Friday, May 3, 2024

Reality Brings Surprises


​  To Israel’s horror, Hamas brings ‘two-state solution’ back into focus
Not only has Israel failed to defeat Hamas, but it is being dragged into discussions on Palestinian statehood, which its Gaza genocide has put back onto the international agenda.
​  After seven months of a brutal military assault on Gaza, it is abundantly clear that Israel has not succeeded in eradicating Hamas. Instead of delivering a decisive military victory, the occupation state finds itself being drawn kicking and screaming into negotiations over a two-state solution... This scenario is becoming increasingly likely despite long-standing opposition from the Israeli government. It is an extraordinary development, particularly as Tel Aviv’s strategy, as articulated by foreign policy advisor Ophir Falk, was mainly to “destroy Hamas” and its military and governance capabilities entirely.
​  Today, the two-state option is frantically being resuscitated in Washington, of all places, and by stalwart allies of Tel Aviv.​..
​..Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel... argues in Foreign Affairs magazine that far from being “dead,” the two-state solution now looks to be the only reasonable game in town:
​  The reason for this revival is not complicated. There are, after all, only a few possible alternatives to the two-state solution. There is Hamas’ solution, which is the destruction of Israel. There is the Israeli ultra-right’s solution, which is the Israeli annexation of the West Bank, the dismantling of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and the deportation of Palestinians to other countries. There is the ‘conflict management’ approach pursued for the last decade or so by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which aimed to maintain the status quo indefinitely – and the world has seen how that worked out. And there is the idea of a binational state in which Jews would become a minority, thus ending Israel’s status as a Jewish state. None of those alternatives would resolve the conflict – at least not without causing even greater calamities. And so if the conflict is to be resolved peacefully, the two-state solution is the only idea left standing.​..
..Earlier this month, in a joint press conference with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Turkiye’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan was explicitly supportive, also highlighting the west’s positive stance toward intensifying peace efforts based on the two-state solution.
​  “In our political talks with Hamas for years, they have accepted a Palestinian state to be established within the 1967 borders,” Fidan told reporters.​ “They have told me that following the establishment of the Palestinian state, Hamas would no longer need an armed wing and they would continue as a political party,” he added...
..Rather than defeating Hamas, Israel now finds itself on the back foot, engaging in negotiations that center around the one outcome it had least expected – that of a two-state solution.
​  Tel Aviv’s disturbing dilemma also showcases the political acumen of Hamas and the Palestinian resistance, who recognized the utility of hard power in achieving political ends rather than as an end in itself – in sharp contrast to Israel’s approach throughout this conflict.
​  The fact that, seven months after Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, Hamas retains its array of capabilities signifies not only the abject failure of Israel’s military and political objectives but also an unexpected humbling of Tel Aviv. Israel, today, is being forced into negotiations on Palestinian statehood that it has assiduously avoided for 30 long years.
​  This shift is undoubtedly energized by the unprecedented US student protest movement and other anti-colonial voices around the world, adding a global dimension to the local struggle. These developments are yet another ace in the hand for Hamas and another nail in the coffin for Israeli leverage.​

​  Russia reaffirms its readiness to help achieve Palestinian unity together with China
The Russian diplomats also said that during the conversation, al-Ahmed informed about his participation in the meeting of Fatah and Hamas delegations organized in Beijing​  Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on May 1 that Russia and China will help unite the Palestinian ranks.​

​  There’s ‘Widespread’ Belief Among US Officials That Israel Can’t Beat Hamas
The US continues to back Israel's slaughter in Gaza even though it doesn't believe Netanyahu's goals are realistic​

Israel issues ICC ultimatum –​ The Jewish state has reportedly said it will punish Palestine if the court pursues its leaders​

​  Gaza Al-Shifa doctor tortured to death by Israeli forces​   
Martyr Al-Bursh, a resident of Jabalia, was arrested by the Israeli army in January 2024 while carrying out his duties at Al-Awda Hospital with his staff.​  
​  The Higher Committee for Prisoners' Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced the martyrdom of Dr. Adnan Al-Bursh, 50 years old, a consultant and head of the orthopedic department at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, and Ismail Khudair, aged 33.​ Both were martyred as a result of torture in Israeli jails.​

​  Russia Calls for Independent International Investigation of Mass Graves in Gaza - Russian Envoy
​  "We received chilling reports about mass graves that were discovered in the Gaza Strip. We need an independent international investigation to ensure that the perpetrators are held to account," Nebenzia told the UN General Assembly.
​  Palestinian officials reported that more than 300 bodies - including of women, children, elderly and injured persons - were found in mass graves on the grounds of Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza's second-largest city and al-Shifa medical compound in Gaza City.​

​  UN: Scale of Destruction in Gaza Not Seen Since WWII, Will Take 16 Years To Rebuild
The Israeli bombing campaign has damaged or destroyed 72% of all homes in the Gaza Strip​

​  Israeli Military Announces Preparation for Offensive Targeting Hezbollah
​  Israeli Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi has assessed the security situation in the defense forces' northern command and announced preparation for an offensive on the northern front amid ongoing shelling by Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah..
..Hezbollah has been exchanging airstrikes with Israel since October 2023, as the situation in the region deteriorated dramatically after Israel announced a military operation against Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Lebanese Foreign Ministry has said some 100,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in southern Lebanon because of Israel's shelling. Israel has also said that about 80,000 residents of northern Israel have found themselves in a similar situation.​

Israeli troops killed by ‘friendly fire’ in Gaza – IDF​ , A tank fired into a building where military personnel were taking cover, an internal report has found​

​  Caitlin Johnstone, The Bizarre Gymnastics Of The Gaza Aid Pier   [So tell me; what's it really for?]
  So let me get this straight. The US wound up building its “floating pier” a few miles off the coast of Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid, but nobody will be able to ship the aid directly to the pier to get it to Gaza. Instead, the aid will be delivered to Cyprus via air or sea, and then from Cyprus the aid will be shipped 200 miles to the pier. From there the pallets of aid will be loaded onto smaller US army boats, which will then carry the aid from the pier to a long causeway on Gaza’s actual coast. Those pallets will then be carried from the boats to the shore via the causeway — possibly by British troops or possibly by Israeli troops depending on what source you’re reading — and taken into Gaza by IDF troops after careful examination and approval of their contents. All to deliver some 90 to 150 truckloads worth of aid per day, which is far short of the 500 truckloads the UN says Gaza needs.​  And this is all being done because Israel isn’t simply letting people drive an adequate amount of aid through the custom-built gates directly into Gaza

​  NATO state rejects €100 billion Ukraine war chest ‘madness’
Hungary has vowed to oppose a five-year funding strategy for Ukraine just floated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg​

​  Whose interests will this serve? How?  Threat of sending Western troops to Ukraine necessary – Macron
Moscow should be kept guessing about a possible intervention, the French president has argued​

​  Russian Troops Enter Air Base Hosting US Soldiers In Post-Coup Niger
​  Among the first orders of the junta was to tell US troops in the country to pack up their stuff and get out. The US is commonly estimated to have had 1,100 troops in the country. At the same time the junta is displaying its warmer relations with Russia and its forces, declaring an alliance with 'anti-imperialist' nations. French troops have already exited the country.
​  On Friday there are widespread reports that Russian troops have actually entered American military bases, with US troops in the process exiting, but some still present. This is said to already be happening at Air Base 101 in Niamey, the capital city..​.
​..A senior U.S. defense official told Reuters that the Russian forces are not mingling with the American troops at the base, but were instead using a separate hangar.
​  The official described the situation as being “not great” but “manageable”
in the short-term. Sources similarly told CNN that the Russians and Americans are not operating in the same part of the base, but one said “it is not that big of an area.”​

​  Second Boeing whistleblower dies suddenly​ , A quality auditor, who flagged defects in the 737 MAX, passed away after a sudden illness
​  Joshua Dean, a former Spirit AeroSystems employee who raised the alarm over lax standards in the production of Boeing’s 737 MAX jet, has died following a sudden and severe illness. In March, another Boeing whistleblower was found dead in a hotel parking lot in what authorities tentatively described as a suicide.
​  The 737 MAX airliner has had a history of accidents, including two leading to multiple deaths. In October 2018, one of the aircraft went down in Indonesia, claiming the lives of all 189 people on board. Five months later, another Boeing 737 MAX – operated by Ethiopian Airlines – crashed soon after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew. The two tragedies prompted a 20-month grounding of the airliner.
​  In January, a Boeing 737 MAX-9 operated by Alaska Airlines saw one of its doors and part of the fuselage break away in midair, soon after takeoff. An audit by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of Boeing and one of its key suppliers, Spirit AeroSystems, subsequently “identified non-compliance issues in Boeing’s manufacturing process control, parts handling and storage, and product control.”​

​  "This Conversation Didn't Happen": Matt Gaetz Demands Investigation After CIA Program Manager Gets Loose Lips About Trump
​  US intelligence agencies withheld intelligence from President Donald Trump before and during his presidency, claiming "The executive staff. We’re talking about the director and his subordinates," which include former CIA Directors "Gina Haspel....And I believe Mike Pompeo did the same thing too," who "kept information from him [Trump] because we knew he’d fucking disclose it."
​  They may still be using FISA authorities to spy on Trump today, and that "we also have people that monitor his ex-wife."
The CIA is "very reluctant" to share information with the "careless" NSA​.
​  Gaetz suggests that given the House Weaponization Committee's "broad jurisdiction to investigate the role of executive branch agencies investigating American citizens," that any "unconstitutional, illegal, or unethical activities committed by said agencies" should fall under congressional scrutiny.​

  ​Meryl Nass MD, All 49 Republican Senators have said NO to the WHO's Pandemic Treaty and IHR amendments in a public letter to the President
And why we would have to be crazy to allow the WHO's criminal and incompetent leaders to govern anything, especially our health​

Arizona GOP issues resolution declaring COVID-19 jabs “biological weapons” and calling for a ban​

​  Meryl Nass MD, A very brief summary of the new WHO proposal on PABS and One Health
​  The WHO International Negotiating Body (INB) for the Pandemic Agreement is unable to move forward with an acceptable version (presumably this means acceptable to the globalists) of the:
a) “One Health” approach and
b) the Pathogen Access and Benefit Sharing (PABS) system.
​  Remember that if a vote is taken, passage of the Pandemic Agreement/Treaty will require a 2/3 vote of the 194 member nations, or what you might think is 130 nations in agreement. However, the rules say that the WHO needs a 2/3 vote of members present in the room and voting. So one strategy of the globalists will be to try and turn NO votes into either abstentions or to convince potential NO votes to not show up for the vote. Watch for this strategy.​

  Sasha Latypova,  When "pandemics are declared" - what does this mean in practice?​ 
Historically, epidemics could only be recognized AFTER the fact: after a substantial number of people became ill, died and after a significant economic impact.
​  In 2022 Attorneys General of 15 states sued HHS trying to repeal the HHS’ definitions of “public health emergency”...  HHS refused to amend its definitions of a pandemic and insisted that they can claim absolutely anything is a pandemic. HHS ultimately prevailed, the case was re-filed by OK and TX, the judge dismissed it and it was not appealed. In the refusal to amend its definition of a pandemic, HHS stated that “any communicable disease event” - this means a single case of anything they claim “communicable” anywhere in the world (for example, a single cow that “tested positive” for “avian flu”), once announced by the WHO, can qualify for forced testing, tracing, detention and injections of humans or animals in any town or village in any state of the US!​

​  Splanchnic Venous Thrombi after COVID-19 Vaccination​ , Serious and Potentially Deadly Abdominal Blood Clots Reported , Peter McCullough MD
​  The mother of a close friend died last month after suffering blood clots in the veins that drain the intestines. She was in her seventies and vaccinated for COVID-19 and sadly she died after emergency abdominal surgery. The daughter wondered if the death was vaccine-related.​..
​..Compared to a larger group of cases over many years before COVID, the vaccine blood clots were far more serious and deadly. The main teaching point from this paper is among the vaccinated to take abdominal pain seriously and have a low threshold to get imaging to diagnose splanchnic blood clots before they become fatal.​

​  Jessica Rose Ph.D. Clot-related adverse events in VAERS 60 days out from last shot
The modified mRNA injectable COVID-19 products appear to induce clotting months after a ‘last’ shot, according to VAERS reports. It is notable that of these post-60-day reports, 69% were filed by medical professionals, so it was the opinion of these medical professionals that it was worth filing these clot-related reports months after their patient’s last COVID shot and therefore, they likely suspected a causal relationship.

  A Midwestern Doctor, A New Documentary Exposes the COVID-19 Response​ , Epidemic of Fraud concisely breaks down the scam that was pulled upon the world
  Numerous polls have shown that:
Half of Americans believe the COVID vaccines are not safe.
Half believe the vaccines are causing a significant number of “unexplained” deaths.
A quarter believe someone they knew personally died from the vaccine.
34% do not believe the vaccines are effective.
•Around 7% experienced a severe side effect from the vaccine, and 34% experienced a minor side effect.
Note: one of the most important thing about this polling was while that both Democrat and Republicans had different perceptions of the safety and efficacy of the vaccines (since the the issue was politicized), they had almost identical rates of recognizing vaccine injuries in themselves and in those around them...
​..Once COVID-19 started and I realized the scale of what we were up against (as trillions were on the line to make sure the disease was never cured), I accepted that it would likely be impossible to stop the immense human tragedy we were watching unfold. Nonetheless, I was also hopeful.
​  This is because I felt what was being done during the pandemic was so over the top and so beyond what most of America had experienced before that it would likely lead to widespread public outcry, and eventually a complete loss of trust in the people who pushed this upon us
. While this is terrible, the alternative was what we had already been watching, a continual and sustained increase in corruption of all our institutions (which amongst other things is what allowed COVID-19 to happen) ...
​..Consider for instance that in his final broadcast before he was fired from Fox News, Tucker Carlson pointed out that the rest of the Mass Media sold out America by taking money to relentlessly promote the vaccines even once it was already known they were unsafe and ineffective. Like many, I suspect a key reason why the media has refused to report on the wave of vaccine related deaths we are now seeing is because it would require them to admit their culpability and they are hence doubling down on their lies.
​  While many things can be taken from Tucker’s story, I believe the most important one was that once he was fired, rather than lose his platform, Tucker became much more popular and now regularly produces news segments which get more viewership than the rest of the media combined. This in turn illustrates the situation all of the establishment is in—they’ve lied so much that when people speak the truth, many are now willing to listen.​

​  Steve Kirsch,  Survey indicates sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender dysphoria are all primarily caused by vaccination
We are basically causing these effects. 80% of the deviations from traditional norms can be ascribed to vaccination.​

​  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Still Pushing COVID Shots for Pregnant Women — Could Millions in Government Funding Explain Why?
The president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists blocked an email from CHD’s Reform Pharma initiative rather than explaining why the organization keeps pushing the COVID-19 shots for pregnant women.​

​Protective of Mothers and Babies (took this picture of Jenny with a halo of apple tree)


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    1. My wife has a Much Better Husband than Frida had. :-)

  2. Yes, she does! This is Marjorie in South Carolina, by the way. I agree with you.

  3. Diego Rivera was a much better artist than I could be, but he was a pretty damned low bar as a husband. Thanks for clarifying your secret-identity, Marjorie.

    1. Once had a dog named Diego. And he was a lot nicer than Rivera too… hehehe