Last Updated 25th September, 2022
Putin Orders Partial Mobilization, Threatens Nuclear Strikes
A sign that Russia’s war against Ukraine will escalate
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened on September 21 to use “all means necessary” to achieve Moscow’s aims against Ukraine, even mentioning nuclear strikes, and ordered a “partial mobilization” of Russian reserve forces. The moves show that Putin is prepared to dramatically escalate the war in order to achieve his dark ambitions.
“In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our country and to defend Russia and our people, we will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us,” Putin said in a rare prerecorded speech to his nation. And it should be noted that the speech came just one day after a plan was put in place to make the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk official parts of Russian territory..........Read More, click image
Last Updated September 21st 2022
From Rubble to the Most Powerful Army in Europe
The German Army needs to become the best equipped force in Europe. This was German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s plea at a two-day conference of the German armed forces on September 15–16, titled “The Bundeswehr in a New Era—Taking Critical Stock at a Time of War in Europe.” “As the most populous country with the greatest economic power and as a country in the middle of the Continent, our army must become the cornerstone of conventional defense in Europe: the best-equipped force in Europe,” he said. Though it is easy to brush aside the abundance of rhetoric coming out of Germany right now, it is paramount we understand its goals.
While there is much talk about standing in solidarity with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union, Germany is increasingly focusing on its own armed forces. France has also pledged to increase its military defense, but Germany pledges to become the biggest military contributor in the EU. Germany wants to lead.
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Last Updated 16th September, 2022
Iran Tries to Steal U.S. Navy Drones
Iran’s aggression in the Red Sea is more dangerous than you think.
Iranian Navy destroyer Jamaran seized two of the United States Navy’s sea drones on September 1. The Navy responded by sending two of its guided-missile destroyers, uss Nitze and uss Delbert D. Black, to retrieve the stolen drones. The Iranians attempted to hide the large drones under tarps but ultimately cast them overboard as the U.S. destroyers approached.
Following the failed theft, Iranian state television claimed the Jamaran found the drones abandoned and endangering shipping traffic. “After two warnings to an American destroyer to prevent possible incidents, Jamaran seized the two vessels [and] released the vessels in a safe area.”
The 5th Fleet said the unarmed, commercially available Saildrone Explorers were “taking unclassified photos of the surrounding environment while loitering in an assigned patrol area at least 4 nautical miles from the nearest maritime traffic lane. The vessels posed no risk to naval traffic and had been operating in the general vicinity of the Southern Red Sea for more than 200 consecutive days without incident.”
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Last Updated September 15th 2022
Germany’s Secret Chemical Weapons Program
German businesses may have exported toxic chemicals to aid Russia’s chemical weapons program. The exported chemicals could be used as precursors for the production of chemical and biological warfare agents, such as mustard gas.
The public prosecutor’s office confirmed to ndr, wdr and Süddeutsche Zeitung that searches had been carried out in seven German companies. At the center of the investigation is Riol Chemie GmbH. Between November 2019 and March 2021, around 30 deliveries were allegedly organized by company officials. Despite their “very small quantities,” they can be used to produce chemical and biological warfare agents, Süddeutsche Zeitung noted. The recipient is said to be Khimmed, a Russian wholesaler of chemicals and laboratory equipment based in Moscow. According to the journalism network occrp, Khimmed has partnered with the Russian military and the Russian domestic intelligence agency fsb. Russia may not be dependent on the imports of certain......
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Biden Administration Fills Vending Machines With Drug Paraphernalia
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the Texas Department of Public Safety has seized over 335 million doses of fentanyl being smuggled into the United States. Yet rather than help Texas protect the U.S. southern border from drug traffickers, the Biden administration is passing out free syringes. According to a U.S. National Institutes of Health grant awarded last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is about to spend $3.6 million on vending machines filled with “injection equipment, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, hygiene kits, condoms and other supplies.”
These vending machines will be set up in rural Kentucky in an effort to reduce the stigma for drug addicts. Biden’s drug policy czar, Dr. Rahul Gupta, is a strong proponent of safe injection sites, which allow addicts to inject themselves with dangerous substances like heroin and fentanyl in an environment supervised by medical professionals. But apparently, some addicts feel stigmatized when they use such sites. So the government is spending millions on vending machines where addicts can anonymously get clean syringes to shoot themselves up with heroin, fentanyl and other narcotics.
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Why the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ii is a milestone in world history
Queen Elizabeth ii, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died today. She was immediately succeeded by her son, now King Charles iii.
The Queen had been a remarkable example of class, duty and service to her people. Sadly, she represented an era in British history that is virtually gone.
The new king has hinted at plans to take the royal family in a new direction, with a scaled-back public role, a smaller core of working royals, and a loosening of ties with Commonwealth nations.
“[T]he Queen is an irreplaceable constant in the life of the British
nation,” British journalist Melanie Phillips wrote last year.
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The German government has so far approved arms exports worth around €5.1 billion (us$5.1 billion) this year. This is an enormous increase of more than €2 billion compared to the same period last year, which already broke all records. But as Spiegel Online wrote on August 31, “Ukraine is hardly a factor here.” Ironically in the same week as the new record was announced, the German government stated that it had reached its limits in its support for Ukraine.
“[W]e are reaching the limits of what we can hand over from the Bundeswehr” to Ukraine, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht claimed on September 6. Lambrecht said sending more weapons would risk Germany’s own security. Yet it appears that Germany has plenty for other countries. Of the €5.1 billion in arms exports, Ukraine only received €686 million—and that after considerable domestic and international pressure.
Many wonder if Germany really can’t provide more aid to Ukraine or if it just doesn’t want to. Germany has been quite content letting the United States pay for its security while maintaining good relations with Russia. In contrast to Germany’s sparse support, the Biden administration has approved about $13.5 billion in military aid to Ukraine.“It is dangerous to be rich and weak,..... READ MORE, Cliclk the image
Last Updated 23rd August 2022
Could Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Be Resurrected?
Neither Donald Trump nor Benjamin Netanyahu are known for giving up easily. But did they give up on this deal? By Joshua Taylor - August 22
United States President Donald Trump gave former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his approval to annex parts of the West Bank in a letter leaked to the Jerusalem Post. The three-page letter, dated Jan. 26, 2020, detailed parts of Trump’s “deal of the century,” which was announced two days later. The Jerusalem Post quoted Donald Trump, saying, “[T]he United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty in those areas of the West Bank that my vision contemplates as being part of Israel.” In exchange, Netanyahu would recognize the creation of a future Palestinian state.
Unsurprisingly, the letter didn’t cause much of a reaction in the legacy news media. The few outlets that covered the story attempted to use it as a wedge between Trump’s family and Benjamin Netanyahu. The letter appears to contradict Jared Kushner’s new memoir Breaking History: A White House Memoir. In it, he says Netanyahu’s announcement on January 29 to move forward with annexation “in the coming days” blindsided them. In response to Kushner’s book, a spokesman for Netanyahu said the allegations were “utterly baseless.”
The media’s contempt for Netanyahu and President Trump is important to remember. That contempt drove their response to “the deal of the century.” In fact, a big reason why the peace deal ultimately failed was due to the media’s concentrated barrage of misinformation and vitriol against the deal. At the time, the media claimed the deal allowed Israel to annex parts of the West Bank immediately and unconditionally. But that simply wasn’t true. As this leaked letter proves, before Israel could annex the promised 30 percent, it had to agree to the creation of a Palestinian state. Thus, one of the key stipulations of the deal would be the realization of the West’s two-state solution.
One might argue that this seems like a small price to pay on Israel’s part. But consider these are the same people who have called for Israel’s destruction. To place an independent Palestinian state within Israel’s borders is no small ask. Imagine making New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio their own country. Now imagine filling it with missiles and religious zealots whose stated holy mission was the destruction of America. That is the situation Israel faces right now.
The real problem for the media and the West’s liberal elite was the conditions the deal placed on the Palestinians. If the Palestinians agreed to reject terrorism, renounce any intention to destroy Israel, and make real tangible efforts toward peace with Israel, they would receive an independent state. The liberal media establishment believed Trump would never go through with a Palestinian state. Thus, they condemned the deal as “a smokescreen for annexation.”Read More, click image
The Federal Bureau of Fabrication
How far will the Federal Bureau of Investigation go? It lied to obtain a warrant to spy on the campaign of Donald Trump in 2016. It contorted itself to avoid political harm to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. It raided the homes and offices of three of the president’s attorneys in 2018, 2021 and again this year. It raided the apartment of an investigative journalist to intimidate those who published information relating to Joe Biden. It has confronted people who have worked with the president, seizing their phones and even putting one in jail for a short time. And it has infamously put dozens of less powerful Trump supporters in jail without trial or any semblance of due process for more than a year.
It is now undeniable that the fbi has been weaponized against conservatives.
According to a report from investigative journalist Paul Sperry, the fbi agents and officials who were involved in the raid on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home work in the same Counterintelligence Division that investigated Trump during the Russiagate hoax. Many of the same people currently under investigation for manufacturing evidence saying Trump illegally colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election are now searching through Melania Trump’s wardrobe for anything they can use against her husband.
Instead of presenting actual evidence that President Trump committed a crime that must be investigated, the fbi simply authorized agents to seize “any government and/or Presidential Records made” during Trump’s term in office. The American people should not be surprised at this level of corruption.
The fbi is morphing into the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party.
Do not expect fbi Director Christopher Wray or his underlings to apologize for their role in spreading Russiagate and numerous other hoaxes. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on August 4, four days before the Mar-a-Lago raid, Wray refused to confirm that the Russia collusion story was a hoax or that the Hunter Biden laptop was not Russian disinformation (despite overwhelming evidence that Trump was innocent and Hunter was guilty).Sen. Marsha Blackburn asked Wray, “Do you... read more, click the image
Why is Germany focused on Yugoslavia?
Germany is sending 25 soldiers into Bosnia by mid-September to “ensure that the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for October 2 are free and fair,” Spiegel Online wrote on August 15 (Trumpet translation throughout). Germany hopes to discourage a Russia-backed Serb separatist movement within the country. But locals in the region accuse Germany of wanting to sway elections in favor of the Croatian ethnic minority.
The German Bundestag approved a total of 50 personnel for the mission in July. The first nine, under the leadership of Lt. Col. Stefan Hofmeister, arrived on Tuesday; 25 will be in place by mid-September. The soldiers are part of the European Union’s peacekeeping mission eufor, which has increased its troops from 600 to 1,100 in the region since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read more click the image
Why Is China’s Top Spy Ship Docking in Sri Lanka?
China’s most capable spy ship, the Yuan Wang 5, arrived at Sri Lanka’s port of Hambantota on August 16, in the latest sign that the island nation could soon host a Chinese naval base.
Despite China’s claims to the contrary, the Yuan Wang 5 is understood to be under the command of the Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army. Security experts say it is used to monitor satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as surface activities up to 450 miles away. “The vessel has state-of-the-art technology, making it one of the newest generations of tracking ships in the Chinese Navy,” India Today wrote.
Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said it has authorized the ship to remain in Hambantota until August 22 to refuel and resupply on the condition that it would refrain from conducting research in Sri Lankan waters. In response to criticism from India and the United States, Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said: “Sri Lanka is a sovereign country and makes its own independent decisions.”
But the reality is that Sri Lanka is profoundly beholden to Beijing and makes many decisions in accordance with China’s will. In the 2000s, the Sri Lankan government started borrowing heavily from the Chinese. Then in 2013, Chinese Secretary General Xi Jinping rolled out his Belt and Road Initiative (bri), a plan to loan poorer nations cash to build infrastructure to tightly link them into Chinese trade. Sri Lanka was among the earliest and most eager nations to sign on. It welcomed infusions of Chinese money to build several infrastructure projects, including the Hambantota port on Sri Lanka’s southern coast.
This port is at a key location for the maritime “road” part of China’s bri. But for the Sri Lankan economy, the project was a lead balloon. Instead of fueling growth, the Hambantota port (and other Chinese-funded infrastructure projects) sank Sri Lanka deeply into unsustainable debt. By 2016, more than 30 percent of government revenue was spent servicing Chinese loans, and the intensifying strain forced Sri Lanka to seek bailouts from the International Monetary Fund. From there, Sri Lanka’s circumstances only got worse.
In 2017, as pressure intensified, Sri Lanka’s government decided that its only option was to give China a controlling stake in the Hambantota port for 99 years. The transfer set off alarms around the world because of its considerable military implications. “The acquisition provided Beijing with a deepwater port in the region in which it can dock its navy, off the coast of its key regional competitor, India,” Foreign Policy wrote on Oct. 29, 2018.
The handover was a national security calamity for Sri Lanka, and this week’s docking of the Yuan Wang 5 shows that fears about its military implications were well founded.Sri Lanka is struggling through the most severe economic crisis in its post-independence history. And since China..... Read More, click link
China to Buy Strategic Deepwater Port in Solomon Islands
China is preparing to buy a Solomon Islands plantation that features a deep-water port and an airstrip, Four Corners reported on August 1. China watchers view it as the latest signal of Beijing’s intention to build a naval base on the island nation.
The Chinese Communist Party is working through the state-owned company China Forestry Group to acquire the 55-square-mile plantation, called Kolombangara Forest Products. The property lies on the island of Kolombangara and includes what Solomon Island officials say is the nation’s best natural deep-water port.
“It’s exceptionally deep,” Edwin Schramm, general manager of the plantation, told Four Corners. He calculates the port’s depth to be 130 to 165 feet near the wharf, and 65 feet at the wharf itself. Schramm said this depth makes it a “really well-suited natural port for big vessels to come in and berth.”
Plantation employees believe this port is what drew the Chinese to the Kolombangara property. When a Chinese delegation visited, employees say they showed almost no interest in the island’s other features, and asked a series of questions about the port.
If the Chinese make the property a base for the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the implications will be particularly serious for Australia, which relies on the shipping lanes near Solomon Islands and elsewhere in the South Pacific.
“Australia should be worried about it,” Silas Tausinga, a Solomon Islander member of Parliament, told Four Corners. “To suggest that we should have another country coming in here as a security partner, to even suggest the idea of having to build a military base, who are we building a military base for? Who are our enemies?”
This purchase plan is clearly not about safeguarding Solomon Islands from any would-be enemies, but about positioning the Chinese to push against theirs.
It was only in 2019 that the Chinese convinced the Solomon Islands’ leadership to switch diplomatic loyalty from Taiwan to China. The Trumpet said at the time that the move advanced “China’s quest to dominate vital shipping lanes in the South Pacific.” Then this March, a leaked draft showed that Solomon Islander Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forging a security pact with Beijing that would legally authorize China to station troops and armaments in Solomon Islands.
The latest news about the Kolombangara plantation suggests that China is now close to putting its new legal latitude to use.
Iran Escalates Nuclear Threats
In the middle of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Islamic regime has begun openly discussing its intentions to produce nuclear weapons. Iran’s Bisimichi media group, sponsored by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, released a video on July 30 threatening to turn New York City into radioactive ruins. Is this merely another escalation of aggressive rhetoric, or is it a prelude to Iran becoming a much greater threat on the world scene?The video, titled “When Will Iran’s Nuclear Bombs Wake Up From Their Sleep?”, boasted that Iran’s nuclear program “has struck fear and horror in the hearts of the Westerners and the Zionist regime” and claimed that Iranian scientists are only “one step away from a nuclear breakthrough.” It stated what the Trumpet has long warned would happen: “In the blink of an eye,” Iran can “transform its … nuclear program into an atomic military program and make the nightmare of Israel and the West come true.” The video also boasted that Iran can transform New York City into a “heap of rubble.” Read more click the image
The feds are not buying assault rifles to crack down on fraudulent W-4 forms.
By Andrew Miiller • August 4
TRUMP FBI RAID
Is this ‘deep state’ attack really just about the National Archives?
The New York Post reported that the warrant was approved by a Florida federal magistrate judge who once worked as an attorney for people close to serial pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
More details are coming out about the 9½-hour FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, where 30 FBI agents even went through Melania’s closet and Mr. Trump’s desk drawers. The judge who approved the raid is the same judge who defended Jeffrey Epstein for 10 years and worked to defend his clients and colleagues. Compare this to the FBI’s treatment of James Comey after he was fired by Donald Trump: Comey stored memos containing classified information in a safe in his home, and the DOJ didn’t prosecute him for it even after he refused to hand them over.
The FBI’s invasion of Mar-a-Lago has polarized an already divided America. The double standard of justice is blatantly obvious; the same FBI that raided Mar-a-Lago is currently protecting Hunter Biden’s house. Last night, Will Cain (standing in for Tucker Carlson) said on Fox News that “we’re starting to see what a permanent national split looks like—a divorce.” In a January 2017 Trumpet article, Gerald Flurry warned of “America’s coming civil war.” The Trumpet stood alone in 2017; now even secular commentators are floating the possibility of martial law and civil war.
UN: ‘Nuclear Annihilation’ Is at the Door
When a covid-positive president took his mask off while standing alone on the South Portico of the White House, journalists went into a frenzy. One at cnn compared it to “something out of North Korea.” Another at msnbc called it a “Mussolini moment.” When another covid-positive individual stood at the same portico at the same White House, maskless, the reaction was pointedly different.
Can you guess which one was Donald Trump and which one was Joe Biden?
Joe Biden announced from the White House balcony on Thursday that he had tested positive for covid. He said he’d been double-vaccinated and double-boosted and was feeling good. And no, the propaganda journalists did not fill the headlines with “maskless,” “infected,” “sick,” “still contagious,” “toxic” and comparisons to megalomaniacs and dictators. But they did that when President Trump had covid.
Biden has officially contracted the same virus that journalists spent more than a year obsessing over and posting death counts for, the same virus that Biden amplified with a candlelit memorial at that same portico last February. Journalists tried to whip up a scandal when Trump had the virus. This time, when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked the important question of how Biden—who presumably uses the best pharmaceutical and other countermeasures in the world, along with everyone around him—contracted the virus, she replied, “I don’t think that matters.”
The double standard is obvious. But that’s the point.Biden and the people controlling him know
The Biden administration has sold nearly a million barrels of oil to a Chinese state-owned firm, the Washington Free Beacon reported on July 7. This discovery comes after the Department of Energy announced in April that it would be dipping into the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to offset “Putin’s price hike.”
“The Biden administration has taken significant steps to address the pain Americans are feeling at the pump as a result of Putin’s price hike and to help lower energy costs,” the announcement read. The idea is that putting more oil in the global economy would increase supply, thereby reducing demand and costs.
Thus, the U.S. has been releasing about a million barrels of oil a day, every day for the last two months. However, there are several problems with this approach.
First, nearly 1 million barrels were sold to Unipec, the trading arm of Sinopec, the China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. This company promised to stop buying Russian oil.
But it still buys Russian oil.China is Russia’s chief ally. Therefore, this state-owned oil company has.. read more, click above link
“I have never believed that additional gun control or federal registration of guns would reduce crime. I am convinced that a criminal who wants a firearm can get one through illegal, untraceable, unregistered sources, with or without gun control.” These aren’t the words of a Republican politician or conservative commentator. These are the words of Sen. Joe Biden before the Senate in July 1985.
Following the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., Congress passed the Gun Control Act in 1968. But less than two decades later, many politicians had noted that this most restrictive gun law in American history largely failed to solve any problems.
And so, in that same July Senate meeting, Sen. Orin Hatch quoted a University of Massachusetts study that “found no evidence that any gun control law had reduced the crime or violence rates.” In fact, the homicide rates increased after the restrictions were enacted. The lead researcher said he was actually predisposed toward gun control at the beginning of the study. However, the more his team looked into the facts, he “became less and less convinced that handgun bans and restrictive handgun laws can do anything to prevent crime.” They discovered that most of the time, lawful gun owners weren’t the ones committing violent crimes.
Senator Biden and 29 other Democrats agreed. Together with 49 Republican senators, they passed the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act. They had tried for gun control and found that it didn’t work.
But nearly four decades later, many Americans want to repeat the same mistake. Last week, Biden said that the constitutional right to bear arms “was never absolute.” Since recent tragedies like the ones in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, the gun control lobby has reached fever pitch. All of a sudden, almost every single shooting is being reported on.
Canada has already banned the sale of handguns. The Biden administration wants the same for America. It is taking advantage of real tragedies to advance a specific and dangerous agenda..... Read more, click the image....
Turkey is a leader in drone warfare. “The whole world is a customer,” seeking to obtain the Bayraktar TB2 drone, Selçuk Bayraktar, the drone’s designer, told Reuters in an interview on May 30. But few people realize that the drone is empowered by German technology. Turkey’s military advances and its cooperation with Germany is something the Trumpet watches closely.
“Few modern weapons have reached the iconic status of Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 drone,” the Asian Times wrote in “The Turkish Drones Winning the Ukraine War.” “Grainy footage from the drone’s cameras showing hapless targets in Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh and Ukraine war zones being blown up by its laser-guided bombs have cemented its reputation as a highly effective, lethal weapon.”
The United States, China and Israel are also producing advanced drones for warfare, but Turkey’s drones are being proved on the battlefield and are thus rising in demand due to its comparatively low cost.
In Ukraine, the Bayraktar TB2 drones have been instrumental in fending off Russian invaders. In Syria, Turkey uses them against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (pkk).Stephen Witt wrote for the New Yorker that the drone is not only a “precision air strike” weapon, but... click above link to read more
When Joe Biden was debating President Donald Trump in 2020, he said he would “build back” the American economy “better” than Donald Trump ever did. Today, 18 months later, the U.S. economy is worse than it has been in decades, and Americans are growing frustrated and angry.
$40 Billion More for Ukraine (9 minutes)
Yesterday, Democrats rushed a $40 billion Ukraine aid package through to the U.S. Senate. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Americans that when they think about this out-of-control spending package, just think of what Jesus said about feeding the hungry.
Banning 2,000 Mules (18 minutes)
Fox News has banned any mention of Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary 2,000 Mules. It wasn’t that long ago that Fox News denounced the legacy media for banning any mention of the Hunter Biden laptop story in the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. “Both are important, legitimate stories,” D’Souza tweeted yesterday. “So what’s the difference?”