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Europe's Last Stand

by Oui Sun Jun 16th, 2024 at 07:22:27 PM EST

Rapidly losing competitiveness ...

Setting higher import tariffs admits weakness in industrial power ..

Electric cars and energy transition will be more costly in Europe.

Coming report by former ECB president Draghi ... rebuilding a European manufacturing base, sleepwalking a decade behind America. Enslaved by U.S. tech giants and fossil fuel corporation, adding to allied aggressive military approach to weak adversaries like Russia.

EuropeFirst! Building Trump nations inside the EU ...

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Sixty Years Since JFK, A New Dangerous Nuclear Game

by Oui Wed Jun 12th, 2024 at 06:12:09 PM EST

... and don't blame the former Soviet State which collapsed in 1989.

1956 Suez Crisis : Causes, Conflict and Global Repercussions

On receipt of the Dulles aide-memoire of February 11, 1957, Ambassador Abba Eban was called to Jerusalem for consultations. On February 18, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion appealed to Secretary Dulles to postpone the discussions in the General Assembly so that a committee composed of representatives of disinterested states should come to Israel to attempt to reach an agreement on the points at issue in Gaza and at Sharm el-Sheikh. On February 20, President Eisenhower broadcast the following address to the American people venting his anger over Israel's failure to withdraw from territories it captured in the 1956 war.

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VDL: You Will Be Inoculated!

by Oui Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 12:42:05 PM EST


A comparison of pre-bunking and debunking interventions for implied versus explicit misinformation

I am a PhD student in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia, under the supervision of Professor Ullrich Ecker, Dr Tim Kurz, and Dr Mark Hurlstone (now at the University of Lancaster).

My research explores how different types of misinformation affect people's cognition and behaviour (and how they might respond differently to interventions). I also have broad interests in causal inference and computational modelling.

Co-author Mark Hurlstone Lancaster University UK

A comparison of pre-bunking and debunking interventions for implied versus explicit misinformation | NIH publication - Aug 2022 |

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Abu Ghraib Reinvented - IDF Torture and Death

by Oui Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 06:10:13 PM EST


Late Islamic State chief Al-Baghdadi radicalized by US torture in Abu Ghraib and Camp Bucca

Were Abu Ghraib abuses learned from Israel? / Palestinians think so, but Shin Bet interrogators scoff at U.S. methods | SF Gate - 27 June 2004 |

Palestinians who have spent time in Israeli detention say the images of sexual abuse and humiliation from Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison are painful reminders of their own experience at the hands of Israeli interrogators.

Some, like Hisham Abdel Razzaq, the Palestinian minister for prisoners, believe the similarity is more than coincidental.

"I am inclined to think that the Americans copied the Israeli techniques, " said Abdel Razzaq. "I can't prove it in an objective manner, but the striking similarities are overwhelming."

But veterans of Israel's Shin Bet secret service, which conducts most of the country's anti-terrorist investigations, scoff at such charges and say sexual humiliation of the type seen in photos from Abu Ghraib is not even a useful tool in interrogating suspects.

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Statement from War Criminal Netanyahu

by Oui Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 06:06:49 AM EST

Netanyahu's brother once pulled off a legendary hostage rescue. Can Israel do it again?

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EU Election A Path for Trump Win [Update]

by Oui Sun Jun 9th, 2024 at 07:15:10 PM EST


EU elections:
Le Pen's far right leads with 31.5% of vote in France,
Macron's party trails at 15.2% (exit polls)

France's President Macron calls for new elections in wake of EU poll results | BBC News |

President Emmanuel Macron has said he is dissolving parliament and is calling for new elections following the performance of the far-right National Rally in the European elections.

He has called for parliamentary elections to be held on 30 June.

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June 2024

by Oui Sat Jun 1st, 2024 at 05:17:42 PM EST

Your take on today's news media

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Biden's Road Map to ME Peace DOA

by Oui Sat Jun 1st, 2024 at 11:58:15 AM EST

Johnson's statement on peace negotiations with North Vietnam sabotaged by right-wing Republicans in U.S. Congress and Nixon-Kissinger cabal.

CBS News Special Report: LBJ 'Will Not Seek Reelection' address to the nation [3-31-1968]

More Lyndon B. Johnson speeches

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Criminal Enterprise Jewish State of Yisrael

by Oui Fri May 31st, 2024 at 06:19:14 AM EST

The Western world goes out of its way to entertain war criminals like Netanyahu, Gantz, Gallant, Bennett, Olmert, Herzog, Shimon Peres, Barak, and most infamous Ariel Sharon. One great show devoid of humanity and encompasses torture, unlawful detention and still claiming the moral high ground.

The Dutch political parties of ultra right-wing Geert Wilders, et al., are about to appoint the former intelligence chief Dick Schoof as unelected politician as its Prime Minister to run the affairs of state in secrecy, just as Mark Rutte has done for 14 years on anguish for the Dutch.

Dick Schoof is an ally of the Five Eyes Anglo-Saxon intelligence cabal to facilitate hacking and data mining where US and UK law prohibits as such. The Mossad has a local dependence at Schiphol airport outside of Dutch interference. An Israeli corporation handles all the phone and undoubtedly Internet taps for "Dutch" justice ministry. Lawyers and human rights organization included, biggest annual Big Brothers award goes to the AIVD and ministry of "Security and Justice," what a combination.

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European Bloodshed in America's Forever Wars - II

by Oui Thu May 30th, 2024 at 09:07:10 PM EST


See yesterday's diary - Part I

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Bloodshed In Europe for America's Forever Wars

by Oui Wed May 29th, 2024 at 07:33:01 PM EST

A fu*king American idiot ...

Key word @EuroTrib | Timothy Snyder |

Censorship a Characteristic of Advanced Fascism

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Join the League of Mass Murderers

by Oui Tue May 28th, 2024 at 09:53:33 PM EST

N O   S H A M E

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Wilders I: Former Spy Chief to be Named Dutch PM

by Oui Tue May 28th, 2024 at 01:52:15 PM EST

As If Gina Haspel Became U.S. President by appointment.

Dutch extreme right-wing administration to nominate former AIVD intelligence chief for task of  Prime Minister. Bodies in the closet? He personally buried them. How very useful in time of a war of choice in Ukraine where corrupt intelligence played and still plays a huge role. Enduring war to the last Ukrainian. A script for Hollywood would have been shredded as too unbelievable. The Dutch will prove you wrong.

Civil rights organization Bits of Freedom is very concerned about the nomination of Dick Schoof as prime minister. "In the entire domain in which he has been active, repression wins over legal protection. Discrimination often plays a major role. This is a man who believes that he is above the law, that the government is above the law.

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Feeding the Western World with Hasbara

by Oui Tue May 28th, 2024 at 12:31:17 AM EST

Fundamental Christian SGP demo Amsterdam

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Demographics Will Determine Fate of Russia

by Oui Sat May 25th, 2024 at 09:13:58 AM EST

The Waning World Power | Berlin Institute - 2011 |
By Stephen Sievert, et al.

Russia and its neighboring republics from the former Soviet bloc have a long, painful experience with demographic crises: famine, war, exile and genocide led to significant population declines and mass migrations to places where essentially no one wanted to live. However, the demographic changes currently observed in the region are significantly different from all previous ones.

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World Court Bemoans Biden and Netanyahu

by Oui Fri May 24th, 2024 at 05:51:17 PM EST

World Court Bemoans Biden and Netanyahu

    S T O P   T H E   G E N O C I D E

Joe Biden and Bibi Netanyahu are in contempt of the World Court ... the clarity of their decisions leaves no room for war ... abide by the rules of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the UN Charter. Repeat offenders of war crimes, the worst of the worse .... They should know better. End impunity for the most powerful military human kind has brought forward.

Top UN court orders Israel to stop Rafah offensive | BBC News |

The UN's top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), has issued a dramatic ruling, ordering Israel to "immediately halt its military offensive in Rafah".

It acted in support of a South African application last week which sought a number of measures against Israel, accusing it of stepping up what it says is a genocide.

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GOP: Roots of Barry Goldwater and McCarthyism - Part 2

by Oui Thu May 23rd, 2024 at 08:36:47 AM EST

Blinken to Work w Congress to Impose ICC Sanctions

Post George Bush - Dick Cheney - Donald Rumsfeld era of a War on Terror breaking the International Order of Law and Justice, breaking alliances with European States, Guantanamo detention, Abu Ghraib training center for the Islamic State terrorists, Bagram prison and torture center, return of Taliban, EU ambivalent position on torture, rendition and dark prisons ... on these historic facts the United States, Great Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Baltic States, Romania, Czech Republic and Bulgaria today claim the upper moral high ground in global politics?

That ain't going to fly ...

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Johnson's Big Lie and NATO's War v Russia - Part 1

by Oui Wed May 22nd, 2024 at 01:54:44 PM EST

Of course joined at the hip by Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Making NATO defense of Europe "Trump Proof"...

Sparks Fly As Cruz Confronts Blinken Over 'Worst Foreign Policy Disaster Of Modern Times'

The legacy left by the Trump/Kushner/Pompeo administration ... even beyond the attempt to overthrow the newly elected president on 6th of January.

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ICC Complementarity and UK War Crimes in Iraq

by Oui Wed May 22nd, 2024 at 06:05:27 AM EST

Recently posted as a comment ...

Will Khan Offer Israel a Stay Out of Jail Card

Will the threatened ICC prosecutor accept Joe's proposal to drop the case in lieu of a joint judicial investigation by the U.S. and Israel, perhaps a neutral country added such as Palau. 🥵

Gaza Humanitarian Aid Order, Comply Now, Don't Complain Later

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu & Hamas Leaders | Amanpour & Co. |

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Trumpism: Darkness of Dutch Policy In Wilders I

by Oui Tue May 21st, 2024 at 02:33:39 PM EST

Short introduction what the darkness of Dutch policy will look like the coming years ...

As service to my readers I will attempt to cover this Sunday morning ultra right-wing talk show ... it is with great disgust to do so. Every fiber in my body protests this inhumane idiocy that has become mainstream and thanks to "democracy" gained a clear majority in the November 2023 election.

See my previous diary: A Racist to Lead the Dutch People

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