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Herd Immunity .. Filling the Gaps

by Oui Sat Jul 24th, 2021 at 07:09:28 AM EST

This article in The Guardian represents a carbon copy of the decision by Dutch PM Mark Rutte at the end of June. A decision not supported by the WOT team of scientists ... is was a grand failure as opening was way premature and many measures needed to be put in place.

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Next Kushner Acting Agent for Israel?

by Oui Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 08:23:50 PM EST

Don't stop with the little guy ...

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Israel Cyber Mercenaries Become Assassins

by Oui Sun Jul 18th, 2021 at 07:17:07 PM EST

Throughout the years I've covered every aspect of Israel's Unit 8200 and the private corporations such as the NSO Group doing the dirty work for dictators and authoritarian regimes ... they do murder journalists, activists, opposition voices and eco-volunteers across the globe.

Silence in Joe Biden's White House ...

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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Belligerence In Syria and Beyond

by Oui Sun Jul 18th, 2021 at 02:05:32 PM EST

This investigation by Deutsche Welle inside Syria is courageous. Not just the Bashar Assad regime, but extremists supported by the West kidnapped, tortured and killed/executed civilians. This is an account of the disappearance of Human Rights activist Razan Zaitouneh from the terrorist stronghold in Douma near Damascus.

    (Damascus Aug. 11, 2011) Amnesty International has been informed that Wa'el Hammada was kept in solitary confinement during the last 25 days of his initial detention at the Air Force Security branch. Reliable sources have said that he was tortured and otherwise ill-treated while held there and that his interrogation was focused on the activities of his wife, Razan Zaitouneh, a prominent Syrian human rights lawyer. Amnesty International therefore believes that his charges may be related both to his own peaceful involvement in popular protests calling for political reform and to the human rights work of his wife.

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Failures Mounting, Rutte Should Go!

by Oui Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 02:28:01 PM EST

I'm not a fan of conservative PM Mark Rutte as you all know by now, never haven been if my memory serves me right.

VVD PM Rutte enjoys backing of his own party and the rest of the nation is very much divided. As the populist parties entered Dutch politics, the conservative VVD moved further to the right adopting policies to serve Xenophobia and Islamophobia.  

What the masses ask for, we give what they want to stay in position of political power. It's been this way for eons to the empires of Rome, Greece, Peking and ancient Egypt. Rutte has collected a strong PR team and the followers are reporters and journalists close to the seat of power in The Hague.

Just recently was the very first time critical questions were asked at a press briefing ... Mark Rutte came apart and acted like Trump stung by a bee. The policy from Dutch government followed closely what was said in London and Washington DC.  Herd immunity was the very first common denominator ... lasted for less than a week when he was called on his wisdom by virologists and epidemiologists.

Reproduction factor 2.0 - highest since Feb. 2020

Seven Dutch regions put on highest Covid risk level

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Say No to Racism

by Oui Mon Jul 12th, 2021 at 12:51:57 PM EST

Euro's, COVID and political footballs: Diplomacy on and off the pitch

Boris Johnson refuses to condemn fans booing England taking the knee

Backtracks a few days later FWIW

Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger

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Tbilisi Georgia: Violent Anti-LGBT Clashes Kills One

by Oui Sun Jul 11th, 2021 at 05:59:33 PM EST

Georgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence | RFERL |

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Italian Pizza and Amsterdam Coffee Shops

by Oui Sat Jul 10th, 2021 at 01:03:52 PM EST

A Joint Enterprise ...

Cocaine: How the Italian mafia found a Dutch home | EU Observer - 2017 |

In the centre of The Hague, with low-rise red brick buildings and trees lining Loggerstraat, a welcoming street just a stroll away from the sea. A waiter in his fifties is relaxing outside an Italian restaurant, in front of him a Dutch newspaper.

His long-time boss is no ordinary restaurant owner. Rocco Gasperoni was a drug trader who had been trafficking drugs for numerous `ndrangheta families for at least two decades, using the Netherlands as his operational base.

The story of Rocco Gasperoni

The Dutch economy is geared towards international trade and boasts a modern infrastructure of ports and airports.

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Rutte Doctrine, Corruption and Media [Update]

by Oui Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 03:04:11 PM EST

Diary has been updated ...

The Netherlands has been sliding into the new standard of political lies, populism rightwing rhetoric and attack on government institutions, police, ambulance and first responders. In The year where pressure is placed on society as a whole due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the fragility and lack of solidarity becomes clear.

The European Union was established in the aftermath of killing fields of two devastating world wars started in Sarajevo and the ensuing evil of Nazi fascism in Berlin. The genocides in the 20th Century are looming as a black ghastly cloud in our history. Similarly in America the aftermath of the Civil War is racism, inequality in slavery by capitalism. The Canadian residential schools and killing fields of young children haunts the Anglo-Saxon white establishment from Ottawa to Toronto.

Western European nation with a colonial past

PM Balkenende in 2009 statement, the Dutch need the Colonial VOC mentality

What Dutch government got were more nationalists, and far right extremists calling to shut borders to foreigners. The Christian Democrats drop in parliamentary seats ever since and are hanging on to Rutte policy supported by Sigrid Kaag and "leader" Wopke Hoekstra.

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Threat to Journalists and Press Freedom

by Oui Thu Jul 8th, 2021 at 07:42:30 AM EST

When Muslims are a minority, they are concerned with minority rights. When they are in the majority there are no minority rights. Never said by Winston Churchill

All the Quotes Churchill Never Said

Appeared for the first time on Islamophobic social media in 2015 ... 50 years after his death.

Now a top politician of Flemish leadership Filip Dewinter has used/abused the prestige of the colonial British leader Winston Churchill.

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US Ends 20 Year Afghan Military Campaign

by Oui Fri Jul 2nd, 2021 at 09:54:40 AM EST

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UK Subsidy Control Bill Launched

by Oui Wed Jun 30th, 2021 at 09:30:41 AM EST

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Biden a Hardliner Invokes Harsh Sanctions on Iran

by Oui Thu Jun 24th, 2021 at 07:56:52 AM EST

Biden never had the stamina or intention to remove the Trump sanctions after the US pulled out of the JCPOA deal made by the P5+1 nations in 2015.

Waited until a hardliner was "elected" by minority in Iran.

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US-Israel: Cat Out of the Bag

by Oui Mon Jun 21st, 2021 at 10:48:26 PM EST

Trump prostituted Himself to the Israel lobby and he didn't get Jewish love at the voting booth ... Donald just doesn't get it ....

Donald Trump says more American Jews should have voted for him | JPost |

Donald Trump is still trying to figure out why more American Jews didn't vote for him, arguing in a haredi Orthodox magazine interview this week that they "don't love Israel enough" and the Israel-related moves he made as president should have earned him a larger share of the Jewish vote.

"You know what really surprised me?" Trump told Ami Magazine. "I did the Heights, I did Jerusalem, and I did Iran -- the Iran Deal was a disaster, right?

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Biden's Concern for Human Rights Abuse

by Oui Tue Jun 15th, 2021 at 08:22:07 PM EST

Outcry as Saudi Arabia executes young Shia man for 'rebellion' | The Guardian |

Rights groups say Mustafa bin Hashim bin Isa al-Darwish was a minor when alleged offences committed.

As Saudi Protesters Are Beheaded

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America Is Back Baby!

by Oui Fri Jun 11th, 2021 at 10:51:43 AM EST

America would be wise to tidy up a bit at home before spreading their form of democracy attached to slavery of the laborers and depletion of natural resources in third world countries.

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Silwan Ethnic Cleansing - E Jerusalem

by Oui Thu Jun 10th, 2021 at 02:29:41 PM EST

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Milton Leitenberg SARS-CoV-2 virus Weaponized

by Oui Wed Jun 9th, 2021 at 05:44:02 PM EST

Why politicians should be wary of publicly pursuing the Wuhan lab-leak investigation | The Conversation - June 7, 2021 |

The theory that SARS-CoV-2 originally leaked out of a laboratory in Wuhan, China, is making a comeback - so much so that President Joe Biden has publicly ordered the US intelligence community to "redouble" its investigations into this hypothesis. Politicians, however, should be wary of publicly advocating the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis. In doing so, they risk fuelling groundless and dangerous conspiracy theories.

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NATO Is Abandoning Afghan People

by Oui Sat Jul 17th, 2021 at 06:59:13 PM EST

You Lied Going Into Iraq ...  You Lied Exiting Afghanistan Twice! In March 2003 and Summer 2021 ...

NATO: 'We are not abandoning Afghanistan' | DW News |

NATO's deputy secretary general said the military alliance is not "running away" from Afghanistan, as international troops leave the country after nearly 20 years.

Speaking to DW's Conflict Zone host Tim Sebastian, Mircea Geoana stressed that NATO wants to continue to help Afghanistan, especially as the alliance is "fully aware" that there are security and political challenges ahead.

"We know that putting an end to our mission is also entailing risks, we are lucid about these things," said Geoana, a Romanian national who has been NATO's deputy secretary general since October 2019.

B-52s Are Dropping Hundreds of Dumb Bombs in Afghanistan to Literally Shape the Terrain | The War Zone - Nov. 2017 |

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America's Biden Is A Killer

by Oui Wed Jun 23rd, 2021 at 07:53:53 AM EST

Atrocities as torture, abduction, rendition, unlawful detention and murders during his watch as Senator and leading politician ...

Khashoggi Hit Team Members Trained In the United States of America 🇺🇸 🇸🇦

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