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  • As Pelosi starts Asia tour, China warns of military action if she visits Taiwan

    08/01/2022 2:41:36 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 56 replies
    https://www.cbsnews.com ^ | AUGUST 1, 2022 | CBS/AFP
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off an Asia tour Monday that's been shrouded in secrecy following an escalation in tensions with China over Taiwan. With no word on whether Pelosi will visit the island, she stopped first in Singapore, where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged her at a meeting to strive for "stable" ties with Beijing. Her itinerary also includes Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, but a possible Taiwan visit has dominated attention in the run-up.
  • China's army releases video of military launching missile strikes and attacks in another warning to Nancy Pelosi - as Taiwan cancels leave for soldiers to 'prepare' for her 'trip tomorrow night'

    08/01/2022 8:39:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2022 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The Chinese People's Liberation Army has issued another warning to Nancy Pelosi ahead of her expected trip to Taiwan with a video simulating a missile strike, aircraft carriers advancing and fighter jets in formation. The video was posted on WeChat on Monday morning following reports the U.S. House Speaker will arrive in Taipei on Tuesday night - despite Beijing warning they could shoot her plane down and launch a military response. Senior Taiwanese government officials and a US official both told CNN that the stop is on her trip, even though it is not on her public itinerary. Reports from...
  • Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

    08/01/2022 4:58:47 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/1/22 | Eric Cheung
    US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China’s response to such a high-profile visit.The stop – the first for a US House speaker in 25 years – is not currently on Pelosi’s public itinerary and comes at a time when US-China relations are already at a low point. The Taiwanese official added that she is expected to stay in Taiwan overnight. It is unclear when exactly Pelosi will land...
  • PLA not to sit idly by if Pelosi visits Taiwan: Chinese spokesperson

    08/01/2022 1:57:31 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 118 replies
    English.News.cn ^ | August 1, 2022 | Xinhua
    BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday once again warned the United States that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will not sit idly by if U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the warning at a daily news briefing. China has repeatedly stated to the United States its grave concern over the issue and the solemn position of resolutely opposing Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, and stressed the severe consequences if Pelosi visits Taiwan, Zhao said. "The will of the people cannot be defied, and those who play with fire...
  • Joe Biden, are there American troops in Ukraine?

    07/29/2022 2:48:42 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 62 replies
    Judging Freedom Youtube ^ | 7/29/22 | Judge Napolitano
    Forty second clip belowCol. Douglas Macgregor discusses question with Judge Nap
  • How Corrupt is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?

    07/28/2022 1:04:22 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 97 replies
    Covery Action Magazine ^ | 7/20/22 | Jeremy Kuzmarov
    In 2019, the CIA-run Radio Free Europe reported on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s connection to Ihor Kholomoisky, a Ukrainian oligarch whom the State Department banned from entering the U.S. in March 2021 due to his “significant corruption.” Burisma and the CIA The New York Post reported that Kholomoisky had a “controlling interest” in Burisma Holdings—the Ukrainian energy company which employed Hunter Biden as a board member for $50,000 per month. Russian media, quoted in State Department emails, referred to Burisma as “part of Kholomoisky’s financial empire.” Six months after Hunter Biden departed, Burisma appointed Cofer Black to its board—a position...
  • Needless Death and Misery -U.S. Willing to Fight Russia to the Last Ukrainian -Give Us More Money, $750 billion rebuild Ukraine after the war.

    07/25/2022 6:05:52 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 74 replies
    Daily Reckoning ^ | July 25, 2022 | James Rickards
    "The war in Ukraine is in its sixth month, and there’s no end in sight. Here’s what we know… Almost everything you heard about the war in Ukraine from U.S. media over the course of March, April and May was a lie. **** It’s not that I’m pro-Russian — I’m not. I’m pro-truth. And I don’t defend the Russian invasion in any way (although I do understand it). Even Bloomberg and The New York Times are now starting to admit that the war is a lost cause for Ukraine and the U.S. economy is suffering from sanctions aimed at Russia....
  • The Truth About Ukraine SLIPS OUT On CNN

    07/24/2022 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 52 replies
    (Youtube) The Jimmy Dore Show ^ | 7/24/22 | Jimmy Dore
    CNN offers 24 hours of programming every day, but not a whole lot of uncomfortable truths, so it was noteworthy when CNN host Becky Anderson asked her guest, Iranian-American academic Mohammad Marandi, about increasingly close ties between Russia and Iran despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Marandi gave her a double-barreled blast of honesty in response. ...
  • NPR Turns Against Ukraine!

    07/24/2022 9:13:01 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 93 replies
    (Youtube) The Jimmy Dore Show ^ | 7/24/22 | Jimmy Dore
    Ukraine has long been considered the most corrupt nation in Europe, and was widely recognized as such by American media outlets – right up until Russia invaded and suddenly Ukraine had to be “reimagined” as a paragon of democracy and a plucky underdog in the fight for freedom. Now that the Ukrainians appear likely to lose the war, however, mainstream outlets like NPR are rediscovering Ukraine’s rank corruption and reporting the truth again – but unfortunately too late to stop the tens of billions of dollars in military aid that’s been shipped off. Jimmy and America’s comedian Kurt Metzger discuss...
  • Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in northern Greece, was carrying Serbian weapons to Bangladesh

    07/17/2022 8:19:17 AM PDT · by guthunde47 · 33 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 17 JUL 2022 | DM
    "... crash site of a Ukrainian cargo plane transporting nearly a dozen tons of mortar shells and land mines. The Antonov An-12 light aircraft, which was transporting the weapons from Serbia to Bangladesh, had eight Ukrainian crew members onboard. They were all killed. ..."
  • White House accuses Iran of gifting 'several hundred' drones to Russia

    07/12/2022 4:06:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2022 | Caitlin McFall
    The White House said it believes Iran is planning to supply Russia with "several hundred" unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) amid its war Ukraine. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday, "Our information indicates that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs on an expedited timeline." Sullivan said it is unclear whether Iran has already sent some of its drones to Russia and said Washington officials have intelligence leading them to believe that Tehran is preparing to train Russian forces on the UAVs this month.
  • Ukraine lays out $750B ‘recovery plan’ for postwar future

    07/04/2022 9:12:34 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 7/4/22 | JAMEY KEATEN
    LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday the reconstruction of his war-battered country is the “common task of the entire democratic world,” as his prime minister laid out a $750 billion recovery plan once invading Russia’s guns fall silent.“The reconstruction of Ukraine is not a local project, is not a project of one nation, but a common task of the entire democratic world — all countries, all countries who can say they are civilized,” Zelenskyy told hundreds of attendees in Lugano. ”Restoring Ukraine means restoring the principles of life, restoring the space of life, restoring everything that...
  • Ukraine invasion turning into protracted war that Russia will win, experts warn

    07/05/2022 6:44:38 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 83 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 7/4/22 | Kate Buck
    The war in Ukraine risks turning into a protracted conflict that Russia will eventually win, a leading think-tank has said.The report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) warned that current Russian advantages and Ukrainian weaknesses are leading to a style of conflict that favours Moscow.The capture of the city means that Russia has essentially gained control of the entire Luhansk region, marking Russia's biggest victory since it captured the southern port of Mariupol in late May.Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrlo Budnov said his defence forces had withdrawn "to advantageous positions in order to gain tactical superiority" after the Russians...
  • Wakey! Wakey! Putin health FEARS escalate as bleary-eyed tyrant appears to fall asleep at Kremlin meeting

    07/05/2022 6:08:51 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 29 replies
    https://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 4 Jul 2022 Updated: 13:32, 5 Jul 2022 | Louis Allwood
    VLADIMIR Putin health fears have escalated after the tyrant appeared to fall asleep during a meeting at the Kremlin with his defence minister. The Russian leader appeared bloated and is rumoured to be undergoing debilitating cancer treatment. He was seen slumped over and bleary-eyed in the incredible footage - which mysteriously cut away as he appeared to drift off. Putin, 69, is seen in the Kremlin hunched over his desk as he unenthusiastically congratulates his troops on "liberating" the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Sitting in a staged televised meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, a worn-out Putin tells his...
  • Reports in press about troop positions in Kherson could harm military operations, Ukrainian military says

    07/04/2022 9:24:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The New Voice of Ukraine ^ | Mon, July 4, 2022
    During a briefing, the head of the press center of the security and defense forces of the operational command of the South, Nataliya Gumenyuk, said that only the military can comment on the advance of the Ukrainian troops. “Any analysts, deputies, other political or just active figures at the moment only do harm with such statements…” Gumenyuk said. “Firstly, it does not correspond to reality, and secondly, it disorients our people, the local population. It harms not only the military operation, but the image of those who say such things.” Earlier, the UK weekly newspaper The Economist reported, citing a...
  • World War 3 is already underway as EUROPE does the unthinkable | Redacted with Clayton Morris (Video)

    07/04/2022 3:51:37 PM PDT · by Boomer · 132 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2022 | Clayton Morris
    NATO just announced a new commander and a massive troop increase as the U.K. puts troops on high alert. World War 3 is unfolding before our eyes, they're just not calling it that yet.
  • Attention U.S. Taxpayers: Ukraine needs $600 billion to re-build country

    07/03/2022 10:03:33 PM PDT · by RandFan · 93 replies
    BBC & Euractiv ^ | Juky 4 | RandFan
    According to the BBC: Ukraine "re-construction conference" happening in Lugano, Switzerland. EU president to attend along with IMF and World Bank. Zelensky to attend virtually. He says he needs $600 billion to re-build the country. "The conference aspires to emulate the wildly successful Marshall Plan, a US initiative that in 1948 began pumping vast sums in foreign aid into Western Europe to help the continent rebuild and recover after World War II."
  • Anatomy of a Coup: How CIA Front Laid Foundations for Ukraine War

    07/03/2022 6:47:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 69 replies
    Kit's newsletter ^ | July 1st, 2022 | Kit Klarenberg
    Obvious examples of Central Intelligence Agency covert action abroad are difficult to identify today, save for occasional acknowledged calamities, such as the long-running $1 billion effort to overthrow the government of Syria, via funding, training and arming barbarous jihadist groups. In part, this stems from many of the CIA’s traditional responsibilities and activities being farmed out to “overt” organizations, most significantly the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Founded in November 1983, then-CIA director William Casey was at the heart of NED’s creation. He sought to construct a public mechanism to support opposition groups, activist movements and media outlets overseas that...
  • Russia’s capture of the last major holdout in Luhansk means it can shift its focus.

    07/03/2022 5:44:12 PM PDT · by McGruff · 94 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2022 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Russia’s capture of the strategic city of Lysychansk means the front line in Ukraine’s east will shift as Russian forces regroup before pushing further south and west, military analysts and Ukrainian officers said Sunday, ensuring that the next phase of the battle will be just as bloody as the last. To take Lysychansk and its neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk, Russian forces moved in from the north, east and west and created a pocket of territory that became indefensible toward the end of June. Now those Russian forces are in a position to attempt a similar maneuver on other Ukrainian-held cities...
  • Ukrainians work hard for the future no matter what!

    07/03/2022 2:09:36 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    Ukraine UA ^ | 03.07.2022 | Staff
    In this field, farmers prepare agricultural products for poultry and livestock while global food security is in danger. The Russian missiles damage and destroy farms, warehouses, and oil depots, and the Russian troops steal grain, agriculture machinery, and equipment. Russia is weaponizing food. Ukraine tries to secure the country's export of agriculture, but the whole world needs to act in unity to stop #RussiaHungerGames.