Saturday, October 28, 2023

Moral High Ground

 Engaging Spiritually,

  Douglas Macgregor: We Are On the Brink of Total War: The Time To Act Is Now  (11 minutes of clarity, approaching actual Armageddon. Thanks Oroboros. Prayer.)

  Netanyahu Dragging US Into War With Iran to Save His Political Career - Security Expert
  Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is facing calls to resign over the apparent failure of his government and security services to predict and head off the guerrilla incursion and rocket barrage by Hamas and other Palestinian groups from the besieged Gaza Strip into southern Israel.
  US President Joe Biden flew to Israel to back Netanyahu following his vow to invade Gaza and "destroy" Hamas, and has sent two US Navy aircraft carrier strike groups and a US Marine amphibious assault group to the region to "deter" other nations from intervening on the Palestinian side.
  [COMPLETELY ILLEGAL] US bases in Iraq and Syria have been attacked 14 times since Israel began its latest bombing campaign against Gaza in preparation for an eventual ground assault.
  The Biden administration has accused Iran of being behind those attacks by Iraqi militias — originally armed by the US and trained by Iran to fight Daesh* — and has threatened Tehran with dire consequences if they continue.

Monumental Oversight: Unveiling a Colossal Miscalculation | Scott Ritter  
[Ritter seems like he might be making his last statement before we are all killed senselessly. Watch at least 11:57 minutes to get full clarity. Thanks DBS.]

MADNESS | Bloody Massacre In Ukraine And Gaza. Military Summary And Analysis For 2023.10.28​  (Israel/Gaza slaughter after 9:30. Massive overnight bombing​)

  October 7 testimonies reveal Israel’s military ‘shelling’ Israeli citizens with tanks, missiles , Max Blumenthal
  Israel’s military received orders to shell Israeli homes and even their own bases as they were overwhelmed by Hamas militants on October 7. How many Israeli citizens said to have been “burned alive” were actually killed by friendly fire? ...
..These reports indicate that orders came down from the military’s high command to attack homes and and other areas inside Israel, even at the cost of many Israeli lives.

    Israel to pass law allowing state to kill its own citizens – media
    Police officers will only require permission from their commander to shoot at protesters, the broadcaster Kan has reported...
..Israeli Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara has already agreed to fast-track the legislation, which might be introduced as soon as Sunday, it added.
  The easing of live-fire rules was proposed by right-wing National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir even before the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, in which 1,400 people were killed by Palestinian militants.

  Alastair Crooke, The reality of the necessity of war is permeating widely the consciousness of the Arabic and Islamic world.
  “Unfortunately, the senior U.S. official told [Friedman], Israeli military leaders are actually more hawkish than the prime minister now. They are red with rage and determined to deliver a blow to Hamas that the whole neighbourhood will never forget”...
..One Israeli Cabinet member put it to the veteran Israeli defence correspondent Ben Caspit that Israel just cannot permit its long-term deterrence being undermined:
“This is the most important point — ‘our deterrence’”, the senior war Cabinet source said. “The region must quickly understand that whoever harms Israel the way Hamas did, pays a disproportionate price. There is no other way to survive in our neighbourhood than to exact this price now, because many eyes are fixed on us and most of them do not have our best interests at heart”...
..This is not a formula by which to reach any sustainable, peaceful accord by which the 1947 UNGA Resolution 181 (the division of Mandate-era Palestine) into two states can be reached. Rather, Israel under the Netanyahu government has been moving closer and closer to an eschatological founding of Israel on the (Biblical) ‘Land of Israel’ – a move that expunges Palestine totally...
..The White House is rattled. The Axios CEO VandeHei and Mark Allen have taken to print to warn:
“Never have we talked to so many top government officials who, in private, are so worried … [that] a confluence of crises poses epic concern and historic danger. We don’t like to sound dire. But to sound a siren of clinical, clear-eyed realism: U.S. officials tell us that, inside the White House, this was the heaviest, most chilling week since Joe Biden took office just over 1,000 days ago … Former Defence Secretary Bob Gates tells us America is facing the most crises since World War II ended 78 years ago
  “Not one of the crises can be solved and checked off: All five could spiral into something much bigger … What scares officials is how all five threats could fuse into one”. (Spreading war as Israel enters into Gaza; the Putin-Xi “anti-American alliance”; a “malicious” Iran; “unhinged” Kim Jon Un and fake videos and news)...
..Should Israel enter Gaza (and Israel may decide it has no choice but to launch a ground operation, given the domestic political dynamics and public sentiment), it is likely that Hizbullah will incrementally be drawn further in, leaving the U.S. with the binary option of seeing Israel defeated, or launching a major war in which all the hotspots become fused ‘as one’.
  In a sense, the Israeli-Islamic conflict now may only be resolved in this kinetic way. All efforts since 1947 have seen the divide only deepen. The reality of the necessity of war is permeating widely the consciousness of the Arabic and Islamic world.

Watch: IDF Tanks, Troops Push 1km Deep Into Gaza To "Prepare The Battlefield"
  The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have published footage of an overnight limited raid in Gaza which relied on military bulldozers and tanks.
Infantry forces were transported by a column of tanks to up to kilometer into the northern part of the Strip, according to a Thursday morning IDF statement. The IDF said it suffered no casualties during the raid, which lasted a few hours, and appeared fundamentally to be a clearing operation.

  Israeli Tanks Exchange Fire With Hamas Inside Gaza, Small Arms Clashes Heard, As Offensive Expands
  Update(1605ET): It has become clear that the IDF has entered its next phase of battle operations, meaning a full ground assault, as heavy aerial bombardment continues. But Israeli officials in the last hours have dubbed this another "expanded" raid.
The Biden White House is now making a show of wanting a more 'humanitarian' approach and has asked Israel to ensure only "surgical" strikes, and to allow the Strip access to aid.
  There's emerging evidence of tank fire and small arms fire at the border, after the IDF confirmed that ground forces are entering the next phase of their operations.

  White House Says Israel Will Continue to Kill ‘Innocent Civilians’ in Gaza
  National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says [ordinary brown] civilian casualties are inevitable
  “This is war. It is combat. It is bloody, ugly and it’s going to be messy and innocent civilians are going to be hurt going forward,” Kirby said when asked if the US thought Israel’s bombardment was a disproportionate response to the Hamas attack on southern Israel.

​  Rights groups affirm Gaza death toll amid Biden’s ‘dehumanising’ scepticism
​  Human Rights Watch has strongly rejected claims that the death toll released by the Gaza Health Ministry cannot be trusted, following comments by Israel and the US President.
​  “I have no notion that the Palestinians are telling the truth about how many people are killed. I’m sure innocents have been killed, and it’s the price of waging a war,” Biden said yesterday. “But I have no confidence in the number that the Palestinians are using.”
​  Biden made his comments after Gaza’s Health Ministry said the Israeli bombing of Gaza had killed 7,028 Palestinians, including 2,913 children, because of Israeli bombings. ​  Scholars of genocide have called the campaign in the besieged enclave “a textbook case of genocide”.

  House Approves Resolution Backing Israel in New Speaker’s First Move
After being elected as speaker, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) said his first priority was passing a bill for Israel

  Is this "the God of Israel", the one that commanded the complete slaughter of the Caananites, "man woman and child"? Asking for a friend...
  “I want to tell all my colleagues here what I told the Republicans in that room last night: I don’t believe there are any coincidences in a matter like this. I believe that scripture, the Bible, is very clear that God is the one that raises up those in authority. He raised up each of you. All of us. And I believe that God has allowed and ordained each and every one of us to be here at this specific moment,” the Louisiana Republican said.

  US will ‘not be spared’ if Israel-Hamas war escalates – Iran
  The US will “not be spared from this fire” if Israel’s “genocide” against the Palestinian people continues, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday.

  US Launches Strikes in Syria After Targeted Attacks Against American Troops   [If only there were some peaceful solution... but none presents itself, huh?]
  The US Department of Defense revealed late Thursday that forces had fired strikes against two[completely illegal] facilities in Syria following earlier attacks against American and allied troops in Iraq and Syria...
..The release underscored that the US strikes were not related to the Palestine-Israel conflict. The statement added that the US does not seek an escalation of the conflict in Palestine.
"These narrowly-tailored strikes in self-defense 
[of illegal, oil-stealing American military bases in countries that are no threat to the USA] were intended solely to protect and defend US personnel in Iraq and Syria. They are separate and distinct from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, and do not constitute a shift in our approach to the Israel-Hamas conflict," the release said...
  In addition to the 900 recently-deployed troops, there are roughly 35,000 US troops deployed in the Middle East, according to Responsible Statecraft. Most of those forces are in Gulf bases, far from any fighting; however, roughly 3,400 remain stationed in Syria and Iraq.
  Last year, the Ministry of Oil in Syria accused the US and its "mercenaries" of stealing Syrian oil. The Syrian government has repeatedly called out the illegal American presence in the country as a violation to its sovereignty.

Hamas Delegation Arrives In Moscow As Russia Blames US For Escalation 10/26/23

..(Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria) Zakharova confirmed the start of the talks with Hamas on Thursday.  She said: “I can also say and confirm that representatives of the relevant Palestinian movement are in Moscow. As for contacts, we will inform you additionally.”  She has also disclosed that since the war began, nine thousand Russian passport holders have returned to Russia from Israel; and that at least fifteen Russian passport holders among the Hamas hostages have been killed in the IDF airstrikes.
  At the same time as Marzouq’s meetings, Husam Badran issued a statement to the Russian state news medium, Sputnik. “Russia,” Badran said, “is able to play an important role in ending the war between Israel and the Gaza Strip, and delivering aid to the Palestinian exclave. Hamas values Russia’s role on the international stage, especially use of veto in the UN Security Council against the United States. But Russia can play a greater role in ending the aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip and applying international pressure to deliver urgent aid to our people in the Gaza Strip.”  
  What Hamas means by “greater role” for Russia has not been disclosed publicly yet.  It is known that Hamas is willing to negotiate the release of “non-military” hostages, including Israelis holding Russian passports, through Iran.    This is conditional on the IDF lifting its siege on Gaza and allowing sufficient supplies into all parts of the territory.
  The “military hostages” are being held in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. There are more than 6,000 of the latter; there may be fewer than 200 hostages in Gaza, as up to 50 have been killed by Israeli bombing...
..The Palestinian strategy against Israel is aimed at destroying Israel’s capacity to survive in its present state in a long war.
  This means attacking the invincibility of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and their so-called Iron Dome defence; this began with the cross-border offensive on October 7, and continues with daily drone and artillery attacks on targets inside Israel, as well as resistance to IDF incursions in Gaza.
  The plan also means exposing the weakness of the state’s infrastructure and economy; extending the battlefield across all of Israel’s territory – the ports, power plants and electricity grid, communications, and financial markets —  making the cost of occupation of the Arab territories unendurable. In a long war, two of Israel’s leading exports earning more than 40% of the state’s trade —  diamonds and tourism — face ruin.* ...
..The Israelis and the Jewish diaspora comprehend this reluctantly. For them,  the short war must be correspondingly shorter. This means the genocide of at least a million Palestinians in lives and displacement.
  The war to do that has now become an international war – and this is a war the US cannot sustain. As a Pentagon insider said publicly this week, “because there are so many draws on the logistics and support infrastructure of the Pentagon, we’re not prepared to go in in a concerted way. What we are seeing right now is death by a thousand cuts. Our adversaries know we are stretched so they are going to make us stretch even more, so we can respond even less.”  
  The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Maria Zakharova, acknowledged the point in Moscow on Thursday: US naval, air force,  and marine reinforcements deployed around Israel and Gaza are “American tactics to strengthen their own security (this is how it should be interpreted) at someone else’s expense.” They are backfiring on Washington’s capacity to defend US forces in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, and in land bases in Syria, Iraq and Jordan.  “On the contrary,” Zakharova added, the US military deployment “will further rock the situation in the Middle East, create additional tension that can spill out beyond the region.”  
  Zakharova’s warning came in the Moscow afternoon. By then Russian Foreign Ministry officials had held meetings with a Hamas delegation, and officials from Iran, Egypt,  and Kuwait. Across the city at the same time, President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Kremlin communiqué reported: “Russia and Turkiye have practically overlapping positions.”

  Putin Warns Gaza War Could Spread Beyond Middle East
  On the same day that a Hamas delegation made a rare visit to Moscow to discuss the crisis in Gaza, President Vladimir Putin warned in a speech that the conflict has the potential to spread well beyond the Middle East.
  In a Wednesday meeting at the Kremlin, he decried Israel's indiscriminate airstrikes on the Gaza Strip which have left over 7,000 people, mostly civilians and at least half of them women and children, dead. "Our task today, our main task, is to stop the bloodshed and violence," said Putin, as cited from an official transcript.
"Otherwise, further escalation of the crisis is fraught with grave and extremely dangerous and destructive consequences."

​  Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned Israel and its allies against waging a war on Iran as it could potentially trigger a third world war.
"A third world war is not excluded. It may start from there [the Middle East]. How? If they [Israel and the United States] stage a war on Iran. It is not about Iran irritating them, but about them irritating Iran​."

​  Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin is giving interview after interview on Israeli television demanding the IDF carry out the complete and total "annihilation" of Gaza with endless airstrikes to cause "destruction like Dresden and Hiroshima."

  Qatar sentenced eight former Indian naval officers to death after finding them guilty of spying on the Gulf state's submarine programme for Israel, according to a report by the Financial Times.

Gilbert Doctorow reads the political tea-leaves in elite press releases and sees the US mostly-defunding the Ukraine war and bailing out, ... "because Israel".

  Slovakia's New Populist PM Follows Through On Blocking Arms To Ukraine
  Slovakia’s new leader, Robert Fico, has called for the European Union to take on a peacekeeper role in the Ukraine war, and Bratislava will not support further sanctions on Moscow.

​Russia has a new Aerospace force Chief, and the capability to completely black-out Ukrainian electricity grid for 2 weeks, when the time comes to mount a massive offensive.
The Fall | Infrastructure Collapse. Blackout Is Coming. Military Summary And Analysis For 2023.10.27

If we don't have elections next year the point is moot.  Trump planning to withdraw US from NATO – media

  Prosecutor Livid After FBI Refused To Pursue 'Credible' Biden-Ukraine Corruption Allegations, Grassley Reveals 40 Informants
  In a Tuesday letter, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) revealed that the FBI had more than 40 informants on the Biden family over an extended period of time, but that most avenues of investigation were thwarted.
  "This letter is based on years of investigation, including the provision of information, records, and allegations from multiple Justice Department whistleblowers that indicate there is - and has been - an effort among certain Justice Department and FBI officials to improperly delay and stop full and complete investigative activity into the Biden family, including but not limited to FD-1023s referencing the Biden family," wrote Grassley.
  "This alleged political infection breaks faith with the American people, and it will ruin our governmental institutions should it continue. As just one initial example," he continued, "I've been made aware that at one point in time the FBI maintained over 40 Confidential Human Sources that provided criminal information relating to Joe Biden, James Biden, and Hunter Biden."
  Grassley says Americans need to know: "Did the FBI investigate the information or shut it down?"

​  How Pfizer Hid Nearly 80% of COVID Vaccine Trial Deaths From Regulators
​  According to an analysis, published this month in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research, of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial data, the vaccine makers hid fatality data from regulators in order to qualify for Emergency Use Authorization.

Dr. John Campbell provides another good reason to supplement your vitamin-D level to the upper normal range and keep it there. Vit D and prostate cancer

Barry McGuire , Eve Of Destruction 1965

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