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Iran Nuclear Deal and Sanctions

by Oui Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 at 05:53:21 PM EST

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov and Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a bilateral meeting in Tehran.

Recent difficulties with delay in Vienna talks negotiations.

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Fascist Jewish Settlers Murder With Impunity

by Oui Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 at 12:09:35 PM EST

Not politically dead ... reborn.

Hundreds of Palestinians took part in the funeral of Ali Hasan Harb in the West Bank village of Iskaka, after he was stabbed and killed by a settler the day before.

According to eyewitnesses, Harb was stabbed near his heart after settlers attempted to erect a tent on his family's land, which borders the settlement city of Ariel, while Israeli soldiers and police officers who were present did nothing to stop the attack. Following the killing, an Israeli court placed a gag order on the details of the investigation.

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Confronting Dark Colonial Past In Congo

by Oui Mon Jun 20th, 2022 at 02:03:09 PM EST

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America In the Age of the Big Lie

by Oui Sun Jun 19th, 2022 at 07:55:41 AM EST

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Five-Eyes Wanted to Rid America of Trump

by Oui Sat Jun 18th, 2022 at 12:19:34 PM EST

European states were told Snowden was on Morales plane, says Spain | The Guardian - July 5, 2013 |

On 1 July 2013, president Evo Morales of Bolivia, who had been attending a conference of gas-exporting countries in Russia, gave an interview to the RT television network in which he appeared predisposed to offer asylum to Edward Snowden  The day after his TV interview, Morales' Dassault Falcon 900 FAB-001, carrying him back to La Paz from Moscow, took off from Vnukovo Airport, flew uninterrupted over Poland and the Czech Republic, but then unexpectedly landed in Vienna, Austria.

According to Bolivia, the flight was rerouted to Austria when France, Spain and Italy[2] denied access to their airspace, allegedly due to suspicions that Snowden was on board. [Source: WikiPedia Morales Grounding Incident]  

Five Eyes from fighting terrorism to dissidents to whistle blowers ... the Espionage Act of 2017 under the Obama administration with VP Joe Biden.

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After 9/11 Vladimir Putin Was Hot In America

by Oui Mon Jun 13th, 2022 at 09:11:09 PM EST

... after three decades of engagement by the west ...

Russian President Boris Yeltsin had made Russia's opposition to such extreme expansion very clear.  In a 1995 speech, he said:

    "Those who insist on an expansion of NATO are making a major political mistake. The flames of war could burst out across the whole of Europe."

The following month Yeltsin issued this warning to Clinton. 3/21/97

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History | by John Lewis Gaddis - 1997 |

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Catch 22: From Georgian War to Ukraine 2022

by Oui Sun Jun 12th, 2022 at 08:49:07 AM EST

A trail of blood and tears ... Manifest Destiny.

Could have been written today ... Jerome a Paris in August 2008 ...

The warmongers have lost yet another war

Neocons are people that see danger everywhere and seem to crave military solutions in all cases. They endlessly blather about how we need to stand firm against bullies or other threats (Russia being near the top of the list), and protect our brave allies on the front lines, and along with them, democracy, freedom and our honor.

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Energiewende and Liberal Policymakers In EU

by Oui Thu Jun 9th, 2022 at 08:56:52 AM EST

Warm welcome for plans by incoming Scholz government with strong Green Party influence to massively boost wind and solar power.

'The Energiewende is back':
German green power sector and
investors thrilled by coalition treaty

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Merkel Defends Her Legacy and Russia Policy

by Oui Wed Jun 8th, 2022 at 11:49:56 AM EST

Nothing here to see, it's about Angela and not really about the global politics during her 16 year career as Germany's chancellor and leader of Europe. No new insights and just a short interview with questions about today's main event: Russia's war on Ukraine.

"I don't see that I have to say that was wrong,
so I won't apologize either."

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Spain Urges NATO Role Southern Flank

by Oui Mon Jun 6th, 2022 at 01:02:28 PM EST

Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta

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Joe Biden Promoting Human Rights In Middle East

by Oui Sun Jun 5th, 2022 at 08:08:32 PM EST

Overthrow of Imran Khan and Biden's Blitzkrieg Arab States

Donald Armin Blome was nominated by US President Joe Biden to be the new US ambassador to Pakistan | Senate confirmation - March 1, 2022 |

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The Isolation of Joe Biden by Saudis

by Oui Sun Jun 5th, 2022 at 09:05:40 AM EST

Antony Blinken working all out to get Saudi Arabia to join Middle East NATO Pact ...

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Israel's Pegasus: The Secret Arm of Dutch Intelligence

by Oui Thu Jun 2nd, 2022 at 06:58:31 PM EST

Was not much of a secret to me looking at some remarkable achievements of both the "civil" AIVD and military MIVD ...

A single news item this evening grew into a diary ... talking human rights in the Western alliance.

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United In Rightwing US Heritage Sort of Warmongers

by Oui Wed Jun 1st, 2022 at 07:23:00 PM EST

Remember Kajsa Ollongren showing the confidential papers as the longest cabinet formation for Rutte IV nearly collapsed.

Ollongren was a joyful person she managed to get extra funds for military spending just like candy for kids. Austerity is coming as due to lack of funds for mental health, family and youth support, higher cost of living. Damn you in Dutch politics.

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Ukraine Sacks Human Rights Ombudswoman

by Oui Wed Jun 1st, 2022 at 08:23:44 AM EST

Verkhovna Rada dismisses ombudswoman for Human Rights due to absenteeism and false rape allegations. She went AWOL when humanitarian corridors were needed in Mariupol and the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Furthermore she failed to fulfill her task in prisoner exchange.

The Verkhovna Rada voted to dismiss Lyudmila Denisova from the post of human rights ombudsman

The People's Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported about it in Telegram, informs UNN.

    Yes there are atrocities and war crimes, however an Human Rights ombudswoman more involved in disinformation than facts and evidence should be rightly dismissed.

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Our Favorite Ally, Model of Democracy

by Oui Sun May 29th, 2022 at 01:35:33 PM EST

Roughing up an oppressed people by Israeli occupation forces ...

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Islamic Terror and US Foreign Policy

by Oui Sun May 29th, 2022 at 06:59:32 AM EST

The headline could also have come from Caesar's Roman Empire "Divide and Conquer."

h/t Cat

13 days after attempt to overthrow US Democracy and overturn the election of Joe Biden, the Trump administration in the name of Mike Pompeo put forward MAGA's China policy of confrontation ... it was a period of Pompeo's scorched earth policy to make life for Democrats impossible. Biden didn't adept but ran with the set policy ... and worse versus Russia.

Excellent writing by Frank Schnittger about a future presidency how unlikely and unwanted ... democracy at work for good or worse.

In a digital world where fake news is spread by Big Tech algoritme, anyone with enough wealth can set the world on fire. The new god is political disinformation and excellent PR staff to cover asses and stupid policy. The gap between government and its citizens grows in a same tempo as inequality. As the World Turns.

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Ukraine Conflict 2014-2022

by Oui Fri May 27th, 2022 at 02:14:22 PM EST

A diplomatic solution is not on the horizon, the impasse from before Feb. 24 has grown immensely. So is the territory Russia will claim as the Ukrainian pain and suffering doesn't seem to end.

Johnson admits Russia making `palpable' progress

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There Ain't Nothing Boris Can't Fix

by Oui Mon May 16th, 2022 at 11:31:21 AM EST

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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America Today!

by Oui Fri Apr 29th, 2022 at 12:10:11 PM EST

State of exceptionalism, if you don't have money, and lots of it, you don't have a voice. Position of power in direct relationship to wealth of a person.

Wielding power as highest ranking Democratic member Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...

User Clip: 1998 - Biden chastises UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter | C-span |

In 1998, the former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee following Ritter's resignation after years of frustration in Iraq. In Biden's time after his opening statement, Biden chastised Ritter that the decision to go to war was above his "pay grade." While open to the idea of removing Saddam, Biden said the President and Cabinet Secretaries and people in "limos" get to make that decision, not a Weapons Inspector.

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