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  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...
  • Iranian Rial Loses 30% of its Value Overnight

    04/12/2024 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/12/2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    In the midst of all its other woes, the Islamic Republic of Iran has just suffered the worst economic collapse of its existence: the Iranian rial has lost 30% of its value overnight.
  • South Africa's Slow, Inevitable March Towards Collapse

    04/11/2024 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    For a moment, there was so much hope. 0:04 Apartheid was over. 0:05 South Africa had, for decades, essentially operated as two different nations superimposed 0:10 on the same landscape. 0:12 There was the white nation—wealthy and westernized—boasting a similar, if not higher standard of living 0:18 to that of Europe due to its similarly strong and diversified economy. 0:22 Then there was the black nation—impoverished and excluded from that wealthier white nation 0:27 by a legally enshrined system of segregation. 0:30 It felt like Europeans had just built an insular outpost in Africa—that’s to say, it felt 0:36 like...
  • Johannesburg's water crisis is the latest blow to South Africa's 'world-class city'

    04/04/2024 4:39:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    WMFE ^ | 04 01 2024 | Kate Bartlett
    JOHANNESBURG — Lungile Khoza is at her wits' end. The mother of four has been without water at her home for three weeks, the kids are dehydrated and sick, and she can't run her small hair salon so she's losing money. Khoza, 37, lives in Soweto, a sprawling township of Johannesburg, which is among the areas worst hit by a water crisis in the city. She says there are sometimes government trucks distributing water, but it often runs out before you make it to the front of the line. Then she says, the water seems to cause stomach problems for...
  • Once Africa’s world-class city, Johannesburg is decaying before residents’ eyes

    04/04/2024 4:31:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Telegraph via MSN ^ | 03 31 2024 | Peta Thornycroft
    From the outside, Johannesburg does not look like it is doing well. Roads littered with potholes. Broken traffic lights not repaired for months. Rotting rubbish in the streets. But from the inside, the scale of the problems facing the biggest city in South Africa and the richest and most industrialised in the continent is even worse. From taps regularly running dry to daily four-hour power cuts – known locally as load shedding – life for many people in Jo’burg has declined dramatically. The decline of southern suburb Forest Hills is a case in point. Previously dominated by poorer white people,...
  • Brutal justice for nine gang-rape thugs who sexually assaulted young girl in front of her mother as South African cops shoot them all dead in raid

    04/03/2024 4:30:08 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/03/2924 | Jamie Pyatt
    A police tactical firearms team in South Africa shot dead nine members of a brutal gang suspected of raping a young girl in front of her screaming mother. Swift justice was handed out when the elite unit was ordered by top brass to find the eleven men who had put their victim through such a sickening ordeal. The ruthless gang based near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, is believed to be behind a series of serious crimes including murder and armed robbery.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 3/28/2024 Newsdump Thursday Religious Draft Ruling Threatens Netanyahu Gov't, Russian Probe Says Terrorists Got Money From Ukraine, China-Philippines Exchange Warnings, Report-US Military Short On Sleep

    03/28/2024 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/28/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Anti-Israel protesters frequently interrupted a star-studded fundraising event in New York... US Central Command says four drones from Yemen were shot down... 45 are dead in South Africa an eight-year-old girl the only survivor... Rising political tensions in Israel tonight as the High Court has ruled...These moves by the Attorney General and High Court can be interpreted as moves to bring down the Netanyahu government... The International Court of Justice ruling famine has begun in Gaza and Israel must allow more humanitarian aid... At the UN Security Council Russia vetoing...panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea... Israeli airstrikes on the Aleppo...
  • [Irish] Govt to intervene in South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel

    03/26/2024 11:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2024 06:45 | Sandra Hurley, Political Reporter
    The Government is going to intervene in South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, will update the Cabinet that he has directed officials to prepare a Declaration of Intervention. If approved by the Government, this will be filed at the court in The Hague for the case against Israel under the 1948 Genocide Convention. It is not clear yet what points of law Ireland will reply upon for its intervention. …
  • Friends in Low Places? Behind South Africa's New Genocide Case Against Israel

    03/20/2024 4:33:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | 18 Mar, 2024 | Toby Dershowitz and Max Friedman
    Shortly before South Africa accused Israel in the International Court of Justice of committing genocide in its post-Oct. 7 counteroffensive against Hamas, the South African ruling party, the African National Congress, suddenly resolved its longstanding and crippling debt issues. The court action in December – committing tens of millions of dollars to accuse a nation thousands of miles from South Africa’s borders – appeared less an act of probity than one of cynical collaboration with one of Israel’s fiercest enemies: Iran. Israel has forcefully denied the South African allegations, asserting that it is acting to defend itself and is “fighting...
  • Russia wants to topple dollar dominance, but it isn't even able to deliver oil to India with alternative currencies

    12/27/2023 12:10:44 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    MSN-Insider ^ | 12-27 | Huileng Tan
    Moscow has been on a drive to replace the use of the US dollar in international trade, but there are barrels of Russian oil stuck at sea due to issues with paying in alternative currencies. Shipments of Russian Sokol grade crude oil to state-owned Indian Oil Corp, or IOC, have been delayed by payment issues, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The seller is the state-owned Russian oil company Rosneft. The problem arose because Rosneft unit selling the oil hasn't been able to open a bank account in the United Arab Emirates to receive payments...
  • Black New Yorkers already clashing over who should get reparations as state panel starts

    03/10/2024 8:42:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/10/24 | Carl Campanile
    A New York commission that will recommend whether to give reparations for slavery and discrimination to black residents hasn’t even met yet - but it’s already sparked a rift among black New Yorkers over who should be eligible for payouts. **SNIP** Bertha Lewis, head of the Brooklyn-based Black Institute, told The Post that reparations must be considered for all black residents, because they have suffered from decades of systemic racism resulting from slavery - even if they are not direct descendants of slaves. “That’s a false narrative,” Lewis said. “I don’t give a f**k what California did.” “You can’t just...
  • Killing the Boer, American Style

    03/04/2024 6:44:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4 Mar, 2024 | Todd Gregory and Erik Gregory
    The Left is in thrall to plantation nostalgia, with an unambiguous urge to subjugate a disfavored demographic who are to be racially ostracized and mercilessly scapegoated for sins they did not commit. “Kill the Boer” is a wildly popular practice in majority Black South Africa. Decades ago, despite the unfairness of apartheid, South Africa was by many measures the most materially prosperous and safest nation on the African continent. However, since decolonization, South Africa has deteriorated by every metric imaginable, with rampant criminality, economic stagnation, dwindling life expectancy, and floor-to-ceiling political corruption. The same story largely defines the rest of...
  • Crime is destroying South Africa

    03/01/2024 5:25:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Mar, 2024 | David Cavall
    What would you say about a country that in 2023 saw 75 murders and 153 rapes every day for a grand total of 55,000 rapes and 27,375 murders in one year? I should add that authorities say that many of these crimes go unreported, so those figures are undoubtedly higher. With that said, I think it would be fair to describe this country as a literal hell on earth. This country is South Africa, once called the jewel of the African continent. White farmers and other Whites are getting beaten, raped, and murdered there on an almost daily basis. Too...
  • Jerusalem welcomes opening of world's first Indigenous Embassy

    02/25/2024 7:05:58 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 24/2/24 | Ilse Strauss
    “I want to apologize to the people of Israel for the horrible thing the South African government did. We are sorry.” Regent Xami Thomas, leader of the Khoi Kingdom of Southern Africa, delivered this message to a packed audience at the Friends of Zion Museum (FOZ) in the heart of Jerusalem on the night of February 1. The crowd cheered their approval. This was, after all, words of support from the citizens of the nation that had dragged Israel to the International Court of Justice on accusations of genocide. Thomas was not done, though. “The government does not represent all...
  • Vanity: Candidate in South Africa for Prime Minister Calls for White Genocide

    02/07/2024 10:44:29 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    Julius Malema has repeatedly called for the genocide of the 4 million Whites living in South Africa. Malema could very possibly be elected as Prime Minister in a few months. Zero international outrage.
  • ‘Trump and Modi Have Profound Mutual Respect, Agree on China and Terror’: Advisor to Ex-US President

    02/02/2024 6:47:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 03, 2024 | Prashant Jha
    Kash Patel an Indian-American whose parents trace their roots to Gujarat and migrated to the US from East Africa during Idi Amin’s rule in Uganda Washington: Kash Patel is a senior advisor to former US President Donald J Trump, the most likely nominee for the Republican ticket for presidential elections this year. Patel served in senior positions in the National Security Council and other government agencies and eventually became the chief of staff to the Department of Defence during the Trump presidency. He also travelled with Trump to India in 2020. An Indian-American whose parents trace their roots to Gujarat...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and more reaffirm intent to join BRICS - S. Africa

    01/31/2024 8:36:33 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/31/2024
    Five of the six countries invited to join the BRICS bloc of developing nations from Jan. 1 have confirmed they are joining, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Iran and Egypt, South African foreign minister Naledi Pandor said on Wednesday.
  • Uganda disowns its dissenting judge in court ruling on Israel genocide claim

    01/30/2024 7:40:01 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1/28/2024 | Reuters and ToI Staff
    Judge Sebutinde, in her dissent, argued that “South Africa has not demonstrated, even on a prima facie basis, that the acts allegedly committed by Israel and of which the Applicant complains, were committed with the necessary genocidal intent, and that as a result, they are capable of falling within the scope of the Genocide Convention.” She added that “the Applicant has not demonstrated that the rights it asserts and for which it seeks protection through the indication of provisional measures are plausible under the Genocide Convention.” Sebutinde said the failure of states to reach a political solution to conflicts “may...
  • Putin, Xi, and Guterres Set To Attend Virtual Parley on Israel-Hamas War

    11/21/2023 12:54:49 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    CAPE TOWN — Presidents Putin and XI and other leaders from the Brics bloc of developing countries will hold a virtual meeting on the Israel-Hamas war on Tuesday, with Secretary General Guterres also participating. The leaders of fellow Brics members Brazil, India, and South Africa, as well as of Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates, which are set to join the bloc in January, will also take part, according to the office of President Ramaphosa of South Africa. Mr. Ramaphosa will chair the “extraordinary meeting” because of South Africa’s position as current chair of Brics,...
  • Top Ally Ditches Russian Weapons in Latest Blow to Putin's Arms Sales

    01/29/2024 4:56:25 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/29/2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    India has signaled it will distance itself from Russian weapons, threatening further Russia's role as a major global arms supplier amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. The development was reported by Reuters on Monday, citing four government sources, including a recently retired senior security official, who all spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive subject. The sources said India is gradually pivoting away from Russia and shifting toward the West for its arms supplies. Russia is the second-largest global arms exporter behind the United States. Over the last two decades, Russia supplied India with 65 percent of its...