Tuesday 16th of July 2024

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despite countless foreign policy disasters, the 2024 NATO declaration continues to push the deadly neocon agenda....

For the sake of America’s security and world peace, the U.S. should immediately abandon the neocon quest for hegemony in favour of diplomacy and peaceful co-existence.

 

NATO and the deadly strategy of neoconservatism    By Jeffrey D. Sachs

 

a very young hillbilly vice president that is not picked for being woke or coloured....

Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for US president in the upcoming November election, has tapped JD Vance as his running mate.

The announcement was made on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social on Monday evening.

James David “JD” Vance is currently the Republican senator from Ohio. He was elected in 2022 to replace the retiring GOP Senator Rob Portman.

american decadent politics: et tu brutus....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-zG_frixvU

Jon Stewart SHUTS DOWN Biden & MSNBC Leaving Crowd ROARING

 

MEANWHILE:

While the attempted assassination of Donald Trump has been roundly condemned by his political opponents, liberal politicians and pundits have – implicitly and explicitly – called for his death before. 

Trump narrowly avoided death at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, when an assassin’s bullet apparently clipped his ear as it whizzed past his head. The shooter – named by the FBI as 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks – killed one spectator at the rally and wounded two others before he was shot dead by Secret Service agents.

joe biden is responsible for the genocide launched by his mate bibi....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW8IF028w7I

What Happened to Gaza in Liberal Discourse?

 

CAIRO (Sputnik) - Over 140 people were killed and 400 were injured in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours, the enclave's health ministry said on Sunday.

The death toll in the Gaza Strip has reached 38,584 since last October, while over 88,800 have been injured, according to the Palestinian enclave's health ministry's estimates.

tens of millions of people want him out and tens of millions of people want him as next president....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l97750ijaeE

Larry C. Johnson Updating his Analysis on How Trump SURVIVES ASSASSINATION

 

MEANWHILE:

BY Chris Hedges

 

NATO SUMMIT: Alliance Emissions Fuel Climate Breakdown.....

The militaries of North Atlantic Treaty Organization member countries emitted an estimated 233 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2023, a sharp uptick that exacerbates climate breakdown and serves only to enrich weapons manufacturers, according to a briefing issued Monday by the Transnational Institute, a research and advocacy organization, and several other nonprofits. 

 

By Edward Carver
Common Dreams

 

"the five-eyes would never dream of spying on russia"......

It seems Russia's tentacles extend around the world.

The UK has made multiple arrests this year alone, accusing people of spying for Moscow while Ireland stopped issuing diplomatic visas to Russians amid concerns Vladimir Putin's embassy in Dublin had become a hotbed of intelligence operatives posing as attachés.

 

Iran’s president-elect outlines policy on russia......

Iran’s president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has described Russia as “a valued strategic partner” and pledged to further strengthen relations with Moscow.

Pezeshkian, who will be inaugurated on July 30, set out his foreign policy priorities in an article entitled: ‘My message to the new world’, published by the Tehran Times on Friday.

"Russia is a valued strategic ally and neighbor to Iran and my administration will remain committed to expanding and enhancing our cooperation,” he wrote.

Tehran will continue to “prioritize” relations with Russia both on a bilateral level and as part of international organizations such as BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Eurasian Economic Union, the president-elect stressed.

US and its lackeys playing supreme being to the bitter end....

Every generation, or thereabouts, has its moment of unlearning or forgetting two salutary lessons that should be indelibly imprinted on the memory and the consciousness with the advent of war: first, idiosyncrasies or hubris, or both, can overpower political leaders; second allies are not necessarily friends no matter how much they may seem like us, nor are we like them. The appearances are an illusion. Worse, assuming the identity of the ally is an appropriation unworthy of a sovereign, ethical people; indeed, it is an indictment.

 

Allies playing gods     By Michael McKinley

 

the last thing that washington wants....

Trump, Orban, Putin: Why are all the ‘dictators’ hellbent on peace?
With the Washinton and Brussels establishment apparently only interested in more bloodshed, someone has to speak sense...

One of the greatest farces of these modern times is that those who scream the loudest about democracy and human rights are the very same people who violate international norms at every opportunity.

 

BY Robert Bridge

 

In the June issue of The New Republic, a left-leaning US political journal, a scowling Donald Trump was featured on the cover sporting a Hitler moustache above a caption that read: “American fascism, what it would look like.”

a geopolitical tool of the first order.....

Warfare is a geopolitical tool of the first order; only wars of scale can measure the real strength of nations. For decades American claims of hegemony, and by extension that of the West, have been based on what has now proved to be a carefully constructed mythology of economic and military supremacy. This is Andrei Martyanov’s fourth book addressing this issue, now as it concerns the war in Ukraine. In America’s Final War, he lays out in detail the underpinning causes and extent of its self-deception. 

 

by  Andrei Martyanov 

coordinated efforts to influence and censor online content.....

While the Democratic party melts down over Joe Biden’s cognitive decline – an obvious risk to US national security, the 2024 election wouldn’t be complete without a Trump-Russia narrative.

To that end, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Russian government has launched a ‘whole-of-government” effort to influence the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump – who, for some reason, Russia held off on invading Ukraine while he was president (and ostensibly wouldn’t have sent $175 billion and counting in US aid to combat).

 

mix of surveillance, measurement, psychological tricks, targets, incentives, sloganeering.....

Behold, now behemoth … Behold, he drinketh up a river … The Book of Job, 40: 15 and 23.

‘Most of us don’t know 95 percent of what Amazon is doing,’ Amy Webb warns in her The Big Nine (2019). While Amazon Prime is diverting audiences with its rom-com, The Idea of You, the Australian Signals Directorate is paying Amazon Web Services two billion dollars to store secrets in three locations on the Cloud with a golden lining for Amazon which holds the largest slice globally, at around a third.

 

The Bezosmoth    By Humphrey McQueen

 

(Will the ASD sites need Dutton’s nuclear plants to power them?)

but no magic pill for joe biden.....

Pharma-Funded Republican Comes Out Swinging Against Medical Debt Cancellation
Sen. Bernie Sanders, by contrast, argued that "we must cancel all medical debt" and "move to Medicare for All."

A Republican senator heavily bankrolled by the pharmaceutical industry spoke out Thursday against calls to cancel medical debt, arguing that wiping out a financial burden saddling 100 million Americans "is not a solution."

 

BY Jake Johnson/COMMON DREAMS

 

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