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US From Asset to Liability

by Oui Sat Feb 24th, 2024 at 08:51:51 AM EST

An EurAsian view of the UK Statecraft and the chances in the Commonwealth.

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Supremacy and Exclusion Learned In Judaism

by Oui Fri Feb 23rd, 2024 at 03:38:16 PM EST

Terrorism is terrorism no matter what religion "teaches" humans about G*d, Allah, Abraham or Paradise of Adam and Eve.

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Biden's Arms Race East vs West

by Oui Fri Feb 23rd, 2024 at 10:56:57 AM EST

Biden slams Republicans for hiding behind Trump and MAGA undermining NATO unity ...

GOP Is Making s Big Mistake by Not Responding to the Russian threat

The idea that we're going to walk away from Ukraine, the idea that we're going to let NATO begin to split is totally against the interests of the United States of America and it is against our word we've given ... all the way back to Eisenhower,' he told reporters Sunday.

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Advice On Foreign Intervention and Lethal Aid

by Oui Thu Feb 22nd, 2024 at 03:18:53 PM EST

Excellent Public Relations for all our allies abroad ...

 🤣 🤣 🤣 did this stop the wars in Ukraine and the atrocities in Gaza, Palestinian occupied territory under siege by military power of the Jewish State of Israel ⁉️

Council for advice Dutch Foreign Relations ...

Dutch support for Ukraine is and remains 'necessary and urgent'. An important advisory council informed the government of this today. "There is a lot at stake. It may well be that Europe will be on its own in 2024," the chairman of that council, Bert Koenders, told RTL News.

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US Uses 3rd Veto to Block Ceasefire Resolution

by Oui Wed Feb 21st, 2024 at 06:15:48 AM EST

The leading western power has lost all legitimacy as a broker for peace in the Middle East or anywhere in the world. No moral setting, just the might of the gun as coercion to get its way. Europe has joined in this miserable adventure and too has lost its established credibility of a peacemaker. #WeAreNato #WeAreUnited


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Biden: Russia Must Not Win

by Oui Tue Feb 20th, 2024 at 07:15:05 PM EST



27 nov 2014 -- Captain Oleksandr Olefirov, National Guard spokesperson:
"Mariupol is being defended by the personnel of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine - the Armed Forces of Ukraine, by the National Guard, border patrol personnel, as well as volunteer battalions."

From the sounds of it, the city seems like it's filled with Ukrainian troops. And indeed they are everywhere. On the land, on the sea and even underground:

Here the Ukrainian troops hide from the freezing temperatures outside. They sleep, eat and dry their clothes in this bunker. It is indeed very warm inside and the soldiers say they are happy with such accommodations, but complain there's no wi-fi.

Avdiivka: Hard Road to Liberation | 31 July 2019 |

Five years ago, the Ukrainian military was liberating Avdiivka, on the front line of Eastern Ukraine. After hours of fighting, the occupants had to retreat. As of today, even though Avdiivka is under the control of Ukraine, residential areas are still targeted by Russian-backed militants.

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Jewish Donations to Euro Islamophobia

by Oui Tue Feb 20th, 2024 at 12:55:01 PM EST

Incitement to 🔥 HATE ⁉️

Covered aspects quite often especially talking about Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Dutch politician Geert Wilders. Created by military interventions in the Middle East, especially Iraq, Libya, Sahel region and Syria to overthrow Assad. A strong PR campaign and focused social media platforms covered and directed the war narrative of the Pentagon, Downing Street 10 and those in the coalition parroting the narrative within NATO allies. From earlier comments ...

For Safety of Jews, Stop Weaponizing Anti-semitism | 1 Jan. 2024 |

Is this NATO ChatGTP writing such complete bull ...

The Right-wing majority in EU capitals demand building walls ... the worst comments of all by EU top diplomat Josep Borrell ...

Crude Comments From Europe's Top Diplomat Point to Bigger Problems | NY Times - Oct. 17, 2022 |

Migration to Europe from wartorn Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan added to the fury from ME partners Qatar and the UAE ...

Josep Borrell as Europe's racist 'gardener'

The top EU diplomat's poisonous analogy of Europe as a garden and the world as an invading jungle inverts history.

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ICJ Start Oral Hearings 57-Year Occupation Palestine

by Oui Sun Feb 18th, 2024 at 08:51:26 AM EST

What has Roosevelt and Truman wrought? The end of Wilsonian foreign policy in sight.

UN International Court of Justice in The Hague:
52 Countries to Take Part in Hearings on Occupation of Palestinian Land

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Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi and Islamic State in Sinai

by Oui Sat Feb 17th, 2024 at 05:46:54 PM EST

Triggered by a "revelation" @TikunOlam I disagreed with, I took time to do some research in history of Hamas caught between PA, Israel, ISIS terror and Egypt's struggle with terror in the Sinai. Through the years I had written a lot on these topics.

A historical summary of events as I understood them at the time. Part of Obama-Biden-HRC foreign policy on the Middle East was an extended hand to Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood. I never quite understood this choice as it undermined relations with the Arab Gulf states which had banned the Brotherhood due to extreme terror activities in their country after the Muslim Brotherhood was ousted under a reformist government of Gamal Nasser  of Egypt.

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Munich NATO War Escalation Conference

by Oui Fri Feb 16th, 2024 at 08:49:28 PM EST

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Navalny Gone ... Assange Next?

by Oui Fri Feb 16th, 2024 at 04:02:03 PM EST

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From The River to the Sea

by Oui Tue Feb 13th, 2024 at 09:58:41 AM EST


Six coalition MKs, signed what was dubbed the "Covenant of Victory and Renewal of Settlement" | TOI |

Speaking amid a carnival-like atmosphere at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the leader of the ultranationalist Religious Zionism party, extolled the virtues of creating new settlements, declaring: "God willing, we will settle and we will be victorious."

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Megalomania Thrives in the West

by Oui Mon Feb 12th, 2024 at 04:49:00 PM EST

European leaders knew what the the four Trump years meant for the EU, NATO and the threat coming from America.

Joe Biden took the EU for a ride by weaponizing NATO into an aggressive stand vs the Russian Federation while turning a blind eye to the oppressive regime of Israel with settler PM Bennett and the return of criminal Netanyahu. On both fronts the global community is watching in horror the developments of war, massacres and genocide.

The countries in the European Union were bowing to Donald Trump and repeated selling out the founding principles of the EU once Joe Biden started his campaign of bullying individual states and continued the process of undermining the sanctity and sovereignty of Europe which includes from historic viewpoint, Western Russia.

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Disgusting Israeli Ad: PM Office Gaza Genocide

by Oui Sun Feb 11th, 2024 at 11:03:59 PM EST

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Rafah Cleansing Next Phase Genocide

by Oui Sun Feb 11th, 2024 at 10:57:03 AM EST

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Lt. Col. Syrsky to Further UA War Debacle

by Oui Sat Feb 10th, 2024 at 03:10:08 PM EST

Serious issue a lack of manpower and munitions

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Sverige Lägger ner Nord Streams Explosions-utredning

by Oui Thu Feb 8th, 2024 at 09:14:20 AM EST

Åklagaren Mats Ljungqvist vid Åklagarmyndigheten säger i ett uttalande att utredningen har varit systematisk och grundlig saknar

Åklagaren lägger ner Nord Stream-utredning | Aftonbladet |

Sweden drops Nord Stream explosions investigation

An attack on crucial European infrastructure, the coward Swedes now claim they lack jurisdiction. The death of the European Union as an economic powerhouse.

One certainty, it wasn't Russia ...

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Israel Policy of a Disturbed Joe Biden

by Oui Wed Feb 7th, 2024 at 11:24:54 PM EST


How the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's schools and universities is creating a lost generation | Arab News |

United States Policy Toward Israel: The Politics, Sociology, Economics & Strategy of Commitment |
Thesis Ph.D. in International Relations @LSE by Elizabeth Stephens in 2003 |

The irony of the US-Israeli relationship and the strength of Israel's negotiating position was attributable to the highly penetrated nature of the American political system and its susceptibility to influence from transnational actors. It was Tel Aviv not the administration that convinced the pro-Israel lobby and Congress not to oppose the sale. By communicating informally with their contacts in Washington, Tel Aviv prevented the mobilisation of Israel's congressional friends against the Jordanian arms deal. Israeli access and ability to influence government officials paradoxically gave Israel almost equal weight with the White House in the negotiations. In an all-out confrontation with Israel, Johnson was not guaranteed of success and may have expended considerable political capital and his personal currency as President in securing the support of the Senate in ratifying the sale. As will be shown, President Reagan's 1981 battle with Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin over the AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia, vindicates Johnson's determination to secure Israeli compliance in the deal.

The Jordanian arms deal undermined the distinction between defensive and offensive arms sales and signalled a fundamental reconfiguration of America's role in the Middle East. A spiral of superpower confrontation by proxy was unleashed, whereby arms supplies to the region escalated as the regional states exploited their new found power over their patrons to secure an abundance of increasingly sophisticated weapons systems.

Washington's official policy of curbing arms supplies was further undermined by the revelation that Jordan was not an exception to the rule and that a number of friendly Arab states, including Lebanon, Libya and Saudi Arabia, had also received weapons from the US.

Members of the State Department were also concerned that "if Israel [were] unable to obtain its valid conventional arms requirements, those in Israel who advocate[d] the acquisition of nuclear weapons [would] find a much more fertile environment for their views." The extent to which this fear was replicated in the White House is unclear, but both Kennedy and Johnson made US inspections of Israeli nuclear facilities to ascertain the extent of Israel's nuclear capability, a prerequisite for agreement on conventional arms transfers.

Through accident as much as by design, three broad contours of Johnson's Middle East policy were firmly established by the eve of the 1967 war. The first objective was to create stability in the Gulfregion. This was to be achieved through the sale of nearly half a billion dollars worth of military equipment to Iran and Saudi Arabia to enable them to strengthen their monarchies against internal subversion and to defend the region against Soviet encroachment. The second objective was to promote Israel's security and deter it from seeking a nuclear capability. The third objective was to control the Arab radicalism that threatened to erode Western influence in the Middle East by decreasing aid to Egypt [Muslim Brotherhood] and isolating Syria's pro-Soviet regime. This policy was designed to strengthen pro-American regimes while avoiding official commitments and diplomatic entanglement.

Prelude to Crisis

Despite Washington's effort to buttress what it saw as the forces of moderation, Middle Eastern tensions were heightened in February 1966, when a new radical government, drawn from the minority Alawi sect, seized power in Syria. In seeking to consolidate its hold on power, the regime fell foul of Soviet blandishments and the temptation to substitute foreign adventures for domestic popularity. In so doing, Damascus was instrumental in accelerating the outbreak of the third Arab-Israeli war.

In an endeavour to establish popular legitimacy and support amongst the Syrian people, the government used Ahmad Shuqairi's fledgling Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) in a "war of national liberation" that took the form of guerrilla raids into Israel across the Syrian, Jordanian and Lebanese borders. For the Syrian leaders, the raids and the predictable Israeli reaction had the double virtue of putting both `reactionary' Jordan and `progressive' Egypt on the spot and forced Cairo's hand in concluding a mutual defence treaty with Damascus in November 1966. The treaty blatantly aligned the region's two most radical states with Moscow, and by implication, against Israel and the United States.

The explosive nature of the situation was heightened in November 1966 when Israel retaliated against the raids by attacking the Palestinian West Bank village of Es-Samu and killing 30 civilians. Johnson rebuked Eshkol for the severity of the attack and reassured King Hussein of his government's commitment to the territorial integrity of his Kingdom. The administration was so incensed that another democracy could behave in such a way that in the United Nations, the US ambassador Arthur Goldberg condemned both sides for the use of force and on 25 November refused to veto the UN Security Council resolution censuring Tel Aviv. American strategy appeared to have the desired effect when in January 1967 Eshkol reacted with marked restraint to a Fatah raid on Israeli territory. The effect was short lived, however, and the scale of Arab terrorist attacks and Israeli retaliation reached new heights on 7 April 1967 when the Israelis shot down six Syrian Mig-21s over Jordanian and Syrian territory without sustaining any losses themselves.

Israel PM Begin young Senator Biden on 1982 Lebanon invasion harsh treatment civilians women and children

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US-Israel Deal to Cut UNRWA Aid for Munitions

by Oui Tue Feb 6th, 2024 at 08:30:48 PM EST

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as traitor of the Palestinian cause ... normalisation initiative blocked by the power of King Salman and his court.

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Israel's Horror Decades of Inhumanity #Occupation

by Oui Tue Feb 6th, 2024 at 10:59:12 AM EST

After occupation, abuse came the Security Wall more Apartheid and abuse, eviction, stealing Palestinian land which led to the new Gaza War, more dehumanization and genocide.

The Jewish State of Israel came with terror and continues with terror. When is ENOUGH, ENOUGH?

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