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  • Russo-Ukrainian War: The Deluge [The latest from Big Serge]

    03/03/2024 7:53:26 PM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 7 replies
    Substack ^ | 3/1/24 | Big Serge
    As the calendar barrels into another year and we tick away the days of February, notable anniversaries are marked off in sequence. It is now 2/22/2022 +2: two years since Putin’s address on the historic status of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, followed on 2/24/2022 by the commencement of the Special Military Operation and the spectacular resumption of history. The nature of the war changed dramatically after a kinetic and mobile opening phase. With the collapse of the negotiation process (whether thanks to Boris Johnson or not), it became clear that the only way out of the conflict would be...
  • Hamas delegation meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister - report

    03/03/2024 10:53:44 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/1/24 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    The Hamas delegation met with the Special Envoy of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, at the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday, the terror organization stated on its Telegram channel. Hamas’s delegation included members of the political arm of the terror organization including Mousa Abu Marzouk and Hossam Badran. “The movement’s delegation thanked the Russian Federation for their positions in support of the Palestinian people, and for hosting the Palestinian meetings.” Hamas stated on its Telegram channel.
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Deep Burns Of The Deep State, Smearing China Update, "Deep State" Leaked To Catherine Herridge, "One Man Insurrection", Action On Russian, Yemeni Fronts

    03/02/2024 10:16:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/2/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Join Me In Supporting "Free Republic"... Globalists: A world economic system dominated by the United States Donald Trump: The United States dominating the world's economic system It's time for a Middle East Update lets "Rock The Casbah"... The end game in the Middle East I don't think Netanyahu or anybody else gives a rip about Palestinians or for that matter Jews who live in Judea and Samaria the so-called "West Bank"... Lets go to history and the self-immolations linked to "Deep State" coups... The Smear China Update... The smearing of China to win control of the world economy as in...
  • Civil Unrest Spreads Across Russia; Explosions Near The Crimean Bridge | Welcome Back To Day 738 Of The News!

    03/02/2024 7:35:11 PM PST · by · 66 replies ^ | The Enforcer
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  • Scientists believe they've found untapped helium reserves

    03/02/2023 7:29:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | MARCH 1, 2023 / 11:50 AM | By Daniel J. Graeber
    March 1 (UPI) -- The amount of helium in underground geological formations could satisfy thousands of years of global demand, researchers said in an article published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Like other essential commodities, there are supply-side concerns for helium as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year. Sanctions and other restrictions mean supplies from Russia's Amur plant, expected to satisfy about 35% of global demand, are no longer available. Researchers from Oxford University, Durham University and the University of Toronto estimate helium is a $6 billion market. The element is used in everything from fiber optics...
  • Hamas proposes Russia as main mediator in Gaza genocide ceasefire

    03/02/2024 6:43:15 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 16 replies
    Al Mayadeen ^ | 3/2/2024 | Staff
    During an interview with Sputnik, Hamas political bureau deputy head Moussa Abu Marzouk stated that the Palestinian Resistance suggested that Russia become involved in resolving the war on Gaza in counterbalance to the US and “Israel”. "We want Russia to be the main actor in counterbalance to the US and Israel. We call for it and we propose that Russia be backed by a number of countries which support it in this. And we will seek to achieve this goal to find balance in the issue," Marzouk said. -snip- This comes as a three-day inter-Palestinian gathering, initiated by Russia to...
  • Raskin: ‘Trump Will Have His Comeuppance’ for Leading an Assault on the Peaceful Transfer of Power

    06/14/2022 5:35:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/14/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that former President Donald Trump will face justice for being the “motor behind” the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Anchor Joy Reid said, “Can you prosecute anyone below Donald Trump for seditious conspiracy and leave him out, and if he were prosecuted, how would that even work constitutionally, and how would that play out?”
  • Senate GOP suggests Biden Fed nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin used government ties to help financial tech firm

    02/04/2022 10:33:55 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | FEB 3 2022
    Senate Republicans suggested Thursday that Sarah Bloom Raskin — President Joe Biden’s nominee for the top bank supervisory post at the Federal Reserve — used her status as a former government official in 2017 to help a company whose board she sat on get special access to the Fed’s payments system. Raskin repeatedly refused to answer questions from Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis about whether she called the Kansas City Regional Federal Reserve on behalf of that company, Reserve Trust, after joining its board. Lummis said Raskin, who spoke before the Senate Banking Committee, did make such a call.[scrolling to the...
  • NATO needs to pull its soldiers from Ukraine

    03/02/2024 10:19:04 AM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 33 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 3/1/24 | Stephen Bryen
    If NATO is so much against sending troops to Ukraine, why doesn’t NATO demand that the soldiers already there be sent home? On Monday, February 26, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany would not provide its Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine because doing so would require German troops to be sent there to operate them, just as the British are operating the Storm Shadow air-launched cruise missiles. The British cried foul and accused Scholz of a “flagrant abuse of intelligence” – meaning that Scholz confirmed what everyone already knows, that NATO officers and trained personnel are in Ukraine...
  • Blackwater Founder Erik Prince on Ukraine, ” We Need to Bring That War to a Close – An Ugly Peace is Better than Whatever Their idea of an Ideal War Is”

    03/02/2024 8:53:15 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-2-24 | Jim Hoft
    Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, joined Patrick Bet David recently. Prince described what he sees as the best solution for Ukraine – an ugly peace. Prince is a former US Navy SEAL officer and well-respected military strategist. Erik Prince: “We need to bring that war to a close because all Ukraine is doing right now is destroying itself demographically. They’re chewing up the next generation of manpower that they really can’t really replace right now. They don’t have enough manpower. The Western defense base is pathetic. And you’re not going to out-conventional war the Russian Bear. And I would...
  • Hamas delegation meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister - report

    03/02/2024 5:32:25 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/2/2024 | Staff
    The Hamas delegation met with the Special Envoy of the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, at the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday, the terror organization stated on its Telegram channel. Hamas’s delegation included members of the political arm of the terror organization including Mousa Abu Marzouk and Hossam Badran. “The movement’s delegation thanked the Russian Federation for their positions in support of the Palestinian people, and for hosting the Palestinian meetings.” Hamas stated on its Telegram channel. The terror organization stated that the Hamas delegation briefed FM Bogdanov on the “course of the Al-Aqsa Flood battle”...
  • Ukraine Gets Defense Boost from Israel

    02/28/2024 10:54:14 AM PST · by USA-FRANCE · 41 replies
    Comparing Russia's actions in Ukraine to the militant Hamas group's attacks on Israel on October 7, Erdan said his country knows "exactly how it feels to be aggressively invaded, (and) to have our towns and cities attacked" as he took aim at the "paralyzed" UN for not condemning the massacre that preceded the war in Gaza.
  • Palestinian factions making progress on political unity, Russian minister says

    03/01/2024 2:46:56 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 8 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 3/1/2024 | Patrick Wintour
    Palestinian factions including Hamas and Fatah have made progress in establishing political unity after talks in Moscow, the Russian foreign minister has said. Addressing a diplomatic conference in Turkey, Sergei Lavrov said Hamas had agreed in writing for the first time to respect the platform of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) -snip- Addressing the same event, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said the whole world had failed the Palestinian people and that Turkey was prepared to act as a guarantor of peace in Palestine – an offer that suggests he is prepared to provide peacekeeping forces in Gaza, something...
  • Putin’s vision for Russia’s next 6 years: Keep fighting, quit drinking, have babies

    03/01/2024 12:18:07 PM PST · by Kazan · 152 replies
    Politico ^ | FEBRUARY 29, 2024 | BY EVA HARTOG AND DENIS LEVEN
    The Kremlin promised entertainment.Western analysts feared Vladimir Putin would declare another war.But the Russian president’s more than two-hour-long address on Thursday delivered on neither expectation, though Putin presented Russians with a vision of the future that alternated between nuclear saber-rattling and grand social promises. ###Putin, who cut a relaxed figure, also called for the safeguarding of “traditional family values.”“We see what is happening in some countries where moral norms and family institutions are deliberately being destroyed, pushing entire peoples to extinction and degeneration,” he said. “We choose life.”
  • Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

    03/01/2024 11:42:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2024 | BY DAVID KLEPPER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security. The campaign seems crafted to stoke outrage and polarization before the 2024 election for the White House, and experts who study Russian disinformation say Americans can expect more to come as Putin looks to weaken support for Ukraine and cut off a vital supply of aid. In social media posts, online videos and stories on websites, these...
  • Russia Struggles to Build New Planes Amid Sanctions

    03/01/2024 10:10:12 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 1, 2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    Deliveries of all-new Russian aircraft have been delayed by two years due to safety concerns ... The publication said that, for example, the weight of the new MS-21 passenger aircraft has increased by 5.75 tons, compared to the previous version, which used foreign components and Western engines. This means its flight range and altitude have been significantly reduced. One of Kommersant's sources said that, if Russia is unable to reduce the weight of the aircraft, it will be impossible for authorities to make the plane achieve the desired performance characteristics. "It's impossible to increase engine thrust by 20 percent," the...
  • Russia Calls on Palestinians to Unite at Moscow Talks

    03/01/2024 9:21:22 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/29/2024 | Reuters
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged Palestinian groups holding talks in Moscow about the formation of a unified government to set aside their differences and unite for the sake of the Palestinian people. -snip- "Jesus Christ was born in Palestine. One of his sayings is: 'A house divided against itself will not stand.' Christ is honoured by both Muslims and Christians. I think that quote reflects the challenge of restoring Palestinian unity. "It does not depend on anyone but the Palestinians themselves." Lavrov said the Russian foreign ministry and Russian Middle East specialists were on hand to help...
  • How many of our tax dollars have gone up his nose? (Ukraine President Zelensky Interview With MSNBC)

    03/01/2024 9:16:41 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 23 replies
    X ^ | 2-25-2024 | Still Boneless
    How many of our tax dollars have gone up his nose?
  • Russia's Putin Hints at Higher Taxes for the Rich

    03/01/2024 4:15:23 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 30 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/29/2024 | Reuters
    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hinted at higher taxes for wealthy individuals and companies, saying that a fairer distribution of the tax burden was needed as he urged Russian businessmen to invest in Russia. "I propose thinking about approaches to modernising our fiscal system, to a fairer distribution of the tax burden towards those with higher personal and corporate incomes," Putin said in a speech to lawmakers and other members of Russia's elite. "Conversely, lowering the tax burden on families through deductions is needed, stimulating businesses that invest funds in development, in the implementation of infrastructure and social projects." Putin...
  • Tucker Carlson Throws Putin Under the Bus

    02/29/2024 2:25:46 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 100 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/29/2024 | Kaitlin Lewis
    Tucker Carlson bashed Russian President Vladimir Putin's justification for invading Ukraine, claiming that the "denazification" of the country was "one of the dumbest things I'd ever heard." -snip- Carlson also described his first impression of Putin as someone who "seemed nervous," telling Fridman that the Russian president "went into [the interview] like an over-prepared student." Fridman specifically asked Carlson for his opinion on Putin's justification for continuing the war in Ukraine, which in part is to achieve the "denazification" of the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is Jewish, has repeatedly dismissed the Kremlin's claims that Kyiv's government is openly...