, and it resulted in wide-ranging social, economic, cultural and religious changes. These changes, directly and indirectly, led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest epochs for art, architecture, and literature in human history.

Perils of the Enlightenment - 250 Years Later | Jan. 3, 2019 |

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Struggle NWO Unipolar or Multilateralism

by Oui Mon Mar 27th, 2023 at 08:53:53 AM EST

Fallacies of US Strategic Thinking

Sending VP Harris to Our African Friends

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Neo-Nazi Marches Across Europe

by Oui Wed Mar 22nd, 2023 at 08:32:24 PM EST

Annual Waffen SS marches glorifying nazism in Europe.

My diaries @BooMan ...

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Fascism Unites America, Israel and EU Neo-Nazis

by Oui Wed Mar 22nd, 2023 at 06:30:57 PM EST

Several major terror attacks in Europe by NATO aligned Gladio

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US Interference In Lebanon-Syria-Iraq

by Oui Fri Mar 17th, 2023 at 09:47:44 AM EST

Added chapters on #Syria and #Iraq in lead-up to NWO and war in Ukraine …

Work in progress ...

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Shock Election Loss Rutte IV In Senate Race

by Oui Thu Mar 16th, 2023 at 08:40:52 AM EST

Rutte Falls As Years Were Wasted Preliminary analysis …

Just as Red Wall Labour in the UK was punished, so 13 years of Rutte governance in The Hague responsible for multiple cans of headache dossiers kicking down the road. Rural Netherlands punished the arrogance of rich Randstad of economic wealth, especially Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague.

Wopke Hoekstra and party chairman Marnix van Rij, did not represent the roots of the CDA electorate ... Hoekstra set on the lap of Mark Rutte and partied for business profits and hurting the ordinary, hard-working people. The support votes for Pieter Omtzigt was an indicator of the problems within the Christian Democrats. He was on the list in 2021 and received 342,000 votes, the equivalent of 5 seats in parliament. At the request of Mark Rutte, he should be offered a position outside of parliament because of his effort in transparency of the childcare benefits scandal due to discriminatory tax policy and AI algorithm accusation of fraud in households.

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Stalemate Endures, Pessimism Grows, Deaths Mount

by Oui Wed Mar 15th, 2023 at 04:27:00 PM EST

Covered by b @MoA

Finally some truth about the real state of the Ukrainian military is sneaking into main stream media. It is as bad, still not fully disclosed, as we have described it again and again.

The opening paragraph:

    The quality of Ukraine's military force, once considered a substantial advantage over Russia, has been degraded by a year of casualties that have taken many of the most experienced fighters off the battlefield, leading some Ukrainian officials to question Kyiv's readiness to mount a much-anticipated spring offensive.

That spring offensive is as likely to happen as the announced relief campaign to unblock Bakhmut. The later is bogged down in mud which will only become worse over the next few weeks.

Ukraine - Media Start To Acknowledge Reality

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Honduras Establishes Close Ties with China

by Oui Wed Mar 15th, 2023 at 10:51:45 AM EST

Burning candles late at night in the Oval Office ... blatant violation of the spirit of the Monroe doctrine.

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