Thursday, December 7, 2023

Meaning Of Words


  I saw this yesterday, and really wondered about what it might mean: "Biden Tells Israel To Wrap Up War By January As An Estimated 80% Of Gazans Displaced"
It is clearly​ "public relations", not any kind of ultimatum. As US public opinion swings away from Israeli genocide, Biden gets to pretend to say something that goes along with that, but with a month of delay, and no teeth at all, just words. In a month's time, Bibi Netanyahu can decide to take this option proffered by Biden, or to refuse it, based upon his political needs at that moment. They might run out of bunker buster bombs about then, anyway. Also, little advertised, the Israeli army is taking a lot of armored-equipment losses in Gaza, and troops are getting killed and injured, too. The IDF/IOF is not dominating. Scott Ritter thinks that is why they took the 6 day rest to exchange hostages in a ceasefire.
  So Biden gave Netanyahu a 1 month option to call off the dogs of war with the face-saving excuse of the US forcing him to stop.

​  Despite the soaring civilian deaths in Gaza, the Biden administration is not considering using any of the leverage it has over Israel to get the Israeli military to change its tactics,
Reuters reported on Tuesday.
​  US officials say they’re expressing concern privately and claim Israel is listening, but the current campaign in south Gaza, where there are millions of displaced civilians, is no less brutal than Israeli operations in the north.

UN chief Guterres calls on Security Council to declare ceasefire in Gaza

​  Washington confirms its opposition to ceasefire in Gaza Strip
​  “We do not support a ceasefire at this time,” Kirby said. “We support the continuation of the ceasefire in specific areas and for specific purposes.”​ He added that “these humanitarian vigils must be implemented in order to release the hostages.”

‘Silence is complicity:’ UNICEF spokesperson denounces Israeli massacre, calls for world attention
​  Israel Revokes UN Humanitarian Coordinator’s Visa for ‘Not Condemning Hamas’
Tel Aviv has consistently taken aim at the UN for its alleged 'anti-Israel' stance, citing comments against the ethnic cleansing campaign unfolding in the Gaza Strip

​  Israel-Palestine war: Israel shut down NGO for reporting rape of teenager, ex-US official says
NGO Defense for Children International's offices were raided after they reported the sexual assault of a 15-year-old by an interrogator while in Israeli custody

​  The Biden administration has been drafting a multi-phase post-war plan for administering the Gaza Strip that culminates in the Palestinian Authority assuming control of the territory, media reported, citing two US officials, including one from the State Department.
​  They see the Palestinian Authority as the most viable of only bad options, recognizing that it has “significant legitimacy and capability challenges,” the State official said.
They plan for an international force in the immediate aftermath of the war, followed by a "revamped" Palestinian Authority taking over administration of Gaza in the long term.

Zionist occupation demolishes Palestinian homes in Quds, Hebron in West Bank

​  Two months of 'death, displacement and hunger' for the people of Gaza
Israeli air strikes have devastated the besieged Gaza Strip, with more than 17,000 people killed, most of them women and children

​  ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 62: UN Chief invokes Article 99, warning Israel’s war on Gaza threatens ‘international peace and security’
Israel continues massacring Palestinians in Gazan, approves provocative Israeli march through Al-Aqsa Mosque and kills a Palestinian child in the West Bank.

​  Israel channeling Gazans to Rafah crossing in forced exodus — Palestinian MFA
It is reported that Israel "is turning the Gaza Strip into uninhabitable ruins and is sparing no effort to force the population out"

​  Google removes Israel boycott app
​  By 29 November, the app had been downloaded over 100,000 times on Google Play. Earlier today, the developer said emails had now been circulated calling for him to be sacked from his internship for trying to harm “businesses run by Jews”, according to the author of the email.

​  Two dangerous bills in Congress take aim at Palestine solidarity
​  In a dangerous precedent, the House of Representatives passed a controversial bill equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. Pro-Israel lawmakers quickly followed with a bill to establish a congressional commission aimed at Palestine solidarity.

​  Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane delivers 27.5 tons of humanitarian aid for Gaza​ (How can it get through, though?)
The ministry reported earlier in the day that the cargo includes matrasses, blankets, personal hygiene items, and food products

​  Ukrainian Military Slaughters Own Soldiers for Attempting to Surrender
​  “They got in touch with us along frequency 149.200, and said they wanted to stay alive and see their families. We established contact and pinpointed them a location where they needed to go to surrender. Apparently, the Kiev regime found this to be detrimental, so they eradicated their own servicemen,” the officer said.​ He added that Ukrainians killed their own soldiers with an artillery strike.

​  'Great Risk' Ukraine Could Lose, US Can't Afford Such a Scenario - White House
Kirby further warned that if Congress did not back the White House’s supplementary funding request for Ukraine, the effect on the ability of US allies to back Ukraine could be "disastrous."

​  Austin: GIs might have to fight Russians in Europe​ , Republican senators walk out of secret briefing on Ukraine with defense secretary
​  Pitching Congress with a proposal for more aid for Ukraine, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin conjured up a threat from Russia.
Austin said that if Congress does not appropriate $61 billion in aid for Ukraine it is “very likely” US troops on the ground in Europe will be fighting Russia.

​  Gilbert Doctorow updates on Russian TV news and other insights.
​  Russian news sources highlighted the fact that during the entire flight from Moscow to Abu Dhabi the Russian president’s equivalent to Air Force One was accompanied by a number of SU35S air defense fighter jets in close formation, said to be just a few meters from one another.  The unstated logic is that this was done to protect Putin from any ground to air missile that ‘you know who’ might have been thinking of firing on his plane to accomplish the long sought regime change in Russia.  The skills of the Russian pilots and of their equipment was said to have produced an appropriate positive impression on emirate officials, which is entirely in keeping with one of the objectives of Putin’s visit: to promote Russia as a ‘security provider,’ meaning seller of latest generation military hardware that has proven its merits in the ongoing Ukraine war.​..
..Putin used his time in the public introductory remarks before the parties went into closed meetings to say that the UAE is Russia’s largest trading partner in the Arab world, with trading volumes that rose 67% in 2022 to reach 9 billion dollars and which continue to rise apace in 2023...​ There are ongoing talks between the parties about possible purchase of Russian small scale nuclear reactors. There are joint investments, particularly by the UAE in Russian infrastructure projects such as the latest world class Russian intercity federal highways.
​  The UAE dirham is now used by Moscow in some international trades.  We may assume that this vector will continue to develop given the presence in Putin’s delegation of Russian Central Bank president Elvira Nabiulina.  Nabiulina almost never travels with the President, so there must have been some very important business to do in the area of her competence.​..

..There was an exchange of information about the ongoing Gaza war and the Ukraine war. There was surely also talk about what the agenda topics will be for BRICS, which the United Arab Emirates joins as a full member in January. Russia will be the host nation and the sessions will be held in Kazan, one of Russia’s main oil-producing regions and the de facto capital of Russia’s Muslim population...
..Russian news has been more sparing in the coverage of Putin’s visit to Saudi Arabia, though the video showing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeing Putin off in his Aurus limousine following their meeting, with the Crown Prince putting his hand to his heart as a farewell gesture spoke volumes.  Here, the continued joint management of OPEC+ production levels would have figured high in the talks, and for this purpose the presence of Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak, long time Russian Minister of Energy, would have been useful. Otherwise, the talks surely addressed security issues in the region and possible common action on the Gaza war. In addition, there would surely be discussion of the objectives for BRICS in 2024.​..
..I was asked about the significance of the vote in the U.S. Senate blocking the bill introduced by the Biden Administration to appropriate more than 100 billion dollars in financial and military aid to Ukraine and Israel.
​  The program hosts put on air a segment from President Biden’s speech calling upon Congress to approve the bill, lest the Ukrainian war efforts be allowed to fail and the road be opened for Putin to move on to Europe and continue his aggression into NATO countries. This and the related question posed to me provided an excellent opportunity to put forward a contrary view of what the Administration is now up to, namely that Biden has intentionally allowed the Senate to veto his bill by holding back the concession that could have given him the approval of funding for Ukraine that he says he wants.  The obstacle was the Senate Republicans’ demand that appropriate funding be included in the bill to strengthen U.S. border defense against illegal immigration across the Mexican border.  Biden did nothing, which suggests that what we are seeing already is the start of the blame game over who lost Ukraine, the Republicans in Congress or the Democratic Administration.

​  Iran’s Raisi says ‘genocide’ unfolding in Gaza as he meets Russia’s Putin
​  Putin has cast the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza as a failure of US diplomacy and suggested Moscow could be a mediator in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Greeting Raisi at the Kremlin, Putin said it was important to discuss the situation in the Middle East, especially in the Palestinian territories.
Raisi responded via a translator: “What is happening in Palestine and Gaza is, of course, genocide and a crime against humanity.”
“It’s not just a regional issue, it’s an issue for the entire humankind,” he told Putin, adding that “it’s necessary to find a quick solution.”​...
..The US has voiced strong concern about the growing military cooperation between Moscow and Tehran and warned that Iran may be preparing to provide Russia with advanced ballistic missiles for use in the war in Ukraine.

Upcoming days to be 'frightening' for 'Israel', Iran FM vows​  [Could you please be more specific about what you mean, Sir?]
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian talks to his Qatari counterpart and stresses that the upcoming days would be terrifying for the Israeli occupation.

​  John Helmer sees the global diamond trade, currently in a sharp downturn, dividing into 2 blocs, similar to what happened with the Russian oil embargo. Will that really happen? Russian diamonds currently go to India for cutting, and are sold-on from there. Might Russian diamonds be smuggled to Tel Aviv and Amsterdam as easily as Russian oil is now smuggled to China and India? 
​  Meeting together last month in Zimbabwe in what is called the Kimberley Process (KP), the 57-member states  refused to agree to the US and European Union (EU) attempt to exclude Russia, producer of half the diamonds in global trade. To camouflage the outcome of the fight, the KP delegates decided not to issue a communiqué...
​..Russian diamond expert Sergei Goryainov warns that Rapaport and the Israelis are miscalculating if they expect the new sanctions to raise diamond prices and their profits to grow. The reverse will happen, according to Goryainov. “Due to sanctions on the largest producer, 30% of the diamond market is going to enter the ‘gray zone’. You can also figure that Alrosa will be forced to dump, because only by introducing dumping prices can you  compensate for the risks which customers who cooperate with a company listed in the SDN-list fall under.”
​  Other Moscow sources agree that dumping will be a Russian tactic for the very short term, as it has been in the Russian oil export trade. In that case, the discounts have gradually dwindled as the ineffectiveness of the sanctions became obvious and demand has pushed the commodity price upward.

​  Celia Farber includes an address you can use to write Reiner a paper letter for him to read in prison, and also means to provide financial gifts to him and his wife.
​  Reiner Fuellmich's Wife Inka Tearfully Reveals Harsh Conditions in Prison: No Warm Clothes, Nothing To Do, No Private Phone Time, No Freedom To Discuss His Case: "They Will Never Break Him."​ She Says He Is Very Strong, And So Grateful For All The Letters. People Are Writing To Tell Him How He Saved Their Lives With His Work In The Dark Years Off Covid

​  Matt Taibbi ,  Sue the Bastards: Federalist, Daily Wire Take the State Department to Court
​  Bookending the historic Consortium News suit, conservative news outlets take on the Global Engagement Center for funding "censorship enterprises" and blacklisting
​  In late October, the liberal anti-establishment investigative site Consortium News filed a historic suit against the United States of America and Newsguard,* describing a state-funded effort to label, defame, and stigmatize “media organizations that oppose or dissent from American foreign and defense policy.”
​  Now, a pair of conservative media outlets, The Federalist and The Daily Wire, have filed a bookend suit to match the Consortium News action. This time the defendant is the Global Engagement Center, the State Department organization ostensibly dedicated to countering “foreign state and non-state propaganda.” Much as Consortium News alleged the Pentagon funded Newsguard to censor its critics, the Federalist/Daily Wire action alleges the State Department sponsored Newsguard and the U.K.-based Global Disinformation Index as “censorship enterprises” targeting domestic speech, in direct violation of its charter.

​  "A Marketplace For Predators": New Mexico Sues Meta, Mark Zuckerberg Over Child Exploitation Following Investigation
​  The state of New Mexico has sued social media giant Meta and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for "knowingly" exposing children to 'sexual exploitation and mental health harm.' In a Tuesday court filing, New Mexico’s Attorney General’s (NMAG) Office revealed that it had conducted an undercover investigation, creating fake accounts of minors which were then used to fish for offending content, according to a press release reported by the Daily Caller.

​  "Why No Advertiser Boycott?" Musk Nails Disney's Iger After Facebook Child Sexual Abuse Bombshell
​  Elon Musk took another shot at Disney CEO Bob Iger Thursday, after the state of New Mexico sued Meta for allegedly enabling child sexual abuse and trafficking - yet Disney and other woke advertisers, who paused advertising on X in a kneejerk reaction to claims of antisemitism - apparently have no problem when it comes to the sexual exploitation of minors...
​..New Mexico’s Attorney General’s (NMAG) Office: "Meta and its CEO tell the public that Meta’s social media platforms are safe and good for kids," reads the lawsuit. "The reality is far different. Meta knowingly exposes children to the twin dangers of sexual exploitation and mental health harm. Meta’s conduct has turned New Mexico children who are on its platforms into victims. Meta’s motive for doing so is profit."

​  "$24 Million From Foreign Nationals": House GOP Formalizes Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Releases Resolution Ahead Of Planned Vote
​  Ahead of next week's vote to formally move forward with the Biden impeachment inquiry, Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) has released a 14-page resolution that would authorize the investigation.

  ​Is it time for a "baby bear" war for the US? Could this be it, or would it be like invading Cuba, which John Kennedy recoiled from?
​  Blinken Conveys 'Unwavering Support' For Guyana After Venezuela's Maduro Proclaims "Esequibo Is Ours", Gives Energy Companies 3 Mos To Exit
​  Neighboring Venezuela now considers around three-quarters of the oil-rich nation theirs - with President Nicolás Maduro presenting a map on television that shows Guyana's Esequibo region  as under the jurisdiction of Caracas.
​  Maduro vowed to create a Venezuelan state known as Guyana Esequibo, for which he will grant Venezuelan citizenship to Guyanese residents there.
Maduro will has granted licenses and ordered state oil company PDVSA and state metal conglomerate CVG to drill for oil in the area.
​  A special military unit will be created for the territory.
Energy companies in the Esequibo region such as Exxon Mobil will "have three months to withdraw."
​  Guyanese President Irfaan Ali said he would report the matter to the UN Security Council, saying in a late-night televised address "The Guyana Defense Force is on high alert," adding "Venezuela has clearly declared itself an outlaw nation."
​  The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on the issue Friday​.

​  39-year-old Canadian Pilot Dan Boken (Training to Become Boeing 737 Captain at Canadian North) Was Killed by COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
20 Pilot Injuries and Deaths in 2022
​  June 23, 2022 – I unplugged my 39-year-old husband, Dan Boken, from life support. It was the worst day of my life.
We were a happy family of four, torn into a thousand pieces in an instant. The nine long months leading up to that night felt like I was in an abyss...
​..I waited patiently for 14 months after, for his final autopsy report. Once received, I noticed that they had changed his cause of death from a brain bleed, to COVID-19. His vaccination status wasn’t even mentioned in the report, despite that fact that the injury was officially reported by two separate doctors to Ottawa Public Health.
​  I was suspicious, and that led me to get a second opinion from an experienced Pathologist. I knew something was off. He reviewed Dan’s entire medical history as well as the autopsy and confirmed what I already knew. The vaccine was a contraindication to Dan’s Crohn’s disease, and was the reason he initially became so ill.
​  I’ve struggled to talk about this because I knew it would be censored. I didn’t want to be attacked or ridiculed for sharing the truth about what happened because it might go against the beliefs of others. I’m at the point now where I don’t care what people say. I know what happened and the truth must come out. For Dan’s sake.

Momentum Builds Against WHO’s Pandemic Treaty Power Grab​  
[Don't take your eyes off of this one-world-government scheme.]

​  Meryl Nass MD , Controversies regarding the legal regime that underpins the WHO's power grab are good. There seem to be many.
​  They undermine the authority the WHO is trying to usurp. For example, see Article 62 of the 2005 IHR
​  Furthermore, on Nov 28 a group of MPs gave Tedros 2 days to show the proof that the full World Health Assembly did vote on the 2022 amendments. He failed to provide such proof. Thus, the vote, errr, consent procedure within a subcommittee was probably invalid, and the MPs have so deemed it NULL and VOID.

​  The Polish central bank has bought roughly 300 tonnes of gold in recent years to bring its gold to GDP ratio in line with the average in the eurozone. For medium and large economies in the eurozone, to which Poland might be included in the future, an equal monetary gold to GDP ratio is a covert requirement for nations to be prepared for a shift to a new gold standard. Based on these requirements I expect Poland to buy an additional 130 tonnes of gold.

​  Ukrainian central bank gold supposedly got airlifted out (somewhere) during the 2014 coup. This is from July, 2022:
Ukraine central bank has sold over $12 billion of its gold reserves during the war, its deputy head says

​Not Fooled (took this picture of Jenny at our homemade-house)

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