Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy

When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with missiles to hit Chinese ships in a US-China conflict. So they initiated an aggressive campaign to lobby the Vietnamese government, and even Communist Party officials, … Continue reading “Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy”

US-Backed Kurds Agree to Increase Oil Supplies to Syrian Government in Exchange for Reopening of Crossings

The Syrian government closed the al-Tabqa, al-Hawra and al-Sabkha crossings in the countryside of Raqqa on March 21. The closure stopped civilians and commercial trucks from passing between government-controlled areas in northeast Syria and those held by the Syrian Democratic Forces and led to an increase in the prices of foodstuffs, building materials, medicines and medical equipment in the SDF-controlled areas. The closures … Continue reading “US-Backed Kurds Agree to Increase Oil Supplies to Syrian Government in Exchange for Reopening of Crossings”

US-Backed Kurds Agree to Increase Oil Supplies to Syrian Government in Exchange for Reopening of Crossings

The Syrian government closed the al-Tabqa, al-Hawra and al-Sabkha crossings in the countryside of Raqqa on March 21. The closure stopped civilians and commercial trucks from passing between government-controlled areas in northeast Syria and those held by the Syrian Democratic Forces and led to an increase in the prices of foodstuffs, building materials, medicines and medical equipment in the SDF-controlled areas. The closures … Continue reading “US-Backed Kurds Agree to Increase Oil Supplies to Syrian Government in Exchange for Reopening of Crossings”

As COVID Numbers Dwindle, Desperate Fauci Begins Eating Bats

As COVID numbers have begun to decline and it appears the pandemic is over, Dr. Fauci desperately resorted to his last option: to consume an entire sack of bats in hopes that the coronavirus will spread once again. “The concerning decline in COVID cases has left me with no choice,” Dr. Fauci said solemnly as … Continue reading “As COVID Numbers Dwindle, Desperate Fauci Begins Eating Bats”

Turks Say EU Dysfunction, Rivalries at Fault for “Sofagate”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s high level meeting with EU leaders in Ankara on Tuesday quickly descended into what media outlets have dubbed “sofa gate”, as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wasn’t given a seat and had to sit on a distant sofa. Social media users were quick to accuse the Turkish government of misogyny … Continue reading “Turks Say EU Dysfunction, Rivalries at Fault for “Sofagate””

Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail

Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection,” the CDC has said. Obesity impairs the immune system, decreases lung capacity and reserve, and can make ventilation more difficult. As body mass index increases, so does the risk of death from COVID-19. Last month the CDC reported that about 80 percent of those … Continue reading “Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail”

US Conducts a “Freedom of Navigation Operation” Against India, While Courting It for Alliance Against China

In a highly unusual, even though not unprecedented move, the US Navy conducted a Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in the Indian Ocean region, and its warship entered India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) near Lakshadweep without seeking prior consent from India. The US Navy said that the operation was consistent with international law and challenged … Continue reading “US Conducts a “Freedom of Navigation Operation” Against India, While Courting It for Alliance Against China”

America’s Elites Want a Racial Apocalypse

Jamil Ford still recalls the disorders of late May. ‘It was like Baghdad’, he recalls, even as jurors listen to the arguments during the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing George Floyd. ‘I constantly think about it. The past history does not go away’, the African-American architect recalls, noting with trepidation … Continue reading “America’s Elites Want a Racial Apocalypse”

US Agrees to Staged Withdrawal of Forces From Iraq, Says Negotiator

Iraq and the United States agreed on Wednesday to withdraw all foreign combat forces operating under the umbrella of the US-led military coalition, according to timetables that will be determined later between the two parties, an Iraqi negotiator has told Middle East Eye. The two sides also agreed to change the description of the coalition’s … Continue reading “US Agrees to Staged Withdrawal of Forces From Iraq, Says Negotiator”

A Top Honcho at WHO “Temporarily” Urges Against Vaccine Passports, Even for International Travel

The World Health Organisation says people should not be required to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel overseas, warning that vaccine passports would isolate poorer countries. Dr Mike Ryan, who leads WHO’s public health emergencies program, said it was vital to record that a person had been vaccinated, but said … Continue reading “A Top Honcho at WHO “Temporarily” Urges Against Vaccine Passports, Even for International Travel”

White House Backs Down on Federal Vaccine Passports: Beginning of the End of the Panic?

The oligarchs behind Biden are backing down on the vaccine passports. According to The Hill: White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday ruled out the Biden administration playing any role in a “vaccine passport” system as Republican governors in particular balk at the concept. “The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a … Continue reading “White House Backs Down on Federal Vaccine Passports: Beginning of the End of the Panic?”

State Lawmakers Push Legislation to Block Use of National Guard in Undeclared Wars

Fed up after years of relentless National Guard deployments in undeclared wars, state lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation that would prohibit the use of Guard units in combat zones without a formal declaration of war by Congress. The bills are being promoted by BringOurTroopsHome.US, a self-described organization of “right-of-center” veterans working to end American … Continue reading “State Lawmakers Push Legislation to Block Use of National Guard in Undeclared Wars”

What a Wonderful Time, Every Single Asset Is Rising. What Could Go Possibly Go Wrong?

What a remarkable moment in time: every asset is lofting higher, with no limits in sight. The path ahead is already well-scouted: the U.S. economy will add a million jobs a month until the cows come home, Covid will continue fading until it basically disappears as an issue, the dollar and volatility will continue their death-march … Continue reading “What a Wonderful Time, Every Single Asset Is Rising. What Could Go Possibly Go Wrong?”

Ukraine’s Zelensky Visits the Front Line After Meeting With US General — US, Allies Push NATO Membership

The pro-government press in Ukraine has announced that President Volodymyr Zelensky is to go to the Donbass conflict zone tomorrow, April 8. That means that within hours he will arrive in what is at the moment the world’s most dangerous hotspot, fraught as it is with the potential for a confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Zelensky Visits the Front Line After Meeting With US General — US, Allies Push NATO Membership”

US Delivers Military Cargo to Ukraine as It Hypes Russian Movements

While hyping the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine, the US has delivered multiple military shipments to Kyiv. A  Newsweek report that cited local media said that over the past two weeks, the US had made three military cargo deliveries to Ukraine. On March 25th, 350 tonnes of cargo was delivered by ship to … Continue reading “US Delivers Military Cargo to Ukraine as It Hypes Russian Movements”

Igor Strelkov: War Between Russia and Ukraine Is Inevitable

The situation in Eastern Ukraine is critical. Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of an open armed conflict. In this context, many military experts suggest their opinions and forecasts on the military developments in the region. The position of famous warlord Igor Strelkov is definitely one that deserves special attention. He became popular during the so-called … Continue reading “Igor Strelkov: War Between Russia and Ukraine Is Inevitable”

246 Fully Vaccinated Michiganders Test Positive for COVID, With 3 Dead

This week, public health officials in the state of Michigan have revealed that at least 246 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. At least three of them have also died since recently receiving their vaccine. According to a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lynn Sutfin, the cluster of … Continue reading “246 Fully Vaccinated Michiganders Test Positive for COVID, With 3 Dead”

Mind Virus Goon Squad Walls Off Church Defying Lockdown Superstition

RCMP and members of Alberta Health Services were on scene at GraceLife Church west of Edmonton Wednesday morning to “physically close” the facility as temporary fencing was put up around the building. Police were at the Spruce Grove church before 8 a.m. Crews could be seen putting fencing up around the building’s perimeter, as well as blocking … Continue reading “Mind Virus Goon Squad Walls Off Church Defying Lockdown Superstition”

EU’s von der Leyen Snubbed in Turkey in “Sofagate”

The European Commission on Wednesday reproached Ankara after its chief Ursula von der Leyen found there was no chair for her as the Turkish president sat down to talk to her male colleague Charles Michel. The incident was quickly dubbed “sofagate,” with observers saying the Commission president had been a victim of sexism and treated like a … Continue reading “EU’s von der Leyen Snubbed in Turkey in “Sofagate””

Risk of Asymptomatic Spread Minimal. Variants Over-Hyped. Masks Pointless — Stanford Professor Jay Bhattacharya

New variants are of no concern. There is no need to cancel summer holidays. Millions vaccinated, coupled with immunity from millions of prior infections means we can surf on the crest of the third wave, rather than being remotely concerned about it. In fact, the UK should open now. And vaccine passports, certificates, or whatever … Continue reading “Risk of Asymptomatic Spread Minimal. Variants Over-Hyped. Masks Pointless — Stanford Professor Jay Bhattacharya”

Bank of Canada Printed 430 Billion $CAN to Fund the Gov’t During Lockdown. So Much It Now Holds 40% (!) of all GoC Bonds

The Economics and Strategy shop at the National Bank of Canada, the country’s sixth largest bank, sent a missive to clients today that would be hilarious if it weren’t pointing at such a serious and massive issue: It celebrated “40,” referencing a 40th birthday, but instead of a birthday, it referred to the Bank of … Continue reading “Bank of Canada Printed 430 Billion $CAN to Fund the Gov’t During Lockdown. So Much It Now Holds 40% (!) of all GoC Bonds”

“I’m Not Quite Sure”: Fauci Can’t Explain Texas COVID Cases Continuing to Drop Despite the State Reopening 100% a Month Ago

“I’m not really quite sure.” 26 days have passed since Gov. Abbott reopened Texas with no mask mandates or anything, and 34 days have passed since he announced the reopening. The number of new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, ICU occupancy, and positivity rate have all fallen since then. Source: Not the Bee

Lavrov Annoyed by Secretary General Importing US-Style Wokeness to the UN

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday warned that anti-white racism might be building in the United States and said that political correctness “taken to the extreme” would have lamentable consequences. In an interview with political scientists broadcast on national television, Moscow’s top diplomat said Russia had long supported a worldwide trend that “everyone wants to get … Continue reading “Lavrov Annoyed by Secretary General Importing US-Style Wokeness to the UN”

60 Minutes Releases Exclusive Secret Photos of Ron Desantis Clubbing Baby Seals With Hitler

TALLAHASSEE, FL—In response to being caught deceptively editing a statement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who later called them “lairs” for pushing a “fake narrative,” CBS hit back today with another bombshell. Several photos, described by CBS as “totally real and authentic,” appear to show DeSantis clubbing baby seals with his best friend Adolf Hitler. … Continue reading “60 Minutes Releases Exclusive Secret Photos of Ron Desantis Clubbing Baby Seals With Hitler”

Bill Gates-Funded Solar Dimming Project Risks the Lives of Millions and Must Be Stopped

A Bill Gates-funded Harvard project to dim the sun by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere risks the lives of millions, is fraught with unintended consequences, and must be stopped. The climate science community has relied on an unrealistic projection – RCP 8.5 – there is no climate emergency. As reported by Reuters, Dec. 18, 2020, the … Continue reading “Bill Gates-Funded Solar Dimming Project Risks the Lives of Millions and Must Be Stopped”

People Have Started Laminating Their COVID Vaccine Cards in Anticipation of Using Them as “a Potential Form of Social Currency”

Laminating your virtue, the better to signal it. However, you want to make sure you properly document how good a person you are so as to leave no doubt. You should definitely create a backup of your card before laminating it. Definitely! Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington … Continue reading “People Have Started Laminating Their COVID Vaccine Cards in Anticipation of Using Them as “a Potential Form of Social Currency””

Ukraine’s Zelensky: “NATO Membership Is the Only Way to End War in Donbass”

On Tuesday Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky issued a briefing to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Russia’s troop build-up near Ukraine’s eastern border following Kiev’s accusations that Moscow is escalating its support to pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region, and further that the Kremlin has aims of some type of “offensive” to weaken Ukraine’s sovereignty. But more … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Zelensky: “NATO Membership Is the Only Way to End War in Donbass””

Young Adults Are the Most Frightened of COVID, Even They’re the Least at Risk, and It’s PATHETIC

Nearly 3 million Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day, but the “return to normal” may not be as close as many hope. A new survey shows many Americans have concerns about interacting with others once the pandemic is over. “A YouGov poll of more than 4,000 people finds that two in five (39%) Americans … Continue reading “Young Adults Are the Most Frightened of COVID, Even They’re the Least at Risk, and It’s PATHETIC”

Saved by Incompetence: New York Too Incompetent to Implement a Vaccine Passport, Program in Shambles, Falling Apart

Liberty advocates, rejoice! The idiocracy is going to save us from another form of COVID tyranny. Thanks to a combination of bungling authoritarians and decaying legacy corporations, these entities are simply too incompetent to pull off a functioning vaccine passport program. New York’s rollout of its vaccine passport already has the markings of a five-alarm … Continue reading “Saved by Incompetence: New York Too Incompetent to Implement a Vaccine Passport, Program in Shambles, Falling Apart”

South Dakota – the Least Restrictive State in the Western World, Yet COVID Deaths Now Averaging One a Day

As I noted back in March, South Dakota may have taken the least restrictive approach to COVID-19 of anywhere in the Western world. Its conservative governor, Kristi Noem, has been a stalwart opponent of lockdowns: when the state’s epidemic burgeoned at the end of August, there were practically no restrictions in place. Despite this, case numbers fell … Continue reading “South Dakota – the Least Restrictive State in the Western World, Yet COVID Deaths Now Averaging One a Day”

Steve Forbes: End the Lockdowns Right Now

The sweeping lockdowns imposed a little over a year ago, during the world’s worst pandemic since the Spanish flu of 1918-20, were supposed to be a short-term solution to avoid overwhelming our hospitals. Yet here we are, over a year later, with restrictions of varying degrees still with us. They’re being lifted, but at a pace … Continue reading “Steve Forbes: End the Lockdowns Right Now”

Ukrainian Drone Strike Kills a 5-Year Old in Donbass

Machine translated from Russian. Today in the Donetsk People’s Republic one of the most difficult funerals took place: 5-year-old Vladik, who died from a shell dropped from a drone by Ukrainian punishers, was buried. Donbass military commander and writer Katya Katina published footage of farewell to the boy. “Look, bastard ukrobots and ‘Rains’, idiots inventing … Continue reading “Ukrainian Drone Strike Kills a 5-Year Old in Donbass”

Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?

I’m sitting at a bar in Texas, surrounded by maskless people, looking at folks on the streets walking around like life is normal, talking with nice and friendly faces, feeling like things in the world are more-or-less normal. Cases and deaths attributed to Covid are, like everywhere else, falling dramatically. If you pay attention only to the media … Continue reading “Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?”

French African-Adventurism & Wedding-Bombings

Counterinsurgency snake oil was sold to soldiers and civilians alike as a “new” brand of urbane and civilized warfare. The absurdly over-the-top euphemistic buzzwords and mantras applied to such strategies – “stability-” and “information” “operations,” “handshakes & hand grenades,” or “nation builders as well as warriors” – should’ve tipped us off that something severely dark was … Continue reading “French African-Adventurism & Wedding-Bombings”

The Armenia-Azerbaijan War Holds Many Lessons for NATO Militaries — That They Won’t Like One Bit

Highlights: Remotely operated systems offer the advantage of airpower, sensors and precision-guided weapons to small and middle powers at a dramatically discounted price compared to the cost of manned aviation. The ratio of support to maneuver units across Western militaries is simply lacking compared to those of other powers, like Russia’s. That said, saturation via … Continue reading “The Armenia-Azerbaijan War Holds Many Lessons for NATO Militaries — That They Won’t Like One Bit”

Ukraine Tries to Drag US, NATO Into Its Confrontation With Russia

Numerous statements by Ukrainian and Russian officials reported this Easter Sunday bode ill for hopes of diminishing tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Growing indications of impending intervention by the Pentagon and NATO make the situation yet more grim. U.S. European Command has raised its Ukraine watch level from possible crisis to potential imminent crisis, the highest … Continue reading “Ukraine Tries to Drag US, NATO Into Its Confrontation With Russia”

The “Odor Is Killing Us”: Mosul Residents Decry Festering Bodies Left Under Rubble — 4 Years After Battle

Nearly four years after its liberation from the Islamic State (ISIS), hundreds of bodies remain buried under the rubble of the old city of Mosul. Bones, skulls and clothes can be seen under collapsed buildings that have yet to be cleared or repaired. “Their odour is killing us,” Amjad Mohammed, construction worker, told Rudaw of … Continue reading “The “Odor Is Killing Us”: Mosul Residents Decry Festering Bodies Left Under Rubble — 4 Years After Battle”

Italy Makes Injections Compulsory for Health Workers and Pharmacists

Italy’s government has passed a decree making vaccination mandatory for all healthcare and pharmacy workers with the aim of protecting medical staff, patients and vulnerable people. Healthcare workers who refuse the vaccine will be reassigned where possible to roles where they are not in contact with patients. Where that is not an option they now … Continue reading “Italy Makes Injections Compulsory for Health Workers and Pharmacists”

“Get Out!”: Crowd Chants Lockdown Nazis Out of Canadian Restaurant Defying the Mind Virus Cult — VIDEO

The owner of a Vancouver restaurant is vowing to continue defying a provincial health order banning indoor dining for three weeks, despite being served with an individual order to close. Vancouver police said a liquor coordinator and provincial health officers attended Corduroy Restaurant on Cornwall Avenue, Saturday and issued a full closure order. But the … Continue reading ““Get Out!”: Crowd Chants Lockdown Nazis Out of Canadian Restaurant Defying the Mind Virus Cult — VIDEO”

Reports of Russian Troops ‘Massing’ Miss the Mark: War Is Possible, but Only If Ukraine Strikes First

As tensions escalate in eastern Ukraine, the real danger is not a Russian invasion, but that the Ukrainian government will misinterpret American signals of support as a green light for an assault on the rebel republics in Donbass. Russia is about to invade Ukraine. So you’d think, if you believed recent headlines. “Tensions skyrocket as Russia … Continue reading “Reports of Russian Troops ‘Massing’ Miss the Mark: War Is Possible, but Only If Ukraine Strikes First”

New Study: Exposure to COVID-19 Confers Immunity Even When Not Infected

The mainstream preoccupation with antibodies as a signal of protection from COVID-19, coupled with worries about their declining levels, often fails to acknowledge the crucial role played by T-cells in conferring longer lasting immunity. A new study in Nature shows that not only do people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop lasting T-cell immunity, but so too do their close contacts who never experience a detectable infection … Continue reading “New Study: Exposure to COVID-19 Confers Immunity Even When Not Infected”

New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence

Editor’s note: Virtue signaling is the enabler of imperialism. You can’t invade another without first setting yourself up as morally superior. Gaia worship means building up moral capital you can then spend on bombing brown people and honorary niggers (Eastern Europeans). That the RNZN military thinks it needs to atone for burning oil rather than … Continue reading “New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence”

New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence

Editor’s note: Virtue signaling is the enabler of imperialism. You can’t invade another without first setting yourself up as morally superior. Gaia worship means building up moral capital you can then spend on bombing brown people and honorary niggers (Eastern Europeans). That the RNZN military thinks it needs to atone for burning oil rather than … Continue reading “New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence”

New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence

Editor’s note: Virtue signaling is the enabler of imperialism. You can’t invade another without first setting yourself up as morally superior. Gaia worship means building up moral capital you can then spend on bombing brown people and honorary niggers (Eastern Europeans). That the RNZN military thinks it needs to atone for burning oil rather than … Continue reading “New Zealand Navy to “Pay” a Carbon Indulgence”

Polish Pastor Kicks Out Canadian Cops From His Church: ‘You Gestapo Nazi Communist Fascists!’ — Video

A video captured the moment a Canadian pastor drove away health officials and police trying to enforce the mask mandate at his church during a Passover service. The incident unfolded Saturday at a church in Calgary in Alberta, Canada, pastored by Artur Pawlowski. The video shows several police officers assisting a public health official inside … Continue reading “Polish Pastor Kicks Out Canadian Cops From His Church: ‘You Gestapo Nazi Communist Fascists!’ — Video”

Whatever Happened to “Dead People in the Streets” That Images From Wuhan Promised?

At the turn of 2020, the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China rapidly took its place atop the global information stage, and it wasn’t because people suddenly became interested in respiratory diseases. Supercharging this process was the breathtaking, horrifying photos and videos coming out of Wuhan. What we were seeing through the lens of … Continue reading “Whatever Happened to “Dead People in the Streets” That Images From Wuhan Promised?”

Germany Announces Plans for a 2-Tier Society, With Some Given Privileges Over Anti-Vaxxer Filth

Germany has announced plans to allow people vaccinated against Covid-19 certain privileges over their unvaccinated peers, in a significant step towards introducing so-called “vaccine passports.” Jens Spahn, the country’s health minister, said on Sunday that vaccinated people would be allowed to travel without quarantine, visit hairdressers and go shopping with minimal restrictions after new research indicated … Continue reading “Germany Announces Plans for a 2-Tier Society, With Some Given Privileges Over Anti-Vaxxer Filth”

Russia’s Military Buildup Next to Donbass Is Intended to Be Seen

A recent breakdown of the ceasefire in Ukraine, and escalation in fighting along the line of control, has been followed by what has become a somewhat traditional war of words between Moscow and Kiev, with each side blaming the other. The rhetorical escalation plays out amidst a significant level of Russian military activity, exercises, and … Continue reading “Russia’s Military Buildup Next to Donbass Is Intended to Be Seen”

You’re Being Fleeced on Currency Exchanges and Cross-Border Transfers

If you need to move money across borders or exchange currency you have to try Transferwise (recently rebranded to Wise). It’s been around since 2011, I’ve been using it since 2015. It has the lowest fees around by far, and actually gives you the middle exchange rate.  If you sign up for their free Borderless account … Continue reading “You’re Being Fleeced on Currency Exchanges and Cross-Border Transfers”

Virus Maos Break Up Good Friday Mass in London as “Unlawful”

A church in southwest London has accused the Metropolitan Police of “brutally exceeding their powers” after officers shut down a Good Friday service for allegedly breaching coronavirus restrictions. Worshippers at the Christ the King church, a Roman Catholic place of worship in Balham that caters to the area’s Polish community, had been marking Easter when police broke up the … Continue reading “Virus Maos Break Up Good Friday Mass in London as “Unlawful””