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We Are All From Mars Now

by Oui Fri Jan 27th, 2023 at 12:19:54 PM EST

Architect of Lviv Uprising of 2014 Speaks Out

I suspect this is a piece of propaganda from Kyiv as I cannot find a recent statement of Vicky Nuland in this regard. As far back as March 22 there was a similar statement for a resolution ... just hogwash as diplomacy and a compromise solution is only meaningful before hostilities starts. Mid-Februari 2022 the Ukrainian Army and Azov battalion started an artillery barrage on the Donbas as OSCE reported (w/o UK and U.S. observers as they pulled out a fortnight before Feb. 24th).

Warning disinformation

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US War Powers, Regime Change and Third Option

by Oui Sat Jan 21st, 2023 at 11:47:07 PM EST

Brutal US Sanctions, Sanctions and more Sanctions ...

Sunni provocation in local districts of Iran

During the George Bush regime, there was always a drive to overthrow the Iranian government as a revenge for many incidents of confrontation since the Revolution of 1979, not the intervention of 1953 to place the Rena Khan Pahlavi Prince on the Western oriented throne ...

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US War Powers, Regime Change -- Part 2

by Oui Sat Jan 21st, 2023 at 12:09:33 AM EST

History of US aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran

Supporting Saddam Hussein in the 1980s with genocidal attack employing chemical warfare on the battlefield, providing military intelligence and targeting from satellite data. Joining in horrible war crimes. A million lives lost on the Iraq-Iran War.

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran | Dawn - Aug. 28, 2013 |

The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and special presidential envoy Donald Rumsfeld set up a meeting in Baghdad and still gave him a hand.

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US War Powers, Regime Change -- Part 1

by Oui Fri Jan 20th, 2023 at 11:50:21 PM EST

A long read, however the unrest in the Middle East has not ended. NATO and the EU-27 are all aligned in confrontation with the outside "Jungle" of terror.

Trump policy of the Abraham "Economic" Accords has been extended by Joe Biden and Europe tags along. Israel has received a free hand to suppress the Palestinian movement for independence.

The so-called effort to restart the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran has been a shameful farce. The White House and US Congress has tightened the sanctions and a new front of the U.S./UK with NATO allies and the European Union have agreed the deal made under Barack Obama U.S. dead. A definite break with further risk of hostilities on the Arabian peninsula and the Persian Guif.

As the U.S. has become an oil and gas exporter, the security around the Strait of Hormuz is of importance for Europe, India, South Korea and especially China.

The unrest inside Iran has all the marking of foreign intervention and acts of violence by terror groups funded by the West such as the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK).

Iran blacklists US officials for supporting 'terrorist' group MEK | Al Jazeera |

Iran says the Americans provided deliberate support to a group that is accused of killing 17,000 Iranians over decades.

The Iranian government has blacklisted United States officials over their backing of a group that Tehran considers to be a "terrorist" organisation.

The Iranian foreign ministry published a list of 61 current and former American officials who it said have provided "deliberate support" to the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), a group that openly calls for overthrowing the current Iranian establishment.

Several of the individuals, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, were previously blacklisted by the Iranian government for other reasons.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senators Ted Cruz and Cory Booker, and former National Security Adviser Lincoln Bloomfield were among the sanctioned individuals.

The individuals provided support to the group by participating in its events and "offering political and propaganda support", the Iranian foreign ministry said.

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War In Ukraine A Failed Process by NATO

by Oui Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 05:32:47 PM EST

At Davos military allies call for quick escalation of training Ukrainian forces in advanced weaponry.

Russia forces poised to conquer key logistic center of Bakhmut after Soledar.

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No Peace In Sight

by Oui Sun Jan 15th, 2023 at 04:46:02 PM EST

Zelensky uses each and every opportunity to get more advanced weapons delivered from NATO allies ..

From day one ...

Ukraine's Zelensky asks citizens to resist and Europe to do more

Yesterday and today ...

Once blood flows and "investment" increases in warfare, one gets a perpetuum mobile to sustain a stupid, senseless war! 😡

No one wants this war and only a handful of delegates in government have their hands on the lever ...

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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Another Execution

by Oui Sat Jan 14th, 2023 at 12:05:15 PM EST

A Death Sentence Is So .. ehh Definitive

A civilized nation does not invoke the death penalty ever ... EU principled law.

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Judeo-Fascism Arises - Kahane

by Oui Thu Jan 12th, 2023 at 07:04:42 PM EST

In a "moderate" fascist coalition, Bibi Netanyahu manage to evade Justice for alleged corruption and bribery charges. He enjoyed a warm bath with Donald, Mike and family friend Jared Kushner occupying the White House for four years. Israel managed its PR in an outstanding manner, no crimes were left punished on the International scene ... mighty friend the United States of America was a steady ally with the world's most powerful military as guarantor.

More and more the accusation of driving an Apartheid state became bothersome ... the best bid to counteract "leftist" humane traits is to move further to extreme right politicians. Kahane loyalists now partner with Bibi to run a dilapidated form of government while still claiming to be the Wests best ally to save democracy from authoritarian states in the "jungle" of Barbarians. Ask the EU and Josep Borrell about fascism in his early Spanish education years.

Former IDF General: Arrest Gantz and Lapid for Treason | Tikun Olam |

MK Tvika Fogel and Deputy Minister Almog Cohen accuse Gantz and Lapid of "sedition," threaten to arrest them 'n handcuffs'

PM: In a democracy we don't arrest opposition heads, or encourage civil disobedience

Police said to tell Ben Gvir they won't change treatment of anti-government protesters, pushing back against his demands for a crackdown; will confiscate Nazi imagery

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Baerbock Solidair with UA in Kharkiv

by Oui Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 11:38:38 AM EST

How can we lengthen the war to avoid defeat #liveslost #destruction

More ammo, heavy artillery and pantser ... training in U.S. for Patriot systems ...

When diplomats fail, the cannons of destruction start thundering and fighter aircraft roar across the skies. Baerbock witnessing what a year of war has wrought ... a very stupid person not fit for her task.

Time for German top diplomacy at the frontline in Kharkiv

A few weeks ago, NATO and Ukrainian forces were "winning", recovering large swats of land ... in the real world the war has been at a stalemate for months and has become a slugfest with both sides hanging in the ropes.

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Mary Robinson and Fallacy of War and Peace

by Oui Tue Jan 10th, 2023 at 09:51:51 AM EST

Mary Robinson is a valiant fighter for Our Planet

Then the war in Ukraine erupted, not suddenly, but with a long history leading towards war!

Mary Robinson: Ukraine fallout should serve as catalyst for move to clean energy | May 4, 2022 |

A fallacy as she should know ☮️

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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British Anglicanism, Disinformation and Harry

by Oui Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:49:58 AM EST

Centuries of protecting the Family "Jewels" -- see definition by the CIA.

I am far from a Royalty watcher as I believe in a Republic w/o royalty or influence by any religious group or church.

The British tragedy of Prince Harry and American divorcee Meghan is a cry from someone with a traumatic experience of losing a mom, two weeks before his 13th birthday, missing her dearly with too many questions unanswered. The Anglican clan of the palaces, royalty and foot folk shut like a clam and uses the disinformation capabilities to the fullest.

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Israel Campaign of Illegal Acts w Impunity

by Oui Sat Jan 7th, 2023 at 12:08:31 PM EST

The United States leads in using veto to block UN Security Council debate and resolutions to condemn the Jewish State as Netanyahu insists to define the Apartheid state.

Once Trump left the scene in the White House and "friend" Joe Biden entered the presidency, European nations led by Von der Leyen, Schulz and Borrell lined up behind the Abraham "Economic" Accords with Israel to further isolate the Palestinian people. Just awful and a rightwing policy of a European Union poisoned by racism and xenophobia coming to light. Where are the protest?

US Joe Biden Partners with Israel in Gaza Carnage

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No Peace on West's Mind or Vocabulary

by Oui Fri Jan 6th, 2023 at 06:03:40 PM EST

Zelensky and his crew.changed Orthodox Xmas to Rome's and westen Christian's' December 25th.

A proposal for a ceasefire during Christmas Day is quite common in bitter wars. Sometimes regional commanders agree to a local ceasefire ... see the trench warfare in Northern France against the Germans in World War I.

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US Big Failures from Caspian Sea to Ukraine

by Oui Tue Jan 3rd, 2023 at 10:19:13 PM EST

Now updated with two articles in The Nation by Stephen F. Cohen published in 2006 and 2008.

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Dutch Cabinet Rutte and Endemic Racism

by Oui Mon Jan 2nd, 2023 at 09:36:29 PM EST

Government policy led by artificial intelligence. AI and algoritme risks discrimination, see Dutch case tax collection false accusation social benefit fraud ... a reconstruction of years of neglect.

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Will Planet Earth Survive Capitalism?

by Oui Sun Jan 1st, 2023 at 02:09:32 PM EST

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Censorship a Characteristic of Advanced Fascism

by Oui Fri Dec 30th, 2022 at 05:36:49 PM EST

EU/NATO Propaganda It's About Daesh and Russia [Update5] | Nov. 24, 2016 |

After the failure of PropOrNot in November 2016 ...

Turn to Europe to censor media ...

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Mazel Tov! Netanyahu

by Oui Thu Dec 29th, 2022 at 08:23:38 PM EST

Of three controversial leaders, Prime Ministers Boris Johnson, President Trump ... Netanyahu is back in power, America's closest ally in he Middle East and just as religious, bigoted and fascist as its sponsor, the United States of America. As the oppression and occupation of the West Bank continues with more military force.

Many moons ago I wrote ...

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

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Merkel's Explosive Interview Die Zeit

by Oui Sun Dec 25th, 2022 at 10:50:05 AM EST

"Hatten Sie gedacht, ich komme mit Pferdeschwanz?" -- Die Zeit

Angela  Merkel über ihren neuen Lebensabschnitt, mögliche Fehler ihrer Russlandpolitik, ihre Rolle in der Flüchtlingskrise und die Frage, ob mit deutschen Kanzlern ungnädig umgegangen wird.

When I first learned of the content, I could not believe to have been deceived by the Germans and Angela Merkel ... I had much trust in Merkel's leadership. If her statement about the intent of the Minsk Agreement is her attempt to revise history for her biography, she handed  the Kremlin an argument for starting the military operation and propaganda never to sign any peace or security treaty with the West or NATO allies again.

Frontpaged with minor edit - Frank Schnittger

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Deglobalization: US Attack On Europe's Heart

by Oui Fri Dec 23rd, 2022 at 09:53:55 PM EST

Biden did not confide in Boris the nuclear submarine contract swiped from France in August 2021 was a part of deglobalization policy and a NATO military buildup

    American politics is not about consensus

    Business man Trump understood quid pro quo

    There are true allies and enemy states

    Get our troops home, we are not the global police force

    Treated Russia as a friend contrary to the Ukraine (supported HRC)

    Wise lessons from Covid-19 pandemic: Defense Production Act of 1950

    Bring manufacturing home .... MAGA

    Old and wise, Joe Biden cherry-picked Trump policy ....

Cutting off chip technology lifelines to foreign competition - ASML

A globally critical chip firm is driving a wedge between the U.S. and Netherlands over China tech policy | CNBC - Dec. 4, 2022 |

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