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Macron Awakening Fossil Fuel Reliance

by Oui Sat Oct 22nd, 2022 at 05:57:03 PM EST

My recent diary ...

German Dissent Cause for Sabotage Pipelines?

By destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2, the United States and/or a NATO ally succeeded in destruction of an off-ramp for de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Listening to national security experts from the States there is only a way forward to go for the "kill" of Putin's demise and the annihilation of the Russian Federation, a Republic crossing eleven time zones.

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Britain Ready for Further NATO Escalation

by Oui Thu Oct 20th, 2022 at 01:13:13 PM EST

A Wish List Is Not Statecraft or Diplomacy

American Revival of the Barry Goldwater Era | May 8, 2022 |

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Voting Corner Putsch, PM Truss Resigns

by Oui Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 07:12:16 PM EST

Title was: Truss Confidence Vote After Manhandling MPs

BREAKING :: Game Is Up


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First Crack In AUS-US Foreign Policy

by Oui Tue Oct 18th, 2022 at 08:57:39 AM EST

A Profile of Courage

The Guardian first reported a change to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website to remove language describing west Jerusalem as the capital on Monday.

Wong said the decision was made by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's Cabinet earlier today.

First bit of good news from Middle-East in a very, very long time.

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Biden Just Kicked Pakistan Over the Cliff Edge

by Oui Sun Oct 16th, 2022 at 02:14:36 PM EST

Before the horror of the Afghanistan retreat and devastation for women's rights to education #Trump #Taliban

American provocation and covert acts by CIA intelligence ...

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Israel a Terrorist History as State

by Oui Sat Oct 15th, 2022 at 12:27:43 PM EST

Many countries experimented with poison in warfare ... Israel does not stand alone. SHAME!

Oslo Accords and Shattered Dreams of Peace | PBS |

Ben-Gvir the Terrorist

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Groningen Gas Fields, Profit Before Citizens

by Oui Fri Oct 14th, 2022 at 07:34:13 PM EST

Slochteren was Europe's biggest natural gas deposit and in 30 years covered public spending for hundreds of billion guilders.

When the resulting earthquakes began and homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damage, the national government in The Hague had their doors closed and their eyes watching their wallets. Mo words for this but deep shame ... at the center once again: Conservatives of VVD and PM Mark Rutte.

Rutte has a large delegation of friendly PR specialists and not once he used his previous favorite escape of loss of memory. In 5 hours of tough questioning, Rutte found a new fiddle-faddle he used a dozen times: "I can't reconstruct the moment ...".

Rutte has lost a memo, intended exclusively for him, about a conversation with Shell CEO Ben van Beurden about the level of gas extraction. They cannot find it at the Ministry of General Affairs. The committee of inquiry has the memo #pegas

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Israel's Arrow-3 Missile Systems to Secure Europe

by Oui Fri Oct 14th, 2022 at 01:01:17 PM EST

How it started ...

Romania and Poland to install anti-rocket missile systems to protect against incoming Iranian ballistic rockets

Protests in 1980s against stationing US Cruise Missile sites inside Europe ...

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Washington's Oil Anger Focuses On Saudi Arabia

by Oui Tue Oct 11th, 2022 at 12:24:28 PM EST

We are self-reliant in production of fossil fuel for the next one hundred years and more ... convert old reliable partners into enemies of tomorrow with a snap of the fingers.

Our diplomacy is simple: "You are either with us or with the enemy ... there is no grey area."

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Nuclear Armageddon In A Blink of the Eye

by Oui Fri Oct 7th, 2022 at 03:40:43 PM EST


Crossing red lines for over a decade ...

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Rutte Memory Loss and Deposed Digital Messages

by Oui Wed Oct 5th, 2022 at 09:23:30 AM EST

Authoritarian and dictatorial personality not willing to be transparent in policy or decision making. Has been under criticism for years #Conservative #Libertarian

Not in Dutch government archive ...

"In the period from November 1, 2021 to June 1, 2022, my Nokia invoice shows that 7433 messages were sent. In addition, the invoice states that 1257 SMS messages were sent to and from abroad. This category includes both received and sent messages, the provider cannot distinguish between them," Rutte said.

The vast majority of policy making and decisions by Rutte cabinet members during the COVID-19 pandemic has been lost forever.

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Igor Danchenko source Christopher Steele dossier

by Oui Mon Oct 3rd, 2022 at 11:55:47 AM EST

A never ending saga ... a web of lies and deceit.

Earlier writings ...

Five-Eyes Wanted to Rid America of Trump

Debunked Anti-Trump Dossier Sub-Source Who Sought To Traffic Classified Information Remained On FBI Payroll Until Late 2020

Letter sent to Merrick Garland, Attorney General DOJ and Christopher Wray,
Director FBI

On September 2, 2022, Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion in limine with respect to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) case against Igor Danchenko, Christopher Steele's primary sub-source, for lying to federal investigators.[1]  In that motion, Special Counsel Durham noted that, "[i]n March 2017, the [Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)] signed [Danchenko] up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI. The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020."
As you are aware, in May 2009, the FBI opened a preliminary investigation into Danchenko based on his reported attempts to facilitate payment for classified information. 

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German Dissent Cause for Sabotage Pipelines?

by Oui Sat Oct 1st, 2022 at 08:55:29 AM EST

By destruction of Nord Stream 1 and 2, the United States and/or a NATO ally succeeded in destruction of an off-ramp for de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis. Listening to national security experts from the States there is only a way forward to go for the "kill" of Putin's demise and the annihilation of the Russian Federation, a Republic crossing eleven time zones. The threat of NATO buoyed by fascist states with a grudge pre WWII to Moscow was seen similar to the preparation of Germany in 1939-41. The Soviet Union suffered loss of lives above 40 million, an image of an existential threat nearly 80 years ago. The succes of the Red Army on the Eastern Front counted as major factor for the liberation of Europe from Nazi terror. Only China under Communist rule and extreme hunger suffered a greater loss of lives.

Although dividing the world in zones of influence is outdated, diplomacy should always have top priority to prevent total destruction in a nuclear conflict.

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Turkey and Iran Bombing Kurdistan

by Oui Wed Sep 28th, 2022 at 10:53:02 PM EST

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Climate change: Germany Remains Nuclear

by Oui Wed Sep 28th, 2022 at 11:57:56 AM EST

2 nuclear power plants must remain in emergency reserve so that Bavaria remains a safe business location.
It's all bitter. Because the years of blockage of power lines and wind power expansion led to it.
@Markus_Soeder is welcome to ask questions about how this came about.

EU Energy Crisis and Looking Back 20/20 Vision

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Big Tech as Guardian of US Super Power

by Oui Tue Sep 27th, 2022 at 02:42:25 PM EST

h/t Cat on two occasions her coverage of Stuxnet and Pentagon subversive global disinformation campaign

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Focus on Josep

by Oui Sat Sep 24th, 2022 at 01:57:15 PM EST

Just viewed another BBC interview from New York. An exponent of today's leadership reigning from Brussels with a mandate from present EU-27 heads of state. However did these people find such a jacka$$ ... unbelievable. 🥲

Witnessing the unraveling of Europe starting in Brussels at the NATO HQ, US Command and the political project of the EU. A deadly mix of mission and goals.

Anti-Americanism in Spain: The Weight of History | Nov. 7.- 2006 |

Dancing With the Dictator | Los Angeles Times - Jan. 4, 2004 |

A little more than 50 years ago, the United States signed a pact with Generalissimo Francisco Franco allowing U.S. military forces to use air and naval bases in Spain. The agreement was a momentous event for Spain, and its repercussions still matter. For Americans, however, the pact, though significant, was a minor moment in the Cold War. U.S. historians barely mention it. The 50th anniversary passed in September with hardly any notice in Washington.

Yet, the event should not be overlooked, especially at a time when the president proclaims his commitment to whip up democracy throughout the Middle East. The pact is a bald and astonishing example of how easily the United States can abandon a commitment to freedom -- even one for which almost 300,000 American soldiers died during World War II. What counted more in 1953 -- and probably still does -- was stability and the U.S. perception of what is best for the United States in the short term.

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New Liz Thatcher and Reagonomics Re-invented

by Oui Fri Sep 23rd, 2022 at 06:54:24 PM EST

Has Liz Truss handed power over to the extreme neoliberal thinktanks? | The Guardian Opinion - George Monbiot |

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MK Ultra and the Murder of Frank Olson

by Oui Thu Sep 22nd, 2022 at 12:45:05 PM EST

By chance saw a documentary on National Geographic ... beyond the shadows of the Korean War and occupied Germany, the United States and Great Britain joined in the Fort Detrick program of medical experiments, torture and death of the Top Secret CIA MK ULTRA. Beyond human comprehension and none were held accountable.

I jotted down some names and events and quickly came to understand links to mind blowing propaganda of a new Cold War. Why does it remind me of today's global crisis of chaos and permanent war?

The Gerald Ford "apology" to Mrs. Olson in 1975 ... briefing the president with advice from counsel of the Justice department. The Rockefeller report and a letter written by Don Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney ...

The original documents located in Box 6, folder "Intelligence - Olson, Frank" of the Richard B. Cheney Files at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

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Dutch Treasury Collects Windfall Billions

by Oui Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 11:11:36 AM EST

Cabinet of Rutte IV collected 'unsuspected' tens of billions extra from tax revenues on elevenfold natural gas prices, coupled from higher elektriciteit revenues sourced from sustainable solar and wind energy ... above which VAT of 21% really did the trick, also tax collection for inflation and surge in cost of living. The Dutch energy SCAM. Very troublesome ... "Ukraine fighting Russia for our freedom requires our solidarity" ... major bull in a scammed war narrative of arms peddlers close to the Pentagon and NATO. Fossil fuel corporations are primary recipients of our loss of income. Trend in family cash balances, income, and expenditures

NOS Ipsos poll new crisis where the cabinet fails to solve existing crisis

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