Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Hungry War Machine


  Simplicius has extensive news again. The US Army War College report says the US military will need to draft cannon-fodder and turn off electronic communications in any peer-war, which lessons have been learned from Ukraine, where any electronic communication lights up a target for the enemy drones, artillery and missiles. This is the Army's first major rethink of warfighting since the fall 1973 Yom Kippur War, involving Israel, Egypt and Syria. 
  The need for an American draft is based on estimates that the burn-rate of American casualties would be about 3600 soldiers per day, so a lot of fresh meat needs to be in the pipelines and moving to keep feeding that grinder. (This seems to assume a one-front war, not Russian And Chinese fronts.)
  The poor quality of young American meat these days has 77% of 17-24 year olds "unfit for service", so really only the cream of American youth will meet minimal requirements to be ground into closed-casket hamburger in the approaching "war for freedom and democracy".
  American industry will have to gear up to make more tanks, FPV drones, which are suddenly so deadly-important, new communications networks, and all forms of armored vehicles, which need to be completely redesigned based upon battlefield lessons from Ukraine. America will keep buying into "public private partnerships" to do all this.
  There are some thoughts that identity politics should not be a primary military consideration, but those can be left for another day...
  Questions are raised about the hypothetical killing of NATO personnel inside of Ukraine by Russian forces, but this strikes me as odd because that happened already in spring of 2022 and was just covered over as helicopter accidents in other countries and high level prisoner exchanges from Mariupol were quietly arranged.
  The report notes that Russia does not need to go on the offensive while it continues to "win" a war of defensive attrition against declining Ukrainian manpower and exhausted NATO military supplies of all kinds. Russia is currently winning the global PR war by not-escalating in the face of provocations. 
  NATO is ratcheting-up provocations and looking for obscure targets to hit within Russia to impress the western viewing audience, whose support is slipping hard lately from "war-fatigue". It is officially hoped that such strikes will demoralize Russians and lead to Putin's ouster. It is more likely that the NATO hope is to goad Russia into more aggressive action, to justify escalating NATO nuclear-brinksmanship, and allow the control-narrative to be effectively updated to overcome "war-fatigue".
​  Army War College Report Predicts Mass Casualties in Near-Peer Fight Against [Russia] - Analysis​   [Note: US/NATO would be the "near" peer party.]

  ​I remember the "fragging" of American officers in their tents at night in Vietnam. (My Dad did not get fragged. The most-hated officers got fragged. Democracy at work?)
​  The leadership of the Ukrainian armed forces does not allow its servicemen to gather in large groups for fear of a large-scale rebellion, retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor, a former adviser to the Defense Secretary of Defense under former US President Donald Trump, said.
​  "They (the Ukrainian military leadership - TASS) whittle down the squads to three or four men to prevent larger formations from forming that might actually rebel," Macgregor said on the air of the YouTube channel Judging Freedom.
​  He pointed out that distrust pervaded a military that sees its leadership send them to their deaths. "It’s a terrible condition. The people (the Ukrainian servicemen - TASS) are simply being fed systematically into the so-called meat grinder. <…> I would expect that to continue and even worsen in time"​.

​  Colonel (US Army ret,) Douglas Macgregor has an 8 minute update on the war in Ukraine, where Russia has 750,000 well trained, well led and well supplied troops in and around the war-theater. This is a realistic summation, and he draws implications based upon facts and trends.

  Eleni sent this article about strategic pathways for information transfer being contested in war, the same as strategic choke points for trade and pipelines are.
​  Eurasian integration and the western nightmare for a “Fistful… of cables”
  It is a common geopolitical secret based on the South China Sea that about 1/3 of the world’s shipping passes through its waters, while it is believed that huge amounts of oil and natural gas lie beneath its bottom but the most of all is that  passes 99%  of global internet. With the words of Haley Zaremba, “The crux of the war is underwater cables. More than 99% of all international internet traffic is carried through such subsea cables, which are overwhelmingly controlled by a handful of Big Tech companies in the U.S., “namely Google-owner Alphabet, Facebook-owner Meta, Amazon and Microsoft.” As the internet economy ramps up in Asia – it has expected to reach $1 trillion in value by just 2030 – other economic powers now want their slice of that pie. Whoever controls the cables that cross through the South China Sea will stake a major claim to that $1 Trillion”

​  Also from Eleni: (Can Venezuela hope to follow suit?)  The US-Iran deal: prisoner swap or new nuclear agreement?
​  This week's front-page prisoner swap and release of frozen Iranian assets may be nothing more than a sweetener toward a more sweeping US-Iran nuclear agreement.
​  Western diplomatic sources tell The Cradle that the main reason the US initiated secret talks with Iran is because Washington has a critical need to increase oil supply in global markets.
​  Deescalating with Tehran can bring new energy sources online quickly to make up for lost Russian supplies. This is why one of the unpublicized US deal concessions to Iran is to ignore sanctions on Iranian oil and gas trades.​  
[Note: "Ignoring" sanctions is temporary and reversible, but releasing $20 billion of Iranian assets was a concrete step.]

​Gilbert Doctorow seems a little hopeful for these rays of sunshine.
Sometimes democracy allows the will of the people to become state policy: this eventful weekend on Capitol Hill in Washington and in Slovakia

McCarthy Won't Seek Speaker Position In Re-Vote; Trump Nominated By Nehls​  (Don't laugh coffee through your nose, please.)

​Nice opening move...  Nancy Pelosi evicted from her private office in the Capitol by interim House speaker
McHenry assumed the temporary speakership after now-former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted on Tuesday

​Sea Change?  Jim Jordan (R-OH), the man who said he didn't want the job, is running for House Speaker to replace Kevin McCarthy (R-INO).

U.S. Money Supply CONTRACTING; Down 3.69% and Falling

​The recession has begun, but remains unheralded.
ADP Employment Report Signals Weakest Labor Market Since Jan 2021

US Factory Orders Jumped More Than Expected In August... Thanks To War​  (Expensive, outdated junk.)

​  Swiss Writer Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail For Calling Journalist A "Fat Lesbian"​  (She does appear to be significantly overweight. "​Facts = hate speech" now?)
​  Soral's remarks occurred two years ago when he took aim at Catherine Macherel, a journalist who prided herself in using her platform to advance her advocacy for LGBT causes.

Glenn Greenwald Weighs in on Russell Brand and the ‘War on Rumble’​  
​  “So crucial is the online censorship regime to Western power centers that one thing is certain — any individual or company that even thinks about defying it will be severely attacked and punished,” journalist Glenn Greenwald said on an episode of his “System Update” podcast.
​  Big Tech platforms and the U.K. government have launched a war against Rumble, using recent allegations against comedian and political commentator Russell Brand as a pretense.
​  Rumble is an online platform that reaches large audiences and has a demonstrated commitment to defending free speech against the “censorship-industrial complex,”
 Greenwald said.
​  Four anonymous women accused Brand of rape, sexual assault and other types of emotionally controlling behavior that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago. The allegations were made as part of a joint investigation from The Times of London, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
​  To date, no police complaint has been filed against Brand.​..
​..YouTube said Brand was suspended for violating its “creator responsibility policy.” A spokeswoman told The New York Times, “If a creator’s off-platform behavior harms our users, employees, or ecosystem, we take action to protect the community.”
​  Greenwald said organizations that deplatformed Brand were “engaging in obvious political censorship and capitulation to the demands of establishment sectors that hate Russell Brand, not because they believe he did this, but because his political messaging is so threatening.”
​  Other key figures in independent media agreed. Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal of The Grayzone told The Hill:
​  “Whatever the merits of the allegations are, it’s trial by media that he is being targeted because he has become perhaps the most prolific critic of corporate media as well as the War State and the Ukraine proxy war on the planet."​...
​..But Rumble refused to comply, noting Brand had never been convicted of any crime, and that it is “not competent to adjudicate his guilt or innocence, just like it’s not competent to adjudicate truth and falsity in our nation’s most complex political and scientific debates,” Greenwald said.
​  In response, the British government and media and the U.S. corporate media have “launched a full-on assault on Rumble,” he said.
​  The Times of London said the U.K.’s new Online Safety Act could be used to eliminate Rumble in the U.K. altogether. The Sun warned that Rumble’s executives face the threat of arrest under this new online safety if they try to enter the U.K. without fully complying with these new censorship orders.
​  Greenwald said the attack on Brand and the new law are only “the beginning of the cycle of reprisal, not the end.”
Family Investigated for Keeping Teen Home After School-Based Health Center Gave Bag of Unlabeled Zoloft to 17-Year-Old
​  When the girl’s father, Eric Sack, found the pills — which his daughter told him were Zoloft — he complained to the school.
​  Zoloft carries a black box warning — which warns of possible serious adverse reactions — indicating the drug can cause suicidal ideation, particularly in people under age 24, when they first start taking the drug.
​  Sack kept his daughter home from school the following week to make appointments with a doctor and therapist — a decision that resulted in someone at the school or the health center reportedly contacting Child Protective Services, which investigated the family.​..
 ​.."A young person is getting a drug with a black box warning. They come home with it. It doesn’t even have any warning label on it. The parents haven’t been told, and the drug is in some plastic bag that anybody — any other child in the house, or their peers — could have access to. It could be a very dangerous situation.”

​  Police Detective: 50% of Sudden Infant Deaths Happened Within 48 Hours of Vaccination — But No One Is Allowed to Say It
​  In an interview with Steve Kirsch, a former police detective claimed that about half of the sudden infant death cases she investigated showed the child had received a vaccination in the previous 48 hours. But coroners never mentioned vaccines on the death certificates, and doctors have been trained to gaslight parents, she said.​  
​  Dr. Elizabeth Mumper, president and CEO of The Rimland Center For Integrative Medicine, told The Defender, “Many parental reports about a baby dying suddenly start with the phrase, ‘He just was at the pediatrician’s office — they said he was healthy.’”
​  “If there were no correlations between vaccines and SIDS, then sudden death cases would be evenly distributed throughout the month,” 
Mumper said.
​  “Instead, we see clusters of unexpected deaths in the first week after shots are given. Reports from police officers and first responders are supported by this published evidence,” she added.
​  Despite the comprehensive data gathering required by the coroner, Jennifer told Kirsch vaccines were never listed as the cause of death — or even mentioned — in the final reports.

  ​"Sinister Developments" Dr. John Campbell interviews James Roguski about UN and WHO efforts to establish global pandemic-emergency authority and funding through non-vote procedures, which are just "accepted" if not officially rejected, and on very short timelines. There are multiple parallel initiatives underway, not only the "Vaccine Treaty".
(This is 44 minutes long, but the first 34 minutes contains the essential information as well presented by Roguski.)

  Dr. Marian Laderoute , Pfizer Vaccines with Oncogenic SV40 DNA Contamination Not Revealed to FDA , Looks Like it Does Puts the TURBO in Turbo Cancers!

  Consider ivermectin to be a possible contributon to care, not the answer to all prayers, please. Glioma studies are particularly interesting, though.
​  IVERMECTIN and CANCER, it has at least 15 anti-cancer mechanisms of action. Can Ivermectin Treat COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Induced Turbo Cancers? - 9 Ivermectin papers reviewed

​  Pierre Kory MD , Reports From The Front Lines Of The Vaccine Catastrophe - Part 5
  Last of my series of posts (for now) on reports from the front lines. Currently, am hearing of issues with blood donor drives, vaccine exemptions, hiding of vax status, and cognitive dissonance.

  Robert Malone MD lays out how doctors participating in the "free" children's vaccine must purchase at their expense COVID vaccines every month to provide to other patients, or face disciplinary actions from the Medical Board. ("That which is not forbidden is mandatory.").
​  Coercing Doctors to Buy COVID Booster​s
NY State Government Department of Health provides a lesson in how the Federal Vaccines For Children (VFC) program gets enforced

​  Of Mice and Men: Aspartame at Doses Lower Than FDA Limits Made Male Mice Slower and Dumber
​  Male mice fed the artificial sweetener aspartame at lower-than-recommended levels showed learning deficits, which they passed on to their offspring, according to a study in Scientific Reports. Although the deficits appeared only in first-generation offspring, the results suggest the effects of exposure to aspartame may be many times greater than originally thought.

​The inevitable decline of shale oil drilling is underway, as predicted...  Shale Is Not Coming To The Rescue

Always underappreciated. It is all from humans, not from that big nearby star.  Has the Sun’s true role in global warming been miscalculated?

Magnetic Pole Shift update. Earth's magnetic fields are down to about 70% of their pre-1900 value and declining ever more rapidly.

Avoiding Identified Threats (will take battery out of flip phone after lunch today)


  1. Hi John. We googled a cell tower map for our area and found a local reservation we often vist was a good distance from local cell towers. It's a hilly wooded area with a couple of small lakes, trails, and dense tree cover. We left all our devices at home and brought our dogs for a walk in the woods and a picnic lunch. It was a beautiful afternoon by the lake with few people and plenty of chipmunks and chirping insects. Trees are just starting to turn color here. Peaceful. Heavenly. Dennis Boston:)

    1. My flip phone started the emergency klaxon sound at 1:18PM, just after I finished my bike ride, and I took about 5 seconds to get the battery out of it. I thought I had a little longer, until 1:30. Oh, well.
      I'm glad you found a peaceful grotto.