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Donations Bin Ladens to Charity Prince Charles

by Oui Tue Aug 2nd, 2022 at 01:53:24 PM EST

The Sunday Times reported that the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund received the money in 2013 from Bakr bin Laden, patriarch of the large and wealthy Saudi family, and his brother Shafiq. Both are half-brothers of the deceased al-Qaida leader, Osama.

Charles, 73, has faced a series of claims about the operation of his charities. Last month the Sunday Times reported he had accepted bags of cash containing $3 million from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar.

London police are currently investigating a separate allegation that people associated with another of the prince's charities, the Prince's Foundation, offered to help a Saudi billionaire secure honors and citizenship in return for donations. Clarence House has said Charles had no knowledge of any such offer.

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Empire Building South-East Asia

by Oui Tue Jul 12th, 2022 at 12:49:10 PM EST

Japan's constitution and Article 9 guarantee for Pacifism died along with the death of Abe.

Death throes of an empire: nationalist spirit with advances in technology giving an edge relative to neighbouring states leads to feeling of superiority, dehumanizing other people as inferior. The ingredients for genocide and inhumane acts by a state. History repeating itself ... fascism. The fabric of a state and its culture falling outside the realm of multilateralism, going it alone. One can easily equate narrative of superiority with today's exceptionalism. All men (and women) are created equal and no false interpretation of a 250 year old constitution can change that. As the world burns and the glaciers melt.

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Nuclear Power in a More Dangerous World

by Oui Sat Aug 27th, 2022 at 11:45:05 AM EST

Zelenskyy warns world is on 'verge of nuclear disaster' as economy crashes | CNBC News - Aug. 22, 2022 |

Next installment $$$ for further escalation #BidensWar

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Tripp-Lite $1.6bn Conservative Donation

by Oui Tue Aug 23rd, 2022 at 07:56:07 AM EST

Tighten your seat belts ... it's gonna be a rough ride for the coming decades in fascist America

A deep sigh 😔..

Donation from sale of Tripp-Lite ... no taxes paid. Thanking the highest political Republican court under de acronym SCOTUS. Corporate bodies are people too.

Scrapping #RoevWade #Soros #Left #SocialDemocracy #Socialism #Europe #Russia #China #HumanRughts

Boosting fossil fuel lobby and America's foremost Climate Change deniers.

Messaging can't get much worse. Bottom half of global population serves no function or purpose in scheme of pure capitalism.

A Breaking News item, more to follow, please add your comments.

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New Age Baerbock's Transatlantik Moment

by Oui Fri Aug 12th, 2022 at 11:07:39 AM EST

Amazing to be part of Biden's New American Century or Pax Americana. Just waiting for the moment US Congress turns from Blue to Red this fall. Biden didn't change a number of foreign policy initiatives started by the former president.

East-West Schism: Destruction Process Inside Europe

Old wine 🍷 in new bottles ... what a disaster Ampelkoalition is.

Nachrichten zum thema Ampel-koalition

The new age military narrative of #transatlantikmoment. All I can think of is Nazi Germany and it's defense on North Sea, English Channel and Atlantic Coast ... the Verteidigung des Atlantikwalls in Europa.

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Clinton to Biden: Provoking the Russian Bear

by Oui Sun Aug 7th, 2022 at 06:39:40 PM EST

A serie of essays written and published in the decades after 9/11 ...

NATO Russia Founding Act - A Dead Letter

German Reunification and Economic Ties Russia

[Update-1] Big Oil Competition for Shale and Fracking in Ukraine 2012 to present

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EU Energy Policy, Pandemic and Free Market Pricing

by Oui Thu Aug 4th, 2022 at 09:30:14 PM EST

China and Germany should also strengthen cooperation and make efforts to uphold multilateralism, promote international economic cooperation and improve global economic governance.

Angela Merkel said that Germany hopes to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation with China under the current circumstances. I look forward to paying another visit to China in the near future. The German side is willing to explore cooperation with the Chinese side within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, actively promote the development of EU-China relations, and strive to sign the EU-China investment agreement at an early date.

Nord Stream 2 a pyrrhic victory for Merkel as Biden holds the lever of war in Ukraine ...

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Iraq State of Affairs: Sectarian Violence

by Oui Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 at 10:01:56 AM EST

Sadr supporters occupying parliament in Baghdad political stalemate

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Geoffrey Pyatt Selling Off Greek Shipyards

by Oui Sat Jul 30th, 2022 at 09:04:33 PM EST

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US Court Orders Compensation Bombings Libya

by Oui Sat Jul 30th, 2022 at 01:55:07 PM EST

No ... not for the illegal military hostilities causing upheaval in Northern Africa by NATO members in 2011.

Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya, salute people for 'courage of lions' ...

Italics

Obama points finger at European leaders for Libyan 'mess' | MEE - March 2016 |

The federal judge in the state of Virginia, where Haftar lived before returning to Libya, ruled that he had not cooperated with the court and that by "default" was ordered to pay damages to the families.

Haftar, a dual US-Libyan citizen whose name is spelled "Hifter" in American legal documents, can still appeal the decision, and future hearings will need to be held to determine the level of compensation.

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German Reunification and Economic Ties Russia

by Oui Tue Jul 26th, 2022 at 10:28:26 PM EST

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Apocalypse la Guerre des Mondes 1945-1991

by Oui Mon Jul 25th, 2022 at 09:05:16 PM EST

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Before being dismissed by President Truman, General Douglas MacArthur ordered 34 atom bombs to IndoChina to end the Korean War. So the tale goes ... MacArthur differed with the President on strategies as the military hands were tied to a limited war.

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Obama and Expansion of Global War on Terror

by Oui Sun Jul 24th, 2022 at 05:35:19 PM EST

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How America Led Campaign of CC Denial

by Oui Sat Jul 23rd, 2022 at 04:07:38 PM EST

Previous diary — Humanity Is In A Climate Emergency

Even today the War in Ukraine plays into the hands $$$ of coal and fossil fuel lobby in US Congress and across the Conservative Think Tanks of the US and Western Europe. SHAME! As one of the pioneers to combat the fossil fuel lobby exclaimed in the documentary: "No it's not disappointment, I'm very angry. Those who pushed the false narrative of denial are on the level of war criminals, crimes against humanity and the biotope of our planet.

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Habeck Energie Krise

by Oui Tue Jul 19th, 2022 at 09:02:35 PM EST

"Germany's good years are behind it, as a result of a confrontation with Russia. An important basis of our prosperity were the gas contracts with Russia."

For Scholz, Habeck and Baerbock peace was not an option. Poor effort to avert a war on Ukraine! What was at stake ... guaranteed neutrality instead of forcing through NATO membership. German newly elected government completely caught off guard ... now they are beginning to realize the consequences of not following through on the path set out by the previous leadership ... a sovereign Germany and an EU-27 making decisions in the interest of Europe. What a mess NATO has dumped on Europe.

The United States has reached self-sufficiency as a fossil fuel producing nation. Texas is ready to supply LNG far across the globe at very profitable pricing ... MAGA with Joe Biden.

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Humanity Is In A Climate Emergency

by Oui Tue Jul 19th, 2022 at 08:34:19 AM EST

A follow-up diary — How America Led Campaign of CC Denial

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Peace Talks and Think Tanks

by Oui Sat Jul 16th, 2022 at 10:31:29 PM EST

A long read ...

Last Ditch Effort to Prevent War in Europe

Amazing leak: France 2 made a documentary from the  transcripts of conversations between @EmmanuelMacron and Putin before the invasion. Macron assured his counterpart that Biden was ready to "clarify the issue of Ukraine and NATO" in a meeting with Putin.

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AI Build In The Mirror of Mensch

by Oui Fri Jul 15th, 2022 at 11:12:36 AM EST

As we have seen in The Netherlands, AI and algorithms were at the heart of immense misery of tens of thousands people accused of childcare fraud. The tax authority and high ranking officials do have immunity from legal action based on criminal intent. Only civil lawsuits can barely compensate for ruined lives, destroyed family unity and hundreds of children separated from their parent(s). It will take up to ten years to finalize the amount of compensation and the whole legal system is clogged with court cases, so the Courts are hiring from legal advisors to adding more judges. The years of mismanagement by Rutte I thru IV is such a burden on Dutch society.

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John Bolton: Proud of A Hard Day's Work

by Oui Wed Jul 13th, 2022 at 03:18:39 PM EST

A war criminal's confession as he was analysing the witness statements of Trump's involvement before the January 6th Commission of U.S. Congress and on America's propaganda outlet CNN ...

No rage, no raised eye brows by leading reporter ...

Critics of Bolton shared a range of reactions on social media.

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch tweeted:

    "I've been investigating U.S. imperialism for decades,
    and ... he ... just ... blurted ... it ... out."

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US Congress and War Finances

by Oui Tue Jul 12th, 2022 at 06:35:52 PM EST

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