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Days of Kahane Terror Returns

by Oui Thu May 13th, 2021 at 01:10:23 PM EST

Prof. Leibowitz: There are Judeo-Nazis, Israel is a dictatorship and the only state in the Enlightened world where the Supreme Court allowed torture.

Most powerful words, do I need to say more?

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Palestinian Rights and E Jerusalem

by Oui Sun May 9th, 2021 at 09:55:38 PM EST

Recently I posted some news about Ramadan and how violence escalated in East Jerusalem, political stalemate after March election, and how European politicians take a knee out of respect for Israel, the occupier. There are a number of rightwing bullies in leadership positions and they get away with a lot.

Land Day In Palestine

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Social Contract, EU-27 Last Stand - Porto 2021

by Oui Sat May 8th, 2021 at 09:25:59 AM EST

Post Brexit, the Red Wall crumbles as the Tory wave crushes Keir Starmer's Labour Party.

It's time to deliver an Europe based on its founding principle and continue to be a beacon of hope for all citizens.

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Resetting US-China Relations ... Again

by Oui Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 07:43:16 AM EST

After ping-pong diplomacy under Nixon/Kissinger the Western world was urged to find compatible markets for manufacturing of cheap goods. The left protests followed against globalization and undermining workers rights. The third way under Tony Blair and Bill Clinton gave way to capitalism uniting after 9/11 attacks with populist politicians. Big tech and social media further undermined democracy and a rules based international order. Policy failures over half a century with unnecessary wars and conflicts placed the world in chaos ... it destroys nations, the means of living and displacement of families for survival. China has taken advantage of staying out of foreign conflicts and are building infrastructure, new cities and industrial complexes beyond anyone's imagination.

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Uyghur Muslim Ethnic Separatism in Xinjiang

by Oui Fri Apr 30th, 2021 at 02:42:47 PM EST

Does remind me of the US and NATO allies designating Islamist fighters in Chechnya as "Freedom Fighters" in the civil war against the Russian Republic after 1990. As a result, EU countries have accepted up to 100,000 Chechen refugees or asylum seekers. More later.

The Russian government under Yeltsin and later Putin destroyed much of Grozny to root out terror of separatism and defeat the Sunni Jihadists from across the Islamic world. Not the Shia forces of Iran, but the Sunni fighters trained in Afghanistan and elsewhere by Western allies under leadership of the CIA and US Armed Forces.

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Outcry for Genocide Should Be Universal

by Oui Wed Apr 28th, 2021 at 12:57:02 PM EST

Criticism and protest should be genuine based on human rights, not used as a tool of propaganda for a political goal or commercial profit.

There is a historic link between colonialism and oppression of minorities. Today in the 21th century, it's universal and there should be a major effort to clean house first. Hypocrisy in policy set by politicians is so very obvious it is quite ridiculous. What's often missing is historic content.

So Joe Biden is the first president to call Armenian genocide ... genocide!

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Macron Islam Policy Facing Mutiny

by Oui Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 07:30:56 PM EST

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Thwarting Kremlin Attacks by Tatars, French and Germans

by Oui Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 01:13:54 PM EST

Crimean Khanate and Tatarstan - Golden Hordes

An Cultural Introduction to Russia's Tatar People

History

The ancestors of the Kazan Tatars are the people of the Mongol khanates that once ruled across parts of central Asia, Russia and eastern Europe. In the 13th century, the mighty Mongol conqueror, Genghis Khan, pulled in many of the region's Turkic nomads into this army. This was the beginning of Tatar culture and people, who were then aligned with the Golden Horde, the successor khanate. Native to Crimea, the Crimean Tatars are the other major group of ethnic Tatars.

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Global Tentacles of Palantir Spread to EU

by Oui Sat Apr 24th, 2021 at 08:00:03 PM EST

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Keir Starmer Is Sinking In Leadership Role

by Oui Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 05:17:42 PM EST

Succumbing to the Israel lobby in the UK that aims to destroy Labour.

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NATO Expansion to Russian Frontier

by Oui Wed Apr 21st, 2021 at 08:32:33 PM EST

France's Macron says 'clear red lines' should be drawn with Russia -CBS | Reuters - Apr. 18, 2021 |

Well ... thank goodness... two leaders in agreement with one another 😄 I can imagine Macron checked first with NATO commanders or the White House. 💪🏼

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Biden A Killer - Indian Corona Deaths

by Oui Tue Apr 20th, 2021 at 12:51:44 PM EST

The outrageous Defense Production Act still blocking necessary raw materials for Indian Serum Institute COVID-19 vaccine production. Have you no shame?

What's the goal of Biden's White House ... serving Big Pharma in AmericaFirst?

Shortage of vaccine raw materials, SII CEO to Biden: End export embargo

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla Friday urged US President Joe Biden to lift the embargo on export of raw materials needed to ramp up production of Covishield and Covovax, the Covid-19 vaccines it is making in India.

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CIA Is Back: East-West Tensions In Europe

by Oui Mon Apr 19th, 2021 at 02:49:36 PM EST

U.S. Intelligence and American policy kept a Cold War intact. Doing a repeat performance, Europe build on Four Freedoms does not get the opportunity to grow from infancy through adolescence to mature as a force for peace. Communism and corruption in the former Soviet Union and its satellite states have been incorporated in Western countries and Israel to its very own detriment. The U.S. and the United Kingdom have led the attack on Russia, a failed state created during the leadership, or lack thereof, of Boris Yeltsin.

America doesn't want an united Europe as a strong economic power and will do the utmost to undermine the union. Bush and Rumsfeld split Europe into Old and New Europe. The former Soviet satellites states were like a warm bun that was easily taken into America's orbit. The allegiance to U.S. military and CIA intelligence came not really as a surprise as America is seen as the liberator of continental Europe and the defeat of Communism. With the Afghan expedition of the U.S. and NATO, many ugly abuses of human rights were seen as "acceptable" for the right cause to defeat the Islamists. Terror became the great evil across the globe and most nations in the NATO alliance left no stone unturned to cooperate.

Torture of prisoners, rendition across the globe run by the CIA, got open support from many U.S. allies. The strong ties of Eastern Europe to U.S. military and its intelligence became a strong bond above the legitimacy of being a member of the European Union.

The ugly propaganda machine with Anglo-Saxons leadership of the U.S. and U.K. was quite effective. After Afghanistan the world was led into the Iraq invasion and occupation. Under Obama, the Arab unrest - food and jobs - led to uprisings which were exploited by the West and ultimately NATO nations intervened in Libya and Syria. As was seen before in former Yugoslavia, arms and mercenaries (jihadists) were transported into the region. This scenario has become common good in the years since. An important role for the illegal arms contracts, transport and distribution was coordinated by American intelligence and its allies. Eastern European countries have played an important role in illegal arms distribution to warring parties across the world for decades.

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Community Spirit, Solidarity to Save Our Planet

by Oui Fri Apr 16th, 2021 at 12:38:42 PM EST

Some philosophical thoughts to save our planet. Green vs evils of greed. Thinking out of the box of growth, capitalism and globalization ...

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Assassins for Hire In UAE and Saudi Arabia

by Oui Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 07:25:56 PM EST

A bit of history put into context due to recent developments in the Middle East, the Abraham "Business" Accords, neglect of Palestinian cause and "regime change" in the White House from Trump to Biden. A new ball game?

Dahlan hired US mercenaries for UAE killings in Yemen | MEMO - Oct. 17, 2018 |

The Palestinian Authority (PA)'s ex-Security Chief Mohammed Dahlan arranged for US mercenaries to carry out targeted assassinations in Yemen on behalf of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The deal emerged yesterday after the founder of the security firm hired by Dahlan - Hungarian-Israeli security contractor Abraham Golan - gave an interview to Buzzfeed News in which he detailed the elaborate details of the arrangement.

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A House Divided - Truce Firebombed

by Oui Thu Apr 8th, 2021 at 07:15:37 AM EST

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HHS Closes WarpSpeed AZ Manufacturing Plant

by Oui Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 08:25:51 AM EST

FDA has not approved manufacturing of vaccines by Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and has yet to approve the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. It is BARDA, a division of the U.S. HHS which took steps and intervened in the manufacturing of Johnson & Johnson to reach standards of quality at the plant.

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Crucifixion of Mark Rutte

by Oui Thu Apr 1st, 2021 at 05:03:20 PM EST

The End of Mark Rutte?

Caught in a damn BIG LIE! ... Trump and Johnson equivalence:

"I have no memory of it"

~ Mark Rutte 2021 @MinPres

How can you forget coalition conversations?
How can you still be active at all as
Prime Minister when you forget things so quickly.

Resign and go!

I have waited years for the moment this lying ass gets what he deserves ...

NOS News: Party Leaders Astounded

Angry MPs even call for new elections!

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Rightwing Kahane Member to Enter Knesset

by Oui Wed Mar 24th, 2021 at 09:58:33 AM EST

Sign of the times in Israel when a member of a terrorist designated group enters the Knesset to join forces with a corrupt Bibi Netanyahu to keep him out of prison.

At first I put up a few posts, not expecting a different election return than the other three in the last 2-3 years with Bibi Netanyahu crowned as new Prime Minister of an extreme rightwing Jewish State in the Middle East, the cradle of Religious turmoil and turf wars. I understand from following the election news on i24 channel in English, the hatred within the State of Israel between tribes and countries of origin are far worse than we can imagine in a calm EU-27 by comparison.

Elections give rise to extremist party in Knesset | Ynet News |

An alliance of far-right groups including openly racist and homophobic candidates appears poised to enter Israel's parliament, possibly as an indispensable member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition, according to exit polls Tuesday.

The Religious Zionist Party includes a new incarnation of the Kahanist movement, a Jewish extremist group outlawed as terrorists by Israel, the United States and other Western countries decades ago over its incitement to violence against Arabs.

Its rise heralds a further shift to the right in Israel, where parties that support Jewish settlements and oppose the creation of a Palestinian state already dominate the political scene. A solidly right-wing government would likely find itself on a collision course with U.S. President Joe Biden's administration, which has pressed for the revival of peace efforts.

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2488 Americans Died In Afghanistan 2001-2021

by Oui Thu Apr 15th, 2021 at 06:45:29 PM EST

We Got him!  

Total violent deaths in Iraq 288,000 ... and counting.

Mission Accomplished

Total death toll in AfPak region (unknown) ... and counting.

We saw, we came, he died.

Civil War in Libya, Tuareg fight for Independent Azawad (Mali). Maghreb countries and transport Libyan arms to Boko Haram in Nigeria.

 

More people died from terrorism than ever before--and mostly in these five countries - 2014

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