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Bi-Partisan Effort to Undermine Democracy

by Oui Thu Jun 1st, 2023 at 01:52:14 PM EST

After 7 Years, I'm in good company ...

Was clear to me from the start RussiaGate was a fraud initiated by the US (former) Intelligence community, DNC Complex, Hillary & Friends and abuse of power in the branches of U.S. Government.

'Journalism for rent': Inside the secretive firm behind the Trump dossier | WaPo - Dec. 11, 2017 |

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June 2023

by Oui Wed May 31st, 2023 at 10:02:22 PM EST

Your take on today's news media

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Integrating Ukraine Into NATO Family

by Oui Tue May 30th, 2023 at 10:51:14 AM EST

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Incident Ukrainian War Display Gets Int'l Attention

by Oui Sat May 27th, 2023 at 01:34:26 PM EST

Speech Mayor Femke Halsema was not received w/o criticism

No freedom without peace in the world

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German Climate Activists Group Outlawed

by Oui Wed May 24th, 2023 at 01:40:08 PM EST

German climate activists raided for forming 'criminal group' | BBC News |

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Joe Biden. America's Interventionist Hero

by Oui Sat May 13th, 2023 at 06:14:39 PM EST

Not the first nor only time Biden "misspoke" ... the attempted coup d'état

Türkiye is the bad boy within the NATO alliance ... "we are united" ...

After the US retreated from Afghanistan, Türkiye became an important regional player, just look at the Turkic people in Central Asia extending into China's province Xinjiang - see also Uyghur Freedom Fighters and Kunduz Mosque Attack on Oct. 8, 2021.

US alliance with Kurds in the Syria campaign has positive effect for the Kurds fighting for independence. You are well aware Israel has had long ties with the Kurds in Northern Iraq.

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Targeted Assassinations: a Bankrupt Strategy

by Oui Tue May 9th, 2023 at 09:32:59 AM EST

Quite likely my very last diary written here @EuroTrib, however I couldn't keep silent on a topic close to my heart and value of principles worth living for. This blog specifically has a history of bloggers where views and news on the I-P conflict were kept in balance.

For a number of years and especially recently during the Trump administration and the idiotic pro-Israel stance and damn the Palestinians, Europeans began to turn after the wicked Abraham "Economic" Accords. About the same level of wisdom as Trump/Pompeo sitting at the table with top Taliban terrorists in Doha trumpeting retreat from Afghanistan, admitting a disgraceful defeat in the graveyard of empires. Notch up another failed empire, leaving the civilian population, especially girls and women in a Medieval hell, worst on Earth. America turns its back just to head towards Poland and the Baltics to continue their war on another front. Afghanistan is eft to the region as the neighbouring states will have to deal with these ramifications.

Joe may you receive your reward in the next life you believe in. Joe you are morally corrupt like most who have a role in political power for way too long. Vladimir Putin 1998 - present - Joe Biden 1982 - present.

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Hijacking Peace by Zelensky for War Escalation

by Oui Thu May 4th, 2023 at 08:57:01 AM EST

So he came by night to The Hague, the city of Peace and Carnegie foundation of the Peace Palace and what it stands for.

Brutal war propaganda supported by opportunistic leader VVD party and Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Today, Thursday May 4th is the Commemoration of heroes and war deaths, especially the citizens killed during the German occupation 1940-45 and the Jewish population arrested, transported through Westerbork to extermination camps of Hitler Nazi terror and genocide. Most camps were on Ukrainian territory, Poland and Eastern Germany. Soviet prisoners of war too were slaughtered as cattle.

War and March of the Living | Apr 19th, 2023 |

This morning an impressive documentary on EuroNews about the yearly March of the Living at Auschwitz with interview of a lone survivor David Schecter who lost 105 family members.

Poland, Holocaust and History Revisionism | Apr 24th, 2023 |

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UA Drone Attack On Moscow

by Oui Wed May 3rd, 2023 at 04:34:24 PM EST

As last resort, Kyiv achieves a drone attack above the Kremlin ...  

... Zelensky said he was "sure we'll have aircrafts" and pointed out that so far Ukraine has first had to prove itself on the battlefield before getting more advanced military support.

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May 2023

by Oui Sun Apr 30th, 2023 at 09:30:54 PM EST

Your take on today's news media

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US Provoked Conflict In Europe

by Oui Wed Apr 26th, 2023 at 08:27:37 PM EST

Chinese President Xi Jinping, while talking to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over phone, says dialogue and negotiations are the only viable way out for the Ukraine crisis.

Xi says dialogue only viable way out for Ukraine crisis | Xinhua News |

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U.S. Will Be Ousted From Middle-East

by Oui Sat Apr 8th, 2023 at 08:18:21 AM EST

Today ...

China's yuan ideal for energy trade in Gulf Region: vice president of Tehran University

The meeting between the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran in Beijing on Thursday will be hopefully the beginning of a much better situation in the West Asia, which can also create the momentum for rapprochement especially in the Gulf Region, Vice President of the University of Tehran, also also Member of Iran's Presidential Delegation to China, Professor Mohammad Marandi told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.

Marandi said that as the world is moving toward de-dollarization, it's important to have alternative currencies and it would be ideal to use China's yuan when China imports energy from the Gulf region.

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Settler Extremism Blessed by Jerusalem Leaders

by Oui Sun Mar 19th, 2023 at 05:55:32 PM EST

Decades of ugly scenes of settler attacks on Palestinian homes, olive groves and just simply brutality because it can with impunity ... call it "price tag" and the settler terrorists will be protected.

In aftermath of ugly pogrom by illegal settlers on West Bank Palestinian territory ...

Israel's Fascists Call for Genocide on Palestinians |i Mar 3rd, 2023 |

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Rightwing Operation New EU 'Enlightenment’

by Oui Tue May 2nd, 2023 at 01:53:03 PM EST

'Protecting citizens from influence by Brussels on divergent principles of society.

Destroying the founding principles of the EEC and European Union one year after the other ...

NATO Shows Off Missile Base In Romania, Calling It 'Purely Defensive' | RFERL - Nov. 25, 2019 |

Relationship DNC security hack and Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike.

Related reading ...

CrowdStrike: Making it up as they go along?

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Neocon Years and NATO Expansion of 2008

by Oui Fri Apr 28th, 2023 at 06:36:33 PM EST

Swedish Defense Research Agency, a report written in 2002 ... speaking of idealism 😄

The membership experiences of Denmark, Norway, Hungary, and the Czech Republic

The Influence of Small States on NATO Decision-Making

Post 9/11 the NATO alliance has changed for the worse unfortunately.

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Poland, Holocaust and History Revisionism

by Oui Mon Apr 24th, 2023 at 09:30:08 PM EST

Don't Conflate Israel, Zionism and anti-Semitism

The tweet was removed by Amy Albertson ...

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Another Labour MP In Hot Water

by Oui Mon Apr 24th, 2023 at 10:54:07 AM EST

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

For such an experienced politician seated in British parliament, such remarks and/or views are problematic. She already has a legacy of blunders, speaking w/o sufficient knowledge or misconceptions of data. When you don't grasp the content, best is just to STFU.

Labour officials will decide on Diane Abbott's future, says shadow minister

Abbott prompted widespread condemnation with a letter published in the Observer on Sunday that criticised an article published the previous week describing the racism experienced by many Irish, Jewish and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people in the UK.

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Winning the Propaganda War

by Oui Sat Apr 22nd, 2023 at 05:36:00 PM EST

….. and losing tens of thousands on the battlefield.

How to convince and manipulate public opinion in the Western world. It has become clear this is NATO's war pushed by western media, a stringent censorship in place to keep everyone on the same page.

How to beat the odds and push for war in a modern tech world. The effect of social media and the crucial role played by Big Tech from California was illustrated in the uprisings and regime change under the Obama administration in 2011. It has remained an effective narrative to this day as it falsified history in the minds and memories of the NATO supportive countries.

Crafting a winning narrative during modern war | Arizona State University - March 25, 2022 |

Center on the Future of War professor says Ukraine has mastered the art of online propaganda and is beating Russia at its own game

Q: Your recent piece in Politico spells out how Ukraine has won the hearts and minds of everyone around the world through an effective social media campaign because "big ideas get out and win wars." Can you expound on that?

A: In modern war and politics, the information space is one of the most crucial parts of the battlefield. This is not about mere propaganda. If your ideas get out and win out, that determines everything from whether soldiers, civilians and onlookers around the world will join your cause ....

Information wars: the fine art of mass manipulation in the digital age (May 1, 2017)

"Globalization begins to consume itself"

A long period of attention on this topic has been covered by me, as most news in the Western world is far from objective. Western "democracies" are following a narrative of war, not peace, and at the same time silencing critical voices.

IMO the military power of the West led by the U.S., is between seven and ten-fold advanced over its nearest competitor. So too. the lead of hybrid warfare is quite similar as the Internet and Big Tech owns most in the digital cyberspace. Accusing other states is part of an aggressive stance, but should be seen with the necessary grains of salt.

Statecraft, Manipulation and Propaganda Is an Art with Actors

Have we forgotten George Bush, Tony Blair and the shortcomings in manipulation and propaganda?

The extent of the vulnerability of an "open society" to manipulation and propaganda seems to have been realised by George Soros only very recently. In the book Suskind says he came to wonder how it was possible for Orwellian propaganda techniques to be successful in a relatively open society without the need for the totalitarian repressive apparatus that Orwell imagined in 1984. [Source: Migeru in 2008]

George Bush, democratization and "reality-based community"

by Oui @BooMan on June 21, 2014 |

As Iraq was unravelling last week and the possible outlines of the first jihadist state in modern history were coming into view, I remembered this nugget from the summer of 2002. At the time, journalist Ron Suskind had a meeting with "a senior advisor" to President George W. Bush (later identified as Karl Rove). Here's how he described part of their conversation:

    The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off.

    "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors .... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

As events unfold increasingly chaotically across the region that officials of the Bush years liked to call the Greater Middle East, consider the eerie accuracy of that statement. The president, his vice president Dick Cheney, his defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and his national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, among others, were indeed "history's actors." They did create "new realities" and, just as Rove suggested, the rest of us are now left to "study" what they did.

George W. Bush's Crusade and American Fundamentalism

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War and March of the Living

by Oui Wed Apr 19th, 2023 at 12:40:40 PM EST

This morning an impressive documentary on EuroNews about the yearly March of the Living at Auschwitz with interview of a lone survivor David Schecter who lost 105 family members.

My earlier diary ...

Global Xenophobia and Historical Amnesia | July 1, 2018 |

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Non Oui? Read the Facts from Intelligence Expert Bamford

by Oui Tue Apr 18th, 2023 at 01:40:14 PM EST

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