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JUST ASKING... ANYTHING UP WITH BIDEN'S NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE DEAL?

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Did President Biden remove the sanctions from the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline and its key executives in return for Russia's help with the Russian hackers that helped to cripple the Colonial pipeline? And was this a pre-planned attack with Russian foreknowledge?

Given the weakness of the Biden Administration and the closeness of Obamacons with Russians (Uranium One comes immediately to mind), I can’t help but consider the possibility of a staged deal.

May 6, 2021 – Start Hack

“Colonial Pipeline was hit with a ransomware attack. Bloomberg reported the hackers began their hack on May 6 by stealing about 100 gigabytes of data in a double extortion scheme that holds the data hostage and threatens to leak it. The company shut some of its operations after discovering malicious software in order to prevent it from spreading.” 

May 7, 2021 – Shutdown

“Colonial closed its operations on May 7, when a ransomware infection was found on its computer systems. The shutdown affected the supply of gas in parts of the East Coast, with some people waiting an hour or more at filling stations or not finding gas at all. State and federal officials had warned against hoarding and panic buying that could exacerbate the problem.”

May 7, 2021 – Ransom

“It was reported that within hours after the attack the company paid a ransom of nearly 75 Bitcoins (approximately $5 million) to the hackers in exchange for a decryption tool which proved so slow that Colonial's own backups were used to bring the system back online.”

May 12, 2021—Full Restart

“Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom to hackers after the company fell victim to a sweeping cyberattack, one source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNBC. A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to NBC News that Colonial paid nearly $5 million as a ransom to the cybercriminals.” “ The restart of pipeline operations began at 5 p.m. on May 12, ending a six-day shutdown, although Colonial Pipeline Company warned that it could take several more days for service to return to normal.”

May 14, 2021 – Hacker’s Attacked

“As of May 14, the group appeared to have disbanded, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported Darkside had told associates that it had lost access to the infrastructure it needs for its activities. The group said law enforcement actions had prompted its decision, according to the paper.”

May 20, 2021 – Payoff?

“The Biden administration has waived sanctions on a company building a controversial gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. The US also lifted sanctions on the executive - an ally of Russia's Vladimir Putin - who leads the firm behind the Nord Stream 2 project. The move came in a report on Russian sanctions delivered to Congress by the Department of State.”

Bottom line…

It’s a bitch when you can’t trust your government.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ANOTHER ACADEMIC SCHMUCK WRITES AN EDITORIAL

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Another pointy-head academic, who happens to be Jewish, appears to have his head up his ass when he argues that Israel’s Iron Dome system helps to perpetuate the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Does this stupid schmuck not understand reality? Is he asking for Israel to take more civilian casualties to see if Israel can be forced to negotiate with terrorists?

(1)  The purpose of a terror campaign is to force afflicted civilians to negate military force to effect a solution favorable to a hostile enemy.

Vladimir Lenin once famously said that "the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize."

Although terrorism employs violent means, and often uses military weaponry to execute attacks and massacres - the objective of a terrorist act isn't military victory. In fact, military forces are almost never the target of terrorist attacks. The objective of a terrorist attack is political reaction. The strategy behind such attacks is for them to be the catalyst, direct or indirect, for political change that weakens the enemy.

In classic political/strategic theory, the purpose of terrorism is to create a political psychology of fear and anger that persuades a government to undertake repressive and violent activities against its own populace, gradually losing their support, and eventually causing its own demise. Like a mite irritating a scorpion enough to persuade it to sting itself to death - the real weapon of terrorists isn't their bombs and guns - it is the the reactions they provoke. The harsher, more violent, brutal, and unreasonable those reactions are - the more successful the terrorist campaign becomes.

In essence terrorism is a form of political/military ju-jitsu - using a larger and more powerful opponent's strengths to weaken and defeat them. It allows a small group of ruthless individuals to disrupt and potentially destabilize a much more powerful state or society. History shows that despite the distaste and moral outrage that "civilized" society has always voiced for such tactics - they can be quite effective. <Source>

(2)  Hamas is a terrorist organization that controls Gaza. A portion of their charter is to reject all negotiated peace settlements and destroy the State of Israel.

The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, HAMAS, was issued on August 18, 1988.

The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: 'O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him." (Article 7)

The exclusive Moslem nature of the area:

"The land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf [Holy Possession] consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day. No one can renounce it or any part, or abandon it or any part of it." (Article 11)

"Palestine is an Islamic land... Since this is the case, the Liberation of Palestine is an individual duty for every Moslem wherever he may be." (Article 13)

Rejection of a negotiated peace settlement:

"[Peace] initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement... Those conferences are no more than a means to appoint the infidels as arbitrators in the lands of Islam... There is no solution for the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility." (Article 13)

The call to jihad:

"The day the enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In the face of the Jews' usurpation, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised." (Article 15)

"Ranks will close, fighters joining other fighters, and masses everywhere in the Islamic world will come forward in response to the call of duty, loudly proclaiming: 'Hail to Jihad!'. This cry will reach the heavens and will go on being resounded until liberation is achieved, the invaders vanquished and Allah's victory comes about." (Article 33)

[OCS: This makes a mockery of CAIR’s (Council on American-Islamic Relations) assertion that “Jihad” does not mean ‘holy war.’ Literally, jihad means to “struggle,” strive and exert effort. It is a central and broad Islamic concept that includes struggle against evil inclinations within oneself, struggle to improve the quality of life in society, struggle in the battlefield for self-defense (e.g., – having a standing army for national defense), or fighting against tyranny or oppression.” <Source>]

(3)  There is no other way to bring peace to the area than to (a) engage in some form of détente; (b) kill the malignant Hamas cockroaches that pervert their religion; (c) surrender Israel, unlikely give Israel is a nuclear state willing to fight for its existence; or (d) reform Quran and Islam, unlikely because the Quran is the literal word of Allah and is not subject to change.

So why is this schmuck complaining about Iron Dome?

Yagil Levy is a professor of public policy and political sociology at the Open University of Israel. 

Israel’s Iron Dome defense system protects Israeli lives. It also perpetuates the Israel-Gaza conflict.

By Yagil Levy

Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza and other militias, has fired more than 1,700 rockets into Israel since Monday, in response to the threat of eviction of Palestinian residents in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and violence in the al-Aqsa Mosque.

[OCS: Clearly, Levy does not understand the use of pretext in politics.

It is not about the rock-throwing at Israeli security forces from the al-Aqsa Mosque, which is under the control of the Muslims through the Islamic waqf trust, which is independent of the Israeli government and administered by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Muhammad Ahmad Hussein is the head imam and manager of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

It is not about the eviction after a 50-year court battle of four homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area.

It is about the struggle and popularity contest between Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is up for the first election in 16-years, an election Abbas, once again, postponed and is most likely to lose to Hamas. Abbas is in the 16th year of his original 4-year term.

And, most certainly, it is about Iran-funded and directed proxy, Hamas. Iran needs to keep both Israel and the United States off-balance to prevent an Israeli strike (with agreement and cooperation of its Arab neighbors) on Iran’s nuclear facilities. At the same time, Iran takes advantage of an addled President Joe Biden and his Obamacon puppet-masters.]

The Israeli-made and U.S.-funded anti-rocket “Iron Dome” intercept system claims to have stopped about 90 percent of these missiles.

Israel has responded with a massive air campaign against Gaza reminiscent of the wars in 2009 and 2014. This cycle of conflict suggests that the success of Iron Dome may have the perverse consequence of helping to perpetuate the Gaza-Israel conflict.

[OCS: The only thing perpetuating this conflict are the terrorists that control the region, many of whom are billionaires and live in mansions while the majority of their fellow Arabs struggle for daily subsistence. Consider the Knesset Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu’s observation, "if the Arabs lay down their arms there will be no more war, but if Israel lays down its weapons there would be no more Israel."]

When President Barack Obama granted $225 million to Israel in 2014 to help fund the Iron Dome, the White House press secretary declared that the “United States is proud that the Iron Dome system … has saved countless Israeli lives.” But the unintended consequences of this protective system complicate the story — by reducing the expected costs of bombing Gaza, Iron Dome allows Israel to act with less concern for civilian casualties, and gives Israel less incentive to find a political solution to its conflict with Gaza.

[OCS: This is a slanderous lie. No nation has struggled mightily to keep civilians from becoming casualties even when used as human shields. The terrorists co-locate their rocket-firing launchers next to hospitals, schools, mosques, and residential areas. It is not unknown that dead Hamas soldiers are dressed as civilians and posed in the wreckage to give corrupt journalists a phony photo-op. (Like those carried by the Associated Press and other international wire services. ]

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I find it morally repugnant that anyone would mischaracterize terrorist aggressors and bemoan the fact that a besieged nation has an effective self-defense system against random rocket attacks on its civilian population.

Bottom line…

This is pure propaganda, and I call bullshit. Have you ever noticed that most mainstream news stories are not about Palestinian aggression or actual war crimes but about Israel's reaction to being attacked and defending itself?

We are so screwed when we are told self-defense complicates the peace process. Let the aggressors put down their weapons.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



JUST THINKING OUT LOUD...

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Is it possible that the progressive communist democrats are trying to criminally prosecute former President Donald Trump to create a lever to nullify potential criminal charges against high-ranking Clintonistas and Obamacons that may be named or indicted in Special Counsel John Durham’s report?

Surely, there are those in the Democrat Party who know what direction the Durham probe may be taking, if from nothing other than who has been interviewed, especially lower-level subordinates to senior officials.

It seems odd that Donald Trump and the Trump Organization, a complex web of corporate entities acting on the advice of legal and accounting specialists, could withstand years of intense scrutiny without producing some form of damaging charges-- that, despite the full weight of the government resources, including unlimited time, a cadre of highly-trained agents, advisors, and specialists, and tens of millions of dollars. And, all of sudden, another criminal investigation.

It also seems odd that an elected official such as a State Attorney General could openly campaign on investigating an individual before assuming office or having access to case details. Mounting a communist-style fishing expedition similar to those conducted by Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror. Beria often bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent. Boasting to Stalin, “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.”

Leticia James – 2018 Campaign

In her own words, "I am running for attorney general because I will never be afraid to challenge this illegitimate president."

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Fighting Corruption No Matter Where it Lies

With the election of Donald Trump as President, we have seen what it looks like when shameless public corruption and “policy for sale” become a central part of the governing philosophy.

Unfortunately, we don’t have to look all the way to Washington to find a culture of corruption. New York is one of the most politically corrupt states in the nation. Over the past decade, an alarming number of elected officials have been convicted of crimes ranging from bribery to fraud to embezzlement.

As our next Attorney General, I will root out corruption no matter where it lies -- whether that be with state officials, members of the Trump Administration, or with the President himself.

As Attorney General, I will:

●  Vigorously investigate Trump businesses that appear to be engaged in illegal conduct;

●  Continue to litigate against Trump charities; and

●  Fight to close the State’s double jeopardy loophole that could result in Presidential pardons rendering members of the Trump Administration immune from prosecution in New York State. <Source>

Whatever happened to a key tenet of American jurisprudence: that a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of competent jurisdiction, requiring a prosecutor to prove their case against a defendant beyond a reasonable doubt?

If nothing else, we are seeing an abuse of power extending beyond prosecutorial discretion to politically motivated collusion and conspiracy to politically damage a person of influence who may stand, once again, for election to high office. One could make a prima facie case for this assertion by pointing to the criminality of Obama-era scandals and the prosecutor’s treatment of high elected officials, such as Hillary Clinton, and corrupt organizations such as the Clinton Foundation.

New York State Attorney General, Letitia James…

The New York state attorney general's office has widened its probe into the Trump Organization to include an examination of potential criminal wrongdoing, according to the office's spokesman.

Previously, the office was investigating former President Donald Trump's namesake company in a solely civil matter with New York Attorney General Letitia James focusing on whether the company improperly valued its assets for loan and tax purposes. However, now the state's investigation has entered "a criminal capacity," spokesman Fabien Levy confirmed to NPR late Tuesday.

"We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature," Levy said in a statement. "We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. <Source>

Manhattan’s district attorney, Cyrus Vance…

Vance has been sifting through Trump’s pre-presidency business dealings for more than two years. His office has said in court filings it is investigating the Trump Organization because of public reports of “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct,” including tax and insurance fraud and falsification of business records.

[OCS: Reports primarily from the convicted liar anf felon, Michael Cohen, who continues to perjure himself in court proceedings.]

According to the New York Times, Vance has been actively seeking to co-opt Trump’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. Weisselberg’s bank statements had been subpoenaed with records from the private school in Manhattan attended by his grandchildren, the paper said.

[OCS: Co-opt? You mean coerse, extort, and blackmail?]

Vance’s investigation began after it emerged that Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen paid hush money to silence two women in the months before the 2016 US presidential election. Both said they had had affairs with Trump. <Source>

[OCS: Using corporate funds and a non-disclosure agreements to hide settlements is not a crime.]

Coercive tactics…

Ex-Trump Organization exec thinks CFO Allen Weisselberg has already flipped on the president because he is facing TWO criminal tax probes and 'wants to protect his children'

  • Former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res believes top Trump lieutenant Allen Weisselberg has flipped on the former president She said Weisselberg would be concerned about implications for his son 
  • Barry Weisselberg managed skating rings for the Trump Organization and Allen paid for his grandkids pricy private school on Upper East Side
  • Prosecutors looking to see if those tuition payments were tax fraud 
  • The NY State Attorney General's office has opened a criminal investigation
  • Weisselberg is the longtime CFO at The Trump Organization, based in NYC
  • Sources say probe will increase pressure on Weisselberg to 'flip' against Trump
  • On Tuesday, the New York Attorney General's office released a statement saying its civil investigation into Donald Trump had become a criminal probe
  • Trump responded to news that the investigation into the Trump Organization was criminal in a scathing post, attacking New York Attorney Letitia James 
    Weisselberg has not been accused of any crimes <Source>

Bottom line…

Our country is crumbling, being destroyed from within by a cadre of corrupt and malignant progressive communist democrats. The Democrats of my father’s era would today be conservative Republicans.

What can you make of a political party that nominated a communist (Obama), a corrupt communist (Clinton), and a barely-functioning useful idiot (Biden) controlled by communists?

This is an assault on our nation by hostile sovereign powers, China and Russia, with the long-standing embedded traitors from Russia. Both taking advantage of favorable political circumstances in the United States to grow and extend their power and influence.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



THE DISLOYAL VOTE WITH THE DISHONEST

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Do you really believe that the same people who told you Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death by a fire extinguisher when they had the body showing no physical injuries or refused to name the black Capitol Policeman who shot and killed an unarmed white trespasser will fairly investigate the so-called Trump insurrection?

The very same people who ordered the politically corrupt FBI to fan out across the United States to arrest other trespassers – many of whom, according to video the Democrats refuse to release to the public, were peaceful and invited into the Capitol complex by the police.

The very same people who remain strangely silent about a militant Antifa/Black Lives Matter agitator dressed in MAGA gear standing next to Ashli Babbitt when she was shot and killed.

And, the very people who are treating “innocent until proven guilty” Americans as hardened terrorists, keeping many of them held in unconscionable conditions, including solitary confinement, to coerce confessions or guilty pleas. This is un-American, but so is the modern Democrat Party since former President Barack Obama.

Here are the despicable 35 House Republicans who defied House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and voted for H. R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act.

  • Tom Rice (R-SC)
  • Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
  • Cliff Bentz (R-OR)
  • Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Peter Meijer (R-MI)
  • Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
  • John Katko (R-NY)
  • Dusty Johnson (R-SD)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
  • Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
  • Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
  • Chris Jacobs (R-NY)
  • Steve Womack (R-AR)
  • Stephanie Bice (R-OK)
  • Andrew Garbarino (R-NY)
  • Liz Cheney (R-WY)
  • David Valadao (R-CA)
  • Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Fred Upton (R-MI)
  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA)
  • Rodney Davis (R-IL)
  • Don Bacon (R-NE)
  • Van Taylor (R-TX)
  • Tony Gonzalez (R-TX)
  • Mike Simpson (R-ID)
  • Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL)
  • John Curtis (R-UT)
  • Michael Guest (R-MS)
  • French Hill (R-AR)
  • David Joyce (R-OH)
  • David McKinley (R-WV)
  • Barry Moore (R-AL)
  • Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN)
  • Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  • Carlos Giminez (R-FL)

The vote was 252-175, with all 217 Democrats in favor of the measure and 35 Republicans joining.

While the progressive communist democrats march in lockstep and politically punish those who defy the Democrat leadership, certain GOP members hop the aisle to help advance the Democrat’s communist agenda. In many cases appearing to be Democrats infiltrating the GOP with financial and voter assistance from Democrat operatives and malignant billionaires.

If it wasn’t Congress…

If it weren’t for the perverted rules we saw in the two fake House impeachment attempts, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would be fact witnesses and forced to testify under oath – without congressional immunity from perjury.

The big why?

This is the Democrat's 2022 midterm election campaign at public expense and with full mainstream media participation. Note their characterization of the January 6th event as an insurrection or domestic terrorist attack. Funny, nobody in the capitol complex was armed and the two that were packing were not directly associated with the event.

What better way to tie up opposition candidates just before an election, investigate any social media posters as "influencers," scare off potential large donors with subpoenas for conservative organizations and their donors, and use the intelligence agencies to spy on Americans?  Every day, day-after-day, we will be seeing leaked reports and headlines until the campaign.

This is a continuation of the fascistic abuse of power we saw in the two phony impeachment hoaxes.

Bottom line…

Insurrectionists, my ass! Most “trespassers” acting like selfie-taking lookie-loos wandering about aimlessly. It’s all about deflecting attention from Biden’s disastrous domestic and foreign policies and the slide over the edge of the abyss. Secondarily, it’s about Donald Trump – dirtying up his support for candidates in the 2022 midterm elections and thwarting a presidential run in 2024.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DEMOCRATS FOR TERRORISTS

I find it hysterical and beyond imagination that a weak, addled, pitiful cretin like President Joe Biden would dare demand Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a proven tough, resolute, leader of his country, voluntarily make his country more vulnerable to terrorist attack. If anything the messaging is coming from the anti-Israel Obamacons. 

For those who believe that America’s military aid to Israel is a significant cudgel, consider that these aid packages are little more than corporate welfare programs to American defense contractors as up to 75-percent of defense spending must be spent with American defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and hundreds of other prime contractors and subcontractors.   

There was no “real readout," just a pathetic White House statement of expectations…

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BRIEFING ROOM

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

MAY 19, 2021 • STATEMENTS AND RELEASES

President Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today. The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by regional governments and the United States. The President conveyed to the Prime Minister that he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire. <Source>

Netanyahu’s response: thanks, but no thanks…

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"I have just come from the IDF operational command center in the Kirya; it is very impressive. With every passing day we are striking at more of the terrorist organizations' capabilities, targeting more senior commanders, toppling more terrorist buildings and hitting more weaponry stockpiles.

Just as I told the ambassadors here today, this is the natural right of Israel. I very much appreciate the support of these governments, and I especially appreciate the support of our friend US President Joe Biden, for the State of Israel's right to self-defense.

I am determined to continue this operation until its objective is achieved: to restore quiet and security to you, citizens of Israel." <Source>

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is pursuing “forceful deterrence” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers and does not rule out a further escalation. Meeting with foreign ambassadors on Wednesday, he said “you can either conquer them, and that’s always an open possibility, or you can deter them.” “We are engaged right now in forceful deterrence, but I have to say, we don’t rule out anything.” <Source>

Ben Shapiro, co-founder of the conservative Daily Wire…

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Even the Arabs are wary of the so-called Palestinians…

Saudi blogger Mohammed al-Qahtani wrote:

"To all those in Israel who are listening to our voice: We call for transferring the custodianship over Al-Aqsa Mosque from Jordan to the State of Israel so that the despicable assault on the Saudi citizen, Mohammed Saud, will not recur."

This is an extraordinary statement from a Saudi writer, and would have been totally unthinkable just a few years ago. A Saudi national is saying that he prefers to see an Islamic holy site under Israeli custodianship (rather than Jordanian custodianship) because only then will Muslims feel safe to visit their mosque.

Other Saudis seem extremely unhappy with the Palestinians' relations with Iran. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two terror groups controlling the Gaza Strip, receive financial and military aid from Iran and political backing from Turkey. The Saudis and other Gulf states see Iran, not Israel, as the major threat to their stability. Because of that, these states have come closer to Israel in recent years. Israel and they have a common enemy: Iran.

Remarkably, a Saudi writer, Turki al-Hamad, did what even many Western leaders refuse to do: he dared to condemn Hamas and other Gaza-based groups for firing rockets at Israel. Al-Hamad, denounced the Palestinians for allowing themselves to serve as puppets in the hands of Turkey and Iran. Commenting on a recent barrage of rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip, he said: "Iran and Turkey are facing a crisis [an apparent reference to economic and political crises in Iran and Turkey] and the Palestinians are paying the price." In other words, the Palestinians have chosen to align themselves with two countries, Iran and Turkey, that support the Muslim Brotherhood and other extremist groups such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah.

Another Saudi writer, Mohammed al-Shaikh, repeated the old-new charge in the Arab world that wherever the Palestinians go, they cause trouble.

"Palestinians bring disaster to anyone who hosts them. Jordan hosted them, and there was Black September; Lebanon hosted them, and there was a civil war there; Kuwait hosted them, and they turned into Saddam Hussein's soldiers. Now they are using their podiums to curse us."

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Power of propaganda...

The Hamas terrorists fire unguided rockets randomly at Israeli citizens, Israel suppresses the rocket fire to minimize the loss of Israeli lives and stop the bombardment -- and the Democrats blame Israel for the conflict.

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How corrupt are the Democrats?

Blocked: H.R.261 - Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2021

Democrats blocked a bid to bring the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act up for consideration in a 217-209 vote along party lines. The bill, introduced by Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., would impose sanctions on foreign entities known to have provided financial assistance to Hamas, among other measures.

"Under my bill, the United States will sanction these groups that are supporting terrorism," Mast said in a floor speech in support of the legislation. "Or if we do not pass this bill, we will not stand together to sanction these groups that are enabling this terrorism." <Source>

Every single Democrat voted against this bill -- a clear demonstration of the evil within the Democrat Party.

Pending:  H.R. 396 - Condemning the deadly and indiscriminate rocket attacks perpetrated against Israel by Hamas beginning the week of May 9, 2021, and expressing that the United States must continue to invest in and support Israel's security and sovereignty.

Bottom line…

There is no moral equivalency between Israel and the terrorists self-designating as “Palestinians.” To celebrate the deaths of innocent children as a public relations win in the international community is morally reprehensible and pure evil.

Consider the fact that Israel has struck over a thousand targets were hit with over 1,000 bombs and only 60 civilian casualties. Unprecedented compassion for the enemy in a time of war. Especially since the enemy sites their weapons next to hospitals, schools, Mosques, and residential buildings in the hope of civilian casualties that can be exploited in the media and fundraising efforts. Whereas Hamas aimed nearly 4,000 rockets indiscriminately at random civilians in a terror campaign. 

To the extent we allow radicals in the U.S. Congress like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to openly promote Palestinian propaganda and condemn Israel is precisely the degree to which the Democrats tolerate anti-Semitism and an indication that Congress has lost their way.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



DEMOCRATS WANT TO KEEP ILLEGAL ALIEN RAPISTS, KILLERS, AND CRIMINALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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In a letter to Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Tae Johnson, the Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a copy to President Biden’s Obamacon puppet-master  Susan Rice, the Director, of the Domestic Policy Council, radical communist democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 33 other progressive communist democrats pled their case for keeping illegal alien criminals and gang members in your community. To avoid discrimination, don’t you know?

We write to share our concerns with the February 18, 2021 interim enforcement memorandum issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The memorandum does not provide adequate protection for the liberty interests of recently arrived immigrants seeking humanitarian relief and further criminalizes and dehumanizes immigrants by relying on the discriminatory criminal legal system.

[OCS: First, let us not confuse lawful recently arrived immigrants with criminal illegal aliens. If the criminal system is discriminatory in the United States, how about repealing defective federal laws and replacing them with sane laws that protect Americans rather than advocate for non-Americans?]

First, the memorandum does not adequately protect the liberty interests of asylum seekers.

[OCS: Asylum seekers should remain outside of the United States, following a lawful immigration procedure, and have no “liberty interests” under the U.S. Constitution.]

Second, the memorandum presumes that any immigrant who has been convicted of an “aggravated felony” is a public safety enforcement and removal priority.

[OCS: Any illegal alien who has been convicted of an “aggravated felony” should be a removal priority. Especially those who are repeat offenders.]

Third, the memorandum invites racial profiling by presuming that an immigrant is a public safety enforcement and removal priority if they have been convicted of an offense in which an element was “active participation” in a gang or someone older than 16 who “intentionally participated” in a gang.

[OCS: Any gang member or associate convicted of an offense should be a removal priority. Gangs of illegal aliens are terrorizing their own communityes and dealing drugs to American children.]

We are in a moment of racial reckoning in this country, with communities across the country calling for an end to mass incarceration and racist policing.

[OCS: The only racial reckoning involves the increasing racialization and division of Americans by progressive communist democrats. There is no proof of pervasive racist policing based on a handful of unfortunate incidents promoted and publicized by radical democrats and their mainstream media propaganda machine. As for mass incarceration, that is the appropriate punishment for repeat offenders and the worst criminals in America. If minority criminals commit a disproportionate amount of crime that exceeds their percentage representation in the general population, that is not proof of racism – it is a reflection of reality.]

"Immigrants seeking asylum are not criminals. They have always had the right—under domestic and international law—to legally seek aid and humanitarian relief at our borders. <Source>

[OCS: Lawful immigrants are not criminals, illegal aliens who commit criminal acts are, by definition, criminals.]

Thirty-four radical progressive communists who appear to represent illegal aliens, some of them criminals and gang members, over the representation of their constituency that elected them

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Barbara Lee
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Adriano Espaillat
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Juan Vargas
  • Cori Bush
  • David Trone
  • Grace F. Napolitano
  • Grace Meng
  • Diana DeGette
  • James P. McGovern
  • Jamaal Bowman
  • Pramila Jayapal
  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Mark Takano
  • Jan Schakowsky
  • Ritchie Torres
  • Jesús G. García
  • Mark Pocan
  • Rashida Tlaib
  • Alan Lowenthal
  • Judy Chu
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Adam Smith
  • Henry C. Johnson, Jr.
  • Peter Welch
  • Nydia M. Velázquez
  • Yvette D. Clarke
  • Raúl Grijalva
  • Jason Crow
  • Sylvia R. Garcia
  • Danny K. Davis
  • Carolyn B. Maloney

Bottom line…

When are our Representatives and Senators going to represent their American constituents instead of foreign nationals with allegiance to a foreign sovereign power?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



IS DOMESTIC EXTREMISM DRIVING GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICAN INDIVIDUALS?

It has been said that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have created a self-reporting national dossier system that despotic governments could only dream about. That is, people willingly subverted their own Constitutional protections and granted access to their lives under non-governmental unilateral terms of service agreements that forced your agreement before allowing you to interact with your peers and engage in community discussions.

Now we are finding that malignant governmental interests, primarily driven by progressive communist democrats, are politicizing our country’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies without enforceable checks and balances. Like J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI, weaponizing non-public personal information to coerce government officials as well as ordinary individuals into doing their bidding. Using social media to provide probable cause for searches or arrest warrants.

Consider this bulletin which strikes at the heart of our Constitution and judicial system…

"Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to combating all forms of terrorism and targeted violence, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today that DHS has established a new Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to improve the Department’s ability to combat terrorism and targeted violence, consistent with privacy protections, civil rights, and civil liberties, and other applicable laws.<Source>"

Yeah right! If you haven’t noticed, the Obama-Biden Administration trampled the Constitution, existing laws, and made a mockery of civil rights and liberties as it engaged in domestic spying, subversion of a presidential campaign, interference with the Office of the Presidency, and other criminal acts which continued through the Trump Administration and are likely still occurring in the Biden-Harris Administration being run by the Obamacons.

The announcement…

Dhs-logoDHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin after consultation with the Intelligence Community and law enforcement partners. The NTAS Bulletin advises that the United States is facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile.  Specifically, the Bulletin details the threats posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences.

[OCS: It appears that the bloated, heavily-politicized DHS may be co-opting many of the functions of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies with fewer checks and balances and even less accountability.]

Social media and online forums are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity.  Such threats also are exacerbated by the impacts from the ongoing global pandemic.  Today’s Bulletin builds on an earlier Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in January, and provides more information on the currently heightened threat environment and how Americans can seek help.

[OCS: As we have seen, it appears that the government, under the direction of the progressive communist democrats, has concentrated its efforts on right-wing extremism to the near exclusion of left-wing extremism such as that currently playing out in Portland, Oregon and involving such left-wing extremist groups as Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Especially egregious because federal properties and personnel are under attack.]

Today’s terrorism-related threat landscape is more complex, more dynamic, and more diversified than it was several years ago. We know that providing timely and useful information to the public is critical as we all work together to secure the homeland.

[OCS: I would say more emboldened by the failure of politically-directed law enforcement to enforce existing laws. From the bottom-up where local and state authorities defy federal immigration laws -- to local politicians ordering the appropriate law enforcement authorities to stand down in the face of a riot, rebellion, or insurrection.]

With the issuance of today’s NTAS Bulletin, we are advising the public to be vigilant about ongoing threats to the United States, including those posed by domestic terrorism, grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences,” said Secretary Mayorkas.

[OCS: Translation – any threat that affects the progressive communist democrats in power while ignoring any threat which targets conservative American individuals. We have seen, time and time again, those ordinary Americans notifying the appropriate authorities of a clear and present danger being ignored. Their warnings coming to light only after a disaster or loss of life.]

“In this evolving threat environment, DHS is redoubling our efforts to detect and disrupt all forms of foreign and domestic terrorism and targeted violence, while safeguarding privacy protections, civil rights, and civil liberties.”

[OCS: Unfortunately, the process very rarely extends to prosecute and punish in any meaningful way. Especially under the progressive communist democrats who believe perpetrators to be victims of the system as much as the victims who suffered the consequences of the perpetrator’s lawlessness.]

DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will continue to provide guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial partners about the current threat environment.

DHS is collaborating with industry partners to identify and respond to the radicalization that results from the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and false narratives on social media and other online platforms.

[OCS: This should scare every freedom-loving constitutional conservative because it defines the framework of fascism using Communist China’s model of “State Capitalism,” or public-private alliance that removes accountability from government officials and bureaucrats. Orwellian censorship of thought and speech, altering definitions of words so the aggrieved cannot even describe their grievances in coherent terms.

Ask yourself, who defines disinformation? Ask yourself if several of those “right-wing conspiracy theories” were proven true and correct by sworn testimony and documentary evidence? As for false narratives, this is synonymous with government propaganda to bring about a politically-inspired action in the populace.] 

DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, DHS asks all Americans to report any suspicious activity and threats of violence to local law enforcement, FBI Field Offices, or a local Fusion Center.

[OCS: Where is the mechanism to confirm that the information was officially received, reviewed, and appropriate action has been taken. Talking to law enforcement agencies is like shouting into a deep well; the only thing you hear is your own voice.]

Since January 20, 2021, DHS has increased the development, production, and sharing of intelligence and other actionable information central to countering domestic terrorism, which now poses the most significant and immediate terrorism-related threat to the United States. 

DHS has established a new, dedicated domestic terrorism branch within the Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). Further, DHS is increasing training opportunities for law enforcement partners, including through threat assessment and management programs related to domestic violent extremism.

In February, Secretary Mayorkas designated combating domestic violent extremism as a National Priority Area for the first time in FEMA grant programs. As a result, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments are required to spend at least 7.5 percent, or a minimum of $77 million, of their DHS grant awards toward combating this threat.

The Department is committed to building trust, partnerships, and collaboration across government, civil society, and communities to combat all forms of targeted violence and terrorism.

[OCS: You cannot build trust without the rule of law. And, as for ongoing violence, Portland, Oregon is in your face, proving you are little more than part of the progressive communist democrat cadre.

As for Secretary Mayorkas, perhaps he should do his damn job and stop the illegal aliens, criminals, terrorists, and drugs pouring over our borders. We need action, not more limp-wristed bureaucracy.]

<Source> For additional information, view the entire NTAS Bulletin.

Bottom line…

The key to any monitoring program lies deeply within the definitions. What is extremism? Defying the government? Writing an opposing opinion? Stating your beliefs? 

This is more bureaucratic bullshit from the progressive communist democrats. I am still waiting for high-ranking government officials and bureaucrats to be held accountable for their past actions. Where the hell is Special Counsel John Durham and his fabled report?

Please show me the accountability before I see an authorization for even more domestic spying.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Reference Links:

Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021 ( March 1, 2021)

Oral Testimony of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas before the Senate Appropriations Committee on “Domestic Violent Extremism in America (May 12. 2021)


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



COVID-19: CAN YOU TRUST THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION?

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The damn Democrats…

There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats were following Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a crisis go to waste,” when the Democrats promoted a public panic in coordination with their propaganda partners in the mainstream media.

Screwing over ordinary Americans to ram through budget-busting legislation having nothing to do with the pandemic or actual infrastructure repair, replacement, or build-out. Legislation that is a massive wealth redistribution scheme to fund 50-years of progressive projects that could never be passed under ordinary circumstances.

Unfortunately, a paper-thin margin in Congress and an addled President following his note cards has allowed the Democrats to wreak havoc on the nation.

Exacerbated by the actions of Democrat governors who nearly destroyed their local economies with lockdowns that ended in bankruptcies and massive unemployment.

Even now, the government is incentivizing a rising tide of illegal aliens to unlawfully enter our country and to drain our dwindling healthcare, education, justice, and social welfare resources. Even now, the government is incentivizing service workers and others not to return to work by paying unemployment which exceeds an employee’s normal and customary wages.

When the fit hit the shan…

In response to this rapid decline in our economy and the growing unrest in the country, it appears that, once more, the progressives must alter course by rapidly re-opening America for business. The question of how best to do this involves lifting onerous restrictions that were preventing children from going to school, disrupting the production of goods and the accessibility of services.

So with no real change in “The Science,” the CDC has updated their guidance regarding the use of masks and social distancing.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives the “good news” at a White House Press Briefing…

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Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials - May 13, 2021 (Excerpt)

Walensky: In Israel, there was a demonstrated 97 percent vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic and 86 percent effectiveness against asymptomatic infection in over 5,000 healthcare workers. 

In the United States, vaccines were 90 percent effective against any infection in nearly 4,000 healthcare workers, and 94 percent effective against hospitalizations from COVID-19 in an evaluation across 24 hospitals in 14 states.

Additionally, we are accumulating data that our authorized vaccines are effective against the variants that are circulating in this country.

On this slide, you can see a study published just last week that demonstrates how effective the Pfizer vaccine is against the common circulating variants in the United States, B117, as well as other variants like B1351.

Additional studies confirmed that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are also effective against circulating variants.

Finally, we know that in the rare event that people get infected after a vaccine, the resulting infection is more likely to have a lower viral load, be shorter in duration, and likely less risky of transmission to others.

Considering all of these factors — the data on vaccine effectiveness, the science on our ability to protect against circulating variants, and our growing understanding of the low risk of transmission to others, combined with universal access to vaccines for those 12 and older — today, CDC is updating our guidance for fully vaccinated people. 

Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.  If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.  We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.

Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines, and our understanding of how the virus spreads, that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.

Now, if you are immune compromised, you will most definitely want to talk to your doctor before giving up your mask. 

Also, locations such as healthcare facilities will continue to follow their specific infection control recommendations.

And lastly, this past year has shown us that this virus can be unpredictable.  So if things get worse, there is always a chance we may need to make change to these recommendations.

But we know that the more people who are vaccinated, the less cases we will have and the less chance of a new spike or additional variants emerging.

If you develop symptoms, you should put your mask back on and get tested right away. 
The science is also very clear about unvaccinated people: You remain at risk of mild or severe illness of death or spreading the disease to others.  You should still mask, and you should get vaccinated right away. <Source>

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I remember when Dr. Fauci, then positioned as the foremost HIV/ADIS expert, told everybody that AIDS was going to rampantly spread in society and was an indiscriminate killer. Fauci appears to have knowingly lied to the American public about the disease's transmissibility outside the gay and IV drug-using communities. The truth is that HIV/AIDS is somewhat difficult to get outside of specific transmission paths. Did he lie to avoid stigmatizing the gays who exert a disproportional influence in politics or to pump up research dollars? Whatever he said then was manifestly wrong and designed to mislead the public into believing that AIDS could be contracted from household contact between family members. The truth is that AIDS "only transmits by exposure to infected bodily fluids such as blood, or by sexual contact."

Magic…

Thus, people who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus magically no longer need to wear masks while indoors or outdoors or physical distance in either large or small gatherings.

But that’s not the whole story. If you have been following the news, the government has co-opted corporations to adopt policies and take actions that the government is prohibited from imposing. This public-private partnership following Communist China’s model of “State Capitalism” is a direct form of fascism.

So, while the government has seemingly relaxed mask standards, look for continuing restrictions in crowded government settings such as while on public transportation and in hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters, and in private settings such as entertainment venues and other corporate-controlled facilities.

The big question: can you believe the CDC?

If the CDC is right and you are fully vaccinated, you should not care whether or not other people are vaccinated because the risk of you being infected or suffering extreme symptoms is minimal. Of course, if you are immune-compromised or have significant underlying health issues, all bets are off.

Miscounting the numbers?

Imagine that! The Director of the CDC acknowledges that the numbers may be flawed. What she did not mention is the government incentivized miscounts by increasing the reimbursement for simply noting a patient “may have” tested positive or had the symptoms of Covid-19 even though untested. Perhaps why the number of Flu-related cases disappeared during the pandemic? Even paying more if a patient was put on a ventilator. Thus, the fight over what appears on a death certificate continues. Given that the government wanted to push the deadliness of the pandemic, one wonders how many of those reduced heart and cancer cases were attributed to COVID-19?

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Bottom line…

There is no doubt in my mind that the proximate cause for the CDC’s instantaneous 180-degree flip in guidance is the numerous Biden-inflicted crises that continue to cripple our nation.

In a free nation, you are responsible for yourself and your family. It is a matter of probabilities whether or not you will manifest COVID-19 symptoms. So the issue is one of calculating the risk/reward ratio and determining if the benefits outweigh the risks of adverse consequences.

Personally, since I am in the highest risk cohort for life-threatening reactions, I will continue to take prudent precautions in groups of strangers.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ISRAEL: WHO IS THE AGRESSOR?

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Hamas rockets on the right, Iron Dome intercepts on the left.

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As for the duplicitous Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt, not knowing they were co-located in a building with terrorists…

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Bottom line…

You cannot trust the progressive media and their propagandists. As for Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt, blind and stupid is not a good look for a company that purports to report the news.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ISRAEL: THE BIG BAD AGGRESSOR?

In what universe do you find the owner of a building housing Hamas militants along with media outlets arguing with an IDF commander to allows a crew to go back into an evacuated building to retrieve their equipment before the building is demolished? It is unheard of for any armed force to notify its enemy to minimize the loss of civilian lives – even though it may spare militants in the process.

Unbelievable…

The owner does not deny that Hamas is in the building and that the forthcoming strike is in error. From his speech, he accepts the fact that the building is about to be destroyed.

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Precision demolition…

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The progressive Hamas-loving Associated Press is outraged that Israel would dare strike a military target that also housed journalists being used as human shields against attack by design…

An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday. All AP employees and freelancers evacuated the building safely.

[OCS: If not for an Israeli courtesy call to prevent innocents from being killed, your people would be normal and customary collateral damage in a war zone.]

AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt has released the following statement:

We are shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. They have long known the location of our bureau and knew journalists were there. We received a warning that the building would be hit.

[OCS: You should be ashamed of yourself for placing your employees at grave risk by co-locating in a building with militant combats engaged in open warfare with Israel. I do not see Hamas providing warnings before they bomb innocent civilians. You are a dishonest poseur that had to know that Hamas is a U.S.-designated terrorist organization and that their use of any building makes it a lawful military target under international law.]

We are seeking information from the Israeli government and are engaged with the U.S. State Department to try to learn more.

This is an incredibly disturbing development. We narrowly avoided a terrible loss of life. A dozen AP journalists and freelancers were inside the building and thankfully we were able to evacuate them in time.

The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today. <Source>

[OCS: Right, Hamas intelligence cannot still take the elevator down a few floors to hand you propaganda to disseminate to your large network of mostly progressive media outlets.]

The White House backs up their progressive propaganda mouthpieces…

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Why?

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Nothing new as militants hide behind hospitals, schools, mosques, and civilians…

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The progressive left, including Jews, are becoming socialist snowflakes...

Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.”

[OCS: Another useful idiot who believes there can be some degree of moral equivalency between good and evil. I wonder how many non-Jews use their children as targets, hoping they will become martyrs and earn the family a monthly stipend?]

The letter comes as Israel is engaged in an intense exchange of fire with Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, in which nine Israelis and more than 100 Palestinians have died. Israel is facing fierce criticism from progressive politicians and activists for its airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas rockets. Alongside the bombing, Israel has been shaken by days of clashes between Arabs and Jews across the country.

“Why not call out Hamas?” Sandmel said. “I can’t speak for the group. For myself, as an American Jew who has never lived in Gaza or the West Bank, I don’t feel like I have ground to stand on to try to influence how Palestinians respond to oppression. I do have the ability to speak to the American Jewish community that I am hoping to lead, to look at the ways that we vote and the ways that we give tzedakah and the ways that we educate our communities.”
 
Frankie Sandmel, a rabbinical student at Hebrew College, a nondenominational school in suburban Boston, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the letter was intended as an act of caring, but also a call to change policy regarding Israel. Sandmel, who will be ordained next year, is a former intern at T’ruah, the rabbinic human rights group that has been calling for greater scrutiny on the ways that American philanthropic giving reaches right-wing Jewish extremists in Israel. <Source>
And this schmuck considers himself to be a Jew. Maybe he needs to finish his studies in Israel before he starts preaching appeasement and suffering to similarly situated and misguided progressive Jews. 

Bottom line…

There has never been a large, capable fighting force in the history of the world that has demonstrated their innate morality and regard for human life on both sides of the conflict. I wouldn't be surprised if Joe Biden's multi-trillion infrastructure plan will have an assistance package to help rebuild the destroyed Hamas/Al Jezeera/AP office building?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell