Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Types Of Coercion

 Increasingly Constrained,

  Charles Hugh Smith points out the state of play in humanity's global game of power.  The International City Model: Freedom Is the Solution, Coercion Is the Problem
​  History is simplifying the choice ahead in terms of solving socio-economic problems: increase coercion or increase freedom. The legacy systems--nation-states and their core institutions--want to increase their power to coerce everyone as the ideal solution, while those being coerced want more choices and freedom, not less. The legacy power structures seek more centralized control, those under the thumb of monopolies and centralized powers want decentralized, localized options.
​  Stripped of PR niceties, the legacy systems view any problem as a threat to their power: every problem boils down to this: how do we protect the status quo from any change, because the current configuration is the source of our wealth, authority and power.

​  Catherine Austin Fitts (CAF), Publisher of The Solari Report, financial expert and former Assistant Secretary of Housing (Bush 41 Admin.), says, “The federal government is being run as a criminal enterprise. . . .not just a little criminal, but a lot criminal.”
​  CAF thinks now is the time for state governments to act to protect their citizens from the dangers of a falling dollar and increasing central control over “We the People.”  CAF explains,
“One of the things we are talking with the states about is Sovereign State Banks, so they can protect their transactions in dollars.
​  We are also talking about State Bullion Depositories.  This is so states can protect their rainy-day reserve and, ultimately, their transaction ability with gold and silver.​  Under the Constitution, the states have those powers.
​  This is very important if we are going to have sovereignty as individuals and not wake up one day and find ourselves in the same spot as the Canadian truckers who had their bank accounts shut down for protesting the CV19 lockdowns and mandates.  
​  More and more, we are seeing people say the ‘wrong things,’ and suddenly they find their bank account is shut down.  So, if we are going to have individual sovereignty, we need governments that can provide sovereignty...
​  The states have the power to implement financial transaction arrangements to protect our financial transaction freedom.  Without our financial transaction freedom, we are literally going to lose all of our freedoms.”

​Caitlin Johnstone points out the limits of paycheck-coercion in the world.  CNN's CEO Is Making Staff Churn Out Israel Propaganda

UN Food Convoy in Gaza Comes Under Fire From Israeli Forces - UNRWA Chief

​  Israeli media: Egypt, USA, Qatar acts show no signs of 'ending Hamas'​ ,   ​Israeli Channel commentator states that the US request for humanitarian aid to the Gazans is a way of enabling Hamas.

​  UN to probe ‘neutrality’ of Palestinian refugee agencyMore than a dozen countries have cut off funding to UNRWA over alleged [torture-evidence] ties to Hamas terrorism
Guterres previously acknowledged that nine of the 12 UN staffers allegedly linked to Hamas had been fired, while two remained unidentified and another had since been killed.

​  Hamas insists on comprehensive ceasefire, Israel’s withdrawal from all of Gaza
Hamas’ prominent member, Osama Hamdan, said on Monday that “the movement insists on a comprehensive ceasefire, Israel’s withdrawal from all of Gaza, and the lifting of the siege.”

​  Iran-backed Houthi rebels targeted two commercial ships sailing in the southern Red Sea following airstrikes by the United States and the United Kingdom on dozens of locations across Yemen, Iraq, and Syria over the weekend. This escalation around the maritime chokepoint has led to a blockade of ships, marking a new round of cost-push inflation due to snarled supply chains.
​  Reuters quoted a Houthi spokesman who said anti-ship missiles were fired at the Morning Tide and Star Nasia, flying Barbados- and Marshall Islands flags, respectively, as British and American.

​  Nicaragua taking Germany, Canada, UK, Netherlands to ICJ for genocide​   [Why not the US?]
The Nicaraguan government started Monday proceedings to take Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Canada to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for their complicity in the genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza by providing the Israeli occupation with the weapons and means to carry out the horrendous act.

​  US State Department Deputy reveals US didn't warn Iraq before striking   
John Kirby's statement has been debunked by his own as the US appears to not have warned Iraq before striking the country.

​  Zionism is an extension of Western imperialism in the Holy Land: Historian
Paradox of European antisemitism encouraged an aspect of colonial Zionism, says Ussama Makdisi of University of California Berkeley
​  Ussama Makdisi, professor of history and Chancellor's Chair at the University of California Berkeley, underscored that it is essential to realize that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to the Balfour Declaration of 1917, not to Oct. 7, 2023.
​  “So in November 1917, Lord Arthur Balfour, a European who was British foreign secretary at the time, promised another European, Lord Rothschild, that the British Empire would support a Jewish national home in Palestine by ignoring the fact that the overwhelming majority in the land were Palestinians,” he said.
​  He underlined that the declaration, which recognized the civil and religious but not political rights of Palestinians, was the beginning of colonial Zionism.​ “And the egregiously pro-Zionist British mandate, in its administrative and political structures, transplanted European-made Zionism into Palestine.”

​  Egypt to cut ties with 'Israel' if it forces Palestinians into Sinai
Cairo has threatened to suspend or cancel its normalization agreement with "Israel" if the latter forcibly displaces a single Palestinian to Egypt's Sinai to the south of the Gaza Strip.

"Most Americans Are Not Informed... We're Here Because We Love The US" - Tucker Carlson Explains Why He Is Interviewing Vladimir Putin

​  MK Bhadrakumar (Thanks Eleni)  Nuland leaves sense of foreboding in Kiev
​  The new war strategy — which was outlined in a recent article in the Washington Post — takes into account the  possibility of Ukraine becoming a dysfunctional state. But so long as Ukraine remains a cauldron boiling with nationalism that lends itself as a base for hostile moves to destabilise Russia and lock it in permanently in a confrontation with the West, the purpose is served —from Washington’s viewpoint.
​  The final act of the power struggle playing out in Kiev is, therefore, of decisive importance and is being supervised by none other than Biden’s agent in the administration ever since the Maidan coup in Ukraine in 2014 — Victoria Nuland, Undersecretary of State. Nuland’s two-fold mission has been, first, to put in place a calculus of power in Kiev that is firmly under US control and, second, to steer the transition from war to insurgency when the need arises.​..
​..This agenda enjoys the support of the transatlantic alliance, is “cost-effective” and allows the US to focus on Asia-Pacific, while keeping Russia down for the foreseeable future.​..
..Now that the US has broken the glass ceiling by enabling a military attack on Russian territory, Moscow should brace for more incidents like the downing of the IL-76 plane. The authorities will be keeping a beady eye...
..While in Kiev, Nuland forecast Ukrainian military successes in 2024 and that Moscow “is going to get some nice surprises on the battlefield”.

​  British plan to station NATO troops in Ukraine​  [So the western financial economy WILL collapse this spring and this is the fix?]
​  The UK came up with an idea to secretly transfer large and highly manoeuvrable NATO forces to Ukraine to occupy positions on the right bank of the Dnieper and on the border with Belarus.
​  An anonymous "knowledgeable source” informed that troops from Finland, Sweden, Romania and Poland could be involved in the operation. The goal is to "free up” forces in Ukraine for their subsequent redirection to the zone of the special military operation.

​  Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny has reportedly agreed to be Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and will leave Ukraine within days, lawmaker Yevgeny Shevchenko said.​    [I can imagine that this role might actually be more ​politically important than historical precedent would suggest.]
​  "I would like to say that according to my sources, Zaluzhny has agreed to be the ambassador to Great Britain. He is highly likely to go there and we know that those who leave the country as ambassadors are political retirees. None of them has ever returned to their former positions, this is Ukraine’s tradition.​"

​  The Steadfast Defender 2024 exercise, which is taking place right now, is of deep concern because it has become the backdrop for statements from London about the need to send to help Kyiv expeditionary force of NATO countries. Its tasks may include occupying the entire Right Bank with Odessa and Kyiv, creating a no-fly zone over them and forming a buffer zone along the borders of Russia and Belarus. The released forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will then be sent from the rear to the front line in counterattack-2.

​Can NATO survive Biden?  German fears grow that NATO won’t survive Trump – NYT

​  Over $1 Billion In Weapons Missing In Ukraine
​  The DOD is supposed to use special “enhanced end-use monitoring” techniques” to “safeguard” key weapons such as smaller, high-tech weaponry provided to Ukraine, which are likely targets for theft.​ The audit says these monitoring procedures are not properly being followed in Ukraine.

Weapons from Western aid to Ukraine found with Hamas and cartels in Mexico

​  German Farmers Block Entrances to NDR Broadcasting Center in Hanover
​  Over 30 tractors and 20 other types of vehicles blockaded the entrances and the parking lot.
The protesters are criticizing the insufficient coverage of agricultural sector workers' demonstrations and are demanding the cancellation of the budget passed by parliament last week, which includes cuts to fuel subsidies for farmers.

​  Netherlands-registered Yandex NV has agreed to sell its Russian operations to a consortium of local investors and spin off its main international projects
​  The Kremlin welcomes the $5 billion agreement to sell tech giant Yandex’s Russian business to a consortium of private investors, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
Often referred to as “Russia’s Google,” Yandex has come under intense pressure amid Western sanctions. Since 2022, the Dutch-registered entity has been seeking to divest its Russian business, which generates the lion’s share of its revenue, and to spin off a number of its international startups.

​  The US was forced to increase oil purchases from Venezuela​  (How many contradictions can you find?​ How is this carried out?)
​  According to data from the American statistical service, last year the United States imported a record amount of oil from Venezuela totaling more than $2,5 billion, which was a record since 2018. At the same time, Washington recently refused to deal with the “Maduro regime” and tried to undermine political situation in the South American country with the help of his protege Juan Guaido.
​  The head of the American Petroleum Institute (API), which unites 600 companies in the country's oil and gas sector, Mike Sommers, insisted on increasing purchases of Venezuelan oil. He called this a forced measure given the US refusal to supply Russian raw materials.
​  However, small quantities of oil from the Russian Federation seep to the American market, and at a price higher than the ceiling set by the United States itself.

Eye on Taiwan, US readying drone ship attack fleet​  ("Readying" ​sounds farther along than "seeking design proposals".)
Pentagon seeking design proposals for small unmanned surface vehicles that could be crucial to thwarting a China invasion of Taiwan

​  The US Department of Defense has contracted RTX Corporation to deliver $68.4 mln worth of 50 AGM-154 glide bombs to Taiwan, the Taipei Times reported.
The bulk of the bombs will be produced at RTX plants in Tucson, Arizona, under a contract to be completed by March 2028.
​  The AGM-154 Block III bombs are designed to hit stationary and mobile targets as they could be used with the Taiwanese fleet of F-16 fighter jets.
​  Depending on the altitude, these weapons weighing around 450 kg can reach targets at a distance ranging between 22 km to 110 km. Among other things, this feature enables fighter pilots to destroy high-priority goals without flying into the enemy air defense identification zone. The bombs will be delivered as part of a package approved by the US Department of State in 2017 that also included the AGM-88 HARM (High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile).​  
[That's 11 years​ for Raytheon to fulfill a ​bomb contract.]

New Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Brigade Optimally Positioned to Guard Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Nuclear Submarine Base

  A recent case released by the DOJ, in which a federal jury convicted a 26-year-old Chinese national and Berklee College of Music student, Xiaolei Wu, for threatening and stalking another Chinese student who posted flyers supporting democracy in China on campus...
..According to court documents, in Oct 2022, after the victim posted a flyer stating, “We want freedom. We want food on our tables. We want to breathe. We want art. We want democracy. We want to love. Stand with Chinese people”, Wu wrote to the victim via the WeChat group for students in Berklee College of Music that “Post more, I will chop your bastard hands off.” ​ He also claimed that he had reported the victim and her family in China to the Chinese government so they would be punished for anti-CCP activities. Moreover, Wu published the victim’s address and email, calling for harassment and retaliation from others.
​  Additionally, it shows that Wu asked his mom in China for suggestions about reporting the victim to the government. Based on the information revealed, his parents are both CCP members and officials in the Tax Bureau in Beijing.

  ​I watched the whole video carefully, pausing to check some assertions as they were presented. The US clearly has Deep Underground Military Bases, but how many, and where, past the few we know of. Trillions of $US have gone missing over the decades from the Pentagon budget alone, as Donald Rumsfeld mentioned 9/10/2001, just before the Office of Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon got blown up exactly where the spending was being investigated.
  I found the assertion of laser-boring a 28 foot diameter in the rock for 7 miles per day to be well beyond anything I could imagine as possible. There are no lasers that big and powerful, and where would the lava go? Other points stretch my credulity. Was this speaking tour allowed to discredit a movement by the assertion of refutable claims?
​  Josh Mittledorf,  Underground Military Technologies (last) Testimony of an insider​  Phil Schneider was a man who claimed to have engineered underground military bases in the 1990s all over America, using technology not available to civilians and possibly sourced from alien spacecraft. He says there were at that time 131 city-sized bases linked by a high-speed mag-lev rail network. He reported hundreds of thousands of people involved, at a cost of hundreds of billions each year. This video was made before Dick Cheney announced in 2001 that there was $2.3 trillion unaccounted for in DoD spending — a number which had increased to $21 trillion according to Mark Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts.

​  Ike and the Alien Ambassadors​ , Washington Post ,  February 19, 2004 ​ [Thanks Josh.]
​  On Feb. 20, 1954 -- President Dwight Eisenhower interrupted his vacation in Palm Springs, Calif., to make a secret nocturnal trip to a nearby Air Force base to meet two extraterrestrial aliens.  Or maybe not. Maybe Ike just went to the dentist. There's some dispute about this...
..Just to make things more intriguing: On the night in question, the Associated Press reported this: "Pres. Eisenhower died tonight of a heart attack in Palm Springs."...
..Some facts are beyond dispute: Eisenhower was on a golf vacation in Palm Springs on Feb. 20, 1954. After dinner that night, he made an unscheduled departure from the Smoking Tree Ranch, where he was staying. The next morning, he attended a church service in Los Angeles. Also that morning, his spokesman announced to the press that Ike had visited a dentist the previous night because he'd chipped a tooth while eating a chicken wing at dinner.
  Salla, who has a PhD in government from the University of Queensland in his native Australia, doesn't believe it. He figures the dentist trip is just a cover story. He believes Ike went to Edwards Air Force Base, where he met with two ETs with white hair, pale blue eyes and colorless lips.
  These aliens -- nicknamed "Nordics" in UFO circles because they resemble Scandinavian humans -- traveled to Edwards from another solar system in a flying saucer and, Salla says, they spoke to Eisenhower.
  "There was telepathic communication," says Salla, 45, as he sits in his suburban Falls Church living room. "It's as though you're hearing a person but they're not speaking."
​  The "Nordics" offered to share their superior technology and their spiritual wisdom with Ike if he would agree to eliminate America's nuclear weapons.​ "They were afraid we might blow up some of our nuclear technology," Salla says, "and apparently that does something to time and space and it impacts on extraterrestrial races on other planets."​  
[This may be misstated as a distant effect. I have heard that it is a more local effect on nearby, but unseen aliens.]
​  Ike declined the ETs' offer, Salla says, because he did not want to give up the nukes.
​  Sometime later in 1954, Ike reached a deal with another race of extraterrestrials, known as the "Greys" -- allowing them to capture earthling cattle and humans for medical experiments, provided that they returned the humans safely home. Since then, Salla says, the "Greys" have kidnapped "millions" of humans.
​  Salla, author of "The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century," published his ET theories in his new book, "Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence" and in an article on his "Exopolitics" Web site (www.exopolitics.org).​..
.."The lack of a dental record from Purcell's office," Mixson wrote, "has helped fuel belief in this UFO encounter."

Spectacular Rumford, Maine UFO Photos , Thanks To Our Friends In Maine  2-5-24


​  Raytheon microwave weapon closer to killing kamikaze drones
US defense contractor’s CHIMERA successfully tracks static and aerial targets, bringing microwave weapons closer to the drone warfare battlefield

​  Rep. Chris Smith: ‘Far Too Little Scrutiny’ Given to WHO Pandemic Treaty​  [There is so much more. This is a framework for transnational governance.​]
​  Of paramount importance is whether the Biden administration will submit the so-called “treaty” to the U.S. Senate “for its constitutionally-required advice and consent as a prerequisite for ratification,” Smith noted, warning that “an executive agreement bypassing Senate ratification would be an egregious mistake.”
​  The New Jersey representative further expressed his concern about some of the most grievous issues attached to the WHO’s agreement, including:
The “billions of dollars U.S. taxpayers will be required to give pursuant to Article 20 of the Agreement in ‘annual monetary contributions … to the WHO Pandemic Agreement.”​  
Article 6 calls for the “continued provision of … essential health services,” which, Smith noted, includes abortion on demand.​..
​..Smith also drew attention to Article 18 that seeks to “combat false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation.”
​  “Will there be any room for dissent on vaccines, therapeutics, virus transmission and the like—especially among scientists and health professionals—or will group think again crowd out other viewpoints?” the congressman asked. “We have reason for concern—past could be prologue.”
​  According to the UN News, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern to the executive board that “several outstanding issues” needed to be resolved within a short time in order to establish consensus on the “treaty.”

​  Dynamics of Serum-Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Vaccinees through Multiple Doses of the BNT162b2 Vaccine​  Translation: Useless, but help super-spreading.
​..Although strong neutralization responses were detected in two- and three-dose vaccine sera, these rapidly decayed to pre-immune levels by four and six months, respectively. While boosters enhanced serum IgG Ab reactivity and nAb responses against variant strains, all variants tested showed resistance to two- and three-dose immune sera. Our data reflect the poor durability of vaccine-induced nAb responses which are a strong predictor of protection from symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. The induction of IgG4-switched humoral responses may permit extended viral persistence via the downregulation of Fc-mediated effector functions.

​  EPA Seeks to Discredit Testimony of Expert Witness Who Says Studies Prove Fluoride Is a Neurotoxin
​  The third day of the landmark fluoride trial included tense exchanges between scientists and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the agency sought to discredit statements made by a key witness for the plaintiffs and the plaintiffs called one of the EPA’s own experts to testify.

​  50 Lawmakers Demand AG Garland Explain Illegal CCP-Linked Marijuana Farms​   ["Capitalism with Chinese characteristics"?]
​  "Chinese nationals—including those with potential ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—are reportedly operating thousands of illicit marijuana farms across the country," they wrote. "The thousands of illicit Chinese marijuana growing operations pose a direct threat to public safety, human rights, national security, and the addiction crisis gripping our nation."
​  According to the lawmakers, Chinese grow operations have been identified in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.
​  "In some cases, the grow operators were also engaged in human trafficking, forced labor, drug trafficking, and violent crime," the letter continues. "These farms are most commonly in states with legal marijuana programs where illicit growers try to disguise their operations in communities where law-abiding Americans live and work."
​  The letter cites a 2023 DHS memo which said that 270 suspected China-linked illegal grow operations in Maine alone were generating more than $4.3 billion in revenue.

​Local Grower (pictured with protected tomato seedling staged to replace kale this spring)


  1. Hi John. What's with the second from left UFO in front of the tree next to the house in the foreground? Dennis. Boston

  2. Maybe the ghost of MC Escher is piloting that one, Dennis.
    I'm making stuff up...